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  • More gratitudes...

    12/5/2019 6:27:27 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Yesterday it was a nice day and I took our furrpuppy to the post office. Then we went to the city park. Geese were out on the pond (or ducks? I don’t remember.). Today I am very feverish. I have been asleep a few hours, and going back to sleep. I know there were some other gratitu... Read more

  • Day 1 (again)

    12/4/2019 2:37:45 PM, by MBUCKLEY458

    249 so, life happens... I was doing really well with my weight for several years - then my husband got sick in 2013, passed away in 2015 and I've been on a free-for-all food fest for the past 6 years. Time to take care of myself and get back to a healthy weight (under 200 would be great). It's ... Read more

  • Happy Scale! Featured Blog & TOPS

    12/4/2019 12:24:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday at TOPS I was thrilled with my weigh-in. Despite my overindulgence at the party Saturday, my weight stayed the same. My simple recovery plan worked very well - less food, more exercise, more sleep, daily weigh-ins, and nutrition tracking. TOPS I was 'star of the month' for November w... Read more

  • Little Gratitudes

    12/3/2019 10:00:37 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    141 My Little Pony(tail)! This past Sunday evening, I was mussing with my hair, and realized that I could now pull it back into a teeny tiny ponytail! That is the first time I’ve been able to make a ponytail in well over a year since I lost my waist length hair after chemotherapy... Read more

  • dollar tree find: salt free seasoning

    12/2/2019 10:11:37 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

    This spice is pretty cool. It contains no salt or sugar or preservatives. It actually has good flavor. and I have been using it frequently and does its job. Just had to share. Also, its only one dollar. I would compare it to Dash seasoning but for a better price. Awesome!!! Have a good... Read more

  • Blogging magically strengthens my program, as well as other simple steps.

    12/2/2019 9:50:16 PM, by BECCACOZZIE

    So dear Sparkers, you get to hear about it. LOL. I was thinking today. There are many things in my life that I can't do a lot about...or, I can but it will take time and patience. But, working my program, my plan of eating, and slowly and steadily getting healthier is an area in which I can take... Read more

  • Whoops Day Recovery & 2020 Winter 5% Challenge

    12/2/2019 2:05:28 PM, by KALISWALKER

    On Saturday we went to a big birthday party with lots of appies. That day I ate light, and prepared my snack to take along, string cheese and apple slices 180 calories, leaving room for birthday cake. We left the house with so much stuff (music stand, guitar, gifts, appies, wine, etc.) we decided to... Read more

  • advent calendar

    12/1/2019 5:17:20 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

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  • No regrets: The Thanksgiving aftermath.

    12/1/2019 4:55:43 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

    Hi everyone. I gained weight over Thanksgiving but I'm sure its mostly water retention. Lost 6 pounds in a short time. I'm not that far from where I left off which is a good thing. It all started when my mom came to visit. She's such a little thing and rarely eats much. She likes all you can e... Read more

  • I am Losing Weight Over the Holidays

    11/28/2019 8:30:08 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Since October I am on the alert to sway myself from bad habits (bad choices). I am not perfect so I take corrective action as needed. What helps - 1) Daily nutrition tracking 2) Weighing myself daily 3) PGX capsules 4) Breakfast smoothies 255 calories 5) LOTS of diet Jello 6) Ta... Read more

  • Stalker

    11/26/2019 6:25:04 AM, by CARDIOQUEEN82

    So somebody is "feeding" my stepson's mother information or so she claims... stalker! I've been a member of SparkPeople for over a decade. I have a right to free speech. I haven't said anything on here that I wouldn't say in front of a judge which is where this is going to go if this behavior contin... Read more

  • Articles on Healing Prayer

    11/25/2019 12:24:20 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    There's an overwhelming number of articles on the topic and I've only briefly looked at these. Mostly just saving these. Ya'll don't need to read them all yourself (unless you just really want to.). If it's a topic you don't agree with or believe in, feel free to just move along and not post anythin... Read more

  • Holiday Horrors

    11/23/2019 2:43:52 PM, by BYWAYOFTHEMUSE

    I've been struggling with staying on track with my diet and exercise routines the majority of this year. I keep going back and forth between feeling motivated and feeling depressed, I had some self control during Halloween, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I'd love to hear some tips you ... Read more

  • My Lowest Weight in 20 Years

    11/23/2019 12:05:50 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today I am at my lowest weight in 20 years! I hit the 180s and today I am 189.4 pounds! Happy dance! I've accomplished something major this year! My interim goal was to get to the 180s before the end of the year! I have 38 more days this year to continue losing. My next major interim goal is ... Read more

  • Four Accountabilities

    11/22/2019 5:45:01 PM, by CARDIOQUEEN82

    So, I saw a blog of a blog and I "stole" it for myself because it's good advice.
    vidual.asp?blog_id=6592833 Four Accountabilities: 1. RECOVERY/SERENITY: 2. EXERCISE: 3. TRACKING/ACCOUNTABILITY: 4. REST/SE... Read more

  • Making it Through the Holidays & Doing More of What Makes Me Happy!

    11/22/2019 1:23:07 PM, by KALISWALKER

    2019 - Doing More of What Makes Me Happy! I found a lot of things I like more than eating and I've lost 30 pounds this last year. I am focused on losing more weight this fall, so I have a running start in the new year. I have been nutrition tracking all year - it's the magic in weight loss. Currentl... Read more

  • 2019 Thanksgiving Buffet Rules & Holiday Eating

    11/21/2019 8:01:29 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Buffets, parties, and holidays we seem to lose our minds and live like there is no tomorrow. Forgo the "last supper" mentality! Remember, like any other day, you will be faced with choices, so it's just another day. Thanksgiving is a single day in November, and Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa, etc. is a ... Read more

  • My lunch today: yum

    11/21/2019 1:32:22 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

    My lunch today: zucchini quinoa patties, 1serving with penne and sauce and green beans.... Read more

  • More Corinne Crabtree...

    11/19/2019 11:31:08 AM, by CARDIOQUEEN82

    (My notes from listening to her podcast). Three Keys to Weight Loss – Corinne Crabtree The mental heaviness…find out how to feel good enough to keep moving forward each and every day. We have to know how to be there for ourselves so we can keep involving into the person who takes care of ... Read more

  • My lunch today: Olive Garden with good bargains and choices.

    11/18/2019 9:36:09 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

    Hello everyone!! I went out with my mom and daughter today!! I was fortunate to be able to go to Olive Garden. Not to say I'm an advocate for Olive Garden, but I really thought the meal was fairly healthy for the price. I ordered the salad without dressing and asked for red wine vinega... Read more

  • “How Much Do You Weigh?” Video

    11/18/2019 1:51:02 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    SparkPeople has had a photo illustrating some of these issues and in trying to find original article using that photo, I found this video from “Blogilates” blogger Cassey Ho (sp?). (it’s captioned too!!) I haven’t found the other links so will update this later ... Read more

  • A Sense of Purpose as I Near a Goal

    11/16/2019 4:27:47 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This week each day I wake with a sense of purpose, to make progress towards my interim goal the 180's. I am doing better staying in my calorie range, so my weigh-in this morning 190.6 pounds, thrilling so close! I am optimistic that I can lose .7 pounds in the last 2 weeks of the challenge. I am les... Read more

  • Decluttering Kitchen and Getting Ready for Sock Hop

    11/15/2019 1:43:27 PM, by KALISWALKER

    One of my Spark teammates let me know she has joined TOPS too. It's nice to get feedback and I wish her all the best. I've been Sparking for years and joining this group has given a little push to try harder. Last week I kept seeing on youtube about people losing their minds over Popeye's Chic... Read more

  • Getting ready for a move

    11/15/2019 9:21:26 AM, by JOYCE2U

    Since Bobby passed away in June, it seems like it has been a roller coaster of feelings. One minute missing him so much, that I cry all day. The next minute, knowing I can get thru all of this and go on. The pain has eased up some. I try getting out to go see patients in the nursing home and tak... Read more

  • Temporary high glucose, feeling like I can do more.

    11/14/2019 4:54:39 PM, by CWILSON88

    I want to kick high blood sugar readings to the curb. I have been less than carful with my food thinking that my meds will make up for it. Today I almost fell down because I was really dizzy. My glucose reading was about 240 so that was not good. This after taking my new medication for 3 weeks. ... Read more

  • My lunch today: Veterans Day and other.

    11/11/2019 7:10:00 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

    Well, its Veteran's Day and I want to say thank you to all the veterans out there and a prayer to all those that have served. My lunch today wasn't anything in particular. I used some leftovers I had because I am going to the store tomorrow to gather some healthy goodies. Today, I just rela... Read more

  • Weekend at BMR With Friends

    11/8/2019 1:24:04 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Weekend is almost here YAY! We are going to our place in WA this weekend and invited a couple of friends to join us. Last weekend we got groceries and planned some activities for this weekend. The weather will be in the 50's and rain is forecast for tomorrow. Here are some of the activities we can c... Read more

  • My lunch today: lit with candles

    11/8/2019 1:10:22 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

    Hello everyone.. thought I would post lunch today. It has been a few days since I have been on here. Today, I decided to light some candles around the house to get good smelling aroma and ambiance. (Quinoa, riced broccoli and chickpeas) I made Quinoa, a superfood, with tons of gre... Read more