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  • It's Sunday

    6/13/2021 2:01:09 PM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I did the 5 mega miles DVD this morning and I feel great! I'll be doing some dancing πŸ•Ί later on. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • is it true?

    6/13/2021 12:19:19 PM, by LIVINHOPEFUL44

    is it true that the higher the protein and fiber the Carb count goes down on a product??? Iv been hearing this... I got a Stouffers FitKitchen Protein Bowl and it has 50 carbs...21 grams of protein and 4 fiber...I was told to add the protein and fiber together and subtract that from the Carbs. whic... Read more

  • Future of The Official 5% Challenges

    6/13/2021 12:05:53 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Hi 5% Challengers. You've likely read that SparkPeople is closing August 17th. The 2021 Summer Challenge is the last one we are doing on Spark. It starts June 19th so we can complete all 8 weeks. We have got a lot of inquiries about the future of the 5% Challenge. The Official 5% Challenge Comm... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    6/12/2021 2:12:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    The sun is shining brightly here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great. I'm going for another walk later in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • www.sparkpeople.com is closing down

    6/12/2021 11:40:14 AM, by FRIDA11

    Just learned www.sparkpeople.com is going to be shut down at August 17, 2021 Good to know ... Read more

  • Wow We Did It!

    6/12/2021 12:54:16 AM, by KALISWALKER

    We hurried things up so we can start the Summer 5% Challenge earlier. This ensures we can do the full 8 weeks before SparkPeople close the doors. It was a lot of work but it been it's done! I had my 6 month check up today with my Medical Weight Management (MWM) doctor. It's been about 2.5 years... Read more

  • Highlights and Challenges - 6/11/21

    6/11/2021 9:57:36 AM, by MANAND1

    In the past 24 hours: 1. Highlight - I enjoyed some family time with my wife and kids. 2. Challenge - I have to be more understanding of everyone's needs. 3. Highlight - I was able to put in 7500 steps and a little strength training. 4. Challenge - To find the right balance between work a... Read more

  • A bright sunny day 🌞

    6/11/2021 9:54:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    Another beautiful sunny day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. I'm getting the second vaccine dose today. Later on I will be going for a walk. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/10/2021 9:54:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a less humid day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Later I will be doing some dancing πŸ•Ί. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/9/2021 10:47:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a warm and humid day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. I've been for a walk in the morning and I feel great! I'm going for another walk after lunch. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Still Looking

    6/9/2021 12:23:57 AM, by KALISWALKER

    We are looking a new site to replace Spark but haven't found the diet, exercise, member lead teams/challenges, and blogs. If you find something please let me know. We are setting up a Facebook 5% Challenge team with topics/sections for each team, so people can keep in contact with their teammat... Read more

  • Reaction to SparkPeople news

    6/8/2021 12:46:12 PM, by IGSBETH

    Well, it sounds like we will be saying good-bye to Sparkpeople in a few months. I have been on here ten years, and I really hate to lose all my fitness records and Sparkfriends. I am debating whether to try to new SparkAmerica website or to try a new fitness site like My Fitness Pal. I thi... Read more

  • a mostly cloudy day

    6/8/2021 10:55:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a mostly cloudy day here today. my daughter says hello, she has had her first dose of the covid 19 vaccine. i am going to have my second dose of the covid 19 vaccine this friday. both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! i have been for a walk and i feel great! i am going for anot... Read more

  • New Site?

    6/8/2021 12:49:17 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I am sad to learn that SparkPeople will be closing August 17th. SparkAmerica where you can choose an American city to join. We have a second home in WA so hubby and I joined SparkSeattle https://sparkamerica.com/spark
    -cities/ I am not sure what the site is about, but I will let... Read more

  • Goodbye Sparkpeople

    6/7/2021 2:45:48 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I’ve enjoyed my time here and will really miss it. I signed up for SparkAmerica with the same username, Columbus OH. If anyone wants to keep in touch you can reach me at garn2112@gmail.com Thanks to everyone for supporting me on my journey.... Read more

  • It's Monday

    6/7/2021 1:25:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and humid day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've done some yoga and I feel great. I'm pretty much taking it easy today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • SP Closing

    6/7/2021 12:18:24 PM, by GOPROMISEGO

    Thankful for our time together Sparkpeople!! Thank you for helping me lose well over 200lbs!!!! I was hoping we'd have another good run and I'd be able to finally maintain my weight. We've been through a lot together. This community is the best bunch of people. This community has helped me... Read more

  • Poking around, I found this epitaph connected to the NCIS show.

    6/7/2021 12:13:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    Epitaph poem from NCIS Epitaph By Merrit Malloy When I die Give what’s left of me away To children And old men that wait to die. And if you need to cry, Cry for your brother Walking the street beside you. And when you need me, Put your arms Around anyone And give them... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/6/2021 1:44:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's another warm and humid day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and well hydrated today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've done a Leslie Sansone exercise DVD this morning and I feel great! I'll be doing some dancing πŸ•Ί later on. Have a gr... Read more

  • RV Camping & Kayaks

    6/5/2021 7:58:10 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We are RV camping for 4 nights. Yesterday we did tourist things like a scenic drive in the mountains on a winding road that follows a river. We explored a campground on a river and sourced out things to do if we stay there sometime. Nearby there is a small heritage museum and a cafe and hiking desti... Read more

  • Enjoy. Advice for when you grow older.

    6/5/2021 6:11:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    Nine Important Facts to Remember as We Grow Older: #9 Death is the number 1 killer in the world. #8 Life is sexually transmitted. #7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. #6 Men have two motivations: hunger and sex, and they can't tell them apa... Read more

  • Why do people like a smart TV?

    6/5/2021 1:57:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    My TV is broken. It is huge. So we are looking to get a new TV. Two TVs were here when we moved into this condo. I did not buy them myself. help chris... Read more

  • a joke of my Dad's

    6/5/2021 1:44:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    When I was growing up, we had a grocery store in a country area. Some people would take candy and not pay. Just small items. My Dad did not like that. He put a dish near the register with chocolate candy and Exlax pieces. I don't remember if anyone actually ate it. 198 He had a hug... Read more

  • A warm and humid day

    6/5/2021 1:03:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's a hot and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep cheep! My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. I've done some yoga and I feel great. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Cooking with yogurt

    6/5/2021 9:01:07 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    This past Wednesday I got a big container of plain yogurt. I am guessing a 2 pound container. I am thinking about doing some baking and cooking this weekend and I might use it in some things. Has anyone done this before? If so, what ingredients can exchange for the yogurt? I am just wanting to try s... Read more

  • It's Friday

    6/4/2021 11:51:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a mostly cloudy day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'll be going for another walk after lunch. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Friday

    6/4/2021 7:34:08 AM, by GOPROMISEGO

    Stress has reigned down on me. Kids are home from school. Effects healthy eating and motivation. Routine is needed! Been trying to make a choice about medical coding school. The debt to do it is STRESSING ME OUT!!!!!! My mental health has been suffering due to multiple circumstances. ... Read more

  • It is so great to really visit with hubby!

    6/3/2021 8:40:03 PM, by CTUPTON

    After a year of rarely even being in the same room with him! He is so happy to be with me and our daughter! We all had lots of fun! chris... Read more

  • My appointment

    6/3/2021 7:14:05 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I had my appointment today. Got the depo shot and blood test done. My blood count was low but not bad. She told me if I have another period and it lasts 7 to 10 days, call. Might have to have the biopsy on the fibroid. They could do it in the office or in the hospital. My next depo shot is in August... Read more

  • Mediterranean breakfast casserole

    6/3/2021 7:06:17 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I finally made the breakfast casserole that I have been craving for weeks now. Mediterranean breakfast casserole. Artichoke hearts, sliced black olives, canned spinach, Feta cheese, and mozzarella cheese. It was so good. I went grocery shopping today after my appointment and got the stuff for it.... Read more

  • A cloudy day

    6/3/2021 11:20:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a mostly cloudy day here today. There's a chance of rain later in the afternoon. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Later on I will be doing some dancing. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe... Read more

  • Find Your Motivation

    6/3/2021 12:15:22 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Looking at these images, I rate myself #5 (bottom right hand). I expect to be #6 (to the left of #5) by July 12th, when I have my annual appointment with the surgeon who will be doing my surgery in the late fall. The recovery will be 8 - 12 weeks. Yesterday I had a telemedical visit wit... Read more

  • Just checking in! NSVs

    6/2/2021 1:28:47 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I haven't had anything amazing happen weight-wise, but I've been walking a LOT and I'm starting to feel more energy, finally. My medicine makes me sleepy pretty much all day, but between 7 am - 3 pm I now feel *relatively* normal again, and I'm attributing this to the workouts. I am setting a g... Read more

  • It's Wednesday

    6/2/2021 10:40:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Weight loss

    6/2/2021 8:49:43 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I checked my weight this past Saturday and I was at 225 pounds. I checked it again yesterday and I am at 218 pounds. I am glad that my weight is going down but not that fast. Not doing anything different with what I am doing. I have an appointment with my OBGYN tomorrow afternoon at 1 pm and I... Read more

  • Already a Great Day

    6/1/2021 3:46:59 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I usually shop the Safeway flyer the first Monday of the month, and get the 10% discount. Otherwise I buy groceries online from another store. This morning I did something different, I went to Chalo a food chain owned by the same parent company as Safeway. Chalo is targeted to an Indian/Asian demogr... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/1/2021 1:21:35 PM, by MOMMY445

    The weather here is sunny and warm today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'll be going for another walk after lunch. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • It's Monday

    5/31/2021 2:18:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today β˜€οΈ. I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'm going for another walk in a while. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Detox ideas

    5/31/2021 1:18:36 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • cont more squirrel antics!

    5/31/2021 1:08:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=DTvS9lvRxZ8... Read more

  • This is incredible!

    5/31/2021 12:51:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=DTvS9lvRxZ8 If the link does not work, try copying and pasting. chris... Read more

  • Six pounds down for the month

    5/31/2021 2:04:58 AM, by RUBBERBONES

    thats a lttle more than half of my goal for the month but cant complain, its still going in the right direction, I eat the same stuff most days so not much to write about, Kitchen is still not done sojust happy to be going down at all.... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    5/30/2021 3:03:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    The sun is shining brightly here today! My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Later I will be doing some dancing πŸ•Ί. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Portabella mushroom caps with eggs

    5/30/2021 12:54:12 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I was craving this dish for a while and this past Wednesday I got a package of portabella mushrooms and I wasn't sure when I was going to fix them. Today was the day. It was worth it. The amount that I had (shown in the picture) was more than enough for me for lunch. I have not had much of an app... Read more

  • Tada Final Spring Weigh In!

    5/30/2021 12:42:33 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Down 4.8 pounds in the Spring 5% Challenge. I now weigh 160.4, so close to the 150's! I know I will be there soon. YTD loss 6.2 pounds. This year has been a bumpy one with lots of ups and a few downs. What's gone right? 02/01/21 stopped eating during night 03/21/21 only 3 meals a day... Read more

  • Enjoy!

    5/30/2021 11:05:50 AM, by CTUPTON

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    Ydb3v7zXG-aM6cxi7XmxMtusI If this does not connect, try copying and pasting please. chris... Read more

  • It's Saturday

    5/29/2021 4:25:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've done a yoga DVD this afternoon and I feel great! I'll be doing some dancing after supper. Have a great day, everyone! For those who celebrate memorial day, happy memorial... Read more

  • A rainy day here today

    5/28/2021 11:05:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be raining here for most of the day. It even snowed for a while,too. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing a Leslie Sansone exercise DVD in a while. I like the 5 mega miles DVD. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and... Read more

  • So much sunshine

    5/27/2021 10:46:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a sunny and cooler day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Sinus problems are getting better! Yeah!

    5/27/2021 10:45:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    Maybe it was a certain kind of pollen and that plant stopped spreading it. Who knows! chris 575 575 575 575 575 575 575 575... Read more

  • Steps in the Forest

    5/26/2021 11:10:08 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I saw on a local Facebook group that a family is looking for their missing 28 year old son. He may have been sighted in the forest where I hike. There were no details other than a description of him. I didn't think anything of it, I don't believe everything I read. When I got to the forest at 6:20 t... Read more

  • trying to stay positive

    5/26/2021 4:20:58 PM, by LIVINHOPEFUL44

    just having a rough time.. trying to stay positive.... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    5/26/2021 1:05:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    I've been for a walk and I feel great! My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for another walk after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Gaining Faith

    5/26/2021 11:01:43 AM, by GOPROMISEGO

    321 321 321 321 10,000 steps by 9:30am!!! 321 321 321 321 321 It has helped having an accountability buddy on Fitbit! 304 381 Each morning I go to the park to get my cardio! The park eliminates my excuses. There is a bathroom right there before I even get started. My bladder appreci... Read more

  • It's Tuesday

    5/25/2021 2:37:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's a beautiful sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'll be doing some dancing later on. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Nothing Else to Do in the Morning But Hike

    5/25/2021 12:54:26 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning hubby and Puppy Royce got up at 5:45 AM to do a 2 hour morning walk. I thought too earlier for me I need sleep. I had a quick look at news on the phone, listened to my audiobook, and realized I was awake for the day. This is my hiking day, I don't 'need' to do the morning hike. Now what... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/25/2021 12:13:30 PM, by GOPROMISEGO

    Its been crazy! Haven't had a chance to get on the laptop. Been keeping myself busy celebrating my sons birthday. Six Flags trip was good. Everyone stayed safe. Eating healthy? Not so much. Messed up my Sparkstreak while I was gone. Home now, getting back on track. More later. Have a great we... Read more

  • My next manicure

    5/25/2021 8:53:01 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Here's my next manicure. I am going to put this on before my next appointment with my OBGYN that is coming up on June 2nd. It is one of the sets that a friend of mine got for me through a nail party that I had back in March.... Read more

  • A long day yesterday

    5/25/2021 8:48:45 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Yesterday was a long day. I had to get a new water heater because my old one quit working. No wonder that it did because it had calcium build up in the bottom of it. The maintenance guy had a hard time draining with a hose. He decided to take the old one outside and let it drain that way. All the c... Read more

  • Holiday Monday Here

    5/24/2021 4:27:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I had a yogurt/cottage cheese/fruit breakfast and added a crumbled up 59 Calorie Cookie. I liked have the very chewy cookie texture, so it's a winner for my 'granola'. The other day in my email I missed seeing that I got a Spark 10,000 steps a day trophy from SparkPeople. Wow now that my Fitbi... Read more

  • It's Monday

    5/24/2021 12:38:18 PM, by MOMMY445

    A warm and sunny day here today 🌞. There is a beautiful breeze outside. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk after lunch. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • 59 Calorie Cookies

    5/23/2021 10:36:09 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning when I got back from my hike I was going to have greek yogurt with fruit and topped with granola. Whoa! That granola is very high in calories, 1/2 cup 240 calories. I got creative and started from scratch to create a low calorie granola for a yogurt topping, but it can also be a breakfa... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    5/23/2021 2:19:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's not as hot and humid here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've done the 5 mega miles DVD today and I feel great! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Living With a Good Role Model

    5/22/2021 7:42:08 PM, by KALISWALKER

    My husband walks 2 hours every morning before breakfast, and has for 10 years. Years ago when I started going to the gym he did too (we are not going during virus). Now he does daily YouTube exercise videos with me. Diet he usually eats what I do, so when I diet he loses, haha sometimes I do too. He... Read more

  • New mani

    5/22/2021 3:23:13 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I just gave myself a manicure today to boost my mood. The pink is called Are You Madrid-ing Me and the to is called Most Definitely. My last set lasted for 2 weeks. I love the brand that I am using. It is cheaper than going to the nail salon to get a manicure.... Read more

  • It's Saturday

    5/22/2021 12:54:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and humid day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'm going for another walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • All or Nothing

    5/21/2021 1:43:10 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I know I have an 'all or nothing' tendency. I don't trust myself to stick with something I 'want to do or should do' if I take a break, I am not a quitter. This has been good with many things I do/achieve. I went to night school for 7 years to become a CPA and to learn computer skills, concurrent wi... Read more

  • CTUPTON is thanking St. Anthony again! He will be sick of me!

    5/21/2021 1:23:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    Lost my cell phone. And also my house phone went out! Both phones are now found and working! chris... Read more

  • So much sunshine β˜€οΈ

    5/21/2021 12:56:04 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's another very warm and humid day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'll be doing some dancing πŸ•Ί later on in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Friday check-in

    5/21/2021 10:34:04 AM, by SHENANIGAN

    I have been at this for 4 days now. It's been a while since I've been this motivated to lose, and it feels good! I'm doing 18:6 intermittent fasting, so my window is between noon and 6. I've been tracking and planning all week. And today, I'm down 5.6 lbs! It's starting to level off, as expected, bu... Read more

  • OK OK OK. I will call the doctor!

    5/20/2021 7:04:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    i have not tried a couple of things I have. Using something like a neti pot but a spray bottle of sterile salt water Thank you all for sending me such helpful suggestions! Sneeze blow sneeze blow spit Sneeze blow sneeze blow spit Sneeze blow sneeze blow spit No fever. It is meas... Read more

  • 20,000 Steps Yesterday!

    5/20/2021 11:56:49 AM, by KALISWALKER

    The habit formation is working, the morning hike is becoming more automatic. Initially there is the thought of a 'good' reason not to do it today. Yesterday it was well I am hiking in the afternoon, that is enough. Today it was I didn't get enough sleep so stay in bed. But I always wake up without a... Read more

  • It's a great day ☺️

    5/20/2021 11:27:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    The weather is warm and mostly sunny here today. My daughter says hello to everyone! Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • So much sunshine β˜€οΈ

    5/19/2021 1:36:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's a beautiful sunny day here today 🌻. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'm going for another walk after lunch. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • 73 Calorie Soup & Hiking Streak Has Started

    5/19/2021 12:43:26 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I seem to have started a morning hiking streak, that hour of exercise before starting my day. Again I left the house at 7AM returned a 8 AM. I am now consistently getting over 10,000 steps a day. Today we hike and picnic with another couple. I considered not hiking this morning to stay energized, bu... Read more

  • Sinus problems for a month!

    5/18/2021 9:53:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    No fever or pain. But lots of phlegm. Taking Allegra, flonase, and sudafed. Can this be an infection? Lots of plants are blooming here. Thanks if you can advise me. chris... Read more

  • The feeling of Success

    5/18/2021 7:14:48 PM, by RUBBERBONES

    The feeling of success is so much better than falling short of my goal. It just is not worth it to break the pattern of behavors that create a successful out come. So far a bum week as far as weight loss but more active than usual so that a plus. This weight will come off because i will do what need... Read more

  • Fitbit Connects to SparkPeople

    5/18/2021 1:59:36 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I left the house listening to the 7 AM news on my MP3 and returned listening to 8 AM news. Steps so far today 6,877. I like the momentum with an hour of exercise before starting my day. In between the news at the top of the hour, I listen to an audio book. My hike was 59 minutes, exactly the same as... Read more

  • If a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

    5/18/2021 12:37:09 PM, by KALISWALKER

    β€’ When your loved ones come home, always run to greet them. β€’ Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. β€’ Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy. β€’ Take naps. β€’ Stretch before rising. β€’ Run, romp, and play daily. β€’ Thrive on attention and ... Read more

  • A warm sunny day β˜€οΈ

    5/18/2021 12:21:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another beautiful sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'm going for another walk later on. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/18/2021 9:19:58 AM, by GOPROMISEGO

    Hello Sparkfriends, Thank you for your encouragement and advice! I appreciate it and need it more than you understand. Everytime in my life I feel like I have hit a rock bottom, life manages to show me worse. Things could ALWAYS be worse, so I am grateful for my petty problems of now, but they ... Read more

  • medical coders advice please

    5/18/2021 9:02:19 AM, by GOPROMISEGO

    Hi, I am at a crossroads to learning medical coding. I am looking into training from AAPC. It will cost about $3,000. So before I commit, I'm fishing for information about the coding field here on Sparkpeople. Is it worth the 3K to go thru the training course on AAPC?? Anyone have input? How fi... Read more

  • Slow and Steady

    5/18/2021 12:17:11 AM, by RUBBERBONES

    This time i will go slow and not get over zealous. A little bit this week every other day and a little more each week.thats the plan. Just have to keep my head on streight, This is not a sprint but a marathon.. No not running a marathon, just talking about the journy to get healthy. two days and do... Read more

  • stress

    5/17/2021 8:12:57 PM, by GOPROMISEGO

    I have been very distracted. I'm trying to hang on. Had some bad days. Today was better. I am looking at getting certified for medical coding. CPC. Not sure the training is worth the loan I will have to take, but I need a career. Something has to change. This week my oldest turns 21 and we are going... Read more

  • It's Monday

    5/17/2021 11:18:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a beautiful sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Pep talk to lose 2.5 Pounds

    5/17/2021 9:41:31 AM, by KALISWALKER

    More positive self talk. Good weigh in this morning, down a pound. I am not eating at the low end of my calorie range so losing a pound over night likely is water weight. It shows how important it is to monitor sodium. Between exercise and diet I must have a daily 729 calorie deficit to lose 2.5 pou... Read more

  • Pep talk to lose 3.5 Pounds

    5/16/2021 11:06:22 PM, by KALISWALKER

    My Spark Name KALISWALKER is from 2008 when I joined Spark. I had an American Water Spaniel named Kali. My new dog Rebel is also American Water Spaniel, so really I am REBELSWALKER. I am giving myself positive self talk. Aim for a weight loss of 1 pound a week (daily 500 calorie deficit). Losi... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    5/16/2021 3:02:57 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's another beautiful day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Later I will be doing some dancing πŸ•Ί. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • exercise

    5/16/2021 12:59:12 AM, by RUBBERBONES

    starting again with the exercise. no pain during the little bit i did so we will see how it goes, will take it slow.caloeies a llirle high than l ike but not out of the range for weightloss.shooting for 2 lbs a weel but may have to settle for one thisweek.So many things i want to do and so hoping th... Read more

  • It's Saturday

    5/15/2021 2:00:57 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another beautiful mostly sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Later I will be doing some dancing πŸ•Ί. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Photos before cleaning my condo

    5/15/2021 9:06:37 AM, by CTUPTON

    ?With all my health problems, I was not able to keep up with day to day tasks. 198 Someone suggested taking a before and after photo. Share it with a friend. The friend can do the same with their chores. Well I took 9 photos. Now, maybe I can tackle one area at a time. 224 and feel good ... Read more

  • My new mug

    5/14/2021 3:39:12 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I got this today. I ordered it just after Easter. I ordered 2 of them since it was cheaper to do it. I am going to give the other one to a friend of mine. My friend works in the coffee shop here in town. Plus she is the one who I got my dog Lady from. I am wicked without my coffee. It is a 20oz ... Read more