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  • Today is going to be a great day!

    1/22/2020 8:38:14 AM, by CARROLLKR

    Today's goals: Stay in calorie range Get in some exercise at least 10 minutes, this is at least a start. Listen to some more of my audio book Done about 20 minutes worth so far. Listen to my Excel training class for awhile Write a couple Yelp reviews from this week. Done ... Read more

  • An affair to remember

    1/22/2020 7:59:39 AM, by DEBORFUL

    I have found Orange Theory Fitness, and I think I'm love! I love the way every workout is different; I love the cardio; I love the coaches and I just love the feeling I have when I've completed a class. My endurance and strength have increased and I am able to do exercises I could not do when I f... Read more

  • re-focus

    1/21/2020 10:33:52 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    staying strong.. owning it! I got this! Starting to move 386... 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

  • what did I eat?

    1/20/2020 10:02:10 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Am I scared of meeting my goal? seems like I self sabotage ate a stupid cookie.. I have no idea why? never again... tummy was upset owning it and moving on! 386 ... Read more

  • Throwback

    1/19/2020 8:13:43 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I took this photo! Throwback to Alexandria 2013.... Read more

  • Peaceful

    1/19/2020 11:47:19 AM, by KATIBUG49

    Wish this was my view every day!... Read more

  • Into the River

    1/19/2020 10:59:55 AM, by FEARTOLOVE77

    I've started taking a mindfulness meditation class for adults on Tuesday evenings. I've been to two so far. At the last one, I cried in front of a small room of strangers as I shared the traumatic event that happened at work that I am unable to change and have to keep dealing with. "There is ... Read more

  • Motivation

    1/18/2020 10:19:26 PM, by KATIBUG49

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  • Thoughts

    1/18/2020 10:28:05 AM, by RAVEN145

    Thoughts create actions,actions create habits, habits create lives .... Read more

  • Funny Posters

    1/17/2020 6:29:10 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    There were funny posters at my job hours this week. One good thing about Virginia is they really do need teachers badly.... Read more

  • Lock Down

    1/17/2020 6:27:13 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    CNN says my city of Richmond, VA is on lockdown. See this is why I travel and date in other towns the issues are real in Virginia.... Read more

  • Success

    1/17/2020 1:34:17 PM, by RAVEN145

    There are no secrets to success,it is the result of preparation, hard work and learni g from failure. Colon powell.... Read more

  • Owning it

    1/17/2020 9:56:46 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    so...the scale moved 2 pounds over night... creepy carbs make me retain water. Funny I go thru this every 3 months or so... Maybe this time I will learn and not let them creep back into my life! Lesson learned 104 New thing for me... hand going to sleep... yeep feel old... DR... Read more

  • Discord App

    1/16/2020 10:50:08 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Someone in my house got banned from the Discord app for trying to sell things. Yet I found out about Discord from Patreon as it does NOTHING BUT sell things all day. Patreon links TO the app for video games like Pokemon. How is that a thing? My sister's kids really were just trying to find more inf... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/16/2020 5:14:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    i helped a good friend of mine to get some groceries today. i am heading for a long walk in a while. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Lose 60 Pounds = Blood Pressure 117/72

    1/16/2020 2:04:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I had a pleasant surprise at the doctor's office yesterday when I went for my prescription renewals. Because I take BP meds, she checks my blood pressure. She said you must be very relaxed your BP is 117/72. Beg to differ Dr. I think losing 60 pounds helps. I was first aware of my BP 25 years when I... Read more

  • creepy carbs

    1/16/2020 9:50:16 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    need to re-focus... joints starting to ache.. my body telling me I have creepy carbs Back to strict Keto! Owning it! keto on.. keto strong! 244... Read more

  • 2020

    1/15/2020 3:27:04 PM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Own it! this year is all about ME! Bring it! 104... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/15/2020 2:13:22 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am having a relaxing day today. i go back to the gym starting this friday. i took a break from it over the holidays. my daughter is doing well and says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Lost 60 Pounds on SparkPeople!

    1/15/2020 11:28:20 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I did it! Today when I saw the number on the scale I was happy to see my losing trend has continued and I am 2.6 pounds away from my next milestone when my BMI changes from obese to overweight. It's taken me years to get here but it's not less thrilling to achieve a 60 pound weight loss. In the last... Read more

  • I "captcha'd" a neat team comment/challenge on an SP friend's page

    1/15/2020 9:37:59 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    When I saw this . . . I just had to try those pushups. O -u - c h... numbers nine and ten were not easy. 320 Oh, And I didn't do the full plank. I bent my knees.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/14/2020 3:30:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    the program that I am in for depression and anxiety is going well. I am enjoying the program so far. I like to learn new things and I am discovering that I like to be around people more than I used to. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Update

    1/13/2020 5:15:50 PM, by DIRTYANDTRUE

    Hi everybody! I don't know how many of you are still out there doing your thing on this site, but if you are and you wanna stay (or get back) in touch, my primary account is now under the username LAURNIE2020. I'll still pop back on this account occasionally maybe, but for ease of keeping track of t... Read more

  • That Good Advice (You Just Didn't Take?)

    1/13/2020 12:56:22 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am in a Facebook weight loss group. Today someone posted that his weight loss has stopped and he wants suggestions on how to start losing again. I have tried a lot of things over the years so I wrote to him. Things to try to see if they work for you. Eat dinner later, go to bed earlier, soak in th... Read more

  • Monday am: planning the day and week

    1/13/2020 10:31:48 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    Glad to report that it was easier to get myself up this morning. I was sooo sluggish Saturday day and Sunday morning. But I seem to have more energy now. On the other hand, my hubby felt a cold coming on last night. Yikes. With the holidays behind me and the New Year well into its first mo... Read more

  • Good Night

    1/12/2020 6:46:58 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    A good night of dancing on a packed dance floor and monster pinball has restored my faith in humanity.... Read more

  • Sunday 1/12 reflection

    1/12/2020 9:26:01 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    Good morning world! Storms are over and we can peek out from our homes. We had a lot of wind here in middle TN yesterday. And loads of rain. I think the rain is over and I am really anxious for the sun to pop out. Just a quick moment of accountability. I really munched out yesterday aftern... Read more

  • Skeeball Tonight

    1/11/2020 6:04:11 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Headed out for Skeeball at Circuit at 11 PM tonight with Pokemon Go. Say hi if you see me out and about in the downtown Richmond, VA area.... Read more

  • Day 1 of Winter Challenge.

    1/11/2020 12:23:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    249 381 274 388 534 535 280 67 298 218 464 502 Our Living the Good Life (LTGL) theme – As your personal challenge, choose one thing you will do each day that will bring you the success you deserve. What habit will it be – walk daily, get up earlier - don’t hit the snooze button, exe... Read more

  • 1/11/2020 Thoughts on BMI

    1/11/2020 9:33:21 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    I saw Dilberta Weight Track personal goal about having a healthy BMI. So I wondered....where do I stand right now? and I googled some SP BMI info. I cut/paste the chart below from SparkPeople: I am about 5'7" and over 185 lbs. So my current BMI --according to this chart (I did this... Read more

  • Fighting Back

    1/10/2020 10:16:57 AM, by FEARTOLOVE77

    I need some soldiers to help me fight back. It's insane to ask me and my students to continue to come to school and wait for the next grenade to go off. That is my directive. Let the student return, wait for him to explode, evacuate the class, document, suspend -- repeat. That is the plan in pla... Read more

  • Here I am again!

    1/10/2020 8:00:17 AM, by CARROLLKR

    Happy Friday!!!! Trying to start over again. I need to lose at least 30 pounds. I've stayed in my calories two days now, which is a miracle. Not much for exercise yet, but I've started the mindset. Three good things about yesterday: *I spent the evening with two very good friends *I g... Read more

  • When it all comes apart anyway

    1/10/2020 12:20:27 AM, by FEARTOLOVE77

    Today I woke up after a good night's sleep. I meditated. Well, I tried to meditate, but my mind was thinking about this new troubled student who was starting in my class today. I remembered my circle of control. What is in my control? What is out of my control? I realized I could only co... Read more

  • 8 - Triggers & Red Light Foods

    1/9/2020 12:19:29 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am slowly been working my way through the Winter 5% Challenge Countdown Activities. I have put a lot of thought into what I commit to and how I will accomplish it. What triggers you to overeat, defined as eating and drinking more calories than you need, causing you to gain weight. Trigg... Read more

  • Thurs. reflection: The Crisscross Effect

    1/9/2020 11:22:03 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    Today, my SP 28 Day plan daily reading discusses what they call The Crisscross Effect: https://www.sparkpeople.com/
    resource/wellness_articles
    .asp?ID=2391&program=5&pro
    gram_id=7 "As behavior change experts, we know that different elements affecting both your body and your mi... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/8/2020 5:12:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    I have signed up for a program that helps people with depression and anxiety. so far I am enjoying it. it is interesting and inspiring. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Wed blog: celebrating Tuesday's balanced food choices and moderation

    1/8/2020 10:10:49 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    I am tickled, tickled, tickled to see my nutrition stats at the end of yesterday. I did have a moment where I wanted sweets, and I did allow myself 5 miniature Reese's cups last evening after my spouse and I ate a bowl of (my spouse's) home-made golden curry chicken stew. The totals: ... Read more

  • Drum Roll Please! I did it!

    1/7/2020 7:30:40 PM, by KALISWALKER

    In December I lost 7.4 pounds. At the TOPS meeting today I was the biggest loser for the past month, so 'Star of the Month' and won the fruit basket. I was also number one for losing weight over the holidays. After the meetings I go for lunch with some friends I've made in the group. We were talking... Read more

  • a new day

    1/7/2020 2:14:33 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! getting in plenty of exercise throughout the day today. I joined a jump rope challenge and I am enjoying it so far. I like to do different exercises. I find It keeps me motivated and inspired. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Enjoyed second day of chair yoga today ...hey, why does yoga help our lymph system?

    1/7/2020 12:00:25 PM, by AMURDOCK68

    Update: ...hey, why does yoga help our lymph system? I found an article to address this question. Our yoga leader kept mentioning how twists help get rid of old lymph and lets fresh lymph takes its place. I was wondering how this works and what benefits we might gain. Here is the l... Read more

  • Birds

    1/7/2020 9:37:30 AM, by FEARTOLOVE77

    I was walking to work yesterday morning with a downtrodden heart. I breathed in the fresh air. As I walked onto campus, I heard the most beautiful bird song. I looked up and above a pod of classrooms were 30 black birds singing away together. I stopped to look at them, to listen. My heart swell... Read more

  • Book Re-Read The Spark

    1/7/2020 4:43:03 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I am re-reading The Spark from the Sparkpeople book series. Also I am giving it a good review online so check it out if you can. https://curs3r.podbean.com/e
    /episode-4-season-1-the-wr
    iters-journey/... Read more

  • Games

    1/7/2020 2:56:22 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Going to pinball and Pokemon Go tonight at Circuit Arcade at 9 thirty PM.... Read more

  • Optimistic About My Next Weigh In!

    1/6/2020 5:32:24 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I had great motivation this fall. “Anything that happens in the 10 weeks before New Years, on average, takes about five months to come off,” said Prof. Brian Wansink of Cornell’s business school. I know that's happened to me many times! Rather than make a New Year's resolution to lose weight, I... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/6/2020 1:52:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter and i had a great time at the museum that we went to on saturday. both of us got quite a few presents for christmas. she is back to school today and she says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • No Place Like Home

    1/6/2020 9:26:04 AM, by FEARTOLOVE77

    Name It. Okay, the feelings I'm having are...dread, panic, overwhelm, hopelessness, confusion, shame. All the good ones. The key players have shown up again. We got back from an okay trip with my in-laws. People got sick and the weather prevented some activities. I was both gratefu... Read more

  • Monday 01/06/2020 A busy Monday...

    1/6/2020 8:32:56 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    My first chore when I leave the house today is to go to my 8:30 appointment with my GP. I had blood work done back in December and this is the follow - up appointment. I am going to let my doctor know that I am about to start the Winter 5% Challenge and will be journaling my food intake. I am... Read more

  • Sorta posting a before picture 01/05/2020

    1/5/2020 9:38:22 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    One of our Winter 5% Challenge leader, KALISWALKER, posted this on the team message board: We have done activities to help track our progress. Let's do one more for a Non-Scale Victory (NSV) - take a before picture this week and if you like you post it on your page. At the end of the challen... Read more

  • 2020 Positive Actions

    1/4/2020 3:09:58 PM, by KALISWALKER

    1) I am weighing in often 2) I joined a Spark virtual walking group 3) I checked my status on walking4fun.com 4) I checked my status on worldwalking.org 5) I walked with hubby & our dogs along the ocean & dog park 6) Walked 12,841 steps yesterday 7) Joined a strength exercise group with ... Read more

  • Goal prepping, Jan 04, 2020

    1/4/2020 11:10:45 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    Decide on personal rewards??   i.e. Premium Spark after completing the 8 week 5% challenge Start a German conversation group, i.e. with Whimp, parents' neighbor.  Maybe Whimp would teach some German folk songs? I might use my lap harp Music Continue exploring harp: YouTube Josh Layn... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/3/2020 1:18:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a nice mild day here today. tomorrow, my daughter and i are going to a big museum. i know that we will both have fun! both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/2/2020 3:33:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    happy new year everyone! my daughter says hi. she is enjoying her break from school. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • SkeeBall

    1/2/2020 2:47:34 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Headed out to Circuit Arcade for SkeeBall today. Why? Because that is a cool thing for nightlife now.... Read more

  • BLC 42 Goals

    1/2/2020 10:44:25 AM, by WATCHMEGO!

    I have adapted these goals (and this blog post) from my goals from BLC 41, as they are still relevant and are still my goals. The BLC runs for 12 weeks, from January 8 to March 31. By March 31 I will have lost 15 pounds from my starting weight on January 8. I will do the following to help ... Read more

  • 2019 My Best Weight Loss Ever!

    12/31/2019 3:42:20 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning I weighed in at my lightest in 20 years! What a great way to end the year and start 2020. I weigh 30 pounds less than my driver's licence weight! I weigh 4 pounds less that my New Years Day goal weight today! I weigh 35 pounds less than this time last year! I have officially... Read more

  • Continuing Preparation for Winter 2020 5% Challenge

    12/31/2019 10:08:30 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    Let me first invite anyone reading my blog posting to join the Winter 2020 5% Challenge Community: " Race to Fascinating Places - 8 Weeks this winter. Join a supportive team and let's have fun as we lose 5% of our weight, make new friends and improve our health! Starting Saturday Jan.11th.... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/30/2019 3:37:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is now underway. my daughter says hi. she is spending some time with one of her friends this afternoon.both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • What my teenage nieces and nephews call Tommy and my

    12/30/2019 11:10:59 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    29th anniversary on December 29th. They call it our Golden Anniversary, ha ha. My sweetie and I celebrated with a movie and dinner --"Cats" and steaks at Outback. In spite of the periodic torrential rain, we had a great time. Here is to the next year of our adventure together: 181... Read more

  • Invisible Dragons

    12/30/2019 10:18:46 AM, by FEARTOLOVE77

    I fight invisible dragons all day long and nobody knows. So does my daughter. Hers are slightly different, more obsessive compulsive shining scales, but both have anxiety bodies. Mine has wings of, "What will they think?" and "What if they don't like me or understand or approve?" Of ... Read more

  • Ready to Hit the Ground Running in 2020

    12/29/2019 7:30:16 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today in anticipation of the New Year I made a point of looking at things I have on hand that will motivate me to walk more. It was more time consuming than I expected as I had to reset my passwords. 1) My walking4fun.com account. It's a fun and free walking fitness program. It tracks how much ... Read more

  • Lucky 13?

    12/29/2019 3:19:29 PM, by MOMOF2NJ

    Here we go again. It's been 13 years since I started this jour ey with Sparkpeople and it's amazing how it has changed and grown. I have plateaued in weight and really don't think my weight is going to change much at this point in my life, but I really want to focus on being healthy and toning m... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    12/28/2019 1:31:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are taking it easy today. we may go for a long walk later on. it is calling for rain here tomorrow, with a chance of some freezing rain and the rain will continue into monday. my daughter and i are prepared for the weather. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, e... Read more

  • Down 5 Pounds in December! Best Christmas Gift!

    12/28/2019 11:17:59 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Happy Dance! Down another pound! The scale loves me this month! It's the gift that just keeps giving, the best Christmas gift ever. I am at my lowest weight in 20 years! I weigh 29 pounds less than my driver's licence weight! I weigh 5 pounds less than my husband now! I weigh 3 pounds le... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/27/2019 2:31:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are having a great time at my parents' place. she really likes everything that she got for christmas. the way it worked out this year, my mom got a lot of stuff and she likes what she got, too. i got to see my sister and her friend on christmas day. that was wonderful. i had not s... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/23/2019 1:01:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter is now off school until the first monday of january 2020. she says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more