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  • Exposure!

    4/20/2018 10:44:09 AM, by INACAR

    Another milestone, placing my picture on the site as I really am. No head shots any more. I have always stayed far away from pictures and mirrors, if you see yourself it's hard to ignore what is really going on. I have clothes that manage adjusting at least 4 sizes, this time that is changing, my lo... Read more

  • Friday

    4/20/2018 9:40:00 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    found one of my "lifetime" pots has a broken handle. went online to use my warranty..and apparently "lifetime" doesnt mean lifetime to them!! I was assured at the time of purchase EVERYTHING was covered for the life of the owner. LOL..nope. $9 for a stupid handle. thanks Regal cookware!! oh, well.... Read more

  • TGIF

    4/20/2018 6:35:06 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Hope everyone has a great Friday. 386... Read more

  • Intermittent Fasting (IF)

    4/20/2018 5:09:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have started a very simple IF plan. The 16:8 plan has you fasting for 16 hours each day and eating only during an 8-hour window of your choice. I incorporate the hours I sleep as part of the 16-hour fast. I made it through my first IF day on Tuesday. Wednesday I ate too much of the healthy s... Read more

  • April 19 - Day 19 (Day Four of the Bone Broth Diet)

    4/20/2018 3:56:36 AM, by GOTTA_DO_THIS

    The rain has stopped and the sun is trying its best to make a reappearance. If this keeps up I will have no excuse for skipping the morning walk I have always planned to take. As for the bone broth diet....well.... can I even call it a bone broth diet anymore? I have not had much bone bro... Read more

  • Sharing My two cents - ADVICE for a High Drive K9 Puller

    4/19/2018 3:45:56 PM, by JUSTFURKIDS

    Sharing My two cents - ADVICE for a High Drive K9 Puller I noticed a "Dog Motivator Team" member recently asked for advice from anyone with experience handling a dog that pulls. She has a 7 month old high drive walker that pulls her along instead of walking nicely. I don't know what breed... Read more

  • UPDATING... THURSDAY, MARCH 29TH AND 30TH: SAD NEWS AND A PROMISE...

    4/19/2018 1:37:05 PM, by ANACORAZON

    Since my son was in 6th grade, he wanted to study Engineering of Natural Resources and/or Alternative Energy in the University of Berkeley, California. He studied very hard to get most "A" in school. He studied even harder for those ACTs and SATs. I thought he was going to be accepted because he eve... Read more

  • UPDATING... WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28: ALL THE OLDIES IN LOVE WITH THE TEACHER!

    4/19/2018 12:55:22 PM, by ANACORAZON

    I thought that the most popular class in the Community Center was the Free Zumba, but the Salsa class has a very handsome teacher, funny and charismatic. In addition, he's a professional dancer and is a show to see him. Here, pictures of those radioactive ladies dancing good old salsa, merengue and ... Read more

  • Tool for success

    4/19/2018 12:20:49 PM, by PGHMIMI1

    I was scanning the feed today and saw some creative, motivational ideas. I am going to go find my Legos and build a wall - one brick per pound of my current weight. Every time I lose a pound, I will remove a block. I have used my weight for years as a barrier from being hurt. This time, I am doi... Read more

  • H-U-G-E!

    4/19/2018 10:23:18 AM, by INACAR

    One small step for me but might as well have been a marathon. I have walked the first mile and 2500 steps already this morning. After so long staying in my chair, it's Trump H-U-G-E! Last night had some events in my family that makes me the control freak more than a little off balance. I would app... Read more

  • thursday

    4/19/2018 9:49:10 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    attic day..breakfast and workout done. off to work!... Read more

  • Relax Time

    4/19/2018 9:21:48 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    I'm in college. The way that the classes are set up is you get 2 classes for 5 weeks. In week 5 everything is due by Thursday so the instructors can get the grades turned in by Friday. This is week 5 of my current 2 classes. I had done the discussion question for this week on Saturday before E... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    4/19/2018 7:10:01 AM, by EVILCECIL

    The weekend is neigh. Have a great day and... 386... Read more

  • Fitbit Versa

    4/19/2018 6:56:29 AM, by LINDAG2018

    I'm really thinking about getting one of these. But it looks like it has the same options as my Samsung smartwatch. Any tips and advice on this would be appreciated? Tgif!!... Read more

  • Jumping for Joy With a Spring in your Step!

    4/19/2018 5:06:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    Have you ever hiked Mt Monadnock or any other New Hampshire mountain) in late April? It can be an adventure! This year, there’s still plenty of snow, ice and lots of mud. Yes, this is Mud Season on Monadnock! Sneakers are not a good idea. The view from the summit makes the trip worthwhile! Wh... Read more

  • April 18 - Day 18 (Day Three of the Bone Broth Diet)

    4/19/2018 4:32:34 AM, by GOTTA_DO_THIS

    Only 3 days on a "diet" and I am already bored and cheating on it. Urgh..... I started off OK and had plenty of water during the day as well! Then....I blew it at night. I ended up stopping by my favorite italian cafe and ordering my favorite snack which consists of thinly sliced pr... Read more

  • Wednesday

    4/18/2018 11:04:59 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Fitness check in: Today was just a strength training day. I did legs. The much hated leg day. I did two SP videos today. They were a bit more knee strain heavy that I would prefer. I stuck them out. I only got about 20 min done. I am wanting to get a few more minutes in. Food check in: Today w... Read more

  • Still following Keto

    4/18/2018 10:21:33 PM, by KATHLEEN624

    I am still following a KETO way of eating and I feel really good. It has been a few months. My weight loss has been slow compared to others following this plan but the scale is moving in the right direction, DOWN. I am okay with one pound a week. I still have 30 pounds to lose and I am sure I can d... Read more

  • CHALLENGE CHECK-IN - Week 5 - Repeat w/Column Change

    4/18/2018 4:09:20 PM, by FITDIGGITY

    Alright... needed to give myself a bit of pep talk this morning. Darn scale got me down. I know... booooooo! BUT! It didn't last too, too long... and I read your comments TAJONES in the prior challenge thread and I went... DAMN STRAIGHT!!! We are making some huge progress here and... Read more

  • Reduced pain for me!

    4/18/2018 11:15:41 AM, by PGHMIMI1

    For the last 2 years, after a fall, I have suffered chronic pain. I don’t like taking meds, so I was always looking for an alternate way to feel better. I kept doing research and trying different suggestions. I needed to lose a significant amount of weight, but NOTHING seemed to work. I finally ... Read more

  • The 5% Challenege and How It Helped Me to Make Friends

    4/18/2018 11:09:37 AM, by DEBBIE3965

    Good Morning all Spark Members! 524 I sit here today thinking back to a year ago when at this exact time of year I entered into my first ever 5% Spring challenge. I was new to Spark, I had joined that January and a fellow member recommended that I try a challenge. It is one of the best thing... Read more

  • passed!!

    4/18/2018 10:06:55 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    the state health inspector just left...passed with flying colors. you never know when they are coming, so the bakery has to be clean at all times. in his words..this place is spotless!! now if i could only do that with my house!! but its good thats done. they can show up any time, but this was ... Read more

  • About me

    4/18/2018 9:57:37 AM, by CINDERZLYNNJ

    I’m here to lose weight and get fit. Nothing will make me happier than to be the next poster child for getting fit after 50. At least within the walls of my own world. Obesity and beyond has been a life long issue for me. Even after gastric bypass (2005) I find myself on and off diets as if they wer... Read more

  • I should be dancing

    4/18/2018 8:23:57 AM, by INACAR

    Amazing to say I lost weight again this week! I struggled yesterday with feeling blah. My gut is being difficult and doesn't seem to be adjusting to good eating. I had the flu last year and things with my gut have not been good since and then shifting my eating on top of that, well it stays unhappy ... Read more

  • Wed Weigh-In 4/18

    4/18/2018 7:08:20 AM, by EVILCECIL

    4/18 204.1 maintained! 386... Read more

  • Vacation plans

    4/18/2018 4:59:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe these aren't the most exciting plans for others, but I'm really happy to get out of town. I have lots of daily, weekly and monthly commitments, and it just feels nice to get a break from it all. Next week is April vacation, and I'm going to New Jersey with my husband. We will spend about... Read more

  • Tuesday

    4/17/2018 9:32:10 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Fitness check in: Kids were gone at school and I was able to get in my cardio workout. I did a couple of spark videos again. I did one that I did last week. I was better at it, almost feeling coordinated. I repeated it, and I did not feel like I was more coordinated. Food check in: I ended the... Read more

  • April 17 - Day 17 (Day Two of the Bone Broth Diet)

    4/17/2018 1:52:13 PM, by GOTTA_DO_THIS

    I do NOT like Bone Broth (but I DO like nuts---and that is what I snacked on despite the fact that I was supposed to be sipping on bone broth throughout the day. I simply did not like the bone broth and I do not know how to get around that. Tomorrow I will try Bone Broth with some spices... Read more

  • Yard work! Exercise and gratification!

    4/17/2018 1:05:46 PM, by JLEIGH322

    Start small! Be active and make my yard a paradise! Trying to stay on track with food is tough! I love food! When bored, mad, sad, and hangery! So maybe I will get some nice days in the PNW to get my exercise in! Stay tuned for the makeover of live and yard! This area was filled with weeds and ... Read more

  • Monday

    4/17/2018 11:36:56 AM, by APPLEVEE

    This is for my accountability... The day's eating was good but I had a rough evening snacking... I think that as the carbs were getting depleted I felt like I "should" have something to eat... I am aware that that was the brain not the stomach talking.... Grrr... Too many carbs for 5 days has ... Read more

  • tuesday

    4/17/2018 9:58:12 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    back to the attic today. got a call from central scheduling at the hospital..my cardiologist wants an echo and a 24 hour holter monitor. why i dont know..i havent had problems since i started the medication that has stopped the a fib in its tracks. (I have serious complications due to severe late 3... Read more

  • 2018 April Fool's 11K

    4/17/2018 9:03:05 AM, by SUGIRL06

    Happy Tuesday! This past weekend was actually pretty quiet! Friday, I went with friends to Bonefish Grill for happy hour. Then we finished our last Pysanky Easter Eggs at my mom's house. She might have 1 more class for my friends from my painting classes but then we're done for the year! ... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday

    4/17/2018 6:57:18 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Hope everyone has a great Tuesday. 386... Read more

  • Here comes the Sun!

    4/17/2018 5:02:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was just another snowy spring day! I'm looking out my office window at a sleety, snowy day when what I really want is to see sunshine and dirt. This is when I normally plant my garden. I have seedlings that need to be planted in the ground, but they will have to wait! Why? Because ... Read more

  • Monday

    4/17/2018 12:29:10 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Fitness check in: got my cardio in as is scheduled for today. It wasn't as long or as intense as I was thinking when I made the schedule. Recovery from 4 hours of shoveling in 36 hours will do that. Also, the kids were home so I didn't have "me time" to make it happen early. Good thing strength trai... Read more

  • WTH ... people can be unkind

    4/16/2018 10:28:59 PM, by SHELLLEY2

    Didn’t your mother teach you that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all? Blogs are heartfelt and personal. Everyone’s weight loss or health journey is their own. We put our personal feelings out here with the hopes that perhaps one person may offer a positive comment or perhaps ... Read more

  • On the Road to Recovery

    4/16/2018 9:42:12 PM, by PUPPYBUG

    Sunday April 8, 2018 Today’s simple joy - watching Lulu’s floppy ears dip into his bowl as he eats dinner and his kibble kisses afterward. I’ve been in a bad place, friends. But it’s getting better, ever so slowly. I just returned from a cruise that I didn’t want to go on. I survived, but ... Read more

  • FitProgress

    4/16/2018 2:29:05 PM, by FITDIGGITY

    As I foresaw yesterday... it was a maintaining week... and that's okay, considering my 'slight' derailment on Saturday. At least I didn't gorge on pizza, bread, and the like. A slight sugar influx with the opportunity to truly see how that crap affects me, once again. All progress in my mind, as ... Read more

  • Resting for today

    4/16/2018 1:24:04 PM, by ARIZONATOAST

    Wow! What a weekend it was! I am currently home from work today tending to a fat lip...more on that story later in this post. On Saturday my daughter (who is 6 years old) had a playdate with 2 of her friends at an indoor playground. While we were there, the younger brother of one of her friends... Read more

  • Enough conferencing already!

    4/16/2018 12:34:58 PM, by APPLEVEE

    So I've had my fun. 5 days of partying and conferencing. I was able to hold my weight but it is time to regain my focus! Sorry team for the limited exercising this past few days. That needs to get back on track too! This week my focus is cleansing my system and my diet. Not a fancy "cleanse" d... Read more

  • April 16 – Day 16 (Day One of Bone Broth Diet)

    4/16/2018 11:40:29 AM, by GOTTA_DO_THIS

    So I went ahead and started. With the encouragement, guidance and support of my friend I started the 21 day bone broth diet. Today was:- Morning: warm lemon water, psyllium husk and flax seed oil in water Mid-morning – ¼ Avocado, half tomato, tablespoon of red onion, teaspoon olive o... Read more

  • April 4 to April 15 (DAYS 4-15)

    4/16/2018 10:57:16 AM, by GOTTA_DO_THIS

    During these past 11 days I had two trips (one 7 day trip abroad and one 4 day trip nearby for a meeting). What can I say? I ate. I drank. I did both too much. And although I came back home with a spark in my step since both trips went well, I also came back still weighing in at 230 pounds so ... Read more

  • monday

    4/16/2018 9:49:45 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    so..its nasty out again. the garbage pickup didnt come yet..they are usually here 5-6 am. i need to go to town. no attic today by the time i get monday chores done i'll be wore out! LOL hope everyone has a good day!... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    4/16/2018 8:06:27 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Hope everyone is rested and ready for the week ahead. Let's make this a great week. 386... Read more

  • I'll be ready for the next time!

    4/16/2018 4:57:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    Well, I did it again. While eating out with my Mom and hubby, I fell off the healthy eating wagon by a creme brulee. It was a delicious fall, and I have no one to blame but myself. My blood sugar went up from 118 to 154. I suppose that it could have been much worse. I don't know why it i... Read more

  • Spotify this: "The Ultimate Country Music Workout Playlist" blog by Melissa Rudy

    4/16/2018 12:42:50 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Just created a new Spotify playlist http://open.spotify.com/user
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    xMsQdaqfGnGEamBxA for "The Ultimate Country Music Workout Playlist" blog Melissa Rudy. Same thing - one has to have a Spotify account to listen to it play through.... Read more

  • It's a story that couldn't be written.....

    4/15/2018 11:12:13 PM, by TIGGER33079

    I write this in a somber state. This is a story that should never have to be written. It is a story that is a continuation of one of my past entries. It is the most tragic and sad story I've ever had to know. Two of my very loved friends who were the epitome of true love had the most awful h... Read more

  • Snowmageddon Sunday

    4/15/2018 11:09:33 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Yeah. Its still snowing. Fitness check in: I shoveled over a foot of snow for about 3 hours today. Yup. That became my cardio and my strength training today. Food check in: I feel I made really solid food choices today. I made bacon and eggs for brunch, except I burned the bacon. So I ha... Read more

  • MORE UPDATING... TUESDAY, MARCH 27: GOING TO MY DENTIST AT MIAMI BEACH

    4/15/2018 4:57:51 PM, by ANACORAZON

    On Easter break, we three took advantage and went to our Dentist, far South on Miami Beach. We took another way, trying to escape traffic and I saw this Botero piece After getting a cleaning at my dentist office, I went for my morning walk in the surroundings, showing my teeth to everyone... Read more

  • Sunday coming down.

    4/15/2018 2:39:17 PM, by INACAR

    I have had a yucky day today so far, stomach not feeling right, it too cold and windy to go for my walk yet. Still hoping it improves by this afternoon. I am headed to make some Keto muffins for dinner. I nice change with plenty of fiber. I'm also cooking one of my favorites, chicken with peppers an... Read more

  • Best updating: MONDAY, MARCH 26TH: I'M GOING TO MEET MY ADMIRED AND BELOVED STEVE (SRWYLIE), IN PER

    4/15/2018 2:19:47 PM, by ANACORAZON

    What an exciting day! After all these years, I was going to meet one of my sweetest Sparkfriends in person! First, I went to my Scale back exercises at the Community Center. BEFORE & AFTER After a shower, I went to meet my dear Sparkfriend at the Hollywood Beach. I was so excit... Read more

  • MORE UPDATING... SUNDAY, MARCH 25: PAYING MY GLUTEN SINS.

    4/15/2018 1:26:50 PM, by ANACORAZON

    When I was eating with my family and friends the day before, I ate TWO bread rolls without noticing it. Here are two pictures of my misery the day after. The one on the right shows my loyal cat massaging me and comforting me. He didn't leave me alone while I was in horrible pain... I took... Read more

  • Updating: SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH: MEETING GOOD FRIENDS AFTER THE MARCH

    4/15/2018 1:15:42 PM, by ANACORAZON

    Right after the March for Our Lives, we meet with our good friends and colleagues who came to a Congress in Fort Lauderdale. The one lady sitting next to my son was his "first girlfriend". My Thomas used to be a gorgeous cute baby, and my friend is the perfect girl everyone dreams for her son. Both ... Read more

  • Achievement Begins With A Vision

    4/15/2018 1:01:49 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    Age 52–The 4 items at the top of my bucket list #1 - Goal set in 1980, accomplished 1987 Seattle to Washington DC, to NYC In 1980 (age 13) my family took a vacation out west and for several days we watched 2 cyclists from Holland head in the same direction as us. They changed my life and h... Read more

  • Quick Ramblings

    4/15/2018 12:23:44 PM, by FITDIGGITY

    Fun weekend... busy making crochet bracelets with my girls. Also achieved a personal goal that I will share more about tomorrow in my FitProgress update. Had a higher healthy carb cycling day Friday... went well I think. Didn’t even go that high. But then Saturday a bad high carb day. Not... Read more

  • Start of Wk 8 Keto (or three days into wk8)

    4/15/2018 12:17:48 PM, by VOLLEYBALLROCKS

    Didn't have a chance to get measured until today so this will be a 10 day wk7 conclusion :) I tried bumping my protein up this week based on my excel charts of when I've lost the most body fat -- and it worked! I'm down 0.8% of body fat this week and almost 3". I've adjust my calories up ... Read more

  • Updating: SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH; MARCH ON MARCH. MARCHING FOR OUR LIVES

    4/15/2018 12:17:26 PM, by ANACORAZON

    On Saturday morning, my husband, my son and I were amongst the 1,500 people including students, parents, grandparents and elected officials who joined together in a “March for Our Lives” demonstration in Pembroke Pines. Florida. Of course, we were dressed for the occasion. My son made a p... Read more

  • I'm back bolder and stronger

    4/15/2018 11:51:31 AM, by STARTING-ANEW

    Today is the day I draw a line in the sand....after going through so much these past few months (kidney stones, job concerns, family concerns, anxiety, depression). should I give up? NO?...NOT A OPTION!!! So.....I decided to get off my duff...brush myself off and make some changes... 20 A new n... Read more

  • sunday

    4/15/2018 10:25:01 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    here are the two cakes..made for 2 brothers born the same day 2 years apart... ... Read more

  • Happy Sunday.

    4/15/2018 9:41:26 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Have a great Sunday everyone! 386... Read more

  • Progress is happening

    4/15/2018 7:43:57 AM, by LJSHRINKS

    A few things of note this week: 530 Started using the second notch on my belt. This is the one for which the ends barely met when I had my wake up in January. I've had the thing for 10 years and have never been below this second notch. I'm a sloppy measurer (although I keep practicing), so ... Read more

  • Changes

    4/15/2018 6:14:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Recently I got honest with myself and recognized that I have nerve pain (neuropathy) in my feet. This is perhaps because of Type II Diabetes. It's time for me to make some changes. So far, here's my plan: 1. Buy new shoes. I bought new sneakers yesterday, and next month, I'll buy new... Read more

  • Flash: fetishising food focus fallacies

    4/15/2018 4:56:22 AM, by DASH__LOM

    Ah, the joys of alliteration. Seriously, and briefly, though: it's not enough, I've found, just to focus on the calories and fat % and glasses of water. Or even on the exercise (may that be my problem...). It's about putting _EATING_ in perspective. I've lain awake nights, having put all of a ... Read more

  • Snowmageddon Saturday

    4/15/2018 12:54:53 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Well, the forecast was right. We currently have about a foot of snow. And its still snowing. The current forecast is saying 4-5 more inches over night. And another 1-2 inches tomorrow. Oh yeah, and Monday we can get another inch. Oh yeah, and then 2 MORE days during the next 10 day forecast are call... Read more

  • The More You Know OREGANO

    4/14/2018 6:01:29 PM, by JUSTFURKIDS

    Oregano - yes the easy to grow herb frequently used in Italian foods is quite good for you. I use it all the time! In fact, I use three shakes of the dried herb in the dog's meals. Recall that TV ad for a chicken producer boasting that the use of antibiotics was unnecessary since they use Ore... Read more

  • Saturday Mix

    4/14/2018 5:59:17 PM, by INACAR

    Well we have made another week, I need to start another fast but I may put it off a day or two. Not sure what is going on, my body isn't sure either. In between the rain I walked and managed to get about 3/4 of a mile. Looking forward to moving past the one mile marker. Should be soon. I have a reci... Read more

  • Saturday April 14, 2018

    4/14/2018 3:44:32 PM, by ST3PH

    Devotional... Read more

  • Happy Saturday!!

    4/14/2018 9:24:09 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Supposed to be in the 80's today - typical here, right from winter into summer! I'm not going to complain - hopefully I'll have some fun in the sun today!! Have a great day everyone! 386... Read more

  • saturday

    4/14/2018 9:17:45 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    cake pickup shortly..then making breakfast (my usual bacon and eggs) then hitting the attic. its cold, snowy, sleety..so i probably wont stay up there as long as i would have liked..the attic is over the garage/kitchen..you can see the outside from in it through the old barn boards. its cold in the ... Read more

  • I will. I can. I must.

    4/14/2018 8:55:05 AM, by 3_VEGGIES

    30 Day Promise and Commitment 1. Conscious eating and awareness of daily nutrition- Track all food, beverage, supplements. 2. 10 minutes of strength training a day, 2 minutes must be plank(s) 362 3. 30 minutes cardio 332 311 295 4. 10 minutes clutter control ... Read more

  • Nerve pain in my feet

    4/14/2018 5:07:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, I have been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes 9 years ago. I have worked hard at keeping Type II under control. It was just this week that I got honest with myself, and acknowledged that I've been experiencing Diabetic Nerve Pain for a few years. I've tried to ignore it, but it w... Read more

  • Snowy friday

    4/14/2018 12:43:17 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Fitness check in: today was a light day. I did some walking, I added extra steps to my day by parking far away from doors of stores. It wasn't meant to be a light day, but ended up in the car way more than ordering finally planned. Food check in: meh. I ate too much tonight. Other stuff:... Read more

  • New Intermittent Fasting Program and updates

    4/14/2018 12:25:14 AM, by RKOTTEK

    Please be patient with what may be a lengthy blog from me. In a shortish period I and a few Sparkfriends have embarked on Intermittent fasting. Why intermittent fasting? Normally when you eat there can be a spike of insulin. Insulin can do 2 things. It can cause fat deposition and it ca... Read more

  • POA

    4/13/2018 7:48:26 PM, by NANA2JONEMIMAT

    Just wondering if anyone has had a problem with authorizing an adult child with a POA (Power of Attorney) for your financial affairs. We are in our early and late 70's and are fully capable of taking care of our affairs. Adult child thinks they are entitled to speak with our trusted financial... Read more

  • MORE UPDATING... FRIDAY, MARCH 23. DOUBLE EXERCISE

    4/13/2018 4:18:43 PM, by ANACORAZON

    On Fridays, we have the best: Silver Sneakers and Zumba! Siver Sneakers has two teachers, very professional and organized. We work every single muscle, even the wrists! It's mainly strength exercises with bands and weights. This is a picture of myself AFTER doing Silver Sneakers And ... Read more

  • Happy to be HOME

    4/13/2018 12:08:54 PM, by JUSTFURKIDS

    Happy to be Home safe & sound with DH & the Kitchen Wolves, my lovely veggie garden & beautiful flowers.... Read more

  • Big eyes, small(er) stomach

    4/13/2018 10:22:27 AM, by DASH__LOM

    So... didn't do my prep for the next day, so the scrambled egg pan was dirty, I didn't have cheese prepared to go, and I needed out the door to get. "Ugh," I said to myself, "I'll pick something up on the way." God, do I love a "polish hot with cheese" kolache. Place near me sells 'em. Came in ... Read more

  • Dress update #1

    4/13/2018 10:11:30 AM, by ENCHANTEDALANA

    Yesterday the wedding dresses came from Pensylvania. The waists are too small for now, but I will not only shrink more over the next eight weeks but I will get them altered. You can only shink so much in 2 months' time and I'm not good with pressure. Segway. Ate off diet last night. Had 1/2 a... Read more

  • friday

    4/13/2018 9:45:03 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    Most of today is going to be figuring out and executing these cakes. they are driving me batty..the shark isnt too bad but the snake...argh. I'll get it done..but at a cost..of my sanity!! LOL!! no attic today. i'm going to be pooped. i've been at the bakery since 5..just home for some break... Read more

  • Friday, April 13, 2018

    4/13/2018 9:27:15 AM, by ST3PH

    Devotional... Read more

  • New Brooks Revels & Week Recap

    4/13/2018 9:06:14 AM, by SUGIRL06

    Happy Friday! So much going on this week. Wednesday - I was finally feeling better from my flare so I managed to get out for a short set of intervals. Sadly my 2:1 run/walk intervals were SLOWER than my 15K last weekend! What the heck! They felt way harder. Apparently 2 minutes is too long... Read more

  • TGIF

    4/13/2018 7:22:32 AM, by EVILCECIL

    Yay! The weekend is at hand. Hope everyone has had a great week and are ready to enjoy the weekend. 386... Read more

  • Learn Something New Every Day!

    4/13/2018 5:00:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day I take another step forward and work to learn one new thing. Some days, I am really just seeing an old lesson from a new vantage point. It doesn't matter. It's new to me today. What did I learn today? Speed Reading and child-like wonder. Speed reading is basically learning to und... Read more

  • Thurs

    4/13/2018 12:59:35 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Fitness check in: I went for a walk with my 4 year old. Not as far or as fast as I would normally go. But it was fun. She and I did some running intervals. We started at light posts and "raced" to the next, then walked to the next, and repeat. She loved it because she won every time and she got to h... Read more

  • Killing for Profit -- The Corruption of Evidence Based Medicine

    4/12/2018 4:57:56 PM, by _RAMONA

    (...not to mention all of that "peer reviewed research" in which SparkPeople puts so much faith... doesn't seem so relevant in light of this, does it?) I was recently asked, in light of my current chosen course of action on behalf of my health, and with regard to my dogged pursuit of wellnes... Read more

  • Things I learned in the hosptital

    4/12/2018 12:32:39 PM, by THANKFUL2018

    So as some of you know I was in the hospital with an infection from a bug bite or a spider bite. They are still not sure what kind of infection it was as all the lab work has not come back as they had to send it out of the hospital to a separate site. So today I am home. And I just wanted to shar... Read more

  • so excited!!

    4/12/2018 10:30:15 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    i have cakes to work on but i'm itching to get back to the attic. Yesterday i found something i thought lost forever..my boy's second album of pictures. Sam was my first show dog..not my first dog..when i was 8 I got a Samoyed, Keena, for my birthday. Sam came in 1969...my mom's, and she decided he ... Read more

  • Sabotage!

    4/12/2018 9:22:52 AM, by INACAR

    What a difference a few hours can make, yesterday morning I was feeling like I had all the answers. After last night and my urges came out in full force, you know the grazing mode. Wanting something and eating and eating and eating. So why do I sabotage myself when things are working? I had just cam... Read more

  • Looking forward...

    4/12/2018 7:00:40 AM, by EVILCECIL

    ...to the weekend. Hope everyone is having a great week and can relax over the weekend. 386... Read more

  • April 12, 2018

    4/12/2018 6:34:16 AM, by ST3PH

    Today's devotional... Read more

  • Nursing Homes: The Good & The Bad

    4/12/2018 5:03:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Good: My mother has had 5 great experiences going to the nursing homes. Each time, she has stayed for about a month. Each time, she has visited with old friends and had plenty of company. Each time, she was ready to go home when it was time. Short-term rehab has been good for my Mom. ... Read more

  • Wednesday Weigh In 04-11-18

    4/12/2018 12:24:22 AM, by JPLANETORANGE

    Today is Day 70 on my Ketogenic Journey and I'm down another 4.4 lbs! This brings my total loss so far to 27.2.. This also means that I have met my first mini weight goal (25 lbs) so what is my reward?? Well.. this Saturday is supposed to be fairly nice so I am going to take a nice long,... Read more

  • Wednesday

    4/12/2018 12:22:10 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Fitness check in: I got my arm workout done. I actually like arm day. I worked on what would make up the other two days this week. Core and chest/shoulder/back with be the breakdown. I plan to do this for this month. In May I might try to do something different. Food check in: meh. Not as grea... Read more

  • April 11, 2018

    4/11/2018 10:55:28 PM, by ST3PH

    Devotional... Read more

  • CHALLENGE CHECK-IN - Week 5 - Repeat

    4/11/2018 4:26:01 PM, by FITDIGGITY

    I gotta admit... I DID NOT WANT TO EXERCISE TODAY! I almost had myself convinced that I could take another Day of Rest. Just woke up feeling really tired and sore... more MENTALLY unmotivated than anything to move my butt... lol! BUT... I WON! I defeated those negative lazy... Read more

  • Hump Day

    4/11/2018 3:20:44 PM, by MRSBUCKEYE

    Normally at least in the last 2 months Wednesday has become a day that I record a video regarding my weight loss/gain and post it up on our youtube channel. Not sure I want to do that today - the scale moaned when I was getting close to it so I pretty much knew it wasn't going to be in my favor. ... Read more

  • Amazing!

    4/11/2018 12:47:19 PM, by INACAR

    After being on so many diets, and when you have a lot of weight to lose, there comes the moment when you weigh and nothing happens. I am shocked that the scale keeps moving down. The added fasting probably helped settle things down and I'm walking. So maybe I will keep that old scale working out too... Read more

  • weds

    4/11/2018 11:01:08 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    baking cakes then attic then more walking...busy day!... Read more

  • Wed Weigh-In 4/11

    4/11/2018 6:42:26 AM, by EVILCECIL

    4/11 204.1 lost 0.1 lbs - not much but something. 386... Read more

  • Satisfied With Less

    4/11/2018 5:06:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    One of the most difficult lessons that I've had to learn is to be satisfied eating less food. It's not that I was really hungry, I wasn't totally satiated, and I didn't feel full. I grew up eating fast and until I felt full. Now as an adult, I subconsciously still believe that I deserve and... Read more