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  • Covid life?

    5/30/2020 2:26:02 PM, by ILOVEME2016

    Didn't realize how long it had been since I blogged, but I knew it was way before Covid was on the map as a "thing". Maybe I shouldn't trivialize it, but a part of me needs to take the fear out of modern living and for the past few months it's been all covid, all the time. I just can't tak... Read more

  • A mild spring day

    5/30/2020 11:01:07 AM, by MOMMY445

    There's a chance of rain this afternoon here today. That's okay with me and my daughter. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I will be going for a walk in a while. After lunch, I will be doing some dancing. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Quarantine weight gain.

    5/30/2020 9:59:01 AM, by MUFFINSKI

    It's been years since I've last posted. I have changed a little bit, mostly in the last few months. One thing I want to keep is my grey hair. I like it! For once thing, my hair is so healthy without all those dyes and chemicals. One thing I DON'T want to keep is the extra 10 pounds I gain... Read more

  • Day 6 missed yesterday

    5/30/2020 9:03:32 AM, by JGREENAWA

    Unexpected house guest and work kept me busy. Kept meaning to when I had a minute, but kept forgetting. Did good despite the stress. I did not stress eat! Today is another day!... Read more

  • Shelter in place weightloss 2020

    5/29/2020 2:33:51 PM, by CURLYGURL68

    Wow it has been since 5/19 that I haven't logged or checked in. So much to tell, I really don't know where to start, but I will tell you being sheltered in place has benefited me. Since the new year I've lost 15 pounds, the down side is in 2019 I gained and went up to 205. Still exercising but ea... Read more

  • A cloudy day

    5/29/2020 12:21:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    A not as hot and humid day here today. There's a chance of rain this afternoon. I just came back from a short walk and I feel great. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care!... Read more

  • First day I don't feel sick

    5/29/2020 10:53:07 AM, by PERSERVERANCE71

    I need to journal to keep track of everything so I can report back to my primary doc and my functional med doc. Rather than starting another blog or journal somewhere else (and have another thing to keep track of), I'm just going to continue here. Since our diet and fitness is a part of our entire... Read more

  • Raising the white flag: the method behind the madness

    5/29/2020 9:50:24 AM, by ANNIEONLI

    Social media is all in a frenzy right now...name a topic and everyone is voicing their opinion. It's all too overwhelming for me to fathom...therefore, I will retreat. Turn off. Hide. Hunker down. Retrench. I visualize my capacity for negative input as a bucket...it can only hold so much. T... Read more

  • Day 4 Worries and Cares

    5/28/2020 2:41:38 PM, by JGREENAWA

    There are many people in my life going through tough times that rely on me. I am honored to be able to be there for my loved ones, but it can take a toll. I say this because I am a stress eater and when my concern for family creates anxiety I eat. Today, I am not going to do that.... Read more

  • A warm day

    5/28/2020 9:58:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. There will be scattered showers here today. I am okay with that and so is my daughter. I'll be doing some dancing after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care!... Read more

  • Vision board

    5/27/2020 11:41:34 PM, by VESPAGIRL1027

    Hello out there :-) Have you ever created a vision board? I haven't! I will be turning 45 this year - and I KNOW there are a few things I want to accomplish before I turn 50, and habits I want to ingrain in my life. One of my huge goals is to complete my Master's degree. I am well ... Read more

  • Day 3 positive self talk

    5/27/2020 7:59:23 PM, by JGREENAWA

    I am finding positive self talk equals more willpower. I am also not having anything I can't eat. I have tried enough weird and trend diets to know they don't work. Moderation.... Read more

  • Ongoing recovery

    5/27/2020 11:08:35 AM, by PERSERVERANCE71

    So things got worse before they got better. Even the drink (Physicians Elemental Formula "medical food") was making me sick. And by sick, I don't mean simply nauseated. I mean that I could FEEL the inflammation in my small intestines and stomach. I didn't even know that was possible. Severe... Read more

  • My side of the story ...

    5/27/2020 11:07:12 AM, by VESPAGIRL1027

    Hello Sparkers, Well, I guess I just need to get something out - and say my peace. I tend to have a passive personality (Enneagram type 9), so sometimes I just keep my mouth shut - to my own detriment. I was really disappointed and sad about something that happened here on Spark Pe... Read more

  • Another very warm day here today

    5/27/2020 11:01:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing some yoga this afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Day 2 of starting over

    5/26/2020 12:47:42 PM, by JGREENAWA

    So, day two. A few stressors, but saying no to emotional eating. Tracking calories to keep me aware and present. Very hit and humid so outside walk later in the evening. The doggies will have to wait.... Read more

  • A very warm day

    5/26/2020 9:31:06 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be a very warm and humid day here today. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I will be doing some yoga this morning and some dancing after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Returning

    5/25/2020 4:10:55 PM, by JGREENAWA

    I am once again returning to the point where I am not happy with my weight. Not totally unhappy with myself, but frustrated that this is one area of my life that would make me physically and mentally feel better. I am 52 and I know if I don't help myself, I am going to have more health issues. High ... Read more

  • Sunny day

    5/25/2020 8:56:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing some dancing after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! For those who celebrate memorial day, happy memorial Day!... Read more

  • A sunny day

    5/24/2020 12:54:17 PM, by MOMMY445

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

  • Got my liquid "food" and I feel better already!

    5/22/2020 7:23:25 PM, by PERSERVERANCE71

    Thank goodness my "food" arrived today via FedEx. I was starving. Like, not "I'm so hungry I'm starving", but actually headaches, weak, headrushes, short of breath with any exertion. Add to that all the symptoms of SIBO and I was one pathetic, miserable creature. My doctor ordered it for m... Read more

  • Beautiful sunshine 🌞

    5/22/2020 1:26:48 PM, by MOMMY445

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

  • Still sick with SIBO - losing weight the bad way

    5/21/2020 11:33:06 AM, by PERSERVERANCE71

    I'm eating roughly 700-800 calories a day, because that's all I can get down. I've dropped below my goal weight with no signs of stopping. I can tell I'm losing muscle mass. I'm on antibiotics again, but can't tell if they're helping or not...the bacterial die-off can cause intense, unpleasa... Read more

  • Sunny day

    5/21/2020 11:24:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    5/20/2020 10:13:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing a Leslie Sansone workout in the afternoon today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Sleep

    5/19/2020 6:46:25 PM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    Trying to stop waking up in the middle of the night. Any suggestions?... Read more

  • Nice spring day

    5/19/2020 9:54:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    A mild spring day here today. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing some dancing after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Breakfast

    5/18/2020 11:59:33 AM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    StrawberriesπŸ“πŸ“πŸ“, blackberries, plain yogurt (hidden under the fruit) and honey🍯... Read more

  • A rainy day

    5/18/2020 9:19:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    It'll be a rainy day here today. That's okay with me and my daughter. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing some yoga this morning. After lunch, I'll be doing some dancing. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • A gift from my brother

    5/17/2020 4:43:11 PM, by VESPAGIRL1027

    I haven't seen my brother in a few years. When was the last time I saw him? It may have been three years ago. I was so happy to see him for Mother's Day last weekend in Arizona. He had a gift for me! Guess what it was? A Green Bay Packers hat, of course! :-) ... Read more

  • Stand up paddleboarding

    5/17/2020 4:33:10 PM, by VESPAGIRL1027

    We had a warm, wonderful day yesterday in San Diego. My friend Ann let me try her inflatable paddleboard - and I loved it. I hope to have many more paddleboarding days in the near future! ... Read more

  • Tip of the day

    5/17/2020 1:23:45 PM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    Breathe. Relax. And keep pushing forward. You can do it!πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ’ͺ🏽... Read more

  • A great day

    5/17/2020 9:16:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. I'll be going for a walk in about an hour. After lunch, I'll be doing some dancing. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Today

    5/16/2020 2:22:04 PM, by GRAZIELLA41

    Happy weekend everyone since we are still in quarantine I decided to make some homemade pizzas I’m hoping they turn out tasting good πŸ‘... Read more

  • Sunny Day

    5/16/2020 12:43:26 PM, by MOMMY445

    A mild and sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Happy Saturday

    5/16/2020 10:30:02 AM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    Crush those goals, you got this!πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ˜Š... Read more

  • Mood

    5/15/2020 12:43:58 PM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    Happy 😊 Friday... Read more

  • A rainy day

    5/15/2020 10:17:00 AM, by MOMMY445

    It'll be a rainy day here today. My daughter and I are doing well. She says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing a Kathy Smith exercise video after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • 🌧

    5/14/2020 11:02:03 AM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    Today is cloudy β›… and rainy day. However, I am happy 😊 for life... Read more

  • A new day

    5/14/2020 12:22:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    I will be going for a walk after breakfast today. My daughter is doing well. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Motivation

    5/13/2020 1:12:42 PM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    Take it one day at time. One foot forward, you may slip up but keep pushing. You can do it. The scale is OK but don't get discouraged.... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    5/13/2020 11:19:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. 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

  • Water

    5/12/2020 8:47:55 PM, by SONIA_THORNTON

    Trying to keep drinking water instead of juice and soda pop. Challenging but rewarding at the same time!... Read more

  • Hello

    5/12/2020 5:41:59 PM, by GRAZIELLA41

    Today I started planting a veggie garden I’m hoping that it goes well I’m excited to have fresh home grown veggies that I could go to my backyard and pick them when they are ready... Read more

  • A windy day

    5/12/2020 5:09:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I got in a yoga workout this morning and some dancing this afternoon. I feel great! Have a wonderful day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • My Journey so Far....sit down with some coffee or tea because this is a long one!

    5/11/2020 8:25:26 PM, by LUCKEE50

    My journey...hmm... where do I start? Well on a beautiful spring morning on March 18,1977 I came into this world, haha! Just kidding. No I will not be sharing my life story but I do feel that my journey to be fit and healthy has been lifelong, but really it's been about 12 years. Before ... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    5/11/2020 10:31:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    I had a great mother's Day yesterday. Thanks for all of the well wishes. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I completed a Denise Austin workout this morning and I feel great! After lunch, I'll be doing some dancing. Have a great day, everyone! Take ... Read more

  • Inspired to Blog

    5/10/2020 5:10:12 PM, by LUCKEE50

    So after telling myself over and over again that I am going to start my own blog or using an online journal app, I decided to finally take action. I chose to start blogging on this website, as starting a new blog page could take a lot of time and since I have blogged on Spark in the past, I felt it ... Read more

  • Happy mother's Day

    5/10/2020 8:48:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    Happy mother's Day to all of the moms and grandmas in the world! My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care.... Read more

  • Make it Count!

    5/9/2020 11:12:14 AM, by BUFFYLOVESBIFF

    "Half Ass" is defined as "doing something with little effort or care. That's pretty much how my approach to diet and exercise has been for the past 10 years: Half Ass. It's shocking, really, when I look back at past "achievements" and wonder how I got back here. Am I the same person I was... Read more

  • Windy day

    5/9/2020 10:53:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a windy and cold day here today. It's been snowing on and off this morning here. my daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I just finished an online dance workout and I feel great! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • It's Friday

    5/8/2020 12:22:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I did some dancing this morning. I will be going for a walk in the afternoon. I'm feeling pretty good 😊. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • The Blue Dress

    5/7/2020 6:58:08 PM, by ANNIEONLI

    The Blue Dress is something I have written about before. To get you up to speed, it’s my β€œgoal” dress designated as such back when I wore in on my sisters wedding in 2011. I was about 10 pounds lighter than I am now, and the whole goal of that dress was to wear it on May 7 for the rest of my l... Read more

  • How Healthy Living Changes Have Improved My Life: a bullet list

    5/7/2020 12:45:01 PM, by KLG94MSN

    -I'm sleeping better -I don't get as winded walking up to my 3rd floor bedroom -I can feel muscles getting stronger -I'm getting more fresh air -I get to wear cute workout clothes -I'm drinking more water and I think maybe my skin is better -I'm getting more tasks accomplished since I'm ... Read more

  • Workouts

    5/7/2020 9:36:00 AM, by CEIGSTI

    Still plugging away on Jillians workout. Yesterday I had to take the car in so I walked back home from the shop. I was definitely feeling it every time I stood after that! I need to work on incorporating rest days into my fitness routine. I took one 2 days ago and it actually helped my work out.... Read more

  • A cloudy day

    5/7/2020 8:31:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. I'll be doing some dancing after lunch today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Cinco de Mayo fun!

    5/6/2020 3:26:39 PM, by ANNIEONLI

    Oh Yesterday we had fun over here 334 I made sangria during lunch with whatever I had on hand...red wine, some sugar added, about a shot of Malibu Run since I didn't have bourbon, and I tossed in frozen pineapple, frozen mixed berries, some OJ and a cut up apple....oh yeah that was a good c... Read more

  • A windy sunny day 🌞

    5/6/2020 11:13:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I got in a yoga workout this morning and I feel great. I will be going for a walk after lunch. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Frustrated

    5/5/2020 5:01:01 PM, by JESYBELA

    Tomorrow I start a BLC and I weighed myself today so I could enter in my weight tomorrow when we start. However, the weight that I lost in the past two weeks is back. I am so frustrated to say the least. I do not have problems dieting and losing weight, but once the diet is over I end up gaining bac... Read more

  • Measuring and Portions

    5/5/2020 11:38:31 AM, by BUFFYLOVESBIFF

    One of my Fast Break goals is to measure out my portions. Holy mackerel, I'd forgotten how useful this is! And its harder than it seems. But really, it's so simple! I had developed a habit of eating while cooking, eating when bored, eating without thinking. Anyone else like that? Something... Read more

  • Bright sunny day 🌞

    5/5/2020 9:53:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    Another sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've done some yoga this morning and I feel good. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Wow, has it been that long?

    5/4/2020 11:42:20 AM, by BUFFYLOVESBIFF

    Crazy how it took a pandemic to get my butt in gear. It's been WAAAY too long, and I've made WAAAY too many excuses. I'll be 49 soon, and that is a big eye opener. Can I really reach my goal...again, and stay there? Can I find a way to make this a lifestyle? Sparkpeople worked for me... Read more

  • A cloudy day

    5/4/2020 10:36:06 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going to be doing some dancing after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Small Victory

    5/3/2020 3:24:39 PM, by JESYBELA

    I finally decided to weigh myself after 12 days of logging my food and holding myself accountable to what I ate. I was sure that the scale wasn’t going to move an ounce. However, I saw that I lost 8 ounces. I was so pleased to see this. Then I go into my self destructiveness about it being 12 days... Read more

  • Beautiful sunshine

    5/3/2020 9:38:13 AM, by MOMMY445

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

  • Sunday meal prep!

    5/3/2020 6:56:16 AM, by FAITHANNNB

    Yesterday, I made my third loaf of sourdough from my starter and I tried a new bread recipe from a cookbook I ordered a few weeks ago. The brown sugar spice oatmeal bread smells and tastes AMAZING. Looking forward to breakfast in a few minutes! It’s a darker bread because it uses some whole wheat fl... Read more

  • Sunny Saturday

    5/2/2020 10:45:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    The sun is shining brightly here today. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a short walk and I feel great. Have a good day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Weekly weigh in

    5/2/2020 9:28:06 AM, by CEIGSTI

    I was up earlier in the week but back to my usual weight today. I need to be more mindful of eating and when I get the munchies reach for an apple rather than chips or empty carbs. I’m being mindful of my water intake and trying to up my cardio. Overcast day today. Pup and I need to get ou... Read more

  • End of week 7...and a breakfast salad...

    5/2/2020 7:18:33 AM, by FAITHANNNB

    Wow...almost two months of staying home! I decided to start the day with one of my favourite weekend breakfasts. A breakfast salad! This one has spring greens, cucumber, leftover sweet potatoes, grape tomatoes, avocado and eggs. I made an English Toffee iced coffee to go with it (skinny syrup ... Read more

  • Starting over isn't as bad as you think!

    5/1/2020 2:04:45 PM, by WINDINGPATH20

    Every time we try to get fit and fail, we learn a little bit more about how the controls work. Maybe we lost a few pounds with strategy A, but failed with strategy B. If we go to the gym for a few weeks and give up, when we come back next time we are familiar with the inner workings, and don’t need ... Read more

  • It's Friday

    5/1/2020 11:23:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    A very windy day here today. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I had a good walk outside this morning. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • A new month and new start

    5/1/2020 3:52:59 AM, by LHILGENBERG

    Well I was doing soo good before this pandemic shutdown my gym. I know its no excuse for my bad eating, etc. Seems those bad habits will come back easily. Well starting today Im making change and will be looking for creative ways to try to stay healthy and do more at home exercises.... Read more