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  • Progress in the 3rd week of Detox

    4/17/2015 5:12:20 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    I couldn't resist the temptation and stepped on the scale this morning and was surprised! After the scale hardly moved last week it has started again! I am now officially 4kg less than I was 3 weeks ago! We will celebrate with a weekend full of fruits and fun with my friend D and the children... Read more

  • weight changes

    4/16/2015 1:12:43 AM, by SNUFFKINS

    I felt really good about my weight for the last two weeks. Today I saw a weight gain of almost 1kg. I knooooooooow it's probably the late night dinner we had yesterday because of late uni seminars. I still feel full. Pasta is really nothing I should eat shortly before going to bed. I really need to ... Read more

  • Day 3, Meat free!

    4/15/2015 4:14:30 PM, by STEN2791

    So I decided to challenge myself to not eating meat for a whole week. By meat, I am talking about beef, pork, and chicken; I'm still game for those yummy fishies! Recently I have found that the proteins I am eating are all coming from eating meat. That, to me, is a problem. It means I'm not expandin... Read more

  • Starting Week 3 of the Detox

    4/14/2015 8:38:33 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    Had a few hick-ups the last few days. Over the weekend I couldn't stick to my plan since I was visiting and for example how do you refuse to eat a chicken which has been slaughtered for you Yesterday I woke up with a swollen face. No Idea what caused it, maybe TOM, which would be due now, but is... Read more

  • 9 April '45

    4/10/2015 4:06:39 PM, by PETITFLOUR

    Endlich hatte ich gestern mal wieder Zeit meinen Opa anzurufen. Erst war das Gespräch etwas zäh, dann hat er langsam angefangen zu erzählen. Er hat wiederhohlt gefragt, ob wir den Garten haben wollen. Natürlich geht das schlecht - die Entfernung ist zu groß und Anthony ist wohl eher weniger der... Read more

  • Week 2 of the vegetarian detox

    4/9/2015 1:48:46 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    The Nutritionist changed things around a bit. I am now taking my banana instead of at breakfast at 11am. I am still eating a full bowl of fruits for breakfast. Now am feeling much better. Getting also better at thinking up new ways of cooking my veggies... Currently the Nutritionist does not wa... Read more

  • a georgie-video (in words)

    4/8/2015 12:10:12 PM, by SPARKCHANTAL

    georgie is still around, even though we had given him up two or three years ago. so are his 'friends', the ravens that moved in nearby, after they discovered a constant supply of readily-available cat Food. they have me well-trained, too, to give them a dish of their own, so georgie has a fi... Read more

  • Vegetarian Diet - trying to get my weight loss started again

    4/7/2015 3:12:09 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    As most of you know I have really been struggling with my weight loss in the last 2 years and have actually been on my heaviest ever. After successfully loosing 10kg before that it was really frustrating. The combination of RA, Hormone Imbalance, Peri Menopause and having to slow down in terms of... Read more

  • Middling Day

    4/6/2015 10:55:00 PM, by JULIA75

    One of those days ... enough spare time really, but I'm being (happily?) self-indulgent and making it a slow day, baking, surfing, reading, helping with household chores and taking a walk. Logging in to sparkpeople made me do my pushups and crunches. I'll probably keep the higher incline (about... Read more

  • Opa's Version

    4/6/2015 5:31:10 PM, by PETITFLOUR

    Ich hab erst vor wenigen Jahren angefangen, mich mit dem Leben meiner Großeltern auseinander zu setzten. Eines der Dinge dabei war zu verstehen warum meine Oma ihren Mann niemals verließ, wo er doch fremd ging. Sie hat immer viel auf ihn geschimpft. Also hatte ich sie mal gefragt. Ihre Antwort (od... Read more

  • Trying

    4/5/2015 6:29:38 PM, by MUSOLF6

    It has been a while since my last blog. But I have been so busy with work and now I started school on top of work and everything else. If everything goes ok , I will be a Registered Nurse by the end of 2016. I am just disgusted by my weight, my thyroid is not working good, so I have gained all th... Read more

  • Currently Crushed. Old Insults and the Power of Images

    4/4/2015 1:34:11 PM, by JULIA75

    I'm working on the assumption that images are very, very powerful. Public images form our ideas of what an attractive woman, a successful man, a good Christian, a fundamentalist Muslim, a good mother, a clever student and so on look like. The more we are aware of this, the more likely it is that we ... Read more

  • Revolutionary Act (with photographic evidence!): got up from breakfast table to fetch an apple

    4/4/2015 4:58:37 AM, by JULIA75

    Yes, I'm (apparently) being very silly. Then again, not. You know the situation: - you start some healthy eating habits - hurray. - you keep it up, munching vegetables instead of french fries - much hurray. - it slowly stops being a deprivation and starts just being something you do... Read more

  • Nutrition Tracking Saved my Day... well, the calory intake part of it

    4/1/2015 7:45:20 PM, by JULIA75

    So, forgetting your wonderful, healthy, packed&ready lunch & snacks on the kitchen counter should reliably ruin your eating for a day, right? Especially when you're working in an office with an open, two pounds box of oat cookies right by the coffee maker. And no shopping opportunites closer than 20... Read more

  • The past and the present

    4/1/2015 3:48:11 AM, by WENDYANNE61

    One of the most interesting things I have learned here on Spark is to move outside my comfort zone, to think outside boxes, and to see the past as a formative part of myself. Last weekend I combined all of the above three in one swoop - Hannah´s grandmother rang to ask if I would like to drive up... Read more

  • Strange Changes. Wow.

    3/31/2015 5:13:39 PM, by JULIA75

    Keeping up with my changes in eating (lots and lots of smoothies and soups, healthy small snacks, vegetables or fruit with every meal) isn't easy when I'm visiting someone, especially when visiting my aunt who will serve cake as certain as french fries on a McDonalds menu. And I noticed that wh... Read more

  • Common Denominators of Why I Hate Running Outside & Why I Love the Gym

    3/31/2015 8:48:28 AM, by STEN2791

    So yesterday I took my first trip of the spring to the gym. Despite it being really nice outside, I really had no motivation to run outside as I had last week. Weird, huh? I thought so too, until I got to thinking. There are a few common denominators in my crazy mind as to why I hate running outside... Read more

  • The scale and I

    3/31/2015 2:18:25 AM, by SNUFFKINS

    No weight gain this weekend! YAY me. I managed to maintain my weight for the first time in ... forever! Today I saw a 1 pound gain on the scale, however. I know, I shouldn't be obsessed with these numbers. I'm feeling really good and healthy and I amped up my weight training so fluctuations are p... Read more

  • Zumba and my anxiety about being judged

    3/29/2015 4:12:48 PM, by SAMZA83

    Hello Everyone, Last week I asked readers of my blog to select a topic that is of relevance to my experience but also interesting to them. Well, there were two responses (a whole two!) to the following list: 1. Zumba and my anxiety about being judged 2. Bodymedia vs. Fitbit and my experi... Read more

  • Quick Updates!

    3/23/2015 12:18:29 PM, by STEN2791

    Spring is here and I'm back in the business of working out! Going to start doing a lot of biking with Kyle, getting back into running outside, and doing some weight lifting. My New Years Resolution progress is going great! 32/100 books read! Hopefully I will finish number 33 tonight, but w... Read more

  • What blog topic (written by me) would you like to read about?

    3/22/2015 2:23:08 PM, by SAMZA83

    Hello everyone, As most of you know I work for a very progressive bilingual, Kindergarten that also serves children/families with special needs. I've made no secret about in the past that my colleagues, a too corporate outlook and the daily structure often fall short of this lofty concept but b... Read more