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  • I feel so bad about this!

    6/29/2016 7:25:52 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I know I have been griping about my family in general and now I feel so sorry for the things I said. I realize that my parents especially are concerned for my well being and love me and care for me, albeit being overly protective but their concern is genuine. On a happier note, I managed to get... Read more

  • Hanging Up My Cape & Tights

    6/29/2016 12:09:11 AM, by EVELYN_G

    Ha! As of today, I weigh 302.6 lbs, which brings my BMI to 44.7 and under the BMI = 45 threshold for "Superobese." I know the numbers on the scale don't really mean all that much, but I only care about that when I don't like what those numbers say. :) Of course, this does mean that I'm now... Read more

  • Too HOT to handle

    6/27/2016 11:01:29 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Last week our AC went out and we got it fixed. Two days later it went out again. A fuse shot and it was fixed. A day and a half later its out again. The AC is pretty old but we are hoping that it will last at least another year. The AC guy is coming back to do something, I forget what my ... Read more

  • Today's Fibromyalgia Follies

    6/27/2016 6:09:24 AM, by EVELYN_G

    (Note: I have fibromyalgia; which is both contributed to by, and tends to lead to, obesity - it's a classic vicious cycle. The "constellation" of fibromyalgia symptoms includes all sorts of things, including pernicious muscle pain, ongoing fatigue, and a sort of "brain fog" which is often at its wor... Read more

  • Run-Walk Report: 6.2 miles plus, for PURPLEGIRL22 and me

    6/25/2016 5:29:00 PM, by ALICIA363

    Attitude is everything. So today's? Well, I had promised myself I would "go" 10K today - 6.2 miles. There's a race series - BRIN - Born and Raced In Nebraska, and it appealed to me at the time it was offered, but (or should I say BUT, a big BUT!): It cost money. It required travel (I haven't... Read more

  • Bye, Beyonce; hello, Daniel.

    6/25/2016 12:18:55 AM, by EVELYN_G

    When I started this six weeks ago, I weighed 318 lbs: and I'm going for a goal weight of 185. That's pretty high, I know - it would put me at a BMI of 27.5, and I'd be officially overweight. But I've been at 185, and it was comfortable and easy and good. When I dieted down to 165/a BMI of 25/the top... Read more

  • Tracking the Numbers

    6/24/2016 5:27:35 PM, by TAMIP62

    How many steps do I take each day? I really don't know, well, I didn't. Today I got a fitness watch that hubby ordered for me. (How many times can I say thank you, baby? Not enough for sure.) It came in the mail and I set it up. Along with looking like a watch (unlike some monitors) it has a w... Read more

  • Catastrophy at our house

    6/24/2016 1:50:58 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    198 Well, upon returning from our vacation, we were surprised to find a water leak in the attic over one of our bedrooms, and the ceiling caved in... It's been a rush to get it all fixed. The water leak has been repaired, and the room cleaned up, but now a new ceiling needs to be put on. UG!! ... Read more

  • Productive day

    6/23/2016 8:49:17 PM, by CIEAIRA

    Had a long hot day at work, but it went by pretty fast. Came home, took a bath, rested a bit. Cleaned up, did dishes, and made dinner. Now I'm in bed super early. Ready for one more work day before the weekend. My dinner was only 450 calories.... Read more

  • Step 1

    6/23/2016 11:47:00 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Today I will finally get me some ME TIME. I was planning on going to the library and write up food plans and stuff but my grandma had a fall so I need to stay home just in case. Shes fine, just bruised knees. The plan is to now just sit in my room listening to music and still do the meal plans. ... Read more

  • Why are we our worst enemy?

    6/22/2016 10:39:54 PM, by CIEAIRA

    I've always wanted to be a runner. I see people running and they just look so happy, so determined. I always think to myself "I'll be there one day". Yet I'm still lazy. Why do we have good intentions, but not follow through. I can't be the only one. My will power is usually strong. However when... Read more

  • funny little workout

    6/22/2016 9:10:57 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    As I have mentioned, I am working hard to try to get up every hour, and aim for 250 steps, but sometimes I fall short of it, and can't take that long to walk around, or go back out during the hour. I have taken to making my circuit, taking a bathroom break, and while in the rest room, jogging ... Read more

  • Moving right along

    6/22/2016 1:30:28 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Success! Out of nowhere my husband commented that my legs are really toned. I was thrilled. I have been doing some Spark exercise videos that I know are helpful. But, I believe the biggest thing is getting more than 10,000 steps each day for the past five months. I often include some jogging no... Read more

  • Dear Body, I'm sorry.

    6/22/2016 12:05:30 PM, by SALLYLEE84

    This apology is long overdue. I blamed you for a long time. Three years ago we went on an incredible journey and we lost 40 lbs, that's a toddler! But you couldn't keep up or at least that's what I told myself when we plateaued. More than likely though, I was starting to phone it in and get too ... Read more

  • Summer Heat Eczema

    6/21/2016 8:45:56 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    i am keeping a positive attitude, despite the fact that my hands are itchy itchy itchy and I am breaking out in eczema. it used to be just around my fingers, and the side of my foot, but this year it is all over the top of my hands, and partly on my arms. Ugh. Benadryl helps. I also cannot use... Read more

  • My Dad is sooooo cruel!

    6/21/2016 7:29:55 PM, by EOWYN2424

    I really wanted to go for Bible Study yesterday but my parents refused to let me go because they said I wasn't well and looked pale. I actually went and looked in the mirror and thought I looked fine! Then my Dad threatened me with no allowance for 3 weeks and no air conditioning for a month ju... Read more

  • Eat apples!

    6/21/2016 9:14:32 AM, by ALICIA363

    Yep, haven't seen any commercials for the blueberries and strawberries I've eaten lately. Or my peanut butter (NO SUGAR), either. Or even for the pre-packaged, pre-seasoned vegetables! Yay, fruits and veggies! 550 265... Read more

  • Had to rest today....

    6/21/2016 6:27:51 AM, by EOWYN2424

    because I got chilled. Abt to get a flu. I spent the day resting. Getting ready for Bible Study now. I feel much better. Didn't eat much. Drank more. I just needed water more. I won't eat much during fellowship. Not much of an appetite!... Read more

  • Building up streaks

    6/20/2016 8:41:58 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Today is day 7 of take 2 of 5000 plus steps per day personal challenge. It also marks two weeks of logging in. I also have planted a mini portable herb garden - chives, parsley, basil, French Tarragon, Rosemary, oregano, lemon balm in two ceramic strawberry pots. ... Read more

  • Nice nap!

    6/20/2016 10:47:41 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I went for a 40 minute walk but decided to go home for a nap. The air was very still with no breeze. It was abt 7pm. I slept for 2 hours. Woke up ard 9pm. Now the air is chilly. I feel too tired to exercise anymore. I feel like a hot drink now. I woke up at 5:30am this morning to make my dialysis s... Read more

  • Try

    6/20/2016 5:50:02 AM, by ALICIA363

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  • Back on Track & Week Three Summary

    6/19/2016 2:16:47 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I feel like I'm back on the right track again. I've been getting consistent exercise for a while now, and I'm starting to get my eating back under control again. This is my third binge-free day which is the most I've had since the beginning of May! So I'm feeling very proud of myself today and thin... Read more

  • Ab exercises & Side planks!

    6/19/2016 10:54:49 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I really didn't feel like exercisig today but I already took a one day break yesterday; so I made myself do a few short ab Pilates workouts. Ending with planks and side planks! I already did some Pilates ab workouts on Thursday. My abs were still aching on Saturday! That was why I took a one d... Read more

  • Taking inspiration when I find it

    6/18/2016 12:14:34 PM, by ALICIA363

    So I start my morning interacting with the world by reading a wee blog on spark 211 And I see this: It resonates with me, big time. And I realize it's just the prescription I need. I accept it as a personal challenge. I tell DD, "Don't interrupt me for ten minutes. I'll explain later.... Read more

  • Before & After...and Somewhere In the Middle?

    6/18/2016 6:07:53 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    These are from when I was at my heaviest in 2013 and one from when I was at my thinnest in 2011 and then the last one is current. I'm only about 30 pounds away from that "After" picture and I'm about 70 pounds away from the "Before" picture. And right now I feel hopeful about getting back to that ... Read more

  • Starting to Turn Things Around

    6/17/2016 7:41:00 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    Things have really been a struggle lately. My weight is up nearly to its highest since last June and I've had trouble with my eating for the past six months. I also fell into a very sedentary pattern from January to maybe April or May? But I've been able to get back to being active and I was feelin... Read more

  • The green tea cup exercise

    6/17/2016 7:25:29 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Try this exercise out. Andy Shaw in his book "Using a Bug Free Mind" describes the result of imprinting your mind with the general image of a green, tea or coffee cup two times daily. Continue your life as you ordinary would during the rest of your day. If you do this faithfully, then you will wi... Read more

  • Just keep moving...

    6/17/2016 5:58:29 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    This has been a challenging week. My body is struggling more than usual, perhaps because of the heat. Multiple Sclerosis doesn't like the heat. A lot of symptoms are a bit out of control right now. Thankfully, I've still gotten in my 10,000+ steps each day. I think the average this week in over... Read more

  • 21 day fix

    6/17/2016 5:30:04 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Ive seen this diet plan ever since it became popular. I never thought about trying it because you had to buy things. Well today I was looking through Pinterest for meal planning and I saw it with the portions you should eat depending on you calorie count. I wrote things down; my portions and the ... Read more

  • Made a yummy clean dish.

    6/17/2016 1:40:09 PM, by CIEAIRA

    One fresh jalapeƱos, 1/2 fresh green pepper, 1/2 green beans (canned), 1 chicken breast, and 4tbs sweet chili sauce (left over from Happys Pizza last night) one clove garlic, Himalayan sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 356 calories all together. So yummy!... Read more

  • Dreams

    6/17/2016 9:44:39 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I dont know how many of you have dreams that feel 100% real, or have ones that seem to continue as if the dream is actually another dimension of your life. I love and hate my dreams for those reasons. I hate waking only to miss my 'dream life'. Last night I had a dream that I want to return t... Read more

  • Don't dispair, you have the power

    6/16/2016 9:43:51 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I haven't walked your journey, but I am sure you are a worthy and powerful person. God, or the universe, or however you define it made you human and as a member of the human race you have incredible power. If you lack confidence, it's not your fault that your mind is not trained to use your po... Read more

  • Not Every Day is Perfect

    6/16/2016 9:19:32 PM, by ALICIA363

    I am exhausted. I know I need sleep. I keep trying to get it, but our dutiful canine seems determined to make sure I don't get any significant blissful restorative unconsciousness. Just as I drift into that state, he disturbs me - does he need me to keep watch or something? Sigh. DH has beg... Read more

  • Day Three - 250 steps per hour more or less

    6/16/2016 8:18:49 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    My FitBit app is suggesting walking 250 steps every hour. That led me to suggest a challenge at work, and my boss said to research it. I turned in my research yesterday. Today I walked at least 150 times every hour from 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. and already am over 5,500 steps for today (8... Read more

  • Closer to the Celebration

    6/16/2016 6:25:44 PM, by 100LBLIGHTER

    I wanted to share this picture of my Dad when I was a kid.... he built that go cart for us kids when I was around 8 years old. I lost my skirt while driving this thing around the house...when it slid down between the back and seat... into the back axle and wound around till it ripped right of... Read more

  • Skipping steps

    6/16/2016 2:11:34 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I was watching American Ninja Warrior and saw commercials for the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge and all I can think about is what it would be like to be on one of those teams. If I ever want to get to that level I have to work hard. Now I just cant go right to the gym and do a lot of cardio ... Read more

  • Take Two - Day Two

    6/15/2016 6:21:01 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Success is starting over when you miss the mark. Success is not giving up. Success is not just a bag of rice. Success is doing it, even when the results don't show,...yet. Success is being the little engine that could, no matter what. Success is not taking your age into consideration... Read more

  • Dad's Day

    6/15/2016 8:34:13 AM, by 100LBLIGHTER

    Written by my Sister.... Littlest Sister My Memories of Dad... He worked 6 days a week when I was little, often returning home after my bedtime, and I usually only saw him on Sundays. I use to take a nap with him on the rare occasions that he did so...actually I use to lay there and watch him ... Read more

  • Square One & Binge Free Streak

    6/15/2016 6:36:42 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    My intentions right now are to start from "square one" and really use Sparkpeople and the Fitbit every day to help me reach my goals. I've written down a list of some of the goals I'd like to keep in mind (like drinking 8 glasses of water a day and doing yoga 15 times a month), but the main a... Read more

  • Bison Season

    6/15/2016 4:29:46 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    This guy decided to block traffic, which was ok because there was a whole herd ahead in the fog, walking in the road. While I was stopped in traffic, I was able to watch more bison on the hill next to the road. I was coming home from Cody, WY; where I found this artsy bison. There... Read more

  • Missed it: Do over Time

    6/14/2016 8:54:40 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." - Martin Luther King Jr. Yesterday I had every intention of finishing my 5000 step goal. I really truly did. But I came home from work and needed to freelance, and ran into some major hiccups. Then by the time ... Read more

  • Saving it for lunch!

    6/14/2016 7:58:55 PM, by EOWYN2424

    Another dialysis patient bought me breakfast. But as I already brought my own breakfast of a salmon wrap, I am saving that 2nd breakfast for lunch! Really looking forward to it! It's an idli, a kind of Indian bread thing with dhall and chutney!... Read more

  • It's Not Just the Number

    6/14/2016 7:21:18 PM, by TAMIP62

    I will be the last person to ever say the number doesn't matter. To me, the scale is an important part of living healthier, and either losing or maintaining the goal weight. When I hear people say they don't care about the number, or the number doesn't define them, I bristle a little bit. It almost ... Read more

  • The green-eyed monster has no business here!

    6/14/2016 6:14:28 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I've read messages from, spoken with and been encouraged and discouraged by a variety of people in my world. I think the worst thing we can do is compare our journeys with others. Even if we begin a weight loss journey at the same time and on the same plan the variables are huge. One may begin wi... Read more

  • FINISHING THOSE FLOORS TODAY

    6/14/2016 4:05:07 PM, by 100LBLIGHTER

    It is a hot 91.6° day today and humid from yesterdays rains. We got 1 7/8 s inches of rain yesterday. I am still waiting on my mower to get fixed so my two acres is growing while I wait.... my other mower will not start either. Very frustrating ...so I am working on my house.... cleani... Read more

  • My Son's Home So Changing My Goals

    6/14/2016 4:44:21 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    My son is home for the summer and that means making some changes to my goals because if I want to spend time with him I don't have as much time to do fitness stuff! I'm not sure what that's going to mean for fitness minutes and miles or how much exercise I'm going to be able to get now or what... Read more

  • My decision about my hair for now.....

    6/14/2016 4:15:43 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I was contemplating cutting my hair to a medium shag but I've decided to hold on for now. I will see how I look with longer hair and fringe. My fringe is at an in between stage for now. Too short to tuck behind my ear but long enough to poke my eyes. I've decided to just let my hair grow and see how... Read more

  • Another Cleaning Day.... Exercise.

    6/13/2016 8:17:53 PM, by 100LBLIGHTER

    Just finished cleaning two area rugs. I used a product called Resolve Pet Expert. It is a moist Powder which you sprinkle on the rug in small areas...then using a soft bristled brush till soil, pet hair, etc come out of the carpet/rug. Allow to sit and dry for 20 to 30 minutes... Then vacu... Read more

  • No That Wasn't an Error

    6/13/2016 1:44:20 PM, by TAMIP62

    If you thought you saw "recumbent bike" and "strength training" in my feed today, it wasn't an error, you really did. You may have also noticed it wasn't much of either. I think I managed 3 minutes on the bike, I don't know why I can swim an hour (and I really mean swim not just stand in the water,... Read more

  • How to carry a weight

    6/13/2016 10:31:09 AM, by ALICIA363

    I guess I see people as icebergs - there's so much more than you see. And everyone's got something they're dealing with. How do you carry a burden? Do you groan and sigh and reluctantly and strenuously pick it up? Or do you joyfully and eagerly take on the task, ready to do your best? B... Read more

  • Getting out the Exercise Equipment

    6/13/2016 1:54:54 AM, by 100LBLIGHTER

    I have been out of the loop of exercise for over a year. I was in a renovation and then I got sick and Hubby had to take a leave of absence to care for me. I had to quit the wellness center. My fitness equipment went to the out building when we were working on the house. Last April Mom fel... Read more

  • My new purse!

    6/12/2016 7:15:47 PM, by EOWYN2424

    What do you think? Cute?!... Read more

  • Next goal on the horizon

    6/12/2016 6:44:11 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    As I near the early evening of June 12, I am pleased to say I have made over 5000 steps for 25 days, and today well over 6000 steps! My next goal, once I make the 30 day mark for 5000 steps, is to reach for 6000 daily steps. That will be a little tougher to reach for, but I will. Today was warm... Read more

  • Crazy Days

    6/12/2016 4:47:40 PM, by FONTELLAMARIE

    My heart goes out to those in Orlando who awoke to the most terrible day of their lives. I all too vividly know the grief of those who lost sons and brothers and fathers this day. Despite all of the daily opportunities for hatred and meanness, it takes a concerted effort to be an instrument of peac... Read more

  • Too Much Time on My Hands

    6/12/2016 2:32:59 PM, by TAMIP62

    Spent an hour doing laps in the pool at the health club again today. I am lovin' the gym membership (thank you Bob), but during the hour you'd think I'd have so much time on my hands to think and deeply reflect on life and my goals. Truth is, I do spend a little time thinking about goals, and an equ... Read more

  • Body aches!

    6/12/2016 4:14:06 AM, by EOWYN2424

    Have you ever had body aches after exercise? I did a cardio workout on Thursday. Then went for a long walk of Friday, about 3km but oh my! I had aches all over that night. I did go to a mall that Friday night for some more walking and a little shopping, got a cute new purse! My leather purse had a b... Read more

  • I'm Back!

    6/11/2016 8:01:17 PM, by MSDIETER1

    Hello Everyone! I am back Sparking my weight loss once again. I left for a short spell of time, reverting to another weight loss venue, but I just did not find the comradery and the support as effective. The big question is, what brought me back to Spark? You! The community brought me bac... Read more

  • Electronicked Out

    6/11/2016 7:56:36 PM, by ALICIA363

    I miss blogging on SP more, but frankly, I am electronicked out! I use computers and copiers every day at work, and they've become essential for many family life tasks as well. Between them and my phone, if I find any free time left over, I am sick of the machines! It doesn't help that now I ... Read more

  • Hot, hot, hot!

    6/10/2016 3:00:34 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    That's the weather, not me. But, I can't do anything about the weather. I can do something about me. I may never be 'hot', but I can be the healthiest me that I can be regardless of the weather. Today I walked and jogged around my house and as soon as I get to 10,000 steps I'm heading to the gym... Read more

  • I Had a Dream

    6/10/2016 11:48:45 AM, by TAMIP62

    If you think this is going to be an inspirational post... well, maybe not so much, LOL. I did have a dream though. Last night I dreamed about food and exercise. Now, the dreaming part that centered around exercise, that was good right? Right, it was. However, it's the food part of the dream that wen... Read more

  • Yoga for my "day off"

    6/9/2016 1:28:16 PM, by TAMIP62

    Even though getting down on the floor is difficult, I've happily found some chair yoga videos on YouTube that get the stretching in without having to "get down" lol. The one I started today was www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEjiXt
    b2hRg and it was really good for the first 13 minutes.... then it went ... Read more

  • Changes

    6/8/2016 8:49:14 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Day 21 of walking over 5000 steps! In answer to my friends questions regarding our move. Our home is for sale. We'd like to head south, my husband is looking to preach again. We've visited Louisiana twice, and South Carolina but we are in a holding pattern, waiting on God. So we are not sure where ... Read more

  • "Does Mom know?"

    6/8/2016 11:56:45 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    Lately, my six-year-old granddaughter has asked me this a lot. She's wanted to know if Mom knows that I exercise, that I go to the gym and that I lift weights. It's so cute. My answer is that, yes, I'm pretty sure she knows. She knows because I'm much more active than I was when ms kept me out o... Read more

  • What is Exercise Anyway???

    6/7/2016 9:40:44 PM, by 100LBLIGHTER

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  • Chalking it up

    6/7/2016 7:57:49 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Just went upstairs, and packed more of my studio away, for our pending move. I don't know where, I don't know when. I wanted to empty a shelving unit my dad made me that I am passing on to my son. So, It was walking, working, packing, sweating, and I just made Day 20 of over 5000 steps. I know ... Read more

  • Supportive Spouses Make it a Good Journey

    6/7/2016 1:44:18 PM, by TAMIP62

    My hubby has always been my rock, and supportive through all of life's ups and downs. And just like all the other aspects of life, he is supportive of me now, encouraging, understanding and helpful... yesterday, after a few weeks of doing exercises that I could do with the videos/equipment stuff at ... Read more

  • Twice the encouragement!

    6/7/2016 11:34:23 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    Recently I wrote a couple blogs that got some interesting responses. I shared that I've agreed to many more opportunities than I could ever succeed at on my own. I received written and verbal positive and negative reactions. Interestingly, I found both kinds very encouraging. If I only agreed to... Read more

  • Challenges of Summer

    6/7/2016 11:19:29 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    67 YUCK IT'S ALREADY HOT!!... Especially here in Texas! 610 257 I can't wait to go visit Washington state again. I MISS IT SOOOO MUCH. (We moved from Seattle to Texas 2 yrs ago) 31 436 So I'm looking forward to the cooler weather of Leavenworth WA next week, and staying in the lit... Read more

  • Just sayin'

    6/6/2016 8:38:24 PM, by ALICIA363

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  • 1 month in Yellowstone

    6/6/2016 3:22:00 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Wow, hard to believe that I have been here a whole month. I like finding waterfalls around the park. I love seeing the bison roaming around everywhere except in the road. This is "Dragon's Mouth" in the mud volcano area. It's about 10 miles from my dorm. This area stinks worse the... Read more

  • The Return

    6/6/2016 6:23:26 AM, by JESPAH

    I will be 300 again soon. This is not good news. But this is the dirty little secret of weight loss. It's temporary. We love to point at ignorance or moral failings or deception or whatever. Apart from a torn meniscus which my doctors have decided not to repair because of arthritis un... Read more

  • one little step at a time

    6/5/2016 4:58:10 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    In order to achieve my current streak of 18 days straight walking 5000 plus steps - I have been more diligent, even at night, to tell myself to get up and make that goal before midnight strikes. Now that I have a pretty cool streak going, I don't want to let myself down, so I am doing the circuit ar... Read more

  • Week One Summary

    6/5/2016 11:12:02 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    It's not that I expected this to be easy, but I started out with a lot of excitement and I was already really active, so I'd hoped my eating would fall into line along with it and things would go "according to plan" for the most part. But I had my reality check this week and realized that it's not ... Read more

  • Sooooo Discouraging!

    6/5/2016 10:29:19 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I feel I have to exercise nearly everyday and cut my portions way back bcoz I have put on so much weight! Particularly at the muffintop area! Honestly! When I sit down, it's like I have a spare tyre ard my waist! It's hideous!!! I never had this problem in my 30s. Now that I m in my 40s and hav... Read more

  • The 15-Pound Difference

    6/4/2016 6:08:01 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    This morning it was hard to be motivated because the scale just isn't moving. I'm doing everything right, but I'm just stuck right now. And it was raining this morning so it was tempting to say rather than be active just eat chips and pizza and watch Game of Thrones. But I got dressed and I pulled o... Read more

  • Chair Aerobics and Core

    6/4/2016 3:40:34 PM, by TAMIP62

    Because I have such a bad back, doing stand up aerobics is very difficult, if not totally impossible for longer than a couple minutes. However, chair aerobics I can do and I love the Spark People chair exercises. They can be difficult to find just looking on here, but they are easy enough to find wh... Read more

  • OMGoodness!

    6/4/2016 1:51:52 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    483 I made the most delicious healthy 'pizza' type dinner last night that was sooooooo GOOD!...****and still lost over 1/2 a pound!***** I used a small individual size whole wheat pizza crust. But I didn't have any pizza sauce to put on it, so I smashed up about 1/4 cup of 'chili black beans', ... Read more

  • Venting is healthy

    6/3/2016 5:02:41 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I watch my cousins kids at least 3 times a week. Yesterday I got my schedule for the next 3 months. Her and her husband are going to 3 concerts so I get the girls those nights. One of the concerts are on a Wednesday, one of the days I watch them, which means I'll have the girls, 4 months old and ... Read more

  • Ended Up Good

    6/3/2016 12:48:18 PM, by TAMIP62

    Well, for all my fussing last week, the end of the week weigh-in ended up good. I don't know for sure if cutting out the small amount of starchy carb (rice) at dinner and the the one cup of milk a day did it, or if it would have balanced out on its own anyway. One thing is for sure, it's very hard t... Read more

  • Why I don't say NO if I can say YES...

    6/3/2016 11:38:23 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    So, some friends are asking why I haven't said no to some recent opportunities. True, I'll never be able to do all I have on my plate on my own. But, I know the Lord led me to these choices and I am confident He will continue to lead, direct, encourage, strengthen and bless. There were many years... Read more

  • The Cardio Problem

    6/3/2016 8:38:49 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    Yesterday was a good day. I got 120 activity minutes, walked 7 miles, burned 716 calories exercising, and ate 1895 calories and got my deficit. So my totals for the week are: Activity Minutes: 399 (Weekly Goal 210) Miles: 28 (Weekly Goal 35) Calories Burned: 2379 (Weekly Goal 3500) ... Read more

  • I nearly did every rep

    6/3/2016 3:05:12 AM, by EOWYN2424

    of my Pilates workout. I downloaded this 45 minute Pilates workout recently. The first time I did it, I couldn't even finish the thigh exercises but yesterday I could. I only had problems with the single leg bridges. I must be getting stronger!... Read more

  • I've bitten off more than I can chew!

    6/2/2016 9:48:45 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I was just discussing my over committed life with my husband and trying to figure what I could eliminate. But, for reasons not immediately clear to me I've taken on more. So besides already being a Stephen Minister (despite expectation of one assignment at at time, I currently minister two three w... Read more

  • I Challenge myself....

    6/2/2016 9:43:41 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    535 I'm about to go on an exciting vacation in the WA mountains, and I can't wait!!! 7 But my challenge to myself is to actually lose weight and still have fun while on vacation. 295 256 342 Vacation doesn't need to be all about food. Making delicious healthy choices is still goin... Read more

  • Blog Challenge

    6/2/2016 12:55:40 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I've decided to challenge myself to a daily blog with some fitness goals. I want to get at least 210 activity minutes a week, walk 35 miles a week, eat 15400 calories or less a week, and burn 3500 calories through exercise a week. Ideally I'd like to lose .5 to 1 pound a week. I'll post my progress... Read more

  • 4 more pounds and I'll be in the 230's!

    6/2/2016 11:28:15 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    7 4 more pounds and I'll be in the 230's!! I haven't been there in years... I don't even remember the last time I was in the 230's. I guess it was around 1999. 20 I know...I know... I'm celebrating a little early... but 4 pounds away is so doable. I haven't even been to 244 in a very lon... Read more

  • Heaven's Clothes

    6/1/2016 10:50:47 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    My hopes and dreams will remain, Until I am clothed in the garment of angels. Wrapped in heaven's cloth, And swaddled in the arms of God. I recognize all who have passed before me, Awaiting my appearance. Relentless love for all to acquire, Is the sweetness of His glory, And His l... Read more

  • Better

    6/1/2016 9:59:40 AM, by TAMIP62

    Well, after regaining 4 pounds 4 days ago, and staying at that weight even though I was being faithful to my plan I decided yesterday to do away with even the minimal starch carbs (still eating all my veggies) and the little bit of dairy I was allowing yesterday and bam, this morning that nasty 4 wa... Read more

  • I hate this!

    5/31/2016 8:47:52 PM, by EOWYN2424

    I hate being treated like a maid in my own home! Whenever my Mom wants somethg done, she almost never asks nicely but orders me around in a gruff voice! All I want is some appreciation and equality! Why must my brother b so entitled just bcoz he is male?! I even have to do all my own ... Read more

  • Back On My Feet

    5/31/2016 5:17:30 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    It wasn't until I had a particularly rough few months that I realized I had everything I needed to lose weight and reach goal, go on to maintain, and that I was strong enough to weather any challenge. I lost 91 pounds, then regained 20 and have been fighting with those 20 pounds for a while now. Fo... Read more

  • Twelve day streak

    5/30/2016 9:40:37 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Finally have a great streak going . Trying to walk 250 steps every hour, a quick 3-4 minute walk around the office layout. Goal of at least 5000 steps every day- 12 days going strong! Over 6000 today! ... Read more

  • Beautiful weekend

    5/30/2016 8:43:40 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Daughter and three grandkids...pizza party - 1 piece for me. In fact, lots of goodies that I ate very small portions of. But, I tasted it all and had seconds of watermelon and fresh strawberries. Loved the corn on the cob today plain just as it cooked up. My sweet husband and I had wonderful qu... Read more