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  • it's tuesday

    2/21/2017 2:04:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today, with the rest of the week being milder than is usual at this time of the year. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #29 - "Is Weight Loss Stressing You Out?"

    2/21/2017 1:29:59 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's as if Spark People was reading my mind. It's been a hard few days with a lot on my mind. And then the gods smiled and there was an article with a title describing EXACTLY how I feel. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/w
    ellness_articles.asp?id=473 Two of my favorite quotes from t... Read more

  • Tuesday

    2/20/2017 11:38:15 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Wow finished hours of papers so glad be blessed and wednesday I will try to finish up the rest of the insurance hugs and blessings... Read more

  • Rain on trees

    2/20/2017 2:03:27 PM, by BDTHOM

    Sunday I got out for a rainy walk in the woods. It was a new-to-me trail and I was delighted by this wonderful forest. I didn't even mind the rain. The video does't want to work for everyone. I'll post a couple pictures in it's place, including pics from my Monday walk in the rain. Tho... Read more

  • More than just running........ OK!

    2/20/2017 10:34:46 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I'm 62. I'm a healthy weight. I take no medication. I'm pretty fit and strong. I run three or four times a week, and am getting stronger doing that. I do yoga whenever I can, and I'm getting stronger and more flexible doing that. But I've always kept well-away from those 'Go for the Burn!' ... Read more

  • Bumps In The Road, But I Just Keep Going

    2/20/2017 4:56:55 AM, by -TSUNDOKU-

    For the past 3 days I have been working hard to cut back on bulimic thoughts and behaviors, but boy-oh-boy was it difficult! However, I was gradually losing weight at a healthy pace, eating a reasonable amount in terms of portion sizes, and exercising (but not overexercising for hours on end). Ho... Read more

  • New week

    2/20/2017 12:28:25 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Stressed days ahead with tons of paperwork enjoy your day hugs... Read more

  • Today was a good day

    2/19/2017 10:45:12 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Today was a good day. I did 4 watp miles 2 at a time. Got 12,000 steps in. My sugar was 150 my sinus are draining a lot today not feeling super . I think the 2 younger girls are feeling the same way I planned my meals for tomorrow I have an eye dr apt I need glasses badly I got real sick almost 3... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #28 - Hard Day

    2/19/2017 10:59:22 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I constantly preach to others that it's not about weight. It's about how you feel about yourself. It's about reaching goals. It's about being strong. And I know it is. But yesterday I had a hard day. A truly rough moment where my mindset just wasn't good. At all. My husband slowed down the con... Read more

  • Busted Baking! Stress-busting challenge 28/28

    2/19/2017 7:50:00 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Well, thanks to everyone who read and commented on my last blog about an experiment in timing. Seems like we all pretty much agree - it we don't want to find ourselves eating it, we just have to give up baking it! Sad, but true! I've finished the Stress-busting Challenge. I'm not sure that I... Read more

  • Emotional Journey

    2/18/2017 9:46:13 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    weight today 292 taking medicine for my belly, 2 for my now full blown diabetes probably one for high blood pressure soon i have allergy meds now to plus my vitamins and fish oil. i can barely walk move my body is pretty stiff in every joint spent the day rereading all of my old blogs fro... Read more

  • 18 Feb 2017 Return of the Curvy Lady

    2/18/2017 8:26:16 AM, by FATHINSN

    Back to my exercises today! I was worried about my right knee as it still ached from my January vacation trip - perhaps overused in physical activities that triple than usual. However, after my doctor reassured me that I could do my workouts as long as I restarted with light intensity such as walkin... Read more

  • Saturday

    2/17/2017 11:41:13 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a blessed day and enjoy life... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/17/2017 11:33:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to visit with some of my family today, while my daughter is in school. she does not have to go to school on monday and a lot of places are closed. for all who will be celebrating family day on monday, have a terrific day! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone and ... Read more

  • An experiment in timing

    2/17/2017 10:20:51 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    For the last few weeks, I have baked some Peanut Granola Bars on a Friday evening - for the weekend. I'm 'allowed' to have sweet treats at the weekend (No S diet) and I enjoy having these healthy-bake granola bars to take to work with me for a mid-afternoon snack, or to take to Park Run with me for ... Read more

  • Loving My Life

    2/17/2017 10:05:54 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Today's Blog is definitely going to be on a very personal note for me. You see, I am on the homestretch of realizing a lifelong dream... I am on track to graduate with my Master's degree in May of this year and I will finally be eligible to be employed in my chosen field without having to convince... Read more

  • Stress-busting Challenge 25/28

    2/16/2017 2:11:15 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I had a lovely stress-busting kind of a day today (lucky me! yes, I know, and I appreciate it!) I spent time with my friend, I walked on the beach, I was able to share stories with my friend (happy and sad), I did some craft work. All great stress-busters. First we took the winter shutter... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #27 - Go to healthy food products

    2/16/2017 1:10:26 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Throughout my whole SP experience I've found a lot of different products to try out. Some of which have become go to items in my life. So I figured I would share some of my tride true favorites and one new one! Feel like having tacos? We do at least once a week. In order to keep the calories lo... Read more

  • Been gone 16 days

    2/16/2017 11:53:11 AM, by DEBBIE0468

    Well....I fell off for a min. But Im back. I intend on keeping up with this. But its so easy to become distracted. Good new is that I didnt gain any weight. I have been watching what Im eating. I typically walk to work which is a 20 min walk. So I am getting exercise in. I am working today soo... Read more

  • Non-Scale Victories 1 month in

    2/16/2017 11:39:28 AM, by SUNFLOWERGRRL

    Was reading this article here on Sparkpeople: www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
    asp?post=55_things_the_sca
    le_wont_tell_you#_a5y_p=5354136 It got me to thinking about the non-scale victories I've had lately, 1 month into my health quest: -Fitting back into jeans I couldn't wear ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/16/2017 11:01:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    a windy, cool and sunny day here today. my daughter dressed warmly for school this morning. I dressed warmly, too. I am catching up on some computer work today and some errands. I will know before this time next week whether or not I get to go to an in person interview with the company for a full t... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/15/2017 2:36:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy for me. it is still somewhat mild here. my daughter says hi and sends hugs to all! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! the next phase for the job i had an interview for is for the agency to send my info to the company, then i will go and see the company itself. the comp... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #26 - Taking Things for Granted

    2/15/2017 12:51:13 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Sometimes the universe gives us subtle reminders not to take anything for granted. Do you ever really think about the things that you have that others don't? I'm very guilty of the fact that many things in my life have come easy to me, or just a privilege I was born with. I don't always appreciate t... Read more

  • That darn scale!I have been weighing myself way too much......

    2/15/2017 11:50:18 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Last week I did great with not eating after dinner. This week not so well. Start of the week my weight was just about where I wanted it.. Then I started eating after dinner and doing the snack nibble thing. Then I did the weighing thing. Knowing I have been over eating and just hoping that mayb... Read more

  • Take Control of Your Life with Spark

    2/15/2017 10:50:56 AM, by DIANALAZZELL

    sometimes i battle binge eating disorder. it lays low most of the time, but when i have a day like yesterday, it rears its ugly head. yesterday was Valentine's Day but i spent it alone while bf was sick in bed with a severe cold. strike 1. yesterday i skijpped my regular exercise routine to run some... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/14/2017 11:50:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    happy valentine's day,everyone! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i heard from a different place regarding a full time job. i will be in touch with them this afternoon, to see what they have to say. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Choose Yourself

    2/14/2017 5:31:35 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I'm pretty sure that I was first introduced to the Brave Girls Club by someone here on Spark - sorry, can't remember who/when - but I get a daily email with uplifting and inspirational messages from them. Today's was particularly lovely - it was about the importance of self-love/self-care. ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #25 - Weekend of ups and downs!

    2/13/2017 12:34:56 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I had a really enjoyable weekend - though I had successes and some set backs! I started the weekend with a Crossfit class. I'm really enjoying starting each weekend by leaving work a tiny bit early and getting in a Friday class - it's a great way to set the tone! Then Friday night we had... Read more

  • a new day

    2/13/2017 10:16:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling a lot better today. yesterday, there was quite a bit of snow here. my daughter and i went out and enjoyed playing in the snow. she is doing so well in school and she likes to try new things at least once. i have started to do the same. i got a different exercise dvd from the library tha... Read more

  • it's sunday

    2/12/2017 3:37:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am starting to feel much better. i am still taking it easy and not overdoing anything. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • It was a good day to stay home!

    2/12/2017 1:52:06 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    We've had a strong North-Easterly wind here for the past few days and although the temperature has been officially about 5C it's felt more like 1C. We're not used to being cold here - so we feel - cold! This is a video taken today of a visiting lifeboat leaving the harbour and setting out acr... Read more

  • Goals February 5-11

    2/11/2017 6:59:19 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    It wad not my intent getting sick on the way back from my dad's retirement party January 31st. I had a small cough last week (I was not the only one!), but February 9th I went to urgent care. He took chest x-rays too to send to lung specialist for pneumonia. DIAGNOSIS: Bronchitis, lung inflammat... Read more

  • Be Prepared - Valentines Brownie (raw)

    2/11/2017 11:42:16 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Does it look like a heart? A bit? I am working on Valentine's evening, and I thought I'd be prepared and make myself a chocolatey bit of something. I decided against buying heart-shaped chocolates (I did consider it......) and made myself a batch of raw brownies (the recipe I used says this ... Read more

  • Feb 2017 update

    2/11/2017 10:19:27 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Checking in after a long hiatus. Keeping it short and sweet because I'm using voice to text. Since the school year began weight is slowly creeping back on. It is now compounded by the fact that I had rotator cuff surgery mid January... My dominant arm/hand is in a sling. I've been out of work. I h... Read more

  • Journal entry 1

    2/11/2017 7:22:34 AM, by GRANDEFILLE

    Not yet a week since I came back. I can't say I have done a lot for the weight loss. I didn't binge. There is that. Those of you who have knowed me for a while know that I can do what I set out to do. I did run the 10k, I went back to school for my bachelor's degree in engineering and going well at... Read more

  • Stress-busting Challenge 21/28

    2/11/2017 6:15:17 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    What are you doing this weekend? I'm looking forward to having a rest (from work)! Tiredness is a major factor in stress-busting - the more tired we are, the less able we are to manage our stress-levels. I've blogged about this a bit before in relation to 'will-power' - that the brain seem... Read more

  • Stress-busting Challenge 20/28

    2/10/2017 5:01:32 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Not having enough money is stressful. Not having an emergency fund is stressful. But if I don't bother to budget, then those two things become even more stressful. At the moment I'm in a good, self-disciplined phase - I hope it lasts! I budget for the month. What I haven't got, I can't s... Read more

  • Resisting Temptation: An Everyday Battle you CAN Win

    2/10/2017 2:40:11 PM, by DIANALAZZELL

    so i have a new work colleague who has never seen me at my original weight. the other day she gave me a a few fruit snacks and i was feeling a bit snacky so i took a few off her hands. today she dumped a large bag of fruit snacks on my desk. uh oh. she is just being nice, does not know about my bing... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #24 - Crossfit Games 2017!

    2/10/2017 1:00:21 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's amazing the friends you really can make on-line. Back in the day I was a member on an online dating site where I was a regular on the forums. The forum no longer exists, but I have dear friends I made from that time on the forums. I've only ever met one of them, but I continue to stay in touch ... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/10/2017 10:42:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    I feel like I have come down with a cold. I have been taking it easy these past few days. yesterday, I just stayed at home, drank plenty of fluids and rested. my daughter says hi to everyone! all of the birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #23 - Crossfit Games 2017...?

    2/9/2017 2:35:27 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's been just over a year since I started Crossfit. I was truly blessed to be gifted a year of Crossfit for 2016 and for it now to be included as a perk for my consultancy job for 2017. For those who didn't read the SP blog featuring me and my CrossFit journey or anything I've ever written about Cr... Read more

  • St Ives Feast Day video

    2/9/2017 5:58:23 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Here's a video of St Ives Feast Day which I took part in on Monday. There are a few glimpses of me, playing the recorder with the band. You can tell how cold it is by how the police are wrapped up! www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH-Rse
    SlP2o... Read more

  • Things to remember when I want to give up

    2/8/2017 8:01:11 PM, by SUNFLOWERGRRL

    A letter to myself: Dear me, You’ve been on this latest “health quest” for a few weeks now and you’re starting to feel SO much better! I don’t want you to lose this incredible feeling of self-love and accomplishment. So when you feel like throwing in the towel, skipping too many workout... Read more

  • Stress-busting Challenge 18/28

    2/8/2017 4:33:18 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I know I am not alone in finding great peace and pleasure in taking some time to just sit on my doorstep with my coffee first thing in the morning. With or without a religious practice, this peaceful 15 mins before the day starts is a great stress-defence technique. These cold mornings, I wear... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #22 -Kids & Eating

    2/8/2017 1:08:29 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    My step daughter Amelia is coming for dinner tonight. She doesn't get to spend a lot of time with us, but because of some growing issues she's been having and at her request - she's going to be spending a lot more time with us! Yay! (Long complicated story - DH is not her biological father, but she ... Read more

  • I know I know.. it's been a while

    2/8/2017 12:42:47 PM, by GRANDEFILLE

    Hello my friends. sorry for being away so long. I have been busy with school and all, but I still should have taken the time to come here and comment my friends blogs. I can proudly say that I have finished my first year of my bachelor's degree in engineering! It is going good. I am ha... Read more

  • Need to increase exercise

    2/7/2017 10:21:51 PM, by SOXYINMO

    The question was how do I shake up my workouts, but I'm barely working out. I am finding time slipping through my fingers. Yep. there are definitely times I could be working out that I am on the computer or sitting in front of the TV, but lately having those 10 minutes to myself even just sitting st... Read more

  • Circuit Training Program

    2/7/2017 5:31:44 PM, by SMILEABBYG

    Today will be my first day of the program, and to be honest I'm scared hahaha, I don't know why, but since yesterday when I went to visit their place and sign up, my heart!! haha I was so nervous, my heart was beating so fast, hope I don't end up crying later hahaha... Read more

  • Everything Counts.. Must remember that

    2/7/2017 12:03:33 PM, by LDYHAZ

    I have been doing some reviewing of my nutritional tracker. By the way the calories look I should have been maintaining. I realised that I had been omitting a couple items.. THinking they were so small they couldn't really count. Fixing my cup off coffee and then adding the 3 tablespoons of "Sugar... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/7/2017 11:09:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    so far, it is not raining here yet. i am prepared if it does and so is my daughter. a good friend of mine recommended some different exercise dvds to try. i will head to the library to find them. i like to try different ones and to mix up the exercises i do now. i have some errands to run today and ... Read more

  • 52 Hike Challenge

    2/6/2017 5:19:57 PM, by SUNFLOWERGRRL

    www.52hikechallenge.com/ From 52hikechallenge.com: "The 52 Hike Challenge is a global movement inspiring you to take a personal journey to discover the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits gained through hiking once a week for an entire year. Thousands of people all around the worl... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #21 - Fat Shaming

    2/6/2017 1:14:30 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Victory was mine last night! I'm not talking about the Patriots, I'm not talking about Superbowl Squares - I'm talking about sticking to my commitment to not drink alcohol during the game! Actually no one who came over for the game drank at all during it so it was really easy and nice. Instead I dr... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/6/2017 11:29:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly mild day here today. a day to get outdoors and enjoy. my daughter says hi! for me, i am taking it easy today, not having too much to do. tomorrow, there is supposed to me a mix of weather, starting with freezing rain, then turning to rain, then turning cold tomorrow night into wednesday. so... Read more

  • Ah sugar,... and you got me wanting you

    2/6/2017 9:34:46 AM, by WINACHST

    Lyrics to Sugar, Sugar by the Archies: ... Oh, sugar, pour a little sugar on it honey, Pour a little sugar on it baby I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah Pour a little sugar on it oh yeah Pour a little sugar on it honey Pour a little sugar on it baby I'm gonna make your... Read more

  • How many times must I bang my head against that WALL!

    2/6/2017 9:26:16 AM, by LDYHAZ

    That's how I am feeling this morning. Well I felt that way yesterday also but couldn't bring myself to blog about it. Spark People has really helped me understand myself. I know my triggers. I know the things I should do. I step on the scale and WTF! I am up 5 lbs. Instantly my brain goes int... Read more

  • Down 1/2 pound

    2/6/2017 9:04:34 AM, by WINACHST

    I weighed myself this morning and found that I am down 1/2 pound from last weeks weigh-in. That is a small loss, but a loss nonetheless. I have had a lot of off-plan eating. It is a struggle to get back on plan with me. It seems like the off-plan foods I had eaten managed to get a stronghold on... Read more

  • Stress-busting Challenge 16/28

    2/6/2017 6:22:50 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today is St Ives Feast Day! It's raining, and blowing a gale, and cold......... fun? well, yes! We dress up in funny clothes - black & white with hats decorated with ivy - and parade through the town, along the Wharf, and round to an ancient well, where a silver ball is blessed. This co... Read more

  • Stress-busting Challenge 15/28

    2/5/2017 2:09:03 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Somehow I have missed a few days' blogging about this Challenge - I thought it was Day 14, but apparently it's Day 15. Oh well. It's week 3 and I'm not sure how much there is for me to learn about this - but it has been helpful to revise my knowledge and re-adjust some things. One of the less... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #20 - Toes to Bar!

    2/5/2017 9:51:08 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Man plans, god laughs. That's the saying right? Well I was saving my one day of drinking alcohol for Sunday, but that plan apparently wasn't the plan of the cosmos. Three of our friends came over Friday for game night. Two of the friends are neighbors who are usually not big drinkers. Well, the... Read more

  • Success

    2/5/2017 9:14:27 AM, by GABYMORRIS

    Breakthrough I lost 4.6 lbs this week. I am so proud of myself.... Read more

  • Vacation Goals

    2/5/2017 7:34:36 AM, by SPARKY070476

    This time last year, I was in the low carb, exercise, losing weight zone. My goal was to be healthy and fit for our spring break trip to Florida. This year, I didn't stay in that zone and gained back about 25 pounds. I stopped blogging, stopped exercising regularly and didn't stay low carb in... Read more

  • Running

    2/4/2017 7:18:14 PM, by GABYMORRIS

    I love and hate running. I hate being winded but I love the way I feel doing it. I did 3.2 miles in 54:34 min. 5k in over a month. Then the Pat Tillman run in April.... Read more

  • Today's Run

    2/4/2017 1:25:12 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Thanks to other people taking photos, I am able to share some with you. I go to Park Run on my own, and am not in any group of family, friends, clubs etc, so often get missed out of photos. Today the photographer was asking 'do you want a photo?' and I said 'yes, please!' and struck a 'power pose... Read more

  • Back again

    2/4/2017 7:35:21 AM, by LOSINGLISA

    Well, after getting very relaxed with my eating, I am between 7-10 pounds outside my maintenance range these days....booo! 39 It's really not even so much about weight as it is about going up a size. It was sooooooo wonderful to know that I could wear everything in my closet comfortably. I never... Read more

  • Stress-busting Challenge 13/28

    2/4/2017 1:07:50 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I am very fortunate to be able to run, and enjoy running. This was posted on twitter this morning by Kyle Kranz, running coach. "Running is the most active form of relaxation." 525 Sometimes I feel like I could run forever! I used to wonder if I was just 'running away' from things I re... Read more

  • Maintainers: What's your secret?

    2/3/2017 7:06:06 PM, by SUNFLOWERGRRL

    Starting over, again, in my quest for a healthier body at a healthier weight. I'll do pretty well for a while, get down 25 or 30 pounds, and then it all falls apart and I head back to eating junk, slacking on exercise, etc. It's not like I'm going on strict, unreasonable diets or workout pl... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #19 - Weigh In Day!

    2/3/2017 12:43:01 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    When you wake up in the morning and you tell yourself this... And then your mind tells you this... This was my morning. But luckily I weighed in early this morning and didn't have to torture my mind for long! And.... Nothing! I weighed EXACTLY the same as I did ... Read more

  • it's friday!

    2/3/2017 9:36:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! even though it is a very cool day here, i am outside running some errands. i got a new winter coat for christmas and now i am outdoors every day,rain or shine. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying life so much. i love to spend time with my... Read more

  • it's friday!

    2/3/2017 9:36:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! even though it is a very cool day here, i am outside running some errands. i got a new winter coat for christmas and now i am outdoors every day,rain or shine. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying life so much. i love to spend time with my... Read more

  • Stress-busting Challenge 11/28

    2/2/2017 2:55:09 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I've had a busy week work-wise, and even though that leaves me with very little time, I've learned that prioritizing two healthy-habits has helped me to feel less 'ragged'! Those two things are nothing secret: first - planning my meals, and having three nutritious meals a day. Second... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #18

    2/2/2017 1:09:01 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    The new recipies are doing exactly what I had intended - adding a little bit of variation to my life! How can I tell? Some of them have joined my regular rotation! Last night DH wanted pizza for dinner so I ended up having the pizza with pesto, goat cheese and arugula I made last month. Again, it wa... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/2/2017 10:19:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    a nice and mainly sunny day here today. i will know by monday at the latest if i get called in for a second in person interview for the one i had yesterday. in the meantime, i will continue to look for other work and still work on my online courses,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say chee... Read more

  • Is organic always better?

    2/2/2017 9:31:39 AM, by WINACHST

    I went to Costco yesterday and the food demonstrators were doing their thing. I passed by most, I ate a sample of the cashews. I watched my hubby stop at each one and take a sample and wondered what he was thinking as he ate. He used to lecture everyone and anyone who would listen about how ho... Read more

  • Tired

    2/2/2017 6:35:55 AM, by GABYMORRIS

    ...... Read more

  • Learn to Adapt

    2/1/2017 1:13:46 PM, by DIANALAZZELL

    I'm facing a few challenges today that, in the past, would have given me an excuse to skip exercise (aren't we always looking for those?). Today I have a big headache that won't die, and a bum knee. OK so go home and chill on the couch, right? Maybe snacks, too? Why not? Well because today is an exe... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #17 -I do not "play victim"

    2/1/2017 1:11:45 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It seems like February is going to be a a crazy month! Both DH and I are busy as ever at work! Great thing about that? We both get paid hourly - so hello big money! On top of that I'm really hoping to really push myself to be better "adulting" overall throughout February. For anyone who read m... Read more

  • 01-02-2017: 1st Blog And Update of 2017

    2/1/2017 10:34:22 AM, by FATHINSN

    I didn't make any long list of resolutions of goals. I continue making small goals to achieve my one big goal - healthy in out physically mentally 😄. So far, in the first month, happy to report that I didn't buy any new skincare or makeup - though, I did get selected as one of the five Bobbi Brown... Read more

  • New Dog Vets Visit

    2/1/2017 7:35:20 AM, by LDYHAZ

    She was perfectly well behaved. Her weight is 59 lbs and that is a little on the heavy side but with regular walking that should go down. The vet estimated that she is closer to 6-8 years old and not 4. That explains much of her mellow ways. She appears perfectly healthy. Slight clouding in... Read more

  • February

    2/1/2017 6:46:12 AM, by GABYMORRIS

    Happy first day of February. It is starting to get warmer in the afternoons here in Arizona. That is great news since it means our evenings the sun is out usually until 8 pm or later. Let's see if it starts happening soon. That means working out outside won't be an excuse anymore to stay in lol. On ... Read more

  • Stress-busting Challenge 9/28

    1/31/2017 6:16:37 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I think I might have already mentioned this, but in exploring the related articles that came up when I was reading the recommended ones, I came across Ellen Goldman's blogs and found them really helpful. (if you put Ellen%20Goldman into the search box on Spark People, you'll get a list of all her a... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/31/2017 12:51:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow afternoon for a part time office job. i have been practicing what to say and how to present myself, so i will be all ready for the interview. it has been snowing on and off here today, with some more snow due in the later afternoon. i am okay with it and so is my daug... Read more

  • Crazy day!

    1/31/2017 9:40:13 AM, by GET2BEFIT

    This morning dad took me out to breakfast, paid for it, after I finished eating I recorded everything and used 1400 calories! With his retirement potlucks, and getting invited out to eat, I went over yesterday! I may go to planet fitness to burrn off some breakfast. I exercised over the weekend... Read more

  • Morning!

    1/31/2017 9:30:20 AM, by DEBBIE0468

    It is Tuesday. I'm working, I'm working out and eating wonderful. Fresh veggies Incorporated daily! My way of doing it is pre cut and portion my veg into containers of 4 cup serving. I have to finish this. So I keep it beside me all day. Or on the counter so when I go to the kitchen...easy reach.... Read more

  • New Nameless Dog :)

    1/31/2017 8:16:38 AM, by LDYHAZ

    So my new Border Collie was found lost in farm country. The farmer that found her tried to locate any owner by driving to all the farms and even took her to church. No one knew her. She arrived at the shelter Jan 6 2017. They named her Delilah. That's a fine name but for some reason just doesn'... Read more

  • Yessterday

    1/31/2017 6:22:07 AM, by GABYMORRIS

    I feel accomplished yesterday. It was so busy at work. Even though I got home at 630 I managed to put on my workout clothes and do half an hour on the treadmill pulling off 1.82 miles in half hour. I muat have had energy to burn. I have to thank my husband for encouraging me to workout. He also made... Read more

  • Progress report

    1/30/2017 10:15:41 PM, by SCOTIANRUNNER

    I started working with a personal trainer back in October. Since then, I've almost completely overhauled what I eat. I still love chocolate and donuts so those are here to stay but other things have been removed and added as per her instructions. (I honestly had no idea that cottage cheesecould be... Read more

  • Goals January 29 - February 4

    1/30/2017 9:03:46 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    January 29th was dad's last sermon before retirement. Potluck after church, friends came to surprise him like I did, then pizza Hut for dinner. Friends paid for pizza and dad paid for ice cream. Since it's a retirement party, I had some diet Pepsi, 2 or 3 plastic cups. My goal was to be sober n... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #16 - Stepping in to February!

    1/30/2017 1:54:58 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's official, January is coming to a close and we're quickly heading in to February! How did everyone do in their first month of 2017? Is this your year? Are you ready to get ahead!? January has gone well for me. I haven't done GREAT with my January mini goal to behave at restaurants but it definit... Read more

  • Climbing hills or relaxing?

    1/30/2017 1:20:33 PM, by MINNIEUK

    Today DH had a rare day off work and we had hoped to go for a walk of some sort together while the kids were at school. But the day started out grey and misty, so he suggested a relaxing do-nothing day instead. That sounds reasonable, doesn't it? He doesn't get many days off and deserves to relax. B... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/30/2017 10:59:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has started. a fresh start for me. I like to mix up what foods I eat and change up my exercise routines every once in a while. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Take Time for Yourself

    1/30/2017 10:27:52 AM, by DIANALAZZELL

    Last weekend, I was running around like crazy doing errands. I didn't have a moment to prepare for the week, and I felt super stressed by Sunday night. Let me tell you about the advantages of taking some quiet time off. First, I didn't get a chance to do any meal prepping. I get home at 8 pm o... Read more

  • 1.30.17

    1/30/2017 8:54:45 AM, by CARILOUIE

    It's an exciting morning here, waiting for the plumber. It's a good opportunity for me to work on some personal stuff - I'm making a real effort to get my financial life in shape. Tracking my spending goes hand in hand with tracking my food. It's eye-opening to see where my money goes - the spending... Read more

  • Stress-busting Challenge 8/28

    1/30/2017 8:08:57 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Week Two of the Stress-busting Challenge invites me to find at least two stress-reducing techniques to build into my day on a regular basis. The link is to this article (which I've seen before, and you may have too) www.sparkpeople.com/resource/w
    ellness_articles.asp?id=185 There are... Read more

  • Dog Shelter visit!

    1/30/2017 8:05:39 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Even though I still have these bouts where I sob and search for Barkley. I am moving on. I am a fast and furious mourner. Days of puffy eyes and crying. Led to me looking at my husband and asking... Ok what type of dog do we want now? We have both decided that a Beagle or any dog that blindly... Read more

  • Hyatus

    1/30/2017 6:31:05 AM, by GABYMORRIS

    I am giving myself at least a month hyatus from facebook starting today. I am tired of seeing awful news and people on facebook. I am gonna focus on me. I have twitter app still on my phone. I know it is worse there sometimes but facebook seems to have to much artificial or hateful things on it. Jus... Read more

  • Update on Puppy Situation

    1/30/2017 2:39:10 AM, by BMCC488

    So in my last blog post, I mentioned the puppy we had brought in. The owner, or who turned out to be the owner's daughter, saw me walking Shadow and took her home and said she would bring back the boy puppy they had and see if we wanted him. She said he was a Chihuahua/Pitbull mix. She had been out ... Read more

  • Brutal Honesty

    1/29/2017 4:23:37 PM, by DDHEART

    I told some friends this morning that I was feeling frustrated. Every time I step on the scale the number is a wobble one way or the other. There's just no movement and while it's "not about the scale" I still want to see a loss. I know that my tush has to be ever so slightly smaller since ... Read more

  • In flagrante delicto

    1/29/2017 11:32:58 AM, by TCAVASOZ

    My partner took photos of me on Thursday and showed them to me last night. He wasn't hiding it/them, I knew he had taken them that night (I asked), he just...didn't. And I was busy so I didn't ask to see until then. My vision of myself of sexy and perfect in that moment was shattered by the ... Read more

  • Let's try this again.

    1/29/2017 9:40:52 AM, by ORDINARYONE

    So, it's been an insane amount of time since I've been on here. There have been so many changes since the last time I was here. I need a new start. I've gained back everything I lost so many years ago and I know it's time to get back to the grind and lose all this weight for good. This websi... Read more

  • losing!

    1/29/2017 9:35:53 AM, by MAEACULPA

    I finally reached my lowest weight, not my goal weight but it is a number that I haven't seen in around 6 years. I was soooo happy yesterday morning! I do weigh in every day and keep record of it on my lose it app. It really keeps me honest. So as of yesterday I was at 137.2! This morning I put... Read more