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  • Day 26/90: Bam! It's off again!

    1/30/2015 9:57:33 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    So I just have to start this with BAM! That 4 lbs I gained the other week is gone! Woo hoo!!! Yesterday we got hit with that snow storm. Therefore there was a lot of snow that needed to be shovelled. So instead of doing the pila... Read more

  • FitBit year in review - 2014 (finally!)

    1/30/2015 8:55:56 AM, by MAGNOLIA416

    Just this morning I got my 2014 FitBit year in review....it's pretty cool! I set mine up with Metric but the review shows miles...that's 3700km. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/30/2015 8:32:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! it did not snow as much as it was calling for here, which made my commute yesterday not too bad. today, it is supposed to be very cold outside. i have an errand or two to run before i go to work today. my daughter does not know that mommy got her a few things she likes. ... Read more

  • Food tracking

    1/30/2015 7:59:18 AM, by SWITCHBLADE

    So for the first time in a long time, I have been tracking my food and exercise pretty diligently, and I know that everyone says that tracking is the key to losing weight, but it didn't really hit me until this morning. Just having a baseline of where I should be and knowing how close I am to it so... Read more

  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is

    1/30/2015 6:17:46 AM, by RUNNERSTEPHE

    4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses fa... Read more

  • Day 20

    1/30/2015 1:47:23 AM, by TMONA85

    One step forward, two step back. It's funny how the day before I could write about how great it was to distract myself, yet the next day, my impulse to get some take-away couldn't be controlled. I don't understand how despite seeing the results in the last month, I just can't say no. I know a ... Read more

  • 100k and other things (since I haven't blogged in forever)

    1/29/2015 6:06:35 PM, by LISAINMS

    I completely fell off the blogging bandwagon last spring. I started training for an Ironman and my spare time dwindled to zero. I was still coming to SP to log my food and keep up with my Sparkpeeps, but I was further and further behind on blogging updates. I have a lot of catching up to do! I'll wr... Read more

  • Love Yourself Part II

    1/29/2015 3:56:28 PM, by AMSPARKS23

    I ran in to one of my friend's mom from high school, when she commented on how she thought I had lost weight. I looked at her a little shocked, because I see myself every day. Admittedly the scale has gone down since I have seen her, and my clothes fit differently, but I hadn't given it too much tho... Read more

  • Quitting the sugar

    1/29/2015 3:21:39 PM, by YRNO1FAN

    Monday January 12th was my first day of quitting sugar. The first 3 days were the hardest. I had a headache for about 10 days. I cut anything processed, red meat, coffee, alcohol & dairy except for eggs out of my diet. (Think candida cleanse). 1000 calories a day. ( I needed to jumpstart my metabo... Read more

  • Thursday

    1/29/2015 12:28:10 PM, by COOP9002

    it's a cloudy and dreary day in mid-Mo, but it's not too cold out today. due to the high winds i did my run inside at the rec center. now i'm trying to get some things done here at the church. our oldest daughter and her fiance got some great news about a place to live after they get married. ... Read more

  • eating personality disorder

    1/29/2015 12:17:37 PM, by CPEMBERTON01

    Busy morning: Dropped Mabel off at the Vet for shots/microchip/spaying. On the way to work after I had a few mins to contemplate breakfast. I thought..."I have oatmeal at work. Nope. McDonalds? too far. Subway? close, but slow. Burger King? nah, too fatty, but close.... and quick. Get subway, spend ... Read more

  • COFFEE!

    1/29/2015 11:53:06 AM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    First I want to thank everyone for their amazing support. I really needed to vent and so it was nice to just "get it out there". thank you. I was going to do a DVD workout this morning. I am currently doing the Combat workout, which is appropriate for kicking the Mutant ninja Fatcells in the... Read more

  • horrendous

    1/29/2015 11:34:07 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    There was another explosive episode yesterday. I'm so over this. I hate whining about it but I need to write it out. There was nothing physical so no worries there but it was nasty. Apparently I ruined my son's birthday according to hubby. I didn't do it exactly how he wanted it so he was pouti... Read more

  • Day 4

    1/29/2015 9:51:20 AM, by KORINE2

    Today was recovery day so was a nice easy stretch workout. I was feeling ambitious so I pulled out my old trampoline and I forgot how much fun it is to run on it and do jumping jacks. I was looking for an actual workout and came across this one youtu.be/XaZu4-1RZas which was a lot o... Read more

  • Day 25/90: Breaking Down My Guards

    1/29/2015 9:19:03 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    So I have been doing some thinking as of late and I have some changes I would like to make that are not fitness related but are good for my mental health. First one...I need to make time for myself, my hobbies and friends again. I used to scrapbook, bake specialty cakes, etc. I used to have r... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/29/2015 8:44:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    another wonderful day. it is calling for some snow later this afternoon. it may or may not affect my commute home, as it is supposed to snow later this afternoon into the evening. i will dress accordingly when i head to work today. my daughter is doing well in school and says hi. all the birds say h... Read more

  • Success

    1/29/2015 8:19:47 AM, by MAGGIGIRL

    Do a little it is better than NONE. I have been working with this one. So I went to the Zumba class on my street instead of my fav. That way I could fit is in! I walked 10 min and not 40 but at least I did it. I ate and drank the "better" foods. and now I lost this week 1.8 lbs!! Sometimes small... Read more

  • Miraculously, right on schedule!

    1/29/2015 7:53:15 AM, by SWITCHBLADE

    Woooo-hooooo! So I finally weighed myself this morning, since I had skipped last week, and I am down 5 pounds! This is so exciting! I made a bet with my mom that I could lose 30 pounds by the beginning of July. If I lose the weight, she pays for my flight to Spain! This basically me... Read more

  • Rheumathoid Arthritis rears it's head again

    1/29/2015 5:09:11 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    For the last 10 years I had RA pretty well controlled, with only minor flare ups. I had to make minor adjustments to my life and one big one: 1. First I changed from running continuously to the run-walk Galloway method and still did a couple of half marathons. I did however realize that doing... Read more

  • Matthew 5:16

    1/28/2015 7:01:22 PM, by RUNNERSTEPHE

    In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. ... Read more

  • Day 19

    1/28/2015 5:55:44 PM, by TMONA85

    Distraction is the key and tonight it worked very well. So well in fact that I just woke up from an accidental hour and a half nap on the sofa and now it's past my bedtime. It could have been another disastrous night, and it wasn't. I love food, but when I'm stressed, and this week counts, foo... Read more

  • Jillian Michaels 90 Day Body Rev: W3, D4

    1/28/2015 4:51:46 PM, by DISASTERFISHY

    So yesterday I decided not to do the cardio because I had such a crazy day before. I literally tracked over 2000 calories burned so I knew it was time to take a wee break. Having said that I still walked 5 kilometres! I thought the rest would be good and it was BUT I also didn't want to do the ... Read more

  • It's my birthday today! Big weigh-in tomorrow

    1/28/2015 3:58:31 PM, by KENDRASTIC

    I am 32! Bang the drums, turn up the music, just don't bring me cake. I had this great idea to do a DietBet that has a final weigh-in date tomorrow. So, today I have to do really good. I am on track. I just can't...splurge today. Too risky. Yesterday when I juiced, I took the left over pu... Read more

  • indulged

    1/28/2015 1:43:34 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Yesterday went really well although I indulged on the cake... I had a little more than I wanted to, I ended up going for a second (much smaller) piece. I didn't feel super stuffed though. I have some really cute pictures but my phone won't let me post them...it's getting really annoying not h... Read more

  • Getting over sickness

    1/28/2015 10:52:34 AM, by MATHISC4464

    Winter is always hard for me because I get sick a lot. I had a really bad allergy problem last week, part of it was I missed one of my allergy shots, plus I think i over worked myself with working out and school and work and I didn't leave time for my body to recover. So after a week of pretty much ... Read more

  • Back at it

    1/28/2015 10:41:55 AM, by TATERCAT

    Hello everyone. Hubby, myself and the two kitties finally made it over to the east coast and slowly settling in. It has been a hectic two months, but we are finally slowing down on the craziness. Lots of things didn't go as planned, but we managed to get through them. Anyway, now that that... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/28/2015 10:31:34 AM, by COOP9002

    Got on the stationary bike today. the rec center was rather desolate this morning, but the regular crowd started showing up a little later than usual. I'm hoping to take my run outside tomorrow, and enjoy our rare and beautiful January weather here in mid-Mo.. enjoy your Wednesday.... Read more

  • Day 24/90: Digging Deep and Pushing Hard!

    1/28/2015 9:43:42 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Day 24 for already! Cannot believe it. I am so motivated. I am actually disappointed that next week is a choice workout week due to my holidays. Thinking perhaps I will be doing some Insanity Max and P90X3 as my 'choice' workouts. hahaha This morning's workouts were killer! I mean it was two... Read more

  • Gili Islands

    1/28/2015 9:00:39 AM, by APED7969

    Very excited that in mid June my husband and I will be heading to the Gili Islands for two weeks. I'm sure there will be lots of snorkelling, relaxing, and going to the beach but I'm also going to be doing some volunteering. Since cars aren't allowed on the island much of the transport is done by ho... Read more

  • Working out

    1/28/2015 8:57:58 AM, by SWITCHBLADE

    Why is it that when you get to the gym it's not that bad, but before you get there you are thinking of a billion and one reasons not to go? Like right now, I am dressed in my gym clothes, writing this blog, and really not wanting to go because it is super cold out there. To be honest, my wor... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/28/2015 8:44:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm making great progress in both of my online courses this week. the job is going well. my daughter is enjoying school these days. the job,school and being with my daughter take up most of my time these days. that is fine with me. i still keep in touch regularly with my good friend, the one who hel... Read more

  • Promised myself to stick to it......

    1/28/2015 12:30:51 AM, by SWITCHBLADE

    So today I ate way too much after I got back from my French class and so I decided to take my dogs for a long walk, and now I don't feel AS disgusting. Funny how just getting moving makes you feel better. I really hope that I stick to this blog and updating this web page, even if no one reads it. ... Read more

  • Day 8

    1/27/2015 10:51:05 PM, by OJI-WOMAN

    Sorry Sparkie, I haven't blogged for 2 days. I actually did yesterday but I don't know what I did but I deleted my blog and I had a good paragraph too. It was before bed and I didn't want to redo it. So anyway....here goes!!!I Yesterday, Monday ..a week since I joined and decided to blog. I ... Read more

  • I lost another pound

    1/27/2015 9:57:47 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Lost another pound. I was at 220 pounds and now I'm at 219 pounds. The amount of exercises that I did yesterday must of helped. I did a Walk Away The Pounds 5 miles DVD (68 minutes), 30 minutes on the treadmill and 15 minutes on the stationary bike. I would of done more yesterday on the bike but we ... Read more

  • In the beginning (part 2)

    1/27/2015 6:26:55 PM, by RUNNERSTEPHE

    So the trainer I started with set me up with a program that was all machines. Starting out it was fine. After awhile it became boring, that trainer ended up quitting, and I didn't miss her. When the time came for a reassessment I was given this young lady that just got out of college. She even asked... Read more

  • Day 2

    1/27/2015 5:54:51 PM, by KORINE2

    I am getting better everyday working harder pushing further. I went to the gym today also which I love doing running on the treadmill is a great stress reducer. I figure writing this down will keep me going. Saw a friend I hadn't seen in awhile and she said I look thinner but I haven't lost any w... Read more

  • Ugh.....

    1/27/2015 4:46:50 PM, by SWITCHBLADE

    The past two weeks have been rough.....I started off the diet really well, as I was visiting my parents and its warm back home and I was eating well and lost three pounds very quickly. Over the past two weeks, I have still been eating well, exercising frequently (although not on a daily basis... Read more

  • Day 18

    1/27/2015 4:23:21 PM, by TMONA85

    I went out for dinner tonight which was lovely. I knew I'd eat out, so I had a smallish lunch so it would accommodate for dinner in town too. That being said, the place I went to does "light" pizzas which are really just very small portions. It's weird, because while I had pizza, I basically stayed ... Read more

  • Love Yourself

    1/27/2015 2:37:15 PM, by AMSPARKS23

    I love to read other Spark Members' blogs to hear about their successes and challenges that come with the daily choice of being healthy. Today I came across a question that moved me beyond belief, "What would someone who loved themselves do?" When I thought of that question I thought about all... Read more

  • "No pain, no gain" is BS... being uncomfortable.. well....

    1/27/2015 2:05:20 PM, by BLUESPYDER41

    The first step in doing something different is noticing. I pat myself on the back for having gone in to see my physician and starting physical therapy rather than trying to run through it or suck it up. "No pain no gain" is pure BS. I injured my knee over a week ago thanks to overuse whi... Read more

  • day 391: birthday cake cravings

    1/27/2015 1:48:07 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So today is my son's 4th birthday! He woke up excited lol. For breakfast he requested pancakes bagel chicken and ninja turtle yogurt which I made for him. I ended up having a couple bites of pancakes and bagel though...ugh! I keep thinking about the cake tonight which is pretty bad. I will have... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/27/2015 11:39:29 AM, by COOP9002

    Things are starting to get back to normal around the church today; at least as "normal" as we can get around this place. I ran inside this morning due to the marginal cold, and some sinus junk that just won't seem to leave me alone. hope your Tuesday is going well.... Read more

  • My Mental Breakthrew (a serious blog)

    1/27/2015 10:38:01 AM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    Anyone watching the Biggest Loser or Dr Oz will know that with weight loss comes mental breakthroughs. What is holding us back? What makes us self sabbatoge or attempt to give up on a long speed bump? Many things can be hidden in oneself and it takes years to uncover. I, however, have been f... Read more

  • Day 23/90: My Arms are Spent!

    1/27/2015 9:10:37 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    I have to begin by telling you a somewhat funny story that happened last night. So as I was letting my van warm up before heading home from work last night the hubby called to say the guys were bugging him to come out and he was thinking of going. Well all of a sudden we disconnected. I thought I ... Read more

  • Day 23/90: My Arms are Spent!

    1/27/2015 9:09:49 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    I have to begin by telling you a somewhat funny story that happened last night. So as I was letting my van warm up before heading home from work last night the hubby called to say the guys were bugging him to come out and he was thinking of going. Well all of a sudden we disconnected. I thought I ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/27/2015 8:58:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm still in training for my new job. that is fine with me. i am happy to have a job. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep. i am keeping up the best that i can with the schedule i have now. i manage to get in some exercise every day and i am doing pretty well with my ... Read more

  • Tuesday with a Smile #4 When Quiet Finishes

    1/27/2015 2:24:01 AM, by HOT4FITNESS

    My training has began for the Lincoln Half Marathon scheduled the first Sunday in May.It has been a whirlwind of a training. One day I am amazed at myself for exceeding my limits and running faster and harder and other days I'm frustrated at my slowness and it seems I just can't pick up the pace. L... Read more

  • Update

    1/26/2015 11:59:14 PM, by ANNIKBIRNBAUM

    Wow. It has been a long time since I've updated. I was reading my last blog post here to see where I was when I last wrote. Apparently in a place of overbearing despair. Things have gotten better. My last boyfriend and I broke up due to his narcissistic, controlling, manipulative, and emotional... Read more

  • 50 Miles in January

    1/26/2015 8:59:15 PM, by MAMARUNNING4GOD

    I did it! I hit my monthly goal of 50 miles!! I am currently at 52 and have 16 more miles to run this week in my training plan! So I'll be at 68 for the month! WOOP! I love when I logged into Garmin and tracked my run, this put this cool little badge on my dashboard! Read more

  • Jillian Michaels 90 Day Body Rev: W3, D2 Workout 4!

    1/26/2015 5:47:26 PM, by DISASTERFISHY

    It's my first date with Workout Four. From reading in the forums, this seemed to be preferred to workout 3. I'm not sure about that. I struggle with the first workout; I only have a small laptop so its hard to do all the floor workouts without watching first, so it is just a bit of a juggle. ... Read more

  • Day 17

    1/26/2015 3:31:35 PM, by TMONA85

    Weigh-in day: 64.7kg I was talking to a work colleague today - every other day he runs home, which is something I'd love to do, but I find it too complicated. Instead, I got home from a way too long day at work changed in my running clothes and did my week 2, day 1 of the Couch to 5k pro... Read more

  • there will be cake tomorrow...

    1/26/2015 1:31:03 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I have really felt out of control this month on and off. I know I'm overreacting because I am still losing weight and haven't gained..but mentally I haven't been as dedicated to my journey. I think I'm just tired and lazy since the end is in sight and I'm so close to my goal. It also doesn't he... Read more

  • Monday

    1/26/2015 10:46:29 AM, by COOP9002

    Thanks for your prayers for Scott. According to his wife all went well at the funeral yesterday and he got some rest last night and is on his way back home today. Our weather is still extremely mild for January. However, our friends on the East coast are in for one awful mess. Prayers going ou... Read more

  • Day 1 Insantiy

    1/26/2015 9:23:59 AM, by KORINE2

    So I had to start over due to illness did my fit test and I did better than the first time I did it.Back to it I go hopefully this time no illness will stop me. Switch Kicks 32 Power Jacks 33 Power Knees 77 Power Jumps 20 Globe Jumps 11 Suicide Jumps 12 Push-up Jacks 18 Low Plank Ob... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/26/2015 9:20:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. another week of work starts for me today. still more to learn. so i will be undergoing more training this week. that is fine with me. i want to know how to do what is needed to be done from m... Read more

  • Day 22/90: Week Four Already!!!

    1/26/2015 9:18:25 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    I had a really nice weekend. despite the upset on Friday of gaining weight this week instead of losing, I decided not to let it get to me. Saturday my son had a great time at his wee wiggles class. I think he ran for the entire 45 minutes. It was hilarious! But then he had a great afternoon... Read more

  • Ugh.

    1/26/2015 2:38:06 AM, by JOBATCH80

    So I woke up exhausted, it's raining and I have PMS so ive decided not to run today. I don't seem to be losing the weight as quickly as I'd like and I'm generally feeling pretty unmotivated, which is incredibly unhelpful as I've so much to do. So; I'm going to make some objectives for the week ... Read more

  • Feeling better

    1/25/2015 9:54:07 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I feel much better now. Ate less processed food today and less salt. I had my blue dress and heeled boots on for a while this morning but changed after awhile. I was still bloated this morning but now I'm not. I was at 221 pounds but I'm hoping to be lower soon. I think that the bloat was leftover f... Read more

  • Ready For The Week...

    1/25/2015 8:56:32 PM, by ROXYZMOM

    Sundays is my "soup day". I make a big pot of soup and put it in individual servings in the fridge. Every day I grab one and take it to work for lunch. This week I decided to make chicken noodle soup - I added broccoli, cauliflower, habanero, and cayenne to the main ingredients. I LOVE spice in... Read more

  • 126 Days to go!

    1/25/2015 4:59:38 PM, by JBAILEY1122

    Dinner - Regular size Bangkok Curry w/ seared chicken + extra broccoli & 2 Deschutes Mirror Pond pale ales @ Noodles & Co. Snack - Starbucks venti 2-pump no-whip mocha AM Weight - 137 Breakast- Smoothie (almond milk, greek yogurt, chia seeds, spinach, banana, strawberries, ice) and coffee w/ c... Read more

  • Jillian Michaels 90 Day Body Rev.: WEEK 3!

    1/25/2015 3:06:18 PM, by DISASTERFISHY

    I've reached week three. After reading online about how much harder Week 3 was, I was a bit frightened. i mean, i felt ready; Weeks 1 and 2 were good but after the first few days, I stopped feeling challenged. So I was ready for Week 3. And then I went to the blogs. And it was like Week 3 was a... Read more

  • Prayer Request

    1/25/2015 2:56:34 PM, by COOP9002

    We were blessed with a great crowd at worship this morning. However, our youth minister is away this weekend taking part in the funeral of a parent of one of his former students in Illinois. Please pray for his safety as he travels back home after a sleep deprived weekend. Blessings... Read more

  • Day 16

    1/25/2015 2:10:07 PM, by TMONA85

    Another good Sunday; it was my volunteering day, but also Sundays I like to clean the kitchen/bathroom, so I feel very productive. Stopped at the grocery store on the way home as I needed some stuff for the upcoming week. I've noticed recently that since tracking food and planning my meals, I'... Read more

  • In the beginning (part 1)

    1/25/2015 10:30:51 AM, by RUNNERSTEPHE

    I began my fitness journey around 2006. I was at work, and got a call from my Mom. That isn't a good sign in itself. My father had a heart attack. Thank the Lord he was going to be ok, but I really needed to look at myself. I was over 200 lbs, and ate horribly just like he did. Much of my medical is... Read more

  • Defeated

    1/25/2015 9:16:30 AM, by JEANNIE52112

    So I am feeling totally defeated and it makes me so frusterated that I have allowed myself to get to this point. I have been down this weight loss rollercoaster so many times. Each time because I have had a baby, and I have taken off the weight, but it seems like this time is even more trying. I can... Read more

  • Photos from my Sunday morning hike

    1/25/2015 2:58:02 AM, by APED7969

    For the last four weeks I've been hiking with my dog Lucky. We've been doing around 2 hours each week. Unfortunately my other dog Mack is getting too arthritic so he doesn't get to come, but Lucky loves it. Today we hiked up a large hill and along the top of a range, it's not a well known trai... Read more

  • Day 5

    1/24/2015 10:17:04 PM, by OJI-WOMAN

    Day 5 already Where does the time go. I don't know but keeping track of nutrition intake is hard. Caloric levels are okay but its in the potassium and calcium area that I am having a hard time getting too. Well below the required level. I guess tomorrow I am going to have to rethink my menu and... Read more

  • Any suggestions

    1/24/2015 9:49:38 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Does anyone have suggestions n what to take care of bloat even though TOM is over? I feel bloated even though I haven't had my period since the beginning of the week. Today was a pain with the bloat. Especially tonight. Does anyone have an idea besides cutting down my salt intake? Something like a O... Read more

  • Week Three of Half Marathon Training

    1/24/2015 9:15:28 PM, by GLORIAMAJDI

    This week didn't really turn out as I had expected as far as training goes. It wasn't bad or anything, it just wasn't what I had planned! This week's schedule called for a two mile run on Monday, a three mile run on Tuesday and a three mile run on Thursday - then the group run on Saturday. I knew... Read more

  • 127 Days to go!

    1/24/2015 4:48:19 PM, by JBAILEY1122

    Ok, I know I'm starting this really early, but hey - training for a marathon takes a long time. I'm trying to qualify for Boston this time folks, so I need every motivational tool I can get. I have this bulletin board up next to my bed tracking my lbs lost (aiming for 10 more) and my runs - I need t... Read more

  • Day 15

    1/24/2015 3:31:46 PM, by TMONA85

    Following yesterday's disastrous evening, today has been fine. Cooked a lovely recipe from the Spark recipes - so good! I've been meaning to try it for ages, glad I finally have. Link to it below: recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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    9319 The weekend... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/24/2015 2:48:47 PM, by COOP9002

    We survived the lock-in and had over 100 students. Hoping to rest some today. Blessings... Read more

  • Trying to save my life. How I got here.

    1/24/2015 2:14:15 PM, by RUNNERSTEPHE

    I'm not sure if this will be read or not. I signed up here a few years ago, when my friend Denise and I were on a run together. At that time I was logging everything on Livestrong and Dailymile. There was little to no interaction at all on livestrong. I found Sparkpeople hard to figure out so I aban... Read more

  • Vegan for 24 days now

    1/24/2015 12:37:14 PM, by LBP1961

    Since my hubby was diagnose with celiac and all of his intolerance, it has been funny ( and by funny I mean sad) to people watch the reaction of people. Always the same thing : Oh I would die if I could not eat bread! Research shows that your brain listens to your words. If you convince yourself ... Read more

  • Half Marathon Training - Day 6

    1/24/2015 11:32:32 AM, by BRIGUY007

    I got my training run in this morning between the rain. I hit a PR this morning - 11 miles! That is the first time in my life that I have ever run that far at one time. I did it at a 9:48 pace, which I am pleased with. I didn't realize until I logged in to GarminConeect today that I had another PR ... Read more

  • Rough Week..

    1/24/2015 11:24:35 AM, by MAMARUNNING4GOD

    This week has been rough for me. I only got two days of running in (Sunday and Thursday) because I hit my head bad and then I got sick. It all just piled up on me at once. Today is my long run, and now my tummy is acting up again and I've been in the bathroom all morning long. I seriously do ... Read more

  • Day 14

    1/24/2015 1:52:55 AM, by TMONA85

    I can write off today, as I failed at the end of the day very badly. Here I was eating just fine, tracking, knowing what I'd had for dinner. Then I went into town for a coffee, and somehow found myself in KFC buying food for home, and just having a complete disaster of a night. I made it exa... Read more

  • Week 2 Of Working Out

    1/23/2015 11:57:40 PM, by LEMONMOUSE

    Well I have managed to work out now 3 days a week for 2 weeks. I so did NOT want to go this morning but I did. I was able to do the inch worm walk today for my 2 laps but then I was totally spent when it came time for the bear crawls. I was dead last in about everything. It was core, lower l... Read more

  • Good Life Halfsy and the 2015 Race Calendar

    1/23/2015 9:30:01 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Today is Friday. It's a rest day on my training schedule, which means I don't run. Instead I do a little kettlebell work and some squats, walk enough to get my step count in, and do my every day exercises. Some rest days, I barely make it past my step count goal. The big event today is not r... Read more

  • quick update: weigh in

    1/23/2015 1:27:45 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I knew if I trusted the process my tom bloat would drop off. I'm now down to 114 which was a goal range of mine for maintenance. At first my goal range was 110 to 115 but I changed that after signing up for the "last" challenges. I think a 5lb range is too far apart. My last goal is 110 to 113.... Read more

  • Pretzels & Ab Rollers - #4

    1/23/2015 1:15:35 PM, by FLGIRL1234

    Here it is...blog # 4 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 (total -5.0 lbs. lost so far ... Read more

  • Serbian Chicken & Eggplant Soup/Cookbook Recommendation

    1/23/2015 12:28:47 PM, by JAMIRBLAZE

    Another Eatingwell soup picked by the Guy. I'm not such an eggplant fan, but I'm trying (this week, I made an Indian eggplant recipe and it was delicious). Recipe here: www.eatingwell.com/recip
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  • Friday

    1/23/2015 12:14:32 PM, by COOP9002

    thanks for your prayers and concern for my mom. she is doing well today and heading home as i write this. our youngest daughter will attend her first lock-in at our church later today. of course, my wife and i agreed to work the midnight to morning shift this evening. praying for survival. have... Read more

  • 2015 Goals & Races

    1/23/2015 9:26:22 AM, by SDSWTP

    This time last year, I would have laughed if someone said I would run a race. In fact, at the time, you couldnít have talked me into running on purpose! When I started running, I didnít have a clue that it would grab hold of me so quickly. (I absolutely LOVE the peace of mind that comes with my f... Read more

  • Day 19/90: How Can I Fix This?

    1/23/2015 9:16:54 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Wow! Thank you everyone for the nice comments on my previous blog. I truly love hearing about all your goals and value your feedback. Today my workouts were great! Day 19 for Insanity Max: Today's workout was Friday Fight Round 1 Read more

  • it's friday

    1/23/2015 9:15:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! another week of work will be completed today. i am happy to have a job. my daughter says hi! all the birds say hi,too! haven't made plans yet for the weekend. i will just go with the flow. i like to take it easy after i work a full week. have a terrific day,everyone and... Read more

  • Strength and Curves over Pounds...

    1/23/2015 8:16:08 AM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    I feel like I am in a dilemna... I have been working out hard core the last week, but my exercises have all been geared towards strength and not so much cardio. I did run 3 times this week (two miles each time), but after taking a month off from running, I think the running is building my leg ... Read more

  • Half Marathon Training

    1/22/2015 9:36:05 PM, by BRIGUY007

    This is week one of training for my first half marathon. So far this week I have run just over 11 miles and spent over an hour in the pool. I know I was bad at swimming laps, but didn't realize how bad! I used to swim a lot - but never laps. Throw a sledge hammer in a lake and tell me to go find it,... Read more

  • Day 13

    1/22/2015 5:51:14 PM, by TMONA85

    Not much to report for today, busy day at work as usual. Still tracking food daily, I think I've settled into a routine with that. I usually write stuff down as I make breakfast and pack lunch, then I transfer them on the site before I go to work. It's help with giving me a view of how the day... Read more

  • JM 90 Day Rev.: W2, D5!

    1/22/2015 4:47:18 PM, by DISASTERFISHY

    Last night I fell asleep at 9 p.m. I couldn't keep my eyes open, I was so tired. From the walking and the Barre and the Jillian...I'm starting to feel exhausted. But...today is not the rest day, Sunday is. I'm going to rest HARD. I'm going to rest so hard, moss will be growing on me. But until ... Read more

  • Mom's Surgery

    1/22/2015 2:30:55 PM, by COOP9002

    I spent some time at Boone County Hospital this morning with my dad. My mom was having back surgery this morning. She is having spurs removed from her vertebrae that have been causing her a great deal of discomfort. When i left she was resting in the room with my dad sitting by her side. I am ... Read more

  • May not be around as much

    1/22/2015 1:32:44 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I really appreciate all the messages and comments from my last blog. I want to reply to every one but my computer is acting up. The only access I have to spark is my phone right now and it's extremely slow.. it's taking an hour just to type up this blog! My e-mail is overflowing with work and t... Read more

  • I still got it, but a kick in the butt would be nice.

    1/22/2015 12:37:58 PM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    I ran for 10 minutes yesterday morning without stopping. At least I know I still got it. I couldn't handle it after 20 minutes because it was so cold, so I went home. It was only 18 degrees outside. After running I did some core exercises, but of course the only sore part of my body are my thig... Read more

  • Updated Measurements & More

    1/22/2015 10:53:18 AM, by CHERRY666

    Measurements: Weight: 172.4 - 1/22/2015 (169.4 - 11/7/2013, 172 - 10/7/2013, 171.4 - 8/7/2013, 161.2 - 12/28/2012, 164.4 - 10/20/2012, 167* - 9/28/2012, 162 - 8/29/2012, 165 - 7/16/2012, 169 - 6/17/2012, 171 - 6/4/2012, 175 - 5/19/2012, 180 - 4/23/12, 191 - 3/13/2012, 198 - 1/18/2012) Wais... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/22/2015 10:03:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. i will make sure to get outdoors for a while and enjoy it. my daughter is doing well and says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! off to work in a while. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 18/90: Yeah - I totally rocked it!

    1/22/2015 9:20:59 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Wow! Thursday already! This week is flying by for me and I love it! Last night I went to bed for 9 pm...yes I know that may sound early to some but the hubby and I have been getting up at 4:30 am all week. He has a long commute this week, and for me it's only slightly earlier than what I norma... Read more

  • Day 3

    1/22/2015 9:03:39 AM, by OJI-WOMAN

    Totally forgot to blog yesterday. I have decided to blog to keep it real to myself. At the end of the year I want to be able to go back and do some reflections to see where I am/was emotionally. Right now I am feeling determined and I will fight this feeling of laziness. I think maybe it's because ... Read more

  • Prayer Request

    1/21/2015 8:53:28 PM, by COOP9002

    Hope your Wednesday has gone well. I have a longtime friend and his wife who are going through a rough time. I would appreciate your prayers for Dean and Susan. thanks... Read more

  • Illness

    1/21/2015 7:54:50 PM, by KORINE2

    Illness I couldn't workout so Monday I start day 1 over again which is fine. My children had also gotten sick. So I had to take care of them myself. I am however going back to the gym in the morning after I get out of work if I don't feel too tired. Working third shift can sometimes be tiring but I ... Read more