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  • Now...I'm Loving Myself

    3/2/2015 10:07:35 PM, by LIFEFOUNDONARUN

    There came a time not so long ago when I took a stand and did something that I really didn't want to do. I knew I needed to do it, but I found all sorts of excuses not to. I believed that living in a state of denial was easier than living in reality, because the reality was going to be ... differe... Read more

  • huge wake up call

    3/2/2015 5:32:19 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I gained weight for the first time in this journey. I've had fluctuations before from tom bloat and stuff like that but it usually drops off.. Not this time. And what really confirmed it was when I did my measurements for march. I've gained an inch everywhere (except my arms which stayed the same... Read more

  • Day 51

    3/2/2015 4:16:22 PM, by TMONA85

    Didn't do a blog entry for a couple of days - last week was generally not the best, but when the weekend came I needed a break from the computer. It wasn't the greatest weekend when it comes to eating either. The whole week I was very stressed with work and when the weekend came, it took a while to ... Read more

  • What kind of fitness person are you?

    3/2/2015 1:08:29 PM, by STEPHM-ARATHON

    I've been here on Spark for over five years and I know so many different types of people, and I've been thinking a lot about this lately. I'm working on re-losing some weight. I lost it fairly fast the first time. Now I'm losing it slower and more thoughtfully. Hopefully sustainably. My sister also ... Read more

  • Monday

    3/2/2015 10:34:33 AM, by COOP9002

    Our weather is slightly more normal for early March here in mid-Mo today. It's a little cold, but at least we're not getting more snow and ice. fortunately, the kids were able to get to school this morning, although our youngest daughter wasn't too excited about it. hope your Monday is going we... Read more

  • Snow

    3/2/2015 8:37:07 AM, by SWITCHBLADE

    Last time I went for really long walk with my dog, I had to turn around halfway through because the snow was so deep that I couldn't keep walking. At first I thought I was being a baby, but when Vasco (my dog) couldn't make it through, then I realized that the snow really was too deep because he is... Read more

  • it's a new month

    3/2/2015 8:11:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month is now underway. i am looking forward to when spring starts and so is my daughter. she is soooooo excited about her birthday that is coming up near the end of this month. she enjoys being active and keeps me active as well. she also enjoys reading regularly,too. all of the birds are doin... Read more

  • Spring is coming

    3/2/2015 5:52:49 AM, by TIMOTHY53

    Tomorrow the Orioles play their first spring training game. Yea! Spring is here. Don't let all the snow and ice on the ground fool ya. Last Sunday I drove one of our vehicles to Lafayette CO (Boulder area) so Mike could have wheels enough to drive to Denver for his job as required. Otherwi... Read more

  • detox results

    3/1/2015 9:36:22 PM, by WILLBEA10

    I lost 6 pounds during my 6 day detox. I think it would have been more if I hadn't eaten out 2 of the days. But, even on those 2 days, I tried to stay close to my detox plan. The best part for this deotx was how I felt. I felt better, and lighter. However, the first day was MISERABLE. I was a ... Read more

  • Lies Jillian Michaels Tells You

    3/1/2015 8:55:30 PM, by DISASTERFISHY

    I love Jillian; she is my favorite DVD trainer...she is my fitness soul food; when I want to die, there she is begging me to do one more pushup before rolling over into the grave. But...I and I say this with love...the bitch lies. I've broken down the biggest white lies and half truths the woma... Read more

  • who signs up for an ultra relay on a whim?

    3/1/2015 7:00:48 PM, by SNOWKAT2

    ME! I got so caught up in the excitement that I did it! Don't quite know what possessed me... maybe the challenge of something way outside my comfort zone and maybe the thought of having such a fun time with some cool people. Whatever the reason, I am in. 6 hour ultra relay happening on June... Read more

  • Reflecting & Recommitting

    3/1/2015 5:52:40 PM, by SARAH_VW

    How can it have been 6 years since I last wrote a blog? That is just crazy!! I almost didn't believe it when I saw the date of my last blog. Life has changed a lot since then. I've had two babies in the past three years and moved to a different town. The one thing that has remained constant though o... Read more

  • A Students notes on Taijiquan and Qigong

    3/1/2015 5:07:39 PM, by PAPAMIKIE

    As some of you will know I have been working to prepare my lessons on Taijiquan and Qigong. My intension is to put together my “Student Notes on Taijiquan and Qigong” both in written and video format. I have been reviewing and organizing my various resource and making some test video. I video tape s... Read more

  • Sunday

    3/1/2015 4:13:00 PM, by COOP9002

    Our 3-5 inches of snow turned into about 8 inches last night. we had services at church this morning, but decided to cancel evening activities tonight. so our family is able to have a relaxing afternoon after a busy but fruitful weekend. hope your Sunday is going well.... Read more

  • Positive transformation

    3/1/2015 3:48:50 PM, by PMRUNNER

    We have a guy who runs our IM sports program. I have known him off and on for about ten years. During that time, he was over weight and getting bigger. His office is in a really nice fitness center and he works with our department of physical education, who are among the fittest Army officers I k... Read more

  • dropped a couple pounds :) working on adding muscle

    3/1/2015 3:18:12 PM, by MOOMBIE1

    Well I didn't track everything I ate 265 or every exercise 324 34 (time constraints as I mentioned in past two blog posts), but just knowing I planned to track food stopped me from eating a handful of chips when serving others! After all, it takes longer to input them to Sparkpeople than inhale ... Read more

  • Making God be the center of my Life :)

    3/1/2015 2:48:40 PM, by MARYRUN1

    It seems so simple! And it really is. If God is the center of my life in all aspects, not just church on Sundays, but EVERYDAY, ALL DAY, don't you think I would think twice about overeating? Think twice about skipping a workout? Think twice about having some junk food? Mindless snacking just because... Read more

  • Short Yet Sweet With This Trail Encounter - #9

    3/1/2015 12:05:50 PM, by FLGIRL1234

    Here it is...blog # 9 of my "52 blogs of 2015" promise I made to a friend of mine to keep me accountable. THE STATS: 204.2 - 1/01/15 (starting point) 201.4 - 1/08/15 (week 1) -2.8 200.2 - 1/15/15 (week 2) -1.2 199.2 - 1/22/15 (week 3) -1.0 197.0 - 1/30/15 (week 4) -2.2 ... Read more

  • Set backs and what to do about it?

    3/1/2015 12:01:53 PM, by GYORGYB

    Coming back from vacations all ways a set back with me. Not keeping to my healthy lifestile while on holidays will cost me when I get home again. I accepted this and I start a new with new goals and enthusiasm that goes with able to set new goals. I live by the motto 'it is an other day, on other da... Read more

  • Binge Eating / Honesty

    2/28/2015 11:18:04 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    artwork by Rose Bousamra "Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have." —Robert Holden "Other people are not medicine." —Amy Poehler Hi, I'm Jamie, and I have binge eating disorder. It's worse when I'm stressed out, when I'm not sleepin... Read more

  • February 2015 Stats

    2/28/2015 6:04:47 PM, by SKINNYPANDA2015

    A short month, but hit my 5 pound goal nonetheless :) Overall Starting Weight: 190 Starting Weight at beginning of month: 174.5 Current Weight: 169.5 Pounds lost (total): 20.5 Pounds lost (this month): 5 RunKeeper Stats: Miles (running): 88.4 Average pace (running only):... Read more

  • My "Vitagoods Digital Body Analyzer" got here today!

    2/28/2015 5:13:54 PM, by SWITCHBLADE

    My weight: 160 lbs. Average weight range for someone my age and height: 123-154 My body fat %: 36% Average body fat % range for someone my age: 21% - 33% Total body water %: 45.8% Average total body water % range for a females: 45% - 60% Muscle mass ... Read more

  • Snowy Saturday

    2/28/2015 4:16:10 PM, by COOP9002

    The weekend seems to be going well. Now the snow has hit mid-Mo. Hopefully that won't mess things up too much for tomorrow's worship service. i am looking forward to being led in worship by the group that has been with the students this past weekend. enjoy your Saturday... Read more

  • Why did it take 5 years to lose 15 pounds?

    2/28/2015 2:26:20 PM, by MERLE641

    My goal for weight loss was very modest, 15 pounds. I almost feel bad saying that when so many have much greater challenges. I am so encouraging to others, telling them they can do it, setting mini goals and taking it one day at a time. I myself, never took that advice completely because I am an emo... Read more

  • Houston Rodeo 10K/5K

    2/28/2015 2:20:15 PM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    Over 13000 runners participated in this event in downtown Houston. Eight thousand ran in the 10K and 5000 in the 5k. By Houston standards, it was a a bit chilly. Additionally, it was damp and a little windy. Nevertheless, once I started running and found my pace I was comfortable. Finished 24th... Read more

  • It Has Been a Very Busy Four Weeks...

    2/27/2015 6:45:49 PM, by ROXYZMOM

    It's been a real busy month for me. Hubby and I went to visit my parents in Punta Gorda, Florida. We stayed for a week. My mother tells me it is the only warm week they have had this season, so I guess we lucked out. I especially liked when we rented a pontoon boat for the day. Got me exc... Read more

  • day 14: WHY did I say that!? doh!

    2/27/2015 2:29:45 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So yesterday went really well! I did a 2 minute plank in my strength training class and can I just say- OUCH! We also did 15 sets of regular burpees, than 20 sets of push up burpees, and then finally 20 sets of triple jump burpees! Oooow! The burn was crazy and the last 45 seconds of the plank was... Read more

  • Day 47/84: Friday Fight Baby!

    2/27/2015 1:31:56 PM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    I had a great workout this morning. Oh it was just awesome. I am working from home today so I did my workout after I took my son to daycare and before I began work for the day. It actually ended up being a good plan because my son woke up at 5 am today! I wouldn't of been able to do my workout an... Read more

  • Friday

    2/27/2015 12:49:26 PM, by COOP9002

    The DiscipleNow weekend begins in earnest after supper tonight. First we have our monthly senior adult gathering this afternoon. Hope your Friday is going well.... Read more

  • he lived long, he prospered

    2/27/2015 12:36:18 PM, by MAGNOLIA416

    RIP Leonard Nimoy Here's a vintage interview with Nimoy by the broadcaster I work for, in which he gives a thoughtful perspective on violence: www.cbc.ca/archives/categori
    es/arts-entertainment/tele
    vision/television-general/
    leonard-nimoy-explains-the
    -spock-pinch.html... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/27/2015 9:59:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    my allergies are really acting up this morning. i will just go out once in the afternoon to run a few errands. it got cold very fast yesterday outside. today is superhero day at my daughter's school. she has a cool outfit ready to wear. she was up early this morning, as she wanted to put on her supe... Read more

  • Day 48

    2/27/2015 1:36:57 AM, by TMONA85

    Went out for dinner and caught up with a friend - it was lovely. Ended up having a giant hamburger with fries, but I feel no guilt whatsoever over it. Sometimes that's just what I need! I actually need to remember the place, they had some interesting stuff on the menu. Other than that my day w... Read more

  • Oh delinquent writings

    2/26/2015 1:53:12 PM, by JAHAR929

    I'm so good at going on hiatus, I should be a travel agent! Anyways, lots of life changes that have kept me away. Still plugging along with the dissertation (which I was putting in some serious footwork before the holidays!), I was interviewing for new jobs, I was doing the crossfit thing, th... Read more

  • Final Day of Prep

    2/26/2015 12:27:20 PM, by COOP9002

    Today is our final day for the busy and exciting weekend that is our youth DiscipleNow. Praying for these students and the homes where they will be staying along with the leaders who are going to pour into them over this weekend. Blessings... Read more

  • Day 46/84: Totally Rocked My Workouts Today!

    2/26/2015 8:55:33 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Wow! This morning's workouts were tough. I went to bed early last night because I just felt tired. But I am glad I did because I woke up with a tone of energy and ready to rock my workouts. Day 46 of Insanity Max 30 was Max Out Strength Holy moly my body is sore after this workout! I... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/26/2015 8:47:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to reflect and recharge for me today. i am all caught up in both of my online courses, so i have some spare time on my hands. my daughter is looking forward to celebrating her birthday next month. she keeps changing her mind on how she wants to celebrate it. i know she will make up her mind s... Read more

  • Game of Scales

    2/26/2015 7:31:13 AM, by SWITCHBLADE

    Recently, I complained that the scale was not moving in the right direction, to which many of you replied to (thanks guys!), by telling me not to rely on the scale too much, as there are way too many other factors such as water retention, muscle mass, etc. and that I should also take into account ot... Read more

  • Day 47

    2/26/2015 2:46:14 AM, by TMONA85

    A day late as it's actually morning, but I don't want to have more than a day's gap between blogs. Yesterday was the first I went to the gym after a break of probably 6 months. It was brilliant - I joined the cycling class, which I used to go to quite often. New instructor, and I enjoyed his c... Read more

  • Week 7 Goals and Plans

    2/25/2015 5:08:05 PM, by HILLRUNNER

    FOR WEEK 7: (exercise plan to follow) Weekly Challenge Goals (upcoming week) 1) Physical: Complete my week 6 workout plan as prepared 2) Nutritional: PLAN MY MEALS for the week 3) Get at least 7 hours sleep 5 days this week 4) Hot chocolate only 1 night this week 5) at least 30 m... Read more

  • The heavy weights

    2/25/2015 4:24:09 PM, by DISASTERFISHY

    After weeks of shying away from them, yes...I used the heavy weights. My heavy weights are 5 kilos or 12 pounders. I borrow these from my boyfriend. These hexagonal shaped bad boys are black with silver handles. I had only used these once before in a workout and that was the plank pull ups. I wear m... Read more

  • warmer weather

    2/25/2015 2:53:52 PM, by LBP1961

    It is a very funny feeling to go outside when it is -17 and to think wow, it is really mild today... No wonder Florida people think we are insane. 20 I am still riding that big wave of motivation. Even tough I was a whole week with the scale not budging, I kept at it and it finally went down.... Read more

  • Blah week

    2/25/2015 1:41:55 PM, by MCARDK77

    So, I was supposed to train yesterday and I didn't. I was exhausted, cranky, and had a headache. Instead, I went to the grocery store, bought paleo compliant food and went home for a cook-a-thon. I was doing really well until two different coworkers brought me baked goods today. Sigh. I nee... Read more

  • day 12: I actually sweat yesterday! CRAZY! :-D

    2/25/2015 1:34:15 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Today is Wednesday walking day! Going out with the kids to the store, will be around 4 to 5ish miles. I'm pretty sore from the strength training class yesterday ouch! Hubby actually came with me this time since he didn't have overtime. He had another injury 2 weeks ago, he literally stabbed his ow... Read more

  • Wednesday

    2/25/2015 11:23:35 AM, by COOP9002

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  • Day 45/84: Making the Time

    2/25/2015 9:05:39 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night I actually made time to go and see a friend. I know I mentioned this in quite a few blogs back about having a goal to see friends. I get so caught up in the day -to-day that I just haven't bothered making plans with friends. And usually I don't like to go out during the week because I l... Read more

  • Mental Blocks

    2/25/2015 8:41:26 AM, by SWITCHBLADE

    I decided that I was getting kind of bored of just going the gym and doing my regular workout, so I am going to change things up. My new goal is to be able to run a mile in 8 minutes. So far, the fastest I have been able to run a mile in has been 8 minutes and 50 seconds. I am not a f... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/25/2015 8:19:28 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy! even though it is cold here, it is sunny today. i am feeling a lot better today, so i will be outdoors more than i was the other day. my daughter is enjoying the weather these days. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Fast food ads

    2/24/2015 10:46:35 PM, by WINACHST

    The last couple of times I have been at the gym and watching TV, I saw some ads for fast food restaurants and I think their marketing people ought to be fired. I cannot believe they should even think that the breaded deep-fried thingies look appealing. The food that was being advertised looked awfu... Read more

  • Jillian Michaels 90 Day Body Rev. Week 6!

    2/24/2015 9:59:04 PM, by DISASTERFISHY

    Awwww yeah! It's Week 6. That means I'm half way done with the programme! So here is how I feel after 45 days worth of Jillian. Now, I've rarely worked out this consistently without having my wedding to prepare for or dealing with the grief of divorce. Sure, I've got some personal drivers pushi... Read more

  • And She's Back...

    2/24/2015 9:24:28 PM, by LIFEFOUNDONARUN

    It's been so long since I've written a blog 40 Sitting here at my computer writing this feels....good 30 Life has been all kinds of crazy for the last 6 months. I have been through so many different phases of change during this past half of a year, it kind of boggles my mind. I'm at a good pl... Read more

  • Looking for Motivation...

    2/24/2015 4:51:10 PM, by MATHISC4464

    Today, the day I actually packed my lunch, I REALLY wanted some pasta (my biggest weakness) and so I thought, "Don't mess up a good day, go find some motivation", and that's exactly what I did. I turned to pinterest to find some good and funny motivation to continue on with what has been a very heal... Read more

  • Thanks for your prayers and encouragement

    2/24/2015 3:19:21 PM, by COOP9002

    Fortunately my wife and oldest daughter are feeling better today. Both of them felt well enough to head back to work. Our youngest daughter is the only one in the family who has been able to avoid this bug. Hopefully, she will continue to do so. Blessings on your Tuesday.... Read more

  • Run Disney's Princess HM - 2/22/15

    2/24/2015 2:47:39 PM, by JAMIRBLAZE

    Per my last blog, I met my goal and my semi-realistic goal with a 2:25:13 finish. 244 Except for being a very crowded race and being expensive, it was a really great race. The Expo was fun (though the Dooney bags and Run Disney shoes sell out ASAP - not that I wanted to buy any, but I like ... Read more

  • day 11:diet damage but you are beautiful

    2/24/2015 1:41:52 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    ok, so I need tips and advice on my hair. Dieting for the past year has really damaged it a lot. I used to have gorgeous curls that went past my shoulders and was nice and full too. Last summer when I started over exercising and doing 2+ hours of cardio per day I started to see my hair coming... Read more

  • My week 6 plan 2/20 to 2/26

    2/24/2015 11:39:54 AM, by HILLRUNNER

    The following is just my exercise plans. I will combine this with healthy eating choices and sleeping 7-8 hours a night. I know that when I stay up too late, my weight does not shift!!! WEEK 6: 20/2 Friday: Bike 10K/ THROW DOWN THURSDAY ST 21/2 Saturday: BOXING with ST warm up 22/2 Sunday: ... Read more

  • Day 44/84: Sorry Sugar but You'll Have to Wait- It's Not My Treat Day Today

    2/24/2015 10:05:28 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night both my hubby and son were in moods. And both was due to lack of sleep! hahaha My son didn't have a nap and my hubby slept poorly the night before and had to work a very long day. My son wasn't too bad. But when it was time for bed he put up a fight. Dealing with two moody boys really ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/24/2015 8:37:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found, in the daily newspaper, an opportunity to get some extra work in to improve my math and english skills even more. i will inquire into that today, as well as some other options to get another job. my daughter says hi to everyone and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,c... Read more

  • Jillian Michaels made me wear 3 bras today!

    2/23/2015 4:50:43 PM, by DISASTERFISHY

    Thanks Jillian, thanks. Cardio 2...is a bit of a challenge. With 30 second sets of jump rope, butt kicks, high knees, skaters, uppercuts, side running men (persons), side jacks (WTF? Side jacks, I hate you), burpees (good lord) etc...Cardio 2 is much harder than Cardio 1. Its also longer by six... Read more

  • Day 45

    2/23/2015 4:33:14 PM, by TMONA85

    I randomly came across this while browsing SP earlier:www.sparkpeople.com/bl
    og/blog.asp?post=the_500ca
    lorie_treadmill_workout I really want to try it, it looks like a really good training to do. I can't imagine doing all the sets they recommend from the start, but I can start slow. ... Read more

  • 101 Goals in 1001 Days

    2/23/2015 2:09:54 PM, by MATHISC4464

    I've been seeing a lot of 101 goal list to be completed in 1001 days and I thought ya know this could be something good for me. I want to learn more about myself and this seems like a good way to focus goals for myself. I don't expect many people to read all of the goals that I have decided to... Read more

  • DETOXING!

    2/23/2015 1:14:39 PM, by WILLBEA10

    I haven't updated my blogs in over 4 months! Dang. But, there hasn't been much to say. I gained 5 pounds over the holidays, but have kept up my exercise and personal training. Because I gained, and have since plataued, my trainer is putting me on a 7 day detox. It is basically all clean f... Read more

  • Take 2 - Plan B ;) Maybe I will track some after all lol

    2/23/2015 12:21:52 PM, by MOOMBIE1

    So I've decided I'm going to take the time to put me first once in a while and track foods as best I can - I'm not looking for perfection, as that would add stress 198 . But I know the studies prove that it's more effective to lose weight/get in shape if you track. I'm going for balance :) (g... Read more

  • And the Flu goes on

    2/23/2015 11:56:25 AM, by COOP9002

    thanks to all of you who are praying for my wife and our oldest daughter. it seems that the flu has gotten its grip on both of them. fortunately, our youngest daughter has not had to deal with it yet. i'm feeling much better, but trying to help my wife get the rest and care she needs. bl... Read more

  • Pause, Rewind, Delete

    2/23/2015 11:28:40 AM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    If it were only that easy to fight the mutant ninja fat cells that way. So here it is in black and white. I have completely regained the 10 pounds that I've worked so so hard to lose. those ten pounds of plateauing. those ten pounds of constant blogging and obsessing. al... Read more

  • Day 43/84: Fun Weekend - Great Start to the Week!

    2/23/2015 9:38:35 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    I had a pretty good weekend this weekend in terms of having fun with the little guy. Saturday morning we had our Wee Wiggles class. He just has a blast. He is the youngest in the class so his listening skills isn't always the best. I mean he really just wants to play with the ball not go and learn ... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/23/2015 9:08:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    off to a slow start this morning. my allergies are acting up just now, so i am taking it easy. my daughter was all bundled up for school today. i may go out later in the afternoon. i will see how i feel by then and if it has warmed up outside,too. i am continuing to look for another job, to work on ... Read more

  • Jillian Michaels 90 Day Body Rev: W5/6, D4

    2/22/2015 4:41:15 PM, by DISASTERFISHY

    Okay so last week because I was slack, I've had to push week 5 into week 6. This means I'll be slightly delayed in starting workouts 7/8, but I think my body is doing what it can. Workout Six was WOW. After adding the heavier weights when told, I realized what a motherf#cker this thing really w... Read more

  • Day 44

    2/22/2015 4:30:01 PM, by TMONA85

    Weekend is over already :( After I did the volunteering I normally do, I got home and studied for a while. I feel like I have a chance at actually passing this exam. It won't be a great pass probably, but I have a couple of days left to study and do the exam. I need to make a schedule though, I... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/22/2015 1:56:13 PM, by COOP9002

    i'm finally feeling normal again. thanks for your prayers and encouragement. Unfortunately, my wife seems to be struggling with an ear infection. Enjoy your day.... Read more

  • it's sunday

    2/22/2015 11:10:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's the last week of february and a week full of challenges for me. still looking for another job while continuing to do my two online college courses. my daughter and i are at the library for a while. then we are off on a walk. all the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Losing Weight, Shoe Addiction and Freezing My Butt Off - #8

    2/22/2015 10:46:44 AM, by FLGIRL1234

    Here it is...blog # 8 of my "52 blogs of 2015" promise I made to a friend of mine to keep me accountable. THE STATS: 204.2 - 1/01/15 (starting point) 201.4 - 1/08/15 (week 1) -2.8 200.2 - 1/15/15 (week 2) -1.2 199.2 - 1/22/15 (week 3) -1.0 197.0 - 1/30/15 (week 4) -2.2 ... Read more

  • Choose to make the best of your day!

    2/22/2015 7:50:29 AM, by CHANGINGHORSES

    You know I hear and see people moaning and groaning a lot lately about the weather. We live in Pennsylvania and it's winter! Let's be glad that we don't live in Boston area. I for one, take it all in stride and make the best of it. I realize that I have been making the best of a lot of things my who... Read more

  • Jillian Michaels 90 day body rev: Super Sunday

    2/22/2015 3:04:43 AM, by DISASTERFISHY

    Okay so I had to make up some workouts because I missed the Monday and Tuesday sessions due to sheer "I don't know if i can be arsed doing this programme anymore". By the time Wednesday came around, I knew that if I didn't just press play, the entire Jillian Michaels Body Rev experiment had the pote... Read more

  • Saturn's Day post

    2/22/2015 12:20:23 AM, by OONAOWL

    Wow, this weight loss stuff has be completely humbled & confused. I am never giving up though, will accept nothing less than 100% success & then sustain it. I am down a handful of pounds recently, but from eating very low carb (under 30 grams a day) you would think I would have lost much more in 2... Read more

  • Day 43

    2/21/2015 6:07:29 PM, by TMONA85

    Half the weekend is gone, which saddens me quite a bit. But it was a productive Saturday if only because I went to the hairdresser and got my hair sorted out. I now have a fringe - in my soon to be 30 years of life, I've never had one. I'm happy with the result! I did my grocery order earlier w... Read more

  • day 8: inspiration is everywhere :-D

    2/21/2015 5:10:12 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I love sp! The support is so helpful not only for weight loss but also for maintenance, Working through food addiction and more! I'm feeling very strong today and happy which is the best feeling! I love days like this! Week 1 went great I feel in control again and don't need to binge. I sti... Read more

  • MARATHON 4 Training Weeks 6 & 7 - Snow = Runner Problems

    2/21/2015 5:07:43 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    When will this snow ever stop! It's driving me up the absolute wall I swear! The temperature has been too cold, so cold that when I go outside to run my eyelashes freeze, it crazy! As everyone I am sure is well aware here in the East Coast we have been clobbered with back to back snowstorms u... Read more

  • I am now at Level 13 in SparkPoints!

    2/21/2015 3:52:08 PM, by KENDRASTIC

    I reached 20,000 SparkPoints! Is that a lot of healthy habits or what? Although I have been a member of Spark People for many years, I have been Sparking regularly, almost daily, since December. I knew that getting a big dog would be a great inspiration for outdoor exercise. In tha... Read more

  • A Step Back

    2/21/2015 2:14:31 PM, by COOP9002

    Perhaps i wasn't quite over this flu thing. Last night i spent most of the evening dealing with some stomach issues. Perhaps, i ate to much too quickly. Trying to slow down so that i can get over this junk. Blessings.... Read more

  • Being the Pace Leader

    2/21/2015 1:14:02 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Today's paced run was at Mendon Ponds Park, a venue that I really like. The forecast was for moderate winds, 10 mph or so, and temperature warming from the high single digits to the high teens during the time I should be running. There is a lot of snow on the ground, and I assumed there would be a... Read more

  • Sweetheart Races 10k 2014

    2/21/2015 9:33:16 AM, by MLAN613

    One of my goals for 2015 is to run a race in every month. I have races planned for most months and have either registered or will once funds are available. For February, I chose The Sweetheart Run, which is managed by FrontRunner and offered 5k, 10k, and 10 mile races. The event date? Saturday, Febr... Read more

  • day 7: weigh in

    2/20/2015 5:58:34 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Well things started out bad this morning. There was junk in the house and I went for it. After such a great week too. Well my weigh in was a 0.2 Ounce loss, so basically maintaining still which I'm happy with but.... Part of me still wants to see the scale go down. It's ridiculous becau... Read more

  • Day 42

    2/20/2015 4:52:56 PM, by TMONA85

    I'm so tired! I'm glad it's Friday, it's felt like this week has been never ending. I have so much work at the office, I feel like I just can't catch up. I'm making lists to track other to-do lists! Then of course there's the studying that I just can't focus on...and I have an exam due on Wednesda... Read more

  • Not giving up

    2/20/2015 3:16:03 PM, by KENDRASTIC

    Awww, heck. My ankle is killing me. I am recovering from a sprain, but even just sitting here...ouch. Typically I have been able to exercise on the stationary cycle without pain, which is great. I still feel like I am contributing to my goals. I ate a whole frozen pizza yesterday. Not th... Read more

  • HM #2

    2/20/2015 12:51:57 PM, by JAMIRBLAZE

    This weekend is HM #2 - Disney's Princess HM. Instead of winging it like last time, I followed a modified schedule and reached out for tips here. Increased my mileage during the week, tried to really run the LSRs slow, and the like. I wasn't as consistent as I would have liked to have been due to... Read more

  • Much Better :)

    2/20/2015 12:04:57 PM, by COOP9002

    It's amazing the difference a day can make. After a rough morning yesterday, and a good night's sleep i was able to get a nice run in this morning and am feeling much better. Thanks for all of your prayers, kind words and concern. Blessings... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/20/2015 9:58:07 AM, by MOMMY445

    another very cool day here today. i will head out in a while to run an errand or two. a day to catch up on housework and course work for me. then i can enjoy the weekend to the fullest! all of the birds say hi. my daughter is now taking part in basketball at school. she really enjoys being active an... Read more

  • Consistency in Fitness!

    2/20/2015 9:51:22 AM, by SQUISSHY1

    Well, it has been a little while since I have been on my Spark Page, so I thought I would check in and leave a little bit about what I have been up to. I successfully have kept a consistent exercise routine since June now. I ran from June to December, and finally gave in to the really cold temp... Read more

  • Day 40/84: Maxing Out and Feeling Awesome!

    2/20/2015 9:08:05 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Yesterday I ended up having a really stressful afternoon at work. A co-worker was attempting to undermine me and caused some distress for my team. So I was late getting home from work as I was putting out flames and getting this issue dealt with properly. When I did get home my son really wan... Read more

  • Today I choose...

    2/20/2015 5:18:15 AM, by ON2VICTORY

    Today I am thankful. I am thankful I have a job that pays my bills and then some (not my jobs fault my eyes get bigger than my wallet). I am thankful that I have a new day to make things right instead of continuing on in my usual self inflicted stupidity. I am thankful that I can try somet... Read more

  • More snow, more cold weather

    2/19/2015 7:33:28 PM, by MOBYCARP

    It's been a tough week in a tough month. On Ground Hog's Day, the amount of snow I had was getting to me: Then I went out and ran 6 miles of hills the next day, and I could cope again. Good thing, because we got a bit more snow since then. Here's the view at noon today: No, it did... Read more

  • Day 41

    2/19/2015 4:40:21 PM, by TMONA85

    Today was great at work, as team days should be; also meant I got to leave early, which was great as when I arrived home I was still feeling motivated. What was even better was that it was still light outside for a while! I miss long days, when even at 9-10pm there's still some light outside. ... Read more

  • Jillian Michaels Body Revolution: Cardio 2!

    2/19/2015 4:32:13 PM, by DISASTERFISHY

    Okay so today was my first time popping in Cardio 2. I enjoyed Cardio 1, for the most part and was sure I'd enjoy Cardio 2 the same way. I think I probably did Cardio 1 about four times during the month; which is half as many times as someone should do it. HOWEVER, I walk 10 kilometres a day for fi... Read more

  • Day 6: watched "my 600 lb life" yesterday, made me think...

    2/19/2015 1:41:49 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Got some good advice yesterday. It's hard for me to not focus on deficit/scale loss anymore and I have felt like I'm failing which I know is crazy at the weight I'm at. Last night I watched "my 600lb life" again (I know I shouldn't, but it was a new episode) This one was about Pauline 50 years ol... Read more

  • Hey Fitness Tracker

    2/19/2015 11:30:51 AM, by MARGARITTM

    I know I do SHOVELING SNOW as an activity a whole lot this year ....but I just can NOT get myself to put it in my favorites ok????? Because favorite it is NOT... Read more

  • Yuck

    2/19/2015 9:55:51 AM, by COOP9002

    Staying at home today trying to recover from the flu.... Read more

  • Day 39/84: Competing with Myself - No One Else

    2/19/2015 9:12:02 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Yesterday was a good day. I worked from home on account of the snow. This meant I had to shovel the driveway twice. I was trying to be nice to my hubby. He has been having a really rough week and I know we usually tackle the driveway together to make it faster I thought I would be nice and do it ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/19/2015 8:03:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool day here today. i just have to go out once and do one errand and then i am back inside for the day. my daughter was all bundled up this morning. i will be when i head out in a while. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. the sun is shining brightly here this morning. which is a wonderful thi... Read more

  • Calling all Sparkers!!! Fat girl fighting depression & needing support.

    2/19/2015 6:16:07 AM, by THESHELBSTER

    Hello fellow Sparkly friends, Once again, I have been pretty much almost completely inactive on Spark as of late. To be completely straight up honest with you, I got bit by the depression bug BAD. Until today, I have been spending all my free time sleeping on the couch, falling asleep wit... Read more

  • Don't eat your stress!

    2/19/2015 3:40:45 AM, by APED7969

    Just needed to remind myself of that. My husband was a contract haul truck driver for an iron ore mine. The key word in that sentence is 'was'. Unfortunately there are cuts being made so he was one of them. We are now deciding what to do. Hopefully we can keep going up here until the hiring freeze e... Read more