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  • In the footsteps of greatness

    12/8/2014 3:34:26 PM, by CALIMAN1

    Along with hundreds of others, I stood on the sidewalk, the air more than crisp , the sun peeking in and out, teasing us of warmth that never cam... Read more

  • Ugh

    12/1/2014 7:02:29 PM, by ROCKGODDESS2231

    Almost a year into a fantastic relationship & I must say relationship weight... Totally a thing. Totally not a fan though. I'm now at the heavies... Read more

  • Reforming wasted time

    11/2/2014 10:38:26 PM, by LOLA-L

    I've been thinking about how I can incorporate more exercise/walking in my daily routine. Here are two of the things I came up with today: 1... Read more

  • avoided free samples in the grocery store

    11/1/2014 9:29:09 PM, by LOLA-L

    While grocery shopping today, I was able to avoid munching on all the free samples. My shield? The SparkPeople menu ideas and shopping list I pr... Read more

  • giving in and moving on

    11/1/2014 2:17:38 AM, by LOLA-L

    Today I totally gave in to temptation. I was in a coffee shop, ordering a nice small fat free latte... when I saw a yummy, delicious croissant. ... Read more

  • I got nothing...

    9/29/2014 4:07:51 PM, by CALIMAN1

    mental freeze....mental constipation....writer's block....I have all of that. I got nothing to blog about. There is something wrong with th... Read more

  • boom...boom...ouch!

    9/1/2014 10:08:35 PM, by CALIMAN1

    So there I was on Saturday morning, doing an intentionally slow run, feeling good, music blaring through my iPod....approaching mile six, feeling... Read more

  • Catching the Cali Wave - Hello SP, Nice to See You (Again)

    8/27/2014 2:02:40 AM, by CALIMAN1

    We stumble, we fall, we get back up again. That's how we roll. Oooops, rather, that's how we spark. Hello SP, the prodigal son returns. ... Read more

  • 13 Miles

    4/22/2014 4:38:13 PM, by BELIEVING4ME

    Today I rode farther than I ever have. In fact I rode double the length th... Read more

  • Good Good Saturday

    4/19/2014 10:51:09 PM, by BELIEVING4ME

    What a great day today was! I always wake up earlier than my hubby, especiall... Read more

  • Off Day

    1/4/2014 11:06:43 AM, by MICALIMAR

    What a horrible night's sleep. Or should I say...NO sleep. I ache everywhere and have a terrible headache. You would think that relaxing in bed s... Read more

  • The non-diet diet

    1/3/2014 9:48:28 PM, by MICALIMAR

    I can't believe how important tracking my food intake has become (and how easy it is on SparkPeople). My challenge each day is not to eat as litt... Read more

  • Indulging for your own good

    1/2/2014 12:53:30 PM, by MICALIMAR

    After 2 weeks of great success managing my caloric intake, balancing my work life and my personal life and generally sticking with the program, m... Read more

  • Sparking into Africa

    11/26/2013 4:01:02 PM, by FEMISLIM

    I am an African and the peculiarities of my culture, foods, and environment aids obesity. In some cultures, a skinny lady is considered unfit fo... Read more

  • I Am an Addict.... Help!!!!

    11/24/2013 9:50:31 AM, by FEMISLIM

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  • Back on the Block!!!!!

    11/5/2013 8:11:17 AM, by FEMISLIM

    Dear friends, I am happy to let you know that I have lost all the previously added 8lbs and some more. For the first time in a long while my ... Read more

  • 2lbs Down and the Truth.

    10/8/2013 7:36:23 AM, by FEMISLIM

    I blog and post about my losses but never about my gaining. Well, all that is about to stop. I am a highly motivated person but when I slip, I ... Read more

  • Hello.....me

    10/2/2013 4:10:33 PM, by CALIMAN1

    I remember once blogging about looking at the reflection in a bus window and seeing the grey hair, the road-mapped face, the wrinkles etched here... Read more

  • The Spark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !

    9/19/2013 12:26:07 AM, by FEMISLIM

    Okay, I am excited. You know I am a "Techy" and any thing that is technologically related to achieving my goals is always a source of excitement... Read more

  • My Realization

    9/17/2013 11:34:05 AM, by FEMISLIM

    So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. (Romans 9:16 NKJV) I surrender all!!! Read more

  • Day two of Phase 3

    8/24/2013 11:31:31 PM, by KGRUNWALD9

    I did pretty well today, I did splurge and had a nonfat latte for my afternoon snack. I get migraine headaches and felt one coming on. I took two... Read more

  • Half M

    8/18/2013 1:28:51 AM, by FEMISLIM

    This is to report that I made my half Marathon yesterday. It was tough, I was slow but, i made it. ... Read more

  • Another 2 Gone!!!!!

    8/13/2013 1:10:16 AM, by FEMISLIM

    Yes, I met my goal. Weighed In at 2lbs down yesterday. I am so happy to achieve this result. Since I set my new goals and became more focused,... Read more

  • Just the 8th!!!!

    8/10/2013 12:12:29 AM, by FEMISLIM

    How are you doing Dear Friends? It has being such a long time. I am doing good now although sometime in July, I had so much going on. I am ... Read more

  • Cookie Monster to 5k?? Lets do this!!

    7/23/2013 2:50:08 PM, by ROCKGODDESS2231

    While I sit here typing this, I am also in the process of baking a metric crap ton of cookies. Not all of them are for me and the roommates, but... Read more

  • Once a Week

    7/19/2013 1:58:42 PM, by FRANCLYN

    Missing my accountability I guess. Totally forgot to blog for nearly a month...and no one nagged me. I shouldn't need it, but I ... Read more

  • Great So Far

    7/3/2013 9:21:54 PM, by FEMISLIM

    I am doing great with my July challenge especially not eating after 6pm. I feel real great in the morning. My system clears up and I feel light.... Read more

  • My July Challenge

    6/30/2013 9:16:22 PM, by FEMISLIM

    So June has come to an end and tomorrow, by God's special grace, I will officially begin my July Challenge. I am itemizing my challenge below: ... Read more

  • Two-Day Success

    6/29/2013 10:32:26 AM, by FEMISLIM

    I have been able to keep my no eating after 6pm challenge for 2 days. I decided to "Test run" my plan before July 1st. It is going to be tough.... Read more

  • Stop At 6

    6/27/2013 9:43:40 PM, by FEMISLIM

    I am doing good so have decided to move on to a higher level. I am about to take up a new challenge; not eating after 6pm. Yes, it has being... Read more

  • Need to Talk it Out

    6/26/2013 9:51:26 PM, by FRANCLYN

    I'm taking a chance that consistent entries in my blog will help me with getting back on track. I keep waiting until I have something specific t... Read more

  • Update on Daughter - Night of the Hummingbirds

    6/14/2013 3:49:10 PM, by CALIMAN1

    As many of you read, my 14-year old daughter was in a rollover car accident in late February. First, thanks to all of you who reached out to me ... Read more

  • Birthday Fun

    6/13/2013 8:28:20 PM, by FEMISLIM

    It's my birthday and I started it with a 10K. My crew gave me a lovely gift of "Fast Feet". This is a symbol of ability to MOVE. It sure has... Read more

  • Time to Get Out of My Way.

    6/13/2013 7:01:16 PM, by FRANCLYN

    My weight has been creeping back up for so long now. I've seen it and convinced myself I was going to stop it where it was at and focus on bring... Read more

  • Half M

    6/1/2013 4:59:43 PM, by FEMISLIM

    I went, I saw, and I conquered!!! Yes, I did You know, it all started as a joke. I took up the challenge and here I am. Life is all about ... Read more

  • Fruits of the Spirit

    5/23/2013 4:48:06 PM, by FEMISLIM

    In all things I do, putting God first is imperative. So in my weaknesses I hold on strong to Him. One Fruit of the Spirit that I am really work... Read more

  • Good Day to Start the Spark Solution Challenge

    5/13/2013 9:10:19 PM, by FEMISLIM

    Today is bright and sunny in Sacramento. I am generally taking things easy. It is the first day of the Spark Solution Challenge to eat right an... Read more

  • Mom on Track

    5/12/2013 7:55:49 PM, by FEMISLIM

    Happy Mother's Day beautiful SparkMothers. I am so proud to be counted among you all. Today has been so beautiful and fulfilling, with all the ... Read more

  • Taking the PE Challenge

    5/10/2013 3:24:45 PM, by FEMISLIM

    On Monday, I took up the challenge to work for two days as a High School PE Teacher. Yesterday was my first day and I told a dear Fitbit/Spark-f... Read more

  • Being a Great Mother

    5/7/2013 8:22:34 PM, by FEMISLIM

    I looked at myself today and concluded that I am a good mother. As a single parent of three, I try my best o give the best that I can for my Chi... Read more

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