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  • What are these?!?

    2/24/2017 10:19:37 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Ok, I know someone on here will know the answer to this. What are these vegtables?!?! Kinda zucchini/cucumber looking things...but yet not. Is it some kind of Okra or?? Need to know what it is so can figure out how to cook them. (My mom got them for free and gave to me)... Read more

  • The Decision

    2/23/2017 10:13:22 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Each of us on here made the decision to try. I am so proud of everyone of us for that! We give meaning to the word accomplishment! :) ... Read more

  • the not so not so maybe so day

    2/23/2017 4:29:56 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Not all days are great days. Not all days are even good days. There are bad days, then there are really really bad days. Today was sort of in between good and not so bad, but kinda bad, but not that bad. I broke down and went off my soft/pre-op diet and had two chicken strips for lunch. Af... Read more

  • Hey SparkFam...

    2/23/2017 8:18:47 AM, by TAYGRL

    Every.slice.of this. ... Read more

  • Today's Victory!!

    2/22/2017 9:32:34 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    1st time hit 35,000 steps. Then Pushed on and hit 40,000 steps 1st time! I was on a mission today to break my past records and earn new badges. Killed it!!! ... Read more

  • trickery

    2/22/2017 10:55:36 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    yesterday my great nephew turned 3. we had his party in the park and it was 4pm and everyone was wearing shorts or short sleeves. it was about 70 degrees yesterday. it has been that way since saturday and i loved it. today the rain came back and its dreary and overcast out, but not too cold. i... Read more

  • Workout Moves/Examples

    2/22/2017 10:41:43 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Adding these moves/routines to my workout library I have going on Pinterest. Great stuff :) Hopefully posting them helps someone else with ideas... Read more

  • Back to Work

    2/22/2017 10:06:26 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Happy Wednesday! So today is my last day off of work. (I took a week off) at least just have to do Thursday & Friday at work then off again for Weekend. Last night, my Husband got called to go back to work in Arizona :( so we got him all packed up and he left for that. He was told its through Ma... Read more

  • On the Go Snack Ideas

    2/21/2017 1:26:59 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Sparkpeople had this Article today with great portable snack ideas, so sharing it in my blog for my future reference & for anyone else interested :) (Also found a good list on Pinterest to go with it) * Celery sticks with peanut butter and several raisins on top * Rice cakes with peanut butter ... Read more

  • Goals are important, no doubt...

    2/20/2017 4:23:53 PM, by TAYGRL

    But don't forget to enjoy the journey. ... Read more

  • New Fitbit Badge

    2/20/2017 3:06:03 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Nice! Earned a new Badge in Fitbit today for floors of stairs done. 500 lifetime floors since I started after Christmas. Cool :)... Read more

  • Reconfiguring Plan

    2/20/2017 11:46:32 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    So today for the 1st time since Jan the scale moved! 2 pounds! :) I've been stuck bouncing around or maintaining the same weight pound wise for awhile despite I workout like crazy. I started trying to figure out this whole calorie deficit thing and I believe I workout or burn enough calories daily... Read more

  • Bumps In The Road, But I Just Keep Going

    2/20/2017 4:56:55 AM, by -TSUNDOKU-

    For the past 3 days I have been working hard to cut back on bulimic thoughts and behaviors, but boy-oh-boy was it difficult! However, I was gradually losing weight at a healthy pace, eating a reasonable amount in terms of portion sizes, and exercising (but not overexercising for hours on end). Ho... Read more

  • Me--In a nutshell these days...

    2/19/2017 3:14:39 PM, by TAYGRL

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  • Workout!

    2/19/2017 10:04:52 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    :)... Read more

  • Calm in the Storm

    2/18/2017 6:08:24 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Happy Saturday! Got my workout in this morning then dashed to get ready real fast-On the Road to Los Angeles today with my Husband to deliver a load. Luckily rain and flooding etc are paused and sun is out, so we ran into no issues on way there. Ocean is rowdy out there as we passed it. Have a g... Read more

  • Beating Best Time: Walking!

    2/18/2017 11:57:32 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Today Beat my own best time today. Usually takes me 1.5hr to knock out 10,000 steps/5 miles walking/little bit of jogging Today did it in 1.2hrs Yay! First hour 3.5miles / 7,500steps 5 floors stairs done 1 hour 20 min 5miles / 10,000steps 1.5hr 5.5miles / 11,000steps 2 hours 7.12miles / 14,765... Read more

  • New Fit Accessories! :D & Rain Walk

    2/17/2017 5:19:45 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Its raining and flooding like crazy, roads closed trees down-all this storm madness. We live right across from a shopping center-just have to take this dirt trail, down a hill and thru a water drainage area and parking lot to get to stores. My Husband was bored and wanted out, so he's like let's... Read more

  • Cardio

    2/17/2017 12:54:53 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    On somedays, yes! This is what gets you through Haha - Whatever Works ;)... Read more

  • You Don't Need

    2/17/2017 12:52:02 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Truth! ... Read more

  • Back at it! Workout

    2/16/2017 3:37:06 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Took 4 much needed rest days-as I've been overdoing working out hehehe But today 1st workout back at it! I had so much fun, adrenaline rush all of that. I missed it obviously! :) Didn't go crazy overboard-did 1.5 hrs today. Have logged 12,000 steps so far on the fitbit. Not going for 20,000 tod... Read more

  • Thursday! First Day off Activities

    2/16/2017 12:32:47 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    A bunch of heavy rainstorms are on the way here starting today. It's my 1st day off of work for a week, so got up and hit the grocery store to get it down before the rains. Made it home and rain started like 10 minutes later, haha just made it! So next I organized the pantry and cabinet. Haven'... Read more

  • Non-Scale Victories 1 month in

    2/16/2017 11:39:28 AM, by SUNFLOWERGRRL

    Was reading this article here on Sparkpeople:
    le_wont_tell_you#_a5y_p=5354136 It got me to thinking about the non-scale victories I've had lately, 1 month into my health quest: -Fitting back into jeans I couldn't wear ... Read more

  • my feet sigh in relief

    2/16/2017 11:16:51 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    So. its been awhile and I finally finally found some great new shoes!! After much searching. New Balance t610v5 trail running shoes. I went with a trail shoe as my research found that they tend to be a bit wider and the toe box is a bit wider, they land better and the soles tend to have better... Read more

  • All of us on SparkPeople~*

    2/16/2017 8:56:41 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    All of us SparkPeople on Our Healthy Fitness Journey! :)... Read more

  • Wednesday!!

    2/15/2017 3:58:08 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Haha-Happy Wednesday! Everyone can use some Bon Jovi! :)... Read more

  • Me this Week....

    2/15/2017 3:56:37 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Haha! Watch out World! Not the Best Health Week, Hoping to be Back Full Force Shortly :) Today last day of work for a week. I'll probably be going to work with my Husband to his job on my off days. That will be good so we can spend time together :) ... Read more

  • Nice Progress Report for Last Week

    2/14/2017 11:57:32 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Last Week was a Great One Fitness wise! :)... Read more

  • Rest & Recovery

    2/14/2017 9:27:02 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Well I feel I am an official member of over exerciser's anonymous Haha I've been working out hours a day non-stop 6 days or more a week and I am in desperate need of recovery! Before I injure things. So anyhow taking a few rest days, saying no to fitbit challenge invites-till back on my feet in r... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day!

    2/14/2017 9:16:02 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Valentine's for my girls- We love you Caitie & Abby! Also to everyone else, Happy Valentine's Day! :)... Read more

  • Sunday fun

    2/13/2017 9:20:58 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Had a short fun day out and about with my kids and my Husband. Since the trucking accident last week, he can handle about 2 hours or so of riding in the car/walking around going places etc before his back starts hurting bad. So yesterday we drove to a near by town and had lunch and then dessert at... Read more

  • Leveled Up!

    2/12/2017 9:51:00 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Finally! Level 12 in SparkPeople as of today :)... Read more

  • I really needed to share this...

    2/12/2017 2:01:29 PM, by TAYGRL

    Because I think *so* many of us can relate. http://runner12dotcom
    in.html?m=1... Read more

  • Change the Road

    2/10/2017 6:07:20 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    A little life/fitness advice from Dolly :) ... Read more

  • The name of the game...

    2/10/2017 11:18:47 AM, by TAYGRL

    Note to self: keep pushing.... Read more

  • Do you Have What it Takes?

    2/9/2017 10:00:03 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    ;) Lol I wish I could win this challenge-I suck at sleeping these days! Haha... Read more

  • Remember-

    2/9/2017 9:57:10 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    :)... Read more

  • Spark Goodies/Spark Website

    2/9/2017 7:25:21 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    So I've only ever used Sparkpeople via the iphone app version of it...till last night. Omg the actual Sparkpeople website is a whole other world! Lol I never knew we had a sparkpage of our own on their to fully customize and loads of choices on display items or notifications we can get or listings... Read more

  • Accident Part 2

    2/9/2017 2:31:08 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    My Husband's accident that I blogged about earlier tonight made the news, he found this article on it. He's still not home yet. Few more hours..... Dr or ER in AM he is hurting pretty good now... Read more

  • Husband was just in Accident

    2/8/2017 8:15:01 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    My Husband called on my way home from work like hour ago. A tree broke and hit the road way in front of his big rig. He was unable to stop-truck hopped the tree and it sent him off unable to stop into the woods till it crashed into a guard rail. He said its totalled. He was barely able to breathe/... Read more

  • Things to remember when I want to give up

    2/8/2017 8:01:11 PM, by SUNFLOWERGRRL

    A letter to myself: Dear me, You’ve been on this latest “health quest” for a few weeks now and you’re starting to feel SO much better! I don’t want you to lose this incredible feeling of self-love and accomplishment. So when you feel like throwing in the towel, skipping too many workout... Read more

  • We either....

    2/8/2017 9:08:40 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    I chose strong.... Read more

  • Gym Funny

    2/8/2017 9:07:02 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Lol saw this on Pinterest this morning-had to share ;) Hehehe ... Read more

  • what is your kryptonite?

    2/7/2017 11:02:35 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    The search for shoes continues!! So, I ordered from zappos a pair of Asics gel venture, I have a pair, that I have had and loved and still get good wear out of since 2012!! So, I ordered a pair to replace them, and nope!! 1. They are too stiff. No give at all. 2. Right foot felt snug, left f... Read more

  • 52 Hike Challenge

    2/6/2017 5:19:57 PM, by SUNFLOWERGRRL From "The 52 Hike Challenge is a global movement inspiring you to take a personal journey to discover the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits gained through hiking once a week for an entire year. Thousands of people all around the worl... Read more

  • Maintainers: What's your secret?

    2/3/2017 7:06:06 PM, by SUNFLOWERGRRL

    Starting over, again, in my quest for a healthier body at a healthier weight. I'll do pretty well for a while, get down 25 or 30 pounds, and then it all falls apart and I head back to eating junk, slacking on exercise, etc. It's not like I'm going on strict, unreasonable diets or workout pl... Read more

  • trying to catch up to that turtle

    2/1/2017 2:43:47 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Walked just shy of 3 miles today. I have slowed down. According to my Fitbit, I was doing 3.3 miles in an hour, now I am doing 3 miles in 70 minutes. I will get back into the groove. One thing is for sure, I really need to shop for some new walking shoes. ... Read more

  • drip drip drip

    1/31/2017 10:23:06 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    The last time I visited the ENT, they gave me some cream to rub into my ear, they told me all they found was some dermal infection, like just skin inflammation, nothing to do with fluid in my ears or on my eardrum. But I can feel it there and it drains and drains, until it builds up and forms a hu... Read more

  • extra cold

    1/30/2017 9:26:08 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    The heart doctor gave me a good bp report. The day I went was the 20th and so far, I have not heard back from the surgeons office. But I am not going to worry about it, I have been feeling pretty good. Staying away from spicy foods, trying not to eat late in the evening and havent had any gerd a... Read more