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  • so happy my Gks but...

    6/23/2018 7:33:01 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- got on scale - I am losing again- my Dh is doing well and communicating- my grandkids are coming and we are having a pool party. BUT my DS is once again having marriage problems. DIL takes off every weekend and parties or does whatever and leaves DS with baby. They are supposed to be... Read more

  • Problem getting health aides

    6/22/2018 8:01:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    I need aides for 1 hour morning and 1 hour evening. This is very , very difficult to get. I had a good system for 1 1/2 yrs here at the new home. But it is falling apart. M-F mornings has been the toughest to get aides. And now a person I counted on gave me 2 weeks notice! She needs to c... Read more

  • UPDATE ON THE NEVER ENDING JOURNEY.

    6/22/2018 3:13:41 PM, by TUBLADY

    There has been some changes in my life sine the last blog. Here's a little back ground on my journey so far, This is the picture taken on Christmas eve , 2009. I am wearing my usual black in order to give the illusion of a smaller person. 68 years old, weighing 335 pounds. I would be starting... Read more

  • The Joy of Mastering my Mind

    6/22/2018 11:03:25 AM, by OLDEROWL

    "Knowing others is intelligence, Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, Mastering yourself is true power." Lao Tzu "My brain power depends on my mastery of analyzing in detail what’s happening i... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/22/2018 10:17:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is almost done. i managed to get some more of my online course work done yesterday. i will work on it some more today. it is supposed to be a mostly rainy weekend here. that is okay. there are plenty of activities that can be done indoors. my daughter had a great game yesterday and says... Read more

  • Difference Between Exercise and Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies

    6/21/2018 7:52:35 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    Both are ways I have dealt with stress in the past. Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies-Take me back to a helpless childhood state. They are like a loving embrace and a kiss on the cheek to a child feeling vulnerable, weak and powerless. They calm me at first and then when the sugar crash comes they ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/21/2018 12:46:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    summer is here! hurray! my daughter says hi and she had a great soccer practice yesterday after dinner. today i will be focusing a bit more on my online course work, as i have gotten behind a bit. i am more than halfway done this particular online course i am now in. it is pretty much down to math s... Read more

  • Triggers & Plan

    6/21/2018 12:00:22 PM, by MAUITN

    Trigger situations – Why does every event have to involve food and friends always want to meet out for lunch? Church – Big lunch after the service – I rarely stay for it. Bible Study in private home – Always food Two book clubs – one includes lunch, the other snacks Lunch out at restaur... Read more

  • Dealing with Reality

    6/20/2018 3:59:46 PM, by KGWINDER

    So I was trending downward, then I had a family gathering. Honestly I did a great job staying to healthy food and my total calories was not huge. Around 1400. However, the scales instantly bumped up. My logical brain said - of course there is food in your gut - it will adjust in a few days. But ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/20/2018 10:21:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful day here today! my daughter says hi to all! i will reach the goals i have set for today. when the weather is this nice outside, i find myself heading outdoors more often than staying inside. tonight is soccer practice for my daughter and she is looking forward to it. all of the bir... Read more

  • My Why!

    6/20/2018 8:58:27 AM, by MAUITN

    It actually took me a while to come up with 10 reasons why I want to lose weight. The first 6 were easy but I finally did it and found the last one of the more important ones 1. To not be a burden on my nieces 2. To have less pain/strain on my joints and back 3. To be as active for as long... Read more

  • DIY Niacinamide Spray for Crepey Skln

    6/19/2018 1:44:22 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    HI my lovely Sparkers! Today's share is a DIY Niacinamide Spray I make and use, that has been helpful in reducing the dun dun dun...dread Crepe Skin of Menopause. Niacinamide is the active form of Niacin. They are both considered to be B3, a water soluble vitamin. But why put it directly... Read more

  • Vision Board (June 2018)

    6/19/2018 1:10:22 PM, by ONEDOGLVR

    I decided to do a vision board. I did a small one. I put it on my bedroom door so I see it every day. I see it when I’m first getting up and when I’m going to bed. It has proved to be motivational and it makes me smile. Here it is: As I am just getting into yoga I have incorporated... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/19/2018 12:18:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    this is the first day in a long time where i am not sore on my left leg or hip areas. i feel really good today and i will be going for a long walk in the afternoon. it is not as hot and humid here today as it was the other day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific d... Read more

  • another challenging day yesterday

    6/19/2018 5:34:36 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- after my work out yesterday morning- my car started acting up. I have a hybrid - bought in 2007 - doing great! But they run on batteries, so I pulled over and read manual and then got on my phone to try to understand the lights that were coming on. I got the message to get to the de... Read more

  • Make your own MulberryTea!

    6/18/2018 5:36:06 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    If you're a heavy tea drinker like me, you may have some concerns regarding use of illegal pesticides, its lead content, or with getting too much caffeine or fluoride, not to mention the cost. I sure was. What I did in response, was to create my own blend, with herbs that add their own special... Read more

  • Day one getting 5k ready

    6/18/2018 11:07:08 AM, by CBON02

    I started out with a 5 min walk then started jogging for a minute or a little over then walking for 4 minuets then a 5 min walk to cool down. I did 1.6 miles in 35min!! (including the 10 minuets warm up/cool down) my feet are a little sore (new running shoes + new workout after work) I feel pretty g... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/18/2018 10:49:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    another very warm and humid day here today, with a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and some rain. my daughter and i are prepared for the day. then it is supposed to be a lot cooler tomorrow here. i am keeping cool in the local library and mall today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a g... Read more

  • Chigger Bite Relief

    6/17/2018 4:07:46 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    If you have ever lived in the South and hiked in Summer, picnic-ed in meadow, walked thru high grasses, watched fireworks from a pasture.... chances are you are very familiar with Chiggers. If you're not... may you never make their acquaintance. This... lemongrass oil... is the best... Read more

  • I got high!

    6/17/2018 3:02:55 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    Jogging, working with weights, dancing, exercise biking, walking, using the elliptical...I get high. The idea for the title came to me when the song, "medicate" came on the radio as I was jogging. The song makes you think about all the unhealthy legal and illegal ways we get high in this country and... Read more

  • Shocking

    6/17/2018 9:52:33 AM, by MAUITN

    I had a shocking experience yesterday. I saw a picture of myself with my niece and great niece and I couldn't believe how old and out of shape I looked. Granted I have known I was over weight and that my white skin and grey hair tend to make me disappear. I hate having to wear too much make up es... Read more

  • Commitment

    6/16/2018 8:57:02 AM, by MAUITN

    Here are the commitments I am making for the Summer 5% Challenge. Diet - Basic Calorie Counting/Danette May (all in calorie range – limit gluten, sugar, & alcohol) 8 cups water (lemon, etc.) Exercise - Jump in with both feet - Join in the games - Have fun! Walk 3 to 5 miles daily ... Read more

  • waiting for baby to wake up

    6/16/2018 8:20:11 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Had a wonderful talk with DS. He is back in counseling. He is going for himself. DIL still has not gone back but she says she is going to. DS told his wife what are you doing for yourself. I am working hard and I like who I am becoming. He thinks if she changes counselors she will ... Read more

  • never a dull moment

    6/15/2018 10:08:56 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    I am reading a good book in bed. DH is watching a ball game. He comes in - your son is trying to get in touch with you. DIL's friend died and she needs to get to the funeral tomorrow. I talk with my son. What do I want from me? To watch the baby- I have had her all day long, his wife has been ... Read more

  • Registered for 5k

    6/15/2018 5:47:28 PM, by CBON02

    I’m not 100% certain if I was inspired or insane, but I registered for a 5k RUN (not walk) in October. I’m already paid & now I have to go from walking to running. Going tomorrow to get some running shoes & get this journey started. Wish me luck!... Read more

  • Tea time!

    6/15/2018 12:21:02 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    Here's my daily tea. Its a mix of 7 organic herbs with different medicinal properties and gunpowder green tea, that I either grow or buy online, combine myself. But you can use any tea that you enjoy to make this. The cup I use is a Spode Grande cup, that holds roughly 2 cups of t... Read more

  • I went to the gym!

    6/15/2018 9:56:27 AM, by BERCRYS

    I actually did it! I walked for twenty minutes on the treadmill, slowly. Afterwards I changed into my bathing suit and went into the water with my sister. I was so glad I could do it! Summer is a bad time for me because the heat saps my energy, even when I'm inside with the AC on. I always feel ... Read more

  • Summer 5% Challenge

    6/15/2018 8:21:35 AM, by MAUITN

    The Summer 5% Challenge is beginning soon. Please come join us on a fun journey to a healthy body! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/gr
    oups_i nd ividual.asp?gid=69883 ... Read more

  • Just joking - A man goes to the Doctor

    6/15/2018 2:52:17 AM, by GOANNA2

    An old man answers some questions before he gets married. Source: Getty An 85-year-old man was requested by his doctor for a sperm count as part of his physical exam. The doctor gave the man a jar and said, “Take this jar home and bring back a semen sample tomorrow.” The next day the 85-... Read more

  • Charging the Fitbit to go to the gym

    6/14/2018 1:19:33 PM, by BERCRYS

    I'm still sad and overwhelmed by all the sad things that have happened lately, but I'm going to go to the gym today. I'm not expecting much out of myself, but I'm going and I'm going to try and get a little bit of exercise. My one day at a time stars now.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/14/2018 11:52:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful, sunny, windy and not as hot day here today. my daughter says hi. she has a soccer game tonight after dinner. she is looking forward to it. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Stop 🛑 Sign on negative energy

    6/13/2018 5:03:22 PM, by KGWINDER

    Maybe it is because they have never had your journey. Maybe they are projecting their own anxieties and concerns. Maybe they are jealous or want you not to change. Maybe they lack valid information. Those comments. When you make progress the little jabs of unhelpful, unsupportive, over the line, I... Read more

  • What is this animal?

    6/13/2018 12:23:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just saw this while sitting on our balcony. I don't' know what the animal is. Do you? I think we had these on Cape Cod near our vacation trailer. He (she?) sure likes eating daisies! chris... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/13/2018 11:25:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter has soccer practice after dinner today. she is really looking forward to it. she enjoys playing soccer a lot. i will get in some extra exercise as well, as we practice for a while at home outside. she finds that the practicing is really helping her to do so well in soccer. all of the bir... Read more

  • Life Motto Lately: Go with the Darn Flow and Remember to Exercise

    6/12/2018 10:31:34 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    So just when my little birdie (son) seems to be flying nicely for now (you never know how long it will last), I see some bumpy waters ahead. I will need to be more involved with my parents in the next few months due to some age-related medical issues arising. Nothing life threatening at this point, ... Read more

  • Delicious and unusual Jackfruit

    6/12/2018 3:18:36 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    Good day, lovely Sparkers! So the QOTD is: What looks like a hedgehog and tastes sweet and fruity? See photo's below! Jackfruit wedge: Edible kernels Pod, kernels, seeds (also edible when cooked) Jackfruit doesn't have any magical qualities, but its a tast... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/12/2018 12:33:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    a warm and sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! not too much happening here. a day of rest and relaxation. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Dangerous Zone

    6/11/2018 4:06:09 PM, by KGWINDER

    I have been here before. It is the point the human mind sees progress and short cuts to the goal. For 24 days I have averaged 979 kcal a day with a drop of 15 lbs (248 obese category III to 233 obese category II). No cheers yet, obese I don’t want to celebrate, rather that I’m still learning. So... Read more

  • The Daily Post - The Summer of Me- Why am I so Fickle?

    6/11/2018 11:15:24 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I was planning on doing the 30 minutes for 30 days challenge using Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home program. But then I got an email from Barre 3 for a 28 day challenge so I signed up. I was going to continue with WW but they finally got the message and cancelled my subscription. Why do I keep going... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/11/2018 10:16:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter says hi! i went out to dinner the other day with a good friend of mine and had a great time. got in an extra walk as well. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Working on food issues

    6/11/2018 4:08:43 AM, by APPEALSTOME

    I read the Spark blog about sabotaging diet by overeating at night. I am one of those people. Medication I take upon waking decreases my appetite. I always eat breakfast, and either skip, eat snack or lunch too late. Skipping lunch leads to me eating everything in site at night even if I have a... Read more

  • Great website for recipes and food ideas

    6/10/2018 3:28:26 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    If you're running out of healthy ideas of what to make, you've just got to visit Downshilftology! The site has hundreds of recipes using fresh whole foods... with photos. They are sorted to fit a wide range of parameters to fit any eating style imaginable. Catagory (type of me... Read more

  • Sad Days

    6/10/2018 1:53:19 PM, by BERCRYS

    After going into and out of the hospital for two months, my dad passed away last week. His funeral was two days ago, and I'm still very sad. It's even worse for me because a few days after my dad went into the hospital for the last time, my husband told me he wants a divorce. I'm extremely sad abo... Read more

  • just sayin’ … accepting what is

    6/9/2018 9:21:35 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Linda Spangle asks in her book 100 Days of Weight Loss is being over weight a … condition. Well, I don’t agree. I have hypothyroidism … that’s a condition. I have an intolerance to gluten, soy, dairy and sugar … that’s a condition. Getting 100+ pounds over goal … that’s my fault. ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    6/9/2018 3:52:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am having a relaxing day today. my daughter is at her friend's place today celebrating her friend's birthdays. two of her friends are twins and she likes to spend time with them on the weekends away from school. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Berry Good ChopnDrop Breakfast Bowl, 6/9/18

    6/9/2018 3:01:35 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    Good Saturday, Sparkers! Today's quick Breakfast share... super fast and easy... NO COOKING! Sprout's organic tofu, cinnamon, vanilla, red and black organic grapes, almonds, strawberries. Yum! Take care of you... : ) Mzzchief... Read more

  • Glidecycle -to walk or run carrying only half your weight

    6/9/2018 9:14:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.glidecycle.com/ This came up on my FB page this morning. They also make a treadmill attachment for rehab or exercising.... Read more

  • The Daily Post- The Summer of Me-Day 8- Back to Basics

    6/9/2018 8:08:25 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    My (recent) weight loss journey started in the summer of 2016. I reached my goal in December of 2017 by using Weight Watchers. It was a slow process but the fact that it was slow was probably a benefit to me. I could then see what made my weight go up and what made it go down. I could see what c... Read more

  • The Daily Post- The Summer of Me- Bye Bye Puppy

    6/8/2018 2:38:27 PM, by KIMBERAKA

    This week has been tough. I've had faculty meetings almost every day. And yesterday after a battle with a long, long illness we had to put my beloved 13 year old doxie to sleep. Needless to say I'm heartbroken. Puppy was THE best dog I've ever had in my life. She was my companion, my shadow, my... Read more

  • A New Day, New Habits

    6/8/2018 10:56:29 AM, by YOCREO130

    After some new and quite challenging abdominal and back pain from the end of February, until now, my diet was changed and I think improved. The results have been weight loss which has eluded me for a long time. Something good from everything. The thing that shocks me the most is how good "healthy... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/8/2018 10:21:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Week 1

    6/8/2018 8:17:48 AM, by SADDHU1

    Perfect first 6 days. Day 7, ate 2100 cal, which is 600 cal over target. Didn’t exercise due to work schedule. Stressed, as my husband made me late to work, and it isn’t tolerated. He made me an hour late for an appointment the day before as well, despite reminders, discussions, calls, alarms, and e... Read more

  • Vegan Crack, aka Nooch, aka Nutritional Yeast

    6/7/2018 1:33:34 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    Good Morning lovely Sparkers! Wanted to share this delicious golden staple with all of you today. Its a whole foods source of B vitamins as well Beta Glucan, Beta glucan has been shown to have favorable effects on the immune system... you may have been eating it all along, bc i... Read more

  • The Daily Post - The Summer of Me- 30 minutes in 30 Days - Feeling Blue

    6/7/2018 7:59:19 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Yesterday was a day filled with unhealthy food -- quiche, pizza, cake... and I ate it all. I weighed this morning and I'm up 2 pounds. I'm a little disappointed in myself but after today no more faculty meetings until August so I'll get back to work so to speak. I'm a positive person, so I'm trying... Read more

  • starting over again... for real?!?!

    6/6/2018 6:11:24 PM, by TFANDCD

    I have been yo-yo-ing for the past two years. I am once again at the highest weight I have ever weighed and feeling awful because of it. It's time to do something that is once-and-for-all. I'm sick of losing and gaining and feeling good and feeling crappy. So, I have set some micro goals for the m... Read more

  • Low Fat, Low Calorie, Gluten Free 'Tostadas'

    6/6/2018 4:11:56 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    Greeting my lovely Sparkers! Check out these Horneadas... Tostadas' low fat hermana! I've been enjoying these almost daily as a side to beans and lentils ever since I saw them at Walmart a year or so ago. They're made by Mission, but there's others out there selling them, just check ... Read more

  • Enjoyed the day at water park with my grandkids

    6/6/2018 12:37:30 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; We were there for 8 hours with non stop fun. I used sun screen, had hat and kept wet. I feel like the sun fried my brain and eyes. I had prescription lens with polarizing. I am just taking it easy today. I did not even set my alarm for the gym today. I sleep over 10 hours last ni... Read more

  • Enjoyed the day at water park with my grandkids

    6/6/2018 12:37:30 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; We were there for 8 hours with non stop fun. I used sun screen, had hat and kept wet. I feel like the sun fried my brain and eyes. I had prescription lens with polarizing. I am just taking it easy today. I did not even set my alarm for the gym today. I slept over 10 hours last ni... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/6/2018 10:43:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and reflect on how far i have come since i started on sparkpeople. my daughter says hi. i am taking it easy today. i will eat well, drink plenty of water and eat a variety of healthy, tasty food. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/6/2018 10:43:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and reflect on how far i have come since i started on sparkpeople. my daughter says hi. i am taking it easy today. i will eat well, drink plenty of water and eat a variety of healthy, tasty food. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Yoga & Garden Update

    6/6/2018 10:27:02 AM, by ONEDOGLVR

    Yoga Update: I went to my second yoga class on Saturday, June 2nd. I took a lot of advice on how to do yoga and NOT get a headache (mostly I think the headache came from working out outside in the heat/sun). On Friday I drank extra water, I drank water before I left the house (making me... Read more

  • Blog for the Morning of June 6th

    6/6/2018 9:16:27 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Just wanted to make a blog for today. My bloodsugar was 6.2/111 so not bad would like it to be closer to 90 you know? But every mornings different and everyday is different. Will check bloodsugar after work. I walked to work today so got in under 3 miles this morning. I want to get in 10000 steps t... Read more

  • The Daily Post- The Summer of Me - Day 5

    6/6/2018 7:53:55 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I wasn't able to get in my Firming session of the Walk it Off in 30 Days, but I did do 100 squats. So that felt good! Today is day 2 of faculty inservice and lots of food will be brought in. One of the teachers who is also a parent is supplying us with breakfast goodies and another parent will be... Read more

  • Blood Donation Haters

    6/5/2018 3:26:34 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I lost 20 pounds as of this week! I have about 8 fitness apps on my phone, and one tracks your first size and last. I hit the 20 pounds lost mark. Progress is good. Unfortunately the way I found out was a bit of a downer. I donate blood at a plasma place for extra cash. You can ... Read more

  • 100 days- day 93, my 20 year plan

    6/5/2018 3:20:21 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Same as what I posted for day 92 but for my 20 year plan I add a few more clauses. After all, although I'm already 72 and retired, I envision a happy birthday at age 92 and beyond. To get there I will maintain my new normal, it is normal for me to meditate daily each morning and evening, it is no... Read more

  • Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Tea

    6/5/2018 2:26:27 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    This is a tasty anti-inflammatory hot drink that you can enjoy anytime. But its especially beneficial if you have a tooth ache, herpes simplex 1 outbreak (cold sores), or canker sores... it can knock the pain back to acceptable levels by reducing inflammation and speeding recovery. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/5/2018 1:28:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    another cool and mostly cloudy day here today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep, cheep! i am getting caught up on things like laundry today. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Countdown 5-4-3-2-1- GO!

    6/5/2018 9:29:35 AM, by CTUPTON

    Don't want to get up in the morning? Countdown 5-4-3-2-1- GO! You're up! You did not let the feeling of dread get in your way! Magic/?I hope so. So says the following article. It is worth a try. It is supposed to work for any time you know you should do something but hold back and have ... Read more

  • The Daily Post- The Summer of Me- 30 minutes in 30 Days - Day 4

    6/5/2018 8:07:38 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I AM SORE! Sunday was firming day with 3 and 5 pound weights and Man, I felt it yesterday! We didn't have our scheduled faculty meeting so I went up to school to do some tidying and light cleaning. Got in a few hours of bending, stretching and movement. We had to move a lot of furniture from 3 d... Read more

  • Coffee Update #1

    6/4/2018 5:24:51 PM, by CARRILU

    Well I'm off totally! Wooo Hooo I did have a relapse during my "slow and steady" taper but that's because once I stop getting my usual high dose of caffeine, the cravings, headaches and tantrums kick in and technically I'm not yet off sooo.....(inset trouble here).Sometime during my taper again ... Read more

  • Thyroid Journal - June 2018

    6/4/2018 4:41:12 PM, by HABIT_BUILDING

    01 - Started taking Synthroid 125 mcg correctly again. I had, for a week or a month or more, not sure about how long, been taking it with Dt Dr Pepper and not waiting half an hour to take it. Also quit sugary treats because of 1st time ever high triglycerides #:^ P 03 - Started new bottle Synt... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/4/2018 10:17:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a good weekend and so did my daughter. not a lot planned today. i will be going on a nice walk later on. it is much cooler here than it has been for a while. when the weather is a bit cooler, i find i enjoy walking outdoors so much more. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,every... Read more

  • The Daily Post- The Summer of me 30 Minutes in 30 Days - Day 3

    6/4/2018 8:45:25 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    It's going to be a busy day today. We're having the carpets cleaned at school so we need to move all the furniture. And there is a lot of furniture -- 2 buildings worth! 198 So I'll be getting in a lot of cardio. I still might try to do the Leslie workout when I get home if I'm not exhausted! ... Read more

  • Day off

    6/4/2018 1:00:03 AM, by KGWINDER

    I gave myself a day off without guilt. I had brunch out and joined the rest having dessert. But I was honest with myself and logged. Although I went over my maintaince top calorie range it was only by 200 kcals. So I will commit to throwing that much exercise in this week. Somehow, my brain is ... Read more

  • just sayin’ … hubby has … the hiccups

    6/3/2018 7:05:54 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    We are still on the road. This time hubby had a … hiccup. Sleep can be our total ruination of life as we know it. With 4 days in a row of @#$%! trains tooting their horns every hour … sleep was interrupted at best. Why stay there you ask??? Well, we didn’t know about them until we got the... Read more

  • Whole Food Plant Based Eating (savory meals)

    6/3/2018 3:23:27 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    For those of you unfamiliar with my journey you may want to check out one of the previous 2 blogs. There's also a breakfast photo on the last blog (WFPB redux).. Here's a typical lunch or dinner. What you are looking at here, is mukimame (edamame, ie soy, out of the shell), arugula, noo... Read more

  • Whole Food Plant Based Eating Redux

    6/3/2018 2:36:54 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    Hi Sparkers! I've been on this WFPB journey for since October 2016. I'd like to share my experiences here in the hope of helping others. I'll begin by saying that I've had thyroid disease since 2007. And that I've always been a bit of a "health nut" eating well and exercising, despite wh... Read more

  • summer salad for a crowd

    6/3/2018 1:19:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    Add veggies to 1 lb cooked thin spaghetti! Serves: 10-12 Ingredients •1 pound thin spaghetti, broken into 1 inch pieces •1 pint cherry tomatoes, chopped in half •2 medium zucchini, diced •1 large cucumber, diced •1 medium green bell pepper, diced •1 red bell pepper,... Read more

  • And That's The Way It Was

    6/3/2018 10:33:05 AM, by SILVARBELLE

    2017 sucked the big one. It was a year in which family and friends (pets included) were either badly injured or died. My own health took a hell of a nosedive (and that without the worry of a cancer scare; none there, I'm free of it, but GEEZ!). It's been nearly a year since I last pos... Read more

  • The Daily Post- The Summer of Me- 30 minutes in 30 days - Day 2

    6/3/2018 8:45:23 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I did the cardio portion of Leslie Sansone's Walk it off in 30 days, and today I'm feeling it. I took my measurements and weighed in. Waist - 30 inches hips - 37 inches bust - 37 inches arm - 12 inches starting weight - 151 Today I'll be doing the firming portion of the D... Read more

  • lots of turmoil in house yesterday

    6/3/2018 7:08:21 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My DIL finally showed her stripes. I knew something was up - there was an under current all weekend. DIL is a drama queen and actress. She plays this game of telling me what I want to hear. she thinks I do not see through, b/c if what she was telling me she would not be exhibiting ... Read more

  • I'll Keep Pushing and Flapping so I Can Fly!

    6/2/2018 5:57:30 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I have learned from my son to keep pushing because if you stop, you miss the triumphant breakthrough. We, "collective we" which includes his IEP team, push, push, push and he flaps, flaps his wings and sometimes when you least expect, he flies. (Sometimes we have to get an advocate because we and th... Read more

  • Whole Food Plant Based Eating

    6/2/2018 5:42:52 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    Hi Sparkers! Wanted to draw attention to this wonderful way of eating! My persistent post-menopausal high cholesterol, angina and stubborn weight gain, was no match for WFBP eating.. its given me a new lease on life. WFPB, aka Whole Food Plant Based eating, with its emphasis on whole fresh... Read more

  • Daily Post - The Summer of Me - Stormy Weather

    6/2/2018 11:19:02 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Looks like it's Spring weather with Summer temperatures. The pool is ready but we're suppose to have major storms blow through here today. I'm planning on starting my 30 day challenge using Leslie Sansone's Walk it off in 30 days program. Monday, Wednesday, Friday is 30 minutes of cardio and Tues... Read more

  • today is another lovely day

    6/2/2018 8:28:22 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning; waiting for the family to awake. I spent the day with GD yesterday. I told DS & DIL to take the day for her HB. they had a nice time. I have been finding out more about their relationship. DS buying things for his wife to try to keep her happy. He says it does not work. I told ... Read more

  • 🙁

    6/1/2018 9:31:54 PM, by SADDHU1

    Over the years, it’s been an ongoing struggle with 20-25 lb. I gained so much weight 7 years ago after my son was born. I never returned to my pre-pregnancy weight of 128 lb. Even though I am 5’9”, I don’t wear extra weight well. Being 46, my metabolism isn’t what it used to be. I lost half the weig... Read more

  • 7.6 pounds down

    6/1/2018 2:17:57 PM, by KGWINDER

    Again the only thing that takes off my weigh is drastic restriction. Probably per normal thinking not right, but the extra weigh isn’t right either.... Read more

  • The Daily Post- The Summer of Me - Nicoise Tuna Salad recipe

    6/1/2018 8:58:30 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I didn't post yesterday. Didn't really have anything to say. Wasn't feeling motivated to workout. Wasn't feeling like I had anything inspiring to say. Just wasn't feeling it yesterday. But I did finally make the Nicoise style tuna salad that I've been wanting to make for dinner and it was tasty... Read more

  • Yesterday was better than expected

    6/1/2018 7:10:23 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I played with my GD who is not one yet. She is happy and very busy exploring her world. She is funny, too. I had a long talk with DS. He has his issues but he is handling things so much better than he used too. He also thanked me again for getting him into counseling. Now I have to... Read more

  • it's thursday

    5/31/2018 12:34:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just got back after seeing the doctor once again. my blood test results came back and the only thing that was not right was my thyroid. turns out it was too low and i now have to take a different dose of thyroid medicine. i will get through all that i am having to deal with. i know i can do this. ... Read more

  • Blog #1 May 31st

    5/31/2018 11:57:40 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Hello Everyone. I am blogging on here to go through my daily journey of weight loss and diabetes with my bloodsugars. I work today. Im hoping it wont be so hot and busy today. We will see. I am gonna stay hydrated and keep cool. I always bring my water bottle to work and drink cups of water at work... Read more

  • Blog #1

    5/31/2018 11:56:49 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Hello Everyone. I am blogging on here to go through my daily journey of weight loss and diabetes with my bloodsugars. I work today. Im hoping it wont be so hot and busy today. We will see. I am gonna stay hydrated and keep cool. I always bring my water bottle to work and drink cups of water at work... Read more

  • DS and his family coming

    5/31/2018 9:31:47 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have not had enough down time from trip to NYC and this complicated visit with my DS and his family. DH says the same thing. I extended an invitation to them, but when the time comes I can feel differently. I would not feel this way unless I have much experience with complicated t... Read more

  • Reflections

    5/31/2018 7:44:12 AM, by DAWNMARIES

    I am using this time in the morning to reflect on the day before. SparkPeople gives you so many tools to see how you are doing on your weight loss and other wellness goals. Here, I thought I was doing so well. I thought I was reaching my protein goal, calorie goal, and, hoping, my sodium goa... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    5/30/2018 5:48:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am finally done with my medical appointments for the day. the results of the bone scan i had were normal. the specialist recommended i start physical therapy as i am still dealing with soreness and pain in my upper left leg and around where my left hip is. the second medical appointment i found ou... Read more

  • Obtaining Authentic Power

    5/30/2018 12:50:26 PM, by OLDEROWL

    One of the books on personal growth that I read is “The Mind of the Soul” by Gary Zukav and Linda Francis. Chapter 13, Creating Authentic Power, describes a process which I am using for challenging feelings of anger, jealousy, despair, etcetera, and making choices that empower me. I plan to use i... Read more

  • Garden Update!

    5/30/2018 10:23:52 AM, by ONEDOGLVR

    I did receive the report on my soil and it looks like the pH levels are high. I am not really sure what we do to fix this. I am hoping to hear back from Farmer John this week. I have my black tarp down, the water line fixed and I’m ready to get started. My dog, Rags, is inspecting the area ... Read more

  • The Daily Post - The Summer of Me- Cheat Meal

    5/30/2018 10:06:47 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I've been on the Mediterranean Diet and not mainly for weight loss but for a better way of eating. I love eating veggies this way -- with so much flavor and it never gets boring! But last night for some reason I needed a cheat meal. Just one meal in the whole scheme of things doesn't sound bad an... Read more

  • Just for laughs

    5/30/2018 7:56:22 AM, by GOANNA2

    A couple invited some people to dinner. At the table, the wife turned to their six year old daughter and said, "Would you like to say the blessing?" "I wouldn't know what to say." the girl replied. "Just say what you hear Mommy say," the wife answered. The daughter bowed her head and said,... Read more

  • Back from NYC and life continues to be complicated

    5/30/2018 7:38:32 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; NYC was a mixed time of talking with DH and seeing what is going on with him and then juggling the fact that portion sizes are so big in NYC. The food is served on serving platters. I felt like I was wasting food with what I left on my plate. My DH was not dieting at all and so we ... Read more