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  • Last day of Summer Swim Team

    7/30/2015 8:36:42 PM, by KATIEASP

    Tomorrow is the last day of summer swim team practice :( ..... that means I will have 10 years of coaching SSL under my belt :) Happy Sparking!... Read more

  • it's thursday

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

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

  • it's wednesday

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

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

  • it's tuesday

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

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

  • Gone too soon

    7/28/2015 1:05:52 PM, by WAYSOFGRACE

    I'm a mixed bag of emotion right now. On the one hand, I am sad at the loss of my friend Paul at the age of 37. On the other hand, I am angry with him for allowing this to happen in the first place. If I had another hand, I'd be grateful for the lesson he left behind. Paul had many issues wi... Read more

  • it's monday

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

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

  • Getting back on the wagon with an injury.

    7/25/2015 10:38:00 PM, by TAMUTPOT

    I just wanted to say that tomorrow I will be starting a 30 minute per day exercise streak. I have been down because I started working out again and hurt my knee. Luckily I didn't tear anything but I am having some pain and completely random locking. It sucks because I can't do zumba, Turbofire, ... Read more

  • Rocking the Week

    7/24/2015 8:54:54 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    After my workout this evening, I updated my calendar for the week. I passed my goal of 10 miles in workouts a week by 1.75 miles! Not only that, I made it the full week with no red X's and jogged for 5 out of the six days :) I have become slightly concerned about getting enough protein si... Read more

  • it's friday

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

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

  • Moving Forward

    7/23/2015 10:13:44 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    Another day down, another mile ran. I am thankful that I took it easy yesterday. And, I am thankful for music. I almost petered out as I neared .85 miles during my jogging stretch today. But, I turned up the volume on my iPod and kept pushing. It was hard today. And, I know exactly why it was ... Read more

  • it's thursday

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

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

  • it's wednesday

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

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

  • Mile-stone

    7/21/2015 10:24:44 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    Tomorrow I will take it easy and just go for a walk or stroll after work. I had this planned because today was supposed to be my third day in a row of jogging for 3/4 a mile. However, as I hit the mark, knowing that tomorrow I would be going light, I made the snap decision to try to hold out for the... Read more

  • New Day

    7/21/2015 5:40:13 PM, by JENIYE_707

    Today starts a new day on my weight loss journey. NO MORE EXCUSES!!!!!! I need to do this for me not nobody else. Since Feb when I got my tubes tied I have been tired and gain about 30 pds back. I know the reason why I gained this weight back. I took the step to see A weight loss center today. ... Read more

  • Feeling the Desire to Sleep All the Time

    7/20/2015 10:15:40 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    Last week I began to jog again. I can only last for three quarters of a mile at a snail's pace, but it's a start! I'm excited that I'm hitting my peak heart rate zone for a bit, and can easily keep it in cardio zone for the rest of my workout. I jogged three days of my workout last week, and hit thr... Read more

  • A Few Symbols of Summer

    7/19/2015 9:40:32 PM, by IYA_EKUNDAYO

    Flowers, butterflies, swimming, slowing down with the heat, early morning ceremony greeting the Sun, garden vegetables, gratitude for Light.... Read more

  • SO far behind in getting ahead...

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

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

  • it's sunday

    7/19/2015 12:04:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day, with a chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon here. my daughter and i are keeping well hydrated and cool today. all of the birds are okay and say hi. i just got back my marks for an assignment i did in french and i aced it! i feel great! i know that the efforts i am... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/18/2015 7:32:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i kept cool. she says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! we went to a park that has a water splash area and even i got wet. it certainly kept me cool and my daughter had a blast! I love to see her so happy. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • 100 Shades of Piloga

    7/17/2015 6:12:03 PM, by ROCKLAND2010

    Friday is Piloga day. I can hear the collective "what the heck is that?" across Spark World. Sparkers everywhere have puzzled looks. Is it something you eat, drink, wear? It is not a national holiday. Nope, none of the above. It is actually an excellent fitness activity, great for both mind and body... Read more

  • What no one tells you about Gratitude

    7/16/2015 2:28:53 PM, by ROCKLAND2010

    It sneaks up on you. Gratitude takes many forms and meanings; enjoying simple pleasures like a sunset on the beach, thankfulness for food on the table and the joy brought to us by family and friends. Each August I help with a community event in our seaside town. Our event has a name bestowed up... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/16/2015 9:01:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful sunny day here today! woo hoo! i am ready to get my day going. my daughter is ready to go,too. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Emotional Eating

    7/16/2015 7:57:43 AM, by WAYSOFGRACE

    How do I know that I am learning anything on this journey to healthier living? When I recognize a bad habit I had and actively try to correct it, that's how. It's a stressful time at home (when isn't it?). My husband was laid off on Friday. We were away for the weekend when the call came in,... Read more

  • Again....

    7/15/2015 9:52:13 AM, by DIXMAR

    Here's to getting back on track....again. Goal this week, focusing on one meal, one day at a time.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/15/2015 9:12:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful summer day! woo hoo! my daughter and her soccer team won their game last night 2-0! yay! today, she will be off to day camp this afternoon. she really enjoys going there. she also likes to read,too. so i encourage her and let her see me reading as often as possible. all the birds say hi.... Read more

  • Feeling Guilty

    7/14/2015 10:08:38 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    I should not be feeling this way. There is no reason for it at all! I hit my 10,000 steps today. I took a couple walks. Okay, so they were more like strolls. I made sure to get one of those walks in after work, during my new habitual workout time. And, I even planned on having an easy day because I ... Read more

  • Searching...

    7/14/2015 12:40:37 AM, by KATIEASP

    I feel like I'm searching for something, but I'm not sure what it is or where to look for it.... I did get over 18,000 steps today!! My best EVER!! :D... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/13/2015 9:20:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. everyone is keeping well hydrated and cool. tomorrow is the last warm and humid day for a few days. there will be some much needed rain here tomorrow. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Learning to live again...

    7/13/2015 4:51:55 PM, by KKRAVIG1975

    Life sure does take you for a loop sometimes. The last cpl of years have proven to be the most difficult so far. I tried to find my Spark again several months back and just couldn't. But life is better now and I need a better me to make it the best. You only get one. So I'm back!... Read more

  • Half Way Through the Season!

    7/13/2015 1:15:51 AM, by KATIEASP

    I can't believe that we are already halfway through the summer swim league season. 3 weeks left! Also, 200 points after posting this today! :)... Read more

  • Visual Motivations

    7/12/2015 4:23:08 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    It is often when things are right there in my face that I am most motivated to work harder at whatever my goal happens to be. For a while, I have been trying my hardest to ensure that I reach at least 10,000 steps a day. As the weeks have gone by, this seems to be getting so much easier. Thus, new g... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/11/2015 7:23:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    another relaxing day here today. everyone is keeping cool today. all of the birds say hi. i am getting more caught up with my online courses. my daughter is sooo happy these days. which makes this mommy very happy. my good friend treated me to some clothes today,that fit me well now. i am so glad to... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    7/10/2015 10:47:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    the minions movie was great! my daughter really enjoyed it! it was so worth it to get the tickets ahead for her to go with me and her grandparents. afterwards, they treated us to supper. so no one had to cook today. a day to enjoy the nice weather here. i had an interview for an upcoming job this mo... Read more

  • Going Strong

    7/9/2015 9:29:50 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    My body is holding together :) I have really upped my daily step count this month. i have even spent a couple workouts where I jog for miniscule amounts of time. My achilles tendons have been bothering me (my left ankle more so than my right), but it has not stopped me. I limp from time to tim... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/8/2015 8:43:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today! woo hoo! my daughter was very happy to see me yesterday and with all the minion stuff i brought with me for her. she was definitely not expecting it. to see her face light up is a joy each and every time for me. all of the birds say hi! i am making great progress in... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/7/2015 9:42:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot and humid day here today. it is calling for some rain this afternoon, with a chance of a thunderstorm later on. then there will be some cooler days after that. my daughter is soooooooo excited about seeing the minions movie this friday. she is a huge fan! i got her some other minion toys... Read more

  • Hitting New Personal Bests

    7/6/2015 8:13:10 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    Ever since I purchased my fitbit back in March, I have been working towards hitting an average of 10,000 steps plus per day. Some days I have really good days, and some days not so much. Considering the average daily steps are calculated based upon the average of a 7 day week, I have found it a bit ... Read more

  • a warm and humid summer day

    7/6/2015 7:58:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot day here today. tomorrow, it will be hot again, with quite a bit of rain. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am taking it easy today and i do not have too much planned to do. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/5/2015 1:02:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has started. let's see what the week brings. i have already worked on three of my online courses today. that is a great start to my week academically. it is very hot and humid here today.i am keeping cool and well hydrated and so is my daughter. all of the birds are okay and say hi. have ... Read more

  • Inhale...take a moment

    7/4/2015 10:48:43 PM, by IYA_EKUNDAYO

    ::inhale:: take a second or a minute or an hour or a day close your eyes and release the breath you've been holding the one that says "you can't" -- ::exhale:: ... Read more

  • I did it. I'm thrilled!

    7/4/2015 7:38:50 AM, by JENSTRESS

    We went to a wedding last night. It was that of a very old friend and we ran into other old friends and had an utter blast! I was nervous, because wedding food can be very fatty, and I'm only two weeks in to my no sugar, and though most days I don't miss it, it doesn't surround me either. The ... Read more

  • What is the one thing...

    7/3/2015 10:07:43 PM, by IYA_EKUNDAYO

    Our bodies are amazing. They respond to everything little thing going on in our lives to heal and stay in balance and we must remember that it is our job to nurture and support our bodies the best that we possibly can in any given moment. We must remember to be patient, forgiving and kind to o... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/3/2015 12:39:29 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! i am taking it easy today. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend! happy fourth of july to all who celebrate it!... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/2/2015 11:49:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny summer day here today. had a great time with my daughter yesterday! to see her so happy makes my day. all of the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • And I ran... I ran so far away... I just ran... I ran all night and day...

    7/2/2015 9:37:06 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Okay, not entirely true. Now that I'm back on the bandwagon, I realized I really need to start training for the 5k's that I have coming up. SO, I went running last night. I was REALLY nervous because of my knee. I didn't want it to be worse, and I know sometimes that can do it. GOOD N... Read more

  • Joyous July

    7/1/2015 8:24:10 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    I didn't do so well keeping track of Junk Free June in blog form. It was a rough and tough month in regards to my workload the last few weeks. I had expected things to slow down during the summer months, but unless July settles down my summer will be over and classes back in session before I know it... Read more

  • Healthy doesn't always equal skinny

    7/1/2015 1:32:03 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Last night, I was watching a DVR of Extreme Weight Loss. It was interesting, the 2 people doing the weight loss were overweight, but didn't look THAT overweight. He was 6'5" and she was 6'. They were both former athletes. After they had the initial loss in the 3 month period, they had their ... Read more

  • Working on Consistency

    7/1/2015 10:01:10 AM, by WATCHMEGO!

    I was looking back on my goal tracking charts and I see a HUGE need for consistency. I am allowing way too many off plan days into my life. If this is to be a lifestyle change, and I really really want it to be that, I must work on making following my food plan, Trim Healthy Mama (don't care for the... Read more