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  • A big bag of natural chips are still a big bag of chips!

    12/6/2016 2:14:30 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I know I promised myself no more food treats but I was sorely tempted today by big bags of chips with all natural ingredients. Yes, they are healthier that all the other manufactured chips out there but they are STILL chips that have been fried! So, I didn't buy any, was tempted to but I didn't... Read more

  • Being vegan..

    12/5/2016 7:33:37 PM, by MISO54

    Today the remodeling of our home started. I am truly blessed. But can I please sound off? Heehee.. :) My ankles are swollen, I'm dead beat, I have no kitchen or bathroom and I'm finding it very very difficult to stay on my diet plan! Y'all know I'm a vegan. I can't just run out and get somethin to ... Read more

  • Party, party, party!

    12/5/2016 12:55:01 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Every evening this week I have a dinner or Christmas event. I have multiple events most days, too. I will make healthy choices and accomplish the things I need to do along the way. I love, love, love this time of year! Enjoy!!! 446 445 106 213... Read more

  • Wrapped and Ready???

    12/4/2016 7:25:01 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    The gifts are wrapped. Some are under the tree. Some are on a tree. Some are wrapped to take to the post office tomorrow. And some are in the oven now. I'll be baking about 50 pumpkin loaves to be included in church baskets for the needy, to share with friends, colleagues, and my Stephen Minist... Read more

  • I need help!!

    12/4/2016 3:48:14 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I need help spreading an important message! Perfect Days do not come without delayed gratification. Too many seek the quick route to gratification and miss the big prize. We need an incentive to forego immediate gratification and it must be some objective that you can become passionate about. Some... Read more

  • I need help!!

    12/4/2016 3:48:14 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I need help spreading an important message! Perfect Days do not come without delayed gratification. Too many seek the quick route to gratification and miss the big prize. We need an incentive to forego immediate gratification and it must be some objective that you can become passionate about. Some... Read more

  • Lucy had the answer long ago.....

    12/4/2016 7:15:53 AM, by IMAGINE-THAT

    Lucy had the answer long ago... it all starts with loving yourself first.... wishing everyone a fantastic day! ... Read more

  • A Special Treat Just for Today!

    12/4/2016 6:18:21 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I know I said I wouldn't give myself food treats but I was really miserable these last few days. So, I went to that cafe near my house and got a slice of cake. And not just any cake, it was a Red Velvet Nutella cake with a piece of Ferroro Rocher and a piece of Kinder Beuno for decoration. I ate the... Read more

  • Long Time...

    12/3/2016 3:24:04 PM, by SALLYLEE84

    So a lot has happened since the last time I posted. The most major being that this August I checked myself into Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP). Mostly because I couldn't cope. To it bluntly I was thinking about suicide daily and thought death was my best option. I don't say this to garner s... Read more

  • Flowers for Mom!

    12/2/2016 11:47:54 PM, by EOWYN2424

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  • December fun

    12/2/2016 7:23:52 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm so looking forward to walking in town one evening soon. I always love the lights, the window decorations (Especially the Macy's candy windows), listen to the carolers and maybe do a little more shopping. It is such a festive time of year to join with the merry makers! Today I finished wrappin... Read more

  • Just had a sugar binge, gonna be sorry!

    12/2/2016 2:40:30 PM, by MISO54

    Now that I've indulged myself to the max i'm really gonna pay for it. my blood sugar will drop really low and I'll sleep a deep sleep. I will be useless. I will be unable to function or carry out my chores. I'll be fortunate by the time it comes if I can even make dinner. Crap! why do I do this... Read more

  • Update on "Create Your Perfect Days" Spark Team

    12/2/2016 8:19:05 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Last November 14th, I decided to change the focus of my group from building healthy relationships to "Create your 'Perfect' Days" (don't mean as perfect as perfect can be, but a day in which you can be satisfied and happy that you are in the process of fulfilling a vision of living a life of stren... Read more

  • No More Extra Drinks for me!

    12/1/2016 7:26:50 PM, by EOWYN2424

    I really need more self- control! An extra cup of green tea, an extra cup of tea and an extra cup of coconut water translate into extra fluid weight that needs to be extracted during dialysis! I really need to cut out all this extra drinks! I have been warned!... Read more

  • Miss me?

    12/1/2016 7:17:36 PM, by DRAGONCHILDE

    Naturally, my time away has reversed most of my progress, putting me back almost exactly where I started. Pregnant-looking, miserable, and fat, But I'm not discouraged. I already know what I need to do. And I'm HERE. And I have a new fitbit that's going to help get me motivated.They sync w... Read more

  • Welcome December!

    12/1/2016 2:23:39 PM, by IMAGINE-THAT

    My goodness time flies! December is here again! If you have ever heard anyone say that time goes by faster the older you get, as a person who is over 50, in my mind this fact is true.... what do you think? What is your daily goal for each day in December? This month I will focus on... ... Read more

  • Self control!

    12/1/2016 6:49:18 AM, by EOWYN2424

    My Mom did the same thing during lunch again, saying my voice was too loud, but I decided to forgive her and let it slide rather than make a big deal of it. So, lunch was pleasant because I didn't hurt her feelings. The last time she told me my voice was too loud I told her I was angry and tha... Read more

  • Snow and Ice

    11/30/2016 9:58:24 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    These are not my favorite things! I have a full day of meetings and events and appointments tomorrow, so the snowy forecast is also not my favorite. Still, It is a beautiful time of year. Perhaps I'll finally get to doing Christmas cards before the week is over...no snow or ice in my home, thankf... Read more

  • I needed that!

    11/30/2016 8:37:29 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I was supposed to be exercising late this afternoon but my body was crying for sleep! I had to wake up at 5:30am to get ready for dialysis today. The dialysis went well but could have been better. But I needed sleep so badly that I crawled to bed and slept for a few hours. I am feeling much bet... Read more

  • Decluttering

    11/29/2016 8:19:43 PM, by NYINME

    I wrote this for a friend today: Declutter Your Home, Get Your Life Back: 1. Begin: Clean out your car, make it nice & empty because you're going to be making lots of HAULS. 2. Setting Up: Get three tarps. They don't have to be big. Get three big cardboard boxes and a... Read more

  • My Pants Barely Fit!

    11/29/2016 5:32:22 PM, by TAMIP62

    One of my favorite old pants barely fit... but there's more to it! These are a pair of pants that I had forgotten all about. They were stuffed way down in a pile of "don't fit anymore" clothes in the back of the closet. In my recent "closet shopping" trips, I had forgotten all about those clothes. T... Read more

  • 300 days...

    11/28/2016 8:32:29 PM, by IMAGINE-THAT

    Today is the 300th day I a row that I have logged into Sparkpeople. Throughout these 300 days I've learned so much about myself... learning the hows, whens, and whys was a necessary part in my journey in order to make changes and move forward. I've learned that, among many things I use to keep... Read more

  • Christmas Preparations.....I'm behind

    11/28/2016 6:18:16 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've never been so far behind in Christmas shopping and decorating as this year. I can remember having shopping finished in August, cards ready to send before Thanksgiving and in the mail right after, and decorating finished the day after Thanksgiving. This year I'm a mess. I've taken on a few to... Read more

  • Supportive Hubby and Cyber Monday

    11/28/2016 4:36:33 PM, by TAMIP62

    What a great combination. All on his own, my husband has been a HUGE part of my success so far and on-going. Even today, his support was brought into sharp focus when I met a woman at the gym/pool who I'd seen before, she reminded me of me when I first started, mostly because she needed a walker to ... Read more

  • Getting closer to feeling 100% better

    11/28/2016 11:05:49 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I think I am finally starting to feel better. I always get sick around this time of year and it always last at least 3 to 4 weeks. I hate it. Thursday or Friday I plan to go to the gym. I just plan to do light weight and casual bike ride. Our gym is in the process of growing. Both stores o... Read more

  • Rain rules the day

    11/27/2016 4:52:21 PM, by ALICIA363

    We knew it was on the way. DH and I worked on the leaves yesterday. We made plans to get up early and continue today, since the rain was supposed to arrive by 9. Sunrise at 7:30, so an hour and a half to get leaves picked up while they were still dry. We awoke to the rain prediction changed ... Read more

  • Informative blog about self-sabotage by Possitivehope...

    11/27/2016 9:32:42 AM, by IMAGINE-THAT

    I read this great blog this morning which was posted by Possitivehope on self sabotage.... I found her blog very helpful and I see a lot of myself there... perfectionism... can't say no to others... and many others. Interesting read! sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_
    journal_individual.as... Read more

  • Quit Smoking

    11/26/2016 5:19:48 PM, by MISO54

    I quit smoking on the 18th of November, 2016., Hey, not that long. I been on Chantix. I guess that's how you spell it. For the last two nights I've really struggled. It's all in my mind now. The physical addiction is past. But the mind? It is is drivin' me crazy! And I don't have far to go! LOL! 33... Read more

  • Unexpected Improvements

    11/26/2016 12:07:30 PM, by TAMIP62

    Had a couple of unexpected surprises today at the gym. Most days I just swim, and I've been thrilled with the progress there already, but today, scheduling situations created a kind of weird timing where I had to get to the gym earlier than I normally go. Usually I wait until after 10 am so that I a... Read more

  • Sleep helps

    11/26/2016 11:30:35 AM, by ALICIA363

    This is a wonderful weekend to get to know myself again and where I'm at. Yesterday I gave myself a pass on the eating, and chose and ate what I really wanted. Today I'm up two pounds (which is larger than it sounds on my frame), so I have to get back to my normal fare. The funny thing was, a... Read more

  • Trying to have more patience

    11/26/2016 9:32:42 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I find it esp hard and annoying that the elderly take it for granted that younger ppl have to immediately give way to them. I happen to see things differently. If you walk or do things so slowly, it only makes sense to let the younger ones go ahead of you to move things along quicker. Rather th... Read more

  • Very inspiring blog by Funnyface101002...

    11/26/2016 5:53:47 AM, by IMAGINE-THAT

    I was inspired this morning by a blog posted by my Spark buddy Funnyface101002.. I thought I would share her blog here for those who missed it. sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_
    journal_individual.asp?blo
    g_id=6272090 Way to go Funnyface! Thanks for sharing your journey! 242 ... Read more

  • It's ok to throw it out...

    11/25/2016 1:44:55 PM, by IMAGINE-THAT

    One of my goals I have managed to achieve since I began re-reading the Beck pink book is throwing out leftovers after my husband and I have dinner. In the past I would scarf down any remaining spoonful's of remaining prepared foods from the skillet, bowls... and even my husbands plate. Now I on... Read more

  • It's Dark. So?

    11/25/2016 8:58:30 AM, by ALICIA363

    So what are you going to do about it? Keep moving! Stick to your healthy eating plan! Get enough rest, too. ONEKIDSMOM shared pictures of her new tool (which she alternately calls a toy) in her blog yesterday: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
    ublic_journal_individual.a
    sp?blog_id=... Read more

  • My final decision about my grey hairs!

    11/24/2016 11:58:25 PM, by EOWYN2424

    I will never color my hair again! Period! It makes my hair dry and unhealthy! So what if I have a few greys!? I can't stop the aging process!... Read more

  • Awesome Week

    11/24/2016 9:41:26 PM, by LOSING2WINIT

    This has been a really great week. My niece was born Tuesday. Had a nice day today and yesterday I set another step record on Fitbit. In first place for 3 days straight in our workweek hustle challenge. Feeling good. Hope I lost something for my weigh in next week.... Read more

  • Early to bed and early to rise!

    11/23/2016 10:36:11 PM, by EOWYN2424

    I have to wake up at 5:30am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for dialysis. I was really tired last night so I went to be early, at around 9:30pm. I woke up before 9am this morning, totally rested! I usually don't wake up till noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So, I was pleasantly surprised. I h... Read more

  • My Plan to "Counter" Weightloss Sabateurs in my life..

    11/23/2016 7:56:51 PM, by JUSTMEOK66

    Hhhmmmm. I guess one thing is the "remark" that was made to me a couple of years back, that my "thin days are over". That "really hurt and I gained a considerable amount of weight after that remark was made to me"..but I "refuse to let the memory of it derail me from my going forward in my weight l... Read more

  • Challenge is a dragon...

    11/23/2016 1:56:11 PM, by IMAGINE-THAT

    I love this! In my mind this quote means that if I tame the dragon (emotional eating) the gift (self-esteem & feeling healthy) is mine! Wishing everyone a fantastic Thanksgiving! Spark on!... Read more

  • The Theme From 'JAWS'

    11/23/2016 6:05:27 AM, by MISO54

    I heard it as I was slowly approaching that bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips yesterday! You know the one! There's trouble ahead , danger danger! LOL!!!! Well good thing is I didn't eat them all. Today is a new day and I'm movin' on! I'm hitin' the gym and stayin' on track TODAY. Yesterday is a ca... Read more

  • Tried slamming a Slam Ball?!!

    11/22/2016 9:26:45 PM, by MSBOOTCAMP

    A SLAM BALL. It's a medicine ball, but soft on the outside. Inside is a darned heavy piece of iron, or cement, or something. AND IT DOES NOT BOUNCE. Just got my first one last week, and I'm PSYCHED. This will add more variety to my strength training, and cardio, workouts. I started with a 15 p... Read more

  • What are you thankful for?

    11/22/2016 6:22:15 PM, by IMAGINE-THAT

    Since we only have a few days left until Thanksgiving I have been thinking about the things I am thankful for. ...a home ....a good husband ... a wonderful sister ... my health ... my Spark buddies! ... a cat who knows what "night night" and "Charlie has fish" means :) What are y... Read more

  • Thanksgiving prep...

    11/22/2016 1:33:16 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My daughter is bringing some of the things that I most like to make for Thanksgiving - rolls, pies, family layered gelatin 'salad'. But, I'm having fun seasoning a lot of bread for dressing, have a 25 pound fresh turkey ready to go and have another family tradition broccoli casserole to make along ... Read more

  • Time to stop eating - again?!?

    11/21/2016 7:01:18 PM, by ALICIA363

    I accidentally tracked my food. And, I'm in range on everything. 40 Oops - forgot the bread. And it was white. 39 Well, I didn't have much of it ... The whiter the bread, the sooner you're dead (as LEANJEAN6 is wont to inform us)! Just put it into the tracker. No change. Still... Read more

  • Leslie Sansone: Just Walk

    11/21/2016 5:21:48 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today, I began using a video I won during the Fall 5% Challenge. Leslie Samson's Walking Off the Pounds is so easy to follow and I felt I got a good workout. It is the first walking video I've tried. There are three different mile workouts. I just did one of them as had already walked outdoors t... Read more

  • Great News

    11/21/2016 5:18:23 PM, by LOSING2WINIT

    Today is the day! My little brother and his girlfriend are having a baby girl. She is now going no into labor a week early. I hate that they live in Washington state and we live in Virginia. I can't wait to see them next month. My first niece will definitely be more motivation to lose weight. I wan... Read more

  • Nice day at the mall with Mom!

    11/21/2016 5:15:25 AM, by EOWYN2424

    She said if I don't keep to myself, she won't ever bring me out with her friends again. So I tried my level best to be less chatty but still got reprimanded from her! We went to eat in a vegan restaurant, I had pasta olio anglio, which is pasta flavored with olive oil and herbs and dressed wit... Read more

  • Fitbit

    11/20/2016 9:56:50 PM, by LOSING2WINIT

    Omg I am so tired from the weekend warrior challenge on Fitbit. These ladies are keeping me busy, been trying to stay in the race and they are giving me a run for my money. I love this. SparkPeople and Fitbit are going to be the key to my success. I can't wait to reach my weight loss goals. I can do... Read more

  • More challenges to come...

    11/20/2016 7:27:18 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I finished the fall 5% challenge just short of my goal. I made that goal today...a day late. But, I'm excited to maintain my loss through the New Year when I can start the Winter 5% Challenge. I hope you consider this challenge if you anticipate a weight loss goal in the coming year. These chall... Read more

  • Up Early

    11/20/2016 9:47:22 AM, by ALICIA363

    As usual. As almost always. With the weather turning cooler, and by nature being more alert in the morning, once I've taken the dog out there's no turning back. I tried yesterday. Crawled back into the warm bed and laid there awake for forty more minutes. Sigh. This morning I went to t... Read more

  • RMR

    11/19/2016 6:36:38 PM, by HEALTHYWRITER

    It's worse than I thought. I'd estimated my RMR back here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=6230470 According to the BodyGem measurement done by the fitness center at work, even the lowered estimate was wrong - instead of 1482, it's actually 1384 ... Read more

  • My Reason for my Healthy Weight loss Goal(s)

    11/19/2016 4:30:32 PM, by JUSTMEOK66

    Love. I love my Jesus. I love my husband. I love my loved ones and friends. I love myself. If I truly "love these dear ones" I will 1) Stay w/my healthy weight loss goals in "loving thankfulness to my dear Lord Jesus for the body He's given me on this earth". I wanna take care of it the best that ... Read more

  • Blather

    11/19/2016 9:31:45 AM, by ALICIA363

    I don't know what needs to get out of my head, but here it comes! I shall try to remain Sparkpeople germane. Eating is going well at the moment (knock wood). We shall see what evening brings. It seems to me that not eating after dinner is very, very important for me. Monday, Tuesday, an... Read more

  • Blather

    11/19/2016 9:31:45 AM, by ALICIA363

    I don't know what needs to get out of my head, but here it comes! I shall try to remain Sparkpeople germane. Eating is going well at the moment (knock wood). We shall see what evening brings. It seems to me that not eating after dinner is very, very important for me. Monday, Tuesday, an... Read more

  • Too tired to exercise today!

    11/19/2016 7:01:33 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I woke up at 6:40am to get ready to go for a prayer meeting at 7:30am! Today, is the Bersih Rally Day, where thousands upon thousands of Malaysians are gathering to protest for free and fair elections. I wanted to go too! But my Dad is so afraid I'll get injured or arrested! So, I did all I co... Read more

  • Very little exercise today

    11/19/2016 12:34:41 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    Spent most of the day doing a needlework project. I was too sick to do much else. I did get in a walk waiting for grandson to compete at a swim meet. After doing more than 20,000 steps earlier this week, today I couldn't make 10,000. Tomorrow will be better. Wonder how this bug will affect my w... Read more

  • Time to change

    11/18/2016 2:35:39 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    I don´t know if it is some sort of backlash after being active, but since I finished my bedroom I just feel depressed and have a very hard time to accept myself. My surrounding is wonderful, really nice people and the most fantastic daughter you could ever imagine... it is only me that is not good e... Read more

  • Below par but still kicking..

    11/18/2016 12:30:43 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've been fighting a UTI since last Saturday. Despite my best efforts at washing it out without getting a doctor involved, I failed. So got an antibiotic today and hoping to feel less like a dizzy dame who can barely keep her eyes open. I did get most of my Thanksgiving dinner ingredients toda... Read more

  • Best Test Results in Two Years

    11/17/2016 12:03:37 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    At my last appointment, my doctor told me that if I lost 10%, she believes I can go off diabetes medicines. I have lost 2% and I just got the best A1C rating in 2 years. What is different? Eating less sugar. Eating more natural foods. Exercise. This is a non-scale victory. The scale shows... Read more

  • 100 day challenge

    11/17/2016 1:54:01 AM, by THORNROSE94

    My boyfriend told me if I can do it for 100 days then it a great start to a change. And I want to see if I can: Track my calories and stay with in the green line. Cut down on sugar and fat Exercise everyday even if it just a walk drink nothing but water everyday blog on here everyday... Read more

  • What I Learned While the Grandkids were Here!

    11/16/2016 1:06:34 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    It was an amazingly fun and often challenging five days. 386 I can exercise a lot each day. 102 I can get to sleep quickly when I'm truly tired. 594 I can keep going when I think I might not be able. 595 I can easily get in touch with my inner child with a little encouragement from the... Read more

  • A 25 Minute Blast!!!

    11/16/2016 8:06:34 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I did an old favorite today. A Jane Fonda 25 minute express workout, which includes : cardio, toning and abwork. I haven't done this workout in a while. It's amazing how sweaty 25 minutes of working out to this can make you! Working out with supportive shoes makes SUCH a difference! I'm so glad... Read more

  • This training is getting harder and harder...

    11/15/2016 9:56:24 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    This morning I walked hills around my granddaughters school. This afternoon I walked/jogged those same hills for a total of about 8 miles. In between I got to help with a Thanksgiving dinner at a senior center where we served about 175 people. My feet are tired, but it was a good day. We took ou... Read more

  • Relaxing day at home!

    11/15/2016 1:15:23 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I have been spending quite a lot these past 2 weeks! So, it's time to start saving again! I'm at home now sparking and clearing my email. I am also waiting for the delivery ppl. My Mom has taken the guest room bed and is napping contently! While I am at the computer doing my stuff! I'm planning... Read more

  • Too much driving...

    11/14/2016 9:41:58 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today our three grandkids went back to school. DH and I divided the duty so we could get the kids to their various starts and stops of school as well as to their various activities after that are far apart and everything is pretty far from where we live. Then I had a lunch meeting in a completely ... Read more

  • Temporarily saying "Bye" to Chai

    11/14/2016 9:31:26 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    In a previous entry, I mentioned that I had a problem thinking of appropriate incentives. As I was simultaneously contemplating incentives and sipping my chai latte, I realized that I was using chai lattes as a reward. "Aw, poor thing. That meeting was really stressful. Have a chai latte." ... Read more

  • Flat Abs Begin in the Kitchen

    11/14/2016 7:09:27 PM, by ALICIA363

    After two days off sugar, the water weight has let go of its mighty grip. I am pleasantly surprised and hopeful that I will still be in my self-selected range for the Square Dance Maintenance challenge weigh-in tomorrow! Thank you to whomever made the title statement, and thank you JEANKNEE fo... Read more

  • On creating your 'perfect' days

    11/14/2016 10:03:34 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I got Craig Ballantyne's book and program titled "The Perfect Day Formula -- How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. It's about giving your life more structure to free yourself from confusion and chaos, to set boundaries and rules for living to make healthy decisions easier, and to get an early ... Read more

  • Just another blog...

    11/14/2016 2:35:50 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    ... I still log in to Spark every day and read and register things, but have been silent in my blog since – 40 – the beginning of september. I did win the swimming challenge, that was awsome! The prize was tickets to a session of the spa for three persons, I have not used them yet, will bring daugh... Read more

  • A tough, but fun day!

    11/13/2016 11:37:39 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today our youngest local granddaughter, age 6, wanted to go to church with me so she could go to our Sunday School class. She loves the teacher and the teacher loves her so whenever we are babysitting at our house she is eager to get ready early enough to walk over with me. We collected fall leaves... Read more

  • Excuses or Mental Victory

    11/13/2016 3:52:54 PM, by TAMIP62

    I woke up today, second day of a head cold. I also had a sore back that's been bothering me for several days. Yesterday the cold was just starting so it wasn't enough to really give me excuses to not workout, and my back hurt about the same, but backaches are pretty regular for me still. Today ... Read more

  • To waste or to waist?

    11/13/2016 12:57:24 PM, by ALICIA363

    A couple of years ago, I mentioned a gal in a blog who was alarmed because she had eaten FOUR chocolate candy kisses. Link to that blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=5838653 Well, that same gal was in this week. She complimented my attire (what ... Read more

  • Getting better

    11/13/2016 11:32:44 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Day 13 of this cold. Started out with a butt load of painful coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and congestion. Now I just cough here and there and Im still coughing some stuff up. I have my energy back but if I do too much I feel like I've just walked up a steep hill. I dont want to exercise just ... Read more

  • Begin - The Rest is Easy, and Challenges Make it Easier

    11/13/2016 12:24:30 AM, by TAMIP62

    If you haven't tried joining a challenge team yet... you're missing out. Yes, they do require some commitment, but really not much more than what is good practice for a healthy lifestyle anyway. The only real 'extra' commitment is to actually go into the threads regularly and report the exercis... Read more

  • Enjoying the grandkids!

    11/13/2016 12:13:40 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    Having such fun with our grandkids for a few days. Yesterday it was tae kwon do and dinner and some play time. Today it was the zoo, decorating gingerbread houses, movie (Trolls) and a quick dinner out, trip to the grocery store and home. I walked just over 8 miles and I feel every one of them. ... Read more

  • I really, really don't feel like exercising today!

    11/12/2016 5:43:34 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I wore my activity tracker all day and I've done close to 7,000 steps. I got in more than 8,000 steps yesterday from walking all over the mall. I got myself an early Christmas present yesterday! A pair of white gold earrings. I also got some nice macadamia and rose oil soap. I also got a cute peanut... Read more

  • Grandkids tending

    11/11/2016 6:00:51 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    For five days beginning a little later today we will take care of our three local grandkids (6,12,13). Hoping to get them to all their activities and school on Monday and Tuesday. Their mom, our daughter, is running the Las Vegas marathon again and her husband has time off so they can make a nice ... Read more

  • Picking Myself Back Up

    11/10/2016 11:08:51 AM, by NYINME

    Dear Spark Community Friends, This is my first blog entry since late September when my husband and I had to say our last goodbyes to our very GOOD dog, Duke, who was a week and a half shy of his 15th birthday. He isn't here to hug anymore, and he isn't here to worry about me leaving him for the... Read more

  • Exercise

    11/10/2016 10:52:59 AM, by JUSTMEOK66

    Some days I just have to "do it". I always "feel better when I do". Afterwards. During the exercise session I don't feel so great..but afterwards..the pain in my body "feels less". : ))... Read more

  • Goals and Rewards - Does anyone have this problem?

    11/8/2016 10:03:33 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    I have a problem with incentives. I'm not interested in most of the things suggested as rewards for losing a certain amount of weight. I am trying to declutter and to reduce spending, so I don't want a purchased item as a reward. If I genuinely need something, I don't want to hold that ne... Read more

  • Getting Organized

    11/8/2016 7:45:57 PM, by RUNAMOKQT

    Today I deep cleaned the kitchen. Tomorrow I'm reorganizing the kitchen and getting some Tupperware. I'm also going to do groceries and do my first meal prep. I've finally made strength training a habit, which was my priority. I feel so much stronger than I did when I started and I am so thankful... Read more

  • Just do it!!!

    11/8/2016 5:30:04 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I was really reluctant to exercise and sweat it out today. I have been going for walks after the rain! So cool and nice! Especially nice if there is a cool breeze. But today, I decided to do a Latin dance workout! I was so reluctant to start but once I did, the time just flew by and so did my ... Read more

  • I think I can...I think I can

    11/7/2016 7:23:06 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just registered for a Thanksgiving Cold Turkey 6K event. I't a steep mostly uphill trek from home to start. The finish is closer to home and not so steep. But, that means that for me the total distance will be more than 5 miles. I decided to register as a walker and will jog some if I'm able. ... Read more

  • ROAR I'm a Black Panther! (and a butterfly--lol--swimming)

    11/7/2016 1:37:59 PM, by TAMIP62

    Anyone who has read my blogs knows I am having a blast being a leader and a part of the 5% Fall Challenge Team, and am looking forward to being the Rookie Team Challenge Leader for the Winter team as well. I learned about the Biggest Loser Challenge (also a seasonal challenge team) from a fellow 5% ... Read more

  • Being Flexible!

    11/7/2016 6:10:21 AM, by EOWYN2424

    My Mom steamed white rice in the steamer. I usually steam my brown rice in the same. Since it was occupied, I used the rice cooker. My rice turned out well! I really like this brand of brown rice! It has 10 grains in it and it doesn't take that much water to cook! And it isn't hard or too fibrous. ... Read more

  • I did the math

    11/6/2016 9:17:07 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    I did the math and realized that I need to lose half of my body weight. Wow! That's a big challenge.... Read more

  • I Walked "On Purpose"

    11/6/2016 4:36:37 PM, by TAMIP62

    One of the questions in my Rookie Team forum is what exercise did you do today. A better question for me today could be, What didn't I do today? I swam for 2 hours, I walked 20 minutes, road the stationary bike in the fitness center at the hotel and did some free weight strength training. One o... Read more