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  • Food Miracle

    8/29/2015 5:01:51 PM, by BUGGY1968

    There is something very powerful when a miracle comes into your life. You know that God is good, anything is possible, and you are truly blessed! Today was a miracle day for me! I was in the kitchen, trying to get the lazy Susan in the corner cupboard to turn, but it was stuck because of all ... Read more

  • Why I Hate Going to the Doctor

    8/28/2015 7:47:20 AM, by BUGGY1968

    I greatly dislike going to doctors. Every medical appointment begins with the scale, and all they want to talk about is my body. How rude! Today I have my annual gyn appointment. I have rescheduled it a half dozen times for a variety of reasons -- my work schedule changed, my kid was sick,... Read more

  • Welcome to my weekend

    8/28/2015 3:50:40 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    It's almost 2am, and I can't seem to get comfortable enough to sleep. I am having a case of heartburn that won't go away. That's what I had for lunch in the employee dining room. I ate a late dinner in my dorm room..just applesauce & Campbell soup. If I can ever get to sleep and feel b... Read more

  • I am worthy, I am enough.

    8/28/2015 12:17:36 AM, by RELAXEDBISCUIT

    Right so I thought it was about time I made a post on here. I find it really difficult to put myself out there, so blogging isn't something that I'm super comfortable with doing but it is something I feel like will be really beneficial and a wee bit symbolic. I really don't need to tackle everything... Read more

  • Yesterday's Gift

    8/27/2015 8:51:56 PM, by ALICIA363

    As I walked and jogged, I came to a stretch with fuzzy acorns. I wondered about them, and then I saw this: I recognize those leaves: Burr Oak! I hear the burr oak is a treasured tree around here, but have yet to find anyone willing to dig the small volunteer one away from our house. One ... Read more

  • Using a more powerful computer (the brain)

    8/27/2015 6:02:35 PM, by OLDEROWL

    odays computers have become more powerful but the human brain is more powerful. But then like computers, the human brain does not preform well unless we remove any bugs and install good software. Some of the bugs your mind might have, that should be removed are: 1. believing that you are not go... Read more

  • Things my family would rather eat other than my cooking:

    8/27/2015 9:26:35 AM, by BUGGY1968

    Hubby's List - stale crackers that should have been pitched weeks ago - slimy cucumber and hummus - two week old leftovers from a restaurant Kid's List - Boogers - Things he finds on the ground - Milkbone Dog Biscuit Humphrey our Beabull - Deer Poop - Ant Traps (whi... Read more

  • I know it's not about comparisons, but....

    8/27/2015 9:20:54 AM, by BUGGY1968

    My new weight goal is to weigh less than my husband. He is nine pounds lighter (and one inch taller), and I want to be smaller than he is. Yes, I know this diet is about me and my health and my appearance. But... I am tired of being bigger than he is. Sure, there are plenty of things bigger tha... Read more

  • 30 Days Binge-Free

    8/26/2015 5:25:41 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    Today I completed my 30-day binge-free streak. I can hardly believe it's been 30 days already and I'm very proud that I have eliminated binging from my life. I have really changed my eating habits over the course of the past month and I think about food differently now. Structured meal times h... Read more

  • To busy to track

    8/25/2015 2:17:08 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    198 Ug...I've been so busy with my daughter's first day of school, I haven't tracked for about 3 days now. 301 I think I've been doing fine with the 'eyeball' method, but it still worries me. 192 I've decreased my weigh-ins to once a week now. 150 Hopefully once a good schedu... Read more

  • Starting Anew

    8/25/2015 11:20:33 AM, by TEAWITCH

    I was going to title this "Starting Over but that isn't even close to being accurate. I am not starting over....I have been pretty steady in my food intake. Doing my best to make good decisions. I have completely eliminated soda from my diet, most candy I can no longer stomach and water is one of my... Read more

  • Enough

    8/24/2015 9:41:03 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    Key to health: Eat enough. Yesterday I did not, so late at night I was hungry and had a snack, with the result that my blood sugar was slightly elevated this morning. Eat enough. It will spare you unnecessary health problems.... Read more

  • My changing Plan

    8/24/2015 2:21:02 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Not sure if it was on this profile or my last profile but I remember writing a blog about changing things up. Changing up a routine is good for your muscles and people that do this also have better results with weight lose. So over this past week I was planning things out. Here is my plan that wi... Read more

  • Another POUND Bites the Dust!

    8/24/2015 11:23:50 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    353 Happy Dance The weight is continuing to come off, and that makes me so happy. I'm staying on this no matter what, but it is so encouraging to see the weight coming off. I know there will be periods when the weight will plateau at times, but I also know that sticking with this, is th... Read more

  • All This Food, But Nothing To Eat

    8/24/2015 7:25:15 AM, by BUGGY1968

    Our refrigerator has always been a bit dangerous. Literally. If you open the door, a jug of apple juice, a container of leftovers, a bottle of ketchup may jump out at you. The freezer is even worse. The food in there is frozen (and therefore much harder) and it has farther to fall. Once a block... Read more

  • Reality Check

    8/23/2015 7:43:58 AM, by BUGGY1968

    I think I have been doing great on Spark People. I've been eating on program (except for yesterday when I went over 180 calories), exercising daily, and tracking. When I started SP, I decided I would do this without ever stepping on the scale. I think I'm doing well....but I don't know that for s... Read more

  • Life. Happening.

    8/23/2015 6:19:45 AM, by ALICIA363

    Who is this woman? I don't always recognize her. She keeps running, regained pounds or no, and still looks pretty good! She is one stubborn, determined lady. Darling Benji chewed his right armpit raw. He was sentenced to eleven days in the cone. Tomorrow it comes off ... and DD starts c... Read more

  • Eating out in Keystone, SD

    8/22/2015 10:31:39 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I love the wood carved sign outside. The menu board I had the chicken bacon ranch sandwich melt with a side of onion rings. This is 1 of many pics of President Teddy Roosevelt that's displayed on the walls. I assume he is the reason the place got the name " Teddy's Deli"... Read more

  • Who's Really In Control

    8/22/2015 6:27:38 PM, by AMANDAB0023

    Taking a look back into how I changed my perspective and turned my diet and habits around. Nov 6, 2013 It’s crazy but usually after just one day of eating right and exercising, I already start to feel better. Last night, I thought I imagined a flat tummy. I could see myself getting small... Read more

  • Another health update for you

    8/22/2015 6:07:15 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I seen Rita on Tuesday and she told me that my neck had some abnormalities with some bulging between the vertebrae. I guess my primary didn't tell me everything and misled me to believe everything was fine when it wasn't. I already know why there is bulging. It is because of arthritis in my neck. I ... Read more

  • Back to 70 Pounds Lost

    8/22/2015 4:04:34 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    This week I lost 2 pounds, bringing me back to 70 pounds lost total. Now I'm only ten pounds away from my lowest weight (which I was at for about two seconds before we left for Disney World and I vacation-ate my way up the scale) and six pounds away from the lowest weight that I actually maint... Read more

  • And the Emmy goes to......

    8/22/2015 1:34:09 PM, by BUGGY1968

    A couple months ago, I was in a car accident (no serious injuries, except to the car) and our dog, Humphrey, ran away. We were devastated! There were a few sightings, but Humphrey would run away every time anyone called to him. Finally, we left out (by where he had been spotted) my pillow stuffed... Read more

  • Day 52! Check in

    8/22/2015 12:43:43 PM, by KRYSALISS

    50 days in, it's time to reassess what I'm doing and where I'm going. I dropped off the daily blogging here in favor of putting that time on my personal writing projects, but I've kept up my other fitness goals. Currently I'm doing two repetitions of the toning videos from the Spark Peop... Read more

  • Picture Day from Keystone, SD

    8/21/2015 8:35:04 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Sorry that I haven't posted much lately. Work has been busy this last month but today was my day off so I had to go down to the post office in Keystone this morning. While I was there I took a few pics of the town....well the tourist part of it. I have pics from my train rid... Read more

  • Words Coming Around and Biting You in the Butt

    8/21/2015 11:58:28 AM, by AMANDAB0023

    This is one of my funniest entries (in my opinion). I really did end up crying my eyes out. Anyways, I hope that you enjoy... Nov 5, 2013 I can’t put it off any longer. I’m stepping on that scale. Keith (my hubby) has left for work, I haven’t eaten breakfast yet, and there’s no poi... Read more

  • Something Had to Give

    8/21/2015 9:16:56 AM, by BUGGY1968

    So it turns out that I can only do so much. Of course, this is no big revelation. We all know there are limited hours in the day, and no one can do everything. For me, the big deal involves which things I am doing now. Usually, my priorities have been caring for the family and being produc... Read more

  • How I Kicked My Caffeine Habit - 30 Day Water Challenge!

    8/20/2015 6:42:44 PM, by AMANDAB0023

    Hey Y'all! I wrote a blog post on LinkedIn today, and I thought that the Spark community might benefit from it. So, I'm posting it on my blog! Hope you all enjoy and take on the 30 water challenge as well!
    habit-30-day-... Read more

  • Blogging

    8/20/2015 1:14:07 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    195 I blog almost every day just because it keeps me focused. 535 I'm happy that I'm losing weight, and I know how fast time flies, so even if it takes over a year to reach goal, when I finally reach it, it will seem like I just started yesterday. 9 And I always remind myself that I ... Read more

  • The Perfect Storm: 3rd Installment

    8/20/2015 11:13:19 AM, by AMANDAB0023

    Here's another installment of my past journal entries. I've debated posting this or not. I just remember the thoughts and feelings I had in this moment. Total despair and helplessness. But this entry is a total "been there, done that" scenario. Nov 4, 2013 We are all moved into our new pl... Read more

  • Bingo Wings

    8/20/2015 9:01:47 AM, by BUGGY1968

    When I look down on my arms, they seem like a decent feature. I can sort of see the shape of my arm muscles, and right now I am as tan as I get (which compared to others is pale, but considering how pasty white I usually am, for me it's great). Of course the reason I feel good about how my arms lo... Read more

  • wedding date

    8/19/2015 10:49:37 PM, by MI-AMORS-WIFE

    So my fiancé, Lulu, and I finally set a wedding date. Friday November 4th 2016. It would he my grandmother's birthday if she was alive. I don't think my grandmother would have a problem with me rememberin and honoring her with one of the happiest days of my life. But my sister, who is my maid of ho... Read more

  • Perfect Storm Disaster #2

    8/19/2015 12:07:37 PM, by AMANDAB0023

    Here's another installment of My Journey. I actually am posting two journal entries because they're pretty small. Hope you enjoy! Nov 2, 2013 I slept restlessly last night. I kept thinking about that comment. It’s as if I’m obsessed by what that guy said. That guy who’s name I don... Read more

  • 20 lbs down! yeah!!

    8/19/2015 11:04:51 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    208 20 lbs down total, 15 lbs down since restart on June 12th. So I'm pretty happy that calorie counting is working, and the SP food tracker makes it so easy. 9 Last year on December 3rd, I was at 244...(which I gained all back)..., but instead of seeing the negative, I choose to see the po... Read more

  • Kitchen Chaos

    8/19/2015 7:05:25 AM, by BUGGY1968

    My kitchen looks like a bomb went off. The dishwasher is full of clean dishes, and since I have no interest in emptying it, the sink is filling with unrinsed plates interspersed with used silverware, and it carries the scent of bacteria riddled wet sponge. The crud crusted crockpot is still ... Read more

  • mini goals 8/18

    8/18/2015 11:56:37 PM, by MI-AMORS-WIFE

    Here are my mini goals: Weigh in at 215 Quit smoking and put on patch Walk/run/jog a mile in a half hour Complete one thing of wedding to do list 5 full sit ups (not crunches) without being winded 5 push ups without being winded... Read more

  • Busy with life.

    8/18/2015 10:55:18 PM, by CANNECAN

    Today I helped Hubby with the new guttering on the farmhouse. It was just sweaty and hot. We took breaks and drank plenty of water. Looking around this old place, it can be overwhelming to think about all the work needed. Fix the porches, paint the kitchen, refinish cabinets, build a pantry, n... Read more

  • The Perfect Storm

    8/18/2015 8:52:07 PM, by AMANDAB0023

    I started my writing career actually writing a story about myself in a journal entry format. Kinda like Bridget Jones' diary, only mine was about my weight loss journey. I didn't complete it, mainly b/c it was just too hard to face the difficult truth that I was NOT a size 6, and that I didn't lose ... Read more

  • Watching myself get smaller

    8/17/2015 11:14:52 PM, by NYINME

    It's quite weird. My shadow while riding a bike shows my pear shape. I have always had wide hips perfectly designed for carrying babies. I see my whole form in shadow as way wider than that of my full-grown son's as he rides beside me. I've lost weight, and I still wear loose shirts. During this hea... Read more

  • Daughter starting school

    8/17/2015 9:56:19 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    90 Well, my daughter is getting ready to start school on Tuesday. Life is going to be soooooo different starting next week. It's Pre-K, but it's still 5 full days. 7:50-3:00. 102 Right now we sleep till 8:00, and I don't go to bed until around midnight. Having to get up at 6:00 am, will cu... Read more

  • The importance of logging.

    8/17/2015 5:14:45 PM, by CANNECAN

    I've finally got the scale moving in the right direction, and I've lost another pound! When I don't take the time to log, I'm just not aware of the amount of calories, carbs, or fat I'm consuming. The result is weight gain! I've made a promise to myself, that even if I end up going ... Read more

  • A smaller size!!!

    8/17/2015 3:36:49 PM, by AMANDAB0023

    Hello everyone! I just had the wonderful opportunity to see my dear friends get married! It was such a sweet and beautiful wedding, and I am so happy to have been apart of it. The week before the wedding, I bought a dress for the occasion (cuz a girl gotta look good). All the dresses that... Read more

  • So far this month

    8/17/2015 12:33:46 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Since the 10th Ive only been to the Gym once. I had my busy days of house work and yard work and on the days that I could make it I was sore. Friday night my body just felt drained and I was a zombie by 8. Sunday I woke up with my left trapezius muscle (had to look that one up, the muscle that co... Read more

  • Backsliding into a Garden Patch

    8/17/2015 7:30:12 AM, by BUGGY1968

    My two week vacation is over, and I go back to work today. For two weeks, I made healthy foods (for myself -- I let the kid and hubby eat grease and sugar whenever they wanted). Even at restaurants, I found good options, and I stayed on program the whole time. Now that I am packing my lunch... Read more

  • Broke through!!

    8/16/2015 10:46:39 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    Yeah!!! I finally broke out of the 250's and now in the 240's. whew! 260's....-GONE 250'S.... GONE! now in the 240's!! ... and NOT FOR LONG! 9 (HEY I MADE A RHYME!) LOL... Read more

  • Advice for young People

    8/16/2015 9:57:49 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Leo Babauta of Zen Habits wrote a wonderful piece of advice for people in their 20's. I am 69 and I think the advice is good for people in their 30's also. You have a lot of time ahead of you to get your life right. See Again, I will make a plug for my new team called ... Read more

  • irritated

    8/16/2015 4:16:33 AM, by MI-AMORS-WIFE

    For a very long time now, I have cut way back on soda, I am active 80% of my day, I drink tons of water, and I burn more calories than I take in. But I don't seem to be making any progress! I keep struggling with the same ten lbs, week after week. One week it's down, next it goes back up. I'm losin... Read more

  • Running Total

    8/15/2015 1:08:00 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    192 Running Totals of my weight loss. 9 Heaviest: 268 Current weight: 250 (2014) 268-265 3 lbs (2015) (restart on June 12th) 6/12 - 7/12 (265-254) 11 lbs 7/12 - 8/12 (254-250) 4 lbs 8/12 - -1 lbs so far (as of 8/16)... Read more

  • Binge-Free On My Birthday

    8/15/2015 10:32:57 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I've been binge-free for almost 3 weeks now and over my birthday went to see Brandon Flowers in concert and ate out at Cracker Barrel, but ate off the light menu, and ate salmon & broccoli on my birthday, but also got to indulge in a slice of homemade chocolate birthday cake with vanilla marshmallow... Read more

  • Staying within calorie range

    8/14/2015 8:56:19 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    211 Staying in calorie range proves to be easier than I thought with the tracker. 9 I just hope to see the 240's tomorrow or at least by Sunday. It feels like I've been at 250 forever! ... Read more

  • OMGoodiness

    8/13/2015 9:45:17 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    473 483 I was riding in the car with Mom today, and we passed a donut place that my husband and I used to get donuts at, several times a week. We also used to eat pizza, sometimes 3-4 times a week. (always getting 2 larges each time) I know.... OMG right? 2 It's hard to to think of just ... Read more

  • another health update

    8/13/2015 8:39:13 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    my health and other things... Read more

  • Fitness Tracker

    8/12/2015 12:31:33 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    Accountability. 387 I just set my food & fitness tacker to be available on my own spark page for anyone to see. I think it will diffidently hold me accountable to work-out more. That's my most challenging part of this program. 550 I've learned that as long as I keep my calories un... Read more

  • How to avoid negatively reacting to stress

    8/11/2015 4:44:03 PM, by OLDEROWL

    From my advice to a Spark member dealing with daily care of five children and the animals: The best way to remove stress is to accept the past or whatever life brings you and to have no fear of the future. Have faith in your power to meet everyday challenges. I know life is tough with 5 kids to ta... Read more

  • Why I love Spark

    8/11/2015 11:35:37 AM, by OLDEROWL

    When I started at 67 years old I was 190 lbs and thought my health was good. But my health insurance provider Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Fed Program challenged me to reduce my weight. That's when I found out about Sparkpeople. I don't remember exactly how except I think it was through a TV news progra... Read more

  • Day 40 - Scale Success

    8/10/2015 8:05:10 PM, by KRYSALISS

    The scale is finally catching up to what my body and tape measurements have been telling me - I'm seeing real progress! 3 lbs lost, which may not seem like much, but I know I also gained 3 lbs from the starting point of this, which I know was muscle mass increase. I'm feeling and looking... Read more

  • Back on track

    8/10/2015 12:37:13 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Sunday me and my aunt went to the gym. The last time before that was July 7th, and before that was June 30th. My goal for July was (at least) 30 hours of Gym time. Sadly I only made it for an hour. July was full of yard work, soreness, lack of sleep. August will be different. I already ... Read more

  • New week

    8/10/2015 2:52:17 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    Opening night is over as performance number two... four more to go but the next is fourteen days away so it´s time off for a while: In the picture I am supposed to look like "neptuna" under water and moving in slowmotion... Nor it is "just" work – and daughter is having two friend... Read more

  • Forming 3 simple self discipline habits

    8/9/2015 9:54:59 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I don't think anyone should try to be disciplined every moment, but at the end of the day we should be able to say that we had a constructive day. Even at the end of vacation days, one should have pride in the memories of joyful moments one formed during the day even if it is merely a good feeling o... Read more

  • Day 39 - Inspiring My Kids

    8/9/2015 8:25:44 PM, by KRYSALISS

    When I started this, my kids expressed an interest in joining me. I didn't want to make this awful for them so I haven't forced them to hold to that. 39 days in, and they've finally taken interest to action. I only have one set of weights, so we are staggering the workouts, but they are starting whe... Read more

  • Day 38 - Restrictive Dieting

    8/8/2015 5:47:13 PM, by KRYSALISS

    I've always been resistant to dieting. I'd much rather be food conscious and make good decisions than try to stick to a reduced calorie count, pull things I love from my diet, or try to otherwise place limitations on myself. I'm thinking I should at least make a push next month for a reduced c... Read more

  • Today's Gift

    8/8/2015 2:35:27 PM, by ALICIA363

    Still prioritizing every ten minutes ... I think a nap will jump in front of doing receipts ... still scanning for any news of Barb's tri ... Some time ago, I read a book where the author described her father characterizing unexpected pleasant things-people-events crossing one's path as "... Read more

  • Movie food...yuck

    8/8/2015 11:27:28 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    272 Well, went to the movies with my Mom & Daughter to see "Shaun the Sheep". Cute movie. It's Just like watching a 'silent film'....not ONE WORD spoken in the whole movie. It was very interesting. 477 However, Mom wanted a movie hot dog, and I hadn't had lunch either, so I got one too, (... Read more

  • Day 36/37 - Migraines and Mischief

    8/8/2015 2:45:43 AM, by KRYSALISS

    It's profoundly hard to motivate when the entire world is hurting you. Migraines are awful. I get light and sound sensitive and sometimes it feels like the world or my brain is pulsing/vibrating. Today the pain was intense enough to make me feel nauseous. Despite that, I hauled my mom to the s... Read more

  • On my way...

    8/7/2015 12:14:51 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    387 I pulled up my weigh-in report using spark, and since 2010 I have been yo-yoing between 268-233. My lowest at one point was 233, which I had forgotten about. Boy, if I would have stayed on my program back then, I would be long at goal by now. 2 It's really a shame to see how many years... Read more

  • Trying Again

    8/6/2015 5:58:52 PM, by LAUREJ1

    I've turned into an on-again-off-again SparkPerson - I was doing pretty good by limiting my portions and cutting out second helpings at meals, but when my life got chaotic, some of the weight came back. Then, something both good and bad happened - my husband moved out - it was at my request, b... Read more

  • Habits

    8/6/2015 1:46:08 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    I´m getting lost and losing focus and have to keep up with the habits I am trying to establish. The professor who embodied 40 new habits in a year took leve from his job and I think I would need that to to succeed with this project. So far making my bed every morning works, a new writing tech... Read more

  • Day 35 - Chrysaliss

    8/6/2015 1:39:23 AM, by KRYSALISS

    I feel like I'm beginning to emerge. Like I've been wrapped up in the decaying remains of my environment and it's slowly falling away to reveal my true self. The depression, for the moment, is held at bay. I'm beginning to SEE my shape change. I'm stronger and more energetic. It's easier... Read more

  • Burn while you sleep.

    8/5/2015 11:04:54 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    (tip from Spark) Johns Hopkins researchers found that while aerobic exercise burns more calories at the time you are exercising, your metabolism returns to normal about 30 minutes after you finish your workout. Individuals who perform strength training, however, elevate their metabolisms (burn more ... Read more

  • Waiting on Victory

    8/5/2015 2:48:57 PM, by AMANDAB0023

    I have been a little pre-occupied these past few weeks and haven't been able to blog much. With the busyness of life (and trying to find another job), I have only been "maintaining" my weight. A small part in the back of my mind was waiting until I lost another pound to blog. I feel the urge t... Read more

  • Food taste soooo good!

    8/4/2015 11:22:38 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    550 4 Since I have been eating "clean", food is starting to taste sooooo much better. 492 I just had a fabulous dinner!! And it was so simple. Normandy blend of steamed veggies, salmon, and couscous. But it all tasted amazing. 474 Today I was about to reach for chocolate ice crea... Read more

  • Better Today

    8/4/2015 9:32:36 PM, by SIMPLY-CRM

    Thanks to yesterday's encouraging words from others, I did well and stayed on track today. Healthy food all day expended more calories than I took in, so hopefully results will follow. To end my night. I'll do my 30 minute meditation and call it a day. Great support, thank you ... Read more

  • Day 33/34! - Depression & Completion

    8/4/2015 4:30:39 PM, by KRYSALISS

    Yesterday I was down. I have suffered from persistent depression for most of my life. These days, I have it pretty well under control and rarely experience an episode. Yesterday was an exception. For absolutely no discernible reason, I was depressed. For those of you who've never experienced c... Read more

  • Balanced Life?

    8/4/2015 12:50:25 PM, by WRITERYVONNE

    I joined the 30 days to a Balanced Life Challenge today, because I feel incredibly out of balance. The first day's guidance s to write about why I feel out of balance. And here I sit, staring at the blinking cursor, because I DON'T KNOW! Maybe it's that it seems there are too many top priorit... Read more

  • Change... take 2

    8/3/2015 5:40:02 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    So I had this nice long blog and my dogs paw hits the lap top and it all goes away. I am not about to spend another 30 minutes thinking about things and writing it all back up so Im going to just give the pinpoints. Things NEED to change!!! Yes I have said this before. Here it is: 1. Pla... Read more

  • seeing my calories

    8/3/2015 5:04:18 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    17 I've really began to crack down on my tracking, and using the spark daily food tracker, I see just where calories can sneak in. Little sneakers!! 387 This is truly motivating me to work harder to stay within my range. It's much easier to plan ahead, and stick to what I've already logge... Read more

  • Totally Discouraged

    8/3/2015 10:59:09 AM, by SIMPLY-CRM

    I'm absolutely, totally discouraged. Eating healthy. Gym everyday but Sunday. One day cardio. Next day to fit fix at Goodlife. Nothing - no results - still size 12 (should be a healthy 6) and hating the look of my body ... Read more

  • Day 32 - Tackling Food

    8/3/2015 1:19:57 AM, by KRYSALISS

    For the month of August, I'm going to do my best to get control of what, how, when, and where I eat. I know I have the fitness down. I'm consistent. I'm getting stronger. I know I'm going to keep going. Food is another story. I've been mostly tracking my consumption (eyeballing) for the ... Read more

  • Not Every Day is Sparkly

    8/1/2015 9:21:04 PM, by ALICIA363

    I ended my last blog “Feeling sparkly!” But on Tuesday I was most definitely not feeling it. My eating had not been good; I could feel the extra pounds that I’d added. The weight was trending upward, rather rapidly. I knew I’d slipped back into the “I’ll clean up my eating tomorr... Read more

  • Planning on the run

    8/1/2015 5:34:14 PM, by ALICIA363

    Y’all may have read, I’m training for a half marathon. (After I get that done, I’ll back off and quit running. Or so I say now.) Y’all may have also read that I run best if I plan ahead. Well, I didn’t really plan ahead very much today. Or maybe it just took a lot of time to shape... Read more

  • Month 1! Day 31! A day off

    8/1/2015 1:55:48 PM, by KRYSALISS

    I've kicked around taking a day off of working out several times over the last month, but in the end I pushed myself and did it anyway. That did not happen yesterday. I had every intention of working out when I came home from my volunteer activity. My AC was out and I lent the fan to the kids to coo... Read more

  • Class Reunion

    8/1/2015 11:32:39 AM, by PATIMAGE

    I am on the planning committee for my high school class reunions. I've done this for over 25 years. This year, we are celebrating our 45th year, and folks are getting excited about the 50th. It is so hard to believe that 45 years have passed since I and over 600 of my fellow classmates reached that ... Read more

  • You can heal your life

    7/31/2015 6:26:26 PM, by OLDEROWL

    This is the title and philosophy of a new spark team that I just formed. This team
    oups_individual.asp?gid=65503 is based on my viewpoint that the unhappiness in our lives is caused not by the events in our lives, but by negative thoughts brought on by these events,... Read more

  • Day 30 - Visible Changes

    7/31/2015 12:07:48 PM, by KRYSALISS

    The scale still lies about my progress, by the measuring tape doesn't! I've lost inches around my waist, thighs, and hips. I've gained a half an inch on my arms. I tend to lean towards muscular when I'm in good shape, which I don't mind. I am a curvy girl, it's life. Last night I did my t... Read more

  • Reset

    7/31/2015 10:59:06 AM, by FERDINAND1971

    Work is having a fitness challenge. There's a prize for the people who complete it and bonuses for hitting personal goals. I've reset all my stats and I'm starting clean. Officially I'm starting tomorrow since it's August first. The work challenge starts on Monday. Friday at work is a free biom... Read more

  • Binge Behaviour

    7/30/2015 8:47:04 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I set an intention for August which was to work on my binge behaviour. This week I've been emphasizing mindful eating habits and carefully measuring and portioning food. I've been drinking water with every meal and working consciously to slow down my eating and try to spend 20 minutes at every meal... Read more

  • Day 28 & 29 - Reflection on Progress

    7/30/2015 7:13:25 PM, by KRYSALISS

    I could have sworn I did a journal entry yesterday! Oh well. Moving along. I'm one day shy of a full month of progress towards my fitness goals. The scale says I haven't accomplished anything. Good thing I don't use a scale to track my real progress. Here's what I have noticed 30 days in: ... Read more