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  • To Exercise or Not to Exercise

    10/23/2016 12:41:42 PM, by TAMIP62

    I firmly believe that exercise is a very important part of not only a healthy lifestyle, but the ability to lose weight. It's true that you do not 'have' to exercise in order to drop pounds. In fact, to be quite honest. you will likely lose pounds faster if you don't exercise (so long as you adhere ... Read more

  • Making breakfast and lunch to take to work next week.

    10/23/2016 10:02:51 AM, by SSMITH762

    Yesterday, i marinaded some chicken in yogurt, curry powder, garlic, salt, lemon juice, cayenne, paprika, cumin, and a few other spices. Only gave it an hour and a half. Then grilled them.up on the george foreman. I made breasts and thighs. The thighs are going to work and the breasts were for di... Read more

  • Day 30 of 100

    10/22/2016 11:16:19 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    Mostly walking for exercise today...kinda like taking a day off but not! Yard work for about an hours too.... Read more

  • Progress Report

    10/21/2016 6:59:02 PM, by TAMIP62

    I was going to wait until I hit the magic 70 number of pounds lost to do an overall assessment of my progress since starting, but I just felt like doing some measurements today. Since I started "anew" on May 12th, I've lost 68 pounds and 9 inches off my hips 5.5 inches off my waist... Read more

  • Pros and cons to my camelbak chute water bottle

    10/21/2016 11:25:34 AM, by SSMITH762

    Pros: Hold 32 oz of water Feels sturdy with good plastic and feeks soft on the handle. I like the olive green color. Handle makes it easy to carry places. Cheap, it was $10 Good sized mouth makes it easy to get in and clean it. Cons It's too wide!!!!! Doesn't fit in any cup holders in my car. Ive... Read more

  • Day 29 of 100 -- Walk before dawn!

    10/21/2016 9:56:53 AM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    It's a good day when I have 8451 steps by 8:45am!!! Wore my Tracer 360 in flashing pink in memory of my sister-in-law who lost her battle with breast cancer four years ago.... Read more

  • Day 28 of 100 -- Working out with the hubz!

    10/20/2016 8:15:27 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    Commitments in the morning kept us both from our planned exercise sessions, but we made time for it in the afternoon. Enjoyed using the recumbent bike side by side...egging each other on...comparing speed, and watching for cadence changes. 48 324 41... Read more

  • No forward progress?

    10/20/2016 2:11:42 PM, by IMSHINY

    I am not losing weight and it's my fault. I've been making bad food and drink choices. I have lots of reasons I could spout off but I know they are just excuses. It's discouraging. But then I think about what I have gained (beyond weight). I can ride much farther than I could a couple months ag... Read more

  • Day 27 of 100 -- Massage day

    10/19/2016 8:13:02 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    I am fortunate to have membership at a great, local day spa where I get a massage every month. My masseuse is THE best. She has a knack for finding tension I wasn't even aware I had...and then she irons it out. Today, at the end of the massage I congratulated her on wining massage bingo...... Read more

  • Here We Go Again

    10/19/2016 12:41:16 PM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I cannot believe we are already moving on to week seven of the BLC. I'm down 4.7 pounds, which means I have 3 weeks to lose 3.3 pounds in order to reach my goal. I know it can be done, but I wish I had done better during the first six weeks, sheesh! Yesterday I spent a good deal of time clean... Read more

  • Day 26 of 100 -- And I'm back on the stress diet!!!

    10/18/2016 9:14:39 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    Having adult kids might just be tougher, and more stressful than having teenagers!!! But in other news: Great workout on the elliptical today 48... Read more

  • Oops

    10/18/2016 4:45:03 PM, by WALKINGMAMMA

    Well....I am still here though I did not blog a few days. Busy! I still have not discovered what fitness challenge I want to tackle. I am really interested in adding some bodybuilding to my running. Still....for me to move forward with gusto, I need a tangible goal...hmmmm. when things are too ... Read more

  • Day 25 of 100 -- Ironing to stay awake!

    10/17/2016 6:11:47 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    There's nothing like a hot iron to keep my attention, and keep me awake!!! The hubz likes to joke about the things I iron...pillowcases, and the top 1/3 of the this afternoon, after re-making the bed, I asked him to look and give his opinion on how it looked, and he said he thought the... Read more

  • Lovin' Those Chias

    10/17/2016 11:20:20 AM, by TAMIP62

    I have to say, I'm a convert. I even found a cool recipe on here in one of the articles on chia seeds that I tried the other night. It is a simple recipe: 1 cup 2% milk (okay, the recipe called for almond milk, but I don't like that), 2 bananas, and 2 tbsp of chia seeds. It makes a delicious pudding... Read more

  • Arrrggggghhhh so much sewing in the planning stages

    10/17/2016 10:11:31 AM, by SSMITH762

    Here in Texas, I reckon we wait for stuff to cool down to plan activities, which means my October through December months are crazy busy. October On the 29th is the church Halloween party, then the 30th I was to dress up in a complete 40s outfit for the WWII commemorative Air show. Then the 31st ... Read more

  • Commemorative Air Show

    10/16/2016 11:31:49 PM, by SSMITH762

    Sometimes Facebook targeted ads work :). I was browsing my feed earlier and up popped an ad for the WWII commemorative Air show in a couple of weeks. I've always wanted to go to one, but up to now, it hasn't happened. My grandpa says he'd love to join me too. While he didn't serve in WWII, he ser... Read more

  • Day 23 & 24 of 100 -- Cowboys win, and...

    10/16/2016 9:26:27 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    so do I 48 Battled fatigue, and a busy day catching up with some batch cooking, and of course watching's the ONLY reason Sundays need to exist! Made Shepherd's Pie, banana pecan bread, and cooked a batch of rice. MADE myself go to our community gym in the afternoon (NO... Read more

  • It's a beautiful day for pumpkinfest

    10/15/2016 4:18:56 PM, by SSMITH762

    It's 80 degrees and a sunny day, plus there's a breeze so it doesn't get too hot. I volunteered to bring my nephewto pumpkinfest so he could volunteer with boy scouts. Since his leader and none of the other boys showed up, but they had enough adults from other groups, I was told I wasnt supposed ... Read more

  • How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

    10/15/2016 6:51:24 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    "The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show. The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the University of Cali... Read more

  • FDA Is Redefining The Term 'Healthy' On Food Labels

    10/15/2016 6:48:34 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    So, you're looking for a quick grab-and-go snack, and there's a row of energy bars at the checkout counter. Are they a healthy option? The maker of Kind bars thinks so. The company has used the phrase "healthy and tasty" on some of its products that contain lots of nuts. But, here's the issue: ... Read more

  • Activity Trackers May Undermine Weight Loss Efforts

    10/15/2016 6:46:04 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    "The fascinating finding comes from a study published today in JAMA that found dieting adults who wore activity monitors for 18 months lost significantly fewer pounds over that time than those who did not. The results suggest that activity monitors may not change our behavior in the way we expe... Read more

  • Day 22 of 100 -- National Dessert Day

    10/14/2016 5:15:15 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    To celebrate National Dessert Day I made (British-style) Bread & Butter pudding...REAL butter, half 'n' half, eggs and raisins soaked in Sherry -- because if you're gonna have dessert it HAS to be sweet, and decadent. Also made a batch of stewed plums...just enough water to break down the plums... Read more

  • Need a new fitness goal!

    10/14/2016 10:51:57 AM, by WALKINGMAMMA

    Ok....Day 2 of being back at it. I realize that I need to have a fitness goal to work towards to be my most successful self. I need to pick one!!! Either a new half marathon or maybe a sprint triathlon. When our foster baby leaves in several months, the work will be really therapeutic ... Read more

  • I can't believe it's been 6 months!!!πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜€β˜ΊπŸ“π

    10/14/2016 7:29:18 AM, by SSMITH762

    I can't believe I've been a part of sparkpeople for 6 months. I began focusing on losing weight after I saw some really unflattering photos from a renaissance festival. Like really unflattering. I knew I'd been gaining a lot of weight, but I didn't realize just how much weight I was gaining. My c... Read more

  • Day 21 of 100 -- Back to counting

    10/13/2016 8:34:06 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    I used the SP app while away, but found it odd to navigate and use on a daily basis. Will have to get used to it though since we're going to be gone all of December, and I'll need to stay on track!... Read more

  • Contemplating how easy it is to bring lunch to work

    10/13/2016 12:46:42 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I'm sitting in the lunchroom here at work and watching people run-out to the nearby fast-food joints and all I can think is that I used to be one of those people. I've been surprised by how easy it is to just brown bag it. I make enough during the weekend and divide it into cheap plastic conta... Read more

  • I am BACK!

    10/13/2016 12:24:03 PM, by WALKINGMAMMA

    Well...I had much success with Spark People. I hit goal weight and maintained for awhile. Then....I got sidetracked when I started taking in foster babies and my daughter's went away to college. So...I put on some of the weight. Now....I need to get back at it! So...I will track daily. Weigh d... Read more

  • Where I am Today

    10/13/2016 11:03:35 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    A new Spark Friend brought my attention to a blog I wrote nearly two months ago by commenting on it. The blog was about transformation, my transformation, in body mind and spirit. I reread the blog, and realize that I haven't really begun the process to the extent I would have hoped. I am n... Read more

  • Yesterday and today

    10/13/2016 10:33:41 AM, by HSARMYWF

    So yesterday started off with a 1400 yd technical swim. Then on to a walk with some run invals thrown in 21,000 steps later. Then an hour of weight lifting full body. Yup that's three workouts. Then today is my day off from training. I'm deep cleaning the house while listening to Amy Winehouse and... Read more

  • Day 20 of 100 -- Home again....

    10/12/2016 5:08:44 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    Got on the scale, and it stayed the same...I'm happy with that 104 Back to hardcore exercise tomorrow...and onwards towards that end of the year goal 48... Read more

  • Day 19 of 100 -- Excited for...

    10/11/2016 11:00:35 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    December! We are renting a beach-front condo for the entire month of December. It doesn't have a gym, but there's a decent pool, and beautiful countryside to cycle in.... Read more

  • And then there is the SCALE

    10/11/2016 2:02:03 PM, by NEWLIBRARIAN

    So I have been an everyday weigh in person for a long time. I stand by that as a good thing for me. My weight whether it is salt, water retention, random female issues that continue to plague me despite my age, or something else can vary 3 -5 pounds from day to day and tracking daily helps me be... Read more

  • Once more, with feeling

    10/11/2016 8:27:36 AM, by NATHELESS

    Broke my wrist in April, badly. Surgery, recovery, unaccustomed fragility... Feeling better now, though my wrist is still tricky. But it's past time to get back to being active. My body misses moving regularly and has been loudly telling me as much. Did yogalates (Louise Solomon) yesterday... Read more

  • Starting my day

    10/11/2016 8:21:17 AM, by HSARMYWF

    Starting off with a spinach pineapple smoothie with milk spinach pasteurized egg whites and frozen pineapple. I forgot to add my Fage to it. 239 cals I have 2 workouts today an easy bike and 1 mi tech swim. Taking a friend to Chinatown in D.C. Today which will be fun. She has lived in Taiwan and... Read more

  • Day 18 of 100 -- Coast life

    10/10/2016 9:49:16 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    Watching the fishing boats, and enjoying their fresh catch, priceless. More calories than usual, and less exercise, but that's what vacations are for, right?!?!... Read more

  • My Life Has Gone Nuts!

    10/10/2016 9:02:27 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Long time no blog, and so much has gone on! I'll have to do the quick version and fill in the stories later. My husband and I went on vacation in Seattle and Victoria. Had a great time. I got a cold a couple of days before we went home, which knocked me on my rear. We got home, and Hur... Read more

  • Outback for lunch today

    10/10/2016 3:06:40 PM, by SSMITH762

    I was craving steak and since I had today off work, I decided to reward outback for their commercials and stop by. It was delicious. I had the side salad with no croutons and ranch dressing, the 6 oz steak, and broccoli. All really delicious and as you see from the pic above, i only are half, but i... Read more

  • What's That About Pain?

    10/10/2016 2:49:00 PM, by TAMIP62

    I am overweight... and that is a mild understatement. I've come a long way in the last 5.5 months, but I have a long way to go still, and still--walking is my enemy. Well, of course it doesn't really want to be my enemy, but it is still REALLY painful. However, I am happy about how much of an improv... Read more

  • Update on Chia Seed Use

    10/9/2016 8:34:36 PM, by TAMIP62

    I have just gotten into chia seeds, so I am just discovering new ways to incorporate them into my foods. A couple times a week I like to make ground turkey and black bean "hummus" (I put that in parenthesis because my version has nothing but beans, water and cayenne pepper in it, pureed in a blender... Read more

  • Day 17 of 100 -- Life's a beach!!!

    10/9/2016 6:06:32 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    Enjoying a mini break on the Texas coast, so pretty, so warm. Saw dolphins swimming off shore, and shrimpers bringing in a fresh catch!... Read more

  • Is It Too Much?

    10/9/2016 1:09:03 PM, by TAMIP62

    Nooooooooooooo.... one of the most important things we can do while going on this journey to develop a healthy lifestyle for the long run is to celebrate each and every accomplishment. That's just one (and there are many) reasons I love the new team I joined, the 5% Challenge (currently the Fall cha... Read more

  • Week 2 Weigh-In Pic and one of my favorite tv shows...

    10/9/2016 2:43:54 AM, by GOODGETNBETR

    Been eating less but not a whole lot better yet except for adding in some broccoli and fruit. Walking more and hitting the weights once or twice a week and drinking more water. Anyone else watch Archer? ... Read more

  • Day 16 of 100 -- Easy Day

    10/8/2016 11:48:20 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    Better night's sleep, but busy day, so took it's all one can go balls to wall every day!!!... Read more

  • Souper salad for lunch

    10/8/2016 1:33:49 PM, by SSMITH762

    We had a girls shopping trip and stopped for lunch at Souper salad. It was delicious. I only had a plate of salad, but it was so good.... Read more

  • Whoa!

    10/8/2016 12:32:20 PM, by YISHAY

    Whoa! totally i'm now down 31 lbs after hitting a plateau of several weeks at least it felt that way but i still could not be happier i had mentally set my mind to getting down to the weight i'm at just to be at the 30lb mark and totday at my weigh in i made it thats soooo cool i have not lost this ... Read more

  • Day 15 of 100 -- Tired and over ate, a little!

    10/7/2016 8:48:42 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    Had a REALLY bad night...was physically tired, but head insisted on staying awake...what's up with that?!??! Had a bike ride planned, but only got a walk, and not a good one at that! Wine & cheese evening with the hubz...kept wine to one glass, but had more cheese than I should have...probably... Read more


    10/7/2016 6:29:23 PM, by TAMIP62

    Just bought some at Aldis (of all places) because I'd heard they were good for you. I'm not sure I believe all of this, but some of it I think is believable. LOL Doesn't hurt, that's for sure. Added some to my salad this afternoon.
    side-effects/#... Read more

  • Day 14 of 100 -- Good swim

    10/6/2016 10:04:44 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    60 lengths of the pool, and drills. Paddles and fins made for a good workout.... Read more

  • Apples and Tomatoes

    10/6/2016 1:29:10 PM, by NEWLIBRARIAN

    So our trees had a bumper crop of apples this year. I have made tons of apples sauce and apple crisp and frozen many chopped and sliced apples. I have also found what seems like a fool proof way to make steel cut oats in my crockpot over night. I put a 3 quart casserole with all my oats ingredient... Read more

  • Happy Birthday.... And happy unbirthday :)

    10/5/2016 9:31:52 PM, by SSMITH762

    Had to go into the office today c even though it was my birthday. I sometimes like to take the day off if possible and go to the state Fair, but alas, team meetings and trainings means having to work lol. It's still been a lovely birthday, spoke on the phone to lots of friends and family and I ... Read more

  • Day 13 of 100 -- No excuses

    10/5/2016 9:15:47 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    Excuses are how you let yourself down! I KNEW today was going to be busy, and if I didn't get my exercise done first thing, it wouldn't happen at all. Had to get out the door while it was still dark (wore my new Tracer 360 visibility vest) and got my walk done. 311... Read more

  • Vegatables

    10/5/2016 2:40:50 PM, by NEWLIBRARIAN

    So my solution to high cholesterol is exercise more, eat healthier and lose weight. Generally that means try hard to eat a lot of vegetables. Of late that has included beets. They might or might not help cholesterol but they do work in the liver because of some microparts that are present in t... Read more

  • Day 12 of 100 -- Cycling

    10/4/2016 4:03:51 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX
    790814509 Finally did the ride I've wanted to do for a while! Nothing special about it, just a simple, out-and-back ride to a local village-like place a little ways down the road from me. Rolling hills, and perfect conditions made for a great ride, and VERY ... Read more

  • Day 11 of 100 -- Swimming

    10/3/2016 9:56:06 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    So good to get back to the pool again today. Still struggling to make swimming a regular USED to be, it used to be almost too regular, three days a week, and boredom set in! Trying to find a balance. 60 lengths of the pool (1500 meters) plus drills working with new flippers.... Read more

  • Today

    10/3/2016 6:54:05 PM, by HSARMYWF

    It was good it started out drinking sugar free chai with Fairlife skim milk. I got the kids on the bus. Then talked to my neighbor on the phone. Then on to a group 5.5 mi walk then lunch together at a Lebanese restaurant. Then I went to the weight room and most of the sailors were so young they were... Read more

  • Weekend Pictures

    10/3/2016 11:01:43 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    We had a crazy busy week/weekend with homecoming festivities. I thought I'd post a couple pictures of my kids (and me with my son), as they were off to the dance. This was my daughter's first, as she is a freshman, and my son's second. They both had a wonderful time! Now it's back to real... Read more

  • Why Do We Fight the Fun?

    10/3/2016 10:15:16 AM, by TAMIP62

    I read a really interesting blog post today, and it really got me thinking. That Sparker said that she never remembered any of her kids needing to be motivated to be active and play, nor did she ever as a child. As kids we go out and play from morning til night, and we have to be DRAGGED back i... Read more

  • Decent day

    10/2/2016 9:20:08 PM, by HSARMYWF

    I am recovering from a head cold cough and I still have a UTI. Last week was brutal. I feel pretty good though today. I did an hour of yoga at home that really helped. I folded and put away laundry, changed the sheets, took care of the dogs, went grocery shopping at the commissary. Put away groce... Read more

  • Making LC cupcakes for my birthday on Wednesday

    10/2/2016 5:12:14 PM, by SSMITH762

    I've beem craving pumpkin pie, so I made low carb pumpkin pie cheesecake cupcakes. The bottom half is pumpkin pie made with a cab of plain pumpkin, heavy cream, 2 eggs, vanilla, splenda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mace. The second layer is the cheese cake later with cream cheese, heavy cream, splend... Read more

  • 10 of 100 -- PLEASE let's not...

    10/2/2016 3:29:57 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    ...start with the over-eating fears for the "holidays" 24 I read a thread on the forums earlier...someone in a blind panic about over-eating during the holidays!!! Really?!?!? We manage to control our calories just about every day of the year, but worry about a day or two, here and there o... Read more

  • Day 9 of 100

    10/1/2016 5:51:15 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    From Nia Shanks Lift Like a Girl. Acceptable Reasons to Exercise: To be more, not less To get stronger To relieve stress To do something you enjoy To feel good about yourself To see what your body is capable of doing To improve your quality of life ... Read more

  • Rough week

    10/1/2016 1:13:48 PM, by HSARMYWF

    So this week I had a nasty cold and cough stuffed nose. A uti as well that hasn't been treated yet since it's the weekend. I had to drive my kids to and from school in Georgetown with a cargo van. Plus drive through downtown D.C. An hour one way In pouring rain all week. People are psycho drivers es... Read more

  • Helping move stuff this morning

    10/1/2016 12:15:08 PM, by SSMITH762

    So my sister is moving out of the state :( So we helped her move stuff out of her apartment. It was fun, but bittersweet.... Read more

  • Day 8 -- Four pounds, and...

    9/30/2016 9:08:06 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    A week ahead of when I intended to get I am one very happy camper 48 Looking forward to the last three months of the year...I should be at least 2/3 of the way to my goal weight by the time I was going to start working on it. ... Read more

  • My personal flipbook

    9/30/2016 1:31:51 PM, by IMSHINY

    SparkPage Visualization: "Today, picture yourself paging through a flipbook that shows the progression of your body from the beginning of your weight loss to the achievement of your goal weight. How does it make you feel to see yourself shrink before your very eyes? If you find yourself having tr... Read more

  • 7 of 100 -- Easy day

    9/29/2016 8:28:11 PM, by ANNE-IN-GTX

    Had planned to swim today, but that wasn't going to happen on five hours sleep!!! Walked instead. Got it done, and that's what matters...consistency is key for me! 311... Read more

  • Taco Thursday lol

    9/29/2016 12:45:28 PM, by SSMITH762

    I ended up making a taco inspired lunch today. It's ground beef with cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and garlic powder. Then the 'rice' is cauliflower, scallions, tomato's, cayenne, lime juice, salt, and garlic powder. then i added a some cheddar, a dollop of sour cream, and half an avocado t... Read more

  • SparkCoach Daily Visualization

    9/29/2016 12:17:35 PM, by IMSHINY

    "Today, focus on the feeling you get after a really great workout. Are you proud? Relieved? On top of the world? Exercise can be tough to get through, but the sense of accomplishment you get afterward is more than worth it-and so are the results! Keep that in mind during today's workout." Yeste... Read more

  • Roommates a bit depressed

    9/29/2016 10:58:19 AM, by SSMITH762

    So my brother, who is also my roommate, has been a bit depressed lately because he hates his job and his boss. He quit his old job back in March to start this new one with the promise he's be managing a new company his soon to be boss was buying, but that acquisition never happened so he's bee... Read more

  • Vacation Day 1

    9/29/2016 9:59:54 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    First, please excuse any typos, grammar, formatting and especially weird autocorrect word changes. I am typing this on my phone. Since I knew I was going to be navigating a sugary world once I left the comforts of my home, I opted to skip breakfast yesterday and go on an 18 hour fast. I had a... Read more

  • Hit a plateau, but plugging away

    9/28/2016 10:55:51 PM, by SSMITH762

    My weight has been fluctuating between 200 and 203 for a few weeks, but I rarely think about it. I'm happy with my progress and I like my new way of eating, so I'm not exactly tempted to eat crappy food again. 55 pounds are now gone forever. I'm over sugar to the point that I've had a twix bar i... Read more

  • SparkCoach Daily Visualization

    9/28/2016 2:36:26 PM, by IMSHINY

    "Today, imagine that you live in a world where scales do not exist. How would you measure your success? How would you know if you were healthy and fit?" How do I define my goals without considering weight? Well I want my knees to stop clicking and popping as I walk on stairs. I want to walk up ... Read more

  • Steady Sparking...

    9/28/2016 12:42:27 PM, by SARACYCLE

    My internal spark plugs got all gunked up and were not firing properly. The analogy would be like running a car that the engine needs some work, not all systems are firing properly and it needs a good check up, tune up and replace parts. Well, that is how I felt and then top it off with a few curren... Read more

  • Results from my Physical

    9/27/2016 2:16:59 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    I just got back the results from blood work from a physical a couple of months ago. I don't mind sharing the result with you all. When I first started Low Carb dieting, it was really hard to wrap my mind around eating fewer carbs and more fat. I had been raised during an era where we were told th... Read more

  • Change in Goals

    9/27/2016 9:14:18 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I'm changing my goals for the rest of the year. I knew September would be busy with work travel, vacations and my birthday, so I figured that I would be maintaining my weight through the month. I had planned to get back to work on weight loss in October, but I'm not sure how realistic that is ... Read more

  • house fire in Jan 2016

    9/26/2016 9:21:20 PM, by SKIPPYDOG

    I have a heck of a year so far. In Jan 24, 2016 our family home caught on fire. We lost everything. Our family cat Ursula did not survive the fire. We will miss her. She was such a good kitty. Our family dog Missy was trapped in the house fire for a long time. ... Read more

  • Gilmore Girls Fashion

    9/26/2016 9:49:21 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Something totally random for this Monday morning and a departure from my regular blogs. Anyone a fan of the Gilmore Girls from the dawn of the millenium? I ran across this article where a writer dressed like Lorelai Gilmore to gauge the reaction. Hilarious! I couldn't stop laughing! 24... Read more

  • Starting Again...With Weekly Weigh-In Photos

    9/24/2016 8:28:30 PM, by GOODGETNBETR

    This worked years ago in helping me stay accountable by posting these like entering all, or at least most, of what I eat during the day. This guy intends to meet the Fall 5% Challenge! Good luck to everyone that's participating. 381 ... Read more

  • Winning Formula

    9/24/2016 9:59:04 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I've had a rough week since coming back from my work trip. I've been getting up late, not having much energy, and been pretty lazy. One of my trouble spots in the past is that I do really well with a regular schedule of good eating and exercise, then I go on work travel or vacation, then don't get... Read more

  • Experimenting with some old hair extensions

    9/23/2016 5:34:28 PM, by SSMITH762

    Do I have a set of hair extensions that I never wear because the color never matched me after I started dying my hair. So I deciding to give them new life by bleaching them and removing the crappy clips, then dying them peacock blue and green and silver and applying them to my head as tape exten... Read more