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  • Just a short blog this morning

    3/2/2015 9:21:18 AM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    524 I'm Back! I'm am settled into my new home, but still adjusting to living with three other people. Thankfully, I have my room, which is my hideaway, but more than that...it is my sanctuary and sacred space. I have cleansed and blessed my space so only good and positive vibrations reside here. ... Read more

  • LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE

    3/2/2015 8:28:11 AM, by LUCKY1964

    In the right corner we have weighing in at death kidney failure and even blindness not to mention harmful effects on major organs DIABETES and in the left corner a type 1 diabetic named Noelle (me) who is determined to TAKE THIS MONSTER DOWN every meal choice and every workout will be me putting th... Read more

  • it's a new month

    3/2/2015 8:11:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month is now underway. i am looking forward to when spring starts and so is my daughter. she is soooooo excited about her birthday that is coming up near the end of this month. she enjoys being active and keeps me active as well. she also enjoys reading regularly,too. all of the birds are doin... Read more

  • 3-1-15

    3/2/2015 5:32:34 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    I think this past weekend was one of the best I've had in a very long time. Sometimes, my schedule and the fact that I work graveyards, it can be difficult to maneuver my sleep schedule to get out during human hours. The only thing I didn't get done was my shopping, cooking and cleaning. But, it's a... Read more

  • It is nearly midnight and my fridge is calling me!

    3/2/2015 12:49:35 AM, by TREKPURRSON

    198 As I try not to answer, I thank goodness for Weight Watchers.... 40 I'm not hungry, I'm TIRED!!!! Gotta go to sleep!!!! 102... Read more

  • Day 137 of the 275 Day Challenge: Frustrations

    3/1/2015 11:06:42 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    I've pretty much stopped being productive at all. Stopped choosing healthy foods, stopped exercising at all, and have started to slack on my homework a bit. I'm at a point where I feel like I would be better off just dropping out of school and getting a regular job again, but I know that in the long... Read more

  • The Importance of Staying Hydrated

    3/1/2015 9:42:03 PM, by IMAVISION

    194 91 194 91 194 91 194 91194 91 189 "Did you know that we often drink less water in the Winter, because our bodies are not as aware of our need for it?" ~ Annessa Chumbley, RD 189 194 91 194 91 194 91 194 91194 91 Three reasons to drink more water in the Winter months! ... Read more

  • Day One, Bir, Enda, Hiji, Aon

    3/1/2015 8:18:46 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Everyday for me is Day 1. No matter how much forward I go, I always find that I blinked over something. So now I catch up. Day One. I've been on a plateau for weight loss for a couple of weeks. BUT, I've been on the South Beach diet, so I've been able to maintain my weight under 230. It hasn't be... Read more

  • I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready

    3/1/2015 1:38:11 PM, by LUCKY1964

    I'm ready has been my theme saying all week this week. I am ready to make the changes I am ready to see the results I am most of all ready to see the numbers going in the right direction for a change. I didn't put all of this weight on at one time and it won't come off all at once as well. I am taki... Read more

  • Losing It For The LONG HAUL

    3/1/2015 12:48:48 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I wrote this to someone today and it seemed important that I tell everyone this: I know you can do it, because if I can do it with my eating issues, anyone has the power. Just remember that it is not about willpower, it is about avoiding that first compulsive bite- the one that sends you into... Read more

  • Feb 2015

    3/1/2015 10:50:17 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    First - Thank you to anyone that drops by here and takes a glance at this blog and shares a comment/emoticon. I'm hopeful for some of your feedback about my questions/concerns/comments below!!! Second - One of my goals has been to be more active on SP. I'm wonderfully happy that others are as ... Read more

  • HAPPY SUNDAY, SPARKER'S !!

    3/1/2015 12:24:47 AM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    GRANDMA FRANNY HAS BEEN ( UNDER THE WEATHER) 91AND I DO MEAN WEATHER. BODY ACHES , SNEEZING, 57 NOSE, 100 BUT I STILL KEPT UP W/ 311ING & 418ING. IT IS THE BEST THING FOR YOU THOUGH YOU ARE 84 FIGHTING IT. THIS WEEK'S TOTAL'S:- 105,045 STEP'S= 49.71 MILES. WHEN IGET A CHANCE I'LL MY... Read more

  • 2-27-15

    2/28/2015 10:09:12 PM, by GIGI_SINGS

    Had a great time @ the Chinese Lantern Festival last night. WOW, what beautiful lanterns. The show's the performers put on were amazing too. I took a ton of pic's but didn't download them all so am only sharing a highlight. The weather was absolutely wonderful. Everyone else was bundled ... Read more

  • Reflection: Stress Busters Challenge, Feb. 28th

    2/28/2015 2:23:38 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    524 220 390 459 I am so thankful for this challenge! It has helped me get through this month of challenges, with my sister in law dying suddenly of breast cancer on Feb.13th. My prayer journal, writing these blogs for this challenge, walking, and my support from all my Sparkies have... Read more

  • Hired a Trainer!

    2/28/2015 1:03:52 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    It's so weird to not go over to my boyfriend's like I do every weekend. He's not feeling well and he doesn't like company when that is the case. It's a challenge for me to understand because 1) I want cuddles when I don't feel good 2) I feel insecure that he's pushing me away (from past experiences)... Read more

  • day two going to the gym

    2/28/2015 7:28:36 AM, by LUCKY1964

    I am up and have been for over 2 hours this morning. I am already in my swim suit and work out clothes and just finished writing my morning food and thoughts into the diet journal. I am going to be at the gym when they open the doors at 8:00 to get the day started with some working out. I have deci... Read more

  • Sweet tooth challenge

    2/27/2015 6:38:03 PM, by KRISKAY1962

    I've been working on reducing my sweet intake. Working on cutting back on those carbs is a truly difficult thing to do. I've avoided sweets at work and when I have been out in town. Just cutting back right now. Still higher than I should be with items like bread and processed foods which can hav... Read more

  • How I Feel

    2/27/2015 5:45:53 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Sleepy, thirsty, and hungry.... Read more

  • Ima's Quote for the Day!

    2/27/2015 1:33:52 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 195 195 195195 195 195 195195 195 “Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of your reality is not their reality.” ― Shannon L. Alder 195 195 195 195195 195 195 195195 195... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/27/2015 9:59:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    my allergies are really acting up this morning. i will just go out once in the afternoon to run a few errands. it got cold very fast yesterday outside. today is superhero day at my daughter's school. she has a cool outfit ready to wear. she was up early this morning, as she wanted to put on her supe... Read more

  • 2-26-15

    2/27/2015 4:09:15 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    Started reading a book called "The Power is within You." by Louise Hay and so far am really enjoying it. It's amazing when your eyes are opened to some of the little things you do throughout the day that work against your goals.... Read more

  • Quick meals

    2/26/2015 11:48:04 AM, by MALF0YD

    Tuna sandwich, carrots and soup Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit Salad, bologna sandwich and fruit... Read more

  • Feeling Broken?

    2/26/2015 9:23:05 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Still on my journey to lose that last 50 pounds and revving up! It's starting to come off after a 2 freaking year plateau. I think I was spinning my wheels in the wrong direction. I plateaued after my first 100 pounds for a year and then had to change things up to lose over 100 more. To te... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/26/2015 8:47:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to reflect and recharge for me today. i am all caught up in both of my online courses, so i have some spare time on my hands. my daughter is looking forward to celebrating her birthday next month. she keeps changing her mind on how she wants to celebrate it. i know she will make up her mind s... Read more

  • Daydreaming

    2/26/2015 7:58:32 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I keep thinking about myself when I lose all the weight. It's kind of exciting. My only concern is that I'll be 26-27 when I get down. That's still better than the dreams where I never lose it and have a heart attack at 29, and I am gone. Meh, workout to live, for now, and live to workout later. Stu... Read more

  • 2-25-15

    2/26/2015 7:16:58 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    No shake today and didn't get soo hungry that I wanted to eat my leg! So, that's a good thing. However, I did get my cheat day a day early. Usually I get my cheat meal on Thursdays, but I started work a day early so had my cheat day a day early too. I didn't ride to work yesterday because my b... Read more

  • What I've been up to...

    2/26/2015 2:13:13 AM, by ASHRAVEN13

    Being a busy small business owner, sometimes I have to remind myself that it's easier to go home and cook, then go with a grab-and-go option. As a chef, it's tiring to come up with new and inventive ways to quench my hunger. So I improvise, a lot, and experiment often! Since Christmas 2014,... Read more

  • Success in the Workplace

    2/25/2015 7:25:30 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Last week, I began to feel the stress building, as my six month review is this Friday! This week, though, people have been handing things off to me; things that they have been doing for years or will be created and need to be maintained for years. So, my boss gave me one of her biggest sections ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/25/2015 8:19:28 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy! even though it is cold here, it is sunny today. i am feeling a lot better today, so i will be outdoors more than i was the other day. my daughter is enjoying the weather these days. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 31 of 30

    2/25/2015 4:55:13 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    LOL, thought that would be the appropriate title for this. Day 1 without having a green shake and I don't like it! Why? Well, I'm starving!!! I hate being THIS hungry. I didn't realize just how much my appetite had been curbed having green shakes every day!!! I had my healthy breakfast, a bana... Read more

  • My Lunch, what did you have for lunch?

    2/24/2015 7:26:52 PM, by FITSUGAR69

    Salmon and black eye peas, so lean and delicious. I never ate this combination together but it works. What did you have for lunch today?... Read more

  • An extra hour?

    2/24/2015 3:18:46 PM, by MALF0YD

    What would I do with an extra hour? I know what I should do, what I'd like to do and what I could do. But, I'd probably just end up wasting that hour like I have so many others. 'The best laid plans . . .'... Read more

  • Day 30 of 30

    2/24/2015 9:31:20 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    Woo Hooo, I did it. 30 green shakes in 30 days. Things I've noticed. 1) I'm not as hungry. 2) My sleep is improved!! 3) I've dropped 2 pant sizes 4) I have a bundle of energy 5) I'm ready for continuing this longer, but a few times a week instead of every day.... Read more

  • Goals, Deadlines, and Rewards

    2/24/2015 9:05:01 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    So, I've finally gotten into my head the sort of rewards I would work towards, and I promise y'all the list. All these are in American pounds. 1. At or under 300 by February 28, 2015 [New good Cologne] ✓ 2. At or below 292 by March 22, 2015 [Ballroom dance class] 3. At or under 275... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/24/2015 8:37:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found, in the daily newspaper, an opportunity to get some extra work in to improve my math and english skills even more. i will inquire into that today, as well as some other options to get another job. my daughter says hi to everyone and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,c... Read more

  • Workouts

    2/23/2015 10:58:49 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Two steps forward and two steps back. But that's how you do the Ramba, right? I have been losing weight and eating okay, but working out hasn't happened in a week. Meh, I just need to get started again.... Read more

  • New Girl

    2/23/2015 9:34:03 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    I always knew that this second journey would be harder and different. Yet at the same time, I thought I'd be doing it much like before but now how it's different. Before I seemed to seek solitude with my workouts after being around people in classes and working at the Y. But now that I work fu... Read more

  • Reflections: Stress Busters Challenge, Day 10-23

    2/23/2015 7:32:10 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    245 245 245 245 245 245245245245 Dear Sparkies, WWBFF's, and Stress Busters Challenge Team Friends, I was offline for 14 days, out of town taking care of my Mom and helping my family cope. My Sister In Law died unexpectedly from breast cancer that was supposed to be cured for 2 yea... Read more

  • That One Key Thing...

    2/23/2015 1:53:04 PM, by STEENALLS

    My husband had a dream a little while ago; he dreamed that he was making a cake and left out the eggs, and it turned out terrible, then he went to do something else and he was missing something that allowed him to accomplish that thing, it was something tiny but imperative to his work. As he shared ... Read more

  • Monday day one in the gym

    2/23/2015 1:37:44 PM, by LUCKY1964

    Today was day 1 back in the gym for me......i did some cardio a total of 25 mins on the eliptical and I also spent another 20 mins. Sweating it out in the sauna after the cardio to add to my burning time. After I left the gym I went grocery shopping and filled the cart with fruits and veggies and s... Read more

  • What a weekend

    2/23/2015 12:17:03 PM, by K1TT3N

    This weekend has been so full . Friday the kids did not have school , but Widget had a dentist appt at children's so it went well, on our way home started at walmart got stuff to get everything ready for her basketball tournament on Saturday. Widget went ice skating Friday evening and hubby and... Read more

  • ugh just kill me

    2/23/2015 11:52:36 AM, by LACIEKAY

    so I log into SparkPeople after feeling particularly pudgy. and boy was I right. I gained back every single pound plus 1 I don't even know what to do..... Very very emotional right now. ... Read more

  • iTunes help

    2/23/2015 10:41:33 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    So I got a new computer and downloaded iTunes. The problem I'm having is getting the music from iTunes from my old computer to iTunes on my new computer. On iTunes on my new computer there are songs that aren't downloading. I've bought them on my phone. I got an iPod last night and some of the... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/23/2015 9:08:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    off to a slow start this morning. my allergies are acting up just now, so i am taking it easy. my daughter was all bundled up for school today. i may go out later in the afternoon. i will see how i feel by then and if it has warmed up outside,too. i am continuing to look for another job, to work on ... Read more

  • Day 29 of 30

    2/23/2015 2:57:28 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    I had a hectic 24 hours, but I STILL made time for my Green shake commitment! I was called into work and everything got pushed up a day so I had to rearrange a bunch of plans, get my groceries, cook up a storm and get my food ready for 5 work days, instead of 4. I had planned also to go on a bi... Read more

  • Yeah!

    2/22/2015 4:35:23 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I am finally below 300 pounds! I would be kicking myself for that achievement this time last year (when I was around 285-293) or the year before (~280-285). But, since my weight had gotten up to 309 (or even 315 one day, on a different scale), I am uber happy. Also, I have four specific objectives... Read more

  • tame your sweet tooth challenge

    2/22/2015 3:28:57 PM, by KRISKAY1962

    I need to cool it on the sweets. So I have restarted this challenge with the plan of success in mind. Being the most positive person I can be. List reasons I want to cut back ---Lose weight ---Get healthy ---Lower blood pressure ---Prevent diabetes I am doing this for me. I can succee... Read more

  • Artificial Sweeteners in Milk? - The Dr. Oz Show

    2/22/2015 2:27:02 PM, by IMAVISION

    466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 As always - I 304 for stopping in to check this information out. God bless us all with the desire to seek out clear knowledge concerning the products we choose to purchase! 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 "Industry m... Read more

  • AT WORK, SPARKING

    2/22/2015 1:24:14 PM, by KRISKAY1962

    AT WORK, I'VE GOT TIME TO WRITE A BLOG. I'VE BEEN TRYING TO CONNECT MORE, SO TO GET BACK ON TRACK. MY CURRENT GOAL IS TO LOSE 30 LBS BY MY NEXT BIRTHDAY, WHICH IS IN JULY. I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT AS LONG AS I KEEP THE CALORIES DOWN CONSISTENTLY. I DID PASS UP DONUTS IN THE BREAKROOM, HAD PLAIN... Read more

  • it's sunday

    2/22/2015 11:10:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's the last week of february and a week full of challenges for me. still looking for another job while continuing to do my two online college courses. my daughter and i are at the library for a while. then we are off on a walk. all the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Small Steps Will Lead to Big Changes...

    2/22/2015 9:47:57 AM, by ROAMINGNOME

    This week has been pretty productive all things considered. I've been doing great with keeping a food log, which is beginning to really impact my daily food choices. While perusing Sparkpeople's articles, I came across an interesting resource for non food rewards (if interested, please see link be... Read more

  • Day 28 of 30

    2/22/2015 1:32:45 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    Had my green shake today and man I slept really good too. I like it when I can sleep w/o needing to take my sleep meds. I'm feeling such extraordinary energy today too. I was called into work tomorrow for a 12 hr overnight shift so I've had to change up my plans. Plus, Walmart closes at midnig... Read more

  • Figuring things out...

    2/21/2015 10:25:46 AM, by OHMEMEME

    Today's Note: I am back in maintence range post- holiday and have regrouped to drop a few pounds. I am also on Day 14 of being binge free. I've been consistent not dieting but holding steady at my new norm. But this is not second nature to me. This is consistent work and focus especially weekends... Read more

  • Day 27 of 30

    2/20/2015 10:17:23 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    Had my green shake. Doubled my bike ride to work. I've planned to do 2 other rides over the weekend, both will be around 20 miles. I'm tired, time to get some zzz's. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/20/2015 9:58:07 AM, by MOMMY445

    another very cool day here today. i will head out in a while to run an errand or two. a day to catch up on housework and course work for me. then i can enjoy the weekend to the fullest! all of the birds say hi. my daughter is now taking part in basketball at school. she really enjoys being active an... Read more

  • In Memory of my Dad

    2/19/2015 8:40:21 PM, by PRESSINGON3:14

    And God said, “Ted Miller, it is time for you to come home and rest with Me”. And it was so. Last week my Dad reached his final destination and has gone home to see his Savior that he loves face to face. He was fortunate to be surrounded by family and loved ones. We know that he has been greet... Read more

  • Ms. Culata Mascar

    2/19/2015 8:59:38 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    It's me. I admit it. There, now I've written it. Carved in cyber-stone. I stand partially unclothed before the last 5 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models (hoping for a miracle 211 ). I enjoy being around folks my age - 64 (cue Beatles song) - who refuse to look, talk, and act like our age. The ... Read more

  • 290 Days

    2/19/2015 8:45:50 AM, by GROGGYFROGGY

    Today is day 290 that I have not had a cigarette. I am very proud of myself. I am also very upset with myself. I have gained back 30 pounds. On December 29th I weighed in at my highest weight ever. 270 lbs December was a horrible month for me. More days than not I had suicidal thoughts. I am ... Read more

  • Kindsight.

    2/19/2015 8:30:56 AM, by LORIVIOLA

    this image is one i saw this morning and it says it all. DH and i ate an entire box of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies last night. Not in line with the goals- already- on day one. Oh well. Today is another day! Have a KIND day, Sparklers! 126... Read more

  • I Need to Work Harder (Also, minor status update)

    2/19/2015 8:14:04 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I have been noticing that I have fully incorporated some habits, like eating lunch more slowly and paying attention to eat. I still do terrible at dinner and (most of the time) breakfast. I have also noticed that working out is no longer a big deal. That said, yesterday the Fighter's Codex had push-... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/19/2015 8:03:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool day here today. i just have to go out once and do one errand and then i am back inside for the day. my daughter was all bundled up this morning. i will be when i head out in a while. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. the sun is shining brightly here this morning. which is a wonderful thi... Read more

  • Day 26 of 30

    2/19/2015 7:35:29 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    Oh man, I slept like a box of rocks today. That's a good thing, in case anyone reads this and is wondering. lol. I even had dreams and remembered them. I really need to be more leary of what I watch on TV prior to crashing out because I always end up w/some scenario of whatever I watched. I won't sh... Read more

  • The Bigger Goal and the Smaller Changes

    2/18/2015 10:27:24 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    SparkCoach gave me two prompts today. One, examine your goals and find the larger reason behind why you want to lose weight. Two, what are some of the smaller changes you've noticed. Well, the big one first. Honestly, one of my biggest goals on losing weight is due to my self-consciousness. I want... Read more

  • Deep Sleep

    2/18/2015 3:44:46 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Since I didn't have to work last night I slept until almost 1. I was really tired when I got home which was about 9 because I took the bus home instead of a cab. Mom was still sleeping when I got done work. I still had the day pass from when Elijah and I went to the mall but it expired by the ... Read more

  • Talk about a heat wave!

    2/18/2015 12:21:38 PM, by IMAVISION

    425 444 425 444 425 444 425 444 425 444 Talk about a heat wave! 246 304 for checking this out. Hope it brings a smile to your face. 100 God bless you on this eighteenth day, of this second month, in the year of our Lord 2015! 425 444 425 444 425 444 42... Read more

  • Wrapping my head around this weight loss thing.

    2/18/2015 9:41:11 AM, by MOMMA-D

    I think about how many years I have struggled with losing weight. I think about all the times I have tried and failed. I think about all the times I have lost weight only to gain it back. I listen to myself give others advice about losing weight and hear myself giving good advice, but yet cannot ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/18/2015 9:02:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    a not as cool of a day here today. tomorrow it is supposed to be really cold here. so i will get the errands i need to do done today, so i can stay indoors and keep warm tomorrow. my allergies are flaring up this morning, so i am off to a slow start. i will go out in a while and complete the last of... Read more

  • Getting ready to plunge into fitness again ,

    2/18/2015 8:03:08 AM, by LUCKY1964

    I have started this year working on my mental baggage and stress that I let weigh me down over the years. Now that I have lost what feels like a 100 pounds from my shoulders now it's time to restart the working out and loose 100 pounds off my body. I know I can do this I'm giving myself two years t... Read more

  • 6 months from today and a new beginning for Lent

    2/18/2015 7:57:51 AM, by LORIVIOLA

    6 months from today I will turn 50 years old. I want to be stronger, more flexible and lose that stubborn 10 pounds (or is it 15 now...?) The point is: I want to be better at 50 than at 40! How am I planning on doing this? 1. Exercise: do something MORE than just walking! 2. Begin inco... Read more

  • Day 25 of 30

    2/18/2015 3:23:47 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    I hit snooze today. I think the double miles on my bike commute are taking a toll. On the scale too. The scale has gone up 5lbs on my weekly weigh in and another .5 today. I know it's because I'm putting on muscle and it takes time for the scale to reflect it. The good news is my previously tight pa... Read more

  • Day 125 of the 275 Day Challenge! And Katsucon Recap.

    2/17/2015 10:58:36 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Oh man. I'm gonna have to kick arse for the next five months! Thank you Neomattlac for reminding me to get back on track. In particular, I would like to train my arms and shoulders as well as running practice. The arms and shoulders are so I can cosplay as Goku as the bomb-diggity. I actually was ... Read more

  • Had The Weekend Off

    2/17/2015 3:20:01 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I gave myself the weekend off for a convention. It was fun, and I probably walked three miles a day (which I need to get back to doing). I had already taken a few days off working out, because I was sore. Now, though, I need to get back on track. Food needs to be below 2000 kcal daily, and my dail... Read more

  • Same Stuff.

    2/17/2015 9:53:45 AM, by DOXISRCOOL

    Hello, It's one of those mornings that started off well and tanked at breakfast. I forgot ds's homework assignment. Our idea was simple, quick and seemed like it would work. Except it didn't. So he went with something that looked half-@ssed because it was. This exemplifies my month. Did I... Read more

  • a cool day

    2/17/2015 9:05:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    it has started to lightly snow here today. i will be off shortly to run a few errands and to get my job search going full speed ahead. my daughter is doing really well in school and enjoys going there. she does not like to miss school, even when she is not feeling well. i got to spend some time with... Read more

  • Day 24 of 30

    2/17/2015 6:46:54 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    Another beautiful green shake day :-) Rode my bike double the miles to work. Got some nice pic's too. One of the other joys of doubling my miles to work is that I'm out while the sun is going down so I took my ride nice and easy, avg of 9mph instead of my usual 12-13mph. I also stopped several ti... Read more

  • Even the lab tests says I am healthy!

    2/16/2015 8:21:58 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    My Valentine's Day started off with some self love by getting my blood drawn for a cholesterol check and than running five miles for my half marathon training. It feels good that I have been putting myself first and it just makes me more relaxed for the time my boyfriend and I do spend together. ... Read more

  • Three things?

    2/16/2015 5:29:45 PM, by MALF0YD

    The assignment: select three things you like about your body. I've always liked my eyes - greenish most of the time, very green when I'm tired. They allow me to see the beauty around me, and to use the second thing I like - my hands. My hands allow me to put my thoughts down on paper, most... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/16/2015 8:16:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm taking it easy today and enjoying some much needed down time. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 23 of 30

    2/16/2015 6:39:31 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    Last week of my green shake challenge. It's become quite the routine I've noticed this week. I wake up and just start to make it without even thinking about it. I like that. I have found several other recipe's I've tried in the past and want to share them but no way to add a file on here so I'm sure... Read more

  • NO! I'm Slack'n On My Track'n!

    2/15/2015 2:54:11 PM, by DEECANDOITAGAIN

    Positivity Needed. ASAP! This past week I've been slack'n on my track'n which could result in a setback. I don't have to track every single bite to benefit. I do well when I track everything until dinner. Then I can see exactly what I have left for the day. My Fitbit friends have helped qu... Read more

  • Self Love

    2/15/2015 9:21:32 AM, by ROAMINGNOME

    Around this time of the year, most people are worried about giving tokens of love and appreciation to someone special. For me, there aren't many things that make me happier than giving to others. I'm usually so focused on others' wants and needs that I forget my own. At least, where my body is conc... Read more

  • Day 21 & 22 of 30

    2/15/2015 12:30:10 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    Oh man, I totally forgot to post yesterday. I had my green shake the last 2 days :-) Looking forward to tomorrow's meetup and seeing Wedding Ringer & lunch @ Rudy's BBQ. Not much else to log right now. Life is good :-)... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day

    2/14/2015 5:41:32 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I hope everybody has a happy valentine's day. I brought valentine's day in at work with my coworkers. I was hoping last night was dead and it kinda was. I'm surprised the one girl came in because her boyfriend had a stroke or a heart attack last weekend and ended up dying and they brought him ... Read more

  • Back on top of the hill...

    2/14/2015 10:12:11 AM, by OHMEMEME

    Wheww! Back in maintenance range. Still not really official till I hold it a couple of weeks but the trend is headed there. Thinking positively. I feel like I am on top of the hill! Still reading and referencing Beck Diet Solution and incorporating ideas. Not strictly following the protocol bu... Read more

  • happy valentine's day

    2/14/2015 8:57:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out yesterday that my contract job was completed. now i will be looking for other work. i am doing well in my online college courses. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! happy valentine's day to all! have a wonderful weekend!... Read more

  • Didn't Notice

    2/12/2015 5:53:29 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    So it seems that nobody noticed I took my book home on Tuesday morning since I am still on the schedule. Not sure if it was because they didn't know I took it home or that I returned it. Either way nobody said anything about it. Not really complaining but still I was worried. I enjoyed my dinn... Read more

  • Day 20 of 30

    2/12/2015 7:10:38 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    Oh man, only 10 more days left of my green shake challenge. I think I might have to keep it going regardless, maybe not every day, but many of the days for sure. Yes, had my yummy shake today. Added cacao nibs and coconut like yesterday's. I think I need to revisit my list of smoothie recipes and... Read more

  • Yep. That was a good choice.

    2/12/2015 6:28:29 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I think I am actually more sore today than I was yesterday. Only, now, it's my back muscles; again, muscles I don't use too often. They are the long stretchy, vertical ones, in the top half of the back (mostly), used for horizontal movement of the arms. Shoulders still hurt too. I also noticed a sli... Read more

  • Much wow.

    2/11/2015 8:34:38 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    So, this week I mentioned that I'm doing well working out. Today, I woke up and was sore. I was sore in my triceps and shoulders; both are areas that I'm weak in and have trouble exercising. All day today, my mind and body are telling me that I should take three days off. That pushes me into Katsuco... Read more

  • Still Losing

    2/11/2015 9:39:32 AM, by MLSTANLEY69

    I lost about 1/2 pound this week. I have been sick with a head cold and haven't done as much exercise as I'd like, but I'm still happy about the weight loss. Losing a little bit is still better than gaining anything.... Read more

  • Day 19 of 30

    2/11/2015 2:51:26 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    Had my awesome green shake - added coconut and instead of raw cacao, I added raw cacao nibs (like chocolate chips) and OMG, super yummy. I doubled my commute to work last night!! Had a beautiful ride!!! I just volunteered to run an errand on my lunch break so I'll get in a few more miles before... Read more

  • EAGLE OVER HEAD

    2/10/2015 9:53:24 PM, by KRISKAY1962

    MY DAUGHTER AND I WENT ON A 70 MINUTE WALK TODAY. WE DIDN'T MEAN TO WALK THAT LONG, BUT I SPIED A LARGE BIRD PERCHED ON A NEST AND WANTED TO SEE IT. IT FINALLY FLEW RIGHT TOWARDS ME AND OVER US. A BALD EAGLE, IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. WE TURNED AROUND AND WATCHED IT FLY TOWARDS THE LAKE. WHAT A WONDERF... Read more

  • Sugar Hangover

    2/10/2015 8:30:31 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    The last two weeks I feel I have done pretty well and the scale even reflected it. Even through some of it is probably water retention, I went from 209 to 205. I felt really good about it and like I am getting back to who I was. Than, the last two days have been bad with eating I have bee... Read more

  • Night Off

    2/10/2015 3:45:17 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    My night off might turn into many nights off. As I was taking off my apron I realized that I didn't turn in my book before I left. That's a big no no at work. The one manager was like it's $40 a page. Which is ridiculous. When I was talking to mom on the phone the second time she said she was ... Read more

  • Day 18 of 30

    2/10/2015 3:26:38 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    I had my amazing green shake for breakfast and it was yummy. Happy to say, I dropped 2 more lbs on my weekly weigh in today so am now down a total of 11.7 since the beginning of 2015. Started a new fatburner pill today. I felt sick to my stomach for about 30 minutes after my shake (guess... Read more

  • Something New

    2/9/2015 10:15:59 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    So, this week, instead of biking, I've been doing martial arts (The Fighter's Codex) and a crunch challenge. My calories are still out of bounds every day, by about 250 kcal; not particularly ironically the same I've been burning off. ... Read more

  • Friends: Good or bad for weight loss?

    2/9/2015 7:59:50 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Today, I am asked to write about... basically, exactly what the title says. Personally, I don't get to see my friends very often. When I do see them, we're usually going out to eat or drinking (rare). While they do push me (through digital networks) to work harder, now that I think about it, they ... Read more

  • Reflections: Stress Busters Challenge, Day 8,9

    2/9/2015 7:18:25 PM, by TREKPURRSON

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  • How to toast wet bread...

    2/9/2015 7:13:39 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Ahh, the lame debate begins again at one of our local churches. Several (many?) years ago this church hired an elderly pastor. Since they church is unaffiliated with any recognized protestant religion, they actually use an employment service to supply their pulpit. This pastor was also a recogn... Read more

  • Day 17 of 30

    2/9/2015 5:57:03 AM, by GIGI_SINGS

    Woo hoooo - add one more green shake to my monthly personal challenge :-) I'm soo excited. My heirloom tomato plant produced 4 tomato's. I spent the evening with my younger son and his wife and brought them 2 of them and added the other 2 to my salads for the week. I've gotten my cooking done and... Read more