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  • 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

  • waterwaterwaterwaterwater

    9/13/2014 11:59:25 AM, by PFERG66

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  • Tick Tock

    9/11/2014 1:21:45 PM, by PFERG66

    Today SP coach Becky is challenging me to "eat by the clock". I am to schedule my meals and snacks and when the appropriate time arriv... Read more

  • Note to Self:

    9/5/2014 3:40:20 PM, by PFERG66

    Time to have a chat with the 'kind' angel sitting on my right shoulder, whispering in that ear (and I do hear better out of my right ear, so that... Read more

  • Pantry Raid

    9/4/2014 11:42:29 AM, by PFERG66

    I amassed a bunch of canned and bottled goods from my pantry that added up to my pounds lost so far. It's two grocery bags full. I carried th... Read more

  • T1D,Exercise and Food

    9/2/2014 4:24:24 PM, by PFERG66

    To eat before exercise or wait...I always have to take it one day at a time, one reading at a time. I check my blood sugar reading when I wa... Read more

  • Going S. L. O. W. (ly) at a mealtime

    8/13/2014 4:51:54 PM, by PFERG66

    Today's Coaches' Challenge is to slow down and savor my mealtime. I haven't reached dinnertime yet today; breakfast and lunch are already be... Read more

  • Everything is going so well!

    8/6/2014 9:26:08 PM, by CALLYEN

    Things have been happening these last couple of months and I am so pleased. I've found things I thought I had lost. I've lost weight I never th... Read more

  • So This Is What I Came Up With

    7/25/2014 8:05:47 PM, by PFERG66

    A wise commenter suggested that I look at what makes me uncomfortable rather than scared, and then do that. What I did was hav... Read more


    7/25/2014 12:01:39 PM, by PFERG66

    I need help with my latest Coach assignment. I am supposed to do something that scares me. I mus... Read more

  • Today I celebrate ME!

    7/16/2014 6:07:21 PM, by CHUBRUB3

    Sometimes Life hits you hard... ... I am hitting back. Today I celebrate me. xx Read more

  • Statistics

    7/15/2014 10:26:15 AM, by JELYHA

    There are currently 23.6 million people in the USA with diabetes (7.8% of the population). The total number of people with diabetes worldwide is ... Read more

  • Lipid Hypothesis

    7/14/2014 9:57:56 AM, by JELYHA

    Why anybody still believes the lipid hypothesis is mind boggling. Because of it and the guidelines that stem from it, people are getting sicker ... Read more

  • Just writing it down

    7/7/2014 11:57:36 AM, by PFERG66

    Setting long-term goals has never stayed in my consciousness for very long. I felt that I was just not wired that way. Whatever happens, happens.... Read more

  • Water: Then and Now

    7/6/2014 1:26:27 PM, by PFERG66

    When I joined SP back in January of this year I was not a water drinker. I kept a cup of coffee nearby at all times and usually had a couple of d... Read more

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