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  • 28 Day Challenge

    7/25/2016 1:56:15 AM, by CUMBIACHICA

    On Day 20... Read more

  • Salt Lake City

    7/25/2016 12:13:43 AM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Day 3 of the diet plan. It was difficult to keep going, not go get the foods that I love to over-indulge in. I resisted. Silly really, it's only 3 weeks and I'm having difficulty at 1/7 the way through. Never mind, I'll just need to pull it together. Spent the rest of the day working on pr... Read more

  • Monday

    7/24/2016 11:23:15 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    I have been praying for a miracle so please if you hear me it would help I love my brother please father help him sending light love joy happiness and prayers have a blessed day hugs... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 2

    7/24/2016 11:23:00 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    I made it through day 2 of exercise! Once again I rode my stationary bike for 30 minutes. I realized that it had been a long time since I had been able to exercise with out pain. Riding the bike is much easier on my knee then walking is. Over the last few years I have developed arthritis in my knee ... Read more

  • 39 days countdown. SMART GOAL: attack my own desk top. Oh no!

    7/24/2016 9:08:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    I did make progress! It is not done yet. The shelves above the desk collect tons of stuff. I found a whole roll 40 of stamps that I had misplaced! 198 I found the keys 528 to the bank safety deposit box so I can close it out before the move. 30 273 527 I still don't have... Read more

  • Day 2 - 100 Day Challenge

    7/24/2016 1:24:48 PM, by MRSMIKEJG

    Day 2 Workout was a scheduled 19 kilometre long slow distance training run. I'm in training for Detroit Marathon this year so I usually do my long run on the weekend and the shorter runs during the week. I slept in this morning because I went to bed a little late last night dealing with Fitbit syn... Read more

  • Bad year

    7/24/2016 12:04:19 PM, by SCUBAHONEY

    Well, so much for getting back to my goal weight. This past year has been so stressful with buying the house in TN and going back and forth from WI to get it fixed up and ready for retirement. I've been the one doing all the running back and forth, getting things fixed up in the house (either myse... Read more

  • Double X #4

    7/23/2016 10:39:17 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Still not crazy about avocados - taste and texture are awful - but today's smoothie made me feel like throwing up slightly less than yesterday's. Disgusting image, I know. I'll either get used to it or will stop using this recipe. The Salmon Frittata is good, but has an odd texture that I'm stil... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 1

    7/23/2016 6:53:27 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I am committing to exercising and blogging every day for 100 days. The 100th day will be Halloween. Today I rode the exercise bike for 30 minutes.... Read more

  • A little motivation

    7/23/2016 4:20:13 PM, by SNOW_LEOPARD_74

    Just a little encouragement for anyone who needs or wants it, I know I can always use some!... Read more

  • Yay for an easier shark week

    7/23/2016 11:43:53 AM, by SSMITH762

    So shark week began yesterday and it's another one without feeling as tired as I used to, plus no cramps so far or headaches. This is definitely one of the benefits of low carb that I didn't expect. I'm still a little tired, but it's not like I want to sleep all day like before. I used to take of... Read more

  • The difference

    7/23/2016 11:32:22 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • 100 Days Challenge - Day 1

    7/23/2016 9:23:37 AM, by MRSMIKEJG

    Some days I just feel so sluggish and need to carve out some time to myself to exercise. I've been training for a marathon but after a long run I am sore for a couple of days and don't want to do anything for the next couple of days. I need to try and stay accountable and rather than flooding my f... Read more

  • Basket of Triangles

    7/23/2016 12:29:56 AM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Started working my plan to reorganize my fabrics today. I also found more fabric - and the fabric mom sent me arrived. 20 At least I'm not freaked out about it any more. Having a plan helps so much - a lesson to be learned and lived by. The reorganization isn't finished, and won't be any time ... Read more

  • Which candidate do you side with?

    7/22/2016 7:51:00 PM, by CTUPTON

    I enjoyed doing this questionnaire online. Many questions have hidden choices. You might overlook these. They give many more options than the questions first appearing. I did this before but I am trying it again since the elections are so close. chris ... Read more

  • Blackened chicken and cauliflower grits again

    7/22/2016 2:56:52 PM, by SSMITH762

    Yummy and quick lunch. I made the chicken on the george foreman with the chicken rub. The cauliflower grits are riced cauliflower with greens onions and mushrooms sauteed and added to it. Then I add heavy cream and cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne for that kick. It's done in less... Read more

  • 41 days countdown, Today's smart goal: buy something pretty!

    7/22/2016 12:08:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is NOT the candle I bought but it looks a little like it. It is LED and goes on automatically for 4 hours. 244 I will set it for the evenings. Hopefully, people looking to buy the condo will be here then. A fun goal for today! 104... Read more

  • The Fibro Manual copyright 2016

    7/22/2016 6:56:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    The Fibro Manual by Gineva Liptan, M.D. I found this book to be very up to date and very organized -easy to find info I needed chris 220... Read more

  • Finally budged again

    7/22/2016 2:22:24 AM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    So my scale finally budged again. Down .4lb. Big whoop, right? Actually it is. After weeks of it climbing for no reason I can fathom, it's going back down. I think it's because of the one med I was on.I haven't gotten it refilled since I ran out. It wasn't making any difference in my pain level anyw... Read more

  • Herm's Shirt

    7/21/2016 11:59:28 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    My mom's friend is clearing out her house - stuff she doesn't want to keep in her life. Good for her...and good for me, mostly. She keeps giving me fabric! A lot of's a bit insane how much she's giving me (this isn't all of it!). Unfortunately, I now have to figure out where to pu... Read more

  • TGIF

    7/21/2016 11:45:10 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a wonderful day be blessed and enjoy living life to the fullest if possible for me too hugs... Read more

  • Cheap and easy vegetarian keto lunch

    7/21/2016 4:25:44 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I'm on a budget and meat is expensive, so lunch today was vegetarian. This is one of my fav meal whether or not I include meat. To make it: Nuke a bag of cauliflower for 5 min then rice it. Add an egg to the rice. Start cooking peppers and onions in butter on a medium heat After cooking awhil... Read more

  • Square One

    7/20/2016 10:19:27 PM, by -SUGARKISSES-

    Okay, I've been gone for a few weeks, because of a very difficult time in my life. I've been debating how to talk bout things on here in a blog but I honestly don't have the words. I've been at a loss of on how to explain it. So it's been a difficult time, and I will leave it at that. I honest... Read more

  • Post Camping Recovery

    7/20/2016 9:43:28 PM, by GAILRUU

    I didn't do as well as I had hoped controlling my food intake at camp. It could have been worse though and the few pounds I saw on the scale are disappearing. It will take a few more days to get back to where I was and with any luck, make some progress. My plan to get in some walking at camp... Read more

  • 43 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/20/2016 12:40:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    43 days left before I put this condo on the market. But I am not feeling up to par. I am feeling like I have a virus and a rash on chest, back, and itchy in various places. Darn. I need to accomplish something daily toward being able to "show" this condo. 24 Today's SMART Goal: ... Read more

  • Huh? I have a rash! And I feel like I have a virus. What on earth is this?

    7/20/2016 12:31:03 PM, by CTUPTON

    My throat and ear canal area is tender and stuffy. My chest definitely has a rash. Itchy, too. Other areas of my body feel a bit itchy , too. I have not been outside much so I don't think it is from insect bites. Got any ideas. It is now the 3rd full day. I am using cortisone cream ... Read more

  • My grade school reunion is July 30th near Buffalo, Ny.

    7/20/2016 12:27:14 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am going! Yeah! I just filled out a questionnaire they sent me. I am hoping meeting these old friends might give me information about where to live in that area! Wouldn't that be nice! chris... Read more

  • Thrifty

    7/19/2016 11:18:38 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    I'm pretty sure I picked the wrong fabric for the dark on today's block (Thrifty). It blends a bit too well with the medium tone, but is also not being changed. Last year's Row-By-Row Experience was a water theme, so I had to have most of those rows. I'm finally getting around to putt... Read more

  • I can fly!...Ouch, tumble roll, I can't

    7/19/2016 9:59:20 PM, by TIKITAMI

    As I got dressed for our run my husband warned me that there was a thunderstorm rolling in so let's go so we beat it. He let me know of a conversation at work. He mentioned that I was excited to go out for a trail run and was planning on 10K to which his co-worker let him know that wasn't a ... Read more

  • 44 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/19/2016 11:39:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 44 days left. Today's SMART Goals: Take the van to be serviced before the 400 mile Buffalo trip. 248 (I still have not really cleaned the interior. 24 ) Sort stuff from my purse: many notes , etc. from doc appts. etc. I will overlo... Read more

  • Healthy Iced Vanilla Latte

    7/19/2016 11:05:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    INGREDIENTS For coffee ice cubes- 1 pot brewed coffee For latte- 2-3 coffee ice cubes 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 2-3 drops liquid stevia Dash cinnamon DIRECTIONS 1. To make coffee ice cubes, pour brewed coffee into an ice cube tray. Freeze for 1 hour or ... Read more

  • A way to calculate expenses at a certain retirement community

    7/19/2016 10:56:59 AM, by CTUPTON
    t-101/cost-of-living... Read more

  • Sauteed Cabbage and Zucchini

    7/19/2016 10:26:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    Sauteed Cabbage and Zucchini (from DS9KIE--thanks) Ingredients: 1 small head cabbage, chopped 1 small zucchini and yellow squash Some onion Some red and yellow pepper Some collard greens 4 mushrooms 3 broccoli stems 1 tbsp onion powder 1 tbsp garlic po... Read more

  • July 18-24 Workout Schedule

    7/19/2016 8:26:06 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Kickin It With Keaira Tuesday - 4 Miles, Lean Abs Wednesday - 6 Miles, BHT Thursday - 4 Miles, Supreme Stretch Friday - Cardio Sculpt Saturday - 9 Miles, Kickin It With Keaira Sunday - 2 Miles, Meditation Yoga * I may have to switch up Saturday and Sunday ... Read more

  • Sugar Bowl

    7/19/2016 12:22:09 AM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Slept late this morning, and now I'm tired again and want to go to bed early...this might be a problem. Didn't even get around to the yoga - maybe tomorrow. Today's block is Sugar Bowl. The name lies, it's just another basket block! I'm really tired of baskets, although I do like this block.... Read more

  • Nice Day

    7/18/2016 12:19:02 PM, by LOPEYP

    Still working on my food choices and portions. Did pretty well over the weekend other than a couple adult beverages that were definitely required poolside. 20 Saturday we went to my brother's house on the lake. It was such a lovely day there. The humidity wasn't bad and there was a nice breez... Read more

  • Stuck at level 10

    7/18/2016 12:04:51 PM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    The Pokemon Go went so big so fast that the servers are having a hard time keeping up with it. Naturally the weekends are when everyone can play, so I wasn't really able to get on much at all. I did managed to catch a dozen while waiting for the husband to get the kids some lunch, but we still need ... Read more

  • Bangladesh sparkfriends-- earthquake possibility?

    7/18/2016 11:33:51 AM, by CTUPTON
    -may-lurk-under-bangladesh I am hoping this is over blown. chris... Read more

  • Instead of the evil M&Ms try dark chocolate. Advice from a beloved sparkfriend!

    7/18/2016 10:58:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    "Hershey's Dark Chocolate Kisses, Brookside Dark Chocolate with Blueberry and Acai, and Lindt Extra Dark Chocolate truffles the best. I can have 1 truffle and I'm good for days. You can have 5 kisses, and you have to unwrap each one! Brookside is harder for me to control because it comes loose in... Read more

  • John as Cookie Monster!

    7/18/2016 10:45:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    ( John often covers himself in his motorized wheelchair to be warm and take a nap. DD put the paper cutouts on him.)... Read more

  • 50 things to do when you're bored.

    7/18/2016 9:24:30 AM, by CTUPTON
    .jpg Or, go clean the garage. I bet you think of something better to do fast! chris... Read more

  • Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 45 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/18/2016 7:52:15 AM, by CTUPTON

    The 3 of us have 3 appointments today! And I am the driver for us all. DH's is for the GI doctor. He will stay in the hospital before his colonoscopy. I can't handle his prep alone. I asked if he could be in the hospital for that. But the Dr said then he has to see him first for Medicare approval. ... Read more

  • Stiles and Paths

    7/17/2016 10:44:31 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    What a nice bike ride this morning! Finished that and got today's block, a quilt row, and more sewing done. Yippee! Looking forward to tomorrow's yoga. 414 Today's block - Stiles and Paths - is a nice enough block. I was going to strip piece and subcut, but got distracted and cut the str... Read more

  • Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 46 days left. Today's SMART Goals

    7/17/2016 9:32:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    1.To email the floor repair guy, take at least 4 photos of the old bathroom floor. 2. Before getting the van tuned up for my trip to "Buffalo", clean the inside. It really needs cleaning before the car repair guy sees it. (I believe workers do a better job when they see I care for the van. ) 3. ... Read more

  • 3 Weeks Later (or a Month)

    7/16/2016 11:17:12 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Finally home and resettled after a fun visit with family. Got to see my best friend and her family, a lovely July 4 (well, it was on the 3rd) with family at the lake, and productive sewing adventures. I managed to make my block everyday, just couldn't post with spotty internet access. Country livi... Read more

  • In search of professional shoes

    7/16/2016 7:49:05 PM, by SSMITH762

    So with the new in office job, I went shopping this weekend. I also went shopping because I mentioned my weight loss to a friend at work and she said she'd noticed that my pants kept falling down the last time I was in the office. It was a sign. So I spent $100 at good will and picked up these 3... Read more

  • Back to it!

    7/16/2016 5:09:43 PM, by SNOWSTARZ

    Is there anyone who doesn't fall off the healthy wagon now and again? I'd love to be able to bounce right back on. I've found myself doing a lot of negative wishing lately. I wish I didn't hurt often, I wish I didn't get migraines, I wish I wasn't an insomniac, I wish I wasn't somewhat of an uber pl... Read more

  • Egg hatched

    7/16/2016 10:24:38 AM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    My first Pokemon Go egg was hatched, it was a 5K egg, which turned into a Machop. Took me a couple of days to accomplish that, but I did it. Now I have another 5K egg half-way hatched and a 2K egg nearing completion. Amazingly Wal-Mart is a Pokemon hot spot.It seems everyone else figured that o... Read more

  • Informative graphic showing options and costs of senior housing.

    7/16/2016 9:10:46 AM, by CTUPTON
    sus-cost/... Read more

  • Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 47 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/16/2016 6:57:58 AM, by CTUPTON

    Make SMART Goals: Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timely Today: Finish organizing the larger of 2 bathrooms. (A nephew will eventually install the new flooring.) And do the daily chores like dishes, etc. chris... Read more

  • How do you handle it when you gain and then start losing again?

    7/16/2016 6:47:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    I gained 8 lbs. OK now can I say I lost 2 lbs--if I did? I can gain and re-lose the same fat many times! chris 24... Read more

  • I just contacted the Chamber of Commerce in the Greater Buffalo area! Thanks .

    7/15/2016 7:49:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I never thought of contacting them about a place to live! Thanks for the idea! And I will contact some senior centers in certain towns. I never thought of that either! chris 247 220... Read more

  • Our condo will soon be for sale. I do love it here. Bloomfield, CT

    7/15/2016 7:30:43 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Sometimes, it's just a really good week

    7/15/2016 3:37:25 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This has been one of those, ya, life is great weeks. Aren't those great to have? I started out with my favourite trail run, it was a beautiful afternoon and I feel so uplifted after a good trail run. I ran to my daughters the next night. It was the first "road" run I had done in a coup... Read more

  • Typical breakfast

    7/15/2016 10:44:13 AM, by SSMITH762

    My typical breakfast is so delicious. It's spiced hot cocoa and poached eggs with a cup of spinach mixed with a tbsp of butter and lots of spices. Oh yeah, and a couple of slices of bacon! Yum!!!... Read more

  • Today's egg hatching goal.

    7/15/2016 9:51:32 AM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    Well, this game has managed to get me off my butt. I have a couple of 5 K eggs waiting to be hatched. I have already walked 3.3 km to hatch my first egg. I'm kinda jealous of my husband's 10 K eggs, they'll have something nicer in them. Today I will have that first egg hatched! I will finish en... Read more

  • Perspective

    7/15/2016 9:08:56 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Turtle speed 7/14/16

    7/14/2016 11:17:43 PM, by DS79705

    Our a/c has been out for two months. We could not afford a new heat pump until this week (they are installing tomorrow). We have been eating out a lot. We didn't want to heat up the house. It's been rough. I'm ready to start again. Maybe I should quit saying "start again." I've never given up. I'v... Read more

  • Picked up a new bracelet on aliexpress and thinking about hunger

    7/14/2016 7:44:42 PM, by SSMITH762

    I was thinking about hunger today. Mostly because yesterday I was so hungry that i ate almost all my calorie allotment. 1453. Typically I eat a lot closer to 1100. And it was because I was hungry all day. I try to listen to my body and easy when I'm actually hungry, but yesterday I was eating con... Read more

  • I got lots of good advice about handicap housing near Buffalo. THANK YOU! Still looking!

    7/14/2016 1:06:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    Since we are relatively young (69) I am hesitant to look at assisted living. I asked about average age there. 80 or over. 24 Hubby needs more personal help than in assisted living anyway. So that really does not solve our problem. I'd pay a lot for it and then still have to hire personal health aide... Read more

  • 20 lbs down

    7/14/2016 10:16:21 AM, by ALHOOVER81

    So on June 8 I went vegan, no more meat or dairy. Because of that I dropped 20 lbs, with no exercising. I plan on starting to exercise in 2 weeks, I just got to get through with this next school week. I am transferring to night classes, meaning I can go to the gym before work. I am taking one da... Read more

  • Level Up!

    7/14/2016 8:37:20 AM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    No, I'm not talking about SparkPoints. I can say I'm addicted to this new Pokemon Go game, and I only started yesterday. I think it's an excellent idea! It makes you get up and go! (Please make sure you are still aware of your surroundings, don't step into traffic and respect people's private ... Read more

  • I like video games.

    7/13/2016 1:18:11 PM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    There's this new trend called Pokemon Go. I don't use a lot of digital minutes on my phone, so it wouldn't be that big of a deal if I go out to catch one or two a week. Usually I'm playing something that keeps me inside and stationary. I figured that this might help me get up and going more. I ... Read more

  • Hard to find housing near Buffalo for handicapped DH and me.

    7/13/2016 10:04:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    I need a place easy to maintain and open design for DH's motorized wheelchair. And a little under $200,000. Not too far from a pool for my water aerobics. Depew, West Seneca, Orchard Park, Hamburg, Clarence, East Aurora, Patio homes have no outside maintenance. But the prices are ov... Read more

  • Blueberry Cobler SP recipe 3 ingredients!

    7/12/2016 2:30:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is in the oven now. I used a no sugar cake mix. Nutrition info is in the SP recipe area. This lightened up version of berry cobbler has just three ingredients. This lightened up version of berry cobbler has just three ingredients. Minutes to Prepare: 70 Minutes to Cook: 60 Nu... Read more

  • 100 companies "made in the USA"

    7/12/2016 9:16:06 AM, by CTUPTON
    -the-usa I would like to patronize some of these. But I am not quite sure how to do that. And, I just looked at my "Crocs" sandals. Definitely NOT USA made. Oh! We do have a Braun handicap van! USA made! chris Clothing ĽAll American Clothing ĽAll... Read more

  • One Last Obstacle

    7/11/2016 9:48:34 PM, by GAILRUU

    I am within 4 pounds of reaching my weight goal and this week is going to be a doozy as far as staying on track. First of all, I am going camping. I will be tempted by foods I love and try to avoid every day for 4 days. Solution: I have a lot of fruit to bring with plus fresh veggies and my o... Read more

  • July 11-17 Workout Schedule

    7/11/2016 8:39:23 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Cardio Sculpt Tuesday - 4 Miles, Kickin It With Keaira Wednesday - 6 Miles, Lean Abs Thursday - 4 Miles, Supreme Stretch Friday - BHT Saturday - 9 Miles, Cardio Sculpt Sunday - 2 Miles, Meditation Yoga... Read more

  • Yellow Rug I had and forgot about. Put in the "office" for showing the condo.

    7/10/2016 3:28:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    I need to say that the desk looks much better than in this photo! DD was the one who thought of using this rug. It was stored in the basement for 8 years! I had no rugs in the condo because DH's motorized wheelchair would gather the rug under it's wheels. I came home one day and 3... Read more

  • I contacted a mover! It is getting more and more scary to think of actually moving.

    7/10/2016 12:35:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been decluttering and packing for maybe 5 years. people are probably sick of me saying I will move closer to my family. I was going to rely on family and friends to load a truck and have a friend drive it the 400 miles to Buffalo. I don't feel enough people are willing to help us out. Th... Read more

  • If you want some extra special, hand-picked laugh....try this blog!

    7/9/2016 9:11:52 PM, by CTUPTON
    sp?blog_id=6197108... Read more

  • Same SP menu article but why is it so great?

    7/9/2016 12:49:42 PM, by CTUPTON
    utrition_articles.asp?id=1620 I love the bright , colored photos for one thing! 30 And there are shopping lists 30 for each week! Or you can print a master shopping list--all done for you! I printed the month's shopping list. 41 Now I can make note... Read more

  • Why I kept all my pictures

    7/9/2016 10:04:36 AM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    Right now I look like the start pictures I have up in my gallery. I still have my "skinny" pictures sitting there looking at me too. I could have just erased everything in my photos and started over, but having all those progress pictures can help me this time around too. It shows me that *I* c... Read more

  • Mini Flare

    7/8/2016 10:46:14 PM, by BACCSURFS

    We are scheduled to leave on vacation soon and I am in a small flare. I think it will be okay but I worry whenever we make plans that I won't be feeling well. It is a risk you take when you have a chronic illness. Hubby comments (innocently and I know he meant well) that he sure hopes I am feelin... Read more

  • Determination and Patience

    7/8/2016 9:17:55 PM, by GAILRUU

    My husband and son suspect I am not a patient person at heart although I do try my best to control that. I like things done "yesterday" and on my schedule. Losing the last few pounds is a real test for me. My clothes fit again for the most part and I feel good but reaching that final goal is impo... Read more

  • Just discovered photo collage apps lol

    7/8/2016 2:42:47 PM, by SSMITH762

    Hey all, I just discovered a photo collage app, so here's my before and after. The first pic is from March and I started changing my eating in the middle of April. So far I'm down 36 pounds and counting. :)... Read more

  • SP article: A month's worth of healthy and easy meals!

    7/8/2016 12:55:23 PM, by CTUPTON
    utrition_articles.asp?id=1620... Read more

  • And the points don't matter

    7/8/2016 10:26:03 AM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    In the beginning, I was all about getting those points. Haw can I get that bonus spin every day? How many places can I get points? How often can I get points for interacting? How many people can I get to join this site for points? Now, eh... I can only read the same old articles so many ti... Read more

  • Need to stay motivated

    7/7/2016 2:17:12 PM, by JESSIEBRUNS

    So far I am down 12 pounds. Not too shabby but not where I should be. Started back to the YMCA and had a major hiccup happen. My lower back decided to go out. So I couldn't do much cause it hurt to walk or even bend over. My back is getting better since now it is just a dull ache, hopefully it will ... Read more

  • Ice cream

    7/7/2016 2:03:44 PM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    I think it was my fault. I asked the husband to bring home ice cream for the kids. He got two flavors. I have been checking every day to see if my calories allowed me to have some. I have been having some all this week. The calorie counter has been telling me that I'm *just* going over my calor... Read more

  • Never say never

    7/6/2016 11:53:12 PM, by TIKITAMI

    When I started making changes I started with 10 mins of exercise a day. I thought it was a great start and besides, I just couldn't see me committing to 30 mins a day, let alone an hour. Never going to happen. A few months later I ran my first 5K. It was thrilled about this and thought I ha... Read more

  • Yummy pepper chicken for dinner

    7/6/2016 9:42:54 PM, by SSMITH762

    I was feeling inspired to try to make one of my favorite Chinese restaurant meals, but since I'm lazy and do not enjoy cooking, this is a quick and easy recipe. It came together really fast and tasted delicious. Its just spicy enough and the pepper give it a nice tanginess. 3.0 tbsp Butter, unsa... Read more

  • On the road again

    7/6/2016 11:30:52 AM, by CUMBIACHICA

    July 5th 2016 Down 3 lbs to! Just stay on the road!... Read more

  • Start of July and New Fitbook

    7/6/2016 10:19:50 AM, by KATRICK528

    First, I apologize for not being present on this site much. I have been busy. So a week ago, I looked at my journey. In February, I started with 3 goals. Two were not directly related to fitness or health, but they do make an impact indirectly. I needed my place to be in order, and to have... Read more

  • Made cauliflower grits and blackened style chicken for dinner

    7/5/2016 10:08:41 PM, by SSMITH762

    I had a fun day at work, or at least a reasonably productive one. I had leftover shrimp salad for dinner, buy felt like something warmer for dinner. The office always keeps the AC supper cold. I was freezing most of the day. So I wanted blacked shrimp and grits for dinner, but didn't feel like d... Read more

  • My note from the Universe

    7/5/2016 7:38:54 PM, by CTUPTON

    Suffice it to say, CHRISTINE, I mean "Your Highness," you've always been crazy, sexy, cool.... Read more

  • Excited!

    7/5/2016 2:20:25 PM, by STRILLO

    It has been a month since I started eating healthier. I first started with a detox that my doctor recommended, then afterwards I concentrated on my food intake. A week after I started I also included walking on a regular bases (mornings). I was so amazed when I went to the doctors. My A1C dropped... Read more

  • RIP Nana....

    7/5/2016 11:20:02 AM, by LIONESS627

    My heart is somewhat saddened to hear that my grandmother passed in her sleep early yesterday morning (I didn't get to speak with my mom until after I came home from work). However, I am more than glad that she can finally be at peace now. And surprisingly enough, my mom and her siblings see... Read more

  • Things Happen so Quickly

    7/5/2016 10:14:36 AM, by SHELLYMCPHAIL

    Things can change in an instant. When you realize you are a food addict and emotional eater, you think things are going to change for the better. Then you find out you have metabolic syndrome and you are determined to start exercising harder to burn calories. Then, you are diagnosed with two neck bu... Read more

  • saying a prayer for my Nana....

    7/4/2016 10:03:15 AM, by LIONESS627

    The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of 92 year old grandmother has been hospitalized with pneumonia. Lots of complications with not being able to fight off the infection that is in her body. She is having difficulty with the excess fluids in her lungs, and is having such t... Read more

  • Yummy Brunch for Dinner

    7/3/2016 7:11:43 PM, by SSMITH762

    I had leftovers for dinner tonight. Unfortunately couldn't find my grilled chicken :( So dinner is low carb broccoli quiche, spring mix salad with cheese, spicy ranch dressing, and cherry tomatoes. That was good, but the berry parfait is crazy delicious. I described the recipe yesterday, but froz... Read more

  • Wore my new dress to church today

    7/3/2016 6:05:22 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I'm really happy to get the chance to wear it, but it was also awesome when I ordered it. It came from aliexpress and I was just happy to be able to buy a dress from Asia that fit. :) It's the 4x size, but I could have bought the 3x and it would have fit. I actually live the dress. It's not s... Read more

  • Had a fun day with family and a delicious dessert.

    7/3/2016 1:26:38 AM, by SSMITH762

    It was a fun day. I watched a friend's kids and joined my sister, cousin, parents, and assorted children at the aquarium and then at Grandma's house for lunch, then the parents home for dinner, than fireworks at the park. Whew, a long day, but I stayed pretty well on plan. Wasn't hungry at break... Read more

  • Alliopathic ("regular") doctors vs Osteopathic doctors. Huh? I just learned the difference!

    7/2/2016 3:25:52 PM, by CTUPTON
    ult.aspx Instead of MD they have OD after their names. DD just made an appointment with an "OD." chris... Read more

  • Tell myself: "You are just bored, not hungry so don't eat."

    7/2/2016 12:46:05 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Past year with Bella Donna

    7/2/2016 12:13:23 PM, by MISSLOIS

    Can't believe its been almost a year since my last post. My puppy Bella Donna will be a year old on the 12th and is a blessing. Her funny antics keep me laughing (most times). I haven't taken her walking on the riverfront trail near my house as I still have a BIG fear of big dogs (specially pit bull... Read more

  • SP article and link: Snacks under 100 calories ( more recipes

    7/2/2016 11:59:14 AM, by CTUPTON
    utm_campaign=zergnet_1033501 Dehydrated red, sweet pepper strips with maple syrup. Just like candy! chris ... Read more

  • On to the next mini goal!

    7/2/2016 10:19:11 AM, by BRATTY_ME27

    I'm a couple days late with this, but on Thursday when I weighed in I was 179.8- I was working on getting below 180 as a mini goal, so mission accomplished. This mini goal took almost 2 months (was about 10 lbs), due to getting closer to a healthy weight for my body, and quitting smoking. I... Read more

  • Low carb recipe with black beans needed

    7/1/2016 6:27:51 PM, by CTUPTON seems to be a great source for recipes. You can first determine the nutrients you want in the resulting recipe. I have a few cans of black beans. but I want to eat low carb. I need a simple recipe. One recipe was a salad made with black beans. chris... Read more

  • I made my protein goal

    7/1/2016 11:18:14 AM, by CAKEMAKERMOM

    For the first time since I started this time around, I was able to manage my protein goal. I also ended up staying within my calorie goals and most surprisingly, my salt intake wasn't that bad. That pound that had been holding on tight finally melted away this morning. I ended up losing a whole... Read more