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  • A wonderful day!

    9/14/2014 3:01:57 PM, by THINAGIN2

    I am back again and hope to be able to show up more often, although I still have Dr. appointments lined up until after the first of the year. My recent surgery went very well and I am feeling very positive about myself and the image that I present. My surgeon was very good and did a wonderful job... Read more

  • Camp Wannabefit for the week

    9/14/2014 11:29:33 AM, by KIN59VARA

    Kin59vara's Camp Activity 10,000 steps a day Self Reflection Kick Clutter to the Curb Book Club: Casual Reader Making Connections Strength Training Good Nutrition basics Measurements Measurement for week:Weight loss : ( stayed the same last week) Nutrition: ... Read more

  • sciatica from bulging disc vs piriformis syndrome--oh!

    9/14/2014 9:54:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am learning! There is a difference between pain from a bulging disc in the lower back and the piriformis syndrome. Apparently, my chiropractor is treating me for the bulging disc. He wants me to bend backward while resting my hands on the kitchen counter. I poked around the internet an... Read more

  • Gods day

    9/14/2014 12:07:22 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed enjoy your day be blessed sending prayers love laughter and joy blessings jugz... Read more

  • Woo Woo Woo, This is the police

    9/13/2014 11:55:09 PM, by KRYSSCOTT

    When I went to sleep last night I thought my day from hell was over, but I was wrong. This morning I woke up to my husband screaming his head off in the front yard. Someone stole our dune buggy out of the driveway. My husband ha... Read more

  • sciatica pictures

    9/13/2014 7:05:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    exercise to help ... Read more

  • 9/11 - 9/13 Accountability

    9/13/2014 5:08:29 PM, by LASARRE

    It's been a busy week, but I have the weekend off. Joe got an offer accepted this morning which is very good. He just wrote another one today. I am having a bit of an issue staying patient and reminding myself he is just learning. Most of this stuff has always come pretty easy to me, but when it c... Read more

  • Habits of the rich vs habits of the poor

    9/13/2014 2:55:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    DividerV2 1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble. 2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor d... Read more

  • Use charcoal as a house deodorizer!

    9/13/2014 2:49:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    Note: not the self starter charcoal ! SEE LINK BELOW FOR EXACT INFO. •Simply lay a few out in a metal tray. •Sew pouches for them or use an old sock, then hang them in inconspicuous areas. •Line a basket with foil or plastic and lay the briquettes inside. •Set them out on a tray on a shelf ... Read more

  • Sciatica

    9/13/2014 11:57:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    A chiropractor is helping me. He did some tailbone/spine adjustments and gave me an exercise. I am supposed to back up to the kitchen counter with my arms on the counter. Then lean back to get the pressure off the nerves near the vertebrae. I do lots of stretching in a warm water therapy pool too. I... Read more

  • Give Joy

    9/13/2014 5:37:29 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "To truly enjoy life, let go of any limitations you have placed on joy. Instead of setting up elaborate situations and expecting joy to come from them, simply choose to give joy to any situation." Ralph Marston I like this... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/13/2014 12:25:34 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy life be blessedd send lightlove laughter prayers and hugs... Read more

  • I lost my wedding ring and then...

    9/12/2014 11:30:45 PM, by KRYSSCOTT

    Bleary eyed I opened my small Celtic jewelry box early this morning to put on my necklace and was immediately startled. I shoved small inexpensive trinkets from one side to the other desperately looking for something that just wasn't there. My wedding ring. I have kept my ring in this box for year... Read more

  • Opportunity to create goodness

    9/12/2014 2:54:31 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "You can learn, grow, build, create, teach, assist, connect, laugh, love and enjoy. In every moment, in every situation, with every person you encounter, there is the opportunity to create new goodness." Ralph Marston I am ... Read more

  • TGIF

    9/12/2014 1:02:11 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Week is done they have decided to operate on me the 17th be blessed sending prayers hugz be loved... Read more

  • Getting Punchy ~ Right Right, Left Left, Right Right, Block!

    9/12/2014 12:18:35 AM, by KRYSSCOTT

    Well my Spark'in peeps it's only 10:30 PM so comparatively... I'm early! Stress Journal: I'm going to start this blog off tonight by telling you that the lady across the street is a stressor in my life. Why ... Read more

  • I wish I could develop this habit!

    9/12/2014 12:13:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    3. Do an end-of-day and end-of-week cleanup. When you’re nearing the end of each workday, take a few minutes to put everything back and think about what you’ll need first thing tomorrow. Arriving to find a clean desk makes it easy to get started on tasks without feeling overwhelmed. Similarly, ... Read more

  • Darn first world problems...

    9/11/2014 11:38:58 AM, by TIKITAMI

    I've dug into work this morning and got a crazy amount done and then looked at the clock, how on earth can it only be 8:00? I've only been at work for 2 hours?! I grabbed raspberries for my breakfast only to find out there were a couple of moldy ones in the middle, I'm out of coffee pods and over... Read more

  • That moment when you realize " pants are tight."

    9/11/2014 10:41:07 AM, by ASHESS85

    I admit defeat. I have successfully gained back almost all that I have lost while on SP. I had been noticing tight pants and smaller shirts for about 6 months now, so I got enough courage to just get on that sca... Read more

  • Body Test

    9/11/2014 9:43:03 AM, by BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY

    For the Sunny gal challenge this week in one of my teams, we are to go to this website which tells you your body fat percentage and then to blog. These were my results: You have 44.4% body fat. You have 143.4 Pounds of fat and 179.6 Pounds of lean (muscle, bone, body water) ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    9/11/2014 8:36:10 AM, by LOPEYP

    Yesterday was a pretty good day. Nothing crazy but pretty calm. Went out to lunch (truck) with a coworker. This is an event that they have every Wednesday from July - September. I wanted to go to one truck in particular that had been on Food Truck Race on Foodnetwork a few seasons ago. Anyway, ... Read more

  • Make life better for everyone

    9/11/2014 6:10:21 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "Convince yourself to persevere in making life better for everyone." Ralph Marston As work gets intense I need to think how I can do my best. ... Read more

  • THursdary

    9/11/2014 12:50:08 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thanks for yourprayers and guidence sending prayers blessings and love to all hugz enjoy your day remember it is the small things that count... Read more

  • THursdary

    9/11/2014 12:50:07 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thanks for yourprayers and guidence sending prayers blessings and love to all hugz enjoy your day remember it is the small things that count... Read more

  • Wednesday Weigh In

    9/11/2014 12:15:42 AM, by KRYSSCOTT

    I can't believe I'm racing to do this again.. Where do my nights go? Well, let's get to it. Today is Wednesday, hence it's time to face the Wednesday Weigh-in. My weight for this week is 192 lbs. Last week it was 193 and the Wednesday before that 194.. WolfTortoise warned me no... Read more

  • SP The 60 second Daily Check in---OH!

    9/10/2014 11:12:48 PM, by CTUPTON
    the_launch_of_sparkamerica Here is the reasoning behind the streamlined START page for SPARK AMERICA. 2. The 60-Second Daily Check-In A new program we are launc... Read more

  • Life today

    9/10/2014 9:31:07 PM, by SARAHEBROWN929

    I feel so happy right now. I won a drawing for a one month membership to the YMCA! My dad won a boat one time, when I was a kid, maybe his good luck rubbed off on me.... Read more

  • One hour a month to be prepared for emergencies. I just got this in an email

    9/10/2014 7:38:37 PM, by CTUPTON
    klet.pdf ... Read more

  • Day 70 (from 90) learnig to save "Makeover" recipes

    9/10/2014 7:35:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    In the Nutrition Tracker, I just saved a recipe: Makeover: Day 1 Vegetable Soup with Beef It was an original SP recipe, but I had to eliminate 2 things and change them to veggies I was supposed to eat on Day 1. Now I can easily put that in my Nutrition tracker. T... Read more

  • Low carb recipe for soup

    9/10/2014 6:25:01 PM, by CTUPTON
    62673 I went looking for Italian Wedding Soup. I found a couple of good recipes in SP for that soup. Also I ran across the recipe I linked to. It has sausage. chris... Read more

  • Move...Scale...Move!!!

    9/10/2014 4:22:31 PM, by ASANTOSO

    What gives...I've tracked my food and exercised for at least an hour and I haven't lost ANYTHING since Saturday. If anything, that little monster keeps creeping UP!!! I know it has only been 10 days of tracking, but seriously...not even a little bit. Curse you scale...encourage me just a little b... Read more

  • My Sept. Challenge(s) Progress. (Not My 9-10-14's blog)

    9/10/2014 3:40:48 PM, by KRYSSCOTT

    This is a record for my Walking Challenges. It does not include any other type of exercise. 01: 1)Activities: 5 Miles - Treadmill 2)Total Mins on Challenge for day: 150 3)Running total on challenge for month: 150 2.0 Speed 90 Min 400 Cal 2.2 Speed 30 Min 140 Cal 2.0 S... Read more

  • 9/6 - 9/10 accountability

    9/10/2014 12:31:40 PM, by LASARRE

    I haven't been doing badly. I took a lesson at the barn on Saturday. I didn't ride JC. I rode another horse. It was fun to ride something different. She had us riding for close to an hour. I was sure I was going to feel it the next day as this horse pulls on his bridle a lot more than JC. I w... Read more

  • Our Dispositions

    9/10/2014 3:33:17 AM, by KIN59VARA

    The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. -- Martha Washington ... Read more

  • HuTryin

    9/10/2014 12:32:12 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    g to find someone to trust enough to speak too when police laugh any ideas let me know sending prayers and blessings and hugz... Read more

  • Welcome. I'm glad you stopped by for a visit.

    9/9/2014 11:11:07 PM, by KRYSSCOTT

    It seems to me that we've known each other for a while now and I have yet to invite you over for a snack and pleasant conversation. That was rather rude of me, i'm sorry. Most days I am alone in the house and since I was disabled for so many years, I didn't do much entertaining. I suppose I'm out o... Read more

  • Day 72,71 from 90 Countdown

    9/9/2014 4:53:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have 3 months to comply with a new eating plan. It is hard changing eating habits. Mostly it is having the right stuff in the house. Yesterday was "Day 3" -- I can't remember! Probable I was "winging it." Today is "Day 4" of a 4 day rotation/elimination eating plan. Breakfast and lun... Read more

  • Thinking outside the box and laughing

    9/9/2014 12:57:54 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Last night I let my daughter talk me into coming with her to a pole "exercise" class next week. She claims that there are all shapes and sizes there and one woman is about 70. Now my daughter is 19 so by 70 I'm sure she means 55, we all look the same to kids. I made the obvious jokes that needed ... Read more

  • Life today

    9/9/2014 11:21:43 AM, by SARAHEBROWN929

    Today I'm going to Barbra Keys for med management of my mental health issues. I recently had a medication change and I'm wondering what the next step is. I do feel a lot better but I don't know if I need another adjustment.... Read more

  • Do good

    9/9/2014 3:49:02 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "There may be many good things you do that no one else appreciates or even notices. And yet, you will know, and you will benefit from creating new goodness in the world. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, whatever you have... Read more

  • Tues

    9/9/2014 12:25:42 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be bolesssed sending prayers and blessings... Read more

  • Yawn, It's been a long day.

    9/8/2014 11:59:24 PM, by KRYSSCOTT

    Here it is almost 12:00 am again and I'm just getting the opportunity to write I know it's going to affect my performance tomorrow but there seems like a never ending supply or things I need to do to keep everyone happy. Life is full of choices and this time I'm going to make a choice that bene... Read more

  • 4 more sleeps!

    9/8/2014 2:32:44 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Very excited this week! On Friday I get to head down to the Portland area for my daughter and my yearly weekend away. We have our favourite hotel, I've even called and requested our regular room which includes a full kitchen so no need to eat crap. I think we have about 150 hours of activities p... Read more

  • Today's. "Note from the UNIVERSE" to me.

    9/8/2014 11:08:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    Hey, CHRISTINE, what if, instead of waiting for everything to be perfect, we start living your dreams this week, to any degree we can? Ooh-ooh-ooh! The Universe ... Read more

  • Sept. 8-14 Workout Schedule

    9/8/2014 9:29:08 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Fit Camp Tuesday - 4 Mile Run Wednesday - 5 Mile Run Thursday - 4 Mile Run, Bowling Friday - Something Saturday - 6 Mile Run Sunday - 5K... Read more

  • Recharging Day

    9/8/2014 8:42:32 AM, by LOPEYP

    The whole weekend was pretty good. Saturday was errands and sitting by the pool. Yesterday I didn't leave the house! Started out thinking that we'd do a few errands and decided that they could be done at another time. So....... Worked out for over an hour. It was tough. I did some high int... Read more

  • What matters

    9/8/2014 5:29:45 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "Life is too precious to waste even a moment of it on someone else’s misguided negativity. Be bigger than the fight, and spend your life in the service of the truly good and valuable things that matter so much." Ralph Marston ... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    9/8/2014 12:49:01 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blessed sending prayers ;ove light and joy hugz Be blessed pa ray often... Read more

  • What are you up to?

    9/8/2014 12:22:21 AM, by KRYSSCOTT

    Man Sundays can be hard. I opted for the weekly digest for each of my 20 group so that I wouldn't miss out on anything important. Add to that email notifications for each of my Spark Buddy's blogs and that is a ton of mail. But you know what ... its worth it because your worth it, each of you deserv... Read more

  • Eggless Lemon Pie with a whipped topping

    9/7/2014 6:28:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    I love lemon meringue pie but the eggs bother me. One more reason was my new eating plan. I went looking for this because my eating plan does not have eggs and lemons listed for the same day. Obsessive, I know. Sometimes I get this way. sometimes not at all! chris See the link at the botto... Read more

  • 1 week later...

    9/7/2014 4:21:38 PM, by PILOTJESS

    It's been a week since my Dumbo weekend at Disneyland, and I'm feeling great! I took it easy on the 10K firstly because I had a half the next day, but also because my teen was participating. I should have disregarded the fact he was there. The next race, I'm cutting him loose. He *walked fa... Read more

  • Pancakes made according to my ALCAT eating plan. Success

    9/7/2014 2:30:47 PM, by CTUPTON

    Last week I got the buckwheat flour and the amaranth flour. I already had brown rice flour. So I followed a SP recipe. I think my baking soda was old. So the pancakes did not rise at all. But with Brown and Brummel yogurt spread and real maple syrup, it was a real treat. I used coconut oi... Read more

  • If you miss daily health tips try this site.

    9/7/2014 2:02:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    Health News Updates link:
    lth-news/new s (sorry, will have to cut and paste) I "stole" this from 1CRAZYDOG ... Read more

  • Day 73 from 90 Countdown

    9/7/2014 11:28:20 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have 3 months to comply with a new eating plan. It is hard changing eating habits. Mostly it is having the right stuff in the house. I have been eating stuff on my plan but also eating things listed there for me not to eat. I tried going cold turkey and totally going on that pl... Read more


    9/7/2014 11:19:37 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am pretty sure this is what has been making my whole leg hurt. After a zillion knee pain treatments(of various kinds) at the chiropractor's office, the leg pain keeps coming back. Last visit he declared it sciatica. The whole leg hurt even bottom of my foot. He asked if... Read more

  • Camp Wannabefit Sept 7

    9/7/2014 6:11:26 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "For what it’s worth … it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make... Read more

  • Mom went nuts and fed us orange peels.

    9/6/2014 10:35:30 PM, by KRYSSCOTT

    Blah, is all I can say about today. It rained and rained and rained. We did not complete not one project today either outside nor inside. Everything came up with a complication mid project and had to be put on hold. My husband is so disgusted by our efforts that he took our oldest son and drove of... Read more

  • Day 75,74 Countdown to 100% compliancy with suggested eating plan.

    9/6/2014 11:28:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    The trip to the fair was great fun! My cravings for junk foods did not take over as they have in the past. I had 2 curly fries from DH's dish. I had a dish of coffee ice cream with chocolate flakes . I had a hard time walking. But that might have reduced my search of st... Read more

  • Cravings can be caused by gut microbes wanting foods not healthy for the host (me and you)!

    9/6/2014 10:59:45 AM, by CTUPTON
    icle/831069 People ,may no longer have to blame their food cravings — and giving in to them — on poor self-control. Now scientists are arguing that microbes living in the gut are responsible for manipulating eating behavior by causing cravings fo... Read more

  • Positive purpose

    9/6/2014 9:04:24 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "In this moment, and every moment, you can think of your highest goals as achievable. You can feel passionate about living with positive purpose, and feel fully empowered to do so." Ralph Marston I need to move towards my go... Read more

  • Scary Sherry makes an appearance.

    9/5/2014 9:47:28 PM, by KRYSSCOTT

    Did you guys see that fat chick in yoga pants at the bus stop today? I was standing outside talking to another mom when I peered into the glass of a truck window and there she was, all sweaty with a greasy birds nest made of hair and a cheap plastic clip. I was horrified, some people just don't care... Read more

  • Still a slug

    9/5/2014 7:31:03 PM, by LOPEYP

    I am having a hard time getting out of this slump that I'm in. I haven't been exercising much. I think I'm in a bit of a depr***** you can fill in the blanks. I hate this time of year for a few reasons and I'm really missing my mother. I think helping out with my aunt and uncle these last few weeks... Read more

  • 9/4- 9/5 accountability

    9/5/2014 4:09:30 PM, by LASARRE

    One of my goals for this month is to blog regularly to keep up my accountability. This is the third day I have worked out which is pretty good considering I started this 3 days ago. I have changed up my workouts each day which is what I used to do. I have been pulling some old stuff off the s... Read more

  • Nice scale.

    9/5/2014 3:21:09 PM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    When I checked back in earlier this week I said I had gained 5 pounds back. That was true a couple of weeks ago when I stepped on the scale last. I just hopped on the scale, in the middle of the day at that, and it said I'm only up 3 pounds instead. Despite not tracking my food or taking the pi... Read more


    9/5/2014 11:27:35 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am looking forward to a nice stir fry for lunch. Then take a ride to a county fair. Last time I got a huge cooked turkey leg at the fair. It is hard to resist all those country fair foods! Everything is deep ... Read more

  • A New Day, a New Life, a New Me...

    9/4/2014 8:40:02 PM, by ASANTOSO

    Well...It's been over 4 years since I have tracked, written, anything and I am 40 pounds heavier than I was then. WOW. It's time to get real and be real. I weigh more now than I have in over 12 years. I have no pregnancy to blame, I have no injury to blame, I have nothing to blame except myself... Read more

  • Countdown day 90..89.....77 --aiming at eventual 100% compliance with suggested eating plan

    9/4/2014 8:14:08 PM, by CTUPTON

    Thur. September 4 Day 77 counting down to 0 for 90 days (3 months). In 3 months time I am supposed to be eating according to the eating plan suggested to me by ALCAT blood sensitivity testing. It is a good thing I have 76 more days to get this right. I have put the mea... Read more

  • About 2000 steps equals a mile and other facts

    9/4/2014 6:58:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    sions.html ... Read more

  • Now I can make an even bigger mess.... in my kitchen.

    9/4/2014 6:22:58 PM, by KRYSSCOTT

    Our house has been very busy with everything that has gone wrong lately and the kids going back to school, so I haven't had a chance to show you my spice cabinet. Used to look like this. I told you I didn't do much cooking so ... Read more

  • Feeling judged.

    9/4/2014 10:27:12 AM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    I thought it was going to be a good thing, having so many parents at the bus stop. Instead, I'm still the only parent yelling at the kids (mostly mine and parentless kids) so they stopped running back and forth on the road (they get picked up in a parks parking lot, so the road isn't as busy as a st... Read more

  • Life means something!

    9/4/2014 5:36:54 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "Think of what you can do today to show yourself that your life really means something. Think of what you can do today to get yourself refreshingly outside your comfort zone." Ralph Marston The death of my sister from cance... Read more

  • Floor 193 Please. Ding. Going Down.

    9/4/2014 12:45:52 AM, by KRYSSCOTT

    Spent a good portion of the day at my daughter's neurologist. Health care reform has made it so that I need a referral for every office visit, even though she has been an existing patient for seven years. To get that referral from my primary I have to take her to the pediatrician for an office visit... Read more

  • THursdary

    9/4/2014 12:35:32 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    week has flown by be blessed sending prayers and blessings... Read more

  • Bed and Breakfast

    9/3/2014 5:18:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • BLC 26

    9/3/2014 5:12:35 PM, by ZANNACHAN

    This is a bit late as I usually post this as soon as registration starts, but life has been *really* crazy for me lately (and for some reason my internet access annoyingly less than reliable... grr!). BLC 26 will be starting very soon--the doors open it sounds like on Sept. 10th though the actu... Read more

  • Almost like starting college…

    9/3/2014 4:15:10 PM, by JLOVESDOGS

    Although I have been out of college for awhile, I still felt a little excited when the end of August came around. I watched as friends and relatives packed up and went off to school. They had spent the last few weeks getting things organized, buying new clothes , things for their dorm r... Read more

  • Getting back into the swing of things.

    9/3/2014 4:12:04 PM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    It's day 3 back on Spark after my break and day 2 of back to school. Slowly I'm getting back into the healthy habits I had. I had over 10,000 steps yesterday and I'm already over 6,000 steps today. I have still been working with my therapist and we've agreed that I'm getting much f... Read more

  • Hitting the half way mark, 73 pounds gone..POOF!

    9/3/2014 3:53:00 PM, by TIKITAMI

    When I did my weekly weigh in for WW today I had to do a double look, and then move the scale to five different locations on the floor, and then check the other scale. I did it. The last few days my body has been doing an amazing job pushing through the plateau it was on and pushing a ... Read more

  • September Goals

    9/3/2014 1:38:22 PM, by LASARRE

    I looked at the little notebook I keep to write down my exercise each day and almost fell over when I saw that the last entry I put in was August 8. Aside from a couple rides on JC, that is probably correct. Wow, that is bad! Well, I can't change the past, but I can definitely shape the future... Read more

  • 1,200 Cal? Say Wha?

    9/2/2014 11:53:55 PM, by KRYSSCOTT

    Another day has passed and as we barrel head long into September I wonder about what I might learn this month and what I can do to make loosing weight and becoming a healthy human being an easier process. I have been pushing through, but the truth is I miss bread, I miss chocolate and man do I... Read more

  • Finally September!

    9/2/2014 8:30:45 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    Time to move in the right direction!... Read more

  • SP article(s) about dressing to look trimmer!

    9/2/2014 6:46:08 PM, by CTUPTON
    dress_thinner ... Read more

  • First day of school!

    9/2/2014 11:16:23 AM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    It's that time again! I'm feeling on top of it! I got the kids off to school, having made them eggs and orange juice before we walked up to the school. Tomorrow they'll ride the bus, but I needed pictures at the school of their first day outfits. It looks like there might be one other bus mom a... Read more

  • After Effects of Labor Day Weekend

    9/2/2014 8:09:20 AM, by SHELLYMCPHAIL

    Overall, I stayed on the plan pretty well except for a piece of cake, chips and dinner out. But, I can say that I walked more this weekend than ever before so maybe my weigh in won't be so bad. I think I am getting obsessed about my weight and what I look like because even now I am dreaming about be... Read more

  • Fill your day

    9/2/2014 4:28:21 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "Fill your heart with genuine love for life and all it encompasses. And fill your days with action in the service of all you love." — Ralph Marston My heart is still heavy as I begin work after the death of my wonderful sister. It feels very surreal. I need to make sure that I live my lif... Read more

  • Sunny Gal Pledge

    9/1/2014 9:55:31 PM, by BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY

    Goals: * I will do yoga/meditation at least 3 days a week each morning. * I will drink 8 glasses of water everyday. * I will exercise every day, even if just for a little bit (with one or two relax days) * I Will keep up with my Sunny Gal team and log on to spark often & teams. * I ... Read more

  • Yes, everyone

    9/1/2014 9:54:24 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    "Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle." — Plato... Read more

  • Third Goal Met, New One Set

    9/1/2014 7:58:35 PM, by REALLYHOPIN

    Back on July 6, 2014, I set a goal to get to 170 pounds. My date that I hoped to reach this weight by was September 1. I've been hovering close to 170 but had not actually reached it, then I had last week's gain... bleagh... I was afraid I had blown it and would miss my goal by ounces. I was th... Read more

  • Me now

    9/1/2014 7:45:01 PM, by DOLLBABE56

    This is me now. Well, actually in June on Father's Day. I have joined a wellness center and attend an adaptive yoga class once a week. 2 - 3 times a week my husband and I go and use the machines. Still not losing anything. So... Read more

  • August Recap and September Goals

    9/1/2014 5:53:46 PM, by LOPEYP

    I can't believe it's September all ready. Today was a lovely day and we spent the afternoon hanging by the pool. Overall, August was an okay month. I had some ups and some downs. One week was a vacation and week and another was a h*ll week at work. Exercise-wise it was probabl... Read more

  • The mind works in mysterious ways.

    9/1/2014 11:57:37 AM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    I feel like I've been extra crazy lately. Everything was just too overwhelming for me, so I took a break from Spark. When I said I was taking a break, I wasn't sure if I was pregnant or not (I'm not). I hate that I'm still fertile since I'm content with the ages of my children and the spot we're in ... Read more

  • Home Again!

    9/1/2014 11:35:46 AM, by LASARRE

    I would like to thank my daughter for keeping my blogs going. She is a great kid. The trip to Alaska was really interesting. Absolutely beautiful scenery. It is something that was really interesting to do once. I am working on getting the link to work to the video. It is on my Facebook page ... Read more

  • September

    9/1/2014 11:20:52 AM, by WISHING4100

    I have a set new September goals for myself - 150,000 steps and 900 active minutes (I track on my fitbit). I'm off to a good start - I've made both of my goals for today. Happy September friends! ... Read more

  • My love/hate relationship with my next mini goal

    9/1/2014 10:49:21 AM, by TIKITAMI

    232 is my next mini goal. It's a number that has some meaning to me and will make me happy to reach it but at the same time a reality check. 232 is what I weighed when I went into the hospital to have my first baby. I had preeclampsia and had gained 80 pounds. I still remember how horrified... Read more

  • New week

    9/1/2014 12:21:13 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Well this is going to be a good week there was a reason I did not get the surgery and I should know by tghe end of the week sending prayers and blessings hugz... Read more

  • I am learning a big lesson about how foods make me feel.

    8/31/2014 9:14:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    Two days of having no energy and feeling like a stuffed pig. Clothes are snug. Ankles are swollen. Knees hurt more. I was enjoying days not needing an afternoon nap. I loved getting more decluttering done. But then I went back to my old eating habits. And bad went to worse! It will tak... Read more

  • The end is in sight!

    8/30/2014 11:39:57 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    We have been remodeling a foreclosed house for a year and a half now with our DS25. It's going well (albeit a little slowly) and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We'll be glad when it's over, and know that it was worth it for the time DS got to spend with his grandpa and father, learni... Read more

  • Only you can stop you

    8/30/2014 8:22:09 PM, by LOPEYP

    As my background says "Only you can stop you" and that's what I've been doing lately. I am up and I am down (physically and emotionally). I get in a groove and I fall out of it. I'm just floundering. I was doing great two weeks ago and three days of not doing good undid all my hard work. I've ... Read more

  • See ya 240s I'm outta here!

    8/30/2014 5:47:21 PM, by TIKITAMI

    239 WOO HOO! I am one pound away from my half way mark to goal. I am lighter than I have been in over a decade. I can actually picture myself under 200 pounds. Happy butt wiggle dances!! Have a wonderful date night planned with my husband, tomorrow its hiking day. Hope you ar... Read more

  • Food products: Shrinking sizes increasing prices

    8/30/2014 1:04:12 PM, by KAREN608

    Today my hubby bubby wanted more ice cream that was on sale. Blue bunny brand and I looked at the amount on the carton. 1.65 ??? What? I remember when it said 1.75 and years ago 2 but when did this latest shrinking come to his ice cream? I know the dried fruits I buy went from 8 oz to 6 ... Read more