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  • Wait Loss

    3/26/2017 9:58:31 AM, by GIMMESPARK

    Pondering today how much of weight gain has to do with loss in other aspects of our lives: lost loved ones, loss of control over job/finances/kids, loss of confidence, loss of self-respect... Along with that, it also seems that--for me at least--there's an element of waiting for those losses t... Read more

  • Beautiful Day Tough Race

    3/26/2017 9:56:18 AM, by LDYHAZ

    1st race of the year and the weather couldn't have been better. No wind, 60's and endless blue sky. Only took me three outfit changes before we were ready to go. Pre race nerves always make me change my clothes several times. Race was an hour away and I started to think we would be late. Dale ass... Read more

  • Fun Food

    3/26/2017 6:13:50 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today is Sunday. Yup. It's Mothering Sunday here in the UK and I've not received a card, or flowers (yet - might get them next week with an apology! - don't you just love your grownup kids?!) I'm off to work in a bit - and have to take food for lunch, dinner and breakfast. I have it planned -... Read more

  • Gods Day

    3/25/2017 11:05:49 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have love and peace in your heart hugs... Read more

  • New exercise program

    3/25/2017 7:39:15 PM, by SEXYBEANS

    Exercise Plan Goals: Daily Step Goal: >7,000 steps a day 4 days a week >8,000 steps a day 2 days a week >10,000 steps 1 days a week Daily Workout Goal (in addition to steps) Walking 30 minutes 3x a week Kettlebell 20 minutes 3x a week Bicycling 30 minutes 2x a ... Read more

  • YOU INSPIRE ME!

    3/25/2017 10:54:53 AM, by MIRAGE727

    I'm always inspired by everyone who has reached out to me as a SparkFriend. I'm a little slow getting back to you all but I want to say "Thank you for letting me be a part of the journey." Most of you are new on SparkPeople and I'm excited for you. I've been on this journey for coming on... Read more

  • 2 week check in

    3/25/2017 9:32:57 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    love my new menu.. -9 224... Read more

  • Happy Saturday!

    3/25/2017 8:40:16 AM, by QUERIDAANA

    Keep up the good work!... Read more

  • Saturday

    3/24/2017 11:04:59 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a blessed day be happy for me hugs... Read more

  • a mild spring day

    3/24/2017 4:50:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am out and about today, enjoying the mild weather here. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #44 - Crossfit 17.5!

    3/24/2017 1:10:56 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Tonight I officially complete the 5th and final workout of the 2017 Crossfit Open! I honestly can say I'm so excited and SO proud! Who would have thought? People had to talk me in to signing up and here I am finishing the 5th and final workout! I've done things I never thought possible. I am stronge... Read more

  • Getting Close to a New Beginning

    3/24/2017 11:17:51 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Last night was the first night of my very last class that I need to complete before graduation. I was happy to be there, but also amused by something that happened. You see, I am on a path toward graduation that is out of the ordinary. My graduation is scheduled for May 6th, but the class that I ... Read more

  • Rest, Recovery and New Life.....

    3/24/2017 8:39:25 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Last week I was getting in long walks and nice quick runs. Even went to the Circuit Training class that left me sore for 3 days. (really lets me know what muscles I don't use in running..apparently ALOT. Ouch) It was a good week and on Friday I was pretty stiff and sore but felt ok and took GiGi f... Read more

  • Trying Again, Always Trying

    3/24/2017 7:15:04 AM, by -GANDALF-

    Here's the story. I've been struggling, like many others, with binge eating for a number of years. But December, January, and into February were especially difficult. Yet, somehow, I managed to calm down a bit in Februray. I went to stay with my family in New Zealand and the binging stopped complete... Read more

  • We all know our own 'bits'

    3/24/2017 5:27:44 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I'm fortunate in that my weight has always been in the 'normal' range. I've been at the top of that range, for sure, and even at the middle of that range, mostly. The less good thing about this, is that there is very little support for losing 'fat' when you're not obviously heavy. So, my at... Read more

  • TGIF

    3/23/2017 11:06:59 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thanks for your love be blessed and send ing love hugs... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/23/2017 12:32:35 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy! the sun is shining brightly, it is not as cold as the other day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • love my new menu

    3/23/2017 9:38:02 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    No added sugar Green leafy veggies no starchy veggies and good fat Feel the best I have felt in years Life style change.... Was away on the week end... eating out and around wine.. stayed on course had no desire to stray from new menu because I feel so good eating this way! 521... Read more

  • Less exercise during illness lead to weight gain

    3/23/2017 6:38:55 AM, by QUERIDAANA

    Starting over with walking challenge.... Read more

  • Put the Kettle On!

    3/23/2017 5:33:57 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I don't usually post anything political or religious, but after the incident in central London yesterday, I felt I wanted to say something. Things get reported all around the World with different images and messages and slants. We are such an 'under-stated' kind of a nation - and we are renown... Read more

  • Thursday

    3/22/2017 11:17:59 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    More stress and paper work to be endured hoping to be finished soon so I can start living and lose the stress... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/22/2017 1:06:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am recovering from a cold.i feel a lot better today than i did a few days ago. my daughter and i had a great march break! she is now back at school and having fun with her friends. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Happy hump day

    3/21/2017 11:22:02 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending out joy to everyone hugs... Read more

  • Where did the time go?

    3/21/2017 9:52:45 PM, by WINACHST

    Wow! just looked at my last blog date and did not realize so much time has passed since my last blog. Where does the time go? Here it is almost a month later. Things were not going well for me. After I was sick, I did not pay attention to what I was eating. I think most of it was due to frustra... Read more

  • Say "no"

    3/21/2017 10:47:09 AM, by GOODBYEFLAB2017

    We teach our kids and students all the time to "just say no" to bullying, to drugs, to alcohol, but yet I struggle to say "no" to those unhealthy foods. Aren't those just as damaging? Maybe even more damaging? Today, so far I have said "no" successfully. I have made good food choices for break... Read more

  • Tuesday

    3/21/2017 12:04:10 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a very blessed day... Read more

  • Spring Into Fitness: Day 1 Week 1

    3/20/2017 8:10:35 PM, by GONABFIT

    The challenge has started. I am excited and hoping to make this a successful one. Today I did a 2 mile interval run with baby but he started crying and wouldn't stop so I had to cut things short. I'll do something else at home once I get a break... maybe the spin bike + some strength training. ... Read more

  • Silver Linings

    3/20/2017 1:59:48 PM, by DDHEART

    As a former nurse and a long time SparkPeople member, there are a lot of things I know I should be incorporating into my healthy lifestyle journey. Woulda Coulda Shoulda.....some of those things, I have not been very good about including on a consistent basis. Why? The only answer I ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #43 - Great Weekend!

    3/20/2017 10:11:12 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Have you ever had such a workout where the few days afterwards you feel like you were hit by a truck? I have before, and got to experience it again this weekend! My wonderful weekend started with the 17.4 workout - which was amazing! In the 13 minutes I got through 179 reps! Which was all... Read more

  • Finally figured it out!

    3/20/2017 9:51:43 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    finally my belly feels better.. lots of experimenting to see what works for me... well here is what I have found Carbs need to be limited and watched closely and no.. NO added sugar anything.. nothing white. My belly is better, I feel alive and have energy. life style change that works for m... Read more

  • Runnin' Wild!

    3/20/2017 8:54:10 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I'm a bit of a runner.......... one of those kind of 5k/30min sort of runners who wonders whether she's 'really' a runner! I'm currently doing a running training programme which throws something different at my body each day for 30 days. The theory is that your body gets used to doing the same old... Read more

  • 6 days to vacation!

    3/20/2017 5:32:35 AM, by SPARKY070476

    My Florida vacation starts on Saturday! I have so many things to accomplish prior to that. I should probably make lists for each day to pace out the prep work so it's not so overwhelming and the kids can help out. Last week, i ate low carb for the most part. I started out the week at 198 and... Read more

  • New week

    3/20/2017 12:09:58 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Last night was the first night I slept all night in three years hope more to come have a very blessed day hugs... Read more

  • The reality....The Time frame

    3/19/2017 8:19:52 PM, by ~*~SPUNKI~*~

    The reality of the amount of time it will take me to lose this weight, I won't lie, is at times, overwhelming. I know the end will be worth it, I know I will have to work: Every Single. Day to get there. I'm okay with that. But the time frame? Not so impressive or even encouraging. I know th... Read more

  • What I've missed....

    3/19/2017 12:42:22 PM, by GOODBYEFLAB2017

    My weight has made me miss out on many things. Despite being over weight, I am actually pretty athletic. I can run a mile without stopping, I can walk a 5K in 53 minutes and it really isn't that difficult for me to do. I am able to do an hour of Zumba without feeling like I am going to die. I can do... Read more

  • WARNING! Easter straight ahead!

    3/19/2017 6:53:00 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Yup - it's wall-to-wall chocolate in the shops right now - plus a lot of shiny paper, glittery embellishments, gold lettering, sweet chicks and bunnies with little ribbons round their necks. From the GIANT eggs, to the little 'treats' - it's chocolate time folks! It'll be in our faces from n... Read more

  • Gods day

    3/18/2017 11:25:36 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Well almost finished with insurance just waiting to hear from agent got my daughter money in Germany brothers taxes done for trust still am amazed about my daily work and sometimes I feel all alone thanks you all for your care and love sending joy happiness and prayers to all hugs... Read more

  • Saturday

    3/18/2017 1:19:37 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Well almost finished with crazy paper work but am in shock the nurse that I filled against the state board for dropping my brother is dead wow no one wishes that on anyone she was so young and had grandchildren and 2 daughters RIP Miss Miller God be with you such a shame do not know how or why thi... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #42 - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    3/17/2017 12:39:21 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! Ready for a laugh? 2013 2014 2015 2016 Notice anything? Me and DH are nothing if not consistent! Haha! But guess what? 2017 we are going for a change! We bought new shirts! I got one to show off my new muscles - stop back this w... Read more

  • Homemade snacks for the weekend (photos of yummy food - trigger warning!)

    3/17/2017 10:32:05 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I use a system called the No S Diet. I've been following this system for coming up for 2 years now, and it suits me really well. It doesn't suit everyone, but for me, it's turned out to be the thing I'd been searching for! I've lost about a stone (14lbs) in weight, slowly and surely over the past ... Read more

  • My perception of myself

    3/17/2017 8:37:45 AM, by ~*~SPUNKI~*~

    I think it is pretty crazy, how I can still be "a fat girl", yet feel like I am the skinniest girl in the room. I am working out, I am eating on plan, I am feeling FINE!!! Yet, in reality, I am not. I am not fine, I am not skinny, and I am not anywhere near a "normal" weight. This journe... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/16/2017 8:22:33 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i had a terrific day! tomorrow, we have not yet decided where to go or what to do. it was a very active,enjoyable day today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • 17 Mar 2017 Met My Monthly Goal!

    3/16/2017 7:19:19 PM, by FATHINSN

    This first month, I have reduced 0.4 kg from my start up weight - from 60.3 kg to 59.9 kg yay! This slightly more than my monthly goal - reduce weight 0.3 kg 😄. I have to temporary stop my weight-in, though, as I'm currently settling down at a new place, new home andddddddd new job! After a year, ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #41

    3/16/2017 1:05:52 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Last night I got two new recipes in! Technically I didn't make or eat the one - but I picked out the recipe, bought the ingredients and suggested my husband and step daughter make it - so I'm taking credit! We had Italian night! We don't eat Italian super often so when I got hungry for it I wa... Read more

  • Feeling fit

    3/15/2017 8:23:29 PM, by SOXYINMO

    Wooo HOOO! While running today I could feel my biceps inside my shirt. It made me feel STRONG 362... Read more

  • a relaxing day

    3/15/2017 8:22:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy and not do much here today. it was a very cold and windy day here.so my daughter and i opted to stay in today. all of the birds say cheep.cheep! the science centre outing was fun! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Prayers Answered!! THank-You!

    3/15/2017 5:11:15 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Hard week. The family has been waiting for the surgeon to call us with a date and time for My MIL to have her lung surgery. Monday they did another CT scan and...... Drum roll....... The fluid level has gone down!! They have canceled any surgery plans for now. She is in NO discomfort and is ... Read more

  • Moving at a snails pace....

    3/15/2017 1:20:47 PM, by ~*~SPUNKI~*~

    Like for real..... my body and my fat have some secret love affair going on, because the fat is just hanging on for deal life... its like a bad unwanted break up. 198 Eventually, I will tear them apart.... 334 Regardless, I am back on spark, and I can tell you without a doubt, I have ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #40 Crossfit 17.3 and the "Great Fall of 2017"

    3/15/2017 1:01:55 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Friday's Crossfit Open 17.3 is in the books! Only 2 more Friday's and I'll be able to say that I competed in and completed the 2017 Crossfit Open! Here are some pictures of our gym and the action so you can see how many people I'm working out in front of! Hence to why I'm always so nervous bef... Read more

  • a fun day

    3/14/2017 7:20:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just got back a while ago with my daughter. we went to a science centre today and had lots of fun! tomorrow, we are heading to a museum to see what is happening there. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Logged Back in.. A few Years Later.. HELP :(((

    3/14/2017 10:21:06 AM, by GINGYCAT40

    I decided last night to try to log back into SparkPeople.... I could not even remember my password:((( I played around with different passwords..and finally was able to access my account. I do not know why I have been absent for so long.... I can make all kinds of excuses... like I d... Read more

  • a full day

    3/13/2017 9:00:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i went to two different places today. that took most of our day. then we headed back home to relax and take it easy. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • SPRING CHALLENGE: Spring into Fitness

    3/13/2017 8:57:17 PM, by GONABFIT

    Hi everyone!! Re-POSTED for all of my GONNA MAKE IT HAPPEN members and random spark friends who may want to join in! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the soon to be nice weather! It is already MARCH! Can you believe it? I spent most of last year pregnant and on bedrest... then e... Read more

  • a blog and a vlog?

    3/13/2017 4:15:13 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    Trying out a vlog for the very first time. This is me doing Plyometrix jump roping. I tried to put it in my last blog but then had a "duh" moment of oh, I gotta do a vlog blog! So here you go! Me Jump roping You know you wanted to see this. ANNNNNNNND I forgot to... Read more

  • Good Intentions

    3/13/2017 3:40:42 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    It'll never work That's what my brain has convinced my heart as I stand sideways looking in the mirror. Small half an "a" size cups tic tac boobies appear even smaller today as I look at my protruding stomach. Do people wonder how far along I am? I'd say maybe six months or so..... Only... Read more

  • Starting pics

    3/13/2017 10:16:24 AM, by TABBYKAT75

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  • Lenten Goals Two Weeks Late

    3/12/2017 7:09:24 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So I've been meaning to blog or journal about this for the last two weeks, but it hasn't happened. We are now starting the third week of Lent, and there are some things that I want to do over the next five weeks as we get ready for Pascha (Easter). First, some things I want to cut back on. 1. C... Read more

  • Kitchen Remodel

    3/12/2017 6:29:46 PM, by LATEBIRD

    Things have been going good for me lately, but I have a major hurdle right now. My kitchen is a mess! We are remodeling our kitchen, and not just a small job. Everything is pulled out all the way to the studs. It is very hard to even prepare a meal, and time is also a problem with us working on get... Read more

  • What's life like at goal?? There Will be some Grief..............

    3/12/2017 10:25:37 AM, by LDYHAZ

    I used to have the idea that once at goal I could return to all those foods I haven't eaten in a while. You know return to eating like I used to. Reaching that goal weight and all the world would become easy and I could take back all those eating habits......... I still remember that moment when I... Read more

  • .USH...until something happens

    3/11/2017 5:29:07 PM, by 183TO150

    I read of an 80 year old female body builder! She started at 56!... Read more

  • Seeing the Results (and not just the physical ones!)

    3/10/2017 6:55:32 AM, by -TSUNDOKU-

    I am thrilled to announce that, as of today, I have lost 15 pounds! I actually lost a decent portion when I wet on holiday to New Zealand (where my dad grew up and all of my family lives). I started causally keeping of track of food a week before I went- just to look a little less bloated. But on... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #39 - 7,000 Steps!

    3/9/2017 1:03:17 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    So my goal for the month is to get 7,000 steps each day. It's only the 9th and unfortunately I've missed it twice already! The one day I was just exhausted and didn't much care to even try. The other day I went to sleep with less than 400 steps to go and didn't even think about it! But last nig... Read more

  • Thursday

    3/8/2017 11:14:00 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have to take a few days off paper work need a break starting to be crazy be very blessed hugs and joy to all... Read more

  • another relaxing day

    3/8/2017 12:46:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am taking it easy today. i don't have much planned. i will still be active and enjoy a variety of foods throughout my day. my daughter is looking forward to march break and she enjoyed her overnight school field trip. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #38 - Food Inspiration!

    3/8/2017 12:35:16 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    The thing I love about cooking is it is very much an art. A little of this, a little of that, some love, some time and a meal is born! I've figured out in my life that food is very much a love language for me. I love to be inspired by fresh ingredients, recipes and past meals and put that in to a be... Read more

  • Searching for Comfort....

    3/8/2017 8:24:34 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Why Oh Why do I still turn to food?? I know it doesn't work! My dear mother in law is preparing for another surgery. She had the open heart in January and now they have discovered fluid around her left lung. They call it a side effect that can occur after open heart surgery. Sat with mother in ... Read more

  • a somewhat relaxing day

    3/7/2017 1:36:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    i finally have a chance to just relax for a while today. my weekend,including the other day, was so hectic. my daughter had a sleepover to go to on saturday night, so we spent time getting her stuff ready that she wanted to take. then on monday, with several from her class, she went on an overnight ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #37 - Birthday Party!

    3/6/2017 4:26:08 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Another great birthday in the books for my step daughter Amelia! Yesterday, 12 little boys and girls came together to skate, eat too much sugar and celebrate a great young lady! And we all had a ball! I even strapped on my skates for the big day! And I'll tell you my legs are tired today! ... Read more

  • Improbable Savoury Muffins

    3/6/2017 2:56:32 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I'm posting this blog mainly so I can share the results of my cooking experiment with MINNIE! This month I am experimenting in eating one low-carb meal a day (cutting out the flour-based items like pastry, pasta, breads - also potatoes and rice). After searching around for some recipes, I came ... Read more

  • Oh my!!

    3/6/2017 11:20:27 AM, by DEBBIE0468

    So i missed some days. I have joined a gym. I do like it. A friend of mine is a personal trainer so I hope to enlist her help for doing things properly. I must remember to log each and every day. As long as Im trying each and every day I will be successful! My goal this week is to log every day!... Read more

  • Review of Wk 27 Feb - 5 Mar 2017

    3/6/2017 5:52:40 AM, by FATHINSN

    I was slowly moving towards my weight goal this week but on Saturdat afternoon, I had a birthday tea at an ex-colleague's house (it was his wife's celebration) and I was overwhelm with free food - my weakness haha - and it threw my weight higher than initial 😅. Plus, by end of the week, I was st... Read more

  • New week

    3/5/2017 11:17:52 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Moving along first estate sale is Saturday yeah wanting to get back to california soon hugs... Read more

  • Rest day March 4

    3/4/2017 10:18:10 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    March 3 was exercise overload! In the morning I recorded 3 workouts---chair boxing, chair aerobics, and chair dancing .... then 45 minutes basketball practice last night, and passed out during practice. I drank two 16.9 Oz water bottles. This morning I read about Bob Harper who had a heart attack.... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #36 - 17.2 Results

    3/4/2017 7:12:29 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    My 17.2 Crossfit Open went good. Not great, but good. I ended up deciding to do the scaled workout. I think I could have maybe done the Rx but I really wanted to attempt to do a Pull-up. Several other people throughout the day had never done an unassisted pull-up and ended up getting them. But alas,... Read more

  • Reviewing my week.....

    3/4/2017 10:57:38 AM, by LDYHAZ

    The week started out with our first Calves being born. That is the sign that spring is near. We had two born in the same morning. Was the exact morning that DH's brother was coming to take a load back to the ranch. Sad for me that I wasn't going to be able to enjoy them. There will be more. We... Read more

  • A walk along Mounts Bay

    3/4/2017 10:15:55 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    My day started early - on the bus at 6.30am, then a walk from Long Rock to Marazion to get a second bus to go to Park Run at Helston. This walk has been in the dark for the past few months - but now that Spring is on the way, the days getting longer, dawn has actually broken by the time I get to Lo... Read more

  • New Beginnings

    3/3/2017 4:02:10 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    It's been a year since I blogged on SP, so I thought it was time. This week is the first week of Lent, and I am working this Lent to get my weight under control. I gained 48 lbs. over the past year, and at the very least, I want to stop gaining weight and hopefully lose some. I have not been us... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #35 - Crossfit Open 17.2

    3/3/2017 12:54:08 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    How do you feel when you accidentally screw up something easy? This morning I just laughed. Yesterday was March 2nd - only my second day to get my goal of 7,000 steps in a day. Guess who forgot and went to bed with only 465 more steps to go? This idiot! 246 I'm not upset about it, especially since... Read more

  • a lovely sunny day

    3/3/2017 11:58:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi. i heard back from one of the places i had an interview at. they are still waiting to hear from the company itself. as soon as the agency hears from them, they will let me know. that was a pleasant bit of news to brighten up my day. i am finding that by stepping out of my comfort... Read more

  • A walk around the bay

    3/3/2017 9:14:15 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today began with a grey, grey sky and rain. I had planned an adventure - but it didn't seem appealing if I was going to have to wear waterproofs from head-to-toe and keep wiping my glasses. So - I reconsidered............. I did want to get some 'outdoors' exercise, both for my body and for my mi... Read more

  • 5 Boro Bike Tour

    3/2/2017 4:45:41 PM, by 183TO150

    Ok, here I go again! Still trying to lose 30 lbs. This is a LONG journey. It can be one full with discoveries, headaches, mis-steps, information overload and weary souls! Yet, in the end it's like child birth. The 9mths, weight gain and labor is quickly forgotten when they place the baby in yo... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/2/2017 1:20:37 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and sunny day here today. i am at the local library working on some of my online courses. i heard from one of the employment agencies i am registered with and there is a job opportunity coming up near the end of this month. i said i was definitely interested in it. when it is closer to the jo... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #34 - March is already Madness!

    3/2/2017 1:07:12 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's been an interesting week to say the least. Starting with the announcement of the Crossfit Open on Thursday night I was on an adrenaline train. The came the wonderful and intense workout that lead to a weekend of celebration, too many drinks and some unhealthy eating. To say my celebration went ... Read more

  • 2 Mar 2017 Jumps and Kicks equals to Raining Sweats!

    3/2/2017 7:13:27 AM, by FATHINSN

    Today, I did another jump rope 1500 and yay, my time has improved from 16:31 to 14:51 - nearly 2 minutes faster! After 1 minute rest, I moved to lower body exercises. I did those like dog peeing at fire hydrant and bridges and feeling I could do more, I added kicks - front, back and sides - and m... Read more

  • The Fat and Skinny of It

    3/1/2017 2:39:35 PM, by WANNACANHAVEIT

    Since I have been in reasonably good health most of my life, doctor's visits have never been notable. That was until a few years ago when I went for my annual exam. I weighed in as usual and met with the doctor. He mentioned that I had gained some weight. Now we all know that the doctor's scale adds... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/1/2017 12:48:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has begun. i look forward to each and every day. my daughter says hi. i do not have too much planned for the day. once i complete the errands i have to do, i will have some much needed free time. i am still on the lookout for a good present or two for my daughter's birthday, which is on ... Read more

  • Ash Wednesday & 1st Day of Lent

    3/1/2017 12:02:59 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Pic from yesterday it would not let me post it ... Read more

  • My March dietary challenge

    3/1/2017 10:47:35 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I've been jogging along quite nicely on the No S diet (check out the team on Spark if you're curious) - which is 3 meals a day, no snacks, no seconds, no sweets, except at weekends and on special occasions. This system automatically cuts out a lot of sugar from my diet, and I find I'm eating less a... Read more

  • 1 Mar 2017 Feel So Good About Today's Workout!

    3/1/2017 10:06:03 AM, by FATHINSN

    Feel so happy with my exercises intensity tonight. I did an interval on elliptical machine, 3 rounds of 2-min level 3, 1.5-min level 4, 1-min level 5, 30s rest with level 2 with 5-min warm up before and 5-min cool down. Based on my Fitbit tracker, 40% from the whole period was my peak heart rate ... Read more

  • Happy Fat Tuesday

    2/28/2017 4:10:40 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Queen of Mardi Gras Well it will not let me post my picture I have been taking my new diabetic meds. Today I took them then I took a nap. My sugar was 72 when I woke up. I was shaking and sick. That never happens of course I don't usually nap after my meds either but it was kinda scary. Had some... Read more

  • Back to my soup and smoothies

    2/28/2017 3:59:44 PM, by ELAINEMILLAR

    After gaining 4 pounds. I am back to eating my smoothies for breakfast and having my wonderful soup for lunch. I want to get back to where I was. I worked so hard. I am looking forward to the weigh in already.... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #33 - What a weekend!

    2/28/2017 12:47:24 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Friday night was absolutely amazing. My first night of the Crossfit Open is in the books! And I'm proud to say - I finished! In 17:03! Thanks to that finishing time I am currently ranked 5th in the scaled division at my gym! Woo hoo! The workout was great. One of my buddies laughed about how fo... Read more

  • Healthy choices

    2/28/2017 12:33:37 PM, by SOXYINMO

    What "new" healthy thing am I going to work on? Well, I think my best bet is to continue to strive for a healthier food intake. Making those healthier choices until they, once again, become the norm. The other thing is getting this stress under control. Continue working on meditation techniques a... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/28/2017 10:43:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today. i heard from three different places regarding job opportunities. i will see what happens and go from there. in the meantime, i have other things i can do, such as take good care of myself and spend time with my daughter. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific ... Read more

  • A walk out to Trevega Cliff

    2/28/2017 9:19:34 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    We've been experiencing pretty abysmal weather here lately - hail storms that caused accidents on the roads, rain that has flooded fields, wind that has caused damage......... it's not as bad as some parts of the country, or the World - but it's enough to slow things right down. However, tod... Read more

  • 28 Feb 2017 My First 1K Jump Rope

    2/28/2017 7:08:48 AM, by FATHINSN

    I received an email about a jump rope challenge which I need to set my timer and see how long I completed 1500. I thought to myself, I can check how long I will take to get 1000 😄. I split my timer into 3 intervals so I could also check my time for each 500. The first and second were about same... Read more

  • Crunch time

    2/28/2017 5:48:29 AM, by SPARKY070476

    I keep writing blogs about rededicating myself to a healthy lifestyle but I haven't followed through. I still am bloated and binge occasionally. I eat a few meals low carb and then go off the rails in the afternoon. Yesterday, my husband busted me stealing one of his Hershey's with almonds bars. ... Read more

  • Recap

    2/27/2017 3:50:25 PM, by IGNATZ50

    2015 In May 2015 I ended up in the hospital for 2 days undergoing tests for chest pains, including a heart catheter. The cath results showed my heart as being completely normal, so the cardiologist suspected sleep apnea & sent me for a sleep study. Also in 2015 my GP put me on blood pressure ... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/27/2017 1:17:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new day is well underway. today, after school, my daughter has basketball practice. she loves to try things at least once. I am now following her example. she now takes the same shoe size as I do, so sometimes she asks me to borrow a pair of my shoes. she is growing up before my eyes. hard to beli... Read more

  • Wonderful walks in Northumberland

    2/27/2017 1:03:24 PM, by MINNIEUK

    As usual we spent February school holiday on the Northumbrian coast. We were lucky to get a lot of sunshine. Although holidaying in the North of England in February sounds like an awful idea, there seems to be some kind of happy micro-climate at Low Newton by the Sea, and we always get better weathe... Read more