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  • Countin' down the days...

    4/23/2017 3:05:46 AM, by CENTAURITIGER

    Well, so far this month sucked as far as weight loss goes. I don't know what's up. I really don't feel like eating. I really haven't lost any wei... Read more

  • Zero added sugar?

    4/22/2017 9:34:25 PM, by CARTOONB

    Today, in the 21-Day No-Sugar Challenge, I am supposed to aim for zero servings of added sugar. Zero? Why zero? I know that too much sugar is ... Read more

  • 2 days until Travel Day!!!

    4/22/2017 11:15:29 AM, by F7LINDA

    Looking forward to a month of traveling. Heading out to visit family and see new parts of this great country. The plan is to bring Spark with us ... Read more

  • And on to the next crisis? Fight? Discussion? Stress?

    4/21/2017 10:02:53 PM, by CARTOONB

    When I got home from grocery shopping and DS helped carry, we started talking again. BTW, thank you for all of the support on my "Florida i... Read more

  • Anniversary

    4/21/2017 12:24:35 AM, by F7LINDA

    Our Anniversary was nice. With me being sick the past few days I wasn't much for celebrating. So we went to dinner with Aunt Nancy n Uncle Tony. ... Read more

  • I'm not a world traveler

    4/20/2017 11:34:43 PM, by CARTOONB

    When I went to college, I flew from Idaho to Missouri without my parents. And things were a lot different back then (rules, luggage, etc.). Sin... Read more

  • Peanut Butter Mashed Potatoes

    4/20/2017 12:16:32 AM, by CARTOONB

    Had a business dinner tonight at the Brickyard Steakhouse in downtown Boise. I ordered (of course!) steak. :) It was a rib-eye steak with pot... Read more

  • My son has no empathy

    4/18/2017 11:15:20 PM, by CARTOONB

    There was a bus crash not far from where we live. The bus swerved off of the road and rolled an unknown number of times. The great news is that... Read more

  • A work out partner is essential for me

    4/17/2017 11:17:55 PM, by CARTOONB

    I have a workout partner who is 6 years younger than me. She is very results driven and likes to have a goal to work toward. And, she would rat... Read more

  • Happy Easter

    4/16/2017 11:00:57 PM, by CARTOONB

    DD and her BF came over for Easter dinner and to do their laundry (their washing machine is broken). Spent a nice afternoon with them, DH and DS... Read more

  • Easter

    4/16/2017 9:36:15 PM, by F7LINDA

    Took a nice walk with my husband after our midday Easter dinner. 1.8 miles more than I would have without Spark to help me. A lifestyle victory I... Read more

  • Walking

    4/15/2017 4:40:10 PM, by F7LINDA

    Got the 30 minute walk in. My knee is feeling it, but I'm so happy to get started on exercise. The nutrition I think is going at a good healthy p... Read more

  • Thought I'd get the chance to read today...

    4/15/2017 12:17:54 AM, by CARTOONB

    ,,,but I was 100% wrong! Started the day early by going to the gym. Came home, started laundry and cleaned the bathroom, ate lunch, more laundr... Read more

  • This tubby mummy is tired of being tired....

    4/14/2017 7:46:50 AM, by MELISSASHARRAH

    Seriously, I am so Fricken (yes,that's a juvenile wor... Read more

  • First SB Game tonight!

    4/13/2017 11:49:31 PM, by CARTOONB

    We had our first softball game of the season today. I kept a close eye on the skies and my email as it rained off and on most of the day. The ... Read more

  • Planning ahead for the end of the week

    4/12/2017 10:34:18 PM, by CARTOONB

    As I've mentioned before, Thursdays and Fridays are hard for me. I'm tired by then and I want to eat to "reward" myself with food. My plan for ... Read more

  • Hot Springs

    4/12/2017 11:05:07 AM, by F7LINDA

    Filling the RV up with Healthy foods for our 1st trip of the year. Just one night at the hot springs, but we are so excited. Harsh winter last ye... Read more

  • So much for that...

    4/12/2017 3:15:51 AM, by CENTAURITIGER

    Well, I guess there's no way I'll be reaching part of my goal. May 1st I wanted to ride my bike to my dr's appointment and be 36lbs down. Due to ... Read more

  • Whole grain day!

    4/11/2017 11:12:39 PM, by CARTOONB

    My challenge for today was to have at least half of my grains be whole grains. The only grains I had today were the tortilla chips I had with my... Read more

  • Day 4 - "No" Sugar

    4/10/2017 11:13:54 PM, by CARTOONB

    It turns out, my go-to afternoon snack has 12 grams of sugar. And I thought I was being healthy. It is Greek yogurt with granola. When I was c... Read more

  • SPRING ?!?!?!

    4/10/2017 3:44:42 PM, by LELKINS71

    Today is cloudy and cold again in Idaho, or at least in my little corner of it. I am so ready for summer. Winter has been long this year, I could... Read more

  • Sunday, Sunday...

    4/9/2017 10:56:08 PM, by CARTOONB

    Last day of the weekend. Went to the gym early since I was meeting the "Ladies and the Babies" for lunch. We met at the local outdoor mall and ... Read more

  • Just a little down

    4/9/2017 5:26:32 PM, by STROTO

    I lost a little of my motivation somewhere. Has anybody seen it? I'm struggling with exercising. It's just not something I love to do. Not doi... Read more

  • Food Log

    4/9/2017 1:53:29 AM, by F7LINDA

    I've got to say it's been easier each day to journal my foods. I like looking back to see what I had a couple of weeks ago. Great tools here frie... Read more

  • 14-in-14 Update and Thanks!

    4/9/2017 12:10:29 AM, by CARTOONB

    First, thank you all for the support on my last blog. I am looking forward to the week off, to reading and hopefully, to sleeping in until at le... Read more

  • Once again!!!!

    4/8/2017 11:05:45 AM, by LELKINS71

    Okay, so once again I am headed down the "get in shape" highway!!! Let's hope this time is the charm. I just completed the "Walk your way 5k chal... Read more

  • Mother of the Year?

    4/7/2017 11:27:48 PM, by CARTOONB

    I have two kids and I think I've done an okay job raising them. They have always behaved better in public than they do at home. They are polite... Read more

  • First day of 21-Day No Sugar Challenge

    4/6/2017 11:22:53 PM, by CARTOONB

    Did the first day of the no-sugar challenge. Took the quiz and got the same answer as my Spark-buddy who is doing this with me, KENDRACARROLL. ... Read more

  • Status report:

    4/5/2017 11:23:19 PM, by CARTOONB

    1. Running late so this will be short. 2. Boys are feeling better...mostly. 3. Going to do Spark's 21-Day No Sugar Challenge with a Spark Fr... Read more

  • I don't like being sick.

    4/5/2017 4:25:23 AM, by CENTAURITIGER

    I've been sick the past few days. Not sure if it's stress related or spring allergy related but for the past two days I've been nauseated and did... Read more

  • Sick babies

    4/4/2017 11:02:14 PM, by CARTOONB

    DH and DS are both sick. DH (who is never cold) was freezing tonight. Granted, the heat was off and it was only 63' in the house. But still, h... Read more

  • Tracked sugar...I think

    4/3/2017 10:28:59 PM, by CARTOONB

    I ate what I ate and then I went back and looked at the nutrition info for each item and added up the grams of sugar (sorry for the run-on senten... Read more

  • New to B,ogging

    4/3/2017 1:24:04 AM, by ASTUBBLE

    Just tryig this out... Read more

  • 28-Day No Sugar Challenge?

    4/2/2017 10:00:47 PM, by CARTOONB

    I've been listening to a new podcast (new to me) called 40+ Fitness. The personal trainer who hosts the podcast is anti-sugar. He's not obnoxio... Read more

  • New Start

    4/2/2017 7:17:32 AM, by BLUEMOONLUCK

    Well, it's time for a new start. My husband is doing this with me, but he doesn't want to track his foods. We're doing keto together. We did i... Read more

  • I finally figured it out

    4/1/2017 9:58:03 PM, by CARTOONB

    I tend to eat really well Sunday through Wednesday. Thursday is iffy and then Friday and Saturday are ugly. I work Monday through Thursday, 6 a... Read more

  • Flirting or being friendly?

    3/31/2017 11:33:27 PM, by CARTOONB

    In my area, there is a local gym that offers three free classes every Saturday morning. They start at 7:30 and a new one starts 45 minutes after... Read more

  • Law and Order Marathon

    3/31/2017 12:34:41 AM, by CARTOONB

    My DS has discovered Law and Order, the series that has been running since at least 1992. And he has found a station that is showing episodes ba... Read more

  • Just a streak update tonight

    3/29/2017 11:55:01 PM, by CARTOONB

    Work meeting at 9:00 tonight went later than planned so I am running way behind. Just an update tonight. Hope y'all are having a fantasti... Read more

  • Feeling productive anyway

    3/28/2017 10:56:39 PM, by CARTOONB

    Today was a normal day. Went to work, then to the gym and then home. After dinner, I took my shower and gathered my stuff (lunch, book, etc.) f... Read more

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