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  • Trying again

    6/4/2015 1:12:44 PM, by SIRENNEA

    I'm actively trying to change my life. I joined 24Hr Fitness, but due to car troubles have missed 3 days in a row now. Tomorrow I'm back at it ev... Read more

  • back on track after a weekend of desserts and splurging

    6/4/2015 9:20:24 AM, by CCJELLO

    Last weekend was a festival of food and activity. Thursday night we stopped at Thai Orchid before seeing Six Degrees of Separation at the Barn P... Read more

  • June 1st, 1st evaluation

    6/1/2015 2:29:09 PM, by CMILLER61

    I am on day 9 of the restart of my journey towards a smaller/healthier me. I don't have a scale to weigh myself, but that is okay for now. I te... Read more

  • Summer 2015 Reset

    5/23/2015 11:36:06 AM, by CMILLER61

    So I had major back surgery back in December to avoid becoming paralyzed from the waist down. It has been a huge uphill. I used to be very acti... Read more

  • another trip to Costco

    5/13/2015 9:04:09 AM, by CCJELLO

    to buy plastic storage bins. I've been cleaning the basement, going through boxes and boxes of stuff I haven't looked at since I moved into this... Read more

  • boxes in the basement

    5/5/2015 3:57:38 PM, by CCJELLO

    Four plus months into this process and I'm down forty pounds. The weight loss has really started to slow down, though, and I'm finding it more d... Read more

  • Little less talk, and a lot more action

    4/23/2015 9:50:03 AM, by LEATON1900

    These lyrics popped into my head this morning. While I know that the song is not about diet and exercise, it really is applicable to what I’ve... Read more

  • Made my weekly goal

    4/8/2015 10:24:08 AM, by LEATON1900

    It was nice today to look back on the past week and see that I accomplished all my scheduled workouts. I did move one workout back a day, but ot... Read more

  • The first 20 minutes.

    4/4/2015 10:31:25 AM, by CCJELLO

    .8 pounds away from my end-of-March goal. I realize the end of March has come and gone, but still, I'm thrilled to be making progress. Went out... Read more

  • 4 workouts, 3 days

    4/2/2015 10:30:44 AM, by LEATON1900

    I’m very happy to say that I followed my workout schedule to the letter the last 3 days. I didn’t think that was going to be the case yester... Read more

  • .......Over the Edge....... YIKES

    4/2/2015 9:41:56 AM, by KCDEEE

    ..Yes I gained weight. Well you know it HAS been Winter. (lol)....OMG what 6 months can do to you when you were already on the edge.....Blood wo... Read more

  • Two-a-days

    3/31/2015 2:48:31 PM, by LEATON1900

    Last week I committed to my new training schedule to complete a sprint triathlon in a few months. Who knew that the crazy workouts would start s... Read more


    3/28/2015 6:55:11 PM, by KCDEEE

    Thanks to my friend Roni122 on SP I am adding my OWN Tool Belt.. In order to be Healthy we need tools to help us, thus the Tool Belt. ... Read more

  • 13 Weeks

    3/24/2015 2:47:16 PM, by LEATON1900

    6/20/15 – My First Individual Sprint Triathlon So far I have 3 official workouts from my training plan under my belt. On Saturday, I did ... Read more

  • Finally. The scale is starting to budge.

    3/22/2015 7:48:42 PM, by CCJELLO

    I have been oh so diligent these past few days -- very carefully monitoring every morsel that goes into my mouth and spending a little extra time... Read more


    3/17/2015 3:29:32 PM, by CCJELLO

    I am a 53-year-old woman. Why do I get so excited when I get to spin the Spark Points Bonus Wheel?... Read more

  • Feeling invincible.

    3/17/2015 3:21:27 PM, by CCJELLO

    After being in a rut for several weeks, I'm feeling GREAT today. Spent 45 minutes on the elliptical at the gym and did a little resistance train... Read more

  • 100 Days of Weight Loss Day 1

    3/4/2015 2:17:33 PM, by LEATON1900

    I'm reading 100 Days of Weight Loss. I am trying a new thing by journalling as suggested. My new endings: I use to give up to soon ... Read more

  • Budge, will you.

    3/3/2015 4:35:34 PM, by CCJELLO

    I've been stuck at the same weight for a week now. I was on a bit of a roll that I hoped would continue through March, to get me to a major mile... Read more

  • Flatlining.

    3/3/2015 12:06:14 AM, by CCJELLO

    I've been hungry all day. For the past several days. I want to snack all the time. Today I had a Promax bar and a Quest bar. And some Kay's N... Read more

  • New Month... Thankfully.

    3/1/2015 11:53:05 AM, by PALEWORK

    Wow. What a month February was. I finished the day month hating it. I didn't do too well with food, but I ended up with the flu a little o... Read more

  • Awful Week

    2/13/2015 12:23:46 PM, by PALEWORK

    This week has been craptastic. Aside from my depressing day Tuesday, yesterday I took my cat to the vet. I had taken my dog the day before,... Read more

  • Awkward Social Situations

    2/11/2015 1:35:49 PM, by PALEWORK

    At the risk of having someone read this and tell me to suck it up, I'm going to tell you what happened to me last night. If you don't understand... Read more

  • Healthy Recipe Success

    2/10/2015 8:34:10 AM, by PALEWORK

    Okay, short blog, but I wanted to share this absolutely fantastic recipe. It's like loaded mashed potatoes, but with cauliflower. The cauli... Read more

  • Trying to get back in the game

    2/8/2015 12:40:13 AM, by DOROTHYTOTOOZ

    I'll admit, the past 2 1/2 years my health has been on the back burner. I went back to school for my nursing degree while working at least part t... Read more

  • Belting It

    2/7/2015 10:22:33 AM, by CCJELLO

    Many of my belts are too large, so I went upstairs to my skinny/out of season closet to check out my belt stash. Amazingly, all but one fit. I ... Read more

  • Groceries & January Before and After

    2/6/2015 12:26:35 PM, by PALEWORK

    Yesterday, I tried to write a blog entry, but I went through a lot anxiety over it. I was trying to figure out my meals for the month and ... Read more

  • 2/5/15

    2/5/2015 10:20:27 PM, by CCJELLO

    21 minutes on the elliptical while listening to Ryan Bingham. Then a quick romp through the weight machines. So wonderful to be able to zip ove... Read more

  • Nic +Zoe dress. Woo-hoo.

    2/4/2015 8:34:49 PM, by CCJELLO

    Bought a dress in the not-big-girl department!! It's an XL, but the X is in the right place!... Read more

  • Blah

    2/2/2015 10:00:08 AM, by PALEWORK

    How icky do I feel today? Yesterday I had pizza, cake, a beer, a glass of wine, and it was too much. I wasn't stuffed, but I feel somewhat ... Read more

  • You have to learn what works for you

    1/29/2015 3:09:00 PM, by PALEWORK

    If there's anything I've learned about this journey it's to know your body and know your limits. Usually, you find everything out the hard w... Read more

  • Evening out my calories

    1/27/2015 1:41:51 PM, by PALEWORK

    The hunger monster almost got me this morning. I had a smoothie at 7am instead of 9:30am-ish. By 11am, my tummy was growling. I stuck it o... Read more

  • I Did It Again

    1/26/2015 10:35:44 AM, by LEATON1900

    Im not sure anyone else reads my blogs, but I do. After posting my last blog about goal setting and then deciding to do the 30 day shred, I dig... Read more

  • 88%!

    1/23/2015 4:46:25 PM, by PALEWORK

    I have found that making and freezing meals ahead of time is a life saver for me. For three weeks, I've had almost no trouble avoiding eating ou... Read more

  • SMART Goals

    1/23/2015 4:45:40 PM, by LEATON1900

    I finally did what Spark says you should do, I spent some time on goal planning. I truly recommend going through Sparks form on SMART goals. I... Read more

  • Day 21 - It's a habit now, right?

    1/21/2015 8:40:32 PM, by EROOMOM

    They say that it takes 21 days to establish a habit. Sometimes I feel like it must take 1 day to break it, but all in all I do feel that I am on ... Read more

  • So much yard work!

    1/20/2015 11:49:56 AM, by PALEWORK

    So, I've done roughly 6-7 hours of yard work in the last three days. I'm exhausted, but pleased. Saturday I went outside to clean my car. ... Read more

  • Day 19 - Thank your body

    1/19/2015 8:17:11 PM, by EROOMOM

    I weighed last Thursday and was down another 2 pounds which brings my January total to 4 lbs off. I am grateful, but I wasn't happy. I thought a... Read more

  • Fighting Cravings

    1/17/2015 11:41:57 AM, by PALEWORK

    Yesterday I really struggled with my eating choices. A little voice in the back of my mind said, "You've been good all week. Go get Chipotle fo... Read more

  • A Baby?

    1/15/2015 12:17:49 PM, by PALEWORK

    Sometimes I want to update my blog just for sense of community and strength. I feel empowered this morning. I made it through yesterday wit... Read more

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