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  • Photo frames--have you tried this?

    12/6/2019 11:14:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just now noticed this "new" thing. It probably isn't new at all! www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
    g.asp?post=new_goodies_for
    _our_app_users_photo_frame
    s_and_more... Read more

  • How to help a caregiver

    12/5/2019 9:43:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • My to do list today

    12/3/2019 3:58:02 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Are you interested in joining the 2020 Winter 5% Challenge?

    12/1/2019 5:45:48 PM, by DEE797

    This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2020 Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle ... Read more

  • Lack of cravings. Is it possible?

    11/30/2019 5:14:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    Something has changed! For over 5 weeks now I have been able to stick to a food plan because my cravings are not killing me. Never before have I felt like this. I sure hope it lasts. chris... 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

  • Happy thanksgiving!

    11/28/2019 11:13:01 AM, by JENNAFATFIT

    Hey, So happy thanksgiving everyone! First week in the books, lost 4lbs! I’m not tracking today, but I will be paying attention, but I’m not planning on restricting all that much. We don’t have a ton of snacks so I won’t be eating all day, thankfully. I’ll be back on it tomorrow:) let the eating ... 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

  • Tracking Tracking Tracking

    11/21/2019 1:46:53 PM, by THRUTHESTORM

    ... just keep tracking! This is good. It turns out that I'm not actually eating enough! I didn't realize that I was only eating about 1200-1400 calories a day. I'm not TRYING to not eat, but this oral surgery thing has thrown me off a bit, I guess. While I'm still recovering, I'm trying to focu... Read more

  • Because why not..

    11/21/2019 12:58:45 AM, by JENNAFATFIT

    Follow up at the doctor.. the NA suggested that maybe diabetes was the cause for the sudden blood pressure and suggested the doctor order a A1c. Got it back by the time I was home. 6.0 So now with my HBP I can add a smidge of diabetes. Normal range is 4.0-6.0, so technically I’m still in the “norm... Read more

  • Hump Day, Still Tracking

    11/20/2019 11:31:27 AM, by THRUTHESTORM

    I'm rather pleased to say I'm still tracking. The going was (is) tough a little bit there. I thought, "why bother?!" several times. Recovering from oral surgery is tough. I eat tiny meals, fairly often at this point. The good thing is that tracking all that really helps me understand why I'm hungry ... Read more

  • Coffee and Life

    11/18/2019 10:23:41 AM, by THRUTHESTORM

    I drink a cup of coffee every morning. So, this morning I decided to track my morning coffee for every day until Sunday. That's one less thing to track. I love that I can plan ahead like that. :) Yesterday, I asked the community feed, "What motivates you?" I got the answer, "Life," twice. I find th... Read more

  • Tracking for one More Day

    11/17/2019 9:28:47 AM, by THRUTHESTORM

    I'm still pondering my motivations, and am surprised and super appreciative of the support I received on my last post. Y'all are awesome. I have the SP coaching, and am going to restart that after church. I remember there being great tips and homework of sorts. It might be weird that this will help... Read more

  • Weight Watcher

    11/16/2019 3:58:25 PM, by THRUTHESTORM

    My sis and mom re-started WW today, and I've been thinking about getting back to the goal of losing weight. I haven't really done much other than maintain my weight for the last year. At least I haven't gained it!! There are two problems I'm wrestling with -- #1: I need to lose the extra pounds. #2:... Read more

  • Do you have a favorite holiday movie? Here is a list to jog your memory...

    11/15/2019 6:45:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.people.com/tv/tv-christmas
    -movies-list/ I like the Grinch movie. chris... Read more

  • Weigh every day???

    11/14/2019 4:54:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    7. Keep track of your progress. Weighing in at least once a day and keeping track of food intake is essential for most NWCR members." NWCR National Weight Control Registry I have heard lately to weigh everyday. Is this new?... Read more

  • Doctor Appt update

    11/11/2019 12:45:01 PM, by JENNAFATFIT

    So I joined the group of nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure apparently. I'm on medication now. What I wanted to avoid. It hasn't lowered it enough so I'll most likely have to up the dosage. Lovely. I was trying to think about back in 2014 what got me losing weight in the f... Read more

  • Instapot corned beef (brisket) and cabbage!

    11/7/2019 6:38:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    My first time making this in the instapot. First cook the beef. Remove it and then cook the veggies in the liquid--in the instapot, too. It smells great! I removed the liquid from the beef and let the fat rise. I could slim it off before cooking the veggies. I will try to take a photo w... Read more

  • Lo and behold this neck pain yoga just popped on my computer!

    11/7/2019 6:10:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    BIG BROTHER is watching! www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA-hN9
    YaxNc&feature=push-sd&attr
    _tag=ol1DCKyxJkE90dT-%3A6... Read more

  • Neck pain -muscle spasms

    11/7/2019 6:08:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been seeing a chiropractor/physical therapist all summer. He cured mid back pain and upper back pain in 2 sessions. But the neck muscles, especially on one side, are not getting fixed. He says they spasm and have been building this problem for years. My hours on the computer don't help of cou... Read more