Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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I'm sure you have heard people say, "Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part."
Well, I disagree with this statement. I think losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even harder!
Permanent weight... Read more
I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa... Read more
Could you change your life in 28 days? Could you lose weight, get fitter, and change your attitude about weight loss in just four weeks? We think so! That's the premise behind our best-selling book, The Spark, written by SparkPeople.com founder a... Read more
Two weeks ago while I was out for a five-mile run on a busy street in my neighborhood, I saw another runner coming at me. While I was running facing the oncoming traffic, she was running with the flow of traffic. I always run against the flow of... Read more
I am smaller that my best friend now, I have never even fit in the same clothes as her, we couldn't share, even in middle school, now over 20 years later, she kept some of the clothes I was donating because they were too big, so surreal!... Read more
I have been away for a year, not because of not making my goals. life got in the way, and I quit taking my diabetic meds, (type 2 diabetic), don't like taking pills , I was diagnosed 2 yrs ago, . I was doing good , but just got tired of taking the pi... Read more
I only began seeing results when I truly embraced cross-training. My new regimen involves a constant switching back and forth between: running/walking, TRX, spinning, kettlebell, Gravity, pilates, and various forms of yoga. I am finally seeing a whol... Read more
my husband is seeing me work at losing weight and i wont make excuses not to exercise....like he would have me do!I am determined and he's seeing me do it .Now he's getting jealous of my efforts and wants to do it too!I tried promising him stuff he w... Read more
Happy, healthy families don't just happen. Instead, they are created through hard work and a commitment to learning and applying healthier ways of living. Last week we pointed out one way to develop healthier families was by developing healthy family... Read more
Rachel Murray (_RACHEL)Weight Lost: 70 poundsHometown: Goldendale, WAOccupation: Stay-at-home mom What was life like before your weight loss?I gained weight during each pregnancy and didn't take it off afterwards. By the time I had my... Read more
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