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  • nothing ever changes even though it does...and pics of discontent!!

    10/23/2017 10:38:11 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    someone suggested one way to measure progress off the scale is with a measuring tape, and pics. well, the measuring tape offered no hope. and after looking thru some pics, i made this collage, which shows to me, very little progress since 2014.... i dont look that much different, and in fact, ... Read more

  • Latest NVS

    10/21/2017 7:59:41 AM, by TAYGRL

    Being able to do climbing rides/rolling hill intervals on a stationary bike at a higher resistance AND cadence (speed) because your legs are getting stronger. More often than not, the path to better health and fitness is rarely a straight one. So celebrate the victories in between. The scale (th... Read more

  • Assistant Week at Work

    10/20/2017 10:18:52 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Its the time of year again-Assistant Week at Work. Each day they gave us a gift or lunch etc. Well today for the grand finale last day of it $100 Amazon giftcard! And Lol an award. Ca Transplant haha on mine (As I moved here to Arizona from CA) Gotta love it! I have funny Co-Workers ;) I hung it ... Read more

  • do what you do.

    10/20/2017 6:19:49 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    i might have found the culprit of yesterdays barf session..... zinc. i am trying to increase my zinc in my diet, so i bought some supplements. added it for the first time with the rest of my vitamins and within minutes, barfing my guts up. well, today, i took the zinc alone, with just some c... Read more

  • so should i take them again??

    10/19/2017 6:15:01 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    i rarely ever throw up. but i just threw up like a drunken monkey!! i took my vitamin regimen, and within minutes started feeling nausea wave over me. then a sharp pain in my stomach and barely made it to the sink before, ralpphhhh.... here is what i took womens one a day, vitamin d3, vitamin ... Read more

  • fitbit....i feel the burn, but not that much???

    10/18/2017 3:17:27 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    any fitbit users ever wonder about the calories burned on your fitbit?? i walk 90 minutes for about 10,000 plus steps, at the track, i walk around the house, shopping, etc, and add a little more steps to my tracker daily. but at the end of the day, i have to question if i have really burned the ... Read more

  • melting the stress and hopefully the pounds!!

    10/17/2017 7:19:01 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    first morning this year that i have turned on the heat. i think it is around 39 outside. i hate this time of year and yet i love it. hate that i know it wont be long til turning on the heat will be a daily thing. and snow and mud and ice will probably keep me home some days. but i love the co... Read more

  • hold on to your hat, and your shirt!

    10/16/2017 9:04:10 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    i have a comfy black and blue striped t shirt. i mostly wear it when i walk. today, was a windy day. the shirt has gotten so loose on me that today when i walked, the wind was blowing it up.....kinda like marilyn's white dress. lol. i really like that comfy shirt. but i like that im losing ... Read more

  • I couldn't help it, I gave in to my craving ...

    10/15/2017 8:20:54 PM, by BARCLE

    ... for a mediterranean salad 40 I know right?!!!!!? 'salad?', you're asking yourself (that's what I'm asking myself too) salad?? of all things, s.a.l.a.d ???? Yep, I can confirm, I had a bona fide craving (c.r.a.v.i.n.g) C R A V I N G for salad - - and - - IT WAS DELICIOUS... Read more

  • and so it begins

    10/15/2017 11:41:28 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    so, this has been a most stressful week. readers of my previous blogs will recall my mom has begun the stages of dementia and lets just say this week proved just how difficult a road my family is about to embark on. i am lost for words to describe what occurred, so i will just say, its just the... Read more

  • Challenge accepted...

    10/13/2017 3:00:24 AM, by TAYGRL

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  • Pick 3!

    10/11/2017 11:02:59 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    You can only ever use 3 of the listed-Forever. Which 3 would you pick?... Read more

  • Fall in love with yourself...

    10/9/2017 9:24:47 AM, by TAYGRL

    About a month ago I signed up for this weird newsletter at the suggestion of a friend. They are just positive, little daily affirmations that make me smile. Here’s today’s, which I really needed. It can be so easy to fall into the trap of getting down on ourselves when we should be our own best ch... Read more

  • Accountability 10/09 - 10/15

    10/8/2017 8:37:50 PM, by TAYGRL

    With my travel schedule being so hectic, like last week, the goal is the be as balanced with my meals as much as possible and keeping active—a minimum of 30 minutes a day. ... Read more

  • Moon

    10/7/2017 10:12:44 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Just a photo I took from my bedroom window last night of the moon. Have a great Weekend! ... Read more

  • Level Up!

    10/6/2017 9:33:48 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Happy Friday! Just hit SparkPeople Level 15!!!! Yasss!! :)... Read more

  • Walk at Home App

    10/5/2017 2:20:40 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    So I’m a big fan of Leslie Sansone and own several of her Walk at Home dvds, but get bored and want new variety so this week I signed up for her Walk at home App. I’ve tried it out last 3 days and like it alot! Each month you have access to a set of different workout videos to choose from and yo... Read more

  • its like a dragon in the esophagus

    10/5/2017 8:09:59 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    well the 50th has come and gone. it was a very good birthday. and i dont feel 50, well, maybe i do, i dont know what its supposed to "feel" like. i walked, and i have walked all this week, its been nice weather. im getting ready to go this morning to the track. the only issue going on with me ri... Read more

  • Ionic

    10/3/2017 8:31:45 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    😃 It’s here! #fitbitionic #earlychristmaspresent #fitnessmotivation #fitbit Really like it a lot so far, the many customization options & tracking features,gps, waterproof and how comfortable it is. A Fitbit version of a Smart Watch. 🏋🏼👟🤸🏽‍♀️🏄🏻‍♀️... Read more

  • October 1st!

    10/1/2017 12:37:00 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Happy First Day of October! I love Fall so much, this is my favorite month :)... Read more

  • streakin to lose.

    9/29/2017 7:29:21 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    the good news is, my work this week paid off, and i am back down 5 lbs. i still need to lose 6 more to get back to the low number. then once that is out of the way, i will start working on getting under that number. i am hoping to see it by my next doc appt, although, i am always 3 lbs higher on... Read more

  • i can kick!!!

    9/28/2017 6:39:53 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    getting ready to head to the track. i am not going to be able to walk as long this morning as yesterday, i hope to do at least an hour. have to make a little trip to a nearby town, about 20 miles away and i absolutely hate driving but it has to be done. saturday is my birthday. i will be turni... Read more

  • stepping it up

    9/27/2017 7:22:35 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    i feel pretty good about this week so far. i have gotten over 11 thousand steps on my fitbit monday and today, yesterday was around 8/ but i am trying to get a little more each day, trying. and i feel pretty good, i hope to see some progress on the scale soon, i am feeling it in my body. i can... Read more

  • New Fitbit Badge

    9/27/2017 11:53:19 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    New Badge Earned Yesterday :)... Read more

  • what remains is the shadow

    9/26/2017 1:58:56 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Today while I was walking, I got to thinking about the saying that time heals wounds. I am not sure if I believe this, in time, I believe, our memory of an event begins to fade, or we choose to just let it go. I think time makes things easier to let go and adapt. But we never really forget things... Read more

  • counting on it

    9/25/2017 2:06:41 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Today has been pretty good so far. I got over 10 thousand steps in at the track today before 11 am. And now I am home working, laundry, house cleaning and such, and am hoping to push beyond 12 before days end. I try to keep a log of my best days, but I am not sure if its on my fitbit or sp. I th... Read more