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  • Happy Hump Day

    5/5/2015 11:59:45 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy life today cause tomorrow we never know what comes be blessed hugs... Read more

  • Happy Hump Day

    5/5/2015 11:59:27 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy life today cause tomorrow we never know what comes be blessed hugs... Read more

  • Another Short Quiz (for fun)!

    5/5/2015 1:07:09 PM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 304 for stopping by to take this "for fun" quiz! 381 as we remember the words of Charles H. Spurgeon: "By perseverance the snail reached the ark." God bless you this day & each day to come! 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 Ac... Read more

  • The best preparation

    5/5/2015 12:43:34 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Tuesday Training

    5/4/2015 11:05:08 PM, by TRUSYLVER

    Had to train during the day today, I have to go to a certification course tonight when I usually train Barbell Squat 20 @ 20 kg Warmup (44 lb) 3 X 8 @ 70 kg (154 lb) Weighted Glute Hamstring Raise 3 X 10 @ 20 kg (44 lb) Standing Barbell Calf Raise 3 X 8 @ 200 kg (440.9 lb) ... Read more

  • Expensive tastes

    5/4/2015 10:21:10 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Started a New Program and have lost 3.6 Pounds in the last 3 days!!! Yippee!!!

    5/4/2015 11:39:05 AM, by 2DETERMINED

    5/4/2015 - On May 1, 2015 I began a new program that involves drinking Iaso Detox Tea from TLC. During my first 3 days I lost 3.6 Pounds!! I couldn't believe it!!! I even FEEL better and LIGHTER! Today I began taking the Resolution Drops from TLC and it helps to control the cravings for sweets... Read more

  • Study Tonight

    5/4/2015 5:10:29 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    Although I am already qualified for strapping athletes as part of my sports trainer qualification (Athletic Trainer) tomorrow I am booked to do an upgrade course to be nationally recognised to apply Kinesiology tape. so although I am trained in K tape I need this to be officially recognised nation w... Read more

  • Basic Self Health Review

    5/3/2015 10:57:21 PM, by TRUSYLVER

    It has been a little while since I last done some basic self health screening so 2 hours post meal( Lunch) blood glucose - 5.2 mmol/l - Perfect Blood pressure 2 hours after eating 113 / 60 at a heart rate of 58 beats per minute - good Morning resting heart rate was 54 be... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #2

    5/3/2015 6:32:26 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 "Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself...Nothing is impossible!" ~ Norman Vincent Peale 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more

  • A Manly Ab Routine

    5/3/2015 12:04:20 PM, by NANCYANNE55

    I was advising a young man on how to get his abs to show the other day. Now, before we go any farther, let me clarify something: You can't spot reduce because you don't get to choose where your fat collects, or where you lose it. But there are some things you CAN do to make muscle more visible. ... Read more

  • 16th Weigh In - 2 lbs down

    5/3/2015 8:59:37 AM, by ANNALISEPEACH

    Had a good weight loss week despite ongoing stress at work. Lost 2 lbs (down to 133.5) and a half-inch each from my arms and thighs. The women of my family are all pear-shaped, and my body has only reluctantly given up fat on the rear and thighs, so I am *thrilled* to have moved down a little here. ... Read more

  • Sunday again

    5/3/2015 8:16:24 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    Reasonably happy with tonight's training, still under done on the accessory work, especially Dumbbell Bench, but getting there, I will be happy when I get back to the DBs in the heavy rack (45 kg/99lb) + Appetite was through the roof today but kept it in check at our morning 2E Dungeons and Dra... Read more

  • Fenugreek, Milk thistle, cinnamon, protein for breakfast = improved blood sugar

    5/2/2015 2:12:02 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    Hi Sparkers! Hope everyone has been enjoying Spring! As most of you know, in addition to thyroid challenges, I've been having problems with pre-diabetes levels of blood sugar, resulting in a small retinal hematoma and a small cataract in one eye. Since October 2014, I've concentrate... Read more

  • Premiere of "Words to Inspire"!

    5/1/2015 9:15:22 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 “Although time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. In each waking day, you will find scores of blessings & opportunities for positive change. Do not let yo... Read more

  • Friday Night

    5/1/2015 9:27:21 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    Was not able to get to the gym Thursday night so tonight was a double session, I think I set my deadlift program at a weight which is to light but time will tell as it rapidly rises each week. Barbell Bench Press 20 @ 20 kg Warmup (44 lb) 8 X 3 @ 50 kg (110 lb) Close-Grip Barbell Bench... Read more

  • 4/29/2015 - Try, try again

    4/29/2015 12:18:24 PM, by TANYAP71

    Well, the first third of 2015 has been a bust when it comes to getting my fitness and nutrition groove back. The big move to Bee Cave, TX is coming v-e-r-y q-u-i-c-k-l-y though. It's pretty much do-or-die time if I want to be reasonably fit by the time we move. So, I am back. All the way. ... Read more

  • First good Squat Session in weeks

    4/28/2015 7:59:32 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    I was happy with tonights training overall, weights went as planned and still have plenty of energy . Spiked heart rate up to a max of 186 which is above my theoretical max, I love Redline Training 530 with a low of 42 and an average of 123. Barbell Squat 10 @ 20 kg warmup (44 lb)... Read more

  • Final Weight Loss Goal - 130 lbs by 6 June

    4/26/2015 10:13:54 AM, by ANNALISEPEACH

    Today is the 26th of April. I weigh 135.5 lbs, with a 26.2% body fat percentage. I am going to a family gathering on the 6th of June in Pennsylvania, 6 weeks from now. I last saw my family over Christmas, when I was 175 lbs. The body composition scale my weight loss coach uses tells me I have 5.7 lb... Read more

  • 15th Weigh In (Skipped a Week)

    4/26/2015 10:00:51 AM, by ANNALISEPEACH

    I lost .8lbs over the last two weeks, and a half-inch off my hips. The last couple weeks have been very interesting from a discipline standpoint - I was in Germany for a few days last week, and under a lot of stress at work for the last several weeks. As a result, I was not as disciplined as I... Read more

  • Sunday Training

    4/26/2015 8:30:28 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    Tonight (Sunday) was Bench night, went ok, weights were somewhat light but that is how it should be for the de-load weeks of a new training cycle. After a month back in full training, My injuries which caused the 12 month layoff are all good, without pain, although my shoulder crackles from the... Read more

  • Georges Hébert: Methode Naturelle

    4/25/2015 6:02:12 PM, by PETALIA

    Parkour was founded by David Belle in the 1980s. It was inspired by Georges Hébert, a French naval officer, who developed the Methode Naturelle after 1902. Georges Hébert wrote: The final goal of physical education is to make strong beings. In the purely physical sense, the... Read more

  • Which Golden Girl Are You?

    4/25/2015 5:42:43 PM, by IMAVISION

    184 38 184 38184 38 184 38184 38 As always, 304 for stopping in to check this out. May you know the blessing of loving & receiving love in return! 184 38 184 38184 38 184 38184 38 Take the Golden Girls personality quiz & find out if you are a Blanche, Dorothy, Rose or S... Read more

  • Lest We Forget

    4/24/2015 5:40:07 PM, by TRUSYLVER

    Today I have an 8 hour afternoon shift for Sports Medicine following the ANZAC March, I expect a lot of injuries in my shorter than normal shift because 2 of the local high schools had their cross country race yesterday and many of the teens will have over exerted themselves and still want ... Read more

  • Three quotes!

    4/24/2015 2:04:56 PM, by IMAVISION

    386 381 386 381 386 381 386 381386 381 304 for checking these quotes out. I certainly enjoyed them & am hoping that you will, too! I especially enjoyed the last one! 20 God bless the rest of your Friday & the coming weekend with success in all areas! 386 381 386 381... Read more

  • 5K A Day Continues, Leaving Chicago Illinois

    4/24/2015 12:39:37 AM, by LJCANNON

    331 My new shoes and I have been together for 24 hours and a little over 16,000 Steps now. My back pain is almost gone. So, even though my Old Shoes LOOKED OK, I was Right ... they had Too Many Miles on them. They are now bagged up to go to the Local Shelter 364 My 5K A Day Streak continues, toda... Read more

  • Evening Session

    4/23/2015 8:08:28 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    Barbell Bench Press (Dynamic Bench) 2 X 20 @ 20 kg (44 lb) 8 X 3 @45 kg (99 lb) Close-Grip Barbell Bench Press 8 @ 30 kg (66 lb) 8 @ 35 kg (77 lb) 8@ 40 kg (88 lb) way too light but it has been over 12 months since last doing close grip Triceps Pushdown 8 @ 75 kg (165 lb) ... Read more

  • Why are people so rude??

    4/22/2015 11:25:20 PM, by POXYFAIRY

    So someone left a pretty rude comment on my last blog that promptly got deleted. I thought this site was to be motivating and encouraging to each other, not thinking they know me and tell me I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing. So because I had some potato salad, I'm going way off track. ... Read more

  • Good start to the day

    4/22/2015 11:09:15 PM, by TRUSYLVER

    I had some good news this morning, mums blood markers have improved due to her chemotherapy and she is feeling better today than she has been. Morning Cardio Cycling (stationary) 00:20:00 | 10 km | 30 km/hr | 141 BPM | 60 % (percentage of max machine resistance) Min HR 100 Avg HR ... Read more

  • 13 food facts we don't want to believe!

    4/22/2015 10:40:02 PM, by IMAVISION

    427 491 486 45 22 489 483 491 486 45 524 & 304 for giving moments of your lives to stop by. I hope you find the following interesting &/or helpful. God bless us all with His wisdom in selecting the foods we choose to bring into our homes & put into our bodies! 489 483 22 4... Read more

  • Tuesday & Wednesday Workouts & New Shoes

    4/22/2015 9:56:18 PM, by LJCANNON

    This was Yesterday's GoldsFit Workout. By the middle of the 20 Minute EMOM (Every Minute On The Minute you switch to the next Exercise) , all I wanted to do was Cry! I'm sure that it wasn't "Pretty," but I DID Complete it. On the way home I knew that I would be back -- and That made me question my o... Read more

  • Wedding Dress Fiasco - but it all worked out

    4/22/2015 1:03:40 AM, by POXYFAIRY

    I had my first fitting today and the dress isn't even close to fitting me in that one spot on my back. I've done everything I could - lost 11 lbs, exercise like crazy, eat almost 100% clean. There was no way I was going to lose 2.5" in the next month and a half! I was about ready to have a panic ... Read more

  • Blog Entry Title:

    4/21/2015 5:10:35 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    "Tend to your vital heart, and all you worry about will be solved." by Rumi | Painting by Karol Bąk I've decided to make my weigh-in day tomorrow, Wednesday morning. Every week. Again, my goal is 1 lb each week... but if I exceed that goal, all the better ;) The past few days I've b... Read more

  • Tonight's Training

    4/21/2015 8:28:44 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    Still not fully over the flu but did manage a basic training session Super Set 1 Barbell Bench Press 2 X 20 @20 kg (44 lb) Warmup 10 X 10 @ 57.5 kg (127 lb) Body Weight Inverted Row (Let Me Ups) 10 X 10 Super Set 2 Barbell Incline Bench Press 10 X 10 @ 20 kg (44 lb) Preach... Read more

  • Schedulizing

    4/19/2015 11:59:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hi Spark 26 I wanted to thank everyone who commented on my last blog :) gave me some good ideas for my cooking adventures. It's definitely not bad to be cooking for one.. I guess I'm just a little bit lonely, but I'm dealing with it, ya know! It's not like I don't have any friends I could... Read more

  • A Short Quiz (for fun)!

    4/19/2015 9:09:22 PM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 304 for checking this out. May the Creator God bless your coming week with delights you haven't even considered possible! 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 As a nation how many hamburgers do Americans eat each year? 1) 25 mil... Read more

  • Henry Rollins: on anger

    4/19/2015 7:41:04 PM, by PETALIA

    "My anger does not manifest itself in destruction of objects, swearing in traffic, or attempting to get beaten up by another male several years my junior. Actually, it gets me up early, on the road and down it. I believe that contentment or any sustained period of joy that doesn't inspire thou... Read more

  • Tie to low magnesium intake and Type 2 diabetes

    4/18/2015 11:13:54 AM, by MZZCHIEF

    hey Sparkers! I've been reading a lot recently about insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, since those of us with who are overweight... or in my case, within my BMI, but at the top range of it... tend to have problems with blood sugar, more so than our thinner sisters. In any case, here'... Read more

  • Cooking for one

    4/17/2015 6:01:57 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Guys I'm doing really well!!!!!!! I went to the store and bought a bunch of healthy food, and got my kitchen all cleaned up, and am cooking :) I've resisted several not-so-good food choices over the past few days, and I've been drinking more water. My goal tonight is go be asleep by 11 pm... Read more

  • The Ant And The Rubber Tree Plant

    4/17/2015 4:41:58 PM, by LJCANNON

    I am sure hoping that this link works because I have had this Song stuck in my head all day and I want to share it with you!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    feature=player_detailpage&
    v=wOOTF8vu6ps Next time your found With your chin on the ground There a lot to be learned... Read more

  • Productivity, Baby!

    4/17/2015 2:56:19 PM, by THEMFOLK

    I haven't blogged since the first of the year, and thought I would post a short blurb about what I've been up to. Mostly farming stuff, which is really pretty boring. Building and repairing fences. Hard work and not a lot of fun. But I've also been doing some art. One of my former art teac... Read more

  • Started to feel better

    4/17/2015 5:27:51 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    I think I am starting to kick this flu, at least I hope so, first thing in the morning I have to go to a course to do my Advanced Resuscitation Certification renewal the I will be on duty as Sports Trainer (Athletics Trainer) at the football from 11:30 am through to 9 pm (if there are no late ambula... Read more

  • Consider The Ant!!

    4/17/2015 1:15:07 AM, by LJCANNON

    Quote of the Day: “Discover your beast mode” Scripture of the Day: “Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter. But yo... Read more

  • I cleaned out my friend list today ~sigh~

    4/16/2015 12:59:01 PM, by GOLFCHICK2-0

    80-somethin' people down to 34. It was nothing personal. Just a question of purging space. Every one of the people on that list has been inactive for over 150 days (some for over 1000!). There were several on there who had removed, or had been removed by SP, their pages. Some I messaged or sha... Read more

  • Frustrated

    4/16/2015 2:33:05 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    still not well, the Flu is taking it out of me, very frustrated I can't train.... Read more

  • Mixed Day

    4/15/2015 3:24:17 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    I have been suffering from a virus since Saturday afternoon which is limiting my training, another couple of days and i will be back to normal. I also had a Doctors appointment this morning, firstly, my initial tests for the hereditary cancer I had to be tested for is clear (YAY) still need fur... Read more

  • Day 2

    4/14/2015 4:23:14 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Day off! Today I am being proactive, but realistic. Lots of scattered thoughts and emotions, but I'm not letting them distract me from the task at hand: My apartment is a MESS that I have neglected for far too long... and I am going to focus on doing partial cleaning, not worrying about getting the ... Read more

  • Putting my weight in perspective.

    4/14/2015 1:15:43 PM, by POXYFAIRY

    It's like being a normal weight and carrying a 30-40 lb backpack around everywhere I go! Not only is it unhealthy, but it's tiring! I have a hard time lifting 40 lbs, let alone walking around with it on my body, yikes! No wonder my knees hurt all the time now! It really disgusts me is what it do... Read more

  • Evening #1 April 13

    4/14/2015 12:00:31 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Admittedly, I can't count how many times I've, "started over," with numbering these blogs, but I'm never forgetting the past, it's just another new birth after a cycle of reinventing myself (it happens... phoenix spirit). Sometimes it's easier to just use numbers instead of coming up with a blog tit... Read more

  • New Job New Plan New Life ;)

    4/13/2015 4:47:47 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hello lovelies! I started working a few weeks ago at executive services at Safelite. I am the person who takes all of the escalated calls about warranty and legal. Hahaha. It sounds a lot worse than it is.... it basically consists of calming people down, fixing problems, and spending... Read more

  • Small victories!

    4/13/2015 1:56:36 PM, by POXYFAIRY

    I have my first fitting next week for my wedding dress, and it still doesn't zip up all the way. It is a lot closer than it was 2 months ago though!! It's obviously not going to miraculously fit in another week, so now I have to decide whether or not to brave it and hope it fits in 2 months, or ha... 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 many formats as possible. I originally was planning to title this blog "WAKE UP AMERICA!"; however, it isn't t... Read more

  • Wonderful Trip to Sweden!

    4/12/2015 7:36:55 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    Just returned from eight wonderful days in Sweden - seeing the sites and visiting family. We spent a day in Copenhagen, Denmark; three days in Gothenburg, Sweden; and three days in Stockholm, Sweden. My true weakness is European sweet rolls! The ones that look like donuts, but they're baked wi... Read more

  • 14th Weigh In and Birthday Celebration

    4/11/2015 9:33:48 PM, by ANNALISEPEACH

    I lost 2.5 lbs this week, with a half-inch each off my waist and thighs. Next week will be a slow week, but I expect that by this point. I celebrated my birthday today, and my coach gave me a pass to have a "fun day." We went to a Japanese Street Festival in DC. We had grilled chicken to start,... 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

  • Just another Friday

    4/10/2015 8:08:35 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    it has bee a quiet day today with the kids on school holidays completed some walking tonight in addition to my regular morning stuff. Tomorrow will be busy, expecting to be on my feet for another 11 hour day at the football, I have some soup in the freezer which I will get the canteen ladies to... Read more

  • 5K Number 32 and Meeting The Trainer's Family

    4/9/2015 8:20:40 PM, by LJCANNON

    323 Yesterday I went to Goodwill hoping to find a Kettlebell that I could use at work (I have 2 at home). I didn't find a Kettlebell, but I did find a "G-Ball" and Two Brand New DVDs of a "Melt It Off" Workout with Mitch Gaylord. It looks like a Great AB Workout. I watched it but I didn't actuall... Read more

  • Bands and more Bands

    4/9/2015 9:23:29 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    Gym was busy tonight, completed Bench at the gym then completed the rest at home using heavy bands Barbell Bench Press 2 X 20 @ 20 kg 10 X 10 @ 55 kg (121 lb) Bent Over Band Row 10 X 10 (54 kg Band) Band Pull Aparts 10 X 10 reps 6kg rated band (Green) Band Kneeling Tri... Read more

  • Bench Night and Progress for DH

    4/7/2015 8:40:19 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    Tonight's training Barbell Bench Press 2 X 20 @ 20 kg (44 lb) 10 X 10 @ 52.5 kg (115.7 lb) Body Weight Inverted Row (Let Me Ups) 1 X 10 Group B Preacher Curl 10 X 10 @ 30 kg (66 lb) Skull Crushers 10 X 10 @ 30 kg (66 lb) DH was happy with his progress toni... Read more

  • I did it!

    4/6/2015 10:45:38 PM, by POXYFAIRY

    4 weeks of exercise in a row! Let me tell ya - I need a break!!!!! It feels great to be able to start something and finish it! I took it day by day and wanted to give up everyday, but I kept at it. There were some exercises taking place at 10:30 and 11:00pm on the days I was busy, but I was d... Read more

  • Cardio Night

    4/6/2015 8:26:28 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    this morning excluding my regular wake up pushups, I spent an hour on the stationary bike and tonight at the gym I completed 10k on the rower and 5k on the treadmill... Read more

  • Spring In Your Step Challenge Met; 100 Day 5K Challenge Continues

    4/6/2015 12:36:14 AM, by LJCANNON

    543 This month's Challenge for owners of the SparkPeople Activity Tracker (SPAT) was to get 70,000 Steps. You could say that I am a bit of an Over Achiever, I suppose. I crossed 70,000 Steps with a short Walk this morning before Church. 311 I've been thinking about increasing my Daily Step Goal... Read more