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  • it's monday

    2/27/2017 1:17:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new day is well underway. today, after school, my daughter has basketball practice. she loves to try things at least once. I am now following her example. she now takes the same shoe size as I do, so sometimes she asks me to borrow a pair of my shoes. she is growing up before my eyes. hard to beli... Read more

  • Raining ☔️ it pours

    2/26/2017 6:43:26 PM, by LAM_MURPHY

    Woke up to warm water 💦pouring on my head this morning. At 4:45 so not fun. So today I took the day off of working out, still ate ok and slept most the day. My house 🏡 is a mess the flours are torn up and needing to be replaced, do to the hot water heater bursting. Lol when it rains it pours! ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    2/25/2017 2:56:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is off with her friends for the day today. so i get the day to do what i want until she comes back home. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • My biggest motivator...

    2/25/2017 1:04:00 PM, by CONNIEKACZ1

    Big thank you to Barbara, she keeps me on track and focused on the long term goal of the completion of Dirty Girl Mud run in may 17.... Read more

  • Smile, I am back ... Day One Lifestyle Change

    2/25/2017 12:03:21 PM, by STORMIE62

    Diets fail because there is an “on” and an “off.” If you go “on” something, at some point in time you have to go “off” of it. Yes, you may lose weight initially. You may drop a size or two from not eating carbs. But in six months, a year, or five years, has the weight come back? No one ca... Read more

  • Do Knot Attempt To Adjust Your Mind----

    2/25/2017 7:25:10 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Been awhile since I posted. Wife and I just got back from a Northern Cali vacation. One of her ex-students is now a stand-up comic in the Bay area. He has won several stand-up contests. Got to see his show. He IS funny. Then we took the Wine Train through Napa. Rained all the time. Didn't seem to ... Read more

  • Seeing A little change

    2/24/2017 10:45:57 PM, by LAM_MURPHY

    Little by little change is happening. I am down 27 pounds. Someone once told me think of it in terms of sticks of butter that makes be thinks I have accomplished more.👍🤗... Read more

  • So far I've Healed

    2/24/2017 3:07:12 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    My brother (slapthefatcat) wrote an article a few days ago called "So far so bad." He reminded me that you need to stay true to yourself. Don't lie about what you eat and do; be honest. More so, be kind with that honesty. You wouldn't scream at a child for eating too much or not working out. Instead... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/24/2017 12:48:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week is almost complete. i am taking it easy today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/23/2017 10:00:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today. my daughter says hi! i am keeping busy without overwhelming myself. i have still not heard back yet from the company i went for the job interview for last week. in the meantime, i am actively looking for other work. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    2/22/2017 11:33:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    it started off being very foggy here today. now it is just slightly foggy. i started a different online course today that deals with grammar and other things like essay writing. it is a nice change of pace for me. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Know Your Limits

    2/21/2017 2:35:11 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    With me, there seems to be no limits until I smash into them headfirst. I always go with gumption, try to surpass myself, and forget about my own limitations. Sure, this means that I make more progress than a lot of people, however it also means that I have a lot of pushback from my body. Most rec... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/21/2017 2:04:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today, with the rest of the week being milder than is usual at this time of the year. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • So February is almost over!?!

    2/21/2017 2:32:19 AM, by LUCKY1964

    Hey everone I am not out of the weeds. I am still weighing in at over 200 pounds and battling all the time with food choices and limitations just seem to be turning into triggers for more break downs.....this year has me down but I am not out. I AM up at this time of night forcing myself to have tha... Read more

  • So close, so bad.

    2/20/2017 11:21:48 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    My last blog was entitled "So far, so good" because I was doing well in making healthier choices and such. But when I visited home, there were so many goodies to snack on and when I came back, I still felt like eating this stuff. I know I just need to hope back onto track, but I went WAY off today. ... Read more

  • Bummed

    2/20/2017 10:16:17 PM, by KERRILANDON

    I'm breaking a 9 day streak of workout minutes I fell hard rollerskating last night. I'm bruised pretty badly after sitting at my desk at work the drive home was painful. Knowing that the gym would be crowded on a Monday I just went home. I got my steps in today though. Tomorrow is another day... Read more

  • I bought a Simply FitBoard

    2/20/2017 1:55:48 PM, by --MAY--

    and i can feel it workng, love the dvd it comes with. I got a purple one! It is actually pretty easy to do. And you can hide it cuz it is small. So if you get one check out, our team, it is called simply fitboard, or go to my sp page and clck on the team! Hope to see you there... Read more

  • Loads of Updates

    2/18/2017 10:32:21 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I seem to be back on track now. I've more or less re-dedicated myself to the meal plan. Today, I took an unexpected rest day, as I simply forgot to workout. More attention was put towards helping family out, spending some quality time with my bro, and working on schoolwork. Almost feels like I'm bac... Read more

  • Feb 18

    2/18/2017 5:08:14 PM, by MAMODIO

    Well, my weight loss has been slow during this 5% challenge. Only 2.6 ponds lost over the past 5 weeks, but I'd rather have that than stay the same or gain weight. Today I downloaded a new app for my phone so I can get in workouts with weights at home instead of just walking during the week. I'm ho... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/17/2017 11:33:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to visit with some of my family today, while my daughter is in school. she does not have to go to school on monday and a lot of places are closed. for all who will be celebrating family day on monday, have a terrific day! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone and ... Read more

  • Mental Disappointment

    2/16/2017 12:38:39 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I let my plateau get to my head. On Tuesday, I held so much tension in my body that I could only do twenty minutes or so. My body kept locking me up. I also ate cheesecake, which is very, very bad on my calorie count and macros. Yesterday, I had cheesecake again, but meditated for a bit, then stopp... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/16/2017 11:01:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    a windy, cool and sunny day here today. my daughter dressed warmly for school this morning. I dressed warmly, too. I am catching up on some computer work today and some errands. I will know before this time next week whether or not I get to go to an in person interview with the company for a full t... Read more

  • I'm feeling really good

    2/15/2017 8:53:21 PM, by KERRILANDON

    104 I've been logging food again for about a month now. Joined a gym, got a Fitbit and have been truly motivated to reach my goals each day. It's starting to come back. I feel myself getting stronger. I can dare to dream that I may look decent again... Read more

  • Alive :)

    2/15/2017 5:43:19 PM, by KATIEWILL5

    What helps you feel alive what makes you want to go on think about that do it and then move on that what I am doing Got to stop fretting... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/15/2017 2:36:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy for me. it is still somewhat mild here. my daughter says hi and sends hugs to all! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! the next phase for the job i had an interview for is for the agency to send my info to the company, then i will go and see the company itself. the comp... Read more

  • I am an expert

    2/15/2017 5:12:44 AM, by SIERRA2522

    Yes I realized today I am an expert at starting over! I have succeeded time and time again in my weight loss/fitness journey and right when I am close to my goal I self sabotage. I could probably trace back here on spark people the times I have decided with full on force and a plan in mind only t... Read more

  • Plateau Frustration

    2/14/2017 2:48:43 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    The scale hasn't budged in three weeks, or four weigh ins. I seem "stuck" at 280. I'm working hard as heck at the gym, and my food is where my plan tells me to, but obviously I need to shift something. Luckily, I stay in touch with my trainer, and we're going to try a new meal plan; readjusting macr... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/14/2017 11:50:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    happy valentine's day,everyone! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i heard from a different place regarding a full time job. i will be in touch with them this afternoon, to see what they have to say. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • a new day

    2/13/2017 10:16:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling a lot better today. yesterday, there was quite a bit of snow here. my daughter and i went out and enjoyed playing in the snow. she is doing so well in school and she likes to try new things at least once. i have started to do the same. i got a different exercise dvd from the library tha... Read more

  • Pushing Hard and Getting Hard

    2/12/2017 3:56:15 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    No, I don't mean that in a pervy way, ladies, though you're free to use your imagination. What I actually mean is working out with a particularly strong effort and seeing the results on my body. Today, I received so many compliments, but I can't help and see all of where I need to go. My major cha... Read more

  • it's sunday

    2/12/2017 3:37:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am starting to feel much better. i am still taking it easy and not overdoing anything. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Hiding Goals

    2/10/2017 11:57:19 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I have many, many goals in my fitness journey. Many people say, "Share your goals with others, so that they can keep you on track!", but that's not always the best way to go. When you share your goal, you don't just receive the support of others, but you also get the pressure to succeed from them.... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/10/2017 10:42:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    I feel like I have come down with a cold. I have been taking it easy these past few days. yesterday, I just stayed at home, drank plenty of fluids and rested. my daughter says hi to everyone! all of the birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • As Someone Else's Fire

    2/8/2017 2:35:08 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    What if you learned that you were someone else's fire; their inspiration and source of motivation for a journey (weight loss, or something else)? Would you work harder, be more persevering, and advertise your successes more or ease off the pedals a bit, try to get back to "normal", and stop talking ... Read more

  • Quick Reset

    2/8/2017 12:19:24 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I'm fairly upset with myself. This weekend, my food wasn't where I typically set the bar, then it crept into my week. Plus, I guess I pushed myself too hard yesterday, because I can't seem to push hard today. My guess is that I need to jump to a whole new set up, likely mostly separating cardio and ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/7/2017 11:09:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    so far, it is not raining here yet. i am prepared if it does and so is my daughter. a good friend of mine recommended some different exercise dvds to try. i will head to the library to find them. i like to try different ones and to mix up the exercises i do now. i have some errands to run today and ... Read more

  • Cycles and Stress

    2/6/2017 2:26:08 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    It's finally occurred to me why I keep feeling like I'm falling off track. I accidently created a two week cycle. I have one week really busy, which keeps me distracted from unhealthy "stuff", and the routine lands me in the gym. The next week, I barely have anything, which means that I'm not stuck ... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/6/2017 11:29:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly mild day here today. a day to get outdoors and enjoy. my daughter says hi! for me, i am taking it easy today, not having too much to do. tomorrow, there is supposed to me a mix of weather, starting with freezing rain, then turning to rain, then turning cold tomorrow night into wednesday. so... Read more

  • So far, so good.

    2/4/2017 10:24:37 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    I was WAAAAAYY off the wagon before; eating pretty much only junk food and not exercising at all. I've since made some small changes. I am taking the changes very, very slowly because whenever I try a big change I do it one time, then drop it. So far my changes include tracking everything I eat (4 d... Read more

  • Baby Steps

    2/3/2017 12:43:23 PM, by KIWINURSE

    Met with my Curves coach this week and got favorable results! I lost 3 pounds since joining in January and lost 0.5-1" from all areas. I know it may not sound a lot but I was thrilled as the last 2 weeks have been busy and stressful. One of those weeks we had to make an emergency trip out of state, ... Read more

  • it's friday!

    2/3/2017 9:36:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! even though it is a very cool day here, i am outside running some errands. i got a new winter coat for christmas and now i am outdoors every day,rain or shine. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying life so much. i love to spend time with my... Read more

  • it's friday!

    2/3/2017 9:36:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! even though it is a very cool day here, i am outside running some errands. i got a new winter coat for christmas and now i am outdoors every day,rain or shine. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying life so much. i love to spend time with my... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/2/2017 10:19:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    a nice and mainly sunny day here today. i will know by monday at the latest if i get called in for a second in person interview for the one i had yesterday. in the meantime, i will continue to look for other work and still work on my online courses,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say chee... Read more

  • Back on Track

    1/31/2017 4:58:53 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I believe I'm back on track with weight loss. Last week threw me for a loop with the weight gain, but I've shed it all off, plus a tiny bit more. I'm not changing my goals; I'm just going to stick to it. I'm participating in a weight loss challenge on DietBet for the Feb. time frame. I need to los... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/31/2017 12:51:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow afternoon for a part time office job. i have been practicing what to say and how to present myself, so i will be all ready for the interview. it has been snowing on and off here today, with some more snow due in the later afternoon. i am okay with it and so is my daug... Read more

  • Back to the Past

    1/30/2017 11:21:25 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Over the winter break, I noticed that my habits were simple and unhealthy. I also noticed how someone should be trying to lose weight and get healthy (mostly by observing my bro Neomattlac). Luckily, one part of my unhealthy battle is gone, since I no longer stand over a fryer six hours a day (line ... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/30/2017 10:59:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has started. a fresh start for me. I like to mix up what foods I eat and change up my exercise routines every once in a while. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more