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Spark Challenges
5/10/2014 2:50:47 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I never realized what I was missing by not taking advantage of the Spark Challenges. Participated in one starting Jan. 18 & signed up for TWO spring c...  Read more

GINGERVISTA

Strength Training
5/3/2014 12:53:10 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I was NOT thrilled when this week's challenge focus was on strength training. Yes, I do ST 3x/week, but I couldn't IMAGINE possibly achieving the (see...  Read more

GINGERVISTA

Dangers of Winging It-UPDATE
4/19/2014 11:21:42 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I was NOT perfect, but instead of all the snacks & treats loaded with fats & sugars I had an apple, two Brazil nuts & a 1" square of the tiramisu I'd...  Read more

GINGERVISTA

The dangers of 'winging it'
4/17/2014 11:00:23 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Am going to a gathering with 15-20 women or more tomorrow for a game night, with everybody bringing snacks & treats at 7pm. At first I wasn't going to...  Read more

GINGERVISTA

ANOTHER Active Day!
4/13/2014 3:31:25 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Don't know what's going on, but had another active day yesterday: 40 minute cardio workout with Jessica Smith (free on-line videos), then hiked with a...  Read more

GINGERVISTA

Active Day!
4/8/2014 9:33:12 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Didn't realize I was going to have such an active day yesterday! First I did one of Jessica Smith's ST free online videos, then I walked to work--2....  Read more

GINGERVISTA

Jessica Smith
4/1/2014 11:14:30 PM,  3 COMMENTS

If you haven't checked out jessicasmithtv.com, I HIGHLY recommend it. Since SP ran an article with her in it, I've been downloading her exercise video...  Read more

GINGERVISTA

Dog Poop - Seriously???
3/23/2014 2:27:57 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Dear Diary, So I moved in with my fiancee in August. We live an hour from our parents, an hour from my work, and over an hour from any of my frie...  Read more

TIGGER622

2 Walks in 2 Days
3/9/2014 3:43:39 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Warning! Slow-moving person ahead! I should get one of those "slow vehicle" signs they sell at Farm and Fleet for tractors and grain wagons. 198...  Read more

LYNNWYNN

Motivation from a Supportive Group of Friends
3/6/2014 9:58:38 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well. We just started a SparkTeam at work today! I'm very excited about joining my friends in gaining back a healthier lifestyle and losing some of th...  Read more

LYNNWYNN

Look Out, Arms
2/19/2014 7:32:23 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have inherited my mother's arms...or I SHOULD say, her tendency to the flappy underarm fat often seen in older women. But at age 50 (I'll be 59 this...  Read more

LYNNWYNN

Back on this site... Again!
2/6/2014 11:37:52 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Why do I move away from this site. Calculating , keeping accountable and support from other Sparksters are the key..... Here I go again.. Lance...  Read more

LANCE65

Overcoming myself and my new Roomie
2/2/2014 2:52:16 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Okay, so the little progress I made in January was squashed. Overall, I am proud of my will power. I have been living the last 8 months with ice cream...  Read more

TIGGER622

January Updates :)
1/24/2014 10:06:19 AM,  8 COMMENTS

So, so far my longest streak is 9 days for logging, 8 days for 10 min of exercise. I am gonna beat those! Right now I am on my 5th day of logging and...  Read more

TIGGER622

Son's crafts
1/23/2014 7:14:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So I can share these with some of my SparkFriends, I'm posting some pendants my son made me for Christmas. It's like a glass-blowing process, only...  Read more

GINGERVISTA

Baby steps
1/18/2014 8:55:20 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I need to post a new goal: Do not touch (or walk near) the candy basket on the school secretary's desk. Period. I know it only adds, say, 100 calories...  Read more

LYNNWYNN

Heading toward another new me...
1/15/2014 8:54:38 PM,  1 COMMENTS

As I stepped onto the scale this morning--something I haven't done regularly for about a year--I let out my breath with a mutter of "oh, lord." ...  Read more

LYNNWYNN

BIG year, BIG changes, SMALL me???
1/11/2014 6:56:52 PM,  14 COMMENTS

So I am getting married!!! So many of you have been there with me as I struggled through weight loss and dating and breaking up and learning to run et...  Read more

TIGGER622

Making a Push for Fitober
10/1/2013 3:55:00 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I decided that I've been kind of lazy. So I'm pushing myself hardcore this month. I've laid out a plan that is better for me and hopefully will result...  Read more

KBORTY26

Goals
9/26/2013 12:15:53 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My main fitness goal at this time is to be able to run a 5k all the way through. It might not sound like much, but running has always been hard for me...  Read more

BRIGHTEYEDBABY

To Do
9/16/2013 12:18:55 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I make a lot of to do lists. I'm always thinking about what I want to get done and what is needed to be done. Sometimes I feel like I spend too much t...  Read more

BRIGHTEYEDBABY

Work in Progress
9/14/2013 11:58:22 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I would rate my relationship with food as a 7. I work as a dietitian so I have seen many people with very unhealthy relationships with food and I know...  Read more

BRIGHTEYEDBABY

An Affair with Food
8/24/2013 1:07:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So I LOVE to eat. Not in the emotional sense. I see food as an experience. I love to see the variety in color, to explore the way tastes work together...  Read more

KBORTY26

Odd Motivators
8/22/2013 4:08:38 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I was dating this guy for about 4 months. He told me he was having a rough go of it, though it had nothing to do with him and me. Then, all the sudden...  Read more

KBORTY26

On the Menu: PB & J
7/26/2013 5:05:57 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Had a photo, but wouldn't download. 24 I 26 peanut butter....especially natural crunchy. If it was calorie-free, I'd eat it by the spoonful....  Read more

GINGERVISTA

First DNF - Bombed Triathlon :(
7/14/2013 3:29:39 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Prenote - On the upside, I have the best man ever - came rushing early to the finish line with water and a granola bar, AND was at home making me a me...  Read more

TIGGER622

On the menu: Parmesan Tilapia
7/4/2013 10:51:32 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Made a great spark recipe of Parmesan tilapia recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=75983 with sautéed garlic/spinach in 1/2 tsp o...  Read more

GINGERVISTA

Dessert/Snack: SP's frozen banana pops
6/30/2013 9:08:26 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I don't know if all these recipes actually have the right picture, but mine didn't look ANYTHING like the theirs. Maybe using regular peanut bu...  Read more

GINGERVISTA

On the Menu 6/23/13
6/23/2013 9:32:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Tonight for dinner I made seared cod with peach-mango salsa recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=2458626 had along with brow...  Read more

GINGERVISTA

FITNESS TRACKER QUESTION
6/3/2013 11:26:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I just entered that I wanted to track my mies each week, especially since I always wear a pedometer, but can't figure out how to track it. On the page...  Read more

GINGERVISTA

Foods to help obesity scientifically/medically proven.
3/28/2013 12:54:10 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Dr. William Li makes a presentation on TED Talks on how certain foods--naturally, fresh fruits & veggies--can not only help cure some cancers or preve...  Read more

GINGERVISTA

Here I go again
3/6/2013 3:17:27 PM,  2 COMMENTS

39 Once again I have failed at properly facing life's tough blows. It has been about a yr since I have truly been active here or at the gym let...  Read more

BOUNDNDETRMND10

Snow Day!
3/5/2013 5:16:27 AM,  4 COMMENTS

...Which means my daughter will be home all day. Which means I'll get a LITTLE less work done, but on the plus side -- I do eat less when other people...  Read more

HLANGLOYS

Pretty great weekend
3/4/2013 6:43:01 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It was so much fun watching our friends' daughter shine on stage. Kids are so oblivious to how incredibly beautiful and YOUNG they are. Then a great l...  Read more

HLANGLOYS

Day Two
3/2/2013 9:03:25 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Motivation is high. Yesterday was a good day. Even at a new restaurant that served mainly burgers and chips and fried fish, I found a balsamic salad w...  Read more

HLANGLOYS

Why so scared?
3/1/2013 5:08:17 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Ok, I guess it's because this is the billionth time I've restarted a wellness program. But fear of failure can't continue to get in my way. My health...  Read more

HLANGLOYS

The Future, One Day at a Time
2/25/2013 10:09:33 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I can’t believe February is almost done. January was spent recovering from surgery. A few weeks in, I had a minor infection that required some antibio...  Read more

ROTTMOM71

Coach Nicole's Cardio Blast
2/23/2013 1:36:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Recently received Coach Nicole's Cardio Blast dvd, which I won on one of my spins on the wheel! Today I did one section of it--just a 20-minute sect...  Read more

GINGERVISTA

Dear Diary,
1/29/2013 11:20:32 PM,  14 COMMENTS

What better place to vent than to my sparkies. I was doing so well the last couple weeks, working out, logging food, being a good little girl. Now eac...  Read more

TIGGER622

This Woman At Work Really Ticked Me Off
1/24/2013 12:04:46 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I told her how I'd love to move out towards California, Oregon, Washington, basically anywhere along the west coast. She told me that I'd need to lose...  Read more

KBORTY26

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