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  • Perspective: Why?

    7/31/2015 1:10:20 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    One day I woke up and was astonished to find that I had grown to 460 pounds and was using my family as helpers. I didn't do this on purpose. From my perspective, I was in a lot of pain from many chronic issues and needed to lie down to alleviate the pain. From their perspective, I was abusing the... Read more

  • A lesson learned at 8am

    7/31/2015 10:16:48 AM, by WINTERRAIN

    This morning I woke up and I swear I hit that snooze button so many times I think I may have broken it 246 although that may not be a bad thing 20 I didn't feel like doing any of my workouts and I didn't feel like planning any of my food, although I did bring to work some good choices...so n... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/31/2015 8:19:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! it is a long weekend here in canada. so i am going to spend more time with my daughter and my good friend. between the two of them, i will spend time and have fun! my good friend has been there for me through all i have been through in the past few years. my daughter and... Read more

  • Reset day 60: Flounder is more than a fish

    7/30/2015 11:13:59 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Ever feel like that fish someone caught and tossed in the boat - flopping around knowing that this isn't good, that you really WANT to be somewhere else, a feeling of panic, flopping around but going nowhere? I kind of feel like that today. I'm not sure why. I'm floundering. Maybe it is re... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/30/2015 9:14:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny summer day here today. off to spend time with my daughter. she has a soccer game tonight. all the birds say hi! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • This is it!

    7/29/2015 2:54:59 PM, by ABEST1992

    Hello world! I can't believe I've been back over a week and I haven't blogged yet. I have been so obsessively focused on staying motivated that I guess I just haven't even thought about it. Anyways, here I go! My health has been what you would call...well, bad for the last few months. And ever si... Read more

  • Reset day 58: Tucker Tuesday and mother nature's paintbox

    7/29/2015 12:32:09 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    It has been hot here. Hot AND humid. Sticky. Yucky. Not exactly the weather that one wants to go out in and walk a big, black dog. The dog was panting before I put on his leash! So, change of plans. Instead of walking the dog, why not take the dog swimming? Now my dog has never been to t... Read more

  • Being Brave

    7/29/2015 8:08:16 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I can't tell you how many opportunities I've passed up because I've beaten myself down before I've even had a chance to go for the brass ring. In the past, instead of losing weight, I resigned myself to failure almost every time. I could not believe in myself or be brave enough to face the obst... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/29/2015 7:58:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. got to meet a really nice lady the other night. even though i was not expecting to meet her, i am so glad i did. makes all the efforts i am putting in to better my life worth it. all the birds say hi. have a... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/28/2015 10:32:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am finally taking it easy after a really long day. i got to spend some time with my daughter and her soccer team won the game by a score of 5-4! woo hoo! she will be playing a game on thursday. this is for one that was not played when it rained heavily a few weeks ago here. she is ready to go for ... Read more

  • Gimme a chance to relax, and I will

    7/28/2015 1:04:13 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Gimme a chance to relax, and I will. Surprisingly, I'm finding myself more and more averse to working out. So, I did what any techie would do, I went for an app (an app I already had, but haven't used since my phone got replaced). In other news, as soon as I receive word back from my employer, I w... Read more

  • Joys of Night Shift

    7/28/2015 8:30:15 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    I've been working the night shift since I got off training in December. It's getting to the point on my nights off if I'm not up until 2am I am up at 2 am. My days off this week are Sunday, Monday and tonight. Sunday I stayed up long enough after I got done work to shower, get ready for church... Read more

  • You Are Still Way Ahead!

    7/27/2015 11:23:14 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    KEEP ON TREKKING!!... Read more

  • Buddy Up List at the Indy/Noblesville Rally

    7/27/2015 5:12:29 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Lucy Crazymama46 Fishers, IN Beth ~indygirl Fishers, IN Tina Hoosiergirlindy India
    napolis, IN Tom McCourtt Dayton, OH Brad Bradmill2922 Jefferso
    nville, IN Andrea Rachelle50 Indianap
    olis, IN Michelle McJoyful Indianapo
    lis, IN Geoff Gmccuen Indianapo... Read more

  • Restart Day 57: this is your life...

    7/27/2015 3:58:29 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Well vacation is over.... for now. Looking back at vacation, I feel pretty good about the choices I made. My exercise was low. I knew it would be. We spent more than 6 hours each day in the car. None of our lodging places had workout rooms or pools. My traveling companion is not an active... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/27/2015 12:09:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and humid day here today. the next few days are going to be the same. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. she says hi to all of mommy's friends. the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • this is not my plan

    7/27/2015 10:53:48 AM, by TATHY49

    well my doctor just said no exercises for me for 5 days ... And I am supposed to take it easy and rest ... Well I guess I will catch up with my reading and I w ill do some cross stich too... The last few days have been , not what I had on mind or had planned for ... so true ....... Read more

  • Learning What Works

    7/27/2015 9:57:51 AM, by IMASILLYMOMMA3

    I have to say that my second time around is proving to be discouraging. I have so much working against me now that I didn't have back in 2007. Back then I was a heavy smoker. As of now I've gone from 24mg of nicotine down to 0mg in the last 10 months by vaping. Now I only vape to help with the ... Read more

  • Pull those weeds, replant and watch yourself blossom !!!!!

    7/27/2015 9:22:40 AM, by JUDYAMK

    How many times we have filled our thoughts with negatives, and watch all that negativity pull us down to the very depths of our being, where it left us all most paralyzed in those thoughts ?? I to have done this I did not realize how bad it was until I was at a meeting and an awesome topic was pre... Read more

  • Otakon has come and gone.

    7/26/2015 10:45:17 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Otakon was awesome. My Goku was more popular than before and Powerline was an absolute hit! My Kaneki wasn't popular at all, but I expected as much since a number of people cosplayed as him and I did an average version of him. Anyhow, to the point that it relates to SparkPeople: This Otakon ... Read more

  • a picture for my.thoughts

    7/26/2015 8:40:32 PM, by TATHY49

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  • a day fasting

    7/26/2015 8:39:11 PM, by TATHY49

    Today Sunday is a day of not solid foods,just liquids and just clear liquids. Orders of my doctor. Tomorrow I will have a colonoscopy done . No much fun drinking only liquids and taking that other stuff I need to take .... So today no food tracking for.me I am so.full of liquids... well I will get ... Read more

  • setting new goals

    7/26/2015 7:04:43 PM, by KARMEXO

    I have decided that my goals have been to vague. After reading some of the book "the spark", I have traded some of my vague goals for more specific ones. I have set the following goals and wanted to write them in a blog to help keep myself accountable. 1. Long term goal: I want to be under ... Read more

  • Never Stop

    7/26/2015 7:54:34 AM, by LPORTER2015

    I'll never stop pushing my way toward my goals. If I don't stop, neither should you. There's no time for a pity party. Continue to press your way through any obstacles no matter what. Remove the word NEVER from your vocabulary. Keep yourself motivated and reward yourself daily. Today is a new day so... Read more

  • 25

    7/26/2015 6:54:29 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    Yep that's right! 25 lbs lost!! I am so excited. Sometimes I don't even recognise me anymore. Other times that old bad guy in my head rears up and whispers things like . Let's stop this and eat until we regain all the weight. Just EAT EATEATEATAEATEAEATTTT! Does anybody else get that? I thoug... Read more

  • I went skydiving!

    7/25/2015 10:51:51 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    When I reached losing 100#, I promised myself I would go skydiving. If I can lose 100#, I can go skydiving. One year passed than two and still didn't go. Than, I moved, gained some weight, and an opportunity to go skydiving for cancer presented it's self. I saw a flyer in the gas station about... Read more

  • Work Dreams

    7/25/2015 6:18:35 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Since I've started working at Waffle House I've had at least 5 or more dreams about me working at Waffle House. Most of them usually have the guy I've been seeing. There was only one or two where he wasn't in the dream. I did have a dream about the unit manager and his cousin. I think it may b... Read more

  • delusional thinking and eating ;)

    7/25/2015 12:14:41 PM, by OMMAMA7

    Well...I overdid my food at dinner last night. Originally I was going to eat slightly different foods for dinner than what I was making for everyone else, I had a leftover chicken breast I was going to make a sandwich with while everyone else ate burgers, but when the moment came, I ate a burg... Read more

  • Rocking the Week

    7/24/2015 8:54:54 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    After my workout this evening, I updated my calendar for the week. I passed my goal of 10 miles in workouts a week by 1.75 miles! Not only that, I made it the full week with no red X's and jogged for 5 out of the six days :) I have become slightly concerned about getting enough protein si... Read more

  • "The Writing Diet", etc

    7/24/2015 3:58:37 PM, by OMMAMA7

    I started reading the book "The Writing Diet", which there is also a team by the same name that I joined. So far it's fabulous! I think I've read the first 4 chapters/tools and it makes so much sense for me, and it's quick and easy to read so far. It's making me remember how I've felt doing the reco... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/24/2015 10:26:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! yay! it will be a very warm and humid one,though. i am prepared and so is my daughter. all of the birds are ok and say hi. i have some errands to run before it gets too hot outside. have a great day,everyone and a wonderful weekend!... Read more

  • Moving Forward

    7/23/2015 10:13:44 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    Another day down, another mile ran. I am thankful that I took it easy yesterday. And, I am thankful for music. I almost petered out as I neared .85 miles during my jogging stretch today. But, I turned up the volume on my iPod and kept pushing. It was hard today. And, I know exactly why it was ... Read more

  • Busy, busy, busy.

    7/23/2015 12:08:30 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I've fallen into the same trap many people fall into. They get super busy and have no time for exercise. By the time I have gotten free every day, I just fall into bed and sleep 5 hours, until I have to go to work again. The good news is, hey, I've actually got things to do. My eating doesn't see... Read more

  • Thursday

    7/23/2015 10:30:51 AM, by OMMAMA7

    Well unfortunately my friend had to cancel our movie and grilling night last night, but I still made the same stuff and it was scrumptious! I marinated some chicken breasts in two types of marinade and grilled them along with some corn on the cob, and I sauteed some zucchini in a little olive oil an... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/23/2015 9:40:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i applied for a few more jobs today. i will continue to do so until i get something. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i finally had a chance to try out some of my new exercise dvds and i am really enjoying them. i am so glad i treated myself to some new ones. now i am even mor... Read more

  • Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'....

    7/22/2015 3:15:01 PM, by IMASILLYMOMMA3

    I am so full of energy today!!!! I've walked 3 miles total, plus did a little strength training. I have no idea where this is coming from. I've been sleeping horribly, and my eating can't be all that great on the budget I currently have (let's just say it's hard to get healthy food when you're lai... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/22/2015 2:40:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful summer day here today! my daughter's off to day camp for the afternoon. she really enjoys going there. she met up with two of her friends on the weekend and they had lots of fun. all the birds say cheep,cheep! i am keeping up with my online courses so far and i just finished one of them ... Read more

  • Facebook group created come join:diva's with a plan

    7/22/2015 10:57:28 AM, by LUCKY1964

    This is a group I created to be able to keep better tabs on each other and support along this amazing journey we all are on. It is a private group so you just have to put diva's with a plan in the search and then once approved you are ONE OF US!!! LOL I hope this group will make it a little easier t... Read more

  • Facebook group created come join:diva's with a plan

    7/22/2015 10:57:14 AM, by LUCKY1964

    This is a group I created to be able to keep better tabs on each other and support along this amazing journey we all are on. It is a private group so you just have to put diva's with a plan in the search and then once approved you are ONE OF US!!! LOL I hope this group will make it a little easier t... Read more

  • Mile-stone

    7/21/2015 10:24:44 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    Tomorrow I will take it easy and just go for a walk or stroll after work. I had this planned because today was supposed to be my third day in a row of jogging for 3/4 a mile. However, as I hit the mark, knowing that tomorrow I would be going light, I made the snap decision to try to hold out for the... Read more

  • Short blog in contrast to yesterday's... ;)

    7/21/2015 9:43:20 PM, by OMMAMA7

    I had a pretty busy day today. Got up, had a quick but healthy breakfast and took my son to a kids' nature class at an arboretum nearby. Went on a little hike during the 2 hour class, then came home and had lunch. I made some delicious salmon and asparagus. Did some quick cleaning then headed ... Read more

  • It's been Crazy Lately

    7/21/2015 7:57:59 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Wednesday my coworker Jackie calls me and tells me she might need me to work for her because she has to go to court. I was like alright. So a few hours later she calls back and says that she's not going in. I talk to Violet and Demi and tell them both I am filling in for Jackie. So instead of ... Read more

  • Been Hiding Out

    7/21/2015 8:46:34 AM, by VEG954

    I am sick and tired of hiding out. Not sleeping more than 4 hours a nite with no planned naps. Am like a zombie dragging thru life. I have zero motivation. Have a lot of time on my hands and isolating. Don't want to go to the gym because I've gained 25 pounds and feel like a beached whale.... Read more

  • Feeling the Desire to Sleep All the Time

    7/20/2015 10:15:40 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    Last week I began to jog again. I can only last for three quarters of a mile at a snail's pace, but it's a start! I'm excited that I'm hitting my peak heart rate zone for a bit, and can easily keep it in cardio zone for the rest of my workout. I jogged three days of my workout last week, and hit thr... Read more

  • You have to learn... not just a diet

    7/20/2015 5:01:35 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    You have to learn to believe in yourself... You have to learn to love yourself... You have to learn to embrace the journey... ... Read more

  • Drinks and plans and goals and stuff :)

    7/20/2015 10:44:40 AM, by OMMAMA7

    Well, this weekend was a fun one, though not the greatest foodwise. I'm just starting out again, I'm not going to freak out, but I'm not going to make excuses and ignore it either. I'm tracking it and learning and moving forward. Saturday I did some stuff around the house and then we went to a... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/19/2015 12:04:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day, with a chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon here. my daughter and i are keeping well hydrated and cool today. all of the birds are okay and say hi. i just got back my marks for an assignment i did in french and i aced it! i feel great! i know that the efforts i am... Read more

  • got to get to the bottom of this!!!!

    7/18/2015 11:32:24 PM, by KARMEXO

    Today I had a perfect day, I exercised a lot, stayed within my calorie limits and even allowed myself a small sweet treat that was in my calorie budget. Then, just like last Saturday, this complete overwhelming obsession came over me to eat. Not just any food but of course all the sugary fatty foo... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/18/2015 7:32:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i kept cool. she says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! we went to a park that has a water splash area and even i got wet. it certainly kept me cool and my daughter had a blast! I love to see her so happy. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Discover YOUR Fit Lifestyle

    7/18/2015 6:42:18 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Well, at the hospital this whole week for internal bleeding in the colon. They put a clamp in on a blood vessel that had broken and I still lost a lot of blood. Still weak and cramping. Had to move my knee surgery to the end of next month to build back my blood and strength. Gained weight fr... Read more

  • For those, if any, who have missed my long rambling blogs... ;)

    7/17/2015 10:43:59 PM, by OMMAMA7

    Today was a good day. As usual, food certainly wasn't perfect and I haven't tracked it yet, but it was an active day outside with my son so that counts for something right? The weather was, as expected, extremely hot. For us anyway in northern Illinois. High temps in the 90's with the heat ind... Read more

  • a list of reasons I'm not quitting today......

    7/17/2015 2:01:03 PM, by KARMEXO

    After I weighed in this morning and was sooooo disappointed that I didn't have a big loss, I decided I was going to make a list of reasons why I was not just going to throw in the towel today and give up. 1. I love how I feel so much better already with just losing 58 pounds so far 2. I Lov... Read more

  • I'm here - please give a quick read :)

    7/16/2015 4:15:13 PM, by OMMAMA7

    Well...it's been almost a year since my last blog on this profile. I had actually made a new profile at one point to have a fresh start, but I'm over it haha. I also did weight watchers for a while and am...over it! I liked the meetings and talking with people in person with similar struggles, but s... Read more

  • Day 46: I can..... I did

    7/16/2015 11:32:58 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Yesterday was a bit of a struggle for me. I got home from work and was thinking supper. My first thought? Make a box of mac and cheese and down the WHOLE thing. It just sounded comforting and good. I got the pan out of the cupboard and filled it with some water. I put it on the stove and turne... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/16/2015 9:01:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful sunny day here today! woo hoo! i am ready to get my day going. my daughter is ready to go,too. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Reset day 45: Lethargic and Walking Wednesday

    7/15/2015 1:34:01 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Yesterday it was inspired.... today, lethargic! That old pendulum just keeps swinging. Positive side, it won't stay here. After work yesterday, I had a nice dinner with my friend. We went to a Mexican restaurant and I had chicken and rice. I ate half my dinner and boxed the rest. We had th... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/15/2015 9:12:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful summer day! woo hoo! my daughter and her soccer team won their game last night 2-0! yay! today, she will be off to day camp this afternoon. she really enjoys going there. she also likes to read,too. so i encourage her and let her see me reading as often as possible. all the birds say hi.... Read more

  • Thank you's....

    7/15/2015 3:15:22 AM, by LIBBY19792

    first and far most thank you for my wonderful parents they have been there for me and my kids the most you mean the world to me. Second I would love to thank my husband for being a great father to my children and two he did not have to be but chose to. Third I would love to thank my best friends Kim... Read more

  • Feeling Guilty

    7/14/2015 10:08:38 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    I should not be feeling this way. There is no reason for it at all! I hit my 10,000 steps today. I took a couple walks. Okay, so they were more like strolls. I made sure to get one of those walks in after work, during my new habitual workout time. And, I even planned on having an easy day because I ... Read more

  • Reset Day 44: Inspired

    7/14/2015 12:37:16 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Well yesterday was a challenge. Self forgiveness and acceptance comes hard for this girl, especially when it comes to not reaching my goals. However, I did manage to reign it in most of the time. My son had softball practice after work. It was hot and humid. Much to my surprise his coach sa... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/13/2015 9:20:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. everyone is keeping well hydrated and cool. tomorrow is the last warm and humid day for a few days. there will be some much needed rain here tomorrow. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Started small but seeing big results!!!!

    7/13/2015 5:46:08 PM, by KARMEXO

    After getting so far off track Saturday evening, I am happy to say I am back on track! Yesterday I stayed at the low end of my calorie range and I exercised. Today, calories going good so far and planning to stay that way. I also wanted to mention that I exercised to an aerobic/walking video toda... Read more

  • Reset Day 43: 50 shades of popcorn

    7/13/2015 11:31:50 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I had a busy weekend. I worked a fundraiser Saturday - my job was to take money at the door and sell tickets for food. So, I sat on my butt from 9-5:30 with little time to get up and stretch. Not the best for getting steps in! However, a wonderful thing happened and someone donated $300 to our c... Read more

  • DC

    7/13/2015 8:09:13 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I don't know why I don't go to DC more often. It's closer than our usual vaca spots. Anyways, I'm sure I ate a week's worth of calories during the two days, but it was fun. I did see that I was conscious of my food; I knew when I was getting something that was way high in calories, or I would purp... Read more

  • Visual Motivations

    7/12/2015 4:23:08 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    It is often when things are right there in my face that I am most motivated to work harder at whatever my goal happens to be. For a while, I have been trying my hardest to ensure that I reach at least 10,000 steps a day. As the weeks have gone by, this seems to be getting so much easier. Thus, new g... Read more

  • End of vacation...Ick!

    7/12/2015 4:29:40 AM, by KATZEYEZ

    Yep- it's that time again...tomorrow I go back to the lousy pit that I call work...I hate where I work, but have limited choice in where I go... The only good thing about it is that I have a steady wage, even if it has been somewhat chopped up- we are losing a third of all our overtime and a healthy... Read more

  • Been a little.....eh

    7/12/2015 3:48:17 AM, by BCHARIE

    I have been reading blogs and encouraging words, like a dehydrated human in the desert trying to get that one drop to satisfy, hoping to spark myself into weight loss. I love reading all the success stories with the hope that one day it will be me. My scale has NOT budged, and I have been feelin... Read more

  • Disappointed in myself.........but tomorrow is a fresh new start!

    7/12/2015 12:18:25 AM, by KARMEXO

    I really overate a lot tonight. I am not going to make excuses. I am just going to own up to it. I wanted to go out for dinner and enjoy and evening with my husband and I did. I did not, however, have to eat so much. Now I am living with the consequences. I feel sluggish, tired, bloated, and ... Read more

  • Trying to catch the spark to ignite the flame

    7/11/2015 7:38:41 PM, by INSPIRETHEFIRE

    I restarted tracking and exercising and was pretty consistent for a good 3 weeks. I had a 5 lb loss was feeling amazing and then the self sabotage sets in. I stopped food logging, stopped exercising consistently not sure if i burned out or just got life weary. I loathe the fact that you can oh so ve... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/11/2015 7:23:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    another relaxing day here today. everyone is keeping cool today. all of the birds say hi. i am getting more caught up with my online courses. my daughter is sooo happy these days. which makes this mommy very happy. my good friend treated me to some clothes today,that fit me well now. i am so glad to... Read more

  • Got Done Early

    7/11/2015 4:13:16 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Sharon is back to work. After being off for a week and a half she didn't want to go home at 2 so she asked Edwin if she could switch with somebody else and she noticed that since she started working that I've never left early so I was the first one she asked. If I can leave early I am going to... Read more

  • 7/11/15 Starting info and some news

    7/11/2015 2:42:58 PM, by WINDSONG27

    Okay, so here I am again. I've been mostly just lurking and not doing much of anything besides drinking my water (mostly) and spinning the spark wheel. I'm starting over my weight loss journey. I decided it was way past time after my D levels tanked out on me a few weeks ago, which I am still workin... Read more

  • Mourning Loss of Friend

    7/10/2015 11:57:41 PM, by VEG954

    My good friend lost her battle with cancer this morning. She made such a difference in so many lives including mine. She is with the angels and, probably, singing and dancing. She is now at peace and has no pain. See you on the other side Phyllis!... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    7/10/2015 10:47:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    the minions movie was great! my daughter really enjoyed it! it was so worth it to get the tickets ahead for her to go with me and her grandparents. afterwards, they treated us to supper. so no one had to cook today. a day to enjoy the nice weather here. i had an interview for an upcoming job this mo... Read more

  • Reset day 40: TGIF Trusting, Grateful, Inspired, Faith!

    7/10/2015 11:54:35 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Years ago I met a woman in Chicago at a women's conference named Brene Brown. She had just published a book named "I Thought It Was Just Me". In her workshop on Friday, she had a TGIF moment where we all shared what we were Trusting, Grateful, Inspired, and had Faith in. It has kind of stuck with... Read more

  • My interval timer

    7/10/2015 11:43:21 AM, by --MAY--

    Here it is: It is the easyist Timer I have used, though it did take me a few Min. To figure it out!! I do wish Spark could make it so the picture would not be sideways!! Does anyone know how to make it straight? I tried taking it verticle and horizontal, it does not matter they all show up V... Read more

  • Back home!

    7/10/2015 8:34:47 AM, by KATZEYEZ

    After a nasty few months, I have decided to come back here where I have friends and feel happier...recently, I lost all my pet kittens in a freak accident when some idiot spread random pesticides behind our house...what made it all worse was that the cats didn't stray beyond the back yard... So who... Read more

  • The Travel Reckoning

    7/10/2015 7:51:04 AM, by MSJESSPDX

    Whew! Back home after a short, busy trip. I had a great time, reconnecting with colleagues from around the country, and attending sessions that were fun and informative. Part of the trip included eating and drinking, as it always does with this group. A huge part of this journey is evaluating o... Read more

  • Going Strong

    7/9/2015 9:29:50 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    My body is holding together :) I have really upped my daily step count this month. i have even spent a couple workouts where I jog for miniscule amounts of time. My achilles tendons have been bothering me (my left ankle more so than my right), but it has not stopped me. I limp from time to tim... Read more

  • Craziness

    7/9/2015 6:02:10 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    It's been a while since I have blogged. Not much has changed. I had a 50 hour week last week and this week I started off with 50 hours and then got bumped to 60 hours and then dropped down to 50 hours again. Thursday Sharon went home early because she wasn't feeling good and didn't work Friday... Read more

  • Reset: Day 39 Disoriented?

    7/9/2015 3:16:50 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Oh boy, day two at work after a long weekend and there are those dang Panera cookies and bagels. I didn't have any fresh fruit to bring this morning, just a protein bar. I need to get to the grocery store! I did break down and have a quarter of a cookie. Ugh! I hate it when I do that! I up... Read more

  • My past month

    7/9/2015 12:56:52 PM, by K1TT3N

    Well to start off , I will say I am still on the down side, as in my weight is still dropping and that is great, I feel good , I am moving alot, I am over 50lbs down. This past month I have tracked some , walked alot, made it back to the gym once and been geocaching a bit. My mom had her k... Read more

  • Hm...

    7/8/2015 6:12:07 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I seem to be developing an unfortunate eating habit. I do too well in the morning (breakfast+lunch=only~700kCal)
    , then blow it in the evening.... Read more

  • Reset: Day 38 Mirror, mirror......

    7/8/2015 3:51:46 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I'm back! I had an awesome time with my family at the fireworks and with my friend in Toronto. The U-2 concert rocked! I wanted to get on the scale this morning. I'm addicted to getting on the scale. I've made a promise to myself to only get on the scale on the 1st of the month. The time i... Read more

  • still here! still trying!!!

    7/8/2015 10:48:44 AM, by KARMEXO

    Today my day is going good so far. I got some grocery shopping done already and have a few more errands to run today. I had a non scale victory of sorts last night. I was reading a diet book around Christmas time and I had made a chart like the book recommended of my weight and measurements. On the ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/8/2015 8:43:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today! woo hoo! my daughter was very happy to see me yesterday and with all the minion stuff i brought with me for her. she was definitely not expecting it. to see her face light up is a joy each and every time for me. all of the birds say hi! i am making great progress in... Read more

  • I thought that was just a trope!

    7/7/2015 10:40:48 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I can't believe what happened. I actually ate half a quart of ice cream because the freezer broke and it was gonna melt (well, it already was mostly). It was Lactaid brand, so lower fat, but much higher in sugar. Whatever. Another day another chance. I've been doing well at bringing salads for lunc... Read more

  • Cloud Monster !

    7/7/2015 10:15:30 PM, by --MAY--

    Look at the cool Pic I took driving back from CT. Took it somwhere in Maryland!!... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/7/2015 9:42:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot and humid day here today. it is calling for some rain this afternoon, with a chance of a thunderstorm later on. then there will be some cooler days after that. my daughter is soooooooo excited about seeing the minions movie this friday. she is a huge fan! i got her some other minion toys... Read more

  • Turbulence and the Scarf of Terror

    7/7/2015 7:37:12 AM, by MSJESSPDX

    Yesterday was a travel day; it was no big deal, except for a couple instances of turbulence throughout the flight. Me being me, the slightest bump convinces me that the plane is about to plummet from the sky! It didn't, of course, and here I am in a hotel room, planning on visiting the National Muse... Read more

  • Hitting New Personal Bests

    7/6/2015 8:13:10 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    Ever since I purchased my fitbit back in March, I have been working towards hitting an average of 10,000 steps plus per day. Some days I have really good days, and some days not so much. Considering the average daily steps are calculated based upon the average of a 7 day week, I have found it a bit ... Read more

  • How To Adjust Car Mirrors

    7/6/2015 5:21:58 PM, by IMAVISION

    202 433 202 433 202 433 202 433 202 433 Eliminate the blind spot! 104 God bless you with safe travel when you are behind the steering wheel or riding along as a passenger! 202 433 202 433 202 433 202 433 202 433 biggeekdad.com/2010/04/car-mir
    ror-ad... Read more

  • Well... Some coffee

    7/6/2015 8:43:33 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I decided to not completely cut my coffee, but rather limit it to 1-2 cups a day, with little sugar/creamer. In other news, I'm switching many of my lunches to salads, but I'm not seeing a lot of change. However, I have found my issue. It's not actually necessarily my meals (except that I do tend... Read more

  • a warm and humid summer day

    7/6/2015 7:58:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot day here today. tomorrow, it will be hot again, with quite a bit of rain. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am taking it easy today and i do not have too much planned to do. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • How Will I Use My Seven Days Of This Week?

    7/6/2015 1:10:14 AM, by TREKPURRSON

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  • If I could turn back time.....(old song from Cher)

    7/5/2015 7:09:06 PM, by BCHARIE

    I saw the news feature of the older and wiser hippie crowd, at Soldier Field, for this weekends last Grateful Dead concert. I was flooded with good vibes, thinking about the "good old days" of concerts, smoking reefer etc.. Not much to worry about back then. I also began to ponder, the what ifs o... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/5/2015 1:02:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has started. let's see what the week brings. i have already worked on three of my online courses today. that is a great start to my week academically. it is very hot and humid here today.i am keeping cool and well hydrated and so is my daughter. all of the birds are okay and say hi. have ... Read more

  • Cake, beer, and airplanes

    7/5/2015 9:44:34 AM, by MSJESSPDX

    I did it! I made it through the Fourth, managing to indulge a bit, have fun, and stay in my calorie range. It took more planning than I usually do (pre-entering the evening's cake into my tracker in the AM), and I was probably a bit neurotic with my friends ("How many shrimp do you guys think are in... Read more

  • Two July 4th Gifts for You!

    7/4/2015 2:06:19 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 Happy July 4th, 2015! 232 283 God bless America! 283 195 God bless you & all those you love! 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 A short (3 minutes) & beautifully put clip - well worth the time ... Read more

  • Motivation, Marbles, and "Supernatural"

    7/4/2015 9:55:05 AM, by MSJESSPDX

    First and most importantly, tracking food is working really well for me! For the first time, I can say having all these ridiculous devices (phone, Kindle, Chromebook, work computer) is a benefit. No matter where I am or what I'm doing, there will be a way to track my food. (For the record, the only ... Read more