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  • Piyo - First Thoughts

    1/26/2015 8:40:57 AM, by ECKYLS

    So I like yoga. And I like strength training. And I think cardio is a good thing. And I prefer to keep things low impact since my family has a history of bad knees. I live in Ohio. It gets cold. And snowy. And when a quarter to 5 am rolls around I don't feel like going out in the cold an... Read more

  • Eating healthy this pictures

    1/25/2015 11:52:33 PM, by MBLIFE24

    We are focusing on good food that is easy and healthy. Its been fun trying some new things. I started taking pictures of some of them and thought I would share! Two breakfasts: Nuts and Fruit---needed groceries, so used what I had. Lol. And yes, it was heavy in nuts. Read more

  • My Second Olympic Distance Triathlon

    1/25/2015 11:08:50 PM, by KNAPSPLASH

    **Warning, this is another long one** Timaru, New Zealand January 25, 2015 Friend: "Timaru, eh? Isn't it quite hilly there?" Me: "I don't think so, why do you say that?" Friend: "I just don't think Timaru is as flat as Christchurch or Ashburton" Me: "Oh it can't be that bad, it's... Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    1/25/2015 5:56:53 PM, by PMAY0313

    The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. --Alfred Hitchcock There is an app called Run Pee that makes it possible to go when there is a lull in the action so you don't miss anything important. It even gives a brief description of what happens du... Read more

  • Week 3 of 2015

    1/25/2015 4:47:46 PM, by MBLIFE24

    Overall a great week. I made progress, got the exercise I needed, and ate healthy. Calorie count went up, but so did my fitness minutes. It was also my birthday week, and I love matter how old I am. ;-) Week 3 successes: *went to gym 4 times, walked once with coworkers *me... Read more

  • My Doctor Rocked My World Yesterday

    1/25/2015 7:33:31 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    So, I went to the doctor to see what he could do to help me sleep through the night. I didn't really want some magic pill (I really do not like taking medicine), what I wanted were some answers. I told him all about my research and what I had been experiencing and that I had it down to either rest... Read more

  • inspirational Quote - 1/24/15

    1/25/2015 12:12:04 AM, by ICE9CA

    Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty, it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things. - Albert Einstein ... Read more

  • Reaffirming My Path

    1/24/2015 9:23:25 PM, by DDOORN

    As many changes as I have wrought for myself over the past several years since joining SparkPeople, I am betting that this year ahead will be one of my most transformative years yet. Today I re-visited this TED talk by Lissa Rankin which excited me way back when I first heard it last year. Now it ex... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    1/24/2015 2:10:27 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • inspirational Quote - 1/23/15

    1/24/2015 12:33:40 AM, by ICE9CA

    Am i not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? - Abraham Lincoln ... Read more

  • My First Olympic Distance Triathlon

    1/23/2015 7:11:18 PM, by KNAPSPLASH

    Ashburton, New Zealand December 20, 2014 I wanted to document this experience for a number of reasons. I hope to one day look back on this and think of how far I have come. I also want others to believe in themselves and realize that anything is possible. If you've read my previous blo... Read more

  • I'm Such A Loser (and why I have no problem with that)

    1/23/2015 2:32:00 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    This blog post has nothing to do with my athletic goals. Fear not, my self-esteem and confidence are intact. Today, I spied an email subject line that addressed my "career goals." Pfft. I don't really have any. No five-year plan. No desire to run for an elected office. No quest for world domina... Read more

  • Friday's Quote

    1/23/2015 1:52:59 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Avoid Becoming a Scale Junkie...

    1/23/2015 9:10:50 AM, by GINGER_BISCUIT

    Last year when I started this endeavor, my overall goal was to just be happy and healthy. I didn’t care about the number on the scale, I just liked how I felt after a good exercise. My skin has improved, I am more energetic, my mental health has taken a huge leap in a more positive direction, and ev... Read more

  • Super sore! but feeling the benefits!

    1/22/2015 11:13:21 PM, by R0S1E430

    As I spend my days studying for the NCLEX, I have also taken some great advice from Kaplan NCLEX and SPARK!, to exercise. I started my gym membership on 1/20 after having rekindled my love for Bikram Hot Yoga. On Tuesday, I did the elliptical for 45 minutes and sweat out nicely looking out on a... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    1/22/2015 6:27:31 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Organizing the mind (and the house)

    1/22/2015 1:13:11 PM, by CROWDGOESWILD

    Something that tends to happen when I allow myself to get too busy: I make piles of stuff. Things that need to be returned, things that need to be dealt with. Piles of mail, piles of socks, piles of whatever. Now, I'm not competing for a spot on some hoarding alert list. But the piles are messy, and... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 1/22/15

    1/22/2015 12:31:34 PM, by ICE9CA

    Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale ... Read more

  • He's home!

    1/22/2015 10:27:50 AM, by DRAGONCHILDE

    Sunday, my prayers were answered. My husband came home! We're taking things a little at a time, and trying to be patient and gentle with each other. We have a lot of things to recover from, and it's going to take a lot of time, but he's HERE, and he's willing to try. I'm a little giddy, to be hones... Read more

  • Is Happiness Worth $80,000?

    1/21/2015 10:48:22 PM, by KNAPSPLASH

    No. It's worth more. $80,000 is the cut in pay that I took to leave my old job and end the cycle of madness that I had subjected myself to for nearly 6 years. Was it worth it? Yup. Would it be worth more? Yup. Happiness is priceless, don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise. ... Read more

  • Being Honest With Myself

    1/21/2015 8:37:43 PM, by CHARITYAK

    So I posted a few days back in "Balancing the Budget" that I had planned out every meal and every snack for this week. And I posted in "Conviction" in yesterday's blog that we can always fight harder to resist temptation. And despite that....I just ate 350 calories in chocolate covered pretzel... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote

    1/21/2015 6:06:32 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Jim and the big fish!

    1/21/2015 5:00:11 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    My husband went deep sea fishing today and got this! Now he's got a big fish tale to tell!... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 1/21/15

    1/21/2015 10:44:21 AM, by ICE9CA

    The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. - Mark Twain ... Read more

  • Streaks and Goals Success

    1/21/2015 9:39:04 AM, by DONNA_W

    Today I noticed that I have 60 day streak of logging in and tracking food and exercise. Also a 60 day streak of exercising at least 10 min a day. And I have lost 12 lbs in that time or 0.2 lb/day. This is a good rate. And at this rate I will loose 73 lb in by the time I started 60 days ago. Of ... Read more

  • Day Three Without Caffeine

    1/21/2015 6:37:38 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    Yesterday I woke up feeling okay - drank one cup of decaf coffee and went downstairs to complete my morning workout. I only made it ten minutes into my morning workout and I became sick to my stomach. I called in sick to work and then went back to bed. I slept from 8:00am-1:00am. I felt a little... Read more

  • The Life You Envisioned for Yourself

    1/20/2015 10:15:43 PM, by KNAPSPLASH

    ***Note: This is a long blog but I really hope that you take the time to read the whole thing. I promise it's worth it.*** A lot has happened over the last few years, which probably explains why I have been absent. Not just absent from Spark People, but absent from my life. I suppose the bi... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 1/20/15

    1/20/2015 5:06:42 PM, by ICE9CA

    Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike. - John Muir ... Read more

  • Back to Spark after 7-year hiatus!

    1/20/2015 4:35:33 PM, by R0S1E430

    It's hard to believe that a few years ago end of 2007, I joined Spark People and was able to lose 30 pounds to achieve my goal of 120 pounds. Since then I was able to maintain it for a while when I went into the Peace Corps because I ate healthy, whole, unprocessed foods and was active in the rural ... Read more

  • Getting Creamed by the Creamer!!!

    1/20/2015 1:38:19 PM, by CHARITYAK

    I'm sitting here entering my breakfast foods into my nutrition tracker and it dawns on me, in my efforts to be really diligent about journaling, that I've been consistently missing a daily morning item. My coffee! I didn't think it was a big enough item to bother with, but I know that little things ... Read more

  • Starting Over

    1/20/2015 12:43:13 PM, by ANGELEYZ

    I have a confession…. Since coming home from AIT at the end of July, I have probably only worked out a dozen times. The first three months I know I was adjusting back to civilian life and I worked out someone regularly then. But then I got comfortable and found myself falling into old habits. I... Read more

  • Conviction

    1/20/2015 10:04:55 AM, by CHARITYAK

    There's an old bit of wisdom that says "If you want to learn, teach." These words came back to bite me in the butt the other day. I was working with one of my mentees and explaining to her that her life under her case managem... Read more

  • Back to School

    1/20/2015 12:08:40 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I start college classes for the new semester on Tuesday. Hope I can get to sleep tonight. ... Read more

  • 4 Years Down

    1/19/2015 10:29:52 PM, by TINASWEEP

    It's been four years maintaining the body size I want! That went by fast. I set that as a goal based on the average statistics to test if I could keep off the weight or I would regain. My lifestyle is standing the test of time, through the good and the bad. Speaking of bad, 2014 was not a ... Read more

  • Monday's Quote

    1/19/2015 6:27:36 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Balancing the Budget

    1/19/2015 12:31:31 PM, by CHARITYAK

    One of the young girls I mentor has moved out and gotten her first apartment. She was extremely nervous about her ability to afford rent, food, gas, etc. So I sat down with her and showed her how to create a budget. We listed all her expenditures and then her income sources. She was going to have a... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 1/19/15

    1/19/2015 11:15:47 AM, by ICE9CA

    Action is the real measure of intelligence. - Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 1/18/15

    1/19/2015 11:10:46 AM, by ICE9CA

    Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. - Dale Carnegie ... Read more

  • Very sad October 20th/14.....lost my 'mum' to cancer! :(

    1/19/2015 10:41:16 AM, by NETTE99

    i miss you terribly mum. love you so much..... xoxoxox... Read more

  • Racquetball

    1/19/2015 12:59:17 AM, by CHARITYAK

    I had fun today teaching a young friend to play racquetball, her first attempt. I'm not a huge sports person, especially competitive sports. But I do love racquetball. The mental part of the game intrigues me. The strategic placement of the ball. The analysis of your competition's strengths and weak... Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    1/18/2015 2:02:34 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Opened Our Second Shelter

    1/18/2015 12:09:59 PM, by CHARITYAK

    Those of you who've followed my blog for awhile, know that I am a high school teacher and guidance counselor who quit my job three years ago to help start a non-profit that works with homeless youth ages 14-24. Last Fall we opened our first shelter which I blogged at that time was going to be a girl... Read more

  • Week 2 of 2015

    1/18/2015 10:31:31 AM, by MBLIFE24

    Week two was definitely a successful week for me. I know motivation is a lot stronger at the first of the year, and can tend to wain as the year progresses, but I am excited that Steve and I are still going strong! As of this morning, he is .2 lbs from his January goal weight loss and I am 1 lb fr... Read more

  • Catching Up with Local Sparkers

    1/17/2015 10:08:47 PM, by DDOORN

    We've had some interest among our local SparkTeam members in catching up for a walk so I set up a meet 'n greet for today...however back when I set it up the weather was calling for mid-20's. Instead we only had 11 degrees...brrr! So our ranks got whittled down a tad: only myself and STRIVERON... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    1/17/2015 1:56:06 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Here we go again

    1/17/2015 12:56:01 PM, by PENBAR111

    Giving it another try..........that's all Im going to say right now... Read more

  • The moment he has been waiting for!

    1/17/2015 10:58:40 AM, by LAURELSPARK

    The teen went off to MIZZOU yesterday! He has been counting the days. I can't wait to clean his room and the loft area that he claimed as his territory. Does anyone want two pet turtles!?!? By the way, we stopped to get g... Read more

  • been a while

    1/16/2015 3:41:34 PM, by FIXED531

    It has been a while since my last blog post. Life has been interesting. I have upped the weights I lift and tweaking my other workouts. I have been using the 7 min app on my phone and that is an awesome body weight workout and very flexible. My wife, who has been my biggest motivator, and I have... Read more

  • Gaining confidence...

    1/16/2015 3:14:46 PM, by MIKEDUP

    So I've been running again... the last 3 days I've been able to run a minimum of 5k and feel great. I'm not pushing myself too hard on the treadmill yet, I'm really trying to do this right. I have been eating well and have yet to really have a bad meal. My wife has a great new confidence... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 1/15/15

    1/16/2015 1:08:38 PM, by ICE9CA

    Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. - Unknown ... Read more

  • Friday's Quote

    1/16/2015 12:29:54 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Busy, busy, busy

    1/16/2015 8:25:25 AM, by CROWDGOESWILD

    One thing that I haven't fully reconciled myself to: the speed of spring term. We started back last Monday (5 Jan) and while things are not completely insane yet, they will be soon. Trying to keep healthy habits for myself is always a battle, especially when it is too cold/snowy/icy to bike ou... Read more

  • Day 3. The good, the not so good, and the OMG chocolate!

    1/15/2015 10:43:56 PM, by LORIVIOLA

    Today is day #3 of tracking everything i eat. Breakfast was good , lunch was good , snack was good , dinner was good ....... ...... then, i went to my "Respect" rehearsal. The director brought snacks. ... Read more

  • I Don't Exercise for the Calories

    1/15/2015 9:32:55 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Two weeks down in the new year. Last week I had a setback because I got sick. I was most disappointed that I couldn't get to the gym and continue my workouts. It's not because I was stressing about the calories. Since I've resumed regular exercise, I just feel better. I feel more alert duri... Read more

  • One year anniversary from last chemo!

    1/15/2015 5:01:55 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    Today is the one year anniversary from my last chemo infusion. This time last year, I barely had enough strength to climb a flight of stairs or walk from one end of the house to the other. I was completely bald and would surprise myself every time I looked in the mirror. Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    1/15/2015 12:57:00 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Inspirational Quote - 1/15/15

    1/15/2015 12:23:34 PM, by ICE9CA

    I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. - Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Read more

  • Discomfort

    1/15/2015 11:36:02 AM, by ISNESS

    I feel, even anger ..when I go buying clothes. I don't even buy bras anymore.. Except the sport bras which I wouldn't try before buying them. No, I don't like shopping to this point of time.... Read more

  • photoshop of my entire department

    1/15/2015 7:20:41 AM, by APONI_KB

    its a sweater explosion The story is that this sweater belongs to the guy kind of in the middle, sitting at the table, with his chin on his hand. He bought it specifically to wear for our Christmas group photo. We ruthlessly made fun of it and all got together to do this group shot in a c... Read more

  • Acountability

    1/14/2015 10:16:59 PM, by BILL60

    For South Texas, it has been on crazy winter. It's been unseasonably cold, rainy , and windy. I could not ride for 3 days, then was able to ride for 3. Today, unable to ride. It's reay frustrating. But, I should not complain cause the folks in the Midwest will not see their bikes until some time in ... Read more

  • Rewards of exercise

    1/14/2015 7:38:57 PM, by DONNA_W

    At the suggestion of SP I had make a reward system for my progress: Massage - for every month I exercise every day for at least 10 min. Facial - for every 20 lb lost. Today I had my first reward massage for exercising at least 10 min a day for a whole month. In the future I will try to exe... Read more

  • Let's try this again...

    1/14/2015 6:56:35 PM, by JULIEJULIE3

    So my life took kind of a nosedive not long after my last blog entry. I wound up in a partial hospitalization program for quite a while. Then things got worse and i overdosed, which bought me an inpatient hospitalization and more partial hospitalization as a followup. Since then I've been doin... Read more

  • Wednesday's Quote

    1/14/2015 1:22:09 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Inspirational Quote - 1/14/15

    1/14/2015 10:54:07 AM, by ICE9CA

    The road to success is always under construction. - Lily Tomlin ... Read more

  • To Ghost or Not to Ghost

    1/14/2015 6:44:22 AM, by APONI_KB

    The hubs and I have been doing a few group outings that we find on I joined a cycling group and they have a group that does beginning mountain bike rides. I really only do road biking so at first I just sort of passed it over. but I couldn't stop thinking about it I clicked on... Read more

  • Fashion Carrot

    1/14/2015 3:25:32 AM, by CHARITYAK

    We have a little mini-gym set up in our unfinished basement. There's a treadmill, a nautilus weight machine/bench, a full set of dumbbells, jump ropes, exercise balls, resistance bands, ab machine, etc. I usually watch a movie on my laptop while on the treadmill. It helps with the monotony. Bu... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 1/13/15

    1/13/2015 1:34:43 PM, by ICE9CA

    If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walt Disney ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 1/12/15

    1/13/2015 1:31:58 PM, by ICE9CA

    Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some wonder: "What happened?" - Anonymous ... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote

    1/13/2015 1:12:45 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Celebrate the Little Victories!

    1/13/2015 11:48:11 AM, by HILLSLUG98239

    I've been uber-busy at work, which means I've had less time to goof off online. But I am waiting for a file to be delivered, so now's a good time for a quick journal entry. I swam at lunch yesterday. I came to the conclusion that, for now, I will ignore Swim Coach Kathy's advice about nose plug... Read more

  • Goals, Events and Other Obligations

    1/12/2015 9:02:50 PM, by CHARITYAK

    Every year I set some specific fitness goals. They are usually related to annual milage, personal time best on a specific distance or participation in a race. Last year two of my major goals were 2000 miles (hike with elevation gain, bike, run or swim, walking didn't count) for the year and a second... Read more

  • The positive, reinforcing cycle

    1/12/2015 6:32:23 PM, by NJOYNOW

    This is something that I know to be true for me: Working out, eating well, my headspace. They are all integrally entwined. When I get done with a really excellent work out, (I mean, really excellent. Not one of those pretend workouts when I kid myself that any activity is good activity (which i... Read more

  • Mid January

    1/12/2015 5:27:12 PM, by BIGMAMAT

    Mid January update. Its cold here. I guess it's cold most places, it is January! I was so excited to get my Spark activity tracker, but of course after a couple of days its gone! I've lost it. The crazy thing seems to come and go from my kitchen where my computer is, because it is syncing per... Read more

  • spring

    1/12/2015 10:03:53 AM, by APLOUIS

    Spring... Read more

  • Keep Trying for A Good Night's Sleep!

    1/12/2015 5:43:58 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    OMG what a night! I am not sure why I had such a terrible night's sleep. I did not drink alcohol and I kept to just my 12oz of coffee first thing in the morning (8am). Now, yesterday was my 11yo daughter's birthday celebration so it was a rushed day for me with no "me" time -- we also ate late and... Read more

  • Day Eleven - No Diet Coke

    1/11/2015 10:23:27 PM, by CHARITYAK

    I didn't make it through the New Year's unscathed. Came away with at least a handful of New Year's Resolutions. One of them being to give up Diet Coke entirely because I've come to accept that..I.AM.AN.ADDICT! I've always just... Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    1/11/2015 2:07:05 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Week 1 of New Year

    1/11/2015 12:42:33 PM, by MBLIFE24

    It's been a great week! My oldest son got married (so happy for him!), I went back to teaching on the 5th, and my husband and I started the new year off right with a renewed, teamwork approach to taking care of our health. Even though there were many stressful moments throughout the week...I defini... Read more

  • Good Start!

    1/11/2015 8:39:30 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    Day one without alcohol!! I must say I felt really great last night - not having wine with dinner. I enjoyed a day of culture yesterday - my Mom had an extra ticket to the theatre so I joined her at the last minute for the play. My brother then picked us up, we met my family at our favorite Thai ... Read more

  • I'm officially a "photographer"

    1/11/2015 8:30:20 AM, by APONI_KB

    Back in November I heard about a quirky little project that a photographer was organizing. He wanted to get 150 photographers to volunteer to line up down the main street through the city and at precisely the same time, take a picture that he would then splice together to form a mile long panograph.... Read more

  • A Hike in the Moose HayFlats

    1/10/2015 11:55:45 PM, by CHARITYAK

    Got up early this morning to do a six mile hike in the game refuge near my house. I wanted to be out there alone at sunrise to capture some photos while walking. It was snowy and icy which made it kinda like hiking in sand. Fine with me. It just means more calorie burn. Here are some photos! Read more

  • Been Gone For A Couple of Months

    1/10/2015 11:48:35 PM, by CHARITYAK

    My apologies to everyone who has sent me mail and wall posts. I will start slugging through them over the next few days and get caught up. While I have fallen off the SparkPeople wagon, I have not forsaken my fitness efforts. I have less time now than I did when I first started with Sparkpeople. My... Read more

  • testing

    1/10/2015 8:13:02 PM, by MAPLECANDY3

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  • 12789 steps for last night.

    1/10/2015 8:12:13 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    12789 steps for last night, on track for the 10 k steps a day plan listed on my profile. -Andrea... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    1/10/2015 2:13:51 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Not Again!!

    1/10/2015 9:41:43 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    Ugh - here I am again! Yes, I have been "enjoying" two beers a night for the past three nights. We have been celebrating my daughter's birthday - well, at least that is my current excuse. Two beers is not really a problem - the problem is that the alcohol prevents me from getting a good night sle... Read more

  • Beach boys at the beach!

    1/10/2015 8:27:41 AM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    Yesterday was a wonderful day. I took a three mile walk on the and in shorts. I love how I get to do this in January! It was 10 degrees this morning back home. I think I could easily become a snowbird! La... Read more

  • Back on Track

    1/9/2015 6:38:12 PM, by THINCPL2004

    Trying to get back on track. When I failed my departments PT test, I decided to get back into fighting my weight. I have been tracking my nutrition, fitness. I have been excising more now I want to break my 260 pound weight plateau. I am tired of weighing 260 pounds. Lets get started.... Read more

  • One day at a time

    1/9/2015 5:00:25 PM, by DRAGONCHILDE

    If you recognize that phrase, then perhaps you are no stranger to 12 step programs. Neither am I. I have been a member of Al Anon for years; it was the only thing that helped me survive my husband's alcoholism. Now though, I walk on the other side, the side of the addict. Already, though... Read more

  • Update on mom and lots of questions

    1/9/2015 3:32:57 PM, by _MOBII_

    Ok, just got back home at 6am today from checking on my mom, it was a 15 hour drive (she is in another state). After going there and voicing my opinion (I think I may have ran off one doctor) is what has been happening....(sorry in advance if it is long) I also have this posted on anothe... Read more

  • Friday's Quote

    1/9/2015 12:53:12 PM, by PMAY0313

    An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience. --Mitch Hedberg ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 1/09/15

    1/9/2015 11:58:45 AM, by ICE9CA

    It's easy to make a buck. it's a lot tougher to make a difference. - Tom Brokaw ... Read more

  • New Pleasures, New Joys

    1/9/2015 10:04:50 AM, by DDOORN

    A lot of smart blogs have been posted related to and recently the theme has been that "thin people eat to live, fat people eat for pleasure." Certainly if we're going to shift gears from one way of living (eating for pleasure) to a new and healthier way of living (eating to live) ... Read more

  • Measure progress in many ways

    1/9/2015 10:04:33 AM, by NJOYNOW

    If I stop doing what I'm doing because it didn't feel like it was working "fast enough" I'll stay stuck where I've been - still fighting my body and my weight. "... even though I'm off to a slow start... I feel like that's okay because I can see where I'm going." - Aubrey ... Read more

  • Accountability

    1/9/2015 8:38:47 AM, by BILL60

    It was indeed very cold yesterday. I pondered as to wether or not to bike and decided to go out there and give it a try. After 2+ hours on the bike and many weird looks from my neighbors and friends, I survived the ride and felt real good at the end. It feels so good to know that you're the only "NU... Read more