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  • And So It Goes....

    7/22/2014 7:36:30 PM, by AANGEL3

    Well..it's not Monday any more. But then I suppose you really don't need me to tell you that right? And much like yesterday (the infamous Monday) not a lot if going on today here. I'm keeping my head down working my cute butt off. Both in my cube and the gym. Last wee... Read more

  • For My Future Children

    7/22/2014 4:04:01 PM, by SHANAYNAYGAL

    A commercial came on today for a new diet scheme and I started wondering why it is so hard for me and many others to eat healthy. There are two families that I work for where the kids love fruit and veggies and usually prefer it rather than junk food. Why is it so hard for me to choose fruits and ve... Read more

  • Yeah I got the APP for SP but it doesn't work! I have an I-POD

    7/21/2014 11:31:18 PM, by DISGUISEDBYPHAT

    I have an i-pod that is about 2yo and the spark people app tracker will not work for it. GGGRRRRRRR!!!!!!!... Read more

  • The Year of Living Better - Day 7

    7/21/2014 11:17:33 PM, by BORN2BMORE

    As Mondays go this one wasn't too bad at all. Down 4 lbs when I stepped on the scale this morning (better than I expected)! Over the weekend, while I kept up my exercise streak, my eating wasn't exactly spot on. I'm not feeling bad about the weekend. I don't feel like I "screwed up" or fell off ... Read more

  • Now Playing - Monday Returns!

    7/21/2014 7:20:23 PM, by AANGEL3

    Yes..the one and only Monday returns!! See the carnage! Feel the terror of another Monday! Run from the sheer monotony that is Monday! You can hide but you can't escape from another...MONDAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
    YYYYY!! OK..so that whole Monday thing may be a tad over melodramatic. No carnag... Read more

  • I will not be derailed!

    7/21/2014 5:00:04 PM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    Me and sleep do not always get along. Last week we had a pretty bad falling out, and I just barely slept the entire week. Why? Heat wave? Kittens in the bed? Fan on or fan off? All of these reasons added up to a perfect storm of insomnia. And when I have insomnia I am barely functioning during ... Read more

  • Reviewing My Plan

    7/21/2014 12:42:00 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Today could be one of those days. It's Monday, the first day after vacation. 5AM rolled around much too early this morning. YAWN.... But it will not diminish my enthusiasm for the journey I'm on. Though having DH at home... Read more

  • The Fortune-Teller Sees Sparks!

    7/21/2014 5:34:49 AM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    "My Stars!!" ....... I see people .... many people ... and they have sparks around them ......... many sparks ...... Now they are laughing ....... much laughing ...... much sparking ........... Some holding their sides .... more l... Read more

  • If I can do it...You can do it!

    7/20/2014 6:31:09 PM, by GREENEYES_42

    Today, I am SO Happy!! I completed my first ever 5 mile WATP! I had been putting it off and putting it off and would walk 2 miles...3 miles...or 4 miles, always avoiding the looooong 5 miler. Well, I said, and ... DID IT!! I've been noticing lately that my breat... Read more

  • Sunday, a new beginning

    7/20/2014 3:48:40 PM, by KIRSTENLYNN62

    My depression is better today and I feel like making a plan. So, I have simplified my goals once again. I changed my goal to losing 17 lbs.(one pound a week) That will mean I will weigh 199.5, which is under 200, a major miles... Read more

  • The Year of Living Better – Day 6

    7/20/2014 2:21:17 AM, by BORN2BMORE

    It’s been a busy few days. I haven’t had much time to sit down and surf Sparkpeople let alone write a blog. This past week quickly turned into one of THOSE weeks. My kids were supposed to go with their father to honor their grandparents’ (their father’s mother and father passed away within a year... Read more

  • So much for daily entries

    7/19/2014 2:39:52 PM, by MIZJLYNN1973

    HAH! But at least I am still trying. So here is my entry for today. I am so frustrated with myself. Somehow I have allowed myself to fall way off track over the last couple of months. and the scale is showing progress in the wrong direction. THE. WRONG. DIRECTION. Seriously, this is sooo not... Read more

  • Breaking habits

    7/19/2014 11:21:04 AM, by CATHYHASSPARK

    I am in a spark challenge that is realistic for me and the expectations are easier for me to meet at this current time. I am working on breaking the habit of not putting myself first and being so busy helping other people I am forgetting about me, and there are times I need to let people do stuff f... Read more

  • WHOOT!! It's TGIF!!!

    7/18/2014 7:05:05 PM, by AANGEL3

    About time the weekend got here! It seemed to take forever. Not a huge amount happened today. We had a town hall meeting with the CEO regarding the sale of the company. So far it sounds like our jobs are going to be OK. But it'll take 9 months to a yr for the sale to be final and I ... Read more

  • A Little Better

    7/18/2014 12:21:50 PM, by KIRSTENLYNN62

    It's a little cooler here, it only supposed to be in the 80s today. Hooray! That is really helping make me feel a little more alive... My depression has been really making this month difficult. So I am just practicing some baby steps to get back in the swing of things. Yesterday was a go... Read more

  • What A Day!

    7/18/2014 1:49:11 AM, by AANGEL3

    From unexpected stuff to do at work to my son having a melt down, it's been once of THOSE days! At work I had some tasks come up that I deemed to have missed seeing the email about. So I had to get them done today (they were due today!). It was something I never ha ddone before so I was worried... Read more

  • Self Sabbotage

    7/17/2014 5:29:34 PM, by SHORTY_KC

    I hate my scale but I can't resist stepping on it almost daily. How self deprecating is that? Well, usually it's OK because my numbers typically stay within a 3lb range. However, when it gets close to the weight I want it to say, I end up making poor food choices that day and usually the next until ... Read more

  • Stuck

    7/17/2014 12:27:17 PM, by KIRSTENLYNN62

    Ugh, my motivation ran away, and I can't find it. I'm depressed and hot.. I really feel like I have been stuck lately. I am going to force myself to go out do something today... and to make one goal. 1. No TV today. OK, I can handle that one. ... Read more

  • Education for Diabetes

    7/17/2014 12:08:54 PM, by F8CONE8

    I am taking a managing diabetes class that has been very interesting. I have always known that exercise is important but I now find it really is true in managing blood sugar levels. After my class yesterday I decided to try out the theory that a 30 minute brisk walk will drop Blood glucose af... Read more

  • Maybe It's Time For a Boost!

    7/17/2014 7:35:05 AM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    Fred was having engine problems, so he asked his wife, Wilma to help push the car. "Give it ALL YOU'VE GOT Wilma!" "Oh my gosh!" ....... "IF IT ISN'T Fr... Read more

  • Late Nite funnees

    7/17/2014 2:20:07 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    While he was in Cuba this weekend, Vladimir Putin met with Fidel Castro and promised to revive Cuba's oil industry. Not to be confused with the other thing Cuba's always having to revive: Fidel Castro. -Jimmy Fallon Germany won, but they're still mad at us for spying on them. So they're conside... Read more

  • Small Choices: When I Don't Want To

    7/17/2014 12:55:33 AM, by CHARYSE_RISING

    I have walked four out of the last six days. Friday, I wanted to. Monday, I wanted to. Yesterday....not so much. Yesterday was a high of 97 degrees at my house. At 8:30 it was still 85 degrees but I put on my tennis shoes and went for a walk. Today? Well, we got home at 8:30 and had t... Read more

  • The Year of Living Better - Day 3

    7/17/2014 12:45:38 AM, by BORN2BMORE

    Day 3 pretty well in the bag! Three days may not seem like much to some, but for me, it may as well be a year. It's been soooo long since I finished even a single day "on track". In the past, something would happen (work, family, money...) and I would let it undo me. Something feels differen... Read more

  • Going Once...Going Twice...Going Three Times..SOLD!

    7/16/2014 7:26:08 PM, by AANGEL3

    Yep...the big news for me today is that the place I work has been SOLD. We at work have very little info on what that means to us, the peons that do the grunt work. The press release mentioned where offices were (or would be) and my mine was on the list (Vegas), However the other two (Reno and China... Read more

  • Honesty and Renewed Goals

    7/16/2014 5:17:46 PM, by LOOPYLOU0363

    It is time to be honest with myself and with you my Spark friends. Yes I have made progress. Yes I have made changes. Yes I am proud of myself. But....I really have been slipping the last few weeks. I have not been as committed as when I first started my "Changing my ways" program ... Read more

  • Getting A Little Help....

    7/16/2014 12:35:12 PM, by TAEKWONDOCHICK

    My sister is in town for the week, and we're having a great time. She's also acting as my fitness guru, seeing as she has been actively running for at least 20 years, dances, trains with weights, and so on. She knows much more than me about all of this. Yesterday we went for a run. My darn I... Read more

  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 32nd Week

    7/16/2014 9:54:28 AM, by BCJCPDX2012

    Bingo! Bango! Bongo! I hit my 80 pound weight-loss goal today. Onto the next short term goal - 225 - (for a total loss of 87.5#), which I hope to hit by October 1st. Its tough to lose weight now. But, I am still working at it. I often times find myself getting discouraged when the scale doesn'... Read more

  • Long Day = Headache

    7/16/2014 1:09:41 AM, by AANGEL3

    So I'm going to bed after taking something for my head. Night all!... Read more

  • The Year of Living Better - Day 2

    7/15/2014 10:55:40 PM, by BORN2BMORE

    So, yesterday was day 1. It started out well (I was tired but felt good overall). My fear was that, as has often been the case, I'd lose my resolve by the end of the day. And...it was close. Earlier in the day, my husband and I had discussed going for a walk after dinner (I've set a goal t... Read more

  • This Dang Plateau!

    7/15/2014 7:57:45 PM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    I'm not sure you can call it a plateau, but I'm not sure you can't. In all, I've lost over 150 lbs and also gained like 200. Which should be equally impressive! Bring on the pasta and garlic bread! But what I'm getting at, is that I should be a weight loss GURU by this point. I should probably ... Read more

  • Tuesday morning

    7/15/2014 12:49:40 PM, by F8CONE8

    Am I the only one who doesn't get the Team Spins now? I go to the Start page and they aren't there anymore? I miss them. I am hanging in with my program but it is hard with all the company and busy schedule. I'm not consistent. I did log a few miles this week on my walking program and I los... Read more

  • 10% Goal, baby steps

    7/15/2014 10:38:55 AM, by HOUNDOGLOVER76

    I've reset my ticker to my 10% goal because that would be amazing if I could get there by the time school starts, then I will work towards the next 10%. I had a good visit with my friend. I was so nervous I was almost sick the night before my flight. I only slept 3 hours. :-( Once we saw each o... Read more

  • Good timing

    7/14/2014 11:45:11 PM, by LINDAM.1

    My open heart with two veins replaced came as a sunrise. Murmur to be fixed is why the camera was in my heart. They backed out and told me open heart in a couple of weeks. That was years ago but remembering the good is helpful some times! Open hearts was my first team.... Read more

  • Funeral, Memorial and Odd Comments

    7/14/2014 11:43:36 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Mom’s funeral this weekend was a beautiful ceremony, family only, and her ashes were buried in the little memorial rose garden next to dad’s ashes. We had a big memorial for her in the main lounge at her retirement center. About 150 people attended. The flowers were beautiful, in her favorite colors... Read more

  • keepin' on.

    7/14/2014 9:08:17 PM, by MRSBENNETT2

    I'd like to know just why it is when we make certain goals for ourselves, we immediately derail. Perhaps it's a sign of maturity to understand that its MYSELF that derails, and not someone sneaking up and doing the deed? Long story short, I had to rededicate yet again today. I've had two we... Read more

  • Busy, Busy, Busy!!

    7/14/2014 7:42:36 PM, by AANGEL3

    That's me today and tomorrow. Today with getting my current project wrapped up (didn't happen..I have to wait for the China office to make some changes) and getting ready for a new project (one that is going to take months to complete). Then tomorrow is the company Summer Sizzle. Our annual campus w... Read more

  • 7/14/14

    7/14/2014 3:30:17 PM, by MIZJLYNN1973

    I really want to develop the habit of blogging daily. Not so much that others can read what I have written, because I don't have many friends on here at all...but moreso to document this journey of mine, a true document so that I can see my progress. So today has started out to be a good day so... Read more

  • Giggle for the Day

    7/14/2014 2:36:04 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    If only it were that easy. Busy day around the property today . . . we're heading into town for some supplies for a project DH's in the middle of doing. Well, it IS Summer. Our temps are setting new records . . . tomorrow... Read more

  • Beach vacation = so much walking!

    7/14/2014 10:57:15 AM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    I have never walked so much in my life I don't believe. Now, granted, I did my long workout on Friday morning before we left because I didn't think I'd get enough mileage over the weekend. Boy, was I pretty wrong! My fitbit totals were: Friday: 19,651 steps = 9.26 miles Saturday: ... Read more

  • "Don't judge it. Just observe it."

    7/14/2014 8:26:02 AM, by NEVERLOOKINDOWN

    "Don't judge it. Just observe it." The words I thought to myself this morning before I stepped on the scale. Whenever I see a scale I have an overwhelming urge to judge myself from my flesh to the depths of my core, I cannot help it. I know that using a scale is a good way to measure my progress but... Read more

  • Jerry Thee-Atriks ...

    7/14/2014 6:38:14 AM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    Isn't if funny how Monday rolls around so fast but we seem to have to wait forever for Friday to get here? ....... So what do you say we start our day with a little chuckle, a whinny, or a guffaw ....... We just may need it you know .......... since it is M-O-N-D-A-Y! ............ Read more

  • The chiropractor

    7/14/2014 1:39:30 AM, by LINDAM.1

    I have been putting in my husbands tea what the chiropractor,perscribed... Read more

  • VACATION TIME!

    7/14/2014 12:46:54 AM, by SHANKEYDOO

    WELL, THE REAL CHALLENGE FOR ME WILL BE THIS COMING WEEK! I AM HEADING HOME TO VISIT MY FAMILY , WORK ON A RENTAL, AND HAVE A TON OF FUN! THERE WILL BE LOTS OF WORK, LOTS OF PLAY, AND LOTS OF FOOD! I WILL NEED TO BE VERY AWARE OF MY CALORIE INTAKE, BECAUSE MY FAMILY L... Read more

  • Senile Moment

    7/14/2014 12:39:23 AM, by SUNSHINE65

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  • Vacation Day #3 = Sunday Check-in

    7/13/2014 1:38:24 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Well so far, so good. One thing I need to explain . . . the suggestions for planning ahead are great, and when I am at home, I do just that. But when we're on a road trip, most of the time we have no idea where we'll be for lunch. And even if we did, it's usually at a hometown diner or gre... Read more

  • Never give up. The only way to fail is to stop trying.

    7/12/2014 5:02:15 PM, by OREGONFAERIE

    After reviewing my blog posts since joining Sparkpeople back in September of 2010 I have a feeling that if it can be done I will make it happen. There is one thing for certain, accusations of a lack of determination will never stick to me. Shortly after my last blog post I began experiencing ye... Read more

  • There's Light @ The End of The Tunnel!

    7/11/2014 9:20:02 AM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    When you are in a forest and you can't seem to find your way, what do you do? You look for the light and follow it until you find a path that will lead you to the other side. ... Read more

  • Half way through 8 week weight loss challenge

    7/10/2014 11:22:45 PM, by LOOPYLOU0363

    Tuesday marked the halfway point of the 8 week weight loss challenge that I joined in the small town of Reedsport, Oregon. I am happy to announce that I am in place! Here are the results so far: Weight 209.2. 202.4 BMI 31.8 ... Read more

  • Fade To Black

    7/10/2014 7:30:22 PM, by AANGEL3

    Have you ever stood up after setting for while and had everything fade to black? It's happened to me before...and it passes after a second or two. Until this afternoon. And then it lasted while I walked (rather unsteadily) to the ladies room. Even after I came out, I was still dizzy. So I walked aro... Read more

  • Making Plans for Vacation

    7/10/2014 3:35:04 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Although we are planning some day trips rather than a 'pack it up and get outta Dodge' vacation, having DH at home for 10 days will be a big change to my normal routine. My brain is already going into vacation mode. And apparently so is his because he brought home pizza last night and is planning ... Read more

  • JULY 9th ~ HELPING FRIENDS IN NEED

    7/10/2014 2:17:37 AM, by SHANKEYDOO

    Today was such a great day! I spent 11 hours at a friend's house, cleaning she and her husband's kitchen. It is the worst I have ever seen a kitchen, and I knew she was super stressed about it. She and her husband just opened up a business, so their house has pretty m... Read more

  • Day 3

    7/9/2014 11:40:58 PM, by 58CYNTHIAANN

    I got my exercising done and then it hit me I did the same ones yesterday, I want to do arms on M W F and legs on T Th S. oh well there is tomorrow. I babysat our three granddaughters and the nurse came so I could remove liquid from my husband lungs. Then took the girls to their house for the re... Read more

  • a pic reminder - and a box of ice cream bars if I don't lose weight soon

    7/9/2014 10:21:17 PM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    I was looking back through old blogs, and I found a before/during picture of myself at 55 lbs lost. I'm now at around 70 lbs lost: It freaks me out because I look so thin, and I've lost even more weight since this time.. But I... Read more

  • #StopTheBeautyMadness

    7/9/2014 7:18:31 PM, by AANGEL3

    Is this how you feel when working out at the gym? Does just thinking about going to a gym make you feel this way? Does worrying about how others see you keep you from working out? Sometimes when I workout, this is how I feel. Esp... Read more

  • Health Risk Assessment, And A Few Thrift Finds

    7/9/2014 5:37:48 PM, by TUBLADY

    A couple of times a year, I have to fill out a Health Risk Assessment. It gives my insurance company a better understanding of what care I might need. It starts out with :"In general what would you say your health is?" Excellent...Very Good...Good...Fair...Poor. July 2014, Very good. July 20... Read more

  • Sonnet

    7/9/2014 3:53:46 PM, by THEMFOLK

    I've had a few people inquire about Sonnet and how she is doing, so I thought I would post about her today. First of all, at any given time, the answer to how she is doing is that she's fat and sassy. She doesn't get nearly enough work, and I've been too busy to change that. She's out on pastur... Read more

  • June Results, Great Wildflower Hike

    7/9/2014 3:17:20 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Overall June was challenging due to mom’s final decline and death. I traveled out of state to stay with mom; staying in hotels led to eating and exercise challenges. Financially the travel was expensive and required me to dip into savings. Although I am luckier than many people because my employer g... Read more

  • A Good Day

    7/9/2014 2:21:08 PM, by DONNAATTEBERRY

    This morning I had a hard time getting out of bed. Weighed myself. Tripped over the cat, coming into the kitchen. ... Read more

  • Laughs

    7/9/2014 11:17:10 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    A Dreadful Fight Three weeks after her wedding day, Joanna called her minister. "Reverend," she wailed, "John and I had a DREADFUL fight!" "Calm down, my child," said the minister, "it's not half as bad as you think. Every marriage has to have its first fight!" "I know, I know!" said Joan... Read more

  • Wednesday July 9, 2014 - 31st Week

    7/9/2014 9:28:51 AM, by BCJCPDX2012

    I have lowered my calorie intake this past week and increased my walking (even in the heat) and the net result is a loss of 2.8 pounds. Shades of days gone by... I am so happy. I am 1.3 pounds from getting out of the obese category on the BMI scale and just being plain overweight. Who would hav... Read more

  • Fun in the sun!

    7/9/2014 2:10:43 AM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    My oh my, it has been a long time since I typed a blog. So much has happened! Here is the Reader's Digest condensed version to bring you up to speed. Second week of June we made our long anticipated trip to San Diego! My hubby had a conference and I went along to play! I have always loved San ... Read more

  • It's A Dark And Stormy Afternoon

    7/8/2014 7:31:23 PM, by AANGEL3

    It's a stormy afternoon here. And I LOVE it! Well..at least until I have to drive home in it. Then it'll be slow going with wet streets. One of the pitfalls of driving an American Muscle type of car. My 'Stang will do a 360 in a heartbeat if I give it too much power while the roads are ... Read more

  • Food = Mood.

    7/8/2014 5:17:31 PM, by MRSBENNETT2

    I learned a valuable lesson yesterday. Must be true that we don't comprehend til we're good and ready. I went out for a gossip session with my friends yesterday. On the way, I stopped and grabbed a fast-food meal because I hadn't planned well and wasn't going to be able to wait to eat til we ... Read more

  • THANK YOU

    7/8/2014 12:23:57 PM, by 58CYNTHIAANN

    I want to thank RHOOK20047,LIFENPROGRESS, and MCJOYFUL for you kind words and encouragement yesterday. I fell short of my 10,000 steps yesterday - my husband slept most of the day which is good. Today he seems better and I am GOING TO GET ALL my steps. I have already exercised. Now I will go o... Read more

  • I'm back

    7/8/2014 12:04:01 PM, by JULIEJULIE3

    Apparently it's been forever since I did anything meaningful here. My life is changed so much since my last entry. I got married last December. We have nine people living in our house now. We also have two dogs and four cats. Im currently going to nursing school and have about nine months left until... Read more

  • Self Encouragement

    7/8/2014 11:41:30 AM, by MIZJLYNN1973

    I sat here and read a few of my previous entries, and I realize that this blog can actually be a form of self encouragement... GO FIGURE! Sometimes, I even amaze myself at the discoveries that I make! But seriously. I realize that there will be times of failure, because I am not per... Read more

  • Popular Blog Trophy?! Wow!

    7/8/2014 10:52:48 AM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    WOW! Thank you everyone! I have been on SP since 2006 and as far as I can remember, I have never, ever, had a Popular Blog Post! I feel so totally honored. The love and support I've gotten from my SP family has gotten me through some tough times, and I am really grateful for this site. Why do I... Read more

  • Vacation

    7/8/2014 12:55:18 AM, by LINDAM.1

    Vacation was much better than I expected. Got to know our renters better. One renter we have known for years. She is not seeing well enough to drive, friends her age can not come see her. We had a nice chat. Found raw filberts(hazel nuts) in the fridge. got spinach, peach, 4 raspberries , baby ... Read more

  • Temporary derailment...now I'm back.

    7/7/2014 7:47:06 PM, by MRSBENNETT2

    Last week wasn't great for quite a few reasons. Nothing bad happened, just stuff in my head going round and round and an attack of my fun social anxiety disorder. Stayed away from the gym all week except for Friday. Ate ice cream every day. Hey, I figured if it was gonna be a pity party, I'd hav... Read more

  • 4th Of July Weekend Update

    7/7/2014 7:38:20 PM, by AANGEL3

    So I was off work on Friday (as was hubby..he's back on 4 - 10 hr days) but we didn't do a whole lot. Went for coffee, a bit of shopping, gassed up the truck. Mostly we just kind of hung out at home. I didn't even watch any fireworks. I did get my Mother's day Digital Scrapbook kit done. Now I just ... Read more

  • Making Today Count!

    7/7/2014 3:30:56 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Hope you made the most of the three-day weekend. We sure did. On Friday, we drove the back roads through the mountains all the way to the coast. Surprisingly azaleas are still in bloom on the cool coast side of the mountains... Read more

  • Never stop trying

    7/7/2014 1:51:16 PM, by 58CYNTHIAANN

    I know I have been very inconsistent and unhealthy for most of my life. I have started and stopped way to many times. Now I have to be consistent, I have to do everything I can to take care of myself so I can take care of my very sick husband and children and grandchildren. Today is day one ... Read more

  • the timeline of how SP fixed my day

    7/7/2014 12:50:11 AM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    Today was like a whirlwind of emotions. I'll just give you the timeline play by play. 8am - I'm awake. It's painful. It's already hot in my bedroom. My heart wants to go out and run, and my body does NOT. 8am - 9:45am I try to convince my body that it DOES, in fact, want to go out and run... Read more

  • Late Nite Funniest

    7/6/2014 9:45:54 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    I'm trying to figure out what to make for the Fourth of July. Hamburgers and hot dogs get a lot of attention, but the Fourth is really the blueberry's day to shine. When you need a blue food to round out your red, white, and blue items, there's nowhere else to turn but the blueberry. -Jimmy Kimmel ... Read more

  • Weight Battle

    7/6/2014 2:50:12 PM, by DONNAATTEBERRY

    Where does my journey start. I have battled my weight problem pretty much all of my life. I have yo-yo dieted all of my life. I started gaining the weight when I was high and injured my right knee playing basketball. After having surgery, I was unable to go back to playing basketball. I got int... Read more

  • -Are You Being Hood-Winked?-

    7/6/2014 1:05:36 PM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    Q. Do you ever run into a grocery store, fully intending to buy one or two items. But to your dismay your cart is so overloaded on the way to check out it looks like Wagon-train needing a team of oxen to pull it! (I admit to ... Read more

  • Hello -- I have questions!

    7/5/2014 11:52:57 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety-one? If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one out of five enjoys it? ... Read more

  • Chip-a-holic

    7/5/2014 8:54:36 PM, by OTTERMOM2

    Happy 5th of July! I didn't get a chance to post anything yesterday, so there's my well wishes for this holiday weekend. The 4th of July is one of those holidays that I wish was different. I'm not talking about the reason for it or the history behind it...I'm talking about how we celebrate it... Read more

  • Perspective

    7/5/2014 5:06:18 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

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  • c25k week 2 - I must gush

    7/4/2014 2:53:08 PM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    My friends and family are getting sick of me hearing how great I feel at the end of every workout, and I can only gush to Facebook so much before someone wants to punch me in the face. So you guys get to hear it! Today was probably the best I've felt while running, yet! I'm in the middle of wee... Read more

  • DietBet and Life Challenges

    7/4/2014 2:41:06 PM, by KISSITGONE

    First! Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone has a great day. I am starting a DietBet challenge tomorrow. I am pretty excited and I think the money will be a great motivation and reward for working out and eating heathy. Anyone want to join just message me with an e-mail... Read more

  • Bikinis For All

    7/3/2014 8:11:26 PM, by AANGEL3

    It's a 115 at our house right now (on the patio). Hot..very hot! Swimming weather. And even though we don't have a pool, I did get a new swim suit for our Hawaii trip. I even got to wear it to the hotel pool. Just never took my cover up off or actually got it wet. I just never got a round to ditchin... Read more

  • Keeping it Real

    7/3/2014 11:49:45 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    A quick catch up for another busy week . . . First of all, we had an awesome ride last weekend. Found a new-to-us restaurant in a tiny little town. Great food and atmosphere. Gonna do that one again! I don't have a step tracker gizmo but I know I'm getting plenty steps in every day! I... Read more

  • VW's Brilliant Ad - dangers of using cell phones while driving

    7/3/2014 11:30:11 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    A brilliant way to get the point across youtu.be/JHixeIr_6BM ... Read more

  • It's My Birthday-Let's Party!

    7/3/2014 3:41:16 AM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    Whew!! Am I ever glad to know I still am still young cos I can look at the moon! No problem! Has anyone ever figured out 'when' a person gets old? All... Read more

  • CURSE YOU, CARBS!!!!

    7/3/2014 1:15:43 AM, by SHANKEYDOO

    Well, I exercised today, but I also consumed WAY too many carbs. I'm pretty sure I emotionally ate...I baked and finished off an 8-pack Pillsbury Croissant can ALL BY MYSELF! What was I thinking? I'll tell you! "Nom nom nom nom nom..." THAT'S what I was thinking and BOY was I feeling guilty aft... Read more

  • Contemplating Cats

    7/3/2014 1:02:06 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast." --Anonymous "Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." --Anonymous "Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow." --Jeff Valdez "In a cat's eye... Read more

  • Here I am complaining about not being able to exercise! - Day 154

    7/2/2014 9:44:05 PM, by FRUM_SCRATCH

    I have been back at sparkpeople for 154 days now and I've lost 26 lbs! Scale has been stuck for a few weeks because Summer time is SOCIAL time for some reason, and every weekend has been party time lately I have seen major changes in my body over the last couple months and I am about 5-10 lbs awa... Read more

  • Pushing Though It

    7/2/2014 7:29:51 PM, by AANGEL3

    Yep..I really had to push though my even going down to the gym today. I just didn't want to go. I was looking for excuses. But I did. I knew I had to. I'm not getting one tomorrow due to all of us going out to lunch (buffet @ Red Rock) and then Friday I'm off work, so I may not get any in them eithe... Read more

  • Working out on a non-workout day!

    7/2/2014 6:28:29 PM, by OTTERMOM2

    Yesterday was technically a rest day for me. I had thought about doing a short upper body workout, but I had gotten my tetanus shot the day before and my arm was pretty sore, so I decided that might not be a great idea. All that being said, I did get PLENTY of activity in! My husband and I de... Read more

  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 30th Week

    7/2/2014 9:38:09 AM, by BCJCPDX2012

    If you have been reading my blogs then you'll note that I didn't post last week. That is because my wife and I were on vacation. But, we're back and so is my regimen of posting, eating and exercise. For the past 2 weeks, I had gained weight. Yes! I know! Shame on me! I have gained 1.2 pounds th... Read more

  • Laughs

    7/1/2014 9:46:42 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    At breakfast one day, I eagerly waited for my husband to comment on my first attempt at homemade cinnamon rolls. After several minutes with no reaction, I asked, "If I baked these commercially, how much do you think I could get for one of them?" Without looking up from his paper my husband repli... Read more

  • July - revisiting resolutions

    7/1/2014 7:23:11 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Half a year has past since the big push to set resolution for this new year. So, how are you doing? ... Read more

  • It's Tuesday!!!

    7/1/2014 7:19:46 PM, by AANGEL3

    And that means only 2 more days until a 3 day weekend! So today will just be random stuff. I've been hard at work working...at work. Hubby had his first day back at the water district yesterday. He was tried and his feet hurt. He had to have steel toed shoes (they paid for them... Read more

  • Why is it easier not to try?

    7/1/2014 6:40:01 PM, by PAYLAY1

    Why is it easier not to try? Because I don't have to think or be responsible. But with trying I feel better, look better and enjoy more. I must continually remind myself this. ... Read more

  • A wet swimsuit clinging to your body leaves no prisoners....

    7/1/2014 1:07:12 PM, by SHARBEAR100

    I just had the most wonderful vacation I've had in years. I go with some friends every year to Mexico and then typically other friends or family join us. The people make the difference in how good an experience it is, and this year was great. I didn't work myself into a frenzy trying to get... Read more

  • Here I Go Again...

    7/1/2014 12:33:16 PM, by AINTSKEERD

    Since this is my first blog in over three years…aaaahhh, I’ll make it the down and dirty recap/update. When I last dropped off from Sparkland, I was half way through my second year of school which had been quite brutal in many ways. I completed my AAS in Exercise and Movement Science and I now... Read more

  • TREASURE YOUR CHILDREN

    7/1/2014 11:16:22 AM, by GIVEUP30

    THERE WOULD BE NO GREAT ONES IF THERE WERE NO LITTLE ONES ... Read more

  • Late Nite Funnies

    6/30/2014 11:56:57 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    A man walked into McDonald's with a knife in his back. Yeah, with a knife in his back. His heart wasn't in danger until he ordered the food, said doctors. -Conan O'Brien NBC is making a movie about the Beatles. However, they will not be allowed to use the Beatles music and they will not be allo... Read more

  • C25k day 3! Blocking out the bad messages.

    6/30/2014 8:38:59 PM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    Oh wow I'm tired. My guy moved in with me this weekend and according to my fitbit I got over 10k steps a day. We both took Monday off, supposedly to rest, but it's 5:30pm and we're not even done for the day yet. UGH. But I keep thinking about all the exercise I'm getting. I got up and did my run tra... Read more