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  • apples and honey

    9/30/2014 2:35:13 PM, by NELLIEH1

    A little less than a week ago, folks from all around the world were dipping apples into honey and wishing one another Happy New Year..L'Shanah Tovah... From that celebration through Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement)...... Read more

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    9/30/2014 2:12:40 PM, by RAESUN54

    Tomorrow marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As it so happens, I will be seeing my oncologist tomorrow, after 9 months of not seeing her. I am sure she will be upbeat but also comment on my being away so long, since I was suppose to see her every 3 months. Tomorrow, the Miami Heat h... Read more

  • Canned Salmon, the thing of my nightmares

    9/30/2014 2:07:32 PM, by ASHENDREAMER

    This blog is fairly stupid but I just wanted to toss it out there and see if anyone else is afraid of canned salmon lol. I tried, again.. for the fourth time. I want to like canned salmon, I really do. It is a great source of protein and fish has all that good fat but I can't do it. Every time... Read more

  • I'm baaaacccckkkkk!

    9/30/2014 11:56:58 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I watched hubby ride off to work this morning bringing a rude end to a great vacation. Well, maybe not so much a vacation as a much-needed time off, break from work. For the past 9 years, DH has been commuting 2 hours a day to work. Sun, rain, wind, hail, sleet, snow . . . it doesn't matter. ... Read more

  • goal reached

    9/30/2014 10:53:01 AM, by AUDREYCAMILLE

    I have lost over 100lbs in the last 2 years. 55+ since April 2014. Feeling great. It was mostly walking and eating very small amounts through the day instead of big meals. Want to lose another 13 lbs and tone up. Walking has giving me emergent and muscle but I still have giggly bits, Being 50 yr... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    9/30/2014 10:52:39 AM, by JLAMING263

    Each of us will be greatly blessed if we know the stories of faith and sacrifice that led our forefathers to join the Lord’s Church.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/30/2014 9:59:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to a great start! i already got in some much needed exercise to start my day. my daughter plans to try out for the school's volleyball team this year. if they have a soccer team, she wants to try out for that as well. in less than a week, my good friend will be going overseas for a few month... Read more

  • A good day

    9/30/2014 9:29:20 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    Good morning! I got a nice surprise today when I stepped on the scale. 196.6 lbs! I was shocked! I thought it would be higher since I haven't been sleeping well and been sick. I am back on track completely today. Did my hour + on the indoor bike. And got my meals worked out for the day.... Read more

  • Some Advice from my Friend

    9/30/2014 8:25:01 AM, by RIDMYCOCOON

    Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is simply believing you’re worthy of the trip Nobody is doing better than you because nobody can do better than you. YOU are walking your own path. Sometimes the reason we struggle wit... Read more

  • Do Your Homework

    9/30/2014 4:51:22 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Do your homework all your life." Muriel Sierbert Don't ever stop learning even when it comes to exercise and healthy eating , There is always something new to learn and share . There is always something to practice . Look for new ways to exercise. Never forget to practice good form and ... Read more

  • HEY !!ITS' ME !!

    9/30/2014 1:03:06 AM, by GRANDMAFRANNY


  • Monday

    9/29/2014 10:21:14 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    Wow, did so much today. Lots of running around trying to help my son get ready to move into his first apartment in a couple days. I forced myself to sleep in this morning, then get my bike for a short ride before deciding to get out there for the day. Did quite a bit of walking and loading of the... Read more

  • it's monday

    9/29/2014 5:53:37 PM, by MOMMY445

    i managed to get quite a few things done today, including spending some one on one time with my daughter. now i am catching up on some computer work before i go and have dinner. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. had a much needed break on the weekend. now i am ready to tackle whatever the week bring... Read more

  • An Eventful Morning

    9/29/2014 4:47:02 PM, by BRITT831

    Once again, it's Monday morning and I had to pick up my kids from their father's house. Once again, my son threw up as soon as he got in my car. I called "father of the year", as my ex and I so sweetly refer to him as, and he said Drakke had been fine all weekend, hadn't ate anything new. He was vom... Read more

  • Monday again.

    9/29/2014 2:57:03 PM, by DLITE719

    This morning I woke up feeling refreshed. It was the first time in a long time that I didn't dread Monday. I got out of bed, got a cup of coffee (my husband prepares it the night before and sets the timer) and sat down at the kitchen table to read the paper. It was a little cool this morning whic... Read more

  • I started over again

    9/29/2014 2:51:00 PM, by JCW001

    I started over today. I'm so tired of the Yo-Yo dieting. I quit smoking 19 months ago and have gained a ton of weight. I had began weighing the option of starting smoking again just to stop the weight gain. I decided against it. I sat down and wrote my basic plan for weight loss and exercise. ... Read more

  • Healthy choices.

    9/29/2014 12:39:43 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    I am working on changing my eating into a healthier lifestyle. I found these quotes to help me make better choices. ... Read more

  • The return of the migraine!

    9/29/2014 11:36:01 AM, by BIGSISTRUCK

    So I was totally on board with having an easy, on track weekend. BUT...late Friday afternoon I suddenly felt extremely tired, which was weird because I had slept great the night before and knew I had eaten enough. I usually have an afternoon slump but this was different. Driving home I felt the begi... Read more

  • SPOILER...Prayer

    9/29/2014 10:49:10 AM, by JLAMING263

    But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance… John 14:26... Read more

  • Monday

    9/29/2014 10:34:19 AM, by EARTHMOM16

    I'll be surprised if I don't gain weight this week! We ate take out food most of the weekend, because of the AC being out. I didn't want to turn on the stove or oven and heat the house up even more. I seem to be struggling to keep motivated and I hate that! I want to keep on track! I rea... Read more

  • Autumn arrayed...

    9/29/2014 6:54:25 AM, by NELLIEH1

    Days are drawing short...grasping sunlit array with camera eye...Autumn whisking by... Still our summer looms overhead in places...... Read more

  • Wait for Your Pitch

    9/29/2014 4:59:27 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Learn whet pitch you can hit good; then wait for it." Wee Willie Keeler Being Healthy is a lot like baseball you need to find what you are good at and use it to your advantage. Just like a baseball player waits for his favorite pitch , you need to do more of your favorite things. Maybe... Read more

  • 5K Color Run UPDATE

    9/28/2014 10:36:20 PM, by KAYLEESMEME

    I did it!!! It took 49 minutes, but that's not too bad for my first! I had a great time! I got covered with powdered paint and I am so happy that I did it!!!! I am walking on air tonight! And I am raring to go for Zumba in the morning!... Read more

  • OK....Trying again....

    9/28/2014 9:04:19 PM, by CABINFEVERJUNKY

    I've been off track for quite some time. My diabetes is under control....A1C at 6.9, but I want it better than that. My cholesterol is out of wack. Not sure what's going on there....the new med that was prescribed is over $700..not gonna happen. I had great results with sparkpeople before.....I ju... Read more

  • When the Workout Plan You Planned, Doesn't Work Out!

    9/28/2014 7:44:06 PM, by MSPROVERBS31

    okay, so in the last blog I mentioned my preparation to doing the 21-day TotalFit Challenge with MrShutUpAndTrain. Well...that didn't work out, except for the prep day which allowed me to review my goals, which IS a great thing to do! So what's going on for me now is that I'm tryi... Read more

  • Just Jump

    9/28/2014 7:14:57 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Go the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down, " Ray Bradbury I've always wanted to run . But I have a pacemaker , And three years ago I was having irregular heart beats. I always wanted to run but I am over weight and I sometimes have a problem with my bladder. I a... Read more

  • Doing...not trying

    9/28/2014 6:53:43 PM, by FITTERGIRL9

    I had my first night at the gym. I did multiple exercises on different machines. I worked out for 45 minutes and I feel great! It's a start, but I'm proud of myself for doing it! I have a schedule put together so that I make sure I get in workouts, welding time, and time for my son's sport practices... Read more

  • Its to easy to ignore

    9/28/2014 6:17:53 PM, by -ETOILE-

    People and places that try to help! I didnt actually have too bad a weekend. I am of course kidding myself that I am tracking what I am eating...I suppose what I am really doing is 'guestimating' things and I know what that does :(. I once heard the phrase 'normal eating' - how on earth do I e... Read more

  • SPOILER...Civility

    9/28/2014 1:11:13 PM, by JLAMING263

    The Civility Experiment Learn how civility and kindness go much deeper than appearances and quick judgments. Read President Thomas S. Monson’s full address, “Charity Never Faileth.”
    gory=mormon-message... Read more

  • Peaceful harmony

    9/28/2014 10:14:29 AM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

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  • Tired and Stressed Out

    9/28/2014 9:59:24 AM, by EARTHMOM16

    Well, Friday the AC went out...we have to get another Central Heat and Air put in, they can't do it until this coming's going to be a loooonnnngggg week! Our temperatures are up in the higher eighties right now, so it get a bit warm in our house. We were discussing the fact that wh... Read more

  • Sunday

    9/28/2014 8:58:32 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    Oh this darn bug. Both my youngest son and I am under the weather. I have been trying to fight through but it just has a hold on me. I am getting walking in but it takes everything I got for energy. I want this to be a good day.... Read more

  • restful

    9/28/2014 7:20:21 AM, by NELLIEH1

    SONday...the time of rest from labors... Last Sunday we sang "Forever" (taken from Psalms) by Chris Tomlin... "Give thanks to the LORD our GOD and KIng. His love... Read more

  • Thinking outside

    9/28/2014 6:58:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe this is the start of thinking outside the box? Who needs the box when you are already outside? So many people limit their lives by staying inside. Get out there and run, walk, play,. work...... and think! ... Read more

  • 5 K Color Run!!!

    9/27/2014 8:44:34 PM, by KAYLEESMEME

    Well, this is it.....down to the last hours before I embark on my first 5 K. I am excited and nervous at the same time! Went over to one of my team mates house (We are the Zumba Dancers in God's Army Team!) and we made T-shirts. It was fun, we both found out that if it weren't for each other, we bot... Read more

  • Getting ready to get on a ship!

    9/27/2014 7:26:50 PM, by CHERYLHURT

    All the volunteering PLUS lots of driving to keep Mum independent is really exhausting. Beloved and I are preparing to get on a cruise ship for three weeks. My Mum is NOT happy about it but we have GOT to get away, too much stress is wearing me down!... Read more

  • 9-27-14

    9/27/2014 5:04:37 PM, by PTREINER

    Think I'm prepared for Wednesday. Still don't have a plan for evenings, other than not drinking or overeating. Am eating/drinking things now that I want out of the house before Wed. 3 beers left and 3 bottles of wine, no sweets that I like, ice cream and topping that I like gone. Cold today - ... Read more

  • New places

    9/27/2014 2:58:24 PM, by SVBJONES062010

    I feel like I may be going to get my Goodwill wardrobe sooner than I think. This morning I got on the scale and it read a whopping 279. Last year on Weight Watchers, I was NEVER able to get below 280. I'm already excited for myself and the places I will go with losing this weight. Like, I can go... Read more

  • "Real" Models in Ads Are Mocking Me

    9/27/2014 11:05:15 AM, by GIMMESPARK

    With the push to get better representation of all kinds of people in advertisements--i.e., not just beautiful, air-brushed, skinny (and yes, mostly white) people--and the way the Internet lets companies target ads to online users, I'm finding that the ads Sparkpeople, Google, Yahoo, and other sites ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Discipleship

    9/27/2014 10:50:49 AM, by JLAMING263

    [The Redeemer’s] sacrifice blessed everyone, from Adam, the first, to the last of all human beings.... Read more

  • fresh from oven

    9/27/2014 8:22:13 AM, by NELLIEH1

    Baking day today is what the little poem says for Saturday. But I used to do mine on Friday in preparation. When I was a child, the aroma of bread rising on the old kitchen next-to-the-sink-radiator... and its arrival just out of ... Read more

  • Giving up Voyager

    9/27/2014 7:59:03 AM, by RUSSELL1960

    I like Star Trek. I like it too much. Each evening I have been watching Voyager and snacking mindlessly while watching. This consistently sabotages my diet. It consistently gets me to bed too late with the result that I don't want to get up the next morning and run to the gym. This is not the k... Read more

  • In the woods

    9/27/2014 6:08:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I went for a quiet walk in the woods. The forest was alive only with the sounds of the creatures who live there and the wind sweeping through the trees. Leaves gliding to the ground made the walk magical. The sight of ... Read more

  • Shine On

    9/27/2014 4:53:22 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Find things that shine and move towards them.' Mia Farrow We have a much better time when we surround ourselves with happy , motivated people. I am a leader of a couple teams here at Spark People and the one that shines the most for me is my Heart Healthy team. Right now it is a small... Read more

  • Short Recap

    9/27/2014 4:25:00 AM, by PJB145

    STILL loving the job. finally moved down. Shed 1.2 pounds this week. I am 10 pounds from Onederland. That’s still a bit away but closer than I was last month. I exercised every day this week. Yep, that’s right 7 days. Thanking God from whom... Read more

  • Tempting the Dragon

    9/26/2014 7:07:31 PM, by MCASKEY6

    I have come to the realization that all of my major life moments were tangled up with my mother’s medical crisis’s. I have a picture of my mother when she was around 20. She was gorgeous. She was 5’3”, with naturally red hair, blue eyes, and fair skin. She had a teeny-tiny little body and ... Read more


    9/26/2014 5:34:20 PM, by READYRUBBIES

    Today was a very good day for me. I was very active. I felt like a machine. If i keep this momentum going i will begin dropping these pounds. Which i am so ready to do. I do know it is a process. Slow and steady wins the race. I have learned not to over do it and to listen to my body. I am very plea... Read more

  • Setting my own mind free

    9/26/2014 2:17:58 PM, by SVBJONES062010

    For the first time in 10 years I am allowing myself to set my mind free. On this day when I normally lay in bed and cry and get up to engorge myself on food that tastes good to my senses but makes me feel so horrible later. For the first time in 10 years, I won't do that. I'm not saying I'm gettin... Read more


    9/26/2014 1:14:59 PM, by EL-KABONG

    Haven't had timme to log the past couple of days, physical inventory prep at work, physical inventory today, phone interview yesterday at lunchtime, stress level VERY high. BUT...tonight my Hunny Bunny and I head off to Utica NY for our Fall getaway weekend. Taking in a show tonight at Turning ... Read more

  • Have a great Friday.

    9/26/2014 12:56:04 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

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  • Kids are not stupid

    9/26/2014 12:13:20 PM, by MCASKEY6

    Yes kids do stupid things; like lighting each other’s armpit hair on fire while speeding down a country road. But they aren’t, in fact, stupid. I just read an article about how to “fool” kids into eating healthier. One of the suggestions was to make healthy snacks that look (kinda) like unh... Read more

  • 9-26-14

    9/26/2014 11:42:10 AM, by PTREINER

    Slept poorly last night, had a tough day, couldn't shut my mind off. Hurting and exhausted today. Finally acknowledged and accepted the role of traffic director - I am far behind in my project because of working on the boss's projects - which I thought at one time were offered to me, but which ... Read more

  • September frustrations

    9/26/2014 11:06:55 AM, by BIGSISTRUCK

    Hi all! Well, it's been a tough month for me altogether. As the temperature has gotten cooler, I've found it hard not to eat more! It was so easy during the hot months not to eat much! At least I have just maintained and not gained. I've stuck to my exercise plan as well. I've been rethinking my wor... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/26/2014 10:43:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel good today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and cheep cheep hello. i will work some more on my online course today. i will be meeting up with my good friend either later today or during the day tomorrow. so i will get some errands done today that i did not have time to do... Read more

  • Little things are a BIG deal!

    9/26/2014 10:12:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are so many little things that make a major difference in the outcome of my life. Here are a few of them: Smiling at people and saying hello. Eating the right foods first. Drinking 9 glasses of water each and every day Being patient with other and myself. Appreciating nature What ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Discipleship

    9/26/2014 9:49:38 AM, by JLAMING263

    Be strong. Live the gospel faithfully even if others around you don’t live it at all.... Read more

  • Friday

    9/26/2014 9:31:39 AM, by EARTHMOM16

    I am hurting hip joints most of all. I've never been diagnosed with arthritis, but I'm pretty sure that's what it is. I know moving helps, so I keep moving. I'm so glad it's Friday. ... Read more

  • Hi day...

    9/26/2014 8:31:14 AM, by NELLIEH1

    "Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go..." Friday was...and is cleaning and preparation day... However, I am in the middle of such a "clearning" job that I have to... Read more

  • Friday

    9/26/2014 8:26:22 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    Today I was going to write about how I have 13 lbs to lose by Thanksgiving. I AM working on that! I am already off my routine for the day. My youngest son has been sick with a cough and had trouble sleeping last night, combined with me not sleeping for 2 nights has got me pretty run down. ... Read more

  • Ready Set Go!!!!!

    9/26/2014 4:55:19 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Don't wait until the time or the market is just right to start investing-- start now. The best time to plant an oak tree was twenty years ago --- the second best time is now." James Stowers Jr. I'll work out tomorrow. I'll start my diet after the holiday. I'll start running in November . I 'll ... Read more

  • I have the tools, I just need to use them

    9/26/2014 2:36:55 AM, by -ETOILE-

    Okay - so I managed yesterday to get through the day without overeating. I did manage to grab five cherry tomato's as I walked passed the fridge door on my way to bed -- sigh - go figure. but on the whole it was a reasonably 'controlled' day. Didi I manage to drink more. Well, I was mindfu... Read more

  • Sabotaging myself

    9/25/2014 11:22:55 PM, by FLORENCEPRE

    This my first post and I hope I am doing it correctly. Had 2 good weeks and thought I finally had my head in place and was once again moving forward and relosing the weight I had gained. Hit a brick wall. Jewish holidays or any holiday for that matter, but especially this one, is very dif... Read more

  • Reset, Restart, Renew

    9/25/2014 6:25:04 PM, by SVBJONES062010

    I restarted my program. I reset my starting weight and my goals. I am ready now to take a stand of my own health. I decided it is time to be selfish and care about myself. Instead of spending the grocery money on junk food and snacks, I bought the frozen meals I need to succeed, I bought snacks that... Read more

  • Art Work

    9/25/2014 6:23:30 PM, by JSTETSER

    I just love seeing children show their creative side! ... Read more

  • The scrape-heap for the mind AKA: Facebook

    9/25/2014 5:21:01 PM, by MCASKEY6

    I received a rather snarky response to a Facebook comment I made today. I was about to respond in kind, when I stopped myself. “Why am I doing this?” It wasn’t a comment from a friend or family member, someone I have a vested interest in maintaining a relationship with. It was some stranger comm... Read more

  • Fitness Buddies.....

    9/25/2014 5:20:44 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

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  • Update: Broken Foot and Bad News

    9/25/2014 2:53:40 PM, by RAESUN54

    Those of you that have read my blogs, know what has been happening with me lately, my broken foot. Good news, I am now walking part-time with a sneaker (in the house) and boot (outside, etc). I want to try to walk more outside with the sneaker but have not been given clearance from my doctor. But, j... Read more

  • Ugh...

    9/25/2014 12:47:19 PM, by ASHENDREAMER

    I had been cigarette free for three days. My husband called me from work and says our day just got interesting. A detective from the police department called him and wanted my number. Apparently a guy I dated years ago is being accused of child abuse and the detective wants to ask me questions ... Read more

  • 9-25-14

    9/25/2014 12:22:51 PM, by PTREINER

    Knew this was going to happen - now have been assigned the duty of doling out task orders to the videographer, too. This is getting to be too much!!! I am behind in my projects and don't know when I'll catch up. This is getting stressful.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/25/2014 12:16:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to take it easy, at least for a while. i am still doing a job search while i wait to hear back from those two places. my daughter is looking forward to halloween now. she is still deciding what she wants to be for halloween this year. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello.... Read more

  • Breast Cancer awareness

    9/25/2014 11:36:37 AM, by -SHOREIDO-

    Heads up on this subject this morning on "Good Morning America". A new study supports all of us active SPARKERS who are investing in our physical health through exercise and healthy eating. It seems (and they are still in the "study stage" that your waist size increases along with the number of ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family...

    9/25/2014 11:24:45 AM, by JLAMING263

    We hear it all the time: “The family is the basic unit of society.” But do we, as a society, really think about what that means?... Read more

  • Things I've been up to

    9/25/2014 9:43:27 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    I somewhat lost my way between August and now. I could look to my kids moving as an excuse, or my kids starting school, or my father traveling and my mom being home alone and falling all the time, or my husband working more than usual, or my brother having surgery...but I have to take responsibilit... Read more

  • to market...or was it to churn?

    9/25/2014 7:53:45 AM, by NELLIEH1

    Amazing Autumn beauty...Day Four... Today is shopping day...or it was for housewives in the past, after they finished churning the cream saved in the well all week, that is...... Read more

  • WANTED : Motivation

    9/25/2014 7:38:09 AM, by BRITT831

    Oh Brittney, You have once again become lazy. Lazy with eating. Lazy with exercise. Just overall LAZY. You have brought a couple types of junk food into the house because "the kids asked for it." I know, I know. It was really for me, but it sounded good at the grocery store. You have yet to con... Read more

  • morning exercise in

    9/25/2014 6:36:54 AM, by LISA3TIME

    I have been trying to get exercise, but it seems when I get home, all I feel like doing is watch tv. Especially with all the new fall programs going on. I have decided to try get up early and do the exercise in the morning. This is the first day 9/25/14 that I got up a hour earlier and do the mornin... Read more

  • Uncertainly Wise

    9/25/2014 4:56:14 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Trust uncertainty, to bring you to clarity." Joanna Swanger How much will I lose? How long will it take? How much can I eat? What do I have to do to get there.? How will I look skinnier? Will my friends accept the new me.? How many plateaus will I hit? Losing weight is really all about ... Read more

  • In the spirit of .....

    9/25/2014 2:26:23 AM, by -ETOILE-

    at least trying to do this, I thought I had better come here and write a bit. It is true that writing connects me to what I am trying to do, and somehow writing stuff down makes it more of a committment - go figure. I said I would drink today -- I will try...make an effort, not going to q... Read more

  • Blister,s are my sister,s !!!

    9/25/2014 12:57:22 AM, by TOVEYTWIRL

    Why is it that when you decide to do some walking, you,re all geared up for it and then you get the dreaded blister,s!!! I,ve had my walking trainer,s since last winter and I never had any problems with them. Now, however, everytime I walk I end up with blister,s like you wouldnt believe !! I,ve sud... Read more

  • Happy Rosh Hashanah

    9/24/2014 8:52:55 PM, by LINDAM.1

    Let us be more than Just one religion. Happy New Year Enjoy Rosh Hashanah... Read more

  • Thank you BEINGERIN

    9/24/2014 6:46:55 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    I just want to say to anyone reading this. Small things mean so much to some people. You never know who may be down in the dumps, confused, frustrated, lonely or in need. Simply remembering someone and checking in can do so much for some people, like me. Thank you for the support of those wh... Read more

  • Autumn!

    9/24/2014 5:36:11 PM, by JSTETSER

    Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.” William Cullen Bryant ... Read more

  • This 'n' That

    9/24/2014 5:22:40 PM, by IRONBESS

    Except for it being the hottest (miserable) summer here on record, I had a good one. We went to an archery jamboree, our first time, with friends in a beautiful remote mountain location on BLM land. Camped there for 3 days. There were divisions for kids to adults, and they could choose to compete o... Read more

  • Lessons from the Trenches

    9/24/2014 4:40:12 PM, by HEARTPROCLAIMS

    It's not secret I've started and restarted this journey countless times. My journey started sometime in 2005. In college I was able to drop 30 lbs by eating healthy and working out, the good ol' fashion way. When I graduated two years later and moved home, the weight piled on. No longer was I... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    9/24/2014 3:00:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like the interview went very well. when i went to check my email this afternoon, i found a reply from a different job i applied for. i will have to do an online typing test and then i will find out if i get that job or not. there are opportunities out there. i am finding that by stepping out ... Read more

  • That ol' merry-go-round chestnut!

    9/24/2014 2:49:39 PM, by -ETOILE-

    Do I want to be here ---- catagorically NOT! Why am I here ----- who the heck knows!!! Am I really as negative as I sound ----- right now yep! Actually I am not quite THAT bad...but being honest and writing it down sounds a little defeated wouldn't you say? Sigh. Trouble is -- ... Read more

  • OOPS!!!

    9/24/2014 2:29:20 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Yesterday was a terrible day of binging and grazing. Started out OK at breakfast. Bowl of grits with laughing cheese wedge. Had my walk then it started down that long road of "Oh my God What am I doing". Had a slice of lemon pudding cake Read more

  • 9-24-14

    9/24/2014 1:05:29 PM, by PTREINER

    Taxes pulled together. Working at home today, much to do. Going to get all task orders and assignments done by 5 today, that's my goal. Glad I'm going to start diet next week, trying to be positive in my outlook and make plans for how I'm going to do it and enjoy the process - and how it's goin... Read more

  • Weigh in Wednesday and Day 2 of the diet that shall not be named

    9/24/2014 12:13:12 PM, by ASHENDREAMER

    Today is WiW! -2.6 down, not bad 14 total this month Today is day 2 of the diet that shall not be named. I wrote a blog about it last night but decided not to post it, I enjoy it and it makes me feel amazing (plus it works wonders) but I am really afraid of being judged lol. I don't... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    9/24/2014 10:56:25 AM, by JLAMING263

    Let us never forget that we are the sons and daughters of God, equal in His sight with differing responsibilities and capabilities assigned by Him and given access to His priesthood power. --- M. Russell Ballard... Read more

  • Weigh in Wednesday

    9/24/2014 8:45:03 AM, by EARTHMOM16

    Well, the scale is stuck, and I know why...I'm still eating like I'm suppose to, but I need to start a cardio workout. A walking workout would be best to start out with...this is where willpower is going to really have to kick in. In order to do a workout everyday, I'm going to have to get up even... Read more

  • sow and sew..

    9/24/2014 4:59:59 AM, by NELLIEH1

    Day three of Autumn... Sewing is on Wednesday's old woman's work is never done schedule... In all honesty I'd rather be sowing seeds...... Read more

  • Individually we make up the World

    9/24/2014 4:49:31 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I never try to tell anybody else what to do, number one. And number two , I think that's what the individual is all about. Each one of us has something to contribute ...Each one possess exactly what each one is working out, and what each one works out relates to their particular set of circumst... Read more

  • BLC26: My One Dozen Expectations

    9/24/2014 2:48:23 AM, by HAPPYDOES

    BLC26 has begun. What are my expectations? I expect... 1) be challenged with fitness routines I don't presently include in my weight loss program. 2) learn new ways to motivate myself and others to push beyond our excuses and to know that we are stronger and more cap... Read more

  • I told myself I won't give up

    9/23/2014 7:02:21 PM, by HEARTPROCLAIMS

    After taking the summer off (unintentionally) I find myself in the midst of the same cycle: lose weight - get comfortable/burned out - gain weight - repeat. During the summer I bowed out of the BLC 25 challenge because I had trouble balancing my personal/professional/SparkPeo
    ple (ie, "... Read more

  • “Try to Remember the Kind of September... and If You Remember Then Follow.

    9/23/2014 6:27:43 PM, by DAYSPRING-STAR

    “Try to Remember the Kind of September... and If You Remember Then Follow." I love this time of year! As a child, September represented a new beginning as I eagerly returned to school with my supplies: a new box of crayons with... Read more

  • My Walks-1

    9/23/2014 3:43:53 PM, by GRASSHOPPER65

    (The first in a series of walks I've taken--my favorite way to exercise) As I passed the sign along the Eastern Trail that read "Private Property, No Trespassing, Residents Only", I smiled with satisfaction, knowing that I belonged. The owners of the community in which I live had posted the si... Read more

  • 9-23-14

    9/23/2014 2:36:20 PM, by PTREINER

    Spent last evening working on taxes, will finish them up tonight. Always a bit frustrating and time-consuming. I had everything gathered, but misplaced some items when Jr did not get the business taxes done and I had to keep shuffling papers around because of guests, etc. We may not be due a refund ... Read more

  • Ode To A Honey Crisp Apple

    9/23/2014 2:20:33 PM, by EL-KABONG

    Ah, the honey crisp apple, so sweet, so crunchy. You season is far too short, but it is upon us now! The apple that retains it's flavor and it's crunch, not getting mealy like the Empire, nor soft like the Mac. Delicious in apple crisp, apple pie, apple cider or with sharp cheddar or even...GASP!...... Read more

  • Finally back in the saddle.

    9/23/2014 1:23:18 PM, by MCASKEY6

    The last five weeks of my life have been, chaos. Between a sudden and unexpected trip to Portland to moving (and all the details/crisis’s that go along with it) I have just been surviving. Taco Bell, fried chicken, toaster waffles, and lots of chocolate flavored comfort, I have not been eati... Read more