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  • Salad for breakfast

    1/30/2015 2:18:48 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    sorry but the lighting in the kitchen was not very good today. I had spinach, broccoli, cucumber, roma tomato, & yellow pepper. In most stores yellow, orange or even red bell peppers cost more then the green ones. Luckily I bough... Read more

  • Gratitudes: errands with my boy, Firefly, and a solid financial solution.

    1/30/2015 4:19:06 AM, by RRUDEPARANORMAL

    1) My son and I went out and about today. He drove to the place where he gets his hair cut, then turned the car over to me in the parking lot. When I picked him up later, he'd gotten himself a good cut ... an improvement over last time when it was just too darn short. 2) Firefly Cortex became a... Read more

  • How Can 20 People All Be So Identically WRONG?

    1/29/2015 9:49:49 PM, by HEALTHYWRITER

    Back to that rant the other day about people incorrectly entering foods in the Nutrition Tracker here - seriously, how can so many people enter the same incorrect nutrition facts? Nutrition facts are generally based on a SINGLE PORTION SIZE. If the package says there are 2.5 servings in the pa... Read more

  • January 29, 2015

    1/29/2015 9:42:45 PM, by DCARMONEY

    It is hard to believe that a month of 2015 has gone by. i am busy getting my private practice up and running. my stress level is sky high right now my mom is in the hospital again and she is not doing good, so my mind and heart is with her but my body is home with my kids. edit: my mom is now... Read more

  • Who is Tess Munster?

    1/29/2015 2:15:22 PM, by TRIANGLE-WOMAN

    I wanted to get this article out to my Spark Peeps because "KA BOOM" it kind blew me away. WARNING: If you have no tolerance for profanity, skip the article below. It has some choice words planted throughout. But you can read about Tess Munster at other sites. She seems to be trending right... Read more

  • Gratitudes: an easy shift, fog and novel progress.

    1/29/2015 4:01:55 AM, by RRUDEPARANORMAL

    1) A quiet and quick-feeling shift at the hotel. 2) Fog. It wasn't heavy, and it may have really been more of a mist, but it was pretty. 3) I feel like I'm making progress on my novel project these days. I've done well to at least touch it every day for weeks, and these last few days have ... Read more

  • epidural update and health update

    1/28/2015 9:25:58 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on both... Read more

  • Challenge to improve your self confidence ending 2/21/28

    1/28/2015 11:43:06 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I posted this challenge in the Message Boards SparkPeople Challenges. I also posted it under the Forum "Self-Esteem, Self-Action Challenges" of my team "Building Self-Esteem, Self-Action Group. See www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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  • Gratitudes: a quick nap, the January thaw, good news for my daughter.

    1/27/2015 11:48:53 PM, by RRUDEPARANORMAL

    1) I fell asleep on my husband's chest while we were cuddled on the sofa, watching the end of a show. So comforting and safe-feeling. 2) The weather has been not frigid and not slippery, and much of the snow has been slowly melting away. 3) My daughter was worried about her partner's healt... Read more

  • 60 lbs went off my hips

    1/27/2015 8:45:15 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I am now 60 lbs lighter. As of now I am under 400 lbs. I have reached 397 lbs. I have a long way to go but I never again will see the 400's on the scale for me. I only will see lower numbers now. I have chosen to look on bright side of this journey now.... Read more

  • Snow and work

    1/27/2015 6:49:47 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Snow. Lots and lots of snow. At least 16 plus inches, not to mention the taller drifts, and the fact it was still blowing snow when we measured. The car is pretty much dug out, except for anything reburying it. I worked from home a few hours yesterday, and all of today. Tough to do, because bein... Read more

  • Gratitudes: movie chats, therapy, insurance, magic stir fry.

    1/27/2015 1:25:04 AM, by RRUDEPARANORMAL

    1) Long, involved conversations with my husband about movies. 2) My therapist, who can't believe how fast our sessions go. 3) The really nice woman who answered all my questions about how my insurance works, while maintaining a sense of humor. (And I'm grateful, of course, for BEING insure... Read more

  • Farmer's Market Haul - January Week 4

    1/26/2015 2:44:38 PM, by ANDRIACOLETTE

    I looooove the year-round farmer's market in Kansas City. I've made a habit of going weekly with my mom to buy fresh produce at rock bottom prices. A lot of the produce is "ugly" - it's been rejected by grocery stores for not bein... Read more

  • Final Obstacles

    1/26/2015 11:58:01 AM, by RUNAMOKQT

    Well I finally conquered my final 3 obstacles, being frustrated at myself for not being more consistent, accepting how little I can do right now, accepting that for right now I can only concentrate on one thing at a time. Now that I've excepted it believe it or not, I'm much more consistent, I'm doi... Read more

  • Mt. St. OhMyGawd today

    1/25/2015 6:22:47 PM, by ALICIA363

    Although it looks very similar, I feel like I've made progress. I'm approaching the clutter differently this time; I want the change to be permanent. It makes me go more slowly, and think about what process or support system I ne... Read more

  • Connections and Community (OT, although there is some relevance to food addiction))

    1/25/2015 4:11:40 PM, by SCOOTER4263

    So it started with this: (there was supposed to be a picture of a cat sleeping in a basket here, but I took it with my phone and tried to email it to myself so I could upload it here, and the mail server is down. It'll show up eventually) That's Binx, sleeping in the cat basket. Th... Read more

  • More sleep more rest = improvement

    1/24/2015 9:19:40 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    This morning I woke after another 8 hours of sleeping. I rested, snuggled with my cat, drinking water, doctoring my lips most of the day. Crocheting a spiral stitch scarf (of sorts), then around supper time, I realized my sore throat was gone, my headache was gone, and I felt a lot better. So I got... Read more

  • Life,food,depression and beauty

    1/24/2015 8:58:09 PM, by LOVELYMERMAID

    I know that I've been having issues with food and money... I believe I have figured out something that can work... at least for now. I can't wait to get a job so that I have more food money to work with. Struggling with depression is horrible, but can actually be used to benefit oneself. It may have... Read more

  • Burying the hatchet

    1/24/2015 5:49:07 PM, by OLDEROWL

    To many people say they forgive you for some error you made yet tend to avoid your company or whenever they see you make some comment about the error even when you don't do anything to remind them of your error. I try to ignore it and pretend that its not about me although I know that it is. Beats... Read more

  • Eating less, Living more, Making a plan

    1/24/2015 3:32:08 PM, by ALICIA363

    Yep, it's definitely the space between my ears that requires the most revision to make these changes. I find myself eating less and living more. I've heard eat less, move more. But what I'm experiencing is eating less and living more. See, when I started eating less, I had to find other ... Read more

  • How Cooking can Change Your Life...

    1/24/2015 10:13:51 AM, by TRIANGLE-WOMAN

    Please take 20 minutes to watch the video below. It is a talk by Michael Pollen, titled "How Cooking Can Change Your Life" Pollen is the author of Omnivore's Dilemma and several other best selling books about our food. It may be the most important 20 minutes of your day, or maybe eve... Read more

  • Gratitudes: You, my kids, music, and photography.

    1/24/2015 1:05:16 AM, by RRUDEPARANORMAL

    1) Kind and supportive comments left here, in response to whatever I babble :) 2) My daughter has been very present in my life this last week. (She actually live more than 1500 miles away.) But, this week she's been playing online video games with her brother, and they've been using headsets to... Read more

  • My typical morning bike ride (it's really only 10 minutes of boredom)

    1/23/2015 8:13:27 PM, by ALICIA363

    The other morning, I hit the boredom wall. We are rather familiar with one another, since I've been doing the 30-minutes-on-the-exercise-bik
    e most mornings for some years now. But it's really only about ten minutes of boredom. I sleep in whatever clothing I'll exercise in. I roll out... Read more

  • Gratitudes: recovering from a depression with little things.

    1/23/2015 3:02:56 AM, by RRUDEPARANORMAL

    Yeah. I'm struggling. Here I am, though, trying again :) Today I am grateful for: 1) The January thaw. It's not a dramatic one this year, but it has been in the 30s for a while now, and there has been some sun, and some of the snow is melting off. 2) I started going to a therapist at ... Read more

  • Sleeping towards better health

    1/22/2015 5:21:03 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    I got a lot of sleep last night, and when I got up at 9 am (wow!) I still felt like I could sleep more. Alas, I did not fall back to sleep until this afternoon. Lots of down time, resting, sleeping, with one very cozy cat. I can feel storminess coming in, my wrist was killing me for a while, so used... Read more

  • I never regret exercising

    1/22/2015 4:26:33 PM, by BELLALUNA8

    Funny how after over indulging in something--late night TV, cookies, or shopping--there is often a feeling of regret. (And frequently negative consequences.) This is never the case with exercising! Even when I drag myself metaphorically "kicking and screaming" to a work out, at the end of... Read more

  • Troubles with Eating at Home

    1/22/2015 12:46:53 PM, by ANDRIACOLETTE

    I've only been on track for 16 days, but five of those have been weekends. Weekends are tough for me - I have more access to my kitchen (I can't eat what I don't have in the office!), I have time on my hands for baking and boredom eating, and I'm around people who aren't calorie counting. My b... Read more

  • He's home!

    1/22/2015 10:27:50 AM, by DRAGONCHILDE

    Sunday, my prayers were answered. My husband came home! We're taking things a little at a time, and trying to be patient and gentle with each other. We have a lot of things to recover from, and it's going to take a lot of time, but he's HERE, and he's willing to try. I'm a little giddy, to be hones... Read more

  • Checking In!

    1/22/2015 7:14:07 AM, by FITADMIN83

    Hi All! It has been a couple weeks since I checked in. Work has been nuts and last week was not a great week for me food wise. I got a bit over-whelmed at work and there was a variety of different foods available to us because of parties, etc for birthdays and babies. I was also a bit sick last... Read more

  • Interrogated...

    1/22/2015 2:50:26 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    The dreaded police interrogation abput speeding and driving an unauthirezed vehicle was today... after reading the papers again I found that it was over the phone which made it much less scary. I was thinking about telling a story that I was on my way to the workshop... but that meant involving more... Read more

  • The Clutter

    1/21/2015 10:29:33 PM, by ALICIA363

    Clutter, clutter everywhere. In my head, on my computer, all over the house. Back in November, ONEKIDSMOM posted a picture of her table. Mine rivaled it then: Zooming out: ... Read more

  • The Clutter

    1/21/2015 10:28:37 PM, by ALICIA363

    Clutter, clutter everywhere. In my head, on my computer, all over the house. Back in November, ONEKIDSMOM posted a picture of her table. Mine rivaled it then: Zooming out: ... Read more

  • Don't Quit!

    1/21/2015 8:41:36 PM, by COMIC_BOOK_MAMA

    Love when Pinterest randomly gives me the motivation that I need for the day ... Read more

  • Pain is Our Teacher

    1/21/2015 4:18:38 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    For the past week, my pain only worsened and I became bedridden from my sciatica, being unable to stand or sit. The pain was so severe I was no longer able to even see my chiropractor or do any yoga so it was time to call my docto... Read more

  • Sick Day itty bitty blogh ah ah ah Choo!

    1/21/2015 2:25:34 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Well, I was sick a few days last week, then went back to work, but started in with the chills and other symptoms again. Really really bad chapped lips, no matter how much water I was drinking, and keeping humidifiers going. So I have an upper respiratory infection (again) and a virus, and Doctor sen... Read more

  • Nutrition Class

    1/21/2015 11:48:11 AM, by THE-RAYVEN

    So my degree required me to take a Science class with a lab. I was going to take Astronomy, but then I saw that the was a Nutrition class that counted. So I signed up and yesterday was the first day. I'm excited about learning proper eating habits and my GPA depending on in. Maybe now I'll star... Read more

  • Conundrum

    1/20/2015 11:10:25 PM, by LOVELYMERMAID

    I am at a rock and a hard place. It seems like we can't get enough healthy food to last the whole month. It leads me to believe that I have to buy the cheap un healthy crap that I have tried to steer clear from... I'm not sure where to go from here. I don't want to believe that my weight loss journe... Read more

  • Avoiding January Blues

    1/20/2015 4:43:14 PM, by BELLALUNA8

    Earlier this week I read an article that said Monday January 19th, was the "saddest" day of the year. It has a crazy formula that took into account things like Christmas debt, gloomy weather, and days since failed New Year's resolutions. I am sure since the article came out, it caused people to be... Read more

  • We are not alone...

    1/20/2015 6:32:05 AM, by TRIANGLE-WOMAN

    Let's dream a little, and then let's get to work... XOXO... Read more

  • Update once again

    1/19/2015 9:54:22 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I seen Dr. Araujo once again for another injection for my foot. I discussed my foot pain with him and he said that I am to have an epidural in my back to relieve the leg pain I am having before an MRI is done on me. I agree with him why go to all the work of getting without first seeing if they can ... Read more

  • Progress: Don't Look Back (Too Far)

    1/19/2015 9:09:41 PM, by HEALTHYWRITER

    I took the numbers off the graph for my sake, not yours - you can probably figure them out (or look at the little progress indicator in my signature). I don't care - it's all about the trendlines, not the numbers. Egads. WHY? T... Read more

  • 130 Pounds Down!

    1/19/2015 12:34:14 PM, by EABHA70

    So. Wow. To celebrate, here are some photos of me from a yoga retreat 2.5 years ago. This was about 75-80 pounds ago. ... Read more

  • Challenging a troubled part of my personality

    1/18/2015 8:27:56 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I can use my will to make choices that will empower me. I can take the advice of my friend who tells me that I do not have to react in anger because I am angry, withdraw emotionally because I am jealous, or delay working on my most important task because I am upset at the outcome of the Greenbay Pa... Read more

  • Back on Track

    1/18/2015 9:16:08 AM, by ALICIA363

    Excuse me while I sound like a commercial for Spark People. Disclaimer: I am still high on endorphins from the morning exercise bike ride. I recognize what I'm pulling out of. It's severe. Without spark people, I would be continuing to gain and buying bigger clothes. With spark people,... Read more

  • An enchanted evening...

    1/18/2015 1:27:36 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    Yesterday seemed at first to be one of those days that you prefer to forget as soon as possible. As I did not sleep during the night, I slept three hours in the morning and woke up uncomfortably late. Then we had promised to go to the annual meeting of the society that daughter loves for playing gam... Read more

  • Farmer's Market Haul

    1/17/2015 9:03:51 PM, by ANDRIACOLETTE

    I went to the farmer's market today and got quite the haul! I'm lucky to live just 15 minutes from a large urban farmer's market. Several of the vendors sell grocery store seconds, as well - the slightly misshapen (but otherwise ... Read more

  • Finally bouncing up

    1/17/2015 7:31:35 PM, by ALICIA363

    I knew I had a problem with my eating this week. DH mentioning Slash telling Charlie Sheen he was out of control and implying the analogy just cemented that awareness. It wasn't the SparkVersary that messed with the space between my ears. It was the second year succeeding at mainta... Read more

  • All or Nothing Attitude

    1/17/2015 11:17:22 AM, by NYINME

    This topic came up today in Spark Coach, and it was perfect for me this morning. Late yesterday, I went to the movies with a friend, and said friend encouraged doing the large popcorn with free refills. I agreed. She also pulled candy out of her bag during the movie, and was very generous with it. I... Read more

  • Did not sleep...

    1/17/2015 6:27:56 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    Yesterday I could not go to sleep - probably because I dozed off in front of the teve whoch made it harder to go to sleep later... but contributing was also feasting on spare ribs (slow digestion becuse of it) and recieving a letter that meant fines - was caught by a speed camera about fourteen days... Read more

  • Good to remember!

    1/15/2015 2:39:32 PM, by COMIC_BOOK_MAMA

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  • Just a little update

    1/15/2015 10:21:45 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Yesterday I went to my doctors so he could remove a skin tag/mole and freeze off some other skin tags. Like usual they took my weight and I was at 224. Last month (Dec 10) when I was there for a physical I was at 227. 3 pounds isn't a lot but its something. This is motivating me to really watch ... Read more

  • Ah, so almost everyone matches their socks... guess what I learned...

    1/15/2015 12:19:39 AM, by SUEFROMRI

    I no longer match my socks unless it is by accident. I met a driver's ed teacher who, on the weekends, teaches and road-tests motorcyclists. When I mentioned that my daughter wanted to learn how to ride, he let me know that he had one requirement for ALL students. I was curious. The... Read more

  • Pain & Yoga

    1/14/2015 2:51:58 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    For close to a week now I've been having severe problems with my back or more aptly my leg and lower back. When my aspirin starts to wear off I'm in unbearable pain but regular sessions with my chiropractor help somewhat and when... Read more

  • January Week 2

    1/14/2015 1:02:14 PM, by KERELLA

    The weekly resolution worked pretty well for last week. I ended up struggling to come up with daily resolutions that interested me, so, this week I'm leaving daily resolutions off the table. My weekly resolutions are: 60,000 steps on my FitBit and 105 active minutes. So far, I'm going to have... Read more

  • Do you match your socks?

    1/13/2015 12:24:26 PM, by SUEFROMRI

    Why? ... Read more

  • Putting the Down Down, so I can bounce Up

    1/13/2015 6:03:25 AM, by ALICIA363

    This is your chance to love me as I am, because this is not a pretty blog. I was so excited about my one year spark anniversary, and then I missed it. It was yesterday. I spent the evening (after my one mile walk) stuffing my face with sweets and chips and ignoring the thin thought of why I w... Read more

  • another update for you

    1/12/2015 9:32:02 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I seen a wound specialist Friday. He took a look at my wound and he told me that it is healing pretty well. He basically told me that the old skin will fall off occasionally and it will be itchy until it is fully healed. He told me to put anti-itch cream on it to soothe the itchiness. Well classes h... Read more

  • Water, Water, Water. Everyone says to drink more water! (roll eyes)

    1/12/2015 2:20:44 PM, by SUEFROMRI

    "If your body is used to not getting water, it actually stores more in ankles, hips and thighs. In other words, it doesn’t trust you to keep bringing water, so it keeps what it can get, like a thirsty cactus. Once it realizes the water will keep coming, your body will get rid of the stores and you’l... Read more

  • Three loads of laundry done!

    1/12/2015 11:44:50 AM, by SUEFROMRI

    I celebrate whatever I accomplish, especially when it's laundry. (clean, folded laundry even better!) Hubby did come to work with me today. I'm betting he'll be asleep by noon. (I get to work at 11, and I was 15 minutes late, so that gives you an idea of how long he can stay awake.) Since... Read more

  • Just How I Feel About It

    1/11/2015 7:49:14 PM, by AOLIVER2013

    Wanted to say more about my would be an eagle. When I think about it just sounds right. If was an eagle, if even just for a day or so then I could fly around and look in on all my family back in Texas. I would fly over and look in on my boys and nephews and see for myself if they were happy. See wha... Read more

  • Thank you for the prayers.

    1/11/2015 2:11:12 PM, by SUEFROMRI

    I've said it before and I'm going to say again - because I know you all understand - I've GOT TO do laundry tonight (even I frown upon going to work naked.) I KNEW you'd understand. For now, I am catching up with the stuff I didn't want to do all week. (month? months? Am I that far behind?... Read more

  • W30 days 6-10

    1/11/2015 11:13:42 AM, by SHEWWIMONSTER

    Oops. I've been slacking with the cross posting, but I'm still on track! I had a rocky day in there, but no slips or off-plan food, so yay! This is a long one; sorry! Some links to the recipes at the very end. Day 6 Breakfast: two pieces of frittata (because I ran out of the soup) and a grape... Read more

  • My Book's Nominated in the Annual Preditors & Editors™ Readers’ Poll

    1/11/2015 12:40:56 AM, by HEALTHYWRITER

    So, this is exciting... Just a few days after I swore off all contests, my third children's book, A New Leaf for Lyle, is nominated for best children's book, best cover art, and best book artwork in the Annual Preditors & Editors™ Readers’ Poll! http://jahangiri.us/2013
    /a-new-le... Read more

  • My thoughts on self-esteem, Part 2

    1/11/2015 12:25:18 AM, by OLDEROWL

    A friend mentioned that I should not post as if I am lecturing as I am only a lay person and do not have professional credentials. Sorry for coming across so strongly , but I have a passion for giving advice since helping others cope with life issues helps my own self-esteem. Also I had self-estee... Read more

  • Using my imagination

    1/10/2015 8:11:12 PM, by ALICIA363

    A while ago, a spark friend pointed out that I was using my imagination (creativity) to serve my goals. Sometimes nowadays when I experience hunger, I imagine an ambulance and emergency personnel coming for me. "What's wrong with her?" someone asks. "She's hungry," they reply in all seriousne... Read more

  • Budgeting

    1/10/2015 2:57:05 PM, by LOVELYMERMAID

    I'm trying to figure out what kinds of foods to buy for two people on $40 a week. I mainly want to buy fruits and vegetables, no meat. It is cheaper once meat has been removed from the equation, but trying to last on this amount and eating healthy, seems quite daunting. Any and all advice is welcome... Read more

  • Starting the 5% Challenge.

    1/10/2015 12:40:44 PM, by SUEFROMRI

    Hi Guys, It's been a tough week! I'm trying to get my footing after having the rug pulled out from under me. My hubby survived the surgery, but he is still in so m... Read more

  • The BELLY FLAP

    1/10/2015 10:36:26 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I was standing in front of the display case that has a mirror in the back while doing plie squats with pull overs and I noticed it. The belly flap. That lovely fat pouch just under your belly button. With my body type it just looks so weird from the side. I hate it with a passion. I think the f... Read more

  • Find your Fitness

    1/10/2015 9:18:52 AM, by TRIANGLE-WOMAN

    Windchill is -19 (yes that is NEGATIVE 19 degrees Fahrenheit) so I'm finding my fitness at the gym today. Track, weights and finish up with some flexibility and balancing. What's your fitness today?... Read more

  • Loving my body

    1/9/2015 8:01:18 PM, by DRAGONHEART7

    Hm, what do I love about my body? I don't know. I like my eyes, my freckles are cute, my lips are soft and small and nice enough. My nose is small, which in my family is a HUGE blessing. My legs and feet are cute. I have good breasts. My hands are cute (despite the chubbiness). That's about it. It's... Read more

  • A mile a day

    1/9/2015 7:37:01 PM, by ALICIA363

    On December 31st, I saw a friend's invitation to join her in a commitment to walk or run at least one mile outside every day in January. I heard a gauntlet drop. Loudly. Nine days and counting! I figure a blizzard may come along and end it all--especially if it's a work night, where I hav... Read more

  • Little Update on Life

    1/9/2015 5:30:00 PM, by PHOENIXXRISING

    So classes are starting in a few days. I'm super disappointed because my zumba class (graded exercise! Motivation!) was canceled! >( So I'm just gonna go running and strength train during that time instead. Still, I wanted zumba... :( Poo. My tattoo is still beautiful! :) I did lots of cleaning... Read more

  • One day at a time

    1/9/2015 5:00:25 PM, by DRAGONCHILDE

    If you recognize that phrase, then perhaps you are no stranger to 12 step programs. Neither am I. I have been a member of Al Anon for years; it was the only thing that helped me survive my husband's alcoholism. Now though, I walk on the other side, the side of the addict. Already, though... Read more

  • Gratitudes: lunch with a friend, not over-eating, and a brief snow storm.

    1/9/2015 3:43:20 AM, by RRUDEPARANORMAL

    1) I had lunch with my friend today at Olive Garden. I really enjoyed talking to her. I was so busy concentrating on our conversation that I didn't much care about the food. No, that's not quite right. The food was lovely. I ate a little bit of everything ... but only a little. The food wasn't the f... Read more

  • Busy week...

    1/9/2015 1:16:35 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    Three hours after I had gotten my daughter on the bus to her father, she phoned and begged me to come get her... it was the phone again and she was really in a dark place, totally hysterical and having locked herself in the bathroom. It is really hard - on some level this is a "normal" teenage... Read more

  • Bored and Have the Munchies

    1/8/2015 10:16:41 PM, by HEALTHYWRITER

    So, the five day slump continues... Now I KNOW I've done everything right (except to get up off my butt and MOVE during the work day - but I did take a one mile walk yesterday). Demotivating, isn't it? I know better - this, too, shall pass - but some part of me is muttering, "@#$% it all,... Read more

  • Im ready Eddie spaghetti

    1/8/2015 9:51:45 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    We joined the gym yesterday and I am very over whelmed. Just thinking about all of the machines and all the ''January'' people. Im always nervous about starting new things but things always work out after some time, so it will happen this time too. At first Im just going to do cardio there an... Read more

  • A-Ok Woo Hoo

    1/8/2015 6:52:48 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Today was a Shirley Temple "Oh my goodness" kind of day - colder than 0 here. My sweet husband climbed up in that big ol' SUV this morning and started it for me so it wouldn't be so cold. Then I went to work. Changes going on at work. Ok, but just makes ya feel funny. I left early for my dr. ... Read more

  • Gratitudes: true love, cashmere sweaters, and a cuddly dog.

    1/8/2015 4:37:40 AM, by RRUDEPARANORMAL

    1) I forgot to mention this, even though it was really important to me at the time. My husband had more than a week off for Christmas. We didn't get to spend quite as much time as we would have like together, because I was working extra shifts, but we did spend as much time as possible hanging out t... Read more

  • So cold

    1/7/2015 7:54:25 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Well, I thought I would have our car back from the repair shop, but instead I turned in the rental (a cadillac) and got the loaner from the repair shop, a humongous Dodge Durango. Oh my. I think I really need a ladder to climb in. When I go to slide out, it feels as if the ground will never reach my... Read more

  • Getting Motivated

    1/7/2015 5:41:16 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    Today was all about getting motivated for me. I've been overwhelmed lately and it was good to get a step back and make a new plan. I did yoga with my son this afternoon as he is only four but he is already obsessed with working ou... Read more

  • Avoiding falls, staying limber, remaining young.

    1/7/2015 2:56:10 PM, by SCOOTER4263

    Okay, link problems straightened out. Thanks to HIPPICHICK1 for showing this to me initially. This guy is nothing short of amazing. Totally worth a couple minutes of your time to watch this video. www.disclose.tv/action/v
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    en_Jepson_One_Really... Read more

  • January Resolutions

    1/7/2015 12:53:53 PM, by KERELLA

    Every year, it's the same thing. A series of resolutions that will result in me getting in-shape. Just one problem. I forget what they are by February. This year, I'm trying something different. This year, I resolve to make a new resolution every month. Watch, I'll forget to make a resolut... Read more

  • A Valuable Lesson in Daily Weight/Nutrition Tracking

    1/7/2015 10:15:35 AM, by HEALTHYWRITER

    "Dammit, I've been doing EVERYTHING right - and I GAINED a pound and a half?" I kicked the scales and made a mental note to replace the batteries. I glared at the thing. And then I remembered. It's the four day diet karma. Well, five. Maybe it's partly hormonal and age-related. Whatever. ... Read more

  • Baby It's Cold Outside.

    1/6/2015 10:51:25 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    Still not fully recovered from the muscle strain (I'm pretty sure that's what it is) in my neck and upper back, which makes much of my indoor routine (as I've constructed it) undoable. And so enters the Arctic weather, making my typical outdoor activities pretty tough going too. I'm goin... Read more

  • update on how i am

    1/6/2015 8:09:18 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Seen my pain specialist yesterday. She upped the dosage on my topamax for both my foot and my fibromyalgia. To 50 mg 1 tab 2 x a day and 2 tabs nightly which means 200 mg total now from 100 mg. I go back to see Araujo for another injection on the 19th of this month. I finally am getting my tooth pul... Read more

  • a new year, a new journey

    1/6/2015 3:22:11 PM, by CHICAMIMI

    Do you ever feel like you have so many different balls in the air, so many different things you feel you need to tackle that of course almost all of them come crashing to the ground? That sums up the past few months for me. So I'm dusting myself free of the debris and I spent the first few d... Read more

  • Resolve Still Going Strong!

    1/6/2015 11:24:59 AM, by HEALTHYWRITER

    Even though the first day back to work, after three weeks off, was a major change in routine (and possibly a good return TO a routine, after three weeks of sleeping and waking "whenever" and developing bad habits and sleep patterns), I was successful in sticking to my calories and nutrition plan. No... Read more

  • Sunrise Sweat

    1/6/2015 11:23:44 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    I am officially crazy. I was up at 4am doing yoga, while my friend's high-school aged daughter was getting ready for her day at school. With all my traveling around, I no longer have my workout dvd's but that's ok. I have youtube on my tablet. I just search for whatever workout I am in the mood... Read more

  • Meeting friends

    1/6/2015 4:15:25 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    Twelfth night is traditionally the evening for our annual feministic meeting, we who made my feministic newspaper 1988-1993 and soma engaged friends - this year we were four out of seven possible. One of us got married in New York two days before christmas whoch was nice and the hostess offered... Read more

  • New Self Esteem Building Spark Team

    1/5/2015 11:51:57 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Most of the unhappiness of the world can be attributed to egos damaged by low self esteem and by the actions of others having low self esteem. I have tried forming several Spark teams none of which have yet taken off despite my good intents, but this is one team which deals with a subject which I a... Read more

  • So Happy!

    1/5/2015 7:50:00 PM, by FITADMIN83

    Hi Everyone! So it turns out my feeling about my tummy going down was right! I stepped on the scale this morning, and lost a total of 3.2 pounds:) I am very happy with that loss and am feeling great. Just wanted to share the success in my new week one!... Read more

  • W30 days 4 & 5

    1/5/2015 5:39:09 PM, by SHEWWIMONSTER

    January 4th: Going to be a leftover type of day. Breakfast: piece of the frittata from yesterday with some avocado dressing drizzled on top, some sweet potato soup, a blood orange, and some peach green tea from McNulty’s. Blood oranges are seriously my favorite thing on earth right no... Read more

  • "Juice Cleanse" - some science, some thoughts

    1/5/2015 5:13:25 PM, by SCOOTER4263

    Here's the link for the science part - just cut and paste the whole deal (and beware - the graphics are really annoying): http://www.buzzfeed.com/caro
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    cleanse?&utm_medium=email&
    utm_campaign=BuzzFeed+14&u
    tm_content=BuzzFeed+14+CID
    _1924911585c4929ea540... Read more

  • Gratitudes: A healthy and incredibly thoughtful family.

    1/5/2015 2:54:27 AM, by RRUDEPARANORMAL

    1) I learned of a 16 year old boy who is battling cancer today and I did a small, nice thing for him. My gesture will be lost in the flood of similar gestures, but I feel good about it. Apparently he really enjoys visits from the therapy dogs that work at the hospital. A family friend set up a Faceb... Read more

  • My defects...

    1/5/2015 2:12:32 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    "There is a crack in evertyhing, that´s how the light gets in" (Leonard Cohen) Am I still occupied with trying to become a better person? Yes, at work I am, I am not working as hard as I might and it could unburden some of the work of my colleauges if I was more active. On the other hand,... Read more

  • Keeping me accountable 1/4

    1/5/2015 12:02:48 AM, by SUEFROMRI

    unexpectedly, down two pounds. Shouldn't be by the numbers, but I'll take it!!... Read more

  • Beware of Member-Created Food Tracker Items!

    1/4/2015 8:49:09 PM, by HEALTHYWRITER

    Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits are NOT 150 calories, as most entries would have you believe. The mix - alone - is 140 per serving. Prepared as directed, each serving is 220 calories. (LUZNIT's entry is correct, if you don't want to just do it from scratch rather than scan through some 50 incorrect... Read more

  • I knew it!

    1/4/2015 4:34:42 PM, by COMIC_BOOK_MAMA

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  • Birthday Tattoo and Too Much Sugar

    1/4/2015 3:21:17 PM, by PHOENIXXRISING

    Ok, so today was the day of tattoos! Whoo! My sister and I went and got tattoos- her first! HER: MINE: (hard to tell, but it's on my ribs) She sat like a ... Read more