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  • Workout for Functional Fitness not Weight Loss

    12/5/2016 11:39:13 AM, by LEATON1900

    A few weeks ago I took my sons to the library since they were having a special hands on engineering display. The youngest son has been on crutc... Read more

  • I need help!!

    12/4/2016 3:48:14 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I need help spreading an important message! Perfect Days do not come without delayed gratification. Too many seek the quick route to gratificat... Read more

  • I need help!!

    12/4/2016 3:48:14 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I need help spreading an important message! Perfect Days do not come without delayed gratification. Too many seek the quick route to gratificat... Read more

  • Update on "Create Your Perfect Days" Spark Team

    12/2/2016 8:19:05 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Last November 14th, I decided to change the focus of my group from building healthy relationships to "Create your 'Perfect' Days" (don't mean a... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Blahs

    11/23/2016 9:37:17 AM, by LEATON1900

    This is my first Thanksgiving as a vegetarian. I do not regret making that lifestyle change, but I am a bit apprehensive about the upcoming holi... Read more

  • On creating your 'perfect' days

    11/14/2016 10:03:34 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I got Craig Ballantyne's book and program titled "The Perfect Day Formula -- How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. It's about giving your li... Read more

  • 317 Days - A look back

    11/10/2016 9:57:22 AM, by LEATON1900

    It's always around this time of year that I start looking forward to the first of the year. I am the ultimate planner, what new years resolution... Read more

  • 5 pounds down and nervous

    11/7/2016 11:52:38 AM, by LEATON1900

    I've lost 5 of my additional 10 pounds that I thought I should lose since I reached my original goal. And the best way to describe how I'm feeli... Read more

  • My New Love - Yoga

    10/25/2016 9:53:02 AM, by LEATON1900

    Last night was my second basic yoga class after "graduating" from the absolute beginning yoga class. I do believe that I have found a new love. ... Read more

  • Back on Plan

    10/24/2016 12:09:14 PM, by LEATON1900

    I am finally feeling like I'm back on plan. Back on plan for me means I'm back on a training plan, ready to start putting in the time to train f... Read more

  • From Failures you can gain Happiness

    10/22/2016 9:22:53 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Happiness does not come from comparing your failures or successes with the successes of others, but from looking within yourself. See if the t... Read more

  • Absolute Beginner Yoga Graduate!

    10/17/2016 12:23:58 PM, by LEATON1900

    Yes, that's me. I have completed all the requirements to move from Absolute Beginner to beginner. In Tae Kwon Do terms, I earned my yellow belt... Read more

  • Biometric Screening

    10/13/2016 8:00:27 AM, by LEATON1900

    I was totally pumped to have my biometrics screening at work yesterday. Finally, I had done "all the things right" this year, and was expecting ... Read more

  • Goal?

    10/11/2016 7:37:15 AM, by LEATON1900

    I know, goal should not be followed by a question mark when you reach it. I have officially reached my original goal weight. I have lost more t... Read more

  • I will not give up my dream

    9/28/2016 6:20:57 PM, by OLDEROWL

    My motivation to eat healthy is my dream. My dream is to run a 10K without breaking out of running stride. I decided to keep track of my progre... Read more

  • I'm too busy

    9/23/2016 10:06:17 AM, by LEATON1900

    I've succumbed to the "I'm too busy" trap. That's right, I took a week off from working out hard, and I've been working on a huge project for wo... Read more

  • Post-Race Goals

    9/14/2016 8:49:34 AM, by LEATON1900

    I've been thinking a lot the last few days about what is "next". I don't have let down from the race, in fact, I am energized of being able to s... Read more

  • Race Report #OMCTRI2016

    9/12/2016 10:53:52 AM, by LEATON1900

    Race report - I finished! And was smiling at the end. That's probably all I really need to say. But for full documentation purposes I will... Read more

  • Finding time and Starting an exercise Routine

    8/30/2016 11:10:00 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I read this somewhere and put it in my Journal 1/22/16: "Is it even possible to be too busy to exercise? Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group... Read more

  • Swirling Mind

    8/29/2016 1:49:39 PM, by LEATON1900

    My mind is swirling right now, trying to piece together the last 8 months. It is first hard to figure out what has happened to the first 8 month... Read more

  • Normal BMI

    8/12/2016 4:57:37 PM, by LEATON1900

    I realize that has my "new" habits become just habits or lifestyle, that my blogging has taken a back seat. I wonder if it is because I no longe... Read more

  • Persistence Pays Off

    8/3/2016 12:05:42 PM, by LEATON1900

    31 weeks, 31 pounds gone. BMI - from bottom of obese range to knocking on the door of normal weight (30 to 25.1) Size 16 to buying size 10 pa... Read more

  • Quick Update

    7/26/2016 1:25:34 PM, by LEATON1900

    With all the ups and downs in life, I'm still basically on track. I am down 28 pounds in about 29 weeks. My exercise, while not as consistent a... Read more

  • One day at a time

    7/22/2016 2:12:17 PM, by GODWITHINME

    Just taking it day by day, meal by meal. It is so much easier to take on small goals & make better food choices when I don't look too far ahead.... Read more

  • First day back!

    7/21/2016 8:02:01 PM, by GODWITHINME

    Something has clicked in my eating habits & I knew that coming back to SP was the best thing I could do for myself. Love the community & all the ... Read more

  • 6 months! 4 miles!

    7/1/2016 5:44:24 PM, by LEATON1900

    6 months ago, I finally decided I had enough. Well, I'm going to rephrase that. 6 months I finally found the courage to change myself. I had k... Read more

  • Am I a Runner?

    6/28/2016 1:51:41 PM, by LEATON1900

    I had a discussion with mu husband last night. The main question, am I a Runner. Which makes me wonder, what is a runner? I would think a ... Read more

  • Grandma?!!? Who?? ME????

    6/23/2016 10:33:57 AM, by PIANOMOMOFTHREE

    Yep, I found out from my oldest that he and his wife are expecting in February. First grand baby on both sides. I'm trying to wrap my head arou... Read more

  • Ups and Downs

    6/23/2016 10:25:06 AM, by LEATON1900

    It seems as though I am having up days and down days, and maybe more down days than up days. My energy levels are up and down as well. Yesterda... Read more

  • Green Smoothies and What I've Noticed

    6/22/2016 3:11:06 PM, by PIANOMOMOFTHREE

    I have been sporadically trying to have a green smoothie everyday for quite awhile. I could just never get it in every, single day. I decided ... Read more

  • Disappointing Day Off

    6/22/2016 1:27:01 PM, by LEATON1900

    I took a vacation day yesterday. I was hoping for a nice run in the morning followed by time spent sorting through the kids' toys/clothes/rooms ... Read more

  • I am NOT skinny, I am healthier

    6/20/2016 2:04:35 PM, by LEATON1900

    There comes a point in every successful weight loss journey when you have loss enough weight that it really shows. I have reached that point, ac... Read more

  • The green tea cup exercise

    6/17/2016 7:25:29 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Try this exercise out. Andy Shaw in his book "Using a Bug Free Mind" describes the result of imprinting your mind with the general image of a gr... Read more

  • Don't dispair, you have the power

    6/16/2016 9:43:50 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I haven't walked your journey, but I am sure you are a worthy and powerful person. God, or the universe, or however you define it made you human... Read more

  • Self Image

    6/16/2016 2:48:47 PM, by LEATON1900

    I'm struggling with my self image today. With all the positive changes I have made, I still look in the mirror and what I think I should look li... Read more

  • Still Learning

    6/15/2016 1:35:17 PM, by LEATON1900

    It's amazing how out of touch I have been with my body. My goals this year have really lead me to a place where I am starting to center on what ... Read more

  • The Radishes Won

    6/13/2016 2:42:58 PM, by LEATON1900

    The radishes won. That sums up the garden this year. My youngest son helped my husband plant the garden, and because his favorite vegetable is ... Read more

  • Summer Cold and a Lack of Planning

    6/12/2016 9:48:31 PM, by PIANOMOMOFTHREE

    After yesterday's "planned cheat day"; I failed to plan for today!!! No breakfast options that were quick (like my refrigerator oatmeal, or a qu... Read more

  • Planned "Cheat Day"

    6/11/2016 11:59:01 PM, by PIANOMOMOFTHREE

    I really don't like the term "Cheat Day"...lots of people think that they earned or deserve one. I think if I'm going to make any permanent chan... Read more

  • Well, that was an ok run

    6/10/2016 11:27:45 AM, by LEATON1900

    Run day, workout number 4 for the week. And I give it a "meh". Not bad, not great, just ok. The good, I got up at 5 am and was out the door in... Read more

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