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  • Yesterday at Eldoret Club

    6/26/2016 12:11:16 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    I love the quaint accommodation at the club.... Read more

  • Generating

    6/25/2016 5:41:05 PM, by TRUEDJ9

    This morning went wrong. ... over and over and over and over again.... dispite that I went to the gym. .. I generated myself through a REALLY ROUGH day. Life is what you make it.... Read more

  • My planks

    6/25/2016 3:11:43 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I got up to 30 seconds for a while. My last plank last night was 35 seconds. This morning I went for 50 seconds. That was the only one so far today. I will do more later on today when we get home. I might go even further than that. We will see. So that tells me my core strength is getting bett... Read more

  • Saturday

    6/25/2016 2:42:54 PM, by COOP9002

    we had to buy a new washer last night. now the fun comes with getting the old hoses off the tap in the wall. we've also been hearing some water running back in the wall, so it looks like it's time to call our landlord. oh well, what else are you supposed to do on a Saturday?... Read more

  • Saturday

    6/25/2016 11:34:51 AM, by RO2BENT

    Long RV drive to Chicago for Buffett concert ... Read more

  • 4th of July Races In Greater Cincinnati

    6/25/2016 11:08:53 AM, by TOJOHO2005

    Stumbled cross a list of 4th July of Races in Greater Cincinnati on a local running blog. Check it out.
    races-in-greater.html... Read more

  • Non-Scale Measurements

    6/25/2016 9:22:19 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    I'm stuck. In my first 60 days or so back on SP I lost 16-18 pounds (depending on the day!), but then my weight loss stalled and I haven't been able to lose anything since then. This is the same place I got stuck last year and no matter what I tried, or how hard I tried, I could not break through th... Read more

  • Time and Money

    6/24/2016 9:33:16 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Today's blog is a departure from the usual Spark People fare of diet, exercise, and promotion of health and fitness. It touches some of those areas, but mostly it's about time and money. Don't worry, I won't ask for donations. Most of us trade significant chunks of time for money to suppo... Read more

  • Personal Training

    6/24/2016 4:56:45 PM, by WILLBEA10

    UPDATE: In April I started going to a new PT. I am SO happy I made this choice. I thought I could do it on my own, but I realized the hard way that I need a program to follow, and I need accountability. It is a female trainer this time, and she is fabulous. I didn't go back to my previous trainer... Read more

  • Friday

    6/24/2016 4:55:02 PM, by COOP9002

    i did another funeral today for a relative of one of our members. he was a veteran who had some emotional struggles and scars from war and spent 25 years in the Veteran's home as a result. being a part of a military funeral is always impressive.... Read more

  • Five 20+-MIle Bike Rides this Week

    6/24/2016 2:56:35 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    My wife has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and therefore most years we take a 300-mile, 5-day bike ride called The Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM) to raise money for MS research. This year we're riding from July 20-24, starting in Saint Joseph and then traveling to Sauk Center, Fergus Falls, Wadena, Little F... Read more

  • What have we learned Amanda? lol Friday weigh day

    6/24/2016 2:02:20 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Yea overeating many times do I have to relearn this?? This morning I woke up hungry (as usual) and after a laid back walk I felt even more hungry. I should have grabbed a water bottle. The walk probably caused me to be thirsty so I felt hungrier then I actually was. Ended up eating not ... Read more

  • My Amazing Body

    6/24/2016 11:03:49 AM, by SUSE17

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  • it's friday

    6/24/2016 10:07:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard about another upcoming job that will go for a few months. i am still waiting to hear back on the two others i applied to. the day school part of my schedule finishes today. then i will just have math and english at night school. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a g... Read more

  • On a date

    6/24/2016 9:27:37 AM, by TRUEDJ9

    On a date with myself at the gym! How could I not show up for something like that!... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    6/24/2016 6:24:40 AM, by RO2BENT

    Got most of the stuff packed up last night for the weekend road trip to Chicago to go see Jimmy Buffett. Going to be an easy day at work today and all next week because the plant is shut down... Read more

  • Crazy day!

    6/23/2016 10:38:08 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Only an hour and a half or two hours without work, it was so fast and busy! This afternoon was chair Tai Chi and this Leslie workout tonight so I'm perky! Name this workout and miles, then get off your behinds and get moving! Share your workouts for support!... Read more

  • Margaret Walters

    6/23/2016 5:39:49 PM, by COOP9002

    i drove to Sedalia this morning, and then officiated a funeral for Margaret Walters. She is my brother-in-law's mother, and was a precious woman. when i was youth minister at their church, she always enjoyed opening her home to the students. her husband has been dealing with some dementia the p... Read more

  • 2nd of many!

    6/23/2016 2:04:28 PM, by AMAZONIAN2

    Yesterday ended well and today has started great! There was a spark people article about changing habits that resonated with me. Onward towards a more healthy me!!!!... Read more

  • Reminders that we can achieve amazing things! Throwback Thursday

    6/23/2016 1:54:44 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Saw 2 really inspiring videos on facebook this morning. Both shocked me and inspired me at the same time. Sometimes little reminders like this pep me up to do something...I don't know crazy! Something I never thought I could achieve. It's been a rough month. June started off badly with some financia... Read more

  • Unconventional Before & After (+ data points)!

    6/23/2016 1:27:50 PM, by CELLOTHERE00

    Data has always intrigued me as have the before and after posts of those who have successfully navigated the muddy waters of weight loss. The race photo captured at a 10K I recently completed has provided me with an opportunity to share some unconventional before & after photos highlighting my rece... Read more

  • Focus Focus Focus

    6/23/2016 9:53:57 AM, by BJMC01

    It is so easy to lose focus. It starts by not tracking, not weighing in, not emailing my coaches, not reading spark messages, not reading my Beck cards or book. Then adding an extra pita, a bagel, a second helping of chicken, more pasta, a sweet dessert, finally indulging in chocolate cravings and... Read more

  • Exercising on Vacation

    6/23/2016 9:37:38 AM, by SUSE17

    I must be committed to this running thing, because I'm on vacation and I have woken up at 5:45 on 2 days to exercise. I'm pretty proud of myself! Of course, my vacations might be different than others. I'm in a house with 5 adults and 6 kids, ages 7, 5, 5, 3, 3, and 3. So a "vacation" is just li... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    6/23/2016 6:22:19 AM, by RO2BENT

    I think I'll be able to finish getting caught up at work today maybe I'll go see a movie this afternoon. Good sailing weather yesterday evening followed by a cheeseburger Yum... Read more

  • Weird!

    6/22/2016 9:16:24 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today was rather boring, only an hour and a half of work. The rest of the day was chair aerobics (not my ideal workout, but it's better than nothing!) and job training DVDS. Currently I'm watching My Big Fat Fabulous Life on TLC. Her dancing partner, boyfriend and roommate joined her parents a... Read more

  • Nothing changed, but everything changed. And now. I want to slap myself silly.

    6/22/2016 6:31:52 PM, by FITJEN48

    I took my own advice and then some advice from other people, and well, I shocked myself silly. Yesterday, I wrote about being your own cheerleader. And a few comments reminded me to also clue others in on their own lack o cheer, and bring them on board with the program, or at bare minimum, bring th... Read more

  • Busy week

    6/22/2016 2:50:43 PM, by COOP9002

    today is the prep day before two funerals. tomorrow I will travel back to Sedalia to officiate the funeral for my brother-in-law's mother. She died unexpectedly while going through a routine procedure at the hospital. on Friday, I will do a funeral for a gentleman whose pastor is out of town, so the... Read more

  • making progress again..(hoping) Happy Wednesday!

    6/22/2016 1:24:53 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Half way to the weekend! and yes I did Tae bo yesterday indoors! It was still hot even with the air cranked up. I sweat quite a bit. No binges yesterday either! I'm very happy about that. I am so excited for my kids to go to summer camp on Monday. I'll actually have 4 hours per day to Read more

  • a much cooler day

    6/22/2016 10:45:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it is much cooler here today and that feels so good. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Home...BIG THANK-YOU!

    6/22/2016 10:32:50 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Will start out with the memorial service for my Aunt was hard. Many tears and too much comfort food. When ever I go home even for happy times there are so many triggers. My old way of thinking comes crashing in. I turn right back into that insecure person who seeks food for comfort. That is... Read more

  • 1 of many - here i come!

    6/22/2016 10:18:13 AM, by AMAZONIAN2

    I have to do list to keep me focused today - 8 weeks till school starts back up. I've three goals right now. A 4 week goal and an 8 week goal ... but most importantly - my day to day goal of staying on track. It's amazing how the days slip away and it becomes a week lost instead if a week toward pro... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    6/22/2016 6:22:02 AM, by RO2BENT

    Still getting caught up at work Lotta people are going to go to the Cavaliers parade today so hopefully that will lighten the load... Read more

  • You're the boss!

    6/21/2016 10:00:31 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    At breakfast I ate 290 calories to save some calories for eating out. At Taco Bell I asked if they still have their fresco menu. They said they would fix it fresco if I requested so I requested! Fresco is half the calories and half the price of regular! So I ordered some to take for work tomorrow... Read more

  • What to do when you don't have a cheerleader.

    6/21/2016 8:42:38 PM, by FITJEN48

    I'm going to start this thing off with a story from the last couple of days. I'm trying to start my own gig. It's hard. I don't have tons of time or money to devote to it, but if I don't do it, I'll go insane. Now, my husband started his own gig a couple of years ago and it's worked out pretty doggo... Read more

  • 6.39 miles on treadmill with no walking

    6/21/2016 6:34:27 PM, by WINACHST

    Wheeeeee! I cannot believe I did it, (I did stop for a brief few seconds to pull the curtain on the window because the sun was hitting something that caused a glare. But I got right back to running. I cannot believe I did it. I used the Ifit program on my treadmill with the trail route I did ... Read more

  • today's update, still HOT out. :)

    6/21/2016 1:23:18 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Happy Tuesday! Heat wave is still going over here. Yesterday it was 105 (122 in Palm springs!!). Sally is not doing the class for 3 weeks so I'll be doing Tae bo today or maybe going to the air conditioned gym. Either way I'll be indoors. today will be less hot around 99.....yay...??? 246 I... Read more

  • I got married! Pictures! And here's what else is going on...

    6/21/2016 12:52:13 PM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    So first... I've been married for just under 2 months now. The wedding was beautiful, and here's a few pictures! (Me in my dress!) (The Kiss!) (Love in the rain) (I love this one!!) Ok, now that the wedding photos are out of the way... here's the rest of what's going on. First... Read more

  • Oh My

    6/21/2016 10:49:43 AM, by COOP9002

    today i drive to Sedalia, where we will have a small service to bury my Father's ashes. today would have been my parent's 60th wedding anniversary. my Mom chose this date a few months ago. last night my brother-in-law's mother died suddenly at the hospital. her funeral will be Thursday and I will be... Read more

  • Did I say I was restarting BECK DIET SOLUTION?

    6/21/2016 10:34:58 AM, by WINACHST

    I am sure I did and I made it to day 3. Then I had to be away and my routine was disrupted and I ate junk, junk and more junk. I also came to the conclusion that I am overly critical of my hubby's eating choices even though mine are no better. That needs to stop. No good comes out of negative ... Read more

  • a much cooler day

    6/21/2016 8:10:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    not as humid and hot here today as it was yesterday. i have a job interview this morning, so i am spending the morning getting ready for it. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    6/21/2016 6:21:40 AM, by RO2BENT

    Not a bad day at work last work week of the quarter so a lot of meetings are canceled looking forward to catching up from seven days off today... Read more

  • Happy Solstice!

    6/20/2016 9:22:32 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Wishing all a Happy Solstice (Summer/Winter) whichever it may be for you. Yesterday evening, DH and I took an evening stroll under moonlit skies. It was beautiful. We were also graced by the presence of owls on multiple occasions. Love those birds! It was too dark to get a good look. N... Read more

  • Leptin Experiment Check-In #10

    6/20/2016 9:09:26 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Several days ago 195 days of inflammatory monitoring came and went. Here's the score ... 86 days excellent for 44% 72 days so-so for 37% 37 days poor for 19% The situation continues to improve. So much so, that I may begin to back down on some of the supplementation. During recen... Read more

  • Milestones!

    6/20/2016 6:27:32 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today is a great day! I stayed in my Sparkpeople ranges for the second day in a row --- I'm normally under and over. Today marks a special milestone: NO artificial sweeteners in a month! My new jeans getting too big now, that's a great problem to have! Here is my morning Leslie workout: name i... Read more

  • Los angeles HEAT WAVE :-O

    6/20/2016 1:23:57 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Stay safe everyone, it's gonna be super hot today! I got up and knew ahead of time it was gonna be a scorcher and decided to get my workout done early before the heat hit........and wow just wow. 6:45 in the morning and it was already HOT. I'm not sure the exact temperature but it felt like 80's alr... Read more

  • Typical computer issues

    6/20/2016 10:59:24 AM, by COOP9002

    this computer stinks. Asus are the worst.... Read more

  • a really warm and humid day

    6/20/2016 10:31:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are keeping cool today. i have a good friend of mine on standby if my asthma flares up or i am otherwise not feeling well. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Weekly Plan

    6/20/2016 9:54:51 AM, by SBEAR5

    Happy First Day of Summer! Today is the kick off for the H.E.A.T. Challenge. Our goals are to Hydrate, Engage, be Active and Track! Tracking and Hydrating will be my biggest struggle. The good news is, with water the more I drink the more I crave. So the biggest task will just be gett... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    6/20/2016 6:20:25 AM, by RO2BENT

    Back in Ohio to normal life except it's summer break so there will be more activities for the kids so not quite normal... Read more

  • Recovery and retirement musings

    6/19/2016 9:14:41 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Life has a way of changing on you. The changes may be good, they may be bad, they may just be. I've always yearned for security, so I tend to see life changes as challenges to be managed. Anyway, life has been busy because I'm trying to understand and manage changes as best I can. On ... Read more

  • Father's day

    6/19/2016 6:44:31 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today is Father's day so remember to call your dad! After talking to my father when I got home from church, I recorded my dinner in my tracker. I stayed in range ALL day. I'm in midrange so I'm happy! No exercise today, I didn't have motivation. .so my exercise was staying in my ranges Sparkpeopl... Read more

  • Father's Day

    6/19/2016 4:06:22 PM, by COOP9002

    Hopefully all of you dads are having a great day. Blessings upon each of you.... Read more

  • Sat Sun

    6/19/2016 8:19:46 AM, by RO2BENT

    More sun n brothers community pool yesterday. Driving back to OH today.... Read more

  • Great lazy day!

    6/18/2016 10:40:47 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today is a historic day: it's the first time in at least a month and a half I've taken a lazy day, now I know what I've been missing! It feels good to rest! With all the craziness going on, my body is thankful i didn't do any work and exercise! Signing off to get some much needed beauty sleep!... Read more

  • Body Mass Index "BMI" - Is Stupid!

    6/18/2016 8:57:33 PM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Part 1: What is BMI? There is some notion that a person's weight relative to a person's height can predict health problems and perhaps, early death. Besides ourselves, who else really cares about a measurement that predicts health problems and death? Answer: Insurance companies! The ... Read more

  • Still running! That's 4 weeks now!

    6/18/2016 4:08:09 PM, by LIZZIE93-4

    This week is the forth week at the running room and is run 3 min than walk 1 min x5. The first one was hard on Monday night but I made a commitment when I signed up and nothing could stop me. The second and third one wasn't hard, more "medium" in terms of difficulty. In fact, I am doing an extra run... Read more

  • Pastor Search Committee's are inept

    6/18/2016 3:54:20 PM, by COOP9002

    Rather than call me and tell me that the church had chosen to go with another candidate, we discovered this reality on Facebook. My wife is more than a little frustrated with churches at this point. I am not sure why they could not have told me Wednesday, since they had already invited another ... Read more

  • Three things that I feel good about today:

    6/18/2016 3:07:08 PM, by GYORGYB

    I went to pick up my repaired bicycle from the shop. Had a nice coffee with my daughter Stephanie and my grand kids Mila and Arpi. My good health I feel thankful for it. ... Read more

  • If at first you don't succeed, try, try again....

    6/18/2016 1:56:58 PM, by CELLOTHERE00

    I was hesitant to share this blog post out of fear of embarrassment, but I know that my struggle is one that so many go through. We count calories, put in miles, celebrate successes as we watch the pounds melt off and then 'boom', life gets in the way. Instead of wearing yoga pants in preparati... Read more

  • Busy Saturday and Share love with the fathers in your life! :)

    6/18/2016 11:50:06 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Hope you're having a great weekend, mine will be busy which is good but also a bit stressful on me. The doctor saw both my kids yesterday. My daughter is a healthy ox of course. My son was wheezing and whistling and the doctor's eyes widened as she held the stethoscope to his back. 40 She im... Read more

  • A Bike Ride Interrupted...Again

    6/18/2016 8:31:21 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Yesterday I was unable to ride my bike because a huge thunder storm rolled in. I was going to take the ride this morning, but I ended up not being very productive last night and so I must get some work done today which means that busyness is going to interrupt my ride again. No problem, I have five ... Read more

  • Food is only food.

    6/18/2016 8:17:38 AM, by WRTRGRL

    I got in a fight this morning. Names were called. Fists were thrown. Eyes blackened and lips bloodied. Of course, this was all in my head. The fight was with myself over whether or not to continue to share my nutrition tracker after last night’s episode of Adventures in Temper Tantrum Eating. ... Read more

  • Fri Sat

    6/18/2016 7:50:49 AM, by RO2BENT

    Left Fla beach yesterday and the only traffic was Charlotte rush hour, but boy did we lose a lot of time! Visit with my brother and family in N Carolina today, then up early and back to OH tomorrow ... Read more

  • Yesterday and today's planks

    6/17/2016 9:51:14 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, my planks are getting better. I am still a little shaky but that will get better as time goes by. Here's my planks from yesterday and today. 6-16-16 Plank #1: 15.37 seconds Plank #2: 15.50 seconds Plank #3: 15.56 seconds 6-17-16 Plank #1: 15.97 seconds Plank #2: 20.13... Read more

  • A Bike Ride Interrupted

    6/17/2016 6:17:10 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    Well, I supposed to take a 50-mile bike ride today, but just as I was getting everything in order, I noticed that a powerful thunderstorm was rolling into town. It's here now, the wind is blowing hard, the thunder is roaring, somewhere the lightning is striking, and soon the rain will be falling. ... Read more

  • Bewildered

    6/17/2016 12:34:44 PM, by COOP9002

    well it looks like the church in VA has decided to go with someone else. they met Wednesday and i have not heard from them, even though the chairman promised me he would let me know either way. oh well. time to move on.... Read more

  • Short weigh in. Acknowledging myself :)

    6/17/2016 11:12:36 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Happy Friday everyone! Down exactly 1 pound this week. Glad it's going in the right direction, feeling relieved it's not continuing up. Busy weekend as I'll be performing. I have some tough music this time and am pretty nervous. Last week: 129.2 This week: 128.2 Right now it's pretty ea... Read more

  • Fired Up, Part 2. Match has been struck.

    6/17/2016 10:55:52 AM, by FITJEN48

    Last post was about going from fired up to doing something about it. Here's my progress: My goal was to walk 40 miles in June. So far, I have racked up 30.29 miles and have 13 days left to go. That's about 1.3 miles a day. I usually walk close to 3 4 or 5 days/week. Kind of makes me want to r... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/17/2016 9:22:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview next tuesday. woo hoo! my daughter won a nice t shirt for taking part in a physical activity for her school. hooray! she had a great tijme at the zoo with her class on wednesday. i was at the zoo,too, just in a different area. we did not get to meet up on wednesday and that is... Read more

  • AND GOAL!!!

    6/17/2016 8:19:37 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    I find it very interesting that I made GOAL! AGAIN. This time it is different. WHAT?? YEP TOTALLY. I was asked what I was going to eat after my weigh in. I laughed and laughed. They thought I was crazy. But I am not going to eat anything that I don't normally eat. That's what is different. No bin... Read more

  • Bye beach

    6/17/2016 7:14:37 AM, by RO2BENT

    Got to pack and start the trip back home this morning but will stop in N Carolina to see my brother again ... Read more

  • Going to bed hungry

    6/17/2016 1:07:20 AM, by TRUEDJ9

    Going to bed hungry is not my favorite thing. But if i eat now. ... even if sensible. ... will cause me to spiral.... good thing i can just go to sleep and start fresh tomorrow.... Read more

  • New day!

    6/16/2016 9:31:23 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Weight maintenance for the second or third week. I'm a grouchy crab when I plateau because I didn't lose more weight. Now I celebrate when I plateau because I learn how to lose weight and keep it off permanently! Weird going from grouchy crab to celebrating but I'm trying to look at things from ... Read more

  • I am a mommy!

    6/16/2016 4:15:52 PM, by SQUISSHY1

    Well, my little beautiful girl is almost 2 months old now and she is amazing and wonderful! Miss Eleanor Ann was born on April 27th at 9:08am. She was 7lbs 9oz and 20.5 inches long. Things are going well. I am working to get my eating back on track (as always). Breastfeeding has helped me get ... Read more

  • Small victory!!!! :D YEA!!

    6/16/2016 1:20:50 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Just wanted to share my victory with everyone! This whole week has been so tough trying to manage my portions and NOT binge. I have been victorious! I have not binged, I have been following my portion sizes and eating at scheduled times of the day. I have been drinking a LOT more water. I probably n... Read more

  • Hot Day in Mid-Mo

    6/16/2016 11:22:30 AM, by COOP9002

    it's another hot day here in mid-Mo. thankful that i was able to get out for a run early this morning. if you're dealing with the heat, be sure to take care of yourself. blessings... Read more

  • I've reached THE Plateau Again

    6/16/2016 9:19:06 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Several years ago I got in the best shape I've been in since I was 20. I was 205 (6' 1"), I was cycling and doing strength exercise, eating well, and feeling great. However, I got a little obsessed with the whole health and fitness thing, and ended up burning out a bit. So I put on 5 and then 10 and... Read more

  • Last day at the beach

    6/16/2016 7:03:53 AM, by RO2BENT

    Have to pack up as much as possible this pm then hit the road tomorrow am.... Read more

  • My blog

    6/16/2016 2:12:57 AM, by MAMACHAE74

    FEELING super sleepy... Read more

  • 47.1 Mile Bike Ride Today

    6/15/2016 11:10:49 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    It was supposed to be a 41 mile ride, but I ran into unexpected construction and, walla, it turned into a 47.1 mile ride! The weather was decent, overcast but warm, but the winds were a bit high - WNW at 10-15 mph. During the first eight miles I had a cross-tail wind and that felt great, but t... Read more

  • My 2nd and 3rd Planks

    6/15/2016 9:27:13 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I got my 2nd and 3rd planks in for the day and starting to feel my stomach muscles. These 2 were a little longer than the first. My 2nd plank was 10.41 seconds long and I done that when we got home from my dad's chiropractor appointment and the 3rd plank was15.31 seconds long and did that one ... Read more

  • Great day!

    6/15/2016 7:23:43 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    I stayed in my calories range, got about almost two hours chair aerobics in (not my ideal exercise but it's better than nothing!), came home and watch TV! New work came in as I was getting on the bus heading back to my apartment, so hopefully I get asked to do it. It gets depressing when there'... Read more

  • 5% Summer Challenge exercise - Starts on June 25th

    6/15/2016 6:03:38 PM, by JOHNSONZ

    I am signed up for the 5% Summer Challenge. The Summer Challenge kicks off next Saturday, June 25. This is the first time I have committed to anything really on Sparks, after being here 10 years - but giving it a try. My exercise plan for this challenge beginning June 25: - Any Natalie ... Read more

  • 14 Day Challenge

    6/15/2016 3:10:06 PM, by SBEAR5

    One of my teams is based solely on doing 14 day challenges. I like it because, 14 day doesn't seem long. Doesn't take a big commiment, however if you stick with it you're already in the process of developing some great habits! This time I became a team leader and I'm actually leading the ch... Read more

  • finding my motivation and passion again.

    6/15/2016 2:03:54 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I've been struggling with motivation this month. Instead of being excited for summer I just feel like doing nothing. I've been sleeping in more instead of getting out there and enjoying my running. I'm trying to spark my passion again. I love that feeling that life is beautiful and having goals to l... Read more

  • Can I be a runner if I can't eat (all of the) bananas?

    6/15/2016 1:46:14 PM, by WRTRGRL

    Last year, I ran three marathons. Two within 14 days. I run at least 4 miles 5 times each week and am training for my 6th marathon (3rd in Chicago) in October. I strength train and hike and bike. I eat veggie smoothies for breakfast and kale salads for lunch. I take my iron supplements. I was a vege... Read more

  • My first plank

    6/15/2016 1:05:32 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I did 1 plank this morning. I lasted 10.37 seconds. I'm not sure if that is good or bad for the first time though. I was starting to shake I was hoping to last until 15 seconds but I can work towards that. I am going to try it again this afternoon and before I go to bed. I am going to do it 3... Read more

  • Oh Well

    6/15/2016 11:22:57 AM, by COOP9002

    hope your Wednesday is going well. i am still trying to figure out what might or might not be going on with the church in VA. it will take an act of God to get us to consider moving, even if they offer us the position. praying for counsel and direction.... Read more

  • Beach again

    6/15/2016 7:09:39 AM, by RO2BENT

    Pool and beach again yesterday, going on a turtle hunt this morning ... Read more

  • Positive!

    6/14/2016 9:47:46 PM, by DAUGIE73

    Thinking positive... Read more

  • Belly exercises

    6/14/2016 9:42:16 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I know that I already posted a blog earlier but need help from all. Its my belly area. My legs and arms are getting smaller with walking and toning in those areas. But my belly isn't getting there as fast as the other two areas and I want to get that area smaller and slimmer. Here's what I want to d... Read more

  • Meet new challenges

    6/14/2016 8:59:12 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today was a great day. Returned DVDs I rented from the library, deposited paycheck, lunch Long John Silvers, walked briskly 50 minutes at the park with some Leslie moves - skaters, grapevine, sidesteps forward and back, -- I even combined some of her moves -- and I also walked backwards with pum... Read more

  • Killing Time

    6/14/2016 7:01:21 PM, by CATARINA_CERISE

    I have 15 minutes left of work and am literally falling asleep at my desk, so here's this to keep me away and looking productive. 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My Grammy's name was Maria Anne. My name is Malia Anne. 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Saturday? 3. DO YOU... Read more

  • Mon Tue

    6/14/2016 10:46:26 AM, by RO2BENT

    Looking at getting a straight razor shave since I forgot my rechargeable shaver and cartridge razors, but might as well wait since I'm on vacation until I only need it once ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/14/2016 10:44:22 AM, by COOP9002

    our daughter is having a miserable Summer. she hates living in this town, and i don't see any viable prospects of getting her out of here. my frustration level is high, and i am not sure what is going on. hope your day is going better than mine.... Read more

  • Lost 2 pounds and feeling wonderful

    6/14/2016 9:23:53 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, slowly the 12 pounds that I gained is coming off. I lost a pound between Sunday and yesterday. Well, between yesterday and today, I've lost 2 pounds. I ate somewhat healthy yesterday (my sodium intake was in the 200s yesterday) and I took the dog for 3 walks yesterday and did a workout DVD (Wa... Read more

  • a nice sunny day

    6/14/2016 8:55:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy. i will do just that in a while. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • My blog

    6/13/2016 10:06:47 PM, by MAMACHAE74

    It's been a little while since I've blogged last and I am glad to be back posting. Over the last few weeks I have had time to look over my life and make some good sound decisions. I am very grateful for the love and grace of God that has enabled me to endure whatever comes my way. The few weeks of ... Read more

  • Working through anxiety

    6/13/2016 5:31:26 PM, by CATARINA_CERISE

    My anxiety kicked into high gear for the first time in 8 months last week. It started with stomach queasiness and then a need for reassurance, and then a need to explain my anxiety and ask for accommodation, and then breakdown and breakdown and breakdown. I started my medication again and found... Read more

  • Wait it out or call the doc

    6/13/2016 2:57:04 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    On Memorial Day I banged up my leg twice to where I have a bruise in the two spots. The smaller one is gone but the larger one is still there. Its lightened up to where it is almost healed but not quite yet. Should I wait it out or call the doc? I've never had a bruise last this long. I might wait w... Read more