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  • 11/24

    11/24/2015 8:55:05 AM, by DEA5011

    Good Morning! I've been sick since Sunday and haven't been eating enough. I've been focusing on getting lots of fluids in. Water, juice, and te... Read more

  • The Good and the Bad

    11/23/2015 12:06:29 PM, by DUGGIT

    Well, last Monday night I came down with the flu. A round of Tamiflu later, I now am battling a respiratory infection that has gone up into my ey... Read more

  • 11/20

    11/20/2015 10:31:56 AM, by DEA5011

    Good Morning! It's the start of the weekend, and I'm back to my target zero weight. Woohoo! Of course, now the hard part. Maintaining ... Read more

  • Bling a la Mode

    11/18/2015 3:25:29 PM, by PASTAFARIAN

    A friend of mine did two major races this year and got the same type of medal from both: bottle openers Read more

  • 11/18

    11/18/2015 7:13:05 AM, by DEA5011

    Good morning! I'm down a pound from yesterday, which puts me at 140.6. That's .6 pounds above what I set as my holiday maintenance (target z... Read more

  • 11/17

    11/17/2015 7:17:07 AM, by DEA5011

    Good morning! Thanks for all the encouragement yesterday you guys, I really appreciate it. I'm down .6 pounds from yesterday, which puts me ... Read more

  • Operation

    11/16/2015 8:28:59 PM, by DUGGIT

    I'm not really a blogger. I consider opening myself up... Read more

  • 11/16

    11/16/2015 7:40:25 AM, by DEA5011

    I wasn't going to check in today, because this weekend went... not well. But I need to be accountable, especially when things don't go right. ... Read more

  • Out of Control

    11/14/2015 4:07:51 PM, by DUGGIT

    This is my first blog entry on SP. I have allowed myself to spin out of control. When does it stop? In the past, I have always been able to set... Read more

  • 11/13

    11/13/2015 8:39:39 AM, by DEA5011

    Good morning! Feeling pretty good this morning, I weighed in at 139.4 this morning! Which is down almost 1.5 from Tuesday! And. It means tha... Read more

  • System Update: November 2015

    11/11/2015 5:49:40 AM, by GBOOMER

    It is time to accept a little humility/shame and admit that I need to get back to the calorie tracking. I tracked calories successfully from 2008... Read more

  • 11/10

    11/10/2015 7:36:05 AM, by DEA5011

    Whoa weekend bloating! I'm down 1.2 pounds from yesterday, thanks to a much less salty day and a lot of water. Which means I'm only .8 poun... Read more

  • 11/9

    11/9/2015 7:51:00 AM, by DEA5011

    Well. Another weekend where I'm up on Monday. I'm up a 1.5 pounds from before the weekend. Not cool. I'm struggling with how to do weekends. I li... Read more

  • Fitty

    11/7/2015 5:06:14 AM, by FITTYLOZA

    I'm gonna be sexy, i know it.... Read more

  • 11/3 no more candy!

    11/3/2015 7:59:26 AM, by DEA5011

    Well, that didn't go as planned. Our brilliant strategy of unloading all our leftover Halloween candy at work failed me. Sure, all of OUR Ha... Read more

  • 11/2

    11/2/2015 7:20:31 AM, by DEA5011

    Good morning! Shock of all shocks, I didn't do great over the weekend. Sigh. Weekends are my struggle. I gained .8 pounds from Saturday morn... Read more

  • 10/28

    10/28/2015 7:23:24 AM, by DEA5011

    This week is so not going as planned. I'm snacking more than I should be, and I'm back up into the 140's. Not. Happy. I'm so used to being ... Read more

  • Anniversaries

    10/26/2015 2:46:45 PM, by SDLEE514

    Anniversaries can, and should, be celebrated for all sorts of things. I'm feeling simultaneously stuck and rejuvenated regarding two anniversarie... Read more

  • 10/26

    10/26/2015 7:31:53 AM, by DEA5011

    Happy Monday everyone! This weekend went ok. There were some bad bits and some good bits. Still fighting the weekends, though I'm definitely... Read more

  • 10/22 back under 140!!

    10/22/2015 10:18:21 AM, by DEA5011

    Woohoo! I weighed in at 139.6 this morning! I have been trying to get back to under 140 for months and months, and am so happy to finally see som... Read more

  • 10/19 last travel weekend for a while!

    10/19/2015 7:51:59 AM, by DEA5011

    Happy Monday everyone! I'm back from yet another weekend visiting family, luckily the last one until Thanksgiving. Phew! I'm ready to have a... Read more

  • 10/13 good weekend!

    10/13/2015 8:08:27 AM, by DEA5011

    Woohoo! I did so well over this past holiday/travel weekend! I weighed in Monday morning, no holding back to later in the week to try and recoup ... Read more

  • 10/9 ugh

    10/9/2015 7:44:27 AM, by DEA5011

    I have a cold and I've been eating like crap and I feel ugh. I need to get back on track. Starting today. A cold is NOT an excuse. Fruits. Veggi... Read more

  • 10/7

    10/7/2015 7:40:14 AM, by DEA5011

    About halfway through the week already. Feeling pretty good, getting in my exercise. I'm working through some PMS/that time of the month snacky-n... Read more

  • Starting Lifelong habits...

    10/6/2015 12:01:06 AM, by RUNNINGOLLIE

    It's been awhile and while my weight has been moving in the wrong direction- I have made some great changes in the last 8 months that I will talk... Read more

  • 10/5 October?!

    10/5/2015 9:14:44 AM, by DEA5011

    I can't believe it's already October! This year is going by so fast. I'm feeling much better this Monday than I did last Monday, thanks to ... Read more

  • 21 day sugar craving challenge

    10/2/2015 1:50:06 PM, by SHINYSARA

    Today I need to only eat 1 - 2 servings of added sugar. Do any of you know how hard that is? I'm hormonal. I want chocolate. I want ice crea... Read more

  • 9/29 importance of measuring

    9/29/2015 7:39:49 AM, by DEA5011

    I measured much more at the beginning. I slowly started getting an eye for how much this was and how much that was. And to be honest, I was never... Read more

  • 9/28 crazy weekend

    9/28/2015 10:12:40 AM, by DEA5011

    I'm back! This weekend was super hectic. I was in the car A LOT this weekend. Driving up and back and forth and down all over. Which really cut i... Read more

  • $22.50 Half Marathon: BVHM

    9/24/2015 11:24:17 PM, by PASTAFARIAN

    This Sunday, I'm doing the BVHM. (full name: D. Herlocker Memorial Bachman Valley HM) Admittedly, the name doesn't have much pizzaz but it's... Read more

  • 9/23

    9/23/2015 7:45:52 AM, by DEA5011

    Ok, yesterday went pretty well. I did deviate from my plan after dinner. Ugh. Had a few oreos, but I tracked and was still under the high end of ... Read more

  • 9/22

    9/22/2015 7:34:04 AM, by DEA5011

    I did pretty well yesterday, about as expected. Though it rained all afternoon and evening, so my evening walk with the pup got cut short. ... Read more

  • 9/21 i'll take it

    9/21/2015 7:52:59 AM, by DEA5011

    This weekend went by so fast. We had company in town, which always involves bigger meals or going out to eat. I did very well on Friday, luckily ... Read more

  • Self Care and Positive Self Talk

    9/20/2015 11:53:48 AM, by BROADWAYMAVEN

    Why are we so hard on ourselves? We would never speak to our friends or family members the way we speak to ourselves. We aren't bad if we eat cho... Read more

  • 9/16

    9/16/2015 8:06:43 AM, by DEA5011

    Thanks for all of the encouragement yesterday you guys, I really appreciate it! I did so much better last night, and I really think you all root... Read more

  • Vacation pics and check in

    9/15/2015 3:17:20 PM, by SDLEE514

    Hey spark friends. I'm in need of "evaluate where I'm at" moment. Since I last blogged I took an amazing vacation to the Pacific Northwest, surv... Read more

  • 9/15 too. much. snacking.

    9/15/2015 7:26:33 AM, by DEA5011

    Yesterday went so well... up until the late evening. I stuck to plan, I got my workouts in. It was great. Then I sat down to unwind a bit before ... Read more

  • 9/14 so-so weekend

    9/14/2015 7:43:17 AM, by DEA5011

    Another weekend gone. There were a lot of bright spots this weekend, for the most part I ate pretty well. I got 1.5 hours of yoga in on Saturday,... Read more

  • 9/11 tackling the weekend

    9/11/2015 9:02:39 AM, by DEA5011

    Good morning sparkworld! It's a beautiful morning here, we've finally seemed to break out of the heat and humidity. At least for now :P I wa... Read more

  • 9/11 tackling the weekend

    9/11/2015 9:02:37 AM, by DEA5011

    Good morning sparkworld! It's a beautiful morning here, we've finally seemed to break out of the heat and humidity. At least for now :P I wa... Read more

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