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  • Week 11

    3/28/2015 5:00:55 AM, by TMONA85

    I think writing every day or almost every day worked for a while for me, but I prefer writing a bit more so will be going to weekly entries starting today. I may have used a date calculator to figure out the number of the week! I obviously like my numbers... The past week has been up and down f... Read more

  • April Goals

    3/27/2015 11:10:40 PM, by KAREN42BOYS

    Half marathon mid-April (need to figure out if I’m sleeping near the race or if I’m driving there early early early with a friend) 2 mile time trial to get a sense as to how fast I am currently. Register for 5k early May. Weight: lose 3.5-5 pounds. Weight loss is harder when my running mil... Read more

  • I've Missed My Runs & Everyone Here!

    3/27/2015 9:17:09 PM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    I've missed everyone here so much! I've started running again and surprisingly, my husband has started walking with me during my warm ups before he returns home while I run. He also started the Adkin's Diet..and I've decided to start that today as well. We are inspiring each other! Un... Read more

  • Ermigawd the cricket final is on tomorrow.

    3/27/2015 5:38:01 PM, by JENB_121

    Right now I'm a wee bit sports obsessed. Or more honestly, I'm usually sports obsessed about something, it's just that right now it's the Cricket World Cup cause the New Zealand team is ON FREAKING FIRE! We made the finals so it's going to be a long night tomorrow night. The game is being played in ... Read more

  • Day 37 of the 'Q'

    3/27/2015 3:33:14 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    "They" aren't lying to you. Working out in the morning really does help you for the rest of the day. I'd missed my morning workout for the last two days, working out yesterday afternoon instead, and both days were horrible, 'let's never speak of these on pain of death' days, and though today was fre... Read more

  • Day 450- Friday weigh in and excess skin bodybuilding

    3/27/2015 2:39:06 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So March is almost over and we are entering the last week of the month. Time to reflect on my goals for the month and next month. This month I really focused on changing my attitude towards food. Last month I got in a lot of trouble last month during the first 2 weeks and valentines day. I can see n... Read more

  • What will it tolerate?

    3/27/2015 2:01:54 PM, by BLUESPYDER41

    Joel, my physical therapist who is also a runner, suggested it was time to see if my knee would tolerate some running. I went for my first run since January two mornings ago. The workout: 5 minute warm up followed by 10 intervals [run 1 minute, walk 1 minute] followed by a 5-6 minute walk to co... Read more

  • Friday

    3/27/2015 12:26:12 PM, by COOP9002

    thanks for your prayers for our daughter. she went back to school today and finally got a good night's sleep last night. i was able to get a nice run in this morning. Heading to Senior adult luncheon before picking up Olivia and a friend from school. Enjoy your Friday.... Read more

  • Day 75/84: Finish Line is in Reach!! Eeek!

    3/27/2015 9:11:41 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night we had a very healthy dinner of grilled chicken, veggies and okay not so healthy but still good - stuffing. I didn't have much of the stuffing. After the little guy went to sleep I successfully completed day 74 with P90X3 Agility X. Really good cardio workout. I am glad I made th... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/27/2015 8:43:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! I really enjoyed my day off yesterday. i will make having that day off a priority from now on. it is so worth it. other than working tomorrow afternoon, i do not have any specific plans for the weekend. i know that my daughter will be soooooo happy to see all the prese... Read more

  • First my daughters and now my grandson...

    3/27/2015 8:27:03 AM, by WINACHST

    Think I look like this lady: And I often hear, "There is Grandma" whenever she pops up on the screen... Read more

  • 2015 Spring 5% Challenge

    3/27/2015 8:05:26 AM, by SUNSHINEYOURWAY

    I am so excited about starting the Spring 5% Challenge. I completed the Winter Challenge and enjoyed it so much that I decided to come back for the Spring Challenge. I loved the excitement of it and everyone's participation.. Getting to know everyone, ups and downs. I am with in my goal weight... Read more

  • Throwback Thursday, more NSVs and tried a new recipe :)

    3/26/2015 1:48:54 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    wow. just wow. Another nsv today. I could really have used these stronger feelings back in February when I felt so depressed and unmotivated. But then I realize...after I got back on track, stopped binge eating and ate cleaner/got more water in was when the nsvs started rolling in again. Suddenly in... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/26/2015 1:38:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a much needed day off for me. i have been putting in a bit of extra time at work this week to make up for the hours i did not have to work last week. so i have less free time to pursue what i enjoy and to get some errands done. i will be working on my online courses tomorrow, as it will be the only ... Read more

  • Work Recognition and Random update!

    3/26/2015 11:57:37 AM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    I know its been a while since I have posted. Alot of it is because I have been terribly busy trying to get everything in order at work to take spring break off with my teenager. I finally faced the scale... I gained 4 lbs. Not too bad, but definitely as hard as it is for me to lose weight, no... Read more

  • Thursday

    3/26/2015 11:38:52 AM, by COOP9002

    our youngest daughter is home today with sinus junk. hoping that she can get to feeling better today and head to school tomorrow. Enjoy your Thursday.... Read more

  • Don't stop believing

    3/26/2015 9:31:47 AM, by MAGGIGIRL

    Here I am trying to make a go of the whole me project! This is my life. It has be sustainable. Looking at that a little more. Clearly I can't just loss 25 and gain 25 and lose and gain to reach my goal I have to focus and stay focused. Then what I focus on has to interesting and easy enough ... Read more

  • Day 74/84: Ten Days to Go! Oh Wow!

    3/26/2015 8:49:32 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Phew! Last night I was able to complete day 73 with The Challenge from P90X3. Tough upper body workout of push-ups and pull -ups. My upper body is sore today. This morning I woke up and felt okay - not too sore. So I got ready to rock out my workouts. Day 74 of Insanity Max 30 was Max ... Read more

  • Day 36 of the 'Q'

    3/26/2015 8:19:50 AM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    I hate that I missed a day. I would have loved to have a completely sequential journey. And it wasn't for lack of wanting...it was lack of internet, which I didn't discover until I was already going out the door for choir practice after just getting in the door long enough to make dinner and realize... Read more

  • Baking

    3/26/2015 7:44:27 AM, by APED7969

    Weight: 84 Calories in: 2171 Calories out: 2646 Exercise: 50 min morning walk Busy day at work which was good. Plus the little dog in with pneumonia seems to be improving. I'm about to do a bunch of baking. Hopefully I won't eat too much of it and it will sell well at the bake sale!... Read more

  • Making myself a priority

    3/26/2015 5:44:01 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I'm making smoothies at school to get my fruit and veggies in. I'm adding protein powder to make it last longer in my tummy. The only problem is the kids thinking that I'm making them a smoothie... And I've been hanging out with my favourite guys! Ice cream on the beach is al... Read more

  • Spring 2015 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

    3/25/2015 10:04:05 PM, by KKINNEA

    I'm going to keep these brief so I truly stay on top of blogging. My exercise commitment for the Spring challenge: - Follow my group marathon training plan - Perform the runner strength training program at least once per week - Cycle at least once per week... Read more

  • Good Days: Make It All Worth It

    3/25/2015 4:14:40 PM, by MRAMBLES

    Today is a good day. All too often, I have "bad" workout days and it influences the rest of the day. You know, those days where the run didn't feel good because you get a ton of side stitches or just feel drained/lackluster. Maybe it's my disposition, but I tend to have more negative workout days th... Read more

  • STRONG is the new SKINNY and conquering my binge disorder :D

    3/25/2015 2:04:38 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Today is just a good day. I feel positive. I feel strong. I know the scale isn't moving down but I just feel strong. Remember on Monday when I didn't feel sore. I did tae bo on Monday and I went hard. Then later I didn't feel satisfied and went for a 20 min walk with my kids and pushed my daughter o... Read more

  • Wednesday

    3/25/2015 11:47:37 AM, by COOP9002

    Trying to get ahead today. Blessings.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/25/2015 11:43:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,mild spring day here today. my daughter has grown some more. now she is a bit taller and she now takes a different size in shoes. she is counting down the days until her birthday. my sister and her husband are coming down for a visit on sunday afternoon and they definitely have something... Read more

  • Busier than a Bee

    3/25/2015 10:11:47 AM, by JAMIRBLAZE

    Have been super, super busy lately. Work is INSANE and keeping busy at home. I have some recipes to share reviews on soon. I have 6 days off in a row coming up soon. Will try to stay active and keep eating (the hard part for me) in check. Desperately need time away from the office, but drea... Read more

  • Leaking roof

    3/25/2015 9:23:59 AM, by APED7969

    Weight: 84.3 Calories in: 1614 Calories out: 3052 Exercise: Wk 3 BBG arms Well I tired to do the right thing last weekend and cleared off part of the roof. There's an area where the roof connects that had lots of leaves/debris in it so I finally borrowed a ladder and clear about half of i... Read more

  • Day 73/84: Feeling it in the Core

    3/25/2015 9:21:03 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Whew! Last night I was able to successfully complete day 72 with MMX. It was awesome. I really do enjoy this workout so much. The hubby and I watch about an hour of tv last night - Hells Kitchen - and then went sleep early. Which was good since I didn't sleep the night before. So I actually... Read more

  • Day 34 of the 'Q' - Ug, Tuesday Again?

    3/24/2015 6:55:30 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    Today was...just Tuesday. Today began with a disappointing workout. I was unfamiliar with the DVD and the instructor was surprisingly awful with the cueing. (Extremely unlike Chalene Johnson. Plus, it was Piyo, which is like yoga, the point of which is to try and get your head as close to your... Read more

  • does anyone else do this?? motivation markers

    3/24/2015 4:13:53 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So it's tuesday, I'm pretty busy but wanted to blog about progress markers because I've been thinking about it a lot. I've been trying to blog less like every other day instead of every day. I feel like I'm a parrot who won't stop yacking 246 I always end up blogging anyways. It just is th... Read more

  • One Year Later!!

    3/24/2015 3:44:07 PM, by MAPFARMS

    I started training a year ago to run my first 5k. It's amazing how much has changed since then. I ran my first 5k in May of 2014 and have done several since then! I ran my first 10k race on February 15, 2015 and I'm planning my first Half Marathon this May! What a difference a year can make! A... Read more

  • Tuesday Morning

    3/24/2015 1:08:49 PM, by COOP9002

    the rain forced me to run inside this morning, but i am thankful to have a place where i can get that accomplished. went to the dentist this morning for my semi-annual cleaning. trying to get some things ready for this week. Hope your Tuesday is going well. Blessings.... Read more

  • Sweaty Betty ad models that I am seeing today

    3/24/2015 11:20:08 AM, by WINACHST

    Has anyone seen these ads that are popping up on SP today? Is it just me or do these models look sickly and very unhappy? I was looking a Vogue magazine while waiting for hubby at the doctor's office and the models in that magazine looked terrible, not glamorous at all. Too skinny, it looked like my... Read more

  • Coffee makes me feel bloated

    3/24/2015 10:27:37 AM, by WINACHST

    I enjoy my coffee time in the morning. It is my "me" time. No one talks to me til I am done with my coffee. However, today I noticed that I get to feeling bloated after I am done. I need to start to wean myself from coffee. I am currently drinking "6" cups water with 3 tablespoons grounds. Thi... Read more

  • Day 72/84: Feeling Great!

    3/24/2015 9:10:21 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night was a wonderful evening with my son. He was great on the potty training front. Stayed dry all day so he was thrilled to receive more spider man stickers. hehe We ate a nice dinner together...I just love hearin him tell me stories now. His vocabulary is just improving every day. I can'... Read more

  • Daily blog

    3/24/2015 8:46:13 AM, by APED7969

    Weight: 84.9 Calories in: 2251 Calories out: 2964 Exercise: wk 3 BBG legs & cardio + balance/circuit class I know I already blogged today but I have decided to do a daily blog. I will try very hard to include weigh in, calories in and out and exercise for the day. I need to be more accoun... Read more

  • 100DaysOfFitness Challenge - Update #1

    3/23/2015 11:18:39 PM, by ABETTERCHERYL

    Day 1: Running Day 2: Bike ride Day 3: Elliptical Day 4: Elliptical I'm four days into my #100DaysOfFitness challenge. At least 30 minutes of some kind of physical activity every day for 100 days. So far so good. Lots of cardio which has been my go-to activity lately. I... Read more

  • Injury and frustration

    3/23/2015 7:58:14 PM, by APED7969

    Its been a rough couple of months. My husband lost his job and business has slowed for me which reduces my salary. Its also been really hot still. Over 100F many days even though it is supposed to be autumn here. This has manifested itself as over eating for me. Most of the food I'm eating is ... Read more

  • Monday

    3/23/2015 3:59:33 PM, by COOP9002

    I checked the radar before i left for my morning run and still got a little shower. fortunately it was short-lived. Now i'm trying to get a few things done with this beautiful day outside distracting me. Enjoy your day.... Read more

  • Paying attention - includes injury

    3/23/2015 2:57:34 PM, by BLUESPYDER41

    Paying attention includes noticing and admitting when one is injured. I'm 6+ weeks into physical therapy for a knee injury. I'm glad I am in physical therapy and that my knee is healing. I wound up injuring myself when my running shoes had too many miles on them. The last few years of my ... Read more

  • day 446: bleh it's monday and April plans coming up.

    3/23/2015 1:54:41 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So it's Monday and Monday is not an easy day for me. I know a lot of people feel this way. Even as a stay at home mom it is a bummer for me because I go back to "work" too. I get up early and start the cleaning/cooking/laundry etc. This morning I was going to sleep in but hubby woke me up at 5am. He... Read more

  • it's monday

    3/23/2015 12:56:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm catching up on some computer work now before i head to my job in a few hours. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and also say hi. i feel a bit better today, so i will go to work. i will see how i feel while i am there and go from there. have a wonderful day,every... Read more

  • Day 33 of the 'Q'

    3/23/2015 11:40:58 AM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    I randomly decided to wear my heart rate monitor during Piyo Sweat yesterday. Turns out I burn just as many calories doing 35 minutes of that as I do with 30 minutes of interval running. And I'd been using a setting on Sparkpeople for PowerYoga that only gave me about half the calorie count. I wasn'... Read more

  • Prayers needed for my community

    3/23/2015 9:10:40 AM, by MAPFARMS

    Our small town was rocked yesterday, prayers needed for a safe resolution without further incident. A woman was kidnapped where my daughter works, she got away and was able to run into the local grocery store to safety. Kidnapper is armed and conconsidered extremely dangerous. He shot at officers... Read more

  • Day 71/84: Pushing it to the Max!

    3/23/2015 9:08:45 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Whew! What a weekend. It was a good weekend although we are still struggling with the temper tantrums with my son. And he really regressed on the potty training front. Like I think we had more accidents then potty successes this weekend. It's frustrating because I don't want to make potty have a ... Read more

  • On The Edge Of The 180's - #12

    3/22/2015 8:45:23 PM, by FLGIRL1234

    Here it is...blog # 12 of my "52 blogs of 2015" promise I made to a friend of mine to keep me accountable. THE STATS: 204.2 - 1/01/15 (starting point) 201.4 - 1/08/15 (week 1) -2.8 200.2 - 1/15/15 (week 2) -1.2 199.2 - 1/22/15 (week 3) -1.0 197.0 - 1/30/15 (week 4) -2.2... Read more

  • it's sunday

    3/22/2015 8:26:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like i have come down with a cold. no wonder i want to take it easy these days. my daughter says hi and so do the birds. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Feeling better since trip to the emergency room

    3/22/2015 8:07:26 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I'm doing better since my trip to the emergency room. I saw my doctor the day after the stress test. He said that the emergency room didn't mention about my aorta arching but did mention about the fatty liver. He didn't mention that I didn't lose the weight that he wanted me to lose but glad t... Read more

  • When life knocks you down....come up swinging!!

    3/22/2015 5:37:57 PM, by KIMBEROU812

    I've been dealing a lot with my Celiac disease lately. I work diligently to keep it in check and am very careful and stay on track with what I put into my body and put on my body. The good news is that I can't even participate in a study for the disease because I don't have symptoms of being... Read more

  • Day 71

    3/22/2015 4:43:22 PM, by TMONA85

    I made cookies earlier - with one exception, none turned the round shape they should have been! That's ok though, they taste great and they'll be a good treat in the next week. As I volunteered Thursday, I was home today. I did the laundry, cleaned the house, baked, planned my meals and exerci... Read more

  • Day 32 of the 'Q' - Lefty Always Gets the Shaft

    3/22/2015 3:45:45 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    So I was sweating and swearing my way through Piyo Sweat (which has only a passing resemblance to yoga for anyone curious) and I realized that for all the years I have done work out videos at home, my left side always gets screwed out of my best effort. I spend 5 minutes balancing, lunging, liftin... Read more

  • Sunday

    3/22/2015 2:45:30 PM, by COOP9002

    Trying to enjoy a little down team between services. Enjoy your Sunday... Read more

  • A Bump in the Road for My Race Prep

    3/22/2015 8:36:11 AM, by CONAN1956

    One week from today, I am planning on running in my first road race since 2009. That was the year that I was heavily invested here on Spark, lost a lot of weight, and ran in a number of road races from 5k up to a half marathon in October of that year. Unfortunately, a knee injury followed by a DVT (... Read more

  • Following My Feet...

    3/22/2015 12:18:57 AM, by LIFEFOUNDONARUN

    I made it a goal this weekend to kind of make a change to my normal weekend running routine. I normally choose a goal distance along with a time I would prefer to run it in. I've been running for a few years now and realizing that I do it this way almost every weekend got me to thinking that maybe... Read more

  • 570 lb man commits to finishing a 5k every month this year

    3/21/2015 9:02:04 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Wow this inspires me so much! I don't know why I'm so nervous about running races. After reading about him I feel silly for worrying. Read more here: m.runnersworld.com/runners-sto
    ries/570-pound-man-commits
    -to-finishing-a-5k-per-mon
    th-in-2015?cid=social42432
    476&adbid=1015... Read more

  • Run Houston! Minute Maid Park - 5K

    3/21/2015 6:26:48 PM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    Had a good race today but I was a little off my typical pace. I finished at 34:35 at 11.1 minutes/per mile. Maybe it was the crowd, or the rainy weather. I was a little queasy on my way to the event but felt better after a few warm-up exercises. The only thing I did differently was eat a light b... Read more

  • Day 31 of the 'Q' - 1st Race of Spring

    3/21/2015 3:03:32 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    Today was the long awaited 5k that I was running with my oldest son. Not a huge affair, just a tiny local charity race, but it gave him an idea of what Mom has signed him up for. And boy, has Speedy learned something. He ran ahead of me for most of the race, then whined and walked most of the way ba... Read more

  • Saturday

    3/21/2015 12:40:54 PM, by COOP9002

    Our youngest daughter just got home from a sleepover at a friends house. She says they had a lot of fun, but she looks a little wore out. Enjoy your Saturday.... Read more

  • My commitment to myself

    3/21/2015 3:56:43 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    First of all, WOW. My last blog must have struck a chord because it was voted a featured blog post and I got 75 comments! I have recommitted this week. I made it to the gym 3 times! That is a very big deal for me, since I haven't been able to make it more than twice a week for ages. I went in o... Read more

  • 100DaysOfFitness Challenge

    3/20/2015 2:55:27 PM, by ABETTERCHERYL

    Okay, so I know it's been a while but I have a crazy idea to do one of these 100 day challenges that I've been seeing on Twitter and Instagram here and there. So today is going to be 249 for me and my goal is to workout or be active for 30 minutes a day for every single day for 100 days. ... Read more

  • day 443-weigh in day, not what I expected...

    3/20/2015 1:51:24 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So I stayed the same this week. My tom bloat did not go away and the scale still stayed up. I was seriously expecting it to go back down and even lose 1 more pound in the process. I was super strict this week and trained really hard. Daily runs and strength training classes plus tae bo on wednesday.... Read more

  • Day 68/84: Rocking it Today!

    3/20/2015 9:05:56 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night I finished off day 67 with Triometrics. I have to say it was a good decision to have this as my evening workout. My body had recovered enough throughout the day from my Insanity morning workout to really go all out for this workout. This morning I woke up a little tired but I still ... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/20/2015 8:09:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! i had a great day off work yesterday. i look forward to the next one that comes up. my daughter sends hugs to all of mommy's many spark friends. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. i am taking it easy to start off my day. then i will be off to work later this aft... Read more

  • Day 30 of the 'Q'

    3/20/2015 7:59:40 AM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    Today should totally be like a big party day! 30 days of Qsymia, 30 days of healthy eating, (not quite) 30 days of working out 6 days per week, 30 days of blogging, tracking, and using SparkPeople daily. 30 days of making my life more manageable using an easy cleaning schedule, 30 days of less TV an... Read more

  • Day 69

    3/20/2015 3:49:12 AM, by TMONA85

    I love my early mornings these days. It's back to being up at 6-6.30am without an alarm clock, just because it's light outside. I keep saying I will invest in a therapeutic light...thing...can't remember what they're called, for winter times, as every spring I realise how helpful it would be. Maybe ... Read more

  • I've lost my Spark Activity Tracker again!!!

    3/19/2015 7:01:34 PM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    I really liked my Spark Activity Tracker (SPAT). It kept me motivated, encouraged me to make 10 to 12 thousand steps per day, and helped me stay active. I often parked at the far end of parking lots just to get my steps in. It had it idiosyncrasies and limitation but for the price, it was a nifty... Read more

  • Rainy Thursday

    3/19/2015 4:53:57 PM, by COOP9002

    Our part of the state is getting some much needed rain today. It was nice to be able to get my run inside. Hopefully, we'll be able to enjoy some time together this evening as a family. Blessings... Read more

  • Rebirth of a Phoenix

    3/19/2015 3:01:09 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    "It’s marvelous to grow bored of a pattern, because it means you’re ready to let go of an old scenario and envision something that’s more in alignment with who you are in present time. Likewise, when you’re feeling disappointed and let down by life – I believe what you’re really be... Read more

  • Day 29 of the 'Q'

    3/19/2015 2:33:50 PM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    Today has been a mental challenge for me. A lot of old stress has crept in and I'm feeling the first bits of anxiety in the back of my head. It's like walking around waiting for someone to yell at you for something you know you haven't done, but you're still waiting anyway. It makes it hard for me t... Read more

  • Day 442:Finally registered for my first race!

    3/19/2015 2:08:36 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Well I finally did it. I am officially registered to run my first 10k on April 26th (a sunday morning) I don't know why I've been so hesitant about it. I think I'm just nervous that something will happen and I won't get to participate and be all bummed out. I was supposed to run the disneyland rac... Read more

  • Hmm..

    3/19/2015 1:22:29 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thank you all for your support. Unfortunately, some people in my family are the least supportive and are actually pretty controlling and emotionally abusive if I let them be, so I have to find support outside of my family. I've been doing really well, seeing my therapist, finishing my degree, g... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/19/2015 12:33:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm enjoying a much needed day off . i'm spending some time with my daughter today. i am slowly and steadily adjusting to the job hours and other changes as a result. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello. it is a beautiful sunny day here. have a terrific day,all!... Read more

  • My week 10 goals and plans

    3/19/2015 10:43:28 AM, by HILLRUNNER

    There are no excuses...this IS my life. Yes it is hard, living IS hard. Anyone can sit around and WAIT for things to happen. but the strong go out, hunt those things down, and get on with business!! That is the attitude I have for this week. Here are my plans for this week and my nitty gritty ... Read more

  • Day 67/84: Rocking My Workouts

    3/19/2015 8:56:57 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Yesterday was an intense day for me as my boss actually came to talk to me. I decided to put it all out there. I wanted to show that I won't be pushed around. I think it worked as he made a comment about how motivated I was and driven. So that was good. Last night I was able to fit in both m... Read more

  • Waiting For The Sunrise...

    3/19/2015 8:50:28 AM, by LIFEFOUNDONARUN

    If there is one thing I have learned about the way my body reacts to certain things, the most challenging of everything is lack of sleep. Or just having a night of poor quality sleep. Due to the way my schedule is right now and needing to be up hours before the sun even thinks about poking her ray... Read more

  • Ready to Run! (Sort of)

    3/19/2015 8:45:51 AM, by MRAMBLES

    It's official! My husband and I signed up for this year's Media 5 Miler in June. I kept mentioning it with him and finally said "Look, I'm doing this. You can run or drive me there. Your choice." And so he decided to run it too. Okay, here's the history. We used to live in Media, PA, the cutest... Read more

  • Tai Chi and Qigong part 4

    3/19/2015 7:10:10 AM, by PAPAMIKIE

    Body mechanics and Taijiquan and Qigong Many of you will know it is Curling Season (Tournament of Hearts, The Brier and the Worlds). I am a big fan of top level Curling and have been pleased that it has become more and more an athletic event. Yes top Curlers are Athletes, they train hard and th... Read more

  • Saltwater Cure

    3/19/2015 12:54:43 AM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    That about says it all tonight. How about you? Thanks to Amy Floyd for her beautiful image and lovely quote at http://www.flickr.com/photos/a
    my-lloyd/5457419804/ 304 Thanks to SparkPeople for the sweat! 549 247 220... Read more

  • The pain of loss...of running

    3/18/2015 7:10:26 PM, by SCARLETCHUBSTER

    I consider myself a runner (if that wasn't obvious) despite not being extremely good at it. At my best I was running 10k five times a week. At that point I decided I was going to try and make it to 13.1 miles, or the equivalent of a half-marathon. I never had an interest in actually running in... Read more

  • I got the job!!!!!!!!!!!11one

    3/18/2015 4:31:18 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    So I got the job :D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And it's way better money than I thought it would be. And the hours seem convenient for my schedule. And I can work all the overtime I want. Holy heck yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My schedule is 2:30-8 mon, wed, fri, sat... but I might go in earlier, like 12-... Read more

  • my breakthrough moment

    3/18/2015 4:27:59 PM, by JESSJUPITER

    The year (well last 6 months) have been the worst. There is no nice way to say it. The last year and a half has been very challenging. Most of it good. Lots of weight gain. But understandable through major life changes: new job, new career, new home, big move. It has been a major adjustment. And my... Read more

  • day??: did taebo and new abs NSV!

    3/18/2015 1:55:15 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So this morning I was sore from strength training yesterday but I decided to get up early and do taebo. I don't know why but I love to do it on Wednesdays for some reason. I guess it's just really convenient. It felt great and the soreness was gone after 10 minutes. I know my body and when I'm ... Read more

  • Day 28 of the 'Q'

    3/18/2015 11:33:20 AM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    Interesting how some calories go a long way. ^_^ Hit the high end and then some for the last couple days and feel much better. It's been hard to judge with the Qsymia killing my appetite. I really have to pay attention to the tracker and make sure I'm eating fairly regularly. I could lose weight by ... Read more

  • Better Today

    3/18/2015 10:24:43 AM, by COOP9002

    I'm feeling better today. Yesterday, I had to deal with some flu like symptoms and went home early from work. After spending a good portion of yesterday in bed, and eating crackers and bananas, I'm feeling more like myself today. Enjoy your Wednesday.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/18/2015 10:00:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through another day. a new day is now underway. i am taking it easy before i head to work later this afternoon. my good friend made some food the other day, so i can take it to work today. he is such a good friend. my daughter really enjoyed her sleepover and the movie the other day. she s... Read more

  • Day 66/84: OMG!!! I Finally Did it!!!

    3/18/2015 9:51:17 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Wow! It's been a nutty week so far for me. To begin yesterday some really disrespectful things happened towards me at work. Normally I try to be easy to work with, look for the positive in everything and don't try and stir the pot. But I snapped yesterday and actually said something. I did it pro... Read more

  • Taijiquan And Qigong A Students hand book Part 3

    3/18/2015 9:09:46 AM, by PAPAMIKIE

    Taijiquan and Qigong by the numbers When we learn the basic skill of math, we begin by learning the sequence of numbers; 1 comes before 2 and 2 comes before 3 and after 1. We then are taught that each number is in the sequence is one unit more than the number proceeding it and one unit less tha... Read more

  • The undead has come back to life!

    3/18/2015 3:01:11 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Happy Drink-Alcohol-til-you-pass-out
    -Day. I didn't participate.. but my roommate did. He is so hungover he had to call off of work (yikes) and is now worried about the security of his job (double yikes). My interview is in less than 7 hours and I'm nervous!!! I did extremely w... Read more

  • Day 66

    3/17/2015 5:12:13 PM, by TMONA85

    I've been trying yoga at home in the last few days - I can't afford to go to a yoga class as much as I'd like to try it; so thanks to having a TV on which I can also watch Youtube, I've been trying some of the beginner's classes. I love it! I was talking to a friend who does yoga on a regular basis,... Read more

  • gorgeous sunrise this morning on my Walk

    3/17/2015 5:01:04 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So my smoke detector kept beeping and beeping all night. I had planned on sleeping in this morning because I was sore from yesterdays workout. Well it was so annoying I finally got up, stood on a chair and unscrewed it. It needs a new battery. Well I was wide awake at that point and couldn't... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    3/17/2015 3:06:04 PM, by MOMMY445

    happy st. patrick's day! a day to enjoy and celebrate. my daughter had a sleepover at one of her friend's place the other day. this afternoon, they are off to see a movie, her friend's mom's treat. she likes to have stuff to do on march break. i will be spending some time with her on thursday,just t... Read more

  • Healthy habits reset

    3/17/2015 2:05:28 PM, by BEAR1991

    My goal is to lose 14 pounds by vacation, July 17, 2015. 1. I want to go to the beach in my swimsuit and enjoy my time, not feel self conscious about my body. 2. I want all of my summer clothes to slip right on with no tightness. 3. I want to be proud of myself and what my body can do.... Read more

  • Day 27 of the 'Q'

    3/17/2015 11:43:20 AM, by HOLLYPOTTER

    Tired and out of sorts again this morning so I'm going to try experimenting with my calories today. I'm usually in the middle of 1600-1900 but I'm going to push 2000-2100 for a couple days, see if that doesn't help a bit. Not dragging nearly as hard this afternoon, as evidenced by only one (large) c... Read more

  • Tuesday

    3/17/2015 11:35:00 AM, by COOP9002

    i got my run in this morning, but my stomach was acting kind of weird. Not sure what's going on. I have already had the flu once this year. Hoping I am not heading towards round 2. Blesings... Read more

  • Measurements

    3/17/2015 9:28:51 AM, by CHERRY666

    Weight: 175.2 - 3/17/2015 (172.4 - 1/22/2015) +2.8 Waist: 31 - 3/17/2015 (31 - 1/22/2015) +/-0 Hips: 43 - 3/17/2015 (42.25 - 1/22/2015) +.75 Thigh: 26.5- 3/17/2015 (26 - 1/22/2015) +.5 Calf: 15.5- 3/17/2015 (15.5 - 1/22/2015) +/- 0 Upper Arm: 12 - 3/17/2015 (12.5 - 1/22/101... Read more

  • I need to get out of this vicious cycle...

    3/17/2015 9:02:03 AM, by WINACHST

    I am struggling to get back to eating the way I ought to be to support health. I am eating too much junk. For the past 4 months I have been attempting to eat right, but find myself stuffing my face with junk food. It seems like every time I attempt to get back on track I end up binging on junk... Read more

  • Day 65/84: The Finish Line is in Sight!

    3/17/2015 8:59:31 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Whew! Cannot believe how close I am to completing my three month challenge! Woo hoo! Less than 20 days! Last night I completed day 64 of P90X3 with Accelerator. A great calorie burner. And I am very glad that I chose to do this one as my evening workout as I did need that little bit of rest a... Read more

  • St. Patrick's Day

    3/16/2015 9:54:28 PM, by HEALTHYGAL8J

    As we crawl out of bed tomorrow and stand in front of our closet debating about what to wear remember to pull out something green. Yes! Tomorrow is St. Patricks Day. But wait, dont stop there, carry the green theme throughout the day. Several of us will take yummy snacks to work. Here are ... Read more

  • Old dog, new tricks

    3/16/2015 7:48:37 PM, by EJJELICSILLAG

    In my line of work we talk a lot about change, and that to move from "changing" to "changed" takes at least 6 months of practice. I lived in my last house for 18 months, and some new (bad) changes definitely took place. In the last year, I started a new job that requires the least amount of phy... Read more