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  • Think it's time to

    2/27/2015 9:24:21 AM, by NEWLITTLE1

    head to the store, get some soil, and start my garden... yes, that will cheer me up... what should I plant this yer... Read more

  • Make another one

    2/27/2015 6:28:25 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "Make another phone call, write another paragraph, walk another mile, read another book, paint another picture, sing another song, and work another hour. Yes you can do it, and when you keep doing it, you work your way to spectacular results." Ralph Marston Sometimes it feels as if there is so ... Read more

  • Starting Over

    2/27/2015 2:47:53 AM, by CRYSTALFLAIZ

    I was reading through my blogs. So interesting to look back and see how far I have come. I am still not at my goal weight, but that isn't what it is really all about. Is it? "smile" 30 I'm still moving, pushing, and ready to be the best me I can be. 386 This was my first blog. I hope it helps ... Read more

  • TGIF

    2/27/2015 12:03:08 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and send loving thoughts to your friends and family always be positive what you send out comes back 10 fold hugx... Read more

  • the one day fast

    2/26/2015 4:19:55 PM, by OPHELIE

    So, as I was saying yesterday, I felt a bug coming, and wanted to try and be proactive about it. I did not have dinner on Tuesday (feeling queezy), and I decided to do a one day fast/cleanse on Wednesday. I had thought about it several times, but I did not ever think I would manage a whole day wit... Read more

  • We got the house!!

    2/26/2015 12:33:55 PM, by TIKITAMI

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!! We got the call from our Realtor last night, she finally accepted our offer! I can't believe how instantly the stress lifted from us. Within half an hour we both looked at each other and announced, "I'm hungry." For the first time in days we actually sat down ... Read more

  • PAWSE - 2/25/15

    2/26/2015 10:43:29 AM, by SHEENADEE

    Plan/Prepare - Act - Write - Set - Engage Continuing my weekly dinner planning, based on what I already have in the house so no shopping required... Wed - Roast beef sandwich, apple Thur - Homemade bean soup, baked sweet potato Fri - baked ziti and salad (at friend's) Sat - Homemad... Read more

  • Ruffling a few feathers

    2/26/2015 6:54:29 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "If you’re not ruffling a few feathers, you’re probably not getting much done. If you’re not running into difficult problems, then you’re falling far short of your potential." Ralph Marston Need to remember this as I face the crazy day. I have added 5 new therapists at midterm meaning 11 midt... Read more

  • thursday

    2/26/2015 12:27:20 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a blessed day hugx... Read more

  • PAWSE - 2/25

    2/26/2015 12:23:38 AM, by BLOOIZEANGEL

    Last week was rough! I worked a lot. I didn't get my normal movement in. I had a sick child. Our Parish Ball was last week and as the raffle ticket coordinator I had many things to do. This week I have already been working more than I thought I would and I receive more work tomorrow. The differ... Read more

  • Useless wasteland...where is this?

    2/25/2015 8:35:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Joseph Ives was given the job of looking at a certain area of the US. Here is his summation: "A few years later, Ives wrote an extensive report on his mission in which he pronounced the ? a beautiful but essentially useless wasteland. “After entering it there is nothing to do but leave,” h... Read more

  • Feeling good

    2/25/2015 7:41:26 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    good day... Read more

  • Can't find my flylady motivational music ~!

    2/25/2015 5:18:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    It was so upbeat and motivating. Does anyone know what I am talking about? Thanks, chris 335 542... Read more

  • Stress

    2/25/2015 4:52:41 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Buying a house shouldn't be stressful. Sure there's the OMG we have to pack, arrange everything and deadline of getting moved but for the last three days we've been haggling over price on a house and put a fork in me I'm done. We found a beautiful home and both my husband and I fell in love... Read more

  • Fuhrman's food plate

    2/25/2015 4:03:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Use the link below for a bigger picture. www.drfuhrman.com/library/food
    pyramid.aspx www.drfuhrman.com/library/food
    pyramid.aspx... Read more

  • warmer weather

    2/25/2015 2:53:52 PM, by LBP1961

    It is a very funny feeling to go outside when it is -17 and to think wow, it is really mild today... No wonder Florida people think we are insane. 20 I am still riding that big wave of motivation. Even tough I was a whole week with the scale not budging, I kept at it and it finally went down.... Read more

  • February Check in

    2/25/2015 1:09:21 PM, by ASHESS85

    So I guess it's a little late in the month for a check in but I felt the need to write...so here I am. Last time I weighed in was a week and a half ago. I saw 202...which is amazing! Slow...but amazing! I will take any loss I can get. However, these past few weeks have been hard. There has been Vale... Read more

  • Winter Blues and Blessing.

    2/25/2015 12:40:04 PM, by MISSLOIS

    Today I looked at the blessing in my life and felt the fog of winter blues lift. I also realized that for a long time I haven't taken care of myself. I noticed that many of the rough things in my life was defining my attitude- grief for lost ones, issues with one son, money and house issues. I also ... Read more

  • Keep going

    2/25/2015 6:16:55 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "Set a goal and make it happen. Keep going until you have it done." Ralph Marston 198 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 I saw this on a church bulletin board. " Whoever is praying for snow, please stop!" ... Read more

  • fighting the bug

    2/25/2015 3:15:29 AM, by OPHELIE

    Yesterday, all went according to plan... until mid afternoon. I felt a bug coming, and I have been trying to nip it in the bud. Went to bed at 7 last night, and today, I am trying to only take in fluids, to put my stomach at rest. I have never done a fasting day, so I do not know if it will work... Read more

  • TOPS recorded renewal

    2/24/2015 11:16:19 PM, by DISGUISEDBYPHAT

    2/24/2015 19.1 121.3... Read more

  • Starting over

    2/24/2015 8:54:10 PM, by DANIELLEEEXO

    baby steps. Goals for the upcoming week: Drink 8 glasses of water each day this week. Cut back on snacking.... Read more

  • day 7 of Lent...IDK where I got 40 days from

    2/24/2015 7:29:44 PM, by THEETSYBAY

    2 IDK why I thought Lent only lasted for 40 days. Wishful thinking? 24 Ok so this is now how much can I lose by Easter, and can I remember to type here every day. Headache is gone but it lasted nearly 5 days. Went to Scheck & Sirus to get my shoes adjusted but they still hurt my ... Read more

  • Just another day

    2/24/2015 6:53:36 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    Here's my surgery page: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp
    ?id=NEW_ME_JRP... Read more

  • Tuesday in Lent

    2/24/2015 10:36:40 AM, by THISISIT2

    i started back on Wii fit yesterday, Monday and I am eating right starting today. Will use Spark People again like I did in 2008 and will use Wii Fit like I did in 2011 or so. It's been too long. I am at 193 and need to get back to around 163. ... Read more

  • Gym membership

    2/24/2015 8:49:11 AM, by VANILLAMAMA

    So I've been wanting to do this for a while. I've thought and thought about it but never put the pedal to the metal. I did it though! I keep successfully eating right and now I am going to be swimming regularly. On top of doing weight training. This is awesome! I have a goal and I can and will do... Read more

  • Focus readjustment.

    2/24/2015 7:11:12 AM, by OPHELIE

    2015 started really well for me. 100 days of weight loss, 248 registering for the Winter challenge, 248 going under 80 kg before Christmas 248 being and feeling more positive in my life in general 248 Things were going too well maybe? Because it seems like it is always when I a... Read more

  • Be present

    2/24/2015 7:08:27 AM, by KIN59VARA

    I went to my Church's lenten mission last night and the message was "be present". I took this to heart as the speaker Mother Ogla said your mind is probably thinking of a million thoughts even being present at the mission. This was sooo true as I was working out a work problem. I then realized that ... Read more

  • Maybe a new chapter?

    2/23/2015 6:26:52 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    Oh I forgot to mention that I got a new pet - a betta fish!!... Read more

  • Successfully dropped 7 pounds

    2/23/2015 3:39:06 PM, by VANILLAMAMA

    Good afternoon ladies and gents! I am stopping in to celebrate a milestone. I'm down 7 pounds and I can honestly say I fought myself to earn it! Tracking and keeping the faith in myself is what I am doing. Just wanted to say if you are having a rough day. Remember you can do this! Drop the m... Read more

  • Ya gotta laugh

    2/23/2015 1:45:58 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Jeff: Crap, my wedding ring fell into the couch! Me: You sure? Did you check your pockets? Jeff: Yes! After trying to reach into the couch we flip it over. Me: We'll have to rip the bottom open, you sure you checked your pockets? Jeff: Yes, it's not there. RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII... Read more

  • It's time to come back

    2/23/2015 1:02:25 PM, by FUCHSIARASCAL

    Well, that's a little misleading. I haven't actually been away--- not according to my browser history and daily spins, at least. I'm still here, I just haven't been active on the site. But despite not blogging, I kept up my fitness routine-- until November. Over the summer, my housing situation... Read more

  • Feb. 23-March 1 Workout Schedule

    2/23/2015 9:35:04 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Herbalife24 Fit, Beach Body Challenge, Spark People Video, 4 Miles Tuesday - Herbalife24 Fit, Beach Body Challenge, Spark People Video, Personal Trainer Wednesday - Herbalife24 Fit, Beach Body Challenge, Spark People Video, 5 Miles Thursday - Herbalife24 Fit, Beach Body Chall... Read more

  • Feb. 16-22 In Review

    2/23/2015 9:31:28 AM, by MOMIN09

    I got 4 out of 7 days of workouts in (not everything I planned, but still something). I wasn't good with my food choices and sticking to my Herbalife shakes this week. The weekend was also not good with my State Bowling tournament. Too much drinking and bad food. I didn't get my 8+ glass... Read more

  • Live your curosity: Ralph Marston

    2/23/2015 6:15:57 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "Today, live your love. Live your passion, live your curiosity, and live your dreams." Ralph Marston Still wearing my Flylady timer as I need to make sure that i move and clean. My mother said is that what I am going to do for Lent. I suppose if I combine it with pray and giving to the poor ... Read more

  • sunday

    2/22/2015 11:18:54 PM, by MOCHA2470

    Today was definitely a day of rest. it's was so nice to time to spend the whole day with my family. we watched my daughter sing in church, and had a nice dinner at home. I did my daily walk with my dog but I did not go to the gym or even use my elliptical at home. Tomorrow I will get back to wor... Read more

  • A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. -- Patricia Neal

    2/22/2015 11:27:42 AM, by KIN59VARA

    A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. -- Patricia Neal I am wearing my Flylady timer and I was able to get my house cleaned up to my bedroom. I have a bag for Big Sister's tomorrow and I am working on the 2nd bag. I am ACTUALLY cleaning my closet. ... Read more

  • Time for Irish Soda Bread--here is one recipe, there are many.

    2/22/2015 9:25:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for currants 4 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch dice 1 3/4 cups cold buttermilk, shaken 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten ... Read more

  • Lots more data about coconut oil...

    2/21/2015 9:00:03 PM, by CTUPTON

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_
    oil... Read more

  • Coconut oil better? Well, no real proof. Darn.

    2/21/2015 8:59:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    From Nutrition Action Newsletter: www.cspinet.org/nah/articles
    /coconut-oil.html... Read more

  • Need to work harder or smarter

    2/21/2015 10:37:13 AM, by KIN59VARA

    It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top. -- Arnold Bennet I need to really step it up. The cold is really getting to me and I think I am not moving or accomplishing all that I can. I have my flylady timer on today so no more than 15 minutes sitting at... Read more

  • Saturday

    2/21/2015 12:13:56 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending many blessings love joy and prayers to all my friends thanks for being there for me I love you all enjoy your weekend hug 304... Read more

  • 95 pounds gone!

    2/20/2015 12:19:02 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Holy crack-a-doodles I'm down 95 pounds! WOO HOO! 50 pounds till goal and I'm doing happy butt wiggle dances! Horrible cold this week but I didn't let it stop me from exercising or eating right. As gross as I felt I still wanted to get up and exercise. I didn't do as much as I wou... Read more

  • Life Update

    2/20/2015 12:13:48 PM, by STARRYROSES

    I still haven't located my SPAT and I'm not sure if I'm ready to buy another yet or if I'll keep searching. It's frustrating to be without it and was an essential part of my motivation towards my goals. We moved to a larger apartment, one that has a stairway to the front door, which I like hav... Read more

  • PAWSE - 2/18/15

    2/20/2015 11:47:31 AM, by SHEENADEE

    Plan/Prepare - Act - Write - Set - Engage I lost 1/2 pound this past week; but, do not feel like I really earned it. I had fewer workout minutes (although what I did was good) and I ate poorly. Some days were not necessarily over my calorie range (which I guess is what saved me); however, I ... Read more

  • May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. - Jonathan Huie

    2/20/2015 7:58:09 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself." - Jonathan Huie It is soooo cold that it is hard to get out the covers!... Read more

  • Oh Come On!

    2/20/2015 12:05:44 AM, by KRYSSCOTT

    A 1% chance of snow.... in South Central Florida.. Jack Frost and Mother Nature must of had a few to many. No walking for me....I am not leaving my beloved heated home until this chilly stuff goes away.... Read more

  • SP cardio for people with joint pain-Jessica Smith free videos

    2/19/2015 6:34:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.jessicasmithtv.com/free-wo
    rkout-videos/... Read more

  • Day 2/40

    2/19/2015 3:50:06 PM, by THEETSYBAY

    Well it started off pretty darned poopy. I gained weight FFS. 234 I woke up with a really bad headache yesterday and it's still lingering today. Lunch is a bowl of grits. Not sure about dinner yet. I put the peanuts away since the only reason I ate them was that they were on the... Read more

  • Day 1/40

    2/19/2015 3:43:41 PM, by THEETSYBAY

    Yes it was yesterday but I forgot to post. I thought I did better, I know I ate better. No candy or snacks, just a handful of dry roasted peanuts. Lunch was leftover Dirty Rice. Dinner was black eyed peas. Then the peanuts. Lots of plain iced tea. Can't really exercise as my fe... Read more

  • “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.”

    2/19/2015 12:26:48 PM, by IRONBESS

    This quotation has been attributed to psychotherapist Rollo May and to columnist/activist Jim Hightower. (HIghtower added, "even a dead fish can go with the flow"). Regardless of who said it first, it's food for thought.... Read more

  • Even when it is inconvenient DO IT

    2/19/2015 7:00:59 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "If something is inconvenient, then embrace the inconvenience and resolve to make good come out of it. Be okay with things not being perfect and you’ll be able to get much more done." Ralph Marston Counting my blessings! ... Read more

  • Three below tonight

    2/18/2015 7:21:43 PM, by KAREN608

    Winter has finally decided to hit full force. A few weeks ago it was fourteen inches of wet snow. This week, lots of wind and cold. I have a very old zinc hot water bottle, and will fill it tonight to keep both our feet warmer as DH watches his TV shows. Cheaper than running furnace higher, or... Read more

  • It's a bit nippy in FL

    2/18/2015 7:19:01 PM, by KRYSSCOTT

    Alright that is a load of crap for Florida highs in the 50's and lows in the 30's is down right freezing. I'm cold and can feel the chill deep in all my bones and metal parts. However, this gives me pause and a reason to wear one of the five pairs of pants I own.... There's only one proble... Read more

  • Book name: Resilience by Jesse Close

    2/18/2015 4:54:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    Enjoy! chris... Read more

  • It's Official!

    2/18/2015 4:46:02 PM, by LASARRE

    Finally got the "official" clear to close for Friday. We've had the keys to the new house since last night. Moving tomorrow. Been taking stuff there today. Can't wait to get out of here and get away from that idiot agent! She calls me to arrange the final walk thru. They want to do it tomorr... Read more

  • Major Meltdown yesterday, today is a new one

    2/18/2015 9:35:23 AM, by KIN59VARA

    Yesterday i began my day well but it then veered off and so did I! 198 I was doing my list of todos but then my husband asked me to help with with a technology problem. It took over an hour and then my list did not get done and I needed to go to work. I went to get the mail and there was a letter... Read more

  • Our friend's home in Cohassett . MA . Yes, this is scary!

    2/17/2015 9:09:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • Book about mental illness in the family of Glenn Close

    2/17/2015 8:56:08 PM, by CTUPTON

    Other people seemed to know about this family way before I did. That is not new. I think I live in a cave. Oh well. But I did find the book fascinating and eye opening. Jesse Close was not diagnosed till age 50. But she struggled all her life and no one put it all together till so late in her l... Read more

  • Make a difference...

    2/17/2015 6:42:14 PM, by KRYSSCOTT

    THE STARFISH POEM Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. ... Read more

  • Egg and Spoon a book I want to read --for fun

    2/17/2015 6:40:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is what GOODREADS says about Egg and Spoon: "In this tour de force, master storyteller Gregory Maguire offers a dazzling novel for fantasy lovers of all ages. Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscr... Read more

  • What you are will show in what you do. -- Thomas Alva Edison Read

    2/17/2015 9:10:28 AM, by KIN59VARA

    What you are will show in what you do. -- Thomas Alva Edison I am reading Steve Harvey's book " Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success". It is a really good book, although I must say I love these type of books. Some of the takeaways already is to order your priorities God, family, educ... Read more

  • There is not really much to say...

    2/16/2015 6:58:02 PM, by KRYSSCOTT

    So i'll leave it at this Okay? ready? It's time to get started......... Read more

  • Fat pants

    2/16/2015 11:58:49 AM, by TIKITAMI

    Laundry day and the dryer broke so improvisation had to take place. I walked out in a pair of jeans and my husband just looked at me. "Umm..nice mom jeans." "Ouch!" "Are they new?" "They are 15 years old and back then they weren't mom jeans they were just jeans. They are my m... Read more

  • Ain't Nothing Better To Make You Want To Exercise Than Being Sick

    2/16/2015 11:57:58 AM, by MRB2563

    The lack of energy I've had the past few days due to an icky, stuffy, son of cold I haven't experienced in years. I suppose watching the "Birdman" movie movie with Michael Keaton, Emma Stone et.al did not help. It was good movie but really draining emotionally. That is when I started to realize I wa... Read more

  • Feb. 16-22 Workout Schedule

    2/16/2015 9:43:30 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Herbalife24 Fit, Beach Body Challenge, Spark People Video Tuesday - Herbalife24 Fit, Beach Body Challenge, Spark People Video, 3 Miles Wednesday - Herbalife24 Fit, Beach Body Challenge, Spark People Video, 5 Miles Thursday - Herbalife24 Fit, Beach Body Challenge, Spark People... Read more

  • Feb. 9-15 In Review

    2/16/2015 9:40:34 AM, by MOMIN09

    I got 2 out of 7 days of workouts in. This came from being sick with a sinus infection all week. I was drained and just had no energy to do anything. I didn't really track anything last week since I wasn't feeling well. I'm sure that I wasn't in my calorie range much during the week. I ... Read more

  • Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. -- Abraham Lincoln

    2/16/2015 7:09:36 AM, by KIN59VARA

    Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. -- Abraham Lincoln I am hustling today! I have an interview today for a course in the summer. It is freezing this morning below zero so I am glad that it is phone interview. I made these energy bites ye... Read more

  • Almost Forgot

    2/16/2015 12:01:08 AM, by BIGGESTLOSER44

    Don't know if I will make this on time. I almost forgot to write my daily blog. Didn't have time this morning and I worked until 11:00 pm. Just got home a short time ago and did a weigh in. Results weren't good but then again I did my weigh in yesterday in the afternoon. That could account for ... Read more

  • OK so...

    2/15/2015 11:05:07 PM, by THEETSYBAY

    Trying to meet someone online is not easy...nor cheap. eHarmony, match.com and even a Catholic dating site yield nothing but aggravation. So I'm going to put that on hold for a while and concentrate on me. Here's my plan: Lent. 40 days...eat well, no junk. Take it one day at a ti... Read more

  • And the Total is 17.5" for Today

    2/15/2015 7:31:44 PM, by LOPEYP

    The good news is that the blizzard ended early (still daylight). The bad news is that it left us with 17.5" of snow and bitter temps. Our shed is slowly vanishing......... View from the front of house One lonely icicle. The bitter winds has sent snow drifting and c... Read more

  • Determined to clean today!!!

    2/15/2015 8:54:53 AM, by KIN59VARA

    My horoscope had this as part of it. This is a good day for seeing areas that need improvement, and this can include work, home, and health matters. Seeing things in extremes is likely now, but this can also be quite helpful on some level, as this could motivate you to get rid of excess or unne... Read more

  • new kind of valentine day

    2/15/2015 6:54:03 AM, by LBP1961

    I am surprised and proud at the same time. Did not have wine yesterday, and I didn't have a "special" meal. I still felt the love from my hubby and my daughter. New concept : actually celebrate the reason for the holiday : Valentine's day=love. Not food, not drinking, just love. It was totally do... Read more

  • The Lifestyle Plan

    2/14/2015 7:18:23 PM, by BIGGESTLOSER44

    Well it has been a long time since I have visited this site and my waistline is showing it!! The weight I lost 6 years ago has slowly crept back on (not all of it but a good portion of it). I have decided to give a healthier lifestyle another go and the weight I lose in the process will be a huge ... Read more

  • What I love about my body

    2/14/2015 5:58:05 PM, by NUTZ4HARRY

    I love my hair. I also love my shoulders. Last year I wasn't able to do much lifting because of a shoulder injury. I have continued doing the exercises from therapy and have started lifting heavier weight.... Read more

  • Had to have our old puppy girl put to sleep

    2/13/2015 9:10:00 PM, by IRONBESS

    We knew it was coming. She was 16 last October. She was doing well until last summer, then too arthritic to go for walks but still able to get around. Then she had a spell about a month ago with vomiting. We had her checked at the vet after which we spoiled her with homemade food per the vet'... Read more

  • Date set

    2/13/2015 8:46:49 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    OK...April 7th is the date for the new hip. One step at a time.... Read more

  • tumeric benefits and tumeric with BioPerine and arthritis

    2/13/2015 7:37:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    BioPerine(black pepper extract) is to improvement of the turmeric (curcumin) www.huffingtonpost.com/andre
    w-weil-md/turmeric-health-
    have-a-happy-new-year_b_79
    8328.html"And at least one new study suggests curcumin's value for arthritis treatment. Since arthritis is so common and the r... Read more

  • Oh now! Huge plumbing problems!

    2/13/2015 3:22:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    The toilet has apparently been leaking water to the basement ceiling--which was just newly sheet rocked and painted. It was so bright and beautiful. Water is raining all over the place down there. The guy we have painting the condo went to the basement and called me down there. I almost fainted... Read more

  • Updates

    2/13/2015 12:42:58 PM, by LOPEYP

    Firstly, I had an awesome birthday. My dear friend took me out for dinner one night and hubby took me out another night. Of course what's a birthday without birthday cake (or some kind of dessert).. 'nuf said. The scale wasn't smiling this week. Oh well....... My sparkfriends had the right idea ... Read more

  • Forget February

    2/13/2015 10:44:43 AM, by LASARRE

    Dealing with Puddin Head has been horrible to say the least. I have been so drained keeping this deal together and working with new buyers that I haven't had a chance to exercise since last Saturday. We don't want to discuss my alcohol intake. Only at dinner. Fast food etc. Brian is very upset about... Read more

  • Menu

    2/13/2015 6:17:57 AM, by KIN59VARA

    Narrow the possibilities Every restaurant has many different items on the menu, yet you have to choose one or two of those items in order to enjoy a good meal. Every day is filled with countless possibilities, and you must narrow down those possibilities if you are to get anything done. If... Read more

  • Need for new hip confirmed by surgeon

    2/12/2015 5:46:51 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    I'm excited to get my life back soon! More details as I learn them...... Read more

  • Still Going

    2/12/2015 10:15:10 AM, by CRESHA20

    Although I have not made any great strides here lately, I have not given up. The highest weight I got up to while pregnant was 367. As of today I am down to 313. I keep fluctuating between 313 and 320. Over the weekend I joined WW online. I have been keeping track of my food and everything on t... Read more

  • Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment. -- Dale Carnegie

    2/12/2015 6:15:17 AM, by KIN59VARA

    Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment. -- Dale Carnegie Working the new schedule and liking it. Now I need to coordinate one job with another and one thing that is holding me back is Kick the Clutter!... Read more

  • Day 1: Many times over

    2/11/2015 9:23:14 PM, by SEESAW1977

    I look back and see what I could have done and what I have done and what I have lost in the process. I have been on and off the weight loss bandwagon for too long. I lost 45 pounds and went from a size 24 to a size 16 and then I got cocky. I stopped working out slowly and then started to add things ... Read more

  • binge eating

    2/11/2015 7:48:27 PM, by VANILLAMAMA

    I will be the first person to admit it. I binge eat. I have since I was very little. I look at myself in the mirrors lately and I don't see myself anymore. What happened and how can I change this? How did I get back up to 230? Oh man this is hard! So slow steps I am going to put in place. I w... Read more

  • I Think We Are Going to Cross the finish line

    2/11/2015 7:33:06 PM, by LASARRE

    Met the buyer yesterday. She came with Puddin head (see previous blog) and the roofer. Roofer was very competent. Good guy. I spent most the time with the buyer who was trying to get me to leave a bunch of stuff. It was funny. She is very nice. The lender wanted a write up that everything ... Read more

  • Greatness

    2/11/2015 1:05:50 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi... Read more

  • Commit

    2/11/2015 5:43:58 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating -- in work, in play, in love." -- Anne Morriss Committing to new habits: **** no meals after 7 **** meet fitbit goal before bed *****read chapter of book before bed ***** Moisturize before bed ... Read more

  • Before you speak...

    2/10/2015 11:21:09 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    Before you speak, let's your words pass through three gates. At the first gate ask yourself, "Is it true?" At the second gate ask yourself, "Is it necessary?" At the third gate ask yourself, "Is it kind?" ~Sufi saying... Read more

  • A snack food find

    2/10/2015 9:32:10 PM, by IRONBESS

    I never know how long I'll be gone when it's time for a trip to town (30 miles to grocery store). Taking healthy snacks along works well for avoiding temptations if a quick trip turns into a day of errands. I recently found a breakfast bar I like that's only slightly sweet, 140 calories, and just 65... Read more

  • frozen peaches for smoothies-- a new discovery

    2/10/2015 2:28:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    Along the way poking around SP I found something about frozen peaches. I can't find the original recipe right now but... I whipped up a smoothie in the Nutribullet: frozen peaches non fat sour cream frozen zucchini pieces right from the freezer It might be a stand in for ice c... Read more

  • If you only ate when you're hungry would you ever eat?

    2/10/2015 12:27:59 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I used to eat when I was sad to soothe the emotions, happy to celebrate the moment and of course good old stress but then I realized. I never ate when I was just hungry because I was never actually hungry. I rarely woke up with that wonderful, "I'm hungry!" feeling, I would eat because it's mo... Read more

  • 14 Ways to Beat the Clutter-SP article--boy do I need this!

    2/10/2015 8:48:58 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/resource/w
    ellness_articles.asp?id=1998 These photos are NOT MY HOUSE. Just examples of what can be done. ... Read more

  • Stomach Bug

    2/10/2015 8:05:08 AM, by SHELLYMCPHAIL

    Well, getting a virus can wreak havoc on your plan. It has been four days now and I am still not able to eat things on my plan. Things are going in the right direction however and I am managing to get a few things in, but my steps have gone down considerably. I know that the end of this week and nex... Read more

  • Advice to people considering shoulder surgery--maybe knee surgery too....

    2/10/2015 7:34:04 AM, by CTUPTON

    In the months and years before surgery, if you can, and within doctor's parameters, exercise the joint as much as possible. My reasoning is to have the muscles and tendons and ligaments as good as they can possible be before surgery. I did that with concentrated effort mostly April to November in th... Read more

  • Little choices add up

    2/10/2015 5:54:10 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "Life is what you make it, and all the little choices add up. Improve the quality of those choices, and you will improve the quality of your situation." Ralph Marston Each day I have been looking over what I am doing and trying to change up something that will get me to where I want to go. ... Read more

  • Let's go to the ortho!

    2/9/2015 10:21:59 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    So, I just found out I need a new left hip and got my appointment to see the orthopedic surgeon on Thursday. Let's get this ball rolling and reclaim my life!... Read more

  • Snow............and more snow

    2/9/2015 4:35:44 PM, by LOPEYP

    So it has basically been snowing here in Massachusetts since Thursday. Yes, we did have a few small windows of no snow but it's hard to remember them. 425 425 425 425 425 425 It just keeps falling.................. Remembered this little dialog from the Three Stooges Curly: "Di... Read more