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  • getting ready to start my day

    5/22/2015 9:07:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to a slow and steady start this morning. my daughter had a great time playing soccer last night and so did i. she really likes to play soccer and i enjoy watching her play. all of the birds say hi. friday is finally here. i had a really short work week this week. if i had my way,i'd work a f... Read more

  • Injury!!

    5/22/2015 8:08:37 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    Well, I don't know how I did it, but I injured my back. It not a new injury but the remnants of an accident that occurred years ago. I'm usually very careful, using proper lifting techniques and wearing a back support when necessary, nevertheless, I'm down for the count. It's been a few years si... Read more

  • Staying on track with emotional pain in tow.

    5/21/2015 9:48:48 PM, by FITJEN48

    I really don't want to get mega personal on here, so I'll keep it kind of vague. This week I experienced some pretty tough, raw and emotional moments. Those were quickly followed by emotional numbness. My friends would tell you I avoid strong emotion and try really hard to stay rational in those tou... Read more

  • Taper Thursday

    5/21/2015 9:25:32 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Taper week is more than half done, and I'm surviving it. Today's schedule called for an easy 4 miles. Tuesday I ran my easy 4 at noon. Today, it was overcast but dry at noon. It's spring in Rochester, and it's not raining. Must be time to mow the lawn. So I got the lawn mowed on my lun... Read more

  • 8 days til Beau's graduation

    5/21/2015 2:06:08 PM, by BEAR1991

    8 days!! Getting so close now. Next Thursday and Friday will be busy getting everything ready. Then Sat. we will have a few grad. parties to go to. That means I am at 42 days in a row on my spark streak. Amazing! I CAN do it. I CAN be consistent. I CAN get a piece of gum when I feel that old familia... Read more

  • a sunny,windy day

    5/21/2015 1:29:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    i ended up taking the day off work yesterday. i was just too wiped out and i knew i would not be able to focus that well. i will try tomorrow and take it from there. today,my daughter starts soccer. she is sooooooo excited and wants to go early after she has her supper. i am excited,too! i finally w... Read more

  • Sunny Thursday

    5/21/2015 10:29:31 AM, by COOP9002

    Sun is shining today. I was able to get outside for a rather brisk run this morning. However, I am so thankful to be able to get outside for exercise. Hope your Thursday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • Another Quote for sports

    5/21/2015 7:17:09 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    "I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." Michael Jordan... Read more

  • Starting week 8 of the Detox - Finally the scale has moved again

    5/21/2015 2:34:41 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    On Monday I found myself in problem with the Olive Oil intake which was part of the Blood Cleanse. It was too much for my damaged pancreas & fatty liver. So I ended up with water retention, bloating & running tummy. I went immediately on a full fruit day and am currently cooking my veggies wit... Read more

  • 10 days til Beau's graduation

    5/20/2015 2:54:26 PM, by BEAR1991

    Last night was class night and I was worried before we went but ended up pleasantly surprised. Beau got 3 scholarships: The Masters, the Aden and the Janssen. He got a total of $1450! I was bummed that he didn't get the Clinton scholarship as that is $4000 and the Lucille Rafferty one would have bee... Read more

  • Super sore! OW! and addicted to races.. :-o

    5/20/2015 1:44:50 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Wow. My body is hurting today!! I went back to my strength training class for the 1st time since my half marathon. At first I had a HUGE amount of energy. The instructor had new music and it really energized me. It was also super crowded for some reason. I think everyone is trying to get... Read more

  • the happy list

    5/20/2015 12:56:25 PM, by JAHAR929

    For some reason, I am really inspired by writing lists lately. Maybe it is my drive to live and organized life? Maybe it is an opportunity to have directive writing? who knows, but I'm finding it really enjoyable and satisfying lately. So, here goes!! What makes me happy: -warm towels... Read more

  • Wednesday

    5/20/2015 11:28:50 AM, by COOP9002

    It's a rainy and gloomy day in mid-Mo. However, the Father is still on His throne. Blessings... Read more

  • June Year Resolutions

    5/20/2015 11:17:36 AM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    Okay, so It's NOT New Year's Eve, persay, but as of June 1st we will be at the half way point folks. Half way. I've accomplished nothing. and I do mean nothing. and truth be told it's just pure, simple, shame on me excuses. Meanwhile I'm watching my friend kick A$$ and I don't... Read more

  • a cool sunny day

    5/20/2015 10:34:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's a cool day here today. found out the other day at work that i need to take a different approach to how i am entering information. what i was doing is not working as well as i thought. so i am trying some suggestions from the boss to see if that helps. if they do not help and after my eye checku... Read more

  • Spring Beauty!

    5/20/2015 9:37:43 AM, by LDYHAZ

    three blooms one stem!... Read more

  • All right Mister!

    5/20/2015 8:34:12 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    "All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means... you're willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else." ~ Vincent Lombardi... Read more

  • Tuesday Easy 4 and Taper Musings

    5/19/2015 9:10:17 PM, by MOBYCARP

    It's Tuesday, the day for my first of three easy 4 mile runs in taper week. Sunday, I thought that along about today the taper would be getting to me. Perhaps it is, but not in a huge, obvious way. It was about 70° when I went out to run at noon. Yes, at noon. Tuesday is a work at home day... Read more

  • my bucket list

    5/19/2015 6:59:49 PM, by JAHAR929

    Tuesday and it's almost 5 o'clock. Almost time to go home. Lately, I have been sharing a lot about what is on my bucket list and I thought I might as well write them down so I don't forget them! So, here goes: 1. Climb a 14'er 2. Go whale watching in Alaska 3. Visit Hawaii and eat poi ... Read more

  • Day 90 of the 'Q' - Awed and just a little proud...

    5/19/2015 6:48:22 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    I can say there are things I've done that I'm proud of. Three college degrees, career I love, two beautiful boys, and a good marriage. But today I am proud for finally taking care of myself. Whenever I'd 'dieted' before, I was always crippled by how much time or effort it took from my job, or f... Read more

  • Snow in may??!!!###

    5/19/2015 6:45:01 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Once again I was rushing around attempting to cover my plants. 34 degrees and the snow is falling. I am so glad that I did my run/walk yesterday. The ground is going to be so wet for a few days now. This is the perfect day to stay inside. Watch some Hallmark channel and spend time with t... Read more

  • 11 days til Beau's graduation - class night tonight

    5/19/2015 3:09:20 PM, by BEAR1991

    Got a busy night ahead! Going home to run 4 miles plus 10 100 meter repeats around the parking lot. Then when I come home, going to get the pool filter going and throw in some algaecide. Get supper going then take a shower. Eat, clean up, get lunch ready for tomorrow and then pick out clothes for to... Read more

  • getting away from trigger foods

    5/19/2015 1:54:39 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Today is going well. My eating is under control again. The first 2 days are always hard. I'm still having cravings for high sugar greasy foods. Yesterday I focused on fruits and veggies and already feel the difference. The picture sums it up lol. Was difficult at first but then felt the r... Read more

  • Makes me go hmmm.

    5/19/2015 10:55:32 AM, by COOP9002

    I do not know why this text surprise me so much. When I think of my love for my daughters, I realize just how relevant this is to me. Since you are precious in My sight, since you are honored and I love you, I will give other men in your place and other peoples in exchange for your life. - Isa... Read more

  • After a really bad day....

    5/19/2015 10:51:41 AM, by JAHAR929

    There are some seriously special people in this world and in my life. Yesterday, I had a really rough day at work. The kind of day that not only rocks your professional world, but also hurts your heart. Words that are said and you hear them third party. Confront the situation and NO ONE is wil... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    5/19/2015 10:37:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great time in niagara falls the other day. i may go there again next weekend. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i will be heading to work later this afternoon. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • For Real?

    5/19/2015 10:29:18 AM, by WINACHST

    This morning on facebook, I saw a post on my daughter's newsfeed from an anti-Monsanto page. On it, this friend of hers posted, "I saw this and thought of you because you are the most food conscious person I know." Well, I know my daughter and she is far from being "food conscious". She is very voc... Read more

  • Color Run

    5/19/2015 9:36:41 AM, by SBEAR5

    This year a group of us are doing a race a month. Generally it's a 5K, but it's a good mix, and I think we'll be doing a half at the end of the year. For May, we decided to do the color run. *sigh* This was not a race and not really even a run. LOL BUT... we hadn't done one before, so now ... Read more

  • Day 16/56: Great Long Weekend!

    5/19/2015 9:30:23 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    I had a very nice long weekend. The hubby and I managed to get the garage all cleaned out, and a lot of yard work done. My son was super happy to be playing outside all weekend while we worked. And we took breaks to play with him of course! I taught him how to play hop-scotch. He just liked jumpi... Read more

  • Another Quote for the Day

    5/19/2015 6:00:38 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." ~ Maya Angelou... Read more

  • Time to be happy

    5/19/2015 12:48:18 AM, by KATIEASP

    it's time!... Read more

  • fitness trackers

    5/18/2015 8:13:55 PM, by JAHAR929

    So, I lost my spark tracker yesterday on a long bike ride in Denver. I'm pretty sad about it but it is what it is. I know I am not the only one who this has happened to! Just after two years of wearing it everyday, I dont have it and I feel NEEEKKKKEEEDDDD!!!!!!! Anyways, that means I'm in the ... Read more

  • No fail meal before workouts

    5/18/2015 4:22:25 PM, by BINAMOMMY

    Many times in the morning, I'll make a protein shake with peanutbutter and coffee as a wakeup pick me up to get my workout off to a good start. It does not sit heavy on my stomach, but takes the edge off any hungry feelings I might have. I also use it as a post workout snack with piece of fruit.... Read more

  • 12 days til Beau's graduation

    5/18/2015 2:07:08 PM, by BEAR1991

    This past weekend was the hardest one I've had for awhile. Saturday night, Ricky, Eli and I late leftover Papa Del's pizza. That part was okay, I had figured it into my calories early, so I knew I couldn't snack much through the day. Beau ended up getting DQ and asked if I wanted the rest of it. I r... Read more

  • new goals and I'm inspiring people????

    5/18/2015 1:46:36 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So feeling in control again. I ended up doing a lot of reading about food and eating disorders. The weekend went well. I give it a C as it could have been better. I avoided chocolate and sugar so happy for that but I ended up going after the peanut butter and cereal more than I wanted. Today I ... Read more

  • Monday

    5/18/2015 12:17:49 PM, by COOP9002

    My wife and I are grateful to all of you who wished us well on our anniversary. Now it's time to get focused on another week. Hope your Monday is going well.... Read more

  • Baby Steps

    5/18/2015 12:02:31 PM, by MAPFARMS

    I ran-walked my second mile outside today. (I have been using the treadmill and that is always slower for me) It was a struggle but I ran more then I could last Thursday and I shaved 40 seconds off my mile!!! I have a long way to go just to get back to where I was a few months ago, but I h... Read more

  • Big House Project, Kids Flying the Coop and Disney - #20

    5/18/2015 10:24:38 AM, by FLGIRL1234

    Here it # 20 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

  • 3 and 1/2 bagels...

    5/18/2015 10:18:30 AM, by SNOOKUMS19

    Not the way to start the day. Ugh. That seems to be my word about myself lately. I'm going to reign it back the rest of the day. I'm fighting a migraine today. Ugh. So much stress and sadness in my life lately. It won't be getting better any time soon so I need to buckle up and take care of m... Read more

  • Lost my Spark...

    5/18/2015 8:43:56 AM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    These last few weeks (months, really). I have been in such a funk. I just cant seem to find my motivation or get going again. Every Monday, I set the mentality that I am going to get back on the wagon, eat right, track all my food, exercise... and it never lasts past Monday night. FUNK FUNK ... Read more

  • Here again

    5/18/2015 8:28:49 AM, by CHR15RAS

    How did I get here, again?? After losing 50 lbs in 2013 and running a half marathon, I find myself up by 30 lbs and struggling, again. How I got here is by carelessness, of course. Gradually letting myself have a little more, care a little less, loosening the strict guidelines under which I lost ... Read more

  • Quote for the day

    5/18/2015 6:21:07 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    “Nothing in life comes easy and without a price. The trick is learning to never give up.” Michael Alexander Beas... Read more

  • Race Report: 2015 Lilac 10K

    5/17/2015 7:40:33 PM, by MOBYCARP

    The formal name of the race is the Highland Hospital Lilac 10K. It was held at 9:15 AM on the last day of the 10 day Lilac Festival at Highlands Park, Rochester, NY. The Lilac Festival is a big deal locally. I've lived in the area since 1991, and had never gone to a Lilac Festival. It has al... Read more

  • 29 Years and Counting

    5/17/2015 1:41:58 PM, by COOP9002

    thanks for all the well-wishes as we celebrate our 29th anniversary today. We actually went out last night knowing that doing so would be virtually impossible on a Sunday. Enjoy your day.... Read more

  • it's sunday

    5/17/2015 12:13:52 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off shortly to niagara falls, on the canadian side. with my family and friends. all the birds say hi and so does my daughter. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Positive Self WALK

    5/17/2015 12:12:43 PM, by FITJEN48

    My mind goes a lot fast than I do on my walks. Today was no exception. I found my mind chattering a lot today and about 30 minutes in, I started to pay attention and direct it better. Here's how it all went down. I started walking and it looked like it was going to storm so I started thinking a... Read more

  • Positive Self WALK

    5/17/2015 12:12:43 PM, by FITJEN48

    My mind goes a lot fast than I do on my walks. Today was no exception. I found my mind chattering a lot today and about 30 minutes in, I started to pay attention and direct it better. Here's how it all went down. I started walking and it looked like it was going to storm so I started thinking a... Read more

  • Saturday

    5/16/2015 10:16:55 PM, by COOP9002

    My wife and I were able to go out tonight just to the two of us and celebrate our anniversary. 29 years this woman has put up with me. There has to be a medal or major award for an accomplishment like that. Blessings... Read more

  • Taper Mind Games

    5/16/2015 5:24:08 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Taper: Physically easy, mentally challenging. Today I wanted to run 10 miles. Voices of experience talked me into limiting it to 6 miles. My co-pace leader Jim was there today, which helped. He has a lot more running and pacing experience than I do. I kind of turned off my monitoring of pa... Read more

  • Courage

    5/16/2015 2:57:16 PM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    "Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently." Maya Angelou... Read more

  • Day 87 of the 'Q' - Working out can be (a good kind of) smelly...

    5/16/2015 11:49:02 AM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    The Things are gone for 2 whole days. DH and I have no plans other than to lie in bed and watch our Netflix cue. So, I got my run out of the way nice and early this morning. I need a lot more practice running outdoors, since I'm a chicken when it comes to picking speeds greater than 4 on my tre... Read more

  • On vacation to Ohio

    5/15/2015 10:31:06 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    My dad and I got in about 5 hours go to my brother's house in Ohio. Got to meet the two male cats that him and his wife have. Loki and Bailey. Sweet cats. Sofie (their other cat) is still not coming up to us yet. She came up to me a couple of hours ago and sniffed my leg but that's it. Probably by t... Read more

  • An Anniversary of Sorts

    5/15/2015 9:02:46 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Today is Friday, May 15. There's a lot of stuff going on with my running hobby. I picked up my packet for Sunday's Lilac 10K. I'm almost halfway through the taper toward the Buffalo Marathon. This is an odd taper, distorted by the existence of a 10K that I registered for before I knew I'... Read more

  • Pitch yourself well.

    5/15/2015 7:04:19 PM, by FITJEN48

    So, I already blogged about my "why" I'm losing weight, but I wanted to go into a little more depth on that subject today. I've actually sat down and asked myself why I wanted to lose weight in the past and the reasons were simple. Get healthy. Wear cute clothes. Have more energy. Look good. Fe... Read more

  • Confessing the WEIGHT GAIN and moving forward

    5/15/2015 2:33:17 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    No one wants to report a weight gain. I sure don't. I'd like to just pretend it didn't happen and say I'm still maintaining strong. The fact is, that's not true. In the past 2 weeks I gained 5 lbs. I went from 114 to 119. Now to be fair, there was a lot of tom bloat and it has c... Read more

  • 2 weeks until Beau's graduation

    5/15/2015 1:35:37 PM, by BEAR1991

    I am still going strong on my streak of eating with in my adjusted calorie range. This makes day 36! Tonight I will have some super yummy Papa Del's pizza. I am going to get in a run (usually don't run on Friday) but since I didn't run Monday, I need to get in another run anyway. Plus this will help... Read more

  • A letter to my future husband

    5/15/2015 1:20:56 PM, by JAHAR929

    Moment of reflection. I was asked last night if I ever saw myself getting married again since my divorce 5 years ago. Of course I can! I mean, there was a moment where I didn't ever want to get married again because it was not a positive experience for me, but in all reality, it was more of a ... Read more

  • Busy, Busy and Eatingwell's Peanut Noodles with Shredded Chicken & Vegetables

    5/15/2015 1:03:57 PM, by JAMIRBLAZE

    Happy Friday! Things are going well, scale is going in the right direction, etc. Just got some days to get through where I need to keep on track. Tomorrow, I'm heading down to Disney, meeting my bestie, and going into town for the Beauty & the Beast musical (my favorite Disney movie - ever). ... Read more

  • Friday

    5/15/2015 12:23:51 PM, by COOP9002

    thanks for your prayers. our family is doing well, and trying to figure out what the Father is trying to accomplish in our lives. Enjoying a beautiful day and Olivia's final day of school. She's bringing a friend over for the afternoon and then we will go to her favorite restaurant to celebrate her ... Read more

  • One Step Forward, Two Steps Back...... Running Program

    5/15/2015 11:04:26 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Some days it just feels that way. Going along and making wonderful progress. Then pushing too hard and having to back off. That is what has been happening with me. My mind is all set on the goal at the end of May. Another 5 K and I have told myself that I AM going to run the whole way. So ... Read more

  • Coffee

    5/15/2015 9:06:55 AM, by KATIEASP good at 4:30am... Read more

  • it's friday

    5/15/2015 8:51:32 AM, by MOMMY445

    a cloudy and not extra warm day here today. i am still taking it easy on the days when i have to work,more than i was doing. i am trying a few suggestions from my good friend and family to see if i can get back the energy,focus i need to do well in every area of my life. sometimes it feels like ther... Read more

  • Race Day Tomorrow

    5/15/2015 8:15:52 AM, by WINACHST

    Tomorrow my granddaughter and I will be running a 5k. She is going to have some special people watch her run; that means she is going to leave me in her dust. She is a crowd runner and loves to show people how fast she can run. However, when we do our training exercise, she whines about how tired sh... Read more

  • Focus drill

    5/15/2015 7:49:36 AM, by PAPAMIKIE

    Today in my running I brought in a drill from bagua. This is first practiced as a meditation. You focus on breathing and count backward from some number. I am currently counting back from 500. You visualize the number as you name it. As you progress you can then bring the counting focus into simple ... Read more

  • Quote for the day

    5/15/2015 7:03:41 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    "God ask no man whether he will accept. That is not a choice. You must take it. The only question is how." Henry Ward Beecher... Read more

  • Week 7 - blood cleanse week 2

    5/15/2015 5:11:33 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    The Nutritionist was very supportive, she also thinks the slight weight gain is due to the hormones. Was expecting TOM this week. Not come so far, but am cranky today. Now in week 2 of the blood cleanse I continue as before, only Breakfast has changed. Hmm still getting used to eating the Coria... Read more

  • Im off the market!!!

    5/14/2015 11:24:29 PM, by JAHAR929

    I need to share a huge secret I've been keeping. I have a boyfriend!!!!!! I have to share with you all about my new romance. So, I'm beaming. I'm happy and energized. I feel like I am on top of the world. My boyfriend is something else. He makes me feel so sexy and so attractive. Like, I... Read more

  • Today's Run & Early Taper Musings

    5/14/2015 9:51:18 PM, by MOBYCARP

    The plan today was to limit my running to about 5 miles. Got past the work day, and didn't feel like running near home. So I went to the Thursday Pub Run in the city. I don't particularly like that venue, and the custom of having a beer after running doesn't fit my lifestyle, but I like the runni... Read more

  • Day 85 of the 'Q' - Curse of the Keys...

    5/14/2015 6:25:03 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    There is something about me and keys. It really isn't helpful that they are all conveniently located on one loop, every piece of your life in one...droppable, packable, slip-between-the-cushions-able package. The first key 'drama' occured when I was recruiting teachers for my county back in NY.... Read more

  • When your schedule goes ham. As the kids say.

    5/14/2015 5:42:20 PM, by FITJEN48

    The road to somewhere is paved with good intentions. I had it all planned out. I was going to get up and workout. I was going to head to my mom for the rest of the plants for my pond. Then, off to get a cardi for the dress I am wearing to bid my baby farewell at his High School graduation. Um yeah. ... Read more

  • My no fail meal

    5/14/2015 4:18:26 PM, by BINAMOMMY

    Many times when I'm in between workouts, I'll make myself a smoothie using protein powder, peanut butter, and dilute coffee. It fills me up and gives me a slight jolt of caffeine to help with energy slumps.... Read more

  • 15 days til Beau's graduation

    5/14/2015 3:24:24 PM, by BEAR1991

    Dentist appt after school today at 3:45. Then I'm going to run to Mcdonald's to get a southwest salad. Yummy! Not sure I will feel like working out when I get home, but my crossfit workout is actually pretty easy, so I should do it. Then I can ride the exercise bike for at least a bit of cardio too.... Read more

  • Some race photos

    5/14/2015 2:00:55 PM, by JAHAR929

    Hi all-- Wanted to share a few pix from the really crazy muddy half I did a few weeks ago!! enjoy! peace and love!!! Jackie... Read more

  • The terribly cold, no fun, not so exciting race

    5/14/2015 1:59:42 PM, by JAHAR929

    Happy Thursday everyone! I want to share a fun story about my recent run this past Saturday. Now, those of you who live in Colorado will all say that the weather out here is HIGHLY unpredictable. I saw that first-hand on Saturday. I was slated to run the Arvada Park-to-Park inaugura... Read more

  • 10 Minute Challenge Again

    5/14/2015 11:36:37 AM, by MAPFARMS

    I joined the 10 minute challenge team again today. I first joined in February 2014 and it really helped me to get moving, walking mostly, I couldn't run at that time. After a few setbacks the last 3 months I plan to use the challenge to get running again. I ran my first 10k race in February and hav... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/14/2015 11:02:40 AM, by COOP9002

    it's Thursday, and our daughter has her picnic at school. unfortunately it's wet and rainy outside, so they will have to go to our community rec center rather than getting to be outdoors. we've got a few things on our minds right now and would appreciate your prayers. Sorry i can't tell you mo... Read more

  • a bright sunny day

    5/14/2015 9:49:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    a much needed day off for me today. i am just getting my day going. my daughter is really looking forward to going to soccer next week. what she does not know is that mommy will be at the game next week. the first night is practice. the second one, on the thursday night, is the actual game. this tim... Read more

  • Day 11/56: Feeling Great and Ready for a LONG Weekend

    5/14/2015 9:12:16 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    So after yesterday's blog my day was jam packed full of meetings right up until the end of the day. I mean I literally was simply moving from one meeting room to the next...all day. But when I got home my hubby had decided to tell his boss he needed to get off work early. So he was home in time to ... Read more

  • Flood! Lots of pictures

    5/14/2015 12:32:48 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I want to start this by saying that I am FINE! I am safe and my husband is safe. All kitties are accounted for and the bunnies are enjoying the view of their new pool from the second story of their bunny house. This morning I called in sick to work. My voice was croaky, my head hurt, and I did... Read more

  • The Big Why...a way to fill your battery.

    5/13/2015 9:23:55 PM, by FITJEN48

    So, I just thought I would share a little secret. I've been doing my little sticker chart of daily habits since about October of last year. One daily habit I have developed is to write my goals down every day (more on that in a minute). Another one is to watch/read something motivational everyday. ... Read more

  • Disordered Days

    5/13/2015 7:56:00 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Started with Tuesday. Up at 5am for Yoga at 6am. Came home all ready for my long walk day. Made it to neighbors (where I pick up Farm fresh eggs) 1.5 miles. I was fighting the wind the whole way 26MPH with Gusts up to 34MPH. When I arrived I actually asked for a ride home. I was disappointed. ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    5/13/2015 4:04:25 PM, by COOP9002

    thanks to each of you who offered prayers for Jason. He is recovering well, but he has a long road ahead of him. i was back at the hospital this morning to visit with one of our members who had both her knees replaced and she is doing quite well. One of our gentleman has been in the hospital f... Read more

  • Recovery and regaining control of eating

    5/13/2015 1:55:04 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Just checking in. Been in recovery this week. I knew I'd be tired and sore after the race but didn't think it would take THIS long! Of course, after the run I walked another 10 miles throughout the day on top of it...which was pretty crazy of me now that I think about it. Thanks for all the comments... Read more

  • Recovery and regaining control of eating

    5/13/2015 1:55:01 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Just checking in. Been in recovery this week. I knew I'd be tired and sore after the race but didn't think it would take THIS long! Of course, after the run I walked another 10 miles throughout the day on top of it...which was pretty crazy of me now that I think about it. Thanks for all the comments... Read more

  • Day 84 of the 'Q' - Tap, tap, tap...

    5/13/2015 12:04:19 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    Had my yearly woman's appt. yesterday, after putting it off for nearly two years. Bad me. My particular doctor has delivered like 90% of the population of our county. Mostly because he sneaks in during the last hour of a 15 hour labor like my first son. He even remembered their names, and he still r... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    5/13/2015 10:32:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    another busy day coming up at work for me today. i am going in even earlier than i did yesterday. i will really enjoy my off day tomorrow. i am definitely going to need it. all the birds say hi. my daughter sends hugs. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 10/56: Is Feeling the Stress Today

    5/13/2015 9:19:26 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    I have been really struggling this week to not give into pressures and stress. Makes me feel off. Been feeling off all week. I have been trying to simply not think about certain stresses or distrat myself with tasks but this week I am having a hard time doing that. The main stress is work. Wi... Read more

  • ugh

    5/13/2015 8:30:16 AM, by SNOOKUMS19

    Such a bad place. Really. Lots of stress over here. So I've gained 18 pounds back of the 30 I lost...Since December...:-( This morning I woke up and ate 2 huge 2 cookies. For breakfast!!!! I need perspective and accountability. I'm back.... Read more

  • School's Out For Summer!

    5/13/2015 12:31:01 AM, by KATIEASP

    Done with first semester of grad school!!! :) YAY me! :)... Read more

  • Every great dream

    5/12/2015 9:13:05 PM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." — Harriet Tubman ... Read more

  • BLC challenge. Spicy Sparkologist

    5/12/2015 8:59:14 PM, by FITJEN48

    This is the dawn of something brand new for me. Joining a group challenge. That, it has been. I have so needed a team. In fact, at the beginning of this year, that was one of my goals. for each area of my life that I was working on, I wanted to surround myself with people who were on the same path. ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/12/2015 3:01:50 PM, by COOP9002

    went to Columbia this morning to visit one of our members who was having rotator cuff surgery this morning. he is doing well, but he will be unable to lift anything with his right arm for about 4 months. Fortunately for him he is a younger man than me and his job does not usually require him to do a... Read more

  • Weight loss kick-off starts tonight

    5/12/2015 2:37:26 PM, by CHELLES321

    I'm so excited! 334 334 334 I'm so ready for this competition! 9 9 9 Weight loss competiton is for 60 days. My plan is to meal prep and clean eating, drinking lots of water, catching some Z's, and working out! 491 53 492 194 194 194 102 315 3... Read more

  • 17 days til Beau's graduation

    5/12/2015 2:32:14 PM, by BEAR1991

    And only 15 days of school left for me. I soooo can't wait for summer break! Ready to sleep til 7:30 everyday, clean my house really well, run and workout and lay out in my pool! Plus I can get my vacation planned down to the detail! 33 days in a row of my spark streak of eating within my adjus... Read more

  • HM Race Report: Biggest Loser Run/Walk Series Crown Point

    5/12/2015 12:52:57 PM, by MBTEPP

    First, the FIRSTS! This is my first HM for the season, my first nationally sponsored event, my first Biggest Loser Event! I finally have the coveted BL Medal earned on May 3rd, 2015. Next, the STATS! Hills and Heat. Finished 13 out of 25 in AG, chip time 2:41.39. I gave it ev... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    5/12/2015 10:24:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    at work, there were two less people available in our department yesterday. ended up working until 1am last night. feeling tired this morning, so i will take it easy until i head to work later. i may treat myself to something before i head to work today. my daughter enjoys going to school. she starts... Read more

  • Lumberjill?

    5/12/2015 9:36:05 AM, by JAMIRBLAZE

    Frustration (with myself, the process, the scale), but pushing forward. Just as we were meeting, the guy bought a house with some issues - charm, an interesting neighborhood, but issues. One of which being the heavily wooded property - not just with any trees, but with some of the most scraggl... Read more

  • Day 9/56: Motivated to Stick With It

    5/12/2015 9:25:19 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night I was super happy with my body during my yoga class. My flexibilty has come such a long way since January. I am glad I made the decision to incorporate yoga into my weekly workouts. I am able to hold poses much longer than before and perform the majority of the advance options in my cl... Read more

  • Girls on the Go 5k...

    5/11/2015 9:58:54 PM, by LIFEFOUNDONARUN

    This past weekend was the Girls on the Go 5k fun run. This is the 3rd year in a row that I've participated in this one. It's ran at Mission Bay in San Diego, which just happens to be one of my favorite places to run. It was also Mother's Day themed so my daughter ran along with me. It was the fi... Read more

  • Day 82 of the 'Q' - It Looked Innocent...

    5/11/2015 9:12:37 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    Good news first: I completed my first virtual 5K on Saturday, the Super Mom 5K from I was totally unprepared for 85 degree weather a mile and half in but I finished it. The last two days have been a test in walking away from craving. It's like some switch was thrown in my b... Read more