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  • Saturday

    9/23/2017 5:00:01 PM, by COOP9002

    it's been a busy Saturday thus far, finally slowing down a bit. hoping for a walk with my wife later this evening. Enjoy your Saturday.... Read more

  • Clawing my way back ... bit by bit

    9/23/2017 4:04:21 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Well, this morning I reached another milestone. 334 It was the first time since March 8, 2015 that I have spent more than an hour on my feet running. Bit by bit, I am clawing my way back. I ran well this morning. The heart rate and pacing targets set by my training plan were... Read more

  • Lost 2 more pounds and getting close in finishing 2nd mini goal

    9/23/2017 2:17:27 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I have lost another 2 pounds. I was at 195 pounds since Monday when I went to see my regular doctor. I checked my weight this morning and I am now at 193 pounds. So I am close in finishing my 2nd mini goal of getting to (or near) 190 pounds. If I am still at this weight a week from today (the ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    9/23/2017 1:35:56 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi! we are keeping cool and well hydrated today. we may go to the beach later on and enjoy the water. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    9/23/2017 7:53:04 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good day at work and nice relatively quiet evening, not as much QT with the kids as I'd hoped, but dinner and groceries were good. Abandoning the kids aft r breakfast to have a mom and dad fun day at PIB, but the kids will get QT with the nanny and they are excited because they don't see her much no... Read more

  • Small goals challenge September 22nd, 2017

    9/22/2017 8:21:04 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Full day today! All times are central time zone: 8-9 AM appointment 9-10 AM watch tv 10 am - noon start deep cleaning kitchen 12 noon -12:30 pm eat lunch 12:30-1:30 pm take a much-needed nap 1:30-5:30 pm more deep cleaning 5:30-6:15 PM eat supper 6:15-7 pm finish another cabinet 7 pm close kitche... Read more

  • Ineptitude

    9/22/2017 3:39:41 PM, by COOP9002

    hope your Friday is going well. i am trying to get to the bottom of why the company that has handled our phone service for the past several years suddenly turned off our landline, and now claims that we cannot get our number back. Prayers appreciated.... Read more

  • No change in weight but in inches

    9/22/2017 2:29:28 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am still at 195 pounds. I worked out for 175 minutes yesterday. 69 of those minutes are from a long walk. It felt good but I was a little sore from the walk this morning. I am not sure now. If its not too hot when I get home after my dad's appointment, I might go for a long walk. I am hoping for t... Read more


    9/22/2017 2:21:43 PM, by MIRAGE727

    I lost 100 pounds! When I started my journey, I heard about cheat days! #^&&$#@! I don't believe in them and I never will. Don't ever utter that phrase to me! Don't even try to debate me! (taking a breath) I worked my tail off to my end goal. I also learned how to eat moderately with... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/22/2017 10:56:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. it is supposed to be like this, weather wise, for the next three days at least. i will definitely make sure i am keeping cool, well hydrated and near or in some water,too. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! ha... Read more

  • 30 Day Shred

    9/22/2017 9:09:27 AM, by WINACHST

    i decided it was time to add in some strength training to my workouts. So, I decided to pull out my 30 Day Shred dvd. I did day 1 and I feel like I am shredded. Ouch! It has been 2 days and my muscles are screaming with every step I take. I get 48 hour delayed onset muscle soreness. Yesterday ... Read more

  • Back on track

    9/22/2017 7:17:44 AM, by MARATHON_MOM

    Just another blog of random babbling. So, I had a couple of weeks of falling off the wagon. Maybe falling off the wagon is an understatement. I basically fell off of it and then burned it. BUT.. all this week - since Sunday - I have been back on track. I have full-assed my workouts this w... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    9/22/2017 6:45:17 AM, by RO2BENT

    Please evening at home with the kids mom I was running errands but I got both of them bathed by 7 o'clock and all homework was done. It's Friday so I'll leave around lunchtime and run some errands and Avenue Q to you with the family this evening.... Read more

  • On the Road Again

    9/21/2017 3:09:01 PM, by MOBYCARP

    I saw my podiatrist yesterday. The posterior tibial tendon still has some minor aches, but the podiatrist said that now is the time to exercise through some "discomfort" so that I can get better. In other words, I'm allowed to run again. He rather quickly ran through a progression that he nor... Read more

  • The Power of Nutrition Shining Through

    9/21/2017 2:17:06 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Thought I'd share an exchange between me and the ophthalmologist yesterday. Opthalmologist: "We're not medicating you, are we?" Me: "No." We had this same exchange last year. Why the question? Well, two years ago another ophthalmologist wanted to begin medicating me for glau... Read more

  • First outside jog and walk in a long time!

    9/21/2017 1:57:06 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I DID IT! I actually went out for a full run this morning! Feeling tired now but it was so worth it! This week has been my first great week in a while. Before I was just doing the bare minimum to lose weight and struggling a lot. I feel like I'm slowly getting control and back in the driver's seat. ... Read more

  • Can see results but not much

    9/21/2017 1:48:48 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I can see some results in my belly but not much. I can tell its a little smaller but at least its some. It'll take a while to REALLY see some results. I am doing what my regular doctor is telling me. I have cut down on my carbs (so far they're 27% as of lunch time) and sodium and have boosted protei... Read more

  • Small Goals Challenge September 21, 2017

    9/21/2017 11:34:46 AM, by GET2BEFIT

    Last night I made breakfast casserole, this morning I had it for breakfast. Library has the software that is compatible to submit applications for the second job and my laptop doesn't. I'm applying for a second job to help make ends meet, rent an apartment, and finish paying for my fitness trainer c... Read more

  • "Plan your work, and work your plan."

    9/21/2017 10:28:37 AM, by SHINIGAN

    In Mary Kay they taught us a saying "Plan your work, and work your plan." Last week for I tried winging my meal plan and tracking it to see how closely my natural inclinations fell in line with a truly healthy diet. I suppose it would have been more successful if I had still planned out what I was... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/21/2017 10:10:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a follow up appointment with my doctor this afternoon to find out the results of the heart test i did a while ago. i still have some other tests to do. i will get them done as soon as i can. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Went well

    9/21/2017 9:10:19 AM, by COOP9002

    our dinner last night was well attended, especially with our community fair going on this week. we had about 35 people and almost half of them stayed for prayer meeting following the meal. hope you have a great Thursday.... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    9/21/2017 8:03:50 AM, by RO2BENT

    Went to a rock concert last night which means I got to leave work pretty early and run some errands and buy some dinner and tailgate but boy they are always lot and I've never enjoyed that. But it was a good show had fun with her friends got back home just before midnight slept in A little and off t... Read more

  • Still Surprising Myself

    9/20/2017 10:43:54 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Well, this afternoon I ran a leg speed workout for the first time. I am working a 5k training plan (level 1) from McMillan Running. Level 1 – You're new to running. You've never run before (or it's been a long, long time) and/or you haven't finished a race. But, you can run for at least 15... Read more

  • Plateaued and hating it

    9/20/2017 3:09:12 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I've plateaued at 195 pounds and I am hating it right now. I thought that I would be lower by now but I am not. I have another 10 days in the month to get down to (or near) 190 pounds. I have been doing good. I hope that my carbs straighten out because after I ate lunch, the pie chart on the ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    9/20/2017 12:23:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    another very warm and humid day here today. i am keeping cool and well hydrated and so is my daughter. her teacher is nice. this year, the way it works out, she has 6 different teachers, including one for home room. last year, she just had one teacher. the teacher had nothing but praise for my daugh... Read more

  • Wednesday

    9/20/2017 10:58:10 AM, by COOP9002

    Getting ready for a busy Wednesday. We are trying a spaghetti dinner to try and encourage more folks to join us this evening. hope your day goes well.... Read more

  • Day 2

    9/20/2017 10:30:30 AM, by PSYCHOTAZ

    Day 2- 10 Minutes exercise Day 2- Blogging I did it this morning!! My hip was pretty sore after volleyball last night. But I told myself that I would go to Boot Camp no matter how I felt. So I drug myself out of bed and got my butt to Boot Camp this morning. And I did feel better af... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    9/20/2017 5:47:30 AM, by RO2BENT

    Nice evening at home after a good day at work, had to do more meal prep because we're abandoning the kids to go to another concert this evening. Looking forward to QT with my lady and then with our friends, the concert is his birthday present.... Read more

  • Nutrition infor on PASTA ZERO

    9/19/2017 8:26:10 PM, by LDYHAZ

    It is located in the fridge area. You have to rinse it first then it just takes a minute or two. I liked the texture better than other gluten free. This is considered Vegan. I found this in the salad/veggie section of wal mart.... Read more

  • Any one hear about this 'PASTA ZERO'??

    9/19/2017 6:50:26 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Just discovered this! tried it for the first time at lunch and it was really good. Made a quick stir fry and threw them in. Yummm! I love pasta so this one really satisfied :)... Read more

  • Small goals challenges September 19th, 2017

    9/19/2017 6:37:10 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Long crazy day! An hour grocery shopping, 13 minutes on elliptical trainer, 23 minutes intervals walking and jogging, an hour cooking....that's my workout! I went to the nurse at urgent care, she said I have a skin disorder called dermatitis, which I've never heard of! She said I'm notcontagious, w... Read more

  • Long day

    9/19/2017 5:30:21 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    Well, the five guys plan totally worked! I was forced to eat my fries before open evening and the burger afterwards, and actually that couldn't have been better because I was so hungry after the Open evening I could have easily gone over my calories. But because I already had my planned burger, I di... Read more

  • I won't let "what others think" keep me from working out

    9/19/2017 3:33:13 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Feeling great, just did Tae Bo again!! But also feeling really irritable at the same time. I think it's that lack of sugar/carbs feeling. I wish I could make healthy changes permanent forever because going back and going through all this "detoxing" really sucks. I have been reaching for fruits and v... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/19/2017 1:48:44 PM, by COOP9002

    it was nice to get out for a run on this beautiful morning. praying for those in Puerto Rico and throughout the Carribean, as Maria takes aim and is causing all kinds of heartache. Blessings... Read more

  • Results of my free blood screening

    9/19/2017 11:30:57 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    A hospital from a city east of us came to our church with their Wellmobile and gave us a free checkup. The ladies of our church provided a free breakfast. I did somewhat well but its early to tell since I am trying to lower my carbs and sodium. Here are the results of what I got from the check up. ... Read more

  • Day 1 blogging

    9/19/2017 10:37:32 AM, by PSYCHOTAZ

    Day 1- 10 mins exercise Day 1- Blogging So I want to try Blogging everyday. I am also going to try to get at least 10 minutes of exercise every day. I know most days that will be easy, but there will be some days that this will be tough, but it will help keep me on track. I think once a... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/19/2017 10:19:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's meet the teacher day at my daughter's school. i always go to meet the teacher she has each school year. then i can put a face to the name i hear so much about from my daughter. it is another hot and humid day here again today. both me and my daughter are staying cool and well hydrated. all of t... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    9/19/2017 6:42:19 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good day yesterday I missed a 1030 meeting I scheduled it was a very short teleconference for just a couple people so it's easy to reschedule and I left work to pick up the youngest and take him to running club where he in the middle sister ran 400 m cross country for fun then had some difficulty wi... Read more

  • "I think the irritants were removed then the body healed itself." MTN_KITTEN

    9/18/2017 9:17:43 PM, by JEANKNEE

    This comment was left by MTN_KITTEN in response to my blog - Appear to be one of those ...
    idual.asp?blog_id=6412284 I have been wondering about this very thing myself. Is my body utilizing increased amounts of energy (calories) t... Read more

  • Lost another 4 pounds and results from the doctor

    9/18/2017 5:25:26 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I am still keeping my 2 mini goals but they're Plan A. Get to 197 pounds by today and at or near 190 pounds by the end of the month is the 2 mini goals. What I mentioned yesterday about getting between 190 and 197 by the end of the month was Plan B. Well, today I broke the first of the mini go... Read more

  • it's monday

    9/18/2017 4:43:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great weekend and so did my daughter! i heard from two different places today regarding job opportunities. i know that i will find the right one. i am not giving up. i found a place in the city i live that has a free, in person university course in the liberal arts area. i am going to give i... Read more

  • How's your day going? monday review

    9/18/2017 2:47:44 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I got in a healthy breakfast and did tae bo today! YAY! When I woke up though, I was really tempted to go and get some fast food. Monday's are usually harder because I don't want the relaxing Sunday to end. But I told myself, going out and getting junk food will just make me feel sick, both me... Read more

  • Oh-THAT'S why.

    9/18/2017 12:23:33 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    I realised what the real cause of my bread binge was yesterday. My monthly visit. I guess seeing as chocolate was off the menu I just went for bread. I feel better today, although a little bloated (my own fault.) I'm going to go to boxing as normal and have a nice hot shower before bed.... Read more

  • Training Update - 9/18/17

    9/18/2017 11:34:23 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    This coming Sunday is our last Tri of the season. This is our annual tradition of running the Lake Lanier Islands Sprint Triathlon. It's a fun race, and after surviving the Tugaloo Olympic, I feel like we are probably pretty prepared for this race. Yesterday we did a brick back at Mount Vernon... Read more

  • Monday Morning

    9/18/2017 9:13:23 AM, by COOP9002

    last night was a busy night at Awana's. i helped with recreation, so I didn't have the opportunity to make it out to play some hoops. it was a good night with our students and workers. hope your Monday is going well.... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    9/18/2017 6:40:50 AM, by RO2BENT

    Busy day again yesterday did my three hours of food prep in the kitchen after breakfast and showering with our boy then a little relaxation time before dinner then outside playtime after dinner and I gave our middle child her bath wish I could fall sleep at 9:30 easily. Back to work this morning goi... Read more

  • Appear to be one of those ...

    9/17/2017 11:26:13 PM, by JEANKNEE

    I've been looking for a passage in "The Plant Paradox" and found it. Chapter 5: How the Modern Diet Makes You Fat (and Sick) "A number of my patients seek my treatment for weight loss, but at least half of them see me for the relief of autoimmune diseases. Many of those folks are of norma... Read more

  • Sunday

    9/17/2017 4:19:49 PM, by COOP9002

    it's been a busy Sunday. hoping to play some hoops later tonight. Blessings... Read more

  • B****** to bread!

    9/17/2017 4:18:13 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    Well it was the first day of IQS today and although I didn't have any sugar....well so much for avoiding white bread! I baked a loaf yesterday and ate pretty much all of it today. I should have known better. If you have food in the the house that you like, you will eat that food, and I am a bread fi... Read more

  • National Fossil Day - Week 6 in Review

    9/17/2017 3:49:23 PM, by JEANKNEE

    National Fossil Day Maintenance Challenge Center 120.0 Range 116.4 - 123.6 Using the Hacker's Diet Online Week 1 : Wed 08/09/2017 - Tue 08/15/2017 – 116.2 lbs (Actual Weight 114.2 lbs) Week 2 : Wed 08/16/2017 - Tue 08/22/2017 – 116.5 lbs (Actual Weight 117.4 lbs) Week 3 : Wed 0... Read more

  • Back under 200 and feel tired

    9/17/2017 2:51:55 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I got the 2 pounds back off that I gained. I'm glad of that. Now I have redone my 2 mini goals. One was to get down to 197 pounds before my appointment with my regular doctor (which is tomorrow). So I guess I won't be getting 2 pounds off in 24 hours. And the other is get to or near 190 pounds... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    9/17/2017 8:55:13 AM, by RO2BENT

    Felt like a busy day but wasn't really, hurried breakfast because we slept in a little, drove 40 min to ride train with aunt, lunch, drive home, hang kayak, dinner, grocery store, bedtime. Typical Sunday today.... Read more

  • Small goals challenges September 16th, 2017

    9/16/2017 8:09:18 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Well, after finishing supper I've consumed 902 calories, cleaned the apartment 65 minutes. I just literally finished supper around 6 pm central time and feel like I didn't eat anything! I'm guessing that it takes 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain I've had plenty to eat, now my stomach is ... Read more

  • Dreams

    9/16/2017 6:56:18 PM, by GLORIAMAJDI

    Last week on a SparkTeam thread I answered a question about dreams...what do I dream about? And after I wrote my answer on the thread, I realized that this is a very good thing to include in a blog. Here is my reply to that thread....with just a couple of tiny changes. I dream about a day ... Read more

  • Challenge Completed: New Challenge to start.

    9/16/2017 3:09:00 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    Well, today I finished the 21 day No Sugar Spark Challenge. This marks the end of one challenge and the beginning of a new, longer and more intense one. Tomorrow I go straight into the 8 week I Quit Sugar Programme. This is far more intensive and is supposed to help you get all the sugar out of your... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/16/2017 2:43:16 PM, by COOP9002

    got a nice run and bike ride in this morning. trying to get ready for tomorrow. Hope you are having a great Saturday. Blessings... Read more

  • The Role Environment Plays

    9/16/2017 2:19:17 PM, by JEANKNEE

    One of the things that continues to come up in the health webinars and books read in recent years is the role environment plays when it comes to our health. And, when I say environment, I am talking environment in a fairly broad sense ... physical, mental, emotional, and dare I say spiritual. ... Read more

  • Gained 2 pounds and back into the 200s

    9/16/2017 11:50:56 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well I gained 2 pounds and now I'm back into the 200s. I was at 199 pounds since Thursday and now I am back to 201 pounds. I am not sure why. I consumed around 1100 calories yesterday but burned 1699 calories in 159 minutes. I know that it was my sodium intake because it was 1493mg. And I am not tak... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    9/16/2017 10:28:47 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good day at work, good cookout for dinner including QT with kids. Train ride with my aunt to visit with my family this AM then groceries and no other plans for the day. Did a short jog with the kids yesterday to get them ready for Little Comets Running Club.... Read more

  • Slug...

    9/16/2017 7:41:58 AM, by LDYHAZ

    That's how I am feeling this morning. Didn't help that DH had not turned off the alarm so woke up at 5am...Grrrrr Drove the grandchildren to Denver yesterday and by night fall I had my house back in order. I used to try and keep everything " tip top". Now I just let things get dirty and am ok... Read more

  • Couch Time, and a Leap of Faith

    9/15/2017 9:13:30 PM, by MOBYCARP

    I am a runner. The other day, it came to my attention that my success story was recycled on the front page. That's the story featuring me running the Boston Marathon twice. Right now, I don't feel like a marathon runner. I have posterior tibial tendinitis, and my podiatrist opined that I pro... Read more

  • TGIF

    9/15/2017 4:43:21 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    What a good week! I really enjoy (so far, I mean it's only one week in) teaching a predominantly KS4 (GCSE, age range 14-16) timetable. I enjoy the curriculum much more and I have been lucky with my classes. They're really nice. I did over eat a bit today, but no sugar. Mostly fat I can see myself g... Read more

  • Friday

    9/15/2017 2:10:25 PM, by COOP9002

    It's a nice early Fall day here in Maryland. Hope your Friday is going well.... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/15/2017 11:00:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful sunny and warm day here today. my daughter says hi! i am keeping cool today and doing my exercises mostly indoors. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • So close

    9/15/2017 8:38:32 AM, by WINACHST

    I started the Engine 2 7-day challenge 2 days ago and made it through the first day. The second day, was not as successful. I ended up eating s'mores and graham crackers. S'more are my downfall. I always keep the graham crackers, marshmallows and candy bars on hand so when the grandkids come over we... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    9/15/2017 6:39:42 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good day at work got a little bit caught up and then a nice evening mama was gone most of the evening with bass lesson and then cardio kickboxing so I had quality time with kids. Back to work this morning I'm going to skip swimming because I haven't been sleeping well all of my muscles are sore and ... Read more

  • Lost another pound

    9/14/2017 6:48:59 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am finally back under 200 pounds. I am at 199 pounds. I haven't exercised much. Somehow I'm not really in the mood today for some odd reason. I did do a walk around the house with the dog and a walk up and down the street with the dog and that's about it. I hate exercising when it gets later on in... Read more

  • A general good day

    9/14/2017 3:33:15 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    I don't have much to say about today. Things went well, they were smooth and untroubled. An ex collogue sent a hamper to the school for our department full of muffins and cookies, but I'll live. I didn't have the cookies, I can cope without muffins. And anyway I've got a latte to look forward to aft... Read more

  • Small victories

    9/14/2017 3:03:15 PM, by SHINIGAN

    I am an emotional eater. When I am stressed, tired, depressed, happy, content, sad, okay if I have any feeling whatsoever I crave food. Definitely sweets. Fortunately, most of the time a piece of fruit can scratch that itch. If I really need something naughty, I have found that a cup of Swiss Mi... Read more

  • something's gotta give

    9/14/2017 1:32:16 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Wow. Just wow. I can't believe today is already Thursday. It's NOT been the week I planned out. Not good at all. I can only blame myself really. So this morning I kept telling myself "something's gotta give" and it won't be pretty. Either I shape up and really focus on reaching my goals....or the sc... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/14/2017 1:21:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel that i did well at the interview that i had this morning. i will keep looking for work opportunities. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it is a very warm and humid day here today, so my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Feel Fine ... Monitoring to Continue

    9/14/2017 1:13:54 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Well, test results are back and monitoring is to continue. I'm happy that a hematologist is involved. This brings me a degree of relief; although, concerns remain. I don't necessarily think fast on my feet. I'm a reflective sort of person and it often takes time for things to become evident.... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/14/2017 9:47:43 AM, by COOP9002

    Thank you to each of you who have been praying for Harold and his family. I will keep you updated, when I hear something that I can share. Today is a crazy busy day. We have our monthly senior adult luncheon, my wife and i need to replace some door handles on the bedrooms, i have a personn... Read more

  • "I'd rather not take a chance"

    9/14/2017 9:18:41 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, yesterday I made it through the day without eating any junk food. The best thing is that I realized it was not as hard as i thought it would be. But, I realize how much of a disconnect there is with some about the food I eat and how I feel. I am still fairly healthy and active so I am n... Read more

  • Still here!!

    9/14/2017 8:18:03 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Still training for Vegas! It is early morning right now and I have time to write a short blog. Dale and I took a nice 4 day trip to Colorado and stayed in a resort. It was truely needed couple time. Several days later we drove back to Denver and picked up Two grandchildren. We have been b... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    9/14/2017 6:38:01 AM, by RO2BENT

    Work still goes well always a little behind but nothing critical. We didn't go sailing yesterday last Wednesday race little disappointed but not Michael instead I spent quality time with the family mostly doing homework. Back to work this morning still struggling to get enough sleep not using earplu... Read more

  • Update Blog: Being Fluffy

    9/13/2017 9:41:55 PM, by FLGIRL1234

    Wow! So how crazy is this??? I start to write this update blog and and since its been awhile I wanted to go back and see exactly how long it had been so i write it down in here and ....NO LIE....its exactly 1 year ago to the day! September 13th. WHAT?!?!I Weird right? So I guess in... Read more

  • Boxing getting better

    9/13/2017 3:51:26 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    SO, its' the fourth day with out sugar and things aren't going too badly. The cookies and snacks in the staffroom are gone and I don't feel like I missed out. My a car got fixed and the man at the garage knocked some money off the price for me, from £275 down to £264. It's not a lot, but every littl... Read more

  • Rough morning

    9/13/2017 2:50:37 PM, by COOP9002

    This morning I spent some time with a family, who was going through an extremely tough time as one of their family members is struggling with depression. please pray for the Johnson family. thanks... Read more

  • Injured

    9/13/2017 2:02:10 PM, by GLORIAMAJDI

    Well, the last few weeks have been pretty outrageously crazy for me. My DH and I took a week of vacation in late August. We almost always take that week off and it was probably during that week four years ago when I hit my goal weight. I've been maintaining ever since and each year I blog about m... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    9/13/2017 1:28:29 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow morning. i had a phone interview this morning for a different job. job prospects are looking up for me. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Gained some weight but no worries

    9/13/2017 11:39:29 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I gained 3 pounds since Sunday but I have gotten a pound off of it off. I went fro 198 pounds to 201 pounds. Now I am at 200 pounds but I am not going to let that define me. I am still hoping to get back down to 197 pounds before I see the doctor on Monday. I didn't have much exercising on Sunday an... Read more

  • Ditching The Fat Clothes ...

    9/13/2017 10:55:58 AM, by MUFFIY831

    I am a big believer in getting rid of 'fat clothes.' As soon as something is too big, off it goes to charity. Then if I start to backslide, I realize I have no pants left and I better put down the pizza and pick up some broccoli or I'm going to have to go buy new pants. Again. And that costs money. ... Read more

  • Bad eating + lots of activity does not = good health

    9/13/2017 9:49:01 AM, by SHINIGAN

    So I suspect that fatigue is something that could be a delayed reaction just like the muscle pain that strikes the second day after a hard workout. This weekend, I was not good. I did a TON of activity and did not eat well. I didn't start out bad. I had my oatmeal breakfast Saturday, then wen... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    9/13/2017 6:42:42 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good day yesterday a little busy at work and in the evening but everything went well even with mom mom not being home for most of the evening for a work dinner. Got to bed early but didn't fall sleep early. Went for a swim yesterday morning at the Slone easy legs sore from jog first time in three mo... Read more

  • Small goals challenges September 12th, 2017

    9/12/2017 10:11:37 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    40 minutes speed walking at the park this morning, an hour grocery shopping (i counted it as walking because I'm walking on my feet!), 1 hour 40 minutes cooking and cleaning, so that's my workout for today! Today's coaching tip got my attention, I need to take better care of myself. I'm well known... Read more

  • 3rd day no sugar

    9/12/2017 3:35:03 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    FINALLY all the cookies are gone in the staffroom. I managed to resist them, even though I did end up stressed about the car. I got it to the mechanics, but it's going to cost me £300. Luckily I have the bank of mum to get a no interest loan from, but it was stressful. I did find this out at the end... Read more

  • Fall 2017 5% Challenge Eating Plan Commitment

    9/12/2017 3:07:55 PM, by KKINNEA

    I am keeping it quite simple: - 8+ glasses of water per day - Prep 1 meal ahead of time... Read more

  • Race Recap

    9/12/2017 2:22:20 PM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    So my race went relatively well. My official times were: Swim: 38:07 T1: 4:41 Bike: 1:38:08 T2: 3:00 Run: 1:14:15 My Garmin tagged the swim at a little over 1750 yards, vs the 1650 it was supposed to be (in other words I zig-zagged a bit and swam farther than required). I did not rush... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/12/2017 1:54:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    I am out and about running some errands today. it is a beautiful day here and I am making sure I get out and enjoy it. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/12/2017 9:58:39 AM, by COOP9002

    we had a good deacon's meeting last night, and hopefully it led us towards a more resolved approach to meet and encourage others in our church family and community. tonight we are hoping to visit some folks. Blessings... Read more

  • Fighting the battle

    9/12/2017 9:52:31 AM, by WINACHST

    I am hovering just a few pounds above my 1st goal weight. My body seems to be fighting to hang on to these pounds. I know that if I stop eating junk food then I will get the upper hand in this fight. It seems so simple, stop eating junk food and I can win this battle and eventually the war. ... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    9/12/2017 6:37:35 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good day yesterday easy day at work and home in time to get over to wife's aunt's house to visit her cousin who is in from California and got back in time to get the kids in bed on time. Going for a swim this morning legs still sore from jog which was the first in three months so I'll probably have ... Read more

  • 2nd Day no sugar and temptations!

    9/11/2017 3:54:43 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    Of course the second day of my no sugar challenge someone brings in cookies and cakes to the staffroom. And of course my car starts to smell of burnt rubber and stress me out on the way back from boxing. Why on earth wouldn't it?! But I didn't cave in so I guess I'm doing ok. Hopefully things w... Read more

  • Monday

    9/11/2017 2:46:16 PM, by COOP9002

    We had a nice start to Awana's last night. our church attendance was a little down this Sunday. Of course, with a church our size it doesn't take too many families to make a big impact on our attendance. Blessings... Read more

  • this weeks goal: lose 2 pounds and remembering

    9/11/2017 1:31:40 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    On this day back in 2001, I was walking to high school, kind of rushing because I was super late for school and my math teacher hated kids being late. Well, when I walked in class I was bracing for him to yell at me only to find his eyes glued to the tv along with my entire class. Remembering ... Read more

  • Out of Africa

    9/11/2017 1:18:08 PM, by MUFFIY831

    Last week was kind of a mess. I was in South Africa (which was lovely!) but it's 26 hours of travel each way, plus jet lag, work stress, and too many social events that I can't really say no to. 1. Too much wine. But GOD I LOVE STELLENBOSCH! ;) 2. Too much food. 3. Not enough exercise. ... Read more

  • it's monday

    9/11/2017 11:30:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway! woo hoo! have a terrific day,everyone! i have some errands to run and i plan on getting plenty of exercise throughout my day. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep!... Read more

  • Fall 2017 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

    9/11/2017 10:11:58 AM, by KKINNEA

    It's been a tough summer, and unemployment going into year 2 is a big drag, but I'm not giving up. My goals are very simple: - Complete the 3 marathons currently scheduled for fall under the given time limit (6-7 hours) - Walk 16,000 steps a day as many days a week as possible - Perform my ... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    9/11/2017 6:59:36 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good day yesterday spent my four hours in the kitchen prepping food for the week and getting dinner ready so I had to rest my back but everything worked out. Back to work this morning for a typical Monday full of meetings and it will be a busy evening going to visit wife's cousin who's in town from ... Read more