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  • Sugar Hangover?

    11/27/2015 2:59:03 PM, by MGVJUBB

    Yesterday was Thanksgiving. Obviously I ate too much like every other American. But today I feel HORRIBLE. I'm tired and don't feel like doing an... Read more

  • Silly Toddlers and Healthy Food

    11/11/2015 6:06:43 AM, by MGVJUBB

    Obviously eating right is a big deal for me so I can lose weight and be healthy. We're also trying to teach our son to eat healthy. If we can sav... Read more

  • 3 months post-baby

    11/10/2015 3:51:18 PM, by MGVJUBB

    My little bitty boy will be 3 months old tomorrow. Tim... Read more

  • Twins and Body Issues

    11/8/2015 2:23:32 PM, by MGVJUBB

    I am the female half of a set of twins. My brother is ... Read more

  • Llama Llama Holiday Drama

    11/1/2015 12:12:12 PM, by MGVJUBB

    If you have a toddler, you've probably read the Llama Llama books. My favorite is about Llama Llama waiting impatiently for Christmas to come. Th... Read more

  • Halloween Candy

    10/31/2015 12:00:30 PM, by MGVJUBB

    Yesterday my big kid had his school Halloween parade and trick or treating. Tonight is the neighborhood trick or treating. On our street, Hallowe... Read more

  • My Progress 10.28.15

    10/28/2015 9:41:02 AM, by MARJORIEWRIGHT

    Happy Wednesday!! I have been participating in a couple of Biggest Loser Groups through my work. I started out at 216 lbs last month and am now c... Read more

  • Dealing With My Mother-in-Law

    10/26/2015 10:07:36 AM, by MGVJUBB

    This weekend, my mother-in-law, whose personality is a... Read more

  • Things I Miss About California

    10/19/2015 2:04:43 PM, by MGVJUBB

    We lived in Bakersfield, CA for 3.5 years. I started running there and really began my family and my fitness journey there. California was good t... Read more

  • Walk with my Boys

    10/18/2015 9:20:08 PM, by MGVJUBB

    Tonight we went walking with our boys and our big doofus dog. I definitely go slower when I'm trying to watch the 3 year old and keep him out of ... Read more

  • Ode to Sudafed

    10/17/2015 10:41:29 AM, by MGVJUBB

    I've been down for several days with either nasty allergies or a sinus infection. It hasn't been fun. My left sinus feels like someone punched it... Read more

  • making yourself a priority (it's not easy!)

    9/11/2015 8:17:04 PM, by SARAANN73

    I'm still making wonderful progress on weight loss, and--more importantly--on my permanent shift to a healthier lifestyle. It's been going so smo... Read more

  • Rewards start long before goal is reached

    9/2/2015 9:30:52 AM, by SARAANN73

    Today I am celebrating 25 pounds lost--a fun milestone number (and one that's taken an extra long number of weeks to reach -- I haven't had a los... Read more

  • Saying "I love you" before it's too late

    9/1/2015 10:07:45 PM, by MARJORIEWRIGHT

    I lost a wonderful lady in my life a week ago. My grandmother passed away last Tuesday while my Aunt (her daughter) and I were on our way out to ... Read more

  • A New Push

    9/1/2015 3:52:05 PM, by SARAANN73

    I joined the "Plateau Buster" challenge on Spark, and 1 week in, I'm realizing that I'm less plateau-ing than I am letting things get loosey-goos... Read more

  • Ufda. Camping Carbs.

    8/24/2015 10:25:32 AM, by SARAANN73

    Yipes. So I overdid it a little this weekend, camping with friends. The meals were bigger than I would normally eat, especially breakfast. (Campf... Read more

  • Potluck Peril this weekend

    8/15/2015 9:40:47 AM, by SARAANN73

    I am realizing (a little belatedly perhaps) that this is a challenging weekend overall. Dinner party last night (I hosted); potluck for my husban... Read more

  • Halfway there! Woot!

    8/12/2015 9:12:56 AM, by SARAANN73

    Today is a big celebration day. I'm down 22 pounds. Halfway to my goal. And that's 10% of my body weight GONE. Still in the "overweight" range ac... Read more

  • 42 versus 24

    8/11/2015 12:03:15 PM, by SARAANN73

    So in the process of cleaning out some stuff this past weekend, I ran across some old journals. Randomly peeking through them, I stumbled onto th... Read more

  • Family Vacation Recap

    8/5/2015 9:37:22 AM, by SARAANN73

    I was tickled to have a "perfect attendance in July" trophy waiting for me! I spent 4 days up north, with my family... no internet; no cell recep... Read more

  • Gain, not a loss, this week

    7/29/2015 9:18:33 AM, by SARAANN73

    So I'm up a pound from last week's weigh in. Normally this would cause anxiety, disappointment, GUILT, a wave of fear that... omg, maybe I can't ... Read more

  • AHA moments!

    7/24/2015 7:48:10 PM, by SARAANN73

    So I had the day to myself today... my hubs took the kids camping overnight. (Woo hoo!) I worked a while this morning (writing); ran errands; gro... Read more

  • Self medicating... in a good way

    7/21/2015 8:25:13 PM, by SARAANN73

    I had the coolest experience today. First, I pushed myself outside my comfort zone. Just a teeny bit, but it still counts. I went to Devil's Lake... Read more

  • Confronting the void

    7/20/2015 5:47:41 PM, by SARAANN73

    Today I've been emotional - a new experience on this adventure. I mean, having days when I'm touchy or weepy are a normal (if relatively rare) oc... Read more

  • Adding mileage

    7/19/2015 8:12:09 AM, by SARAANN73

    I'm a bit of an aimless exerciser... looking for a goal. There are a few longer term things I'd really like to do: 1. Climb another 14'er w... Read more

  • 41 inches. Gasp.

    7/18/2015 10:09:17 AM, by SARAANN73

    It's an ugly post today. All about my waistline. It's one thing to know that I'm a size 16. It's one thing to hold up a pair of my je... Read more

  • Finding guides and coaches everywhere...

    7/17/2015 9:04:02 AM, by SARAANN73

    It takes courage to open a new door or step onto a different path. Now that I've made the decision to make health and fitness central to my life,... Read more

  • First 15 gone!

    7/13/2015 9:17:09 AM, by SARAANN73

    I have never lost 15 pounds so "easily" before. This moderation thing is definitely working for me. I don't feel like I'm on a diet. (Because, du... Read more

  • Water! Eep!

    7/12/2015 9:47:58 AM, by SARAANN73

    So it's been a very challenging week. The thing that has really gone poorly is getting enough WATER! Surgery on the gums/jaw leaves you wit... Read more

  • Nothin but a break in my stride

    7/11/2015 9:50:51 AM, by SARAANN73

    OK then. I'm old. I heard that song the other day, and remembered how much I'd liked it as a kid. (High school? Middle school?) Today it cam... Read more

  • First goal met!

    7/6/2015 9:24:48 AM, by SARAANN73

    Super excited to be able to say I've lost 12 pounds since rejoining spark. This was the first (incremental) goal I set myself... and also the lar... Read more

  • Walking With The Grands

    7/4/2015 11:16:45 AM, by KESTRYLL

    I enjoy having the grandkids for the month. It definitely gives me a reason to get out and walk to get exercise. Have a happy Fourth Of July, my ... Read more

  • 12 minute mile... woo hoo!

    7/2/2015 7:56:13 PM, by SARAANN73

    Yeah, I know that's turtle speed to most runners, but for me, it was a personal best! One of those fabulous runs where everything feels GOOD, rig... Read more

  • This isn't a diet. This is REAL LIFE.

    7/1/2015 1:22:32 PM, by SARAANN73

    I had a moment of panic this week... I am doing really well (6 weeks in), and seeing great progress... but that's always the case at 6 weeks... Read more

  • Under 400 calories

    6/30/2015 8:44:45 AM, by SARAANN73

    Just a reminder to myself that I can enjoy a LOT of f... Read more

  • Little Miss Imperfect

    6/29/2015 1:49:28 PM, by SARAANN73

    My initial response to this morning's (weekly) weigh-in was disappointment. No change on the scale. As in past attempts, the stubborn scale made ... Read more

  • Swimsuit Model vs. Healthy Weight

    6/26/2015 8:51:25 AM, by SARAANN73

    I more or less love my body. I haven't always, and there are days where I just. Can't. Even. (And photographs... I mostly HATE pictures of myself... Read more

  • Rainy Day

    6/25/2015 10:15:34 AM, by KESTRYLL

    Well, yesterday was beautiful but today is rainy. I like the rain though so it's a good thing. Have a wonderful day, my friends... Read more

  • Vacation eating and consequences

    6/25/2015 8:01:23 AM, by SARAANN73

    Oooh. Consequences. What a fun word. It makes me picture a figure wearing bishop's robes, chanting as he walks down an aisle of people, chanting ... Read more

  • Beautiful Day

    6/24/2015 11:02:17 AM, by KESTRYLL

    We are having beautiful blue skies after so much rain, don't know if things with turn rainy later but for now, I am going for a long walk in this... Read more

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