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  • June 23rd .. Wednesday

    6/23/2021 11:54:11 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    You know .. keep on keepin on!... Read more

  • some fast thoughts (data driven fasting and more Zoe

    6/23/2021 5:01:59 PM, by OOLALA53

    I went through a fasting phase awhile back, having read all the stuff- on ADF, 5:2, Eat Stop Eat, 8/16, etc. before Fung published his books. (or the new queen, Gin Stephens.) I didn't actually like him that much because he is so sarcastic about CICO. You're telling me that people who fast 36 hours ... Read more

  • June 22nd .. Tuesday

    6/22/2021 11:50:38 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    Time for bed .. Good night 😴... Read more

  • Over The Years On Sparkpeople

    6/22/2021 10:28:07 AM, by ICANINSIGHT

    Since 2008, I have been on Sparkpeople. I just went through all my blogs, all 22 pages of them and discarded some and saved most. Finding people who are no longer in my Spark-life was difficult. One, in particular, totally abandoned me with no explanation. She is still on Spark and w... Read more

  • June 21st .. Monday

    6/21/2021 11:18:24 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    Gym day today .. and tomorrow .. I'm glad there is sleep between the two of them!... Read more

  • Rambling thoughts!

    6/20/2021 7:44:53 PM, by LOLABRUG3

    First day of the challenge. I stepped on the scale yesterday for weigh in and was not expecting to see 139. I figured I would be about 142 this morning as I usually fluctuate about 3 pounds daily. I was surprised to see 138.5 instead! My goal weight during the 5% spring challenge was 136.8 I ende... Read more

  • June 20th .. Sunday

    6/20/2021 6:06:35 AM, by -TITANIUM-

    I am blogging early today as I know I will be as busy as a one-legged man in a soccer ⚽️ game! I have a very full day with yard work as well as the gym. Today is food prep day also, but I can get the chili in the crock pot and set it for 4 hours. The Basmati brown rice can go in my rice cooker... Read more

  • June 19th .. Saturday

    6/20/2021 12:35:03 AM, by -TITANIUM-

    I long day is over! Let's start another one!... Read more

  • June 18th .. Friday

    6/18/2021 7:34:49 AM, by -TITANIUM-

    So .. not a rant yet just sharing my thoughts! I have noticed something that I don't care for. I am in several calendar challenges that enjoy. One in particular that a Persevering Friend invited me to. The issue is this. When I post in each challenge the activity I participated in, it doubles ... Read more

  • June 17th .. Thursday

    6/18/2021 1:07:56 AM, by -TITANIUM-

    It is what it is!... Read more

  • June 16th .. Wednesday

    6/16/2021 11:52:43 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    Another one of those naps .. I just woke up (11:45PM) .. yup - another busy day!... Read more

  • June 15th .. Tuesday

    6/15/2021 10:07:40 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    I guess I got a standing ovation (and a huge crowd) at the gym .. 160 pounds with one hand .. 20 reps each set for each hand! I'm not bragging mind you .. (ok- maybe a little!)... Read more

  • June 14th .. Monday

    6/15/2021 1:02:57 AM, by -TITANIUM-

    Still got skin in the game!... Read more

  • A big post-COVID re entry and the looming end of Sparkpeople as we know it

    6/14/2021 7:33:22 PM, by BEESHELL8

    I was just about to come on here to write a bit about a big weekend I had and then read about Spark ending. So first, about my BIG social weekend... First, I attended the memorial service for my sister's mother-in-law and aunt-in-law. Both died last year, about a month apart. MIL (Ruth) had bee... Read more

  • Triple Whammy

    6/14/2021 1:09:30 PM, by MOLLIEMAC

    A few days ago Spark friend SUSMANNIE wrote a blog about what she called her double whammy, cleaning out her cubicle at work and leaving the building and the demise of SP. https://www.sparkpeople.com/my
    page_public_journal_indivi
    dual.asp?blog_id=6763873 Earlier SWEETENUFGILL had blogged th... Read more

  • started the process of copying my blog

    6/14/2021 12:48:02 PM, by ACLOUDBERRY

    I started copying my old blog entries today. It will take long time to go through them all, I'll try to do little every day. As for my food entries, I decided it's not a big deal to lose the data. I do still need to figure out how to save all my measurements, I will probably copy them and make ... Read more

  • June 13th .. Sunday

    6/13/2021 11:23:49 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    I am exhausted 😴... Read more

  • Community Teams at MyfitnessPal

    6/13/2021 4:14:28 PM, by SPRINGTIME69

    I joined Myfitnesspal yesterday just to look around. They have a recipe calculator, although not nearly as good as SP’s, but that’s important to me since I use recipes a lot. I also scrolled through the list of community groups (the search box doesn’t work well, so I just kept scrolling through... Read more

  • June 12th .. Saturday

    6/12/2021 9:24:58 AM, by -TITANIUM-

    It's an all out busy day! Food prep: Chili - Quinoa - Brown Rice- roasted veggies - Fruit Smoothie! Mow the lawn! Trim tree branches! Dishes! Laundry! Change the linens! Vacuum! Dust! Grocery shopping! Sorting clothes! Hot shower! Study: D... Read more

  • June 11th .. Friday

    6/11/2021 11:58:24 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    So .. 4 of my doctors (Cardiologist/Endocrinologist/
    Neurologist as well as my primary care) want detailed calorie counts ..carbs/fat/protein/starches/s
    alt/ and nutrients as well as all activities for the next 90 days!! Diggin in .. lots of work!... Read more

  • I have the power to choose what is best for me - or, My Double Whammy

    6/11/2021 3:36:42 PM, by SUSMANNIE

    This week, I cleared out my office cubicle and left our work building for the last time. I have worked at this location, out in the woods, in the Pine Barrens region on Long Island, for the last 21 years. I will continue to work remotely from home. A view of some of the wildlife once see... Read more

  • Meditation: be like a ruminant cow...

    6/11/2021 7:39:11 AM, by WHITE-2

    This is an - imperfect! - transcript I made from a youtube with a talk by Zen teacher Henry Shukman. www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH-39s
    VQH-s&t=975s By all means listen to (part of) it if you enjoy a charming British accent. In it (from about the 18th minute onwards) he answers a qu... Read more

  • Goodbye SparkPeople

    6/11/2021 4:12:08 AM, by ACLOUDBERRY

    I am so sorry to see SparkPeople is closing up! I have mixed feelings. I have used the site since 2013, so quite a long time! I have not been a regular user, but I keep coming back when I feel I need it, and have loved how this site has always been here waiting for me, even if there some... Read more

  • June 10th .. Thursday

    6/10/2021 11:58:29 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    So .. I wanted to make sure I got a blog posted for today. So much to say and so little time before midnight. I will try to write my thoughts .. on the morrow!... Read more

  • First ZOE thoughts on reports

    6/9/2021 7:09:59 PM, by OOLALA53

    I got my results from my ZOE tests of blood sugar, fat, and microbiome. I was disappointed to find out that all the positive changes I’ve made over the years have not stopped my older body from declining in its ability to process sugar and fat. Both of those are considered poor, though I am ab... Read more

  • June 9th .. Wednesday Photo Right Hand

    6/9/2021 3:21:30 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    150 pounds with one hand!! Anything is possible!... Read more

  • June 9th .. Wednesday Photo Left hand

    6/9/2021 3:17:47 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    150 pounds with one hand!! Anything is possible!... Read more

  • Spark People closing

    6/9/2021 10:43:52 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, it has been good while it lasted, but as with everything there is a season. I am glad that it lasted as long as it did, this has been great resource.... Read more

  • "That's When I Need A Song"

    6/9/2021 9:56:11 AM, by MOLLIEMAC

    How appropriate is this? A much needed message in the form of music, shared by a dear friend who is a member of this chorus. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=1u4S4Tgja1c I am channeling my disgust with what has happened here into planning my next steps towards maintaining my health... Read more

  • June 8th .. Tuesday

    6/9/2021 12:32:16 AM, by -TITANIUM-

    Late blog .. more tomorrow... Read more

  • KAMALA, Keep Doing Your Job

    6/8/2021 1:16:59 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    ANTHONY FAUCI, Keep Doing Your Job And eventually the right wing alarmists will go away. The public knows how capable you are. The right is only tripping over themselves. The longer they go on in these more than just subtle attacks, the longer it will be hurting them. Oh, if they co... Read more

  • Week #4 day2

    6/8/2021 10:17:44 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Making a habit! 244... Read more

  • June 7th .. Monday

    6/7/2021 11:57:46 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    It was a very emotional day for me .. I will blog it later after I collect my thoughts and try to organize the chaos.... Read more

  • Week #4 Day #1

    6/7/2021 9:26:49 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Done.... body is not a sore as week #1 244 Plan Jillian Michael's 104 12 week to a better you! Love it! ... Read more

  • June 6th .. Sunday

    6/6/2021 10:49:31 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    I just read Sparkpeople will shut down August 17th 2021 .. Well .. they are working on a new platform and from what I read , there are significant changes. I can go to melancholy and maudlin sympathy .. or .. I can embrace the new changes and keep moving forward! IF you think you know me well en... Read more

  • SparkAmerica360

    6/6/2021 6:51:53 PM, by ACIMPEGGY

    I set up an account on the new site. From what I see, no recipes, no teams, no Spark Pages, no friends! Maybe they haven't completed it yet. I would suggest exchanging FB names to remain friends. What do you think? On FB I am MAGGIELOME... Read more

  • Sparkpeople is going to be closed down

    6/6/2021 12:00:32 PM, by WHITE-2

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    source/nutrition_articles.
    asp?id=2660 "On August 17, 2021, we will be closing down SparkPeople along with its features and mobile apps to make way for a new platform". (SparkAmerica). And: "At this time, due to various rules and regulations, SparkA... Read more

  • June 5th .. Saturday

    6/5/2021 11:54:03 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    I rode the lawn tractor for well over an hour. It really bounced my back around, but it had to be done. I broke it up over 2 sessions. I also planted some potted plants. I hope to get my Sunflowers 🌻 in as well. I need to put a net over them until they are bigger or the Grackles will pul... Read more

  • Reminded about Habit Stacking

    6/5/2021 6:53:44 PM, by WEAVERNI2

    Yes the SPARK article did mention the Atomic Habits book and Habit Stacking. I recently added twisting to my Sun Exercises and my new Mantra to my am check-in with SPARK. Went out to eat for first time in months. Able to stay meatless, work in some salad and veggies, kept down to 1 butter... Read more

  • Week #3

    6/5/2021 9:21:51 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Complete! Still alive! 386... Read more

  • June 2021...Long-term Weight Goal Met this Morning

    6/5/2021 9:02:30 AM, by NEWAGAIN

    I slept better than a newborn last night. Raring to tackle whatever comes my way on today. Stepped on the scale first thing (my usual) and saw my long-term goal of weight loss was met (165 lbs.) This time one year ago I was weighing 190 lbs. I knew my body had a loss of more inches when putting... Read more

  • June 4th .. Friday

    6/4/2021 10:39:02 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    As promised .. here is a photo sitting on the bench by the water where I eat after a good workout (weather permitting)! The water is murky after all the rain! This is from the 2nd floor of the gym. I was warming up on the recumbent stepper before I went down to the weight room! ... Read more

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear

    6/4/2021 12:36:19 PM, by WEAVERNI2

    Just started listening but finding this book is addressing my root issues, not just with food but with the trajectory of my life. He says "...focus on who you wish to become...". Maybe I've been focusing on who I wish NOT to become: disabled, obese, old and useless. In other words, my fears. "F... Read more

  • week 3 day 3

    6/4/2021 9:21:08 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    244... Read more

  • June 3rd .. Thursday

    6/3/2021 11:50:42 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    There are days in life that a person can say, "I'm glad it's over" .. today was one of those days for me! 10 minutes before the next one begins!... Read more

  • Week #3 day #2

    6/3/2021 10:20:13 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Done! Yesterday 5km 104 ... Read more

  • June 2nd .. Wednesday

    6/2/2021 11:17:55 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    I was able to add almost all of my gym exercises into a grouping for easy posting. Not all of my exercises for my routine could be found though. I will keep searching for them . I want to be as concise as possible (but not obsessive)! There are other exercises that I want to add to my routine. I ... Read more

  • June 1st .. Tuesday

    6/1/2021 11:56:40 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    I lost 5 pounds last month . I had hopes for more. I know I have gained considerable muscle based solely on the amount of weight I can move on the machines. In June, I hope to increase the weight significantly as well a drop more weight from my body. I know certain areas I need to look cl... Read more

  • Week#3 day#1

    6/1/2021 9:30:47 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Done 386... Read more

  • May 31st .. Monday

    6/1/2021 4:52:03 AM, by -TITANIUM-

    Getting ready for June! I have a very full schedule that is sure to bring about some fantastic results!... Read more

  • May 30th .. Sunday

    5/31/2021 12:07:11 AM, by -TITANIUM-

    Happy Memorial Day 🇺🇲... Read more

  • A Salad Every Day

    5/30/2021 7:04:20 PM, by WEAVERNI2

    Just thinking: I'll bet I could count on one hand the times I had a bad binge after eating my big salad. And probably never after a salad and later bowl of cooked veggie. This year even with the cold, I've had chives, rhubarb, lettuce (3 kinds), chinese onions, kale and chard re-seed. So ple... Read more

  • 2021 UPDATE & GOALPOSTS

    5/30/2021 2:15:58 PM, by GRACEANNE46

    2021 UPDATE I TRIED TO POST THIS TO MY MAIN PAGE BUT IT GOT ERASED. I stared 2021 at 261 lbs My goal is to get to 210 lbs by the end of the year and to get to my final goal of 190 lbs eventually. It is going a lot slower now, possibly because of not committing enough or possibly because of menopa... Read more

  • My dogs irritate me

    5/30/2021 10:43:50 AM, by WINACHST

    They are so jealous and fight for my attention. It agitates me and gives me a lot of stress. I need to separate them whenever I sit down to be on my computer. Hence, I do not have much computer time. 8 month puppy - Germain Shepherd / Lab mix - bossy and a bully senior chug - going blind and ... Read more

  • May 29th .. Saturday

    5/29/2021 11:34:20 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    It was a cold day here today .. mostly indoor work as it was also raining .. bone chilling weather. I got a good number of little projects done and out of the way .. just spun a load in the dryer!... Read more

  • Week # 2 of 12

    5/29/2021 10:32:48 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Done! 67 Life is great! 244... Read more

  • May 28th .. Friday

    5/28/2021 10:02:08 PM, by -TITANIUM-

    The food groups are well represented! Clementine Quinoa (cooked separately) Tomatoes 🍅 Red Pepper 🌶 Green peppers Corn 🌽 Onions 🌰 Chili beans Garbanzo beans Great Northern beans Kidney beans Black beans Pinto beans Chili powder and black pepper 4 hours in my new crock pot! Oh the joy 😋!!... Read more

  • feeling awesome

    5/28/2021 9:27:04 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    sun is shining life is good 104... Read more

  • Things Look Better in the AM

    5/27/2021 9:48:39 AM, by WEAVERNI2

    In the Morning: It's a New Day. I feel more hopeful, have more energy. I'm not hungry. I will have lost weight if I followed my plan. I'll have a good BM! I probably won't remember what I worried about in the darkness. My thoughts are brighter. I'll feel good knowing I'm detoxing... Read more

  • May 27th .. Thursday

    5/27/2021 6:53:26 AM, by -TITANIUM-

    I have a very full day so I am blogging now before I fall asleep later tonight! I tell myself that I am just going to rest for a few minutes and then I wake up hours later 😴 Today is a full workout 💪 .. arms/shoulders/back and legs . Then it's come home and make chili in my new crock pot. It wi... Read more

  • May 26th .. Wednesday

    5/27/2021 4:16:30 AM, by -TITANIUM-

    Another one of those "long naps" .. a little late to post but I slept well ..!... Read more

  • rest day

    5/26/2021 11:31:53 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Really? my muscles are sore and I want to work out but my schedule says rest day 521 will walk latter 104 ... Read more

  • May 25th ..Tuesday

    5/26/2021 1:15:14 AM, by -TITANIUM-

    Another one of those "long naps" .. a little late to post but I slept well ..!... Read more