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  • I did it

    8/3/2015 4:27:50 PM, by DANIXKM

    I finished the 30 day shred! I am officially done with the entire 30 days and able to move on. I decided to try the DVD I was moving onto after and wasn't expecting much. It's over double the time of the 30ds and after I'd completed level 3, I was expecting to maybe manage one or two circuits. I was... Read more

  • Baby Fat

    8/3/2015 1:33:12 PM, by MUTEDCALICO

    Time to take back my body after pregnancy. Working to feel better and hoping to control my back and hip pain with stronger muscles and joints. I'm still breastfeeding, so I can't go crazy on the diet, but my goal is to feel better and be happier.... Read more

  • 215

    8/3/2015 7:50:57 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Today's weight is 251.0, it looks like that pound is going to stay off! Yay! Almost out of the 250's, hooray! 34 Did 40 minutes cardio and am about to do strength training and then once the kids are done eating we will do yoga together. Didn't do 10 minutes of my workout, but was really ti... Read more

  • Wise Tina

    8/2/2015 11:04:48 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Bad Reflections

    8/2/2015 10:25:36 PM, by PEANUT7712

    The weekend went by way to fast! I got in some awesome girl time on Saturday with plenty of exercise walking every mall in town two or three times! With this being said, I also had some more wake-up calls. First, I am so proud to announce that I am down to a "normal" 3x and am able to shop at mor... Read more

  • My first attempt at Japanese food...

    8/2/2015 7:22:21 PM, by CATTUTT

    This morning I woke up to a considerably less swollen foot from the tattoo, which made me happy. I have just a touch of hypochondria, and even when I know it's a part of the healing process, massive swelling always makes me nervous. It's gone down considerably though, so woo hoo! First thing ... Read more

  • Week ending 8/2/15

    8/2/2015 7:05:21 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    Great week. Down 3 pounds. No alcohol in a week. Work stress much better=Great sleep. Diet not so great but will work hard to do better this week. Had a great week of either gym or a run every day ending with a 5 miler today. My plan is same this week but need to do a little better on diet.... Read more

  • First fitness milestone

    8/2/2015 1:21:19 PM, by DANIXKM

    Almost reached. Tomorrow I will of completed all 30 days of the 30 day shred and I can hardly believe it. I was a couch potato who barely even walked and now I'm near the end of this. I've been adding in Tae bo and another round of circuits and I can finally feel the benefit. I'm not as out of breat... Read more

  • Day 214

    8/2/2015 8:06:12 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Today's weight is: 251, Yay! Down 1 pound! 318 Milder workout today since it is Sunday. Just WiiFit step, 30 minutes. Have to get enough sleep tonight as I'm doing a full workout tomorrow. Looking forward to it at the same time I'm not,lol, it's going to be intense. 282 Wondering wha... Read more

  • The real treasure

    8/1/2015 8:15:19 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Quiet Saturday evening...

    8/1/2015 7:19:55 PM, by CATTUTT

    Yesterday was an unexpectedly big day. One of my Spark friends got a new tattoo a couple of days ago. As most anyone with tattoos will attest... when you have them, and then someone else gets one, you want another one. Sort of akin to watching someone eat your favorite dessert. Unfortunately tat... Read more

  • August Goals

    8/1/2015 6:57:37 PM, by ADARKARA

    I haven't written a goal blog in a while. I guess getting on the scale this morning and seeing 175.0 made me realize I need a flippin' goal! I'm almost to my goal weight anniversary and I'm weighing in 15 lbs heavier. Yes, a bunch of it is muscle, and I'm pretty sure almost 5 lbs of it is water rete... Read more

  • Day 213

    8/1/2015 10:34:00 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    193 Today's weight is: 253.2 Still up by 1 pound, but it's still time of the month. 15 Losing weight is a simple formula, I burn more calories than I take in. To burn one pound I must have a deficit of 3,500 calories. Easy, right? Not so right when you have a food addiction. Sometimes I crave ... Read more

  • My antianxiety drug

    7/31/2015 8:45:23 PM, by MOSTEDGAARD

    So about two years ago I noticed that I was inside my head and the thoughts were not good. I won't get into the details but things were pretty ugly. So I started seeing a therapist and I've been working hard to handle and conquer the nasty beast. One of the recommended treatments for anxiety is wo... Read more

  • You can heal your life

    7/31/2015 6:26:26 PM, by OLDEROWL

    This is the title and philosophy of a new spark team that I just formed. This team is based on my viewpoint that the unhappiness in our lives is caused not by the events in our lives, but by negative thoughts brought on by these events, many of which occur very early in our lives. My feeling is that... Read more

  • kintsukuroi

    7/31/2015 8:55:30 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • it's friday

    7/31/2015 8:19:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! it is a long weekend here in canada. so i am going to spend more time with my daughter and my good friend. between the two of them, i will spend time and have fun! my good friend has been there for me through all i have been through in the past few years. my daughter and... Read more

  • Day 212

    7/31/2015 7:56:14 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Today's weight is: 254.0 YIKES! I gained 2 pounds! But it's probably water weight, it is my time of month 318 Did okay on work out yesterday. I need to remember my motivation so I will work out with more gusto. On Extreme Weight Loss they were talking about muscle to fat ratios and how you... Read more

  • 3D AVATAR

    7/30/2015 8:08:45 PM, by PEANUT7712

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  • Poking my head in...

    7/30/2015 7:42:49 PM, by CATTUTT

    Just a quick one tonight. Dh and I were out later than usual shopping and haven't been home long. Seemed like we needed to stop at every store in Columbus today! But the shopping is done, so yay! Tomorrow we need to do some cleaning and laundry in here. He's off and this place needs some lo... Read more

  • Food for thought

    7/30/2015 4:08:35 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Work is hard work! Part Deux

    7/30/2015 2:19:00 PM, by VELVETALCHEMIST

    Have I ever mentioned how much physical work is involved to put a store back to rights after a strip-n-wax floor service? Because it's a lot. Seriously, A LOT. Tuesday night was the craft side of the store, meaning all ladders, boxouts, stackouts, rolling bins/towers, tables/chairs, anti-fatigue ma... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/30/2015 9:14:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny summer day here today. off to spend time with my daughter. she has a soccer game tonight. all the birds say hi! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 211

    7/30/2015 7:31:32 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Today's weight is: 252.4 4 I ended up with more calories than I wanted yesterday. I ended up eating out twice. Once for lunch because I wanted to, I ate Thai food. And once for dinner because DH wanted to. I chose the healthy option both times, but when two of your meals are around 600+ ca... Read more

  • love lost

    7/30/2015 7:01:14 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    remembering loss. Me and both Joe's got married on feb 14.1977 and 1996,and also again on june 3 2013. Today, as opposed to the past when I pathetically drank away my blues...I can face them. Be sad if I need to be, without falling apart. Be grateful for the time I had with them. Keep the good m... Read more

  • The Little Black Dress Goal

    7/29/2015 9:24:12 PM, by PEANUT7712

    This is my dream dress that I haven't been able to wear since 2012. I hung this on my bedroom window tonight so I have to walk by it going to bed. My husband added incentive by promising a date night of my choosing when I can wear it proudly! ... Read more

  • THE DREADED BEFORE PICTURE

    7/29/2015 7:56:24 PM, by PEANUT7712

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  • Not a great day...

    7/29/2015 7:31:13 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today hasn't gone as planned. I was supposed to go to the insulin pump class... and got stuck in traffic halfway there and couldn't make it on time. That was a major bummer! I can take the class next month, so it's not a huge deal... but still, annoying! Other than that, I haven't done a who... Read more

  • Recovering!

    7/29/2015 7:58:57 AM, by ADARKARA

    As you probably know, I completed not only my first 5K this weekend but it was also a mud run. You can find the full write up on my experience at my off-Spark blog: www.ameasuredlife.com Sunday I was tired and achy. Monday I still hurt but I dove right back into my workout routine. Tues... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/29/2015 7:58:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. got to meet a really nice lady the other night. even though i was not expecting to meet her, i am so glad i did. makes all the efforts i am putting in to better my life worth it. all the birds say hi. have a... Read more

  • Stretching never felt so good

    7/29/2015 7:07:51 AM, by STEFFYBABYSTAR

    I will keep this short and sweet. I hope this can be encouraging to somebody else out there! About a month ago, I started stretching 2 times a day. It takes 5-10 minutes of my time and let me tell you, it is well worth it. I feel far more limber and way less stiff! I didn't think I would feel such... Read more

  • Day 210/Temptation

    7/29/2015 6:52:36 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Today's weight is: 252.2 Same again. 261 I've always 'known' that my greatest temptations are pastries. I love them, they are my kryptonite. I didn't think another food could tempt me the way that pastries do. I was so wrong. I took DH out to eat last night knowing that I was going to have... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/28/2015 10:32:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am finally taking it easy after a really long day. i got to spend some time with my daughter and her soccer team won the game by a score of 5-4! woo hoo! she will be playing a game on thursday. this is for one that was not played when it rained heavily a few weeks ago here. she is ready to go for ... Read more

  • Keeping myself honest...

    7/28/2015 6:45:56 PM, by CATTUTT

    Last night didn't end as I'd hoped it would. I ended up with a mini-binge. It could've definitely been worse, but I was still pretty disappointed. BUT! I got up this morning and honestly logged what I ate. When I did, I found that it wasn't as bad as I was making it out to be in my mind. I was... Read more

  • Thanks

    7/28/2015 3:18:06 PM, by CHLOE12343

    Thanks for the comforting messages. They mean a lot to me and help me. I actually slept another 3 hour this morning!... Read more

  • Another step

    7/28/2015 3:04:43 PM, by DANIXKM

    Well after worrying yesterday my weight had stalled, I lost 2 lbs overnight. I think TOM really messed my body up and holds onto the weight a little longer than I expected. So in the past month I'm down 7lbs, inches, almost a dress size and I feel so much better already. 5 more workouts until ... Read more

  • Fast lies

    7/28/2015 10:06:10 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Day 209/New Short Term Goal

    7/28/2015 8:30:54 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 Today's weight 252.2 exactly the same as yesterday 282 DH is doing a little better again today, able to walk up the stairs to his office, I think he's going to try to work from home today. He didn't see the doctor, saw her nurse and she ordered some crazy med for seizures instead of a pain... Read more

  • domestic viloence

    7/28/2015 5:30:35 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    domestic violence After I left DV I was so relieved and so happy I wasn't killed. Now I almost wish he did kill me because the agony keeps getting worse. I mean like being suicidal and in terms that each day I discover another way in which DV has permanently impacted my life. Besides being impove... Read more

  • Still not sleeping

    7/28/2015 3:03:21 AM, by CHLOE12343

    I went to sleep at 10 and got up at 12:30 to pee. I was also sweating and thirsty. I have been up ever since. It iss now 2:05.... Read more

  • Don't be denied

    7/27/2015 10:35:34 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • 7/27/2015 Week in Review

    7/27/2015 10:32:16 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    All in all, I guess the figures aren't bad, especially considering I lost my tracker about 1/4 way into my morning walk on Monday and didn't find it until the next morning. Saturday and Sunday brought with them a muscle in my back that made it difficult to do too much. It was worse when I would tr... Read more

  • Long time no blog! Exercise ideas?

    7/27/2015 9:21:29 PM, by RELAXEDBISCUIT

    Hello! I have been AWOL since May. I deleted a few blogs that said basically nothing and am starting semi-fresh again. Again lol. I have just purchased some new scales after two months of not owning any and apparently that didn't work out well for me, I also got an extra long measuring ta... Read more

  • Feeling good right now!

    7/27/2015 6:27:34 PM, by CATTUTT

    Last night ended very well. I never got anxious, and I DID get sleepy. I was ready for bed at my normal time and fell asleep quickly. I know that for most people, that's not worthy of comment. But for me, especially when I've been feeling off emotionally, falling asleep quickly and easily is bas... Read more

  • NSV's

    7/27/2015 3:57:58 PM, by DANIXKM

    My weight loss seems to of stalled and has for the past 10 days and I have to admit that kind of discouraged me. However I do need to concentrate on the progress I have made away from the scales. I have lost over 8 inches since the start of the month (will check again at the beginning of next w... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/27/2015 12:09:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and humid day here today. the next few days are going to be the same. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. she says hi to all of mommy's friends. the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 208

    7/27/2015 7:29:43 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    282 DH's back is doing a little better. Good enough that he can at least get out of bed and, with a cane, walk around a bit. He says it's worse in the morning, and he's right. At the moment he's back to not being able to get out of bed, but he says once he takes his meds and they kick in he'll be ab... Read more

  • It feels different this time

    7/26/2015 11:56:07 PM, by BRUISEME

    I have been trying to lose weight since I was a Senior in high school, and approaching my senior year in college I finally think I may understand what they mean when they say "a lifestyle change". People would always say "the way to lose weight and keep it off is a LIFESTYLE CHANGE. Eat better and e... Read more

  • Focus

    7/26/2015 10:41:47 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Week ending 7/26/15

    7/26/2015 7:29:20 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    Great week, work did a major slow down and that has helped the stress so much. Better sleep!!!! Tomorrow starts a 30 days quest to live right and get back on track before a week cruise. No alcohol fr 30 days, work out hard and live the good life!!!... Read more

  • Only 56 days!

    7/26/2015 7:26:48 PM, by CATTUTT

    Last night was rough at the end, but by divine gift I managed to fall asleep relatively fast. I was feeling super anxious when dh went to bed and feared I'd be awake all night, but somehow I managed to doze off. That was definitely the best possible ending for the day. When I woke up this mor... Read more

  • Day 207/Please pray for my husband

    7/26/2015 7:54:07 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    24 DH re-injured his back yesterday. He was slow but he was still getting around. Now he can't get out of bed. Every time he tries his legs buckle. He won't let me take him to the ER, he won't let me call an ambulance. I'm about to fret myself to pieces. Please pray for healing for this wonderful st... Read more

  • Pets make great therapists...

    7/25/2015 6:52:15 PM, by CATTUTT

    My Beto came to visit me... Visit me where? In my room, where I have spent most of the day. I woke up this morning feeling crappy from the get go. Dh woke up not long after I did and we went to get a bite of lunch and go to the library. I ate super healthy, and not very much at that. ... Read more

  • Believe...

    7/25/2015 12:15:30 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • No food tastes as good as losing weight feels

    7/24/2015 10:07:40 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I'm LOVING Extreme Weight Loss!!! Why have I not heard of this show before!? First a friend mentions it while we are talking, then on the 60 Day Summer Challenge (Thank you WILDFLOWERR_). I must be living under a rock! I love the show, and that they get into the emotional side of things too. I'm ho... Read more

  • My head is a really stupid place sometimes.

    7/24/2015 7:30:58 PM, by CATTUTT

    Last night I woke up and ate. Not a ton, but I ate. Small binge. I was irritated that I did it, but I told myself to forget about it, go back to sleep, and wake up feeling better. Well, I did wake up, but I did NOT feel better. I'm honestly not sure what's going on with me emotionally lately, b... Read more

  • Back on track

    7/24/2015 5:39:26 PM, by DANIXKM

    After yesterdays little blip I'm back on track. Level 3 was completed and to my surprise, loved. It's so much more difficult but so much fun. The time flew by and it was over before I knew it. Did level 1 after because I quite enjoy it as an extra. 40 minute walk and 10 minutes of weighted sit ups, ... Read more

  • Challenges, Journaling, and Reflections

    7/24/2015 5:10:39 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I've been taking some challenges over just for a refresher. They got me thinking and I even have been journaling on them. This really seems to help the messages sink in. So...this time around I am slowly making small positive changes in my life. Two of the challenges seem to go hand in han... Read more

  • Wait...

    7/24/2015 4:08:54 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • it's friday

    7/24/2015 10:26:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! yay! it will be a very warm and humid one,though. i am prepared and so is my daughter. all of the birds are ok and say hi. i have some errands to run before it gets too hot outside. have a great day,everyone and a wonderful weekend!... Read more

  • Day 205/Pizza

    7/24/2015 9:05:37 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 252.2 134 483 I had pizza yesterday - and still managed to stay in my calorie range! I was so tired last night, I just did not have the energy to cook. So DH ordered pizza. I should not have, but I was so very tired, I did. Luckily I had not eaten much yesterday so it didn't matter. ... Read more

  • Boy, when this day got going!

    7/23/2015 7:42:16 PM, by CATTUTT

    I ended up sneaking in a walk before bed last night. It was relatively cool outside and I felt restless, so I figured I'd just get in a little walk. It was short, but it burned calories and burned off extra energy. I woke up this morning just as dh walked in the door from work. I hung out wi... Read more

  • Bad day but...

    7/23/2015 6:56:53 PM, by DANIXKM

    I found my motivation again. Stressed worrying about a family member coming back from the doctors and the last thoughts I had were on my food or fitness, obviously. I didn't really think when I ate and it was my rest day (had it not of been, I admit I probably would of missed the workout) I ate... Read more

  • Starting An Early Christmas List

    7/23/2015 4:58:50 PM, by PEANUT7712

    In 16 weeks I have said 253 to 46 pounds. There are around 22 weeks until Christmas 446 . I have absolutely daydreamed of a new goal all day long. If I can lose 46 pounds in 16 weeks, why can't I lose 54 pounds in 22 weeks? I CAN! Therefore, my Christmas gift to myself would be crossing the 1... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/23/2015 9:40:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i applied for a few more jobs today. i will continue to do so until i get something. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i finally had a chance to try out some of my new exercise dvds and i am really enjoying them. i am so glad i treated myself to some new ones. now i am even mor... Read more

  • Day 204/Fitbit?

    7/23/2015 7:25:53 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 253.0 up a pound and a half, but I've not been having good food days, so I know why it is. I still have time this week to get that pound and a half off!! 15 I ate 2,523 calories yesterday!! Who knew gouda cheese had so many calories!! And I had a few bites of some shells and cheese, my fir... Read more

  • 7/22/2015 Last Week's Review a Little Late

    7/22/2015 9:45:10 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Mom is going to be released from the Rehabilitation Center tomorrow. Monday and Tuesday were so busy coordinating everything and making phone calls that my head was spinning. Helena was a little off yesterday and didn't take her normal naps. She was a bear at dinner. When we were walking ton... Read more

  • Keep your mouth shut

    7/22/2015 9:07:20 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Ginger and I are pitiful...

    7/22/2015 7:07:55 PM, by CATTUTT

    Ginger's sad face sums things up. It's Wednesday, which means dh had to go to bed 2 hours ago, and Ginger and I are on our own. Definitely not our favorite night! And I feel bad every time I stand up, because she jumps up and runs down the hall to Daddy's room, hoping I'm going to let her i... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/22/2015 2:40:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful summer day here today! my daughter's off to day camp for the afternoon. she really enjoys going there. she met up with two of her friends on the weekend and they had lots of fun. all the birds say cheep,cheep! i am keeping up with my online courses so far and i just finished one of them ... Read more

  • Update: Emotions, Physical, Ramblings

    7/22/2015 2:07:52 PM, by ADARKARA

    Monday evening I got walloped by a bout of major pity party. My anxiety has been a thousand times better ever since I had that epiphany, but I've just had a lot of crap on my mind lately. A lot of people around me seem to be having relationship issues, and I've unfortunately been letting it affect m... Read more

  • Day 22

    7/22/2015 1:01:04 PM, by DANIXKM

    I have officially finished with level 2 of the 30 day shred and I'm taking a break tomorrow to rest up for level 3 on Friday. I'm so glad that is finally over and I'm onto the next part. Just 10 days left and I will of finished the whole thing. The first fitness goal I've ever made and actually stuc... Read more

  • Day 203

    7/22/2015 8:18:52 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    56 Writing this at 1 AM because I can't sleep. I awoke to the sound of a big thump somewhere in the house around 12, and went and checked on the kids. Everything is in order, but I can't go back to sleep. I'm a little tired, but otherwise wide awake. 482 DH makes a wonderful smoothie that tas... Read more

  • Much improved!

    7/21/2015 6:58:25 PM, by CATTUTT

    The pain in my back is nearly gone! I probably could have gone to the gym today, but I decided I'd rather give it one more day. And I needed to clean up in the house, too. I woke up this morning in very little pain, which was a HUGE relief. My back is so ridiculous sometimes and I never know... Read more

  • A good reminder...

    7/21/2015 9:30:32 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • 07/21/2015 be kind to yourself

    7/21/2015 8:55:52 AM, by KIMBERLY0916

    so after a super stressful and emotional (both good and bad) weekend & reception & life, I was really NOT looking forward to going to group yesterday and potentially hear BS excuses about why people didn't come to the reception Sat night. Well, I knew I'd have to face reality sooner or later. And I ... Read more

  • Day 202

    7/21/2015 7:42:30 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    150 It's official! 149 As of yesterday we are officially homeschooling for the year! 387 I know, I know, why get so excited, this is year 3 of homeschooling. Well, my anxiety is bad when it comes to paperwork and such, don't know why, but it makes it hard to get official documents done. So this yea... Read more

  • Healthy Habits Reset Challenge - Goal Sharing!!

    7/21/2015 2:10:13 AM, by FEISTYLIZARD

    Since I always find a challenge to be a great motivator, I'm currently on the Healthy Habits Reset, Day 5. Today's challenge is to share my goal. I'm not much of a Facebook goal sharing type, so I thought I'd write a blog here. My goal, for the next 8 weeks, is to exercise for 30 minutes, 3 tim... Read more

  • I'm an Athlete!

    7/20/2015 10:34:23 PM, by MOSTEDGAARD

    I almost ended the title to this post with a question mark, but decided if I'm really going to own this (as I should) I'll end it with an explanation mark. Today I went to get a massage, it's my monthly "treat", I decided last year that I could afford to take care of my mind and body and get a... Read more

  • Optional

    7/20/2015 9:38:47 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • My name may be Cat, but I sure don't have feline grace!

    7/20/2015 7:00:22 PM, by CATTUTT

    Last night, in the middle of the night, I managed to trip and fall in the living room floor. I was fine, except for some pretty bad back pain. When I woke up this morning my back was still hurting pretty bad. I was afraid I had perhaps done some kind of serious damage, since I already have back i... Read more

  • Wearin' Big Pearls In October

    7/20/2015 5:40:18 PM, by PEANUT7712

    Well, it looks like a decision has been agreed upon. Each year, we decide as a family what our Halloween costumes will be and I start working on them late summer/early fall. My husband will sport the Fred Flinstone look, my son will have absolutely no problem covering for Bam-Bam, and my daughter ... Read more

  • Day 20

    7/20/2015 12:35:24 PM, by DANIXKM

    Starting to get really bored on the routine I've been doing so got some more fitness DVD's on order now. I really do love Tae bo but when it's the same workout all the time... I'm managing to stick to the 30 day shred but I need to switch other things around. Finished day 8 of level 2, so the 1... Read more

  • Day 201

    7/20/2015 7:52:56 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    128 Oh my goodness, where does the time go! Over 200 days have passed! Normally I would lament how I've not made any progress, but I'm finally starting to make progress, so I'm super happy! 334 477 DH brought home Zaxby's (sp?) yesterday for lunch. I should have just made some zoodles and eat... Read more

  • HERE IT IS !!!

    7/20/2015 6:10:26 AM, by SMIDGON

    Well, this is Monday ! Ready or not. Each week brings it own set of events and goals to meet. I thought it would be the usual start of the week. Yesterday started off with Church. After, I came home and fed my fut-baby, Lexie. Then hubby finished his chores as head usher. ... Read more

  • Bored/Excited

    7/19/2015 8:06:15 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I'm bored... so I'm writing a blog to pass the time, lol! 20 371 I ordered another spiral veggie cutter. I discovered a better one that doesn't have the weird coring thing mine does and doesn't waste the insides of the veggie. It should be here on Tuesday, along with my new cookbook for the s... Read more

  • Week ending 7/19/15

    7/19/2015 7:39:43 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    I have a big week coming up. I hope to be in better shape at work and get back to the AM workout routine starting Tuesday morning. We have book a cruise late august and I have added a few pounds. I will buckle down a get rid of those. Will work hard this week to turn around my work stress, work out ... Read more

  • A stutter step...

    7/19/2015 6:48:05 PM, by CATTUTT

    Last night didn't end on a great note. I ended up having a semi-binge. I wasn't feeling especially anxious or anything, I just gave in to the desire to eat. But! And this is a HUGE but for me! I woke up this morning and honestly logged what I ate last night. I NEVER do that. I never rec... Read more

  • Not sleeping again

    7/19/2015 3:12:04 PM, by CHLOE12343

    39 only slept about 3 and a half hrs last nite. I took 2 naps so far today. I wasn't able to go to church today which was disappointing. I did add the windshield wiper fluid to my car and get some groceries. I know I will get bored eventually and want to go out. I have no money to spend. ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/19/2015 12:04:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day, with a chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon here. my daughter and i are keeping well hydrated and cool today. all of the birds are okay and say hi. i just got back my marks for an assignment i did in french and i aced it! i feel great! i know that the efforts i am... Read more

  • Day 19

    7/19/2015 10:48:20 AM, by DANIXKM

    Day 7 of level 2 down and man am I tired! I have to admit I'm really getting bored of doing this level too. It's not that fun and I don't wake up looking forward to doing it like I did like level 1. I know a lot of people thought the same about level 2 but said 3 was better so I have to keep looking... Read more

  • Day 200

    7/19/2015 9:05:34 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    192 252! Slowly getting it down! 475 Did really bad with food yesterday. I know I'm going to have days where it is hard, but I gave in yesterday, even with the weight loss I had and knowing I was going to gain it all back if I didn't stop, I still ate everything. My craving monster was in ... Read more

  • The Truth of Weighing During Maintenance

    7/19/2015 7:51:53 AM, by ADARKARA

    Here are my last 9 weigh-ins: 169.8 169.2 169 170.2 173.4 (Chinese food!) 174.2 (SALT) 171.6 (see?) 171 170.4 Average: 171 My DANGER weight is 175, so all is good! ... Read more

  • Dealing with stress

    7/18/2015 8:27:34 PM, by OLDEROWL

    The one choice to remember when you are stressed is to be happy no matter what your circumstances. Practice being grateful. Even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances, spend at least 15 seconds of every hour to be grateful for those things that have brought you happiness in the past an... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/18/2015 7:32:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i kept cool. she says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! we went to a park that has a water splash area and even i got wet. it certainly kept me cool and my daughter had a blast! I love to see her so happy. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Sometimes anxiety isn't so bad...

    7/18/2015 7:04:59 PM, by CATTUTT

    Last night ended poorly again. I got anxious, and nauseous from the anxiety, for the second night in a row. I'm not sure what's going on with that. When I was young, that was how my anxiety typically manifested... in nausea and vomiting. But it has been some time since I've had really bad nausea... Read more

  • The BIG week-end !!!

    7/18/2015 4:16:36 PM, by SMIDGON

    It's been a whirlwind of events around here ! Some pleasurable and others not so; but, things that had to be done. Tomorrow one of my classes will be over. Then two weeks from Tuesday, another one over. The third one has another month to go. I start a different one on Sept. 01. hubby and... Read more

  • day 18

    7/18/2015 11:10:47 AM, by DANIXKM

    18 days on Sparkpeople and still feeling good. I completed day 6 of level 2 on the 30 day shred and I'm over half way through the whole thing. I've lost a few pounds, I'm fitting into my clothes better and I just feel overall so much better lately. Now it's time to really tackle the food part. ... Read more

  • Day 199/decluttering

    7/18/2015 8:53:26 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    338 Saturday and I tried to sleep in, but my dog wouldn't let me. 409 My oldest DD is turning nine. NINE! Oh my goodness where does the time go? She wants a Minecraft birthday, which of course is not sold in stores, you have to make it, which leaves me at a loss. I don't have a color printer,... Read more

  • Geesh...

    7/17/2015 6:09:13 PM, by CATTUTT

    I really can't seem to get things together this week. Last night I got super anxious, and even being with dh wasn't helping. I felt really sick and laid down to read and try to fight the nausea off. I laid there reading for over an hour and a half, not getting any sicker, but not getting any less... Read more