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  • TGIF everyone!

    7/21/2017 6:54:10 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Hoping you all have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend. Make everyday count, carpe diem. 386... Read more

  • I'm Enough!

    7/21/2017 5:14:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    If only I had more... time, money, patience, ability, then things would be okay. They would be better. Not true. If you have a case of the "if onlys", you will still have it when you have more of whatever you have right now. I'm enough, and you're enough. We were created in ... Read more

  • 22 Things You Do as an Adult When You Experienced Emotional Abuse as a Teenager

    7/20/2017 7:52:44 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I've always felt "crazy" and any time I visit with a doctor about it, the Quacks always tell me "you're perfectly normal...." (never mind that I *do* have issues ...)... Anyway, was looking at Postsecret.com and there was a link to another website, and from there a link to another and here it i... Read more

  • Plans

    7/20/2017 4:03:04 PM, by MATILDA41

    I am making plans to spend some time with one of my sisters this fall. So excited. We don't get to see each other very often and this is a really good opportunity. I get to visit with her for a week. 244 This is my motivator to stick to the plan of losing weight, getting in better shape, eatin... Read more

  • Aha! moment.

    7/20/2017 2:02:20 PM, by MOODGOLLY

    I weigh myself every day. I find that it keeps me on track. Before I started all of this back in January of this year, I had gone over a year without stepping on the scale. . . to disastrous results! I am aware that weight loss isn't linear and that what's important is the overall trend-line an... Read more

  • Stuff I say to myself

    7/20/2017 8:27:36 AM, by LEMONYLACE

    I've been staying up too late so I've been forcing a reset on myself. Going to bed when I don't want to. So I've been up an hour and wondering if I should eat yet or not. I'm not forcing it, just seeing how long I can go without that comfort, as far as you can be uncomfortable with a roof over your... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    7/20/2017 7:13:28 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Let's make this a great day and get ready for the weekend!! Woohoo! 386... Read more

  • The Journey

    7/20/2017 5:02:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    The journey to the summit is often a long trek that starts with lots of preparation. First choosing the mountain, then choosing the trail. After that, I pack the 10 essentials: Navigation (map and compass) Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen) Insulation (extra clothing) Illuminatio... Read more

  • I'M BACK!

    7/19/2017 10:07:57 PM, by APPLEVEE

    Well I have been away for a couple weeks - no sparking but lots of living! Hubby and I took our small boat and my sister and her hubby took their boat up the coast and visited many small communities that I lived in as a child. It was interesting to look for the old homes we lived in. My big surpr... Read more

  • weds

    7/19/2017 1:14:11 PM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    2 cakes done. one to finish this afternoon. all cookies decorated. cupcakes still to bake and decorate. but i'ma gonna go jump in the pool and get my laps done..then back to work!... Read more

  • Happy Hump Day

    7/19/2017 7:35:15 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Have a great Wednesday everyone! Carpe Diem! 386... Read more

  • It's coming off

    7/19/2017 5:21:22 AM, by JOSOWIECKI

    The few pounds I put back on last week is coming off just as I expected. I have been eating according to plan and drinking plenty of water. Exercise has only consisted of 30 minutes on my recumbent bike because after that my sciatic nerve really acted up and my left hip and leg were very painful. ... Read more

  • Fear NOT!

    7/19/2017 5:11:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Fear can cripple you, or catapult you into to success. Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will. I was afraid of Type II Diabetes. I've seen the damage of people losing their eyesight, then toes, then their legs. That fear drove me to learn more about the disease, change my diet and m... Read more

  • Film At Ten ...my first video blog - Take 2:

    7/18/2017 11:42:27 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Now I know why the TV news announcers would say "Film At Ten" (or Eleven or whenever)... it took them that long to figure out how to process the film and get it ready. Here, I had to shoot it on the iphone, then discover that the Blog entry page on Safari Browser would not let me upload vid... Read more

  • Film At Ten... my first video update?

    7/18/2017 10:54:42 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Now I know why the TV news announcers would say "Film At Ten" (or Eleven or whenever)... it took them that long to figure out how to process the film and get it ready. Here, I had to shoot it on the iphone, then discover that the Blog entry page on Safari Browser would not let me upload video. So I ... Read more

  • Moods

    7/18/2017 3:31:53 PM, by MATILDA41

    We all have them - moods. Times when our emotions or feelings take over. Yesterday was one of those days. And it was not pleasant for my poor hubby! Thank goodness he is so patient and loving with me. At the end of the day, though. I realized that I had managed to keep within the macros for th... Read more

  • Week 2 - low carb is working

    7/18/2017 1:46:56 PM, by JESI_DAUGHERTY

    Slow and steady wins the race? How about slow and bumpy... I'm still on track with my diet, I haven't cheated once, I don't really want to. I'm down another 4 lbs and 2.5 inches. Bringing my totals, so far, down to -7 lbs (17 lbs from June) and -7". My clothes are fitting Better. I'm sta... Read more

  • tuesday

    7/18/2017 12:11:25 PM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    cakes are done. cookies are glazed..still have to decorate. later i'll go flat frost a couple of the cakes, to prep for tomorrow. tomorrow will have to flat frost all, decorate the cookies. Decorate tomrrows pickup. then thurs am early will have to decorate the other 2 cakes, bake and decorate cupca... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    7/18/2017 7:19:06 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Had the best night's sleep I've had in the last two weeks last night. Wow, what a difference it makes! Hope everyone has a great day and gets enough rest! 386... Read more

  • The Little Things

    7/18/2017 5:10:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference. I have enough flowers in my yard that I can put some of them on my table. I love having a simple vase of daisies to brighten up my home. It's amazing how my eyes are drawn to those spots of beauty. My day is a little brighter bec... Read more

  • Whew

    7/18/2017 3:52:36 AM, by TEEZIE

    Once again. I'm working out some. Not as much as I would like. But been squeezing it in when I can. Promised myself I will do better after vacation. No excuses. Been eating better. 6 out of 7 days a week. Live is busy, hard and relentless. But I keep on going......... Read more

  • Motivational Monday

    7/18/2017 12:14:04 AM, by BEACHLASS

    Motivation - The "WHY" behind why we are trying to lose some weight. I have several reasons for wanting to lose my weight. It started with my expensive type II diabetic medication and my husband deciding to retire and use minimal medical insurance. How did I want to spend those dollars? Being s... Read more

  • Day 21 of intermittent fasting

    7/18/2017 12:10:53 AM, by SHORTIEISLAND

    Well...I didn't do any fasting today. Actually I binged most of the day. I kept thinking "eat as much as you can because tomorrow you are going to start fasting again"! My weight is consistently reading 200 pounds. Is it possible I have already gained back the five pounds that I have lo... Read more

  • Day 4...another day of energy!

    7/17/2017 11:22:49 PM, by KETOHOPE

    I'm not super energetic but today is the 2nd day I've had energy to do stuff and no desire for a nap or to go to bed early! Fbs 125 today...excellent for me!!! Yesterday I took 18 ttl units R, 30 units N...today I took 16 units total R, 25 units N...can't wait to see fbs tomorrow! Food today was egg... Read more

  • I am ALL that!

    7/17/2017 9:23:27 PM, by MEADSBAY

    I am inordinately proud of myself for walking for over two hours today (almost 12k steps, just under 5 miles for me), although it was almost by accident. I brought my car in for an oil change to the place I usually use (and trust) near my old house and planned on visiting a few old neighbors and g... Read more

  • monday

    7/17/2017 6:11:58 PM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    shopping done. cakes prepped for baking this week. cookie order baked to be decorated tomorrow. Lucy happy..so i took a couple hours and jumped in the pool!! woo hoo!!... Read more

  • Stalled weight

    7/17/2017 10:43:38 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    My weight has not moved in a month... But I feel awesome, sleep well, blood work is perfect. No giving up .. Staying Keto strong! I like to think it is my body catching up to my weight loss. Positive Vibes!!! 521... Read more

  • Bad case of the Mondays

    7/17/2017 6:48:49 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Looking for some motivation from my Sparkpeople! You guys are great and I know I'll find it! Carpe diem - especially on Mondays! 386... Read more

  • Saving Money and Looking GREAT!

    7/17/2017 5:14:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Why am I so happy? I'm Saving Money and Looking GREAT! Are you looking to save some money on clothing, and household items? Try GW's! Goodwill is my favorite place to shop. It took me some time to learn a few things that has helped me. 1. Right inside the door at the in doorway, GW's s... Read more

  • Day 3

    7/16/2017 8:49:25 PM, by KETOHOPE

    Breakfast was a vanilla protein powder and prebiotic smoothie...supper was chicken thighs, guac, gr beans and potato, topped with a little cheddar cheese, followed by lime jello and whipped cream...ate too much this evening...feeling stuffed...still worked out 15 minutes...marched in place with 3.5 ... Read more

  • First Week Review

    7/16/2017 7:37:58 PM, by HAPPYKITTYNZ

    So I have been integrating David into the Ketogenic diet, he's clearly never counted macro's before in his life, he finds it quite... disdainful; It has shown me; what three years straight on spark has taught me, I know the calories of nearly every item i consume! Dang, including ALL of the takeaway... Read more

  • Crying a River

    7/16/2017 1:36:18 PM, by KNIGHTCHIK

    Honestly I'm just whining today. I needed an emergency root canal and had an appointment for Friday. Then they couldn't complete it because of some fancy dental crap I don't understand or even really care about, so now I have an appointment with an endodontist for NEXT Friday. Meanwhile I'm still in... Read more

  • My first "CARB UP" on KETO

    7/16/2017 12:34:15 PM, by BEACHLASS

    I've been KETO for over a month now. Kept very strict to 20 carbs a day. Yesterday we had a family event that included an ice cream social that said they would have sugar free items as well. But I tasted a very small spoonful of ice cream, Birthday Cake... YUM!! And then had one more scoop of Salted... Read more

  • Day 20 of Intermittent fasting

    7/16/2017 10:14:11 AM, by SHORTIEISLAND

    Well....today marks day 20 of intermittent fasting. In the last 20 days my weight has fluctuated quite a bit. The scale will move up and down within a 5 pound range daily. The lowest number I have seen on the scale is 195 lbs. This is a 5 pound loss from when I have started (and I'll take i... Read more

  • Small rant about makeup and beauty

    7/16/2017 9:10:48 AM, by LEMONYLACE

    I grew up in some alternate timeline from everyone else. Maybe because I was the chubby kid. I never learned how to do makeup. My mom never taught me. I remember in middle school she said I shouldn't wear it until I was a certain age, but when that age came she never taught me. To be honest, she doe... Read more

  • Happy Sunday

    7/16/2017 9:00:07 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Have a good day. 386... Read more

  • Time to buckle down

    7/16/2017 8:09:37 AM, by JOSOWIECKI

    I went off track this week due to my birthday and now I'm getting back on. Planned all my meals for the week and I'm going to stick to it. I gained back almost 2 lbs. which I will lose again so I'm not too stressed about the numbers. Just have to pay more attention to what I'm putting in my mouth... Read more

  • Morning has broken!

    7/16/2017 7:55:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    What a beautiful day!... Read more

  • In the process of trusting the process

    7/16/2017 6:25:31 AM, by LEMONYLACE

    I went up two pounds this past week, maybe two and a half, I don't know. 213 point something. I fretted about it, wondering if this is where I get off, back to failure town. I figured it might be water but you can never be sure and my mood's been bad so I worried about it. I forcefully reminded mys... Read more

  • Giving Up?

    7/16/2017 5:02:11 AM, by _RAMONA

    Original video: http://www.youtube.com/watch
    ?v=ZKSWXzAnVe0 Never. I want to do more with my life than just give up. So, I will try. I don't yet live the life I want to... and I know the only thing in my way is me. The sky is grey much more than it is b... Read more

  • sunday

    7/16/2017 12:43:26 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    weather is supposed to finally be nice...i got mondays wedding cake done so i'ma gonna lay in the pool for once!!!... Read more

  • Mt Washington

    7/15/2017 6:34:40 PM, by JSTETSER

    Today I am at the foot of Mt Washington, helping people hike safely. I will write more tomorrow. Our weather was not as good as this photo, but I love the photo! ... Read more

  • From Blood Sugar Dangerously High to Big Improvements

    7/15/2017 5:08:35 PM, by CHARITY_GRACE

    I haven't written a blog in a long time, so here goes.... On June 29, 2017, I decided to take my blood sugar because I kept falling asleep in the evening. I'm diabetic and on three different pills for it for hardly ever check my blood sugar. Anyhow, the read-out was 358. Then four hours later i... Read more

  • Weight down...

    7/15/2017 12:52:38 PM, by KETOHOPE

    263.4...down 1 lb from June 6, but after that weigh in, I gained, so I'm progressing! Slept great...bpc for bfast...lunch was artichoke with butter...supper was cucumber, guac, 1 minibabybel and roast turkey lunch meat. Feeling good, feeling positive today!!! 15 minutes on bike, 2.47 miles. 16 t... Read more

  • Happy Saturday

    7/15/2017 11:16:50 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Have a great day. 386... Read more

  • Diet tweaks and grocery store discoveries

    7/15/2017 3:53:06 AM, by LEMONYLACE

    I did a light stock up trip this evening. The bread section had gotten a new shelf and I found something I had only heard about online: Nature's Own high fiber wheat bread and the price was right. It's 7 or 8 net carbs, compared to the 20-30 grams you get with regular bread. I fantasized about ... Read more

  • #Steps record broken

    7/15/2017 1:15:08 AM, by RITA1956

    The last month or more I have been having a horrible time playing hide and seek with my willpower and it's had me pretty down. Over the past two years I've gone from barely able to accomplish 100 steps a day to shooting for at least 3,000. Heck, I couldn't go up steps without some help and now I'm ... Read more

  • Back in the saddle again...

    7/14/2017 9:38:08 PM, by KETOHOPE

    ...bike saddle, that is! Been struggling...doing pretty good last week...bad low a couple nights ago, interupting a great evening with Miguel...had 4 donuts yesterday...very disappointed with myself...but I tossed the other 4 to the squirrels and pulled myself together again. Blood sugars are still ... Read more

  • Pep talk for all

    7/14/2017 6:05:52 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Don't compare your achievement with that of others, find and use your own inner strengths to overcome all handicaps and fears. I know the pain of trying to break bad habits and set new ones, or overcoming other challenges, I've been there. My main path to success was to be thankful for all my b... Read more

  • Friday

    7/14/2017 1:22:58 PM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    wow busy morning. got a rush order for cupcakes..they are done. finished the next mountain cake for delivery tomorrow. had a meeting about a september wedding cake. scrubbed down the bakery. baked for a monday early am pickup wedding cake..will have to fill and build tomorrow morning before i delive... Read more

  • Ketones

    7/14/2017 7:09:23 AM, by TRISHWITCH

    Paying attention to keytones....eating as little carbs as possible....loosing weight... Read more

  • Pinkham

    7/14/2017 5:44:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Several times a year, John and I volunteer at the Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center, at the foot of Mt. Washington. Mt. Washington is known for having the "World's Worst Weather". Actually, it is the world's worst RECORDED weather, but still, the weather is bad. There is still snow on Washington... Read more

  • So Thankful For A Supportive Network

    7/13/2017 9:25:38 PM, by BEACHLASS

    I'm one lucky girl with a supportive husband. He needs to lose a few pounds too so we are doing this together. He's not doing KETO as hardcore as I am, but then he doesn't have Type II Diabetes like I do. I've got him reading the labels for carb counts and making better choices for snacking and meal... Read more

  • thursday

    7/13/2017 6:29:58 PM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    i'm tired. up this morning..working on another mountain cake like last weeks. in the middle the oil guy calls..needs to be let in my furnace room for a deliver. i stop. go do that. my lawnmower blades, though new, werent cutting right. so off i went to the tractor store. one of my kinda neighbors... Read more

  • Its a big deal!

    7/13/2017 3:24:24 PM, by ITSDIANNE

    Getting ready to go to the Y this morning for aqua zumba and realized my swimsuit was still in my gym bag and soaking wet. I remembered the suit I had bought several months go that was too small and decided to give it a try. It fits! Now its time to go try on some of those other clothes I've been... Read more

  • Ketogenic Diet Results Week 7

    7/13/2017 1:51:09 PM, by ARTISTSBRUSH

    For anyone tracking this, I'm still at it. NSV (Non-Scale Victories) are so important, and when you look at my numbers you will understand why. I started at 205 lbs. I'm currently 201.2. Now that's frustrating. Here's the interesting part. I'm not only tracking the scale, I found an online pro... Read more

  • Back in the Saddle AGAIN!

    7/13/2017 8:08:06 AM, by NANNA_ANNA

    Too funny - When I typed that I actually started signing the Gene Autry song. LOL I am blogging today to make a list of short term goals to get me thru the rest of the month! Looking at the big picture is overwhelming and I need to narrow my project focus and keep the scope creep to a minimum... Read more

  • Have a good day.

    7/13/2017 7:09:38 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Hope everyone has a good Thursday. 386... Read more

  • Wow! It's WORKING!

    7/13/2017 5:42:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    I created a plan, and worked the plan. My glucose # is down to 129 yesterday (7/11/17) after exercise, and I am absolutely thrilled! Today before breakfast & exercise, it was 139. I started working on making changes to my diet and exercise on 6/21. My glucose # was 184 that day. Now I a... Read more

  • Best Diets

    7/12/2017 10:48:13 PM, by RKOTTEK

    Its worthwhile relisting the best diets. health.usnews.com/best-diet/be
    st-diets-overall My Sparkteam Flexitarian diet comes in a 4th overall. For those of you with coronary troubles it would be worth a look at #10 The Ornish Diet. I think some of my friends lean toward a lo... Read more

  • Eating Less Carbs -- Math Never Lies

    7/12/2017 9:21:46 PM, by BBLUNDON

    Hi all I've been working a low carb program .. half way in in mid May and all the way in in June. I've taken off 14 lbs but have stalled .. apparently the problem is not drinking enough water which I will work on. Another reason could be my body trying to figure out what I'm doing before ... Read more

  • Finally got my daughter to commit to her health

    7/12/2017 8:56:54 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I am Mr. Owl. I was a member of the Winter 2017 Awesome A’s 5% Challenge team and lost the last 8 lbs to get to my goal weight of 158 lbs, and decided to lead a Spring 5% challenge team so that I could better encourage my 4th daughter to lose weight. She is my youngest daughter at age 42 and is a v... Read more

  • Having a much better week

    7/12/2017 8:18:01 PM, by NEEDTO2013

    Update: my boys are talking to each other. They finally sat down and talked it out. My younger son is going to move closer to his college, which is what he wanted to do anyway, but he is getting to keep his room for the upcoming school year as he will be going to medical school in July or August 201... Read more

  • And it was a good day!

    7/12/2017 7:14:36 PM, by MATILDA41

    Somehow today seemed to go by very fast. Probably because I was busy most of the time. And I am so proud of myself for eating properly today. Got some walking in too. We live on a boat and are in the process of doing some needed repairs and maintenance. One of the hatches was broken. So we pu... Read more

  • At the Heart of Things... (Bonne Madone)

    7/12/2017 4:12:09 PM, by _RAMONA

    ...I'm a deeply-rooted soul... a fast-growing weed that sends her tap-root deep... before truth is revealed above ground. Camping has always worked for me because I value "doing for myself." My Mom still talks about how my first sentence was "ya camah" (Ukrainian for, "by myself") as I'd determ... Read more

  • Results from Perseverance

    7/12/2017 11:04:33 AM, by BEACHLASS

    Today is a big day for me. I've stuck to the diet even though the scale wasn't moving and today, finally, it did!! Officially in the 100's again. I'll take it! Holding the resolve to continue doing everything I could while things weren't moving was very difficult but so worth it to see this mornings... Read more

  • 4 months of KETO

    7/12/2017 10:56:32 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    So.. I have been following a ketogenic menu for 4. I feel awesome! Down -25 pounds. My blood work in January was bad. Today all my blood work came back NORMAL! I love this life! 9... Read more

  • Drs Oz & Roizen - It's An Illusion, but may help those alone!!

    7/12/2017 10:26:50 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    This came in my email today - I don't yet have the link to their blog: ====== By Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Reflections on improving mealtimes Jul 12, 2017 One of the most enduring staged magical illusions, "Pepper's Ghost," makes figures seem to suddenly appear in a... Read more

  • Better and better!

    7/12/2017 9:03:47 AM, by MEADSBAY

    My son is nine days post-op today, home after six days in the hospital after life saving and life changing surgery. Every day he is feeling better and doing more. Thank you, visiting nurses!!! Yesterday he got his first shower and shave and that did so much for his morale. He cannot sit up f... Read more

  • Skipping wed weigh in

    7/12/2017 7:32:49 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Been an awful week and frankly don't care about my weight at the moment. I'll pick up next week. Hope everyone has a good day. 386... Read more

  • The "Helpful" Gift

    7/12/2017 5:10:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Laura and her family are in a dillemma. It's summer, and they have no money for a vacation. Laura is in college to become a RN. Currently she an LPN. (Someone correct me if I got that backwards). Her kids are teenagers now, and want to have some fun. Since Laura & Chris have an anniversary ... Read more

  • When I plan, the failure rate is a LOT less!

    7/11/2017 11:48:48 PM, by BEACHLASS

    Today was difficult for me. I wanted to eat food I KNEW would hurt my progress but didn't. Then because I didn't have that food, I was a grump! Silly really and I had to sit down and journal to realize the reason I was getting off track was lack of planning. I need to clean the fridge and make it be... Read more

  • Drugs are never the answer

    7/11/2017 8:42:31 PM, by -JAMES-

    OK, you may have noticed ... recently my blog titles catch your attention. Sadly the blog itself is perhaps not so interesting. In this case though, drugs are the answer. In general I don't like prescription medication. Recently though I've had a cold that has gone on just too long. After ... Read more

  • Feeling stuck

    7/11/2017 5:53:25 PM, by LEMONYLACE

    I don't even know how to write this. I've been typing and deleting for a while now. I can't focus or get excited for much. This has been an ongoing thing since I'm on the depressed side, but the past couple of weeks it's been bugging the crap out of me. I don't feel like working. The work... Read more

  • You STINK, Plateau!

    7/11/2017 10:27:56 AM, by AOLSON80

    Well, it happened. My weight loss has stalled the past 2 weeks. Even though everything is going well on my plan and I'm continuing to enjoy my new keto/HFLC way of eating, it just plain stinks to step on the scale and see that it hasn't budged in a while. I was very confident I was going to re... Read more

  • Taking it a day at a time

    7/11/2017 7:21:37 AM, by EVILCECIL

    It's easy to get overwhelmed. I'm just taking life a day at a time and trying to slow down the hectic pace of things. Hope everyone has a peaceful day. 386... Read more

  • Keeping On, day 2

    7/11/2017 6:42:43 AM, by HAPPYKITTYNZ

    Today David and I went to our new house, (first time to try living together), and,, we had had such a negative horrid experiencethe firsttime we went there, (shot video i think) um that i said if we had another negative experience today i'd walk out and cancel everything.. and that's exactly what ... Read more

  • Changing

    7/11/2017 5:45:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    The first step towards getting to where you want to be is deciding that you're not going to stay where you are. Sometimes it takes bravery to make a change. Sometimes it takes confronting old fears that have crept into our minds. I was afraid of going on medications for Diabetes. I had seen a... Read more

  • Yes, I've been away...

    7/11/2017 3:43:28 AM, by _RAMONA

    ...most recently GLAMPING! (For those not "in the know," and as defined by Urban Dictionary: "Going camping, but with glamour. A combination of the two words. It's like regular camping, but with nicer things than usual, being warmer, and more comfortable. Glamping isn't done by usual outdoor t... Read more

  • Be prepared for cravings

    7/10/2017 9:55:04 PM, by LEMONYLACE

    Breaking news, y'all. As I've documented here, I've been sluggish. About 10 minutes ago I got the thought in my head "I should go get some cake or something. That would be good." I went to get some stuff for the week the other night and saw those Krispy Kreme fried pies. You know the ones, full... Read more

  • One day at a time

    7/10/2017 7:21:57 PM, by MEADSBAY

    My dear son, Patrick, is home, where he will continue to recuperate from his major surgery. The latest scan shows no cancer anywhere in his body. (He lost several body parts to get to this goal.) What more can we ask for? 38 I saw him last night and again today. He is exhausted, managi... Read more

  • Just For Fun

    7/10/2017 6:48:45 PM, by BEACHLASS

    A cute little SNAPCHAT video for the day. Ever just feel so good you want to tell everyone?? That's how I feel today. Happy Monday Everyone!!! Now go get your game on!... Read more

  • Back on Spark! wooo! Intro and Pics :)

    7/10/2017 4:34:08 PM, by HAPPYKITTYNZ

    Today my 2 year long partner, David and I did our first ever Keto Haul together,!! SO PROUD! previously I've done this diet alone.but actually David was super supportive,..But we decided to give it a go together. While we have different goals, mine 15% deficit a week his 10%increa... Read more

  • Week one - first losses and milestones

    7/10/2017 11:32:21 AM, by JESI_DAUGHERTY

    So, I weighed and measured myself. I'm down 3 lbs from last week. I've also lost 3.5 inches all over. I'm finally figuring out this low carb thing. I've got some tasty recipes in my arsenal and I'm not craving sugar or bread like I thought I'd be. I have found that I really do enjoy exer... Read more

  • Back from Vacation

    7/10/2017 10:31:59 AM, by SWEET-PEASMOM

    Just returned on Saturday morning from an absolutely wonderful vacation. 6 nights camping in eastern Ontario with the family. Smoke-and-alcohol-free to boot. Once the hard work of setting up was completed, it was an incredibly relaxing time. I did lots of walking, averaging 15-17 miles per... Read more

  • Have a good Monday

    7/10/2017 7:40:30 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Hope everyone has a productive and positive Monday. 386... Read more

  • A Great Day For A Hike!

    7/10/2017 5:18:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sunday was a great day for a hike! Since the rhododendrons are starting to bloom, John and I made the trip over to Fitzwilliam to enjoy them on a superb summer day. We got to the State Park at about 11 am, with lunch in hand. John on the Rhododendron Loop Trail. Rhododendron bushes behi... Read more

  • Vaccination?

    7/9/2017 9:18:37 PM, by MATILDA41

    Is it possible there is a vaccination for the snacking sickness? I am sure I have snacking sickness, but not sure how to prevent it from coming back. Had a little bout of it this week and it really leaves me feeling rough. Not to mention the guilt and shame. If you have any great tips on how to... Read more

  • Whew

    7/9/2017 12:47:55 PM, by KNIGHTCHIK

    It's HOT, and once again I neglected my sleep needs. I needed some motivation this morning so of course I turned to Mr. Elfman. I listen to the Boingo Alive album from 1988. It's amazing. "Does it hurt? Oh, it really doesn't matter Does it burn? Oh, no, I don't feel a thing Does it... Read more

  • Please inspire me with your stories...

    7/9/2017 10:03:31 AM, by JOSOWIECKI

    I'd love some inspiration from those of you in my age range (58), that may have a chronic illness and that have been successful in losing a significant amount of weight...slowly. How did you deal with the slow loss? Did it frustrate you and cause you to go off your plan? Did it motivate you? What... Read more

  • Taking it one step at a time

    7/9/2017 8:13:29 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Dealing with the loss of my puppy a moment at a time. Everywhere I look in the house reminds me of him. We were very blessed to have nearly 12 wonderful years with him and only his final few monthes did he start to decline and the final weeks where he wasn't himself anymore. I have to keep remindi... Read more

  • Sunday Brilliant Thought

    7/9/2017 7:29:37 AM, by FEEDTHEHUNGER

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  • Six weeks and 13 lbs.

    7/9/2017 7:16:35 AM, by JOSOWIECKI

    I have to wrap my head around the fact that this weight is going to come off SLOWLY. I'm 58, menopausal, have PsA and take methotrexate and spent 20 years putting this weight ON so it's not going to come OFF in a few months. Patience. I wish I had more of it. ... Read more

  • My Summertime Boot Camp Training

    7/9/2017 5:27:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    The day that school got out, I started right in. I decided that I got enough sleep, and was up at 4:45 as usual. I have things to accomplish this summer. I want a fit body, and I want my glucose numbers down in the 120 range, rather than the 180's. I am dealing with Type II Diabetes, and know th... Read more

  • I'm crumbling inside

    7/8/2017 8:30:50 PM, by NEEDTO2013

    The stress in my home life is really weighing me down. My two grown boys are at each other and now I have it to where the older one says if the younger one doesn't move out , then he's leaving with his partner and my granddaughter. Well sounds like it would be okay but my younger one is still in col... Read more

  • Non-Scale Victories

    7/8/2017 7:09:04 PM, by BEACHLASS

    It was a LOT harder this week sticking to my plan. Too much of that had to do with scale watching... not a good thing! After being on the diet for 2 weeks, I had lost probably 10 lbs. This past week, not so much, like nothing! LOL!!! I wrote down everything little thing I put in my mouth, exercised,... Read more

  • Good news

    7/8/2017 12:35:57 PM, by MEADSBAY

    After a tough first few days, my son has had a few good ones and has been eating more and walking a bit more. Jean said he is like a new man this morning and is off several meds. If a few technical medical issues resolve in the next 24 hours, he may go home tomorrow afternoon. 244 334 345... Read more

  • busy

    7/8/2017 11:49:22 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    oh man have i been busy..no time to spark or play or swim. but i see a light...for a day or two. i think i have monday and tuesday off!! heres a cake i did for a wedding yesterday...... Read more

  • Lost my "sidekick" last night

    7/8/2017 9:24:16 AM, by EVILCECIL

    I say sidekick because my wife is my best friend and always will be but last night I lost my sweet puppy. Over the last two weeks his health was declining rapidly and he was in pain. We needed to let go but it's still hard. It was the hardest phone call I've had to make. His unconditional love ... Read more

  • Saturday Humor

    7/8/2017 9:05:42 AM, by FEEDTHEHUNGER

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