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  • Medical procedure

    5/14/2016 6:35:08 PM, by KRISSY82

    Next Monday, I have to have a colonoscopy. I have had digestive problems for so long, and though I did the endoscopy last year, they are pushing ... Read more

  • NEW PR

    5/2/2016 8:14:02 PM, by NURSEMEL404

    Finished my 5K in 37.33 new PR by 6 mins. Kind of bu... Read more

  • Majorly Sore

    4/19/2016 8:05:05 AM, by KRISSY82

    Yesterday I completed some leg exercises, including a couple of sets of squats. I realized I'd been doing squats wrong all along after watching ... Read more

  • Running ?? Injury

    4/11/2016 11:05:38 PM, by NURSEMEL404

    So I 3 weeks away from my half marathon. Ran 11 miles yesterday. Did not realize how much I was hurting until I started walking. So I just laid... Read more

  • In Need of Motivation

    3/30/2016 11:35:02 AM, by KRISSY82

    I keep hoping the weather will improve and stay nice, but that isn't happening. Today we started out at 25 degrees with the promise of hitting 6... Read more

  • Great Day

    3/24/2016 11:01:06 AM, by NURSEMEL404

    It is gonna be an awesome day. I am making it that way. I am going to get outside at some point and do some sort of exercise. The scale is movin... Read more

  • Sheesh,Some healthy snack

    3/23/2016 6:52:20 PM, by NURSEMEL404

    So I bought some pretzel thins and hummus thinking that would be a healthy snack. It had more calories than my breakfast or lunch. I guess it was... Read more

  • 8 mile run

    3/20/2016 4:18:13 PM, by NURSEMEL404

    I am dying. I ran 8 miles and that is the farthest I have ever run in 2:04. I am super sore and really need to go walk some of that out. I was fa... Read more

  • New PR

    3/19/2016 11:00:59 AM, by NURSEMEL404

    I beat my old PR, by less than a minute, but still. I... Read more

  • Pre Diabetes

    3/18/2016 3:52:55 PM, by NURSEMEL404

    So I got my lab work back thinking that I would have better labs since I am working out and eating better. Turns out my cholesterol is about the... Read more

  • My own harshest critic

    3/17/2016 3:17:27 PM, by NURSEMEL404

    I am exercising and trying to eat healthier. I have had a couple people tell me I look like I am slimming down or getting more toned. I can't see... Read more

  • Spring is Coming

    3/2/2016 12:23:47 PM, by KRISSY82

    As I look outside, I see snow falling and bare trees swaying in the gusty wind. Still, Spring is on its way. It s March, and I always feel hopefu... Read more

  • Being Stuck Sucks

    3/1/2016 9:13:56 AM, by NURSEMEL404

    So I figured if I run 10 miles a week, I could eat whatever I wanted to and lose weight or at least gain muscle. I have been able to maintain my... Read more

  • Running-- Just go!!

    2/8/2016 5:14:49 AM, by NURSEMEL404

    Last year I started running with a good friend. We did the couch to 5k program. I thought I was going to die after running 90 seconds. I still fe... Read more

  • This Running Thing

    2/4/2016 9:44:14 AM, by NURSEMEL404

    I signed up for a 5K in May Now I am second guessing whether I should have signed up for the half marathon. I ran 2.5 miles in 26 mins on Sunday.... Read more

  • Lately

    1/21/2016 10:54:31 AM, by KRISSY82

    It has been a complicated couple of weeks. At the start of last week, my best friend lost her brother-in-law unexpectedly. He was 33. The famil... Read more

  • Proper Diet. Advice?

    1/17/2016 7:09:29 PM, by KRISSY82

    I weighed myself today for the first time in a while. The last time I stepped on the scale, I knew the number would be higher. I didn't expect it... Read more

  • Weight Gain

    1/5/2016 12:42:29 PM, by KRISSY82

    I would love to be posting about weight loss, even if it was just a couple of pounds. Instead I am writing this blog to report weight gain. I'm a... Read more

  • Stress

    12/8/2015 2:01:09 PM, by MSNAPE28

    Life stresses are hitting me left and right. In the midst of trying to fix the universe I realized that I am loosing focus of what is important,... Read more

  • I'm here!

    12/8/2015 12:31:56 PM, by KRISSY82

    I'm still here. It's much more difficult to get on here as often as I used to, but I think of you guys often! I'm making small goals such as usin... Read more

  • Gym

    11/15/2015 7:25:09 PM, by KRISSY82

    I made it to the gym today. I told my boyfriend I wanted to go on Saturday night, building accountability. It worked! I walked for 23minute... Read more

  • Life Complications and Finding a Way to Balance it All!

    11/2/2015 12:49:46 PM, by KRISSY82

    Can you believe it is November? I'm in Central New York, and the high temperature for the day is 60! I took a short walk (7 minutes) at lunch b... Read more

  • A Wish is Not a Plan

    10/15/2015 1:41:48 PM, by KRISSY82

    I keep wishing I hadn't gained weight. 10 years ago, I was 30 pounds lighter. I can't believe I am writing either of those numbers! I do recogn... Read more

  • Ashamed, surprised, and disappointed

    10/3/2015 9:06:26 PM, by KRISSY82

    Terrible title, right? I know negativity is not fun for others to read, but if I can't be honest here, then what is the point? I've gained w... Read more

  • Miss You

    9/28/2015 1:03:02 PM, by KRISSY82

    I miss you all! I apologize for not responding to your blogs more often or showing the support you have previously shown me. Work is super hecti... Read more

  • Cold Season

    9/23/2015 12:46:53 PM, by KRISSY82

    Well, it has happened early this year. I'm pretty sure I have a cold. I work at a college in constant contact with students and staff, so it's in... Read more

  • Gastroparesis

    9/21/2015 9:35:04 AM, by LOUHARRINGTON

    I have been on spark people for a while here and I start and stop. I have problems with GERD, Hiatal hernia and was just diagnosed with Gastropar... Read more

  • The Wrong Kind of Gain

    9/16/2015 7:49:32 AM, by KRISSY82

    *Sigh* I'm up 3 pounds from the last time I weighed myself. I try not to weigh myself too often because I know I fluctuate daily based on bloatin... Read more

  • I Can and I Will!

    9/3/2015 7:51:23 AM, by KRISSY82

    Let's start on a positive note: Since I received my Fit bit on August 31st, I have walked over 10,000 steps each day. I know it's only been a fe... Read more

  • Birthday Gift

    8/31/2015 12:46:21 PM, by KRISSY82

    Today is my birthday, and it seems to be a series of problems at home and work...but the exciting part is my boyfriend bought me a Fitbit! Super ... Read more

  • Busy Times

    8/26/2015 9:23:41 AM, by KRISSY82

    I work full time as a writing tutor/mentor in my college's Learning Center. In addition, I teach a class or two each semester. This semester I wi... Read more

  • Finding My Spark

    8/18/2015 9:11:06 AM, by KRISSY82

    As the summer winds down, I find myself losing the motivation to be active. There are several reasons for this, including the humidity and a new... Read more

  • My Heart Hurts

    8/5/2015 9:25:37 AM, by KRISSY82

    For ten years, I had the kind of best friend who other people would be envious of, and I thought it was a relationship that would only strengthen... Read more

  • Little bits

    7/30/2015 3:58:15 PM, by KRISSY82

    Lately, I have been overdoing it with exercising. I'm not spending hours at the gym or doing ten mile runs. What I am doing is performing the s... Read more

  • Feeling Unmotivated

    7/14/2015 10:52:12 AM, by KRISSY82

    I am trying to be positive about this journey, but some days I'd really just rather sit on the couch than to do a minute of exercise. It's even ... Read more

  • Step Counters

    6/18/2015 3:47:05 PM, by KRISSY82

    I have been using Runtastic Me, an app on my phone, to count my steps for a couple of weeks now. This has been good for me because it has encour... Read more

  • :(

    6/11/2015 9:56:15 AM, by KRISSY82

    New study: A new study by researchers at Houston Methodist and Stanford University shows that a category of drugs commonly used to fight acid ref... Read more

  • Tips for Drinking More Water

    6/10/2015 10:18:07 AM, by KRISSY82

    I am terrible at staying hydrated. I always have been though I did better when I used to drink soda! Now, I'll often have my cup of coffee in th... Read more

  • GERD

    6/5/2015 11:29:35 AM, by KRISSY82

    I am writing this entry with the hope that someone in a similar situation may have some advice. My GERD diagnosis came a few years ago, and an e... Read more

  • Ideas for exercise

    4/19/2015 5:02:40 PM, by MAIDAMONTREAL

    For most of my life I have had memberships at various gyms around the city. I am currently a member of a gym down the street from me. The probl... Read more

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