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  • Week 15

    4/26/2015 3:42:16 AM, by TMONA85

    I'm writing off this last week completely - worked late 3/5 days which meant I didn't go to the gym at all. Plus take away, a couple of nights out - all in all not a bad week, but bad for losing weight. I'm taking it as a motivation to stop working so late, as that's when I just eat junk food. ... Read more

  • The Forever Pace

    4/25/2015 10:17:46 PM, by CONAN1956

    Tomorrow is my second road race this year (and the second since 2009). It is the Crush Cancer 5k in Taunton, Massachusetts. I am running for Team Darcy. This is a team formed in honor of Darcy Nientimp, the 26 year old daughter of someone I worked with in Fall River Youth Soccer, who died of Non-Hod... Read more

  • A rough week

    4/25/2015 10:09:49 PM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    This has been a rough week for me. I'm afflicted by seasonal allergies. Usually, it just sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and some nasal congestion, that goes away on its own. But occasionally I get a more serious attack that results in sinus irritation, nausea, and headaches. And this week I ha... Read more

  • Insert blog title here

    4/25/2015 9:43:24 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Hi all. I'm back on my laptop! The husband managed to fix it for me. Speaking of husband, we celebrated our first wedding anniversary on Monday. We went out for dinner and then went home and ate freezer burnt wedding cake. It was a low key, but lovely, evening. I've started a new programm... Read more

  • 33 Days til Beau's graduation

    4/25/2015 6:24:05 PM, by BEAR1991

    Well I had thought today was going to be a total rain out, but by mid morning, it looked like there was going to be a break in the rain. Went ahead on out there and got 9 miles in. I had planned on Pizza Hut dinner box so I knew I'd have enough calories to eat some of all that. Beau has decided he'd... Read more

  • The Day Before the Half: Time to Breathe

    4/25/2015 6:11:46 PM, by MOBYCARP

    My sister ONEKIDSMOM writes about getting over-peopled, then needing her cave time. We're both introverts, but perhaps she's a bit further out on the introvert scale than I am. Lately, I've been relating to her feeling of being over-peopled. But with me, it's not people; it's commitments. If... Read more

  • Day 66 of the 'Q' - I Didn't Think We Were Weird...

    4/25/2015 4:28:29 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    Today was Thing 1 and I's 4th 5k of the year, one that was for the school system I work for and the students with disabilities that I serve at least peripherally at times. There were tons of kids there with their parents and other teachers/volunteers, since it was a 5k, 1 mile fun run Family Fun da... Read more

  • Casa Por Cristo 5k

    4/25/2015 12:24:44 PM, by COOP9002

    Our youth pastor organized and led a 5K color run to raise money for our youth mission trips. We had about 70 or so people turn out for the race. My wife and oldest daughter completed their first races, and our youngest daughter got to help out by throwing paint. Looking forward to a great res... Read more

  • Airing my dirty Laundry

    4/25/2015 11:49:16 AM, by MBTEPP

    I am 10 lbs over my goal weight, which I have ignored until now. I was so worried about the holidays this year, that I "turned off" the holiday celebrating, went on vacation and only gained 1 lbs. What a success, so I thought. So since the end of January I have proceeded to gain, little by little... Read more

  • Dieting Break-Through

    4/25/2015 10:50:08 AM, by LORES777

    It's weigh-in day for me! Today I am 140.2!! I've lost 2.6 pounds in 2 weeks with most of it being in the last 3-4 days. I think I have made a dieting break-through for myself! Xavier and I watched a documentary by Katie Couric which talked about big food corporations want all of us to think i... Read more

  • One Last Thing Before I Go...

    4/25/2015 8:45:10 AM, by JULISKA09

    Well, I'm about to head up to the city for my race. Wish me luck and pray for good weather (since it's rained every day this week). Before I go, though, I wanted to let you guys see something very important. Hopefully it will motivate you all in your journey to a better, healthier life whil... Read more

  • Only good thing about the bottom is that there is only one way to go from there.

    4/24/2015 8:14:41 PM, by ZIZIGHOSTLY

    Ok, so I have said it many many many times and each time stuff comes up making things harder than my motivation can handle. I am hoping no thinking maybe feeling that now is the time to try again to restart. Have had ongoing problems with a kidney stone, then a cough from hell from a med, which I ... Read more

  • 34 Days til Beau's graduation

    4/24/2015 2:48:41 PM, by BEAR1991

    Well, I didn't end up blogging last night. I didn't end up getting any exercise since I was trying to work on the salary charts. But I went ahead and logged my food ahead of time and saw that I had enough calories to eat my Subway sandwich, a pepper and a small blizzard. Really wanted to eat more, b... Read more

  • not so good weigh in...but I'm ok with it :) READY FOR MY FIRST 10K ON SUNDAY!!!

    4/24/2015 1:37:48 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Scale is up this week. Not my best. However I think it is a muscle gain. I was so exhausted this week from all the activity I got and training. I ate in my range all week. I was even good at Disneyland and only had the churro that was bad so there's no reason for me to have gained fat. I'm 115 this ... Read more

  • Friday

    4/24/2015 12:43:34 PM, by COOP9002

    Got a nice run in this morning. now it's time to head to our monthly senior adult luncheon. enjoy your Friday.... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/24/2015 9:32:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is now here! hurray! i really enjoyed my day off yesterday. today, i am focusing on my online courses for at least an hour, going for a long walk, picking up some holds at the local library, eating well, having a power nap, all before heading off to work later this afternoon. all of the ... Read more

  • We're Making Progress!

    4/24/2015 9:24:59 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Yesterday I ended up being able to work from home. I decided to do my cardio during my lunch breack since I was at home. That way my evening would be free to spend with the hubby. (he's been working late and I haven't seen a lot of him lately. hahah) I made the decision to do Turbo Fire - Fire... Read more

  • Long Weekend

    4/24/2015 9:19:04 AM, by APED7969

    Amazing how some weeks you can just feel like complete crap for no real reason and then you can snap out of it days later. I am suspicious that hormones must be playing a role. I've never been particularly hormonal but for two months now I've had two weeks where I've just felt like eating crap and h... Read more

  • Desperately needing encouragement

    4/23/2015 11:42:32 PM, by CHANGING_LIFE

    Well, I joined WW Meetings and Tuesday would have been my week 3 weigh in. I lost three pounds the first week. I felt fine. Not hungry or anything. I was weighing myself at home and I noticed that the scale didn't seem to be budging anymore, despite strictly following the plan and exercising... Read more

  • 45 Mile Endurance Ride Today

    4/23/2015 9:59:58 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    It was a bit chilly today, about 55 degrees, but the wind was fairly still and the sun was shining bright. So I set out for a 45 mile ride on a very lumpy course. The first half or so went pretty well, but I went out way too fast and got somewhat fatigued around the half way point. I was still able ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/23/2015 8:32:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool day here today. for a while, it even snowed. where one of my friends lives, she got some snow that stayed on the ground. my daughter stayed in once she got back from school today. we did spend some time together before i had to go and run an errand. then we spent some more time together ... Read more

  • MARATHON 4 Training Weeks 13-15 - Apparently, I am running a MARATHON next week

    4/23/2015 6:28:20 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    Yeah...and a 5K this Sunday... I have totally been in my zone with this marathon training cycle. What turned out to be a welcome distraction from my divorce ended up causing me to be exactly that...distracted. So much so in fact that I just this week - like MONDAY - realized that my marathon ... Read more

  • Sticks and stones

    4/23/2015 5:28:29 PM, by PMRUNNER

    Kids all know the rhyme that "sticks and stones may break my bones bones, but words can never hurt me." They may say that, but as INXS sang in their song Devil Inside, "words are weapons, sharper than knives..." I recently heard that a distant niece (my wife's brother's wife's niece) who is ... Read more

  • better today, going to reduce the cardio

    4/23/2015 1:37:58 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I feel 10 times better today but still really sore. I decided to sleep in this morning instead of running but OF COURSE I couldn't sleep. I woke up at 6am to hubby leaving for work and then tried to go back to sleep. I think I did manage to sleep about 20 more minutes but I was just tossing and turn... Read more

  • Thursday

    4/23/2015 10:46:11 AM, by COOP9002

    thanks for all your prayers for Debbie. She survived her colonoscopy and is feeling much better today. our family is praying through an important decision at this time that could affect our future. that's really all i can share at this time. have a blessed day.... Read more

  • Almost Done Month of Body Combat and Pump!

    4/23/2015 9:12:41 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Woo hoo! Last night we had success on the no soothy front. He did take a lot longer to fall asleep then normal - which we expected - but he did eventually fall asleep. He was upset this morning looking for it though and I had to remind him he doesn't have one anymore because he's a big boy now. ... Read more

  • 36 Days til Beau's graduation

    4/22/2015 8:58:46 PM, by BEAR1991

    I was off today for my annual exam. Gotta admit from when I left doc appt at about 2:15 I've been wanting to eat constantly the rest of this day. The McDonald's vanilla cone was yummy but it left me wanting more. Came home and had the apple and some turkey. Supper was the bertolli and I really wante... Read more

  • Semi annual fitness test

    4/22/2015 7:14:49 PM, by PMRUNNER

    I had my semi annual fitness test today. It consists of 2 minutes of push-ups, 2 minutes of sit-ups and a 2 mile run. I did 66 push-ups and 72 sit ups, enough to get maximum points for my age group. For the run, it has been a long winter and I have been working on building up distance, but have n... Read more

  • Day 63 of the 'Q' - Cheaper than a Therapist...

    4/22/2015 6:12:51 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    I meet with my therapist at 4:45 every morning. Sometimes, it's a pair of laced up sneakers, bluetooth headphones with Spotify, and some chicken flailing on a treadmill as I cry and sweat out all the horrible things that happened at work the day before. Other days, it's swearing at the T... Read more

  • burnt out -_-

    4/22/2015 1:45:07 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    ugh, I spoke too soon yesterday. I was all energetic and motivated and then this last night I crashed. My strength training class was HARDER than usual. It was hard to keep up. It didn't help that it was crowded and all the 6 lb weights were gone. So instead of using the 5 lbs I grabbed the 8 lbers ... Read more

  • You run like a penguin

    4/22/2015 11:54:54 AM, by WINACHST

    I am taking a running class with my granddaughter (13 year old) and this morning we got together to do our "homework", run 5 minutes walk 3 minutes. She was helping with babysitting a 2 year-old and so I got out my jogging stroller. We are on the third run interval and I am feeling confident t... Read more

  • Wednesday

    4/22/2015 9:59:12 AM, by COOP9002

    my wife made it through with the hard part of drinking all that stuff. now we wait and head out in an hour or two to the hospital as she gets to join those of us who are already in the C Club. Blessings... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/22/2015 9:54:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day of mixed weather here today and not too warm outside. so i am getting some clothes ready to wear for the cooler weather and i am getting caught up on my laundry. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. i am continuing to work on my o... Read more

  • Feeling Great and Working Hard!

    4/22/2015 9:00:36 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    This week has been pretty good so far. Apart from the headaches. The weather went back to being a bit cooler and rainy - hence my sinus pressure has returned. I am now more convinced than ever that I have allergies. Believe it or not it's better when I am outside though. It's the stuffiness inside... Read more

  • Half Marathon Race Report

    4/21/2015 7:17:37 PM, by KAREN42BOYS

    Great weather starting in high 40s and got up to low 60s. Clear blue skies to really set off this spectacular coastal run. I’d say the Santa Cruz Half Marathon is in my top 3 list for prettiest races I’ve ever run. Gear: Wished I'd worn my running sleeves pre-race but comfortable during the... Read more

  • Half Marathon Race Report

    4/21/2015 7:17:35 PM, by KAREN42BOYS

    Great weather starting in high 40s and got up to low 60s. Clear blue skies to really set off this spectacular coastal run. I’d say the Santa Cruz Half Marathon is in my top 3 list for prettiest races I’ve ever run. Gear: Wished I'd worn my running sleeves pre-race but comfortable during the... Read more

  • Tuesday of Race Week

    4/21/2015 6:20:37 PM, by JULISKA09

    So, it's Tuesday of race week for the Oklahoma City Half Marathon. I'm very excited. I'm trying to get stuff planned, so hopefully this week at work will go smoothly.... Read more

  • GET SERIOUS!!!

    4/21/2015 5:25:46 PM, by HILLRUNNER

    GET SERIOUS, REALLY!!! I mean it!!! We don't take breaks from our health. We make healthy choices EVERY DAY!! Getting serious means to throw the excuse list out the window of a fast traveling car and loose it for good!! This is our health, our lives, our today AND our tomorrows! ... Read more

  • Blog Entry Title:

    4/21/2015 5:10:35 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    "Tend to your vital heart, and all you worry about will be solved." by Rumi | Painting by Karol Bąk I've decided to make my weigh-in day tomorrow, Wednesday morning. Every week. Again, my goal is 1 lb each week... but if I exceed that goal, all the better ;) The past few days I've b... Read more

  • Hello glutes!

    4/21/2015 4:24:13 PM, by BLUESPYDER41

    Hello, glutes! Yup. A Sunday spent in my yard putting in a retaining wall while on my hands and knees carefully leveling each brick worked out well. Then I put in some plants into the new part of the bed I completed last weekend. Monday. Hello, glutes. And "Oh My" when my right, big toe ... Read more

  • Jump Rope

    4/21/2015 3:53:54 PM, by KORINE2

    I love to jump rope though I am a bit clumsy. It is always a lot of fun to do and it burns calories quick.... Read more

  • Back on track and new progress picture!

    4/21/2015 2:10:11 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So feeling a lot better today. Back on track, back to reality lol. I did get out for my walk/jog yesterday and actually..I wasn't tired at all! I thought I'd be sore after running around DL all day Saturday but...wow I felt normal. I packed up the kids and ran 7 miles with them. Took them to their f... Read more

  • 37 days til Beau's graduation

    4/21/2015 2:02:08 PM, by BEAR1991

    I see that I forgot to blog yesterday - did well with my eating, not too difficult, so I didn't have anything much to say anyway. Today is my birthday, so I think I will fix a Little Caesar's thin pepperoni pizza for supper. It was pretty good and not something I normally fix during the week, s... Read more

  • Oh the joys of aging

    4/21/2015 11:16:50 AM, by COOP9002

    Trying to make sure everything is lined up for tomorrow. I will be away from the office to take my wife to the hospital for her "procedure". It's that time of life when she gets to join the rest of us and drink the stuff and have the test. Praying that today goes well for her. Blessings... Read more

  • It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle...

    4/21/2015 10:05:35 AM, by WINACHST

    Isn't that what everyone says when they are promoting a new "diet" plan. I have always had an issue with the use of that word. I think of "diet" as what we eat, good or bad foods. Any food we eat becomes our diet, especially if we eat those types of foods on a daily basis. Using the word "diet"... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/21/2015 9:36:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly sunny and cooler day here today. my daughter is a very happy person. her happiness has rubbed off on me and on those around her. all the birds say hi. in a short while, i am heading outdoors. i have some errands to run. i am getting caught up in both of my online courses. it was a full day ... Read more

  • 589 days

    4/21/2015 9:13:37 AM, by TN_HAMMOCK

    According to my "status" it has been 589 days since I've been back here. After making progress and feeling great......a tick bit me and my whole world changed. After months and months of getting sicker and sicker I was finally diagnosed with Lyme Disease. I had heard of it, but had no ide... Read more

  • Another fun weekend with D & the kids

    4/21/2015 5:46:18 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    Did we have fun last weekend or what? On Saturday I got to Gilgil later than I wanted to due to some traffic jam caused by accidents. But main thing is I was not affected by those accidents. So we rescheduled out program and it turned out just right. We just relaxed in D's garden chattin... Read more

  • From my ipad

    4/21/2015 1:37:10 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    My laptop has died! So I'm updating from my ipad, which is far less convenient to type on! Working out has been non existent for the past few weeks. I went to Auckland (home) for a week and had planned on not working out that week since I tend to do a lot of walking around anyway. I ended up ha... Read more

  • Second half marathon at altitude----WHAT??

    4/21/2015 12:08:44 AM, by JAHAR929

    I dont know what you have to do to be considered a runner, but after this race on Saturday, I am as close to calling myself a runner as they come. Because I do not know anyone in their right mind who is a 'recreational' runner who would have enjoyed this weekends half marathon! So, I ran the 'B... Read more

  • Day 61 of the 'Q' - Weakest Link

    4/20/2015 10:51:29 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    If there's a body part I could get rid of or ignore, it'd be my triceps. For one, it seems like they seem to be involved with every single weight lifting exercise known to man, even squats and lunges, and still can't get me through a push up without dropping to my knees and adding to the swear jar. ... Read more

  • Role Models...

    4/20/2015 10:09:44 PM, by LIFEFOUNDONARUN

    Over the past few days, I've had a continual theme show up in my daily conversations. It was coming up out of the blue with so many different people, after the 3rd time I stopped for a few minutes and realized that this had been happening and maybe "someone" was trying to get me to think about it. ... Read more

  • Aruba, One Happy Island...

    4/20/2015 9:30:39 PM, by ROXYZMOM

    This is a video I shot waves in a spring in Aruba. You can hear the wind! We hear this wind constantly. I am enjoying my time in Aruba - it is going way too fast! I have been getting a lot of exercise in. I run and/or walk every morning. I had to get up extra early to run 6 miles ... Read more

  • Monday

    4/20/2015 1:59:03 PM, by COOP9002

    Hope your day is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • The day after vacation..you know the one...getting back on track

    4/20/2015 1:28:23 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I have ZERO motivation to do anything. I slept in this morning and it felt wonderful as I am completely exhausted after this weekend. I WILL get out for a walk/jog though with the kids. I read some spark blogs and am slowly getting my motivation back. The day after vacation is always so hard. I just... Read more

  • Has Spark People run its course?

    4/20/2015 10:44:46 AM, by WINACHST

    I find that I am not interested much in what is on this site nowadays. I no longer track my food or activities and I don't even care about how many spark points I get on the spinner. I just check some of the teams I had joined when I first joined and realized that I am no longer interested in ... Read more

  • it's monday

    4/20/2015 10:04:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a rainy day here today. that is okay with me and with my daughter. i am taking it easy today,before i head off to work this afternoon. having to go in an hour earlier each day i work is a challenge for me. yet i will do so,at least for this week. my daughter is really enjoying school these days. all... Read more

  • Finding a New Perspective....

    4/20/2015 10:03:45 AM, by PHILLIPS661

    As some of you know my Mother broke her hip.....I didn't know exactly what to expect when I seen her....what I saw was a strong woman, a strong Christian woman doing the best she could with a bad situation...Thank you for your prayers.....I read some to her..and she was touched by your love...We tal... Read more

  • Weekend Milestones!

    4/20/2015 9:28:59 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    We had a great weekend this weekend. On Saturday morning we took my son to pick out a new mattress for his big boy bed as the one on it is very hard and not too comfortable. Unfortunately the mattress will not be delivered until next weekend. My son was so excited about moving to a big boy bed th... Read more

  • Keep it Positive

    4/20/2015 8:59:31 AM, by NETTYBREAD

    I went back to work after a week long spring break and lost my great routines that I had developed that week. There are 7 weeks of school left. My goal is to make it to summer... haha Stay Positive - Focus on the things going well Reflect on Negative - Change what I can let the other... Read more

  • BP MS 150 and the ER

    4/20/2015 8:13:06 AM, by ACORALSEA

    The BP MS150 is one of the major charity cycling events in the country, and Texas hosts one of the largest. It's roughly 170 miles from Houston to Austin in 2 days, and, this year, there were some 14K riders scheduled. The vast majority camp overnight somewhere around the Houston area near the star... Read more

  • Schedulizing

    4/19/2015 11:59:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hi Spark 26 I wanted to thank everyone who commented on my last blog :) gave me some good ideas for my cooking adventures. It's definitely not bad to be cooking for one.. I guess I'm just a little bit lonely, but I'm dealing with it, ya know! It's not like I don't have any friends I could... Read more

  • 39 days til Beau's graduation

    4/19/2015 9:28:07 PM, by BEAR1991

    I made it through Sunday!! I've gone from 50 days til to 39 days til! All in my calorie range!! Who knew I actually have the willpower and determination to do this??Walked 4 miles on the treadmill, but that only burns some 260 calories or so. Used gum, and veggies to get me through! That's two weeke... Read more

  • Living in Capital Letters

    4/19/2015 8:21:21 PM, by KATIEASP

    I have been getting compliments that I look "FABULOUS" and "FANTASTIC" and "GREAT." It feels good to know that what I am doing is not only making me feel AWESOME, but other people are noticing it now, too! I also moved into my own apartment last week! Yay me! No more stupid drama or emotional ... Read more

  • The Body is a Calculator

    4/19/2015 5:55:59 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Five weeks ago an injury became apparent. Knowing that I would not be able to do any weight bearing cardio for weeks to months, I immediately cut my calorie intake by 500 calories per day. Based on fitness tracking I knew my average “estimated” daily calorie burn to be approximately 500 calori... Read more

  • Sunday

    4/19/2015 1:13:28 PM, by COOP9002

    our youngest daughter had a great time at her friend's house last night. however, she got a little less sleep than she's accustomed to. my wife and daughter are helping with a wedding shower this afternoon for a young lady who is a friend of our oldest daughter. Enjoy your day!... Read more

  • Scale Gone Crazy

    4/19/2015 12:14:28 PM, by CONAN1956

    When on this improved fitness and weight loss journey that many of us are on, the weekly/daily weigh-in is often a somewhat stressful and occasionally frustrating event. The scale seldom shows exactly what we expect (hope?) to see as a result of our most recent efforts. Sometimes it shows us no ch... Read more

  • Hit the wall

    4/19/2015 10:38:24 AM, by KORINE2

    So the past weekend I ate too much. Friday I weighed 134 but today I weigh 138 and though I am trying not to let it bug me it is really getting to me.I don't eat a ton during the week cause I work third and usually eat yogurt or fruit at lunch time at work then come home and run then sleep till 3pm ... Read more

  • Day 60 of the 'Q' - Epic Flail

    4/19/2015 6:02:59 AM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    Flail (v.) - to move limbs in a generally uncoordinated nature resembling that of a chicken chasing a toddler and not a person trying to pretend to be a knowledgeable athlete-type on a treadmill I'd been dreading this morning's run. This is the last of week of my Couch to 5K training app, even ... Read more

  • 40 days til Beau's graduation

    4/18/2015 9:23:41 PM, by BEAR1991

    Aaahh, Saturday. What a great day! Was warm and partly sunny today, windy but not extreme. Got in 8.5 miles on my run, got some seeds planted, yard is mowed and trimmed, went to see mom and the kittens, got a couple loads of laundry done, dishwasher unloaded and groceries. Felt like I had a lot... Read more

  • Living In The Moment...

    4/18/2015 8:22:23 PM, by LIFEFOUNDONARUN

    It was a day of hiking in one of the most amazing places on this earth. 7 miles of peaceful beauty. Enough awe in me to shut me down from the usual go-go-go life of mine. Enough peace and serenity to quiet the thoughts for a while. And enough mileage to think...and know that all is as it should... Read more

  • Day 59 of the 'Q' - The pain in gain...

    4/18/2015 7:53:23 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    Sometimes I used to wonder how would I know if I was overtraining. Is it working too hard or just being lazy? This morning was a kind of obvious tell for me. My hands ached with muscle fatigue, the reason I'd stopped working out with free weights. There was no way to hold myself up for any Piyo... Read more

  • Saturday

    4/18/2015 2:30:35 PM, by COOP9002

    our youngest daughter is heading to a birthday party this afternoon. she will be spending the night, so we are hoping that she makes it. she's really excited about going and spending time with our friends. my wife and i will be spending some time with our oldest daughter this afternoon and evening. ... Read more

  • The Spark Soultion

    4/17/2015 9:51:27 PM, by NJMCCALLUM

    Well hello there, Starting all over again... I've being trying to do WW for 4 years now. Lost about 6kgs all up but have been yo-yo ing and have lost all motivation. Started to gain again. My favourite leader retired and I've struggled to find a replacement. Moved to a different but not as... Read more

  • 40 Mile Endurance Ride Today

    4/17/2015 8:20:43 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    In preparation for my big ride to Duluth and back (150 miles each way, riding there in one day and back in one day after a little rest), I took a 40 mile endurance ride today. It's in the low 70s with a slight WNW wind, and clear blue skies here in Minneapolis, so it was perfect! The ride went... Read more

  • Cooking for one

    4/17/2015 6:01:57 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Guys I'm doing really well!!!!!!! I went to the store and bought a bunch of healthy food, and got my kitchen all cleaned up, and am cooking :) I've resisted several not-so-good food choices over the past few days, and I've been drinking more water. My goal tonight is go be asleep by 11 pm... Read more

  • Day 58 of the 'Q' - Not a Swiss Roll...

    4/17/2015 2:17:36 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    So, those small victories that you live for when the scale is schizophrenic. I noticed the lack of some hip rolls this morning. They were from being pregnant, with only about a foot of space between my hips and the bottom of my ribs. Being short-waisted sucks. Things moved in a much more comfo... Read more

  • 41 days til Beau's graduation

    4/17/2015 2:08:15 PM, by BEAR1991

    I've been doing this for 10 days already and have met with success! Now for another weekend where it gets a little trickier. Should be good tonight because I'm going to go walk the golf course with Ricky after supper. Tomorrow I should get in a long run in the morning to bump up my allotted calories... Read more

  • Day 471- weigh day, inspired by excess skin?

    4/17/2015 1:50:46 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So it's weigh in day today. Did I weigh in? Or did I decide to wait since I had tom this week? I think we all know the answer to that question lol. Yesterday I did go to my strength training class and wow it was really hard this time! I had a bit of a migraine coming on so I think that was why. I al... Read more

  • Friday Rambles and stuuuuuuff

    4/17/2015 1:48:22 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    this past week I've been hecka busy. In between working, band meetings, and tending to hubs and the kids (an always full time job there right?) I thought about last week's blog. and what I was doing to make it better. Well, I do agree with some of the other Sparkies out there. Mojo is a nogo ... Read more

  • Friday

    4/17/2015 12:27:30 PM, by COOP9002

    It was a beautiful morning here in mid-Mo for run. I went a little longer than planned, simply because the weather was so nice. Getting ready for a fun weekend. our youngest is going to a birthday party Saturday. Have a great day!... Read more

  • Sorry for the long delay

    4/17/2015 11:53:13 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm sorry for the delay but there hasn't been much news coming from here. I have been feeling better since my trip to the emergency room but the weight has been flexing. I've gained the 8 pounds back but I've been slowly losing it. Really slowly. Too slow for my taste. I'm hoping to lose more weight... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/17/2015 9:00:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have some errands to complete this morning,before i go to work later this afternoon. i enjoyed spending some one on one time with my daughter the other day and i know she enjoyed it,too. all of the birds say hi. the weekend is here! hurray! I'm back to my regular work hours today and tomorrow. i n... Read more

  • "Obesity runs in my family"

    4/17/2015 8:31:02 AM, by IPA-RAY

    When I was looking at the scale this morning (of course, no change after 1 day), I was thinking of a cartoon I saw last year. A woman is in a doctor's office and she says to the doctor, "The problem is that obesity runs in my family." The doctor replies, "The problem is that nobody runs in your fami... Read more

  • Progress in the 3rd week of Detox

    4/17/2015 5:12:20 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    I couldn't resist the temptation and stepped on the scale this morning and was surprised! After the scale hardly moved last week it has started again! I am now officially 4kg less than I was 3 weeks ago! We will celebrate with a weekend full of fruits and fun with my friend D and the children... Read more

  • Gearing up for BLC/CAMO28

    4/16/2015 7:02:22 PM, by HILLRUNNER

    We on CAMO have our packs 256 They are not empty packs! They are filled with what I need to survive! I am not only filling my pack with essential items to get me through each day, but I am filling my mind with positive input!!! This whole process is not just numbers, scales, measurements, ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/16/2015 4:23:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful spring day today. i'm enjoying some time with my daughter at the local library. all of the birds say hi! a much needed day off from work today. due to some staff being off sick, there has been extra time at work all week so far. it is easier for me to come in an hour earlier than to stay... Read more

  • Day 57 of the 'Q' - Positively Pavlovian...

    4/16/2015 4:08:52 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    For nearly 60 days, Thursday has been my rest day, by the random fact that by the time Thursday hits, any energy I had for the week is completely gone. I get a Friday workout in and then have had either a 5K or a long run every Saturday. It's been a pretty good pattern so far. This week has be... Read more

  • 42 days til Beau's graduation

    4/16/2015 3:59:15 PM, by BEAR1991

    Well, my busy day just got a little less busy. Now I don't have to stay for the beginning of the board meeting. Yay! Although I'll have to do it another time, at least today I don't have to stay so long. Negotiations meeting...nervous about that. So that will last until 6:15 or 6:30 or so then ... Read more

  • Preparing for this weekend, goal is to stay healthy!

    4/16/2015 2:03:09 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    After my daughters birthday I am proud to say I got right back on track. I didn't eat too much birthday cake, I didn't feel super full and sluggish. I got up and did tae bo the next morning (yesterday) and l ate very sensibly and in my calorie range. In reality I do very well during the ... Read more

  • Thursday

    4/16/2015 12:20:46 PM, by COOP9002

    Trying to get a few things done today. It's so beautiful outside, that it is getting hard to stay focused. Hopefully, you're having a better time staying focused. Blessings... Read more

  • "You don't need to lose any weight."

    4/16/2015 11:01:01 AM, by IPA-RAY

    198 This is my least favorite quote right now. And I hear it a lot now that I am trying to lose weight. My weight is higher than it has been in a couple years and I DO NEED to lose weight. I am an athlete. I used to be a very good athlete. An Ironman. A runner who ran 10 miles in 58:48 and could ... Read more

  • Running Success

    4/16/2015 9:15:03 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    On Sunday I began running again. I run outside and only run in warmer weather. Usually April to October. This year I am running in two races - a 5 km at the end of June and a 10 Km at the end of September. I am very pumped for both. Anyways, on Sunday when I ran I had a tone of knee pai... Read more

  • 43 days til Beau's graduation

    4/15/2015 2:26:38 PM, by BEAR1991

    Well, once again I did not check in last night. I can't seem to remember it. Anyway, on to today, Wednesday, April 15 with 43 days to go. I have labels all done, return address labels, need to check my stamps. Got invitations ready too. Still need to: Plan food - like pork bbq, buns, chips & di... Read more

  • Great birthday! don't know what the scale will say though :D

    4/15/2015 2:17:42 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I was good last night. Had an average slice of cake. Not too big but not a small piece like I originally wanted either. ah well. I balanced it out. Dinner was a grilled chicken salad and I ate lightly the whole day. Who knows what the scale will say though. As you'll see below it was quite a rich ca... Read more

  • Wednesday

    4/15/2015 10:16:43 AM, by COOP9002

    Things are quiet for now, but that will change around here this afternoon. Hoping to see some of our folks who are in extended care facilities in a nearby community. Blessings... Read more

  • Mid-Week Check In!

    4/15/2015 9:21:18 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    It has been a crazy week so far at work and busy at home. Let me catch you up! hahaha Monday I could barely walk my legs were so sore. hahaha I believe that was due to the run I did on Sunday. I went running for the first time this year on Sunday. I refuse to run in the cold - I am a wimp. hah... Read more

  • A2A 5K and other stuff

    4/15/2015 9:01:14 AM, by JULISKA09

    Okay, I know I said I'd get to this forever ago, but then I forgot. So, here it is. I did the A2A 5K in town. It's attached to a marathon and half marathon, so there were quite a few people running and walking it. I wasn't ready for the half marathon quite yet (plus, I was on call, as you'll... Read more

  • A New Weight Goal Met - #15

    4/15/2015 8:56:26 AM, by FLGIRL1234

    Here it is...blog # 15 of my "52 blogs of 2015" promise I made to a friend of mine to keep me accountable. THE STATS: 204.2 - 1/01/15 (starting point) 201.4 - 1/08/15 (week 1) -2.8 200.2 - 1/15/15 (week 2) -1.2 199.2 - 1/22/15 (week 3) -1.0 197.0 - 1/30/15 (week 4) -2.2... Read more

  • Perseverance

    4/15/2015 7:24:18 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. ‘I will drink the ocean,’ says the persevering soul; ‘at my will mountains will crumble up.’ Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal. Swami Vivekananda... Read more