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  • cookie day

    12/7/2019 12:50:32 AM, by IMREITE

    Tomorrow is cookie baking day. i may end up playing with my nieces. 2 of them are old enough but the younger ones are not. mostly. it may get crowded and i am hoping the drama is kept to a minimum... Read more

  • A Possible Big Change

    12/6/2019 11:42:08 PM, by FASHIONROADKILL

    My husband received word that he has been selected for an International military posting in 2020. If all goes well with the screenings, clearances, and things of that nature we will be beginning a new adventure in a few months. Originally we had been under the impression that we would be in our curr... Read more

  • 12/6/19

    12/6/2019 8:52:03 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    Well today I woke up the crab monster. I am stressed out. Not in a way I can not handle but in a way I know I have control over other people's decisions. I got on the scale and saw 183.6. I attribute that to the whole bag of hershey kisses and Venti chestnut praline frap I had from starbucks yes... Read more

  • 12/6/19 Leadership is influence. John C. Maxwell

    12/6/2019 7:36:41 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts. Blaise Pascal Love Quote of the Day If I get married, I want to be very married. Audrey Hepburn Art Quote of the Day A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art. Paul Cezanne Nature Quote of the Day Mo... Read more

  • no mail for 2 days

    12/5/2019 9:20:47 PM, by IMREITE

    we didnt have mail pick/up delivery for 2 days. i called the post office because we had a bill that needed to go out and i wanted to know if i need to do an extra errand tomorrow to deliver it. once i called they said some deliveries are still being made for the day. they had new people and some of... Read more

  • Keep on keeping on

    12/5/2019 3:48:56 PM, by NAESREALITY

    Pic on right is a softball pic of me in 1988. Other pic is me this fall in 2019. I intended to keep on keeping on! Age is just a number. I have spent my Mid 20's to my mid 40's being overweight, busy, and stressed! I am working on returning to my energetic self of decades ago! I just smi... Read more

  • 12/5/19 ughhh

    12/5/2019 3:46:31 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    I have fallen off the wagon and I can't get back on it. I set out each day to get back on the wagon and just keep falling off. First of all almost all of everything in my life is falling apart. I am trying to suck it up and just move on. I have gotten past the sad part for the most part. I do h... Read more

  • Back ... again

    12/5/2019 11:31:59 AM, by SLMULKEY

    So, my relationship with SparkPeople has been on-again, off-again. I've been back at it now for nearly 2 months, and I'm doing it with a completely different mindset this time. Instead of focusing on losing weight, I'm focusing on being healthy. In fact, I weighed myself this morning for the first t... Read more

  • The Perfect Morning Workout

    12/5/2019 11:08:06 AM, by FASHIONROADKILL

    I am doing a rotation of cardio, strength training, weights, and all that good stuff, but this week I have found the PERFECT morning routine for myself to add to the other things. I am doing the Walk This Way Challenge here on SP, but there is so much snow outside and our special needs son is ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving

    12/5/2019 11:00:01 AM, by MMWINS

    Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough- Oprah Winfrey 521... Read more

  • 12/5/19 Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. Sigmund Fr

    12/5/2019 7:42:27 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. Sigmund Freud Quote of the Day The first wealth is health. Ralph Waldo Emerson Love Quote of the Day Who ever loved that loved not at first sight? Christopher Marlowe Art Quote of the Day If t... Read more

  • Flu season info...LOL!!

    12/5/2019 4:05:46 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    40 198 20 246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • closer to the weekend

    12/5/2019 12:00:58 AM, by IMREITE

    today felt long. tonight to my nieces to a st. nick event. it was fun. it did cut into my exercise time but i did hit it right away when i came home so i have 3 days of my 5 days done at level 1. tuesday or wed i will start level 2... Read more

  • 12/4/19 Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. Og Mandino

    12/4/2019 1:32:17 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. Og Mandino Quote of the Day We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. Mother Teresa Love Quote of the Day Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be. Joh... Read more

  • a

    12/4/2019 11:21:58 AM, by BEEBOP711

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  • Feeling good

    12/4/2019 9:50:36 AM, by FITFORME17

    It's been a while since I could say I feel happy and at peace, today this is how I feel. I stayed up late last night making muffins and listening to music, had some wine, the scale went up a smidge...today is another day. I didn't overeat at all but I guess alcohol is not your friend when tryi... Read more

  • Learning to Love Fruits and Veggies

    12/4/2019 9:00:19 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Loving vegetables and fruits is not easy for everyone. I suggest you try different ones often and try them prepared differently. You may find you love frozen grapes but don’t care for them normally. Love crunchy raw broccoli but hate it overcooked. Love roasted Brussels Sprouts with garlic and r... Read more

  • Day 156 - Nov Recap

    12/4/2019 8:31:24 AM, by JEMADE

    November has been the least productive in terms of weight loss. I only lost 5.8lbs - but I'm still happy with the results. It took me some time to settle in to November. A few times I felt myself slipping out of a healthy mind set....teetering on the edge. I had to really spend some time looking at ... Read more

  • Stuffed Mushrooms (Low Carb)

    12/4/2019 7:18:20 AM, by FASHIONROADKILL

    I have been making these for about 25 years, so I was thrilled to realize they are still great while living the keto lifestyle. They are fantastic as a snack, a side dish, or even an entree depending on your personal program or preferences! -12-18 mushrooms (depending on size) -8 oz cream ... Read more

  • Souped up!!

    12/4/2019 3:56:57 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Haha!! 20 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • Functionally fit

    12/3/2019 9:50:56 PM, by BLUSH35

    I've been thinking lately what functionally fit means to me. it does seem to vary depending on what is going on in my life. right now it's to have more energy, sleep better, have better endurance, and my body have more flexibility. i also, want to be the kind of other person that other people want ... Read more

  • Depression: Are you hanging out in the negative room or in the positive room?

    12/3/2019 5:40:32 PM, by SPARKKITTY2016

    Depression: Are you hanging out in the negative room or in the positive room? Wouldn’t life be great if we could just go to another room whenever we feel negative? In this new room we would focus on and only feel good thoughts and feelings. Oh Wait… It is possible! Read on: I just re... Read more

  • Christians: Do we really have something to prove? The Biblical answer might surprise you

    12/3/2019 5:31:16 PM, by SPARKKITTY2016

    . 2 Peter 1:5–11 (New Living Translation) 5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient e... Read more

  • Sing Unto The Lord

    12/3/2019 5:28:27 PM, by SPARKKITTY2016

    Sing unto the Lord a new song. How do you feel about making songs up? Today is a great day to start and it is so easy on top of that. Here is why we should be singing: Ephesians 5:18b-20 New Living Translation (NLT) Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, 19 singing psalm... Read more

  • 12/3/19

    12/3/2019 1:58:19 PM, by JACRBUNCH

    Wow. The past two days have been busy. I returned to work on Monday and the kids have kept me hopping. I got in my 10,000 steps yesterday and I half way there today. I am excited to start the BL challenge tomorrow. Enjoy your Tuesday everyone!... Read more

  • December 2019

    12/3/2019 12:42:05 PM, by SIXLESTER69

    One more month? Where did 2019 go? Well fellow Sparkers we have one more month to reach the goals we set way back in January. We got this!... Read more

  • 12/3/19 Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. Thomas Jefferson

    12/3/2019 7:42:39 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day When one teaches, two learn. Robert Half Love Quote of the Day Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. Bernard Meltzer Art Quote of the Day Good design doesn't date. Harry Seidler Nature Quote of the Day Come forth into the light of thin... Read more

  • Old MacDonald on the farm...

    12/3/2019 4:12:34 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    20 246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... 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

  • Low Carb Eggplant Parmesan

    12/2/2019 10:05:11 PM, by FASHIONROADKILL

    Low carb Eggplant Parmesan (with stuffed mushroom on the side) -Eggplant -1 egg, beaten (for coating) -1/2 cup almond flour (course) -1/3 cup grated Parmesan -salt, pepper, seasoning to taste Slice your eggplant into about 1/2 inch thick slices. Combine almond flour, seasonings, an... Read more

  • 12/2/19 Conflict cannot survive without your participation. Wayne Dyer

    12/2/2019 7:09:49 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day No man was ever wise by chance. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Love Quote of the Day Our first and last love is self-love. Christian Nestell Bovee Art Quote of the Day I never know what I'm going to put on the canvas. The canvas paints itself. I'm just the middleman. Pe... Read more

  • Letting Go of This Sedentary Lifestyle

    12/2/2019 4:41:14 AM, by RE_UP2020

    I have had fairly good success letting go of alcohol. During my mini-vacation last week I did have a few drinks but not too many and I resumed my commitment to being dry as soon as I got back home. I few times I have thought about having a drink but have held back by reminding myself that drin... Read more

  • Goosebumps...LOL!

    12/2/2019 4:15:59 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • new month - back to to new healthy habits

    12/1/2019 11:57:07 PM, by IMREITE

    time to start again. no use waiting till 2020.... Read more

  • Busy Bakery Weekend

    12/1/2019 9:52:48 PM, by FASHIONROADKILL

    One of the many reasons I keep reminding myself that it really IS a big deal that I have given up sugar and remain committed to a low-carb lifestyle is because THIS is my profession. The photos here are just a very small sampling of my work several days a week. I no longer even taste my frosting, wh... 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

  • 12/1/19

    12/1/2019 2:16:00 PM, by JACRBUNCH

    I have really enjoyed my week off. I did not do any work, which I am paying for today as I have about 12 hours of planning ahead of me, but it was worth it. Yesterday was a quiet day and I did not even get on spark much. My daughter and I have been going to the Nutcracker every year for the pa... Read more

  • Skinnier Is Not Always Happier If You Only Look at the Scale

    12/1/2019 10:34:22 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    You see two totally different facial expressions here from two different time periods. The first pic was taken when I was concentrating on healthy habits and the journey, focusing on progress. The second pic was taken when I was concentrating on the scale and numbers. You s... Read more

  • Patience

    12/1/2019 7:33:34 AM, by NAESREALITY

    My husband and I made this terrarium 2 years ago. We built the foundation for it and planted the baby plants in it. Then was the hardest part for me. Not messing with it. It doesn't need to be watered. You never open it up. It provides it's own ecosystem if done properly. I... Read more

  • 12/1/19 Soul meets soul on lovers' lips. Percy Bysshe Shelley

    12/1/2019 7:21:57 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Courage is found in unlikely places. J. R. R. Tolkien Love Quote of the Day It's important for us to latch onto the people that we love. Connie Stevens Art Quote of the Day Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and c... Read more

  • favors for aunts and uncles

    11/30/2019 8:49:34 PM, by IMREITE

    it is so hard to do nice things for aunts and uncles when they always insist on paying you back. i dont think they understand they already did so much for me. i learned how to be an amazing aunt and person because of them. they are several of the reasons why i have so many things to be grateful for ... Read more

  • Dec 1 to 7 workouts etc.

    11/30/2019 2:18:16 PM, by NEWME2BSKINNY

    Dec 1=60 min house work.BURNED 354.DRANK 4 GLASSES OF WATER.CALORIES ATE 1,000. 91 919191 Dec 2=30 min walking.60 min walking.30 min house work.TOTAL 120 MIN.BURNED 659.DRANK 2 GLASSES OF WATER.CALORIES ATE 1,100 9191 Dec 3=90 min walking with my mom and dear hubby.3... Read more

  • Day one

    11/30/2019 12:53:23 PM, by HEALTHIERTINA

    Been coming to the realization that I MUST get healthier. Goal 1: get up and walk everyday before work Goal 2: drink lemon water after my workout That's all for now. More goals once those become habits.... Read more

  • 11/30/19 Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt

    11/30/2019 11:51:26 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana Love Quote of the Day The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love. Henry Miller Art Quote of the Day I decided to start anew, to s... Read more

  • Excellent info!!!

    11/30/2019 8:08:51 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    20 246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • Plateau during the Holidays....Ugh

    11/30/2019 12:01:29 AM, by HEREIGOAGAIN19

    Well, I am doing my best to stay positive. I have been on and off for a while. I stopped logging my food but was doing well until Thanksgiving. But I am right back watching my food. My main problem is working out. I joined Planet Fitness and do well when I go. But I knocked my back out of place a co... Read more


    11/29/2019 8:51:43 PM, by IMREITE

    my relatives always bring a dish to pass to family get togehters. i dont remember anyone ever bringing a host/hostess gift. my aunt had a thankgiving lunch today - turkey soup. of course i brought some stuff too. I remembered my aunt saying she loves getting carrots from the farmers market. the... Read more

  • 11/29/19

    11/29/2019 1:04:02 PM, by JACRBUNCH

    Had a great day with my family yesterday at the aquarium. I ate more than I planned, but still managed to stay within my calorie range (probably because that was the only meal I ate). Today is a girls luncheon with my mom and my daughter and house cleaning. Seems like a never ending job. I... Read more

  • I lost weight on Thanksgiving!!!

    11/29/2019 10:00:09 AM, by FITFORME17

    Some kind of shift has happened, the scale in finally going in the right direction. I was nervous about Thanksgiving meals as my husband is Italian and we tend to go overboard with holiday food. However this year our oldest son is on a plant based diet (due to his MS), and I am watching what I eat... Read more

  • Thanksgiving

    11/29/2019 9:23:17 AM, by THRUTHESTORM

    It's probably extremely predictable, but I feel off the tracking wagon as we moved into Thanksgiving with all the cooking, drinking, and enjoying extended family. I don't regret one second of it! I had such a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope y'all did too. Now, back to tracking and back to accomplishi... Read more


    11/29/2019 9:06:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    Maybe you all are out shopping. In my younger days, hubby and I ALWAYS went shopping the day after. Even if we had hosted the big meal the day before. Nothing stopped us ! Fast Forward. At this time, hubby is at Dialysis. It's just me and Sadie Mae ( our newest fur-baby ). Did you all... Read more

  • Stuffing...

    11/29/2019 7:49:28 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    40 198 20 334 246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • 11/29/19 Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all w

    11/29/2019 7:10:36 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. Margaret Mead Quote of the Day A good beginning makes a good end. Louis L'Amour Love Quote of the Day To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods. Johann Wolfgang von Goeth... Read more

  • playing in the snow

    11/29/2019 12:30:07 AM, by IMREITE

    i did not stuff myself at lunch so i was not in a food coma. instead my dh and i went out with the kids. i have cousins that are teenagers and then my sisters kids and a nother cousin that has a teenage daughter, mostly helping the 2 little ones with sleds. time off my butt,, not a ton of steps but... Read more

  • Non-Scale Victory

    11/28/2019 10:48:28 PM, by FASHIONROADKILL

    Today I tried on a bra that I had kind of forgotten I had even purchased over a year ago. It turned out to be too tight, but I figured I wouldn't gain any more so I kept it. Of course I was wrong, and I put on about 20 more pounds, so I tucked it away and that was that - until today! Not only does i... Read more

  • 11/28/19 You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tu

    11/28/2019 11:23:07 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu Quote of the Day Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward Love Quote of the Day Love is all we have, the only way that each ca... Read more

  • Thanksgiving

    11/28/2019 10:26:45 AM, by JACRBUNCH

    I spent a nice day with my daughter and husband at the museum yesterday. Got some walking in and learned about black holes at the planetarium. It was a beautiful day with everything snow covered. This is a picture of the city. On a clear day you can see the mountains in the background, but wit... Read more

  • Low Carb Sausage Gravy (and Plain Biscuits)

    11/28/2019 9:58:51 AM, by FASHIONROADKILL

    I love sausage gravy (called Sawmill gravy in some areas) and biscuits, but it is not the most keto friendly food - until now. :) At the start of my keto journey, I had a difficult time finding foods that not only fulfilled my daily requirements, but that I also really enjoyed eating. I finally dec... Read more

  • A thankful turkey...

    11/28/2019 7:27:34 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    224 426 Happy Thanksgiving!! 426 I wish you love & I wish you plenty of whatever you need. 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • all items baked

    11/27/2019 8:29:10 PM, by IMREITE

    i love baking but dont need baked goods around the house so family holidays are the best time to bake because i can take stuff there. also my mom does had been having health issues so she does not want to bake as much. maybe i can bake for her. and my sister who is due around xmas... Read more

  • 11/27/19 Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has va

    11/27/2019 5:05:07 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished. Og Mandino Quote of the Day The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it. Dorothy L. Sayers Love Quote of the Day Love is, above all, the gift of onesel... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/27/2019 2:23:20 PM, by MSTERETHA

    Enjoy yourselves tomorrow in moderation. If you fall, we are here to help you back up. It's 1 day and okay.... Read more

  • 11/27/19

    11/27/2019 12:33:32 PM, by JACRBUNCH

    It has stopped snowing and the sun is out, but it is not very warm. We got about a foot of snow yesterday. It's supposed to start snowing again tomorrow night or Friday morning. We usually don't have this much snow this time of year. I'm not sure, but I think we have had more snow in October and... Read more

  • Thanksgiving funny...

    11/27/2019 9:21:11 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 246 246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • Day 149 - Time Is Passing Quickly

    11/27/2019 8:45:29 AM, by JEMADE

    Oh my goodness, time is flying by! I'm eating a little bit more than I was....but the scale keeps moving in the right direction - down! It's not moving quickly mind you, but it's still moving.... and that's all that is important. And my mood is still up. I think the exercise is really helping to kee... Read more

  • Nov 24 to 30 workouts

    11/26/2019 11:51:55 PM, by NEWME2BSKINNY

    Nov 24=120 min walking at the xmas parade had a fun time.BURNED 710 CALORIES.DRANK 2 GLASSES OF WATER.CALORIES ATE 1,000 91 91 Nov 25=60 MIN HOUSE WORK DECORATED HOUSE AND PUT UP TREE.BURNED 356 CALORIES.DRANK 4 GLASSES OF WATER.CALORIES ATE 1,200 91919191 Nov 26=60 ... Read more

  • last video done

    11/26/2019 11:46:52 PM, by IMREITE

    tonight i finished the last of my exercise dvd/vhs's. i still have my 2 jilliam micheals shred videos and my real appeal videos. i i will do beginners shred for a december challenge. then in january i will start real appeal. that should take me a few months to get thriough. then i will do 30 day sh... Read more

  • Love Me Like This

    11/26/2019 4:53:05 PM, by SUNSET09

    Today I asked my body what she needed, Which is a big deal Considering my journey of Not Really Asking That Much. I thought she might need more water. Or protein. Or greens. Or yoga. Or supplements. Or movement. But as I stood in the shower Reflecting on her stretch... Read more

  • 11/26/19

    11/26/2019 3:44:50 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    Well fasting blood sugar was over 200. So I upped my insulin back to the full amount at least through the holidays until I can get my head, heart and soul back on straight. I am digging deep just to lift my head, heart and soul through the holidays. I want so badly to feel the good holiday spirit... Read more

  • Xmas parade 2019

    11/26/2019 1:21:10 PM, by NEWME2BSKINNY

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  • My reason for this journey

    11/26/2019 12:26:12 PM, by NAESREALITY

    My reason for this healthy journey.... Read more

  • Tuesday 11/26

    11/26/2019 10:02:11 AM, by JACRBUNCH

    Plans for today have changed. We are in the middle of a snowstorm and many businesses and government offices have shut down. I was supposed to run errands and be out of the house and moving most of the day. My son was also taking our family and his grandparents to lunch. As of now - exercise ... Read more

  • 11/26/19 One that would have the fruit must climb the tree. Thomas Fuller

    11/26/2019 7:40:29 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Who covets more is evermore a slave. Robert Herrick Love Quote of the Day The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble. James M. Barrie Art Quote of the Day All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows u... Read more

  • Cage of asparagus...

    11/26/2019 4:15:51 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    If you don't get this, here is a link to a song: https://www.youtube.com/watc
    h?v=kjxSCAalsBE 224 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • Letting Go of a Friend

    11/26/2019 1:22:07 AM, by RE_UP2020

    10 years ago I was surprised to find myself pregnant at age 40. I had a busy professional life, two teenagers and a lively 5 year old. I didn't have time for a social life and, to be honest, I have never been the type to have many friends or to socialize very much. But I kept crossing paths wi... Read more

  • Don’t forget...

    11/26/2019 1:09:34 AM, by TAYGRL

    ...to acknowledge all the different ways you are killin’ it and winning at life. 🖤... Read more

  • Over by less than 20

    11/26/2019 12:25:01 AM, by THRUTHESTORM

    I'm plugging along tracking my food, and I'm beginning to wonder if SP has my calories set right. I'll have to research some on that score. It seems that I'm typically about 500 calories under budget each day. I've actually gained a pound over this last week! What the?! Something ain't right. Toda... Read more

  • shopping with nieces

    11/26/2019 12:18:22 AM, by IMREITE

    took 8 and almost 11 year old niece christmas shopping tonight, we are supposed to get a snow storm tomorrow night so we wanted to do it before the stores get to crazy. my dh and i did divide and conquer, we each took 1 of them and helped them pick.the older one wanted clothes and cute stuff, the o... Read more

  • Week 2: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    11/25/2019 3:10:33 PM, by ELISHARENEE

    Day 15 since I joined SparkPeople and experiencing mixed feelings about my progress this week. My goals were to exercise every day, keep fat grams under 60, lose 2 pounds and 1 inch overall. I’ve exercised for 30+ minutes daily (even if only walking), stretched a few times at work and watching... Read more

  • a week and a day

    11/25/2019 3:04:55 PM, by YBOGEYB

    I've lost 8 pounds! Just by logging my meals and snacks and watching my calories and balancing between good fats, carbs, and protein. I messed up today and ended up not logging anything after breakfast, but tomorrow is a new day. (and I'm not using the screw-up to go crazy with fat and calories, eit... Read more

  • Monday morning

    11/25/2019 2:09:41 PM, by JACRBUNCH

    I am off from work this week so need to hold myself accountable so I don't sit on the couch and do nothing. Goals for today - *vacuum living room * clean kitchen * do an exercise video - it is getting cold and cloudy outside and snow is expected * spend time with my f... Read more

  • 11/25/19

    11/25/2019 1:28:52 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    took 40 units of insulin today. fbsl 178 weight 169 lbs I have been having a very rough couple of weeks with situations in my life. I went from being on top of the world for the first time in my 47 years of life to devastated and these situations are not just effecting me but my family. I h... Read more

  • 11/25/19 In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost

    11/25/2019 7:16:40 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost Quote of the Day Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place. Josh Billings Love Quote of the Day My heart is like a singing bird. Christina Ros... Read more

  • Say what?!?

    11/25/2019 4:12:26 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • Surgery Friday/ Could Not Fix Shoulder/ Still Determined!

    11/24/2019 11:04:00 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I had surgery Friday and it turns out that the subscap tendon, the largest tendon in the rotator cuff, ripped off in a fall and is now located down behind a nerve cluster and blood vessels where they can’t get to it. I have permanently lost mobility in my shoulder. I am still determined to get... Read more

  • thankgiving baking done

    11/24/2019 8:07:31 PM, by IMREITE

    i ws going to take my nieces xmas shopping. the past several years, we took my 2 nieces xmas shopping. then we take them to lunch or supper. we were going to take them today. they were sick so we are going to reschedule it. they look forward to it.... Read more

  • Achievable Goals

    11/24/2019 7:39:45 PM, by AMYTHAYER5

    Set a small goal to counter anticipated eating later in the week. Hoping to bike 30 min everyday this week. Who's with me?!... Read more

  • Keto Cheddar (or Mozzarella) Garlic Biscuits - or Bagels!

    11/24/2019 5:48:00 PM, by FASHIONROADKILL

    As with all recipes I am posting in here, these are keto friendly. If you are doing a low-fat diet, or even just regular fat, they will not be for you - but if you are looking for low carb this is as close as it will get. :) -3/4 cup of shredded marble cheddar or mozzarella cheese (or a mix if... Read more

  • 11/24/19 No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. John Donne

    11/24/2019 7:25:17 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. John Donne Quote of the Day The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents. Salvador Dali Love Quote of the Day There are more people who wish to be loved than there are who are will... Read more

  • dont want sympathy but dont want the condescention either

    11/24/2019 12:25:24 AM, by IMREITE

    my dh and i dont have kids. we have had issues with infertility and early term miscarriages. we dont talk about it because it is personal and we dont want sympathy. however we would like my relatives to stop acting like condescneding asses about it to us. they have kids but they get antsy when offer... Read more

  • Day 7: One week down!

    11/23/2019 11:39:48 PM, by ZOOMIE07

    Woohoo! Tomorrow is meal planning day for the week. Will be somewhat challenging due to Thanksgiving and travel plans. Cannot believe the end of the year is right around the corner! Today's thoughts: So already I'm mulling over ideas for things I would like to accomplish - both personal an... 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

  • Thankful

    11/23/2019 2:03:42 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    I have a lot to be thankful for. I am thankful for my family, for school, for work, and I am thankful for my health and Spark (especially the Capital As). 426 With the holidays coming up of course I am nervous about keeping healthy. I have a commitment to drinking water 91 and my new accountable b... Read more

  • 11/23/19 I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. Henry David Thoreau

    11/23/2019 11:53:24 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain Love Quote of the Day Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude. Nigel Hamilton Art Quote of the Day The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. F... Read more

  • Day 6: A plan to do better tomorrow

    11/23/2019 12:39:24 AM, by ZOOMIE07

    So today was horribly long - thankfully it's Friday and I can now relax and rejuvenate over the weekend. As a result of said long day, I fell back into some bad eating habits after work. I'm not going to stress out too much though, because tomorrow is a brand new day, and actually I've be... Read more

  • A Little Disappointed

    11/22/2019 3:21:27 PM, by DARLENE19586

    I have been laid off of my job for a company where I worked for 25 years. At first it felt liberating because I was really not being challenged in my position any more and needed a change. But, you know how it is when you've worked somewhere so long that you're making great money and you know you'll... Read more

  • I did it...it's all about me now!

    11/22/2019 12:15:58 PM, by FITFORME17

    I bought the Nutritional Coaching course! For me, this is the ultimate claim for "me time". I can't believe I did it! 334 Just so I couldn't back out I registered everything immediately, now I have 18 months to study and complete the exam, and I will be a certified Nutritional Coach! I mos... Read more

  • Turkey Trot!

    11/22/2019 9:31:10 AM, by JANNY316

    So this year for THanksgiving, I decided to do a different kind of turkey trot for encouragement. I decided to walk at least a mile for the 21 days before Thanksgiving, thanks to Leslie Sansone;s home page. So far, I have walked every day, but 2, due to a sinus infection and bronchitis. I have wa... Read more

  • Gratitude

    11/22/2019 8:02:53 AM, by MMWINS

    Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.- Melody Beattie 30... Read more