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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/26/2015 12:47:29 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    We have so much to be grateful for learn from this celebration Vival La France long live France we love you France hugs... Read more

  • A before and after picture

    11/25/2015 5:01:06 PM, by MINATHERED

    On the left is my reusable Starbucks cup in the venti (20 oz) size. On the right is the short (8 oz) I got today with hot chocolate in it. I don't go to Starbucks often enough to get a new reusable cup these days. It used to be I would get a venti, whole milk, peppermint hot chocolate with whippe... Read more

  • Fibre Fit Challenge

    11/25/2015 12:34:42 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Yesterday's lesson was about how important sleep is for good digestion - and how sleep disruption can lead to digestive disruptions. Well - I sleep pretty well all the time - so there's no problem there. My 'digestive disruptions' mostly occur when I'm away from home. Today's info was about t... Read more

  • Good Morning ! Happy Thanksgiving Eve :-)

    11/25/2015 12:03:13 PM, by SHANTRA7

    I'm so ....... full of it feels so good. I hope everyone is doing just fine on this wonderful Wednesday. I managed to get my morning session done and I'm proud because I wasn't going at 1st but I did anyway , current stats : 10,154 steps / 4.2 miles / 788 calories... Read more

  • Day 7 -The Pummelo

    11/25/2015 10:42:45 AM, by WINTERRAIN

    This morning I didn't go to the Y, because I am intimidated by the mean Y. I will go after work today since I work a short day, although my Y is a bit further from my house they are nice and sometimes that is all that matters. I didn't plan my meals well for today 2 however I did have some of my... Read more

  • Good doctors report

    11/25/2015 9:40:42 AM, by LDYHAZ

    The doctors appointment went well. I guess I do know my body and have already been doing what I needed to do. He did rule out the dangerous injuries. So this week I have started back with my running. New plan with slower increases and cross training. Felt wonderful to be out in the air and movi... Read more

  • Got My 4 Miles In ! Prepping For Thanksgiving !

    11/24/2015 9:50:11 PM, by SHANTRA7

    I'm so ready and excited for Thanksgiving that I have my meals and snacks planned already. I made a pot of mustard n' collard greens with onions, garlic and a bit of crumbled bacon. I'm in the process of making my cheesecake and I'll be working on a brine for the turkey . I'm so grateful & thankful ... Read more

  • Day 6

    11/24/2015 10:43:25 AM, by WINTERRAIN

    I have come to the conclusion I need several back up plans. I just happened to notice this morning the showers will be unavailable tomorrow til Sunday at the Y I go I may just have to suck it up and go to the mean Y 246 I will check out their class schedules and if all in all I'll just go... Read more

  • Anti anti-aging

    11/24/2015 9:33:57 AM, by MINNIEUK

    I read an article recently that pointed out how ridiculous the term 'anti-aging' is. After all, aging is a natural part of life. We grow, we develop, we age. Perhaps it's our youth-obsessed culture that has made us forget that being young is not always easy, and has blinded us to the benefits ... Read more

  • it snowed

    11/24/2015 9:20:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    last night, and a bit this morning, it snowed here, my daughter is bouncing up and down with joy. she enjoys playing and being in the snow. i have a job interview tomorrow morning and i may have another one later on this week. that one is still to be confirmed. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/23/2015 7:52:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just found out that i have a job interview this coming wednesday morning. i may have two others this week as well. one may be done over the phone. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Fibre Fit Challenge

    11/23/2015 2:45:00 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today's task was to sort out the fruit and veg in the fridge. Well, I don't have much in my fridge - half a cucumber, two sticks of celery, one carrot, half a swede (rutabaga). My onions are kept on the counter, and potatoes in a tub. Fruit is in a dish on the counter. There's a bit of frozen cor... Read more

  • Day 5

    11/23/2015 10:24:24 AM, by WINTERRAIN

    Well I wish I could say I got up super early and got to my class on time....but that is not the case. I did get up early, although I didn't get out the door early enough to be at the Y before 530. As I approached another Y on my way to the other one, I thought for a moment about going to that one ... Read more

  • Impressed By Me ??? I Am !!!!!

    11/23/2015 7:16:22 AM, by SHANTRA7

    I came here to Spark people not knowing what to expect and I must admit that I received so much more than I can ever imagine. I have some of the best Spark friends ever and they truly make me feel special and supported . I'm so thankful. Now, I'm impressed by myself because I didn't stop ( this time... Read more

  • Ladies and gentlemen... meet Cal

    11/22/2015 11:51:59 PM, by MINATHERED

    This is my new treadmill, Cal*. (Yes, I named it. I am going to be spending a lot of time with it. It deserves a name of its own. ;p) I have been checking Craigslist on a regular basis and haven't found anything that was modern enough, had a high enough weight limit, was in my budget ($100... Read more

  • Thanks Sparkers!

    11/22/2015 10:49:53 PM, by NSCARNEY

    My family agrees that I should lose weight, and will insist that they support me. They also refuse to eat healthy food, so I end up having to prepare fatty processed foods for them (and after spending hours frying their dinner, I admit that I'm not interested in cooking a separate meal for myself).... Read more

  • Day 4

    11/22/2015 10:19:25 PM, by WINTERRAIN

    Yesterday was alright, I didn't eat anything after my dinner with my girls. Although I didn't get much in the way of exercise I spent some quality time with my kiddos and that is all that matters sometimes. Today was grocery shopping day, and I reminded myself to say no in the store. It wor... Read more

  • 14,524 Steps / 5.9 Miles / 1,120 Calories Burned

    11/22/2015 6:30:24 PM, by SHANTRA7

    Woo-Hoo ! I will keep pushing. I'll keep at it & I won't give up. Onward & upward. Nothing but forward progress from here. I'm giving myself 7 months to lose the last lil 40 pounds. I can do it because I believe I can because I believe I will do it. Yes, I've been eating healthy meals and snacks wit... Read more

  • Thanksgiving

    11/22/2015 3:45:46 PM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    I have a lot to be Thankful for. My husband beat cancer this year. I have a job I love. I get to run. And I'm pretty happy right now. My brother and his family have moved to Texas. They just had twin girls. I've got some wonderfully spoiled pets. Life is good! I am busier than ever but it d... Read more

  • Spiritual Sunday

    11/22/2015 3:37:10 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    The best and most beautiful things can be found here? Where?... Read more

  • Happy New Week ! 7 Days Of 7 New Chances, Make It Matter !

    11/22/2015 10:59:13 AM, by SHANTRA7

    Indeed, making it matter is imperative. Please oblige. I love this life. So happy to be here. Current Stats : 12,005 Steps / 4.9 Miles / 1,046 Calories Burned. Determined- Driven - Focused :-)... Read more

  • Day 3

    11/21/2015 8:29:01 PM, by WINTERRAIN

    Yesterday went well, stayed within my range and didn't go all crazy for our movie night. Today my oldest had testing, which meant 6.5hrs of me sitting. I couldn't leave my spot because there was nowhere to walk and if I moved, I would've lost my spot. Therfore I got hardly any steps in. We we... Read more

  • Unwinding :)

    11/21/2015 3:07:15 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I'm giving the Fibre Fit Challenge a break for the weekend......... back on Monday with that one. I'm sitting here with a smile on my face (it's 8pm here) - and reflecting on a really great day. I've totally unwound from all the week's work... feels good :) Saturday has become my Park Run... Read more

  • It's the little things...

    11/21/2015 1:47:01 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    Hubs has been planning a late buck hunting trip to Washington and my youngest wanted to go with her. They had been changing dates and times and back and forth. Nicole says "well, boyfriend and I have a one year anniversary that week so I can't go" and so hubs says "good, I'll leave a day early" ... Read more

  • Such A Beautiful Day :-) Wow !!!

    11/21/2015 1:05:54 PM, by SHANTRA7

    Yup, God woke me up once again and I'm truly grateful . I've made it matter by exercising before grocery shopping ( Thanksgiving fixin's & such ) it was such a wonderful fitness session in which the time just flew by. I found a new HIIT exercise which elevated my heart rate to a whole nutha level.... Read more

  • Interesting article as well as the comments, who do we believe?

    11/21/2015 12:06:18 PM, by WINACHST

    I just read an article,
    eeds-milk/ , No Body Needs Milk. I like to read comments on articles to see what and how others are thinking on an issue. I was amazed at how the majority of the comments were attacking the author and that he is a chiropractor and therefore ... Read more

  • I'm obese - and thrilled

    11/21/2015 8:58:13 AM, by MINATHERED

    Today's weigh in officially moved me from morbidly obese to just obese. This is the first time in well over a decade that I have not been morbidly obese. I have to say I am so fricking proud of myself. This journey has been soooooo hard. I have so far yet to go, but I will get there. Doing my hap... Read more

  • Getting There

    11/21/2015 4:37:51 AM, by SHANTRA7

    Requirements for forward progress are simple. Paying attention is free. I can do this because of God who strengthens me. Began my journey at the high end of 200 + pounds, look at me now. Almost to onederland because I understand that patience is a virtue. That's what I'm here to tell you.... Read more

  • Fibre Fit Challenge

    11/20/2015 1:06:15 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today's article was about how stress affect our digestive system - and the challenge was to do one stress-busting thing. It's been a tough, problem-filled, week at work - and it's Friday evening. It's raining, it's dark, it's cold. I've had my dinner and am sipping a decaf coffee. And the las... Read more

  • Day 2

    11/20/2015 10:13:00 AM, by WINTERRAIN

    Alright so first off I'm impressed I got back on here and blogged today, only because I find it difficult to actually sit down and get a blog in at times 2 Yesterday went well, I'm quite impressed on how I feel today. I know that eating right and exercising is wonderful, I just forget someti... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/20/2015 9:17:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,cool sunny day here today! woo hoo! my daughter has a day off school today. in a while, we are off to visit a few relatives. then we will just take it easy. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Going Nuts! Harvest ends!

    11/20/2015 8:21:13 AM, by LDYHAZ

    I miss my running! November 6th I noticed discomfort in my right calf. Not a soreness that could be relieved by stretching or message. Feels deep. I rested several days and then ran again. Felt the discomfort and backed off and then took 4 days rest. I have scaled my running back by 3/4 of wha... Read more

  • Rest Day !

    11/20/2015 2:08:53 AM, by SHANTRA7

    It's my rest day but I have 5,100 steps anyway. On to forward progress.... Read more

  • Seeing old friends

    11/19/2015 8:37:52 PM, by MINATHERED

    Like many folks there are friends that I don't see very often. As people move and change jobs and life happens you drift away, but if you're lucky you still keep in touch and see each other from time to time. When you're on a weight loss journey as I am, seeing old friends can be a little ne... Read more

  • Fibre Fit Challenge

    11/19/2015 1:17:48 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I did much better with water today - have had seven glasses (not big ones mind - but I went to the tap seven times, which is good!) I even felt thirsty........which is new for me....... and had water instead of tea. Today's focus on the Fibre Fit Challenge was on Mindful Eating. Since I've ... Read more

  • Day 1

    11/19/2015 10:24:52 AM, by WINTERRAIN

    I have decided I will blog daily...for one week. This is hard for me because I find so little time in my evenings to get on Spark and blog. I will try for a week and see how that goes, and if I can do it for just one week I may just continue on. Clearly this is not my first blog, however I ju... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/19/2015 8:21:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild start to the day. then the temperature is going to drop throughout the day. by the time the day is done, it will be really cold outside. that is okay. by then, my daughter and i will be in for the night. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will be heading outside later to enjoy some fresh air... Read more

  • Grateful For What I Accomplished

    11/19/2015 2:08:07 AM, by SHANTRA7

    The aim was 12,000-13,000 steps but I actually accomplished my current stats of : 11,014 steps / 4.5 miles / 785 calories burned Calories consumed : on the low end of my calorie range. Woo-Hoo !!!... Read more

  • where did my butt go?

    11/18/2015 9:57:40 PM, by KEL_BEL_FX3

    So I had this thought several months ago when turning to look behind myself. It was a pretty awesome feeling. Last summer I was trying on dresses for job interviews when I realized I had developed what I call a "shelf butt" in other words it stuck out and looked like I could store things on it lik... Read more

  • 10,069 Steps ! That's Where I'm At.

    11/18/2015 4:39:31 PM, by SHANTRA7

    Yup, today was HIIT and some jogging. I really enjoyed my fitness session this morning, the time flew by. What an awesome place to be !?! I love this life. Food on point, no stumbling. Current Stats : 10,069 steps / 4.1 miles / 744 calories burned. Am I done ? Of course not !!!!!... Read more

  • Fibre Fit Challenge

    11/18/2015 4:01:27 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    First - I did very well with my water today - and did make myself drink a small glass at least six times. The only time I can down a full glass is after I've been running, and, ironically, just before I go to bed! Today's activity on the challenge was to read up about cholesterol. I did a q... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    11/18/2015 3:46:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter made the volleyball team and they do indeed get to travel to other schools. she had volleyball practice yesterday and she is headed to another school with the team now. she will be there for a while. i am already on the lookout for presents for her for christmas. all the birds say cheep,... Read more

  • 17,899 Steps Is My Total

    11/18/2015 2:51:11 AM, by SHANTRA7

    I'm happy at my step number but it was all walking & none of my usual activities ( jogging, HIIT or dancing ). I feel good nonetheless because this body kept it moving and kept all other aspects of my life together as well. Ready for a good night of sleep , anticipating my next workout and getting j... Read more

  • 15,406 Steps !!!!!

    11/17/2015 8:41:15 PM, by SHANTRA7

    I've been a busy lil' bee. I've accomplished lots today and still full of energy. I'm so grateful to God for all that He's done and all that He continues to do. All of you sparkers are so awesome. I'm so much better than I've ever been before. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO Appetite, meals and s... Read more

  • walking walking walking

    11/17/2015 8:23:43 PM, by KEL_BEL_FX3

    So I had to force myself out of bed this morning to workout but once I started it felt great. I did Leslie Sansone's Walk Slim 4 Fast Miles, my fave Leslie video. That really got me going so I headed off to work and after our staff pic and getting set for my first class I snuck in another mile usi... Read more

  • Blessings

    11/17/2015 7:15:36 PM, by LINDRAY

    Its been a year (and can not believe its been that long It has been a year since I been on this blog. Why I do not know. I have been cycling on my stationary bike, I have fallen a few times and then I get discouraged, and have to start all over. I have lost weight though which is nice. I am t... Read more

  • Fibre Fit Challenge

    11/17/2015 12:58:25 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today's challenge is to DRINK WATER! I am not a natural water-drinker - I don't know why really - I don't mind drinking it once I've got it......... Here's one of the reasons to drink water from the Spark article: 91 If your body is used to not getting water, it actually sto... Read more

  • Nature's beauty- #21daythanksgivingbinge

    11/17/2015 12:30:44 PM, by RDARLING

    Today I was encouraged to take a few moments to reflect on the beauty of nature, the wonders of the world around us. A little ironic since today is a pretty gloomy day. There is no sun to be seen, not a bird to be heard chirping it's sweet tune, not a blooming flower insight. It's cloudy, rainy, ... Read more

  • Another monthly visit.

    11/17/2015 10:56:36 AM, by GRANDEFILLE

    Apparently I have been here once a month lately. I have been really busy. Good thing is I feel a lot better. The after effects of having to have a blood transfusion are basically gone. My thyroid was a bit slow on my last blood test so it would explain why I am still tired. I am doing... Read more

  • a beautiful,cool fall day

    11/17/2015 10:42:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am enjoying a lovely day here today. my daughter sends hugs and says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am still actively looking for steady work. i will not give up until i get something, no matter how long it takes me to do so. i am so thankful for all of the support i have from my family,f... Read more

  • Sugar needs vitamin b and it takes yours

    11/17/2015 9:30:49 AM, by WINACHST

    I found a cookbook, "Smart Muffins" , at one of the library book bag sales. I looked at it last night because my grandson takes his lunch to school and I try to bake him something so he'll have a healthy treat in it. The author, Jane Kinderlehrer, writes a bit about sugar in the beginning. She state... Read more

  • "To stay our minds on"

    11/17/2015 7:04:11 AM, by SOXYINMO

    I don't know if you've read Frost's poem : Choose Something Like a Star? You can find it here:
    ga//poems/rf-star.htm We sang this in choir in high school and the lines that have stayed with me from that day to this is : "So when at times the mob is swayed To... Read more

  • Simply Me !

    11/17/2015 1:53:46 AM, by SHANTRA7

    Contemplating, configuring and conquering is what it is.... Read more

  • My scale is NOT my judge

    11/16/2015 8:14:12 PM, by KEL_BEL_FX3

    I went into my bathroom a few days ago and looked down at my scale, mentally calculating how long until I weigh in again, and already dreading it. This is ridiculous for many reasons but the most important being the scale is NOT my judge, It is not the be all end all of my journey to be a healthie... Read more

  • Soo sad

    11/16/2015 4:48:47 PM, by 1HOTFUDGEMAMA

    At my lowest as far as mental health goes. Ugh. I wish I could make myself get up and exercise. I know I'd feel better. But I can't take the first step. ... Read more

  • Fibre Fit Challenge

    11/16/2015 4:29:49 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today's challenge was to read about eating for heart health - and to incorporate one of the tips into my day. I have to say, I'm doing pretty much everything right here - except drinking enough water! I got over 40g of fibre into my diet today - without any supplements: breakfast: 1/2... Read more

  • Tools of the Trade: Eating right on the road

    11/16/2015 2:56:19 PM, by COXBETH

    My most popular blog post was about what I use to keep my workouts on track while I'm on the road. The thing I don't have down yet is how to keep my food on track. I don't have a lot of options for a lot of my work on the road - I don't always have access to a grocery store or get to leave the... Read more

  • Pictures for friends

    11/16/2015 12:06:32 PM, by BDTHOM

    My camera and internet access devises are out of sync again. I can't post pictures when and where I wanted to right now. I'm posting pictures here to share with my Spark friends because I can upload pictures from my phone to a blog, while I can't upload pictures from the phone into many other types ... Read more

  • Motivation and the stress/hopelessness

    11/16/2015 10:54:41 AM, by SELENAMDZ

    Where do I even begin? I have let the stresses of my life take over. I can't seem to muster up the strength I need to fight for me and my body. I am turning 30 in a few weeks. I can't believe it. I think this is my turn, my time to focus on me. The stresses at home have been so hard. I hav... Read more

  • Was it all a dream?

    11/16/2015 10:04:38 AM, by MINATHERED

    I'm having a really hard time "feeling it" this morning. I don't feel skinnier right now; it's hard to see the changes today - I'm only seeing how far I have yet to go. When I stumbled into the shower, still half asleep, I looked down at my body and the horrible thought of "what if it was all a dr... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/16/2015 8:10:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is now underway. my daughter and i watched the santa claus parade on tv yesterday. it would have been way too hectic and crowded to go and see it in person. she says hi to everyone! all the birds say hi! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Game Change or Backing Off Just a Tad!

    11/16/2015 7:51:20 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Several weeks ago instead of my long run I pushed it and got a new PR for 10K. Took one day of rest and ran another 6 miles. Then I followed it by 4-6 miles for the nest several days and that's when I noticed it. A spot in my right calf that was painful. Rested for 2 days and ran a very disappoint... Read more

  • Mid-November goal review

    11/15/2015 4:17:10 PM, by KEL_BEL_FX3

    So it's the middle of November time to review my goals, see how I'm doing so here goes Short term is easy * 115 miles in November (at 82.89 miles as of my walk this afternoon) 334 * 10 mile run/walk (did another 10K yesterday, guess I need to set an actual date to do a 10 mile run/wal... Read more

  • Got It Before 8:00 a.m. I'm A Happy Camper !!!

    11/15/2015 10:52:10 AM, by SHANTRA7

    I did it. I got my butt up on time but not out on time. I'm happy with my performance today because I excelled and challenged myself. I'm in charge and I'm telling ya, " I'm full of energy ". I am so excited that today marks the beginning of a new week and I can't wait to see what I can bring to t... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/15/2015 9:44:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day without much planned. have not yet decided on what i want to do today. i am taking it easy and so is my is a sunny day here today. later on, my daughter and i will go to the local park and have fun. all the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Fibre Fit Challenge

    11/15/2015 5:54:09 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today's task is to get insoluble fibre into the diet. I'm already getting a bit bored with the idea of tracking and measuring stuff, but I know I get a good mixture of soluble and insoluble fibre into my diet already. Insoluble is all the skins and hard coating on things - the stuff you can't dig... Read more

  • Not a bad job, if I do say so myself

    11/14/2015 10:14:59 PM, by MINATHERED

    I ate all three meals and a snack at restaurants due to plans with friends. I did pretty well, only about 400 calories over budget. This is not counting the walking around I did or the short workout I did this morning. I can't help comparing my food choices today with what I would have done this t... Read more

  • 10K again

    11/14/2015 8:47:38 PM, by KEL_BEL_FX3

    Not what I set out to do when I went out to work out this afternoon. I planned on doing just a 5 mile walk, but I was feeling good so I gave some running a try. was running with the best pace I've had in a few weeks. Ended up with almost the same time I did last time I did a 10K. Runkeeper was a... Read more

  • What is wrong with me? (Warning -- venting)

    11/14/2015 12:28:40 PM, by WINACHST

    Ugh!! I cannot stand my eating choices, yet I keep making the same bad choices over and over. I need to stop eating so much candy. There I made my declaration. Now, that I ate all the candy that was in the house, I have a clean slate. It is almost embarrassing when my grandson brings me the em... Read more

  • Fibre Fit Challenge

    11/14/2015 11:55:51 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Well today's challenge was supposed to be to get 15g of fibre into your breakfast. Unless I can buy raspberries, my breakfast is about 12g when I really try: Museli - one cup Apple 15g flax seeds 4 Brazil nuts soya milk However, today is an S day for me as I'm on the No S diet (?... Read more

  • Team Inspired Thoughts

    11/14/2015 10:32:14 AM, by MIRAGE727

    Today, in forums, I read various scenarios of life, reminding me of how I've changed on the journey. I still have so much to learn but I feel I've grown in a better light. In anticipation of an upcoming event which has been a part of my life over the last 38 years I've taken the liberty of pro... Read more

  • Made It To 13,036 Steps, Feels Good ( 5+ miles )

    11/14/2015 3:05:01 AM, by SHANTRA7

    Attempting to build my daily step goal to 15,000 per day but I need to do it gradually. I'm not rushing. My knee is being monitored by me , so far so good. This way it should be easy for me to maintain.... Read more

  • Got What I Worked For - 10,000 Steps Before Noon ( 11:22 a.m.)

    11/13/2015 2:29:34 PM, by SHANTRA7

    Well, it's been good but it can be better. I need to step up my fitness game to attain 15,000 steps everyday. I desire to become a runner and I will 1 day, a runner that only runs with no walking. I will get there because of all the little small steps. I have my portions under control, snack on heal... Read more

  • feeling so much better today

    11/13/2015 2:23:43 PM, by KEL_BEL_FX3

    Guess I just needed an easy day bc today I feel awesome! I've broken up my workout over the day but I feel like I could just keep going and going and going. Now I know next time I'm feeling that way that it's time for a real rest day not just an easier day.... Read more

  • Fibre Fit Challenge

    11/13/2015 2:18:26 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I was wrong about fruit - they DO have significant amount of fibre - hooray! Day 3 was to consider my snacking foods. Well, since doing No S diet, I don't snack! I might have a treat or two at the weekend, but I only have three meals a day now. So - this didn't apply to me. But I did the q... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/13/2015 2:18:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool and windy day here today. i made sure that my daughter was dressed warmly enough for school. the assembly at her school was short and sweet. now another week is coming to a close. i got to see an advance screening of the movie meet the coopers and i really enjoyed it. i enter draws to wi... Read more

  • Calf Injury? Quite House.....

    11/13/2015 2:15:15 PM, by LDYHAZ

    My daughter and grandchildren have left and once again the house is quite. I enjoy company but it is also nice when they go home. I pray for their safety and hope all their dreams come true. We had a small blizzard while they where here. Was the perfect time to enjoy each other and play ... Read more

  • Fell off track already, but learning to get back up

    11/12/2015 10:09:05 PM, by COXBETH

    I can't believe I somehow got a "featured" blog post!! The support was amazing; what an outstanding "welcome back" to weightloss! I had some good and bad times over the last week. I had an emotional blow and then it was that time of the month and I ended up having some obligations in my schedul... Read more

  • Fibre Fit Challenge

    11/12/2015 6:09:26 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Day 2 I have managed to hit the goal of 25-35g of fibre. I clocked up 34g today. Because I am doing this challenge it made me think more about my choices today. At lunch time I took a big container of raw cauliflower to dip into a homemade satay sauce (peanut butter, chilli, soya sa... Read more

  • feeling tired and blah today

    11/12/2015 2:23:47 PM, by KEL_BEL_FX3

    Not sure what it is, if it's because I didn't get up and work out first thing this morning like I usually do, or that I've been working so hard all month (over 60 miles of walking and running so far) or what exactly but I'm just really tired today. Feeling really blah and like i need a nap. I did ... Read more

  • Wanted 10,000 Steps Before 10:00 a.m. & I Accumulated 11,032 Steps (9:50 a.m )

    11/12/2015 12:55:41 PM, by SHANTRA7

    I'm really glad to begin my day with this amount of steps, it makes obtaining the remaining 5,000 steps very easy and doable. I'm really full of energy today because I still have 2 tasks that requires walking so I'm expecting to reach my daily step goal by 1:00 p.m. I've been in control of my snacki... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/12/2015 10:23:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and rainy day here today. that is alright with me and my daughter. she already has a list written up for what she would like to have for christmas this year. as for me, i am still job searching actively and working on my courses. i take it day to day and try to not let any non replies back fo... Read more

  • Another year gone by

    11/12/2015 10:07:20 AM, by 1HOTFUDGEMAMA

    I felt like I was stuck in a rut as far weight loss. Upside: I maintained. Yes there were ups, but just as many downs. My body gravitated to 138 and up. I hv to mentally reign it in to get to 136. There is deprivation. Of all the carby, sugary, refined, fatty things I still crave. I haven't embraced... Read more

  • Daughter and Grandchildrens Visit

    11/12/2015 8:09:25 AM, by LDYHAZ

    It's early morning and latter my daughter and grandchildren will be driving off into the the unknown area of Missouri. Thats where the father of my grandchildren live. I pray for her safety and that god leads them where they need to go. It has been a wonderful couple of days with my daughter and ... Read more

  • Ummm....Chillaxin' !

    11/12/2015 2:15:02 AM, by SHANTRA7

    Getting ready. It's coming.... Read more

  • Same Song, Ready for Some Normalcy

    11/11/2015 7:24:42 PM, by BMCC488

    It's probably been the longest where I haven't checked in without being on vacation, and even then I think I checked in more often. I'm still seriously battling the anxiety. It's taking a lot out of me to fight it. The dog is doing A TON better. Her injury (or whatever you want to call it) that... Read more

  • Fibre Fit Challenge

    11/11/2015 3:57:32 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Day 1 - Track your food and aim for 25-35g of fibre I'm not a fan of the nutrition tracker; firstly it's only a rough guide - who measures cucumber by the cupful? or what's a 'serving' - to track it accurately you have to weigh and measure everything, and I'm not doing that! But, I went over t... Read more

  • A sad story of remembrance

    11/11/2015 10:59:40 AM, by MINNIEUK

    Today is a day for remembrance. Researching my family history has revealed many sad tales of families devastated by the effects of war. One such story concerns a distant cousin on my mother's side of the family. When Herbert went to fight in WWII he left behind a wife and 3 young children... Read more

  • Nov 11th: Study Room Spring Cleaning

    11/11/2015 10:29:18 AM, by FATHINSN

    Well, not sure why we in tropic area adopted the term "Spring Cleaning" as we don't have those 4 seasons. Maybe the word Spring doesn't referring to the season but the freling of excitement of overhaul clean out places that needed to be done ages ago LOL Anyhow, my mother asked me to help her after... Read more

  • Only Yielded 3 Miles Today....It's All Good !

    11/11/2015 1:46:24 AM, by SHANTRA7

    I had a busy work assignment today that took most of my day but it was worth it. I only yielded 3 miles and I'm actually good with that. My calories was well below my low end so I'm really happy with that. Well, that's all for now.... Read more

  • Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    11/10/2015 1:40:05 PM, by EVRLNGFOO

    yup, I'm guilty of the old Einstein quote. Every week I say I'm going to start over. Then every week I eat the same junk food, drink too much beer, quit tracking, workout far less that I need to - if at all. and every week I'm so disappointed when I don't lose weight. basically I'm wasting time and ... Read more

  • had one of those moments this morning

    11/10/2015 1:37:43 PM, by KEL_BEL_FX3

    So a month ago my aunt cleaned out her closet and gave me a ton of clothes. She does this every year or two and my wardrobe swells, well as long as I've been consistent with my food and fitness. Last time not so much, like really not so much. This time however I ended up with so much I didn't ne... Read more

  • #21DayThanksGivingBinge- Health

    11/10/2015 12:30:33 PM, by RDARLING

    I am on day 2 of a 21 day Thanksgiving Binge and today's topic was health. Teresa Lewis the host of the online event says, "Health is a gift we often take for granted. Treat your body well today and appreciate the gift of health." She encouraged us to take at least 2 minutes to journal about how y... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/10/2015 11:35:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cloudy day here today. my daughter tried out for and got on her school's volleyball team. for now, the school is just playing with different grades. then they will eventually go on to play other schools. she is also in the choir and has been rehearsing at school for the assemble tomorrow. i... Read more

  • My hair!!!

    11/10/2015 11:30:15 AM, by ELLAGURU518

    I have been shedding inordinate amounts of hair lately. After looking it up, I see that some hair loss in common when on a restricted calorie diet. I feel like I'm losing a lot, though, and it really bugs me. I'm not quite sure what to do about it. I've been trying to grow my hair out. Should I hold... Read more

  • Nov 10th: New Weight Management Programme

    11/10/2015 9:57:14 AM, by FATHINSN

    It's called ageloc TR90, a 90 days/3 months program. The gist of what I understood is the program will reboot the body to peak condition. Even after the end of the program, the body will not bounce back to the "before" condition or getting in even worse shape. I can't claim anything yet about th... Read more

  • Family ??? Sometimes oversteps.....

    11/10/2015 4:04:51 AM, by SHANTRA7

    I am too through with family expecting so much of you especially more than you're willing to give sometimes & how do you say no . I don't want a 30-year old man living with us. He is my brother-in-law and I'm not happy about being asked . Our space is limited but yet and still he asked anyway but if... Read more

  • Prayers Are Answered!! And How!! WOW

    11/9/2015 11:24:21 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Real rough week with the daughter issues. I had not heard from her for over 6 days she had closed herself off completely. Major crisis and DH and I had to stick with our boundaries. It was very hard for us all. A lot of tears worries anger...heck you name it and I probably felt it this week. I hav... Read more

  • My poor abs!

    11/9/2015 11:12:58 PM, by MINATHERED

    I did something new today - I did sit ups and leg lifts while sitting on an exercise ball. After I got over my terror of either having it pop under me or falling off it, I got a great workout! Which means my abs are killing me! It doesn't help that I ended my session with 60 non-consecutive secon... Read more

  • The Positive side of My Husband's Cold

    11/9/2015 5:52:45 PM, by DDHEART

    My husband finally admitted the other day that the allergies he was complaining about might be a cold I had suggested this possibility days ago but my husband hates being sick and generally doesn't believe he is until there is no more denying. So he's got a cold. That's not the positive. He'... Read more