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  • a fabulous spring day

    5/28/2015 9:07:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    after a good night's sleep, i feel great today! i have a few errands to run, then i will be off to visit with my family. last night, work finished before 11 pm for me. so i was able to get a good night's sleep last night. my daughter has soccer practice tonight and i will be there. all of the birds ... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    5/27/2015 10:40:18 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 ... Read more

  • I'm Getting Some Momentum Going

    5/27/2015 7:36:17 PM, by JULIEJULIE3

    On Monday I did my second hike of the season, a very easy and short hike along Little Zigzag River in the Mt. Hood National Forest. It was beautiful. I took it very easy and had a good time. I was even able to work out some of the soreness in my right calf that had persisted from my previous hike. T... Read more

  • Lions and tigers and bears oh my! well just the ...

    5/27/2015 9:45:18 AM, by WINACHST

    Yesterday, my daughter was not home in time to get my grandson off the bus, so she asked me to be there. We had some errands to do in town and I returned home with 1/2 hour to spare before the bus arrived. About 5 minutes before I expected the school bus to arrive, I called the dog to go outsi... Read more

  • Change

    5/27/2015 8:50:01 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden is: Change in all things is sweet. -- Aristotle Newcomer: I don't know why I'm still going through such emotional ups and downs at this point. I'm not in withdrawal, my body chemistry is no longer in chaos, and I know how to take better care of myself. I'm open to man... Read more

  • Happu Hump Day

    5/27/2015 1:33:18 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and enjoy life love all you and appreciate all your support you are all blessed and filled with light love joy and happiness hugs... Read more

  • Short blog: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 78

    5/26/2015 9:37:00 PM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    What a day! 198 I drove over an hour to visit my son today. He was so happy to see me! That made me feel REALLY good as a mom! We ate lunch together and talked about life stuff. My young man is really growing up before my very eyes. Watching him transition into young adulthood is a bles... Read more

  • What a day!

    5/26/2015 2:43:28 PM, by MICHTOTMAN

    First of all... WOW! I can't believe the responses that my blog yesterday generated. I had no idea that it would hit so close to home for so many. Funny how, when you're kinda introverted and keep all this stuff in, you can believe that you're the only one... the only one that has happened to, th... Read more

  • Life is Good.

    5/26/2015 12:22:43 PM, by KLMEIRING

    My life is good and I am enjoying it one day at a time. 224... Read more

  • Post Surgery...time to get into gear!

    5/26/2015 10:45:00 AM, by EMSMOM4

    Nearly 8 weeks post op and I'm starting to feel better and more active. I made poor dietary choices, no appetite at first and then saltine crackers, soup, comfort foods. I just returned from a weekend of camping and today I had a green smoothie and 3 HB eggs. I will have a salad with roa... Read more

  • a very warm and sunny day

    5/26/2015 10:23:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a really warm and sunny day here today. i have already put in two extra hours at work this week. today, it will be an extra two hours as well. tomorrow, it will be much more, as i have to go to work for around 12:30 pm. normally, i do not have to start until either 4 or 5 pm. that comes with b... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday!

    5/26/2015 10:13:46 AM, by WINACHST

    67 After a rainy weekend, the sun is peeking through the clouds. It is always more cheerful when the sun is shining. ... Read more

  • 5 Day Pouch Test

    5/26/2015 9:33:03 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Last week I was out of town (St Louis, MO) with family. We ate out every day. I tried to behave, but sometimes, the peer pressure was too great! I caved! Snacking at night in the hotel was also a downfall. There was junk every where I turned. Today i am back home. I start the 5 day pouch diet t... Read more

  • Day 1

    5/25/2015 8:58:48 PM, by PSYCHOTAZ

    Finished day 1 of my new running streak. It was a hot run at 80 degrees, but that is how I like it. My planters fasciitis has decided to flare up on me again. But not enough to stop me from running. I just break out the KT tape and my brace that I wear for an hour in the evening. Really tired ... Read more

  • New workouts at my disposal - yay for variety!

    5/25/2015 5:42:47 PM, by MDTWEETY

    Hello Sparkies! Have you heard of the 21 Day Fix? In a nutshell it's a set of 7 workouts on DVD along with color-coded containers for portion control, and an eating plan to follow. I am typically not one for gimmicky weight-loss programs but I know a few people who have done this program with p... Read more

  • To know when you don't know: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 77

    5/25/2015 2:55:47 PM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    When I was an undergrad college student, I completed my physical education requirement by taking an aerobics class during a summer session. I remember that that class was so intense! We worked out for 2 hours straight, 5 days per week. Needless to say, I was so fit and so toned that summer lol.... ... Read more

  • No one can change me but me!

    5/25/2015 1:50:30 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden is: Nobody can change my thoughts but me. The first of the Twelve Steps asks us to admit we are powerless. Our first question might be, Why? Shouldn't we try to change the conditions in our lives? Shouldn't we try to influence others to change too? If we put oursel... Read more

  • Memorial Day 2015!

    5/25/2015 11:24:07 AM, by IMAVISION

    232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 I sincerely hope that we all take time during the day, to reflect on the truth that we enjoy the freedoms we have in the USA, because of the Creator God's mercy and the personal sacrifices of many who served (& still serve) in the branches of the US m... Read more

  • Off to a Good Start

    5/25/2015 10:35:41 AM, by KLMEIRING

    My day is off to a good start. I put my air conditioning units in my windows this morning, went for a long walk with a friend and came home to take a shower and get ready for the rest of the day. It is a beautiful day.... sun is shining and there is a decent breeze blowing. Weather forecast says ... Read more

  • When exactly is "rock bottom"?

    5/25/2015 10:17:11 AM, by MICHTOTMAN

    I think for me, it was yesterday. A little history - and then moving on... As my Spark Page notes, I lost 40 pounds way back... about 8 years ago. I know WHAT to do. I even know HOW to do it. It was amazing. And then a whole lot of life happened and I have rebounded back to almost my ... Read more

  • Paleo, Starch Based

    5/25/2015 9:50:06 AM, by WINACHST

    Here is part of a sign I found at a State Park in Minnesota that gives some idea of what the Native Americans ate In case the photo is too small, here is the text: Recent scientific advances allow archaeologists to learn not only when a pot was used, but also what was cooked it it. Burn... Read more

  • enjoying a nice spring day

    5/25/2015 9:12:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am just getting my day started. i had a much needed,restful day yesterday. at work, there will be at least one person away this week. so i know it will be a busy week for me and for the rest of my department. next week, i have my annual physical checkup. then i will find out for sure how my health... Read more

  • Meant for Mint: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 76

    5/24/2015 10:38:23 PM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    My little garden is coming right on along! My cherry tomatoes are growing. I have an endless supply of swiss chard, other greens, and fresh herbs for my salads. I am really enjoying my eating my own organically grown food--it makes me feel so good! 4 To maintain a garden takes effort, an... Read more

  • Peaceful Day At Home

    5/24/2015 4:07:41 PM, by KLMEIRING

    So after all of the social activities yesterday and a tremendous amount of food, I decided to use today to catch up around my home. I am very rarely home. I am often on the run and not sitting still. So today seemed like the perfect opportunity to stay home, pay some bills, and take care of some ... Read more

  • Spiritual Sunday

    5/24/2015 2:32:56 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, May 24, 2015 ... Read more

  • Staying Focused

    5/24/2015 6:30:13 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    I haven't been on here in a while. I have been tracking and spinning the wheel just not blogging. Sometimes I don't know what to say. Other times I don't know how to say it. My dear lovely spark friends, how I wouldn't have been able to do this journey without you. You all mean the world to me, ... Read more

  • I made it through the ballgame!

    5/24/2015 1:07:59 AM, by TIFFFIT

    Tonight my husband was given free tiks to a Diamondbacks baseball game. You might remember that a month ago, almost exactly, I went to another game in the same stadium and just completely fell apart. It was the first time I'd felt regret during the one-year-plus journey I've been on so far. Tonig... Read more

  • Spectacular Saturday

    5/24/2015 12:27:30 AM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, May 23, 2015 ... Read more

  • Short Quiz #5 (for fun)!

    5/23/2015 8:52:30 PM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 Well, 524 & 304 for checking this for fun quiz out. God bless you in all areas of life! 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 There are 102 of these in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. What is it? 1) Churches 2) Homes with children ... Read more

  • A Maintenance month and Work Challenges

    5/23/2015 7:19:33 PM, by DRTOVAH

    This month was a small up and down weight wise. It is getting harder to lose weight the longer I'm at it. There were a few hiccups such as bad weather and work hours that slowed me a bit. Plus I'm happy that there were a few family celebrations, Mom's birthday, Mother's Day, Brother's visiting that... Read more

  • Good Week

    5/23/2015 6:22:47 PM, by KLMEIRING

    I had a good week, but I think I may have thrown it all out the window in the last 24 hours. Ugh! Why did I deviate from my plan? I said "Yes" when I should have said "No. Thank you." I am not happy about this. Two steps forward and one step back.... I hope that this is an accurate appraisal o... Read more

  • Still alive

    5/23/2015 12:01:30 PM, by SHARPCHEDDAR

    I'm still alive and tracking my food but haven't been able to exercise for over a week with a gross summer sinus infection. Sometimes I think the world is trying to keep me from the couch to 5k program since the day I got sick was the day I was supposed to start week two, and I should have been do e... Read more

  • Sorry long time no see

    5/23/2015 11:40:36 AM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    I have some great news, and a totally legit excuse for being a lazy person who doesn't track food consistently. Since November I have been cooking up a baby, we are expecting our little one in August! We don't want to know the sex of baby pocketfulofsun so everything is green. Yay! I love green any... Read more

  • Being good and getting better

    5/23/2015 9:26:30 AM, by WINACHST

    I just read a motivating blog about making changes, one step at a time. 1. Every journey has challenges 2. Make each journey your own 3. Enjoy your journey, find pleasure in it. I have been struggling these past few months to eat healthier because I have gained some extra pounds and a... Read more

  • Thinking About Joining A Yoga Class

    5/23/2015 9:03:27 AM, by KLMEIRING

    I just found a local Yoga Studio that I think I am going to check out and possibly join.... Read more

  • It's been over a year and I forgot my spark password

    5/23/2015 1:07:51 AM, by FB_000

    First let me say that I'm entering this blog post via a mobile device, so excuse the screw ups. Have you ever been away from Spark so long you forget your password? Well this past year so many things have changed that I couldn't even access my email account. I've had Spark app on my iPad and s... Read more

  • Fabulous Friday

    5/22/2015 11:29:10 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Friday, May 22, 2015 ... Read more

  • Three Visits This Week

    5/22/2015 5:40:04 PM, by KLMEIRING

    I have been to see my chiropractor three times this week, Monday, Wednesday & Friday. The first day he told me that I was a "train wreck" and in light of the recent images available of the train wreck that occurred from Amtrak, I was not a happy camper. He told me that he had to work on me the sam... Read more

  • 2015 Dunedin Hog Hustle

    5/22/2015 12:14:58 PM, by MIRAGE727

    I hadn't done this race in two years. I figured I should since it was Dunedin Parks & Rec putting it on and I collaborated with them on many occasions as Chair, for the City's Public Relations Advisory Action Committee. (That's a mouthful!) Told D to wake me up race morning and I would decide whe... Read more

  • New Streak starting soon

    5/22/2015 11:11:04 AM, by PSYCHOTAZ

    I am getting excited thinking about my upcoming running streak. Officially the runners world streak starts on Monday, but I am starting mine on Saturday with the Black Moshannon 5K. I hope to make it past my last streak of 123 days. I got really inspired by a story I saw on the CBS news last ... Read more

  • getting ready to start my day

    5/22/2015 9:07:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to a slow and steady start this morning. my daughter had a great time playing soccer last night and so did i. she really likes to play soccer and i enjoy watching her play. all of the birds say hi. friday is finally here. i had a really short work week this week. if i had my way,i'd work a f... Read more

  • Slogans and Sayings

    5/22/2015 9:02:39 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thoughts from Hazelden are: It took me a long time to realize that when I hate somebody it doesn't hurt them. Only me. ***** Call your sponsor before, not after, you take your first drink. ***** Nothing is so bad that relapse won't make it worse. ***** I can't handle it, God. You take... Read more

  • First Hike of the Season

    5/22/2015 12:32:54 AM, by JULIEJULIE3

    Today I decided to hike Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. I've done this hike a bunch of times, but this one was different. I had surgery in March and was restricted to minimal exercise until recently. Consequently, this was pretty much the most difficult hike of my entire life. I didn't ... Read more

  • a sunny,windy day

    5/21/2015 1:29:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    i ended up taking the day off work yesterday. i was just too wiped out and i knew i would not be able to focus that well. i will try tomorrow and take it from there. today,my daughter starts soccer. she is sooooooo excited and wants to go early after she has her supper. i am excited,too! i finally w... Read more

  • I completed Day 10 of 28 Day Bootcamp DVD today

    5/21/2015 10:49:25 AM, by CHRISTINAUK

    Things are going very well. My exercise routine has improved a lot and I'm eating much better. As a result of both these things my sleep has been a lot better too and I noticed today that I actually feel energised! 334 I've also started doing some short meditations too. 250 My dog... Read more

  • FORCED to follow my first mind: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 73

    5/21/2015 8:39:37 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    CONFESSION: Honestly, even from the beginning of this little project, I could rock a bikini. Now, I'm not saying that I'd look like a supermodel in it, but I can wear it, and wear it well! 211 My thing was (and still is) the fact that I want to look sleeker in a bikini. I know my body, a... Read more

  • Something to think about...

    5/20/2015 5:50:50 PM, by TIFFFIT

    So as I struggle through this stall/plateau (no real weight loss in a month...A MONTH! Despite doing almost everything right!) I found this interesting article about the set point theory. Now, I'm not saying it's correct, or whether I believe in the "set point" at all (I don't, for the record, beli... Read more

  • So What Does This Healthy Lifestyle Look Like?

    5/20/2015 3:23:52 PM, by KLMEIRING

    The first step that I am taking toward a healthy lifestyle is to try to eat healthy well-balanced meals. This includes protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables and lots of water. For now, I am giving up the other beverages and sticking with the water. I started implementing these changes last... Read more

  • June Year Resolutions

    5/20/2015 11:17:36 AM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    Okay, so It's NOT New Year's Eve, persay, but as of June 1st we will be at the half way point folks. Half way. I've accomplished nothing. and I do mean nothing. and truth be told it's just pure, simple, shame on me excuses. Meanwhile I'm watching my friend kick A$$ and I don't... Read more

  • a cool sunny day

    5/20/2015 10:34:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's a cool day here today. found out the other day at work that i need to take a different approach to how i am entering information. what i was doing is not working as well as i thought. so i am trying some suggestions from the boss to see if that helps. if they do not help and after my eye checku... Read more

  • Stop At Nothing

    5/20/2015 10:08:17 AM, by TIFFFIT

    I saw a girl at the gym wearing a t-shirt that said "Stop at Nothing". I thought to myself, "Great! I've already done nothing...time to stop!" 334... Read more

  • A Super Proud Moment: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 72

    5/20/2015 8:43:27 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Oh gosh! I don't even know where to begin with this blog! 146 Imagine a little girl born into extreme poverty in the deep South... now, imagine her every day looking at the stars at night, dreaming of a better tomorrow.... she never internalized the world around her as her own--she envis... Read more

  • My own worst enemy!

    5/19/2015 11:55:07 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Today, I have been my worst critic. I'm a bully to myself. Tomorrow is a new day. ... Read more

  • Renewing My Commitment

    5/19/2015 2:43:27 PM, by KLMEIRING

    I had no idea how much of an impact my commitment to a Healthy Lifestyle would have on me and those around me. Each time in the last 24 hours or so that I have been tempted to do something that would not be part of a healthy lifestyle there has been a message from someone or a reminder of some type... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    5/19/2015 10:37:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great time in niagara falls the other day. i may go there again next weekend. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i will be heading to work later this afternoon. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • For Real?

    5/19/2015 10:29:18 AM, by WINACHST

    This morning on facebook, I saw a post on my daughter's newsfeed from an anti-Monsanto page. On it, this friend of hers posted, "I saw this and thought of you because you are the most food conscious person I know." Well, I know my daughter and she is far from being "food conscious". She is very voc... Read more

  • I added cranberry juice to water to make a nonsweet drink

    5/19/2015 9:44:35 AM, by QUERIDAANA

    I was having trouble drinking enough plain water. I added cranberry juice and it reminded me of wine. It was sour, but refreshing. I also like lemon juice in water. ... Read more

  • Magnificent Monday

    5/18/2015 11:21:37 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Monday, May 18, 2015... Read more

  • Magnificent Monday

    5/18/2015 11:20:30 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Monday, May 18, 2015... Read more

  • High blood pressure -- gone

    5/18/2015 1:42:36 PM, by QUERIDAANA

    I went to the hospital to have my leg pain checked out. Thank goodness there is nothing wrong (no emerging clots, nothing else in the xray or MRI). My blood pressure has returned to normal probablu because of my good habits.... Read more

  • Healthy Lifestyle One Day At a Time

    5/18/2015 1:19:46 PM, by KLMEIRING

    I am recommitting to living a healthy lifestyle one day at a time.... Read more

  • Trust the Process

    5/18/2015 12:45:48 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden is: The process rather than the product is primary in caring, for it is only in the present that I can attend to the other. --Milton Mayeroff The moment that captures us now is all we have for certain. We can dream endlessly about next week and next... Read more

  • These Small Changes to Your Eating Habits Can Lead to Big Weight Loss (article)

    5/18/2015 11:42:37 AM, by DAWNGW

    From Yahoo! :
    8318254638.html I think I'm gonna try this-- I notice that when I eat more veggies than ever, I feel better. Love my veggies! But, didn't know this about yogurt, great news! Happ... Read more

  • 2015 St Anthony's Triathlon!

    5/18/2015 8:39:28 AM, by MIRAGE727

    I will be a Triathlete for 2 years in July this year! I've already set goals on certain events I want to do. St Anthony's was one from the start. This year I would do my first Tri in the 65-99 Age Group and St Anthony's was it! The Saturday before my Tri, I went to the Expo and spent t... Read more

  • Do I want this bad enough?

    5/17/2015 11:19:51 PM, by MDTWEETY

    Earlier today as I was doing housework my mind started to wander (because whose mind doesn't wander when doing housework?) and I began thinking about why I am at such a standstill. And I wondered if -- for whatever reason -- I don't want this as badly as I thought I did. As with anything, we priorit... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    5/17/2015 8:08:45 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, May 17, 2015 ... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #5

    5/17/2015 8:01:41 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 “You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance. ~ Lee Iacocca 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more

  • Our New Addition!

    5/17/2015 5:36:03 PM, by CHNGEISADCISION

    I went for a walk with my friend Amanda last Wednesday and as we were leaving the park we heard this hollering coming from the creek. Well this lil-bitty kitten comes running across the street at us. And the rest is history... Problem is... I've let this derail my exercise routine compl... Read more

  • Gotta love my daughter!: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 69

    5/17/2015 1:30:55 PM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    So, the Mini Me had a field day with me today..... Aside from constantly calling me 'old' and 'fat', she was tickled pink and teasing me about my jog. 20 I had planned on getting up early this morning and jogging, but it was raining. Once the rain passed, the Mini Me and I went to the tr... Read more

  • it's sunday

    5/17/2015 12:13:52 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off shortly to niagara falls, on the canadian side. with my family and friends. all the birds say hi and so does my daughter. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Spectacular Saturday

    5/16/2015 9:17:00 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, May 16, 2015 ... Read more

  • Pulled a muscle May 2nd stretching

    5/16/2015 5:50:13 PM, by QUERIDAANA

    Still hurts today, two weeks later.... Read more

  • Health and Happiness

    5/16/2015 3:56:06 PM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    It isn't willpower that has kept me off the sugar. It is fear. Real fear that I would ever feel the pain and despair that I felt two weeks ago and knowing that it has to be complete and total non-consumption of sugar to keep it gone. I don't care if I ever have another dessert again. In fact, I ... Read more

  • Four Years of Maintaining!

    5/16/2015 3:50:10 PM, by MIRAGE727

    Really? Post Safety Harbor Athletic Club Run Recarb! Short and sweet! Time has flown by! I started with SparkPeople (Thank you, DSSECRETS, my wife!) in Oct 2010. Started changing bad habits and developing good ones! Starting embracing Positive Waves and ridding our environment of the negat... Read more

  • Who am I??

    5/16/2015 3:35:10 PM, by DIAMORROW1

    It has been almost 3 months since my husband died. I have been surviving I guess. I am going to the gym 3-4 days a week and that has really helped me with the stress and to sleep. I have been eating better and have actually lost some weight. Grief takes over some days and I try to not let it co... Read more

  • Highs and Lows

    5/16/2015 11:04:27 AM, by KLMEIRING

    I am reflecting on the highs and lows of life today. It is amazing to me how unexpectedly they change. This morning I woke up feeling very sad and missing my family. Now, I am feeling okay and looking forward to the activities that I have planned for the day. Sometimes I want to run away from my... Read more

  • Think Positive!

    5/16/2015 11:02:35 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden is: Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. --Doug Larson Life is never just one thing. It is quite possible to feel optimistic and happy even when some things are not right with us. An optimistic outlook gives u... Read more

  • Watching the Big Picture

    5/16/2015 10:10:08 AM, by TIFFFIT

    I've been sitting kind of at the same place (or so it feels) for the past few weeks. I'll have a down day, then bounce back up, and then repeat as necessary. I credit BobcatGirl with helping me see long slow trends, even when the daily trend is so erratic. Now I try to look back over the last 6-8... Read more

  • Happy Stuff: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 68

    5/16/2015 7:10:42 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    It's easy to ponder all day on things in your life that are going wrong. Today, I'm gonna focus on some happy stuff! When I cleared my mind of all of my stressors, I came up with a neat little list of some things. Check this out: 334 1. After semi falling off of the fitness wagon this we... Read more

  • Follow Your Heart

    5/16/2015 12:05:53 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden is: If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. --Henry David Thoreau Recently a filmmaker friend approached me with good news. He had just r... Read more

  • Satisfying Saturday

    5/15/2015 9:04:15 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, May 15, 2015 ... Read more

  • that one time when i gained 10 pounds in two months

    5/15/2015 2:08:50 PM, by EVRLNGFOO

    seriously, since march 14 I have gained 10 lbs! I gained 4.4 of them in one week! I can't get passed this all-or-nothing attitude. if I mess up one day I can't get back on track. I say next meal and it turns into next week. and then I just keep going with junk food, booze, etc saying i'll make... Read more

  • The Latest and Greatest :)

    5/15/2015 1:49:40 PM, by SANA0825

    It has been a little bit since my last post so I thought I'd update (myself) or anyone reading this blog. Recap... I broke up with my (then) boyfriend and moved into the city. I had too many losses in my circle this year and it's only May, but realize it's only going up from here! I joined a softb... Read more

  • Single Parent: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 67

    5/15/2015 9:29:48 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Sometimes, you can dream, plot, and plan your life to be a certain way that turns out to be totally opposite in your reality. 2 I NEVER wanted to be a single parent, so I married early in life and started a family soon thereafter. Again, my life's journey weaved in another direction, and... Read more

  • it's friday

    5/15/2015 8:51:32 AM, by MOMMY445

    a cloudy and not extra warm day here today. i am still taking it easy on the days when i have to work,more than i was doing. i am trying a few suggestions from my good friend and family to see if i can get back the energy,focus i need to do well in every area of my life. sometimes it feels like ther... Read more

  • Race Day Tomorrow

    5/15/2015 8:15:52 AM, by WINACHST

    Tomorrow my granddaughter and I will be running a 5k. She is going to have some special people watch her run; that means she is going to leave me in her dust. She is a crowd runner and loves to show people how fast she can run. However, when we do our training exercise, she whines about how tired sh... Read more

  • May Record of Gym Visits for July Discount on Dues

    5/15/2015 8:15:07 AM, by NUCLEARMUM

    My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. 05/01 1 of 12 Sculpt 05/04 2 of 12 Zumba 05/05 3 of 12 Barre 05/06 4 of 12 Zumba 05/07 5 of 12 Bodypump 05/08 6 of 12 Sculpt 05/11 7 of 12 Barre & Zumba 05/12 8 of 12 Bodypump 05/13 9 of 12 Scul... Read more

  • a bright sunny day

    5/14/2015 9:49:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    a much needed day off for me today. i am just getting my day going. my daughter is really looking forward to going to soccer next week. what she does not know is that mommy will be at the game next week. the first night is practice. the second one, on the thursday night, is the actual game. this tim... Read more

  • Cold Sophie

    5/14/2015 9:33:45 AM, by ZELLAZM

    Today is a day off for me - it's Ascension Day and a bank holiday in Germany. Tomorrow is "Kalte Sophia", the day for Saint Sophie, and thus the name day for an old friend. I have to remember to call her - in Poland where she's from, name days are celebrated much like birthdays are. Why "cold"... Read more

  • Nature is God's Art

    5/14/2015 8:39:31 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden is: Nature is the Art of God. --Sir Thomas Browne The most relaxing activities may be the ones in which we do absolutely nothing. And if we can do nothing amid the sounds of nature - birds chirping, water bubbling in a brook, the wind rustling in the trees - so much t... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #4

    5/14/2015 1:53:21 AM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 "Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius." ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc (later Comte de Buffon) 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more


    5/13/2015 12:02:36 PM, by MIRAGE727

    230 On May 2, my Spark Account had accidentally been closed. I was also ejected from all my Teams, removed as Team Leader from three teams, AND my SparkFriends had my photo but no SparkPage link! OBVI! 198 It was a Saturday, a weekend! I had already gone into "SparkPeople Withdrawal" a... Read more

  • Day 1

    5/13/2015 10:41:22 AM, by TABBYKAT75

    Wednesday May 13 th. Monday I was 288 today I am 285. I started last year at 318.5. And my high weight was 398.5 I will post more later 249 411... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    5/13/2015 10:32:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    another busy day coming up at work for me today. i am going in even earlier than i did yesterday. i will really enjoy my off day tomorrow. i am definitely going to need it. all the birds say hi. my daughter sends hugs. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Attitude

    5/12/2015 1:22:02 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden is: Success is just a matter of luck. Ask any failure. --Edmund Wilson Jim worked very hard all day cleaning cars in a drive-through car wash. He used to have a better job, but he wanted to start a new life so he took what he could get until something better came alon... Read more

  • HM Race Report: Biggest Loser Run/Walk Series Crown Point

    5/12/2015 12:52:57 PM, by MBTEPP

    First, the FIRSTS! This is my first HM for the season, my first nationally sponsored event, my first Biggest Loser Event! I finally have the coveted BL Medal earned on May 3rd, 2015. Next, the STATS! Hills and Heat. Finished 13 out of 25 in AG, chip time 2:41.39. I gave it ev... Read more

  • Another AM walk

    5/12/2015 12:30:22 PM, by CHNGEISADCISION

    Had a much better AM walk this morning. I got started a bit earlier and the temp was awesome! Had some great SPARK People coaching this morning too! Calorie Burn: (Weekly goal: 200+ mins) ?? - Sunday - (planting more flowers - 60+ mins) 148 - Monday - (AM Walk -28 mins) 272 - T... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    5/12/2015 10:24:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    at work, there were two less people available in our department yesterday. ended up working until 1am last night. feeling tired this morning, so i will take it easy until i head to work later. i may treat myself to something before i head to work today. my daughter enjoys going to school. she starts... Read more

  • I started SparkPeople 28 day Bootcamp today.

    5/12/2015 5:13:06 AM, by CHRISTINAUK

    I received the DVD yesterday and decided I would start the 28 day program today. I thought it would be a good idea to do these exercise sessions first thing in the morning after a cup of coffee and a read of the Spark Coach material. Did the Short Cardio Blast today. Got a bit uncoordinated at ... Read more

  • "Nothing changes if nothing changes"

    5/11/2015 11:55:42 PM, by MDTWEETY

    Ahhhh! So I am late with the blog this week. Yesterday was Mother's Day and we were out and about for most of the day. I took 3 days off from working out (NOT good!) but today I kept my 20-minute date with Jillian. Overall, as I reflect on the past few weeks, I feel I am not doing enough to kick thi... Read more