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  • so far so good

    7/27/2017 6:43:43 AM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    Its been four days without chocolate. 244 . And today I thought about chocolate a few times and managed to talk myself out of eating it. That is an accomplishment in itself. I still had a couple of biscuits at morning tea, not chocolate biscuits, but chocolate has always been my crutch for everythi... Read more

  • 1587

    7/26/2017 8:52:29 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    So amazing how many calories eliminated by drinking my coffee black. Its not that bad, i had been consuming so many liquid cookies lately. It's a small wonder I havent gained 20lbs. Today was a struggle LO was up way too early , and was testing my limits I measured myself yes... Read more

  • Kayaks and bigger crafts on the Historic Tour of the Buffalo River

    7/26/2017 1:51:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    (pictures from the internet) I did this tour a second time. First time was with 1avery . The place where I now live has many local trips. I was not really sure what I signed up for. 40 It happened to be the same trip I did before. But..this time a bigger boat and a more info... Read more


    7/26/2017 12:04:00 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are well did ok this morning bsl was lower than normal so i did rowing machine and arm workouts and squats still pretty good what you all doing today let me know love to hear enjoy your day love you all bunches 247 594 386... Read more

  • The Day of the Bikini Moms, a story of sunscreen and cellulite.

    7/26/2017 2:17:38 AM, by MARTINURSE

    I must have been distracted while applying sunscreen because my left arm ( and only my left arm) is sporting a bright pink sunburn tonight. I spent the morning at the pool. We belong to a lovely campground a few miles away with a seasonal pool. I love swimming. I love being in the pool. I... Read more

  • 2044

    7/25/2017 10:17:46 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Squats wall presses chest pulls done thanks to 4 hour body cheat sheet i printed in march. I feel good that I did something. Will be tricky, I don't think I am ready to pull off the walk jog on a work day, so I will have to strap LO to my back for quick jaunt or pack him in the car and take... Read more

  • Coming back

    7/25/2017 3:57:49 PM, by PRPLEVIOLET

    It has been a while since I have been here, so I thought i ought to check in. Things aren't any better than the last time I was here. I know it is time for changes, I just have no motivation at all.... Read more


    7/25/2017 11:58:07 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all doing ok omg i did it again worked my butt off the more i workout stronger i am getting i love it feeling so much better and this will help with stress of being caregiver got to take my mom to grocery store friday wish me luck but really my body is really toneing up all of my h... Read more

  • Pet insurance

    7/24/2017 10:28:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    "Perhaps the insurance company just did you a favor by saving you from paying unnecessary premiums??" Wow I never thought of it that way! OK I will now put money aside and build a "kitty" for the kitty. 20 chris... Read more

  • Part II: How upset should I be?

    7/24/2017 10:18:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    304 Your wise comments gave me some perspective on this. This set of aides I have and the woman that keeps them scheduled have been wonderful. This is the second time in 10 months no one showed up. I think it is a pretty good record. I was told a typed phone message did not go through fr... Read more

  • 1810

    7/24/2017 9:30:20 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Thank you to all that blog about early morning exercise, i set out my clothing last night and was able to walk/jog for over two miles, before LO woke up! It was overcast/drizzly, which is perfect, no worry of over heating. I set my tomtom for intervals 2 on 1:30 off. This was too much for ... Read more

  • Replacing a bad habit with a healthy one

    7/24/2017 6:12:15 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    It is almost Spring here, so time to rethink my strategy again, and go in harder to achieve the maximum results. I found myself again putting on weight and this will not do, I don't want another summer of feeling hot, sweaty and uncomfortable because of my weight. I want to lose at least 10% of my ... Read more

  • How upset should I be?

    7/24/2017 1:16:49 PM, by CTUPTON

    The health aides got mixed up this morning so DH missed his gastroenterology appointment at noon. I, obviously, called to say we could not get there. It was rescheduled for Aug. 1 but 9:15 am. On a scale of 1-10, how upset should I be? I had a physical therapy appointment schedule... Read more


    7/24/2017 11:32:07 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well had great workout this morning got to have blood work done sept 5 so i am really kicking up my cardio and strength training and walking hopefully my a1c be down to 8 tell me what you all are dealing with your diabetes how are you controlling your numbers so i jus... Read more

  • Freaking out - Why I don't jump on Scales often

    7/24/2017 9:08:22 AM, by AMANDADNIEMI

    I know that the body fluctuates weight, about 5-10 lbs in a day depending on what you have drank, salt, eaten etc but dang. I jumped on the scale, praying that I had finally made it under the 330's and boy did I get a major surprise. Despite not eating badly, having just as many, if not more w... Read more

  • Focus

    7/24/2017 6:41:13 AM, by ANGELIADEANNE

    I'm supposed to wright about something I am good at. One thing I can think of is focusing on the task at hand. At work, I weed out what needs to be done and focus on the steps and getting them done. But as I think about this, I realize I'm not so good at focusing on myself. When it comes to that I s... Read more

  • ????

    7/23/2017 9:47:19 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Still off wagon on things here. LO is forgetting about potty training fail quite nicely. Meal--planned last night; hit the store today. Need to get back on track, literally.... Read more


    7/23/2017 10:33:46 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well i rest my body on sunday i just wanted to keep cheering all of us on the teams are really awesome just super motivating to all of us because we are a village but to chose each team for what you want to accomplish is fantastic keep sparking all have great day tell... Read more

  • This Too Shall Pass

    7/23/2017 9:13:29 AM, by ANGELIADEANNE

    This is one of my favorite sayings. Maybe THE favorite. No matter how bad things have gotten, I always know it won't last forever. I've been telling myself this alot lately in this 100 degree weather. Lol. I'm about to head out for a walk with my Pyrenees, The Beast. Looking forward to it.... Read more

  • My wow moment might be your duh moment...

    7/23/2017 12:56:49 AM, by MARTINURSE

    Today was my son's 21st birthday. He didn't want to do a typical "21run" with friends so we took him out as a family to the restaurant of his choice. His choice? Red Robin. With 4 kids, I have spent a lot of time at Red Robin. They love it. I have several things on the menu that I like. ... Read more

  • My top 3 Food Tracking Tips

    7/23/2017 12:10:09 AM, by SPRKYMOM

    Lots to track today - breakfast out to catch up with a BFF and a family bbq this evening. I wouldn't say I stayed 100% on point, and that's OK. Tomorrow is a new day. I was much more mindful and deliberate in my choices. And this is the beginning of a journey, one I've started taking seriou... Read more

  • ????

    7/22/2017 9:57:49 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    No tracking. beautiful weather wise, but dh was included in todays adventures with Lo so it was a challenge to keep both my boys from having a meltdown. I think dh realized he was being a tad difficult or maybe he just wanted me to clean the car, but he entertained Lo while i did just tha... Read more

  • Glad to be Home

    7/22/2017 1:01:23 PM, by PODO82

    I've spent the past 3 weeks out-of-state with my Mom, who was diagnosed with AML and started her induction chemo. I logged every day and worked out at the park every morning 6 days a week. I wouldn't trade a moment of being there for her but I'm glad to be home and get back to my routine!... Read more

  • Keep Moving Forward

    7/22/2017 11:47:35 AM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    I am at this point in my journey , where I am discovering old hurt emotions from my past. From people who shunned me and ridiculed me because of my size. But now they all act as if they were always my friends way back when. Today is a reunion of sorts with some of these ladies I went to school wit... Read more

  • Hot in Texas!

    7/22/2017 10:04:35 AM, by ANGELIADEANNE

    I was thinking yesterday about the weather and how it affects me. Unfortunately, I always seem to put stuff off because it's either too hot or too cold outside. So my dog doesn't get walked or my flowers don't get tended to. So many chances to burn calories wasted. Not to mention the simple pleasur... Read more


    7/22/2017 10:03:42 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well i love to focus on the end of the week of my goals and think about the next week all this week i have disconnected from computer,pad,and phone for 5 hrs a day information comes to fast so i am ready for life with all the bumps and obstacles but you know what pray... Read more

  • Chocolate covered happiness. Christmas in July.

    7/22/2017 12:18:35 AM, by MARTINURSE

    This week, at 43 years old, I ate my first avocado and my first chickpea. I've eaten things that I've had before but in quantities and combinations I've never tried. I love food. ESPECIALLY the ones that aren't typically good for you. I mean, it's so cliche- but I've really taken comfort in ... Read more

  • ????

    7/21/2017 10:46:26 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Still no logging, very crappy eating. Potty training to be continued at a later date. Not happy with the method i chose, it seemed like a proven old reliable, but it was horrible and i fear i may have tramatized him. So we are working to make good memories to outweigh the not so good ones of t... Read more


    7/21/2017 11:28:07 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well had ok workout this morning bsl was 81 i didnt feel real bad so i pushed on rode bike and done rowing machine and all my core and circuit training with all my strength training and cardio that is why dont have to see doctor until september so hopefully i should h... Read more

  • 47

    7/21/2017 1:54:31 AM, by _XIALA_

    Today was a mostly rest day. I was supposed to do strength training and just never managed it. I did about 30 minutes of aerobic stuff cleaning, so that's a plus. ... Read more

  • ????

    7/20/2017 10:06:59 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    No logging today. Just spent my SP time creating a script and typed notes for tomorrows Potty training day. Was in bed early last night, used my screen until 10 pm, but that is better than most nights and I woke feeling good. Tonight I am bringing a paper back. 2017 and goals are a frien... Read more

  • 46 (late)

    7/20/2017 4:17:19 PM, by _XIALA_

    My Wednesday wander turned into being held prisoner to my partner's (literally) crappy diet. We couldn't leave in the early part of the day because she couldn't find anything to eat in a house full of healthy food, including hard-boiled eggs and freezer food that she picked for herself. So she went ... Read more


    7/20/2017 11:31:26 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well had great workout did lot of streching today got to do more all my hard work with my abs,arms,butt,squats challenges they are really paying off you got to be consistent so one that note ALL OF US TAKE THIS FOR ME DAY and tell me what you are doing for you i real... Read more

  • Not fair--we were dropped from pet insurance.

    7/20/2017 11:24:20 AM, by CTUPTON

    I got a notice from our insurance for our cat's health insurance that the credit card I used for automatic payments got outdated and did not work. I fell behind in payments. I then got a second notice to pay $20 and catch up in payments and it would be re-instated. By the time I actually paid t... Read more

  • Free from FEMA food for survival in an emergency. Have you heard of this?

    7/20/2017 10:44:19 AM, by CTUPTON
    052&gclid=COC50_GLmNUCFVuBswod20EJHg I CAN'T GET THIS LINK TO WORK??? DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT TO DO? I am curious about this, but I am reluctant to pursue it. chris... Read more

  • 1762

    7/19/2017 9:21:20 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    So, I looked up breastfeeding calories calculator and found what I ready knew, during the 1st six months, its an extra 500 a day, but lo is almost two so let's not kid ourselves. So I revised my goal to 100 less than maintenance because one article said reduce calories by no more tha... Read more

  • 10 years?

    7/19/2017 6:57:56 PM, by KB214R3

    Today's coaching session had me visualize what I would tell myself if I visited from 10 years in the future. (Still not good at blogging} I would tell myself to stay on track keep eatting healthy foods and for goodness sake keep moving! Also to remember how much better I feel at this time and know a... Read more


    7/19/2017 11:45:44 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well today i had great day and very pleasant surprise i got to gym this morning and they had group from the EATING DISORDERS AND OBESE THERAPHY GROUP near where i live so they were just going around talking to others in the community so they were visiting gym life ce... Read more

  • Back in the saddle again

    7/19/2017 12:21:30 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    I started up again, again. And then we left for a family trip. I'm doing better than I could be, but not as well as I'd like to be. Here is my montra for the next couple of days.... Read more

  • 2027

    7/18/2017 9:54:42 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Still going over range, but cal goal doesnt account for continued breastfeeding, i am not sure how many calories that burns at this point. We. Are going to try the potty training in one day method on Friday, i am nervous about how it will go, but the book has really help me help him to lea... Read more

  • Gym

    7/18/2017 3:57:49 PM, by NOCALOVE1

    I am going to the gym today I am going to walk on the treadmill and maybe do 5 on the Elliptical.... Read more


    7/18/2017 11:47:54 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well had great workout this morning me and treadmill still not good but slowly working on that fear so this journey take good with the bad so on good side i am in size 12 going to small in leggings soon i am down 170 pounds so all that is good the bad mouth still got ... Read more

  • 45

    7/18/2017 5:49:41 AM, by _XIALA_

    I know it's early but! I just did two workouts in one "day" (wake period, sleep schedule is all screwed up). I started with cardio before coffee, did 1.5 miles in 22 minutes, and I just did another .25 miles in 5 minutes as a warm up to my strength training. WOOHOO! I feel great!... Read more

  • Emotional trauma and weight gain?

    7/18/2017 5:08:19 AM, by KNITTERBUG1

    Last night my husband asked me about a story he recently read about the connection between emotional trauma and weight gain. I had never really thought about it in the context he was talking about, but the more we talked about it, the more it made sense. We lost our first house back in 2010. E... Read more

  • 1783

    7/17/2017 10:48:08 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    beach day good times. Thunder rolls want to say more but its stormy and i should shut down later ... Read more

  • 44.2 - Weekly Wrap Up

    7/17/2017 7:00:39 PM, by _XIALA_

    A bit late after this weekend, but here it is. Fitness Minutes: 449 Miles: 4.25 Weight Lost: 0.5 lbs Average Resting Heartrate: 72 Heart Recovery Rate: 38 I'm still making progress, even if it slowed a bit. This week, I'm making a renewed effort to track ALL my food. I'm also medi... Read more

  • 44

    7/17/2017 5:15:09 PM, by _XIALA_

    I sorta ended up taking the weekend off. I still tracked most of my food (missed a sandwich on Saturday), but I didn't do much exercise, spent a LOT of time online or watching TV. I needed the break after my nutty on the NuStep, but I don't feel good now. So, today, back at it. Cardio before co... Read more

  • 43 (for Sunday, skipped)

    7/17/2017 5:08:25 PM, by _XIALA_

    Another high pain/low energy/too much screen time day. Pffft.... Read more

  • 42 (for Saturday, skipped)

    7/17/2017 5:07:42 PM, by _XIALA_

    Tripped and fell in Second Life. High pain/low energy, didn't do nuffin.... Read more


    7/17/2017 11:51:30 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all 381 the same on the highway always something getting in your way but we have to keep pushing harder so i really am pushing myself like i said we all are dealing with the highway that goes on forever and we just have to deal with it next pair of leggings i buy will be small i a... Read more

  • Back On Vraylar

    7/17/2017 11:18:26 AM, by NOCALOVE1

    I stopped taking Vraylar about 3 weeks ago. It was making my sugar high and it is known for weight gain. Since I stopped it, I have been very irritable and impulsive. I started taking it again two days ago. I feel great! I hope this does not lead to a manic episode!... Read more

  • SP article: Comparison of protein powders.

    7/17/2017 8:47:36 AM, by CTUPTON
    utrition_articles.asp?id=1964 58 chris... Read more

  • 2379

    7/16/2017 11:02:13 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    sundays are easy Room clean. walk with lo in the woods, no ticks. couple of friends stopped by visit. ... Read more

  • Rinstein Woods Nature Preserve walk

    7/16/2017 11:47:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    The photos are from the Internet, not my own photos. We saw all these things (and more) but not the beaver because we were therein the afternoon. chris green heron Beavers can be seen in the evenings. Great White Egret "I am thrilled... Read more


    7/16/2017 9:45:39 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing well my rest day today i have realized when i dont have to deal with my mom my bsl is really good when i go up there i am really bombed out i know it is life i pray all the time for forgiveness and compassion i make sure she has all she needs take her to doctor gr... Read more

  • E+S 4eva

    7/15/2017 10:56:15 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Went to a friends wedding; they did it early, served brunch, we were home by 1, it was nice. helped dh clean out basement. Washed a car seat cover. Any other konmari converts who look forward to folding laundry? Finally moved LO's crib into his room, master seems so big and airy. any... Read more


    7/15/2017 10:27:48 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well today had pretty good workout today had to download yesterday felt bad from heat and taking mom to store but i am much better today bsl was 95 this morning three hours later 106 so i feel whole lot better finished my abs 30 day challenge starting on new ones mond... Read more

  • food log woes

    7/14/2017 10:31:09 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    I want to get to bed earlier, but sp is getting in the way,this is the only screen time I have, as i try my best to not bring it out in front of the LO. I should really try to log food as i go, but i dont want to do it while i eat. I guess i could try to plan all the meals, but that sounds so co... Read more

  • 41 - SPM > MPH

    7/14/2017 5:07:55 PM, by _XIALA_

    Well. I tracked my heart rate during my workout on Mal. Even at load 3 and 170-185 spm, I never got above 101. I need to get to at least 123 for it to be aerobic. This is discouraging, but on the other hand, it shows that I've been making progress. I'm going to increase my resistance from 1 to ... Read more

  • Today - July 14, 2017 - beginning and journaling

    7/14/2017 11:50:44 AM, by SPARKLEECAT

    As this is my first blog entry, I'm a bit reluctant to blurt out everything and anything, while protecting privacy of others around me. I definitely don't want to be a rambler, but I run in that direction. My life is full of ups and downs today, like most days. While I'm a retiree, I am the sch... Read more


    7/14/2017 11:36:26 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok no workout today i call it just downloading to not doing anything but cooked and rested when i get stressed feel bad yesterday after taking mom to store really stressed me out feeling better today but stay in and relaxed what you all doing today i am not stressed e... Read more

  • think positively

    7/13/2017 9:45:45 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    This is what i tell myself as i try to bang out a daily blog. In my head i am really thinking what a total blah day. It rained here and went from wilting hot to egads where is my wool sweater. Slightly over calorie range. I went to the grocery store hungry with no list because we were o... Read more

  • Walking Again

    7/13/2017 9:05:41 PM, by NOCALOVE1

    I stopped doing my daily walk around the block about a week ago. I started back doing it today. It was very hot and humid bit I did it. My legs were hurting. I need to get back into a routine.... Read more

  • 40

    7/13/2017 7:06:13 PM, by _XIALA_

    I'm making awesome progress on the disgusting mess in Mithril's bathroom. Yay! I'm also starting to monitor my heart health. I take my resting heart rate in the mornings before I get out of bed to pee, and I take a heart recovery rate after exercising in my aerobic zone. My starting values (tod... Read more


    7/13/2017 12:46:11 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok went to gym didnt do real good but ok bsl went high yesterday 168 then this morning down to 100 big drop for me felt like i was in a well then had to take my mom to grocery store feeling rough all day but now i am back home you all enjoy your day love you all take ... Read more

  • cont Wind release yoga info ; )

    7/13/2017 6:49:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    Photo to go with the last blog: Several more suggestions without photos: Seated spinal twist About the pose: Twisting wrings out the old blood from our organs, stimulating fresh blood flow. It also helps get digestive juices flowing and gets the food moving on through! Twisti... Read more

  • 39

    7/13/2017 1:43:20 AM, by _XIALA_

    resting heart rate before rising - 74 heart rate during walk at armstrong - 128 (55%?) heart recovery rate... no idea... Read more

  • hawtness

    7/12/2017 8:38:17 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Sometimes i think we are meant to be semi nocturnal in the summer. Everyone was so sleepy today. We all needed to go take a nap in the shade. I just wilt on days like today. In real terms this means I didnt break out the running shoes, Good news is i stayed within calorie goal. I felt... Read more

  • low carb (keto)

    7/12/2017 6:17:43 PM, by GLENDAK72

    ok so I've decided I'm gonna try this keto thing out guys . I'm going to be doing groceries tomorrow and gonna try my hand at it anyone have any advice about it? I been watching YouTube videos and it seems people are looking sing weight pretty good on it so I guess I'm gonna try it , I noticed the l... Read more


    7/12/2017 1:20:21 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers after 9 yrs air conditioner died hope you all are having great day had great workout this morning then went to grocery store and then to Homedepot for for air conditioner we were going to get central air years ago but then after kids left got married we were ok with the electric heat ju... Read more

  • New shoes, new attitude.

    7/11/2017 10:04:30 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Getting caught up: son is 22 months working part time for summer in process of konmari method of tyding up. Last weekend local shoe store was having a huge annual sale, I found a pair of brooks running shoes for $54. They match the tom-tom running watch I was given for Christmas when I w... Read more

  • Thyroid issues etc

    7/11/2017 5:53:17 PM, by MZCAPRICSE

    Well put on extra weight and couldn't figure out why . No matter what I did I swelled up. I have myxedema and I will always have and could force another coma. I WAS HORRIFIED , when I was told my levels where extremely low. My medication has been adjust and have had to cut my exercise during to exha... Read more

  • 38

    7/11/2017 4:06:47 PM, by _XIALA_

    A bit better today. Been doing lots of dream work, figuring out what's going on with me. An interesting note: when looking at the (my virtual race peeps) blog, they have a "featured athelete" section. My immediate thought was, "well, that'll never be me. I'm not an athelete". But... I ... Read more

  • 37 (delayed)

    7/11/2017 4:03:48 PM, by _XIALA_

    I was wildly depressed all day. Forgot about blogging. Blew off food tracking. Couldn't get up the energy to flop over in bed much less work out. Felt like total crap. Asked The Boo to take me for a ride and something deep-fried. My comfort food failed epically, just made me sick on several levels a... Read more

  • "Wind release" yoga pose. Do on right side only...oh Who knew!

    7/11/2017 3:00:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    "Wind-Relief" Pose About the pose: Yes, this pose does exactly what you think it does. It helps relieve gas and bloating because, by bringing the right knee into the chest, we apply pressure on the ascending colon, which helps aid digestion. Make sure you're doing this with only the righ... Read more

  • Onederland Day 23

    7/11/2017 2:05:34 PM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    I started this blog last night, but got sidetracked reading Fitbit posts. I am loving the new Fitbit. The sleep part is helping me to be more sleep aware. I have gotten progressively more sleep each night this week. Last night I had a definitely better night. I looked up sleep times... Read more


    7/11/2017 12:07:53 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well i walked today after having to take aunt and mom to doctor all the time felt good i walk inside at senior citizen center my hubby walk at the park everyday 8 miles i had knee problems so my doc just want me to walk on flat surface felt good i was sweating went th... Read more

  • Looking to buy a replacement handicap van-- oh my!

    7/11/2017 10:41:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    not this one-it is just an example Ours is getting old and starting to need work , We've had it 10 yrs and got it used. I never thought I would ever have to buy another one. I guess that is good, right. Hubby is still with us. I am so much more experienced now than 11 years ago!... Read more


    7/10/2017 11:45:25 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are well today was kick butt day i worked my tail off today my core cardio squats hips all over and to top it off i did 100 step ups WOW i am so proud of myself each day and each week i push myself to do more so i am free this week no dr for aunt or mom so i am FIRED UP got to ... Read more

  • 36 - Weekly Wrap Up

    7/10/2017 12:45:23 AM, by _XIALA_

    Before I start my weekly wrap up, I just want to brag on my first full body strength training workout. I only did 8 of the 15 reps Nicole did and I used a single (not doubled) resistance band for the first exercise, but I worked to the max of my abilities, focusing on form the whole time. I rock! ... Read more

  • Sunday

    7/9/2017 6:43:44 PM, by GLENDAK72

    doing good staying in my points & drinking my water 💦 things have been rough with me but I'm working through it with help from God and all my friends that keep me motivated. I'm sorry I haven't been on excuses except that I just been lazy when it comes to getting on here lol I'm going to t... Read more


    7/9/2017 10:06:04 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing great just relaxing today for the next week cleaned house little cooking i love to just sit back and focus one how far i have really come OMG it is crazy felt bad look bad no clothes to fit i am like i trying to find a word i guess TOTAL TRANSFORMATION but in my h... Read more

  • Onederland Day 21

    7/9/2017 3:00:54 AM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    The last week or so hasn't really been filled with health stuff. So far my abilities seem to be every other day ... work one day, sleep the next. I guess it is better than nothing. We have worked on the garage a few days, it is cleaning up nicely. I sprayed the yard M and W to get r... Read more

  • 35

    7/9/2017 1:36:06 AM, by _XIALA_

    I was really depressed and cranky and totally lacking in motivation today. Still, I went and did my workout, and I felt ridiculously better, partly because I embraced my inner badass. Tracked all my food, still a bit under my calories, but on track otherwise. A little low fiber, so more of that tomo... Read more

  • 34 (a day late)

    7/9/2017 1:28:46 AM, by _XIALA_

    I completely forgot about blogging! So, yesterday was a scorcher, 108 degrees. Yikes! I still managed to get in my workout, in the morning, with the fan. It wasn't that bad. 20 minutes on the NuStep, level... Mal? I need to look it up. AND I started my first virtual race, All Roads Lead to R... Read more

  • exercise

    7/8/2017 5:15:53 PM, by KB214R3

    I need to upgrade my workouts.I will try the ecliptical machine at our fitness center .I will need to talk with someone about machines to use for strength .I use bottles of water at home (the 16 oz ).maybe I could use elliptical then one of the other machines before I walk on the walking trail.cou... Read more

  • Morning Meditations

    7/8/2017 11:04:24 AM, by PRYTANIAS

    I just realized I'm 70 lbs down since I started this journey in March as I sit here feeling so content after breakfast. There were times that after breakfast was anything but content. After breakfast was painful because it's my favorite meal of the day and I would be stuffed so full! When an hour af... Read more


    7/8/2017 10:36:14 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are well had better workout this morning feeling better bsl back to 111 so i reall work my butt off today core cardio squats arms then came home and cleaned house mopped the house clean bathrooms so the rest of the day will rest tell me what you all are doing today i cooked yes... Read more

  • 5 lbs gone!

    7/7/2017 11:51:18 AM, by METALMOMMA25

    Since June 19, 2017, I have been back on track to logging my food intake and workout tracker. I have been feeling better, have more energy and do not have bad food cravings like I use to. Since this change, I decided to weigh myself on July 2nd to see if I lost a pound. Much to my surprise, I fou... Read more


    7/7/2017 11:51:08 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing well i had okay workout this morning yesterday bsl was a lower so that make me alittle tired but yesterday me and hubby and my daughter went to see my son he doing good meet some more new friends at the gym we talked for a while i showed them my pics they were in... Read more

  • 33.2 Another Trial Exercise Schedule

    7/6/2017 8:23:38 PM, by _XIALA_

    I got my resistance band today, yay! That opens up a whole new world of workouts for me. The yoga props will probably be here tomorrow. My tentative schedule for now is: Sunday: stretching/yoga & strength training Monday: stretching/yoga & NuStep Tuesday: stretching/yoga & strength traini... Read more

  • Recipe For Today

    7/6/2017 5:32:17 PM, by FAMOLLY43

    GREAT RECIPE FOR 2017! * Take a 10 - 30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant. * Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. * When you wake up in the morning complete the ... Read more

  • New Look

    7/6/2017 4:27:13 PM, by NOCALOVE1

    I shaved my head yesterday. I feel so liberated!... Read more

  • 33

    7/6/2017 3:46:24 PM, by _XIALA_

    Saw this mentioned on the community feed, looked it up and found it: Virtual races in an online community with medals and stuff!... Read more


    7/6/2017 11:37:06 AM, by MSANN59

    247 247 220 244 hey sparkers hope all are doing well had great workout circuit training today and working with weights i looked in mirror and said i am so thankful and blessed the Lord chose to let me see another dayand my health doing so good this morning bsl was 101 right before i ate lunch was... Read more

  • 32

    7/5/2017 11:33:23 PM, by _XIALA_

    Walked the entire road from the upper lot to the shady picnic tables in the lower lot at Armstrong Grove. It's a mile (roughly), and it took me 36 minutes. I had 3 stop, each just for a couple of minutes. It was awesome, and I was on such a high at the end, I didn't realize how tired and achey I was... Read more


    7/5/2017 12:30:51 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well had great workout this morning and me and hubby went out to lunch we tried new place Freshburger well we have had better i got grilled chicken sandwich hubby got cheeseburger with goat cheese we got combo he ate my fries i just ate sandwich it was about scale of ... Read more

  • 31.2 - Schedule Tweaks

    7/4/2017 11:23:18 PM, by _XIALA_

    I'm working on tweaking my exercise schedule to add strength training twice a week. Sunday: stretching/yoga & rest day Monday: stretching/yoga & NuStep Tuesday: stretching/yoga & strength training Wednesday: stretching/yoga & walk with The Boo Thursday: stretching/yoga & NuStep Friday... Read more

  • 31

    7/4/2017 10:56:38 PM, by _XIALA_

    Independence Day, and we're celebrating by curling up with our nervous dogs while the sky explodes, distracting them with bully sticks and binge watching Stranger Things to help muffle the sounds. So nice to NOT center the celebration around food! My major accomplishment today was riding Jayne ... Read more

  • One great adventure!

    7/4/2017 4:17:25 PM, by LARENTA

    So, yes, a big adventure is getting nearer. I think about it and butterflies fly inside my tummy. Berlin, Germany awaits me. A country I've never visited before, a language I don't speak, but the music that I love is there!! The future that I seek is there!! I pray to God every day that He guides me... Read more