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  • Day 1

    12/18/2014 6:44:25 PM, by SWEETJAINE

    A couple of hours ago, I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor to get the results of the bloodwork they did last week. Not only was I shocked that I was 2 lbs. heavier than last week when I weighed in ( I SERIOUSLY don’t feel as heavy as the scale says I am!!), but I got the “bad” news that my... Read more

  • too many veggies?

    12/18/2014 6:38:55 PM, by DAWNASCHEDA

    I'm trying to keep our holidays healthy. I have been trying out different recipes to have when our family arrives next week. I have prepared 5 vegetable dishes and two different low cal, no sugar vegan desserts and of course sampled them all. Is that a bad thing? I feel so full, but it cou... Read more

  • Failing with Pride

    12/18/2014 4:27:05 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Learn to fail with pride---and do so fast and cleanly. Maximize trial and error --- by mastering the error part. " Nassim Nichols Taleb When I first started my job 35 years ago I used to cry when I made an error and it would bother me for weeks . It took me a lot of errors to get to where I ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/18/2014 2:59:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm spending some time with my daughter today. tomorrow, i have to do some grocery and xmas shopping for my daughter. today was pajama day at school for my daughter. she likes when her school has that. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. so far, i have not yet heard anything back from that c... Read more

  • Time to get honest.

    12/18/2014 12:05:09 PM, by PREPAREMYTEMPLE

    I hate the fact that I am always making excuses for not doing what I should. I have tried to set attainable goals but then when I don't follow the steps I just give up. I have decided to try something different. I am no longer going to worry about every bite I put in my mouth. I am going to eat what... Read more

  • 12-18-14

    12/18/2014 11:42:25 AM, by PTREINER

    Did 50 minutes on the treadmill yesterday at noon, fast walk plus easy walk with weights for upper body. Was exhausted and thought I was coming down with a cold and nearly bagged the exercise, but felt a little better after and glad I did it. No sign of an impending cold today. Enjoyed dinner o... Read more

  • SPOILER...Christmas

    12/18/2014 10:42:26 AM, by JLAMING263

    "This Christmas, as the spirit of the season permeates our hearts, let us do something that expresses our feelings in an outward way, showing that we understand that the babe born in Bethlehem is the real Redeemer." —Gary E. Stevenson,... Read more

  • SPOILER...Adversity & Forgiveness

    12/18/2014 10:36:08 AM, by JLAMING263

    Hebrews 4:15-16 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Different kinds of adversity require different responses. For example, people who are stricken with illness may simply need to be patient and faithfu... Read more

  • Legumes vs Sprouts debate again today

    12/18/2014 9:56:26 AM, by LADYBUG546

    So I am meaning mung sprouts not brussel sprouts nor bean sprouts. These are different and only have a small sprout tail ...ie a chickpea with a little sprout tail...just as it cracks. I love brussel sprouts and beans sprouts too along with lentils and so forth.... I am PACKED did you h... Read more

  • 34 Pounds and Counting!

    12/18/2014 7:10:58 AM, by APHRODIDTE

    I am no longer wearing 3x. I fit into 1x, and today l even tried on X large. That's a huge joy because once l got on the steroids and gave up on my health, just simply gave up period. August 1st l changed my lifestyle. I decided to forgive myself, l decided to change. I decided all the things ... Read more

  • Unsupervised goodies in the Teachers Room

    12/18/2014 5:31:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    Of all my downfalls, this is the worst. The delicious chocolates, lemon scones and peanut butter fudge got to me yesterday. Today I will stay away from the teachers room and the treats as much as possible. Thank God there are only 2 more days of school! Why can't parents send cheese an... Read more

  • WINTER IS 3 DAY'S AWAY !!

    12/18/2014 12:28:52 AM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    AND WE ALL THOUGHT IT WAS HERE, . DO WE HAVE OUR WINTER GEAR READY SO WE CAN THROUGH . WELL, PUT THAT ON YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST, INCLUDING THERMAL UNDERWEAR. GOING TO GO FOOD SHOPPING FOR THE RESIDENT'S CHRISTMAS DINNER SO THAT MEAN'S MOR E STEP'S POST LATER.... Read more

  • Changing my perspective

    12/17/2014 8:28:55 PM, by NEWJESS720

    My Story: I work hard and play hard. Everything I do is motivated by the success it will bring. As a result, I've managed to work myself into an unhealthy state. Working full time to the best of my ability while trying to maintain a 4.0 GPA as a full time college student has yielded much succes... Read more

  • Food Bully

    12/17/2014 5:12:53 PM, by MCASKEY6

    When I first started working for my office, I was stunned by how much food circulates in this place. They would bring in cake and ice cream AND go out to lunch on everyone’s birthday; FYI we have 10 birthdays in December alone, so that was 10 lunches out and 10 cakes and ice cream. So I put... Read more

  • One of those Days

    12/17/2014 4:08:11 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Having one of those days, just not motivated, fed-up and feeling like what the heck. Read motivational quotes, watched motivational vidoes to no avail. What to do. Not going to start eating. That leads to feeling worse afterward. Don't feel like taking a walk. Have to do something!! So I went look... Read more

  • Getting Well and Going Back to Work

    12/17/2014 3:52:07 PM, by LAVANDE58

    I had a terrible virus for over a week, and I've been trying to get well from it. It has been a difficult virus to shake! I came out of it with a fair amount of discouragement, which I am also trying to shake. Plus I am just tired. I am working on some of my Sparkpeople goals, but have n... Read more

  • Is anyone else benefiting from my changes

    12/17/2014 3:23:53 PM, by HARRYSMOM

    My partner wants to help me get healthier but doesn't know how.I try to tell him what can help me but he just doesn't get it. However if I give him a menu I created he gets that. He is the cook and if he knows exactly what I want and need he can be very helpful. That helps him I think.... Read more

  • Eating Healthy IS Delicious

    12/17/2014 12:36:54 PM, by MARTHA324

    Years ago I thought that eating "heatlhy" meant eating bland tasteless food and starving all the time. Not so! Just finished a delicious vegetarian lunch that I cooked up in about 15 minutes with red onion, red papper, frozen French style green beans, Chana Masala (1/2 package of got at Costco... Read more

  • Weight Loss fact

    12/17/2014 12:29:36 PM, by PREPAREMYTEMPLE

    Today I was reading some of the articles on Yahoo and came across an article titled (Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body LiveScience.com By Bahar Gholipour 17 hours ago) I was really surprised by this article. I had never given much thought to where fat goes. This article explained that bu... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/17/2014 11:55:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a job interview yesterday afternoon. i think it went rather well. i will know by the end of the week whether or not i got the job. my daughter has movie day at school today and she doesn't have to dress up,either and she can bring a pillow,too. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hel... Read more

  • Peace On Earth

    12/17/2014 10:56:53 AM, by -SHOREIDO-

    Please take the time today and reflect on the senseless murders of 129+ children overseas. God help us all for we're living among barbarians, Amen and Peace ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Christmas

    12/17/2014 10:21:44 AM, by JLAMING263

    He Is The Gift The first gift of Christmas was a simple gift given by a father to all his children, to us. He gave us his son, the Christ. He is the gift. This Christmas season, how will you share the gift? http://www.christmas.mormon.or
    g (2:43)... Read more

  • Life throws curves

    12/17/2014 9:56:32 AM, by MOODYKEYS

    Well, stress is number one for the reason I am not losing for the last month. the 3 before that couldn't tell ya why I didn't lose any weight. still at 200 and wont move. right now I am dealing with the word cancer popping up everywhere, daughter, a best friend and even found some skin cancer on me.... Read more

  • 12-17-14

    12/17/2014 9:44:41 AM, by PTREINER

    Very hungry after work last night, made dinner and did not exercise. Got a lot of sleep. Feeling good and ready to face the day, think it will be an extremely active one work-wise. Xmas is next week, I've done no shopping. Will have to get on the internet and do some online shopping today. Also... Read more

  • Question

    12/17/2014 9:20:37 AM, by LADYBUG546

    Are sprouts a vegetable or a legume? Wait what is the difference? I am confused by this as a legume is on my DASH DIET and is different than a vegetable. Can someone explain? I had sprout subji for supper last night and it was great minus the fact it was 10pm when I ate and I was snoozing in... Read more

  • Close your eyes

    12/17/2014 9:01:35 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " You're the only one who's closing your eyes at night. There's no one else who can do it for you.' James Caan It always comes down to you . What kind of life you are leading , Where do you want the journey to take you? Whether you are peaceful and succeeding. Many of us have a har... Read more

  • day two...light!

    12/17/2014 7:57:33 AM, by NELLIEH1

    Day two of Hanukkah begins as the candles are lit this evening... What a gift light is! GOD's first recorded words are: "Let there by light." And there was light...... Read more

  • Balance

    12/17/2014 5:22:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    My students are learning about balance in geometry with glow sticks. I need to learn how to live a life of balance in what I eat and getting in my exercise. Too much of a good thing can be as bad as too little. ... Read more

  • On the down... But on the up!

    12/17/2014 3:14:50 AM, by SVBJONES062010

    Well, it is after midnight so technically I should say "yesterday" was a long day for me (it is still my Tuesday, since I haven't gone to bed yet). My husband went to his first day of job training and after four hours of training, the entire class was released because the company put a hiring freez... Read more

  • Doing The Work & Pleased With My Progress!

    12/16/2014 9:40:11 PM, by 2LIVSTRONG

    This is my fifth day here. Most days I'm under calorie range but close or within range of vital nutrients. I nourish my body as best I can and stop eating when I feel full which I believe is more important than striving for a number. Sometimes I get cravings but I don't give into them lik... Read more

  • Mission 1 ... Find new ways to fight boredom !

    12/16/2014 9:40:01 PM, by MYTIME2015

    Confession .. i've been pretty relaxed lately with everything in my mind I am not going to be strict with myself until the new year, even though I know I should just be starting now i'm not feeling it yet. I want it so so bad but i'm just not there and I know i'm not. I did a workout this morning so... Read more

  • trying

    12/16/2014 9:26:10 PM, by TWISTEDKIT

    I'm trying. Maybe that's enough. I don't know. 4.2 miles today was much easier than the same distance last week and I even 'sprinted' going full out for a few minutes instead of slow and steady. My legs and butt are complaining a little less too. I'm glad I get to be here in the warm this... Read more

  • A different form of alternative health care - a beacon of hope?

    12/16/2014 9:00:50 PM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    I just heard a report about this website on NPR (National Public Radio) which can be found on their website. It is about crowdmed.com which is a very different way of diagnosing difficult medical problems that people have tried to get help for without success. I'm curious is anyone has used this. ... Read more

  • Never go out and meet trouble

    12/16/2014 6:43:12 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Never go out and meet trouble . If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it for you. " Calvin Coolidge Why do you want to meet trouble? Why would you ever want to sit around idle waiting ? For what ? The fat to settle in new places , your circulation to slow ,... Read more

  • Lazy Day

    12/16/2014 6:13:48 PM, by PREPAREMYTEMPLE

    I have spent a lot of time on SparkPeople today but not much else. I have been really cold and tired today. I really dislike dreary days because they seem to come on days I feel dreary as well. I have not been able to motivate myself to do any exercise but I am keeping calories under control. I ha... Read more

  • QUOTES FOR TODAY.

    12/16/2014 4:22:54 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

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  • 12-16-14

    12/16/2014 2:27:41 PM, by PTREINER

    Board meeting was short last night and had time to walk 45 min on the treadmill, most of it at incline and good speed, worked up a little sweat. Noticing that I am able to push more on the exercise now and don't feel so out of shape. Didn't really eat dinner because I ate a high-cal lunch and was no... Read more

  • The local food movement - please help it survive!

    12/16/2014 1:46:58 PM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    I don't often get very political, but this one affects our only source of truly quality food other than home-grown: action.fooddemocracynow.
    org/sign/stand_up_for_the_
    local_food_movement_and_or
    ganics_final_comment/?t=2&
    referring_akid=1462.278959.bc8QSW Plea... Read more

  • TO ALL MY FRIENDS--JEWISH OR NOT

    12/16/2014 11:58:43 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    Hannukkah, Hanukkah, Chanukah or Chanukkah are all acceptable spellings of the holiday celebrated by Jewish people sometime between late November and mid December, all according to the Jewish calendar and when the 25th eve of t... Read more

  • badminton rocked

    12/16/2014 11:49:15 AM, by LADYBUG546

    So last week those of you that read my blog learned that my husband was a bit of an a$$ at badminton...this week he played like a good person and fair. I held my own and came back from behind to win the match. I then lost the second one by 3 points. We then got along enough to play doubles against... Read more

  • SPOILER...Christmas

    12/16/2014 11:37:02 AM, by JLAMING263

    When we submit to Jesus Christ’s transformative influence, we become humble and teachable, and we recognize the divine Light of Christ inside each of us. http://beta.mormon.org/belie
    fs/jesus-christ.php#what... Read more

  • Forever

    12/16/2014 10:38:08 AM, by FLAVORED

    It's been forever since I logged in to spark. More than a year since my last blog which is a good indication that it has been more than a year since my last log in. I have not really had any progress in my weight loss. I think I am actually up to what I was when I started the last time. I don't eat ... Read more

  • Happy Hanukkah!

    12/16/2014 10:25:43 AM, by NELLIEH1

    Tonight the Feast of Dedication begins at sundown as the candle is lit... and the ancient story of the Festival of Lights remembered...... Read more

  • MOJO

    12/16/2014 9:36:10 AM, by EL-KABONG

    I think I finally got my mojo back. I'll spare the details, but this has been a difficult month and I have been in a major funk, which really shows itself in my eating and drinking habits. Also, it shows in my absence from this blogosphere. So I'm back Sparkies, bigger and badder and ready to ... Read more

  • 12.16.2014

    12/16/2014 8:22:12 AM, by HARRYSMOM

    Determined Tired Sad Unsure Confused How do I feel in 5 words.... Read more

  • 12.16.2014

    12/16/2014 8:22:03 AM, by HARRYSMOM

    Determined Tired Sad Unsure Confused How do I feel in 5 words.... Read more

  • What Does GOD Have To Do With My FitBit?

    12/16/2014 5:56:50 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Singing "All I want for Christmas is a Fitbit Charge" They have a new one coming out! It has a heart rate monitor! I need to save up! I have hope... You see, long before I ever get my heart rate up into a calorie burning zone, the pain form my disabilities kick in and crush me. I hold hope that that... Read more

  • Waiting...

    12/16/2014 5:31:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Baby Lena is heading north fron SC soon! I can hardly wait to hug her and play with her again. Thank God for holidays! Time for families to reconnect! ... Read more

  • Joined Sparkpeople and Recovering from Virus and other things

    12/16/2014 4:01:01 AM, by LAVANDE58

    Well, I joined Sparkpeople and I've been here before (years ago). I remembered that this is an excellent site with excellent motivational resources and recipes and many tools to use to just attain goals and feel better. I set some low goals for myself too to start. I am not overly energetic... Read more

  • Now to Wrap!

    12/15/2014 11:40:12 PM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    Christmas shopping is all done and I only have 5 gifts to wrap---I just need to get it done! LOL Must be why I'm being so lazy about it, not very many to wrap this year. Christmas gifts of money are already given, they need them now, so that's what is best. Most of my shopping was on-line again this... Read more

  • A bump in the road.

    12/15/2014 9:39:04 PM, by PAINTERK1

    I haven't been doing much lately as far as exercise goes....just the usual day-to-day running around at work and housecleaning and taking care of the dog. (Actually, that sounds like a lot more movement than I think I'm getting). Anyway...I haven't been feeling really well for awhile and haven't p... Read more

  • Love my choices

    12/15/2014 7:41:20 PM, by SVBJONES062010

    I woke up this morning and got on my scale, I am down to a weight I haven't been at in (literally) ten years. I am officially 19 pounds away from my first goal of 250 pounds. I'm not going to stop there, my final goal is to be between 130 and 150 pounds . We went to the YMCA that is... Read more

  • 5 Tips to a Healthier You

    12/15/2014 6:03:49 PM, by MARTHA324

    In October I started a year long program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Loving it and learning a lot. It also helps to keep me focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Today I hear Robyn Youkills talk and found this article on Huffington Post that I think is worth sharing: ht... Read more

  • A Touching Christmas Story

    12/15/2014 4:35:51 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    I hurried into the local department store to grab some last minute Christmas gifts. I looked at all the people and grumbled to myself. I would be in here forever and I just had too much to do. Christmas was becoming such a drag. I kinda wished that I could just sleep through Christmas. But I hurried... Read more

  • Be the ruler of your life

    12/15/2014 4:02:22 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The first and final thing you have to do in this world ,is to last in it, and not be smashed by it." Ernest Hemingway There are two types of people in the world the ones that rule their lives, and the ones that let the world rule them. Let me be clear I am not talking about breaking the law... Read more

  • I need to do more with my days off

    12/15/2014 1:47:46 PM, by WRITE-OWN-STORY

    My SIL and brother are moving to TN, the closest they've lived to us in 20 years. I'm naturally super excited and I'm plotting ways to get my sister to move closer once she leaves the military too - in 2019. ;) But I digress, my SIL is planning on running a marathon in April and while that is... Read more

  • FORT LAUDERDALE WINTER FEST BOAT PARADE 2014

    12/15/2014 11:48:39 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    As the Grand Marshal rapper Flo Rida led the 43rd Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale on the New River. Known as ‘the greatest show on H2O it is the most watched boat parade. Starting at the downtown riverfront and going ... Read more

  • 12-15-14

    12/15/2014 11:31:51 AM, by PTREINER

    Wintry weather. Spent yesterday by the fire. Worked out on the treadmill for an hour last night and did some weight lifting while I was warming up, about 15 min worth of shoulder and upper arm exercises. Used light weights and feel great today. Left the weights on the treadmill so I could repeat tha... Read more

  • SPOILER...Christmas

    12/15/2014 10:24:22 AM, by JLAMING263

    I love the words penned by the English poet Christina Rossetti: What can I give Him, Poor as I am? If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb. If I were a Wise Man I would do my part, Yet what can I give Him? Give my heart. https://www.lds.org/broadcas
    ts/article/christm... Read more

  • Letting Go #6

    12/15/2014 10:21:09 AM, by RIDMYCOCOON

    LET GO OF THE IDEA THAT IT'S TOO LATE TO START OVER AND GET IT RIGHT Remember, it’s always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than the top of the one you don’t... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/15/2014 9:31:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    I returned a call from a different company regarding a different job. I am researching the company this morning, so when I hear back from them, I will know quite a bit about the company. My daughter is feeling a lot better and she went to school today. I will step up my efforts to get more of my onl... Read more

  • Getting organized

    12/15/2014 8:48:01 AM, by LADYBUG546

    This weekend was busy but I think we have everything we need for our trip. We have most of it set out but just need to repack it and then pack clothes. I think we have a plan. I haven't exercised like I would like but I have been adding stairs into my day. I want to do this daily and be ab... Read more

  • The Icy Climb

    12/15/2014 5:05:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    The weather report said "nice day". Monadnock did not agree. Sometimes mountains have their own micro weather patterns. Our hike was shrouded in a deep dark cloud, and the trail was covered in rime ice. The bottom did not look bad at all. Read more

  • Baking Day...

    12/15/2014 12:15:56 AM, by NELLIEH1

    The plan is to be up at 6 this morning,... exercise, get ready for the day and then bake…gifts of royal cream scones… for the ladies of my Bible studies…... Read more

  • Here we go again!

    12/14/2014 11:17:43 PM, by FATBLASTINGMAMA

    So, in the past year I moved to a small apartment, graduated from college, finished up a summer job, and am now employed at a doctors office. There have been many changes, challenges, and victories. Through it all, I seemed to have forgotten myself and my goals. I had a checkup recently, and ... Read more

  • No More Time

    12/14/2014 10:31:31 PM, by PREPAREMYTEMPLE

    It is time to get healthy. I do not have any more time to waste if I want to die at a very old age. I must get organized so that I will finally get healthy. I am already 60 years old. I will get healthy because I am going to follow my plan. I have a daily schedule that includes time to exercise. I... Read more

  • The countdown has begun

    12/14/2014 6:06:24 PM, by PURPLEGIRL22

    I will have my hysterectomy on 12/30...eight days after my 40th birthday. I am scared, but I am also relieved. I have lived with fibroids since 2006 and it has been horrific. I started to take my first steps on this journey in July when my 16 year old told me that I was too young to not be heal... Read more

  • "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"

    12/14/2014 5:42:35 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Hope this brings joy to your heart. ... Read more

  • Little Ways of motivation

    12/14/2014 5:22:56 PM, by SVBJONES062010

    So decided this week I was going to stay off the scale, for a number of reasons. Most of those reasons coincide with a SparkPeople article about needing to take a break from the scale. But my break is ONLY from my scale. My break is not from my program, it's not from eating healthy, and it's not ... Read more

  • Day 1 of my diet soda detox

    12/14/2014 4:44:42 PM, by MYTIME2015

    Ahhhhh well today hasn't gone as bad as I imagined, afterall the world is still spinning out there and hasn't come to a total end as of yet :) For years I have used diet soda as my crutch, swigging it back endlessly during the day, can after nice bubbly cold can, bottle after bottle. If I were to tr... Read more

  • What you can when you can

    12/14/2014 4:26:16 PM, by MARTHA324

    One of my favorite bloggers is Roni (ronisweigh.com) and she writes about doing what we can when we can (#wycwyc) and it makes sense. Too often we won't go for just a short walk thinking it is better to go our for the long one and before we know it the day is over and we haven't walked at all. I... Read more

  • Celebrate your life

    12/14/2014 3:29:43 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I've learned the glories of laughter. Don't take things too seriously. Celebrate Life." Luis Haza I hope today finds you well . I have a habit of sometimes taking things too seriously and ruining all the fun . But I am working on that . I do know how to celebrate life though and part of that ... Read more

  • Christmas dinner menu, help please

    12/14/2014 2:55:58 PM, by ASHENDREAMER

    This is our first time hosting a holiday and I am not sure if I have planned enough or maybe I forgot some traditional thing. I am hoping you guys can help me out! Our menu- whiskey honey ham ribs sweet potato casserole (mother is making) cheesy potato casserole (MIL is making) baked... Read more

  • Article: Want to Lose Weight? Eat Before 8

    12/14/2014 2:29:51 PM, by IRONBESS

    Article link shared by a fellow sparker: www.bicycling.com/traini
    ng-nutrition/nutrition-wei
    ght-loss/want-lose-weight-eat-8 ... Read more

  • And now for a little humor

    12/14/2014 1:58:31 PM, by IRONBESS

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  • Taking a different approach

    12/14/2014 1:51:50 PM, by IRONBESS

    Thinking about how bummed I felt last night, I wonder if I'm not my own worst drill sergeant and need to be less regimented attempting improved health and at least some weight loss. Perhaps acceptance of the way things are and working within physical limitations is in order along with a revised simp... Read more

  • it's sunday

    12/14/2014 12:57:32 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week has begun. my daughter is feeling a bit under the weather today. so she is taking it easy. it is her last week of school this week and she wants to be well rested so she can enjoy it. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,,hello! as for me, i am catching up on some of my online ... Read more

  • Why buying organic is not the answer, buying local is!

    12/14/2014 12:04:45 PM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    The short answer is this: there is too little oversight by the government to make sure that organic standards are followed by the "organic" factory farms. Buy from local producers where you can visit the farm whenever possible. Here is a link to many fly-over photos that show what life really l... Read more

  • Our King is coming...

    12/14/2014 8:20:41 AM, by NELLIEH1

    The King is coming...soon! How ready are we to worship Him? Malachi 3:1 "Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lo... Read more

  • A New Goal

    12/14/2014 6:51:43 AM, by PASTORVIC

    My new goal is really an old goal-stop mindless eating and live a healthy lifestyle. I'm glad for this new day which is also a new Spark start. My goal for today is to eat healthy and make time for exercise despite a busy day. I need to do this for me and for my Lord. I want to honor Him in all my w... Read more

  • Climbing Day!

    12/14/2014 5:54:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Monadnock on a calm day is much different than Monadnock on a frigid winter day. Planning for the trip requires lots of extra clothing and gear. I would never hike without micro spikes in the winter. We also bring our little sto... Read more

  • How do you cope with discouragement?

    12/14/2014 2:03:01 AM, by IRONBESS

    I slipped a few days this week. Due to a heart condition I fatigue easily. When overtired I sometimes get discouraged about inability to exercise much, the challenge of low-sodium cooking, and difficulty taking off weight. This week I almost gave up, and I didn't track food for several days which wi... Read more

  • Good Week

    12/13/2014 6:32:37 PM, by ISOLATED1

    I had a really good fitness week. I dropped a couple of pounds, and working out is getting easier. Although I have been slow on work outs, I am getting my endurance back and feeling better each day.... Read more

  • December 13th

    12/13/2014 3:52:54 PM, by PORTIAWILLIS

    Well this is the first time in a long time that I ate and just keep eating or at least that's how I feel right now. I ate a 6"roast beef subway sandwich and baked chips for lunch. Not to bad but as I walked past Ben and Jerry's ice cream shop that brownie called my name and I didn't resist. Good new... Read more

  • 12-13-14

    12/13/2014 2:53:37 PM, by PTREINER

    Got many compliments last night on my outfit. My boss and one other co-worker said I looked fantastic (their exact words), 4 of the women said I looked great and one commented on my arms and said I looked buff! How fun was that!!! I ate way too much, some very good choices and some, well, just becau... Read more

  • Keeping it up

    12/13/2014 2:43:28 PM, by SVBJONES062010

    Well, a few days ago I was writing completely excited that I haven't been feeling the urge to emotionally eat. I was relaxed and I was happy. Then, this week has been a whirlwind of a storm that has come to hit. My husband lost his job due to a knee injury and has been home (offering me chips and... Read more

  • Furry Friends Christmas

    12/13/2014 2:39:37 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

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  • SPOILER...Kindness

    12/13/2014 1:38:02 PM, by JLAMING263

    Being meek does not mean weakness, but it does mean behaving with goodness and kindness. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2013/10/be-meek
    -and-lowly-of-heart?lang=eng... Read more

  • Really Counting the Numbers

    12/13/2014 12:13:35 PM, by GRACED747

    Well the holidays are here once again. It is my first Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with diabetes. It has proven to be a difficult feat for me, but luckily I have learned how to stay on top of my numbers and insulin. I am very aware of what I am putting in my mouth, whether good or bad... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/13/2014 9:55:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off in a while to spend some time with my daughter today. woo hoo! the weekend is here! hurray! i'm catching up on some computer work, then i am off to spend time with her. i heard from another place regarding a different job i applied to. i will get back to them today and let them know i am def... Read more

  • 12.13.14 challenge

    12/13/2014 9:31:23 AM, by NELLIEH1

    What can I do today to "celebrate" the balance of the date? >First scripture... reading Isaiah, chapters 12, 13 and 14 (happens to be where I am!)... songs of praise and prophesies...... Read more

  • The miracle of 12/13/14

    12/13/2014 6:40:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is an amazing day with perfect numerical balance. It is a day to try something new- Take a step of faith! Love your neighbor! Forgive the past, and step into a bright future! This is the day that The Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Read more

  • My Week

    12/13/2014 5:59:16 AM, by PASTORVIC

    This has been a very busy and stressful week-two funerals, family visits and many other demands on my time. I've eaten carelessly. And the extremely rainy weather has interfered with my walking program. I intend to start over anew today.... Read more

  • Run after your bliss

    12/13/2014 4:30:40 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " When Joseph Campbell said to follow your bliss, I'm sure he meant : Don't walk after it but run . So be prepared to sweat." Tom Freston If you do one thing today ,please go out and find some happiness . Go out and meet some friends and spend some time in laughter, and love . Or maybe jus... Read more

  • "EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS" A MOVIE REVIEW

    12/12/2014 9:55:15 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    IF you HAVE to see EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS see it in 3D or don’t bother seeing it. The only reason for seeing this film is for the special effects. I sat there wishing Anne Baxter or Yul Brynner would come on screen and start c... Read more

  • Add spark recipes to nutrition tracker - desktop version

    12/12/2014 7:50:58 PM, by ORLIBERTY

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/com
    munity/help_answer.asp?id=20... Read more

  • balancing...wintah's here!

    12/12/2014 7:20:38 PM, by NELLIEH1

    We were late doing our morning exercises... (Goodness my form leaves something to be desired! Straightened out, Gram!) There was shoveling and clearing off veh... Read more

  • Motivation for us middle-aged and older "big girls".

    12/12/2014 4:48:22 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Something one of my Spark friends said the other day hit a nerve. Jeanie(BLUEJAY1969) said she was allergic to fitspiration. Tired of all the motivation quotes about getting fit and working out showing 20 something's at a size 5 or 12. Very intimidating. No wrinkles no gray hair no cellulite. So I ... Read more

  • 12-12-14

    12/12/2014 12:40:20 PM, by PTREINER

    Know I was somewhat dehydrated this morning, but weighed in at 127. After breakfast, 1 cup of water and 2 cups of tea, weighed 129. Something amazing happened last night. I tried on the red dress I bought a few years ago - it's a skin-tight model that I have never worn because it is very reveal... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/12/2014 11:25:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm taking it easy today. it was very challenging getting through the snow the other day. i haven't made any plans for the weekend yet. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! my daughter has only one more week left of school and she is off until just after new year's day. she is counti... Read more