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  • And so it begins....

    9/20/2014 11:43:17 PM, by LARASUEC

    So, I saw myself today, and I didn't like it. I'm comfortable with it, it's not an "I hate myself" kind of thing. I like who I am and I'm comfortable being overweight if that is my lot in life. I just don't think it is. So, I will take my overweight self, with my sugar addiction and a husband ... Read more

  • Another full day of boosting my mood

    9/20/2014 9:24:33 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well I did the same workout DVD this morning as I did yesterday and went out and trimmed where I didn't get with the push mower yesterday. The trimming took me 17 minutes to do. I trimmed a couple of trees. I had to because I kept on hitting them when I was mowing. My mood has been so great and I ha... Read more

  • MARATHON3 Training WK13, WK14 & WK15 - Cooler Temps = #WINNING!!

    9/20/2014 7:12:28 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    Ah...like PRing a race that you've worked so very hard for weeks Or buying new running sneaks Or better yet, like EARNING a NEW super fancy medal bling It's a WONDERFUL thing... RUNNING in cooler weather is AMAZING!!! (Super cheesy I am aware- but I seriously thought of this Ode to Fall We... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/20/2014 4:26:07 PM, by COOP9002

    it's been a crazy busy Saturday and that's all i have to say about that. ... Read more

  • pre-half musings

    9/20/2014 4:23:43 PM, by MOBYCARP

    I took Friday off work, and still didn't find time to blog. But it was a pleasant day. I got some grocery shopping done, got my annual flu shot, and got in the last easy 4 mile run of my modified taper. Took the same route as Thursday, and had no issues with the Garmin this time. Turns out it wa... Read more

  • it's saturday

    9/20/2014 2:35:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter finished reading the book that she got out from the library last week. now she is reading another one. i will continue to encourage her love of reading. she has finished a book before me this time. sometimes, we will just sit quietly together and be reading from different books. i treasu... Read more

  • Chris Powell Carb Cycling Day 13 (Friday)

    9/20/2014 12:54:37 PM, by RUNNERGIRLAZ

    Woke up at 5am, soooo tired! 5:30am...first cup of coffee, so needed it! Breakfast: 6am Bode Shake 2nd cup of coffee walk/run for 30 minutes Large cup of water Morning Snack: 9:15am Ham and cheese wrap: 2 low carb tortillas, 4 oz ham, thinly sliced cheddar, tomato slices... Read more

  • Half Marathon Training

    9/20/2014 9:28:39 AM, by MAMARUNNING4GOD

    So...I've decided I'm going to train and run my first half marathon!! OH MY GOODNESS! I found this training plan, which was recommended by lots of my runner friends in the running groups I'm in on FB. www.halhigdon.com/traini
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    ice-1-Training-Program Read more

  • The bunnies

    9/19/2014 10:03:59 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    As requested - A post about my bunnies! About 3 months ago (just after we bought the house) Riley's (my stepson) mum mentioned that her rabbit had a litter of bunnies that needed homes. We offered to take 2 as long as we could wait until after the move to get them. When we went to pick them up ... Read more

  • Made a boring day feel full

    9/19/2014 9:40:12 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I did a workout DVD this morning. The Walk Away The Pounds 5 miles for 68 minutes. Then this afternoon I mowed the yard for 70 minutes. I wasn't going to do anything this morning before the workout DVD but I decided to exercise. Boy did it boost my mood up full blast. I was kind of depressed. I'm g... Read more

  • My Roxy Turned 7 Today...

    9/19/2014 6:41:54 PM, by ROXYZMOM

    She is such a sweet girl. She goes almost everywhere with us. I am blessed. ... Read more

  • Expectations for BLC26

    9/19/2014 6:18:17 PM, by LUV4CHOCOLATE

    Drop 12 pounds Track every BLT for 5 out of 7 days Stay on the exercise streak Stay on the freggie streak Post on the Gecko chat thread at least 5 times a week... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/19/2014 3:31:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close. i heard from another place where i had applied for a job. they are having interviews next wednesday. so i let them know i am definitely available on wednesday to come for an interview. then i heard from another place that may want to see me for a interview, for a d... Read more

  • Is Staying Thin Easy? It Doesn't Matter.

    9/19/2014 12:51:30 PM, by JOSHUAADAVIDD

    Note: I originally wrote this in June, and while I'm making a conscious effort to lose weight at this time, my sentiment behind the piece hasn't changed a bit. Originally posted at powderroom.jezebel.com/i
    s-staying-thin-easy-it-doe
    snt-matter-1593337311 . Edited for language. ... Read more

  • oh well

    9/19/2014 11:58:39 AM, by COOP9002

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  • Metabolic Testing Results And Findings- Part 2

    9/19/2014 11:04:37 AM, by ON2VICTORY

    The purpose of these last two blogs is to raise awareness among the weight loss community about this test and the benefits as well as to share what I have learned both through my own trial and error experiences and what has been finally confirmed by science. THIS WILL BE A LENGTHY BLOG.. be forewarn... Read more

  • PiYo Week 6 - Day 5

    9/19/2014 9:05:54 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    I am really not sure what happened yesterday. Perhaps it started with the events in the morning - I am not really sure. But slowly through out the day I lost the battle between me and my negative voice. I think I probably could tie to the getting dressed yesterday. I had my outfit all planned ... Read more

  • That darn tooth

    9/19/2014 8:27:01 AM, by KODIAK13

    Started hurting yesterday around noon so I phoned the dentist for the antibiotics. Started on them last night but have been relying on motrin and tylenol to keep the pain under control. Not fun but the pain is getting less and the prescription he said will knock out the infection fast. Started wi... Read more

  • Getting back on track.

    9/18/2014 10:46:42 PM, by HILLARIENIC

    So I have never attempted a blog before. However, I think it is important to discuss the ups and downs while starting the road to better health. Two weeks ago I started a diet called the Kim Protasov Diet. I had tried the diet before but quit after a few weeks and modified it to what I wanted to ... Read more

  • Chris Powell Carb Cycling Day 12

    9/18/2014 10:24:06 PM, by RUNNERGIRLAZ

    Woke up at 5am, took my meds, drank coffee right away! I am sooo tired! went to bed late last night. Tomorrow is weigh in day so today I have to be spot on! I don't want to waste any day or chance to lose weight. I really want too hit 10lbs as soon as possible so I can fit in most of my clothes agai... Read more

  • Stupid internet

    9/18/2014 10:11:27 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Sorry that I didn't post anything yesterday but our internet was down. I called the phone company but somehow after supper I got it fixed. I pushed the power button on the WiFi and somehow I got it to work. If the phone company calls tomorrow I will tell them that I figured it out. Never thought of ... Read more

  • High Tech Follies

    9/18/2014 9:20:32 PM, by MOBYCARP

    It's Thursday, a work at home day. The work schedule allowed me to run on my lunch hour, in the heat of the day. The heat of the day today turned out to be 55 F, which SparkPeople says is the ideal running temperature. The sky was overcast, and the pavement was damp from a mid morning rain showe... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/18/2014 4:40:46 PM, by COOP9002

    Drove to Moberly for a meeting this morning, and now i'm trying to catch up a little. the crazy/busy weekend begins tomorrow. Praying that the Father's will shall be accomplished. Blessings... Read more

  • Chris Powell Carb Cycling Day 11...

    9/18/2014 3:24:01 PM, by RUNNERGIRLAZ

    Woke up at 5am, took meds, got Hannah off to school by 5:30am. Coffee after. Super tired and feeling disorganized. not sure why. I'm glad I'm going to see Chris Powell tonight....yes I said I'm going to see he and Heidi tonight!!! I am sooooo excited! I love those two and am looking forward to liste... Read more

  • Yoga shoulders

    9/18/2014 2:56:34 PM, by KJEWEL1

    I am still doing daily yoga workouts, but now I have some shoulder issues and must be careful! Like many people when I do something I go all out. I pushed myself in yoga to achieve more faster and now I MUST slow down or I will have to stop altogether. In fact, if I am not careful this could affect ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/18/2014 11:48:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    another day has begun. it is very cool and cloudy here today. i have started to work on my online course. i will work on it a bit every day until i am done. the teacher sends some work online for you to do. then you complete it online and she marks it. my daughter is really looking forward to her f... Read more

  • Healthy vs Skinny and Our Kids...

    9/18/2014 11:46:59 AM, by ROXYZMOM

    http://heidipowell.net/7201/te
    ens-and-healthy-body-image
    -its-not-just-about-the-pounds/ Everything out there is about LOSING weight. I never really noticed how bad it was until my son was diagnosed with anorexia last year. Our kids are constantly bombarded with unrealistic weight goal... Read more

  • A little relieved - one monthish summary

    9/18/2014 11:02:06 AM, by STEPHM-ARATHON

    The last month or so has been going really well. Almost too well. Effortless. I've been hitting every workout and my food has been just about perfect without much temptation. I've been so focused, it was scary. Because that's usually when I trip and fall. So I fought the urge to say anything about h... Read more

  • Racing Machine

    9/18/2014 10:50:18 AM, by RAINEMARIE214

    That's what I'll be! I went a bit crazy yesterday and registered for a ton of shorter races! At this point I have a race every weekend (except 1) through October and November! Check it out: October: 5 - Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ -- walking t... Read more

  • Feeling Stronger

    9/18/2014 9:34:37 AM, by CAROLWILSON

    It's been a while since I felt stronger. I am on a new plan where I watch my macros (carbs, Fat, and protein). We weigh our food and measure everything and track it. We also do compound strength training 3 days a week. I gotta say, I feel pretty good after just one full week. I am down 2.5 pounds. ... Read more

  • I want to be able to do a track stand

    9/18/2014 9:21:34 AM, by APONI_KB

    track stand is the fancy word for being able to stay up on a bike when you're not moving See on Wednesday the hubs and I headed out for a ride. There was a rather large and vicious looking storm on the horizon so we decided to stick to the neighborhood. It was much like "riding bikes" when you'... Read more

  • PiYo Week 6 - Day 4

    9/18/2014 9:05:09 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Wow! Last night was a very dramatic night of teaching. First - there was a stabbing on campus. Now the college I teach at is pretty safe and things like this do not happen. So it was quite shocking. I had to calm my class down. But of course the back of my classroom is all windows that overlook th... Read more

  • Success is right around the corner

    9/18/2014 6:31:16 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    Yep!! IT is so close I can taste it!! Success!! It is so much better than any sweet cake or cookie I have ever had! Success. I want it bad! So bad in fact that I was willing to change everyone life around me to grasp it. Oh they did not want to change with me. I dragged them along my journey with me... Read more

  • Body Attack

    9/18/2014 5:03:16 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Tonight I tried "the hardest class at this gym". Eh. I know I sound like a show off and people hate that... but... it wasn't that hard. Some of the moves required more coordination than I posess but other than that I wasn't overly challenged. I broke a sweat, but it took 30 minutes. The pl... Read more

  • I'm Tweaking Again...

    9/17/2014 10:22:23 PM, by LIFEFOUNDONARUN

    One of my favorite words/actions I've used here on Spark is "tweaking my perception". It wasn't until I began blogging here that I learned how to do this. I'm very grateful to Spark for providing the outlet for me to write and get those thoughts out there. It was during these writings that my per... Read more

  • BLC26 GOALS....because "GOALS NOT WRITTEN DOWN ARE JUST DREAMS"! Time to STOP DREAMING!!

    9/17/2014 5:28:43 PM, by HILLRUNNER

    I've had a lot of DREAMS over the years....and yes I have written them down to make them goals. I have seen goals achieved and therefore I know I CAN do what I set my mind to do. I want 2014 to be the year of ROUTINES...the year of C... Read more

  • Best compliment/NSV lately

    9/17/2014 1:18:07 PM, by PMRUNNER

    I had a routine doctors appointment recently. Before meeting with the doctor, the nurse asked some questions about prior medical history and took my vitals. When he looked up to see my pulse and blood pressure (mid 50's BPM and 106/70), he said to me, "I take it you are a runner?" I told him, "Ye... Read more

  • Movers, Teaching, and Half vs. Full

    9/17/2014 11:24:43 AM, by RAINEMARIE214

    What a busy past few days!!! On Friday the movers came to my house and boxed up all of my stuff. They showed up just before 8am (their arrival window was between 8-10) and I really appreciated that they showed up on time! It was two women and they were SUPER efficient! They only took one break, ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    9/17/2014 10:41:48 AM, by COOP9002

    last night i attended two meetings. the first was a budget/finance committee meeting for our local association, where we were giving our director some guidelines on allowable expenses, and he had asked us to approve a conference that he will be attending later this year. fortunately that meeting was... Read more

  • PiYo Week 6 - Day 3

    9/17/2014 9:33:21 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Guess what? I went all day yesterday without having to take any cough medicine! I only had one coughing attack when I got to my office. (I blame that on the fact that the heat just got turned on this week in the building). I think I may have finally beat this cold! Thank goodness! Last night... Read more

  • Plateau Busted!

    9/17/2014 8:50:46 AM, by JMARISK

    I finally found a program to help me bust through my plateau and it's called the 21 Day Fix! I've been fighting since January to get from 175lbs to under 160, and now I'm 1lbs away! After 3 months of being in the 160s, I'm finally losing inches and pounds. The workouts are effective but not int... Read more

  • ebbs and flows

    9/17/2014 5:26:42 AM, by MAMACHAE74

    Life is really full of ebbs and flows. Today flowed.... Read more

  • This mornings workout

    9/17/2014 3:50:21 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    For the past year I have been that crazy person who gets up at 5 am 3 days a week to go to the gym. I stopped briefly when the temperatures started to drop waaaay below zero in the morning but I'm back into the swing of things again and I'm loving it. 5 am always comes waaaaay too soon, but once I'm... Read more

  • A boring day

    9/16/2014 9:47:21 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was a boring day. We didn't even leave town. Not even for supper. I know that we will be leaving town tomorrow because dad has a chiropractor appointment in the morning. ... Read more

  • Easy Hill Run

    9/16/2014 9:19:16 PM, by MOBYCARP

    It's Tuesday, a work at home day. Given a plan to hold the run to a bit over 4 miles, running on my lunch hour is a natural decision. It didn't happen. Work was full of conference calls today, with scheduling close to lunch on both sides. So I ended up going to the Tuesday evening Cobbs Hil... Read more

  • a collection of random

    9/16/2014 1:46:42 PM, by APONI_KB

    1. Dragging My Feet Reading My Book I'm reading one of those Norwegian crime books. I like them, but they are dark. The thing is they're not translating them into English in order so I know, for example that the love interest that the protagonist can't live without right now is going to die t... Read more

  • Haven't posted in awhile.

    9/16/2014 12:43:48 PM, by LUCKYLTLPHOENIX

    I didn't accomplish much over the summer in any way shape or form. However now that my son is back in school and I have to get up at 5:45am to get him and a friend of his to school, I have renewed ambition. I have started walking the dogs down to and around the park almost every other day so far. ... Read more

  • Metabolic Testing Results And Findings

    9/16/2014 12:31:15 PM, by ON2VICTORY

    Ever since I have been on this journey I have been using various online calculators to get some sort of a number to base my caloric intake on. For those new to this, we are talking about BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) or RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate). The idea is to determine what our approximate calori... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/16/2014 11:21:40 AM, by COOP9002

    i'm heading to the dentist this morning. got far too much to do this week. hope your Tuesday is going well.... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    9/16/2014 10:08:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter told me this morning that she made the cross country team at school! woo hoo! way to go,sweetheart! she has a field trip coming up next monday and she put my name down as a volunteer. knowing my daughter, she was one of the first ones to hand the registration form and fee in this morning... Read more

  • PiYo Week 6 - Days 1 & 2

    9/16/2014 9:40:06 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Yesterday was the first day in a long time that I didn't feel the intense pressure in my sinuses. I decided to try and do a PiYo workout and see how I felt. PiYo Drench was on my calander. And although it was tough I was so glad that i did it. Read more

  • Not so great

    9/16/2014 9:07:54 AM, by SNOOKUMS19

    I had a 2 pound weight gain!!!!! ugh. I'm not sure why. Maybe hormonal changes. perimenapous stuff. I'm trying to watch everything this week. We will see.... Read more

  • My Whole30 Challenge...

    9/16/2014 8:35:09 AM, by LIFEFOUNDONARUN

    For the month of August, I took on my first Whole30 Challenge. What an experience for me. It truly was nothing short of amazing. For anyone who isn't familiar with this challenge, for 30 days you eat only whole foods. You take out dairy, grains, legumes, sugars and alcohol. I've been a "healthy... Read more

  • Plyo class and a funny kid story

    9/16/2014 2:10:47 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I decided to try my first class at my new gym today. It was at 5pm so it was a little tight getting there after work but I made it. It was a 30 minute plyo class, so basically a lot of jumping around. After over 10 months of no cardio at all (I hate doing it by myself and the classes at my last gym ... Read more

  • Slept well last night but sore this morning

    9/15/2014 10:07:27 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Boy was I ever sore. Took something for pain this morning and then I drank a cup of hot tea. I haven't had to take anything for pain for the rest of the day for pain. Not even for a headache. I had a headache but the headache went away before I could take anything for it. I was in so much pain that ... Read more

  • Chris Powell Carb Cycling Day 9

    9/15/2014 10:06:46 PM, by RUNNERGIRLAZ

    Monday...why are Monday's so hard?! Today started out really hard because I just didn't want to wake up! 5am came way too early! I woke up at 5am, took my meds, and waited until 5:30am to drink my first cup of coffee. I'm supposed to wait an hour but it is so hard to do that on most days. I really l... Read more

  • And the winner is.........

    9/15/2014 9:09:30 PM, by CHANGINGHORSES

    Me! Woohoo! I have to say that today started out as just another day, get up, have some coffee and go to work. Nothing special, or so I thought. I had to drive a slightly different route this morning and it was quite foggy. I was puttering along when suddenly as I approached the crest of a... Read more

  • This running joke might only make sense to children of the 90s

    9/15/2014 4:48:44 PM, by OPTIMIST1948

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  • Follow up

    9/15/2014 2:12:49 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    Just a quick follow up to last weeks blog. In case you're following Hubby and I really had it out late last week. I got my stuff out of his way right after I wrote that last blog. He came home and was freaked out - wondering if I was leaving or not. He got mad. I got mad. Fina... Read more

  • Back in the Office

    9/15/2014 11:10:46 AM, by COOP9002

    well i'm back in the office. things are relatively calm this morning. however, i have a lunch meeting with our ministerial alliance and a finance committee meeting for our association tomorrow night. enjoy your Monday.... Read more

  • PiYo Week 6 - Again!

    9/15/2014 8:54:41 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Wow! My cold completely de-railed all my workouts last week. It began in my sinuses and then moved to my chest. I know a lot of people say that you can workout if it is just in your head not your chest. however, at the beginning of the week when I was just feeling it in my sinuses the thought ... Read more

  • Chris Powell Carb Cycling, Week 2, Day 8 (Sunday 9-14-14)

    9/15/2014 8:46:12 AM, by RUNNERGIRLAZ

    It's Sunday, my day to plan for the week, grocery shop, get organized. It's also the beginning of week 2, day 8. It's a low carb day. It follows a high carb and then a guilt free day. I am amazed at how easy this day has been!! I thought it would be more difficult coming off a guilt free day. I was ... Read more

  • Our house

    9/15/2014 1:55:40 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    We bought our first home 3 months ago, and moved in 6 weeks ago. We love our house. It is big, light, warm, and close to the beach (2 minute walk) and the local shopping centre (5 minute drive). We are so happy with our decision to move. My commute has dropped from 30 minutes to 10, and Luke's has h... Read more

  • Up 3 kilos this winter

    9/15/2014 1:35:38 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I haven't been blogging much lately. Maintaining is boring, so I kinda stopped. But now I have a really good reason to come back. I put on a winter coat this year. I blame the colder climate. This Aucklander is NOT used to below zero (celcius, that is). I am a cold weather wimp. Give me summer days,... Read more

  • Fast Metabolism Diet - I did it for 28 days!

    9/15/2014 12:22:07 AM, by MARYRUN1

    I actually did it! I lost 11 pounds in 28 days! I am going to go another 28 days and try to lose some more weight. The main thing that I learned is that eating the foods that are on this diet have made me feel GREAT! I have energy, I am NOT hungry, my eczema is not nearly as bad, I am sleeping bette... Read more

  • How do we define success anyway?

    9/15/2014 12:04:51 AM, by ON2VICTORY

    I was going to write a blog about my experience at the Indianapolis Spark Rally on August 23rd, post pics, and how much fun we had but this is more important. I had the opportunity to spend some time with Beth Donovan (~Indygirl) and something came out of our conversations that really made my blood ... Read more

  • When you are told "you seem really happy"

    9/14/2014 10:47:42 PM, by JAHAR929

    Today has been an incredible day and I was told, after skyping my most favoritest person ever, that I looked incredibly happy....that he could just tell I was really happy and the smile on my face was genuine and it was nice to see that. I suppose you never really know how much other people's ... Read more

  • Going to be sleeping great tonight

    9/14/2014 9:52:18 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I walked to and from church today. Each way was 18 minutes each. Mowed the yard today with the push mower for 67 minutes. Its a good thing that I got it done when I did. It was getting dark and getting hard to see. So you can imagine I'm going to be tired tonight and sore. I better take something fo... Read more

  • The Plan: A Modified Taper Week

    9/14/2014 9:24:18 PM, by MOBYCARP

    After yesterday's 10 mile run, I am 100% convinced I will be able to run the Rochester Half Marathon on September 21. That leaves me with the issue of what running I do between now and then. Common training wisdom dictates a taper; but I have not followed a typical training schedule. I have done ... Read more

  • Mainiac Triathalon

    9/14/2014 6:07:55 PM, by MARGARITTM

    I participated as the swim leg of the relay team Play Hard Tri Hard........ not my best swim; the air temp was the same as the air 61 degrees and an ocean swim. We did as a team still manage to win the female relay award! Woohoo us. After having been injured for several months this year... Read more

  • it's sunday

    9/14/2014 3:26:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun. i was able to meet up with my good friend the other night. we are meeting up again this evening. my daughter got the book she was waiting for from the library and she has already read three chapters of it. at the rate she is going, she will have it finished in just over a week.... Read more

  • The final day

    9/14/2014 11:28:27 AM, by COOP9002

    my final day of vacation has begun. i will be back in the office tomorrow and preparing for an important weekend in the life of our church family. prayers appreciated... Read more

  • How faith fits in with my fitness

    9/14/2014 9:41:36 AM, by JAHAR929

    There are many days that I lean into my faith more heavily then others. Days where I need additional strength, guidance, or understanding to really try to get through whatever challenge or success I am facing. I believe that my faith has given me courage to believe in processes, to have hope w... Read more

  • Dietbet

    9/14/2014 8:03:26 AM, by APED7969

    I decided I need some added motivation so I've joined dietbet. The bet is to lose 4% in 4 weeks. I am hoping this will kickstart things downwards. For me this means losing 3.4kg. So hopefully I'll start being a bit more serious about this or forfeit my $30. As for my goals for the month: -tr... Read more

  • Week 1 Synopsis of Chris Powell Carb Cycling...

    9/14/2014 1:59:44 AM, by RUNNERGIRLAZ

    Tonight marks the end of week 1 doing the carb cycling diet plan by Chris Powell. I have been doing 2 days of low carb, 1 day of high carb, 2 more days low carb, 1 more day high carb and a guilt free day. I have lost 3.7lbs so far. I will say straight up that that is most likely water weight. This w... Read more

  • Chris Powell Carb Cycling Day 7 Saturday 9-13-14

    9/14/2014 1:42:38 AM, by RUNNERGIRLAZ

    Guilt Free Day Today is a guilt free, eat anything you want day, in moderation of course. Here's how my day went: Woke up 7am, took my pills and went to make coffee. Breakfast 7:30am Bode Shake with blueberries Morning Snack: 9am Quest protein bar coffee water I decide... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/13/2014 10:48:05 PM, by COOP9002

    enjoyed a run in some beautiful weather this morning then off to Pleasant Hill Mo for a family event. Hope you had a great Saturday... Read more

  • Was planning on mowing yard today but didn't

    9/13/2014 10:26:28 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I was going to mow the yard today but didn't. Got a late start on things like leaving the house and all that. I was going to mow it when we got home from supper but it was after 7pm and it was starting to get dark. Might do it tomorrow afternoon after I change clothes. Go from my dress that I'm goin... Read more

  • Bonus Blog: Calorie Warning Rant

    9/13/2014 9:27:20 PM, by MOBYCARP

    I've ranted on this subject before, but I feel the need to do so again. Today I noticed a warning message at the bottom of my fitness tracker: I don't know whether the text in the image will be legible, so here's the details: ... Read more

  • 10k with pizza & beer

    9/13/2014 7:35:15 PM, by APONI_KB

    This race is one of the most popular ones in town. Of course it is, its sponsored by a pizza place. This time of year though, the weather could be anything at all. Yesterday evening and pretty much all night, it was stormy complete with loud dog upsetting thunder and lightening that kept makin... Read more

  • Last long run before the Rochester Half Marathon

    9/13/2014 4:48:23 PM, by MOBYCARP

    It is 8 days till the Rochester Marathon. I had planned for this to be my first marathon, but injury and recovery being what they are this year I'm happy to be able to run the half marathon. Today was the last preview run, a 6 mile route that had perhaps 3 miles on the half marathon route. Al... Read more

  • Chris Powell Carb Cycling Day 6 (Friday Sept. 12)

    9/13/2014 12:58:00 PM, by RUNNERGIRLAZ

    High Carb Day: Woke up: 5am Took meds, got the girls off to school, snuck in a cup of coffee at 5:30am. Ate a banana!! I love bananas and missed them this week. Breakfast: 6am Made my shake with frozen blueberries! I missed my fruit and plan on eating a ton today! Went on ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    9/13/2014 11:57:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am finally getting going on my day. my daughter and her grandma went to the library this morning. she loves to go to the library and encourages both of her grandparents to do the same. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it feels good to not have a specific plan in place for a change,at least for me... Read more

  • You Inspire Me...

    9/13/2014 9:15:24 AM, by ROXYZMOM

    SparkPeople sent me an email yesterday that I have become a "SparkPeople Motivator" based on your votes. Thank you. I do have to say, I feel like I got to this place for selfish reasons! I love to read how you are all doing and am so motivated by all of you! All the different ways everyone e... Read more

  • Can you guess what happens when the unexpected does?

    9/13/2014 8:06:17 AM, by CATHIMOMMY

    This week was another in the country I call home outside my home culture. Have you ever had one of those moments in a mall parking lot where you've lost your car and spent more time that you should finding it? Well, this time I was parked outside a friend's home where I had gone to watch their oldes... Read more

  • The rain came back

    9/12/2014 9:35:54 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    But it didn't come down as bad as it did earlier in the week when we had standing water in the back yard. If I get lucky and it is nice and sunny I may mow the yard then. I haven't mowed the yard in a week. It looks a like I haven't mowed it longer than that. Our neighbor across the street got his m... Read more

  • OMG! 10% increase in body fat

    9/12/2014 2:13:33 PM, by WINACHST

    I have not weighed myself for a while mostly because I did not want to know the number. I did not think I was doing too bad despite the snacking I have been doing I was able to fit in my "skinny" jeans comfortably and my fat pants were roomy. Dr. McDougall says the fat you eat is the fat you w... Read more

  • My chains are gone

    9/12/2014 1:38:09 PM, by JOYFULSPIRIT920

    I quit my job on Tuesday. After 19 years, I walked in, packed my desk and resigned. I was freaking scared out of my mind but I knew it was the right thing to do. I equate my job with an abusive relationship. As bad as it was in my office, at least I knew what to expect, there was some comfort ... Read more

  • Major Mojo Madness

    9/12/2014 1:31:04 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    We all do it. (no, not that...) We all say we're going to get going, but something holds us back. Whether it be our newest excuse, life, time, or just simple lack of motivation we get ourselves in our own way. I'm big on it. and I'm just big. I have been struggling for months n... Read more

  • Chris Powell Carb Cycling: Day 5

    9/12/2014 12:53:36 PM, by RUNNERGIRLAZ

    Wow! I've been doing this for 5 days! That might be a record for me! :) So, thus far I feel great! I have moments when I get really hungry, usually right before I'm supposed to eat again, but I am not starving all the time. I hate being hungry and while I appreciate that I will not die of hunger r... Read more

  • Friday Morning

    9/12/2014 12:46:43 PM, by COOP9002

    I was able to get a long run in this morning, and get the lawn mowed. Since we're going to visit some family tomorrow, i wanted to make sure that i didn't have some tall grass awaiting us on our return. Hope your Friday is going well. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/12/2014 9:54:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is just about complete. it is supposed to be raining quite a bit here tomorrow, so i am getting as many outdoor errands done as i can today. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i have not made any weekend plans yet. i will see how it goes each day an... Read more

  • My 27th Wedding Anniversary...

    9/12/2014 8:07:49 AM, by ROXYZMOM

    Today is my 27th wedding anniversary. I married a great man. We have had our share of ups and downs - mainly because we have kids! - but we have always worked as a "team" and I am so grateful that he has chosen to be part of my life. Today, after driving across country for the past 4 days - ... Read more

  • Dad's bone scan results

    9/11/2014 9:57:00 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, there isn't anything wrong with his knee. Just inflammation from the scar tissue from the surgery that he had 4 years ago next month. They gave him a cortisone shot to the knee. And they did take xrays of his right hip because the chiropractor was working on that when dad saw the chiropractor ... Read more

  • When people project mean things

    9/11/2014 6:32:13 PM, by JAHAR929

    I'll keep this blog brief as it is just simple reflection on my feelings at the moment. I was just put on blast by a friend (or soon to be ex-friend) over some misguided communications and hurt feelings that were never reconciled. Now, I take responsibility for my roles in my relationsh... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/11/2014 4:37:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am catching up on some reading today. the weather here yesterday was really rainy and windy. today, it is just windy and it is much cooler outside. my daughter is trying out for the cross country running team at her school, this week. she loves to run, so i encouraged her to go and try out for it.... Read more

  • boring, not very fun weekend financial project

    9/11/2014 3:08:03 PM, by APONI_KB

    One day a week or so ago out of the blue, the hubs asked me if we were still getting a paper water bill. Oh goodness no, paper is so 2013 all that stuff appears in the bill pay tab on my checking account when I log in. Do you know the account number? Why would I need that? I see the amoun... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/11/2014 11:54:49 AM, by COOP9002

    it's hard to believe that it's already Thursday. i guess time flies when you're having fun. enjoy your day.... Read more

  • How much I love laughing

    9/11/2014 10:40:58 AM, by JAHAR929

    Sometimes I share funny stories about myself and then I think "Jackie, do people really care to read about your ridiculousness or your silly mishappenings" and then I think to myself, welp---if you like laughing as much as I do, then ya, maybe people will enjoy a good story (laughing at my expense) ... Read more

  • Back to School

    9/11/2014 8:59:55 AM, by ANNISSAMARIA

    I am grateful for healthy food because it fuels my body!... Read more