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    1/26/2020 11:23:34 AM, by POSEY440

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    1/26/2020 11:19:36 AM, by POSEY440

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  • Waiting for granddaughter coming today

    1/25/2020 11:39:42 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- babysat my dd's children with DH last night. It was great fun. They are 5 and soon 8. My GS age 5 is reading. He was excited to read a book to us. I was amazed. He is one smart little boy. His sister is getting older and took me aside. Nana - I want you to be with me. So I went ... Read more

  • The Ghost of Diets Past

    1/25/2020 8:10:08 AM, by SGAR36

    I planned my meals, as I packed it in my lunch box the first diet ghost showed up (Too Much Work). I planned to take a walk prior to work the second ghost showed up ( Not enough time), I enter my home, and the third ghost shows up, ( You Only Going to Last a month. It hurts when they show up ... Read more

  • Had a wonderful sleep -

    1/24/2020 10:44:16 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- with a good sleep - I see a brightness in the day. DH is busy actually cleaning out his office and throwing away or giving away stuff. This is big b/c he has a tendency to hoard. He got up this morning and said it was time. I thought fabulous. He is trying very hard to adapt to hi... Read more

  • Loss

    1/23/2020 5:09:18 PM, by POSEY440

    Have lot of friends here so wanted to share, my son 45 passed away yesterday, kind of a fog about it n more to come... Read more

  • Looking back

    1/23/2020 3:49:17 PM, by SUZIEQIAM

    While sitting here thinking how long I have been a Sparker, I think back when I first started, the struggles I went through were nothing like I go through now.. 10 years can do a lot to a person physically. SparkPeople has helped me in so many ways as long as I would log in and keep track of ever... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/23/2020 1:05:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm feeling a lot better today. my daughter just has one exam today and she is done for the day. she is well prepared for it and for her other exams, too.both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! Have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Welcome 2020

    1/23/2020 7:33:35 AM, by FIT4HZGLORY

    New Year, New Mind, New Focus Let's make this a wonderful and heathy year by focusing on what is good and right for us to get healthy and to maintain our health! 104 9 381... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/22/2020 2:10:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter finished one of her final exams this morning. she has another final exam tomorrow, one more on friday and then one final exam next monday. then she starts the second semester next thursday. she is on a semestered system at her high school. she has four subjects from september to january... Read more

  • I made a decision to take charge of my program again

    1/22/2020 10:21:11 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- I worry about my family and issues they have. I must let go. My DH is still having issues with adjusting to his retirement. My DS now is solving his marriage problems with trying to appease my DIL with anything she wants. DIL needs therapy. I must let go. Those two have proven over ... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/20/2020 1:32:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    i've come down with a slight cold. i am taking it easy and drinking plenty of fluids. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Low carb meal

    1/20/2020 10:28:10 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I tried some butternut squash noodles last night for supper. I put it with onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and sliced roast beef (sandwich kind). I used canola oil spray is all that I used. I didn't use any seasoning in the dish. It tasted good. But the smell later kind of reminded me of apple... Read more

  • woke up this morning and decided to make it positive.

    1/20/2020 9:38:19 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I work up with aches and pains in my neck and shoulders. I have not been sleeping well. Last night, I slept too deep like I woke up with a hang over. Not from too much food or lack of exercise- I just think my body took on too much stress this month and my body is reacting. It take... Read more

  • Great Walk

    1/19/2020 9:16:22 AM, by POSEY440

    Had great walk yesterday seems calories are low for a 4 miles walk. ... Read more

  • Busy Saturday

    1/18/2020 12:02:59 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- we got our son's car back. The auto body guy did many things to save us money. Since the car was 2011 - he used good used parts. The car looks like new except the inside. DH has volunteered to do the detailing. He is good at it but I was surprised he wanted to do it. The inside ... Read more

  • My weird craving

    1/16/2020 8:04:52 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    To me, the type of craving that I have is weird. I have been craving lemons. Not the fruit but any food that has lemon in it. Its not in a drink but in food. Yesterday I got something that has lemon in in. Lemon Cream Oreos. I know that its junk food but it has helped me a bit with the craving. I am... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/16/2020 5:14:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    i helped a good friend of mine to get some groceries today. i am heading for a long walk in a while. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • learning to forgive

    1/16/2020 2:05:27 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon- Monday - my DH told me that he bought baseball tickets for 6 members of our family without talking to me first. He also told my SIL about the tickets and the event. SIL thought it was great. I am about to go to the gym and he lays the bomb on me. I say to him why did you decide ... Read more

  • A walk in the park

    1/15/2020 9:09:53 PM, by BJOMOMMA

    Took the dog for a good walk in the park today. So nice out today. Drank all my water. Low on calories, but not worrying about that, for sure. All in all, a good day... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/15/2020 2:13:22 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am having a relaxing day today. i go back to the gym starting this friday. i took a break from it over the holidays. my daughter is doing well and says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/14/2020 3:30:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    the program that I am in for depression and anxiety is going well. I am enjoying the program so far. I like to learn new things and I am discovering that I like to be around people more than I used to. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • I'm back

    1/13/2020 11:16:27 AM, by TAMPABOOKWORM

    Weight has inched back up over the last year and a half, so it's time to get back on track. This sure it's very different now, trying to get used to it.... Read more

  • Sunday Walk

    1/12/2020 12:36:27 PM, by POSEY440

    Had great walk esrly this am makes my day. ... Read more

  • Life is hard, Losing weight is harder! Doesn't have to be!

    1/11/2020 8:46:36 PM, by PITTYPAT58

    That is a true statement! Life can be tough sometimes, and that is what makes losing weight ever harder. We go to work, day in and day out, it's such a routine, just like brushing our teeth, but it seems we can't get our health in order. Life throws us so many curve balls that can der... Read more

  • finally got some good sleep

    1/11/2020 8:25:46 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- life has been a challenge in many more ways than I would have believed at this stage of my life. Talked to DS yesterday - he is upbeat about his car being fixed. He is going to drive it down slowly b/c it is drivable but needs the front end fixed. We talked to our autobody guy who i... Read more

  • TG I am a strong person

    1/10/2020 2:20:02 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon- yesterday could have turned into a nightmare. DS & DIL had such a vile fight. DS called me up so very upset. He told me what she said and it was vile. I got upset that someone could talk to another person that way. DIL takes off with the baby again. He is left alone with no tr... Read more

  • BLC42 SMART Goals

    1/10/2020 11:45:40 AM, by ALLEYCATPA

    SMART Goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. My goals for this round are: 311 Exercise five days per week, at least 20 min per session. Ideally I'd like to do 3 cardio and 2 ST sessions, but we'll see how that works out. 550 Track every BLT at least five ... Read more

  • Merry Belated Christmas and Happy New Year 2020

    1/9/2020 2:16:39 PM, by DARKONYX98

    Greetings fellow sparkers!! Hope everyone had a great Christmas and a safe New Year!! Here's to 2020!!! Let's make this the best year ever!!!! I realize that it's been awhile since my last post. July of last year. I apologize for that. I don't always get to be on my laptop much beca... Read more

  • off to the gym

    1/9/2020 6:38:53 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I did not sleep well last night. Cedar Fever is bad here - (allergies). My eyes water - I take over the counter medicine- then it dries out my eyes and sinuses too much. But I hate the watering eyes, so on the days it is bad I take medication. I was out raking leaves yesterday for ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/8/2020 5:12:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    I have signed up for a program that helps people with depression and anxiety. so far I am enjoying it. it is interesting and inspiring. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • I do not fear the scale, the scale fears me.

    1/8/2020 10:18:18 AM, by SGAR36

    I am keeping it low tech, light resistances, clean eating, and walking. So far 20 pounds down.... Read more

  • My concern did not happen

    1/8/2020 9:31:46 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- I have had much stress lately. I get worried that this stress can impact my weight and I gain weight - water retention or whatever. It is something that my body used to do - gain weight from chronic stress without eating junk food. But I weighed in today to see, I have not gained w... Read more

  • Days 3 and 4~~2020

    1/7/2020 7:25:36 PM, by PITTYPAT58

    Day 3 was an awesome day, I was up bright and early..got in a 30 minute walk with Leslie and did 30 minutes of free dancing. LOL, I am one of those people who love to dance, and I will dance whenever I get the chance, which is not too often these days. I love any kind of music, when I danc... Read more

  • a new day

    1/7/2020 2:14:33 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! getting in plenty of exercise throughout the day today. I joined a jump rope challenge and I am enjoying it so far. I like to do different exercises. I find It keeps me motivated and inspired. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Tater tots hot dish

    1/7/2020 8:40:39 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    This is what I made last night that had some of my cravings in one. Tater tot hot dish. The base is 2 pounds of 80/20 ground beef, 8 ounces of diced onions (I buy them chopped up from Walmart), 3 cans of cream of mushroom soup (I added a can worth of water to thin it out a bit), enough tater tots... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/6/2020 1:52:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter and i had a great time at the museum that we went to on saturday. both of us got quite a few presents for christmas. she is back to school today and she says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • good call this morning

    1/6/2020 10:38:36 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- talked to son for nearly an hour. He says he finally made the decision to divorce his wife. He says my PTSD is happening more and more due to the yelling and scream in my home. It is not good for my daughter. It is not good for me. DIL does not want to go to counseling. I am going ... Read more

  • Beef and noodles

    1/6/2020 9:02:38 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I fixed beef and noodles in the crockpot. I started the beef in the crockpot Thursday night. The noodles and beef broth in the next morning and it was good. I put some sour cream on top and it was good too. I also made a pizza with sliced roast beef and barbecue sauce. I have 1 slice of that left... Read more

  • Day 2~~2020

    1/5/2020 2:34:39 PM, by PITTYPAT58

    So far today has been a decent day. Got in a 2 mile walk this morning before I even got dressed..lol Have my shopping done for the week, and chili is in the crockpot for dinner. Have a few things I need to food prep for my lunches this week (blah, did I really just say that?) I have b... Read more

  • Beating my biggest fear

    1/5/2020 9:59:55 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- I have struggled with my program due to stress from family over the years. DH's former career, his adjustment to retirement, my adjustment to his retirement, my children - mostly my son with his PTSD issues, his marriage issues. My main concern has always been my grand children. I h... Read more

  • Day 1 (2020) Journal Entry

    1/4/2020 7:28:28 PM, by PITTYPAT58

    Well as the day winds down I am here to reflect on my day.. I was not all that bad, but then usually the first day goes pretty good, Right? I checked my sugar, it was 115 at about 3 pm today, so that is not bad at all..I do not check it daily so my next check will be Tuesday, but fasting. ... Read more

  • My weight journal

    1/4/2020 12:59:20 PM, by PITTYPAT58

    This is where I am going to log my weight loss journey.. All the ups and all the downs.. All the struggles and all the accomplishments. All the good and all the ugly. I cannot believe I have let myself go so far, I just kept saying "I will start Monday" over and over again, well ... Read more

  • as the world turns!

    1/4/2020 10:33:09 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I am trying to stay out of my DS's marriage problems. He calls me this morning. He had a terrible PTSD night mare and kicked his wife in her sleep. She went ballistic. She shames him and calls him names. He is so shamed himself already. she gets up - packs a bag and leaves him w... Read more

  • I can do hard things

    1/4/2020 12:04:08 AM, by CARRILU

    I lost my fitbit! I'm so bummed, I took it off to shower and was sure it was just mixed in with the clothes but now I'm wondering if it fell into the trashcan...I'm super sad. The good news is I have managed to get in a few walks and workouts anyway even with the silly thought that, "they won't cou... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/3/2020 1:18:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a nice mild day here today. tomorrow, my daughter and i are going to a big museum. i know that we will both have fun! both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • frustration this morning

    1/3/2020 7:42:46 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- TG Dh is talking down lights today. He has been doing his chores really fast and then he lays on couch watching college football and just eats popcorn all day. It is air popcorn, but the smell and the constant eating is getting to me. We have talked about it. I go to another room but... Read more

  • NOT HIDING

    1/2/2020 10:08:17 PM, by SGAR36

    I realize while exercising this morning I used my weight as a shield. I used the unhealthy food I was eating, as a weapon. The only person I eliminate was me, I hurt myself over and over with this self destructive behavior. I am not hiding in my car behind food anymore.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/2/2020 3:33:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    happy new year everyone! my daughter says hi. she is enjoying her break from school. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • got back from gym - great work out

    1/2/2020 10:28:17 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I feel great. I always feel more positive, confident and in control when I exercise. DH actually came to gym when he said that he was not. He has lots of errands to run today. That will keep him busy and then he is going to start taking down Christmas lights. Today I am focused on m... Read more

  • Happy New Year!!

    1/1/2020 11:40:35 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- Today things are going so much better. Dh realized that he was too needy but it did not happen until around 6 pm when I announced that I need some alone time. I went to read and just chill for the rest of the evening. DH watched college football. I slept all night through and slep... Read more

  • Bring on 2020

    12/31/2019 7:46:40 PM, by METZGIRL75

    Hi everyone!!!! It has been a while since I last posted. I haven't totally fallen off the wagon, but wasn't doing very well driving it either. LOL December/Christmas are very stressful times for me. The Hubs works really crazy hours and doesn't always get holidays off, so because of that we d... Read more

  • Happy NEW YEAR

    12/31/2019 10:42:57 AM, by POSEY440

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  • Sad end to my 2019

    12/31/2019 8:19:44 AM, by NANALULU2

    I have not been around much for the past month or so. My dad took ill and passed on 12/23/19. He was 87 years young and my hero. So with the proper amount of mourning for the loss of my father I will join my sparkpeople team soon.... Read more

  • I was hoping for time alone- but DH just got up

    12/31/2019 7:49:19 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning- I am learning to be flexible. I have a plan for my day. DH wants to start taking down Christmas ornaments. I do not mind at this point. My Christmas tree does not look as fresh as it did. I have lots of ornaments under the tree due to grand kids and presents. So I agreed to work... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/30/2019 3:37:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is now underway. my daughter says hi. she is spending some time with one of her friends this afternoon.both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • Wonderful day!!

    12/30/2019 10:31:28 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning! Went to the Y early this morning - had a fabulous workout. Came home just as DH was getting up. I am so glad that I do not wait for him any more. He just left for the Y so I have a couple hours to myself. I cherish this time. I am working on managing my own schedule b/c DH's does... Read more

  • Its Monday.....

    12/30/2019 9:21:08 AM, by ~*~SPUNKI~*~

    Starting this day off a little better, have my coffee and my attitude is on the right track! I can't let the actions of others dictate my daily way of living. Just gonna keep moving on, in my direction... things will fall where they may. I hope you all have a great day!... Read more

  • Reality

    12/29/2019 6:28:07 PM, by ~*~SPUNKI~*~

    My reality is that I have never, and will never have a home life that is conducive to putting myself first. I have to make it happen, and with that being said. It makes me look around. I have a husband who doesn't hold my hand when we go shopping, he walks far behind me. he doesn't even look at t... Read more

  • New Year right around the corner

    12/29/2019 7:23:03 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I got up early and just relaxing - having my coffee - looking at my Christmas lights which will be here a little longer. DH woke up in a great mood -TG. I was trying to work out a schedule that worked for both of us. I have come to the conclusion it was too stressful for me and DH h... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    12/28/2019 1:31:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are taking it easy today. we may go for a long walk later on. it is calling for rain here tomorrow, with a chance of some freezing rain and the rain will continue into monday. my daughter and i are prepared for the weather. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, e... Read more

  • today - for me the new year has started

    12/28/2019 8:04:33 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- I do not get on the scale often, but I got on today. I maintained through all the food in the house and potential stress and drama. Today is the day to pay attention to me. I have lost weight during my trip which ended a month ago. I have lost weight two weeks ago. So I am happy a... Read more