SparkPeople Community Journals Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=4 Telling people about your goals is one of the surest ways to reach them. We will cheer your successes and support you during your setbacks. SparkPeople Community Journals Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=4 Making it a Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=52398367 I'm starting a new Journal to log my running achievements. I had been a member of the Rookie Runners Team for a few years, and had a long thread there with all my running experiences logged. But the team has collapsed and so I've decided to start a new journal over here. <BR> <BR> My main aim is to run regularly - to have a running habit. I'm almost 66 yrs old, and my usual running distance/time is about 30 mins, or about 5k. It takes me about 35 mins to do 5k now - but I've given up t... Tue, 26 May 2020 15:24:22 EST Brenda's health and weight loss journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=52392007 I keep getting to goal weight, deciding I don't need SparkPeople anymore, and gaining it all back. I should have come back sooner, but I'm here now! I'm 169.5 pounds and I'm having trouble sleeping because I have heartburn so bad. It has become a habit to work from home, eat whatever is fast and easy, watch a lot of TV at night and snack until going to bed. I do not feel good or healthy and I'm ready to change that starting today Mon, 25 May 2020 21:41:44 EST Let's take a few moments... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=52193059 May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge those with this chronic illness (as well as myself). A moment to recognize the daily pain, misery, and frustration of this illness. Let's pray for a cure to be found soon! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/35a93935-5d09-4b69-8b07-a512633a20c2.jpg"> Mon, 4 May 2020 10:02:03 EST weight loss banner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51993340 I notice on some spark pages a picture/banner type thing that shows their weight loss progress.....How do you get that to show on your page/post?? Just wondering! Sun, 12 Apr 2020 11:34:02 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51985879 moved Sat, 11 Apr 2020 14:31:25 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51985845 <em>334</em> Sat, 11 Apr 2020 14:25:58 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51960999 . Wed, 8 Apr 2020 17:50:39 EST Creating my Dream Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51944935 This is the first step on the beginning of my journey. <BR> <BR> I am in the process of losing a large amount of weight, for my health, but also so I can live out my dreams with more confidence and inner joy. I want to feel good when I go to the beach and the swimming pool! <em>298</em> <BR> <BR> Accountability Journal: So far, eating foods within moderation has been my place of strength. I guess I'm just done with that feeling of being stuffed or being too full. And, I am trying to ge... Mon, 6 Apr 2020 22:36:29 EST V0k's Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51924975 04/04/2020 <BR> <BR> When I started this program, I didn't think much of it. I wanted to lose weight and had tried other things and just fell out of interest and ended up gaining it all back. I started at 156 pounds before starting Spark. I had lost a few pounds but was looking for support and help. As of today, I am doing beginner workouts and weight 148 pounds. Sticking to my guns. I know I can do this. My Goal is another 40 pounds. Sat, 4 Apr 2020 13:30:35 EST Facet's weight loss journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51921194 Hi Everyone! <BR> This is my journal which i've started this for two reasons: firstly for accountability and secondly as an emotional release re fitness. I will be as honest as I can be about my progress and what I am thinking and feeling and may vent occasionally! <BR> <BR> Height 6'2 <BR> <BR> Start weight: 343 lbs <BR> Current weight: 335,8 lbs <BR> Target weight:190 lbs <BR> <BR> Start waist: 139 cm <BR> Target waist: 92cm <BR> <BR> Target date: September 16th 2021 (2 lbs a week) <BR>... Sat, 4 Apr 2020 08:03:49 EST starting again can't find me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51844863 CHALLENGE <BR> *Track your food intake for all meals and snacks for five days this week. <BR> OR <BR> *Journal the positives of your day with food intake and what you would like to improve the next day. Also for five days this week. <BR> OR <BR> *Do both! Track one day and Journal another. <BR> <BR> Thursday 1: <BR> Friday 2: <BR> Saturday 3: <BR> Sunday 4: <BR> Monday 5: <BR> Tuesday 6: <BR> Wednesday 7: <BR> Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:25:02 EST 30LB, 13kg,2stone+ losers, question? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51710037 Lately, from exercising daily for the most part, whether consistent for a time, or here and there through the day, I have chest pain.. not like on either particular side, just the center of my chest, between my boobs, below my collar bone dip area.... It hurts here and there, and when it's acting up, bringing my shoulders towards one another/arms crossing/in front causes the pain to flare... it's not all day, but I'm thinking inflammation from the exercise.... <BR> <BR> and my lower back, be... Tue, 10 Mar 2020 13:26:21 EST Keto over 70 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51668643 I'm 72..would like to hear from any other members who are in my age bracket..and doing Keto Thu, 5 Mar 2020 21:18:56 EST Fran journey 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51628843 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/667f4730-54ac-4b80-9e4e-b96d1fbe46cc.jpg"> <BR> Hello March <BR> I closed Chapter 2 of my 2020 journey <BR> discovered a lot about my self I did not give it my all my grade D <BR> I was so close to saying good bye to the 140's <BR> Dec saw the scales stopped at 141 did great over the holidays. the post holiday blues set in and gained 5 pounds in Jan . <BR> the scales hit 144 . Thankful I woke up. <BR> slowly star... Sun, 1 Mar 2020 14:55:58 EST Alley's journey in 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51628087 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/93b5c09c-0031-44e6-94d7-05e58264c971.gif">Hello all, and welcome to my 2020 journey! <BR> Been a long time coming to get back to any semblance of normal- septic shock really does take it out of you...it's a long road back, but it can be done! <BR> looking forward to cataloging my progress here and reaching at least some of my goals in 2020! <BR> Sun, 1 Mar 2020 12:36:02 EST 2020 here I come !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51433090 2/8/2020 <BR> Journal entry : 1 <BR> well, I am back on Spark People , have been gone for about 9 months, and am hoping to continue .. to get my health back on the right track , my home life back on right track, my Finances back on right track... Many things going on all at the same time.. <BR> My Spirituality & Health being the top 2... Nothing is ever easy... I have found myself fluctuating back and forth many times... so this first entry is a rambling chunk for now.. <BR> I wil... Sat, 8 Feb 2020 17:58:21 EST Zipper Sister Support Wanted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51431462 I have been part of the Sparks family for a while, like most off and on this journey to a healthy lifestyle! <BR> <BR> After a restart towards my healthier lifestyle goals ... I suffered a 'widow maker'heart attack in July of last year ( 2019) .... after an emergency stent procedure ( which they didn't expect me to make through) ...my scheduled me for triple heart in August (2019). <BR> <BR> I'm doing well and making good progress thanks to prayer and amazing support from medical team, car... Sat, 8 Feb 2020 12:17:30 EST It's been along time since I was here ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51431005 Well yesterday was my birthday and I decided it's time to come back to Spark People. <BR> In 18 months I have had three surgeries. I was found to have Basal Small Cell Skin Cancer in April 2019. Surgery was on May 22nd and at my two week followup the surgeon told she got it all. My last surgery was on January 8th for a hammer toe correction surgery. I will have a pin in my second toe for five weeks and in six days it will be removed. Not much fun walking through the snow with an air ca... Sat, 8 Feb 2020 11:10:53 EST Positive Thoughts Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51421421 Setting up a journal to record my positive thoughts, gratitudes, and any other thoughts I have to keep my focus on the positive side of life. Fri, 7 Feb 2020 09:40:31 EST I know it's time (for a new me) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51352999 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7e0d7285-2fde-44c6-9f11-1cea6c26cccc.png"> <BR> <BR> Friday Weekly Weigh In <BR> <BR> 243 pounds <BR> <BR> (NOT GOOD!) This is the MOST I have ever weighed. For two years I have hovered between 235 and 240 but have never gone over 240 (until now!) <BR> <BR> JANUARY - End of the Month - Monthly Measurements <BR> <BR> calf ---- 16 <BR> thigh -- 25.75 <BR> hip ---- 52.5 <BR> waist -- 47.5 <BR> arm --- 16.75 <BR> chest -- 50.5 <BR> <BR... Fri, 31 Jan 2020 00:40:22 EST BRONWYN'S JOURNEY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51214885 BLC 42 - CLEAN SWEEP CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> EAT & TRACK: <BR> Coffee with 2 tsp sugar & f/c milk (Rise and Shine) <BR> Coffee with 2 tsp sugar & f/c milk (arrive at office) <BR> Meat Patty & Scrambled Egg, with 3 slices w/bread (breakfast) <BR> NOTE TO SELF: cut back on sugar, and white bread <BR> <BR> Feeling good today. The weather has cooled down, making it easier to sleep at night. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:47:53 EST Blog challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51133453 I dont know if this is a blog page. Any way I wanted to state my blood pressure over night has finally pulled me out of prehypertention state. Now the day is early but i smiled. I think my scale thinks its April 1st. Cause it said im 159 from 153. Lol today is gonna be a great day. Im seeing a difference in my life. <em>381</em> Thu, 9 Jan 2020 08:03:44 EST Spunki's Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=51023452 I have never posted here but I am going to start journaling here. It helps me to get my thoughts out of my brain and onto something else. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my Day 1... I don't really know if its keto, or low fat, or whatever... I just know I have to start. Maybe it will be focusing on water, and exercise and eating what I know to be healthy in place of the holiday foods. I Just know I have to start somewhere, and somewhere is better than no where. <BR> <BR> There are several per... Sun, 29 Dec 2019 19:04:53 EST end of 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=50959583 today feeling very fat gained 4 pounds just this week. <BR> watching food and logging back into my food and exercise <BR> 2020 5 miles a day or try <BR> I feel ess stressed and depressed most of the activities are done. <BR> Party the 28th for my daughters and grandchildren and great granddaughter <BR> Sat, 21 Dec 2019 13:56:55 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=50953400 I weighed in and now I'm back to Spark People. I've lost some weight - but it is climbing back up Fri, 20 Dec 2019 18:21:07 EST Welcome to Challenging Us 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=50888700 6th attempt. <BR> <BR> Be best if present boss stays but glad you're making health your priority. <BR> <BR> Good you're walking. Short walk yesterday and doc. BP OK. <BR> <BR> Short talk with sister, coherent but quickly exhausted. Long chat with niece and nephew. Someone with sister day and night. <BR> <BR> You're right. We just have to battle on. Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:15:55 EST Welcome to Challenging Us 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=50888652 Just trying another way.om Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:01:59 EST A cookie addict's journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=50873964 Day 001 - Today is day one of what is expected to be a long, long journey. To be honest, I'm already thinking about eating my standard 2,800 calories of cookies today. Not to mention my 2,500 calories from regular meals. I have to make a choice though. A trim, healthy, active life without cookies or a fat, unhealthy, inactive life with cookies. Seems stupid to even have to spell it out, but the fact is I'm seriously addicted to them. Sugar can cloud common sense. Trust me, I've been liv... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:15:14 EST new trying a variety and praying for america http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=50831858 I am totally depressed with all the news.Its either shootings washington tearing all of us in pieces. I watch christmas shows where the perfect ending <em>46</em> all happy cheerful but its just a show <BR> DNA nutrition sent in not holding my breath then ID life ideas they connected me <BR> with. Is it time to stop just keep going with my life.Its not going well I really try and be perky but its not working hubby gets so upset with me.Not sleeping well days flying nights awake praying n... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:26:26 EST Back to spark support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=50777395 I have used sparkpeople before and I know it works. Back again for help... <em>521</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2019 07:27:04 EST Creating Ownership http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=50536473 So I decided to give the journal a try. I have always been a writer so this should be fun. I have started and fell off of every diet bandwagon known to man, so Monday I decided to create my own "diet". I am tracking everything that I eat and making better decision. See, the problem is... I know what to do (have an education in Personal Training) what I lack was self respect and self worth. I can tell you all day what to do, but I never follow my own rules. My fiancee doesn't have an ima... Fri, 1 Nov 2019 10:56:50 EST Sarah's Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=50382035 Monday Oct 14, 2019 <BR> <BR> Hi I am Sarah and I am opening this journal to help keep me motivated and in right thinking day to day on my fitness program. I am 67 years old and started (re-started) my fitness program on Oct 1 at 235 lb with a goal to lose 8 lb in October. I am making progress but the last two days I have overeaten and gained pounds back! One thing I learned: I cannot go to bed hungry trying to shrink my stomach. When I was young that quick fix worked, but not now. I am bipo... Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:16:01 EST TheAbsoluteQueen Noom Journal 📓? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=50363241 <em>249</em> for my 📓? journal but gave Noom a try a few weeks ago to see if it can help me manage some things I have been struggling with when it comes to my weightloss/healthy journey now that I have this stressful job. Having a Group Coach and Goal Specialist has been helpful. Sat, 12 Oct 2019 16:17:49 EST planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=50093306 Im starting new goals, and a Sparkpeople journal seems the way to do it. I really enjoy this site. Im intermittent fasting today, cant remember the last time I ate so I can get to 18 fasting hours. I think it was 5pm. i like to break my fast with butter in my coffee. it rocks. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:08:00 EST The trials and tribulations of going sugar free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49760881 So I'm 38 minutes (approximately) sugar free. This is a record of how I'm going. Wish me luck. Tue, 6 Aug 2019 17:09:14 EST Keto started July 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49731593 hello just finished grilling and I am so ready for some weight loss <BR> Noom is not working I still have until november but of course cant log food there <BR> downloaded Keto app grocery store purchased what I can eat and hopeful Sat, 3 Aug 2019 10:24:05 EST Day by day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49729426 Sugar free (no added sugar) <BR> Gluten free <BR> Junk and dairy max 2x per week <BR> Vegetables with every meal, 5 servings per day or more Sat, 3 Aug 2019 04:55:57 EST *LOSING* the Spare Tire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49638692 "Starting" a new journal. Thought about a blog, but I prefer this. <BR> <BR> 15 days without sugar now. Went cold turkey. <BR> Saw several YouTube videos by Dr. Lustig about "Sugar, the Bitter Truth". A real eye opener. I tried going sugar free before, but didn't fully understand the hurdles I was to encounter. Now, everything is crystal clear. My high school motto: "Feed Freedom with Knowledge". I know much more about sugar than I ever have before. <BR> <BR> No more added sugar or artifi... Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:39:19 EST I keep coming back to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49565444 I love good food and I love to exercise. I also love having a home, a husband, 3 beautiful boys, and a life that blesses me every day. I don't love having thyroid issues and only 24 hours in the day. I'm finding my way as I get older to fit fitness and mindful eating into a life that has evolved into something much different than when I had 2 hours a day to exercise and was able to sleep thru the night. After trying several different things to drop weight and get my stamina back I find th... Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:49:39 EST Swan's Workout Log http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49560354 Started working out again a few weeks ago at a crawl, not really worth logging each day. For instance, would do one circuit of a workout (about 6 mins) and stop. However, I’ve now progressed enough to start logging what I do. My goal is to get familiar with a variety of workouts and alternate them. I hope to get “good” at one or two and then add another, then another, etc… <BR> <BR> I’m writing this journal not so much to keep myself accountable but to remind myself of my progress (for day... Mon, 15 Jul 2019 00:52:43 EST Alley's journey 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49526588 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79d4400c-e884-461d-9e57-dde939a9bc65.jpg">7 months into the year... 15 months post sepsis- still going strong . Trying hard to be as I once was... God is good- I am still here <em>437</em> Thu, 11 Jul 2019 06:06:17 EST Sharing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49512217 Sharing my goal not only helped me, it help Spark someone else's interest.😎? Tue, 9 Jul 2019 12:36:11 EST Andrea's Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49507091 This is my first post. This is like the tenth time I have tried to lose weight but this time I am determined to succeed. I have already lost fifteen pounds(yea!)and I have one hundred more to go. But I will do it. I know I can do it Mon, 8 Jul 2019 23:46:32 EST My Keto/Healthy goals for today.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49425520 Hire neighbor to plant...and I; water..and irrigate; clean house..;exercise for 25 min. <BR> Keto eating..along with Intermittent fasting..One hour window <BR> Enjoy the beautiful weather. Get ready for company. Sat, 29 Jun 2019 14:45:25 EST New user here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49424620 Just joined sparkpeople a few days ago and finding my way around. <BR> <BR> I'm 61 years old, mother of 3, grandmother of 7 and caretaker of my 89 year mom who lives with me and our little dog. I work at a University in Research Computing. <BR> <BR> I've been overweight most of my life and I'm hoping to grow old in a healthy body. Sat, 29 Jun 2019 12:26:46 EST Looking for your #l1 losing weight tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49360630 Very serious about seeing the scale go down. I am one that stops and starts. I want to stay with it now. Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:51:01 EST THREAD CLOSED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49315238 - Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:32:13 EST Tired all the time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49207541 I just don't understand why I am so tired all the time . If I sit down to watch a little t.v. <BR> I fall asleep, Seems that's all I want to do is sleep/ <em>102</em> Wed, 5 Jun 2019 23:43:35 EST Ivana's journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49190928 Today is my birthday. I am 34, with 163cm and 81kg. <BR> <BR> My plan is to be healthy on my 35th birthday! I have 365 days! <BR> <BR> Looking forward for this year ahead of me. <BR> <BR> I will be journaling here my progress. Tue, 4 Jun 2019 07:09:20 EST new program atkins May 21 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=49068801 well today the start of a new me <BR> after trying to decide for months weather to rejoin noom i loved it but when it ended they offered me the program but more money <BR> so today the start of atkins.DXont have enough low carb but going to keep going and see what happens Tue, 21 May 2019 14:47:46 EST BABY STEPS = BIG RESULTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=48941808 On April 14th, I decided to tackle the bull by the horn once and for all. I've been obese since 1989. I reached 248 lbs last year and panicked so I lost a few pounds here and there but in April 2019 I was still 234 lbs. <BR> <BR> So I decided to use the food tracker, to read the nutritional report daily, do 18o minutes of exercise a week. Also as for losing weight, I wanted to keep it realistic; took me a long time to put it on so not going to come off overnight, right? <BR> <BR> My weigh... Tue, 7 May 2019 21:16:25 EST 400 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=48838387 how many people have lost more than 200 pounds no surgery just hard work and changes <BR> Fri, 26 Apr 2019 21:21:35 EST I can do this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=48674254 I have tried to eat healthy and lose weight for so long I feel like some days I don't even believe in myself. I am afraid to tell anyone because it almost feels laughable. I am going to work on strengthening my mind and creating positive energy. Yesterday was my first good day in quite a while and I feel great today. I had a great sleep ( after a day of light and healthy food) and my sore muscles from exercise are a treat. Tue, 9 Apr 2019 07:55:57 EST new journey my diet coach March 22 a new program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=48507625 Lost a pound so happy I am back on track. <BR> So disappointed that I could not continue on Noom but this maybe another journey <BR> MY DIET COACH Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:36:02 EST Kim`s Place :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=48453540 I thought I would start a journal to keep track of things in my life...I have been at goal since November 2018 and I have let a few pounds creep back on. I have become complacent and have been eating poorly; not exercising doesn't help either. I need to get back into drinking water, doing some form of exercise (I love walking) and eating more healthfully. I turn 50 on March 31 and I`d like to be entrenched back into my healthy habits by then :) <BR> <BR> I am a 5`3`` woman, mother of 2 ... Sun, 17 Mar 2019 11:38:34 EST Trying to improve my blood work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=47927179 We get regular blood work done every 3 months at the dialysis center. <BR> <BR> I wish I wasn't a dialysis patient but I am :-( <BR> <BR> Well, my most recent blood test wasn't good! My triglycerides were quite high. <BR> <BR> I am determined to bring it down to healthier levels! <BR> <BR> I am giving up fast food! I've had too many burgers recently! Sigh! Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:46:07 EST Tracy's 2019 journey to better health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=47623711 Getting ready for the new year with new journal. <BR> <BR> 2018 turned out to be a year of maintaining (mostly) and learning what works for me and what doesn't. Finding what takes me off track and trying to figure out how to regroup and adjust. I'm looking forward to 2019 and implementing what I've been learning. <BR> <BR> 1st and foremost- do not beat myself up over stuff. Life is too short and not guaranteed. Be kind to yourself no matter what. <BR> <BR> I spent a good chunk of 2018 a... Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:38:38 EST Weight loss Journal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=47540475 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm opening this journal in order to motivate myself to lose weight. I'm 5'8 and 1/2, female and 49 years young. <BR> <BR> I started at 207 lbs in July 2018. Now I'm 200 lbs and my target is 165 lbs. Hopefully I'll reach my target next year around my birthday (towards the end of October). I'll be 50 and I don't want to enter my 50's being overweight. <BR> <BR> I follow: <BR> <BR> - no processed food, more like a nutritarian Paleo diet but with meat occasionally no... Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:48:46 EST OlderOwl's journey to improve mental perfection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=47367711 This is a record of my journey to avoid ill advised mental and social errors (I do take healthy risks) in order to live with joy and abundance based on books such as Dr. Amen's book Feel Better Fast and Make it Last, A Firm Foundation by Paul Chappell, 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle, and The Perfect Day Formula by Craig Ballantyne. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 17:32:15 EST my journey with noom and depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=47290372 need to keep a jpurnal to see my highs and lowes today ba bad day truck broke down sat with leaking gas andd we were 20 miles from home <BR> today towing it to be repaired and it might cost 500 <BR> started a new program not a diet. Noom guides you and your body to create a healthy lifestyle,teases your knowledge and quizes the menu has colores to make right decision gree any amount,yellow watch red put the breaks on <BR> lost 3 pounds so its slow but it is teaching me and my mind to pick the... Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:12:09 EST Gwyn Anne's journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=46299717 I decided that I am going to keep a journal once again under my new name with spark people. Today I weignt ot Weight watchers and am at 212.6. I don't think that is good. I don't know how much I weighed when I first started losing but it had to be at least 250 pounds, and I am 5 foot tall. I probably weighed more. but this weight is going to come off me. so today is my first day of my new me Sun, 5 Aug 2018 19:58:57 EST Running at 254 lbs- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=45063377 April 2018, 100 pounds lost! and now I've started running. This will be a place where I come and record my exercise, and just do a daily mind dump of this whole experience. Walking has been and still is my number one form of exercise. At 355lbs that was the only exercise that I could comfortable do.. I climbed to the very top of Mt. Elinor at 311lbs. This feat was huge for me, and it's my mental go to while running.. I always tell myself, "You can jog this last mile, you climbed a fricken mo... Wed, 4 Apr 2018 01:26:58 EST rondajo's journal... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=43794082 Nov 2017 Daily journal. <BR> Wednesday, November 01, 2017 <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> <em>592</em> <BR> 11/30 Thurs. EOM Recap on month <BR> <BR> begin: 264.8 ending....255.6 === -9.2 lbs <BR> BMI 44.1%..... END 42.6% == 1.5% <BR> BF 60% .. END... 57.2 == -2.8% <BR> BW 29.3% ..END.. 31.3-- - +2% (SINCE THIS IS WATER- I ASSUME THAT'S GOOD) <BR> waist-- 51.5 now .. 50 ... -1.5 <BR> hips 56 now.. 55 .. -1 <BR> thigh..30 .. now..29... -1 <BR> chest... 52 now 52 <BR> <BR> Good month... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 17:53:56 EST My Fitness Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=39780851 <em>198</em> Time to make some fitness goals. I've fallen off the proverbial wagon. It doesn't matter why. It only matters that I start again. <BR> <BR> Since I never really know what I can do from one day to the next I am breaking this up into 2 week segments. <BR> Week 1 - Treadmill 4 times a week for at least 15 minutes. Longer if I can. <BR> Strength training twice a week. Remembering to start slow. <BR> Stretching 5 days a week. <BR> <BR> Once I... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:47:40 EST Caution.... Curves Ahead. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=38726927 That's not my main goal but it would be a nice benefit. <BR> I started again in January but got a bit side tracked by life. April 5, 2016 will be my day to remember. I am soooo motivated. I am taking charge of my life and refuse to give up regardless of challenges that present themselves. Best of all - my sweet hubby is doing it with me. All of it. So here we go. Baby steps. One day at a time. <BR> Today was the second day in a row I was on the treadmill. In a few days I will add s... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 01:34:03 EST The Ultimate Life Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=37598348 Here on the first day of December, 2015 I'm starting my community journal to track my progress as I take on SparkPeople's Ultimate Life Challenge. I intend to track my progress during personal challenges here. I intend to set goals and create some public accountability for myself. My SparkFriends are welcome to join me and comment on my posts, or post your own goals or progress. New friends are always welcome! <BR> <BR> I'm currently working on FOCUS cornerstone. Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:09:41 EST Now I'm 65! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=36336328 I have been doing a food journal type blog on my Spark page for about 4 weeks and (a) found it very useful for my own accountability and (b) found that comments soon dropped off as people got bored with it! I don't really want comments, but I DO want a place to keep a record and hold myself to account. So I'm starting a community journal. <BR> <BR> How my food journal works is: <BR> 1 = what I planned to eat <BR> 2= what I actually ate <BR> 3= anything I eat which is not really good food (... Sat, 16 May 2015 14:31:00 EST Chiggers Best Year of my Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=36306808 I've been 'flirting' with a few forums and need to make a commitment for the summer. So Sparkpeople is my choice. It's time to get serious - at least for the summer. <BR> <BR> Got a clean bill of health - various appointments last week and this week to check everything out. There is nothing 'wrong' with me. Well - I do need to have a blood test repeated Thursday to make sure glucose levels are ok - we'll see. BUT - all-in-all, I am blessed to be in a healthy position. <BR> <BR> This su... Tue, 12 May 2015 13:56:51 EST starting fresh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=31908523 I am starting fresh right now 162 to 140 by 11/22 Thu, 5 Sep 2013 02:27:53 EST PATTYKLAVER'S Goal Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=31859787 August 29, 2013: I have been telling myself all summer (well, at least since July) that I was going to do a few things. Although I feel that I have made some small strides, I really haven't pushed myself as I want to or should do. So, I start this journal to write down my goals. I will consciously think of them. I will come up with short, medium and long term goals. I will only take a few on at a time as to not overwhelm myself and not do them again. <BR> <BR> This week: <BR> 1) I wi... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:18:26 EST GWynlee's accountablity journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=30496198 this journal is for me to hold myself accountable for losing weight. I am coming up with my goals and will post them soon Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:35:23 EST PATTYKLAVER's Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=21032238 The doctor is trying to lower my dose of Geodon. I usually take 80 mg at night. The first time, he lowered it to 40 mg. I'd not sleep that much and about 2 pm, I'd become so tired I was almost comatose. After two days of that, I started taking the 80 mg again. <BR> <BR> The second time, the dose got lowered to 60 mg. I didn't sleep good and I noticed that I felt more depressed. Sometimes the depression was pretty bad. <BR> <BR> So, the last two nights, I have been taking the 80 mg ag... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 08:15:08 EST Jibbie's 2010 sedulous, pluck, Moxie, doggedness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=17753682 <em>15</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 09:38:50 EST PAT'S EXERCISE RECORD. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=13606897 <em>249</em> FEBRUARY <BR> <BR> 1. AEROBICS 30 MIN. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. <BR> 11. <BR> 12 <BR> 13. <BR> 14. <BR> 15. <BR> 16. <BR> 17. <BR> 18. <BR> 19. <BR> 20. <BR> 21. <BR> 22. <BR> 23. <BR> 24. <BR> 25. <BR> 26. <BR> 27. <BR> 28. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> I LOVE ME BETTER THAN THAT <em>473</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2009 18:34:00 EST Annie's Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=10515501 Down 13.5 pounds since I created my Spark Page on May 12, 2008. Down 22 pounds from my January 1st weight. I'm learning some good habits, and feel good about my journey. <BR> <BR> My personal goals: <BR> 1. Eat mostly healthy whole foods, especially fruits and vegetables. <BR> 2. 8 glasses of water <BR> 3. Stop at one helping. <BR> 4. Don't eat after supper. <BR> 5. Work with weights a minimum of three times a week. <BR> 6. Get 7 hours of sleep. <BR> <BR> I have been very successful with t... Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:41:40 EST never give up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=1295732 For those of you who might remember, I'm the same Linloseandwin. Still trying to focus. <em>103</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks, Denise for the invite back/info and thank you Sparkpeople for the membership! <BR> <BR> Planning to continue the gains (losses), I made the last time I was here, with help from my friends! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Maybe I can get back to "I can see clearly now....." <BR> <BR> Lin Mon, 23 Jan 2006 11:51:40 EST Welcome to: Challenging US! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=4&imparent=182851 This is a new kind of challenge board and we decided to set it up on the journal board. <BR> <BR> What we, Janice and I have been discussing, is a different way of challenging ourselves. What we came up with is to set our own challenges and goals and work on them for a week at a time. <BR> <BR> A few of the challenges that each of us might consider is: tracking the minutes you expend on a daily basis for work out/exercise and anything else that expends energy on a day by day basis. Countin... Sun, 12 Dec 2004 07:59:07 EST