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  • today

    7/22/2014 10:27:20 PM, by NASHSNAKE

    good work out today, no walking, too hot out and i'm getting it done anyway at home,... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/22/2014 9:38:01 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I went to our community pool today. The lifeguard saved three tiles from drowning. I guess during the bitter cold winter (remember that) the tiles had become loose. Today while I was taking a break from swimming I noticed the lifeguard hurry over to the side of our pool and with a fishnet sweeping ... Read more

  • Just kinda muddling through...

    7/22/2014 8:58:37 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today has not been a stellar day. First, I slept terribly last night. I kept waking up, even more often than I normally wake up. I think I was afraid of over sleeping for my test. By the time I got up, I was still crazy sleepy and irritated I couldn't sleep. I decided to grab a grilled chic... Read more

  • Day 7 of 135

    7/22/2014 7:43:44 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Today had mostly good and a bit not so good. The boys went off to camp no problem and loved it! The older one is doing a more adventure camp and went rock climbing and rappelling today - he said it was awesome. I was so glad to get back to bootcamp today - it keeps me accountable. On days I don... Read more

  • Fighting for her life

    7/22/2014 2:00:59 PM, by CANNIE50

    I began today at the gym with my best friend. We were doing circuit training. The last circuit was a boxing workout. I punched first, she held the mitts. She laughed as I began to punch. "Oh my God, you are punching so hard it's like you are thinking of someone in particular." I told her I was. I wa... Read more

  • Fighting for her life

    7/22/2014 2:00:59 PM, by CANNIE50

    I began today at the gym with my best friend. We were doing circuit training. The last circuit was a boxing workout. I punched first, she held the mitts. She laughed as I began to punch. "Oh my God, you are punching so hard it's like you are thinking of someone in particular." I told her I was. I wa... Read more

  • Build windmills

    7/22/2014 9:16:34 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • it's tuesday

    7/22/2014 8:42:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through another day. my daughter is doing well and says hi! today there are two classes. one in the morning and one in the afternoon. i still have some errands to run today. that is okay with me. i will pace myself, as it is another very warm day here today. all of the birds say cheep,chee... Read more

  • Motivation Finally Found

    7/22/2014 7:38:00 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I lost my motivation a few months back. I looked high and low. I never did find it in the places I looked. Must have been the wrong places! I won't look there again! Yesterday, I went to the doctor and didn't like that the scale hadn't moved. From there, I went to the post office to turn... Read more

  • hot

    7/22/2014 12:20:03 AM, by NASHSNAKE

    hard day to work out, 93 deg but felt like 102 they say. yeah i think so..... Read more

  • Monday: Did I blog or not?

    7/21/2014 10:10:02 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I was in the middle of writing my Monday blog when my computer froze. So I shut my computer down and restarted the nasty thing. It took several attempts and about 10 minutes then finally I was back online. I went to rewrite my Monday Blog, but I had received credit from sparks for a blog, but no blo... Read more

  • Day 6 of 135

    7/21/2014 10:05:05 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    135 days seems so long but I keep telling myself that if I didn't do this now, where would I be in 135 days - nowhere!! So I keep on although I have moments of weakness for sure. I also don't want it to be just for the 135 days - I am hoping that I am on the road to a better and healthier lifestyle ... Read more

  • Questioning Myself

    7/21/2014 9:26:27 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I went to bed early last night and thought I slept okay. But I am still dragging today. Not sure what's going on with me. But I am giving it up for the night, hoping I sleep good and hoping tomorrow is better.... Read more

  • Had a great workout!

    7/21/2014 9:12:10 PM, by CATTUTT

    I started out the morning feeling kind of bummed cause I woke up and ate last night. I didn't binge, though. So I told myself... you were hungry, you ate, it's over, move on. And I did. First was making a healthy breakfast of eggs, light whole wheat toast and a pear. After I ate I sat and r... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    7/21/2014 8:48:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have so much to do today. i have one week left of school and that is it until september. i have to start an online course this afternoon. i have a meeting i need to attend just behind that. inbetween there, i have several errands to run. this will be a very busy week for me. every day, i have some... Read more

  • 4am walks....

    7/21/2014 8:19:56 AM, by ECKOKITTEN

    Sleeping an entire night through has become a dream. I am continuing to wake up at 3am and not being able to fall back to sleep. It really sucks. Today after waking up at 3 I laid in bed until 4 when I finally decided to get up and go for a walk. Slightly bit weird to walk at 4am lol But it is... Read more

  • doing it

    7/21/2014 12:06:46 AM, by NASHSNAKE

    Got it done this weekend and feeling great, time for bed and on we go. I'm looking for a second spark to in my weight loss. kind of like a second wind.... Read more

  • Day 5 of 135

    7/20/2014 9:23:44 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Had a busy day with the family. Got the kids ready for camp tomorrow, then went to a Nationals game (they won) and then dinner with my in-laws to celebrate my birthday shich is next week. We went to Korean BBQ which I really love but I ate in moderation and enjoyed it - lots of vegetables and meat -... Read more

  • Lovely Sunday...

    7/20/2014 8:44:05 PM, by CATTUTT

    I feared I was starting the day off all wrong when I slept until my alarm went off. I hate the sound of that alarm, but it takes really loud, horrible, obnoxious sounds to wake me. Regular alarms, music, phones ringing... sleep right through all of it. So I have this horrible alarm sound, but it ... Read more

  • Week ending July 20, 2014

    7/20/2014 8:41:51 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    Had a very busy and stressful week at work that lead to having beer on 2 evenings and some bad choices eating. Good week of exercise, 3 good runs all over 5K and 4 trips to the gym. No weight gain but no loss this week either. Had the first rainy weekend in a couple months. Made an outdoor concert w... Read more

  • Sunday Dreaming

    7/20/2014 8:11:54 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I have been having interesting dreams. Last night I had a dream in which God asked me if I would like to take over for Him. I defiantly replied "NO" in the dream and then went on to recite the "Our Father". I have no idea where this dream came from but do understand that it was a confirmation... Read more

  • On One Hand...

    7/20/2014 1:38:35 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    On one hand, I started my "organize pictures" project this morning. I actually got in about three and a half hours and a bit accomplished. On the other hand, I started at 3 am. By the time I got to church, I was yawning my head off and fighting to stay away. Just ate lunch hoping it would ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/20/2014 10:35:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great day with my daughter yesterday. i will definitely have many more of those days more often. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello. i will be meeting up with my good friend later,after i catch up on some computer work. last week of school for me until september. looking in... Read more

  • Today is looking bright- weigh in!

    7/20/2014 9:28:06 AM, by ECKOKITTEN

    I am continuing to wake up early in the morning. Before it was 4am everyday and now it started being 3am. Guess how much fun that is? The worst is that after I wake up I can not for the life of me fall back to sleep. I am laying in bed tossing and turning until 5-6am before I finally get up or fall ... Read more

  • Not a healthy day, but a good day...

    7/19/2014 9:08:31 PM, by CATTUTT

    Started out the day sleeping nice and late this morning. I had nothing planned that I needed to be up for, and I felt lazy, so I just slept. When I did get up, I made some steel cut oatmeal with some peanut butter for breakfast. After that I just sat around and wasted time online, waiting for... Read more

  • Day 4 of 135

    7/19/2014 7:46:17 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    So I didn't get as much exercise today as I would have liked but did get to spend a nice day with my family which was nice. I did eat very healthy and so did my family which also makes for a good day. I will get back on track tomorrow morning.... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/19/2014 7:35:04 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Today it was misting. It was a very relaxing weather for walking! I had an umbrella but the wind was blowing the mist so I still was getting wet. But I did not get soaked. I really enjoyed the walk! I also met a friendly puppy along the way. Poor thing as I was leaving I said Bye Bye, to him this me... Read more

  • Defense Mode

    7/19/2014 7:15:28 PM, by ASEERAL

    So my son was diagnosed with Autism at the beginning of 2014. (Would have been Aspergers if the term was still being used.) I had suspected it for a while, so it wasn't a huge surprise. I had started to learn some things about it, but began a greater search for things after he was diagnosed that ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/19/2014 3:34:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weather is nice here. not too hot and not too cool. just right. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. the day is going well. have a wonderful day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • Time to Reassess My Goals

    7/19/2014 11:43:30 AM, by SHARSUE

    I think part of my problem with not sticking to my plan is, I am approaching it from the wrong angle. I mean, I've been "trying to lose weight" for as long as I can remember. But the motivation I had to lose weight in my 20's (to look good at the beach, in my jeans, naked...) is a far cry from the... Read more

  • From scratch

    7/19/2014 11:05:20 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Planning the Week

    7/19/2014 8:54:18 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    The house is still too quiet. The to-do list is still about two miles long. Organizing and cleaning now can be a priority. So, today I will take time out to plan the week, the month, etc. Start moving step at a time, even if it's just a baby step. ... Read more

  • Cake or pony?

    7/18/2014 11:04:15 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Friday: Plan B

    7/18/2014 10:08:52 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Yesterday, I thought today I would sunbathe by the pool and swim. I would of worn a speedo swimsuit because I think my neighbors would not enjoy the sight of a near 50 year old in his baby suit :)! Well the sky was dark all day and threatening with rain, so plan B, hit the gym. It was not extremely... Read more

  • Day 3 of 135

    7/18/2014 9:10:10 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    It was a busy day so I'm glad it was a day I chose to have an easy exercise day! My boot camp instructor had to cancel today and I have been working hard straight for a while and have been reading on SparkPeople about rest days and have been very sore from exercising so it worked out well. That didn... Read more

  • Got an answer to one question, so I guess 50% isn't too bad...

    7/18/2014 8:41:36 PM, by CATTUTT

    I went to the dr with two problems today: 1. Possible PAD. On this I got no answer. She had them schedule me for an ankle brachial pressure index test. That's on Tuesday. She said after the test is done it will take her a couple days to interpret the results, and she will email me if every... Read more

  • Staying Busy

    7/18/2014 4:37:49 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I still feel a bit like I am in a fog. I am doing pretty good at staying busy. There are still times when the tears come whether I want them to or not. It will eventually get better - just not today. I know that my girls are all home safe and sound. I just feel like I am no longer "at hom... Read more

  • To Boot Camp or not to Boot Camp...

    7/18/2014 1:33:27 PM, by CANNIE50

    that was the question. I previously blogged about swearing off Boot Camps because I honestly feel I had basically aged out of them. Then, my best friend, who is stubborn and disagreed with my assessment, bought me a punch card so I could work out with her. I thought about giving it back to her, for ... Read more

  • woo hoo! it's friday!

    7/18/2014 11:26:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i will be in the highest level class for English! woo hoo! i am so glad i kept up my skills in that area. I know for Math i will have to start at the first course offered and that is fine with me. my daughter sends hugs and says hi! all of the birds are okay and say hello,hel... Read more

  • Failure is not an option!

    7/18/2014 10:55:47 AM, by ECKOKITTEN

    I have really been struggling lately. I think I have hit that spot where normally in the past I have given up. Things get harder, everything feels like it is moving too slow, too much work, I feel overwhelmed, etc... So I end up slipping here and there and then sooner or later I just give up all tog... Read more

  • A gorgeous day

    7/17/2014 10:04:30 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    It was a great day to just walk around my neighborhood! I stopped along the way a few times to pet the dogs and chat with their owners. I sort of meditate while I walk, noticing how my feet touch the ground and my breathing. The air smelled fresh and thank goodness the humidity was low for a change.... Read more

  • Day 3 of 135

    7/17/2014 9:30:56 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Was happy to see 171 on the scale this morning but it made me nervous too because I don't want to lose my motivation. I don't think I am and I feel like I am slowly making true lifestyle changes, but I worry about falling into old patterns. One day at a time is my mantra and I will keep telling myse... Read more

  • Another good day...

    7/17/2014 8:52:43 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today started off well, since I woke up on my own and not to an alarm. Waking up to an alarm is never a good way to wake up. I got up and sat around a bit, then made some eggs, whole wheat bagel thin and cherries for breakfast. Then it was time for therapy. It wasn't especially exciting to... Read more

  • New Movie Review: DEAD SNOW 2

    7/17/2014 8:28:26 PM, by PAZUZURISES

    Wrote a review for one of the most entertaining, fun, off the charts Zombie movies I've seen in a LONG time... Can't post the whole thing here... for... language reasons, lol.... For those interested:
    s/dead-snow-2 I HIGHLY recommend it... I me... Read more

  • Days 28/29 of 30 - JUICING:

    7/17/2014 7:15:20 PM, by --CHERYL--

    Well tomorrow is my last day of my "primarily" veggie & fruit juicing feasts! My BEST week ever has got to be the first one. I stuck to the plan, no veering off course, whatsoever. That week I lost a pound a day . Other good things: I drank not one drop of alcohol for... Read more

  • Dang Brick Wall

    7/17/2014 2:34:02 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I know exactly where that dang brick wall it. Most of the time I avoid it at all costs. Not today. Not only did I run full force into it, it fell on me. Here I am, with bricks all over the place, laying here stunned. Sherry and Helena had to leave to go back to Nova Scotia for a few months. Ye... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    7/17/2014 2:13:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    a lovely day. not too hot or cold and it is not raining today. school went well. i got into the online course that is a prerequisite to take the other courses coming in september, online. i find that i do get some work in the fall. so i am going to sign up for the courses i need online when i see th... Read more

  • My Very First Blog Ever

    7/17/2014 1:20:48 PM, by SHARSUE

    Hello! Anyone out there? I'm completely new at this whole blogging thing, so here goes nothing... I've been a member of SparkPeople since 2011. And I have to admit, I am not what one would call an Ideal Member. But I could be the posterchild for an "On Again/Off Again Member." I get gung-h... Read more

  • Foam roller...

    7/17/2014 1:04:22 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    how did I ever live without you? I just spent about 45 minutes working out the kinks and can honestly say that I feel about 10 years younger. No drugs, little money, just some time. I'm so happy to have found this self-therapy! Anyone else? ... Read more

  • Stress

    7/16/2014 9:43:27 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Things that caused stress for me today: 1) Meeting new people at our pool. 2) Having to hike to the bank/grocery store to put deposit money. 3) My Kindle Fire will not charge, I am concerned about where to get it fixed and the cost. 4) Just feeling overwhelmed with everything. Things... Read more

  • Productive day!

    7/16/2014 9:20:30 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today has been a pretty good one. I slept fairly well last night {although it took me a long time to fall asleep}, and that started the day out pretty nicely. I woke up and went in the kitchen and put food in the slow cooker, then made breakfast. I had eggs with salsa and a whole wheat bagel thin... Read more

  • I am a mess

    7/16/2014 7:52:13 PM, by ECKOKITTEN

    I am so angry at myself right now. Im just upset and disappointed. I wanna curl into a ball and cry. Last night I had pizza for dinner and I totally binged. I ate the entire pizza except 2 slices.... I felt sick afterwards, obviously. What happened today...I had 4 slices of cold pizza. ... Read more

  • Day 2 of 135

    7/16/2014 6:56:46 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Had a good day - did my boot camp this morning - usually there's a group but it was just me and while I was concerned and self conscious about it, I psyched myself up to try to enjoy the private session and I did! The instructor is great and while I really enjoy working out with a group for the supp... Read more

  • Again and again

    7/16/2014 1:28:16 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." ~ Robert Collier Keep up the small, positive daily steps, folks. It will add up over time and you get to feel better in the meantime!... Read more

  • Stepping up?

    7/16/2014 12:52:35 PM, by ALASKANMOMOF2

    Sometimes it surprises me - I go through the motions, doing what I need to do in the days, and BOOM...time passes much more quickly than I think it does. I had no idea I hadn't posted a blog post since April. Wow. I thought I was doing MUCH better than that. Truth is, I've been struggling... Read more

  • Dog Lovers - this will touch your heart

    7/16/2014 12:41:33 PM, by FLYER99

    As most of you know, I am a real dog lover. I love all animals, but especially dogs. I have had four wondrous canine companions in my life and I loved them all very much. My last dog, Megan, is the one you see in my photo. She passed away some years ago with epilepsy. A friend of mine, anothe... Read more

  • My New Favorite Exercise

    7/16/2014 11:31:20 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Growing up in Detroit with sisters that are 5 and 10 years older than me, there was always music on in my house. Most of the time, it was Motown music. The rest of the time, it was Top 40. My brother (who is 5 years younger than me - I guess there's a lot to be said for the "rhythm method" in my ... Read more

  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. ~Aristotle

    7/16/2014 11:14:26 AM, by SEASONS_CHANGE_

    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. ~Aristotle ... Read more

  • July 16 WHAT

    7/16/2014 10:09:09 AM, by JAZZYGF

    I am been thinking about how it can't be July already and where and what have I done. OH yes broke my finger!!! Tomorrow surgery and not looking forward to it. Yes it needs to get doen but my outlook is not good. Screws and maybe a metal plate and mobility limited. My new surgeon love him and ha... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/16/2014 8:44:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    school did go well yesterday for me. i did pretty well on the math questions the math teacher gave the class to do last week. i have already reserved some books from the library for the areas that are the most challenging for me. plus i will have my good friend's help for some of it,too. my daughter... Read more

  • Day 24, 25, 26 & 27 of 30 - JUICING: Countdown 3..2..1

    7/16/2014 12:25:50 AM, by --CHERYL--

    Let' see.....I won't bore you with the last four days of what I did right and what I did wrong. What I will write is that I am proud of myself for making it this far. It has been EXTREMELY difficult for me to juice all my meals and cook and make constant PnJ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/15/2014 10:34:45 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I met with my VA Nurse today, all is swell! I hit our gym and had a great strength and cardio workout. I walked around my neighborhood. The weather here today was perfect. About 80 degrees, sunshine with passing clouds to keep comfy. The hardest part of the day was logging in my fitness for the day.... Read more

  • Appointment Status: Made

    7/15/2014 8:53:30 PM, by CATTUTT

    I called first thing this morning to get an appointment with my pcp to talk about PAD. It took half the day of waiting, but finally they had a cancellation for Friday at 3 and gave it to me. I was really hoping to get in sooner, but since it is this week, I'm happy. When I first called she said t... Read more

  • True story...

    7/15/2014 12:58:18 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • It's Hard to Let Others Do What They Need to Do

    7/15/2014 11:28:48 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Sherry and Helena will be going back to Nova Scotia for a few months on Thursday. I know it's something that Sherry needs to do. I know they will be fine there with Daryl. I know it will give me the chance to catch up on the things I need to do around here. I know. But my heart says no - do... Read more

  • a rainy day

    7/15/2014 8:36:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    i woke up to rain coming down steadily outside this morning. that is alright. i found my raincoat and umbrella. then off i went to school. the computer lab went very well yesterday. today, it will be english and math. english in the morning and math in the afternoon. i wonder what parts of math will... Read more

  • Monday

    7/14/2014 10:14:37 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    As my update earlier said a wacky weather day here. I woke up to rain this morning. So I decided to clean my apartment in anticipation of my meeting with my VA Nurse tomorrow. Then there was sunshine, so I hoofed it over to Giant Eagle for 0% milk, tea and fresh produce. Coming home dark clouds were... Read more

  • I hope this is just my hypochondria...

    7/14/2014 9:03:27 PM, by CATTUTT

    A few months ago I was walking with The Buddy and mentioned leg pain, and she was concerned. At the time I assured her it was just because my muscles are out of shape, and that's what I believed. Now I'm not so sure. Every time I walk, my legs are on fire. Today the pain was so bad I was barely ... Read more

  • Help with Decision from Unexpected Source

    7/14/2014 12:47:44 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I notice a pattern in me. I get bored at times. Then I start adding things to do and committing myself to way too many things. The stress levels go up. I get more forgetful. I get aggravated with myself for doing it to myself again. This is where I am at again. How many times does this make i... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/14/2014 10:56:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great weekend. now i am on a break between classes at school. had to do an actual essay in the first class this morning. what a way to start the day. it has been a really long time since i had to do one and to actually write out the good copy, not type it, was challenging. i got so used to t... Read more

  • Time management, Jedi-style

    7/14/2014 9:33:18 AM, by GOOSIEMOON
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  • Happy Sunday, all!

    7/13/2014 8:48:06 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today has been a really good day. I slept extra late, probably because I was up extra late finishing my book. I reached that point where there was just no putting it down until it was finished. And I slept relatively peacefully until I woke up at almost 1 pm and got up. I was feeling pretty ... Read more

  • Week ending 7/13/14

    7/13/2014 8:12:17 PM, by EFDUNCAN

    Had a fair week. Ran about 12 miles and hit gym 3 times. Fair with diet and got back to the 250s. No beer during the week but had a a few over the weekend. That has to end! Have a busy week planned, hope to get my work under control. I need to make good choices this week and keep working for my goal... Read more

  • Sunday

    7/13/2014 8:01:02 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    If you do not want to read about the Pirates just skip this paragraph. Last night the Pirates were behind 6 -5 headed into the top half of the 8th inning. I decided I did not want to watch them loss another game, so I went in my computer room and sparked for 45 minutes. After Sparking I went and tur... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/13/2014 10:54:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did get to see my good friend for a while yesterday. then i went to explore some of the city for the remainder of the day. i ended up walking for over 10 miles yesterday, the way it worked out. i will pace myself today. my daughter had a sleepover yesterday at one of her friend's places. she is st... Read more

  • triumph! three wins in one

    7/13/2014 10:54:01 AM, by BELLCAT22

    Yesterday's gym adventure was a real triumph. First, I called the field house at the park to ask about how to join the fitness center... and if it was crowded at the moment. I'd been worried about busy the little fitness room would be generally, but especially on the weekend. The idea that I coul... Read more

  • Sleep earlier, lose weight

    7/13/2014 8:35:10 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Researchers have found that a good night's sleep helps people lose weight. See . I also found that by skipping late night TV and Internet and going to bed earlier, that I get a better nights sleep and wake up fresh. If your trying to change the time you sleep... Read more

  • 20lbs down..kindof sortof

    7/13/2014 7:11:01 AM, by ECKOKITTEN

    Today was my weigh in and I am at 210.2 down 1.2lbs from last week. Sucks because yesterday I weighed in at 209.something but meh today is my official weigh in day so be it. It may just mean a better number next week :) Today's weigh in is kindof bittersweet. It puts me at 20 lbs lost since my ... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/12/2014 10:24:55 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    A good friend was concerned that my leg movement was from RLS. Thursday night I took an extra pill of my antidepressant/sleep aid medication, which my Doctor allows me too. One side affect of this medication, for me, is sometimes having extra leg movement. Last night I took the usual amount and my ... Read more

  • Just taking it easy today...

    7/12/2014 9:07:31 PM, by CATTUTT

    I woke up this morning still feeling tired, and just generally kinda blah. And I wanted Taco Bell. Breakfast of champions, right? So that's what I had. I showed some restraint and didn't eat as much as I normally would, but it still wasn't good. Except it was good. Totally hit the spot. Last ... Read more

  • update on broken finger

    7/12/2014 1:42:24 PM, by JAZZYGF

    Today a week since cosmo broke my finger when we were playing . Family doctor Monday 20.00 sent me to xray Tues PA assistant who said there is nothing I can do I am not a doctor 25.00 Wed surgeon you have a broken finger and need surgery 25.00 I will call this afternoon with a surgery date F... Read more

  • craving elliptical, dreading crowds

    7/12/2014 12:21:02 PM, by BELLCAT22

    The thing I miss most about a gym membership is access to elliptical machines. I crave that real cardio workout that I just can't reproduce by jogging (hurts my knees). So. The park system has a whole bunch of fitness centers, and one is only a little over a mile away from home. I checked when I... Read more

  • Wonderful Morning Visit

    7/12/2014 10:53:01 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Helena and I were up and moving about 8 am this morning. Sherry fed her while I got my morning cup of coffee and breakfast in me. Then Sherry laid back down for awhile. Helena was wide awake and moving! I pulled the bassinet into the living room and laid her down in it. We had a wonderful t... Read more

  • I just do not like raw carrots.

    7/12/2014 8:47:09 AM, by ECKOKITTEN

    I have tried to appease my hummus addiction with sliced cucumber and carrots. The cucumbers were strange, not bad, but I am not sure if I liked it or not lol. I still ate it so eh. But no I do not like raw carrots and even dipping them in yummy hummus did not fool me into liking them. I like plenty ... Read more

  • The powerful space

    7/11/2014 11:10:30 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." ~ Viktor E. Frankl... Read more

  • Friday

    7/11/2014 10:44:54 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I went to bed last night at midnight. I drifted in and out of sleep due to restlessness in my legs. My legs just wanted to keep on moving. Around 4 am I gave up on sleeping. From 4 am until 8 am I played my video game. Then I took a shower to be ready for my Peer Support Counselor from the VA. He ca... Read more

  • Tired tonight...

    7/11/2014 9:00:20 PM, by CATTUTT

    Round 2 of TOM is still kicking my butt a little bit. The cramping and back pain haven't been as bad as they were last night, but they're definitely still there. And my head is pounding, which I'm guessing is a hormonal thing at the moment. In spite of it, though... I'm still hanging in there tod... Read more

  • Two Weeks Old Today

    7/11/2014 8:01:00 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    My Helena is two weeks old today. Momma doesn't feel too good today, so I got to hold and spoil her all day. At two weeks, I didn't think that a baby would understand what she was doing, but I'd swear that she does. She gives ... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/11/2014 9:29:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is finally here! yay! other than my allergies flaring up this morning, i am doing alright. meeting up with a friend of mine later this afternoon. then i may meet up with my good friend in the evening. i will leave the evening clear, so i can go and meet up with my good friend or do somet... Read more

  • Trying again!

    7/11/2014 8:33:49 AM, by SMIDGON

    A lot has gone on in my life since I was last on here! So, I am trying again! Over that time, I gained 5#. Up and down! I have left emotions get the best of me! I finally realized, I am only human. That will derail me right there. I am trying again! Hugs, Janet... Read more

  • Day 21, 22 & 23 of 30 - JUICING: TURN THE CLOCK TO ZERO

    7/11/2014 12:38:51 AM, by --CHERYL--

    the 21st was a not so terrific day --- Denial Denia Denial... I have been AND my butt offf since.... Today is a brand new day! MY MOTIVATION: Simply Google "Fat Sick an... Read more

  • So excited

    7/10/2014 11:38:32 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    We hired a new music director for our church today. I have a really good feeling about this.... Read more

  • Happy Birthday Mike, my nephew and Godson!

    7/10/2014 11:15:32 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Today is Mike's 25th birthday. Our Pirates gave him a present by winning 9 -1. Mike graduated from college two years ago with High Honors. His Major was in Secondary Education Social Studies and a Minor in Theater. A 30 page final paper was about how the Pirates influenced Pittsburgh's History. ... Read more

  • Project Wellness 2014

    7/10/2014 11:01:36 PM, by BELLCAT22

    It's surprisingly helpful to read my old blog entries. I'd forgotten some of the granular details of my first, very successful foray into wellness with SP. It's a reminder that there were setbacks and that it didn't go as planned. Also a reminder what wonderful support I got from my spark friends... Read more

  • What is going on with my body?

    7/10/2014 9:50:46 PM, by CATTUTT

    My body seems to be starting another cycle of TOM. Before the last one even fully ended! It was almost gone and I was feeling normal again... and now all the sudden it has gotten heavy, and I'm cramping again and my back hurts. And as yesterdays post will attest, I'm also not 100% emotionally sta... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/10/2014 10:51:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    i will need to take a day off school to get the rest of some important errands done. i have applied to be a volunteer at a big event here next year and i have to do a video interview, which takes about 10-15 minutes. i will do that tomorrow, among other things. time is going by and i want to have my... Read more

  • Up to 2 Miles!

    7/10/2014 10:47:29 AM, by ECKOKITTEN

    Yesterday I went to the therapist and it was a really good session. We talked about how I am not very assertive and how I need to be. How because I'm not I tend to let things bubble up & take over my mind as I obsesses over them. So something small becomes something huge because I am not facing it. ... Read more

  • Content

    7/10/2014 10:16:56 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I woke up fairly early this morning and got a little bit of housework done. Right now, it's Sherry take a shower time. So here I sit at the computer, holding my newest miracle, content. We talked a little. I told her that I ne... Read more

  • I'm on to my self

    7/9/2014 11:26:31 PM, by CANNIE50

    A few months ago, I promised, via a blog, to share some lessons learned from my visits to a very helpful therapist. This is a therapist who has restored my belief that therapy is a useful tool. Well, she and a friend of mine who is also in the profession and who is a very balanced, wise, kind person... Read more

  • Do something today...

    7/9/2014 11:10:15 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    that your future self will thank you for.... Read more