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  • Maxine

    8/2/2014 3:04:15 AM, by SUNSHINE65

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  • Just when I thought chivalry was dead!

    8/2/2014 1:08:17 AM, by JOYOUS1917

    A guy helped my limb my tree today - 1 1/2 hours! He was walking by and offered. ... Read more

  • August 2014

    8/2/2014 12:43:36 AM, by 58CYNTHIAANN

    I have been exercising almost everyday in July missed one day due to DR appointments and two days to make sure the whole house was clean from top to bottom before my husband started his chemo. Today was the first treatment now we go through whatever will happen and in 21 days will start have anothe... Read more

  • No Soda challenge

    8/2/2014 12:06:11 AM, by RJFERRARO315

    I'm joining a wellness challenge at work this month. No soda for August. The last couple weeks I've been paying more attention to how much pop I've been drinking and trying to make healthier choices. Eh. But today is the day. No pop for me. I know a result will be I drink more water which I hav... Read more

  • Men!

    8/1/2014 9:38:15 PM, by FIT4MEIN2013

    I am so sick of mine right now! He has 0 tolerance for heat. I am always cold. If it is over 65F, he bitches about it being "too freakin' hot!". I don't complain until it is under 65, but then I get COLD! I wear a jacket until it is about 80. 75, anyways. Today it is 93 and he is snapping at the dog... Read more

  • Humor for Hot Chicks

    8/1/2014 7:33:05 PM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    I don't know about you ....... but this Chick is Hot! ...... I don't know if humor will help .......... But it can't hurt. I guess this one had to learn the h... Read more

  • July Results: Spectacular Fail, Some NSVs

    8/1/2014 3:27:07 PM, by ALIHIKES

    My July weigh in results were the WORST ever since I started on SP. I gained 7 pounds in one month. And Ė uh oh, my pants are feeling too tight. Why the fail? Well, overeating, stress eating, and less exercise. Momís funeral was earlier this month, and I spent a lot... Read more

  • #backontrack Day 1

    8/1/2014 1:58:56 PM, by JRDUPREE

    I have been very easy going on my SparkPeople for several weeks now. I go through the motions without really embracing them. I have only been tracking my food 75% of the time and not making good choices. I read my goal board without really thinking about what the goals really mean to me. I have ... Read more

  • I'm back!

    8/1/2014 1:35:13 PM, by OTTERMOM2

    Yes, we got back from vacation yesterday. While on vacation, I felt like I never wanted it to end, but as soon as we headed the car homeward, I could NOT wait to get home. If you want to see pics, check out my book blog ( westmetromommy.blogspot.
    com ). On Saturdays, I host a m... Read more

  • We can do this!

    8/1/2014 1:30:59 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

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  • The Next Step

    8/1/2014 11:14:01 AM, by DEBTEVELDAHL

    Now for the next step. I started out with an appointment with my nutritionist. She sat me down and explained to me in detail what prediabetes is. She said that my A1C is 5.7. That is good news to me, since that is just on the cusp of prediabetes. The range is 5.7 to 6.4. Prediabetes is a risk... Read more

  • Starting a family

    8/1/2014 7:44:09 AM, by GIVEUP30

    Hope for a happy future for all new family ... Read more

  • Oh Please Let This Week Be Over!

    7/31/2014 7:25:58 PM, by AANGEL3

    I'm so ready for this week to be over. It's been a long, slow slide to Friday. The only time the time has gone too fast is at night, when I'm trying to write. Then it speeds right along and it's midnight before I know it. I have to force myself to go to bed. Then I'm back up at 4 AM with hubby. Of ... Read more

  • What to do about CHOCOLATE craving....

    7/31/2014 7:07:31 PM, by JOYOUS1917

    Recipe: 3-4 ice cubes, l c. water, 2 tsp. cocoa, 2 tsp. stevia OR/monk fruit(lo Han), 1 scoop Whey protein. Blend in Magic Bullet. 75 calories! May add Unsw. almond milk. Add 30 Calories. ... Read more

  • Rejoicing

    7/31/2014 1:30:03 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I have so many things to be thankful for today, but there is one major blessings that I am rejoicing about today . . . and that is because I found a tooth on the living room rug this morning. What's so special about finding a ... Read more

  • RECONCILIATION

    7/31/2014 8:52:21 AM, by GIVEUP30

    THERE WAS NEVER A GOOD WAR OR A BAD PEACE ... Read more

  • The Mother-In-Law Chronicles

    7/31/2014 8:14:26 AM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    "I understand you are dating my Son; We NEED TO TALK." ....... This live account was shared by a spark member, as are all the other stories. They are true so...... Read along. This MIL to be was also her BOSS and she sat the ... Read more

  • Little bits add up!

    7/30/2014 10:58:04 PM, by LESLIE_K

    Today's little bits: Completed 2 minute plank challenge (Boy, it sucked but I didn't quit!) Finished new short story for publication 20 push ups Got in more than my daily allowance of veggies Finished a sink full of dishes Finished a load of laundry Jogged with the dog around the... Read more

  • Breathe..

    7/30/2014 9:06:07 PM, by AUBREY_DAKOTA96

    Breathing . one of the essences of all life . everything has to breath in one way or another . We breath to sustain our body's , but what if breathing can effect us in some other way ? well it can and it starts with you , So i have a trick to help you control your breathing in a way that calms and h... Read more

  • Nothing But.....

    7/30/2014 7:46:05 PM, by AANGEL3

    Unbearable slowness today! The slow slide into the weekend continues. I swear the most exciting part of my days this week (other then seeing my hubby of course) has been being able to get some writing done at night. And even then O kind of got stalled on a point in chapter 2. I decide to move on to ... Read more

  • AFRAID TO LOOK AT THE SCALES....

    7/30/2014 4:22:50 PM, by JOYOUS1917

    Am starting over anyway, even though I have not gotten on the scales. It is really freeing actually to not see the results of a year of insanity. I just KNOW that I will lose if I watch the intake and do the exercising. I feel better already this week. ... Read more

  • It's Been a While...

    7/30/2014 1:04:27 PM, by KRISTALSHYT

    So I see I haven't been very active here for... months. Well, I haven't stopped losing weight or exercising, or any of that. Life has just been terribly busy. I had a lot of travel to visit various family members, and finally my summer is starting to settle down. I showed up today because I finally ... Read more

  • Success

    7/30/2014 11:57:06 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Our habits - especially bad ones - are not easy to change. Sometimes they seem to be set in cement . . . hard and unmovable. But, over time with diligence and a bucket of Stick-To-It (super glue), they can be replaced by good... Read more

  • DETERMINATION

    7/30/2014 11:36:41 AM, by GIVEUP30

    ALWAYS GIVE YOUR BEST AND NEVER STOP TRYING ... Read more

  • I am accountable

    7/30/2014 11:17:01 AM, by CATHYHASSPARK

    No matter what I do I am accountable. If I lose weight , if I gain weight I am accountable for myself. right now I am taking a medication that causes weight gain this is hard for me , I feel I have to work that much harder to see any result. But you know what? I am not going to stress and knock ... Read more

  • August goal

    7/30/2014 10:49:15 AM, by HOUNDOGLOVER76

    So I know if I ever want to reach my weight loss goals I need to stop the almost daily alcohol drinks that I let myself have...even two or three beers/ glasses of wine is an extra at least 300-500 calories and then I lose my resolve, then I'm not motivated to workout in the morning, vicious cycle. I... Read more

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 34th Week

    7/30/2014 10:36:37 AM, by BCJCPDX2012

    Began regulating my meds to see if I could gain control of these low blood sugar spells I was getting. I quit taking one of my medications and took 1/2 of the prescribed amount of the other and my blood glucose rose to 137, so I went back to 1/2 and 1/2 and my morning reading was at 95 this morning.... Read more

  • just a check-in.

    7/29/2014 10:08:52 PM, by MRSBENNETT2

    Still struggling with that whole thing about resolutions and then derailment. I haven't derailed in a huge way, just haven't been as strict with the nutrition as I wanted to be, knowing my bad habit of putting on weight while I'm away from home. Still going to the gym five days a week and concentr... Read more

  • And It's Tuesdayyyyyyyyyy!

    7/29/2014 6:53:12 PM, by AANGEL3

    Man..is it me or does this week seem to be going slow? Or maybe it's just my work day that's dragging. I know the time seemed to fly by last night as I worked on my book. Three hours had passed before I knew it. I'm still not sure if I'm 100 % happy with chapter two. But I'll leave it and move on to... Read more

  • Reinvigorating through planning!

    7/29/2014 5:56:09 PM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    OK. I need a goal to work for! I am sooooo lazy right now. I can't seem to get my sleeping going, and thus my exercise is sucking, thus I am eating a bunch of crap. That said, I am still wearing my fitbit and keeping track of steps, and I have been really active on the weekends. What I need is... Read more

  • GOOD SAMARITAN

    7/29/2014 2:43:31 PM, by GIVEUP30

    ALWAYS OFFER A HELPING HAND AND EXPECT NOTHINING RETURN... Read more

  • In No Particular Order

    7/29/2014 2:25:24 PM, by FIT4MEIN2013

    Some things that I ran across today while I was looking for my new page background that I thought were inspiring. ... Read more

  • I am feeling pretty damn good

    7/29/2014 1:35:52 PM, by ONEPEACEGODDESS

    I am two pounds away from attaining my first weight loss goal. I AM TWO POUNDS AWAY FROM REACHING MY GOAL! 2 POUNDS! Since February I've lost 28 pounds. I am almost at the weight I was when I checked in to have my son 5 years ago. I have (almost entirely) stopped eating fast food and ... Read more

  • Summerfest Art in the Park 2014

    7/29/2014 11:28:23 AM, by TUBLADY

    Some of you might have seen my comments in friends feed about my working to create more jewelry for my Art in the Park show. It was this past Sunday, July 27, 2014. This is the seventh year I have been admitted. There were a few years I didn't apply. There were a few years I never thought ... Read more

  • Enjoyable weekend (hike, kayak)

    7/28/2014 11:45:42 PM, by ALIHIKES

    My friend Charly visited from California for a long weekend visit; she arrived on Thursday and left on Monday. She likes healthy eating and exercise, so it was easy to stay on track during her visit. On Saturday we hiked Wychus Preserve. It was a hot and long canyon hike, more difficult tha... Read more

  • TRIP OF A LIFETIME

    7/28/2014 9:51:17 PM, by GIVEUP30

    HE WHO WOULD TRAVEL HAPPILY MUST TRAVEL LIGHT ... Read more

  • Weekend Odds And Ends

    7/28/2014 7:15:13 PM, by AANGEL3

    This is my standard Monday weekend update blog. So grab a seat and her we gooooooooo!!! Friday night I was going to make these ribs we bought for dinner but they took an hour to cook, and since I don't get home until almost 6 from work, there was no way I was going to cook them. Good thing I ha... Read more

  • Unconscious Binge Eating

    7/28/2014 6:14:48 PM, by SHANAYNAYGAL

    For the most part I eat healthy during the day but when it becomes evening I eat, a lot. I am aware of this and am trying to fix it but the other night I did something that schocked and even sickened me. I was falling asleep as my boyfriend was talking to me so he walked me to my room and I was o... Read more

  • Stepping it up and Sticking with It

    7/28/2014 12:00:32 PM, by LOOPYLOU0363

    In my last blog I wrote about getting honest and renewing my goals. I am happy to report that I have been on track for the last ten days. I am tracking my nutrition and fitness, portion controlled snacks and meals, drinking water and exercising. Cardio and strength training. MOTIV... Read more

  • Balance

    7/28/2014 11:38:13 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    It's going to be another busy week and I have placed taking care of myself at the top of my TO DO each day. ... Read more

  • Some funny late nite...

    7/27/2014 11:41:47 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    I saw that Hillary Clinton visited the headquarters of Twitter and Facebook yesterday. Hillary would also have visited LinkedIn, but she already knows what job she wants. -Jimmy Fallon Netflix is testing a new feature that will allow you to hide what you've been watching. You just click the but... Read more

  • Lovely Sunday

    7/27/2014 11:27:53 PM, by FIT4MEIN2013

    Since we did Relay yesterday, Molly and I did not walk to church this am. We went to Bible Study, then worship, then we had a potluck afterward. Molly took a Spaghetti Salad and I took a sugar-free cherry cheesecake 'salad' (I think it is more dessert than salad). Cherry Cheesecake 'Salad" ... Read more

  • Getting tired of restarting again!

    7/27/2014 6:23:32 PM, by LAWMARLANE

    ok here I go again restarting again this seems to be my pattern of life right now, I do good for a short while then I relax and just stop. The next thing I know I back into old habits of self sabotage and self doubt. Grant it I don't allow myself to completely fall off but I still have negative thin... Read more

  • Got the steps in today!

    7/27/2014 1:28:38 AM, by FIT4MEIN2013

    Today was relay for life and Molly and I went when it started to do our laps. She got in 17 laps and I did my 20 for a total of 5 miles. After dinner, Rich and I went back and I did another 10 laps for a total of 30 laps/7.5 miles today. Add that to my daily walking and I ended the day with a p... Read more

  • Summer fun!

    7/26/2014 10:15:48 PM, by GUITARPLAYER7

    This summer is flying by. I have been having fun gardening with my children and my 2 grandsons who are both 2 yrs old. I have also been able to help my daughter with 3 yard sales. I get to babysit for my son and his wife 1-2 evenings a week so they can go to the gym. I have been attending Overeaters... Read more

  • 2012 Darwin Awards

    7/26/2014 9:24:11 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    This award is given to some person who eliminates himself effectively from the human gene pool through an outstanding if not original display of uniqueness in his thinking process. Nominee No. 1: [San Jose Mercury News]: An unidentified man, using a shotgun... Read more

  • Looking back, looking forward

    7/26/2014 6:31:29 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Just curious . . . . (My note would say LIVE TODAY!) Well we all know life doesn't allow do-overs. We can't go back and change anything . . . but we can decide today to make a difference, for today and tomorrow . . . ... Read more

  • It's all relative!

    7/26/2014 5:56:35 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    A little humor for today: This is the true story of George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi, who was going to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the shed. George opened the door to go turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed in the process of stealing things... Read more

  • You know it's July in Florida when:

    7/26/2014 4:50:26 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    - Hot water comes out of both taps. - You find out that a seatbelt buckle makes a pretty nice branding iron. - The trees are whistling for the dogs. - You find out that you can get sunburned through your car window. - The birds need to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground. -... Read more

  • Prediabetes The Journey Begins

    7/26/2014 3:40:24 AM, by DEBTEVELDAHL

    Yesterday I got a call from my doctor's office. The nurse explained to me that I am prediabetic. She wanted me to make an appointment to come in and take a class from the Clinic Registered Dietitian. I, of course, made the appointment. You could have knocked me over with a feather when she annou... Read more

  • Too much food!

    7/25/2014 11:14:06 PM, by FIT4MEIN2013

    For the 2nd time in 2 years, I over ate today. Ugh! But that was the end of the day. To start the day off, Molly & I did 3 sets of stairs at the fish ladder. There are 97 steps, so we felt it! I took some truly aw... Read more

  • New Goals

    7/25/2014 11:00:54 PM, by DESIROCKS

    I am going for a look and feel, not a number. I am rewarding myself for consistent good choices in food, fitness, and self-care. For every week I am making good, consistent choices, I will do something I really enjoy. ... Read more

  • How We See Ourselves vs How Others See Us

    7/25/2014 6:33:45 PM, by AANGEL3

    This was going to be a typical Friday blog. Filled all the leftovers from my week. The things I wanted to blog about but forgot to add each day. Then I saw this on my Facebook page and decide this was more important to share and blog about. The first two sentences in this blog are me.They are the fi... Read more

  • Getting serious. Day 2

    7/25/2014 12:23:13 AM, by BACCISMOM

    Why do I need to exercise and eat right? The answer is simple... Each morning that I eat wrong or don't workout I feel like this Worrying about my weight , feeling bad because my clothes fit tight. When I make bet... Read more

  • Back from Vacation...

    7/24/2014 7:17:32 PM, by BOOKAPHILE

    I'm back from 3 weeks sailing around Washington State's San Juan Islands. Our sailboat is 26 feet long, and has no room for my scale or many steps while onboard. I consider it a victory that I only gained 1 pound over that 3 week period. Of course, I started with some up pounds, so I have my work... Read more

  • Dragon Fruit Cupcakes

    7/24/2014 7:15:43 PM, by AANGEL3

    A co-worker's GF made cupcakes with Dragon fruit. I'll admit to hearing about Dragon fruit, but I have no idea what it taste's like, what the health bennies are, or even if there are any. So I did what everyone whit these burning questions would do...I Goggled it! And here is a link with some basic ... Read more

  • Note to self: Keep Eating.

    7/24/2014 5:20:51 PM, by LESLIE_K

    I'm losing weight. Counting calories, increasing my exercise, doing all the things I know will work to shed the pounds that I gained over the past year. (A year, I should add, of not worrying one iota about my dress size, my reflection, or a number on a scale). And, it's working. Down five pounds ov... Read more

  • Make Today Count!

    7/24/2014 9:57:47 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    After all, before ya know it, it'll be Halloween. What would YOU be able to accomplish in 100 days if you really set your mind to it? Instead of wishin' & hoping - - - let's make it happen! ... Read more

  • Keep Your Honey In The Moon

    7/24/2014 7:59:20 AM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    People use the phrase "the Honeymoon is over" .... But does it have to end? Getting married is kind of like getting something shiny new ........ But one thing for sure ........ whether it's a new car, a new tech toy or squeaky ... Read more

  • would you put your hard earned cash on the line?

    7/23/2014 9:35:02 PM, by DISGUISEDBYPHAT

    Watch this read this article and then comment if you would do it. Why or why not? Healthy wage ------- news.yahoo.com/blogs/nig
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  • Weak....I'm SO Weak!

    7/23/2014 7:13:14 PM, by AANGEL3

    I came into work this morning and there it set on my desk, mocking me. A gallon Ziploc baggie full of homemade Puff caramel corn. I could feel my willpower wilting under the glare of those golden, caramely puffed kernels. I knew who was responsible for this heinous act..my boss's wife, my friend Kel... Read more

  • Getting Serious Day 1

    7/23/2014 6:07:15 PM, by BACCISMOM

    Today is the 3rd day I have been on Spark people. Even though I joined a few years ago, I have not tracked for ages. I'm excited to be a part of this great site. It is taking me a while to figure out where everything is. but I think I'm catching on. When I first joined I was nearly 8 ... Read more

  • Going Good

    7/23/2014 5:31:41 PM, by DAYYOU123

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  • Fair and Grands

    7/23/2014 1:40:10 PM, by F8CONE8

    Wow what a week so far. We have been setting up and babysitting the Coos County Fair and visiting our grandkids here at home. They are such good sports about it all. Tomorrow is DH birthday so we can entertain him and then bowling (a first in many years for me) either tomorrow or Frid... Read more

  • Perspective

    7/23/2014 10:17:03 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 33rd Week

    7/23/2014 10:08:20 AM, by BCJCPDX2012

    Suffering from low blood sugars this morning. Woke up at 3:00am and it took me a half an hour to get back to sleep. Early morning finger stick read '63' - extremely low. Though my A1c came back at "5.7" I am cutting my dosage of glipizide back to 1/4 of what was prescribed from 1/2. These low blood ... Read more

  • 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 Ė Day 6

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

    Itís been a busy few days. I havenít 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 grandparentsí (their fatherís 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

    Momís funeral this weekend was a beautiful ceremony, family only, and her ashes were buried in the little memorial rose garden next to dadís 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