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  • All my hard work....FINALLY PAID OFF!

    10/25/2014 6:48:01 PM, by _MOBII_

    First and foremost, my A1C (the diabetes test) was A NORMAL LEVEL!!!!! woohoo!!!! down from 5.7 to 5.2 My fasting blood sugar was a NORMAL 86! NO enzymes showing a fatty liver! (it was fatty when I had my gb out) My cholesterol is 196 LDL (the bad one)125 HDL (the good one) 51 Vita... Read more

  • Accountability

    10/25/2014 5:46:04 PM, by BILL60

    It has been a beautiful day. Just the kind of day that begs a nice bike ride. And so it was, a nice bike ride through the countryside. Enjoyed the fall colors and the leaves falling. Will not enjoy having to rake those puppies later on. Tonight I'm on a hot date with my Cuchi-Cuchi to our favorite M... Read more

  • Fierce She is! Rawr!

    10/25/2014 2:52:02 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    I'm pretty pleased with myself right now. I'm glad I went back to the club - with a swimsuit - to do my laps, even though I'd decided against it after my first trip to the club without the swimsuit. That's not like me. I'm pretty stubborn. That can be good, because once I set my mind to someth... Read more

  • Time To Get Serious

    10/25/2014 12:54:39 PM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I feel very pathetic, I must say. For the past two weeks, I have let 12 year old drama interfere with my healthy lifestyle. On top of that, I have been letting "mom-drama" influence my behaviors in a way I don't like about myself. So, effective immediately, I am goingto pull up my big-girl pantie... Read more

  • morning dog walk in the neighborhood

    10/25/2014 11:26:04 AM, by APONI_KB

    So the sun's up who wants to go for a walk? Normally we're out there running in the dark so it's good to see the neighborhood in color. it's still a... Read more

  • 45 min Walk 12437 steps.

    10/25/2014 2:50:42 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    45 min Walk 12437 steps was my workout for last night. On track for the Ten k Steps a Day fitness plan listed on my profile.... Read more

  • Did my first ever Boxing ring match!

    10/25/2014 1:57:46 AM, by MARIAAT160

    I fought yesterday in a boxing match and didn't win but I walked away with so much more then I anticipated. I'm down another pound yeay! and I would never have fought this match if I didn't make my goals and gotten this far in my weight loss journey! Thank you all for this great support and website!... Read more

  • Friday's Quote

    10/24/2014 5:04:04 PM, by PMAY0313

    “For Children: You will need to know the difference between Friday and a fried egg. It's quite a simple difference, but an important one. Friday comes at the end of the week, whereas a fried egg comes out of a chicken. Like most things, of course, it isn't quite that simple. The fried egg isn't prop... Read more

  • Success Quote(s) - 10/24/14

    10/24/2014 1:56:02 PM, by ICE9CA

    Energy and persistence conquer all things. - Benjamin Franklin ----------------------------
    ---- Believe you can and you're halfway there. - Theodore Roosevelt... Read more

  • Fitness Plan

    10/24/2014 8:35:41 AM, by LIZABET13

    Monday: ~ TRX Class Tuesday: ~ 30 Day Shred / Short Run (Weather Dependent) Wednesday: ~ TRX Class Thursday: ~ 30 Day Shred / Run (Weather Dependent) Friday: REST Saturday: ~ Kick Boxing Sunday: ~ 30 Day Shred / Run (Weather Dependen... Read more

  • I bailed on my half for math reasons

    10/24/2014 8:24:40 AM, by APONI_KB

    Hubs is running a marathon next month. I usually run the half but I've had to face the cold, hard truth that I'm just not ready for it. I had every intention of starting an 8 week training program to get ready for this, but the very week it was to start was when I got sick and spent the better... Read more

  • Update

    10/24/2014 7:07:06 AM, by _MOBII_

    Ok, I can't get my video to upload, so I will just have to type it out! I have been super busy but my work offered us a deal for a local gym, 35 bucks a month and no contract and no sign up fees. I have also been a bit worried as to what I should do with myself with winter coming and I won't b... Read more

  • Meeting The New Me

    10/23/2014 4:54:50 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    Well, I haven't really met her yet. Right now, we're pen pals. I recently read a post from a Spark Friend about maintaining weight loss. You can only do it if you fall in love with the new you. It set me to thinking: Who am I if I'm not fat anymore? I'm down to 175 pounds, from about 210 or so.... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    10/23/2014 1:31:47 PM, by PMAY0313

    “Just think how many books I could've sold if Harry had been a bit more creative with his wand." -[On the success of 50 Shades of Grey]” ¯ J.K. Rowling <... Read more

  • Success Quote(s) - 10/23/14

    10/23/2014 11:44:01 AM, by ICE9CA

    It was on high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do." -Ralph Waldo Emerson ... Read more

  • next year

    10/23/2014 10:33:49 AM, by APLOUIS

    It sounds like everyone is talking about how they are going to finish this year. I'm ready to write this year off and start thinking about next year.... Read more

  • New Purchase

    10/23/2014 9:44:28 AM, by BILL60

    I've been hearing several folks mention "the Racing Weight", by Matt Fitzgerald and finally made the purchase. It came in yesterday and I started reading it. What made me interested in the book was that it's written for endurance athletes by an endurance athlete. So far, I'm really impressed with th... Read more

  • 45 min walk and 13957 steps

    10/23/2014 2:02:44 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    45 min walk and 13957 step count for last night. On track for the ten thousand steps a day fitness plan listed on my profile.... Read more

  • Success Quote(s) - 10/22/14

    10/22/2014 5:15:35 PM, by ICE9CA

    Let no man pull you low enough to hate him. - Martin Luther King Jr. ---------------------------- Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do. - Orison Swett Marden ... Read more

  • Wednesday's Quote

    10/22/2014 4:46:54 PM, by PMAY0313

    “Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural.” ¯ William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair ... Read more

  • The Good the bad and the Ugly

    10/22/2014 7:50:36 AM, by MSANITAL

    You almost think I should start out with the good.. but I am starting out with the bad.. which is I have been so off track or at least I feel that way.. last week I did not go to th gym at all to be honest I don't like the new gym I joined and thank God it was a pay as you go gym because I am not p... Read more

  • Accountability

    10/22/2014 7:35:08 AM, by BILL60

    Yesterday was "Hills" day. It's not my favorite, but it's so good for you that I try to do it every other week. The area that I do the training is a rolling 8-mile course. I do that course twice and suffer through it. The goal is to climb the hills at a tough gear. Yesterday I began to time each inc... Read more

  • 45 min walk 10649 steps.

    10/22/2014 3:11:39 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    More from that Tumblr on my Twitter. 45 min walk 10649 steps was my step count for last night.2649 steps before 7pm 10649 steps by 12 AM 4.5 mile daily step total on 10/21/2014.... Read more

  • Pretty Sure....

    10/21/2014 9:50:23 PM, by _MOBII_

    I am pretty sure I have lost my ever loving mind. I know I haven't been around but will update (most likely with a video) tomorrow (Wednesday) Take care and love yourself, Moi... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote

    10/21/2014 6:39:24 PM, by PMAY0313

    “A hangover is the wrath of grapes.” ¯ Dorothy Parker ... Read more

  • My First Post-Injury Race

    10/21/2014 5:38:33 PM, by GLADGAD

    Last Sunday I did my first race 15 weeks after breaking my ankle - a 5K. I wanted to finish in less than 33:00 minutes, but finished around 33:08. The race didn't have a starting mat, and since I was towards the back of the starting pack, that attributed to a few extra seconds (that's what I'm tel... Read more

  • 45 min walk 12979 steps.

    10/21/2014 4:00:38 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    45 min walk 12979 step count for last night. On track for the ten k steps a day fitness plan listed on my profile.... Read more

  • Monday's Quote

    10/20/2014 8:47:37 PM, by PMAY0313

    “I have no objection to anyone’s sex life as long as they don’t practice it in the street and frighten the horses.” ¯ Oscar Wilde (Sounds reasonable...esp. for the horses!) Just like me in the ocean every since I saw Jaws... Read more

  • Success Quote - 10/20/14

    10/20/2014 2:54:53 PM, by ICE9CA

    Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt Read more

  • New Gadget

    10/20/2014 11:44:44 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I will admit that I am a slave to numbers - scale weight, inches, average pace, etc. Over the summer I bought a new bike, but did not want to put my old computer on it, since I wanted to upgrade to a wireless device with mapping abilities. I strongly hinted to my husband that this is what I really... Read more

  • Ugh!

    10/20/2014 10:04:40 AM, by HILLSLUG98239

    This past weekend was our diocese's convention. I was a lay delegate. The conference was held at the Marcus Whitman in Walla Walla. The food was amazing. And so now, I am back where I was a week ago, body-wise. And I was being relatively good! I didn't eat a single damned cookie. I ate the des... Read more

  • Two levels.

    10/20/2014 3:16:07 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I had a bit of a bad water weight gain when doctors found kidney stones this week. Bad pain on two levels with that issue. You can't work out, and then you look bad to boot.... Read more

  • Pushing back against resistance: building kaizen

    10/19/2014 10:44:06 PM, by CROWDGOESWILD

    Something I've been working on lately is understanding (and getting around) my own resistance. For me, one telltale sign of resistance is procrastination. But it also shows up in lateness, self-doubt, discouragement... and all of it has the same outcome: keeping me stuck firmly in place and undermin... Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    10/19/2014 5:32:26 PM, by PMAY0313

    “People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.” ¯ Oscar Wilde ... Read more

  • a day at the cabin

    10/19/2014 11:05:26 AM, by APONI_KB

    I wish we had time to stay all weekend but it was just a day trip up to the cabin. The leaves are at peak so it was really crowded. We had plans to head out for some scenery but once we got to the cabin we decided that hanging out there was the way to go. I did try the two bite thing. At one p... Read more

  • Accountability

    10/19/2014 8:51:14 AM, by BILL60

    Overall, a good week full of action and exercise. I was with a cycling coach, but decided to part ways. He just was not there for me. With the $$ that he was receiving from me, I expected much more. It was the 5th Coach that I have fired. Perhaps i just expect too much. Nonetheless, I will continue ... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    10/18/2014 2:19:53 PM, by PMAY0313

    “Humor is what happens when we're told the truth quicker and more directly than we're used to.” ¯ George Saunders ... Read more

  • Road Trip (Part 2)

    10/18/2014 1:27:37 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    I'm on a month-long road trip from Tennessee to Las Vegas and back. My husband and I are having a WONDERFUL time. I can't believe how drop dead gorgeous so much the United States truly is. I am so grateful to be having a chance to see it. I often cry tears of pure joy when I see so many aspects ... Read more

  • close call yesterday

    10/18/2014 8:06:29 AM, by APONI_KB

    Yesterday I hit day 15 of 100. The plan was to savor just two bites of something when you are really craving it. That may work for some people but I don't think I am one of them. See the thing is, I have a real sweet tooth and my strategy is to avoid sugary goodness lest I break down and... Read more

  • Friday's Quote

    10/18/2014 1:22:00 AM, by PMAY0313

    Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them. ~John Shirley ... Read more

  • Next Week

    10/17/2014 7:08:00 PM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I didn't have the best week making positive choices. I know my weigh-in tomorrow will reflect my behaviors, so I'm planning for the week ahead, and the damage control I need to execute in order to get back on track. Stress. I don't know, my life is very blessed, and I shouldn't get as stres... Read more

  • Success Quote - 10/17/14

    10/17/2014 12:03:11 PM, by ICE9CA

    I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. - Louisa May Alcott ... Read more

  • Another Year Younger!

    10/16/2014 11:38:57 PM, by DDOORN

    It's been a WAY crazy busy week with not much room for celebrations but I already have SO many ways to celebrate the passing of another year. So as busy as it's been I slowed down tonight to take stock of my "presents": ---of course every time I hop on my bicycle I am so grateful for the p... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    10/16/2014 7:11:09 PM, by PMAY0313

    “Happiness is waking up, looking at the clock and finding that you still have two hours left to sleep.” ¯ Charles M. Schulz ... Read more

  • No More Singing the Fitting Room Blues

    10/16/2014 3:52:14 PM, by GINGER_BISCUIT

    This morning I had a bit of an emotional cry and for the first time it was not because of something I disliked about my body. Let’s back this story up about a year for it to all make sense. About a year ago my boyfriend took me to the Dominican Republic for vacation. It is absolutely beautiful... Read more

  • fear is a good motivator right?

    10/16/2014 3:31:25 PM, by APONI_KB

    There is a guy at work, we'll call him Derek. To his face I'm not that nice and call him Derek the freak. Derek the freak did a half ironman recently. Someone told me he did the swim part in 25 minutes. I said "that's not possible, it had to be an Olympic" so I looked it up yea and he did ... Read more

  • Well, Here Goes~

    10/16/2014 11:02:32 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I am very hesitant to even begin this blog. I feel that when the urge to blog hits me, I am generally feeling rather glum, and I don' t want all my Spark Friends to think I am a "Debbie Downer" all the time. Furthermore, I feel like this blog is going to make me look like a crazy person, which, rig... Read more

  • Success Quote - 10/16/14

    10/16/2014 10:53:33 AM, by ICE9CA

    Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Read more

  • Accountability

    10/16/2014 6:54:37 AM, by BILL60

    Trained the dogs, cycled, and mowed our grass. Later in the day, took off to a new park and worked with the puppy on recall. He does well at home, but not so great at other places. So, I'm trying to take him to different venues and work with him on recall. Going to try and make time to do this more ... Read more

  • Who has the time?

    10/15/2014 10:54:00 PM, by CROWDGOESWILD

    I've been super duper busy lately, writing and rewriting, grading, teaching, and getting ready to go on the job market. But I miss my bike. My head clearing space. My walks and jogs. Yoga. Breathing. Swimming. Sleep. I even just miss time to sit and think about things that are unrelated ... Read more

  • Quick Start, Day 3

    10/15/2014 7:48:16 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    Today is my third day on the Racing Weight Quick Start. I have a few victories I want to pat myself on the back for. Today is Boss's Day. Our support staff always does a better job of celebrating boss's day than the attorneys do of celebrating Administrative Professionals Day. They start planni... Read more

  • Wednesday's Quote

    10/15/2014 4:38:12 PM, by PMAY0313

    “I am who I am and that's who I am” ¯ Nikolai Gogol ... Read more

  • Success Quote - 10/15/14

    10/15/2014 11:00:20 AM, by ICE9CA

    I could not, at any age, be content to take my place at the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. - Eleanor Roosevelt... Read more

  • Disappointed but NOT Discouraged!

    10/15/2014 8:46:48 AM, by MCLYMORE

    Last week I set a mini challenge for myself to lose 2 pounds in one week. I am saddened to say that I did not accomplish that goal and I’m disappointed about it. It’s another reminder that things do not always go as we plan, but that doesn’t mean that we need to give up on our goals. We should ta... Read more

  • Active Day

    10/15/2014 8:32:45 AM, by BILL60

    Wow!! Yesterday was a pretty full day. Started off by walking and training the dogs. I followed with a tough 2+ hours on the bike and ended the physical activities with 1+ hours of some challenging weight training. Talk about pooped. But, that's what it takes to be where I want to be. HOOAAA!!... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote

    10/15/2014 2:47:00 AM, by PMAY0313

    Me behave? Seriously? As a child I saw Tarzan almost naked, Cinderella arrived home after midnight, Pinocchio told lies, Aladdin was a thief, Batman drove over 200 miles an hour, Snow White lived in a house with 7 men, Popeye smoked a pipe and had tattoos, Pac Man ran around to digital music while e... Read more

  • She's a brick house...

    10/14/2014 11:05:24 PM, by CORTNEY-LEE

    Over the past few months I have been in panic mode over a slight weight gain. All told, I am up roughly 10 pounds from my lowest weight. It seemed like no matter what I did, those pounds would NOT budge. To make matters worse, my pants were starting to fit snug in the thighs. I was almost read... Read more

  • THIS was in my mailbox just now

    10/14/2014 6:34:27 PM, by APONI_KB

    not cool, not even a little bit cool I reached into the mailbox to get the mail. You know what I expected to be in there? MAIL I did not expect this: I made the calm, rational decision to scream and fling the mail a... Read more

  • Today

    10/14/2014 2:31:44 PM, by APLOUIS

    Staying on track today! Yes!... Read more

  • Success Quote - 10/14/14

    10/14/2014 11:22:26 AM, by ICE9CA

    The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. - James Oppenheim ... Read more

  • Miles To Go Before I Sleep - Barriers Broken, Barriers To Break

    10/14/2014 12:01:54 AM, by GHK1962

    Ok all, I am going to break my word about not blogging about something Spark worthy until the later part of the month. However, tonight I went for a run and it went really well. So I thought I’d write about it. And about my 2015 goals. First, this year’s goals that I have set for myself.... Read more

  • Zen Treadmill

    10/13/2014 11:08:21 PM, by DDOORN

    It's been a while since I've used my home gym which I've dubbed my "SparkHaven" :-) The fitness center with it's elliptical, rower, spin bikes and weight machines run a stiff competition and because it's so close to work I can fall right into my workouts pretty easily there. Once upon a time, ... Read more

  • Monday's Quote

    10/13/2014 8:10:21 PM, by PMAY0313

    “On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” ¯ George Orwell ... Read more

  • Monday's Quote

    10/13/2014 8:10:17 PM, by PMAY0313

    “On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” ¯ George Orwell ... Read more

  • Day 11 of 100 & Random Pictures (warning: spider)

    10/13/2014 3:16:29 PM, by APONI_KB

    Day 11 is about thinking of food as fuel. It seems simple on paper. I've thought about why I'm eating when I'm eating and whether or not I'm actually hungry. I think a lot of the time I end up eating because I'm bored, sleepy and trying to stay awake, tense, or just decided that I need something swe... Read more

  • How Temporal Is Life?

    10/13/2014 12:02:28 PM, by MAVERICKDR

    Very. Totally. How can it be otherwise. I have not been here before; yet, in more ways than one, I have been. I, like Nietzsche, believe in "eternal recurrence." I shall pass this way again, but when, and how much time? "Whoever thou mayest be, beloved stranger, whom I meet here for the first t... Read more

  • Success Quote - 10/13/14

    10/13/2014 11:57:15 AM, by ICE9CA

    The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. - Elbert Hubbard ... Read more

  • Accountability

    10/13/2014 8:53:59 AM, by BILL60

    Today starts another wonderful week of cycling. Today's ride will go for approximate 3 hours, relatively easy. Am really looking forward to it and hope that the rain does not stop the progress. Tonight is puppy agility training night. Some nights it's frustrating as hell, while other nights it's a r... Read more

  • down uno!

    10/13/2014 3:23:47 AM, by MARIAAT160

    Finally under 209 even if it is only by one ;) They say it doesn't matter what the number is on the scale just inches ..but I lost my measuring tape so the scale is everything to me ahhh! Lol. Anyway hurray down a pound. New goals is: Uno) workout 3-5 times a wk Two) no tracki... Read more

  • Where Have I Been?

    10/12/2014 6:53:47 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    I can't believe it's been several weeks since I wrote a blog post. It's entirely possible I haven't had much to say. But that has changed! I just read Matt Fitzgerald's Racing Weight Quick Start Guide. I'm ready to start. I probably should have started last weekend, because I was on vacation th... Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    10/12/2014 2:59:13 PM, by PMAY0313

    “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.” ¯ Marian Keyes ... Read more

  • Party Hardy! -- #15, 2014 Trip

    10/12/2014 12:39:02 PM, by VALERIEMAHA

    Down memory lane -- I met my sangha family, now dearest friends, in the early 80s at the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco, where I lived and taught for a few years. ... Read more

  • Great Day

    10/12/2014 10:07:59 AM, by BILL60

    In spite of the rain that shortened my ride, it was a super day. I biked a bit over 8 miles, nice and easy; saw a dog agility competition; saw the Kona World Triathlon Competition; and went with my Honey to an outdoor concert to see Los Lonely Boys. We had a super time and promised ourselves to atte... Read more

  • on receiving compliments

    10/12/2014 8:21:42 AM, by APONI_KB

    Today is day 10 of the 100 day challenge. I'm sort of whistling in the dark though as I appear to be the only one who started when I did. There is a big push to start this 100 days on Oct 15 so I may end up starting over then. At any rate today is about graciously receiving compliments. I thin... Read more

  • Well....Still Tired This Morning

    10/12/2014 6:48:51 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    Last night I slept in the master bedroom and my partner went and slept in the guest room. All night our two dogs were either (a) looking for my partner or (b) noticing the extra space on the bed and figure that space must be there for one of them. So....I was awakened throughout the night; though ... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    10/11/2014 2:43:53 PM, by PMAY0313

    “A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement” ¯ Jess C. Scott ... Read more

  • Not That Bad

    10/11/2014 8:09:35 AM, by BILL60

    So after over 80 oz of a tasteless concoction and 14 trips to the throne, I went to the hospital to have the "Procedure" done. The nice nurse started to stick a needle in my arm and was having a terrible time trying to have the needle stay in the correct spot. After 3 attempts, she got it right. Soo... Read more

  • went on a little stroll yesterday

    10/11/2014 7:36:38 AM, by APONI_KB

    There is an art project going on uptown called piano parking. They've refurbished 6 pianos and placed them around the center of the city for people to play. I play the piano but as yet have not braved actually sitting down and trying one out. Yesterday it was a beautiful day and I decided to g... Read more

  • So Tired This Morning

    10/11/2014 7:08:04 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    The past two nights I felt like I barely slept at all. Thursday night I was in bed for 7.5 hours and last night I was in bed for a little over 8 hours, but still I just feel mentally exhausted. I am starting to think that my partner's snoring is interrupting my sleep. I am finally putting plan B ... Read more

  • Friday's Quote

    10/10/2014 4:17:06 PM, by PMAY0313

    “Darling, when things go wrong in life, you lift your chin, put on a ravishing smile, mix yourself a little cocktail...” ¯ Sophie Kinsella ... Read more

  • Success Quote - 10/10/14

    10/10/2014 2:36:05 PM, by ICE9CA

    Only as high as I can reach I can grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be. - Karen Ravn ... Read more

  • Never let a small person effect your life in a big way

    10/10/2014 9:26:51 AM, by GINGER_BISCUIT

    These past few weeks have been a complete struggle in my personal life. I took a promotion that I REALLY did NOT want. I am now the CEO’s assistant in my organization. It has been the most challenging thing I have ever done. You know how most people say “most challenging and rewarding….”? Not the... Read more

  • Success Quote - 10/09/14

    10/9/2014 2:14:21 PM, by ICE9CA

    I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will. - Charlotte Bronte
    arlotte_Bront%C3%AB ... Read more

  • Should Be Interesting

    10/9/2014 1:43:12 PM, by BILL60

    Tomorrow morning I'll undergo a colonoscopy. I've been putting it off for almost 20 years and finally, after much pleading from my family and friends, I'm doing it. It's gonna be tough. The thought of going over 1 day with nothing but liquids is crazy. I'm a total chow hound who likes to eat. Would ... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    10/9/2014 12:46:16 PM, by PMAY0313

    “When I ask how old your toddler is, I don't need to hear '27 months.' 'He's two' will do just fine. He's not a cheese. And I didn't really care in the first place.” ¯ George Carlin ... Read more

  • 45 min walk 16272 steps.

    10/9/2014 2:01:50 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    45 min walk 16272 steps for last night. On track for the 10 k steps a day fitness plan listed on my profile. 2272 steps before 7pm 16272 steps by 12 AM 6.8 mile daily step total on 10/08/2014.... Read more

  • A Time To Laugh....."This Is Heaven"

    10/8/2014 8:06:12 PM, by LUVS2BIKE101

    THIS IS HEAVEN Mike and Yvonne were 85 years old and had been married for sixty years. Though they were far from rich, they managed to get by because they carefully watched their pennies. Though not young, they were both in very good health, largely due to Yvonne's insistence on health... Read more

  • Wednesday's Quote

    10/8/2014 4:57:40 PM, by PMAY0313

    “All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” ¯ Blaise Pascal (Based on my niece and nephews sometimes I think being happily alone is a dying skill. In my opinion is a very valuable skill to have.) Read more

  • Color Run 2014

    10/8/2014 3:42:39 PM, by ADRIENNEAKAAJ

    I had the best time at the Knoxville Color Run 2014! My time was 35 minutes and I am soo happy with that time! I have been doing the 100 days of running challenge and it has really helped me achieve my running goal. I try to at least run a mile everyday..its been more but my goal i... Read more

  • which is yes -- #14, 2014 Trip

    10/8/2014 2:46:50 PM, by VALERIEMAHA

    I thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes --ee cummings, who says it best when I can't say it (as my friend Rachel, MTRACHEL, reflected) Read more

  • Wedding Vow Broken

    10/8/2014 1:46:15 PM, by GHK1962

    Before anyone asks – No, wifey and I are not having marriage problems. However, there is an unresolved issue that has been a point of contention between wifey and me. Well, first off I must reiterate from my previous blog – This blog post will have ZERO Sparkalicous content. It’s not yet ... Read more

  • well things went off the rails this week

    10/8/2014 11:53:06 AM, by APONI_KB

    The fun started Monday after work. We had a vet appointment with Bean the cat. It did not go well, we had to put the cat down. I don't mean to drag anyone into my sphere of sadness here. I'm ok, this was expected. For the past 3 months he's more or less quit eating and we knew we were at that point.... Read more

  • Next Big Step Accomplished!

    10/8/2014 11:45:07 AM, by GLADGAD

    I started running again about 1.5 weeks ago. Since I don’t want to undo 12 weeks of healing, I heeded the doctor’s advice and started my comeback slowly. I listened to my body and pushed it when I felt I could, and scaled back when necessary. After three sessions of 2 to 3 miles of running/walking,... Read more

  • Success Quote(s) - 10/08/14

    10/8/2014 11:17:48 AM, by ICE9CA

    You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and attention. - Buddha ----------------------------
    ---- Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson ... Read more

  • DOH! Lesson Learned...

    10/8/2014 8:55:18 AM, by DDOORN

    Well phooey...the scale is UP! Unfortunately I out-ate the miles I climbed this weekend. The extra pounds are TOAST and lesson learned re: gauging food that's necessary for the burn vs. indulging the carbie tiger, which has been dutifully re-shackled! Keeping the SPARK! Don... Read more

  • Accountability

    10/8/2014 8:13:33 AM, by BILL60

    Getting on the bike after several days of rest was heavy medicine. It felt so good to be pedaling and feeling the breeze again. Cycling is one of my two passions. The other is training with my Australian Shepherd. Just about every day and just before cycling, I'm in my back yard on the agility cours... Read more

  • so I didn't get my run in today

    10/8/2014 7:00:30 AM, by APONI_KB

    because this was happening when I got outside Normally this sort of thing is going on when its cloudy or its happening too low in the horizon to see - not this time though ... Read more

  • Weekend Update - A Little Late

    10/7/2014 2:28:59 PM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I just wanted to post a bit about the past weekend. It started out wonderfully (not in the weather department, but I was very busy, and stayed right on plan). Then, Sunday came, and I way overindulged at my in-laws house. In the end, I didn't regret it, but rather chalked it up as a "free-day." ... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote

    10/7/2014 1:03:46 PM, by PMAY0313

    “Short cuts make long delays.” ¯ J.R.R. Tolkien (So true with the traffic in LA!) So many of our traffic signals do not have arrows... ... Read more

  • Two (2) Pound Mini Challenge

    10/7/2014 11:03:42 AM, by MCLYMORE

    I was trying to decide on a mini goal and I decided to consciously work on losing 2 pounds. I know, we are here for weight loss and we have many goals that should lead us to the ultimate achievement of lower numbers on the scale, but I want to concentrate on shedding 2 real pounds over the next 7 d... Read more