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  • Slo Pitch Soreness

    6/19/2017 11:30:08 AM, by PAINTEDMAGPIE

    Day 12 Ouch. That was my first though this morning when I rolled (literally, I needed to roll) out of bed this morning. I finally was able... Read more

  • The Talk

    6/19/2017 11:10:50 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    My fiance and I need to talk, and I am dreading it. I’m just getting to the end of my rope. I love my fiance more than the world, but if thi... Read more

  • Monday Motivations

    6/19/2017 9:35:30 AM, by KNUCHI

    Just like every other Monday, today is a new chance to make the week worthwhile. Started today with my yogurt and granola (added a little honey,... Read more

  • Hello Size 16!

    6/18/2017 8:28:47 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    Hello size 16! Nice seeing you again after all of these years! I am a very body-positive, health-at-every-size sort of gal, but my relation... Read more

  • Mostly a success, and moving onward

    6/17/2017 1:18:24 PM, by PAINTEDMAGPIE

    Day 10 Last night's game night was mostly a success when it came to food. Someone unexpectedly brought cream puffs, which put me over my cal... Read more

  • Game night tonight!

    6/16/2017 11:35:33 AM, by PAINTEDMAGPIE

    Day 9 It's Friday! And while that is just a regular-level of excitement for most people, it's additionally exciting for me, because Friday m... Read more

  • My Hours Got Cut

    6/16/2017 10:42:51 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    My hours at all my jobs got cut, but I’m going to take this as an opportunity! Next week (or perhaps the week after) I’m packing up my tent and h... Read more

  • Ahead of Schedule

    6/15/2017 9:52:58 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    WOOHOO!!! I am ahead of schedule with my size-loss! I was expecting to hit size 16 in early October... but I hit it TODAY. My new goal is to... Read more

  • Four pounds down

    6/15/2017 1:31:54 PM, by PAINTEDMAGPIE

    Day 8 After my mishap with a clingy bowel movement yesterday on my one-week mark, I decided to weigh myself this morning instead, and happil... Read more

  • The Great Purge: Part II

    6/14/2017 4:52:25 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I'm still in the process of going through my wardrobe... if I'm going to be honest, I haven't even started trying stuff on! When I started p... Read more

  • One week down, many to go

    6/14/2017 11:37:30 AM, by PAINTEDMAGPIE

    Day 7 One week down! I'm pretty happy with my week. I weighed myself a couple of days ago to see I had lost about three pounds. This morning... Read more

  • The First Great Purge of 2017

    6/13/2017 5:45:36 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I'm fed up with rifling through my clothing, and having trouble finding anything that fits! Today I'm finally doing something about it! Tod... Read more

  • Clothing Woes

    6/12/2017 9:28:28 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    First, I have a VICTORY to declare... this chickadee is now in the 240's!!! HECK YEAH!!! That said, I used to have a closet full of clothing... Read more

  • Surprisingly not too sore

    6/12/2017 5:35:59 PM, by PAINTEDMAGPIE

    Day 5 Today was my first day back at work after being on vacation for three weeks. I packed a lunch, ate breakfast at home and got to the of... Read more

  • Surprise poop? Poor dog.

    6/11/2017 1:01:56 PM, by PAINTEDMAGPIE

    Day 4 Peanut and I went to get groceries this morning, and I'm pretty proud of how we did. All whole foods, and no junk. We've committed to ... Read more

  • Doctor Today

    6/10/2017 11:05:35 PM, by LIMDUR

    Went to the doctor today. Couldn't go to work, so once the office opened, I went to the doctor. Been told to take it easy, sleep all of today an... Read more

  • Step it up!

    6/10/2017 4:12:37 PM, by PAINTEDMAGPIE

    Day 3: My spin on the wheel this morning gave me 50 spark goodie points. I wasn't really sure what to do with them, so I decided to gift mys... Read more

  • Kombucha!

    6/10/2017 1:19:30 PM, by CANADA-DISCO19

    So, a while ago, I decided, for whatever reason, to try and make my own Kombucha at home. For those of you who don't know, Kombucha is basically ... Read more

  • Off to a rainy start

    6/9/2017 1:12:45 PM, by PAINTEDMAGPIE

    Day 2 I technically missed writing yesterday, because my email verification never came through... but I resent it, and here I am! Yesterday was... Read more

  • Today's Plan

    6/9/2017 7:19:37 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I have so much to do today!!! Here's the plan... Morning: Go to the gym Run to Dollar Tree to grab a few things Shower Paint a ... Read more

  • Not Feeling Well

    6/9/2017 5:03:53 AM, by LIMDUR

    The thought of food is making me so sick... I am on antibiotics right now due to a dog nip/bite that I got on Wednesday. (The dog is up on his s... Read more

  • Camping

    6/8/2017 11:56:45 PM, by CANADA-DISCO19

    On Tuesday, we got back from a 5 day camping trip. My eating was certainly not stellar, but its definitely a step up from what my previous campin... Read more

  • Ughhh...

    6/8/2017 4:19:34 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    My body is still out-of-whack after my little stint on hormonal birth control. I'm on my period right now and it is awful! I NEVER had perio... Read more

  • Losing It!

    6/7/2017 1:00:06 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    Due to my continued strength training, my weight loss progress has been incredibly slow. But it's been happening! My first major milestone seems ... Read more

  • New Spark Team, New Goals, New Challenges

    6/7/2017 6:29:28 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    Hey all! I started a new SparkTeam! Building Healthy Habits: Monthly Challenges! This team is all about building healthy habits, by focusing... Read more

  • Rings and Mountains

    6/6/2017 9:23:50 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I had an excellent hike on Sunday, despite the rain. My fiance and I hiked Mount Monadnock, and exchanged our engagement rings at the summit. Sin... Read more

  • Moving again. Oh, the times. We are having them.

    6/3/2017 6:28:34 PM, by *GINA*

    I'm caving. I'm finally moving to the suburbs. I've b... Read more

  • Dancing In The Streets

    6/3/2017 2:27:04 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    No hike again today. I got invited to a massive outdoor dance party, and decided to sleep in so I'll have plenty of enegry to dance the night awa... Read more

  • No Morning Hike Today

    6/2/2017 11:34:31 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I slept through my alarms and didn't get my morning hike in today. I unexpectedly have tomorrow off, so I can do my morning hike then. It i... Read more

  • June Goals

    6/1/2017 12:39:43 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    June 1. Time to set some goals for the month! My main goal is to get in at least 1,300 fitness minutes and to hike at least seven mountains ... Read more

  • A Little Better

    6/1/2017 12:21:00 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I'm feeling a little better today. I'm starting to suspect I have some nutrient deficencies, and that is aggrevating my mental state. I hope... Read more

  • SUGAR!

    5/31/2017 12:57:45 AM, by CANADA-DISCO19

    So, I've found that when it comes to accepting new information from other people, I'm a bit of a skeptic. I have to do the research and hear the ... Read more

  • Never Had a Home

    5/30/2017 6:28:30 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    All I want is a home. I have never had that. I've only ever had abuse situations and temporary housing. I want a place I can feel safe and ... Read more

  • Fake Mondays

    5/30/2017 2:02:07 PM, by KNUCHI

    You gotta love a good long weekend, but when Tuesday becomes a Monday (workload wise) its the absolute worst. This weekend was super awesome... Read more

  • Muscle

    5/29/2017 8:16:48 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I'm giving up on weight loss for now. This may sound like I'm throwing in the towel with healthier living, but I most assuredly am not! ... Read more

  • Changes

    5/26/2017 1:32:16 PM, by CANADA-DISCO19

    I was just reading my last blog posts on here - almost a year ago! I haven't lost weight since my last blog - 230 pounds. My weight went up to a ... Read more

  • Impressive!

    5/26/2017 12:03:01 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I've managed to impress myself! I was on the treadmill, uphill at between an 8% and 15% grade, and a speed of 3.5mph. I maintained this for ... Read more

  • Halfway Up!

    5/25/2017 7:47:54 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    Nothing too exciting going on today. I recall in a previous post I mentioned buying a pair of size 16 pants that didn't fit me. They are bla... Read more

  • Love Poems and Chill

    5/24/2017 5:53:17 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    My head is spinning. I have so much to do. But for tonight, I need to chill. I’m so stressed that I’m bound to get nothing done if I try. So toni... Read more

  • Working On It!

    5/23/2017 3:09:57 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I wore a short sleeved shirt to work today, and one of my students commented on how nice my biceps are! It made me feel so good! Just a few month... Read more

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