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  • What Went - Saturday

    2/28/2015 11:46:20 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. My tummy is Not Happy. About the only thing it can tolerate is a bit of rice and chicken. I tried a bite of green beans and it really was unhappy. I was taking high doses of probiotics but had run out of the special colon specific ones. I went tonight to get them. I hope they can make my tu... Read more

  • Relentless day 59, MI60 Routine - Week 1, Day 7; Rest Day

    2/28/2015 7:50:27 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Did some chores for DW today. It's snowing finally, we could sure use a lot more. Many lakes are too low to even bother with fishing. It looks like Al Gore is sending all the snow to the east coast. 334 Have a great Spark Day.... Read more

  • Not sure what to call this one

    2/28/2015 4:49:06 PM, by LOVELYMERMAID

    Ok, I have problems.. granted everyone has problems... to be honest, i haven't wanted to get on sparkpeople, and i haven't wanted to weigh in.... or even exercise. I'm afraid to step on the scale because i know that i have gained weight. i don't want to see that i'm back where i started in the begin... Read more

  • Oh no! How did the flu get me?

    2/28/2015 1:40:49 PM, by CTUPTON

    SP has many articles about the flu--prevention ans treatment--oh and why it is different from a cold. And if it a "stomach, intestine" thing it is a different virus. I did not know the flu was primarily respiratory. So if you want to know more, do a search on SP for flu. Please do ... Read more

  • Useless wasteland --answer!

    2/28/2015 1:15:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    The Grand Canyon Well Ives sure missed that boat! chris... Read more

  • SP recipes---healthy swaps for things we love but should not eat often

    2/28/2015 1:13:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/resource/n
    utrition_articles.asp?id=1984... Read more

  • Beef Teriyaki

    2/28/2015 10:25:14 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner tonight is...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 1/2 lb. sirloin or chuck beef sliced into 1/4 inch thick stir fry strips vegetable oil for frying. Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients~ 1 1/4 c water 3 Tbsp dark brown sugar 1/3 c soy sauce ... Read more

  • Saturday morning

    2/28/2015 9:43:39 AM, by PICKIE98

    On the road in the dark to fill gas tank and gas cans. Brought them back home, returned to Krogers and shopped, got my Rx. (Store is only 3/4 mile from my house). Back home to unload groceries do some things,,then back on road to Dad's house to check mail. Snow is still piled too high and fro... Read more

  • Relentless day 58, MI60 Routine - Week 1, Day 6; Delts & Triceps

    2/27/2015 10:21:40 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Compared to the grueling of the past week this routine was a cake walk. Deltoid Workout: These are a small muscle group & best worked with light weights. Dumbbell Laterals; 4 Sets, 32 Reps, 208 Lbs per arm. Bent over Rear Delt Raise; 7 Sets, 76 Reps, 700 Lbs. per arm. Ba... Read more

  • What is Going - Friday

    2/27/2015 8:43:53 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Doctor's appointment went well. The doctor looked at my weight and then at the records and said "You've lost weight!" Then he looked at me and said "how did you do that?" I told him that I don't know. I am eating the same way (healthy) and exercising daily just as I have been for the last fe... Read more

  • No Bake Cookies

    2/27/2015 3:39:36 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, it's cookie time! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs 18 oz. jar crunchy peanut butter 2 sticks butter, softened 1 lb. box powdered sugar 7 oz. can fine coconut 1/2 c finely chopped pecans Directions~ Mix all ingred... Read more

  • Friday, finally!

    2/27/2015 2:27:44 PM, by PICKIE98

    We had a power outage at my workplace this morning,, 6:15am.. It made my day easier because I got my tasks finished while others were trying to get things up and running.Once the computers are down, For Get It! I did my thing and I just went along and did my jobs, came home,,not having to deal ... Read more

  • Ima's Quote for the Day!

    2/27/2015 1:33:52 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 195 195 195195 195 195 195195 195 “Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of your reality is not their reality.” ― Shannon L. Alder 195 195 195 195195 195 195 195195 195... Read more

  • From Magic Number to Magic Moment

    2/27/2015 8:37:54 AM, by CLAYMACT

    It was one of those "Aha" moments. I had a pimple on my back (I won't get gross. Keep reading.) and I took a hand mirror to look into the wall mirror to see what was going on. That was when I noticed something was wrong with my back. As I looked in the mirror, I saw something between my shoulde... Read more

  • What Went - Thursday

    2/26/2015 11:58:49 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. I got my 6000 steps today. 2. I had to use my Mommy Voice on the union rep. to get them to resolve things for my son. I was trying to let him resolve it on his own but seeing as he's not an adult and they were being uncooperative for a week, I think it was ok to intervene. A good Mommy Vo... Read more

  • Smothered Chicken

    2/26/2015 11:40:45 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, How much do you like chicken? If you love chicken like I do, come check this out! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 1/2-3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, legs or thighs (or combination of two or more) 1 c all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp rubbed s... Read more

  • Happy Day

    2/26/2015 10:25:23 PM, by JAMER123

    Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime! - Lawrence G. Lovasik... Read more

  • Relentless day 57, MI60 Routine - Week 1, Day 5; Back & Hams

    2/26/2015 7:54:30 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm up: 30-minute walk. 91 Back Workout: Lat Pull-down; 9 Sets, 83 Reps, 3,448 Lbs. Machine Row; 6 Sets, 60 Reps, 4,280 Lbs. Dumbbell Rows; 4 Sets, 57 Reps, 855 Lbs. per arm; Total: 8 Reps, 114 Reps, 1,710 Lbs Barbell Deadlift; 5 Sets, 40 Reps, 3,800 Lbs. Total ... Read more

  • Warming up!!

    2/26/2015 3:43:59 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is 8 degrees outside!! I am not sure about the wind chill factor, but the sun is shining and that temp feels sweltering compared to last night. I wish I was one of those people who embrace the cold, the ice, snow and frostbite, but I have never liked cold weather.. born and raised in this state... Read more

  • Feeling Broken?

    2/26/2015 9:23:05 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Still on my journey to lose that last 50 pounds and revving up! It's starting to come off after a 2 freaking year plateau. I think I was spinning my wheels in the wrong direction. I plateaued after my first 100 pounds for a year and then had to change things up to lose over 100 more. To te... Read more

  • Beginning again.

    2/26/2015 7:34:09 AM, by WNTMYPREBBYBDY

    Starting over from scratch. I had lost over 40lbs several years ago and was keeping it off easily...then I had our second child. I started off great post partum and was into my jeans within a week of birth, but then had an ectopic pregnancy and surgery 10 months later.....and depression set in and I... Read more

  • Setbacks

    2/26/2015 6:31:27 AM, by BITTERCAT

    I thought I was doing so well, but that turns out not to be true. I have been using the two scales at my mom's place to weigh myself once a week. According to those scales, I had lost about four pounds. Yesterday, when I went to the doctor and THEY weighed me, it turned out my weight has not ... Read more

  • What Went - Wednesday

    2/25/2015 9:22:00 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Is it good when you go in for lab work and the technician says "I know you. Let me get the hot pack?" Bad news is that it took two tourniquets, a hot pack and ten minutes until he got blood. The good news is that he was very patient and did it with good humor and no digging. :) 2. Dd a... Read more

  • Useless wasteland...where is this?

    2/25/2015 8:35:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Joseph Ives was given the job of looking at a certain area of the US. Here is his summation: "A few years later, Ives wrote an extensive report on his mission in which he pronounced the ? a beautiful but essentially useless wasteland. “After entering it there is nothing to do but leave,” h... Read more

  • Squash Casserole

    2/25/2015 7:26:42 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, it has been a busy day but I am here! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 large yellow squash*, sliced 1/4 inch thick (about 8 cups) 1/2 c water 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Cream of Chicken Soup or Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 c sour cream 1/4 c red onion, finely chopped 1... Read more

  • Trying a New Workout Video Tomorrow

    2/25/2015 7:04:01 PM, by KC8RZK31

    I am trying a new workout video tomorrow, another Senior fitness video with both Cardio and Strength training like my other one. I am finally getting a little better with the first one and am getting more accustomed to the steps in the cardio. Wish I had a little more space in my living room to mo... Read more

  • Oh Carrot Cake

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

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

  • Can't find my flylady motivational music ~!

    2/25/2015 5:18:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    It was so upbeat and motivating. Does anyone know what I am talking about? Thanks, chris 335 542... Read more

  • Wednesday

    2/25/2015 4:53:29 PM, by PICKIE98

    A long and tiring day at work. Chaos, noise and lots of tension.. none of it mine. I did work almost an hour extra though.. I just came home, took a nice shower and am sipping some hot, decaf green tea. Ahhh,, if I cannot have warm weather, I might as well enjoy hot drinks..... Read more

  • Fuhrman's food plate

    2/25/2015 4:03:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Use the link below for a bigger picture. www.drfuhrman.com/library/food
    pyramid.aspx www.drfuhrman.com/library/food
    pyramid.aspx... Read more

  • Relentless day 56, New Routine - Week 1, Day 4; REST

    2/25/2015 3:10:59 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    At last I get my first reprieve from Ben Pakulski's MI40 Routine. Back to the weights tomorrow. It's weight lifting 5-days a week. Thus far its seems its well thought out. The hardest thing thus far was building a spread sheet to keep track of my progress. You don't need heavy weights for his r... Read more

  • Fast food ads

    2/24/2015 10:46:35 PM, by WINACHST

    The last couple of times I have been at the gym and watching TV, I saw some ads for fast food restaurants and I think their marketing people ought to be fired. I cannot believe they should even think that the breaded deep-fried thingies look appealing. The food that was being advertised looked awfu... Read more

  • Finally 1000 minutes in a month

    2/24/2015 10:14:53 PM, by SOLUCKY12

    It has been so long since I've managed to reach my goal of 1000 minutes. I'm still not back on my treadmill, but I've overcome my arthritic knee and pain in my foot. I've put on my exercise dvd's while watching tv to take my mind off of counting the minutes and it's working. After gaining b... Read more

  • Relentless day 55, New Routine - Week 1, Day 3

    2/24/2015 10:03:01 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    This workout was gruesome; had to break the session into 7-AM & 2-PM sessions. 24 Did my normal 30-min warm up walk then started the morning leg session. 91 All routines had 4-Sets each with 40 to 70 seconds between sets in circuit fashion. Barbell Hack Squats; 32 Reps 4,320 Lbs. ... Read more

  • What Went - Tuesday

    2/24/2015 9:49:18 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. I felt good today. I found that I still tire easily (not that that is something totally new with this latest illness or anything!) But my busy spurts were a bit more enjoyable. 2. I actually walked on the treadmill for about ten minutes which is more than I have done in a couple of weeks... Read more

  • Turned It Around!

    2/24/2015 3:35:51 PM, by SUSANPETUNIA

    The other day I confessed to not making the right choices where food is concerned and even drinking some soft drinks- a big no-no following gastric sleeve. The scale hadn't really moved for over a week- either direction. So, I prayed about this and woke up with a renewed motivation to do the r... Read more

  • Pear Preserves

    2/24/2015 2:56:40 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am canning till my hearts content today! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 16 cups pear slices 5 cups water 6 cups sugar 1 Tbsp citric acid Directions~ Wash pears, peel and core. Slice into 1/2 inch slices dropping them into a pan of cold wat... Read more

  • Tuesday

    2/24/2015 2:03:37 PM, by PICKIE98

    A good day at work, the usual ups and downs.. Tomorrow the people from corporate will be here to check on how we do things, right or wrong. I have been given my list of things to get done before they arrive and also after they are here..I do everything by the book anyway, so I just chit chat... Read more

  • Been a While

    2/24/2015 11:59:03 AM, by CANMERA

    Wow it has been a very long time since I posted here. My last year has been with Physio 2 times in a week. I have a hard time thinking now as I have a tbi. My brains were smashed in the car accident and I hav efound recovery to be very hard. I can not tihnk like I used to. Nor can I live like i u... Read more

  • Italian Lasagna, Pea Salad, And Garlic Bread

    2/23/2015 7:34:44 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Lasagna tonight! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 (8 oz.) box lasagna noodles 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 lb. lean chuck ground beef 1 large bell pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 (28 oz.) cans crushed tomatoes 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp ... Read more

  • Relentless day 54, New Routine - Week 1, Day 2

    2/23/2015 7:23:08 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm up: 30-minute walk. Circuit Training with 40 Second Rest Per Set; Tempo 4-0-1-0 91 Chest Workout: 4 Sets on each routine in Circuit fashion ending with push-ups. Bench Press 44 Reps, Volume 1,548 Lbs. Dumbbell Incline Press 42 Reps, 420 Lbs per arm; Total, 84 Reps, Vol. 84... Read more

  • Forgot to do it MY way, and got injured!

    2/23/2015 6:12:05 PM, by HAT_WRIGHT

    I can't believe I have missed 2 weekly blogs--ugh sometimes the day slips away. This month has been a learning month for me. Here is what I have learned 1--Even though a fitness dvd program may move on to another DVD, a longer DVD--I don't have to do them. It is ok to allow myself to j... Read more

  • Frigid Monday

    2/23/2015 2:20:05 PM, by PICKIE98

    Again we are in subzero temps..when I was warming Vito up in the garage at 5 am, , his thermometer said 17F. When I backed him out and went down the street, the temp went down to 11F. Two blocks later he said 4F. One mile later, at my workplace, he said -11F..That is actual temp, not wind chill f... Read more

  • Frigid Monday

    2/23/2015 2:20:02 PM, by PICKIE98

    Again we are in subzero temps..when I was warming Vito up in the garage at 5 am, , his thermometer said 17F. When I backed him out and went down the street, the temp went down to 11F. Two blocks later he said 4F. One mile later, at my workplace, he said -11F..That is actual temp, not wind chill f... Read more

  • My daily carb division/plan

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

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

  • Well I should be in less pain soon

    2/23/2015 11:23:24 AM, by MISSA526

    I saw my doc for lupus and fibro. She pu me on neurontin. The only problem is I have to ween myself on to it over the course of a month before I'll really feel the effects. I've been so sore the last few days I've just been doing light yoga. I also had labs done so fingers are crossed that they turn... Read more

  • Plateau

    2/23/2015 10:22:36 AM, by SUSANPETUNIA

    I lost 53 pounds very quickly following gastric sleeve. Now I'm stuck. I am not eating what I'm supposed to be and not getting in my protein... and drinking diet drinks again. I am sure this is why, but I'm still not eating a fraction of what I was before. I'm walking daily. Several days I have deci... Read more

  • What Went - Sunday

    2/22/2015 11:24:36 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    It is about 8:30 at night and I don't feel so well. This has sort of been the story of today. I woke up with a sore throat again, I saw the family off to church and went back to bed. Then I've had a mix of trying to get some much needed things done: dh's work clothes for tomorrow needed to go t... Read more

  • TGIS

    2/22/2015 10:08:38 PM, by ETCH12

    Sunday, has come and gone. I did my daily gym work out. Legs day. It was raining. I ran to my car jumping over puddles in my new sneakers. What a great day to be alive.... Read more

  • Relentless day 53, New Routine - Week 1, Day 1

    2/22/2015 8:00:38 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    It's been 7-weeks of strictly doing isolation exercises. It's time for a change so I'll be mixing compound movements with isolation. It's a take-off from Ben Pakulski's MI40 routine. He has access to a full scale gym; I don't. 24 Back Exercises, 6 all with 4 Sets each Lat Pull-... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/22/2015 6:08:14 PM, by PICKIE98

    Caught up on lots of sleep, did lots of little things around the house and engaged in some power naps.. Subzero temps keep me at a bare minimum movement.... Read more

  • Pot Roast With Vegetables, Buttermilk Biscuits, And You Got It, Desert!

    2/22/2015 4:07:00 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Can you taste it? Can you smell it? The roast is cooked to perfection(and juicy) The veggies...oh my, you just got to take a peek! Ingredients~ 3-4 lb. chuck or sirloin post roast 1/2 stick butter1 teaspoon salt cool water 4-6 medium or small Irish Potatoes, ... Read more

  • Artificial Sweeteners in Milk? - The Dr. Oz Show

    2/22/2015 2:27:02 PM, by IMAVISION

    466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 As always - I 304 for stopping in to check this information out. God bless us all with the desire to seek out clear knowledge concerning the products we choose to purchase! 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 "Industry m... Read more

  • Time for Irish Soda Bread--here is one recipe, there are many.

    2/22/2015 9:25:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for currants 4 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch dice 1 3/4 cups cold buttermilk, shaken 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten ... Read more

  • Lots more data about coconut oil...

    2/21/2015 9:00:03 PM, by CTUPTON

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_
    oil... Read more

  • Coconut oil better? Well, no real proof. Darn.

    2/21/2015 8:59:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    From Nutrition Action Newsletter: www.cspinet.org/nah/articles
    /coconut-oil.html... Read more

  • Funny Thing...

    2/21/2015 8:38:07 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    ...they want MORE! somehow there is some money unaccounted for, and personally? I think it's because they forgot to figure in the federal withholding! I have to make ANOTHER trip to the bank, this time for copies of all my money orders and cashiers' checks! While I'm there, I'm going to have them... Read more

  • Airy tires

    2/21/2015 6:32:25 PM, by PICKIE98

    I finally got air in my tires,,yes, both drivers side tires were deflated somewhat. It is normal for winter here, but we still have subzero temps,,-20 at noon. DD and I ran errands before credit union closed, returned something at store, got a few groceries. Yesterday I got a $20 Kroger... Read more

  • What is Going - Saturday

    2/21/2015 5:33:43 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. I overdid it yesterday plus had to wake up early this morning. I had a sore throat as a result. I'm glad that I'm still on the antibiotic. 2. Because I learn from overdoing it, I had an extra long walk with Rocky this morning. ;) We went through the deserted dog park and I coaxed him i... Read more

  • Salmon Patties With A Side Of Coleslaw

    2/21/2015 4:59:10 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Salmon is on the menu for dinner! Of course you are invited! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 (14.5 oz.) canned pink salmon 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 c plain flour 1/3 c peanut oil Directions~ Drain salmon reserving liquid. Pla... Read more

  • Family.

    2/21/2015 4:45:49 PM, by ETCH12

    Sometimes, blood related family, isn't family at all. I have friends that I consider real family. I'm over it. I cannot be part of the past. I want to enjoy my life and it will not include many of my family members. Yeah, they suck and enjoy their crab bucket mentality. 30... Read more

  • Relentless day 52, Bicep Isolation Exercises

    2/21/2015 4:42:43 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm up: 30-minute walk. 548 Circuit Training with 40 Second Rest Per Set; Tempo 1-0-4-0 EZ-Bar Curl Wide Crip Curls 10 Sets, 100 Reps, Volume 1,700 Lbs. EZ-Bar Narrow Grip Curls 10 Sets, 100 Reps, Volume 1,700 Lbs. T-Bar Pronation Cable Curls 10 Sets, 100 Reps, Volume 3,250 Lbs. ... Read more

  • I Did It and I Am Not Sorry!

    2/21/2015 11:00:43 AM, by CLAYMACT

    I confess. I did it. I am not going to apologize, either. What did I do? I broke my magic number. I won't rehash what I mean by that, but you can read my blog, "The Magic Number" to get insight on the subject. Once I had the "Magic Number" revelation, I was able to make my own magic. "You ... Read more

  • 1st run in over 20 years - 2014

    2/21/2015 10:50:53 AM, by BLACK-ROZE

    8 miles cycling and 3 miles treadmill. I Ran today the mile and half. Keep in mind its been nearly 20 years since I could really run. I still need to work on my gate aka stride lengthening. But it's improving slowly. Its been some major work to get to where I am now, specially coming from wheelchair... Read more

  • Day 6

    2/21/2015 10:47:47 AM, by BLACK-ROZE

    Read: BOBCATGIRL76 post re; 7 Things that Separate Weight-Loss Winners & Losers / SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/
    resource/motivation_articl
    es.asp?id=1732&page=3 ''How Come I'm Not Losing Weight?'' / SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/
    resource/nutritio... Read more

  • What Went - Friday

    2/21/2015 2:31:46 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. I slept lying down last night! Not only did I not have to spend part of the night in my armchair, I didn't need to use the wedge to keep myself propped up. I still woke up to a couple of coughing jags but my nights are getting better every night. 2. I can eat without any pain at all. I ... Read more

  • Believe

    2/20/2015 11:38:05 PM, by JAMER123

    Believe in something that captures your heart, your body, and your soul. Let it captivate your mind and open you to new possibilities. Let it consume you and show you that through hard work, determination, and dedication you will not fail. - Jariel Morales Could be the Mission Stat... Read more

  • Relentless day 51, Forced Rest Day

    2/20/2015 7:40:34 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Had a 9:00 A.M. appointment at Reno's Cancer Institute for a routine check-up. They froze off 7-pre-cancerous spots. That by itself made for a productive day. 104 But I did my usual 45-minute walk. 91 Spark on my friends. 306... Read more

  • Chicken Tenders

    2/20/2015 4:31:53 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Yum, yum, yum! Take a peek! 2 1/2-3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/2 c buttermilk 1 c all-purpose flour 1/2 c corn (masa) flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp ground thyme 1/8 tsp rubbed sage 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 c peanut vegetabl... Read more

  • Day 5, "Just day five"

    2/20/2015 3:11:36 PM, by BLACK-ROZE

    Omg, I thought this day would never get here, just day 5. Yesterday I did in fact break my diet, but not to horribly broken. I had some extra fruit, such as a handful of blueberries, couldn’t resist them, and also had a orange. However where the big break came was dinner time. I had a chef salad. ... Read more

  • I count the hours..

    2/20/2015 2:44:23 PM, by PICKIE98

    until we get a temperature higher than zero. It is -21 degrees here with windchill..-11 actual at noon,, As the sun moves across the sky, that will drop again. DD still has that tummy virus, but guzzling the gatorade and immodium. I pray I do not catch it.. I never take any appliance o... Read more

  • Hugs

    2/20/2015 12:57:28 AM, by JAMER123

    ... Read more

  • What Went - Thursday

    2/19/2015 9:35:03 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. I can eat again. Most of the pain in my throat and tongue is gone. 2. I am still coughing a lot. I get coughing jags where I'm gasping for breath. Laughing so hard that you start to cough like that is kind of a strange oxymoron. (I'm pretty sure I'm not using the right word here but I'm... Read more

  • SP cardio for people with joint pain-Jessica Smith free videos

    2/19/2015 6:34:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.jessicasmithtv.com/free-wo
    rkout-videos/... Read more

  • Relentless day 50, Leg Isolation Exercises

    2/19/2015 5:03:03 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm Up walk 30 Min. 211 Standing Leg Curl 4 Sets, 54 Reps, Volume 405 per leg; TTL 8 Sets, 104 Reps, Vol. 405 Lbs. Leg Extensions 4 Sets, 54 Reps, Volume 5,640 Lbs. Leg Press 4 Sets, 67 Reps, Volume 8,565 Lbs. Total of 16 Sets, 229 Reps, Volume 15,015Lbs. 7.5 Tons. 24 Next ... Read more

  • Thursday

    2/19/2015 2:09:47 PM, by PICKIE98

    The thermometer in my car shows -6 degrees parked in the garage, so the actual temp is -29 degreesF!!! the air in one of my tires is a little low, so I was going to use our portable air compressor to fill it up.. It would not work no matter what I did, so I brought the whole machine inside to warm ... Read more

  • Success- A Small Victory

    2/19/2015 1:37:03 PM, by KC8RZK31

    Success- A Small Victory! After having days where I lost motivation and ate foods that I knew would sabotage my calorie limit, I have made strides today. I was able after days of blowing off workouts, to get up & do my exercise video today. I did 10 minutes cardio and 24 minutes strength training... Read more

  • Day 4

    2/19/2015 11:52:49 AM, by BLACK-ROZE

    This I found to be intresting... Read more

  • Day 4 Rant, EASY ON THE LIPS - HARD ON MY HIPS

    2/19/2015 11:50:51 AM, by BLACK-ROZE

    Oh my, we are seeing results, even with last night's hissy fit over the lovely pizza my so loving husband bought and then plopped it down right in front of me. And my favorite kind too , all that lovely cheese, pepperoni's, and sausage . I couldn’t help my self and say" really, as I peeked into... Read more

  • Italian Pasta Salad, Chicken And Stuffing Casserole, And Swedish Meatballs

    2/19/2015 10:35:07 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, you are in for a treat! Take a peek! Recipe and thought of the day for~ 2/17/2015 Italian Pasta Salad Ingredients~ 1 (12 oz.) package Tri-colored Rotini Pasta 3-4 quarts water 1 tsp salt 1 c whole black olives 1 c cherry or grapes tomatoes 1... Read more

  • Relentless day 49, Delts & Pecs Isolation Exercises

    2/18/2015 8:19:15 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm Up walk 30 Min. 244 Front Deltoid Heads 5 Sets, 52 Reps, Volume 356 Per Arm; Total 10 Sets. 102 Reps, Vol. 702 Lbs. Lateral Deltoid Heads 5 Sets, 48 Reps, Volume 368 Per Arm; TTL 10 Sets, 96 Reps, Vol. 732 Lbs. Face Pulls 5 Sets, 60 Reps, Volume 3,600 Lbs. Pectoral Flyes 7 Sets,... Read more

  • Book name: Resilience by Jesse Close

    2/18/2015 4:54:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    Enjoy! chris... Read more

  • Talk about a heat wave!

    2/18/2015 12:21:38 PM, by IMAVISION

    425 444 425 444 425 444 425 444 425 444 Talk about a heat wave! 246 304 for checking this out. Hope it brings a smile to your face. 100 God bless you on this eighteenth day, of this second month, in the year of our Lord 2015! 425 444 425 444 425 444 42... Read more

  • Day 3 jucing

    2/18/2015 9:20:24 AM, by BLACK-ROZE

    DAY 3 OF Juicing , weight 3 days ago was 222.06. I weighted in today and now at 219.04 . I thought it would be better to do more-so video of this journey. Yeah, my hair is a mess, no makeup, but the real me 1st thing in the morning. This is the real deal how rough this is, and then on top of of it... Read more

  • Up early.

    2/18/2015 8:39:50 AM, by ETCH12

    Im awake, my gym clothes is set out. coffee was great. Going out into the darkness. Getting out of my safety zone. Life. I can do this.... Read more

  • Wednesday

    2/18/2015 3:50:28 AM, by PICKIE98

    Apparently mom listened when I talked to her the day before. She took a shower yesterday morning. No hassles. basic care is such and such in assisted living. The more they need to assist her, the more she pays. They have tried multiple times a day with all staff to get her into the bath. NO... Read more

  • A Tale of Two Doctors

    2/18/2015 12:58:12 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    One week ago I got sick - intense sort throat, fever. One week ago I weighed four pounds heavier - four pounds lost due to not being able to swallow, not due to good healthy choices. I thought it was getting better and then it seemed to start to get worse again. So today I tried to get into t... Read more

  • Our friend's home in Cohassett . MA . Yes, this is scary!

    2/17/2015 9:09:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Gym

    2/17/2015 9:03:49 PM, by ETCH12

    Last night, I set an alarm. I hit snooze. I made it to the gym with 2 minutes to spare. I was reminded of that "thing". The day is gone, I did absolutely nothing in the direction of anything being worthwhile. Tomorrow? Do overs. Setting an alarm now. ... Read more

  • Relentless day 48, Rest Day

    2/17/2015 8:59:05 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Walked for 34 Min. The rest of the day was spent helping DW with moving furniture. She never could figure out what a rest day as for. 334 Honey do lists never sleep. 101 102 Spark on people! 244... Read more

  • Book about mental illness in the family of Glenn Close

    2/17/2015 8:56:08 PM, by CTUPTON

    Other people seemed to know about this family way before I did. That is not new. I think I live in a cave. Oh well. But I did find the book fascinating and eye opening. Jesse Close was not diagnosed till age 50. But she struggled all her life and no one put it all together till so late in her l... Read more

  • Egg and Spoon a book I want to read --for fun

    2/17/2015 6:40:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is what GOODREADS says about Egg and Spoon: "In this tour de force, master storyteller Gregory Maguire offers a dazzling novel for fantasy lovers of all ages. Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscr... Read more

  • Cindy Crawford's photo

    2/17/2015 1:55:23 PM, by WINACHST

    Have you seen the photo? My hubby showed it to me because she is a super model and he thought I looked better even considering that I am older. I disagree. All I can say is wow! She looks like that and close to 50 and is still modeling ~ more power to her! https://twitter.com/CharleneWh
    ite... Read more

  • Tuesday

    2/17/2015 6:18:46 AM, by PICKIE98

    I will call mom's place today after I get home from work to see if she took her shower,,It has been a WEEk, that is why they are concerned. They also had to inform me because if they bathe her it adds about $450 to her bill.. She is stubborn, abusive ad rude. THat is her normal self. With her d... Read more

  • Three good things

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

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

  • chordoma, go away.

    2/16/2015 8:59:49 PM, by ETCH12

    Well the chordoma is back. It's growing right where the last big removal took place. Right now we're waiting for the next step. Needle ablation doesn't appear to be an option. The Dr's are saying radiation will work. Loma Linda provides proton beam radiation. If the insurance doesn't get i... Read more

  • Relentless day 47, Back Isolation Exercises

    2/16/2015 7:46:26 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm Up walk 30 Min. 91 Lat Pull-down 6 Sets, 63 Reps, Volume 3,330 Lbs. Bent Over Rows 6 Sets, 80 Reps, Volume 6,240 Lbs. Straight Arm Push-down 6 Reps, 92 Reps, Volume 2,920 Lbs. Reverse Grip Pull-down 6 Sets, 98 Reps, Volume 2,970 Lbs. Totals: 24 Sets, 333 Reps, Volume 15,420 Lb... Read more

  • Red Curry And Ginger Pork Loin

    2/16/2015 4:49:09 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, My kitchen is smelling so good! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/4 C. oil juice of 1 lime 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar 2 Tbsp. brown sugar 2 Tbsp. red curry paste 1 tsp. fresh ground ginger 2 lbs. meat. Note~ I used pork, but it would be great with chicken... Read more

  • getting closer

    2/16/2015 4:18:06 PM, by PICKIE98

    got a call form mom's assisted living. Now she is refusing to shower. Nurse has tried many times, whole staff too.. I told her to let me talk to mom via her cell phone. Mom would not answer me,, ,, I will have to go out there... I understand her kidneys are getting worse, But she still gets ... Read more

  • What Is Your Magic Number?

    2/16/2015 12:14:27 PM, by CLAYMACT

    For those of you that read my "The Magic Number" blog, I would love it, if you took a moment and wrote in the comment section what your "magic number" is. Tell me your story. If you haven't read "The Magic Number," what are you waiting for? Read, write and let's learn from and encourage each ot... Read more