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  • Focus of the day

    7/27/2016 7:49:22 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    going to bed on time... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/26/2016 5:15:58 PM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Sleep... Read more


    7/26/2016 2:39:47 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had another treatment today! They are making him more tired. I had another blood draw yesterday. If that dr calls me again, wanting me to take more b.p meds.. I am going to unload on him. He has me on 4 different b.p. meds NOW. And, my pressure still going up and down. I am s... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/25/2016 11:54:19 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Sleep!!!... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/24/2016 5:49:35 PM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Raw food :-)... Read more

  • And the winner is..(drumroll) 5% Spring final results

    7/23/2016 9:32:07 PM, by CERIUSLY

    If you would like to know more about the 5% Weight Loss Challenge, here is a link to the FAQ Blog
    idual.asp?blog_id=5944437 536 535 536 380 As a Community we earned a total of 2415, Ranked Points, compared to 2,153 poi... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/23/2016 12:24:16 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    sports, raw food and sleep... Read more

  • See This Video from France!

    7/22/2016 12:47:09 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    Speaking of Fitness- You must view this Video!!!
    na/videos/1761685054090313/ If you don't want to read about numbers and what I am doing to find that sweet spot- Stop here 227 Hope you got a kick out of the video) 550 I have been having issues contr... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/21/2016 1:26:21 PM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Sleep... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/19/2016 7:14:53 PM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Sleep... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/19/2016 12:39:06 PM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Sleep... Read more

  • 82 lbs gone for good!!

    7/18/2016 9:41:58 PM, by MELSMIMI

    I have now slowed down to 1 lb every 2 weeks, but it is still going down so I am happy. I am staying at around 1200 calories a day. To keep up with the lb a week I need to go back under 1000 a day OR start exercising. It is calories in and out no matter what plan you are following! That T shi... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/18/2016 4:55:00 PM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Sleep... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/17/2016 5:26:58 PM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Food... Read more

  • My facebook pages

    7/17/2016 4:23:05 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    Take BackYour Life Awaken from Spiritual Trauma... Read more

  • My Website

    7/17/2016 4:22:09 PM, by SUNSHINE65 Read more

  • My New Business!

    7/17/2016 4:21:05 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    ... Read more

  • A New Week, Another Change to Get it Right!

    7/17/2016 12:16:41 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    Todays Daily Challege- Tap your knees. Standing Why it matters This simple exercise uses your upper and lower body to challenge your balance and bring some energy to your day. When you bring your left and right sides toward your middle, you engage the left and right sides of the brain. Th... Read more

  • Pokemon Go

    7/17/2016 11:17:14 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    We went out to board game night at the local store. It was fun. I killed at scrabble. Out the window, we noticed tons of kids walking around looking at their phones. They were all playing Pokemon Go. It seriously increased the foot traffic on the square. Other players at the table told me a bit abou... Read more

  • Week 1 Diabetes Challenge- Results -

    7/17/2016 12:01:10 AM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    Just finished the 1st week of the 8 week Diabetes Challenge. The more I learn about Diabetes, the less I know! 2nd week goals FBS Less than 140 Stay within Program Guidelines for Calories, Carbs & Sodium Exercise at least 30 minutes per day. Prior Week results ( I am listi... Read more

  • I should blog here more

    7/16/2016 11:01:39 PM, by SAYMORRE

    I haven't updated this in forever (again) but hopefully I will be motivated to come back soon and update y'all on what is going on. I have lost 20 lbs so that is a win to share! I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. xo... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/16/2016 4:20:21 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Stretching... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/15/2016 3:47:17 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    food... Read more

  • Thursday at Sunny's- Metabolic Check Mate.

    7/14/2016 4:23:34 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    Good morning Sparkers- Ok good afternoon, I had a late start this morning! Yesterday I went back to Physical therapy. We didn't push too hard yesterday. Just worked on some muscle tightness ( guess those diddly squats weren't the thing to do), and some balance issues. I listed my goals for thi... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/14/2016 3:40:28 PM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Sleep... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/13/2016 4:48:25 PM, by INGRIDSLIM

    sleep... Read more

  • Pokemon Go

    7/13/2016 2:53:52 PM, by MELSMIMI

    My granddaughter and daughter and SIL are playing Pokemon Go. Hopefully this will get me up and walking :) I just drove Melanie and Drew to the downtown Wylie to get all the pokemon stops there. I drove as they catch pokemons on my phone for me. There are a lot on my street so when it cools down... Read more

  • Pokemon Go & The Splash Pad

    7/13/2016 12:05:22 AM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    My husband, 2 boys & I started out late afternoon Pokemon hunting for the first time. Hubby's phone is the only thing we have that will run the game so we go as a family & take turns on catching them. After hunting in the heat & humidity of late afternoon we went to the splash pad at our park d... Read more

  • Tuesday at Sunny's

    7/12/2016 9:08:07 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    Lots of news to share with my fellow Sparkers today 200 Last night I went to Puppy Kindergarten. I observed 2 of the 13 week old pups from the U Group in their weekly training. It was very insightful. The 2 upcoming groups of pups at the V and W groups. That means that all the pups names wi... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/12/2016 1:44:36 PM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Sleep... Read more


    7/12/2016 5:44:00 AM, by SMIDGON

    It is so hot and dry! We are to get storms which aren't good. I HATE storms! Especially at night. I had a melt down yesterday. There's Johns Chemo today. Then Larry will have to spend a lot of time with him. He has to have his temperature taken every hour. I am getting things ... Read more

  • Losing more pounds and inches :)

    7/11/2016 5:02:28 PM, by BE-A-UTIFUL

    Vlcd 23 and I am down 8.5 kilos/18.7lbs and 37 cm/14.6 inches. And I am pleased to be in Onederland again. 224... Read more

  • Dry Bean to Canned Bean Conversion

    7/11/2016 2:30:28 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    You would think someone who was an accountant for 42 years wouldn't have problems doing the math for cooking, right? I think when I retired, my bean counter went on permanent vacation! You know from reading my previous blogs that I am all about trying to keep my Blood Pressure under control. I... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/11/2016 12:25:16 PM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Sleep and food, walking and stretching... Read more

  • Resistance Is Futile - or is it?

    7/10/2016 12:55:17 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Just in case you didn't see this earlier on Facebook - How to save thousands of $$ of dollars on diabetes related expenses! This is a #captioned video of Dr. Sarah Hellberg discussing pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, #LCHF and how people in her clinic go off of insulin - by refusing to follow the gui... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/10/2016 11:02:34 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    walking, lifting, 20 squats, stretching... Read more

  • Today July 9 is sooooo special

    7/9/2016 9:54:40 PM, by MELSMIMI

    It is my granddaughter's 15th birthday today. We are exactly 50 years apart for 11 days until my birthday on July 20. Melanie is the joy and the light in my life!!... Read more

  • Week July 8-11 Recap

    7/9/2016 5:06:01 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    Greetings- Time for a little check in. 237 I went to aerobics for the first time this month. They asked me what I had been doing and I told them Diddly Squats. I went to the Dr. on Thursday and he took me off the Crestor, which I believe was making my muscles like jello, and put me on anoth... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/9/2016 4:13:13 PM, by INGRIDSLIM

    walking... Read more

  • Eye issues - Epiretinal Membrane, Dry Eyes, etc.

    7/9/2016 1:14:18 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    So the doctor says. I'm doing some research. http://www.naturecu Read more

  • My body, best parts

    7/9/2016 12:09:46 AM, by LGRASS23

    Love the face getting thinner, the hair, the ability to bounce back.... Read more

  • A Week of Weight Loss Friendly Dinners for under $35

    7/8/2016 11:45:04 AM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    We hear that it is more expensive to eat healthy. I am continually searching for recipes and pocket book friendly ways to get more fiber, real foods ( no processed foods). I don't follow the Full Plate diet, as I can justify the price. However, I do subscribe to their blogs and have gotten some g... Read more


    7/8/2016 6:24:47 AM, by SMIDGON


  • Focus of the day

    7/8/2016 1:19:46 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Food, walk, stretch... Read more

  • Random articles and Virtual Models - Before & After Modeling sites

    7/7/2016 7:17:19 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I happened to read a blog written several years ago by FLEURGARDEN - it showed up in my SparkMail I think, or was a link on an older SparkArticle I was reading (I like to click "More" and save to favorites, before I click on SparkPoints - so I can remember that I have read an article or not. Then I... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/7/2016 3:51:15 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Food... Read more

  • Happy Dancing!

    7/6/2016 4:27:55 PM, by MELSMIMI

    The trim around the house and garage including repairs to the fascia and soffits is being painted right now. They have been working on it since yesterday and the are doing a fantastic job. The gutters are next. The fence is on the schedule and the skylight will be installed in 4 weeks. What a... Read more

  • things are in an uproar !

    7/6/2016 2:32:46 PM, by SMIDGON

    John is still undergoing Chemo. He has made his peace a d periodically talks about the road ahead. I t hurts to hear him do such, but glad he is not in denial. As for me, I have been going to the dr a good bit. A lot of blood work. The dr says I look terrific . But I'm not! He c... Read more

  • Challenge of the day

    7/6/2016 7:49:09 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Food... Read more

  • 81 lbs gone for good

    7/5/2016 11:39:50 PM, by MELSMIMI

    I weighed today and I am at 219.0. Wowza being down in the 21x. Haven't been there for over 15 or 16 years. 20 lbs and I will be in WUNDERLAND OR IS THAT ONEDERLAND hahaha. I can not wait to make that MAJOR milestone. I will be a Sparks member forever and I count myself blessed that I found it ab... Read more

  • Looking to What I Know Best

    7/5/2016 5:26:20 PM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    I'm a bookworm. Always have been. Always will be. Therefore it makes perfect sense to me to turn to books to help me lose weight. I've started these books a few times, but am starting them again. Marianne Williamson - A Course in Weight Loss and Julia Cameron - The Writing Diet ... Read more

  • Ups and downs!

    7/5/2016 1:04:12 PM, by BE-A-UTIFUL

    Hi! This last week has been down a few Pounds and up a few Pounds. But I am patient and I am sticking to the protocol. My next goal is to come down another 9 kilos/ 20 lbs within the next four weeks. I am aiming high I know but it is duable I have done it before. Keep up the positive spirit! 521... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/5/2016 5:07:21 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    food... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/4/2016 2:55:07 PM, by INGRIDSLIM

    food... Read more

  • Daily Challenge Just say thanks!

    7/4/2016 12:39:21 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    I get an email everyday with a challenge. Some are really hard. Some I have incorporated into my life, and some are just a reminder. Today was a challenge, which I thought was strange because I have never had to think about this one. I have always done it. However, what got my attention was the ... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/3/2016 8:26:46 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    food... Read more

  • Some days

    7/2/2016 9:17:33 PM, by JWINKLER41

    Some days I realize that I don't have anyone to talk too. Lots of acquaintances but no real friends... Read more

  • The First Time

    7/2/2016 5:10:22 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    A girl asks her boyfriend to come over Friday night and have dinner with her parents. Since this is such a big event, the girl announces to her boyfriend that after dinner, she would like to go out and make love for the first time. Well, the boy is ecstatic, but he has never had sex before, so... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/2/2016 3:26:33 PM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Enjoying the day... Read more

  • Starting From Today

    7/1/2016 5:21:24 PM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    I stepped away from SparkPeople for nearly two full years. Some of the time I did my best to stick to the things I'd learned here, other times I didn't. Now, I'm starting from where I am today. Last time I did my measurements it was May 2014. I took them today for the first time i... Read more

  • MIA?

    7/1/2016 9:10:12 AM, by STRINGS58

    I haven't been actively involved in community, I know, but I'm still working on all the goals that brought me to sparkpeople. I have an official diagnosis of plantar fasciitus in one foot and a neuroma in the other. I'm doing PT, and more bike riding, but I have a couple 5Ks this July. Even if I hav... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    7/1/2016 12:25:13 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Staying true to my eating preferences. Nobody will make me eat stuff I don't want to eat.... Read more

  • Support

    6/30/2016 11:22:52 PM, by LGRASS23

    David? Mel? N Jo? All have helped me along the way. Do I get all the support I need? Today, yes. Not sure how it will be on a day when I'm less strong.... Read more

  • Massive Doses of Motivation

    6/30/2016 3:09:54 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    I am in a pretty good place today. Still tired, but after 5 days of not doing the statins I was able to do my morning stretches. That is good! I start Puppy Kindergarten on the 11th of July. 200 Paws is very concerned with keeping their puppies healthy. So when working in the puppy pens, you ... Read more

  • Back to walking again

    6/30/2016 2:40:39 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    It's been a week since my bee sting on my big toe, and I can finally wear socks & sneaks comfortably. I went for a short walk, just 30 minutes, because it began to rain. My freelance business is slowly coming along. Ds17 is getting ready for college. I have some mixed feelings about... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    6/30/2016 3:16:33 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    - no eating after 8 - not eating too much.... Read more

  • My best support

    6/29/2016 11:05:29 PM, by LGRASS23

    I'd like to say who, but same person is also enabler when I'm weak. Best support comes from within for this gal.... Read more

  • Finally, some good news!!

    6/29/2016 4:05:30 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    I had a mammogram a couple of weeks ago, and got a call that they needed some followup xrays and an ultrasound. I was a little nervous ( lie- I was a lot nervous), and had already did the deep breathing and the envisioning of how I would handle bad news. I went in Tuesday afternoon. I was pleased ... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    6/29/2016 12:31:53 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    no eating after 8... Read more

  • Still Cleaning House

    6/29/2016 12:23:40 AM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    We've accomplished a lot today and I'm proud of that. I'm trying not to let the fact there there's still so far to go to dampen my spirits. I'm focusing on how much lighter the livingroom feels, how much lighter *I* feel mentally and physically with all that has been accomplished today. L... Read more

  • 3 things

    6/28/2016 11:07:12 PM, by LGRASS23

    Ok trying it again. Love my hair, except for the thinning parts. Love that my 2nd chin is tecesing to bring out my facial features. Especially love that nobody can guess my age.... Read more

  • When Your Heart Needs Healing

    6/28/2016 3:18:05 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD
    ds-healing-2/ Friend to Friend A friend of ours has struggled for years with heart problems. He has gone through seasons of wellness and seasons of strain. Last year his health challenges moved from the back burner of his life to the front when his doct... Read more

  • Focus of the day

    6/28/2016 12:10:59 AM, by INGRIDSLIM

    Food... Read more

  • Food binge?

    6/28/2016 12:01:15 AM, by LGRASS23

    For me, on this plan, a food binge comes on when I get too hungry. Tomorrow I am going to want to binge because my calories today were just barely minimum. Tomorrow I will need to surround myself with safe foods. And...make sure I get enough from each meal to last to the next.... Read more