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  • 59 Days

    6/3/2015 4:30:40 PM, by PEANUT7712

    59 days ago I was browsing the internet in my free time and found this awesome world called SparkPeople! BOOM 283 59 days later I have lost 30 pounds! I woke up with so much energy this morning and have managed to stay positive the absolute whole day! My dryer died and my clothes are wet. It ... Read more

  • Therapy Wednesday

    6/3/2015 1:19:20 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Looked back over my last few entries and realized I've been getting all hyped out about making a change, and then not doing it, skipping blogging, and then coming back with another 'grand idea'. Need to stop that, come up with concrete, attainable goals and stick to them. Was talking to my ther... Read more

  • 06/03/2015 this is scary to go thru...even scarier to talk about

    6/3/2015 12:22:19 PM, by KIMBERLY0916

    i know some of you visit my page & blog to get some insight and ideas and reassurance you're not alone in your own struggles with health .. whether that be nutrition, weight loss, medication, diagnoses, dealing doctors, maintaining relationships... i'm not really sure it's safe for me to share ... Read more

  • Day 154

    6/3/2015 8:44:23 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Today's Spark Coach was on emotional eating. It asked what emotions made me want to eat. My response is: yes. LOL, all of the above! Growing up in the South food is the centerpiece for so much. Happy? Let's have a celebration cookout or dinner. Sad? Some food will cheer you right up. Bored? Let's go... Read more

  • Having a rough day :(

    6/3/2015 6:50:44 AM, by CHUYGHE

    Today I woke up with horrid 'stinkin thikin' I mean seriously I don't want to do anything or be around anyone..... I THINK I want to eat EVERYTHING - boy is it a GREAT thing NOT to have the donuts and candies in the house my mind is craving.... I get it that would cause a great sugar rush which my ... Read more

  • Well, I HAD air conditioning...

    6/2/2015 7:37:20 PM, by CATTUTT

    I woke up this morning at 6 with a really sick belly. That didn't seem to be a good omen for the day! Fortunately I felt better after being awake about an hour, and decided to lay back down for a bit. When I got up again, I immediately told the leasing office about our air conditioner being... Read more

  • what am I afraid of?

    6/2/2015 4:01:51 PM, by TRACYDH

    I've had this realization before, wonder if anyone has advice? Around certain favourite foods (not always snacks, sometimes it's a cherished meal) I get almost 'angry' when I think that I might not get my fair share (kids, husband, etc). I do tend to hide treats that I buy so I will get so... Read more

  • feeling a bit under the weather

    6/2/2015 9:43:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    since yesterday, i have not been feeling well. my head and nose felt stuffy, my throat was sore, i was sneezing and had a runny nose. then it was just sneezing and a runny nose, along with what feels like an actual headache. not sure if it is my allergies or if i have an actual cold. i will see how ... Read more

  • Day 153/ 30 Day Small Changes Challenge

    6/2/2015 9:36:09 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Starting the SP 30 Day Small Changes Challenge. I'm off by one day so here's Day one: Tell at least one person about your goals. I think blogging about them should count! Short Term Goals * lose 20 pounds * get workout back up to where I was before April (30 minutes on Wii/15 minutes workou... Read more

  • Perseverance does pay off

    6/1/2015 9:44:20 PM, by CYBERCITYSHELL

    I am finally back at my ticker weight, and down a little from that. it has taken awhile to get back down to it. I have been working really hard, eating well and working out. And sticking with it, and not giving up. I see from my private page that I have lost seven kilos since mid May last year. Not ... Read more

  • Is it the end?

    6/1/2015 9:10:31 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    In the end, everything will be okay. If it's not okay, it's not yet the end. ~Fernando Sabino... Read more

  • Feeling a bit better...

    6/1/2015 7:40:38 PM, by CATTUTT

    I'm definitely feeling some better today. Still not spectacular, but better. I woke up this morning to find that our AC is out. Fortunately it picked a good time to go out because it has been cool outside today. We went to move the fan that normally blows on me at the end of the couch into... Read more

  • Cake Confession

    6/1/2015 6:18:21 PM, by ADARKARA

    Remember back when my coworker Josh's wife (who is also named Andrea) made a pound cake and brought it over for St. Patty's Day? Remember that work was closed the next day so I stayed home and ate four pieces of cake? And remember (I don't think I actually told you about this so just pretend you re... Read more

  • List: Favorite Things About Summer

    6/1/2015 4:14:53 PM, by INARI_FOX

    #ListersGottaList Favorite things about summer: 1. Wearing sundresses and sandals 2. Riding my bicycle in the park 3. Street fairs 4. Summer concerts 5. Fresh, ripe berries, tomatoes, herbs, and greens 6. Washing the car 7. Sitting on the steps and watch... Read more

  • Gemini Horoscope for June 2015

    6/1/2015 12:32:30 PM, by INARI_FOX

    Overview for this Month: Gemini June 2015 There is a strong focus on you and your money or talents this month, dear Gemini, but on the 2nd, the Full Moon brings your attention to relationships, as well as unrealized feelings. Bring back some balance to your life by focusing on a partner or sign... Read more

  • June

    6/1/2015 10:54:54 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I really cannot believe it is already June - it truly feels like this year is flying by. I haven't been able to be on here as much as I normally like to as I have been busy with my family and especially with my Dad staying with us. It has certainly been great to have him with us but it has bee... Read more

  • Here I am, back again!!!

    6/1/2015 8:12:23 AM, by BEYONDMYFENCES

    I've been taking a break from my FitBit, all tracking, planned workouts, etc for several weeks because I felt like I wasn't finding any joy in food or exercise anymore... Today I'm back on the wagon! Thankfully my break didn't hurt my weight much only setting me back by 4 lbs which is probably more ... Read more

  • Day 2

    5/31/2015 11:53:52 PM, by APHELI

    I was sitting here wondering why it felt like I just couldn't get enough done today when I realized: I couldn't get myself out of bed before almost noon. No wonder it felt like there hadn't been enough hours in the day today! I'm relatively pleased with how I've been doing with my food, but I s... Read more

  • 5/31/2015: week in review early

    5/31/2015 10:45:49 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Sunday and Monday were spent packing and carrying things up and down stairs. Lots of work - not many steps. Tuesday was spent driving to Alabama - bust on the steps as I drove for 12 hours. Wednesday was better, but I still didn't get all my steps in. Thursday and Friday were spent cleaning ... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/31/2015 9:36:30 PM, by CHUYGHE

    Well, I thought of yesterday as Day one, as in day one of being consistent.... OK so I looked at my food logs and see a pattern. I over eat on carbs, and I understand better it's due to my depression... It's a symptom or a cause I don't know, what I DO know is that overeating the carbs and processed... Read more

  • Not feeling 100%...

    5/31/2015 9:02:41 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today hasn't been a great day either. I slept later today than I have been. I don't know if it was because the extra dose of medication sedated me for longer, or if it was just a side effect of not feeling great mentally and just not wanting to get out of bed. It hasn't been a BAD day reall... Read more

  • Week ending 5/31/15

    5/31/2015 7:04:13 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    I'm still not doing great on diet but working out hard. Need to make better choices this week.... Read more

  • Even If Your Hands are Shaking...

    5/31/2015 9:01:42 AM, by BLUSHIOUS27

    After being away from the gym and pool for nearly six months, I went back on Saturday. Not only had I been gone that long, but for the past several months' worth of Saturdays, I have told myself I would go in for the Saturday pool classes. Each and every Saturday, I have made excuses and opted out.... Read more

  • Day 151

    5/31/2015 8:17:55 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    249 First day of my new attitude! I tried to sleep in, but my youngest would not let me, which is fine since her sister is off to camp and it is just me and her right now. I'm still going to go upstairs and workout and then come down and make a shake... once my husband leaves for church. I don't lik... Read more

  • Just figured why does Plateau happen!

    5/31/2015 5:32:26 AM, by MSFIGGY

    It is common for metabolism to decrease following active weight loss. This should not be alarming because the metabolic decrease is the result of tissue (i.e. fat and muscle) loss. Weight loss ideally results in proportionately more fat loss and some muscle loss. Usually, if you lose 10 lbs of bodyw... Read more

  • Day 1

    5/31/2015 12:15:36 AM, by APHELI

    I did fairly well today, only eating when I was hungry and not going on a rampage in search of sugary treats. I headed to the supermarket fairly early in the day to stock up on some healthy foods, did some cleaning, and then cheated and counted the walk to/from the store and said cleaning as my exer... Read more

  • Building/Improving Healthy Relationships team invite

    5/30/2015 10:57:50 PM, by OLDEROWL

    You are welcome to visit our team
    oups_individual.asp?gid=64349 and if you like its goals, join to share concerns and info with those who have a common interest. We strive to use the proven knowledge of God's teachings, 12 steps programs, Jonathan Lockwood Huie, Z... Read more

  • Non food rewards

    5/30/2015 9:04:49 PM, by BRUISEME

    I think it would help me to make a concrete list of rewards that don't involve food so that I can have a more concrete motivator. I actually started at 200 before I joined spark so I'll start there 180: jawbone UP-2 fitness tracker 248 175: a new pair of workout shorts 170: vineyar... Read more

  • Finally figured out what my problem has been this week...

    5/30/2015 7:38:52 PM, by CATTUTT

    To make a very long story short... the pharmacy shorted me some pills, which means I've been having to take a half dose of one of my meds for the last week. I can't not have it at all, so I had to take a half dose to make up the shortage of what they didn't give me. I started last weekend with the... Read more

  • Daily Stress

    5/30/2015 6:52:36 PM, by MSLISAK7

    This is going to be my stress tracking blog. Today I spent three hours shopping with my mom for groceries and it was stressful because I hurt so much. It was hard to walk my knee hurt so much. I feel so stressed and depressed today. 39... Read more

  • Success Cycle

    5/30/2015 3:58:32 PM, by MSFIGGY

    Success in my view is a circle of improvements; mentally-spiritually-physicall
    y-socially. It all effect each other, one small positive change in one of these will effect all automatically n positively. Just believe... I believe in it n in me...... Read more

  • My fat story

    5/30/2015 2:34:16 PM, by MSFIGGY

    So here's my story. I'm 37, and was a martial arts fighter with 105 pound till i was 20.Then diagnosed with anemia,migraine,hormonal imbalance,arthritis, polycystic ovary syndrome,later prehypertension n risk of diabetes.It was 2much for a person. yes not done yet, given so many pills in years n nev... Read more

  • Back in the saddle. . . .

    5/30/2015 12:01:10 PM, by WYO4MAMA

    Things were going along . . . my youngest was in full blown hockey mode . . . .my oldest had opted to do skiing instead of hockey for the winter, so he was spending lots of time with me at the gym while my youngest was at practice . . . . work was busy and good . . . . we'd spend the weekends travel... Read more

  • Day 1

    5/30/2015 9:57:55 AM, by CHUYGHE

    I woke up feeling NOT so grand today, I mean I'm filled with ANGER and RAGE ( and for no reason other than I WOKE UP).... I mean seriously who does that? Me that's who! I decided to come here during breakfast ( so much for NOT eating in front of the computer or TV, but lunch is a new start I suppos... Read more

  • Day 150/Biggest Loser

    5/30/2015 8:31:34 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Yay, so now I know how to use the TV and I know I can get up on time, it is time to start working out again!! 15 I am so very, very, very out of shape it is awful. I have been sitting a lot and did not realize that I was letting myself get worse. A walk to the mailbox and back wears me out.. ... Read more

  • It worked!

    5/29/2015 8:08:20 PM, by CATTUTT

    This morning didn't start off too stellar. I woke up feeling anxious and uneasy right from the get go. I don't usually have problems with anxiety in the mornings, so that was kind of odd. I tried to just go on about my day and ignore it, but it definitely took some time to shake it off. I actual... Read more

  • it's friday

    5/29/2015 10:01:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! off to run a few errands and then relax before i go to work later this afternoon. my daughter and all the birds say hi! have a terrific day and a great weekend,everyone!... Read more

  • Fitting In

    5/29/2015 8:08:15 AM, by PEANUT7712

    It's Friday! Friday equals dress down day at the office. However, we have to wear uniform shirts with our jeans. If you do not participate you are requested to wear dress clothing as you have Mon-Thur. I have a HUGE announcement! Today is the first day I have been able to participate! I have n... Read more

  • Me? Hooked on a tv show?

    5/28/2015 7:48:52 PM, by CATTUTT

    I got Downton Abbey from the library to entertain me when dh is not around. I VERY rarely watch anything on the television, movies or shows or anything, of my own accord. Sometimes dh plays stuff, but it's rare for it to be my idea. I think I'm actually kind of a weirdo because of my general aver... Read more

  • It's Only Stormy on the Outside

    5/28/2015 4:39:43 PM, by ADARKARA

    Today has been a good day. I set the alarm for 6 am, made coffee and goofed off until 6:30 when I ate a banana and got changed for my run. I did a good job planning the run so I didn't have to spend too much time during the 8 minute run segments going uphill. Because uphills suck. (And seriously, C2... Read more

  • Breathing in and out

    5/28/2015 12:19:01 PM, by GAL7288

    I need to, or I am going to blow up. I had a client early this morning, who thank God, was not in the office but over the phone, and thankfully I put a lid on the steam, otherwise I would have gone off on him. Some people don't understand that I don't make the rules or laws, I just follow them,... Read more

  • a fabulous spring day

    5/28/2015 9:07:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    after a good night's sleep, i feel great today! i have a few errands to run, then i will be off to visit with my family. last night, work finished before 11 pm for me. so i was able to get a good night's sleep last night. my daughter has soccer practice tonight and i will be there. all of the birds ... Read more

  • Day 148/Therapy

    5/28/2015 6:39:31 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    128 I got up on time today! Yay! I got up at 6:08, just a few minutes from my goal time for today which was 6. I'm still debating in my head laying back down, I'm so tired. I barely slept last night, tossed and turned and got up once. Poor night of sleep. 528 Going to finish up my shopping fo... Read more

  • Spark coach entry

    5/27/2015 11:16:53 PM, by BRUISEME

    when it comes to exercise I am really good at being consistent but I struggle to push myself while I'm in it. I do it and for example can run 4 miles but if I try to push it past that I can't. I have a hard time breaking that mental barrier... Read more

  • sad

    5/27/2015 11:06:56 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    So I called my husband and got the answering machine.I told him I want to move back home and work things out and that he has til June 3rd our anniversary to get a hold of me and if he does not then I am Done and will close that chapter of my life and move Forward!!!!! I really do not plan on him get... Read more

  • Momlove at my son's wedding

    5/27/2015 8:33:43 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • A bad day turned good!

    5/27/2015 7:45:54 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today did not start out as I'd hoped. I completely slept through WW again. A good SP friend suggested that maybe my body sleeps through things it doesn't really want to do. If that's the case, I guess telling myself over and over that going to the WW meeting would be good for me, even if the weig... Read more

  • 5/27/2015: What a Week!

    5/27/2015 10:44:32 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Members of my family and I went to the Detroit Tigers-Houston Astros game on Saturday. It was a great, closely played game. Unfortunately, the Tigers lost 3-2. We did see a triple play: a rarity in baseball. We even had Helena doing the wave with the crowd. Helena was baptized on Sunday. S... Read more

  • Day 147

    5/27/2015 8:14:30 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Gearing up to get back in my healthy eating habits. I should have never stopped them, but April was a bad month for me. I need to make this kind of eating a habit so that when something happens to throw me off track, it won't throw my healthy eating off too. My dog is at the door growling and ... Read more

  • Still no storms...

    5/26/2015 8:14:49 PM, by CATTUTT

    They're still promising storms, and I've still yet to see one. We got a little rain though. Maybe some will pop up just in time for bed. Nothing better than falling asleep to rumbling thunder! I didn't wake up as early as I intended this morning, but I told myself that was too bad, and went ... Read more

  • I'm NOT going for the food ! ! ! !

    5/26/2015 5:31:46 PM, by PEANUT7712

    The countdown is on! I have less than 3 weeks until I leave on vacation with my husband and two children! This is one of our first vacations traveling out of state and we are stoked! My parents asked what our destination was and my husband blurted out that he is just going for the food! I probab... Read more

  • Rain and more rain

    5/26/2015 2:05:44 PM, by GAL7288

    It's been really hard to log in, blog and even workout this past weekend. We have been having horrible weather, tornadoes, non-stop rain, flooding, it's just awful. I know I shouldn't complain because there are many others who have had it worse than us, like in the west coast, which have a severe dr... Read more

  • a very warm and sunny day

    5/26/2015 10:23:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a really warm and sunny day here today. i have already put in two extra hours at work this week. today, it will be an extra two hours as well. tomorrow, it will be much more, as i have to go to work for around 12:30 pm. normally, i do not have to start until either 4 or 5 pm. that comes with b... Read more

  • Day 146/Alarm Clock

    5/26/2015 8:20:12 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I need to find a better way to wake up that won't startle and wake up DH! Had my 2nd alarm set for this morning a little too loud and startled my husband awake! I sat up, started to get up, and next thing I know DH's alarm is going off! I went to bed so that I'd still end up getting 8 hours of sleep... Read more


    5/26/2015 6:41:25 AM, by SMIDGON

    I decided to 'pop' in and surprise you all! I am sitting here, watching the battery slowly losing power. So, if suddenly I am gone; it's because I ran out of juice. Nothing really new here; just your 'boring' existence! Yesterday, it was hubby, Lexie and I here. We had a quiet nei... Read more

  • 5 Tips for Empaths to Prevent Anxiety and Depression

    5/25/2015 9:49:38 PM, by INARI_FOX

    5 Tips for Empaths to Prevent Anxiety and Depression By Amateo Ra Empaths have now been scientifically proven to be more prone to anxiety, especially social anxiety, as well as depression. To be an empath means you have the intuitive ability to interpret other’s emotions. However, while ... Read more

  • They lied about my thunderstorms...

    5/25/2015 7:54:12 PM, by CATTUTT

    When I checked the weather this morning, it shouted that we had a 100% CHANCE of heavy thunderstorms this evening! Now, I could do without the "heavy" part, but I LOVE a nice thunderstorm. I was immediately happy at the prospect of relaxing to the sounds of rain and thunder this evening. Then I c... Read more

  • Cloth shopping

    5/25/2015 4:06:43 PM, by MSFIGGY

    Going to cloth shopping makes me feel exhausted because the size i was able to fit when i lost weight before didnt fit anymore. Means i gained them back. Didn't feel like to continue looking at the mirror again before i fix this. There is definitely 10 sizes i have to go down. From 46 to 36... Read more

  • Week ending 5/25/15

    5/25/2015 10:53:12 AM, by EFDUNCAN

    Happy Memorial day. Had a good week of workouts but still do not have my mind right with diet. I have had a few beers over the holiday weekend that does not help. I have a little ove a month until my 10K, Peachtree Road race. I am fine with a 10K run but need to train harder and make sure my diet is... Read more

  • Day 145/Computer Break

    5/25/2015 9:34:25 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I've realized that I spend WAY too much time sitting at my desk, on the computer... even though I don't do that much. If I was actually working or something I'd see no problem in it, but I just spend too much time doing nothing. So this week I'm going to allow myself to check in first thing in the m... Read more

  • enjoying a nice spring day

    5/25/2015 9:12:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am just getting my day started. i had a much needed,restful day yesterday. at work, there will be at least one person away this week. so i know it will be a busy week for me and for the rest of my department. next week, i have my annual physical checkup. then i will find out for sure how my health... Read more

  • A Pretty Good Day

    5/24/2015 9:06:51 PM, by ADARKARA

    The Hubs has snagged a job in a different department at work, and his schedule has changed again, putting him back on the same days off as me! Since I JUST LAST MONTH got used to not having him around on my weekend, it's been an adjustment, and today is only the first day of many. I'm not giving up ... Read more

  • Books n me

    5/24/2015 12:39:21 PM, by DRASADAF

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  • just sad

    5/24/2015 4:34:09 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    i am trying really hard,im going to counselling n on meds n keeping busy,it just seems nothing is working and my family is laughing at my heart ache and depression and thinks it's funny and a big joke!!!!!... Read more

  • Last night was a rough night!

    5/23/2015 7:28:40 PM, by CATTUTT

    About the time I was planning to lay down for bed, my belly started hurting. I ended up being awake until about 3 am with a sick belly, which wasn't much fun. I'm not sure what caused it, but it was a long night. Fortunately I had my book and MEWHENRYSMAMA to talk to keep from getting anxious, so... Read more

  • Books are my escape

    5/23/2015 5:11:43 AM, by DRASADAF

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  • Work is hard work!

    5/22/2015 8:56:53 PM, by VELVETALCHEMIST

    Last night we had a scrub-n-recoat at work, which means the closing crew has to remove anything on the floor that isn't screwed down. If it's on wheels, it goes. If it can be removed by pallet jack, it goes. All chairs, tables, basket racks, rolling bins, cardboard displays, fatigue mats... all take... Read more

  • Gorgeous day for a festival...

    5/22/2015 8:27:17 PM, by CATTUTT

    The first part of the day was quite sedentary. I slept a little bit late, then just got up and sat around, took a shower and sat some more until it was time to go meet friends for lunch. We all got together in the basement of the building a couple friends work in and had our lunch and visite... Read more

  • New Blog on AML

    5/22/2015 7:29:28 PM, by ADARKARA

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my body image blog "Untitled Blog"! I am so appreciative that it was received so well. I've written a blog about positive body image over on A Measured Life. You can find it here:
    nspiration-in-strange-plac<... Read more


    5/22/2015 10:29:03 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    I just called and talked to my husband,i'm not sure if i feel better or worse? there were things i wanted to say but couldn't because i did not want him to hang up,there were things i asked for that are mine he says hes keeping ,other things he said i could have,he said i could not come home even if... Read more

  • getting ready to start my day

    5/22/2015 9:07:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to a slow and steady start this morning. my daughter had a great time playing soccer last night and so did i. she really likes to play soccer and i enjoy watching her play. all of the birds say hi. friday is finally here. i had a really short work week this week. if i had my way,i'd work a f... Read more

  • Day 142/The Kindness of Strangers

    5/22/2015 8:03:54 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Still having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. I've not gotten on SP for a whole week! So I'm going to try to take the time today and go back to the threads that I usually chat on and check in on all of my Spark Teams. May have to get rid of some Spark Teams so that I don't have so ... Read more

  • Drive by...

    5/21/2015 7:25:54 PM, by CATTUTT

    Just a shorty tonight. My Achilles tendon is bothering me again, so I'm taking anti-inflammatories and gave it a break today, other than grocery shopping. It's feeling some better this evening, so hopefully treating it early this time will take care of it. Not much exciting to report today. ... Read more

  • Did I Pinpoint It?

    5/21/2015 7:12:01 PM, by ADARKARA

    I thought I'd been getting better emotionally. Last week was pretty good. The week before was pretty good, too. This week? EPIC CRASH. Sobbing during yoga in the morning (mornings are my worst times for my anxiety) and rainy/overcast/cool days didn't help. This morning I did yoga, and I got ch... Read more

  • a sunny,windy day

    5/21/2015 1:29:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    i ended up taking the day off work yesterday. i was just too wiped out and i knew i would not be able to focus that well. i will try tomorrow and take it from there. today,my daughter starts soccer. she is sooooooo excited and wants to go early after she has her supper. i am excited,too! i finally w... Read more

  • morning thoughts

    5/21/2015 1:11:49 PM, by GAL7288

    Had a very busy crazy morning. I don't know what happened to the morning person I used to be. Really, people used to ask me how I was all peppy and ready to work in such early hours. Now, not so much, I have to peel myself out of my blankets, hit the snooze button more often than I would like. Hey, ... Read more

  • 12 Things to Do When You're Depressed

    5/21/2015 1:03:04 PM, by INARI_FOX

    *12 Things to Do When You're Depressed* 1. Recognize and verbalize to yourself that you are depressed as soon as possible. 2. Have a mental list ready, ahead of time, of neutral or positive thoughts to think instead of the thought "I am depressed." 3. Do just the opposite of what... Read more

  • 30 Day Plank challenge

    5/21/2015 12:17:20 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Thanks to NDKARIKARI's featured blog from 5/16, I started a 30 day plank challenge today - I'm going to do the one on my fitness pal:
    ay-plank-challenge/ Thanks FIGHTINGFORWEEZ for putting it into your response to NDKARIKARI! Just started after w... Read more

  • Too pretty for a rest day!

    5/20/2015 7:47:16 PM, by CATTUTT

    The comments you guys had left before I went to bed last night convinced me to set my alarm and get up for WW. Unfortunately I apparently turned my alarm off without fully waking up and just went right back to sleep. I used to be REALLY bad for doing that, but it hadn't happened in quite some time... Read more

  • Mid week reflections

    5/20/2015 3:57:16 PM, by GAL7288

    I am just sitting here by the window, reflecting on things that have happened and wishing on things I want to make happen. I hope to be able to go for a walk today, short this time though. Did 5 and half miles yesterday and felt like I needed to be picked up with a spatula. I blame it on humid... Read more

  • Healthy Eating

    5/20/2015 11:13:45 AM, by SARAHTAIT

    I am loving this warm weather....I have a wonderful garden growing my own wonderful veggies. I have squash, zucchini, green beans, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, spinach, eggplant, broccoli and bell peppers both green and yellow. I already have veggies on the vine and am so excited to soon be aging t... Read more

  • a cool sunny day

    5/20/2015 10:34:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's a cool day here today. found out the other day at work that i need to take a different approach to how i am entering information. what i was doing is not working as well as i thought. so i am trying some suggestions from the boss to see if that helps. if they do not help and after my eye checku... Read more

  • Night and Day (IT'S MAH BIRFDAY)

    5/19/2015 8:52:00 PM, by ADARKARA

    This day started out poorly. As many of you know, my emotions are incredibly affected by the weather. It's super annoying. This morning I woke up, not sad, but with tension. Like I wanted to cry for NO REASON. It was foggy and humid and generally icky outside. I watched a couple episodes of Game of ... Read more

  • I think I've possibly lost my mind...

    5/19/2015 7:34:13 PM, by CATTUTT

    As planned, I didn't set an alarm last night. Still, I woke up at 8:30 this morning. Even though it wasn't supposed to be terribly hot today, I decided to just go on and get dressed and head out for my walk. Like having it done early. About 1/3 of the way around, I started getting wheezy. I hav... Read more

  • 05/19/2015 DUH! finally illuminated a light bulb

    5/19/2015 6:40:29 PM, by KIMBERLY0916

    for as much as I think & expound upon ideas & use logic i have these super DUH moments that you would think would be super obvious .. here's the latest one all morning I've tried to feel guilty/bad for drinking wine & eating some junk food last night. I don't want to share the specifics of the ... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    5/19/2015 10:37:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great time in niagara falls the other day. i may go there again next weekend. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i will be heading to work later this afternoon. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Grandma's Curtains

    5/19/2015 10:32:43 AM, by PEANUT7712

    So I'm driving home from work last night with a million to-do lists and scenarios running through my head. One being that vacation is fast approaching! Yes, it's that dreaded season to try on bathing suits and summer attire. So I'm thinking about the one bathing suit that I have from a couple of ... Read more

  • unwind from stress in a healthy way

    5/18/2015 9:45:36 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Don't stress yourself out by trying to change others. Learn that two people seldom respond to the same situation in the same manner, and the right approach is never confined to your own way. Don't fret over things that you can't change, learn to live with them. Life always includes some things th... Read more

  • Space Cadet Cat

    5/18/2015 7:24:17 PM, by CATTUTT

    I did manage to get up and get out for a walk today. When my alarm went off I was tired, but I got up anyway. I took a short walk, but I was proud of myself for walking at all. TOM usually leaves me laying on the couch doing nothing. Shortly after I walked, dh got home from work. I ate some... Read more

  • 5/18/2015 Week's Review: Whew!

    5/18/2015 3:03:49 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Taking care of 2 sick babies sure made for a long week. Not much movement, though, unless you count laundry, doctor visits, cleaning, etc. And my numbers sure were pathetic from it. Steps: 61564/68292, Minutes: 868/1083, Calories: 2913/3392, Miles: 32.69/45.57. The girls are slowly on the... Read more

  • A Monday morning walk before it gets too hot

    5/18/2015 12:20:19 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    The weather today and tomorrow is supposed to be hot and humid - in the 80's but going to feel like high 90's. Part of me really didn't want to go out to exercise this morning but I made myself do it and as usual, I was happy I did. Why can't I ever remember how glad I am that I exercised afterwa... Read more

  • 05/17/2015 mindful eating

    5/17/2015 8:20:02 PM, by KIMBERLY0916

    one of the groups i'm in recently had someone start a topic about mindful eating and asked for tips and tricks on how to do so... this was my quick response .. i'm sure there are a bunch more ideas floating around .. what's yours? through DBT a lot of success comes from being in the moment .. r... Read more

  • In Which I Am a Little Dumb - Plus Birthday Plans

    5/17/2015 8:01:14 PM, by ADARKARA

    So I'm a little behind with my 30-day yoga challenge, and I was feeling guilty about it. I'm not feeling well today. I think it's just a combination of lady things and the humidity. Today is my rest day usually, but I figured I'd get in 2 yoga videos to make up some times. I don't feel well enough t... Read more

  • Not feeling very good...

    5/17/2015 7:28:11 PM, by CATTUTT

    Last night, later in the evening, I started feeling kinda crappy. I ended up going to bed earlier than normal and fell asleep right away, and was hoping to wake up feeling better. I woke up when my alarm went off and still didn't feel very good. I really wanted to go walk with The Buddy though, s... Read more

  • Week ending May 17, 2015

    5/17/2015 7:01:56 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    Good week all in all. I worked out hard and 3 good runs. Did a 5K Saturday and posted best time in last 3 years!!!. I could have done better on diet and have not been too bad this weekend. I will try to get a workout or run each morning this coming week and will try to thing before eating. I need to... Read more

  • Cherries and berries and 2 pounds down, oh my!

    5/17/2015 5:05:50 PM, by VELVETALCHEMIST

    21 day log-in streak here. Holy carp. O.o Of course, there are days where I'm about to crash for bed and I think, "OMG I forgot to log in! AUGH!" and I snatch my phone from off the nightstand and start poking the SparkPeople app icon like I'm tapping out Morse code. But there it is. Probably the L... Read more

  • How are We going to live without!?

    5/17/2015 3:47:02 PM, by SAMZA83

    "Mad Men" I've been a fan since episode one season one and it may sound strange but I feel that I've grown up with the show---from watching in the show with my grouchy room mate in Austin Texas in 2007, to watching with my awesome room mate in Australia in 2009 to now...concluding the show in G... Read more

  • it's sunday

    5/17/2015 12:13:52 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off shortly to niagara falls, on the canadian side. with my family and friends. all the birds say hi and so does my daughter. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 137/Chapter 2

    5/17/2015 9:53:12 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    129 Love, love, love the reading in Made To Crave (by Lysa Terkeurst) today. Chapter 2, tearing down my tower of impossibility (because that is what food and weight loss has become to me) brick by brick and using those bricks to build a walkway of prayer, paving the way to victory. How awesome is th... Read more

  • Tons of gratitude and a fun Saturday!

    5/16/2015 8:24:24 PM, by GAL7288

    I just logged in today and I was surprised to know I got a most popular blog award! Thanks to everyone who took the time to read and comment on my blog, you don't know how much motivation it has given me to follow through on making better choices! :) Today I took my nephews and niece to the p... Read more