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  • Pre-hibernation

    9/28/2016 5:38:03 AM, by SPARKY070476

    I just realized that I hadn't written a blog in five months, mostly because I haven't stayed true to the positive choices that helped me lose weight and feel healthier. I didn't go totally off the rails with food choices and lack of exercise, just didn't stay as strict as a I should have. With... Read more

  • The Big Gain

    9/27/2016 11:37:04 PM, by BMCC488

    This is going to be a bit of a hard post to type, but I want to get it out there so hopefully it will help me move forward. Since April, I have been battling with eating right and just hadn't had the mental energy to fight myself day-in-and-day-out. I tried off and on to get things under control, bu... Read more

  • Happy hump day

    9/27/2016 11:29:09 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed when my brother passed away it took half my heart and soul with him miss him so much hugs... Read more

  • We all have bad days...

    9/27/2016 7:14:11 PM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    Keep moving forward!... Read more

  • "I do not have to eat"

    9/27/2016 7:09:05 PM, by LIMOM2TWINS

    I do not have to eat - for someone that has a horrible relationship with food - I can honestly say that if given the opinion of being at an ideal weight but would not be able to eat again - just (thinking fantasy here) take a pill a day to get all the calories and nutrients I needed - I would sign u... Read more

  • Last time

    9/27/2016 4:24:26 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    I wish I had a dollar for every time I said I was starting over. Well today is the last time. I'm not saying I'm never going to have a bad day again, or that I'm not going to mess up here and there, but I'm never giving up again. There has been a few times in the past couple of years t... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    9/27/2016 1:35:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy! full sunshine and not too hot or cold outside. i am at the library getting some much needed computer work done. one of my online courses starts today. i have gotten started on it and i will be doing some more work on it in a while. my daughter says hi. this week, her... Read more

  • I Feel So Encouraged-And Some Thoughts

    9/27/2016 10:35:56 AM, by HOPERY

    This is just a quicky blog to thank everyone who responded to my last blog. THANK YOU ALL!!! I feel so encouraged that so many people came to welcome me back! That's why this site is the best. Today, I plan to start tracking my calories really well. I have a preferred eating style of p... Read more

  • Beck Diet Solution, dropout again!

    9/27/2016 7:33:11 AM, by WINACHST

    I cannot seem to get with this program; I keep dropping out.I am busy and the exercises seem to take too much time for some other things I ought to be doing. I am getting up earlier to try to get things done but still do not have enough time in the day for all that needs to be done. Hubby is n... Read more

  • Apple fact

    9/27/2016 2:48:09 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Caption reads: Did you know that apples are naturally sodium-free? Reduced sodium helps the maintenance of normal blood pressure. Another good reason to remember to have an apple a day!... Read more

  • Living in the New Apartment Now Woohoo!

    9/26/2016 7:47:21 PM, by BMCC488

    Thursday was move in day. We called a couple moving companies the afternoon before and told one we would call them between 9-10am on Thursday morning once we knew for sure what time we would need help unloading the u-box. Well, we called them but they never answered. At least twice, maybe even three... Read more

  • Crazy day!

    9/26/2016 5:02:06 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    In my status I posted my morning workout, in my blog I'm posting my afternoon Leslie workout and calories . After my lunch, afternoon Leslie workout and snacks and Oncor for dinner, I'm at 978 calories. Sparkpeople recommends 1200-1560. Sometimes I include ice cream to meet minimum. I'm GUESSING ... Read more

  • a rainy day

    9/26/2016 2:02:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started to rain here about an hour ago and it will rain for another few hours, at least. my daughter and i are both prepared for the weather today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i decided to pause the night school sessions i was taking, for a while. i have other stuff going on and i do not ha... Read more

  • You got this!

    9/26/2016 12:28:04 PM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    β™‘... Read more

  • Keep your BP down by doing hand-grip exercises

    9/26/2016 12:19:10 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Over on the Rookie Runners team, my friend, Minnie, shared an article about the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and in the article it also mentioned the benefits of doing hand-grip exercises. I'll give the link, and the section about hand-gripping is a bit of the way down the ar... Read more

  • Apple Papple Apful Puffle

    9/26/2016 9:23:00 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    This morning I printed out the first (12wk) scan of my first grandchild (yes! I know! squeaky shrieks of delight!) and the expression 'apple of my eye' popped into my head! What the hell does that mean?!!! Off to Google.................. The Urban Dictionary tells me it that in Old Engl... Read more

  • Have you noticed increase of food recalls?

    9/25/2016 5:48:51 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED
    fles-2/ September 2016 Recall of Kellogg Eggo Wheat Waffles - listeria Recall of Blue Bell Ice Cream - listeria May 2016 General Mills recalls flour because of E. coli There are plenty more: Read more

  • Starting over, and being brutally honest

    9/25/2016 4:12:44 PM, by HOPERY

    So, I'm back here on Sparkpeople. Why? Because going it alone didn't workout for me. Because I weigh more than I ever have as an adult, and I'm sick of it! Because Sparkpeople worked for me in the past. I have spent a lot of time pondering over why it worked, and I think I have some pretty g... Read more

  • Saturday September 24 and Sunday September 25

    9/25/2016 4:05:58 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Saturday was a great day. I got to do speed walking and jogging intervals, and I saw people of all shapes and sizes -- some at my starting weight, some have my shape and others at my goal weight. I heard two gentlemen behind me, they resembled each other they could be brothers, different accents -... Read more

  • Apple Strudel (with custard - yum!)

    9/25/2016 2:12:14 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Another recipe from Happy Herbivore Everyday - basically a tortilla wrap with apple filling - it is yummy! What could possibly go wrong with that? Well, I managed to burn the pan softening the apples! Not a good cooking weekend for me! But I caught it just in time - didn't spoil the end pr... Read more

  • Almost 12 lbs down -- success -- with some struggles too this week...

    9/24/2016 2:07:25 PM, by OASIS1223

    I've had a rough few of days of eating, and it's been a tough week. But being mindful has meant that my poor eating isn't as poor as it could be. And, the scale is still creeping downwards. I'm 11.8 pounds down, and am feeling like I'm in some control and have some success. Maybe getting back t... Read more

  • Allergies AND a cold

    9/24/2016 1:09:53 PM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    It was annoying enough to deal with fall allergies but with back to school, my kids have already brought home colds to the house. Ugh. No appetite at all today.... Read more

  • Baking Failure - tastes alright ;)

    9/24/2016 10:54:37 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Apple Fritter Cups - from Happy Herbivore Her recipes usually turn out fine - they sounded good! the only difference was that I used gluten-free flour - and ran out of Baking Soda, so used extra Baking Powder.......... two fatal errors no doubt! hmm, not quite like her photo - but ... Read more

  • Where on earth have you been?

    9/24/2016 6:31:27 AM, by ZELLAZM

    Hi, all! Since my last blog post, I've been here and there: 652 Naples, FL Atlanta, GA Nashville, TN Anderson, SC Jacksonville, FL... and back to Germany, namely a small town near Stuttgart, with Mondays spent in the Black Forest. 673 I went to the States at the end of July ... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/23/2016 1:05:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    another day with not too much planned. tomorrow, i am going to a mini high school reunion. i have not seen or been in touch with my old high school much. i plan to change that as of today. i have to admit i miss seeing and hearing from classmates that went to the high school when i did. i am also in... Read more

  • Post surgical running

    9/23/2016 11:29:34 AM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    It has been 7 months since my last run and 14 weeks since my hip surgery. I added running intervals yesterday to my 5 mile walk. No hip pain but my leg muscles were definitely tight and confused, lol. I was shocked at how slow I was running! I realize I am just starting back and I do have some pa... Read more

  • Huh?

    9/22/2016 11:41:13 PM, by WINACHST

    All of a sudden and I do not know why, but I am craving (and drinking) soda pop. What gives? I am not a pop drinker and have not had pop for years and all of a sudden I have developed a craving for the stuff. Maybe it is because this past week I had been working out in the yard and we hav... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    9/22/2016 11:50:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    enjoying some much needed solo time. my daughter is at school and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it's the first day of fall. a day of fresh starts and new challenges. fall is one of my favourite times of the year. the weather is finally not as hot and yet it is not too cool,either. a tim... Read more

  • Calories in. Calories out. CICO.

    9/22/2016 11:04:43 AM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    I see so many people arguing that CICO is just a myth and that it doesn't actually work for weight loss. It breaks my heart to see so many that put themselves through hell- elimating entire food groups, extremely restrictive diets, diet pills, diet shakes, etc...all to either not lose or gain it al... Read more

  • Motivation: I've done something harder than this.

    9/21/2016 10:25:03 PM, by LLAMAINGALOSHES

    I was running today-Couch to 5K, the last day of week 4. The 5 minute runs have been challenging, but I'm trusting the process, and trusting that my body will be capable of finishing. So far, it has been. But during the last 5 minute run today, I had a thought: "I've done something harder than... Read more

  • I forgot last week.

    9/21/2016 3:30:44 PM, by MINATHERED

    Sorry about that, folks. Not hiding or anything, just slammed at work and working crazy amounts of OT. Last week's weigh in was a loss, so yay! I am proud of how I handled this past Monday. It was a truly awful day at work. I almost cried. After work I took the dog to a nearby town and we walked a... Read more

  • Finally Got the Approval, Can't Move in Until Tomorrow

    9/21/2016 3:27:48 PM, by BMCC488

    We went in Saturday to fill out what needed to be filled out for the new management company... why they waited that long to have us do that part is beyond me, so irritating... So they sent it in and said they would hear back by Monday, or Tuesday at the latest. Then we headed up to our hometown abou... Read more

  • it's a wonderful day

    9/21/2016 2:21:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from a good friend of mine this morning. it definitely brightened up my day. my daughter says hi to all! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! a more mellow kind of day for me today. i do not have much planned and it feels so good. i try and have at least one day a week like this. it keeps me ba... Read more

  • Own it. Keep it simple. Get it done.

    9/20/2016 11:10:29 AM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    One thing. Just pick one thing to focus on today and give it 100%. 30 min workout? Get it done. Eating within calories? You got this. 8 glasses of water? I want you swimming by tonight. You are your biggest cheerleader. Give yourself the pep talk you give to others. Be your own role model.... Read more

  • One for the road?

    9/20/2016 4:47:00 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Smiley Apple Face: It had to be done! 334 In case you hadn't noticed, I've been collecting apples lately - I'm going away for three days and have quite a few apples left. Top row = Gala Next row = Discovery Next row = Cox Bottom row = Worcester The Discovery and ... Read more

  • Challenges update

    9/19/2016 8:55:21 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    My cousin Brandon's challenge: drink a glass of water before each meal and gradually reduce/eliminate soda. I'm overflowing with water and cleanse my system. I am noticing the more water I drink, the clearer my skin is, better hydrated. When invited out, I limit myself to one refill. When I'm at wor... Read more

  • weak moment goes on!

    9/19/2016 1:00:49 PM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Kick the is so yummy! Love the cookies and cakes... NO MORE ( only small amount on special occasions ) Treats not cheats! 15... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    9/19/2016 11:04:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    one errand completed. a few more to go and then i can relax. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Apple Rings

    9/19/2016 2:31:21 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I decided to dehydrate some apple rings - one little bag is the end result from four apples after the 70% water and 25% air has been removed! The flavour, however, is all concentrated in those rings and they are little taste-bombs! The only problem with a dehydrator in a small, terraced... Read more

  • I don't do sports the right way it seems.

    9/18/2016 9:23:37 PM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    I'll be honest, I have never understood the emotional investment people have toward their sports teams- The screaming. The anger. The know-it-all coaching from the couch. I don't get it. I'm all for watching but it is always just a game to me. I have no investment into if a certain team wins or no... Read more

  • Fall Challenge - Assignment #6

    9/18/2016 8:37:04 PM, by SCOTIANRUNNER

    Today's assignment is to list 10 reasons you want to lose weight. 1. I hate clothing shopping and I bought a lot of fun clothes when I hit goal weight. I'd like to wear them again. What do you want to change? I want to change how I reward my weight loss. Oftentimes, I find myself ha... Read more

  • a new week

    9/18/2016 2:00:33 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have a somewhat busy week coming up this week. i am also helping my daughter to fund raise for her school. that is not due back to the school for a while yet. i have an appointment tomorrow that i have to keep. i am on the go pretty much every day this week. i will be attending a mini high school ... Read more

  • I don't want to take a chance.

    9/18/2016 7:39:36 AM, by WINACHST

    I recently saw an article that the obesity epidemic has increased to 35% in four states.
    ty/ The trend keeps getting worse. The article states that 4 states have shown a decrease. My state is one showing the decrease, but I seriously think that is becau... Read more

  • Careful how you say this one........

    9/18/2016 1:33:02 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Cox's - only travelled about 150 miles from Devon to Cornwall. Loose, not packaged. Greengrocer, not supermarket. Don't they look handsome? I seem to remember their full name is Cox's Orange Pippins - though these days they just seem to be 'Cox's' - why do we shorten everything? ... Read more

  • You can do it.

    9/17/2016 10:55:19 PM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    Want to run? Want to fit into regular sized clothes? Want to play outside with your kids without getting winded? Don't underestimate the power and strength you carry within yourself. The only thing stopping you from reaching your dreams is you. Put yourself first and show the rest of the world ... Read more

  • Sept 17 Weekly summary

    9/17/2016 6:00:49 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    We had a great week this week. Got to the gym almost every day. Our training session on Wednesday was pretty intense but we are looking forward to our own workouts starting on Monday. Eating is still a challenge for us. Sometimes we totally forget to eat at all. Goals for next week: S... Read more

  • Apples with a strawberry taste?

    9/17/2016 3:21:17 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Worcester Permain - Worcester for short (for American friends this is pronounced 'Wooster') On the this apple is described like this: Named for its home town, the Worcester was introduced in 1874. The variety has a sweet taste and a unique strawberry-like f... Read more

  • A Little Bit of an Update

    9/16/2016 7:59:35 PM, by BMCC488

    Very late on Tuesday night, my mom made the last minute decision for her and my stepdad to go to my grandma's memorial service in Indiana. At first there wasn't going to be one per my grandpa's wishes, but either he changed his mind or someone changed it for him, and they decided to do it anyway. So... Read more

  • Making a difference in your life - is your choice

    9/16/2016 7:13:09 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED yesterday I was reading a blog on a book about no sugar for a year. hmmm, interesting. Reminded me of no china for a year. (I did that for a year. It was interesting and challenging) Then I came across this video of Suzanne Somers. I know she's been a champi... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/16/2016 2:47:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close. i am taking it easy today and not doing too much. i am still very active. i am just not taking on anything extra today. the weekend is finally here! hurray! going to see a movie will be just the break i need after what turned out to be a very busy week for me. my ... Read more

  • Fall Superfoods?

    9/16/2016 12:31:07 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    I don't think I'm a big fan of Fall superfoods. Read more

  • You can. You will. You must.

    9/16/2016 10:08:17 AM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    You can do this.... Read more

  • The lowest has been broken!

    9/16/2016 1:52:01 AM, by OASIS1223

    Today I did an official weigh in and was below my lowest, so I've lost a full 10 lbs and I saw a number I haven't seen in a while. It gives me so much confidence and I feel good to be finally doing something for *ME*, and I'm finally starting to see *ME*, the me that I remember. Plus, you wil... Read more

  • Apple Cheat!

    9/16/2016 1:21:16 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Is it an Apple? Is it a Bear? No! It's a Yo Yo! 334 It says it is '1 of your 5 a day' - that's a tall order for something weighing only 20g! What does that tell you? It's concentrated. The ingredients are 'apples, pears and a little green veg extract'. They bake 445g of a... Read more

  • a bright and sunny day

    9/15/2016 1:06:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    i printed out the movie tickets i won. they are for the movie storks. even my daughter is interested in seeing it. if she does not hear from one of her friends regarding a play date, she wants to come with me. if not, that is okay with me. i encourage her to keep up with the friendships she has and ... Read more

  • Questions 1-10 and my responses

    9/15/2016 11:44:07 AM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    I find it interesting that no one responded to question #8 or #10. Not sure why that is though. My responses: #1 cooking with soda. I never have, I never will. I stopped drinking soda in 2007; cold turkey. I knew it wasn't healthy and by 2007 I had to have it slightly frozen, in a slushy sta... Read more

  • Small Bump in the road (no pun intended)

    9/15/2016 9:13:07 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Hey Sparkpeeps! I had to take last week and this week off from the gym due to a small medical scare with the pregnancy, but if I get the thumb's up from my OB this Friday, I'll be back at it. I'm feeling good and hoping to get back into the swing the of things. Even though summer is drawing to ... Read more

  • Trail love...

    9/15/2016 7:42:59 AM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    I try lots of different exercises but my love for the trails always prevails. Hiking or running, it doesn't matter. The dirt beneath my feet keeps me sane and from getting any fatter.... Read more

  • Royal Gala

    9/15/2016 1:04:35 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Royal Gala - apparently it's 'Britain's favourite apple' - sweet & juicy. I find them a bit lacking in the 'sharp' - I like a bit of sharp to balance the sweet. However, after work last night, the local shop offered me an option of apples from Chile, New Zealand, or France. So, thinking of ... Read more

  • I love my state of MN.

    9/14/2016 8:50:55 PM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    I always dream about moving to other states after the kids go off to college but honestly, I do love my home state of MN. So many outdoor activities for me year round. β™‘... Read more

  • Fall 5% challenge commitment

    9/14/2016 4:23:36 PM, by SCOTIANRUNNER

    It's been suggested that this may help so here we go: Nutrition plan - on at least five evenings, I'll pre plan my meals for the next day. - six days a week, I'll ensure I track ALL my meals/snacks and stay within my Sparkpeople advised ranges. - seven days, I'll aim for 64 ounces of wate... Read more

  • Holding Steady and it's a WIN!!!

    9/14/2016 4:06:59 PM, by OASIS1223

    I've mentioned before that once I hit the lowest weight I've seen since before I conceived my 2 1/2 year old, I'd start believing that my metabolism isn't totally shot and it will let me lose the weight I've been carrying. I hit that weight last Friday, the 9th. I weighed in this morning and I'... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    9/14/2016 11:39:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a very windy and much cooler day here today. my daughter says hi! i feel that the job interview this morning went really well. i will know by this friday at the latest if i get this job or not. i am also awaiting to hear from a different place on whether or not i got the job there. i have a ph... Read more

  • Good Old Applesauce!

    9/14/2016 12:43:46 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    You can do so many things with applesauce. In low-fat, plant-based cooking, applesauce is used in recipes for cakes and cookies as a substitute for the egg/fat element. It's amazing really. Once you get the hang of the principle, you can use other mashed fruit to fulfil the same function - ... Read more

  • Still No Apartment Yet

    9/13/2016 9:34:35 PM, by BMCC488

    The apartment office was closed on Sunday as well, but we finally got ahold of someone at the office yesterday morning. They said the previous tenants took longer to move out than projected, blah blah blah. They're now getting the apartment ready. Turns out they also had a recent change of managemen... Read more

  • RRCA Run@WorkDay and Run@SchoolDay - September 16

    9/13/2016 8:12:30 PM, by TOJOHO2005

    The 11th Annual RRCA Run@Work Day and 5th Run@School Day presented by the RRCA is Friday September 16. Companies,businesses, running clubs, fitness centers, schools and other groups across the country are participating with planned fun runs and walks to get people moving. The Run@Work Day and Run@... Read more

  • OK!! YES I have Trust Issues................

    9/13/2016 3:22:54 PM, by LDYHAZ

    I don't trust myself. I don't trust what my body is telling me. What I am trying to do is to get "Over It". Here I am just over a year of living actively and eating better.( Ok a year of tracking everything that passes my lips, reading labels and studying the nutritional content.) I have bec... Read more

  • it's a beautiful day

    9/13/2016 1:43:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow morning, for a full time job. i heard today from another place i applied to. this one is for a 1 year position as a mailroom associate. I will be speaking with the team leader regarding this one on thursday morning. it feels like all of a sudden i am in demand work wi... Read more

  • Bring on the fall weather!

    9/13/2016 1:07:33 PM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    I love seeing the pop of colors starting along the trails! So excited! Crisp mornings, no bugs, colors everywhere, jeans and sweatshirts, and warm campfires. Bring it on!... Read more

  • Heaven & Earth Soup

    9/13/2016 12:43:42 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    In French, apple = pomme and potato = pomme de terre, which means earth-apple or apple of the earth. I used to make a delicious homely dish called 'Heaven & Earth' which was layers of potato, onion, cheese, apple - slathered with butter and milk and baked in the oven; undeniably delicious - b... Read more

  • Beck Diet Solution ~ I do not even know which day I should be on

    9/12/2016 8:20:05 PM, by WINACHST

    I just cannot seem to get into a routine that includes the tasks listed. On the positive, I am attempting to follow the principles that I have learned. Although, it seems to be in a haphazard way. All of a sudden, I remember something that I have learned, such as: eat slowly and mindfully. Whe... Read more

  • it's a nice day

    9/12/2016 2:52:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm out and about running some errands today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! my daughter is enjoying school and says hi. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • slow but sure

    9/12/2016 11:19:23 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Had a weak moment and ate cake... it was awesome! back on track today 104... Read more

  • Potlucks...we all know the struggle!

    9/12/2016 10:35:10 AM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    Yesterday we had a Goodbye Potluck for a coworker leaving our unit. Most food brought is grab and go since I work in a busy hospital unit and breaks are rare. Yesterday's potluck options: Pizza, cookies, cake, 3 kinds of chips, dips, get the idea. What I brought: Fruit bowl and Veg... Read more

  • see here for 5% Fall challenge info and link

    9/12/2016 9:26:36 AM, by FITFORMYKIDS

    Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s have fun, make new... Read more

  • Great (Grate) Apple!

    9/12/2016 7:41:01 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Yesterday I used two of those delicious Discovery apples to make a juice for lunch: apple, carrot, celery juice, blended with banana, spinach, green powder (spirulina etc) - they made the smoothie sweet and refreshing. One apple left! I've made myself a sweet little 'dessert' with 1/4 cup yogh... Read more

  • weight OYE!!!!

    9/12/2016 1:22:24 AM, by TIGERLILY56

    Ok stepped on the scale and I have got to say Robin it was disgusting I have never weighted so much in my life except when I pregnant. I could not believe that you let yourself get so out of controlled, why? I need to really get a handle on it or I will end up like my sisters I love them but I fee... Read more

  • Baby Gonabfit is here

    9/12/2016 12:17:48 AM, by GONABFIT

    Just wanted to share a few pictures! --it only let me load one picture from my phone :-/ the picture with the stroller is 2 weeks postpartum... He will be 3 weeks tomorrow! πŸ˜πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ΆπŸΎ... Read more

  • To a great Sunday!

    9/11/2016 8:43:54 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    Today has been a good day! We have figured out a training schedule and plan as well as a meal plan. This is something that is really hard for me. I feel like when it comes to healthy meals I am a bit dyslexic. But we are getting through it. I have read a lot in between football games, laundry an... Read more

  • a lovely day

    9/11/2016 1:57:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and enjoy. i have quite a few things to do this week, including picking up some movie passes i won last week. i like to enter contests and quite a few times, i do win stuff. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • a lovely day

    9/11/2016 1:57:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and enjoy. i have quite a few things to do this week, including picking up some movie passes i won last week. i like to enter contests and quite a few times, i do win stuff. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Finally Here in Our New City

    9/11/2016 12:19:48 PM, by BMCC488

    From the fifth day on the road, we were past the "honeymoon phase" of the road trip. There was plenty of irritable moments and some hurt feelings. I tried to stay as neutral as I could and not be caught up in anything with my parents, whether between the two of them or reacting to things here and th... Read more

  • Fall Reset

    9/11/2016 12:10:41 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    So far September is turing out to be a great month of positive changes for me and my family. Our youngest started college and FINALLY got her drivers license (last month) so we don't have to cart her around everywhere anymore. Eric and I have been back at the gym regularly and I've been consistent... Read more

  • 11-Sep-2016 Taking 5-Day Break

    9/11/2016 11:19:32 AM, by FATHINSN

    I decided to take 5 days 'holiday' from the 30-Day Bodyweight Challenge. First of all, today is my first period day and with the cramps and feeling too bloody, I usually take 3 days off from exercise. Secondly, tomorrow will be Eid Adha (one of celebrations in Islam and the peak of Hajj) so tod... Read more

  • Non weight related goals...

    9/11/2016 10:15:14 AM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    We all have weight related goals but what else are you working hard towards? Me? My best guy friends are taking me on a big backpacking trip next summer for my 40th birthday. I had hip surgery in June and I find that this big trip has been fueling my motivation to get stronger, lose weight, and ge... Read more

  • Apple Doh-nut!

    9/11/2016 2:12:51 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    If you've never tried peanut butter (or any seed/nut butter with a little salt) with apple slices, you won't know the pleasure this Apple Doh-nut will bring me when I have it for my Sunday snack later! I'm the kind of person who loves to layer and load my food. This was a concept I first ident... Read more

  • Long time away

    9/10/2016 10:59:57 PM, by TIGERLILY56

    It has been a couple of years since I was last here, That is sad, I need to get back to some form of eating and exercising in order to get healthy, My weight is out of control and I have not done any form of exercise for so long that it is awful. My poor body is still with me, I need to get back t... Read more

  • 2016 5% Fall Challenge - exercise commitment

    9/10/2016 3:17:41 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    It doesn't matter how many Challenges you join - unless you DO the work, you are not going to get the results. Our initial challenge is to commit to doing 30 mins exercise a day - real exercise. I already walk rather a lot more than most people I know - I walk for at least an hour a day just... Read more

  • 10-Sep-2016 Rest Day!

    9/10/2016 11:55:58 AM, by FATHINSN

    ... or to be accurate, lots of napping haha. Day 10 of 30-Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge. Another day I skip the 'burn out' day and spend more time in bed, either sleeping or reading lol Sometimes you just want to have a total lazy day in bed haha. Though, I did a few productive, not lazy activit... Read more

  • Question #9 - O.J.

    9/10/2016 11:48:20 AM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    Do you drink orange juice? Did you ever drink orange juice? I just found out this morning that the orange juice drinking is in decline and the industry is really suffering for it. I'm just guessing here that more people are drinking coffee instead. What are your answers and inp... Read more

  • a much cooler day

    9/10/2016 11:10:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    it will be raining on and off here throughout the day, with a chance of some thunderstorms later in the afternoon. that is okay with me and my daughter. she is meeting up with one of her friends today. more than likely, they will be playing indoors rather than outdoors. all of the birds say cheep,ch... Read more

  • Finding a good balance...

    9/10/2016 10:42:06 AM, by WNDRWMNJESS

    I eat, on average, between 1200-1300 calories a day. I have noticed recently that I am more tired and more sore after workouts, and not sleeping the greatest. The last 2 days I allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted- I logged it all but hit 2,000+ calories each day. What happened because of it? I s... Read more

  • walking

    9/10/2016 10:31:55 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    helps the scale go down 521... Read more

  • Discovery

    9/10/2016 1:27:24 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Oh joy! I found a bag of home-grown apples in the supermarket yesterday - Discovery! And they are DeLicious!!!! It's like drinking Champagne! Juicy, crisp, fragrant. Beautiful colour, glorious aroma, I could get drunk on them! and in the spirit of 'discovery' here's a l... Read more

  • Fitbit vs. Samsung

    9/9/2016 11:10:28 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    I own the Fitbit One and the Samsung Gear Fit 2. I will start with what I love, my Fitbit! I have used a Fitbit since 2009 or 2010 I don't quite remember. I've only used the kind you can attach to your belt buckle or put in your pocket. As much as I like my Fitbit One I have not found a Fitbit fi... Read more

  • What's in Your Pantry?

    9/9/2016 1:44:01 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    In the summer of 2014 I sold my beautiful home; loved the home, not the area. It sold much quicker than we thought it would. I miss a lot of things about that home. Then I rented two different houses in two years and there were many things about both I will never miss. Now that I have a new hom... Read more

  • Question #8 - testing

    9/9/2016 1:06:06 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    Do you ever get the feeling we're being used as testing guinea pigs with our food?... Read more

  • Empowerment & Fitspiration

    9/9/2016 12:46:58 PM, by DIANALAZZELL

    I found myself the other day admiring how strong a woman was in my yoga class. i didn't give a poop about her body, her physique, it's thin and average, but i marveled at what she could do. she was powerful. and in that moment i was free from the bull, because i wanted to be powerful too. i wasn't j... Read more

  • 09-Sep-2016 Another Accidental Comedic Act

    9/9/2016 11:31:08 AM, by FATHINSN

    Day 9 of 30-Day Bodyweight Workout Challenge. Pretty happy for many things today. First, my third weight in showed that I'm starting to have weight loss hehe. Second, had a short 15-min walk and no one got upset, yay (my attempts to regularly exercise always cause negative reaction from someone i... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    9/9/2016 11:12:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    i managed to get some online course work done this morning. then i am off to run a few errands. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i have another job interview next week, on the wednesday. i will give it my best and go from there. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more