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  • another warm day here

    7/25/2016 11:44:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    overnight, there was a thunderstorm here, complete with some actual rain. it is calling for it to be another warm day here today. i was going through my online course work to see what i have to do to be right up to date, and in one of them, there is much more than i figured to still do. i will do w... Read more

  • Old Metabolism..isn't as easy to drop the pounds.

    7/25/2016 11:26:17 AM, by EMSMOM4

    So, it's been a huge struggle. I had plantar fasciitis which kept me very inactive. Met with a nutritionist at the GI Dr. the other day...(I started reflux medication) who let me know my metabolism will never be the same as it once was. and my goal should be 10% drop in 6 months, and then we could r... Read more

  • Getting Down to the Last Stages

    7/25/2016 10:23:46 AM, by BMCC488

    29 days till the move, 207 staring back at me on the scale this morning when I braved it. At my doctor's appointment it was a couple pounds up so honestly it wasn't a shocker. Home scale is always a bit less but I probably gained a little since then. Like I said, my eating has absolutely horrible. ... Read more

  • Celebrating Old Traditions

    7/25/2016 10:02:13 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today's activity ticked quite a few of my 'how to be happy' boxes as well as the 'connect' one! Today was a unique 5-yrly celebration of the life of John Knill. There is a monument on the hill just outside St Ives which was built for him. Here's a wiki link, I hope! Read more

  • Movement

    7/25/2016 1:37:40 AM, by LADYMCDUFF

    Every other night I will do 20 squats, 20 sit-ups, 10 wall push-ups, 30 sec. modified plank. I will increase squats and sit-ups by 1 each week. These exercises will help increase my muscle mass while not aggravating my chronic pain. In addition I will dance 10 minutes every morning! This will he... Read more

  • Monday

    7/24/2016 11:23:15 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    I have been praying for a miracle so please if you hear me it would help I love my brother please father help him sending light love joy happiness and prayers have a blessed day hugs... Read more

  • a new week

    7/24/2016 1:58:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is still hot and humid here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! with the weather being so hot outside, i have been doing my workouts indoors. i have been pacing myself,too. i have a job interview for a part time position on tuesday mornin... Read more

  • Flatline

    7/24/2016 1:01:24 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hi Sparkfolks, I haven't blogged in a bit, but there's not much to report. I did complete a 3 week round of 21 Day Fix Extreme, including the more strict diet with carb reduction plan, and after all was said and done, I only lost a pound. I stuck to it but was getting mild headaches by the en... Read more

  • I had a weight gain this week

    7/24/2016 9:03:47 AM, by KLMEIRING

    I knew that it was bound to happen eventually and I can't say that I am surprised that this was the week that it happened. Parties all last weekend and then my mom came to visit me at the end of the week before my weigh in. I am not discouraged. I know what I need to do this week in order to see ... Read more

  • Rest day

    7/23/2016 5:08:47 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    I sure could use some much needed rest, considering the National Weather Service has issued a excessive heat advisory ALL weekend. No Leslie today, I changed up my workout by riding an aerobic rower bike 45 minutes in my air-conditioned apartment! I can feel it in my joints, core, rear, thighs , h... Read more

  • I got a call-back :)

    7/23/2016 12:16:02 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    A while ago (see 9th July blog) I sent a card to a not-so-close friend asking if I could call in for a visit............ I hadn't heard, so I thought either the card hadn't arrived, or they didn't want a visit. Today I got a call back! Yes, they'd love me to go and visit - the day and time hav... Read more

  • Death of the Blog?

    7/23/2016 11:15:04 AM, by DEBJAE

    Warning, this is a rant and I apologize out of the gate. This is a site where we are all free to post what we want on our status and blogs. I try to be positive and inspiring but this is something I've noticed more and more of lately and just wanted to share my opinion. What has happened to t... Read more

  • Fuel for the Next 10 Days

    7/23/2016 4:09:06 AM, by LADYMCDUFF

    NUTS/SEEDS/OILS almonds sunflower pecans pistachios cashews grapeseed PROTEIN tuna turkey beef pork scallop catfish crab gelatin VEGGIES yellow squash zucchini cauliflower broccoli bell pepper tomato asparagus leeks carrots green beans ... Read more

  • T25 Week 1 in the books!

    7/22/2016 11:34:16 PM, by MORGANKATHLEEN

    Today was the last day of week one of T25. Was is hard? Yes. Did I want to quit? About 3 minutes into each workout when I was already breathing heavy and sweating, I definitely doubted if I was going to make it the next 22 minutes. BUT I DIDNT! Not once all week did I stop before the workout was o... Read more

  • Summer suspense

    7/22/2016 1:20:02 PM, by IGNATZ50

    I am still here, still working toward fitness goals, but those goals have shifted quite a bit due to my hip pain. My Couch-to-5K plan has been totally de-railed, perhaps permanently, due to this pain. The issue The pain is in my right hip. Mostly it has been an ache, but the levels do vary. T... Read more

  • Improving Little By Little

    7/22/2016 1:04:19 PM, by BMCC488

    My allergies are still doing better, but also still icky. I think the Zyrtec might actually be making me more sleepy some days but mostly in the earlier part of the day... or when I would normally feel tired like 1-3 hours after waking and then late afternoon during lulls, if that makes sense. Those... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/22/2016 10:51:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot,hazy and humid day here today. i'm getting caught up with my online courses and working on some extra math practice,too. i did a math test last week and i did not do as well as i know i can do. so i am putting in some extra practice over the weekend. my daughter is also practicing her ma... Read more

  • Totally blew it Yesterday!

    7/22/2016 8:53:36 AM, by WINACHST

    I gave in to a craving and my granddaughter and I emptied a carton of Oreo thins while at the laundry mat. We both sat there reading a magazine, reached in, chomp, chomp, reached in for another. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Til i reached in and there was nothing left. I am such a bad example. Next ... Read more

  • Ready to begin again

    7/22/2016 2:38:16 AM, by LADYMCDUFF

    brief description of plan... Read more

  • TGIF

    7/21/2016 11:45:10 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a wonderful day be blessed and enjoy living life to the fullest if possible for me too hugs... Read more

  • Two is always better than one!

    7/21/2016 4:07:01 PM, by JAI_CEE

    It's always great to workout with someone else. Support makes our journey easier, doesn't it? If you don't have a support group, you can always find one on SparkPeople! I have met a lot of wonderful people on leave who want to change their lives as well. My boyfriend, Mr. Cee, decided to appoint... Read more

  • a warm,sunny and humid day

    7/21/2016 1:13:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    if the company that has the full time job is satisfied with my test results and my resume,i will be meeting with them in the next few days. in the meantime, i heard from another place i applied to for a job. it has been a long time since i have been in demand work wise. so any downtime i have i like... Read more

  • Phase One Goal reached

    7/21/2016 9:20:23 AM, by WINACHST

    I have been struggling this year to get back down to my goal weight. I reached phase one this morning when I stepped on the scale. This is my weight that I was in early adult years. Now, I need to focus on getting rid of the excess body fat that I am carrying around. I have three pairs of jean... Read more

  • Spark Plugs!

    7/21/2016 6:06:12 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I've had a busy week work-wise so it's been difficult to take actions for my 'connect' theme! But I did manage to send a present and card to my 8-yr old great-nephew. I have to regularly remind myself that I am a GREAT aunt, and that he is my brother's grand-son! I still find myself signing o... Read more

  • Leg day is no joke ;)

    7/20/2016 10:59:54 PM, by WINTERRAIN

    On Monday I started ST again, I cannot tell you how long it has been since I last did an actual squat using my body weight. Sure I've been going to the Y and doing some ST there....but I felt I wasn't being challenged enough. I also decided to restart my C25k program over on Monday....Yep Mond... Read more

  • Why am I always hungry!

    7/20/2016 10:24:16 PM, by MOLLIKROWN

    I can't stand it anymore. I need to stop being hungry. Like yesterday. Help! What do you eat to keep you full for the longest amount of time possible?... Read more

  • Allergies Getting a Tad Better

    7/20/2016 7:56:17 PM, by BMCC488

    Why I was feeling so tired Monday... I've been really busy physically lately with packing and yard sale stuff... and I also took like 1/3 of a Benedryl pill the night before to help with my allergies. It seems whenever I take even a "small" amount, it makes me feel drowsy/tired during the day as wel... Read more

  • Still Here!! Nebraska Sunrise and Sunset!

    7/20/2016 4:07:06 PM, by LDYHAZ

    ""Sunrise"" Summer time and BUSY! Vacation Bible school was a success. Wheat harvest is over. Helping friends move this weekend and then next week Hubby is taking me to the Mountains for some cool air and hiking! Will be staying in a B&B. No children under 14 allowed. Will be a nice relaxin... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/20/2016 12:30:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a phone interview this morning for a job. if all goes well, i well do a phone interview with the actual company. this job will be for three months starting in august. i also touched base with another place that had contacted me about another job. this second one is full time. plus, i have an i... Read more

  • Today

    7/19/2016 4:35:50 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    In my status I wrote about my neurologist appointment. Here I am writing about my exercise. 50 minutes with Leslie's MP 4 player and 40 minutes golf, I carried clubs at the driving range. Felt great! Walking was immediately after lunch so I used some of the warm-up Leslie style at the park. I gues... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    7/19/2016 1:34:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    i managed to get my housework done this morning so i can get outdoors and have fun with my daughter. all the bird say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Party hearty

    7/19/2016 10:45:33 AM, by MINATHERED

    Well... I did not do well with my party. I baked for three days and then feel like I ate it all myself. I didn't, but I sure put a dent in it. I ate over 4,000 calories Saturday. I also felt sick to my stomach and on Sunday felt positively hung over. I have been doing great at my working out, thou... Read more

  • Slower Pace- yes Winter is coming in 2017 too!

    7/19/2016 8:07:53 AM, by ZIPITUP

    I took a sneak peek at my weight ...and rather than letting it get me down I have become even MORE committed to losing the weight.... However now being postmenopausal... it is time to take pause! And consider...and most of all not give up! It is turtle time 134 I reset my goals for .5 pound ... Read more

  • Day one of T25

    7/18/2016 11:23:56 PM, by MORGANKATHLEEN

    T25 day 1 Alpha Cardio: ☑️ Stay within calorie range: ☑️ Let me tell you, if you are looking for a work out that will completely kick your butt in a short period of time then I HIGHLY suggest giving T25 a try. Holy cow!! It definitely was a struggle to make it all the way through but I d... Read more

  • Just Those Darn Allergies

    7/18/2016 9:09:05 PM, by BMCC488

    What...? Blogs two days in a row...? That's a rarity for me lately but I feel DRAWN to SP more lately but especially today. Today's doctor's appointment went well. However, I felt tired/sleepy most of today ugh. The doctor looked at my ears, nose, throat, and listened to my breaths/heart. No mo... Read more

  • Interesting day!

    7/18/2016 7:07:58 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    A normal walk to the hospital outpatient entrance normally is 40 minutes, this morning it was 20! I walked with Leslie's MP 3 player this morning and a combination walk, guess which DVD and which combo! Now I challenge you to get off your behind and get moving! Your body will thank you for it a... Read more

  • How did i get here....

    7/18/2016 12:11:23 PM, by CP_BELIEVE

    a question i ask nearly daily. I've been trying to keep a positive attitude and include lots of gratitude in my days. So here I am switching that question to my gratitude for the day. I don't care for my weight or lack of fitness (lost when taking the last 3 years off essentially for health issues... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    7/18/2016 11:31:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. i have started a different online course called health for life and i am really enjoying it. it just goes for one month, so it can get pretty intense at times. i do not mind. when i am really enjoying something, i do whatever is needed and then some. the course is also h... Read more

  • Race Result and some Ramblings

    7/18/2016 9:46:32 AM, by WINACHST

    July 9,2016 Red Ore 5k was my best time for the season so far. 31:57 It felt good to come in under 32 minutes, that was the chip time, gun time was 32:12 I'll take the chip time. :-) At my last race, I said that I was going to work on coming in under 32 minutes. I am now beginning to train fo... Read more

  • A walk by the canal

    7/18/2016 9:21:31 AM, by MINNIEUK

    Care to join me for a walk? It's a perfect day for walking, blue skies and warm sunshine with a pleasant breeze. Where shall we go? Well you know I like water, so the lake is a good place to start, it's not far. When we get there, we can sit down in that small clearing between the reed beds rig... Read more

  • Yard Sale Bust and Not Fully Recovered

    7/17/2016 10:21:20 PM, by BMCC488

    Short story is the yard sale was a big bust. Nothing got sold. We had three girls come by and then one girl on her own, all under the age of 12. We had maybe six drive by shoppers slow down to see what we were selling but no one else browsed. The only thing that sold was a stuffed cat of the boys to... Read more

  • Rest day!

    7/17/2016 8:42:18 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    I normally rest on the seventh day -- Saturday -- but I was in an exercise mood ( read my blog I posted yesterday) . So today I'm lazy bones and relaxing ALL DAY! I certainly needed it! Today I didn't get to go to church, my carpool driver was sick, my license expired and don't have a car, so I wa... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/17/2016 12:52:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    a warm and sunny day here today. my daughter and i are going outside in a while to have fun! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Tiny Swaps Make Huge Differences

    7/17/2016 10:08:28 AM, by LAURELJ72

    You know how annoying it can be when all your friends, your doctor, your coach, your gym trainer, etc. will tell you to LOG YOUR FOOD INTAKE? They're adamant about it. But I'm the kinda girl who never kept a journal or diary growing up. I'm the kinda person who is freakin' busy and I don't have time... Read more

  • Yes! We have a connection! :D

    7/17/2016 3:53:48 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Joy! Oh joy! I had an email reply from my son this morning. Filled with yummy news and a lovely photo of him at a recent European Derby convention (something to do with refereeing and the rules of the game I think). Oh, that's totally made my day. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 334 ... Read more

  • Great day!

    7/16/2016 10:05:39 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    This morning was a blood drive and church picnic. Blood pressure 100/70, 78 pulse, then cheeseburger with pickles and mustard and mini pretzels. This morning I did my first Taebo workout DVD I rented from the library! I love it! I like to mix up my workouts to keep my body guessing what comes nex... Read more

  • Cheerleaders

    7/16/2016 8:04:38 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    Today I ran the longer that I've run in the last five years. Five miles without stopping. I didn't intend to do it. I planned to walk/run the whole way, but I felt good when I started out. Better than good. I felt ready to do 5K without stopping, which I haven't done since I took my May/June br... Read more

  • PLEASE let it be Friday!

    7/15/2016 10:10:19 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Long day at work. Only two hours of work and the rest of the time supervisors have everyone watch DVDs ALL DAY! .... to the point everyone would fall asleep. Tonight I got to help clean up church after VBS tonight, I took down decorations, tables and chairs and started preparing for tomorrow's blo... Read more

  • I realized something today.

    7/15/2016 6:29:14 PM, by KLMEIRING

    I am actually ahead of my goal of losing a pound per week because my first weigh in with WW was on day one. I thought that I had finished four weeks last week, but that wasn't true. It was actually my fourth weigh in including my original weigh in on day one. That means that this week is my fifth... Read more

  • No news is good news

    7/15/2016 1:25:18 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I like the decorative stationery options on yahoo email - and have started sending my son a weekly email newsletter. I've not had a reply yet; I suspect he doesn't check his emails much - or that mine are going into his 'spam' folder, but I'm not giving up! No news is good news. It's reminded ... Read more

  • Sexy stimulant for a bad day

    7/15/2016 12:58:50 PM, by MOLLIKROWN

    SO I went on lunch today with a co worker and somehow ended up in fascinations. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's a sex shop. Not so low end.. it's a kingdom for cuming. Naturally I am a member of there rewards program. Well .. for reasons I can not explain I ended up walking out of... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/15/2016 10:31:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm taking it easy today. i heard from two more places yesterday regarding jobs. i will see what the companies have to offer and go from there. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/14/2016 1:19:57 PM, by MOMMY445

    another warm day here today. figuring out whether or not i can take a much needed vacation next month. i have heard about some more job opportunities,one of which will start later next month. i will be sitting down later and figuring out what i can realistically afford. there is a family reunion nex... Read more

  • Winter is coming- let the training begin!

    7/14/2016 9:38:08 AM, by ZIPITUP

    I considered buying a weight loss program of some kind. Some sort of fix. Some sort of guide as I have been circling around the same weight. But they cost money!!! 40 Instead- I devised my own program while considering my lifestyle. Put together a workout and eating program. Here in ... Read more

  • It's a Hectic Life I Lead

    7/14/2016 5:45:46 AM, by BMCC488

    Monday the lady came that buys & resells mobile homes. She really low-balled us, but at the same time our mobile home needs a lot of work. It has a lot of great features and we've taken care of it the best we can, considering, but the bathroom and kitchen need some work and probably need the carpets... Read more

  • What I found in the shed ;)

    7/14/2016 1:33:25 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Late yesterday afternoon, I noticed that there was a small card stuffed in my letter-box, from the postie saying that a parcel had been left 'in the shed'! I don't know how I didn't notice the card earlier in the day but off to the shed I went! It was a largish cardboard box .....from my broth... Read more

  • Walking is NOT fun

    7/13/2016 8:18:37 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    I had my first run with my Super Turtles Running team. Well, it was not much of run. It was a very, very fast (for me) walk. The girl who joined me today was very, very fit. She runs a 10 minute mile, so she walks effortlessly about as fast as I can run. Now, here is the thing with me and... Read more

  • Turns out its easier to lose weight when you're in a miserable relationship

    7/13/2016 6:57:02 PM, by MOLLIKROWN

    Its been a while since i have been here. In that time I've gained all that weight back plus more. I want to say i hate myself for it. I kind of do... but at the same time I'm with someone who makes it kind of impossible to hate myself... for once. Its a weird thing to adjust to.... Read more

  • Sunshine!

    7/13/2016 10:54:33 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today I have a day off. I went for an hour-long session in the swimming pool with my friend this morning - talking as well as swimming! Enjoyed coffee and chat afterwards. Walked home along the beach....... slowly, sauntered through the graveyard reading the old headstones, enjoying the wildf... Read more

  • a very warm and humid day here today

    7/13/2016 9:46:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are keeping cool again today. we have plenty of water in the fridge, ready to drink. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Interesting day!

    7/12/2016 6:06:37 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today I went to the bank, library, KFC , grocery store and walked a Leslie workout. After dinner I help clean up at church during VBS, actually I clean ALL week. I'm looking forward to Friday, I get to do more than the kitchen, I get to move tables and chairs to take down during VBS. Name my ... Read more

  • Four Weeks and 4.8 Pounds Gone

    7/12/2016 4:09:53 PM, by KLMEIRING

    It has been four weeks since I joined Weight Watchers and I have lost 4.8 pounds. I said from day one that one pound per week still equals 52 pounds in a year. I am happy with the progress that I have made so far. 224... Read more

  • a very warm and sunny day

    7/12/2016 11:39:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    there is a heat alert here for the next few days. my daughter and i are keeping cool as much as possible today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i heard about a few more job opportunities today. i will deal with them in a while. i have some computer work to catch up on first, then i will deal with ... Read more

  • Challenge: Me, Me, Me

    7/12/2016 10:16:18 AM, by ASHLEYLQ

    It has been so long since I've done any kind of fitness challenge, and I think it's time. I did a one-week long, anti-refined sugar challenge, and that went really well. Until I started eating sugar again, though in less quantities, but I definitely don't feel as good as I did when I was avoiding re... Read more

  • Just say 'Yes'

    7/12/2016 4:41:08 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I got a bit fraught this morning trying to think of something to do to 'connect'. That's how I am - I can get too caught up in my head a lot of the time! I went back to my 1st July blog to re-focus on my intentions - and realised it doesn't have to be a grand gesture or big plan every time. ... Read more

  • Worthy

    7/11/2016 11:22:40 PM, by KLWALDON

    I found this at and it struck a chord. So true for me. I am worthy. ... Read more

  • Floods, potato chips, validation and less-than-ideal workout spaces

    7/11/2016 11:13:29 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    So I closed my computer last night after finishing my blog entry, slathered some baking soda paste onto my hives and headed for my bath. When I crossed the threshold of our bedroom, I heard water running. I panicked, thinking I had started my bath before I sat down to write my blog; by now the tub ... Read more

  • Long day!

    7/11/2016 5:57:19 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    In my status I posted my morning workout. This is my afternoon Leslie workout, first time in a long time since I last walked it! One of my friends who exercised with me wants to buy one of her own! After dinner tonight I go help clean up at church, VBS is this week and I get to help clean! It's ... Read more

  • Connecting through giving

    7/11/2016 3:29:54 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today I took an idea from Action for Happiness's 10 keys to happier living: they use an acronym: GREAT DREAM (see below) Giving Relating Exercising Awareness Trying Out Direction Resilience Emotions Acceptance Meaning I have been focussing on the second one - relating ... Read more

  • I'm not done yet.

    7/11/2016 3:10:36 PM, by MINATHERED

    As I posted in chat, I officially hit under 200 lbs (down from 310 May 2015) on my Saturday weigh in. I'm thrilled and feel great about it, but I don't really *feel* like I'm under 200 lbs. I still have 44 - 54 lbs to go, I still wear plus size. (Sorta - 16s and I couldn't find any plus sizes that f... Read more

  • 14 weeks and picking up steam again

    7/11/2016 7:43:39 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Morning Sparkpeeps! With the first trimester in the rear-view mirror, I am back on the gym grind. We found out it's another GIRL!!!!! My weight gain is still basically at zero but my belly is telling a different story. lol I'm still getting my cardio and strength training in regularly but my wa... Read more

  • 24

    7/11/2016 5:54:08 AM, by ZELLAZM

    I just checked in for my flight to the States. I have 24 hours to do a bazillion things. Why write a blog NOW, you say? Good question! I guess I just want to be accountable and let folks know why my posting may be spotty for awhile. Sometimes I actually post more when I'm traveling, but this trip I ... Read more

  • Things are Picking Up

    7/10/2016 10:36:27 PM, by BMCC488

    This last week has been very exhausting. Getting sick last weekend, 4th of July even though I wasn't feeling as bad as I had the day before, then Tuesday figuring out that I had some kind of infection going on (and subsequently starting antibiotics), having the boys from Tuesday around 1pm all the w... Read more

  • Hives and working out anyway

    7/10/2016 9:22:42 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    I think I have hives. I have never had them before, but my chest is covered with blotchy red and slightly itchy welts. I think they are also creeping up the back of my neck but I can't see for sure (and the hubby is in bed early tonight). Anyway, sounds and looks like hives to me. I am wondering... Read more

  • Great day!

    7/10/2016 7:48:06 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    This morning during church there was an ordination and baptism. Superb way to start the day! This afternoon I did Leslie workout and ALL bonus mini workouts. Name the workout, miles and mini walk names...then get off your behind and get moving! Your body will thank you for it and you'll have z... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/10/2016 1:01:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    a not as humid day here as it was last week. very windy and sunny here today. i am catching up on some computer work, then i am going to enjoy the day with my daughter. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Friendly competition.........maybe

    7/10/2016 7:12:58 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Yesterday I texted my friend/neighbour to ask if she fancied a game of Scrabble at the beach-hut on Sunday afternoon. It's her beach-hut. She is a very competitive Scrabble player (I couldn't care less about the points or winning ....... at least, I don't think I do!). Her reply was "Yes please!"... Read more

  • Saturday...getting it DONE!

    7/9/2016 6:20:52 PM, by DEBJAE

    I am a procrastinator. I try not to be, I make lists and set notes on my calendar in my phone for reminders but some things I just keep putting off. Today I got it done. Ran 2 miles this morning, a nice slow non-stop jog...which is a first (no walking) YES! Bought the air filter and a... Read more

  • Long day!

    7/9/2016 5:24:23 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    What got me motivated to exercise was watching the Rio Olympics trials. Swimming, track and now wheelchair track is coming up, I'm looking forward to seeing that! I still have 500-600 calories to use for dinner. I have a Thomas' blueberry bagel in the toaster, but don't know I'm having with it... Read more

  • Send me a postcard, drop me a line...........

    7/9/2016 4:20:37 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    It is easy, isn't it, to visit people you find it easy to get on with.......... less easy to decide to visit someone that is more tricky to relate to. I have a friend like that - someone I've known a long time, but with whom I do have to be a bit careful; we can easily upset each other. ... Read more

  • Super Turtle Comeback!

    7/8/2016 11:39:37 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    Well I did it. I've been talking about it, looking forward to it, but finally I have actually signed up for my first 10K!!! It's on September 11 at Carowinds just outside of Charlotte. I also started speed work and hill training and long runs. I am following a training plan so careful to increas... Read more

  • Praise the Lord! It's Friday!

    7/8/2016 9:26:18 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Great day! Work started out slowly but the more I got done in a short time the faster the day went. A half hour to an hour before buses called I got 30 minutes of cha-cha! I didn't want to stop, but chose to listen to my body and rest, otherwise I would have overheated. No Leslie workout tonight.... Read more

  • Hard workout

    7/8/2016 9:04:29 PM, by KLWALDON

    My workout today was rough! It left me exhausted with trembling muscles. There was nothing left in them. I did a good incline workout followed by pump and shred. My nutrition was once again lacking. Still major room for improvement but I'll get there. Slow and steady. ... Read more

  • Getting Back On Track (again)

    7/8/2016 4:50:22 PM, by JUSTME777

    So I've been doing virtual races with a friend. The races have been 90 plus miles long and we do the miles at our convenience and log them online. We get a little competitive, which can be a good thing. However, my workouts have switched from burning calories as a goal to getting in as many miles as... Read more

  • Connecting with good fortune!

    7/8/2016 3:19:48 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today I wore my summer dress to work - figured if I waited any longer, summer would be over! We're supposed to be getting a heat-wave over the weekend. Anyway - wearing the dress kind of connected me to my more feminine side. I had several compliments - not least from one of the people I su... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/8/2016 12:16:33 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weather here has been mostly hot and humid, with some rain inbetween. my daughter and i went to a kids event in the big city here and we had so much fun! The rain that came down did not deter us from enjoying the day. now i am figuring out the next outing we can go on together. all of the birds ... Read more

  • Screaming Like a Goat! (run)

    7/8/2016 10:38:07 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Just to set the record straight.. I can NOT scream. Never could. My scream sounds like an injured goat. IwwwYaaa. Not that high pitched girly scream. I always been jealous of people who could scream. Nope not me I have the ugly throaty noise. Soooo any way. This morning I am out of the ho... Read more

  • Divided - A Heavy Heart

    7/8/2016 9:36:09 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I woke up this morning with a heavy heart. My husband and I often fall asleep with the television on. Last night was no exception. And in the wee hours of the morning I rolled over to see flashing lights and police cars covering the news. The saddest part is it's an all too familiar image. ... Read more

  • Feeling blah blah

    7/7/2016 9:50:25 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today was a draining day at work. A friend of mine has a mother went to the hospital, my friend got maybe an hour of sleep and she was still waiting on the doctor this afternoon. Half hour before buses came, I got to do chair boxing. Not my ideal but others don't have as much mobility as I do, ... Read more

  • Feedback on yesterday

    7/7/2016 3:26:48 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Here I am, just getting ready for work again............ won't be home until gone 11pm, so if I don't post now, it won't happen! Work was 'managed' alright. We were short-staffed, but those of us who were there were all willing to help each other out. Some new 'security measures' have been put... Read more

  • ahahhhh, I miss my flat tummy~!!!

    7/6/2016 9:10:50 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    Okay, I did really great with my eating over the holiday weekend and last night I felt bloated and fat and you know what.... I'm sick of my fat stomach. I miss being thin! I miss my tummy being flat! I have been doing research and there's this thing called cortisol. have you heard of it? I neve... Read more

  • So tired

    7/6/2016 4:05:22 PM, by 1HOTFUDGEMAMA

    Lack of sleep. Poor nutrition. Not eating enough whole foods. Stress. Way too much. Taking a toll. ... Read more

  • The latest and greatest!

    7/6/2016 3:12:34 PM, by SANA0825

    MAN AM I PUMPED!!! I am officially UNDER 230 pounds!! WOOHOOO!!! 9 521 I started this journey for the last time (mark my words!) six weeks ago at 245lbs. I started to attend a cross fit boot camp class 4 times a week. Once Ramadan started (where Muslims fast for 30 days during the day), I... Read more

  • This is NOT an official weigh in

    7/6/2016 10:46:49 AM, by MINATHERED

    This isn't Saturday. It may fluctuate. Your mileage may vary. Terms and conditions may apply. But. BUT! Look at the number on the scale this morning!!! Hello One-derland!... Read more

  • July Fitness Minutes -My Plan to Rebound!

    7/6/2016 9:59:21 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Six days in to July and I only have 90 Fitness minutes under my belt. With my plan to get 1500 minutes in a month for the first time ever - this just isn't going to cut it! LUCKILY it is way early in the month and I'm ready to rebound and make sure I'm still on track! Why didn't I get many minu... Read more

  • Connect........ with myself? who? me? oh......... right!

    7/6/2016 5:43:39 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Starting the day in a fluster - not my preferred state! 198 Firstly, I slept in - not something I usually do - must have needed it I guess. Secondly, I woke to an answerphone message from work that I couldn't hear....fuzz, buzz, crackle.... Thirdly, I know I have a task to do at... Read more

  • A healthy meal to one may not be to another

    7/5/2016 9:51:32 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED
    _are_healthy The first option of Evol, which I've never heard of, shows the ingredients as well as the nutrition facts. I do like that the site does this. Usually finding all of the information is a ch... Read more

  • July 5, 2016 - New Beginnings

    7/5/2016 9:44:20 PM, by LIMOM2TWINS

    June 25, 2014 was the date that I started on my journey - and I went strong all for the wrong reasons - i was losing weight for a wedding and although I felt terrific, loved the complements I was getting all the time & loved shopping for clothes - the wedding came and then went as did my motivation ... Read more

  • Lovely day!

    7/5/2016 5:11:55 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    This morning I went to the library to apply for jobs, start résumés and got a thousand pages (ok, so I exaggerated!) , walked 35 minutes with Leslie's mp3 player at the park, groceries and Wendy's for lunch. Great day for a walk at the park!... Read more

  • Busy Busy, Always

    7/5/2016 12:42:41 PM, by BMCC488

    It's certainly been a busy "weekend." Saturday was spent shopping for running shoes. The guy who helped me first brought out the most recent version of the shoes I've been wearing (Brooks Ravenna 5) which was only the 7th edition. It felt good. Then he brought out Brooks Adrenaline 16s and those fel... Read more