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  • Friday 7/31/15

    7/31/2015 11:11:44 AM, by FRECKS96

    I'm doing better. I'm drinking more water, working out more and trying to make better food choices. I've got a tentative training plan worked out, but I think I'm going to have one written specifically for me for NYCM. This last week has been brutally hot and humid for our area, but I'm plu... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/31/2015 8:19:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! it is a long weekend here in canada. so i am going to spend more time with my daughter and my good friend. between the two of them, i will spend time and have fun! my good friend has been there for me through all i have been through in the past few years. my daughter and... 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 Sparking!... Read more

  • Another PT Appointment Today

    7/30/2015 2:34:26 PM, by JEANKNEE

    This morning I had my fourth visit with the physical therapist since being diagnosed with the fractured pelvis. Strength in my legs was re-assessed, new exercises were introduced and I was told to dial it down. I mistakenly thought that with each new exercise introduced that I was to add them ... Read more

  • Happy birthday to me! It's my party and I'll.......do whatever I want lol!

    7/30/2015 1:29:20 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    well it's here finally! My birthday. 10 years ago I turned 18 (it feels like yesterday). I'm now 28 and a mom of 2 toddlers...CRAZY! Today I decided to make it a "do whatever I flipping want" day and so far am enjoying it. The only annoying/bad thing is I'm feeling sick.... yea.... 24 on ... Read more

  • Thursday morning

    7/30/2015 12:49:05 PM, by COOP9002

    enjoyed a nice run this morning, and the temperate weather allowed me to go a little farther than planned. hope your Thursday is going well.... Read more

  • Day 162 of the 'Q' - Summer is a murderer...

    7/30/2015 10:16:40 AM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    I was all excited for summer. Plenty of time to work out, eat when I needed to, see my friends, do what I wanted. No problem. I have a plan! I get up at 4:30 still. I sit right back on the couch, and don't usually get back up. My excuse now is waiting for the sun to come up. (Which is important... Read more

  • BLC Back to Basics: Live Today

    7/30/2015 10:03:27 AM, by FITJEN48

    What a great sparkmail from the BLC admin today. I'm so glad to be reminded of the importance of living for today, and taking a week to focus on that! It's so easy to regret the past, and dream about the future, yet flounder about today. Carpe Diem! Seize the day! I watched a Brendon Burchard v... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/30/2015 9:14:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny summer day here today. off to spend time with my daughter. she has a soccer game tonight. all the birds say hi! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Medical Advice and Changed Running Plans

    7/29/2015 9:39:54 PM, by MOBYCARP

    I have a slide on my Goal Board that says, "I will seek medical advice when things aren't right." I didn't call a doctor on Monday because my ankle was doing better. It wasn't that the ankle was totally normal, it was that the ankle wasn't as urgent an issue as it had been on Thursday. And I knew... Read more

  • Day 13... countdown to surgery

    7/29/2015 9:22:34 PM, by ON2VICTORY

    Day 13 This begins my countdown to surgery, my big day. I want to document the days leading up to and the days post op. So much really isn't known about Bariatric surgery, especially in the health and fitness industry. In the articles and forums, I have read everything from praise and celebrati... Read more

  • No Burn, Baby, Burn Challenge Award for Me this Month and That's Okay!

    7/29/2015 8:13:13 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Disclaimer: Calories burned are an ESTIMATE! I use a SparkActivityTracker, GPS watch, and/or a heart rate monitor to estimate fitness minutes and calories burned. That being said, these estimates have worked well for me. I have been routinely tracking fitness since July 2013 and nutrition since ... Read more

  • Tomorrow is my birthday, registered for races and house hunting :) :)

    7/29/2015 2:03:05 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Not sure how I feel about my birthday. I used to get super excited and plan every little detail and have these fabulous exciting parties. Once I was about 12 I organized a party every year haha. Then that turned into birthday fun nights out with the girls in Hollywood when I became an adult. Now wit... Read more

  • Wednesday

    7/29/2015 12:42:50 PM, by COOP9002

    It's nice to be able to walk outside this morning without breaking into a sweat. Enjoying a visit from our daughter today. Blessings... Read more

  • Clingy fabric breeds insecurity.

    7/29/2015 11:53:53 AM, by AMSPARKS23

    Today I woke up and thought, "Today is definitely a sweatpants day." Then my mom called. My niece is getting married, and my mom asked me to go with her dress shopping. It made me feel like I should wear something a tiny bit nicer than joggers. I tried on this dress and decided it looked pretty good... Read more

  • Family Weekend

    7/29/2015 10:56:00 AM, by LDYHAZ

    This past Saturday we picked up our daughter and two grand sons from the Denver airport. The boys did not know where they were going. So when they arrived at the airport and saw grandpa they were very surprised. As you can see they were very happy! DH's mother had her 80's birthday party in t... Read more

  • Lets Do This!

    7/29/2015 9:25:13 AM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    I had a really rough last week mentally and emotionally, but I was able to pick myself up and dust myself off and get back to it. Saturday and Sunday, I finally started back to running after being off for nearly 7 weeks due to a knee injury. Knee pain went away completely while running, ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/29/2015 7:58:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. got to meet a really nice lady the other night. even though i was not expecting to meet her, i am so glad i did. makes all the efforts i am putting in to better my life worth it. all the birds say hi. have a... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/28/2015 10:32:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am finally taking it easy after a really long day. i got to spend some time with my daughter and her soccer team won the game by a score of 5-4! woo hoo! she will be playing a game on thursday. this is for one that was not played when it rained heavily a few weeks ago here. she is ready to go for ... Read more

  • Steamy Tuesday

    7/28/2015 11:26:25 AM, by COOP9002

    It's a hot late July day in mid-Mo. Fortunately, i got out for my run a little earlier this morning. If you are out in the heat be sure to take care of yourself. Blessings... Read more

  • Tuesday weigh in...

    7/28/2015 10:58:24 AM, by SELENAMDZ

    WELL, I weighed in today.. and I lost like half pound.. haha But, I am actually excited.. I did measurements as well and lost about a half inch off my waist and about an inch almost off each thigh. I have been lifting weights more often, working out more often and trying harder with my fo... Read more

  • Who Am I?

    7/28/2015 10:24:34 AM, by CALIFORNIA-GAL

    Who Am I? You may know me. I'm your greatest helper. I'm your heaviest burden. I push you onward or drag you down. I am at your command. Half of your tasks might as well be turned over to me. I can do them quickly and consistently, if that's what you want. I am easily managed. A... Read more

  • Sometimes you have to relearn what you know

    7/28/2015 10:10:12 AM, by AMSPARKS23

    When I started eating extremely clean about a month ago I quickly lost about 10lbs with moderate exercise and whole foods. Then last week hit. I had a chocolate attack that hit me at full force. I decided that fudge brownies would be the absolute thing to satisfy that craving, and it did. For about ... Read more

  • You'll never know

    7/28/2015 7:24:55 AM, by BINAMOMMY

    Currently, the only person who benefits from my lifestyle is my husband. I have greater stamina, strength, and endurance, plus I set a goid example. I hope one day, my daughters see my lifestyle as something beneficial. Right now it's pretty much snotty comments. My dog benefits from it too,with reg... Read more

  • relaxing weekend, dad 10k training, looking for our 1st place, so confused :-/

    7/27/2015 2:00:10 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Another Monday! not too bad though. Started off rough but Mondays always do. I woke up when hubby left at about 5:50 but immediately fell back asleep for an hour!!! ACK! I ended up having this creepy nightmare and woke myself up. Otherwise I would have slept longer sheeesh. Anyways, even tho... Read more

  • Happy Birthday, Olivia!!!

    7/27/2015 12:16:13 PM, by COOP9002

    today is our youngest daughter, Olivia's, thirteenth birthday. She has opened her presents from us, and gets to decide where we will eat later this evening. Her friends are all out of town for the summer, so she didn't really want to have a party except with us. Enjoy your day.... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/27/2015 12:09:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and humid day here today. the next few days are going to be the same. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. she says hi to all of mommy's friends. the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Quote for Today 7/27/2015

    7/27/2015 9:42:03 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    "A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done." Vince Lombardi ... Read more

  • He Missed Us!

    7/27/2015 8:58:19 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last week my son was at his grandparents with all his cousins for the week. Every time we called him he said he didn't want to come home. Well Friday we decided to meet my in-laws at a restaurant to pick up our son and that way we could take them out to dinner to say thank-you for having our son fo... Read more

  • Safely Home

    7/26/2015 10:49:12 PM, by COOP9002

    today's drive went much better. besides some challenging rains in Southern Illinois, things went off without a hitch and we were back home by mid-afternoon. our trip to Florida was enjoyable, but it's good to be back home. Blessings... Read more

  • Give it away, give it away now

    7/26/2015 5:21:25 PM, by BINAMOMMY

    My clothes that are too big will be donated. Am Working on paring down anyway, so that idea makes it easier.... Read more

  • It happened in Bikram Yoga

    7/26/2015 3:55:43 PM, by BOLEBRON

    I began taking hot yoga classes about 3 years ago when a co-worker and instructor of the class told me that it was good for losing weight and to remedy body aches. I wanted to shed about 25 pounds and I love stretching and holding poses. I was uncomfortable- not in a constant pain- but my legs hurt... Read more

  • Our Newest Pack Member

    7/26/2015 1:35:38 PM, by BWCAGRL

    This is 'Doc' a shepherd/lab mix. We adopted him yesterday through a local humane society. He is about 12 weeks old and is making a good transition into our home. Our other dog, Rosie is 6 and she is tolerating him. They will work it out eventually and she will enjoy having a play ma... Read more

  • Fastest 5k program week 3

    7/26/2015 9:06:34 AM, by WINACHST

    244 I am starting week 3 today! Sometimes I get discouraged on my journey of healthier habits but remind myself that I can stick with a few things if I put my mind to it. This is my third time repeating this program. I am one of those people that need a voice telling me what to do in my workouts and... Read more

  • Mushroom Muffins!

    7/26/2015 8:39:20 AM, by WINACHST

    The other day I had some over-ripe bananas and the featured recipe on Fork Over Knives facebook page was Chef AJ's Just Bananas Muffins www.forksoverknives.com/recipe
    s/just-bananas-muffins/ So I made a batch of muffins, then went next door to my daughter's house and my 5 year old gra... Read more

  • 25

    7/26/2015 6:54:29 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    Yep that's right! 25 lbs lost!! I am so excited. Sometimes I don't even recognise me anymore. Other times that old bad guy in my head rears up and whispers things like . Let's stop this and eat until we regain all the weight. Just EAT EATEATEATAEATEAEATTTT! Does anybody else get that? I thoug... Read more

  • I'm running out of witty titles (wait, I don't think any of them could ever be classed as reaching

    7/25/2015 11:20:55 PM, by JENB_121

    As I clack away at my keyboard I am waiting for my rhubarb to cook, and my eggs to start boiling. I'm making some crumble to have for breakfast for the next few days or so. I'm also guzzling some soda water and sucking on my D3 - my 'sunshine vitamin'. Apparently New Zealand is on some weird angle t... Read more

  • birthday party choices....

    7/25/2015 11:12:05 PM, by SELENAMDZ

    We celebrated my oldest sons birthday this weekend. He is turning 8 tomorrow! It is sad, but exciting to see him grow into such an awesome kid. For his birthday he wanted to get hamburgers, his favorite. So my husband researched online about the best hamburger places in town. We found some... Read more

  • Rough day

    7/25/2015 10:02:08 PM, by COOP9002

    our trip home was a nightmare. We spent 5 hours going 25 miles due to some maniac who was shooting at people after escaping from a trooper that he had shot during a morning stop. Fortunately the trooper is ok, and they finally removed him from the gene pool.... Read more

  • Make me happy when skies are gray!

    7/25/2015 8:45:00 PM, by BINAMOMMY

    I have a huge problem with motivation--I spent many years coming up with excuses for not exercising--house is dirty, kids--you name it, I used it. These days I am keeping a few tricks up my sleeve to keep moving. 1) Walkadoo--this free website most days, not all, since I am far from perfect, k... Read more

  • conquered the mountain, great ladies night and not my birthday yet :)

    7/25/2015 7:31:08 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Ladies night was a blast! I woke up this morning super hungover though...ugh...too much sangria haha Oh man my head was pounding and I was nauseous. It was hard to eat breakfast. I ended up making avocado dip-guacamole. I mashed up some big avocados, chopped some onion and tomato wit... Read more

  • I only ran 15 miles today

    7/25/2015 4:51:01 PM, by MOBYCARP

    One of the minor pleasures available to runners is talking to non-runners as if they were runners. Some of the reactions are predicable but amusing. For example, if a runner tells a non-runner, "I only ran X miles today," the non-runner is going to be Very Impressed. It doesn't seem to matter w... Read more

  • Spicy lab update. End of July

    7/25/2015 10:16:05 AM, by FITJEN48

    As I scraped the last bits of Magic Shell from the tiny crevices of a Solo cup, it was as if Nextflix began rapidly streaming random sound bites and film clips through my mind. Only the footage featured all my thoughts on food. "Who eats ice cream for breakfast. What's wrong with you?" and "Rem... Read more

  • Ankle is better on second rest day

    7/24/2015 8:49:18 PM, by MOBYCARP

    It's been a good day. My sore ankle is much better, and it felt good to walk briskly at noon. I started the next 10K steps per day streak. Tested running perhaps 200 meters this evening, in jeans and wearing my walking shoes (Asics 33-Ms, as opposed to the Saucony Kinvaras I run in). It felt goo... Read more

  • My birthday's coming, ready for ladies night tonight and my dad wants to run a race with me??

    7/24/2015 6:20:06 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    My review of this week: Good, positive, quiet week. Also: kept myself busy with our work project which is going well. Hoping to finish it before my birthday! (which is next Thursday!wow!) 107 44 A weird day, I'm planning on trying to convince everyone to celebrate it on Friday instead since ... Read more

  • Desperate for Cardio and an Experiment

    7/24/2015 1:47:13 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Since the injury made itself evident in March, it has been essentially impossible for me to elevate my heart rate without exacerbating symptoms. As directed by orthopedics, whenever symptoms are exacerbated, I am to CEASE ALL ACTIVITY outside of normal day-to-day activity, including walking. An al... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/24/2015 10:26:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! yay! it will be a very warm and humid one,though. i am prepared and so is my daughter. all of the birds are ok and say hi. i have some errands to run before it gets too hot outside. have a great day,everyone and a wonderful weekend!... Read more

  • Rare Reunion

    7/24/2015 9:07:18 AM, by COOP9002

    Today we head to Epcot. It was great to see on old friend from college yesterday. I am so appreciative to his wife, and my wife and daughter for indulging to old men in our rare opportunity to see each other. Hope your Friday is amazing.... Read more

  • An anniversary, of sorts

    7/23/2015 8:42:07 PM, by MOBYCARP

    One year ago today I had a visit with my podiatrist. He gave me the green light to start running, so I went home and ran that first quarter mile. One year ago tomorrow, I did some walk 2, run 2 intervals. I built time and distance, and made it to 10 miles the Saturday before the Rochester Maratho... Read more

  • Looking forward and looking back....

    7/23/2015 8:09:54 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Still in training for the 10K. 4 weeks to go. I am now running just at 20 miles a week. Two 4 mile runs and two 6 mile runs. Today was an easy 4 mile run that I added a little something too. A speed test. I read about it in the "Runners" magazine. I realized I didn't know what type of time I cou... Read more

  • Goals makes my life worth while!!! Just thoughts of mine. . .

    7/23/2015 1:38:48 PM, by GYORGYB

    To me, goals are very important, but it is not necessary te reach them but just to work towards them. I often give up a goal for on other one. But I only give up a goal if I have found a better goal to work toward. I keep a list of things that I would like to do or achieve and I always try to mak... Read more

  • Thursday in Florida

    7/23/2015 9:41:00 AM, by COOP9002

    We're taking it easy today and doing some shopping and staying inside during the daytime as much as possible. We will head to Epcot tomorrow, and then starting heading home on Saturday. Hope your Thursday is going well.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/23/2015 9:40:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i applied for a few more jobs today. i will continue to do so until i get something. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i finally had a chance to try out some of my new exercise dvds and i am really enjoying them. i am so glad i treated myself to some new ones. now i am even mor... Read more

  • Time to Face the Music!

    7/23/2015 9:22:08 AM, by CHERRY666

    It's been about two and a half months since I've exercised regularly and ate like I cared about health. I went back and double checked by running a report on my exercise minutes, and yep, they dropped off immediately after some bad news about my cat. I haven't taken very good care of myself since. ... Read more

  • Real Food

    7/23/2015 8:41:09 AM, by WINACHST

    I watched an episode of an old show "Good Neighbors" and it was about this couple who decided to become self-sufficient. They quit their jobs and attempt to barter for things they need and the bulk of their income comes from selling the produce they grow. On this particular episode, the "hired... Read more

  • Day 155 of the 'Q' - The judges are in...

    7/23/2015 8:38:05 AM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    It's reality. You will be judged for trying to be healthy. You will be judged when you pass over the donuts for the salad. You'll be judged when you can't go out with your friends because it's your class at the gym. It's exactly the same judgement you go when you weren't healthy too. You were ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    7/22/2015 10:44:43 PM, by COOP9002

    Hope your day was amazing. My wife and our youngest daughter spent the day together at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. It sure was hot. Blessings.... Read more

  • Bad Food Day, Extra Run, and Rolled Ankle

    7/22/2015 9:31:07 PM, by MOBYCARP

    The socialites at work decided to have a monthly grill-out in the summer. I missed May, because it was held on a day I normally work at home. Unfortunately, the socialites decided to adjust and put them on Wednesdays, a normal work in the office day for me. I survived June's grill-out with a larg... Read more

  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

    7/22/2015 8:28:05 PM, by BWCAGRL

    Had a great day with my son at his first MLB game! We stayed hydrated and had a wonderful afternoon!... Read more

  • Summer Challenge Halfway Mark

    7/22/2015 4:02:54 PM, by SBEAR5

    In June I signed up for a summer challenge. I'm half way thru, so I though I'd depress myself and do a "mid-challenge" review. haha Goals: 1. Fitness -running 3x a week. I'm doing ok on this. Some weeks I'm good, others not so much. Getting better though. -bodypump - eh... what? ha... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/22/2015 2:40:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful summer day here today! my daughter's off to day camp for the afternoon. she really enjoys going there. she met up with two of her friends on the weekend and they had lots of fun. all the birds say cheep,cheep! i am keeping up with my online courses so far and i just finished one of them ... Read more

  • Do you love YOURSELF?

    7/22/2015 1:57:02 PM, by SELENAMDZ

    (I have nothing to wear. Nothing looks good on me. if only my stomach was flatter. maybe if i lost ten pounds I would feel better. I'm fat. ) I find myself saying the above statement pretty much daily. How heartbreaking. My goal for this week, is to look in the mirror and be kind to m... Read more

  • Yesterdays progress

    7/22/2015 11:37:21 AM, by SELENAMDZ

    Yesterday I did really well with my food, still snacked a couple times where I shouldn't of, but... I was able t say "no" a few times, which is hard for me. I have issues with snacking and binge eating at times. But I feel great about my choices yesterday. ALSO, my whole body is sore! In the... Read more

  • Happy birthday, BoniDale!

    7/22/2015 10:36:35 AM, by MAGNOLIA416

    Here's a picture of myself with Bonnie when we got together in Peterborough, Ontario in June. We had a lovely day of eating, walking, talking and window shopping. She got me to walk up and very long, steep hill to catch a gorgeous view of the city! I didn't take enough photos! We met here on Sp... Read more

  • Finally

    7/21/2015 10:16:10 PM, by COOP9002

    46... Read more

  • Mysterious fog run and the battle to get out and do it :D

    7/21/2015 1:21:26 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Running, I have a love-hate relationship with it seriously. It takes all of my strength to get up out of bed and do it. Even when I'm well rested I love my burrito blanket wrapped around me...so comfy. But every day I have this argument with myself. "hey, body come on we should go run really quick. ... Read more

  • weigh in...

    7/21/2015 10:43:04 AM, by SELENAMDZ

    Well, I tried to avoid coming on here. I thought, well maybe I could just ignore that its Tuesday.. or maybe I can just say my scale broke, or for some reason I can't weigh in.. But, who would I be lying to, mostly myself. I once again lost no weight, and I realize this is going to be much harder... Read more

  • Missing The Little Guy - But Enjoying the Extra Sleep!

    7/21/2015 9:07:16 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    This week feels odd because the little guy is spending the week with his grandparents. My in-laws called and said they were taking my nieces and nephew for the week and wanted to know if my son would like to come as well. My son was so excited to spend a week with his grandparents and cousins. ... Read more

  • Starting To Slip Back into Old Patterns...

    7/21/2015 8:27:11 AM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    I feel myself in a funk and not doing the best with my eating habits this week of the 5% challenge. It all started on Monday and has seemed to snow ball. On Monday, I had stopped at the gas station to fill my tank up for my commute to work in the early morning. I was already hungry, and knew ... Read more

  • Junkfood. At work. All The Time.

    7/21/2015 2:43:50 AM, by JENB_121

    Today was my first day back at work. Isn't it always awful trying to drag yourself back in after a week off? My attitude was not very good. I wanted to set fire to all the paper things on and around my desk, just to see what would happen. I'm sure they have a breeding programme somewhere for paper t... Read more

  • Vacation Begins!

    7/20/2015 11:16:28 PM, by COOP9002

    30... Read more

  • Haven't done one of these in a while

    7/20/2015 4:33:56 PM, by SOCAL_LADYBUG

    1. Sexual orientation: Bisexual 2. What I'm really bad at: Winking and whistling - I can't do either - for real 3. The person whose arms I'd like to be in: Gramps 520 4. Best first date: I haven't had a legit first date since high school, I don't think. Everyone I've dated has been a frie... Read more

  • Back to Basics

    7/20/2015 2:07:36 PM, by JMARISK

    I told myself that I would get back to basics this month by logging into Sparkpeople more often. Well here we are the middle of July and this is my first entry--first time logging in to Sparkpeople. I've been doing well over all but I've been slowly gaining weight again. I could give a million excus... Read more

  • Romantic weekend, creepiness, and thunderstorms!! eep!

    7/20/2015 2:01:28 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    It's Monday, back to the grind lol. A lot is happening lately actually which is a good thing but at the same time...I'm stressed. I've been getting this creepy vibe lately. I know I'm probably overreacting but it's been bothering me. I'm a shy introvert type of person but since losing weight I've be... Read more

  • You Can't Rain on THIS Parade!

    7/20/2015 1:11:23 PM, by SOCAL_LADYBUG

    This past weekend was Pride weekend in San Diego and early in the week there were forecasts of rain and thunderstorms all weekend, due to Hurricane Dolores off the coast. Well the weather was perfectly sunny right up until about 10:30 on Saturday morning (parade started at 11). It rained the ENTIRE ... Read more

  • Why Do I Exercise

    7/20/2015 12:45:07 PM, by KAREN42BOYS

    I run because: I like how I feel after I run. I get to run with my team who have become my friends. Races are fun. I like how my thighs are redesigning. I can eat more and still lose weight. It’s a great way to explore a new location. I get to discover new parks. I have good conver... Read more

  • Monday 7/20/15

    7/20/2015 7:14:10 AM, by FRECKS96

    I did it, I registered for the NYC marathon to be held November 1. This gives me 15 weeks to be ready to run for 5 hours (less if I do well). I have a couple other races coming up too, an 18 mile race at the end of August ands a Ragnar Relay at the end of September. Makes for an exciting autumn... Read more

  • Is it SPRING YET?! and all the reasons why winter is totally lame

    7/20/2015 5:33:21 AM, by JENB_121

    Here's a list of things I like about winter: ...oh, there's nothing on the list, you say? EXACTLY. Winter has no redeeming factors whatsoever. And to make matters worse, I live in a country that is totally in denial about the fact that it actually gets slightly cold here. I appreciate tha... Read more

  • Sunday evening

    7/19/2015 5:38:18 PM, by COOP9002

    our church is partnering with another church in town to host a country gospel concert at our church this evening. while i enjoy partnering in ministry with other churches, i am a little frustrated with a few of the details of tonight's event. oh well, i will go and hope for the best. enjoy... Read more

  • I ran today

    7/19/2015 12:53:41 PM, by WINACHST

    I completed Running Mate Media Week 2 Day 1 workout which was a speed workout and consisted of 30 second sprints followed by a 2 minute jog. I managed to do the workout without a walk break but as I looked at my Garmin stats, it seems like I slowed way down on the 5th sprint. Funny, because I certai... Read more

  • SO far behind in getting ahead...

    7/19/2015 12:45:44 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I finally got moving to a daily routine...sort of. I'm only on day 3 which is usually where I peter right on out. but...going to finish this damn thing if it .... if it....well, if it makes me feel better I guess. LOL So can't talk much as you can tell by my sporadic blogs off doing the busy ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/19/2015 12:04:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day, with a chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon here. my daughter and i are keeping well hydrated and cool today. all of the birds are okay and say hi. i just got back my marks for an assignment i did in french and i aced it! i feel great! i know that the efforts i am... Read more

  • One health marker in acceptable, but...

    7/19/2015 7:45:12 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, last night I finally figured out why my husband makes some of the choices he does, the brats and sausages from the gas station. He has low cholesterol level below 150 and I had told him that I read from either Dr. Furhman or Dr Esselstyn that if one's cholesterol level is below 150 they would... Read more

  • Gili Islands

    7/19/2015 7:29:09 AM, by APED7969

    I had a great time in the Gili Islands plus we managed to desex 95 cats over 6 days of clinics. Plus I lost 1kg while I was away. Also got a cold so only ran a couple times the first week. But my exercise is back on track now. Here's a few photos from my trip. I had a great active weeken... Read more

  • Heading to Chicago this Week

    7/19/2015 12:39:25 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Besides serving as the Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Glory of Christ Fellowship in Elk River, Minnesota, I'm also a doctoral student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL on the north side of Chicago). The particular degree I'm earning requires me to take three classes pe... Read more

  • Coming Home

    7/18/2015 11:30:37 PM, by FRANCLYN

    We just finished up our annual week of camping on the 10th. Mt. Lassen again this year but a different campground. We all love Hole in the Ground but have done it too much of late. Big Pine Campground - home of a plethora of chipmunks - was this year's lovely, if rainy, destination. I will post ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/18/2015 7:32:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i kept cool. she says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! we went to a park that has a water splash area and even i got wet. it certainly kept me cool and my daughter had a blast! I love to see her so happy. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Runiversary!

    7/18/2015 7:20:25 PM, by SBEAR5

    I celebrated my Runiversary this weekend! And yeah.. that's totally a word! Last year I ran the local all Women's 5K race as my graduation from the C25K program. This year, I ran it again as a celebration of one year as a runner. It is not an easy race, it's pretty hilly and since it takes... Read more

  • Colleen Celia Memorial 5K Road Race

    7/18/2015 5:15:28 PM, by CONAN1956

    COLLEEN CELIA MEMORIAL 5K Middleborough, MA on 7/18/2015 It wasn’t until late last night that I decided to run this (Colleen Celia Memorial 5K) this morning at 7:30am. A Facebook friend had mentioned it a couple of weeks ago but I had completely forgotten about it and had not registered.... Read more

  • Race Report: 2015 Shoreline Half Marathon

    7/18/2015 5:00:24 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Picked up the packet yesterday. The shirt design is uninspired, but it's an okay shirt. It will go into my running rotation starting with Tuesday's run. Noticed during the night as I stirred there were flashes of yellow light from my window. I wondered why we would have salt trucks or ... Read more

  • I am in ONEDERLAND!!!

    7/18/2015 1:47:31 PM, by SRAY4211

    Today is such a big day in my weight loss journey. I weighed in at 235.8 on January 18, exactly six months ago today when I started. Today I weighed in at 199.7! Took SIX months! But I did it! Averaging six pounds per month. It has been soooooo slow!! But it is the RIGHT way this time. All ... Read more

  • The Beach Lifestyle Motivates Me

    7/18/2015 1:37:02 PM, by LIZ0515

    While I'm laying here with my feet up to reduce inflammation of my sun poisoned legs, I figured I'll talk about my first beach vacation. My first beach experience was last week in Ocean City, MD. We stayed in a motel a block from the beach and we could see the beach from our door and the bay from ou... Read more

  • Good Saturday, Long Pace Run

    7/18/2015 12:59:35 PM, by LDYHAZ

    I never seem to get more than 7 hours sleep. Even though I am not getting that recommended 8 I did feel good this morning. Ready for my Pace Long Run. It was to be 50 minutes easy pace, 25 min marathon pace, and finish with 5 min easy. I had my headset I phone with running program and music sele... Read more

  • Setbacks -- Regroup, figure it out, go on

    7/18/2015 12:29:38 PM, by JERIBERI1

    On May 16th I walked a half marathon with my friend. I normally run, but my friend is not a runner. Apparently, I am not built for walking. Around mile 6 my toes on my right foot stopped bending, and my foot was extremely painful. Long story short, I had a long, diagonal, displaced fracture of my 2n... Read more

  • Road Trip

    7/18/2015 11:22:28 AM, by COOP9002

    We're heading to Gower today to take our daughter and son-in-law their wedding gifts that we've been storing at our house for the past couple of weeks. hoping for a good day of travel and looking forward to seeing them both. Enjoy your Saturday... Read more

  • Day 149 of the 'Q' - Beating the demons

    7/17/2015 9:54:12 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    I've noticed that change seems to come in phases and jumps. There are days when you have huge revelations about your own thinking or how you managed something. Other things are a little more subtle, like when you suddenly realize that the pouch you use to carry your iPod rubs the wrong way on your b... Read more

  • 22 Mile Cadence Ride Today

    7/17/2015 3:23:31 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    As I shared a while back, I've changed my training plan for the year and it's going well. Today I did a 22-mile bike ride focusing on cadence. The workout is straight-forward but, for me, quite a bit of fun. I warm up for 5-10 minutes and then pick up my cadence to 90-95 for one minute followed by o... Read more

  • Friday weigh in and a great run :)

    7/17/2015 2:08:15 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Well I lost 1.2 lbs this week shockingly after my anniversary vacation lol. On Monday though I had weighed myself to see the damage and had quite a high number so since Monday down 2.5 lbs. Fluctuations are so crazy! I really can't stand weighing more than once a week. I had previously been toying w... Read more

  • VBS Day #5

    7/17/2015 10:42:59 AM, by COOP9002

    Our Vacation Bible School comes to an end today. We had parent's night last night, and the students did an outstanding job sharing with their parents. After today, it is time to get ready for Sunday, then vacation for our family begins on Monday. Blessings.... Read more

  • VBS Day #4

    7/16/2015 11:01:49 AM, by COOP9002

    Our fourth day of VBS is being blessed with some nice weather in the morning. however, it may get a little brutal later today. Tonight is "Parent's Night" at our church. The kids will sing songs they have learned this week and then have an opportunity to share some of what they have learned with the... Read more