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  • seize the day, a crazy dream, and...emotional week :)

    9/2/2015 1:49:55 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    What a week! Talk about emotional rollercoasters lol. Last night I had this crazy emotional dream where I literally woke up crying! In the dream I was in a strange house with my family. We were talking about life and I was talking about the possibility of going back to school to advance my degree. W... Read more

  • Back in the swing

    9/2/2015 12:13:16 PM, by COOP9002

    tonight is our first Wednesday back to our regularly scheduled activities. should be a wild night here @FBCC. we start with supper at 5 and then there are activities for children, youth and adults until after 8. Enjoy your Wednesday.... Read more

  • a new day

    9/2/2015 9:13:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and hydrated. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Finally

    9/2/2015 8:17:55 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    in 2010 I lost 160 pounds with spark people and then ran the Chicago marathon. It felt so good and I thought the yo-yo effect of up and down was finally over in my life. Then I had 5 surgeries and a battle with depression in the next several years. Gained back 145 pounds and couldn't run anymore. I ... Read more

  • half marathon on my mind

    9/2/2015 6:09:06 AM, by RO2BENT

    Should be an easy one, all downhill, new PR... Read more

  • Speed Work

    9/1/2015 10:03:37 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Last June, I joined the Genesee Valley Harriers, a local running club. I was interested in the regular organized speed work, because I found I wasn't doing speed work on my own. I was concerned that I might be getting involved with a testosterone-driven group that could suck me into doing too much... Read more

  • Hot day today

    9/1/2015 9:49:52 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was a hot day and it is still hot tonight. We don't have a working air conditioner because dad accidently pulled out the wrong circuit breaker when he was trying to pull the one for the dryer (the wall outlet for the dryer isn't working). I told him that he was pulling the one for the air cond... Read more

  • Beck Diet Solution Chapter 2 thoughts

    9/1/2015 8:48:52 PM, by WINACHST

    What Really Makes You Eat A while back I found some youtube videos that suggested my inability to not resist certain foods is not my fault, but rather the food industry has sabotaged my willpower by creating "food" that has addicting features. Well, that sounds wonderful, it is not my fault ~ n... Read more

  • Zeroing in ...

    9/1/2015 8:22:00 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Comments: This challenge* continues to be particularly supportive for me. It has been instrumental to my success in both the weight loss and maintenance phases. Center Weight: 123.0 lbs Maintenance Range: 119.31 lbs - 126.69 lbs Using 7-day running average of daily scale weights effe... Read more

  • Happy September!

    9/1/2015 7:35:31 PM, by LDYHAZ

    The next couple of weeks will be hectic. Travel, good times and house work. I travel for CA in just a couple days. Will have lots of good times with grandchildren and family. Then I will return home to finish canning. Lots of house work and prep for Harvest. End of Sept we will start a crazy c... Read more

  • New Journey ~ Day 8

    9/1/2015 12:57:16 PM, by JOYFULSPIRIT920

    I listened to an interesting podcast yesterday from CutTheFat. What I learned, I have no control over the price that nature requires for me to lose weight ~ I only have control over what I do. 40 Meaning, the price of weight loss is different for each one of us. By trial & error, I will fig... Read more

  • An Athlete's Heart

    9/1/2015 12:19:10 PM, by STEPHM-ARATHON

    I was hospitalized last weekend, suddenly, and had surgery. During my hospitalization, I realized that I literally have an athlete's heart. My monitors were constantly going off because my resting heart rate is lower than the normal range. I had many nurses in and out to check on me, one who w... Read more

  • A New Month

    9/1/2015 11:36:33 AM, by COOP9002

    the weather is heating up here in mid-Mo. i have a deacons' meeting tonight. hopefully, it won't stretch out too long. Have a great Tuesday. Blessings... Read more

  • Goodness

    9/1/2015 11:28:53 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Thou art good, and doest good Psalm 119:68 God is good. He is not just partially good, or occasionally good, but He is goodness itself. His goodness is not merely an internal attribute however. God is good and so He does good! God is working all things together for good to those who love Him! So,... Read more

  • Beck Diet Solution Chapter 1 thoughts

    9/1/2015 9:34:46 AM, by WINACHST

    The Key to Success To be successful in losing weight and keeping it off I need to learn to talk back to that little inner voice inside my head that has a loud roar in such a manner that I can confidently know that I am the one in charge of the situation. I need a mindset that tells me I ca... Read more

  • Reflection and Fresh Starts...

    9/1/2015 9:24:18 AM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    The month of September has always held a special place in my heart, and while its not my favorite month (My favorite is October), it comes in a very close second. The number one reason is because its the month that fall begins, my favorite time of the year. While I live in the southeast and ... Read more

  • its a new month

    9/1/2015 8:20:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month begins today. let's see what it brings. i may have heard back from a place i applied for a job in august. i will check my messages and find out in a while. my daughter says hi. all of the birds are okay. another hot and humid day here again today. already got plenty of water nice and coo... Read more

  • Every Mirror Is Broken

    8/31/2015 8:50:24 PM, by LIZ0515

    (That mirror is just as much to blame as the scale.) You obsess for years in front of a mirrored image An image that isn't you It is the way you see yourself When others see something different They see a light, a spirit, a person You see imperfections, what if's, and doubts To s... Read more

  • September

    8/31/2015 8:01:00 PM, by LILLIPADTX

    Wow, I haven't posted a blog entry since 2014! I'm going to try to make some changes in September: - getting up early every weekday, walking, eating healthier, looking for a better job. Nothing radical - though getting up at 6 everyday is a huge challenge! Just small changes that I can live wi... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/31/2015 5:44:22 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very hot and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Busy Dirty Day!

    8/31/2015 3:49:25 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Up early did a 5 mile walk to wear out the dog. I have noticed that if I don't do this he bugs me all day long. Good brisk walk and he is content to sleep. I did some much needed yard work today. The weeds in our outer areas have been getting very big and this time of year DH can't tackle them.... Read more

  • Out of my comfort zone, gaining confidence. Monday...we meet again.

    8/31/2015 1:42:42 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Another Monday. Ok. I got this. I am GOING to be POSITIVE this week. I'm telling myself this, not asking. It was a wonderful weekend and the party went ...ok. It didn't go as planned though and not sure if I'm upset about it or not. First of all, Saturday morning I got an awesome run in at the gym. ... Read more

  • Strange thoughts

    8/31/2015 1:03:57 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    sometimes I can have the craziest thoughts. I've been reading about everyone and the Fitbit and here's what hit my mind. Horses wear a bit in their mouth to be guided, so maybe the Fitbit shouldn't fit the worst but should go in our mouth so in could guide us to healthy eating. Maybe it could even t... Read more

  • Monday

    8/31/2015 12:16:13 PM, by COOP9002

    Monday is going well. Got a nice run in this morning and trying to get some things done for today. hope your day is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • Fun Weekend!

    8/31/2015 8:46:45 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Whew! I had a very busy weekend. Didn't end up getting in any exercise sessions as I was very active all weekend. Friday I worked from home and during my lunch break I cleaned the house. Then baked cupcakes for my son's birthday party. Saturday we went shopping, bought all the balloons and... Read more

  • *tap tap. *Is this thing on?

    8/31/2015 12:40:08 AM, by GOEGIRL

    So I suppose the more things change, the more they stay the same. I still have four jobs. They're different jobs: research assistant, Personal Support Worker, teaching assistant and respite worker. Still very physical work, too many hours (why am I always so afraid of having too few?) and a var... Read more

  • it's sunday

    8/30/2015 9:11:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful day here today. got to spend some time with my daughter one on one today. all of the birds say hi! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Before and After Photo!!

    8/30/2015 5:43:23 PM, by LDYHAZ

    All I can say is that it works!! I love Sparkpeople!! ... Read more

  • Wearing My Motivation Dress!!!!!

    8/30/2015 3:51:16 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Today I wore my Motivation dress that I have been looking at hanging on my closet door. This was the 2nd Time I wore it but the first time I felt like having my photo taken. I hope to have a combined before and after photo soon :)... Read more

  • Sunday

    8/30/2015 3:45:32 PM, by COOP9002

    Busy day with our church family Hope you have a great day!... Read more

  • Will you be included?

    8/30/2015 2:32:34 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    “Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭4:17-18‬ ‭ One day Jesus is going to return for those who belong ... Read more

  • Rough Week, but Amazing Results!

    8/30/2015 1:57:52 PM, by YOGADMA

    So on Wednesday of this week I started school. I expected this to add some stress to my life while I adjusted, but boy-oh-boy, did I underestimate just how much it would add! After working very hard each day, I am starting to get in a rhythm and feel like I am not running at the back of the pack. I ... Read more

  • Out of the 200's, weigh in

    8/30/2015 12:50:29 PM, by AIMLESS07

    I have to admit, saying that there was a 2 in my weight in the hundreds place was terrifying and embarrassing even if it was only there for a short period of time and barely so. So now I am out of it and do not further wish to go back. Last week was the first week of school and I went to the g... Read more

  • Week 4 Wrap-Up

    8/30/2015 8:54:09 AM, by ERINWD

    One of my goals this week was to go to the Y and lift. I like to do big lifting exercises like squats and dead lifts with the barbell, so the weight room is a necessary evil. I'm always a little nervous and intimidated when I get there because it's usually filled with big, muscly guys. Well, T... Read more

  • Old vs. Bold

    8/29/2015 5:03:01 PM, by MOBYCARP

    My co-pace leader Jim does a lot of active stuff. One of the things he does is climbing. He tells me when he first started climbing, he met a famous climber. (He also told me the guy's name, which I forgot, and that this guy was the first American to climb Mt. Everest and K-2.) This famous climb... Read more

  • Road Trip

    8/29/2015 1:23:59 PM, by COOP9002

    heading to Gower and St Joe to celebrate our oldest daughter's birthday today. enjoy your Saturday.... Read more

  • A house divided

    8/29/2015 10:40:30 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    I have done my best to just keep silent on most issues, but I'm tired of what I hear and read around me today. I believe that as a people and as a news media we have pushed for more and more racism. We have stopped calling people people. Every one must now be introduced as a black man or a white man... Read more

  • Encouragement

    8/29/2015 6:26:38 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    We all need encouragement and it comes in many forms. People today seem to criticize instead of positive reinforcement. I just want to take a moment to let all you sparkers know that you are amazing people. Worthy of praise. Just being able to log on everyday is worthy of being told "Good Job". So w... Read more

  • Home Sweet Home

    8/28/2015 7:54:07 PM, by LDYHAZ

    I do love to travel. It was great so spend a week with the little ones. It is oh so nice to be back in my own bed again! Drinking our clear, clean water. (sorry but that Dallas/Fort Worth water stinks! Literally! It also taste moldy. Yuck!) Sitting in silence and telling DH to just grab somet... Read more

  • Friday

    8/28/2015 3:33:34 PM, by COOP9002

    had a great run this morning, then it was off to our monthly senior adult luncheon. if the rain stays away, i'm hoping to go to our high school's first home football game. tomorrow is a big day as we head to Gower to celebrate our oldest daughter's 25th birthday with her and her husband. ... Read more

  • The scale is laughing at me and MORE shirt drama! :D

    8/28/2015 1:58:30 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So wow. What a random weigh in. I'm not sure why or even how it's possible lol. I literally yelled at my scale this morning. As if it would talk back to me. I yelled loud enough for my kids to hear and ask "what happened mommy?" haha. But seriously, the scale has been fluctuating like crazy the past... Read more

  • Why I Run - A love hate relationship

    8/28/2015 11:30:23 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    This blog is a copy of a message board post in respond to a question by a SparkPeople member. I run. I run because I enjoy running. The other exercises I do to balance my health and wellness goals, but running is what I do. I run because I enjoy it. I don't train for races but I may layof... Read more

  • What kind of heart do you have?

    8/28/2015 9:50:08 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will. Acts 13:22 What does it mean to have a heart after God's own heart? Is it possible for you to have this kind of heart? What does it mean to do God's will? God tells you what is pleasing to Him. When ... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/28/2015 8:12:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! another month is winding down and a new one starts next week. i am looking forward to it. my daughter is ready to go back to school. she has done what she wanted to do over the summer. i am still figuring out at least one more trip either to the zoo or another place she wants to... Read more

  • My post bariatric goals

    8/27/2015 10:59:59 PM, by ON2VICTORY

    I just realized that EVERY goal for the outcome of my surgery I have is in some way fitness based. 1) To be able to run again and IF able to run... a) Do short distance at a competitive pace- win age group b) Half marathon distance minimum. If I can- a 70.3 is in my future c) A mara... Read more

  • Running a bit faster this week

    8/27/2015 8:37:45 PM, by MOBYCARP

    It's been 5 weeks since I rolled my ankle on a trail, 4 weeks since the podiatrist told me it was a sprain. The prognosis was 6 weeks to full recovery, IF I followed the directions. I have followed the directions to the best of my understanding. This morning I took the last of the 30 days of pres... Read more

  • Togetherness

    8/27/2015 8:36:41 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    When I started this journey my wife didn't want to join me. Then after 5 weeks I convinced her to at least give it a try. It didn't hurt that she seen the difference it was making in me. When she started she was addicted to Pepsi. I told her not to give it up completely but to just start tracking ev... Read more

  • Kiddo's First Day

    8/27/2015 6:26:51 PM, by SOCAL_LADYBUG

    Alright, so after reading my previous blog (which was supposed to be just me thinking through things) it became apparent that my mind was already made up. I think you all picked up on that too, lol. So Kiddo started at this college prep academy yesterday, after only 12 hours advance notice! Let... Read more

  • Week 4 Check-In

    8/27/2015 4:36:03 PM, by ERINWD

    I have been more tired this week (the second week of school) than I was last week, but I have managed to mostly stay on track. I started the 10K training program in my running app and have completed two days (3rd day tomorrow). It's been beautiful outside this week, so I've really enjoyed runn... Read more

  • party planning, son got sick and feeling stressed

    8/27/2015 2:18:26 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Been blogging less lately. Not much happening but thought I'd check in. Today is strength training class. I did a lot of tae bo this week and am kind of sore so not sure if that's gonna happen or not. My son started coughing a lot the other day and had a slight fever as well. The other night I almos... Read more

  • Thursday

    8/27/2015 12:05:40 PM, by COOP9002

    hope your Thursday is going well. Had a great run this morning. Already have one meeting done today, and then i have another one after lunch. the day ends with a wedding for a young couple whose family is affiliated with our church. it is supposed to be a brief and simple ceremony starting around 5.... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    8/27/2015 9:03:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and nice summer day here today. my daughter and i will be going to the local park in a while. it is something we both enjoy doing. i got to use one of my new exercise dvds the other day and i really like it. i will definitely use it again. i will try a different one later on today. all of th... Read more

  • Why Not Today?

    8/27/2015 8:37:32 AM, by SDSWTP

    Someday I will lose this extra weight. Someday I will write a book. Someday I will backpack trough Europe. Someday I will live on the beach. Someday I will work for myself. Someday I will run that marathon I’ve been eyeballing. Someday I will be able to hold a hand stand without falling down... Read more

  • New Journey ~Day 3

    8/27/2015 7:27:41 AM, by JOYFULSPIRIT920

    I'm making little tweaks throughout the day to my diet and exercise. I'm not doing anything drastic this first week. I'm making choices like, no cheese & low cal bread instead of a bun with my burger. Carrot sticks in place of fries. And I'm using my fitbit to make sure I'm moving and getting my 1... Read more

  • More on emotional eating & a game changing decision.

    8/26/2015 3:19:07 PM, by FITJEN48

    Yesterdays post was about making the decision to live my life in a way conducive to keeping this travelling vessel in healthy working order inside and out. I touched on emotions and how I have let them sit in the driver's seat of my life. I've rode passenger and allowed emotions to pilot the trip fo... Read more

  • Wednesday

    8/26/2015 11:00:56 AM, by COOP9002

    Getting ready for tonight. heading to Columbia to visit one of our members in a nursing home. enjoy your Wednesday. Blessings... Read more

  • You are blessed

    8/26/2015 8:44:46 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Did you wake up this morning, can you hear the birds signing, can you see the sun rise? There are so many things we find to keep us down but the truth is there is so much more to rejoice over. Today let's choose to look at the positive things around us and when soneone ask how you are doing tell the... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/26/2015 8:40:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    another cool summer day here today. the party for all of the kids who took part in the summer reading club is this daughter will definitely be there. she really enjoys reading and so do i. i keep in touch with her dad's side of the family as often as i can. they were a huge help when my... Read more

  • New Journey ~ Day 2

    8/25/2015 9:25:09 PM, by JOYFULSPIRIT920

    Successful day: 312 Done 550 Done ~ in range On my way!... Read more

  • Decisions. Courage. Time & Stuff

    8/25/2015 8:46:25 PM, by FITJEN48

    Last week, I sent my son off to college. That's a hard thing for most parents. Here's why it was hard for me. When I was pregnant with him, my then bf, now husband, had moved in with someone else. During my pregnancy, I felt so alone until I had a run in with God. Me and God formed a friendship that... Read more

  • The Sparkpeople Balanced Life Challenge

    8/25/2015 6:22:57 PM, by ZANDASMOM1

    So...I am forever trying to get back onto Spark in a consistent way. But lately its just been such a struggle!!! UGH!!! So here I am on the computer once again today looking at my spark page and I come across the tab that says challenges. I click on the one that says BALANCE!! Boy do I need tha... Read more

  • Day 14 Post Bariatric Surgery: update

    8/25/2015 5:43:38 PM, by ON2VICTORY

    Day 14 Post Bariatric Surgery: So far everything has really improved rapidly. It seems like every day is better and less discomfort. Tomorrow is the big day where I go in for my first check up and dietary appointment. I should be allowed to move to the next dietary stage where I can take in mor... Read more

  • Schools/Decisions/Gah!

    8/25/2015 2:32:58 PM, by SOCAL_LADYBUG

    Kiddo is going into middle school this year, and with a background in education I did my homework. I applied to send Kiddo to a charter school downtown that focuses on college prep and has some REALLY GOOD data to back up their charter. However, I didn't hear from them and when my Choice application... Read more

  • Quote for Today 8/25/2015

    8/25/2015 11:53:08 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    Photo from Blue Cure Night Run's post in Blue Cure Night Run - Houston ... Read more

  • Since my latest restart...

    8/25/2015 11:40:16 AM, by HORNED_GODDESS

    I'm down 5 lbs since my latest restart, and 3 weeks into the 5 week C25K program. My next challenge is taking out the 1 min. walk intervals (I've been doing 40 min. of 1 min walk, 4 min run) and running for 35 minutes straight. It sounds daunting, but I have discovered that the trick is to run... Read more

  • Tuesday Morning

    8/25/2015 11:18:35 AM, by COOP9002

    It's another beautiful day in mid-Mo. the meetings were well, "meetings" so i'm glad they are behind me. hope your Tuesday is going well.... Read more

  • Sometimes you don't want to.

    8/25/2015 9:58:50 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    There are times you just don't won't to do something's. Yesterday I had to work and then went to therapy for my knee. When I got home I just wanted to rest. Then the kitchen sink wouldn't shut off so I had to turn off the water and fix it. After it was fixed a water pipe broke so I had to go out and... Read more

  • The 6 week adventure with too many photos

    8/25/2015 5:31:55 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Whew! We have been back for 10 days and I'm only just getting around to updating spark! The husband and I had an amazing time on our holiday. As a refresher, we went on a 6 week trip to the USA, UK, France, and Singapore. It was an incredible adventure and we miss travelling already (even thoug... Read more

  • Week 3 Wrap-Up

    8/24/2015 5:11:05 PM, by ERINWD

    ALL GOALS ACCOMPLISHED! -Tracked each day -Did all 3 running workouts -Finished the Beginning Running program -Tracked ALL the food -Lived through the first week of school -Lost 2 lbs -Even lifted on Saturday I know not every week will be like this, but I'm going to ride this mome... Read more

  • another weekend done, getting through Monday.

    8/24/2015 1:46:20 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Happy Monday! Mondays can be difficult but I'm trying to view them positively. Make every day as if it were a Friday! I noticed I have the most confidence and happiness of Fridays. I want to spread that to every day. It's not easy, some days you just wake up tired lol. This morning for instance. I w... Read more

  • Monday

    8/24/2015 1:02:49 PM, by COOP9002

    it's a typical Monday here in mid-Mo. hope your day is going well. got a couple of meetings tonight, so i'm trying to get some things done around the office. Blessings... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/24/2015 12:46:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard back from a place where i applied for a job. so i promptly called them back. in the meantime, i am still looking for a job. i am keeping up with my online courses as well. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • New journey- Day 1

    8/24/2015 10:24:44 AM, by JOYFULSPIRIT920

    I'm tired of not fitting into the cute, smaller size clothes in my closet. I'm tired of feeling self-conscious about my appearance when I walk into a room. I'm tired of feeling disappointed when I step on the scale. And doggone it, I'm tired of being tired. So, today is the day I let go of all the... Read more

  • Alamo Beer Run!

    8/24/2015 9:34:42 AM, by SBEAR5

    Yesterday my friends & I participated in first race for the Beer Challenge Race Series for San Antonio. We decided to dress up as super hero's, I went as Super girl, and the other two went as Wonder Woman & Bat Girl. We had alot of fun even though it was NOT a flat course and it was pretty stinkin... Read more

  • Announcement!

    8/24/2015 9:19:13 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Well the time has finally come where I can make my announcement....I am super excited to let everybody know that I am pregnant!! Woo hoo! I am due March 4th 2016 so I am over 12 weeks currently. I haven't mentioned this previously because this pregnancy hasn't been an easy one. If you r... Read more

  • A real difference

    8/24/2015 8:40:24 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    I have last weight every week for 13 weeks now. It's been good to get on the scale and see 2-3 pound loses, but what really excited me was when I went to put on my suit for the first time since I started and the pants were so loose that even a belt wasn't going to work. Bad news is I don't have a su... Read more

  • Race Report: 2015 Metro 10 Mile (BUF v. ROC)

    8/23/2015 8:16:17 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Albion, NY is between Buffalo and Rochester, and the Albion Running Club came up wit the idea of putting on a race marketed as a competition between the Buffalo and Rochester running communities. The promo videos were entertaining, but the rivalry was not particularly heated. Runners don't do tras... Read more

  • Non scale victory! The dreaded clothes shopping!

    8/23/2015 4:05:01 PM, by LDYHAZ

    For years now I have really not liked clothes shopping. I have been putting it off. It has come to the time where really not much fits and I have given much of my wardrobe away. So I braved Walmart and went to buy a couple pairs of pants. The first pair I tried on was too BIG! Wow! When I started ... Read more

  • Excuses

    8/23/2015 3:08:51 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    my friends use to tell I should write a book on excuse because I was full of them. We all seem to be able to find an excuse for not doing something. The truth is excuses can work both ways. Just like excuses not to eat right or to exercise there are also excuses to do those things. I have decided I ... Read more

  • Revamping my life, weigh in

    8/23/2015 1:41:52 PM, by AIMLESS07

    I have made the decision that the funk I have been in the last couple of years is over. Surprisingly, I have realized that I have the power to end that funk. And that looking over my shoulder and dwelling on where I used to be has been detrimental to my progress and my life. So I have updated a curr... Read more

  • Mission Trips Report

    8/23/2015 1:29:35 PM, by COOP9002

    it was so encouraging to hear from some of those who went on our church's mission trips over the summer. it's always a blessing to see when we begin to figure out that the Father can use us. Blessings.... Read more

  • Could I have sleep apnea?

    8/23/2015 8:53:05 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Went to the lung doctor this past Wednesday. He thinks that I might have sleep apnea. With my short neck, weight, bloated legs, and some chest pains, I might have sleep apnea. Plus there are a few other symptoms like the headaches, shortness of breath, and being tired could be connected to sleep apn... Read more


    8/23/2015 8:21:54 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    This is the last week of our work biggest loser contest. I have to admit that I have been very grouchy. I think this is due to the extra pressure I have been putting on myself to win. My life has been enveloped by what I have eaten and how much exercise I have gotten. I am glad it is over. I would ... Read more

  • Grandkids and Running in TX

    8/22/2015 10:04:14 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Here we are our third full day in steamy Texas. Our first morning I was awake after a very fitful short night of sleep. 2nd in a row of little sleep. I had decided that I would run early so I would be ready when the rest of the family was awake. Little did I know that it would be so dark. Running u... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/22/2015 3:37:11 PM, by COOP9002

    had a good workout on the stationary bike this morning. now i'm trying to catch up on a couple of things before Sunday. hope your Saturday is going well.... Read more

  • Temptation happens

    8/22/2015 12:37:45 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Temptation is a part of every aspect of our life, even how we eat. But I have found a verse from Gods Word that applies in all areas of living. “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but... Read more

  • resisting the junk food and coming out of my comfort zone.

    8/22/2015 12:06:38 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Happy Saturday everyone! I'm about to head out to the gym and then later we're planning on a chuck e cheese play date. One word to describe my feelings: PIZZA. Chuck e cheese always smells like delicious pizza and drives me crazy. I can avoid pizza pretty easy but the smell always stirs up cravings ... Read more

  • Pre-race musings with a recovering ankle

    8/22/2015 7:19:44 AM, by MOBYCARP

    Today is the Metro 10 mile race, billed as Buffalo vs. Rochester. The race shirt has my name, bib number, and "Rochester" on the front: On Facebook, someone wrote about how nice the shirts looked and mentioned the back. In addition to the traditional sponsors' logos, the back has a mess... Read more

  • Hunger + Anger = Hangry

    8/22/2015 12:30:49 AM, by GAMER_GEEK

    Today was not my best day. I really under ate for the day. I had been without food for about 30 hours by time I got a little bit of food. I woke up late so I had to skip breakfast, I was super swamped at work so I skipped stopping for lunch. Most of my day today I had a bad headache, i felt slu... Read more

  • Week 3 Check-In. . .AGAIN

    8/21/2015 5:24:08 PM, by ERINWD

    Even though I typically blog twice a week, today I had an accomplishment that warranted a blog post. I finished my beginning running program! It was four weeks long and before I started, I hadn't run in months and months. Today's run was 15 minutes straight (which may not sound like much but is real... Read more

  • 8-21-15 Just Beyond Midday Review (4:20 PM)

    8/21/2015 4:23:29 PM, by SUNSPIRIT33462

    So far, I've logged each and every bite. Trying to drink the water but I still think that's absurd and a plot by the water bottling industry. However, with that being said, feeling good in my head about exerting the efforts.... Read more

  • Friday

    8/21/2015 2:27:09 PM, by COOP9002

    thanks for your prayers and concern for Olivia as she began her first day of school. as many of you know it's hard to determine the quality of a day from a 13 year old who doesn't want to be in school in the first place. she has only a couple of classes with any of her friends, so she is a lit... Read more

  • SERIOUSLY?? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Life is funny sometimes :D

    8/21/2015 1:41:27 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    lol, so it's Friday and you can tell I'm in a good mood today. I just love Fridays so much, they're the best day ever. but things took a comedic twist yesterday for me and I'm still laughing about it. At the same time, I'm a little upset/sad about it to the point where I want to smack my forehead ha... Read more

  • Shaking hands with my inner athlete

    8/21/2015 11:13:41 AM, by ON2VICTORY

    Last night was nothing but pure excitement. The only way I can describe it is something like a post surgery power surge. I had all of this energy and I wanted to run as hard as I could. Back when I was running, I called that having "the runners twitch". It's where everything is just plain right. You... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/21/2015 10:19:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! woo hoo! a much less humid one,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hi! not too much planned so far. i will take it. sometimes i just need a weekend like this. have a great weekend,everyone!... Read more

  • Who are you helping?

    8/21/2015 9:16:31 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    “He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:4‬ God brings comfort into our lives either through our relationship with Him or by others He uses... Read more

  • 8-20-15 recap

    8/20/2015 10:30:58 PM, by SUNSPIRIT33462

    I finally have a full day's food recorded. And I ate soundly today. I stood firm about eating at home tonight and eating appropriately. Just for today, I have kept my HP and my purpose at the forefront of my choices and actions. I am so grateful for all the years I have aimed for this.... Read more

  • Post bariatric recovery tips...

    8/20/2015 2:13:17 PM, by ON2VICTORY

    Post bariatric recovery tips... Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the PM's and encouragement you sent on my personal FB and here. You folks are awesome! My recovery has been improving by leaps and bounds where everyday I am getting stronger and feeling like my old self again. Feeling... Read more

  • sore with self esteem issues, how do I conquer it?

    8/20/2015 2:05:57 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    still foggy outside but it leaves around 9:00 am and then it's blue skies with a higher temperature around 85-90. Not too bad compared to last week over 100! Just checking in. The st class was HARD on Tuesday! omg. I had went to the gym on Saturday (remember I was watching I love lucy? LOL) Wel... Read more

  • Correction

    8/20/2015 1:08:04 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    “My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.” ‭‭Proverbs
    ‭3:11-12‬ ‭ Correction is given, first because of love, second it is for our protection, and f... Read more