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  • Taking Stock of My Progress

    8/29/2015 8:49:28 PM, by WRITINGBLUEHAWK

    So I've been back on the wagon about a month now. How am I doing? Time to take stock. The good: I've been consistent with the exercise.... Read more

  • Weekly Email & Blog Check-In

    8/29/2015 7:58:28 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are having a good start to the weekend. I just came inside from doing mini-trampoline and stretching -... Read more

  • Old vs. Bold

    8/29/2015 5:03:00 PM, by MOBYCARP

    My co-pace leader Jim does a lot of active stuff. One of the things he does is climbing. He tells me when he first started climbing, he met a f... Read more

  • Pier repair complete

    8/29/2015 4:18:23 PM, by DSCROW

    We had a sea doo crash into the brand new pier. It did 3,500.00 damage to the 2 month old sea doo that was borrowed.... It only cost 20.00 for ... Read more

  • Be Grateful

    8/29/2015 10:15:33 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Be grateful for where you are now. "It doesn't take as much faith to believe that everything happens for a reason as it does to embrace the beli... Read more

  • Beck summary and status at the end of 8th month

    8/29/2015 7:23:30 AM, by KRISZTA11

    I joined SP in June 2011, reached my goal weight in 3 months, maintained successfully and lived happily ever after... except that I still had a t... Read more

  • I Learn Something New Everyday!

    8/28/2015 10:23:47 PM, by HEALTHYDAISY

    Week 3, Day 2 and I continue to learn as a I go. Here's what I have learned in the last week and a half. 1) Resting is not as easy as it so... Read more

  • Didn't see mars :(

    8/28/2015 10:35:40 AM, by DSCROW

    I got up last night as you were supposed to see mars beside the moon about 12:30 am. Nope not there. I looked at 10:00, 12:00, and we got back ... Read more

  • Motivation

    8/28/2015 9:04:07 AM, by DYANNE4293

    I grew up knowing I had to be a success for others. --Sandy Warman The pressure of performance is daunting and extremely stressful. Some, like S... Read more

  • One Week Left

    8/28/2015 8:53:01 AM, by JENNKFIT

    That's how long I have left to finally get my poor apartment in order. Talk about procrastination, I've been meaning to do this all year but thi... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/28/2015 8:12:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! another month is winding down and a new one starts next week. i am looking forward to it. my daughter is ready to go back to... Read more

  • Running a bit faster this week

    8/27/2015 8:37:45 PM, by MOBYCARP

    It's been 5 weeks since I rolled my ankle on a trail, 4 weeks since the podiatrist told me it was a sprain. The prognosis was 6 weeks to full re... Read more

  • Believing I CAN is the first step...

    8/27/2015 6:58:25 PM, by VISUALLYRICS

    What a splendid 1st week of school it has been. The children have had fantastic attitudes, eager to learn, and willing to be challenged ag... Read more

  • Using a more powerful computer (the brain)

    8/27/2015 6:02:35 PM, by OLDEROWL

    odays computers have become more powerful but the human brain is more powerful. But then like computers, the human brain does not preform well u... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    8/27/2015 9:03:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and nice summer day here today. my daughter and i will be going to the local park in a while. it is something we both enjoy doing. i got ... Read more

  • 1/2 day of work

    8/27/2015 8:03:54 AM, by DSCROW

    I am only working till noon and then attending a cardio and vein follow up appointment with the husband. So far no cardio issues identified. No... Read more

  • Self esteem

    8/27/2015 6:16:23 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Have you learned lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons fro... Read more

  • yep I'm tired

    8/26/2015 8:37:31 PM, by DSCROW

    So I am tired...pooped...wore out. It's been a busy day. I am feeling a little overwhelmed with scheduling as I have more referrals than places... Read more

  • I am offically moved in

    8/26/2015 7:07:18 PM, by LILBLKDRESS09

    And I am ready to out the focus on my health!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/26/2015 8:40:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    another cool summer day here today. the party for all of the kids who took part in the summer reading club is this afternoon.my daughter will def... Read more

  • Ways to lose weight

    8/26/2015 8:09:43 AM, by DYANNE4293

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  • A Good Summer

    8/26/2015 6:29:07 AM, by JENNKFIT

    My mountain trip got rained out but will be rescheduled soon. I know I haven't blogged in almost 2 months, sorry everyone. It's been Summer and ... Read more

  • Evening off

    8/25/2015 8:33:15 AM, by DSCROW

    I got my miles in, so am officially on Bonus miles, at noon yesterday. I took the evening off. My husband was home early so I fixed some stuffe... Read more

  • Thought for the day

    8/25/2015 7:56:36 AM, by DYANNE4293

    If you want to change who you are, change what you do. *** If you stay humble, you will not stumble. *** Our neighbor's window looks much cle... Read more

  • You could be a real Loser!!

    8/24/2015 9:44:59 PM, by _BACK2BASICS_

    We are the BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE in our 29th Round...More fondly referred to as the BLC29! We will Supply you the Tools to Help Keep Your... Read more

  • Speechless

    8/24/2015 2:57:32 PM, by GONABFIT

    I love talking. I have since I was young... Lol but for once I was speechless. Well all I could say was, are you serious!? 2015 has truly... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/24/2015 12:46:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard back from a place where i applied for a job. so i promptly called them back. in the meantime, i am still looking for a job. i am keeping ... Read more

  • Love People, Not Money

    8/24/2015 10:18:58 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Love is better than money Loving money and loving people are actually diametrically opposite forces. If you love money, basically you are ju... Read more

  • 96.90 monthly miles

    8/24/2015 8:10:59 AM, by DSCROW

    OH ya! Its almost time for BONUS miles I love this time of each month. I have reached my 100 miles and now every mile I log is a bonus mile. A... Read more

  • Race Report: 2015 Metro 10 Mile (BUF v. ROC)

    8/23/2015 8:16:17 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Albion, NY is between Buffalo and Rochester, and the Albion Running Club came up wit the idea of putting on a race marketed as a competition betw... Read more

  • 38th Anniversary

    8/23/2015 9:11:48 AM, by DSCROW

    Did I tell you that I had my 38th wedding Anniversary on August 19th. we celebrated with an Italian dinner last night. I ordered the stuffed ch... Read more

  • Be an Encourager

    8/23/2015 8:52:37 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Mr. Encouragement Young men can be pretty rude in the nicknames they choose for their friends. It would not be appropriate for me to put some of... Read more

  • Checking in...

    8/22/2015 10:38:56 PM, by CAMOGIE3

    I think things are finally starting to settle down a bit. I've got a good job with shorter hours and a really short commute; I also enjoy it. T... Read more

  • Weekly Email & Blog Check-In: See My Giant Vegetables

    8/22/2015 7:38:32 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello everyone! I'm back after a long summer. My highlight today was speaking to an MBA class at Santa Clara University. Fun trying to spa... Read more

  • three miles done...

    8/22/2015 12:23:30 PM, by DSCROW

    Yes we walked at morning break, lunch and afternoon break. 3 miles and workshop done. Today I got 5 miles in this morning on my walk with my bu... Read more

  • Self Honesty

    8/22/2015 8:31:48 AM, by DYANNE4293

    I have one request: may I never use my reason against truth. --Elie Wiesel Honesty with ourselves is a great asset in every situation we confron... Read more

  • Pre-race musings with a recovering ankle

    8/22/2015 7:19:44 AM, by MOBYCARP

    Today is the Metro 10 mile race, billed as Buffalo vs. Rochester. The race shirt has my name, bib number, and "Rochester" on the front: Read more

  • Continuing the journey

    8/21/2015 1:29:56 PM, by MOMMYDEATRE

    I am very pleased with my progress so far with SP. I am at my lowest weight so far reached in the past year, and am beginning to feel a lot healt... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/21/2015 10:19:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! woo hoo! a much less humid one,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hi! not too much planned so far. i wil... Read more

  • Seeking Growrh

    8/21/2015 8:36:35 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Seeking growth We are where we are for a reason. As long as that reason remains, we remain where we are. If we aren't where we think we should b... Read more

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