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  • Cat's Cradle

    2/10/2016 9:13:11 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Cat's Cradle is today's block. I really enjoyed making it, and it took less time than I had anticipated. Ran across these fabrics while looking for something to match with a different set. These are scraps from a Super Bowl quilt made a few years ago. Seems I avoid watching the game every year. ... Read more

  • Happy hump day

    2/9/2016 11:07:53 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and smile and send out love to all hugs... Read more

  • Happy hump dayy

    2/9/2016 10:58:03 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed prayer light love smiles and hugs... Read more

  • Giving up rock climbing for now

    2/9/2016 10:40:59 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Ugh, this doesn't make me happy but due to my shoulder getting hurt (I'd rant about my husband not putting things away properly but would it help?) I have to step back from rock climbing for now. On the weekend my shoulder took a really hard hit and I thought it was mending but tonight when I wen... Read more

  • Comfort Quilt

    2/9/2016 9:19:15 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    All in all, today was kind of stressful - and I don't do stress. I do make bad decisions and then compound them by "fixing" the consequences. Like choosing to read 12 chapters of a new book after going to bed. Then you know that feeling you get when you wake up and realize you have to leave for w... Read more

  • More

    2/9/2016 5:03:59 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Birthday Leads to Goal Recheck

    2/9/2016 9:14:09 AM, by SHELLYMCPHAIL

    Well, here it is, my birthday. I remember when I got so excited a few months back thinking that this would be the time I would reach my goal weight. Well, let's throw that dream out the window. I actually thought that this time would be the time I would finally do it. Now, here it is and the weight ... Read more

  • Gift for Myself

    2/8/2016 11:45:03 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    I made a scarf for myself to go with my new coat, and my ruffle cuffs, and for fun, I took a picture of the sparkles in the sun! ... Read more

  • Hanging Onto

    2/8/2016 10:02:14 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Nope, didn't watch the Super Bowl, but I did watch the Kitten Bowl - those players are a LOT cuter. 240 Not sure what happened in the evening - I wasn't doing anything that would stop me from posting...maybe I was just tired of dealing with the block. I had to make 24 one-inch half square trian... Read more

  • Great day for a hike

    2/8/2016 8:54:22 PM, by TIKITAMI

    What a beautiful day for a hike! We headed out right after work so we could use as much of the daylight as we could and get at least 90 mins in. We made our goal, but really cut it close. Starting out at the river it was a beautiful afternoon, so many families out playing ball and taking advan... Read more

  • Still not feeling well, but putting together a plan for me!

    2/8/2016 6:47:16 PM, by KATRICK528

    I still have sniffles with a sore throat that comes and goes. I also still have the headache that I currently think is from the new birth control, but no cramps in the last few weeks (*knocks on wood*). I have been feeling like I am not pretty, not quite to the point of ugly, but not pretty. ... Read more

  • still goin!!

    2/8/2016 1:21:47 PM, by STEPHIE33

    last few weeks have been crazy im trying to get my quilting business going by building a bunch of awesome blankets but have had kidney stone issues so between pains im quilting lol and my appetite has been really crappy hopefully i passed it now and i can heal ;) ... Read more

  • How do people fet 300,000 and 400,000 spark points!

    2/8/2016 11:38:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    198 I am sparking for several hours daily! I was happy when I got to Level 20-150,000 points I think. I am not disappointed! I am not complaining! I just wonder how it is possible to get that many points? I joined in 2008 so I have been at this a l-o-n-g time! 198 ... Read more

  • Why did I start my day with ice cream?!

    2/7/2016 2:18:49 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I would love to say I had a stressful night and tiredness took over. I've love to say I was strapped to a chair and force fed ice cream in order to save the planet. I'd like to come up with any excuse that would erase the mistake but reality is without a single thought when I reached for my cantalou... Read more

  • Dry rot of shoes??? Good, expensive shoes at that.

    2/7/2016 1:23:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    I never heard of this but I guess I am now old enough to have it happen! A big, heavy pair of Drew shoes are awful. The 1/2 inch thick rubber sole is cracking across the toes area. And the leather is peeling on the top of the toe area. I am retired from teaching -about 4 years. So I know ... Read more

  • The One-legged Wind Releasing Pose for seniors

    2/7/2016 9:54:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    I did a search for "yoga for seniors. " I had seen a site or an article or a class offered to teach "seniors" easy stances and/or exercises to keep strength and flexibility. Yeah I guess "releasing wind" is very, very important for us! 198 chris... Read more

  • Last Week

    2/7/2016 7:11:53 AM, by LOPEYP

    Wow. Last week was such a blur....... 40 in a good way!! My aunt came home on Monday and is doing great!! To quote my uncle "she is eating like a horse." 246 She has requested more zucchini/blueberry bread so I am bringing some down to her today along with a stuffed pepper that I made l... Read more

  • Never give up

    2/7/2016 2:57:50 AM, by BIGGESTLOSER_V

    I have lost 127 pounds... Read more

  • Hayes Corner

    2/6/2016 5:36:54 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Another really nice block, and I finally used some of my leftover Doctor Who fabric. Of course I got the whole thing put together and realized the last 3 seams were wrong. It wasn't a bad look but it also wasn't RIGHT! After a brief debate with myself, a ripped out the seams and redid them. It d... Read more

  • Getting nearer

    2/6/2016 12:16:15 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    As of this morning I am 20 pounds away from my goal. I started at 348 and am at 215 today. It's been a long journey and I'm almost where I want to be. You would think is be excited, however, this is not the first time I've done this. Back in 2010 I lost 165 pounds to run in a marathon. Then the prob... Read more

  • The Letter X

    2/6/2016 2:17:32 AM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Very late night since I spent time with friends after work, so I didn't finish Friday's block until just after midnight. Finally got my thread issues fixed after they got worse - that also contributed to my late sewing. Not sure what the problem was, at least it's not there anymore. I was h... Read more

  • 2016

    2/5/2016 9:12:33 PM, by TEEZIE

    Still busy. Doing more but not the most. Joined a 12 week biggest loser challenge at work. More motivation. One nice thing is that at work we are allowed 30 minutes a day to exercise. So I am definitely going to take advantage of that.... Read more

  • Uterine Biopsy

    2/5/2016 12:53:10 PM, by BACCSURFS

    I had a biopsy of my uterus a few weeks ago. All results were normal. Next week I return to discuss options for dealing with the symptoms I am experiencing. Ultrasound shows enlarged uterus, fibroids and cysts. Cysts seem to be a recurring thing for me. Rather tired of dealing with one medical ... Read more

  • Dietbet #1 and Done

    2/5/2016 7:36:40 AM, by PEACHEZ82

    Just submitted my final weigh in for my 1st Dietbet game. Game Start weight 237lbs 4%Goal 227.5 Final weigh in 224.6 Total weight loss 12.4lbs in 28 days This is a great jump start to a healthy lifestyle.... Read more

  • Day 1 Chalean Extreme T25 Hybrid

    2/4/2016 10:27:31 PM, by PEACHEZ82

    Got in a really good workout I have actually missed lifting weights. Absolutely love how T25 is on 25 minutes. Almost at my step goal for the day pretty sure I will get it done before midnight. Wish me luck tomorrow is weigh day for one of my diet bets.... Read more

  • Old Favorite

    2/4/2016 8:26:32 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Still having to use my old (NOT favorite) machine - it sews sideways, and not in a good way. I've had to resew almost half of the seams. 39 My mom came over to work on my machine, so hopefully it'll work better now. If not, I'm going to switch to my great-grandmother's Domestic. With a... Read more

  • Compare trying to get healthy to using a GPS!!! What a wonderful blog-enjoy!

    2/4/2016 3:40:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=6085587 and this blog has another link within it! So basing your weight loss journey on the scale can be as misleading as using a GPS! 198... Read more

  • You can do anything, you just have to believe

    2/4/2016 2:55:30 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I'm super excited about my goal to run the marathon on the Great Wall of China in 2018 and decided it was time to share the goal with all of my friends and family, figure the more running buddies the better. Most of the feedback I got was very positive but some made me laugh particularly my frien... Read more

  • A belated Groundhog Day funny.

    2/4/2016 11:29:05 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Zero tolerance

    2/4/2016 9:18:41 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • I will not

    2/3/2016 10:48:03 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Gotta get out of my holding pattern!

    2/3/2016 10:47:23 PM, by KAREN608

    Seems like the last few months, I have not shifted much for weight. I did not gain which is a victory of sorts, but I am getting antsy for some downward scale movement. So I set a goal that by the end of the year I could walk five miles at a go, instead of the two miles which I can do now. I n... Read more

  • Philadelphia Pavement

    2/3/2016 9:30:48 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Cool weather at last, and a simple block, meant I had time to make a big batch of veggie soup. Yummy and full of fiber. 4 Might take part of the batch to Friday's potluck. Today's block - Philadelphia Pavement - used up more of my older fabric. Still with my old machine. 24 I used that... Read more

  • 4% gone

    2/3/2016 2:41:41 PM, by PEACHEZ82

    So if you have been following my blog you will remember that I am doing a dietbet. The final weigh in is Feb 5-6, basically you have 28 days to lose 4% of your body weight. I started at 237.9 so my goal was to get down to 227.5. I weighed in today at 226 so I need to maintain this in order to be ... Read more

  • I can relate to this!

    2/3/2016 9:13:12 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Feeling Prickly

    2/2/2016 9:44:19 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Yeah! No migraine today - I was grateful for a low-throb headache all day. Then I started working on today's block (Prickly Pear). Fairly easy, no problems cutting or piecing. Right up until the last 5 seams. 39 Then my machine started eating my thread and fabric! 46 This machine is less ... Read more

  • Had to say goodbye to my Fitbit Flex

    2/2/2016 2:30:16 PM, by BACCSURFS

    I had to return my Fitbit Flex yesterday. Discovered it just wasn't accurately measuring my steps. Hubby got the one and we spent a day shopping together and his step count was more than twice mine. I assume it is because I use a cane when I walk and/or push a cart when shopping so don't swing my... Read more

  • Sometimes we are just to preoccupied

    2/2/2016 1:19:31 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: and thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might Deuteronomy 6:4-5 The world around us offers so much to draw our attention. Which brings the question; where are we spending all our energy? Do you... Read more

  • Charlie wants to know...

    2/2/2016 12:02:57 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • January accomplishments....

    2/2/2016 11:01:28 AM, by LIONESS627

    At the beginning of this year, instead of setting any New Year's resolutions (I never really do), I decided that I want to step out of my comfort zone this year, and also try NEW things each month. By "new" things, I mean food, activity and behavior. I figure that by the end of this year, I will hav... Read more

  • Yesterday

    2/2/2016 6:37:52 AM, by LOPEYP

    My aunt is home and doing well. Talked to her on the phone yesterday. Yesterday was a banner fitness day for me. I am in a couple of fitbit challenges and I wanted to start out well. I went to the gym. Used the elliptical and then did some ST. Lately I have not been pushing myself to do the t... Read more

  • Baby Bunting

    2/1/2016 9:41:21 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Woke up with a migraine. Finally got past it this afternoon, but am still foggy. Fogginess meant I sewed one row into the block backwards - fixed that. Now I'm wondering if there's a block named Bye-Bye. ... Read more

  • Challenge and change

    2/1/2016 8:30:05 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Feb. 1-7 Workout Schedule

    2/1/2016 7:09:38 PM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Kickin It With Keaira Tuesday - 5 Miles, Lean Abs Wednesday - BHT Thursday - 5 Miles, Supreme Stretch, Bowling Friday - Cardio Sculpt Saturday - Seroogy's 5K, Kickin It With Keaira Sunday - 6 Miles, Meditation Yoga... Read more

  • I didn't give things up, I just traded them

    2/1/2016 4:19:26 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Someone asked me if I missed my old life a few days ago and that really got me thinking. This morning as I looked out at the amazing view from my home office it really put things in perspective. No, I don't miss it. Right before committing to SP for the second time I made a huge change i... Read more

  • AARP free course! The Big KNOW! About self-help becoming more happy.

    2/1/2016 12:24:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    I did not hold much hope that I'd benefit from this online free course. I tried it and I love it. It is NOT someone preaching at you! It is very, very well structured. ANd it is free! It can take 3 weeks to do or do it quicker if you want. You do have to be a member of AARP--a... Read more

  • Definitely Off Track (some TMI)

    2/1/2016 11:33:08 AM, by KATRICK528

    I had a plan... walking each week, increasing vitamin intake each week... none of it has happened. Back in November, I had a weekend where I was either sick or experiencing side effects from new birth control. I can now say, it was side effects which have continued sporadically. I have menti... Read more

  • Ribbon Quilt

    1/31/2016 9:35:08 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Another beautiful, sunny day in Texas - what else is January for? Got a visit from my mom, in between her time staying with a friend in the hospital. She's staying at the hospital but showering at my house. (Partly) Because of that I didn't get down to the parks, but I'm sure they would have been... Read more

  • two tenth's not one

    1/31/2016 12:00:48 PM, by JEANUT

    Woo Hoo found out from my neighbor it is one tenth a mile from our front door to his and one back. I forgot to count the trip back so it was tow tenth's of a mile I took for my first walk instead of one. Better start than I thought. ... Read more

  • Back burner

    1/31/2016 10:18:59 AM, by JEANUT

    I have put myself on the back burner for way too long. Like a pot of croc-pot stew simmering until my muscles are limp and weak my joints crusting and my spirit became mush. Time to get off that back burner toss out the old contents and start new. Slow going at first but at least NO... Read more

  • Update on my aunt

    1/31/2016 6:32:30 AM, by LOPEYP

    My aunt is being released from the hospital tomorrow. They are not sending her to rehab. She had a couple of setbacks while in the hospital and she stopped eating. My uncle called me on Friday and asked if I could come up and try to get her to eat. When I arrived about an hour later, she had a rally... Read more

  • Hawaiian Nine Patch

    1/30/2016 11:55:47 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Today I made Mrs. Keller's Nine Patch - it wound up looking a lot more like Hawaii than I had planned, but I like it. Seems like this isn't a new block for me. Don't know what I used it for, but it looks so familiar. I spent an awful lot of time trying to figure out which fabric to use, found mor... Read more

  • A feel good kinda day

    1/30/2016 11:36:17 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Today was just one of those feel good kinda days. Lots of running around, family time, a run in the cold rain and made time to bake bread and home made broccoli/mushroom soup. The day started out at my oldest daughters, just for a visit. I got to spend time with my older grand kids and explore ... Read more

  • Funny nsv today

    1/30/2016 8:44:05 PM, by BRATTY_ME27

    I do in home care for mainly elderly clients. Today as I was walking past a mirror I saw something odd on my neck, so I stopped to see what it was. My "2nd" chin is almost gone! The skin is loose, and what I had seen was the "wrinkles" where the fat used to be. It's sometimes amazes me what mak... Read more

  • 1/30/2016

    1/30/2016 9:50:18 AM, by LASARRE

    I should clarify that, as a real estate agent, I am self employed. The only reason the guy can request we go to those meetings is because it is a thing that you have to be trained for and many are not invited to the dance if you know what I mean. I am also a Relocation trained agent and I have to ke... Read more

  • Kansas Troubles

    1/29/2016 9:46:33 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    It's finally Friday! This weekend may be a wonderful time to go see one of the downtown parks since the weather is going to be so beautiful. The Japanese garden should be open, and there are the museums. In any case, I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend and spending time with family, friend... Read more

  • Help for caregivers--2 links-unfinished blog....

    1/29/2016 6:11:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    youreldercareconsultants.com/c
    aregiving-circle/caring-ca
    regiver Caregivinghelp.org I will add more info later, chris... Read more

  • What's different this time around?

    1/29/2016 11:36:07 AM, by LIONESS627

    Yesterday, my spouse asked me what is different about losing weight this time versus my other previous attempts. 38 The best way that I could explain it is that THIS time, I've actually done the work (as Iyanla Vanzant would say). Before, I never faced up to the reason(s) WHY I gained weigh... Read more

  • Beginning Again

    1/29/2016 8:18:59 AM, by CRESHA20

    I have been in a rut for a while. I keep starting something, but only doing it once or twice and giving up. Someone reached out to me a couple of weeks ago just out of the blue. He sent me a text message letting me know that he was getting ready to start his Choose2Lose program again and asked if... Read more

  • Dotty

    1/28/2016 10:45:10 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Back and forth, back and forth, all day long. I really felt like I was going in circles - maybe because I was. Circling the halls, circling the room, it did get me to my steps goal. Then half way through the day at work, my room looked like a craft store had exploded. The kids were designing and... Read more

  • I'm not sure

    1/28/2016 9:55:42 PM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    I have had no desire to do anything lately. I'm wondering if my vitamin D is that low again this year. I haven't been able to get back on track after that job that lasted 2 weeks and injured me enough to not be able to do simple things, like laundry. I've been letting my husband do the shoppin... Read more

  • Continuing On...

    1/28/2016 7:08:20 PM, by LASARRE

    I heard back from the guy with the meeting. It turns out he is having a makeup meeting for those of us that can't get to the other state. He is doing it only 10 miles from where I live. He didn't want to tell anyone as he wants the majority of people going to the "big" meeting. This "big" meeting i... Read more

  • The great Escape

    1/28/2016 1:52:23 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Last night the trainers who do my boot camp with put together an outing for some of their regular clients, I love that they do they do team building things outside the gym. Last night was an Escape Room. I've been wanting to do one of these so I was pretty excited. It was a blast! For ... Read more

  • I remember when I couldnt

    1/28/2016 1:35:06 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Less than a year ago I had a hard time walking one block or going up a flight of stairs. Now I do almost 10 miles a day and 20 flights of stairs. Yes I get sore, I've had back and knee surgery, gall bladder removed and 2 hernia repairs so pain is just going to be a part of my life. However, that is... Read more

  • Rocky Mountain Chain

    1/27/2016 10:10:46 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Today I almost met my steps goal, and lots of active minutes. Now I'm debating staying up and working out or getting sleep. Pretty sure that sleep is going to win out. Didn't I read that skimping on sleep is worse than skipping a workout? Or is that rationalization? Rest is going to be importan... Read more

  • Update for Update

    1/27/2016 5:19:39 PM, by LASARRE

    I had enough of my kids and decided to go to the Y. Usually, my DD goes with me. I had a nice, quiet time. I did the Elliptical and the treadmill for 60 minutes each and then stretched and walk the track for another 10 minutes. When I got home, DD had cleaned the house and, as soon as I walked ... Read more

  • Never trust a simple boot camp

    1/27/2016 1:23:13 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Last night when I got home from boot camp I said to my husband, "I'm not sure if I'm just building up endurance or that was just an easier class but I'm not the least bit tired." Sure I was sweaty but normally when I get home normally I'm disgustingly sweaty and immediately go to the shower. (Doe... Read more

  • Update from 1/26

    1/27/2016 12:10:46 PM, by LASARRE

    I was so upset with everything that happened yesterday that my ulcers started acting up. I think that could also be because of the antibiotics. Last night, DH decided to get me out of the house as I was so worked up. I made very good choices. I just had half a turkey sandwich with no mayo, fruit and... Read more

  • 1/27/16 Check-in

    1/27/2016 11:59:21 AM, by LISA0517

    This past week has been pretty good. I am doing three challenges - BL Winter Challenge, the 5% Challenge, and the BLC30. I didn't post on the team chat threads like I intended to, so I felt a little disconnected from my teams. I will fix that this week. I think I made progress. I exercised 5 d... Read more

  • What's Going on

    1/27/2016 7:23:04 AM, by LOPEYP

    The pot luck went okay. I didn't like a lot of the foods. 246 Seemed to be tasteless and hence, not worth my calories. I ate the pear salad I brought and a few little things. Did have a tiny piece of two different brownies. Each piece was about an inch square. The problem I had with food this wee... Read more

  • Trust

    1/26/2016 9:55:29 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    What a day! What a day! What a stair climbing day! I don't even remember all those stairs, but according to the Fitbit I was up and down all day long. It almost makes me want to use a stair climbing machine at the gym, but that really sounds amazingly boring. Real stairs are an excellent workout... Read more

  • Goals

    1/26/2016 3:57:14 PM, by LISA0517

    I am making the following goals for the BLC30 challenge, which runs from January 20 through May 3, 15 weeks. 1. Lose 25 pounds, from 225.0 pounds to 200.0 pounds 2. Get 150 minutes of exercise each week 3. Drink 64 ounces of water each day 4. Blog my progress on weigh in day Here we ... Read more

  • So Angry and Frustrated!!!

    1/26/2016 2:01:56 PM, by LASARRE

    I think I am at the end of my rope. As most of you who know me know, my son has Aspergers. He is 22 years old and he does have two jobs now. He is still at the one place where they give him 1.5 hours a day unless he can find more to do and he gets about 23 hours at the other place per week. We ... Read more

  • What hand cream do you like best for winter hands?

    1/26/2016 12:59:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    This was just recommended to me. What is your favorite kind??? chris... Read more

  • I keep putting off making a new profile photo....

    1/26/2016 9:00:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    I keep wanting to take a new profile photo of John and me. I never think we look good enough.... I guess. We both have lost weight. And my hair is certainly not short anymore--it goes down to the middle of my back! And hubby's health aide's husband shaves John and shaves his head, too! Oh my... Read more

  • Odd Fellows

    1/25/2016 10:42:13 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Today was a fairly good day. I enjoyed a calm work day with lots of cooperative people, A friend introduced me to Icelandic yogurt - good, but I'm not sure I'll buy more. Didn't move as much as I wanted. Still a good day. Today's block gave me lots of opportunities to walk from the sewing ro... Read more

  • Let's go further

    1/25/2016 8:22:42 PM, by TIKITAMI

    When my husband got home from work today he opened the door to see me sitting on the bench putting my runners on, dressed in my running gear. He looked at me confused and asked where I was going. I told him I had a run planned and if he wanted to join me I'd love it but if he didn't that I was st... Read more

  • ugh!!

    1/25/2016 7:18:36 PM, by STEPHIE33

    went back to doctor the kidney stones are winning right now! cant wait to pass it!!! then i will have to start my plank challenge again :( kidney stones hurt!!! ... Read more

  • January

    1/25/2016 4:07:14 PM, by JUDITHROXANA

    It has been tough lately. Truth be told I have no idea what I weigh and I am probably not doing as well as I would like. However, I am now walking without crutches 2 months after my acl reconstruction and meniscus repair. I really want to lose weight. It is important. For some reason I do not s... Read more

  • DD's cat, Bob at Christmas 2015

    1/25/2016 3:05:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    Bob is a Manx. Manx cats have no tail. He is "Mr. Cool" and a bit standoffish. As opposed to Cujo, our own cat. Cujo runs to everyone and shows off by rolling over a few times. Both cats are about 7 years old. And we each got them when they were babies. Bob joined us about 5 months ago. ... Read more

  • A New Year and soon a new Me

    1/25/2016 12:36:32 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    As of 1/1/2016 my insurance company now covers WLS with pre-approval if I meet certain criteria. I re-started the process today with an updated consult with my surgeon. Tonight I will complete the Psyc online questionnaire. The next step after that is the Dietitian counseling sessions. New c... Read more

  • Weightloss in 10% goals

    1/25/2016 9:32:18 AM, by PEACHEZ82

    Start Weight 12/31/15 238lbs Current Weight 1/24/16 228.4 Height 5ft 3inches Bmi at 238lbs is 42.2 Obese =# A healthy weight is 104.4 to 141.1lbs Long term Goal weight 130lbs Total lbs to lose 108lbs Weightloss broken down in % of 10 1st 10% weight loss is -23.8lbs This would put me at 214.2lbs ... Read more

  • Jan. 25-31 Workout Schedule

    1/25/2016 8:47:23 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Cardio Sculpt Tuesday - 4 Miles, Kickin It With Keaira Wednesday - Lean Abs Thursday - 4 Miles, Supreme Stretch, Bowling Friday - BHT Saturday - 5 Miles, Cardio Sculpt Sunday - 3 Miles, Meditation Yoga... Read more

  • Jan. 18-24 In Review

    1/25/2016 8:46:17 AM, by MOMIN09

    I got 6 out of 7 days of workouts in. Sundays always seem to be my downfall. Also my miles on the weekend. I need to really strive to get them in so that I'm prepared for my half marathon in May. I was over my calories a lot this week. I really need to work on this for the upcoming week. I... Read more

  • Keeping positive

    1/24/2016 11:22:16 PM, by BRATTY_ME27

    Ok, what actually brought me back to sp is some personal stuff that had me not eating. I remembered the site and said tracking will keep me accountable and hopefully get me eating more. Now when I'm dealing with things like this I can't sit around, so I joined the local YMCA, I try to spend betw... Read more

  • Rest Day - Lost Day

    1/24/2016 10:25:01 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Not winning the Weekend Warrior challenge doesn't bother me. Having a third of the steps of the winner kind of does. I started out strong yesterday, but wound up not moving much today. Allergies hit today, so naps and sewing were the order of the day. At least I did manage to eat healthy instead... Read more

  • I need a break from the weekend

    1/24/2016 10:02:52 PM, by TIKITAMI

    It was a busy weekend but a fun one, lots of time with the little ones. It started yesterday when my daughter needed me to look after the girls while she baked. She said I could give them Cheerios. She did not say that I couldn't give them the whole box and see what they do with it. A... Read more

  • Guess how many people *** joined SP*** January 3-9? (in just 1 week)

    1/24/2016 12:20:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    a. over 10,000 b. over 20,000 c. over 30,000 d. over 40,000 e. over 50,000 47,248... Read more

  • I'm Back!

    1/23/2016 11:49:40 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    I'm back online and back in a Challenge. Still no idea what happened to my Internet service since the technician couldn't figure it out; he just ran new line. A friend from work Challenged four of us to a Weekend Warrior. He just got his Fitbit and is amazingly excited about it. He's also winnin... Read more

  • Cats

    1/23/2016 11:04:38 AM, by CTUPTON

    You won't believe the next one! chris ... Read more

  • 3.5 pounds lost in my first week

    1/23/2016 10:38:04 AM, by LBP1961

    I am so happy this morning. I counted my calories and stayed under 1 500 all week. I did my walking, one hour every day. Last night, I took the advice of a fellow sp hippychick and I gave myself a cheat day, I had 3 glasses of wine but I ate well all day long. I know it is only the first week, bu... Read more

  • Never give up

    1/23/2016 1:52:34 AM, by BIGGESTLOSER_V

    Don't give up I was struggling really bad Because I Have a chronic back pain & I got so depressed that I didn't leave my house . But I just toke it one day at a time & now I'm so happy that I never gave up My Depression is doing so much better now. I'm in pain 24hrs a day But I just make mysel... Read more

  • It's official

    1/22/2016 11:01:10 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    I am no longer in the obese category. My bmi says I am now just over weight. Here is my problem. The bmi scale says I have to get down to 184 just to be on the high side of a normal weight. I am currently at 219. Everyone around me says I've lost eneough and should quit and just maintain. I personal... Read more

  • SP article: Rewarding yourself

    1/22/2016 1:04:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    224 208 "I did good!" (Sorry about the grammar.) Of course this is not a new idea. It just might make the healthy choice behaviors, especially those times when it gets harder, more fun instead of a drag. 211 SPARKPEOPLE ARTICLE REWARD ROSTER CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITES AND USE THEM L... Read more

  • Political Correctness is frustrating!

    1/22/2016 12:04:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Just zoom your screen to 200 or so to read this... My "zoom" is on bottom right of my screen. or go to www.dailyhaha.com/_pics/politi
    cal_correctness4590.htm ... Read more

  • I wonder why....

    1/22/2016 12:01:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    When you want to make sure to save an important paper and make sure it does not get folded, you put it in something called .........a folder. 24 ... Read more

  • no more juicing for me.

    1/22/2016 10:07:55 AM, by LBP1961

    Just came back from another beautiful walk. My legs are so sore but I am doing stretches. My food is on track. I am very happy. My hubby made me realize that I always go into extreme mode. I had started juicing again and it makes me miserable plus the more I think about it, the more it does no... Read more

  • Where's My Internet?

    1/21/2016 9:50:35 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    I don't know, and it's still not working. Luckily I have a spare, but it's slow and annoying to use (because the fast stuff I'm paying for isn't here). If it isn't back by tomorrow afternoon I will have a hissy fit in someone's direction. 101 And I did discover that I can't update this blog us... Read more

  • Trying new things

    1/21/2016 7:37:12 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Part of getting healthy has been trying new things. Not just foods and exercise but moving outside of my norm for date activities with my husband and going out with friends. Next week I am going to an Escape Room. I am really excited, I've wanted to do one of these for some time. There was a time... Read more

  • Be an example

    1/21/2016 10:07:25 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    In ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭11:1‬ Paul said, "Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” What he was saying is let me be a example, I've made mistakes that you don't have to go through, but now as I follow the right path you can avoid them by following my example. As we each go thro... Read more