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  • 21th of October

    10/21/2019 10:49:11 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Had a good start. Took a hot shower to enjoy in the chilly house. Dressed and began the day with Bible study. Grateful to see the sun shine. Then time to be active and have a good day. Life is a challenge, but with looking for goodness the day can be a good day.... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 21

    10/21/2019 9:36:39 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Draw or write non-stop without picking your pen up from the page for 5 minutes." [Drawing & Writing - That's How I Roll.] Sorry, the blog picture keeps getting resized smaller after posting it, to fit across the screen - not sure how to change that. ... Read more

  • Alaska Vacation - Part 2 Cruise

    10/21/2019 6:54:29 PM, by AMYBELLES

    I can't believe it has been two months since we came back from our Alaska trip! In many ways, it seems longer ago than that - a lot has happened since then! I wrote a blog about the first week of our trip almost three weeks ago, and I expected to write the second half soon after! Where does the time... Read more

  • 21st October

    10/21/2019 1:38:27 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    2019.jpg "Let go of the expectations of others and focus on what matters" I really can't tune into what these expectations might be................ My colleagues expect that I will turn up to work on time - and I do.... Read more

  • October 21, 2019 - Daily Affirmation and News

    10/21/2019 1:24:36 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    "I have no limits; I am only limited by my imagination. I am grateful, capable, open, abundant and blessed. I embrace life’s challenges and see them as opportunities." What a weekend... I walked 8.84 miles on Saturday. Man, I can tell you... did my feet hurt. I was wearing my new Ryka's and t... Read more

  • Challenge blog

    10/21/2019 7:58:35 AM, by MAWMAW101

    Our challenge leader makes the greatest badges to honor the accomplishments of our weeks. Thank you Barb, your the best! You always make us feel like STARS! ... Read more

  • 20th of October

    10/20/2019 10:46:33 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Start the day getting dressed for church. It was a pleasant time listening and being grateful for the day. Enjoyed lunch out with DH. The day was an opportunity to appreciate the beauty around.... Read more

  • Week #2 Badges from Shooting Stars 5% Fall Challenge

    10/20/2019 9:54:26 PM, by THETROUT

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  • exercise excuses

    10/20/2019 8:24:44 PM, by DARIARN

    Oh I am tired, exercising will help wake me up Oh my back hurts, exercising will limber me up and stretch me, making my back hurt less Oh I will do it later, doing small amounts throughout the day of exercise, adds up I can't, I can exercise, God gave me body to move and I can do it , even wit... Read more

  • 20th October

    10/20/2019 10:21:25 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    2019.jpg "Find the joy in completing a task you've put off for some time" Completing certainly does give me joy - it's one of my main drivers at work. If I get stuck with something, I usually go back to something I can ea... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 20

    10/20/2019 9:41:22 AM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "What is the title of your Autobiography?" (Bonus: Create a book cover for it.) [Title: Oh Feck! It's Mandy Heck With A Card Deck!] ... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 19

    10/20/2019 8:59:32 AM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Cut holes in the pages of a magazine, catalogue, or book so that what you reveal beneath creates something new." [A holey Penny becomes a pasta bake pendant.] ... Read more

  • 19th of October

    10/20/2019 12:38:29 AM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Had a fun time walking at a Gun Show. Love the lady's who sell jewelry and cosmetics while DH gets to visit with men and their interests. Also like the comfortable place to achieve steps.... Read more

  • Troubled Thoughts

    10/20/2019 12:00:50 AM, by MOOMSHINE

    Long story short: the morning we left for our mini-vacay, I received a delivery of a package from my long-time estranged sister, it was a porcelaine creamer—very pretty, but chipped in two places, and a note describing how she’d found it; that it reminded her of me; and she hoped I’d like it. The e ... Read more

  • Laughs from wild animal photos

    10/19/2019 9:16:34 PM, by CTUPTON
    KHpgMYYA6g1aWBCdGZaWHORdKDo_kwjZ0 I am not sure thi... Read more

  • Who Eats Out of a Measuring Cup?

    10/19/2019 7:08:41 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This week in the 5% Challenge we are doing portion control where you read/know the portion size then measure/weigh all your food and drinks. This afternoon I was having a yogurt snack, so I looked at the container, serving size 1/3 cup 35 calories. OK I fill the 1/3 measuring cup, get the mini spoon... Read more

  • Building a fortress, not a tower

    10/19/2019 6:17:25 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Today, when discussing what weight loss is like, I equated it to building a tower. Maybe because I watch my three year old build towers with her blocks, she puts them one on top of another, very carefully, because she doesn't want them to fall. She gets to 10 blocks, seems steady... keeps going... 1... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 18

    10/19/2019 3:42:19 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "What does the inside of your brain look like, today?" ... Read more

  • 19th October

    10/19/2019 1:37:31 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    2019.jpg "Make a list of things you are looking forward to" My week off at the end of November - which contains my birthday (65yrs old) Christmas things in town - the lights being switched on, the lantern parade, the... Read more

  • 2019-10-19

    10/19/2019 9:24:54 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    found this in my email inbox this morning... not sure about the caption... except voters should always be aware and probably "beware" of politicians... they tend to say what they think you want to hear... then do what is best for themselves (at least monetarily).. my opinion, maybe factual, possi... Read more

  • This Week

    10/19/2019 9:01:55 AM, by DESKJOCKEY925

    This week has been a string of days loaded with consistency and, for that, I am proud of me. I got in my 10K steps each day. I logged all my food (and stayed within calorie range.) I tried a new recipe ... Potato Cheddar Soup. And it was amazing!! I began tracking my sugar in an ef... Read more

  • 18th of October

    10/18/2019 10:08:04 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Start my day with meal replacement shake and 16 oz. of water. Did my Bible study. Had a beautiful day and enjoyed God's beauty that surrounded me. So grateful for the kindnesses that were present in today.... Read more

  • Noticable improvements

    10/18/2019 5:41:23 PM, by DARIARN

    Just getting the hang of Spark and trying to do everything , everyday. Learning website, how everything works, taking advantage of the support. Having big trouble exercising and impulse sugar but at least I am aware and trying. I stay within my calorie range 90 percent of time. Lost some weight as e... Read more

  • Trying to figure out how to restart my mojo

    10/18/2019 3:04:55 PM, by SUSMANNIE

    My weight has crept up, 15 pounds of the 25 lbs. weight I had lost. I feel discouraged, thought that cutting way back on snacks would see a weight loss, but no. I also analyzed my eating patterns and cut out eating while cooking and eating a little "something" before bed. This is all good. It i... Read more

  • 18th October

    10/18/2019 2:43:57 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    2019.jpg "Thank yourself for achieving the things you often take for granted" That's a nice one, isn't it? I'm feeling particularly good at the moment - that might be due to the fact that I only worked one day this... Read more

  • October 18, 2019 - Daily Affirmation & news

    10/18/2019 12:27:58 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    "I forgive myself and I leave behind any feelings of not being good enough. I move forward freely with acceptance and peace knowing I did my best." Mom had the window open all day yesterday and the house was cold by the time I get home. I had to turn the heat on. Ugh. I got it fixed last yea... Read more

  • What I'm doing now and thoughts on Weight Loss

    10/18/2019 9:43:25 AM, by THETROUT

    My mantra has been, "Slow and Steady wins the race." Here's why I believe it. Losing too quickly does not give the body time to adjust to the change and begs for the pounds to come back. (My theory for me. May not be true for others.) I've read that losing too quickly means you are also losing ... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 17

    10/18/2019 12:03:53 AM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Create a house or shelter for a very small creature". ... Read more

  • 17th of October

    10/17/2019 10:39:44 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! What a beauiful day. The sun shone and just a mild wind. I enjoy walking and enjoying God's beauty. So glad to be alive on this beautiful day.... Read more

  • Do More of What Makes Me Happy! New Puppy!

    10/17/2019 10:26:58 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We went to the Portland OR area for 4 nights in our RV. The first 2 days we rested, shopped at Woodburn Premium Outlets with 114 stores (only shopped at 6 or 7), ate authentic Mexican food in the #1 restaurant twice. It was a holiday weekend so traffic to the shopping center was insane. Fortunately,... Read more

  • This picture makes me feel good

    10/17/2019 5:18:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have looked at hundreds of "images" for "pat on the back." Only this one actually makes me feel good. chris... Read more

  • Noom?

    10/17/2019 5:00:28 PM, by NEWFLABULESS

    I've been out for a while; not sure why. My weight is depressing and my eating hasn't changed much. Our season is changing from summer to fall and my old body is letting me know. The aches of old age is not fun! I have been walking 1-3 times per workday with my co-worker. If the weather i... Read more

  • Clearing, Cleaning and Letting Go

    10/17/2019 4:42:49 PM, by SPICY23

    Another (remodel) project. Feels almost like moving. Again. Shades of last year and the pre-wedding whole house painting project. I decided to be cheerful and upbeat about it; to see the opportunity to 'downsize' and clear our space of items that we no longer need or use. I mustered the attitude and... Read more

  • Weight loss WON'T MAGICALLY change these things about YOU. DARN.

    10/17/2019 3:38:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    I (Chris) altered the SP article. But the info is the same. When I first lost weight--years and years ago--I was still unhappy and eventually gained the weight back. I am now pretty happy --but very overweight! 24 By SparkPeople Guest Blogger, Kirsten Nunez 2/14/2019 In a world of fad diets ... Read more

  • my chart ie grocery list

    10/17/2019 2:42:23 PM, by CTUPTON


  • Eureka! An easier make my grocery list.

    10/17/2019 2:19:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I take hours usually to make a grocery list. -if I do it "right"-meaning plan meals and get the ingredients I need for the week. This takes too long and too much thinking and looking for recipes! So I don't usually get the right stuff to make the great recipes I found. 198 Problem: I never se... Read more

  • October 17, 2019 - Daily Affirmation

    10/17/2019 1:30:48 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    "I flow freely as the rhythm of life unfolds before me. I trust in the universal laws that create my experience daily and know that I am blessed." I'm not having the best of days. I am not feeling all that well and Mom is also not feeling well. my back was hurting me last night due to the wea... Read more

  • SP link Picture Perfect Portion Sizes

    10/17/2019 1:21:26 PM, by CTUPTON
    source/slideshow.asp?show=12 boy do I need to know portion sizes! I also found these graphics: ... Read more

  • 17th October

    10/17/2019 1:11:17 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    2019.jpg "Share your most important goals with people you trust" I have different goals for different areas of my life, and I share those goals as appropriate. End of. I think I probably share a large proportio... Read more

  • Pot Luck

    10/17/2019 7:51:48 AM, by DEEGIRL50

    We had a pot luck at work. It's fair to say this caused me a little anxiety. Would I eat too much? Would this throw me off my game? It was going to be a pasta bar with salad, appetizers, and dessert. I did great. I was hungry at 11:30 which is 45 minutes before my lunch hour. Instead of s... Read more

  • 16th October

    10/17/2019 3:44:35 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    A retrospective! As this was yesterday's prompt https://www.actionforhappiness
    2019.jpg "Remember that things can change for the better" things can only get better - check out Steps and their aerobic routine!!! W... Read more

  • Today is the Colour Blue

    10/17/2019 1:15:45 AM, by MOOMSHINE

    It happens from time-to-time. Let us see if a good night’s rest will fill the bill.... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 16

    10/17/2019 12:21:59 AM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Have someone teach you how to do something you've never done before today." [Teacher = Google! The new lesson = Find ways to recycle rubber gloves - Food bag tie, Finger puppets, Hair tie]. ... Read more

  • 16th of October

    10/16/2019 10:55:37 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Start my day having a meal replacement shake and 16oz. of water. Then to do my Bible study. Did errands with DH. Spent time on computer visiting Spark People. Then to church and reading the Bible.Now home and finish catching up with Spark friends. Also must drink my last 3 glasses of w... Read more

  • Day 11, 12, 13, 14, 15... A Rollercoaster of a Few Days

    10/16/2019 6:52:43 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Day 11 Was weigh in day, and I lost 1.7 lbs. I was super pumped, and proud, so I celebrated by going to the gym and running a 5k on the elliptical machine. I hit the 3.1 mile mark at 43:36. Day 12 was another good day. Stayed in my calorie range, turned down sweets, and ran another 5k in 43:01.... Read more

  • 15th of October

    10/15/2019 9:14:25 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Started my day with Bible study. Showered, dressed and makeup then a treat for myself went and got a Mani and Pedi. Came home and pushed myself and got 8 glasses of water drunk before the end of the day. I tracked every bite I ate today a challenge, but we motivation I made it happen. ... Read more

  • A Way I Am Choosing to Make a Difference

    10/15/2019 8:26:58 PM, by AMYBELLES

    One of our blog choices for this week's Aspire & Inspire's October Buddy Support Group Challenge, is on the topic of National Make A Difference Day. National Make A Difference Day is an annual community service event which is held on the fourth Saturday in October. Millions of people have united in... Read more

  • 16 Days Til Halloween & Pondering a Depth Year

    10/15/2019 2:13:46 PM, by OHANAMAMA

    Hello Everyone! I am not doing well diet wise, so I'm resigned to the fact I will not reach my goal (that I absolutely could have reached had I been better committed) by Halloween. So there's that. Accepted, move on... I will make a new goal... Under 200 by Christmas! Yes! New enth... Read more

  • 15th October

    10/15/2019 1:40:24 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    2019.jpg "Do something to overcome an obstacle you're facing" Obstacle: a thing that blocks one's way or prevents or hinders progress. I don't think I have any obstacles! Or at least, perhaps I've become accustomed ... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 15

    10/15/2019 9:04:45 AM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Turn something you would normally throw away into something you want to keep". ... Read more

  • 14th of October

    10/14/2019 9:28:57 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Enjoy Columbus Day! Ate within my calorie range and drank my 8 glasses of water. Did 35 minutes of exercise and ended the day with joy in my heart and happiness in my home.... Read more

  • NSVs

    10/14/2019 8:04:45 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    Today was our monthly Garden Club meeting. This event includes a meeting portion, followed by a luncheon, and then, finally a guest speaker. I have belonged to this club for 4 years now and I can tell you those luncheons have been a real bear for me. I have set my intentions again and again and a... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 14

    10/14/2019 6:48:19 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Create a Venn diagram, chart or graph that explains something humorous." [Kevin Smith + Jason Mewes = Jay & Silent Bob!] ... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 13

    10/14/2019 6:46:05 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "After a meal, use whatever is leftover on your plate to create a face. Can you make a face that expresses a specific emotion?" ... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 12

    10/14/2019 6:44:05 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Create a hat or hair accessory. Bonus: Get a photo of yourself wearing it in public!" ... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 11

    10/14/2019 6:41:11 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Make a poem using only words found in the subject lines from the first 8 emails you recieve today." Edit: The Poem: Heck! Who's Having fun? Embrace your limitations! For Louise's Birthday The next big idea starts with; Madness, A love letter, Walking mistakes y... Read more

  • 14th October

    10/14/2019 3:58:59 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    2019.jpg "Set hopeful but realistic goals for the week" My realistic goal is to go back to work on Wednesday - because I then have two days off (already scheduled on the work rota) - which will give me space before I wor... Read more

  • Week #1 Badges from 5% Challenge Shooting Stars

    10/14/2019 9:39:05 AM, by THETROUT

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  • Down 19 Pounds!

    10/14/2019 12:48:49 AM, by MOOMSHINE

    A strange (for me) thing happened to me today. Yesterday, I bought a choc chip cookie from Starbucks, brought it home, cut it into quarters, ate one quarter, then froze the other three—not unusual for me. Today, I had 200 unused cals at dinnertime. I thought, now I can have another cookie quarter, t... Read more

  • 13th of October

    10/13/2019 8:08:15 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Start the day in the dark. Fall is here and the sun rises later, but still happy because I woke feeling good and ready to have a beautiful day. Shower,dressed and makeup now ready to walk out the door and spend time in church hearing words of blessings. Finished the day seeing goodness... Read more


    10/13/2019 7:51:46 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    My eating and fitness behaviors have improved in so many ways this year, but staying MINDFULL and MOTIVATED remain a struggle. Distraction, inconsistency, life, you name it and I have let it get in my way. At the beginning of October we returned from a 12 day vacation in the Netherlands, Germany, ... Read more

  • 13th October

    10/13/2019 2:16:45 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    2019.jpg "Put down your To-Do list and allow yourself to be spontaneous" Well, today began with a sore throat and stuffy head. I phoned work and told them I won't be in again until Wednesday. I've been working around pe... Read more

  • Sunday Reality!

    10/13/2019 11:34:46 AM, by MAWMAW101

    Enjoy life while you can! 524 Blessings on your Sunday.... Read more

  • 12th of October

    10/12/2019 8:47:04 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Start the day with the heater coming on and working with good order. What a blessing. Finding a sweatshirt I like wearing and it fitting nicely. My jacket from last year was great to wear today. Had a good day and enjoyed it.... Read more

  • Today--October 12th in ND

    10/12/2019 6:08:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • you never thought of this before!

    10/12/2019 5:57:21 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 2009 plane crashes into her house near Buffalo, NY --book by Karen Wielinski

    10/12/2019 5:41:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is a true story. Of course it is very tragic. About 50 people died, including the author's husband. Not easy reading by any means, but the places and people she mentions have meaning for me. I am grateful my family and friends were safe. Thank the Lord. One on the Ground: The Stor... Read more

  • 12th October 2019

    10/12/2019 4:12:37 PM, by DSJB9999

    Day 49, 100 days Just do something! Love this 100 DWL idea I still love 'Breathe in, breathe out, repeat' and there were definitely times over the festive period when I needed to do this! I like the idea of walking at least 10 mins each and every day! On Thursday I did at least 10 mins ... Read more

  • 12th October

    10/12/2019 3:55:43 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    These are the flowers I received from my neighbour a few days' ago - they've opened up nicely, haven't they?! https://www.actionforhappiness
    2019.jpg "Take time to reflect on what you have achieved this week" Well, for a start, I've maintained... Read more

  • retrEAT

    10/12/2019 9:57:24 AM, by ZELLAZM

    And EAT I did! Buffet style breakfast, lunch, and dinner and SUCH good food, especially the cheese and bread. I gained 2 pounds and something! But I trust it will be gone again by next week. Part of the gain was just that I ate something when I got home late last night after a train delay en route. ... Read more

  • Difference a Weekend Can Make

    10/12/2019 9:37:52 AM, by DEEGIRL50

    What a difference a Weekend can make... My old habit was to celebrate end of the work week by going out to dinner on Friday night. Last night, we had chili cooked at home and relaxed while watching a movie together. My old habit was to go to McDonald's for breakfast, multiple diet ... Read more

  • Week #1 of 8 of the 5% Challenge in the books!

    10/12/2019 7:27:41 AM, by THETROUT

    This helped me to be consistent with my eating plan this week. I've been on and off eating plan since I started. This week, I was totally on. Exercise, not so much. I let me team down on this. Overall, lost 2.2 pounds! I'm elated!... Read more

  • 11th of October

    10/12/2019 12:40:00 AM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Start the day with Bible study. Dressed and moved on making the day successful. Life has been a blessing as I enjoyed a short walk and add note of the beauty that surrounded me. I achieved 8 glasses of water which is a true challenge for me. Ready for a wonderful weekend of happiness.... Read more

  • Day 10, Ugh to pics

    10/11/2019 8:16:08 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    When I was losing weight, last year, I loved taking pics so I could see it. Now, I dread taking them, because I know I'm looking bigger. I'm going to coin it as an incentive, and start tracking my calories daily, beginning tomorrow. I'm proud of sticking to my two parameters for ten days... now, I h... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving --to our Canadian neighbors!

    10/11/2019 6:26:39 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 11th October

    10/11/2019 3:02:35 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    2019.jpg "Re-frame a problem you face as a potential opportunity" I can't think of anything! I'm sure I don't have 'no problems' but I really don't have any problems at the moment that are pushing their case forward. Re... Read more

  • Self-motivation is a natural and learned skill.

    10/11/2019 1:48:36 PM, by DESKJOCKEY925

    Say it with me: Self-motivation is a natural and learned skill. Great Stuff here 55
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  • On My Way to Get Puppy & Weight Down

    10/11/2019 10:22:51 AM, by KALISWALKER

    My weight is down 1.6 pounds since last week. I take that as a big win, considering my recent struggles with my appetite. It proves I can lose weight if I am objective about my behaviors and use positive self-talk to get back on track. Hopefully, I am over this recent bout of self-sabotage. La... Read more

  • Refuse To Lose

    10/11/2019 12:17:59 AM, by DEEGIRL50

    I saw a boy wearing this shirt... I'm sure in the sports context, it means play hard and win the game. But, what came to my mind was my weight loss journey and how often I've "refused to lose." I start out strong and put all the strategies into play, but then I slowly start adding back ... Read more

  • 10th of October

    10/10/2019 10:43:37 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Fall is here. Woke up to a cool morning. Add motivation to get up get moving. Took time for Bible study. Achieved a day of blessings.... Read more

  • Day 9, Getting Ready to Track the Calories

    10/10/2019 8:32:46 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    So, in my rebirth of this journey, I am following two parameters: No junk No eating after 6 pm As we approach Day 10, I am adding another parameter. A calorie range. I am aiming to stay within 1200-1400 daily, and I will track everything I eat. Even though I am following just the t... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 10

    10/10/2019 5:36:00 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Find a unique way to connect two things that you wouldn't normally combine." (Well, it was a first for me!) ... Read more

  • 10th October

    10/10/2019 2:57:54 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    2019.jpg "Look for the good intentions in people around you today" I work with a lovely team of people, and we have some really challenging things going on. I think they all have good intentions. I didn't really h... Read more

  • 9th of October

    10/9/2019 11:48:25 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Had a beautiful day to enjoy. The sun shoned through out the day and enjoyed walking. Achieved 8 glasses of water. Found joy and happiness in my day.... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 9

    10/9/2019 9:35:46 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Make something intentionally ugly." ... Read more

  • Day 8, Being a bad friend

    10/9/2019 7:36:15 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    So, we all know that when we lose weight, we lose alot of other things as well. Sometimes, friends are included in this mix. People expect you to do things with them each time they ask, or more than not. Since it's easier for me to control my food and exercise at home when I'm on a schedule, I... Read more

  • decluttering--still--and most likely forever!

    10/9/2019 5:22:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    I actually got some decluttering done. I had to push myself-still fatigued. But a plumber is supposed to show up. There is a leak from the upstairs tenant. The plumber is not here in my condo--I hope he (she?) is upstairs! I am happy the place looks better. I guess that is self-care. ... Read more

  • My Puppy & Back on Track

    10/9/2019 5:17:06 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday I still felt my eating was crazy. Maybe I am feeling stressed about some projects I have on the go at home, and our 3 night trip to Portland, and getting a new puppy. This morning I made a list of the calorie appropriate food combinations I can eat to ensure I have protein and fiber any ti... Read more

  • Release day!

    10/9/2019 3:22:46 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    What a wonderful experience but the time had come to let them enjoy a life uncaged...... Read more

  • 9th October

    10/9/2019 12:11:23 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    2019.jpg "Avoid blaming yourself or others. Just find the best way forward." My family is not very communicative. We've never been the kind of family who phone each other up, or even visit each other very often. W... Read more

  • 9th October 2019 - I am very grateful!

    10/9/2019 9:33:40 AM, by DSJB9999

    I have been trying to write this for over a week but not managed it! I did achieve my target weight at Weigh In last Tuesday after eating very sensibly for a week or 10 days. I was very pleased but sadly I didn't stay sensible and ate too many treats that I had missed out for those 10 days I... Read more

  • Wednesday quote

    10/9/2019 8:00:12 AM, by MAWMAW101

    "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." ~ Oprah Winfrey... Read more

  • 8th of October

    10/8/2019 11:31:24 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Start the day with Bible study. Drank 22oz. of water. Spent time appreciating visiting with my DH. Dressed and enjoyed te pleasant day. Nice to have sunshine and a soft breeze to make it comfortable for walking. Was glad to get my 8 glasses of water drunk. The day was enjoyable. So gr... Read more

  • Biggest fear

    10/8/2019 10:59:12 PM, by BLITZEN44

    I have a dry, scaly spot on the side of my nose near the tip that won't go away. It's itchy and bleeds easily. At first I thought it was a pimple, because it showed up as a small red bump about a month ago, but then it flattened out, scaled over and just stayed there. I have very fair skin and bl... Read more

  • Out And About And Home A Wee Bit…

    10/8/2019 10:40:37 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Drove my oldest two daughters to work and school. Homeschooled briefly. Drove D15 to chemistry & finance co-op classes…D12 took a walk on the hike/bike trail with me during that time. We spotted lots of wooly bears. Then the two of us visited the library...she read and I worked on a puzzle... Read more

  • September Recap and October Goals

    10/8/2019 10:16:08 PM, by AMYBELLES

    September was a so-so month for me. I've been struggling a bit with sadness lately, and haven't been feeling too motivated or excited about life. The good is that I haven't gained weight and I continue to do my best to stick to low carb eating, drinking a lot of water and sleeping seven or more ... Read more

  • Suggested meatless frozen meals --Gardein brand.

    10/8/2019 8:12:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    Gardein Meatless Products Gardein Gmo-Free Vegan Lightly Breaded Turk'y Cutlets, 12 Ounce (Pack of 8) ... Gardein The Ultimate Beefless Ground, 13.7 Ounce -- 8 per case. ... Gardein Classic Meatless Meatballs, 12.7 Ounce -- 8 per case. ... Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tender, 9 Ounce - 8 per c... Read more

  • Your Halloween costumes were fantastic--a couple more of mine...

    10/8/2019 8:05:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    Once I scared my last class of the day (science) by wearing a gruesome mad scientist rubber mask--with nodules and even sores on the face. They told me to take it off. Oh well. I was "God" once. In the style of George Burns "God." Fancy white sweatshirt . I think it had gold on it. I also ... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 8

    10/8/2019 7:36:50 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Spill something and create something from the mess." [About half a pack of paperclips were spilled and then made into a paperclip portrait of my husband - was a fun prompt to do today!] ... Read more

  • Day 7, An after work workout

    10/8/2019 7:13:27 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    It was another bad night here, little sleep... screaming kid, wet bed, dog wandering, husband sleeping on couch, then coming to bed super late.. all and all, didn't make it to the gym before work again... So, I took my gym clothes to work with me, headed there right after work, and pounded it o... Read more