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  • New Zealand: Great Trip!

    10/5/2015 1:24:23 AM, by ALIHIKES

    I had a great trip to New Zealand with my hiking friend SpunkyLB. The plane trip there and back is long and arduous (over 29 hours traveling from our home airport to Auckland) – but this beautiful country is well worth the long journey. The weather was nice, early spring, a few showers and moderat... Read more

  • Day 41

    10/4/2015 1:36:46 AM, by JACKMALDON

    Today I finally hit the 20lbs down milestone! I have been looking forward to this day since Day 1! This is just about the time that I normally feel so good about my progress that I ease up and inevitablly gain back all the weight I've lost. Not this time. I have analyzed my past patterns and mista... Read more

  • My work days

    10/3/2015 10:13:41 PM, by MADEIT54

    I do like being retired. I am going on 4 months. I am so tired at the end of the day, but it is a great feeling. I am cleaning, doing yard work, lunch with friends, reading, playing with and picking up after my 4 legged kids. I am getting my house in order and repairs made. I was told that life... Read more

  • Happy Spark Anniversary #3 to ME!!!

    10/2/2015 10:07:56 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I was in such a rush this morning I didn't even notice the date! It was 3 years ago today that I joined SparkPeople . . . and what a difference it has made in my life!!!!! Thank you SparkPeople!!!! And thank you SparkFriends for the encouragement you continue to be!!!!! ... Read more

  • Tragedy on Campus - Courage in action

    10/2/2015 1:42:54 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Such unnecessary heartbreak. Yesterday's shooting on the UCC campus in Roseburg will have life-changing impacts on so many people. Roseburg is over the hill from us, as the crow flies, but a couple hours away by road miles. Most of the schools around us went into lock down yesterday, a... Read more

  • Day 11

    10/1/2015 11:48:05 PM, by POSHBYASH

    Today has been a sad day today for everyone in Eugene Oregon, our nearby city Roseburg had a major crisis today at the Umpqua Community College. One of the students shot and killed several people while injuring many. Our blood center was needing my blood type so I went in today and donated while goi... Read more

  • One week on this diet, so far so good...

    10/1/2015 11:21:14 PM, by KANANIPOD

    I dont think ive ever eaten so much fruit and veggies in my entire life. And never gone so long without eating bread, potatoes, rice or noodles. No starches, no sugar. and im still breathing, no casualties, hahaha! ... Read more

  • Nice day until........

    10/1/2015 11:05:28 PM, by MADEIT54

    I got up to start my day and BAM !- the day changed with another school shooting here in Oregon. I will not talk politics, gun control or other controversial issues. Just am asking for prayers for any and all victims of these senseless acts. 232... Read more

  • Food and Mood

    10/1/2015 9:47:22 PM, by JACKMALDON

    I have spent the last 39 days avoiding excess sugar (soda, overly processed foods, etc) and fast food. Over the past few weeks I have noticed how happy I am. No grumpy Carrie. Can it be that diet really has that big of an impact on mood? I love how happy and care-free I feel. I don't even really fee... Read more

  • Sad day for Oregon! Stop the violence

    10/1/2015 6:34:47 PM, by ALICECHESS

    My heart is breaking for the senseless violence at Umpqua Community College. Very Very sad day. A lot of broken hearts and bodies.... Read more

  • I just don't understand

    10/1/2015 3:51:22 PM, by F8CONE8

    Umpqua Community College in Oregon is the latest to be hit with a mass shooting. No one, including me, would expect this beautiful college set in a very rural area to be a target. When I belonged to a group called the Business Industry Trainers as part of my job with our local college I had many o... Read more

  • Save me Nutrisystems

    10/1/2015 12:56:45 AM, by MADEIT54

    I really do not like to cook. I am single and cooking for one can be a problem especially since I do not like left overs. Crockpots are great, but again it is to much food. When I shop I get most of my food prepped- salads, cut fruit and vegetables. I found a local grocery store that had yogu... Read more

  • Starting Over AGAIN!!!

    9/30/2015 12:44:19 PM, by MELRW415

    I LOVE food. I enjoy eating carbs. I have been working on not eating after 8pm. Had two nights this week that I didn't do that. I feel that is small progress. I will continue to work on that this week, see if I can get more days of eating before 8pm. My goal is not to eat after 7pm and avoid night t... Read more

  • Fun with the girls

    9/30/2015 1:34:01 AM, by GRAMMAJANET

    I was invited to go to dinner and a movie with a group of girl friends tonight. We ate at a buffet and wow did we eat all that we could eat. The movie we saw is called The War Room. What a fantastic movie, I recommend it to everyone. I had a great time tonight with my friends. I have ski... Read more

  • This day has felt as long as a week

    9/30/2015 12:21:23 AM, by KANANIPOD

    Not enough hours in the day for work, for sleep, for getting things done. Just gotta do what you can, right? Tomorrow I need to make some time for exercise!... Read more

  • Making Progress #2

    9/29/2015 11:12:49 PM, by MADEIT54

    Well it is getting closer to Oct 1st and my goal was to have the "junk" out of my house. Won't make my deadline for all of it, but I am making a dent. I worked on cleaning the office today and moving boxes downstairs. Moved clothes hangers and other laundry supplies down there also. Still have to m... Read more

  • family pictures...finally =)

    9/29/2015 7:30:07 PM, by ERIN_POSCH

    I have two from the wedding this year =) Oldest son #1, DIL2, me, DH, my mom and my sis GD, youngest son #2, GS1;& DIL1, GS2 ... Read more

  • Walking it out!

    9/29/2015 3:42:48 PM, by MOMMY0621

    My mother and I are both trying to lose weight so we've decided to go for a walk everyday. Even tho I was sick I pushed though and went. Here's to not letting anything get in the way! ... Read more

  • Pay it forward

    9/28/2015 11:41:48 PM, by GODAISY

    I've been thinking the last few days, of how, for years and years I abused food. I abused my body, by compulsively overeating, and not once keeping in mind the health benefits of healthy food. Since joining SparkPeople last April, I have been learning and realizing the extent of my self abuse. I als... Read more

  • Week 2 Recap! Sick & Tired but still Rockin on!!

    9/28/2015 10:28:44 PM, by SHALEENROCKS

    Hello Sparkers! I am back for my week 2 recap! This week was rough plain and simple but I am proud to say NOT due to eating or weight loss. Which is a HUGE victory for me I feel like I am always constantly thinking of food worry about how fat I am or battling with myself to make the right choic... Read more

  • Monday update

    9/28/2015 8:50:56 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    At least for today, the heart palpitations have subsided. Haven't a clue if it's the Beta Blocker Dr O prescribed, or the chiropractic appointment, or getting away from caffeine (only 1 cup of coffee a day, tho), or if it would have happened without any of the above . . . . but for now I'... Read more

  • 5K Harvest Festival

    9/28/2015 11:46:32 AM, by ALICECHESS

    Did another 5K at Myrtle Point Harvest festival. Interesting run, some on gravel I did not like! Still, finished!... Read more

  • Long time no see

    9/28/2015 3:18:57 AM, by KITTY-KIM

    Well. It's been a while since I lost blogged. Between fighting with a faulty fitbit battery (which turned out to be my USB port malfunctioning and not charging the fitbit fully), and getting sick then not having any motivation to do anything and feeling utterly depressed, I finally got my priorities... Read more

  • How To Weigh Yourself

    9/28/2015 1:12:33 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    Here is an article I found on weighing yourself:
    t/weighing-on-a-scale.htm When you are on a mechanical scale, I believe you are supposed to put your toes right on the line near the edge. If you stand before that, you will not have an accurate reading. I... Read more

  • I did it!!! Injury occurred, bit I still finished!!!

    9/27/2015 5:51:59 PM, by TISTEN23

    Yesterday I ran Race the reaper with my beach body coach and a few girls from our team. We all completed, and we all placed, 1st through 5th!!!! About halfway through I landed wrong and hurt my ankle, but adrenaline kept me going strong!!! My very first obstacle race and I got 4 the out of 7... Not... Read more

  • Money can't buy me love ? ? ? ?

    9/27/2015 1:37:26 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Whoever said that, must have never seen the smiling faces of a bunch of Winter Pansies. We bought a bunch Friday, a whole bunch -- like 40 or 50 different colors and happy faces. I'll always remember one morning, probably 30 years ago. As I was leaving for work (it... Read more

  • excuse busting self talk

    9/27/2015 11:51:32 AM, by JPTOWNSEND

    Hey, so you don't feel like working out. You know how great you will feel once done. You can do this, I know you can. You are strong and persistent and are changing things for the better. This is the next small step. Keep on taking these steps. Just do it. Now would be good.... Read more

  • Life is better

    9/26/2015 6:04:25 PM, by MADEIT54

    Slow day yesterday. Migraine was still hanging on and had to go to my clinic for anti- nausea medication. Woke up this morning MUCH BETTER! Still tired and will take things slow, but definitely feeling more alive. So my things in moderation will be take things slower, work easier and listen... Read more

  • Activity tracker

    9/26/2015 2:08:52 AM, by GRAMMAJANET

    In April I bought the Spark People activity tracker 543 . The Avast anti virus program on my computer told me what I was downloading had a virus so I could not use the activity tracker. A few weeks ago we upgraded our computer and now I finally decided to try and download the program again. I was... Read more

  • Diet to starve a bacteria

    9/26/2015 1:05:29 AM, by KANANIPOD

    Few weeks ago i started seeing a naturopathic doctor. Initial blood work results showed im severly anemic. Another test revealed that i have a bacterial overgrowth in my small intestine that's consuming all my iron. Hey no wonder I don't feel motivated to work out and want to sleep all the time lol!... Read more

  • Yogi Berra-isms

    9/26/2015 12:21:24 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    1. “It ain’t over till it’s over.” 2. “It’s deja vu all over again.” 3. “I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4.” 4. “Never answer an anonymous letter.” 5. “We made too many wrong mistakes.” 6. “You can observe a lot by watching.” 7. “The future ain’t... Read more

  • 3 day refresh

    9/25/2015 3:00:09 PM, by TISTEN23

    Just a good piece of information for those of you who have hit a plateau and struggling to get the scale moving again. Feel cleaner, lighter, and healthier— WITHOUT starving! If you're looking for a way to lose weight, feel lighter and more energized, and jump-start a new healthy-eating lifesty... Read more

  • Back Online!

    9/25/2015 12:45:44 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    Yay! I am here at home and online once again. My health is not so good, I guess, though. I overexerted myself, and my period came back. I had it again for about five days, and it seemed to be really going away. But then I lifted the bag that holds my laptop, and put it up in my room. And the bleedin... Read more

  • It all started with a thump . . .

    9/24/2015 1:42:08 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Well, yes. It all started with a thump, and then another, and another. My heart thumping woke me up with weird, irregular beats. Of course, I took notice! No pain whatsoever. It continued for a couple of days and nights. Monday afternoon I went in for an EKG. And there it was! a bi... Read more

  • Maintaining weight loss

    9/24/2015 1:47:07 AM, by GUITARPLAYER7

    Wow! It's been quite a journey since I started losing weight over 5 years and 160 lbs ago. I reached my goal weight of 120 lbs several months ago and have maintained that varying up and down a few lbs. I've done it with a healthy diet of lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains and prot... Read more

  • My challenge

    9/22/2015 8:01:55 PM, by PAGE2015

    Starting weight on Sparks: mid July---255 total loss as of Sept. 20 15.9 last challenge I was in for 11 weeks and lost 11.9 This challenge: 14 weeks---goal 14 pounds! 9/20/15: 239.1 9/27/15: 237.5 oh happy day! 10/4/15: 237.4 10/11/15: 10/18/15: 10/25/15: 11/1/15: 11/8/15: 11/1... Read more

  • Monday

    9/22/2015 3:28:37 AM, by GRAMMAJANET

    I have a large black garbage bag that I had a lot of my scrap fabric in. Today I went through all of it and picked out some very small pieces to use to make fabric postcards with. I didn't do any sewing of them yet. I also got out some fabric to make my next quilt with. I plan to make a couple o... Read more

  • Depression

    9/22/2015 12:55:44 AM, by KAMBRIC1

    My depression is definitely part of what is keeping me from loosing weight. But none of the meds seem to do anything accept make me feel sick all the time and pack on more pounds........ Must find a way out of this darkness.... Read more

  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall . . . who is THAT?!

    9/22/2015 12:28:38 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    There's no wake-up call like getting a good look at your reflection in the mirror of a dressing room while trying on clothes. And that's all I gotta say about that!... Read more

  • Week 1 Recap! The ugly truth about carb/sugar detox...

    9/21/2015 9:31:14 PM, by SHALEENROCKS

    Hey Sparkers! So I have decided to do once a week blogs to update my progress since I have decided to track measurements and take progress pictures on a weekly basis. (Not ready to share those) I have decided to follow a LCHF diet since it works very well with my body due to my PCOS and ... Read more

  • Day 3 of weightloss journey

    9/20/2015 3:40:44 PM, by POSHBYASH

    Today has started out good and the options for breakfast were awesome!! I'm starting to think this is gonna work!!!... Read more

  • Water equals reflux?

    9/19/2015 11:56:19 PM, by KAMBRIC1

    Not sure why but for some reason I don't seem to have as much trouble with my reflux until I start drinking more water. The more I drink the worse it gets.... Read more

  • Saturday catch up

    9/19/2015 11:12:14 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    It's been a busy week. . . I lost some points this week because DH made a cheesecake.... well, actually two cheesecakes. I limited myself to half-sized servings. This morning we attended a Creative Copper class and learned how to tool copper sheet (foil), under the supervision of the inst... Read more

  • Day 2 of weight loss journey!

    9/19/2015 4:21:52 PM, by POSHBYASH

    I'm rocking it today, I followed the menu plan this morning for breakfast. And lunch I followed it but changed a few things! Here's a pic of my lunch! Romaine lettuce, tuna, grilled zucchini with onion and lots of garlic with 2 tbsp. Of Italian dressing... Read more

  • injured again

    9/19/2015 1:45:48 PM, by STEPHANIE2757

    I feel like I was hit by a truck. Fell really bad last night and have a concussion. Hurt my neck and just about everything else. Just yesterday I had been excited that my broken foot was nearly heeled and I could start improving my stamina again. Now I think it will be at least a week before I shou... Read more

  • Friday

    9/19/2015 2:04:09 AM, by GRAMMAJANET

    Today I Had an appointment and was told that I should be exercising more. I did today's exercise 418 for the 28 day home exercise challenge. The nurse suggested I check with my insurance about the Silver Slipper program for older adults and maybe I could get into a swimming pool exercise class be... Read more

  • New!

    9/18/2015 11:23:39 PM, by MOMMY0621

    Hey everyone I'm Nichole! Unfortunately I'm just now getting back on my weight loss track after gaining a bunch and then gaining during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Im really busy between my 8 month old and my business so it's hard to find time to workout, so I'm working on changing my diet first.... Read more

  • Kicking dinner!

    9/18/2015 8:47:39 PM, by POSHBYASH

    Well today is my first day today on my weight loss journey! And just made my first healthy dinner! It's pretty darn good too... I think I'm gonna have fun doing this... Read more

  • Day 1 Weightless journey

    9/18/2015 5:24:03 PM, by POSHBYASH

    I'm hoping to lose 120lbs so I can become healthier for my son so I can do more activities with him. My starting weight is 255 lbs. My goal weight is 135 lbs. I'm gonna try and keep a diary daily on here!... Read more

  • At The Library

    9/18/2015 1:44:44 PM, by AUNA_CALM

    Hello, everyone! I am at the library again, using my laptop. We should have internet again at home sometime next Thursday. My last period was fourteen days, which is pretty good, considering the one before was two months. So it's getting better. I take iron four times a day now. Hopefully, my n... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/18/2015 12:58:08 AM, by GRAMMAJANET

    Today the new Bible study for the women of my church. It rained a lot today so I didn't go to the gym to swim. I did walk a mile in my house today. I learned how to make fabric postcards today. I have time tomorrow to make one. I will most likely send it to my daughter in San Diego. ... Read more

  • New recipes

    9/17/2015 2:45:10 PM, by TISTEN23

    This was just shakeology recipes! Cant wait to try them! If you are interested in the shakes, work outs or just having a free coach, let me know!!!... Read more

  • Second day

    9/17/2015 4:15:33 AM, by GRAMMAJANET

    I didn't go to the gym today. It was too cold out to swim in an outdoor pool. And now it is raining. I have definitely decided the gym is not for me. If the weather gets warm again this week I will swim. I for sure want to stay home and exercise and look for an indoor pool in one of the city re... Read more

  • Getting fit and healthy

    9/16/2015 10:29:03 PM, by TISTEN23

    I'm back and ready!!! I never stopped my journey, just haven't been on spark for a while!!! I'm here and ready to help others with everything o have leaned while I was gone!!! ... Read more

  • Bestie Power!

    9/16/2015 7:19:14 PM, by PB_TURTLERUNNER

    I guess starting over, and over, and over is better than just quitting for good right?? Today my bestie agreed to get back at things and be my healthy eating (aka calorie counting) buddy. I couldn't be more excited! I have pants in my closet that I could wear a year ago and because I've given... Read more

  • Two week report -- it really adds up!

    9/16/2015 3:41:13 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Remember when I blogged about developing a habit of getting on the treadmill while talking on the phone??? When I looked at my numbers, I could NOT believe that since getting the treadmill 2 weeks ago, ... well, here are my numbers: drum roll please . . . Calories burned ==... Read more

  • Going down, while coming up.

    9/16/2015 3:37:40 PM, by REBBUL67

    Here I go again... I started my journey (again) at the first of 2014 at the weight of 284.4# (my highest weight), almost 2 years later I have brought it down 40# to 244.4#. It is a SLOW progression down but I have not given up on myself. My big goal is to get down to my "starting weight" from 20... Read more

  • First day

    9/16/2015 5:38:49 AM, by GRAMMAJANET

    Went to the gym to exercise today. First thing I did was swim 237 in the heated pool. I was in the pool for about 40 min.and did some exercising as well as swim. Then I went to the elliptical machine. That lasted about 5 min. Then to the spinner. That lasted about 5 min. Also. The last thing... Read more

  • One thing I like about SparkPeople

    9/16/2015 1:19:43 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    There are many, many things I like about SparkPeople. But the ONE thing I like most is that SparkPeople provides a wide range of choices and resources. If all I needed was a “diet” plan with a list of foods that are and are not allowed I could look anywhere. Since I am embrac... Read more

  • up

    9/15/2015 11:45:56 PM, by DISGUISEDBYPHAT

    4.4 for the year so far. :(... Read more

  • I did it!!!!

    9/15/2015 11:41:01 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    That's been my story for the past 10 or 15 years . . . I used to run, and I loved it. But with the addition of a few pounds and even more years, I thought my running days were over. Since I've been using the treadmill these past 2 or 3 weeks, plus doing the recommended stretches fo... Read more

  • A few days late, but....

    9/15/2015 11:08:53 PM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    Well, this past week was certainly nothing to brag about. In fairness there were some great things accomplished in my little corner of the universe, but my goals were a little on the neglected side of things. No matter. This week will be bigger, better and more successful!! I will learn from ... Read more

  • Seattle, and Oregon Coast

    9/15/2015 12:12:52 AM, by ALIHIKES

    I had an unexpected trip to Seattle due to my own carelessness (I lost my passport in the stress of closing up my office and moving massive amounts of files). Seattle is a beautiful city, but the traffic was TERRIBLE. I was able to take advantage of the several hours between my appointment at the pa... Read more

  • Free week

    9/14/2015 11:57:44 PM, by GRAMMAJANET

    Today I went to the International Fitness gym and signed up for a free week. I didn't think to take a lock with me for a locker so I didn't stay. The guy at the desk offered to keep my purse behind the desk but I decided to go home. I got a lock for a locker so i will go back tomorrow and start u... Read more

  • MIA

    9/14/2015 1:50:13 PM, by TISTEN23

    Hey guys! Sorry I have been MIA for so long! I was working a job where I had no access to internet during the day, and I try to keep evenings for the family. Now, I have a desk job (ICk, I know!!) but its better for my health! I really enjoy it here! I have been working hard on my journey ... Read more

  • Sunday

    9/14/2015 3:33:40 AM, by GRAMMAJANET

    Not so much to blog today. After church and lunch I took my usual nap. Then Started choosing pictures and scrapbooking things so I can get busy scrapbooking again. I already have pictures separated by people. Now I just have to decide where to start. Looking forward to not having so many boxes a... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/13/2015 12:52:29 AM, by GRAMMAJANET

    Spent the day with my mom. We had a great all day visit. Drove 433 down the street to Subway for lunch. On the way there we realized we could have walked 311 there. It is only about 1/2 mile from Mom's house. After lunch we watched the pilot movie to one of our favorite, oldie but goodie tv s... Read more

  • More running

    9/11/2015 2:31:19 PM, by ALICECHESS

    Did the 4 mile run. Ran 3 miles Wednesday night. Did Core/Abs kick ass class Thursday morning and Zumba Thursday night. Weight training with aerobic this morning! Have church service in the park Sunday morning. Will run 5 miles to the service! Don't mess with me! Love being fit!... Read more

  • Fantastic visit

    9/10/2015 11:09:59 PM, by GRAMMAJANET

    I went to the home of a life long friend today 41 . We believe we met in the 1st grade and in 4 yrs we will be celebrating our 50 year class reunion 58 . We had a good time bringing up great memories and just being together again after not seeing each other since our 10 year class reunion in 1979... Read more

  • 10 lbs down, 140 more to go!

    9/10/2015 9:12:52 PM, by JACKMALDON

    Right now I'm pretty damn proud of myself. It has been 17 days since I cut fast food, soda, and most added sugar from my diet. This may be the longest that I have gone without these unnecessary elements as part of my eating repertoire in years. Usually as I get stressed I have the urge to stop on my... Read more

  • Take care

    9/10/2015 5:19:01 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    "I believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." - Audre Londe ... Read more

  • 3 accomplishments I am proud of

    9/10/2015 12:13:16 PM, by JPTOWNSEND

    1. I cleaned out the bookshelves in the living room 2. I did leg workout AND a hike yesterday 3. I learned a new art form - glass casting - exciting!... Read more

  • This tickled my funny bone

    9/10/2015 12:05:40 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I know this has been around a long time, but my Aunt sent this to me and it just tickled my funny bone.... so I thought I'd share. We had a crazy day today. You know how it is when you're waiting for something to happen -- or maybe three things to happen -- and they all come together at... Read more


    9/9/2015 11:44:56 PM, by GRAMMAJANET

    Today most of my workout was with my resistance band 317 and Spark People videos. I thought my band would loosen up with use so it either wont or I need to use it more. I need to use it more for sure. Today after my workout I did some' deep couch sitting' with my husband. I got that from the Sw... Read more

  • A promise to myself...

    9/9/2015 3:13:44 PM, by SLMUELLER83

    I have realized that I have slacked on my diet, my exercises, and myself. :( I know it all stems from having to plan all of my wedding, which is approaching way too fast!! But I PROMISE myself once this is over and done with I am getting back on track!! No more slacking on eating healthier!! ... Read more

  • Getting Serious Again! (And pics for fun!)

    9/9/2015 1:50:00 AM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    One of my first priorities now that the wedding is behind me is to get back into working out and eating like a sensible person. It took a weeks to get to this point. The first week after the wedding I felt like a disconnected zombie or something. Major big event withdrawals going on. It was so bad ... Read more


    9/9/2015 1:42:14 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    For years I was either a student or a teacher so September meant the beginning of the school year and the time to set new goals. This is my plan so far: I’ve been experimenting with my nutrition and I've discovered that . . . 1. I feel better without wheat I plan to conti... Read more

  • quilting day.

    9/8/2015 11:02:23 PM, by GRAMMAJANET

    Once a month the quilting group at church gets together and works on Quilts of Valor quilts for veterans in our church. Other Tuesdays we get together to work on quilts for those who are ill, having a baby. My machine didn't want to cooperate today so I didn't get as much done as I had hoped. I... Read more

  • 4 pounds less of me!

    9/8/2015 12:38:49 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    The scale does not define me . . . but it does make me feel better about what I'm doing when I can see it moving closing towards my goal! ... Read more

  • Labor Day

    9/7/2015 11:40:38 PM, by GRAMMAJANET

    I hope everyone had a happy Labor Day week-end. I did. I ate a bit more than I should have ate the church picnic 4 but I should be OK as long as I don't make that a habit. I am doing the exercises for the 28 day home workout. Not to bad so far. The last couple of days I haven't walked but I... Read more

  • Pleasant leisure hike along the river!

    9/7/2015 6:45:41 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I enjoyed a pleasant easy hike along the river loop trail with my SF SpunkyLB. She has been recovering from a back injury, and she requested a very relaxed pace. I enjoyed it! It was a clear sunny day, and lots of people were out hiking along the river. The river was sparkling. ... Read more

  • Fresh Start

    9/7/2015 4:17:26 PM, by MGARRISON39

    I though maybe I would just do away with spark people and just focus on my new well plan but I realized just how important spark is to my journey. I have been through so much lately and need to get refocused and build my consistency. My whole schedule has been turned upside down and much added stres... Read more

  • Good old habits

    9/7/2015 2:57:53 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Sometimes habits are good to get away from . . . but sometimes not. When I read SparkPeople's article about the Power of 10 -- how 10 minutes of movement makes a difference -- it discussed ways of turning 'down time' into MOVE it time. I found that I spent a lot of time sitting on my bot... Read more

  • Laughter

    9/7/2015 11:46:17 AM, by F8CONE8

    If life knocks you down just get up and go forward. Today I will walk and laugh!... Read more

  • Joy's Journey September 6, 2015

    9/7/2015 2:02:08 AM, by MERRYJO1

    God has been so gracious to me. I'm so thankful to Him for my blessings. One day I will elaborate. Tonight I just want to check in for the month of September and remind myself: I want to be persistent, consistent, diligent,and persevering. My heart sings: God is great, God is good, and I love ... Read more

  • On my way

    9/6/2015 12:51:11 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Lovin' the treadmill.... it's been a long time, and it's good to have a (new) 'ol friend' again. For so many years (while in a very stressful marriage), I would retreat to my 'ol friend' for some ME time. Now that my life has changed so wonderfully, I no longer have to 'escape' .... Read more

  • game day

    9/6/2015 12:18:51 AM, by GRAMMAJANET

    Today was a fun Saturday. Did a little quilting, did a little scrapbooking. My friend whom I have known all my life called me yesterday and I thought it was on Ske but she called on Facebook messenger. I found it on my Kindle apps and downloaded it during the Oregon Ducks football 281 game on tv... Read more

  • Motivation

    9/5/2015 12:11:58 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    From one of my Spark Team challenges, this morning's reading: Your motivation will be as strong as the amount of effort you put into making your own decisions (regardless of what they might be) with conscious awareness. Your motivation will be weak when you consider yourself to be helples... Read more