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  • The Dog Ate My Motivation

    3/4/2015 10:22:18 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    Uh oh! The only explanation I have for my complete lack of motivation today is that the dog must have eaten it. (That explanation would probably work except I don't have a dog.) I only walked 50 minutes, and half of that was due to my ever-supportive husband. I ate cookies - only 2, but I sh... Read more

  • Hump Day!

    3/4/2015 7:04:04 PM, by AANGEL3

    Hump day is here! And I've been working my cute butt off today. I think somethings wrong with me! 246 As I said yesterday I finished chapter 14 and got it sent to Calen (she reads each chapter for me. I value her opinion so much!). I started chapter 15 last with a really rather dark scene. It ... Read more

  • Pay What You Want Tarot/Oracle Readings

    3/4/2015 2:10:39 PM, by ZORAHGAIL

    "Sometimes the biggest act of courage is a small one." Exploring fear and courage is my JAM right now, and I'm totally into understanding around the dynamic nature of both. I'd be so honored to read for you. My intention is to give guidance and clarity around their energies, and some suggest... Read more

  • Popping in for a quick 'Hello'

    3/4/2015 12:25:59 PM, by RONIE11

    Hi everyone... I really thought I would be blogging every day... well I guess I was wrong.. I hope all is going well for everyone.. It sure is looking like spring here in the West! I had ice on my windshield this morning but the walk was pleasant and the wind was not blowing so it really didn't... Read more

  • So, what if it's God's will for me to be fat?

    3/4/2015 11:18:34 AM, by MRSPOTTER-TRU

    Have you ever asked yourself that question before? Have you ever wondered if being overweight somehow works into Godís plan for your life? I have. A lot. And I am actually quite terrified of it. I started thinking about all the times that I have started something to lose weight and then quit, or... Read more

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 65th Week

    3/4/2015 9:47:02 AM, by BCJCPDX2012

    "I'm back in the saddle again" as Gene Autry sings. Had a fairly good week. I was challenged on fitbit to a work-week event and as of this morning 100 steps divide the two of us and each of us is averaging 18,500 steps a day. Of course, we are only two days into the event, but I feel his push is hel... Read more

  • What Doesn't Kill Me...

    3/3/2015 10:57:24 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    I'm thinking of the song about "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Well, I've done 120 minutes of exercise every day for three days in a row, now. Since I'm not dead, I can only assume I'm stronger. Three months ago, when I first joined Sparkpeople, there's no way I could have done wha... Read more

  • Scary Happenings At Work

    3/3/2015 7:17:29 PM, by AANGEL3

    WOW. A friend of mine at work, a woman, had a heart attack just before lunch at work today. I don't have all the details but what I do know is that our Security at work did CPR and used a AED Defibrillator to save her life. She's in guarded condition now at a local hospital. I really think we ... Read more

  • Life Coaching School!

    3/3/2015 5:04:57 PM, by ZORAHGAIL

    Last week I took a leap of faith and signed up for coaching school. I chose to go with HolisticMBA's Transformational Coaching Method program for my certification and am so excited for this next phase of my journey. What I love about coaching is that it's a collaborative adventure. Coach and cl... Read more

  • What if....

    3/3/2015 10:42:53 AM, by MRSPOTTER-TRU

    I could sit here and ask myself, where would I be right now if I hadn't given up, if I had been consistent, if I had stuck with it. If I had just followed through on just one thing in my life. One thing that would improve my health. I re-joined SparkPeople in 2010 (after a brief stint in 20... Read more

  • A good today for a great tomorrow

    3/3/2015 2:38:06 AM, by CHELSITEMPLER

    Today was a very long day, but it was so fun! I took my kiddo to the park and we walked around the paths for a good two hours, well I walked and she was being pushed/pulled on her little times car. My husband tired rope around the top to make it easier on my back. I can now pull her along with me i... Read more

  • Calories earned

    3/2/2015 10:27:58 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    I exercised 120 minutes today. That was four walks, two sessions of strength training and some dancing. All that exercise earned me 561 extra calories. My goodness, that's a lot of eating. I feel like an overstuffed armchair right about now. One thing's for sure - my body won't think it needs t... Read more

  • February Results

    3/2/2015 10:09:57 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I met my goal for February, I ended the month with a weight loss of 8 pounds. So I am setting aside another $200 into my reward fund (trip to a spa!). I had some eating lapses (overeating/snacking/sweets), but overall I did well. I met my goal of 5 freggies daily, I met my exercise goals (strength... Read more

  • Played Hookie And A New Car

    3/2/2015 6:47:47 PM, by AANGEL3

    I played hookie last Friday (from work). Hubby just really wanted me to stay home with him, I have DTO, so I took it. We ran errands and just spent the day together. The only not so good thing was lunch. Hubby was on his phone the whole time. Doing Facebook and stuff. I was finished with my burger (... Read more

  • Men .... and comic relief =)

    3/2/2015 5:54:52 PM, by ERIN_POSCH

    Are you familiar with the commercial where the woman is saying her husband is still in trouble because he went out for milk and came home with a puppy? I have a hubby like that. He went to the store for 2 items and 2 price checks . He came home bubbling over with self-praise about all the money he ... Read more

  • the bay is finally here

    3/2/2015 3:57:00 PM, by BEC1021

    So update from my last post my nephew is finally here. After three days of trying to induce my sister, the poor baby just couldn't handle the stress anymore and they had to do a cesarean c section. But the baby is here and healthy. So it my sister they had a scare with preeclampsia but the baby is o... Read more

  • March happy gratitudes

    3/2/2015 3:31:55 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    And I'm starting out the season with happy toes: Lots of stuff going on, but I wanted to share some of my list of gratitudes 1. My mother will be 85 years old this month and we will be celebrating! I am so thankful to have a good relationship with her and my sister. We lost... Read more

  • Five Things I Love About Myself

    3/2/2015 12:38:11 PM, by HANNAH_CALM

    I've been seeing this title around SparkPeople, on people's blogs. It's an assignment for SparkLive, and I'm going to do it too! 195 Well, it's hard for me to choose five things I love about myself, because usually I'm just thinking of the big picture. I just love me. But you don't know me, ... Read more

  • Unexpected Incentive

    3/2/2015 12:32:54 AM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    A few weeks ago I received the email I had been dreading. My Grandma (always known to me as "Mimi") received the news that her cancer is back. No idea if she has 6 months or 6 years at this point, but with this being just 1.5 years after major surgery and many rounds of chemo for ovarian cancer, I c... Read more

  • Karrie's 2015's Day 1

    3/1/2015 10:18:05 PM, by HERE2BTHIN

    Well, it's been a LONG time since I've Blogged or done anything on this Website. My last Journal says August 8, 2012. OPS!!!!!!!!! 24 Well, Not much has happened since then. YEA, sure I'm still at 21 Something-ish. 20 Chris & I are still in Business, Cleaning & De Cluttering our Community. I... Read more

  • Two Mounth Till May day

    3/1/2015 8:11:59 PM, by LINDAM.1

    We have already forgot why flowers on May Day. War. May poles. Joyous Sunday two mounts till May day Happy, Healthy, Wealthy March! ... Read more

  • Losing and Gaining

    3/1/2015 5:47:59 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    My inspirational quote of the day is: The reason why people give up is because they focus on how far they have to go instead of how far theyíve come. Good point. I decided to think about how far Iíve come in the three months since I joined Sparkpeople. That was easy! Hereís what I came ... Read more

  • Proof is in the pudding (trigger word?)

    3/1/2015 2:37:58 PM, by DYLANFREAK76

    I have lost 6 pounds already. I think I started tracking food only 5 days ago? I began this year with the goal to try to increase fitness over the course of the year. I am fortunate to have had a required health class coincide with this goal, whereby I am learning so much about how at risk I am for ... Read more

  • Slacking

    3/1/2015 1:09:50 PM, by F8CONE8

    Wow I can gain weight fast. My excuse? I am a stress eater. Well after getting off the scales today {for the first time n 2 months) I figure I bettr get real with myself. Tracing last week none for food log. steps goal 8000 per day. Acheived average 6652 a day. Since I know I do better wh... Read more

  • Milestones

    2/28/2015 3:03:04 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    Woohoo! I weighed this morning and I'm happy to report that I lost three very important pounds! What makes them so important? I have three very important reasons. One - I am no longer a member of the 200 club. Yessssss! That's a milestone I never intend to cross again in this lifetime. ... Read more

  • Finding success with Spark People and Fat Flush

    2/28/2015 9:40:35 AM, by PEBBLESMARIE

    It's been hard getting to my computer to blog each day but I have been sticking to my plan. 104 I've been busy getting a new batch of chicks. We lost all of our chickens to a raccoon a few months ago. I'm happy to say that I lost another pound this morning....a total of 4. Ok...doesn't sound like... Read more

  • Exercise Goals for March

    2/28/2015 1:04:03 AM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    Due to the bum knee I mentioned in earlier blogs, I'm going to miss my exercise goals this month. I'm determined not to miss next month, though, and I'm trying to decide exactly how I want to achieve my exercise minutes in March. I'm going to aim for 2500 minutes, or as close as I can get, but not... Read more

  • Baby Day........

    2/28/2015 12:43:09 AM, by BEC1021

    Well today I spent all day in the hospital with my sister, in labor and delivery. Still no baby. Did horrible on my food consumption, did not get in nearly enough calories, and did alot of walking. Hopefully the baby comes tomorrow. ... Read more

  • Gratitude

    2/27/2015 6:11:19 PM, by MGARRISON28

    Three things I am grateful for 1. Good supportive friends 2. My relationship with my mom in Oklahoma 3. A new career Today on the Meta challenge it said to list three things I am grateful for. Today these things mean the most to me as they are important to me everyday. I am blessed ... Read more

  • It is all good!!

    2/27/2015 11:42:09 AM, by RONIE11

    A few days ago I decided I had better have my hip looked at again.. after a fall in September and it wasn't getting better all kinds of thoughts run through your head.. I was worried that maybe the x-ray didn't pick up a hairline fracture or something and that over the last several months I was m... Read more

  • Celebration!

    2/27/2015 12:50:08 AM, by HANNAH_CALM

    In Gretchen Rubin's video The Years Are Short, she writes about her bus ride with her daughter on school days. How it annoyed her, and then she realized that for her daughter it was a big part of her life. So then she was thankful for it. Please watch the video, because it's so beautiful! Ordinary t... Read more

  • Good News/Bad News

    2/26/2015 11:24:27 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    The bad news is I found out today that the problem I've been having with my knee is arthritis, so even though it will stop hurting when the inflammation subsides, the pain will definitely be back. The good news is that exercise is beneficial to arthritis, so I can still get my walking in. I wa... Read more

  • Is It Friday Yet?

    2/26/2015 7:24:44 PM, by AANGEL3

    One more day and it's Friday. I can NOT wait for the weekend. I really need it! 24 Not a lot happening here for me. Just plugging along. I got my workout in today and eating has been good so far. Now to just get though the night at home. 40 So since I don't have a lot to say today...I'l... Read more

  • Keeping in touch

    2/26/2015 6:18:29 PM, by LINDAM.1

    the Oregon flag is the only one with two sides so to get a true flag is not the hand held. LINDAM.1 Friend gave me apricots for my oatmeal and spinach. Free is always a good price 247 213... Read more

  • 100%

    2/26/2015 5:59:54 PM, by BEC1021

    Oh yeah. Today I have got in 54 min cardio and my strength training. I'm filling great. I'm giving it my all 100%... Read more

  • New software

    2/26/2015 1:10:13 AM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    I recently purchased a program that helps me design my own recipes. It lets me input my ingredients and figures out the calories and nutrients for each serving. I am finding it very helpful because I prefer to be gluten-free and I use a lot of unusual flours, like garbanzo-fava flour, teff, sorghu... Read more

  • ups and downs

    2/25/2015 11:17:29 PM, by BEC1021

    Well today had ups and downs for me I got in 50 min cardio 15 min stretching and 1/2hr of strength training. Yay me. Was filling pretty good about my self today unit I got a phone call and found out I have PCOS. But I'm not doing to let that slow me down. Tomorrow I have plans to walk with a friend,... Read more

  • Oh Carrot Cake

    2/25/2015 6:57:57 PM, by AMARANTH13

    Oh, luscious Carrot Cake, bright shines thy beauty fair, when hands your sweetness eagerly received, and subtle patterns on the surface were perceived, Soft hills of frosting ringing golden valleys there. And then I scented sweet perfume was dancing in the air. Never was lust for the... Read more

  • Moving Forward On My WIP

    2/25/2015 6:24:22 PM, by AANGEL3

    While it's been slow, I am making progress on my WIP novel. Chapter 14 has proved to be tough. I have about 800 words or so to hit my goal of 3000 words. Once I get to the end of the chapter (and I'll know when the end is when I write it), I'll print it out in proof form, add it to my edit binder, t... Read more

  • signs of Spring

    2/25/2015 10:45:32 AM, by RONIE11

    It is so nice in the Western part of the country right now!! I have Daffodils and the fruit trees are blooming.. It gives hope of warm weather on its way. I have lived in Snow country and I am happy to not live there any longer.. but I do like to visit it!! Probably next winter we will meet... Read more

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 64th Week

    2/25/2015 9:34:48 AM, by BCJCPDX2012

    Just back from two weeks of a much needed vacation. My wife and I drove to St. George, Utah to visit her high school best friend that she just reconnected with this last year (after 45 years of estrangement) and then onto sunny, warm Phoenix, Arizona to stay with friends that I have know for that lo... Read more

  • TOPS recorded renewal

    2/24/2015 11:16:19 PM, by DISGUISEDBYPHAT

    2/24/2015 19.1 121.3... Read more

  • Keeping It Straight

    2/24/2015 6:46:15 PM, by AANGEL3

    I'm in book overload. I'm listening to one on my iPod (by Mandy Roth), reading one on my tablet while working out (by Coreene Callahan), and working on my own WIP. So far I'm keeping them all straight. 211 Work is work. Nothing new there. I'm so ready for retirement though. Six more years! 40... Read more

  • Giving myself 10 Days + Simple Smoothie Recipe

    2/24/2015 5:03:49 PM, by MONKEYTROUBLE28

    Tomorrow Im starting a new Goal. Thats right, I'm not waiting until MONDAY, I'm starting tomorrow. Middle of the week. Wednesday. Im going to blog about it everyday. Im going to exercise and track my food for 10 days. "only 10 days?" Do you even know me?! lol its easy after 3 days fo... Read more

  • super busy day

    2/24/2015 4:25:26 PM, by BEC1021

    was gone most the day but I did manage to get in some stretching and a strengthening workout this morning. I was also able to get in a sort walk earlier. I'm hoping to go for some more later tonight.... Read more

  • Day 2 Fat Flush Smoothie Shakedown..cultured veggies.

    2/24/2015 2:26:16 PM, by PEBBLESMARIE

    I'm feeling proud of myself for sticking to the program yesterday. Unfortunately, I only had one scoop left of protein powder but enough for my second shake. I ordered more last Saturday. It should be here today or tomorrow. I'm hoping today because the brand I used for this morning's smoothie was p... Read more

  • i love spark people you guys rock!

    2/24/2015 12:23:17 PM, by MAVIEPOOH

    that i can come here for free and get the kind of information and tracking is just awesome. Change of any kind is hard and getting the support here is wonderful. sometimes just putting your food in and realizing you ate almost your whole days worth of calories before lunch is enough to let you... Read more

  • A Little Bit of Crazy

    2/24/2015 12:18:58 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    My husband is an excellent carpenter. A year ago, he built a really awesome deck above his workshop. On warm evenings we turn on the satellite radio we got for ten dollars at a yard sale and eat dinner up there. We sit and talk, listen to the music (no commercials) and dance to a few slow songs. ... Read more

  • An Inconvenient Knee

    2/24/2015 12:36:43 AM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    I hurt my knee somehow. It's always the same knee. It just seems to go out every so often and it's extremely painful to walk. Before Sparkpeople, that didn't bother me overly much. It just gave me an excuse to sit down and do sedentary stuff. Since I became a Sparkperson, though, the inactivity... Read more

  • Ramblings

    2/23/2015 10:20:13 PM, by MCEARA-CO

    Once upon a time, I would have given up already. The feeling that life was not going according to "plan" (insert here: diet, exercise routine, budget, career path, desired family life, etc) even though I had planned it soo carefully and invested millions of brain cells focusing on how it would all w... Read more

  • a little frustrated

    2/23/2015 7:04:15 PM, by BEC1021

    Life has been so busy the past two days, that I have not been able to do my workout. Although I did buy new equipment yesterday to do my workouts at home. I'm so excited to start using them seems how I live in a small town where it's hard to get to the gym. Still trying to fined balance between My ... Read more

  • Monday Again

    2/23/2015 6:31:00 PM, by AANGEL3

    It was an...expensive...weekend for me. Hubby ended up with a new tablet. I just got tried of his complaining about how is old one wasn't the same as mine. Mine was a newer model. So now he has one. I shipped his ole one to my grandson in Oregon today. It's a great little tablet but hubby just wasn'... Read more

  • Day 1 Fat Flush Smoothie Shakedown

    2/23/2015 5:33:48 PM, by PEBBLESMARIE

    Today starts a 2 week shakedown for me. I'm following Ann Louise Gittleman's protocol for the Fat Flush Smoothie Shakedown. Ann Louise Gittleman is best known for her Fat Flush Diet. She is a wealth of knowledge. I actually lost weight on the Fat Flush program about 5 years ago. At that time I lo... Read more

  • Back after an absence of almost 7 years!

    2/23/2015 4:26:07 PM, by MSDEZANN

    Yep...I'm back. I'm healthier than I have been in a while...but it's taken a while to get there. And it sucked!!! I went from 197 back up to 272...I believe that was my highest ever!!! 198 Been back on track for almost 6 months now...eating healthy food and working out at least 5 days a week. ... Read more

  • My daily carb division/plan

    2/23/2015 1:57:41 PM, by AMARANTH13

    The one thing that was actually helpful about my visit with the nutritionist was that I learned that I should divide my carbs over the day, and not eat all of them at night. I still get cravings at night, and she said it was fine to have an extra carb serving as 'dessert' right after dinner because ... Read more

  • Back to Normal

    2/22/2015 11:20:30 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    After my small slip off the straight and narrow yesterday, I am back on track with the calories and even managed to balance my carb/fat/protein ratio purely by accident. We didn't do anything exciting today, just running errands. Grocery shopping (lots of fresh veggies) and a little gardening bec... Read more

  • Passed on to my son

    2/22/2015 12:05:36 PM, by F8CONE8

    My son was stressed. Everyday life, moving, bills, work, school and a 14 year old were just getting to him. He said he would love to get away for a few days. We talked about the times he and I played hookey and had a little 1 or 2 day adventure. Nothing big just away, having fun just the 2 of us... Read more

  • Hoping for a good day

    2/22/2015 11:42:41 AM, by GIVEUP30

    got to bed early and actually went to sleep so got up early to do some Spark before leaving for 288 class work all ready. Have a rest day everyone... Read more

  • The Meltdown challenge is done.

    2/22/2015 10:22:35 AM, by RONIE11

    So I had been invited to join a melt down challenge.. I was told you don't have to use their products to join in.. and its a fun way to push yourself into getting back into shape.. so I say "sure!! Why not!" (and it did!!) Well the 6 week challenge is over.. I have mixed feelings about it.. I d... Read more

  • Winter Hike: Metolius River trail

    2/22/2015 2:42:35 AM, by ALIHIKES

    I enjoyed a lovely winter hike with my hiking group today along the Metolius River near Camp Sherman. In January, this area was covered in snow, but it was been unseasonably warm for 3 weeks and the snow accumulation is gone. It is turning nippy again and winter is back! Which presented a bit of a p... Read more

  • Saturn's Day post

    2/22/2015 12:20:23 AM, by OONAOWL

    Wow, this weight loss stuff has be completely humbled & confused. I am never giving up though, will accept nothing less than 100% success & then sustain it. I am down a handful of pounds recently, but from eating very low carb (under 30 grams a day) you would think I would have lost much more in 2... Read more

  • Calorie Overload

    2/21/2015 9:42:13 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    I totally torpedoed my calorie range today. My husband and I spent the day in the Coos Bay area. I probably should have fixed breakfast at home, where I at least have some control over the calories on my plate, but as I was feeling half asleep, hungry and lazy all at the same time, I opted for bre... Read more

  • Oh my gosh!

    2/21/2015 6:52:05 PM, by RONIE11

    Do you ever just mess up so bad you just need to laugh at yourself.. Some where I read that a Taco Bell bean burrito was 100 calories. (I was wrong!!) So when we were out shopping and hubby wanted to stop at his favorite fast food place I said Oh that would be great I can have a few burritos ... ... Read more

  • week one

    2/21/2015 4:43:26 PM, by BEC1021

    Today I got to go for a walk for the first time in a long time, and I'm filling pretty good about it. My husband and I are making small goals for my self and he is supporting me 100%.... Read more

  • the Importance of Choice

    2/21/2015 1:02:09 PM, by STARDUST2K4

    I feel like ever since I admitted to myself that I have an addiction to food, I've used it as a crutch. The reality is that I have lost weight before. I have before, and I can again. Addiction or not, everything boils down to choice. Addiction does not remove responsibility. It doesn't take away th... Read more

  • Vet Troubles

    2/20/2015 7:44:46 PM, by AANGEL3

    So Myles (one of our cats) had his dental appt at the vet today. We waited until Feb to do it as the Vet offers a discount. They told us it would be $350 for the examine and extraction of a tooth. Well...they called hubby after he'd dropped Myles off. They needed to take two more teeth out and that ... Read more

  • goals can be depressing

    2/20/2015 10:27:45 AM, by MAVIEPOOH

    when you see that its been years and its right back to where you have been. its that mental oh wow you mean i CANT eat anything i want and still maintain the weight i lost. How did i not know that. Its an amazing question how we can watch the scale go up and up and not stop the behavior. i woul... Read more

  • I've hit Rock Top

    2/20/2015 10:05:07 AM, by RADFAMX6

    Two days ago I stepped on the scale and it read 195. Years app I swore I would never weigh over 190 again. Amazing that I can still squeeze into my size 14 jeans. Let's hear it for stretch denim. I have dairy issues and I don't get enough sleep. The last two nights I actually went to bed at a de... Read more

  • Verry Oregonion

    2/19/2015 10:36:18 PM, by LINDAM.1

    One Grandmother spent Time in Vancouver and parts of Oregon. One Grandmother whited un till she completed secretary school, before coming wither family to Oregon. Mothers dad has Liang before him in Oreegon... Read more

  • Almost Friday

    2/19/2015 7:28:11 PM, by AANGEL3 more day until the weekend. It seems to have been a long week even though it's really been a short one (4 days). The older I get the longer the weeks seem to be. 46 Eating wasn't good last night at home for dinner. But at least I didn't snack all night. Small win. 30 Other then... Read more

  • Twice in One Week!

    2/19/2015 7:26:35 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    I walked to the BiMart for the second time this week. It's 1.2 miles each way, and would probably not be that noteworthy except that when I first joined Sparkpeople it was a goal to walk to the BiMart at least once a week. It seemed like such an overwhelming task at that time that it filled me wit... Read more

  • If I only had a brain...

    2/19/2015 5:08:27 PM, by 13BAGGIERRA13

    This is just one of those 'Did I just do that?' days. It starts with the doctor appointment I mentioned yesterday. We arrived a minute late for the appointment only to find out it was 23 hours and 59 minutes early. Must have time traveled while driving.... Unfortunately that set the tone for ev... Read more

  • I learned a lot yesterday

    2/19/2015 12:24:13 PM, by RONIE11

    I learned a lot yesterday about the mini meals. I got some great response and some interesting articles to read 48 I actually have been sick for the last few days and have had the time to read and try my hand at different ideas.. My breakfast for one was too late in the day yesterday. So I... Read more

  • Slogans

    2/19/2015 11:49:14 AM, by HANNAH_CALM

    Last week, I was downtown with my mom to listen to a free noon concert. While we were walking around I noticed that there are a lot of slogans written everywhere. It seems nearly every company or organization has one. Either they always use it, or it's their current theme. Nonprofits have themes, co... Read more

  • Quick! Hide!!!

    2/19/2015 2:37:17 AM, by 13BAGGIERRA13

    39 Confession weight has gone up again. Unfortunately this is not a result of change in diet or lack of activity. Mystery weight seems to be my lot in life. It just appears. I swear I walk by the desert isle at Walmart (just the end of it) and BOOM another 5 pounds has found me by t... Read more

  • Hump Day Happenings Or Not

    2/18/2015 7:08:12 PM, by AANGEL3's Hump Day of a short work week. That means 2 more days until the weekend! 244 I wanted to work on my WIP but vegged out instead. I've been working on it but I'm not sure I'm happy with how Chapter 14 started out. I'm thinking about redoing it. 40 Not much else is happening her... Read more

  • Shift Happens!

    2/18/2015 1:40:25 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Change happens when you become more aware of where you are on your path and you take responsibility for your life. Taking one step at a time toward change, you transform your world .... thatís when shift happens! ~ Sherri Bishop ... Read more

  • I would like to know your thoughts

    2/18/2015 1:30:42 PM, by RONIE11

    I have been reading and hearing a lot about the benefits to eating several small meals a day. But I would really like to know how that is actually done. For example I know now with 3 meals a day that I can eat 400 calories a meal and then I can have a small snack at some point.. sometimes I ha... Read more

  • On my way...

    2/18/2015 11:44:54 AM, by SLMUELLER83

    I am feeling better about myself. Doing more aerobic exercises, eating right, and have more energy. I can see I'm slimming just not losing, which I understand due to muscle build up, but none the less I am ON MY WAY!! :)... Read more

  • Loving Myself Challenge

    2/18/2015 11:27:33 AM, by ZORAHGAIL

    Starting on 2/23, I'll be participating in the Water Challenge put on by Christina at This is perfectly aligned with my desire to get back to basics here on SP. There will be daily prizes and giveaways, so I invite you to join in!... Read more

  • Have a laugh...

    2/18/2015 9:27:02 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    One-liners The plumber can't put in the bathroom fixtures until next month. That's a shower stall if I've ever heard one. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds. When it comes to telling her age, she's shy.....about ten years shy. I didn't believe my wife when she sa... Read more

  • Leftover calories?

    2/17/2015 11:07:53 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    I walked 80 minutes today. Two different trips. I ate a good breakfast, a satisfying lunch and chicken with a heaping helping of cauliflower for dinner. At the end of the day, I found myself with almost 600 uneaten calories to reach the lower end of my calorie range. Well, I wasn't hungry, and I... Read more

  • When Tuesday Becomes Monday

    2/17/2015 7:34:00 PM, by AANGEL3

    Yep..although it's feels like a Monday. I was off yesterday for Pres Day. We didn't do anything except to buy a new mattress and box spring. And a headboard/foot-board for it. We've never had those before. And our old mattress was like 20 years old! It was time for a new one! So we both... Read more

  • It looks like Spring

    2/17/2015 6:00:57 PM, by LINDAM.1

    Selling rental property that was supposed to be my income. Now just getting $300 something, Air national Guard income(20years). HORAY for service no medical. Eating well has been hard, Money tight.... Read more

  • who knew water was this AMAZING!

    2/17/2015 3:57:37 PM, by S73SAMMY

    I have never been one for water. Tea yes! Tea has been my friend since I was 9. Then I added diet coke to my diet which became the second thing I would drink daily. I have struggled with my weight since I was 33. I am now 42 and at a shameful 220lbs. Over the last few years I have had migraines and ... Read more

  • Red Cross

    2/17/2015 12:33:04 PM, by GIVEUP30

    was called in today to go help the Red Cross not suppose to be my day but I can do it. 282... Read more

  • It's a snow day....and I'm stuck at home...and I'm having fun.....

    2/17/2015 5:25:58 AM, by PHILLIPS661

    my grandson Caiden Lee Roy Phillips now at 9 months...time he is in his football hat...ain't he the cutest? If you goto the Birding across America team you can see all the pics I took while being snowed in...17 species of birds...I actually took over 700 today but you get to see the be... Read more

  • Three good things

    2/16/2015 11:19:26 PM, by BIPAGANROSE

    This week is easy to find three good things. I went on two deliberate dates with my Sweetie. We've needed those for a while. I had an awesome night on Valentine's Day. And we went to his family for his niece's third birthday, and I had a great time getting to know and bonding with my sister in law. ... Read more

  • Resting Heart Rate

    2/16/2015 10:55:34 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    I was doing a little research on the internet today about resting heart rates Here's what I found out: Most people's resting heart rate is between 60 and 100. Normal is 70 to 75. A healthy person's resting heart rate is between 60 and 75. If your rhr is consistently at 80 or abo... Read more

  • Spark Restart :)

    2/16/2015 12:38:12 PM, by ZORAHGAIL

    It's been almost a year since I've been active here. I did some amazing things in that time (ninja warrior! powerlifting!) but I'm ready to get back to basics (again hehe). One of my 2015 goals is to do a powerlifting competition without having to do a water/carb manipulation cut the week of. ... Read more

  • Over A Century Ago...

    2/16/2015 12:50:09 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    Maybe this will boggle your mind, I know it did mine! The year is 1905, just over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some of the U.S. statistics for 1905: - The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years. - Only 14 percent of the homes in the U... Read more

  • The Texas Roadhouse

    2/16/2015 12:07:21 AM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    Oh, boy. My husband and I ate at the Texas Roadhouse this evening. I did the smart thing and went online to look at their menu before we went out. I decided exactly what I was going to eat and how many calories it would be. Armed with my information and my resolve, I entered the restaurant with ... Read more

  • I'm home!

    2/15/2015 8:49:39 PM, by RONIE11

    We were gone for our 25th wedding anniversary! We had a wonderful time.. we went up the Coast of Oregon to one of our favorite spots... so many surprises that I have lost track... hubby ordered a heart shaped pizza... we mostly ate in our room but that was a special on Valentines day :) he bought u... Read more

  • Emergen-C & Yogurt Guilt-free Healthy Treat

    2/15/2015 7:21:10 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I don't know if there's anything "unhealthy" with the Emergen-C (1000mg C) packets but I've been using them for years and really like 'em. Lately, rather than dissolving a packet in a whole glass of water and drinking it, I've been stirring a packet in about 1/4 cup of water then mixing i... Read more

  • Tomorrows a New Day

    2/15/2015 2:36:51 PM, by CSBALDWINS

    I know that this weight lose journey is about learning how to eat right. I didn't put the weight on over night, so I am not going to lose it over night. I will have days that are bad, and yesterday was one of them. It's all about the learning process. Hopefully one day I will be able to get up a... Read more

  • Finally....100 POUNDS LOST!!! (And not looking for!)

    2/15/2015 10:39:37 AM, by RENZRYD

    Sorry this blog will not have any photos...I was not prepared and I am in an utter worldwind to get out the door this morning, and maybe go to the gym before church. I seriously have taken the last 2 weeks off, no gym, no calorie counting, no limitation on candy or snacks....and SOMEHOW, when I... Read more

  • The scale keeps calling me

    2/15/2015 1:14:18 AM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    I've promised myself I won't weigh until the end of the month. The wait is killing me. The reason I decided to avoid the scale is because I don't want it to be the focus of this get-healthy project. Seems like I've been on one diet or another for most of my adult life, so I don't want to think o... Read more

  • food

    2/14/2015 5:29:21 PM, by KAMBRIC1

    My relationship with food is not healthy but definitely getting better.... Read more

  • True Love

    2/14/2015 4:23:27 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    Up until DH's heart attack three years ago, we were self indulgent junk foodies. Our diet and lifestyle has obviously done a 180 since that time. We are still novice and love learning all we can about nutrition and fitness. Dave was always a very picky eater. He absolutely hated spinach and coul... Read more

  • Another dose of reality

    2/14/2015 11:10:57 AM, by CATHYHASSPARK

    Well when I said I needed to change up my lifestyle , this week certainly proved that. This week I was diagnosed with diabetes 2. I felt very emotional and overwhelmed, in fact it was my worst fear come true when it came to my health. I started changing that day, I am following a low carb d... Read more