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  • May Mania Day 6

    5/6/2016 12:11:46 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Report on Day 5: Strength training: Upper body, 3 sets of each exercise, reps until failure Steps: 20,840 Floors of stairs climbed: 26 Day 6: More grading, more mania.... Read more

  • Yummy cabbage in the cockpot

    5/5/2016 2:39:51 PM, by SSMITH762

    I reckon we'll have tacos tonight for Cinco DE mayo, so I was trying to think of a delicious side dish and decided to experiment. We'll have to see how cabbage with taco seasoning will co. I added salt and pepper, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and lots of cumin. It smells divine.... Read more

  • Weighing In - When, How, and Why?

    5/5/2016 8:50:56 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 13 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and today's topic is weighing in. They suggest weighing in (1) once per week, (2) with the same scale, (3) at the same time, and (4) with the same clothes or lack thereof. Fair enough, but they're missing a very important element: even if on... Read more

  • May Mania Day 5

    5/5/2016 12:13:50 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    A report on Day 4: Yet another day of rain dampened the clothes, but not the spirits, of the May Maniac. Steps: 13,540 Floors climbed: 24 Strength training: rest day Coming up day 5: the exams are done, now it's just grading, grading, grading. Be manic friends!... Read more

  • App Problems.... #techsupport

    5/4/2016 11:42:02 PM, by AUSNBREEZY1

    Hey SparkPeep #techsupport Why does my app give me a blank screen when posting a new blog or hitting reply on comments sometimes? Here's a screenshot. Just a blank window with no keyboard...... Read more

  • Strength Training and Metabolism

    5/4/2016 11:12:50 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 12 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is strength training, and more specifically, adding variety thereto. For me, I'm just getting back into shape and it's important for the long-term that I not do too much too soon, and additionally, at this time of year I mainl... Read more

  • Infused water is yummy

    5/4/2016 4:03:31 PM, by SSMITH762

    Continuing to plug away at my diet. Finally wrestled one of the infuser water bottles from framily. They use it for juice and water since it's 32 ounces, but I bought 1 for each of us, so when my nephew dropped it at the sink to be washed, I claimed it, lol. Tomorrow I'll start Adrienne s yoga in... Read more

  • Look at This Crap Cheerios Is Trying to Pull

    5/4/2016 8:45:08 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    "Now, we're talking about a much bigger serving size: 55 grams. This new-and-improved Cheerios iteration delivers 7 grams of protein and 17 grams of sugar at this enlarged serving size. To compare the two, I adjusted the original Cheerios numbers to reflect a 55 gram serving. Just for fun, I ad... Read more

  • May Mania Day 4

    5/4/2016 7:00:27 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    First a report on Day 3: Tuesday was the first day of May here it didn't rain. Took Sasha for a long walk in the stroller and finished the day with: Steps: 24,146 Floors climbed: 21 Strength training: core workout Day 4 will be a rest day from strength training. It will also be b... Read more

  • Fiber- and Water-Rich Foods Suppress Hunger

    5/3/2016 7:57:10 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 11 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject of the day is battling the constant feeling of hunger by adding fiber- and water-rich foods to our diets. As I looked at the list of foods that are high in fiber, I'm doing pretty well in that regard although I think I'll add ... Read more

  • May Mania Day 3

    5/3/2016 6:37:44 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    I begin with a report on Day 2. It was another rainy day. I spent some of the day in the hospital. No, there's nothing wrong with me - I didn't even make a co-pay - it was for May Mania. Often when its rainy or cold, I head to the "big box stores" to get my steps in, but because May Mania is a... Read more

  • BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD!!

    5/2/2016 4:40:28 PM, by AUSNBREEZY1

    Feeling a little unmotivated today... Until after my workout. My daughter comes home from school and asks me, "Have you lost any weight?". I say, "Not sure..". She says enthusiastically, "Well, you look skinnier!". Best feeling in the world right there! Goal: 50 lbs by her birthday, 9/1 Lost: 1... Read more

  • Once again, time to get mad.

    5/2/2016 11:33:06 AM, by PLATINUMZACK

    I touched on this a while ago that I know I'm going to have to make this lifestyle change for the rest of my life, but that doesn't mean the part of me that is capable of reaching nearly 500 pounds is not aways waiting in the wings, plotting to take control as soon as I let my guard down. I have bee... Read more

  • What is May Mania?

    5/2/2016 10:11:29 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Fitness is a permanent change in the way we live our lives, not something we do for a time and then stop like a "diet" (as in "I want a bikini body by summer". Of course, if you ever saw this hairy old man in a bikini, you'd die laughing. Wait, am I digressing? Focus, Steve, focus.). But eve... Read more

  • New Cardio Ideas - What Are Your Favorites?

    5/2/2016 7:22:18 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 10 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is shaking up our cardio habits. My primary cardio exercises are the elliptical machine and treadmill in the gym and cycling and walking out of the gym. I'd love to find five more cardio exercises that I like to work in at lea... Read more

  • May Mania Day 2

    5/2/2016 12:20:33 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Results from day 1: Core workout, plus 12,592 steps and 32 floors climbed. Coming up on day two I'll be doing upper body ST. I'll have to work around office hours and giving a make-up exam but that's not a problem because I'm a May Maniac!... Read more

  • Paying Attention to Nutrients

    5/1/2016 7:58:28 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 9 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the assignment of the day is to ensure that we're taking in the right nutrients in the right ranges. My diet is already pretty well balanced, but I'm going to take this day as a challenge to read my daily nutrition reports more carefully a... Read more

  • May Mania Day 1

    5/1/2016 2:26:02 PM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Rainy day here, but that couldn't dampen my spirits for May Mania. Did core work today: farmer's walks, planks, mountain climbers, ab wheel, crunches and more. I'll post step and stair totals tomorrow. Mother's Day is coming up. I'm thinking of having this pic of Sasha printed and framed for ... Read more

  • Bicycling Summer

    5/1/2016 8:32:26 AM, by KATAPILLAR

    I've been working the night shift for 12 hours daily and only one day off. Now that the Callaway Nuke Refuel is over, there will be time to bike this summer. It rained almost every time on my day off, so had not gotten hardly any time on the trails. Last summer my longest ride was 35 miles and ho... Read more

  • Get Ready for May Mania

    4/30/2016 9:42:29 PM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Classes ended on Friday. Now there's a week of exams and a frenzy of grading and then it's summer. I'll have more time to play with Sasha and focus on my health. To celebrate I've decided to make a real push this month. I'll be stepping, lifting, tracking, and all those good things. I'll p... Read more

  • Ouch, skating can hurt

    4/30/2016 7:46:42 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I'm watching my 7 year old neice, 9 year old nephew and my friends 9 year old daughter today, so my brilliant idea was to make brownies and go roller skating. Despite it being 15 years since I've gone roller skating. The brownies went well. Delicious and the kids ate them, so I resisted the... Read more

  • Exercise Excuse Busters - What Are Yours?

    4/30/2016 2:58:09 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 8 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject of the day is exercise excuse busters. They recommend commiting to and scheduling at least 10 minutes of exercise every day for the rest of the challenge but since I've already worked exercise back into my daily habits (includi... Read more

  • 7 pounds down, 68 to go

    4/29/2016 9:14:01 AM, by SSMITH762

    Woot, so I weighed myself this morning and I'm down 7 pounds. It goes to show how giving up diet soda and fast food can help. I've only eaten out of the house once in the past two weeks whereas before it was most lunches and many dinners and I never ate breakfast. When I did eat out, it was a fam... Read more

  • Progress

    4/29/2016 5:09:02 AM, by RUSTY720108

    So i am still on the clean eating plan well into the 4th week and a few victories to celebrate. with the eating, I am past the always feeling hungry stage and I'm really starting to enjoy the food i am eating. My sins in the past week are 2 slices of wholemeal bread toasted, 1 small baked potato and... Read more

  • Week One is Done

    4/29/2016 3:23:34 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 7 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the task of the day is to assess how things are going and either to make adjustments or to celebrate. For me, it's definitely time to celebrate because, first and foremost, the challenge has helped me to be more disciplined about several i... Read more

  • Making Sure the Numbers Are Accurate

    4/28/2016 8:55:17 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 6 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is ensuring that our food, fitness, and weight goals are correct. The point of today is that as our weight shifts, our calorie-range also shifts and one reason people plateau is that they do not properly track their weight in S... Read more

  • Changing Up the Workout Routine

    4/27/2016 9:35:29 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is day 5 of the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is changing up our workout routines. As you probably know, the body, amazing creation that it is, adapts to exercise and learns to handle it more efficiently, that is, it burns less calories for the same exercise as it gets use... Read more

  • The Power of Tracking (Pictures of the baby)

    4/27/2016 8:24:21 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    I want to tell you about my recent experiences with food tracking. During my wife's pregnancy, I put on quite a bit of "sympathetic" weight gain. Then my wife gave birth to our son, Sasha, and I was still pregnant. In December I got my first ever smart phone (I'm not exactly on the cutting ... Read more

  • Not letting it control my life anymore

    4/26/2016 1:47:42 PM, by MJWITHTWINS

    I just stress ate my entire day's worth of calories in one gross and unhealthy meal. I decided I was done! I'm sitting at my desk feeling gross. I'm too full and have. Bad taste in my mouth and I just feel gross. So I picked up my phone and decided it was time to stop letting my unhealthy life... Read more

  • Portion Distortion

    4/26/2016 9:21:25 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 4 of the "30-Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the subject is portion distortion. The point of the challenge today is to pay very careful attention to the calories I'm taking in because, they say, it's common to measure cals carefully in the beginning but then to slip into "eye-balling... Read more

  • Have my cake & eat it too??

    4/26/2016 7:42:21 AM, by AUSNBREEZY1

    45-yrs old today... Here's to a healthier year. 🎉 On a diet on my birthday... Hmmmm. Shall I have my cake and eat it too? 🎂... Read more

  • Fitbit

    4/26/2016 7:35:59 AM, by MIKORZ

    I received a fitbit for my birthday this year. It's a great motivator. My goal is to walk 10,000 steps every day. I also got a puppy last October so taking her for walks helps me reach my goal. This week I walked 15,000 steps two days in a row, I think a few pounds have come off.... Read more

  • The 30-Day Plateau-Busting Challenge

    4/25/2016 6:26:19 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    Having finished the "Realistic Resolutions Challenge" last week, I decided to take the "30-Day Plateau-Busting Challenge." Today is day 3, and the following is my assignment: "For something so small, the scale sure can hold a lot of power. In any weight-loss plan, it is important to remember, ... Read more

  • Inertia

    4/25/2016 12:44:59 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    Having got away from regular tracking and blogging for many weeks, I'm finding myself working against a kind of inertia as I try to reinstitute the practice. I think the bottom line is that I have to assign the practice of tracking my nutrition and exercise a place of high priority and design... Read more

  • I have a blog

    4/24/2016 8:58:19 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    I have a blog. This is an entry in my blog. Have a good day!... Read more

  • Two Great Bike Rides in a Row

    4/23/2016 8:28:51 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    Well, I'm still way overweight and way out of shape, but my body is starting to respond to 31 straight days of eating well and exercising at least a little bit and sometimes a lot a bit. My average speeds have been embarrassingly slow and I'm still a little bummed to be excited about what I'm about ... Read more

  • Finally, a breakthrough

    4/23/2016 11:08:55 AM, by IRONBESS

    This has been a good week on the weight loss front. I ALWAYS stall at around 162 lbs and have been stuck there for weeks despite healthy eating and bike riding 2-3 TAW along with being more active otherwise too. Unseasonably great weather we've had for April has a lot to do with that. Yesterday, I w... Read more

  • Aging parents and worry

    4/23/2016 11:01:37 AM, by IRONBESS

    It's been a crazy week. But then it seems to be either doldrums or insanity :-) My parents are both in their 80s. Dad just had his 87th birthday. A few days later, he fell. He couldn't get up, Mom couldn't help and called 911. They both ended up in hospital because Mom had a panic attack with ... Read more

  • Finished the "Realistic Resolutions Challenge"

    4/22/2016 8:53:39 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    I finished the "Realistic Resolutions Challenge" today and I'm feeling good! Now I plan to find another challenge for the next month and I look forward to the process and outcome. Any suggestions? Hope you all have a great day.... Read more

  • This is my message to you: Don't worry about a thing....

    4/21/2016 11:29:14 PM, by VALERIEMAHA

    And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? -- Rumi 55 Bob Marley perfectly mirrors Rumi's Truth in this wonderful musical message: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYi5aW
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  • Time to step back

    4/21/2016 12:50:33 PM, by PLATINUMZACK

    Things are going along great, I'm dropping weight consistently every month, but I'm finding myself snacking. So much so that I have had a couple of occasions that flirt on the edge of full-on binging. I was looking at all but the obvious when it just hit me: All of the many miles of cycling and now ... Read more

  • Today's Agenda

    4/21/2016 9:20:07 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today's agenda: 1. Seed the yard 2. Do some house work 3. Go shopping 4. Get some work-work done 5. Go for an evening bike ride All in all, I'm really looking forward to this day!... Read more

  • Never, Ever Quit

    4/20/2016 11:41:34 PM, by MNCYCLIST

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  • 27 weeks, aka: 6 months

    4/20/2016 11:25:19 AM, by IGNATZ50

    Physically Still battling nausea off and on when eating solids. I am still on metformin. I still test my blood sugar every morning and am still testing at or near normal readings. I am still losing weight, though more slowly than before. Those plateaus can mess with my self-confidence... Read more

  • bit nervous about swimming tonight

    4/20/2016 9:57:58 AM, by APONI_KB

    Monday's master's swim workout was tough - a bit too tough. I really struggled. It was to the point where the coach asked me if I was ok. I passed it off as my having done too much on Sunday with the two hour long bike ride, but that was just the quick response. Maybe that was part of it. It c... Read more

  • Bonus Quote - The trouble is...

    4/19/2016 8:33:25 PM, by ICE9CA

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  • Going to Try to Get on the Bike Today

    4/19/2016 6:38:22 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    It's going to be a rainy day in Minneapolis. I'm hoping to take a bike ride in the late afternoon but I also need to go visit with a family whose elderly mother is dying. The visit is much more important than the bike ride but if the weather cooperates I should be able to do both! I sure hope so, be... Read more

  • Negative Calorie Monday?!

    4/18/2016 2:02:04 PM, by AUSNBREEZY1

    Thinking if I plan well... I may have a negative calorie day. Burned 1240 cycling today for two hours ... Love my bike. I only burn around 400 calories doing crossfit on the treadmill/Elliptical for an hour. I can do much longer workouts on my bike as opposed to on my feet. (I have bad feet.) ... Read more

  • There's Hope for MAN-KIND....

    4/18/2016 12:45:10 PM, by AUSNBREEZY1

    At long last!! There's a new hope for MAN-kind... Or may I say a KIND-man on this greenway. Today, as I climbed my way up the hill on my bike... A kind man gives me the thumbs up and says "GREAT JOB!" 👍😀 Not only did this bring a smile to my face, it gave me the "PUSH" I needed to make... Read more

  • Suddenly the Leaves Appear

    4/18/2016 8:37:51 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Spring has finally sprung in Minnesota (Minneapolis area). We lived in a wooded neighborhood and yesterday I noticed that leaves have suddenly appeared everywhere. I love this time of year for many reasons, the most of which is the sign of new life it offers. it's springtime in Minnesota and it's a ... Read more

  • Fresh Air

    4/17/2016 11:54:53 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    Pollen Palooza seems to be over. My sinuses and my cardiovascular fitness are deeply grateful. Finally, I can breathe and exercise freely again.... Read more

  • breast cancer diagnosis: one year later

    4/17/2016 4:12:09 PM, by APONI_KB

    one year ago today I got the news that I had cancer I'm trying not to dwell on every little milestone here but this does mark one year of being a cancer survivor. Because I can, I went on a little urban bike adventure. I stopped quite a bit to take pictures. I need to find a way to carry my "re... Read more

  • Cooking: A weeks worth of dinners!

    4/17/2016 11:34:28 AM, by MODDEDCOROLLA

    When I moved into my apartment on July 18th of 2015, I didn't even know how to cook, I'd seen my mother cook several times and especially the months before I moved out of my parents' place, I made sure to be in the kitchen to look at how it's done. Unfortunately for me, my parents don't have t... Read more

  • I weight myself every day, and that's okay.

    4/17/2016 9:44:34 AM, by PLATINUMZACK

    I keep reading all of these articles and advice to weigh yourself only once a week. If that works for you, then that is fantastic. I also see people get very discouraged after the weeks weigh-in because they "gained" 3-5 pounds. I would likely be one of those. The truth is, my weight fluctuated near... Read more

  • My Happy Wrinkles

    4/16/2016 12:34:24 PM, by AUSNBREEZY1

    Just posted a comment, "What do I do when I no longer have the fat to fill in my wrinkles?" That got me thinking about this saying. "If I Must Have Wrinkles, I WANT Happy Ones!" Losing this weight is going to make me so happy. I am certain that I'll add more happy wrinkles... and my years of hap... Read more

  • Another NSV!

    4/16/2016 8:48:35 AM, by PLATINUMZACK

    I love playing guitar. Heck, I even build some of my own! One of my challenges though was that my stomach was so large that it sat at an angle and my elbow was obstructed by fat rolls on my side making higher positions a real challenge on my wrist. I put all of my guitars away and focused on only pl... Read more

  • SUNSCREEN INGREDIENTS MATTER!!

    4/15/2016 11:22:56 AM, by AUSNBREEZY1

    Before playing in the sun and venturing outdoors on your fitness quests, please read my message... As a Skin C-Word survivor...or should I say Sun Goddess Warrior... I would like to spread awareness to the importance of good sunscreens and the ingredients to avoid. My skin is fair & super s... Read more

  • Daddy-Daughter Time Today

    4/15/2016 8:27:15 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Our daughter is 21, close to 22, years old. When she was about three, I asked a friend of mine what turned out to be a life-shaping question. My friend Deborah was an only child of a pastor, and I was training to be a pastor and had only one child. So I asked, "Do you have any advice for me." ... Read more

  • A Small Victory

    4/15/2016 12:11:47 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Very hard, long, stressful day today - and I stayed almost perfectly disciplined with regard to food and drink...woo hoo!... Read more

  • Into The Great Wide Open: Celebrating 3 Years of Maintenance

    4/14/2016 10:12:03 PM, by DDOORN

    Thank you to everyone for all your SparkGoodies and SparkPage comments praising my third year of maintaining my weight loss! My apologies for delaying my heartfelt gratitude for your ongoing support! I continue to move forward in so many ways. One of my driving mantras continues to be from Mary... Read more

  • Too Long Away

    4/14/2016 9:48:45 PM, by PAMSPARKS

    I haven't actually been away, but I haven't been very active. I really need the structure though. My goal this week was to re-engage with a team, log-in everyday, and track nutrition and exercise everyday. I missed a day, but will keep at it. I can do this!... Read more

  • Face Yoga, Duck Lips & An Open Smile

    4/14/2016 7:15:53 PM, by AUSNBREEZY1

    Going to let my "Weird shine through" on this entry ... This is a fun quote I borrowed from a great blog that I read yesterday, "One Bite at a Time" by my SparkFriend LOTTICUS17. Now about my duck lips, open smile and this crazy weirdness that keeps me out of the gyms.... I refer back ... Read more

  • NSV!

    4/13/2016 10:50:16 AM, by PLATINUMZACK

    I'm officially in a 2XL shirt, down from a tight 6XL. That means I can finally shop in the normal retail sections! No more limited and expensive selections of the Big and Tall corner of the store for me!! Only one more shirt size to go. Back when I was a young adult and in pretty good shape, XL was ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving

    4/13/2016 5:53:46 AM, by MNCYCLIST

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  • WARNING! You Just Bought Hot Pockets!

    4/12/2016 12:18:44 PM, by PLATINUMZACK

    Hahaha! If you haven't listened to Jim Gaffigan joke about Hot Pockets you should!! Just a quick win for today: 485 doesn't come easily. I used to eat up to 3 boxes of Hot Pockets a night! Well, fast forward 9 months and the last box of chicken pot pie hot pockets I bought has been sitting... Read more

  • Trusting the Unknown to God

    4/12/2016 7:29:21 AM, by MNCYCLIST

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  • The inward and outward journeys intersect

    4/11/2016 10:07:13 PM, by VALERIEMAHA

    Anam Thubten www.dharmata.org I expected to WAKE UP this morning totally ENLIGHTENED after the yoga workshop last weekend and the meditation retreat this weekend! So much for "expectations." The visit of California-based Tibetan teacher Anam Thubten began with a Friday night talk at... Read more

  • Three Month Recap: 1/7 through 4/7

    4/11/2016 12:27:58 PM, by ETCHEDINGARNET

    I once again fell off the wagon after a summe, autumn, and winter of nothing but studying, job searching, and stress eating. But I have picked myself up and dusted myself off. On January 3rd, for my birthday present to myself, I got a gym membership and sessions with a personal trainer (it's a good... Read more

  • New? The sad truth about finding encouragement.

    4/11/2016 10:37:07 AM, by PLATINUMZACK

    I had to come to the realization a while back that all of you folks on here were not here to offer me support. What? I know, right. Just like every aspect of life, you get what you put in. I have a small group of folk on here now that I keep up with and it is great because we all know that most fami... Read more

  • True Character

    4/11/2016 9:27:45 AM, by MNCYCLIST

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  • Sasha goes for a hike (photos)

    4/10/2016 3:19:18 PM, by TAICHIDANCER

    We took Sasha for a hike around Goose Pond. We saw evidence of beavers but from the current year ... So maybe the beavers have moved on. Goose Pond was pretty as always. Sasha with Mama and Baba. Near the end of the hike we came across these sla... Read more

  • Week 14: The halfway point

    4/9/2016 8:24:44 PM, by MODDEDCOROLLA

    So, I'm pretty much halfway my goal, I was hoping to have made more progress by now but stress and a severe food poisoning have kept my weight going up and down for the last month and a half. The stress is something I'll have to deal with until May, and I've only just recovered from the food po... Read more

  • made it through my first week of master's swim

    4/9/2016 11:49:39 AM, by APONI_KB

    Monday was the first time I met with the master's swim group at the Y. I was a little nervous because up to now I've only managed to put in half an hour and this was an hour long workout. There are four lanes and I got in the slow one and thankfully was not the slowest one out there. I hung in there... Read more

  • Week long funk

    4/9/2016 10:24:06 AM, by PLATINUMZACK

    I don't know what happened. I'm humming along and all of a sudden I don't feel like riding. Not only that, but the day I made myself ride it was miserable the last 12 miles and my energy was zapped. I didn't feel great yesterday and although I want to go riding today I'm feeling light-headed. Not a ... Read more

  • Love One Another

    4/9/2016 8:28:52 AM, by MNCYCLIST

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  • Sweet Destructive Lies

    4/8/2016 11:02:17 AM, by PLATINUMZACK

    I'll just go ahead and throw out that I am a Christian and I do believe in an enemy that wants our demise. This becomes so apparent when we look at the self-destructive behavior of humans. We are so beholden to quick pleasure. There is nothing really wrong with this extra slice of cheesecake, and on... Read more

  • Love Them Super-Foods

    4/8/2016 10:01:52 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    To help get myself back on track, I'm taking the Realistic Resolutions Challenge. Today is Day 16 and it's about super foods. One of the suggested articles is entitled "Over 100 Super Foods for a Super You" and it contains a very helpful chart of foods by category: vegetables, fruits, proteins, calc... Read more

  • If Soda Commercials Were Honest - Honest Ads

    4/7/2016 4:06:01 PM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    So funny! http://www.youtube.com/watch
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  • Reebok announced that it'll no longer be selling soda at its headquarters. Why?

    4/7/2016 3:10:50 PM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    Reebok announced that it'll no longer be selling soda at its headquarters. Why? Here's President Matt O'Toole, "The goal for us here at Reebok is simple - to be the very best fitness brand in the world and to inspire everyone who touches our brand - consumers, fans, and employees - to reach the... Read more

  • Tired but pressing on

    4/7/2016 8:44:38 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    I've been changing my habits in recent days for the better and that's a good thing, but the new exercise regimen is leaving me exhausted. I might be doing too much too soon, but one way or the other I feel like a ran into a wall today. I can deal with being tired but the problem is that I want so mu... Read more

  • I DID IT!

    4/7/2016 1:03:37 AM, by VALERIEMAHA

    I survived an intense weekend with almost 12 hours of hatha yoga from a demanding, precise teacher, along with 21 others students! I think my persistence with strength and aerobic training helped me, especially with more difficult asanas such as the shoulder stand. Here are a few photos, though sinc... Read more

  • Great Bike Ride Yesterday; Taking Another Today

    4/6/2016 12:56:03 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    Yesterday I wrote about the weather and how I was whining about it. Well, I pushed through the whining, put several layers of clothes on top and bottom, and headed out to ride for an hour in 38 degree weather with 15-20 mph SE winds. It's was kind of chilly, but with all of my layers it really wasn'... Read more

  • I'm actually following a diet properly

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