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Ugh
4/16/2014 12:44:21 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday was not a good day for me. My oldest teen aged son and I spent the majority of the day is a series of power struggles. All day I had been w...  Read more

OSDOWNS

The trouble with sleeping - Day 16
4/16/2014 7:23:50 AM,  3 COMMENTS

What's going well: 1. I feel FANTASTIC 2 .I am starting to look better in my clothes 3. My complexion has improved 4. My Achilles Tendon is st...  Read more

NEWLITTLE1

I Think I Have a Problem
4/15/2014 11:21:37 PM,  2 COMMENTS

...annnnnd I am pretty sure I am addicted to the gym. WHY haven't I figured this out years ago? :P I find myself WANTING to go to the gym, much mor...  Read more

ILOVEBIOLOGY

Keeping Track of my Miles for the Week
4/15/2014 11:09:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Unfortunately, I do not have a pedometer, so can't accurately track my miles I put in by just walking daily, but I have been to the gym 5 out of the l...  Read more

ILOVEBIOLOGY

The terrible sleep eating daemon within
4/15/2014 5:56:36 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a day of rest. I still did yoga and got my homework done. I went to class and was surrounded by twizzlers, fried chicken, chips, and b...  Read more

NEWLITTLE1

I'm Doing a Health Article for Work...
4/14/2014 11:58:54 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Which is about the health benefits of a Mediterranean-based diet, and I need to do a lot of research about symptoms/health risks of a poor diet. ...  Read more

ILOVEBIOLOGY

Rest the body - Feed the brain - Day 14
4/14/2014 1:08:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today officially marks 2 weeks. 2 weeks of fun, fitness, and food (good food I might add) So, today, I rest... taking it easy on my injury. L...  Read more

NEWLITTLE1

Half way there!!
4/14/2014 10:23:43 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Today is day 50 of my 100 day exercise goal!! I cant believe I've come this far. That's not true... I can believe it. Some things that have happe...  Read more

OSDOWNS

Let there be light at the end of my tunnel - Light is spelled MOTIVATION
4/13/2014 12:20:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

When you start to get healthy with a friend It's great because you have motivation. My and one of my besties started this journey together 12 days ag...  Read more

NEWLITTLE1

Wow, Lots of Changes
4/13/2014 12:15:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Last week, Tuesday night an old friend of mine invited me and the children to the beach (Kure Beach, south of Carolina Beach, an island really) to sta...  Read more

ILOVEBIOLOGY

This morning is a struggle..... bad choices for the body... Good choices for the soul
4/12/2014 7:07:53 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Had a couple of glasses of wine with friends last night... went to bed too late... didn't sleep well.... Groggy this morning. My workout partner doe...  Read more

NEWLITTLE1

Body... You can't get me down... I will find a way
4/11/2014 3:34:34 PM,  2 COMMENTS

234 I got my Achilles Tendon checked out and it turns out that I have micro tares in my tendon. The only walking I can do is point a-b type st...  Read more

NEWLITTLE1

Week 4 to 41
4/10/2014 9:45:04 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Before I talk about running on faith..Mr. Clapton sings it so much better- youtu.be/36Yl6O6OR9Y Not so much running on faith, newsflash...runni...  Read more

TRACEY_WILSON

The difference between burn and pain
4/10/2014 11:08:39 AM,  3 COMMENTS

The past 2 days my Achilles tendon has been hurting - at first, it was just an ache, now it's pain. BUT instead of giving up, I have tried to find ac...  Read more

NEWLITTLE1

Rain Rain Go away - oh wait! You can't stop me!
4/9/2014 9:20:25 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Rainy morning yet again - so.... found the HDMI cable, hooked up the lap top, and laughed hysterically through 30 minutes of Yoga and 40 minutes of ve...  Read more

NEWLITTLE1

And on the 7th day, I rested - Day EIGHT!
4/8/2014 9:17:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday I rested... Does that mean I stopped? NOPE and guess what?!?!?! TODAY: 1. The scale moved 2. I slept until it was time to get...  Read more

NEWLITTLE1

Trying to be Re-energized after a short break.
4/7/2014 1:44:14 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I've gotten back on the train after the slight slide of the last few days. (I really don't like my cycle.) Got more fruit back in the house and some...  Read more

RLLRKAT

Listening to my body's cues
4/7/2014 12:45:50 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I have found in the past that day 7 is a make or break moment for me... today is day 7.... I could have made excuses today - it's rainy and fran...  Read more

NEWLITTLE1

Hard to even out calories
4/6/2014 2:22:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I find that each day, at the end of the day, I am fighting to eat my minimum calories. Focus for the next few days: Eating evenly. Try to hav...  Read more

NEWLITTLE1

Feels good
4/6/2014 10:38:24 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Went on a two mile walk on a loop around the lake. Apparently it's turtle season because you could see gazillion turtles sunning on the logs. Like ev...  Read more

SANSAL427

day 4 how do I count these???
4/6/2014 8:53:50 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I will call today day 4 and just see how it goes. Have had a very upset tummy since last Monday. Immodium has become my friend. AND according to...  Read more

WILLITWORK1

I did it!
4/5/2014 6:27:15 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I completed my 5k today!!! WooHoo!!!! I walked 3.25 miles in 1:00:06. So pleased. 104 334 521 311...  Read more

OSDOWNS

Let's try this one more time!
4/5/2014 2:58:46 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Not even going to try to come up with excuses. Yeah I had surgery, yeah I went through family stuff... Need to stop coming up with excuses. DAY...  Read more

NEWLITTLE1

Week 3 and first 10 down :)
4/3/2014 12:28:07 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Britt Nicole - week 3 fight song "All This Time"youtu.be/DP4Kl0Cfywc "How do I know what I believe? Well, I'm not the same me, and that's all...  Read more

TRACEY_WILSON

5k on Saturday
4/3/2014 10:05:48 AM,  5 COMMENTS

In February I set a goal to do a 5k. First step was to actually register for it. I did that. Next step was to train for it. I've been doing that. Toda...  Read more

OSDOWNS

Day 39
4/3/2014 6:19:39 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Today is day 39 of my 100 days of exercise and day 37 without sugar. I have to say I feel pretty good. This week has been a rough one emotionally...  Read more

OSDOWNS

My Time Off!
4/2/2014 9:52:29 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Leilani and I went to Pine Knoll Shores, Havelock Island, Beaufort and Emerald Isle Beach on our two days off. Here are a few pictures that I took! ...  Read more

BKNOCK

Day 3
4/2/2014 6:59:15 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Now a streak of 2 days.. How funny! Still no where near being back to my morning 3 +miles of running but I'm working on it. Planning on mowing toda...  Read more

WILLITWORK1

Moving On
4/1/2014 8:22:55 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm not as grumpy about the Weight Watchers thing anymore. I started a new DietBet today, and am ready to roll! My sister and a fellow grad student ar...  Read more

DUKEFAN86

5% Challenge - #8 - Stratagize!
4/1/2014 8:07:45 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Ok, so in the past I've had several big roadblocks. 1. Desire - I wasn't really ready. 2. Belief - Didn't really believe in myself enough to accep...  Read more

RLLRKAT

Day 2 of Spark streak
4/1/2014 8:03:41 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Yesterday I Sparked. Yes, I really did. I'm using the MPT to motivate, center, and contain me. Happy day to all and see you tomorrow....  Read more

WILLITWORK1

Frustration with Weight Watchers Sign-up
3/31/2014 12:39:42 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I haven't signed up for Weight Watchers yet, and I'm already frustrated with it! Why? Because I've spent a good 30-45 minutes trying to sign up online...  Read more

DUKEFAN86

Gotta Say, I am Loving Life Right Now
3/30/2014 12:49:42 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The title pretty much says it all. :o) Friday was great with my guy, plans were made for fun stuff. I bartended last night for a private party...  Read more

ILOVEBIOLOGY

Ugh. Off two days. I'm getting started again.
3/30/2014 6:54:09 AM,  6 COMMENTS

This time of the month (every month) always plays havoc with my eating and exercising. Just have to get over it and get back on track. Despite the...  Read more

RLLRKAT

5% Challenge - Motivation
3/30/2014 6:43:06 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Why I want to lose weight is clearly stated on the front of my Sparkpage. My Goals: To live a healthier lifestyle, lose a little weight in the p...  Read more

RLLRKAT

TGIF :o)
3/28/2014 10:29:30 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yay, it's Friday! Today also happens to be my kids' last day before Spring Break, ohhhh Lordy! ;) I hope I can think of enough stuff for them to...  Read more

ILOVEBIOLOGY

Day 33
3/28/2014 7:01:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today I am 1/3 of the way to my goal. Today is day 33 of my 100 days of exercise. I also happen to be at day 31 without added sugar! Wow, a whole mont...  Read more

OSDOWNS

week 2
3/27/2014 11:57:18 AM,  0 COMMENTS

1,2,3 more pounds gone baby! My fight song for the week- Keith Urban "You Gonna Fly" youtu.be/vHi59pMU3H4 So I'm 6/10, only 4 more pounds to go...  Read more

TRACEY_WILSON

Need a couple opinions/suggestions on my kids and exercise.....
3/27/2014 9:07:42 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I have two kids that are polar opposites. One is tall and skinny and can eat anything without impacting his weight and health. The other, not so mu...  Read more

RLLRKAT

5% Challenge Routine Listing
3/27/2014 8:58:47 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Check List Do you already have a daily routine that includes your fitness and well being? Yes Do you have it where you see it often? It'...  Read more

RLLRKAT

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