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  • Alive

    6/27/2016 7:40:05 PM, by NAPPINGKITTEN

    Not the best day today. Lunch was way off the scale, but otherwise I've been doing pretty good lately.... Read more

  • Monday is exciting

    6/27/2016 2:59:42 PM, by PICKIE98

    I went to work today, and of course, after being off for two days I came back and everything was done wrong or not done at all. I was very upset, but informed my boss that I may not get everything done, since I had to do all of the work that the weekend people did not do. I used to send my BP ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    6/27/2016 8:54:08 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Day 22 for Witchy

    6/27/2016 8:21:07 AM, by WITCHYWONDERFUL

    424 Well I can't believe I'm beginning week 4 that seems to of gone very quickly. My weight loss has slowed down a lot but that was to be expected. I had a blog free day as I had a lovely day out at Witley Court with my Rob. It is a Grade I Listed National Monument and the grounds were lovely... Read more

  • Easy day

    6/26/2016 2:23:08 PM, by PICKIE98

    I am doing just some chair exercises and my high marches in place. I had to go to the workplace for some paperwork, so did not do much today. I was going to mow our lawn while DD trimmed the hedges, but it began to rain just as we were headed home. It is just as well, the humidity is still rig... Read more

  • 5/3/1 Strength Training

    6/26/2016 9:01:49 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Today is the start of Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 Strength Training Routine. I've completed Ben Pakulski's Delt Routine. This change up is a not as aggressive as Bret Contreras' 2x4 routine found at 386 Sparkers ... Read more

  • I actually met 2 more sparkfriends! So exciting! Northwest Park, Windsor,CT.

    6/26/2016 6:28:33 AM, by CTUPTON
    age_id=226 I met Deb and Lorna from the Official CT Team! We came with our water bottles, sunglasses, bug repellent, sturdy shoes to do the "Bog Trail" at Northwest Park in Windsor. It is a huge park with many scheduled activities for concerts, seeing fa... Read more

  • life in recovery, relapse

    6/25/2016 4:54:24 PM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    Life in recovery, relapse Sometimes, what seem like hardships in our lives are the greatest blessings — we only need to change our perspective. In Isaiah we read: “We are the clay, you are the potter.” God is our potter, shaping and making us the finest we can be. Let’s rest easy and be blessed kn... Read more

  • Shhhh

    6/25/2016 8:23:51 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Sunrise, Saturday morning

    6/25/2016 6:47:01 AM, by PICKIE98

    I relaxed last evening, but after awhile, just sitting in the chair, I started getting hot, so asked DD if she felt warm. I thought I was having a very prolonged hot flash, but it turns out the wind completely stopped off Lake Huron, so there was not a puff of air and the weather was gearing up fo... Read more

  • Day 20 for Witchy

    6/25/2016 4:11:21 AM, by WITCHYWONDERFUL

    424 Feeling a bit flat today, very low on energy but the sun is shining and Eva and I are going to make the most of that and head to town. I have to return some clothes I bought they looked dreadful. It is the one of the main things I miss, feeling good when you try on new clothes. I can't wait f... Read more

  • Challenge Day 3 Scale

    6/25/2016 3:56:14 AM, by MISSTHISTLE6

    The Scale does hold a lot of power. I used to weigh myself multiple times a day and certainly every day when I have ever tried to actively lose weight. Then about 10 years ago or so I got rid of the scale (probably because I knew I had gained some weight and couldn't face facts). And just decided to... Read more

  • Basil Carbonara

    6/25/2016 12:41:06 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Head on out to the garden and snatch up some fresh basil and...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 10 slices bacon 1/4 c fresh basil leaves 4 to 6 cloves garlic 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 c half-and-half 1 c fresh grated Parmesan 1 pound pasta Directi... Read more

  • Friday evening

    6/24/2016 8:39:09 PM, by PICKIE98

    I walked 10,000 steps today. 2,500 steps beyond my goal. It is very warm here, enough to probably turn the A/C on tonight. Tomorrow is to be even warmer, 86-90 degrees. In MIchigan we learn to travel with coats, sandals, sunscreen and ice scrapers, all on the same day. I have a doctor app... Read more

  • Mad cat after his bath!

    6/24/2016 7:10:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    Bob is ignoring DD, his owner, and me, too. Bob went to DH because we just gave him a bath and he is mad at us. DH was reading the paper! Now the newspaper is wet, too. chris... Read more

  • Hubby's wheelchair is driving me crazy! Lots of aggravating noises, etc.

    6/24/2016 6:50:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    His only movement is riding around the house. Back and forth. Back and forth. There is not much room or variety: at the table then at his computer desk then at the TV to flip channels, then to the bedroom and back. Sometimes outside. He continually makes the chair recline and sit up straight --... Read more

  • Day 19 for Witchy

    6/24/2016 12:34:22 PM, by WITCHYWONDERFUL

    424 A late blog for me today, seemed to have a busy morning. I lost 1 pound again so feeling happy with that. I still have yet to get in the swing of things, cravings are terrible as my energy is non existent but I'm not giving in to them. Went for a long river walk with Eva, was a lovely day... Read more

  • The Calm before the Storm...

    6/24/2016 9:27:25 AM, by SAVAGETERHUNE

    Today is a beautiful, sunny day. Little Miss Muffett turns 5 today (although she wants to be called her real name now that she is a BIG girl.) Her party is tomorrow and her mom has been working very hard to make it a great day. My daughter has created a castle cake that is amazing! Just after her mo... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    6/24/2016 8:15:35 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Cranberry Punch

    6/24/2016 12:07:09 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Oh so good on a hot blistery day as today! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 bottles (32 ounces each) cranberry juice cocktail 1 quart orange juice 1 lemon, sliced and seeded 1 quart ginger ale Directions~ Just before serving, combine the c... Read more

  • Crossing the Next Great Divide

    6/23/2016 1:50:52 PM, by JICKEE

    So far my biggest milestones in my weight loss journey have been, 10 lbs., 20 Lbs., and now 30 lbs. When I reach 40 lbs. that will bring me to my current goal of 222 lbs. Between those last two achievements will be what I would like to call crossing the great divide. This will be achieved when my ... Read more

  • Babies are amazing! Baby weight, however, sucks.

    6/23/2016 1:14:29 PM, by GIRANIMAL

    Hello, all! Here I am with some rare downtime at work, so I thought I'd post an update. I sure do miss being a regular Sparker! First off, aside from work (I'm a manager now), the reason I've been so busy is THIS AMAZING GUY! Wow, guys. Being a mom is crazy awesome! I had no idea I'd enjoy i... Read more

  • Feeling down... again....

    6/23/2016 1:03:04 PM, by WVMOM23

    I had a dr appt the other day. I asked why I just can't seem to make things happen. Like losing weight. I know what I need to do, how to do it and be On Plan. I was told I wasn't ready yet since I can get it together. He is right I guess. So I came here and read over some of the posts I have had fro... Read more

  • Food tracker is now working. The "fix" using the iphone tracker for a few days.

    6/23/2016 9:14:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    Maybe using the iphone tracker for a few days jump started the computer SP Nutrition Tracker. Now I have a new way to enter foods. I am not a constant user of my iphone. Maybe this will push me in that direction. thanks for your support. chris... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    6/23/2016 8:18:40 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Oh my. 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Re entry

    6/23/2016 8:11:59 AM, by MISSTHISTLE6

    I must admit I am pretty exhausted from Paris. I think I may have even caught a wee bug as my throat is scratchy and I feel a bit of a cough coming on. Not too suprising after riding buses, trains, metros and being around tourists from all over the world, let's not forget my wee nephews as well. And... Read more

  • Perfect! Home water exercising!

    6/23/2016 7:55:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    What do you think? chris... Read more

  • Day 18 for Witchy

    6/23/2016 5:47:24 AM, by WITCHYWONDERFUL

    424 Morning everyone, well I am feeling positive today with a twinkle of energy that I hope will last while I go for a walk with Eva. We are off for a walk along the river to clear the cob webs away. The cat is on antibiotics so he is feeling a bit sorry for himself, so I'm leaving on the be... Read more

  • Slow Cooker Roast Beef

    6/23/2016 12:00:51 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, The slow cooker has been on all day! Oh and the smell...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 pounds roast beef 2 cans golden mushroom soup 3 cloves of garlic 1 large onion, sliced 1 brown gravy mix salt and pepper Directions~ Wash roast be... Read more

  • Wednesday afternoon

    6/22/2016 12:42:02 PM, by PICKIE98

    Home from work, made some phone calls, setting up order for new c-pap equipment to be shipped. Nobody told me I have to get a doctor's order every time I need new equipment... I then had to call the pharmacy because I was supposed to have my Ventolin on auto-refill, but they did not have it read... Read more

  • Spark coach

    6/22/2016 11:28:43 AM, by MISSA526

    My biggest accomplishment so far has been consistently losing weight no matter how little and forgiving myself for slip ups which has taken years to do!... Read more

  • Life in recovery, Family gatherings.

    6/22/2016 10:22:13 AM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    Life in recovery; family gatherings. Last week, I avoided a social gathering because I couldn’t be around food choices and alcohol and be sane. This week, I have to attend a family gathering where there will be food choices and alcohol and lots of options for emotional eating. My anxiety will b... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    6/22/2016 8:36:56 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Oh Yea? 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Day 17 for Witchy

    6/22/2016 7:22:47 AM, by WITCHYWONDERFUL

    424 So its good news and bad news. Good news I lost 1 pound, so hopefully things will start moving again. Bad news is poor Kittles needs a major op on his ear and it is going to be very expensive. I don't know what we are going to do at the moment, we are trying to buy and sell a property and... Read more

  • Back to life, back to reality!

    6/22/2016 3:54:52 AM, by MISSTHISTLE6

    I am back from my whirlwind trip to Paris. Due to lack of internet I wasn't able to input everything I ate into to Spark or keep track of all of my walking while I was there. I am pleased that I didn't worry about it too much and that here I am back on Sparkpeople checking in and writing and just ge... Read more

  • Blackberry Cobbler

    6/22/2016 12:02:20 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I trust that you will enjoy this in MODERATION! Take a peek! Ingredients~ Beat together until well mixed: 1/4 c butter, softened 1/2 c sugar Sift together: 1 c flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Directions~ Stir into shor... Read more

  • Le Sigh

    6/21/2016 11:21:50 PM, by NAPPINGKITTEN

    It's been a while since I've posted anything. Life got hectic. My food goal went out the window for a bit thanks to work and stress. But things are back on an upswing. Sort of. My mom had a physical recently and had really high cholesterol so the doctor gave her a list of foods she can't have. So w... Read more

  • Friends

    6/21/2016 10:42:34 PM, by JAMER123

    I think this is what my problem is!! I don't want to lose my good friends so I have to hang on to who they are!! I want to say thanks for stopping by and enjoying, my dear friends. Hugs to all!... Read more

  • 6.39 miles on treadmill with no walking

    6/21/2016 6:34:27 PM, by WINACHST

    Wheeeeee! I cannot believe I did it, (I did stop for a brief few seconds to pull the curtain on the window because the sun was hitting something that caused a glare. But I got right back to running. I cannot believe I did it. I used the Ifit program on my treadmill with the trail route I did ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/21/2016 4:05:31 PM, by PICKIE98

    I went to see Dr. Hunky,, got his P.A. instead. Another cutesy-tootsy!! He wants me to get the silicone injections, once a week for three weeks for relief of the actual bone deterioration. IF surgery is needed further down the road, the can even do it the day after an injection. I will call th... Read more

  • Did I say I was restarting BECK DIET SOLUTION?

    6/21/2016 10:34:58 AM, by WINACHST

    I am sure I did and I made it to day 3. Then I had to be away and my routine was disrupted and I ate junk, junk and more junk. I also came to the conclusion that I am overly critical of my hubby's eating choices even though mine are no better. That needs to stop. No good comes out of negative ... Read more

  • Success

    6/21/2016 9:03:47 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Day 16 for Witchy

    6/21/2016 3:39:20 AM, by WITCHYWONDERFUL

    424 Its amazing no rain this morning, long may it last 67 I tried some Yoga yesterday, I am sure I will be able to incorporate it daily. The only thing I find is that it makes me a bit dizzy. Eva and Kittles cat both thought it was fun to sit on my chest while I'm trying to stretch and brea... Read more

  • Parmesan Mushroom Baked Chicken

    6/21/2016 1:15:01 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner is at 6pm sharp and the door is open! Come on in and...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 tall slender can of Kraft Parmesan cheese (double soup and Parmesan cheese if you want more broth) ... Read more

  • Forget the Thousand Excuses and Find the One Reason Why

    6/20/2016 9:09:16 PM, by CLAYMACT

    I had my first "it happened" moment. What happened? I was too busy to get on Spark People yesterday. I didn't track any food. Nothing. I worked two jobs, yesterday. I never had time. My day was eighteen hours long. I'm already giving up important things to have the time to do SparkPeople. What that ... Read more

  • Monday

    6/20/2016 1:54:09 PM, by PICKIE98

    I am having more pain in the leg today, after work. Tomorrow is my Dr. Hunky appointment. PT too. I can see the writing on the wall: retire if possible. Scary.... Read more

  • Tomato Herb Bread

    6/20/2016 10:29:18 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do smell what I smell? Yep, it is bread and it is in the oven as we speak so head on out to the garden for some much needed ingredients and...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 c quick-cooking oats 1/4 c sugar 6 Tbsps freshly grated P... Read more

  • Organic?

    6/20/2016 8:34:43 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Darn, my food tracker isn't working!

    6/20/2016 8:03:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    It might have not worked for months, but I was not using it. Now I want to make a new start and I need it. 39 I sent a message to tech people. We'll see what happens. The activity tracker isn't working either. Hmm... chris... Read more

  • Day 15 for Witchy

    6/20/2016 3:20:51 AM, by WITCHYWONDERFUL

    424 This is my third week and I'm very proud of myself of keeping track and not falling along the wayside. This week I hope to loose 2 pounds, I am going to try the yoga for chronic illness this week as I want to make that part of my exercise routine as all I can usually manage is a small amo... Read more

  • Tarragon Chicken Salad

    6/19/2016 5:46:50 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, It is hot as a blister and this is calling my name! Is it yours? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 3/4 c miracle whip free non-fat dressing 1 tsp dried tarragon 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 pound) cooked and cubed 2 cups seedless red grap... Read more

  • Thank you for all the many Birthday goodies and wonderful wishes!

    6/19/2016 3:16:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    I tried to respond to everyone, but I had to give up. There were too many of you. Love you all for enriching my life! chris... Read more

  • Sunday

    6/19/2016 12:07:55 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is still VERY humid here, 89% and hot. I feel much better this morning and even after walking outside to get the newspaper in the heat, I did not have a lot of knee pain. I really expected some negative feedback from yesterday's blog, but would not care or change my mind if I did. It f... Read more

  • Week 6 of Delt Specialization

    6/19/2016 9:08:28 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    This is my final week & progress has been slow but beneficial. 386 Sparkers. ... Read more

  • Day 14 for Witchy

    6/19/2016 5:34:57 AM, by WITCHYWONDERFUL

    424 Happy Fathers Day, hope all Dads have a great day. Eva and I are taking Rob out for a meal which I know he will enjoy and then it will be gaming all day with no Mummy moaning at him haha. My weight is at a standstill but that is totally understandable after loosing so much the first ... Read more

  • Staying On Track

    6/18/2016 4:17:39 PM, by NEWVINE

    No madder how long it takes and how many times I start over, I will get this right. I joined a Biggest Looser Challenge at work to get back on track. Everyone else was half my age so I knew I would have to work hard. I ended up the 3rd highest looser out of 12. I lost 13 pounds in 12 weeks. Still a ... Read more

  • Step One.

    6/18/2016 2:32:57 PM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    Abstinence, recovery, step one. I declared myself food sober, paleo November 15, and fell harder. Looking back at the journal entries makes me sad. Why can I not follow through with a plan? Last week, I went to my first OA meeting as an adult. I downloaded the OA app, and put in my abstinen... Read more

  • Yesterday's workout

    6/18/2016 12:38:27 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Deadlift; 2x3x135, 3x185, 3x225, 2x245-80.3%, 1x275-87.3%, for 6 Sets, 15 Reps at 2,805 Lbs. Incline Bench Press; 2x3x85, 5x105, 3x115 for 7 Sets 11 Reps at 1,725 Lbs. Machine Flyes; 2x8x102.5, 8x92.5, 5x82.5 for 5 Sets, 36 Reps at 1,875Lbs. Delts, 3-routines for 12 Sets, 134 Rep... Read more

  • Saturday

    6/18/2016 10:36:26 AM, by PICKIE98

    Did not sleep well the last two nights, it was a rough PT session Thursday morning. The pain has subsided, but when I lie down, it hurts again. I cannot wait to go north to stay with my cousin next month. I need to call him today to confirm the two time slots I took off from work and make pla... Read more

  • Day 13 for Witchy

    6/18/2016 4:35:42 AM, by WITCHYWONDERFUL

    424 Its the weekend yay, hope everyone has some fun plans? I am just off to see my Dad to wish him Happy Fathers day for tomorrow and then have a rest while Eva enjoys fun time with Nanny and Grandad 268 . My poor cat has Kittles has an ear polyp again, I was hoping it wouldn't grow back. I h... Read more

  • Creating a long term plan Day 20.

    6/18/2016 3:24:35 AM, by MISSTHISTLE6

    It has been 20 days. As I type this I have eaten well, created a new favorite go to breakfast, worked on my protein intake and have exercised either by walking or riding my bike everyday. I have eaten out, enjoyed drinks at pubs, seen friends and been social. I have also added more water and meditat... Read more

  • Warm, sunny Friday!! Finally...

    6/17/2016 3:19:46 PM, by PICKIE98

    Taking it easy here today, enjoying the sunny weather. Waiting for a fax for my medical records and finished with shopping for the weekend. My workplace gave me the day off, but then called me at 6 am to see if I wanted to come in for "just a few hours" this morning to help them out. Too ba... Read more

  • Happy Birthday to me!

    6/17/2016 12:14:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    My pool friends sang to me this morning. What fun! chris... Read more

  • Day 12 for Witchy

    6/17/2016 8:24:46 AM, by WITCHYWONDERFUL

    424 Feeling more positive today, I have done everything I need to and now I can relax and spend time with Eva and do a bit of colouring. Looking forward to Fathers Day on Sunday and spoiling Rob with some goodies we chose for him then out for a surprise meal, he will be a happy Daddy . I f... Read more

  • Yesterday's workout

    6/17/2016 8:21:10 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Great workout 104 Lying Leg Curl; 15x30, 15x25,15x20, 15x15 3x15x12.5 for 7 Sets, 105 Reps at 1,538 Lbs. Leg Press; 3x15x165 for 3 Sets, 45 Reps at 7,425 Lbs. Standing Leg Curl; 12x32.5, 12x30, 12x27.5, 12x25, 3x15x20 for 7 Sets, 93 Reps at 4,560 Lbs. Cable Hammer Curls; 4 ... Read more

  • Spark coach

    6/17/2016 5:28:11 AM, by MISSA526

    Today I'm going to do a mile walk DVD!! And try to do some core work!... Read more

  • Ambrosia

    6/17/2016 12:35:15 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you calling for a cool treat? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups drained and chopped oranges 2-1/2 cups (half of a 10-ounce bag) miniature marshmallows 1 c chopped pecans 2 cups drained crushed pineapple 1 c coconut 1 carton (16 ounces) sour cream ... Read more

  • Ark weather here

    6/16/2016 2:20:21 PM, by PICKIE98

    IT began raining last night and hos been pouring buckets since then. It has not stopped for almost 24 hours, not sprinkling, but lightning, thunder, rain coming down so hard that I cannot see the homes across the field!! Like a whiteout with snow, but this is solid walls of rain. Since my PT... Read more

  • Spark coach

    6/16/2016 1:35:44 PM, by MISSA526

    One of my favorite quotes is " Don't let someone else hold the key to your dreams"... Read more

  • Shrimp Fajitas

    6/16/2016 1:20:40 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Look at what's for dinner! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 medium onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsps butter 1 red bell pepper 1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined juice of 1 lemon salt and pepper, to taste 8 to 12 flour tortillas,warmed optio... Read more

  • How Fit Are You?

    6/16/2016 8:24:15 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Keep Pushing Sparkers. A Dental appointment slowed me down yesterday.... Read more

  • Day 11 for Witchy

    6/16/2016 6:57:39 AM, by WITCHYWONDERFUL

    424 Well I'm exhausted before I start again and have massive cravings to eat but I will try and ignore that. Kittles has the cat has the right idea, just lie there and chill, how I would love to do that I am looking forward to seeing my friend later for a meal but I have to think about the ch... Read more

  • Remembering Father

    6/16/2016 3:54:17 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Fathers are celebrated every day but especially in June. There are so many words I would love to be able to use to describe my father, but they would not tell the truth. I could tell the story of our troubled journey together, but that would not be helpful for me or for you. So instea... Read more

  • Wednesday afternoon

    6/15/2016 6:06:44 PM, by PICKIE98

    I went to my last PT this morning. Kristen is recommending more sessions, so they will call me by the end of the week. NO ice today, just pure massage with no numbing of the skin. This afternoon I had my six-month routine dental appointment. Somehow before I started wearing my mouth guard ... Read more

  • You mean I can make money writing about my struggle to declutter!

    6/15/2016 12:49:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    "Encounters with a professional declutterer, a Lacanian shrink, and Clutterers Anonymous—not to mention England’s most excessive hoarder—as well as explorations of the bewildering universe of new therapies and brain science, help Yourgrau navigate uncharted territory: clearing shelves, boxes, ... Read more

  • Day 10 for Witchy

    6/15/2016 9:52:11 AM, by WITCHYWONDERFUL

    424 Hi everyone, its a late blog for me today. I had to go shopping for birthday presents, and father days gifts and cards in the pouring rain. We have had so much rain in the last few days I will need waders to get out of my front door. . The river will be bursting its banks again. I lost 1... Read more

  • Support Group?

    6/15/2016 8:06:07 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Rewards

    6/15/2016 3:51:19 AM, by MISSTHISTLE6

    Yesterday was my 2nd wedding anniversary. I made healthy choices and I tracked my food and exercise. I went over my calories a bit and the scale showed it this morning. I probably shouldn't have weighed myself. It was a special ocassion and I really did quite well considering and we walked loads of ... Read more

  • Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes

    6/15/2016 1:12:23 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Don't be late for breakfast! 6am sharp! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1-1/3 cups flour 1-1/2 tsps baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 Tbsp brown sugar 1-1/2 tsps ground nutmeg 1 Tbsp cinnamon 1 egg, beaten 1 c sour cream 1 c whole milk, or buttermilk 1 c blue... Read more

  • Ever feel like a hamster on a wheel?

    6/14/2016 4:17:59 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Time management

    6/14/2016 1:08:00 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Tuesday

    6/14/2016 1:00:57 PM, by PICKIE98

    Usual day at work, glad to be home and having tomorrow off. PT and dental appointments tomorrow, busy day.... Read more

  • Tip: for each day have 24 sheets in your date book...

    6/14/2016 12:59:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    Each sheet is divided into 1 minute intervals. The One Minute Maniac book. Enjoy! chris... Read more

  • Books: One Minute Manager vs One Minute Maniac

    6/14/2016 12:44:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    The One Minute Maniac is hilarious. The purpose is to waste no time at all by delegating everything and other tricks! chris... Read more

  • How to dress quickly...and not waste time

    6/14/2016 12:37:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Sew the outfit together ahead of time. Slip it on all at once and button and zip up. DONE! from the Minute Maniac book... Read more

  • Yogurt Coconut Smoothie

    6/14/2016 10:06:31 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Come join me for one of these! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 c fresh or frozen berries 1 c plain whole yogurt (or kefir) 2 Tbsps maple syrup (optional) 2 egg yolks 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil Directions~ Place berries in a food proces... Read more

  • Yesterday's workout

    6/14/2016 8:08:23 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Back Squat; 2x3x66, 1x3x116, 1x3x176-80.7%, 2x3x206- 94/5%, 1x2x206 for 7 Sets, 20 Reps at 2,572 Lbs. Bench Press; 9 Sets, 24 Reps for 3,375 Lbs. Pecs 2-routines for 8 Sets, 63 Reps at 4,145 Lbs. Delts; 1-routines for 3 Sets, 28 Reps at 440 Lbs. Arms 2-routines for 7 Sets, 43 ... Read more

  • Day 9 for Witchy

    6/14/2016 6:37:34 AM, by WITCHYWONDERFUL

    424 Morning everyone out there, hope you are feeling motivated and happy. Not much to report today. We have more storms and now we are getting flooded, will the lovely Summer ever begin? I am going to try and cook a healthy curry today, I feel like I need something warm and feeling with a bit... Read more

  • Yesterday was hard

    6/14/2016 4:53:40 AM, by MISSTHISTLE6

    I was sad and frustrated and just having an off day. I tracked my food and I got out on my bike and I did the things I am trying to do regardless. My mood never really shifted. By the end of the night I still felt sad and uncomfortable and a bit defiant. I wanted to eat with abandon or somethi... Read more

  • JOHN

    6/13/2016 8:49:53 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had his blood work this morning. Tomorrow morning he goes for Chemo #2.. The day after his first one he was getting tired. He has 15 more cycles to go! That takes him to the 28th of December of this year. He says he doesn't have pain. But when he walks at xs he will hold his s... Read more

  • Ima appreciates Sparkpeople!

    6/13/2016 4:20:03 PM, by IMAVISION

    252 346 252 346 252 346 252 346 252 346 252 346 252 346 I do want to start by thanking you for checking this blog out! Since the recent changes to the look of our Spark pages, I have found that I welcome the more uniformed look of the pages & the fact that it is easier to read informa... Read more

  • Cucumber, Tomato And Avocado Salad

    6/13/2016 1:53:40 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Step right on out your back door for your ingredients for this! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 lb tomatoes, chopped 1 cucumber, sliced 1/2 medium red onion, sliced 2 avocados, diced 2 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil 1 medium lemon juiced (about 2 Tbsps) 1/... Read more

  • Monday

    6/13/2016 1:27:59 PM, by PICKIE98

    I am headed to PT soon. I have one more session with them, then off to see Dr. Hunky next week. I DO take one of my BP meds before I go... ;) ... Read more

  • Spark coach

    6/13/2016 12:49:38 PM, by MISSA526

    I want to do strength training 3 days in the next 7 days. And not let my partners down!... Read more

  • It's not fair... (BDS)

    6/13/2016 10:49:25 AM, by WINACHST

    I have owned the book The Beck Diet Solution for many years. I have yet to make it through all 6 weeks and have started and restarted many times and the phrase, "It's not fair..." irritates me to the maximum. To think that it is not fair that some one else can eat whatever they want and not gain we... Read more

  • How do I accept cookies from sparkpeople?

    6/13/2016 10:10:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    I did something and now have to log in to SP every time I change a page! I asked the techs. They said to accept cookies. I did that but SP still is not accepting cookies. chris... Read more

  • Time saving tip 1

    6/13/2016 10:05:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    When angry and counting to 10... use binary 0, 1, 10 DONE! from book "One Minute Maniac" chris... Read more

  • Yesterday's workout

    6/13/2016 8:52:47 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    In lifting weights one has good days & somewhat good days; you don't want a bad day as that's when you incur an injury. 24 But yesterday was a good day. 104 Delts; 4-routines for 18 Sets, 234 Reps at 2,704 Lbs using 2.5, 5, 8 and 10 Lb. DB’s. Back; 4 Routines for 18 Sets, 234 Rep... Read more

  • Day 8 for Witchy

    6/13/2016 6:36:10 AM, by WITCHYWONDERFUL

    424 Its the start of my second week and the weight is still coming off, lost 8 pounds in total. I wish I had the energy to be happy about it but I will be proud that I am fighting through. Eva has gone to stay with Nanny and Grandad so I can have a rest in bed today, so its a film and tv catch... Read more

  • What I choose to focus on

    6/13/2016 6:14:42 AM, by MISSTHISTLE6

    I am starting day 15 here at spark and I am glad I have made it this far and have enjoyed utilizing the site. This is what I choose to focus on. Results: Learning that while I have been eating, vegan and gluten free healthy foods I was eating way too much of them and not moving enough. So port... Read more