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  • Gods Day

    5/29/2016 1:29:45 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed send out love light joy and happiness prayers and blessings hugs... Read more

  • Gods Day

    5/29/2016 1:29:43 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed send out love light joy and happiness prayers and blessings hugs... Read more

  • Race day eve!

    5/28/2016 9:45:38 PM, by TIKITAMI

    It is raining. Pouring, so much rain. I have accepted the fact that I will be a drowned rat tomorrow and I'm ok with it. Tomorrow is my first official 10K race and I've got the normal ("what am I doing?!", "10K is far, what was I thinking?!", "YAY my first 10K!") thoughts running through my... Read more

  • Update

    5/28/2016 2:14:43 PM, by TEEZIE

    Well I have not been able to workout for the past week and a half. I had been experiencing swelling and was not sure why. I finally went to the doctor. Diagnosis it as..... my medicine was doing it. So they changed my medicine. I only take one pill once a day. So its amazing that it was the cause. ... Read more

  • Amish Star

    5/28/2016 12:47:02 AM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Good day, fun block, no sleep. Two out of three ain't bad. ... Read more

  • Saturday

    5/27/2016 11:48:49 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Got my brothers biopsy today see euro surgeon on tues finally after months of yelling and complaining hugs... Read more

  • Shopping for Camping

    5/27/2016 10:14:30 PM, by SSMITH762

    So those last two blogs I posted were supposed to be posted earlier this week, but for whatever reason, the app wouldn't post them. I think it's due to the internet issues we've between having this week. I'm currently obsessed with preparing for Girls Camp in a couple of weeks. It's 4 days with ... Read more

  • Yummy chicken with Basil

    5/27/2016 9:54:25 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I made pizza last week and someone mentioned in a chat about using chicken as a crust and it inspired me. I was out running errands today at lunch and wasnt hungry, so grabbed a side salad from McDonald's. It was right beside the Kwik kar where I got and oil change and my car inspected. Beca... Read more

  • Clothes Shopping is fun

    5/27/2016 9:52:08 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I found out old Navy had a 40% off sale this weekend and also stopped by maurices and Ross stopped by a couple of other stores too, but didn't pick up anything from them. I love clearance racks, I picked up a long sleeve workout shirt form old navy for $1. Whohoooo, hopefully won't fit when... Read more

  • DD and Chris Walking in Pennwood State Forest, CT

    5/27/2016 5:05:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    Darn, I had sunglasses on. I forgot. It is one of my pet peeves when people get photos taken with sunglasses on. I broke my own rule! chris... Read more

  • Railroad Crossing

    5/26/2016 9:37:16 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Computer bugs are giving me fits. Getting information in took an hour longer than it should have. Tomorrow will be an easy day though - packing up and finishing paperwork. Today's block - Railroad Crossing - reminds me an awful lot of yesterday's block. It is less detailed and much simpler, ... Read more

  • What is faith?

    5/26/2016 9:25:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Putting fork down between bites

    5/26/2016 6:42:49 PM, by --MAY--

    Hey everyone, I have not written in awhile, I am still on this journey, slow and steady! Am gonna put my fork down between bites and count to 10 before I pick up my fork!! Read this on a blog a couple years ago, and it worked, till I forgot!! When I ate dinner tonite which was 2 scrambled eg... Read more

  • Finlandia Light Swis only 57 calories a slice

    5/26/2016 6:16:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    I always love this cheese. But when I ate it I thought I was "cheating" and eating way too much. It could start off a binge from the idea, "Oh I blew it, I will eat other things, too." Now that I know it within my calorie range, I can stop at 3 slices! Maybe with a piece of fruit. chris... Read more

  • Soul Searching

    5/26/2016 4:24:13 PM, by SHELLYMCPHAIL

    Since my last blog I have done a lot of soul searching. I decided I would not go back to the IP coach until I was mentally ready. I have gained a few pounds in the short time period, but a lot of stress has had my routine out of balance. I saw the doctor yesterday and gave him a month's worth of foo... Read more

  • Lady Gaga's "meat dress" in comparison to the veggie dress in my other blog

    5/26/2016 11:05:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    it is real meat! OMG! chris Thank you, CHERRIET. I had not seen this before. I will take the veggie dress over this any day! chris... Read more

  • Charting my fatigue & huge thank yous to my sparkfriends who have motivated me for the past 8 yea

    5/26/2016 10:55:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    A few years ago, GRAMMACATHY taught me a system for monitoring my fatigue. 304 She also taught me about pacing. 58 If I am very fatigued I could just do something for 10 min. , rest, repeat. Hopefully by good healthy habits about clean eating and daily exercise and using certain supplements ... Read more

  • Feeling sooo tired.

    5/26/2016 10:31:45 AM, by 4GIVEN

    I was sick from Saturday through Monday and finally started feeling better now my 10 year old son is sick. Don't know when the last good nights sleep was. Everyone please pray for a speedy recovery for him.... Read more

  • Rocky Road

    5/25/2016 10:11:04 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Woke up this morning thinking it was Saturday...not good when there are still 3 days of work left. Then I lost my id and credit card during lunch. Luckily, the restaurant manager found them and held them for me. And the goldfish ate another guppy. Can't wait for this weekend; I'm awfully tired. ... Read more

  • Happy Hump day

    5/24/2016 11:13:21 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    The whole reason my brother is so ill is neglect from his dr. the hospital refuses to treat him and the accidents at the rehab have a great day... Read more

  • Support needed please!!!

    5/24/2016 10:39:42 PM, by BRATTY_ME27

    I have been a smoker most of my adult life. As of 2pm today I (hopefully) smoked my last cigarette. I could really use support as I try to kick this bad habit- without regaining the 49.5 lbs I've lost. In the past when I've quit I have eaten everything I could get my hands on. I know quitting i... Read more

  • Propeller and Scot's Plaid

    5/24/2016 10:13:43 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    I spent all day yesterday thinking it was Wednesday...such a pity it wasn't. I could get right alongside tomorrow being Friday. Yesterday's block - Propeller - was fun, nice, and easy. Very much enjoyed it, even though the diamonds are a bit distracting. Today's block - Scot's Plaid - ... Read more

  • Still unhappy that you lost only one pound? See this.

    5/24/2016 6:50:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    a pound of fat And I just thought this picture was a bit different! chris... Read more

  • Using mints and cucumbers to lessen overeating.

    5/24/2016 6:18:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    3. Use a mint to master portion control One of my biggest challenges is eating just enough to the point that I get full. I have the tendency to overeat so one way I fight this is by having a mint or chewing gum once I feel full after a meal. Because of mintís strong scent, it naturall... Read more

  • The power of a migraine and I'm so ready!

    5/24/2016 4:43:22 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This morning I woke up with a very positive attitude and thought about the last couple of days. It's amazing how a migraine can really overshadow your thoughts and bring on such negative feelings. I let a comment that was supposed to be encouragement get twisted in my mind and come out as a put down... Read more

  • A prank on the ark

    5/24/2016 1:45:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here he comes. Give me half a dozen (feathers).... Read more

  • Cleanliness is next to --I forgot!

    5/24/2016 11:36:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    I don't really hate cleaning, my fatigue just gets in the way and then things pile up and I get "down." chris ... Read more

  • May 23-29 Workout Schedule

    5/24/2016 8:48:31 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Upper Body Rollercoaster Tuesday - 4 Miles, Blast N Burn Wednesday - Cardio Ball Thursday - 4 Miles, Mobility Yoga Friday - Hydraulic Lower Body Saturday - 5 Miles, Upper Body Rollercoaster Sunday - 3 Miles, Meditation Yoga... Read more

  • Registered for the race and being dumb

    5/23/2016 7:39:34 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I finally got entered into the race for the weekend, I was worried that we had missed it but they finally got the site working again so on Sunday I'll do my first 10K. I laughed at my husband afterwards, I picked a race that doesn't give out t-shirts or medals to do my first 10K. Grrr...at least ... Read more

  • Toxins making skin break out.

    5/23/2016 6:17:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am having lots of rosacea on my face. And just under each eyebrow there is a dry patch--small but it won't go away. I have seen a dermatologist. He gave me an antibiotic cream for the rosacea. It works fairly well. He says they don't even know why it works. He keeps checking the 2 littl... Read more

  • It's done!

    5/23/2016 5:59:32 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • harness for my cat, Cujo?

    5/23/2016 11:49:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    I used one before. I left it on him and it cut his skin, needing stitches! I had no idea it was cutting him Poor kitty! Kitty Holster is one. Is that a good one? Thanks, chris... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey Part 3.5

    5/23/2016 10:15:22 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well the roller coaster ride is nearing the end. This morning I achieved the weight loss goal that the surgeon set for me to be at prior to surgery. So I went into the clinic for an official weight and it was even lower. I love their scale. Usually it is a pound lower than mine this time it was ... Read more

  • Renaissance

    5/22/2016 10:18:23 PM, by KATRICK528

    I(left) spent the day at Scarborough Faire Renaissance Festival with my niece (middle) and sis-in-law (right). My niece loved the dress I bought for her to wear for it. I even had a dress for my sister-in-law so we all dressed up. It was a long and exciting day. I was so exhausted when I got hom... Read more

  • Basket of Chips

    5/22/2016 9:47:26 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Okay, I'm still sick of making basket blocks, but this is chips - now I just need a salsa bowl block. ... Read more

  • wish I could figure out the new cropper!

    5/22/2016 8:52:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    I changed the banner a little on my sparkpage. Now it is really fuzzy. I guess I blew it up too big. But I had it smaller and there was black on each side. When it first appeared, it had multiple images of the daffoddils. That was OK but I thught I could make it fit better. I see other p... Read more

  • I can do this!!!

    5/21/2016 5:46:17 PM, by 4GIVEN

    Weighed in today and I am finally starting to lose. I haven't had time to workout because I've been busy helping clean and remodel my moms new house and that's been a heck of a workout lol... Read more

  • Army Star

    5/21/2016 2:21:00 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Today is the Fitbit Challenge day. I woke up early enough to get all my hourly steps in, and and about 30% done with my daily step goal. Gonna get it done! I do like this block pattern. Wish I'd had it when I made the Quilt of Valor for my friend's son. It's a nice block and would look good... Read more

  • Budgeting progress

    5/21/2016 12:51:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    This past year has had some huge , unpredicted expenses. 198 Several thousand dollars actually. It could not be avoided. But as the year went on, I knew I was heading for trouble. I was beginning to panic actually. My priority was getting this condo in shape for a big move. Always in the back of ... Read more

  • Crow's Nest

    5/20/2016 10:37:10 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    First move in fish died today - no idea why, though. I'll take the water to be tested tomorrow. Today's block - Crow's Nest - is quick, easy, and the seams don't interfere with each other. I quite like it. ... Read more

  • Cauliflower pizza is delicious

    5/20/2016 8:42:28 PM, by SSMITH762

    I've made it once before, but didn't bother squeezing out the liquid, so the consistency was different. It's much better when ita been squeezed out. This crust was a bag of frozen cauliflower, nuked for 4 minutes, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of parmasan cheese, red pepper flakes, and my fav Italian seasoning... Read more

  • Long Day

    5/20/2016 10:09:56 AM, by KATRICK528

    Today is going to be a long day for me. First, I did not get to bed until 12:30am, but this is due to a change in my World of Warcraft Raiding schedule. I also had to get up at 6:15 instead of my normal alarm of 6:30. This is the first week that I have been getting up at my 6:30 alarm instea... Read more

  • Advice needed

    5/20/2016 1:35:44 AM, by BRATTY_ME27

    I work some pretty crazy hours- an upcoming 2 days will be 7a-1p, 10p-7a, 2:30p-10p. Now my problem with this is after I sleep between the shifts my body wants to go back to breakfast and have all 3 meals again- this means I'm eating 3 days worth of food in 2 days. I'm barely staying in calories a... Read more

  • Building Blocks

    5/19/2016 10:03:13 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    The kids cleaned out their aquariums today - and I wound up with another group of homeless fish. If I keep teaching this class, I'll wind up with a house full of aquariums and a goldfish pond in the backyard. Today's block is Building Blocks. I've had problems with joining up squares in the... Read more

  • I need to remind myself that I love my family

    5/19/2016 9:53:42 PM, by SSMITH762

    Look a pic of us as kids to remind myself that we had fun growing up..... Why remind myself I love my family? Because I'm sick of being the unpaid maid and cook for my brother and his son. At least my brother has made rent the past couple of months, but he hasn't helped with bills for 2 mont... Read more

  • Sure, I can do that and that....and that

    5/19/2016 4:32:26 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Last night I joined the marketing committee for the local farmer's market. It's a good group of people and they needed help with their social media marketing so I took it on. I'm looking forward to promoting the market and seeing it grow. More growth for them means more customers for me so win wi... Read more

  • Gel Pens

    5/19/2016 3:39:57 PM, by KATRICK528

    I love pens. I love to write in multiple colors and on various color pieces of paper. Because of gel pens previously named Milky-ways you could write on black and they were awesome. Now there are Milky Lunar pens that are hard to find. It has been years since I have used them and I have been tryi... Read more

  • Chisholm Trail

    5/18/2016 10:50:10 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    My poor little girl kitty. She was so excited for me to give her food, that she put her paw right underneath my foot and I missed seeing it. No harm done, but then I took the lid off the fish tank to clean it and she went jumping up like she normally does. That was one wet kitty cat. Hopefully tomo... Read more

  • My backyard is a jungle!!! And weight loss advice

    5/18/2016 6:36:28 PM, by SSMITH762

    So my nephew's chore is to mow the backyard. Has he done it in the past month? No because he lost the cost to the electric mower. Hurumph. Also, I'm so excited, someone else volunteered to go to Puerto Rico for the confer3nce, so I don't have to go. It was too last minute for me and I like to pla... Read more

  • Need motivation!!!!

    5/18/2016 1:44:47 PM, by 4GIVEN

    I am trying so hard but I just can't get motivated to workout. I stay so tired and don't feel like doing anything. Grrrrr. I wish I had someone here to workout with cause I hate doing it by my self,it's no fun.... Read more

  • Home again home again jiggity jig

    5/18/2016 12:29:55 AM, by TIKITAMI

    Vacation is over and I'm back to work. It was a lot of fun but as always it's nice to get home and I really missed my husband. He didn't come with me, since he grew up close to Disneyland he went many times as a kid. I always joke that it was part of our wedding vows that I never make him go aga... Read more

  • Actually, I like the beach best toward the end of the day.

    5/17/2016 11:45:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    So many people go to the beach in the hot sun. I hate that part of the day. I love being near the water in late afternoon and early evening. Mostly on Cap Cod. chris... Read more

  • Crockett Cabin

    5/17/2016 9:49:51 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    I keep thinking this week is almost over - except it has barely begun. It's the lack of sleep that's causing me problems. Working on solving that problem. Today's block - Crockett Cabin - was another quick block to make. I didn't nest all the seams, or spiral any of them, but the block works... Read more

  • Going to Puerto Rico, maybe

    5/17/2016 7:14:41 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I got a call at work today asking if I want to for to Puerto Rico for a training next week. Honestly, I'd rather not go, but I feel like it's a good opportunity. And I've never been there, so that'll be fun. But while my nephew is a teen he's not responsible enough to be left alone in the... Read more

  • So incredibly angry.

    5/17/2016 3:37:42 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    So, last night while I was getting my meds ready for the morning, I left my reading glasses on. As I put the two separate doses in my hand, I noticed writing on the pills. So I looked at the writing. Then I compared the pills in each bottle, to what the bottle is labeled as. So, for the past 2 -4 ... Read more

  • summer....

    5/17/2016 1:13:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • April accomplishments

    5/17/2016 12:49:20 PM, by LIONESS627

    NEW FOOD: Annie Chun's Brown Rice Pad Thai noodles NEW ACTIVITY: Bokwa Zumba (dancing out letters of the alphabet as the teacher calls them out) NEW BEHAVIORS: still not consistent enough with anything in particular and will continue to work on this ... Read more

  • Diamond Panes

    5/17/2016 12:26:52 AM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Sleep? What's that? Got to work on finding out and getting some. Hopefully soon. Enjoyed today's block, though. The pattern vaguely reminds me of the Union flag. ... Read more

  • Long days

    5/16/2016 10:17:07 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Started with therapy at 8 am then 4 different stores, watch the grand kids, work on the riding mower, and did my workout. Now 14 hours later I'm ready for bed. Yes we have long days sometimes but it was still a good day. ... Read more

  • Anyone else love their crockpot?

    5/16/2016 1:52:10 PM, by SSMITH762

    I maybe have a bit of a love affair with my crockpot. It made me fajitas yesterday and today it's making me rosemary crusted pot roast. I may sometimes stray to my food processor, but I think my crock pot understands it's just a fling. ;) I should probably take better care of it though. The temp... Read more

  • May 16-22 Workout Schedule

    5/16/2016 8:37:38 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Hydraulic Lower Body Tuesday - 4.5 Miles, Upper Body Rollercoaster Wednesday - Blast N Burn Thursday - 4.5 Miles, Mobility Yoga Friday - Cardio Ball Saturday - Hydraulic Lower Body Sunday - Cellcom Half Marathon, Meditation Yoga... Read more

  • Today, I did up my bra: Success!

    5/15/2016 10:02:08 PM, by SHIBI_HUNTRESS

    Today I did up my bra. For the longest time, I've been using a bra extender to help with my back pain and because I'm clearly a larger person. To give you an idea, the bra size I ended up with was around a 46C. I could never deal with bras that caused my fat rolls to spill out over the s... Read more

  • Two more Blocks

    5/15/2016 9:06:48 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Yesterday's block was Envelope. Yet another one hour block (well, two blocks). So much better than Friday's Minnesota. I just kept putting it off until late. Today's block is even easier - Grandmother's Choice II - with fabric saved from a friend's quilt. I have the dark and light rev... Read more

  • Loving my new water bottle and crock pot fajitas

    5/15/2016 8:39:36 PM, by SSMITH762

    I picked up a new Britta hard sided 22 ounce filtered water bottle from amazon this week. So far I'm loving it. It easy to sip from and the water tastes fine. Its also nice that its 22 ounces rather than my other 32 ounce bottle. So I walked the dogs while my nephew was in choir practice at chur... Read more

  • A May pole before the dance--first time I ever saw this

    5/15/2016 2:43:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    Have you ever seen a May pole dance --or participated ? ... Read more

  • In the merry month of May...

    5/15/2016 2:29:31 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Time to start...over

    5/15/2016 1:20:39 PM, by 4GIVEN

    I've give up too many times to count. But as of yesterday I am gonna bust my butt and lose this weight. Its funny how a new hairstyle and a little makeup will get ya motivated but it did for me. I CAN do this!!!!... Read more

  • Have you set up personal goals on your start page? With personally chosen graphics...

    5/15/2016 7:31:04 AM, by CTUPTON

    I see the list of goals I personally set up and I see photos I chose to remind me of my goals. Have you done that? I am way better at setting this up than I am of actually accomplishing the goals.... but at least the goals hit me in the face each morning! If I did not do this I am afrai... Read more

  • more....goal photos that pop up on my start page

    5/15/2016 7:22:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    See previous blog -tells exactly where(and how) these photos pop up on my start page ... Read more

  • Some of My "Goal Board Check In" photos.

    5/15/2016 7:18:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    On my start page these photos pop up to remind me daily of my goals. If you don't know where I have these photos: See the START PAGE. On the left is a huge NUMBER 2. For yours, click on the blue words about goals. Two areas pop up, on the left is a list of the goals you set up f... Read more

  • Having the best vacation ever!

    5/14/2016 8:40:06 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Still on vacation but thought I would pop in. I've had a great few days and will be back home late on Monday. Lots of walking and healthy eating! On the first two days we walked over 20K each day, that was kinda cool. The first stop of the day was to get mouse ears for the twins. There were... Read more

  • Singing

    5/14/2016 8:24:59 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    I'm so happy! I found a karaoke app. I didn't realize how much I missed singing until I started again. I saved a few songs, but I'm not totally happy with them. I need to practice more. www.smule.com/recording/anna-k
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  • Feeling human again

    5/14/2016 1:32:53 PM, by SSMITH762

    Ugh, so shark week started this morning. I always feel like crap for the first half a day or so, then feel a bit better gradually, by the second day, I feel fine. So since it hit this morning, no 5k for me. It was raining and I was cold, nauseated, cramping, and headachy. So I spent my morning mo... Read more

  • I got out on a nature trail!

    5/14/2016 12:43:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    It has been too long since I did this. I had such a great time. Went with our DD. chris 295... Read more

  • Am I now a genuine political activist?

    5/14/2016 10:15:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am in the Friends of the Library group. The library floods, is built on a flood plane (!) on a tiny lot. The workers there have tons of ideas and work hard to bring people of all ages into the library. There is just not enough space. So we are trying to get a new library or update this one. ... Read more

  • Love this dressing as a marinade for chicken

    5/14/2016 9:54:17 AM, by CTUPTON

    Kraft Italian Vinaigrette made with Olive Oil 41 4 Now I have a second favorite--and easy! 30 --way to cook my chicken breasts. Prudohmmes (spelling?) chicken spices was my favorite up to now. And I still love that. I buy a huge package of boneless chicken breasts, marinade them, a... Read more

  • Minnesota

    5/14/2016 12:50:34 AM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    I hate this block. Not the look or color, just the block as a whole. If I were looking at one made by someone else, then I would probably really like the look. However, with 97 individual pieces that have to been put together in a precise pattern to make this one block - it's just not worth the th... Read more

  • Exciting times!

    5/13/2016 7:37:16 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    So, I won a contest, where you get $250 toward craft items. I don't know if you've been following my blog posts or not, but I have a LOT of crafting items! lol So, I ordered a dress form for myself! I also got a few bobbins for my boats shuttle, and a band shuttle for my inkle loom (that I got for... Read more

  • I think i'll take the old dog to the 5k tomorrow

    5/13/2016 9:56:24 AM, by SSMITH762

    She'll be a lot better behaved :) my 2 year old pittie is a lot more excitable. In any case, things are still going well. My skin is so much more clear when I give up sugar, soda, and fast food. You know? I was up late last night, so I had a low carb cheesecake in a mug, bug a few bites satisfie... Read more

  • The Booby-Belly Test

    5/13/2016 1:09:24 AM, by SHIBI_HUNTRESS

    An old friend told me about this test and it made me feel a little better about myself at the time, but now I'm actually using it as a measurement tool! 1. Straighten your posture 2. Approach a wall that is 90 degrees to the floor and keep walking forward 3. Either your belly or your boobs ... Read more

  • Broken Dishes

    5/12/2016 10:29:30 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Last night was a theatre night - and the block that was scheduled couldn't possibly have gotten done in the hour that I had to sew - so I swapped blocks from one day to another. If anyone has a chance to see A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, go! It is hilarious. Just sad that my theatre bud... Read more

  • So you want to be the biggest loser

    5/12/2016 1:42:28 PM, by ACTIVEGRANDMAP

    I'm sure lots of you have read the article about the former contestants and the weight they have gained back. The sad reality is that rapid weight loss does a real number on your metabolism. The contestants they studied showed a dramatic drop in their calorie burn. Close to 500 calories a day. So no... Read more

  • Thoughts 5/12/16

    5/12/2016 11:55:24 AM, by KATRICK528

    There are a few topics that I have crossed my mind. Walking to Work and Doggy: 313 I had to go get my dog from my mother (we share him) because she has a really bad migraine. She has be seeing doctors about it and it has been going on for a month non-stop. To help her out, I will have dog u... Read more

  • IN FLARE

    5/12/2016 10:38:38 AM, by BACCSURFS

    Currently experience a flare of my UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorder). I haven't felt very well for about week. I had a visitation and funeral to attend this week for my sister in law who lost her battle with early onset Alzheimer's. I made it through the surfaces but had to skip ... Read more

  • A Slap in the Face, or a Big Taste of Reality?

    5/12/2016 9:25:58 AM, by SHELLYMCPHAIL

    Let me start off that for the last 20 years or so I have been on some type of diet. When I was younger, I could eat what I wanted and stay thin. I was also very active and probably ate cleaner. Things such as snack cakes and chips were a luxury growing up because we could not afford them. When I th... Read more

  • A national organization to promote fat acceptance!

    5/11/2016 12:34:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    I know some people will say this won't encourage getting slimmer . But I disagree. There is so much prejudice against looking overweight that I think this is an important organization! I spent many, many years hating myself for being overweight--and some of those years I was not even overwei... Read more

  • Does anyone remember the old commenting list to the right of all the team pages?

    5/11/2016 12:00:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    We all complained when sparkpeople changed that way of doing things. 24 I honestly cannot remember it anymore! 40 "Shows to go ya." As my hubby would say.... Read more

  • Contrary Wife

    5/10/2016 10:05:12 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    I am not! Well, I'm not a wife, anyway. The block was one of the easiest so far. And, yet, I still managed to make mistakes - sewed one HST together the wrong way. Could have taken the pieces apart, but didn't want to. So I have 2 HST sitting around wrong - just cut new pieces. They'll get use... Read more

  • It's not always easy

    5/10/2016 2:54:30 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    I got sick in the first week of March and it been a long slow recovery. Ive managed to gain back 25 pounds. Been struggling with depression and have had a hard time getting back on track. I say this for this reason, we can all find excuses for not eating right and gaining weight. You know what I mea... Read more

  • Ways to make getting enough water more fun and easier!

    5/10/2016 2:00:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Healthy Lifestyle Tip: 6 Ideas to Make Water Less Boring Name any body part and you will find water is essential to keep it functioning properly. Make a conscious effort to keep yourself hydrated. Mild dehydration can trigger headaches, fatigue and poor concentration. The great news is that th... Read more

  • The reality of weight loss. So--never-give-up even if you gain.

    5/10/2016 12:11:41 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Caring for elderly parents

    5/10/2016 11:37:49 AM, by IRONBESS

    My husband and I recently visited my parents who live in another state. We spent some time making their home a little safer. One of my nephews organized a work party of his friends and a few cousins to build a non-skid ramp at the back door as my dad is unsteady and resists using a walker. Though a ... Read more

  • New to me recipe for tuna patties

    5/10/2016 11:07:03 AM, by SSMITH762

    Mhmmm, so I'm down to 238 as of this morning. Woot. I can't believe how happy I am that my weight is moving in the right direction. This weekend, I'm doing a 5k with my dog. My problem is that I have 2 of them and I want both to come. Maybe I need to steal a neighbors kid to help. Or I could jus... Read more

  • May 9-15 Workout Schedule

    5/10/2016 8:32:54 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Upper Body Rollercoaster Tuesday - 4 Miles, Cardio Ball Wednesday - 5 Miles, Hydraulic Lower Body Thursday - 4 Miles, Mobility Yoga Friday - Upper Body Rollercoaster Saturday - 6 Miles, Cardio Ball Sunday- Meditation Yoga... Read more

  • May 2-8 In Review

    5/10/2016 8:31:45 AM, by MOMIN09

    I got 3 out of 7 days of working out in. I will really focus this week on getting more done. I tracked during the week but still need to get better about tracking during the weekend when I seem to not eat as well. I lost 1.2 pounds this week. Here's to a new week!... Read more

  • Forest Paths

    5/9/2016 9:06:05 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Yea! I'm feeling better! So happy, a week of sick was seriously annoying - all I did was sleep. Yesterday's block - Grandmother's Favorite - was declared "Boring" by my loved ones. 39 I think it would look interesting all over a quilt in different colors, or as a spacer block, but...Mayb... Read more

  • Before picture, getting back on track

    5/9/2016 2:37:08 PM, by G.I.JANE

    I've let the stress of my pending divorce and his high will to keep my daughter away from me put a halt on my goals. I took another big step and blocked his abusive texts. They were really bringing me down. I'm going to get that fantastic feeling that I get with exercising and being healthy. J... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey Part 3

    5/9/2016 1:40:12 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Okay I have not blogged for awhile but mainly because there really was not anything new to blog about. I had the psych eval and attended the required Group Nutrition classes. I Met with the surgeon this morning and am 4 pounds away from where he wanted me to be prior to surgery. He is submit... Read more

  • Cleaning day

    5/8/2016 11:22:18 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    So today, I decided to clean out my fridge. Tomorrow is garbage day and when they pick up the compostables. Seems like a sensible thing to do, right? Cleaning out the freezer was really difficult when you have pain in the places I have pain. I managed to get the freezer and fridge compartment all ... Read more

  • Guess what I did...guess! Oh come on guess what I got back to!

    5/8/2016 8:01:00 PM, by TIKITAMI

    ROCK CLIMBING!!!!! For Mother's Day my daughter thought it was time for me to go back to rock climbing. My shoulder has gotten a little better and I was starting to think that maybe I could push a bit more. The twins had so much fun! They tried climbing and had a blast tumbling and ... Read more