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  • Man, I miss my computer

    6/28/2016 12:50:23 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    So. I've been Sparking via phone and today I'm on my hubby's laptop. Which on the the island has slow internet. But I thought I'd take a moment to say "hi" and write out some of the thoughts in my scattered brain. I've been trying to ponder what the heck I'm doing wrong and I think the answ... Read more

  • Looking for a new gym.

    6/28/2016 11:01:00 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I am looking for a new gym this week. Many people switch gyms at New Years when the holidays have been extra cruel to their bodies. Yet because of this the summer switch has extra good bargains.... Read more

  • De-cluttering Update... Sparking Joy!

    6/28/2016 9:34:12 AM, by ALP1976

    I posted awhile ago about going through the de-cluttering process with the KonMari method this book, like Lean Habits, has utterly changed my life! The difference with the KonMari method over other de-cluttering styles (FlyLady, I'm looking at you 211 ) is it goes by categories versus r... Read more

  • Reality check: at the gym, nobody cares about you

    6/27/2016 1:14:49 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    So I went to the gym this morning. At last. At last I had a full workout. I feel awesome right now. Truly I missed it. I moved to a new city on June 4th, a Saturday. I started my new job two days later (June 6th). The next day, I took a long walk around town, visited the library to make my... Read more

  • No News Is Good News??

    6/27/2016 10:21:53 AM, by LSIG14

    Still no answers on Hubby condition but he feels great. Blood sugar numbers have been fantastic and the doctor has taken him off medication for that. Finished out the antibiotic treatments Friday so hopefully the Lyme is done for. He has gone out to cut some wood this morning and told me to stop ... Read more

  • Sunday = PHOTOS = Painted my shower walls, YEH!!!

    6/26/2016 7:54:50 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Yep, woke up this morning thinking what project can I do today, can I use this day off effectively and have fun too? Answer: paint my shower lol. Started at 7am. photos of before and after. On Saturday 06/25/16 I repaired a rusted hole in my bathtub DRAIN area A... Read more

  • Weekly wrap up and looking onward to next week!

    6/26/2016 9:36:20 AM, by ALP1976

    This last week was a good one. I am enjoying the summer vacation so much! I truly feel like it is a breath of fresh air for my psyche. The school year was so adventurous to say the least toward the end, it feels so good to get a chance to allow my mind to relax. Don't get me wrong, having the ki... Read more

  • Run-Walk Report: 6.2 miles plus, for PURPLEGIRL22 and me

    6/25/2016 5:29:00 PM, by ALICIA363

    Attitude is everything. So today's? Well, I had promised myself I would "go" 10K today - 6.2 miles. There's a race series - BRIN - Born and Raced In Nebraska, and it appealed to me at the time it was offered, but (or should I say BUT, a big BUT!): It cost money. It required travel (I haven't... Read more

  • i Repaired a HOLE in my bathtub ALL by myself today, yeh!!!!

    6/25/2016 10:26:57 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    i Repaired a rusted HOLE in my bathtub ALL by myself today, yeh!!!! MY bathtub repaired ~ forgot to take pic of the BEFORE repair photo I will wait 24 hrs. for it to CURE before painting it white... tomorrow. 224 I am so happy and PROUD of myself 334 Goes to show yo... Read more

  • To create a habit, tell a good story

    6/24/2016 1:51:41 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    Leo Babauta wrote an excellent article a couple days ago on his blog: The timing for me was simply perfect. As I've said in my last couple blogs, my habits have been thrown out the window since I moved three weeks ago. Okay, not all of them, and to a certain d... Read more

  • WHOLE FOODS - lots of CHEWING dang lol

    6/22/2016 8:26:19 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    what I learned about WHOLE FOODS... lots of CHEWING dang lol girl I got home from work, took out my filled plastic food containers for dinner.. tuna fish 2.6 ounces, low fat mayo, shredded ice berg lettuce, carrots, shredded mixed cole slaw, catalina dressing, 2 hard boiled eggs.... Read more

  • Food containers trying something NEW today to keep things fresh and motivated lol

    6/22/2016 2:11:06 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    This entry today is really for myself... just wanted to share it here with you all .. Thought I would try something DIFFERENT today. I like exploring and trying different things or techniques to always keep my journey fresh and Interesting as I have a tendency to get bored s... Read more

  • Feels like I blew it...

    6/21/2016 6:19:24 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    I'm bloated. I gained weight (at least it looks like it in the mirror). I'm constantly exhausted. Since I moved I feel like I threw all my habits out the window. And in the last couple days it's been easy to feel despair and to blame myself, or to use the move as an excuse, or... In fact, ... Read more

  • Eat apples!

    6/21/2016 9:14:32 AM, by ALICIA363

    Yep, haven't seen any commercials for the blueberries and strawberries I've eaten lately. Or my peanut butter (NO SUGAR), either. Or even for the pre-packaged, pre-seasoned vegetables! Yay, fruits and veggies! 550 265... Read more

  • Trying to find a routine

    6/20/2016 11:44:22 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    So it's been two weeks since I moved. It feels like two months with all that we got done, lol. Last week was more and more tiring. I was pretty much just waiting for the weekend to arrive. I wanted to sleep in, to have some time to do nothing and relax, I wanted our apartment to be "done" and i... Read more

  • Still Anxious - But On Track Weightwise!!

    6/20/2016 10:56:58 AM, by LSIG14

    Another week of "watchful waiting" but still haven't seen much progress. I think there are too many doctor's involved in hubby's treatment who do not communicate with each other. Each specialist worries about their own specialty and isn't looking at how one issue affects another. The infectious d... Read more

  • New Fitbook, New Week, Fresh Start and Wrapping up

    6/20/2016 7:26:08 AM, by ALP1976

    I wrapped up my Fitbook Lite last week and decided to do another one 41 I did my measurements (still haven't weighed -- I have yet to buy another scale so I am not sure what my weight is right now) and was pretty excited to see that I lost 3.25" (1.25" in my waist, 1.25 on my hips and .75" on my t... Read more

  • Try

    6/20/2016 5:50:02 AM, by ALICIA363

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  • Which body are U designing?

    6/19/2016 11:06:05 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Which body are YOU designing? ... Read more

  • How Defining Moderation Can Help You Reach Your Health Goals

    6/18/2016 3:24:53 PM, by _RAMONA

    "Moderation is a process.... A rational adult knows better than to believe that every option under the sun needs to be at the table for life to be worth living. We maturely eschew certain things because we accept they aren't good for us.... Learn to accept that some things resist moderat... Read more

  • Taking inspiration when I find it

    6/18/2016 12:14:34 PM, by ALICIA363

    So I start my morning interacting with the world by reading a wee blog on spark 211 And I see this: It resonates with me, big time. And I realize it's just the prescription I need. I accept it as a personal challenge. I tell DD, "Don't interrupt me for ten minutes. I'll explain later.... Read more

  • The green tea cup exercise

    6/17/2016 7:25:29 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Try this exercise out. Andy Shaw in his book "Using a Bug Free Mind" describes the result of imprinting your mind with the general image of a green, tea or coffee cup two times daily. Continue your life as you ordinary would during the rest of your day. If you do this faithfully, then you will wi... Read more

  • Don't dispair, you have the power

    6/16/2016 9:43:51 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I haven't walked your journey, but I am sure you are a worthy and powerful person. God, or the universe, or however you define it made you human and as a member of the human race you have incredible power. If you lack confidence, it's not your fault that your mind is not trained to use your po... Read more

  • Something I thought would NEVER happen to me ...

    6/16/2016 9:26:00 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    SOMETHING HAPPENED THAT I THOUGHT WOULD NEVER, EVER HAPPEN TO ME EXERCISE ADDICTION Truth…. Let's get real here. MOST of my life I am like this So what made me change? Which CLICKED? Was it the tracking of my weight on a calendar in the bat... Read more

  • Not Every Day is Perfect

    6/16/2016 9:19:32 PM, by ALICIA363

    I am exhausted. I know I need sleep. I keep trying to get it, but our dutiful canine seems determined to make sure I don't get any significant blissful restorative unconsciousness. Just as I drift into that state, he disturbs me - does he need me to keep watch or something? Sigh. DH has beg... Read more

  • Got out of Hospital Today.

    6/16/2016 2:11:07 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    POEDAUGHTER7 is at last able to work out again after being in a hospital a week.... Read more

  • 06/14/16 wed = SWEAT ... I am so proud!

    6/14/2016 10:04:12 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    06/14/16 wed = SWEAT ... I am so proud! I know it sounds silly but I am Very PROUD of the sweat on my forehead after I came back from jogging and walking and 35 slanted push ups during break time at work outside. this is a close up of me sweating.. 104 (please excuse the reflect... Read more

  • Swamped, but hanging on

    6/14/2016 1:11:50 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    I used to highly value being super busy without a second to think. Now I despise it. I miss my calm, boring life, lol! But it's only been a week and a half since I moved and it's slowly settling. Truth: I am stressed, very highly stressed. Last weekend was fun but so tiring. We left Friday even... Read more

  • 06/13/16 Jogging + walking this morning + pushups

    6/13/2016 1:43:51 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    06/13/16 Jogging + walking this morning + pushups Truth be told, break time came at the office and I did NOT want to go running. It was cloudy outside at 10:30am The rain storm was about to come in Didnt feel like it Didnt want to Yes I can come up with excuses NOT to move my body lo... Read more

  • How to carry a weight

    6/13/2016 10:31:09 AM, by ALICIA363

    I guess I see people as icebergs - there's so much more than you see. And everyone's got something they're dealing with. How do you carry a burden? Do you groan and sigh and reluctantly and strenuously pick it up? Or do you joyfully and eagerly take on the task, ready to do your best? B... Read more

  • Recap of Last Week, Looking Forward to Next Week

    6/13/2016 8:50:47 AM, by ALP1976

    Last week was a mixed bag of meh. Getting back to the gym was pretty awesome. It has been a very long time since I have been regularly going, so being back feels like coming home in an odd way. The gym, I have to admit, it a happy place for me. I guess in a way it is nice to be able to not have ... Read more

  • Crazy Mixed-up Week

    6/12/2016 9:36:15 AM, by LSIG14

    Wow! When you just think you have everything under control, that's when God takes over and and all you can do is leave it in His hands! On Monday last week DH was feeling dizzy so I took him up to the ER and they immediately admitted him to the telemetry unit with a very low heart rate. They did ... Read more

  • June 11 -- Record

    6/12/2016 7:00:32 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    Food: 1355 Calories 8 servings of vegetables 6 lean protein 3 starch 1 healthy fat Very hot day and I think appetite was down. Movement: (no formal exercise) Errands to the south-- bank, post office, library,... Read more

  • Electronicked Out

    6/11/2016 7:56:36 PM, by ALICIA363

    I miss blogging on SP more, but frankly, I am electronicked out! I use computers and copiers every day at work, and they've become essential for many family life tasks as well. Between them and my phone, if I find any free time left over, I am sick of the machines! It doesn't help that now I ... Read more


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  • PHOTOS = WEIGHT CHECK 06/11/16 & FEAR ***

    6/11/2016 9:46:11 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    PHOTOS = WEIGHT CHECK 06/11/16 & FEAR *** = June 11, 2016 = Today's weight is 252.2 lbs 40 shocking! I purchased this book on eating for health and a video on how to cook healthy.... the video is for if and when one day I touch the stove LOL but seriously my ... Read more

  • The Beast

    6/11/2016 7:52:29 AM, by CARBMONSTERII

    Gosh, don't you just hate binge eating?! Does it make you as sad, disappointed and mad as it does me? A friend was blogging about binge eating, and it made me think about how I am dealing with it, because I seem to be getting a handle on it these days. My approach is to personify all those cravi... Read more

  • June 10 -- Record

    6/11/2016 7:51:29 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    Food: 1725 calories which included -- 10 servings of vegetables (3 of which were starchier) 1 serving of fruit 4 servings of protein Movement: (No formal exercise) Watered plants Straightened up & organized house and basement which included lots of up and down basement sta... Read more

  • PHOTOS = Weight check June 10, 2016 = 264.2 lbs. yeh!!

    6/11/2016 1:50:07 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    388 PHOTOS = Weight check June 10, 2016 = 264.2 lbs. yeh!! Food intake 98.9% of the time = veggies and protein and some fruit for: breakfast, lunch and dinner BREAKFAST on Friday, June 10, 2016 = consisted of: shredded lettuce, shredded cabbage which is laying UNDERNEATH t... Read more

  • Photos..Salad Ideas ... I asked for help & got it!

    6/10/2016 3:54:27 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Hi everyone, today is June 10, 2016 Friday 252 and yesterday I posted a question about needing ideas to add VARIETY to my new found love, salads... worried that I would get bored eating the same type of salad 3 times per day and the result was that I got ALL KINDS of ideas to add spice, flavo... Read more

  • June 2016

    6/10/2016 3:01:17 PM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    After once again trying it in May 2016, I believe that I don't really like intuitive eating all that well. My eating gets too chaotic too quickly and my food choices deteriorate. I did reaffirm some food choices and habits that do NOT make me feel good, so trying it again was not without some bene... Read more

  • June 2016

    6/10/2016 3:01:00 PM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    After once again trying it in May 2016, I believe that I don’t really like intuitive eating all that well. My eating gets too chaotic too quickly and my food choices deteriorate. I did reaffirm some food choices and habits that do NOT make me feel good, so trying it again was not without some bene... Read more

  • Continuing to Reframe the Way I Speak

    6/10/2016 10:53:40 AM, by ALP1976

    I have been here on SparkPeople for a looooong time. Almost 10 years (not counting the hiatus I took for a few months back in 2013) but really since 2007 I have been an active member here on SP. I enjoy it for the most part. I feel like a lot of my own personal growth has happened here. I've cer... Read more

  • Happy Friday, yeh!!!!!

    6/10/2016 8:50:42 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    good morning everyone 213 I am so PROUD of each and everyone of you! Hoping everyone slept well and woke up all bright eyes and bushy tailed, yeh!!!!! Happy Friday everyone and let's make it a wonderful, happy, focused, productive, active, eye on the prize, plan your food, fun-fi... Read more

  • Patience Grasshopper, Patience

    6/10/2016 8:02:13 AM, by CARBMONSTERII

    I guess, after well over a year on SP, I finally hit a mental epiphany: I wasn't making any real progress. At first I eagerly read the articles, viewed and did many videos, made friends who I still have, still care about and still want to encourage and support. But, I DIDN'T LOSE ANY WEIGHT! All... Read more

  • Photo... Weight Check this morning ... 06/09/16

    6/9/2016 10:45:26 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Photo... Weight Check this morning ... 06/09/16 Thursday I got a cell phone finallyyyyyyyyyyy... at age 60 yrs young... never too late to catch up to technoology LOL smiles. On my cell phone is a camera and I got an 189 idea this morning to begin taking pictures of my weight scale wit... Read more

  • The big move is done and I'm exhausted

    6/8/2016 7:19:28 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    So last Saturday I moved. It was a stressful week and now is another one, even more stressful. The move itself went well. My boyfriend got to my place Friday, we delivered some furniture back to people I'd borrowed from. The next day we finished packing, got rid of more furniture, packed up the... Read more

  • PHOTOS 06 08 2016 Slimming down, yeh!!!!

    6/8/2016 5:51:49 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    PHOTOS 06 08 2016 Slimming down, yeh!!!! RECENTLY I decided to buckle down and get more serious about my weight loss (I think I started like 3 weeks ago or so.... well the first week or week and a half was TRANSITION period of me fighting NOT to partake in Junk food, giving away my chips, ... Read more

  • Self Care Through Very Tough Times

    6/8/2016 8:10:07 AM, by ALP1976

    Summer is officially in full swing and I am loving it! We spent most of yesterday afternoon at the pool and it was awesome! This summer has been a much needed break. A big, deep breath after what these last few weeks have been. This school year has not been an enjoyable one for most of us. I kn... Read more

  • Day 1 -- Operation Time for Me

    6/7/2016 8:55:07 AM, by ALP1976

    I guess I am counting yesterday as Day of Operation Time for Me... I guess I have no other name for it than that 211 I did make it to the gym bright and early. I can go as early as 8 because of the Kid's Club for my Little Dude and I made it there that early yesterday. It was awesome.... Read more

  • May Review and June Goals

    6/7/2016 7:18:24 AM, by AMYBELLES

    When it takes me a week to write my goals blog at the beginning of the month, that is a clue that my month was not as successful as I expected it to be! I only made four goals for the month, and unfortunately I did not accomplish all of them. Here is the summary with my reflection/explanation. ... Read more

  • Just sayin'

    6/6/2016 8:38:24 PM, by ALICIA363

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  • my breakfast and Lunch today... photo

    6/6/2016 3:32:10 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    06/06/06 = my breakfast and Lunch today... photo My salad includes: one HOT cup of regular tea with lemon juice in it and sugar free subsitutes 469 one 2.6 ounce packet of tuna fish made with LOW fat mayo one half of a tomato diced up 2 slices of ham (cold cuts sliced up... 98... Read more

  • Getting Ready for the Week!!

    6/6/2016 8:18:57 AM, by ALP1976

    Sitting here drinking my morning coffee, the house is silent and I had a realization... I made it!! I survived my daughter's graduation. I even made it in one piece and didn't cry *too* much. It was a nice day, about 70 degrees. There was a small gathering of family and friends for her and hopef... Read more

  • Right Back to Where I Need to Be!!

    6/5/2016 10:10:38 AM, by LSIG14

    I have gotten so far behind on my responses to Spark Friends get-well posts and for that I apologize. I had DH's laptop at the hospital but it was awkward to type, so I read every post and my friend feed but waited to get home for the rest. I am slowly catching up but if I have missed anyone, I am... Read more

  • An excellent GGS article on control

    5/31/2016 12:27:25 PM, by WUMPASTAR
    s-jeans/ I fell in love with Girls Gone Strong maybe just a month ago. I'd always heard about it but never checked it out. I guess it didn't help that I didn't REALLY fall in love with the weight room at the gym until February or M... Read more

  • Health Update

    5/31/2016 10:17:17 AM, by LSIG14

    Just a quick note today to say thanks to all of you who have been concerned about me - I will have to stay in the hospital for at least one more day. I doing so much better - Congestive heart failure let to an over-abundance of fluids building up but IV's with extra potassium (and I'm not sure what... Read more

  • Goals for June :)

    5/31/2016 7:52:57 AM, by ALP1976

    Summer vacation is here -- big breath in, out. Ahhhhh... that feels awesome, I have to say. To say that the last part of this school year sucked would be about the biggest understatement like, ever. I am so happy that it is over!! I am ecstatic that I managed to survive it. Now, here I sit, on ... Read more

  • Photographs and Memories

    5/30/2016 11:58:37 PM, by AMYBELLES

    The A&I Week 4 Bonus blog is: May is National Photo Month. Do you like to take photos or look at old photos? If so, what types are your favorites? What photos bring back special memories? I really wish I had more time to spend on this blog! I absolutely love taking photos, and when I am in... Read more

  • What Memorial Day Means to Me

    5/30/2016 9:59:03 PM, by AMYBELLES

    Our May challenge ends on Memorial Day so we were asked to blog about Memorial Day. Does it carry any particular special meaning for you? How will you celebrate Memorial Day? As a child and through many years of my adult life, Memorial Day weekend was mostly time for us to spend working in our... Read more

  • Celebrating the NSVs: not buying chips

    5/30/2016 12:29:30 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    I've had a very stressful, emotional weekend laden with a bit of depression. Okay, I spent the whole afternoon and evening in bed Saturday. That hadn't happened in a very long time. It came from NOWHERE. I think it's a combination of things. I've accumulated frustrations all week with both my p... Read more

  • Just a little low today

    5/30/2016 9:13:53 AM, by CARBMONSTERII

    Feeling inadequate because of what someone (client/customer of about 12 years, not a family member or dear friend, but still a long time acquaintance) said about my customer service and level of concern. I know I should blow this off, realize that people and what they need/want can change over time,... Read more

  • Back at It

    5/29/2016 5:50:36 PM, by ALICIA363

    Selfie after Thursday's walk-run. Silly me, I thought I'd get back to running as soon as the time changed and I had more daylight. But it didn't work like that. Even though I know I like running, and I wanted to get back to it, without a more specific plan or goal, it didn't happen. T... Read more