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  • 7/15/19 I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. Henry Miller

    7/15/2019 8:39:02 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. Henry Miller Quote of the Day It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help. Epicurus Love Quote of the Day To love another person is to see the face of God. Victor Hugo ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, July 15, 2019

    7/15/2019 2:24:25 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a miracle, and that is why I'm ME." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • size 12!

    7/14/2019 11:25:39 PM, by MEL-ROY

    When I began my lifestyle changes back in March I was in size 16's of this same syle of Levi's. Then 14's. I noticed this past week the 14's are a little looser. I needed to order another pair of jeans though because I am down to just two pairs to wear now and while online shopping decided to add a ... Read more

  • School's Out!!

    7/14/2019 10:02:36 PM, by ELIZINJAPAN

    OK, I know this pose looks like I'm throwing shade at before me, but I was just pretending to pose like an Instagram person. I was happy then and I'm happy now, even though In Progress Me has a terrible cold. So, yesterday I was playing around with photos and was surprised to see how much I've ... Read more

  • Temptations passed

    7/14/2019 6:13:26 PM, by BETHELLENNASH

    I passed on the temptation to have fries twice this week. And the temptation to ask for Campfire sauce to dip my broccoli in. I did choose to enjoy a cream-filled chocolate iced donut. I actually specifically asked for that when I found out there would be volunteer appreciation donuts today so ... Read more

  • Can I be happy with less?

    7/14/2019 1:49:12 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I have been measuring my food and tracking calories all year. Lately, I started having 1/4 cup servings vs 1/2 cups servings of higher-calorie foods like Bush beans, oatmeal, bran muffin, mashed potatoes, yogurt, and cottage cheese, rather than just giving them up. I have sufficient protein and calc... Read more

  • The Ugly Kid

    7/14/2019 10:58:28 AM, by IMEMINE1

    There was a middle-aged couple who had two stunningly beautiful blonde teenage daughters. The parents decided to try one last time for the son they always wanted. After months of trying, the wife became pregnant, and sure enough, nine months later she delivered a healthy baby boy. The joyful fa... Read more

  • Words of Wisdom from the Ocean

    7/14/2019 9:21:27 AM, by CLO333

    Advice From The Ocean: Be Shore of Yourself Come Out of Your Shell Take Time to Coast Avoid Pier Pressure Sea Life's Beauty Don't Get Tide Down Make Waves! 🐬 🐚 🌊... Read more

  • 7/14/19 History is a vast early warning system. Norman Cousins

    7/14/2019 9:05:48 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. James Baldwin Love Quote of the Day He is not a lover who does not love forever. Euripides Love Quote of the Day He is not a lover who does not love forever. Euripides Nature Quote of the Day ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, July 14, 2019

    7/14/2019 3:40:38 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Summer Haircut

    7/13/2019 9:07:55 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I couldn’t take sweaty hair, no more. I went to Pahrump to get my hair chopped off. First I went into Walmart, but their salon was super busy and was told that I would have at least a 90+ minute wait. But I decided to walk over to “Super Cuts” near Albertson’s grocery store to see if they were busy.... Read more

  • workout at home

    7/13/2019 8:26:23 PM, by AFINEMESS

    I worked out at home today.. man! it was sweaty and intense, it’s been so long and i’m proud of myself even though i’m still a little shaky :) When you come from as far as i am, it’s like a miracle. I couldn’t believe it.. and it’s free! I’ll try to do it again, on the “cross training” days of 5k yo... Read more

  • Why Fear Dieting?

    7/13/2019 4:48:50 PM, by KALISWALKER

    My weight is heading in the right direction, 198.6 today. I had a slight increase with my new medication resulting in water retention, but I am in onederland again. Today I posted a good weigh-in for the 5% Challenge. Now to work on my Tuesday TOPS weigh-in. I am thinking about years of being ... Read more

  • Excited to start Vibrant Healthy Woman!

    7/13/2019 3:45:00 PM, by BETHELLENNASH

    I'm proud of myself for investing in my most important asset: ME and enrolling in the 6 month Vibrant Healthy Woman program to upgrade my skills and mindset for whole-person well-being!... Read more

  • 7/13/19 We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. John Dryden

    7/13/2019 1:30:22 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. Alexis de Tocqueville Love Quote of the Day Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens. Douglas William Jerrold Art Quote of the... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, July 13, 2019

    7/13/2019 2:42:11 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am the Melody in the Symphony of My Life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • New Beginnings

    7/13/2019 12:27:52 AM, by GOTTOGETCUT

    I have started on this page several times. Today is the day I stick to it. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tire. My problem is not moving I work out regular to keep me sane. I eat a bag chips and a Payday candy bar almost every other day. Today I got on the scale YIKES! 233 lbs at 5'7'. As an ... Read more

  • Don't eat back calories on your day off!

    7/13/2019 12:22:46 AM, by ECKOKITTEN

    Ugh. It was a good week. Down 4.8lbs! Wow. Stayed on plan calorie wise, fasted 22+ hours everyday. Then my day off comes and I lose my tight routine, hit with so much stress from far too many things. I eat and eat a lot. I won't lose weight if I just eat great all week and then eat back my diff... Read more

  • New recipes

    7/12/2019 7:36:56 PM, by GINGERALECA

    It’s the food that will get me. I don’t think low impact exercises will be a problem right now. I can walk on my way to work, I can swim near by and I can do light cardio at home. For now at least. There will be some low motivation day, but I still need to walk to my transport. But its the food... Read more

  • In my apartment

    7/12/2019 9:10:30 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am officially in my apartment. Got in there on May 1st. I'm liking it so far. I am glad that it has an air conditioner right now since its going to be warm for the next 7 days. I just have the one unit in the living room since I have a 1 bedroom apartment. If I had a 2 bedroom apartment, I would h... Read more

  • Still on track

    7/12/2019 8:48:46 AM, by GINGERALECA

    Still on track. Yesterday I ate as usual but today was different. I had a breakfast and lunch at work organized for a workshop. I tried not to overindulge. But it was still food that had obviously a lot of oil and had only one dish of vegetable that was not very good. So tonight I didn’t eat a ... Read more

  • 7/12/19 The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. Gilbert K. Chester

    7/12/2019 8:35:30 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote of the Day We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. Stewart Udall Love Quote of the Day To be able to say how much love, is love but little. Petrarch Art Quote of th... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, July 12, 2019

    7/12/2019 3:56:30 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I make my own choices. I decide what I will and will not do. I am proud of my independence." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Fitbit Steps

    7/12/2019 2:49:24 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Just checking in before the day is done..we had a late night at the general store tonight. We stayed late to clean. According to Fitbit, I definately walked today..alot more than usual. Now it's time for sleep...something that Fitbit says I ain't consistent with, but I hear my ... Read more

  • Get rid of old too big clothes!

    7/12/2019 12:11:16 AM, by BETHELLENNASH

    I will definitely get rid of any obviously too big clothes once I am no longer obese forever! Although many of my clothes are loose style clothes that will cross many sizes.... Read more

  • First 5 pounds down

    7/11/2019 11:41:22 PM, by RELEASETHESTARS

    Hello again, My first weight loss goal is off to a nice start :) I've just been trying to make better choices and not buy processed foods, stuff like that. I'm not tracking calories right now, just trying to improve my eating in general. And I'm trying to drink 3 of my 24 oz Contigo water bo... Read more

  • 5K your way

    7/11/2019 11:13:58 PM, by AFINEMESS

    I enrolled in this challenge! I tried to do C25K before and i understand it’s similar but maybe more appropriated to my actual fitness, plus maybe i’ll connect with people on SP who are also doing it as the C25K group isn’t very active at all, hehe! Today was a long, hard day... I went to run b... Read more

  • learning to re-love clothes shopping

    7/11/2019 11:04:41 PM, by MEL-ROY

    I bought some new clothes awhile back and was happy with the smaller sizes. Today, I went shopping again and for the first time in many years, every single top I tried on in the dressing room FIT! And best of all, none of them were 1X plus, XXL or XL...six tops all size L. No X's! I bought them all... Read more

  • Post-Op Appointment

    7/11/2019 7:58:46 PM, by FERRETGIRL28

    So, today was my post-op appointment with the surgeon and I am happy to report that everything is going really well. He was very pleased with how I'm doing on the Stage 3 diet, and how my incisions are healing, and how I am keeping up with my walking and tracking every day. I have lost 12 pounds so ... Read more

  • It's a bloody day today!

    7/11/2019 12:08:48 PM, by MAMAROU

    Yes that's right, it's a bloody day. My church has the red Cross out today and I'm giving my red life source away. Tried to add a pick and it won't let me.... Read more

  • Accountablility

    7/11/2019 11:45:14 AM, by KALISWALKER

    My weight loss accountability - TOPS group, Medical Weight Management Program, 5% Challenge, my husband, my friends, me. Tuesday - Woo Hoo I was down 7 pounds since my last weigh-in 3 weeks ago (was on vacation). The TOPS members were thrilled to see someone in our group have a happy dance wei... Read more

  • Stopping on Red

    7/11/2019 9:02:27 AM, by IMEMINE1

    A man was driving down the road when the light turned yellow just in front of him. He did the right thing and stopped at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection. The tailgating woman behind him was furious and honked her horn, screa... Read more

  • 7/11/19 You are remembered for the rules you break. Douglas MacArthur

    7/11/2019 8:58:04 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The pen is the tongue of the mind. Horace Love Quote of the Day In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable. Madame de Stael Art Quote of the Day Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos. Stephen Sondheim Nature Quote of... Read more

  • Birthday veggies

    7/11/2019 8:19:13 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    Veggies! Isn’t this the best way to nourish our bodies and start the next year of our life? Well...I decided yes. So here’s my birthday breakfast fresh out of the wok with a green smoothie. The last couple of weeks I’ve visited with friends I haven’t seen in years. Kayaking and Appalachia... Read more

  • Sultry Thursday....

    7/11/2019 7:14:30 AM, by ALLEYCATTUS

    [c][/c] Honestly feeling drained today, even if I am at home...took a day off, but too hot to do much with it... got some new, smaller shorts- lost so much weight during my tussle with sepsis that i more or less need a new wardrobe...not the best way to go about losing weight, but trying now to ke... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, July 11, 2019

    7/11/2019 4:16:27 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I make friends with my fear. I am unstoppable." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • derby

    7/10/2019 11:16:43 PM, by AFINEMESS

    Quick update to say that i am proud of myself for going to derby practice tonight! Didn’t think i’d go! So, yay :)... Read more

  • This Week So Far

    7/10/2019 8:43:44 PM, by FERRETGIRL28

    Well things this week have been interesting. Sunday I felt hunger again for the first time since surgery. I was feeling very discouraged that I can't have any solid food, and felt unsatisfied by the soft protein foods I am allowed. There are only so many times you can eat tomato or cream soup,... Read more

  • Back on the injured reserve

    7/10/2019 8:20:08 PM, by BEESHELL8

    img=304577]Our fourth was low key, just the way I like it. We ran/walked in the usual free event at River Park, which is a 5miler. Afterwards, the group went to breakfast and then we watched movies most of the day. I'm not a fan of fireworks. They scare animals and they can cause fires and inj... Read more

  • 7/10/19 He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. Johann Wolfgang von Goet

    7/10/2019 4:09:57 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote of the Day Adventure is worthwhile. Aesop Love Quote of the Day Love comes unseen; we only see it go. Henry Austin Dobson Art Quote of the Day What marks the artist is his... Read more

  • Somewhat back...

    7/10/2019 3:47:54 PM, by ALLEYCATTUS

    Decided to come back and have another try...I loved it here but got somewhat cut off..I am not online as much these days... I miss my friends here so thought I would come back for a while... Lost a boatload of weight when I was in hospital last year and am trying to keep it off...On and off succe... Read more

  • Just ONE word...

    7/10/2019 2:39:50 PM, by WHITE-2

    What is it that makes your heart beat with enthousiasm? What excites you? What really moves you? What activities give you energy? And why? Stephen Covey suggested to live life backwards: write down what you want people to say about you in a eulogy. What is truly important to you? What... Read more

  • Happiness is a choice that requires an effort at times. ~ Aeschylus

    7/10/2019 8:11:02 AM, by WINACHST

    My quote for the day - This reminds me of the time when I was away at school and one of the instructors called me "Happy" - not because I was, but because I was grumpy all the time. One morning when I walked in the room, he asked me, "Are you happy today?" I replied, "No, but I can be if I change wh... Read more

  • My Boss is Asking Me For Diet Advice

    7/10/2019 2:37:36 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    My boss had gone into town and brought me back some eggs..,I had used all mine up on the 4th when I made cupcakes for all our employees. But then later, he was sending me messages to ask about different diets..keto, low carb, and flexitarian. WOW, when did I become the go-to person for diets... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    7/10/2019 2:21:18 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I Make Free-Will Choices." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • laziness VS fatigue

    7/9/2019 9:50:46 PM, by AFINEMESS

    You know what they say.. listen to yourself, listen to your body it’ll tell you what it needs! Well, if you’re anything like me, sometimes the body is confused too. Tonight i debated for a long while wether i should be going on a walk or stay chilling in front of the tv. Am i lazy? or really ti... Read more

  • The hazards of walking

    7/9/2019 7:38:27 PM, by GINGERALECA

    I fell. I decided to walk briskly to the next station instead of waiting at the nearest one. I felt pretty good about my decision. I did not run, nor was it is a ‘power walk’, but it was a quick pace. I walked past 2 guys and then, I don’t know how exactly it happened, but I side stepped, and fe... Read more

  • TOPS Cheerleaders!

    7/9/2019 3:50:25 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Woo Hoo I am down 7 pounds since my last weigh-in 3 weeks ago (was on vacation). The TOPS members were thrilled to see someone in our group have a happy dance weigh in. I think that is the fastest weight loss I have ever had. Two days of eating lightly offset the party food on Saturday night. ... Read more

  • I have 5 minutes...

    7/9/2019 2:30:31 PM, by SUSMANNIE

    Maybe even 6 and a half minutes if no one is watching. I'm playing hooky from our workplace Monthly Birthday Bash. Since my problems with a coworker, I'm being generally antisocial and taking a break on my own. Taking care of numero uno, like it ought to be. I've managed to get back on track wi... Read more

  • Newcomer in Town

    7/9/2019 10:56:08 AM, by IMEMINE1

    A cowboy rode into town and stopped at the saloon for a drink. Unfortunately, the locals always had a habit of picking on newcomers. When he finished, he found his horse had been stolen. He comes back into the bar, handily flips his gun into the air, catches it above his head without even looki... Read more

  • 7/9/19 People only see what they are prepared to see. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    7/9/2019 8:55:38 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life. Lee Iacocca Love Quote of the Day Love without conversation is impossible. Mortimer Adler Art Quote of the Day Many artists and scholars have pointed ou... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    7/9/2019 1:44:14 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a Magnificent Gift to the World." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • thank you :)

    7/8/2019 10:11:28 PM, by AFINEMESS

    Thank you so much everybody for your kind words! I wish we had the option to “like” comments on the blog posts.. Maybe one day, SP? ;) I will try to take small steps and let myself time to create new habits.. though i will admit that i feel i have to do everything at once to hang on motivation ... Read more

  • baggy pants

    7/8/2019 9:09:16 PM, by MEL-ROY

    I've been wearing a size 14 jeans, down from a 16, for the last month or two. Today I tried on the 16's again just for fun and they are even looser than the last time. I wore them to walk my dog today and they fall down like sweat pants. They were skin tight when I started this journey back in March... Read more

  • One more day

    7/8/2019 6:29:57 PM, by GINGERALECA

    Well, let’s face it, I felt hungry in the morning. Around 11am, I was really hungry and I didn’t want to eat my one snack. I was also hungry when I arrived home in the evening, but since it was nearly 8pm, I had a good reason. I drank a lot of water, more than 8 glasses. Which is a good way to m... Read more

  • The plan basics

    7/8/2019 5:21:11 PM, by 3VEGGIES

    Exercise Healthy Food choices and quantities Quality Sleep in sufficient quantity Stress relief Repeat... Read more

  • Bringing Sexy Back & Other Shows & My Excuse Schedule

    7/8/2019 2:17:01 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Last night I was tired and went to bed at 9 PM, and only slept 6.5 hours (love the Fitbit sleep report), but I stayed in bed listening to an audiobook. I got Netflix on my laptop yesterday and will start watching some boring shows related to fitne... Read more

  • One action step

    7/8/2019 1:10:30 PM, by BETHELLENNASH

    What's one action you can take toward your goals? Do it!... Read more

  • Starting over with Premium Coaching

    7/8/2019 1:03:06 PM, by SUSMANNIE

    I'm so sick of myself I don't feel like blogging, but I am restarting the Premium Coaching Program. One of the first lessons is Fast Breaks. I saw this and thought, sure, what does that mean? Eat nothing and smile continuously anyway? But that wasn't what it meant. It means to set small goals and ac... Read more

  • Getting back to SparkPeople

    7/8/2019 1:01:28 PM, by BETHELLENNASH

    I'm trying out getting back to SparkPeople to help me on ly weight loss and improved health journey. The vision work I did on planning my 25th anniversary trip for 2022 is actually the best thing I've done to help me visualize a why and me active in a setting I want to be paddleboarding, kayak... Read more

  • 7/8/19 Sports do not build character. They reveal it. Heywood Broun

    7/8/2019 9:04:22 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life. Simone Weil Love Quote of the Day The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close. Thomas Moore Art Quote of the Day To change your phrase somewhat, I kno... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, July 8, 2019

    7/8/2019 2:50:30 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action Inspired by Powerful Dreams." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • 2nd day

    7/7/2019 6:34:53 PM, by GINGERALECA

    OK, so the second day started with some bad and some good feelings. I calculated the calories for the bread I made yesterday and decided to divide each loaf into 8 parts. That means that in a week I only need one loaf, not two as I usually do and eat. The portions of bread are very very small. Wh... Read more

  • Walking Book & Lunch

    7/7/2019 3:46:56 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Found an old used walking book in the employee lounge this morning. This book claims that you can lose 22.5 pounds in 8 weeks by walking AND interval training exercises. Yesterday was a day off, and like most days that I am away from work, I hardly moved at all. Some days, I don't have t... Read more

  • some news

    7/7/2019 3:24:59 PM, by AFINEMESS

    Every time i come back here, it's because i feel lost. Trying to make sense, to find a reason to finally do this. With all the other social media outlets, it's hard to keep up, especially when my health / physical activities were pretty much out of hands, hehe. I just keep thinking "i'll start runni... Read more

  • A surprise (huge) bill came in the mail. Darn!

    7/7/2019 10:42:38 AM, by CTUPTON

    Last month, I broke a tooth. It was a crown and I bit too hard on something. No pain. I went to the dentist, got things fixed, a bridge with 4 teeth and one was pulled. Much worse that I thought. Front teeth. I paid the big bill . Just recently they told me insurance would not pay for the res... Read more

  • 7/7/19 Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs. Susan Sontag

    7/7/2019 8:49:27 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes. Dylan Thomas Love Quote of the Day In love there are two things - bodies and words. Joyce Carol Oates Art Quote of the Day Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is. Robert Smithson ... Read more

  • Questions

    7/7/2019 6:21:19 AM, by WHITE-2

    Things I'd love to hear from you... 1 * How often do you eat per day? (How many meals / snacks?) 2 * How hard on a scale of 1-10 is it for you to stick to 'reasonable' serving sizes? What strategies (if any) do you use to be 'reasonable' (as opposed to 'excessive') in the amounts of food ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, July 7, 2019

    7/7/2019 2:30:12 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I live with enthusiasm, and give thanks for my life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Wow! I've been silent a long time!

    7/7/2019 1:43:09 AM, by WOLFMUSIC102374

    In December 2014, I started working at a factory. I had never done factory work before, but I needed a better paying job and health benefits. I started losing weight right away. It had gone up to 228. Just the activity level of the new job, and packing lunches every day accomplished a lot. And,... Read more

  • Measuring out my Nuts...

    7/7/2019 12:26:14 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I started to do this blog last week. But I am just now getting around to it. So last week sometime, I forget exactly which day, I bought a big sack of shelled walnuts. I had seen some meme claiming Walnuts had twice as many antioxidants as almonds, pecans, cashews etc. I saw the sac... Read more

  • Measuring out my Nuts...

    7/7/2019 12:26:01 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I started to do this blog last week. But at am just now getting around to it. So last week sometime, I forget exactly which day, I bought a big sack of shelled walnuts. I had seen some meme claiming Walnuts had twice as many antioxidants as almonds, pecans, cashews etc. I saw the sa... Read more

  • Breakfast

    7/6/2019 9:00:22 PM, by GINGERALECA

    Well hell... This is my first breakfast back on track and it tastes horrible. It’s my fault though. I like smoothies in the morning, so yesterday when I went to the grocery store, I got me some frozen fruits. I usually put in my smoothies frozen fruits, Greek yogurt, a glass of milk and some raw ... Read more

  • Change of Practice

    7/6/2019 3:44:54 PM, by IMEMINE1

    A gynecologist had become fed up with malpractice insurance and paperwork decided to give up practicing medicine. Hoping to try another career where skillful hands would be beneficial, so he decided to become a mechanic. He went to the local technical college, signed up for evening classes, att... Read more

  • Captive or free?

    7/6/2019 3:32:26 PM, by 3VEGGIES

    On July 4, DH and I visited the exotic feline rescue center EFRC...with over 200 exotic cats. Most are tigers, not all are on display. We’re not a big fan of zoos and captivity. We’ve been lucky enough to see lions, bobcats and cougars in the wild. Here they are caged, all were born in captivity,... Read more

  • I Love Day One! & Lo-Cal Desserts Ideas

    7/6/2019 3:24:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Before the 5% Challenge starts I think of how I will succeed in losing 5% of my starting weight and my motivation is running high. In the Spring 5% Challenge I lost 2.8 pounds, not a big loss but certainly headed in the right direction. In between challenges I set a goal Small June Goal... One... Read more

  • Rocking and Rolling

    7/6/2019 3:23:53 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    We have now had an earthquake 2 days in a row. On the morning of 4th of July, we had one measured at 6.4 and then last night we got another measured at 7.1. Wonder if we will have strike 3 later today. I never felt the first one, but I sure noticed the one last night. I was getting ready to ... Read more

  • 10 years later

    7/6/2019 2:39:14 PM, by GINGERALECA

    Yep, I was a member 10 years ago or there about . I gave up then and here I am now. Fat, lazy, in bad shape, premenopausal and at the lowest psychologically I have been in a while. Well maybe that is not true, I worked with a therapist for a few years to help with my anxiety. I feel much better n... Read more

  • 7/6/19 Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. Otto von Bismarck

    7/6/2019 1:41:49 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident. Francesco Guicciardini Love Quote of the Day If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love. Princess Diana Art Quote of the Day The principle of art is to pause, not bypass. ... Read more

  • Words of Wisdom: There's a Hole in my Sidewalk

    7/6/2019 10:35:12 AM, by CLO333

    This poem helped me navigate, redirect my life during my divorce. I thought of it this morning as I was pondering buying Oreo cookies. Thankfully, I took a different 'street.' 🐛Wishing you a Sparktacular Weekend! Enjoy 🦋 There's a Hole in my Sidewalk I walk down the street. There is a deep hol... Read more

  • Lovely little exchange

    7/6/2019 6:26:39 AM, by WHITE-2

    I had the best little exchange yesterday when I left the library. Next door to the library is the local center for 'disability' or what to call it. One of the 'guards' (security people) was in the hall, the doors were wide open. He was middle aged or older, with a small beard. A woman walked by wi... Read more

  • No title needed....

    7/6/2019 6:02:09 AM, by CHRISTIAN_V3GAN

    I am not quite sure what to title this blog. I just feel the need to just type and share. My weight loss journey has been rather stagnant lately. I know that it is my own fault. I have no to blame, but myself for the lack of exercising and the bad food choices I have made. I take full ownership.... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday,July 6, 2019

    7/6/2019 2:01:07 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I live courageously." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Happy Saturday!

    7/5/2019 9:44:48 PM, by 3VEGGIES

    Looking for 26+ miles on the bike today for a great calorie burn.This willgive me 100 miles for the week. ... Read more

  • Words of Wisdom

    7/5/2019 11:07:14 AM, by CLO333

    🐛 Note to Self: Keep Moving... 🦋... Read more

  • 4 Days After Surgery

    7/5/2019 9:35:05 AM, by FERRETGIRL28

    I think I'm doing really well so far...had a 30 minute slow walk yesterday morning, and a slightly faster 35 minute walk this morning before the heat gets unbearable. I am having less pain now-- my mid-section is sore & I still have slight pain in my back, but the bloated feeling is gone & I am able... Read more

  • 7/5/19 Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you coura

    7/5/2019 8:41:21 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu Quote of the Day It is not length of life, but depth of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson Love Quote of the Day Love does not dominate; it cultivates. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ... Read more

  • Practicing kindness

    7/5/2019 5:03:19 AM, by WHITE-2

    The past week I've been trying to focus on 'kindness' and tried to practice it more. I chose to try to be extra kind and polite when talking on the phone, to marketeers, shop assistants and so on. And to try to remember to smile at people in the street - that was harder than I thought, I kept f... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, July 5, 2019

    7/5/2019 3:18:11 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Like an Owl, I am Alert, Patient, and Objective." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • July 4th celebration

    7/5/2019 2:28:03 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Striving for Moderation

    7/4/2019 11:34:19 PM, by SUZABELLA1967

    Moderation is a lovely word. In a perfect world, we would eat neither too much or too little. We would exercise the right amount, and at the right intensity. We would not stress over our jobs, our families, our weight or our finances. Achieving this state of Nirvana is the goal of every dieter that ... Read more

  • 4th of July Earthquake

    7/4/2019 4:50:23 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    As you might have heard on the news, Ridgecrest California decided to shake up the holiday with a 6.4 earthquake. Biggest one in the area since October 1999. Some folks all the way over to Vegas felt the quake. Now Vegas is 2.5 hours Southeast of me and Ridgecrest is about 1.5 hours West of me. ... Read more

  • "No excuses I can do it!"

    7/4/2019 1:12:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    "No excuses I can do it!" Our Summer 5% Challenge Theme. Carefully select 3 important daily goals you will can do to consistently exercise and eat sensibly - regardless of where you are, whatever you are doing and whoever you are with. These are things you can do on your own any where. Tell you... Read more

  • 4th of July 2019

    7/4/2019 12:14:09 PM, by MAUITN

    To all, a very blessed and happy 4th of July! Stay safe. 652 195 7/4/19 JRNL - 144.2 (-2.2 upset system yesterday) B - Smoothie( Vega Mocha protein powder, coffee, almond milk, chia seeds, grapes) It wasn't the prettiest color, but the taste was spot on and I've never add the little bit ... Read more

  • A Magic Trick

    7/4/2019 11:03:07 AM, by IMEMINE1

    A magician worked on a cruise ship. The audience was different each week so the magician did the same tricks over and over again. There was only one problem – the captain’s parrot saw the shows each week and began to understand how the Magician did every trick. Once he understood, he started shoutin... Read more

  • 7/4/19 Independence is happiness. Susan B. Anthony

    7/4/2019 9:00:22 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes. Marcus Tullius Cicero Love Quote of the Day He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back. Henri Matisse Art Quote of the Day The work of art is a scream of freedom. Christo... Read more

  • 4th of July Win

    7/4/2019 4:45:49 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    What would warrant a celebration today? 1. Weight loss! I’m going to do everything right to get this started! 192 9 2. Core strength - will work on flutter kicks, planks and other exercises I normally avoid 320 3. Cardio - I have a 500 mile bike ride coming up and really ne... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, July 4, 2019

    7/4/2019 3:36:23 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Like an Eagle, I Soar High Above the Troubles of the World." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Hikes and a 100 miler

    7/3/2019 8:48:38 PM, by BEESHELL8

    Those are pretty much the highlights from the past week-10 days! First the hike. A friend from one of my running/hiking/cycling groups led a 5 mile hike to Bassi Falls which is in El Dorado County. It's about an hour away from here, then some more time on windy roads (I didn't have to drive, t... Read more

  • Throw Out the Ice Cream

    7/3/2019 7:21:22 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Ice cream - the best time to throw it out is when the guests leave, not 3 days later LOL. But it's in the garbage no more cherry ice cream 1/2 cup = 270 calories to beckon to me. My Daily Focus 1) My best weight is the weight that will give me a normal BMI 2) Diet = Way of Life = Susta... Read more