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  • Discipline

    4/18/2015 9:39:12 AM, by DYANNE4293

    My father taught me that only through self-discipline can you achieve freedom. Pour water into a cup and you can drink. Without the cup, the water would splash over. The cup is discipline. --Ricardo Montalban It is no accident that the words discipline and disciple come from the same root. To be ... Read more

  • Living Again

    4/18/2015 12:00:43 AM, by MIGSJG

    For those who know me, you know how close my mommy and I were. After her death I found it hard to have "fun" without a sense of guilt. I know she would want me to enjoy my life and keep doing things we used to do together even though she only attends in my heart now. So I did 3 things that absolu... Read more

  • Saturday

    4/17/2015 11:49:21 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Happy Saturday enjoy be blessed sending light love joy and happiness and please pray for some peace for me hugs... Read more

  • Gall Bladder Surgery complications

    4/17/2015 5:36:20 PM, by DYANNE4293

    I had gall bladder surgery on Monday 4/13/15. On Tuesday, I began running a fever and was extremely fatigued. Tuesday evening I went to the emergency room when my fever spiked to 102 degrees. The ER did blood work was all normal. However, my chest x-Ray was not. I was informed I had a partial co... Read more

  • Friday Rambles and stuuuuuuff

    4/17/2015 1:48:22 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    this past week I've been hecka busy. In between working, band meetings, and tending to hubs and the kids (an always full time job there right?) I thought about last week's blog. and what I was doing to make it better. Well, I do agree with some of the other Sparkies out there. Mojo is a nogo ... Read more

  • Try something new and O.A.R.!

    4/17/2015 12:26:07 PM, by CHNGEISADCISION

    Day 22 - Try something new!! This is one I don't have to work on! I try to incorporate a new recipe into our weekly meals at least 3 weeks out of the month. Some times they rock....some times they suck!! But you'll never know until you try something new! So tonight we are taking my st... Read more

  • Cravings

    4/17/2015 11:32:20 AM, by KELSER84

    After months of not seeing the scale budge, I finally saw a 4.4 pound loss this week. What did I do? Simple, I cleaned up my eating habits. I have become someone who preps my lunches on Sunday's, makes me them every night before I go to bed and I even cook two dinners when I am cooking one so I don'... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/17/2015 9:00:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have some errands to complete this morning,before i go to work later this afternoon. i enjoyed spending some one on one time with my daughter the other day and i know she enjoyed it,too. all of the birds say hi. the weekend is here! hurray! I'm back to my regular work hours today and tomorrow. i n... Read more

  • Time to Face the Facts

    4/17/2015 7:20:24 AM, by KLMEIRING

    It is what it is. I stepped on the scale today. My weight is only five pounds less than the highest I have ever seen on a scale. I cannot say that I was surprised by this. Actions have consequences. I have been aware of the fact that my clothes are not comfortable and I have very few items that... Read more

  • Blogworthy Occasion!

    4/17/2015 3:20:41 AM, by ZELLAZM

    Happy 8th Sparkiversary to me! 244 252 244 I celebrated by getting myself a new scale the other day, something I've been meaning to do for a long time. I love my new scale. It reads almost 4 pounds lower than my old one. 212 192 212 However, I know I didn't lose 4 pounds in 24 h... Read more

  • Progress Already?

    4/16/2015 8:03:19 PM, by PHILLYGIRL3

    It's only been four days, but I swear I can see a little progress. On Saturday nights I generally pick out my clothes for the following week, and I swear today's outfit fit better today than Saturday. I definitely feel stronger. I repeated the HIIT workout I'd done Tuesday and didn't feel nearly ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/16/2015 4:23:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful spring day today. i'm enjoying some time with my daughter at the local library. all of the birds say hi! a much needed day off from work today. due to some staff being off sick, there has been extra time at work all week so far. it is easier for me to come in an hour earlier than to stay... Read more

  • Confession

    4/16/2015 4:00:26 PM, by SANA0825

    I have not been eating well.... nor have been very active the past few days. Moving has set me back a little, but starting to get a grip on everything again. I hope to have my meal prep done tonight so I can avoid any further obstacles. I am NOT a morning person, but need to become one in the ho... Read more

  • Day 5

    4/16/2015 2:09:27 PM, by BOBOSENSEI

    I woke up with a headache. I've had a headache for the last few mornings so I haven't done yoga, but I have been lifting and doing cardio. Normally I would have blamed a morning headache on having red wine the night before, but I haven't had alcohol in a week. I am down a pound so far even th... Read more

  • Silence your saboteurs!

    4/16/2015 12:35:07 PM, by CHNGEISADCISION

    Silence your saboteurs - It's time to make some tough decisions today. Are there any people in your life who are preventing you from reaching your biggest goals? Think of all the saboteurs you regularly face and make a conscious decision to not let them affect you anymore. You might need to li... Read more

  • Apr 15: Getting More Steps By Running In Frisbees!

    4/16/2015 11:16:15 AM, by FATHINSN

    Since I joined again Frisbee game on Wednesday 8th April, I get average steps more than 7500 steps (my goal is to get daily at least 7500 steps). Those days that I got more than 10K steps were days that I played Frisbees; 8th April I got 12179 and 11th April I got 11262 :D I think I enjoy running mo... Read more

  • STRONG WOMEN!

    4/16/2015 8:00:37 AM, by MIRAGE727

    I love strong women. I am blessed to be surrounded by strong positive women in my life. My number one is my wife, DSSECRETS! She is the source of my strength! She inspires me every single day of my life. If I hadn't followed her lead, I would never be where I am today! I love you, D! 129 ... Read more

  • Paying the Price for Success: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 38

    4/16/2015 4:57:47 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    One of my FAVORITE sayings is 'SUCCESS is doing all the things you DON'T want to do in order to get the things you want to have'. This statement applies DIRECTLY to my fitness situation. Here is a list of 6 things I just DO NOT want to do, but MUST in order for me to be successful at my fitness ques... Read more

  • Spring Time

    4/15/2015 3:24:31 PM, by SABNMICH

    It is finally turning spring in Michigan and it is has been really quite lovely the last couple of days. It really gets me thinking of being outside and being more active. I am anxious to start my garden and get out and get hiking. My husband and I love to camp and hike in the woods on our weekend... Read more

  • Still sick...blah!

    4/15/2015 12:02:05 PM, by CHNGEISADCISION

    This cold is kicking my butt! As soon as I lay down to go to sleep....*cough, cough, cough*. I'm SICK of it.... (pun intended) Day 20 - See the good in others. I think we can all learn from this one. No exercise last night.... trying to get some rest. Calorie Burn: (Weekly g... Read more

  • Reconnecting With My Passions: The 'Bikini Neanie' project, Day 37

    4/15/2015 6:16:32 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Hi Sparkfriends! 213 It's the American way to work and work and WORK, but sometimes, we need to take a time out from all of our work and other obligations to ENJOY the time we have here on earth. God gave each of us special little somethings that we are passionate about, and He also embedded... Read more

  • The Mentality of It

    4/14/2015 9:30:03 PM, by PHILLYGIRL3

    This part of exercising is always frustrating because I KNOW that I can do more - not that long ago I WAS doing more - but my body just doesn't seem able to. Or is it my mind? It was hard for me to run 3 minutes on the treadmill today. THREE MINUTES!!! Even at my most laziest points I've always ... Read more

  • My ChiRunning Journey (for all those interested in ChiRunning)

    4/14/2015 2:52:14 PM, by MBTEPP

    When I started running three years ago, I was very interested in mechanics. How can I run more efficiently? This was a question I asked myself before I realized efficiency is an important part of the sport. I was a former athlete, so expending less energy to do more. I had never run before, and a... Read more

  • FOCUS!

    4/14/2015 2:42:40 PM, by SANA0825

    I'm looking forward to a new healthy ME! My bully baby, Bubba, and I moved into a small 3rd floor studio apartment in a trendy college life side of town. I'm so excited to be able to WALK everywhere! Lots of food, stores, two parks, AND the lake! :) I can't wait to start going on longe... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/14/2015 11:51:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through another day. i had a hectic weekend. yet it was worth every minute. my daughter is enjoying school and says hi. all of the birds are doing well and say hi,too. in a while, i am off to my job. for me, i am happy to have a steady job and i am finally adjusting to the hours i need to ... Read more

  • Gall Bladder surgery

    4/14/2015 11:39:57 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Here's a picture of me and my awesome boyfriend. I had my gall bladder removed yesterday. The doctor told me I had gall stones due to the massive weight loss I had from gastric sleeve surgery. The pain is rough. I didn't sleep well last night, waking every hour. My throat hurts due to intuba... Read more

  • SO BEHIND!

    4/14/2015 11:38:03 AM, by CHNGEISADCISION

    I'm so far behind on my blogging and Healthy Habits Reset! UGH! - We had a pretty crazy weekend... So today's #HHR lesson is perfect. It's about finding BALANCE! I need to learn how to balance fun with chores with work with goals! Right now I need balance between stuffy head and loopy sinus meds!... Read more

  • Fitness Self Assessment: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 36

    4/14/2015 4:38:59 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    First off, let me thank ALL of my wonderful Sparkfriends for reaching out to me as I go through this strange spell. Oh! You'd better BELIEVE that I am DEFINITELY gonna get it together! 211 I have taken the past couple of days to reevaluate my fitness regimen and needed strategies for suc... Read more

  • There is no Tomorrow

    4/13/2015 10:49:09 PM, by GONABFIT

    New Blog on my site The midnight Beauty! Thanks for reading! Also I worked out today and exercised. I'm sick and on antibiotics now so taking it easy. www.themidnightbeauty.wordpres
    s.com... Read more

  • Restarting for the millionth time...

    4/13/2015 8:46:39 PM, by PHILLYGIRL3

    Today was my first day joining the Couch to 5k group at work, and only my second run outside in I don't know how long. I kept up for most of it, and in fact, wasn't even with the slowest ones, but the last interval I had to walk. At first I was feeling like a failure but, you know, writing it down... Read more

  • Trying to focus

    4/13/2015 3:01:54 PM, by SANA0825

    It's been a rough weekend. Moving, stress, and relationship issues are a bad mix. I'm so very tired and sore. My body and my heart hurt for different reasons. Starting over SUCKS! I'm trying to focus on staying active and as positive as possible. Just a little difficult. I'm trying to focus on ... Read more

  • Pregnancy weight GONE!

    4/13/2015 1:44:26 PM, by MRAMBLES

    I can proudly say that I lost all my pregnancy weight! I hit my first major goal! 60 pounds gone forever! Yay! When I found out I was pregnant, I was 190 pounds. Not ideal for a starting weight because I was near my highest weight already. I ate anything and everything I wanted, using pregnanc... Read more

  • For Christ followers!

    4/13/2015 8:29:09 AM, by IMAVISION

    232 288 232 288 232 288 232 288 232 288 A Sister-in-Christ sent this minute & a half clip my way. I have listened to it several times & have felt the urge to share it in as may formats as possible. I originally was planning to title this blog "WAKE UP AMERICA!"; however, it isn't th... Read more

  • Day 2

    4/13/2015 5:19:54 AM, by BOBOSENSEI

    I'm having a pretty good day so far. I got out of bed and started yoga at 5am, even though I had a little trouble getting to sleep and I really didn't want to get up. My yoga session was good. I had a nice walk with my dog even though I got a couple of blisters from my new shoes (I was wearing th... Read more

  • Over 20 miles in a single day at the age of 45-age ain't nothing but a number!

    4/12/2015 12:58:54 PM, by MSKIZ69

    Yesterday was amazing to me-the first real day of spring after the cold cold(did I mention cold)winter we had I wanted to be out in the fresh hair and just breathe. Spring fever perhaps, but it felt so good to be out and walking-even did a bit of slow outside running while I was out and that felt ev... Read more

  • Spiritual Progress

    4/12/2015 12:48:24 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is: To try to extinguish the drive for riches with money is like trying to quench a fire by pouring butterfat over it. --Hindu proverb In recovery, we learn what we truly want and what is only a symbol of our desires. Do we truly want to use our ... Read more

  • How Not To Run A Marathon. . .

    4/12/2015 10:48:02 AM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    I had a whirlwind week with David being in the hospital, working full time, doing a running streak and keeping the pets fed and happy. I got all my workouts in but I ate terrible all week and I really didn't drink enough water on Friday. My boss and I are all we have at the office now and her husba... Read more

  • Day 1

    4/12/2015 8:12:50 AM, by BOBOSENSEI

    It was nice to see the positive responses from people after my last blog post. Honestly, I wasn't expecting anyone to pay attention to what I was writing, but the positive encouragement was really great. In response to one reply, about getting more out the more you put in, really rang true to me ... Read more

  • Stress BEGONE!: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 34

    4/12/2015 5:36:40 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Stress is no joke! I can't believe that I've gained 6 pounds in one week. I take that back--I CAN believe it. The root cause of all the stress has to do with my lack of organization this week as well as job related issues. I GOTTA GET IT TOGETHER. 198 I know most of this weight is indeed... Read more

  • Sharing is Healing

    4/11/2015 7:42:48 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is: Sharing is healing. --Cathy Stone It's not easy to share the intimate details of our lives. We have guarded our secrets for years. But now it's suggested that we tell our secrets to people whose names we barely know. That's certainly not the ... Read more

  • Slacking a little

    4/11/2015 7:21:05 PM, by SHARPCHEDDAR

    I've been eating more untrackable things lately for dinner, so I'm a little worried about my weigh in on Monday morning before work. I've been keeping my calorie estimations down at least though, so it should be impossible to gain weight, I just might not lose it this week. I've used two of my three... Read more

  • Will blogging keep me honest?

    4/11/2015 12:50:58 PM, by BOBOSENSEI

    So this is only my third blog post in all my time at sparkpeople. I don't remember when I first joined, but it feels like I have been a member for a really long time. Five years maybe. So why am I still overweight? Why am I heavier now than ever before? If there was a disorder for an obsession ... Read more

  • Using up and Re-stocking the supplements

    4/11/2015 11:27:30 AM, by DRTOVAH

    The week or so I've been doing a sort of "decluttering" of my protein/meal replacement shakes and various supplements. I have some half or less bottles of various products. Often times when I find something better, a flavor I like more, something that mixes better, has a better nutrient ratio, I mo... Read more

  • Choices

    4/10/2015 11:38:26 AM, by ANDIRUNS4

    Last week I read an SP article about the importance of starting my sentences with the word "I." Or more like the words "I chose." Often when I am thinking about the choices I have made throughout the day, I tend to place the onus on outside factors - like the Easter Bunny did drop off all that choco... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/10/2015 9:43:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! i look forward to the weekends every week. it is a chance to unwind and enjoy doing things that are not work related. i have some computer work to do this morning. then i am off for a long walk. all the birds say hi. my daughter aced her math quiz this week! Woo hoo! Hav... Read more

  • April Record of Gym Visits for June Discount on Dues

    4/10/2015 7:35:17 AM, by NUCLEARMUM

    My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. Spring break lots of out of gym activity 04/03 1 of 12 Zumba 04/06 2 of 12 Sculpt 04/07 3 of 12 Bodypump 04/08 4 of 12 Zumba 04/09 5 of 12 Sculpt 04/10 6 of 12 Zumba 04/11 7 of 12 Sculpt & Zum... Read more

  • Martyrs

    4/10/2015 6:48:27 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is: Martyrs set bad examples. --David Russell Sometimes we call people "martyrs." We think of them as victims. They suffer, but sometimes not for a cause. They play "poor me." They want people to notice how much they suffer. They are afraid to re... Read more

  • My newest fitness toy – FitDesk

    4/10/2015 12:16:18 AM, by DRTOVAH

    I recently purchased a FitDesk. A while back I saw one in a Hammacher catalog. I was disappointed when I saw most the recent catalogs from this company and website did not carry, but instead just had an iPad holder bike. I don’t know if the bike I saw previously was also a FitDesk, but I stumbl... Read more

  • DAY 2

    4/9/2015 10:09:24 PM, by ~*~SPUNKI~*~

    AMAZING!! I am so proud of myself... I am doing this..for real this time. I can feel it in my soul, that this is my time!! I know, I know, this is the same song and dance pretty much everyone says at one time or another...however, for me... I know this time...... I am in it for the long hau... Read more

  • Hello 160s and under 40% Bodyfat

    4/9/2015 9:17:39 PM, by DRTOVAH

    I can't believe it's been two months since my last post! Even though I've been active and even cleaner with diet, weight loss has slowed. Frustrating!! What use to take just over a month to lose 10lbs then stretched to 6 weeks, then about 2 months. I know this is normal, but still.... This brin... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/9/2015 8:42:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    i enjoyed a much needed day off today. spent time with my daughter,which is something i enjoy doing any time. got some errands done and some of my storage things sorted out. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Falling Down

    4/9/2015 5:59:16 PM, by JODROX

    Last night I had a 1-hour run planned. My last long run was so great -- I felt so energized and positive about it. But this run, the first 30 minutes anyway, were not so great. My energy just wasn't there. It was windy out and colder than I like. But I soldiered on, and was glad to be half done, whe... Read more

  • Celebrating good behaviors: The 'Bikini Neanie' project, Day 31

    4/9/2015 1:55:41 PM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Well, it's been a little over a month since I started my little 'Bikini Neanie' project, and so far, I'm happy with my behavioral progress! I have: 248 1. Been consistent with preplanning meals 2. Been consistent with tracking meals 3. Been consistent with reaching my Fitbit st... Read more

  • The Struggle is Real!

    4/9/2015 11:47:41 AM, by CHNGEISADCISION

    Stop the Slump - Motivational Slump that is. It's weird b/c I'm only in a healthy eating slump. I have the motivation for the exercise! Exercise is like therapy for me.... be it taking a nature walk or jog... being in nature or (like last night) taking a Zumba class that we basically dance ... Read more

  • Nap time!!

    4/9/2015 10:46:45 AM, by RUNNINGWILD

    “Naps can restore alertness, enhance performance, and reduce mistakes and accidents. A study at NASA on sleepy military pilots and astronauts found that a 40-minute improved performance by 34% and alertness 100%..” - The National Sleep Institute ... Read more

  • Handicapped

    4/9/2015 6:57:40 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought is: Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world - making the most of one's best. --Harry Emerson Fosdick What... Read more

  • Dancing off the pounds?

    4/8/2015 4:11:30 PM, by GONABFIT

    The scale says I'm 5 pounds down. That makes me happy! I was shocked and might double check to make sure it's correct OR bask in the glory of the lower number for another week. LOL I checked twice though, so for today the number is 5 pounds down! YAY! I am practicing all of my dances (the one... Read more

  • Day 1

    4/8/2015 3:25:02 PM, by ~*~SPUNKI~*~

    Well as I blogged yesterday , today is Day 1, and today I got up and did my work out. Was it my "best" work out of all times... no. However, it was better that what I've done in the past few months. Tonight before work, I will put my gym clothes in my car, and I will hit the treadmill for at lea... Read more

  • Be Invincible & Shock Collars

    4/8/2015 12:54:16 PM, by CHNGEISADCISION

    Day 17 - Be Invincible! We all have occasional moments where we feel invincible--like when we ace a difficult exam in college, or tackle a particularly tough workout. Today, take a few minutes to reflect on a time when you felt on top of the world. Can you recapture that feeling and use it ... Read more

  • I'm too lazy to type this right now...

    4/8/2015 11:14:08 AM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    We've all been there. I'm sure this is why most of us are here. You'd think after five years of Spark, I'd have the answers. Alas. I'm just out of it this month. Well, and last month, and well, maybe the month before that too... I know I just need to move. Whether it be running or C... Read more

  • Eyes on the prize!

    4/8/2015 10:46:41 AM, by SANA0825

    I have found that it is very easy to wallow in your misery, whatever it may be. Life isn't easy. It isn't easy for anyone at any time. It's easy to say, oh so-and-so has the perfect life, they have their life together. However, the truth is that we ALL struggle daily with our own demons. For e... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/8/2015 9:54:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did get the hours i hoped for at work. i am happy to still have a job and that i enjoy going to work each day. i get along well with my co workers and others i meet at the company. my daughter is doing well and says hi. i am catching up on some housework today. i am fitting in some exercise before... Read more

  • Once again...

    4/7/2015 3:18:01 PM, by ~*~SPUNKI~*~

    Here I sit, at my original weight with no motivation to do anything about it. Life is such a funny , chaotic thing..however, I can't seem to keep myself first in line. I say tomorrow I will go to the gym, and tomorrow never comes. I can't seem to find motivation within myself, even though I have ... Read more

  • Accentuate the Positive

    4/7/2015 12:23:21 PM, by CHNGEISADCISION

    449 Happy Easter everyone!! I think I ate enough calories to save a VILLAGE!!! But it was so good!!!! Got some great pictures of the kids and cousins...I'll upload some later. Day 16 - Accentuate the Positive - "Do you find yourself engaging in negative self-talk? Stop beating yoursel... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/7/2015 10:42:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great long weekend. easter was wonderful and my daughter is very happy. i am catching up on some computer work today. later this afternoon, i will be off to work. i am adjusting to the afternoon shift much better now. there is a slight chance i may not have to be there as late at work. i wil... Read more

  • Three Cheers for Rest Day!!!

    4/7/2015 8:42:23 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Morning Sparkpeeps! I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter holiday. I won't have to cook at all this week courtesy of my Grandmother's leftovers. The weather is finally perking up and we are starting to spend more time outside. My daughter loves going to the playground and the hubs and I practice... Read more

  • Quest 177: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 29

    4/7/2015 7:14:14 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    YAY ME! I lost another pound! I'm down to 179.... AGAIN, lol! 41 Oh me oh my! If ONLY I could get off of this plateau merry go round! Well, in my imagination, I have found a magic lamp and I am asking the fitness genie that lives inside it to grant me just ONE WISH: I wanna lose 2 pounds... Read more

  • Support and Validation

    4/7/2015 7:05:58 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought: I can live for two months on a good compliment. -- Mark Twain Newcomer: At a meeting I shared about a loss I've gone through, and the response was amazing. People expressed sympathy and understanding, and a number of them shared experiences of their own that were similar to min... Read more

  • Avoiding candy

    4/6/2015 2:07:06 PM, by SHARPCHEDDAR

    I've managed to avoid all of the Easter candy at work this weekend, and that was a major victory for me! I've actually not had any chips, french fries, or candy (except 1 single Worther's original I ate without thinking on the second day of my diet) since I got back on my diet! I'm not doing a sugar... Read more

  • It's been a very rough week....

    4/6/2015 12:56:53 PM, by SANA0825

    My personal life is going through a lot of changes, I'm in the process of getting out of a bad (for me) relationship. It's good in the long run, this is know. However, currently it's really starting to put me in a bad place mentally. I'm trying to throw myself into focusing on my new apartment, bein... Read more

  • Powerlessness

    4/6/2015 8:54:38 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought is: Reflection for the Day Every person, no matter what his or her balance for good or evil, is a part of the Divine economy. We are all children of God, and it is unlikely that God intends to favor one over another. So it is necessary for all of us to accept whatever positive gift... Read more

  • Going Backwards: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 28

    4/6/2015 5:24:17 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    I know! I know! I know that we're not supposed to use the scale as the sole measurement of improved fitness. HOWEVER, it would be nice to see my numbers move out of a specific range. I have been teetering between 179 and 184 for the past few months now, ALTHOUGH I will say that I do look a lot bette... Read more

  • 21 Day Fix

    4/6/2015 1:02:06 AM, by MSGIRLINAL

    I just completed my first round of the 21 Day Fix program and I am very pleased with my results. I am down 6 pounds and I lost 9 inches all over. This program has taught me about portion control and eating clean healthy foods. The workouts were challenging without being overwhelming. I definitely wi... Read more

  • April 5, 2015

    4/5/2015 4:16:43 PM, by RUNNINGWILD

    Measure for the week is: Tracking 6/7 days KCCC list: Clinic email with route map Dentist appointments Eye appointments Clean fridge 248 (Sunday) Empty litter box, replace sand Recyclable stuff to depot Run clothes - sort/fold/donate (does this list look familiar?) This ... Read more

  • Super Sunday

    4/5/2015 2:56:45 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, April 5, 2015 ... Read more

  • Super Sunday

    4/5/2015 2:55:22 PM, by KNEEMAKER

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  • Amazing changes in the last couple of weeks.

    4/5/2015 1:30:21 PM, by DEPOTMODE

    Today, we completed another 10-mile walk, our last before the half marathon on April 19. We improved on our time by over five minutes! I'm pretty pleased with that. Also pleased that I kept up a consistent pace the entire 10 miles, as opposed to fading in mile 8. That small distinction will be impor... Read more

  • Super short blog: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 27

    4/5/2015 11:36:24 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    YESTERDAY'S RECAP: I got my Fitbit steps in. I stayed within my calorie range UNTIL the end of the night when I blew it by eating the rest of my highly caloric homemade protein squares. Oh well! I had a moment of weakness (that tasted delicious). I also weighed myself, and overall, I haven't re... Read more

  • Another Hospital Stay.

    4/5/2015 9:46:53 AM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    Happy Easter!! I feel serene today. My husband had a fever yesterday so I took him to the ER and we found out that he was starting to develop pneumonia in his right lung and a bladder infection due to being immuno-compromised from the chemo and organ transplants. So we are back in the hospital... Read more

  • Ponder this Interesting Truth!

    4/4/2015 10:41:32 PM, by IMAVISION

    1266712667126671266712667 Jesus died over 2000 years ago. Nobody has ever referred to Him as "the late Jesus"! Not even the heathens! Nowhere in history! Nowhere has He ever been referred to in past tense! He is the Living God! When Jesus died on the cross He ... Read more

  • Two Different Approaches

    4/4/2015 10:13:32 AM, by KLMEIRING

    A Facebook friend shared a quote from Dr. Jane Goodall, "You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." Which approach will you choose? Will you choose to c... Read more

  • Take Off and Spring 5% Challenge Motivation

    4/4/2015 9:16:13 AM, by ZELLAZM

    283244283244283244283244 Today is the big day! We're starting the 5% challenge and BOY do I need it, because I've actually gained a couple of pounds since signing up. I also got behind on some of the pre-challenge assignments, so will be catching up on those over the long weekend. Here's wh... Read more

  • Conflict Resolution

    4/4/2015 8:57:04 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought is: If I should lose, let me stand by the road and cheer as the winners go by. --Berton Bradley If we are to be among the winners in the recovery from addiction and obsession, we must maintain the attitude of success. Winners in any Twelve Step program take fearless inventories, c... Read more

  • A Little Support Goes a Long Way: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 26

    4/4/2015 8:21:58 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Yesterday was the last day of my family's Fitbit workweek hustle. My daughter had told me early on in the week that she would be the winner. As the week progressed, she definitely proved herself to be a formidable competitor indeed! Last night, we were on the countdown to completion. She and I ... Read more

  • Hair story: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 25

    4/3/2015 12:17:38 PM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Once upon a time, I had some REALLY long hair. I was blessed with some type of crazy hair gene that allows my hair to grow with ease. No matter how much I'd trim/cut it, it would grow RIGHT BACK in a relatively short period of time. By my 39th birthday, my hair was 16 inches long. Me with... Read more

  • New Blog! With pics :)

    4/2/2015 11:59:27 PM, by GONABFIT

    check it out if you'd like :=D http://themidnightbeauty.wordp
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    -your-dreams-even-the-wild-ones/... Read more

  • Bucket List- Check!

    4/2/2015 10:44:58 PM, by GONABFIT

    I am an official instructor for a dance class! I am soon excited! Since I was... I don't know 15? I wanted to teach a fitness class and now... I'm going to do it! Of course I still have my regular 80 hour a week being a doctor thing but now I will have a fun way to exercise, be social, and help othe... Read more

  • Maundy Thursday Note & Please Enjoy, "Animals are Awesome"!

    4/2/2015 6:02:48 PM, by IMAVISION

    126 184 126 184 126 184 126 184126 184 I pray that each of you is enjoying this Holy Day of Maundy Thursday - observed by Christ followers. It's a more solemn observance than those of Palm Sunday & Easter, as it centers on focusing on two primary rituals from biblical accounts of the Last S... Read more

  • My long overdue return to Sparkpeople

    4/2/2015 2:34:30 PM, by SHARPCHEDDAR

    I’ve been back on Sparkpeople for the last two weeks tracking my intake and increasing my activity level. I lost 31 pounds through diet alone in 2010 using the diet tracker, and then I started working night shift and started letting all of my good habits lapse. Now I’ve gone and regained all of ... Read more

  • Semester is almost over

    4/2/2015 1:46:16 PM, by GRANDEFILLE

    I know I haven't been here for a long time. As I had written previously, I have started school in January. Since I plan on getting my Bachelor's In engineering of Information Technology and I don't intend for it to take forever, I took 2 classes this semester. That meant going to school 4 nights ... Read more

  • Appreciate what you have!

    4/2/2015 12:42:17 PM, by CHNGEISADCISION

    Day 15 - "When we're focused on reaching a goal, it's easy to get caught up in all of our downsides without appreciating the good qualities we already have. Today, your challenge is to write down three of your greatest strengths. Keep them in a place where you can see them every day. You deser... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/2/2015 12:19:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm feeling better today. i have some errands to run and some computer work to do today. it is my day off from work. i also get tomorrow off as well. then i have to work on saturday. i will take it. the time off gives me a chance to relax and to do what i like to do. my daughter is really looking fo... Read more

  • Remembering Biggest Loser

    4/2/2015 8:54:40 AM, by JODROX

    One year ago we were wrapping up our Biggest Loser competition. I was eating extremely light (1200) in an attempt to win one of the top 3 spots. I got down to my lowest adult weight ever (122.5), and immediately started gaining it back when the competition was over. Lesson learned: super restrictive... Read more

  • Next Goal.....

    4/2/2015 8:25:07 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    So Happy It's Thursday (S.H.I.T) Sparkpeeps! Gotta start thinking of my next adventure. Now that the full marathon is behind me, I think I may want to start taking a dance class or join an adult basketball league, or adult swim league. Don't quite know yet. My interests are all over the place. ... Read more

  • Odd day: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 24

    4/2/2015 5:05:20 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    YESTERDAY'S RECAP: Yesterday, I was a little 'off'. I did everything right as far as my fitness and food is concerned, but MENTALLY, I was just not as motivated to get anything done. I had a loooooong day at work and treated a lot of patients. I don't know which I enjoy more--my profession or t... Read more

  • Treadmill vs Runkeeper

    4/1/2015 3:26:41 PM, by BAILEYS7OF9

    So I got a new 315 the end of December. I was surprised that it said I was much slower than Run Keeper had me as I was exerting the same effort. So checked and when I 363 1.1 miles it was 17 minutes and I burned 100 calories on the 315. Today, I power walked 1.1 miles for 15 minutes... Read more

  • Keeping Secrets

    4/1/2015 2:13:50 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden is: Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this, you are dreadfully like other people. -- James Russell Lowell Sharing our many experiences with our friends in Twelve Step meetings helps us understand how very similar we all are. We are unique only in the sense that ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/1/2015 11:36:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling better than i did yesterday. i will go to work this afternoon and see how i feel while i am there. my family is concerned that i will be alright,as i very seldom get sick. my good friend is making sure i am alright,too. if my cough does not improve much today,or increases, then i will h... Read more

  • Humpday HIIT

    4/1/2015 9:15:08 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Morning Sparkpeeps! Wednesday = HIIT day! One of my toughest workouts of the week, by far. The day isn't truly over until that class is. Hope you guys are doing well. I'm really looking forward to Easter dinner with my family Sunday. What do you guys do to celebrate (if at all)?... Read more

  • Super short blog: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 23

    4/1/2015 5:32:06 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Good morning, Sparkfriends! Here are the latest Fitbit Workweek Hustle stats: 331 Me: 31,000+ Son: 21,000+ Daughter: 27,000+ 331 My kids are definitely giving me a run for my money! 312 YESTERDAY'S RECAP: I was active all day. I got a lot of perso... Read more