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  • being road kill is no way to live

    8/17/2017 11:34:07 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    A few weeks ago a friend had a yard sale, she coupons, she had totes full of stuff. New never used stuff she gets thru her couponing. I spent about 34 dollars at her yard sale, I bought Lysol bathroom cleaners, I bought body wash and shampoos and mostly, I bought about 8 boxes of Emergen C immune ... Read more

  • two box tissue tuesday

    8/15/2017 9:01:18 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I havent walked at all this week, we have had rain, but I am sick anyway. Started feeling a little tingle in my throat on Sunday afternoon. Woke up yesterday with sore throat, etc, havent felt well in days. Now its my sinuses and sore throat, achy all over. Hoping it isnt anything too serious, h... Read more

  • 1 Year SparkPeople Anniversary!

    8/14/2017 11:22:06 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Just realized this week is my One Year Anniversary being a part of SparkPeople! Back last August when I started getting back to working out, logging food & water and tracking progress it all began with SparkPeople and the friends I met on there and things I learned along the way. It's been an amaz... Read more

  • Weight in Status

    8/14/2017 5:26:26 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Just status check in on my progress. Down 5.2 pounds at the one month mark (I started getting Very focused/Serious July 12th) 148.5 to now 143.3 - Hope it continues! :)... Read more

  • Accountability 08/14 - 08/20

    8/14/2017 12:09:03 PM, by TAYGRL

    8/14: AM 50-min intervals ride/lunchtime 30-min walk/PM 45-min arms & intervals ride 8/15: AM 45-min climb ride/lunchtime 45-min walk/PM 30-min tabata ride 8/16: 45-min run/walk intervals 8/17: rest 8/18: AM 30-min HIIT ride/45-min lunchtime walk/PM 45-min adv. beginner ride 8/19: PM 90-mi... Read more

  • Incase you forgot

    8/13/2017 1:14:23 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

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  • Zumba

    8/12/2017 2:55:13 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    So trying to mix up Workouts lately. Add in different types of cardio, and strength etc instead of just walking/aerobics. So today after walking, I broke out my old Zumba dvd set that I've never really done and it was really fun! Pretty good results in 30 minutes too. 223 cal, 3,460 steps, heart-r... Read more

  • the hardest part

    8/11/2017 6:06:31 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    (again, i add this disclaimer, that yes, i have in the past lost a lot of weight, and yes, i know what to do, what to eat, what to not eat, etc. this blog is not meant to bring about advice on what i need to do, its just an exercise for me to express my feelings. thanks for reading)) So after ... Read more

  • Spin the Wheel!

    8/10/2017 9:13:53 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Sweet- big spin! 20 pts! ... Read more

  • This Week- Ups & Downs

    8/10/2017 7:04:10 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Work this week has been high impact on the stress & drama meter and personal life too... However there are positives and light at the end of the tunnel. Seems it is all past now and amongst all that my boss bought me a very delicious salad for lunch today from Panera and this morning the scale c... Read more

  • even steven go to h e double hockey sticks

    8/10/2017 8:52:34 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I added this after----(((I keep forgetting that some people dont follow me on here and that they dont realize that over the last 5 years, I have already lost 65 lbs, but I cant get beyond this wall. I am just stuck here. Like Tom Hanks on Castaway. I am stuck, to forever live in this 2 lb weight... Read more

  • all that ruckus.

    8/9/2017 10:10:48 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Happy Wednesday everyone. I have little to report mid-week. Just wanted to check in and say I am still here, still working, still walking. Still being driven crazy by a little yapping dog who insists there are hoards of murderers and robbers in our yard. Yet they are visible only to her apparentl... Read more

  • Accountability 08/07 - 08/13

    8/8/2017 7:25:14 AM, by TAYGRL

    8/07: AM 30-min arms & intervals ride 8/08: AM 45-min climb ride/lunchtime 45-min walk 8/09: 45-min run/walk intervals/45-min lunchtime walk/PM 30-min yoga 8/10: rest 8/11: AM 30-min HIIT ride/45-min lunchtime walk/PM 45-min adv. beginner ride 8/12: PM 90-min ride 8/13: rest/ac... Read more

  • Excellent Workout Day! & Status of Things

    8/6/2017 4:55:18 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Today was a great fitness day! I got in walking, dumbbell/weights, abs, and exercise bike and of course in fitbit challenges like I do everyday :) My healthy eating is totally on point. Calories in check and for about a week now water is 6-8 glasses a day. Last few days 8! Hoping all this pay... Read more

  • New Badge today!

    8/6/2017 4:44:05 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Earned a new badge in Fitbit today, Yay!! :)... Read more

  • Engagement Anniversary

    8/6/2017 4:42:24 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    2 years ago today :) And just like our Wedding Anniversary I'm in one state and he is in another (due to work)...sigh. But its ok, I'm going there on the 18th to visit! :) ... Read more

  • Saturday Food Prep & Big Workout Day!

    8/5/2017 6:23:33 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    It's Weekend so Means Bigger Workouts & Food Prep Time! The other day is was brought up what are some favorite go-to Items to eat so here are some pics of mine :) My staples are vegetables, greek yogurt, protein shakes and low cal soups, drinks, lots of water and try to limit breads/pasta/rice eve... Read more

  • Reasons Why you Gained

    8/3/2017 3:16:39 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Truth! ... Read more

  • walkless wednesday.

    8/2/2017 10:26:11 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Feeling good about my decision to skip the scale this week. I have been staying on track. Death in the family has not sidetracked me this week, however, I did not get to walk this morning due to getting ready for memorial service. maybe I will get to the track tonight, but tomorrow morning define... Read more

  • Accountability 07/31 - 08/06

    7/30/2017 10:54:33 PM, by TAYGRL

    7/31: AM 45- min walk/run/PM 45-min climb ride 8/01: AM 45-min arms & intervals ride/PM 45-min groove ride 8/02: 45-min run/walk intervals/PM 30-min yoga 8/03: rest 8/04: AM 30-min HIIT ride/PM 45-min adv. beginner ride 8/06: AM 90-min ride 8/07: rest/active recovery Goals: food 80... Read more

  • the tissue box is empty! i have no choice but to stop being a crybaby!

    7/28/2017 8:37:42 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    First I just want to thank every person who commented on my blog from yesterday. I had myself a little pity party, and at that party, I had two string cheeses, a skinney cow truffle ice cream and a pack of nabs!! That was my "bender". I am just glad there was no pizza, chips or cookies in the ... Read more

  • how why when woe!!!

    7/27/2017 5:40:12 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I am officially and legally changing my name to "EVEN STEVEN STUCK"!! Personal rant ahead, proceed with caution!!! I am incensed, disappointed and perplexed!! I worked hard this week, I walked more steps per day each day, I kept track and pushed myself to get in a little more each day. Count... Read more

  • thisthoughtinthismoment

    7/26/2017 2:09:22 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    i think today i am living proof, that simple boredom doesnt always make us overeat. or even eat. i am bored to tears. Literally. I literally have nothing to do. No one to talk to.... and no where to go. I am just here. but no one even knows it.... Read more

  • July Weight ins

    7/26/2017 7:55:08 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    146 today!!Yay!! Scale still moving the numbers down! Yay! Great seeing it move since I was stuck for so many months no loss only gain :D The car club I'm in wants to start tonight a 4 month weight loss/get healthy together group. I told them I'm already working on that, so of course I'm in :)... Read more

  • Accountability 07/24 - 07/30

    7/25/2017 10:55:32 PM, by TAYGRL

    So this is my final week to bring it with the goal being to hit 2000 workout minutes. 7/24: AM 30-min ride w/HIIT 7/25: AM 45-min arms & intervals ride/PM 65-min intervals & heavy climbs ride 7/26: 45-min run/walk intervals/PM 30-min yoga 7/27: rest 7/28: AM 30-min tabata ride/P... Read more

  • things that are and are not

    7/25/2017 5:45:58 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Well, my runny eye returns!! I had this issue with my eye watering right after returning from vacation. my doctor prescribed some antibiotic eyedrops. and after a week or more it cleared up. but it returned overnight, and into this morning. I am back to using the drops but going to try to get... Read more

  • The Scale Moved!!!

    7/22/2017 11:27:34 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Excited! Lost 1.1 pounds! Scale hasn't moved at all or only in the wrong direction forever and a day...been stuck. Going back to logging food & drinks-watching calories and having more water daily works!! Been back to logging eh like two weeks so far :D ... Read more

  • Food Prepping!

    7/21/2017 9:32:33 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    So remember the other day my haul at the grocery store of healthy foods? Well today, I finally had time to start cooking. Baked a bunch of veggies and some boneless thin center cut pork loin chops. Great dinner! Plenty left for future meals the next few days. Oh and while everything was in the ... Read more

  • those days

    7/21/2017 3:34:05 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I havent broken my streak this week. I have walked every day since Monday and have racked up 310 minutes. and I am going to walk the next two days to make it a full week streak!! I got to the track around 715 am and a high school classmate was there walking. He told me he is really sick and is nee... Read more

  • Tomato, Basil, And Mozzarella Sandwiches

    7/21/2017 12:55:50 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you a soup and sandwich person? Well then I have the ticket - the soup! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 small loaf French bread (or foccacia or other bread) 6 Tbsps basil pesto (or substitute olive oil) 6 large ripe tomatoes, sliced salt and pepper, to tas... Read more

  • 14! Happy Birthday

    7/21/2017 12:33:58 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Today my Daughter Caitie is 14!!! Happy Birthday Caitiebug we Love you :) ... Read more

  • Baked Fish

    7/20/2017 2:29:07 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I don't really want to ask this of you but...Will you start the oven? I know it is hot but...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4-6 (6-ounce) fillets, skins removed 4-6 ounces lemon juice 2 eggs, beaten 1 c milk 1 package ritz Crackers (Roasted Vegetable) crushed... Read more

  • Sweat!!!

    7/20/2017 5:52:43 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Yippeee!!! I have worked really hard this week. and it finally paid off. I am down six pounds since last week and I take pics of myself on the bathroom scale to show myself the results. I know I can work harder. I know some of it is water weight loss, but who cares. It is OFF of my body. As... Read more