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  • Updating My Goals

    8/17/2017 9:49:25 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I thought I should update my goals from earlier in the year, and report on my progress so far. I'm following a very generous grading system (used by a local health system when they are giving wellness bonuses to employees): Achieved or exceeded Goal: A Made progress toward goal: B Maintaine... Read more

  • August 17, 2017

    8/17/2017 7:03:26 PM, by MERRYJO1

    Today, I continue to be impressed with the progress others have made. So I am determined to make some weight loss progress. I know that since I joined Sparkpeople I have eliminated binge type eating and overeating in the evening after dinner plus taking a sandwich to bed with me to eat while I r... Read more

  • No Safe Port in this Storm

    8/16/2017 5:28:26 PM, by SPICY23

    One can prepare, practice, and drill in preparation and readiness for many crises and disasters, not to mention for ordinary daily performance as well. It's called training. It's what we do here on Spark People. Even so, there will be trials and tests. Old patterns of behavior will come to one'... Read more

  • 8/16

    8/16/2017 11:26:48 AM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    I am trying not to get down. The scale says I am down but I see no difference in how I look, how my clothes feel and fit, and how I feel. I tried yoga today. I am so stiff and unsteady I could only do 10 minutes. To think I used to help other do yoga is nearly laughable. I got my work ID yester... Read more

  • Fixin' my Misfit

    8/15/2017 4:02:35 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    This is the third time The Flimsy plastic clasp that holds my Misfit has broken. I've been running around here without it for the past week or so and feel naked. So today I took some 12 gauge round copper wire and 22 gauge half round copper and bronze and did a quick fix with a bit of wire we... Read more

  • Switching things up a bit

    8/15/2017 10:54:33 AM, by CARRIELAINE1

    I've been at a stand still with weight loss for a while and it's frustrating. I'm logging my food and tracking my fitness but still the scale won't move. I signed up for SparkPeople Premium and emailed a Spark Coach to get a better insight to what's preventing me from losing weight. The coach was... Read more

  • Its Huckleberry time again

    8/14/2017 10:08:07 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Each year we make the 2.5 hour drive to Becky's Diner in Union Creek Near Crater Lake national Park. DH & I split a club sandwich (I remembered to order without the third slice of bread in the middle) And it was still so filling because of the yummmy meat!! We choose this time of year because... Read more

  • 8/14

    8/14/2017 7:50:24 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    Been blogging a ton on my private site. Down 75 pounds. Still 150-200 to go. So slow!!!... Read more

  • Points to Ponder

    8/13/2017 12:58:34 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    1. I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. 2. Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. 3. T... Read more

  • 8/11

    8/12/2017 10:41:42 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    Ok... I've been spending all my blogging time on launching my monetized blog... https://resigningasthegeneralm Check it out.... Read more

  • Orcas Island: relaxing and inspiring

    8/12/2017 5:36:26 PM, by ALIHIKES

    My week at Orcas Island in Washington was relaxing and inspiring. I attended a creativity workshop for one week, and my friend Martina and I enjoyed exploring the island for an extra couple of days. The Northwest has been covered by smoke from wildfires; I was grateful it was cooler and less smoky o... Read more

  • Scary and Exhilarating: More Adventures.

    8/11/2017 1:11:23 AM, by GRAMMACATHY

    "Come to the beach" It was an invitation from my lovely DIL. What could be better than an afternoon on the river with the grandkids. At the last minute I grabbed my life jacket on the off chance they had the jet skis with them. Glad I did. After my son dunked himself a couple times in ... Read more

  • Spark Premium

    8/9/2017 12:04:49 PM, by CARRIELAINE1

    Signed up for Spark Premium today. Yeah... Read more

  • People in Dubai don’t like the Flintstones...

    8/9/2017 5:26:18 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    What's the difference between a bird and a fly? The bird can fly, but the fly can't bird. I told my girlfriend she drew her eyebrows too high. She seemed surprised. Two clowns are eating a cannibal. One turns to the other and says, “I think we got this joke wrong.” What’s the di... Read more

  • New Diet .....per Nutritionist.....

    8/9/2017 1:41:01 AM, by BECKY672

    192 : 171 194 : 2 bottles (16.9 oz each) 222 : 3 Ok, so still doing same.....basically. Saw the Nutrinionist today , she said my habits are not to bad, except of course my soda, so I am now on a low calorie high protein diet...about 7 small meals & 1 main meal. She suggest... Read more

  • Happy weight...

    8/9/2017 12:07:52 AM, by 5GRAMMYDIANA

    My clothes are getting bigger, so I must be getting smaller. I am not exhausted all the time. I look forward (most days) to working in the garden. I like the face I see in the mirror better. I really like the food I am choosing to eat now.... Read more

  • Karrie's 2017 Journey Week 2

    8/7/2017 1:13:10 AM, by HERE2BTHIN

    Okay, this Last Week did not go as Planned. Wanted to start on the "Right Foot" & before I knew it.........SH....IT Happens !!!!!!!! Monday was okay. Even Tuesday was Okay. Get to Wednesday Morning-Mid Afternoon no Problems. Then Wednesday early Evening we get a Email from a Client, that s... Read more

  • 8/5 b

    8/5/2017 3:15:00 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    oops... I put the wrong date on thing yesterday. Still the same. I see no changes. I also know my husband is lying to me. He got a ticket and won't tell me about it. He keeps a journal that he invited me to read but thinks I don't read. I do. He has stopped tracking porn free days... sigh. H... Read more

  • My Support Team

    8/5/2017 1:59:51 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    I forget to write in here, because I also have another blog that I am writing down my thoughts during this health journey. I am almost out of the 370s so this up coming week will be a big week for me, to protect myself from self sabatoge to meet my goals. Do you have a support team? Sadly, I... Read more

  • 8/5

    8/4/2017 12:31:40 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    Went to a family reunion and still ate well. Of course, I had to bring and make all of the food I ate, but it worked out.... Read more

  • New goal...

    8/3/2017 1:06:49 AM, by 5GRAMMYDIANA

    I am working on having whole grains in my food plan everyday. I have been searching recipes for whole grains in salads. Anyone have a favorite?... Read more

  • Elevator squats - whoa!

    8/2/2017 4:15:52 PM, by CARRIELAINE1

    So, I started doing squats in the elevator at work (when I'm alone). Holy cow! Without even trying I think I'm doing about 50 squats a day. Doesn't seem like much until you try to move the next day. A few more weeks (months) of this and I'm going to have toned legs and a tight tushy.... Read more

  • Commitment: Physical Therapy, Phase 2

    8/1/2017 11:12:26 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    For the past month or so, I've been doing PT for my shoulder. They're still not sure what it is. . . But if the next few weeks don't fix it, they'll schedule me for an MRI. So, today I've updated my SP Daily Goals to include my PT routine and icing my shoulder 3 times a day. I gave my t... Read more

  • I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life

    7/31/2017 7:58:37 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?' 'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up, I informed him. 'All the food was slow.' 'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?' 'It was a place called "at Home,'' I explained! '... Read more

  • I'm seeing some progress

    7/31/2017 4:43:07 PM, by CARRIELAINE1

    Even though I feel like I've been at this for a couple of months I'm finally starting to see the scale move - downward. I'm down 8 lbs the hard way. I'm starting to realize that for my body I can't pay too much attention to the extra calories I'm given when I exercise more. My calories left in th... Read more

  • Fun Stuff: Fort Clatsop and Warrior Rock Lighthouse

    7/30/2017 11:23:22 PM, by GRAMMACATHY

    Friday, was suppose to be a swim, walk and yoga day. However, after calling my swim friend who is also a childhood friend, we decided to skip everything and drive to the beach to pick up the Senior National Park Pass for $10.00. It paid for itself as we visited Fort Clatsop. Then we drove out on ... Read more

  • Karrie's Journey Week 1, Day 1

    7/30/2017 2:31:46 PM, by HERE2BTHIN

    I've been gone for a little over 2 Years. I haven't majorly gain. But, I haven't majorly Lost anything either. 40 I've just froze at the current Weight, I left at. Which I guess that's an achievement. Even though it was a Mixture of eating Healthy & Junk Food Junkie Days. Okay, Okay, Okay !!!... Read more

  • I'M BACK !!!!!!!!!!

    7/30/2017 2:16:49 AM, by HERE2BTHIN

    Hey Yawl, I know, I know. It's been what 2 Years. 24 I could give you LOTS of Excuses. And very Valid Excuses. But, I won't. It was my own stupidity & letting Life get to me. GOOD NEWS-- I did not gain, not 1 Lb while I've been away. 211 BAD NEWS-- I didn't lose weight ei... Read more

  • 7/28

    7/28/2017 10:36:42 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    Ended my fast after 50 hours. I could have gone further if I didn't start my period and didn't have a 17-20 hour day. I need god's help!... Read more

  • 7/27

    7/27/2017 1:40:35 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    Still fasting I really need to humble my heart, gain god's blessings and help with this. The stress in my life is overwhelming and need god's intervention! I need help with health, my daughter making poor choices, my ability with relationships, a job, and my daughter... and on and on. Here's to 48 h... Read more

  • 7/26/17. Back at work

    7/27/2017 7:12:20 AM, by BECKY672

    100 Ok so I am officially Gall bladder free. Yay My health is a little better but my weight is worse My attitude is better at work so far, have been very tired due to lack of staff By I have only been back a few hours...Lol I go see a nutritionist next month per Dr. Orders.... maybe i... Read more

  • 7/26

    7/26/2017 10:55:40 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    Fasting again today. I feel down about progress, parenting, marriage and really need God's help. I wonder if God would know how despite and serious I am for change if I fasted longer. I wonder how many days I could go... 27 hours so far...... Read more

  • Down 3.6 pounds this morning

    7/25/2017 8:13:19 PM, by AMYISSUCCEEDING

    A good WI this morning at WW's which is 3.6 pounds down. The best I've done in a long time and plan to keep going down. I really want to do this and can't keep falling off track. I've been very good this past week not grazing in the kitchen. I allow myself some fruit or a protein in the evening ... Read more

  • Hike to Benson Lake

    7/25/2017 7:41:07 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Today H, Lisa and I hiked to Benson Lake. It was beautiful! We started out at Scott Lake (in the Central Oregon Cascade Mountain range). Scott Lake, looking across to North Sister and Middle Sister mountains The hike to Benson Lake was not too hard -- it's uphill most of the wa... Read more

  • SLOOOOWWWWWW progress....but progress

    7/25/2017 12:44:34 PM, by CARRIELAINE1

    I started this SP journey on May 18 (other wise known at Mt. St. Helen's Day in the Pacific Northwest) and so far I'm just struggling with weight loss. I'm tracking all my food, going to the gym a couple days a week and I'm only down 5 lbs in two months. I bought a new fitbit to track my steps, hea... Read more

  • Follow up .... I am finished

    7/24/2017 4:27:25 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Here is the finished anklet chain that I made for Harmony last night. She provided the beads (several of which you cannot see because they are dark against the display) and I did the rest With her input via pictures and messages. Will be delivering it tomorrow. She is happy and so I'm I. ... Read more

  • Fitbit, say what?

    7/24/2017 3:34:14 PM, by SOOZEE465

    My Fitbit is generally right on track, but this last week its results are like my favorite Disney character, a bit Goofy. My weekly Fitbit progress report says I walked 10,281 fewer steps than last week but only total miles ▼ 0.85 miles below last week. I must have been taking g i a n t ... Read more

  • I am honored

    7/23/2017 11:58:39 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Yesterday I received a call from one of the shop owners who carries some of my jewelry, asking if I could meet with a lady (named Harmony) who drove about 70 miles to find her shop in hopes of locating me. Of course I will !!!! We made arrangements to meet today. Harmony told her stor... Read more

  • Never Quit Pledge

    7/23/2017 1:16:11 PM, by PAGE2015

    Copied from another members blog. It stated to copy and put on your blog and to sign the pledge. I really like this and I know I need to read it often and to pledge to follow. How about you? Never Quit Pledge Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups... Read more

  • I'm Stuck in a Desert without a Map and Not Even a Horse with No Name

    7/22/2017 6:05:06 PM, by AEONWARRIOR

    I'm stuck at 235. I've been stuck here for four months. I gain five pounds, lose five pounds but never do I ever get below 235. I bike 5 miles almost every day. I go to the gym once a week and sometimes more if I'm feeling up to it. I eat candy but I cut out a lot of my bread and meat. I don't know ... Read more

  • 7/22

    7/22/2017 5:31:38 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    I wrote a big blog on my personal blog site. Here it is. https://wendy-abcsoflosingme.b
    one.html... Read more

  • Keep Moving Forward

    7/22/2017 11:47:35 AM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    I am at this point in my journey , where I am discovering old hurt emotions from my past. From people who shunned me and ridiculed me because of my size. But now they all act as if they were always my friends way back when. Today is a reunion of sorts with some of these ladies I went to school wit... Read more

  • 7/21

    7/21/2017 11:15:17 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    FAsted again for the past 48 hours. I really need God's help with this.... Read more