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  • it's thursday

    6/20/2019 9:53:00 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a mostly rainy day here today. my daughter is enjoying her field trip. she will be back tomorrow in the afternoon. i had an incredible workout at the gym last night after dinner. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Day 6

    6/19/2019 10:59:45 PM, by HEALTHYKIM101

    I got in more steps today, but I also went over my calories. Exploring Pinterest for different healthy food options. Hopefully I'll get to the gym next week. 91 104 41... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/19/2019 11:46:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter had a great time at her graduation last night! She got a total of 8 awards, including one for being one of the top students in her class. i am so proud of her! she is such a smart, beautiful, kind, loving daughter. today she is off with some of her classmates on a field trip for a few da... Read more

  • Sleep my friends where are you?

    6/19/2019 8:13:13 AM, by KENNASUE13

    Sleep seems to elude me?! I love to sleep, I want to sleep but its a no go. 46 I made a commitment last week that my sleep time started at 9:45 pm. So last night (that's right for the first time) I took my natural sleep aid at 9 (supposed to take 1/2 hour before bed) and went and crawled into be... Read more

  • Thoughts on cleaning house...

    6/18/2019 10:35:21 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • it's monday

    6/17/2019 8:19:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an incredible workout at the gym today. my daughter says hi. she is pretty much all set for her grade 8 graduation celebration tomorrow night. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • June 17, 2019 Update

    6/17/2019 4:56:40 PM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    Down 4 pounds in one month. Boy was it hard. I am still slowly trying to get the apartment in order since Sherry and Helena moved out. I am also still working on the pictures. I didn't realize how many I really do have. I am enjoying the pool with Helena. We get out there first thing... Read more

  • DAY 4 Back at It

    6/17/2019 10:29:51 AM, by HEALTHYKIM101

    Okay things are going well. Healthy eating is under control. Need to make sure I keep drinking enough water. Need to do at least 15,000 steps daily. Also need to get my butt back to the gym! Not letting people get to me. I am doing this for me! Feeling better and no longer feeling bloated. So here i... Read more

  • People

    6/16/2019 3:15:44 AM, by HEALTHYKIM101

    I find it amazing that people can not accept any fault for their own actions when they were wrong. Instead they just try to tear other people down and blame them for everything. I guess that is how they justify their actions. Really tired of being a punching bag for what other people have done. Sorr... Read more

  • Second Day back on the Wagon

    6/15/2019 9:46:04 PM, by HEALTHYKIM101

    Okay well today was day 2, back on the wagon. It hasn't been that hard because I am determined. I have been feeling better already ! 91 30 104... Read more

  • Reduce depression--go outside--just 5 min. : )

    6/15/2019 12:51:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    In 2007, a research team from the University of Essex in the U.K. showed that even 5 minutes outside in a natural setting reduced symptoms of depression in 71% of the study participants. I have no source for this but I do believe it. chris... Read more

  • its friday

    6/14/2019 7:40:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym a few hours ago. my daughter says hi. she is looking forward to the grade 8 graduation ceremony this coming tuesday night. after that, her class will be going on a trip for a few days. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • Picking myself up and moving forward

    6/14/2019 3:19:32 PM, by HEALTHYKIM101

    As of today I am finally getting back on track. Off to the store to only buy healthy food. Drinking my water. Only putting healthy food in my mouth. Going for a walk and heading back to the gym.... Read more

  • The newest pizza

    6/13/2019 5:20:08 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • The vetrinarian diet

    6/13/2019 5:17:48 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • it's thursday

    6/13/2019 2:11:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a mostly rainy day here today. that is okay with me and with my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/12/2019 2:42:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an incredible workout at the gym this morning. i will be heading for a long walk later on. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Messed-up week

    6/12/2019 5:59:40 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Due to unavoidable changes in plans for the week - I am now messed up regarding just what day of the week it is - really annoying to deal with :(... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/11/2019 12:31:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny spring day here today. my daughter says hi. in a while, i will be going for a long walk outdoors. My personal trainer at the gym will be on holidays for a week starting this wednesday. so it is up to me to follow what has been set up for me, exercise wise and to incorporate more a... Read more

  • HERE I AM AGAIN......6 YEARS LATER!

    6/11/2019 12:04:44 PM, by SIZE8TOB

    I originally joined SparkPeople in 2013 but somehow lost focus and moved on to other things. Namely, My Fitness Pal. I love the app and it one of the best food trackers out there that is easy to use with a scan barcode feature which saves so much time when journalising my food. That said, SparkPeo... Read more

  • Losing but Blood Pressure High

    6/10/2019 2:06:33 PM, by DOTTYAC4

    I worked hard this year to get the degree in ESL. With all the stress of the work for the degree, teaching position, and home; I still lost some weight. My doctor was happy with my blood work numbers, but blood pressure is still high. Now that work and school work is soon over, time for the exerc... Read more

  • One step at a time

    6/9/2019 6:04:19 AM, by NOLAGIRL23

    I have a real problem with seeing things through. It's so easy to start something but very hard to keep it up! Today I worked out for the 2nd time in a few days. After the first, I kind of injured myself, my knee was very wobbly and weak the next day so I skipped the work out thinking I needed the r... Read more

  • Wendy's salads-has anyone tried these?

    6/8/2019 1:46:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://menu.wendys.com/en_US/
    category/freshmade-salads/... Read more

  • it's saturday

    6/8/2019 1:29:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to just relax and have fun here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • Finally Some Rain

    6/8/2019 11:33:24 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    It was supposed to rain Wednesday and Thursday - nothing. It was supposed to rain yesterday - just got a couple little spits. Today, we were supposed to finish moving Sherry's stuff and bring in a box spring to get Helena's bed together. And, of course, we're getting a good downpour that is su... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/7/2019 3:12:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an extra workout at the gym yesterday and i feel really good today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! it is a beautiful sunny warm spring day here. not too much planned for the day. have a fantastic day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Friday, June 7, 2019 Update

    6/7/2019 8:14:11 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I've gotten about 5 pounds off in the last couple weeks. I think this is largely due to the fact that I've been helping Sherry move. With her working full time, I tried my best to help her get all their stuff from my apartment. Another motive in this is that I want to get the apartment back into ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/6/2019 5:09:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    I had a good challenging workout at the gym this afternoon and I feel terrific! my daughter says hi. I am catching up on some computer work just now. then I will go and enjoy the beautiful weather here today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • People aren't interested if ...

    6/6/2019 2:52:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    How to stop conversation quickest: Someone says ," Have you lost weight?" Yes, a few pounds. How did you do that? How long did it take? By eating more vegetables and cutting down on concentrated carb... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/5/2019 7:00:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    I had a good workout at the gym today. it is a mostly rainy day here today and that is okay for me and my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Cocoa Via research link

    6/5/2019 3:27:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.cocoavia.com/see-t
    he-science/publications Well their research is available. That's a start. Long ago I asked for research data on a DIFFERENT health product. They had me running in circles but no research ever turned up. I'll see w3hat I can find.chris... Read more

  • Starting over each day

    6/4/2019 11:35:05 AM, by KENNASUE13

    I have mentioned it before but I do great while I am at work, then I go home and everything falls apart. How is it that I can be so strong when I wake up, pack a lunch, breakfast and a snack to amazing all day, then fall to pieces as soon as I get home from work? The two year old demands all my atte... Read more

  • COCOA VIA

    6/4/2019 10:46:37 AM, by CTUPTON

    I used to buy this product. I have enough stocked up. It is hard to believe it can improve my health. They say: 💡20+ years of scientific research 📊150+ scientific papers published 🔬30+ clinical studies I guess I will do some more research about it. chris... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/4/2019 9:48:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    a windy and cooler day here today. my daughter says hi to all. i will be going to the gym today after lunch. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/3/2019 7:22:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful spring day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! not too much happening here today. have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • Calling computer gurus!

    6/3/2019 1:56:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am trying to print this picture. But always the bottom 1 inch or so does not print. I never had this happen before. Thanks for any ideas you have, chris ... Read more

  • walking proven to improve mood

    6/3/2019 11:17:52 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • it's sunday

    6/2/2019 4:04:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun. i got in a great workout at the gym yesterday and i feel amazing. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • it's saturday

    6/1/2019 3:25:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got in an extra workout at the gym today and i feel great. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Struggling

    6/1/2019 3:17:51 AM, by JENNV15

    I’m struggling to find the motivation to eat better and work out. I hate the way I look but I am doing enough to fix it. I have several autoimmune disorders and the pain is constant but I need to try and get myself in a better place physically and mentally ... Read more

  • it's friday

    5/31/2019 10:06:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy for me today. my daughter says hi. I do not have too much planned for the day. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • it's thursday

    5/30/2019 2:25:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful spring day here today. i got the laundry done and now i am enjoying the outdoors. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • The P’s of Health

    5/30/2019 10:32:24 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I made this graphic because I found these things to be very important to remember in my daily routine. Feel free to print and hang up! Beth... Read more

  • 10th Sparkaversary!

    5/30/2019 7:16:18 AM, by FITMARY

    I joined in May 2009 so I've been doing this for a decade. 244 My goal has always been good health and functional fitness and I'm doing pretty well there. Inner-ear issues have required me to drop yoga and other such activities, but I can still get on the treadmill and elliptical for cardio and ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    5/29/2019 5:27:04 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and I had a great time at the concert last night! she says hi! I did get in a workout at the gym earlier this afternoon and I feel great. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • Daughter's Move

    5/29/2019 8:33:34 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    My daughter and granddaughter are moving into their house. They started last Friday. I suggested cleaning the house before moving the furniture in, but, as usual, she didn't listen. I've been the one who has to do the most to help: pack up things in the apartment, help move them, help clean ... Read more

  • Thinking of Others Can Motivate You

    5/28/2019 12:54:07 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    What are your habits doing to others? Are you a role model to someone? Could you be? How could you impact the world if you changed just one thing with progress not perfection? Those are good questions to ask yourself and ones I asked myself lately. These questions really motivate me to ... Read more

  • Easier?

    5/28/2019 10:41:47 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    While reading a SP article this morning, a few things stuck in my mind. The article said: 1. don't waste time crossing off insignificant things on your to-do list. Sometimes by crossing off little tasks, I feel as if I accomplished a bit. 2. when at work, don't look at personal emails or... Read more

  • Had a great vacation in the mountains south of Glacier Park.

    5/27/2019 7:20:30 PM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    I had a great time visiting, shopping, going out to eat, etc. The etc. included a new experience for me: Soaking for more than 2 days at a sulphur springs which I found very relaxing and wish I could go there once a week. However, I don’t believe there any sulphur springs in my area. Perhaps I c... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/27/2019 1:21:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny spring day here today. i had an amazing workout at the gym this morning. i will be going for a long walk after dinner. my daughter says hi. she is really looking forward to going to the music concert with me tomorrow night after school. it will be with what she basically calls her ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    5/26/2019 3:07:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get out and enjoy for both me and my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's saturday

    5/25/2019 12:31:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax, have fun and enjoy! my daughter says hi. not too much planned here today. it is a mostly rainy day here. that is okay with me and my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • SP advice : Do a hard task early in the day.....

    5/25/2019 5:24:45 AM, by CTUPTON

    As Mark Twain once said, "Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day." Start each morning by identifying your "frog"—whether it's finishing a presentation or making a difficult phone call—and conquer it before the rest of the day gobbles you up. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    5/24/2019 2:40:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an enjoyable session with my personal trainer at the gym this morning and i feel great. it feels good to know that i can do so much more exercise wise than i thought possible. i am learning along the way. i find that i mostly drink water now and i have pretty much given up soda. the healthy c... Read more

  • Doctors and Women

    5/24/2019 7:56:43 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I was reminded again today that doctors don't always take women seriously. It's not just male doctors; I've had it happen with female doctors. This makes me sad, as my personal experiences involved my Mom (with dementia) and my infant granddaughter as well as myself. These experiences have ta... Read more

  • it's thursday

    5/23/2019 2:10:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an amazing workout with my personal trainer at the gym this morning. i have another workout scheduled tomorrow morning with my personal trainer. the workout today was to make up the one i missed last week. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • Swiss cheese makes me sleepy! Huh!

    5/22/2019 1:43:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    "Several casomorphins, breakdown products from the milk protein casein, are opioid receptor agonists, and are found in cheese. In nature, these encourage the baby or calf to feed, and calm them. In our unnatural state of consuming milk after infancy, they're just a mild sedative with slight ad... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    5/22/2019 1:28:57 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a wonderful spring day here today. my daughter says hi. the new avengers movie is good. i really enjoyed it. my good friend liked it as well. i will be heading to the gym later on today. i will be meeting with my personal trainer tomorrow and friday morning. i was not able to get to my planne... Read more