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  • TGIF

    9/3/2015 11:43:45 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Happy Friday enjoy your day and make it special hugs... Read more

  • So quickly lost

    9/2/2015 10:15:47 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • From Joel Osteen today:

    9/2/2015 1:07:04 PM, by MI-ELLKAYBEE

    Today’s Scripture “Provide for those who grieve...a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” (Isaiah 61:3, NIV) What are you wearing today? Not on your physical body, bu... Read more

  • Believe it

    9/1/2015 10:03:21 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh ... Read more

  • Possible

    8/31/2015 8:29:41 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Obesity is a SYMPTOM, NOT a disease!

    8/31/2015 3:00:51 PM, by _RAMONA

    In the article and video to which I link, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why our current approach will never heal the core issues that lead to obesity, and offers an alternative way of looking at obesity that can lead to real change. psychologyofe... Read more

  • Remember this, for everyone you know

    8/30/2015 8:40:09 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • SURPRISE!! I Met My Goal!!

    8/30/2015 1:17:01 AM, by LJCANNON

    331 I did not expect to reach my Steps Goal (14,000) today. Technically, there WAS Time for a Walk early this morning, but I chose to sleep in for an extra hour and then have a nice, leisurely Breakfast before going over to an elderly Church Member's house to help her with some household chores. (b... Read more

  • I am going to dream big!

    8/29/2015 4:42:12 PM, by MULTIPLEHIGH5S

    Dear naysayers! And I mean both in life and on spark! I am going to dream big! Even if I do not reach all or some of my goals at least I will have made progress and I will have tried. Sure I could choose only small goals, but then I might get complacent once I have reached them.... Read more

  • And I am back

    8/28/2015 1:43:25 PM, by MULTIPLEHIGH5S

    After an awesome vacation, I am back to my normal life. And I will get back on track with my weight loss goals. I managed to gain 3 lbs on vacation which is not too bad at all. I was expecting worse. I am going to tackle a 20lb turkey! - I have joined the Done Girls Tackle a Turkey challenge an... Read more

  • It's on the list

    8/28/2015 1:22:32 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • update!

    8/28/2015 11:57:27 AM, by BLACK-PRINCESS

    😱 still dealing w/health issues. I'm using another app 2 log food.... Read more

  • Why I Run - A love hate relationship

    8/28/2015 11:30:23 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    This blog is a copy of a message board post in respond to a question by a SparkPeople member. I run. I run because I enjoy running. The other exercises I do to balance my health and wellness goals, but running is what I do. I run because I enjoy it. I don't train for races but I may layof... Read more

  • Well, I am back.

    8/28/2015 10:05:44 AM, by POXYFAIRY

    I'm back after a few months. We made a baby. Then we lost it. Taking this time to heal and lose some weight before we try again. It's not easy when all I feel like doing is emotional eating. Need to look at it from the perspective of better health for me and for future baby. Time t... Read more

  • Thankful

    8/27/2015 8:51:43 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • new work out weight gain

    8/27/2015 2:12:51 PM, by BANDTEACHER

    Just finished Insanity Max:30 last week. This week I started doing the 21 Day Fix and a weight lifting program. I have gained 5 pounds in less than a week. I haven't changed my eating. I am not sure what to do to drop the weight again. Frustrating! ... Read more

  • Wednesday Workout & Question About Slam Balls

    8/26/2015 9:59:13 PM, by LJCANNON

    362 My "Best Speed" is much Slower than anyone else's in the Class, and it would have put my Team way behind for me to complete a 400 Meter "Run" between each Exercise. Today I was not even able to manage my Own Best Speed due to my knee hurting A Lot. So each time I stopped when my Team Mates compl... Read more

  • We must believe

    8/26/2015 1:34:41 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Quote for Today 8/25/2015

    8/25/2015 11:53:08 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    Photo from Blue Cure Night Run's post in Blue Cure Night Run - Houston ... Read more

  • Carry on

    8/25/2015 10:01:56 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • The tragedy

    8/24/2015 11:02:57 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Banishing Post-Exercise Fuel Paranoia

    8/24/2015 12:09:53 PM, by NANCYANNE55

    A lot of lifting types are concerned about eating the perfect thing pre and post workout to enhance muscle building. The common thought process is complex carbs, protein, and fat before a workout and fast-digesting both carbs and protein after a workout. This usually winds up looking something lik... Read more

  • PACING IS THE GOAL

    8/23/2015 11:16:33 PM, by LJCANNON

    I was the only one who showed up for the GoldsFit Class this afternoon. It is nice for me to get the One-On-One Attention, but I can't help feeling a little bad for the Trainer. She did tell me that they had a Large Class yesterday. SUNDAY, August 23 WARM UP: 500 meter Light Jo... Read more

  • Discussions and arguments

    8/21/2015 4:28:18 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Another Great Vacation....More Weight Gain!!

    8/21/2015 7:52:35 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    Just returned from a great vacation at the beach. It was a nice relaxing week, but I stayed focused on remaining healthy. Now going in to my beach vacation, I had been experiencing some lower back pain (which I think I did while lifting weights one day doing barbell squats) so I thought I would... Read more

  • Grateful

    8/20/2015 4:15:27 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    An EF1 tornado went through last night, and luckily we sustained no damage. After a storm knocked out our power around 9:30, we sat in the dark with the dogs, waiting to dash to the basement if need be. We heard nothing but some wind, so we stayed put, and when the warning expired at 10 PM we wen... Read more

  • Nothing ever...

    8/19/2015 2:50:23 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Sharing the joy

    8/18/2015 3:31:43 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    A photo of my husband and me, our kids and their significant others at my son's wedding.4 A truly joyful day! ... Read more

  • Increase Your Capacity To Receive

    8/18/2015 1:30:33 PM, by MI-ELLKAYBEE

    Today’s Scripture “Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back...” (Isaiah 54:2, NIV) Increase Your Capacity To Receive God has many blessings in store for you! He has favor in your future like you’ve never imagined. He wants to take yo... Read more

  • It's true...

    8/17/2015 1:49:21 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Quote for Today 8/17/2015

    8/17/2015 10:33:53 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent... Read more

  • Sunday's GoldsFit Workout

    8/16/2015 10:07:55 PM, by LJCANNON

    Today was Much Better than my last GoldsFit Class. Mostly because there was NO Running, Jogging, or High Knees. Even when you allow for modifications, I don't like those Workouts because I am so much slower than everyone else. Yes, I know you aren't supposed to compare yourself to others, but it is ... Read more

  • Whoa!

    8/16/2015 8:18:50 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Day 14...

    8/16/2015 2:54:28 PM, by MISSG818

    I entered this weekend feeling week about my dieting. Last night, hung out with friends, but got sidetracked during my birthday celebration. This is my last break before diving into two classes with my doctoral studies. I will enjoy myself with new friends and family. This afternoon, k... Read more

  • Quote for Today 8/16/2015

    8/16/2015 11:51:53 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    "Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines." Satchel Paige ... Read more

  • Disposable world

    8/15/2015 8:51:56 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Calorie-Cutting Switch

    8/14/2015 4:01:44 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Realized I started this most recent phase of the journey 2 months ago this next Tuesday! I've already lost considerably in that short time. Look at the photos from 2 months ago, I decided to wash the outfit I was wearing in the photos and take some more next Tuesday so I can accurately compare my ... Read more

  • THIS

    8/14/2015 8:18:39 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • My anchor

    8/13/2015 2:45:06 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Comfort Zone

    8/13/2015 12:50:50 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Today's Spark tip when I logged in was this: "You'll never be able to experience new things if you stay in your comfort zone all the time! Today, your challenge is to make one big step toward your goal that pushes you out of the safety of your comfort zone. For example, if you're working toward a s... Read more

  • Day 11

    8/13/2015 7:32:33 AM, by MISSG818

    Up at 4am and pushing weights at 4:30am. Kick butt workout this morning (i.e. squats @ 90# 23 , T-bar squats @150#, DB deadlifts w/@25 34 , good mornings @ 50#, angle leg press @ 70#, 100 side kickbacks, 100 kickbacks, weighted/incline treadmill w/30# vest 315 ). Hunger is at its peak so I made a... Read more

  • To Do It Or Not To Do It

    8/12/2015 9:50:28 PM, by LJCANNON

    Really seriously thinking I may not continue these classes after my contract is up (December). I usually Love the Class, but on Days/Workouts like this one today, I feel completely inept and as if i don't "Belong." I don't feel like I'm any stronger on Push Ups, nor am I any closer to doing a Real P... Read more

  • POV

    8/12/2015 1:10:12 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Day 10...

    8/12/2015 7:07:26 AM, by MISSG818

    Good Morning, I weighed myself and the scale did not move... Ugh! I decided not be concerned with the scale as my body fat is decreasing. I tried on a pair of pants that are a size 4 and they fit (wide thighs and all). I could not believe it. Over the past few months, I was lifting moderately ... Read more

  • Collision

    8/12/2015 3:06:28 AM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Went down to the office to pick up a package that had been delivered. As I was walking out with my big box, a man put his car into reverse and started backing into to me. I felt contact with my foot and leg, but not much pain and yelled to stop. The man stopped, moved forward again, and in ton to ... Read more

  • Have you lost your way?

    8/11/2015 8:57:15 PM, by EVOLUTIONFITNY

    We have all experienced times where we have lost our motivation or lost our way when traveling down the healthy lifestyle. I, for one, am not exempt from this! Since making a decision to not participate in a big race in 2016, I found myself just completely lose all motivation. Pair that wit... Read more

  • Giving and getting

    8/11/2015 3:11:20 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Quote for Today 8/11/2015

    8/11/2015 9:39:06 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    "People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead." -- James Baldwin ... Read more

  • Day 9...

    8/11/2015 7:30:28 AM, by MISSG818

    Today I woke up tired, but worked out in my home gym. I am excited about my home gym as it is an option when I wake up late or when I do not want to travel to the gym. It is also an alternative on leg day when I do not want to squat in front of a bunch of men 40. I will post pictures o... Read more

  • New Strength

    8/11/2015 1:58:23 AM, by EO4WELLNESS

    So today's workout included exploding by jumping upwards, reaching for the sky, from a deep squat position. Well, a few weeks ago my "deep squat" looked like I was barely bending my knee, and even that was limited by pain. Now I can get lower, and for the first time in 30 or more years I jumped and ... Read more

  • Walking At Work, But Not With A Video!!

    8/11/2015 1:21:32 AM, by LJCANNON

    315 I started yesterday morning at the Gym with a Friend, as usual. I had plenty of time, so i didn't push for Speed but i incorporated the incline feature of the Treadmill, with Intervals of 2 minutes at 0 Incline and 3 minutes of 3% Incline. I have learned that anytime I go Over a 3% Incline, my k... Read more

  • Puppies keep me very busy

    8/10/2015 11:40:57 PM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    I realized that my blog on Spark has been neglected for a long time. The reason is that we have had a litter of puppies and all things dog breeding have kept me very busy. So I decided to share my blog about some of what has been keeping me so busy. The link is to the latest blog post but other post... Read more

  • Right on, Mr. Twain

    8/10/2015 4:18:17 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Day 8...

    8/10/2015 6:58:14 AM, by MISSG818

    Today was a great morning. The alarm clock rang at 4:00 a.m. and I quickly got ready to go to the gym. When I arrived, I was met by a man and woman who had the same thing in mind. I gave it 110% when pumping legs, pressing 430 pounds on the leg press machine. 430 pounds is the heaviest I successf... Read more

  • Visitor Tips

    8/10/2015 2:50:08 AM, by EO4WELLNESS

    How do y'all handle friends and family coming to visit? So far so good. Recently had folks visit who brought foods I loved but wasn't eating. I just visited while everyone else ate. It worked. I've read a lot of tips on SparkPeople, but none so far about guests. Would be interested in hearing about... Read more

  • Made in the USA

    8/9/2015 8:33:25 PM, by IMAVISION

    232 189 232 189 232 189 232 189 232 189 The following was sent to me through e-mail. It gives one lots of "food for thought". Many years back, my beloved MrV's aunt used to be very careful to buy only products/goods produced in the United States. At the time, I saw no sen... Read more

  • Day 7

    8/9/2015 2:46:59 PM, by MISSG818

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  • Day 7...

    8/9/2015 2:09:35 PM, by MISSG818

    Rest day. 387... Read more

  • Metabolic Aftershock

    8/8/2015 5:31:48 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Today I started a new exercise method entitled: Metabolic Aftershock. This is a 9-week program and today was the first day for me. The program is very compatible with goals, tracking, teaching, methods, etc. For example, as I've just started I'm of course in phase 1. Phase one is all about ... Read more

  • Sugar Addictions

    8/8/2015 11:59:06 AM, by IDNYCAGIRL

    475 469 I have with in the past year decided to quit sugar to get on a healthier path with my nutrition. Things changed and with a medical issue that developed early spring I lost so much weight that I needed to do anything to bring it up. So what happened is that now my sugar intake has become ... Read more

  • Day 6...

    8/8/2015 7:37:59 AM, by MISSG818

    Woke up this morning anxious about weighing myself as I felt lighter. Weighed myself, down .4 (157.0). Saturday is errand day, so I am very busy. My goal is to stay focused on my meal plan (drink water) and fit in my workouts. In fact, I will get in 45 minutes of cardio before I start my day....... Read more

  • Sleepy

    8/7/2015 12:46:06 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    While I slept last night, the quality of sleep wasn't so good. Sooner or later, this happens to everyone. I've noticed, I have to realize I'm tired and put extra efforts into making good choices in ton order to not let being exhausted take me places I've all ready decided to leave behind. ... Read more

  • Day 5...

    8/7/2015 6:57:14 AM, by MISSG818

    Woke up at 4:15am feeling energized. Kick butt on leg day and enjoyed by typical breakfast. Thinking back to my alternative sweet potato pie, I am proud of myself... 334 224... Read more

  • Justing saying . . .

    8/6/2015 11:38:08 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    Yesterday, the weather reporter said it was going to be hot this weekend. Say what!!! The temperature has been in the high nineties all week. So what's 3 more degrees. Lost another pounds but it's getting harder to get rid of the last 10. Nevertheless, that a total of 35 since I started ba... Read more

  • Sails are adjustable

    8/6/2015 9:45:19 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Day 4

    8/6/2015 7:21:58 AM, by MISSG818

    Today I woke up at 3:50am to go to the gym. This is a new gym, so I was hoping there would be 1-2 people. I was right. When I entered there was 2 old men there (yippee!!!). I strength trained (back and abs), then did 40 minutes of cardio (elliptical, incline treadmill). I feel great. The b... Read more

  • Amazing

    8/6/2015 2:11:56 AM, by EO4WELLNESS

    So, weeks or perhaps months ago, I really longed for positive encouragement from people around me. None came. I really went through it. Some were even outright mean. Then suddenly, after giving up hoping for their support, having found it here, I suddenly hear "I am proud of you" and "Don't quit, y... Read more

  • 5th August Nutrition and Workout Update (Back Workout)

    8/6/2015 1:40:56 AM, by HEALTHYPRIYA

    As per my workout plan this week, its Back Day Today Back workouts are my favorites, the Deadlifts, Rows, Pullovers, Reverse Fly and learning to do a Pull ups, every time i increase the weights of my barbell and able to pick it up, it gives me a sense of achievement as from where i sta... Read more