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  • How Come Time Goes By Faster Each Year?

    6/23/2017 2:33:58 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I remember as a kid that summers seemed to last forever. Then it took forever for Christmas to come. I grew up, graduated, married and had 2 babies. Time from that point on seemed to go faster and faster. I thought that when my girls graduated from high school (or even college) time would slow b... Read more

  • jokes and motivation

    6/22/2017 8:33:11 PM, by CANDOK1260

    I been missing giving my teammates motivational quotes so I thought I would give some in this blog. 1 “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Wayne Dyer 2. “One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” ~John Wanamake 3. “Whether you... Read more

  • A Year In The Making 2017-2018

    6/22/2017 4:02:05 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    One year. One goal. One hundred pounds. Leaving the obese BMI behind and finally reaching just overweight. In one year and one month, according to SP, if I lose 2 pounds a week, I can lose 100 pounds. I know there will be ups. I know there will be downs. I know there will be platea... Read more

  • a mixed weather day

    6/22/2017 1:47:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off sunny and somewhat cool here today. a while ago, it rained quite a bit. now it is mostly cloudy. i have still not heard anything regarding the phone job interview i had on monday. i contacted the agency that found the position for me. while i wait to hear back from them, i am looking ... Read more

  • Day 36/ Similar/Oct 3rd

    6/22/2017 9:46:16 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    "Well, what you plan and what takes place ain't ever exactly been similar" - Jayne, Firefly *sigh* So true. I snacked last night again. Oh I ate Brussel sprouts roasted in the oven. But I also had chocolate pudding. Oh and I stopped on Wednesday and had an ice cream cone from McDonalds. Why ... Read more

  • On self-confidence and respect for others

    6/22/2017 9:22:03 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Yesterday’s blog on embracing failure while on a path to success left out a discussion of obtaining self -confidence which is the main subject of today’s blog. My parents took pains to teach me self-confidence. Even so, for many reasons, I became an introvert and lacked the self-confidence necessa... Read more

  • Embrace Failure and Succeed

    6/21/2017 11:22:09 AM, by OLDEROWL

    You might be second-guessing this advice right now, that’s because many of you have been led to consider that failure is something to cringe at, to avoid and to be ashamed of. However Truman Capote said “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” Nothing is more satisfying then turnin... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    6/21/2017 10:56:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    the first day of summer is here! hurray! i am feeling pretty good these days. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • More obstacles and eating for fun

    6/21/2017 9:54:08 AM, by INEEDMYPHONE

    Son lost his phone... Daughter dropped hers in toilet.. Husband suffering from abscessed tooth... Kids taking online classes Daughter has poison ivy..or oak... All these things are stressful. Money stressful. Time stressful. Pain stressful. Husband's face is swollen and he's in alot ... Read more

  • Day 35

    6/21/2017 8:06:20 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    And start of week 6 on Thrive! I'm still figuring out what works well with what and when to take the Pure and what not to take with it and all that stuff, but it works! Just the basics works great. They are coming out with a patch called Duo that is for weight loss, it has an appetite suppressant in... Read more

  • jokes and today success

    6/20/2017 7:26:25 PM, by CANDOK1260

    Today I finally did a video from you tube. I did Leslie Sansone mile walk. But in my version I run around the house when she walk in place. I been trying to do a you tube video for awhile but something such as mom always got in the way,. Jokes It was her first night at her diet meeti... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/20/2017 9:32:32 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a much cooler day here today, with a chance of rain throughout. i will know in a few days whether or not i got that job. in the meantime, i will keep active and continue to take care of myself. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Week 3: Running after moving

    6/20/2017 9:17:04 AM, by HAILEYELISABETH

    Just finished my third week of C25K and I am feeling great on run days. I moved this last weekend and the thought of trying to find a place for my runs worrisome. I put off my running for 4 days. Today I woke up knowing I had to go for a run or else I wouldn't get back into the habit. My new place h... Read more

  • Determination

    6/20/2017 5:24:41 AM, by ERTHMOM7

    I've started and stopped this journey many times. Now my health is failing and it's essential for me to succeed so I can enjoy seeing my grandkids grow up. I've got the tools and know what to do, I just have to do it. My determination is high. One day at a time, one step at a time and I'll reach my ... Read more

  • New Goal, New Thinking, New Attitude

    6/19/2017 3:04:17 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Not this time. I'm not going to quit. I'm not going to overdo it. One of my biggest problems, when it comes to weight loss, I think, is that I still think of me as fit. So I overdo it, then quit when I can't do it. So, as I wrote this early AM, I'm beginning over, but with a new attitude, way of thi... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/19/2017 10:57:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a phone interview for a 2 month contract position as an office administrator. i know i will do well. i have done some research online on the company, so i will have some knowledge about the company before i speak with them. my daughter is rooting for me to get it and so are quite a few people... Read more

  • I HAVE RETURNED

    6/19/2017 7:53:51 AM, by SMIDGON

    It's been awhile. The family has been through so much. After Johns passing. Hubby and I still haven't come to terms with it. Some bittersweet memory can strike and I'll have a melt down. The 5th of June marked 8 mos.. About a month ago, I lost my 30+ yr. BFF . She had a palsy that ... Read more

  • Day 33/Beginning

    6/19/2017 1:46:10 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Okay, I can do this. Just breathe. I've decided that, no matter how much or how little sleep I get, I should work out for 10 minutes every day, just like Spark Guy says. I may have to go really slow some days, but I will not give up. No working out in the middle of the night unless bringing my... Read more

  • joke and this week in review

    6/18/2017 8:46:00 PM, by CANDOK1260

    this week in review good things 1 I I ate healthier 2 great Amish vacation 3 got in a swimming pool 3 times last week 4 I got more walks in 5 I on my 10th day of a exercise with a friend 6 got to see my family alot bad things 1 work was hard 2 weather was too high in the 90 to w... Read more

  • Day 32/ Happy Father's Day!!

    6/18/2017 8:22:39 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Happy Father's Day to all the great Dad's out there and to all the Mom's who have to be Dads too. ... Read more

  • Short and sweet!

    6/18/2017 7:13:40 PM, by VELVETALCHEMIST

    Menopause meds are done, my uterus is done being angry with me, and I've started the new BC today. BP was 116/74; so far so good. :) Bought a weighted hula-hoop for shizz-n-giggles. It's funny because I tend to "travel" when I use it, as in I start turning in place to keep up the momentum. I d... Read more

  • Wow I discovered something

    6/17/2017 3:12:46 PM, by JAZZYGF

    My kids drama can be overwhelming. This week especially.as I thought about it I decided not to blow about my daughters nasty words She's stressed work ,lives in OHIO works Indiana,son getting married,hot weather. So accept her mood and just live for myself and hubby and our dog I will tell the... Read more

  • a warm and humid day

    6/17/2017 2:29:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am keeping cool and so is my daughter today. the next few days are going to be really warm here. she reminded me this morning to keep hydrated throughout the day today and i reminded her the same. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Day 31/ House Hunting/ Getting Ready

    6/17/2017 12:03:50 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Got 3 hours of sleep last night, one hour at a time, not continuous. I'm exhausted and depressed, though I can't tell if the depression is because of lack of sleep or not. I was thinking about the service dog that I want/need and realizing not only is it not going to happen for a while, it may... Read more

  • Sleep

    6/16/2017 1:27:30 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    If you've been reading my blog you know I've not been getting much sleep at all. This week has been worse than the rest, the lack of sleep built up and then almost no sleep this week... I'm not doing well. So the doc prescribed a med to go with my sleep aid, one that keeps you asleep, I'm a little n... Read more

  • Day 30.... Rest, Pure and Just Water

    6/16/2017 5:35:27 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Day 30 started a little early for me, it's midnight, and I've been awake since 11. Not tired at all but I'm going to head to be around 1 and see if being up and doing things has tired me out enough to sleep. I started a new load in the dishwasher, mainly because we use the blender first thing in the... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/15/2017 1:49:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from a different place today regarding a different job that would go for two months. i will know more about it tomorrow, when i go to the agency that has the job available. in the meantime, i am doing bits of things and keeping cool. tomorrow, and for the rest of the weekend, it is supposed ... Read more

  • Day 29/ rambling... I need coffee, LOL

    6/15/2017 6:28:18 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    So yesterday was weigh in day. I gained a pound. Not surprising. I've been getting so little sleep and two things happen when I get so little sleep: 1) I don't work out, I need what little energy I have to make it through the day without napping! And 2) I get the munchies. Bad. I've been trying to j... Read more

  • Well...now what

    6/14/2017 8:39:20 PM, by ALASKANMOMOF2

    While I like the "new trend" in medicine that you can see your test results online without talking to the doctor first, it wasn't necessarily a good thing today. I have a result of tests last week. Supposedly, I'll have test results of other tests soon too. Right now, I'm in the "hurry up and wait... Read more

  • Eventually.

    6/14/2017 7:27:53 PM, by BEESHELL8

    That's the only E word I can think of today. Eventually we all die. My mom has been in hospice since April and I went to visit her last week. It was a decent visit; it's always hard but she was pretty stable. The hospice nurse was even thinking of taking her OFF hospice. Friday morning she had... Read more

  • Improvements are Slow but Sure

    6/14/2017 2:14:57 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I'm making improvements. Granted, sometimes I feel like the tortoise, but didn't he win the race? I've gotten up early each morning this week and did something healthy for myself. I tried a few new things. I worried about less. I loved more and played more. Life is food. Now, if I could... Read more

  • Day 28/ Sleep/Question

    6/14/2017 11:54:14 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    So I got up twice last night. Once I moved to the bean bag because I was snoring, the other I got up at 2 AM and was wide awake, could not go back to sleep (yes, I tried). So I'm going on very little sleep but, in an attempt to get my sleep schedule back where it should be, I'm going to not take any... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/14/2017 9:38:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i came across some clothes i had not worn in a while. so i tried them on the other day and they are fitting me really well. when i had the job, i treated myself to some nice clothes. i wore some of the nice clothes yesterday and i received so many compliments and felt more confident. my daughter has... Read more

  • ilovemydiet.com

    6/13/2017 3:55:44 PM, by JAZZYGF

    new plan $99 for a life on website. It has basically frozen meal and other food and kind of follows Jenny Craig site but no travel no membership to renew and my 50 mile one way to office is gone Ive made some food menus for today really need to go grocery shopping. Made out a menu for 7 days made ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/13/2017 1:23:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    a less hot and humid day here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 27/Homeschool

    6/13/2017 6:29:52 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Ever get the urge to wake everyone in the house because you are awake and therefore everyone should be? I don't normally feel this way, but today I do. I want to get things done and I can't while everyone is asleep!! I've been up since 3 AM, no chance of me being able to get back to sleep and I want... Read more

  • Week 2: Running and Hunger

    6/12/2017 10:47:17 AM, by HAILEYELISABETH

    I have been following the C25K running app and have been making progress with my endurance while running. It's my second week and I have noticed my body feels different after a run. Just thought I would write them down here. First, there is the dreaded mornings where I try and talk myself out o... Read more

  • Day 26/Curiosity/Rambling

    6/12/2017 5:27:52 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I'm struggling to plan out my meals and get enough calories in!! This is so unusual for me!! I know that right now we don't have much and so I can only eat what is on hand, but I'm finding I'm just not as ravenously hungry as I was. And when I do get that hungry, as long as I eat slow, I don't over ... Read more

  • joke and this week in review

    6/11/2017 9:25:28 PM, by CANDOK1260

    this week in review good things 1 I I ate healthier 2 I my sis gave me some hand me down pants for summer 3 Saturday was busy but 'i didn't get anxious 4 I got some good walks in 5 I started a new exercise streak with a spark friend bad things 1 work was hard 2 I broke my exerci... Read more

  • Day 25/ In the middle of the night/ME?

    6/11/2017 7:27:13 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    31 Good Morning Peeps!! How is your night going? Hopefully you are still asleep as I write this. I got up at 11 PM and went back to bed around 2 AM and now I'm up at 4 AM. That doesn't include all the restlessness in bed. It's been a rough night. I managed to not snack till I got up at 4, then the p... Read more

  • Lettin It All Hang Out?? I Don't Think So!!

    6/10/2017 11:01:18 AM, by INEEDMYPHONE

    I would put an image on here,but then it would defeat the purpose of this blog. It's about revealing clothing and being fat. In my world,the two don't go together. I probably look bigger than I actually am because I make sure that my clothing is loose and long. 204 -Nobody needs to see my fa... Read more

  • Day 24

    6/10/2017 7:46:49 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Good Morning Peeps! I didn't get much sleep last night, but I was super comfy, I slept on my bean bag (stuffed with industrial foam, so is it really a 'bean' bag?) and it is oh so comfortable. Plus my favorite comforter is on it. But still was up for like 3 hours last night and all I wanted to do wa... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/9/2017 10:43:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a warm and sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. i am out and about, enjoying the weather. have a terrific day and a great weekend,everyone! all of the birds say cheep,cheep!... Read more

  • Day 23

    6/9/2017 9:28:37 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    67 Good Morning Sunshine! I woke up super early, so I'm having the rare cup of coffee. Yum. 106 102 I did sleep more last night, but I got up like 3 times, plus I got up early. I need to work out today, that always seems to help with my sleep! 26 I forgot to check my blood sugar ... Read more

  • jokes : Review/Goals for May/June

    6/8/2017 8:49:51 PM, by CANDOK1260

    jokes : Review/Goals May goal 1 Review my goals weekly and plan my week to meet those goals- 2 eat less bread 3 tried to eat 5 freggie a day 4 try to track food on day I am not working 5 try to drink 8 cups of water when I am not working 6 try 2 fitness video a week - 7 take... Read more

  • Day 22/ Sleep?/Speak Softly

    6/8/2017 8:26:29 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I took my sleep aid, told DH I was going to bed, and he told me the food wasn't ready (he was smoking a pork shoulder) and food prep wasn't done. So I stayed up, kept him company, and helped as I could - and totally missed my window for my sleep aid. I know I slept at some point after 0330, because ... Read more

  • Three days of no sugar

    6/8/2017 9:35:15 AM, by BERCRYS

    I got through yesterday ok, and today I have a boost in energy, and a little bit of a boost in mood. That's amazing for this time of year for me! The heat usually turns me into a sloth. I'd rather hibernate in summer than in winter,so having a wee bit more energy feels amazing. I have my usual m... Read more

  • OMG! WE SHARE EVERYTHING!!!!!

    6/7/2017 2:53:43 PM, by INEEDMYPHONE

    527 My daughter and I are still dealing with this annoying and nagging cough that I gave her a few weeks ago(via sinus crud). We share alot. We talk about things that she cant even talk to her 'friends' about. Im pretty lucky to be able to communicate so well with my 15 year old daughter. 22... Read more

  • I didn't eat refined sugar yesterday

    6/7/2017 2:31:32 PM, by BERCRYS

    I sweetened a fruit smoothie with monkfruit sweetener, and even though it didn't taste exactly like I wanted it to, it was passable. I'm going to do the same thing for my snack today. Physically, I'm feeling a little bit better than I did before, but mentally, I woke up craving sugar. It's usuall... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/7/2017 10:27:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today! woo hoo! i got to see my daughter play soccer last night! she had a great time, and so did all of the girls who played. they did not win the game, yet no one was upset by it. there was a lot of laughter and smiles. i have some errands to run. i am up for another job... Read more

  • Day 21/ repeating day 2 Challenge

    6/7/2017 7:09:18 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    27 It's raining! I had plans to go meet a friend at the park and let our kids play! Rain, rain, go away!! Oh well, we do need the rain, the lake is WAY down, but it's been raining for like a week! Repeating day 2 of the challenge because yesterday was such a challenge!! I think I have a kidney ... Read more

  • But what does it all MEAN, Basil?!

    6/6/2017 7:45:56 PM, by VELVETALCHEMIST

    So... where to begin? My doctor referred me to a new gyno for what was listed as "absent menses." I've been dealing with a jacked up menstrual cycle since I was 17, brushed off by one doctor after another, but now, FINALLY, we're going to get to the root of my issues. For those of you playing the h... Read more

  • Tentative Return

    6/6/2017 4:12:35 PM, by BERCRYS

    I'm feeling much better since I last posted. I'm trying not to overthink or expect too much: in fact, I'm going to try and maintain my current weight for a while, while cutting back on sugar and saturated fat and trying to get at least a little bit of moving back into my day. I'm trying not to dwe... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/6/2017 10:42:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am slowly and steadily going about my day. my daughter has a soccer game tonight, after supper. i will definitely be there, unless i hear otherwise about the game. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 20/Day 2 Challenges

    6/6/2017 7:15:18 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    The challenges are quite challenging! I was wishing there were more to the waist trainer challenge, but it slowly builds you up. The arms challenge, I had to modify the chair dips and use my 5 pound weights, lifting them behind me. I simply cannot do a chair dip in my current condition. I have alway... Read more

  • Practicing Mindfulness

    6/5/2017 1:33:44 PM, by DELIKENS2014

    Mindfulness is defined as "the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something" This is difficult for me as I tend to be working at my desk between bites of my lunch. I have cultivated this habit over the course of 40 years sitting behind a desk. I cannot say how difficult it is to ... Read more

  • one more stressful week and then my new plan

    6/5/2017 1:27:06 PM, by JAZZYGF

    company coming and yes major cleaning managed to get piano to grandson a few problems moving a piano not easy have a new plan but will wait until I can start it next week my mood better gearing up menus and events and entertainment for grandsons... Read more

  • Week 1: Still trying to start, but once I do I know great things will happen!

    6/5/2017 1:07:33 PM, by HAILEYELISABETH

    I was going to write here weekly and I still plan on doing so. I was on vacation last week and didn't want to step on the scale this morning. I am about 2 lbs up. I am disappointed but I know I can do better so I'm going to pick myself up and keep going. I downloaded the couch to 5K app on my p... Read more

  • Core/Arms Challenge - Starting Today!!

    6/5/2017 8:53:15 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    So these are the challenges I'm starting TODAY! I was actually told by my doctor that I "seriously need to work on my core strength" at my physical last month, so I'm finally starting on that. Anybody in for joining me on these challenges? The core ones are very challenging, I just do... Read more

  • Day 19 of Thriving/Cleaning and Decluttering!

    6/5/2017 8:10:05 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Morning all!! Okay, so I ordered more of the shake and the supplement to last until after next payday (we are cutting it really close this payday, I don't know what happened, but yikes!). I went yesterday and the day before without the DFT patch, I really thought they were just bull, but I didn... Read more

  • 2017 Spring 5% Challenge: I didn't lose, so does that make me a loser?

    6/4/2017 1:34:27 PM, by DELIKENS2014

    I have had so much success, in my eyes, with past 5% Challenges. In the past, I have lost less than one pound per week of the challenge. I was thrilled with the results. However, on the 2017 Spring 5% Challenge, I lost basically 1/4 of a pound. Through the Challenge, I actually gained 4#, then s... Read more

  • June's Goals

    6/4/2017 1:32:48 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Making this month's goals a little more realistic. I was really excited about camping, and wanted to lose to make it into a smaller pair of pants I have, which is unrealistic, I fit those pants 30 pounds ago. Wishful thinking, I suppose. So here we go, my goals for June, a few days late: 315 W... Read more

  • Day 18

    6/4/2017 9:05:22 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    15 I did GREAT eating yesterday. Then I had TWO peanut butter jelly sandwiches in the middle of the night. Not cool. I was not thinking, obviously. Or rather, I was thinking only with my sweet tooth and not with my head. I simply HAD to get out of bed because I had a horrible nightmare I kept gettin... Read more

  • D is for Drama

    6/4/2017 1:13:21 AM, by BEESHELL8

    I'm not a big fan of drama. I tried to avoid it at work, though sometimes found myself drawn into it a bit. Now that I'm retired, I have even less tolerance for it. I had to put up with all sorts of things for over 26 years and now that my time is my own (for the most part), I don't want to fill it ... Read more

  • joke and week in review

    6/3/2017 10:48:03 PM, by CANDOK1260

    This week in review good things 1 I didn't gain any weight 2 I got my new computer 3 I got my new tv 4 I got some good walks in I am eating less bread bad things 1 I didn't lose any weight 2 one of my family best friend husband drop dead while jogging 3 work was hard next week ... Read more

  • Obstacles

    6/3/2017 10:11:55 AM, by INEEDMYPHONE

    This movie is one of my faves. I have a long road filled with things getting in my way. I've been working 12 hour shifts. 17 No time for making special meals just for my weight loss journey. 140 Fast food like pizza and burgers. Stress food like Butterfingers and raisin creme pie... Read more

  • Day 17/Being more me than I have been in a long time!!/Prayer Request

    6/3/2017 7:57:48 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Mornin' y'all! 102 I finally slept pretty good last night, but the night before, goodness, I just could not sleep! So yesterday, I didn't feel my Thrive much at all because apparently you need sleep, LOL. I'm sure I would have been much worse off without the supplements. 29 I emotional ... Read more

  • Picking myself up

    6/2/2017 6:29:05 PM, by BEESHELL8

    The kind and supportive world of Spark has helped me again. Thank you for your comments and support in response to my last blog. I really appreciate this being a safe place to let it out! The past two days I've been busy with the library booksale. It's a lot of physical work for a volunteer a... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/2/2017 10:56:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's a bright and sunny day here today! woo hoo! i will be getting outdoors to enjoy it in a while. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/1/2017 11:02:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    despite the weather on tuesday, my daughter and her soccer team did play. they ended up winning the game and my daughter scored two goals! woo hoo! today, i am back on the job search. i am taking it one step at a time. i want to be in even better health than i am now. i find that being regularly act... Read more

  • Day 15 of 56/ Do's and Don'ts

    6/1/2017 7:05:26 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    67 Happy June! 67 I am positive that with my new supplement that gives me natural energy and with my new outlook, things will start to look better. I did discover some things I cannot do or I feel awful. I think it is the diabetes, but either way it is not good for me. Here's my list: 106 N... Read more

  • Bringing this month to a close/June Goals

    5/31/2017 10:26:25 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Today is the last day of May and I have to say this was a transitional month for me, so even though I only lost 2 pounds, I'm not upset with this month. Let me explain. February was a dreary month for me and I ended up in the hospital for 8 days for mental health reasons. When I got out things... Read more

  • In a Funk

    5/31/2017 5:59:43 PM, by BEESHELL8

    I'm not sure what all is going all - well, there is a lot going on - and I've been in a funk. I don't know where the time goes each day. I've been getting exercise pretty consistently but am struggling with food. Nothing new. Just a lot of real emotional struggles there now. I've started explo... Read more

  • My ahh ha moment

    5/31/2017 8:51:10 AM, by LMS050902

    The photo below hit me hard today. It was back in November when I was told I was pre diabetic. That was such a shock to me. After the holidays I decided that I need to put myself first and that there was nothing wrong with that. I am 34 years old and I have 3 kids that need me. Plus 2 nephews and a... Read more

  • Day 14 of 56

    5/31/2017 7:57:33 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Yesterday, I had so much anxiety from oldest DD leaving for camp and then I got a migraine, I had no energy to speak of, not even with Thrive. Just goes to show that it is not a 'miracle cure' (and I didn't think it was) your body can still do things that cause you to be down. I still love it. I kno... Read more

  • And.... here..... we.... go.....

    5/30/2017 2:20:57 PM, by KATZ9006

    Once upon a time, I dropped from a size 18 to a size 8. The weight crept back on after a few years and some injuries and surgeries. Then I worked to drop from a 14 to a 6. That was nearly 10 years ago. Time and stress have let the weight try to sneak up on me again. However, I refuse to let it g... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    5/30/2017 10:07:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i decided to stop going to that particular job. it was too much for my body to handle. my daughter is so relieved. she was very concerned about my health the whole time i had this job. my family and friends were very concerned,too. now they can all relax and not be so worried about me. they all thou... Read more

  • New Beginnings

    5/30/2017 9:25:56 AM, by JEEP1969

    So I took the weekend to think and find try and decide how I wanted things to go. So here are the new goals. I want to be healthy both mentally and physically. I have been working on the mentally and think things are better there, still not where I would like to be but better than I had been. ... Read more

  • Day 13 of 56

    5/30/2017 7:52:46 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    244 Didn't want to wake up this morning, as I remembered no coffee - but then I remembered Thrive (I was really slow this morning) and got up. About to make my shake and feeling good! Most of my morning fog is lifted!! Can't wait for my yummy shake (secret hint: add in blender, almond milk, 1/2 a b... Read more

  • jokes and Week 4 Blog for Aspire to Inspire

    5/29/2017 8:11:12 PM, by CANDOK1260

    This week’s assignment for the Aspire and Inspire team is to write about our summer.. What do you hope to achieve for summer-whether it is about social, personal? I hope to lose more weight this summer. What do you have to look forward to this summer? I have a wedding I am going to July 8. The b... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/29/2017 10:00:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun. it is going to be a mild and mostly sunny day here today. i am still dealing with some strained muscles today. they seem to be not as sore since i chose not to go into work today. later on, i have a chance at a full time job. i will see how i feel and go from there. my daughter... Read more

  • Day 12 of 56

    5/29/2017 6:07:35 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    102 I slept the whole night!!! Well, I slept till 5 AM, but that is great!! I haven't slept a whole night in MONTHS!!! I'm so happy! I got up and started to eat on my carrot snack and then looked at the time and was like, nah, it's time to Thrive!! So I woke up for the first time in months, on time ... Read more

  • And So The Adventure Begins!!

    5/28/2017 6:02:29 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I know I've named another blog this, but I really feel like the adventure has gotten started now and I'm so excited and frustrated and all kinds of emotions, but mostly good things! We are moving. It looks like we are going to end up buying. I have not owned my own home in so long... I can't... Read more

  • it's sunday

    5/28/2017 2:26:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i really enjoyed seeing the pirates of the caribbean movie the other day! i will be taking my mom to see it this coming weekend, or perhaps tomorrow. i will see what is happening and go from there. my doctor advised me to take at least one day off work and see if my strained muscles on my left side... Read more

  • Houston...We Have a Problem

    5/28/2017 12:32:22 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Right here and right now I have to change my mindset a bit. My girls went on a 4-day weekend to a friend's house. No daughter or granddaughter to clean up after, etc. So...what did I do the 1st 2 days? Mostly housework. Granted, it was nice to get it done with no interruptions. I was able to g... Read more

  • Day 11 of 56/ Blood Sugar & Carbs

    5/28/2017 9:09:01 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Night before last I'm up in the middle of the night (as usual) and I get this feeling I should check my blood sugar. I think it was God prompting me because my blood sugar was the highest I've ever seen it (301)! I'm not on insulin, the only way I have to bring my blood sugar down is to work out - s... Read more

  • it's saturday

    5/27/2017 12:10:31 PM, by MOMMY445

    after a short work week, i am taking it easy today. my daughter says hi. she is heading out shortly to spend some time with her friends. as for me, i am heading to a doctor's appointment, then i am going to see the new pirates of the caribbean movie. after what was a very busy and full week for me, ... Read more

  • yeah!! i was naughty!!! what's it to ya??????????????

    5/27/2017 9:28:24 AM, by INEEDMYPHONE

    OOOMIGOSH!!! Had four slices of deep dish pizza Thursday night. No workout. 2 Slices of pizza for breakfast Friday morning... yeah i said BREAKFAST 483 480 480 Wendy's for lunch. 10 piece nugget meal... nuggets,fries,Dr. Pepper 262 489 486 Dinner?? A Sonic Dark Chocolate Oreo Co... Read more

  • Day 10 of 56/ O' Dark Thirty Blood Sugar/Mori Girl

    5/27/2017 7:08:30 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Almost 1/5th of the way there! 244 I'm loving my 8 week experience! But... I have to start eating better for my diabetes (and, ya know, to lose weight!). I got so tired after dinner I just kinda hung out in bed. Not good, I have so much to do! I had tacos and chalupas from Taco Bell, I don't n... Read more

  • Thanks for all comments

    5/26/2017 1:46:28 PM, by JAZZYGF

    Today a good day for a walk maybe a run I have not done either of these for months. I make up excuses and self pity to avoid any exercise So going to make it a point to start a walk routine... Read more

  • Do You Even Thrive? My Experience

    5/26/2017 11:48:37 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I just want to tell you about my experience so far. I'm not selling. If you get interested I have a friend that does sell and I can get you in touch with her. Thrive is not a magic cure all. It does not lose weight for you or cure insomnia or any of that. What it does though, so far, has been ... Read more

  • Day 9 of 56/ Cleaning and Moving

    5/26/2017 6:39:44 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I've discovered that if I want to have this extra energy all day long from the supplements, there are a few rules I must abide by. One, I must not eat any sweets. Sugar sets off my blood sugar and does something and my energy goes ker-splat. Two, I must not eat "all I can eat". I ate lunch yesterda... Read more

  • Questioning what would make me happy again

    5/25/2017 8:05:09 PM, by JAZZYGF

    It's been so long since my life was calm.not even sure when that was. Guessing 7 years ago before one sister died,my kids started a feud another sister died and big financial crisis. Each day I struggle with my choices,and at almost 72 running out of time. June is full of events, stress and lots... Read more

  • World Thyroid Day

    5/25/2017 3:29:11 PM, by EMBRACEWELLNESS

    Going from a size 8 to a size 18 was not in the plan for my first year of adult life. But it was my reality. Hypothyroidism took away my youth and the life I had planned for myself. Aside from extreme weight gain, even after medicated, weightloss is very difficult for anyone with hypothyroidi... Read more