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  • Word of the Day: true-blue

    5/29/2017 3:48:44 PM, by LT3AG4S

    Word of the Day: true-blue [troo-bloo] http://static.sfdict.com/aud
    io/T05/T0538500.mp3 adjective 1. unwaveringly loyal or faithful; staunch; unchangingly true.... Read more

  • Refuse to believe I'm a failure

    5/29/2017 3:24:28 PM, by JOSOWIECKI

    Even though I have tried and failed many times at losing weight, I do not consider myself a failure. What I consider myself to be is an addict. A food addict. I'm addicted to sugar. I love junk food; pastries, candy, chocolate, etc. and it seems I can never have enough. I feel guilty when I eat ... Read more

  • cardio

    5/29/2017 3:04:57 PM, by 4LMHJCR

    Going to try and do at least 10 minutes of some sort of low impact cardio every day from now on.... Read more

  • How do I re-start weight loss?

    5/29/2017 1:36:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was doing well here in the new place for a few weeks. Weight went down a little. Now I am definitely off the wagon. Birthday cake is gone! 20 When I was losing, I was ordering a large entre dinner salad maybe 3 times a week. I was campaigning for healthier dessert choices. Sadly they are... Read more

  • Memorial Day

    5/29/2017 12:37:42 PM, by DWROBERGE

    We were up early this stormy morning on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast. The sun is beginning to shine a bit. I hope to observe the moment of silence suggested for three o'clock this afternoon. I finished the laundry and dishes. We have much outdoor work to complete this week. Exercises ar... Read more

  • Happy Memorial Day!!!!

    5/29/2017 12:08:44 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Happy Memorial Day to everyone!!! Hope that it is a safe and healthy one. I had a somewhat of a healthy breakfast of a Chai tea (loose leaf) with Splenda and French Vanilla creamer and 2 slices of wheat toast with peanut butter on them. Yesterday I had the toast and peanut butter plus some yogurt. I... Read more

  • Thankful Memorial Day to all!

    5/29/2017 11:20:42 AM, by PICKIE98

    To those who offered up their careers, lives, family time, safety and friends, to serve our country I salute you. To those, like my Dad, who are now gone to their reward, I tip my hat for the service that was not usually volunteered. To those who were chastised(Vietnam vets( for doing what they t... Read more

  • Day 90 - Gluten-Free Living - feeling empowered & in complete control

    5/29/2017 11:09:13 AM, by LINDYPOWER

    Last night weight increased from 193.3 up to 195.1 This morning the weight was 194.1. Trying to understand my body and fluctuations most likely based on fluid retention. I ate well, yesterday, but last night I was uncomfortably hungry so I had an organic apple and 3 sli... Read more

  • Memorial Day cookout survival

    5/29/2017 11:04:12 AM, by BRIAR150

    Family cookouts are always so difficult. I seem to miss out on half the fun because I'm so focused on trying to only eat healthy. Today, I am not going to do this. I'm going to eat a hamburger, hotdog and eeeeekkkkks potato salad! The biggest difference is I'm only going to eat 1 hamburger and 1 ho... Read more

  • Monday..

    5/29/2017 11:00:09 AM, by JUSTA123

    So today is going to be very hot again, looks like exercise will be in the pool 211 , made some goals for the next 30 days , that don't include weighing in 246 , Drink 8 glasses of water a day, walk at least 1 mile, and if I can't do it least 15 minutes of exercise every day. Stay away from unhealth... Read more

  • New Motivation

    5/29/2017 10:11:11 AM, by LONGKA

    Well, our family has set a goal of a family vacation to Walt Disney World next year. We did this once before- 3 years ago - it was wonderful. By family, I mean 2 daughters, their spouses, 7 grandkids total, and my sister. (Would be great if my brother goes too but I doubt it.) It would be even mor... Read more

  • Self Made People

    5/29/2017 10:06:17 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    36 36 36 36 36 36 36 “We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it.” ~ Earl Nightingale 36 36 36 36 36 36 36... Read more

  • There are days . . .

    5/29/2017 10:05:45 AM, by JULMATT

    There are days that I just do not feel like caring about what I put into my mouth every second of the day. It is as if the nagging insistences of eating this or not eating this, bogs my mind down until I just become so aggravated that I feel like I am going to lose it if I track one meal. Yet, I ... Read more

  • Bad influence

    5/29/2017 9:50:19 AM, by KOI239

    Fell of the wagon! Husbands and/or boyfriends can be a very bad influence. Holidays and parties too! I had been doing great with my diet but then came this week end holiday and a party on a boat. The only chairs not in the sun were right across from food. I started out being good with a healthy sand... Read more

  • Trying a new attitude - charting a new course to health

    5/29/2017 9:45:21 AM, by RI-SUNSHINE

    Normally I start yet another new diet (cough life style change) and I complain about it. I have been listening to one of the great courses on health (lifelong health). The speaker said that we are charting our course toward health and that even little 1% shifts can make a huge difference in where ... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    5/29/2017 7:39:53 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    198 386 Sparkers ... Read more

  • Leaving..

    5/29/2017 7:08:50 AM, by TWEDEE777

    Visiting the twin grands has been super stressful. Brought our youngest daughter (25) with us, and she knows more than her Dad and I do. Stress ate not so good stuff, but stayed within my range. Can't wait to be home again. Hope you all have a safe and fun filled holiday!!... Read more

  • Tick bite

    5/29/2017 5:55:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Late Sunday night, I noticed something was attached to my lower stomach. I turned on the light, and found that a tick had just barely attached itself to me! my husband helped me remove the tick, and then I put clear tape around its body. I have never had to deal with my own tick bite before, and ... Read more

  • Dogs & Cats ;-) 5/28/17

    5/29/2017 12:05:30 AM, by PDSLIM

    Pool Party www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sOUW6
    g6te4 Have a Fun Memorial Day but remember those who serve. Am at the Intrepid again - member breakfast with several friends, then the ceremony, volunteer in the afternoon. I... Read more

  • Coach assignment 5/28

    5/28/2017 11:14:08 PM, by DEEBREF52

    To me health means_____? Means be physically able to do the things in life i need and want to do! Getting up and feeling energetic and like i can take on the world!! I use to be extremely healthy! The last several years not so much!! There was a few times i was almost unable to walk! ... Read more

  • 5/28/17

    5/28/2017 11:11:55 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Happy Memorial to all who served. I took a bunch of cub/boy scouts to the Veteran's cemetary to put flags on the graves. It is such a moving site when you see a flag on every grave. A friend of mine car broke down and he asked if I could drive them, and I said I was happy to. A small gift of tim... Read more

  • Blessings, May 28, 2017

    5/28/2017 11:06:58 PM, by JAGRIF

    My goal is to list at least three blessings each day. Here are today's blessings: 1. Found my pool passes today. 2. Fresh fruit. 3. Books. 4. Family, friends, and faith. ... Read more

  • Sunday..a class and the last day of the Greek festival

    5/28/2017 10:59:16 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good day, Zumba class in the morning, brunch at the diner, and then dinner with friends at the Greek festival. Inbetween, I worked on my closet....little victories with housework mean a lot to me! Teaching a special Memorial day class tomorrow with two instructors for 90 minutes.... Read more

  • It Is The VETERAN

    5/28/2017 10:10:30 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given ... Read more

  • A wonderful blessing-Happy 70th birthday to hubby!

    5/28/2017 9:06:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here , I can say my true feelings about this event. Hubby is still with us after his stroke in 2006. A miracle. DD is with us and going strong after nearly dying several times from driving intoxicated and overuse of meds. Hubby's youngest brother and wife drove many hours to be with us. We are... Read more

  • Best choc cake and frosting from Rockland County Bakery, NY

    5/28/2017 8:48:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    The frosting was so dark and creamy and not overly sweet. I wish I knew their secret. I usually don't even eat cake but this was very special. chris... Read more

  • introduction

    5/28/2017 6:45:52 PM, by TREESY49

    Hello, My name Is Trisa(Tree-sa) I am 49 , nearly 50 yrs old and want to get myself healthier for myself, my kids and my grandkids. I have been married to my husband Doug for almost 15 years(coming up in August). I have a 29 year old daughter, Natalie, and a 13 year old daughter, Jenna. ( They have ... Read more

  • W/c 29/5/17 plan cos it makes life simple!

    5/28/2017 5:19:49 PM, by PLANANAN

    Daily Breakfast, ✔️ Bible✔️ Spark✔️ Walk✔️ Then Monday Brush wash and polish 12 chairs in church hall or less ifor one hour✔️80 mins Tidy away odds and ends not already away from planting and gardening last weekTAKING LONGER THAN EXPECTED. Will be out there again after lunch✔️ ... Read more

  • Smaller Sizes

    5/28/2017 1:23:25 PM, by MARCIE18

    I would be remiss if I didn't document my success in losing inches, as well as pounds. Especially since the scale has been moving a lot slower these days. Yesterday I went clothes shopping (to take advantage of all the Memorial Day sales). In the past, I always bought jeans and pants with elastic... Read more

  • keeping positive about my goals

    5/28/2017 1:21:42 PM, by 4LMHJCR

    I know that the doctor did not seem concerned about my systolic blood pressure being at 140 and it is at the very bottom of the stage 1 hypertension scale, but I am still going to try and do whatever I can to get that number down more. I do need to start adding a bit more protein to my meals... Read more

  • Flat Tops in the Spring - 5-28-17

    5/28/2017 12:56:14 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    The weather is schizophrenic this time of year - rain, turning to snow, turning to 70 degree days with bright blue skies. Jeff Hall captured one of those "bright blue skies" with the brilliant green grass of spring, and the Flat Tops Wilderness Area with a fresh dusting of snow in the background. ... Read more

  • Your Mind

    5/28/2017 11:47:41 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    “Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.” ~ Earl Nightingale... Read more

  • Remember

    5/28/2017 11:32:27 AM, by CRUISEGAL55

    Remember...This Holiday weekend does not celebrate the beginning of summer or backyard bar-b-ques. ... Read more

  • Sunday!

    5/28/2017 10:25:30 AM, by JUSTA123

    Took the last pill in the cycle the Dr. gave me for my pain, still have some but it's dull, still need to rest it, but thankfully the severe pain is gone and I'm not hurting all night, looking forward to being able to really walk instead of ten min here and ten min there.Glad the cycle is done for a... Read more

  • Day 89 - Gluten-Free - losing ounce by ounce :-)

    5/28/2017 9:38:15 AM, by LINDYPOWER

    So last night's weight was 194.8 and I was afraid my new weight zone of 193 would go back up to 194 this morning. It didn't and was 3 ounces less than yesterday's weight. This is why I weigh myself TWICE A DAY. And I remember at night t take the 12.5 water pill instead of a snack. ... Read more

  • Day 24: yesterday

    5/28/2017 8:19:41 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Yesterday was interesting. We did our normal routine. Except I forgot my wallet and had to go back home and redo the walk But the time I went to bed last night I had done 8 miles. But I learned a valuable lesson. I didnt eat enough and went for a 4 mile walk. By the time I got home, my head wa... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    5/28/2017 8:10:40 AM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf Jesus Christ, the Lamb without blemish, willingly laid Himself on the altar of sacrifice and paid the price for our sins.... Read more

  • Day One: my journey starts today (again)

    5/28/2017 7:52:54 AM, by CSMAIL1971

    After a very stressful few months ending in the loss of my mother in law I have realized I need to be more serious about taking care of myself. Not only my physical health but my mental health as well. I put everyone first, hold things in and deal on my own. I have gained and lost the same tw... Read more

  • Visiting..

    5/28/2017 7:37:16 AM, by TWEDEE777

    Today we are with the grands. Their parents left and we have them all to ourselves. So glad we can spend quality time with them. Have a great day all!!... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    5/28/2017 7:36:29 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    40 213 Sparkers ... Read more

  • Mindfulness and contentment

    5/28/2017 5:14:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    Mindfulness is a happy place! When I was younger, I thought that I had to have certain things or be special places to be happy. I can remember planning a trip to Disneyland with my children. This was going to be an exciting, joyful time. Ironically, the trip was anything but happy. This ... Read more

  • Dawdles with dad in days past

    5/28/2017 4:09:07 AM, by PLANANAN

    I've just been for another long walk this morning with my memories in tow. Today I left from home and back to the riversedge. Done past the spot where dad worked all of his working life now demolished. Wonder if the folksin the new houses realise how that hill to the shop really is if they'r... Read more

  • Day 89 - Gluten - Free - Feeling Stronger - Pushing through the Sadness

    5/28/2017 1:06:55 AM, by LINDYPOWER

    I've observed there is no more body pain without sugar and without gluten foods. I'm sticking to this because I cannot betray myself. I've wanted this since the day I joined Spark People in July of 2009. And now nothing is going to stop me now. I'm all I've got and can... Read more

  • not too much to say about the program

    5/27/2017 11:12:32 PM, by CHRIS3874

    I had a terrible sleep last night as I had back spasms all night on and off. Woke up today and went and did the usual weekend things - i see that there finally someone showed up to take down the neighbor's two pine trees (yes I took pictures of the trees) would have liked to borrow that truck with t... Read more

  • Saturday...rough night followed by a good day!I

    5/27/2017 11:07:54 PM, by TERRI289

    I had the middle of the night musings....ugh. The inner critic is tough. Today was filled with regular chores and a little bit of antiquing. We had a nice time at a Memorial Day party. Good friends were there and we sat and laughed and ignored the rain, It was just what I needed...good f... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 5/27/17

    5/27/2017 11:05:35 PM, by PDSLIM

    In the spirit of Fleet Week - Boat Cats www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfOMgS
    HtPwE Last nights Navy League Officers Reception was great as usual. Talked with several members & our guests - the officers. Including one group from ... Read more

  • 5/2/17

    5/27/2017 10:59:11 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well got up early and got the grass cut. Took 2 1/2 hours to get it done. Then the rain came. We had hoped the kids would have made it in before the rain got here. But it started and they arrived. DIL was her charming self. Blame it on pregnancy! Emerson was happy to see the dogs, Kati was no... Read more

  • Memorial Day

    5/27/2017 9:51:59 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we have. Memorial Day is a day when we pause to give thanks to the people who fought for the things we have. 232 Thank You 232 ... Read more

  • Blessings, May 27, 2017

    5/27/2017 9:31:30 PM, by JAGRIF

    Wow! It has been a while. Sorry. My goal is to list at least three blessings each day. Here are today's blessings: 1. Summer vacation. 2. Sleep. 3. I bought two swim suits today. 4. Family, friends, and faith. ... Read more

  • Had a great day

    5/27/2017 9:09:43 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    I worked in my yard all day. 😎... Read more

  • It's been crazy!

    5/27/2017 8:20:47 PM, by CSINGER_69

    Since my last entry I have been concentrating on learning how to juice for my better half. He has RA and works two jobs. Some days I don't know how he does it. When my daughter was here she gave me lots of tips and things to do to help him. Her husbands also has RA. This whole juicing thing is new ... Read more

  • My saturday.

    5/27/2017 6:41:36 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Had a good morning helping with Buddy Poppy drive. Had a good turnout. It was pretty warm and humid. 87 and humidity at 78. When I got home my house was hot. My air-conditioner was not working. Inside fan was on but outside unit was dead. Had to call in a repairman to fix it.....on a holiday ... Read more

  • This isn't easy

    5/27/2017 6:34:22 PM, by MLSANDRADE1130

    I wish I knew a better way to exercise but my breasts are large and just drive me nuts. I hate them. If I could lose some weight, maybe they'd go down quite a bit. I try to do these Leslie Sansone walking workouts but it's difficult to get past even 7 minutes without feeling so out of breath. Pa... Read more

  • Coach assignment! What healthy habit is it hard for me to stick to?

    5/27/2017 5:24:57 PM, by DEEBREF52

    Not over doing snacks instead of meals! I don't like to cook so if i dont plan in advance its easy to snack all day rather then eating healthy meals!!... Read more

  • Saturday afternoon

    5/27/2017 4:46:04 PM, by PICKIE98

    I finally slept in today and felt rested for the day. We made a trip to Menard's for a fresh propane tank. At home, DD mowed the lawn, re-hung the clotheslines and filled the bird feeder. I made pasta salad, cleaning our the refrigerator of all of those little bags of veggies, olives,etc. I al... Read more

  • For Sale - One High School - 5-27-17

    5/27/2017 3:40:46 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    This year's group of Steamboat Springs seniors topped all previous senior pranks. They put the high school up for sale on Craigslist. Their ad points out "This gorgeous property is located in downtown Steamboat Springs, it is a large property that could be used for retail purposes. It c... Read more

  • Spoiler...Patience

    5/27/2017 3:13:05 PM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf Patience means accepting that which cannot be changed and facing it with courage, grace, and faith. Ultimately, patience means being ‘firm and steadfast, and immovable in keeping the commandments of the Lord’ [1 Nephi 2:10] every hour of every day, even when it is hard to do so.... Read more

  • Been a long week....

    5/27/2017 2:13:20 PM, by ALLEYCATTUS

    First of all, I would like to say to all my friends and fellow-Sparkers for the love and support I have here! It has been a long week due to work, and also a busy one and not without unpleasant surprises... However, being here with you all has kept me motivated and on track- I am doing my best and ... Read more

  • Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss

    5/27/2017 1:43:35 PM, by HORSELOVNTXGIRL

    I have been feeling very frustrated with my weight going up and down every other day. I keep exercising and sometimes I feel very discouraged. Thankfully, I have friends who encourage me and tell me that eventually, the things I'm doing will pay off. But, with a deadline looming, it is hard to not w... Read more

  • A small break

    5/27/2017 1:26:19 PM, by MCFITZ2

    We took a short break and went to Agua Cailente park. Sharing some pictures from the desert oasis. ... Read more

  • Memories of My Military Family

    5/27/2017 12:15:15 PM, by VDALE4

    652 Family Memories of my Veterans in Service to our Country 652 This is My Younger Brother US Air-force ******* This is My Two Uncles US Army My Gra... Read more

  • Word of the Day: winsome

    5/27/2017 12:07:29 PM, by LT3AG4S

    Word of the Day: winsome [win-suh m] http://static.sfdict.com/aud
    io/W01/W0194200.mp3 adjective 1. sweetly or innocently charming; winning; engaging... Read more

  • Did too much again ugh

    5/27/2017 10:56:14 AM, by BRIAR150

    I had such a busy week and got a lot accomplished, now I'm completely paying for it with my fibromyalgia. I never know how much is too much until I've already done it and sent myself into a total flare. The rain isn't helping either. So it's looking like the next few days will just be me on bedrest ... Read more

  • Alrighty... Reset

    5/27/2017 9:59:35 AM, by NANCY-

    In my last blog the sky was falling... and it fell a little more as my trust was betrayed by my doctor... What was he thinking??? He stated that he used poor judgement in a prostrate procedure. Poor judgement TWICE??? My whole family is now looking for a new doctor. A change of scenery helped... Read more

  • Tempus Fugit

    5/27/2017 9:58:00 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    36 36 36 36 36 36 36 “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” ~ Earl Nightingale 36 36 36 36 36 36 36... Read more

  • Day 88 - Gluten-Free - feeling Great.

    5/27/2017 9:24:18 AM, by LINDYPOWER

    breakfast Staying true to myself!!! 1 gluten-free blueberry pancake made from scratch with rice flour, a dollop of Greek plain yogurt, teaspoon freshly ground flaxseeds, 8 almonds, 5 washed strawberries, teaspoon sugar-free apricot preserves. Coffee. Whole milk organic milk, D3 - 1,... Read more

  • Legs on fire lol

    5/27/2017 9:06:22 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So I went for my walk. Went to go get a soda and realized that I left my wallet at home. Silly me, walked a mile all the way down to get something and had to walk back to get my wallet. All bc normally my hubs is with me and I dont bring anything. Oh well.........got my diet coke and my yogurt. ... Read more

  • Morning!

    5/27/2017 8:58:38 AM, by JUSTA123

    Good Morning! Enjoy the holiday weekend, and please take a moment to remember why. Stay positive!... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    5/27/2017 8:07:19 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 ... Read more

  • Saturday..

    5/27/2017 7:43:46 AM, by TWEDEE777

    Off to see the grands today. Super foggy out right now. Wish we could hole off for a bit, but they have a timetable. Hope you all have a happy and safe weekend!!... Read more

  • Day 23: Up early

    5/27/2017 7:07:09 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Let's face it. We all like to sleep in. I do. But I have found over the past 3 weeks that it does no good to do that. Why? B/c if I go back to sleep and hit the snooze button, for me, the rest of the day seems to drag and end up a lazy day. So this am, I'm getting my daughter up a bit early, h... Read more

  • My weeek and my Dr's vist!

    5/27/2017 7:00:56 AM, by ANGIEFR14

    Not the best week as far as eating. Went over my calories by a little half the week. 4 But my exercise was great! 414 My blood sugar is doing ok staying in the 140 to 120 most days. 41 Oh and I did not gain weight or loss it this week but I'm ok with that. 192 I went to the Dr yesterday and on the... Read more

  • Memorial Day 2017

    5/27/2017 6:49:05 AM, by GINIEMIE

    652 652 652 652 652 652 Thinking of all the young men and women, and the not so young who gave up their lives so that this land could be free. Free of terror, war on our own lands, etc. Thinking about the American cemeteries in Belgium and France that I've visited over the years---all those ... Read more

  • The Facts about Flax

    5/27/2017 5:39:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    About a year ago, I added flax seed to my diet. I am better off today because of that decision. First, I added it to my homemade granola that I eat each morning, then I started adding it to my smoothies. It took me some time to figure out how to make changes in a way that I'd enjoy them, but I ha... Read more

  • Just a few thoughts for me and anyone else who hates exercise

    5/27/2017 4:19:57 AM, by PLANANAN

    Okay let's go. I DO NOT EXERCISE But this morning the sun was streaming in my window at silly o'clock. I was awake. I had breakfast and then I went for a walk, 5 miles in fact I. Just under 2 hours When did I do this last? Oops with my grandparents, at a child. Probably. An... Read more

  • Struggles

    5/27/2017 1:30:44 AM, by CIEAIRA

    I gave up pop and fast food at the begging of the year. About two months ago I went vegetarian. Idk what happened last week. However I ended up starting to drink pop again. Along with eating meat. To top it off I had fast food too. Idk if I was just depriving myself from so much stuff I liked. Or... Read more

  • Thanks Friends, I did not realise people were doing this scamming here but it came in from away.

    5/26/2017 11:43:09 PM, by NORASPAT

    I went out with a friend for the day and I did not get much time to spark. Tonight we had a lot of errands to do but I did not go for a walk. This evening my back felt like it is very slow to move. I did use the Voltaren it helps a bit but I had to take pain pills and I slept way to long to d... Read more

  • hungry hungry hungry

    5/26/2017 11:25:05 PM, by CAROL0512

    I ate protein, I ate veggies and fruit. Drank water and still hungry. 18... Read more

  • Friday....Zumba and day 2 of the Greek festival

    5/26/2017 11:20:46 PM, by TERRI289

    Two Zumba classes, light lunch with friends, and then a great shopping trip at Kohls!! Love coupons and Kohl's cash!! Took crazy puppy for a run and then later went to the Greek festival for souvlaki and pastistio. Saw several former students..that is always wonderful.! 102 time for bed..... Read more

  • Service Dogs

    5/26/2017 9:37:48 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    I was listening to the news tonight while making supper, and one of the segments was about a Veteran and his Service Dog being kicked out of an eating/drinking establishment. When he walked into this restaurant, one of the employees called out to him and told him that he couldn't bring the dog ... Read more

  • 5/26/17

    5/26/2017 8:52:58 PM, by RHOOK20047

    This is Mikey today! Some of you have asked for his updated pic! Isn't he the cutest. And a spoiled little brat he is! He was happy to see Daddy get off work early today. I took him to the park, and he gave me a real workout. He wanted to run, but Daddy doesn't run. As bad as my knees ... Read more

  • Coach? Glass is half empty or half full?

    5/26/2017 6:16:44 PM, by DEEBREF52

    Half full!! Things can only get better! I like to think i am a positive type of person! We all have occasional negative thoughts and emotions. But i push them away and try to focus on the positive!!... Read more

  • Day 87 - Gluten-Free

    5/26/2017 4:21:46 PM, by LINDYPOWER

    More tonight. Busy in the garden. STICKING TO THIS PLAN 100%. Just back from ALDIS. Caved in and bought gluten free hamburger rolls - ugh 4 for $3.49. They raised it up from $2.99. That's over 80 cents a roll. I've reduced the turkey hamburger down to 2 oz a ser... Read more

  • I Have A Question

    5/26/2017 3:25:03 PM, by RMCKITTRICK

    Has anyone from Sparkpeople ever heard of the HealthyWage.com sight? Someone told me about it and I was just curious. It's a sight where you bet real money that you can lose weight. For example: I can say I bet 20.00 I can lose 30 pounds in 6 months. If I don't lose that weight in that amount of... Read more

  • Fantastic Week!

    5/26/2017 3:08:41 PM, by SSWALTER411

    I had another great week! Getting more days when I have 10000 steps or more. I have a good exercise routine now and blood sugar has been good. The best part is I am losing weight and feeling great!! Looking forward to the rest of this journey!!... Read more

  • searching for ways to improve blood pressure

    5/26/2017 2:11:49 PM, by 4LMHJCR

    My blood pressure is better than it was last year, but the upper / systolic number is still high so I need to figure out what else I need to do in order to get that number down. Will be searching for more information and ways to improve this with diet and exercise... Read more

  • Friday afternoon

    5/26/2017 1:34:09 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today is a respite from the rain..so far by noon. It is still windy, overcast and in the 60's for now. I found a few things at the store today, especially some beautiful ribeye steaks on sale. I guess they are usually $12/lb, but they are on sale for $5.77/lb. I have never bought ribeye. I also... Read more

  • Things I do right - day 2

    5/26/2017 1:12:08 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today my friend and I are having lunch in Bellingham, then going to a weekend women's retreat, known for outstanding meals. The attendees all bring snacks to share, so there will be an abundance of chips, cookies, candy, etc. I will not be eating any of the snacks. Yesterday afternoon I felt hu... Read more

  • Off to my first ever women's retreat

    5/26/2017 12:36:43 PM, by ROBBIE999

    Heading to Ghost Ranch, near Abiqiui, NM in a few minutes with 35 women from my UU congregation in Santa Fe. Lots of activities -- and food and drink, too. Plan to stay with the program all weekend, but that will be a challenge with every meal in the cafeteria and little control over the menu, just... Read more

  • Why I want to lose weight

    5/26/2017 12:33:46 PM, by ROBBIE999

    Because I remember the feeling of well-being associated with eating well, and sparingly (!), and walking regularly. I want my clothes to fit! And yes, I want to look better to others. And, as someone who has a heart attack in my past, most importantly I want to do all I can to be on this beautiful ... Read more

  • so weird........ghost

    5/26/2017 12:26:07 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So this is weird. Three times today.......spread out and I swear I didnt do it.....it actually has me a bit spooked. Bring me to life has played on my cell phone. Odd. I think it's my mom visiting again. She died in 2004. When she died electronics and other stuff started happening. She died j... Read more

  • Determined Bear - 5-26-17

    5/26/2017 12:05:13 PM, by KOFFEENUT

    Doughnut delivery drivers in Steamboat Springs might want to start looking over their shoulders. Todd and Kim Robertson awoke to discover a black bear was so determined to break into their doughnut delivery vehicle, it ripped off the car's back bumper. Kim Robertson took a photo of the damage:... Read more

  • Quickly and safely remove a tick with tweezers not oils or vaseline, etc.

    5/26/2017 10:55:10 AM, by CTUPTON

    CDC.gov If you find a tick attached to your skin, there's no need to panic. There are several tick removal devices on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers will remove a tick quite effectively. How to remove a tick 1. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to t... Read more

  • Spoiler...Agency

    5/26/2017 10:47:12 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Contrary to the world’s secular teaching, the scriptures teach us that we do have agency, and our righteous exercise of agency always makes a difference in the opportunities we have and our ability to act upon them and progress eternally." —Robert D. Hales... Read more

  • Doctor’s Report

    5/26/2017 10:38:12 AM, by JULMATT

    I went into the doctor’s appointment this morning expecting my A1C to be near a 10 again, because of 6 months of major stress and pain. Doctor even agreed with me. Thankfully, we were both wrong. It had only gone up .4 tenths. Put me at an 8, but that is way better than what we expected. Super pl... Read more

  • Support one another!

    5/26/2017 10:06:36 AM, by ELONKA1

    I had re-gained several pounds after much work and have been on a plateau for a month. A week ago, I decided to get off my losing interest-getting bored butt to do SparkCoach every day, track my nutrtion, eat 95% healthy foods and exercise 4/7 days of the past week. I am happy to report that I am ... Read more

  • Don't Worry! Be Happy!

    5/26/2017 9:58:05 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    36 36 36 36 36 36 36 “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed an... Read more

  • Day 22: in for the long haul

    5/26/2017 9:37:36 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Went for a walk this am. I dont like yogurt much but every few days I'll go to Mcdonalds for their yogurt/fruit parfait. What type of yogurt is it? I cant tell if it's plain or vanilla yogurt with the fruit. It's so good. It satisfies some of the sugar cravings I do have. About a month a... Read more

  • Positive..

    5/26/2017 9:29:41 AM, by JUSTA123

    So excited house will probably be finished with the painting today and I have booked some one to do a new roof, going to be like living in a new home, 41 , sort of like when we re do ourselves we feel like we're brand new 246 New roof should make it easier for them to get a mortgage., definitely... Read more

  • Starting over

    5/26/2017 9:15:32 AM, by LESLIESYMONS

    Well here I am again starting over seems like if I stop using apps like this I just give up. Gained back 80 Las over the last 3 years well no more time to get with it back to the gym have gone 4 times this week and back to managing my food... Read more