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  • Part 2: Since you asked: The secrets of my success

    7/1/2016 1:58:59 PM, by TAICHIDANCER

    My disclaimer: I've been asked about the secrets of my success, so in this series of blogs, I'm telling you what I am doing and why. I am not telling you what you should do. Please make up your own mind whether it's useful for you. In my last blog, I wrote how I decided I wanted a plan based on... Read more

  • Lot going on

    7/1/2016 7:47:25 AM, by HSARMYWF

    So on Tuesday I finished the cleaning and walk through on the other rental house and got the $4,500 deposit back. 1,000 pet fee plus the $3,500. That's pretty normal in Alexandria VA. So glad that's over. It was a ceiling to floor cleaning. Grout etc I was cleaning up to 5-9 hrs a day for weeks. The... Read more

  • This is a support site! Love my positive spark friends!

    6/30/2016 9:45:52 PM, by G.I.JANE

    Just because someone doesn't look like your ideal of what a woman should look like doesn't give you the right to criticize! Just because a person chooses a diet that doesn't work for you doesn't mean you have the right to criticize or say it doesn't work. Because low carb diet with me? You don't hav... Read more

  • Week 23- Lost Weight While Camping

    6/30/2016 3:45:00 PM, by BILLBILLBILL

    Week 22 is in the books. I had a pretty successful week overall. The big news to celebrate- I successfully lost weight camping!!! Not sure that has ever happened before. How did I do it, you say... 1st, we didn't go crazy buying and bringing tons of snacks so temptation was less. ... Read more

  • and it continues

    6/29/2016 5:20:22 PM, by YISHAY

    I am so happy my doctor did tell me i needed to lose and i am i have achieved for the first time in 2 years 175.0lbs today and it just keeps falling off. My one thing i do is i listen to my hunger signals for the first time in what feels like a hundred years but i gained most of my weight after my l... Read more

  • New gym shopping.

    6/29/2016 1:59:33 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I'm still looking for a new gym. My family has a YMCA membership yet the hours are really bad. They close by 9 most days.... Read more

  • 64-Mile Bike Ride Yesterday

    6/29/2016 12:44:11 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    My wife and I are in the midst of preparing for The Ride Across Minnesota, a 5-day, 300-mile bike ride that will take us throughout the center of the state and raise about $1 million for MS research. So, yesterday we took a 64 mile ride that went into the wind for the first 18 miles, dealt with cros... Read more

  • Looking for a new gym.

    6/28/2016 11:01:00 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I am looking for a new gym this week. Many people switch gyms at New Years when the holidays have been extra cruel to their bodies. Yet because of this the summer switch has extra good bargains.... Read more

  • It's not about just looking good in a little black dress anymore

    6/28/2016 7:16:20 AM, by G.I.JANE

    Picture of me last July. When I was in my twenties I would have done just about anything to lose weight. I found that low carb diet had work for me. But I still had the poor eating habits of a picky child. We would only eat certain foods. I did a lot of red meat hamburgers , hot dogs, heck the ... Read more

  • Non-Scale Victories and Portion Distortion

    6/27/2016 10:50:15 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 4 of my second round on the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the challenge for the day is to carefully measure all foods so as to avoid portion distortion. I wasn't able to blog yesterday, though, so I've decided to share the exercise I completed for yesterday's challenge to iden... Read more

  • Yummy Shakshuka for breakfast

    6/26/2016 11:27:34 AM, by SSMITH762

    So I added a recipe to spark recipes because I made shakshuka for breakfast and its delicious. Here's a pic of the leftover tomatoes since the portion with the eggs in it went really fast. Shakshuka is basically eggs cooked in tomatoes. I like things that are easy since cooking is not something ... Read more

  • Summer time!

    6/25/2016 7:01:48 PM, by HEATHERSTHPW68

    There are so many thing i like about summer. Listening to the Symphony in the Flint Hills is my favorite but there are a whole lot more like going to the lake, camping and eating fresh vegetables from my dad's garden. For as long as i can remember my dad has always had a love for gardening so all ... Read more

  • Non-Scale Measurements

    6/25/2016 9:22:19 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    I'm stuck. In my first 60 days or so back on SP I lost 16-18 pounds (depending on the day!), but then my weight loss stalled and I haven't been able to lose anything since then. This is the same place I got stuck last year and no matter what I tried, or how hard I tried, I could not break through th... Read more

  • Hard to believe

    6/24/2016 10:05:53 PM, by GREYLOCKES1

    It has been 4 years since my last blog. Guess it took a while to find a replacement for running which was my motivator. Biking is now what I can do so I need to figure out how to make it work. I think single track will give me the challenges I seek just need to ease into . Lost a few week this sprin... Read more

  • Five 20+-MIle Bike Rides this Week

    6/24/2016 2:56:35 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    My wife has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and therefore most years we take a 300-mile, 5-day bike ride called The Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM) to raise money for MS research. This year we're riding from July 20-24, starting in Saint Joseph and then traveling to Sauk Center, Fergus Falls, Wadena, Little F... Read more

  • Since you asked: The secrets of my success, part 1

    6/22/2016 10:14:24 PM, by TAICHIDANCER

    A while ago, I posted this picture. I expected that it would be liked, but was astounded at the magnitude of the response. Over 200 people made comments, it was voted a popular blog, and I received a dozen new friend requests. I also received a lot of emails. A number of them asked me abo... Read more

  • Phewww

    6/22/2016 11:41:39 AM, by HSARMYWF

    So finally getting the carpeting replaced upstairs. It will be a lot drama since all the furniture and boxes are up there. So the carpet people will need to deal with it. The housing office said they will deal with it. So finally I can see myself staying in this house for awhile now since it won't s... Read more

  • Week 22- 147 days in and still fighting temptations

    6/22/2016 11:14:07 AM, by BILLBILLBILL

    I have been at this since January 20, 2016 and sometimes it feels like forever and other times like I am still just getting going. Yesterday was a day filled with temptation after temptation. As I have done this a few times, I have realized that these cravings may never go away. This is going to be ... Read more

  • Bonus Quote - Habit

    6/21/2016 11:31:20 AM, by ICE9CA

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  • A lot going on

    6/21/2016 8:53:32 AM, by HSARMYWF

    Yesterday a maintenance person came into my home to tell me nothing on the broken list can be fixed. Um so why the heck are you in my home then. He left telling me he can't fix anything really? Get the heck out and send someone that can. He came over unannounced. Thankfully I was home. I don't want... Read more

  • Yummy salad for lunch

    6/20/2016 3:14:15 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I don't feel like cooking and a salad sounded good. We've eaten all the good lettuce, so all we have left is the iceberg lettuce. I through in some leftover bacon and pork roast . Then I felt like some zing and added some sprinkles of cayenne pepper. Then a couple tablespoons of fire roasted ... Read more

  • Where I started and Progress

    6/20/2016 12:26:52 PM, by MRSGOFARR

    Since I have been going through this medical weight loss, I have had a lot of opportunity to look back through medical records. I did find that a few weeks after I had the twins back in April 2015, I established care with a new primary physician and my starting weight was 228. Wow. I was shocked by ... Read more

  • Super happy I lost weight

    6/20/2016 9:21:19 AM, by HSARMYWF

    So for the past few weeks have been a blur. I had horrific pms. I had a horrible cycle. I had a major move during all of that and that is over. The great news during all of that. I weighed in today. I lost 1.2 lbs which is a miracle. Some days were so crazy I couldn't track. For the past three days... Read more

  • Time to hang some room darkening drapes

    6/20/2016 7:02:24 AM, by HSARMYWF

    I'm not an early morning riser. 6 am and I'm blinded by the sun. Blinds do nothing in here. So time to hang some room darkening drapes in the new place. Yesterday we spent 4 hours cleaning the old rental house. Wanting to get back our $4,500 deposit. I cleaned out all the cabinets. The outsides o... Read more

  • Change happens in steps

    6/20/2016 6:05:53 AM, by G.I.JANE

    Don't you wish we could just go ahead and have that "aha" moment where life flips upside down for 2 1/2 seconds and then we're done? Everything is perfect and right!? Ha! We wish! That's not how it happens. Unfortunately we've gotta deal with all the sh!t we had ignored and/or never dealt with al... Read more

  • Why do I want to lose weight

    6/18/2016 11:50:23 PM, by BILLBILLBILL

    One of my Spark teams posted the question "Why do you want to lose weight?" I wrote a pretty lengthy reply and since I got pretty detailed and personal, I thought I would copy it to a blog so I can read this again when I am struggling and want to quit. "Why do you want to lose weight?" ... Read more

  • Body Mass Index "BMI" - Is Stupid!

    6/18/2016 8:57:33 PM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Part 1: What is BMI? There is some notion that a person's weight relative to a person's height can predict health problems and perhaps, early death. Besides ourselves, who else really cares about a measurement that predicts health problems and death? Answer: Insurance companies! The ... Read more

  • My Summer 5% Challenge - Motivation

    6/18/2016 3:41:59 PM, by GOODGETNBETR

    10 things that will motivate me to stay on task over the next 8 weeks. 1. To be an example to those close to me that this is possible. Even when you regain, as I have, you have to be willing to not be afraid to try again. 2. To get back to where I can run comfortably again. I never tho... Read more

  • Uggh

    6/18/2016 3:27:16 PM, by HSARMYWF

    Everyday has been unpacking boxes. Almost done. Probably 2 more days worth of unpacking and organizing. I have to clean the other rental house. So everyday I got to bed exhausted and my feet hurt. I haven't had much time to relax. Dealing with the housing office to get the upstairs pet stained carpe... Read more

  • Remembering to have fun on my bike

    6/18/2016 1:41:10 PM, by PLATINUMZACK

    I love riding my bike. At least I keep telling myself that. It's all I did as a kid and a teenager. We would ride for hours and hours with no expectations of where we would end up. We had no water bottles, GPS, padded shorts, or flat repair kits. But as an adult I try to be responsible and always su... Read more

  • A Bike Ride Interrupted...Again

    6/18/2016 8:31:21 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Yesterday I was unable to ride my bike because a huge thunder storm rolled in. I was going to take the ride this morning, but I ended up not being very productive last night and so I must get some work done today which means that busyness is going to interrupt my ride again. No problem, I have five ... Read more

  • A Bike Ride Interrupted

    6/17/2016 6:17:10 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    Well, I supposed to take a 50-mile bike ride today, but just as I was getting everything in order, I noticed that a powerful thunderstorm was rolling into town. It's here now, the wind is blowing hard, the thunder is roaring, somewhere the lightning is striking, and soon the rain will be falling. ... Read more

  • Medical Weight Loss and Low Carb Part 5

    6/17/2016 2:15:26 PM, by MRSGOFARR

    Its been about 10 days since I last wrote a blog. I have now lost 11 pounds since I started this journey of using medical weight loss resources and going Low Carb. Yesterday was my 3rd apt with Dr. Ko and we discussed the following tweeks to my diet. 1. He would like me to get in daily wal... Read more

  • Enough with the nutritional tug-of-war!

    6/17/2016 12:30:19 PM, by PLATINUMZACK

    New study reveals that breathing may cause death. Top scientist at Government Grant University has found new ways to spend your money by suggesting that daily inhalation of sea level atmospheric gases show signs of being involved in, but not limited to: cancer, influenza, pollen allergies, co2 emiss... Read more

  • I can't keep this dog

    6/17/2016 10:05:07 AM, by SSMITH762

    I hate this idea, but I don't think I can take it anymore. I awoke this morning, took the dogs on a 45 minute walk and came home to get ready for work. I walk j to my closet and smell the scent of doom. Yes a huge pile of dog poo in the middle of the closet. Sigh. When I got a dog from the shelt... Read more

  • June 16'16

    6/16/2016 5:58:11 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I got up at 5 my usual,was at the pool by 5;45,did 12 laps in 25 minutes ish,was good,felt good.Cleaned house, n did laundry. It was a nice day out.... Read more

  • 160 Day Streak and what I have learned

    6/16/2016 9:31:34 AM, by HEALTHY_42

    So for 160 days straight I have logged into SP and tracked, socialized, and perused articles. I can say that logging in is a habit now and I love checking in on my SP buddies and reading my team threads. So what have I learned from logging in for 160 days straight. 1. Just because you log ... Read more

  • I've reached THE Plateau Again

    6/16/2016 9:19:06 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Several years ago I got in the best shape I've been in since I was 20. I was 205 (6' 1"), I was cycling and doing strength exercise, eating well, and feeling great. However, I got a little obsessed with the whole health and fitness thing, and ended up burning out a bit. So I put on 5 and then 10 and... Read more

  • Got out of Hospital Today.

    6/16/2016 2:11:07 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    POEDAUGHTER7 is at last able to work out again after being in a hospital a week.... Read more

  • 3 days in

    6/16/2016 12:19:41 AM, by HSARMYWF

    So yesterday They couldn't unload my household good since they had undocumented workers. Um this company contracted out through the govt to move us on a military installation. This is a major company. How stupid. They had to subcontract the unload on day 3 to another company since none of their ... Read more

  • 47.1 Mile Bike Ride Today

    6/15/2016 11:10:49 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    It was supposed to be a 41 mile ride, but I ran into unexpected construction and, walla, it turned into a 47.1 mile ride! The weather was decent, overcast but warm, but the winds were a bit high - WNW at 10-15 mph. During the first eight miles I had a cross-tail wind and that felt great, but t... Read more

  • Orlando

    6/15/2016 8:15:36 AM, by HSARMYWF

    My heart still breaks for the lives lost and the injured. The families left behind. Such a senseless act of terror. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy.... Read more

  • Aligator in Orlando

    6/15/2016 8:10:36 AM, by HSARMYWF

    It's sad a toddler was pulled into the water by an aligator. I did my first half ironman in Orlando in 2011. Gators were in the lake water. It makes you swim faster :) I grew up going to camp in Arcadia FL they had us swim in the lakes. There were gators. Heck there are gators on Ft Benning in the l... Read more

  • Pooped out

    6/14/2016 6:25:46 PM, by HSARMYWF

    So took the dogs to the vet clinic to get an exam and all their shots. The movers didn't get done in time to make the 4 pm security deadline to get on the installation. So in a hotel tonight on the installation. The dogs were so great today. So were my kids. My husb juggled the carpet situation i... Read more

  • Dogs chilling

    6/14/2016 10:00:20 AM, by HSARMYWF

    The dogs and I are enjoying this beautiful day out here. While the movers load up all the stuff.... Read more

  • Moving day

    6/14/2016 9:56:05 AM, by HSARMYWF

    Final Day permanent storage stuff packed and loaded last Friday. Now household goods were packed yesterday. Now being loaded and unloaded today. Excited to finally be in our new house tonight with fresh carpet. Tonight there is a newcomers meeting I will be attending. The base commander will be a... Read more

  • Pet stained

    6/14/2016 9:24:52 AM, by HSARMYWF

    So hubby is in our new house on the military base. They pulled up the carpet, 75% of the living room carpet was one gigantic pet stain from a Jack Russell terrier. My neighbor said they never took it outside to go to the bathroom. The carpet pad was supposed to be grey and white and it was completel... Read more

  • Today

    6/14/2016 7:13:46 AM, by HSARMYWF

    I forgot to pull out the coffee before the packers packed it. So it's Starbucks this morning. The movers are loading the van today. Hubby is at the new house while they put the sealer and replace the carpet. I'm at our old house. Then my husb has a busy day at work. Then he has to come back while I... Read more

  • Frustrated

    6/13/2016 9:41:57 AM, by HSARMYWF

    So the housing people on the base a month ago told me they were replacing the floors. A week ago they told me the last people had a pet urine situation in the house. They told me they were going to put laminate in. We get to the house and it has carpeting. The housing director lied to my face as she... Read more

  • Hello

    6/12/2016 1:54:20 PM, by IWANT2TRI

    Rather than going around one by one I figured I would say hello here. My name is Chris and just signed up today. It took me a few weeks to get motivated and figure out exactly what I was trying to do and how I wanted to do it. I wasn't sure if I wanted to come back to this site or not but obviously,... Read more

  • First Ever Group Road Bike Ride With Strangers

    6/12/2016 12:28:05 PM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Part 1: I Am Particular About Riding with Other People Most often, I ride my bikes by myself. Whether I am riding a road bike or a mountain bike, I tend to like a style of riding that suits me, but does not seem to suit a lot of other bicycle riders. Over the years I have found good ridi... Read more

  • 22-Mile Speed-Endurance Bike Ride

    6/11/2016 11:08:42 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    Had a great day and then ended it with a really nice 20-mile bike ride. It was a little warm, but the wind was basically still and the traffic was low and I had a great time! Taking a day off the bike tomorrow, I'll probably go for a little walk with my wife in the city (Minneapolis), but either way... Read more

  • Low carbing on a budget this week

    6/11/2016 11:40:27 AM, by SSMITH762

    So after spending a fair amount preparing for camp last week and paying bills since my bro/roomie persists in not helping pay for bills, I'm running short on cash this week. To the tune of $35 left to get me to the next pay day next Saturday. That means I can spend $10 on groceries. Thankfully it's ... Read more

  • Back from camp

    6/10/2016 12:30:34 PM, by SSMITH762

    Im definitely going to miss camp. This is my first time goingas a leader snd I was always really shy so I didn't enjoy it much as a girl. I reckon that helps me relate to and help out thw girls who were like me. Some of the others leaders are pushy about making the girls do when they just need a... Read more

  • Going into permanent storage

    6/10/2016 10:58:50 AM, by HSARMYWF

    Movers are doing a great job so far. Really nice people... Read more

  • Busy day

    6/9/2016 9:24:51 AM, by HSARMYWF

    Got the movers coming over to survey the stuff going in permanent storage. Then going over to sign the lease later. Praying to God it's ready. The leasing agent on the military installation hasn't been the easiest to work with. Its all privatized now. Then moving a few things in. I'm moving all 15 b... Read more

  • Not even PD will beat me

    6/8/2016 11:35:31 PM, by DISCIPLEAD33

    I haven't been on my SparkPeople page in quite some time. I feel bad that I have been out of touch. Quick update and then i'll write more later. My weight is still an issue for me, about 10-15 more than is good for me. I'm working on it, but the complication is that on Nov 11, 2015 I was diagnosed w... Read more

  • Daughter cycling in the neighborhood

    6/8/2016 4:15:30 PM, by HSARMYWF

    Republican strategist's house. Backs up to the potomac.... Read more

  • My old ladies

    6/8/2016 4:11:59 PM, by HSARMYWF

    Walked my whippets Giselle is 10 and Deja is 14 and in heart failure. My last hounds. My Afghan hound Lexi is with my oldest daughter who is a dog groomer and college student... Read more

  • Another one

    6/8/2016 3:57:19 PM, by HSARMYWF

    Lots and lots of crazy huge houses going up in our neighborhood. We are 10 miles from DC. These are worth millions. Yup totally don't fit in this area. Glad to get out this weekend. No diversity here just country clubber mentality. Can't wait to be around normal people. Who don't give a crap abo... Read more

  • More mcmansions going up

    6/8/2016 3:53:54 PM, by HSARMYWF

    People tearing down and building these massive houses with no yards... Read more

  • Beautiful roses

    6/8/2016 3:52:36 PM, by HSARMYWF

    From my walk from the other day... Read more

  • Some beautiful flowers

    6/8/2016 3:51:40 PM, by HSARMYWF

    At night when I did my 6 mi walk last week... Read more

  • 22 Mile Climbing Interval Ride Today

    6/8/2016 2:13:35 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today I took a 22.8 mile bike ride on a route that has 19 rolling hills of various lengths and grades with about 5-6 lesser bumps along the way. The plan was to warm-up for about 10 minutes and then climb each roller as fast as possible at a cadence (pedal speed) of 70-90 rpm depending on the grade.... Read more

  • No rest for the weary

    6/8/2016 12:54:37 PM, by HSARMYWF

    So got the call. The stuff going into permanent storage will be packed by the movers Friday. They will pick it up on Saturday. The movers for the stuff going into the house pack us up Monday and move it over to the house on the military installation. So tomorrow the lease gets signed. Husb has a Dr ... Read more

  • The garage

    6/8/2016 10:10:34 AM, by HSARMYWF

    So yesterday I was sore from Monday's hour weight circuit. Had a lot of one going on. Was nauseated had headaches. It was hot and humid in the garage. 86 and super humid. I kept hydrated. I got the entire garage separated. All the bike stuff boxes up. 3. Ile trainers and blocks. All the bike tools a... Read more

  • Cycling miles for May

    6/7/2016 1:26:08 PM, by MRSSUZSTAR

    Finally back a bike and working towards some pretty big goals. That being said I've logged 57.7 miles in May! That is 4 weeks in the gym and getting in as many days as we can. Already working on the miles for June and I have started really seeing some big non-scale victories for myself. Tightening, ... Read more

  • Low Carb and Medical Weight Loss - Part 4

    6/7/2016 10:53:17 AM, by MRSGOFARR

    So I lost 4 pounds in a week and the scale finally moved. It has motivated me in other parts of my life to see my HARD work finally paying off. Yesterday, I had 72 oz of water. 48 during the day at work and 24 at home. I was really proud of myself. Today, I am going to go walk for 30 minutes. ... Read more

  • This past weekend

    6/7/2016 9:26:21 AM, by HSARMYWF

    It was good. We worked on getting all the stuff in the basement sorted. Sat hubby took me for Indian food which we both love. I got some chicken that was roasted in a tandoor. Thankfully it wasn't saucy. Then Sunday he took me to see Love and Friendship. Sadly this movie sucked. The storyline was st... Read more

  • Quick Update...! MOTD? Moi?

    6/7/2016 8:24:02 AM, by DDOORN

    Hey everyone, still Sparkin' away as best I can. Work challenges have cut into my workouts, but after these training webinars (I'd rather go get my teeth!) are over there should be some light at the end of the tunnel! I've had some weekend rides around 50 miles or so, but THI... Read more

  • Today

    6/6/2016 11:01:43 PM, by HSARMYWF

    Got a big room done going through it for the move. The garage is tomorrow. I got an hour of circuit weight training done and a 30 min walk. I ate well today. All and all a good day.... Read more

  • A Setback

    6/6/2016 7:13:40 PM, by JULIEJULIE3

    Last week I had a breakdown of my coping skills and totally fell into a depression. It was horrible. So now I'm going to remind myself of what I can do instead, or at least list some options. It all began because I decided I have no discernible value to anyone because I decided recently to stay... Read more

  • 22-Mile Speed-Endurance Bike Ride

    6/6/2016 11:37:16 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today I completed a "speed endurance" workout that goes like this. After a 10-15 minute warm-up, push the pace to the point where you almost feel you can't sustain it and then keep pushing for three minutes at a high cadence (pedal speed), which for me is 90-95 rpm. Recover for two minutes and then ... Read more

  • Medical Weight Loss Part 3

    6/6/2016 11:06:45 AM, by MRSGOFARR

    So I went back to the doctor last Wednesday as stated in my previous blog. Since Wed, I have been eating less than 50 carbs per day, taken out the fruit, eating 125 grams of protein (trying anyway because that is HARD to get all that protein in) AND stopped exercising. And the scale has finally move... Read more

  • Eating without Distractions

    6/5/2016 10:43:42 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 13 of the "Small Changes Challenge" and the challenge is to put all distractions away while eating both meals and snacks, and simply to enjoy the pleasure of eating. Unfortunately, I read the challenge too late in the day to take it (I woke up at 6:15 and literally went full-speed with ... Read more

  • Vacation in July

    6/3/2016 12:07:11 PM, by HSARMYWF

    Booked our vacation. 2 weeks in Minnesota with my husb family. Excited can walk right out the door and swim in the lake. I'm a big open water swimmer and have loved swimming there. The kids follow me in a paddleboat. Lots of cycling to be had. I will rent a road bike when I get up there. It will be ... Read more

  • Cycling Training - Week One in the Bag

    6/3/2016 11:47:17 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    This week was week one of an eight week plan to get ready for The Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM), a five-day, 300-mile bike ride to benefit Multiple Sclerosis research, a disease with which my wife lives. The plan for this week was to do five 16-mile rides in a row at a fairly intense pace, and all in... Read more

  • Thursday

    6/3/2016 10:47:57 AM, by HSARMYWF

    had a 6 mi walk 1,070 cals burned did some run intervals thrown in. 16,396 steps total 2855 cals burned total yesterday ate 1228 cals I lost a bunch of weight. I weighed myself in the morning after I went #2 with no clothes on before I had a meal. I lost a total of 19.4 lbs since March 1 now.... Read more

  • Chicken Adobo is so yummy

    6/3/2016 9:06:04 AM, by SSMITH762

    So the guys did eat some last night with some white rice without complaining. Sometimes I think my bro thinks he's a gourmet. He always has unpleasant comments about my cooking. To my mind, I buy and cook efood, so he is welcome to cook and buy his own food. Hurumph. I suppose he snappier before... Read more

  • What Are Your Favorite Healthy Snacks?

    6/2/2016 12:53:28 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 10 of the "Small Changes Challenge" and the challenge is to discover new healthy snacks at or under 200 calories. I have a number that I love to eat, but I'm curious...what are your favorites and why? ... Read more

  • So

    6/2/2016 12:51:39 PM, by HSARMYWF

    I'm proud of myself to have a loss. Especially since I am about to have my cycle. So pms week. Plus the move coming up. I'm sorting out everything in the basement to go in permanent storage today. I ordered my fav running shoes online for a discount. Two of my favorite saddles for 2 of my bikes and ... Read more

  • Medical Weight Loss - Part 2

    6/2/2016 12:46:13 PM, by MRSGOFARR

    Two weeks went by and I stuck to the plan that was outlined for me which was to eat 100g of protein and less than 75g of carb and try and keep things low fat. I also increased my work out and started going to the gym over work since when I get home, I have my little ones to take care of and be with.... Read more

  • New to me phone

    6/2/2016 12:19:08 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I've been using a sprint mvno with a really old samsung victory and it was a very frustrating phone. I used it because I'm cheap. So I went on Craigslist last week to pick up a cheap s4 to use instead. Someone took out the sim card so I had to get a replacement but finally got it activated ... Read more

  • Stretch, Massage, and Fuel - My Post-Workout Routine

    6/1/2016 7:33:19 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    This week is week one of my preparation for my big annual bike ride, The Ride Across Minnesota or TRAM for short. TRAM is a 5-day, 300-mile ride that raises money (usually about $1 million per year) for Multiple Sclerosis. My wife has MS so the issue is close to our hearts and a constant part of our... Read more