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  • it's thursday

    10/23/2014 10:02:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to catch up on my online course work as well as getting in some much needed exercise. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will go about my day as usual and if anything comes up,job wise, that i am interested in, then i will go for it. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 46 and a revelation (thanks Blondedog)

    10/23/2014 9:55:22 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Today was Max recovery, but to be fair, I don't know why they even call these workouts recovery workouts. Because we aren't jumping? I sweat, (not as much) but seriously... my muscles get some work!!! My beautiful, amazing, SP friend, Blondedog shared an intimate blog. I loved it because i... Read more

  • Inspiration in all the right places

    10/23/2014 8:44:52 AM, by WAYSOFGRACE

    So no kidding, there I was reading a blog written by a Sparker, when I was reminded of a song my father used to sing when I was a kid. That's when I was hit with inspiration. I'm not saying that the blog I was reading wasn't inspiring, because believe me it was, it just was the first trigger in th... Read more

  • Food log #1795

    10/22/2014 8:53:53 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: none Snack: granola bar Lunch: Chicken breast and sliced apple sandwich, 2 cookies, chai tea Dinner: Cheeseburger with fries. orange juice... Read more

  • a nice day

    10/22/2014 1:51:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i did not get that job. that it was given to someone else. although that happened, i am okay with it. i was told of another opportunity that is for a few days next week. i feel i did really well in the interview. i am getting plenty of interview experience. i even used the int... Read more

  • Day 45 of Insanity... I'm losing it!

    10/22/2014 12:05:12 PM, by JENSTRESS

    My mind? Yes, I might be losing that too. Ha. But I'm losing weight. This I know! It is amazing to me how hard this program is, but also, how 100% worth it it is. I love doing it, especially when I see improvement. You see, here are some things I DID NOT expect. 1 - I can do a push ... Read more

  • Food log #1794

    10/21/2014 10:36:12 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Greek yogurt, Cheerios Snack: popcorn Lunch: Baked ziti Dinner: Cheeseburger with fries... Read more

  • Day 44 and figuring some things out!

    10/21/2014 11:00:22 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Today was Max INterval Training. My hair was so wet from sweat that I barely had any dry spots other than part of my ponytail. The bottom part even gets wet where it hits the rest of my body. SERIOUSLY. DRENCHED. I mentioned that I had apparently (my body) wanted to binge this weekend. So... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/21/2014 10:17:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am ready for the job interview this afternoon. now i am taking some time to just relax. all of the birds say hi. my daughter sends hugs to all! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Food log #1793

    10/20/2014 10:11:55 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Bagel with cream cheese Lunch: salad Dinner: Baked ziti and Italian bread Snack: grapes Dessert: red velvet cake Alot fo leftover food!... Read more

  • Day 43. What the what?

    10/20/2014 11:27:24 AM, by JENSTRESS

    I'm still IN IT! WOW. Week two is starting to be a struggle, but I think that is because I haven't had a good night's sleep in three days. I need more hours of sleep! We have had some odd weather patterns, and I think it is affecting my. My knee gets sore when it gets cold, and It was ach... Read more

  • Photo booth.

    10/20/2014 11:13:13 AM, by CHICHI4322

    This morning I was up making sure my turkey was getting dressed for school, crawled back into the bed and started looking through my phone at old pictures. I don't know about some of you , but I have pictures on my phone from the first day I got the phone. I mean even a picture, when I discovered "... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    10/20/2014 10:20:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out this morning that i have a job interview tomorrow afternoon. woo hoo! i am soo excited about it! it is for a 3 month opportunity, with the possibility of it going 6 months. i am due to hear this week from the place that runs the women's program if i passed both academic assessments or no... Read more

  • Food log #1792

    10/19/2014 5:15:43 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: peppermint tea Lunch: chicken parm, baked ziti, Snack: grapes Dinner: Baked ziti, salad Dessert: red velvet cake... Read more

  • Oh my word... busy busy!!!

    10/19/2014 1:49:28 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Well, I was so busy yesterday I couldn't even find the time to write a blog. I did the final day of week 1 of Phase two of Insanity. That was a rough week. I can't believe how hard and challenging the program gets. It is totally worth it, but it is a HUGE challenge. Three more weeks to go... Read more

  • hurray!

    10/19/2014 12:01:13 PM, by MOMMY445

    i received a thank you card from my good friend who is overseas, for the birthday card i sent to him by email. that made my day! my daughter is at a sleepover and will be back home later this afternoon. we had a wonderful day together. all the birds say hello. one of my other friends is getting the ... Read more

  • Food log #1791

    10/18/2014 9:53:48 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: peppermint tea, butter roll Lunch: chicken parm, baked ziti, salad Snack: grapes Dinner: Baked ziti, red velvet cake ... Read more

  • Food log #1790

    10/18/2014 9:50:16 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Friday, October 17, 2014 Breakfast: Smoothie (bananas, spinach, mangoes, Greek yogurt) Lunch: grilled chicken and broccoli Snack: grapes Dinner: Salad ... Read more

  • Food log #1789

    10/18/2014 9:46:28 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 Breakfast: Smoothie, whole wheat toast Lunch: yogurt, grapes Dinner: rice and peas ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/18/2014 2:00:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    hanging out at the library with my daughter for a while. this morning, we went to see a movie at a community day event at the local cinema. all of the birds say hi. everything is going well for me. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • 40 Days in. HOW?

    10/17/2014 12:49:42 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Today was 40 days into the insanity program. 40! I'm not surprised that I've made it this far, I like the program. I am surprised that I haven't become a puddle of goo! Today's workout was SO hard. It was Max intervals (everything in Phase two is Max. MAX to the MAX.) It is also SO hard... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/17/2014 9:44:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter will know by the end of the day today whether or not she made it on the school volleyball team. i am making progress towards my goals, one day at a time. i will get to my goal weight. i am feeling much better today. all of the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • 17 Spider Bites... :(

    10/17/2014 5:57:32 AM, by PAZUZURISES

    I HATE... HATE.. Spiders... But when I started working at a Haunted Trail.. I knew it was only a matter of time before a spider managed to bite me... I did not expect how much they equally hate me... I was hiding in a great place to scare some people.. Nobody usually expects it.. Since.. You woul... Read more

  • New Horror Movie Review: DEVIL'S HAND (2014)

    10/17/2014 5:48:47 AM, by PAZUZURISES

    Decided to change up my usual review posts by doing a 'Report Card'-style instead... that way nobody risks stumbling upon spoilers www.wtfcinema.com/review
    s/the-devils-hand ... Read more

  • Home Workout Videos

    10/16/2014 9:20:38 PM, by LOVELY-AMANDA

    I was working out this evening and realized that the girls in the Leslie Sansone videos (which I LOVE) NEVER stop smiling. I tried to smile through my workout and I didn't last a minute. I lost my focus too easily. I thought it was hilarious! ... Read more

  • Max Recovery and my tempting day

    10/16/2014 8:20:39 PM, by JENSTRESS

    First, I can't thank all of my spark friends enough for the numerous FANTASTIC suggestions on how to keep control today. It was welcome, wonderful, and so kind! I love this site! Second, max recovery was a ton of great work. I'm pretty sure my back and shoulders will be tight/sore tomorrow. ... Read more

  • Long time no post..

    10/16/2014 4:21:52 PM, by STODD251

    So clearly, life has been busy. I was away in NH for the long weekend. And for the first half of the weekend, I did pretty well. I drank my water, I chose healthier sounding menu items, I limited myself to no more than two drinks a day... I was doing pretty good, but then the second half happened...... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/16/2014 9:48:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter enjoyed the tryout for the volleyball team. she will know by the end of the week if she made it or not. all the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. my allergies are flaring up today, so i am pacing myself throughout the day. i did get a better night's sleep last night. have a great... Read more

  • Food log #1788

    10/15/2014 11:23:36 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie, cheese sandwich Lunch: salad, Greek yogurt Snack: grapes Dinner: Grilled chicken with brown rice... Read more

  • My very first visit with a personal trainer-and not my last!

    10/15/2014 9:37:04 PM, by MSKIZ69

    For all that I love exercise I was a bit nervous before my session today. I made sure to inform her that I do have carpal tunnel and explained just how I normally work out and my vegan diet and my weight loss over the past several years. So what did I get myself into? Lunges lunges lunges-si... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/15/2014 11:31:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am taking it easy today. i had a restless night last night and did not get a full night's sleep. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. one of my friends is just about all set for her move to a small town far from the city. she just has a bit of packing to do and... Read more

  • Insanity 2-3 and tomorrow's stressors

    10/15/2014 10:48:11 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Well, I think I did it. I finally lost my mind. Insanity has broken me! (Or did I break it?) Okay, today's workout was not easy and I'm tired and sore and holy cow my muscles are achy and my legs don't want to move right, but that didn't feel as hard as I scared myself into thinking that it ... Read more

  • Food log #1787

    10/14/2014 9:14:30 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Cheerios, an apple Lunch: Baked chicken with brown rice Snack: grapes Dinner: Leftover chicken... Read more

  • Food log #1786

    10/14/2014 9:12:46 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Monday, October 13, 2014 Breakfast: Smoothie (bananas, spinach, mangoes, pineapple), whole wheat toast Lunch: Grilled chicken sandwich Dinner: Spaghetti with meat sauce... Read more

  • Being an inspriation

    10/14/2014 6:45:12 PM, by CHARTHESTAR

    My daily challenge today was to tell about 3 people who inspired me. 3 People who inspire me: 1. I met last week was a 'young at heart' gentleman who was on his way to ND Hesburg Library to do some research on some old maps he had. He was 93, walked with a cane and was going out to learn somethin... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/14/2014 11:03:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great weekend! now i am back to getting caught up with my computer work and with my course work. my daughter says hi. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Well, that was NOT my smartest move! (and Insanity 2-2)

    10/14/2014 10:47:41 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Oh wow! So, as I am sure many of you mommies know, getting time alone is tough and time with your family is hard, then adding friends into the mix makes it harder. One of my goals lately has been to try to make time for me and my friends. I don't always do this, and it is not something ... Read more

  • Insanity, phase 2 day 1 - HOLY CRAP!

    10/13/2014 12:39:16 PM, by JENSTRESS

    All right. THIS is what everyone was talking about. THIS part of Insanity is truly Insane. Shaun T even warns that he is going to kick our butts during this workout. He does succeed. I feel a little like Rocky when Ivan Drago says, "I must break you." First. You know burpees? The... Read more

  • Food log #1785

    10/12/2014 10:09:58 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (bananas, spinach, mangoes, pineapple), whole wheat toast Lunch: Rice and peas with grilled chicken Snack: honey roasted nuts Dinner: Grilled chicken salad ... Read more

  • Food log #1784

    10/11/2014 11:23:19 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (bananas, spinach, mangoes, pineapple) Lunch: Turkey and cheese sandwich Snack: honey roasted nuts Dinner: Chicken tenders and french fries... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/11/2014 9:57:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy for me. i am catching up on some computer work, then i am outside to enjoy the beautiful weather here. all the birds say hi. my daughter is busy reading a book she got out the other day from the library. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • BLC26 WEC Week 4: Having a Bad Day

    10/11/2014 8:33:07 AM, by JENROSE1973

    youtu.be/wIm-tMAktTo It is inevitable that there will be days that aren't as happy as others and this is what my plan is if I am having a bad day so I can get back on track. 1) Breathing... breathe in breathe out while counting to 10. 2) Sing a song that makes m... Read more

  • Food log #1783

    10/10/2014 10:29:48 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Cheerios Lunch: Turkey sandwich Snack: almonds Dinner: Spaghetti with meat sauce... Read more

  • Bored with it already!!!

    10/10/2014 10:49:55 AM, by JENSTRESS

    I think I have figured out my motivation (or determination?) sapper. Monotony. I discovered that I like to change things up in my workouts. I don't care what kind of workout it is, it could be my favorite one, but if it feels monotonous, then I can barely pull myself out of bed to do it. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/10/2014 9:45:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    the start of a long weekend. got my laundry done the other day. my daughter is really looking forward to thanksgiving on monday. she really enjoys that holiday every year. i am also caught up on my course work, so i can get to really enjoy the long weekend here. all the birds say cheep,cheep. have a... Read more

  • Food log #1782

    10/9/2014 10:08:05 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Multigrain Cheerios, cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce Snack: grapes Dinner: Turkey and cheese sandwich on Italian bread... Read more

  • Recovery - and AWESOME NSV

    10/9/2014 1:27:15 PM, by JENSTRESS

    So, as I mentioned in yesterday's blog, I was not going to have any cake or ice cream. I succeeded. I didn't even really feel bad, because I wasn't hungry, and I'm particular on my cakes. I don't love chocolate cake unless I make it. I also have become great at making buttercream frosting. ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/9/2014 12:13:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    getting caught up with my laundry today. my daughter and all the birds say hi. i am feeling a bit better than i was earlier this week. i am pacing myself today, so i have the energy to focus and do well on two academic assessments tomorrow afternoon. have a fantastic day,everyone!... Read more

  • only ONE pound? :(

    10/9/2014 12:07:53 AM, by UNCOMMONANGEL

    I did my weigh in, and only down one pound... after being too good with my nutrition... after walking the pups TWICE today, and walking for hours at work. I ordered the Spark activity tracker, and am now waiting for it to arrive... what time is it now? lol (just ordered it 15min ago, so I guess i... Read more

  • Food log #1781

    10/8/2014 10:39:59 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Cheerios Lunch: Turkey and cheese sandwich on Italian bread Snack: an apple Dinner: Spaghetti with meat sauce... Read more

  • a busy day

    10/8/2014 5:45:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an orientation session this afternoon for the women's program i want to get into. i also did a questionnaire and i will do an academic assessment for the same program this friday. my daughter says hi and that her cross country meet went very well. i will tackle my laundry tomorrow, when i will... Read more

  • Another day down, another day forward

    10/8/2014 11:03:04 AM, by JENSTRESS

    THis recovery week is so fantastic. It is hard and sweaty, not as much as before, but a great break in between the two phases. However, if I were an animal that flew, I would have to walk, because my shoulders are INSANE. (it is just a LOT of shoulder stuff) Today is a great day. Today... Read more

  • Fall is in the air

    10/8/2014 8:20:46 AM, by STODD251

    I love the clean crisp air of the fall months. I've walked to school every day this school year so far, and it has been so great to get that little bit of time outside in the morning. Granted, I do live less than half a mile from the school.. so some people might walk farther from a parking lot to t... Read more

  • Food log #1780

    10/7/2014 10:10:10 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (bananas, spinach, blueberries, frozen mangoes), oatmeal with chopped apples Lunch: Turkey and cheese sandwich Italian bread Dinner: Spaghetti with meat sauce... Read more

  • Recovery day 2 - changes in positivity

    10/7/2014 10:57:13 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Man, 4 more days of Core cardio and balance. I do not know if my hip flexors will be able to take it!!! AAAAHHHH! Okay, I feel better now. Yesterday, for some reason, I thought this was easier than I feel it was today! I have NO idea why. Was I still sleeping? I hope tomorrow to do a ... Read more

  • a beautiful fall day

    10/7/2014 10:14:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    my good friend made it safely overseas. now comes the chance for the siblings to spend some time together in one place. i got to meet his sister the other day. she is a wonderful lady. he has another sister and a beautiful daughter of his own. they are a close knit family. my daughter had practice f... Read more

  • Strength

    10/7/2014 7:31:26 AM, by WAYSOFGRACE

    Thank you for the anniversary goodies and wishes! It was a good night last night with my hubby, and a very amusing one. People think that we should have gone out and done something special, or had a private night at home. Well, we are both a bit more practical than most people. We went out last ... Read more

  • Food log #1779

    10/6/2014 11:07:24 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (bananas, spinach, blueberries, frozen mangoes) Snack: candy apple Lunch: Large fruit salad Snack: grapes and pistachio nuts Dinner: Turkey and cheese sandwich with pickles on sesame Italian bread ... Read more

  • Food log #1778

    10/6/2014 11:05:14 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Sunday, October 05, 2014 Breakfast: Smoothie, whole wheat toast with mozzarella cheese Lunch: Spaghetti and meat sauce, salad Snack: apple Dinner: Grilled chicken with brown rice ... Read more

  • For October: So Far, So Good

    10/6/2014 9:16:01 PM, by STRONGERLEANER

    October, for health, is not going too badly. I''ve been bad about logging things but I've been active and I'm doing better with the fruits and vegetables again. I really need to get more sleep, though. I've got a headache today. What I've typed so far is about all I can handle for t... Read more

  • I have to wear WHAT?!?!

    10/6/2014 7:00:32 PM, by FLOWERLILLY_777

    So hello spark people out there. Yes I am back AGAIN. I have let myself gain back the 50 wonderful pounds I lost. I lost sight of where I was and let myself get back to the larger unhappier and Way unhealthier me. So what made me finally stop and say "Hey your getting too big... again"? I got a prom... Read more

  • Day 29 - Nice!

    10/6/2014 3:35:32 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Core Cardio and balance is what this "recovery week" workout is every day. It wasn't exactly what I had expected, but it was fun, and WOW. There was about half of the insanity type stuff, and half of the recovery type stuff. I think that it is a great plan in this, that they have ... Read more

  • it's monday

    10/6/2014 12:05:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like i may have come down with a slight cold. so i am taking it easy again today. my good friend will be leaving later this afternoon to go overseas for a few months. i will definitely miss him and told him so. i got to briefly talk to him a while ago. my daughter was a bit under the weather ... Read more

  • Planning for the weekend

    10/6/2014 8:32:34 AM, by STODD251

    This weekend, I am heading up to North Conway with Brett and my parents. Brett has met my parents several times, but this will be the first time that we all go away together. Brett loves trains and my father has been wanting to take the Notch train up there during foliage season. So, that's what we'... Read more

  • Interesting...

    10/5/2014 4:14:54 PM, by JENSTRESS

    So, today has been crazy. I've run even more errands and taken the teen shopping to spend some birthday money she got in the mail from relatives. Little one took a nap on the way home, and slept for a little bit on me once we got home. It was nice to have some snuggle time. So, as I'... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/5/2014 2:00:09 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy for me today. my daughter is at a birthday party this afternoon. she looks forward to going whenever she gets invited to one. i got to spend a lot of time with her yesterday. all of the birds say hi. my good friend is just about ready to go overseas tomorrow. only has a few mor... Read more

  • BLC26 Resilient

    10/5/2014 9:08:26 AM, by JENROSE1973

    Week 3 of WEC: Write a blog about a past disappointment, mistake, or missed opportunity. Did you rebound and get back into the game quickly? What did you do right as you dealt with the experience? How would you change your choices/behaviors if you went through the experience a... Read more

  • Food log #1777

    10/4/2014 11:31:59 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Cheerios, Greek yogurt Lunch: Leftover grilled chicken with yellow rice and peas Snack: almonds Dinner: Salad ... Read more

  • Phase ONE Complete!

    10/4/2014 7:59:11 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I'm having the best day! My Irish took home a win, and I finished phase 1 of Insanity. I deserved a reward!! (I had promised myself one after each phase of insanity was completed) My old rewards were sugary sweet "bad" foods. My new reward was a brand new (to me) hair color! ... Read more

  • Food log #1776!

    10/3/2014 10:06:42 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: salt fish with butter beans and fried dumplings (from a Jamaican restaurant) Lunch: grilled chicken with yellow rice and peas Snack: almonds Dinner: Leftover rice and peas... Read more

  • Food log #1775

    10/3/2014 10:01:06 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries), Cheerios Lunch: turkey and cheese sandwich Snack: Almonds Dinner: rice and peas ... Read more

  • Status

    10/3/2014 11:17:07 AM, by MOCHA2470

    I feel like I am in a rut. My "status" is always the same. Walking my dog, going to the gym...Honestly, my life is not very exciting. If you look at my FB page the only place I check in is the gym. Which I guess is a good thing. Honestly, I am happy with my life. I have a loving and supportive... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/3/2014 10:04:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! tomorrow my daughter and i are pretty much spending the day together. we do that at least once a week. a day with just the two of us together. it is sunny here this morning. there is a chance of rain here this afternoon. that is okay. bring it on! all of the birds are do... Read more

  • Day26 - Phew

    10/3/2014 9:10:03 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Pure cardio is so hard. I love the workout, not as much as the others, but I do love it, but it is HARD. However, the one thing that this whole journey is teaching me is the just go with the challenge. I have a new one. My boss quit. I LOVED my boss. He was an AWESOME boss. Yeah, he w... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/2/2014 10:58:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful day has begun. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well. i have a mix of tasks to get done today. i am taking a break now before i do some more of them. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 25 Cardio Recovery

    10/2/2014 9:52:24 AM, by JENSTRESS

    I've been talking a lot lately about what I keep discovering about myself during this journey that I haven't ever learned before. Here is one that I LOVED learning. Workout programs that are long term are hard for me. I'm doing Insanity right now and loving it, but I have done others and had ... Read more

  • 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