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  • Well... THAT was a mistake!

    5/31/2015 10:24:01 AM, by MICHTOTMAN

    A few years ago I tried a smoothie that I loved. It was like dessert in a cup. And full of good things... banana, peanut butter, avocado, spina... Read more

  • Day 5 - come and gone...

    5/30/2015 3:05:52 PM, by MICHTOTMAN

    Not that there is something about Day 5. It has no magic, no superstition, no hold on me. It's the days and weeks past that, but still it linge... Read more

  • Day 4 - clean quiche and frozen yogurt

    5/28/2015 11:31:17 PM, by MICHTOTMAN

    Well, it's been 4 straight clean-eating, active, water-drinking days. No bumps yet and it helps that a.) I'm on summer break and I have time to ... Read more

  • What a day!

    5/26/2015 2:43:28 PM, by MICHTOTMAN

    First of all... WOW! I can't believe the responses that my blog yesterday generated. I had no idea that it would hit so close to home for so man... Read more

  • When exactly is "rock bottom"?

    5/25/2015 10:17:11 AM, by MICHTOTMAN

    I think for me, it was yesterday. A little history - and then moving on... As my Spark Page notes, I lost 40 pounds way back... about... Read more

  • My heart, my heart

    5/7/2015 10:58:45 AM, by PFERG66

    This may be the day that I say goodbye to my dear Dotty-the Dog. She is in pain, having trouble staying on her feet. A tumor has invaded her rear... Read more

  • First Bike Ride n Going Hypo

    4/28/2015 7:27:17 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well spring feels like its here - though weather wise it seems to be an on again off again issue, though maybe that's changing, well know shortly... Read more

  • What took me so long?!

    4/27/2015 4:13:01 PM, by PFERG66

    Take time to accept responsibility. Your life is exactly that – It’s your life. It is created by you. You are constantly making choices, consta... Read more

  • Getting Out

    4/3/2015 9:40:42 PM, by SWIRLYDOODLE

    The weather was a tease today. 60 degrees, but we're supposed to get 3-6 inches of snow tonight through tomorrow. I did finally ge... Read more

  • Foot Pain

    3/18/2015 9:24:25 PM, by SWIRLYDOODLE

    Before I went and started Couch to 5K I went and got a specialty running store and got a shoe fitting. Apparently I have one arch that is pretty... Read more

  • So What If I Lose the Weight?

    3/16/2015 2:18:04 PM, by PFERG66

    What is the big deal about trimming off these last 5-15 pounds? How will that disposal of excess adipose make any difference in the rest of my... Read more

  • Pro cras tin a tion.

    3/14/2015 5:48:49 PM, by PFERG66

    I am being so good on Spark People and so bad in my art life. Ugh. I wrote that and then went back to work. This, evidently, is my "baby ste... Read more

  • Post C25K

    3/11/2015 10:09:28 PM, by SWIRLYDOODLE

    Today was my first run post Couch to 5K. I am still on the treadmill. I have a dentist appointment tomorrow, so I think I'll go shoe shopping a... Read more

  • Couch to 5K: Complete

    3/9/2015 6:46:41 PM, by SWIRLYDOODLE

    I did it! I finished Couch to 5K. Actually, I am not quite running 5K yet, as I have been doing the time method, and I don't run 6 mph...yet. T... Read more

  • Dreaming of Spring

    2/27/2015 7:38:28 PM, by SWIRLYDOODLE

    I just finished couch to 5K week 8, day 2. That means I only have four more runs before I have completed this thing. The runs are still challen... Read more

  • Organizing. Changing My Attitude

    2/27/2015 12:39:30 PM, by PFERG66

    I think I need some help here: my action plan (thank you Spark Coaches) is to organize for meals, grocery shopping and healthy eating. UGH. I n... Read more

  • Week 8

    2/25/2015 10:33:53 PM, by SWIRLYDOODLE

    Man, I can't believe that I am already at week 8 of couch to 5K. I kind of started this thing on a whim, so I am impressed with myself at how fa... Read more

  • Ex-er-cize-ing, ex-er-cize-ing.....

    2/1/2015 5:13:02 PM, by PFERG66

    Remember that little hand jive thing where you held up your pointer fingers and did a little "finger dance? " Both pointers curled, right finge... Read more

  • Week 5, here I come!

    1/30/2015 9:12:11 PM, by SWIRLYDOODLE

    I just finished week 5, day 1 of Couch to 5K. I wouldn't have believed you if you told me five weeks ago that I could jog for 5 minutes straight... Read more

  • A Word About a Very Sensitive Issue:

    1/22/2015 5:13:16 PM, by PFERG66

    How well do you plan to do on Spark People? I recently read a series of three posts on one of the Team Message Boards for Taming Your Sweet ... Read more

  • Home in My Range

    1/22/2015 3:47:09 PM, by PFERG66

    Now that I have lost a bit of weight--about twenty-nine pounds, in fact! I need to make sure my calorie range is adjusted and my new amounts of e... Read more

  • C25K, Week 3

    1/21/2015 7:05:54 PM, by SWIRLYDOODLE

    Just finished Week 3, day 3 of Couch to 5K. Day 2 I did outside for the first time because it we had a long weekend and I only have access to a ... Read more

  • It's That Time of Year Again!

    1/21/2015 1:16:16 PM, by QUIDDITCHGRRL

    It's GO-CRAZY-DIET time alllll over the place! Gosh, it's just TOO BAD I can't do powdered protein drinks (latex and preservati... Read more

  • Looking Out From This Plateau

    1/17/2015 12:59:29 PM, by PFERG66

    Here I am, standing here ready to face this second plateau of my Spark life. After trying to bust it on my own I am ready for the coaching sta... Read more

  • Adjustments

    1/16/2015 9:27:02 PM, by SWIRLYDOODLE

    So far couch to 5K is feeling pretty good. I am definitely feeling challenged, but in a good way. Of course, the lady 30 years my senior on the t... Read more

  • Quick-Start for 2015

    1/15/2015 12:56:15 PM, by QUIDDITCHGRRL

    Far from falling off the wagon, I'm still around. Doing different stuff, however. On my agenda recently: --Finding time (and ... Read more

  • Hi! My Name is Priscilla and I'm an Addict.

    1/13/2015 6:27:21 PM, by PFERG66

    Found out today that I am definitely addicted to starting my lunch....with my Soap Opera. Yes I plan my lunch around that time each weekday... Read more

  • New Year, New Start

    1/9/2015 12:29:32 PM, by SWIRLYDOODLE

    Well, here I am again. I was doing well there for awhile, walking daily and going to workout classes a few times a week at the local dance studi... Read more

  • Time to Break It Up

    1/6/2015 12:27:33 PM, by PFERG66

    I have a couple of goals that I have added this year. One is to participate in some events. For me this means walking. I have signed up for the... Read more

  • Laying it all out.

    12/29/2014 1:57:46 PM, by PFERG66

    The end of 2014 is fast approaching. This means several things to me: One, I'm almost a year old in SP. A MAZE ING. I have never in... Read more

  • All's Well That Ends Well, Right?

    12/23/2014 1:03:24 PM, by PFERG66

    OF COURSE I got in! (See previous blog for context!) After ten minutes of going over options: walk @ half mile to SIL's mom's h... Read more

  • I'm Handling It

    12/22/2014 11:51:37 PM, by PFERG66

    I stayed home alone at my DD's Friday night while she and DSIL went to a concert. They live in a neighborhood where it is imperat... Read more

  • I Don't Know. I'm Not Sure.

    11/22/2014 12:48:29 PM, by PFERG66

    I'm sort of in the middle of one of those clouds; the fogginess of being kind of satisfied with my accomplishments, not quite there as far as wei... Read more

  • Focus on Accomplishments

    11/15/2014 6:19:38 PM, by PFERG66

    I have a sore throat today. My accomplishment is that I am resting and not pushing myself to tough it out. I also took the time to finish a d... Read more

  • Oh Happy Day!

    11/1/2014 12:28:10 PM, by PFERG66

    This is my Thanksgiving day for sure! I woke up this morning 70 years young after finally reaching a very important goal yesterday. I made 11,0... Read more

  • I've Updated!

    10/28/2014 9:49:32 PM, by QUIDDITCHGRRL

    My maintenance post, that is: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
    al.asp?blog_id=2247974 Things... Read more

  • Time Flies and the Self-Talk is Easy

    10/27/2014 4:11:22 PM, by PFERG66

    Today's coaching challenge is to write a letter to myself in the manner of how I'd write to a best friend. I did this a number of months ago; le... Read more

  • Thoughts and MORE BABY PICS!

    10/17/2014 7:04:35 AM, by REALITYCHECK86

    So, I've noticed my blogging has been spotty at best(As in, almost never do it). I tend to overthink things and I guess I feel like I should have... Read more

  • And our specials are....

    10/1/2014 11:34:16 PM, by PFERG66

    I'm meal planning for tomorrow. It's a day at home, and I shopped today so no problemo. For breakfast I have been missing milk, so cereal wi... Read more

  • Acceptance

    9/22/2014 1:58:18 PM, by PFERG66

    One of the most difficult accomplishments I have faced in my adult life is acceptance. There is, first and foremost, self-acceptance. This i... Read more

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