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  • 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

  • Thunderstorms and Loving It!

    10/19/2019 4:48:45 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    It's so nice being able to say the day has been drama free and no reason for that to change! Taking the "freedom" when possible! I got Isaac off with Patrick about 9 and then I headed out to run a quick errand. Once home I cleaned up the kitchen and cleaned the living room which incl... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge: Not a good weigh-in

    10/19/2019 11:49:07 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Saturday means it's weigh-in day. I had the scales sitting in front of the bathroom door so I wouldn't forget. Well the numbers on the scales went in the wrong I sorta wish that I had forgotten. I had a few beers this week...obviously my body can't diet and drink beers at the sam... Read more

  • Day 177

    10/19/2019 10:37:22 AM, by MACRATDOLL

    Unsure if I'll go all green just might miss active minutes but will achieve my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps today. Writing early so that's why I'm usure of the all green today. Work 12:15PM-9PM and will probably not get on the computer once I get home. Still no e-mail on the schedule... 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

  • Made it to Friday!

    10/18/2019 11:44:52 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I was able to get a good night's sleep and some extended sleep once I knew Maegann was up and getting ready for school. Isaac slept in until about 10 and the day of "check your boundaries" was in motion. I pray that this will click for him at some point as it is a huge part of his social ... Read more

  • Day 176

    10/18/2019 5:55:06 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    All green on my Versa, achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps for today. Got in a great Shoulders and 5 min Air Bike then Arms (Biceps/Triceps) Drop Sets and 10 min turf walk. Think this week I'll do 5 min turf sprints on Tues and Thurs then Mon, Wed, and Fri will be 10 min turf wal... 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

  • 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

  • Who Let the Drama Back In?

    10/17/2019 9:41:40 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This time the drama creator is named Isaac. Last night he came back from open gym frustrated because the coach put him with the group who hadn't made a team last year. Now, it isn't the coaches fault that the other sophomores who also hadn't made a team weren't there last night, but you'd th... Read more

  • Day 175

    10/17/2019 7:47:57 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Almost all green on my Versa just going to miss active minutes but achieved my steps per hour and have over 15K steps for today. Macros were a little off today but had fast food for breakfast then ate at a Mexican resturant on the way home after my eye appointment we went to Pawhuska OK then to a y... 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

  • A New Beginning - October 17

    10/17/2019 12:39:06 PM, by XME501

    I had wanted to follow Chris's challenge to do 10 minutes of exercise each day and then to post a new picture. Even put my camera in my purse so I would have it - if I saw something photo worthy. However, have been struggling the past couple of weeks with leg cramps. Had a desk job for about... Read more

  • A New Beginning - October 17

    10/17/2019 12:36:01 PM, by XME501

    I had wanted to follow Chris's challenge to do 10 minutes of exercise each day and then to post a new picture. Even put my camera in my purse so I would have it - if I saw something photo worthy. However, have been struggling the past couple of weeks with leg cramps. Had a desk job for about... Read more

  • Send More Days Like This My Way Please!

    10/16/2019 7:36:50 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Wondering what may come tomorrow as today has been completely drama free! Just enjoying it while I can. So, here's how the day has gone: 296 ladies Bible study 528 paid work 17 email - reading and cleaning out 272 watched the next episode of "When Hope Comes Calling" while I w... Read more

  • Day 174

    10/16/2019 7:19:05 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Almost all green on my Versa just might miss active minutes but achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps today. Got in a great double workout today went to the gym early enough to get both workouts in today. Macros were better today just a little bit more carbs than protein and fats s... 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

  • it's wednesday

    10/16/2019 6:48:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool fall day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. I had an incredible workout at the gym this morning. both budgie birds say cheep ,cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • I gotta keep going

    10/16/2019 2:34:03 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I am thinking I might need this reminder for the rest of this week...well until my next official weigh-in on Saturday. Yes I survived our 14-hour power outage (yes it was longer then originally planned). BUT I will admit that I ate some things that I shouldn't...mainly a mini bag of che... Read more

  • Trip to San Diego to see my Marine

    10/16/2019 8:31:04 AM, by RUNNER4LIFE08

    Trying to get back into the swing of things after a weeks long vacation out in beautiful San Diego! We toured numerous beaches, National monuments, Old Town, hiked Torrey Pines, toured USS Midway, ate lots of good Mexican, etc.... Everyday was full of lots of walking as we filled each da... Read more

  • Kicking Insomnia to the Curb!

    10/15/2019 10:49:06 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Another day is quickly closing, but honestly it feels like it should be much further into the week than Tuesday. 102 A solid night of sleep & a morning nap. 341 Picked up some groceries. 542 Cleaned up the kitchen. 387 Got some last minute things done for the client meeting. ... Read more

  • Day 173

    10/15/2019 7:23:44 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Almost all green on my Versa just might miss active minutes but achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps for today. Versa battery is at 39% so will charge it a little later tonight. Change in plan for tomorrow will see where I'm at time wise after I get done with my Chest and 5 min Ai... Read more

  • Power Outage

    10/15/2019 6:46:05 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    For some dumb reason the Southern California Edison Company has decided to turn our power off today, so they can do maintenance. How many times in one season does an electric company really need to do maintenance? Well let's just say that I ain't looking forward to work today. I am up early t... Read more

  • Amazing What a Difference Rest Makes!

    10/14/2019 11:25:41 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I actually slept a full six hours last night! I did momentarily know when Maegann came in and got Auggie, but drifted right back off. I did catch another couple of hours once Isaac was off for school and I felt rested for the first time in a week. I got busy on my to do list and this... Read more

  • Day 172

    10/14/2019 7:18:38 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    All green on my Versa, achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps for today. Got in a great Legs Circuit and 10 min air bike. After a gym rest day tomorrow it's a double workout on Wednesday then after another gym rest day on Thursday it's a double workout on Friday. Macros were good to... Read more

  • 5% challenge: Goals for this Week

    10/14/2019 1:17:45 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Gonna try to set little goals every week, so I don't freak myself out with just looking at a huge goal for the end. Usually huge goals look impossible with me telling myself..its to hard or that will take "forever" and will have me giving up before I get anywhere close to goal. 1. Clean o... Read more

  • Day 171

    10/13/2019 9:11:31 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Almost all green on my Versa just might miss active minutes but achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps today. Tomorrow's workout plan is Legs Circuit and 10 min air bike. Did Ok on Macros today Fat was high and had more grams of carbs than protein today. Sent my weekly check in to C... Read more

  • Trip into town yesterday...for food

    10/13/2019 6:04:03 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    First time I have bought flour or sugar in years. But I needed it to make a pineapple upside down cake for somebody else on the 18th. But do you see all those lemons :) I can't resist adding mushrooms into a homemade veggie soup Haven't tried cilantro in years, but I got some to g... Read more

  • Guess What? NO Drama!

    10/13/2019 4:36:05 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Worship this morning was much needed. The next message in the current Mission Possible series was about Jesus' job description and how that is our job description as well. It was an interesting way to look at things and a reminder that if we feel that strong nudge we need to act on it. I... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/13/2019 11:23:32 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. my mom says thanks for the birthday wishes. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Drama --- Please Leave for Awhile!

    10/12/2019 11:04:03 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today my armor even added extra shielding as I made sure my Pandora station was dialed in to Selah and MercyMe. Kept me calmer while the chaos was still swirling around me. Just more of the young love saga. My list today is still mostly unchecked. I only got through about 70% of the... Read more

  • Day 170

    10/12/2019 8:01:31 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Almost all green on my Versa just might miss active minutes but achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps for today. Did good on Macro's today Protein was higher than Carbs but Fat was still way up. After I complete my food log tomorrow I'll send my Weekly summary to coach. I ended up ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/12/2019 10:53:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's my mom's birthday today! my daughter and i are at my parents' place to celebrate the day. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge: 2nd Offical Weigh-in

    10/12/2019 8:40:44 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Well its seems that I got frustrated/ whiny yesterday for nothing. The official weigh-in for my challenge team is Saturday. So seeing as I was awake after midnight I weighed myself before falling asleep. I was pleasantly surprised with a number. I woke up a little after 5am, which is around the... Read more

  • Sleep ..... Where Have You Gone?

    10/11/2019 10:59:06 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET why did that thought have to come up today?! 198 A reminder that I do have to get rest and it's been in short supply this week. Thankfully tomorrow nobody has to be anywhere until 11 so we can sleep in without an alarm. I think Tim will be up early as he's going to help We... 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

  • I Hate the Yo-Yo

    10/11/2019 5:27:09 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Grandma had given me & my younger brothers all yo-yo's for Christmas when we were little kids. We had fun for awhile moving the hard piece of plastic up and down the string. But like alot of toys, the yo-yo became boring. I don't remember playing with it much after the next year. I think Dad h... Read more

  • Day 169

    10/11/2019 5:13:20 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Almost all green on my Versa just might miss active minutes but achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps for today. Great workout this morning. Plan is to get into the gym 3 days next week but get in all 5 workouts with a couple double workout days. Schedule was published before 3PM t... 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

  • 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

  • Tired is my Middle Name

    10/10/2019 6:15:58 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Seems like each time things calm down around here with the kids another storm makes its appearance. No wonder I'm dragging! Oh wait....I haven't been sleeping well either. 198 This too will work itself out. I knew I was tired this morning so I rescheduled a client meeting to next... Read more

  • Thursday's Breakfast Drink

    10/10/2019 1:04:05 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I didn't add to much of the mixed fruit, but enough strawberries to give it a slight pinkish color. Mostly I tasted coconut from the milk. I love this almond/coconut milk combination. I have to remember to add it to my shopping list. So far this morning I am feeling better...still got ... Read more

  • Day 168

    10/10/2019 12:36:46 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Writing early so unsure if I'll go all green just might miss active minutes but will achieve my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps today. Got in a fabulous Shoulders Circuit and 5 min Stair Master HIIT. Tomorrow's workout plan is Arms and 10 min on Assault Bike. Charged my Versa this mornin... Read more

  • Dental "Fun" is Finished

    10/9/2019 11:32:39 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today did not go quite as planned because of another less than restful night. I chose to stay home this morning from Bible study. I knew I'd fall asleep in the quiet of the video! Instead I slept for a few hours and then cleaned up the kitchen, went through email and then it was time to hea... Read more

  • Day 167

    10/9/2019 10:14:37 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Almost all green on my Versa just might miss active minutes but acheived my steps per hour goal and have 15K steps for today. Got in a great Back and 10 min rowing machine row this morning. Tomorrow's plan is Shoulders Circuit and 5 min HIIT probably will get on the stair master. I'm still in 3rd p... 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

  • 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

  • it's wednesday

    10/9/2019 5:06:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym this morning and i feel amazing! my daughter says hi. on friday, just the two of us are going out for dinner. then on saturday, we are going out with both of my parents to celebrate my mom's birthday. i spent some time at niagara falls, on the canadian side, yesterda... Read more

  • Tuesday is in the Books

    10/9/2019 12:17:56 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I could not get to sleep last night and finally drifted off about 2:30. After the kids were gone I fell asleep easily on the sofa and didn't wake up until 10. I got my paid work emails taken care of and then had breakfast/lunch. Next up was Bible study lesson and then I got things ready for... Read more

  • 5% Challenge: The Hardest Part

    10/8/2019 11:33:56 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    The people in this challenge are great, I love reading their spark pages. Sparkpeople is now the first website I check every morning. I like starting the day seeing how many team points that I can get. It's fun to search Google for a motivational quote to leave on the team page. But I can't seem t... 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

  • Day 166

    10/8/2019 6:48:05 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    All green on my Versa, achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps for today. Great Chest circuit but think instead of resting between rounds I'm supposed to complete all 5 rounds then rest before moving on to the last exercise. Tomorrow's workout plan is Back and 10 min cardio unsure of... Read more

  • A Wonderful Monday

    10/7/2019 7:40:33 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I ended up having most of the afternoon to myself today as Maegann went to spend time with her friend Kim. I miss not having our 1:1 time, but with Tim gone this week there will be other chances in the evening hours. I did get a couple of things done in that time. 387 answered paid wor... Read more

  • Day 6: Popping exercise into the pockets of my day

    10/7/2019 6:46:21 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Well, chugging along. My eating window is closed. I haven't been consistent with calorie logging so far, but that can be my next hurdle. Right now, it's no junk, stay within eating window. It's funny how when you set small goals for yourself, and you achieve them, you start to feel better. As a... Read more

  • Day 165

    10/7/2019 6:25:53 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Almost all green on my Versa just might miss active minutes but achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps for today. Got in a fabulous first workout written by coach. Tomorrow's workout plan is Chest Circuit and 5 min HIIT. Have my weekly summary filled out for today. Scale was up 2.2#... Read more

  • it's monday

    10/7/2019 5:58:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym today. my daughter did really well on two tests she had at school today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a marvelous day, everyone!... Read more

  • Cold Season== Weight loss

    10/7/2019 2:50:24 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I had weighed myself on Saturday for the start of the 5% challenge group and I was at 200#. This morning I decided to check weight again..even though we don't officially have to weigh in until next Saturday. Well this morning I was pleasantly surprised when the scale said 197.2#. Of course I real... Read more

  • Reminder I have too much to lose!

    10/7/2019 2:03:06 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am 27.8 lighter than this time last year. Lately, my weight is inching upward and I seem to lose focus. And at times I seem to lose my mind! Saturday night we were at a party with a huge potluck and so much great food. I immediately dropped my defenses and ate everything I wanted - appetizers, mai... Read more

  • Day 164

    10/6/2019 8:19:21 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Almost all green on my Versa just might miss active minutes but achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps for today. Tomorrow's workout plan is Legs and 15 min treadmill walk. Think I'll save my training to my One Drive then I can track from my phone too. Scale is still up just a littl... Read more

  • Great Afternoon of Football

    10/6/2019 8:11:11 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    He's in the waiting. That was the overall theme of the message this morning at worship. Very good message. Once home I got settled in for an afternoon of football. I was happy to find the Raiders game being broadcast and I enjoyed hearing "They are just dominating this game on offense ... Read more

  • Day 5: Keeping to the rules, sprinkling in some exercise & fun

    10/6/2019 5:33:18 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Day 5... Well, my eating window closes in an hour. Dinner is on the stove/in the oven, and I will close up another successful day. I stayed within my eating window, and I didn't eat any junk food. I made it to the gym both days this weekend, and ran on the elliptical for more than 6 miles. T... Read more

  • Meals in the EDR (Employee Dining Room)

    10/6/2019 4:32:11 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    1. Eat to live, or Live to eat 2. Only eat when hungry. I have seen both of those statements/quotes/mantras (whatever you want to call them) many times throughout my life. 1. Is one of your first thoughts of the day..."oh boy time to eat, what will I have today" the minute you wak... Read more

  • Day 4: Weigh in for 5% Challenge

    10/5/2019 9:48:47 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Today, I weighed in for my initial weight, and the scale went up again. *sigh Of course, I could bury my head in the sand, or go to the store and buy a bunch of junk, shovel it in and say... forget this. But instead, I laced up my sneakers, hit the gym. I did 45 minutes / 3 miles on the el... Read more

  • Day 163

    10/5/2019 7:52:04 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Almost all green on my Versa just going to miss active minutes and came up 30 steps shy of achieving my steps per hour goal but have over 15K steps for today. Would've had them if I didn't reset my tracker then uninstalled and reinstalled it but should've waited until after church to do it instead o... Read more

  • Checking Things Off the List

    10/5/2019 7:25:37 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I don't know that I completely stuck to my planned to do list for the day, but I did get some things done that have been staring at me off the page for too long. 528 bank accounts reconciled 542 cleaning - kitchen and master bath 207 put contact paper down on the master bath counte... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/5/2019 2:37:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a great day, everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge - Day 1

    10/5/2019 12:09:33 PM, by KALISWALKER

    249 The Fall 5% Challenge has started! I am filling up my water bottles and getting out walking. I weighed in this morning and am up a bit, but recorded it. Yesterday I had a beef dip for lunch, and that likely was salty, so maybe a little water retention. Today I received an email with ... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge: measurements & picture OH MY!

    10/5/2019 9:48:02 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    249 I had to reset my weight tracker this morning on my page to start this new challenge group. While I was doing that, I noticed some old measurements that I took in August 2013. Waist...43.5" Hips...47" Thighs...25" I decided to update those same measurements today.. Waist...49... Read more

  • Hallmark, Work & Less Leg Pain!

    10/4/2019 11:24:56 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Saw everyone off to their various locations this morning and then fell asleep on the sofa for another 90 minutes or so. I've still been yawning all day. Yes...Ellsworth had up a couple of times, but I think the Benadryl helped him sleep longer in between. Once up and around, I did my us... Read more

  • Day 162

    10/4/2019 10:33:37 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Food was decent today but still need to work on the water which is easy now that I'm home. Plan is to get into the gym all 5 days this week and will figure out how I'm going to track my new workouts tomorrow. Also will have to figure out how to send my food journal to coach. Might just copy the prin... Read more

  • Day 3: Always the hardest

    10/4/2019 9:23:34 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    I feel like once I can get past day three, I can do anything. I'm sticking to my two baby steps... No eating after 6:30 PM, no junk food (according to my current junk food list). Thins are nowhere near perfect, but they don't have to be. Two steps this week. Consistency is key. I will pow... Read more

  • Breakfast

    10/4/2019 11:22:31 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    A friend that moved away from Death Valley gave me the bag of Potato o'Brien, and I am slowly using them up. My old roommate left the can chicken behind. I also added 2 eggs into this and mixed everything together. This was Tuesday's breakfast and it was pretty tasty. Actually my old roommate ... Read more

  • Still yawning from the massage

    10/3/2019 10:13:52 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Another night of Ellsworth getting me up 2-3 times so woke up tired. Thankfully I was able to nap once the house was empty and got in a solid 90 minutes before my alarm went off. I got a few things done around the house until it was time to leave for my massage. So relaxing, ye... Read more

  • Day 161

    10/3/2019 9:09:03 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Food good once again but still can improve on my water. Back home tomorrow so back to a normal routine. Took a bunch of photos so will take time this weekend to get the photos from my phone to my computer.... Read more

  • Day 2: Then and Now

    10/3/2019 7:16:41 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    All the feels hit me today! It's that kind of day. The first *cold* day of the year... wet, rainy... gets you thinking about the then... and I can't help but to compare it to the now. As I said yesterday, I feel that I've wasted my year. Maybe in the sense of the scale, I have. I definitely hav... Read more

  • 5% Challenge: Accountable

    10/3/2019 3:53:01 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Being accountable is more than just being responsible for something—it's also, ultimately being answerable for your actions. To hold yourself accountable, you must find the motivation to do difficult things. Don't just set it and forget it, when it comes to any goal that you want. Remind yourself re... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/3/2019 3:26:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym today and i feel amazing! my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • 10/3/19 - Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitm

    10/3/2019 11:21:58 AM, by DRAGONPRYF

    I'm having a hard time with this one today. I woke up 3lbs heavier than I went to bed. People say not to weight everyday but I'm keeping a record to see if its something I am eating. It might be water weight. We shall see. I've been blowing my portion control so it might just be me. Today ... Read more

  • Trust -- Not always easy

    10/2/2019 11:46:19 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    That was the overall theme of our study this morning.... trust. We discussed how often we are like the 10 spies who went to check out the promised land and came back saying "nope...we can't go because there's huge people over there" instead of being like the 2 (Caleb and Joshua) who said "No ... Read more

  • Day 160

    10/2/2019 9:54:42 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Food was good again today just need to get more water in. Took lots more photos and will get them off my phone when I get home. Out of town so keeping this short. Back to normal either Saturday or Sunday.... Read more

  • Day 1 All Over Again

    10/2/2019 5:50:22 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    So I will begin this new journey with new ambitions, new outlooks, and renewed motivation. Hi, I'm Emily, and I'm a food-a-holic. I've been on Sparkpeople for two years and 3 months without "giving up" and *completely* reverting back to my old ways. I had a log in streak of over 675 days ... Read more

  • Fall 5%Challenge: Exercise Commitment

    10/2/2019 2:43:15 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    This challenge will only last 8 weeks from October 5th-- November 30th. Plenty of time to get into the groove of moving my butt and keep it moving after this challenge ends. For days when I am down with a cold (like today) and don't wanna do anything I don't really have to do (except go to work a... Read more

  • Watching HIS Hand Work

    10/2/2019 12:07:12 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Not much happened around here today. 528 paid work 296 Bible study lessons 579 supper 272 watched Dancing with the Stars & The Voice while Sparking Tim worked from home today, but thankfully we were both able to get a lot of needed paid work done. One of the inspectors cam... Read more

  • Day 159

    10/1/2019 8:20:43 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    Food was good today but still need to get more water in. Need to figure out when I get home the best way to track my workouts. Took 50 photos so far but need to figure out how to get them to my Surface Pro.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/1/2019 7:20:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    it rained quite a bit earlier this afternoon here. now it is just cloudy and warm outside. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Three Months To Go

    10/1/2019 4:24:23 PM, by PAMBROWN62

    …until the end of 2019. My goodness this year sped by. I cannot believe it is October, already. In January I started the year with the goal in mind of being at maintenance by the end of this year. Little did I know that my weight loss would slow to a crawl for the first six months of the y... Read more

  • October: Fall 5% Challenge

    10/1/2019 2:10:08 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Every season has it's beauty and Autumn is no exception. Autumn sings to you with the rustle of leaves And breathes on you with spicy scents that flow with the breeze. 465 431 574 774 422 I have joined one of the 5% challenge teams. It seems that they have been around sparkpeople... Read more

  • Ready for 5% Challenge - New Month New Goals

    10/1/2019 12:37:54 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today I am detailing my fitness and diet plans/menus, and assigning time slots. I haven't selected a gym so my default the recreation center gym with a swimming pool. It's a new month, a fresh start so I am starting my 5% Challenge lifestyle today. My next weight goal is 190 pounds by Oct. 29, ... Read more

  • October Goals

    10/1/2019 6:35:59 AM, by DESKJOCKEY925

    Hoping to build these goals into Habits. 4 Change up my eating habits a little. 5501/2 plate of veggies each meal 181 Wine will be limited to 1 glass 3 days a week 274 Iced Green Tea with Lemon and Mint (64 ... Read more

  • Mild Monday

    10/1/2019 12:06:23 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    My day started at an IEP meeting at the high school. The result is that Isaac will have a 1:1 full-time aide in a couple of weeks. This should help with the social/communication issues we've had in different areas of the day. Once home I got my work emails taken care of before moving... Read more

  • Day 157 & 158

    9/30/2019 8:30:58 PM, by MACRATDOLL

    On vacation so steps and stuff on my Versa isn't what it normally is. Versa battery is @ 49%so charging now. Updated my macros on both the website and app. Saturday begins the Fall 5% challenge on Spark People. So far so good on my food plan but need to drink more water. Now that I figured out how t... Read more

  • Will my mini-cycler prove that my Fitbit is useless?

    9/30/2019 1:37:15 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Recently I ordered a new mini-cycler exercise machine from Amazon. It can actually be used to exercise your legs or arms. But if you are just interested in leg exercises, just beware that if you are only pedaling with your legs then it won't count on your Fitbit. Now if you rest your hands on... Read more

  • Spark 10 - Day Two

    9/30/2019 12:21:10 PM, by XME501

    Forgot to take my camera with me yesterday - but will try to remember today. Have done my 10 minutes of exercise. 244... Read more

  • Day 272: Sep 30 Task Plan

    9/30/2019 10:08:13 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    Yesterday was a great return to this particular routine. With this skeleton ‘schedule’, I was able to focus and accomplish more when I became tired and disoriented through the day. I have a new walker in anticipation of putting a bit of body weight on my leg later this week 244 …a bit ….bu... Read more

  • Quiet Sunday

    9/29/2019 11:00:50 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    The sermon today was on brokenness and I enjoyed it twice. Once at church and again in between football games with the family. That was pretty much my day other than working on my jigsaw puzzle during the games. Made a lot of progress on it! Football was good... my Raiders won an... Read more

  • What’s Your Secret?

    9/29/2019 6:53:40 PM, by PAMBROWN62

    Yesterday, a former co-worker came into the store. I was working cashier. She commented on my weight loss. She said, “I didn’t recognize you.” That felt good. She asked the usual questions, how much, how long, etc. Then she asked this one, “What’s your secret?” I told her MY secret.... Read more

  • Day 271: Sep 29 Task Plan

    9/29/2019 2:38:05 PM, by DOLLFACEDX

    Well, it's been awhile. In the meantime, I enjoyed a thoroughly entertaining adventure exploring Colorado - a Narrow Gauge Railroad ride, discovering old west towns, transiting an ice tunnel, exploring a few ghost town sites, off-roading in some truly lovely scenery, investigating old mines across ... Read more

  • Spark 10 - Day One

    9/29/2019 1:20:51 PM, by XME501

    Well, a new challenge. Will see how long I can do this. First the 10 minutes of exercise - and then a photo for the day. OK - did my 10 minutes of exercise - one of Nicolle's videos. Now, to take a photo for the day. Need to get to the grocery store for a few things so will take one w... Read more