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  • keep going a little at at time

    2/23/2020 6:43:53 PM, by IMREITE

    my dh has an agressive but doable weight loss goal. he is really great at the slow and steady. no big chages but a lot of attitude changes and every couple months he is wearing a smailler size. shirts are still an issure for the verticle length but otherwise he has more energy and is drinking less p... Read more

  • The Crud / Life Balance

    2/23/2020 9:23:53 AM, by KAY-SUPREME

    It turns out, a sinus infection was hiding under the guise of my migraine last Sunday. I was down for the count Sunday through Thursday. Things at work went okay; there was a tiny flare-up between some employees, and personally, I don't necessarily think anything has been resolved, just dampered. We... Read more

  • chasing rugrat

    2/22/2020 11:54:34 PM, by IMREITE

    babysat my niece for my sister today. dh and i took her out to play. she ran all over. we did pull her on the sled. of course she put her toy dump truck on the sled and pulled it herself. she was so funny. and she moves everywhere. so not intense work but i fot tons of steps chasing her everywhere... Read more

  • How to Handle Missteps

    2/22/2020 6:47:26 AM, by SARLIA

    Today's Premium Coaching action plan is to blog about the last misstep that derailed you from your healthy living plans for diet and exercise. Since returning to SparkPeople on January 7th of the this year, I've pretty much stuck to the program I've set out for myself and I'm definitely seeing the ... Read more

  • modify dont quit or skip

    2/22/2020 12:10:12 AM, by IMREITE

    i am doing my real appeal videos. i plan to spend 3 seeks on each of the 5 levels. 1 and 2 are easy. about a year ago when i went through them i skipped the cardio routine or took several breaks. it was too intense, too much jumping and i would feel light headed from it. i was dreading it thi... Read more

  • Free Basic Gym Membership

    2/21/2020 3:17:35 PM, by SARLIA

    I found out earlier this week that I should be eligible for a free membership at participating gyms under the Silver Sneakers program through my Medical Supplemental Policy. I checked out the website and determined that I am eligible and printed out a membership card. Today I went to the local Pla... Read more

  • bp good

    2/20/2020 8:27:26 PM, by IMREITE

    i had my biometric test today. the fasting was not that hard. it was more of a mental exercise. i wasn't very hungry but i do think about food too much on a positive note bp was 117/76! 356... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/20/2020 1:49:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    another cool and windy day today. i got some much needed grocery shopping done this morning. now i am taking it easy and enjoying the day. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/19/2020 4:39:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and somewhat windy day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! after supper, i will be going for a long walk. have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Weekly Assessment & Goals for Upcoming Week

    2/19/2020 8:05:31 AM, by SARLIA

    It’s Wednesday – time for my weekly assessment and goals for next week. Last week’s goals were: 1. Continue whole food plant based lifestyle with minimal added sugar & processed foods 2. Continue with stretching, walking or walking tapes and try to increase intensity of outside walks 3. B... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/18/2020 1:44:18 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a mild and slightly windy day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. the weekend was good. i am looking forward to the rest of the week. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Not on track here.

    2/17/2020 9:33:57 PM, by KERRYG155

    Slacking here. Not too much to do but too tired and lazy.... Read more

  • First iPhone

    2/16/2020 6:21:51 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I got my first I phone today. I have been using an android for years, but this week I made the IPhone switch.💕💕💕 PS If you play Wizards Unite add me to friends at the code: 2430 8992 7949... Read more

  • RECIPE: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins with Beets!

    2/16/2020 11:54:48 AM, by KAY-SUPREME

    Dark Chocolate Chip Beet Muffins Dark Chocolate Chip muffins with a secret ingredient: BEETS! Nobody will ever be able to tell there’s beets in them! Prep Time 10 mins | Cook Time 23 mins | Total Time 33 mins Servings: 20 Muffins Oven Temperature: 400°F Equipment/Tools Ne... Read more

  • 2# Gain + Migraine

    2/16/2020 11:51:50 AM, by KAY-SUPREME

    Sad to report I gained two pounds -- have a feeling it has to do with the amount of sodium I've consumed the last few days and will be doing what I can to get that in check. I have a migraine -- though not as fierce and painful as they were even a month ago, I have a feeling in a couple hours ... Read more

  • End of a Challenge

    2/16/2020 7:27:58 AM, by SARLIA

    This is the last day of the “21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge”. I've been journaling daily in a small spiral notebook keeping track of my sugar cravings along with my hunger sensations on a scale of 1 to 10. I realized that I seldom truly get hungry or have a growling stomach. We have our m... Read more

  • nephew visit

    2/16/2020 12:30:05 AM, by IMREITE

    he is almost 4 months old. he was baby babbling and wiggling. my brother is the dorkiest dad. he definatly learned form our dad,... Read more

  • level 2 done

    2/15/2020 12:04:33 AM, by IMREITE

    i finished level 2 of my real appeal challenge. i start level 3 on sunday.... 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

  • Weekly Weigh-in Assessment & Goals

    2/13/2020 5:27:37 AM, by SARLIA

    I generally do this blog on Wednesday and it slipped my mind yesterday. I’ll need to add a weekly task as a reminder. As mentioned in an earlier blog, I’m weighing every morning in the hopes of taking away the drama of the scale. I’m more interested in the trend line than the day-to-day measu... 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

  • Supporting Hubby

    2/11/2020 8:03:49 AM, by SARLIA

    I have to say that I'm very fortunate to have a husband that supports me as I try to eat healthier and get more exercise. He's willing to eat (or at least try) the vegan meals that I fix a few times a week. He doesn't have a sweet tooth except for an occasional bowl of ice cream (a flavor I don't ... Read more

  • A Few Things: NSV, Food, Life

    2/10/2020 9:13:38 PM, by KAY-SUPREME

    1. I promise I'll take a photo of the chocolate beet muffins before they're all gone. If I don't, I guess I just have to make more... darn. 2. NSV: I bought these super cool plaid slacks for work last summer. They *almost* fit and I wore them a couple of times, but this morning I put them on a... 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

  • Daily Weighing?

    2/10/2020 7:03:12 AM, by SARLIA

    In the past I've weighed myself weekly while trying to lose weight and then I would switch to a daily weigh-in once I reached my goal weight. https://www.sparkpeople.com/
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    eally_works_with_weight_loss Yesterday I read this artic... Read more

  • closet cleaned

    2/9/2020 11:16:38 PM, by IMREITE

    i call it closet shopping so it sounds fun. but i am throwing out 1 sweater that had stains on it and 8 other shirts that i haven't worn in months and dont see myself wearing them in the next year. i also threw out 3 pairs of pants that are too big.... Read more

  • Spoonful of Sugar...

    2/9/2020 7:23:50 AM, by KAY-SUPREME

    I just finished reading this article: "Why This R.D. Says Not All Sugar Is Created Equal" sparkpeople.com/resource/nut
    rition_articles.asp?id=2466 And it reminded me of a moment in my life that has had a direct impact on my inability to get myself motivated again... Many, many, ma... 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

  • Why do I want to lose weight?

    2/8/2020 7:58:57 AM, by SARLIA

    Today's Premium Coaching action plan is to blog about "Why" I want to lose weight. Following are the main reasons for me. I want my clothes to fit better. I want to get stronger. I want to be more active. I want a healthy BMI. I want to be healthy with no chronic illnesses. I want to... Read more

  • Hunger Level Sensations

    2/8/2020 6:35:01 AM, by SARLIA

    For the past week or so I've been trying to monitor my hunger levels. I'm doing the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge" right now and we're asked to journal about our sugar cravings. At the same time, I found an article describing hunger level sensations and symptoms on a scale of 1 - 10 with 1 bein... Read more

  • no specific plans

    2/7/2020 11:37:47 PM, by IMREITE

    i have my grandma's birthday party on sunday but i dont want to zone out an be on my butt the rest the weekend so i am getting a list of chores, tasks, and fun tasks so i stay moving and get stuff done. to get stuff done... Read more

  • Off Game

    2/7/2020 10:25:44 PM, by KAY-SUPREME

    I've been off my game a few days this week -- mostly stress at work has just led to not tracking my food. Despite that, though, I didn't stop at any fast food place and even made those Beet Chocolate Chip Muffins, which... guys and gals... even my boyfriend's mom liked. I had everyone try one ... 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

  • Recipes!

    2/5/2020 1:09:33 PM, by KAY-SUPREME

    My boyfriend was recently put on high blood pressure medication. His blood pressure isn't super high, but the doctor was obviously concerned enough to give him a test run on the meds. Last year I had purchased an at home blood pressure cuff with bluetooth technology, so we've got him synced up every... 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

  • Weekly Weigh-in Assessment & Goals

    2/5/2020 7:34:42 AM, by SARLIA

    I weighed 147.2 lbs this morning which is a 1.8 lb loss since last week. In the past 4 weeks I've lost a total of 7 lbs - so I'm right on track! Very pleased with my progress. Assessment of last week's goals which were: 1. Attempt to hit the 1200 calorie mark each day. 2. Continue with e... Read more

  • New Post

    2/4/2020 10:18:07 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Just re-read this gem. New post up at FH7publishing.com... Read more

  • monday done

    2/3/2020 11:58:28 PM, by IMREITE

    monday was not bad. the work day dragged but in the afternoon i realized it was a good day. considering i was crabby last week, today i had a good attitude... Read more

  • A Good Night's Sleep

    2/3/2020 6:28:10 AM, by SARLIA

    I finally had a good night's sleep and I feel so much better this morning. I've been having trouble falling asleep and then when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom or because the cat is pawing me, I again have a hard time falling asleep. I know how important good sleep i... Read more

  • musical today

    2/2/2020 11:38:18 PM, by IMREITE

    i went and say "Guys and Dolls" today. mu cousin was part of the stage crew. my dh and i took out 2 oldest nieces and met my parents there. it was a good show. the school is small so they had some adult actors as the gamblers. one of them was someone i graduated with. his son was in the play as well... 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

  • snack upgrade

    2/2/2020 12:13:28 AM, by IMREITE

    i cleaned my pantry and baking cupboard. i looked up some recipes for healthy snacks. i am looking for ways to prepare healthy snacks that will offer different taste options. sweet, savory. a little salty. what ever will give me more nutrients and keep me sated.... 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

  • New Month!

    2/1/2020 10:29:19 AM, by KAY-SUPREME

    I've been really trying to do a lot of very small things differently, so that they hopefully add up to bigger changes in the long run, and so far, so good. My main focus -- again -- this year, is to pay off debt. I don't have as much student loan debt as some people, and while I have credit ca... Read more

  • epicure

    2/1/2020 12:55:41 AM, by IMREITE

    Today i went to an epicure party. my cousin sells it and her brother was the host. i found some interesting spice mixes i want to try.... Read more

  • My excuses for not exercising.

    1/31/2020 7:49:12 AM, by SARLIA

    Today's Premium Coaching action plan is to blog about my excuses for not exercising and how to overcome those excuses. Excuse: Too tired to exercise. Motivation: Exercise will perk me up and I'll be really glad I did it. Excuse: I don't have time today. Motivation: It's only 10 minut... Read more

  • i need sunlight

    1/30/2020 8:28:44 PM, by IMREITE

    67 it is so cloudy and i want sun. i went for a walk at lunch. good idea but i decided to go to a local coffee shop, still ok, but then i bought 2 peanut butter bars. then i ate them boot before my work day was done. my body felt crummy afterward. so a good reminder of being more careful about... 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

  • Stress

    1/29/2020 12:33:20 PM, by POSEY440

    With all I have been through now I find out I broke my wrist trying to find a Dr to help me here in Florida is a nightmare look at my face ... Read more

  • Exercise Routine

    1/29/2020 10:29:27 AM, by SARLIA

    Ok - I'm obsessing about my exercise routine. I'm worrying about it way too much. I need to simplify it. I just reviewed the 28-Day Bootcamp DVD that I purchased last week. For the foreseeable future, I'm going to follow Coach Nicole's daily videos. On rest days, I'll do a walking tape. ... Read more

  • Weekly Weigh-in Assessment & Goals

    1/29/2020 7:26:00 AM, by SARLIA

    I lost 1.1 lbs this past week - so I'm on track to my goal weight of 121 lbs. 104 Assessment of last week. 1. Nutrition: I did not meet my goal of eating 1200 calories per day except for one day. I average between 1000 and 1100 calories. 2. Exercise: I have been meeting my exercis... Read more

  • back at it

    1/28/2020 11:27:58 PM, by IMREITE

    a week and a half ago i slacked off on my workout routine because i was getting ready to go on vacation. then when i got back i did not get back on track right away. on sunday i said no excuses and got back into it, i also got back to my plank challenge... 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

  • A Conscious Decision

    1/28/2020 10:32:25 AM, by SARLIA

    Today I made a conscious decision to quit the 28-Day Bootcamp Challenge. I've been struggling to come up with a weekly exercise routine for the past week. (Information overload is probably my biggest problem.) I've settled on doing a 10-min Cardio and Strength routine 3x/week on alternating days... Read more

  • new recipie

    1/27/2020 9:27:43 PM, by IMREITE

    i made beef straganoff in the instant pot. the meat was a little dry but it was not as tough as when i made it in the frying pan... Read more

  • more

    1/26/2020 11:23:34 AM, by POSEY440

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  • update

    1/26/2020 11:19:36 AM, by POSEY440

    Here it is done ... Read more

  • Vision Collage

    1/26/2020 9:39:00 AM, by SARLIA

    One of the action steps for the program was to make a vision collage that would inspire and motivate you. I've never been a big fan of that type of project and I didn't really look forward to doing it. My husband suggested doing it on the computer instead of on a poster board and I latched on ... Read more