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  • Back on track

    2/6/2016 11:06:55 AM, by STACYDICK1981

    I as sit here I just wonder what happened to this last week. How did I not stay on track? I did not track consistently.... I did not eat well... No exercise.... I can't sleep enough... Ugh.. Well today is a new day and I will work towards getting back on track... Read more

  • Recovery after Surgery Day 9...

    2/5/2016 11:11:27 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Today, I had a follow-up appointment with my surgeon... Or should I say it was a walk-in, quick glance at the surgical area, re-bandage with instructions to come back in 10 days. It was literally a 5-minute appointment (if that). Talking with his assistant, I was told that I can gradually retur... Read more

  • Hapoy Friday

    2/5/2016 5:01:00 PM, by MLIEN913

    One week down and 3 to go. I may not hsve hit my goal weight for today but at least it held steady. That just means to work harder and eat smarter over the next few weks do I can hit the next goal.... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/5/2016 8:00:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! time to unwind and relax for me and my daughter. all of the birds say hi. i will be trying an exercise dvd later on in the afternoon,as i have just a half day at work today. it is one that i got from the library. it is to do with the sweatin' to the oldies videos that we... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery Day 8...

    2/4/2016 7:07:42 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Woke up early... Exercised... Ate breakfast a half hour later. Completed a few things on my 'To Do List' before heading off to the clinic for a follow-up appointment with my oncologist. Arriving home, I ate a healthy lunch; then walked room to room pruning, fertilizing, & watering the house plants.... Read more

  • That little voice.

    2/4/2016 4:24:15 PM, by JENSTRESS

    He is jerk, that voice. He keeps telling me I'm not making any progress. I started to believe him today. His whispers. His snide remarks. Then something happened. I caught a side glimpse of myself in the mirror. There was a difference. It wasn't just what I was wear... Read more

  • Today is a good day

    2/4/2016 12:55:36 PM, by MLIEN913

    I've had a few slip ups this week; binge eating fruit and popcorn mostly. Part of the problem is emotions while part is due to blinding migraines. I've been on meds for it for a year now but they are back, mostly at night. I have an appointment to see my doctor in a month to see if we need to adju... Read more

  • what a beautiful day

    2/4/2016 9:11:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    it looks like this job will just go for this week. that is fine with me. i have an interview set up for next week for a full time job. my daughter says hi and sends hugs to all of mommy's friends. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery Day 7...

    2/3/2016 1:51:56 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Starting today, I have off of work for the next 3 days; returning to work on Saturday. With today being a day off with no place to go, my main focus is on completing a 'low-impact' workout, completing my taxes, 'light' cleaning (due to the lifting & vigorous activity restrictions) and getting t... Read more

  • Dealing with frustration

    2/3/2016 1:24:41 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Well, I hit frustrations. I don't know why I get so frustrated. I keep thinking that I'm not making enough progress. (This isn't true) I've only been back at this for a month. I've made HUGE progress in this month. I'm not sure of the weight loss, but it has been at least 10 pounds, ... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday

    2/3/2016 11:13:51 AM, by CELESTE1102

    Have an old friend over for a visit last night... So needed that! In a great frame of mind today! Weather is beautiful and getting ready for my trip to Waco... Going to be a great day... Read more

  • Not feeling well today

    2/3/2016 10:55:55 AM, by MLIEN913

    I did pretty well yesterday until 9pm. At that point the earing beast raised its ugly head. Happily I ate a pear but the beast wanted more. I ate an entire bag of dried papaya and pineapple mix; about 4oz. Needless to say my stomach is in agony this morning. I'm drinking extra water and getting on... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery Days 5 & 6...

    2/2/2016 7:18:08 PM, by WIGIRL74

    It's amazing how busy one can be with limitations due to medical reasons... Started off both yesterday & today with a low-impact morning chair workout. Then ate a healthy breakfast before completing another 5 things on my 'To-Do List' before heading off to work. I work in the bakery depart... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/2/2016 12:13:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got the job! i start tomorrow and it goes until next wednesday! woo hoo! i am soooooo excited and happy! it has been a really long time since i last worked and i am relieved that i finally got a job. my good friend treated me out to dinner the other day to celebrate the good news. i definitely did... Read more

  • Workout review - life and hammering

    2/2/2016 10:11:21 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Hammer and Chisel is a great program. Do you like lifting weights? This is a weight-centric routine. There are only maybe 2 workouts in the 14 workouts that don't use weights. Do you need a modifier? This probably isn't best for you. Yes, we all know various modifications for some ex... Read more

  • And so it begins

    2/1/2016 1:31:51 PM, by MLIEN913

    Feb 1st and a new journey begins. Jan didn't have any major loses but I'm in this for the long haul so I'm not discouraged. Today is a new day and another chance to keep strong. I may not have support from my family but I have G-d and SparkPeople on my side. I will make a difference.... Read more

  • Making the right choices for me

    2/1/2016 1:18:13 PM, by JENSTRESS

    As I keep going in the journey, I find it hilarious how so many people want to tell me what I SHOULD be doing with my health. (I'm actually doing pretty well) but I am sure they are excited about some things and etc. SO, my update goes like this. 1 month into the new year, this is what ha... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/1/2016 8:37:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new day and a new month have begun! off to a fresh start for me today. i like to change things up when a new month starts. i do have some errands to run today. then i will get outdoors and enjoy the rest of the day. all the birds say cheep,cheep! my daughter says hi! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery: Day 4

    1/31/2016 8:02:03 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Yesterday was my first day back to work after surgery... Everyone was happy to see me back & more than happy to help me out as needed. The day went way too fast. Meeting up with my friend (we carpool) we headed off to the Bradley Center (arena) in the city for the hockey game. What a game it wa... Read more

  • End of January

    1/31/2016 7:33:29 PM, by STACYDICK1981

    Today is the last day of January! I have looked back on the month. Some things have been great and some have not! Beginning the month off I choked pretty severely and had some muscle issues following that. So was not able to exercise much or eat much of anything. I was able to continue not drinking ... Read more

  • January farewell

    1/31/2016 7:23:31 PM, by MLIEN913

    Well, today is the last day of January. It's been a rough month weightless wise. I haven't met my goal yet but that the end. February will be a busy month. I'll have to be more vigilant with exercise and eating. So far I've been good at buying more fruits and vegetables. I'm also getting better at c... Read more

  • it's saturday

    1/30/2016 1:04:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had another interview yesterday for a different job. if i get this one, i would start next wednesday and go for at least a week. things are looking up even more for me now. my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery: Day 3

    1/30/2016 9:06:01 AM, by WIGIRL74

    Today's the day... I return back to work w/ note in hand from the doctor listing my restrictions. I can hardly wait to see everyone! After work, I'm venturing out to hang out with friends... Cannot wait to see them either. Because we are going to the arena for a hockey game tonight, I will ha... Read more

  • Super Saturday

    1/29/2016 10:13:36 PM, by CELESTE1102

    Great day with my Mary Kay pals and on to dinner with my sis and best friend. Stayed on track today!... Read more

  • Feeling anxious

    1/29/2016 5:40:51 PM, by MLIEN913

    I've been waiting to hear if I will be a part of a local Renaissance faire this year. My husband and I have been with this show for 6 years so far. As the days pass I fear we are not being brought back this year. This makes me very sad because doing this show is a great way for me to bring happiness... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery: Day 2

    1/29/2016 2:46:08 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Stil no pain which is a great thing. With little to do today, I decided it was time to (finally) get organized... Yes, I use a calendar to keep track of appointments; but I needed a weekly 'To Do' list so I get more things accomplished around the house. Thus, I not only created a list; I includ... Read more

  • Let them eat bread!

    1/29/2016 1:40:19 PM, by JENSTRESS

    A friend of mine from college shared this with me. She is a dietician, and has a lot of initials after her name to show how much she knows about nutrition. She eats very healthy. Oprah is in the news because she is on the weight watchers plan. She is thrilled she can eat things tha... Read more

  • Exercise with Ingress Tonight

    1/28/2016 5:30:40 PM, by PAZUZURISES

    I'm planning on waiting out the 2 hour traffic going home by walking around town playing ingress.. last time i walked 6 miles by the time i was done.. i just wish it wasn't so cold...... Read more

  • Recovery After Surgery: Day 1

    1/28/2016 2:30:32 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Yesterday, I had an in-office (reconstruction) surgical procedure that lasted only about an hour. Amazingly there was no pain during the procedure & after. Because of the nature of the surgery & the stitches, I have a 10 lb lifting restriction & limit on activities (nothing that will elevate my hear... Read more

  • Week from....

    1/28/2016 2:09:05 PM, by STACYDICK1981

    Last Thursday was the last day I felt decent. I woke up Friday morning feeling like I had swallowed razor blades all night long. I took the kids to school then went straight to get some cold medicine and back to bed. That's how I spent almost a whole week. I did go to a walk in clinic Saturday and t... Read more

  • Kept all my goals for this month... So far...

    1/27/2016 6:53:51 PM, by PAZUZURISES

    Got a little tricky during the blizzard.. But still got in my cardio..... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/27/2016 3:38:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel that the job interview went well. i will know in a few days whether or not i get this job. i am continuing to look in the meantime. my daughter says hi. today, she is going to the local library, which is holding some kind of minion thing. she is big into minions and anything even remotely min... Read more

  • 10 Long Days...

    1/27/2016 11:26:32 AM, by WIGIRL74

    Today, I am having an in-office surgical procedure at the clinic. Planning ahead for this, I ate a healthy breakfast and found the time to squeeze in a 30-minute workout before packing up to leave. Today was the last day of a 'regular' workout (that elevates the heart) for the next 10 days. The... Read more

  • Temptation... Temptation... Temptation...

    1/26/2016 9:05:17 PM, by WIGIRL74

    I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but I work at a small, local family-owned grocery store in the bakery department; so I'm around sweets, bread, etc. on a daily basis. Believe it or not, that's not the problem. Being around sweets and bread 24/7 has actually lessened my cravings. No, my... Read more

  • The germs that do not want to leave

    1/26/2016 5:20:17 PM, by STACYDICK1981

    I feel like I will never get back to normal. I just want a regular meal. Chicken noodle soup, jello, and mashed potatoes are not getting it anymore....... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/26/2016 7:52:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild and slightly rainy day here today. the weekend i just relaxed with my daughter. today i have some errands to do and some course work to get caught up on. all of the birds say hi. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • I survived the restaurant challenge...

    1/25/2016 8:05:24 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Well, we (my friend & I) didn't end up at the local diner for dinner as I had anticipated. Instead, it was off to Ponderosa (one of those buffet type places) which was great because I could easily eat a larger selection of foods while focusing on smaller portions. So, how did I do? I was 10 cal... Read more

  • Tough day...

    1/25/2016 2:03:50 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Today is a tough day for me... My biggest challenge yet. Spending the day with a friend who eats out constantly... She hates cooking & will not let anyone else cook; thus meals are either something (quick) frozen from the freezer (i.e. TV dinner, pizza, etc.), something from the refrigerator (i... Read more

  • Chiseling myself out

    1/25/2016 10:14:51 AM, by JENSTRESS

    So, Hammer and Chisel is probably a favorite of all the workout programs I've done. It is hard. It is also worth it. I'm starting the 4th week today. I'm 21 days in. Yesterday's workout was making me question my desire to finish it (it was hard and I felt off) so I measure my stomach.... Read more

  • Snow Day and other things

    1/25/2016 8:55:06 AM, by WAYSOFGRACE

    We had snow over the weekend here in NC. More accurately, we had rain, which then turned to sleet and freezing rain, which then turned to snow, then back to freezing rain. My lawn is completely covered still today with that white stuff, and I could ice skate in my driveway (it's a completely smoot... Read more

  • Hello... My name is... And I'm a text messaging addict.

    1/24/2016 5:25:28 PM, by WIGIRL74

    I never thought I would actually say this because for as long as I've owned a cell phone (I purchased my first one in 2000) I've seldom ever sent / received text messages. For some reason, this all changed about 2 weeks ago. A good friend of mine moved from the United States to Toronto ... Read more

  • Today

    1/24/2016 10:52:58 AM, by STACYDICK1981

    Today will be a better day!! I am still not feeling the greatest but I can do at least one thing to help towards reaching my goals... Read more

  • Battle of the Luncheon...

    1/23/2016 9:46:24 PM, by WIGIRL74

    This morning, I attended a funeral (with luncheon to follow). The funeral was 'simple'... Nice... No over the top floral arrangements, decent music, etc. Leaving the church, it was off to a local restaurant (known for steak & ribs) for the luncheon; which lasted appx. 4 hours... That's 4 hours ... Read more

  • day 2

    1/23/2016 5:50:47 PM, by STACYDICK1981

    I tested positive for Strep. I have barely ate today. Hopefully tomorrow I feel human again... Read more

  • Today

    1/22/2016 8:29:36 PM, by STACYDICK1981

    I have not eaten nor exercised at all today... I feel terrible. I wasn't even going to get on the app today. But I am trying to be accountable... Read more

  • Hello... My name is... I'm a social media addict.

    1/22/2016 5:31:51 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Social media... Is it really a good thing? Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. I love it all... And can easily lose track of time when logged in. I got to the point where I was able to spend all my time (when not at work) online on some social media website (daily). This was me ... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/22/2016 8:11:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    i was a bit restless last night. i feel a bit tired now. i will take it easy and not do too much today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • 'No pain... No gain...' (Another false assumption)

    1/21/2016 5:16:04 PM, by WIGIRL74

    'No pain... No gain...' I've heard it many times through the years. Yet, this is not always true. Although people benefit from exercising, they should never experience a sudden, sharp pain. A dull muscle ache... Maybe. But, never sharp pain. Sudden, sharp pain is a person's body telling them th... Read more

  • What is a rest day?

    1/21/2016 1:19:33 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I got into a discussion with a friend today about rest days. He said we had to have rest days. I don't disagree. However, I think rest days are defined differently by different people. The best that I have read is that we don't exactly need "rest days." We need low impact activity day... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/21/2016 8:48:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly sunny day here today. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • breakfast

    1/21/2016 5:14:47 AM, by STACYDICK1981

    I feel like I am constantly eating the same thing everyday for breakfast. Banana and mini multigrain bagel. My mornings are already jammed packed so I am not sure how to switch things up!! I am going to work on that this coming week... Read more

  • Getting Hubby on board

    1/21/2016 12:20:36 AM, by MICHELLEARJES

    Cory has mentioned a couple times in the last week that he is ready to make some changes and lose weight. I don't want to push too hard but I know that we will be more successful if we do this together.... Read more

  • Restaurant challenge...

    1/20/2016 5:47:56 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Ok, I'll admit it... I eat out with friends about 1x per week. We go to a small, family owned diner in the heart of the city. Knowing restaurant foods tend to be high in carbs & calories, I try to focus on vegetables and grilled foods. My favorite is the grilled chicken sandwich w/ a side sala... Read more

  • Workout review time

    1/20/2016 3:43:03 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Well. I used to post about workouts I would do, because some people might be interested, and because it helps me track my own progress. Right now, I'm 2.5 weeks into a new program. It is called Hammer and Chisel and it is by beachbody. What I had discovered in my fitness journey is that ... Read more

  • Progress

    1/20/2016 12:38:20 PM, by CELESTE1102

    I know the photo doesn't come up completely but whoa...I'd say a bit of progress from September! Thinks I'll keep this up for motivation!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/20/2016 9:11:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to just relax and enjoy for me. i am taking a much needed day to just relax. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Sticking to my plan

    1/20/2016 5:04:13 AM, by STACYDICK1981

    Today I will stick to my plan of exercising and eating healthy!! I seem to slip at night eating wise. I need to find something to occupy my time so I am not tempted to binge eat... Read more

  • Hydrate hydrate hydrate

    1/19/2016 8:24:56 PM, by CELESTE1102

    Caught a cold from my bed all day. Finding it difficult to drink and stay hydrated...on track tho!... Read more

  • Winter heat wave...

    1/19/2016 3:20:54 PM, by WIGIRL74

    At long last my hometown in central Wisconsin has been hit by a heat wave with temps rising to a whole whopping 11 degrees Fahrenheit! To celebrate, I not only bundled up to go outside to get the mail; but actually walked down to the end of the street & back. Staying inside the remainder of the... Read more

  • Eating right... what is that?

    1/19/2016 12:32:20 PM, by JENSTRESS

    As I'm here, eating right, learning, changing, I realize that so many things give you so much conflicting advice. Low Carb Low Fat No Meat All Meat Vegan Pescatarian Vegetarian That is just a FEW. How do you choose? Here is what I do. I choose what works for me for the RE... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/19/2016 10:47:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    laundry day here today. getting caught up with the laundry. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends and that she is feeling better. i now have two less online courses to work on. two are finished. i got into a different one that starts in march and i will know about two others the first week o... Read more

  • half full or half empty

    1/19/2016 6:46:57 AM, by STACYDICK1981

    In the past I have been very negative towards myself and have always look at the glass half empty. But starting now if I want to be successful in this weight loss journey. I need to start looking at it half full!! So starting today I will be a positive influence on myself... Read more

  • Exercise

    1/18/2016 9:10:06 PM, by MLIEN913

    I've just gotten the Hip Hop Abs dvds. Tomorrow will be day one of the program. Oddly, I just accidentally clicked on an infomercial for Shaun T's new Cize program. That looks really exiting too. As much as I want to do that program too I know not to press my luck. I suffer severe arthritis in my... Read more

  • Help me Jesus!

    1/18/2016 8:27:33 PM, by CELESTE1102

    I'm back, one more time... And determined to do this with God's help. Divorce pending, so sad... The situation not me. Lord I lay it at your feet !... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/18/2016 8:07:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    a really cold day here today. my daughter was all bundled up for school this morning and so was i. i have to go back out in the cold later on to run a few errands. then i will be in for the rest of the day. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Binge Distractions

    1/18/2016 6:57:36 AM, by STACYDICK1981

    Exercise, Read a book or magazine, drink water, clean, stretch... Read more

  • False Assumptions...

    1/16/2016 10:25:46 PM, by WIGIRL74

    People are always telling me how great I look and ask what my 'weight loss' secret is. There is no 'secret' per say because I dropped 17 lbs between my last 2 surgeries last summer... The 1st surgery being plastic (reconstructive) surgery, the 2nd (unexpected) gall bladder surgery (I had gall stones... Read more

  • More time

    1/16/2016 8:32:46 PM, by TOKENFATGUY

    I was looked at my wife. For the first time, I saw the tiniest bit of age around her eyes. I didn't care. But I thought about the time we had been together. I thought about the time we had left. I really wish we had more time. I thought about my health and the poor choices I had made.... Read more

  • Helping others

    1/15/2016 11:46:04 PM, by STACYDICK1981

    I helped sign my dear friend up for Spark People tonight!! At a basketball game!!!... Read more

  • Multi-Tasking for the hockey fan...

    1/15/2016 11:30:07 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Ok, I'm obsessed with ice hockey... I'll openly admit it. I even have season tickets. As the hockey season kicked off last October, I came up with a great way to multi-task & squeeze in exercising. 1) When at the arena for home games, jump up and cheer as much as possible (wave throw towels, ri... Read more

  • Doing it

    1/15/2016 1:25:08 PM, by JENSTRESS

    So, I am really starting to feel it, like I'm here the right way. I've felt it before. I know a lot of us have. A fellow sparker said in a blog she was afraid of being destined to yo yo. I know how she feels, because that is what I have been in the past. Why I think I'm going to be succ... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/15/2016 9:37:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    a not as cold day here today. there is a chance of rain this afternoon and tonight. that is okay with me and my daughter. i am taking it easy today. yesterday, i was out for quite a bit of the day. i just need to do a few things that the doctor asked me to do, and then go from there. i will go out l... Read more

  • The Weekend Ahead

    1/15/2016 9:20:53 AM, by KATIEASP

    I think I'm going to do a full "eat clean" weekend. I deserve it, and I am excited about it :)... Read more

  • Kicked Cancer... Moving On...

    1/14/2016 4:33:03 PM, by WIGIRL74

    Wow... It's been like forever since I have been here. Yet, it's good to be back; although my goals have now changed. In October 2013, 3 weeks after my 39th b-day, I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast Cancer. According to my oncologist, he never saw a case like mine because: 1) I had no symptoms ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/14/2016 3:14:52 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a job interview this morning. if i get this job, i would start working next week. i am looking forward to working again, whenever that may happen. in the meantime, i am enjoying some much needed down time. my daughter is feeling a bit better today and went to school. all of the birds say cheep... Read more

  • Started the New Year off with a bang!

    1/13/2016 7:43:38 PM, by SILVER_WOLF1221

    As the year ended I spent my New Years Eve at work and then spent the rest of the night at home. I woke up the next day to the worst cramping I've felt in a long time, I had just gotten off my monthly so I assumed I was having some extra cramping. Well, it didn't go away and it started to make me na... Read more

  • Today!!

    1/13/2016 7:31:21 PM, by STACYDICK1981

    I have had a great day!! I got all my water in. Ate good meals and stayed under on calories. I am getting ready to get on the bike. I haven't wanted to snack this evening!!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/13/2016 9:39:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get fully caught up in two of my online courses. my daughter did really well with her presentation at school the other day. i do not have much planned for today. i will see how the day goes one part at a time. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it is lightly snowing here now. it did snow yes... Read more

  • My Diet is Better Than Yours

    1/13/2016 9:24:16 AM, by JENSTRESS

    No, it isn't. Don't be offended!!! My Diet is Better Than Yours is a new tv show! It is on ABC, and Shaun T, (My favorite video trainer/the bane of my existence) is the host. It is an interesting premise. Five people pick 5 trainers to help them lose weight. The trainers have a diet ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/12/2016 8:18:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    one of my online courses just finished the other day. another one finishes this week. then i can focus on the newest online course and the others that are still ongoing. my daughter had a project to present at school this morning and she was ready to go. it is snowing steadily here and it is not as ... Read more

  • Monday!!

    1/11/2016 6:02:14 PM, by STACYDICK1981

    Today has been a great day!!!! I woke up early and was able to stay on track all day food wise and I was even able to get some exercise in!!! I am going to stay on track all day!!!... Read more

  • Ch-ch-changes

    1/11/2016 1:23:33 PM, by JENSTRESS

    David Bowie died. He was so talented, I was such a fan. I don't normally get that upset about celeb deaths. Maybe it was because we shared a birthday, (not the year) but, it was special because I was such a fan. Regardless, I'm making changes. Good ones. I am still not eating sugar, but with... Read more

  • HIT exercise

    1/11/2016 12:29:09 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today I tried a new twist on my elliptical. I tried the HIT method of 20 second bursts with 10 seconds of rest/slower movement. I have say that I liked it. Those 20 second bursts got me past that point, where I normally want to quit, much faster. My heart rate was great and my breathing is stronger... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/11/2016 9:08:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    a really cold day here today. i will go out later for a walk,after i get some course work and house work done. my daughter was all bundled up for school this morning. i will do so again when i go out for a walk. she enjoys spending some time with me in the mornings, before school starts. i have a fo... Read more

  • Sunday

    1/10/2016 8:32:21 AM, by STACYDICK1981

    I love waking up to snow on the ground!! It actually feels like winter now. This has been a very mild winter here in Indiana. Just got the message church is cancelled so I am relaxing a little before I get to laundry. Today I will also work on goal setting for this week.... Read more

  • Another day

    1/9/2016 9:40:23 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today started off slowly. I slept until nearly noon which isn't normal for me. Once I woke up completely though I was off and running. Cleaning the house, shopping, taking the dog for a bath, etc. Sadly I forgot to eat until 7pm. Now I'm busy trying to drink all my water before midnight. I got my ... Read more

  • When life gives you lemons

    1/9/2016 9:20:39 AM, by DOINGNOTTRYING

    ...when life gives you lemons...make a warm drink with water and a bit of local honey....every morning. And since sometimes life is rough..more lemons...juice an inch of a lemon with an apple for delish lemonade. I add a shot of wheatgrass to that. Wheatgrass benefits in a palatable form!... Read more

  • Weekend

    1/9/2016 8:09:23 AM, by STACYDICK1981

    I am going to stay on track this weekend as well as getting a lot accomplished. I will get my exercise in as well!... Read more

  • NSV

    1/8/2016 9:03:52 AM, by WAYSOFGRACE

    Couple of NSV's for me. 1) When the doctor gave me a cortisone shot in my shoulder (it's been bugging me for a month), I asked about weight training and resistance training. He said not for the next two weeks. My response to him was "Oh ok, I'll just do cardio and work out my legs and abs in... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/8/2016 8:19:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter did really well at her dental checkup the other day. she does not have to go for another checkup for six months. she actually likes going to the dentist she has. today is catch up on housework day for me. i may treat myself to something later on, such as a pair of earrings or some music ... Read more

  • Struggle Bus

    1/7/2016 7:50:05 PM, by STACYDICK1981

    This week has been terrible. I went back to work and things have went down hill. I was hoping to wake up earlier everyday and have not. Rush through breakfast. Having a hard time getting my water in. Food is good till I get home and then I feel I need to snack all evening. Ugh I need tips!... Read more