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Vegan Before 6:00
3/23/2014 8:39:31 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I ran across this information on spark. I going to try eating vegan foods before 6pm. Check out the link. It's on sparkpeople start page. http...  Read more

SLIM242

First Video Blog
3/9/2014 8:15:35 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Trying a new way to communicate...  Read more

SLIM242

I'm Back !
2/28/2014 11:39:06 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Well, I had foot surgery Nov 4, 2013. I should have been back in regular shoes and walking by Christmas. That did not happen. My wound wo...  Read more

HI-NRG

Tuesday, Feb 18-2014
2/19/2014 12:53:49 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I've been working a lot at my retail job. Those long hours, standing on your feet and working really hard are exhausting. Plus, I am always getting...  Read more

KATERRING

Thur- 2/6
2/7/2014 1:07:55 AM,  1 COMMENTS

A little bit of a yucky day..and boy..did my eating habits go out the door. Started with a BK egg sand..brought yogurt, banana and apples to work...g...  Read more

KATERRING

Feb 4- Tuesday
2/4/2014 9:22:45 AM,  0 COMMENTS

strength training this morning...all of a sudden was thinking..and I realized, I've never really purposely lost 5 lbs ever, by exercise...Probably sou...  Read more

KATERRING

Hey Friends..how do you....?
2/3/2014 7:47:50 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I appreciate your supportive comments so much. How can I comment back to something that you posted? I'm clueless....  Read more

KATERRING

Not wearing a hat..
2/2/2014 11:19:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Working out today..it suddenly dawned on me that I was no longer wearing a visor or hat while working out. I hated feeling like I was being looked at...  Read more

KATERRING

huh?
2/1/2014 2:24:26 PM,  0 COMMENTS

For so long..maybe 10 years..I haven't had the strength..energy..or motivation to work out..adjust reading habits. I usand wanted myself to get healt...  Read more

KATERRING

Still not eating enough..but still working out
1/31/2014 8:59:06 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I don't think I'm eating enough still...and if I am,,,I have made some mistakes and eaten the wrong foods. But I am conscious of it now...where as be...  Read more

KATERRING

Being a Featured Motivator
1/31/2014 12:33:46 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I just got an email telling me that my page is being listed as motivational. I want to thank all of my friends who "voted" for me or however this work...  Read more

JUDI_CUTIE

Tues- Jan 28
1/28/2014 1:32:11 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today is the second day of the schools being closed because of the bitter cold. I worked out at the Y yesterday, which was impressive, because normal...  Read more

KATERRING

Day 4 - 1/24
1/25/2014 12:08:50 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It occurs to me that I'm probably not eating enough calories right now..because I'm being extra extra careful (somewhere around 1100), which should be...  Read more

KATERRING

Day 3-1/23
1/24/2014 1:43:10 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Still feeling motivated. but I keep wondering to myself when will the motivation stop..and will I be able to continue anyway. Gosh..I wish I could j...  Read more

KATERRING

Day 2- 1/22
1/23/2014 9:13:59 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I was in a pretty good mood. Got up and worked out before going to work...which was kind of challenging because the kids woke up late, had to drive o...  Read more

KATERRING

Starting- day 1
1/21/2014 2:40:26 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Just wanted to write myself a note about motivation. That this isn't a quick fix...but consistency. Even if only for a little bit every day, I shoul...  Read more

KATERRING

After the Storms!
11/18/2013 9:12:13 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Yesterday was pretty wild day here in Illinois. By now, many of you may know about the storms that ravaged our area and sent 60,000 people streaming...  Read more

ANNROW0354

Helping me to "bloom"
11/16/2013 11:43:49 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Every day that I come on SP and read the blog entries, I am reminded why I keep coming back even when I am losing motivation. We all need to know tha...  Read more

ANNROW0354

Being my own Best Friend!
11/14/2013 8:40:33 AM,  7 COMMENTS

We've all heard the phrase "I am my own worst enemy". Well, that statement could not be more true in my case. There is absolutely no one and n...  Read more

ANNROW0354

A reminder to myself!
11/6/2013 9:57:29 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I just need to remind myself that it's not about how fast I get to the goal.....it only matters that I finish what I start! ...  Read more

ANNROW0354

Stay in the Present
11/5/2013 9:08:42 AM,  6 COMMENTS

First of all, I am loving the new Start page here on SP. I know it's been around for a few weeks, but I just got around to actually setting min...  Read more

ANNROW0354

Avoiding what needs to get done!!!
11/4/2013 12:40:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Is it just me or does this time of year feel incredibly overwhelming. I'm looking outside at all of the leaves on the ground knowing that I should g...  Read more

ANNROW0354

The glass really is half FULL!!!
11/3/2013 9:24:43 AM,  91 COMMENTS

Do you ever tire of hearing yourself say the same things over and over and over? I know I do!!!! I began to blog this morning about one excuse or a...  Read more

ANNROW0354

When LIFE gets in the way of a healthy lifestyle!
10/23/2013 9:45:49 AM,  5 COMMENTS

It has become apparent to me that life itself is a stumbling block for developing a healthy lifestyle. I don't consider myself a full-blown em...  Read more

ANNROW0354

Ah-Ha! It IS a Lifestyle!
10/16/2013 8:26:51 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I think I can honestly say that I have FINALLY begun to see this journey to health and fitness as just that.....a journey. Don't most of us...  Read more

ANNROW0354

June 2014
10/13/2013 8:16:33 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Timetable for meeting goal: SparkCoach gave the task of putting my end date for my weight loss goal down in writing in my blog. My neice is gett...  Read more

ANNROW0354

Heart of a FINISHER!
10/11/2013 8:43:35 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I want to see this through to the end! I want to be proud of myself for finishing what I start! I want to inspire someone else to know that...  Read more

ANNROW0354

What CAN Be!!!
10/8/2013 9:46:07 AM,  6 COMMENTS

To reach the next level on this journey to health and fitness I need to let go of what "is" and reach for what "can be". There is an entire wor...  Read more

ANNROW0354

Another trip around the sun!
10/4/2013 10:04:27 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Another birthday has come and gone. Another trip around the sun. As a new year starts on my life I want to embrace a new attitude, a new determinati...  Read more

ANNROW0354

Creating a new me
10/3/2013 10:42:31 AM,  3 COMMENTS

We hear so much these days about celebrities who are constantly re-inventing or re-creating themselves (think Madonna, Miley etc). While their...  Read more

ANNROW0354

Self-Discovery
10/1/2013 11:08:17 AM,  75 COMMENTS

I've been reflecting back on the past month and a half and why I have not been as successful as I was the previous month and a half and I've come up w...  Read more

ANNROW0354

Beyond Frustrated
9/29/2013 10:26:08 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I am trying, I really am. But I don't work out enough. I do notice, on the days that I DO work out, I eat better, I remember to drink my water, etc....  Read more

AMYC2013

Heart healthy breakfast
9/27/2013 9:54:44 AM,  3 COMMENTS

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EVA-VS

Finishing my September Goal and making a plan for October
9/25/2013 1:22:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am trying to use the "slow and steady wins the race" motto. But my slow and steady seems to be getting me exactly nowhere. I started with a treadm...  Read more

AMYC2013

I AM WORTH IT!
9/24/2013 10:38:47 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I WILL SET GOALS! I WILL REACH FOR THOSE GOALS! IT IS NEVER TOO LATE! I WILL NOT LET FEAR OR NEGATIVE THINKING GET IN MY WAY! ...  Read more

ANNROW0354

Oh well
9/23/2013 10:54:50 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday I gave in to that big piece of delicious cake. So today my scale showed the same numbers as yesterday morning. At least it's not more than t...  Read more

EVA-VS

At peace with today
9/21/2013 10:30:36 AM,  2 COMMENTS

For some reason, this message spoke to me today. Peace is what this journey is about for me in many ways....peace with myself, both inside and...  Read more

ANNROW0354

Looks like I find my way.
9/20/2013 11:24:40 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I am back! And it looks like I eventually find my way. Past several months I kept gaining and gaining weight. Tried to diet. Would lose 5 pounds and g...  Read more

EVA-VS

10 Ways SP has changed me
9/20/2013 8:40:56 AM,  5 COMMENTS

"Shifting your focus from the scale to the quality and consequences of your own attitudes, perspectives and efforts is the first step in moving from a...  Read more

ANNROW0354

Work out question/opinion
9/19/2013 4:53:53 PM,  1 COMMENTS

For now, my work out is walking on a treadmill. Is it better to go on an incline at a slower pace or on no incline at a faster pace? I have been doi...  Read more

AMYC2013

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