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  • One pound down

    1/25/2015 9:25:36 AM, by SLOHFAITH

    This week has been all about getting organised and remembering the things to avoid. At this stage reading calorie content takes over your life a bit. It also makes me realise the ridiculous amount of calories I have been stuffing in my mouth in recent times. Ouch. But onwards & upwards... ... Read more

  • Re-adjustment

    1/18/2015 5:53:33 AM, by SLOHFAITH

    I'm starting to adjust to being in diet mode. At some point I need to find a new exercise outlet but for now I'm concentrating on my food intake. Cutting out bread is not too difficult as I've always found that it bloats me. That said I run a canteen surrounded by bread products and have got into ... Read more

  • Room for improvements

    1/17/2015 10:42:08 AM, by LANINJALOCO

    Today has started out to be extraordinary; I've made a healthy breakfast for me and the family, done laundry, and cleaned up the apartment a bit and aced a test. More important than what I've physically accomplished is how I feel. I feel amazing! In my ethics class we are discussing ways that counse... Read more

  • I'm Back...

    1/17/2015 7:34:12 AM, by SLOHFAITH

    The weight has crept back up, for many different reasons. I'm not going to get bogged down with that because it just won't help. Sparkpeople worked for me before and I know it will again! So here goes... The journey back to being a size 10 begins now... Read more

  • Back on the wagon...

    1/14/2015 6:05:16 AM, by ZOUNDZ

    I have been hopeless for over a year. About time I got back on the wagon, so here I am, determined to make this the year I don't fail or give up! I currently am at 107kg, which is more than I weighed last time I was here, but not much so, and still much better than it was when I first started l... Read more

  • Celebrating Two Months of Transition to Maintenance

    1/13/2015 4:34:37 AM, by RONNIMICHELLE

    I will keep it quick, but it will be noted: I made it through the holiday season and through my second month of transitioning to maintenance. My Hacker's Diet weighted moving average for the past 7 days is 0.10 below my upper limit goal weight, so I did just squeak by. It still a success: I met my g... Read more

  • Oops! I did it again

    1/11/2015 7:21:11 PM, by KBEAR9963

    Ok, so I was doing really good yesterday, then my daughter was nice enough to offer to take me out to lunch. We went to Applebee 's. I ordered the fish and chips because I thought that would be a somewhat healthy choice. When I got home, I entered the information into my food plan and, to my surpris... Read more

  • All systems go!

    1/10/2015 4:20:37 PM, by KBEAR9963

    Got up this morning, ready to set up my Fitbit, and come to find out, still no internet connection. I'm really confused because everything else was working just fine. Some of my other spark friends said that the site was having problems. I messaged the company and they walked me through setting it u... Read more

  • East Liverpool, Ohio

    1/10/2015 11:32:33 AM, by -COURT-

    I came across this blog on FB, about my hometown. rustwire.com/2014/10/23/
    east-liverpool-and-the-unf
    orgiving-economy-of-rural-
    appalachia/ ... Read more

  • A minor setback

    1/9/2015 11:09:43 PM, by KBEAR9963

    After what I thought was a good weigh in yesterday morning, I slipped a little bit and ate some things I shouldn't have and it showed this morning. I'm disappointed in myself but, at the same time, I know I will have days like this. Putting that behind me, I did my workouts, doubled my step count fr... Read more

  • Its all about realistic goals

    1/8/2015 4:14:37 PM, by KBEAR9963

    When I started out on January 1st, I knew I had 24 pounds to lose to reach my goal. Typically, I would hope to lose 5-6 pounds the first week, only because I've done this in the past, then gained it all back because I lost it too fast. This year, I decided to give myself mini goals and if I meet the... Read more

  • Winter break: A qualified success

    1/8/2015 6:16:57 AM, by RONNIMICHELLE

    So I'm back from 3 weeks with the family. It was a relaxed three weeks without much pressure or many obligations. But there was lots of food temptation, and sometimes I succumbed. Somethings I did well, somethings, I didn't. Let's first look at the successes: 1. Yesterday when I weighed ... Read more

  • Thank you spark buddies!

    1/7/2015 2:47:55 PM, by KBEAR9963

    I've been with spokespeople for a few years now and I admit I've been a bit fickle from time to time. I start every new year off with the best of intentions for losing weight but it only seems to lasts a few days, and then it just becomes a distant memory. This year started out the same, but is now ... Read more

  • Attention Fitbit users

    1/6/2015 8:01:49 PM, by KBEAR9963

    I bought a Fitbit One 2 years ago and have loved every minute of it. It has motivated me to push myself farther than I thought I could go. I starting logging miles, found my self climbing stairs, and I found out how well I was sleeping because it allows you to track your sleep. Lo and behold I lost ... Read more

  • Almost through the first week

    1/5/2015 11:48:47 AM, by KBEAR9963

    Here I am at day 5, and I'm feeling so much better than I thought I would. I am accomplishing almost every goal I have set and each I do better than the day before. I joined the sisterhood of the shrinking jeans and am doing the January challenges. The have squats and pushups. Each day for the month... Read more

  • Sunday is family day

    1/4/2015 1:40:42 PM, by KBEAR9963

    I got up early and did all of my exercises, had a nice, light breakfast and got my 32oz. cup and filled it with water. Now I am spending time with my family, waiting for the football game to start. I'm feeling very blessed today and plan to enjoy this precious time. Now that my children are getting ... Read more

  • Still going strong......but

    1/3/2015 6:27:21 PM, by KBEAR9963

    Well, I'm a little disappointed that I didn't hit my step goal yesterday but I still met all of my other goals so I consider it a win. I did all of my workouts, did my bible reading, and stayed within my calorie limit so I feel I had a good day. Today, unfortunately is going about the same where my ... Read more

  • Must be doing something right

    1/3/2015 10:47:51 AM, by LANINJALOCO

    I usually do a blog at the end of my day to chronicle the events of the day, but today it needed to be done earlier. I woke up this morning extremely thankful that I was alive another day and that the Lord has once again provided for our needs and answered my prayers. He has been opening up opportun... Read more

  • Personal Blog

    1/2/2015 10:44:34 PM, by -COURT-

    I'm going to make a blog to hold things that I don't want to lose if I get rid of this computer. Things in my Favorites or bookmarks etc. Yes, it's okay to read this. www.houseofnames.com/ House of names www.irishtimes.com/ances
    tor/surname/ Irish name... Read more

  • What's a good browser to use.

    1/2/2015 8:52:14 PM, by -COURT-

    Since I can't get my Google Chrome to work or the Mozille Firefox, I will need something that works with Microsoft. I want to take advantage of the $99 6-mongh deal with Ancestry.com. If I can't get the mouse to go down to the abottom of the page to click the enter, it won't be much use to join, ... Read more

  • Completely nailed my first day

    1/2/2015 1:43:39 PM, by KBEAR9963

    I set very specific goals for myself this year. I thought long and hard about everything I wanted to accomplish for myself, then wrote them all down. I got up yesterday, determined to start my new year off on the right foot. I completed my workouts, logged 11,000 steps for the day, began my bible re... Read more

  • Happy New Year Sparkers!!!!!

    1/1/2015 12:12:40 PM, by KBEAR9963

    After a slight hiatus, due to ongoing health issues, I am back and ready to get lean and mean in 2015! For the last couple to months, I have been battling bronchitis and asthma so I was forced to take it easy and I wasn't able to reach my exercising and fitness goals. After much rest and recuperatio... Read more

  • Resolutions...

    1/1/2015 12:06:52 PM, by PIGLETIA

    Every year I make a list of all these things I want to change or do and so far I've only failed miserably. So for 2015 my focus is going to be changing how I think & act to be more positive, then everything else should fall into place. I'm done with diets & restrictions. This is a lifestyle change &... Read more

  • End with a positive attitude

    12/31/2014 10:54:15 PM, by -COURT-

    I wanted to end the year on a good note, since my last blog was the hassles with my computer. At lease I have one and can get into SP. I've had a good year. We've had no tragedies this year. There seems to have been a rash of tragedies lately . I'm blessed for the family and friends I have... Read more

  • Old computer or Browsers stink??

    12/31/2014 10:46:51 PM, by -COURT-

    I know now that my computer is an old Vista on Internet Explorer 9, so now I can't get my family tree on Ancestry.com to pull up or get in on FB. I've tried Mozille Firefox but won't go through, it says I have to get the site to say they are okay. And Google Chrome doesn't even it my screen. it c... Read more

  • Last year and the new year

    12/31/2014 9:49:13 PM, by LANINJALOCO

    2014 has been one of those years full of changes and tragedy. I am extremely proud of the way that I responded to these and have grown closer to the person I want to be and the servant God has created me to be. This year has already began awesome, my husband was laid off and got a better job making ... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday!

    12/29/2014 7:04:23 PM, by LANINJALOCO

    I'm getting back to the grind today after what seemed to be an impossible month. My husband was laid off from his job and we are having to scramble to come up with rent money and holiday hours at my job has me wore out. On a positive note Christmas went better than I thought it would I wasn't expect... Read more