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  • Don't Worry, Be Happy!

    8/30/2016 9:46:00 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    224 224 224 224 224 224 224 The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life. ~ Brian Tracy 224 224 224 224 224 224 224 Once again, we ... Read more

  • Sleep

    8/30/2016 9:16:01 AM, by PENNYALBERT

    I need more sleep! I'm giving up my reading time :( to get more sleep. When I don't (like yesterday and today, up late reading a great book!) I hit the snooze button and run out of time for my morning workout. I'm halfway through 2 challenges, once those finish I want to do the sleep challenge. I... Read more

  • Photo journal

    8/30/2016 8:26:11 AM, by BMCKAY21

    Think I may start a photo journal of my weight loss/ body transformation. A new photo every week or so. Cant decide what to wear if anything..And where can I post my photos?... Read more

  • Blessings, August 30, 2016

    8/30/2016 8:11:42 AM, by JAGRIF

    My goal is to list at least three blessings every day. Here are today's blessings: 1. The staff retreat was beautiful yesterday. 2. Field trips. 3. My son was home for a short time yesterday. 4. Family, friends, and faith. Feel free to list your own blessing... Read more

  • One thing I'm good at

    8/30/2016 8:08:07 AM, by CHERYLR14

    I am a very good facilitator/ trainer. I feel exhilarated when people get that "aha!" Moment. I suspect that's part of the reason I'm a good facilitator, because I still get stoked when I help others.... Read more

  • healthy me

    8/30/2016 7:15:10 AM, by MARPARMC46

    to be in my perfectly healthy place without a scale is scary but i have read that the other ways to track success are actually more accurate. for me this would be the ability to do many of the physical activities i love with out worry ie kayak climb a mountain zip line play with the grands... Read more

  • Baby steps

    8/30/2016 5:56:17 AM, by WKINGUP

    So I'm not that consistent with logging my food, mostly because I seem to have to add everything I eat to the list. (I think it's because I'm in canada). However, I have started to portion my food, walk more and I am down 2.2!... Read more

  • A Relaxed Day

    8/30/2016 5:30:34 AM, by SAIRAHK

    Spent a relaxing first day of the week. Did my 30 minutes of chair exercises as the trainer came by and then made a light lunch of grilled chicken, some toss salad with cucumber, tomatoes, onions and olives, a lentil gravy with rice - Both my DH and I stayed well within our calorie limit. Fo... Read more

  • Life is like an echo

    8/30/2016 5:27:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Make sure that you are treating both yourself and others with love. Life is like an echo: what you send out will return to you!... Read more

  • Feeling tired all I want to do sleep

    8/30/2016 4:47:56 AM, by DRUSSELL176

    Is this normal I just so tired no energy to do anything, diet is blown out.... Read more

  • Aug 30, 2016 Getting back into the "saddle" again.

    8/30/2016 4:47:47 AM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    I seem to be getting caught up on my sleep/energy. It is taking time, though. My first TOPS weigh-in since I got home, only 3 lb up from the last one. I worked hard to keep it down and get it off after getting home. Now that fall is here, and the weather has cooled off a little, I am ... Read more

  • Oops! Let's try this again...

    8/30/2016 1:31:35 AM, by VELMA1968

    So it ;has been a while since I visited. The good news is that I have completed PT and my knee is much better. I am continuing to do my exercises and most days it feels pretty good. My husband and I have been pretty good about going to the gym. I am finding I really like the stationary recumbent bik... Read more

  • ways I have seen my health improve without the scale

    8/29/2016 10:49:40 PM, by ADALOUISE

    Here we are at day 22 with SparkPeople. Since joining I have lost 5 pounds. This however is just a number adding to my healthy attitude. If scales had never been invented I would still know that I am getting healthier. These are the ways I would know: 1. My stomach has gone down and I do no... Read more

  • Getting Better Every Day

    8/29/2016 10:42:38 PM, by ALWAYSPARKLING

    Yes, I am still sick, but getting better every day. I still a not eating much, but I am keeping more food down each day. Today, was the best felt in weeks!!!! I was able to go put and get errands done. I got the laundry done and most of it put away. The dishes are washed drained and put away. Th... Read more

  • My biggest supporter

    8/29/2016 10:37:51 PM, by CHRISTYG1949

    My biggest supporter has been my fitness buddy, Sue. She is there to workout with me and encourage me every day.... Read more

  • Today has been long and the house is a mess. Hopefully just three days more.

    8/29/2016 10:29:45 PM, by NORASPAT

    It is a situation we have at home because the contactor asks what we want. That keeps us at home. The poor dogs are not happy with the noise and one is a BEAGLE who always joins in with the racket. He likes to be with me so we walk around the yard together. The Chihuahua is always to get out o... Read more

  • Going to see PA-C on Friday the painkillers didn't work

    8/29/2016 9:53:46 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS36

    The title of my blog says it all. I am going to see the PA-C on Friday morning. The pain killers didn't work. I was on tramadol and the pain only got worse by last night. I am still in pain. I am getting another script for vicodin through mail probably tomorrow to help me live comfortably until I go... Read more

  • Monday ...still feeling a bit off

    8/29/2016 9:27:43 PM, by TERRI289

    Stayed up late reading but managed to get up and go about my day. My Zumba class went well, I did a few errands, and came home to check on the pets before going to the eye specialist. Working on new choreo, spending time with Dana girl, and watching Game of Thrones. Wow, anytime a CGI wolf gets... Read more

  • Fighting

    8/29/2016 9:03:59 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    I'm fighting the whole Aging thing........................I
    'm not going "OLD" easy. Luckily, Spark People is helping me to be successful. 252... Read more

  • Health info....yes I'm back

    8/29/2016 8:58:57 PM, by CONNIEDETHOMAS

    I have just reset my numbers. The ones I first put in a few days ago was wrong.... There was no way I was going to start at 325 when it was really 335. The passed year and half has been a tough one for me. All the weight is back. I wasn't able to walk last summer. My heel was hurti... Read more

  • Interesting Timing

    8/29/2016 8:55:02 PM, by DUFFYDYER

    I reset my goals today. Something I've done more times than I can to admit. I need to lose 100 pounds- again. I let Spark pick my goal date--- 2 pounds a week- the date? August 14, 2017 which will be the day after my 40th wedding anniversary. How bizarre! If I put my mind to it I can weigh about the... Read more

  • Flexibility

    8/29/2016 8:49:22 PM, by UMUCGRAD

    I was looking forward to an inspiring week of conference here in Houston, but my week has been cut to three days because of an emergency back home. I feel blessed that I can adjust, pivot and do what needs to be done. Not everyone can. I don't feel superior to anyone, I'm just happy that I'm able.... Read more

  • Monday, Monday

    8/29/2016 8:14:44 PM, by CRUISEGAL55

    335 Monday, Monday, so good to me; Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be. Oh, Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee That Monday evening you would still be here with me. Monday, Monday, can't trust that day; Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way. ... Read more

  • 8/29/16

    8/29/2016 7:11:34 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Today I have been spending the day catching up on all the things I missed over the weekend. Started the day by cutting the grass. Since it rained late last week, I couldn't cut it before the retreat, so it was long and clumpy due to a heavy dew last night. So I will need to cut it again in a cou... Read more

  • So humid!

    8/29/2016 4:52:21 PM, by DANNATWEEDY

    It's so humid here lately in Missouri that it's hard for me to go outside for a walk or just enjoy the weather. I have asthma and seasonal allergies and going outside for very long takes a lot out of me. Having to stay inside for all my exercising can get boring even though there are numerous exerci... Read more

  • Monday afternoon

    8/29/2016 3:25:54 PM, by PICKIE98

    I finally got a call-back from the estate sale company. I have an appointment with the owner Sept 12. Kind of like the auction, but not as dramatic, I imagine. They do the sales on Friday and Saturdays. Perfect. Now to call the sister up and inform her.. Hold me back; I can hardly wait. I ... Read more

  • Feeling motovated

    8/29/2016 2:43:41 PM, by BMCKAY21

    I want to get back to my Wolverine body or better. Walking 4 miles everyday and 30 min of weights 1 day. Here we go bub... Read more

  • Out in the sun.

    8/29/2016 2:41:59 PM, by LITTLESTEP4

    So I started adding running in the park to my daily routine last week. After the kids showed interest in going to the park with me to play while I run I really picked up more laps. They also enjoyed it as their were other kids with their parents out to play too. The running outside made me not just ... Read more

  • Tell Me Your Low Carb Tips & Tricks!

    8/29/2016 2:33:22 PM, by HODGEPODGEPANDA

    16:8 fasting is helping me to lose weight without much effort. Yay! But in the third week, I've started to realize it isn't a panacea. Although I'm eating less overall, eating too many carbohydrates in a shorter amount of time is causing issues. I doubt I could ever really eat low carb, but I ... Read more

  • Back on my grind

    8/29/2016 2:17:15 PM, by TONYSGIRL86

    I got back from vacation last night and got a good night sleep so I could hit the gym this morning and I had a great 2 hr. workout! Felt good to be back in my home gym again.... Read more

  • I am back to Sparking Again

    8/29/2016 1:38:28 PM, by CARRIE310

    Hi everyone. I got lost in my own little world. I was here one day and gone the next. I completely forgot about and/or did not think about SP. So from the last time I was here until today (8/2916) I have been doing me. Since I have been here, I have had another birthday by the grace of God. My... Read more

  • You don't need to pay to lose weight!!

    8/29/2016 1:36:12 PM, by LAW06211

    I just watched a commercial for Nutrisystem and I was shocked at the statement I heard. The actor said, and I quote " counting calories does not work!" I beg to differ with her. I have lost 25 lbs on SP in the last 4 months and I did not have to pay or buy any special meals through the mail to get t... Read more

  • Today!

    8/29/2016 1:30:24 PM, by LCDDUB

    Late start to the day, but working to get back on track. Hope all you Sparkers have a great start to your week... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • Hungry!

    8/29/2016 12:55:05 PM, by PENNYALBERT

    I've been doing great sticking with my diet plan (abs diet), 3 meals and 3 snacks. Today i find myself very hungry, really for the first time since i started the journey. I did more exercise than usual yesterday, maybe that's the culprit. Yesterday's food had more fat than usual, I think because of ... Read more

  • Day 2

    8/29/2016 12:32:35 PM, by DIANEPW3

    Starting my day with thinky thoughts. So what am I trying to do differently this time? More so than just losing weight and not caring how I do it I have to understand that at my age exercise alone will not control my weight. Obviously So I'm trying to learn how to eat real food, not diet food , ... Read more

  • Injured knee and big calorie burn! Day 2.

    8/29/2016 11:44:18 AM, by HOLLYHAVIK

    I Injured my knee in January and have re-injured it several times since with falling. It has been very sore when moving/standing up the last week or so. that I have worked out the last 2 days (the first 2 days of my new determination to fitness) and today I burned 382 calories by 11 am. It feels so ... Read more

  • Never did this before!

    8/29/2016 11:09:50 AM, by DBREFCZYN

    First time. Not sure what to do or talk about! Just trying to give up soda to start with. And trying to physically move and add some activities. I love to read so its easy to just sit with my nose in a book! Any suggestions? Just exactly is blogging for and about? This is my youngest of 14 gra... Read more

  • tracking

    8/29/2016 10:57:19 AM, by GLENDAK72

    well I weighed in 2 days ago at 366.5 and my last WI was 8/17 at 373 as I looked back over my journey I thought what have I been doing this time that has helped me lose then I have been doing. I figured it out... I have tracked everything!!!! I do mean everything if I just take a drink or a bite I f... Read more

  • Embrace the suck and keep moving forward

    8/29/2016 10:56:18 AM, by RECOVERYMAMA

    I ran across this quote a couple weeks ago, and it really fits. Can't remember where I heard it, but boy does it fit. I do know that the "embrace the suck" part comes from the Marine Corp, as I heard it often when I was married to my first husband. I also heard it in a similar way from a recove... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    8/29/2016 10:37:36 AM, by JLAMING263

    "You should express regularly to your wife and children your reverence and respect for her. Indeed, one of the greatest things a father can do for his children is to love their mother." Howard W. Hunter... Read more

  • I have had the stomach flu

    8/29/2016 10:12:16 AM, by DOROTHY58X

    I regret I have not been posting, blogging or even reading articles in SP for the past five days or so but I have had a bad case of stomach flu. I'm (finally) feeling well enough to get up, get showered and dressed and meet the world again today. I have an eye doctors appt early this afternoon and I... Read more

  • Goood morningg!!!

    8/29/2016 9:46:51 AM, by IRMAE1

    Well..I ate almost 1300 calories last night. And it showed on the scale. 211.4 lbs. But I'm sticking to my goal of 205 lbs by the end of the week. Tried bulletproofing my coffee..but 60 calories..tried it. But I don't think this is going to work. Sticking to my Scarsdale modified plan.... Read more

  • Monday Mornint Sunshine

    8/29/2016 9:44:18 AM, by DWROBERGE

    Another sunshiny 80 degree start to the day on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast. Looks like some sort of storm is on the way. Exercises are going very well. Calories remain below 1300. Weight is still down. Trivia is up to 95% for the month. keeping focused for more success. Hope all are enjo... Read more

  • Monday...

    8/29/2016 9:35:31 AM, by TWEDEE777

    Enough said...... Read more

  • A pound is a pound is a pound

    8/29/2016 9:24:26 AM, by DELIKENS2014

    I saw this picture and thought to myself, a pound is a pound is a pound. I know that it is referring to how fast you travel the mile, but I couldn't help but relate it to my weight loss journey. I am older and don't lose the weight as fast as I did at a younger, much younger age. It def... Read more

  • Dogs ;-) 8/29/16

    8/29/2016 9:20:12 AM, by PDSLIM

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    miles-into-town-every-day-
    just-to-visit-his-friends?
    utm_source=feedblitz&utm_m
    edium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_cam
    paign=FeedBlitzRss&utm_con
    tent=Bruno+the+Dog+Walks+F
    our+Miles+Into+Town+Every+Day+Just+t... Read more

  • Leadership

    8/29/2016 9:17:04 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    381 381 381 381 381 381 381 Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. ~Peter F. Drucker 381 381 381 381 381 381 381 So, the question is, "... Read more

  • Hopeful

    8/29/2016 8:25:50 AM, by BMCKAY21

    Had a unsuccessful diet weekend but a great exercise weekend. I am hopeful to get back on track this week. I would like to break the 260lbs barrier by Friday, I just need to stay focused on the goal. 249... Read more

  • Disgusted

    8/29/2016 8:16:01 AM, by JULMATT

    Okay, it is official the last two and half weeks of stress/emotional, depression, and plan out not giving a darn has caught up with me on the scales. My first thought was I failed and I knew it the moment I gave into the stress eating. Wrong thought, but like most of the time when something goes ... Read more

  • Weight loss goal

    8/29/2016 8:13:39 AM, by CHERYLR14

    Today's spark coach prompting is to set a time for achieving my weight loss goal. But the thought of doing so fills me with anxiety. What if I set the realistic goal and I don't reach it? That has happened to me so many times in the past. What if my goal reveals a lack of confidence? Perhaps I will ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    8/29/2016 8:00:52 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Blessings, August 29, 2016

    8/29/2016 7:59:21 AM, by JAGRIF

    My goal is to list at least three blessings every day. Here are today's blessings: 1. My knee is healing and I am decreasing PT. 2. I have a staff retreat today. It's always a good day. 3. My son may come home for a quick visit today. 4. Family, friends, and faith... Read more

  • Back from vacation

    8/29/2016 7:32:23 AM, by TONYSGIRL86

    Hello Sparkpeople, I got way off track last week while on vacation because we were in the Smokey Mountains and my phone couldn't get good reception so I couldn't log anything but I am back on my grind today with much work to do. Feels good to be home, well for a little while anyhow,lol.... Read more

  • Turning of the Wheel: A Helpful Carnelian

    8/29/2016 6:33:50 AM, by DISNEYLIFE

    The best view of the color. As a whole piece. About 5in x 3in... About the size of my fist, but flatter. I'm writing this past 11 p.m., and I am tired... and am now writing this before 6 a.m. and I am still tired... haha!. But I wanted to share the most recent development. T... Read more

  • Take the Shot!

    8/29/2016 5:32:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Photos can be important! Group shots and Selfies are a way to remember a moment, and to be close to someone that you love. Maybe they are not always the best of shots, but its the closeness that I love. Whether in a restaurant or on a mountain, whether its for a special day or nothing a... Read more

  • A Lovely Weekend!!!

    8/29/2016 4:38:13 AM, by SAIRAHK

    I had a wonderful weekend, which started off a bit painfully though. Friday afternoon, I had my appointment with the new dentist - supposedly and new specialization - Geriatric Dentistry - specializes in dental issues for the old - did you say the word "OLD" who said I'm old? Anyways, had to ge... Read more

  • Today the front steps were re-built by ME!!

    8/28/2016 10:23:47 PM, by NORASPAT

    I am getting very handy with a CROW BAR. DH did not want me to do this but he knows we will have to start from scratch. I had been taking down our wall and I am using some of those concrete blocks to save our concrete steps.. To me it is like sewing you just have to put the pieces together. That... Read more

  • 8/28/16

    8/28/2016 10:06:31 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Boy this has been a great weekend. I was with 34 other men, on fire with the Lord. Was such a moving weekend. Made some new friends, offered advice and had a great weekend spiritually, physically and mentally. Who could ask for more? The food at the retreat center was fantastic, but I had to ke... Read more

  • Sunday...weary kind of day

    8/28/2016 8:44:06 PM, by TERRI289

    Dana dog got up at 3 am today..tired.. I did go back to sleep though which was good. I fit in a walk this morning and some yoga and some dog time. I even finished a book. yay. Dh was home from work about 12:30 and we took a ride to Fort Mott which is a park next to the Delaware River. Saw quite... Read more

  • Stuck.

    8/28/2016 7:43:32 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    How I am feeling in my journey. ... Read more

  • Make the World Better!

    8/28/2016 7:17:17 PM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    36 36 36 36 36 36 36 Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer. ~ Leo Buscaglia 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 John Wooden, UCLA basketball ... Read more

  • Better Days

    8/28/2016 6:58:08 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    I've seen better days, but I've also seen worse. I don't have everything that I want, but I do have all I need. I woke up with some aches and pains this morning, but I woke up. My life may not be perfect, but I am BLESSED. May your life be BLESSED also.............. 26... Read more

  • Day 1 - A new day

    8/28/2016 6:49:13 PM, by DIANEPW3

    I've just reset my account and goals to get rid of my past feelings of failure. It's a fresh start. 30 min low impact aerobics and 10 min arm exercise.... Read more

  • Gratitude feels good.

    8/28/2016 6:29:01 PM, by CRUISEGAL55

    I hope you all had a terrific weekend! I did and I'm so grateful for all my blessings.... family, friends.... a happy home, with fur babies and a nice job. I just saw the neatest thing on the news. It's so rare for the news to make me smile. There was a Special Olympics Event- Stand up Paddle B... Read more

  • Non Scale Victory!

    8/28/2016 4:40:40 PM, by ORANGEBLUEJEDI

    On June 8th, I completed an undergrad certificate in Human Resources from Ashworth college and my diploma finally came in the mail. So excited! I'm currently working on an Intro To psychology and Accounting Basics course through them then I'm going to enroll in the Healthcare Management program wi... Read more

  • Line in the sand

    8/28/2016 3:55:08 PM, by SHAPEUPCHELLE

    Today I decided it was time to add some tape measurements to my reset account, so out came the tape. I was well aware that I wouldn't like the numbers I was putting in, but I also knew that I needed a line in the sand, a benchmark for future measurements to improve on. So below are the results... Read more

  • Sunday afternoon

    8/28/2016 3:28:42 PM, by PICKIE98

    Nothing brewing today except my herbal tea for iced tea. It is so nice to sleep and wake up and not have to go to work...... Read more

  • GLOBAL FEST 2016

    8/28/2016 2:34:26 PM, by FRUSTRATEDOMA

    WE HAD A GREAT TIME BUT EVERY YEAR AS WE SIT THERE FREEZING WE WONDER WHY WE DO THIS BUT LOVE IT SO VERY MUCH.THIS IS MY DARLING HUBBY LEN ME THIS IS THE BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW THAT CAME OUT AFTER THE RAIN EARLY IN THE EVENING AND THEN A HALF AN HOUR BEFORE THE FIREWORKS STARTED THE HEAVENS O... Read more

  • Musings on being an old college student, and my exercise plan for the next month

    8/28/2016 2:31:47 PM, by PUPPYLOVE77

    I am finally a Senior in college, at the ripe old age of 38! I have a few more semester's because of the way the courses are offered but I'm stoked to feel like I have made it over the hump and can see an accomplishment coming! I had an amazing experience just a couple of weeks ago, that I am a... Read more

  • At some point you have to stop and do something with all this produce!

    8/28/2016 2:14:40 PM, by GOLDENRODFARM

    Yesterday was a kitchen day, I canned 12 quarts of apple juice, made a batch of blackberry freeze jam, blueberry freezer jam, duck sauce with plums and peaches, and blueberry syrup. I still have one more batch of blackberry jam to make this time regular jam not low sugar or freezer for my Dad. I a... Read more

  • Created a Collage

    8/28/2016 2:06:44 PM, by BRUGGESBABY

    Today I forced myself to slow down and take the time to create a collage that would be inspirational for me. I went through some old magazines and cut out the pictures that reflect my goal: traveling at my goal weight, especially to Portugal, being comfortable enough in a bathing suit to enjoy... Read more

  • Lost in Outerspace!

    8/28/2016 1:50:52 PM, by LADYLUK

    Wow I lost 3 hours this morning already! I spent 3 hours on here writing my blog and researching what I really wanted to say so that I got it just right and I hit submit and poof it was gone just like that. It said my session had timed out. I was pretty disappointed at first and the first thing that... Read more

  • UNFINISHED THOUGHT

    8/28/2016 1:44:01 PM, by NORMAQUE

    Today I am feeling blah, and that is weird because it is a truly nice day. We woke up to temps in the upper 70s instead of the 90s and it is almost like fall is here. Being a long time resident of Bullhead City Arizona though I know that summer is far from being over. Today is supposed to get to ... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 8/28/16

    8/28/2016 1:32:11 PM, by PDSLIM

    Feral to Farm - great program www.spokanimal.org/farmlivin.p
    hp Nice to see some folks are catching up to the ancient Egyptians!!! Have a purrrfect day. Peggy... Read more

  • Yesterday was a tough day

    8/28/2016 1:30:51 PM, by DANNATWEEDY

    Yesterday was a tough day for me. Woke up feeling really down and couldn't get out of the funk all day. I didn't exercise yesterday but today is a new day and I know I can do this! I'm going to take it up a notch today and show myself what I am made of! I can do this!... Read more

  • Gratitude

    8/28/2016 12:14:50 PM, by CHERYLR14

    I am grateful for easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables because I am more likely to stick with healthy eating.... Read more

  • Today!

    8/28/2016 11:52:49 AM, by LCDDUB

    Getting back on track. Hoping all you Sparkers have a great end to your week-end... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • Sunny start to Sunday

    8/28/2016 11:19:22 AM, by DWROBERGE

    It is an 81 degree sunny start to the day today on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast. Exercises are going very well. Calories remain well below 1300. Weight is still down. Trivia is still at 94% for the month. Getting ready for the end of summer season. Keeping focused for more success. Hope a... Read more

  • When I get stuck, it is usually one thing stopping me.

    8/28/2016 11:00:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    Lately, I have had to make many decisions about our big move to Buffalo from Connecticut. A couple of things I was stuck doing and I just could not move past them' -making a budget that I'd stick to. -actually putting the move in motion Both are now accomplished! Yeah! 104 521 ... Read more

  • Set up goals and entered measurements.

    8/28/2016 10:36:04 AM, by CKOUDSI617

    Wow, this year has sped by so fast! I can't believe September is this Thursday and today is only eighteen weeks until the New Year! Today I weigh 177. If I can lose just 1.5 lbs. per week until 2017, I can lose 27 lbs. and be 150! Can I do it? I believe I CAN! Cheers!... Read more

  • Back at it.

    8/28/2016 9:57:02 AM, by DIANEPW3

    Taking advantage of the Spark premium release to jump back in.... Read more

  • Blessings, August 28, 2016

    8/28/2016 9:54:22 AM, by JAGRIF

    My goal is to list at least three blessings every day. Here are today's blessings: 1. I was able to treat myself to a fitbit alta, which I like more than I thought I would. 2. I am walking on the treadmill again. I'm starting another 100 day challenge. 3. My son may come... Read more

  • Pain..

    8/28/2016 9:33:56 AM, by TWEDEE777

    Pain makes us remember we are alive. Just hope I can make it lessen some. Have a great Sunday everybody 😁... Read more

  • Some days just work out

    8/28/2016 8:53:41 AM, by DIALYN50

    I don't mean "work out" as in exercise, but a day in which the jigsaw puzzle of the "to do" list fit together the way we hope when we create it. Yesterday was like that. My brother started it with scheduling a lunch at a local Italian restaurant. This restaurant was a staple in our lives befor... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    8/28/2016 8:06:57 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    33 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Improvements

    8/28/2016 7:47:28 AM, by CHRISTYG1949

    In addition to the obvious weight loss, I feel stronger overall and my knees feel stronger as well. I have to baby them and the exercises to strengthen the muscles around my knees do seem to be working!... Read more

  • Week 3 weigh in

    8/28/2016 7:08:46 AM, by X_MICHELLE_X

    Yeah, 4lbs lost this week. Beast ending helped. Feeling softer and more able to bend, more energy and feeling better over all. Onward and upward!!... Read more

  • Ocean Day for me

    8/28/2016 5:47:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Biking on the beach Saturday was the beach day! We brought our bikes and stopped at Odiorne state park. What a beautiful spot. We did a big loop by riding the dirt trail near to to the beach first, then taking the paved path back. It was a perfect day for a ride. It was a great surprise t... Read more

  • Day 1 No More Scarlet Complex

    8/28/2016 3:27:00 AM, by -LILAC-

    All those times I told myself I would think about it tomorrow when it came to making healthy changes in my life has come to an end. I don't know how many more tomorrows I will have otherwise! Where has this Scarlet Complex gotten me? I am at a weight I NEVER dreamed I would be. I can't wear th... Read more

  • Let your light shine!

    8/28/2016 1:56:09 AM, by GLORYTOHIMALONE

    As an recent SP newcomer I love the idea of the concept that Spark People provide via positive & uplifting encouragement. With that in mind it made me think of the light created from a 'spark'. Therefore it seemed fitting to share the following. For God who said, "Let light shine out of the darknes... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 36

    8/27/2016 11:56:54 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today it was a good thing I am committed to this challenge or I probably wouldn't have exercised. Friday and Saturday are normally my days of but someone is out of town so I worked for him. It has thrown of my routine and it has made me tired because I didn't get a couple of days to mentally recharg... Read more

  • Don't Throw Caution to the Winds

    8/27/2016 10:37:47 PM, by AGEE1944

    11180 steps so far today. Family upset I went out at night to get over 10K steps after walking earlier @ Mall: 8500 steps Took the "beating" well. Must be careful, I know. Was only in the neighborhood. Will be more cautious in the future. Do the neighborhood on the main streets, but, cell user... Read more

  • Goals 08/27/2016

    8/27/2016 10:36:21 PM, by SUZQ45

    I started Spark Coach recently as I bought a premium membership and Spark Coach comes with the premium membership. Today the lesson was to have defined goals so here goes. 1) Lose 1 pound a week until my weight reaches 135 pounds. My goal date is June 1, 2017. 2) Exercise every day. O... Read more

  • Saturday started early

    8/27/2016 10:21:24 PM, by TERRI289

    Dana dog got up at 4 am...I picked her up and carried her outside. then i went off to do chores and errands and had a work meeting at 11 am. Then I came home to try to rest before our birthday party at a friend's. We had a really nice time...some of my friends love the same things as my husband... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 8/27/16

    8/27/2016 9:20:30 PM, by PDSLIM

    Elephant's Favorite Human www.viralnova.com/kham-laa/?mb
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    16-03-12&utm_term=All%20of%20Viralnova Have a wonderful day. Peggy... Read more

  • Last day with Sis

    8/27/2016 8:07:56 PM, by CRUISEGAL55

    We had a nice day at the pool. Did some reading. We went out for a great dinner! I've been wanting to try this restaurant- The Garlic. We loved it! ... YES... lots of garlic. 372 (Niki's waiting for treats, again. 26 ) 247... Read more

  • The Big 6-0

    8/27/2016 8:07:13 PM, by UMUCGRAD

    So far, it doesn't feel much different that 59 :-), but I'm rejoicing that I've made it this far. I love milestone years and consider each one a blessing. I'm just thrilled to be able to say, "Look at me, I'm 60 years young!"... Read more

  • A Little Humor For Your Saturday

    8/27/2016 7:59:50 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    All the organs of the body were having a meeting, trying to decide who was the one in charge. "I should be in charge," said the BRAIN, "because I run all the body's systems, so without me nothing would happen." "I should be in charge," said the BLOOD, "because I circulate oxygen all over ... Read more

  • Proud of myself

    8/27/2016 7:55:24 PM, by BRUGGESBABY

    Today I went with a friend to a festival in a town about 2 hours away. My friend also has a serious weight problem but is not following any particular weight loss plan. We walked around for about 2 hours, looking at all the different craft booths and listening to some really good music. (7,000 steps... Read more

  • Today!

    8/27/2016 3:30:09 PM, by LCDDUB

    Tough end to the day yesterday, then a rough night for sleep. End up awaking WAY LATER than I usually do, so my chore for today is to turn it around with what time I've got left in the day. I know "this too shall pass..." Carpe Diem 386... Read more