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  • San Antonio Texas day 2 and 3

    11/26/2014 10:49:42 AM, by HOLLYM48

    On our first day in SA Texas, I think I had 6.5 miles of walking by the time I was done for the day. Day 2 was 10 miles and day 3 was 8.5 miles so as you can see, I decided that I would make the most of my time outdoors. The weather there was kind of fickle, the sun would come out and shine for ... Read more

  • Slow & Steady

    11/25/2014 4:43:22 PM, by CENTAURI

    The weight is still coming off slow and steady. I have now lost a total of 41 lbs. This is with no exercise. We have been living in an RV 5th wheel trailer for the past year which makes it difficult to exercise. I go for walks when spirit moves me. I truly believe that losing this weight slowly will... Read more

  • San Antonio Texas

    11/25/2014 10:22:17 AM, by HOLLYM48

    We were lucky enough to be able to get away for a few days to a warmer climate since I am from Minnesota and we have had an early winter visiting us. Here are a few pics of the fun that I had. Some of the time I was alone because my husband went for a conference and so while he went to different s... Read more

  • Unexpected Turning Point

    11/23/2014 10:32:40 AM, by GIMMESPARK

    I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore! I really enjoy watching professional sports. It's always bugged me that these events seem tied to ads for junk food (fat-filled tailgate, anyone?), but last week I crossed some kind of boundary. So as not offend any potential SP advertise... Read more

  • Discouraged? Me?

    11/22/2014 10:46:05 AM, by GIMMESPARK

    One of my Spark emails today said this at the bottom: Paul the SparkPeople programmer says: Don't ever feel bad for getting discouraged. It is just part of the process, not a permanent state. Such a simple observation, but so wise! How often do I cheer for my son's football team when... Read more

  • Grief and Loss

    11/22/2014 10:28:35 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    I am struggling with how to approach this subject with DS. His best friend just lost his dad. DS's friend told my DS that he isn't sad, and that he is okay. I call Bullsh**. I don't know if my son has the maturity to understand that grief is an individual process, and each person handles it ... Read more

  • On Shrinking and Expanding

    11/20/2014 8:34:27 AM, by GIMMESPARK

    I was talking with a friend the other day about how I'm really making an effort to get out and do more--not just in terms of exercise, but stretching my mind, inspiring the creative parts of myself that haven't been nourished much over the past few years. Going to museums (free!), the theater, even ... Read more

  • too much too fast?

    11/17/2014 8:55:07 PM, by KBLCDML

    I started SP when I was going to be working or on call 24/7 for 23 straight days. Too many hours and too little sleep gave me a case of overwhelm! Catch up time? NO WAY!!!!! Fall down once, get up twice equals success. So I am not catching up; I am getting up. I redid my goals page. I took... Read more

  • Helping others feels good

    11/15/2014 10:31:03 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    So, today I called my sister Alicia to inquire about Game Night. I had not yet heard about her car troubles, so she told me about the flurry of activity she had lined up to get her family's transportation needs taken care of. She did mention that she had to cancel on the Meals On Wheels organizer ... Read more

  • Getting DS the help I think he needs

    11/14/2014 7:28:03 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    I just want to say this: Being the grown-up SUCKS! So, some of you may know that I have been struggling with DS's behavior towards homework. Specifically, he doesn't do it. Because he missed quite a bit of school due to gastro-intestinal illnesses, he got very far behind in Algebra. When he... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings!

    11/13/2014 9:13:11 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Night time is the worst for me. I have sugar cravings and a tendency to graze! This week I committed to stop binging on sugar after dark. Here is how I've done so far this week: Monday- I had a small snack size M&MS packet. Tuesday - no sugar. Wednesday- I ate 1 Skinny Cow Truffle ice cream bar.... Read more

  • Time for changes

    11/12/2014 10:50:00 PM, by KMRJPR

    Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving!?! The holidays are officially upon us. Where did the year go? Once again, it's time for me to reevaluate my progress and make some changes. One thing I definitely know, I do not work out as hard or as often as I want/should. I say should because... Read more

  • sooooo

    11/12/2014 5:22:10 PM, by OKGOATGAL

    Yeah. Had the MRI last week. Tore a couple of ligaments and some other things are showing damage (I don't understand the technical medical lingo) so basically, my foot is messed up. I'm taking it as easy as my job allows, and thankfully, my principal allows me to wear tennis shoes due to the nature ... Read more

  • I Relapsed

    11/12/2014 12:31:18 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Halloween is not my friend! I am a couponer. I love saving money. When Halloween candy went on clearance and I had coupons to make them free, I stockpiled! I have grandchildren that will appreciate it. Except, I did not consider that I would probably indulge. Daily. An entire bag. Not good! I hav... Read more

  • not giving up

    11/10/2014 7:38:21 PM, by KBLCDML

    I am trying to go back and do catch up food tracking from Saturday and Sunday. It was a heck of a weekend. I was mindful of my eating and made the choice to let exercise slide because of "stuff". And that was ok for me. "I" chose! Priorities are fluid, and today I am back to it. In fact I got ... Read more

  • We can be the change.

    11/9/2014 9:53:18 AM, by HOLLYM48

    What does that mean exactly? Does it mean that we can change ourselves? Yes Is change hard? Yes Is change the way we have to live every single day? Not necessarily. Is the change a lifestyle- Absolutely! So the question is, can You be the change? That my dear friends is totally up to you... Read more

  • It's been a week!!

    11/8/2014 5:23:38 PM, by KBLCDML

    Holy Smokes! I have kept physical fitness at the forefront of my consciousness for a whole 7 days. I signed up for SP on Saturday evening and started tracking on Sunday. I am so proud of myself. So what is different this time? I think I had done enough preplanning to make this work. It was not ... Read more

  • "PS" 11/7/2014

    11/7/2014 11:06:41 PM, by KBLCDML

    P.S. I did it!!! I walked a little more than 10 minutes. Had to walk to the ATM, so I went the long way around, then realized my 10 minutes wasn't up, and circled another block before heading home. So there, Lackadaisical Kellianne! I showed you!... Read more

  • still at it

    11/7/2014 4:10:32 PM, by KBLCDML

    I am working by myself right now, and will be for the next 2 weeks. It really puts a damper in any plans I have when a phone call means drop everything and head back to the hospital. :-) I love my job and will never complain about helping people in need. The discrepancy is ME. I am grasping at ... Read more

  • onward!

    11/6/2014 12:00:36 AM, by KBLCDML

    Today is a bad bad day. But that is good. I am still on here and it is all about me. I tracked all the bad stuff I did and all the good stuff I didn't do. TRUTH. That is the most important ingredient in this better life I am working on. I could get up and do my 10 mins before I go to bed and pr... Read more

  • am I really doing this?

    11/4/2014 12:08:55 PM, by KBLCDML

    3 days and I haven't been sidetracked or discouraged! This has got to be a record for me. I have committed to being an active member on this site because what I am looking for first and foremost is accountability. I am reaching out and people are reaching back! And I am also a person reaching ba... Read more

  • No time to blog

    11/4/2014 7:51:47 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    I feel like I really NEED to blog to get all the crap that has been going on in my life out of my system, but I feel like I have no TIME to do it.... Read more

  • still at it

    11/3/2014 6:16:00 PM, by KBLCDML

    I have managed to not overdo it. I have not once felt the old urge of "I don't have to do anything today because I did 'enough' yesterday". That has been one of my major stumbling blocks. I have made a couple of contacts. I was a little afraid of being overwhelmed by too many people. Then I was... Read more

  • Update on Shoulder Injury

    10/30/2014 11:53:51 PM, by DYANNE4293

    MRI completed this week. I have a tear in my rotator cuff. UGH! Orthopedic Surgeon appointment next week. Still no upper body work outs.... Read more

  • Not allowed to be happy I guess

    10/30/2014 9:17:46 AM, by MAKING-PROGRESS

    Still fighting with my husband every night for time "on-line". His friends are home and want to play their game during the same time I am home. I am supposed to "get my sparking done early" so he can have the bandwidth for the rest of the night. Really?! So what about dinner, dishes, a movie wi... Read more

  • Life in the way

    10/29/2014 4:54:52 PM, by OKGOATGAL

    Sometimes, life just gets in the way of life. No, I haven't lost my mind (completely). What I mean is I make these plans, set these goals, have these ideas, and BOOM! Something happens to get in the way. Like twisting my ankle back in September-the second Sunday of September. It still hurts, I still... Read more