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  • This is when it could unravel.......

    5/5/2015 4:23:42 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I got back from vacation Friday night. A week in Florida on Marco Island behind me. I was a bit worried about the week, however, I did AWESOME! My friend I went with wanted a place with a workout room when we booked this trip - so we are somewhat on the same page. I must admit, I only visite... Read more

  • Mellow Positive Mood

    5/5/2015 3:01:34 PM, by BADGER-GAL

    I'm in a spell right now of mellowness - groovy, man - and it is great. I'm doing fine with food, moving forward with moving! But not very moved to be in touch with teammates. I want to be sure I don't convey a case of the blahs. All is much better than that. I'm letting it be for... Read more

  • Would rather be somewhere else, but......

    5/5/2015 2:45:23 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    ........a few things have been accomplished, work search-wise..........extended my workout, but I'm not sure I'll get outside for a walk as I fear my usual seasonal allergies are about to kick in again (I did stock up on OTC meds, though, for the "long haul")....... 101... Read more

  • 5/5- It's finally spring!

    5/5/2015 10:53:31 AM, by JES_IN_ME

    This past weekend I was actually able to keep all the windows open during the day and enjoy spending some time outside. After a winter that started in November, it was definitely a good feeling! Leaves are finally starting to show up on the trees and the grass is turning green. My mood and energy le... Read more

  • Is this what a plateau feels like???

    5/5/2015 8:51:29 AM, by TIFFFIT

    Ugh, what a frustrating few days. Although I've been at or very close to my calorie target, my weight has gone up, up, up over the last few days. I know I'm not actually gaining weight, but aside from a couple of saltier-than-usual meals I'm not really sure why the scale is climbing. Of course, ... Read more

  • Talking to myself

    5/4/2015 9:02:30 PM, by ALICIA363

    MRSFANCYLADY had a featured blog post the other day, and I found this in her photos. 304 Today, when I wanted to give up and dive headfirst into the candy basket, being my own friend helped. In fact, when I treated myself that way, I was touched in such a way that it told me, I'm usually m... Read more

  • Yard Work

    5/4/2015 6:06:57 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    Spent most of the day mowing my front and back yards. 379 Tomorrow I need to trim some tree branches, that make mowing difficult. They hang down and I have to bend down as low as I can so my hair and/or hat don't get caught. One of the trees is in my neighbor's yard, but the branches hang in... Read more

  • Walking Meditation...In Beauty May I Walk........

    5/4/2015 12:24:17 PM, by WILLOWB4

    In beauty may I walk… In beauty may I walk. All day long may I walk. Through the returning seasons may I walk. Beautifully will I possess again. Beautifully birds . . . Beautifully joyful birds On the trail marked with pollen may I walk. With grasshoppers about my... Read more

  • One more humiliation to go.........

    5/4/2015 6:25:21 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    ......and as painful as that may be, I only hope that I *can* do that.......... 198... Read more

  • Day 33 - The Sarah Project

    5/3/2015 6:43:10 PM, by CHEFKAMALII

    I want to post a blog every day. I really do. But sometimes I just can't. I read a great blog a couple of week ago about how one lady explains how Lupus makes her feel to her best friend. Here's a link to it: www.butyoudontlooksick.com/a
    rticles/written-by-christi
    ne/the-spoon-t... Read more

  • Swim Report: Day 4

    5/3/2015 6:24:18 PM, by DALID414

    I was a bit more nervous than I was last week. I'm blaming the earthquake we had at 4am. It wasn't big, but we live pretty close to the epicenter of it. Notice how I'm holding on to the edge of the pool while Steven is giving me instructions: I just can't seem to let go. We practice... Read more

  • SNEAKY CATS

    5/3/2015 6:08:42 PM, by ICECUB

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  • Roller-coaster.......

    5/3/2015 1:45:22 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    Geez Louise, the mood swings - and I'm pretty sure it's NOT the hormones, but the stressful situation! Another horrible day of allergy discomfort and ornery computer behavior............weather would have been beautiful if I were in the mood to even acknowledge it, much less appreciate it......... Read more

  • Ahhh...the weekend....???

    5/3/2015 12:48:28 PM, by TIFFFIT

    Warning--pointless ramble ahead... 41 Weekends can go either way for me. On the one hand, they're a great time to refocus, plan a week, get my shopping done and finish up some errands. On the other though, it can tend to be a time for me to clean up leftovers, and by clean up I of course m... Read more

  • Stalled again!

    5/3/2015 9:33:34 AM, by LSIG14

    After all the excitement of reaching my walking goal this week I came to a screeching halt yesterday. Another trip to the ER led to the end of my streak. I was working on the Walk About Goal and discovered that it was getting much harder to do the strength exercises as well as the walking. The con... Read more

  • Recap of Weekly Goals

    5/2/2015 9:14:33 PM, by DALID414

    Here's how the week went: Sunday, I got to the gym for the Body Pump class. Before bed I did day 26 of the Squats Challenge. I needed to do these two things with as much time in between them as possible! Monday, I did day 27 of the Squats Challenge. Tuesday, I moved boxes at work. ... Read more

  • How to attain a "bikini body"

    5/2/2015 8:42:01 AM, by ALP1976

    How to get a "bikini body" Oh, and don't forget..... Yeah, it is pretty much that simple. - You don't need to crash diet - You don't need to buy an expensive powder "superfood" - You don't need to go on an intense 30 day workout regime - You don't ne... Read more

  • motivation

    5/2/2015 1:51:20 AM, by JHARMON31

    I'm a 35 year old male who is about 45 lbs out of shape. I don't know how this happened I played sports in hi . I stay active buy three lbs won't go àway. If anyone has a idea just to get me started in the right direction please let me know... Read more

  • Happiness

    5/1/2015 4:56:16 PM, by CARBMONSTERII

    "Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you'd left open"-John Barrymore A co-worker handed me a small calendar page today with this quote. It was for yesterday's date. The page also had a photo of a horse, in silhouette, in a barn, with his head out of the stall, looking to... Read more

  • Calling a Do - Over

    5/1/2015 1:57:59 PM, by VAN1956

    Remember when as kids something didn’t go exactly as we wanted, we’d call “do-over “and we got another chance? Yesterday was a hard day for me. I was constantly craving sweets after having mistakenly had a pre-sweetened cereal for breakfast. This started the ball rolling. Fortunately... Read more

  • Another successful month in the bag!

    5/1/2015 10:06:49 AM, by TIFFFIT

    Since I'm part of the Daily Weigh-In team we are constantly checking in on each other and supporting our successes, but the "first of the month" weigh-in is always special. I've made it my goal now to lose just 5 pounds per month; that seems reasonable and do-able and I don't have to go overboard t... Read more

  • Real Beauty......

    5/1/2015 8:25:58 AM, by WILLOWB4

    “Beauty is the illumination of your soul.” ~John O’Donohue~ Real Beauty is Energy. It flows from within. The key is acceptance. Accepting is healing. We are all beautiful. But if we don't see and believe it in ourselves, how can anyone else?! I tell myself I Am good enough... Read more

  • Substandard existence officially begins.......

    5/1/2015 7:24:51 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Yesterday did end with dignity - I'll just leave it at that - the less I say at this point, the better...... I have a strategy and plan in place to try to keep sane (whether or not it'll make any difference remains to be seen).........the key here is NOT to be at home for as long as possible du... Read more

  • Be back in a week!

    4/30/2015 11:00:43 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    So I'm ready to move! Everything or almost is packed up. Most of my day yesterday was spent doing that on and off before I had to go to Langenburg to a client's place, and I took a break after supper. Today I slept in (ugh...) so I bailed on my run, fail. But, I spent the day finishing the packing. ... Read more

  • Convene the Committee!

    4/30/2015 7:44:12 PM, by ALICIA363

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  • TBT....A Letter To My Teen Self....

    4/30/2015 12:50:37 PM, by WILLOWB4

    “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. ... Read more

  • Getting ready for Dad

    4/30/2015 11:05:22 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    We are heading to NY today to celebrate my cousin's daughter's communion this weekend - I am really looking forward to it and so are my boys but it also is bittersweet because as my older son was talking about this morning, it will be the first family event/celebration that Grandma won't be at and h... Read more

  • Why We do what we do?

    4/30/2015 9:09:08 AM, by DEADCENTER

    Well I have not a clue. Nor the magic pill. Drive and determination I do not lack. All the answers I do, Simple but yet hard. I move in the challenge. I workout out everyday at some level. Maybe a Sunday off here and there. But that is very infrequent. The push up challenge is a real... Read more

  • Last decent day on earth.........

    4/30/2015 4:44:52 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    .......for the foreseeable future.........I just hope the day ends with DIGNITY (not like what I witnessed on Tuesday)........ 234... Read more

  • Did This Today

    4/29/2015 9:27:13 PM, by ALICIA363

    Yay, me.... Read more

  • How many more appointments can I manage

    4/29/2015 1:32:14 PM, by LIGHTNINGRUNNER

    If you have been reading my blogs, you know I visit my chiropractor that does Graston and ART on my lower body at least 1 month. He suggested I go see a Physical Therapist to help figure out what was going on with my lower body. Since then I have stopped running in order to heal up. Her initial d... Read more

  • Day 29 - The Sarah Project

    4/29/2015 12:54:32 PM, by CHEFKAMALII

    I know, I know. I've been MIA for a bit. Truth is, my trip was a lot harder on my than I anticipated. It took me until the weekend to catch up on sleep, then I had to catch up on chores (unpacking, laundry, cleaning, etc). I am still trying to learn balance when it comes to activities like this ... Read more

  • Garening for dummies

    4/29/2015 11:24:17 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I really want to try to take better care of our yard and lawn and start some basic gardening A the only problem is I have NEVER done it - I have always wanted to but either lived in the city or worked too much and didn't have the space or time. Luckily, now I have both plus I think it will help with... Read more

  • Garening for dummies

    4/29/2015 11:09:50 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I really want to try to take better care of our yard and lawn and start some basic gardening A the only problem is I have NEVER done it - I have always wanted to but either lived in the city or worked too much and didn't have the space or time. Luckily, now I have both plus I think it will help with... Read more

  • Weight loss strategies

    4/29/2015 10:32:04 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    I just read James Fell's new article: http://www.bodyforwife.com/t
    he-caloric-deficit-cheat-s
    heet/ I really liked it. I felt proud. Why? Because I realized I'm following every single one of his tips for weight loss and maintenance. I don't always agree with the guy (when he goes on soc... Read more

  • Unrelenting stress........

    4/29/2015 5:23:58 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    I witnessed something that I REALLY SHOULD NOT HAVE SEEN yesterday morning - I don't care if you apologize afterwards - that could have been handled PRIVATELY so NOBODY else could have been impacted by it!! Even though my fate has been sealed, seeing that was not necessary - unless it was intended ... Read more

  • April Report Card

    4/28/2015 1:05:56 PM, by ALP1976

    Ok so not quite the end of the month, but close enough 20 I decided to up the ante a bit in April and I feel like I have been pretty successful. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=5905701 I set some pretty realistic process goals that I wanted to... Read more

  • Hyper inactivity

    4/28/2015 11:26:17 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    Pardon my French, but I need to put my $hit together. So yesterday I worked for two hours at a client's, then I spent the rest of my day - from 11 to about 4 in the afternoon - finishing Orange is the New Black. Now watching two entire seasons of a show in three days is not exactly what I call ... Read more

  • Never Judge

    4/28/2015 6:53:12 AM, by ALICIA363

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  • On cruelty........

    4/28/2015 3:45:58 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    The hammer comes down on Friday - am feeling closed in, and like a complete loser :( :( Having TWO visits this week and I am NOT PLEASED ABOUT THAT! May have to take evasive action.........sheesh! It's not like either of those visits will help my crisis - in fact, both visitors are EMPLOYED,... Read more

  • 28 Days

    4/27/2015 9:25:19 PM, by ALICIA363

    ...until open house for DD's graduation. But who's counting? I am. Mt. St. OhMyGawd is alive and well. When I posted a picture of the new couch on FB, MOBYCARP quipped, "The view from Mt. St. OhMyGawd?" I replied it was the view from a nearby mountain range ... actually, thanks to creative... Read more

  • A weekend on the couch

    4/27/2015 12:17:23 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    Lazy, lazy, lazy weekend. Oh how I enjoyed it. Friday night we went to a town 20 minutes over to watch my boyfriend's cousin's band who was playing there. We had a really good supper before (at home), and even dessert after, and I was full. I had a glass of wine there, and that's it - even th... Read more

  • Homemade Granola Bars

    4/27/2015 9:58:07 AM, by TINAJANE76

    I have an enormous sweet tooth that I do my best to placate without derailing myself from my health and fitness goals. I love the convenience of granola bars as a tasty snack, especially with a nice cup of espresso. I've been working off of the following recipe for the past several months to make my... Read more

  • Wasn't feelin' it, so I didn't do it........

    4/27/2015 4:47:36 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    ........the walkathon yesterday, that is......... Not to worry - I did give my donation, which was what I always intended to do (heck - now more than ever I NEED the tax deduction)........... About 10 minutes after I arrived, a horrible sensation set in - and it was like, suddenly, this ev... Read more

  • Swim Report: Day 3

    4/26/2015 5:53:21 PM, by DALID414

    I got to the pool early to attempt negotiating my pool time, but there's a waiting list of almost 20 people, so for the month of May I'm keeping my time slot. The instructors' 12pm student didn't show up so he was wading (new term I learned and attempted to do, but I kept sinking) in the pool.... Read more

  • HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY.

    4/26/2015 3:52:06 PM, by ICECUB

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  • Weekend Wrap Up

    4/26/2015 2:48:23 PM, by ALP1976

    I would be lying if I said that this week wasn't busy 198 I managed a ton of activity this week but only made it to the gym once. I am genuinely enjoying the PiYo as I feel a lot more flexibility and my hips aren't hurting as much 244 I didn't get any intentional exercise in yesterday but agai... Read more

  • My niece, the gymnast

    4/26/2015 12:47:31 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    My niece Becca was in her third big gymnast meet yesterday and she placed 3rd overall out of 65 girls - I'm so proud of her - for doing well but also for her attitude. She loves and enjoys it and it helps her be healthy - her words. She is a very healthy 10 year old - eats healthy, loves salads and... Read more

  • Stopping to smell the lilacs

    4/26/2015 12:24:22 PM, by ALICIA363

    I grew up in a 900-something square foot house, with two parents and four siblings. In our backyard, I found freedom and solitude. And a row of lilac bushes. The smell takes me back to times I felt at peace. And the smell is nearby, because it is lilac season. I already know the lil... Read more

  • Getting Out Of My Own Way......

    4/26/2015 11:39:24 AM, by WILLOWB4

    "I am committed to my own growth, expansion and happiness. I am determined to break through and be the cause in my life that can heal my body and release anything that holds me back from my highest and truest potential. I am the cause! I am the placebo! I am who I say I am! You are ... Read more

  • Family Dinner

    4/26/2015 9:46:40 AM, by REDSHOEBLUE

    Last night we went to out to dinner with my husbands family! We were celebrating a birthday..so cake was involved! I knew where we were going a head of time so, as we had eaten there before, I had thought about what to order, to still keep things sensible for my calorie range, and not bust my diet ... Read more

  • Overeating Restaurant Meals!

    4/26/2015 7:11:18 AM, by LSIG14

    This has been a wonderful week for visiting with my daughter but a complete bomb for eating healthily! Everyone wanted to see her while she was here so the easiest way was to go to a restaurant for meals and have groups meet us there and visit! Well, anyone who knows me knows that I don't do very ... Read more

  • Sunday

    4/26/2015 4:51:51 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Finally broke that team point "drought" in a BIG way - I get the message loud and clear! One of the big point wins was for a "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge" team - sent quite a message to yours truly, as I have been seriously struggling with that issue lately! The other was for one of my wal... Read more

  • Recap of Weekly Goals

    4/25/2015 7:10:18 PM, by DALID414

    Here's how the week went: Sunday, I hopped on the Spin Bike before the Body Pump class, the class felt really tough, I was out of breath after each set. Monday, I moved boxes at work (with sore arms, they felt SO heavy), walked the block around my nephews' school before picking him up,... Read more

  • Attention

    4/25/2015 8:29:59 AM, by ALICIA363

    Wednesday night, in the midst of a few days of food challenges, I went to the store. I saw the customer-service gal of whom I am very fond. “You’re getting too skinny,” she said, not knowing of the small and recent upward trend in my weight. Her comment didn’t bother me. I guess we... Read more

  • Two Grand ??

    4/25/2015 6:58:00 AM, by VAN1956

    Recently I've been hearing about a new app for Apple and Android phones called TwoGrand. I've checked into it, and basically it's a photo journal with a social aspect to it. Instagram for food. I have to admit it does sound interesting to me and I think it may be something Spark might look into doi... Read more

  • UNRELENTING misery!

    4/25/2015 5:41:36 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Took to bed before 6PM and did NOT bother with dinner - AGAIN! $#!@# computer keyboard is so $#!@# sluggish - much slower than my fingers - typing is becoming horrendously frustrating (since I've always been good with the keyboard this is driving me nuts!)......... Right now I feel like th... Read more

  • Grocery shopping: do it alone

    4/24/2015 8:06:05 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    About three times per month I drive to Yorkton to buy some groceries at the Canadian Superstore and run some other errands, usually at Value Village and Dad's Organic Market. It's an hour drive from where I live which I'm willing to make, because here the only grocery stores are pretty small and the... Read more

  • Starting Over and other updates

    4/24/2015 3:59:25 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    I need to start over on my dieting and exercising. I'm doing great with just drinking one Pepsi 222 a week (on Sundays). I've really been craving salty things lately. Actually just Sour Cream and Onion Pringles. I admit I was eating them way too often. Decided to buy sunflower seeds. It ta... Read more

  • This is a test.....

    4/24/2015 2:56:09 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I am going on vacation. I am stressed. The before vacation stuff, work, home, commitments..... is pushing me towards the edge. How to get it ALL done before I go? I still have to pack, figure out what I am bringing (summer things for warm weather which are still packed away from winter), take th... Read more

  • Color Your World.....

    4/24/2015 11:28:22 AM, by WILLOWB4

    "Always show the you in you that makes you the you that you are." ~Chidinma Obietikponah~ 334 *Whew* that's a mouthful!!! lol Good Morning and TGIF SP!!! It's a beautiful (windy) day in the neighborhood! I'm painting..letting my 'true' colors shine......yes, I like my blacks, my whites... Read more

  • :( :( :(

    4/24/2015 7:01:29 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Continuing computer issues (and I can't send it out for professional work, either) - and this $#!@#@ JOB SEARCH is literally driving me NUTS! One good thing I did, though - I told spouse NOT to buy a particular sweet treat that's been driving me crazy! Seemed to be on board with the idea - I d... Read more

  • Listening to my Body

    4/23/2015 10:19:55 PM, by ALP1976

    Ugh, I have been taken down by a pretty massive head cold. I am really fortunate because I don't get sick. Like, rarely. My son, bless his little heart, decided to share his germey-germs with me and here I sit. Blech. Despite the head crud, I have managed to get in some pretty decent exerci... Read more

  • Swim Lesson Homework

    4/23/2015 2:26:59 PM, by DALID414

    Not wanting to leave it to the last minute, I went shopping for my swim goggles after work yesterday. Thought I'd share a few that I tried on: After a few "serious" try-ons, I got a bit silly: And the winning pair: I'm REALLY hoping that having my eyes open un... Read more

  • Hungry, hungry, hungry!

    4/23/2015 11:23:37 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Ever have one of those days where you wake up hungry? Well I am having one. I ate normally yesterday, had a balanced, good dinner - I shouldn't be hungry - but when the alarm went off, my stomach was rumbling! I got ready for work, ate my breakfast - but am still hungry. It was as if I never ate... Read more

  • A rainbow of goals

    4/23/2015 11:10:15 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    I think one of the main reasons people will "fail" with their weight loss plan is because they only set one goal: losing weight. Losing 10 pounds is one of my goals. It was the first one that came to my mind - but right now it feels more like a guideline than an actual goal. I rarely think about m... Read more

  • Tiny Changes....

    4/23/2015 10:52:29 AM, by WILLOWB4

    "Those tiny changes we make now, can lead to stepping-stones, which, in turn, can lead us to make bigger changes in our wider worlds." ~LF~ Good Morning All! I truly believe this. All the little changes I'm implementing now are having a ripple affect. Not just the physical...the mental/emotional... Read more

  • I've REALLY gotta get my act together.........

    4/23/2015 4:39:07 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    .......won't say much more on this, but let's just say some things have occured that are really scaring me (not health-related, thankfully - I'm doing well on that score).......... MUST. TURN. THIS. LIFE. AROUND. MUST! START! NOW! NO! EXCUSES! (not even my employment a... Read more

  • Accepting the Low Points Too

    4/23/2015 12:09:26 AM, by TIFFFIT

    Today marks 13 months since I changed my lifestyle, and last night was a crummy night. I can honestly say that while I have been far from perfect (I have issues with using that word anyway) I haven't felt regret for my indulgences...until last night. We went to a ball game to see the Texas Rangers ... Read more

  • Sex, Drugs and Milk Chocolate

    4/22/2015 10:30:38 PM, by ALP1976

    I stumbled upon this pretty epic piece and thought I would share and share my thoughts. www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-ma
    rgaret-leitch/why-fad-diet
    s-dont-work_b_7069388.html "'I hate chocolate' said no one, ever. Sex, drugs, and milk chocolate. Has it really come down to this? ... Read more

  • Push yourself

    4/22/2015 11:38:45 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    I probably blog too much here. LOL I think I mostly use it more as a journal for myself than as a way of sharing stuff, but whatever. I'll try to keep my entries shorter in the future :P This morning I fought with myself. A lot. I finished James Fell's book - it only took me two days to read it... Read more

  • The A B C's of me

    4/22/2015 9:49:13 AM, by VAN1956

    This game was posted by one of my Team Leaders on her blog here. I Thought it was kind of a cool way to get to know me. Feel free to Copy / Paste the list below into your comment, delete my answers ,and fill in yours. A - Available or married: Married B - Book: The Color of Magic ( Terry ... Read more

  • It's My Spark-iversary: One Month

    4/22/2015 9:24:38 AM, by BADGER-GAL

    Wow! It's already been a month ago today that I came back to Spark. It seems that I've also come back to learning and relearning more about myself. What a surprise I've been getting when I read my nutritional report at the end of each day. It isn't always very well balanced fat/carb/protein-wise.... Read more

  • Crossing fingers - and wanting to toss a computer out the window......

    4/22/2015 5:05:39 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Won't say more about the "finger-crossing" situation - I feel somewhat superstitious and don't want to "jinx" things......... As to this $#!@@ computer - need to figure out why I'm suddenly having so much browser trouble! One product won't allow me to do one thing, and another is acting up wit... Read more

  • Some Thoughts About the Scale...

    4/21/2015 11:00:41 PM, by ALP1976

    www.facebook.com/MamaLionStron
    g/posts/791913420903855 Some wise words from Mama Lion Strong: "Topic: Weight Gain In the last few days I've seen a few women who have anxiety over five pound weight gains. On December 23rd, 2013 I threw my scale in the garbage. I have not weighed mys... Read more

  • Rethinking food

    4/21/2015 10:12:23 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    Next Friday I'm going to analyze the food I've tracked so far (it's gonna be two weeks then of watching it better), excluding last weekend which was hectic and included some restaurant food. I've already started looking at it extensively and taking notes. I'm a big data person. Now I know weigh... Read more

  • 420 calories of food amnesia

    4/21/2015 8:14:43 PM, by ALICIA363

    Stupid corn chips on the work counter. But I didn't eat from the candy basket. I will give myself credit there. One day at a time. One choice at a time. 381... Read more

  • GET SERIOUS!!!

    4/21/2015 5:25:46 PM, by HILLRUNNER

    GET SERIOUS, REALLY!!! I mean it!!! We don't take breaks from our health. We make healthy choices EVERY DAY!! Getting serious means to throw the excuse list out the window of a fast traveling car and loose it for good!! This is our health, our lives, our today AND our tomorrows! ... Read more

  • Zoe's Kitchen

    4/21/2015 12:28:06 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Today I went to Zoe's kitchen for lunch after a gorgeous morning outdoor workout - I've only been to one once but they just opened one near us and I have been excited to go. It's a Mediterranean based fast, casual restaurant - today I had the Quinoa salad which was very good. The reason I wanted ... Read more

  • New food plan

    4/21/2015 10:50:57 AM, by GRAYCATBIRD

    I've been thinking a lot about what kind of food plan will work best for me. I'm finding now that what I'm doing is actually working -- who knew that i could already be doing something right? 30 But because of my diabetes, it would be helpful for me to make a few tweaks. The problems: My port... Read more

  • How to be a real and true friend

    4/21/2015 8:40:15 AM, by EPRESLEY23

    How to Be a Real and True Friend I spent most of my child hood alone. I didn’t enjoy much being around others. I was advanced in intelligence for my age, and I didn’t get along with most other kids. They were making mud pies and I was trying to plan my trip to outer space. In the early teen... Read more

  • How I Lost 90 Pounds (40.82kg) So Far

    4/21/2015 7:44:34 AM, by CHERYL_ANNE

    Things I do every single solitary day: Use a digital kitchen scale and measuring spoons to portion out my food. In fact, my greatest success has come from this. (My eyes are bigger than my stomach and I will over-serve myself). Track everything I eat and drink. At first I really needed t... Read more

  • My Little Corner of the World

    4/21/2015 7:11:49 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    This is a follow-up to a previous blog entitled, "Doctor Visit." 67 I went on a vacation to Florida ! The sunshine, beautiful scenery, and relaxed recreational time with my husband was very therapeutic ! (Note: I already take high potency Vitamin D). We have already booked a vacation in t... Read more

  • Muddling through and plugging right along........

    4/21/2015 4:11:14 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Am reaching out and getting my name out there..........have an appointment this week.........didn't get a promised email, though, so I'll need to follow-up............ R#!@#!, though..........someone bought an overly tempting food item last night - sheesh! And once again, computer is still not... Read more

  • Reflexions

    4/20/2015 11:15:51 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    Yesterday I finished reading the book/essay on happiness I'd been reading for two weeks. I always read really fast, but for this one I had to go slow because I was taking regular pauses to think about what I just read. So this morning I started James Fell's book "Lose It Right" that I bought on... Read more

  • Day 20 - The Sarah Project

    4/20/2015 9:22:23 PM, by CHEFKAMALII

    I'm back from my conference, and it was sooooooo AMAZING!!! I wasn't able to post or track because there was no wi-fi and absolutely no t-moblie service outside of my hotel room... which I spent less then 6 hours in each night. There go my April streaks, lol! I'll be back on track tomorro... Read more

  • A Life of Courage and Grit

    4/20/2015 11:50:37 AM, by BADGER-GAL

    Our daughter has a physical disability. The first neurologist predicted that by her age now (30+) she would be using a wheelchair full-time. She wore braces from age 5 on. She has had terrible, nearly immobilizing hip pain for a number of years. The orthopedic surgeon last year didn't want to do... Read more

  • Monday's Musings....Inner Voice

    4/20/2015 10:24:58 AM, by WILLOWB4

    "Choose to listen to your inner voice. – Life is a courageous journey or nothing at all. We cannot become who we want to be by continuing to do exactly what we’ve been doing. Choose to listen to your inner voice, not the jumbled opinions of everyone else. Do what you know in your heart is ... Read more

  • Monday......

    4/20/2015 8:53:29 AM, by ALP1976

    ....aaaaaaaannnnnnd it's Monday...... Ever have one of those weekends you wish just wouldn't end? Yeah, that was this last weekend. My honey got home Friday night and it was great to see him. Saturday we hung out, had a game night with the older kids and yesterday I binge r... Read more

  • c**p still gets shoveled on me........

    4/20/2015 4:25:05 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Heard some news that, while not really impacting me, still has a psychological impact (and of course, it's not a *good* impact)..........now there'll be another type of person who I may be likely to resent while I'm still trying to fix my "bad patch"........... C**p still gets regularly shovele... Read more

  • c**p still gets shoveled on me........

    4/20/2015 4:25:01 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Heard some news that, while not really impacting me, still has a psychological impact (and of course, it's not a *good* impact)..........now there'll be another type of person who I may be likely to resent while I'm still trying to fix my "bad patch"........... C**p still gets regularly shovele... Read more

  • Newfound balance, or the art of calming down

    4/19/2015 9:57:54 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    Outside of the circumstances, this weekend was a GREAT weekend. Friday night I made a huge shepherd's pie - I had too much and had to separate between two dishes; I froze one of them, we had half of one for supper and I put the other half in containers for the weekend. Saturday morning I w... Read more

  • Swim Report: Day 2

    4/19/2015 7:39:26 PM, by DALID414

    First off, my instructors' name is: Steven I asked the receptionist, since I couldn't for the life of me remember what it was. I decided to do my gym thing before the lesson, so after cleaning up I decided to wear my swim suit with pants over just in case I was late. I arrived about 1... Read more

  • Great workout even without running

    4/19/2015 4:25:44 PM, by LIGHTNINGRUNNER

    I am so lucky I have a great husband who helps me when I have to stop running. This morning we got up and drove to a trail to do a bike ride. It had been so long since I had been on my bike. I managed to get in 30 miles better than the 20 miles I had planned for. I will have to keep up the... Read more

  • And I'm a rock star!

    4/19/2015 1:58:53 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    A month ago I signed up to participate in the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5k. Our office is one of the sponsors of this event. I must admit I felt like I SHOULD participate. I wasn't sure I wanted to. When it came time to order our shirts - one of the younger, skinny girls in the office said ... Read more

  • Silly Sunday Fun: About Me

    4/19/2015 12:17:41 PM, by TIFFFIT

    A - Available or married: Married B - Book: The Count of Monte Cristo C - Cake or pie: Cake D - Drink of choice: Cappuccino E - Essential item: Pebble watch F - Favorite color: Teal/Salmon G - Game to play or watch: Cricket, curling H - Hometown: Newport News, VA I - Indulgen... Read more

  • HAVE A SUPER SUNDAY

    4/19/2015 10:53:21 AM, by ICECUB

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  • Self-Knowledge

    4/19/2015 10:41:27 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    Over the past several years, I've read a lot of blogs on Spark as well as other websites. I guess I've made the process of making positive change like a hobby and a personal study. I like to experiment on myself and also get information from others on what has made a positive difference in their... Read more

  • State Tournament

    4/19/2015 9:03:42 AM, by CARBMONSTERII

    We had lots of fun yesterday-Hope we do well today. Mobile SP app won't let me add photos so those will come later.... So here I am, back at home. We didn't win any money today, but we had fun anyway. Here's us, waiting to go in to eat after 6 games of bowling. My friend Lisa & I each won some mon... Read more

  • Bat Mitzvah Day reflections

    4/19/2015 8:57:41 AM, by ALICIA363

    "I want to write a blog, but I haven't found a way to do it," I say to my writer husband. "Everything I did yesterday is so special and close to my heart, there are no words for it. And people don't understand, and misconstrue it, and take it out of context." In his semi sleep-deprived state,... Read more