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  • Starting Over (again)

    2/15/2020 3:22:24 PM, by MUNCHIEMAGS

    Last time I was really active on SP was in 2017. So many things have occurred since then - I won't bore anyone with details but I am now coming back to try to pick up the pieces again. The good news is that I did not gain a lot of weight during my absence, but I did gain some (enough to make me di... Read more

  • I am still lurking here

    2/15/2020 12:15:18 PM, by BILLIEK17

    It's funny how I've been a part of Sparkpeople for such a very long time. I do come on here most days and read my "friends" blogs and updates. I haven't written anything myself for over 2 years. I don't even know what to say anymore. I currently weigh about 12 pounds over my current goal and about 1... Read more

  • Taking lessons from my body- Happy Valentine's Day to all

    2/14/2020 9:22:17 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning - last night I had an attack from my sciatic. It was starting just b/4 I went to bed. But I was woken by the sharp pain, I had to think - what now. I used my sports tape, etc. Nothing worked so I finally put my back brace on - this worked. I have known my sciatic problems stemmed f... Read more

  • Well, ok, then.....

    2/14/2020 6:43:43 AM, by ANAIS57

    Today is a weigh-in and the scale registered 1 lb down and 4 more inches fell away. I've lost 6lbs and 14 inches overall! This has been since I joined Anytime Fitness back in October. There was a bunch of yoyoing around the holidays. I tried Noom and then I came back to SP and said I would give it m... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/13/2020 10:27:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'll be heading to the gym after lunch today. i also will be active throughout my day. it is snowing and mild here. tomorrow it is going to be very cold outside. my daughter and i are prepared for today and tomorrow. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/12/2020 4:12:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    a somewhat cool day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! tomorrow i am heading off to the gym for the first time this week. i am looking forward to it. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • going for a massage

    2/12/2020 9:49:38 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- sciatic still an issue. It has gotten better - last night was the first night that I got some sleep in about a week. massage has worked in the past. The only anxiety I have my regular masseuse is not available and I have another that I am trying out. I really have to be firm with ... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/10/2020 2:11:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is now underway. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! I will be heading out for a long walk later on, after dinner. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • it is not the scale but the journey

    2/9/2020 12:46:00 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - I do not weigh myself often. I got on the scale and I lost weight. I am at a weight I have not seen in some time. I have more to go, but with all the stress that I have had in my life - it is a good sign. I had decided that I will take whatever loss I can manage. I am not weighin... Read more

  • it's saturday

    2/8/2020 1:59:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and sunny day here today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgies say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • Greek Yogurt: the good & the bad

    2/8/2020 12:37:28 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I bought 2 different brands of greek yogurt on Saturday, last week. The dannon Greek yogurt was the cheapest at $3.47 for a 4-pack. Instantly I noticed a difference in taste when I put the first spoonful into my mouth. There are 9 grams of carbs in this blueberry flavor. But I am thinking that... Read more

  • 4695 days...

    2/7/2020 10:20:28 AM, by CUCHIFRITO

    That's how long it's been since I made my first blog post on this site! I can hardly wrap my head around that number. Time certainly does fly. While almost everything in my life is different now than when I first joined this site over 12 years ago, the quest for attaining that perfect body still per... Read more

  • I Can't Get Discouraged

    2/7/2020 9:42:48 AM, by ANAIS57

    No movement this week on the scale, but I swear I can see a difference in the mirror and that just has to keep me going. So after leaving Noom and weighing every day (which was driving me crazy), I was hoping I would be rewarded. I only weigh once a week now. But nothing, nada, zip, zilch. Waiting ... Read more

  • Good morning!

    2/7/2020 8:22:36 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- went and babysat for my DD. My GD soon to be 8 told us that they have been donating toys to charities. she was innocent and showed us the box of charity stuff. Many of the objects were presents that we just gave them for Christmas. I have Playmobil western kit for my grand son. M... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/6/2020 1:32:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a snowy day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep ,cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • good afternoon

    2/5/2020 1:52:26 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon - Sciatic doing good but I decided not to exercise today. 35 degrees today. I have been extremely busy doing stuff that needed to get done. DH is in his office - I just popped my head in and he is staring at his display. I said what are you doing? He says nothing right now. I t... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/5/2020 12:33:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and cool day here today. my daughter is now in the school band and she is so happy! she loves to play and learn music. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Need to start doing some Indian dance to get the more favorable spirits - LOL

    2/4/2020 7:44:55 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - maybe it is not so good. Last evening when I was watching TV - I floss my teeth. My canine tooth is an implanted tooth. It flew out of my mouth. It was such a surprise I thought I lost the tooth. My husband and I found it. He says - now call the dentist - they are open for 15 mi... Read more

  • 1st Blog...ever!

    2/4/2020 3:49:34 AM, by PBVHCCVH

    I've never done a blog before, but shall give this a try. I just joined Spark Premium and am finding it very informative and helpful. My exercising has to be modified after falling yesterday and cracking 2 ribs and getting a mild concussion! The positive side is that I stayed on my calorie count... Read more

  • Feeling Motivated... Being Proactive and Mindful This Time

    2/3/2020 7:42:20 AM, by ANAIS57

    I was 153 in this photo. I know I can get here again. With another road trip on the horizon, I am motivated to get this next 10lbs off. This time I will make goal which is 30lbs from now. I did a vision board in my planner. I am more mindful and present. The scale has to move this week. Anothe... Read more

  • it's sunday

    2/2/2020 2:05:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    a mild and snowy day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i picked up a few new salads to try this week when i went grocery shopping a while ago. i will do an exercise dvd later on, after dinner. have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • My sciatic woke me up this morning at 4 am

    2/2/2020 8:46:51 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - I injured my sciatic doing exercise - in 2018. I thought I had it strengthen with certain exercises and stretches, but it is back. I have more trouble when the weather is cold. It is 48 here. Sciatic nerve pain is the worse. As I age it seems it is getting harder to contain some o... Read more

  • it's saturday

    2/1/2020 2:21:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy here today. my daughter says hi and she likes her new teachers. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! Have a terrific day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • I am very optimistic most of the time

    1/31/2020 12:28:26 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - got over the funeral of DS's BF, got over many curveballs from my DH about adjusting to his retirement. But then I see what is happening in Washington. My G how can an entire body of congress not do their job. How can someone that powerful be above the law? I pray and pray for o... Read more

  • good news

    1/30/2020 5:24:01 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good evening; DS went to the funeral of his BF today. There was no one there that was young only people from the parents work. My son went in and his BF's parents were so pleased that he came. They talked and his father hugged my son and told him he loved my son. I wish he told his own son that... Read more

  • Healed...just like that!

    1/30/2020 2:53:28 PM, by ANAIS57

    Yesterday, I was vigilant about taking Zicam every three hours and I took Nyquil last night. I slept all night and woke up with the head cold gone!!! So grateful. I made it to my Zumba class. I was a bit low on energy, but I got through it and got a sweat on. i also did chest on the machines before ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/30/2020 2:42:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got caught up on some housework today. now i am just relaxing. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/29/2020 4:26:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    I am having a great day so far. my daughter is taking it easy until her next semester at school starts tomorrow. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • got a new strategy

    1/29/2020 9:41:52 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning - I do not have cravings much any more, but I wanted chocolate yesterday. I just wanted a very small amount. I go into the bulk area of the grocery store. I put in a bag 2 malt balls and put a price on it. The cashier made a remark, but that is ok. I tracked it and moved on. That i... Read more

  • Gonna be out of Whack Today

    1/29/2020 3:40:31 AM, by ANAIS57

    Where did this cold come from? Couldn't stay awake at 5pm last night... forced myself to make it to 7pm and now I have been awake since 1:30am. Took a Zicam and climbed back in bed. Did a meditation, but sleep is not coming. It's now 3:25am and I am here on SP drinking some detox tea. I intend to ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/28/2020 1:04:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new day is well underway, i am really enjoying the program i am in to help with my anxiety and depression. my daughter had her last final exam yesterday morning. she starts the second semester this thursday. she is looking forward to continuing to learn and the variety of courses she will be takin... Read more

  • sad call from DS

    1/28/2020 8:12:57 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - I got a call from my DS around 9:30 pm last night. He asked me to babysit his daughter so he could go to his best man's funeral. This man was my son's BF but when my son joined the Army, they drifted apart. This man did not want my son to go into the Army. He was only 29 years ol... Read more

  • God Bless Kobe and his family

    1/27/2020 6:28:57 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - What news! So sad - my son was a basketball fan. So I knew about Kobe! Life is so short - I take the message to enjoy each and everyday. It matters! It seems as you age the time goes faster. I pray for his wife and his daughters. 247 I am off to the gym. I am losing inche... Read more

  • National Day of....Feb.

    1/26/2020 7:29:39 PM, by -COURT-
    m/calendar-at-a-glance/ February 1 National Baked Alaska Day National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery) National Get Up Day National Serpent Day National Texas Day February 2 National Heavenly Hash Day National Tater Tot Day Nationa... Read more

  • Arghhhh ...Can I do this? I just left Noom.

    1/26/2020 4:58:13 PM, by ANAIS57

    So I did the trial for Noom and they said, I could make goal by May. Geesh, I have never lost that much weight in that kind of time. I have lost 6 pounds this month so that is good. Before I paid for the full subscription, I bailed. I like the cognitive-behavioral approach, but I just couldn't see h... Read more

  • Another year, another attempt

    1/25/2020 3:42:03 PM, by ANAIS57

    Now it's 2020... still not at goal. My trusted and loved sidekick crossed the rainbow bridge. I traveled totally solo this past year and managed to break my wrist and fall two additional times on hikes. I HAVE TO GET THIS BODY BACK. Fasting use to work, but it's not doing the trick. I do think I ope... Read more

  • Waiting for granddaughter coming today

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

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

  • Not Sure How I Did It

    1/25/2020 12:34:12 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    I weighed myself before I went away for vacation, and I had gotten back up to 200 pounds. Yes my weight is like a yo-yo or a wild rollercoaster ride every week. Usually I lose 1 or 2 pounds one week and then gain 2 or 4 pounds the very next week. It is really frustrating. Anyways while I was... Read more

  • Had a wonderful sleep -

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

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

  • Just Say NO to Roll With The Flow

    1/23/2020 2:32:21 PM, by SALVAGEDLIFE

    "I've learned It's the important little baby steps, which teaches us, how to grow. Moving up just one small notch, will help us more, than we know." ~ Tom Baker I've admitted that housekeeping is not my strong suit and one of the areas of my life I need to improve. I've chosen washing dishes da... Read more

  • it's thursday

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

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

  • Last Breakfast in Laughlin

    1/23/2020 7:32:28 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    This is what I ordered before 4am, from the restaurant in the casino. You would think after watching "My 600 Pound Life" and "1000 Pound Sisters" last night would make me run away from food. Oh well I will be back home tomorrow...time for some fasting then. That coffee cake was so good.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

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

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

  • Pep Talks and Dirty Dishes

    1/22/2020 1:40:33 PM, by SALVAGEDLIFE

    I'm 3 days into my lifestyle change. While I haven't needed a come to Jesus meeting with myself, I have had a series of pep talks along the way. DH has been working longer hours since last Thursday so time together has been limited. Yesterday we had a chance to catch up before he left and then I did... Read more

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

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

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

  • Living in the Moment-Take 1

    1/21/2020 4:28:40 PM, by SALVAGEDLIFE

    Had a pretty good day yesterday. Got the dishes caught up, counters cleaned off and made dinner. Foodwise it was a blue dot day. I decided to start an audible book and found a self help book I don't even remember buying while looking through the library. It's only 3 1/2 hours so I thought I wo... Read more

  • it's monday

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

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

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

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

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

  • It's really not that hard....

    1/19/2020 5:29:57 PM, by SALVAGEDLIFE

    Today my trial period of 2020 is over and it's time to get to work of the goals I've been toying with in my head. First and foremost get back on track with WW. It works and I know it does. It just takes a bit of effort on my part. It's really not that hard and I know that and I need to stop th... Read more

  • Deep Fried Desires

    1/19/2020 12:13:11 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    As a kid I loved fried chicken, corn dogs, onion rings, and the fried dough that I could only get at a country fair every summer. Now-a-days you can find more fried foods at a fair. About 7 years ago when I went to a fair with my brother, we got deep fried oreos. Supposedly Elvis liked fried pickles... Read more

  • Busy Saturday

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

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