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  • Winter Doldrums

    3/8/2018 12:54:27 PM, by GAILRUU

    Spring is nearly here according to the calendar but in northern Minnesota that is often just an illusion. We are having warmer temperatures but ... Read more

  • Remotivation

    6/3/2017 11:19:41 AM, by SYLVIAHERMAN

    Had gotten to the point where I just didn't want to do anything, felt slow and sluggish, spent a lot of time on the couch on the Internet, thinki... Read more

  • Good By to an Old Friend

    2/21/2017 9:43:15 AM, by GAILRUU

    My DH left a while ago to take our old Gordon Setter to the vet to be put down. He is only ten years old but has developed a seizure disorder re... Read more

  • Danger Signals!

    2/15/2017 9:32:37 AM, by GAILRUU

    I suspect is is the time of year and being confined to the house during cold and icy weather conditions, but I am really fighting the urge to ove... Read more

  • Sandwich Generation

    2/4/2017 11:19:15 PM, by GAILRUU

    I think I am a little old at 74 to be in the sandwich generation but that is where I am finding myself. I am one of two sisters making sure our ... Read more

  • second shot at getting back on track

    2/3/2017 9:49:58 AM, by MARPARMC46

    I has been a good week. I have exercised everyday and got in at least 3 miles of walking. I attended two oa meetings and have done my readings... Read more

  • getting back on track

    1/27/2017 8:39:56 AM, by MARPARMC46

    I am finding it is so much harder to get back on track after a slip than it was to get started the first time. I was always faithful to my exerci... Read more

  • head hunger

    1/25/2017 8:23:39 AM, by MARPARMC46

    since joining spark people I have been really trying to sit back and observe my eating and food behaviors. I have come to realize that I eat ... Read more

  • excuses

    1/14/2017 8:27:13 AM, by MARPARMC46

    I find I can make up a ton of excuses when it comes to my exercise. I am great when it comes to the walking I have two small dogs and also... Read more

  • what i have gained from losing

    1/6/2017 8:17:44 AM, by MARPARMC46

    while I have lost 105 lbs the biggest success is in my life. I have been able to get off all prescribed medication for diabetes and high bloo... Read more

  • Thread painting explained

    12/21/2016 11:44:45 AM, by SAMMIESMOM13

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  • Thread painting practice

    12/20/2016 9:15:09 PM, by SAMMIESMOM13

    This is my first thread painting- done on a smal... Read more

  • Post Election

    11/9/2016 6:11:45 PM, by GAILRUU

    I have been reading messages all day from people who are distressed over the results. Half of us are happy and the other half are depressed with... Read more

  • all or nothing

    10/18/2016 8:27:55 AM, by MARPARMC46

    this is something my years of dieting instilled in my brain. you are either on a diet or off one. any little slip made me feel I was a failure ... Read more

  • Still Going Strong

    10/13/2016 11:19:56 AM, by SYLVIAHERMAN

    Still at it -- walking every day. The weather's been MOST cooperative. Also added some upper body strength exercises. Haven't seen any weight ... Read more

  • Keep on Tracking

    10/12/2016 8:38:21 PM, by GAILRUU

    I do Weight Watchers and track on line. I also have a small notebook and each morning track my weight and whatever i eat during the day. For a ... Read more

  • Back on Track

    10/3/2016 10:36:40 PM, by GAILRUU

    I had a mini near catastrophe a bit over a week ago. I was afraid I was losing control and would eat myself back to obesity again but I am findi... Read more

  • From the top, one more time.

    9/28/2016 11:04:47 AM, by SYLVIAHERMAN

    Well, I have to give myself credit, I've lost this weight over and over again, and even at 68, I feel like I can do it again. I feel like I sho... Read more

  • Tricked Myself!

    9/25/2016 9:06:12 PM, by GAILRUU

    I had not two, but 3 days of eating far more than I should. Today I am back on track. I sat down last night and made a brief meal plan and then... Read more

  • Two Days?

    9/23/2016 10:13:14 PM, by GAILRUU

    Yesterday I had a binge which is something that has not happened to me for over a month. I have to be ultra careful this time of year when the d... Read more

  • I Hope I Learned Something!

    9/20/2016 10:12:14 PM, by GAILRUU

    It would be so easy to fall back into those old habits and regain all the weight it took me nearly a year and a half to lose. Weight loss is not... Read more

  • Cupcake Challenge

    9/18/2016 8:15:03 PM, by GAILRUU

    Today was my turn to provide something to go with coffee after church. My daughter and granddaughter helped by making me dozens of elaborately d... Read more

  • my worst enemy

    9/11/2016 8:07:59 AM, by MARPARMC46

    no one blocks my weight loss goals but me. i have a disease when it comes to food. i can not say no. i dont like the taste of healthy foods ... Read more

  • And Goal!

    9/6/2016 10:30:51 PM, by GAILRUU

    I reached my goal at WW today! I was extra careful this week and weighed and measured everything and it finally paid off. I will keep on sticki... Read more

  • my challenge

    9/6/2016 6:58:49 AM, by MARPARMC46

    i am doing great with the physical activity part of spark people walking my 10000 steps per day and have now added strength tapes and some str... Read more

  • pumping it up

    8/31/2016 8:49:14 AM, by MARPARMC46

    i have been walking each day and get in at least 10000 steps on 6 days of the week and about 7500 on the 7th. ( sunday so very full of church and... Read more

  • healthy me

    8/30/2016 7:15:10 AM, by MARPARMC46

    to be in my perfectly healthy place without a scale is scary but i have read that the other ways to track success are actually more accurate. f... Read more

  • all or nothing

    8/23/2016 5:49:39 PM, by MARPARMC46

    being perfect thinking has been a huge part of my life since childhood. i always felt i had to EARN peoples love or respect so i must be the bes... Read more

  • Heading Down!

    8/23/2016 1:09:35 PM, by GAILRUU

    I lost another pound at my WW weigh in yesterday. I was hoping to get to my goal by the end of this month but I suspect it will be a few more we... Read more

  • The Long Wait!

    8/20/2016 11:20:14 PM, by GAILRUU

    I am so close to goal that I can taste it but the scale is not cooperating! I have increased my exercise, track, weigh and measure diligently an... Read more

  • Bobbing Up and Down

    8/4/2016 10:10:19 AM, by GAILRUU

    Those 10 pound marks are really difficult for me to get past. I am not sure if it is physiological or psychological. I am very close to my goal... Read more

  • The Last Day of July

    7/31/2016 10:07:43 AM, by GAILRUU

    Tomorrow is weigh in day at WW and I am hoping to be back to my pre camping trip weight. My goal for August will be to get to my goal and back t... Read more

  • Post Camping Recovery

    7/20/2016 9:43:28 PM, by GAILRUU

    I didn't do as well as I had hoped controlling my food intake at camp. It could have been worse though and the few pounds I saw on the scale are... Read more

  • One Last Obstacle

    7/11/2016 9:48:34 PM, by GAILRUU

    I am within 4 pounds of reaching my weight goal and this week is going to be a doozy as far as staying on track. First of all, I am going cam... Read more

  • Determination and Patience

    7/8/2016 9:17:55 PM, by GAILRUU

    My husband and son suspect I am not a patient person at heart although I do try my best to control that. I like things done "yesterday" and on m... Read more

  • Kale Konundrum (I know you don't spell it that way!)

    6/26/2016 2:36:32 PM, by GAILRUU

    A 10 pack of kale was an impulse buy this spring and it looked so healthy in the store that I brought it home to plant in my garden, Never mind ... Read more

  • Before the Rain

    6/25/2016 8:19:58 PM, by GAILRUU

    Rain was predicted for today so I got up and was out in the garden by 6:30. I did some weeding and mulching and after a short light rain, went b... Read more

  • Never Enough Time

    6/22/2016 9:12:16 PM, by GAILRUU

    I would spend the entire day outdoors if I could. Today started out as a perfect day with a light breeze, sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. ... Read more

  • The Stress Eater In Me!

    6/17/2016 11:40:42 PM, by GAILRUU

    As much as I love my grandkids, a day with a pair of active boys trapped indoors because of a thunderstorm does send me into a stress mode and fr... Read more

  • Those Dreaded Pot Lucks

    6/14/2016 12:16:40 PM, by GAILRUU

    It is really difficult to resist the food at a pot luck. The ladies at our church are very good cooks and bring their best efforts to the monthl... Read more

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