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  • Food log #1774

    10/1/2014 10:20:55 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries), whole wheat toast with cream cheese Lunch: beef patty Snack: Greek yogurt and blueberries Dinner: Salad with almonds ... Read more

  • October's Goals, September's Brief Summary

    10/1/2014 9:16:35 PM, by STRONGERLEANER

    I lost the two pounds I wanted to lose in October. Other than that, October was not a very good month for exercise or healthy foods. For October, I'm just trying to be as consistent as I can. I'm trying to exercise for at least 210 minutes per week and eat more vegetables and fruits again. ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/1/2014 11:35:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has begun. my daughter likes going to the library at least once a week and so do i. my good friend is getting ready to go on an overseas trip. so i spent some time there yesterday. all of the birds say hi. my allergies are flaring up a bit today, so i will pace myself and not do too much... Read more

  • Day 24 - Learning so much

    10/1/2014 9:21:42 AM, by JENSTRESS

    As I am finishing the first phase of Insanity, I realize what an accomplishment it is. I feel proud of myself. Insanity has taught me a lot about me. How fit (and not fit) I am, how strong (and not strong) I am, and where I really want to be. It has taught me how important fitness really i... Read more

  • Food log #1773

    9/30/2014 10:46:52 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries), whole wheat toast with cream cheese Lunch: Cheerios Snack: pear and mozzarella cheese Dinner: Grilled chicken with brown rice, broccoli and corn ... Read more

  • New incentive to lose weight.

    9/30/2014 9:46:26 PM, by STODD251

    So I now have an even greater desire to lose that last 20 pounds (at least). I bought a dress. My wedding dress. The awesome news is that I found the dress that I've loved ever since I started dreaming of weddings years ago. The other awesome news: I got it for $150 See full length fron... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/30/2014 9:59:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to a great start! i already got in some much needed exercise to start my day. my daughter plans to try out for the school's volleyball team this year. if they have a soccer team, she wants to try out for that as well. in less than a week, my good friend will be going overseas for a few month... Read more

  • Insanity - 23 days in

    9/30/2014 9:12:51 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Today was once again, Cardio Power and Resistance. This was amazing. I don't know sometimes how I do this, but these workouts are making me stronger, I do more EVERY time and it is really cool. I think that fitness is so important to who I am now. I can't believe how much stronger I am, ho... Read more

  • Weighed myself

    9/30/2014 7:28:34 AM, by JAMES_IN_VT

    I weighed myself for the first time in about a week (maybe 2). Even though I haven't been keeping up with the exercise, and tracking of food, I managed to maintain my weight. I was sure that I had gained back up to 175, or higher. Nope, I'm still around 172, and actually my body fat percentage ha... Read more

  • Food log #1772

    9/29/2014 10:51:35 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries), whole wheat toast Lunch: Pizza Snack: yogurt Dinner: Grilled chicken salad, sparkling apple cider ... Read more

  • it's monday

    9/29/2014 5:53:37 PM, by MOMMY445

    i managed to get quite a few things done today, including spending some one on one time with my daughter. now i am catching up on some computer work before i go and have dinner. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. had a much needed break on the weekend. now i am ready to tackle whatever the week bring... Read more

  • You are a VILE TEMPTRESS GIGI!!!!

    9/29/2014 1:43:28 PM, by JENSTRESS

    So, I've shared things with various SP members about my sort of sugar addiction. I truly believe that it is an issue to me, a temptation that is difficult to say no to, but I don't know about addiction. More of, I gave my willpower a long vacation. Regardless, I had shared with other Sparkers abo... Read more

  • Insanity, day 22

    9/29/2014 10:40:54 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Pure Cardio... why must you torture me so? I swear, during this workout, I think Shaun T wants me dead. BUT week four has begun!!! It is the last week of Phase one!!! So awesome! Next week is recovery week. Then Phase 2 starts, and I have heard that it is the truly Insane part of Insanity.... Read more

  • Food log #1771

    9/28/2014 11:02:18 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries), whole wheat toast Lunch: Mac and cheese Snack: fruit salad Dinner: Jerk chicken with rice and peas ... Read more

  • Rest day and fun

    9/28/2014 5:18:53 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I've had a few NSV's this weekend. My dad and step mom came to town (they moved about 12 hours away a year ago) to close up some loose ends and see the new nephew. (grandchild for them) My dad is a TERRIBLE eater. He doesn't necessarily eat too much, but he doesn't really eat much rig... Read more

  • The big move

    9/28/2014 7:40:20 AM, by WAYSOFGRACE

    Know what's great about moving your home? You get to move your body! Downside to moving (aside from unpacking and trying to find everything)? You moved muscles you haven't moved in a while. Sore does not begin to describe how I feel right now. We unloaded the storage unit completely yeste... Read more

  • Food log #1770

    9/27/2014 11:18:13 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries) Lunch: Turkey and cheese sandwich Snack: Cheerios Dinner: Jerk chicken with rice and peas... Read more

  • Got a Job... Sorta...

    9/27/2014 9:08:28 PM, by PAZUZURISES

    Got a job for 1-2 months scaring little kids at a Haunted Trail... teehee... Read more

  • Insanity Day 20

    9/27/2014 1:37:31 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I can not believe that tomorrow is the end of week 3 of Insanity. Seriously, it is an AMAZING program. I love it. I don't always look forward to the workouts, but I do look forward to how I feel after doing them. First, exhausted, but in the way that I worked my tail off and it was AWESOME and s... Read more

  • Sign of a good amount of exercise

    9/27/2014 7:13:01 AM, by WAYSOFGRACE

    How do I know I got some good exercise in yesterday? I slept like the dead. I mean, I hit the pillow, slept 9 hours, and woke up in the same position I was in when I fell asleep. THAT is some good sleep! My body shut down, recovered what it needed to, and I get to do it all again today! We ... Read more

  • Food log #1769

    9/26/2014 9:07:21 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries) Lunch: Turkey and cheese sandwich Snack: almonds Dinner: Jerk chicken with rice and peas Snack: candy apple... Read more

  • Insanity - Day 19 - AMAZEBALLS

    9/26/2014 10:47:36 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Today's workout (cardio power and resistance) made me sweat so much I thought a pipe burst in my basement. Okay, NOT that much, but oh wow, so much sweat. The coolest things about Insanity is that it is almost for everyone. Okay, yes, difficult, very much so, but if you know how to modify the... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/26/2014 10:43:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel good today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and cheep cheep hello. i will work some more on my online course today. i will be meeting up with my good friend either later today or during the day tomorrow. so i will get some errands done today that i did not have time to do... Read more

  • Just Do It!

    9/26/2014 7:10:41 AM, by WAYSOFGRACE

    I was reading a Sparkmail from Maryannquest this morning, and those three words struck me to the core. JUST DO IT I thought about this, and realized just how many times I tell myself this phrase. I will tell myself this every morning when I have to get up for work. I tell myself this w... Read more

  • Food log #1768

    9/25/2014 11:03:45 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries), whole wheat toast with cream cheese Lunch: Rice and peas Snack: tortilla chips Dinner: Beef patty, small salad... Read more

  • Food log #1767

    9/25/2014 11:02:51 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries) Snack: cashew nuts Lunch: Spaghetti and meat sauce Dinner: Grilled chicken sandwich... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/25/2014 12:16:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to take it easy, at least for a while. i am still doing a job search while i wait to hear back from those two places. my daughter is looking forward to halloween now. she is still deciding what she wants to be for halloween this year. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello.... Read more

  • Insane in the membrane - day 18

    9/25/2014 9:08:57 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Ahhh, the sweetness of smelling your muscles burn. Okay, you might not really smell it, but today's insanity was cardio recovery. It is WONDERFUL because you don't kill yourself with cardio, but some of the work is very much tough. I'm excited though, because I keep getting better at this. I kee... Read more

  • Ups and Downs and Friends

    9/25/2014 8:03:19 AM, by JAMES_IN_VT

    I've had some serious ups and downs lately, mostly downs. Someone here has really been a friend to me, and helped me along. You know who you are. Thank you so much! ... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    9/24/2014 3:00:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like the interview went very well. when i went to check my email this afternoon, i found a reply from a different job i applied for. i will have to do an online typing test and then i will find out if i get that job or not. there are opportunities out there. i am finding that by stepping out ... Read more

  • Insanity Day 17 (awesome!!!)

    9/24/2014 9:38:05 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Pure Cardio is hard. If you don't believe me, play the video. Shaun T even asks, "Is anyone as nervous as me about what is coming?" The answer you should say is a resounding, "YES." The thing is, it's getting easier. It is NOT EASY. I'm betting it will never be EASY, because it is so hard.... Read more

  • Spark Member Inspiration

    9/24/2014 9:26:43 AM, by JENSTRESS

    I would like to thank Spark Member LindaSpangle for this inspiration. Her blog yesterday hit me where it counts (in the brain!)
    idual.asp?blog_id=5785363 Back on July 6, I gave up sugar. All the processed garbage that tends t... Read more

  • Food log #1766

    9/23/2014 10:11:07 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries), whole wheat toast with cream cheese Snack: Multigrain tortilla chips Lunch: Cheese sandwich Snack: a pear Dinner: Rice and peas with jerk chicken ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/23/2014 11:10:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow afternoon. i am going through what i have for it, so i am well prepared. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep. i will go to the job interview tomorrow, from one of my friend's places, who lives closer to where the interview will be. tha... Read more

  • Insanity Day 16

    9/23/2014 9:59:25 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Well, I'm still doing it! And I actually still look forward to it (or how I feel AFTER it). I'm actually blogging this because it helps keep me going. Like you guys care whether or not I finish. (Don't tell me if you don't, I have to keep that thought in my head!) Today was the cardio ci... Read more

  • Food tracking?

    9/23/2014 9:52:45 AM, by JENSTRESS

    This is just a blog to help anyone who questions food tracking or meal planning. I track, and it keeps me on track. And today is the perfect example of HOW. Okay, tonight, my dad, step-mom, sister and brother in law are coming for dinner. After much discussion as what to make, we per... Read more

  • Food log #1765

    9/22/2014 11:21:36 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries), whole wheat toast Lunch: Grilled chicken salad Snack: pistachio nuts Dinner: Cheeseburger ... Read more

  • Thanks BBQs group!

    9/22/2014 11:14:18 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Thanks ladies for the nice comments and having me as the member of the week! It's nice to be a part of such a great group!... Read more

  • it's monday

    9/22/2014 3:47:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter's field trip went very well. now she wants to go on another one. i have a job interview on wednesday afternoon. with a different company in a different part of the city. i am getting caught up on some computer work today. my online course is going very well. i am able to keep up with the... Read more

  • Time Flies....

    9/22/2014 11:09:26 AM, by SILVER_WOLF1221

    So it seems to be a habit of writing a blog about once a month. I really need to get back into that habit, I do enjoy blogging and reading how everyone is doing. So, I have signed up for my own health insurance through my employer, big grown up step for me! They also have this healthy incentiv... Read more

  • Weekend of awesomeness

    9/22/2014 9:24:37 AM, by JENSTRESS

    I thought it was going to be a busy weekend, and it was in some respects. Saturday morning, my mom called and asked me to meet her at the Riverwalk (we have a path that connects a few public parks and it is beautiful) to do some walking. I told my husband I was going, and my little one decided... Read more

  • Insanity, day 15, the insanity begins again!

    9/22/2014 9:01:15 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Today we start all over. Fit Test again. It is funny, because it isn't as hard as the workout, but it isn't exactly easy either. I IMPROVED! Rock on! There is absolutely nothing easy about it, but the time that you go all out with everything, it is pretty awesome to get one or two more ju... Read more

  • Coming soon

    9/22/2014 7:48:21 AM, by WAYSOFGRACE

    This is the week of our move. We get the keys to the rental unit on Friday, and there is so much to do! The new washer and dryer are being delivered on Friday, and the internet connection is also going to be installed that day. Plex and I have discovered that we will need to take the day off ... Read more

  • Food log #1764

    9/21/2014 10:58:53 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries) Lunch: Mac and cheese Snack: tortilla chips Dinner: Indian food: chick pea, green peas and rice... Read more

  • Renaissance Faire photos!

    9/21/2014 10:29:47 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Just a couple of photos from the Renaissance Faire! We had a blast! :-) ... Read more

  • Bathroom behavior- I am not reflecting this

    9/21/2014 7:39:48 PM, by CHARTHESTAR

    Bathroom breakthrough. For those of you that know me and have been following my life at all you will know just what a big breakthrough or transformation or revelation I had today about my attitude and Helene. A brief background for those that donít know my story Helene: She is my lead where I w... Read more

  • it's sunday

    9/21/2014 2:50:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to enjoy! sunny and mild here today. woo hoo! working on some of my homework today, so i can enjoy the rest of my day. all of the birds say hello,hello! my daughter sends hugs! have a wonderful day,all!... Read more

  • Food log #1763

    9/20/2014 10:45:33 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: multigrain bagel with cream cheese Snack: nectarine Lunch: We went to the Renaissance Faire! 1/4 Turkey leg, French fries, frozen lemonade Snack: chocolate mint ice cream Dinner: Falafel... Read more

  • Lost 4.6 lbs this week...

    9/20/2014 10:35:28 PM, by PAZUZURISES

    ... Read more

  • Insanity Day 13

    9/20/2014 3:56:35 PM, by JENSTRESS

    That is two weeks of Insanity DOWN! WA-freaking-HOO! Tomorrow's rest day will feel like HEAVEN. The best part about starting a program like this is how you can notice improving. It is NOT easy, but I get better EVERY time I press play. I'm truly looking forward to finishing this pro... Read more

  • it's saturday

    9/20/2014 2:35:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter finished reading the book that she got out from the library last week. now she is reading another one. i will continue to encourage her love of reading. she has finished a book before me this time. sometimes, we will just sit quietly together and be reading from different books. i treasu... Read more

  • My BLC26 Expectations

    9/19/2014 11:38:37 PM, by JENROSE1973

    As an avid Biggest Loser fan to be able to join a challenge that is similar to the Biggest Loser is both challenging and a joy. My expectations for this journey are the following: 1) To have support and encouragement from my team. 2) To find recipes that will make me have healthier meal... Read more

  • Food log #1762

    9/19/2014 10:00:07 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Peppermint tea, cheese sandwich Lunch: Chicken soup, tortilla chips Snack: Nectarine Dinner: Chicken soup... Read more

  • Food log #1761

    9/19/2014 9:57:21 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, frozen blueberries, spinach, Greek yogurt) Lunch: jerk chicken wrap Snack: almonds Dinner: Cheeseburger with fries... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/19/2014 3:31:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close. i heard from another place where i had applied for a job. they are having interviews next wednesday. so i let them know i am definitely available on wednesday to come for an interview. then i heard from another place that may want to see me for a interview, for a d... Read more

  • Insanity day 12

    9/19/2014 9:00:44 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Today was Cardio Power and Resistance. Whew. Shaun T's biggest thing is to push people to DIG DEEPER. Today, I really dug in. I pushed harder than I have in SO long. I felt SO accomplished when I finished. When Shaun T said, "C'mon y'all, let's GOOOOOO!" I did. I went and pushed a... Read more

  • weigh-in

    9/18/2014 12:46:04 PM, by WIGGLEMETHIN

    this morning weigh-in was a 6oz gain, but that is ok I'm gonna get it back off and then some, I will get under the 250 by the end of the mo.... Read more

  • feeling good

    9/18/2014 12:42:27 PM, by WIGGLEMETHIN

    I have been off track all week. this morning I got up in a good mood and ready to hit the pavement. walked to the capital & back in 14 mins this morning & that is with concurring the big hill, I cut my time by 2 mins from the last time I walked it. I am so ready for the race f... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/18/2014 11:48:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    another day has begun. it is very cool and cloudy here today. i have started to work on my online course. i will work on it a bit every day until i am done. the teacher sends some work online for you to do. then you complete it online and she marks it. my daughter is really looking forward to her f... Read more

  • Insanity 11

    9/18/2014 9:58:07 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Cardio recovery... whew. My legs BURN during that mess. I'm able to do more than I was before, and I suppose that is the goal. I wonder how I'm going to feel when I make it through the entire two months? I needed the recovery day. I'm actually also looking forward to my rest day on Sunday! ... Read more

  • Play it AGAIN? Not this time.

    9/18/2014 9:52:35 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Yesterday was a great day. Lots of days have been great lately, though. Yesterday, however, I had a talk with another Spark member. We talked about how we've gained and lost before. I mentioned how this was the last time for me. They mentioned how they wished they could be that certain. I ... Read more

  • Still keeping on keeping on

    9/18/2014 8:28:35 AM, by STODD251

    So far, heading back to school has really helped me to get some of my habits back on track. I've lost about 10 pounds from my highest weight this summer. I've gotten to the point where I can wear a good portion of the clothes in my closet (although still not totally comfortably at times) I no longer... Read more

  • Food log #1760

    9/17/2014 10:39:16 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, frozen blueberries, spinach, Greek yogurt), whole wheat toast Lunch: Grilled chicken salad Snack: Nectarine Dinner: Jerk chicken wrap... Read more

  • Non-scale victory -my total cholesterol lowered AGAIN! Vegan power!

    9/17/2014 10:08:45 PM, by MSKIZ69

    Days like yesterday are a reminder that is not always about the amount of weight I can lift or mile I can walk(and now run, woohoo!)-that with the family risk factors of heart disease and diabetes that I am lessening my risk even as I grow older. I want to be around for my kids as long as I can with... Read more

  • Fit Bit competition

    9/17/2014 9:51:34 AM, by JENSTRESS

    I don't really talk about my Fit Bit much. I like it, it is a neat little toy but I think what I love most about it is the competition. Oh, don't worry if you haven't heard of this. This competition is just with me and my fit bit. Every day it pops out with a blank slate of me needing to wal... Read more

  • Insanity Day 10

    9/17/2014 8:55:17 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Cardio Circuit is my favorite and least favorite workout, I think. It is hard, and yet, I find myself pushing as hard as I can! I love it. I love the extra circuit at the end with jabs, jacks, uppercuts and everything. Of course, my three year old always says, "You're sweaty mommy!" but I like t... Read more

  • Food log #1759

    9/16/2014 8:02:49 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, frozen blueberries, spinach, Greek yogurt), whole wheat toast Snack: a pear Lunch: Nachos, a nectarine Dinner: Bbq grilled chicken sandwich, corn on the cob, french fries... Read more

  • Insanity day 9

    9/16/2014 11:23:42 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Pure Cardio (again) seriously, why is this so hard!!! It's INSANE! (ha) I know that this is working, and that I'm getting stronger, because I can do more before I need a break (EVERYONE needs a break in this workout, even Shaun T) and I am pushing. This whole thing, it isn't easy. But I know ... Read more

  • Cupcakes? Just say NO

    9/16/2014 11:19:32 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Friday night my little one had the sniffles. Saturday she was really coughing and stuff, and Saturday night she had a fever. Sunday afternoon her fever hit 103+ and even after her nap, she fell asleep for about an hour or so. When she woke, her fever was 101 and falling. She ate and by bedtime, ... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    9/16/2014 10:08:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter told me this morning that she made the cross country team at school! woo hoo! way to go,sweetheart! she has a field trip coming up next monday and she put my name down as a volunteer. knowing my daughter, she was one of the first ones to hand the registration form and fee in this morning... Read more

  • My losing streak

    9/16/2014 7:56:02 AM, by STODD251

    I've been on a roll for the past couple of weeks, moving from the 190s into the 180s made me very happy. Right now, I'm weighing in at 187.8 lbs. I did not eat super super healthily this weekend, but was still able to maintain a loss from Friday and even lose a pound simply by making healthier choi... Read more

  • I can

    9/16/2014 7:25:49 AM, by WAYSOFGRACE

    "When you catch yourself saying "I can't" what you believe will manifest, but fortunately the opposite is also true, when you believe in yourself and are determined positive goals will manifest for you as well. Take your energy and consciously direct it towards positive thoughts and actions at this ... Read more

  • Food log #1758

    9/15/2014 10:21:18 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, frozen fruit, yogurt) Lunch: grilled cheese sandwich Snack: grapes Dinner: Grilled chicken with brown rice... Read more


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  • Sandy Gap Rd 3 MILE Walk

    9/15/2014 6:30:58 PM, by WIGGLEMETHIN

    ,TOTAL,,,, 09/11/14....28.36.6....28.33
    .6.... 58 09/14/14....28.33.1....30.33
    .1.... 59... Read more

  • Insanity day 6,7,8

    9/15/2014 11:04:11 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Day six was good and I pushed through, I really love the program! That was the end of week 1, which really made me feel like I had made it through something major! Day 7 was a rest day, I still worked out a little, but that was not nearly as hard core! Day 8, oh my word. Why on earth is ... Read more

  • The oddities of weight loss

    9/15/2014 11:01:14 AM, by JENSTRESS

    I've had some great NSV's this last week. First, I made it through the first week of Insanity. It is a very hard workout, no doubt, but I am enjoying it through all the sweat. I am pretty stoked that I have made it this far. One of my most favorite workout pants are getting too big. Li... Read more

  • Food log #1757

    9/14/2014 11:37:13 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Fruit Loops cereal, whole wheat toast with butter, Smoothie (banana, frozen fruit, yogurt) Lunch: Jerk chicken with rice and peas Snack: grapes Dinner: Cheese sandwich with tortilla chips ... Read more

  • Food log #1756

    9/14/2014 11:35:28 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 Breakfast: Cheerios with milk Lunch: Grilled chicken sandwich with french fries, chocolate milk shake Dinner: Salad and baked potato with sour cream ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    9/14/2014 3:26:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun. i was able to meet up with my good friend the other night. we are meeting up again this evening. my daughter got the book she was waiting for from the library and she has already read three chapters of it. at the rate she is going, she will have it finished in just over a week.... Read more

  • Birthday Coming Up!

    9/14/2014 11:00:47 AM, by SHARIPAM

    I will be 51 on October 12th, and my goal is to lose 15 lbs by then. It may seem unreasonable to some (or most), but that is what I would like. I would be happy with 10 lbs lost, but my ultimate goal is 15 lbs. Although the ticker on the bottom of my screen does not show it, I had crept all... Read more

  • it's saturday

    9/13/2014 11:57:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am finally getting going on my day. my daughter and her grandma went to the library this morning. she loves to go to the library and encourages both of her grandparents to do the same. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it feels good to not have a specific plan in place for a change,at least for me... Read more

  • Food log #1755

    9/12/2014 11:32:15 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: whole wheat toast with butter Lunch: leftover lasagna Snack: Fruit Loops cereal Dinner: BBQ chicken sandwich, french fries, carrot sticks... Read more

  • Food log #1754

    9/12/2014 11:31:01 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 Breakfast: Smoothie, whole wheat toast Lunch: Grilled chicken sandwich Dinner: Salad... Read more

  • Insanity - what day? Pure Cardio...

    9/12/2014 10:19:04 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Oh. My. Word. Pure Cardio? Pure sweat. Pure, I think I just died but I'm not sure because i'm still sweating kind of workout. THIS is what I thought when I bought Insanity. It was super hard. It didn't make me quit, it made me vow that I will NEVER be out of shape again and that I ... Read more

  • SP member inspired blog - again!!!

    9/12/2014 10:15:06 AM, by JENSTRESS

    KimGetFit1 and DARKKARA both posted blogs today that made me think.
    idual.asp?blog_id=5778471 The latter mentioned that she has lost so much weight now that she sees that when she was at her heaviest, she was nearly invisible to... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/12/2014 9:54:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is just about complete. it is supposed to be raining quite a bit here tomorrow, so i am getting as many outdoor errands done as i can today. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i have not made any weekend plans yet. i will see how it goes each day an... Read more

  • Being positive this week

    9/12/2014 8:57:44 AM, by TDMLUVZSNOOPY

    I started the Fall Challenge with the Done Girls team this week. We log in tomorrow on Being Positive Day. I couldn't wait for tomorrow so I weighed in today and I am a pound below my goal for tomorrow!!!!! All that walking and doing my Oxycise/Body Flex routine has paid off. I have pa... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/11/2014 4:37:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am catching up on some reading today. the weather here yesterday was really rainy and windy. today, it is just windy and it is much cooler outside. my daughter is trying out for the cross country running team at her school, this week. she loves to run, so i encouraged her to go and try out for it.... Read more

  • Update to my entry

    9/11/2014 4:19:11 PM, by TDMLUVZSNOOPY

    Just to let you know that my boss is doing well with his treatments. I saw him yesterday and he looked really good for someone that is going through chemo. I continue to keep him in my prayers. My best friend's dad came home after 6 weeks. Things are a little weird between her and him. She is m... Read more

  • Insanity #4 I'll feel that tomorrow

    9/11/2014 2:16:00 PM, by JENSTRESS

    So, Insanity Day 4 is Cardio Recovery. It is NOT the insane jumping, moving or what not. It is stretching, taking it easy, and MURDERING YOUR LEGS WITH ISOMETRIC AND MOVING SQUATS AND LUNGES. My legs feel fine, TODAY. Tomorrow, I'm pretty sure I'm going to need help sitting. Can't wait to... Read more

  • Another motivation by another member

    9/11/2014 1:58:05 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Yep, thanks Blondedog.
    idual.asp?blog_id=5777883 I've done this again. I didn't lose quite this much, but I did gain it back. I think I might have gotten it this time though. More than two months ago, I started exer... Read more

  • Food log #1753

    9/10/2014 9:47:12 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie, whole wheat toast Lunch: Mac and cheese with steamed broccoli Snack: oatmeal Dinner: Lasagna and 2 garlic knots... Read more

  • Food log #1752

    9/10/2014 9:44:32 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Breakfast: Smoothie Lunch: egg sandwich Snack: Greek yogurt Dinner: Sicilian slice of pizza... Read more

  • surgery wellness update

    9/10/2014 8:52:44 PM, by CHARTHESTAR

    The pain is not gone but is definitely better and way better than the first two days. I couldn't figure out what they had done-- it hurts so bad to bend my knee more than like an inch. Then I forgot about it and bent my knee and the kneecap popped back into place. Just walking in a normal pace... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    9/10/2014 11:04:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to do some errands for me. i was not expecting to see my good friend until this weekend. i got to see him yesterday for a few hours. he is still finalizing his trip plans. i am following up with those places i got in touch with in regard to the women's program i want to get into, today. i appl... Read more

  • Whoa Insanity, Day 3

    9/10/2014 10:50:37 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Today's workout was Cardio Power and Resistance. I really liked this one. No, I can't do all the power jumps Shaun T can do (that's okay) and NO I can NOT do a walking pushup. I can barely do a regular pushup. However, I can keep pushing myself and do the best that I can!!! Plus, there were a f... Read more

  • It really is the LITTLE things (side blog of the day)

    9/10/2014 10:46:51 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Inspired by another SP member blog (
    dual.asp?blog_id=5777085) We DO need to make small goals and BIG goals. Don't just make Onederland your goal, celebrate the small things too! For example, my goal is to start (check) and com... Read more

  • Starting to feel like I'm back on track again

    9/10/2014 9:21:20 AM, by STODD251

    Over the last year, my weight has started to go crazy! In January 2013, I decided to really work at losing weight. I was working out a minimum of twice a week, but often went five times a week. I was eating right. I did hour long strength training sessions with a personal trainer and a friend. By Ju... Read more

  • Words of Wisdom - Temperance

    9/10/2014 7:38:16 AM, by WAYSOFGRACE

    To me, temperance is finding balance, moderation, being on "an even keel" emotionally so that I learn to act and not merely react to my circumstances/emotions. Right now I need to find balance in my life. I don't want to do anything hasty at this time, or I may end up regretting it. Do I need to s... Read more