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  • Tuesday

    5/2/2016 11:16:20 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and sending light love joy happiness look for loe in everything hugs... Read more

  • Lincoln Half Marathon 2016 My Race

    5/2/2016 10:42:18 PM, by LDYHAZ

    I could just sum up the whole experience with WOW followed by Ouch! That does cover a lot of ground so I will break it down some. On Saturday Dale, His daughter and I showed up for packet pick up. That's when I spotted ONEKIDSMOM and HOT4FITNESS . It was perfect timing. Can't help it I am a ... Read more

  • View from my Walk, Monday, May 2nd

    5/2/2016 9:23:50 PM, by YOCREO130

    Focused my morning walk on tree gazing, as there are many beautiful ones everywhere you look. The rest of the steps were collected indoors, mainly due to feeling under the weather and the rain. Was still able to meet my step goal!... Read more

  • Goody Two Shoes!

    5/2/2016 4:21:59 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Some of you may have noticed shoes have been a bit of a theme for me recently - with two shoe-loves taking hold! Here's a reminder! Oh, they are so cuuuuuute! However, I can't afford either of them at the moment. I have a great pair of boots that I bought many years' ago - maybe... Read more

  • New Goals

    5/2/2016 4:00:50 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So it's Bright Monday. Pascha (Easter Orthodox Easter) was yesterday, and it was wonderful and exciting. But my weight has not been so great. I fluctuated all during Lent, even though I was making an effort to eat less and stay within my calorie range daily. One week I lost 3.5 pounds, and... Read more

  • No Crazy Promises. Just Forward Progress.

    5/2/2016 11:13:26 AM, by MUFFIY831

    How many times have I done this? The mea culpa blog entry. I've gained weight, but this time I mean it! I'm going to exercise 97 times per week and only eat kale and tofu! And I do. For like 2 weeks. And then things go back to normal. This time, no crazy promises to myself. I got back fr... Read more

  • Day 1 Mission to lose 10 Pounds

    5/1/2016 10:51:37 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    Day 1 of May. I set some goals yesterday with the aim to lose 10 pounds this month (I've lost 33 since Jan 1). Off to a good start... Goal: Eat on the low end of my ranges 5 days out of every 7 Ate at the low end of my ranges even though the hubby treated me to lunch today. We split ... Read more

  • a new month

    5/1/2016 6:29:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has begun! let's see what it brings! i am all set for it and so is my daughter. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • May 1st. Day 1 of the 30 day Challenge

    5/1/2016 4:59:49 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Weight 288.5 Breakfast. 2 slices light whole wheat bread 1/2 avocado Lunch 2 c spinach 1/2 lemon. 1 pear 2 celery stalks and a peeled cucumber blended... Read more

  • May Day

    5/1/2016 2:17:01 PM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    Soooooo, didn't do so well in April. Let's just say, I was taking a break. I cheated on myself during the break, because it is cheating unless you explicitly tell yourself you're on a break. You may now call me Ross. My favorite quote at present is: "A goal without a plan is just a wish." ... Read more

  • Race Results and random thoughts

    5/1/2016 9:49:32 AM, by WINACHST

    10k--> 1:09:14 I came in about 1 minute faster than my goal time. AND I was less than 2 minutes behind my granddaughter. It was a great run! I did a 4:1 run/walk and only a couple of times I had to cut the run time short. I had been practicing my pace on the treadmill while watching a vid... Read more

  • This week's check in

    5/1/2016 8:21:43 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Good morning! Trying to enter my first blog post from my phone/the app. (I'm even using the microphone feature!) After the scale being stuck and wiggling back-and-forth for several days, I was down a pound yesterday. I'm pleased with that. The reality of a slower rate of loss is now here. On my f... Read more

  • Midnight Mellowing

    5/1/2016 3:46:45 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    1st May, and, true to my usual style, I decided on a theme for the month ahead: I am going to stop stressing about things and practise being more mellow. I even found a helpful guide on wiki-how! www.wikihow.com/Be-Mellow Well, my first few hours of May were spent lying in bed - wide awak... Read more

  • View from my Walk, Sat., Apr. 30th

    4/30/2016 11:19:06 PM, by YOCREO130

    Milford Audobon and Silver Sands brought my hubby and I many beautiful sights, the purple martin, and a mini-rainbow, for example. Grand total steps 9, 832!... Read more

  • Successful 12.6 Mile Training Walk

    4/30/2016 10:40:59 PM, by BMCC488

    Well, so much for the rain not starting until 11am lol. It started 9:10am, almost exactly halfway through my walk. It wasn't bad for most of it although I was slowly getting soaked. I was too determined to finish my route. I did get up and get the KT tape on (kinesio tape), and so far it SEEMS ... Read more

  • Home gym additions and May goals

    4/30/2016 8:28:19 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    As many of you know, I have been pining for a treadmill for a while now, at least since my inaugural run on a hotel machine last month, but Tuesday's sweltering run was the thing that did it. I want to be able to get in my training no matter the weather or time of day. So we scoured Craigslist and... Read more

  • a windy day

    4/30/2016 5:04:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    it's hard to believe another month is coming to a close. sometimes it feels like the month only began the other day. a day of rest and reflection for me today. my daughter is off playing with one of her friends from school. so i get some unexpected down time today. i will use it to reflect on april ... Read more

  • may goals

    4/30/2016 2:25:26 PM, by EVRLNGFOO

    april was pretty successful. especially compared to the previous months. I felt like I gained some control. I did my 10 pounds in 10 days challenge and the biggest thing I got from it was a sense of self control. I want to focus on that in may. the challenge had 10 things to do for 10 days and I did... Read more

  • We are in the Big City! Lincoln NE!

    4/30/2016 8:39:34 AM, by LDYHAZ

    I was amazed that some how I was able to get in over 8000 steps by taking a car ride. We did get out a couple of times. DH is pretty much a point A to Point B person. I did get him to explore a new visitor center that was featured around " Sandhill Crane Migration". That was just a chance encoun... Read more

  • My body will never be what I want it to be

    4/30/2016 7:10:49 AM, by MINATHERED

    One of the things that is hard to wrap my head around is that all the work I'm doing, all the exercise and the eating changes and water drinking, is that none of it can get me where I want to be. I'm never going to have the body of someone who was never fat. Even if I get the surgery for loose ski... Read more

  • busy schedule and taking care of self

    4/30/2016 6:36:23 AM, by GRANDEFILLE

    I haven't written any blogs since March 8th. I was busy. My work schedule went crazy and I was going to the U every Saturday for my math class. I lost focus on me and that is bad. I got so tired I was eating the house and the neighbourg's house each time I could. Couldn't stop myself. I was ge... Read more

  • Before the race

    4/30/2016 6:18:50 AM, by WINACHST

    Race starts in 3 1/2 hours and I am having my coffee. I cannot start my day without coffee. I had a restless night and woke up before the alarm. The good news is that the weather is going to be great for running. Last night we went to pick up our packets, but on the way, we picked up my 6 year... Read more

  • April Adventures -Day #29!

    4/29/2016 10:21:48 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Day 29 and going strong! Had a great night celebrating my best friend's 30th birthday last night! It was a little tough not drinking at the bar with everyone - but I just couldn't let myself screw everything up this close to the end! Which got me thinking about not screwing up my progress in May. I ... Read more

  • View from my Walk, Fri.,April 29th

    4/29/2016 9:34:35 PM, by YOCREO130

    Sherwood Island State Park brought most of the 7,500 step goal completed today. Though windy, the view was beautiful. And even included a wild turkey.... Read more

  • Last Training Before Race Tomorrow

    4/29/2016 9:29:40 PM, by BMCC488

    Having the morning off yesterday did me a world of good. My brother did take the boys out for a little while which was nice and peaceful. I was feeling pretty exhausted and wanted to sleep forever. I finally fell back asleep and my mom woke me up, needing help because she was in pain and needed me t... Read more

  • Exhausted

    4/29/2016 4:30:55 PM, by JUSTME777

    The kids are testing my patience today. Little do they know I have none! I'm exhausted but all I want to do is put my headphones on, crank up the music until the rest of the world is silent and push myself to my breaking point... or a hot bath and a nap, that sounds kinda nice too. While the k... Read more

  • One Week Ago Today

    4/29/2016 11:25:27 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Well, it is official. I have accomplished one week of morning walks with my walking partner as of today. We started last Friday and we have walked 4 days since then including today. It is not long and it is not fast, but I am moving. It really helps to know that someone is expecting me to show u... Read more

  • Choose Joy

    4/29/2016 8:29:38 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today's writing in the Simple Abundance book is about 'allure' = charming & mysteriously attractive - defined by an intangible sense of being confident, assured, serene, capable......... and summed up as being spiritually attuned (a bit like yesterday's one about being tuned in to our intuitio... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/29/2016 8:23:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close soon. another month is almost done,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying a much needed day off from running errands. i am continuing with my spring cleaning efforts. that is something which i need to get done so i can have even mo... Read more

  • Progress

    4/29/2016 5:09:02 AM, by RUSTY720108

    So i am still on the clean eating plan well into the 4th week and a few victories to celebrate. with the eating, I am past the always feeling hungry stage and I'm really starting to enjoy the food i am eating. My sins in the past week are 2 slices of wholemeal bread toasted, 1 small baked potato and... Read more

  • Feeling so much better!

    4/28/2016 10:12:29 PM, by VOLLEYSOFT

    There I was...living life from the couch. Oh, I'd go out, I coach volleyball, so there's that, I have church, own a cleaning business.....I made all of that happen, but, when I came home...life was lived on my reclining leather furniture. I wanted to lose weight, but I had no energy. I felt lazy, I ... Read more

  • View from my Walk, Thurs., Apr. 28th

    4/28/2016 8:24:31 PM, by YOCREO130

    Walked to Wooster Park today from home, exceeding the 7,500 step goal. I always try to add a challenge. This time it was crossing the stream at the end of the trail. One foot wet from finding it challenging to balance on the rocks, but I did it!... Read more

  • View from my Walks, Apr. 23rd-27th

    4/28/2016 8:14:59 PM, by YOCREO130

    Short Beach brings one sights of low flying planes. The flowers are from collected walks in the neighborhood, as well as the sunset. Met my step goal each of these days!... Read more

  • Shameless Brag (I'm sorry)

    4/28/2016 5:33:24 PM, by JUSTME777

    I am officially BELOW my pre-pregnancy weight!! When I got pregnant with my second kid, I gained 44 pounds. Tomorrow will be that kids 4 month birthday and I'm down 47 pounds!! I haven't been this weight in several years, possibly a decade. The other day I also realized WHEN I hit my goal weight I w... Read more

  • Follow along

    4/28/2016 4:49:19 PM, by LDYHAZ

    If anyone wants to follow allong while I run this half marathon there is tracking. Race will start 7-8am on Sunday May 1st. Real early for you west coast folks. Just put my bib or name in. Thanks for reminding me Donna :) http://www.mtecresults.com/ look for Lincoln NE half marathon... Read more

  • April Adventures -Day #28!

    4/28/2016 4:48:29 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Day 28 - and Bestie's 30th Birthday Party tonight! I hope she's as excited to get the signed Felicia Day biography as I am to give it to her! She has expressed how much she likes her - so I think she will! I'll be sure to share pics tomorrow of the birthday bash tonight! Since we have a busy e... Read more

  • Gosh! April is almost all used up!

    4/28/2016 4:24:41 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I've enjoyed working through the Simple Abundance book during April - and its focus on the senses has been wonderfully enriching. I'm still reading my way through The Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman - and have reserved another non-fiction book by her from the local library. ... Read more

  • Week 9 / End of April Report

    4/28/2016 3:08:13 PM, by P42016

    Down 1.8 this morning. Total loss for April: 2.2 Total loss for 9 weeks: 16.4 April was tough from a scale point of view. Small loss, big gain, big loss, small gain, normal loss. I don't have a set number goal for each month, but if I did it would be bigger than 2.2. However, If I... Read more

  • Taper week, emotional and way too much time on my hands..

    4/28/2016 1:45:05 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Looking back. Last May I RAN my first ever 5K from start to finish. I cried. I started running more. My next goal was a 10K in August during fair. I trained hard and with purpose. I ran that 10K and came in dead last. There was only about 9 of us running. Still I finished and got first in my ... Read more

  • a sunny day

    4/28/2016 1:42:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Lots of Things Going on Again

    4/27/2016 10:29:45 PM, by BMCC488

    Having the boys three day shifts in a row is exhausting. I didn't get a true night off on Sunday night either since I needed to get up so early on Monday. Since my brother didn't work during the day last week, I invited my niece to come over today to help. Well, that was good but also chaotic. I had... Read more

  • April Adventures -Day #27!

    4/27/2016 9:22:10 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's really starting to become real - that I'm almost done with my month of awesome! What seemed like such a long time has flown by and has been proven to be a lot more pleasant than "self induced torture" as one of my best friends called it! I'm really starting to think about what I may contin... Read more

  • Been awhile

    4/27/2016 7:41:12 PM, by WINACHST

    Wow! It has been quite some time since I logged onto Spark People. We no longer have internet service where we live, so my access is very limited. How have things been for me? Well, I have lost a couple of pounds and hopefully, they will stay lost. I have been training with my 14 year old... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/27/2016 4:00:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,sunny day here today. i just found that my parents will be moving in the next few months, closer to the biggest city in the province of canada where i live,ontario. that means i need to get to their place and go through what i still have there as soon as i can. i am also going through st... Read more

  • Wherever I can find it

    4/27/2016 1:43:41 PM, by IAMBRE

    Wanting to lose a little weight for an upcoming vacation brought me back here. Kind of lame but let's see where this latest attempt will lead me. I'll take it wherever I can find it - motivation.... Read more

  • Wild garlic

    4/27/2016 12:08:08 PM, by MINNIEUK

    I smiled to see these little flowers on my walk this morning. I never used to be fond of the scent of wild garlic. In Spring and Summer it grows abundantly along the riverside on my favourite morning walking route. I would always hurry past, turning my head away trying not to inhale the pungen... Read more

  • The road to a marathon

    4/27/2016 9:55:37 AM, by MINATHERED

    I decided that I want to complete a marathon. Maybe just one - it doesn't have to be an obsession or anything. It's become a "bucket list" item. I just wasn't sure how or when or where. Well, I was looking at races online this morning and I realized that the same race that was my first 5K also h... Read more

  • A good article

    4/26/2016 11:41:00 PM, by JNICKEL2004

    http://www.aworkoutroutine.com
    /starvation-mode/ Check.it out... Read more

  • April Adventures -Day #26!

    4/26/2016 11:39:52 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Day 26! AKA - the day I met Felicia Day!!! That's right - I spent 4 hours in a book store waiting for my tiny window of time to meet an amazing actress, writer and business woman. I'd love to tell you that it was kismet - that Felicia and I were meant to be best friends and that 15 seconds lau... Read more

  • a cooler day

    4/26/2016 6:32:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off raining here and cool. now the sun is shining brightly and it is still cool outside. that is okay with me and my daughter. all the birds say cheep,cheep! i get to hear quite a few different birds chirping outside these days, including robins and cardinals. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • DNF (Did Not Finish)

    4/26/2016 3:19:10 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    Running in the park and off road for the past few weeks has really spoiled me. Since I have to work late tonight, I decided to knock out my run during lunch. Same run/walk segments I did on the trail on Sunday. No problem. Right? Ha! First off, my thermometer warned the temperature was 90 ... Read more

  • Not letting it control my life anymore

    4/26/2016 1:47:42 PM, by MJWITHTWINS

    I just stress ate my entire day's worth of calories in one gross and unhealthy meal. I decided I was done! I'm sitting at my desk feeling gross. I'm too full and have. Bad taste in my mouth and I just feel gross. So I picked up my phone and decided it was time to stop letting my unhealthy life... Read more

  • STAY STRONG

    4/26/2016 9:43:10 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    My message for the week is just to continue to STAY STRONG! Adversity comes in many forms. Lots of work goes in to sabotaging your best efforts. Some come form society and some of it comes from yourself. Just continue on. STAY STRONG! I have not been blogging for a couple of weeks. My hubs has be... Read more

  • I've done the impossible and it's made me mighty!

    4/26/2016 9:39:53 AM, by MINATHERED

    Today I rode my bike about three miles each way to go vote. It took me an hour of biking/walking (those doggone hills get me every time). It was raining - my weather app lied to me and said it wasn't supposed to rain until 9 or 10, but I got drenched at about 8:30! I forgot my Fitbit at hom... Read more

  • Forget and not slow down

    4/26/2016 1:00:47 AM, by LEST0044

    My mantra of late has been the song by Relient K and also an album title "Forget and Not Slow Down" and this week especially I've needed the reminder that I often get so caught up in the details that I have trouble moving forward. I need to get my rides in, my runs in, my chores in, keep up with my ... Read more

  • Measurements and BP

    4/26/2016 12:36:39 AM, by LIGHTKEEPER77

    I did my measurements today. Not much has changed since March 15th, which is more than a month ago. I did lose half an inch in my thighs. Not bad since I actually weigh a few pounds more than I did then. I have not been feeling well. I have been extremely fatigued and having heart palpitations.... Read more

  • Evaluating Soreness after Training Walk

    4/25/2016 10:37:22 PM, by BMCC488

    I'm going to try to keep this short tonight. I didn't get a lot of sleep last night and then had the boys from 7-5:30 today. I spent a majority of the day cleaning and going through all the stuff beside my bed/nightstand, on and in my dresser and two other separate drawer table things, etc. It was e... Read more

  • April Adventures -Day #25!

    4/25/2016 9:17:12 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    25 Days. WOW! And I haven't missed a day of all of my water, workouts, cleaning, sobriety and snooze button hits! While some days are harder than others for different reasons, overall this experience has been great thus far and not nearly as hard as I thought it would be! One of my other goals ... Read more

  • Spartan Super 2016

    4/25/2016 8:04:02 PM, by TXHRT4U

    SPARTAN SUPER CONQUERED! I knew this one was going to be a difficult one for me. Especially the distance aspect of it. After conquering the BattleFrog the weekend before this race, I stayed on track with my P90X routine the 4 days of the week. Ending with YogaX on Thursday. Didn't do any run... Read more

  • Keep running

    4/25/2016 5:43:44 PM, by JNICKEL2004

    Two miles today.. Didnt push myself at all but still completed it. I guess I need to get better sleep so I can push myself more.... Read more

  • Day 12..the struggle is real folks

    4/25/2016 2:04:14 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    So today is day twelve. I'm counting calories again. Thats what I do. I know that when I eat on the lower end I lose faster, but on the down side I'm starving!!! Well I guess I'm over exaggerating, many people eat 1200 calories a day. Spark says I can have 1500-1700 and stil lose 2 poun... Read more

  • Hyner

    4/25/2016 1:17:35 PM, by PSYCHOTAZ

    Despite having shingles, I started the Hyner Challenge. I had gone back and forth at least 20 times before the race deciding if I was even going to start. I knew there was no way I could do the whole 17 miles. But I towed the line like everyone else who had paid to take on this challenge. E... Read more

  • a rainy day

    4/25/2016 11:58:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is also a cooler day here today. that is okay with me. i feel that i did well on the job interview today. i will relax for the rest of the day. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • When will I learn?!

    4/25/2016 11:49:06 AM, by 1HOTFUDGEMAMA

    When will I learn that's it's 80-90% diet? I workout but then eat uncontrollably. I'm hoping that the more I stick to a workout routine the more I'll eat sensibly. I can't cut out the refined carbs. I can't seem to be able to eat more fruit. Veggies I'm good with. And protein, ugh. I hate protein. C... Read more

  • An Apology to Myself

    4/25/2016 9:49:13 AM, by ASHLEYLQ

    First, I'm sorry that I let you gain all the weight you worked so hard to lose back. I'm also sorry for beating you up emotionally about gaining the weight back. That definitely didn't help the situation. In fact, it made you feel worse. I'm sorry for making you feel inadequate. Like you... Read more

  • Week 17: 4/11-4/17

    4/25/2016 5:37:01 AM, by SPARKY070476

    I've got to be honest. I'm getting way too liberal with the food choices that I'm making. Last week Wednesday was my 15th wedding anniversary and I went overboard. I bought a cute little almond cake for my family to celebrate and ended up having 3 pieces of it over the course of 2 days. Then cam... Read more

  • The Confidence Boosting 8-Miler!

    4/25/2016 2:50:08 AM, by BMCC488

    Sunday morning, I woke up to my alarm at 5:30am, got up and had a good fuel breakfast full of healthy slow-burning carbs and protein. Then the boys woke up and came out to get a snack and use the bathroom and whatnot. That was around six-ish. I started to get tired and wanted to lay back down. I had... Read more

  • April Adventures -Day #24!

    4/24/2016 8:59:31 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    What a gorgeous Sunday! Spent it with family plus hundreds of people! DH's family owns a local deli. It sits on the local square. Our family is…charismatic to say the least! Many people know their restaurant not only because of the good food, but colorful people who work there. Each spr... Read more

  • Weekly Plan - April 25-May 1, 2015 - Maybe this week I'll get flowers...

    4/24/2016 6:41:25 PM, by NANCY-GIRL

    I haven't been doing very well w/ updating the menu plan each day w/ my progress & successes. That's what happens when you go off the charts on Monday. I can't remember why I went off the charts Monday last week, but I did. I know I went on 4 walks at work (I took Friday off), and was on & off th... Read more

  • This is the start of a beautiful friendship!

    4/24/2016 5:25:40 PM, by MINATHERED

    My husband bought a Fitbit Charge HR for me yesterday. Already I'm in love! It is a little hard to get used to wearing it. I haven't had a watch in years because of my phone and because they'd just die on me a few days after I put them on. I'm hoping since that doesn't happen to my phone the electro... Read more

  • Getting back to it

    4/24/2016 4:26:42 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    I took 'off' exactly 4 days. 4 days of not exercising, not tracking, not denying myself the cupcake or the second drink. Not long enough to ruin my progress, not even long enough to gain a single pound, just long enough to slow my momentum. So that the first day back, just logging seemed a huge a... Read more

  • 1/2 My Food

    4/24/2016 12:44:39 PM, by LAURELJ72

    I've been tracking my food for a little while now and I can see why I'm over twice the size my body should be. I'm ingesting over double the calories I should be taking in. DOUBLE. Yet I don't eat that much in the volume sense. I just eat all the calorie-dense foods, sugars, sodas, and chocolate ... Read more

  • a new day

    4/24/2016 11:03:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow morning for a steady job! woo hoo! so today i am taking it easy and making sure i have what i want to wear,bring ready. my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Carnism v. Veganism

    4/24/2016 11:03:05 AM, by LAURELJ72

    I recently watched a video on Facebook a friend shared regarding treatment of animals and how we're conditioned to be okay with eating animals. I have never been into vegetables and I have never thought it possible to cut out animal products from my diet. I mean, sure, I could possibly stop eating m... Read more

  • Day 9, 10, and 11

    4/24/2016 6:55:51 AM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    So the last few days have been ok. Well not really. Friday was a fun day but at the same time a depressing one. I'm one of these types that if I screw up early in the day, I eat all day long. I know, I know. Well I went to bingo Friday night with my sister and it was at a school. Of course i... Read more

  • Variety is the spice of life!

    4/24/2016 5:26:32 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today's writing in the Simple Abundance book is about 'taste' - both the sense & also the appreciation for things that bring harmony & joy. I am currently reading the section on taste in The Natural History of the Senses - so right in rhythm with today's writing from Sarah Ban Breathnach. ... Read more

  • Planning Ahead and Training

    4/24/2016 12:22:58 AM, by BMCC488

    Yesterday evening was a bit stressful and frustrating, in two different ways. First my mom and I got into it over something but I don't want to get into it now and then my brother opened a letter from his lawyer. The boys' mother is claiming that she missed a visitation while he was in California, B... Read more

  • Mr B's First Weigh In

    4/23/2016 11:57:12 PM, by LIGHTKEEPER77

    Weight: 12.2 lbs I decided to officially put Mr B on a diet today. I've been talking about it for a long time. He's been overweight for a while. I've really seen it take a toll this last year with his mobility. He isn't as quick about getting up and down the stairs and asks to be picked u... Read more

  • April Adventures -Day #23!

    4/23/2016 9:31:56 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    My apologies to my loyal readers - all 5 to 10s of you! I didn't blog yesterday. And it wasn't some catastrophic event - I just didn't. I was busy doing life, and sometimes that happens. But don't worry, that doesn't mean I strayed from my goals. I worked out by bike commuting to work, I cleane... Read more

  • Virtual Runs - Motivational or Dangerous?

    4/23/2016 1:40:44 PM, by LAURELJ72

    Have y'all seen the latest craze of doing virtual runs? You log your miles in using your fitness device, and in exchange for sending whatever company or organization a dollar amount ($25-35), once you have met the "goal", they send you a pretty medal similar to what you'd get doing a traditional 5K/... Read more

  • Week of lessons and loss...

    4/23/2016 12:56:24 PM, by LDYHAZ

    My Monday started off with a phone call alerting me that there was going to be a funeral dinner on Friday. I am the one in charge. This was my First. My job is to call all 29 women on my list to bring in salads and cakes. I am also the one to go in early and cook large pans of potatoes and ham. ... Read more

  • Attitude

    4/23/2016 10:17:58 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    ...working hard to keep it positive. Here's why I'm struggling: I saw a new low last Sunday. Monday I was back up .6 Tues down .2 Wed up .4 Thurs down .4 Fri up 1lb! This morning down .6 MADDENING! Weigh in's are Sat, so that low on Sunday doesn't "officially" count, but I did c... Read more

  • Gifts

    4/23/2016 1:11:21 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    After my post about senses yesterday, I was bowled over when a friend asked if I wanted something from the bag of 'freebies' she'd received - there were shower gels, hand lotions, body sprays in Strawberry & Pomegranate or Coconut & Lime; I chose the coconut set. I'm off to work now, but I'm ... Read more

  • View from my Walk, Fri., Apr. 22nd

    4/22/2016 11:56:08 PM, by YOCREO130

    I walked around outside wherever my travels led, and kept on walking and reached a new total, which is a nice recovery from the last couple of days. A few of my favorite views from my walk today: Wind sculptures and an ornate fence.... Read more

  • Down ten

    4/22/2016 11:29:06 PM, by JNICKEL2004

    Ten pounds down!!!!... Read more

  • Yesterday's 25K Steps & Reflection

    4/22/2016 10:05:27 PM, by BMCC488

    All that sleeping and resting I got in on Wednesday, as well as a few hundred extra calories, I'm sure... all helped me yesterday. I felt strong and mostly energized. Before I went to bed Wednesday "evening" (aka the wee hours of Thursday morning since it was my night off), I was so restless and cou... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/22/2016 9:12:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild day again here today. then it will be cooler and more sunny over the weekend, with a chance of rain on sunday. that is fine with me and my daughter. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Morning Walks

    4/22/2016 7:27:16 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Yesterday I reached out to a friend and asked her if she would be willing to walk with me in the mornings. I told her that I am out of shape and would not be able to go far or fast, but I would like to get moving once again. She wholeheartedly agreed and we met this morning for our first walk. ... Read more

  • Come Fill Up My Senses!

    4/22/2016 3:32:08 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    At the beginning of April, I mentioned that I'd bought a book which had been recommended by Sarah BB: A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman. It is a GLORIOUS read - non-fiction exploration of, well, the history of the senses (!) and today's entry in the Simple Abundance book makes refer... Read more

  • April Adventures -Day #21!

    4/21/2016 10:28:15 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Great day 21! Except my stupid Fitbit died without warning! There goes the workweek challenge I was in! Not that I was going to win but still! Normal day here at work. Nothing special, which to me usually means good things. The bosses (who are married) are both out tomorrow - they are going on ... Read more

  • View from my Walk, Thurs.,April 21st

    4/21/2016 10:04:59 PM, by YOCREO130

    Silver Sands again, but today brought sights of flying kites. Only 5,900 steps of my 7,500 daily goal.... Read more

  • The bad with the good

    4/21/2016 6:21:15 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    Well, this week has been the worst week all year for diet and exercise. I have not been able to fit in a workout since Sunday's run. When I say I have not had time for it, it is not an exaggeration. While I was really looking forward to running on the treadmill at my hotel's 24-hour gym, alas I wa... Read more

  • Day 8. Oops my mistake

    4/21/2016 5:08:45 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    For real tho, it's been a good day. Feeling the bloat from my lady friend, but I know if I keep my calories down it will pay off in a few days. Hope you all are doing fabulous!!!... Read more

  • Back to Pre-Pregnancy Weight!!

    4/21/2016 4:34:17 PM, by JUSTME777

    I ate horrible last weekend and I haven't been exercising as much as I would have liked this week. Then I got my weekly Fitbit email that said I consumed over 5,000 calories more than I burned last week!! Wait, what?!?! I keep a pretty darn close eye on that every day. I was expecting to hold the sa... Read more

  • mmm........ that smells lovely!

    4/21/2016 2:10:27 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Twice a week, an aromatherapist comes to work with one of the people I support (at work). Her arrival is heralded by a wonderful smell ........... and we all get the benefit of the aromas wafting around when she visits! We all make (nice) jokes about her staying and giving us all massages! (I wis... Read more

  • Week 8 Report

    4/21/2016 9:58:29 AM, by P42016

    What the scale says: +0.4 Other updates: C25K: I'm on my 2nd week of week 1 of the program. 22/8 walking/running. I have one more workout to go before moving on to week 2 which is 21/9 and the running intervals are 1 1/2 minutes as opposed to 1 minute for week 1. I am already seein... Read more

  • Getting Back to the Basics

    4/21/2016 9:34:49 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Yesterday I went grocery shopping with one thing in mind. I wanted to put healthy items in my food cart and make sure that I would have good choices available in my home. I am pleased with the choices that I made. Today it is simply about getting back to the basics. Get a good night's sleep. Ea... Read more

  • View from my Walk, Wed., April 20th

    4/21/2016 7:36:44 AM, by YOCREO130

    I missed the mark yesterday on my daily 7,500 step goal by about 400 steps. Instead of beating myself up about it, I will make up those steps today.... Read more

  • Fightin' the self-doubt blues

    4/20/2016 10:52:04 PM, by NATUREGIRL71

    Haven't had a squeak of time in my schedule for proper exercise this week. Lack of sleep. Running on empty. I think mainly it's the end-of-year academic blues that have worn me to a nub, sprinkled with a hefty dose of feeling sorry for myself that I can't seem to drop any weight. Deep down I k... Read more

  • April Adventures -Day #20!

    4/20/2016 9:58:00 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Twenty days in. And honestly, it seems like I just started yesterday. Some things continue to be a little bit of a struggle, but change always is. About twice a week I really don't want to pop out of bed at the alarm, but I do. About once a week I think it would just be easier to use my restaurant n... Read more