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  • Outside Run and New way of Cooking.

    1/22/2017 8:16:39 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Finally the weather warmed up enough for me to get outside. I had to run in the town due to all my trail roads being so muddy. I could feel the sun on my face and the warmth through my body. Glorious! Pure heaven. Got in 4 miles all under 12 min miles. Woo! That Circuit training class is helpin... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    1/22/2017 8:05:57 AM, by RO2BENT

    We are so busy on weekends just doing chores and running errands that may not be important but we ensure we have quality time.... Read more

  • Let the trail runs begin!

    1/21/2017 10:23:04 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Well....sorta Today my husband wanted to come with me on a hike. I was pretty excited about this so I didn't bother pointing out to him that while the snow is gone from where we live it will still be on the trails. More fun as a surprise right? I did take him out to the lake where the trai... Read more

  • Thanks for your prayers

    1/21/2017 3:24:46 PM, by COOP9002

    Thanks for your prayers and concern for Debbie. She slept better last night. Still struggling with the hacky cough. However, she was able to get some sleep last night. Blessings... Read more

  • Balance

    1/21/2017 3:12:45 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    This is not about the balance in our lives, though I get we all need it. this is about Chisel Balance. I had a video to put up, but can't figure out how to do it. Let's just say, it's candid. And it's not pretty. But, I wanted to post it to show people of all statures, that it's not easy. ... Read more

  • "Born to die" ... not exactly encouraging thing to hear

    1/21/2017 2:01:30 PM, by WINACHST

    well, I can check off one thing of my bucket list of things to do: I created a map in ifit for a run in Key Largo. I created a 6.2 miler at the end. I must admit it was a boring run except at the end. *-* A few things about today's run: 1. It was supposed to be a cross-training or rest day. ... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    1/21/2017 7:52:41 AM, by RO2BENT

    Easy day at work then dropped two kids off and spent evening with middle child dinner and shopping. Going to exchange for a large double bass for her this AM, then I'll go swimming while they're at Costco ... Read more

  • Moderation

    1/20/2017 7:32:13 PM, by MOBYCARP

    On SparkPeople, there is a lot of attention given to moderation. Usually this is focused on nutrition. We have to eat, but most of us got here by eating too much. Learning to eat appropriately and moderately turns out to be quite a challenge for some of us. After we learn to eat moderately, doin... Read more

  • Was thinking...

    1/20/2017 6:30:08 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I was thinking of giving my dad's lung doctor a note about his sleeping habits to see if a sleep study to see if he might have sleep apnea. He is having the same problems that I was having before I was told that I had sleep apnea. He is low on energy, takes long naps (more than 2 hours sometimes), a... Read more

  • He finally took me out!

    1/20/2017 4:58:54 PM, by RUNSWITHDEER

    Oh what a wonderful day! It finally happened! I'm so excited, he took me out! Yes, he took me out! You know what that's like ladies. I sure didn't see it coming. He just walked in the door after work and grabbed me with his strong arms. Talk about my melting heart! We left the apartmen... Read more

  • Rough night

    1/20/2017 4:48:29 PM, by COOP9002

    While i am finally through this crud, my wife seems to have slipped back into some of it. she didn't sleep last night, because of a persistent hacky cough. she went to the doctor on Wednesday and they gave her some medicine for an ear infection and her cough. she had a miserable night last night. ... Read more

  • Nasty Blog Comments

    1/20/2017 11:41:09 AM, by TARAFOFARA

    Wow, awoke this morning to a rather nasty blog comment that I need to figure this out or fail. Huh? There is a whole lot of our lives and experiences that people dont know about and I find it odd to be so nasty instead of positive or supportive. It might be the same person who told me to get help... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/20/2017 10:18:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to enjoy and have fun! i have a phone interview this afternoon for a full time job. the phone interview is the first step. if i do well on the phone interview, i will be asked to go in for an in person interview. i am ready to do the interview. i prepared well the other day and i practiced thi... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    1/20/2017 6:50:28 AM, by RO2BENT

    So I decided to start taking credit in MapMyRun for my late evening walks since I'm not able to Ron I walk at a fast pace wearing a backpack with weights (called rucking). Good day at work yesterday and should be again today spent the evening playing with the kids and going to be a busy weekend ahea... Read more

  • Gloomy day but feel great

    1/19/2017 7:55:16 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was a gloomy day. Rain and fog off and on all day long. But it didn't put a damper on my day. Made me a little sleepy but not enough to make me take a nap though. But it sure made my dad sleepy to where he took a nap this afternoon. Sleep is still great after getting my CPAP machine 2 wee... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/19/2017 3:21:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mild winter day here today. i am out and about enjoying the nice weather today. my daughter says hi! i heard from a different place regarding another job. i will need to do a phone interview with them before i find out if i get the job or not. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrifi... Read more

  • Migraines

    1/19/2017 12:49:49 PM, by CATARINA_CERISE

    Allow me to preface this by saying that I am not a chronic migraine sufferer. This was my second migraine in my LIFE. About two weeks ago I was washing dishes and felt a headache coming on, so I had BF massage my neck. By the end of the night, though, I had limited mobility. I began taking musc... Read more

  • Free Donuts

    1/19/2017 11:55:18 AM, by TARAFOFARA

    I just received an email that we are having a donut party at break to celebrate one of our teachers winning the district Teacher of the Year award. I know not many people read my blogs, but I was hoping someone would leave a comment to give me courage. I asked the secretary if I could lick a donut... Read more

  • Getting Better

    1/19/2017 11:15:53 AM, by COOP9002

    Thank you so much for praying for my wife. She is feeling much better today. I am finally getting close to full strength again. Hopefully, we have survived this crud, and won't have to see it again for quite some time. Take care of yourself and try to stay healthy.... Read more

  • oh my oh my oh my

    1/19/2017 10:24:49 AM, by WINACHST

    I am so frustrated. My weight is up again. I am stuck in this zone and cannot seem to get out of it. ARRRRRRRGH! On the positive, I am getting my cravings under control. Last night at a Bible study, there were cookies and brownies and guess how much I had? Not one bite. I was not even tempted. ... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    1/19/2017 7:03:58 AM, by RO2BENT

    Work is going well keeping up with things left early yesterday to go for a swim then after dinner to coldest Boling' to advance her to her next lesson and then took her for a haircut got home just in time to read and tuck in a little ones. No plans for this evening so I'll plan to spend time with th... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/18/2017 3:03:56 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am putting in some extra time on my online courses today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i am taking it easy today. i had a one day job the other day and i enjoyed it. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Week 1 - Check In - Marathon Training

    1/18/2017 12:41:03 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    Well, week 1 of marathon training has passed...my left leg still is tight and hurts but I am pushing through it. I am hoping that more outside runs will get my body ready. This marathon training time I am actually loading my workouts and my times into my fitness tracker which is pretty cool!... Read more

  • Slowly Getting Back on Track

    1/18/2017 11:10:35 AM, by TARAFOFARA

    My back is slowly healing. I was able to add a small amount of weight for my snatches this morning and for my back squats. Slowly, slowly, slowly. This is were age is such a pain because the body is so easy to hurt and takes forever to recover. I am performing the next two weekends and want to ... Read more

  • Debbie

    1/18/2017 10:59:27 AM, by COOP9002

    my wife was miserable last night, so she went to the doctor this morning. she has bronchitis and an ear infection. they gave her some antibiotics and cough syrup. i am feeling much better today. but still have this nagging cough. enjoy your Wednesday.... Read more

  • January craziness! Don't overdo it!

    1/18/2017 10:30:40 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Staying accountable today. Went to the gym last night and did a bit less than normal. Instead of doing 200 plus abs I reduced to planks with hubby. My abs are STILL sore from last week! but I slept a lot better with the reduction. The searing muscle pain was too much! Some soreness feels great but w... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    1/18/2017 6:55:38 AM, by RO2BENT

    Busy day at work busy evening at home with homework baths violin and running errands but everything worked well. Should be an easy day at work today and I'm planning to go for a swim so I'll leave work a little early and I may take the oldest bowling so we can try to get one more lesson in before th... Read more

  • More for you armchair travelers - Day trip & hike to Ngare Ndare Forest Trust

    1/18/2017 4:02:27 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    This was a short hike - about 10km but a lot of fun. Ngare Ndare has been created as a wildlife corridor between Lewa Conservancy & Mt Kenya National Park to allow for wildlife migration. It is an amazing place with beautiful gnarly old trees. We were in a very big group, so of course we did no... Read more

  • I'ma so sore

    1/17/2017 6:08:36 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    But I'm still doing it. Haven't blogged much (to my dismay) as my lovely college girl was here for the week. I can't believe this week is gone! She landed safely back to her "home". I've been still plugging away at my workout calendar and Missy Mo even did a workout with me! I do NOT want t... Read more

  • Day 17: working hard to get things done.

    1/17/2017 12:53:27 PM, by HJFOGARTY

    I'm going to keep it short and sweet today. I'm working hard to get things done. Every day is one day closer to moving day. And once that happens life will decompress. Stress will be gone. And I will have the ability to concentrate on myself more. So I'm just going to take one day at a time. Do the ... Read more

  • Veggie Tikka Masala

    1/17/2017 12:46:18 PM, by WINACHST

    Well, I just ate a meal of my version of a Tikka Masala. OMG! that was so amazing I made mine with all veggies. The sauce is a variation of Vegan Richa's that i found in her cookbook. I did not follow the recipe and have no idea how it made this. So it will be an adventure next time I wan... Read more

  • Flu Bug

    1/17/2017 12:18:24 PM, by COOP9002

    i'm feeling better finally. however our youngest daughter had to miss school today due to some stomach issues. now my wife seems to be coming down with the flu. when will this madness finally leave our home?... Read more

  • Its going to be a long day today

    1/17/2017 12:02:06 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today is going to be a long day. Dad is getting his 2nd iron IV today and has 3 more to go. He will get those the next 3 Tuesdays in the morning. We will go back to town and then come back up before 4pm for my appointment with my lung doctor. I will let that doctor know that I got my CPAP machine an... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    1/17/2017 6:52:49 AM, by RO2BENT

    Stop to visit my mom on the way home from the cabin and she decided to take all three kids for the afternoon since she hadn't seen them all weekend so that made it easy for mom and I to get home and pack the groceries and make dinner. Back to work today short work week and all the other normal stuff... Read more

  • Sleeping better and more energy

    1/16/2017 4:37:49 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, my sleep is better and my energy is up since getting my CPAP machine. I haven't woken up with my usual headaches (unless its a sinus headache) and I am not waking up tired. I took my first long walk yesterday morning to church. It usually takes me 19 minutes to get to church and it took me 17.... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    1/16/2017 2:58:23 PM, by RO2BENT

    Sad to leave the cabin but we all got to enjoy cousins VR goggles and walking around. No snow, sledding : ( Groceries and unpacking today and visited my mom... Read more

  • day 16: weekend kicked my butt

    1/16/2017 2:37:20 PM, by HJFOGARTY

    well - I suck! LOL I said I would try to stay on track on the weekend and I failed. This morning I hopped on the scale and yup - up a pound. I know it isn't much and it will come back off - but really! why do I do this to myself? weekends tend to get so busy and I forget to eat or drink ... Read more

  • Day 15: missed the day completely

    1/16/2017 2:24:36 PM, by HJFOGARTY

    Well nothing much to say other than I hate weekends!! not really! but I do hate that I'm so busy that my life basically stops. I lose track of myself and am on the get it done now train. which means I'm off the stay on track train. This is why working is good for me - I stay focused and on t... Read more

  • Monday

    1/16/2017 11:36:51 AM, by COOP9002

    getting ready for a crazy busy week. hope your Monday is going better than mine.... Read more

  • Running Crazy

    1/16/2017 11:27:43 AM, by CHEEKYSU

    I know that I'm unlikely to keep up with a blog on SparkPeople *and* my real blog, and since I like my real blog a lot more it gets priority. However! At this point I'm willing to try just about anything if it keeps me on track, so here I am. This post is a repost from my real blog. Maybe for tomorr... Read more

  • Winter magic

    1/15/2017 11:48:28 PM, by TIKITAMI

    The weather is supposed to change over the next couple of days, our snow will disappear. With that in mind I wanted to get out for one more snowy hike in and headed out with my son. We don't get out anywhere near as much as I'd like to so I always appreciate our days together. It took a couple of... Read more

  • Sunday

    1/15/2017 4:27:19 PM, by COOP9002

    fortunately the big storm turned out to be a dud for those of us in mid-Mo. Unfortunately, i believe it created a mess in other parts of the country. hope your Sunday is going well. Getting ready for a long evening.... Read more

  • You Do What It Takes When You Don't Want to Break Your Heart

    1/15/2017 11:12:41 AM, by JEANKNEE

    Reading HOLLYM48's blog "It's not easy breaking your heart" really spoke to me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
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    idual.asp?blog_id=6297890 Why? Because an injury emerged for me on March 13, 2015. January 13, 2017 marked 96 weeks since that fateful day. At the s... Read more

  • The mind can be your greatest friend or your worst enemy!

    1/15/2017 9:52:07 AM, by RUNNINGWENCH

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  • Waiting on Storm

    1/15/2017 9:14:35 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Sounds like most of it will be south of us. Hey?? when did they start naming "all" storms? is this a new thing ? Picked up the very happy Beagle and the weather was just warm enough that I got in a nice RUN! Yes an outside RUN! 4 miles and I was feeling so good. My mind cleared and there ... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    1/15/2017 8:08:29 AM, by RO2BENT

    Looking forward to more walking outside on the cold at the state park today... Read more

  • Day 14: weekends are too busy

    1/14/2017 7:56:20 PM, by HJFOGARTY

    I sit here knowing that today is Saturday. And find myself falling back into my old habits. A busy day. No time to stop. No time to think. Just keep going. Errands to run. Things to pack. I just keep going. I did get in the water today but not enough yet. Thankfully there's still more time. I did e... Read more

  • Day 2 of Jupiter

    1/14/2017 3:50:06 PM, by COOP9002

    our mission team from Brazil arrived Friday night, and we didn't greet them with very nice weather. we were forced to cancel some events today due to the ice. hopefully, it won't get too bad this evening, and we will still be able to gather tomorrow. i guess we'll have to wait and see. Ble... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    1/14/2017 2:51:46 PM, by RO2BENT

    Drove to state park cabin after two hours of packing played racquetball had dinner and a beer. Played with kids in pool after breakfast and played on cousins VR games so far today. Will play racquetball again and hopefully hit the hot tub!... Read more

  • Home..

    1/14/2017 9:29:59 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Drove home last afternoon. So very nice to have our own bed. Mother in law was sleeping most of the day yesterday. Have noticed some disorientation with father in law. Stress and being out of his own surroundings. Dales brother took over being with FIL. We may have to make the trip again in a ... Read more

  • If You're Having Girl Problems, I Feel Bad For Ya Son

    1/13/2017 2:59:02 PM, by MUFFIY831

    I am not a normal female human in many respects, but one in particular is that I don't really have periods very often, so when I do I am completely befuddled. I *JUST* figured out why I've been (seemingly) powerless against junk food whims and why I have cried at dozens of random YouTube videos in t... Read more

  • Bracing for Jupiter

    1/13/2017 2:14:53 PM, by COOP9002

    the winter storm has not hit our part of Missouri. everyone is buying everything on the shelves and preparing for this ice storm headed our way later today. Stay safe wherever you are.... Read more

  • Day 13: TGIF it's all about follow through for me

    1/13/2017 12:56:45 PM, by HJFOGARTY

    Today is Friday. I am gearing up for yet another busy weekend. Weekends are when I fall off track. And undo all the progress I've made. But I'm not going to allow it this weekend. I've set the timer on my phone. So I'm reminded it's time to drink my water or time to eat. I don't want to get too busy... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/13/2017 11:15:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hI! i am catching up on some errands and housework today. other than that, i have no other plans for the day. i brought some healthy snacks,food and a bottle of water with me to have when i am out and about. have a terrific day,everyone and a great ... Read more

  • Never give up, never GO BACK!

    1/13/2017 10:29:53 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Well so far January is becoming successful. I'm relieved because I just gained and gained the past few months. Finally I'm creating a deficit and starting to make progress again. Today is Friday and in just 2 weeks my son will be turning 6!! Six years old!! I can't believe it! I still remember... Read more

  • Good day.....

    1/13/2017 9:24:52 AM, by LDYHAZ

    She was alert and oriented. Concerned about everyone. Was a major relief that she looked so well yesterday. This morning not so good. Pain and discomfort up along with nasty nausea. We expected as much but very hard on FIL. I of course want to fix the world. So I will be good and stay in the waiting... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    1/13/2017 6:43:51 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good day yesterday at work and evening at home with the kids even with mama being gone for a work dinner. Skipped my evening walk because my heels hurt a lot after Wednesday's walk so they need a break and I'm planning to play racquetball this evening. Short workday today and going for a swim before... Read more

  • Day 12: make the time

    1/12/2017 8:07:04 PM, by HJFOGARTY

    So today is day 12 of being back on track. And all in all I think I've done pretty well. I did miss blogging one day, yesterday. But I'm determined to stay the course. I know missing one day of blogging isn't a big deal. But it sets me up to miss more days. So I know I need to stay the course. Be di... Read more

  • Possibilities Unfolding

    1/12/2017 7:23:34 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Last night's training session with Shanel was excellent on a number of accounts. First of all, I really like her. She's a wonderful young woman and I find working with her to be easy. Not, that she takes it easy on me, mind you! Working with her has helped me become familiar with the gym env... Read more

  • It was deep

    1/12/2017 5:34:04 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This morning I got up early to get a few things done so I could head out to the lake for a morning hike. I got dressed and walked outside. Son of a nutcracker it's cold! I walked back inside, put on a couple more layers and headed back out. I understood why my husband was so happy when I told him... Read more

  • Goals update January 8-14

    1/12/2017 3:18:35 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Soda sober aka completely off soda New year's day ACHIEVED Begin certified personal fitness trainer and corrective exercise specialist program ACHIEVED (Courses began January 10th! ) Exercise minimum of three days minimum 30 minutes each ACHIEVED Keep current in studying -- in pr... Read more

  • 2017 Goals Update

    1/12/2017 1:09:12 PM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    Minor tweaks to the goals I've set: 1.) Run at least 4 road races (at least 3 at the 5K distance and at least 1 at the 10K distance) 2.) Run at least 3 Triathlons (Crows Lake Sprint, Lanier Islands Sprint, Tugaloo Olympic) 3.) Train properly for these races (i.e. for more than a couple of we... Read more

  • Winter Storm Coming?

    1/12/2017 12:12:37 PM, by COOP9002

    our part of the country is bracing for a winter storm that seems to be heading our way. it was 60 degrees yesterday, and is now in the upper 20's. hopefully, the ice won't be as bad as they are projecting. Blessings upon you and yours today.... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    1/12/2017 7:08:10 AM, by RO2BENT

    Work is still busy as usual just maintaining not really getting a head like I'd hoped now that all the meetings are back in full swing but at dinner last night and then went to the grocery to pick up a few things for our weekend away at the cabin with my wife's extended family. She'll be gone this e... Read more

  • Rough time

    1/12/2017 7:00:59 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Arlene ended up having quadruple bypass and remained out of it at the time we took father in law to hotel. Prayers for a good night for all and a bright hopeful day. Thank you all for your prayers. It really helps... Read more

  • Goals and Rewards January 2017

    1/12/2017 6:45:51 AM, by RUNNINGWENCH

    I've really allowed myself to stray from healthy habits and my body has paid the price for it. January is my reset month. I have started and stopped a million times but this time feels different again. I've lost 30lbs before and I can do it again. My goals for January 2017 1. Track everythin... Read more

  • Day 11: missed a day blogging

    1/12/2017 6:32:17 AM, by HJFOGARTY

    Ug! I missed blogging. I don't want to fall into that routine because that means my mind is off on something other than making this work. And yes I was really busy yesterday. No excuse! I thought of it right before bed but once I'm tired I'm out like a light. So today you get a double dose. Her... Read more

  • More Garmin Geeking Out - With Photos!

    1/11/2017 3:13:25 PM, by MUFFIY831

    I find this hilarious. I had my watch on the 'cardio' function today at boot camp. Mainly I try to watch my heart rate, but I was looking at some stuff on the actual Garmin website and ran across this little gem - my map from my exercise this morning. Now, first of all, I was indoor... Read more

  • I want it so bad!

    1/11/2017 2:39:27 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    Healthbet has officially kicked off this week. I had every intention of doing my H/C Strength yesterday as ST is one of my all time favorites. Well, between writing a paper for school and straightening up before the college girl got here, time just slipped away. But no worries, I took it as a rest... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/11/2017 11:12:50 AM, by COOP9002

    the coughing seems to be coming to an end. It's not as frequent as it has been over the past couple of days. i had some struggles while riding the stationary bike this morning, but the i'm feeling much better this morning. enjoy your day.... Read more

  • Moderation needed in...

    1/11/2017 7:00:57 AM, by PRITHY3

    I need moderation in my liquid calorie intake. One solution will be to not purchase those beverages so that I'm not tempted to drink them when I come home.... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    1/11/2017 6:59:30 AM, by RO2BENT

    So the biggest issue right now is trying to get to sleep by 10 o'clock so I'm not sleeping in until 630 other than that all is going well go to work at the kids bathed and homework done last night and I'll have to go to the grocery store this evening after work to get stuff for our long weekend away... Read more

  • Prayers

    1/11/2017 6:41:48 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Dale's mother is having triple bypass this morning. Please send all prayers for Arlene.... Read more

  • What are your clothes telling you?

    1/10/2017 8:51:52 PM, by RUNSWITHDEER

    My pants to me: No way Chas, you shouldn't be wearing me. Really, I'm being stretched to the maximum. This is really uncomfortable. What have you been eating lately or what haven't you eaten lately is more like it? Well, I wasn't listening but I'm listening now. Yeah, one embarrassing ... Read more

  • Day 10: staying positive is key

    1/10/2017 2:41:50 PM, by HJFOGARTY

    Today is day 10. I don't like roller coasters! But it appears that is exactly what life is. one really big roller coaster! The ups, the downs, the fast turns, the slow climbs, it's all there. And really most of a roller coaster ride I don't mind. The part that gets me is the sudden drop. That ma... Read more

  • Long day today

    1/10/2017 1:06:41 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today is going to be a long day. Right now dad is getting iron through an IV because he is low on iron. He has to have 5 of them and today is the first one. Neither one of us knows when he has to have the next 4. It shouldn't be too much longer until he's done getting it. I have my crocheting with m... Read more

  • Back to Work

    1/10/2017 11:50:51 AM, by TARAFOFARA

    Back to work yesterday means getting back into a routine. I always think when I am on vacation I am going to really have time to focus on these important things. Reality is I get completely off track. Sometimes I eat most of my daily calories before noon. That leaves for a pretty bleak afternoon... Read more

  • Hmmm

    1/10/2017 11:45:41 AM, by COOP9002

    our Reverse Mission Trip may have some serious travel challenges. we have a major ice storm moving into our part of the country later this week. the team is supposed to arrive on Friday. we'll just keep praying that God works out all the details. blessings... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/10/2017 11:11:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have decided to just stick to work not too far away. it was not worth all of the time,expense i would have incurred by working in a city far away from home. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    1/10/2017 6:58:49 AM, by RO2BENT

    Relatively easy day at work starting to have meeting so I will be a struggle to just stay above water I think but had a nice evening at home, went out for dinner with some work colleagues in from out of town and I had to do extra homework with our youngest because he needs extra attention on specifi... Read more

  • Only is a four letter word

    1/10/2017 12:04:34 AM, by TIKITAMI

    These last couple of weeks I've learned about how I deal with motivation. It started when I got my Garmin. Based on my activity level Garmin immediately put me in a group of people "like" me and gave me a step goal. Uh...no. I found it demotivating when I was being trounced by everyone in the gro... Read more

  • Race Report: 2017 Winter Warrior Half Marathon

    1/9/2017 9:39:17 PM, by MOBYCARP

    I ran the Winter Warrior Half Marathon Saturday afternoon/evening. What with one thing and another, it's Monday evening before I have time to describe it; but as a result of the delay, I have some race pictures. There is no race shirt for Winter Warrior. Instead, there is a race hat. This ye... Read more

  • Self Inflicted

    1/9/2017 5:40:31 PM, by FRANCLYN

    My students know my general rules: No marks. No blood. No permanent damage. Limited sympathy for self-inflicted damage. Kick him hard enough to bruise? I'm going to nail you. Kick him but leave no mark, we'll talk it out and you'll spend some time making it right. Run into a pole because you w... Read more

  • GOALS: Week of January 8

    1/9/2017 5:38:34 PM, by DCFELLA

    Goal(s) Week of Jan. 8: 1) Run at least 4 miles, 2 times this week 3) Weight Training 4x this week (with cardio) 4) Maintain weight and reduce body fat % Results: 1) TBD 2) TBD! 3) TBD! Notes as I start a new week: Last week I completed week 1 of a new weight lifting routine. I am planning to stic... Read more

  • Following the Rules....

    1/9/2017 4:12:44 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I missed Saturday's workout with a nasty cold and intended on doing Sunday. Well, like my dear friend far far away, I too got a call. My friend of over 30 years had passed. I hadn't seen her much truthfully and when we moved back to Washington she was one of the first we hooked up... Read more

  • Back to Basics - 2017 Resolutions!

    1/9/2017 4:06:52 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    Happy New Year! I am a little behind on posting my New Year's Resolutions - BUT, I have been *really* bad about keeping up with my Sparkpage/Sparkblog as well! For 2016 I didn't spend a lot of time visiting around here and when I started out last year I had decided that it would be the year of... Read more

  • Day 9: finding my way

    1/9/2017 2:10:32 PM, by HJFOGARTY

    Today is a milestone. I've been a whole week without dairy products. And I survived. Lol. It's been a really good week for me. I haven't really craved sugar and sweets. And I've cut all of that back drastically. I've stuck hard and fast to the straight narrow. Making sure I'm getting in my veget... Read more

  • Monday

    1/9/2017 11:06:48 AM, by COOP9002

    hope your Monday is going well. my head is starting to clear up but i still can't shake this nagging cough. it was nice to be able to get a run in at the rec center this morning. hope your Monday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • Nerd Alert! (AKA Driving Myself Nuts With The Garmin)

    1/9/2017 9:36:31 AM, by MUFFIY831

    I got this fancy Garmin for Christmas, and it has all sorts of bells and whistles on it. I had a Fitbit for years and would obsess over my steps but now I have a whole new set of numbers to obsess over. Heh. Maybe this is not a good thing. So anyway, I now have a heart rate monitor. I've... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    1/9/2017 6:47:55 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good Sunday visiting my mom in the morning church lunch prep my salads and baked some chicken for the week then was going to go to the Y to swim after 10 minutes in the pool it closed I hadn't realize they close early on Sunday. So after work today I'll be stopping by, I will be gone for dinner so I... Read more

  • Still feeling great with the CPAP

    1/8/2017 9:24:59 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I never thought that I would be saying this but I'm glad that I finally got the CPAP. I didn't realize that all the daytime sleepiness and all of my headaches were caused by sleep apnea. Plus all of my snoring that I did believe that I was doing. I didn't even know that I had sleep apnea until I was... Read more

  • Wanna go for a hike? It'll be fun!

    1/8/2017 8:34:15 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Now normally I'm saying that to my husband but this weekend we had our oldest grandkids spending the night so I thought they might enjoy a winter hike along the river. I was partially right. It was definitely cold and grey but we headed out. It was only 10 minutes up the road fr... Read more

  • BONUS Blog: Glimpse of Possibilities

    1/8/2017 6:59:02 PM, by JEANKNEE

    You've heard the saying, Less is more. Well, that's what I see for myself when it comes to my future fitness routine. Less ... I do not see myself physically active as many days a week as I was before. I do not see myself engaged in activities as intense as those before. I do not... Read more

  • Week 2 Commitments

    1/8/2017 6:11:12 PM, by SARAHSAURUSREX

    Well week 1 started out ok but it went downhill. This seems normal for me but I'm hoping to gradually change that pattern. Here are my commitment results after week 1: Run - 4 days: 0 Stay in Calorie limit - 5 days: 3 (WOW that's eye opening! No wonder I need to lose some weight!) Rea... Read more

  • Day 8: change can be hard

    1/8/2017 5:48:23 PM, by HJFOGARTY

    Today has been a long day. I have held onto some of my mothers things since she passed over 26 years. Ceramic molds. Tons of ceramic molds. I was hoping to one day have a shop of my very own to carry on her legacy. But it won't be happening. Today I gave them all away to a young girl who has big dre... Read more

  • BONUS Blog: My Understanding of the Pelvic Injury

    1/8/2017 4:19:24 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Recovery from this injury has been brutal and grueling. Thankfully, I am a person with determination, perseverance, stamina and patience. I have had a lot of time to think and learn from this experience ... 95 weeks and counting. With repeated review of my experience, recollections of what I'... Read more

  • Getting there

    1/8/2017 3:34:48 PM, by COOP9002

    finally feeling a little better today. getting ready for our monthly business meeting tonight. enjoy your Sunday.... Read more

  • Indications of Healing Continue

    1/8/2017 3:31:30 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Saw a hydration/inflammation level on the scale this morning lower than I've seen since June 24, 2014. Absolutely shocking to me! And, shocking in an excellent way. I quickly went back through the hydration data that I've kept and see that the first indications of trouble arose on October 3, ... Read more

  • About Saturday

    1/8/2017 12:45:08 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    This cold is kicking my bootay. Went to make coffee in my Keurig this morning, started it up and realized I forgot to put in my coffee cup. Maybe it's the ninja fat cells wagin war on ME, now that I'm waging war on it. Could be. It's okay, I won't be defeated. They may have won Sa... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    1/8/2017 9:47:31 AM, by RO2BENT

    Up early too get oldest to Science Olympiad, then ran errands, visited family, dinner out, and a movie yesterday. Typical Sunday, no grocery store today which has been the norm lately!... Read more