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  • 13th of December

    12/13/2019 11:42:03 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good day! Finished my Christmas shopping. Have clean sheets and pillows to sleep on tonight. Accomplished drinking 64 oz. of water today. This was a real challenge had to do alot of drinking this evening because while out shopping did not want to be disturbed by needing bathroom breaks. I am so plea... Read more

  • Thank You

    12/13/2019 11:31:05 PM, by LPORTER2015

    I want to THANK YOU for all of the birthday wishes and Spark Goodies. Unfortunately, we did not have internet services for 3 days and I could not access Spark People using my phone which sucked. I lost my long Spark streaks so I will have to earn them back. Hopefully, I can get back on track this we... Read more

  • A lot to say......Too tired to say it now....

    12/13/2019 9:51:25 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Hello everyone, Walking has gotten so much easier with a new pair of shoes. I can't even remember when I bought the shoes I had been wearing for exercise. I stopped at JCPenney's and bought a pair of Sketchers, finally. 331 It's bad when that's the first thing you forget. You need to h... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 15 "No!"

    12/13/2019 8:17:01 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    The power of NO! When your time is crunched, the power learning to say, “No” can really help. No one can be everywhere, please everyone, do everything. I recently had a social event which would have typically included lots of stuff NOT on my diet (sugar). I was so delighted I was PREPARED ... Read more

  • The Painful Past

    12/13/2019 2:37:36 PM, by OLDEROWL

    History, despite its wrenching pain, Cannot be unlived, but if faced With courage, need not be lived again Maya Angelou from 'On the Pulse of Morning' 1993 I like this poem because it is so me. I've been through a lot but I always counted my blessings. My parents always stressed that... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/13/2019 1:12:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i had a great workout at the gym today. i will be going for a long walk later. have a fabulous day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Day 2: Nothing Is Easy

    12/13/2019 5:47:38 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Working out this morning was kind of a mess because when I tried to work out early this AM, my video wouldn't load right so it would only let me through the first 2 minutes. I ended up doing the first 2 minutes of the video twice before I gave up and went back to bed for a couple of hours. When I go... Read more

  • Routine Progress

    12/13/2019 5:28:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    For over 10 years, I have experienced the shooting pain of neuropathy in my feet and ankles. Those pains are gone. I have been working out with The Classical Stretch program and Miranda Esmond-White. Her 23-minute simple stretching routines have improved my body and circulation. I love the wo... Read more

  • 12th of December

    12/12/2019 9:37:15 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good day! Spent reading and doing Bible study. Lack getting all 64 oz of water consumed, but I have it poured out and ready to make it happen before I go to bed. Hoping everyone is finding ways to have a good Spark day.... Read more

  • Day 1: Back To The Original Formula

    12/12/2019 3:55:17 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So I've decided to go back to writing blogs like I used to write. I'm going to write a weigh-in blog once a week on Sundays but try to blog every day. I'm going to do my best to get back into all the good habits that I used to practice and these blogs were always particularly helpful at keeping me o... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 14 S T R E T C H

    12/12/2019 2:01:39 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Stretch it out. A regular stretching routine makes the most out of every day. Less prone to injury, quicker recovery from workouts, and better sleep after long, hard days. Try a “before bed” routine. I regularly do this with the FITON app/website. They have a daily push notification reminder t... Read more

  • Blood Sugar A Little High This Morning

    12/12/2019 12:04:35 PM, by PORTIA70

    Woke up about a half an hour ago, decided I should check my sugar and it is 123 after fasting. I have not ate anything since around 9 or so last night. My blood pressure has been low too, and they are trying to figure out what is causing that. I have autoimmune disease, where my im... Read more

  • Sticking Together

    12/12/2019 5:21:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Snowmen are just flakes that stick together in the freezing weather. Sticking together makes us strong, and much bigger than we could ever be on our own. Don't get shoveled off to the snow heaps of life! Stick with your flaky friends! ... Read more

  • 11th of December

    12/11/2019 11:09:15 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good day! Up joyous with activity of doing good. Enjoyed church tonight and listening and singing Christmas carols. Achieved 64 oz. of drinking water. Being grateful for a successful day.... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 13 Tabata

    12/11/2019 8:24:17 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Today, it is time for a Tabata session! Tabata makes what ever time you have available really count! Here is one or two of my favorites (one is a YouTube channel to workout along with...) The 4-Minute Miracle Workout (That Really Works) https://www.sparkpeople.com/bl
    og/blog.asp?post=th... Read more

  • Starting To Get Back Into It

    12/11/2019 2:24:21 PM, by PORTIA70

    Whew, what a whirlwind since I have signed back up to SparkPeople. I went to my doctor yesterday, and I am 279 now. I averaged between 280 to 290 at times, so this has really motivated me that I am going in the right direction. I spent some time adding introductions and going through more S... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/11/2019 10:11:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am having a great day so far. i will be meeting with my personal trainer after dinner today. i am looking forward to it. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • The Gift

    12/11/2019 5:16:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    My favorite Christmas memories involve the loving care of others. Didi brought the special quilt made by a friend and put it on my mother’s bed in the nursing home. She found a way to make mama’s day brighter with this beautiful little masterpiece. Nothing could make my heart happier than seei... Read more

  • Weigh-In #48

    12/11/2019 1:31:51 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Been resting a lot lately and woke up tonight and feeling some better. Have a doctor's appointment tomorrow so hopefully things should start moving in the right direction soon. I've lost some weight since I have mostly stayed in bed and watched videos the past couple of days so we'll see if that wei... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 12 Brain Food

    12/10/2019 9:00:58 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Feed your mind. While your doing your busy work, cleaning, or chores discover and listen to a new podcast or audiobook which will inspire you.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/10/2019 2:34:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool and windy day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! I will be going for a long walk later on. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Meal Delivery

    12/10/2019 1:04:01 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I decided to give myself a Christmas gift. After months of wondering how to get groceries without spending a whole day in Pahrump during our weekly employee shopping trips and making sure that I even get the day off from work. I decided to try out hellofresh. Not sure how long I will keep thi... Read more

  • Shoelaces And The Christmas Spirit

    12/10/2019 5:15:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    When I was growing up, I often ended up with broken shoelaces. Being the second of six kids meant that there were times Mom just did not make my shoelaces a priority. For some reason, that bothered me to no end. As an adult, I made sure that my kids had new laces when the old ones broke. I... Read more

  • 9th of December

    12/9/2019 8:20:13 PM, by NOCALORIES

    We had a cold windy day good time to sit at my desk and get paperwork accomplished. Been drinking water, but still have some ounces to drink. Night is early I will make it happen. Hoping everyone had a successful Monday. Enjoy your evening and find joy in it.... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 11 Music

    12/9/2019 6:28:32 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Music helps you get moving! Today's challenge is to turn on some music and move. This is an ole favorite of mine. In the 80s (back in the day of "walkman") I purchased some FABULOUS walking music which took you through a warm up, workout (interval), and cool down by simply selecting music (and th... Read more

  • 1st Reward

    12/9/2019 3:08:31 PM, by HAPPY-CATHE

    Every 5 pounds I lose I am rewarding myself with something. Here is my reward list. 5# a magazine 248 12/8/19 10# a couple of lottery tickets 15# a Starbucks drink either coffee or tea 20# a $5.00 shopping spree at the Dollar Tree 25#*** A Lavender indoor plant*** A big reward for t... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/9/2019 10:14:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild and mostly rainy day here today. i am alright with that and so is my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i have some errands to run and then i will be taking it easy for the rest of the day. have a marvelous day, everyone!... Read more

  • Prepared for a Busy Week!

    12/9/2019 5:20:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    I've had a few tough days and learned some valuable lessons. 1. If I'm not prepared, life can really knock me down and drag me through the mud. I have to plan my days to get in everything that is important to me. 2. Peace of mind comes through my planning. 3. I won't be ready for Chri... Read more

  • Weigh-In #47

    12/9/2019 2:23:24 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I've been icing my side and back and taking a lot of naproxen and that seems to help a little bit. I did a chair workout and some stretches and cleaned a little bit this morning and that was about all I could do. Fritzy and I went shopping yesterday and had a nice time although eating was not as goo... Read more

  • 8th of December

    12/8/2019 11:03:25 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Enjoyed my day. Had a pleasant church service. Enjoyed lunch with my husband. Came home and took a nap. Then time to get up and do some cleaning. Still drank my water all 64oz. Glad for the good day.... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 10

    12/8/2019 9:33:19 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Today's assignment was to take some time for self care. I went grocery shopping for veggies, scrubbed them up, prepared them and enjoyed them! YUM!... Read more

  • The Children's Hour

    12/8/2019 6:35:19 PM, by OLDEROWL

    poem by Henry W Longfellow: Between the dark and the daylight, When night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day's occupations, That is known as the Children's Hour. It would be a great family treasure if families with young children took time out at least once a week to cel... Read more

  • Casserole Dinner recipe from yesterday!

    12/8/2019 2:29:02 PM, by HAPPY-CATHE

    This was delicious &very filling. Recipe from Hip2Keto Keto Hamburger Broccoli Casserole A super simple keto casserole the whole family will love. 2 lbs. ground beef 1 small onion, diced 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon minced garlic... Read more

  • Weekly Goals - Create Healthy Habits

    12/8/2019 10:48:27 AM, by LPORTER2015

    Happy Sunday! Well, I survived my first whole week working full-time hours. It's been 7 years since I worked full-time so I know it will take some time to re-adjust my mind, body, and spirit to this new work schedule. I've already made up my mind that my December Fitness Goals will need to change. M... Read more

  • Details, Details!

    12/8/2019 7:07:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    It was one of those days with too much to do. I woke up a little tired and rushed into the day. I forgot to bring important things to the nursing home for my mom, I forgot to take care of things that needed to be done because I was all caught up in the unimportant things of life. Sometimes my l... Read more

  • 7th of December

    12/8/2019 12:21:24 AM, by NOCALORIES

    Happy Saturday! Start the day with Bible Study. Then showered and dressed for the day. Had lunch at Rudy's grilled turkey breast and 3 bean salad. We went to Petco which was a walk across the parking lot and enjoyed looking at the rescue dogs and puppies available. We were grateful for our rescue do... Read more

  • Yummy Lunch in the EDR

    12/7/2019 3:13:42 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    The chicken was sooo good! Luckily the broccoli was cooked perfectly. So glad I walked down to see what they were having. Sometime this week, we should have a tree set up in the EDR, for us all to decorate. If the tree is ready tonight or tomorrow then I can help decorate..which ... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 9 HIIT

    12/7/2019 2:05:05 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Today's health challenge is to do a HIIT workout. There are LOTs of version of HIIT work outs and a lot of work along videos on YouTube. A simple "HIIT" search returns TONS! Here is just one example: https://www.youtube.com/resu
    lts?search_query=HIIT But before getting to that, f... Read more

  • Need To Get Back In The Habit

    12/7/2019 11:43:40 AM, by PORTIA70

    This was one of my weak points on my last SparkPeople Profile, tracking my food. Often I would get embarrassed over going above my calorie intake that I would just skip it. So in this profile I plan to be more honest about it. We all mess up sometimes, but by facing our fears of what other ... Read more

  • Preparing to challenge myself to succeed in 2020

    12/7/2019 6:58:31 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    386 521 386 521 386 521 386 521 386 521 386 521 These were my goals for 2019 and they will stay the same for 2020. 1. Fighting for and then maintaining my ideal weight range 2. With a clean organized house 3. With more items checked off my bucket list ... Read more

  • I Am Not Super Woman!

    12/7/2019 6:01:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    No, I am not Super Woman, and I cannot save the world. I need help. I’m having a tough time, making plans to go to Florida in February to visit my son and his family I know that it is not at all rational, but I wonder if my mother will pass while we are gone. It really hurts my heart to leav... Read more

  • Weigh-In #46

    12/7/2019 1:02:19 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So Wyatt thinks I need my appendix out. He's probably right. I have a doctor appointment coming up soon so hopefully I can get things taken care of. I had a difficult day yesterday and didn't do well, so my stats are bad today, but I'm just not feeling well these days. I tried to do a core workout b... Read more

  • 6th of December

    12/6/2019 10:48:21 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Up came to my desk and accomplished paperwork. Dressed and went out to lunch with my husband. We drove to the bank and I went in and my husband walked in the grocery store and bought milk. We met at the car and came home. Found time to visit it on Spark People and be blessed.... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 8 Reading

    12/6/2019 10:14:06 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Who has time to read, hm? but nevertheless finding and reading something encouraging really helps. for me, i did this day's challenge finding out some deeper information reading about a topic that used to scare me. it is amazing with a little bit of knowledge gained from taking an honest loo... Read more

  • Tomorrow's Breakfast Yummy/Recipe

    12/6/2019 8:41:23 PM, by HAPPY-CATHE

    This recipe is fast,easy delicious and very filling. Recipe from>>>Kasey Treman Keto Quiche Recipe with Bacon & Cheese Ingredients 6 eggs ⅔ cup heavy whipping cream 6 pieces of bacon cooked and crumbled 1 ½ cup Colby Jack Cheese, grated 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 t... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/6/2019 12:54:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off snowing steadily here. now the sun is shining brightly and it is not snowing anymore. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a fabulous day, everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE" THE MARMALADE ~ 1969

    12/6/2019 10:53:26 AM, by HAPPYSOUL91

    This brings me back - love it https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=xTeI65yrhGw&list=RDnwIOF
    jIwF8Y&index=6 ... Read more

  • Stretching to Reach my Goals!

    12/6/2019 5:21:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Cold weather seems to bring on more aches and pain in my body. I'm tempted just to sit still, but I have goals to reach! I want to stay in shape to kayak with my sons and run with the grandkids. We will be climbing Mt Monadnock and possibly Mt Katahdin in Maine this summer. I also control Typ... Read more

  • 5th of December

    12/5/2019 9:33:09 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good day start with bible study and making God important in my day. Went to the mall today and did my Christmas shopping. Accomplished over 7 thousand steps while walking through the stores. So glad to be home and enjoying Spark People.... Read more

  • Recipe

    12/5/2019 8:47:45 PM, by HAPPY-CATHE

    I Love these....great for a side for dinner, a quick snack. I have 1 in the morning with a Avocado smoothie for breakfast Yummy. Recipe from sweetcsdesigns. Ham & Cheese Rolls (Keto Recipe) 3/4 c. shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 c. cheddar shredded cheese 1/2 c.fresh grated Parmesan che... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 7 Night Routine

    12/5/2019 7:49:04 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Evening Self Care _ Routines are awesome for, well, being routine. You don't have to plan or anything--you just follow the routine. So often they make life better (or we'd ditch them). But from time to time it never hurts to reevaluate. Is there something better? Stretching before bed--... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/5/2019 10:21:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy here. my daughter is back to school today. she just took it easy yesterday. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! it's snowing here this morning and it is okay with me and with my daughter. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Make an Investment

    12/5/2019 7:27:16 AM, by LPORTER2015

    Happy Thursday! Make an investment that will benefit your whole being. The best part about life is that every morning you wake up, is a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself. Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. Remember, the struggle is part of your journey s... Read more

  • Making Cards & Thanking Others

    12/5/2019 5:16:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Homemade cards are the best. The time and thought that goes into the process is priceless. This is a tough Christmas for me with my Mom’s health and energy declining. We have made Christmas cards every year for as long as I can remember. Making them without her is difficult, but decided to... Read more

  • Merry & Motivated

    12/5/2019 5:13:24 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I'm feeling pretty good right now. I'm ready for Christmas and I'm feeling motivated. I have been exercising consistently again and keeping to my fitness routine. I did chair yoga yesterday and I did chair cardio this morning and I've been able to work out for about 6 minutes on average currently. I... Read more

  • December 5th

    12/5/2019 4:01:03 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    As you can see, I started out the month with a little snow on the mountain top. It's been cold so far...about 52 degrees and rainy when I went into work yesterday. I ate veggie lasagna for dinner in the EDR (employee dining room). If you don't read my page often..I will say again, there... Read more

  • Weigh-In #45

    12/5/2019 1:12:07 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Things are going in the right direction. My weigh-in this morning was positive. I did some chair yoga yesterday and my eating is somewhat better although not perfect. I am making positive improvements, though! I have received all of Fritzy's Christmas presents in the mail and have most of them wrapp... Read more

  • 4th of December

    12/4/2019 10:43:30 PM, by NOCALORIES

    My day went well. I started by enjoying studying my Bible and putting God first in my day. Enjoyed walking and being grateful for the goodness that I could see. The evening was spent at church and being inspired in the Christmas season.... Read more

  • Feeling Disappointed With SparkTeams

    12/4/2019 10:10:51 PM, by PORTIA70

    Hi everyone :) Welcome to my new SparkPage and Blog Post. I was a member before, but losing my login information and with the changes in my life, I decided to create a whole new profile. So here I am. I discovered while going through all the groups, that even with the ones that hav... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 6 - Incline Workout

    12/4/2019 7:52:53 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Today's challenge includes doing a walk, run, jog, or sprint on an incline. I have a HUGE hill near by--so it serves that purpose. I wonder. Is it just me or do other people do this too? If I'm going to do "incline" I always, also, do "decline". Just me or others too? I've always enjoyed th... Read more

  • Grins and giggles

    12/4/2019 7:15:09 PM, by LADYIRISH317

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  • Think ahead for 2020

    12/4/2019 3:40:18 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I was reading Heidi's blog from 12/1/19 title: 'Ready, Set, Reset' re the Winter 2020 5% Challenge' and it was a GREAT reminder of exactly WHY we are all here!!! The 5% Weight Loss Challenge Community even though we have obtained our desired weight. To see her blog, please follow this link: http:... Read more

  • Hello December - You Snuck up on Me

    12/4/2019 12:31:37 PM, by DESKJOCKEY925

    It's already December 4th and no new goals posted yet! 324 Exercise Plan 362 206 15 Floors per day. 311 60 Minutes Cardio and 357 15 Minutes Strength Training 550 Meal Plan 271 551 5 Servings of Veggies per day 195 Tracking all my meals ... esp Sugar 106 6... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/4/2019 10:54:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a challenging workout with my personal trainer at the gym yesterday and i feel good today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i'll be doing some of my christmas shopping today. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Weigh-In #44

    12/4/2019 9:31:43 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Thought I'd do a weigh-in today even though there's not much change with my weight, but there has been some movement with my other stats. I haven't been able to exercise lately because I haven't been feeling good but my eating has been much improved lately. Just haven't really been hungry lately. ... Read more

  • Rewards for every 5# losted 8~)

    12/4/2019 7:54:06 AM, by HAPPY-CATHE

    I didn't do this for my 1st 38 pounds lost, but will for the next 82 pounds. Thank you to 1 of our team leaders Donna - GMADONNA70 from The Small Goals Commitment Challenge team for this motivational idea. Okay here we go with my reward list. 5# a magazine 10# a couple of lottery tickets 15... Read more

  • What's Your Focus?

    12/4/2019 5:15:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today, I'm focusing on what matters! This morning, I woke up and had a heart-to-heart conversation with myself. Me: Hi Beautiful, how are you today? Myself: I'm doing good! I've got some big challenges, but I can meet them with God's help. Me: That's right, Jackie! You can meet these ... Read more

  • 3rd of December

    12/3/2019 9:19:13 PM, by NOCALORIES

    It was a great day. I achieved 10,000 steps. I drank 64 oz. of water and 20 minutes of strength training. My lack is in eating just not able to eat as many calories as recommended, but I am satisfied so I will just be happy. Life is good.... Read more

  • Blogging Through the Alphabet - A is for Attitude

    12/3/2019 8:09:15 PM, by AMYBELLES

    Yesterday I gave myself a day off before starting my ABC blog for this month. My goal is to get through the alphabet by the end of the month, so I have a couple days leeway. I needed a break to get my thoughts together and plan what I want to do. I decided to choose just one word for each letter th... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 5-Lemon Water

    12/3/2019 1:53:03 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Lemon water is an easy addition to any day. Before bed, upon waking, during the day, in a stainless steel drinking cup on the go, before-during-or-after a shopping trip or workout. Low effort. Low clean up. And it may have benefits. Other citrus taste lovely too so you can switch it up and y... Read more

  • The Journey goes on in a different way. (pic's)

    12/3/2019 12:04:54 PM, by HAPPY-CATHE

    Okay I need to be switching things up some, for the old way seems to have me stalled. I have been losing and gaining the same 10 pounds for months. I must admit there is a big difference between my starting picture to my most current picture. Guess that I have lost some inches there. But I am still ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/3/2019 10:49:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today, we did get some snow yesterday. my daughter says hi. i will be going to the gym later on after dinner for a session with my personal trainer. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Weigh-In #43

    12/3/2019 9:26:15 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Thanksgiving bloat came off. I've been exercising pretty regularly and even got 3K yesterday for the first time in a while. I've been eating better as well, haven't had as much appetite since my side has been hurting lot. Been trying to get in to see the doctor sooner but they won't let me. My docto... Read more

  • Snow Days

    12/3/2019 5:17:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    15 inches, and it's still snowing! Yesterday I spent over 3 hours shoveling. I create some ramps out of snow on the side of my driveway so that I don't have to lift the snow. I bought a great shovel to help me keep from straining my back. Today it's still snowing, and I'll be out there ... Read more

  • 2nd of December

    12/2/2019 11:37:14 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Enjoyed the day. Achieved over a mile in walking, did 70 squats and 20 minutes on arm strength machine. Made it another successful day of drinking 64oz. of water.... Read more

  • Progress and goals

    12/2/2019 7:55:58 PM, by CHARBOURESSA

    I've been a member of Sparks for many years. I originally lost total 40 pounds. The challenges were the ticket for me. I was able to write down everything I ate also. I no longer an able to stick to that. I've tried several times. My progress in the last few months was holding my own but tired and s... Read more

  • Warning: long and rambling

    12/2/2019 7:35:59 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I know I've been away a long time It's an immense, meandering story. This year I've had exactly one roommate who didn't have severe dementia. The current roommate (who's going home tomorrow) is convinced that there are severed legs all over the room and that she's supposed to spend tonight in a... Read more

  • Joyous living for Christmas

    12/2/2019 7:17:42 PM, by OLDEROWL

    This Christmas season, we will live each day, a Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy, and Joyous life. Wholesome because we strive: -to eat only wholesome foods, and get a proper amount of exercise, -to live every moment guided by principles based upon Jesus teachings or which we deem to be in... Read more

  • McDougall Plan

    12/2/2019 6:21:24 PM, by KAYAHSLOANE1

    I am working on being completely Vegan again! Dairy is no problem as I don't consume any dairy. I do like chicken and turkey so that is something to be worked on. I am reading The Starch Solution, I am also reading information on the McDougall site and Forums so I have a plethora of information. ... Read more

  • December

    12/2/2019 5:25:34 PM, by WADDLINGALONG

    December has arrived, Seems we all are anticipating something or another. Either the joy or the angst. Holiday gatherings of people we want to see. Or those we Do not. The angst of having too much to do. And too many places to be. Or the angst of isolation. And nowhere that fee... Read more

  • December is a time for giving

    12/2/2019 1:08:32 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I had so much to be thankful for last week and enjoyed Thanksgiving with my wife while on vacation in Hawaii. One thing that struck me though was that even in Hawaii, there are those whose luck has turned sour like the homeless man I saw with his cart of meager essentials. It made me think of how ... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 4-Run/Walk Workout

    12/2/2019 12:28:19 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    The day 4 challenge is to run and then walk. If this is your first time reading my blog, welcome. If not, you know I'm the kind of person to research new things! LOL! (makes me laugh out loud any way) My social scientist degrees are showing here a bit...hm?! [...speaking of which, I to... Read more

  • Hunkering Down in the Snow Storm

    12/2/2019 5:10:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    It snowed 8 inches last night and should snow all day today. It's a good day to stay home. The school has been canceled! We have our first winter wonderland. It's almost 5 am as I put another stick on the fire, and enjoy the quiet of the early morning. I'll take some time to write before... Read more

  • 1st of December

    12/1/2019 11:06:03 PM, by NOCALORIES

    It is a new month and I have started by drinking 64oz. of water. Enjoyed church and looking forward to making the Biggest Loser Challenge a success. So grateful for all the motivation that is given in Spark People.... Read more

  • Monthly Goals - Trust Your Journey

    12/1/2019 8:13:35 PM, by LPORTER2015

    Here's my Aspire Inspire Week One blog challenge to blog about my progress this past month and my goals for this month: Today's Weight = 215 (-2.0 pounds) In the last month, I have: 1. Lost 2 pounds during the month of November. 2. Reached daily step goal of 11,000 steps per day... Read more

  • November Review and December Goals

    12/1/2019 7:46:42 PM, by AMYBELLES

    I think I had a pretty successful month on the whole, especially considering Thanksgiving foods and not feeling well with my shoulder and sinuses. Here were my goals: #1 - Eating: I will gradually get back to a more strict low carb eating plan. Results: 41 I did well for most of the... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 3-Drink your Veggies

    12/1/2019 7:31:22 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Having trouble getting in all of your daily fruits and veggies? Too busy to do meal planning, prep, or cooking? Why not drink your veggies. Start with greens such as spinach or kale, add other veggies, and be careful about the fruit--just enough to make it palatable to your taste buds without ... Read more

  • Making Granola!

    12/1/2019 6:04:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm heating up the oven and making some low-sugar granola. The maple syrup is optional. I love it for the great flavor that it adds. A little goes a long way! 4 It's a great addition to my breakfasts and snacks. I use it as a cereal and also on my greek yogurt. 8 cup dry Oatmea... Read more

  • Planning My Workouts

    12/1/2019 2:32:18 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Today is a rest day so I won't be working out today, but I have been planning my fitness and getting excited about working out on the regular. As today is a rest day I will be using my massage roller, recovery massager, and foam roller today, and maybe an ice bath. I'm pretty bloated this morning an... Read more

  • 30th of November

    11/30/2019 11:26:34 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Last day of November and I have made a habit of drinking 64 oz. of water. Made it happen over 21 days this month. Ready to make it happen everyday. I need to be more active. I still don't eat an abundance of calories, but the scale is not going down so just looking to find happiness where I am.... Read more

  • Feeling Motivated

    11/30/2019 6:36:26 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So since I recommitted today I have been feeling super motivated tonight. I started out the day this morning and didn't feel particularly good about things, felt kind of overwhelmed and dejected about the weight I had gained over the past couple of months. And the idea of trying to eat better seemed... Read more

  • Hurray for Support Groups!

    11/30/2019 5:54:00 PM, by AMYBELLES

    It’s hard to believe it’s the last day of November! Amazingly, I was able to reach my goal of writing a gratitude blog every single day this month! It was really hard to take the time to do it some days, but I am glad I did. It really made me focus on the positives in my life, instead of sadness fro... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 2-Brisk Walk

    11/30/2019 5:08:55 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Take a brisk 20 minute walk. Indoor or out. Here is an indoor version. It isn't in English--so put on your fav music and have a go of it with the sound turned off. https://youtu.be/eRZ3eFU1Pr8... Read more

  • Rebooting The Mission

    11/30/2019 10:04:27 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I've decided that it's time to reboot my weight loss journey, as I've been having some trouble with the numbers and with my habits for the last couple of months. Here's a comparison from the end of September 30 and now November 30. September 30 Weight 268 Body Water 37.9% Body Fat 46.9% ... Read more

  • The path I've taken before

    11/30/2019 9:15:55 AM, by THEAMAZINGMS1

    I first tried to lose weight as a teenager; I was perhaps 16 or 17 when I realized that I was extremely unhealthy. I don't remember what I was eating before I started to change my diet. I was working at IHOP at the time, so I can imagine that it was lots of chicken fried steak and pancakes. I lost a... Read more

  • Science Saves Lives!

    11/30/2019 6:15:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm sure that my life is much healthier because of science. I stopped smoking before 20 because science proved that smoking caused heart disease. I changed my diet because science proved that a low sugar and low carb diet is healthy for people who have Type 2 Diabetes. I drink 8 glasses of wat... Read more

  • 29th of November

    11/29/2019 10:29:17 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Enjoyed the day. Son came over we went out to lunch and then came home to enjoy each others company. Grey and cloudy outside so grateful for our comfortable house.... Read more

  • Health Challenge: Day 1-Turmeric

    11/29/2019 8:53:43 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Doing a health challenge through the end of the year to usher in the new decade. I cannot articulate it in words, but I'm especially looking forward to LOTs of change in 2020. Today's Challenge? Day 1: Add a new food to your diet. Today, I tried turmeric. While I know this ingredient i... Read more

  • Books, Libraries, and Library Apps

    11/29/2019 8:50:41 PM, by AMYBELLES

    I can’t let a month of gratitude blogs end without mentioning my love and appreciation for books! I wrote a long detailed blog about my love for reading over a year ago though,https://www.sparkpeople
    .com/mypage_public_journal
    _individual.asp?blog_id=6518520 so this time I thought I would f... Read more

  • Attitude check; I'm very lucky - Bob

    11/29/2019 4:13:26 PM, by OLDEROWL

    An healthy attitude is everything, as it will guarantee success no matter your circumstances. Lucky Bob; that's me. Most of all I'm lucky to have an happy family life and a loving wife. I gained a bit of weight over the summer but I'm lucky that I feel fine and have less than 10 pounds to lose; no... Read more