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  • Listening to my body - 5 years later

    4/23/2017 5:25:33 PM, by MOBYCARP

    I hate the saying, "Listen to your body." It's really easy to listen to my body. The hard part is understanding what it's saying. Unfortunately, I have not found an alternate way to describe what I need to do that works any better than, "Listen to your body." Distance running is, among o... Read more

  • April 23rd: A Song You Like to Sing and new fitness goals.

    4/23/2017 3:51:17 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    I love singing so many songs! Mainly rock and kind of angsty ones though-picking one is hard. I'll choose my top 5 at the moment and provide links, although not clicky ones because they didn't work. I'm Just Your Problem-an extended Adventure Time Song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=Fxp... Read more

  • Lost 2 pounds and back into the 190s

    4/23/2017 1:31:00 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Yesterday I was at 200 pounds and today I'm down to 198 pounds. I lost 2 pounds. I am glad that I am out of the 200s now. After all the exercises that I have done and the mowing the yard later on, I should be able to lose some more weight. I already took the dog for 2 walks for 15 minutes each, walk... Read more

  • Are you competitive or more of a fitness exerciser?

    4/22/2017 7:18:31 PM, by JEANKNEE

    I've been prompted by a question from SLENDERELLA61's blog, "Running Easy" to do some digging. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=6351979 She asked, "Are you competitive or more of a fitness exerciser?" I responded that I was more of a fitness e... Read more

  • Wet Saturday

    4/22/2017 6:05:56 PM, by COOP9002

    it's a wet and dreary day here in the mid-Atlantic. Thankful for an indoor facility to get some exercise in this morning. Blessings... Read more

  • it's saturday

    4/22/2017 2:56:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    a nice and sunny day here today. woo hoo! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i do not have too much planned for today. i will most definitely enjoy the day! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Take Control of Your Future!

    4/22/2017 10:56:34 AM, by MIRAGE727

    I saw a statement made by a SparkFriend this morning. It was a positive thought about courage yet left us to accept the unknown future. I believe what we do today can give us power to build towards our future! I started this journey to change my life, to stay on this Earth longer, t... Read more

  • Review of week and Hearing aids...

    4/22/2017 8:35:35 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Waiting for the tempt to raise to about 45 so I can take my long run. We had rain yesterday so GiGi and I will be dodging puddles. This will be my 4th run of the week and I love that I am getting back into the routine and that the weather for the most part has been playing nice. I have been trying... Read more

  • i did a 4 miler this morning

    4/21/2017 11:57:50 PM, by WINACHST

    I ran around the block this morning. I live in the country and it is about 1 mile to each road, So running around the block is just shy of 4 miles. I did a 5:3 interval. I ended up walking up a couple of hills on 2 of the run portions. There is a hill on my route that I don't even try to run u... Read more

  • Friday

    4/21/2017 5:39:57 PM, by COOP9002

    enjoying a Friday with my wife. we got our grocery shopping done, so now we're hanging out at the house. Blessings... Read more

  • MOTIVATION!

    4/21/2017 4:08:26 PM, by SUSE17

    Two people today asked if I'd lost weight because my face looks thinner. Now that's motivation!... Read more

  • a nice day

    4/21/2017 1:18:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy. i am finding reasons every day to get outdoors and have fun and so is my daughter. the weekend is here! hurray! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • Spring Cleaning ... The House and The Diet

    4/21/2017 10:55:06 AM, by MUFFIY831

    Yesterday I talked about some small changes I've been making. Today I'm looking at more high protein vegetarian recipes to mix up the rotation a bit. I just found these Greek Yogurt Oatmeal pancakes that look good so I will try them this weekend. https://recipes.sparkpeople.co
    m/recipe-det... Read more

  • Gained 6 pounds

    4/21/2017 10:51:29 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    In the past couple of days I have gained 6 pounds. Very little exercise (none yesterday due to a sore foot) and poor choices in food, I would gain that much weight. I went from 194 pounds to 200 pounds. I am hoping to get some more exercising in soon so I can get my weight down. Especially when we a... Read more

  • Beck Diet Solution, moving onward

    4/21/2017 10:37:22 AM, by WINACHST

    I started and restarted this program so many times and always seem to quit after a few weeks, but this time instead of quitting I am moving forward. So much of this program is doing the same thing over and over. But the key is planning and preparing. In order to do that I need to make time for ... Read more

  • Friday weigh day

    4/21/2017 10:18:04 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Out of the blue I actually had a great weigh in this week! I'm actually shocked because I didn't exercise as much and ate a little more this week compared to previous ones. So it was weird when I hopped on the scale and saw a 2 lb loss staring back at me! sorry for the blurriness, my cellpho... Read more

  • Day 9 - Here's what I want

    4/21/2017 9:44:16 AM, by SBEAR5

    Today's reading had a quiz. It's basically asking how we want to be encouraged. The idea is to share the answers with your support system so they know best how to support you. It's a little bit hard, the first question asks how you want people to respond when they see you eating something t... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    4/21/2017 7:15:21 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good day at work again nice family time in the evening after a swim after work and got to bed early. Looking forward to a short workday today and a nice evening and weekend with the family... Read more

  • Race Report: 2017 Boston Marathon

    4/20/2017 7:52:12 PM, by MOBYCARP

    This will be a long blog, but a marathon is a long event. My sister ONEKIDSMOM has already posted about the spectator experience: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=6350047 She left out a couple of pictures. Just like last year, she got a pictu... Read more

  • Making Small Changes

    4/20/2017 1:34:00 PM, by MUFFIY831

    Not much new to report, but I'm making some small changes to my diet to, I hope, continue the extremely slow but forward progress. 1. Smart Water. I've always been pretty good about drinking my water (about 100 oz per day), but I've gone back to what my old trainer called Smart Water - a... Read more

  • Day 8 - Help me, please....

    4/20/2017 1:30:01 PM, by SBEAR5

    Today's reading is about asking for help. Knowing how people can help you (do's and don'ts) and then letting them know. This is a little hard for me because I am SO unconfrontational. haha Some of you might think asking for help isn't confrontational, but for me, it is. Things I have or w... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/20/2017 11:19:28 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did not hear back from the company who was willing to reschedule the interview i was not able to go to last week. that is alright with me. i did hear from a different company regarding a full time office position. i will be speaking with them either tomorrow or on monday or tuesday of next week. i... Read more

  • Technology

    4/20/2017 10:49:37 AM, by COOP9002

    40... Read more

  • This is going to be interesting ...

    4/19/2017 9:06:38 PM, by JEANKNEE

    This morning as I completed my run workout I was met with an alert that a new personal record had been set. This left me thinking ... "What?!" The records stored by the watch were all set prior to the emergence of the pelvic injury in March 2015. Also, I'd only had the new watch (a Garmin For... Read more

  • April 19th: How do you show people that you care?

    4/19/2017 5:07:12 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    Uh oh-I'm definitely a feeder! But, I like to cook healthy thing, practical things that are good in lunchboxes. I've certainly been very good about making nice healthy meals for people since I joined Sparkpeople. I'm off to mums tomorrow and I've baked cake (for reason one, see above.) I ha... Read more

  • Still no emails... focusing on overall progress instead of short term

    4/19/2017 11:48:19 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    So I kind of gave up on the emails. I reset it but am still not getting any notifications from the 5% challenge. Such a bummer. So I have to manually go to the page myself and being busy it's hard to remind myself and easy to forget. I used to get tons of notifications that reminded me almost hourly... Read more

  • Day 7 - I can do it!

    4/19/2017 11:09:09 AM, by SBEAR5

    It's hard to believe my first week is complete! Today's reading is about being your own cheerleader. I see, so often we're so hard on ourselves and self deprecating. We need more self love. We need to believe in ourselves. We CAN and we WILL be successful! I can do it because... ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/19/2017 10:50:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter got a few more presents from one of my uncles and aunts the other day. she is over the moon! it will be a birthday she will soon not forget. she was not expecting the presents she got, so she is bouncing up and down with joy. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! today i am just enjoying the... Read more

  • just a thought

    4/19/2017 9:39:03 AM, by COOP9002

    our world is a strange and mixed-up place. we have people killing other people for sport, and young men and women throwing their lives away needlessly. our only hope for change is surrendering to the one true King, Jesus. Blessings... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    4/19/2017 6:59:27 AM, by RO2BENT

    Easy day at work catching up after four days off fortunately the whole company was off for days so it wasn't so bad. Was supposed to run five or 6 miles after work but my Achilles started hurting right from the start so I did just over three slowly and I am flat terrain. I am frustrated and depresse... Read more

  • Accountability Blog - April 18, 2017

    4/18/2017 10:59:48 AM, by MARATHON_MOM

    Happy Tuesday! So far it has been a pretty good day. I made it to the gym this morning for back and biceps, and walked on the treadmill. My run today is supposed to be 4.5 miles, and I didn't have time to get that in at the gym, so I decided just to walk for a little while and try to run after ... Read more

  • Day 6 - Protect your program

    4/18/2017 10:55:02 AM, by SBEAR5

    Today's entry was about protecting my program. It offered some great ways to get out of "group eating" such as parties and potlucks, especially when it comes to desserts. It also went over the idea of not talking about your program with others. I know from experience people can often be ve... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/18/2017 10:29:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly sunny and cool day here today. that job is now finished. i am already actively looking for another one. the company that has a full time job still wants to see me for an interview. i will set that up today for a day this week. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a gr... Read more

  • Tuesday

    4/18/2017 9:08:13 AM, by COOP9002

    Olivia will be off from school all week for Spring break. this is something that she has never been able to experience before. hopefully, she and Debbie will take advantage of this time off together. Blessings... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    4/18/2017 6:49:44 AM, by RO2BENT

    No work yesterday so I got the kids ready for school but I overslept so I ended up having to drive them after we missed the bus. But then I went for a short swim had my bike tuned up and checked it's fitting and then went for a bike ride and started getting dinner ready before anyone was home. Had a... Read more

  • Monday

    4/17/2017 4:14:22 PM, by COOP9002

    our family took a trip towards D.C. today to take our daughter to an anime store.enjoying a day off before getting back into the routine. Blessings... Read more

  • April 17th: Three things you and your best friend have in common.

    4/17/2017 2:44:15 PM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    My best friend I will refer to as "L". L and I do not have regular contact, but when we do, it's like we have never been apart. I like that as a relationship, low pressure, but easy to maintain. When I sit and think about it, I know that we don't have that much in common, but we are going to look ou... Read more

  • Shoes are so important and April thoughts....

    4/17/2017 9:45:50 AM, by LDYHAZ

    I once again am reminded how really important good shoes are when your active. My runs have been "off" lately. I even went to the chiropractor. Everything from my hip to neck felt just "off" when I ran. My slow runs were well "slower". I am by no mean fast but my goal for this year was to try a... Read more

  • Day 5 - Magic Notebook

    4/17/2017 8:55:59 AM, by SBEAR5

    Today's lesson is about writing. Using a notebook... or whatever means you feel led to, keep a list of foods you eat and crave and the associated feelings. If you crave something, write it down, and then forget about it or put it off. Sounds like it would be easier said than done, but I'm willing t... Read more

  • Accountability Blog - April 17, 2017

    4/17/2017 8:28:06 AM, by MARATHON_MOM

    Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. Mine was pretty good. I was sick Friday night through Sunday afternoon, so basically just laid around on the couch and watched a lot of TV. I didn't run my race Saturday because of it, but I'm okay with it. Saturday morning, ... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    4/17/2017 5:05:52 AM, by RO2BENT

    Great Easter yesterday, was warmer then expected and no rain! Visited our parents, then home for some outside time. Currently awake since 4 am, hoping to get another hour here soon. I'm off work today so lots of chores and errands planned then looking forward to quality time with the family this eve... Read more

  • Day 4 - Boundaries, not diets

    4/16/2017 8:36:38 PM, by SBEAR5

    Happy Resurrection Sunday! Today's reading is about setting "boundaries" instead of trying to stay perfect on your "diet". Be smart and don't set yourself up for failure by trying to stick to a rigid diet with no room for error. Instead... set boundaries. And if you break it, just restart.... Read more

  • What Do Your Cravings Mean?

    4/16/2017 6:36:36 PM, by JEANKNEE

    I have another article link to share ... "Sweets, Chocolate, Salt, Fat - What Do Your Cravings Mean?" http://www.wellnessresources
    .com/wellness-blog/posts/s
    weets_chocolate_salt_fat_w
    hat_do_your_cravings_mean/ In my early 30s I had a very powerful learning... Read more

  • Happy Resurrection Day!!!

    4/16/2017 2:52:51 PM, by COOP9002

    as a Christ-follower, i am overwhelmed with awe regarding what this day means to me and all who claim the name of Christ. Blessings.... Read more

  • World Environment Day - Week 2 in Review

    4/16/2017 1:12:03 PM, by JEANKNEE

    World Environment Day Maintenance Challenge Center 121.0 Range 117.37 - 124.63 Using the Hacker's Diet Online Week 1 : Wed 04/05/2017 - Tue 04/11/2017 – 118.9 lbs (Actual weight 119.2 lbs) Week 2 : Wed 04/12/2017 - Tue 04/18/2017 – 119.3 lbs (Actual weight 120.0 lbs) Week 3 : W... Read more

  • Weigh In, Is water the culprit?

    4/16/2017 12:20:58 PM, by AIMLESS07

    4/9/17 200.4 lbs Chest-38 Waist- 31.5 Hips-39 Butt- 44.5 Thigh- 22.5 Calf- 14.5 Arm-13 4/16/17 199.8 lbs (-.6 lbs) Chest- 38 (no change) Waist- 31.5 (no change) Hips- 38.5 (-.5 inch) Butt- 44.5 (no change) Thigh- 22.5 (no change) Calf- 14.5 (no change) Arm... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    4/16/2017 7:17:00 AM, by RO2BENT

    I feel like I was eating all day yesterday after burning 1200 calories running 10 miles, but it was a good day With the family and grocery shopping and prepping food for the week. Today is a day to spend with moms and dads.... Read more

  • Saturday

    4/15/2017 6:27:24 PM, by COOP9002

    our church family hosted a family fun day for our neighborhood. we had a couple of inflatible games, and Easter egg hunt and lunch. Hope your Saturday has been great.... Read more

  • How Fit is Your Fat?

    4/15/2017 2:37:31 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Over the course of the years there have been a number of books that have come to me at opportune times and altered the course of my life. November 2015, I would come across one of those books. The book ... "Mastering Leptin" by Byron J. Richards and Mary Guignon Richards. This book is fairly deta... Read more

  • down 7 pounds! and sparkpeople disabled my challenge emails??

    4/15/2017 2:09:53 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Still around and doing my best. I'm happy to say I'm down 7 pounds! It's been slow going this time though. I'm not running as much as I used too or as hard. It's been jogging and interval work mainly. But slowly, around 1-1.5 pounds per week I have gotten 7 pounds away! My pants are still tight... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    4/15/2017 11:53:42 AM, by RO2BENT

    Nice not working and sleeping in yesterday also got in a short bike ride then went to the island for the afternoon and evening. Ran 10 miles this morning now going to take it easy! Haircut then shower.... Read more

  • Day 3 - Do it Anyway

    4/15/2017 11:21:09 AM, by SBEAR5

    Today's reading was centered around sticking with your plan... reiterating being committed to my weight loss rather than just being interested. Making appointments and sticking to them. Luckily for me, I already did thing I didn't want to do today. haha I went for a run. I honestly can't ... Read more

  • A wonderful time at the enchanting Fatuma's Tower

    4/15/2017 12:17:36 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    This was just the holiday I needed. Getting away from it all. Not having to take care of anyone. Not having to think of anyone and just enjoying myself. In the first picture I was ready at home waiting for the taxi to the airport. Lamu must be the only airport without a road... Read more

  • Friday

    4/14/2017 5:11:48 PM, by COOP9002

    we celebrated Maundy Thursday last night, and now we're enjoying some time off as a family before our busy weekend begins in earnest tomorrow morning. Blessings... Read more

  • Family dynamics

    4/14/2017 4:12:48 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This morning I woke up, repeated my mantra over and over before putting my feet on the floor. Still working on regaining myself and determined to not slink back to old habits. Today is my youngest's birthday or as it is known in our household, "the start of birthday season". I had my kids exactly... Read more

  • Day 2 - Interested or Commited

    4/14/2017 10:12:20 AM, by SBEAR5

    Today is day 2 of my 100 day of weight loss challenge. Today's reading was about being interested in losing weight vs being committed and how you could tell the difference. I don't know that the difference has ever dawned on me tbh. But I'm making the commitment to be ...committed! 211 ... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    4/14/2017 8:04:57 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another easy day at work yesterday, went for a swim, got home and the kids were dispersed at various sleepovers with grandmas and the nanny so momma and I met some friends out for dinner. I'm off work today so I'll do stuff around the house.... Read more

  • Starting all over again...

    4/13/2017 8:42:15 PM, by MAKALANI22

    Hi! Does this thing even work anymore?? Haha. I can't believe it's been SO long since I've been on here. Almost six years! I'm in serious need of a lifestyle overhaul again, so here I am! In order to start the change, I started WW on my 32nd birthday three weeks ago. But the biggest game-c... Read more

  • The Big Tire

    4/13/2017 1:50:26 PM, by MUFFIY831

    If you've been around me for awhile, you know I kinda love flipping tires. See: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pho
    to_gallery_enlarge.asp?id=
    5479444# I feel like an utter badass (the one above was a fitness challenge so was far from the biggest tire I've ever tackled). I feel strong. ... Read more

  • Lunch today- all for me

    4/13/2017 1:30:00 PM, by ZIPITUP

    Taco salad: Greens- plenty of them along with endive, red onion,avocado, cucumber,corn,black beans,salsa and mushrooms cooked in tamari and smoked paprika (no bacon needed) Yes! All for me 4 All comes in to approx 400 calories. Dessert-watermelon slice. I plan on getting a couple of pi... Read more

  • To much food

    4/13/2017 12:35:25 PM, by GRAMMYJO6

    Boy I just started tracking my foods today and its only breakfast and I have already consumed more than 1000 calories, no wonder I am over weight.... Read more

  • 100 days of weight loss - Day 1

    4/13/2017 11:34:49 AM, by SBEAR5

    I came across a challenge for "100 Days of Weight Loss" on one of my teams today. I've been looking for something to get me back on the "healthy eating" wagon. I get on often, but fall off quickly. There is actually a book that goes with the challenge, and I found it on Amazon for $1.99 for my ki... Read more

  • Spartan Up!!

    4/13/2017 10:49:06 AM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    Hello Everyone! I know I did a disappearing act on Sparkpeople, but that does not mean I havent been doing well. 334 I discovered Beachbody back in October - after my sister pestered me to try it for weeks on end. I ended up buying the 21 Day Fix Extreme program, and it was love in 3 weeks. ... Read more

  • Thursday

    4/13/2017 10:13:59 AM, by COOP9002

    our church has our monthly Senior adult brunch today. I have been asked to share a word with the group this morning. tonight is our Maundy Thursday service. I am looking forward to sharing this special time with our church family. hope your Thursday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    4/13/2017 9:45:33 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through my first day of work. i took today off as i have stuff to do that i will not be able to do tomorrow or saturday. i am back to work tomorrow. this job goes until next wednesday for sure, or thursday if the day is needed. i will take it. i like it there and i like the people i am wor... Read more

  • Breakfast today- 130's in May

    4/13/2017 9:25:02 AM, by ZIPITUP

    My breakfast today: White beans with home made pesto and a few leftover zoodles with roasted rosemary potatoes on mixed greens and chopped cilantro on top with 1 tsp. ketchup (no corn syrup) Abs this morning with Jackie Warner Pool at lunch- walking to and back. 130's next month in ... Read more

  • Accountability Blog - April 13, 2017

    4/13/2017 8:54:19 AM, by MARATHON_MOM

    Soooo, I haven't posted a blog in quite a while. What has it been - - - 9 days? That's a long time for me, considering I was doing it every couple of days. Not a lot has changed for me in the last week and a half. Still getting up in the mornings and going to the gym before work, working, an... Read more

  • Beck Diet Solution - onward to day 4

    4/13/2017 7:46:46 AM, by WINACHST

    Pink: Starting day 4, again . i cannot believe how many times I started, quit, started, quit this. My pink book is worn in the front half but looks unused in the back. I have yet to make it through this book. I am down 2 pounds since day 1. But this is because I had been pigging out before I ... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    4/13/2017 6:40:40 AM, by RO2BENT

    The sleep thing is killing me I can't fall asleep and then I'm tossing and turning in the wee hours I don't think it's food but I did wake up starving this morning. But work is going well and I'm getting quality time with the family in the evenings. I'm off work Friday and Monday hopefully I'll get ... Read more

  • Sometimes stress wins

    4/12/2017 4:57:13 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Usually I'm pretty good at handling stress but there are times when it will get to anyone. For the last few weeks I've been watching my daughter stress over her upcoming deposition in the case against the man who hit and killed her fiance. Naturally this has been hard on her and when she go... Read more

  • Wednesday

    4/12/2017 10:05:56 AM, by COOP9002

    we are making plans for an exciting weekend here at South End. looking forward to kicking things off with a Maundy Thursday service tomorrow night. Blessings... Read more

  • No change in weight but still in the 190s

    4/12/2017 9:08:12 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, working off those tacos helped. I did the 3 mile Walk Away the Pounds DVD twice yesterday and took the dog for 4 walks for 15 minutes each burned off the calories of the tacos plus some more just to be safe. I am still at 192 pounds. I was hoping that it would of been less but at least I didn'... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    4/12/2017 7:40:32 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good day yesterday, ran after work but it was rough with the warmer weather and legs really sore still but managed. Spend the rest of the evening with the kids and food prep. Looking forward to rest day today and planning to get out a kite or two after dinner.... Read more

  • Low Carb and updated Fast Food Plan

    4/11/2017 8:18:45 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I took a diabetes education class with my friend, Cat! The dietitian there recommended that I try to get 10 servings of 15g carb, or about 150g per day as part of my plan to lower my blood sugar. I can do this! I will do this! I've updated my list of fast food so that it's a bit lower car... Read more

  • 6 days to Boston - Taper Crazy musings

    4/11/2017 4:53:55 PM, by MOBYCARP

    It's six days to the Boston Marathon. Today was my last true speed interval workout, 4 x 1000 @T* with 200 recovery. In my taper madness, I was concerned about working that hard. Because my normal club practice is a time conflict with this evening's Fleet Feet Boston Send Off party, I decided to ... Read more

  • Who would like a Spark goodie???

    4/11/2017 4:35:20 PM, by BARCLE

    Greetings Sparkies Leave me a smile, quote, comment ... and I will send you a Spark goodie Have a wonderful Spark day 334... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 3

    4/11/2017 3:30:21 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today i did 10 minutes strength training on 3 machines without rest in between.. 35 on this machine, don't know what it's called...1.19 miles in aerobic 2orkout, I got to pedal backwards...so I'm including that in my workout challenge! Top photo shows miles and calories burned I've only used 20... Read more

  • long time away

    4/11/2017 2:44:35 PM, by GRAMMYJO6

    I haven't been on in a couple of years or more. Still overweight and getting older by the day. I go to Tops and they try to help me. And they have but I am still not losing. So I've decided to give this another go. I really enjoy reading of others struggles lets me know I am not alone. I know I ... Read more

  • No more tacos for us

    4/11/2017 2:25:09 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I thought that the pizza that I had was horrible on sodium. WRONG!!!!!! Dad and I had tacos today for lunch and I about died when I saw the calorie intake and the sodium. I had 4 pork tacos and the calorie intake was 940 calories and 1600mg of sodium. I thought that with the 3 tacos that dad had was... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    4/11/2017 10:51:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    i went to see the bon jovi concert last night, near my place! i had a fabulous time! it was so worth it to get the ticket and to go. i enjoyed myself so much. i also found out the other day that the temporary job i got will start earlier than planned. which is fine by me. it feels good to be out in ... Read more

  • Seeking Clarity

    4/11/2017 9:41:40 AM, by COOP9002

    our church family is at a crossroads. ten years ago the church moved to two services. the early service is built around a contemporary style with a praise band, while the second service is more traditional and sometimes uses our choir. over the years, the early service has fluctuated greatly in... Read more

  • Lost 2 pounds and hopefully the rest soon

    4/11/2017 9:06:05 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I got the 2 of the 4 pounds I gained off. I ate a little bit better yesterday but I didn't exercise as much as I would of liked. I had only 2 walks with the dog for 15 minutes each. I would of had more in the morning if we didn't have any rain and threat of thunderstorms. Plus we had someone c... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    4/11/2017 6:38:48 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another good easy day at work and at home with the family spending time outside. Looking forward to more of the same today except all run 6 miles after work.... Read more

  • Beck Diet Solution Day 1 - read along

    4/10/2017 10:54:31 PM, by WINACHST

    I made my list of Advantages for Healthy Eating to be short so they'd all fit on one line on a recipe card. Also so they'd be easier for me to remember when I begin to have that dialogue in my head. 1. I only live once 2. To nourish my body. 3. To have more energy. 4. To sleep better.... Read more

  • Quick, it's not raining HIKE HIKE HIKE!!!

    4/10/2017 2:57:25 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Yesterday the clouds parted for a few hours finally and my husband agreed to come out with me on a 14KM hike. Ok, he agreed to a 12KM, he really needs to learn to expect the unexpected. As we hiked I went ahead a bit because the wind storm on the weekend had done a lot of damage and I want... Read more

  • Spring Challenge Day 2

    4/10/2017 2:07:24 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    I'm at 606 calories, my Sparkpeople calorie range is 1200-1560. The challenge i began before this one til Easter (start a new habit or break a bad one) is reduce red meat intake. Tonight is my roommate's turn to cook..she's making sloppy joe, red potatoes...I reminded her of my challenge for Eas... Read more

  • Frustrated.

    4/10/2017 10:27:14 AM, by MUFFIY831

    The scale is still stuck. To give myself credit, it did budge 0.2 pounds down, but OH MY GOD WHY IS THIS TAKING SO LONG? I am doing the right things. I am eating right. I am exercising. I am drinking sh*t tons of water. I'm still not back where I was before my work trip 10 days ago. I do think there... Read more

  • Gained the 4 pounds but determined to get them back off

    4/10/2017 10:25:26 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I gained the 4 pounds that I lost back on. I had a few bad choices in foods yesterday, my sodium intake was higher than I wanted (even though it was under the amount that you need in a day but still it was high for me), and I didn't burn enough calories to accommodate the amount that I ate. Bu... Read more

  • Busy Week

    4/10/2017 10:00:45 AM, by COOP9002

    i was blessed with a beautiful morning here in Frederick for my run this morning. now it's time to get some things in order for a busy week. we have a deacons' meeting tonight, visitation tomorrow, a memorial service on Wednesday, then Maundy Thursday service, followed by a family Easter celebration... Read more

  • April 10th: Your Biggest Dream

    4/10/2017 7:38:34 AM, by SILVERTOMORROW

    As of this moment, my biggest dream is to be able to travel. Just to have holidays planned for each year and go, to colour in my map of places I have been, which is looking a little sad at the moment! But, I'll get it done. I haven't had the money in my 20s, but I'm working on making my 30s more pro... Read more

  • Day 1 Of spring challenge

    4/9/2017 3:28:01 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    I'm excited SparkGuy announced a speing challenge. It's a great way to keep accountable. I participated in the start good habit/break a bad habit during lent. I started day after Fat Tuesday (I've always wondered what fat Tuesday means, its purpose and how it got its name!) Anyhow, I chose to redu... Read more

  • Sunday

    4/9/2017 2:17:00 PM, by COOP9002

    today our choir led us in worship through a Cantata entitled "Amazing Love". there were several hymns as well as some of the more contemporary music. one song "Because He Lives (Amen)" has some special memories for me. at our previous church it become sort of an anthem for us during worship. ... Read more

  • World Environment Day - Week 1 in Review

    4/9/2017 1:04:43 PM, by JEANKNEE

    World Environment Day Maintenance Challenge Center 121.0 Range 117.37 - 124.63 Using the Hacker's Diet Online Week 1 : Wed 04/05/2017 - Tue 04/11/2017 -- 118.9 lbs (Actual Weight 119.2 lbs) Week 2 : Wed 04/12/2017 - Tue 04/18/2017 Week 3 : Wed 04/19/2017 - Tue 04/25/2017 W... Read more

  • Family day and 2nd 5K.....This is WHY

    4/9/2017 11:44:51 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Up at the crack of dawn with grandson number 1. He has some problem with night time bed wetting. He is 7 and boy do we hope he grows out of it soon. 4am total bed change not the way I like to start the day. Of course I can't fall back asleep so my day started. Several hours later I fixed... Read more

  • Days 18, 19, and 20. Where does the time go

    4/9/2017 10:53:42 AM, by HJFOGARTY

    I have been trying to make it a point to blog every day. The last two days I have missed. I have no excuse other then I was exhausted and did not get to a computer. The person I'm taking care for has had the flu or something so that's been a lot of hands-on care-giving. Not hard work but constant. I... Read more

  • Weigh In 4/9/17

    4/9/2017 10:20:12 AM, by AIMLESS07

    4/9/17 200.4 lbs Chest-38 Waist- 31.5 Hips-39 Butt- 44.5 Thigh- 22.5 Calf- 14.5 Arm-13 My measurements aren't terrible as compared when I was at a similar weight a couple of years ago. I think what it shows is that I am still being active. I've been doing step bets consistently and get at least 11 ... Read more

  • Lost 4 pounds and need to make another monthly goal

    4/9/2017 8:44:22 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Lost 4 pounds since yesterday. I was at 194 pounds yesterday and today I'm at 190 pounds. I had a goal to be at 190 pounds by the end of the month. Looks like I hit it before the end of the month. I thought that it would take me to at least the end of the month to get the 4 pounds off but I was wron... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    4/9/2017 8:11:57 AM, by RO2BENT

    Great day yesterday after cardio kickboxing except I was short with the little ones who kept at each other, then they went to grandmas and spent qt with oldest and wife. Great day ahead today, hoping for a bike ride!... Read more

  • Saturday

    4/8/2017 9:24:37 PM, by COOP9002

    it's been a busy day. we had our biggest crowd yet at our "Love Thy Neighbor" dinner this evening. it was exciting to see so many new faces. Blessings... Read more

  • Starting Over

    4/8/2017 8:37:18 PM, by SPRESNELL

    After a hysterectomy and being in school I've gained weight not just a little either; stress and hormones have certainly been my demon, but I'm ready to get back to myself and I will do this for me.... Read more