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  • Whew!

    1/17/2015 7:09:47 PM, by _LINDA

    I started off the morning doing a 60 minute Zumba DVD, followed by a 50 minute Boxercise (with weights) and then showered. I managed to cut and ... Read more

  • Three Appointments

    1/16/2015 12:53:19 AM, by _LINDA

    First up was the spinal surgeon. He did a thorough head to neck examination, then sent me for X-Rays. He concluded the changes in my spine are ... Read more

  • This is how I am reaching my goal...

    1/15/2015 5:29:44 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    Yesterday, a gentle soul asked how I am planning on losing weight, so I thought I would post the plan here. Eating Plan 1. Eating 5x/da... Read more

  • Time related goal

    1/14/2015 8:35:02 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    I am thinking about making a time related goal. I will lose 12 pounds by Tuesday, Feb 25. That is 2# a week. In my mind I should be a... Read more

  • Rewards of exercise

    1/14/2015 7:38:57 PM, by DONNA_W

    At the suggestion of SP I had make a reward system for my progress: Massage - for every month I exercise every day for at least 10 min. Facia... Read more

  • Wow

    1/14/2015 1:53:33 PM, by FABGRAMMA

    Well hello again, looks like its been a long time since I blogged, well decided it's enough self pity time and get myself back into action. I ret... Read more

  • Addendum to Yesterday's Blog

    1/14/2015 11:58:46 AM, by _LINDA

    I was bullied in elementary school for being different, a gimp, ugly, the usual, but I did have one friend who I hung around with throughout my y... Read more

  • Doctor Visit

    1/13/2015 7:03:46 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    In 3 months I did put on weight, not that I didn't expect it. It is what it is. I did tell him of the depression and how the trip out of town wen... Read more

  • So Incredibly Sad

    1/13/2015 5:34:24 PM, by _LINDA

    I was playing with my bridge mentor Barb today. 21 years ago I came into the club not having a clue about bridge. After taking the lessons, the... Read more

  • Keep Pushing

    1/13/2015 12:27:48 AM, by PEYTKAM

    I am at day 12 and I need to remind myself to keep pushing. It is so easy to go off the rails. Here's to a strong day 13! ... Read more

  • 2 years ago.......

    1/12/2015 10:46:43 AM, by UMBLAH21

    2 years ago I weighed 255 pounds, my all time high weight. I remember feeling terrible and looking terrible. I started Spark January 2013 and lea... Read more

  • I Did It!

    1/12/2015 10:36:13 AM, by _LINDA

    I put in my request for a transfer to a new apartment building downtown. I specifically asked for a south facing suite and requested all linoleu... Read more

  • And more of me

    1/11/2015 6:29:13 PM, by JANNY316

    I am still on the feeling sorry for myself kick. It has been such a hard weekend with my RA acting up and not being able to participate in thing... Read more

  • Water Aerobics

    1/11/2015 4:04:44 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    Tomorrow is the day that I start water aerobics. I am looking forward to this. I am excited to be going back. It always amazes me at how quickly ... Read more

  • I did it!

    1/11/2015 1:08:53 PM, by SBECKER526

    At each Pink in the Rink game, the Reading Royals Charities' donates funds to the Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks and the Susan Koman Gro... Read more

  • Better Ball Day!

    1/11/2015 12:26:49 AM, by _LINDA

    Tried my hardest to sleep in. Ended up 6 hrs 42 min with an 11 min wake up with 7 restless times totaling 19 minutes. Really just made me overl... Read more

  • Feeling the Spark--This Time We'll Reach Goal

    1/10/2015 3:43:52 PM, by FONTELLAMARIE

    Even though it's only January 10 and most of us are still tending our resolutions at this point, I'm feeling strongly optimistic about 2015. Perh... Read more

  • Next Doctor Visit

    1/9/2015 11:39:48 PM, by SBECKER526

    I really do not mind visiting my internist/primary care resident and doctor. They are so focused with my care and ailments. I get nervous with ... Read more

  • Getting Back To Kicking Some Booty!!

    1/9/2015 9:36:24 PM, by JENDAN36

    I fell off track during December, what a crazy month it was! It's a new year and I'm ready to get back to making changes. I have joined Weight Wa... Read more

  • With the help...

    1/9/2015 12:42:23 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    ... of Lasix, the swelling in my feet and ankles have lessened. I imagine that monitoring my food intake has helped, since we don't eat a lot of ... Read more

  • Now This is Cold!!

    1/9/2015 7:04:26 AM, by _LINDA

    The big story around here is how cold its been. Currently its -24 C, but feels like -34 C (-11 F, feels like -29 F) The cold wouldn't really be... Read more

  • Being Me Takes Work

    1/8/2015 6:20:16 PM, by NEWMARILYN

    I just started to realize that I can be the me that I want to be. But, I need to see myself healthy, happy and normal weighted. And, I need to d... Read more

  • Moderation - what area of my life needs it?

    1/8/2015 6:01:43 PM, by DONNA_W

    When I am active sparking, I do pretty well with moderating food and exercise but I do tend to become obsessed with spark points and being very a... Read more

  • Give or take a Hundred

    1/8/2015 6:02:00 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    My daughter is very sick...flu or a bad upper respiratory infection. My husband and I were just talking about how I never get colds or viruses..... Read more

  • Nice News!

    1/7/2015 6:44:10 PM, by _LINDA

    I got a letter stating Safeway was giving me 1000 air miles for being a good customer! My mentor and I came first in a tough bridge game ... Read more

  • Back at it...

    1/7/2015 6:32:03 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    I took the holiday season off. I just was not up for the mental head trip this time around. I became depressed and simply did not care. Wen... Read more

  • Exercise was squeezed in on busy day -- YEAH

    1/5/2015 11:17:22 PM, by DONNA_W

    Today I had a busy day, well busy for a retired person. I tried to think ahead of how I might fit exercise into my day. When I looked over the ... Read more

  • 1/5/15

    1/5/2015 6:33:18 PM, by LISALOSING52

    On one of my teams, The 90 Day Challenge with my friend Pixie, she suggested we take before pics and then post a pic at the beginning of each mo... Read more

  • Nothingness is the worst!

    1/5/2015 12:09:44 PM, by NEWMARILYN

    As I was preparing for my day on today, I thought about the abyss of deep depression that I have been in for such a long time, and my futile atte... Read more

  • New Fridge & Phone Call From Doctor

    1/4/2015 9:33:33 PM, by _LINDA

    I had another relaxing visit with my sister and niece. Another feast of turkey, curried bean quinoa, sweet potato baked fries, too much again. ... Read more

  • Why the Heck not?

    1/4/2015 2:32:06 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    The whole world is crazy busy. I know that because if I need to find a friend to drive me to the pharmacy - a ten minute trip- everyone I ask i... Read more

  • Dinner And A Movie

    1/3/2015 11:30:00 PM, by _LINDA

    My sister and her daughter were in town and spent the day shopping for shoes. I met up with them at Mom's, in time for a nice turkey dinner with... Read more

  • Feeling positive

    1/3/2015 11:16:16 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am doing better with my RA. My home looks better as the clutter is dimishing. Today the upstairs closet got its floor cleared. My plans are ... Read more

  • No food is off limit

    1/2/2015 10:39:28 PM, by DONNA_W

    It was my husband's B-day so we went out to lunch, had a Tuscan Kale salad with grilled chicken. Then we saw a movie and after the movie we stop... Read more

  • New Year -Not A Great Start!

    1/2/2015 2:35:04 PM, by _LINDA

    It turned out there was a bridge game on New Year's Day after all. Seven full tables. I played with my old friend, one of the club's worst play... Read more

  • Happy Realization to Start 2015

    1/2/2015 12:26:28 AM, by ANGRITTER

    I just realized that after 2.5 years I have been able to keep 40 pounds off my body. (Insert happy dance here!) Granted, it should have been th... Read more

  • I'm back again.

    1/1/2015 8:44:46 PM, by MOODYMOLLYR

    I'm back and hoping to actually accomplish something this year, at least more than I have accomplished. Much has happened in my life and t... Read more

  • More Energy Today

    1/1/2015 7:43:28 PM, by DONNA_W

    After sleeping for 11 hours last night, I felt wonderful today and was able to get back to my routine exercise schedule. Felt good. Was going t... Read more

  • So I missed out on a lot this year...

    1/1/2015 6:02:35 AM, by ANGRITTER

    I'm back. Not 100% as I have to remember that I must learn to walk again before I can get up and run, run, run like I'm used to. I do believe I... Read more

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