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  • Swimming Laps

    2/12/2016 4:24:43 PM, by AURORAMILLET

    Yesterday, before my Pilates class, I decided that I had enough time to do some swimming. I was doing some laps in the short course pool for about 20 minutes. I did about 150yd warm up, then 300yds of alternating between fast and slow laps. I did one lap as fast as I could followed by a recovery lap... Read more

  • Friday

    2/12/2016 3:14:38 PM, by COOP9002

    our daughter has a friend coming over after school. hopefully the dogs will cooperate and not drive them crazy. enjoy your Friday... Read more

  • Leptin Experiment Check-In #7

    2/12/2016 2:26:52 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Many of you may not realize that I am a scientist by training and education. I find my experiment of 1 fascinating and deeply rewarding. And, for me, this exploration involves numbers galore. No trouble. And, certainly not too complicated. But, a lot of that is because of who I am. I hav... Read more

  • Pick em up, put em down..

    2/12/2016 2:24:38 PM, by JEKRUNS

    I've had a hard time this time around with the exercise portion of my program. In the past, I lost a lot of weight and ended up getting really fit and running a marathon. Now, I've really got to go back to square one and it's fine with my body but my mind is not happy. Walking feels like a failure... Read more

  • MidWinter Classic 10 miler

    2/12/2016 12:59:35 PM, by MARGARITTM

    Woohoo 2nd in my age group and about a minute faster than last year. Yeah very color in the rainbow on! My goodness!... Read more

  • Blog Bookend

    2/12/2016 12:53:36 PM, by BEESHELL8

    I've logged on to Spark a couple of times this week but haven't written until today. The week was a bit hard for me emotionally. Luckily I'm still seeing my doctors and they are vigilant about my health. So am moving forward. One thing I'm looking into is doing some volunteer work. I do better... Read more

  • Post 14 Day Challenge / House Update

    2/12/2016 11:28:15 AM, by SBEAR5

    Well, I've been pretty absent from Spark the last week, but I think I have a pretty darn good excuse! haha We have been working hard on the weekends to get our house "show ready" to put on the market in March. We bought land about 10 miles from our current house and we plan to build out there... Read more

  • It's never to late.

    2/12/2016 11:23:02 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    The picture is me and my wife standing in a pair of the pants I wore before I lost 170 pounds and ran the Chicago marathon back in 2010. After that I had to have several surgeries including, gall bladder, knee, hernia twice, and back surgery. Then went into depression and stopped using sparkpeople ... Read more

  • 1 day left, valentines 5k tomorrow! Friday weigh in

    2/12/2016 10:41:42 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I'm a bit nervous I admit. The last race in January was pretty laid back and a good starter race for the year to get me back into it. This one is a little more structured and I kind of want to place as I said in my last blog. I got the registration email this morning confirming everything and advisi... Read more

  • On becoming a "fit" person.

    2/12/2016 10:02:54 AM, by FITJEN48

    We all have ideas about what a "fit" person looks like. Maybe they run marathons or have ripped abs. Or maybe they can wear spandex legs without starting a fire from thigh friction. If I am being honest, I've used Pinterest worthy measurement sticks to determine what fit looks like myself. Late... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/12/2016 8:25:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    another very cold day here. that is okay with me and my daughter. we both bundle up well whenever it is very cold outside. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying the challenges i signed up for here and i have discovered that i tend to crave sweets when i get stressed. i am working on having... Read more

  • What is your go to total body exercise?

    2/12/2016 6:24:55 AM, by MAMACHAE74

    What is your go to total body exercise?... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    2/12/2016 6:24:07 AM, by RO2BENT

    Work was easy yesterday but the evening was busy but I managed to get into and a half mile run. Take it easy today at work and Eye doctor appointment for me and son then taking daughter and her friend out for birthday dinner... Read more

  • Soooooooooooo tired

    2/12/2016 2:10:27 AM, by MAMACHAE74

    Yesterday I was so doggone tired my husband tried to wake me up a few times to go to the gym and I could not completely wake up and I tried. When I finally woke up he had already gone to the gym and I felt so bad about missing a day. I realize that my body needed the rest because I have been going a... Read more

  • Hello all

    2/12/2016 12:07:44 AM, by LASHAY2590

    I haven't been on diet for 2months now. I lost 20 pounds so far.... Trying my best to stay focus. Healthy lifestyle is what I keep telling myself.... Read more

  • Gained a pound but no worried

    2/11/2016 10:35:50 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I gained a pound since yesterday. I'm up to 195 pounds. At least it wasn't a HUGE weight gain like a 30 pound gain. I am still feeling good. I am hoping that I can get more weight off before the end of the month. I am hoping at or below 190 pounds. I have kept my weight under 200 pounds here lately ... Read more

  • Good day

    2/11/2016 8:47:18 PM, by DELBIZZ

    Feeling good logged food stayed in ranges did some liking it... Read more

  • 2 days to Valentine 5k!: Can't decide if I'll race alone or with someone! :D

    2/11/2016 1:27:41 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Well another day closer to the 5k. I'm pretty sure I'll be running it alone. I'm too chicken to ask Sally and it would be really fun to take my kids too. Part of me really wanted to try and win something though lol. Running with an 100lb plus stroller slows me down by a lot so any chance of placing ... Read more

  • Thursday

    2/11/2016 11:42:55 AM, by COOP9002

    the weather impacted our attendance during prayer meeting last night. of course, our children and youth showed up in full force for their activities. it's a cold day here in mid-Mo and the snow on the ground makes it look a little colder. hope your Thursday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/11/2016 10:50:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    a really,really cold day here today. the next few days are going to be really cold here. i made sure that my daughter was warmly dressed this morning before she headed to school. i will be warmly dressed later, once i get caught up on some housework, including some laundry. all of the birds say chee... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    2/11/2016 6:27:33 AM, by RO2BENT

    Easy day yesterday at work and at home been some quality time with kids and refill both vehicles with gas. Another easy day at work today and planning to go for a run... Read more

  • Going to start my triathlon training

    2/10/2016 4:54:26 PM, by AURORAMILLET

    Starting next week, I am going to start my triathlon training with my hired coach. She is going to train me for the next several months in preparation for my Olympic Distance, open- water triathlon in September. I just learned how to swim in July 2015 and I am not very fast or efficient in the wa... Read more

  • Kummerspeck. Not today.

    2/10/2016 4:28:24 PM, by EVERYDAYCHOICES

    Current mood=hungry I know hungry isnt a mood really but all I want to do is eat my feelings right now.  So how am I really feeling.  Im tired from lack of sleep.  Im tired of crisis.  Im tired of drama.  Im tired of stress.  Im stressed. Today is day 38 of no sugar (candy, pastries, cakes... Read more

  • Just what I needed..

    2/10/2016 3:14:17 PM, by MAMACHAE74

    I had a friend stop by and say hi while I was working and it was just what I needed for brightening my day. I am feeling unfulfilled at work and dealing with micro aggressions everyday along with blatant disregard and nasty bosses is starting to take a toll on me. People I speak to say I have to c... Read more

  • New Year: A Plan for 2016

    2/10/2016 2:51:21 PM, by CARTER4414

    I'm going to write this down so that I will be committed to the plan. I ran the Camarillo Half Marathon on January 4 in 1:48:28. My plan this year is to run 6 more half marathons, and cut significantly into that time. That means getting back to what my weight was two years ago (losing 10-... Read more

  • Back at it

    2/10/2016 2:26:44 PM, by DELBIZZ

    Well im in the process of having weight loss surgery either Gastro or the Sleeve. Im going through a weight center so i have monthly appointments. Need to make logging food and exercise a part of my life forever...looking forward to this change... Read more

  • Exciting week! Countdown to 2nd 5k of the year: 3 days to Valentine 5k

    2/10/2016 1:30:05 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Oh wow, another great day. I feel so ALIVE again! Now that bug is completely gone and I just feel so happy! I will always encourage positivity, it is just so motivating to feel like this! This morning I got a good long run in. I haven't gone that far in a LONG time! It felt wonderful! 312 I wa... Read more

  • alright!

    2/10/2016 12:31:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i got into an academic program i signed up for that will help me with my math even more. i start it on tuesday and it is not too far to go for me. my daughter says hi and happy valentine's day to everyone! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Wednesday

    2/10/2016 12:05:51 PM, by COOP9002

    getting ready for another crazy Wednesday. looking forward to seeing what the Father does this evening.... Read more

  • Lost another 3 pounds

    2/10/2016 10:10:09 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I lost another 3 pounds since yesterday. I am surprised that I've lost that much weight in 24 hours but I did. I've lost 5 pounds this week. So far I've lost 46 pounds since starting SparkPeople on 8-31-08 and I've lost 81 pounds since I graduated high school in 1997. When I started SparkPeople, I w... Read more

  • Um, what the heck just happened?

    2/9/2016 6:53:23 PM, by FITJEN48

    I have a nice sister-in-law who has managed to live out her life almost completely as she planned it. She got married on a mountaintop in Tennessee. Her kids are evenly spaced in age. She is living exactly where she wanted to live. She now has her two dog family complete. And it looks so ez breezy b... Read more

  • Feeling loved: it's not them, it's me.

    2/9/2016 4:00:12 PM, by GOEGIRL

    This is not my blog. Ok, well, it is, but I'm using it to share the words of someone else. Gregg Kretch, of the ToDo institute, on the subject of love, attention and perspective. "As long as we hold fast to our ideal of what we deserve from the world, we blind ourselves to the gifts we are r... Read more

  • Tuesday

    2/9/2016 3:32:11 PM, by COOP9002

    it's really cold here in mid-Mo. got my eyes checked and my vision in my left eye has improved a little. oh well.... Read more

  • Proud of myself and a windy run :D

    2/9/2016 1:38:32 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So as you can tell from the video, it was a very windy day yesterday! If you can believe it, the night before was WORSE. The wind howled and all the walls were creaking, etc. Actually, I think I heard the moment when the fence broke. There was this horrible sound, a large crashing/cracking noi... Read more

  • Goals and Rewards

    2/9/2016 1:28:55 PM, by CHERRY666

    Sparker DarkOrange (Hi!) made a list of goal weights and rewards, and it's inspired me to do the same. 210/"Getting started" reward - Crocodylus fern! It's gorgeous and the leaves are so interesting. I decided since I've lost a few pounds and feel like I'm doing things to get back on track (inc... Read more

  • When to Run? And other "Honest" thoughts

    2/9/2016 11:08:55 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Ok to cut to the chase. Last week was just over 18 miles of running and one spin class. How is that for a training log. I have decided to just post as things go. My mind doesn't want to hang onto those extra thoughts for days. I sit down to do a week in review and my mind goes blank "What Week?"... Read more

  • Lost 2 more pounds and feeling better

    2/9/2016 10:20:17 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I lost 2 more pounds. I'm down to 197 pounds now. I feel so much better that I'm down this weight. I am hoping to be at the 190 pounds or lower before the end of the month. I know that sounds far fetched but I am so determined that I can get down there or further. I want to prove to the gastro doct... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/9/2016 8:37:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    another nice day here today. it snowed a bit last night here and that is fine with me and my daughter. i have a few errands to run today. having some errands to run gets me out of the house for a while and keeps me active. i will be bringing a few snacks with me,such as an apple. this way, if the er... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    2/9/2016 6:26:41 AM, by RO2BENT

    I still felt tired all day Monday and my legs are still sore not sure I really got enough good sleep yesterday. Went for a short 2 mile jog before bed I think that help me sleep. Today should be a good day meaning not sleepy and I plan to do cardio kickboxing after dinner... Read more

  • I didn't realize...

    2/9/2016 4:43:19 AM, by MAMACHAE74

    I looked at my calendar today and realized that I have been going strong for 4 weeks! It made me feel so good that I have been prioritizing my new lifestyle and it feels so good. I am so happy that I talk myself into going to the gym instead of talking myself out of doing so. I like my new mindset a... Read more

  • Quick one before heading to bed...

    2/9/2016 1:26:09 AM, by BEESHELL8

    Had lots of ideas for a good blog but the day got away from me! Had lots of things to catch up on and scratched a few off my list for today. Had hoped to do 10 miles yesterday but felt a bit tired from being gone so did the 7 and added another 2.8ish today. It's warm here so it felt good! Did a bit ... Read more

  • Passion Planner

    2/8/2016 2:56:23 PM, by SOCAL_LADYBUG

    I recently stumbled upon this website - This is not your typical planner. It starts off by having you fill out a Goals worksheet, where you first list everything you want for your life in: lifetime, 3 years, 1 year, 3 months. Then you take one of those 3-month goals and bre... Read more

  • Need to turn things around. Maintenance is not as easy as I thought...

    2/8/2016 2:07:41 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    WOW What a weekend! It seems like so much is happening but also not much is happening at the same time! Does that make sense? It feels like I'm so busy with everything I'm working on, being a mother and all that but at the same time I'm not accomplishing what I want so it's frustrating to me! ... Read more

  • When a cold isn't a cold

    2/8/2016 11:58:04 AM, by JEANKNEE

    I have not been feeling well since Wednesday evening. Initially, I thought that I must be coming down with a cold. It's cold and flu season. Is it not? Well, after several days of rest, increased fluids, ginger tea, essential oil use and running the humidifier at night I have awakened this m... Read more

  • The day after

    2/8/2016 10:21:30 AM, by COOP9002

    we had a nice turn out at our "Big Game" Party last night at church. we still have some folks who think we are being "worldly" for having a fellowship with a brief worship time during the half-time celebration. however, we barely have 30 folks on Sunday evenings and we had almost three times that ma... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/8/2016 8:21:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is now underway. a weekend to basically relax for me. i have a lot to get done this week. i have one job interview this week for sure. another important appointment tomorrow morning for a different matter, school related. then i will have yet another job interview this week for a comple... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    2/8/2016 6:55:42 AM, by RO2BENT

    Went to a Super Bowl pregame party and had 1 cup of chili and half of a cupcake along with my usual dinner salad and that's it. Slept in this morning to make up for a weekend of poor sleep should be a good Monday only thing on the schedule is to bathe kids... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/7/2016 11:45:43 PM, by COOP9002

    Crazy day 198... Read more

  • Feeling better and a lot of walking

    2/7/2016 6:35:15 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm starting to feel better after having a day and a half of antibioics in me. I walked to church feeling like this. It took me less time to get to church today than it has been. Before it would take me 19 minutes to walk to church. Today it took me 18 minutes to walk to church. Last week I shaved a... Read more

  • What a difference a year makes ...

    2/7/2016 6:23:19 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Roughly a year ago (February 8, 2015) I ran my third 5k. I am hoping it will not be my last. It has been 47 weeks since it became evident that I was injured and I would eventually learned I had a fractured pelvis. A fracture that appears to have occurred at least 6 months before I even began train... Read more

  • Superbowl

    2/7/2016 6:15:47 PM, by MAMACHAE74

    I'm not counting call anymore just logging and I have found that over the past few weeks I am losing. I think before I was too worried about everything so now that I have found what works for me I'm feeling pretty good. This is the superbowl Sunday and although there are a plethora of bites, I am no... Read more

  • Winter race circuit 5k

    2/7/2016 1:41:24 PM, by AURORAMILLET

    I finished my winter race circuit 5k yesterday! I was a little nervous. But I thought that I've been doing good with my training and its only a 5k. The first mile I was getting passed left and right by runners faster than me. I kept thinking that I should go faster but I knew that if I did I w... Read more

  • Sat sun

    2/7/2016 8:56:52 AM, by RO2BENT

    Not getting enough sleep! No alarm clock for work tomorrow. Easy Saturday with family yesterday, church, visiting family, and making salads for the week today.... Read more

  • Goal dates are pointless.. let me explain...

    2/6/2016 5:14:47 PM, by ON2VICTORY

    This is a really long post, another book brain dump after I woke up. One of the things that I would consider to be an eye opening revelation about what it takes to lose weight is the concept that setting goal dates is pointless. I know that flies in the face of conventional wisdom about weight loss ... Read more

  • Saturday

    2/6/2016 1:57:19 PM, by COOP9002

    enjoying a beautiful Saturday and spending time with my wife and daughter. Enjoy your day.... Read more

  • Getting nearer

    2/6/2016 12:16:15 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    As of this morning I am 20 pounds away from my goal. I started at 348 and am at 215 today. It's been a long journey and I'm almost where I want to be. You would think is be excited, however, this is not the first time I've done this. Back in 2010 I lost 165 pounds to run in a marathon. Then the prob... Read more

  • Fighting sinuses and walking

    2/6/2016 10:46:48 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, my dog thought that I should go for a walk this morning. Just before 9am, she got what she wanted. The cool air wasn't too bad but the sun was a pain walking into it. I didn't have my sunglasses on me so it was a pain. It kind of helped me breathing and hopefully I can get my antibiotic today ... Read more

  • Video Of Cow Girl In Snow

    2/6/2016 10:40:04 AM, by LDYHAZ

    My first ever video!! cut and paste in browser Read more

  • Cow Girls in the Snow

    2/6/2016 10:16:44 AM, by LDYHAZ

    What a wonderful morning I had yesterday. First thing in the morning our neighbor girls arrived on their horses. Due to the excess snow we couldn't bring the cows in by 4 wheelers. So the girls were happy to lend a hand and give their horses a work out. It was chilly but I enjoyed the sh... Read more

  • Fri Sat

    2/6/2016 7:33:47 AM, by RO2BENT

    Got the kids to grandmas houses and got to the bus to the Cavs game yesterday (surprise loss!). Up early this morning to get kids early, will spend the whole say together as a family.... Read more

  • Hate being sick

    2/5/2016 10:41:28 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I'm sick. I've been fighting my sinuses since yesterday. I called the doctor's office this morning to get an antibiotic for them and they hadn't sent them to the pharmacy at Target by the time we left Target about 3pm. So I guess I have to wait until tomorrow to get the antibiotic. They want t... Read more

  • Mixed blessings

    2/5/2016 9:08:04 PM, by BEESHELL8

    I head home tomorrow and it's been a hard visit.As I've visited with my mom, I've been around lots of older folks (she is 79) who all have various health issues. My mom has dementia, Parkinson's, COPD, and vascular problems. She is on oxygen full time as she used to smoke. Growing up, I never smoked... Read more

  • Hmmm

    2/5/2016 3:39:19 PM, by COOP9002

    got an interesting email this morning. it seems that i am in the final group of candidates at a church in Texas. our family covets your prayers as we walk through this experience. Blessings.... Read more

  • bad bad baaad week :( Turning everything around!

    2/5/2016 1:34:20 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    This has been the worst week in my entire journey, hands down lol. I've been sick the ENTIRE week! I haven't been this sick in a looong time. This was just awful awful! Today is Friday and I'm still weak with a scratchy swollen throat and draining nose. The good news is I'm feeling a lot bette... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/5/2016 8:00:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! time to unwind and relax for me and my daughter. all of the birds say hi. i will be trying an exercise dvd later on in the afternoon,as i have just a half day at work today. it is one that i got from the library. it is to do with the sweatin' to the oldies videos that we... Read more

  • Those Hexagons in My Running Shoes Work!!

    2/5/2016 7:27:41 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Some of you may remember a few months ago my DH screwed in hexagon screws to the underside of an older pair of running shoes. I was able to take them on the perfect test run yesterday morning. The snow was packed from where the dozer blade had pushed it. Still being in the low 10's I was afraid I... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    2/5/2016 6:24:40 AM, by RO2BENT

    Still kind of recovering from extra hard workout and lack of sleep I feel ready to run today.... Read more

  • Oh well

    2/4/2016 11:47:06 AM, by COOP9002

    not much i can say, but yesterday was a crazy day. we have some challenges on the home front and i have 50 year old deacon acting like a 4 year old. prayers appreciated.... Read more

  • what a beautiful day

    2/4/2016 9:11:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    it looks like this job will just go for this week. that is fine with me. i have an interview set up for next week for a full time job. my daughter says hi and sends hugs to all of mommy's friends. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • On building momentum.

    2/4/2016 8:20:48 AM, by FITJEN48

    My grandmother gave me a cabinet she used to hide her goodies, playing cards and rubber stamping supplies. I have fond memories of her opening it up to reveal some trouble her and I could get ourselves into. The top section had glass doors and a light inside illuminating her colorful collection of g... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    2/4/2016 6:52:50 AM, by RO2BENT

    Got the last of the fat clothes to Goodwill yesterday along with getting some pavers from grandmas now and getting a good nights rest after tonight's not. Hoping to go skiing this afternoon.... Read more

  • Got up and did it and I feel good about it

    2/4/2016 6:43:53 AM, by MAMACHAE74

    I talked myself into going to the gym and glad I did it. I feel so good about staying on my workout schedule. After doing research I am considering going vegetarian or at least pescatarian to reap the health benefits. Before I make a final decision I will need to research health benefits more.... Read more

  • 20 lbs from goal weight

    2/4/2016 12:59:56 AM, by ON2VICTORY

    I am so close!!! I feel so much better and I have more energy than ever. last week I was able to put on large shirt (rather than a 4x as pictured here) and slid into size 36 jeans :) life is good! Looking forward to the maintenance side of this journey.... Read more

  • Finally was able to walk a 5k

    2/4/2016 12:16:46 AM, by LIZZIE93-4

    Some of you may or may not know that I had gastric bypass surgery on Dec 15 2015. By Dec 31st I was at the gym walking on the treadmill with the long term goal to run. Short term goal was to walk a 5k. My first workout was 25 minutes at a pace of 2.5 miles per hour. Tonight? I did 58:05 m... Read more

  • Armed and Dangerous

    2/3/2016 10:00:11 PM, by BINAMOMMY

    A week ago I found an article on building up to doing 100 pushups over the course of a week. I also read an article on the advantages of planking every day. I have been trying to incorporate the plans into my fitness plans.... Read more

  • Day after storm

    2/3/2016 8:14:10 PM, by LDYHAZ

    DH was up and running that tractor first thing this morning all so I could go running! The run was slow going. I did climb over a snow drift and tripped just once while I was doing that but it was very soft snow. Even though it was 10 degrees Barkley enjoyed himself. DH Dozed the s... Read more

  • Hill Repeats

    2/3/2016 5:04:41 PM, by AURORAMILLET

    I did some hill repeats on the treadmill yesterday. I actually did NOT feel much like running. I was kind of in lazy mode. I did it anyways though. I just set the treadmill for 30 minutes and I set the incline to 4.0. I slowly increased it to 6.0 incline and slowly increased my speed as well. I got ... Read more

  • The Highs and Lows

    2/3/2016 3:00:18 PM, by SONGOFCHANGE

    I went home last night and kind of lost my mind. It started out fine with dinner and a piece of the bread I'd brought home from work. I gave the chocolate croissant work had given me away, which was a smart choice, had my dinner, and settled in for the night. At which point I basically do... Read more

  • My mind matters...

    2/3/2016 2:42:21 PM, by JEKRUNS

    I always feel I need to motivated to blog and today I watched a TED talk (A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit by Judson Brewer) that completely blew me away. The subject is mindfulness in how to deal with addiction to smoking, overeating or anything else. I figured I knew everything about this havin... Read more

  • Leptin Experiment Check-In #6

    2/3/2016 12:39:10 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Well, I have clocked 66 days in the ongoing leptin experiment. And, has it been interesting! Here's the score* ... 66 days clocked with 20 days excellent, 22 days so-so, and 24 days poor. During this 66 day period I have tried a number of different things - adjusted nutritional targe... Read more

  • Prayer Request

    2/3/2016 11:43:25 AM, by COOP9002

    i received a message from a friend last night that his dad was in the hospital. he has been dealing with cancer for the past several months. this morning, he died. please pray for the family of Dean Kitchens as they move through this challenging season of life.... Read more

  • The best that I can do

    2/3/2016 11:18:32 AM, by BEESHELL8

    Writing a quick blog from my moms room and there may be typos and wrong words in this post so bear with me! Sketchy wifi here. Soooo appreciate the comments from those of you who made them. Yesterday I had a long day traveling here and got here as Mom was having dinner. I know that evening s are bad... Read more

  • Broke down and wore my belt

    2/3/2016 10:27:13 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I got a belt on Black Friday in the men's department at Target and finally having to wear it. I'm wearing my 18W jeans and they are really baggy on me. So it was either wear the belt or keep on pulling my jeans up. Even my men size medium sweat pants are baggy on me. I got those the same day that I ... Read more

  • Went to the gym by myself...

    2/3/2016 7:53:24 AM, by MAMACHAE74

    I made it to the gym last night and went by myself. I felt so proud of myself because I hate going to the gym bh myself. I'm feeling pretty good about it and to think I was looking for an excuse to get out of going. I hope everyone has a great day.... Read more

  • Tue Wed

    2/3/2016 6:55:15 AM, by RO2BENT

    Pretty good day with short sleep, had to slow down a bit at cardio kickboxing. Was excited to not set alarm, but had trouble sleeping again. We'll see how today goes.... Read more

  • Little does she know...waaaahhaaaahaaaa

    2/2/2016 6:17:59 PM, by FITJEN48

    My walking buddy has done it now. We were clopping along on mile 2 and she had this look in her eye that spelled trouble. "You can say no, if you want, it's ok." That normally is followed by a request that you begrudgingly oblige to do and later regret. "Well, I have on my vision board me running a ... Read more

  • Change your thinking

    2/2/2016 6:11:35 PM, by ON2VICTORY

    I sat down and started "brain dumping" on a subject for my book. I thought it would make for a good share though it is unpolished but some times the the best writing is when it flows unfiltered from the heart. "The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of think... Read more

  • Slow Tuesday

    2/2/2016 2:22:23 PM, by SONGOFCHANGE

    I took the bike to work for the first time in a while today. For some reason I'm getting up earlier and going to bed earlier and Actually Sleeping which is both wonderful and strange. I've been bad at sleeping for as long as I can remember. What's even better is that I got a full and solid night ... Read more

  • Yesterday

    2/2/2016 2:06:09 PM, by SOCAL_LADYBUG

    On Saturday my car was impounded by the city . . . from private property . . . after being given two bogus tickets . . . on private property. I obviously couldn't do anything about it over the weekend, so I took care of it yesterday. Over the course of my footwork yesterday, I learned some fun littl... Read more

  • Sometimes we are just to preoccupied

    2/2/2016 1:19:31 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: and thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might Deuteronomy 6:4-5 The world around us offers so much to draw our attention. Which brings the question; where are we spending all our energy? Do you... Read more

  • The not so very good bad day (Amanda style lol) :D

    2/2/2016 12:18:24 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So remember how my son had that awful flu/cold/bug? Well everyone has it now. My mom, my brother, my husband. Friday night we did the cake celebration and everyone was coughing. My son was a ton better and really enjoyed his cake (see the picture below). but everyone else was kind of miserable. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/2/2016 12:13:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got the job! i start tomorrow and it goes until next wednesday! woo hoo! i am soooooo excited and happy! it has been a really long time since i last worked and i am relieved that i finally got a job. my good friend treated me out to dinner the other day to celebrate the good news. i definitely did... Read more

  • Hmmmm

    2/2/2016 11:21:17 AM, by COOP9002

    i am truly thankful for all of your prayers as our family seeks the Father's direction. we may have an answer, but it is not the one we were expecting. i'll give more details as i can. thanks again for your prayers.... Read more

  • Proof is in the measurements

    2/2/2016 8:37:54 AM, by SBEAR5

    Happy February All! I just did my weight and measurements. Thankfully, I remembered to take note of these at the beginning of the year so I could track my progress. The biggest changes I've made in January are working hard to make better food choices and going to the gym consistently to do ... Read more

  • OK I did "IT":( Work in Progress..

    2/2/2016 8:22:52 AM, by LDYHAZ

    I was stressed for some reason and ate 3 bowls of oatmeal at 1am. I am honest so looks like that is my breakfast for today. This lets me know I still have issues to work on. I need to accept life on life's terms and deal with things in other ways than trying to numb myself with oatmeal. (It wasn'... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    2/2/2016 6:26:34 AM, by RO2BENT

    Monday turned out better than I thought with not getting as much sleep as I'd like but it was a busy day at work and I had a little coffee and then a busy evening cleaning up the house. Poor night sleep last night so we'll see how today goes got to take it easy so I can do cardio kickboxing this eve... Read more

  • Swimming

    2/2/2016 12:21:27 AM, by AURORAMILLET

    I did Some swimming today. I am getting better. I'm getting less tired during the laps and I'm making better time. I did 1000 yards today in 32 minutes! This was better than a week or so ago when I did it in 36 minutes. I'm getting faster too. I was able to do a half lap/one length in 27 seconds.... Read more

  • Good weigh-in

    2/2/2016 12:14:46 AM, by DANSBREWER

    Rolled the odemeter down a digit. Hurrah!... Read more

  • No real change with or without meds

    2/1/2016 10:47:57 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I cannot tell the difference if I'm on meds or not. I haven't called the gastro doctor to tell him that yet. I am thinking of doing that in the morning and to see if they have the results of the blood test that I had the day of the appointment. I am kind of curious. I can't eat much. No matter ... Read more

  • Some days are tougher than others

    2/1/2016 8:45:34 PM, by BEESHELL8

    And today is one of them. I set my alarm so I could check in for my Southwest flight tomorrow so started the day a bit tired. I really didn't feel like running but got my short recovery run in. It's cold here for us Californians but sunny. Wind was blowing a bit. For some reason, I am feeling ... Read more