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  • 98 Days to go ... Today is Day 2 of 100 days 09/05/15

    9/5/2015 7:05:25 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    98 Days to go ... Today is Day 2 of 100 days 09/05/15 Easy Breezy is what I keep telling myself :-)... Read more

  • Happy Labour Day! . . . A little late, but. . .

    9/4/2015 10:23:31 PM, by HELEN_BR

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  • Say What?!

    9/4/2015 11:31:45 AM, by UP-2-ME

    When I logged into my e-mail account this a.m., I had a message from Spark People that I had completed the "Step into September challenge". Gee, I haven't even had time to look at the September challenge yet! So I did. The challenge is to log at least 500 fitness minutes. Not that difficult ... Read more

  • Reset day 96: I DID IT!!!

    9/4/2015 10:51:41 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    WooHoo! I don't know how, but I managed to make that step goal yesterday. We took the stairs at the parking ramp (4 flights). I tried to add steps everywhere I could! I am so grateful I was able to pull this off and not have to feel defeated by not making my step goal. Today I am leaving fo... Read more

  • Living with less pain

    9/4/2015 9:56:44 AM, by OLDEROWL

    In chapter 11 of CABFM Andy asks the question, "Do you think you are adding to your pain". My answer is no. For instance, I grew up in a family of 11 with one bathroom and developed the habit of not brushing my teeth. I also had a genitic case of having too little space in my jaw for my teeth. Thi... Read more

  • 99 Days to go ... Today is Day 1 09/04/15

    9/4/2015 9:26:17 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    99 Days to go ... Today is Day 249 09/04/15 JUST want to kick start my 100 days... starting today. Easy Breezy :-)... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 8, Get a Job With Great Benefits

    9/4/2015 8:32:53 AM, by CSHULLCSHELLS

    I love this chapter! When I finally decided I was going to lose all of my excess weight, more than 3 ½ years ago, I decided I was going to make it a job. With a job, it becomes your priority. You don’t tell your boss that you have to stay home today because you aren’t feeling well, or becaus... Read more

  • The Image Struggle -- Day 3

    9/4/2015 7:44:01 AM, by ALP1976

    Yesterday was kind of a meh day. I didn't end up being able to go to yoga class as we had to get our sewer snaked. Fun, huh? Of course they wanted to come at 10 and I figured I would be good to go since it typically only takes abotu 45 minutes. Nope, they showed up closer to 11. Gr. So, no yog... Read more

  • Reset day 95: Right now...

    9/3/2015 3:35:59 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Oh boy. Ever feel like you are setting yourself up to fail? Yep, I'm trying on those shoes. I haven't bought them yet, but I keep trying them on...... I have a busy day today. I am leaving work early to go to a concert in Ann Arbor which is about a 2.5 hour drive for me. Doing the math, th... Read more

  • that day 3

    9/3/2015 2:21:03 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    It's my nemesis. why 3 days? why can't it be 33 days? then 333 days? nope 3 I think about it daily I just don't move. quickly. But I shall not quit! It's another day 1!! I just need to quit giving myself days off after day 3 or perhaps .... start on d... Read more

  • Beck Reboot Ch. 5, Week 1, Day 7, My New Title: Health Environmentalist

    9/3/2015 9:52:25 AM, by CSHULLCSHELLS

    Finally! This is one that I am good at already! After days of struggling with a couple of Beck’s challenges, I feel like “Arranging Your Environment” is one I have under me belt. I have kept any treats that I have for my family in the freezer for years. I didn’t remember, until re-re... Read more

  • Self Forgiveness -- Day 2

    9/3/2015 7:50:43 AM, by ALP1976

    So yesterday didn’t go exactly as planned. I was cruising along at fantastic speed, I was just bragging to myself in my brain that I was able to get so much done without having to be tied to my to do list anymore, patting myself on the back for getting a couple of errands done early in the ... Read more

  • Log It or Not - Diet or Life Style

    9/2/2015 10:49:01 AM, by DEADCENTER

    For me I have done a lot of logging as I go. At one time I would be packing lunch and dinner because I worked second shift aware of what I would be eating for those meals and the calorie count ahead of time. Then while eating I would enter the foods in the logger while eating at the table. I should ... Read more

  • Beck Reboot Chapter 5 Week 1 Day 6 Put Me in Coach! I’m Ready to Play!

    9/2/2015 10:43:55 AM, by CSHULLCSHELLS

    Sorry for the silly title, but I can’t get that song out of my head. We are winding up our minor league baseball season here in Idaho Falls and this is the last week of games. It’s fun, but I am definitely ready to give up sitting for three hours surrounded by ball-park food. Ugh! I hav... Read more

  • Time for a Reset -- Day 1

    9/2/2015 9:04:02 AM, by ALP1976

    I have decided it is time for a reset -- both mental and physical. It hit me yesterday when I was in my yoga class. I guess somehow yoga tends to give me a dose of perspective. Somehow, yoga truly allows me to appreciate so much. I feel more grounded and centered. Maybe it is because I sp... Read more

  • Life is Not a Competition

    9/2/2015 8:12:01 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

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  • Please DONT let this happen to U ... Save your HOME!

    9/2/2015 12:37:29 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Scary: My friend is losing her home for $3,500? I googled her address today 09/01/15 and I just cried. She purchased the house around the same time I did... I brought my house in 1999 and it was her who brought me to her realtor at REMAX and that's how I got MY house... ... Read more

  • Scary: My friend is losing her home for $3,500?

    9/1/2015 11:48:13 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Scary: My friend is losing her home for $3,500? I googled her address today 09/01/15 and I just cried. She purchased the house around the same time I did... I brought my house in 1999 and it was her who brought me to her realtor at REMAX and that's how I got MY house... ... Read more

  • GOOGLE your address to SEE your house, no joke

    9/1/2015 10:56:48 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    GOOGLE your address to SEE your house, no joke Seriously. Just on a WHIM I googled my address tonight on 09/01/15 and I pressed ENTER. Then I clicked on one of the sites and there was MY HOUSE photo taken in August 2014, WOW! I have heard of Satellite photos taken o... Read more

  • Beck Reboot Chapter 5 - Week 1 - Day 5 – I’d Eat Mindfully if I Hadn’t Lost It

    9/1/2015 10:28:55 PM, by CSHULLCSHELLS

    My mind that is! It has been a crazy day. It has NOT been the best day for being mindful about eating. Like sitting, I have a hard time with being mindful. I found this definition of mindfulness online: mind·ful·ness ˈmīn(d)f(ə)lnəs/ noun noun: mindfulness 1. 
the quality o... Read more

  • Reset day 93: I will NOT be defeated

    9/1/2015 4:33:50 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Yesterday was a trying day. I had a long meeting with caseworkers, care givers, and social workers regarding completing a new assessment which is now required in Michigan for my son Jack. The meeting consisted of 3 hours of questions to which there were three part answers. It was long, tedious an... Read more

  • Oops, did I fail?

    9/1/2015 2:59:27 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    Reading my friend ALP1976's blog, "Subtle Changes" had me reflect on my own journey. For over two years now I've maintained my weight. It did go up a little at the beginning of 2013 because of dealing with emotional stuff and getting in a new relationship, but then it went down again to what it... Read more

  • Subtle Changes

    9/1/2015 10:10:04 AM, by ALP1976

    It is amazing how things change. Sometimes it is obvious others it kind of sneaks up. I have been working very hard to find the subtle changes that have happened. I guess, in a way, I have had to. A lot of my journey has been the *behind the scenes* type of work. I have had to work very hard to... Read more

  • September 2015

    9/1/2015 6:47:42 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    I have decided to make things as simple as possible this month. 1) Going back to the basics of the food plan that has served me well. It is a modification of The Simple Diet. My "plan" involves lots of vegetables, some fruit, 5 servings of lean protein and a serving of carbs (prefera... Read more

  • Trail complete!

    8/31/2015 5:01:21 PM, by UP-2-ME

    After finishing up the Florida Keys trail in July, I took a quickie around Crater Lake. I wanted to do in in the last 10 days of the month but fell about half a mile short of completion. Maybe I'll wander back around to wap that one up today! On a more surprising note (to me), I finished up t... Read more

  • September Goals and August Goals Revisited

    8/31/2015 4:49:18 PM, by ALP1976

    Seems like August just flew by -- I kind of knew it would, but still. Wow. What a whirlwind! 198 Having the kids back in school is a mixed blessing for sure. One one hand, I love having a steady routine again. It really helps me focus on things. I have loved being back in the gym again.... Read more

  • Obesity is a SYMPTOM, NOT a disease!

    8/31/2015 3:00:51 PM, by _RAMONA

    In the article and video to which I link, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why our current approach will never heal the core issues that lead to obesity, and offers an alternative way of looking at obesity that can lead to real change. psychologyofe... Read more

  • Reset Day 92: Enough already

    8/31/2015 12:27:48 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    The weekend is over, my birthday has passed, and I am so ready to move into September! I am exhausted, a bit disappointed in my efforts in August and stressed. However, I just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Soon this point will be in my past, just another blip in the road map of my ... Read more

  • Beck Reboot Chapter 5 - Week 1 - Day 4 – Credit Worthy

    8/31/2015 11:41:50 AM, by CSHULLCSHELLS

    I will start by giving myself credit for sitting while eating yesterday. (If you read my blog, you know that sitting is very difficult for me.) Not only did I force myself to sit, but I discovered something about my silly condition that I didn’t understand until now; as long as I have something ... Read more

  • Deja Vu All Over Again

    8/31/2015 8:42:19 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    We all know what the term Deja Vu means. What I like to say when something repeats itself like we are experiencing it even ONE MORE TIME is "Deja Vu all over again." It sounds funny to me when I say it, but it means something to me. Anyway...... I reread some of my blogs. I saw some ... Read more

  • Tiny House IDEAS.....

    8/31/2015 5:18:44 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Tiny House IDEAS..... My PLAN = to build one in my back yard. Kind of like a tree house/Gazebo/Doll house for me to chill out/relax in.. NOT live in LOL... but I think it is a great idea :-) Tiny house in backyard. ... Read more

  • END OF AUGUST

    8/30/2015 7:14:15 PM, by ICECUB

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  • mom :)

    8/30/2015 3:05:59 PM, by -THINQ-

    213 524 403 i'm here! breathing in 403 414 and breathing out! it's been weeks!! since i've posted here, and only yesterday did our mad-at-us sisters finally come to visit mom. One talked to the hospice nurse, and finally believed that mom is going, not that we're not feeding her or someth... Read more

  • Recap of Weekly Goals

    8/30/2015 2:28:55 PM, by DALID414

    Here's how the week went: Sunday, I earned my 10 minute swim credit. Monday, I got to work and moved the planned boxes downstairs. I missed my TRX class because my sister was in the ER and I wanted to be available if she needed anything. Tuesday, I moved boxes at work (but not t... Read more

  • Sparky things

    8/30/2015 11:09:04 AM, by ALICIA363

    Running: I love mile 7. Around mile 7 is nirvana. I just looked up the definition. Yep, the last two long run Saturdays, mile 7-8 has been nirvana. My legs feel the runs afterward, even into the following day. I'm trying to drink more water, and the weight goal is now to hold my own. I j... Read more

  • Beck Reboot Chapter 5, Week 1,Day 3 – All Those Who Want to Succeed, Sit Down!

    8/30/2015 9:33:40 AM, by CSHULLCSHELLS

    This is the hardest part of all for me. Not because I am willful. Not because I want to continue snacking. Not because I believe that whatever you eat standing up doesn’t count. I know this sounds really weird but I HATE sitting. I have had Restless Leg Syndrome since I was very young (al... Read more

  • Good Week!

    8/30/2015 8:57:38 AM, by LSIG14

    Sleep patterns are still messed up - some nights I sleep for one or two hours and then when I'm so tired I can't keep going, I'll crash and sleep for nine! I always go to bed at the same time but don't seem to stay asleep unless I'm exhausted! Other than that, I am right back on track! I have... Read more

  • I HATE CANCER

    8/30/2015 1:03:58 AM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    Tonight my heart is breaking. I have a friend who has fought a hard fight against cancer and she is not winning. I read on Facebook that no longer opening her eyes, but her sister knows she can still hear as she reads the comments to her. I pray that she doesn't have to suffer much longer and tha... Read more

  • One year later, I FINALLY accepted the 6 oz portion of food, finally!

    8/29/2015 10:55:27 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    One year later, I FINALLY accepted the 6 oz portion of food, finally! Yep, it took a YEAR, a FULL year to finally ACCEPT my 6 oz. VOLUME of food.... not 6 oz. in WEIGHT but 6 oz. in VOLUME also known as.... use a 6 ounce container, then put food IN it and that... Read more

  • Brace yourself - FALL is coming

    8/29/2015 11:21:08 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    This time of the year has always been bittersweet for me. I have no idea why - nothing "traumatic" ever happened to me (outside of having to go back to school...) so I don't know. But for as long as I can remember I've always become a little depressed at the end of August and in my worst years the d... Read more

  • Beck Reboot Chapter 5, Week 1, Day 2: Any Diet Will Do!

    8/29/2015 9:25:17 AM, by CSHULLCSHELLS

    I love that Dr. Beck stresses that any diet will do! She stresses that the goal of every diet – no matter how fantastical – is to reduce the number of calories you consume. This is so important to remember, because it is not the diet fad that determines your success. It is your own ability to... Read more

  • When Change is S-L-O-W

    8/29/2015 8:18:47 AM, by ALP1976

    One of the biggest things I have come to the realization of is -- I am not going to ever be *done*. I remember back in the day, I would get grand delusions of working toward a goal and once I reached it, I would be done. This just isn't the case. It isn't. Every morning, I wake up and work o... Read more

  • Gazebos and Back Yard Ideas

    8/29/2015 12:25:08 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Gazebos and Back Yard Ideas This white Gazebo is Georgeoussssssss!!!! its me 334 Did I mention that THIS is my favorite? ummm I wonder how long it would take me to build this from scratch, by myself? ... Read more

  • E-CIG ... Your Body Immediately After Vaping an E-Cigarette

    8/28/2015 6:27:07 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Your Body Immediately After Vaping an E-Cigarette FOUND this article on yahoo.com https://www.yahoo.com/health
    /electronic-cigarettes-are
    -95-percent-less-harmful-1
    27733834827.html 227 227I am NOT promoting E-Cigarettes....227 227 227 I just happen to come acr... Read more

  • Isnt this photo just ADOREABLE... aaawwww

    8/28/2015 1:53:26 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Isnt this photo just ADOREABLE... aaawwww and this one.... okay and just one more :-) ... Read more

  • Reset day 89: from spotlight to the trenches

    8/28/2015 11:50:49 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Tuesday I had my moment in the spotlight. I danced on the stage of life. I basked in its warmth. I soaked it in. I enjoyed every minute of it (except the minute I saw the photos). Today, I am back in the trenches of life. I am not a spotlight person. I don't seek out the spotlight. ... Read more

  • Acceptance

    8/28/2015 8:31:54 AM, by ALP1976

    I have had a bit of a realization lately. First off I will say this, I have been back to the gym all week and I am SO HAPPY to be back. I lifted on Wednesday and attended the yoga class on Tuesday and Thursday. It was funny but as I was wrapping up yoga yesterday, I left class feeling such an app... Read more

  • The new Spark Start Page

    8/28/2015 7:31:06 AM, by CARBMONSTERII

    I, like lots of other Sparkfolk had the frantic, "Oh God, where are my goals?!!" moment when I saw the new Start page the other day. At first I thought, "they've removed all the stuff that is important to me. Oh no, what will I do?" (envision a dramatic hand to the brow of a tossed back head).... Read more

  • Beck Reboot Chapter 5 - Week 1 - Day 1 My Advantage Response Card

    8/28/2015 12:29:06 AM, by CSHULLCSHELLS

    When I was 40 years old and over 200 pounds I went to see an internist for a general physical. He took all of my vitals, listened to my heart, and then sat down with me to review my family medical history. And the list goes: Type II Diabetes (mom, brother, sister), Graves Disease (mom), Addison... Read more

  • Yesterday's Gift

    8/27/2015 8:51:56 PM, by ALICIA363

    As I walked and jogged, I came to a stretch with fuzzy acorns. I wondered about them, and then I saw this: I recognize those leaves: Burr Oak! I hear the burr oak is a treasured tree around here, but have yet to find anyone willing to dig the small volunteer one away from our house. One ... Read more

  • Using a more powerful computer (the brain)

    8/27/2015 6:02:35 PM, by OLDEROWL

    odays computers have become more powerful but the human brain is more powerful. But then like computers, the human brain does not preform well unless we remove any bugs and install good software. Some of the bugs your mind might have, that should be removed are: 1. believing that you are not go... Read more

  • Reset day 88: blah blah blah

    8/27/2015 3:13:52 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Yesterday was an awesome day. I logged over 25,000 steps on the fitbit. When you are a walker, not a runner, and work full time, that is a LOT of steps! I stayed on track with my food yesterday too! Yippee. Today those pesky bagels were back in the kitchen, but I did ok. I had my pro... Read more

  • Whiney morning lol!

    8/27/2015 9:03:20 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    So I usually log into SparkPeople 2-3 times a day. I used to do it every morning but when I started going to the gym that pretty much stopped. On non-gym days I try to avoid using the computer too much in the morning since I'm staring at a screen all day at work. So usually the first time I log... Read more

  • Beck Reboot Chapter 4: I Flipped My Own Switch!

    8/27/2015 1:15:39 AM, by CSHULLCSHELLS

    This chapter seemed to serve primarily as a pep talk – a last push of persuasion to those who might still be on the fence about deciding whether or not to follow the Beck program. In reading the “In Session with Dr. Beck” section I was struck by the memory of my own “aha” moment. I h... Read more

  • Back at it!

    8/26/2015 11:01:17 PM, by ALP1976

    Today was the second day of school for the kids. It has been soooo quiet around the house. Yesterday I went to yoga -- simply put, I love the class. Yoga makes me feel soooo good. Amazingly good. The class that my gym offers is perfect -- it is a 70 minute ashtanga yoga. I feel so much better,... Read more

  • Reset Day 87: That moment when....

    8/26/2015 3:06:49 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    We had our office Summer Staff party yesterday. I received an award for 10 years of service. I struggled with what to wear to the party which was being held at the local gardens. You know, summer dinner party at the gardens... cute summery sundress, comfy sandals... Well, the weather turned cool... Read more

  • 5K training continues at age 59 yeh!!!

    8/26/2015 11:37:01 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    5K training continues at age 59 yeh!!! I took about a 1.5 week break and now resuming my jogging and recovery walk.... why did I start running again? cause I missed it and its FUN! LOL 334 It is somewhere to GO104 and It is something to DO! 104 Do I care... Read more

  • Beck Reboot Chapter 3: I AM a thin person, therefore I THINK like one?

    8/26/2015 10:42:37 AM, by CSHULLCSHELLS

    Not very far into reading chapter three, I began to realize that I am a thin person in more than physical appearance. I am not one to often give myself credit, but the feeling that came over me as I read Beck’s list of questions was one of confidence. I have maintained my weight for more than th... Read more

  • The importance of reminders

    8/25/2015 8:34:06 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    Last Sunday I decided I would read Georgie Fear's Lean Habits again up to where I was (Habit 3) because I needed reminders. Reminders of why I was doing this, but also HOW. Last week it felt like I just forgot how to do it, and then, forgot why. I never told myself that it was useless and all fo... Read more

  • Beck Reboot Day 2 -- My Flabby Mind

    8/25/2015 9:15:20 AM, by CSHULLCSHELLS

    My “resistance muscle” got flabby! I know, because yesterday, I used it, and today I can feel it. It was like running for the first time after an illness when I am so conscious of every little thing – breathing, footfalls, pain. I was amazed at how many times I had to stop myself from... Read more

  • I ordered a CIRCULAR SAW today, yeh!!!!

    8/24/2015 4:39:02 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    I ordered a CIRCULAR SAW today, yeh!!!! I ordered it online just now from walmart.com and it arrives on Friday in 4 days. PRICE: $49.98 same product at HOME DEPOT was $59.98 and WHY did I order this Circular saw? Cause I want to BUILD some... Read more

  • Swim Report

    8/24/2015 12:03:53 PM, by DALID414

    Days 16 & 17 I skipped reporting last weekend since the lessons seem to have hit a point of redundancy. Practicing: -kicking -side kicks -breathing drill -free style After "mastering" these, the lessons will progress. I will post pictures again once I move on to the new stuff.... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge Signups are Open!

    8/24/2015 11:03:08 AM, by KATELJM

    Looking for a Sensible challenge? www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
    groups_individual.asp?gid=
    65592 I think the 5% Challenges are the sanest challenges on SparkPeople. Releasing 5% of your weight (assuming you have 5% to lose!) can make a marked difference in your overall health, and... Read more

  • Beck Reboot Day 1

    8/24/2015 9:17:53 AM, by CSHULLCSHELLS

    In reading Chapter 1 of Beck Pink, one phrase leapt off the page at me: “It matters every single time.” Beck listed this phrase as one example of an answer to sabotaging thoughts. I am reading the book for the first time during what is essentially a time of maintenance. But I have been gettin... Read more

  • Weekends...

    8/23/2015 11:31:23 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    I have this weird thing with weekends. Either I totally cruise through them without a problem and I do better in two days than in the five days spent at work before. Or, like this weekend, I just happen to forego absolutely everything I know and want and eat whatever I want just because I think I wa... Read more

  • Plateau

    8/23/2015 10:30:21 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    I did lose 1 pound this week. Yes, it felt like a small loss. Yes, I know it's normal. Still, I went looking for the science behind why our weekly losses get smaller. This was the best article I read. The Predictable Cycle of Weight Loss During the first few weeks of losing weight, a rapi... Read more

  • RAKES are on sale at walmart $7.00

    8/23/2015 10:25:23 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    RAKES are on sale at walmart $7.00 if you love your TOOLS now is the time to buy them... on sale girlfriend, yeh!!! what made me buy a rake today? I was outside in my front yard landscaping, raking landscaping rocks... yes another project.. its better than being bor... Read more

  • Progress!!

    8/23/2015 11:55:40 AM, by LSIG14

    Well, I am not setting off any celebration rockets yet because my health has been on such a rocky course lately but I sure feel better about how I am feeling this week. I have started two new inhalers this week and they seem to be helping a little. I am breathing easier and the A-Fib has been calm... Read more

  • Goals for the Week Ahead

    8/23/2015 9:51:26 AM, by ALP1976

    Starting week 11 in my Fitbook -- hard to believe 12 weeks have passed since starting it up. 41 Time goes so fast anymore.... This week has been the wind down for summer vacation -- another thing that has gone by extremely fast! 39 It has been busy with buying school supplies, school clot... Read more

  • Life. Happening.

    8/23/2015 6:19:45 AM, by ALICIA363

    Who is this woman? I don't always recognize her. She keeps running, regained pounds or no, and still looks pretty good! She is one stubborn, determined lady. Darling Benji chewed his right armpit raw. He was sentenced to eleven days in the cone. Tomorrow it comes off ... and DD starts c... Read more

  • Recap of Weekly Goals

    8/23/2015 1:10:04 AM, by DALID414

    Here's how the week went: Sunday, I earned a 10 minute swim credit. Monday, I stood at work most of the day. In the evening, I got to the TRX class; leg day. Tuesday, I took a rest day. Wednesday, I did a beach run in the morning and got to the TRX class in the evening. ... Read more

  • No Fooling

    8/22/2015 6:37:09 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    At lunch today, I wanted a half sandwich. My DD agreed to split an order with me. The restaurant charges $1 to split an order but both people get a side dish. The choices; Fries, Onion Rings, Frings (1/2 fries 1/2 rings) Macaroni Salad, Coleslaw or Fresh Fruit. I went there for the sandwich. A... Read more

  • Life

    8/22/2015 9:09:17 AM, by DEADCENTER

    Life is like a Kaleidoscope. When in focus it is beautiful and grand. When askew not so much. Little adjustments have a huge impact. Shoot for just a little adjustment and watch what a difference it will bring to your life. Be the Kaleidoscope! ... Read more

  • Book with words to counter self-sabotaging thoughts

    8/21/2015 5:31:47 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    Book Recommendation Dr. Judith S. Beck, The Beck Diet Solution, train your brain to think like a thin person. This book has been on my wish list but never reached the top priority of my to do list. Time to take action. This book is highly recommended by successful SP members of the "At Goal &... Read more

  • Today was a BANNER DAY!

    8/20/2015 11:16:41 PM, by TIFFFIT

    Today was a big deal. No, I mean for me--it was a REALLY BIG DEAL. Today I stopped being overweight. When I started this journey a year and a half ago I met the criteria for a diagnosis of Morbid Obesity, carrying an extra 120+ pounds on my 5'9" frame. This morning my weigh-in put me at... Read more

  • A Visual Journey

    8/20/2015 6:56:55 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

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  • Lean Habit No 3

    8/20/2015 12:26:46 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    So yesterday I spent the evening with my boyfriend and I forgot to read the third Lean Habit's chapter ONCE AGAIN. Terrible memory lol! I think it doesn't help that the book is burried under a pile of papers on my desk. Well, this morning while eating breakfast I finally remembered to read it s... Read more

  • Weighing In On The Scale

    8/20/2015 9:56:46 AM, by AUTHENTICALLYME

    I do not have an "official weigh-in day", have never had one my entire time here on SparkPeople and most likely never will. The only thing that comes close is when I get weighed at my yearly physical. The reason I don't have an "official weigh-in day" is to avoid going on the emotional roller ... Read more

  • BLC 29 Signups are now open!

    8/20/2015 12:32:18 AM, by KATELJM

    If you are ready for a challenge that will CHALLENGE you, then take a look at the upcoming BLC 29! sites.google.com/site/welcomet
    oblc/ Team mates tend to become great friends. The name of the game is "Participation, not Perfection." For more information, see the Frequently Aske... Read more

  • My new Backpack

    8/19/2015 6:50:33 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    Bought a new backpack for my vacation trip. It will carry bottles of water, sweaters and souvenirs. Thinking of our upcoming trip and that backpack has given me a new perspective. We leave in October, so I think I can reasonably lose another 10-15 pounds before we go. I think about carrying th... Read more

  • You can't have the cake and eat it too

    8/19/2015 11:17:00 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    Recently my favorite beauty blogger (www.maskcara.com) made a post about that expression and why she never liked it. My first language is French and I started learning intensive English when I was 11 (and now live in a town where maybe two people speak French, LOL) but I was never good with expressi... Read more

  • Back to the Gym!!

    8/19/2015 9:44:55 AM, by ALP1976

    I made it back to the gym yesterday... Body Pump class. Yeah, I am sore. The stairs and the toilet are my main nemesis today 20 The good news, I weighed in today and am officially down .8 from last week bringing me to a total of 4 pounds since starting Lean Habits. It feel... Read more

  • You and Self-Care

    8/19/2015 8:21:12 AM, by AUTHENTICALLYME

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  • Steady

    8/19/2015 5:52:29 AM, by DEADCENTER

    Sometimes finding balance means we have to fall! Reminder to self - Pick self up - Dust off - Carry on........ ... Read more

  • Balancing choices

    8/18/2015 12:17:22 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    Over a week without a blog entry! Oh my! What's happening! Hahaha at least I'm not polluting your feed everyday now ;P Last week was rough. I got into a terrible, huge fight with my boyfriend on Tuesday night and came close to ending the relationship. For two days we didn't talk - I wanted to t... Read more

  • Truth.

    8/18/2015 9:00:25 AM, by ALP1976

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  • Random Acts of Kindness .... Pay it forward, also be careful :-)

    8/17/2015 11:49:23 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Random Acts of Kindness .... Pay it forward, also be careful :-) We have all seen it ..... The policeman helping a homeless person A homeless person keeping his dog warm with a blankie A little boy helping an injured dog Giving a person with no shoes, a pair of sh... Read more

  • Here's my swimsuit !

    8/17/2015 5:02:52 PM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    A Sparkfriend asked about my swimsuit that I wore jumping off the roof of our pontoon... This is it ! ... Read more

  • Be Tougher than

    8/17/2015 4:01:31 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    There was a mountainous trail marathon yesterday. It was over 100 degrees so many of the runners were seriously struggling. The TV news interviewed one women who was resting in the shade of a tree. She talked about the heat and the difficulty of the course with the steep terrain. She talked about fe... Read more

  • Reset Day 78: Still learning and a slice of vacation

    8/17/2015 11:26:46 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Yesterday we celebrated my son's birthday with the family. There were bbq ribs on the grill, fresh corn on the cob, side dishes and of course cake and ice cream. As I ate, I thought to myself: the celebrating never ends. Life IS a celebration! The light bulb went on again. There seems to be... Read more

  • Not true, but funny just the same!

    8/17/2015 11:13:25 AM, by HELEN_BR

    Not true, but funny just the same! I needed a good laugh!! Have a great day!! 386... Read more

  • Lean Habits -- 5 weeks in

    8/17/2015 8:49:05 AM, by ALP1976

    There has been so much going on -- I can't believe that the end of summer vacation is staring me right in the face. It has been a mixed bag this summer. Very active, a ton going on and it went fast (as they always do). Today I have a meet and greet at the park for my little guy for preschool. I ... Read more

  • Feel Like You Have To Start Over

    8/17/2015 7:32:39 AM, by AUTHENTICALLYME

    There is no such thing as going back to square one, even if you feel like you're having to start over, you are trying again with more knowledge, strength and power than you had before. Your journey has never ended, it was just waiting for you to find it again.... Read more

  • Worth It!

    8/17/2015 6:00:25 AM, by DEADCENTER

    Remember anything worth it takes work. I'm worth it and you are too. Be more! Be Better! ... Read more

  • Beach and Intuition

    8/16/2015 10:19:50 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    Beach It's hot here, nearly 100. I knew I would not be able to walk the dogs tonight because it was still 80 at 10 PM last night. So we went to the beach with the dogs. We are blessed to have a beautiful, safe, off leash beach near by. It was 87 at the beach. Picture in my photos. We walked slowly... Read more

  • HAVE A GOOD SUNDAY

    8/16/2015 6:51:50 PM, by ICECUB

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  • Recap of Weekly Goals

    8/16/2015 2:04:45 PM, by DALID414

    Here's how the week went: Sunday, with no swim lesson scheduled, I took a rest day. Monday, I got to the TRX class. Tuesday, I stood at work all night. (Yes, at night.) Wednesday, I got to the TRX class, my legs were SO heavy on the treadmill (for the cardio portion). ... Read more

  • Not Going Low- (insert: carb, fat, gluten, etc.)

    8/16/2015 10:50:09 AM, by TIFFFIT

    I came across another SparkPeople member today who has decided to start her journey by going on a low-carb diet. As those of you who have followed me know, I didn't give up anything but excess on my journey (i.e. I eat whatever I want but just limit quantities) so I started thinking about the whole... Read more

  • Reflecting on the journey...

    8/16/2015 10:24:59 AM, by REDSHOEBLUE

    I have been reflecting on where I was compared to where I am today, quite a bit as of late! Where I was: I began this journey under another username back in 2008. I was active on Sparks until 2012--losing 45 lbs in that first round! I was working in a stressful job, working crazy hou... Read more

  • Advice for young People

    8/16/2015 9:57:49 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Leo Babauta of Zen Habits wrote a wonderful piece of advice for people in their 20's. I am 69 and I think the advice is good for people in their 30's also. You have a lot of time ahead of you to get your life right. See zenhabits.net/scary-20s/. Again, I will make a plug for my new team called ... Read more