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  • I'm new to all this

    6/24/2016 7:36:23 PM, by KRYSTALWATERFAL

    I've never. Done this exercising blog thing before but if I'm going to reach my goals I need some sort of support group I recently went to the doctor and found out I was way more heavy than I originally thought, then I got a call yesterday saying my cholesterol was too high and I have to go on a s... Read more

  • Cooking Twice

    6/24/2016 12:11:47 PM, by LIZZIEBADROADS

    So one of the first obstacles in my "lose weight get healthy" journey is I don't live alone. In fact I live with 2 men that love to eat, my husband and his son. These guys are both 6' 5". They both are not only tall but big. They like to eat and want all those things I can't have. I am 5'1" and not ... Read more

  • Excuses

    6/24/2016 12:12:28 AM, by LIZZIEBADROADS

    1. Almost 50 2. Hysterectomy 3. Partial thyroidectomy 4. All my people were short and fat 5. Quit smoking These are just the most recent excuses I have used to explain away my inability to deal with my weight issues. Then the doctor walks into the room with test results that made my excuses seem... Read more

  • 06.23.16

    6/23/2016 12:36:17 PM, by REBECCACLOWARD

    Just keep running πŸƒ... Read more

  • Younganddetermined

    6/23/2016 12:14:19 PM, by REBECCACLOWARD

    I recently just got out of high school and decided something needed to change. I've been chubby for most my life and although that can be blamed on my diet, there has been a long list of obesity in my family and it's always been difficult for me to stay not only thin, but healthy. So as I graduated ... Read more

  • Well...

    6/21/2016 9:50:34 PM, by PERRY901

    Well I hit 16,000 steps today!... Read more

  • Fun Visit with Brother & SIL

    6/20/2016 7:08:20 PM, by ALIHIKES

    My brother and SIL visited from Phoenix over the weekend. It was great seeing them both! Their son (my nephew) is now living here in Oregon. On the first full day, we visited several consignment furniture store to help my nephew refurnish his apartment. Some of the items were very tempting, and very... Read more

  • The Day I Became a Marathoner!

    6/20/2016 12:58:23 PM, by RENZRYD

    June 19, 2016. I want to write down so many things, but I am not sure where I should begin. Should I begin when I quit my former employer and got a new job that added only more time to my hectic training schedule because my commute grew from, 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours? I should, but the change wa... Read more

  • Diet

    6/20/2016 3:53:55 AM, by SUPERCOW33

    Actually ate designated calories today due to stress :/... Read more

  • feeling HUGE but also hopeful

    6/20/2016 12:49:19 AM, by MAVIEPOOH

    I did my first 5K walking of course with my poles. I was DEAD LAST, there was a 300 pounder guy who was running and out paced me, but I made it. It was a goal and I accomplished it. About 2/3 rds the way my right foot started hurting at the bursa below the ankle I thought oh CRAP I am not going ... Read more

  • I got my 20,000 Step Badge!

    6/19/2016 4:56:24 PM, by FERRISLL6

    I finally did the hike with my son. I not only got 20,000 steps, I got the 75 flights of stairs badge because we went uphill for a loooong way. I was sore the next day. It is officially summer here. Kids finished school up last Monday, although N will be finishing his math book over the summer.... Read more

  • Checking in

    6/19/2016 4:03:29 PM, by ROGUEKAT

    Just a fast entry because I don't have much to say! I think it is good to keep checking in and being accountable though. Celiac test came back negative so that was good! Doesn't explain what is going on but I do recognize I have felt much better since limiting the gluten so I may be mindful of ... Read more

  • Happy Father's Day!

    6/19/2016 12:58:12 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Happy Father's day to all the loving fathers in the world! And to those of us who were lucky to have loving fathers (and mothers) in our life -- we were blessed! I miss you and love you, Dad 247... Read more

  • Food

    6/18/2016 7:42:19 PM, by RMC2352

    I started my journey 2 months ago and have been doing really well. I am an emotional eater and food was the one thing I used to get excited about (sad I know). But I noticed something last night. After going to a local burger joint with family, and eating a big burger and fries, I felt strangely unf... Read more

  • If the scale only knew...

    6/18/2016 6:51:52 PM, by MOO7197998

    I eat within my calorie range, workout 6 days a week sometimes twice a day and still the scale says I haven't lost a single pound in a month. Not even a quarter or eighth of a pound. Just zero. I quit weighing once a week because it was discouraging to not see a change, but after a month of hard wor... Read more

  • Want some wine?

    6/18/2016 12:17:07 PM, by TIGERDAISY465

    For me, winding down on the weekend is something I look forward to at least at night anyway. I love to sit down and sip on something cold after the work day is through. I also like to eat dessert and maybe pizza or take out...problem is...that adds up quick on the hips. I tried something new Fr... Read more

  • Don't Fall Behind Challenge---below 200 by the end!

    6/17/2016 10:00:00 PM, by PAGE2015

    6/20/16: Starting weight 226.0 6/27/16: 7/4/16: 7/11/16: 7/18/16: 7/25/16: 8/1/16: 8/8/16: 8/15/16: 8/22/16: 8/29/16: 9/5/16: 9/12/16: 9/19/16:... Read more

  • Breakfast of champions!!!

    6/17/2016 1:45:21 PM, by WMOLLINARY

    Today I ate a huge omelet for less than 181 calories! I took out the cheese because I don't like it so the calorie count goes way down! With cheese 181 calories, I added it to the database and I'll post the recipe here: Southwestern Omelet Recipe | MyRecipes.com Mobile http://www.myrecipes.co
    ... Read more

  • Not today...

    6/17/2016 10:03:47 AM, by TIGERDAISY465

    I decided to delete the last blog and start again because the picture I posted stretched out carnival style and added 20 lbs unfairly!!!! That is ironic...on a weight management blog we need the skinny mirrors please!!! ( ha ha...it wouldn't let me delete the pic without deleting my article) Anyw... Read more

  • Summer Goals

    6/17/2016 9:40:42 AM, by PAGE2015

    Here's to a great Summer and here is a Healthier ME! . 1. get below 200 by Sept.4th 2. go exercise in deep water M W F with a co-worker 3. with my daughter to her gym t th sat. 4. still walk my 11,500 steps a day, 5. clean out my VERY MESSY garage(get rid of stuff I have not s... Read more

  • The Journey

    6/16/2016 6:23:50 PM, by RMC2352

    I have actually been following this program for 2 months. I am happy to say that I am 20 pounds down. I am finally starting to FEELdifferent. Rings looser, clothes feel better....I feel great!... Read more

  • HANGING IN THERE, DOING MY THING.

    6/16/2016 12:30:15 PM, by TUBLADY

    Since my last blog, I had breast surgery to remove a 3 1/2 cm. tumor. It was followed by a 18 day radiation treatment. I was placed on a hormone treatment. but had adverse reactions, so switched to another. It seems to be OK, no side effects. I'm getting my strength back. For awhile I was drained. ... Read more

  • Struggling

    6/16/2016 7:41:18 AM, by GRUNGEGODDESS

    I am having a hard time staying consistent right now. I did really bad on my goals so I am going to try them again. I binged on sooooo much candy and sweets at my best friend's baby shower Sunday and my blood sugar was almost 200. Not good. I can not have sweets any more. It raises my blood sugar to... Read more

  • Remembering Father

    6/16/2016 3:54:17 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Fathers are celebrated every day but especially in June. There are so many words I would love to be able to use to describe my father, but they would not tell the truth. I could tell the story of our troubled journey together, but that would not be helpful for me or for you. So instea... Read more

  • Seeking a fun, new SPARK!

    6/15/2016 7:22:04 PM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    I posted this blog entry last fall, and it stands true today. I'm still trying to find that motivational pull that keeps me in check. I'm trying to connect with my WHY and get myself in gear. I'm not sure why my readiness seems so hard to grasp onto, but it's frustrating. I want to be better - more ... Read more

  • Life isn't fair

    6/15/2016 3:08:18 PM, by SUPERCOW33

    What good is a phenomenal body when no one cares, they just resent you for it.... Read more

  • Day Seven Keto

    6/15/2016 1:34:52 PM, by KETOWALKER

    Things are going very well. The first three days I was having a lot of craving which are gone now. Also I was very tired and felt weak and that is mostly gone which is wonderful. Energy to spare. I am doing IF. in the morning I have coffee sometimes with cream and don't have lunch until 12 or so. I... Read more

  • 6-14-2016

    6/14/2016 8:20:52 PM, by DISGUISEDBYPHAT

    5P-68.6 8P-67.2 ... Read more

  • Attitude

    6/14/2016 3:08:19 PM, by SWTLVR2

    Is everything... Read more

  • Walking

    6/14/2016 2:27:34 PM, by KANANIPOD

    This weekend I walked along some greenspace trails though a neighborhood and it was great! I wish my neighborhood had the same, but I can't let it stop me. :-)... Read more

  • Stay power

    6/13/2016 8:07:55 PM, by SWTLVR2

    Work at being upbeat and positive on here But sometimes you just gotta unload it Having difficulty staying with all this right now My stuff doesn't seem important Mothers cancer is progressing And she gets more forgetful and cranky by the day Caregiving is not for the faint of heart Love her to pie... Read more

  • Flowers in the Desert

    6/13/2016 4:15:17 PM, by ALIHIKES

    My friend H told me that the flowers were blooming in the desert. So we headed out for a 3 mile hike in the Badlands yesterday. I have never seen the flowers blooming in such profusion! It put a smile on my face. Sulpher plant and Oregon sunshine Dwarf monkeyflower Phaceli... Read more

  • Me

    6/13/2016 3:35:47 PM, by LANGEL33

    Be true to yourself!... Read more

  • Stress Eating and Wastefulness

    6/13/2016 11:36:35 AM, by VALERYALTA

    I decided to try a calorie counter more out of curiosity than desperation. I lift weights twice a week and lead a moderately active lifestyle keeping up with my two small children. I'd been doing pretty well diet wise until the holidays and the beginning of my husband's family's wedding circus. All ... Read more

  • Buddy Photobombs the kid's fitness video

    6/12/2016 10:35:21 PM, by GRAMMACATHY

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gyGvr
    5190k While out visiting at an assisted living facility the kid's took Buddy to the park to film a fitness video. Watch Buds in the background and featured at the end. Think I will drag my bands out of the drawer too.... Read more

  • Wildflowers on Lookout Mountain

    6/12/2016 10:15:15 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I enjoyed two fabulous wildflower hikes this weekend. The first was to Lookout Mountain, in the Ochoco Mountains. It is a more difficult hike, about 7 miles, with elevation gain. And I hiked it with two hikers that are much faster than I am. So it was challenging, but so beautiful! The wildflow... Read more

  • Six Months!

    6/12/2016 3:42:55 PM, by A-HAPPY-CAMPER

    Six months ago I never dreamed that I would be feeling as positive and healthy as I do today. Having written that, I want to add that I still have a long journey ahead of me. Bring it! :) Every day has been a adventure. What I thought I knew about healthy nutrition and what I've actually le... Read more

  • Knee is better😊

    6/12/2016 2:49:22 PM, by ATAGGART3

    Had to rest that darn knee for two days, but got back at it today with tabata core. I hated it the entire time, but boy is that a way to pound out a workout with limited time!πŸ’ͺ... Read more

  • Today

    6/12/2016 1:08:32 PM, by MIZJLYNN1973

    Today started rough. I felt like I had no energy. Woke up to stress and really fought to get my mood right. But my father in law is in town. He wanted to do some exercise and was excited to show me his skills sweating to the oldies!!! So I agreed to do the video with him. I am so glad I did!!!! S... Read more

  • A Tasty Treat!

    6/12/2016 9:36:16 AM, by AUNA_CALM

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  • detox?

    6/11/2016 5:05:54 PM, by DAEGLO

    The last few days I feel like I've been coming down with a cold. Except, it wasn't like my normal head cold, just some weird lung congestion. Now, as a long time allergy suffer I KNOW my allergy symptoms and this was different by far. This felt more like I might be coming down with bronchitis or som... Read more

  • My 58-Year-Old Face.

    6/11/2016 3:18:45 PM, by THEMFOLK

    Myself, all cleaned up. A very talented photographer I know took this photo of me for the purposes of putting them on my business cards. Not bad for a 58-year-old beef grower, if I do say so myself. Now I'm working on the body to go with it. 41 ... Read more

  • Road to recovery

    6/10/2016 8:14:58 PM, by MAGGIEHAMM817

    Gained 15lbs the last 6 months. Between work, travel for work and injury I had to miss my half marathon this year. 1 week into really working and pushing myself to lose the weight. Also back into meal prepping.... Read more

  • Quinoa!

    6/10/2016 3:53:14 PM, by DAEGLO

    I tried my hand at cooking quinoa for the first time today. It was literally just as easy as cooking rice. Why did I think it would be harder? Why was I intimidated? I have no idea, honestly. I've been meaning to try it for a while. Quinoa is a really great vegan protein source, so my recent convers... Read more

  • Joy's Journey - June 10,2016

    6/10/2016 2:11:08 PM, by MERRYJO1

    I'm so happy here's the reason why! I have a song in my heart...God is good to me. Life has been gracious; many difficulties along the way, thankfully none have defeated me. This battle with food will not either. I want to fill my mind and my heart with other things! I'm looking forward to June... Read more

  • Friday Weigh-In

    6/10/2016 2:05:08 PM, by AUNA_CALM

    Today, for the fourth week in a row, I weighed in at 175 lbs. I don't feel like I've made very much progress over the last month. I am glad that I didn't gain, though. I changed my daily calorie level, so that I might start to lose weight again. I am really conscious of having a BMI in the overweigh... Read more

  • Friday!!

    6/10/2016 1:59:21 PM, by SWTLVR2

    πŸ™‚πŸ™ƒπŸ˜œ... Read more

  • Darn knee!

    6/10/2016 10:43:09 AM, by ATAGGART3

    It was my week to up the intensity in my workouts. I generally do low-impact anyways because of an old torn acl and medial meniscus that I never had surgery done on. Monday was 50 minutes of dance central on the Xbox(Super fun!) Knee was a little achey, but bearable. Rest of the week went fine until... Read more

  • Keep it positive

    6/9/2016 11:30:46 PM, by DRAPERCRYS

    Work stressed me out today. I worry to much about what other people think of me. When that isn't what matters. What matters is what I think of me. And I think I'm pretty great. #selfworth #eyeontheprize #dontletoherpeoplebringyoudown... Read more

  • Good and bad news.

    6/9/2016 11:18:55 PM, by GRUNGEGODDESS

    Well I injured my shoulder like a month and a half ago or so. Yesterday it was hurting much worse and it was affecting my job so I went to the doctor today. It is really bad money wise that I had to miss work today but my doctor doesn't want me to injure it more. They did an x-ray so hopefully that ... Read more

  • Getting and staying motivated

    6/9/2016 8:23:24 PM, by KANANIPOD

    I think I'm always motivated. Motivation is not really my problem, it's just that I want to do so many things I can't stay motivated to do them all, so doing one thing doesn't stand a chance! In the last couple of weeks I've slowed my roll and have actually been able to get some things done. Slow a... Read more

  • June Goal: Stretching

    6/9/2016 4:06:25 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Thinking about my goals for June I decided to review the ones I put on my Start Page. The first one is stretching. Stretching is so very good for me. I know that from experience. I can tell how much it helps ease the pain related to fibromyalgia by how much my pain increases when ... Read more

  • Motivation

    6/8/2016 11:03:39 PM, by SWTLVR2

    Wondering what ya'll do to keep being motivated??... Read more

  • ?

    6/8/2016 6:13:02 PM, by SUPERCOW33

    Butts getting smaller, legs are getting bigger. Lmao... Read more

  • Brand new

    6/8/2016 11:52:12 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Took a walk last night and noticed this just outside ourback fence. Brand new!! ... Read more

  • Ring of Roses

    6/8/2016 11:36:19 AM, by THEMFOLK

    A number of years ago I studied for an insurance license. I had contracted with a company who paid for my schooling with the understanding that I would be obligated to work for them for a period of time after I had obtained my license. I closely examined state laws, read actuarial tables until I tho... Read more

  • Beautiful Owyhee Canyonlands

    6/7/2016 9:27:51 PM, by ALIHIKES

    After completing the archaeological survey portion of our adventure, my traveling companion and I drove to the Owyhee canyonlands area in the far southeastern corner of Oregon, near the Idaho border. I had never visited this beautiful corner of Oregon previously. The drive to Owyhee area was in... Read more

  • Protein!

    6/7/2016 5:30:02 PM, by DAEGLO

    Got this today! I've tried a hemp protein powder (given to my as left overs from a vegan friend who didn't like it) but this one is a new 'experiment' for me. Hopefully it's not as gritty as the hemp. We shall see! ... Read more

  • Steens Mountain Archaeological Adventure!

    6/6/2016 7:33:57 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I am just back from a mini vacation to Eastern Oregon. The first part of my trip was with our local archaeology club. The club arranged a trip to some remote sites near the Steens Mountain wilderness area with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) archaeologist. On the way to Steens Mountain, we ... Read more

  • A Setback

    6/6/2016 7:13:40 PM, by JULIEJULIE3

    Last week I had a breakdown of my coping skills and totally fell into a depression. It was horrible. So now I'm going to remind myself of what I can do instead, or at least list some options. It all began because I decided I have no discernible value to anyone because I decided recently to stay... Read more

  • Damn you breyers!

    6/6/2016 2:37:42 PM, by ATAGGART3

    I seriously need to block breyers from facebook. Everyday I turn around and there it is taunting me with creamy salted caramel Gelato! I will persevere!... Read more

  • Goals are needed!

    6/6/2016 2:32:38 PM, by GRUNGEGODDESS

    Hello everyone! Well I have decided I have been lazy on here since my last blog. Work wears me out though and my schedule chagnes every week. But today I did good and cooked up some meals that I just have to reheat. I just need to be more productive on my days off/short days. Another thing I ne... Read more

  • Monday update

    6/6/2016 12:29:32 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Looks like it's going to be September before we get Internet installed. We're going with a small local company -- because that's just about our only option -- and they only have one guy that can climb trees to install the receiver dish. I guess that's the trade-off for living in the woods but tha... Read more

  • Chronics

    6/6/2016 9:20:26 AM, by SWTLVR2

    Chronic pain fatigue and the like. Have them. Try to manage them. Very difficult. My heart goes out to all those afflicted. Hang in there!!... Read more

  • No Beer for 30 Days?

    6/5/2016 11:06:57 PM, by DAEGLO

    So, I created a goal for myself not to drink beer for 30 days. Why? It's summer, it's hot, beer is the perfect beverage to indulge in! Unfortunately, I drink a lot of beer, sometimes on a daily basis (like 2-3 cans) because it's a social thing and my roomie always keeps it around and we drink it whe... Read more

  • Whoop Whoop!

    6/5/2016 10:59:06 PM, by BIPOLARBEAR80

    The most I have walked on purpose at one time since last year.... Read more

  • Goings On

    6/5/2016 8:16:29 PM, by AUNA_CALM

    Yesterday, my brother left at about 1pm to go to the post office and didn't come home until early in the morning. He didn't call. My mom and I were wondering about this all day, and at one point my mom asked me to check the local news site for information on any accidents. I didn't, though, because ... Read more

  • Going Vegan

    6/5/2016 6:54:30 PM, by DAEGLO

    I have been vegetarian since I was in 7th grade, but I've always been a bit of a lazy vegetarian. At times, I'd say I was ovo-lacto or pescatarian. I'd eat eggs and cheese some days, on special days I'd splurge and have sushi. My mom would make fish just for me when the rest of the family was eating... Read more

  • Sunday rest

    6/5/2016 6:53:23 AM, by SWTLVR2

    Gonna have a rest day. Hope you all have a great Sunday. ... Read more

  • Too Hot!

    6/4/2016 9:31:02 PM, by DAEGLO

    It's 103 degrees out. Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter. I feel like I must have sweat off five pounds today just laying in front of the fan. Yish.... Read more

  • Hopeful

    6/4/2016 4:16:59 PM, by SWTLVR2

    Still poopie but hopeful for better tomorrow. Hope you all have a great day. ... Read more

  • Friday Weigh-In, A Day Late!

    6/4/2016 9:58:22 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    For the third straight week in a row, I've managed to hold onto my 175 lbs. I was hoping to see a drop of a lb this week, but that's okay. "Everything good is worth waiting for!" Not gaining is always a good thing. Well, I seem to be gaining some muscle in my legs. This is really good, I ... Read more

  • Cottage cheese for the win!

    6/3/2016 6:02:42 PM, by ATAGGART3

    I was getting really bored with my healthy staples I keep in the house. Got some cottage cheese over the weekend and am loving the versatility! One day i had it with strawberries and cashews and today I'm having it with cucumbers and capers! Yum! I also made a mock strawberry cheesecake out of it t... Read more

  • Very unwell

    6/3/2016 4:58:36 PM, by SWTLVR2

    Sick. Sucks. Chicken noodle soup is yum. πŸ€•... Read more

  • Very unwell

    6/3/2016 4:58:25 PM, by SWTLVR2

    Sick. Sucks. Chicken noodle soup is yum. πŸ€•... Read more

  • Day 26

    6/3/2016 8:44:36 AM, by MOMOFH

    I have lost my first 10! Feeling really good about that. Once I lose 6 more lbs I'll be out of the obese BMI range and just into the overweight one. I have been mostly just staying busy this week but need to get on a better exercise routine.... Read more

  • Bike ride

    6/2/2016 11:13:52 PM, by ITISABOUTME

    I went on a bike ride with my daughter!!! She almost killed me!!!! 100... Read more

  • Still pie

    6/2/2016 1:17:37 PM, by SWTLVR2

    Why do we crave what's bad for us??... Read more

  • Four Months Later...

    6/2/2016 10:18:08 AM, by FAIRHAVENQUEEN

    So, it's four months since I posted my last blog, but it all pretty much still applies, except that I weigh even MORE, and my old overalls are even CLOSER to completely wearing out, and a bunch more difficult stuff has been added to my life (daughter and son-in-law splitting up after 12 years, annou... Read more

  • Letter to Teams About New SparkPage

    6/2/2016 9:01:53 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    Please let your teams know about SparkPeople's Suggestion Box! I am not recommending my teams go to the discussion threads in the forums, because I don't want them to get upset by anyone disagreeing with them. They don't have to experience that. This is a weight loss site, and the focus should be on... Read more

  • Hope

    6/1/2016 5:13:45 PM, by SWTLVR2

    Today is hope day. Recognizing it. Celebrating it. Grateful for it. ... Read more

  • June 1, 2016

    6/1/2016 3:09:24 PM, by ITISABOUTME

    I started Yolates today 320 . I will be taking a walk to run errands and working on my water intake today also. 311 194 . Have a great sparking day!!!... Read more

  • Pos car

    5/31/2016 10:47:22 PM, by SUPERCOW33

    The car I bought 2 months ago crapped out so I'm riding my bike again against my will. I can only think positively that my butt will look awesome.... Read more

  • Progress

    5/31/2016 2:14:23 PM, by PUDDLEFAIRY

    I'm progressing in healing this broken arm. I walked around the block today! Woohoo, 2000 steps so far today. It seems a far cry from what I was doing, but this is reality now and it's improving.... Read more

  • In The Pink

    5/31/2016 10:28:49 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    I've been playing around on my computer, and I've figured out how to change my SparkPage to look pink, yellow, and grey. All soft colors, no bright white! Here's what it looks like to me: Inside the browser, you can change white backgrounds to grey when there's a high contrast color schem... Read more

  • Conditions n syndromes

    5/31/2016 10:15:56 AM, by SWTLVR2

    Working on weight cause of other factors. Working on other factors cause of weight. Gets kind of overwhelming at times. Just have to breathe. Relax. Take things one at a time. Breathe some more. Get busy!!... Read more

  • Switch of Plans

    5/31/2016 12:52:43 AM, by FERRISLL6

    I did not get my 20,000 steps because I switched my twins' days as N was still sick. He's getting better, but we decided he was not better enough for a hike. So I went to the trampoline place and the mall. We walked between the two, instead of taking the bus, so I still got 11,000+ steps in, and all... Read more

  • Memorial Day

    5/30/2016 7:16:05 AM, by SWTLVR2

    Proud. Picnic. Perfect. Thank you veterans!... Read more

  • Time to fly

    5/29/2016 6:42:12 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I just lost the blog I work so hard on about the Bluejay hatchlings. I really don't care for using the iPhone rather than a computer but I do want to post a picture of the hatchlings that are just about ready to fly the nest. This is the fourth or fifth year the Jays have nested in the clematis... Read more

  • One month update

    5/29/2016 2:38:59 PM, by ATAGGART3

    This is my "second time around" on sparkpeople. I can't remember why I let it go before, but I did and I let my body go as well. I gained about 40 pounds and was horribly out of shape. High cholesterol and vitamin d deficiency caused me to feel constantly sick and painful. I finally went to the doct... Read more

  • Starting again

    5/29/2016 2:30:24 PM, by WESTCOASTANNIE

    Trying to stop this roller coaster of weight loss and gain. Hopefully this app will be the one that really helps.... Read more

  • Easy Sunday

    5/29/2016 2:05:02 PM, by FERRISLL6

    I have walked at least 6000 steps the last several days of this week, usually more. I will start tomorrow to set a goal of 7000. I have tracked all my food. Yes, even when I ate 4 ice cream bars in a matter of hours. So, it keeps saying that I am still under my calorie goal, like every day this... Read more

  • Power of Positive

    5/29/2016 11:08:16 AM, by SWTLVR2

    Love it here!!... Read more

  • Hiking for Wildflowers

    5/28/2016 8:46:21 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I went on two hikes with friends this week, both destinations were to enjoy spring wildflowers. The easier hike was along the Metolius River. The day was cloudy, but we were very lucky: no rain! I live in the high desert, but this hike is in the mountains, and it rains a LOT more. River is very... Read more

  • Check in

    5/28/2016 1:36:18 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I just have a moment but wanted to drop in and say HI!!! Actually I had a great week. Had lunch with friends on Wednesday and Thursday . . . met up with a couple of Spark buddies on Wednesday. . .. amazing how quickly 3 hours can fly when you're having fun!!! Aside from that, I pl... Read more

  • How to be happy

    5/28/2016 11:20:59 AM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    I know what I want and what I desire and that is to be at a healthy weight, I am tired of obessing about it and being anxious on why my weight does not go down no matter what I do. I have done low carb, I have calorie counted, I Have been to Weight Watchers more than I can count, I just want to b... Read more

  • Yay Saturday!!

    5/28/2016 8:41:37 AM, by SWTLVR2

    Gonna enjoy the sunshine ... Read more

  • Friday Weigh-In

    5/28/2016 12:30:57 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    That's not a scale! I know, I thought it would be fun instead. It sort of is about dieting... The finger is getting bitten. I don't know how many calories that is, but you should probably watch out for paper clips getting their nutrition from you! Well, my weigh-in this week was nice. I d... Read more

  • It's working - "Always Hungry Plan".

    5/27/2016 8:44:42 PM, by STEELHEAD01

    Pretty happy today. I weigh once a month at the gym. At the gym today, weighted for end of 3 months on the "Always Hungry Plan". Down 5 pounds for the month, and a total of 17 pounds for the 3 months on the plan. Had also lost 3 pounds from Jan. 1 until we started on "Always Hungry", for a total... Read more

  • Feeling frisky

    5/27/2016 2:28:11 PM, by SWTLVR2

    Positive breeds positive I am both happy n content Feeling good in my skin YayπŸ‘... Read more