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  • How have I been doing?

    8/30/2015 7:35:30 AM, by RACHSW1MS

    I wanted to reflect on how I'm handling my fitness goals now that I'm back at work. I'm a teacher and I work 8 hours a day, sometimes more. Whe... Read more

  • Progress... Not perfection

    8/21/2015 11:11:33 PM, by CHARVEY352

    This well has been such a strange week. I say strange ... Read more

  • 150 day streak trophy

    8/16/2015 11:53:44 AM, by JENNIFERSLETTER

    150 days of faithful tracking and I don't have 45# to show for it :) the last few weeks I've added a lot of exercise. A very well timed article ... Read more

  • Pondering and goal for next week

    8/16/2015 6:07:12 AM, by JWOURMS

    Migraine drugs seem to be working, but not entirely. Auras 4 days in a row, turned into migraine 2. Drugs and sleep sorted. Crohns acted up, but ... Read more

  • I crushed it!

    8/13/2015 10:31:52 AM, by RACHSW1MS

    Hi Sparkers, I just wanted to update you all on my number 1 goal for my summer break. I am a teacher and I had 9 weeks off for summer break... Read more

  • Seahawks Training Camp

    8/8/2015 12:13:01 PM, by KATIEASP

    I'm going to Seahawks Training Camp today!!! So excited.... :)... Read more

  • Tofu cake and strange uses for peanut butter

    8/2/2015 8:02:08 AM, by JWOURMS

    Day 3 Sweets in the evening are my downfall. So this week (if we manage to get the electrics fixed...Victorian Terraces ARG!) my plan is to ... Read more

  • Last day of Summer Swim Team

    7/30/2015 8:36:42 PM, by KATIEASP

    Tomorrow is the last day of summer swim team practice :( ..... that means I will have 10 years of coaching SSL under my belt :) Happy... Read more

  • Here we go again

    7/30/2015 9:38:59 AM, by JWOURMS

    Okaiiiy. Things have been up and down but after a recent trip - I've got to take a bite OUT of the weight loss goal. Two things showed ... Read more

  • 125 day streak!

    7/22/2015 10:21:03 PM, by JENNIFERSLETTER

    This is officially the longest amount of time I've ever stuck with a plan, every day. 4 months, 40# gone. 43 to go. I'll probably do a half... Read more

  • Everyday is a battle

    7/18/2015 12:31:28 PM, by RACHSW1MS

    Every morning I wake up I have an internal battle with myself in my head. Every day is a battle of whether I'm going to exercise and eat healthy... Read more

  • Searching...

    7/14/2015 12:40:37 AM, by KATIEASP

    I feel like I'm searching for something, but I'm not sure what it is or where to look for it.... I did get over 18,000 steps today!! My best... Read more

  • Half Way Through the Season!

    7/13/2015 1:15:51 AM, by KATIEASP

    I can't believe that we are already halfway through the summer swim league season. 3 weeks left! Also, 200 points after posting this today!... Read more

  • Im sticking to my own ways

    7/9/2015 6:59:44 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    I have had steady weight loss but can sometimes get stuck but, being diabetic, I was having low blood sugar readings in the afternoons. Friends ... Read more

  • Week 1 Done

    7/5/2015 12:50:25 PM, by RACHSW1MS

    Today was the first week of the Beach Body Challenge that I started. My three goals were to drink lots of water, drink Shakeology for breakfast ... Read more

  • GLOWS!

    6/28/2015 8:24:24 PM, by KATIEASP

    Today was the 11th annual Green Lake Open Water Swim. I have worked it the past 9 years. It's such a fun open water swimming event on the little ... Read more

  • First Day of Swim Team

    6/23/2015 12:08:33 AM, by KATIEASP

    Total Success!! And it was so much fun! We are totally full, it was awesome to see all the kids from last summer! I got over 16,000 steps for the... Read more

  • Summer Swim Team!!

    6/21/2015 11:07:52 PM, by KATIEASP

    Tomorrow is the start of the Summer Swim Team that I coach and I am super excited!! It's also the start of my early summer mornings... working at... Read more

  • Talked to the Boss

    6/20/2015 11:38:54 AM, by KATIEASP

    I talked to the boss about teaching too many private swimming lessons, and she agreed. I teach more than anyone in the entire city! I work for a ... Read more

  • Walking Time

    6/17/2015 2:10:47 PM, by KATIEASP

    Is there a time that really matters when walking? I mean, I know that a minimum of 10 minutes is ideal, but is there a maximum? I have been walki... Read more

  • This week

    6/11/2015 11:47:24 PM, by KATIEASP

    Things are going great this week. I seem to keep "lucking out" on stuff. Funny how that happens. I was planning for the worst, but somehow it's b... Read more

  • Private Swimming Lesson Overload

    6/3/2015 2:48:39 PM, by KATIEASP

    I am a lifeguard and teach swimming lessons. I also have type 1 diabetes and wear an insulin pump. Unfortunately, my insulin pump is not waterpro... Read more

  • Lots of Points for Start of June

    6/1/2015 11:30:16 AM, by KATIEASP

    I think today I've racked up more points than ever before! Good start for June, except that I am going to the doctor this morning to find out why... Read more

  • Last Day of the Month Cleaning

    5/31/2015 12:34:41 PM, by KATIEASP

    I decided that I was going to make my apartment look how I want it to look today. I am going to clean it all up and put everything away where it ... Read more

  • Can't Shake It

    5/29/2015 12:04:15 PM, by KATIEASP

    I need to get over this cold. It's the worst I've had in years! I am trying to power through it. I have not stopped exercising... ;(... Read more

  • Need to swim more

    5/26/2015 3:54:47 PM, by KATIEASP

    I swam a 500 today and I haven't swam in months. I decided that I need to do it more. I feel awesome! :)... Read more

  • 200 points on a sick day

    5/24/2015 11:34:49 PM, by KATIEASP

    Just thought I'd give myself the 3 extra points here to make 200 for the day. I also have an annoying head cold, so I'm trying to make myself fee... Read more

  • 60+ days in

    5/22/2015 3:40:38 PM, by JENNIFERSLETTER

    I really want to get an early effort blog post made but have been putting it off. For good reasons though! More than any other "diet" I've tr... Read more

  • Time to be happy

    5/19/2015 12:48:18 AM, by KATIEASP

    it's time!... Read more

  • Coffee

    5/15/2015 9:06:55 AM, by KATIEASP good at 4:30am... Read more

  • School's Out For Summer!

    5/13/2015 12:31:01 AM, by KATIEASP

    Done with first semester of grad school!!! :) YAY me! :)... Read more

  • First Semester

    5/8/2015 9:12:04 AM, by KATIEASP

    Finished my first semester of grad school, even though most people (not my mom) thought I was making a very bad decision by going back to school!... Read more

  • Living in Capital Letters

    4/19/2015 8:21:21 PM, by KATIEASP

    I have been getting compliments that I look "FABULOUS" and "FANTASTIC" and "GREAT." It feels good to know that what I am doing is not only making... Read more

  • Help! I need somebody...

    4/1/2015 8:12:34 PM, by KNAPSPLASH

    I think the Beatles said it best right? More on that later.... Anyway, here I am!!! Lots has happened since my last blog! Hmm, let's see.... Read more

  • March 2015

    3/14/2015 8:28:13 AM, by JMMATTHEWS1

    Sorry it's been a long time since my last blog, I've been busy with other things happening in my life. I've had several jobs since I... Read more

  • Training. 3/8 - 3/15

    3/8/2015 10:52:58 AM, by JENSFITJOURNEY

    Training. 3/8 - 3/15 March totals - Miles - 115.15/300 Rowing - 14,000m /50,000m Loss - Weight - .2 lbs, Measurements - .75, Arms a... Read more

  • What the hell...!?!

    2/26/2015 6:25:13 AM, by JWOURMS

    Well that result could lead to me justifying some bad behaviour. Let me explain... I've had 2 days off of tracking, the first day I ate everythi... Read more

  • How did the experiement go?

    2/18/2015 6:10:24 AM, by JWOURMS

    Last week I gave myself a deadline for weightloss. I wanted to be 100kg by Valentines day. We are a couple days past and the scale this morn... Read more

  • How sustainable?

    2/8/2015 11:03:38 AM, by JWOURMS

    Okay, so the plan is to up the exercise this week and see how I manage with the fatigue, muscle problem etc... Had a beautiful walk with husband ... Read more

  • The Text from Hell

    2/2/2015 8:45:10 PM, by KNAPSPLASH

    Yesterday I received a text message that sent my head into a spin and started my heart palpitating. It read: “What are they paying you? I ... Read more

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