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  • 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

  • I am back, after a very, very long break.

    3/9/2015 8:22:12 AM, by GREASE31

    I am back, after a very, very long break, which seeems to, have lasted forever, & @ times, has felt like, it!!!! !!!! !!!!. Recently i have... Read more

  • Teaching again!

    9/14/2014 3:22:07 PM, by TEACHINGAGAIN

    I'm teaching again! We've moved and I'm teaching in Edgerton, a small town in Minnesota! I was featured in our local paper (which features all ... Read more

  • No more excuses......

    9/12/2014 4:14:11 PM, by SHAMAN29

    Welp....I have no more excuses. I can't exercise because work is getting in the way. Nope...sorry...you're on sabbatical. Get up off you... Read more

  • 9/7/14

    9/7/2014 9:56:42 PM, by NURSEMEL404

    I am getting frustrated. I am exercising 5-6 days a week. I have cut oyt all sodas. i am trying really hard to stay within my calorie range and e... Read more

  • Ughh...Still trucking

    8/18/2014 12:25:26 AM, by MSNAPE28

    For the first time in a long time I am a bit down. I am tired. The kids are going back to school, my mom is ill, running my own business...It c... Read more

  • Life...& Death

    8/15/2014 8:17:01 PM, by MSNAPE28

    One of my many current challenges is find time to really take care of me. My mother is terminally ill with stage 4 breast cancer and currently n... Read more

  • Dealing with age issues and being older than work colleagues

    8/10/2014 1:11:40 PM, by MAIDAMONTREAL

    I know I have been inactive for several months and I just cannot seem to get my act together but I am doing the best I can for myself. Bit by bi... Read more

  • Saturday Swim with the family,

    8/3/2014 3:25:23 AM, by MSNAPE28

    Today my children and close family friends had an unplanned pool day. We were in the pool all day until 10pm. Just off to bed now. Tired but h... Read more

  • Another day...

    7/30/2014 10:54:08 PM, by MSNAPE28

    Today I am a little sore from the painting and stretching. Still trying to get a schedule that works for me. So much going on right now, but I ... Read more

  • Painting and stretching!

    7/29/2014 6:01:55 PM, by MSNAPE28

    Today I painted my kitchen. It is small but required a bit of climbing and stretching. Then I realized, I have not been stretching. Mental not... Read more

  • Showing Up

    7/28/2014 9:17:12 PM, by MSNAPE28

    I am here to pursue better health. Life has gotten away from me and I am again neglecting myself. So hard to break old habits. Anyway I am sho... Read more

  • Challenages with the RV group

    6/3/2014 11:30:10 AM, by BOOBERRY

    I am very thankful for Sharon putting in her time and expertise putting these challenges together. Some of them have been tough like cutting o... Read more


    3/14/2014 8:22:59 AM, by AUNTIEKELLY

    Until recently, I have always purchased melon whole and cut it to eat. I saw the precut deli melon as costly and maybe a little lazy. Now, even... Read more

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