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  • Another injury

    3/4/2015 9:47:36 AM, by JANNY316

    I am totally frustrated today. I think I slipped on some ice and have injured my foot / ankle and this once again sidelines me for movement! I ... Read more

  • A Confession

    3/3/2015 5:59:54 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I have still been messing around with the three pound yoyo my body plays with . Lose three, gain three, lose three, gain three....and repeat ad n... Read more

  • Non Scale Victory - needed smaller bathing suit

    3/2/2015 1:38:05 PM, by DONNA_W

    Today I went to do my water jogging and my bathing suit which admittedly was getting too big and stretched out was soaking wet. I had hung it to... Read more

  • Red Cross Lifeguard certification course. Saving my own life.

    3/2/2015 10:03:15 AM, by MIAMIRN

    I"m taking a Red Cross Lifeguard certification course! It's mind blowing really. The whole course is geared towards saving people's lives. I m... Read more

  • March 1,2015

    3/1/2015 6:56:53 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    Its snowing again. One day closer to spring. Today my ra pain was too much to workout. I got my nails done,that hurts ,lol. Read more

  • Smart Start March!

    3/1/2015 3:58:04 PM, by _LINDA

    My stats for February were 261.9 miles for a daily average of 9.35 miles a day. Steps were 597042 for a daily average of 21322 average steps per... Read more

  • The greatest 5 reasons of all

    3/1/2015 3:30:04 PM, by ESHARA43

    the greatest 5 reasons for me to workout are as follows 1. I want to be able to feel better about myself and to reach my goal of losing weight.... Read more

  • Feeling good

    2/28/2015 11:21:43 PM, by SBECKER526

    I met friends for breakfast at 8 am on a Saturday at the Tomcat cafe. This restaurant got best in Berks again. The menu is overwhelming. The ... Read more

  • Back Intact

    2/28/2015 7:35:39 PM, by _LINDA

    Felt a lot better today and Mom and I set off for a nice hike. Still fairly cold (14 F, feels like 0, -10 C, feels like -18 C) So off to the of... Read more

  • February Goal Review and New Goals for March

    2/28/2015 5:15:15 PM, by DONNA_W

    green bar = lean weight, purple bar = fat weight. Together they = total wei... Read more

  • Bad Luck And Trouble

    2/26/2015 10:47:07 PM, by _LINDA

    Mom and Angus picked me up from home, we did a brief grocery shopping trip and went to her home. I was bending over to grab my slippers... Read more

  • Mid-way BLC 27

    2/26/2015 7:25:59 PM, by 4-1HEALTHYCYNDI

    First and foremost I want to thank all of you who have read my last several posts. I always like to do personal thanks but... it's been a hectic... Read more

  • Quiet, but good day

    2/25/2015 11:33:43 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am doing so much better at the gym. I am using the elliptical trainer for cardio. I expect to start cycling at home on Saturday. Next week I... Read more

  • Best Fitness Week Yet!

    2/25/2015 12:49:08 AM, by _LINDA

    Spending a lot of time on getting my steps in for the challenge. My weekly Fitbit stats: Total steps 171,558 daily average: 24508 steps! 74... Read more

  • Been a While

    2/24/2015 11:59:03 AM, by CANMERA

    Wow it has been a very long time since I posted here. My last year has been with Physio 2 times in a week. I have a hard time thinking now as I ... Read more

  • Joined a New Gym

    2/23/2015 10:14:49 AM, by JKANT88

    I found a gym close to my new house that has what I need. I had been a member of the JCC, but it was too far away so I ended up almost never goi... Read more

  • Trying To Teach An Old Dog New Tricks..

    2/22/2015 1:39:56 PM, by _LINDA

    So my very helpful relatives want my trip to go as smoothly as possible. The first step was installing something called Dropbox. Oh its so goo... Read more

  • Feeling better

    2/21/2015 11:12:23 PM, by SBECKER526

    The pool was great. It was -20 degrees with the wind chill outside. My damp hair froze. As I drove home, the water ran down my back as my hair... Read more

  • A GREAT idea

    2/20/2015 5:42:50 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I have been back on the EAT to LiVE program. I'm pleased to hear that a few of you have been following it also and are experiencing significant ... Read more

  • Catching up!

    2/19/2015 9:15:53 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am returning to my activities as I reach week 6 of my healing. I get to go to the pool to swim tomorrow. I had a 12 page newsletter to edit a... Read more

  • The scale, like the people on the bus

    2/19/2015 6:30:12 PM, by DONNA_W

    Sometimes when I get on the scale that childhood song "the people on the bus go up and down" goes through my mind. Last week I did my weigh in a... Read more

  • Feeling Groovy!

    2/18/2015 12:10:06 PM, by _LINDA

    So I woke up feeling pretty good this morning (except for the stuffed nose) The pain was quite manageable so I dove right into exercise. I did ... Read more

  • Been sick...

    2/18/2015 11:42:02 AM, by ECHOJULIET

    You guessed it. The Hubs brought home another bug, and of course with my immune system as wonky as it is, I picked it up. This is day 3 and I am ... Read more

  • Messy house, Healthy body!

    2/18/2015 9:04:27 AM, by GRATEFUL_MOM_3

    On one of my walk away the pounds videos Leslie Sansone talks about leaving the dirty laundry on the floor and exercising because it's ok to have... Read more

  • Low Carbs has been helping

    2/17/2015 7:13:48 PM, by DONNA_W

    I kind of slowed down in my weight loss, so took the advise of the coaches and reviewed what worked and what didn't by reviewing my past trackin... Read more

  • Be Mine

    2/17/2015 7:12:58 PM, by 4-1HEALTHYCYNDI

    On Valentine's Day my husband surprised me with a card (we often don't get them) and it had me in happy tears. Basically it told me how much he ... Read more

  • Not quite off the wagon, but falling.....

    2/16/2015 9:22:05 PM, by GRATEFUL_MOM_3

    Well, I have been off the beaten path a few weeks now. I didn't completely fall off the wagon, but almost!! I was recently blessed with a new j... Read more

  • I probably said it before...

    2/16/2015 3:12:03 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    ....but I'm sayin' it again. JUST DO it. I've regained some weight (about 9 lbs--maybe a little less). I have NOT been eating according to Do... Read more

  • Winter is rearing it's ugly head

    2/16/2015 1:23:54 PM, by JANNY316

    Well, at home today due to ice falling and snow coming right behind it. I am very over winter right now. But on the good side, I was able to go... Read more

  • Reading and listing questions

    2/15/2015 9:53:46 AM, by SBECKER526

    I see my primary care doctor and his resident on March 3. I am getting away for a day to see the Philadelphia Flower Show on March 2. Each day ... Read more

  • Feeling low for a few hours

    2/13/2015 11:36:14 PM, by SBECKER526

    I really felt low for a few hours. I now see the reports from all medical tests. I'm not happy about having ankylosing spondylitis and fused di... Read more

  • Good Day But..

    2/13/2015 6:47:06 PM, by _LINDA

    Thanks to the overpowering tiredness from the allergy medicine I have been sleeping longer in spite of the pain, but also think its not as severe... Read more

  • Gimme Some Lovin'!

    2/12/2015 10:51:09 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I was just looking through my devotions and came across what I'd written yesterday about loving myself NOW rather than AFTER I lose weight. I wr... Read more

  • Enjoying each day

    2/11/2015 10:18:46 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am enjoying each day. I am getting plenty of rest. I am able to listen to my body concerning fatigue and pain. Gradually I am cooking more a... Read more

  • New Year's Ramblings

    2/11/2015 7:45:59 PM, by 4-1HEALTHYCYNDI

    "Don't let other people tell you what you want." – Pat Riley It’s been a long time between blogs. I know, I know. Everyone wants to know... Read more

  • Lovin' the Fattie

    2/11/2015 6:14:35 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    2-11-15 Diet and Such Today’s food list: Smoothie with some juice , assorted frozen fruit. One frozen banana, plain homemade soy yogurt, and... Read more

  • Adjusting to My New Reality

    2/11/2015 7:23:12 AM, by _LINDA

    Changes in my disease can happen lightening quick. As did this spinal pain. I now have constant pain from my mid to lower back that radiates ... Read more

  • Pete? No, it's REpeat!

    2/9/2015 11:45:27 PM, by LOLLYLOOP

    So, here I am again....my own personal groundhog day, set to repeat over and over until I get it right. Is this the time, I finally figure out t... Read more

  • Monday Feb 9,2015

    2/9/2015 6:36:30 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    It snowed again,i walked a half mile today outside,forgot to put my fitbit on. I got a 30 minute workout done and 60 minutes of yoga,a great day... Read more

  • Taking time to heal

    2/9/2015 12:01:14 AM, by SBECKER526

    I am finding that my recent surgery is taking time to heal. I am using my time wisely and not doing too much. My car was discontinued in the US... Read more

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