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  • Just gotta share....

    7/25/2017 2:53:15 PM, by CATARINA_CERISE

    I just got this text from the person I'm in a romantic relationship with and it brought tears to my eyes. I'm such a different person than I was in my last relationship. I've done so much work on myself and have had several people share with me that they've noticed changes for the better. This perso... Read more

  • Still at the same weight

    7/25/2017 2:15:55 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I am still at 195 pounds and I am sick of it. Hopefully I will get weight off before the end of the week. I mowed and did some weed eating yesterday after we got home from my 6 month check up with my lung doctor. I didn't get the backyard complete because I ran out of gas in my mower and... Read more

  • July 25: Small Goals Commitment Challenge

    7/25/2017 2:06:34 PM, by JMARISK

    56 Day blogging streak. 1 Day fitness streak. I finally figured out how to download the new rounds of PiYo today, so I spent this morning looking through the new round and then taught it at lunch. It was great! I'll get to teach again tomorrow. Yay! I felt good and strong during my class... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/25/2017 11:14:02 AM, by COOP9002

    our All About Kid's Camp is in full swing this week. We ended up with 24 campers, which is a great start for our first year. Hope your Tuesday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • Time to set some goals

    7/25/2017 8:07:21 AM, by BERGBA7

    I used to be good at setting goals and reaching them. I was never short of Ideas and new challenges. But at the moment I feel at little too chill and I have lost some of my drive. Am I lazy? Maybe... Well my first goal is to come up with some small and bigger goals to get me back in the ... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    7/25/2017 7:03:00 AM, by RO2BENT

    Legs sore yesterday but still went for a short walk at lunch at work and another one in the evening. Almost done working on the computer and I have a pile of papers to deal with in the kitchen. Back at it again today... Read more

  • July 24: Small Goals Commitment Challenge

    7/24/2017 6:35:07 PM, by JMARISK

    56 day blogging streak. I'm having issues. I feel so fat and feel so uncomfortable in my own clothes and skin. I know this mindset isn't helping but it's still hard to shrug this feel off. I'm scheduled to teach piyo twice this week. I hope that helps rewire my brain. I have to get out of this f... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/24/2017 5:55:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    one job interview down, one more to go. the one that is set for tomorrow is going to be a longer one, as i have to do some computer stuff while i am there. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Turned a corner?

    7/24/2017 12:42:54 PM, by JEANKNEE

    I experienced an incredible sense of peace this morning as I started my day with an easy 30-minute run. I saw Western Bluebirds with their young as I walked into the park, warming up before my run. I just downloaded my run workout and see that my average HR was below 120. That's at the ... Read more

  • 7/24. Another starting over post

    7/24/2017 10:45:36 AM, by HJFOGARTY

    Yep I'm starting over again. I can't seem to find my stride. And I keep falling off track. Life gets busy and I slack off. That is something I cannot do. I'm finding as I'm getting older it gets harder and harder to stay focused on the task of getting my weight back down to something healthy for me... Read more

  • Tough Morning

    7/24/2017 10:30:09 AM, by COOP9002

    Today was a hard day. We accepted the resignation of our Assistant Pastor this morning. He did the right thing, but the whole process has been gut wrenching. Please remember both Greg and our church family in your prayers. Blessings... Read more

  • Hate when I plateau

    7/24/2017 9:45:33 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I hate it when I plateau. I am still at 195 pounds. I was kind of hoping that I would lose some weight by now. Not much but at least a pound or two. I have done pretty well over the weekend. I won't e able to do much between today and Wednesday because my dad and I have doctor's appointments. I have... Read more

  • Tri Results - work to do.

    7/24/2017 9:09:28 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    So my goal for the tri was to finish in 1:41:00 or better. I did not accomplish this. I finished in 1:44:35. There were two main factors to this - one was that in the swim, I got caught behind a crowd of people that I just could not find a way through. So instead of a 10 minute swim, I had an 11 min... Read more

  • I wrote a blog post...

    7/24/2017 8:14:24 AM, by LODYANGEL

    But lost it. It was positive and uplifting. You will have to take my word for it, because I am not re-writing it. ...And thus Monday strikes it's first blow!... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    7/24/2017 7:35:04 AM, by RO2BENT

    Slept eight hours after my 50 mile bike ride up and on my way to work and I have to do some walking today.... Read more

  • July 23: Small Goals Commitment Challenge

    7/23/2017 6:16:51 PM, by JMARISK

    55 day blogging streak 1 day fitness. Does bowling count as fitness? I'll say yes, although my heart rate didn't go up much. I've been a big bug on a log today. We signed up for a free trial for Netflix so I've been binge watching the Gilmore Girls. So awesome! I really need a scale.... Read more

  • Sunday

    7/23/2017 5:36:45 PM, by COOP9002

    Our All About Kids Camp starts today. Busy week ahead.... Read more

  • How things have changed!

    7/23/2017 2:46:46 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Sorry I've been gone so long! 1. Mental Health- the Lamictal has been wonderful for me. I feel so much better on it and will continue to take it. 2. The boot camp - is going really well. We are about to start week 11, and our graduation date is Aug 4. Right now we are working on final projects, s... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    7/23/2017 2:45:50 PM, by RO2BENT

    50 mile bike ride this AM, then relaxing. Legs sore after walking all day yesterday and bike ride. Relaxing the rest of the day, then back to work tomorrow.... Read more

  • Happiness Happens Day - Week 7 in Review

    7/23/2017 11:59:32 AM, by JEANKNEE

    Happiness Happens Day Maintenance Challenge Center 120.0 Range 116.4 - 123.6 Using the Hacker's Diet Online Week 1 : Wed 06/07/2017 - Tue 06/13/2017 – 119.7 lbs (Actual Weight 120.6 lbs) Week 2 : Wed 06/14/2017 - Tue 06/20/2017 – 119.0 lbs (Actual Weight 118.6 lbs) Week 3 : Wed... Read more

  • Because of ...

    7/23/2017 10:47:32 AM, by MIRAGE727

    ... you who commented on a quote I wrote in my previous blog, I was inspired to create this to share. Use it as it inspires you. Much Love, Monty ... Read more

  • When Am I Going to Quit Being Shocked?

    7/22/2017 7:09:58 PM, by JEANKNEE

    This morning's run was another one of those experiences that shocked me. I quit running over 7 hours ago and I'm still saying "wow" to myself. Why? Well, first, I ran longer than intended. The run plan called for a 45 - 60 minute long run with 50-minutes planned. I'd decided that I didn... Read more

  • July 22: Small Goals Commitment Challenge

    7/22/2017 6:51:42 PM, by JMARISK

    54 day blogging streak. Other than chasing my son and his friend around I didn't get a workout in today. Good news is that my sciatica isn't bothering me as it was earlier in the week. Yay! I might get to ride tomorrow but we'll see how the weather holds. It's storming tonight, which I love. I... Read more

  • Belfast

    7/22/2017 3:27:11 PM, by BERGBA7

    DH spoke at a conference in Belfast on Thursday and I was lucky enough to be able to accompany him there for 3 Days. It was a very nice trip and I walked a lot. I ate more or less well, but had to try some of the local beer and foods. Here some pictures-just for fun! The Titanic museum, where ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/22/2017 3:23:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful day here today! i am out and about running errands. then my daughter and i will hang out together. i got in some extra walking today, the way it worked out. i try to take the stairs instead of taking escalators whenever possible. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,ever... Read more

  • Questions Concerning My Meals & Inflammation

    7/22/2017 2:41:12 PM, by JEANKNEE

    I had some questions in response to my last blog - "Astounding Results following Subtle Changes"
    idual.asp?blog_id=6390291 I'm going to do my best to answer them. Here we go ... From BJAEGER307 ... "I checked out the ... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/22/2017 1:21:52 PM, by COOP9002

    this is going to be a weird weekend at SEBC. hopefully, the Father will accomplish whatever He desires through all of this mess we are going through.... Read more

  • Not much going on

    7/22/2017 1:06:22 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    Been working on the Shift Shop as I promised myself. Hate it so much I'm probably going to do two more rounds. 46 100 Yeah, it's intense with the workouts everyone hates (the push ups, the burpees, etc) but dang if I don't feel my muscles the next day. I especially like his ab routi... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    7/22/2017 10:26:39 AM, by RO2BENT

    Cedar Point today and a long bike ride tomorrow ... Read more

  • Lost another 2 pounds and hopefully more

    7/22/2017 9:17:33 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I finally broke my plateau. I was pretty much at 197 pounds for most of the week and this morning I checked my weight and it showed that I was at 195 pounds. So I lost 2 pounds. I finally got the 10 pounds that I gained while my dad and I were in Minnesota in May plus 2 more pounds off. At lea... Read more

  • July 21st, 2017 reward day

    7/21/2017 11:45:05 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    My original goal I began July 2nd --- no soda ---- achieved! So in rewarding myself I went to a Railcats game and got birthday gifts for a friend's birthday party Monday at Golden Corral. Staff and I got ice cream on the way out and she asked 930 pm central time when it started raining if I was r... Read more

  • July 21: Small Goals Commitment Challenge

    7/21/2017 10:11:24 PM, by JMARISK

    53 day blogging streak. 11 day fitness streak. I went riding this morning. It was great! Hubby even came with me. He's starting to relax around the horses. It was good ride today. It was the first time since starting back up that I felt in control of my body. It was actually doing what I wanted ... Read more

  • WooHoo! Productivity!

    7/21/2017 9:26:42 PM, by CATARINA_CERISE

    So I've been struggling. I've had so much going on in my personal life these past several months that I've fallen behind on EVERYTHING. My depression and anxiety were kicking my butt for the longest! I kept saying, "When x happens, I'll be able to make the time to catch up," except "x" came and went... Read more

  • Astounding Results following Subtle Changes

    7/21/2017 4:01:54 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Below is a post shared in the team (At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance) thread for the Happiness Happens Day Maintenance Challenge ... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ today's actual 116.8 trending 117.9 I consumed 1890 calories yesterday ... 56 % fat ... 33% carbs ... 10% protein ...... Read more

  • Tough Night

    7/21/2017 3:43:18 PM, by COOP9002

    our personnel meeting had the expected result last night. After over a year-and-a-half of dealing with our staff members disruptive and bizzare behavior. we will give him the opportunity to either resign or be terminated. it was a sad night, but the team felt it will be best for him and the he... Read more

  • I'm thinking of...

    7/21/2017 3:35:36 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    This coming Monday I'm thinking of mowing the yard and do some trimming since that day is going to be cooler that day. But it'll have to wait until I get back from my doctor's appointment with my lung doctor. I feel somewhat okay enough to do them both. The surgeon didn't say that I couldn't. I feel... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/21/2017 9:49:00 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to all of mommy's many spark friends. it is another warm and humid day here today. we are both keeping cool and well hydrated. i heard from a different place the other day regarding a different job opportunity. i will know by the middle of next week whether or not i got this one ... Read more

  • The Graft doesn't Lie....Getting back on track!

    7/21/2017 9:41:48 AM, by LDYHAZ

    It has been a rough couple of months. I have fallen back on my "Food for Comfort" mind set. This morning weigh in was a wake up call. Up by 2 more lbs. I went to the graft page and there it was. That line steadily going upwards. Why is it that the weight comes back so easy. What takes months ... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    7/21/2017 6:05:38 AM, by RO2BENT

    Work still going well, I feel constantly behind but am getting the major necessary stuff done. Group cardio kickboxing last night after dinner yesterday, dinner at the marina tonight, and Cedar Point tomorrow. Will start packing for CP this evening.... Read more

  • July 20: Small Goals Commitment Challenge

    7/20/2017 7:19:09 PM, by JMARISK

    52 day blogging streak 10 day fitness streak I was productive today. I mowed the lawn and fixed a few fixtures around the house. Then I took my mom to dinner for her birthday. I'm proud of myself for ordering sensibly.... Read more

  • Too hot to do anything

    7/20/2017 6:12:47 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well its too hot to do anything today. Can't go out and go for a walk because its above 90 degrees outside. So it looks like I have to do something inside. I am not sure what I want to do yet. I took my dog Lady for a walk up and down our street this morning before it got really hot. It was 78 degre... Read more

  • seesaw week, breaking the yo-yo

    7/20/2017 1:24:08 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    This was a weird week where one day I was totally motivated and working hard and other days just half a**ing it, not into it. I just wanted to give up and binge a few times. I even did give in one day and had fiber one brownies. One is ok but I ate several just because I wanted to..not out of hunger... Read more

  • First Blog!

    7/20/2017 12:20:23 PM, by KELELAEW

    Hey to anyone out there who happened to stumble upon this post! I'm trying to be proactive and complete the steps of the 21 Day New Member Challenge. Normally, I'm not the type to share my stories or opinions very often, but I'm thinking that taking a different approach is definitely worth trying ou... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/20/2017 10:31:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    i will know tomorrow whether or not i got the job where i did the phone interview for the other day. i heard from yet another place regarding a different job opportunity. i will be speaking with them later on today or early tomorrow. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terr... Read more

  • Your Reply Better Not Be an excuse!

    7/20/2017 10:03:26 AM, by MIRAGE727

    After almost 7 years on Sparkpeople, I'm starting to get why other SparkFriends, blog it out! It's the reason, I started doing blogs again after a year sabbatical. I blog it out when I feel a personal need to or to help others. Fasten Your Seatbelts! I encourage positivity with no excuses... Read more

  • Working Through the Mess

    7/20/2017 9:56:09 AM, by COOP9002

    thank you for your prayers for our church, personnel team, and staff member. please remember him in prayer over the next couple of days as he tries to come to terms with what is going on. this is definitely the hard work in ministry, that none of us enjoy. thank you for your prayers... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    7/20/2017 7:31:41 AM, by RO2BENT

    Well it's pretty warm so the AC is on and we didn't have wind so no sailing yesterday after work. Back to work this morning and my wife is going to go with me to cardio kickboxing after dinner today... Read more

  • Lot the 2 pounds that were gained

    7/19/2017 4:45:23 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I lost the 2 pounds that I gained. Was at 199 pounds and now back to 197 pounds. It feels so much better to be back to that amount. But at the appointment today I went from 221 to 213 pounds according to their scale. So I lost 8 pounds there. I have another doctor's appointment coming up on Mo... Read more

  • Here We Go

    7/19/2017 3:36:25 PM, by COOP9002

    Getting ready for the meeting i discussed in my blog yesterday. Prayers appreciated and needed.... Read more

  • July 19: Small Goals Commitment Challenge

    7/19/2017 1:44:18 PM, by JMARISK

    51 day blogging streak. 9 day fitness streak I managed to go for a 20 minute walk at lunch time. It felt awesome although it was super hot. When I got back, my co-worker had returned from picking up our Sweetgreen Salads for lunch. Mine was delicious! Romaine lettuce with apples, almonds, wil... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    7/19/2017 7:07:39 AM, by RO2BENT

    Went for a shorter easy swim yesterday morning before work and had a relaxing evening at the food pantry volunteering there is the get the kids just in time for bedtime routine. Back to work and should sail this evening... Read more

  • July 18: Small Goals Commitment Challenge

    7/18/2017 7:04:14 PM, by JMARISK

    50 day blogging streak (10 more days until the 2 month mark!) 8 day fitness streak My sciatic nerve has been bothering me today, but I persevered and taught a fun PiYo class. I followed my work out with a nutritious meal of chicken, veggies, and hummus. Overall, it's been a great day!... Read more

  • No change in weight and not back in the 200s

    7/18/2017 5:36:24 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    There is no change in my weight. At least that I am not back in the 200s. I am so close in going outside (where its in the mid 80s) and pick up sticks in our yard. Not just for the exercise but its something to do. I'm bored. I need to get some exercise anyway. Tomorrow is the day that I get m... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/18/2017 2:38:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm getting ready to go for a much needed long walk. my daughter says hi, she has her soccer game tonight and she is really looking forward to it. i have a phone interview for a full time job tomorrow morning. i did not hear back from the one i called and left a message for. that is okay with me. pe... Read more

  • Next Steps

    7/18/2017 1:17:23 PM, by COOP9002

    thanks again for your prayers regarding our church staff situation. we will be meeting with this individual tomorrow and then have a follow-up meeting with the personnel committee on Thursday. Prayers are still very appreciated.... Read more

  • Moving

    7/18/2017 7:08:24 AM, by BERGBA7

    After approximately one year of "no-blogging" I am back and ready to move forward and move. I used to love to blog about running and sharing my love for running and hiking. Unfortunately, I have not been able to run or do a significant hike for over a year due to several injuries on the feed, ... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    7/18/2017 7:02:15 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another good regular day yesterday after spending breakfast with a little ones. I was short on number of steps for the day so I had to go for a 3 mile walk after work. Still working on getting a new computer back up to par but almost there. Looking for a repeat today except instead of breakfast with... Read more

  • Pace Report: 2017 Shoreline Half Marathon

    7/17/2017 10:59:21 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Late report, because I wanted to wait till I had some pictures available. The Shoreline Half Marathon was held on Saturday, July 15th. Weather for Shoreline is traditionally hot and humid. In 2015, I melted down around mile 8 and learned about heat and humidity affecting performance in long r... Read more

  • July 17: Small Goals Commitment Challenge

    7/17/2017 8:21:21 PM, by JMARISK

    49 day blogging streak. 7 day fitness streak. My fitness consists of stretching today. I was supposed to go riding but my instructor cancelled, which was just as well. I'm still recovering from our weekend. I've been food prepping today, cutting up celery for my snacks. That will help.... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/17/2017 1:00:13 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a beautiful and sunny day here today. my daughter is spending some time at the local park with her friends. later, the two of us will go for a long walk. i am waiting to hear back from two different places regarding jobs and interviews. i will continue to look for more work in the meantime. . ... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/17/2017 1:00:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a beautiful and sunny day here today. my daughter is spending some time at the local park with her friends. later, the two of us will go for a long walk. i am waiting to hear back from two different places regarding jobs and interviews. i will continue to look for more work in the meantime. . ... Read more

  • Gained 2 pounds but didn't go back in the 200s

    7/17/2017 11:50:34 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I gained 2 pounds. I was at 197 pounds but now I'm at 199 pounds. I'm just glad that I didn't go back into the 200 pound range. I ate some foods that I shouldn't of ate yesterday and I didn't get as much exercising in as I wanted. We had a concert at our church last night. It was an acapella b... Read more

  • July Update - First tri of the season soon!

    7/17/2017 11:15:32 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    So I am 6 days out from my first Triathlon of the season. It's a sprint race, so it's relatively short. But the bike course is tough, and the run makes me a bit anxious because it's a trail run (I never run trails), and it's going to be VERY HOT on Sunday. The high is 96. I realize it won't be quite... Read more

  • Tough time

    7/17/2017 10:23:48 AM, by COOP9002

    hope your Monday is going well. please pray for our church family as we have a staff issue with which we are being forced to take action, and it will not be pretty. Thanks... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    7/17/2017 7:14:32 AM, by RO2BENT

    Still recovering from 47 mile bike ride so took it easy yesterday,v QT with the family. Picked up a couple of kayaks form wife's aunt that they don't use. Back to work today after getting the little ones breakfast.... Read more

  • And this would be why I am so in love with this man

    7/17/2017 12:29:43 AM, by TIKITAMI

    Today my husband and I decided to take the day off. No business talk, no grandkids, no worries, just head out and play tourist. I wanted to take him up the coastline to an area I used to love going to as a teenager. At first I was going to take him on one of the hikes I used to do there, but it was ... Read more

  • July 16: Small Goals Commitment Challenge

    7/16/2017 7:04:47 PM, by JMARISK

    48 day blogging streak. 6 day fitness streak. I'm kind of surprised by my fitness streak. That has been pretty easy. Today, I got my fitness by walking around downtown at the O's game. It was a bad game. I can't believe we stayed the whole time, but my step mom bought us the tickets for my famil... Read more

  • Sunday

    7/16/2017 6:23:35 PM, by COOP9002

    hope your Sunday is going well. we had an exciting time of worship this morning. this is the closest thing that we have to a down week. Blessings... Read more

  • Happiness Happens Day - Week 6 in Review

    7/16/2017 1:25:39 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Happiness Happens Day Maintenance Challenge Center 120.0 Range 116.4 - 123.6 Using the Hacker's Diet Online Week 1 : Wed 06/07/2017 - Tue 06/13/2017 – 119.7 lbs (Actual Weight 120.6 lbs) Week 2 : Wed 06/14/2017 - Tue 06/20/2017 – 119.0 lbs (Actual Weight 118.6 lbs) Week 3 : Wed... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    7/16/2017 10:01:16 AM, by RO2BENT

    45 mile bike ride yesterday, then QT with the family. More QT today before dropping oldest at camp for several days... Read more

  • Struggling again

    7/16/2017 12:20:37 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    With the steroid injection and the first disease modifying drug I gained 4kg in June. Now that I am on the other drug and feeling better and not craving carbs any more I thought I give myself 3 low carb days to shake up my system. Don't have the strength to go low carb fir a longer period. But I fo... Read more

  • July 15: Small Goals Commitment Challenge

    7/15/2017 9:40:44 PM, by JMARISK

    47 day blogging streak 5 day fitness streak I earned my fitness minutes from mowing my friend's lawn. It didn't take me long but I'm still counting it. I spent this morning painting. Then I mowed. Then I drove 2 hours with the family to a drag racing event. It wad awesome! My son loved it. Now... Read more

  • Interested in making a new you? It's never too late!

    7/15/2017 7:49:29 PM, by JEANKNEE

    MARTHA324's blog, "Don't Let Age Stop You!"
    idual.asp?blog_id=6387272 is right along the lines of something that's been bubbling around in my mind for a couple of weeks now. It was a statement regarding cell replacement and I ... Read more

  • No change in weight and feeling somewhat better

    7/15/2017 4:03:46 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    There is no change in my weight right now. So I'm stuck at 197 pounds. But I have some time until my next 2 doctor's appointments. I have one coming up this coming Wednesday for my surgery from 8 days ago with the doctor who did my carpel tunnel surgery. I have another one after that on the 24th wit... Read more

  • Resist the weight loss simulator websites!

    7/15/2017 3:46:36 PM, by PATNELSON007

    Oh, I wish I had. I went to a free site and typed in my current weight and my ideal weight, my height and my body shape (apple; sigh). Ok, as expected, at my current weight of 207, I am looking like, well, like an apple. But so did my ideal weight, 125! The image has me still looking fat! In f... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/15/2017 2:01:56 PM, by COOP9002

    getting ready for a typically busy Sunday. hope your Saturday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    7/15/2017 6:19:35 AM, by RO2BENT

    Easy day at work, had a lunch cookout but I didn't eat any of that stuff, just my normal light lunch. Then typical Friday dinner at the marina. Going for a long bike ride this morning, then to our friends house for swimming and dinner... Read more

  • Friday night

    7/14/2017 5:14:11 PM, by COOP9002

    hope your Friday is going well. looks like we may have a little rain tonight. Blssings... Read more

  • Trusting (and Understanding) the Process

    7/14/2017 2:24:28 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Wednesday morning as we prepared to begin our training session, Kendall asked if I'd seen any pacing improvements. I told her no. Then, following this morning's run, I'm met with an announcement from the Garmin that I've set a new record. Really? Okay ... what does Kendall know that I don'... Read more

  • Finding my happy weight, small yet big victories!!

    7/14/2017 2:08:22 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Well, about to go out of town for vacation finally. Last weekend I had a surprise visit and cancelled it and rescheduled to this weekend. I'm excited but kind of fearful because I'm not on my best behavior during vacation. I wanted to reach my goal for July but it seems hard to reach, especially wit... Read more

  • July 14: Small Goals Committment Challenge

    7/14/2017 1:54:06 PM, by JMARISK

    46 day blogging streak. 4 day fitness streak. I finally got to go riding! It felt awesome. It's just what I needed after this stressful week. My fitbit registered 75 active minutes this morning even though I was only on the horse for about 60 minutes. But I was helping them bring horses in fr... Read more

  • Lost another pound and feeling a little better

    7/14/2017 12:46:02 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I lost another pound. I was at 198 pounds yesterday and now I'm at 197 pounds. I was at this weight when my dad and I went to Minnesota back in May. I am feeling so much better now that my weight has gotten below 200 pounds. I am hoping to lose more weight before my appointment this coming Wed... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/14/2017 12:11:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    it's a beautiful day here today! my daughter says hi! i am looking forward to a weekend where there is not much planned for me or for my daughter. I heard from another place regarding a full time job and i will have a phone interview with that company next week. i am actively looking for work and lo... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    7/14/2017 6:56:42 AM, by RO2BENT

    Feeling pretty caught up at work I know I have some nagging unread emails still. Good evening yesterday and should be the same today... Read more

  • Spirituality

    7/13/2017 7:09:09 PM, by CATARINA_CERISE

    My concept of spirituality has changed recently and I'm still processing what it means to me. Some recent events have led me to question what I believe to be the best path and beliefs for me, though, so I like how I'm ever-evolving. A few weeks ago, I believed that everything I needed was withi... Read more

  • July 13: Small Goals Commitment Challenge

    7/13/2017 6:17:52 PM, by JMARISK

    45 day blogging streak 3 day fitness minute streak I haven't done my fitness yet, but I will as soon as I finish writing. I'm going to get my elastic band and do some arm work. Tomorrow I get to go riding! Finally. I need it so bad. I've been so stressed out by work. It'll be good to just get awa... Read more

  • TRO Follow-up #1

    7/13/2017 6:09:21 PM, by CATARINA_CERISE

    In my most recent blog, I stated how effed up the system is that they would tell me I don't have a case against my ex, who has assaulted two of the men I've dated, harassed me over email and text, and made his presence physically known in places I frequent. However, the judge DID grant the TRO. They... Read more

  • Forever Swimming in Positive Waves!

    7/13/2017 3:21:32 PM, by MIRAGE727

    I just read a lot of negativity on "I can't!" and "limits." You know how that gets me! I don't waste time on my "shortcomings." Once again, physical situations do have a degree of legitimacy but I always look for work arounds or substitutes. I'm just going to answer with this. I'm training for ... Read more

  • Hi guys!

    7/13/2017 1:51:34 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I've thought about you a lot. I really have. But, you know, here's summer and I've been LOVING it. Washington State FINALLY decided to get with the rest of the nation and invite the sun in to play. It's been the first time I've really enjoyed my walks around the loops (10,000 steps a day goal ba... Read more

  • Old Stuff.. So I can add new stuff

    7/13/2017 1:36:52 PM, by JUST-A-GEM

    September 4, 2012 I am 26-years-old and my life has been a whirlwind of change in the past year. I have lost over 141 lbs in about a year. I have divorced my husband of just under 4 years in a marriage that never should have happened, but I felt obligated to stick it out. I have come to t... Read more

  • Thursday

    7/13/2017 11:47:31 AM, by COOP9002

    so far we have been blessed with rain-free weather each evening for our soccer camp. tonight might be a little more challenging. hope you're having a great Thursday.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/13/2017 9:48:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi! she is enjoying the summer so far! i had a job interview yesterday afternoon for a full time job. i will know by early next week if i get this job or not. in the meantime, i am actively looking for work. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Finally broke the plateau

    7/13/2017 9:15:26 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I was beginning to wonder if I was going to break my plateau of being at 200 pounds. Well, I did. I lost 2 pounds and now I'm at 198 pounds. It feels great to be back out of the 200s (again) and back into the 190s (again). I'm a pound heavier than I was about 2 months ago when we were in Minnesota f... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    7/13/2017 8:13:38 AM, by RO2BENT

    Still slacking off at work went for a swim after the pool is clear from lightning in the morning scarfed down a salad then went sailing, stayed up too late slept in and back at it today.... Read more

  • Up at 4:15

    7/13/2017 6:43:46 AM, by SUSE17

    Did running intervals for the first time this morning, and I'm so glad I did it early! This humidity is awful. ☹️ ... Read more

  • Sick and tired

    7/13/2017 6:02:01 AM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    It's officially the time of the school year where everything feels like with one little push it could all come crashing down. Some of this is definitely self inflicted-the fact that I have taken on marking for the GCSE exam boards for example. Some of it is just tiredness. It's been really hard to k... Read more

  • Should I get another couple of dogs or shouldn't I?

    7/12/2017 10:09:00 PM, by PATNELSON007

    I should admit that I already have 4 dogs. And 4 cats. And some ducks and goats and, well you probably get the picture. I need more dogs like I need another ten pounds on my butt. But the dogs are probably both 10 years old, with medical problems. They're rescued chihuahuas, or chihuahua mixes. I am... Read more

  • July 12: Small Goals Commitment Challenge

    7/12/2017 9:52:36 PM, by JMARISK

    44 day blogging streak. 2 day fitness streak. I went running today! And it was hotter than heck outside. I managed to go 2.34 miles. I don't care how long it took me. I was just proud of myself for getting out. I listened to that quiet voice that said, "Stop the excuses. You need this!" Then I... Read more

  • Why am I so negative?

    7/12/2017 1:16:47 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I read my blogs from this week and, well, they're negative. In real life, I'm really happy. I have fun with my kids every day, I take them to the park, play, etc. My husband and I haven't been fighting so badly. Just the normal marriage stuff of "hey, why did you put my tooth brush in upside down???... Read more

  • Wednesday

    7/12/2017 11:18:38 AM, by COOP9002

    last night went well for our soccer camp. the rain held off, and we were able to get the children outside. hope your Wednesday is going well.... Read more