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Favorite Part of the Day
8/15/2014 2:02:32 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My favorite part if the day in terms of my health and fitness goals is when I have my Shakeology. I don't have it at the same time everyday, but I al...  Read more


Day 230 - I have found to right balance for me
8/15/2014 8:33:49 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I am so glad this new eating plan works for me! I feel like I have discovered a secret that so many are searching for. Processed foods and eating in t...  Read more


Starting yet again but this time it's different!
8/15/2014 8:00:37 AM,  3 COMMENTS

So I'm back yet again trying to lose weight. I recently found out that I'm coeliac, which made me think about the strain I put on my body when I put t...  Read more


One year in Northern Ireland
8/15/2014 4:42:44 AM,  2 COMMENTS

This last week celebrated the anniversary of our arrival in a small seaside town in Northern Ireland, and the beginning of a startlingly different way...  Read more


Hitting that a.m. workout!
8/15/2014 4:07:56 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I finally have the option to do my workouts in the morning hours. And when I say morning hours, I do mean before noon. ;-) There are so many adva...  Read more


Cooking, Starving, Eating Fast Food While Trying to Lose Weight
8/14/2014 11:41:41 PM,  2 COMMENTS

In my fitness journey, I have tried everything. I've eaten frozen diet food for lunch at the office (Lean Cuisines), green salads with no flavor...  Read more


Embarking on my 15 pound challenge
8/14/2014 7:51:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today I have finally found the motivation to lose the 15 pounds that I like to call my "honeymoon weight." The problem is my honeymoon was almost 2 ye...  Read more


Day 229 - Can't find enough food to eat.
8/14/2014 7:37:17 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I need a couple 100 more calories today. I had my first day of school meetings today and managed to miss my afternoon snack. It is still sitting on...  Read more


What I've Learned Thursday
8/14/2014 5:56:11 PM,  2 COMMENTS

You know how it's a social media "thing" these days to post old pictures and tag them Throwback Thursday? Well, I've got my own little thing brew...  Read more


08/14/14- MIA
8/14/2014 12:53:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've been slacking badly for the past 6 weeks, and I need to fix it! I have less than 9 weeks until the wedding, and I've regained 7 pounds since I st...  Read more


8/14/2014 12:26:25 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Making more progress over here! Almost all of my national guard paperwork is complete. I have a few medical papers I have to figure out how to get;...  Read more


Oh I DO still have abs!
8/14/2014 12:48:50 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Yesterday I slept in and then did a short conditioning workout after work. I found a body weight workout online and thought, "gee, this seems pretty e...  Read more


Victory over the Cake (Part 2)
8/13/2014 7:56:51 PM,  5 COMMENTS

If you have not read Part 1 - none of this will make sense. Actually, this is more of an epilogue than anything else. I went over yesterday to t...  Read more


Staying Connected through Tough Times
8/13/2014 7:37:35 PM,  116 COMMENTS

Here's a scenario that I think just about anyone who's been active on SparkPeople for some time can relate to: You join up because you've got som...  Read more


Wild Swim 10 - Marshaw Wyre, Trough of Bowland
8/13/2014 5:05:27 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My Dad took us up here for a picnic. Me being me, I managed to find a part of the stream to float around in. It counts if I'm not touching the...  Read more


Rock Stars of Maintenance 2014
8/13/2014 12:21:54 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I'm going to keep this relatively short and sweet because I just want to give the original blog I'm sharing the link to below a bit of additional atte...  Read more


Kick It!
8/13/2014 11:14:19 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I'M BACK, SPARKIES!!! Feels so nice to be back and getting these thoughts out in words!!! I sure hope y'all had a lovely weekend as I did! Me a...  Read more


this time around
8/13/2014 10:27:06 AM,  0 COMMENTS

So last week i got some bad news. i'm prediabetic. so i'm actively making a change. and i guess the shock of my bloodwork was enough to push my hus...  Read more


28 weeks 5 days
8/13/2014 10:15:05 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm having a very emotional morning, and have felt near tears since I woke up. Hormones are raging, and I haven't been getting enough sleep. Henry (my...  Read more


8/13/2014 9:27:49 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hey Spark Friends! I'm curious, and today I want to know--what do you do in the way of strength training? This is something I've always struggled...  Read more


Ahh!! Fast food wrecked my calorie goals!
8/13/2014 8:31:32 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I am AMAZED. I had DOUBLE the calories that I needed yesterday. All it takes is one day with no "fly by the seat of the pants"...  Read more


Day 228 - scale is moving!
8/13/2014 8:20:29 AM,  3 COMMENTS

For the first time in months, I got to write a lower number down in the "weight" box!!!!! So good... Now to pack my lunch for work. Make a gre...  Read more


8/12/2014 5:36:03 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So, on my second day I found that snacking is an issue. I can choose good meals that meet nutritional goals, but then I grab a cookie or a cracker tha...  Read more


I AM GOING TO LOOK DAYUUM GOOD (when I reach my goal) :)
8/12/2014 3:48:01 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Been a while, but I'm back! And I'm proud to say I lost weight even while away from Spark People.....I have really learned about my body, what works,...  Read more


Gonna finish strong
8/12/2014 12:43:14 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So - bad female issues kept me from working out like I wanted to last week. Last week was not good. But - I'm back on track now, and I'm going t...  Read more


A Better Week
8/12/2014 12:41:43 PM,  0 COMMENTS

The last week has been better. More controlled eating. More water. Less alcohol. I've lost 1lb in the last week Yay!! 9 I overall feel be...  Read more


The Wedding of the Century
8/12/2014 12:08:45 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Friday August 1st 2014. The day I declared my undying love to my new wife, Lucy, in front of specially chosen group of our family and friends. ...  Read more


49 days left!
8/12/2014 12:01:36 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Yes, I'm counting down! I have 49 days left on active duty. 49 days left living in Colorado! So exciting! I'm checking lots of stuff off my To...  Read more


Victory over the Cake
8/12/2014 8:25:03 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I tutor occasionally for a friend. Yesterday we were crunching away on Algebra (which I actually like - go ahead, judge away) and first the husband b...  Read more


Week 2
8/12/2014 1:49:46 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Week 2. Last week I kind of eased into things. I did pretty well mon-thur, then spent a weekend back home for a wedding so diet and exercise took the...  Read more


21 days without SODA!!
8/11/2014 9:36:53 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I cannot believe I have made it this far! Woohoo!!!!!! Let me say that again.....ZERO soft drinks/soda/pop/Coke whatever you call it, for 3 wh...  Read more


Empty Nest Syndrome :(
8/11/2014 7:08:00 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My daughter spent her first night in her own place last night. I know we've been living apart for years, but this still hit home. I kind of expected...  Read more


Non-scale victories
8/11/2014 3:49:47 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I think it's importAnt to keep in mind that the most important victory in my quest for fitness is not always seen by the number on the scale. I'll fu...  Read more


Day 226 - school starts...
8/11/2014 12:54:15 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Now we see how this is going to work. The busiest time of my year. This is when I usually gain all the weight back. Not this year! Counting and ma...  Read more


First Day
8/11/2014 10:28:33 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I'm optimistic at getting healthy. I want to be able to enjoy activities with my kids, having more energy, and feeling better by improving my nutritio...  Read more


C25K - Week 3
8/11/2014 8:20:53 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Sorry that I haven't been here much lately. To keep things short, life is still crazy. I've been horrible with my diet, but I'm hoping to turn that ar...  Read more


Bouquet Ideas
8/10/2014 3:29:33 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Just a few of the bouquets that have caught my eye. I send these on to my wedding co-ordinator in Vegas, so she could check with th...  Read more


First Blog Entry: Breaking Bad Habits
8/10/2014 9:09:09 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I snapped the picture above while I was sheltering from a quick rainstorm when I went for a walk. I wasn't able to run yet because I felt heavy,...  Read more


Taking a break.
8/9/2014 7:39:58 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I have been blogging diligently for the last 2.5 years. Right now there are some things going on that isn't as dramatic as my son being in the h...  Read more


8/9/2014 10:03:54 AM,  31 COMMENTS

Reading ON2VICTORY's featured blog about motivation earlier today got me thinking about my own personal motivators (if you haven't seen it, you can ch...  Read more


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