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  • Day 10 (9/2/2015)

    9/3/2015 2:44:32 PM, by JDOSTIE3

    OK, so I'm writing this on 9/3, but I was too tired when I got home last night. Yesterday went well. Struggled a little bit with my healthy eating, but I did get up and do my workout first thing. This time of year is always a little difficult. Straight from work to kid's sporting even... Read more

  • Self Control Can do Wonders

    9/3/2015 1:15:47 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • PCOS & Sometimes it's not what you eat so much as what you're not.

    9/3/2015 1:12:30 PM, by DOTSLADY

    My hair's been falling out by the handfuls the past few months. Trying to not be mortified about it as I pick up each strand on the dark bathroom tile and dark bathroom rug. I've had high testosterone for years. Doctors have only said, "that'll help you with muscle" ... as I've lost muscle not exer... Read more

  • fat crying...

    9/3/2015 12:56:42 PM, by NELLIEH1

    Day #3 of the Balance Challenge... brought a third time of strengthening exercises with DH on mats spread across our living room floor...crunches and stretches... Perhaps we'll add a V and some weights next week... No...maybe we'll add more reps of what we're doing instead... 334 ... Read more

  • Moving weekend.

    9/3/2015 12:26:17 PM, by MCASKEY6

    Saturday, I got up bright and early and spent the entire day moving big heavy furniture and boxes, onto a truck and then up a flight of stairs in 100 degree heat. I had a massive, pounding headache by the end of the day. Sunday, I continued moving boxes and was also cleaning in order to be o... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/3/2015 10:23:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot and muggy day here today. my daughter and I are keeping cool. she finds out today which teacher she will have and in what room she will have her class today. she has already begun counting down the days until school starts. as for me, I still have my other online courses to work on. I in... Read more

  • TOPS and a friend

    9/3/2015 8:45:14 AM, by WILLITWORK1

    i went back to TOPS on Tuesday for the first time in 20years. What fun! Plus I've enlisted a dear friend to check on me daily. Accountability! And, of course, Spark is the glue. I'm so jazzed! ... Read more

  • OK

    9/3/2015 6:55:27 AM, by BIGGULL

    Yesterday was my first day back at walking. Let me tell ya, it was not easy!!. I will go back today. I will go back tomorrow. i will no longer let my body tell me this is to hard. I can do this. one step at a time, one minute at a time, one second at a time, one day at a time and one pound at a... Read more

  • The longest day

    9/3/2015 5:46:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    The longest day and night Waiting, watching, praying Patiently For news Hopefully good About the strong, witty, handsome man And his eye To be able to return to strength Today will be a little shorter Strength will return as it does after a surgery We will smile and be comfort... Read more


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  • Day 3

    9/2/2015 11:17:31 PM, by ALRITEA

    Today will be short and sweet. Did goid but very tired and not sleeping well. Not giving up. We've had bagels everyday at work and i haven't had 1. Very happy about that. God bless u all. Trying to go to bed early today.... Read more

  • OK I can honestly say that I'm getting better...

    9/2/2015 9:58:10 PM, by THEETSYBAY

    well maybe better isn't the proper word. More observant? More in tune? IDK what to call it, but eating small meals more often, chewing thoroughly, and real, really focusing on what and how I eat, well I think it's finally paid off. After 54 years, I can finally tell when I feel fu... Read more

  • Beware of madmen

    9/2/2015 8:07:14 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Before doing someone a favor , make sure that he isn't a madman ." Eugene Labiche I had every intention of writing another motivational blog today, Have to say just not in it today, The hits just keep on coming and a girl can only jab and weave so many times before she has to retreat and... Read more

  • Day 130 - Busy Busy Busy

    9/2/2015 7:32:32 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight: 146.6 lbs Alas, my goal to blog every day from now on has already fallen by the wayside, but due to busyness and not laziness thank heavens!! Things at school and life have suddenly gotten really busy, so last night I made the choice to just spend some quality time with my fianc... Read more

  • balancing...

    9/2/2015 6:34:04 PM, by NELLIEH1

    Yesterday, with the beginning of the new month,... I chose to start the Spark People Balance Your Life 30 Day Challenge.... Now I fully recognize that this is a kind of rest-of-my-life job,... but it must get going at some time!!... Day # 1: Write out why I am out of balance..... Read more

  • Getting my exercise done FIRST!

    9/2/2015 5:31:42 PM, by CHERYLHURT

    I'm way too tired to exercise after a long day volunteering so this morning I was out by 5:30 to get my walking in. Then it was a full day at school, gulp down my veggie lunch, then cram as much work as possible into the remaining hours. I do love the children...their hugs are better than any payc... Read more

  • Not Sure??

    9/2/2015 3:43:42 PM, by DANNYLEE45

    I had forgotten to write my thoughts for this week so I will attempt to right now. I'm not even really sure what to write.The changes have been going well so far but I am definitely off the mark for the goals I had set out to meet for my weight loss. I can say that I have gained more muscle than I t... Read more

  • 50 at 50 One healthy habit at a time.

    9/2/2015 2:11:54 PM, by REJANERATION

    My new system involves changing my habits and accumulating the benefits along the way. Losing weight is hard! It involves a lot of change. I think that has always been part of my problem. I start out every Monday by swearing off food groups and by promising myself that this will be "the" week ... Read more

  • Training the Mind

    9/2/2015 2:07:28 PM, by FCGRAMA

    Today, I am preparing for tomorrow's colonoscopy by fasting, just clear liquids all day and the glass of poison at 6 o'clock followed by water, water and more water. What comes to mind is, "How come it is easier to fast all day when preparing for a medical procedure than to simply stay on trac... Read more

  • Mental Attitude

    9/2/2015 12:21:05 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Thomas Jefferson had it right! 104... Read more

  • Feeling encouraged!

    9/2/2015 11:27:52 AM, by LISA72721

    I'll be honest. I haven't been working at this weight-loss thing as diligently as I should. However, I've managed to lose 20 lbs.! This milestone is a big one. And the next big milestone is 4 lbs. away. I know I can do it.... Read more


    9/2/2015 10:20:19 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    (WILD PARROTS) There is no doubting that August in Fort Lauderdale is HOT! HOT! HOT! And let’s not forget the humidity but I love it all. I especially love walking around and just enjoying all that is around me whichever way I turn. 1 & 2 Some residents make gardens out of the prop... Read more

  • And yet again.....

    9/2/2015 10:14:34 AM, by HAPPYSPARKER1

    Many of you don't know me, but some of my old friends on here do know what has been going on. I will explain it to you and those who already know, please bear with me. On February 3, 2015, while shoveling snow in our driveway, I slipped on the ice underneath the snow and broke all three major ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    9/2/2015 9:54:00 AM, by JLAMING263

    "The Lord needs us to be brave, steadfast, and immovable warriors who will defend His plan." —Bonnie L. Oscarson... Read more

  • a new day

    9/2/2015 9:13:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and hydrated. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Been a while

    9/2/2015 7:40:31 AM, by BIGGULL

    It has been a long time since I have been here. I allowed my life to control me instead of the other way around. I have had some growing to do, I have, for the last couple of weeks, just been looking at the site. I have, this week up dated my information and have made to move to do this for me, ... Read more

  • I get by with help

    9/2/2015 5:29:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    All of us are getting older, and we need some help From our friends who help us through, when we need to yelp! Don’t try to carry the whole load, You cannot do the job. Why even little Lina gets help from Lobster Bob! I gave Lina Lobster Bob to help her understand a little bit about tak... Read more

  • poor motivation

    9/1/2015 11:31:53 PM, by PALUTE

    I just have not gotten enough motivation to set my goals. I know what I need to do, but, so very often just set it on the back burner. I am using the excuse of It is summer and so very hot outside. Because of that I just do not want to walk. I could go over to the activity building 5 days a week (Mo... Read more

  • day 2

    9/1/2015 10:02:32 PM, by ALRITEA

    Woke up with the worst headache and dizzy half of my day but stayed on target. I have to. I've been trying to lose 20 lbs forever the only thing that has changed is now I have to lose 80 lbs. If I don't do this I realize Im only cutting my own life short. With diabetes, high blood pressure and high... Read more

  • Day 9 (9/1/2015)

    9/1/2015 8:12:47 PM, by JDOSTIE3

    Tough day. Glad it's over. That is all for today. Hope everybody else had a great day and gets a good night sleep.... Read more

  • a touch of anti-que...

    9/1/2015 7:07:14 PM, by NELLIEH1

    We awoke to yet another beautiful New Hampshire summer day of sunshine; just the right temperatures (at least here in Washington, where there is nearly always a breeze); and green everywhere beckoning... So we went for a brief walk and found that the Autumn is definitely quietly arrivi... Read more

  • Busy day with Mum!

    9/1/2015 5:42:07 PM, by CHERYLHURT

    Beloved did the driving today, so glad! We had to go take Mum to the bank, then out to lunch, then to the doctor. Doesn't sound like much but it was a loooong day with lots of driving. Tomorrow is another busy day with volunteering...counting the days until we cruise again in October!... Read more

  • Eating's the best part

    9/1/2015 2:40:44 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • SPOILER...Test

    9/1/2015 11:00:57 AM, by JLAMING263

    Every day each of us faces a test. It is the test of our lifetimes: will we choose to believe in Him and allow the light of His gospel to grow within us, or will we refuse to believe and insist on traveling alone in the dark? L. Whitney Clayton... Read more

  • spark points don't talk to each other

    9/1/2015 10:51:55 AM, by LRACNOSLO

    I am having trouble getting credit on the spark points page coming from the fitness page I also have lost the ability to review goals.. Anybody else having trouble?... Read more

  • Sleep Water and the garbage truck

    9/1/2015 9:04:38 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    I slept great last night , got up had a breakfast of cream of wheat and drank my water. Hey , don't knock my breakfast I would have loved to add fruit or juice. Truth be told after all the bills we are on a limited food budget. Last time I went grocery shopping was two long weeks ago. So we have be... Read more

  • its a new month

    9/1/2015 8:20:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month begins today. let's see what it brings. i may have heard back from a place i applied for a job in august. i will check my messages and find out in a while. my daughter says hi. all of the birds are okay. another hot and humid day here again today. already got plenty of water nice and coo... Read more

  • Eyes

    9/1/2015 5:31:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes it's strange how quickly our lives can change. One day I'm almost settled in my school routine, and now I'm spending the day caring for my husband. We got the test results yesterday from John's doctor. He did not have a TIA. He has a torn retina. Today we will be in Manchester for la... Read more

  • A Good Day

    8/31/2015 10:33:10 PM, by ALRITEA

    Today was a good day because I did what I said I would. No sida and i didn't miss it at all. I didn't go to the geedunk machine (snack machine) at work. Had no crackers or bread or cakes or cookues. Drank water all day. 1.5 cups of coffee with sweet n low and 6 little creamer. I'm proud of myself. B... Read more

  • Day 128 - A Tale of Resistance

    8/31/2015 8:49:22 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight: 146.6 lbs I had a meeting tonight at 7:00, so my plan was to go to Jazzercise, head home and eat a quick dinner, and then go to my meeting. But once I got to Jazzercise I realized I had a few errands to run that I could easily get done before my meeting. Problem: I hadn't packed... Read more

  • Be who you are

    8/31/2015 7:16:15 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all, " Rita Mae Brown "Don't go changing to try to please me. You never let me down before. I just want someone who I can talk too... Read more

  • Day 8 (8/31/2015)

    8/31/2015 6:29:17 PM, by JDOSTIE3

    Woohoo Monday! Monday always seems to be a high point for me regarding willpower. Workout this morning was tough. Then, I had half a cord of wood to stack when I got home. I got my exercise in today! Hope everybody has had a great day!... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/31/2015 5:44:22 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very hot and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day two.

    8/31/2015 4:39:48 PM, by SONGBYRD_RA

    I guess those 2 lbs I gained were water weight. I'm back down to where I was when I stopped a couple of months ago. It feels good to see the numbers go down. What are your thoughts on daily weighing? What do you do?... Read more

  • The little engine...

    8/31/2015 3:48:11 PM, by THEETSYBAY

    I'm still chugging along. Yesterday mom asked me if I'd lost any weight. I said IDK since I hate weighing myself lately. But decided I needed to keep track again. So I did...not sure how I compare to myself. 40 I mean, I should've weighed myself before I went for my initial consultati... Read more

  • Back

    8/31/2015 2:41:21 PM, by PASTORVIC

    After several months away from Spark I'm back-and 15 pounds heavier. I have had some foot issues and not able to walk much. I've come to realize I have to be more disciplined and stay with this program. I know it works.... Read more

  • August 31, 2015

    8/31/2015 12:40:35 PM, by FCGRAMA

    First full day back on Spark People and I am ready, willing and able to accomplish my goals. Yesterday, I went grocery shopping and bought things for myself and things for others in my household. We do not share food choices and it is my job to prepare meals. Hubby is only happy with meat, pota... Read more

  • Incentive

    8/31/2015 12:11:31 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    How can losing be a winner? Answer: Letting whiney adults set the rules. 40 From what I've seen walking the streets are too many non-productive millennials. A good kick in the rump by a drill sergeant just might be the right incentive for them to become a winner. 104... Read more


    8/31/2015 11:49:53 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    (BANANA TREE IN BACK OF MY BUILDING) Aside from ending on a slightly sour note--see my post on Saturday’s call from my vascular surgeon!--August was a good month. I started off with my getting rid of the cast for my knee, retiring the wheelchair and being dismissed from the orthopedic s... Read more

  • SPOILER...Friends

    8/31/2015 11:42:56 AM, by JLAMING263

    Everyone needs good and true friends. They will be a great strength and blessing to you. They will influence how you think and act, and even help determine the person you will become. For the Strength of Youth Advice for the youth, but good for us all!<... Read more

  • My Aching Back

    8/31/2015 9:42:06 AM, by BEBARB149

    So it had gotten to the point that if I did a long grocery shopping or stood at the kitchen counter to chop veggies, or bake bread, the small of my back started telling me tales of woe and I would have to sit down for a while to quiet it down. I checked with the doctor to make sure I didn't have a k... Read more

  • 205.1 hiking on the mountain -pigging on the wrong foods at night

    8/31/2015 8:00:36 AM, by JOE14250

    Some how I think I would take more responsibility and have better control, if I lived alone. There are two of us my wife and I both conscious of our food and exercise, but both buying and cooking and eating. We don't have her food and his food, but in some ways we do. We are sitting watchin... Read more

  • 25 mile bike ride

    8/31/2015 6:53:28 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We went a 25 mile tandem ride yesterday, lots of hills and I do love feeling so strong. The weather was perfect, 73 degrees and slightly misty. It was supposed to rain but here in the upstate of SC we are behind in our rain by 7 inches. Only 26 inches so far this year! My weight is staying off and ... Read more

  • Gaining Confidence!!

    8/31/2015 5:27:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I feel good…really good! I spoke up for something that I consider important. Often, the reaction is not positive. I have family members who have put me down and ridiculed me for my stand. They indeed spoke up, and began their regular rant. Then something wonderful happened. Some... Read more

  • Are we done yet?

    8/30/2015 10:02:52 PM, by KATHRYN1955

    Well, I am not exactly ready to do stand-up comedy in the local nightclub yet, but I am pressing forward with my attempts to find some humour in this "lifestyle adjustment" routine. I may not formally write about it each time as, quite frankly, I may feel like being more reflective and don't want t... Read more

  • Day 127 - Weigh Day!

    8/30/2015 9:17:55 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight: 146.6 lbs Back on the scale today, and I felt really good about it. A little higher than my last weigh-in of 143.8, but nowhere near the 5-10 pounds I was worried I'd gained. Definitely in range of the holding pattern I've been in for the last month or so. But holding pattern no... Read more

  • it's sunday

    8/30/2015 9:11:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful day here today. got to spend some time with my daughter one on one today. all of the birds say hi! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Senior Humor

    8/30/2015 7:47:10 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Sunday evening and felt like I needed humor in my life today. Helps me when I can't do what I want because of back or knee pain. This week back has been pretty good, but knee is no better. I will call and get appointment with my Dr. Hope everyone is doing great. ... Read more

  • Day 7 (8/30/2015)

    8/30/2015 7:19:16 PM, by JDOSTIE3

    Long day in the car; 5 hour trip home. I love to camp, but the unpacking, laundry, grocery shopping and other errands that need to be done when I come home...UGH. Just now getting a chance to get in Day 7 workout - so glad it's yoga today. All in all, I think the week has been good. ... Read more

  • Changing things up

    8/30/2015 4:30:26 PM, by CREATINGKRIS

    I went to the doctor on Tuesday, I received a pretty decent checkup. I was a little concerned about one test showing protein in my urine. My Dr thinks it was a false positive and we are redoing the test in a couple weeks. After discussing how much weight I've already lost and the fact that I d... Read more

  • Adjusting

    8/30/2015 1:25:05 PM, by JESSYCASJOURNEY

    So after my week long liquid diet I came out on top. I lost 6 inches all over and 11.2 pounds. I was excited! But when I transitioned back into foods I gained like 5 pounds of that back. Or so I thought, I realized I couldn't weigh myself every day like I was doing on the liquid diet. So I did ... Read more

  • Wise Words

    8/30/2015 1:13:19 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • starting again

    8/30/2015 12:28:50 PM, by LISA3TIME

    Well I am going to try this healthy lifestyle again. I will be doing baby steps. I will park farther away, use the stairs (which is a tough one), Get on my stationary bike everyday, even if its for 10 minutes and do crunches on the ball everyday. This does not sound like much, but for me it is. I h... Read more


    8/30/2015 12:19:37 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    At 7 PM on a Saturday night your vascular surgeon calls to tell you that results of your c scan shows your carotid artery is now 80-90% blocked. Since I can't handle MRIs he will arrange to have a CTA (I think?) but knowing me he said he wouldn't tell me not to worry as I wouldn't anyway... Read more

  • Morning silence a gift from God

    8/30/2015 9:58:26 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Aroused by light that softly permeates my mind, I sit up secretly to offer You my prayer. Words that tremble in the air, thoughts said in the mind in silence, reach the regions where You hear. As I breathe in, as I breathe out, I find the place where You are nea... Read more

  • SPOILER...Sabbath

    8/30/2015 8:09:23 AM, by JLAMING263

    Keeping the Sabbath day holy is much more than just physical rest. It involves spiritual renewal and worship. James E. Faust... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    8/30/2015 8:05:46 AM, by JLAMING263

    I Believe!!!... Read more

  • Flexible plans

    8/30/2015 6:21:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes life just doesn't turn out the way that we planned. In the past, I would get upset when my good plans would not materialize. Yesterday I did not get to go to the NH Spark People Get Together. I really WANTED to go, but I could not make it. I ended up having a busy day in Concord w... Read more

  • NH Sparker outing

    8/29/2015 7:57:37 PM, by NELLIEH1

    Sunapee is a beautiful New Hampshire Lake with lots of greenery all around. This is the Sunapee State Park Beach where we gathered for our annual Sparker's outing... Just took a quick snapshot during our meal...all veggies and fruits, yogurt and skinny dip (for the veggies, that is :) wit... Read more

  • Day 126 - Back on the Scale Tomorrow!

    8/29/2015 7:08:38 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight:??? Today was a fantastic start to the weekend. It feels so good to finally move my body again!! It has this magical way of brightening my entire outlook - there is definitely something to be said for endorphins 334 . This morning I biked to the farmer's market, grocery sto... Read more

  • forgive your enemies

    8/29/2015 6:46:10 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." John F. Kennedy Have a sparkly Saturday full of success and smiles . Look for Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living... Read more

  • Gym Courtesy

    8/29/2015 1:25:54 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Now that is good incentive to your part. 334 Have a good day. 244... Read more

  • 205.6 headed in the right direction at least.... slowly again!

    8/29/2015 11:08:15 AM, by JOE14250

    I walked with an old friend I have spoken about here a lot. I have changed my attitude in the hope of helping him change his. He is stuck in his third year of depression, not using his financial resources to help himself, and living like a pauper. I told him I have accepted the fact he is s... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    8/29/2015 9:54:20 AM, by JLAMING263

    "The Savior knows the difficulties of the way and can guide us through whatever sorrows and disappointments may come." —Carole M. Stephens... Read more

  • Sugar craving challenge day 3

    8/29/2015 9:39:21 AM, by LWADE1963

    Didn't do so good on the quiz. This week I am gonna read an article about sugar every morning. Also read some blogs I am gonn think about what I am eating instead of just putting it in my mouth Get rid of obvious sugar like candy bars And start walking again. Got to get rid of this sugar ... Read more

  • Confession Time

    8/29/2015 9:15:24 AM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well I haven't blogged in a while, I haven't followed my diet in a while either. I did so so well during spring and the beginning of the summer but then I caught myself thinking multiple times I just want to enjoy my summer. I didn't want to worry about this and that, and how many calories were in t... Read more

  • A Good Change

    8/29/2015 7:39:10 AM, by RUSSELL1960

    I decided to get up early and start my day at the gym. Good choice. For several weeks now, I've packed my bag the night before, ate breakfast, selected some good reading material for the half hour on the elliptical machine, and then taken off running! I've lost weight. This week I lost four poun... Read more

  • Meet the challenge head on!

    8/29/2015 6:11:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night someone challenged a statement that I made. After working very hard during the first week of school, I did not want to meet a challenge. I did not even want to think. I just wanted to mindlessly watch the Red Sox play baseball. I needed to veg out, but I also HAD TO take the time to s... Read more

  • Hi folks! And bye folks!

    8/29/2015 1:08:47 AM, by DAVIDPRESCOTT

    I have been on Spark for around 5 years now, on and off, returning and leaving, throwing in a few posts and then disappearing again. But. I have found another forum that I feel suits my needs better and after this many years and so many attempts on Spark I am afraid the wonderful Spark is ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    8/28/2015 10:20:34 PM, by JLAMING263

    "When was the last time I chose to be happy rather than demanding to be “right”?" —Linda K. Burton... Read more


    8/28/2015 8:13:36 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    This is going to be a review of two films, the first being the movie I saw on the screen called “We Are Your Friends” and the movie I was making in my head called “Wes & Zac, Where From Here?” “We Are Your Friends” is about a DJ, his 3 friends and electric dance music, learnin... Read more

  • Day 125 - Sorting Out My Emotions

    8/28/2015 7:28:57 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight: ??? I'm baaaaaack!!! It felt sooooo good to be Jazzercising this afternoon, and I feel like a brand new person, really truly. I know it sounds absurd and ridiculous that something so small can change my entire outlook, but it really does. Can one be addicted to exercise?? If it'... Read more

  • Friday!!!!

    8/28/2015 5:58:42 PM, by KANIKE10

    Well I made it to Friday. I probably wont blog everyday. Only when I feel the need to. I am keeping a food diary. I remember when i lost 53 pounds in 2008 I was doing that. I would highly recommend that!! Feeling good today! 104... Read more

  • Workouts need recovery time

    8/28/2015 2:20:52 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    A good 7-hours of restful sleep is needed after a hardy workout. 102 Nite, nite. 334... Read more

  • Fighting my way back to health

    8/28/2015 10:08:40 AM, by MUSICGIRLKELLY

    So, I've been dealing with afib since January. I am on the verge of a diagnosis as to what is causing my heart to beat irregularity . Right at the moment I'm being managed with 6 different meds. I live by the clock and alarms to take them on time. So hard to lose weight when your body is in distres... Read more

  • Happy Successful Aloha Friday

    8/28/2015 9:48:07 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "Think of yourself on the threshold of unparalleled success . A whole, clear glorious life lies before you. Achieve!!! Achieve!!! Andrew Carnegie I am dropping my daughter off at college later today, I will miss my overachiever. We have become besties over the summer. She took care of me ... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/28/2015 8:12:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! another month is winding down and a new one starts next week. i am looking forward to it. my daughter is ready to go back to school. she has done what she wanted to do over the summer. i am still figuring out at least one more trip either to the zoo or another place she wants to... Read more

  • I DONT like the new format!

    8/28/2015 7:25:14 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Am struggling to find my way around this new format...frustrating!... Read more

  • What to do?

    8/28/2015 6:08:50 AM, by AVANLON3

    I don't know what to say. I feel the need to say something I have not been successful at looking weight.My doctors are pushing me to have weight loss surgery.I'm extremely fearful of having this done. They point out how dangerous it is that remain this heavy. I know they are right. I'm keenly aware.... Read more

  • Clutter

    8/28/2015 5:34:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Clutter on my desk. So much stuff of little importance. It is time for me to find a place for clutter So that it does not clutter my mind, my heart and my emotions. My next challenge to myself: clean up the clutter, and keep it picked up!... Read more

  • Day 124 - Flawed Perceptions

    8/27/2015 8:35:57 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight: ??? I am not the same person I was at the end of April, when this journey began. I don't feel the same, I definitely don't look the same, and despite the last couple weeks of evidence to the contrary, I no longer live life the same. So why is it so hard for me sometimes to recog... Read more

  • Injuries

    8/27/2015 2:47:24 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    HOW TRUE Of coarse you could be sitting doing nothing and get knocked out your chair in an earthquake, car crashing into your living room, a small plane careening into your house, etc. 334 But still, if you do get injured exercising, its a better war story to reflect upon. 244 ... Read more

  • NHL/Ovarian

    8/27/2015 2:16:39 PM, by AL-SAKINAH

    I have been part of spark people off and on. This last time I stopped, I found out I had cancer. Not just 1, but 2 types of cancer. Hopefully, I am done with it.... Read more

  • New Week; Day Two

    8/27/2015 1:45:59 PM, by KANIKE10

    Working on self-discipline today. Been so long since I have felt like doing any house cleaning/organizing because of the CHF I have been diagnosed with two years ago. Hot weather (114 degrees today!) does not help. I have my son and daughter-in-law's dog while they are in Britain until September 13t... Read more

  • Having a passionate interest

    8/27/2015 11:07:32 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " A passionate interest in what you do is the secret of enjoying life--- whether it is helping old people or children , or making cheese or growing earthworms ." Julia Child We all have a passion for something . Many of us our passionate about many things. Just today setting up my ringtones fo... Read more

  • Missed It By "that much"!

    8/27/2015 9:39:05 AM, by MICKVETTE

    I am happy - though not as happy as I would have been. I missed my short term goal loss by one (1) pound! I planned on losing 6.5 pounds by 8/28. Well, today was my weigh-in day and total lost was only 5.5 pounds. Total loss since I started - 54 pounds!! Silly, right? I agree - I am headed i... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    8/27/2015 9:10:53 AM, by JLAMING263

    May we ever be courageous and prepared to stand for what we believe. Thomas S. Monson... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    8/27/2015 9:03:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and nice summer day here today. my daughter and i will be going to the local park in a while. it is something we both enjoy doing. i got to use one of my new exercise dvds the other day and i really like it. i will definitely use it again. i will try a different one later on today. all of th... Read more

  • New Challenge for the New Start Up Page

    8/27/2015 7:12:58 AM, by LCERTUCHE

    I’ve decided to do the “Tame your sweet tooth challenge” for the next 21 days. I do fine until my husband goes to the store and buys a bunch of Little Debbies. I can go for weeks without giving in and then I will break down and eat four snack cakes in a few minutes time. I think 21 days is not... Read more

  • 10 Long,Slow Breaths

    8/27/2015 5:31:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    10 long, slow breaths Several times a day I stop a short break and take 10 long, slow breaths. This routine helps me to transition from one activity to the next. It prepares me for the activity that I must face next. It helps me to close one door, and open the next. My mind is clearer, an... Read more