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  • Leash training Bayau.

    9/24/2016 7:00:58 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 40 Walked 63 minutes 347 calories burned I didn't walk Bayau twice today. My husband takes her out to walk twice a day. I didn't sleep well with him not being here. So we walked another long walk this evening. He walks holding her leash behind his butt and lets her pull. I wo... Read more

  • keto

    9/24/2016 6:34:34 PM, by -SPIRITSEEKER2-

    well , I am trying keto again .. lost a pound a day for 5 days .. this is good - then it stopped ..trying to figure out %.. to keep loosing anything a week ..... synthroid down to 175 - so far its good - sleep and feel good ... blood sugars are down to ave 100 .... except on occasion drops fast... Read more

  • Chewing, digging and catching crickets.

    9/23/2016 8:20:36 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 39 Walked 75 minutes 345 calories burned Whew! I just came in from walking Bayau and it is 88 degrees here at 7:27 PM. We walk Bayau twice a day, but she still manages to get into trouble. She has been digging holes in the back yard. Last night she chewed two holes in the comforter I h... Read more

  • what made me lose 50 lbs?

    9/23/2016 5:44:31 PM, by HEALTHY4JEANNE

    Yes, I have lost 50 lbs! Woo Hoo! I am so excited! Insert cartwheels and please throw confetti! Yes, I want it all! That is not the reason why I am truly Elated!!! I got my blood work in. These are the most beautiful pics yet! Cholesterol is good! And my biggest fear with diabete... Read more

  • path to sobriety day 16

    9/21/2016 10:50:42 PM, by PRIZEBEAUTY

    today was a terrible day. So much stress all day long. I decided I was going to drink tonight. I earned it. Hell, I deserved it. Tonight made me realize how far I am from where I want to be. Toight reaffirmed for me my decision to quit drinking. Tonight, after a LONG day of hell, I did not drink af... Read more

  • I need 8000 steps stat!

    9/21/2016 9:14:08 PM, by HEALTHY4JEANNE

    Last month I told my day care parents that I needed a personal day today. I got my blood drawn for my doctor and I planned a trip to York beach with a friend. So excited. The weather was 80 and for this time of year a gift! 90 minute ride to York beach. 2 1/2 hour visit with my Aunt and unc... Read more

  • BioRing: The Latest Greatest Whizbang Tracker....

    9/21/2016 7:58:32 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    ...or is it the newest piece of overpriced gadgets that won't do all that is claimed?? Looks good. Looks like a nice ring. Have you heard of the BioRing currently on IndieGoGo crowdfunding? http://www.indiegogo.com/proje
    cts/bioring-the-personal-t
    rainer-on-your-finger-fitn
    ... Read more

  • Fishing for compliments...

    9/20/2016 3:06:59 PM, by HEALTHY4JEANNE

    I am not fishing for compliments. I do not take them well. I like my sister Amy, have a hard time taking a compliment. We are so good at seeing the negatives and have a hard time finding the positives in ourselves. It is hard. BTW Amy is the BOMB! Amyjeanhealthy, look her up! I have worke... Read more

  • How much have YOU lost?

    9/20/2016 6:54:23 AM, by CANDIGIRL4K

    I saw this pin (will add the other half of the pic soon) a couple weeks ago and wanted to post this but the weight I'd lost would have lead to interesting comments, lol! Thought it'd be fun for ppl to see what they've lost... I've lost...the amount of fats/oils the average American eats in a... Read more

  • What I've Learned This Summer

    9/19/2016 12:01:44 PM, by ORCHIDMOON

    I'm humbly returning to SP and Keto today after a break that lasted most of the summer. It wasn't you, SP...it was me. I let life get to me...it's the same sad story that happens over and over...I see a bit of success, so I get lax with tracking. Lax with tracking turns into lax decision making. Lax... Read more

  • path to Sobriety Day 14

    9/19/2016 8:52:46 AM, by PRIZEBEAUTY

    Another weekend down! I got to admit though, I wanted to drink last night. I was in the mindset of "well I only have one glass worths in this wine bottle. After that there is no more so what could it hurt, right?" But I stayed strong and sober! That may have been my proudest moment in this journey s... Read more

  • The new grill.

    9/18/2016 11:51:19 PM, by INFLATED

    Hubby has it in his head to order a new regulator for the gas grill. This man is not handy at all. I tried to teach him when putting the grill together, to orientate the way the grill was with the illustration he was looking at. There was a hole cut in the bottom of the grill for the bottled prop... Read more

  • I got rid of these 46 lbs I did not LOSE them!

    9/17/2016 10:52:41 AM, by HEALTHY4JEANNE

    This week I read a motivational quote that has resonated with me and I thought that I would share it with spark people because if it resonated with me maybe it would resonate with someone else and help them too. I found this on Pinterest. Losing weight. So I never really thought that much... Read more

  • Lists and checking things off.

    9/16/2016 10:42:45 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 38 Walking, Speed: 2.4 mph 4.0 km/h 12 minutes 64 calories burned Today, our son came over after work. We bought a grill for him for his birthday, but he wanted the bigger gas grill. My husband and I put the grill together yesterday, but when he and our son went to hook up the pro... Read more

  • Size DOES Matter!

    9/16/2016 4:33:31 PM, by CANDIGIRL4K

    Well atleast to me it does. This blog will tackle size in a few ways. 1 Actual size big, little, medium etc. 2. Portion Size and 3. Clothing size I see women (and some men too), know women who are big and happy with their size. They see no reason to change the way they look, eat or even attempt... Read more

  • path to Sobriety Day 11

    9/16/2016 8:18:55 AM, by PRIZEBEAUTY

    Today's the start of a new weekend. I'm going into this one much better than last weekend. I don't have nightly activities planned where alcohol will be free flowing. I'm going to enjoy a nice and relaxing weekend with my kids! I hope everyone else had a great weekend too. We deserve it!... Read more

  • Well THAT escalated quickly!

    9/15/2016 10:18:58 AM, by KETOMOMMY

    Today was weigh day and I had to get on and off the scales like FIVE times because I couldn't believe what I was seeing! 5.9 POUNDS LOST LAST WEEK!!!! And as if that wasn't crazy enough, it's been shark week (tmi :p ) too! Normally I'd stall or gain so was NOT expecting such a huge loss! Woo hoo!... Read more

  • path to Sobriety Day 9 and 10

    9/15/2016 8:26:51 AM, by PRIZEBEAUTY

    I can't believe that it's almost been 2 weeks. I never thought that was a long time before but I guess it really depends on what you're basing your time on. I've been staying crazy busy with all of my kids activities and schedules which really helps. I keep telling myself "one more day. One more day... Read more

  • Diabetes 3 - Alzheimer's

    9/15/2016 12:51:49 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Reading this - already tagged the infographic to my Pinterest boards... http://www.psychologytoday.
    com/blog/diagnosis-diet/20
    1609/preventing-alzheimer-
    s-disease-is-easier-you-think... Read more

  • A little about me....

    9/13/2016 9:32:25 PM, by WAXMANJACK

    I began this diet on July 19 2016 as a way to manage diabetes. A year ago my blood glucose level was a little over 550. I began by kicking sugar and sugary drinks out of my life and began reading and watching videos about keto as I continued to try to talk my wife into joining me. I already knew tha... Read more

  • Changing it up!

    9/13/2016 7:10:54 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    Felt like I needed to change up my food choices today. Mainly tried to cut out sugar. Here's what I ate- Breakfast - 2 eggs, yellow pepper sautéed in a little olive oil, coffee with Carmel vanilla tea (unsweetened) Lunch- chicken strips, small tossed salad Dinner - one of my left over chick... Read more

  • path to Sobriety Day 8

    9/13/2016 6:54:46 PM, by PRIZEBEAUTY

    I told my coworkers today that I was quitting drinking. The responses were ridiculous! One asked "Quit what? Why?" Another said "oh well, hopefully it's temporary." To which I said "I hope not!" They're all my friends and I know that they didn't mean any harm but wow! Looks like support will be ... Read more

  • Exhausted, Overwhelmed and Overloaded

    9/13/2016 8:53:38 AM, by SHELLYMCPHAIL

    It has been so long since I posted anything that I feel like I have fallen off the planet. Actually, so many things have happened that It is hard for me to even sort out the events. First, when I went to my doctor and showed him my food diary and the symptoms that I have been having, he said my meta... Read more

  • path to Sobriety Day 7

    9/12/2016 11:02:29 PM, by PRIZEBEAUTY

    I made it! Today was one full week of sobriety. I woke up everyday feeling good and went to bed everynight knowing that I had met my goal for the day! I'm excited to see where this new path in life brings me to.... Read more

  • More to life than the # on the scale

    9/12/2016 9:03:14 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    So the scale hasn't really budged lately. Am I sad, not really. Do I wish it would go down, yes. But, I really have a lot to be thankful for right now so I'm in a good place. I'm still logging my food, exercising, and feeling well. Life is good and I will figure out how to drop a few more pound... Read more

  • What's Your Story?

    9/12/2016 5:15:16 PM, by INFLATED

    We are eating from the pantry and awaiting my Social Security check. Our son had a family get together at his house on Saturday. Tomorrow is his birthday. He will be 34. We got him a gas grill, but he had given a bigger one to us and decided he would rather have it since he does a lot of enterta... Read more

  • Well that's ONE way to keep my calories down :p

    9/12/2016 9:19:02 AM, by KETOMOMMY

    Whole family is down sick and my throat is too sore to swallow a thing :p. Can't wait until THIS is over!!... Read more

  • Negativity

    9/12/2016 7:54:52 AM, by CJCJCJ529

    When we feed negative thoughts we increase our weight. We become resistant. Love your body as you are and love it as it changes. Eat enough to stay healthy and be satisfied not full. Drink water . Think happy thoughts. Life is so much better when we smile... Read more

  • I'm in the groove!

    9/12/2016 4:06:48 AM, by ADZY86

    Yesssss! This week I've lost another 3.2lbs! I literally cannot believe it! Double what I hope for each week. AND it's put me back into the 'overweight' category! (I should say, my final weight goal still has me in the overweight category. I'm 5'10 and curvy to say the least (booty for daysss!) and ... Read more

  • Path to Sobriety Day 5 and 6

    9/11/2016 1:09:56 AM, by PRIZEBEAUTY

    So...I just wanted to check in and say...I made it through both "nights out" 100% sober! I am so proud of myself to have made it. Especially tonight because there was alcohol all around me at the concert but I stayed strong and drank diet coke! Now one more day left in this weekend and I'm going int... Read more

  • Lost my Tracker

    9/10/2016 9:11:09 PM, by KETOMOMMY

    Lost the doohickey from my Spark Tracker that plugs into my computer. Instead of getting a new one, I'm thinking of getting a FitBit or a Garmin. Going to Costco tomorrow and see what they have!... Read more

  • Life is Good! 😊

    9/10/2016 1:40:52 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    Lately, I am realizing how HARD I was working out before my pacemaker was implanted 5 1/2 weeks ago. I feel like i deserve an award for how much effort I was putting in to eat right, exercise and get in shape while not being able to breathe right or have any energy! When you don't know any diffe... Read more

  • Back to day 1 again!!!

    9/10/2016 10:00:09 AM, by JOYCE2U

    I'm back to day 1 again, I know I can do this. I blogged the last time that it was hard for me to figure out what I can eat since I couldn't eat diary foods. I have had people that have me thru this. I can do this. Each day is a new day to take a new step. I've already been on low carb, now ju... Read more

  • Path to Sobriety Day 4

    9/9/2016 1:59:09 PM, by PRIZEBEAUTY

    Okay, true test is coming up. It's the WEEKEND, EEK! And we're going to a rodeo tonight that's followed by a country music concert. Then tomorrow night, we're going to another concert. I hope that I can hold out and make it through this weekend. I might have to start drinking soda again even though ... Read more

  • I feel disgusting and gross....

    9/9/2016 9:32:19 AM, by MINDY_SUE

    I over ate last night. I hope I remember how I am feeling right now, so I don't do it again. It was disgusting - I ate horrible icky crap filled foods and didn't stop until I couldn't eat anymore. I feel sick to my stomach.... Read more

  • Struggling with body image

    9/9/2016 5:50:42 AM, by ADZY86

    Why is it some days I can feel very good about myself and like I'm making progress, and then other days I wake up, look in the mirror and want to cry! 46 This weight loss thing is so frustratingly mental! The psychology of it is driving me nuts. Fair enough, it's that time of the month, but t... Read more

  • Almonds Lower LDL and Triglicerides

    9/8/2016 9:51:20 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    ...and they leave HDL alone ... http://mobile.foodnavigat
    or-usa.com/R-D/Meta-analys
    is-supports-almond-s-chole
    sterol-lowering-effects/?u
    tm_source=newsletter_daily
    &utm_medium=email&utm_camp
    aign=08-Sep-2016&c=BMySjkX
    4GEQa7gJeM9HC4eqZV%2FkntBFg&p2=... Read more

  • Path to Sobriety Day 3

    9/8/2016 8:13:03 AM, by PRIZEBEAUTY

    I've made it through another day! I have woke up twice now clearheaded. That feeling alone might be my motivation 😊 I told my family last night that I want to not drink anymore. They seemed nonchalant. I hope they believe me. If not I guess I'll have to prove myself to them.... Read more

  • Dieting Techniques you can learn from athletes

    9/7/2016 12:02:41 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Clearing off my stack of newspapers - and here is another interesting article: Dieting Techniques you can learn from athletes http://m.alicetx.com/
    zz/lifestyle/20160816/diet
    ing-techniques-you-can-lea
    rn-from-olympic-athletes... Read more

  • Path to Sobriety - Day 2

    9/7/2016 8:54:00 AM, by PRIZEBEAUTY

    I've been sober for 24 hours! Doesn't sound like much but I haven't been able to honestly say that in months. That's how I'm going to do this...one day at a time. I can do one day right?! I did yesterday.... Read more

  • Path to Sobriety Day 1

    9/6/2016 8:22:59 AM, by PRIZEBEAUTY

    what does rock bottom look like? Is it something that is always a smack you in the face event? Can it be a series of smaller events that make you wake up one morning and say something has to change? Or does it truly have to be such a cataclysmic moment in time that stops you in your tracks and ma... Read more

  • 5 mile Monday!

    9/5/2016 5:51:26 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    Goal, log 5 miles today, I'm almost there!!! I've got a 10,000 step goal for each workday this week. I can do this!!! Happy to be able to move!!! Loving Life!! ... Read more

  • September On Fiyah

    9/5/2016 8:51:50 AM, by CANDIGIRL4K

    So since my last blog I have lost a total of about 8 lbs. That's definitely a scale victory despite not reaching the goal that I set for the month, but it's all good because I have some NSV too! I started weight lifting again and lost 5 inches total, I notice that for about a week every month ... Read more

  • Happy sunday

    9/4/2016 9:57:28 AM, by CJCJCJ529

    Be true to self! love self! Enjoy the breathe and all you are.... Read more

  • Having a blast with Bayau.

    9/3/2016 8:21:01 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 37 Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 20 minutes 89 calories burned Our son had us bring the dog to his town house on Thursday evening. They have a black cat named, Lillian or Lily for short. Bayau was there once before, but this time she got too close to Lily and Lily spat at her an... Read more

  • Earthquake and Vinegar

    9/3/2016 11:22:23 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Random thoughts today - Was asleep-ish when the earthquake hit a few hours ago this morning. I thought my husband was having a bad case of restless legs. But, I was at that stage where I wanted to go back to sleep and not go ahead and wake up enough to be able to talk and say "honey, are your l... Read more

  • Fantastic Friday!!

    9/2/2016 11:55:23 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    Life is good & God is Great!! Hoping this weekend just keeps getting better as it goes along!! Love my family, friends, and so thankful I am healthy along with my loved ones. Good Night Spark Friends! 😊 ... Read more

  • This time the weight's STAYING off....for good

    9/2/2016 10:31:01 AM, by SASSYCHRIS1952

    Hi friends and hope all's well with everyone. I'm eating on the Ketogenic plan and never felt better. In a nutshell, I gave up sugar (our #1 deadly enemy) and processed junk that's passed off as "food". And drink lots of water and almond coconut milk (I'm lactose intolerant anyway, just ... Read more

  • BP & HR post exercise

    9/1/2016 1:43:15 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    127/90 BP 84 HR after jumping all around exercising in the kitchen getting more Fitbit steps !!! Lol 😊👏👏👏... Read more

  • September goals

    9/1/2016 4:55:10 AM, by ADZY86

    I could get used to this blogging thing 104 Just a quickie to keep myself accountable...to myself: 1. Weigh in at least once a week. It helps keep me mindful. 2. Drink at least 3 litres of plain water. Every day. Aim for 4. 3. Plan ahead for success at CenterParcs. Take low carb sna... Read more

  • What's That Emoji Thing??

    8/30/2016 1:50:15 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Today, I was looking at my recent emoji list to send a reply back to my husband. I saw the round blue ball thing with the grey bottom, and couldn't decide what it was. I didn't remember deliberately selecting and using it, so I probably had fat fingered it by mistake. Asked husband and he thought... Read more

  • Move it Tuesday

    8/30/2016 10:20:19 AM, by BEACHTIME9

    Feeling Great this Morning!! Rocked it this morning on the treadmill. I've got over 9000 steps already and it's only 10 am !! I jogged for 1.5 miles and of the time at 4.5 mph and could breath and talk through it. I'm getting stronger! ... Read more

  • Reminders for myself

    8/30/2016 7:01:09 AM, by ADZY86

    Wow, I haven't blogged in soooo long! I'm more of a reader than a writer. I think I read about 50 member blogs a day! Y'all keep me so motivated. But I'm sat here at work, bored, and fancied writing so, here I am. This is more for me than anyone that might read this, so feel free to not read :|... Read more

  • Falling off track...

    8/29/2016 4:51:16 PM, by VALERIESTRACK

    My sons birthday is today and we have been celebrating since Saturday. He started off with a cookout and cake in the park, then we went to grandparents for another cook out and yet another cake. And now tonight we are going out for his birthday meal. I'll be glad when all of this is over but even af... Read more

  • Victory!

    8/29/2016 4:23:34 AM, by KARENLARS125

    I'm so happy.......today makes one full week I've been off diet sodas and coffee!! And I've been an official non-smoker for 29 days!! The great thing is, I don't even miss that stuff! I haven't slept at all tonight (my insomnia is still with me) and it's about 4:20am and a week ago I'd be brewing c... Read more

  • Resting heart rate

    8/28/2016 11:47:37 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    64 resting heart rate 11:47pm... Read more

  • Spent a few bucks....

    8/28/2016 9:33:04 AM, by MINDY_SUE

    for Sparkpeople Premium. I LOVE it!... Read more

  • A Better Day

    8/28/2016 3:48:00 AM, by KARENLARS125

    Woke up early today even for me! But I'm feeling much better than yesterday. I'm getting used to using the walker to get around, and I found some upper body exercises that I can do while seated. Yesterday I did really well with my food so that helped me feel good too. Today I get to clean the house... Read more

  • Allergic to dairy, egg whites and peanuts...

    8/27/2016 5:55:07 PM, by JOYCE2U

    I was doing so good staying low carb. My go to foods was cheese or eggs. After staying sick to my stomach for a lot of years, the Doctor I work for did an allergy test on me. He found out I was allergic to dairy, egg whites, peanuts and some beans also a few other things but I can work around th... Read more

  • Finished with Weight Loss

    8/27/2016 1:52:25 PM, by COYOTE07

    Today I dipped just below my goal of 110lbs. I've been thinner but that was when I was not well. All my life I have been trying to lose that last 5lbs (at least) so there is new space in my thoughts where the weight loss goal has been. I have goals in other parts of my life (Spiritual, Family, Work)... Read more

  • A Slight Setback

    8/27/2016 10:52:58 AM, by KARENLARS125

    Well, I found out yesterday that what I thought for the last 8 or 9 days was a pulled muscle was actually a fractured femur!! So now I have a full leg length brace and a walker and I'm not allowed to put any weight on it or bend it. It's in the thigh/along the knee where I had a knee replacement, an... Read more

  • Finding Super Woman...

    8/26/2016 9:18:56 PM, by BEACHTIME9

    Tonight, for a short time, I felt like Superwoman! I needed to hit my Fitbit goal for the day. I decided to jog and see if I could do a mile. I ended up jogging for about 1.75 miles!! Then, continued to jog up and down my yard until I hit the goal! I don't remember the last time in my life I w... Read more

  • Spreadsheets and our finances.

    8/26/2016 8:29:45 PM, by INFLATED

    I completed putting the month of April 2016 onto a spreadsheet today. We keep our receipts and I compare them to the entries in the check register. My husband writes with his left hand and I have trouble telling his 3's from his 8's, his zeros and once I get caught up, I plan on doing our finances... Read more

  • My cheat day wasn't really that bad. I tracked it and I am so over it.

    8/26/2016 6:17:10 AM, by HEALTHY4JEANNE

    One of the secrets to my weight loss success is my will power. I do not know if the sleep that I am getting is just making me have the ability to maintain my will power. It could be because I was finally fed up with being morbidly obese. What ever the reason I am completely grateful I have will... Read more