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  • Friday Goal Assessment - whoo hoo!

    10/18/2019 9:02:02 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    (View of the bay from campus) Who else is ready for Friday?!?!? I have had a most excellent week, managing to stay on top of all my tasks and goals. I know not every week will be this great, but I am going to appreciate it while it lasts 😊 Week In Review: • I worked out in some fo... Read more

  • 10/18/19 I can, therefore I am. Simone Weil

    10/18/2019 8:51:11 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day To be free is to have achieved your life. Tennessee Williams Love Quote of the Day The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving. Polly Berrien Berends Art Quote of the Day Love the art in yourself and not yourself in th... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, October 18, 2019

    10/18/2019 8:41:02 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I breathe in my courage. I exhale my fear." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Do More of What Makes Me Happy! New Puppy!

    10/17/2019 10:26:58 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We went to the Portland OR area for 4 nights in our RV. The first 2 days we rested, shopped at Woodburn Premium Outlets with 114 stores (only shopped at 6 or 7), ate authentic Mexican food in the #1 restaurant twice. It was a holiday weekend so traffic to the shopping center was insane. Fortunately,... Read more

  • This picture makes me feel good

    10/17/2019 5:18:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have looked at hundreds of "images" for "pat on the back." Only this one actually makes me feel good. chris... Read more

  • Weight loss WON'T MAGICALLY change these things about YOU. DARN.

    10/17/2019 3:38:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    I (Chris) altered the SP article. But the info is the same. When I first lost weight--years and years ago--I was still unhappy and eventually gained the weight back. I am now pretty happy --but very overweight! 24 By SparkPeople Guest Blogger, Kirsten Nunez 2/14/2019 In a world of fad diets ... Read more

  • I so enjoyed watching this

    10/17/2019 2:53:34 PM, by WHITE-2

    Can't really say why. But this guy - the stuff he says - pleases me... www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUUB
    _DyH6ww I love the way he insists on figuring out what is right and true, and what isn't. His insistence cheers me up!... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, October 17, 2019

    10/17/2019 2:43:01 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I boldly paint my dreams upon the canvas of my life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • my chart ie grocery list

    10/17/2019 2:42:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    (iT IS A CHART, NOT A LIST LIKE THIS) DATE________________ USE UP THESE THINGS TO MAKE THESE THINGS (RECIPES/WHATEVER) ____________________________
    _____ MEATS/FISH/PROTEINS PRODUCE FRESH ... Read more

  • Eureka! An easier make my grocery list.

    10/17/2019 2:19:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I take hours usually to make a grocery list. -if I do it "right"-meaning plan meals and get the ingredients I need for the week. This takes too long and too much thinking and looking for recipes! So I don't usually get the right stuff to make the great recipes I found. 198 Problem: I never se... Read more

  • SP link Picture Perfect Portion Sizes

    10/17/2019 1:21:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    source/slideshow.asp?show=12 boy do I need to know portion sizes! I also found these graphics: ... Read more

  • 1st of 144 things I want to change - Bible reading - 1 chapter or 10

    10/17/2019 11:22:56 AM, by MAKEITWORKIT

    I've decided the theme for my 144 blogs (which may not be as frequent as I originally said) will be Things I Want To Change. The first change I want to make is to do with reading my Bible. I'd been feeling quite down recently, and it occurred to me that I'd not been reading my Bible every day.... Read more

  • Making Better Choices

    10/17/2019 11:18:45 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    Today Is a new day! I over ate a small amount over my goal yesterday, and that’s okay! Evening munchies is what did me in – I got a carb & fat craving right before bed. I was too tired to make anything, really, so I opted for the ol’ stand by – a quesadilla. Now, in the old days a cheesy m... Read more

  • Day 64 to 69

    10/17/2019 8:38:50 AM, by CICENA

    I wasn't able to update the blog daily like I was doing. I had a few things I had to take care of, then I got sick due to stress and now I feel like new. I won't be uploading the days individually as I didn't write what I did or eat those days, so I don't remember exactly what I did. In general t... Read more

  • 10/17/19 Where there is no vision, there is no hope. George Washington Carver

    10/17/2019 8:34:05 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day They're only truly great who are truly good. George Chapman Love Quote of the Day People happy in love have an air of intensity. Stendhal Art Quote of the Day Insight is the first condition of Art. George Henry Lewes Nature Quote of the Day A weed is but... Read more

  • Breaking the Floor!!

    10/17/2019 6:24:02 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    Wilma, my scale and I are finally working together once again! I’m so excited! My weight had been creeping up all year. This morning I busted through the 250 lb barrier to 249.8. Never in my lifetime did I once think I’d weigh over 200 lbs yet here I am significantly more. Like so many of yo... Read more

  • Accountability - let's help each other reach our goals!

    10/16/2019 4:58:29 PM, by WILDBOTANIST

    Accountability. I am bad at accountability. As an introvert and an eldest child, I often just find it easier to do things myself. This is great for lots of things, but when it comes to making healthy lifestyle changes I am only human. This means that I usually default back to old habits, the easi... Read more

  • 10/16/19 Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. John W. Gardner

    10/16/2019 3:17:44 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day With renunciation life begins. Amelia Barr Love Quote of the Day True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does. Torquato Tasso Art Quote of the Day To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all. Anatole France ... Read more

  • I gotta keep going

    10/16/2019 2:34:03 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I am thinking I might need this reminder for the rest of this week...well until my next official weigh-in on Saturday. Yes I survived our 14-hour power outage (yes it was longer then originally planned). BUT I will admit that I ate some things that I shouldn't...mainly a mini bag of che... Read more

  • NO GLUTEN ALLERGY haha!

    10/16/2019 9:16:52 AM, by AREED1375

    I have been recently test for a Gluten allergy and all results came back that I am not allergic. However over the last couple weeks I have excluded it from my diet. Well after reintroducing it last night I am sad to say that I think the results may have been wrong. Anyone else out there find that t... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    10/15/2019 11:45:38 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a Bold and Courageous Warrior." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Taking care of me!

    10/15/2019 2:49:09 PM, by AREED1375

    Lately I have been a much needed path of self discovery both emotionally and physically. I am trying to re-teach my self that it is OK to take care of me before anyone else. Its hard. I am not even sure where to start, if I have started? I do know that it will be a hard long journey, but it is much ... Read more

  • Advertisers Run Amok, Sparkpeople Abandons Users of Free Service

    10/15/2019 2:10:11 PM, by MICHELLE_391

    I know it's a long shot that Chris Downie or any of his employees will ever see this blog entry. But sometimes it's better to shout into the void than to stay quiet. This is one of those times. I'm sad to say that I'm being forced to leave SparkPeople and have to find a new app/site/community to k... Read more

  • INSPIRING

    10/15/2019 12:59:26 PM, by REGILIEH

    This story is a wonderful example of how life can turn out well, even when we think otherwise. This was shared to me by a friend of mine. Mike was getting ready to graduate from West Point in 1964, one week to go and the administration decided to give one last dose of inspiration. After s... Read more

  • 10/15/19 I know not age, nor weariness nor defeat. Rose Kennedy

    10/15/2019 9:54:45 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously. Henry Kissinger Love Quote of the Day Love is too young to know what conscience is. William Shakespeare Art Quote of the Day The enemy of art is the absence of limitations. Orson Welles Nature Quote ... Read more

  • Creating a Routine Framework

    10/15/2019 8:56:46 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    I find weekdays easier sometimes because I have a set routine Monday through Friday. I spend most of my day on campus, so I am limited to whatever food I bring with me (no room in the budget for expensive campus food)! My basic weekday framework looks something like this: Wake up Work out ... Read more

  • Day notes

    10/15/2019 8:12:04 AM, by ALOVEBEAM

    Intervals 30sec fast 1min recovery Listening to uncle like and soca... Read more

  • Power Outage

    10/15/2019 6:46:05 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    For some dumb reason the Southern California Edison Company has decided to turn our power off today, so they can do maintenance. How many times in one season does an electric company really need to do maintenance? Well let's just say that I ain't looking forward to work today. I am up early t... Read more

  • Freezer to the Rescue! Or How I Stopped Naan from Taking over My Life.

    10/14/2019 8:50:48 PM, by MICHELLE_391

    The last couple of weeks I have been indulging my love of Indian food. Using the Spark recipe database it's been super easy. I love the texture of the daal (lentil) dishes and the spice combinations really make eating healthy a pleasure. I even made a Brussel sprout recipe with Indian flair. ... Read more

  • The Person Who Keeps Starting Over

    10/14/2019 7:53:51 PM, by SARAHPPP

    I am the person who keeps starting over. Over and over and over. And I will have to keep starting over until I get there. I used to have other addictive habits that were hard to break. I had to grow out of them and work my way out of them and try and try and things had to change. I kept starti... Read more

  • CrossFit Open! 20.1 = week 1

    10/14/2019 3:12:17 PM, by STARGAZ3R

    So, I signed up for the Open, which is a badass competition. I am nowhere near the fitness level of the super fit people who normally sign up. It's ok, though! I had to do 10 sets of 8 power cleans + 10 burpees (with bar jump). I was able to do 5 sets + 8 power cleans and 5 burpees. It was crazy, ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, October 14, 2019

    10/14/2019 1:19:45 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Bless EVERYTHING That Has Occurred To Bring Me To This Instant." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • 5% challenge: Goals for this Week

    10/14/2019 1:17:45 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Gonna try to set little goals every week, so I don't freak myself out with just looking at a huge goal for the end. Usually huge goals look impossible with me telling myself..its to hard or that will take "forever" and will have me giving up before I get anywhere close to goal. 1. Clean o... Read more

  • Manic Monday!

    10/14/2019 11:02:58 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    It's time to get a great start on a new week! Here is my daily plan: Wake: I got up at 5 am. This gives me 3.5 hours before I have to leave the house. Morning Tasks: I crushed my morning tasks. These included: ~Completing three articles for work ~Yoga and body weight ~ my... Read more

  • Time is precious

    10/14/2019 10:47:29 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    How will we spend today? What choices will we make? Do we believe they matter? We are born, we grow, experience life, then die. 2 dashes on a headstone: birth and death. What we do in between the dash is our choice. Some of us have better choices than others due to our past choices and so... Read more

  • 10/14/19 But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose. Anne Bronte

    10/14/2019 8:46:20 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. James Joyce Love Quote of the Day Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love. Mason Cooley Art Quote of the Day Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. Leonardo da Vin... Read more

  • Trip into town yesterday...for food

    10/13/2019 6:04:03 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    First time I have bought flour or sugar in years. But I needed it to make a pineapple upside down cake for somebody else on the 18th. But do you see all those lemons :) I can't resist adding mushrooms into a homemade veggie soup Haven't tried cilantro in years, but I got some to g... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, October 13, 2019

    10/13/2019 12:24:35 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a being of free-will, and I CHOOSE each and every action I make, every thought I think, and every emotion I feel." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Weekly Planning: How Do You Set the Stage for a Healthy Week?

    10/13/2019 11:33:39 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    Sunday is the day when I set myself up for a successful week. Now that I am also focused on weight loss and healthier habits, I want to incorporate some behaviors into my week prep that reflect these goals. Without further adieu, here is today's plan for success! 1) Laundry and clea... Read more

  • 10/13/19 Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown. Charles de Gaulle

    10/13/2019 8:30:37 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Change before you have to. Jack Welch Love Quote of the Day Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it. Josh Billings Art Quote of the Day Art is born of humiliation. W. H. Auden Nature Quote of the Day ... Read more

  • Vision: perfect Day

    10/13/2019 3:50:10 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    It’s a day off work! What’s on your schedule? You can do anything you want. So what does a win look like? Yoga, 1st thing. 15 minutes. Low 38 degrees, high 65. I’m starting today with a long dog walk in a nearby park. My goal will be 10,000+ steps. Later, I’ll take a ride on my bike. Th... Read more

  • 10/12/19 Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. Blaise Pascal

    10/12/2019 7:28:12 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire. Richard M. Nixon Love Quote of the Day When you say you are in love with humanity, you are well satisfied with yourself. Luigi Pirandello Art Quote of the Day I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to b... Read more

  • Today--October 12th in ND

    10/12/2019 6:08:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Enjoy...bet you never thought of this before!

    10/12/2019 5:57:21 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, October 12, 2019

    10/12/2019 5:43:01 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I become happy when I choose to accept and love all of life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • 2009 plane crashes into her house near Buffalo, NY --book by Karen Wielinski

    10/12/2019 5:41:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is a true story. Of course it is very tragic. About 50 people died, including the author's husband. Not easy reading by any means, but the places and people she mentions have meaning for me. I am grateful my family and friends were safe. Thank the Lord. One on the Ground: The Stor... Read more

  • Challenge

    10/12/2019 2:12:31 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    HI all, It's been a busy week but productive. I acquired the support of a community organization for which I am now point person for the immigrant library as well as the 1k donation in credit at a local bookstore. 149 This week I follow up with a few other places because the center moved into ... Read more

  • Week 1 In Review

    10/12/2019 1:53:35 PM, by WILDBOTANIST

    I will be doing a weekly review of my SparkPeople journey on Saturday mornings. I really believe that accountability is everything when it comes to achieving goals! Feel free to join in with your own weekly review in the comments if you like, so we can support each other! :) **Weekly Stat... Read more

  • Vegan mayonaise recipe - easy and great taste

    10/12/2019 12:24:54 PM, by WHITE-2

    https://eatplant-based.com/mar
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    ss-mayo/ Made this today, with firm tofu so it did not turn out very creamy, but it tastes great and I can also use it as a spread! Very quick and easy to prepare. Didn't need to use a blender, I could just 'knead' it by hand. ... Read more

  • Fall foliage and new leaves

    10/12/2019 11:48:42 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    Every hero needs an origin story, and since I hope to heroically crush my goals, here's mine! I'm lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth with my life partner and best friend. I'm lucky to be able to follow my passion to preserve this slice of the world. I just need to foc... Read more

  • Words of Wisdom

    10/12/2019 10:58:41 AM, by CLO333

    🐛 No matter how small, how slow, every step counts. Encouragement is always welcomed! 🦋... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge: 2nd Offical Weigh-in

    10/12/2019 8:40:44 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Well its seems that I got frustrated/ whiny yesterday for nothing. The official weigh-in for my challenge team is Saturday. So seeing as I was awake after midnight I weighed myself before falling asleep. I was pleasantly surprised with a number. I woke up a little after 5am, which is around the... Read more

  • Smiling: Life is Beautiful

    10/12/2019 7:12:45 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    Yesterday I spent all day at my quilt guild’s biannual show. 400 quilts, lots of vendors, friends and people who love fabric and art. I was on my feet for approximately 6000+ steps and will do the same today. It’s at the fairgrounds, as was the National flyball champions for dogs, so I w... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving --to our Canadian neighbors!

    10/11/2019 6:26:39 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • I Hate the Yo-Yo

    10/11/2019 5:27:09 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Grandma had given me & my younger brothers all yo-yo's for Christmas when we were little kids. We had fun for awhile moving the hard piece of plastic up and down the string. But like alot of toys, the yo-yo became boring. I don't remember playing with it much after the next year. I think Dad h... Read more

  • On My Way to Get Puppy & Weight Down

    10/11/2019 10:22:51 AM, by KALISWALKER

    My weight is down 1.6 pounds since last week. I take that as a big win, considering my recent struggles with my appetite. It proves I can lose weight if I am objective about my behaviors and use positive self-talk to get back on track. Hopefully, I am over this recent bout of self-sabotage. La... Read more

  • 10/11/19 The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. John Burroughs

    10/11/2019 8:53:16 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day To err is human; to forgive, divine. Alexander Pope Love Quote of the Day To love is to act. Victor Hugo Art Quote of the Day Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms. Roy Lichtenstein Nature Quote of the Day Human life is as evanescent as the morning ... Read more

  • Vision Question #2- physically fit

    10/11/2019 4:01:53 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    Physically fit and energetic, what might you do that you won’t do or are hesitant to do today? I’m 100 lbs overweight but tend to be active, energetic etc. I get really nervous when opting into exercises that require special equipment such as ski equipment, hiking clothes, wetsuits etc. ... Read more

  • Size 10!

    10/10/2019 10:15:53 PM, by MEL-ROY

    I started with a size 16 in these jeans 7 months ago. Today, these size 10's fit!!! It has been so rewarding to go down a size every couple months. 14's then 12's...now 10's. I plan to keep going and see about an 8!... Read more

  • Thursday's Breakfast Drink

    10/10/2019 1:04:05 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I didn't add to much of the mixed fruit, but enough strawberries to give it a slight pinkish color. Mostly I tasted coconut from the milk. I love this almond/coconut milk combination. I have to remember to add it to my shopping list. So far this morning I am feeling better...still got ... Read more

  • 10/10/19 The world is round so that friendship may encircle it. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

    10/10/2019 8:51:11 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own. Anne Morrow Lindbergh Love Quote of the Day A man is given the choice between loving women and understanding them. Ninon de L'Enclos Art Quote of the Day Art is the most beautiful of all... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, October 10, 2019

    10/10/2019 4:30:58 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I alone am the Master of my ship of life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • 10/9/19 Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World. Christopher Columbus

    10/9/2019 8:18:13 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown. Christopher Columbus Love Quote of the Day Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. Peter Ustinov Art Quote of the Day Nothing makes me so happy ... Read more

  • decluttering--still--and most likely forever!

    10/9/2019 5:22:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    I actually got some decluttering done. I had to push myself-still fatigued. But a plumber is supposed to show up. There is a leak from the upstairs tenant. The plumber is not here in my condo--I hope he (she?) is upstairs! I am happy the place looks better. I guess that is self-care. ... Read more

  • My Puppy & Back on Track

    10/9/2019 5:17:06 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday I still felt my eating was crazy. Maybe I am feeling stressed about some projects I have on the go at home, and our 3 night trip to Portland, and getting a new puppy. This morning I made a list of the calorie appropriate food combinations I can eat to ensure I have protein and fiber any ti... Read more

  • Results of tests part 2

    10/9/2019 10:43:58 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    The doctor wants to increase my blood pressure med since I had a few high readings. Plus he wants me to eat low carb and low sugar too. He thinks that it will help me lose weight. Forgot to ask about the blood work on my thyroid. I will call after I get done here. Thyroid problems run in the family.... Read more

  • Day 63

    10/9/2019 8:42:33 AM, by CICENA

    A few weeks ago I started a minimalism challenge that I didn't finish, not because I didn't want to but because I don't have a lot of possessions anymore. I want to live a simple life and getting rid of things that no longer serve me is a start. I will be coming back to this challenge every 3 ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    10/9/2019 3:28:48 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I allow life to wash over me." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • 5% Challenge: The Hardest Part

    10/8/2019 11:33:56 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    The people in this challenge are great, I love reading their spark pages. Sparkpeople is now the first website I check every morning. I like starting the day seeing how many team points that I can get. It's fun to search Google for a motivational quote to leave on the team page. But I can't seem t... Read more

  • Suggested meatless frozen meals --Gardein brand.

    10/8/2019 8:12:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    Gardein Meatless Products Gardein Gmo-Free Vegan Lightly Breaded Turk'y Cutlets, 12 Ounce (Pack of 8) ... Gardein The Ultimate Beefless Ground, 13.7 Ounce -- 8 per case. ... Gardein Classic Meatless Meatballs, 12.7 Ounce -- 8 per case. ... Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tender, 9 Ounce - 8 per c... Read more

  • Your Halloween costumes were fantastic--a couple more of mine...

    10/8/2019 8:05:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    Once I scared my last class of the day (science) by wearing a gruesome mad scientist rubber mask--with nodules and even sores on the face. They told me to take it off. Oh well. I was "God" once. In the style of George Burns "God." Fancy white sweatshirt . I think it had gold on it. I also ... Read more

  • Results of the appointment

    10/8/2019 2:55:33 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I went to my doctor today about the body aches and fatigue. He thinks that the aches are from the 30 pound weight gain. He also thinks that fatigue might be from anemia and low on B12. He had me do a blood test to check that and a few other things. Should hear from them soon.... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation fir Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    10/8/2019 10:19:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Affirmation : I shine my light of happiness into the darkness of negativity." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Day 62

    10/8/2019 9:26:56 AM, by CICENA

    I don't have much to say today. Water throughout the day 9:00 30 min. Zumba Max. 10:00 fruit smoothie. 16:00 salad, quinoa and mushrooms. 17:30 vegan donut   Summary: Hours of sleep: 7.10 Calories consumed: 1300 Calories burned: 200 I hope you all have a wonderful week! ... Read more

  • 5% - a slow start

    10/8/2019 9:24:55 AM, by AFINEMESS

    Helloo, so yea, my 5% challenge is having a slow start :( I caught a virus and couldn't go too far from a toilet. My appetite is weird and so is my sleep. It all got me quite depressed. Ugh! Always something. Hopefully I will get better soon and find some energy! :) I returned the fitbit.... Read more

  • 10/8/19 Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. Martin Luther King,

    10/8/2019 8:17:06 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote of the Day Zeal will do more than knowledge. William Hazlitt Love Quote of the Day Bid me to love, and I will give a loving heart to thee. Robert Herrick Art Quote of the Day... Read more

  • Halloween costumes you have tried...???

    10/7/2019 8:31:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby wore his fireman clothes -coat, boots, hat, etc. So I was a Dalmatian. His costume was way easier than mine. I don't think I have a photo of that. darn. For a scout meeting/party, in HS I did "blackface" when no one said it was not PC. I was quite tall and wore one of my Dad's suits a... Read more

  • Have you tried jackfruit?

    10/7/2019 8:13:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have not tried it but some people on other spark teams use it quite a bit instead of meat. ... Read more

  • Cold Season== Weight loss

    10/7/2019 2:50:24 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I had weighed myself on Saturday for the start of the 5% challenge group and I was at 200#. This morning I decided to check weight again..even though we don't officially have to weigh in until next Saturday. Well this morning I was pleasantly surprised when the scale said 197.2#. Of course I real... Read more

  • Reminder I have too much to lose!

    10/7/2019 2:03:06 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am 27.8 lighter than this time last year. Lately, my weight is inching upward and I seem to lose focus. And at times I seem to lose my mind! Saturday night we were at a party with a huge potluck and so much great food. I immediately dropped my defenses and ate everything I wanted - appetizers, mai... Read more

  • 10/7/19 The soul that is within me no man can degrade. Frederick Douglass

    10/7/2019 8:47:10 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependant upon popular opinion? William Lloyd Garrison Love Quote of the Day There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved. Thomas Fuller Art Quote of the Day All good things which exist are the fruits of originalit... Read more

  • Day 61

    10/7/2019 8:44:35 AM, by CICENA

    Today was a lazy day. I got to spend some time with the hubby. We watched movies and played videogames. Water throughout the day 10:00 refried beans, tortillas. 16:00 enchiladas. 17:30 sugarless cookies.   Summary: Hours of sleep: 8 Calories consumed: 1500 No fruit or vegeta... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, October 7, 2019

    10/7/2019 1:35:18 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Affirmation : I question my questions." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • I guess it's fall down 7 times, get up 8

    10/6/2019 6:35:50 PM, by BEESHELL8

    ...for many reasons. It's finally fall - sort of. That means that it's cooler than the summer, especially in the morning, but still quite warm. The trees are starting to turn and I keep meaning to take a picture of the tree in our front yard. It was so small for many years, establishing it's root sy... Read more

  • Meals in the EDR (Employee Dining Room)

    10/6/2019 4:32:11 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    1. Eat to live, or Live to eat 2. Only eat when hungry. I have seen both of those statements/quotes/mantras (whatever you want to call them) many times throughout my life. 1. Is one of your first thoughts of the day..."oh boy time to eat, what will I have today" the minute you wak... Read more

  • Day 60

    10/6/2019 11:10:51 AM, by CICENA

    I reach another milestone today. It's my second month since I started blogging and the goal is to blog for 100 days. By now, I am completely adapted to the 16:8 Intermittent fasting program. I once in a while break my fast to give variety to my body and I have done 24 hour fasting twice since I s... Read more

  • 10/6/19 Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself. Octavia E. Butler

    10/6/2019 8:46:54 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. George Eliot Love Quote of the Day But love's a malady without a cure. John Dryden Art Quote of the Day One must be a living man and a posthumous artist. Jean Cocteau Nature Quote of the Day The ... Read more

  • Blog # 2

    10/6/2019 7:11:23 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Yesterday i beat my miles and steps from Friday and im hoping i can beat yesterdays steps and miles will keep you posted. And made a good choice with dinner yesterday. Will do the same tonight :) Have Endo apt coming up will keep you posted. Have a good day all. Keep sparking ... Read more

  • Goal Vision Question #1- perfect fit

    10/6/2019 6:05:42 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    It’s time to update my vision board, mentally and in reality. I started a paper journal yesterday and will stick with this through the 5% challenge for the next 8 weeks. 56 days. My personal goal for this challenge is transformation and change. And so I asked myself, “If you could have ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, October 6, 2019

    10/6/2019 2:44:02 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Affirmation : All people are my heart-felt brothers and sisters." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • I will try to stop...

    10/5/2019 7:43:40 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • If you love Halloweeen...

    10/5/2019 7:32:18 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 10/5/19 If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    10/5/2019 4:37:50 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm. Calvin Coolidge Love Quote of the Day Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply. Zane Grey Art Quote of the Day Through a painting we can see the whole world. Hans Ho... Read more

  • Here we are!

    10/5/2019 12:20:57 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Here we are! The 5% challenge. I am so ready for this. With everything I have going on I have been just grabbing whatever to keep me going while on the run. I have had to be off running and Halloween candy 421 is a temptation! I am the heaviest I have been in a long time. Up 4 pounds 192 But I am... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge - Day 1

    10/5/2019 12:09:33 PM, by KALISWALKER

    249 The Fall 5% Challenge has started! I am filling up my water bottles and getting out walking. I weighed in this morning and am up a bit, but recorded it. Yesterday I had a beef dip for lunch, and that likely was salty, so maybe a little water retention. Today I received an email with ... Read more

  • Day 59 - Cheat Day

    10/5/2019 10:28:56 AM, by CICENA

    I have a job interview today. But it so far away from where I live. Let's see what happens.   Water throughout the day 8:00 15 min. meditation. 10:00 refried beans and tortilla shells. 16:00 veggie pizza 17:30 ice cream   Summary: Hours of sleep: 8 Calories consumed: 1500 I ... Read more

  • Reset

    10/5/2019 10:02:24 AM, by JANICEK56

    I reset my weight goals in the SP system to reflect my actual start weight at 200 lbs as of June of this year. Not something I ever wanted to admit, but I really did allow myself to reach that weight. The weight, and the severe pain in my feet, got me motivated to lose some lbs. Now that I have,... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge: measurements & picture OH MY!

    10/5/2019 9:48:02 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    249 I had to reset my weight tracker this morning on my page to start this new challenge group. While I was doing that, I noticed some old measurements that I took in August 2013. Waist...43.5" Hips...47" Thighs...25" I decided to update those same measurements today.. Waist...49... Read more

  • Blog # 2

    10/5/2019 7:44:05 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    I am blogging today to let you guys know how im doing. Got bloodwork done and my results came in and my A1C is good could be better but its not worse im working on making progress with that and my cholesterol is better. I am taking my cholesterol medication and i have kept up with my walking route ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, October 5, 2019

    10/5/2019 2:00:04 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Affirmation : I forgive everyone, especially myself, for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life." -Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more