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  • Back To School

    7/30/2016 6:59:06 AM, by CANDIGIRL4K

    So I'll make it quick...when my kids go back to school, they also go back to activities and hectic schedules that keep me in the car most of the time. I often falter because I have not been prepared in the past and we end up eating fast food in the car. As a family we have been working on cooking to... Read more

  • I did it! She yells, "Yes!" and does fist pumps!

    7/29/2016 11:42:35 AM, by INFLATED

    Here are my stats from the first visit with my new primary care doctor: 07/15/16 Weight 234 Blood Pressure 136/78 Pulse 80 Temperature 96.8 Today's visit: 7/29/16 Weight 225 Blood Pressure 130/62 Pulse 100 Temperature 97.0 That's nine pounds in 14 days. The pants tha... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/29/2016 9:05:21 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have an Awesome day... Read more

  • Kansas Weather Last Night

    7/29/2016 1:41:29 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Was headed to a friend's house last night like 45 min or so before sundown....and this Shelf cloud was getting closer to me! We were scheduled for rain and possible hail but only got rain. PHEBESS brings an interesting question and I thought I'd better clarify. Shelf clouds ar... Read more

  • Exciting things in my future.

    7/28/2016 8:59:44 PM, by INFLATED

    Our son plans to marry his fiancee May 20,2017. She wants us to meet her grandfather and my husband will pick him up and bring him to the wedding. We plan on doing that this weekend. We are going to Alabama. Tomorrow, I get my lab results from my new primary care doctor. I hope to have a g... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/28/2016 6:57:48 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Hope everyone has a great day...... Read more

  • First workout!

    7/28/2016 12:51:20 AM, by JACKSMUM22

    So its been quite some time about 3 months sense Ive really worked out/ ran on a treadmill. I was useing my stationary bike but we moved into a tinny apartment with no room for it. But today I ran 8 mph because the machine refused to let me go slower for 20 25 min! Im so exhausted. But happy I st... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/27/2016 9:10:40 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a wonderful day... Read more

  • Aahhh! 86 degree pool water!

    7/26/2016 8:36:26 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 30 Swimming: general 60 minutes 677 calories burned I really made an investment in my health when I bought a personal flotation device for myself. Its a vest life preserver that has adjustable straps in the front of it. The stores had some with zippers up the front, which I really lik... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/26/2016 7:17:44 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a wonderful Tuesday... Read more

  • Going in circles.

    7/24/2016 10:45:21 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 29 Swimming: general 111 minutes 1252 calories burned Ha! We have a round, above-ground pool. I ran around in circles, did some knee bends. swam, held to the sides and kicked with my legs out in back of me and then with my legs out in front of me. Everyone did the running in the wate... Read more

  • My Keto Creations: Dedicated to CandiGirl4K

    7/24/2016 4:13:28 PM, by BLKLILY

    Bought a spiralizer to make zoodles which is zucchini cut into noodles to replace starch noodles. So the dish ended up being chicken Alfredo. I used chicken thighs. This is a zucchini mix to make zucchini chips or strips if you will. Final results. These are egg muffins. I m... Read more

  • Back...sorda

    7/24/2016 10:35:31 AM, by BLKLILY

    It has been a while, a very long time to be honest! I have remained in contact with some of my Spark friends via Google chat, text and/or phone. Thanks to each of you for continuing to support me during the good and bad times as we both continue to adjust our lifestyles. Dieting no more, changing an... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/24/2016 10:07:45 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a Blessed Sunday...... Read more

  • Anti-xenophobia

    7/24/2016 7:06:41 AM, by -JAMES-

    Xenophobia is a word whose meaning I learned late in life. It means a fear or hatred of foreigners. I really don't have that. My family (wife and children) span 4 countries, partly thanks to some countries allowing multiple citizenship. Yesterday I was shopping for toys with my wife (Germa... Read more

  • I can't believe it! 225 pounds today.

    7/23/2016 8:50:27 PM, by INFLATED

    Breakfast Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 14 fl oz Truvia 1 packet 3.5g, 1 serving Butter, salted, 1 tbsp Fried Egg, 1 large heavy whipping cream, 1 tbsp cooking with spinach 1.5 cups serving, 0.33 serving BREAKFAST TOTALS: 252 5 23 8 1 Lunch Ground beef, 2.2 o... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/23/2016 9:25:29 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Hope everyone has a great Saturday... Read more

  • ONEderland Celebration!!! :) :) :D

    7/22/2016 1:08:48 PM, by JENNYWREN93

    I finally made it to Onederland! :) It won't be "official" until monday, but not going to sabotage myself (Like I have a tendency to do!). My girls were so excited to see the scale pic, got big hugs and "congrats" from them! So, this is a pic of me at probably my highest (I quit weig... Read more

  • Daily Goals... Short attention span?

    7/22/2016 10:46:15 AM, by TROUTPOUT

    Call it short attention span, boredom, or whatever...but I will not call myself a quitter.... I have achieved many things I have set out to do, and when I set my mind to something I usually do it up good, and exceed my own expectations. So....why am I struggling so hard with the weight. Cravings? ... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/22/2016 8:42:38 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a wonderful Friday... Read more

  • My morning visit with my podiatrist.

    7/21/2016 11:19:03 AM, by INFLATED

    07/15/16 234 pounds Blood pressure 136/78 Pulse 80 Temperature 96.8 07/21/16 228 pounds, no other vitals were done I was told I had lost one pound since 5/19/16 at their office. I was 229 pounds then. No amount was deducted for clothing or shoes. I told the podiatrist... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/21/2016 7:42:22 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a wonderful day... Read more

  • Finished my labs this morning.

    7/21/2016 12:11:10 AM, by INFLATED

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 I finished the lab tests this morning that my new doctor ordered. I go back to see him July 29th. I did laundry today and have three baskets full of folded laundry to put away and the hanging clothes to bring up from the basement. I worked with the women at the ... Read more


    7/20/2016 9:32:18 AM, by SIMCYN

    I was reading a Spark Friend's blog and she had posted a copy of an action plan which unfortunately was too small to read... but it got me thinking “what would mine look like?” So I opened up my OpenOffice and wrote this... SELF CARE ACTION PLAN 1. When I find myself poking my he... Read more

  • Good Morning...

    7/20/2016 7:24:14 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a wonderful day...... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/19/2016 6:10:07 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Hope everyone has a fantastic day...... Read more

  • Lab work today.

    7/19/2016 12:00:45 AM, by INFLATED

    Monday, July 18, 2016 I forgot that I was supposed to do my lab work and so I didn't begin fasting for it, until 12:24 AM. I went to the lab after 1 PM today to have blood drawn and I had to leave a urine specimen. My new doctor is checking me out with the labs. I also have to do another 24-hou... Read more

  • Ready for a skinny vaca!

    7/18/2016 10:41:04 AM, by TROUTPOUT

    Went to Hawaii in January of this year. Amazing trip, one of the best I've ever had. Just one thing... I so longed for the days where I felt comfortable in my skin, where I knew my body reflected my heart, my soul, and my personal vision for myself. I'm tired of struggling to find the right thin... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/18/2016 8:25:27 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Enjoy your Monday... Read more

  • Been busy in the Garden

    7/17/2016 9:28:17 PM, by TROUTPOUT

    We've made some changes in the yard, and it's starting to become colorful out there. It's nice spending time being active acomplishing things at home. Loving it!... Read more

  • Stepping on my soap box for a minute

    7/17/2016 9:55:09 AM, by JENNYWREN93

    In addition to Spark, I am part of a few FB groups and every day I see "Oh no! I took a sip of sweet tea (or soda). I spit it out, is it going to mess me up" or "Will antibiotics throw me out of ketosis" or "I had a bite (or more ) of...... how do I get back on track"? and I SWEAR my fingers wou... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/17/2016 8:15:56 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a Blessed Sunday... Read more

  • Howdy There....and Catching Pokemon!

    7/16/2016 5:29:26 PM, by MISHAMW

    Howdy guys! I'm back. And I realize it has been over 6 months since I really "Sparked." And boy has it been a crazy 6 months. Originally I when I left it was to overcome binge eating disorder. I soon realized though, that it was mostly tied to the fact that I was depressed. Nothing really ... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/16/2016 10:55:31 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a super Saturday... Read more

  • what a difference a month makes

    7/16/2016 9:01:18 AM, by JENNYWREN93

    Just looked back and found my blog on June 12 and I was frustratrated at not being able to get new clothes. Since then...... 1. the jeans I couldn't even pull up all the way, are too big 2. the dress I bought 3 years ago and never wore for my daughter's graduation (because I never lost that... Read more

  • Push ups...

    7/15/2016 5:21:59 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    My way...... Read more

  • My visit with my new doctor today.

    7/15/2016 2:36:40 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 28 Swimming: general 44 minutes 488 calories burned 06/02/16 Weight 226.5 Blood Pressure 144/70 Pulse 81 ________________________

    ... Read more

  • Good Morning..

    7/15/2016 9:09:33 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a fabulous Friday...... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/14/2016 8:15:50 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a happy Thursday... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/13/2016 8:21:58 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a wonderful Wednesday... Read more

  • NSV's

    7/12/2016 9:15:47 AM, by MYSTIKALSHARYL

    NSV's -- I am a HUGE avid chocoholic - I was fasting last night (do a 24 hour fast once a week dinner, then breakfast and lunch the next day) and I had a friend bring me chocolate to class -- in the past my thoughts would have gone to --OMG is she trying to derail me??? last night though was - thank... Read more

  • Good Morning...

    7/12/2016 8:34:46 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a terrific Tuesday... Read more

  • Managing Diabetes

    7/12/2016 7:53:15 AM, by ZOEWMU

    Started a ketogenic eating plan yesterday to get my blood sugars under control. It's high fat, low carb, moderate protein. It takes a little getting used to, since there is more fat and less protein than I was used to eating with low carb. It's not about eating more meat, it's about eating more f... Read more

  • My sandwich

    7/11/2016 2:52:33 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    Lol... Read more

  • Fasting Day

    7/11/2016 12:58:10 PM, by MYSTIKALSHARYL

    Sooo fasting tonight for dinner ...just ate lunch --yay for busy nights filled with friends and fun!! ... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/11/2016 8:59:07 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Everyone have a Magnificent Monday... Read more

  • When Grandma finds out you haven't eaten...

    7/10/2016 9:14:57 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    Lol... Read more

  • Resistance Is Futile - or is it?

    7/10/2016 12:55:17 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Just in case you didn't see this earlier on Facebook - How to save thousands of $$ of dollars on diabetes related expenses! This is a #captioned video of Dr. Sarah Hellberg discussing pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, #LCHF and how people in her clinic go off of insulin - by refusing to follow the gui... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/10/2016 10:29:51 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a Beautiful Sunday... Read more

  • day 16 ramblings

    7/10/2016 9:48:22 AM, by SIMCYN

    It's been a while since I have blogged. I've been discouraged and I didn't want to spread it around. My diet and exercise have been right on and I am happy with my weigh in... so that isn't it. What I am doing seems to be working for me. A few times a day, I am tempted to have something off my p... Read more

  • Eye issues - Epiretinal Membrane, Dry Eyes, etc.

    7/9/2016 1:14:18 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    So the doctor says. I'm doing some research. http://www.naturecu Read more

  • Coffee and me

    7/9/2016 11:35:55 AM, by -JAMES-

    I am happy and very surprised, shocked really. I've been so focused on the big things, like calories and grams of carbs, protein, and fat that I've missed the small things. I've been drinking a lot of coffee, like a pot every morning for a few years. 8 to 10 cups. Recently, with teeth gett... Read more

  • Good Morning...

    7/9/2016 10:10:26 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Happy Saturday... Read more

  • The water temperature in the pool was 82 degrees.

    7/8/2016 7:56:34 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 27 Swimming: general 68 minutes 755 calories burned It sprinkled rain here a couple of times today. It clouded up and looked like a storm was going to go through. Hubby told me this morning, that the water temperature was 78. I skimmed the surface and it was at 80. I went out ag... Read more

  • Good Friday Morning

    7/8/2016 7:52:39 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a wonderful day... Read more

  • Random articles and Virtual Models - Before & After Modeling sites

    7/7/2016 7:17:19 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I happened to read a blog written several years ago by FLEURGARDEN - it showed up in my SparkMail I think, or was a link on an older SparkArticle I was reading (I like to click "More" and save to favorites, before I click on SparkPoints - so I can remember that I have read an article or not. Then I... Read more

  • Hubby had an endoscopy and colonoscopy today.

    7/7/2016 5:45:49 PM, by INFLATED

    I missed church last night because hubby vomited when he started his prep with magnesium citrate. Later he would have to drink grape-flavored stuff followed by drinking a quart of water and then do that again this morning. He vomited two more times last evening. He did fine. He has a hiata... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/7/2016 7:15:45 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday... Read more

  • True but...

    7/6/2016 3:40:43 PM, by TROUTPOUT

    True but, unfortunately there is ice cream.... I love ice for now I count.... Read more

  • The latest and greatest!

    7/6/2016 3:12:34 PM, by SANA0825

    MAN AM I PUMPED!!! I am officially UNDER 230 pounds!! WOOHOOO!!! 9 521 I started this journey for the last time (mark my words!) six weeks ago at 245lbs. I started to attend a cross fit boot camp class 4 times a week. Once Ramadan started (where Muslims fast for 30 days during the day), I... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/6/2016 8:35:42 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a wonderful Wednesday... Read more

  • We went to the viewing tonight.

    7/5/2016 10:30:05 PM, by INFLATED

    There were cars parked along the highway and overflow parking at the funeral home was filled. People were lined up outside the funeral home. There were two rows of people inside the funeral home, but it was just one line snaking back around and passing those entering the building. The viewing was... Read more

  • Inspire others

    7/5/2016 9:38:13 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    By your imperfections... Read more

  • Things Happen so Quickly

    7/5/2016 10:14:36 AM, by SHELLYMCPHAIL

    Things can change in an instant. When you realize you are a food addict and emotional eater, you think things are going to change for the better. Then you find out you have metabolic syndrome and you are determined to start exercising harder to burn calories. Then, you are diagnosed with two neck bu... Read more

  • Good Morning...

    7/5/2016 9:05:02 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Happy Tuesday... had a great 4th of July weekend... But over did the carbs... time to get back to eating right... everyone have a good day...... Read more

  • day 13 rambings

    7/4/2016 10:39:49 PM, by SIMCYN

    I made my calorie range, but I am so full. I am uncomfortable. I don't really like this. I can't believe I am having such a time getting over 1,000 calories! OK, it would have been better to eat more in the AM, then I wouldn't have to play catch up toward evening, but egads... it's only 1,000 ca... Read more

  • Keto Land (I think I will stay)

    7/4/2016 9:02:39 PM, by NCARMAND

    Been awhile since my post, Old phone had trouble running the App. Gave up on posting but not keto diet. I was at my most (300+), High BP 200's over 190.. Diabetic Meds like crazy. I stuck with the plan. I think of my new diet as living in a new land, Foreign and strange with little carbs... Read more

  • Hope everyone had a Happy forth of July

    7/4/2016 6:15:48 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    Mine was busy and fun....... Read more

  • The importance of Tracking food/weight on Sparkpeople

    7/4/2016 1:25:32 PM, by JENNYWREN93

    I am down 30 pounds (officially!) today and from time to time I look over my charts here on spark of my weight loss. Figured with this milestone, it was a good time to look. This is what I found 1. My most common months I've lost about 4 lbs 2. one month I lost 12! 3. I'm still going d... Read more

  • The pool water is clear, but about 75 degrees.

    7/3/2016 7:48:09 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 26 Speed: 2.9 mph 4.7 km/h Calories Burned: 61... Read more

  • Be kind to your self too!

    7/3/2016 2:11:37 PM, by TROUTPOUT

    Hello. Good Morning. Go on out there and treat yourself right. You deserve it!... Read more

  • day 12 rambling, OMAT, and goals

    7/3/2016 1:04:50 PM, by SIMCYN

    I joined the OMAT team a couple of days ago and it sounds like such a great idea. If it is something you might be interested in I will give you a link to a fellow sparker who blogged some good information on it, along with a link to the group. Thank you Janet. OK, I tried to put the link here,... Read more

  • Good Morning...

    7/3/2016 8:40:56 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Everyone have a Blessed Sunday... Read more

  • day 11 ramblings

    7/2/2016 11:36:57 PM, by SIMCYN

    Weigh day today. I lost 10 pounds... so keeping my calories around 1000 appears to be working for me. I think I will just listen to my body. I haven't been hungry, so I am not going to force myself to eat. I have been having some cheese the last couple of days, but my joint pains have come... Read more

  • Bored?

    7/2/2016 9:57:14 PM, by TROUTPOUT

    I think this is true a lot!!... Read more

  • Feeling peaceful tonight

    7/2/2016 6:47:48 PM, by JENNYWREN93

    We gave DH his present last night (his birthday is Monday), a smoker attachment for his new grill he got for Father's Day, so this morning we got up to go shopping for some "fresh meat" to smoke. I got a 10 lb bag of chicken thighs/legs and I split them. took half for tonight, half for the freezer... Read more

  • Decluttering

    7/2/2016 4:33:36 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    One way of doing it... lol...... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/2/2016 8:52:24 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have an awesome Saturday... Read more

  • day 10 ramblings

    7/2/2016 12:12:19 AM, by SIMCYN

    Tomorrow AM is weigh-in day. The first week is almost over. I have stuck to my plan for the most part. My only deviations has been that I have been too low in my calories. I never went above, so I am expecting a good loss. So what will I do if it isn't showing what I am expecting? The on... Read more

  • Happy 4th of July weekend

    7/1/2016 8:52:07 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    Be safe... Read more

  • Baldric

    7/1/2016 7:50:55 PM, by INFLATED

    Baldric was my daughter's cat. She had to put him down today. She had him for 15 years. Baldric was a tuxedo (black and white) cat. He had a small black goatee just below his lips that gave him the appearance of being shocked and his mouth being in an 0 shape. He was independent and didn'... Read more

  • I am not fat, i have fat. :)

    7/1/2016 3:00:59 PM, by TROUTPOUT

    I am I. We are we. We just need to be, The best that we can be, So we are all we can be. I, We, deserve it. Lets try, and see.... Read more

  • Good Morning

    7/1/2016 9:00:19 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a wonderful Friday... Read more

  • Starting to feel better about myself

    7/1/2016 8:28:12 AM, by JENNYWREN93

    I realized this morning that I am starting to feel better about myself. And yes, my self worth IS somewhat tied to my weight. I hate to admit it, but the bigger I am the less I want to do for myself (hair, make up, etc). This morning I was down to a new low number and realized one thing I have been... Read more

  • This is ever so true...

    7/1/2016 2:59:30 AM, by TROUTPOUT

    I look in the mirror. I look again. Who is that person I see. Is that really me?... Read more

  • Death

    6/30/2016 11:40:44 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 25 Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 90 minutes 749 calories burned Jasmine Rafter, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly before 5 PM. in the northbound lanes of I-81 near the interchange with US. 40, according to a news release from state police. Troo... Read more

  • day 9 ramblings

    6/30/2016 9:07:27 PM, by SIMCYN

    891 calories today. Yes, before my friends give me the whole.... "you are going to mess up your metabolism" and such, I know. I had two days in a row where I was between 1250 and 1350. I just don't know what happened today. Starting Sat. I believe there is a 10 point bonus if you track your ... Read more