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    9/22/2017 2:21:43 PM, by MIRAGE727

    I lost 100 pounds! When I started my journey, I heard about cheat days! #^&&$#@! I don't believe in them and I never will. Don't ever utter that phrase to me! Don't even try to debate me! (taking a breath) I worked my tail off to my end goal. I also learned how to eat moderately with... Read more

  • Go get it

    9/22/2017 8:17:09 AM, by FREE2LOSE

    In trail running, people tell you to go get it. That's what we should do every day with our health...go get it. How will you go get it today?... Read more

  • What will you do today?

    9/21/2017 11:03:34 AM, by FREE2LOSE

    What will you do today? Will you give in to negativity? Will you be defeated? Will you cheat yourself? Will you let the bullies win? Will you love yourself? Will you live your mind body soul? Will you get out there and live? Yes.... Read more

  • Bullying and its impact

    9/20/2017 5:52:22 PM, by FREE2LOSE

    You hear a lot about bullying these days, but bullying has existed since humans first walked the planet. It seems unfortunately to be human nature. I have been impacted by bullying in my early life and it has affected me my whole life, keeping me from being the person I could have been. It also h... Read more

  • Once again, I think...

    9/19/2017 8:50:48 PM, by FREE2LOSE

    I think that more important, as I've said before, than being thin is feeling good. I have found that is the most important thing. We get caught up with that image in the mirror and what we think other people are thinking about us that we lose sight of the happiness we're meant to have. Happiness ... Read more

  • Nutrition infor on PASTA ZERO

    9/19/2017 8:26:10 PM, by LDYHAZ

    It is located in the fridge area. You have to rinse it first then it just takes a minute or two. I liked the texture better than other gluten free. This is considered Vegan. I found this in the salad/veggie section of wal mart.... Read more

  • Any one hear about this 'PASTA ZERO'??

    9/19/2017 6:50:26 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Just discovered this! tried it for the first time at lunch and it was really good. Made a quick stir fry and threw them in. Yummm! I love pasta so this one really satisfied :)... Read more

  • A Mountain on My Shoulders

    9/18/2017 6:00:34 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    Today is my day off until I have class from 6:00-9:00 this evening. I worked Saturday and wasn't at home at all on Sunday so I had LOTS of plans to accomplish today. The problem is, I'm feeling so overwhelmed that I hardly know where to start. Each time I scratch something off the list, three mor... Read more

  • Foods that heal your body

    9/18/2017 1:26:01 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Dr. Fabrizio Mancini wrote, in his book "The Power of Self-Healing," that the human body is naturally self-healing, but poor lifestyle habits hinder the body's ability to self-heal. In a chapter about diet, he listed foods that are especially favorable. These are apples, artichoke, avocado, beets, b... Read more

  • Slug...

    9/16/2017 7:41:58 AM, by LDYHAZ

    That's how I am feeling this morning. Didn't help that DH had not turned off the alarm so woke up at 5am...Grrrrr Drove the grandchildren to Denver yesterday and by night fall I had my house back in order. I used to try and keep everything " tip top". Now I just let things get dirty and am ok... Read more

  • Fitness and Life

    9/14/2017 11:20:10 AM, by KANSASROSE67

    Thanks for your support and suggestions regarding my inability to run now. I do quite a bit of biking, but living in the country on gravel roads makes it not quite as enjoyable. I try to alternate biking (weather permitting), circuit training with a DVD, and using the elliptical we have in our bas... Read more

  • Still here!!

    9/14/2017 8:18:03 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Still training for Vegas! It is early morning right now and I have time to write a short blog. Dale and I took a nice 4 day trip to Colorado and stayed in a resort. It was truely needed couple time. Several days later we drove back to Denver and picked up Two grandchildren. We have been b... Read more

  • I Am Back!

    9/12/2017 6:34:50 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    For several months I have been in a bit of a Spark Funk. I have logged my fitness and read some blogs, but that's about it. This funk, incidentally, has coincided with my decision to stop tracking calories and my hip problems which have prevented me from running. Sounds like a perfect storm for w... Read more

  • On busting weight loss plateaus

    9/7/2017 3:50:03 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I was asked in another forum to post on Dr. Judith Beck's Day 38, topic "Deal with a weight loss plateau." I found Beck's solution too simplistic. According to Beck the most likely explanation for a weight plateau is that your body no longer needs as much energy (calories) as before. She concludes t... Read more

  • 17 weeks to new year's eve

    9/3/2017 9:44:14 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Late last night, we just got back from visiting my daughter in King George and my wife announced this morning that she had a change of heart about not going down to Chesapeake, Virginia to help care for one of our other daughters who just had an operation. Right after church we are going down. Good... Read more

  • Re 5% weight lost fall challenge

    8/29/2017 2:29:48 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Although I no longer need to lose weight I do need to continue a healthy eating and exercise routine and feel up to motivating others as an extra leader, or maybe an even greater leadership responsibility, so I am going to continue and join the 5% fall challenge. See the poster The grou... Read more

  • At-Home Sh'Bam - yay!

    8/28/2017 8:50:16 PM, by AMANDANCES

    So I signed up for the Les Mills OnDemand service, which streams video classes of my favorite Les Mills activities to my home studio. Yay me :) So I'm been exploring the Sh'Bam offerings (many of which I remember from live classes) and the BodyFlow, which is their branded yoga/stretching. I love th... Read more

  • My weekly progress and dancing

    8/27/2017 7:23:00 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Sunday Morning by Mr. Owl Review of my goals 1. I will say aloud these affirmations each Saturday after I post my weight. I almost did not post my weight timely last night, in fact, I posted after my planned bedtime and did not say my affirmations aloud as it would disturb my wife. Ho... Read more