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  • Week 3: 1/15/20 - 1/21/20

    1/23/2020 2:17:55 PM, by SPARTAN40

    Another decent week. I had to travel for business this week, so I weighed in early to use my home scale. The travel negatively impacted my flights of stairs. Happy to be back home now with more control over my schedule and meals. Despite the early weigh in, I was able to log another week of weig... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/23/2020 1:05:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm feeling a lot better today. my daughter just has one exam today and she is done for the day. she is well prepared for it and for her other exams, too.both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! Have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • 1-22-2020 Opinions and Thoughts please!

    1/22/2020 2:16:18 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I live on a pretty cool island. We love the views and the isolation of it. But, my house isn't ..... updated? nice? Actually, sometimes it's embarrassing. ANNNNND we're pretty far out. I don't drive. Something about blind deaf person being a hazard I dunno, some lame a$$ reason, but ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/22/2020 2:10:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter finished one of her final exams this morning. she has another final exam tomorrow, one more on friday and then one final exam next monday. then she starts the second semester next thursday. she is on a semestered system at her high school. she has four subjects from september to january... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/20/2020 1:32:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    i've come down with a slight cold. i am taking it easy and drinking plenty of fluids. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • 2020

    1/18/2020 8:43:52 AM, by MOONBEAM1976

    Well here we go again back to square 1 i know i can do this done it before and i can do it again so gonna organise my presses today and organise my food lists for the week back on day shifts so should be a lot easier ... Read more

  • Toughest Goal Yet

    1/18/2020 8:28:36 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I haven't said much here lately because the goal I am working on now is the most difficult one, and I didn't want to say anything until I felt like I made some progress. I realized over Christmas break that the next step on my journey was to cut out or cut way back on alcohol. I knew that I ha... Read more

  • Spreadsheet

    1/17/2020 3:39:26 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Check it out! pasteboard.co/IQraMjEO.png This will help me be more organized and it will show me correlations between my goals and my weekly weight loss. By the end of the year, hopefully I can look back and crunch these numbers for better insights. I’ll make a tab for each week, and one f... Read more

  • it's thursday

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

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

  • Week 2: 1/8/20 - 1/14/20

    1/15/2020 5:14:22 PM, by SPARTAN40

    Continued to move in the right direction this week. Average steps and stairs are a lot higher than last week. I am intentionally moving slowly this year with a goal of losing 2 – 3 pounds per week. I am satisfied with my progress. I’m looking to add more items as the year progresses. This week ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

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

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

  • Look at that

    1/14/2020 10:43:44 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    My last blog was Jan 31, 2019. How is that possible? I've been around. I have Spark as one of my tabs on my computer, yet, somehow words elude me for a year. Anyhow, I am here whether anyone else is listening or not. Mostly the words are for my own mind. I've been doing this for suc... Read more

  • it's tuesday

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

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

  • Week 1 Recap and Week 2 Goals

    1/13/2020 6:00:26 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I didn’t do great last week at meeting all of my goals but I did lose 1 lb! Yay! Today I feel a lot better than I have in a long time, so I think my efforts are paying off. One thing that I’ve noticed Is that baths REALLY seem to make me feel better and allow me to sleep better, so I’m going to aim ... Read more

  • Progress Prizes!

    1/13/2020 2:15:05 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Problem: There are a few things I didn't get for Christmas that I really wanted. Solution: Making them progress prizes in my health and wellness journey! Goal 1: Step 1 - Follow through with my January plan. (64 oz of water a day, no restaurant food, alcohol only twice a week and workou... Read more

  • Don't give up!

    1/13/2020 12:36:54 AM, by CONGOGIRL

    OK, I'm not where I want to be, but I'm not quitting.😐🤔🤔... Read more

  • Goals in Progress

    1/12/2020 7:54:51 PM, by ELIZINJAPAN

    So far, I am really enjoying my January SMART Goals! 425Food - My overall food goal is to build healthy, consistent, nurturing eating habits. Packing a lunch is going well so far, but it is a bit challenging. I will have to keep working to make it easier on myself. But I love having a nice ... Read more

  • Peculiar People Day! Yay!!

    1/10/2020 12:22:23 AM, by AMYLFA

    I just found out that January 10 is officially Peculiar People Day!! This is something definitely worth celebrating! In the theme of the day, I found this delightful quote from Dr. Seuss: Are you peculiar? Are you unusual, distinctive, individual? Embrace it! This is your day! Know... Read more

  • Sore

    1/9/2020 1:00:15 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Tuesday night my Crossfit coach was trying to coach me not to go too hard and too heavy my first day back. Again, it had been 6 weeks+ since my last workout. He warned me - "I know you can do it - but DON'T max yourself out on your first day back!" Typically, my soreness doesn't start until the... Read more

  • Week 1 1/1/20 - 1/7/20

    1/9/2020 10:24:28 AM, by SPARTAN40

    Not perfection but a start in the right direction. I've decided I'll mostly measuring what I can control plus tracking weight. I did successfully switch from Diet Coke with unsweetened tea as my drink of choice - with is good for my wallet and my health! Weight Loss Last week: 2.4 lbs Y... Read more

  • 1/8/20

    1/8/2020 8:21:21 PM, by BRIANNEBZB

    I’m still tracking with WW and this app. It’s so weird bc I blow my budget with WW points yet I am under my calorie goal here. I’m usually never under my calorie goal on this app. I don’t feel too bad about now hitting the WW points bc I’m still trying to learn. I know that Pepsi is my biggest d... Read more

  • it's wednesday

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

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

  • I'm back!!!!

    1/8/2020 1:33:12 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Comeback post -take 300!! Many of you have seen me in the ups and downs of my journey on Spark People. It's been a wild ride with a few downs but many more ups! Unfortunately, the last few months I've fallen victim to the craziness of travel, work and holidays. I hadn't been to the gym in 6 wee... Read more

  • I do not fear the scale, the scale fears me.

    1/8/2020 10:18:18 AM, by SGAR36

    I am keeping it low tech, light resistances, clean eating, and walking. So far 20 pounds down.... Read more

  • 1/7/20

    1/7/2020 8:16:41 PM, by BRIANNEBZB

    A pretty successful day with breakfast and lunch. However, I’m also tracking with WW and blowing through my points (Pepsi=10 points). So although I’m under calories in this app, I’m over my points on WW. I’ll just keep tracking both for now and see where I am next Tuesday at the WW meeting. I... Read more

  • a new day

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

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

  • Health issues (and a note about commenting on my blog)

    1/7/2020 9:19:11 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hi guys. I want to first thank all of you who left positive, supportive comments on my last blog. I appreciate you. I really am excited about my goals this year and about posting here. But I need to make a PSA for some people: don’t bother leaving critical, negative comments on my blogs. I wil... Read more

  • 1/6/20

    1/6/2020 8:15:12 PM, by BRIANNEBZB

    Today was my first day back at work after 2 weeks off. I don’t snack much at work and only had one Pepsi. I also found out that we get reimbursed for up to 3 months of weight loss so I joined Weight Watchers. My first meeting is tomorrow. The WW app is weird to me. I prefer how things are laid ou... Read more

  • 2020/January/Week 1 goals!

    1/6/2020 7:18:57 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    (Actual photo of me being fat & adorable) Hello! I’m Jamie. I am 33 years old, female, 6’1” and 399.0 lb. about 53.6% body fat (much like the raccoon above). I’ve got the dream job; I’ve got the dream husband; I am loving life and am ready to make some serious progress on my health ... Read more

  • it's monday

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

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

  • Past is in the past

    1/6/2020 1:44:07 PM, by PEABODY04

    Today is a new day and my first day back to work in this new decade. I am ready to change. I know it won't happen overnight, so I must remind myself that it will take time and lots of little changes before I see anything big happen. With God's help, I know I can do this...one little choice at a ti... Read more

  • Fini la recreation!

    1/5/2020 11:57:15 PM, by CONGOGIRL

    OK. Christmas break and all its stresses -- over! It's amazing how quickly I put pounds back on when I relax my efforts . Need to begin measuring and tracking again, starting TODAY.😁😁😁😁... Read more

  • 1/4/20. Hollow day

    1/4/2020 8:01:45 PM, by BRIANNEBZB

    I was so hungry all day! My lunch didn’t have much protein so maybe that was the problem. Overall I’m happy with the choices I’m making. ... Read more

  • January SMART Goals

    1/3/2020 9:35:16 PM, by ELIZINJAPAN

    OK, so I'm working on my SMART goals for the BLC, and here is what I've come up with for January. It looks like a lot, but each goal is very small. At the end of January, I will look back over these goals and see how I did and see what needs tweaking. I've made a page in my notebook to track my g... Read more

  • 1/3/20. Another year gone by

    1/3/2020 7:50:34 PM, by BRIANNEBZB

    Here we go again! I have used Spark for 10 years off and on. Now I’m at my highest weight 188.6. I’ve been tracking and trying to eat more whole/non-processed foods. Last year my goal was to get to a healthy weight by my 40th birthday. Instead I gained more weight. As usual, my husband is on b... Read more

  • it's friday

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

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

  • Whole30

    1/3/2020 12:00:37 PM, by LINDSAYB2013

    So as usual, at the end of the year I totally fell off the wagon. I’m disappointed but know that what I was doing wasn’t the right approach for me. Still 20 lbs down from my highest weight which I’ll take as a win but sad I’mnowhere near my lowest last year. I am trying my first round of Whole30 ... Read more

  • NOT HIDING

    1/2/2020 10:08:17 PM, by SGAR36

    I realize while exercising this morning I used my weight as a shield. I used the unhealthy food I was eating, as a weapon. The only person I eliminate was me, I hurt myself over and over with this self destructive behavior. I am not hiding in my car behind food anymore.... Read more

  • it's thursday

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

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

  • Here to help

    1/2/2020 12:25:40 PM, by PHOXYM

    Wow I didn’t blog a single time last year. Not even once. I know I Intended to blog several times and just never found the time to do so. 2019 I had so much happen and change it Is unreal. I was getting bored with all of my cardio workouts so in March I decided to start lifting... Read more

  • First work out of the New year

    1/1/2020 9:12:55 PM, by CALSMOM07

    I hit my first workout of the new year. I have some serious goals I’d like to hit before May. May brings graduation from K-State. I’ll officially have my masters degree and my teaching certificate then. I will also be turning 39, I am so not ready for that. I decided with all of the big even... Read more

  • Happy New Year

    1/1/2020 6:30:12 AM, by ELIZINJAPAN

    Happy New Year! Let's get ready for a fantastic 2020! I hope all of you have wonderful goals that you are excited to meet for 2020! I know I'm excited! Here's to a year of living our best lives, whatever that looks like!... Read more

  • it's monday

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

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

  • Win Today Checklist - 2020 Winter 5% Challenge

    12/29/2019 10:01:12 PM, by ELIZINJAPAN

    So, I've been challenged to think about my daily routine, and that's when I realized that I have a big hole in my nice plan. My morning routine is just right. I have plenty of time to do the things I need to do before I head off to work. But that's where things fall apart. By the end of the day... Read more

  • New Scale

    12/29/2019 6:37:44 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I got a new scale for Christmas! 11 For weeks I thought my old one was inaccurate. It seemed to be affected by the temperature of the room. So, I asked for an Aria scale that would sync with my Fitbit. I rather dreaded getting it, because I knew that in reality, I probably weighed more ... Read more

  • Christmas trip.

    12/28/2019 8:54:17 PM, by KERRYG155

    We did a fair amount of driving to spend time with family which was fun since the small grandchildren were at home.... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

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

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

  • Let's do this!

    12/28/2019 8:55:13 AM, by ELIZINJAPAN

    So, I've been thinking about my goals for the last few days of December and January. First, challenges! I'm going to try a few and really harness that fun January energy. I'm super looking forward to BLC42 starting up right at the beginning of January. The BLC and Azure Destinations is my rid... Read more

  • I am Leader of Me Against Myself, where we do 100 reps of something

    12/27/2019 5:15:37 PM, by --MAY--

    Though I have not been a very good leader! I have challenged myself, to do the last four days of December 2019. December 27th- I will do 100 Jumping Jacks December 28th- 100 Squats December 29th-100 elbow to knees December 30th-100 Arm Circles each arm December 31- 30... Read more

  • it's friday

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

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

  • This will be me sometime next year!!

    12/27/2019 11:29:26 AM, by --MAY--

    Sorry should have put I am 5’ 7 and 1/2” it really does make a difference. Thanx Birkbitten1234 I love this website! I took pics all the way down to 136.2, but I am thinking 136.2 is too thin! I will be happy with 146.2! This is @136.2, do you agree with me that 136.2 is too thin, please b... Read more