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  • Looking ahead...

    3/26/2015 9:32:15 AM, by PLMITCH

    Still in recovery mode from last Sunday's HM. I had a spa pedicure appointment last evening, and my nail tech really did a nice job of massaging the kinks out of my feet! Today is another recovery run day -- 30 minutes. Hoping to run outside, as it is supposed to be in the 60's. Saturday will li... Read more

  • My Happiest Half Marathon - Proof in Pictures

    3/25/2015 7:29:48 AM, by BROOKLYN_BORN

    I was not well prepared as I described yesterday, but it was a most enjoyable race. It was rather windy at the start. We were right off the beach after all, but I had a plan. If I stood behind this very tall guy, the wind wasn’t a problem. For perspective, I'm 5’6” He and I had... Read more

  • Progress

    3/23/2015 8:04:35 PM, by BA5454

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  • Recovery week...then back to work!

    3/23/2015 9:12:12 AM, by PLMITCH

    Not too sore after yesterday's half marathon. This week I will follow the recover week plan from my Jeff Galloway training plan -- 30 minute runs on Tuesday and Thursday, and a 5-6 mile run on Saturday. I have a blood donation appointment on Saturday at noon, so I'm planning to get my run in befo... Read more

  • Having realistic goals – thoughts after a race

    3/23/2015 8:48:33 AM, by BROOKLYN_BORN

    DH & I had a lovely weekend in Virginia Beach. The Shamrock Marathon weekend is very well organized. However, I was not well prepared. I knew this and blogged about it 12 days ago. "The voices in my head and my Dad’s jacket"
    i... Read more

  • HM #1 is under my belt!

    3/22/2015 10:16:49 PM, by PLMITCH

    Today (Sunday) was a day I had been looking forward to, and maybe just a little frightened of, for several months. 03/22/15: The date of my first half marathon. Sure, I have followed a great training plan (thanks Jeff Galloway!), made sure I ate right, etc. But that still doesn't mean that someth... Read more

  • Not Good-Bye, But "See Ya"

    3/22/2015 9:10:29 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Last evening I went to the Galloway running group's end of the season party. I didn't stay long. I went primarily to say thanks and 'see ya' as I don't know when I'll be able to run regularly again. Sigh. I know that a positive attitude is very important. I'm trying. Honestly, I am still feeling h... Read more

  • Aw, mom...

    3/21/2015 1:01:25 PM, by BA5454

    Had a good 8 mile run/walk this morning, but now feel a nap coming on, lol. Hope your Saturday is awesome!... Read more

  • I am focused on learning to cook

    3/21/2015 6:59:07 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I am sorry I haven't post here much lately but I have been trying to spend less time on the internet and was looking to find a nitch in line with my passion for science and mathematics. After giving that some thought and spending too much time on the computer in that field, I decided that for my wif... Read more

  • I ordered a new toy! Whoopee!

    3/21/2015 12:09:43 AM, by SHIRAZSOLLY

    Now I just have to wait for it. And wait. And wait. I am like a 4 year old kid. I stayed up until 1am 2 nights ago looking at treadmills because my old cheap one is a piece of junk and I can't do anything on it but walk - and even that hurts my ankles because the bounce is so bad. It's no... Read more

  • Everything's Coming Up Roses

    3/20/2015 2:44:18 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    In my last blog I talked about pruning our rose bushes. Some people asked to see the roses, so I decided to share some pics. I love roses, especially the old-fashioned ones and the newer shrub roses such as David Austin's. When I look at his catalog, I'm like a kid in a candy store. However, I'm... Read more

  • My Plan for a Food Plan

    3/20/2015 1:47:57 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I'm excited that I found this link by a dermatologist that says although there is no scientific evidence that diet impacts psoriasis many people believe it does. He recommends eliminating 8 types of food from your diet: alcohol, junk food, red meat, nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant... Read more

  • Happy Spring!

    3/20/2015 5:01:47 AM, by BA5454

    Happy Spring and Happy Friday! ... Read more

  • Read This Blog Later - Pictures Won't Download

    3/19/2015 1:26:04 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Our magnolia tree has its first bloom of the season! Makes me smile, even if this one is too high up to sample the glorious fragrance. I know it won't be long until they are down at my nose level. Can't wait!! How are magnolias related to weight loss, weight maintenance, and healthy living? Why... Read more

  • My week 10 goals and plans

    3/19/2015 10:43:28 AM, by HILLRUNNER

    There are no excuses...this IS my life. Yes it is hard, living IS hard. Anyone can sit around and WAIT for things to happen. but the strong go out, hunt those things down, and get on with business!! That is the attitude I have for this week. Here are my plans for this week and my nitty gritty ... Read more

  • Everyone needs a Spock

    3/19/2015 7:49:25 AM, by BA5454

    What I envision my little voice as saying whenever I attempt something 'illogical', like going for a third cookie: ... Read more

  • Saltwater Cure

    3/19/2015 12:54:43 AM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    That about says it all tonight. How about you? Thanks to Amy Floyd for her beautiful image and lovely quote at
    my-lloyd/5457419804/ 304 Thanks to SparkPeople for the sweat! 549 247 220... Read more

  • Practical eating on the run(ning)

    3/18/2015 8:17:13 AM, by BA5454

    Taken from Jeff Galloway's blog. I like the last one, he doesn't pull any punches. And I know this is exactly what I do, rationalizing eating way too big of a meal. Then you get what I call a 'food hangover' the next morning which makes it hard to put forth 100% effort. ◾You don’t need to... Read more

  • Challenges: Weight and Healing

    3/18/2015 8:03:52 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I signed up for the next At Goal and Maintaining Plus..... SparkTeam's Challenge. They named it after United Nations' Parents Day on May 31st. The nine weeks ends that day with results announced June 1. I finished the last challenge yesterday using WeightGrapher and a center weight of 130.5 just fin... Read more

  • 2015 WOB Westchase 5K

    3/17/2015 10:05:57 PM, by MIRAGE727

    Another close friend, Fred, is also a Race Director legend in the Tampa Bay area. I support local races big time! Of course, in our area, most of our races are just as much fun and better than the $$$ big time corp cookie cutter races! In any case, this was a first time for me as I heard about... Read more

  • Spring is sprung!

    3/17/2015 1:52:38 PM, by LIZALOT

    Not much of a blogger, but I had to write this one too long for a status update. Ive been doing the 7-day bootcamp for nearly 3 weeks now, and am feeling much stronger (I had really let myself go for months and had to do something!). I now do squats while brushing my teeth, jumping jacks or incli... Read more

  • All set on this Question (don't need further answers): How do I see my sparkpeople emails (where's

    3/17/2015 7:42:14 AM, by ABBY_G

    Hi, I can't find my sp email inbox. I just don't see any links for it anywhere (maybe it's ad-blocked). I searched sp help, but can't find the answer. Anyone know where it is? Abby_G ... Read more

  • Inspiration in the Free Weight Room

    3/17/2015 7:12:56 AM, by TERI-RIFIC

    Since I have joined the Y, there is a woman whom I have admired. She is really strong and serious in the weight room. Yesterday I talked to her a bit and told her that she could be my model of fitness to aspire to. She's a little bit of a thing. She looks to be about 5' 3". I asked her how much she... Read more

  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    3/17/2015 3:15:04 AM, by BA5454

    Lucille Ball and I are wishing you a happy St. Patrick's Day! ... Read more

  • Active Grandkids

    3/16/2015 10:52:23 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I'm trying to stay active even though I feel every step. Keeping the grandkids active is good for them and helpful to me!! Here's Natalie riding with no training wheels: Here's Gwen riding in our driveway: My daughter has been dealing with an ankle injury since August 2014... Read more

  • On Breakfast

    3/16/2015 6:49:09 AM, by TERI-RIFIC

    One great thing about blogging is that you can look back and remind yourself of things. This is my reminder to myself of my 99% compliance on eating breakfast and what that has meant.. Pretty much most of my adult life, the picture on the bottom right represents my "breakfast". I could also have ... Read more

  • Austria

    3/15/2015 10:08:39 PM, by DEBBYFROMMT

    Skied my a$$ off in Austria, but I think I gained weight! ... Read more

  • Promised Picture

    3/15/2015 1:11:34 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Here's the picture I promised yesterday of me and my hard-won bronze medal for the 1.5K (.9 mile) walk in 11:16: I'm back committed to burning calories and seeking fitness despite my foot problem. I walked 4.66 miles this morning. Plan to keep doing all I should do.... Read more

  • Batman

    3/15/2015 10:35:09 AM, by BA5454

    Disappointing run this morning, my left knee started to hurt--in a different spot. Argh. However, I slowed to a walk and finished out the 4 miles and it felt better at the end. So, disappointed in that I didn't reach my goal, but pretty happy that I'm able to keep running. I'll slide that into the w... Read more

  • I'm a 'B' - I'm a 'B' and I'm thrilled about it!

    3/15/2015 8:48:27 AM, by BROOKLYN_BORN

    No, it's not my bra size or that word that gets deleted from online comments. My all-time spark trivia score is finally 80% which I consider the 'B' level (apologies to those school districts that calculate it differently). When I began my journey here in 2009, my trivia score was abysmal. ... Read more

  • Sleepy - Week 10 Picture Challenge

    3/14/2015 4:12:32 PM, by JULIA_RUN2SMILE

    We are back to daylight saving time - so last weekend we "lost one hour"...of sleep! Good timing for a "Sleepy" picture challenge theme. We are back to waking up in the dark. Positive side of this is we get to see the sunrise! The weather is slowly getting warmer - no more heavy shoveling... Read more

  • 8 days to grind.

    3/14/2015 3:57:45 PM, by KONRAD695

    Hello everyone, this will be to the point. Sorry, but this blog is mostly for me to follow. Sometimes a person needs to commit publicly to keep themselves on track. Some know I plan on running the Ann Arbor Marathon on Sunday the 29th. This is a "jump on it" chance race. I found out it is... Read more

  • Part 3 to a sucessful marriage (Giving)

    3/14/2015 2:27:38 PM, by OLDEROWL

    It's time for part 3 of your report, "7 Secrets for Fixing Your Marriage." I hope you're putting to good work secrets 1 and 2. And now let's keep going. SECRET 3: GIVE You have some changes you'd like to see in your spouse and your marriage, right? And if I were a betting man, ... Read more

  • As Good As Gold

    3/14/2015 1:42:14 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    No, I didn't take the gold medal in the 1500 meter Senior Games walk. But I finished it, sore feet and all, in 11:16, just 16 seconds behind my time of last year. I took the bronze medal. And I'm just as proud of it as I was of my gold medal last year because I overcame more to take it this year!! I... Read more

  • What are you waiting for?

    3/14/2015 10:26:36 AM, by RUNNERSTEPHE

    One man in his late eighties was asked: If you could come back and live the life of anyone, who would you want to come back as? His answer: I would want to come back as the man I could have been, but never was. He went on to say, This time Id act with more courage. I wouldnt allow m... Read more

  • Beauty

    3/13/2015 10:17:53 PM, by RUNNERSTEPHE Read more

  • A Tip To Make Spark More User Friendly

    3/13/2015 1:29:51 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    Hi everyone! It's a beautiful spring day here in Kansas with sunshine, blue skies, birds singing, and just enough breeze to keep it cool and lovely. I'm heading back out to the garden shortly. Yesterday I pruned all the roses, which is a pretty massive job, since we have quite a few and they are ... Read more

  • Ups and Downs

    3/13/2015 11:11:13 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Up: Today is gorgeous. Blue sky. Singing birds. Cool breeze and warm sun. Not too much dew -- must be lower humidity than earlier this week. Gwen played at the playground this morning and asked me to read her the posted rules. There were signs like a picture of shoes with a red circle and th... Read more

  • Celebrating St Patty's Day a Little Early

    3/12/2015 1:42:50 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Senior Dance today was a St Patty's party. I even won a door prize - an Erin Beanie Baby bear, shiny green napkin rings, and some candy that I will share. Promise. I did skip the cookies, cake, and ice cream they served. My friend, Bertie, took this picture: Old Dad and I managed 3 slow d... Read more

  • Gifts Along the Journey

    3/12/2015 1:38:38 PM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    I learned two things this week, which kept me on track with my goals, despite the impending funeral: If I rebound on my mini-trampoline 9-3/4 minutes, my SPAT does not record it. Short on time today, I included 11 minutes of jogging while "walking" my dogs. A nice surprise was that SPAT r... Read more

  • My week 9 Goals and Plans

    3/12/2015 11:09:32 AM, by HILLRUNNER

    Another week...another opportunity! I am in my second week of my March Plan and pleased with the results so far. I am seeing measurements getting smaller and weight loss happening! I have energy, I am sleeping more, and I m acting on my plans!! Here is what awaits this week: 13/03 Friday: Bik... Read more

  • Breakfast - much better

    3/12/2015 9:44:45 AM, by -PAULA

    I've been on this journey since 2009 when I joined Sparkpeople. Never thought I would be eating left-over stir-fry veggies with two slice boiled eggs. It is actually very good. I'm taking baby steps. Have a great day! ... Read more

  • The dog ate my medal! Really!

    3/11/2015 2:52:21 PM, by MBTEPP

    Could Daisy really do what I think she did? My DH found a mess on the floor and asked me what happened, then realized it was my first HM medal that I earned nearly a year ago (in a weeks time), and our youngest got a hold of it and used it as her chew toy. I threw it in the garbage, then ret... Read more

  • 2015 Gasparilla Distance Classic

    3/11/2015 2:50:06 PM, by MIRAGE727

    Way overdue but what's new! In years past, I did the 5K and the Half Marathon. This year i changed it up and did the Michelob Ultra Cactus Lime Challenge, a 15K on Saturday then an 8K on Sunday! More importantly, we got to see ONEKIDSMOM & SLENDERELLA61! Friday, D took off work and we had fun... Read more

  • Running thoughts

    3/11/2015 10:51:30 AM, by -PAULA

    My thoughs during my first run in Daylight Savings Time: "It's dark, I'll have quiet time to do a long run. My shoes hurt, my calves hurt, I was okay on Sunday run, this is crazy. That's it, I'm walking home to change my shoes. Oh, much better, I will never ever wear those red and black shoes ... Read more

  • The voices in my head & my Dads jacket

    3/11/2015 7:30:26 AM, by BROOKLYN_BORN

    I have a half marathon in 11 days. I am not well prepared. In January my allergy/asthma triggers (perfume & cigarette smoke) sidelined me for a week. In February a night out with friends resulted in food poisoning and another week lost. I did keep up with the short runs, but no real dist... Read more

  • Even my dogs gained weight.

    3/11/2015 2:48:26 AM, by SHIRAZSOLLY

    Now that is pathetic. Solly, the standard, was 65 and now he is 79 pounds. He was always a little tall for a poodle, but I need to face facts... I stopped walking and running, and so did he. The Boston died (unrelated to my departure from Spark so I don't have to feel guilty, only sad) and we got ... Read more

  • Please pray for my 3 year old toddler who is undergoing surgery to remove tonsils

    3/10/2015 10:03:16 PM, by MWWENSIN

    My 3 year old toddler Austin is undergoing surgery to have his tonsils removed and have another set of tubes placed in his ears. The surgery is routine but I always believe in the power of prayer to help out. Hope everyone is having a great day.... Read more

  • SPAT does its magic on me

    3/10/2015 2:59:16 PM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    If you don't know, SPAT is the (I think, cute) acronym for the SparkPeople Activity Tracker. I've been wearing it for a week. Today, I just didn't have those 10 minutes of cardio in me. (I made the mistake of thinking I would be motivated after walking my beseechingly brown-eyed, patient dogs.)... Read more

  • I Don't Want To Lose Weight Anymore and I Am Not Elderly

    3/10/2015 12:50:17 PM, by TERI-RIFIC

    Here I am lifting two plates! Ha ha I wish. They were a prop at the U.S. Olympic training center. But this illustrates my new goal - to lift weight in order to lose fat. I've been doing reading about it and had embarked on serious resistance training in the late summer/fall. Family matters got in... Read more

  • Out of the 170s--finally

    3/10/2015 12:47:50 PM, by BA5454

    I got on the scale this morning and it read 169. I hopped off and hopped back on--the same. Sheesh, it's been forevah getting here (again). Not gonna lie, have been below 170 before, but I've lost 10 pounds! Fifteen if you count backslides--which I don't, but I'd thought I'd put that out there. All ... Read more

  • Six Years

    3/10/2015 8:49:43 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    The At Goal and Maintaining Plus Transitioning to Maintenance Team has recognized me for maintaining my 80 pound weight loss for 6 years now! I really appreciate the positive and supportive comments and goodies. Another year of maintenance is something to celebrate! Without the team I might have jus... Read more

  • ... Day in the Life

    3/9/2015 4:21:16 PM, by JULIA_RUN2SMILE

    Wow! Picture Challenge Week 9 is over! This theme was actually fun and creative. This week, I celebrated Maggie's 17th BD! So this was my picture of the week - the first day in the life of Maggie (& the first day in the life of Emma as a Big sister): This week was a busy week studyi... Read more

  • Between the ears

    3/9/2015 1:38:56 PM, by BA5454

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  • I broke my own rule and bought running shoes online

    3/9/2015 9:28:30 AM, by BROOKLYN_BORN

    Its been a personal choice for me to support my local running stores. Local is a relative term out here in the country. Im between two cities so I have a 40 min to 1 hour drive each way. Fortunately, I only need new shoes every 6 months and call ahead to be sure they have my size in stock. ... Read more

  • I am back, after a very, very long break.

    3/9/2015 8:22:12 AM, by GREASE31

    I am back, after a very, very long break, which seeems to, have lasted forever, & @ times, has felt like, it!!!! !!!! !!!!. Recently i have, bin admitted to, Grantham Hospital i, initially went in, there with 2, badly swollen legs, caused by cellulitis, & i also, had an ongoing, chest infectio... Read more

  • Better Off

    3/8/2015 5:36:17 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    My weight today is right where I want it. Really I'm doing pretty good. However, I've not kept all my promises to myself. I've set goals for streaks (like doing Beck's Success Skill Sheets daily) and then not followed through. I've decided to take a few days or a few weeks to think through what stre... Read more

  • Running naked

    3/8/2015 2:47:30 PM, by RUNNERSTEPHE

    Bye bye tights!! Run today in shorts and 2 layers. It felt as good as running naked. ... Read more

  • 15 miles!

    3/7/2015 10:08:06 PM, by PLMITCH

    Today's training run plan, in preparation for my my first half marathon, was 15 miles! Never been that far running in my life, period. Not sure I've ever even walked that far in a single session. And I have to admit it woke me up a few times overnight leading into today. Scared? Hell yes!! This... Read more

  • Week 8 Goals and Plans

    3/7/2015 12:22:37 PM, by HILLRUNNER

    For WEEK 8: This is where I have switched things up a bit! I came to the end of the plan I was using and decided to get out one that I have used before with some new tweaks! I have now begun... MARY's MARCH PROGRAM 6/03 Friday: LOWER BODY/ BIKE warm up 7/03 Saturday: BOXING interval/TT 8/... Read more

  • Did I throw out the baby with the bath water?

    3/7/2015 12:03:21 PM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    I lost SparkFriends over the past few years during a family trauma that took me by surprise and made me lose my footing. It is not uncommon for people undergoing situations difficult to wrap our minds around (i.e., losing a spouse, child sexual abuse, etc.) to disconnect from the one who is su... Read more

  • Where are my minions?

    3/7/2015 11:05:06 AM, by BA5454

    So I did a 6.5 mile run this morning out in the cold: 20 degrees with wind that made it feel like 10. I'm so energized on these kind of runs--not. But I did it and it's over. A funny thing though. Around about the back half of the run, I started to list the things that needed doing today around the ... Read more

  • Think Spring

    3/7/2015 8:58:55 AM, by RUNNERSTEPHE

    I'm ready to hang up my tights. I'm ready to see some green, I'm tired of seeing all this white. ... Read more

  • The coolest grandson

    3/7/2015 3:37:22 AM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    My grandson had a minimum day. His favorite friends went to the after school program, and he chose to be with me. I took off work for an afternoon of play. At the park, DG tested his skills at the skate park, inviting me to do "stunts" with him. I wasn't about to say no! It was fun, and ... Read more

  • Planning

    3/6/2015 9:08:51 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    Planning. It's something I enjoy, mostly, but lately, not so much. Rick has worked at the same place for 30+ years. For more than 20 of those years, it has been a toxic environment in many ways. It's a long story having to do with him getting a promotion that someone else wanted and that p... Read more

  • Plantar fasciitis

    3/6/2015 3:57:19 PM, by -PAULA

    My foot pain from previous post - plantar fasciitis. I was treated by my foot doctor yesterday with orthotics and a shot. He didn't want to give the shot but I told him I was having my first day on a new job as a substitute teacher and the assignment was PE. He also gave me some stretches to do. I h... Read more

  • Maybe you were wondering

    3/6/2015 3:14:40 PM, by KONRAD695

    This is just a free write blog about myself. A few things some don't know, a few things most don't know, and just a few that no one cares to know. Got new clothes for work today. Size- pants 34 long, shirt 16.5, 34/35 athletic fit. Why yes, I will be happy to pay an extra $2 for fitted shi... Read more

  • Best thing since sliced bread

    3/6/2015 11:02:20 AM, by BA5454

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  • Thanks, SparkFriends

    3/6/2015 8:14:13 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Thanks, everyone, for your very kind responses yesterday. I hear you. I'll try to stay positive, but will vent when I need to. You don't know how much your kindness means to me. Last eve we had a local SparkTeam dinner and it was great. Glad to get hugs and support in person. So sorry to see J... Read more

  • When a hippo hits a snake

    3/5/2015 3:51:54 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I've gotten out to do some running. The first day was like "omg 20 minutes? and I'm dying?" the 2nd day was like "booyah, yeah I'm getting into this" but the third day... ah yes, ssssssee those threes? I have this trail behind my house. I avoid it like crazy even though it is THE pl... Read more

  • Too Much

    3/5/2015 1:21:59 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    At some point I suspect when a person has a problem or limitation they quit blogging and complaining about it and just accept that that is the way things are. I'm not ready to declare my psoriasis -- feet and hands --will always be a problem. I still hold out hope that they will improve if not total... Read more

  • The gym of gyms

    3/5/2015 11:50:46 AM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    This is my gym. I just did 30 minutes on the rebounder. My normal max is 13. I LOVE my rebounder. Love Love Love it! I am grateful to SparkGuy for his counseling and encouragement and recommendations in deciding to purchase this unobtrusive, travel-friendly all-in-one cardio fitness equip... Read more

  • Half @ The Hamptons Cancelled for 2015

    3/5/2015 7:09:58 AM, by MARGARITTM

    Just one of the many races in the Northeast that has been rescheduled or cancelled because of the road conditions. Kudos to the race director who offered a free entry to one of his other races, a defer to next years Half @ the Hamptons or a donation to a local food bank. I have heard of M... Read more

  • Can your inner child come out and play?

    3/5/2015 2:29:15 AM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others... Read more

  • Wild Flowers of a Central Florida Yard

    3/4/2015 3:35:31 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    At this time of the year our grass is dormant. You can see some brown dry grass if you look, but mostly you see our yard is filled with what some people call weeds, and other people appreciate as wild flowers. Hubby will be mowing the weedy flowers soon. He does it about once a month to keep the bri... Read more

  • Florida, Land of Flowers, Even in Winter

    3/4/2015 8:36:02 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    We are having absolutely great weather. I didn't even need a jacket leaving the house this morning at 7am to go get the granddaughters. Yesterday Gwen and I walked to school to get Natalie because Old Dad needed the car for Senior Games. It was well over 80 degrees and sunny. We wore sun screen, hat... Read more

  • Drink up

    3/4/2015 8:07:58 AM, by RUNNERSTEPHE

    How much water will you drink today? Water is vital for healthy organs. Drink up!! My daily goal is 124 oz. ... Read more

  • I failed to fulfill my promise

    3/4/2015 7:23:51 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I.m taking a week of not using the internet since I failed to limit my hours the past month as much as I had promised my wife. I will do my blogs on word perfect then post them on the evening of March18. Until then I am asking team members to visit and encourage each other to visit the team and pos... Read more

  • New for me: Loss as a part of life, not self-sabotage

    3/4/2015 3:04:57 AM, by SOULCOLLAGESUE

    When I rise up let me rise up joyful like a bird. When I fall let me fall without regret like a leaf. ~ Wendell Berry I learned about a meaningful death in my family this morning. My mom called in tears to say that my brother's 24 year old daughter was dead, struck by a car walkin... Read more

  • Picture Challenge - Family

    3/3/2015 3:52:06 PM, by JULIA_RUN2SMILE

    Family.... Source of my joy - and at time my worries. My support and my confidents. My role models... and my future. With love. ****** Because of the distance, it is not always easy to be together... My mom goes south where she escapes the winter, my sister and my Emma are in... Read more

  • The Fraud in the Mirror

    3/3/2015 9:29:38 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    WATERMELLEN wrote another great blog today. She called herself a fraud, which she definitely is not, but she made some great points:
    sp?blog_id=5886069 One of my favorite parts of her blog, "weight loss/maintenance is another a... Read more

  • The Mystery of the Missing SPAT a Who Done it Story

    3/3/2015 9:15:29 AM, by BROOKLYN_BORN

    More precisely its a What Done it because after more than 2 days of searching I can blame the disappearance on Dustin our Roomba. Thats the robot vacuum cleaner that my son gave us a few years ago. Our grandchildren named it after following it around fascinated at how it found dust a... Read more

  • Today!

    3/3/2015 5:51:01 AM, by BA5454

    Go get it! ... Read more

  • Patience = Success

    3/2/2015 11:55:07 PM, by KONRAD695

    This is a quick one. Some people may remember me having a very rotten attitude following my Feb 5k 2014 race for the BARC. See that day I didn't try hard enough, didn't have my head in it, and did not give it my all. I had earned a first place medal in the Dec and Jan races then fell short of a m... Read more

  • Secret 2 to a sucessful marriage/relationship

    3/2/2015 9:49:39 PM, by OLDEROWL

    "SECRET 2: TALK & TOUCH Did you ever hear the Paul Simon song, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"? It's a humorous song about a not-so-funny subject (the break-up of Simon's marriage). I don't want you to hop on a bus or drop off your keys, but the song does make a good point about how to succeed... Read more

  • Secret 1 to sucessful a marriage/relationship

    3/2/2015 9:37:11 PM, by OLDEROWL

    To have a successful relationship with an individual don't focus on your differences or past history, don't focus on what you want, but focus on doing what will lead to a winning situation for both you and your spouse/partner. More to follow when I have time.... Read more

  • Give Yourself Lots and Lots of Credit

    3/2/2015 3:18:45 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    My Beck quote of the day: "You deserve credit for taking the time to prepare meals; eating all of your food slowly, while sitting down and enjoying every bite; sticking to your plan precisely; and filling in your Food Plan Chart." It's easy for me to think I'm just suppose to do eat right and ... Read more

  • Positive transformation

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

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

  • I Could Run Today!! And Eat Smart, too!!

    3/1/2015 3:14:05 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I ran over 3 miles today! Counting the warm up and cool down that was primarily walking, I went a total of 4.33 miles. It was an almost pain-free run. Hooray!! I did the 5K after warm up in right at 31 minutes. That's way off my PR of 27:33, or my last 5K of 28:15, but at least I am running. Feel co... Read more

  • Who will you help today?

    3/1/2015 11:15:17 AM, by RUNNERSTEPHE

    The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?" - Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Read more

  • In like a lion

    3/1/2015 7:52:49 AM, by BA5454

    March is coming in like a lion in both weather and attitude. Managed a few baby steps ahead in February as in getting back on the exercising track, cleaning out the cupboards and eating cleaner, but a new month is a clean slate and I'm ready to go! Rawr***. ***I also signed up for a half-marat... Read more

  • Hello again

    3/1/2015 3:58:58 AM, by THINRONNA

    Hello Spark Friends! I am finally able to be in touch again as we now have internet after being here almost three months and being in our permanent home now for two months. I am happy to be back online. I look forward to catching up with my good friends. :-) As far as how I am ...I really d... Read more

  • Preparing for Competition

    2/28/2015 9:06:07 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Senior Games opened today, but my training is suffering. I ran about 50 steps and decided my heel was just too sore to run. Will try again tomorrow. It rained most of the day, so I didn't want to ride my bike. Hubby had the car for his Senior Games chess event, so I didn't have a way to the gym. I ... Read more

  • Endorphins

    2/28/2015 8:07:27 AM, by BA5454

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  • Not Going There

    2/27/2015 3:03:54 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I have been trying to maintain a weight of 129. Weight Grapher gave me this warning today. It's the first time it predicted my weight would go up: Trending Weight 129.98 lb Recorded Weight 130.00 lb One Week Change ↑ 0.37 lb One Month Change ↑ 0.34 lb One Month Predi... Read more

  • Overwhelmed by Challenges for the next 2-13 weeks, etc?

    2/26/2015 11:06:44 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Live the rest of your life with less stress and more joy. I mean don't stress yourself by trying to do too much, but by focusing each moment on what is important for that moment. Also, don't stress yourself by trying to make changes in the others around you but be yourself the change you like ... Read more

  • Forever love

    2/26/2015 7:52:53 PM, by RUNNERSTEPHE

    True love is real Read more

  • Disjointed Blog

    2/26/2015 5:56:07 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Want to thank everyone who put Ryan in their thoughts and prayers. He is 22 years old, the father of my only step grandchild. His brain tumor was benign and his healing is going very well. Two weeks after surgery and the only treatment he is expected to continue is speech therapy. They are expecting... Read more

  • 2015 Drunken Cupid 5K

    2/26/2015 4:26:24 PM, by MIRAGE727

    Any race that has a name like this...I gotta do! It was only about 5 minutes from my house at New England Ale House Grill, where I run with a Monday Night Group that stages here. And the run started at 10:00am on a Saturday! As I pulled up early, there was Michael, one of the hardest working Co... Read more

  • What's your runner name?

    2/26/2015 2:35:28 PM, by BA5454

    Mine is Bibs O'Finisher, lol. ... Read more