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  • the results are gradual but they are real

    4/29/2017 8:08:08 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    So thru out my weight loss journey, I have learned, and been reminded often, that results are slow and gradual. But over time you will see results. Well, I am here to tell you that is true. Except, it also works in reverse. In November, I was going thru some very personal troubles, and while I... Read more

  • Tuna Garden Salad

    4/28/2017 9:06:21 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am so sorry that I have not been here but I have been so, so busy! There just is not enough time in a day! But I am here now and without further ado...I present to you this! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 3/4 c cold water 1 can co... Read more

  • 3 Weeks Complete!

    4/26/2017 9:16:02 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    The Great Walk Challenge / Leslie Sansone 3 Weeks logged so far :)... Read more

  • It's April 25th!

    4/25/2017 1:48:20 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    ;) lol... Read more

  • You, me, we can...

    4/24/2017 12:44:01 PM, by TAYGRL

    Walk/run/sprint intervals Stationary bike high resistance intervals Kickaerobix Yoga Eat to live. Play, laugh, love, sleep. ... Read more

  • No Excuses

    4/23/2017 9:42:39 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Getting my steps in early this AM in my hotel room before the long drive back to California today :) Even if out on the road gotta get it done! Happy Sunday!... Read more

  • In Arizona for the Weekend

    4/22/2017 9:50:37 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Spending Weekend at Work with my Husband at his Job/Bday Time together too (His Bday was on the 20th) Photo is Dinner @ Black Bear Diner with my Husband :)... Read more

  • Maybe this will encourage you like it did me!

    4/22/2017 2:29:03 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    Life is hard! I don't say that as a complaint but more of an observation and really a realization. This is, to a degree, encouraging. I don't know about anyone else but I always felt like life was easier to navigate and the reason I may be having a difficult time with different situations was beca... Read more

  • Happy Birthday!

    4/20/2017 12:54:37 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Today is my Husband's Birthday. He is on way back from Arizona to CA working-Hoping he gets to stop Home tonight even if only for few hours while passing through :) If not, if he is back for a bit on Weekend we can do something then for his Bday then. (This photo is one I made for doing a Facebo... Read more

  • A dose of badassery...

    4/20/2017 11:20:57 AM, by TAYGRL

    Cuz we can always use some... ... Read more

  • A dose of badassery...

    4/20/2017 11:19:45 AM, by TAYGRL

    Cuz we can always use some... ... Read more

  • QOTD...

    4/19/2017 9:16:29 AM, by TAYGRL

    Everyday, find something about your life that inspires you. Today I am inspired by the fact that I am surrounded by love, in all its many forms. ... Read more

  • QOTD...

    4/19/2017 9:16:19 AM, by TAYGRL

    Everyday, find something about your life that inspires you. Today I am inspired by the fact that I am surrounded by love, in all its many forms. ... Read more

  • Week 2- Walk Challenge Complete

    4/19/2017 6:54:34 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    My Calendar so far! :) Week one total=72.81miles Week two total=44.06miles... Read more

  • 20!

    4/18/2017 6:06:04 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Sweet!! Just Spun a 20!... Read more

  • one step at a time

    4/18/2017 7:35:00 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Getting in a day of weight training, since I cannot go to the track. I will just have to settle for the stair stepper, or do an at home walk. Waiting for the glass man to come replace the windshield in the truck, the second one since August!!! The perils of living in the country I guess. Tree bra... Read more

  • Active Monday!

    4/17/2017 9:29:36 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Happy Monday! I hit 14 of 14 active hours today, pretty good considering 9 hours of that were while at the office. But I was able to get in at least 250 steps an hour to get it done :) Yay!... Read more

  • Does anyone....

    4/17/2017 5:32:07 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    ;) lol... Read more

  • Monday Motivation!

    4/17/2017 2:47:24 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Tell yourself......... Read more

  • This weeks goals...

    4/17/2017 7:54:45 AM, by TAYGRL

    Walk/run/sprint intervals HIIT kickboxing/Kickaerobix PiYO Eat to live Sleep Play Laugh Dance Embrace all parts of me Wash. Rinse. Repeat.... Read more

  • Day 6- One Minute Plank Day

    4/15/2017 12:29:45 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    So today is Day 6, milestone- reaching 1 minute plank. At the end of 30 days we will be doing 5 minutes. So we earned a badge, just kinda like how we do it Fitbit. Cool! :)... Read more

  • Easter 2017-Early!

    4/15/2017 12:10:25 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Yesterday, Good Friday was our day to celebrate Easter with my girls so we made a big day of it- went to the zoo, the farm, the beach, out to lunch and then we did an egg hunt and they got their Easter baskets :) Was a great day! ... Read more

  • Awesome

    4/14/2017 9:30:36 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Omg!! So Freakin Cool!! #jillianmichaels That's the Kinda Facebook notification I like to get! (She's just my all time favorite trainer!) :)... Read more

  • Active Hours Goal

    4/13/2017 8:43:43 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Finally today I did it! 14 of 14 hours! :)... Read more

  • Daily Visualization

    4/13/2017 2:39:03 PM, by TAYGRL

    "Imagine that you are satisfied with your body the way it is right now. When you look in the mirror, you smile at what you see and feel no self-hatred. How does it feel to love yourself unconditionally, just as you are? If you feel down on yourself today, remember how it feels to embrace your unique... Read more

  • morels

    4/11/2017 6:16:22 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    i am loving this warm weather! I walked 3 miles Monday and 2.4 today, only cutting it short due to the park employees cutting weeds and mowing, etc, getting things ready for the upcoming easter egg hunt this weekend. i laid out in the sun again today for about half an hour. enough to try to ge... 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

  • The Great Walk Challenge

    4/10/2017 10:18:12 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    1st Week of the Walk Challenge just about done, its going awesome! :) Started the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Plank Challenge as well, today is Day 1 of that. Made a separate calendar to track it as well. ... Read more

  • i wish for more of them

    4/10/2017 3:46:49 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    despite being cold enough to turn on the heat on friday, the weekend turned out pretty nice. yesterday we went riding in the hills with some friends and the biggest problem was the dust. so very dry, makes you kinda wish for a little rain, but then today was sunny and high in the low 80s.... i... Read more

  • Carbs lol

    4/10/2017 11:08:04 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    ;)... Read more

  • New Badge!

    4/10/2017 11:06:34 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Nice! New Badge Earned Today :D ... Read more

  • Low Carb Shopping List

    4/9/2017 1:15:22 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Found this Low Carb Simple Shopping List. I'm not doing a low carb diet persay currently but more eat lots of veggies, lean meats, yogurt with reduced high carb foods.. like very little pasta, bread, rice, etc and usually no sweets. But, its nice to see what foods are low carb so I can gravitate ... Read more

  • 50k!!!! I finally Did it

    4/8/2017 10:54:00 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Omg!! I just hit 50k!!! 50k!!! 1st Time Ever!! I'm so Excited been Wanting to Reach this Goal for awhile :D ... Read more

  • Fitbit Fixin' Up

    4/8/2017 2:20:31 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    My Fitbit is in use 24/7 and I already need to replace my original screen protector! It's been through a lot Lol But actually, that's a great thing-means I'm active and working hard daily, reaching goals :) #fitbitcharge2... Read more

  • 30 Day Plank Challenge Starting Monday!

    4/8/2017 1:42:55 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    So on Jillian Michael's Facebook page there was this 30 day Plank Challenge posted, asking who wants to do it-Starts Monday. I said I'm in! :) Anyone else want to do? Posted just incase you'd like to also. Its a good challenge, did few years ago. I need Core/Strength and Ab focus anyhow hehehe s... Read more

  • 7 Cardinal Rules for Life

    4/7/2017 10:44:56 AM, by TAYGRL

    Wash. Rinse. Repeat. ... Read more

  • Fit Friday!

    4/7/2017 8:56:29 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Have a Great Day! Go Get Some Physical Activity Going :D... Read more

  • Spicy Shredded Chicken Tortilla Wraps With Tomatillo Sauce

    4/6/2017 12:10:53 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Let's have lunch! Take a peek! Ingredients~ Tomatillo Sauce (see recipe below) 1 small onion, roughly chopped, plus 1 medium onion, diced 2 large whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp dried marjoram 1/4 tsp dried thyme 1 tbsp ... Read more

  • Leveled Up! :)

    4/6/2017 9:49:11 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Sparkpeople Level 13! Cool! Didn't even know I was close to new level, nice surprise :)... Read more

  • Over Exercised

    4/6/2017 9:46:25 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    So yesterday I was home from work and was able to get in huge amounts of workout time. I wanted to work on the goal of reaching 50k steps, but didn't make it. Around 32k I felt nauseous and ran to the sink & then had sharp intense stomach/lower abdomen pains. Thought I might need to go to ER! App... Read more

  • what remains

    4/5/2017 3:06:14 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Just realized its been awhile since I blogged. Not alot to announce. Things are pretty much the same here. Still dealing with a little bit of life stress but isnt that true with everyone?? Maybe some poor decisions on my part have contributed to the stress. I own that. I have moved on and me and... Read more

  • A Very Great Workout Morning!

    4/5/2017 10:32:11 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Challenges and this Mornings Stats by 7:30am :) Yay!! ... Read more

  • Which Button

    4/4/2017 12:50:16 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Which one(s)? ... Read more

  • Happy Monday!

    4/3/2017 10:26:50 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Good start to Monday morning, now off to work. Have a great day everyone! :)... Read more

  • Monday Hopes!

    4/3/2017 10:22:40 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    :)... Read more

  • Saturday! :)

    4/1/2017 2:53:48 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Saturday Morning Stats So far :) From being sick last few weeks and very little working out during that time...this week was re-build back up and get my numbers higher again. This is best day so far being back at it I think. ... Read more