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  • Humorous Thanksgiving Story

    11/22/2014 7:26:03 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

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    ignant-and-most That secret ingredient I was 9 when we were at my Great Aunt Jean and Uncle John's 1850s farmhouse near Lockport, New York with 25 relat... Read more

  • I have to get back in control

    11/22/2014 6:50:43 PM, by WINACHST

    OMG! I stepped on the scale this morning and had reality slap me in the face. I gained 10 pounds since July. In 4 months, I added 10 pounds. I knew I was out of control with my eating ever since I had a foot injury and quite running. I had been eating lots of junk food and it was like I was on... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/22/2014 12:05:35 PM, by COOP9002

    today, my wife, our youngest daughter and i are going to Columbia to get new phones. It's always nice to spend the day together. Hopefully, the weather will remain nice. It's a little cool and cloudy but nice to have temps back in the 50's. Enjoy your Saturday... Read more

  • Oh boy, that was brutal

    11/22/2014 11:28:26 AM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I knew it was coming. I had told y'all I was bingin' waaaaaaaay too much and it caught up. BIG TIME!! yup...that beautiful 169 goal was self sabotaged by none other than myself. What to do what to do? We all k... Read more

  • This has nothing to do with Exercise - move along

    11/22/2014 10:05:13 AM, by OPTIMIST1948

    Just a note of lunacy in an otherwise ordinary Saturday. My title for today shall be: "Furious Commando of Desert Tortoise Persuasion" (although being a Commando of Persuasion may perhaps be oxymoronic - which leads to the moron question) Title comes from herbertlives.com/blo... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/22/2014 9:28:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am catching up on some computer work today. then i'm off to spend some time with my daughter. all of the birds say hi! my daughter is enjoying the weather these days. a great day to get outdoors and have some fun! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • A smaller homemade Christmas gits list

    11/21/2014 9:53:18 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I just have more gifts to go. 2 scarves & 2 no sew fleece throws. I am not sure how many more I'll add to it. The people who receive these gifts better treasure these gifts, We're suppose to get freezing rain tonight but I'm hoping that it blows over. We're suppose to get in the 50s this weeke... Read more

  • Friday

    11/21/2014 3:50:00 PM, by COOP9002

    my wife took a day off from work, so we've actually been hanging out on my day off. getting ready to pick up Olivia and then chill some more at home. Enjoy your Friday... Read more

  • Apparently I'm a size 10!!!

    11/21/2014 2:35:20 PM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    I don't feel like a size 10 and I don't think I look smaller than I did just a few weeks ago when I finally fit in size 12. But..here's proof: These are sk... Read more

  • Whole30ish Check-in

    11/21/2014 1:40:21 PM, by STEPHM-ARATHON

    I'm on day 5 now and going until Thanksgiving. I'm not going to write everything I wrote, as I repeat a lot and that would be boring. But here's a little bit about how it's going. First of all, it's pretty well known (for those who truly know me) that I'm not the greatest cook. So the followin... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/21/2014 11:52:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend who is overseas today. I gave him a brief update of what I have been doing and how I am doing. earlier, I was thinking about him and how he is doing. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep, including two that one of my good friend's neighbours are minding t... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/21/2014 11:52:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend who is overseas today. I gave him a brief update of what I have been doing and how I am doing. earlier, I was thinking about him and how he is doing. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep, including two that one of my good friend's neighbours are minding t... Read more

  • Update - possible new allergies developing and severe pain

    11/21/2014 8:28:13 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Thank you for everyone who is following my blogs. Last Monday at 4pm - after I finished my fitness for the day and everything was on track for a successful day, I started having abdominal pains. These were different. They are not from y celiac. I figured it would pass. I was wrong. ... Read more

  • GOAL SKIRT!!!!

    11/21/2014 4:38:30 AM, by GERMANPICKLE

    And on my birthday at that :D Still low sugar is making a big difference for how I feel and look :D Yeah! More comparison pictures are in my photo collection. Sadly I lost the original pictures when my phone died - but than... Read more

  • Got a good night sleep

    11/20/2014 9:45:44 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I got a good night sleep last night. I don't think that I got up at all last night. I was a little groggy this morning after feeding the pets. I tried to fall asleep on the way home from supper tonight but it didn't last long. I didn't want to fall asleep because it was dark and the deer run at nigh... Read more

  • My first gym workout / Still stuck & searching for my WHYs

    11/20/2014 5:03:40 PM, by HAPPYOHIO

    I don't know where to begin... I'm SO frustrated with myself. I make commitment after commitment and get so pumped about staying on track, but then I give into food (or excuses... or both) EVERY single time. I still weigh 165. I still binge. I still eat way too much sugar every day. I still wak... Read more

  • Thursday

    11/20/2014 1:10:22 PM, by COOP9002

    i was able to get a cycle at the rec center this morning. it was actually rather quiet there today. after making a quick trip to the hospital in Columbia, i am back in town and wondering what the rest of the day holds. Enjoy your Thursday... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/20/2014 10:29:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am spending some time reading up,making notes on the company that contacted me for a phone interview. that will take place tomorrow afternoon and it will take about twenty minutes to complete. i am getting prepared now so that when i hear from the company tomorrow, i will not be surprised to lear... Read more

  • W3/D4 - Treat Attempt Failed! hahaha

    11/20/2014 9:05:49 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night was a very hairy drive home after teaching. We've had a lot of snow fall. Thankfully once I got onto the highway no one was driving crazy. Everyone seemed to be on the same page and were driving slowly and cautiously. I arrived home in time to have some cuddles with the little guy befor... Read more

  • Dad's colonoscopy

    11/19/2014 5:12:23 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Everything went fine for dad's colonoscopy. Nothing serious. That's good. Dad's in his recliner asleep. Don't blame him. He's tired. He slept in his recliner last night so he could be near the bathroom. He brought me a chocolate muffin (not gluten free) from where he had something to eat and it didn... Read more

  • Diet or lifestyle?

    11/19/2014 2:42:48 PM, by LINFHALL

    I keep trying to focus that I am changing my lifestyle, NOT starting a diet. I'm finding that it's really hard to change my mindset though. I weighed in this morning and gained 1.5 pounds. I've been on plan all week, finished all of my workouts, I've felt strong and even made wise choices while cele... Read more

  • A hard fall and rebounding with a Whole 30

    11/19/2014 12:52:13 PM, by STEPHM-ARATHON

    So, I was already struggling last week. I don't know why. I just couldn't get full, and it wasn't the greatest start to my diet bet. I had a 3 day weekend because I had to stay home on Friday and wait for internet to be installed at home. So I waited most of the day. On the couch, eating. Not ... Read more

  • My Action Plan to Keep from Gaining Weight over Thanksgiving

    11/19/2014 12:32:06 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    My assigned topic for the A&I BSG Challenge Week 3: Is there anything you are planning on doing differently this year to try to mitigate any weight gain from Thanksgiving? Earlier this year I adopted a new approach to my eating, following for the most part the Forks Over Knives/Engine 2 pla... Read more

  • A Little Warmer

    11/19/2014 11:58:09 AM, by COOP9002

    hopefully, the weather where you are is starting to moderate a little. We have a bearable day here in mid-Mo. Looks like i might even go out for a short walk after lunch. Enjoy your Wednesday... Read more

  • Goals for 2015 Countdown Week 6

    11/19/2014 11:48:39 AM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    Week 7 ended great with a 3-pound loss. I know when I'm consistent that it pays off and that often my efforts one week do not show up until the following week, so I did not lose heart when I lost on half a pound last week. I kept up with the added cross-training (stationary bike) and finally did my ... Read more

  • Countdown to 2015 Week 6 CICO

    11/19/2014 11:38:41 AM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    CICO Week 6 Losing again this week means a lower BMR, but I'd still rather make that adjustment than not lose! Wednesday 19 November: Calories Eaten: 1662 BMR: 1397 Exercise: 714 Differential: -449 Thursday 20 November: Calories Eaten: 1314 BMR: 1397 Exercise: 12 Diffe... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/19/2014 11:27:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am helping out my good friend who went overseas, by looking after his place while he is away. i spend a lot of time there lately. my daughter says hi. i found out that a company wants to do a phone interview with me on friday. so i said yes and i let them know which time is best for me. i will mak... Read more

  • Fall Biggest Loser Challenge

    11/19/2014 10:31:38 AM, by MAPFARMS

    Today was our last weigh in for the fall challenge, I lost a total of 6 pounds. It doesn't sound like much but I have been hanging at the same weight for a few months, so I am happy with the 6 pounds! Progress is not just measured by the numbers on the scale. My Non Scale Victories since sta... Read more

  • W3/D3 - Got Some Sleep and Feeling Awesome!

    11/19/2014 8:58:00 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night I had a good class with my students. I ended up having to give a few students a bit of a lecture on fairness and what it's like when they begin working. I think they all left feeling much better. I am still shocked at some of the accusations they come up with though. My goodness! haha ... Read more

  • 40 is far easier than 100 ...

    11/19/2014 8:46:30 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    I'm so happy in my life, truthfully I am. I think that, without realizing it, when we are content, we suddenly feel as if we don't have to push anymore. Why push when you have everything you want and everything you need? I lost 100 lbs. last year. This year, I found 40 of it. But toda... Read more

  • I have the cardio blahs.

    11/19/2014 3:25:32 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I don't really like cardio. I never have. I liked boxing, but that was more about the social aspect than the actual activity. I do enjoy the GRIT classes at the gym because they are only 30 minutes but there is only 1 I can go to and I can't make it every week because I pick up Riley every second we... Read more

  • What is your regional favorite for Thanksgiving?

    11/19/2014 12:09:04 AM, by TIMOTHY53

    I was born and raised in and around Baltimore. Not just Maryland. Baltimore. Very strong roots here. If you get west of Carroll County, that's Western Maryland; east of Cecil County is the Eastern Shore; start to see Washington Post paperboxes, like in nearby Columbia, but not Elli... Read more

  • Snowy Tuesday Run

    11/18/2014 8:56:30 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Today the polar vortex decided to start acting like a polar vortex in upstate NY. It was 17 when I went out to clear the snow from my driveway this morning. Not to worry, Tuesday is a work at home day. It was a nice warm 22 when I got out to walk at noon, but there was a brisk southwesterly... Read more

  • Slow and crazy day

    11/18/2014 8:31:25 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was a slow and crazy day. We never left the house because dad had to get prepared for tomorrow. I'm not ready for tomorrow. Still might not be going to go with dad tomorrow because I wasn't feeling well this morning. Had an upset stomach and had to set in the bathroom twice. With my TOM going ... Read more

  • dog as marathon recovery tool

    11/18/2014 5:22:56 PM, by APONI_KB

    The hubs had his marathon on Saturday. Hes quite smug right now because he was shooting for 4:30 and came in at 4:16. I was happy about the fact that he finally got to run one of these things when he was completely healthy. It just seems like every time in the past hes either just getting over bei... Read more

  • Tuesday

    11/18/2014 12:34:10 PM, by COOP9002

    like most of you the "polar vortex" has us here in mid-Mo in it's icy grip. fortunately, i was able to make it to the rec center this morning and find a stationary bike to get some exercise. hope your Tuesday is going well. we are simply trying to stay ahead of the curve as the holiday season quickl... Read more

  • Tried starting 10k Training Today. Nope Didn't Happen.

    11/18/2014 11:39:23 AM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    I only ran 12 minutes in the teens today. I was beginning to lose feeling in my hands with gloves on. BUT I then did: 10 minutes on the elliptical 80 jumping jacks 30 crunches 20 squats 10 push ups Some arm workouts with kettlebells That made up for it...kind of. Just have to thi... Read more

  • W3/D2 - Baby It's Cold Outside!

    11/18/2014 9:34:13 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Wow is it ever cold outside today!!! Brrrr -definitely wearing a thick sweater today. hahaha Last night the hubby had a guys night so after the little guy went to sleep I decided to get in a bonus workout. I didn't feel like yoga but didn't want to do something too intense. So I opted for Turb... Read more

  • What I play.

    11/18/2014 12:43:43 AM, by TIMOTHY53

    I decided that I needed to get back to my music. I play a number of instruments. Now particularly well, but I enjoy them. I never learned the two stand-bys though ... the guitar and the piano. I play other things. There is the hammered dulcimer Read more

  • Bored

    11/17/2014 9:39:09 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    We didn't go anywhere today. It gave me a chance to finish up a scarf for my step cousin. With what I have left is 3 scarves, 3 sets of pot holders, and a no sew fleece throw. I know that one scarf is a ruffle scarf but not sure how I'm going to do the other 2 scarves yet. By the time that I get to ... Read more

  • Considering an IronMan?

    11/17/2014 7:01:11 PM, by OPTIMIST1948

    I know - its unlikely, but just in case you are.... I just got an email from Active.com (where you register for these things) and they are offering a special deal for Ironman Lake Placid Its says that to race is only $50 -- which is CRAZY cheap for a triathlon of any distance. Coupon expi... Read more

  • Monday Morning

    11/17/2014 11:54:22 AM, by COOP9002

    our youngest daughter is feeling better today. she slept most of the day yesterday, and that seems to have helped. thanks to those of you who prayed for her. like most of the country, we are stuck in the deep freeze here in mid-Mo. fortunately, i have some exercise options besides running outs... Read more

  • Monday, take two

    11/17/2014 11:08:01 AM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    So I deleted the last blog. Not because it was anything bad or whatnot. It actually, (I thought) was pretty good and heartfelt. It needed to be said. However, I kind of freaked out about anyone outside spark ever catching it so it went away. I'm hoping by airing out my fears and despair... Read more

  • Just Like Peddling a Bulldozer Fat Bike Riding in the Snow

    11/17/2014 10:10:30 AM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Part 1: No Offseason Most of my riding buddies have put away their bikes and are doing offseason conditioning. You know, boring stuff like, elliptical trainers, treadmills and indoor cycling. I have a good indoor cycling trainer and an elliptical machine. I only use my boring indoor trai... Read more

  • Today's Kick in the Butt

    11/17/2014 9:46:18 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm sitting here. Shivering. 2lbs heavier than I was last time I blogged. Yes, life got in my way. I had a deadline, and a lot of baking to do for it. For the most part, I didn't do too badly during that week. I was so busy baking I didn't have time to get into trouble, or eat any crap. ... Read more

  • more snow

    11/17/2014 9:45:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is snowing some more here today and my daughter loves it! she enjoys playing in the snow. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. my self esteem workshop went really well. i would do it again in a heartbeat. i will have to find my other boots that i can wear in the snow later on today. i have already ... Read more

  • Week 3 - What an Amazing Weekend!

    11/17/2014 9:28:01 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    I had such a great weekend! I was so happy to see my son. We drove down Thursday night and decided to go out for dinner since our son would be fast asleep by the time we got there anyways. It was a nice date night. when we got there we heard all kinds of funny stories about our son. He is ev... Read more

  • bit of a financial cautionary tale

    11/17/2014 6:22:11 AM, by APONI_KB

    Once upon a time long ago hubs and I bought a house. One of the first things we did was have a fence installed so we could get dogs. We financed the fence and then when we tried to pay it off early we discovered that through some financial trickery that is probably illegal now, we were going to have... Read more

  • Woods Sprints

    11/17/2014 6:10:37 AM, by OPTIMIST1948

    Just a short one: I'm trying and routinely failing to carve out time to exercise. One of my more successful ventures in previous years was running at my MILs house before Sunday dinner. She's a widow so we routinely arrive at around 3pm so that my husband can help with any heavy lifting necessar... Read more

  • PiYo Cert and self-confidence

    11/17/2014 2:01:43 AM, by JDLANDER

    I got my PiYo cert yesterday. The instructor posted a video of the class and to my chagrin I looked even bigger than I felt. I'm very disturbed. I'm hoping that it gives me the motivation I need to make the changes I have not been able to accomplish since having my last son 3 1/2 years ago. I re... Read more

  • We are not meant for safe walks ... and other adventures.

    11/17/2014 12:42:59 AM, by TIMOTHY53

    I generally do not take away a lot from Sunday sermons. There is one I remember all my life. Father Pirronac (not sure of the spelling but who cares? Pretty sure he's not around to complain 45+ years later) was preaching on Mother's Day. He had a Rooseveltian accent. He gripped the sides of the... Read more

  • Needing to relax

    11/16/2014 9:52:55 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I wish that I could relax right now. It would help with my TOM right now. I know that I started it yesterday but its just that I would relax a lot better. I am hoping that I can get rid of it before Wednesday. If not, I'm not going with dad to the hospital when he has his colonoscopy. I don't like d... Read more

  • Summary of my week...

    11/16/2014 8:07:08 PM, by ROXYZMOM

    Here is a drill from my son's graduation. This was an awesome week! First, I found out Roxy had something in her paw. It wasn't cancer! Thank God! It has been a really hard 1 1/2 weeks with the cast. Bless her heart, she hasn't messed with it at all. So, no cone! I take her Wednesday... Read more

  • Sunday

    11/16/2014 3:00:04 PM, by COOP9002

    our oldest daughter should be on her way back from Hannibal soon, while our youngest daughter seems to have caught a stomach bug. she woke up this morning and complained of some stomach pains, then she said she felt tired. she has been in bed for all but a half-hour today. the cold weather has... Read more

  • it's snowing!

    11/16/2014 12:44:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    it has been steadily snowing here since this morning. my daughter is out enjoying it just now at her friend's place. i am at the workshop and i am really enjoying it! all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • The TCS New York City Marathon - The JOY is in the JOURNEY

    11/16/2014 7:19:15 AM, by DEEJ4FITNESS

    Running the TCS New York Marathon two weeks ago this morning was without a doubt the toughest feat of my life but brought me a pride and joy thats hard to put in words! (some parallels there with giving birth:) I confess I went into this with a bit of uncertainty I had trouble shaking as my traini... Read more

  • Late to the funeral and visiting Mom

    11/16/2014 1:12:16 AM, by TIMOTHY53

    I went to the funeral this morning. I am known for being late to all kinds of functions. I was determined that today, I would be on time. Because my sister/friend Pam was reading the eulogy for her mother and I didn't want to miss it. And of course I was late. Here's what happened. ... Read more

  • Keeping busy with the weather

    11/15/2014 9:55:08 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    We have a winter storm going on right now but it is just light. But I've seen on Facebook that the roads are slick. I'm glad that I got some more stuff to make more Christmas gifts. I got more stuff to make scarves, pot holders, and a no sew fleece throw. Plus I have leftover yarn to make an afghan ... Read more

  • and ≠ 1 marathon

    11/15/2014 9:53:38 PM, by PASTAFARIAN

    How can + ≠ 1? At the DC Half and Half: You run 6.55M, eat a half-smoke with chili and chips, then run the remaining 6.55M to complete the half marathon. Im not keen on gimmick races but I like half marathons so I h... Read more

  • Two Part 16 mile Long Run

    11/15/2014 8:52:20 PM, by MOBYCARP

    The paced runs on Saturday moved from 7 to 7:30 with the change back to daylight wasting time. That makes it easier to be on time, and today we had full daylight for the start of the run. I left my reflective harness and lights in the car. The starting daylight won't last all winter, but it's nic... Read more

  • Conquering more than 13.1

    11/15/2014 8:29:20 PM, by CELLOSONG

    4 years ago, I laced up my first pair of running shoes, feeling completely clueless. A few months later, I ran my first 5k and fell in love with running. 3 years ago, Sparkpeople had helped me to reach my lowest weight of my adult life. I looked and felt great. And my running bug took me fur... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/15/2014 1:44:29 PM, by COOP9002

    we've got a wild Saturday ahead. our youngest daughter left for Hannibal after work to see a play tonight. fortunately we've talked her into spending the night rather than trying to drive back this evening. our youngest has a youth event this evening. so after my wife picks up the dogs from the groo... Read more

  • i might be back???

    11/15/2014 1:35:36 PM, by SWEATONCEADAY

    so i used to be a regular around here. i used to be a leader. i can't even remember my reasons for not being on here anymore. part of it was i was tired of constantly focusing on my weight. i have always focused on my weight since i was a teen, it was all consuming most of the time. so i stopped foc... Read more

  • Found More 'Before' Photos and WOW!

    11/15/2014 12:29:32 PM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    I never realized just how big I was until I looked back to old photos after losing 80 pounds..The first one I was around 250 and the second one I was in the 260s. I believe this one is from 2013 This one is from 2011.. ... Read more

  • Does a woman ever really know her real clothing size?

    11/15/2014 11:21:04 AM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    So I got on the scale this morning and I'm so happy to announce that I am 17 pounds down since I started this journey back at the beginning of August. The weight has definitely been coming off really slowly but the thing I can say is that I have not deprived myself so much that I have just given up ... Read more

  • Finished the 48 oz. carton of ice cream

    11/14/2014 8:15:53 PM, by MOBYCARP

    No, not in one sitting. Today I finished the 48 oz. carton of ice cream I bought in August, and blogged about a week later: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
    ge_public_journal_individu
    al.asp?blog_id=5769597 There were a lot of days I didn't have any ice cream. Days I did, th... Read more

  • Running Shoes

    11/14/2014 1:49:27 PM, by BWCAGRL

    I'm finally back to running after a long time away. I'm doing the 5K training runs/walks and getting close to being ready for my first race. But I really needed new shoes so I finally went today to a terrific running store and had ... Read more

  • Friday

    11/14/2014 12:56:24 PM, by COOP9002

    since today was a running day, i went to the rec center and ran lots of laps before it got too crowded. now i'm home on my day off trying to catch up on some things. Enjoy your Friday.... Read more

  • I'm Absolutely Shocked at How Much Water I Retain!

    11/14/2014 12:50:46 PM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    My doctor told me last month that I didn't need my Hydrochlorothiazide anymore for my water retention, because it also acts as a blood pressure medication and my blood pressure is treatable with just one pill at this point. So, I went off of it for 4 days. BIG mistake! I gained over 10 pou... Read more

  • WAKE UP!!!!

    11/14/2014 10:22:25 AM, by SUNSPIRIT33462

    I have learned the important, and expensive, lesson about dehydration. Yes, you can become dehydrated. And quite unwell. I ended up in the emergency room on Wednesday because of dehydration. The co-pay for an ER visit is quite steep. So, now I have added my water tracking back on my start/tracki... Read more

  • The Shift

    11/14/2014 10:17:09 AM, by MARLENCHI

    A couple of days ago my eight year old was asking why I started exercising every day and I gave her a brief explanation of Newton's First law, "A body in motion stays in motion." Today was supposed to be a "rest day" on T25 but afraid of losing momentum, I got up at 5:30 AM and chose to do 30 m... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/14/2014 9:41:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a self esteem workshop to go to this weekend. my daughter will be staying overnight on saturday at one of her friend's homes. so i will have some extra time on my hands. i may not get to be on spark much over the weekend, as the workshop goes all day on saturday and on sunday. all of the bird... Read more

  • The New Normal

    11/14/2014 8:41:12 AM, by SKINNYPANDA2015

    There was a time...in the not so distant past...that I could come home from work and go for a run. Or do a long run on the weekend through a beautiful park that was a bit of a drive away. I could spend two hours walking, running, soaking in the scenery. And now I have a 15 month old. And a ... Read more

  • I bought a new toy

    11/14/2014 7:19:55 AM, by WINACHST

    The Life Trak Core C210 ~ Costco had it for $39.99. lifetrakusa.com/product/
    core-c210/ I was not excited about wearing a plain old pedometer anymore because it kept resetting whenever I picked up my grandson. I like wearing this on my wrist as a watch, I no longer ne... Read more

  • Long and slow day

    11/13/2014 9:50:53 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Dad had an appointment today with the lung doctor. They said that we were late. His appointment was at 9:30am. We told them no it was 11:30am. Dad looked at the appointment card that he got and it said 10:30am. But he did get in to see the doctor. Everything is fine and he goes back in March. T... Read more

  • Tempo Thursday

    11/13/2014 9:46:43 PM, by MOBYCARP

    The polar vortex has arrived here, for what it's worth. By the time it got to upstate New York, it wasn't as dramatic as the weather stories I see from other places. Here, it looks like normal December weather in mid November. Tuesday evening, I ran 5 miles of hills with the temperature abo... Read more

  • Silver Award rambles

    11/13/2014 7:44:13 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I finally got one of those babies on my Spark Tracker. I see a lot of negativity towards the Spark Tracker, but I figure it is what it is for the price so I quite enjoy mine. It's great until I can advance to a new giggity gadget. I so love new gijjity gadgets and whatnots. My hubby came hom... Read more

  • Got my new workout clothes!

    11/13/2014 7:10:42 PM, by LINFHALL

    And I look good in them if I do say so myself! I splurged and bought some "real" running clothes. I was slightly hesitant because they're all compression clothes which basically means skin tight. The good news is that they erase some of the smaller lumps and bumps. The upper and lower tummy pooches ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/13/2014 2:43:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i enjoyed the day the other day. i got to spend quite a bit of time with my daughter and i got some errands done,too. today, i did some volunteering through the other college i was at in the spring. i really enjoyed it. i have a workshop that goes on saturday and sunday at the other college. i still... Read more

  • Planning...

    11/13/2014 1:46:09 PM, by JAMIRBLAZE

    Spending some downtime at work in between appointments planning meals for the next few weeks. I loathe going anywhere like Walmart after Thanksgiving and usually only make it to the regular grocery store. The crowds and the frazzle is too much for me when I have to get stuff done. So I'm working ... Read more

  • Oh woe is me. A first world problem of the first degree.

    11/13/2014 1:07:53 PM, by TIMOTHY53

    My FitBit One died. Kinda. It's acting weird, cycling on and off. When I was talking to the Customer Support Advocate ... yeah they call their call center drones "Advocates" ... she was able to see that my FitBit battery was cycling on and off. That's pretty scary. That means the NSA can know h... Read more

  • Thursday

    11/13/2014 11:56:57 AM, by COOP9002

    It was good to get out early, head to the gym and get a stationary bike ride in this morning. the gentleman on the bike next to me is a retired Air Force vet. We had a nice conversation, that is between when we could actually get a word out. Hope your Thursday is going well.... Read more

  • No Thunder Road Half Marathon for Me

    11/13/2014 11:51:37 AM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    Well... I decided not to run Thunder Road Half Marathon on Saturday. I went out for a quick run last night and my foot that has been giving me problems decided to start aching .75 miles in. I am seriously starting to think this is a stress reaction and if I push to do 13.1 miles on Saturday, ... Read more

  • This Is Just the Beginning, but There Is No End!

    11/13/2014 10:00:26 AM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    I'm finally a C25k Graduate!! Around 2 months ago I couldn't even run for 1 minute straight. But, this morning I ran for 30 minutes without stopping. It was cold when I started my run at about 33 degrees and I already did a run yesterday, but I figured my body could handle this. Read more

  • The Power to Choose

    11/13/2014 9:46:26 AM, by MARLENCHI

    We have the power to choose and that notion is so liberating! Even if there is chaos, we can choose to remain non-reactionary. Even if there are deadlines and commitments, we can choose to take time to take care of ourselves first. I choose to start my day right because it will affect the c... Read more

  • W2/D4 - woo hoo! It's my Friday!

    11/13/2014 9:05:16 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Well last night I successfully just relaxed. I didn't worry about chores that needed to be done. I instead sat and talked with my hubby. Then we ate dinner and caught up on one of our shows. Definitely a very nice evening. We went to bed early as we both had to be up early. I was very happy that I ... Read more

  • Some People are just so ... so ....

    11/13/2014 12:32:28 AM, by TIMOTHY53

    This is a very short video clip. 7 seconds. I soooo wanted to post a video from yesterday but my batteries ran out. I run several cameras on my trike, I just haven't learned how to manage them so they don't run out of batteries after two hours. I was however running a GoPro in time lapse m... Read more

  • Slow day

    11/12/2014 9:55:05 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    It was such a slow day. Dad had a chiropractor appointment and we thought that we were going to take a vehicle to another town to get an alignment but we are going to take it tomorrow to get the alignment done. Dad has a appointment with the lung doctor in the morning and then the alignment in the a... Read more

  • i've hit that stage...

    11/12/2014 3:51:23 PM, by MISSIEGUN

    I'm in the final stretch. i know this because i am now being described as "little" "athletic" or even *gasp, "thin". i hvnt assessed my weight or really looked at myself in the mirror for a while now due to being busy, but just today i took a moment to notice the progress ive made. i had to flex and... Read more

  • PiYo & Color Run

    11/12/2014 2:17:08 PM, by JMARISK

    So, as promised I am making some changes in my life. Today, I downgraded a few apps that were helping me run my Beachbody business, so I won't be paying for those services. I'm going to keep my Beachbody coach subscription so I can keep getting the shakes discounted, because they are helping me. ... Read more

  • Started a Diet Bet on Monday...

    11/12/2014 1:32:39 PM, by STEPHM-ARATHON

    And it's not going well. Maybe I shouldn't say that after only 2.5 days but I'm really frustrated with it. I have done pretty well all year with the slow progress thing. I'm starting to think maybe I shouldn't have jumped on such an aggressive one month plan. Since I weighed in on Monday, the ... Read more

  • Goals for 2015 Countdown Week 7

    11/12/2014 12:37:03 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    Goals for 2015 Countdown Week 7 Week 8 Action Plan Results: Lost a half a pound=moving in the right direction! Usually my efforts one week do not show up on the scale until the following week. Once I realized that, I do not get discouraged when I don't lose as much as I think my efforts would i... Read more

  • Countdown to 2015 Week 7 CICO

    11/12/2014 12:23:22 PM, by SIOBHANKNITS

    CICO Week 7 Losing this week means a lower BMR, but I'd rather make that adjustment than not lose. Wednesday 12 November: Calories Eaten: 1520 BMR: 1410 Exercise: 692 Differential: -582 Thursday 13 November: Calories Eaten: 1355 BMR: 1410 Exercise: 12 Differential: -67... Read more

  • Never Give up!

    11/12/2014 11:01:36 AM, by MARLENCHI

    The idea is to never give up. Today marks seven months since my mom's passing...These past seven moths have been filled with sadness, grief and self-neglect.....but it's time to honor life again. I'm doing it for myself and for my beautiful mother who was a fighter until her last breath. ... Read more

  • Forced Indoors

    11/12/2014 11:00:38 AM, by COOP9002

    Hope you're enjoying your Wednesday. I am fortunate to have a rec center that i can use when this weather gets a little crazy for outdoor exercise. Usually, i can run when it's about 20 degrees F, even with a single digit windchill. however, i need to have some time (usually a week or two) for my bo... Read more

  • your typical city involved in a typical daydream

    11/12/2014 10:03:06 AM, by APONI_KB

    I took this picture on my after lunch walk yesterday. I think it pretty much captures the heart of the city. Also that one guy there is totally jaywalking. busted ... Read more

  • W2/D3- Needs to Throw Out the Clock!

    11/12/2014 9:09:21 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night I had to give my class another term test. I have to say it's really nice being on the other end of testing. Not actually taking the test. I have to laugh too at how some students try to make it obvious they aren't looking at their friends computer screen! hahaha Because the test is in a... Read more

  • An funeral for a family member; A veterans day ride.

    11/12/2014 12:01:21 AM, by TIMOTHY53

    I just got the news yesterday, my (ex) sister (in law)'s mother died Over the weekend. I put her like that because Pam is by any measure other than blood my 8th sister. Even after she and my brother were divorced, Pam was still a member of the family is full good standing. Maybe even better st... Read more

  • Tue 11/11/14

    11/11/2014 7:43:03 PM, by FRECKS96

    Had a nice day today with a friend. It was an amazingly gorgeous day in upstate NY and we spent some time walking along a local river walk while our girls rode bikes. Stayed up way too late last night talking to an old friend, so not much energy today, but I did double up my boot camp video today.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    11/11/2014 2:56:40 PM, by COOP9002

    the beautiful Fall weather is gone for a while. Our temps here in mid-Mo dropped about 40 degrees (F) from yesterday. At least we are not dealing with 18 inches of snow like the folks in Minnesota and Michigan. It looks like i will be using the rec center quite a lot over the next few days. ... Read more