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  • What Went - Friday

    2/13/2016 2:43:50 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Stats - 2068 calories. I feel embarrassed typing that even though that is at the bottom of what SP told me to eat. 9327 steps. Of course that is a great deal over my goal of 6100 steps. I'm not embarrassed to type that. 2. Today has been so busy. But overall happy. I like project... Read more

  • Getting things done

    2/12/2016 6:15:01 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had a very busy day today, getting things done. I went to work, came home, picked up shopping list, coupons, and off we went to get my x rays done. Doctor ordered bilateral knee xrays, cervical spine and shoulder , pelvic and hip x rays. It took longer than expected, since, of course, Li... Read more

  • Good thing it is gone on Sunday.

    2/12/2016 2:27:59 PM, by SMTURN70

    I have been doing so well and I haven't had any splurges lately so I figured what the heck why not. I even had a small salad for lunch. And did I mention that it feels like 7 degrees outside. Starbucks was calling to me. The molten chocolate latte is sooo good. I got a tall nonfat except I had that... Read more

  • Berries And Spinach Salad

    2/12/2016 10:58:42 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, No cookies today, just a healthy salad! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 (6-ounce) bag baby spinach leaves 1/3 c poppyseed dressing 1 1/3 cups frozen triple berry fruit blend, partially thawed 1/2 c slivered almonds, toasted, if desired Direct... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings Journal 2/12

    2/12/2016 8:37:31 AM, by SMALITO88

    I'm really not craving sugar. I fit some sugar into my daily meals with things like cereal, or Nutella with breakfast, and I find that I don't crave junk the rest of the day.... Read more

  • To Be Warm Again

    2/12/2016 8:33:05 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    334... Read more

  • Startimg to feel more positive..

    2/12/2016 5:37:19 AM, by MISSA526

    I feel the depression lifting!! I'm still very sore but nowhere near as bad as the last 2 days. I'm going to do some knee stretches and strengtheners today I found in an article on SP. Monday I'm going to try to do my beginner workout again and some upper body weight training and 10 min of Pilates. ... Read more

  • MY VALENTINE DAYS

    2/12/2016 3:36:46 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Over the years I have celebrated many Valentine Days. In kindergarten I remember cutting out hearts and making valentines for my school mates. A few years later Valentine’s Day got a bit more complicated. Then came high school and the Valentine Dance. This poor ... Read more

  • What Went - Thursday

    2/12/2016 2:30:11 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Stats: 1722 calories 8458 steps 2. My right and left ribs were not dislocated today. My right side is still very sore from yesterday's dislocation. I mention the left, not just because it keeps happening over and over again, but because I'm favoring my right side a bit, my left side ... Read more

  • Challenging Myself aka It's About Darn Time! Plus pics of me with blue hair

    2/11/2016 5:25:00 PM, by MJ-SHE-BEAST

    Until a month or so ago, I had gotten so lazy, so complacent, so into making excuses for not doing anything to bust the plateau that has plagued me for almost a year. I lost so much weight after VSG surgery, but once I hit 80 pounds gone it was just like I hit a wall that was impervious to all of my... Read more

  • THE BOTTOM FELL OUT TODAY!

    2/11/2016 4:34:35 PM, by SMIDGON

    Well, the bottom fell out today. HOME HEALTH CARE released John today! Said they were no longer needed. It all falls on Larry! He can't do it forever. I can't physically. No suggestions on where to get help. He is in the 'grey' area and doesn't qualify for Anything. So what do we do? F... Read more

  • Very cold day

    2/11/2016 12:58:28 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is a very bitter cold day here, actual sunshine, but it is very deceiving. Icicles, hard, icy, crunchy roads and walkways. I was chilled to the bone just from walking into work from my car. I could not feel my nose... brrr. Heading to the doctor in awhile to show him my stats from BS and BP... Read more

  • No-Bake Peanut Butter Buttons

    2/11/2016 12:06:00 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I thought that since I am baking cookies today and you all are doing so well, I would share some with you! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 c (1 stick) butter 2 cups sugar 1/2 c milk 3/4 c peanut butter 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsps vanilla 3 1/2 cups quick-co... Read more

  • Spark coach

    2/11/2016 10:20:47 AM, by MISSA526

    The hardest healthy habit it is for me to stick with is exercising. Due to lupus and a severe out of control case of fibromyalgia it makes nearly all forms of exercise difficult to impossible at times. I just had water drained from my right knee and was the given a cortisone shot. My whole leg is st... Read more

  • Great Way to have Coffee

    2/11/2016 8:17:57 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    91 224 ... Read more

  • What Went - Wednesday

    2/11/2016 2:35:21 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Stats - 1722 calories 7012 steps 2. I had a very bad night last night and woke up knowing that my ribs on the right side had come out. So terribly painful. I have it happen all the time, on the left side, never on the right. So when I went into the chiropractor and explained what w... Read more

  • Wednesday afternoon

    2/10/2016 3:29:08 PM, by PICKIE98

    I walked four miles today at work, burned over 2100 calories there and am pooped! I did burn more than consumed, so that is great! I did another job besides my regular job and this old body is not used to that!! A nice surprise was DD shoveling the driveway when I got home, getting the b... Read more

  • Grilled Salmon With Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon, And Oregano

    2/10/2016 12:02:19 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Can you guess what's for dinner tonight? Better yet just...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/3 c good-quality extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh oregano 1/4 c fresh lemon juice Four 8-ounce salmon steaks (or substitute halibut steaks or sw... Read more

  • Oh My!

    2/10/2016 8:25:14 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    33 334 ... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings Journal 2/9

    2/10/2016 7:14:53 AM, by SMALITO88

    I didn't particularly crave sugar, but I had sugar. Coffee cake and whipped cream.... Read more

  • What Went - Tuesday

    2/10/2016 2:23:08 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Stats: 1902 calories 7919 steps 2. Today was a bad pain day. The muscles on my right shoulder blade area are one mass of quivering pain. It's what happens over and over again - I use my muscles in simply ordinary ways and my muscles tighten up into knots that won't release. Ds does ... Read more

  • Blizzard day!

    2/9/2016 1:09:42 PM, by PICKIE98

    It has been snowing since last night, roads are blocked, slippery and the nutcases are loose in their vehicles! It is that very fine snow and the wind is drifting it in places. It is so fine that I thought it was fog this morning when Iooked out on the deck! I am always very careful looking for... Read more

  • Thai Shrimp Salad In Lettuce Cups

    2/9/2016 12:22:17 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Not hungry for a big dinner? Just want something simple tonight? Take a peek! Ingredients~ Thai dressing~ 1/4 c creamy peanut butter 1/4 c rice vinegar 2 Tbsps soy sauce 2 Tbsps oil 2 Tbsps honey red pepper sauce to taste 1 red bell pepper, c... Read more

  • Do You Coddle Yourself?

    2/9/2016 8:10:40 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Spark on! 104... Read more

  • Spark coach

    2/9/2016 6:12:36 AM, by MISSA526

    My relationship with food is pretty good I'd give it a 7. I have my slip ups but for the most part I eat pretty well, except when I'm really tired.đŸ˜« lol then all bets are off.... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings Journal 2/8

    2/9/2016 2:37:55 AM, by SMALITO88

    All the sugar!... Read more

  • What Went - Monday

    2/9/2016 2:08:30 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Stats: 1691 calories 8440 steps 2. Today was a school holiday. Dd's friend, who also had a day off from school, came over for the day. The girls went to a local mall for shopping and lunch and then hung out at our house until evening. I had plans to get together with a friend tonight... Read more

  • Spark coach

    2/8/2016 8:16:52 PM, by MISSA526

    The best part of my day was getting in to see my rhuemotologist tomorrow at 9:30 am. My entire right leg from hip to foot is swelled up and and in incredible pain. I'm have a tremendous difficulty walking and I just want it to be over!!... Read more

  • I win the "Dork of the Day Award" today!!

    2/8/2016 3:11:19 PM, by PICKIE98

    SO my neck is feeling somewhat better, the knees are somewhat better, so what did I do on my way to run errands today? I slammed my R index finger in my car door. I mean the whole finger, underneath the door and I really slammed that door! I opened the door, proceeded to tell DD what I did and I ... Read more

  • BLT Pasta Salad

    2/8/2016 11:42:46 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I love a good 'ol BLT. What about you? How about a BLT pasta salad? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 pound dry rotini pasta 1 garlic clove, minced Kosher salt 1/2 c low-fat or regular mayonnaise 1/2 c well-shaken light buttermilk 1 tsp cider vinegar ... Read more

  • How do people fet 300,000 and 400,000 spark points!

    2/8/2016 11:38:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    198 I am sparking for several hours daily! I was happy when I got to Level 20-150,000 points I think. I am not disappointed! I am not complaining! I just wonder how it is possible to get that many points? I joined in 2008 so I have been at this a l-o-n-g time! 198 ... Read more

  • Time to take care of the outside/date night

    2/8/2016 11:35:08 AM, by HAT_WRIGHT

    I am back from a wonderful 'couples' weekend! Well, that was the plan, then our sitter got sick, wah wah wah! Still ended up being a blast though! The hubby surprised me Friday with an afternoon to myself so I could get ready for our date. Not gonna lie--most days it is either workout clothe... Read more

  • Discouraged

    2/8/2016 9:45:06 AM, by ANGIESTURN

    Last week was just not my week. I did not track as well as I should have. I did not exercise much at all. I ate what I shouldn't have and tried to pretend it was ok. Now I'm back up a pound and a half. Still a loss of 5 pounds overall but I'm not happy. I need to motivate and get back on track. Tryi... Read more

  • Fate

    2/8/2016 8:29:26 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    198 334 ... Read more

  • What Went - Sunday

    2/8/2016 2:12:37 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. My stats were great for a Sunday. The different meal schedule and a different Y schedule just makes it difficult. 1712 calories 8470 steps 2. Today was also a test of our resolution to do our 15 min. daily yardwork and 15 min. daily Schoolroom of Doom cleaning. We did it even thou... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings Journal 2/7

    2/8/2016 2:02:00 AM, by SMALITO88

    Want all the sugar today. I'm really low on energy, and all I want is sweet and creamy, and salty and crispy. Ugh.... Read more

  • Too good to be true

    2/7/2016 10:17:24 PM, by SMTURN70

    I knew I was due to come down with a cold or something because it's been probably a year since I have had anything. Both boys have had something and I was in the car with the older one taking him to the doctor to make sure he didn't have strep. He tried really hard to contain his germs but when you'... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/7/2016 4:10:41 PM, by PICKIE98

    I slept nine hours last night to catch up on the little sleep I got the night before . I was only awake an hour and fell asleep in the chair, very sleepy. I have to believe it is the new medicine for my knees. I can only take it once a day and decided to take it every morning to keep me pain-f... Read more

  • Dry rot of shoes??? Good, expensive shoes at that.

    2/7/2016 1:23:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    I never heard of this but I guess I am now old enough to have it happen! A big, heavy pair of Drew shoes are awful. The 1/2 inch thick rubber sole is cracking across the toes area. And the leather is peeling on the top of the toe area. I am retired from teaching -about 4 years. So I know ... Read more

  • Chicken Noodle Casserole

    2/7/2016 10:44:50 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you wondering what to make for dinner? Here is a favorite of mine and I hope that it will be one of yours too! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 5 ounces (about 4 cups) dry egg noodles 2 Tbsps unsalted butter 1/2 small onion, chopped 2 Tbsps all-purpose fl... Read more

  • The One-legged Wind Releasing Pose for seniors

    2/7/2016 9:54:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    I did a search for "yoga for seniors. " I had seen a site or an article or a class offered to teach "seniors" easy stances and/or exercises to keep strength and flexibility. Yeah I guess "releasing wind" is very, very important for us! 198 chris... Read more

  • Too Busy to TRAIN for Health?

    2/7/2016 8:45:44 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Your heart will love you for it. Don't tick it off - keep it ticking. 306 381 104... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings Journal 2/6

    2/7/2016 2:50:15 AM, by SMALITO88

    I want coffee cake. All the coffee cake. Don't so much want anything else sweet though.... Read more

  • What Went - Saturday

    2/7/2016 2:22:57 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Stats: 1874 calories 8046 steps 2. Our Sat. chores are done. I am glad that we rotate chores every week. This ensures that things will get cleaned really well to my specifications at least once a month when it is my turn. 3. Dd and I did day 2 of our vow to do 15 min. of yardw... Read more

  • Painful but nice news

    2/7/2016 2:16:21 AM, by CAELIAN

    Saw my sister today. She just got engaged and seems very happy. I've had much pain for days, and not sleeping well. Things hav to get better soon.... Read more

  • Busy filling out applications and getting ready for tax time....

    2/6/2016 8:50:43 PM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    Hopefully, I will be getting respite care for my husband who has Alzheimer's and it should be in the next month or two. Lately I have had difficulty getting him to go out with me and have started to feel housebound which is one cause of caretaker burnout and I am on the downward spiral. I am hope... Read more

  • Saturday afternoon

    2/6/2016 2:35:09 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is very cold today and we got another accumulation of snow yesterday. I am guesstimating about a couple inches, but it was so windy, it blew right off the roads. There is a lot of black ice on the roads. We went to the fruit market and back home, no other stops to make today and I got the lau... Read more

  • Musings on connections

    2/6/2016 12:56:18 PM, by ALASKANMOMOF2

    Yesterday, it felt like a cement truck hit my chest. A couple weeks ago, I notice my friend number on Facebook went down. Yes, I'm someone who notices that. It's one of those things for me - if I hadn't lived in so many places, I'd have a very small list. It's not huge, but it's a group of... Read more

  • Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Drumsticks

    2/6/2016 12:52:37 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, My kids favorite part of the chicken are the drumsticks so guess what? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 Tbsps fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving 2 Tbsps dark molasses 2 Tbsps olive oil 1-inch piece of fresh ginger 1 c cherry or grape tomatoes 2 ga... Read more

  • Spark coach

    2/6/2016 11:57:55 AM, by MISSA526

    The best part of my day today so far has been sleeping in, which rarely happens. I'm usually up by 4 am lol.... Read more

  • Golf Prayer

    2/6/2016 8:32:00 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    224... Read more

  • What Went - Friday

    2/6/2016 2:23:24 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. I had a tough night last night. I recently started four new meds. I started two at the same time with no problem. Then yesterday I started two more. I think one or the other, or perhaps both really messed me up last night. So this morning I played "match the pill" to try and find the two of... Read more

  • Cold Friday

    2/5/2016 4:04:53 PM, by PICKIE98

    IT is 24 degrees and snowing with light, fluffy flakes here. I went to PT and Ryan used the "cannon" on my legs again.It seems to be loosening my muscles up quite a bit, I was almost pain-free at work today. I came home and showered, changed my clothing and off I went to Aldi and Kroger. I got... Read more

  • Not too shaby

    2/5/2016 3:39:40 PM, by SMTURN70

    My day didn't start out being the greatest. Less than stellar weigh in (didn't gain) and the month of February pretty much sucks for me (won't bore you with the details). I had scheduled my first massage ever for this afternoon to reward myself for hitting the 10# mark. The massage was better than I... Read more

  • The support I got from everyone on Sparkmoble chat has made my day!

    2/5/2016 11:11:31 AM, by MISSA526

    I really and truly do love Sparkpeople. Last night I had a horrible conversation with my friend. I only told half the story on chat. He told me I can,t lose 10 pounds let alone 50-60 (my ultimate goal. Then he said, it's nothing against you, I couldn't do it either. we're just too old. I'm only 34!!... Read more

  • Wild Thyme Summer Salad

    2/5/2016 11:06:41 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I hope that you have thyme growing in your gardens! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 3 cups cooked rice 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 8 1/2-ounce jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped 1/3 c chopped Kalamata oliv... Read more

  • Train For Health

    2/5/2016 8:48:22 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    244... Read more

  • What Went - Thursday

    2/5/2016 2:20:02 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Stats: 1584 calories plus about 300 = 1884. The reason I am estimating is because we went to Costco and I did have some of the samples. I don't think I really had 300 calories worth but probably more than 200. Anyway, I couldn't even begin to know how to log that sort of thing so I didn't. ... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings Journal 2/4

    2/4/2016 11:49:50 PM, by SMALITO88

    No real cravings today. I'm not sure why. I'm mostly just really, really tired. I did have a piece of cake.... Read more

  • Find cold relief FAST!

    2/4/2016 11:06:15 PM, by IMAVISION

    488 488 488 488 488 488 488 488 488 488 Thankfully, I just do not catch cold - it is just the way my system works! However, I did find the following information interesting on many levels & wish to share it with others here in "Sparkville". God bless! 488 488 488 488 488 488 ... Read more

  • Compare trying to get healthy to using a GPS!!! What a wonderful blog-enjoy!

    2/4/2016 3:40:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=6085587 and this blog has another link within it! So basing your weight loss journey on the scale can be as misleading as using a GPS! 198... Read more

  • Yay!!! Waist to hip ratio is now .85!!!!!!!!!

    2/4/2016 2:47:25 PM, by HAT_WRIGHT

    9 9 I am so excited! This is one of the best formulas for health, and I finally reached it. SO my health risk for being over weight is now moderate!!! I am not done yet, but super duper happy to reach this milestone! If you haven't figured out your WTH ratio yet, here is a link to ... Read more

  • Yay!!! Waist to hip ratio is now .85!!!!!!!!!

    2/4/2016 2:47:25 PM, by HAT_WRIGHT

    9 9 I am so excited! This is one of the best formulas for health, and I finally reached it. SO my health risk for being over weight is now moderate!!! I am not done yet, but super duper happy to reach this milestone! If you haven't figured out your WTH ratio yet, here is a link to ... Read more

  • Thursday afternoon

    2/4/2016 1:42:24 PM, by PICKIE98

    Back to the pain today, but I am now headed out the door to therapy. I will have to see what the work day is like tomorrow after Ryan rolls that cannon across my legs again. It is snowing here again, yesterday was fog. The snow is sticking which indicates ground freeze, but DD is still usin... Read more

  • A belated Groundhog Day funny.

    2/4/2016 11:29:05 AM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • Fresh Apple Salad With Grilled Chicken And Crumbled Cheddar

    2/4/2016 10:42:53 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am hungry for a fresh salad! How 'bout you? Take a peek! Ingredients~ For the Salad~ 1 grilled chicken breast, thinly sliced 2 honeycrisp apples (or your favorite variety), cored and thinly sliced 1 red onion, thinly sliced 2 Tbsps dried cranberr... Read more

  • Sissy Mittens

    2/4/2016 8:41:04 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Just grab the damn bar I lift it. 104 244 ... Read more

  • What Went - Wednesday

    2/4/2016 2:27:30 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Stats - 1912 calories 8109 steps (I typed calories at first - that would be a lot of calories!) I am losing a bit of weight now. I hope that it continues. 2. Dd was sick again today. 3. There really was nothing exciting that happened today. I did start 3 new meds today and I ... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings Journal 2/3

    2/3/2016 10:51:38 PM, by SMALITO88

    I'm not really craving sugar today. I keep snacking a bit on the ganache left over from baking a cake, but it's just because it's there, not because I'm craving it.... Read more

  • Reasons for changing my life

    2/3/2016 8:58:41 PM, by SMTURN70

    This started because I didn't like the way I looked in pictures with my family. Sure my jeans, and shirts had gotten tighter. I had to put a lot of my clothes in my son's closet because there was no way I could wear them. I was hoping I could find the motivation somewhere to change things back so I ... Read more

  • Back in the groove again.

    2/3/2016 7:38:19 PM, by BONNIESGIRL

    It feels good to be back and I'm determined to reach my goal not a clothing size, but a mental and physical best.... Read more

  • Captain Of My Own Ship

    2/3/2016 6:36:12 PM, by JAE_HENNINGTON2

    I know this and I so easily let it slip away from me...That I am in control and I have to make my decisions based on what is best for me..not what someone else feels I need to do or what they think is best for me. Yes I get discouraged..when the process of getting this weight off goes slow. O... Read more

  • Maybe this works..

    2/3/2016 2:51:35 PM, by PICKIE98

    I am not sure what was happening this morning, but it is weird. I took that generic diclofenac 75mg before work this morning and I did not have pain in my leg while walking or standing. I am not sure if it is a combo of PT and the med, or something else. It is only one dose, so I will take it e... Read more

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Pita Pockets

    2/3/2016 2:49:36 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am sorry that I have not been here in a couple of days. My data did not roll over like it should have and so in-turn, no internet! So, now that I gave them a good 'ol spark talk, I am here! Are you ready to get your slow cookers out? I bet you are so...Take a peek! ... Read more

  • Pushing through the pain

    2/3/2016 2:34:24 PM, by ANGIESTURN

    Has anyone else ever had a super nasty headache (tension, not migraine) and pushed through a workout anyway? How did you feel afterwards? I have found that a lot of times I feel much better after the workout. Yes actually making myself do it when I feel bad is sometimes impossible. However, when I d... Read more

  • Signed up for a run

    2/3/2016 12:19:07 PM, by COOIE1271

    Today I signed up to do the Fat Ass run in my community for November of this year. I will be participating with a friend of mine and together we are going to train and coach one another toward our goals. This will be my first running event and a big challenge for me but, running is something I hav... Read more

  • I can relate to this!

    2/3/2016 9:13:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • Exercise Rules

    2/3/2016 8:23:41 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    198 40 33... Read more

  • What Went - Tuesday

    2/3/2016 1:34:06 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Stats: 1985 calories. Again, more than I was aiming for. I am a bit puzzled at why. I did not eat more than usual today. I guess some of my choices were more than usual and it all added up. I am finding that tracking with my phone is so much easier than on my laptop. 8338 steps. I u... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings Journal 2/2

    2/3/2016 12:02:03 AM, by SMALITO88

    I had ice cream today and it made me feel sick. I didn't even eat more than normal. I think I'm ready to cut back on portion sizes again. Down to a quarter cup, or even less.... Read more

  • Finally

    2/2/2016 4:08:01 PM, by PICKIE98

    My meds were delivered a few minutes after I got home from work. I had to leave to do a few errands before therapy, so did not take the new med. It started out I was to get 100 mg of the time-release medicine, but that cost ten times more than the lower dosages. Doc's office ordered 75 mg, once a... Read more

  • Spark coach

    2/2/2016 8:42:44 AM, by MISSA526

    I know I've had a good workout when I feel great afterwards! Tired, sweaty, but on top of the world!... Read more

  • A real Fat Burner

    2/2/2016 8:40:44 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    T-Nation.com Bodybuilding.com Labrada.com Train for health. 104... Read more

  • What Went - Monday

    2/2/2016 2:11:42 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Stats - 1927 calories. That is more than I wanted to eat but less than SP wanted me to eat. It is higher than normal because dd and I ate out for lunch. I did adjust my other meals because of it, but there was still a higher calorie count over all. 7984 steps. I killed the steps! I ... Read more

  • Need to vent

    2/1/2016 11:41:46 PM, by SMTURN70

    How many times did I hear growing up "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me". The first time I really remember saying that was on the kindergarten playground. Even though you say that to yourself sometimes words do hurt. I know some people have no idea the words they say ... Read more

  • Staying Strong

    2/1/2016 11:08:59 PM, by ANGELBROOKS

    As I wind down to the last two days of this green smoothie detox, my hope for me after is to not fall back into my old ways of eating. Looking forward to forming new habits. ... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings Journal 2/1

    2/1/2016 6:16:25 PM, by SMALITO88

    Not craving sugar so much today, but I am wanting lots of warmth. So tea it is. Sometimes with a bit of sugar, and some cream. Mostly just herbal.... Read more

  • Goodbye January

    2/1/2016 3:15:49 PM, by JAE_HENNINGTON2

    Did do pretty good in January..I hope to make this month even better. I lost about 10lbs overall ...so I am thankful for that..Suffer with depression and it is not always easy to get everything thing done that I want to do. Baby steps is the way to go.... Read more

  • Monday

    2/1/2016 1:46:18 PM, by PICKIE98

    I like to read celebrity biographies and autobiographies. Not the "stars" on the screen now, but the real celebrities. I just read Valentino. I have read hundreds of these books,, the very best one was Henry Fonda. The other ones that are eye-openers are the Kitty Kelly books. Her biography ... Read more

  • AARP free course! The Big KNOW! About self-help becoming more happy.

    2/1/2016 12:24:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    I did not hold much hope that I'd benefit from this online free course. I tried it and I love it. It is NOT someone preaching at you! It is very, very well structured. ANd it is free! It can take 3 weeks to do or do it quicker if you want. You do have to be a member of AARP--a... Read more

  • Nice Walk in the Woods

    2/1/2016 8:26:26 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    244 334 Like looking for Easter eggs. 33... Read more

  • What Went - Sunday

    2/1/2016 1:47:30 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Stats - 7139 steps : Sundays are a harder day for me usually for steps because I am sitting all morning in church. And the Y closes early on Sunday nights. But I got there in the afternoon and got in a good workout. 1945 calories : This is over my personal goal of 1700's for the ca... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings Journal 1/31

    1/31/2016 8:52:33 PM, by SMALITO88

    I think I need to not make huge treats, because then I know they're in the house and I desperately want them.... Read more

  • life in recovery, February goals.

    1/31/2016 8:08:37 PM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    Start weight 284. 1) Meal plan: Whole 30, except for 2/9 ( fat tuesday or mardi gras). tracking in Spark. 2) Movement: walk on workday mornings, finish off 10,000 steps on treadmill. Do 15 minutes in wellness room 2x a workday. Yoga on Saturday mornings. rest day Sunday. 3) Have a life; Jazz n... Read more

  • Life in recovery, january wrap up.

    1/31/2016 8:03:27 PM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    Start weight was 294. 192 I finished the month at 284. 192 10 pounds. 345 I am ecstatic. 224 My January goals were to 1) follow whole30. Pack my lunch/ snacks. Preplan Dinner with whole 30 approved meals.. I stuck to the whole30 plan by daily tracking on Spark people, eating breakfast each... Read more

  • Late Night Attack

    1/31/2016 5:13:24 PM, by ANGIESTURN

    Last night i had to stay up until 1 a.m. to pick up my oldest son from work. I thought to myself about 7 pm that I was in trouble because I had 6 more hours to get through and not many calories left. I went off the rails with the chips and then moved on to brownies. Then I got out the soda. By the e... Read more

  • Sunday

    1/31/2016 1:08:21 PM, by PICKIE98

    I slept very well last night. I took my meds and one generic acetaminophen pm and decided to read more of my library book("Valentino") after DD went to bed. Next thing I knew it was an hour later: I fell asleep. I went to bed and slept another seven hours. Wonderful!! I tested my blood suga... Read more

  • Shrimp Scampi

    1/31/2016 11:00:51 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you up for some of this? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/4 cup olive oil 1 (12-ounce) package frozen raw jumbo shrimp, thawed 4 large garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp dried parsley 2 Tbsps lemon juice 1/4 c butter 8 ounces angel hair pasta or other t... Read more

  • Take Action

    1/31/2016 8:50:57 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • 51 pounds!

    1/31/2016 8:19:30 AM, by BELLATALULA

    I put on 37 pounds over my pregnancy. I had my baby girl on April 28. I am now down 51 pounds from the biggest I have ever been. I am very proud because I did this in a totally healthy way. When I got pregnant the third time and ended up seeing the biggest weight on the scale ever I thought I mig... Read more