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  • When your husband says no to a 10K hike

    3/25/2017 10:01:57 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I tried to convince my husband to come with me on a 10K hike. He made "that" face. The one that says, I love you and you know I'll go if you force me but I really, really don't want to go. We decided on a 7.5K one, just the right length to make both of us happy. Except we got lost. The... Read more

  • Day 6 - staying on track

    3/25/2017 4:01:12 PM, by HJFOGARTY

    Well today the scale was up just a bit from yesterday. But that's fine because I'm still under the 190 Mark. I know it was from staying up late and snacking more than I should have. Today is a better day. My food is on target. I'm drinking plenty of water. And I've been walking more today I'll k... Read more

  • March 25th: Three Things You Learnt Today

    3/25/2017 2:41:10 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    1) It is always better to turn up and try 2) Getting the worst thing done first makes your day better 3) I'm a good improviser. Decided that I want to compete in the next bout that my gym is holding so mentioned it to my trainer and officially signing up on Monday. I think this will give m... Read more

  • Moving!

    3/25/2017 11:54:49 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm so happy!!!! I'm going to be moving from this apartment to another one with the same floor plan, in a different building. Why? Because this one is horrible and is really close to the highway, and no matter what I do, I cannot relax here! I didn't realize it until after I moved in, but the no... Read more

  • YOU INSPIRE ME!

    3/25/2017 10:54:53 AM, by MIRAGE727

    I'm always inspired by everyone who has reached out to me as a SparkFriend. I'm a little slow getting back to you all but I want to say "Thank you for letting me be a part of the journey." Most of you are new on SparkPeople and I'm excited for you. I've been on this journey for coming on... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    3/25/2017 10:41:49 AM, by RO2BENT

    Left work early to ride my bike for an hour, would like to work up to be able to ride for three or four hours straight, but need saddle time to adjust. Went back out for 10 minutes this morning, maybe I'll repeat every day for a while. Cardio kickboxing this morning then a kids bowling birthday part... Read more

  • Friday

    3/24/2017 6:14:09 PM, by COOP9002

    enjoyed a nice run this morning, and we joined the local rec center this afternoon. hoping to get on a bike tomorrow. Enjoy your Friday.... Read more

  • a mild spring day

    3/24/2017 4:50:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am out and about today, enjoying the mild weather here. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 5. Taking the good with the bad

    3/24/2017 4:23:42 PM, by HJFOGARTY

    Well not really all that bad. Lol. Today I woke to a small removal. And any removal is better than a gain. I did it to myself - after waking to see myself under 190 for the first time in a long time I knew I would need to keep going strong. That's when life tosses you a curve ball. It is the time yo... Read more

  • Spring 2017 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

    3/24/2017 11:34:10 AM, by KKINNEA

    At the beginning of the Winter challenge, I stated I wanted to take off the extra 15 pounds I've been carrying for almost 1.5 years, that I was committed, and that I believed I could take off 5 pounds during the challenge. I lost 4 pounds during the Winter challenge - I call that a win! For thi... Read more

  • Day 22: weigh day Friday

    3/24/2017 10:24:36 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    yay it's Friday! I'm so happy, last day of school for my son and I'm ready for a break! No break from reaching my goals though. Well I got on the scale and as expected wasn't all that great. Basically was a maintenance week. I knew it would be because tom always does this to me. Even when I was run... Read more

  • Accountability Blog - March 24, 2017

    3/24/2017 10:10:03 AM, by MARATHON_MOM

    Even though I try to blog daily, I end up doing it about every 2-3 days instead. Better than what I was doing, though, I guess... which was NEVER. I just feel the need to stay accountable by typing everything out and putting it "out there" - even if no one reads it. So, I shall persevere. To... Read more

  • Rest, Recovery and New Life.....

    3/24/2017 8:39:25 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Last week I was getting in long walks and nice quick runs. Even went to the Circuit Training class that left me sore for 3 days. (really lets me know what muscles I don't use in running..apparently ALOT. Ouch) It was a good week and on Friday I was pretty stiff and sore but felt ok and took GiGi f... Read more

  • Fatuma's Tower here I come

    3/24/2017 7:49:51 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    I have gotten my leave approved and booked my mini vacation. On 9th of April I will be heading to Lamu for 3 days of relaxation. It is a yoga retreat with 1 free yoga session every afternoon. Am so exited. Have not done proper yoga before. But I do feel like I need real relaxation. This place is a ... Read more

  • Trying Again, Always Trying

    3/24/2017 7:15:04 AM, by -GANDALF-

    Here's the story. I've been struggling, like many others, with binge eating for a number of years. But December, January, and into February were especially difficult. Yet, somehow, I managed to calm down a bit in Februray. I went to stay with my family in New Zealand and the binging stopped complete... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    3/24/2017 6:28:23 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another good day busy at work and busy at home in the evening but all quality time even left work a little early and went for a swim. Supposed to be 65 today so I think I'll have to go for a bike ride... Read more

  • Ups and Downs Mean I'm Still Moving...Right?

    3/23/2017 5:11:59 PM, by FRANCLYN

    Today, heck, this week, has been a series of ups and downs. Up: Lots of compliments from colleagues on how well I know the kids I have in my room every day. Down: My older kid came home several days later than planned from her first trip out of the country. As she was leaving Thailand (as ... Read more

  • March 23rd: Where do you most want to travel

    3/23/2017 4:31:46 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    Japan. I don't know why. I think I watch way too much anime 246 So I heard from the date-well I messaged him and he basically told me, very nastily that he didn't want to see me again. So that's that. I kind of am upset, but more about the fact that he was so nasty than the fact that HE sp... Read more

  • The Chicago Diet Test

    3/23/2017 2:14:59 PM, by MUFFIY831

    I tend to keep my weight loss efforts under wraps with most people in real life. Maybe because of this deeply rooted fear of gaining it all back. But, this time around, I've been a little more open about it. Instead of "oh, you know, a few pounds" when someone notices, I proudly proclaim "22 pounds ... Read more

  • More Prehab Thoughts

    3/23/2017 12:57:18 PM, by JEANKNEE

    I continue to be surprised by how much I am enjoying working with the trainers at the gym. Never in my dreams did I imagine that I would find this to be so much fun. And, I likely would not have explored it, if the physical therapists hadn't suggested it ... repeatedly. I, truly, entered ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/23/2017 12:32:35 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy! the sun is shining brightly, it is not as cold as the other day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 4 - I'm out of the 190's

    3/23/2017 11:44:29 AM, by HJFOGARTY

    Well it is a great day!! my scale read 189!! I can't believe I'm out of the 190's again!! It seems like all I could do was gain and gain so it feels great to remove! I'm sticking to my plan and drinking water - water - water and making good food choices. Today I'm going to add in a bit of... Read more

  • day 21: yet again, ANOTHER food dream!

    3/23/2017 10:32:04 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Like the title says, I woke up this morning from another food dream! This time it was Thanksgiving but it was present time. So we were eating Thanksgiving dinner in March, sooooo weird! I felt an immense guilt in the dream all while eating mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey, cranberries, rolls and gr... Read more

  • Thursday

    3/23/2017 9:51:10 AM, by COOP9002

    It's a cool and crisp Thursday here in the Mid-Atlantic. I was able to get out for a run this morning. Hope things are going well in your part of the world today. Blessings... Read more

  • First day at new gym

    3/23/2017 8:52:22 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Went well!! I took the advice of other Sparkers and I didn't push myself too hard. I did a brief warm up on the elliptical (phew that thing is hard), and then I used 3 weight machines -- leg press, chest press, and lat pull down for two sets of 10-12... and then I did the treadmill with short ... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    3/23/2017 6:28:34 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another good day at work it's been a relatively busy week but I am managing well enough and did dinner homework music lesson etc. yesterday without having to rush or be cross or lose my patience. I did yell a couple times but the kids were joking around with me and I was just tired from not enough s... Read more

  • Today's Prehab Session

    3/22/2017 10:06:15 PM, by JEANKNEE

    I really enjoyed today's workout with Kendall. She described it as a circuit of sorts. When she described what we were going to do, I said, "Oh! We're going to layer it up!" Images of pyramids immediately came to mind. So, here was the drill. Start with one exercise. Do ... Read more

  • Bonus Blog: Prehab

    3/22/2017 9:35:21 PM, by JEANKNEE

    While I have worked to recover following the emergence and diagnosis of the pelvic fracture, I have had conversations with others that have experienced the benefits of physical therapy following injury. In other words ... rehabilitation. Some of us have also begun to look at rehabilitation in ... Read more

  • My Challenge ... taking it easy

    3/22/2017 9:05:32 PM, by JEANKNEE

    With further time for reflection and conversations with the trainer, I've decided to move forward with testing pelvic tolerance to increased fitness demands. This week is serving as a transition. I will run twice with two days rest between each run day and will continue with the two gym workouts p... Read more

  • Camping in the rain with the twins

    3/22/2017 5:04:06 PM, by TIKITAMI

    My daughter called, "Let's go camping in the rain!" I have no one to blame by myself, this is how I raised her. We packed the girls up and headed out but of course a quick trip to get groceries first. We got to the lake and it was sprinkling but not raining, perfect early spring ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/22/2017 1:06:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am recovering from a cold.i feel a lot better today than i did a few days ago. my daughter and i had a great march break! she is now back at school and having fun with her friends. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Weekly Weigh-In

    3/22/2017 12:08:46 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Omgosh! I weighed in much lower than I thought I would and well below the threshold for my scale to measure me. 390.4 I was expecting 405 or higher :) So, I'm down about 6 lb from when I was in the hospital earlier this year, and down about 15 lb from my highest weight last year.I guess t... Read more

  • Accountability Blog - March 22, 2017

    3/22/2017 10:29:23 AM, by MARATHON_MOM

    This morning, I had an amazing run. It was short, but it was pretty great. It feels like I'm really "back". I have been doing the Hal Higdon Novice 1 Half Marathon Training Plan. I am only in Week 3 out of 16.. so I have a long way to go... and some of the runs will be slow and easy, no ... Read more

  • day 20: Happy Wednesday and another vivid food dream!

    3/22/2017 10:19:51 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Tuesday went well yesterday although I was very hungry the whole day. The only time I was truly full was after breakfast and after dinner. After breakfast I was only full for about an hour. I'm pretty sure the reason is because it's TOM time and I'm always ravenous during this time. More so than usu... Read more

  • Wednesday

    3/22/2017 9:42:07 AM, by COOP9002

    It was rather chilly this morning here in Maryland when i went out for my morning run. there were not nearly as many people out this morning. hope your Wednesday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • Day 2 and 3 - making it happen

    3/22/2017 9:30:04 AM, by HJFOGARTY

    Well, in all my excitement - I didn't make it online to blog yesterday. It was in my plan, however, my new job/lifestyle is very different and doesn't always afford me the time to get to a computer. I do try to use my phone as often as I can, however, it isn't the easiest thing to blog from. the ... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    3/22/2017 5:29:07 AM, by RO2BENT

    The only issue I had yesterday is that I didn't do bass lesson with middle. Dinner done in time for oldest's violin, ran errands, got back to violin, little ones had snack, for home, played outside for a short but, pjs and teeth, short movie time with the rest of snack. Dinner is basically ready for... Read more

  • Where did the time go?

    3/21/2017 9:52:45 PM, by WINACHST

    Wow! just looked at my last blog date and did not realize so much time has passed since my last blog. Where does the time go? Here it is almost a month later. Things were not going well for me. After I was sick, I did not pay attention to what I was eating. I think most of it was due to frustra... Read more

  • Create a System

    3/21/2017 7:33:31 PM, by RUNNINGWENCH

    This week: Run 3.5 miles every day. Record all food and stop at 1500 calories. Stay in the limits of fat/carbs/protein. Stay alcohol free. ... Read more

  • Feeling Better

    3/21/2017 5:59:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks for the support on my last blog. It means a lot to me that so many wonderful Sparkfriends are supporting me. I had my appointment with the sleep doc today and it went well; I'm going to have a sleep study on Apr 1st. She said I should be taking the antipsychotic med Vaylar instead of my... Read more

  • March 21st: Advice for someone younger

    3/21/2017 4:53:03 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    BE ADAPTABLE. Have a Plan A, a Plan B, a Plan C, a Plan D,E,F,G,H....and be prepared to throw all those plans to the wind and go with the flow if you need to. This weekend was pretty wild for me. I had my date and it was a lot of fun. I asked him to message me when he got home which he did, an... Read more

  • day 19: Spaghetti squash....I think I like it?!

    3/21/2017 1:40:24 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Not much to say today but blogging to keep my motivation up. Yesterday I was on track and didn't snack on anything bad. I'm so proud of myself! Also decided to try spaghetti squash for dinner instead of noodles. I've heard it's a good carb replacement. Well...it does look like noodles. I don't... Read more

  • Tuesday

    3/21/2017 11:46:37 AM, by COOP9002

    Enjoyed a nice run this morning... Read more

  • Broke another plateau

    3/21/2017 11:46:29 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I broke a 2 day plateau. It isn't much but to me its something. I was at 199 pounds since Sunday and now I'm at 198 pounds. Its a pound but it is something more. I am 16 pounds away from being where I was back in July when I went to Wisconsin with my aunt and uncle. I am hoping to get down below tha... Read more

  • Sustainable Eating for Life

    3/21/2017 11:15:46 AM, by SLIMFITLEE

    I'm hesitantly trying to log food and lose weight after a lot of time away from any dieting and tracking. I got into a really discouraging pattern of losing a few pounds, going back up, going higher, losing a few--in other words, a terrible yo-yo pattern. The only way I could break out was to quit d... Read more

  • 3/21/17

    3/21/2017 9:55:25 AM, by FRECKS96

    I have been MIA for...far too long. I've gotten back on the running train. Eating better after booting my ex from my house and making all-around better choices. I want to race, I want to be healthy again. I've said it before, I know how and what to do. It's beyond time. I have about a mon... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    3/21/2017 8:25:30 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good day yesterday busy in the evening with Mumma being out of town but got everything done. Going to be a busy evening again today violin and homework and snack all at the same time but I can do it. Ran 7 miles this morning training for half marathon in May... Read more

  • First day back

    3/20/2017 9:58:25 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It feels really weird to be back in my apartment, but here I am! I have these memories of feeling bad in this apartment, so it's very strange to be feeling good in it right now, but I guess I will get used to it. I almost feel afraid that something bad is going to happen, but I know that's not... Read more

  • That's it- no more scale

    3/20/2017 6:08:48 PM, by WILLBEA10

    Yep I had it right before....the scale is not my friend. My previous trainer told me not to use a scale, but to use body measurements and how my clothes fit/feel, to assess progress. That's what I was doing before, and that's what was working. However my new trainer suggested I weigh myself every w... Read more

  • Making Dreams a Reality

    3/20/2017 4:52:02 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Following Saturday's successful completion of the Return to Running program, my dream of running a 5k this November is beginning to feel much more possible. I'd really like to make that dream a reality. So, I as I begin to transition into the next phase and increase fitness capacity, I decided... Read more

  • Race Report: 2017 USATF Masters 8K Championship

    3/20/2017 4:31:28 PM, by MOBYCARP

    I got the email confirming my entry, and it said this was the location was "Shamrock 8k - Virginia Beach, VA, USA". So I looked that up online, and found out late that gun time was 7:45 AM. If I'd done my homework earlier, I might have decided to make it a 2 day drive and just paid for an extra mo... Read more

  • Dry mouth and throat with CPAP at night

    3/20/2017 4:26:32 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Got a question for people who are a CPAP machine. Does anyone have a dry mouth and throat when on their CPAP at night no matter which mask you're on? If so, what do you do to keep it at bay? I have been so dry in my mouth and throat here lately to where it would wake me up in the middle of the night... Read more

  • Accountability Blog - March 20, 2017

    3/20/2017 12:13:27 PM, by MARATHON_MOM

    I'm still hanging in there. I didn't get my weekend 4-mile run in... but my nutrition was good and I did get on the exercise bike for an hour yesterday. For some reason, I just couldn't make myself go run. I have been dealing with a pulled muscle or something in my left shoulder, and it's been... Read more

  • Craving coffee

    3/20/2017 11:12:36 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    Am supposed to be off coffee. Fell of the wagon over the weekend and had 2 cappuccino. One on each day. Now the result is I am dreaming of coffee..... cravings galore... Read more

  • Monday

    3/20/2017 10:47:52 AM, by COOP9002

    Trying to get some things done this morning. Blessings... Read more

  • Day 1. Again - starting over

    3/20/2017 10:40:57 AM, by HJFOGARTY

    Well here I am again. Starting over. I finally settled in to our new location. I'm getting organized. Making good choices. But I need to buckle down and get on track. It's the only way I'm going to reach the goals I've set for myself. I need to add more exercise not just walking. I need to add m... Read more

  • Day 18: Bring it on Monday! (where did the weekend go?)

    3/20/2017 10:24:19 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Had a busy weekend and it was tough to fit much exercise in. Went to the playground with the kids and the park again on Sunday. Also had to perform this weekend again so it was full. Yesterday was feeling pretty lazy but my kids nagged me and hubby out of the house to the park. Well I ended up... Read more

  • Broke the plateau

    3/20/2017 10:02:34 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I broke my plateau yesterday. I was at 200 pounds starting a week ago tomorrow. And when I checked my weight yesterday, I was at 199 pounds. I am still at that weight. I thought with the way that I ate last night that I was going to gain some weight but I didn't. After all the exercises that I did y... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    3/20/2017 6:50:39 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good Sunday, I'm really sore everywhere though from cardio kickboxing Saturday I guess that's what I get for taking a long time in between. And it up going to grandmas to visit family again even though we saw them Saturday. Expecting another good easy day at work and in the evening for dinner even t... Read more

  • Sunday

    3/19/2017 7:39:36 PM, by COOP9002

    We are glad to see some of the snow melting. Looking forward to my first early morning run tomorrow. Blessings... Read more

  • Running, hiking and true love

    3/19/2017 7:23:44 PM, by TIKITAMI

    The snow if finally gone and I dragged my husband out to my favourite running trail. Hands down the hardest one I do and last year I was excited when I finally got below 50 minutes for a 5K run. So many hills, very steep and rough trail. Guess all the treadmill work, running in snow and boot camp... Read more

  • Billboard Hot 100 - Week 7 in Review

    3/19/2017 2:19:17 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Billboard Hot 100 Center 121.0 Range 117.37 - 124.63 Using the Hacker's Diet Online Week 1 : Wed 02/01/2017 - Tue 02/07/2017 -- 119.3 lbs (Actual 121.0 lbs) Week 2 : Wed 02/08/2017 - Tue 02/14/2017 -- 119.2 lbs (Actual 119.0 lbs) Week 3 : Wed 02/15/2017 - Tue 02/21/2017 -- 119... Read more

  • Back to Columbus

    3/19/2017 11:29:01 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Last night we saw Beauty and the Beast. It was good! I also managed to only have a handful of my brother's popcorn, and I had a very sensible portion for dinner and didn't binge or snack afterwards. This is my last day visiting my family. Tomorrow I'll be packing up my cats and heading back to ... Read more

  • I Am Overweight!!! Yay!!!

    3/19/2017 8:58:52 AM, by MUFFIY831

    You guys! Wonderful surprise on the scale this morning tells me on the BMI scale I am officially overweight and not obese. This is fantastic!!!!! Last time I was here was over two years ago. This time I am going to make it stick. I am not done losing yet and I am determined to lose another 10 ... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    3/19/2017 8:58:43 AM, by RO2BENT

    Excellent but tiring day yesterday especially given only 6 hours sleep and exercising and cooking 5 briskets on 4 crock pots for dinner party. Usual Sunday today except have to hit the grocery this AM, and sore from cardio kickboxing yesterday ... Read more

  • Saturday

    3/18/2017 4:26:56 PM, by COOP9002

    We had to buy a laptop today for the house. Oh well... Read more

  • Glorious!

    3/18/2017 2:36:58 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Well ... I DID IT!!! Stage 19 is in the bag and the Return to Running program has been successfully completed as written. http://www.physioadvisor.com
    .au/health/injury-rehabili
    tation/return-to-running/ I have not run 20 minutes continuously since March 13, 2015. It has been a... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    3/18/2017 4:16:35 AM, by RO2BENT

    Falling back into not getting enough sleep, wide awake after only 5 hours sleep because not enough food. Think I'll try half cup of brown rice with dinner every day. Another good day at work yesterday, skipped out for a swim before lunch then left early to have some QT with momma. Took the kids bowl... Read more

  • Friday

    3/17/2017 10:37:49 PM, by COOP9002

    Hope you have a great day... Read more

  • Fast Food Plan!

    3/17/2017 8:45:53 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks to the helpful suggestions on my previous blog, I've decided not to demonize fast food, but to simply make a list of *allowed* meals that I can get from fast food places near me and not have it be a cheat meal. Now obviously most of these foods are not my *First Choice*, and they have a ... Read more

  • March 17th: How you would you describe yourself?

    3/17/2017 4:50:26 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    That's a tricky one. I'd say Im just average. I like my own company, I like my own imagination. I get lonely some times but it passes pretty quickly. I go through phases of being very focused and being very unfocused. I go through ups and downs quite a lot. At the moment I seem to be going through a... Read more

  • 2 Months

    3/17/2017 12:05:58 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    OK, I found out I have a seat reserved in the boot camp that starts May 15th (if you'll remember from my previous blogs, I had to take a leave of absence from this boot camp because of my mental health, but they are letting me complete a later one and I will not lose the money I've already invested)... Read more

  • Day 15: Happy St. Patricks day and Friday weigh in

    3/17/2017 11:56:10 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So with a huge sigh of relief I finally finally have a loss on the scale! woohoo!! I was so worried because the first week of my journey went badly. I thought I was doing everything right and ended up gaining 4 lbs...what the?? I did read that weightloss can take several weeks to show up after you s... Read more

  • Grün, grün, grün sind alle meine Kleider

    3/17/2017 11:47:48 AM, by JERIBERI1

    May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours! Happy St Patrick’s ... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    3/17/2017 6:35:37 AM, by RO2BENT

    More of the same is going to work is it going to evenings dinner homework and conversation with the kids. I'll have to prep tonight to get briskets and two crockpots early tomorrow morning for our annual St. Patrick's Day feast... Read more

  • After the storm

    3/16/2017 8:31:14 PM, by MOBYCARP

    This week's major realization is that I hate late March snow storms. I think I always have disliked them. Just when I'm about ready to let the snow fall and wait for it to melt, wham! Enough comes down that I can't deal with the week or so it will take to melt. Have to deal with the snow. W... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/16/2017 8:22:33 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i had a terrific day! tomorrow, we have not yet decided where to go or what to do. it was a very active,enjoyable day today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • March 16th: Where do you see yourself in five years?

    3/16/2017 4:08:37 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    A bit of an interview one this! I'd ideally like to be living in my own house, but in this economy, I'm not sure this is a reality. I'd also maybe like to be second in department at school, but it's not a huge deal if I don't make it. Today has been really good, I haven't had any sugar and sta... Read more

  • Bonus Blog: Responding to Question

    3/16/2017 2:40:01 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Love you Spark Friends! You ask some fantastic questions!!! LOSEDAPOUNDS asked in response to my earlier blog - "Not What I Expected" That sounds like quite a workout. Hope the soreness goes away soon. You mentioned that you are grain free. Does that help with inflammation as well? I thought... Read more

  • Not What I Expected

    3/16/2017 1:32:13 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Was surprised when I stepped on the scale this morning and saw the same number staring back at me that was there yesterday. Why? Because I had experienced a noticeable increase in inflammation last week and suspected that it could be a combination of both increased physical activity and a carb int... Read more

  • I worked out today

    3/16/2017 11:17:20 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    This might not seem like much of an achievement but for me, at this time in my life, it is. I went to the mall and walked for 30 minutes because it was too cold to walk outside. It feels really good. I took the time to do intentional exercise and to focus on my health, and I'm going to keep this pat... Read more

  • Day 15: Resisting the smell of fast food

    3/16/2017 10:21:00 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Short one today. Yesterday went well. Since I've been eating salads every day...and getting a bit bored of it, I tried something new. A bagel with 1 1/2 tablespoons cream cheese. Total calories around 300 calories, so 100 calories more than my salad but I can't eat salad every day I just can't! Got... Read more

  • Accountability Blog - March 16, 2017

    3/16/2017 9:43:29 AM, by MARATHON_MOM

    It has been an okay week so far. THANK GOD tomorrow is Friday, though. I am beyond ready to get this week in the DONE column and have a nice relaxing weekend. Although I'm not sure exactly how relaxing it will be... considering our exercise bike arrived yesterday and will have to be put together ... Read more

  • Olivia

    3/16/2017 8:40:17 AM, by COOP9002

    Olivia came home from school yesterday. Not sure how it really went. She didn't say a lot. She discovered that she is ahead in a couple of classes, due to the later start here in Maryland. However, there is one class that she did not have due to a different emphasis in the schools here. thanks... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    3/16/2017 6:38:26 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another good easy day at work yesterday ran 4 miles out from work ate dinner kind of by myself while I helped youngest with some homework and then we played Legos a little and finished the original Star Wars trilogy. Rest day today which is good because I didn't get enough sleep because I didn't eat... Read more

  • Snow and Not Running

    3/15/2017 8:45:09 PM, by MOBYCARP

    I haven't run for two days, and the last time I ran it was a short run. This is abnormal for marathon training, and I feel something akin to taper crazies coming on. Lots of mental games and second guessing, even though I know intellectually that it will all work out. Monday would have been a... Read more

  • a relaxing day

    3/15/2017 8:22:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy and not do much here today. it was a very cold and windy day here.so my daughter and i opted to stay in today. all of the birds say cheep.cheep! the science centre outing was fun! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Prayers Answered!! THank-You!

    3/15/2017 5:11:15 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Hard week. The family has been waiting for the surgeon to call us with a date and time for My MIL to have her lung surgery. Monday they did another CT scan and...... Drum roll....... The fluid level has gone down!! They have canceled any surgery plans for now. She is in NO discomfort and is ... Read more

  • March 15th: Three small steps towards your goal

    3/15/2017 2:43:42 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    So three steps towards my goal of saving for credit cards are: Don't spend on ONE credit card Use my good behaviour to fund my savings-for example if I mange 7 days of completing my list, that's an extra pound onto my card. Less take out! Because I use my card for that! ... Read more

  • Narrowing the Focus

    3/15/2017 1:54:42 PM, by FRANCLYN

    My brain and life are in a chaotic state almost constantly now. I've decided that part of taking control of what I HAVE some control over includes limiting the distractions in my life. I enjoy my Facebook time and even spend much of it on hyperthyroid support pages but I spend too much time there.... Read more

  • Perspective: Two Years, No Progress? Lots of Progress?

    3/15/2017 1:08:50 PM, by MUFFIY831

    Huh. So the last time I weighed this little was about two years ago. So I've either made zero progress or I've made TONS of progress. This graph tells me lots of things. 1. GOOD GOD I HAVE BEEN HERE A LONG TIME. Doing the same thing, with varying levels of commitment and therefore ... Read more

  • Joining a Gym with my friend!

    3/15/2017 12:03:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It's amazing to me that this has transpired the way it has... because just yesterday I was thinking about how much I missed my (expensive) old fitness center and I was considering trying to find a cheaper place to work out... well, today my friend Katie told me that she joined Planet Fitness and was... Read more

  • No change in weight

    3/15/2017 12:02:05 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    My weight hasn't changed. I am still at 200 pounds. I couldn't do any exercising yesterday due to the cold weather and I was wearing a dress. Plus I was still a little sick yesterday and I didn't want to get worse. I am hoping that it is a little warmer today when I get home from dad's appointment w... Read more

  • Day 14: so far so good..

    3/15/2017 10:33:08 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I got alot of great coffee replacement ideas yesterday in my blog, thanks! I did end up trying green tea. It was the zen flavor from starbucks. I bought a box from walmart since I'm used to that flavor. It was a bit bitter but so is coffee without sugar and cream. Aaaand, no symptoms! No problems!!... Read more

  • Frustrated for Olivia

    3/15/2017 10:20:33 AM, by COOP9002

    our daughter, Olivia, begins school today. she is having trouble getting her transcripts sent from her old high school. unfortunately, they don't know what their doing back in Centralia. ... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    3/15/2017 6:34:00 AM, by RO2BENT

    More of the same at work easy-going and excellent quality time at home with the kids and wife. They were off school so no homework yesterday other than the middle has a diorama due Friday. Expect more of the same today but the kids have school so we'll have homework... Read more

  • Mid-March Update

    3/15/2017 6:28:55 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    So the scale has held steady at the top end of my goal weight range for the last couple of weeks - 130 pounds. This is OK with me because I started measuring again, and I've seen those heading south even though my weight has maintained. What I was surprised to find is that I had gained several inche... Read more

  • a fun day

    3/14/2017 7:20:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just got back a while ago with my daughter. we went to a science centre today and had lots of fun! tomorrow, we are heading to a museum to see what is happening there. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • March 14th: The goal you are working towards

    3/14/2017 4:56:54 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    The goal I am working towards at the moment is to reduce what I owe on my credit cards. So I'm saving money and focusing on one credit card at a time. It's not looking too difficult. I'm aiming to save a little bit more than I need to on each card so that when I focus on the next card I have a buffe... Read more

  • Day 13: I MISS COFFEE!!

    3/14/2017 10:27:55 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I'm taking things a bit slower this week because last week I really pushed myself on Monday and ended up so sore I could barely walk and got a killer migraine. Seriously, that was the worst pain I've ever felt. So yesterday I did an hour cardio but it was mainly walking with some jogging intervals t... Read more