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  • Happy Palm Sunday

    3/29/2015 7:37:57 AM, by KLMEIRING

    It snowed again yesterday. I woke up and looked out my window and discovered a fresh layer of snow on everything.... Read more

  • Small Victory!: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 20

    3/29/2015 6:38:08 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    I weighed myself this morning, and I've lost 1 pound! To some, a pound may be insignificant, but FOR ME to lose a pound is like hitting the lottery! I'm so happy! 9 YESTERDAY'S RECAP: I got my Fitbit steps in, stayed within my calorie range, and I managed to even do a little hula hooping... Read more

  • Gods Day

    3/28/2015 11:47:04 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Relax and enjoy his blessed day sending light love joy and prayers hugs... Read more

  • T25 Alpha phase is done!!

    3/28/2015 11:07:49 AM, by KDOO82

    Well its official! I actually finished something, fitness wise. It is a spectacular feeling for sure. I have been using an app on my iphone that allows me to check off the workouts and see the percentage done. It was awesome to see 100% this morning. I know there are always loads of question... Read more

  • Update

    3/28/2015 8:28:08 AM, by KLMEIRING

    I am so relieved! How right you were MSLZZY! It was painful to have the stitches removed. The surgeon said that I am a very good healer. Apparently the healing is so good that that made the process a little more painful, but I am so relieved that the stitches are out! And... the even better new... Read more

  • What's working: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 19

    3/28/2015 5:57:30 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    So, I'm just 101 days from my French Caribbean vacation. I made a promise to myself that I would be bikini ready by the time I got there. After all, the last time I went a few years ago, I was in tip top shape. I was even told by some Caribbeans (who are probably some of the youngest looking people... Read more

  • April goals

    3/27/2015 2:33:32 PM, by EVRLNGFOO

    March went ok, but the last couple weeks have been awful! i need to turn things around in april or i'm afraid i'll get caught up in the summer craziness and find myself gaining back a lot of the weight i've gained. yesterday i researched binge eating disorder and discovered i quite possible ha... Read more

  • Day 5

    3/27/2015 12:56:26 PM, by SANA0825

    Made it all week! So proud of myself for making the right changes. I prepped extra lunch meals in case I am tempted to indulge at any point this weekend. Today is my bf's son's birthday, he turned 6 :) I was all excited and baked him an organic chocolate cake with strawberry cream cheese frost... Read more

  • 10 Reasons

    3/27/2015 9:49:01 AM, by KIM_POSSIBLE77

    I have an assignment for one of the Challenge groups I'm in and that is to write down 10 reasons I want to lose weight. So here are my reasons in no defined order.... 1) Self Confidence.....I want this back. Losing weight won't give this to me automatically. However as I get stronger and the mo... Read more

  • I am back and with a vengence

    3/27/2015 9:28:28 AM, by KDOO82

    I have done this trying to lose weight thing for far too long. 2015 is my year to say good friggin bye to the 200 lb club and never look back. IT WILL HAPPEN!!! I was much lower, but when my mom passed away at the end of January from cancer... I just gave in. I ate whatever I wanted, and did ... Read more

  • Today's Plan

    3/27/2015 8:57:26 AM, by KLMEIRING

    I am looking forward to getting my stitches removed this afternoon. 224... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/27/2015 8:43:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! I really enjoyed my day off yesterday. i will make having that day off a priority from now on. it is so worth it. other than working tomorrow afternoon, i do not have any specific plans for the weekend. i know that my daughter will be soooooo happy to see all the prese... Read more

  • First my daughters and now my grandson...

    3/27/2015 8:27:03 AM, by WINACHST

    Think I look like this lady: And I often hear, "There is Grandma" whenever she pops up on the screen... Read more

  • 'Mini Me Support': The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 18

    3/27/2015 5:55:34 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    (Me and the Mini Me in November 2014) 129 I just gotta give kudos to my daughter, affectionately known as the 'Mini Me' by EVERYBODY. She teases and taunts me ALL THE TIME about 'being fat' and 'getting old'. It's okay--I pay her absolutely NO ATTENTION at all about this lol.... ... Read more

  • Today's Mix

    3/26/2015 7:10:21 PM, by KLMEIRING

    Today was a mixture of highs and lows. Nothing that I could have foreseen. I just feel as though I have really lived today.... been engaged in the process of living. Does that make any sense to anyone?... Read more

  • Day 4

    3/26/2015 3:01:35 PM, by SANA0825

    Day four and going strong! Last night I wanted some chocolate soooo bad, but instead had a clementine and the urge went away :) 244 I'm very proud of myself, this weekend will be my first weekend on this lifestyle so I am hoping for the best. WISH ME LUCK! 334 -Neela... Read more

  • Starting over after a Tough Cookie Season

    3/26/2015 2:33:25 PM, by GETTINGFITMOMMY

    I fell off the exercise and nutrition wagon for about a month and a half from the stress of Cookie Season. I only regained about 5 pounds, so I didn't slide too far. It was mostly exercising that slid. I ate out more often, but chose healthy options. This was my first Cookie Booth Season and... Read more

  • Week #1 (Starting Over) 3/23/2015

    3/26/2015 2:25:42 PM, by PB_TURTLERUNNER

    Things about me 1) I'm not a Blogger I've been on this roller coaster longer than I care to admit to my self and if I'd have stopped quitting on myself a long time ago I'd probably be where I want to be by now. How many times have we said that to our selves?!?! So I've been kicking arou... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/26/2015 1:38:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a much needed day off for me. i have been putting in a bit of extra time at work this week to make up for the hours i did not have to work last week. so i have less free time to pursue what i enjoy and to get some errands done. i will be working on my online courses tomorrow, as it will be the only ... Read more

  • i'm a binge eater?

    3/26/2015 1:14:49 PM, by EVRLNGFOO

    while attempting to buy a house a few years ago i found out i was an emotional eater. while waiting to find out if our offer was accepted i would feel so stressed and just kept eating. i realized what i was doing and went for a walk. it was the first time i realized i was an emotional eater. i have ... Read more

  • Hobor Someone's Uniqueness Today

    3/26/2015 11:12:40 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden is: "Everyone has his own fingerprints. The white light streams down to be broken up by those human prisms into all the colors of the rainbow. Take your own color in the pattern and be just that." --Charles R. Brown We are often amazed at how different members of th... Read more

  • It's Getting Easier!: The 'Bikini Neanie' project, Day 17

    3/26/2015 9:52:57 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    We are all creatures of habit. Our comfort zones are so safe and certain. However, if we want to experience life and things on a different level, we have to make some changes. IF ONLY it were easy to change our behaviors! Sometimes, it's just not. However, if we mentally tell ourselves over an... Read more

  • Weekend is almost here!

    3/26/2015 8:36:47 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    What's good Sparkpeeps! Today is my "Friday" in the office so I'm ready for a nice 3-day weekend. Don't have much planned. Saturday is my turn to host the group run in my running group (Southern Maryland chapter of Black Girls Run). It will be my first post-marathon run. Looking forward to nice... Read more

  • The Black Hole

    3/25/2015 8:51:25 PM, by IMAVISION

    20 40 24 20 40 24 20 40 24 20 I found this both sad 46 & funny 246! Hope viewing it tickles your funny bone! It sure did mine! 100 20 40 24 20 40 24 20 40 24 20
    ck-hole/ 20 40 24 20 40 24 20 40 24 20... Read more

  • Races I'm interested in

    3/25/2015 4:51:53 PM, by PALMETTO_DEWBUG

    Leprechaun-A-Thon 5K Rubber Duck Derby 5K Hot chocolate race (any length) Disney World races (any length) Rock 'n' Roll Half or Full marathon in Liverpool, England! or Madrid, Spain! or Dublin, Ireland! ... Read more

  • Good Days: Make It All Worth It

    3/25/2015 4:14:40 PM, by MRAMBLES

    Today is a good day. All too often, I have "bad" workout days and it influences the rest of the day. You know, those days where the run didn't feel good because you get a ton of side stitches or just feel drained/lackluster. Maybe it's my disposition, but I tend to have more negative workout days th... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/25/2015 11:43:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,mild spring day here today. my daughter has grown some more. now she is a bit taller and she now takes a different size in shoes. she is counting down the days until her birthday. my sister and her husband are coming down for a visit on sunday afternoon and they definitely have something... Read more

  • Carpe Diem!: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 16

    3/25/2015 10:26:10 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    You know how it is said that you should always 'listen to your gut' and 'follow your first mind'? Well, my intuition is telling me to take this day and get my fitness in EARLY. So, I am up, up, and at 'em, and I'm about to get dressed and go for a walk.... a LONG walk. I'm in the mood to do 5 ... Read more

  • Be One with Nature

    3/25/2015 8:43:01 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden is: In wildness is the preservation of the world. - Henry David Thoreau Nature confronts us with its beauty in a flower or a furry animal. The awesomeness of nature is in a lightning bolt or a majestic mountain. Every variety of tree has its own uniquely textured bark... Read more

  • Time to get HIIT!

    3/25/2015 8:42:25 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Morning Sparkpeeps! Happy Humpday! Going back to my weekly HIIT class after taking 3 months off during my marathon training. It's going to be brutal getting back into it. Wish me luck! What's on your fitness agenda for today?... Read more

  • My First Blog Ever

    3/24/2015 10:09:18 PM, by IKANDO2

    Well after a couples of years of seeking advice, ideas, and encouragement from other members blogs, I have decided to write my own. So here goes nothing.... Everyone is at a different point in their personal weightloss journey. Some are just starting, some have reached their fitness goals and are no... Read more

  • These look familiar... (NSV)

    3/24/2015 3:33:37 PM, by GONABFIT

    Hey everyone! I hope everyone is doing well! Work has been beyond hectic this year (since July). Hectic isn't the right word but... it'll do for now. ;-) I've been working to maintain my sanity and health while working waaaayyyy too many hours and staying up all times of the night to get things... Read more

  • March 24, day 2

    3/24/2015 12:18:24 PM, by RUNNINGWILD

    Today's plan: Breakfast - coffee, banana, toast w/peanut butter Snack - Greek yogurt & almonds Lunch - tuna sandwich & salad Snack - apple & cheese Dinner - salad & pork loin Workout - Run + yoga Other goals - 64 ounces of water Dog walk ... Read more

  • March 24, 2015

    3/24/2015 12:02:17 PM, by ANEWCARI

    Wow, it's been a really long time since I've been on SparkPeople! But I'm back now, and time to track and blog to update everybody! :-) My last blog was about a new hobby- endurance riding with my neighbors horses. Well, I did my first endurance ride, and we placed first!!! I loved it so much I... Read more

  • Sweaty Betty ad models that I am seeing today

    3/24/2015 11:20:08 AM, by WINACHST

    Has anyone seen these ads that are popping up on SP today? Is it just me or do these models look sickly and very unhappy? I was looking a Vogue magazine while waiting for hubby at the doctor's office and the models in that magazine looked terrible, not glamorous at all. Too skinny, it looked like my... Read more

  • Chronic Snooze Hitter

    3/24/2015 11:02:23 AM, by MRSYATES84

    I am notorious for pushing my alarm till the last minute and it is because I insist on staying awake till past 10:00 p.m. some nights. I really need to work on bed by 9 p.m. and up by 6:15 a.m. or even 5:15 a.m. on the mornings I want to run. Anyone have any tips for a chronic snooze hitter? A... Read more

  • Coffee makes me feel bloated

    3/24/2015 10:27:37 AM, by WINACHST

    I enjoy my coffee time in the morning. It is my "me" time. No one talks to me til I am done with my coffee. However, today I noticed that I get to feeling bloated after I am done. I need to start to wean myself from coffee. I am currently drinking "6" cups water with 3 tablespoons grounds. Thi... Read more

  • Rest day!! **happy dance**

    3/24/2015 8:26:29 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Hey Sparkpeeps! Tuesdays are usually our planned rest day. So I'm going to look forward to going straight home from work and putting in some time with a good book. Anybody reading anything particularly good that they want to recommend? I'm good with everything except Sci-Fi, it bores me. lol ... Read more

  • Sound Sleep Problem SOLVED!: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 16

    3/24/2015 7:18:47 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Once upon a time, here very recently, I used to have problems with sleep. I would stay up late, sleep horribly, and feel so down, unrested, and stressed when I awoke the next day. I tried taking melatonin before bed. That helped me to fall asleep, but I didn't wake up refreshed. I tried eating... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday

    3/23/2015 11:08:24 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Monday, March 23, 2015 ... Read more

  • Gratitude

    3/23/2015 5:21:58 PM, by KLMEIRING

    I tried to go back to work today. Wasn't able to make it through the whole day, but I am grateful that I did not stay home all day. It was good for me to get up and get moving. I ventured out for a few hours yesterday to go to church. Again... grateful that I did not stay home all day. It w... Read more

  • Goal setting

    3/23/2015 3:14:07 PM, by CRESIDA

    I'm not quite sure how to start this, and I don't have a before picture to put up today. But I need to take the time to really get this down. I'm currently at my lowest fitness point, and I've been struggling in other areas of my life. I'm currently trying to work with my husband to address a l... Read more

  • Measures and KCCC list

    3/23/2015 2:18:19 PM, by RUNNINGWILD

    March 22 through 27: Measures: weight & water KCCC list: Clinic email with route map Dentist appointments Eye appointments Clean fridge Empty litter box, replace sand Recyclable stuff to depot Run clothes - sort/fold/donate... Read more

  • The is where I begin (again)

    3/23/2015 2:02:49 PM, by RUNNINGWILD

    Today's plan: Breakfast - coffee, banana, toast w/peanut butter Snack - grapes w/cheese Lunch - sushi & salad Snack - apple & pretzels Dinner - pork loin, salad, brown rice Workout - BodyPump Other goals - 64 ounces of water Dog walk ... Read more

  • it's monday

    3/23/2015 12:56:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm catching up on some computer work now before i head to my job in a few hours. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and also say hi. i feel a bit better today, so i will go to work. i will see how i feel while i am there and go from there. have a wonderful day,every... Read more

  • Two Workouts

    3/23/2015 11:15:22 AM, by MRSYATES84

    Good Morning and Happy Monday!! I was thinking about getting up early in the morning and doing a run training session before work. Then doing a strength training workout after work each day. I thought it would be nice to sort of break up my workouts! Does anyone else do two workouts a day?... Read more

  • Back on the grind....

    3/23/2015 9:35:44 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Happy Monday Sparkpeeps! Hope you enjoyed the weekend. The weather was great so we hung out at the National Harbor and did some walking around, watched plenty of college basketball and lots of playground time. The good thing about having a 2 year old is that she ALWAYS wants to go outside so I ... Read more

  • One step forward, one step back.

    3/23/2015 9:06:36 AM, by DEPOTMODE

    I sometimes feel like I'm in some sort of loop I can't get out of. We got back from Disney, and bam! I'm sick again. I struggled with an upper respiratory something-or-other for a week, then went to the doctor last Monday. It's a sinus infection. This has been a rotten six months in terms of being i... Read more

  • Small Challenges, Big Goal: The 'Bikini Neanie' project, Day 15

    3/23/2015 5:20:39 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Now, I don't know if it's the Type A-ness in me, the drive, the motivation, or whatever you wanna call it--I just know that when I TRULY make up my mind to complete a goal, I will stop at NOTHING to see it DONE. Case in point: this little 'Bikini Neanie' challenge of mine. I have 106 days left ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    3/22/2015 8:26:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like i have come down with a cold. no wonder i want to take it easy these days. my daughter says hi and so do the birds. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    3/22/2015 5:19:20 PM, by KLWALDON

    I am prepared for this to be a challenge and to be difficult. Getting back on track doesn't sound like a big deal or hard thing to do, but for my brain.... it is going to be tough. I ordered the Beck Diet solution at the recommendation of a fellow sparker and am excited to continue reading it. I ... Read more

  • Inner Guidance

    3/22/2015 4:35:55 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden is: I play while I work and I work while I sleep. I depend on the functioning of my subconscious imagination to do my work. --Edith Shannon Our minds are never at rest. It's rather nice to know that someplace within we remember everything that caught our attention; ... Read more

  • seems legit.

    3/22/2015 3:52:20 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

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  • Special Sunday

    3/22/2015 1:42:44 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, March 22, 2015 ... Read more

  • Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment (Not a Diet!)

    3/22/2015 12:57:54 PM, by ZELLAZM

    This is the second of two pre-challenge activities we're asked to do. I usually just wait and jump in when the challenge starts, but I need to get started NOW, so have decided to work on these as they're posted in the 5% Challenge Community. By the way, lots of the teams have filled up already... Read more

  • March Madness

    3/22/2015 11:40:39 AM, by JODROX

    No, not basketball. LIFE! Life is fantastic! Many wonderful things are happening in my life right now. And... Life is stressful! Several serious problems are also happening in our lives right now. And... Life is BUSY. Omygosh we are tooooo busy! So. I'm not doing GREAT with my f... Read more

  • Celebration Time!: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 14

    3/22/2015 9:22:15 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Hey Sparkfriends! I found 7 things to celebrate this morning! 334 1. I am alive and been given another opportunity by God to make the most of my day. 2. My two young adults are here at the house with me, keeping the 'old lady' company this weekend. 3. I've lost 4 pounds, accord... Read more

  • Just a memo to me

    3/22/2015 6:28:22 AM, by EYOLA3

    Starting Weight: 151 (3/14/2009) [2015] March 130 [2013] March -- 127.2 (BMI:23.4) Waist /Hips 36.2/Thigh 21.8/Upper Arm 11 Calf 14.1/Neck 12.5 [2011] Jan --121.4 (BMI:22.2) W 25.1/H 35/T 21.6/UA 10.6/C 14.1/N 12.4 Feb --122.5 (22.4) W 25.5/H 35/T 21.2/UA 10.6/C ... Read more

  • Antsy

    3/22/2015 4:24:43 AM, by LOVEBUZZED

    I need to vent a little. This month has been especially rough for me mentally and physically. It all began with a shoulder injury. I went in to see my doctor and started taking an anti inflammatory. I would have gone without & dealt with the pain if I new the side effects would cause me to end u... Read more

  • Feeling Grateful

    3/22/2015 2:15:28 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Thank you for the prayers and get well wishes. I am feeling a little better one day at a time and I am feeling very grateful for that. 304... Read more

  • Day 21 of SparkStreak

    3/21/2015 10:28:09 PM, by WANDAC2013

    15 minutes on bike...ate ok...WENT BACK TO CHURCH!!!!!!!!!!... Read more

  • It's all about perspective

    3/21/2015 8:04:35 PM, by PINKIE78

    Perspective is my word for today. It's the difference between disappointment/frustration in the moment and seeing the big picture with a peaceful heart. I had just a very minor setback today, which resulted at first in disappointment/frustration, but now I'm choosing the big picture and th... Read more

  • Perseverence

    3/21/2015 5:15:22 PM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    In the beginning of an effort, rewards come quickly, frequently and are more easily earned. As you progress in anything you do, the rewards are harder to come by, fewer and further apart and take much more effort to earn. But that's when you dig in and do your best work because the payoff that's com... Read more

  • Making the Best of a Tough Situation

    3/21/2015 2:26:23 PM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    Since I've been back on my night meds, the night time sleep-walk go-find-sugar-to-eat has been a challenge!! My husband keeps a lot of junk food in the house. It's stuff I wouldn't even look at during the day when I'm in my right mind, but when I get back up and wander looking for sugar, it is wha... Read more

  • Special Saturday

    3/21/2015 2:02:06 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, March 21, 2015 ... Read more

  • Mar 21: Doughnut Maroon 5

    3/21/2015 8:54:42 AM, by FATHINSN

    Whenever we made homemade doughnuts, usually I will be kneading the dough and mom will cook them. Today, however, as my mom wasn't around, I had to do from A to Z *gasp! I'm in Maroon 5 mood lately so I played, their songs from album "It Won't Be Soon Before Long", sang along lyrics that I knew... Read more

  • Dealing With Maipulators

    3/21/2015 7:32:12 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden is: Even if you understand and follow all of the rules for more effectively engaging manipulators, life with them is not likely to be easy. --George K. Simon Jr. Sometimes they want something. Sometimes they want someone to give them something or to feel a particula... Read more

  • When the Doctor Becomes the Patient: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 13

    3/21/2015 6:38:01 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    I am a healthcare professional who truly enjoys what I do. I come across patients all of the time who come to my office with a myriad of specific health issues and dilemmas. When they come in, they always tend to: a) have a fear to come see me in the first place, and b) feel so ashamed about their c... Read more

  • Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

    3/21/2015 6:34:36 AM, by ZELLAZM

    Here's a link to the 5% Challenge Community Team where you can sign up if it sounds like something that would "spark" you. (If all goes well, I'll be a Firecracker again):
    64746 The challenge starts April 4, but we've alrea... Read more

  • Fabulous Friday

    3/20/2015 11:43:08 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Friday, March 20, 2015 ... Read more

  • 20

    3/20/2015 6:47:15 PM, by WANDAC2013

    Day 20 of exercise SparkStreak...did 4+ miles in just over 90 min....walked about .5 miles on shoreline in sand, then had to trek back up to path...over 600 calories burned :-)... Read more

  • Prayer Request

    3/20/2015 5:00:01 PM, by KLMEIRING

    I had outpatient surgery today. I am home now and the surgery went well, but the pain receptors in my brain have once again started to receive the signals that something happened to my body today that was not normal. My prayer request is for a speedy and complete recovery and for the pain to be mi... Read more

  • 100Days

    3/20/2015 12:34:38 PM, by 4EVERADONEGIRL

    Hey there SparkPeeps...If I told ya'll how many blogs I have started in recent history and never got around to finishing you would probably think me crazy. I've come on here at least a dozen times and typed at least a title and maybe a few words, then have gotten caught up in one thing or another an... Read more

  • Mar 20: Yay, Still In Weight Range

    3/20/2015 10:31:33 AM, by FATHINSN

    Every Friday morning, I will check my weight using a scale at my office (a colleague brought it and he left it when he moved). Today, I'm happy to report that still in the safe zone :D And as nearly always, one colleague who's in the same cubicle as the weight scale always be my witness of joy or sa... Read more

  • Preparation Celebration: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 12

    3/20/2015 8:10:37 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    So, it's been a dozen days now since beginning this fitness project. I can tell you that, overall, this IS WORKING for me! In the past 13 days, I've managed to hit my Fitbit step goal NINE TIMES. The remarkable thing about it is, I managed to hit my Fitbit goal even on some of my WORKDAYS, whic... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/20/2015 8:09:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! i had a great day off work yesterday. i look forward to the next one that comes up. my daughter sends hugs to all of mommy's many spark friends. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. i am taking it easy to start off my day. then i will be off to work later this aft... Read more

  • Tantalising Thursday

    3/19/2015 11:38:56 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 ... Read more

  • Jilliansbet

    3/19/2015 11:15:40 PM, by DROPTHEWEIGHT64

    anyone doing Jillian Michaels diet bet? I am pushing myself to get down 4% of my body weight. I have been working out daily, tracking food and sore but good Maria... Read more

  • Day 19!

    3/19/2015 6:28:36 PM, by WANDAC2013

    Gonna do 30 on bike a few minutes...walking tomorrow :-)... Read more

  • Stop and Digest

    3/19/2015 3:27:15 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Thought for the Day: "It's an esteemable act to stop and smell the roses." For years I diligently and faithfully read my daily meditations. I worked them into my routine activities, just as I shower, brush my teeth, and press my clothes. After each reading, I'd stop and digest the material, al... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/19/2015 12:33:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm enjoying a much needed day off . i'm spending some time with my daughter today. i am slowly and steadily adjusting to the job hours and other changes as a result. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello. it is a beautiful sunny day here. have a terrific day,all!... Read more

  • Mar 19: It Felt So Good To Giggle With Others :D

    3/19/2015 9:24:25 AM, by FATHINSN

    I rarely had a girl talk about how hot a guy is because I always feel a bit awkward talk about guys with girls because I feel like I'm like this too-itchy girl compare to them, haha. Funny thing is, it's much easier to talk about other guys with my guy friends LOL Anyhow, after work, I drop by ... Read more

  • Ready to Run! (Sort of)

    3/19/2015 8:45:51 AM, by MRAMBLES

    It's official! My husband and I signed up for this year's Media 5 Miler in June. I kept mentioning it with him and finally said "Look, I'm doing this. You can run or drive me there. Your choice." And so he decided to run it too. Okay, here's the history. We used to live in Media, PA, the cutest... Read more

  • Thursday Thoughts..............

    3/19/2015 7:58:30 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Morning Sparkpeeps! I'm ready for the weekend. Thank goodness this is my last day in the office this week. Not going to do anything too crazy this weekend, maybe get a few miles in so my legs can start feeling normal again. lol What about you guys?... Read more

  • Aargh! Self Sabotage: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 11

    3/19/2015 5:32:07 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Well, on a fitness journey, we know that we can sometimes fall down, BUT we do get up. I will NOT lie and tell you that every day is a perfect fitness and food day--it is not. Case in point yesterday: 248 1. Did I do 10,000 Fitbit steps on a workday? Answer: Sure did! MAJOR accomplis... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    3/18/2015 9:27:06 PM, by KNEEMAKER

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  • Mar 18: Playground 5-min In Our Office Ground, Yay!

    3/18/2015 10:00:57 AM, by FATHINSN

    Every Wednesday, I play Ultimate Fresbies with bunch of friends - colleagues and always new faces. But today, we play at grassy field just next to our office building, YAYYYYYYYYYY!!! It's a site of old building that was demolished years ago and there are plans to do something about that ground. For... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/18/2015 10:00:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through another day. a new day is now underway. i am taking it easy before i head to work later this afternoon. my good friend made some food the other day, so i can take it to work today. he is such a good friend. my daughter really enjoyed her sleepover and the movie the other day. she s... Read more

  • Hang loose, baby!

    3/18/2015 8:29:48 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Hey Sparkpeeps! Ever since Saturday's marathon, my legs have been SUPER TIGHT! The foam roller has become my best friend. I think I will invest in one of those "sticks" too. I had no idea what the post-event aftermath would feel like. But, I did manage to get on the treadmill for 40 minutes las... Read more

  • In the mood for very good food: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 10

    3/18/2015 5:50:41 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Hey! I'm gonna let you in on a little secret about me: I work in a branch of healthcare. Having said this, I do know and recognize (from an anatomical and physiological standpoint) the impact that eating the right and wrong foods can have on the body. I will readily admit the we healthcare professi... Read more

  • Love One Another

    3/17/2015 10:44:29 PM, by DYANNE4293

    "In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person." --Margaret Anderson The expression of real love is so easy between grandparents and children - and between good friends it passes effortlessly. But why is it so hard to share real love with a spouse ... Read more

  • Tremendous Tuesday

    3/17/2015 10:16:30 PM, by KNEEMAKER

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  • 2015 WOB Westchase 5K

    3/17/2015 10:05:57 PM, by MIRAGE727

    Another close friend, Fred, is also a Race Director legend in the Tampa Bay area. I support local races big time! Of course, in our area, most of our races are just as much fun and better than the $$$ big time corp cookie cutter races! In any case, this was a first time for me as I heard about... Read more

  • Day 17 of SparkStreak

    3/17/2015 7:02:20 PM, by WANDAC2013

    Bad on food during the midday but.....15 min on bike for 17 days straight of working out at least 15 min per day! Took the plunge and scheduled doctor app't with my Kaiser MD...ashamed and embarrassed by my weight and appearance...but doing this anyway...need the support and Read more

  • it's tuesday

    3/17/2015 3:06:04 PM, by MOMMY445

    happy st. patrick's day! a day to enjoy and celebrate. my daughter had a sleepover at one of her friend's place the other day. this afternoon, they are off to see a movie, her friend's mom's treat. she likes to have stuff to do on march break. i will be spending some time with her on thursday,just t... Read more

  • can i lose 5 pounds today?

    3/17/2015 1:28:41 PM, by EVRLNGFOO

    tomorrow is my first weigh in for my own personal diet bet. if i make my first goal i add $25 to my pot. on friday i was trending perfectly to hit this mark. then the weekend happened. i had my parents over for their birthday dinner of corned beef and cabbage. and beer. heh. i tracked everything, it... Read more

  • Measures for March 15 through 21

    3/17/2015 1:19:11 PM, by RUNNINGWILD

    207 WEIGHT!!!! AND the KCCC list: Redo taxes 248 Retold/put away run clothes Take recyclable materials to depot Track down yoga instructor for run class 248 Eye appointments Dentist appointments Cat litter (BLEH) Send out email and Sunday's map to runners 248 ... Read more

  • Mar 17: Another Sleepy Day

    3/17/2015 11:18:39 AM, by FATHINSN

    Honestly, I think most of my blogs revolve around I'm being sleepy LOL And as I'm being honest right now, most of the time it was because I kept falling asleep outside my bedroom then around midnight, either I woke up myself or my very concern mom woke me up - don't want nubile young lady falling as... Read more

  • Measurements

    3/17/2015 9:28:51 AM, by CHERRY666

    Weight: 175.2 - 3/17/2015 (172.4 - 1/22/2015) +2.8 Waist: 31 - 3/17/2015 (31 - 1/22/2015) +/-0 Hips: 43 - 3/17/2015 (42.25 - 1/22/2015) +.75 Thigh: 26.5- 3/17/2015 (26 - 1/22/2015) +.5 Calf: 15.5- 3/17/2015 (15.5 - 1/22/2015) +/- 0 Upper Arm: 12 - 3/17/2015 (12.5 - 1/22/101... Read more

  • I need to get out of this vicious cycle...

    3/17/2015 9:02:03 AM, by WINACHST

    I am struggling to get back to eating the way I ought to be to support health. I am eating too much junk. For the past 4 months I have been attempting to eat right, but find myself stuffing my face with junk food. It seems like every time I attempt to get back on track I end up binging on junk... Read more