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  • I Could Use Hormone Help

    5/27/2015 5:15:02 PM, by DOTSLADY

    In learning about the gut, I missed the chapters on hormones. I kinda refuse to learn about them; have no energy for it and my memory doesn't serve me :P I got a bunch of blood labs last week, and the results are rolling in. Waiting for cholesterol (which neither doc cares about, btw, and I know w... Read more

  • Day 18 -- Moving forward

    5/27/2015 2:06:24 PM, by PRETTYPITHY

    Things are going okay. I'm a bit bummed about my back but trying not to let it get me down. I've been fortunate enough to avoid injury up to this point so this is my first time dealing with it. I realize I can't just jump back into it full throttle, at the pace I was going before. I think I'm go... Read more

  • The SUGAR in milk and what Woubbie taught me about it ****

    5/27/2015 1:55:20 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    The SUGAR in milk and what Woubbie taught me about it **** 8 oz of 2% milk = 130 calories, 5 fats, 12 carbs, 12 sugars and 08 Proteins. I was surprised at the 12 carbs aka: 12 sugars IN milk 198 that's a LOT to me. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 247 This is what I learned from ... Read more

  • 5/27/15 Tues. Back to work ~ Thank God!

    5/27/2015 9:05:28 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    It is time to go BACK to work, yeh!!! I love the work "environment" because it makes you FEEL like you are doing something and you ARE doing something... you are keeping BUSY and if you are like me... when you are BUSY = you spend LESS TIME thinking about food... seriously. 4 days OFF ... Read more

  • Intuitive Eating Post #2

    5/26/2015 7:35:37 AM, by BRONHI

    I don't resent SparkPeople or my time spent using SparkPeople and following the dieting advice laid out here because 1. SparkPeople instilled some permanent, healthy habits in me, that I was able to keep while dieting or not dieting. For example, I started SP with simple substitutions like subs... Read more

  • 6 oz. = Trying something NEW.. it just might stick LOL

    5/25/2015 4:20:51 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    6 oz. = Trying something NEW and this new concept just MIGHT stick LOL A co-worker at work told me she eats 3 meals per day at 6 oz. I showed her the 6 oz TINY container and she said no not volume... 6 oz. by weight. She weighs out her food on a food scale and never eats over 6 oz.... Read more

  • Memorial Day 5:30am Dog Park and Wt Tracking

    5/25/2015 10:54:19 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    5:30 a.m. took my babies to the Dog Park There were 7 cars there already, WHO wakes up that early to take their babies to go play? 198 . Answer: Pet Parents do! 104 I got there at the crack of dawn because I wanted a peaceful experience. My babies are happy to go any day, any time... Read more

  • Gut 101-the Effect of Foods by Dr. Tom O'Bryan

    5/25/2015 12:03:30 AM, by DOTSLADY

    Dr. Tom has gotten huge in the gluten/gut world since I met him a few years ago when he was going from city to city with his gut speech. Sean Croxton, Underground Wellness, showed him how to market himself/his message so he could reach more people via the internet, so I thought I'd share one of his... Read more

  • It is a journey.....

    5/24/2015 3:51:51 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    26 Answer: It is a journey..... 30... Read more

  • Intuitive Eating Post #1

    5/24/2015 9:10:51 AM, by BRONHI

    I've been wanting to start blogging about my new-found journey into intuitive eating since I read How to Have Your Cake and Your Skinny Jeans Too: Stop Binge Eating, Overeating and Dieting For Good
    ive=932... Read more

  • The 5 Yr Anniversary Challenge!

    5/23/2015 12:20:24 PM, by CARROT143

    On August 3, 2015 I will celebrate 5 yrs with SparkPeople - which I consider pretty amazing. I haven't been committed the whole time but I always knew it was here to help, support, guide, and inspire me when I was ready. In January 2015 after 3 yrs of some pretty unimpressive starts and stops I was ... Read more

  • Recovering from Vacation

    5/23/2015 10:38:07 AM, by DOTSLADY

    I am tired, and am still recovering from our 5 days in rainy So. Cal. This is the first vacay since the vacay from hell three years ago (which was the first vacay in forever). And, Yes, I packed the clouds with me, as it rained a lot and was chilly in San Diego. It was nice to get away and h... Read more

  • Great News! 2 lbs gained yesterday are gone, due to diet change, yeh!!!!!

    5/23/2015 9:51:38 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    I am very happy about that! (to see how I did it... please read the blog before this one) Today I plan to take my two babies out to the park and walk them and try out their brand new pet stroller :-) yeh!!! here is the stroller I received a few days ago from that I ordered ... Read more

  • Up 2 lbs... H.. no! Back on plan Immediately to NIP this in the bud!

    5/22/2015 4:35:13 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    = I dont care if it is ONLY 2 lbs gain. 2 lbs is 2 lbs and can quickly turn into 10 lbs... NOPE! Time to NIP this in the bud Immediately and I mean NOW! I don't want to play around.... There is nothing like the scale to SNAP me back into motivation girlfriend!!! Back on plan Immedia... Read more

  • Not a Game, Getting DONE!!!

    5/21/2015 12:58:11 PM, by NATURALROCKS

    This is not a game! I am determined to get back to where I was before the arrival of my little one. My weigh in day is tomorrow and I am already planning my Week 3 plan. Week 3 Plan Food- I am doing protein shakes in the morning for breakfast. So I plan on keeping up with this routine. Fresh fr... Read more

  • Rain... A picture says it all...

    5/21/2015 12:31:39 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Seems like we are drowning in colorado.... cut it out! lol... Read more

  • The AMAZING Things they have for Pets......

    5/20/2015 1:09:51 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    = 2 story apartment complex pet stroller LOL too adorable! = pets traveling water bottle.. amazing!!! = let me out! lol = all in the family traveling LOL = steps to put near bed or couch, my dogs have this, LOVE this!!! Pet strollers for large dogs or many small ... Read more

  • July 28th THEN, Now and GOALS

    5/20/2015 9:33:35 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    July 28th = Surgery day Sometimes as time passes, I forget..... and then I am reminded : remember US... remember what we did for you? My one year anniversary is coming up and it is right around the corner.... it is NOT too late to correct curr... Read more

  • Oh my non existent love affair with lower body ST

    5/19/2015 10:29:33 PM, by WINTERRAIN

    After awhile of not doing any lower body strength training I decided I was ready to return to the world of squats. Before I go on my rant....I will say I believe that the exercises I despise are the ones that will give me the best results, that is why I do them. I don't like squats, that i... Read more

  • Day 9 -- NSV's

    5/18/2015 5:21:50 PM, by PRETTYPITHY

    I was looking back through my old blogs. I found one on July 9, 2014 that said I wanted to achieve the following non-scale victories: 1) No longer feeling pain in my foot 2) Fitting comfortably into my new school boy blazer 3) Fitting comfortably in my dark blue jean jacket 4) Fitting... Read more

  • Lets Get this Party Started! Starting the a.m. off right with PROTEIN 30 grams

    5/18/2015 11:36:16 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Lets Get this Party Started right with 30 grams of protein in the morning, yeh! so INSTEAD of the delicious mouth-watering mini bagel which has very LITTLE nutritional value... I opted to drink a protein shake for breakfast with 30 grams of protein made with... Read more

  • BAGELS.... Morticia & Woubbie on Bagels, Thank you both :-)

    5/18/2015 1:43:20 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    A few weeks ago a co-worker introduced me to the discovery of: Mini bagels and Philadelphia cream cheese.... oh my goodness its HEAVEN. so much heaven that it is hard NOT to eat like 3 or 4 in ONE day 24 This obessession with food has GOT to stop for crying out loud.... Read more

  • Day 8 -- Treat day!

    5/17/2015 1:55:12 PM, by PRETTYPITHY

    Man, I am loving my treat days. Yesterday was a good one. It was my nephew's 10th birthday party. I had pizza and cupcakes! And later in the evening, my husband and I had fancy grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner. Yum. My calories were high but pretty close to my TDEE for the day. The most i... Read more


    5/16/2015 1:57:29 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    ************* REMEMBER: See your doctor FIRST before trying anything My doctor explained that as we get older OR lead a sedentary lifestyle OR if we have jobs that require SITTING ALL DAY LONG then the hip area muscles tend to TIGHTEN and we need to relieve that tight muscle with exe... Read more

  • Day 6 -- Lots of Success

    5/15/2015 12:12:53 PM, by PRETTYPITHY

    I'm feeling very successful today. I've lost another 1.3 pounds. I'm very excited because I have not been dieting, just measuring my food, packing a healthy lunch with lots of healthy snacks and eating a light dinner. Breakfast is usually smoothie or eggs. Food has not been "perfect" -- ate some... Read more

  • Hip pain... Thank God NO surgery

    5/15/2015 9:23:12 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    My doctor explained that as we get older OR lead a sedentary lifestyle OR if we have jobs that require SITTING ALL DAY LONG then the hip area muscles tend to TIGHTEN and we need to relieve that tight muscle with exercise movements for that area, walking and/or Physical Therapy.... reme... Read more

  • I dont have patients YOUR age who run!

    5/15/2015 9:05:06 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    I dont have patients YOUR age who run! THATS what my doctor said yesterday and I said let me introduce myself to you: I am Sharon McGee and I jog! 198 its like WHAT do doctors think that 59 yr old people do? sit in a chair all day long and do nothing? I mean really? lawrd.. shakes... Read more

  • What I learned from tearing my calf muscle =o)

    5/14/2015 10:39:56 AM, by WINTERRAIN

    Since my calf injury I gained 14lbs.....since I am recovering and easing back into my routine I feel I need to reflect on what I learned. 1) throwing adult tantrums do not always work. I need to suck it up and figure out how I am going to modify how not to gain back all the weight that I have ... Read more

  • Day 4 -- Problems + Solutions

    5/13/2015 12:52:00 AM, by PRETTYPITHY

    My log-in streak died! Of course, streaks were meant to be broken . . . and outdone. :-D Here are a few things I've been working on this week. I've finally adjusted my perspective to think about weight in terms of healthy habits. Whether we weigh 225 or 125 pounds, our weight is supporte... Read more


    5/12/2015 6:41:19 PM, by LAILA07
    ds-away-from-my-first-short I started P90X on April 6, 2015. I knew that the journey was not going to be easy, but I also knew that I neede... Read more

  • First Treatment on FODMAPs for Fibro

    5/10/2015 8:10:19 PM, by DOTSLADY

    I'm SO upset SP! Apparently you can't start a blog entry in the morning and complete it in the evening. After pushing the Post Blog Entry button it promptly disappeared. I should have copied it before pushing. I should have written it in a Word doc and copied it over. Shoulda, woulda, coulda. I... Read more

  • For Moms no longer with us or Mom figures

    5/10/2015 7:29:00 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    You know that special person that helped raise you... You know that special person in heaven..... ... Read more

  • Brand New Bed for Mothers Day... first time EVER!!!!! age 59

    5/10/2015 7:12:13 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    My Mothers Day Present from my son yesterday My first canopy frame and BRAND NEW Pillow Top mattress set EVER!!!!! Seriously and I am 59 yrs young! I am so happy and grateful! Queen Size Canopy frame and pillow top queen size mattress and box spring Yes I am that pe... Read more

  • Happy Mothers day whether you are a mom or know a mom

    5/10/2015 6:22:18 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Happy Mothers day everyone, hugsssssssssssss ... Read more

  • Updates About Life...

    5/8/2015 11:53:15 PM, by STEPH-KNEE

    It has been a long time (at least for me a long time), since I've blogged. I haven't had much to share, but I thought I'd give a few updates on life. 68 So my foot has been hurting, and my right knee is swollen thanks to an arthritis flare up. I was able to get an xray and get into the podiatr... Read more

  • Day 159 -- Touching the Void

    5/8/2015 1:35:42 PM, by PRETTYPITHY

    Well, I haven't blogged for a solid week so you know it can't be good. I haven't been on a disastrous binge streak but I've been experiencing the Great Interrupter -- that is, my period. I decided to be "gentle with myself" this month, which basically means accepting that there's a 3-4 day period ... Read more

  • oh my god LOOK at Cruisegal55's PERFECT blog today 5/7/15

    5/7/2015 11:43:51 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    here is the link.... seriously its perfect for26 us 26
    ?blog_id=5924210 26 ... Read more

  • 5/7/15 Today's Intake ....

    5/7/2015 11:16:44 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    I am soooooooooooo ready for today's food intake, happy and back IN CONTROL, yeh!!! Work it momma, work it! smiles. Lettuce in a bag = 6 oz. Catalina dressing = 2 tablespoons Zesty fat free Italian dressing = 2 tablespoons (I never tried Italian dressing so that is why ... Read more

  • Responding to a Comment from 05/06/15

    5/7/2015 12:59:27 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    = me 227 .... There is something I want to address at this time...... A fellow spark member made this comment on my blog entitled: I literally forgot how to eat..... healthy. She shared: 5/6/2015 6:59PM "It seems like there is so much swirling around inside you. I hope you com... Read more

  • I am READY for tomorrow, salad and all, yeh!!!!!

    5/7/2015 12:24:48 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Thanks to today's lunch experience with the Healthy Eating gals at work I was REMINDED of how to eat healthy 334 So tonight I went to Wal-Mart and purchased the following to help get me BACK on track to eating healthier for real... NOT my illusion of healthy eating... but the REAL healt... Read more

  • I LITERALLY forgot HOW to eat.....

    5/6/2015 4:35:46 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Ya know when a co-worker asks you to join the girls for lunch and you CAN'T think of a lie quick enough to get OUT of it.... so you have to go.... crap! LOL So I went and brought my lunch bag from home like everyone else did. You know how you FEEL that you look... Read more

  • Day 67: Full Body Workout

    5/6/2015 12:13:28 PM, by BABYGURL76

    Well I am happy to say I have a total lost of 20.7 pounds in 2 months. Overall I have done great by focusing on each day as I go. The temptation of candy is only there when I have easy access to it. Not there no temptation. I have kinda slipped up on my eating the last month. Still making good ... Read more

  • Day 7/7

    5/5/2015 8:08:53 PM, by WAJE2015

    So today was day 7, the final day, and it was supposed to be brown rice and veggies. I sort of eased myself back into normal food. I had the rice and veggies with lunch but supper my husband BBQ'd burgers so I had a small one with a dab of ketchup and lettuce. I feel good about my decisions on... Read more

  • Acceptance of Self right now, yeh!!!

    5/5/2015 2:48:15 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Acceptance of Self right where I am right now, yeh!!! Am I adjusting to the portion sizes? No. I anticipate it will be a long time before that realistically happens.... if ever. What have been your challenges as well as successes over the last 2 months? ... Read more

  • Day 6/7

    5/4/2015 7:35:10 PM, by WAJE2015

    Oh my goodness, so glad this 7 day plan is almost over! So sick of cabbage soup and the restricted meals. Makes eating healthier and portioned seem simpler. Anyways it was day 6, I had beef and veggies. 64oz of water 248 30 Day Shred It With Weights 248 day 8 15lb kettlebell 30 D... Read more

  • Day 5/7

    5/3/2015 7:58:39 PM, by WAJE2015

    Day 5 today, almost there 224 Meat day, decided to have chicken lunch was baked and supper was BBQ'd and I'm not too fond of tomatoes so I had watermelon instead. 64oz of water 248 30 Day Shred It With Weights 248 Day 7, used the 10lb kettlebell, was way too sore for the 15lb. H... Read more

  • Day 4/7

    5/2/2015 7:16:12 PM, by WAJE2015

    Day 4, hump day of this 7 day plan 198 This morning we went to the flea market held at our daughters school gym; money raised goes toward the grade 6 students taking a trip. Bought so much stuff; books, fashion kit, puzzle, cupcakes and cassettes Today is bananas and skim milk 265 ... Read more

  • Day 3/7

    5/1/2015 7:42:17 PM, by WAJE2015

    Day 3 is veggies and fruit. Picked up an apple as an evening snack while catching up on Bates Motel. My husband and daughter was in the mood for McDonald's tonight (I know super unhealthy) My husband brought home a chicken salad and apple slices for me! So thoughtful and it somewhat follows the... Read more

  • I don't blame mom, I blame mom's biome.

    5/1/2015 10:16:22 AM, by DOTSLADY

    I struggle with sugar addiction apparently (in denial because I ate so well, but the urge doesn't let up!), and in the throws of stress tend to want potato chips, Starburst, and ice-cream (like a recovering alcoholic I'll say that I've been two years off the Lays and Starburst, and almost a year wit... Read more

  • Day 2/7

    5/1/2015 6:25:01 AM, by WAJE2015

    Yesterday was day 2 of my 7 day eating challenge and exercise plan. I was busy around the house and in the evening my husband and I went for coffee and played a board game, by the time we were finished I was dropping - didn't have the brain function to walk down stairs and try to write a blog LOL. ... Read more

  • Weight Loss Isn't My #1 Priority...

    4/29/2015 11:01:29 PM, by STEPH-KNEE

    198 That is not something that you expect to hear on a weight loss website, now is it? 246 I am not here to say that I am not trying to lose the rest of this weight, or that it isn't important to me. It is VERY important to me. But right now I realized I am more focused on the big picture! Getti... Read more

  • Day 1/7

    4/29/2015 7:57:03 PM, by WAJE2015

    Today I started the 7 day cabbage soup plan. Day one went great looking forward to day two. 64oz of water 248 30 Day Shred It With Weights 248 Day 3 10lb kettlebell 30 Day Butt Challenge day 3 248 30 Day Little Black Dress Challenge day 3 248 Participated in posts in my... Read more

  • 1 Week: April 29-May 5

    4/28/2015 12:52:34 PM, by WAJE2015

    Tomorrow I will start my 7 days of accountability blogs. My goals for the next 7 days: -Follow the cabbage soup diet (to give me that extra boost in the right direction then continue with healthy eating) -Drink a minimum of 8 cups of water daily -Continue with my current challenges: 30 Da... Read more