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How to go Cruising and Not Gain Weight
4/7/2014 6:21:08 PM,  7 COMMENTS

3rd cruise under my belt, and 2nd that I did not gain weight. Here are my suggestions and what I do to make sure I don't come home packing more wei...  Read more

KASHMIR

Week 11 - Running and Tasting - Saint-Augustine
4/7/2014 10:19:00 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I ended Week 11 marathon training with only 3 runs this week but many many steps! I walk every day... like really walk - my fitbit is off my char...  Read more

JULIA_RUN2SMILE

2014 Inaugural Excalibur 10 Miler
4/7/2014 9:13:28 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Better Late than Never! 20 We got locked out of the Space Coast Marathon/Half this past November so I looked around and found the same Race Dire...  Read more

MIRAGE727

ORRRC (Xenia) Half-Marathon Recap
4/6/2014 4:14:29 PM,  19 COMMENTS

The race today was awesome. I had 2 prerequisites going in: it had to cheap and it had to be close. The early bird discount for this race (they also h...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

My Special Dessert
4/6/2014 3:43:55 PM,  18 COMMENTS

I have had dessert every night after dinner for the past 6 months since I've started my eating plan. I started searching for an acceptable dessert....  Read more

TERI-RIFIC

MARCH Goals and Moving Spring!
4/5/2014 8:22:48 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My March goals were : Consistency! // My March Report Card : B+ ;0) 1) Track and on track with food - Eat well balanced meals within calorie range.....  Read more

JULIA_RUN2SMILE

Mount TC Jester & Four for the Park
4/5/2014 5:21:47 PM,  4 COMMENTS

:46 run :30 walk seconds Ran 152:07 minutes 12.05 miles 1391 cal. Avg. HR: 115 Max HR: 137 Avg. Pace: 12:37 (12:37) Ran 8 miles with a...  Read more

RUN4FOOD

Glasses, Tight Shoestrings, and Staying in Condition
4/5/2014 5:05:50 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I got my new glasses. They have removable magnetic parts at the temple corners that make them like goggles, especially good for cycling. The lenses ar...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

What does my new profile picture tell you?
4/5/2014 6:56:26 AM,  27 COMMENTS

8 years since my last half marathon and I’m still smiling. Mile 12 and I want to finish happy. I carry my own water (and cough drops,...  Read more

BROOKLYN_BORN

Death, depression and Daffodils
4/4/2014 5:05:53 PM,  15 COMMENTS

First off, for those of you who sent well wishes and prayers in the past few weeks, I thank you much. This has been extremely devastating and exhausti...  Read more

CHANGINGHORSES

My new message board signature
4/4/2014 1:50:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I decided to change my signature to read. "Coleader of Organized Life and Time Management team. Coleader of Healthy Lifestyle Sparkers team ...  Read more

OLDEROWL

Daily Visualization Task plus my Goofy Husband
4/4/2014 11:36:48 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Yesterday the Spark Coach daily visualization task was to imagine carrying something that represents how much weight you have lost/want to lose. We...  Read more

TERI-RIFIC

Scanned Finally
4/4/2014 10:09:41 AM,  11 COMMENTS

My friend, Bertie, who took these pictures asked that I scan and post them, so here goes: Here's a picture of me finishing the 1500 meter walk...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

RUNNERS UNITE!
4/4/2014 9:48:37 AM,  10 COMMENTS

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/27/self-mag
azine-cancer-survivor_n_5043271.html Last night, Dunedin Running Club in Dunedin, FL ran down Edge...  Read more

MIRAGE727

Keeping up with myself
4/3/2014 2:55:35 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Hello Spark Friends! I have been wanting to blog for days now but things keep getting in the way. Good things! Finally! (I've set myself a timer s...  Read more

THINRONNA

Get Motivated
4/2/2014 7:08:47 PM,  13 COMMENTS

There's a bit more to being or getting motivated than a bunch of words. That being said, here are some favorite words for you (and reminders for me) t...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Unexpected Motivation
4/2/2014 1:25:45 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I enjoyed a slow, easy run on the TM today with almost no coughing. Just missed two runs due to the cold. I'm back!! There are some new signs at the...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

BLC24 Week 11 CICO
4/2/2014 10:25:34 AM,  1 COMMENTS

BLC 24 Week 11 CICO Wednesday 26 March: Calories Eaten: 2000+ BMR: 1341 Exercise: 416 Differential: +243 Thursday 27 March: Calor...  Read more

SIOBHANKNITS

1 Month Left Before I Graduate
4/2/2014 1:10:58 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I will be a somewhat absent participant (as I have been these last few weeks but wanted to let you all know that I'm 'still' here behind the scenes....  Read more

HOBBESIS49

My Body is Finally Catching On.
4/1/2014 7:08:40 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Normally I go right at it, over do my training, and then break myself. Not this time. I am not focusing on weight loss, and YES I am gaining....  Read more

KONRAD695

Heading home...
4/1/2014 4:55:04 PM,  5 COMMENTS

As much as I have enjoyed the warm 80+ degree temps, low humidity, and great southwestern cuisine, I am ready to get home to be with DW and the puppie...  Read more

PLMITCH

The universe loves April's Fools
4/1/2014 11:17:05 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I swear I no sooner hit the period on the last blog when I could feel the stars twirling and laughing in its meniachal laugh. I no sooner start...  Read more

HOPEFULHIPPO

Merry Christmas! Or is it Happy April Fish?
4/1/2014 8:15:18 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Or how about something more vintage-y and French? And fishy. Apparently fish were a 'thing' back in the day (an 18th and 19th century d...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

I must choose WISELY because I have been choosing POORLY.
4/1/2014 8:01:47 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I was halfway through the box of wheat thins when I realized that something was wrong. I wasn’t unhappy or upset. This wasn’t emotional eating...  Read more

BROOKLYN_BORN

Whan that Aprille
4/1/2014 7:54:48 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I have to admit that in HS I hated reading the Canterbury Tales. I appreciated reading them in College and now in my old age I find that I'm glad t...  Read more

TERI-RIFIC

First International Race! London!
3/31/2014 8:23:59 PM,  6 COMMENTS

RACE REPORT! 665 Richmond Half-Marathon - Richmond Borough of London England 312 This is a race report for a Half-Marathon I ran Sunday Ma...  Read more

RUNNERKDB

First 5K of the year
3/31/2014 2:57:54 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Sunday was the Purple 5K in Billings. I have a whopper of a cold and laryngitis. But my feet still worked. I didn't PR but did better than I though...  Read more

DEBBYFROMMT

My Biggest Loser Run Walk Half Marathon
3/31/2014 12:13:23 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Today the BL crew was in town to host a local run/walk. So I participated. Here's my race in pictures. I'm putting together my stats for a separate...  Read more

NINETOZE

March update
3/30/2014 4:12:30 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Just a quick update. No, I haven't given up again (yet). :D I am swamped this time of year with end-of-semester work and also beginning-of-season farm...  Read more

SHIRE33

Last 'long' run before the longer run
3/30/2014 2:50:51 PM,  14 COMMENTS

My last long run was yesterday at 5.26 miles. Done on the TM, because it's Ohio and there were sheets of rain, then sleet then snow. That's just how w...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Week 10 Marathon Training is Over!
3/30/2014 12:39:39 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I am lacking sleep. Source - stress. Consequence: I am not performing well, I am tired and irritable... and I really feel like eating .. junk! (...  Read more

JULIA_RUN2SMILE

Very good trip to Arizona
3/29/2014 11:33:21 PM,  6 COMMENTS

After this winter on the Delmarva peninsula, any reason to go to Arizona would make it a good trip, but as it turned out, this one was even better tha...  Read more

PLMITCH

Buffalo Bayou
3/29/2014 11:26:45 AM,  5 COMMENTS

:45 run :30 walk seconds Ran 145:49 minutes 11.5 miles 1400 cal. Avg. HR: 116 Max HR: 131 Avg. Pace: 12:40 (12:40) Good run. Actually...  Read more

RUN4FOOD

Powerful Short Autobiography
3/29/2014 9:32:07 AM,  18 COMMENTS

If you haven't read Portia Nelson's Autobiography in Five Short Chapters, I recommend you do so: www.dwlz.com/Motivation/tips26.html I see...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Thoughts on the scale
3/28/2014 9:02:40 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I find that scale of mine has more ups and downs than an elevator (ba da bum). I go in cycles where I don’t feel like weighing in, to getting on the s...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

spring in paris 2: the promenade plantée/coulée verte
3/28/2014 12:43:31 PM,  14 COMMENTS

just so the rest of you know spring is really coming … it's here in Paris. in fact, i passed bunches of dying daffodils but did not take pictures of...  Read more

STRIVER57

NOT a Diet, Exercise, Healthy Living Blog
3/28/2014 10:41:19 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Hey there! I feel like it's been forever since I blogged. This one is for my lovely Sparkfriends who have been asking for updates on previous blogs...  Read more

KANSASROSE67

Piriformis syndrome- who knew? And halfway to goal
3/28/2014 8:47:27 AM,  21 COMMENTS

So, the afternoon after the 8K my hip was a little stiff. But it was better by the time I got home so I ran a practice 5K and it started hurting again...  Read more

TERI-RIFIC

G-R-A-D-U-A-L spells “ME”
3/28/2014 8:14:28 AM,  25 COMMENTS

I admire those who go “cold turkey” – no sugar, no caffeine, no TV etc. I just was never very good at all or nothing. Still, I want to improve...  Read more

BROOKLYN_BORN

How many people did *not* run today?
3/28/2014 1:19:36 AM,  12 COMMENTS

That's what I have to ask myself when I run but am not satisfied with my efforts. Remember, Self, you did more today to achieve fitness than millions...  Read more

HEALTHIERKEN

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