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  • Relentless day 88, MI40 Routine, Week 5 Day 2, Chest & Biceps/Arm

    3/29/2015 10:00:59 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Chest Workout; Morning Session. Barbell Bench Press; 5 Sets, 44 Reps, 2,908 Lbs Dumbbell 60 Degree Incline Bench Press; 5 Sets, 45 Reps, 035 Lbs per arm Flat Bench Dumbbell Flyes; 5 Sets, 66 Reps, 1,050 Lbs per Arm Cable Pec Flyes; 6 Sets, 119 Reps, 3,730 Lbs. Tot... Read more

  • Relentless day 88, MI40 Routine, Week 5 Day 2, Chest & Biceps/Arm

    3/29/2015 9:32:09 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Chest Routine: morning session. Barbell Bench Press; 5 Sets, 44 Reps, 2,908 Lbs Dumbbell Press 60 Degree Incline; 5 Reps, 45 Sets, 935 Lbs per arm Dumbbell Flyes Flat Bench; 5 Sets, 66 Reps, 1,050 Lbs per arm Cable Pec Flyes; 6 Sets, 119 Reps, 3,730 Lbs Total Ches... Read more

  • Relentless day 88, MI40 Routine, Week 5 Day 2, Chest & Biceps/Arm

    3/29/2015 9:30:25 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Chest Routine: morning session. Barbell Bench Press; 5 Sets, 44 Reps, 2,908 Lbs Dumbbell Press 60 Degree Incline; 5 Reps, 45 Sets, 935 Lbs per arm Dumbbell Flyes Flat Bench; 5 Sets, 66 Reps, 1,050 Lbs per arm Cable Pec Flyes; 6 Sets, 119 Reps, 3,730 Lbs Total Ches... Read more

  • Waiting for the final cut

    3/29/2015 7:23:57 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I have ten commandments, the first nine are" Thou shall not bore, " The tenth is " Thou shall right to final cut." Billy Wilder We often forget that we are the masters to our own lives, How many times have you sat on the couch yawning clicking station after station looking for something to e... Read more

  • The Sun Is Out...At Last!

    3/29/2015 3:57:40 PM, by SYLVIA15050

    At last...the sun is out! What a glorious day!! My husband and I just got back from an hours walk and I feel sooooo good. It's still a bit fresh and we had to bundle up, but it was so nice to walk outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. I've missed our walks together outdoors and I've missed the sun! So gl... Read more

  • The start of a new week...

    3/29/2015 3:11:17 PM, by CALART

    Well, I am looking at this new week as a fresh beginning. Be consistent at the Y and do some activity around the hose too. Crack down on my eating and what I drink too. Get to bed a lot earlier as well. My recovery time after my surgery has ended time to get get busy literally! Spent time yeste... Read more

  • Day 8: Just Blah...

    3/29/2015 12:36:18 PM, by PTRIPP78

    After having already been through 2 rounds of antibiotics and feeling better for about a week, I found myself in bed ALL DAY AND NIGHT yesterday. Yep, I caught it again. My head feels like it's going to snap off and fly away at any moment. At least I am out of bed today. I still feel rather awfu... Read more

  • Bruises From My Hard Fall Off The Train.

    3/29/2015 10:48:41 AM, by ABBEH23

    Check out my blog on www.toofunnychicks.com about my weight-loss journey. Check out my most current blog here, Bruises From My Hard Fall Off The Train: wp.me/p317Rq-IG -Abbe :)... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    3/29/2015 8:16:46 AM, by JLAMING263

    "God and Christ are literally a Father and a Son—separate, distinct, individual beings who are wholly unified in Their purpose." —Robert D. Hales... Read more

  • palms waving...

    3/29/2015 7:51:19 AM, by NELLIEH1

    The first day of Jesus' final week dawned in Bethany... His disciples brought the foal, the colt of the donkey from the next village... and made it ready for Jesus to ride... Crowds began to gather... Our King rode down the Mount of Olives and up into Jerusalem... HOSHANNA B... Read more

  • Sparking my Spring!

    3/29/2015 6:38:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, there is still snow on my favorite mountain, but that does not keep me from making my plans to hike to the summit. Snow might bring some difficulty, but difficulty is just opportunity in disguise. I am looking forward to more mountain hikes very soon. I can get my exercise on the road... Read more

  • IT'S ABOUT TIME !!

    3/28/2015 11:52:00 PM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR 2 DAYS TO PUT A BLOG IN AND THIS LIBRARY 17 WOULDN'T LET ME IN. WELL, I FINALLY GAVE MYSELF A REWARD, 198 . WENT TO THE SALON AND GOT A PARTIAL PERM. I WAS LOOKING LIKE THE WILD WOMAN OF BORNIO. 100 NOW I LOOK LIKE SHIRLEY TEMPLE. IVE HAD TO CHANGE MY DIET AGAIN. ALL THIS S... Read more

  • Grandmas Have Wisdom

    3/28/2015 9:02:32 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "If your looking for wisdom call your Grandmother, " Alice Hoffman My grandma was and is my best friend, I always went to her for wisdom understanding and a shot of self esteem, Now that she is gone I have to make my own way , in her honor of course, I still look to her for guidance in all tha... Read more

  • From J.. to J..

    3/28/2015 7:55:09 PM, by NELLIEH1

    Jericho, a ruin, (Joshua 5:13-6:27) was rebuilt (1 Kings 16:34), so it was in two parts... Jesus was leaving "new" Jericho and entering "old" Jericho,... when blind Bartimaeus, (one of two blind men), sitting by the roadside called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" The pe... Read more

  • Went on a mini binge, but thats ok !

    3/28/2015 7:31:14 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    So last night I broke, after a full week of 1500 calorie days I went on a food rampage. I'm not beating myself up because mid rampage I stopped myself, and walked away from the kitchen. I did not return to the kitchen, I did not take the mindset well today is blown so a fresh start tomorrow will be ... Read more

  • Have a great Saturday.

    3/28/2015 7:00:42 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Not feeling the best today. Eye pain for last 3 days. Went to emergency clinic today. Dr. said I have a corneal ulcer/scratch on my eye with infection. On eye antibiotic drops every 3 hrs. Tired of constant irritation, pain and severe sensitivity to ... Read more

  • Day 4!

    3/28/2015 6:35:13 PM, by HAPPIHIPPIE

    Been in such a good state of mind today and it feels so good. I love and don't want to ever feel any other way ever again! If only!!!! Baby girl is feeling a bit under the weather so her sleeping in this morning allowed me to relax. SCORE! Had a delicious omelette and tea for breakfast an... Read more

  • Frustrated

    3/28/2015 5:15:00 PM, by LADYBUG546

    I have worked very hard this week. On an abs and buns workout plus a fair bit of cardio. Lots of walks with the dog, and even some at the gym even when my quads were on fire because they were sore. With all this said the scale is frustrating me beyond belief. I am not sure what I am doing wrong.... Read more

  • Great Day to Talk to God!!!

    3/28/2015 3:59:25 PM, by KDEE1111

    Any day is a great day to talk to God, but today seemed like an extra special day!!! Today it is a chilly day (41 degrees) but I promised my daughter we would go to the park so she could practice on the monkey bars, so off to the park we went!!! Well, actually we went to two different parks and she ... Read more

  • Relentless day 87, MI40 Routine, Week 5, Unscheduled Rest

    3/28/2015 2:51:21 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Hi Sparkers. 213 My upper body (Back) compound exercises of yesterday had me pushing & pulling 19,220 Lbs. Todays routine calls for compound & isolation workouts of Chest & Arms. Since this group of muscles were involved in yesterdays heavy workout and I'm no longer in my 20'... Read more

  • WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD?

    3/28/2015 11:31:51 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    As a rule I don’t post negative blogs but reading today’s paper just blew my mind. Here are a few of the stories that made the news: “Stepmom charged with murder of toddler” His body was covered with bruises, his pancreas ruptured into thirds, his body stuffed into a garbage bag an... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    3/28/2015 10:41:46 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Rich or poor, we are to “do what we can” when others are in need." —Jeffrey R. Holland... Read more

  • Day 34 - Ten Pound mini-goal met

    3/28/2015 9:04:35 AM, by JESSWAHOO

    Woo hoo! I'm officially down 10 lbs as of my "official" weigh in this morning. I'm excited that last week's gain did seem to mostly be bloat. I also passed my initial military weigh in yesterday, so that was another success. It wasn't the official one for this spring - that is the beginning of M... Read more

  • A satisfying Saturday!

    3/28/2015 5:48:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is a beautiful day! I took the time to clean my house during the week, so today I can get out! While I won't get to climb a mountain, I will travel into Concord, NH to get the taxes done, and do some shopping. I will also get a good walk in on the streets of the city. Maybe I won'... Read more

  • Happy Saturday!

    3/28/2015 5:10:00 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Well, staying between 201 and 204 consistently. I believe the true number is 201, because of the sodium I eat from time to time. I think what is happening here is that I am maintaining my weight. That, of course, is not the object here. However, at least I am not gaining. Since February of 2013... Read more

  • A Special Lenten Service

    3/28/2015 3:51:52 AM, by GRANJERRY1

    I am slowly trying to get back to active Sparking with all the love and encouragement of my Spark Friends and family. This is my 2nd blog since I started Sparking. I did try to go over to the various team chats, but at the end of the day I realised my wrists were swollen and I was in a lot of ... Read more

  • Crazy Weahter!

    3/27/2015 11:40:41 PM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    We have gone from having some pretty nice weather the last couple weeks to "Man! It's cold outside!"! LOL There is nothing like the weather in ILL.! Snow flurries this morning to bright sunshine and 45* to 30* right now. I hope our hard freeze will end with tonight and we can start thinking about pl... Read more

  • Day 6: Walking America

    3/27/2015 10:36:45 PM, by PTRIPP78

    My youngest daughter and I sat down this evening and created a competition. We are going to walk the United States. Here's what we did... First we found a printable map of the U.S. Then we created a table with 3 columns. The first column is the starting city and state. The second is the destina... Read more

  • Relentless day 86, Week 5 day 1, Back & Hams

    3/27/2015 7:45:12 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Back Workout: Lat Pull-down; 6 Sets, 72 Reps, 3,120 Lbs Reverse Grip Seated Cable Rows; 4 Sets, 48 Reps, 7,680 Lbs Bent Over Cable Row; 5 Sets, 60 Reps, 5,700 Lbs Dumbbell Rows; 4 Sets, 48 Reps, 960 Lbs per arm Hyper Cable Extensions (Lower Back); 3 Sets, 28 ... Read more

  • It's not always about YOU!!!!"

    3/27/2015 7:40:19 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Play not the Peacock, looking every where about you, to See if you be well Decked, if your Shoes fit well, if your Stockings sit neatly, and Cloths handsomely." George Washington See that even the first President thinks we shouldn't be all Look at me I am Sandra Dee 204 We sho... Read more

  • Journal day 3.27.15

    3/27/2015 6:25:38 PM, by IRONBESS

    I had planned to journal more often but haven't had time. Crazy busy last couple weeks with doctor's appointments for moi and mom plus helping her and Dad file income tax for the first time in years and apply for a property tax reduction. Though it befuddles my mind at times, It's good for me to l... Read more

  • "3 HEARTS (3 COEURS)--A FILM REVIEW

    3/27/2015 6:11:44 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    There are many things wrong with the French film “3 Coeurs”--”3 Hearts”--but it will be memorable to me for two reasons: the first being a horrendous completely wrong ending and a soundtrack that kept me looking for “Jaws” to pop up on the screen! The story is about a man who ... Read more

  • Day 3

    3/27/2015 12:40:38 PM, by HAPPIHIPPIE

    Feeling much better today. I just need to find a way to get some consistent alone time in my life. That is essential for me to survive. I know it's on its way though. Been focusing on the things I want since last night and I feel much much lighter. This feeling is where I like to operate from. I fee... Read more

  • first "spring" walk

    3/27/2015 12:07:10 PM, by NELLIEH1

    Awoke to snow again... 334 ... But it did not last too long. Actually I am grateful for the slow melt... We may miss the spring floods... When our youngsters were growing up, we bought our milk at one local farm... At some point the government set new regulations and so they did ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    3/27/2015 11:56:24 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Absolute truth exists in a world that increasingly disdains and dismisses absolutes." —David A. Bednar... Read more

  • March 27, 2015

    3/27/2015 11:33:07 AM, by LANDRYD1

    Day 1. Joined SparkPeople. Need to lose half of my current weight. I intend to break it down into small achievable goals by losing 1-2 pounds per week. Current problems: knee pain with swelling, SOB from being out of shape, sedentary lifestyle, live alone with no workout buddy, high BP. Current posi... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/27/2015 8:43:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! I really enjoyed my day off yesterday. i will make having that day off a priority from now on. it is so worth it. other than working tomorrow afternoon, i do not have any specific plans for the weekend. i know that my daughter will be soooooo happy to see all the prese... Read more

  • No longer the same!

    3/27/2015 5:23:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today take a moment and realize just how far you have come! Honor yourself today, and take another step forward to a new you! Don't you dare slip back to the old ways! The best is yet to come!... Read more

  • Trying to be more positive.

    3/26/2015 10:22:22 PM, by KRIS_TEA

    So, I had an appointment with my surgeon, the surgeons dietician, the benefits coordinator, and my own physician. My surgeon is apparently one of the best bariatric surgeons in Texas. He is super nice and I am very happy with him. The dietician & benefits coordinator are amazing. I could easily be c... Read more

  • Early night!!!

    3/26/2015 9:29:07 PM, by KDEE1111

    I am super tired today so I am going to bed early!!! Had another great walk today!!! Hope you all have a great evening!!! Tomorrow is Friday, yay!!! Today's data: Distance 2.06 miles Duration 38:24 minutes Pace 18:40 min/mi Speed ... Read more

  • My motivation to keep going.

    3/26/2015 7:32:19 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

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  • Play smart

    3/26/2015 7:26:44 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Herzog's Rules Be on time Bust your Butt Play smart Have some laughs while your at it . Whitey Herzog Good words to live by and remember to be on the lookout for Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living ... Read more

  • Day 2: Spent

    3/26/2015 5:22:52 PM, by HAPPIHIPPIE

    So far today I've done nothing except try to be alone. That's not easy when u have a 3 year old screaming for u every other minute. What makes it worse is she never sleeps. She'll clearly be tired but instead of taking a nap she chooses to keep herself up via various ways. I'm so spent. I'm so over ... Read more

  • Flexitarian

    3/26/2015 3:51:55 PM, by CREATINGKRIS

    I'm a southern girl and I LOVE my meat and potatoes, I truly do....but I have decided that they aren't the best choices for me. I have come to the conclusion I need to incorporate more vegetables in my diet. And to make it fun and a challenge I have mashed together two types of diets, DASH and Flexi... Read more

  • There will always be stress !

    3/26/2015 3:41:36 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    If there is one thing that i've learned lately, even when my life is going as planned there is always going to be stress. Being a parent, and a girlfriend means I will always be dealing with something. For many years I blamed stress as a factor for my eating, get stressed eat a donut or five, get s... Read more

  • Sore sore sore

    3/26/2015 3:32:11 PM, by LADYBUG546

    I am sore in a good way and cant wait to get home to quickly do my buns workout before bed. Today is a very long day but I will survive. ... Read more

  • Looking Forward To Today’s Exercise

    3/26/2015 2:24:06 PM, by SYLVIA15050

    I never thought in a million years I would actually say this...I am looking forward to today’s exercise. I really am! I’m sitting at my desk at work (on break!) anxiously awaiting my time to go home. I sure hope I feel as enthusiastic in a few hours as I do now! After my workout session las... Read more

  • A Week...

    3/26/2015 2:15:51 PM, by CATLADYX8

    Well, it's been a week since I blogged about starting again. It has been a difficult week to say the least, but that's not anything new! It's always going to be difficult. I am not going to kid myself about that. There will always be temptations, emotional issues and just plain bad choices for n... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/26/2015 1:38:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a much needed day off for me. i have been putting in a bit of extra time at work this week to make up for the hours i did not have to work last week. so i have less free time to pursue what i enjoy and to get some errands done. i will be working on my online courses tomorrow, as it will be the only ... Read more

  • slip up...

    3/26/2015 1:09:35 PM, by NELLIEH1

    AM and dark! I carried my travel mug with tea... in my left hand with the tax envelope... ...all addressed... and stamped... ooops, I mean... I pressed my car keys button with my right thumb to open the vehicle door... hopped in and dealt with the frosted windshie... Read more

  • Relentless day 85, MI40 Routine, Week 4 Day 7, Rest Day

    3/26/2015 12:54:38 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    This ends the 4th week of MI40 Routine. How quick little things add up when you relentlessly take small steps. Ben Pakulski's routine gives you 40 different exercises over six weeks; his method balances out the workouts so that your recovery between sessions is optimal for muscle growth. His p... Read more

  • "GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE ASALEM

    3/26/2015 11:17:39 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watc
    h?v=3jWp4i9SqqU In the Orthodox Jewish religion a woman can’t get a divorce without the husband’s permission and is given a gett in her hand from him that basically says “You are hereby permitted to all men.” This in effect says she is no ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    3/26/2015 10:41:09 AM, by JLAMING263

    General Conference Watch the inspiring messages of general conference. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference?lang=eng... Read more

  • Bullying .... where to turn when the system fails

    3/26/2015 8:39:56 AM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Yesterday I was faced with every parents worst fear, my child was missing. I was notified by her grandmother that she left her house with a knife not in a very good frame of mind. Mental health is a real issue with kids nowadays, they get bullied and ridiculed over the simplest things. My oldest has... Read more

  • Sewing for Easter

    3/26/2015 5:31:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every season brings a new reason for me to sew. I found an easy way to make a nice little play dress from a tee shirt. Here's Lina's new dress! I have to hunt for the photo, but should post it soon.... Read more

  • crashed !

    3/26/2015 4:35:57 AM, by CURRAHEE68

    Met a newcomer Tue evening meeting. Promised I would meet him Wed at the NA meeting. Luckiloy he is Pinoy as the meeting was conducted in Visayan. Was a good meeting for me anyway. When I got home my foot was very bloody where I scraped some of my thinning skin right off. Did the epsom salt thing. ... Read more

  • Changing Tactics

    3/26/2015 12:53:26 AM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    I have decided to change my exercise routine. Right now I am just doing the treadmill and weighted leg lifts to try and get my replaced knee stronger. I don't think it is enough for what I need. We have a Wellness Center in the town where our hospital is, I've decided to join. They are small but at ... Read more

  • Tablet!

    3/25/2015 11:50:31 PM, by CAROLEDDE

    Today I bought a new Tablet! Thought it would be good to have something on the go. I think it will make my time of decision at a restaurant a little easier. It takes getting use to though. Good night to all my friends. 190... Read more

  • bday round-up

    3/25/2015 10:00:55 PM, by HAPPIHIPPIE

    The day had some highs and lows and I'm fine with that. Tomorrow will be better. I'm thankful for the gifts, calls and texts msgs I received from my loved ones. I didn't exercise nor follow my meal plan today-- (GREAT START, RIGHT?) but realistically I prob won't get to the grocery store til t... Read more

  • Day 4: Wednesday~

    3/25/2015 9:49:21 PM, by PTRIPP78

    Today did not prove to be very successful at hitting any goals in exercise. I did very little. A whopping 10 minutes this morning. However, I did track my food today for the 2nd day in a row. I think I'm on the right track. I am trying to be accountable. I guess maybe I did kind of hit a goal th... Read more

  • Relentless day 84, MI40 Routine, Week 4 Day 6, Chest & Biceps

    3/25/2015 9:27:27 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    This was a heavy workout day. My weights have increased to the point that morning and afternoon sessions were conducted. Chest workout: Morning Session. Started 11:25 AM & Finished 12:46 PM. Bench Press; 7 Sets, 79 Reps, 4,013 Lbs Dumbbell Incline Press; 5 Sets, 26 Reps, 820... Read more

  • The Black Hole

    3/25/2015 8:51:25 PM, by IMAVISION

    20 40 24 20 40 24 20 40 24 20 I found this both sad 46 & funny 246! Hope viewing it tickles your funny bone! It sure did mine! 100 20 40 24 20 40 24 20 40 24 20 biggeekdad.com/2015/03/the-bla
    ck-hole/ 20 40 24 20 40 24 20 40 24 20... Read more

  • Another stressful day but another good walk to calm me down!!!

    3/25/2015 8:23:01 PM, by KDEE1111

    Today was crazy busy at work today and the time seemed to drag on and on forever!!! I was soooo glad when 5:30 came!!! The girls and I had another great walk after work!!! We didn't get in as much as I wanted to because we started later and it was a little chilly but it was another good walk with my... Read more

  • Be careful when choosing evil

    3/25/2015 7:05:41 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil." Jerry Garcia Life is full of choices we need to be careful with them , Choosing a low fat donut over a regular donut is a crazy choice, So is low calorie soda. Always pick your healthiest choice and you cant go wrong, If you mus... Read more

  • Wonders of weight lose? I think not.

    3/25/2015 4:23:41 PM, by MCASKEY6

    I admit, I'm a sucker for the "Before and After" pictures. I am motivated by the "Success Stories" But then I run across these stories. https://www.yahoo.com/health
    /woman-physically-sick-aft
    er-her-anorexia-photo-1145
    96207402.html' https://www.yahoo.com/health/w
    om... Read more

  • Quads are hurting in a good way

    3/25/2015 4:10:07 PM, by LADYBUG546

    My quads are sore today but in a good way. Yesterdays buns workout really was a good workout at the time it seemed easy. I got my ab workout in today and a short cardio as my quads were tender so I didn't want to push it too much as tomorrow is buns day again. I had a workout helper today ag... Read more

  • 3-25-15

    3/25/2015 12:19:31 PM, by PTREINER

    Have realized I need to make a more realistic, more sustainable diet plan for myself. I don't mind all the oatmeal for breakfast and beans for other meals, but I need to build in some things like treats and a glass of wine every day. Key will be to have no more than 1 glass or 1 treat, whatever it i... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    3/25/2015 11:58:08 AM, by JLAMING263

    "The gospel of Jesus Christ opens the path to what we may become." —D. Todd Christofferson... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/25/2015 11:43:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,mild spring day here today. my daughter has grown some more. now she is a bit taller and she now takes a different size in shoes. she is counting down the days until her birthday. my sister and her husband are coming down for a visit on sunday afternoon and they definitely have something... Read more

  • SHOULD KIDS WORK OR JUST ENJOY THEIR SHORT TIME AS A KID?

    3/25/2015 11:21:44 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    There was recently a discussion on facebook about teenagers working part-time before or after school as a way for kids to learn how to deal with the ‘real world’, how to handle money and responsibilities but mainly to stay out of trouble. I don’t know if a job would do all those things p... Read more

  • #1

    3/25/2015 9:53:30 AM, by HAPPIHIPPIE

    Well, here I am. 35! It crept up on me. One minute you're 28, the next you're 35! But you know what? I feel good about this year hence the birth of this blog. I could stand to lose a few pounds and why not begin on my birthday? I'm over focusing on problems and issues and other people's problems and... Read more

  • Whose heart are you holding?

    3/25/2015 5:24:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last week, my son Matty, a third year medical student, called to tell me about an amazing experience he had. While on his surgery rotation, he was part of a team of doctors who did an esophageal surgery on a man. This man had cancer of the esophagus, and the team needed to take part of the intesti... Read more

  • ...es...done!

    3/25/2015 4:55:57 AM, by NELLIEH1

    Remarkable...in just one day...How did that happen this year? I'm talking about the no broken pencils... no late night struggle... I almost just want to whisper the news... yes...taxes are done...for now 30... Read more

  • Wondering how other SparkPeople handle this problem ...

    3/25/2015 4:04:21 AM, by MICH1954

    I guess I shouldn't actually call it a problem, more like a situation or condition ... I have two apps on my smart phone. 1. Pacer or Pedometer. This app counts total steps taken a day 12:00PM - 12:00PM and then uses that count to calculate total distance traveled that day and calories bu... Read more

  • Goodies!

    3/24/2015 9:28:44 PM, by CAROLEDDE

    Today I received my first "Goodie". 100 It's fun and motivational to get a Goodie. Thanks Barceloname! Today has been a good day. Learning more about nutritional values and the things I eat. Need to change a few things in my regular diet plan. It's all exciting to be learning so much. ... Read more

  • Another great walk that was desperately needed due to stress!!!!!

    3/24/2015 8:13:16 PM, by KDEE1111

    Today has been a very stressful day both at work and at home!!! I think my husband is PMSing and my work today could have been a lot better!!! I literally just told my husband he needed to find a chill pill and take it fast because he was seriously getting on my nerves and I have only seen him for a... Read more

  • SPOILER...Agency

    3/24/2015 8:06:03 PM, by JLAMING263

    "We cannot force God’s children to choose the way to happiness. God cannot do that because of the agency He has given us." —Henry B. Eyring... Read more

  • Relentless day 83, MI40 Routine, Week 4, Delts & Triceps

    3/24/2015 8:03:53 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Deltoid Workout: Landmine Shoulder Press; 5 Sets, 48 Reps, 2,075 Lbs per Arm Bent Over Lateral Raises; 4 Sets, 44 Reps, 700 Lbs per Arm Dumbbell Front Raises; 5 Sets, 45 Reps, 284 Lbs per Arm Cable Side Laterals; 2 Sets, 24 Reps, 360 Lbs per Arm Total Deltoid Work... Read more

  • Good Day

    3/24/2015 8:02:25 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Had a good day. Got outside, planted tomatoes, picked up some limbs that had fallen. Went to store and got critter food and did laundry. Sun has been out all day. Got my fitness in and stayed with in nutrition range. Hope you had a good day too.... Read more

  • Another successful day

    3/24/2015 7:18:53 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well my day is beginning to wind down, soon it will be bath and bedtime rituals for my little monsters, followed by a little peaceful quiet time than bed time for myself. Overall I would say my day was a success. I am on the low end of my calorie goals, I am currently on my fourth four cup bottle of... Read more

  • One of a Kind

    3/24/2015 4:41:19 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.' Margaret Mead. We all must follow our own path , We all must do what is right for us, We all have a million ways to do the same thing, That is what makes life so beautiful and frustrating . lol . Each on... Read more

  • SIBO for FIBRO treatment (FODMAPs +)

    3/24/2015 4:25:59 PM, by DOTSLADY

    I have been seeing a paleo doctor (occasionally). It's a "boutique" service where I "get" to pay an extra $2k a year for personal attention. You know, like you idealistically believe you'll get from an allopathic doctor? Not to complain. I have credit cards for this. :P He is wonderful, btw. It's... Read more

  • t...a...x...oh,oh...

    3/24/2015 1:44:26 PM, by NELLIEH1

    524 Just three weeks from tomorrow... Guess I ought to get started today... Let's see...get ready... no...I begin with a pencil... and an eraser... last year's forms... and the inevitable TAX INFORMATION ENCLOSED documents... 24 39 40 bye... 253... Read more

  • Abs and Buns started yesterday

    3/24/2015 12:35:35 PM, by LADYBUG546

    I started this abs and buns challenge on facebook that a past teacher is running. It is just for fun but my abs hurt today 46 319. I did my buns workout today and one of the exercises put my hip in yes it was bliss lol. I am happy with my successes. Here is a picture from today. With my stopw... Read more

  • Day 3: Doctor, Doctor, give me the news.....

    3/24/2015 12:22:32 PM, by PTRIPP78

    I spent my day yesterday starving after having to fast for blood work. I had a 6:45pm appt and didn't even get into a room until 8pm. INSANE! I was waaaay over due for a physical. Mostly because I knew how it was going to go. A little background: Once upon a time in Michigan there wa... Read more

  • The Last of Choice Words

    3/24/2015 5:20:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    Asking questions like: “I like the way that you asked that question. It shows that you have put a lot of thought into it. I learned something from the question.” In the democracy of education, we learn from one another. All members are valued and supported. The sharing of ideas is part of... Read more

  • Who knew honey could do that!!!

    3/23/2015 9:42:41 PM, by KDEE1111

    I just recently learned that 1 Tbsp. of local honey each day can really help with seasonal/spring time allergies AND it tastes really good in coffee as a substitute to sugar and/or sweetener!!! I'm really happy I found out about these two things about honey!!! And I really hope the allergy part... Read more

  • age is...

    3/23/2015 8:36:52 PM, by NELLIEH1

    Am being lazy today, letting someone else's quote do...... Read more

  • Ending the countdown beginning my life :)

    3/23/2015 7:50:18 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well for the past little while my blogs always began with a number and it was counting down the days to my dream cruise. I changed the cruise today, we pushed it back to next march so my son will not be taken out of school for a week and miss all that time. As I was recounting days figuring out how ... Read more

  • Relentless day 81, MI40 Routine, Week 4, Unscheduled Rest

    3/23/2015 6:05:54 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Yesterday was an intense back workout; Well today was scheduled a Delt/Tricep workout. Since yesterdays secondary Muscle Groups consisted of Deltoids/Triceps; it makes no sense to jump into a high intensity workout without adequate rest. Its a great way to re-injure an old shoulder mishap. ... Read more

  • Snow Flakes

    3/23/2015 4:40:49 PM, by CAROLEDDE

    Well just a few scattered snow flakes here in Indy, but a nice warm house to exercise in! - and a great Spark site to keep us motivated to reach our goals.... Read more

  • ZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    3/23/2015 4:39:39 PM, by IOLANTHE51

    looking at my triggers today...and anxiety, tiredness and boredom top the list...trying to keep myself organised and busy ..Ive been making regular lists of things I need to do and want to do..truthfully there isnt a lot on the want list.Not sure why. Im not depressed but have no real enthusiasm for... Read more

  • SPOILER...Obedience to The Ten Commandments

    3/23/2015 4:25:21 PM, by JLAMING263

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=nNzTTdD33Vg&list=PL4E784
    EC0770935C0&index=1 ... Read more

  • Day 22.

    3/23/2015 3:44:29 PM, by KELLYB1210

    Hello everyone! It has been almost 2 weeks since my last blog entry (again...) so I just wanted to check in and say hi! The past 13 day's haven't been too exciting. Sadly I am still really struggling with trying to find motivation/will power to stay away from all of the bad foods that I love or... Read more

  • it's monday

    3/23/2015 12:56:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm catching up on some computer work now before i head to my job in a few hours. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and also say hi. i feel a bit better today, so i will go to work. i will see how i feel while i am there and go from there. have a wonderful day,every... Read more

  • 3-23-15

    3/23/2015 12:09:00 PM, by PTREINER

    Talked things out with J on Friday, both of us explained our frustrations and we got thru it. Hope it never happens again. Had a nice weekend, made some delicious food for lunch for our guest on Sat, took the dogs for a long walk, and then watched a lot of tv. Spent half a day with R yesterday,... Read more

  • Day 2: I'm so excited.....and I just can't hide it.....

    3/23/2015 12:08:51 PM, by PTRIPP78

    Cheesy title? Maybe......or maybe not. I mean, who doesn't need a little 80's in their workout to really get that blood flowing! Either way, I really am SOOOOO EXCITED! I made a very big purchase on Saturday. I went out and bought myself a treadmill. We spent half the day yesterday putting ... Read more

  • Gained 0.2 lbs

    3/23/2015 11:10:20 AM, by SYLVIA15050

    Monday morning weekly weigh in...gained 0.2 lbs. Why am I feeling crappy about this?! Perhaps if I didn’t have a ‘digital’ scale the 0.2 wouldn’t even have showed up and I would have remained the same this week. At least it wouldn’t have been a gain. Would I have been upset with myself if ... Read more

  • DELETING MY PAST

    3/23/2015 11:01:37 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    After 14-15 years of blogging, on over 12 sites, I every once in awhile think of deleting blogs and I have, occasionally, done just that. I have also ’lost’ blogs from sites that have gone under. Currently I have close to 20, 000 DIFFERENT blogs on about 6 sites and once again I was thin... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    3/23/2015 10:54:29 AM, by JLAMING263

    "The Lord’s way to help those in temporal need requires people who out of love have consecrated themselves and what they have to God and to His work." —Henry B. Eyring... Read more