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  • AYITL - Blog #61 - 5 Years!

    5/25/2017 12:54:59 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Guess who's been dating her husband for 5 years as of today? What a wonderful, beautiful, crazy, amazing exciting 5 years it's been! Our first picture! ... Read more

  • Bonus Blog - photos from my lunch-time walk

    5/25/2017 9:45:57 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I'm often talking about my nice walks, especially on the coast path - my favourite local walk - and I rarely have my camera; so today, I took my camera. I still find that my photos don't capture what my eye sees - how DO photographers do that?! But I know people like photos - so I hope you enjoy th... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 25

    5/25/2017 9:04:33 AM, by GET2BEFIT

    Goal today is to get my department head to wake up, smell the coffee and let me work. I don't deserve to sit in the cafeteria. That's NOT THE REASON I come to work. I come to make money and get out at the end of my shift. My landlord exterminated my apartment to prevent ants, hugs qnd m... Read more

  • Pleasing my inner child

    5/25/2017 1:19:07 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    What with being at home for 5 days nursing a cold, I haven't felt like having 'fun' exactly, but yesterday when I went shopping, I saw these toothbrushes were half price - I needed a new one, and I have a job to find small-headed, soft bristle brushes. So I listened to my inner child (who t... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/24/2017 11:52:56 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a loving and blessed day hugs... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/24/2017 11:52:55 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a loving and blessed day hugs... Read more

  • Words to ponder... "Slow Suicide By Spoon"...

    5/24/2017 12:18:03 PM, by LDYHAZ

    These were the words I read first thing this morning. Written in another blog. For me it was one of those "Light Bulb" moments. I then went out for an easy recovery run. My mind clears and thoughts just flow in while I run. My morning meditation time. I kept thinking of those words.. "Slo... Read more

  • Summer Weight-Loss Challenge

    5/24/2017 5:40:37 AM, by SPARKY070476

    Yesterday I was approached by one of my co-workers about participating in a summer weight-loss challenge. It's $20 to join, runs June to July. The company nurse will handle the weigh-ins. The winner gets 50% of the purse, 2nd place gets 35%, 3rd place gets 15%. The last time I did one, I came in... Read more

  • A benefit from not running today

    5/24/2017 3:54:11 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    As some of you know, I love to run. I'm not a fast or far kind of a runner - but I love that feeling of freedom, the wind in my hair etc. However, I've not been able to run for several weeks now - first because I developed heel pain, and then because I came down with a really heavy cold. I ha... Read more

  • Am i compulsive obsessive?

    5/23/2017 11:05:20 PM, by WINACHST

    Today was a good eating day, if and only if, you do not count the s'mores. I take one Hershey's chocolate bar and break it into 4 pieces. Place each 1/4 on half a graham cracker sheet, top with a marshmallow. Pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds. Place another 1/2 graham cracker on each. Then i ea... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 24

    5/23/2017 4:10:52 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    My goal was to have maintenance come remove my mattresses filled with bedbugs, get apartment sprayed, and that happened 9:45 AM central time. My doctor has told me I'm not contagious and ok to go to work, my employer is forcing me to stay home and refuses to listen to my doctor. This afternoon ... Read more

  • Adjusting my focus

    5/23/2017 2:45:23 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Having time off to totally rest (thank you Valerie Virus - I decided to make friends with her!) has brought up some unexpected thoughts and ideas. I don't watch TV at home, but at work it is on ALL the time! At home I usually listen to the radio, and most of the time it's the 'serious' Ra... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 23

    5/22/2017 10:49:44 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Weird I didn't set goals today. Somehow I managed to stay in my Sparkpeople calorie range, continue tracking my food and exercise. I do know something : without Sparkpeople I'd still have sleep apnea, mindless eating (I've never heard of it before Sparkpeople! ), yo-yo with weight, ... Read more

  • Bathing suit time!

    5/22/2017 2:29:37 PM, by GRATTECIELLA

    Are you ready for bathing suit season? I'm not. We recently went on a vacation to a beach resort. I packed my two favorite bathing suits with flattering ruching ... and discovered that, after 6+ years, the elastic wasn't working so well, and my breasts felt like they were down around my kne... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #60 - Underarm

    5/22/2017 1:00:13 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Before our trip to Puerto Rico I ended up with cellulitis - a skin infection located in my armpit. After 2 rounds of antibiotics it seemed gone. Two and a half weeks later BAM I've got something the size of a golfball under my arm. Long story short I wasn't heading back to the Walgreen's clinic - I ... Read more

  • Identifying Triggers

    5/22/2017 9:54:08 AM, by KIMBERLY617

    This weekend was a bust for me. After 14 days of clean, portioned, and planned eating I knew it was coming but I'm proud to say that I learned an important lesson from it. As a back story, my partner is a journalist who often doesn't know his hours or what his day will shape up to be like. Thi... Read more

  • We control food, it is not the other way around...

    5/22/2017 8:49:35 AM, by BOE4LIFE2

    Ladies and Gentlemen, for far too long some of us have lived in fear of FOOD. Why? I ask you this, have we forgotten our rightful place at the top of the food chain? Because that is where we are and belong, at the top. So why is this crazy man ranting about the food chain? For one reason, In busines... Read more

  • Self-love

    5/22/2017 5:04:17 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I went to the kitchen to make myself a coffee. I got distracted and made myself a mug of tea. I took the mug upstairs and settled down to watch a film......... then noticed I had tea. My first thought was “I meant to make coffee.” Then followed that thought with “Oh, well, never mi... Read more

  • My Relationship with Food

    5/21/2017 7:16:08 PM, by GRATTECIELLA

    On Friday, I made (and posted) beautiful (if I say so myself) chocolate cupcakes for my daughter's third birthday dinner. Yesterday I posted a newsfeed photo of my kids eating ice cream -- our treat after a morning at the beach. I felt like I was only posting photos of kids eating junk food, so I ma... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 23

    5/21/2017 4:27:21 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    In my status I mentioned a goal : not to be the first in line and I visited some new members (at potluck, everyone sat in the month of his / her birth month. Goal achieved! Mine is April. I got to visit two couples --one retired couple and a young couple who have a 5 year old daughter named ... Read more

  • Starting anew!

    5/21/2017 1:52:27 PM, by FITMAMA_

    I spend most of my time taking care of others, but not so much time on myself. I have 3 kids, with the youngest being medical fragile and requires a lot of care. I also have to help my mother with her medical appointments as she is not well either. With this being said, I put my own health needs o... Read more

  • Foot therapy 4/100

    5/21/2017 2:14:17 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    That's all for today folks! Have a peaceful Sunday.... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 22

    5/20/2017 5:50:40 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Challenge today is make a cucumber salad (I've never heard of it before, i found it at Spark Recipes using salad in search bar. ) I cleaned the bathroom, made the salad, now cleaning fridge is next. Not exactly my favorite chore, but the merry maids don't work for free, I know I don'... Read more

  • Diet Bet

    5/20/2017 4:35:26 PM, by REGULARSHOW

    I've decided to try Diet Bet since I'm having a hard time staying motivated to lose weight. This time I am cutting out soda, Coffee Creamers, and Alcohol for the month while attempting to meal plan. The first issue I have run into with meal planning has been the cost of it! The cost of all the ... Read more

  • First Week of My New Job is Done

    5/20/2017 9:57:03 AM, by KLMEIRING

    What an incredible week this has been. I love my new job. Really looking forward to getting my first paycheck in a couple of weeks. I am adjusting to the new routine. I have a couple of days to catch up on all of the things that I no longer have time to do during the week: house cleaning, laundr... Read more

  • Foot therapy 3/100 & Idealism

    5/20/2017 3:02:35 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I started with the simple toe stretches, and I will do those every day. But yesterday, having grounded myself due to a chesty cold, I found myself adding some yoga stretches recommended for feet and knees. That felt good, so they will probably get done every day too. I have a book o... Read more

  • Why do words hurt so much?

    5/20/2017 1:25:19 AM, by KIMBERLY617

    Does anyone else have that one person that never fails to make you feel bad about yourself? Whether it's a family member, a friend, a coworker, an author, an online troll. People with mean spirited intentions are everywhere. And tonight I had to sit through a whole evening with mine. This guy ... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 21

    5/19/2017 10:33:09 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Rainy Friday all day, now it isn't raining and it's pitch black outside. Rainy days make me feel sleepy and I drink soda to keep awake. Great day at work! Too much to do in short amount of time, as usual. ... but that's a regular daily basis , not just when I'm at work. Tomo... Read more

  • Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud.............

    5/19/2017 4:37:41 PM, by DDHEART

    My insurance has a reward program for doing the things that are good for our health and I just received the Fitbit Aria scale that I ordered with my points. Such a cool thing to be able to get something like this that I would likely NEVER have gotten otherwise. My big box bargain store scale was s... Read more

  • it' s friday

    5/19/2017 3:57:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    the long weekend here in canada has finally arrived! woo hoo! for all who celebrate, happy victoria day on monday. my daughter is looking forward to the long weekend and so am i. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Foot therapy 2/100 and self-care

    5/19/2017 2:25:19 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I thought I'd escaped! 527 I have been working with people who have had coughs and colds for the past couple of weeks, and thought I was fine. I did notice a slight wheeze when I was running the other day. I have felt a bit low in energy, but I still thought I'd got away with it! As ... Read more

  • Day by Day

    5/18/2017 11:51:07 PM, by GRATTECIELLA

    Every day is different. Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you. Yesterday was a good day, health-wise. I didn't get to the gym to exercise, but I made time to walk. I hit 10k steps and ate within my calories. I successfully bypassed Krispy Kreme mini chocolate covered ... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 21

    5/18/2017 7:32:30 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today was a busy day. I like busy days because I get to make some cold hard cash. ... Today's goals : stay in calories range, try to tackle more spring cleaning, get some good beauty sleep. Calories range ACHIEVED , spring cleaning i have no motivation. IF I do any, it'll b... Read more

  • Your life will be what you make it!

    5/18/2017 1:21:40 PM, by NEED2MOVE2

    I joined this site in 2009. Since then I have tried many different weight loss menus. My weight goes from my lowest 168.6 in 2009 to 199 this January. I read some of my old journal entries.. many of them talked about how I have to watch my sugar and my carbs and how tired I was. I guess my ... Read more

  • Struggling to stop struggling

    5/18/2017 1:17:40 PM, by KIMBERLY617

    Who else feels like weight loss is just a fun game of "how many ways can I kick her while she's down?" I work on the road, so I spend a lot of time in my car and darting in and out of businesses. I've seen first hand what can happen to people in my job who don't monitor themselves and their fo... Read more

  • it's thursday

    5/18/2017 12:44:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling a lot better today. it is another warm and humid day here again and i am well prepared for it. later on today, i see my doctor and update my asthma action plan. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i found out yesterday that after the long weekend here, i am back to wo... Read more

  • Why do we Compare ourselves with others? Even when we know it is unrealistic...

    5/18/2017 11:48:43 AM, by LDYHAZ

    That's what I have been trying to understand. My mind tells me it is wrong. We are all individuals. All different. Is there a good side? In some way does it push us to be better? Ok what got me thinking all these deep thoughts? My video of my last race. Oh my do I have lousy form. I am a... Read more

  • Reward offered

    5/18/2017 8:31:16 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Missing 20 pounds off my body Reward offered for it to never be found again! Excited and energised! 244... Read more

  • Gone For Too Long

    5/18/2017 6:30:58 AM, by BMCC488

    So, first of all I want to say I'm sorry for abandoning you all. I was really struggling with keeping up with SP even before I "left" in January, but with the addition of Jasper my puppy, things got even more chaotic in my life. For the past few weeks I have been yearning to get back on here an... Read more

  • Foot therapy 1/100 & Tolerance

    5/18/2017 3:35:30 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Right! I know that Spark People helps me to stick to my plans - keeps me accountable, so I am going to use it to help me be consistent. I am going to do some simple foot care every day and post a photo to track changes. I am a great fan of small steps (like Spark's 10 mins a day). M... Read more

  • Survival guide for long days

    5/18/2017 1:50:38 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    I'm back from family camp! A good time was had by all. We tie-dyed, spent time together as a family, and got to meet some new Jewish families. We spent lots of time examining the flora and fauna of the vicinity (at least, if you count lizards, beetles, and moths as fauna), swam, did art, and learned... Read more

  • Approaching the big 5-0 in a couple of years

    5/17/2017 11:45:58 PM, by DAWNGW

    Hey everyone! I read this article, one of the featured ones on the main Sparkpeople page today, and I believe that it applies to most people, not just those in their 50s. Although, as our bodies age, we do need to start planning ahead to how we want to perceive ourselves in the future. Do ... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 20

    5/17/2017 10:06:38 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Mothers day i did a fitness DVD, Monday i did Pilates and yoga and day 1 spring cleaning , Tuesday was grocery shopping and 4 hours day 2 spring cleaning so i decided to relax today. Today was strange day at work, but even with slow work I'm making money. Two gossip rumor mills ... Read more

  • slow and steady wins the race

    5/17/2017 3:54:05 PM, by NEED2MOVE2

    -1 away from my first -20 lowest weight I have been in years.. feeling great! 104... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #59 - The Party!

    5/17/2017 12:56:36 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's a super busy week at work so I don't have long to post but wanted to share the recipes from our party this weekend! Thank goodness we spent a lot of the week last week prepping for the party. Unlike most of our parties I really had time Saturday to get ready without super rushing and we were re... Read more

  • it is wednesday

    5/17/2017 9:25:32 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm,humid and sunny day here today. i will stay where it is the coolest while i recover from my asthma flare ups. i am seeing my doctor tomorrow and i will be sure to mention the asthma flare ups. i find that when the weather fluctuates, or is very warm and humid, i can get asthma flare ups.... Read more

  • Not Gone

    5/17/2017 7:00:38 AM, by BOE4LIFE2

    Sorry for being absent but my semester just ended and I had to catch up on a lot of the things that had taken a backseat while I was in school. My yard for instance. Then the mother in law requested a work day for her yard. Her yard is larger than mine and I have 2 acres. It was good though after be... Read more

  • Foot care - addendum

    5/17/2017 1:40:17 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    After reading all the comments on yesterday's blog about my toes, I realised that I hadn't given enough information. I have osteoarthritis in that joint. I occasionally feel it in my elbows and thumbs too, especially if I have eaten sugar and wheat, or if I've over-used those joints. I fir... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 19

    5/16/2017 10:09:56 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Day 2 of spring cleaning : 4 hours spring cleaning and an hour of grocery shopping. .. i found bugs in kitchen cabinets by pans and plates and tea cups! Ugh! Mom asked to ask landlord about getting rid of the ugly carpet in the kitchen when he comes to spray spiders Saturday ... this... Read more

  • The Fools Who Dream

    5/16/2017 8:49:48 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    My daughter and her boyfriend had me see La La Land and I am forever changed. Today was a pretty productive, yet "lazy" day. It's days like this I clean, putz, and start reflecting on things. My mind is my best friend and my worst enemy. I was thinking about how easy it was to make exc... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    5/16/2017 10:20:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    yesterday was a challenging day health wise for me. my asthma was really flaring up, no matter what i did. so i am glad i took the day off work yesterday. i even took today off ,too, to make sure i am feeling really better. it is supposed to me really warm here tomorrow and thursday. i will have to ... Read more

  • What's a-foot?

    5/16/2017 10:15:18 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I love to run. I love to walk. I love to hike & explore. I've always had what I call fussy feet. I usually rotate my footwear so I don't wear the same shoes two days in a row. I've never worn heels. I've been an enthusiastic follower of barefoot technology and zero-drop minimalist shoes. I was... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 18

    5/15/2017 9:16:30 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today was a great day. I started with 45 minutes Pilates and 30 minutes yoga this morning and was sore so i decided to take a nap after breakfast. After my nap i felt sore and I thought pain would go away if i got up and moved around. So i did 2 hours 20 minutes cleaning before su... Read more

  • Mom's Day on "a diet"

    5/15/2017 5:49:04 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I'm one of those gals who likes to keep things private or quiet. (no, really it's true! I swear) If something doesn't sound interesting or may offend or whatever. I just keep it in. With the exception of my bestie in Philly. She gets the lovely privilege of hearing EVERYTHING whether she w... Read more

  • Trip To Omaha and Sabotaging Thoughts

    5/15/2017 9:56:20 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Last blog I was thanking the Beck book for a 1 lb weight loss.... Friday DH and I headed to Omaha for our youngest daughters graduation and a race for me on Sunday. Car trip down was good. I packed a lunch and it was healthy. Once in the Omaha area we had to stall for some time. The grad... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/15/2017 9:34:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i had a great day yesterday! today, i am taking it easy. my asthma is flaring up a bit, so i am off work for the day. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 17

    5/14/2017 3:09:26 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Sunny and humid outside. After i eat lunch and it settles, I'll workout to a fitness DVD i have. Today is mothers day. Grandma Norheim (dad's mom ) passed away a month after my college graduation June 11, 1993 at 12:15 PM at Memorial Hospital in Springfield IL from colon can... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 16

    5/13/2017 8:45:17 AM, by GET2BEFIT

    Challenges today: 1)try a new workout 2)no injuries at volleyball spring games tournament 3)learn something new 1st challenge ACHIEVED! I did 35 minutes of rock your yoga! 2nd challenge is during the spring games. Team registration is 9 AM central time. 3rd challenge -- I tr... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 15

    5/12/2017 11:11:04 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    My goals today areget moving and get 7 hours beauty sleep ! Move i did -- 80 minutes in volleyball practice tonight! Tomorrow morning Coach Mark picks me up 7:15 AM central time and another teammate 7:30 for special Olympics volleyball spring games tournament all day in Valpa... Read more

  • Don't Settle for Less than Achieving Your Goals

    5/12/2017 11:33:24 AM, by DIANALAZZELL

    I haven't blogged in a while, thought I would talk a little bit about your goal weight. I am within 10 lbs and I kind of slacked and gave up, thinking, maybe this is where I'm supposed to be? I guess my tummy will always be poochy and my thighs may not look like i want them to. and it's ok. but insi... Read more

  • quick blurb

    5/11/2017 6:50:49 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I'm still alive. AND, I've been moving! over 10,000 steps a day to be exact. Today it's raining so I'm arguing with myself on getting out to finish another 10,000 steps. Rest day is winning. Which is not bad as I REALLY have a LOT of housework to catch up on and everyone's at work... Read more

  • Offline for the weekend

    5/11/2017 3:08:32 PM, by GRATTECIELLA

    I'm headed to family camp this weekend. A few times a year, my family goes to a weekend camp. It's set up by one of the Jewish sleepaway camps in our area. There's cabin or motel-style housing for families, food is provided in the dining hall, and there's programming for families, for kids by the... Read more

  • Waking up the ostrich!

    5/11/2017 11:10:53 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Some habits are easier than others, aren't they? I'm doing really well with my diet and exercise habits at the moment - and that can't be bad. I'm also doing pretty well at de-cluttering or discarding that which no longer has any place in my environment. I've also just about mana... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 14

    5/10/2017 9:58:11 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Goal today : be lazy! Glad i did! I recorded this week's workouts in my status so i figure i earned a rest day. No idea what my workout will be Thursday. I'm leaning towards a fitness DVD. I know I'll have 1 1/2 hours volleyball practice Friday and all day volleyball spring... Read more

  • Zombies, Run

    5/10/2017 9:07:51 PM, by WINACHST

    Man, I love this app. I find myself wanting to go for a run just so I can hear what's next in the story. So Fun!... Read more

  • Loving the Body I'm In

    5/10/2017 4:23:01 PM, by KLMEIRING

    Today was another opportunity for me to love the body that I am in. I went clothes shopping today for my new job. I start on Monday, May 15th. I have a very limited number of clothes that are appropriate for work in my present size. Fortunately, I was blessed with a couple of gift cards as gradu... Read more

  • Strawberries are the new chocolate!

    5/10/2017 1:50:06 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I had training (First Aid at Work) all day today. It meant travelling for 2 hrs squashed in the middle seat of the back of a small car because 'you're the smallest one' on fast, busy roads. It meant being indoors, sitting down, most of the day - with open packets of biscuits (cookies) on the table... Read more

  • AYITL -Blog #58 - Upcoming Dinner Party

    5/10/2017 1:39:27 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Happy Wednesday! This week has been a good week. Really back in to the swing of life, busy at work, enjoying Crossfit and getting ready for our first big party of the Spring! We're throwing an Italian Dinner Party on Saturday night to kick off the spring and I'm really looking forward to it. I'... Read more

  • Thanks Beck

    5/10/2017 8:40:26 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Today was weigh in and I am down 1 lb. Hey! I will take it :) The last several days have been up and down for me. When I have written my meal plan and gave myself no choices I did better. When I got stressed and did mindless snacking.. not so good. The beck book has made me think in a d... Read more

  • Vacation equals weight loss!

    5/10/2017 8:33:50 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    So.. I stayed on my menu... Did Disney.. visited 4 parks had awesome weather AND Lost -1 Proud of me! 345... Read more

  • Binge vs. Treat

    5/10/2017 1:51:02 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    So today, for the first time since I recommitted on April 1, I had a binge. I ate an entire pint of ice cream in front of the TV. Now, it was Halo Top ice cream, so an entire pint is only 240 calories, and high in protein. And it fits within my calories for the day. And I had a small lunc... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 13

    5/9/2017 8:24:27 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today's goals: squeeze a massage in after an hour workout! ACHIEVED! Continue tracking food and exercise in Sparkpeople trackers : ACHIEVED! I recorded my workout in my status : 27 minutes treadmill at 2.5-4.0 incline and 2.0-3.5 speed. .. great for intervals and 30 minutes circuit tr... Read more

  • New Chapter

    5/9/2017 10:32:19 AM, by KLMEIRING

    A new chapter has begun. I graduated from college with my Master's degree this past weekend and I have a few days in between the completion of my degree and the first day of my new job. I will start my new job on Monday. I am still flying high on the accomplishment and the celebration of this pas... Read more

  • Third times a charm

    5/8/2017 9:39:41 PM, by IKANDO2

    Life.....Its all about the journey isn't it. Going back to school as an older student was a bit tougher than I expected. I am surviving though, and its getting better. tough. I switched from an English degree to a science degree, and well, it turns out that they are completely dif... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 12

    5/8/2017 5:40:26 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today's challenge - switch up the workouts! I did 70 minutes walk /jog intervals at the park, 75 minutes hitting golf balls at the driving range and 35 minutes walk / jog intervals return to the apartment! Felt great getting outside! I had graham crackers for lunch because i... Read more

  • On fluctuations in weight

    5/8/2017 2:27:09 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    Today I did a late afternoon work out, and after that, I made the mistake of weighing myself. I weigh in at the gym weekly – I got rid of my home scale years ago after learning that obsessive weighing was only leading me to craziness and mental anguish. Like many of us, I have had a long and... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 11

    5/7/2017 7:24:14 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today's challenge : no second servings! I succeeded, to my surprise! After church was a 90th birthday luncheon. I had 1 piece chicken wing, tossed salad, mixed vegetables of broccoli and cauliflower, coke and diet Pepsi. Not exactly the best choice for beverages, but what surpr... Read more

  • a new week

    5/7/2017 2:46:22 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a nice and sunny day here today. i am taking it easy and not doing too much and the same for my daughter. i made it through a week of work at my new job. i like it there. i am still working there this week. i am also going to sign up to be a volunteer with tennis canada this week. there is a t... Read more

  • School

    5/7/2017 7:22:01 AM, by BOE4LIFE2

    Good gravy I cannot wait until next Friday. School will be out for the summer semester. Writing papers, studying, preparing notes, catching up on assignments. I don't have time to think much less plan a meal. Soon it will be over for a few months and I will be able to mow the lawn and have some fun.... Read more

  • I did it!

    5/6/2017 11:45:21 PM, by KLMEIRING

    Here is a picture of me with my youngest niece, my brother, my mom, and my sister-in-law after I was hooded and received my diploma today. No more countdown. It is finished! And I could not be any happier. It is well with my soul. 58 ... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 10

    5/6/2017 5:29:29 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    In my status I posted my workout and not sure how to record it. It's better awhile since I've used it, and I like to swap workouts to challenge my body. It feels like the 80s temperature wise, so I used the rower bike in my apartment. Today i have 2 challenges : trea... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 9

    5/5/2017 11:12:19 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    This morning i did 20 minutes moderate chair aerobics and tonight I did 90 minutes volleyball. I learned my team is Lake County Raiders, so I'll be buying black shorts and black tshirt to wear to match uniform and so my bra will be covered by the sleeves and arms. Tonight my challenge is not to bu... Read more

  • Fruity Friday!

    5/5/2017 10:29:59 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    My lunch was late today. I'd spent the morning with a friend, and we kind of went on chatting until almost 2 o'clock. On the way back home, I needed to stop and get provisions for the coming week. I did so well coming home with only the items on my shopping list! I was hungry - so I pic... Read more

  • There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in

    5/4/2017 7:37:05 PM, by GRATTECIELLA

    I have spent a lot of time cursing my own human frailty. Why do I binge? Why do I overeat? Why do I yell at my kids? Why do I succumb to laziness, vanity, greed, any one of a hundred other tendencies I would rather not have? Here is a beautiful article by a mother of a child with a chromosomal ... Read more

  • Wednesday night hike, the forest edition

    5/4/2017 5:34:17 PM, by BDTHOM

    I usually hike with a group on Wednesday nights through the Spring. We usually go for someplace high with a good view. The object is to get in condition for summer hiking and to get a good view. There was no hike pruned for this week and I went on my own. I was in the need for some forest time. Peac... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #57 - Vacation Photoshoot!

    5/4/2017 1:04:40 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    My hubby and I took some pictures on vacation - a little mini photo shoot on the beach. I wasn't sure about posting them on here or Facebook but after reading an article yesterday from my ladies at Girls Gone Strong I decided I should be proud of the pictures and share them! The article is posted be... Read more

  • Beck Day 14, 15 and 16

    5/4/2017 11:55:11 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Day 14 Plan for Tomorrow: This day started with a nice run and then the annual Breakfast at the church. Knowing what was going to be served I took my protein drink and banana. It was a very frustrating morning for me. I had missed the planning meeting and so I didn't have any impute when they de... Read more

  • Almost There

    5/4/2017 3:21:26 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Well, I am almost there. I turned in my last assignments to my professor last night and now I have one more class tonight. On Friday Mom is coming and on Saturday I will graduate. I cannot wait to have my diploma in hand. It has been a long journey. So grateful that it is almost over. 58 ... Read more

  • Not binging but splurging

    5/4/2017 2:42:29 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    Today I woke up in the morning feeling saggy and droopy. Despite over eight hours of sleep (according to my fit bit) I just didn't want to get up this morning. It's been a very kid–intensive week, and the thought of another day spent with them was tiring. I've also been placing more emphasis than us... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 8

    5/3/2017 10:15:11 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    My challenge today is to learn to accept responsibility for my behavior. I choose the behavior, I suffer consequences for it and I'm setting too high standards for myself that result with mud on my face! I stayed in the low to mid calories in my Sparkpeople calorie range, so I'm happy. I'm up at ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #56 - Puerto Rican Vacation!

    5/3/2017 12:57:32 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Well - we're back! (And have been since late Saturday night!) I've wanted to blog the last few days but it can be hard getting back in to the swing of things! Not to mention my laptop decided to not work Monday when I got back to work so it's been a trying first few days when it comes to the interne... Read more

  • Under calories today!

    5/3/2017 1:28:21 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    I think I figured out what works for me with lunch! Today, I spent all day with the kids, so of course it was exhausting. I had baked oatmeal for breakfast, to which I add lots of protein powder as well as milk and eggs, so it's high protein. I supplement with a hard-boiled egg. That... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 7

    5/2/2017 12:31:11 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today i cleaned the farm, changed beds, packed suitcase 90 minutes and Leslie's Mix and match 10 minutes. My challenge today is to remain calm. More often than not, it's easier said than done! Right now, on the road back to my apartment. I'm in no hurry to return, yet my parents have another 4 ho... Read more

  • Peaceful Picnic!

    5/2/2017 11:05:47 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I live at the sea-side. Which is lovely, and I'm very grateful to live here. But there aren't so many green spaces here - no parks or public gardens to speak of. Today, as the sun was shining, and I was in the mood, I decided to go for a walk, take my lunch, and have a picnic. So I ma... Read more

  • Beautiful curves ;)

    5/2/2017 4:15:16 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I picked up my bananas this morning, to get one to slice over my porridge, and I was suddenly taken by the beautiful shape of them - the harmonious curves. I've been buying small bananas - they're often bagged as being 'suitable for school lunch-boxes' and aimed at children - but they're ... Read more

  • Still troubleshooting lunch

    5/2/2017 12:33:51 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    First of all, I'm very proud of myself today for getting in my exercise even though I couldn't go to the gym as planned. Our nanny cancelled, so I was on the hook for picking up the kids at 3pm. Our gym has a kids' club, but I'm planning on taking them there tomorrow when I go to physical therapy. T... Read more

  • Spring Challenge day 6

    5/1/2017 9:14:58 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Spring cleaning and farm chores and my morning 3 miles walk with Leslie's Walk at Home dvds, i definitely got a workout! 75 minutes this morning and 35 minutes tonight at the farm, help my cousin Brandon unload groceries and clean his kitchen an hour and farm chored 30 minutes, so I'm plum tired ton... Read more

  • May Day May Day!

    5/1/2017 4:42:01 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    That's me. My youngest is doing Body Boss. It's a book of workouts that I already do on DVD, but she paid for it herself and has been religiously working out 3x a week so I'm not arguing any points. As a matter of fact, she asked me to do it with her. So, I did. I modified to cater to... Read more

  • Bloomin luverly!

    5/1/2017 12:54:59 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Look at these beauties! Clematis Niobe. I planted the clematis about 8 years ago, and every year it has a few flowers then dies back to a little dead- looking twig. This year it seems to have had a surge of growth, clambered up amongst the daisy-weed thing and it gives me such pleasure t... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/1/2017 12:54:37 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has begun. i am ready to see what changes it will bring. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more