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  • 12 thoughts on life, living single and being yourself

    7/24/2014 10:18:00 PM, by SASSISPRING

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  • Holiday time!

    7/24/2014 11:55:35 AM, by FREECAL1

    Have to leave you folks for a couple of weeks. Going on a mini vacation. Starting to look forward to it since I haven't been anywhere for quite a while. It's going to be someting different -- my dear late husband and I used to drive to our destination. But since he's gone now -- I do not feel li... Read more

  • Re: Reaching out to seniors!

    7/23/2014 1:02:30 AM, by FREECAL1

    Thank you to all who responded to my blog. Eventually I will give your ideas a try--too many irons in the works right now. Time for me to log off. Good night to you all!... Read more

  • I HATE salad!

    7/21/2014 4:18:31 PM, by TIAONYX1

    I hate salad. I just can't stand sitting down to a bunch of lettuce with cold food on top. Call me a pampered princess, but growing up, we never had salad. Soup and hot meals but no salads. I think my parents were allergic to salads but given my mother's inability to cook and my father's ... Read more

  • Finishing Silver

    7/20/2014 3:52:08 PM, by SOOKGAL66

    It's been a long time since I wrote a blog. I think it's important to though because it really helps us keep perspective on our goals, focused on where we want to get to and helps us see where we've been and how far we've come. During BLC25 one of my duties was to post a motivational/inspirati... Read more

  • RaNdOm

    7/20/2014 3:05:13 AM, by SASSISPRING

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  • Reset and Relearn

    7/19/2014 3:17:30 PM, by BYYOURGRACE

    I'm here to reset, and relearn. Although I have ever really been "the fat girl", I am 48 now with 4 kids, and over the years I have really let myself go, putting family first and believing that losing weight is a lost cause after having 4 kids. My weight has crept up on me and "technically" I am o... Read more

  • 18 Days in the RV

    7/19/2014 1:11:10 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Tomorrow we are headed to Alberta for a RV trip. It will be fun to spend time with family and do some sightseeing. I expect I will lose weight during this time. Daily Plan 1) 3 home cooked meals 2) early to bed 3) 10,000 steps 4) 8 cups of water 5) have fun!... Read more

  • Reaching out to Seniors!

    7/19/2014 11:52:12 AM, by FREECAL1

    How do you manage to lose weight???? How much exercising are you able to do?? It's summer right now and between not always eating healthy and not being able to exercise much until I hear further about my knee -- I'm curious to know how all you other seniors are managing -- cause I'm gonna ... Read more

  • Train horns and crows

    7/18/2014 9:06:33 AM, by TIAONYX1

    At exactly 5:20am, I got woken up by a train blast. The loudest, most offensive train blast ever. I've lived in my area for 5 years and I've never been woken up by the horns but this offensive blast not only woke me up but went on and off continuously with about 2 seconds between blasts until 5:36... Read more

  • Summer Berries

    7/18/2014 4:24:27 AM, by KALISWALKER

    In my last blog I posted the recipe for Refrigerator Jam 2 cups of berries 2 tbsp honey (I used 1 cup Splenda) 2 tbsps chia seeds Process all ingredients in blender, refrigerate over night. The chia seeds will gel and thicken the fruit. For chunky add diced fruit. ... Read more

  • Heat Wave

    7/16/2014 7:43:41 PM, by TIAONYX1

    Think I gave myself heat stroke inspecting a building yesterday. Woke and and didn't want to workout. Walked at lunch. Glad I did. Still feeling tired today. I didn't realize how the heat can affect your desire to workout. Maybe we'll go swimming tonight. :)... Read more

  • One month in, down 8 lbs

    7/14/2014 1:22:07 PM, by TIAONYX1

    If you asked me a 5 months ago if I could lose 8lbs in a month, I would have laughed and said "I wish." I never thought it would be a reality. My life started anew on June 15 and my mind was reset with dedication to not lose weight this time but to change my lifestyle habits. Losing weight d... Read more

  • Full Day 1

    7/13/2014 12:51:46 PM, by JACQUELIN66

    I am so grateful for the kind comments left by strangers yesterday. I realized how much I need encouragement on this journey. I have my plan for the day, and I will be sticking to it. One decision at a time. That is the only way I am going to be able to do this. It is too easy to get overwhelm... Read more

  • starting again. .

    7/12/2014 8:37:06 PM, by JACQUELIN66

    Here I am, once again, with even more weight to lose. SO discouraging, but I must get my health in order. After successfully getting halfway to my goal 18 months ago, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, and the pity party began. Limited exercise also became significant ove... Read more

  • Summer Lovin' Happened So Fast...........

    7/12/2014 12:58:25 AM, by SASSISPRING

    TODAY IT IS........... For those who are crying it's toooooo hot, remember this ............. it'll be back soon enough. I'm sorry there are so many ............ Read more

  • Weight loss and dating

    7/11/2014 4:03:36 PM, by TIAONYX1

    I have spoken to over 150 men. I have been on some horrific dates. After a date, some guys refuse to talk to me ever again. I am trying to figure out why? My weight is always what I come down to it being. It is becoming very frustrating to me that my weight is what is holding back my happin... Read more

  • Advice on Dealing with the Food Police

    7/10/2014 10:27:32 PM, by SASSISPRING

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  • Charlie

    7/10/2014 10:15:03 AM, by LIFEASMRSA

    So as some if you may know.. My husband and I adopted a puppy last Monday and boy has it been an ordeal! We've never had a dog before and we knew it would be hard work... But in hind sight I wish I didn't take a full two weeks in a row and we should've alternated he weeks... I'm exhausted! Po... Read more

  • Cardio Has to Be Fun!

    7/9/2014 12:46:56 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday we took the kids to the park where we walked and zipped down the hill on cardboard. zipping pond ... Read more

  • Feeling better

    7/9/2014 12:34:00 PM, by SUNBUNNI

    It always takes me by surprise when I suddenly have bad days. Everything goes along just fine and then something happens, and bamm, I'm struggling with the same habits that have become so easy over the past 6 months (eating healthy amounts, drinking water, enjoying my exercise etc). I had a co... Read more

  • Workout Reality Check!

    7/8/2014 10:55:00 PM, by BYYOURGRACE

    I went to the YMCA yesterday, which I just recently joined with my family, for my first gym workout. I went on the treadmill. The trainer said I should be aiming for a heart rate of 120-130 bpm. I did that fine, but realized that I haven't been pushing myself optimally on my own walks around the ... Read more

  • Blogging

    7/8/2014 1:50:21 PM, by SUNBUNNI

    So I don't usually blog. I tend to try to keep my thoughts as private as possible. However, I am really missing my online journal (is it still here somewhere?), so until I find an alternate easy online journalling system, looks like you are stuck learning more about me than you probably want to! ... Read more

  • Count down, Not up

    7/8/2014 8:44:40 AM, by TIAONYX1

    I read through the blogs and see Day 1, Day 12, Day 386. I used to do that too and realize it is a frustrating and pointless effort on my part. Weight loss is a lifestyle change. Do you count the days of your life? No, we just live them, one day at a time. We live them in the present, momen... Read more

  • Gotta start moving to something healthy!!!

    7/8/2014 2:46:14 AM, by RACING4ME

    The past several years have been extremely difficult for me, and I find myself back at the beginning of the journey, so am hoping some of you are ready to walk through it with me. I can't even tell you how much weight I have gained because I threw out my scale 6 years ago when I was rocking the prog... Read more

  • Summer Days in Washington

    7/8/2014 1:00:44 AM, by KALISWALKER

    We were at our place at Black Mountain Ranch in Washington for 5 days. The weather was fantastic and it's wonderful to go back and forth between the mountains and the ocean. Yesterday we played cards, then a racquet sport, picked 5 pounds of organic raspberries, had a tasty home cooked dinner, then ... Read more

  • Two Week Plan of Attack

    7/7/2014 12:33:38 PM, by SUNBUNNI

    Heading to BC in two weeks. Want to look and feel my best. Plan: - stay in calorie range all 14 days. - drink 8 glasses of water all 14 days. - Do at least 1 hour of exercise each day. - check in on Sparkpeople every day. - eat lots of fresh fruit and veggies - aim to eat fruit/v... Read more

  • July 7th

    7/7/2014 12:27:15 PM, by SUNBUNNI

    Okay - it's July 7th. I leave July 21st to see my family. Most of them haven't seen me since January. Show time, so to speak. I really want to make the next two weeks great. So I am not off to a great start this Monday but it is only noon so I am turning things around and setting goals. I already ... Read more

  • I Came to Faith through a 12-Step Program

    7/7/2014 1:49:01 AM, by BYYOURGRACE

    By His Grace, God has delivered me at first from one addiction, which I have had 20 years of freedom from, and since, a few others! The Lord has been so faithful, therefore I am not embarquing on my weight loss journey alone! I take Jesus wherever I go. Although, over the years, I don't reall... Read more

  • Making exercise work for you

    7/6/2014 3:51:07 PM, by TIAONYX1

    You've heard it before. You need to make time to exercise daily. Just do it. Stop making excuses. Pressure pressure pressure. It took me a long time to realize that weight loss is not a race. It is not a competition. It is not something to win at. It is not something to keep up with the Jone... Read more

  • Easy does it, small goals

    7/5/2014 1:19:21 PM, by TIAONYX1

    How many years have I been on sparkpeople, losing stopping and gaining it back. It always seems like an impossible task. Then with my doctors help, I was referred to an endocynologist (hormone specialist) who referred me to a weight-loss doctor. I was trying the old fashion way with the weight-lo... Read more

  • I'm happy and sad!

    7/4/2014 12:38:21 AM, by FREECAL1

    Earned an award for 250 fitness minutes last month! Now I'm sad because my knee isn't good right now. Icing and resting it -- re Dr.'s orders --and go for xray tomorrow. I will eagerly await the results!... Read more

  • Happy Canada Day

    7/1/2014 10:29:50 PM, by SASSISPRING

    Fun Canadian Facts!!
    cts-about-canada/ Canada’s name comes from a misunderstanding between Jac... Read more

  • July New Goals & Successes

    6/30/2014 11:15:42 PM, by KALISWALKER

    My July focus is on my Hip to Waist Ratio. - healthy meals - nutrition tracking - 10,000 steps a day - strength training Streaks Nutrition Tracking Day 70 10,000 Steps Day 179 I gave myself a 2 day pass for 10,000 steps - colonoscopy today and was prepping for it ye... Read more

  • Getting to Know You

    6/30/2014 3:09:28 AM, by SASSISPRING

    Your go to chewing gum flavor… ..Hubba Bubba and Bubblelicious Best time of the year…...Early fall If you were a toe nail polish what color would you be…....Scarlet red Favorite pie......I LOVE PIE!!! Saskatoon berry pie. First record you ever bought… first LP was from my a... Read more

  • Day 9of 56

    6/30/2014 1:03:46 AM, by LIFEASMRSA

    I knew this was going to be a rough weekend because we drove out to Calgary yesterday to pick up our puppy tomorrow morning. I actually managed to fit in a hour if walking yesterday after dinner with my husband and friend who we're staying with. Today I another storey.. Slept in until 10am... ... Read more

  • There's A Moose in the Room

    6/29/2014 4:07:59 PM, by SASSISPRING

    I live in central BC, which is considered north to many folk. I don't feel it's north, but it's a fact that I live in a town considered "northern BC." Ever hear that saying "There's an Elephant in the Room", well it is one that I cannot relate to. I live as far away from elephants as one possibly... Read more

  • today is a write off

    6/29/2014 2:28:18 AM, by DASARMEHASEN

    In procrastinating my studies I cleaned the bathroom, vacuumed the apartment, emptied and loaded the dishwasher, stripped the bed, watched an hour of the hobbit, 2 episodes of spooks (aka MI-5), washed towels, and went grocery shopping. but my studies are almost done. just need to come up with ... Read more

  • Dream State

    6/28/2014 1:02:11 AM, by SASSISPRING

    In my last blog, I mentioned about a powerful dream I had. I figured out as I thought over it, the shaky feeling was the train passing by, as was the odd noise I could not sort out. I heard the same locomotive and whistle the other night, it's very low and loud. We have a track that goes th... Read more

  • Chill Out and Get Creative

    6/27/2014 6:03:37 PM, by DASARMEHASEN

    after eating too little today i am eating too much today. but determined to NOT buy food at the pub tonight. oh well. you give and you take. and it is healthier food. and i am not complaining because what is 40 calories over when my protein, carb, and fat are all within target... Read more

  • there and back again

    6/27/2014 1:03:54 AM, by DASARMEHASEN

    here i am back again. going through a tough separation. hubby and i never got round to marrying but when you've bought a house (and the law in my part of the world is the same for common law as it is for married couples) separation is tough. i don't sleep i either eat too much or too ... Read more

  • Day 6 of 56

    6/27/2014 12:46:16 AM, by LIFEASMRSA

    Exercise: only 20 min of walking on coffee break today. Water: 10 cups of water Steps: 10,000 It's been a hard day today... Since I'm off work for two weeks I have a lot of files that has to be on hold. And I had meetings all day today. I will have to try and finish as much as I can tomorr... Read more