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  • Confession may be good for the soul, but it sucks for the ego

    2/24/2017 7:54:48 PM, by MINATHERED

    I confessed today to my husband the troubles I've been having and that I've been gaining weight lately. I had to make another promise to him. Back when I started this a couple years ago I had to promise him that I would not have Bissinger's chocolate without talking to him about it first. I... Read more

  • Hello, my name is Mina and I'm an addict

    2/21/2017 10:54:21 PM, by MINATHERED

    I haven't really been on track for a year, but I was holding on barely until the past couple of weeks. Today and yesterday were so bad - 4,000 calorie days - that I knew I had to start over. Yes, again. I am admitting to my addiction. I am no longer hiding and letting my silence cover my slips int... Read more

  • Another Hike.

    2/20/2017 11:14:45 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    Thus time we went to basically climb the Great Rift Valley Escarpment twice from bottom to top over 2 hills: Kenton Hill & Nathan Hill. We had several very steep ascents and ended the hike with the longest steepest climb I have ever done. Now I sore but feeling very proud of myself. 23 torturo... Read more

  • ...and then *everything changed* (for the better!)

    2/18/2017 6:25:11 PM, by SAMZA83

    Hello everyone, I am not sure how many of you are still active…it would be reasonable after all to think that I too have disappeared. I am more of a happy spirit that shows up from time to time. When I read my old blog posts here I cringe, somewhat in embarrassment in how willing I wa... Read more

  • Did We Do the Right Thing?

    2/14/2017 8:39:22 PM, by BEATLETOT

    We got some very bad news today. My husband's stepfather passed away this morning. It was very sudden--he was playing soccer with his kids on Sunday. I came home to help my husband make arrangements to get down to Peru, board the dog and all the other things that need to be done. He was thinkin... Read more

  • Delicious lunch on feed day

    2/7/2017 12:46:21 PM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    I wanted a nice low carb lunch. I went for a quiche baked into a bell pepper with Mushrooms, asparagus, red pepper, spinach, salmon, cream cheese and jalapeño chilli's. Oh my God. Regular food never packs that kind of taste punch. Yummy.... Read more

  • Delicious meals on feed days!

    2/7/2017 11:07:03 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    Today's a feed day. Usually time for me to do 2 things: get more nutrition and satisfy some cravings. So while meals might not always be low calorie on feed days - they are certainly healthy. I had carrot cake pancakes - 100kcal each + cream cheese frosting. To die for. I had the whole batch ... Read more

  • My 10-Year Sparkversary: The Ballad of BEATLETOT

    2/6/2017 8:32:43 PM, by BEATLETOT

    507 507 REBECCATKD noted on my previous Sparkversary blog that the blog...wasn't really much of a blog. She said it much nicer than that, of course, but made the very legitimate point that it would be more interesting to read about what I've learned and experienced in ten years, and not so mu... Read more

  • Gorgeous meal on a fast day

    2/6/2017 9:11:42 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    I love cream cheese with salmon. Just love it. So 50kcals for the bread, 48kcals for 30g light cream cheese and 36kcals for 20g of smoked salmon. A handful of fresh spinach on top negligible calories - but tastes like heaven. Total? 146kcal. I can have it 3 times and still have calories to spa... Read more

  • A Decade on SparkPeople

    2/6/2017 8:19:43 AM, by BEATLETOT

    511 So I guess today is my ten-year Sparkversary! 511 Lots of people write about these Sparkversaries. I never really have, but I get why others do. For many, the day they joined SP is THE day they took charge and decided to change their lives. Today, on my Sparkversary, I weigh... ... Read more

  • Where Does My Joy Come From - 2/5/17

    2/5/2017 7:23:29 PM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Where does my joy come from today.... .... got to watch a few Republic of Doyle episodes with my hubby. .... hubby cleaned up the ice around the garbage shed so we could actually put garbage in there again. And he fixed the door that leads to it. I think all is well. off ... Read more

  • 1 month on 5:2 - let's keep the momentum going!

    2/5/2017 5:32:39 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    Today it's been 1 month since starting on 5:2 - not giving up now!... Read more

  • 1 month on 5:2!

    2/4/2017 5:15:37 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    Tomorrow will be 1 month since I started 5:2 diet. Here's my breakfast today - blueberry, apple and yoghurt on top of scotch pancakes. Felt like a treat today for getting this far. Yum! Also my weight decreased again by 2 pounds since last Saturday. Yay!... Read more

  • What Have I Learned From the STARS?

    2/3/2017 11:35:00 AM, by SCHNOOTIE

    My Shooting Star team that is. I have been helping lead the Shooting Stars for several Challenges now, and it is such a wonderful feeling walking along side these amazing people. I love reading the responses to the Question Of The Day, the fun games we play, the introductions, the conversations in o... Read more

  • Where Does My Joy Come From - 2/3/17

    2/3/2017 11:20:37 AM, by SCHNOOTIE

    Where does my joy come from today.... My puppy Bunny, she makes me laugh and go OOOOH and AWWWW all the time. Granted, when she get's yodeling, it can be a bit piercing, but she plays like a kitty cat and she always seeks closeness. I love to have her around when my hubby is on night s... Read more

  • Getting Closer

    2/1/2017 9:12:40 PM, by BIENKE

    Stitches were pulled today - not fun. When the doctor grapped the pointed tweezers I looked away. He was looking for loose scab. I was always told "don't pick your scab!" Why does the doctor get away with it? Another cast, another 3 weeks sitting on my butt. I watch what I eat and count calorie... Read more

  • My Shooting Star Badges for Week 2 to Lofoten Island, Norway

    2/1/2017 10:18:08 AM, by SCHNOOTIE

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  • 5:2 - day 23 didn't think I'd make it!

    1/31/2017 3:51:38 PM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    OK so it's day 23 of 5:2 intermittent fasting. Feels good to be able to say I did it. But not only that - also that I know this plan suits me. So some realisations to note are: It suits me well to eat low carb on fasting days. It also suits me better to drink tea with sweetner rather than cut i... Read more

  • Yes, you really can't mess it up. Really.

    1/29/2017 7:07:33 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    Ok so today's the start of week 4 on 5:2 - a lot of realisations coming forward. Yesterday didn't go to plan, at all. I tried really hard but went over my calories. I was aiming for 3 fasting days last week, but it didn't work, so no problem. The best thing? Even though missing the mark... Read more