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  • Friend or Foe?

    7/31/2015 3:20:29 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Ooh, today's Balanced Life Challenge kind of shocked me, to be honest! Day 20 - and it's called 'Dump the Deadweight'. I thought it might be a continuation of yesterday's Clear the Clutter task - but no! It's about getting disassociating from people who bring you down. 24 here's what it say... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/30/2015 11:19:55 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    HAVE A wonderful and blessed day sending light love joy and happiness hugs... Read more

  • Downloading My Day

    7/30/2015 8:04:30 PM, by KLMEIRING

    I need to download my day. Not going to do it here, but I am committing to using my journal and getting it out so that it doesn't turn into something that takes up the much needed space in my head. 41... Read more

  • haven't left the building...

    7/30/2015 6:45:35 PM, by RONDADEBI

    Good Afternoon ladies and gents!!! I haven't left spark people....I started a new job and have done tons of training this week.... Good note, Monday, stopped drinking diet pepsi and sugar all at once and started a new job.... and some how I kept my composer.... monday came home,... Read more

  • Baby Steps Days 19-26

    7/30/2015 2:26:06 PM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    Today is day 26 of my journey. I just gt back from a trip to Arizona to take care of some family business. It's always hard to exercise and eat well while on a trip, and this trip was no exception. On day 20, my husband and I managed to get a good amount of exercise in by hiking around our ... Read more

  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan

    7/30/2015 1:17:36 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Yesterday's day out at The Lost Gardens of Heligan were wonderful - such a lovely day. I loved the Jungle Garden - so lush! (Melissa - sorry you can't see these pictures - but these are very, very green !) The Mud Maiden is famous - and has to be photographed! She was worked in mud, cemen... Read more

  • week 7

    7/30/2015 12:35:38 PM, by GRANDEFILLE

    Ok so week 7... mmm¸ It started good. After the weight in on the 21st I had a good tuesday and a good wednesday. As discussed in my previous blog, I decided to offer a puppy to my husband in an attempt to lift his spirit. Well it did work! we went and chose the little one. We will be able... Read more

  • Living in Today

    7/30/2015 9:53:10 AM, by DYANNE4293

    What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath. -- Thomas Crum So many of us avoid living in the present moment. We worry about the fut... Read more

  • Regain = Refocus

    7/30/2015 9:34:47 AM, by MUFFIY831

    Despite my best intentions, I've let the 10 pounds I lost creep back on. I have lots of excuses, and some of them might even be moderately valid, but the bottom line is they (both the excuses and the pounds) need to go bu-bye. And stay gone. This is a pattern I've been repeating for so long - ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/30/2015 9:14:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny summer day here today. off to spend time with my daughter. she has a soccer game tonight. all the birds say hi! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    7/29/2015 10:01:59 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 ... Read more

  • a year of me. day 1

    7/29/2015 4:53:27 PM, by EVRLNGFOO

    depressed, bored, obese, unhappy, unmotivated, stressed, drunk, binge-eater. all these words describe me. and I hate it! I'm so tired of being me. I don't like the person I've become. I don't like the person I fear I will be if I just keep going the direction I've been heading for so many year... Read more

  • Family Weekend

    7/29/2015 10:56:00 AM, by LDYHAZ

    This past Saturday we picked up our daughter and two grand sons from the Denver airport. The boys did not know where they were going. So when they arrived at the airport and saw grandpa they were very surprised. As you can see they were very happy! DH's mother had her 80's birthday party in t... Read more

  • The importance of Support Groups

    7/29/2015 8:55:42 AM, by DYANNE4293

    I am still amazed, after years of recovering, at how easily I can begin to talk myself out of attending meetings. I am also still amazed at how good I feel when I go. --Anonymous We don't have to stay stuck in our misery and discomfort. An immediate option is available that will help us feel better... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/29/2015 7:58:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. got to meet a really nice lady the other night. even though i was not expecting to meet her, i am so glad i did. makes all the efforts i am putting in to better my life worth it. all the birds say hi. have a... Read more

  • Out in the Open!

    7/29/2015 3:18:58 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Day 18 of the Balanced Life Challenge encourages us to get outside to exercise. Today I am going to be outdoors all day - I'm going to a lovely garden, called The Lost Gardens of Heligan, with two lovely friends. The plan is to have a picnic lunch, explore the gardens, have tea there, then w... Read more

  • Blip in the road, but proud that I busted through it.

    7/29/2015 1:07:51 AM, by RACING4ME

    After my successes last week getting back into running, I managed to not continue - found excuses. I did keep eating better, and did a ton of house cleaning and purging, but didn't continue running. I was so upset with myself. Then I stopped....what the heck, I know better than this....let's get ... Read more

  • Not my day!

    7/29/2015 12:44:48 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today has been a stressful day. And I used exercise as a way to cope. I didn't use food to deal with my feelings! A battle won! Just for today! Good night. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/28/2015 10:32:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am finally taking it easy after a really long day. i got to spend some time with my daughter and her soccer team won the game by a score of 5-4! woo hoo! she will be playing a game on thursday. this is for one that was not played when it rained heavily a few weeks ago here. she is ready to go for ... Read more

  • Good Afternoon Sparkfriends

    7/28/2015 12:19:17 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    I have been MIA all summer and I am very sorry for that. I have not been tracking and I have been gaining more than I should for me and the baby. I have been trying to buckle down since my last prenatal checkup, the weight is creeping up toward insanity, I promised myself that I would not get a heav... Read more

  • Crossroads...

    7/28/2015 11:29:01 AM, by 4EVERADONEGIRL

    Source: chopperpapa.com/2014/09/at-the
    -crossroads-of-lust-and-lo
    ve-a-fathers-decision-to-w
    alk-away/ I'm at a crossroad in my healthy journey. Down one branch of this road it looks an awful lot like the road I'm already on. It's not a bad road, it's just a road that leads to... Read more

  • Tuesday weigh in...

    7/28/2015 10:58:24 AM, by SELENAMDZ

    WELL, I weighed in today.. and I lost like half pound.. haha But, I am actually excited.. I did measurements as well and lost about a half inch off my waist and about an inch almost off each thigh. I have been lifting weights more often, working out more often and trying harder with my fo... Read more

  • WOW- 2010!?!?

    7/28/2015 9:02:22 AM, by COOPERLEDGEN

    Wow, it's been 5 years since I've logged anything on here. Life has gotten in the way BIG TIME! But I am back and ready to have a fresh start. Lots has happened in the 5 years I've been gone, the biggest is that I am now divorced. That in itself has been quite a journey. But I am back!!!!!... Read more

  • Luddite!

    7/28/2015 2:48:06 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Day 17 of the Balance Life Challenge is to 'Get Rid of Time-Wasters' it's about cutting down the amount of time we spend watching TV or on the internet - and the suggestion is to stay right away from it all today (unless you have to use it for work). Well, strangely enough, I've been pursu... Read more

  • Time for a new bio

    7/28/2015 1:27:06 AM, by RUNNINGWILD

    so I'll save the old one here You want results? Then train like it! (06/19/14) Summer! The official first day of summer is this weekend and I'm nowhere near ready to be wearing fewer clothes than I did in the winter. Not mentally, anyway. My focus now is to find my motivation and ST... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/27/2015 12:09:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and humid day here today. the next few days are going to be the same. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. she says hi to all of mommy's friends. the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Finding Faith in Myself

    7/27/2015 11:36:40 AM, by DYANNE4293

    We all carry it within us; supreme strength, the fullness of wisdom, unquenchable joy. It is never thwarted and cannot be destroyed. But it is hidden deep, which is what makes life a problem. --Huston Smith How does one lose touch with his strength, his wisdom, and his joy? Perhaps it is in t... Read more

  • Gained..but happy

    7/27/2015 11:03:05 AM, by DEBBIE0468

    Well I knew that I'd be camping and consuming far to may calories. I gained 4 lbs in 3 days. I'm not upset because I knew it would happen. Now I get back to better eating. This is a way of life and in life there will be times when we let loose. I did..I had an amazing time. I did go swimming wen... Read more

  • Ugggggh......

    7/27/2015 8:22:53 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    It's funny how small things can have a huge impact on your day. My allergies are acting up which is causing me to have a sore throat. When your throat hurts, you feel spectacularly crappy. Even if nothing else bothers you. But I'm locked and loaded here at work with tea, honey and throat lozenges. I... Read more

  • Back from vacation, rested, and ready to go again

    7/27/2015 3:11:38 AM, by BOBOSENSEI

    We got back from vacation last week. It took me longer than usual to get "right" again. The heat was terrible, and we do not have AC in our rental. So when we returned to temps in the 90s we knew it would be bad. We retrieved the dogs from the kennel, and the first two nights they were pacing ar... Read more

  • Confused

    7/26/2015 11:16:29 PM, by LINDAGEE

    if I lost weight with weight watchers, am I allowed to use the word weight watchers? If I lose with Plexus am I allowed to use the word Plexus? my blog keeps getting deleted. Is there a crime against trying to help people on this site? because when I started using SparkPeople years ago, it was to h... Read more

  • Confused

    7/26/2015 11:15:03 PM, by LINDAGEE

    if I lost weight with weight watchers, am I allowed to use the word weight watchers? If I lose with Plexus am I allowed to use the word Plexus? my blog keeps getting deleted. Is there a crime against trying to help people on this site? because when I started using SparkPeople years ago, it was to he... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    7/26/2015 10:38:30 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, July 26, 2015 ... Read more

  • Vacation Success!

    7/26/2015 1:16:58 PM, by SANDY-RENO

    This past Monday we went on vacation with my parents to Sunriver, a great resort-esque vacation spot in Central Oregon. My parents rented a beautiful house for a few days and invited us to join them. We got there early afternoon Monday and left early morning Friday. Vacation has always been h... Read more

  • Thought for the day

    7/26/2015 9:08:34 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Have a great day and make it count!!... Read more

  • Fastest 5k program week 3

    7/26/2015 9:06:34 AM, by WINACHST

    244 I am starting week 3 today! Sometimes I get discouraged on my journey of healthier habits but remind myself that I can stick with a few things if I put my mind to it. This is my third time repeating this program. I am one of those people that need a voice telling me what to do in my workouts and... Read more

  • Mushroom Muffins!

    7/26/2015 8:39:20 AM, by WINACHST

    The other day I had some over-ripe bananas and the featured recipe on Fork Over Knives facebook page was Chef AJ's Just Bananas Muffins www.forksoverknives.com/recipe
    s/just-bananas-muffins/ So I made a batch of muffins, then went next door to my daughter's house and my 5 year old gra... Read more

  • Day of Rest

    7/26/2015 8:18:55 AM, by JODROX

    Following my training plan, today is a day off from both running and biking. My legs say: THANK YOU! I may go for a nice, long walk. And I should do some toning today. I've been neglecting that. I've been really dedicated to running and biking and not very dedicated to eating right. Gee, w... Read more

  • Food, Food, and More Food

    7/26/2015 7:49:04 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Today is going to be a challenge and I'm not exactly sure how I want to approach it yet. I have already eaten a healthy breakfast. I weighed and measured my portions and recorded my food in my food journal. This afternoon there are two activities that I have been invited to attend and they in... Read more

  • 25

    7/26/2015 6:54:29 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    Yep that's right! 25 lbs lost!! I am so excited. Sometimes I don't even recognise me anymore. Other times that old bad guy in my head rears up and whispers things like . Let's stop this and eat until we regain all the weight. Just EAT EATEATEATAEATEAEATTTT! Does anybody else get that? I thoug... Read more

  • birthday party choices....

    7/25/2015 11:12:05 PM, by SELENAMDZ

    We celebrated my oldest sons birthday this weekend. He is turning 8 tomorrow! It is sad, but exciting to see him grow into such an awesome kid. For his birthday he wanted to get hamburgers, his favorite. So my husband researched online about the best hamburger places in town. We found some... Read more

  • The Grecian Trip (finally)

    7/25/2015 7:06:07 PM, by TIFFFIT

    I promised my family that when I fell below 200 pounds we'd plan a big vacation, and as you probably know by now we made that a reality with a trip to Greece last month. I can't begin to tell you how wonderful the trip was, or how much more enjoyable it was at a fit and fairly healthy weight (170's)... Read more

  • 7/25/15

    7/25/2015 3:49:24 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Ok…So back to report…yesterday’s weigh in has me down just over a pound (1.4). I can’t claim the pound and half, it’s not 1.5! I was hoping for a little more, but that’s still a respectable loss. I just think back to the days when I’d see those nice 2, 3 lbs losses. Sigh…. I kno... Read more

  • Super Saturday

    7/25/2015 12:39:03 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, July 25, 2015 ... Read more

  • scale is NUTZ ( to the psycho ward it went) TRASH TALKING

    7/25/2015 10:18:40 AM, by RONDADEBI

    So this morning our bathroom scale 192 went BYE BYE 213 , it seriously went to the trash.... I have this bad habit of keep checking my weight constantly, then I get upset with myself if I see it go up, and I start indulging....NO MORE.... So I'll do my WIN ( weigh ins ) on wednesday at th... Read more

  • Happiness and Harmony

    7/25/2015 10:09:02 AM, by DYANNE4293

    But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? --Albert Camus Sometimes, we say we're getting our lives together. Together with what? With our selves. The Twelve Steps help us clean up the mess we've made. We're fixing our mistakes. We're looking at... Read more

  • Before and after pics

    7/24/2015 5:47:59 PM, by DYANNE4293

    I thought I would give you a peek at what my weight was before my WL surgery. The after picture was taken last summer. I've dropped about 5lbs since then. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/24/2015 10:26:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! yay! it will be a very warm and humid one,though. i am prepared and so is my daughter. all of the birds are ok and say hi. i have some errands to run before it gets too hot outside. have a great day,everyone and a wonderful weekend!... Read more

  • I Want to Echo This Member's Post

    7/24/2015 7:17:58 AM, by KLMEIRING

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/myp
    age_public_journal_individ
    ual.asp?blog_id=5965328 I want to be strong, healthy & flexible all the way around! 381... Read more

  • Thank You :)

    7/24/2015 2:47:03 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    It's Friday - it's been raining since yesterday evening and it's still going strong! It's 7.30am and still dark as night! Ergh! I'm going away for the weekend - leaving at midday - and have just made my packing list over a cup of coffee. Rain makes it all more ........... plastic! Lots of pl... Read more

  • Tantalising Thursday

    7/23/2015 10:53:36 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Thursday, July 23, 2015 ... Read more

  • Looking forward and looking back....

    7/23/2015 8:09:54 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Still in training for the 10K. 4 weeks to go. I am now running just at 20 miles a week. Two 4 mile runs and two 6 mile runs. Today was an easy 4 mile run that I added a little something too. A speed test. I read about it in the "Runners" magazine. I realized I didn't know what type of time I cou... Read more

  • Taking Time Out

    7/23/2015 3:22:27 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today's Balanced Life Challenge is about recognising our sources of stress, and learning to manage them. I feel like I've been doing quite well at this recently - and I do take quite a lot of 'me time' when I need it. When I clicked through to the day's article, I was immediately 'stressed' b... Read more

  • spoil Alert ( maybe just a tad spoil)

    7/23/2015 10:00:11 AM, by RONDADEBI

    spoil alert: So yesterday afternoon, Dan brought me a bouquet of flowers and roses on top of that....He took me out for a nice LUNCH, ( and grabbed someone elses ticket off there table and paid for their lunch too) Then he took the time to FIX my car, and bought me a new Car battery because mine w... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/23/2015 9:40:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i applied for a few more jobs today. i will continue to do so until i get something. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i finally had a chance to try out some of my new exercise dvds and i am really enjoying them. i am so glad i treated myself to some new ones. now i am even mor... Read more

  • Time to Face the Music!

    7/23/2015 9:22:08 AM, by CHERRY666

    It's been about two and a half months since I've exercised regularly and ate like I cared about health. I went back and double checked by running a report on my exercise minutes, and yep, they dropped off immediately after some bad news about my cat. I haven't taken very good care of myself since. ... Read more

  • Real Food

    7/23/2015 8:41:09 AM, by WINACHST

    I watched an episode of an old show "Good Neighbors" and it was about this couple who decided to become self-sufficient. They quit their jobs and attempt to barter for things they need and the bulk of their income comes from selling the produce they grow. On this particular episode, the "hired... Read more

  • No Worry

    7/23/2015 7:50:21 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. --Arthur Somers Roche A trickle of water that drains down the side of a hill poses no problem to the hill, its vegetation, or the people living in the valley. But i... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    7/23/2015 7:12:15 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Just stopping by to wish everyone a Happy Thursday! 213... Read more

  • shhhh....... she's sleeping!

    7/23/2015 1:43:42 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Day 14 of the Balanced Life Challenge was about getting enough sleep - and all that wind-down routine stuff. I can honestly say I don't have a problem with this - I sleep whenever I can! And on work days that end late and start early, I come home, unpack my bag, clean my teeth - and get into ... Read more

  • Baby Steps: Day 18

    7/22/2015 9:50:35 PM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    Okay, the mystery extra 2 pounds disappeared by this morning, but I am still not showing as big of a loss as I would have expected by now. The scale shows a net loss of 1 pound since day 1, but I still may see more water come off in the next few days. The interesting thing is how my belly feel... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    7/22/2015 9:02:48 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 ... Read more

  • Coming Back

    7/22/2015 8:39:48 PM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    I am starting to come back to health and happiness. The past nine months have been a tremendous ordeal. My husband had a rough time of it with having cancer and being so sick from chemo and on top of that losing his eyesight and also not being able to wear his prosthesis because of a wound that wo... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/22/2015 2:40:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful summer day here today! my daughter's off to day camp for the afternoon. she really enjoys going there. she met up with two of her friends on the weekend and they had lots of fun. all the birds say cheep,cheep! i am keeping up with my online courses so far and i just finished one of them ... Read more

  • Do you love YOURSELF?

    7/22/2015 1:57:02 PM, by SELENAMDZ

    (I have nothing to wear. Nothing looks good on me. if only my stomach was flatter. maybe if i lost ten pounds I would feel better. I'm fat. ) I find myself saying the above statement pretty much daily. How heartbreaking. My goal for this week, is to look in the mirror and be kind to m... Read more

  • Where to start?

    7/22/2015 12:24:58 PM, by 1HOTFUDGEMAMA

    the first bite of the day. If that wasn't a good one, make the next one a better one. Aim to make the most out of each day. Dwell on the positive. Shy away from the negative. Deep breathing. Avoiding the stressors. In my life, I refer to the ppl. How can I give such power to ppl who ignore me. If... Read more

  • Yesterdays progress

    7/22/2015 11:37:21 AM, by SELENAMDZ

    Yesterday I did really well with my food, still snacked a couple times where I shouldn't of, but... I was able t say "no" a few times, which is hard for me. I have issues with snacking and binge eating at times. But I feel great about my choices yesterday. ALSO, my whole body is sore! In the... Read more

  • Went to the Gym Yesterday

    7/22/2015 10:06:45 AM, by KLMEIRING

    So, one of my friends has a gym membership that allows her to bring a guest free of charge. She called me after work yesterday and said, "What are you doing? Do you want to go to the gym with me today?" I said, "Yes!" Jumped at the opportunity to try out a new gym free of charge. It was a g... Read more

  • Water, water everywhere!

    7/22/2015 8:22:48 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Hey Sparkpeeps! We are getting into those dog days of summer. Getting the daily recommended amount of water has always been difficult for me, so I am really trying to make a sincere effort to chug these 64 oz a day. Not all at once, of course! LOL I'm trying to stay away from using the fl... Read more

  • Communication

    7/22/2015 8:11:18 AM, by DYANNE4293

    ...alone in the company of our partner. To be alone in the wilderness is less painful than to feel alone in the company of our partner. When we shut down in silence because we feel wounded by our partner, we slam the door on healing. We may justify emotionally abandoning our partner by telling ours... Read more

  • I'm fresh and easy (as my husband says)

    7/22/2015 7:58:20 AM, by RONDADEBI

    Good Morning, This morning I was up at 5am, because starting next monday I'll be back to work... So I need to condition my body to be up... My old job I worked from midnight to 8am, for 3 years....I quit, because I never had weekends off or the holidays....I'm back to working for the same comp... Read more

  • You think I would learn!!

    7/22/2015 2:51:02 AM, by RACING4ME

    It's funny how many lessons you learn along the road to healthy living that stick. You think they aren't there, but once you get past the funk, they say "HELLOOOOOO, let's get this party started", they come out and play. 7 weeks ago I managed to break through the depression, and start to exerc... Read more

  • Baby Steps: Day 16 & 17

    7/21/2015 11:56:49 PM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    Yesterday, I managed to get a couple miles in between regular errands and taking a walk around the block. My weight in the morning completely rebounded back to my starting weight 16 days ago. I was trying not to get frustrated by this and decided to patiently wait for a few more days to pass post ... Read more

  • So I set out to lose 5lbs in 5 wks

    7/21/2015 9:35:56 PM, by 1HOTFUDGEMAMA

    and I wound up status quo. 😣😢 How? I ask myself. Starters: 1. Too much pressure on myself to get the goal. 2. Practically set myself up for defeat by setting another weight loss goal. 3. Had a sugar craving the size of Jupiter. Couldn't stop eating the bad foods that I've never even liked ... Read more

  • Camping

    7/21/2015 4:52:08 PM, by DEBBIE0468

    I know I'm going camping this coming weekend. Now I know I'll be having a few drinks and not eating as I should. I feel bad. But I will try to make good choices when I can. I'm not going to use this as an excuse to pig out. Can ya tell I'm having issues! This is a challenge for sure. ... Read more

  • Starting over for the LAST TIME!!

    7/21/2015 3:07:05 PM, by SANA0825

    I'm beyond frustrated with myself! I need to get myself back in gear. It's hard to keep myself focused when I'm home for some reason. Thinking of creating a vision board and hanging it up so that I have something to remind me and keep me focused. UGHHHHHHH :(... Read more

  • the photo that makes you cry

    7/21/2015 2:05:13 PM, by EVRLNGFOO

    i went out for a bachelor party for some great friends on Saturday. it was so much fun! of course I ate and drank too much. I mean, I have yet to conquer the restaurant/bar/social scene when it comes to eating well and making good choices. i'll try again next weekend with a bbq. one of the many p... Read more

  • I Believe Anything is Possible!

    7/21/2015 1:44:53 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. --William James Many of us learned as children that rejection and abandonment are part and parcel of being alive. We are so used to feeling as though things won't work out, that fear - like a s... Read more

  • Renewing My Commitment

    7/21/2015 10:43:11 AM, by KLMEIRING

    I am renewing my commitment to a Healthy Lifestyle one day at a time. Last night I attended my 90 day fitness challenge support group meeting. It was awesome! There are quite a few participants who are very inspirational to me when they share their stories & experiences. I can relate to some... Read more

  • weigh in...

    7/21/2015 10:43:04 AM, by SELENAMDZ

    Well, I tried to avoid coming on here. I thought, well maybe I could just ignore that its Tuesday.. or maybe I can just say my scale broke, or for some reason I can't weigh in.. But, who would I be lying to, mostly myself. I once again lost no weight, and I realize this is going to be much harder... Read more

  • week 6

    7/21/2015 10:39:03 AM, by GRANDEFILLE

    So I had good news on the scale yesterday. Down to 229.6! getting closer and closer to my lowest weight-in since I joined Spark in April 2011 (225.8). Should be able to reach that goal in the next month. Then my next goal will be to be in the 210's As for my blog yesterday. I didn't want t... Read more

  • quick and easy. it's not!!!

    7/21/2015 9:38:56 AM, by RONDADEBI

    So i'm going to pat myself on the back a little.... 362 Guess who got to clock in 120 minutes of movement YESTERDAY ? Thats right this girl.... House Cleaning actually is great exercise.... BUT when you add scrubbing carpets... and you start sweating.... your getting a hard workout...lol... ... Read more

  • Listening to My Tired Body

    7/21/2015 8:39:24 AM, by JODROX

    I used to be very good at finding any excuse to not exercise. Too busy, too tired, too whatever. Lately, though, I prioritize exercise before almost everything else. Yesterday, after my busy weekend, including a 41-mile bike ride, I was still exhausted. I could've napped the day away, but I we... Read more

  • Buddy Up?

    7/21/2015 4:14:45 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Encouragement to exercise with a friend is the message for Day 13 of the Balanced Life Challenge. Well, I do take up offers to do things like swimming, walking, with friends - but on an everyday basis I prefer to exercise alone. '..... and spending time with friends is crucial for a balanced l... Read more

  • Certified Personal Training advise needed....

    7/20/2015 7:10:15 PM, by TXHRT4U

    For those of you that are certified personal trainers or being trained by one, I need some advise. Nutrition is obviously a struggle with a lot of people. If a person is on a limited budget and they need to lose weight, what is more important? Meeting daily caloric intake or meeting macros? My p... Read more

  • 5th week.

    7/20/2015 2:05:22 PM, by GRANDEFILLE

    For my 5th week, I had a 1 pound loss. That means 5 consecutive weeks posting a loss. That is fantastic! I couldn't be happier. On another note. The last week have been tough. My husband has a hard time getting passed the loss of his mother. I have been kind of waiting for my husband to he... Read more

  • So much to catch up on, but I'll start with yesterday

    7/20/2015 1:35:59 PM, by VEGANFITLADY

    Yesterday I completed a half marathon! I had almost given up on going to it because I got really sick two weeks out, and the week before the race I had walked 27 miles in 5 days during my volunteering at Girls Rock Camp (not to mention was basically working 12 hour days there). It took me a lon... Read more

  • Truth has been revealed!

    7/20/2015 12:28:47 PM, by TXHRT4U

    I have been going through this year by semi watching what I eat and doing my daily exercises. Some weeks are good and some are bad. Lately I have realized that I am gaining weight again. I have not done any measurements or done a weigh-in in several months. Since I have realized all of this,... Read more

  • SAME THING, DIFFERENT DAY NO LONGER!!!

    7/20/2015 10:11:44 AM, by RONDADEBI

    So this morning, after the blogging and logging I've been doing the last couple of weeks, just to get back into the habit of using sparks again.. I changed up my routine.... 40 minute workout..... 224 Drank my shakeology/ with added blueberries....YUMMY 4 Drank water... 334 ... Read more

  • Biking, Running, Volunteering, and Napping

    7/20/2015 9:14:25 AM, by JODROX

    Sometimes you just have to recognize when you are too busy. I overbooked my weekend. it was all good -- volunteer activities, social time, and workouts. By the time all my planned events were done on Sunday, I was completely exhausted. I napped for 2 hours, like a rock. Dead to the world. It st... Read more

  • Feelings Change

    7/20/2015 5:21:04 AM, by DYANNE4293

    It is terribly amusing how many different climates of feeling one can go through in a day. —Anne Morrow Lindbergh When we travel by canoe down a river we can notice the changes that take place. In one spot the river is wide and the water moves slowly. Around the next bend the river nar... Read more

  • I love Spark People!

    7/20/2015 3:03:15 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Day 12 of the Balanced Life Challenge is 'Get Socially Inspired' I already do this - I get a lot of inspiration from twitter - but most of all from the Spark People community. Twitter is a launch-pad for links - and I often get inspired to do something different as a result. I follow Spar... Read more

  • Baby Steps: Day 14 & 15

    7/20/2015 2:54:18 AM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    Yesterday I went on a beautiful hike to a waterfall. Fitbit said that 3 mile hike was equivalent to 60 flights of stairs. Today I walked/jogged intervals for 4 miles. Tired. G'night!... Read more

  • Super Sunday

    7/19/2015 10:33:44 PM, by KNEEMAKER

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  • Scaling down

    7/19/2015 5:45:42 PM, by DEBBIE0468

    I keep getting on the scale. I keep seeing it go down. What if my scale is broken? What if I haven't lost? I'd be so sad. I'd eat for a week of fried everything. With ice cream to wash it down. But then I think. This IS working? Mindful eating! When I put food into my mouth I ask myself....is i... Read more

  • Not SUCH a LAZY SUNDAY AFTER ALL

    7/19/2015 4:36:33 PM, by RONDADEBI

    So this morning, thinking i'm going to take it easy today.... ( Because my husband always rest, and watches the idiot box in our bedroom all day long on sundays) Didn't make any plans.... BOY was I wrong....quick write it down on the calendar " I was wrong!!!!" 20 Darling husband was... Read more

  • I ran today

    7/19/2015 12:53:41 PM, by WINACHST

    I completed Running Mate Media Week 2 Day 1 workout which was a speed workout and consisted of 30 second sprints followed by a 2 minute jog. I managed to do the workout without a walk break but as I looked at my Garmin stats, it seems like I slowed way down on the 5th sprint. Funny, because I certai... Read more

  • SO far behind in getting ahead...

    7/19/2015 12:45:44 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I finally got moving to a daily routine...sort of. I'm only on day 3 which is usually where I peter right on out. but...going to finish this damn thing if it .... if it....well, if it makes me feel better I guess. LOL So can't talk much as you can tell by my sporadic blogs off doing the busy ... Read more

  • A New Week

    7/19/2015 12:10:02 PM, by FITMAMA_

    So this past week wasn't great. Ok... so it wasn't that good either. I had to work 3 overnights in a row which totally screws me up. I have limited nursing coverage for my daughter, so I had to sleep while she had care. Unfotunately that means I didn't have time for a workout. Eating wasn't te... Read more

  • My daily Protein Shake

    7/19/2015 12:09:20 PM, by DYANNE4293

    I have a protein shake every day for breakfast. Needless to say, they can get boring and mundane. I am constantly surfing Pinterest for new ways to flavor my shakes. I have used sugar free Torani syrups, sugar free pudding mixes, and various extracts. I use fruit - mostly berries to keep the c... Read more