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  • it's saturday

    12/20/2014 9:52:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend who is overseas, this morning. now i'm off to an even better start to my day. it is always a pleasure to hear from him. i am really looking forward to when he comes back to the city just before new year's eve. my daughter got quite a few things from the breakfast with san... Read more

  • Tulsa Half & Half Race Report and Future Thoughts

    12/19/2014 6:49:53 PM, by JULISKA09

    This will be pretty short, since I did not really accomplish much. On Sunday, 12/14, was the Tulsa Half & Half Marathon race. It's a unique race where you can choose to either run on the trails or run on the road (or both, if you're insane). Each distance is a half marathon. I was planni... Read more

  • Friday

    12/19/2014 3:38:24 PM, by COOP9002

    i was able to get a run in at the rec center this morning. After picking up our youngest daughter from school, i took a man who had been living with his relatives for the past seven months to the bus station. Merry Christmas to them! Now i am home waiting for my wife to get home so i can see wh... Read more

  • Christmas week is here, the food fest is starting. I WILL stay in control!!!

    12/19/2014 1:21:21 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    AAAH Christmas week is here!! NERVOUS!! I will be following all these tips! Had a not so good weigh in today but I know it's TOM. Staying focused. So I got this idea from cattut's blog. It's an app for your phone where your walking... Read more

  • It's whatever

    12/19/2014 10:42:54 AM, by SDLOV3R

    I've had this chick stalking me for, like, almost 2 years now. I had pretty much let her drop off my radar ("pretty much" bc she's on Spark and I refuse to leave our mutual teams bc of the relationships I've built with all of you) and then a friend told me they found her on Pinterest and her ENTIRE ... Read more

  • So Excited!!!

    12/19/2014 10:06:26 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night I had a great night. The hubby had to work really late and didn't get home until after our son was in bed. I decided to try and get him out of his grumpy mood by simply just being a good wife. So when he got home I asked him how his day was while I cooked us dinner. I think he really nee... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/19/2014 10:02:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter's last day of school for the year is today. mine will be in a few days. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! i have not yet heard back from the company where i went for a job interview a few days ago. if i have not heard back by the end of today, i will look for other job... Read more

  • Thinking about 2015

    12/19/2014 9:11:30 AM, by JAMIRBLAZE

    2015 will be here in less than two weeks...and I'm still wondering where 2014 went. I have no idea, but time is flying. Anyhow, I've been thinking a lot about where I would like to go with my journey this coming year. I've been struggling with maintenance, and due to my move, I don't have a r... Read more

  • tech support is unavailable today

    12/19/2014 7:58:15 AM, by APONI_KB

    "Oh sure" I said, "I can bring my camera and tripod in to get a group picture during the holiday party." why they wouldn't realize this would happen is the real mystery ... Read more

  • A slow few days

    12/18/2014 10:06:31 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Sorry that I haven't posted in a while but there hasn't been much to post. Dad having his therapy yesterday and me fighting my TOM right now. My TOM is almost over but it feels like its been around forever. Tuesday I realized that I didn't post anything when I was asleep. I didn't feel like get... Read more

  • Throwback Thursday and Less than a week to Christmas eve!!

    12/18/2014 5:16:53 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I have NO Christmas photos from last year. None. nada. zip. Ok well I do have an album, but it has pictures of my family, not me. My son opening gifts, my daughter being cute. My husband setting up the train station with Jimmy etc. but I'm no where in sight, and that's on purpose of course. ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/18/2014 2:59:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm spending some time with my daughter today. tomorrow, i have to do some grocery and xmas shopping for my daughter. today was pajama day at school for my daughter. she likes when her school has that. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. so far, i have not yet heard anything back from that c... Read more

  • Thursday

    12/18/2014 11:58:00 AM, by COOP9002

    our part of the country was greeted with a little snow this morning. since it's the first one of the season, things are a little crazy around here. i'm trying to get some things done around the office this morning, which is fun since our secretary is out of the office for a few days. Enjoy you... Read more

  • Christmas Stress....Let's get rid of it!

    12/18/2014 9:04:30 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    This week has been a little nutty for me. Trying to get all the last minute Christmas things off my list. Yesterday was especially crazy! My daycare provider was off for the day due to medical tests. Therefore, my son would be spending the day at my parents place. This is a longer drive so my... Read more

  • Adjusting to the Holiday Lunch

    12/17/2014 9:00:23 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Today was the departmental holiday lunch at work. This fall, my employer shut down the building I had worked in for 23 years, sending my department to two separate locations. The lunch was at the other location, a 50 mile round trip. I knew in advance that I would not get my walk in at lunch toda... Read more

  • Still here from time to time

    12/17/2014 3:18:53 PM, by KMKMOM

    I was super active a few years ago - both on this site and physically. The SP community was a great motivator for me to get into running, lose weight, and just feel more healthy. I fell away from that as my kids got older and both started being involved in many activities. It was difficult to mak... Read more

  • so I had mcdonalds this morning -_-

    12/17/2014 3:12:55 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    lol yes! I'm guilty, I ate mcdonalds! aah! and I haven't exercised yet! but I will, I am going to do tae bo again lol. whenever I have fast food my motivation goes down. It really is a trigger..that oily delicious goodness! I ... Read more

  • Goals for 2015 Countdown Week 2

    12/17/2014 1:24:23 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    Week 3 went well: Lost another 2 pounds, which puts me at a 24.5 BMI. I did my stretching DVD and my major conditioning hike. I e-mailed a friend to find a good time to call her during the holidays. I've continued my work’s holiday challenge—the 12-Days-of-Fitness, which adds an activity each day so... Read more

  • Countdown to 2015 Week 2 CICO

    12/17/2014 1:12:27 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    CICO Week 2 Wednesday 17 December: Calories Eaten: 1400 BMR: 1373 Exercise: 751 Differential: -724 Thursday 18 December: Calories Eaten: 1360 BMR: 1373 Exercise: 423 Differential: -436 Friday 19 December: Calories Eaten: 1709 BMR: 1373 Exercise: 795 Differentia... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/17/2014 11:55:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a job interview yesterday afternoon. i think it went rather well. i will know by the end of the week whether or not i got the job. my daughter has movie day at school today and she doesn't have to dress up,either and she can bring a pillow,too. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hel... Read more

  • Wednesday

    12/17/2014 10:29:51 AM, by COOP9002

    Perhaps i am wimping out as i age, but i chose to run inside this morning at our local rec center. my threshold for the cold has gotten worse over the past couple of years, so rather than risk a cold, i exercise inside on mornings like today. now it's time to get ready for a busy evening. our c... Read more

  • Running from Dementia (article)

    12/17/2014 10:25:41 AM, by MBTEPP

    Alzheimer's runs in my family. I care for my mother, in her 5th year after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. My aunt and my great grandmother too. I am running from dementia. It has been studied that vigorous exercise can reduce the chances of getting dementia. Now the Alz associati... Read more

  • I haven't been on track the last few days! UGH. 'Tis the season!

    12/17/2014 10:10:14 AM, by HAPPYOHIO

    I'm so disappointed that I haven't been on track the last few days. I haven't been tracking my food or working out. I've pretty much given myself permission every day since Friday to eat whatever I want, and I haven't been to the gym since last Wednesday. BUT. Let me say - it totally sucks. Not... Read more

  • Ugh, so tired of this

    12/16/2014 8:41:51 PM, by JULISKA09

    Hi again. As you can probably tell, I haven't been on here in months and months. I also haven't lost any weight. In fact, I'm heavier than ever. I'm so tired and frustrated with starting this thing over and over again, but I guess the only thing I can do to stop doing that is to not stop in the ... Read more

  • 10 days to Christmas!!! :D

    12/16/2014 5:47:15 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    -diet.jpg LOL! So I'm getting really excited for Christmas! This is the first Christmas I'll be at a healthy about....well ever... Read more

  • Update since October

    12/16/2014 2:25:52 PM, by TATERCAT

    Hello everyone. It has been a while since I have been on Spark so let me update you on a few things that went down since October. My mum came to visit for a few weeks and I took some time off to spend with her. It was so great to see her again. I took her on 2 bike rides with me while I ran, an... Read more

  • Hard To Resist $5 Half Marathon

    12/16/2014 2:15:46 PM, by PASTAFARIAN

    Ran the GW HM this past weekend. No medal, no music, and no "free" t-shirt. But beautiful views of the Potomac River the whole way. And unlimited brownies, bagels, and bananas at the end - which meant that I had to use more willpower after the race than during! more

  • Cooler day

    12/16/2014 11:47:21 AM, by COOP9002

    The sudden shift in our weather will force us to do more things inside than out. We had become a little spoiled here in mid-Mo with these unseasonable temps. oh well, with Christmas less than ten days away i guess it's time for some colder weather. Enjoy your Tuesday... Read more

  • I'm sparked! New big pup named Snowden.

    12/16/2014 11:27:57 AM, by KENDRASTIC

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  • NSV 12-14-2014

    12/16/2014 7:48:02 AM, by LINFHALL

    I don't think my body likes to give up the weight. I remember this from 10'years ago when I first lost it. I will be on plan, doing great, and gain weight every couple of weeks. Kind of a cycle like: lose 1pound, next week gain .5 pounds, next week lose .5 pounds, next week lose 3 pounds. I'm going ... Read more

  • Feeling tired

    12/15/2014 9:54:40 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm feeling tired all day like I was on my birthday. My TOM has started and I'm not usually this tired. We had a somewhat of a long day with dad having his physical therapy and we had a gloomy day with the weather. I'm hoping that we don't go anywhere tomorrow because I know that my TOM will get hea... Read more

  • Day 348- Am I in maintenance already and don't know it?

    12/15/2014 2:10:35 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I went for a winter "light" run this morning. I saw some Christmas berries! Well I don't know what those berries are called but I only see them this time of year. They are all in full bloom. It put me in the holiday spirit t... Read more

  • A step in the right direction

    12/15/2014 1:42:41 PM, by APONI_KB

    Alternate title: When you feel like giving up For years I’ve been trying to get my mom to exercise, literally years. Literally and not figuratively even though most of the time when people say literally they really mean figuratively. The point is that I could never get her to do any... Read more

  • I ran the Huntersville Half Marathon!

    12/15/2014 12:23:03 PM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    So, for those who have been reading or following my blogs, you know that I have been suffering with a foot injury off and on that has prevented me from running and training for my races. When I last left you, I hadnt decided 100% if I was going to run the Huntersville Half Marathon on December 13, ... Read more

  • Just a quick reminder to myself

    12/15/2014 11:54:14 AM, by ON2VICTORY

    I am going to re-post these as a reminder to myself. These pictures represent one of the greatest moments of my life...ever, a monumental accomplishment. Just because I currently can't run doesn't take away from how epic that moment really was.... and yes, I'd like to re-live it a little if for no o... Read more

  • Who Took My Cheese?

    12/15/2014 10:25:56 AM, by COOP9002

    i'm not sure how to evaluate how our different approach to Bible Study went last night. Some people seemed to enjoy it, while others had that "who took my cheese?" look on their face. Hopefully, we can begin to prepare folks for a somewhat significant change in the way we do ministry around thi... Read more

  • Busy

    12/15/2014 9:47:46 AM, by BURGUNDYBABE

    So I've been a bit busy with the holiday season, and haven't been keeping up with the message boards as much as I'd like. Between getting ready for the holidays and working extra hours at work so others can do the same I just don't have the time. I've been continuing to eat right, but I have b... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/15/2014 9:31:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    I returned a call from a different company regarding a different job. I am researching the company this morning, so when I hear back from them, I will know quite a bit about the company. My daughter is feeling a lot better and she went to school today. I will step up my efforts to get more of my onl... Read more

  • Gingerbread Houses and Rest!

    12/15/2014 9:01:29 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Had a fantastic weekend. Saturday morning I woke up and went to get my hair done. Actually got a lot cut off. It's only just past my shoulders in length now and it had been down to my bum! hahaha But it was too long and kept getting tangled. Than my son and I decorated gingerbread houses and ... Read more

  • 5th Year Spark Anniversary!

    12/15/2014 8:33:01 AM, by SUNSHINEYOURWAY

    WOW! Thank you Spark People and thank you Lightening Runner for introducing me to The Spark People. I have accomplished so much and Spark People has been my Life Saver ever since starting this Fitness Program 12/2009. I moved from FL back to NC to care for my elder mother and went through many ... Read more

  • Onward to Bethlehem ...

    12/15/2014 12:20:26 AM, by KATTURTLE

    Every year I attempt the virtual journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem over the 12 days of Christmas. This is a journey of 75 miles (approximate distance) and begins Christmas day (although some years I start on Christmas eve, if the weather is bad and the gym is closed). I run or walk an average of 6.... Read more

  • Thanks for the birthday wishes

    12/14/2014 10:08:31 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. I'm just glad that we didn't do anything yesterday because I wasn't in the mood to do anything. I got a birthday gift of cranberry nut mix from my first grade teacher who I go to church with. I ate the whole container but I'm not sure how to put it in. I ate 6 serving... Read more

  • How to lose 5 pounds in 5 days!

    12/14/2014 7:38:16 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Get a gastro bug. Throw up for 7 hours straight. Uncontrollable diarrhoea probably helped, too. Feel so sick for 5 days that you can barely eat. Easy, huh? I'm going back to the doctor this afternoon. I managed to feel better for a whole 24 hours, which happened to be yesterday. Goo... Read more

  • And Now For Something Completely Different

    12/14/2014 2:22:59 PM, by COOP9002

    we're going to try something a little different during our evening Bible Study time. Since our folks are already seated at round tables, i am going to walk them through the process of some inductive Bible Study. Rather than spending 45 minutes listening to me, I am hoping to give them the skill... Read more

  • it's sunday

    12/14/2014 12:57:32 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week has begun. my daughter is feeling a bit under the weather today. so she is taking it easy. it is her last week of school this week and she wants to be well rested so she can enjoy it. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,,hello! as for me, i am catching up on some of my online ... Read more

  • Great Coached Workout Mixes

    12/14/2014 12:32:41 PM, by WINACHST
    eriesfit/ G Series FIT Mixes Bootcamp #1 is my favorite mix. I just finished it. Yes, "FINISHED" I made it through the whole workout. I was not able to do that when I first downloaded these a few years ago. #feeling stronger... Read more

  • shopping with my 13 yr old son

    12/14/2014 11:45:15 AM, by SWEETABLY

    Searching for baseball shoes, almost got a pair for me, but will wait til after Christmas. Attempted to have dinner at cheesecake factory, but had 40 min. Wait. Nah, opted for chik-fil-a instead. Today...grading papers and organizing classroom, again.... Read more

  • I'm a "photographer"

    12/14/2014 9:45:50 AM, by APONI_KB

    #65 of 138 really but the point is that the people at the Light Factory included me in the list of photographers: This is from a little project I helped out with where they got all these photographers together and had us snap a picture of our designated area of the st... Read more

  • Stressed!

    12/13/2014 10:43:45 PM, by PERFECTKAY

    So much has happened in such a short time. Two months ago I moved into a new apartment. Three weeks ago my father passed away. My brother wants us to sell all my dad's things and I told him I would consider buying our family home, but I wanted some time to think about it. But, my brother wants to s... Read more

  • slicing slices

    12/13/2014 9:35:14 PM, by ROUTE26

    I had 2 whole wheat toast with peanut butter for breakfast. To make it last, I cut each slice into four pieces so I had a total of 8 pieces. It is amazing what a difference that made!! I also eat real slow which make it last so much longer. Day 2 today and still going strong!... Read more

  • Did what I wanted to do today

    12/13/2014 9:22:15 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I got to do what I wanted to do today for my birthday. Absolutely nothing. Just went uptown to get the mail, got some lunch, and came home where we stayed for the rest of the day. I really didn't want to do anything at all. I did crochet and get on the computer. It felt great in doing nothing. We mi... Read more

  • Snowy long run and contemplating a marathon

    12/13/2014 7:41:21 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Today's long run options were 10, 12, or 20 miles. When the routes came out, I didn't like the way they were laid out. The first 10 miles ended with a spiral around some blocks near downtown, with plenty of options to bail early and cut some distance. The 12 and 20 options started on the same pa... Read more

  • Saturday

    12/13/2014 2:48:30 PM, by COOP9002

    i was glad to get out for a run this morning. now the crazy day gets in gear. we have a youth fellowship tonight and a retirement reception that we need to attend earlier in the evening that's about 30 miles away. blessings... Read more

  • Lost Blog: I spend most of my money on bikes and beer. The rest I just waste! - deleted sections

    12/13/2014 2:31:52 PM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Introduction During the five years that I have been on SparkPeople, I have composed several blogs, that for one reason or another, I never posted. I have decided to post a few of the "Lost Blogs". The following lost “blog” is really the lost introductory sections of a blog I posted on A... Read more

  • Running against the wind.

    12/13/2014 12:03:47 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    yup it's in as much as I was kind of mentally beating my self up regarding NOT being able to run a full 20 minutes, well...the story goes like this: Yesterday I went on week 6 day 2 run of my C25K. California is in th... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/13/2014 9:55:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off in a while to spend some time with my daughter today. woo hoo! the weekend is here! hurray! i'm catching up on some computer work, then i am off to spend time with her. i heard from another place regarding a different job i applied to. i will get back to them today and let them know i am def... Read more

  • Ohmygawd it's December ALREADY

    12/13/2014 5:18:11 AM, by JENB_121

    Oh look at that, another wee passage of time has passed and I've been ignoring SP. Well, after some hard work and a kinda consist weight-situation over the past few months, I've decided that its time to pop back in. Partly, I'd like to find some new friends for inspiration, and partly cause I'm real... Read more

  • galaxy gear

    12/12/2014 10:23:18 PM, by SWEETABLY

    It keeps track of my steps...but surely this is more than a glorified pedometer! Anyone else use their galaxy gear for more than counting steps?... Read more

  • Plans for my birthday

    12/12/2014 10:13:51 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm not going to go anywhere. Don't want to do anything. Not in the mood for some of the local places to eat. Some of the places that I could go to take over an hour to get too and the prices are too high. I'm just wanting to stay home and veg out. I'm hoping that dad doesn't try to convince me to g... Read more

  • Listening to Your Body 201

    12/12/2014 8:12:37 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Yesterday Robert (ON2VICTORY) posted something on Facebook that I wanted to respond to in more length than the Facebook format easily allows. Today he kindly reposted it as a blog on SparkPeople:
    al.asp?blog_id=5831921 ... Read more

  • Friday weigh in

    12/12/2014 7:13:21 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I'm on my phone again. December is turning out to be super busy. I'm pretty tired now but wanted to check in. Last night it rained really hard, the wind kept me up. So tired lol. Well all the rain has been pushing me to do tae bo or strength training at the gym. The crazy thing is that the s... Read more

  • Holiday Decorating

    12/12/2014 1:58:35 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    Week 2: A&I BSG Blog Our assignment: Do you like to decorate for the holidays? Are you a minimalist with your decorating, if you decorate or do you go all out and try to outdo your neighbors? I love the lights this time of year and always put a bunch up around our balcony. I normally get a... Read more

  • Friday

    12/12/2014 1:23:36 PM, by COOP9002

    After my longest run in quite sometime this morning, i am getting ready to host our daughter and one of her friends this afternoon. her school gets out early today, so the two of them are wanting to take advantage of the day. we're looking towards another busy weekend here in our little communi... Read more

  • An open letter to runners...

    12/12/2014 12:08:29 PM, by ON2VICTORY

    I posted this in a runners group forum on FB but felt it was worth sharing here... if you are a runner, read this and think... "It's been a long time since I posted here. In short, I miss running. For now, I have had to hang it up and follow other fitness paths. There is nothing more I would lo... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/12/2014 11:25:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm taking it easy today. it was very challenging getting through the snow the other day. i haven't made any plans for the weekend yet. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! my daughter has only one more week left of school and she is off until just after new year's day. she is counti... Read more

  • Midnight Callers and Too Much Chocolate!

    12/12/2014 9:13:13 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Whew! I ended up having to shovel again before dinner yesterday. It was just snowing steadily all day. Thank goodness I shoveled in the morning or else it would of been so packed down. I did more Christmas baking last night. I made only one batch of gingerbread dough as I only wanted to make... Read more

  • Life's too short, enjoy it

    12/12/2014 6:25:22 AM, by ACORALSEA

    Ever since I started a new job in August, my schedule has become tighter, busier, sometimes insane. It takes me up to 2X longer to commute than to my former job, costs 2X as much in gas, plus tolls if I take the tollway, for less than 50% of what our previous household income was before my DH was fo... Read more

  • Quiet day

    12/11/2014 9:58:23 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was somewhat quiet day. We didn't do a whole lot. Tomorrow we will with dad's physical therapy in the afternoon. I will have this with me tomorrow while he's doing that. I won't be able to work on a crocheted leftover yarn afghan that I'm working on because its getting pretty good size and if... Read more

  • No more big red

    12/11/2014 8:42:22 PM, by SWEETABLY

    I've stayed away from soda long enough that I find my favorite, Big Red, gives me a major headache now! It's a good thing, I hear you chubby don't like it anymore. It's all good.... Read more

  • Tired. Makes a big difference what you eat before you work out!

    12/11/2014 8:08:29 PM, by SHRINKYDINKAMY

    I was pressed for time today. Had to run to a nearby town to get some things out of storage for my Mom, and got back very close to time to go to class. Didn't eat right today and did eat at all before class. I am worn.OUT. No kidding. Gotta fuel those muscles. I have a feeling I'm going to pay... Read more

  • Thursday

    12/11/2014 4:09:23 PM, by COOP9002

    I went to a meeting in Moberly this morning, and now i'm back in the office for a few minutes before i have to take our youngest daughter to her orthodontist appointment in CoMo.. Enjoy your Thursday... Read more

  • registering for a 5k

    12/11/2014 1:50:54 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I've been saying over and over again that I'm gonna register for a 5k. I haven't done it yet. I have however registered for a half marathon in May but I registered with a charity so it's not set in stone. I really want to do the 5k first in January so I can get some experience under my belt before t... Read more

  • What true recovery is all about..

    12/11/2014 1:35:11 PM, by ON2VICTORY

    I am doing much better. If anything I am learning what true recovery is all about. It is about slowly rebuilding and taking small steps. Those things that drew me in close to a fitness lifestyle are those things that will bring me back. One of the first lessons I learned early on is to develop an em... Read more

  • Tribute To My Son, Joey...

    12/11/2014 10:41:00 AM, by ROXYZMOM

    Video of Joey's life span made by Joey's friend, Lindsie, for his funeral... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/11/2014 10:05:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter did sing to me one of the songs her class sang at the concert. she updated me on the whole thing as well. i am working extra today on my online courses. it is really snowing here this morning. so i thought i may as well use the extra time to do some more course work. i want to be all cau... Read more

  • Let it Snow, Let it Snow..Let it Snow!!

    12/11/2014 9:16:43 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night I did some more baking...completely forgot to pop a piece of gum in my mouth so I sampled more than I wanted too. It's mindless sampling really. Once I realized I said 'Amber stop - you'll get a bad tummy ache!" haha. I try to eat clean so much that when I do things like sample my Chri... Read more

  • Do it anyway

    12/11/2014 7:48:29 AM, by MAGGIGIRL

    Sometimes I dont feel like it. My motivation varies. Sucess is in habits building days in a row. Not what you do once. But What I do once becomes twice. I look in the mirror and I do feel upset that I allowed myself to lose focus. There were reasons what were they? Emotional ones. Stres... Read more

  • Training update

    12/11/2014 7:44:02 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    Yesterday I brought my gym bag with me so I could go straight (pun intended) to the Y and swim after work. Got in the pool for about 45 minutes for a total of 82 lengths. I did the math yesterday on the distance for the Olympic tri, and I need 66 laps to hit the 1.5km swim. Which means I really want... Read more

  • Dr. appt.

    12/10/2014 11:48:09 PM, by SWEETABLY

    Well I'm anemic, need to take iron supplements. Guess my multi, isn't enough. Bummed I didn't walk today, but I have my healthy snacks packed and ready to take on the world tomorrow. I'm tracking calories and exercise in a writing... it's fun. Never thought to put my passion with my weak... Read more

  • Still on track

    12/10/2014 9:54:19 PM, by SWEATONCEADAY

    so I have been tracking since I posted a few weeks back. I have only been over my calories twice!!! So food is good. Need to work on exercising more and drinking more water. I have been working out about 4x a week. Workouts not as intense as I would hope but I have been battling with headaches and ... Read more

  • Need some sleep

    12/10/2014 9:40:57 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today has been a long day. Didn't get much of a nap this afternoon. Wish that I did though. But its almost time to go to bed. Dad may have to have surgery on his right wrist for carpel tunnel again. He hasn't had it done in a long time. In 1989 was the last time. It might help with that side si... Read more

  • still around

    12/10/2014 9:05:40 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    It's hard for me not to blog. It keeps me accountable. I'm actually in my car now typing on my phone. I'm really busy this week but keeping my goals. Eating well. I Took an egg yesterday and made an omelet with tomatoes, Spinach and onion. I wrapped it all up and ate it like a taco. Lol. YEp Wi... Read more

  • Goals for 2015 Countdown Week 3

    12/10/2014 4:30:53 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    Week 4 went well: Lost another pound, which actually put me at a 24.9 BMI – under 25 for the first time since July! I did my stretching DVD,but have not called a friend yet. I’m going to have put that on my calendar or set up a reminder on my iPhone. The organized hike I still want to do conflicts w... Read more

  • Countdown to 2015 Week 3 CICO

    12/10/2014 4:22:00 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    CICO Week 3 Wednesday 10 December: Calories Eaten: 1514 BMR: 1384 Exercise: 490 Differential: -360 Thursday 11 December: Calories Eaten: 1492 BMR: 1384 Exercise: 785 Differential: -677 Friday 12 December: Calories Eaten: 1275 BMR: 1384 Exercise: 226 Differentia... Read more

  • First Maintenance Anniversary

    12/10/2014 12:50:48 PM, by RAVELGIRLY

    One year ago today I hit my goal weight. My goal was to get my weight down low enough to be in the "healthy" BMI range when weighed fully clothed at the doctor's office. Not only have I maintained that initial 85 pound weight loss, I actually lost 15 pounds more in maintenance! So my ticker go... Read more

  • I'm not missing, I swear!

    12/10/2014 11:39:56 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    This year has been a rollercoaster ride. I pushed really hard to move up the ladder at my job, and got nowhere, so I moved on... to a better job, better pay, but more stress. I work longer hours some days, but nothing too outrageous. I've maintained my weight right around 120-125, depending on the d... Read more

  • Wednesday

    12/10/2014 11:34:14 AM, by COOP9002

    it's another typically busy Wednesday here at the church. Praying that we can get everything done and that tonight is a special evening on all friends. hope your Wednesday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • Baking, giggles and great workouts!

    12/10/2014 8:51:17 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night the hubby was really not feeling well and he wanted to just read. I decided to start my Christmas baking. I made my snowball cookies which are my hubby's favorite. I wanted to help him feel a bit better so I made them and told him I would love if he could sample them to ensure I made th... Read more

  • Initial weigh in - BL Winter Freeze off- Go Grey Wolves

    12/10/2014 6:48:12 AM, by THINANDFITEMILY

    HOWOOOOOOOL! And so it begins!!!! 10 weeks Determination Dedication Discipline and running with my Wolf Pack to lose 15-20 pounds by the end of the 10 weeks GO Grey Wolves!- we will drop POUNDS ... Read more

  • Slow week so far

    12/9/2014 9:41:31 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    This week is going by slow. Tomorrow is going to be long. Dad has a chiropractor appointment in the morning and physical therapy in the afternoon. I hope that I'm near a power outlet tomorrow when he's having therapy so just in case I need to use it. I had a headache when I got up this morning ... Read more

  • track intervals

    12/9/2014 9:09:04 PM, by SWEETABLY

    Only did a mile and a half but I walked the curves and jogged the straightaways. Gonna try to build that up. Yeh me!... Read more

  • Happy Holidays

    12/9/2014 1:22:57 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Some Christmas music this holiday season. I got the chance to perform O holy night with another amazing talented singer! Sorry for the bad video quality. Apparently both our cameras decided to break/act up. Hubby doesn't understand how to focus and the other camera decided to do some weird stuff too... Read more

  • Shift in Preparations

    12/9/2014 11:13:28 AM, by COOP9002

    we are trying to get some things done at our house. my wife finished a key part of the decorations for our oldest daughter's wedding that will be this coming summer. now she is trying to focus on getting the house and our family ready for Christmas. hope your Tuesday is going well.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/9/2014 10:09:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild day here today. at my daughter's school today, there will be a christmas concert for just an hour. i am usually there. today, due to my courses,i am not able to make it. i told her to tell me all about it later. all of the birds say hi! i will continue to work on my online courses and look fo... Read more

  • Rest is Important

    12/9/2014 9:03:49 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Phew! Had a great weekend but was super tired. The little guy got up on both Saturday and Sunday at 4:40 am! So early - did some research and am currently in the process of 'sleep training' my son to realize that it's not time to get up until 6 am. That's the time we have to get up during the week... Read more

  • December calendar update! What I learned my first week...

    12/8/2014 11:11:01 PM, by HAPPYOHIO

    WOW! I am absolutely blown away by the amount of comments my last blog post received about my little December calendar on the fridge! I'm SO glad this little idea sparked so many people on SP. It's definitely helped keep me in check this first week, and even though I haven't been 100% perfect wit... Read more

  • Not looking forward to Saturday

    12/8/2014 9:36:26 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I know that it is only Monday but I'm not looking forward to Saturday. My birthday is this Saturday. I will be 37 years old. I have no idea what I'm going to do yet. I wouldn't mind not doing anything that day. I know that I should but I'm not sure. After last year with all the snow we got, we went... Read more

  • choco half-marathon

    12/8/2014 8:34:47 PM, by SWEETABLY

    I have 6 weeks to prep. for this. I tried run/walk intervals app, map my walk app, and pandora. I can actually jog for 30 seconds! Best part...two deer and one buck ran across my bath, beautiful!!! I also started composition book journal to track food and workouts.... Read more

  • My first International race!

    12/8/2014 6:28:59 PM, by CATHIMOMMY

    I finally did it! Had the courage to sign up and do a race in the country I live in overseas(usually I fly to the US to run one in Florida) was great. Different certainly, and I guess this year's wasn't supported well.... But maybe now I'll try for a half marathon keep up the moment... Read more

  • Day 341- Checking in, operation healthy holidays going GREAT

    12/8/2014 4:50:10 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    It was a GREAT weekend! I really am enjoying the holidays this year! Got to sing with a wonderful singer. She is always fun to sing with! In fact we are going to sing together again next weekend! The video turned out really blurry. I might post it...I don't know. I'm kind of waiting to see if she po... Read more