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  • Last Night

    4/18/2015 6:43:24 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I have one more night of work left. There is a 10 hour shift standing in the way of my paycheck and my 2 days off. I wrote out over 30 tickets last night. Most of my tickets were carry out tickets. I just gotta write down my carry out tips. I didn't make that much cash but I had over $9 in cha... Read more

  • Much better!

    4/18/2015 11:26:37 AM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    It is amazing what a difference a great night's sleep can do! I even slept in until 6! Now I am getting ready for the highland games and a day spent in sunshine and fresh air. I'm beyond excited. I hope everyone has a spectacular day! BE kind to yourself and do at least one thing that makes yo... Read more

  • Easy Button

    4/17/2015 10:51:42 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    Today was one of those days that was hard on my self esteem. I tend to feel not liked by some of my co-workers because I am not super fit and sexy where my co-worker is like a size 2. It doesn't seem to matter that she's ditzy. Today one of the guys I work with implied that I was not smart. It... Read more

  • If Only Losing Weight Was As Easy As Losing My Mind...

    4/17/2015 7:04:41 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    Today I had to drive to 3 Wal Marts to get "Ore Ida O' Brien Hash Brown Potatoes," the 3rd ingredient for my favorite WW 3 Points Plus (Per Cup)Potato Soup! Emerging triumphantly from the 3rd store with my prize, I suddenly BLANKED on where I had parked my car at THIS WAL MART!?!??? I got some... Read more


    4/17/2015 6:11:48 PM, by GRANDMAFRANNY


  • Average is Back

    4/17/2015 6:09:50 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Up until recently I usually write at least 30, sometimes 40 or more tickets during my shift. The last week or so I've only written about 15-20 tickets, maybe a little more. I usually average at least $50-$60 during the week and about $90-$100 or more on the weekends. The last week or so I've m... Read more

  • More of the Long Lost ~Indyisms

    4/17/2015 10:16:49 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    If you got a traffic ticket, would you break every traffic law the rest of the day? Then why would you toss the whole day over a slice of pizza? (spoken by me first at the 2009 Spark your Life convention) If you think to yourself "I might as well," change it to "I might as well not." H... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/17/2015 9:00:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have some errands to complete this morning,before i go to work later this afternoon. i enjoyed spending some one on one time with my daughter the other day and i know she enjoyed it,too. all of the birds say hi. the weekend is here! hurray! I'm back to my regular work hours today and tomorrow. i n... Read more

  • World Building

    4/17/2015 8:33:10 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    For my 8th submission to, I'll be in the grenre' of Pulp Sci-Fi. I can watch Sci-Fi, I just find reading it the best way to fall asleep fast. I decided to use the writing styles of the 1930's, 40's, & 50's. Each era had its own very distinctive Sci-Fi style, mostly based on the ... Read more


    4/16/2015 11:04:37 PM, by GRANDMAFRANNY


  • Very, Very tough couple of days...

    4/16/2015 9:29:05 PM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    Well, I’m sitting in my room in my comfy pjs trying to relax after a rough couple of days. One of my friends at work is subject to seizures and unfortunately she had one yesterday afternoon. I sit directly across from her and turned at the keening she was making. I was able to get her safely... Read more

  • Over Sized Shirt

    4/16/2015 7:11:28 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    So this morning was one of those days I couldn't be bothered with pants when I went to bed so I grabbed my over sized shirt and just wore that and my underwear to bed. I don't really do much with my hair. Don't have the patience for it. I can't get the false eyelashes on. Don't have the patien... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/16/2015 4:23:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful spring day today. i'm enjoying some time with my daughter at the local library. all of the birds say hi! a much needed day off from work today. due to some staff being off sick, there has been extra time at work all week so far. it is easier for me to come in an hour earlier than to stay... Read more

  • Gotta Work Tonight

    4/15/2015 7:43:51 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    The last few nights off have been enjoyable for the most part. Getting to sleep in my bed at night has been great. Sunday night I went out. Monday night I got a letter from Elijah's dad and it wasn't a pleasant one but I still got a giggle out of it. I couldn't help it. He doesn't think I shou... Read more

  • A few of the Long Lost ~Indyisms

    4/14/2015 12:48:27 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Don't take water pills to lose weight because you can't pee out a pizza. Don't put your thoughts into what might have been. Put your energy into what is possible. Never treat your body like a garbage disposal for leftovers. Don't wait to be thin to act thin. Life is happening now, n... Read more

  • Electronic tool overload

    4/14/2015 12:43:02 PM, by ANDIG8

    I now am a FitBit user. So now there's one more electronic tool for my fitness routine. I LOVE and keep returning to SparkPeople. I've dabbled in MyFitnessPal. I've now got FitBit available to me. And my workplace has a fitness program and a website associated with it. How do you c... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/14/2015 11:51:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through another day. i had a hectic weekend. yet it was worth every minute. my daughter is enjoying school and says hi. all of the birds are doing well and say hi,too. in a while, i am off to my job. for me, i am happy to have a steady job and i am finally adjusting to the hours i need to ... Read more

  • I'm feeling it!

    4/14/2015 4:03:03 AM, by LUCKY1964

    I've been sick the past couple of weeks and have not been going to the gym as much as I would like too. I went this morning and did some working out and just the small amount I did was a huge impact on how I felt the rest of the day. I am going to try my hardest to make sure I keep going back to the... Read more

  • I May Not Be There Yet...

    4/13/2015 6:31:57 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    Getting closer every day! 521... Read more

  • Nights Off

    4/13/2015 2:46:07 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Being off last night almost didn't happen. A little after 4 I my phone started to ring and I was like what pita (pain in the a~~) is calling me now. It's the new manager. I didn't pick up. I knew he wanted me to work last night. He sends me a text message asking me if I could come to work and ... Read more

  • Turned 44 Today

    4/13/2015 10:43:25 AM, by TIME4ME2BEME

    44... wow... 44... I was having a really hard time with this feeling like I didn't really do much in my life yet... Having a lot of regret from a prior marriage and a feeling that I wasted so much time. With the words from my wonderful Husband Russell and my wonderful Friend Michele I am feeling muc... Read more

  • For Christ followers!

    4/13/2015 8:29:09 AM, by IMAVISION

    232 288 232 288 232 288 232 288 232 288 A Sister-in-Christ sent this minute & a half clip my way. I have listened to it several times & have felt the urge to share it in as may formats as possible. I originally was planning to title this blog "WAKE UP AMERICA!"; however, it isn't th... Read more

  • Getting Back in the Game

    4/13/2015 6:39:09 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    It starts with baby steps, not with magic or a strike of motivation or stars aligning just right. You simply have to want it bad enough and make plans to get there. Surrounding myself with the positive influences here on Spark and not being a Lone Ranger is one way I really help myself. ... Read more

  • I will NOT be defeated...

    4/12/2015 9:24:37 PM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    Okay...I'm doing SO much better! I had a great week and I've had a lovely weekend! I am making progress and feeling more and more like the me I knew and loved...only different...good different. I have been working on releasing a lot f the past and for the most I have been doing well. I have one stub... Read more

  • A Dent in the Mess

    4/12/2015 8:43:50 AM, by BABSAWRITER

    So, on Friday evening, I started with tidying my clothing. I took my clothing from storage and emptied all my drawers (not the undies and pjs one though) and my bedroom closet. I threw it on a big pile on my bedroom floor. I will confess this was for an important reason. There would be no going to b... Read more

  • Finally

    4/11/2015 5:21:11 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    So I go get the mail yesterday before Elijah and mom get home and I get my shower and guess what was in the mail?! My debit card! It finally came! I'm happy about it. I've been wanting the spark tracker since I found out about it. That was my first online purchase. They lowered the price of th... Read more

  • Falling down....Literally and Physically.

    4/11/2015 12:43:35 AM, by YAKIRA_AVIGAYIL

    It's been a while. On February 27, a Friday evening. I was going out to walk my almost 3 year old, Boston Terrior. We went out the front door and I slipped on ice, a solid sheet, on my front porch. Fortunately all I did was bruise my right buttock and my right forearm. Two weeks later, Friday... Read more

  • Food Coma- Emotional Eating

    4/10/2015 4:04:33 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Ah, the Food Coma! How I long for you! I realized while writing a friend that that was exactly what I've been wanting, a good old fashioned food coma. So I've been grazing here and there for months with emotional eating. The trick to emotional eating and stopping it before it's a binge is to ask... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/10/2015 9:43:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! i look forward to the weekends every week. it is a chance to unwind and enjoy doing things that are not work related. i have some computer work to do this morning. then i am off for a long walk. all the birds say hi. my daughter aced her math quiz this week! Woo hoo! Hav... Read more

  • No wonder I never get any new stuff....

    4/10/2015 8:54:05 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    I finally looked at my weight journal. I've been plateaued at 225 for 10 days. I guess i hadn't been paying attention - senior moments??? I dug out my copy of the South Beach Diet Supercharged cookbook, and started over with Phase 1. This is a 10-14 day plan that, if followed, not only tastes ... Read more

  • God's Lesson: My Destiny is to Inspire

    4/9/2015 9:10:13 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    When I moved three hours away from my home, I had alot of doubts about the job. Something about the job didn't feel right. As time went on, I knew my doubts were right but was sticking it out for the bonus award. I never made friends or really explored the town. The co-worker was very negative about... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/9/2015 8:42:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    i enjoyed a much needed day off today. spent time with my daughter,which is something i enjoy doing any time. got some errands done and some of my storage things sorted out. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • When everything seems too much...

    4/9/2015 8:42:06 PM, by BABSAWRITER

    I have been stressed out a lot lately--probably for the past 2 years but even more so this past year. I feel like I'm responsible for everything and yet I know I can't be. One of the biggest stressors in my life (well besides my mom's dementia) is that when I come home I feel suffocated by all... Read more

  • New Girls

    4/9/2015 7:16:39 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Last night there was 2 cooks scheduled til 3 and 3 servers scheduled til 7. The one cook that was scheduled til 3 ended up leaving at like 1 or 2 and the one server took him home and never came back. Not exactly sure why she didn't come back but in a way I'm glad she didn't because she wasn't ... Read more

  • Back to Work Tonight

    4/8/2015 10:09:03 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    I work with a few people like this. This quote cracks me up. I really don't want to go to work tonight. At least my cook is a good one. I work with Jason the next 4 nights. We basically have the same schedule and I'm honestly not complaining. He's so much better than Derrick. I like working wi... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/8/2015 9:54:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did get the hours i hoped for at work. i am happy to still have a job and that i enjoy going to work each day. i get along well with my co workers and others i meet at the company. my daughter is doing well and says hi. i am catching up on some housework today. i am fitting in some exercise before... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/7/2015 10:42:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great long weekend. easter was wonderful and my daughter is very happy. i am catching up on some computer work today. later this afternoon, i will be off to work. i am adjusting to the afternoon shift much better now. there is a slight chance i may not have to be there as late at work. i wil... Read more

  • love yourself as is and pieces will fall into place

    4/6/2015 6:14:28 PM, by BKIRSCHKE86

    So after a traumatizing night of being robbed at my work, exactly a week after and on easter sunday no less i had my car broken into and all of my cds not sure what the universe is trying to tell me but im pretty sure the phrase what doesnt kill you makes you stronger doesnt mean life is... Read more

  • Hello!

    4/6/2015 10:03:25 AM, by DOXISRCOOL

    I started reading the book "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield. It's about writing, but also life. One of the main points is that nearly every thing you know you should do but aren't doing is probably caused by resistance. Perfectionism, procrastination, not going to the gym, losing your motivatio... Read more

  • Days Off

    4/6/2015 8:54:25 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    I'm off for 3 nights. Go back to work on Wednesday. I get a text from my boss last night at 9:20 asking me if I could work til 2. I told her the same thing I told Edwin and that I didn't have a babysitter for today since Elijah doesn't have school this week. I had originally made plans to send... Read more

  • Ponder this Interesting Truth!

    4/4/2015 10:41:32 PM, by IMAVISION

    1266712667126671266712667 Jesus died over 2000 years ago. Nobody has ever referred to Him as "the late Jesus"! Not even the heathens! Nowhere in history! Nowhere has He ever been referred to in past tense! He is the Living God! When Jesus died on the cross He ... Read more

  • Good Friday

    4/3/2015 3:01:45 PM, by TREKPURRSON

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  • 100 Club

    4/3/2015 1:55:36 PM, by --MAY--

    I am on a TEAM called the "100 Club" it is where you do 100 of any Exercise a day!! So I picked 100 Jumping Jacks 321 100 seconds of Planks, 20 sec. With 10 sec. Rest X 5 320 Mine are on elbows Week 1 4/10 249 100 321 248 4/11 4/12 4/13 4/14 4/15 4/16 4/17 Wee... Read more

  • Maundy Thursday Note & Please Enjoy, "Animals are Awesome"!

    4/2/2015 6:02:48 PM, by IMAVISION

    126 184 126 184 126 184 126 184126 184 I pray that each of you is enjoying this Holy Day of Maundy Thursday - observed by Christ followers. It's a more solemn observance than those of Palm Sunday & Easter, as it centers on focusing on two primary rituals from biblical accounts of the Last S... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/2/2015 12:19:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm feeling better today. i have some errands to run and some computer work to do today. it is my day off from work. i also get tomorrow off as well. then i have to work on saturday. i will take it. the time off gives me a chance to relax and to do what i like to do. my daughter is really looking fo... Read more

  • Hump Day

    4/1/2015 5:54:53 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I know Wednesday is nicknamed hump day, but jimmy cricket that was a long work day. I managed to talk to my boss about maybe maneuvering my desk to create a standing desk. I had a setup, but I noticed an issue with it. XP... Read more

  • New Schedules

    4/1/2015 4:26:26 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Much to my surprise I walked in and the new schedules were up. My bigger surprise came later when I really looked at the new schedules and there's 4 weeks worth of schedules instead of the usual 2. Bigger surprise to me is I am of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday each week. I am going to take my 3 d... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/1/2015 11:36:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling better than i did yesterday. i will go to work this afternoon and see how i feel while i am there. my family is concerned that i will be alright,as i very seldom get sick. my good friend is making sure i am alright,too. if my cough does not improve much today,or increases, then i will h... Read more

  • New Account

    3/31/2015 5:54:04 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I walked over to the credit union today and got an account. Unfortunately it's not the account I was planning on getting. My credit score isn't high enough for the rewards checking account let alone the classic checking account. The account I ended up with takes out $2 on the first of each mon... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    3/31/2015 1:34:35 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like i have come down with something. i wonder if it is still the same cold i had before, or a different one. i ended up having to take the day off work today. that is how tired,sick i feel. my daughter says hi to everyone. all of the birds say hi,too. i am taking it easy today. hav e a great... Read more

  • I love food

    3/30/2015 10:38:55 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I love food, of all kinds but especially intense flavors. Sweet, salty, etc. Flavors that you can "live in", and can distract from the tell world. But that isn't too different from my other... Obsessions, like reading, television, and of course the internet. It really comes down to that I'm bored.... Read more

  • A

    3/30/2015 10:35:14 PM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    Well, last week started with bang and ended with a whimper (and some tears). I tripped on the way from the car to the office…2 bruised (to the bone) knees, scrapped up elbow and bruised palm. Honest to goodness, no wonder my knees are so fracked up…I’ve been a klutz since I was a kid. I have ... Read more

  • New Tattoo

    3/30/2015 8:54:58 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I got a new tattoo today! It's been a long time coming and I was so excited to finally get an appointment made to get it done. The shading and coloring didn't hurt as bad as the outlining did. I went out again last night and had a daiquiri. Got a large this time since it was on sale. I didn't ... Read more

  • Something I greatly appreciate...

    3/30/2015 6:06:04 PM, by BABSAWRITER

    about SparkPeople is that even though I've been away from so long-I was able to come back and pick right back up where I left off. No guilt trips, no hoops to jump through to sign up again, just my pages waiting patiently for me when I was ready to come back. Thank you, SparkPeople for making r... Read more

  • What to eat...what to eat..

    3/30/2015 2:23:37 PM, by ALLISON_TILBERG

    A problem I have been having quite a bit lately. In fact so much that I gave up on my super awesome life style diet change and succumbed to the glamour of fast food. Now I have to start over, but that's ok. I have come to learn something about myself and the true nature of my motivation. Pictured of... Read more

  • it's monday

    3/30/2015 8:16:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter's birthday is today! she is soooooooooo excited and happy! she loves the presents she got so far and the cards she has received. now she is off to school shortly. i am feeling a lot better than i did a few days ago. it is a short work week for me this week. my daughter has a short week o... Read more

  • Almost 2 years...

    3/29/2015 12:00:37 PM, by BABSAWRITER

    It's been almost 2 years since I last visited this website and this blog. So many changes-most not for the best. That friend who transferred to the middle school--she is no longer in my life. Not that I don't want her to be. She doesn't want to be part of my life any longer. My mom has de... Read more

  • Acknowledging Life, then just moving on....

    3/29/2015 8:00:11 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    I have nothing against folks who need to escape from harsh reality. We live about 45 minutes from Branson, MO and Silver Dollar City Amusement Park. Both of these areas are 'dedicated' to providing a wholesome, family oriented, somewhat religious, entertainment experience. Well, you can explod... Read more

  • Two More Nights

    3/27/2015 6:00:24 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I have two more nights of work and I couldn't be happier about it but still 7am Sunday morning cannot come fast enough. I get paid on Sunday. I have 67 hours on this paycheck plus what ever carry out tips. I'm not sure if I wrote down the tips from Tuesday or not. My manager wanted me to stay ... Read more

  • Happy, happy, happy Friday, everyone! :-)

    3/27/2015 6:00:02 PM, by TREKPURRSON

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  • it's friday

    3/27/2015 8:43:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! I really enjoyed my day off yesterday. i will make having that day off a priority from now on. it is so worth it. other than working tomorrow afternoon, i do not have any specific plans for the weekend. i know that my daughter will be soooooo happy to see all the prese... Read more

  • Tried out Zumba

    3/26/2015 7:37:34 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    It was fun. First time in a while where I did a full hour of intense exercise without (hardly) stopping. Note to self: Bring puffer next time. (It will help)... Read more

  • Going Nuts

    3/26/2015 7:28:04 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Sunday the new manager asked me to stay for first shift so I did. This morning he's like make sure you get plenty of rest today because you aren't getting out early on Friday. They are a person short. I was like I gotta work Friday night and I have to get my kid off the bus. If I stay for firs... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/26/2015 1:38:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a much needed day off for me. i have been putting in a bit of extra time at work this week to make up for the hours i did not have to work last week. so i have less free time to pursue what i enjoy and to get some errands done. i will be working on my online courses tomorrow, as it will be the only ... Read more

  • My Reward in 2016

    3/26/2015 10:34:18 AM, by TIME4ME2BEME

    So it has been a few days since this happened but this is the first chance I am having to blog about it. It was Saturday night and my Husband and I were figuring out where we wanted to go on our next cruise and then BAM we found it!!!! The next morning we got up and he told me that he had an idea. K... Read more

  • The Black Hole

    3/25/2015 8:51:25 PM, by IMAVISION

    20 40 24 20 40 24 20 40 24 20 I found this both sad 46 & funny 246! Hope viewing it tickles your funny bone! It sure did mine! 100 20 40 24 20 40 24 20 40 24 20
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  • Over Time

    3/25/2015 5:51:19 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I basically wear yoga pants and my hoodie to work everyday. Just need the high paying job now and a 4 day work week. I used to have a 4 day work week after I called off one day during the week. The week ending yesterday will have 7 days on it. I have worked every single day since last Tuesday.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/25/2015 11:43:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,mild spring day here today. my daughter has grown some more. now she is a bit taller and she now takes a different size in shoes. she is counting down the days until her birthday. my sister and her husband are coming down for a visit on sunday afternoon and they definitely have something... Read more

  • I. Want. It.

    3/24/2015 8:38:34 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I want to be free from this weight; literal and figuratively. God, I want it. I've got this poster: "If it's both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it. -Erada" That's it right there.... Read more

  • Day 2-learning (Finally) Moderation

    3/23/2015 8:34:35 PM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    I had a great first day back from vacation! Work went much more smoothly than I had hoped it would. I still have some catching up to do, but I'm in good shape. I managed to get in 2 fifteen minute walks on my breaks and will do some upper body resistance band training tonight. I did well on my ... Read more

  • it's monday

    3/23/2015 12:56:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm catching up on some computer work now before i head to my job in a few hours. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and also say hi. i feel a bit better today, so i will go to work. i will see how i feel while i am there and go from there. have a wonderful day,every... Read more

  • it's sunday

    3/22/2015 8:26:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like i have come down with a cold. no wonder i want to take it easy these days. my daughter says hi and so do the birds. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • New Week...New start...Day 1

    3/22/2015 2:27:46 PM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    I actually lost weight! 2 pounds from the last time I weighed myself! I guessed all the movement fro lifting, moving and cleaning would help...little did I know! (or did I...) I'm still not where my last official recorded weight was... I need 7 pounds to get there. I am within 24 pounds of my f... Read more

  • Productive Spring Cleaning Saturday

    3/21/2015 9:00:17 PM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    I can't believe my vacation is almost over already! I spent this morning getting my little corner of the garage all organized and tidy, then spent the better part of the rest of the day trying to reorganize my room after shifting stuff out of my closet into the garage. I'm very glad I have tomorrow ... Read more

  • Reflections on reevaluating goals and reasons...

    3/21/2015 11:57:28 AM, by OHMEMEME

    Reflections on reevaluating goals and reasons... Almost four years into this journey of loosing weight and nearly 3 of those maintaining within 15 pounds of goal I have committed to more weight loss and lower goal of 170. Why 170? I want to have less body fat for one thing. I am somewhat happy ... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/20/2015 8:09:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! i had a great day off work yesterday. i look forward to the next one that comes up. my daughter sends hugs to all of mommy's many spark friends. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. i am taking it easy to start off my day. then i will be off to work later this aft... Read more

  • Refocus.

    3/20/2015 7:53:14 AM, by LORIVIOLA

    I am in REFOCUS mode. I am working on getting my walking back up to an average of 3 miles a day each week. I was down to about 1-2 miles (but mostly 1) for 5 weeks due to the weather. I still walked everyday but it was just too difficult to go further. Now i feel the negative effects of not ... Read more