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  • Stopping to smell the lilacs

    4/26/2015 12:24:22 PM, by ALICIA363

    I grew up in a 900-something square foot house, with two parents and four siblings. In our backyard, I found freedom and solitude. And a row of lilac bushes. The smell takes me back to times I felt at peace. And the smell is nearby, because it is lilac season. I already know the lil... Read more

  • In Love

    4/25/2015 8:19:02 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Never thought I could love, Anyone as much as I love you. Would not have shared my life, With anyone else it's true. Have felt so emotionally secure, Since you came into my view. My need for you is like, The need to sleep and breath. To have you near me, Is a dream I ha... Read more

  • Attention

    4/25/2015 8:29:59 AM, by ALICIA363

    Wednesday night, in the midst of a few days of food challenges, I went to the store. I saw the customer-service gal of whom I am very fond. “You’re getting too skinny,” she said, not knowing of the small and recent upward trend in my weight. Her comment didn’t bother me. I guess we... Read more

  • The Journey of a Caterpillar

    4/25/2015 4:32:14 AM, by KIMPARKER3

    Well the butterfly and I spent half a day yesterday going through my clothes. Actually the butterfly was quite impressed with my bright and colorful wardrobe but was puzzled as to why they were just in my closet and not on me. Simple reply, well...... when I lose weight, when my figure is better.... Read more

  • Oh, Sweet William

    4/24/2015 6:46:02 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Birthdate: April 23,1564 - Do you not hear my heart, see my face in shadows, that long for your touch, along the way. Where are those words spoken, touch my soul, quench my thirst, for your attentions and worth? Have you not felt my breath, heard my thoughts, th... Read more

  • Getting more flexible every day

    4/24/2015 4:43:24 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    Physical therapy is making a difference. It is very hard at the time, but the benefits very much outweigh the discomfort. When I first came home, ordinary things such as getting in and out of bed were challenging. Now, for the most part, such movements are no big deal. Getting in and out of the... Read more

  • The Journey of a Caterpillar

    4/24/2015 5:21:00 AM, by KIMPARKER3

    Good morning future butterflies. Today is positive we will visualize ourselves as the beautiful butterflies that lie within. I noticed that those butterflies are always flying around in bright colors and beautiful patterns. While I love my comfortable fuzzy look, I think today would be a great d... Read more

  • Reverberation - (Hummingbird Wings Flutter 52 Times Per Second)

    4/23/2015 8:41:16 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    A Hummingbird hovers, Suspended in the air. Reverberates the sound  Of its own wings that flutter. ©2015 by Lee Christine Brownlee. All rights reserved. ... Read more

  • update on neurotomy, and other issues

    4/23/2015 10:00:56 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    neurotomy, x-ray, transportation switched w/o my permission or knowledge... Read more

  • The Journey of a Caterpillar

    4/23/2015 8:04:42 AM, by KIMPARKER3

    The journey of the caterpillar is beginning. The caterpillar is feeling positive that with hard work one day it will be a butterfly. Completed 5 consecutive days of exercising. I had to laugh, last night I put on a Raquel Welch yoga tapes I used to do when my daughters were young. Well it see... Read more

  • Believe In Yourself. You Are Worth It.

    4/22/2015 5:02:33 AM, by KIMPARKER3

    How many times I say I can't, I failed. I will never reach my goal. Well today I say out with the old Kim and in with the new. A Person who says I can! I will reach my goal! Today I begin believing in myself. This week I exercised at least 30 minutes everyday! Yeah to what I accomplished,... Read more

  • Believe In Yourself. You Are Worth It.

    4/22/2015 4:35:02 AM, by KIMPARKER3

    How many times I say I can't, I failed. I will never reach my goal. Well today I say out with the old Kim and in with the new. A Person who says I can! I will reach my goal! Today I begin believing in myself. This week I exercised at least 30 minutes everyday! Yeah to what I accomplished,... Read more

  • 420 calories of food amnesia

    4/21/2015 8:14:43 PM, by ALICIA363

    Stupid corn chips on the work counter. But I didn't eat from the candy basket. I will give myself credit there. One day at a time. One choice at a time. 381... Read more

  • Six weeks

    4/20/2015 8:40:54 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    I can definitely tell the difference in my mobility since I came home from the hospital. I rarely use my cane, and I barely take pain medicine. I still tire easily, and have difficulty bending my knee or straightening it completely. My physical therapist applied Kineseo tape. It seems to b... Read more

  • Me and the shelf

    4/20/2015 12:46:54 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    I have this project or renovating my guestroom and turning it into a room that I can rent out to university students. It has its own entrance, there is a bathroom connected to it and although I live in a village outside the city, it is the same side of the city as the university, there are buses on... Read more

  • A Little Frustrated

    4/19/2015 11:26:35 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    Today was an okay day. Work was work, you know? It wasn't a bad day... Just frustrating. Anyway, I had my first soda and alcoholic beverage today in three weeks. I feel terrible. I don't feel guilty for having them, I just feel bloated and kind of nauseous. That's probably a good thing, although I h... Read more

  • SCREAMING

    4/19/2015 1:57:41 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Wednesdays blogs I talked about how ready I am. I still am but now I have more things in my way. My grandma has type 2 diabetes so when she has a sore on her feet they take time to heal. Late Jan/early Feb something happened with her toe and it turned into a small hole on the bottom f her m... Read more

  • Bat Mitzvah Day reflections

    4/19/2015 8:57:41 AM, by ALICIA363

    "I want to write a blog, but I haven't found a way to do it," I say to my writer husband. "Everything I did yesterday is so special and close to my heart, there are no words for it. And people don't understand, and misconstrue it, and take it out of context." In his semi sleep-deprived state,... Read more

  • Letting go and letting God...

    4/19/2015 12:53:51 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    "What if" – I said to my OA-pal the other day – "What if this is what my higher power thinks is suitable for me. If HP wanted me to become abstinent, I would..." It you try "everything" for a long time and end up eating compulsively anyway, it seems as if it is a hopeless cause... Anot... Read more

  • A NEW PERCEPTION

    4/18/2015 1:23:46 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    A New Perception The moon slips behind the mountain top, Sun reaches for the sky. I linger just a moment, Thinking you'll walk back into my life. The days pass so slowly, The nights seem to stand still. Waiting feels endless, As the minutes slowly pass. The sky appears ... Read more

  • This Week

    4/18/2015 12:35:00 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    Okay, I haven’t posted in a few days. I’ve been working. I prepped a couple meals before leaving the house Wednesday and for the most part everything worked out. I took my kettlebell with me and worked out Thursday without going to the gym. I felt like I took it easy (and I did), but I still fel... Read more

  • It's Raining Again

    4/17/2015 11:20:20 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    I know. Because I was out hiking in it, slogging through lots of mud and puddles. It might not sound like fun, but it was so much better than being cooped up and unable to stretch my legs and breathe freely. I don't know if this persistent rain will wash out all the remaining pollen... Read more

  • minus 10 and counting.....

    4/17/2015 9:10:12 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!! 334 m 521 345 244 104 248 m... Read more

  • Singing in the Rain

    4/16/2015 11:18:38 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    No, seriously. It's been raining nearly constantly for a couple of days, and that meant that I was able to get out and get some mileage in for the first time in over a week! Yup, every year around this time I become a virtual pollen shut-in, because whenever I do venture out, I hav... Read more

  • She Sings With Angels

    4/16/2015 6:46:01 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    She sings with the angels, Balancing on her tiptoes. Overseeing the world she left behind, Now helping others crossover. (C) Lee, Christine Brownlee ... Read more

  • It's starting

    4/15/2015 8:11:33 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I was on Pinterest looking at before and after pics and reading about some of them and I really think Im finally ready. Earlier today I was also writing up what I need to do to reach my goals so looking at the pics along with that really is helping. Its going to suck so much. I don't want to ... Read more

  • Stomach virus

    4/15/2015 10:49:56 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    In my last post I said that I was going to the Gym later that day. Well I kept my word and we went. Walked a mile but had to cut it short because my grandma was getting tired. I was very happy with myself and we had planned to go again that week but that never happened. I woke up Thursday wit... Read more

  • Fighting the Evening Eating Monster

    4/15/2015 6:42:18 AM, by ALICIA363

    Last night, the drive to eat was strong in me. But the spark was stronger. 529 I brushed my teeth. I drank water. I went for a walk. I chewed gum. I did housework. (!) I read my Friend Feed on Spark. I wanted to write, but I was too tired. And then I put myself to bed.... Read more

  • Memories Running Through My Thoughts

    4/15/2015 4:03:40 AM, by AOLIVER2015

    As my status says can't sleep tonight because memories keep running through my thoughts keeping me up. Can't talk to my son on his very birthday, his 16th one cause he is with my brother and sister-in-law and they have stopped me from having any contact with him and his little brother. 39 So tonig... Read more

  • Recipe Flop and Other Things

    4/13/2015 10:03:10 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    Once again, I woke up not wanting to go to the gym. But once again, I went anyway. I did upper body weights and was able to increase in some instances. I also tried the overhead press and oh-my-goodness, that hurt! I plan on rewarding myself when I can finish my last 12 reps and again when I can inc... Read more

  • Time to knead the dough

    4/13/2015 2:14:37 PM, by BTLFAN70

    I've become too doughy, and I don't like what I see. I don't like the way my clothes look on me or the way I look in the mirror. I'm not way overweight, but I can stand to lose a few pounds, and the time is now. I eat well, I just eat too much of what I like. I don't eat that a lot of sweets, I don'... Read more

  • Weekend

    4/12/2015 9:31:52 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    I woke up "early" yesterday and went for an hour swim. Does swimming really burn that many calories? I showered and went to bug Bryan who happened to be awake. I cuddled up with him and ended up falling asleep until early afternoon. Whoops. (Can anyone tell I don't have kids?) I made a vegetarian ... Read more

  • Andrew's 1st bike!

    4/12/2015 4:44:30 PM, by ANDREWMOM

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  • Day 33

    4/11/2015 12:30:39 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    The evenings seem to be the worse. The swelling gets to the point where I can barely bend my knee and the pain seems more bothersome. However, I can tell I'm making progress by the reduced amount of pain medicine I need.... Read more

  • Good Day

    4/10/2015 10:43:15 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    I woke up late (again) and didn’t make it to the gym before work. But, I got off work in time to go after. I rowed and did lower body weights and I killed it! I increased some of my weights and it was still easier than Monday. I’m getting stronger and it’s amazing. I had another interview to... Read more

  • Day 32 after knee replacement

    4/10/2015 2:59:23 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    At my primary care doctor's office today, the nurse didn't notice that I was limping and seemed surprised to hear that I had knee replacement surgery in March. I remember that after the last surgery, I didn't really appreciate it for about 3 months. So I guess I'm a third of the way to being gl... Read more

  • Unaltered Memories

    4/10/2015 1:43:25 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    My mind wanders, Thinking of the could have been, And should have been; But mainly the memories of what was.   I regress trying to imagine, An altered view of life, An image enlightenment, A surprising twist.   I return to reality, Discovering wonderful images, Of ... Read more

  • More tests and more questions

    4/10/2015 10:49:55 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Yesterday I went to see Rita, his partner. As I have said before I stick primarily with Rita and Araujo because I trust them and know them well. She and I discussed my carpal tunnel. She has ordered an emg for my hands for carpal tunnel to see the severity of it in both wrists. She also has ordered ... Read more

  • Morning.....

    4/10/2015 9:05:20 AM, by ANDREWMOM

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  • I'm Proud of Me

    4/9/2015 9:34:02 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    I went to bed late last night, waiting up for Bryan, and woke up late this morning. I was too late for my morning swim, but managed a quick, intense run. I increased my speed by 0.3 mph. When I thought I couldn’t run anymore, I said, “I’m proud of me” over and over until the interval was ove... Read more

  • The Wolf at the Door vs. The Sane Voice

    4/9/2015 7:16:55 PM, by ALICIA363

    Yesterday, when DH was off to work again, and DD left for class, the inner addict was briefly elated. I can eat! Whatever I want! As much as I want! And no one will see. No one will know. It won't count. Thank goodness the sane voice kicked in. No one will see? Really, my expanding ... Read more

  • update on my 1st radiofrequency neurotomy

    4/9/2015 11:52:16 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on my 1st neurotomy, how different scales weight my mom and me, and other news... Read more

  • Mental Health

    4/8/2015 11:30:08 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    I went swimming this morning and now I'm over my anxiety about using the pool, for the most part. I also worked today, which was a plus of course. I get a little anxious about it, but I love working. I had a client interview this evening that went really well. But I find myself doubting my ability... Read more

  • I have a fabulous new fitness program:

    4/8/2015 9:54:03 PM, by GKRUSSELL99

    I have a fabulous new fitness program: 1. Get up and walk into another room. 2. Forget why you went in there and go back. 3. Sit down and remember why you went to the other room. 4. Repeat steps 1-3 until physically fit. ... Read more

  • Getting smaller nerves

    4/8/2015 7:37:01 PM, by ALICIA363

    This morning, as I was adjusting my wrist band tighter, I remembered, "It's okay if my body gets smaller." The thought made me nervous. My nervousness made me smile. I have an unusual reaction to stress. Once upon a time, WATERMELLEN posted a link to something that included an 'imagine this'... Read more

  • Discipline

    4/8/2015 11:04:01 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Last year I found out that my cousin will be getting married in October of 2015. My goal was to be at my goal weight by then. I had over a year to make it but now I have only 6 months. It is my own fault that I have done nothing to reach my goals. Yes I did join a gym but I haven't been yet. Bu... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday!

    4/8/2015 8:35:17 AM, by ANDREWMOM

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  • Successful Day

    4/7/2015 9:45:17 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    Had a GREAT session with my trainer today. I think we’re going to continue training as long as we can afford it. Every single one of my pores was sweating. I earned my shower and I am going to feel sore tomorrow. It’s fantastic! Tomorrow is swim day and I can hardly wait. I feel a little... re... Read more

  • The Flame Went Out

    4/7/2015 9:31:47 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    I'd melt when you held me in your arms, I felt sheltered from all harm. Nothing could hurt me, or penetrate, Warmth and feeling when you held me.   When you entered a room, I could feel the atmosphere change. Never felt so vulnerable, Willing to fall in love before.   The... Read more

  • Day 29

    4/7/2015 9:08:49 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    I've made a lot of progress, but I'm glad that I have only 2 knees to be replaced. The healing process is so slow and entails enough pain that I am glad I am not a quadruped.... Read more

  • Making Myself a Priority

    4/6/2015 9:50:26 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    I did not want to wake up this morning. I snoozed my alarm for an hour and a half! No time for the gym now, got to get to work. I get to work right on time, “perfectly punctual” as my client said. After work, I was hungry and went home for a snack then got ready for the gym. I think what’s hel... Read more

  • Day 1

    4/6/2015 11:10:03 AM, by STAYFOCUSED31

    Technically, I am on Day 2 of my new diet plan, because I technically started yesterday, but I also had a big Easter brunch yesterday. So now, I'm going to work out and eat right today. I'm hungry. I was thinking about how the first week is also the hardest because you don't have any sweat equ... Read more

  • New Beginnings

    4/6/2015 9:49:45 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Winter begins its final show, And Spring begins its start. Each day brings new delights, For a future to be so bright.   The melting snow piles, Swept to the side of the road. The ground exhibiting growth, Of blossoms to behold.   Trees sprouting their leaves, And flowe... Read more

  • Saying No

    4/5/2015 11:14:35 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    Well, despite eating candy I didn't mean to eat last night, I was still (miraculously) under my calories for the day. I didn't completely learn my lesson though, because I ate an unplanned snack at church this morning. All's well that ends well though. I'm still on track even if I threw myself for a... Read more

  • This Easter vs. Last Easter

    4/5/2015 9:17:32 PM, by PHOTOGEEKGIRL

    It's interesting to see how things have changed in a year. Last Easter I argued with myself about whether or not I wanted to indulge on holiday food and not worry about it. Ultimately, I decided to go healthy and stay within my calorie range. I did so happily even though in the back of my mind I did... Read more

  • Day 27 - Easter Sunday

    4/5/2015 12:05:37 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    Resurrection Sunday is a special day. I wanted to attend the worship service at my church, but I did not think I could manage the standing or sitting without propping my leg up. But I can look forward to participating in the future.... Read more

  • The Holiday Meal

    4/5/2015 8:09:04 AM, by ALICIA363

    No external source tried to get me to overeat. Yay! Still, it was good to be prepared. But what about that inner food pusher? What about those thoughts that precede eating and allow me to overdo? Well, first there were the social aspects of the gathering. Choosing our seats, etc. DD c... Read more

  • Living Mindfully

    4/5/2015 8:03:27 AM, by PUPPYBUG

    It’s Bryan’s birthday today and I’m taking him shopping and making him a chicken pot pie. I’ve already been to the gym – and I did NOT want to go. But you know, better sore (or sweaty) than sorry. I would have regretted not going, but I sure don’t regret going. I feel better! My run is a... Read more

  • The Five Fingers Plan for Food Pushers

    4/5/2015 7:31:28 AM, by ALICIA363

    Call it the insight of the week. I was grateful to have it before last night’s holiday dinner. The things we teach elementary students can help us as adults, too. I was trying to think ahead to the dinner, and how it is appropriate to respond to food pushers, especially when they persis... Read more

  • Good-bye Mom

    4/5/2015 12:41:07 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    My mom died this evening. It was hard to say good-bye, but I had encouraged her to let go for the past couple of days so the end was not a surprise. I know I will need time to process and mourn and remember, but am glad I was here for her these past six months. I am eager to get home to my husban... Read more

  • A nice day

    4/4/2015 9:03:54 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    An hour or so after an early dinner I decided to go on a walk. I started to walk down the street and saw a guy spraying weed killer on his drive and then kids playing in the street a few houses down. Since I had Tallulah (my dog) I turned around because it was a little windy and I didn't want to w... Read more

  • Challenging 6 Months

    4/4/2015 8:59:57 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I came to care for my 100 year old mother in October. She suffers from a collection of painful conditions, blindness, deafness and Alzheimer's. It's been so hard to be away from my husband and also from our daughter's family. I so miss those grandkids. But I did have a few days there in December... Read more

  • Last Load

    4/4/2015 8:31:31 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    The load is heavy. My heart surrenders. The burden too much, To carry alone.   Weighs me down. Holds me back, From moving forward, To put down this heavy load.   My story is old, No new lessons to learn. Given much thought, To this burden I carry.   My last load, ... Read more

  • Stretching

    4/4/2015 3:03:39 PM, by RUNAMOKQT

    I've read how important stretching was but I totally disregarded it. I remember stretching in PE class it seemed really unnecessary. But now completely out of shape and almost forty it has taken me from losing and gaining the same 5 pounds to losing 8 pounds and counting. Because I would get so sore... Read more

  • Instead of....

    4/4/2015 10:17:01 AM, by TRIANGLE-WOMAN

    There is a sad little phrase most of us know all too well: "I wish I had..." How many times a day do you trot out that little guilty thought. "I wish I had not over eaten last night." "I wish I had gone to the gym." "I wish I had not left Spark for so long." I wish I may, I... Read more

  • Yesterday

    4/4/2015 9:40:46 AM, by PUPPYBUG

    Yesterday was upper body weights at the gym. I have to realize I'm a lot stronger than I think I am. I can increase my weights. I am proud of myself for managing the fly/delt machine at 50 pounds. It's definitely not just about losing weight. I haven't even looked at a scale. I know I'm healthier be... Read more

  • SparkCoach Prompt : Are you a " glass-half-empty " or " glass-half-full " kind of person?

    4/4/2015 7:42:47 AM, by JUSTRY2

    I can go through phases with positive and negative attitudes in general and specifically around food / fitness, and both attitudes tend to feed off themself. If I have a hard time hitting certain goals I've set for a period of time I can start to be hard on myself, but by the same token, if I've bee... Read more

  • Walking Alone

    4/3/2015 7:49:09 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Walking life's path alone, Wonder which way to turn. Ignite a spark of life, Beyond nightfall where darkness looms. Wish for someone to hold on to, Share my thoughts and fears. Hope as I round each corner, The shadow will disappear. Daylight befalls the saddened, Nighttime we... Read more

  • The Gift of Today

    4/3/2015 5:23:56 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I had a lot of enthusiasm for March, but what consumes your mind controls your life, and my mind was consumed by a couple of things that ended up taking over my month. I got consumed by the goings on with my boyfriend and friends and various drama that was going on and so I spent most of my ti... Read more

  • Challenge

    4/2/2015 10:47:03 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    I have to admit to sleeping in this morning and my back was feeling it. Still, I hobbled to the gym and a managed a great run! I didn't think I was going to make it, but I pushed through the pain and finished strong. I was grinning like crazy and felt so proud of myself. I can't do that from the cou... Read more

  • Voice du jour

    4/2/2015 8:23:18 PM, by ALICIA363

    The thought I hear most often before eating is: I want to eat. So, I've been asking it why? I'm starting to build a muscle. When the answer is: Because I'm tired, a muscle is kicking in that intuits that's not a good enough reason. It's not really a voice or sentence reply, it's more of a lo... Read more

  • update on health and weight April 1st Video

    4/2/2015 12:48:29 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on my health and weight and other things... Read more

  • Up then down

    4/2/2015 9:07:21 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    started with a 2# gain due to a bad weekend but I am lower today then last Friday. It is going (slloowwllyyy)... :)... Read more

  • Positive Self Talk

    4/1/2015 9:25:49 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    I worked this morning for a couple hours. It went well. I positively talked myself into going to the gym afterward too. I went for a run, but wanting to take it a little easy, it was more of a walk. Tomorrow is treadmill day again, so now that I know I'm stronger than I think, I can push harder. I... Read more

  • You In My Life

    4/1/2015 8:46:04 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    My life began the day I met you, All my sadness began to disappear. I knew I'd found my mate for life, And happiness forever would be. I won't look back in my past, All those unhappy memories are fading. A new beginning of a wonderful life, Now that I have found you at last. ... Read more

  • Shrinking Myself

    4/1/2015 7:33:16 PM, by ALICIA363

    Double entendre fully intended. I woke up this morning with worries and doubts. And I asked myself, do you have any evidence to support these feelings? And I didn't. I remembered what a friend once told me: Feelings are just feelings, they aren't facts. Remembering that didn't ... Read more

  • Training and Cooking

    3/31/2015 7:35:42 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    I met with my trainer again today. I met with him previously last week and that workout left me practically unable to walk for three days because I was so sore. It was great! Anyway, today we did squats, steps, leg presses, adductor, kettle bell swings, dead lifts, crunches, and bridges. I can't wai... Read more

  • Are those ABS forming?!

    3/31/2015 3:43:56 PM, by EISKONIGIN

    I haven't been on Spark for a while (my husband bought be a FitBit for Christmas, and that's where I've been). Or at least I haven't tracked in a long time on Spark. I still pop by to read articles and blog entries however. Well, I have an update of my own finally. The last time I posted a progress ... Read more

  • Determination

    3/30/2015 9:58:18 PM, by LOVELYMERMAID

    I have made a schedule for my exercise day to day. I need to plan out my grocery list/ meal stuff. We don't have a lot of money, but I believe eventually I will figure out the right balance of healthy eating and not spending a ton of money while lasting the month. I have $40 a week to use with no ch... Read more

  • Back on Track

    3/30/2015 6:53:27 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    Today was my first "official" day back at the gym. I did upper body weights and used machines different from my usual ones. I don't like change. But I do want to change myself and I'm just going to have to come to terms with the different machines. Throughout the day I've had a little more energy.... Read more

  • The Smile

    3/30/2015 6:24:17 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Behind the smile is sadness, Loves departed along the way. The eagerness is hidden for fear, Of revealing desire within. The smile bears no tears, But boasts tranquility and peace. To all watching the face, With the smile that bears no trace. Hidden behind this smile, ... Read more

  • Listening to my thoughts about eating

    3/29/2015 9:07:56 PM, by ALICIA363

    Well, I just heard a thought loud and clear, after dinner: "I want to eat more because I'm tired." I've been working so hard to hear the thought that comes before eating that when I heard that sentence it didn't even have a comma. And I know eating more just because I'm tired is not a plan I'm g... Read more

  • Taking A Ride on My Memory-Go-Round

    3/29/2015 11:28:41 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Took a ride on my memory-go-round. A ride I take to survive, faster and faster, Up and down, going round and round, Creating a breeze and feeling free.   The scenery changing in my mind, My favorite music in the background. Up and down on my painted horse, Replaying happy day... Read more

  • Day 18

    3/28/2015 8:07:37 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    I don't push myself as much on days the therapist doesn't visit. Am I slowing down progress? possibly. Some of the exercises I can do without difficulty. Others are very difficult. I am looking forward to being able to move without being so tired and being able to sleep well.... Read more

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