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  • Weight loss and my spirituality

    5/28/2016 7:34:43 AM, by MINATHERED

    One of the many unexpected benefits to weight loss is how much closer I feel to my Gods. One of the things I didn't realize being overweight caused was lethargy. Not sure if it's a chicken/egg thing, but I didn't like to get outside when I would sweat at the drop of a hat. I liked nature, but I nev... Read more

  • Saturday

    5/27/2016 11:48:49 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Got my brothers biopsy today see euro surgeon on tues finally after months of yelling and complaining hugs... Read more

  • 8 More Days!

    5/27/2016 2:56:41 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Shook my funk. Didn't kill the husband. 43 And looking on the sunnier side of life! I gained a 1/2 lb this week. I didn't well with my workouts and drinking - so I'm not surprised. I was also rather hormonal so that may play a part in it. But last night after getting back to Crossfit and... Read more

  • CDC reports obesity rates up in 2015

    5/27/2016 9:22:35 AM, by WINACHST

    I just read and article that the obesity rate is still going up. What gives with that? I remember about 5 years ago when I was at a family gathering, I was envious of my brothers because they had not yet showed the middle age spread. But I am not envious of them anymore. My older brother is ... Read more

  • Slowly Adjusting Mentally

    5/27/2016 1:21:49 AM, by BMCC488

    Yesterday my eating was barely okay and then after dinner, I threw things out the window. So frustrating. I was trying to think what I did last time when I slowly got back on track. It really shouldn't be as hard this time because I'm in a way better headspace but I thought maybe I could follow a si... Read more

  • Tough choices... or are they

    5/26/2016 8:39:19 PM, by LIMOM2TWINS

    I cannot seem to get it together!! Today I went out to get a couple shirts and pants - because unfortunately most of the clothes that I have in my closet are not fitting me right now - WHAT an EYE opener. Last summer I was wearing cute clothes and I loved to shop for them - this summer I hated eve... Read more

  • No more fooling myself!

    5/26/2016 3:45:21 PM, by LOISDESK

    I've been frustrated, feeling sorry for myself and giving myself every reason in the book why I can't get back on track and lose weight! Enough already! Last night clinched it for me! I had a real eye opener that shook me from my mediocrity and made me realize I am not fooling anyone...including mys... Read more

  • back to the starting line....

    5/26/2016 2:16:37 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    We are all moved in. A few boxes still scattered in the garage. Daughter in Running Start, almost done with her Junior year. Now we plan the Senior Pics, prom, and graduation for next year. So we now live on an island. It's taken some getting used to. We have no real TV so all of o... Read more

  • 9 More Days!

    5/26/2016 12:46:51 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Nine more days - and I'll have my toes in the sand, a drink in my hand and a smile on my face! Vacation here I come! And according to the forecasts - there's nothing but sunshine in St. Maarten! Work is busy, I'm ready to strangle my husband but all I do is remind myself that it's worth all of ... Read more

  • Running Streak

    5/26/2016 8:34:16 AM, by WINACHST

    As soon as I finish typing this blog, I am going to do day 26 of my running streak. I cannot believe that I am sticking with this. It is my goal to run at least 1 mile a day until my birthday. We bought a treadmill, so I will have no weather excuses as to why I did not run on a particular day.... Read more

  • I was quoted in a SparkPeople article!

    5/26/2016 7:21:51 AM, by MINATHERED

    How cool is that? Last one at the bottom. What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self? @SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/blo
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    ntent=mobile-page&utm_camp
    aign=soci... Read more

  • Get Connected

    5/25/2016 1:42:05 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Lat week was Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK and the theme was 'relationships' www.mentalhealth.org.uk/podc
    asts-and-videos/relationsh
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    g-puzzle I am very supportive of people with mental health illness - possibly through my work, but mainly ... Read more

  • Treat Meal, Part 2

    5/25/2016 1:17:41 PM, by TWITCHYMURDOCH

    Well, I needn't have worried. I had my treat meal yesterday. Went to a Mexican restaurant with my beautiful fiancee and had bean and cheese nachos, fried ice cream (haven't had that since my 10th birthday) and even a mango margarita (my first drink since my fatty liver disappeared). It was fantas... Read more

  • Close, but not there yet! Body fat % needs to be lowered

    5/25/2016 10:16:18 AM, by WINACHST

    I set a goal weight to meet by my anniversary (9 days ago) I did not meet it, but I am now less than a pound away. Perhaps by Memorial Day? I shall see. I really need to lose body fat. My % is hovering around the 30% mark. That seems way to high, even if I am close to the weight I was in early... Read more

  • Crock Pot Freezer Meals

    5/25/2016 9:28:10 AM, by AMSHARK

    I saw a post about crockpot freezer meals on FB a while ago. This was huge news to me. I didn't know you could throw a bunch of ingredients in a bag, freeze them (including raw meat) and just thaw and dump them in your crockpot when you're ready to use them. Here's the original link: http://new... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    5/25/2016 8:43:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cloudy and warm day here today. there is a chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. my daughter had a great practice and soccer game yesterday. today, other than school, she is taking it easy. she may go after with me to the local library. she enjoys going to the library, no matter where ... Read more

  • Update

    5/25/2016 6:45:09 AM, by MINATHERED

    I'm here, I swear! I just haven't felt terribly social lately. I've been hibernating IRL, too. All I want to do is read and work in the garden/orchard*/etc. I haven't wanted to go into town or do outside the house things that require me to talk to people. I think it's all the rain we've had causing ... Read more

  • What It's Like to Be Overweight

    5/25/2016 3:30:13 AM, by JULIEJULIE3

    I want to write about the physical consequences for me of being larger. Just the size elements. I have a serious gut that hangs down and rubs on my thighs. I can keep it off my thighs if I stand up really straight and suck my tummy in as much as possible. But I can only do that temporarily. The... Read more

  • Stuff From Today

    5/25/2016 1:53:00 AM, by JULIEJULIE3

    This afternoon I went for a walk with my walking partner. We usually walk at the high school track about a block from my house, but the principal is tightening up on who can use school grounds during school hours. So we went to a nearby paved trail. It was great. I really enjoyed doing something new... Read more

  • The Hard Part

    5/25/2016 1:32:50 AM, by GIMMESPARK

    Log in Spin the wheel These are the easy parts. Keep moving. Make more lights on the tracker green. Also not really hard. I am fat because I don't like myself so I eat to fill a big, giant hole in my psyche. (hard) I am fat because eating things I know aren't good for me feels li... Read more

  • Some Good and Not so Good, Moving Forward

    5/25/2016 12:04:00 AM, by BMCC488

    My eating hasn't been too great since working to get it back on track. I'm struggling with finding a balance with that. I just want to eat whatever I want to eat. The rational part of my brain is telling me that I can't do that, but I can have controlled and careful indulgences. When I last stepped ... Read more

  • Happy Hump day

    5/24/2016 11:13:21 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    The whole reason my brother is so ill is neglect from his dr. the hospital refuses to treat him and the accidents at the rehab have a great day... Read more

  • Carbs vs Protein

    5/24/2016 10:33:08 PM, by JODROX

    As a sometimes vegetarian, I'm fairly conscious of my protein intake. Most days I do okay getting very close to my Sparkpeople recommended 60 grams. Today, not so much. It's so easy to consume carbs. They're quick and convenient and something I naturally want. Want vs need... long-term heal... Read more

  • Where have I been again!

    5/24/2016 7:15:19 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    I did not get back on track last week. Not even a little bit. I was sniffly all week and, by the time Saturday rolled around, I felt so out of shape and out of practice I bailed on the Color Run. I really regretted it though, so I won't be doing that again. I would rather have gone out and walke... Read more

  • Camomile & Cinnamon

    5/24/2016 5:37:09 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today was my first day back at work after a 10-day break. I take my packed lunch, some instant coffee & creamer in a container for drinks - and, today, I decided to pop a herb tea-bag into my bag too. I often take herb teas to work - and don't use them! But because of my recent reading about addi... Read more

  • Treat Meal

    5/24/2016 10:02:22 AM, by TWITCHYMURDOCH

    So after reading some SP forums about cheat/treat days, I decided to give myself a treat meal once a week. My fiancee gets one day off and so we were planning to go to a restaurant those days. I figured it was the perfect time for a treat meal. Wasn't going to go crazy and binge or anything, but ... Read more

  • (Re-)Starting Small

    5/24/2016 8:48:16 AM, by AMSHARK

    I'm baaaaccckkk. Infertility, and pregnancy, and loss of pregnancy, and pregnancy again with complications, and infant twins (HUZZAH!!!), and lots of time logged in the NICU, and then the PICU, and medical equipment for both me and the little ones.... these things have pushed my diet and exercise f... Read more

  • How many miles have you "stepped"?

    5/23/2016 7:05:50 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    https://www.temple.edu/hr/depa
    rtments/benefits/documents
    /Conversion_Chart.pdf When my ds first gave me my pedometer my walk-outs started at 10 minutes, then 15, then 20, then 30. I have walked one hour on my treadmill during a movie. (My goal was to walk the entire movie, but I didn't)... Read more

  • The Little Mermaid

    5/23/2016 3:54:32 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I couldn't have had a more delightful way to end my 10-day break from work, than going to see the Mermaid down at the harbour this evening. I lined up with everyone else, leaning over the harbour wall to see her swim and dive. She chats to the children and has a lovely personality. There is an un... Read more

  • Travel and family fun!

    5/23/2016 2:53:10 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Once again we took off and drove 5 hours. This time it was back to Omaha. Our oldest daughter Alisha, her husband Jay and our two grandson were driving in from TX. Alisha has been training for 2 years for Bikini Body Building. Last year she placed a 2nd in the open competition. Dale and I were ... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/23/2016 1:55:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    a great day to get outdoors and enjoy here today. sunny and warm, with no chance of rain. did a lot of walking yesterday. taking it a bit easy today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Disappointed in Myself

    5/23/2016 12:29:58 PM, by TWITCHYMURDOCH

    So my goal was to run for 30 minutes straight, which I did four times in a row. I wasn't quite hitting 3.1 miles though, so I thought today I'd pick up the pace. I only managed 17.5min before I had to walk for 6 and ran the rest of the way. I'm really disappointed in myself. I feel like I could ... Read more

  • 5.22.16

    5/22/2016 6:53:59 PM, by CARILOUIE

    This week I'm going to start a sugar detox. I've been hemming and hawing over this for a while, but I'm just going to DO IT this week. Make a plan, carry out the plan. I saved an article from a magazine - how to do a detox in three weeks. This week it's no dessert, no juice, no candy, and no coffee ... Read more

  • 5/22/16

    5/22/2016 4:02:54 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hello sparkfriends! Still plugging along, doing my early morning workouts and eating is on track. Next weekend with be the end of another round of 21 Day Fix. I'm cautiously optimistic for some good results. Hope to be back next weekend with a happy post! School is crazy with all of the ... Read more

  • Seeking Solitude

    5/22/2016 12:09:24 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    The sun came out today - after a couple of rainy days, it was a joy to see and feel that sunshine again! I went down to the shops after breakfast and got some of the things I need for the next couple of days - from my list. I found that the town was already very busy with people who perhaps ar... Read more

  • Race Results, I surprised myself

    5/21/2016 11:37:14 PM, by WINACHST

    32:33 244 My granddaughter did not do as well as she wanted. I was just 6 seconds behind her at the finish line. However, I ran hard that last 3/4 of a mile because I saw her ahead of me and tried to catch up to her. The race course had a small hill after mile 1 that was steep enough for me to... Read more

  • A one mile race, a half marathon and a 100 pound dumbbell-whodathunkit?

    5/21/2016 9:36:39 PM, by MSKIZ69

    On 7/31/15, I ran the GNC Liberty Mile Race-11 minutes 5 seconds--me, who once thought exercising outside would not be part of my fitness(My hair! Bugs! What if it rains? Humidity? Wild animals??)-I was surprised and pleased how accomplished I felt-and thanked God that I was able to do it! 24... Read more

  • Another great weigh in!

    5/21/2016 3:36:54 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Weekly weigh in yesterday was great! another 3.2 lbs down! And I got excited - this is the thinnest I've been in 7+ years! 25.6 lbs! Wow - that's quite an amazing feeling! Even better feeling? As soon as I thought to myself "I haven't been this thin in years" - my next thought was "I have NEVER... Read more

  • In the process of....

    5/21/2016 2:59:27 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    Coloring my hair blond! YOLO! Hahaha ... Read more

  • Full Marathon Training

    5/21/2016 2:44:52 PM, by BMCC488

    Last night I decided to look at the marathon page I want to do in my hometown in November to see what actual date it will be on this year. I printed up the info which is two pages with a map and all the technical info in tiny print lol. Since the info was from last year, I wrote down the date for th... Read more

  • Give it a tweak!

    5/21/2016 12:52:11 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I don't use a nutrition tracker, or count calories etc, but I do try to do a weekly menu plan for three meals a day - which keeps me on-track. I know approximately how much I can eat to maintain a steady weight. However, recently a new daily guideline type thing came my way, which is a ... Read more

  • Friday

    5/20/2016 1:12:57 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    So today is day 15 of my new low carb lifestyle. I HAVE to succeed at this. I'm down 18 pounds so far this month, but the scale has been bouncing around for several days now, but I'm feeling confident I'm doing the right thing. I went shopping today and bought me one of those small kitchen ... Read more

  • Race Day Tomorrow!

    5/20/2016 9:31:47 AM, by WINACHST

    Running a 5k with my granddaughter tomorrow. I was hoping to stay close behind her, but she told me she has a goal of 25 minutes. ~ no way will I be able to keep her in sight. I am aiming for 33 minutes. She might make her goal time because that girl gets an adrenaline rush in races and I saw a... Read more

  • First Aid!

    5/20/2016 9:29:13 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Yesterday morning, whilst out running, I tripped and fell - hurting my hand. It was a kind of sliding graze and my palm bled quite a lot. I was out on my own, on the cliff path at 6.30am, so I knew I had to look after myself. Firstly I swore as time went into slow-motion and I watched my righ... Read more

  • Invigorating 3 Mile "Walk"

    5/19/2016 7:00:57 PM, by BMCC488

    Doing the half marathon and not feeling too bad afterwards, not to mention my muscles recovering pretty quickly, I realized that my muscles (and joints) are capable of more than I gave them credit for... which is usually the case lol. Now that I have five free 5K races lined up, and plan on making i... Read more

  • Doing something different

    5/19/2016 2:57:50 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today I visited our local museum with a couple of friends. I'd never been there before. We three friends met at evening classes, where we learn Cornish language. At the museum we found lots of signs in Cornish, and mentioned that we were learning. It turned out that the volunteers on the... Read more

  • it's thursday

    5/19/2016 11:16:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to take it easy. i got through my first week of night classes in english and math. i think i did pretty good, considering i have been away from english courses for quite a while. i am getting back into the swing of it,now. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! my parent... Read more

  • Finally back at it

    5/19/2016 9:57:41 AM, by PSYCHOTAZ

    So the shingles are finally gone, but then I got a sinus infection. I was supposed to do a 14 mile trail challenge last Sunday, but opted instead for the shorter 7 miles due to my sinus infection. I am so glad I did, because the weather was cold and windy with some sleet thrown in. I surprised my... Read more

  • My Work in Progress

    5/19/2016 1:32:07 AM, by JULIEJULIE3

    So I'm working on getting back into shape and improving my fitness level. Apparently I have a difficult time with consistency. I'm officially taking the summer off from school, and so I have all this extra time. I still have some course work to finish up, which I hope to do pretty soon. However, my ... Read more

  • Throw Away Your Scale

    5/18/2016 2:09:35 PM, by DIANALAZZELL

    i'm coming within 15 lbs of my goal weight. i used to obsess over did i gain or lose a pound this week? and then feel terrible for a while if i gained, and allowed it to affect my motivation and optimism. i quit weighing myself and kept with the calorie tracker, but i expanded my range of exercise. ... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    5/18/2016 11:48:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    i finally got back the results from the blood tests my doctor asked me to do. most of the results are okay and some are not. i will work with my doctor to get them to be okay. i had been having some soreness and pain in my lower front left leg, so my doctor ran some tests to see what may be causing ... Read more

  • Dear Catcalling Men...

    5/18/2016 11:10:33 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    If you're a man who has never done it - don't be offended, this isn't directed to you. But I would appreciate your help. Dear Man Who Catcalled Me This Morning, I am not outside for your entertainment. My fit body and yoga pants were not put on this earth for your enjoyment. Me bike comm... Read more

  • Going into the jungle!

    5/18/2016 9:20:52 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    A principle of mellowing is to take one step at a time. This advice, which echoes FlyLady's mantra of 'just 15 mins', plus Spark's motivating call to do '10 mins a day', has enabled me to embark on the project to get a grip of my over-grown jungle of a garden. It's only a small jungle, but there a... Read more

  • Allergic to my yard

    5/18/2016 8:40:41 AM, by WINACHST

    I was working in my yard yesterday and today I broke out in hives. It is like delayed onset muscle soreness with me, It never hits right away but will take 24-48 hours to show up. It seems whenever I do yard work I end up with an itchy rash of some sort. We have a wild yard and we just let it g... Read more

  • Catching Up on the Past Few Days

    5/17/2016 9:51:43 PM, by BMCC488

    It's been a few days since I've updated. I've been feeling a bit tired, and slightly overwhelmed, but enjoying the peace of my parents being on vacation. My muscles feel okay. However, I mowed the lawn on Saturday for the first time this year, and my muscles were sore within 24 hours. Then just as t... Read more

  • Naked Udon Noodles and Veggies

    5/17/2016 9:47:22 AM, by WINACHST

    Last night for our anniversary we went to a newly opened restaurant that featured Asian cuisine. I ordered a Vegetable Udon Noodle dish, but since I do not like a lot of sauces, especially from restaurants because they are full of oils, I ordered the sauce on the side. So what I got was a plat... Read more

  • Not so Very Vacation!

    5/17/2016 9:21:47 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I'm going to be honest - I haven't been doing great at this challenge I set fourth for myself. I should have kept the momentum rolling for doing SO very well last month but I seem to be dropping the ball a little bit. Especially on the weekends. I don't like how it's making me feel. I know I c... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    5/17/2016 8:01:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new day has started. let's see what it brings! i made it through the first night of classes for english and math. these are in addition to the math i am working on during the day. i am almost done the one during the day. that one will finish this month. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say ch... Read more

  • Enjoying my coffee.........

    5/17/2016 5:09:42 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Well, there was I, sipping my coffee, feeling pretty mellow, when I opened this email from Jon Gabriel: " We all know caffeine speeds up your heart rate and metabolism; and anything that speeds up metabolism should help you lose weight, right? No, there are a couple of big problems h... Read more

  • Dip your toe in the deep blue sea

    5/16/2016 3:50:20 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Even though I live surrounded by sea..... I still sometimes have to make an effort to actually get onto the beach! I know that probably sounds ridiculous to those of you who don't have the good fortune to live at the seaside! Porthmeor beach - my 'local'- 4 mins walk from home To... Read more

  • Anxiety Is Not My Friend

    5/16/2016 10:30:43 AM, by KLMEIRING

    There.... I said it. I am not going to allow anxiety to prevent me from doing things. I am in the process of doing a take home final exam for one of my classes that is very challenging. I have been battling with the thoughts in my head to the point that they are preventing me from getting this as... Read more

  • a sunny day

    5/16/2016 9:00:33 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very full day for me today. my daughter is really looking forward to playing soccer starting next week. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Are we having fun yet?

    5/16/2016 8:41:12 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, today is my goal date and I did not meet my goal, but then I just couldn't seem to get with it seriously until about 2 weeks ago. Since then, 1/2 pound gone, but my jeans are looser and I was able to wear my 5 pounds lost jeans. These are the jeans I bought at a thrift store a while ago when I... Read more

  • Get ready Monday's almost here

    5/15/2016 9:58:19 PM, by SWEETCANDY75

    Who's ready to melt fat!?!... Read more

  • Visual Motivation

    5/15/2016 9:55:41 PM, by SWEETCANDY75

    Visuals to keep us going ... Read more

  • What is happening in May?

    5/15/2016 5:47:50 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    I can tell you one thing, it has been raining abundantly, and windy, and chilly, and not at all allowing me enough time in the garden. With such cold weather it isn't going to be warm enough for me to plant this week as I had planned. My tomatoes are screaming to get out of their tiny pots too... Read more

  • Birthdays are for reflecting on the past year & new beginnings ahead

    5/15/2016 1:03:23 PM, by LIMOM2TWINS

    45 Years old - or should I say young today.... I have been reflecting a lot on the past year today - lets get the ugly out of the way..... I have gained 34 lbs since September - lost all my weight with a wedding attending in mind..once that wedding hit - I "forgot" the fabulous feeling I h... Read more

  • Letting the Day Unfold

    5/15/2016 12:59:05 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I woke to a beautiful, sunny morning - birds singing......... so I got on my running togs and went out for a gentle run. The town was empty - I could run down the centre of the road if I wanted to. There was no sound of cars at all - no delivery lorries - I could hear the sea before I got to it - I... Read more

  • 5/14/16

    5/14/2016 7:25:38 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hi Sparkfriends! It was a GORGEOUS day outside today! It would have been beautiful for a run, but my knee is in quite a bit of pain, so I figured I should rest it today. It had been a slight twinge for a week and a half or so, then yesterday morning's workout, on the very first time I lifted m... Read more

  • Spring walks

    5/14/2016 12:33:14 PM, by MINNIEUK

    The recent spell of glorious weather here in Yorkshire has allowed me to get out for lots of lovely long walks with my camera. Spring has become my favourite season lately. I love the way nature bursts into life. The blossoms and flowers... 184 The butterflies... Read more

  • Track your movement

    5/14/2016 9:20:13 AM, by SWEETCANDY75

    https://www.fitbit.com/ca/comp
    are... Read more

  • Track your movement

    5/14/2016 9:19:16 AM, by SWEETCANDY75

    https://www.fitbit.com/ca/comp
    are... Read more

  • Learning From Failure

    5/14/2016 8:49:25 AM, by JODROX

    When I lost 45 pounds and was 2.5 pounds from my goal weight, I thought getting the rest of the way there would be easier than the first leg of the journey. SO NOT TRUE. Others have said this and now I get it: Maintaining is every bit as hard as losing it in the first place. And I still wanted to lo... Read more

  • Melting into Mellow Music

    5/14/2016 8:31:32 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today is the first day of my 10-day rest from work - and, to be honest, the first thing I'm feeling is boredom. A feeling of being a bit rudderless and not knowing what to do - I should probably do nothing for a while, until I know what I want to do! However, this afternoon/evening I am going... Read more

  • What's been going on the last 19 days

    5/14/2016 4:40:18 AM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    I log on and it says that my last news feed update was 19 days ago. Holy moly I've got to make it a point to it a point to get on here....even if I don't blog every day. So I was counting calories and things were going pretty good. I had lost about 7 pounds and was feeling pretty confident. ... Read more

  • My husband, the weirdo

    5/13/2016 10:07:00 PM, by JUSTME777

    My husband & I loaded up our 2 kids in the stroller for a walk. Our toddler wanted to walk & was going really slow. DH offered to stay with her & let me jog ahead with the stroller so I could get a work out in. A ways up the trail I pass a guy. SUPPOSEDLY when the guy passed my DH he asked if we wer... Read more

  • Nearly Recovered Already

    5/13/2016 5:05:56 PM, by BMCC488

    The training I was able to do must have been adequate enough, because yesterday I started feeling almost normal. I could still feel the ghosts of soreness and I was really tired, although the tiredness was more TOM related than anything else... but I felt so good! I almost took a walk but then didn'... Read more

  • Where have I been?

    5/13/2016 12:42:44 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    It's hard to be around fit, healthy, inspirational people when one is bloated from gallons and gallons of soup and tea and sweating profusely after the heavy exercise of walking between the bathroom and one's spot on the sofa. I got laid out on Mother's Day with a nasty cold virus that even now has... Read more

  • Lucky Friday 13th ;)

    5/13/2016 1:29:58 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Ah, THAT day - you know, the one between Thursday and Saturday OK - let's be lucky! www.wikihow.com/Be-Lucky-on-Fr
    iday-the-13th Funny, didn't intend to carry on the work theme, but I was successful yesterday and managed to mellow my way through the long day! Today, however, we're ... Read more

  • I'm Still Here

    5/12/2016 9:12:42 PM, by JODROX

    The blog of a Spark friend (BROOKLYN_BORN) made me realize I've become very inactive on Sparkpeople. I'm still logging food and exercise, but I'm not doing much of the social stuff anymore due to lack of time. I hope all my Spark friends are doing well. I wish I had time to keep up with you all... Read more

  • 5.12.2016

    5/12/2016 1:16:47 PM, by SCOTIANRUNNER

    Today's goals: I will hydrate properly. (99 ounces according to my "plant nanny" app) I will limit my treats to 100 calories. All meals will be portioned (no guesswork) I will eat five servings of freggies (3 veggies) CICO FOR THURSDAY : Eaten BMR + Burned Differential... Read more

  • 5.11.2016

    5/12/2016 1:11:21 PM, by SCOTIANRUNNER

    I meant to do this yesterday but I got sleepy. I literally fell asleep with my iPad in my hand. I woke up, barely, in time to get Roo from preschool. Yesterday's goals were similar to Tuesday's: I will hydrate properly. (99 ounces according to my "plant nanny" app) I will limit my treats ... Read more

  • What A Great Way To Start A Day!

    5/12/2016 12:53:04 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Today started off with getting just shy of 8 hours of sleep. I awoke refreshed and full of energy. (even before my cup of coffee) DH has a full day of farming ahead. Two fields to be planted before Friday night. If he can get this done then he will go with me to Kansas for a family event. If not... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    5/12/2016 9:08:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did an assessment to get some extra help with math,computers and i passed it. i start the program on may 16th, for three times a week, for nine hours a week. i am really looking forward to it. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Don't Fight It!

    5/12/2016 2:52:42 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I'm in a 3-day run of long work days: tonight I will be home at 11pm and out of the door again at 6.30am - bleah! Yesterday I was at work from 8am to 9pm (home at 10pm). Friday it's just an 8am to 6pm, but long enough! I'm keeping my sights set on the weekend ahead! I woke this morning with... Read more

  • My Tinker Bell Half Marathon Experience

    5/12/2016 12:27:44 AM, by BMCC488

    As promised, there are a lot of photos in this post. I hope you all enjoy hearing my experience! Saturday was the race packet pickup day and BEACHCALSIX and I went together for that. The expo center where you go to pick up the packets wasn't as packed as I thought it would be but was still pret... Read more

  • Very Vacation Challenge - Day #8!

    5/11/2016 9:58:54 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Last night was exactly what it is to be going in the right direction. It was already 8pm and lightly raining. The Crossfit gym was closed and I didn't feel like working out. And all it took was strapping on my workout shoes and heading out the door. I promised myself I would walk for at least 30 min... Read more

  • Walking Update

    5/11/2016 11:50:12 AM, by KLMEIRING

    My walking has resumed this week after an entire week of being rained out last week. My walking partner still motivates me to get out of bed and go for a walk Monday thru Friday and I am grateful. She tracks our speed and distance with an app on her phone. It has been very encouraging to have tha... Read more

  • The new normal.

    5/11/2016 10:14:19 AM, by SELENAMDZ

    To say my life isn't completely different..would be a lie. Everything is different. I am trying to find a new normal. The last few months have been hell, and are getting worse with time. There is much more to my husbands diagnoses then "you are going to die, eventually". His symptoms are... Read more

  • so much sunshine

    5/11/2016 9:58:33 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful sunny day here today. a day to get out and enjoy, which is what i will do after lunch. i am getting caught up on some computer work this morning. then i will go outdoors and enjoy the wonderful weather. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonde... Read more

  • The Incredible Shrinking Woman! Progress pictures

    5/11/2016 8:55:02 AM, by MINATHERED

    I was going to wait until I hit goal weight to post progress pictures, but I was looking at my little PowerPoint with all my progress photos and, well, here I am. This is 100 lbs lost. The biggest change I see? I don't stand like I'm wearing a snow suit anymore, you know, with my arms point... Read more

  • The Exhausting but Uneventful Ride Home

    5/10/2016 4:45:20 PM, by BMCC488

    I'm not quite ready to do a post about the race yet. Right now I have the boys and I want to be able to enjoy the process, not be interrupted if possible lol. So for now, I want to say: Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, both of human and furry children! I am a bit late obviously since... Read more

  • 05/10/16 Old Sparkpage description

    5/10/2016 3:57:06 PM, by BOILERINAZ

    WHEW it has been a crazy few years! I am not even sure where to start! Short Story: Joined Spark 7ish years ago and lost 80+ pounds. Kept it off for a few years. Was super active ran all the time, completed 2 full marathons, a bunch of half marathons, and tons of other crazy races. I hiked all ... Read more

  • 5.10.2016

    5/10/2016 11:38:17 AM, by SCOTIANRUNNER

    Today I promise myself these things: I will hydrate properly. (99 ounces according to my "plant nanny" app) 248 I will limit my treats to 2 small pieces of dark chocolate. (ok, I snacksidentally ate two timbits) All meals will be portioned (no guesswork) 248 I will enjoy my run. 248 I ... Read more

  • a lovely sunny day

    5/10/2016 8:55:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful day here today. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • New Schedule

    5/10/2016 8:15:57 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Back to training. After reflection on that half marathon. I have decided I did enjoy it and will be planning on another in the fall. Until then I will be working on overall healthy and building some strength. I would also like to get rid of those last 5 lbs.. Attempt not to eat after 9PM. That d... Read more

  • Stop Complaining

    5/10/2016 6:18:46 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    When I'm tired, I start complaining - I can hear myself doing it, but it's really hard to stop it! Do you ever get like that? I was reading about how to let go of grudges on WikiHow www.wikihow.com/Be-Mellow here they are talking mostly about forgiving people who've upset you. 2... Read more

  • Very Vacation Challenge - Day #6!

    5/9/2016 9:37:56 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Very Vacation Day 6. Confession time - I didn't do so well at my challange this weekend. I drank more than 6 drinks over the weekend, and I didn't work out on Sunday. I also didn't track on Sunday. I made the decision to hang out with friends all day Saturday and have drinks after my race and I'm ok... Read more

  • Mother's Day Weekend 2016

    5/9/2016 7:07:42 PM, by KLMEIRING

    I hope that I don't ever forget this past Mother's Day weekend. It was a mix of happy and sad, good and bad, but the end result was that I walked away feeling incredibly grateful for my Mom. My Mom wanted one thing this weekend - me. I did my best to make her feel special and appreciated and love... Read more

  • see that compost?

    5/9/2016 6:33:26 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    This is my veggie garden area. I'll be able to plant next week. Well, technically I could plant some items now, but I haven't prepped the compost into rows. I'm contemplating what else to plant. I think I have enough space for a small orchard; apples, pears, maybe plums and peaches? D... Read more