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  • Recovery, running, and racing musings

    5/29/2016 7:57:54 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Recovery is a long, slow process. Or at least, it feels slow while it's happening. It would be possible to become frustrated at how slow it is, but I do better when I'm grateful for making progress instead of angry at how slow the progress is. My past reality stated that today should be the d... Read more

  • Looking Forward

    5/29/2016 6:40:11 PM, by JEANKNEE

    As another semester came to a close and I find myself looking forward to mid-June and 6-weeks with more flexibility, my thoughts turn toward the possibilty of ramping fitness activity back up. I need to complete my grading first and support a team of students preparing to head to NASA's Johnson... Read more

  • Milestones!

    5/29/2016 4:05:53 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Memorial day begins week 2 of NO artificial sweeteners! The first day was definitely the hardest! This past Saturday I went over my calorie range. Though I normally rest on the seventh day, I did three Leslie workouts to burn them off to compensate for it. What do you do when you accidentally g... Read more

  • What a joy!(warning lots of photos!)

    5/29/2016 3:43:31 PM, by LDYHAZ

    That is what the grandchildren have been. I have been officially run ragged and "I Like It!". Oh yes all those meals, dishes and laundry. Extra work to be sure but the pure joy and love of grandchildren just can't be matched. Has been busy days. Working in the garden, Visiting neighbors wit... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/29/2016 3:03:54 PM, by COOP9002

    the holiday weekend will begin after evening worship for us. hope you've been enjoying your weekend thus far. Blessings... Read more

  • Beck Check - Week 4

    5/29/2016 2:49:14 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Beck Blue's Foundation Strategies Checklist 1. Create an advantages list to motivate yourself every day. Advantages list is created. Did not review at all this week. 2. Sit down, eat slowly, and enjoy every bite. Every meal eaten was eaten slowly and sitting down. Eating has never bee... Read more

  • Sat Sun

    5/29/2016 6:45:29 AM, by RO2BENT

    Still working on recovery/sleep. Got most of garden planted yesterday, need to plant a few seeds. Church and outside play today, then zoo tomorrow.... Read more

  • Computer Problems are SO Frustrating

    5/28/2016 10:44:44 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    I've been having a series of computer problems that I don't care to describe here but that are keeping me from using SP as fully as I want to from day to day. But it is what it is, and I'll try my best to get it solved this week but I'm not sure what that's going to take. Whatever the case may... Read more

  • Growing my garden

    5/28/2016 6:55:31 PM, by TESTYCATLADYP

    Each year, Mom and I add to our garden. This year, we added a strawberry patch, and 2 cherry trees. Our aim, is to improve the quality of our food, and our environment. The plants also improve our air quality as well. There is an idea. Maybe, if people planted more plants and trees, the ... Read more

  • Saturday

    5/28/2016 2:29:19 PM, by COOP9002

    this afternoon i am officiating a wedding ceremony for a young couple in our church. they are actually already married, but the bride wanted to have a ceremony in front of her friends and family. hope your Saturday is going well.... Read more

  • What motivates you to exercise?

    5/28/2016 11:42:36 AM, by GET2BEFIT

    Some days I have no motivation and excuses to exercise. I've learned that putting my exercise attire under my PJs works for me, so does Chuck Norris doing Total Gym commercial. What motivates you when you have no drive, desire and not in the mood to exercise? Share what works for you, we're ... Read more

  • Fri Sat

    5/28/2016 10:29:37 AM, by RO2BENT

    Beautiful day at Put-In-Bay yesterday then kids birthday party after dinner. Chores today, hopefully will get the garden done in time for rain today, but got a lot of inside chores done this AM... Read more

  • On the way home

    5/28/2016 9:00:36 AM, by CATHERINEXYZ

    I am at Mexico City airport waiting for a flight to Vallarta. Spent a great few days with my family in the UK. I am looking forward to getting home and seeing everyone. However, as always (but perhaps more this time) I am feeling bad about my weight. I over did it in the UK and am at my largest sinc... Read more

  • Friday

    5/27/2016 1:45:01 PM, by COOP9002

    i am thankful for a safe flight back to KCI last night, and a safe drive home this morning. this evening i have a wedding rehearsal and then a wedding tomorrow afternoon. then it's back to the usual Sunday schedule before we enjoy the Memorial Day holiday on Monday. Hope you're having a great F... Read more

  • What's everyone's memorial day plans? I might be stuck in bed...grr. :-/

    5/27/2016 1:43:41 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    How come every Friday I have been sick or getting sick? This is ridiculous, I am unlucky or cursed or something. Half marathon weekend: Friday I had a temperature and was coughing, the following friday, severe migraine, the next friday another slight migraine and now today I have a temperature again... Read more

  • Silliness

    5/27/2016 11:39:03 AM, by JEANKNEE

    Inspired by ONEKIDSMOM's post
    ?blog_id=6171223 I've responded in kind ... Reason? Certainly not in response to Red Nose Day. Let's just attribute my silliness to a stomach bug and end of semester delerium. For ... Read more

  • Food Challenge

    5/27/2016 11:12:02 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 4 of the "Small Changes Challenge" and the topic is finding new foods to eat. It's to explore, have some fun, find joy in eating good things. The article linked to the challenge for the day listed 100 "superfoods," and I was happy to see that I semi-regularly eat many of the foods there... Read more

  • CDC reports obesity rates up in 2015

    5/27/2016 9:22:35 AM, by WINACHST

    I just read and article that the obesity rate is still going up. What gives with that? I remember about 5 years ago when I was at a family gathering, I was envious of my brothers because they had not yet showed the middle age spread. But I am not envious of them anymore. My older brother is ... Read more

  • Thu Fri

    5/27/2016 8:08:31 AM, by RO2BENT

    A little sleepy still but better. More sleep last night due to skipping work today for fun.... Read more

  • My blog

    5/27/2016 2:30:02 AM, by MAMACHAE74

    Tired from working day shift. Two more days of this.... Read more

  • Thankful

    5/26/2016 10:03:55 PM, by DAUGIE73

    Thankful day! Grateful for best friends and pedicures! Taking time for what matters.... Read more

  • Chasing goats

    5/26/2016 7:28:35 PM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    I like to run. On average I log about 20 to 25 miles a week with an addition 3 to 5 miles per day walking. Running is therapy. It strengthens my body, clears my mind, keeps me out of trouble, and saves me money. Although, I must admit, it's probably breakeven if I calculate the cost of replacing r... Read more

  • back to the starting line....

    5/26/2016 2:16:37 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    We are all moved in. A few boxes still scattered in the garage. Daughter in Running Start, almost done with her Junior year. Now we plan the Senior Pics, prom, and graduation for next year. So we now live on an island. It's taken some getting used to. We have no real TV so all of o... Read more

  • If it were easy, everyone would do it!

    5/26/2016 12:53:42 PM, by JORLEX

    It sounds simple. Eat healthy and exercise and you'll be graced with a slim figure and healthier life. It's just not that easy! Life happens and that needs to be a constant reminder. If I fail today, I can get up and start over within the next minute, hour, day or week! There are no losers in t... Read more

  • Wanderlust

    5/26/2016 12:08:04 PM, by CATARINA_CERISE

    Yo, yo! Happy Friday! Well, it's my Friday, anyway. I've got a 4-day weekend for Memorial Day and Kiddo is with his dad beginning tonight. Woot! (Although to be honest, visitation in May was super jacked, so Baby Daddy had him for the past 3 weekends cuz I had him the 3 weekends before that. And Kid... Read more

  • Running Streak

    5/26/2016 8:34:16 AM, by WINACHST

    As soon as I finish typing this blog, I am going to do day 26 of my running streak. I cannot believe that I am sticking with this. It is my goal to run at least 1 mile a day until my birthday. We bought a treadmill, so I will have no weather excuses as to why I did not run on a particular day.... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/26/2016 8:17:45 AM, by COOP9002

    Yesterday was an interesting day. I saw things that I had only seen in pictures and movies, as well as enjoying some time with some gracious people. If this is where the Father wants us, then He will work out the details. Enjoy your day!... Read more

  • Wed Thu

    5/26/2016 3:38:23 AM, by RO2BENT

    Had to sneak in a nap at work again. I feel like garbage, always tired and always hungry. I'm not exercising so my legs and back can recover so I should be eat to eat fewer calories but lack of sleep is making me hungry.... Read more

  • Go ahead! Laugh at my expense. Literally.

    5/25/2016 5:55:32 PM, by FITJEN48

    If you have read my last couple of posts, you know I am de-cluttering my basement. I am doing this as a stewardship gift to myself and my family. You're gonna go to the next level in life, you gotta straighten up, so that's what i am doing. I have promised myself to do this for as long as it takes, ... Read more

  • We are enough, right now.

    5/25/2016 3:34:27 PM, by AMSPARKS23

    For all the times that you don't see immediate results, just remember that the choices we make every day matter. Everything in moderation, including exercise. Over exerting yourself every day for any length of time will become a burnout, then all of the progress could be lost. Working out isn't a... Read more

  • you guys inspire me so much! another pizza battle today! argh! 0-0

    5/25/2016 1:27:34 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So I always say I'm going to blog less and then I wake up, read sparkblogs and get all excited and want to write too. I'll keep it short today. So Steph-knee's blog inspired me to go to Catalina for my birthday! It's perfect, it has a beach for my beach challenge and I get a trip too. Hubby said we ... Read more

  • Resetting Spark Streaks

    5/25/2016 10:49:50 AM, by DAUGIE73

    249 I don't know why I was so nervous to delete and reset my Spark Streaks, but I finally did it. Honestly, I'm feeling pretty good about drawing the line in the sand and starting over. Day 1!... Read more

  • Close, but not there yet! Body fat % needs to be lowered

    5/25/2016 10:16:18 AM, by WINACHST

    I set a goal weight to meet by my anniversary (9 days ago) I did not meet it, but I am now less than a pound away. Perhaps by Memorial Day? I shall see. I really need to lose body fat. My % is hovering around the 30% mark. That seems way to high, even if I am close to the weight I was in early... Read more

  • Crock Pot Freezer Meals

    5/25/2016 9:28:10 AM, by AMSHARK

    I saw a post about crockpot freezer meals on FB a while ago. This was huge news to me. I didn't know you could throw a bunch of ingredients in a bag, freeze them (including raw meat) and just thaw and dump them in your crockpot when you're ready to use them. Here's the original link: http://new... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    5/25/2016 8:43:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cloudy and warm day here today. there is a chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. my daughter had a great practice and soccer game yesterday. today, other than school, she is taking it easy. she may go after with me to the local library. she enjoys going to the library, no matter where ... Read more

  • Survived yesterday

    5/25/2016 7:53:32 AM, by TRUEDJ9

    Starting day 3 of no sugars. .. yesterday was brutal.... but in the face of all the pain and symptoms I did not give up on my commitment. Day 3 here we go!... Read more

  • Wednesday

    5/25/2016 7:52:01 AM, by COOP9002

    After a safe trip in last night, I was able to meet and have supper with four of the members of the committee. It was an enjoyable time. Today we will meet, and then this evening I will speak at a sister church. Beautiful weather here today. Blessings... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    5/25/2016 6:24:52 AM, by RO2BENT

    Not the best day yesterday tired upset the wife I don't know if I was just too hungry and too sleepy but today is already shaping up to be a better day.... Read more

  • Spark Streak

    5/24/2016 8:27:06 PM, by DAUGIE73

    Getting back on the wagon and completed day 4 of my exercise spark streak! Tracking streak day 3 so onπŸ”” my way!... Read more

  • Massive sugar withdrawals!!!

    5/24/2016 5:09:56 PM, by TRUEDJ9

    Headaches.... horrible headaches.... and complete sleepiness.... massive withdrawal symptoms .... my commitment prevails.... Read more

  • Me and 5 points of positivity

    5/24/2016 5:00:46 PM, by RUNFREE4ME

    I am a forty-something wife, mom, grandma, nurse and distance runner. I guess that could be 5 positive things right there! But, I will be more specific. 1. In 3 years I went from "Me, run???" to "I have completed 5 half marathons, 1 full marathon, a 15K and many 5K events". 2. I kicked my diet s... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/24/2016 4:35:42 PM, by COOP9002

    I'm on the plane and heading off to Alexandria . Prayers appreciated... Read more

  • Dates for trip to Wisconsin

    5/24/2016 4:23:38 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I sent a text message to my uncle to see how long we are going to be in Green Bay and Door County. We are leaving July 20th and coming back on July 23rd. So we're not going to be up there for that long. Him and my aunt are up there right now for a week. They're in Door County. So hopefully it will b... Read more

  • MAY - MAGICAL Moments!

    5/24/2016 3:53:46 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    Well Hello There Fellow Sparkers, Sparkpage, SparkFriends ;) It's been a LONG time for me around these parts for sure! As they say I'm "living the dream" so to speak! In all seriousness though...why have I been soooooooo absent?? I mean I *think* that I am relatively a "committed" Spar... Read more

  • My birthday weight loss challenge and upcoming events

    5/24/2016 1:41:50 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I wasn't going to write today but reading everyone's blogs always pumps up my motivation. This website is super addicting. Anyways, since the half marathon training is over, I'm now focused on myself again and losing this regain. So far I lost a little over a pound and I'm hoping to continue the def... Read more

  • Beware of negative people!

    5/24/2016 11:58:58 AM, by GET2BEFIT

    Sadly a negative person lives with me. She complained to staff I never vacuum or clean my apartment. She visits her mom on weekends, that's not the problem, her neglecting her responsibilities is--she acts like she's my mother. I'm in the mood to have her clean the apartment alone for a month to tea... Read more

  • I didn't eat the ice cream

    5/24/2016 11:51:02 AM, by TRUEDJ9

    Small victory yesterday... end of the day there was a small cup pod ice cream in my freezer.... i kept looking at it. .. and looking at it. ... and looking at it... i made a coconut flour Chia seed mix had a spoonful and was satisfied.... no ice cream! πŸ˜„... Read more

  • (Re-)Starting Small

    5/24/2016 8:48:16 AM, by AMSHARK

    I'm baaaaccckkk. Infertility, and pregnancy, and loss of pregnancy, and pregnancy again with complications, and infant twins (HUZZAH!!!), and lots of time logged in the NICU, and then the PICU, and medical equipment for both me and the little ones.... these things have pushed my diet and exercise f... Read more

  • Rambling.

    5/24/2016 8:21:49 AM, by FITJEN48

    I'm sort of in hysterics and sort of confused, and a little bit joyful. This post is definitely a strange one for me, but I can't seem to ditch the thoughts, so I'll just store them here for now. My life is a crazy mishmash of stuff. If I were to try to piece it together to make sense of it, I ... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    5/24/2016 6:43:12 AM, by RO2BENT

    Travel day yesterday but that helped me to be tired especially since I had to get up super early Pacific time zone. Back to work today going to be playing catch-up all week.... Read more

  • My blog

    5/24/2016 4:32:11 AM, by MAMACHAE74

    Got out to the gym. After my workout did not feel rejuvenated but I was glad I did it because I would have been more down on myself had I not gone. I'm off to bed now. Good night.... Read more

  • First run with the Running Room!!

    5/23/2016 10:21:35 PM, by LIZZIE93-4

    Today was the first day of my adventure with the running room. There were 14 of us that signed up for the learn to run and 10 of us showed up (it's the long weekend I am surprised that even 10 showed up). I was pleasantly surprised to see that many of them did not have a trim runners body, we came i... Read more

  • Rest, Active Recovery, and the Balancing Act

    5/23/2016 8:47:55 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Balancing act: Picture a Bosu Ball with the flat side down, curved side up. Picture a man stepping onto the middle of that Bosu Ball with one foot, then raising the other foot out to the side and bringing it back down to touch his outside foot to his support ankle. He does this 10 times. He does... Read more

  • No sugar

    5/23/2016 5:00:41 PM, by TRUEDJ9

    Day 1. Let's see what happens.... gotta start somewhere with this sugar addition.... Read more

  • Feeling wonderful

    5/23/2016 4:19:20 PM, by LASHAY2590

    When you start working out you begin to love it. Sometimes I dont feel right if can't at least get a 30min walk in. So loving getting healthy... Read more

  • Emotional Eating-Stop!

    5/23/2016 4:03:24 PM, by BERGBA7

    Oh my... I am writing this blog to make me stop eating and get my mind off of that "comfort-food." It shall help me, I know! I came back from work today at 9pm - I had a fairly good day. I set off to check the mails and found some disappointing once about potential concert opportunities that w... Read more

  • Sun Mon

    5/23/2016 3:52:54 PM, by RO2BENT

    More Seattle, hit the Needle Sun along with Olympic statue park. Travel day today.... Read more

  • Travel and family fun!

    5/23/2016 2:53:10 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Once again we took off and drove 5 hours. This time it was back to Omaha. Our oldest daughter Alisha, her husband Jay and our two grandson were driving in from TX. Alisha has been training for 2 years for Bikini Body Building. Last year she placed a 2nd in the open competition. Dale and I were ... Read more

  • Waxing Philosophical

    5/23/2016 2:41:35 PM, by CATARINA_CERISE

    I've been doing a lot of reading and reflecting lately as part of my self-growth efforts and have come upon two very important truths (for me, anyway). 1. Nothing in my life belongs to me. 2. Love and companionship do not operate from a starvation economy. That first one sounds kind of d... Read more

  • And so it begins...

    5/23/2016 2:26:57 PM, by COOP9002

    today is the final day before our family takes the next step in what could be a life-changing step in our journey. I will travel to Washington DC tomorrow, meet some folks at the airport, travel to Alexandria and then spend a few days with them, which will include leading a Bible study time on Wedn... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/23/2016 1:55:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    a great day to get outdoors and enjoy here today. sunny and warm, with no chance of rain. did a lot of walking yesterday. taking it a bit easy today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Turn Monday blahs into Monday aahs! :D

    5/23/2016 1:49:56 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Had a GREAT weekend. Saturday was a party (non english speaking though) and Sunday was spent at Chuck e cheese (temptation. I managed to avoid the pizza though so score!) So the whole weekend was temptation city. I really enjoyed myself but I wasn't as strict as I should have been. We went to ... Read more

  • Walking and dancing

    5/23/2016 1:01:21 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    I'm excited Leslie has some dancing and HIIT to her walking DVDs. I LOVE her Walking to the Hits series. Which one am I walking and how many miles? Now I challenge you to get off your behind and get moving! Share your workouts so we can support each other!... Read more

  • Fatalanche

    5/23/2016 12:23:54 PM, by EPONIA2001

    I feel like I post a lot of negative stuff. There are actually many positives happening. I think I struggle to see it since I have lost this before and felt like the last four years everything just got out of control. Yesterday I had a belly dance gig. I was putting my costume on before I went o... Read more

  • I hope you're excited today. If not, permission granted.

    5/23/2016 10:51:51 AM, by FITJEN48

    Have you ever hit a wall? Been in a funk? I know I have. And this weekend, my husband felt like he had hit a wall. He was telling me how he had lost momentum about a work project and just wanted to feel excited again. People often talk about having a strong "why" behind what you're doing. That... Read more

  • My blog

    5/23/2016 4:13:31 AM, by MAMACHAE74

    Gotta get up and go to work in a few hours and cannot sleep. I'm not used to working on Mondays and my body is ready to read and watch tv... Hopefully I'll fall asleep soon... Read more

  • My Blog (2 for the day)

    5/23/2016 12:06:29 AM, by MAMACHAE74

    Okay, I feel like I needed to write this because I am at a crossroads in my life and I am learning some things about myself, which is always a good thing. These are just random thoughts before I go to the gym. I am not looking for pity, so if you are reading this, please do not feel like you have ... Read more

  • Welcome summer!

    5/22/2016 9:57:28 PM, by DAUGIE73

    Beautiful day with 80 degrees and sunshine, so I enjoyed a pre-summer run. Hope you enjoyed an outdoor day too.... Read more

  • Rest day!

    5/22/2016 9:52:57 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    After walking 5 Leslie miles and 2 1/2 hours bowling yesterday, May 21, I was lazy bones today when I got home from church. This morning a gentleman who is like a grandfather figure came to me this morning during coffee and bagels and refreshment time before church and he said "you look different,... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/22/2016 9:46:25 PM, by COOP9002

    We had a great weekend and our youngest daughter enjoyed some time with her sister at Comicon in KC. now it's time to focus on a busy and possibly life-changing week ahead. blessings... Read more

  • Beck Check - Week 3

    5/22/2016 6:59:16 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Rough week for me. Biggest stress was inadequate sleep. Too many late nights and too many long days. This lead to a missed meal yesterday, a missed walk, and missed PT exercises. Otherwise, eating was on plan. What we saw last week is my tendency to not eat when stressed. Wednesday... Read more

  • Exercising Caution

    5/22/2016 6:20:10 PM, by JEANKNEE

    The past several weeks have been anything but routine for me. Work demands have been high. It has meant health/fitness activity planned has not occurred and I am not getting enough sleep. Losing sleep is a bad thing for me. It is a stress to my body and stress is the lynch pin that can set me in... Read more

  • Sat Sun

    5/22/2016 9:47:51 AM, by RO2BENT

    Walked pile place market after finding a good breakfast hole, then took a ferry to Bainbridge just for fun yesterday. Going to go up in the space needle today, but not sure about after that.... Read more

  • My blog.

    5/22/2016 3:20:35 AM, by MAMACHAE74

    Got out today. Cooked some good vegan soup and still feeling in a weird space. When will it go away is all I keep thinking about. I hope soon. This phase is highly uncomfortable.... Read more

  • Race Results, I surprised myself

    5/21/2016 11:37:14 PM, by WINACHST

    32:33 244 My granddaughter did not do as well as she wanted. I was just 6 seconds behind her at the finish line. However, I ran hard that last 3/4 of a mile because I saw her ahead of me and tried to catch up to her. The race course had a small hill after mile 1 that was steep enough for me to... Read more

  • Anniversary weekend

    5/21/2016 8:35:10 PM, by COOP9002

    Hanging out with my bride as she shops... Read more

  • Whole 30 - Day 8

    5/21/2016 8:30:54 PM, by JAMIRBLAZE

    Still going. Have been feeling a little run down the last few days, but I think as I am not drinking soda and am not a huge coffee drinker (at least not without sweetener, though I've been using almond milk), my caffeine level is down, and I've had far less sugar than usual. I've read that this is... Read more

  • Bailing out of the "long" run, but feeling good about it

    5/21/2016 6:05:44 PM, by MOBYCARP

    When I left off the tale on Thursday, I had just run 2.5 miles on a track and decided to take Friday as a rest day. I wanted to give myself a chance of being able to run 6 miles on Saturday. Saturday morning came, and I felt pretty good; but my test of one TGU/Windmill combo on each side revea... Read more

  • Fri Sat

    5/21/2016 10:13:32 AM, by RO2BENT

    Brewery Tours and beer tastings for lunch and early AM, then hotel change and dinner and impromptu Billy Joel concert yesterday. Space needle, Pike Place market, and ferry ride today to round out Seattle experience. Not sure what to do tomorrow...... Read more

  • Breakfast ideas?

    5/21/2016 8:22:07 AM, by GET2BEFIT

    Good morning everyone from Midwest USA! I want French toast or bagel for breakfast or if I should save carbs for lunch. I'm going to a Special Olympics pizza and bowling party. I've had cold cereal and it's lasted about 20 minutes then I feel like I'm starving an hour later. A I write, anything and... Read more

  • Is it Friday yet?

    5/20/2016 9:45:52 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Please let it be Friday, I'm craving for the weekend! Today I finished within the low end of my recommended calorie range, and I feel good. If you're like me, there's much to do in too short of time, and pulling your hair out how to get exercise in tomorrow, I'm in the same boat! Here's what I'm d... Read more

  • My blog

    5/20/2016 7:32:13 PM, by MAMACHAE74

    Still in a funk. Plan on doing some super spring cleaning to help me get out of this funk. I'll be purging lots of old items that cannot be repurposed and bringing some light and life into my home. Thinking about starting a vegetable garden also.... Read more

  • Iiiiiiiiiiiiiit's FRIDAY!!! weigh day and week review :-D

    5/20/2016 1:44:46 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    haha ok I'm way too hyper today. I had a good weigh in this morning but before I get into that let me tell you guys. I went to the class last night and it was hard. Like REALLY hard. I spent a good 2-3 hours yesterday cleaning the mess left from Wednesday. I'm happy to report the house is sparkling ... Read more

  • Starting to Show

    5/20/2016 1:21:25 PM, by EPONIA2001

    A few people have started commenting the last few days that it looks like I have lost some weight. I am not down that much so I didnt expect it would be visible so I am super stoked that some people are able to tell. Little victories. Tomorrow is the official weigh in day. I kind of blew it yest... Read more

  • Fun weekend

    5/20/2016 11:34:31 AM, by COOP9002

    We're heading out to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary this weekend, while our oldest daughter and her husband take Olivia to Comicon... Read more

  • Thu Fri

    5/20/2016 10:36:05 AM, by RO2BENT

    Made it to Seattle no problem, just up until 4:00 am considering time zone change. No rain until on the metro train heading north from airport. Brewery tour for lunch then change to being a tourist.... Read more

  • Pictorial Summary of Yesterday's Yardwork

    5/20/2016 10:14:14 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    We recently moved into a one acre property that's been neglected for ten years, so we're taking it one project at a time and slowly getting it cleaned up. With each project, it feels better and better to live here! Yesterday's project was to trim our seven pine trees, and here's a few pics that show... Read more

  • Race Day Tomorrow!

    5/20/2016 9:31:47 AM, by WINACHST

    Running a 5k with my granddaughter tomorrow. I was hoping to stay close behind her, but she told me she has a goal of 25 minutes. ~ no way will I be able to keep her in sight. I am aiming for 33 minutes. She might make her goal time because that girl gets an adrenaline rush in races and I saw a... Read more

  • Running in circles, um, I mean ovals

    5/19/2016 8:45:17 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Felt good this morning, but a test of one Turkish get-up (35 lb. kettlebell) on each side revealed that the sore muscles from yesterday were still sore when stress was applied. PT appointment went well, and the PT was almost ready to dismiss me; I have one more appointment next Tuesday, and an assig... Read more

  • The Dirty Truth

    5/19/2016 2:43:04 PM, by FITJEN48

    Ok. Time for a confession. Actually, I'm just learning stuff and need to capture it before it's gone. Have you ever known something down to the bone, but yet, you would have a very hard time convincing anyone else of it? Yeah, that's where I'm at right now. The good thing is that this weird season m... Read more

  • Battle of the binges! I want to win!

    5/19/2016 1:25:54 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    What's going on today? Well I've been paying a lot of attention to my eating lately. Stress is not helping me at all. I was tempted to binge badly this morning. Yesterday I did in fact give in to a binge. Not proud of myself at all. But I redeemed myself this morning. 250 So first, the bad: ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    5/19/2016 11:16:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to take it easy. i got through my first week of night classes in english and math. i think i did pretty good, considering i have been away from english courses for quite a while. i am getting back into the swing of it,now. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! my parent... Read more

  • Bye-Bye Middle School

    5/19/2016 11:15:55 AM, by COOP9002

    tonight is eighth grade "graduation". it is the end of the middle school era in our youngest daughter's life 224 we are so proud of her for sticking it out through a rather rough year, especially emotionally. hope your Thursday is going well.... Read more

  • 3 days after endoscope and no meds

    5/19/2016 10:42:18 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Its been 3 days after my endoscope and I haven't had to take any of my medicine. That's good. If I had an upset stomach, I would have to take it. So far I haven't. My stomach has been sore but I think that its not another ulcer coming back. Its not that deep of a sore. Its like working on your core ... Read more

  • Finally back at it

    5/19/2016 9:57:41 AM, by PSYCHOTAZ

    So the shingles are finally gone, but then I got a sinus infection. I was supposed to do a 14 mile trail challenge last Sunday, but opted instead for the shorter 7 miles due to my sinus infection. I am so glad I did, because the weather was cold and windy with some sleet thrown in. I surprised my... Read more

  • My New Chainsaw - Final Post, I Promise!

    5/19/2016 9:41:10 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Just couldn't help but post a pic of my new toy. After posting, I'm off to eat breakfast and then trim some more trees. It's fun and a great work out as well! Hope you all have a great day. ... Read more

  • On and off.... and on again.

    5/19/2016 8:09:21 AM, by TRUEDJ9

    It seems all i do is fall of the wagon. .... so i guess i will just keep on getting on the wagon! ... here we go again! Just think how well practiced i will be! 😊πŸ’ͺ... Read more

  • Re-started the plan & winning now

    5/19/2016 5:28:01 AM, by SUGUNASJ

    I had made up my mind in the last quarter of 2015 to be serious and execute a carefully-planned weight loss plan. So I was off to a slow start. I was that lump of butt fat jiggling on the treadmill. After a couple of weeks, I realised I preferred exercising outdoors in fresh air in the wee hours of ... Read more

  • Wed Thu

    5/19/2016 4:47:12 AM, by RO2BENT

    Nearly caught up at work but 2 1/2 days off will fix that. Nice QT with kids yesterday. Heading to Seattle for a long weekend with momma.... Read more

  • My blog

    5/19/2016 4:06:19 AM, by MAMACHAE74

    Still in a funk. I went to work today and had a very difficult time not being sad and crying periodocally.... Read more