Donkey basketball. A classic example of two words you’d never include in the same sentence let alone next to each other. Yet some of you may have heard of it nonetheless. Donkey basketball was an annual event that took place in my small souther... Read more
So often we daydream and think of some far-off goal that we would like to achieve. "I want to play the guitar in a band," "I want to run a marathon", "I want to be better at my job," etc. It's not difficult at th... Read more
I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race, I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and although not every run is joyful, running is my pa... Read more
To some, "blogging" may seem confusing or somewhat intimidating. Heck, even the word “blog” itself sounds a little sci-fi. But I’m here to tell you that blogging is actually quite easy, and it can be immensely helpful in s... Read more
I've been dieting for my entire life gaining and losing between 50 to 80 lbs at a time. I've tried using Spark with some success, but i keep getting frustrated and quiting. This time I have to try harder for my health. Just any encouragement... Read more
I agree with ASH. I've attempted liquid diet (during Lent, for spiritual discipline), and felt so horrible I couldn't work out. I just didn't have any energy. I lost 12 lbs over 40 days, but gained it all back afterward. Starving isn't sustainable.... Read more
Starting August 1 I am trying a 21 day liquid diet and exercise program. I need to get my life back. These past few weeks have been tough and I am struggling to get back on track. I need to be stubborn with myself and make this happen this time.... Read more
A year and a half ago I weighed 145. We moved last August from where I grew up in Kentucky to my husbands hometown in Georgia. I have become severely depressed and now weigh 238. No idea how to even start but I have to do this. Any helpful ideas?... Read more
Set a goal. I use marathons (half marathons, 5 or 10 k's) to motivate me to exercise. The goal is not to "win," but to DO IT. I just finished the LA Marathon on March 21st. 7 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds! 7 hours of steady 16-minute miles. An... Read more
Sign up for an up coming 5km, 10km event or even a half-marathon. I find working towards a tangible event makes me get off my couch and go outside to train. I have been training for an upcoming half-marathon (my first) and I am really doing well. I c... Read more
At the end of February I had the pleasure of participating in the Mardi Gras Marathon and Half-marathon in New Orleans with fourteen other SparkPeople members. While many of us participating were runners, two members, RELLIMTENAJ (AKA Janet, at right... Read more
It's hard to believe just ten short months ago SparkPeople runners and walkers traveled from all over the country to run the first of many races in 2010. We all met in New Orleans to run in the Mardi Gras Rock N Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon at the... Read more
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