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  • Putting things up, for the future.

    10/22/2014 3:37:14 PM, by TESTYCATLADYP

    I and my mom, have been making a greater effort than in the past, to put up foods for future use. All summer we froze foods from our garden, and all fall we have been canning and baking things to store up. All month, we were busy making pickles, preserved fruits, preserved vegetables, and jams.... Read more

  • My (Running) Playlist

    10/22/2014 3:15:21 PM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    I have to have music when I run and workout in general. It keeps me focused, but I can still relax while doing something as strenuous as running. My playlist includes: Deadmau5 Nervo The Pretty Reckless Rage Against The Machine Flight Facilities & of cours... Read more

  • Wednesday 10/22/14

    10/22/2014 2:24:20 PM, by FRECKS96

    I'm working every day for the next 2 weeks, for a substitute teacher, that's unusual. For me, it's a good thing, but it also means less time to get things done at home and less energy. I struggle to get to sleep on time, even when I know ahead of time that I am working the next day. For tod... Read more

  • a nice day

    10/22/2014 1:51:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i did not get that job. that it was given to someone else. although that happened, i am okay with it. i was told of another opportunity that is for a few days next week. i feel i did really well in the interview. i am getting plenty of interview experience. i even used the int... Read more

  • Three things that I accomplished and I feel good about it.

    10/22/2014 12:55:05 PM, by GYORGYB

    1. Each day I motivate my self make sure I look after my health and my well being. 2. Keeping touch with my old friends, near or far. 3. I am getting better not giving up when things are just not going right. There are some more but I leave it to on other time. . . ... Read more

  • BayState Marathon - Race Report - Sub 4 Goal MET!!

    10/22/2014 12:30:20 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    That's right! I still cannot even believe it! Just goes to show you if you put in the work and believe in yourself you can make it happen! Long story to follow but I have said it before and I will say it again...a marathon is a helluh long time to run therefore the race report will be long too! ... Read more

  • I Discovered the Dark Side of Thinspiration

    10/22/2014 11:49:16 AM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    Okay, ladies and gentlemen… There is good thin…and there is bad thin. I’m not posting photos or going to bully anyone. I’ll keep it to just my ideas with my recent discovery of “thinspiration”. When I first found out about this term, it got scary. Fast. I found this term on Tumblr and... Read more

  • NSV!

    10/22/2014 11:23:01 AM, by AMSPARKS23

    I have come to terms with the fact that I am a horrible blogger, in the consistency factor anyway. The good thing is, while I haven't been making time every day, or even weekly, to blog about what I have been up to-I've still been seeing results. Yesterday I finished Week 6 day 3 of C210K with... Read more

  • Tough night

    10/22/2014 11:19:24 AM, by COOP9002

    sometimes an evening meeting can help me avoid some painful experiences. Last night was no exception. Fortunately, i missed most of last night's game. "Big game James" laid an egg, and the Royals were handled. Fortunately, this is a best of 7 series. A good game tonight and they are right back in th... Read more

  • 20 lbs Gone

    10/22/2014 11:12:47 AM, by LEMONMOUSE

    Yes indeedy and I am so happy. Keeps me motivated knowing I'm doing it right and being successful. My goal of 900 exercise minutes has been met (actually exceeded) for October and that is even taking some time off. I need to take a look at what I can realistically do for November and re-calcu... Read more

  • oooh, oooh, ahh

    10/22/2014 11:03:51 AM, by WINACHST

    The blisters are painful and I must have added sound effects when I put on my shoes because my 3-year old grandson was walking around saying, "oooh, oooh, ahhh". At least he was not copying my funny walk. lol... Read more

  • Scale lies & other rambles

    10/22/2014 9:55:17 AM, by JAMIRBLAZE

    Thursday through Sunday, I was in New Orleans. I had some piggy moments, except on Sunday when I got back to normal. I only got one organized exercise session in, but did tons and tons of walking and spent way too much money. I loved the city, but had a hard time finding too many veggies, but lar... Read more

  • Week 3/ Day 3 - Feeling More Energized

    10/22/2014 9:19:35 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Yesterday I honestly felt like crashing mid-afternoon. I hate this. I seriously think it is both low iron and not enough hours of sleep. After I got home from teaching last night I had the worst headache ever! It has been raining for roughly 2 days straight so I think it was the weather causing th... Read more

  • Babysitting the grandbaby.

    10/21/2014 11:11:47 PM, by TIMOTHY53

    Back in August we had a family vacation in Colorado. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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    al.asp?blog_id=5752546 During that visit, apparently we were asked if we wold babysit Colin while the kids went to Tuscon AZ in October. I don't remember this, but s... Read more

  • Long time gone

    10/21/2014 10:37:29 PM, by AIMLESS07

    Hello all. A couple of updates on me. First off, my weight is not in control. I am in the 190's and I am embarrassed and ashamed of my body. I haven't been working out at all. I am so incredibly lost and frustrated because over the past 2 years I have gained about 25 lbs and I have done t... Read more

  • Summary of my week -- a little bit late!...

    10/21/2014 9:56:55 PM, by ROXYZMOM

    Last week I didn't gain any weight, and I didn't lose any weight. Why did I not lose any weight when I exercised and stayed in my calorie range? All I can think of is my glass of red wine (or two) with dinner... And my weekend... Friday night was awesome. Hubby and I were invited to ou... Read more

  • Clothes sorted out

    10/21/2014 9:42:35 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, got my clothes sorted out and I hardly have any clothes left. I had so far 5 shirts and 5 pants. I will add more when I do laundry. At least 1 each. Here's a break down: 2 t-shirts 1 Green Bay Packers jersey 2 sweatshirts 2 shorts 1 pair of jeans 1 pair of sweatpants I wil... Read more

  • so far so good

    10/21/2014 8:10:07 PM, by SRHKRISTN

    Day 5: I'm doing good. I'm sticking to my healthy eating and getting to the gym as much as possible. I'm using the app lose it which helped me last time. I'm finding motivation, time and planning to be the biggest obstacles. I'm going to make this work. Thanks for the well wishes! ! ... Read more

  • Monthly check in: Sweetness

    10/21/2014 6:21:17 PM, by WILLBEA10

    The past few weeks have been in a word...awesome. I have been consistently weight training and doing my cardio every day. (Sunday being my day of rest) My muscles feel strong. And my mood has been so fantastic that I can't even begin to describe it....except to say that I feel terrific!... Read more

  • My First Post-Injury Race

    10/21/2014 5:38:33 PM, by GLADGAD

    Last Sunday I did my first race 15 weeks after breaking my ankle - a 5K. I wanted to finish in less than 33:00 minutes, but finished around 33:08. The race didn't have a starting mat, and since I was towards the back of the starting pack, that attributed to a few extra seconds (that's what I'm tel... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/21/2014 4:39:44 PM, by COOP9002

    Trying to get some things done today. Our youngest daughter had her awards assembly at school, and my wife and i were able to go. now they're off to the orthodontist, and i have a meeting with our personnel committee so that they can do my evaluation. Enjoy your Tuesday.... Read more

  • Good Morning

    10/21/2014 3:41:53 PM, by LEMONMOUSE

    Today is a bit overcast and not nearly as warm as yesterday. I'm headed out for a walk/jog outside and am skipping the gym today. I signed up for the Fleet Feet Winter Warrior so that I will remain active outside this winter. It officially starts November 28 with a pancake run and I'm super... Read more

  • America's roller coast

    10/21/2014 1:35:11 PM, by JAHAR929

    Hello all, So, since I have a few moments of free time, I'm going to catch you up on another blog entry. Let's go to last weekend. Not this past weekend, but the weekend of the 11th. I went to Cedar Point with some friends and was truly anticipating not riding any roller coasters because... Read more

  • My half marathon.......my first one ever!

    10/21/2014 1:08:02 PM, by JAHAR929

    Well, I did it. Back in the first weekend in October, I ran my first half marathon and it was surprisingly easier than I thought. It was def. a challenge to my mental stamina, but I did it. And, even better, I did it with two of my dearest friends. No better way to accomplish a life goal than to do ... Read more

  • Hiking Weekend (pics)

    10/21/2014 12:46:07 PM, by STEPHM-ARATHON

    Things have been pretty quiet and steady around here. I'm right on track with my goals. I'm aiming to lose 1 lb/week and have set out what that will look like each month and if I stay on track, what I could be by Christmas. So far, I've met each monthly goal so I'm on track for what I'd really like ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/21/2014 10:17:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am ready for the job interview this afternoon. now i am taking some time to just relax. all of the birds say hi. my daughter sends hugs to all! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Tuesday 10/21/14

    10/21/2014 10:12:39 AM, by FRECKS96

    2...weeks I've been back on SP 4...pounds lost since returning 3...weeks left to first goal deadline 6...pounds left to first mini-goal 22.5...miles run this past weekend I finally started my 28 day challenge yesterday. It was tough after the weekend, but I knew I had to do it. So far... Read more

  • 100's of Vistors on My Morning Run Today

    10/21/2014 10:07:11 AM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    So, I finished week 6 day 1 this morning. I took a few days off after that horrible 1 mile test. LOL During my run I discovered I had hundreds of little buggers joining me...slugs! I stepped on a few, but many were spared. ... Read more

  • Blisters and food choices

    10/21/2014 9:24:52 AM, by WINACHST

    I ended up getting blisters from my run yesterday! Ouch! I bought some Super Moleskin Padding to cover and protect. This product works better than band-aids, super sticky. I am going to attempt to track my food again because I really need to get back on track and this no calorie counting in not... Read more

  • Week 3/Day 2 - Sore!

    10/21/2014 9:20:34 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    I decided not to do a bonus workout last night. I normally would because it's a non teaching night. But I did not like how tired I felt Friday and Saturday last week. I also had a very intense workout session in the morning. So I chose to call it a day on the workout front. I got to bed 30 minutes ... Read more

  • I am to getting my healthy on NOW!

    10/21/2014 5:00:32 AM, by JOANIEMARIE64

    Tuesday, 10-21-14 Hi, I'm really tired of seeing 125 on the scale in the morning instead of the evening and today I am doing something about it! :)10-22, I did something about it and this morning the scale read 123. :) Do it again!... Read more

  • Fell off the sparkpeople map...

    10/21/2014 3:24:50 AM, by PERKYLABGIRL816

    So it's been awhile since I have even looked at sparkpeople. So 2014 thus far: * Ran 2 half marathons in June: It was kind of nice to run them both in June. They were two weeks a part so it was almost like 1 was just part of training for the other. In fact, despite not being fully dedicated to ... Read more

  • Wow! It's been a while.

    10/20/2014 11:35:43 PM, by TIMOTHY53

    I know I have been away for a while. I just didn't realize that it has been that long! That's ... let's see ... September 7 to October 20 ... that's ... carry the two and borrow ten ... the sine of the cosecant is ... Wow! Six weeks. I basically took some time to dial back my social media stuf... Read more

  • Running Laugh

    10/20/2014 10:17:19 PM, by MAPFARMS

    This made me laugh! It's true.... Read more

  • Needing to change my wardrobe

    10/20/2014 8:34:19 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    A lot of my clothes are needing to be changed. My XL sweatpants are too big. I need to get at least a large. Every once in a while I'm having to pull up my sweatpants because they want to slide down. I need to get new jeans because the two pair that I have are 22W and I need to wear a belt with them... Read more

  • Beautiful Monday and a Killer Workout!

    10/20/2014 6:21:51 PM, by LEMONMOUSE

    Last week was a blah week for me. I didn't go to the gym one time and I didn't really push myself with my walks. Only got in a several walks and didn't diligently post my fitness or nutrition for last week. I had two days where I didn't watch one of my meals and boy did I pay for it. I go... Read more

  • I was afraid of losing my identity when I lost weight

    10/20/2014 6:02:47 PM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    I admit it! When I was bigger, which was most of my life, I was afraid to get "skinny" and "fit" in fear of losing my identity. I didn't like who I was, but I was afraid of who I would become. Sad but true. I'm happier now than I ever was and I open up and smile, talk, and whatever else to... Read more

  • Monday

    10/20/2014 4:34:34 PM, by COOP9002

    Today feels like a stranger than usual Monday. Trying to get a few things done after a meeting this morning in Moberly. We are seeking to enlist someone for our campus ministry at a local community college. Time to get back at it. Blessings... Read more

  • It's been a long time

    10/20/2014 2:11:59 PM, by BURGUNDYBABE

    So it's been a while. I don't really have a lot of time to go super in depth, but the wedding was wonderful. Somehow I have no pictures just of me, so I cropped other people out: This is pretty late in the day, and I was melti... Read more

  • I managed 5 miles today

    10/20/2014 12:43:05 PM, by WINACHST

    Another beautiful day, so I went for a run. The farmers are finished harvesting now (not much chemicals being added now) so I chose to go that way instead of the woods. It also meant flat roads for half of it. On one stretch ... Read more

  • I'm a controlled diabetic now and I cried in front of my doctor!

    10/20/2014 10:56:19 AM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    I had my appointment with my doctor to update me on my diabetes and hypertension from last week's blood work. I don't cry much, but I did today. My doctor told me that my A1C is 6.4% and then he said he is changing my diagnoses from uncontrolled to controlled type II diabetes. I cried in front of h... Read more

  • Week 3/Day 1 (and week 2 recap) CLX and Body Combat

    10/20/2014 10:20:40 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    This weekend was weird for me. It was good but I was also very tired for some reason. I mentioned on Friday how tired I was. Well Saturday I was just as tired. I perked up later in the day but wow - so tired. I think I am not getting enough hours of sleep every night. Being that my morning ... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    10/20/2014 10:20:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out this morning that i have a job interview tomorrow afternoon. woo hoo! i am soo excited about it! it is for a 3 month opportunity, with the possibility of it going 6 months. i am due to hear this week from the place that runs the women's program if i passed both academic assessments or no... Read more

  • Monday 10/20/14

    10/20/2014 8:56:15 AM, by FRECKS96

    The Runner's World Half and Festival Hat Trick was amazing!! I went to Bethlehem (about 2 hours away) with 2 girl friends and was lucky enough to have another friend open up her home to us nearer the race. We got there late Friday, just in time to get our packets, get some dinner and get to bed. ... Read more

  • Don't get enough support ...

    10/20/2014 8:30:27 AM, by WINACHST

    SO WHAT! That is the idea behind a little tidbit in On Fitness Sept/Oct issue. I often use the excuse that I do not get the support I need to eat healthy and whine and complain about how difficult in is to eat the right foods when no one around me is doing the same. SO WHAT! Just because someo... Read more

  • I ran yesterday

    10/20/2014 7:14:35 AM, by WINACHST

    I ran yesterday for the first time in about a month. I have had a bout of plantar fasciitis so I stopped running for a bit. As a precaution, I put two insert inside my shoe and wore compression socks for arch support. The weather was perfect for a run. I checked the temperature, dressed for 4... Read more

  • Another 5 K Race completed!

    10/19/2014 11:09:10 PM, by TOTALFOCUS

    I tired to upload a picture but for some reason I am unable to. Anyway, I completed another 5K at the Baltimore Running Festival. I had a great time! Everyone is so encouraging. I plan to sign up for another 5 K soon. When I do, I will let you know. Have a great week everyone! ... Read more

  • A boring day

    10/19/2014 8:24:39 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was a boring day after church and lunch. The only thing that I did was watch Law and Order SVU marathon on USA and I have seen those episodes over and over again since I've started watching them a few months ago. So I decided to turn off my TV and put a music CD in my laptop and listen to it w... Read more

  • Day After the 15K - Miscellaneous Rambling

    10/19/2014 8:11:01 PM, by MOBYCARP

    I can never cram everything into one blog. Today's blog is a collection of things that didn't make it into yesterday's race report, a few comments triggered by replies to yesterday's blog, and a bit about how today went. Some of this will be old news to experienced runners, but I'm given to unders... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/19/2014 3:57:33 PM, by COOP9002

    we had a great morning at FBCC. Our church family hosted a dinner to honor the staff, following a great morning of worship. now it's time to get a few things done before our monthly business meeting followed by hoops (if the meeting doesn't go too long). Blessings... Read more

  • hurray!

    10/19/2014 12:01:13 PM, by MOMMY445

    i received a thank you card from my good friend who is overseas, for the birthday card i sent to him by email. that made my day! my daughter is at a sleepover and will be back home later this afternoon. we had a wonderful day together. all the birds say hello. one of my other friends is getting the ... Read more

  • a day at the cabin

    10/19/2014 11:05:26 AM, by APONI_KB

    I wish we had time to stay all weekend but it was just a day trip up to the cabin. The leaves are at peak so it was really crowded. We had plans to head out for some scenery but once we got to the cabin we decided that hanging out there was the way to go. I did try the two bite thing. At one p... Read more

  • 5 Year Spark-iversary !PICS!

    10/18/2014 10:01:30 PM, by XFITSTRONG

    Just wanted to pop in and say "Hi"!!!! I hit my 5 year anniversary of my time on SparkPeople last month. I wanted to post a blog back then, but .... well, you know. Life happens! I posted a before picture on Facebook celebrating... Read more

  • A gloomy day

    10/18/2014 9:24:29 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today has been a gloomy day. Not in mood but in weather wise. We had clouds outside and it was windy. We went up to Target to get a couple of birthday cards for my youngest niece. Her birthday is this coming Tuesday so we got them today. I will get them ready to get mailed out on Monday. My sis... Read more

  • Chasing the Sun

    10/18/2014 9:00:14 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    This morning I woke up and it was a beautiful day. AND I managed to sleep in until 9am! Such a good day called for coffee in the sunshine. Off we went, chasing the sun. We decided to head into town, but halfway there we could see grey clouds and rain. 180 degree turn and we headed up the coast where... Read more

  • I need a censor to block my eyesight when sweets are around!

    10/18/2014 6:40:08 PM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    There were cupcakes, cakes, and donuts at work today. And it killed me. It was so hard to keep from taking one. It seems like every week there are sweets at work and apparently today was my breaking point. Seeing donuts and sw... Read more

  • Race Report: Finish Strong 15K

    10/18/2014 3:32:39 PM, by MOBYCARP

    The weather forecast was accurate. I drove through varying amounts of rain to get to the course, and it was 52° F with a light shower at gun time. Some of the less experienced runners doing the 5K opined that the weather could be better; the more experienced runners agreed with my statement that t... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/18/2014 2:40:55 PM, by COOP9002

    i was able to get out for a run after breakfast this morning. spending the afternoon with our youngest daughter since my wife is helping with a wedding dinner. the woman she is helping is one of her coworkers who does a little catering on the side. Hope your Saturday is going well.... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/18/2014 2:00:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    hanging out at the library with my daughter for a while. this morning, we went to see a movie at a community day event at the local cinema. all of the birds say hi. everything is going well for me. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • A nice evening out, to help the critters.

    10/18/2014 12:38:45 PM, by TESTYCATLADYP

    Well, last night we attended the fundraiser for Second Chance Pet Network. It was their Spay-ghetti and no balls dinner, and silent auction. It was a fun event, and looks to have made the group a good chunk of cash to help them with their charity work. Here are some ... Read more

  • close call yesterday

    10/18/2014 8:06:29 AM, by APONI_KB

    Yesterday I hit day 15 of 100. The plan was to savor just two bites of something when you are really craving it. That may work for some people but I don't think I am one of them. See the thing is, I have a real sweet tooth and my strategy is to avoid sugary goodness lest I break down and... Read more

  • MARATHON 3 Training WK19 - MARATHON #3 is Tomorrow!!!

    10/18/2014 7:13:54 AM, by CRYSBROWN1

    So excited! So SCARED! So Ready! YUP, tomorrow is the DAY! The stars are aligning perfectly for it to be a good race too! Every day this week as been unseasonably warm but tomorrow will be a brisk 50 degrees which is perfect running weather! I went yesterday to get my massage and my mass... Read more

  • Something that motivated me this week

    10/18/2014 5:26:41 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    I saw one of my beloved Aunty Acid posts on FB: "Never use scales Ladies.... because scales don't measure sexy" Wishing all of us a feeling sexy kind a weekend........ Read more

  • Too long of a day

    10/17/2014 10:23:20 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was too long of a day. Dad had his xrays this morning. His hemorohoids bled on him most of the time we were there but stopped before we left. We picked up parts and dropped off parts for the garage here in town. Dropped off what we got when we were up there at the garage here in own and then ... Read more

  • Pre-Race Jitters

    10/17/2014 7:18:39 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Yesterday I got an email pointing at a featured board post titled, "You Runners Are All Crazy." You may have seen the email and/or the post; the title comes from something a spectator said to the writer as she walked toward the starting line of a 5K, in the rain. I know the feeling. I am a ru... Read more

  • Small Changes, Nice Progress...

    10/17/2014 1:14:13 PM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    I had a week where I went into a bit of a funk, and didnt post my progress. I wrote a blog about health coverage, but no updates. I find it really hard to share anything when I just altogether feel down, but I am trying to work my way through this emotionally and physically because there are some ... Read more

  • Friday

    10/17/2014 12:53:01 PM, by COOP9002

    i was able to get a nice long run in this morning. it's a rather relaxing day with Olivia at school. hope to spend some time with her and my wife this weekend. however, Debbie is going to be helping out with a wedding on Saturday, so Olivia and i will be spending the day together. hopefully, i can ... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/17/2014 9:44:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter will know by the end of the day today whether or not she made it on the school volleyball team. i am making progress towards my goals, one day at a time. i will get to my goal weight. i am feeling much better today. all of the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Week 2/Day 5 - CLX and Body Combat

    10/17/2014 9:20:07 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night I ended up doing an extra workout - Turbo Fire 30 Class. Love this workout. I ended up going to bed early last night but for some reason I feel extremely tired right now. I mean I could easily put my head down on my desk at work here and literally fall asleep. I am just tired. And ... Read more

  • 1 Mile Test Results!

    10/17/2014 7:38:58 AM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    I decided to complete a 1 mile test this morning. I was just curious and speed isn't something I dwell on. Endurance is my definition of success. I did my 1 mile test in 10 min. 11 sec. Pretty good considering how slow I have been. But, I'm going to slow it back down and start week 6 of t... Read more

  • rounding up week 2

    10/17/2014 5:57:09 AM, by NEWMENY

    way too many sweets Mon-Wednesday, but recovery yesterday and good sustaining groceries--gym later with Russ--lower body strength training and zumba tomorrow--yoga SUnday if check comes in. Grateful for 1. music with Garritt 2. Tuss being pain free 3. seeing Mike Savageau 4. Stranger buyi... Read more

  • big fail

    10/16/2014 10:24:38 PM, by SRHKRISTN

    I am going to term these past 5 years as a big fail for me. But that means that I need to refocus and get back on track. It's so hard because I am not sure where to start anymore. Tomorrow I am going to make a plan and stick to it. I'm going to fake it until I make it. I can do it, right?... Read more

  • Long and productive day

    10/16/2014 9:55:18 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Dad had his appointment with our regular doctor about his hemorrhoids. The doctor wants dad to see another doctor to get a colonoscopy on the 27th. Dad is overdue for one. Tomorrow he has xrays on his right shoulder. I mowed the yard and the neighbor's ditch in front of the chain link fence i... Read more

  • new routine, same lifestyle

    10/16/2014 9:46:16 PM, by MISSIEGUN

    Just started my new job, which entails 8 hours+ of standing and walking. Definitely a leg up from a desk job or being a full time student. Hopefully this new, busy and active job will help my final stretch of weight loss. My only worries are that I will overeat when I finally come home and that afte... Read more

  • Thursday 10/16/14

    10/16/2014 9:24:45 PM, by FRECKS96

    I've been back at it for about a week and I'm feeling like I'm back on track. I'm getting up in the morning, even when it's hard and I'm making better choices. I likely won't be around too much this weekend, between the races, choir on Sunday...it will likely be a few meals out and early bedti... Read more

  • 900g down in 2 weeks!

    10/16/2014 3:42:13 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I weighed this morning, just to see. I did my usual disclaimer to myself. You know the one. The number doesn't define me, it's just one measurement, I could be retaining water, etc. But when I stepped on the scale I saw that I am down 900g! That is 2 pounds for my American friends :) I am beyon... Read more

  • Fitness

    10/16/2014 3:34:02 PM, by MAPFARMS

    Even though it's been raining for 4 days now I'm still trying to keep active. I have been doing more strength training which is awesome! I want to do more but I'm always worried about getting 10000 steps in everyday and I get more steps with Cardio workouts. I'm ... Read more

  • fear is a good motivator right?

    10/16/2014 3:31:25 PM, by APONI_KB

    There is a guy at work, we'll call him Derek. To his face I'm not that nice and call him Derek the freak. Derek the freak did a half ironman recently. Someone told me he did the swim part in 25 minutes. I said "that's not possible, it had to be an Olympic" so I looked it up yea and he did ... Read more

  • Homemade Oven Roasted Tator Tots

    10/16/2014 1:58:02 PM, by WINACHST

    http://www.wishfulchef.c
    om/oven-roasted-tater-tots/ The other day I saw this recipe and just had to make them. Ingredients: potatoes, salt, pepper and olive oil. They were so good! It took about 30 minutes to bake so that they were crunchy on the outside. I used a p... Read more

  • 29 Years for this one

    10/16/2014 11:35:47 AM, by COOP9002

    i realize that other fanbases have experienced a significant amount of success, but as someone who was born in Kansas City, MO and grew up around the area, I can honestly say that this is one of the few things that cannot unite people from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Seeing a new gener... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/16/2014 9:48:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter enjoyed the tryout for the volleyball team. she will know by the end of the week if she made it or not. all the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. my allergies are flaring up today, so i am pacing myself throughout the day. i did get a better night's sleep last night. have a great... Read more

  • Oh No She Didn't! Oh Yes..I did!

    10/16/2014 9:38:27 AM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    I finished Week 5 Day 3 of the C25K this morning with a 20 minute running interval! I did it! The last 5 minutes were easier than the first five minutes and I almost gave up in the middle of the run. But, I pushed through it with no injuries! lol! On to Week 6!... Read more

  • Week 2/Day 4 - CLX and Body Combat

    10/16/2014 9:10:56 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    My class last night went really well. Perhaps because I didn't have the added stress of being reviewed. hahaha I ended up getting home in time to see the little guy before he went to bed. I love, love, love how he greets me with a hug and an excited 'Mommy!" when I walk in. Just puts a smile on my ... Read more

  • Wednesday 10/15/14

    10/15/2014 9:48:24 PM, by FRECKS96

    I was tired today, as I knew I would be. It was a battle to get up, but I did, with enough time to fit in a 10 minute SP cardio video. I got in another one at school, during my prep period, so that's 20 minutes for today. I also ate pretty well, and am close to finishing my water so I'm counting ... Read more

  • Hump Day

    10/15/2014 8:10:21 PM, by LEMONMOUSE

    Well I was gone from SP for a few days - just too much running around on my part. Didn't work out Monday or Tuesday either. Walked 45 minutes at the mall today because it seems like all it did was rain and I wanted to do something with my oldest (she doesn't have gym membership). I bought mor... Read more

  • Feeling bored while waiting

    10/15/2014 4:20:46 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    We're at my dad's 2nd appointment of the day in Peoria, IL. He went back to see the doctor about 15 minutes ago and I'm glad that I brought my laptop with me so I can have something to do while I'm waiting for him to come out. I can't believe how my energy has stayed up with all the running aro... Read more

  • Kettlebells have really shaken things up!

    10/15/2014 1:30:08 PM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    Wooo..I'm still feeling it from 2 days ago. I have had two recovery days because my legs hurt so bad. I do plan on running Week 5 Day 3 20 minute run in the morning. But, these kettlebell workouts are something that really needed to be done to break up the monotony. http://www.pinterest.com/pi... Read more

  • Busy with my favourite charity.

    10/15/2014 1:16:20 PM, by TESTYCATLADYP

    Well... tis the time of year, that I usually get involved with helping my favourite charities. This year, my all time favourite charity, Second Chance Pet Network (a local no kill animal shelter) is hosting a spaghetti and no balls fundraising dinner and silent auction. Mom and I are donating a bask... Read more

  • Wednesday

    10/15/2014 12:50:24 PM, by COOP9002

    This morning has just been a little crazy. trying to get some things done and ready for tonight. Hope your Wednesday is going well.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/15/2014 11:31:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am taking it easy today. i had a restless night last night and did not get a full night's sleep. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. one of my friends is just about all set for her move to a small town far from the city. she just has a bit of packing to do and... Read more

  • Maybe "Brag" Wasn't the Right Word

    10/15/2014 10:10:00 AM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    Okay..maybe brag wasn't the right word. I never start the conversation about my weight loss. If someone asks, then I say something and if someone asks how then I tell them. But, I've always been quiet and soft spoken, so this has forced me to open up and maybe it feels like bragging to me. But... Read more

  • Week 2 Day 3 - CLX and Body Combat

    10/15/2014 9:31:18 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night I was very stressed out and my eating didn't go as planned. I am a perfectionist. Last night I was being reviewed while I taught my class. Meaning there was a woman just sitting and watching and taking notes. Being the first day back after Thanksgiving I ended up with just under half... Read more

  • Calorie Cycling

    10/15/2014 8:18:22 AM, by APED7969

    I'm ecstatic! 2.5kg lost already this month. That's 5.5lbs. And that also means 4.5kg lost since mid-Sept. I'm not quite sure what clicked but it has. I have spent the last two weeks eating between 1000-1300calories. This is probably going to be too low to maintain but I haven't actually been hungry... Read more

  • The words I've been waiting all my life to hear:

    10/15/2014 5:26:49 AM, by OPTIMIST1948

    "Are you in shape? Go run up that hill to catch up with those kids." And I COULD DO IT. A little background - Yesterday we were on a field trip to Auriesville, NY a lovely sanctuary to some of the first Catholic Martyrs in the New World. (I teach for a Catholic School). Middle schoolers... Read more

  • 2 10 week challenge exceptions

    10/15/2014 3:14:34 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    After committing to this 10 week challenge I realised that I have 2 things coming up that more or less require me to... alter my challenge. It's Luke's birthday next week and he wants to go out for pizza. I have decided that I'll have 1 slice, order a side salad and something grilled, skip des... Read more

  • Tuesday 10/14/14

    10/14/2014 11:22:32 PM, by FRECKS96

    I met some goals for the day today...I got up and did 20 minutes of kickboxing, I got in all my water and I limited myself to one beer at trivia. I did pick at some snacks that others had ordered, but I was much more restrained than usual. As with all things...moderation. Trivia is the one night ... Read more

  • Of all the things to crave...

    10/14/2014 9:23:30 PM, by WINACHST

    A couple years ago my daughter and I made a bet with our husbands about something I cannot even remember and the prize for us, if we won, was a trip to the Spam Museum in southern Minnesota. Why there? I have no idea but it sounded good at the time, some wacky tourist attraction and to get-away for ... Read more

  • The Never-ending Climb

    10/14/2014 8:53:39 PM, by KASPER10779

    Some people are born skinny. They eat whatever they like without any visual consequences. I say visual because we have no idea what is going on the inside. They get categorized as skinny-fat, meaning they have numbers off the chart for someone of their weight. There are days I wish to be in tha... Read more

  • No energy boost today

    10/14/2014 8:16:38 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Didn't get the energy boost. Thought that I had it but didn't. Tomorrow is going to be busy with dad's 2 doctor's appointments in 2 different towns. One in Galesburg, IL, (half an hour to the north) with his chiropractor. The other in Peoria, IL, (an hour to the east) with his heart doctor. So I wil... Read more

  • THIS was in my mailbox just now

    10/14/2014 6:34:27 PM, by APONI_KB

    not cool, not even a little bit cool I reached into the mailbox to get the mail. You know what I expected to be in there? MAIL I did not expect this: I made the calm, rational decision to scream and fling the mail a... Read more