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  • 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

  • Today I'm grateful for. . .

    10/21/2016 7:46:11 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    There are so many thinks of which I'm grateful. But today I'm grateful for butterflies. These graceful creatures flittering around from flower ... Read more

  • Dreaded day 3

    10/19/2016 2:39:47 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    Actually Day 1 is pretty bad....but only as I've done it so many times. I remember I once started Spark I was obsessed, driven and totally ambit... Read more

  • Little Victories and Big Ones!

    10/19/2016 12:23:00 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Taking a lower mileage training week last week did wonders! I feel pretty darn good and have had several enjoyable runs. Had a 3 mile fun run a... Read more

  • OBE

    10/19/2016 9:07:26 AM, by BA5454

    I'm OBE (overcome by events, as we used to say in the military). There are a few pressing personal issues that have taken precedent over what I'm... Read more

  • Oops

    10/18/2016 4:45:02 PM, by WALKINGMAMMA

    Well....I am still here though I did not blog a few days. Busy! I still have not discovered what fitness challenge I want to tackle. I am real... Read more

  • Beautiful Fall Run

    10/16/2016 9:56:04 AM, by BA5454

    4 miles this morning at the local Metro-park on a beautiful fall-ish day. Autumn makes me happy ;-). Read more

  • Need a new fitness goal!

    10/14/2016 10:51:57 AM, by WALKINGMAMMA

    Ok....Day 2 of being back at it. I realize that I need to have a fitness goal to work towards to be my most successful self. So....now I need t... Read more

  • Phantom Pains & Mind Games

    10/13/2016 5:53:08 PM, by LDYHAZ

    I do love fall! The warm colors and the cool nights. This time of year can be very demanding and quite hectic. (for farmers) Just entering harv... Read more

  • I am BACK!

    10/13/2016 12:24:03 PM, by WALKINGMAMMA

    Well...I had much success with Spark People. I hit goal weight and maintained for awhile. Then....I got sidetracked when I started taking in fo... Read more

  • The Only Effective Exercise

    10/12/2016 8:23:16 AM, by BA5454

    I do self-talk to get out of bed for those days I need to wake up at 0500 and go to water aerobics at the gym. On Monday, it didn't work as I con... Read more

  • Judging Food

    10/11/2016 8:40:49 AM, by BA5454

    Last night I fell into the trap of judging my food again. The cookies on the counter were 'bad'. The fresh raspberries in the fridge were 'good'.... Read more

  • Goal for Today

    10/9/2016 6:32:53 AM, by BA5454

    After a 14.2 mile day yesterday (walking, with a just few miles of horseback riding thrown in), here's my goal for today: Read more

  • Saturday Morning Funny

    10/8/2016 6:23:26 AM, by BA5454

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  • WEC 5 Blog what I'm doing right this round

    10/7/2016 2:02:46 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    Reflect/write about what I'm doing right this BLC: 1. Have eliminated all refined sugar from my diet. No mochas, cane sugar, maple syrup, s... Read more

  • Now Is Not Forever

    10/7/2016 8:42:55 AM, by BA5454

    "Now is not forever and never is a load of crap." Not my sentence, but a friend had posted it on FB in connection with her difficulties in ... Read more

  • Competition vs Cooperation

    10/7/2016 8:11:04 AM, by BROOKLYN_BORN

    Thank you once again for your comments and good wishes on Joe's continued recovery. He's doing remarkably well although I will still be holding ... Read more

  • Thankful Thursday

    10/6/2016 11:14:15 AM, by BA5454

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  • Elder Care

    10/4/2016 7:36:39 PM, by BA5454

    This doesn't have anything to do w/Spark People, other than being a source of change. And change usually (not always) = increased stress. A ... Read more

  • Susan G Komen Race for the Cure Results

    10/4/2016 11:28:24 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    October 1, 2016 Clock Time 28:35 Chip Time 28:18 (9:04/mile) Place 2nd in Division 141st male finisher 186 overall 563 co... Read more

  • Oktoberfest 10K

    10/2/2016 1:39:48 PM, by BA5454

    I did the last of the Midwest Triple Crown 10Ks in Minster, Ohio this morning. I am soooo glad to say 'adios' to summer running and cannot wait f... Read more

  • Staying true

    10/1/2016 8:00:47 PM, by SHIRE33

    I am in a good mood. I still have stacks of papers to grade, but overall, I feel good. I'm looking forward to my run tomorrow. That is a fun... Read more

  • Staying true

    10/1/2016 8:00:40 PM, by SHIRE33

    I am in a good mood. I still have stacks of papers to grade, but overall, I feel good. I'm looking forward to my run tomorrow. That is a fun... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge Day 7

    9/30/2016 10:46:56 AM, by ZENMUM

    The last day of our first week. How do I feel? Actually, I feel lucky to have found this group. In the past I have joined teams and while they ha... Read more

  • Four weeks after brain surgery

    9/30/2016 7:32:37 AM, by BROOKLYN_BORN

    DH update: Joe continues to do very well. He looks and acts the same as before. He's even back to doing the dishes and scrubbing the pots. The... Read more

  • Seven Years on SparkPeople!

    9/29/2016 9:50:27 PM, by LKEITHO

    So I actually hit the seven year mark a couple of days ago on Sept 26. I have had some good times and some bad times over that period, but overal... 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

  • 400,000 points!

    9/28/2016 9:44:37 AM, by LKEITHO

    I passed the 400,000 point mark today. Only took me 7 years. I'll hit my 7th anniversary on SparkPeople tomorrow!... Read more

  • How normal people handle stress

    9/27/2016 8:03:57 PM, by SHIRE33

    So it was one of those weeks. I get to 200.8 and then things fall apart. So close! Last Tuesday afternoon my mom had a heart scare, so I pi... Read more

  • 9/27/2016: Fall 5% Challenge Day 4

    9/27/2016 10:47:56 AM, by ZENMUM

    Well, I haven't made a daily post. But I will continue to blog when I can. For now I am still working on my to do list. The next exercise tha... Read more

  • 9/24/2016: 5% Fall Challenge Day 1

    9/24/2016 1:52:17 PM, by ZENMUM

    Well, it is day one of the fall challenge. I will try to add a blog post every day. I will be using the blogs to keep track of my progress and wo... Read more

  • Adulting is Hard

    9/24/2016 9:57:57 AM, by BA5454

    I heard this from one of the kid's at the barn--she was about to turn 18, LOL. But I can appreciate the sentiment because this morning I had to m... Read more

  • 2 Pieces of Good News

    9/23/2016 6:53:28 AM, by BROOKLYN_BORN

    First of all, thank you everyone for your prayers and good wishes for Joe's recovery. His follow-up CT scan confirmed what I've been observing. ... Read more

  • Weekly Updates commitment

    9/22/2016 4:08:57 PM, by BF20PERCENT

    I have not been very committed myself losing weight this year. Since the weather is getting nicer, I am going to update weekly (probably Saturda... Read more

  • Hello Fall!

    9/22/2016 7:54:58 AM, by BA5454

    First day of fall/autumn today y'all. I don't know what it is about the fall but it super charges me up where summer drains me. It should be the ... Read more

  • Funny Monday

    9/19/2016 8:34:18 AM, by BA5454

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  • New RV, and a promise to myself

    9/17/2016 9:39:13 PM, by LKEITHO

    I picked up my new Type B RV (basically a converted Mercedes Sprinter van called a Roadtrek CS XL) and drove it home from Tucson today. I am maki... Read more

  • Air Force Half

    9/17/2016 3:46:42 PM, by BA5454

    The Air Force half this morning makes my 7th half-marathon overall. It was a good one, today, too. The rain stopped at the start and left it pret... Read more

  • That is not how I want to age

    9/16/2016 9:44:19 AM, by SHIRE33

    Last July I was sitting in my dad's hospital room, helping him recover from carotid surgery after a series of small strokes. I had recently been ... Read more

  • All Tingly

    9/16/2016 8:46:24 AM, by BA5454

    Happy Friday! And why didn't anyone tell me I have spinach in my teeth? Read more

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