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  • Gym day 2 and packing

    3/27/2017 1:39:33 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    A good start to the week! I made it to the gym this morning despite not wanting to go (I guess that's why it helps to have a gym buddy, right? Sh... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    3/27/2017 8:16:38 AM, by RO2BENT

    Very nice day yesterday went to dinner with extended family after our oldest played in a concert and got home and had to eat lots of healthful fo... Read more

  • Welcome back

    3/26/2017 7:30:24 PM, by BOLEBRON

    After almost 8 months MIA from the gym, I expected to be welcomed with balloons and music; the long, lost daughter is back. As soon as I went in... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    3/26/2017 8:17:21 AM, by RO2BENT

    Excellent day yesterday rode bike 10 minutes to get rear used to saddle and did an hour of cardio kickboxing. Took boy to birthday party then all... Read more

  • Moving!

    3/25/2017 11:54:49 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm so happy!!!! I'm going to be moving from this apartment to another one with the same floor plan, in a different building. Why? Because th... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    3/25/2017 10:41:49 AM, by RO2BENT

    Left work early to ride my bike for an hour, would like to work up to be able to ride for three or four hours straight, but need saddle time to a... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    3/24/2017 6:28:23 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another good day busy at work and busy at home in the evening but all quality time even left work a little early and went for a swim. Supposed to... Read more

  • First day at new gym

    3/23/2017 8:52:22 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Went well!! I took the advice of other Sparkers and I didn't push myself too hard. I did a brief warm up on the elliptical (phew that thing... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    3/23/2017 6:28:34 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another good day at work it's been a relatively busy week but I am managing well enough and did dinner homework music lesson etc. yesterday witho... Read more

  • Weekly Weigh-In

    3/22/2017 12:08:46 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Omgosh! I weighed in much lower than I thought I would and well below the threshold for my scale to measure me. 390.4 I was expecting ... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    3/22/2017 5:29:07 AM, by RO2BENT

    The only issue I had yesterday is that I didn't do bass lesson with middle. Dinner done in time for oldest's violin, ran errands, got back to vio... Read more

  • Feeling Better

    3/21/2017 5:59:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks for the support on my last blog. It means a lot to me that so many wonderful Sparkfriends are supporting me. I had my appointment wi... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    3/21/2017 8:25:30 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good day yesterday busy in the evening with Mumma being out of town but got everything done. Going to be a busy evening again today violin and ho... Read more

  • First day back

    3/20/2017 9:58:25 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It feels really weird to be back in my apartment, but here I am! I have these memories of feeling bad in this apartment, so it's very stran... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    3/20/2017 6:50:38 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good Sunday, I'm really sore everywhere though from cardio kickboxing Saturday I guess that's what I get for taking a long time in between. And i... Read more

  • Back to Columbus

    3/19/2017 11:29:01 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Last night we saw Beauty and the Beast. It was good! I also managed to only have a handful of my brother's popcorn, and I had a very sensible por... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    3/19/2017 8:58:43 AM, by RO2BENT

    Excellent but tiring day yesterday especially given only 6 hours sleep and exercising and cooking 5 briskets on 4 crock pots for dinner party. Us... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    3/18/2017 4:16:35 AM, by RO2BENT

    Falling back into not getting enough sleep, wide awake after only 5 hours sleep because not enough food. Think I'll try half cup of brown rice wi... Read more

  • Fast Food Plan!

    3/17/2017 8:45:53 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks to the helpful suggestions on my previous blog, I've decided not to demonize fast food, but to simply make a list of *allowed* meals that ... Read more

  • 2 Months

    3/17/2017 12:05:58 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    OK, I found out I have a seat reserved in the boot camp that starts May 15th (if you'll remember from my previous blogs, I had to take a leave of... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    3/17/2017 6:35:37 AM, by RO2BENT

    More of the same is going to work is it going to evenings dinner homework and conversation with the kids. I'll have to prep tonight to get briske... Read more

  • I worked out today

    3/16/2017 11:17:20 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    This might not seem like much of an achievement but for me, at this time in my life, it is. I went to the mall and walked for 30 minutes because ... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    3/16/2017 6:38:26 AM, by RO2BENT

    Another good easy day at work yesterday ran 4 miles out from work ate dinner kind of by myself while I helped youngest with some homework and the... Read more

  • Joining a Gym with my friend!

    3/15/2017 12:03:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It's amazing to me that this has transpired the way it has... because just yesterday I was thinking about how much I missed my (expensive) old fi... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    3/15/2017 6:34:00 AM, by RO2BENT

    More of the same at work easy-going and excellent quality time at home with the kids and wife. They were off school so no homework yesterday othe... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    3/14/2017 6:45:54 AM, by RO2BENT

    Work continues to go easy on the well not many issues are cropping up so it's a lot of small project management team and then I went swimming aft... Read more

  • Cutting Refined Sugar

    3/13/2017 4:58:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    The first thing I'm going to do to try to get my numbers down is cutting refined sugar from my diet. I don't drink soda, but I have been eating s... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    3/13/2017 5:23:11 AM, by RO2BENT

    Busy yesterday, asleep a little late which would've been ok but oldest isn't feeling well and neededassistance at 4:30 and I'm still awake. Hopef... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    3/12/2017 9:06:19 PM, by RO2BENT

    Recovering from 6 mile run and just a little too short on sleep, but good day yesterday visiting brother and his oldest/boy and my parents. Runni... Read more

  • Blood sugar too high

    3/12/2017 1:16:02 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I am upset to see that my blood work came back and my blood sugar and HA1C are both way too high... in the diabetic range. I'll need to mak... Read more

  • Day 2

    3/11/2017 5:48:23 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I cooked dinner for my family today (as well as I could in my mom's crowded kitchen)! I made lemon asparagus chicken with mushrooms... we had it ... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    3/11/2017 1:21:03 PM, by RO2BENT

    Good day at work yesterday then went to mom's to visit brother and his oldest, two kids stayed the night then back early this AM for breakfast be... Read more

  • Day 1 - Measurement Time

    3/10/2017 1:39:54 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm trying hard not to be ashamed of these measurements, and I'm sure they will be decreasing soon :) This is just the way it is for me right now... Read more

  • I need support and Sparkfriends - I'm recommitting to my health

    3/10/2017 11:37:56 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hi guys I'm back here on Sparkpeople again after some crazy life circumstances and I feel like I am ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    3/10/2017 5:35:19 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good day at work and evening without momma yesterday, no real chores so just worked on homework with the youngest and hippo diorama with the midd... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    3/9/2017 6:38:37 AM, by RO2BENT

    Lather rinse repeat yesterday good day at work good day at home with the family ran 4 miles at my slow pace legs sore from really good swim Monda... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    3/8/2017 6:32:29 AM, by RO2BENT

    Yep it was another good day at work and at home in the evening finished up homework gave the other little one a bath had a little playtime all wh... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    3/7/2017 6:44:08 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good easy day at work again went for a swim and it up having good speed without really trying I think I just didn't lollygag as much then had a n... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    3/6/2017 6:51:48 AM, by RO2BENT

    Good day yesterday since I prepped most of my salad Saturday and my wife wanted to exercise after I finished my salad yesterday I made chili and ... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    3/5/2017 9:12:22 AM, by RO2BENT

    Easy day, groceries before lunch, went to Hofbrauhaus for dinner. Lazed around late evening. Usual Sunday today.... Read more

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