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  • Take a break

    5/13/2017 9:13:10 AM, by ALEAMO

    Rest when I get tired. When I push on, I start to slip up.... Read more

  • And Again

    5/8/2017 12:16:33 PM, by PALEWORK

    I feel so free when I get into the mode of eating healthy and losing weight. Even though I have a ways to go whenever I [re]start my journey, it... Read more

  • Starting over.

    4/4/2017 5:20:02 PM, by MILKMANCOLBY

    I used spark people about 6 or 7 years ago to go from 265lbs down to 195lbs. The accountability of logging my food, water and exercise. Becaus... Read more

  • Starting again: Weight loss goals and how I'm starting

    3/16/2017 1:26:03 PM, by GOINHEALTHY1

    That's it. I'm 8mo. postpartum and I feel ready to start to take control of where I left off pre-pregnancy and where I find myself post pregnancy... Read more

  • Support

    2/28/2017 1:36:11 AM, by ALEAMO

    My wife is my #1 supporter. She never gives up, nor does she complain when I slip up, just quietly gives me little supportive nudges.... Read more

  • Unmotivated

    2/23/2017 2:22:09 PM, by CLDONNICI

    So my baby is 7 weeks old this week and I've got 10 lbs to go to be back at prepreganancy weight. The highest problem is I just went back to work... Read more

  • Tired

    2/8/2017 10:03:50 PM, by ALEAMO

    Poor sleep night. ... Read more

  • Mysterious Weight Loss?

    1/24/2017 10:57:08 AM, by PALEWORK

    My life has been insane since roughly 2am Sunday. I'm on a software team at a company whose primary function isn't software. Still, we have... Read more

  • The Power of Guilt

    1/19/2017 10:40:59 AM, by PALEWORK

    I ate too much last night. Way too much. I wasn't binging, but I went to dinner with a friend, and it just happened. Well it didn't JU... Read more

  • Just... Wow

    1/17/2017 1:52:23 PM, by PALEWORK

    The title of this blog is how I feel about having my last post as a featured blog! It's not like I have a huge base of friends on here, although... Read more

  • What I Want

    1/15/2017 12:26:07 PM, by PALEWORK

    I want a life where I wake up every day proud to be myself. I want to eat well every day. I want to be strong. I want to feel like... Read more

  • Weekend in Review

    1/9/2017 11:25:45 AM, by PALEWORK

    I live for the weekends these days, but so far, this is a nice, quiet Monday. I'm trying to mentally prepare for the week so the whole thing is ... Read more

  • Happy Friday!

    1/6/2017 2:58:11 PM, by PALEWORK

    It's been a bit of challenge at work this week. Today I'm just ready to go home and start my weekend. My boss's boss, who used to be my... Read more

  • The Trouble with Change

    1/3/2017 2:08:20 PM, by PALEWORK

    Work is full of changes this year already. And I'm bothered my lack of flexibility in receiving some of the news. Two people I really like ... Read more

  • To me health means

    1/3/2017 9:46:01 AM, by ALEAMO

    Eating balanced, moderately sized meal, keeping active & moving daily, and taking time out to rest, reflect and regenerate.... Read more

  • To me health means

    1/3/2017 9:45:58 AM, by ALEAMO

    Eating balanced, moderately sized meal, keeping active & moving daily, and taking time out to rest, reflect and regenerate.... Read more

  • I Love a New Year

    12/31/2016 1:32:04 PM, by PALEWORK

    Who doesn't love a fresh start? Maybe someone who is already perfect? Which is not me, haha! It's been a dramatic year and I'm glad to see... Read more

  • Downsize

    12/23/2016 1:48:43 PM, by ALEAMO

    Just read article about how to make better goals. Plan to modify weight goal to downsizing slacks size, one size at time. After 1st one, then go ... Read more

  • Trying to Move Forward

    12/21/2016 9:49:34 AM, by PALEWORK

    I always find the beginning of a new year to be sort of magical. Things that didn't feel possible before, feel possible then. Totally irrationa... Read more

  • Think before I eat

    11/29/2016 11:05:15 AM, by ALEAMO

    Step back & think it through before putting anything on my plate. What's the best thing I can do under current situation. How will I feel about i... Read more

  • A New Weigh-In

    11/28/2016 9:48:53 AM, by PALEWORK

    Luckily since I abandoned tracking calories in late October due to my now former pregnancy, I only gained 3.6 pounds according to the scale this ... Read more

  • Another Miscarriage

    11/17/2016 11:06:15 AM, by PALEWORK

    The title is straight to the point. On Monday, at 7 weeks, I learned I was having a second miscarriage. Yesterday, I had a D&C. For th... Read more

  • A Huge Surprise!

    10/27/2016 9:55:32 AM, by PALEWORK

    I'm have to quit trying to lose weight. I'm pregnant. No one is more shocked than me to write those words. A little history on me ... Read more

  • Day 80 - Productive Weekend

    10/24/2016 12:01:45 PM, by PALEWORK

    This weekend we emptied our last bit of demo debris out of basement and took it to the landfill. We spent almost a year demoing our basement. I... Read more

  • Day 79 - Groceries & Cooking in Your Kitchen

    10/23/2016 12:29:25 PM, by PALEWORK

    I decided to Google how much I should be spending on groceries because it's a question I've always wondered, but never put into words or a search... Read more

  • Day 78 - October is Almost Over

    10/22/2016 9:22:36 AM, by PALEWORK

    October just hasn't been the best month for me. It's almost over and that's fine with me. I'm down 0.5 pounds over the last two weeks. So,... Read more

  • Day 77 - Focus focus focus

    10/21/2016 9:35:35 AM, by PALEWORK

    First of all, I lost my Spark Streak Login... I don't remember where it was, but it was the best I had done and I'm pretty bummed I forgot to log... Read more

  • Day 73 - Recovering

    10/17/2016 10:11:26 AM, by PALEWORK

    I have NO idea what I weigh right now. I mean, not really. I know what the scale says, but when you are physically sick for 24+ hours and b... Read more

  • Day 71 - What I Wouldn't Give...

    10/15/2016 12:19:25 PM, by PALEWORK

    ...to feel normal right now. Just over 24 hours ago, I was hit with nausea. I immediately went home, took some Pepto Bismol and slept for a... Read more

  • Day 69 - I Joined A Gym

    10/13/2016 9:25:15 AM, by PALEWORK

    First of all, I don't always respond to every comment left on my blog, but they are immensely appreciated. It's so nice to have an outside persp... Read more

  • Day 66 - Mini-Reset Week

    10/10/2016 10:07:30 AM, by PALEWORK

    I knew October would be a tough month. I've been mentally preparing for it and also fearing it. It was supposed to be a crazy, crazy month.... Read more

  • Butternut Squash Soup

    10/9/2016 8:12:39 PM, by LAURALYNNESMITH

    Its delicious and light on calories. This is a recipe i will be using lots. Pairs really well with an Octoberfest beer or an apple cider. Just a ... Read more

  • Day 61 - The Silent Struggle

    10/5/2016 9:58:26 PM, by PALEWORK

    The last two weeks have been... meh. I haven't gotten my steps in every day. I laid around this weekend, aside from cleaning the house. I ate ... Read more

  • Day 58 - Holding Steady

    10/2/2016 8:22:02 PM, by PALEWORK

    My weight is... the same. I've lost a solid 10 pounds, but it's just sort of stopped there. I did not overeat a single day this week. ... Read more

  • That 5 minute morning workout

    10/2/2016 7:30:09 PM, by LAURALYNNESMITH

    Tried the 5 minute morning workout this morning and was pleasantly surprised. I havent been as tired today. My appetite has been more manageable.... Read more

  • Day 55 - Reward

    9/29/2016 3:30:22 PM, by PALEWORK

    My new, gorgeous, heavenly scented Michael Kors' Midnight Shimmer perfume. My reward for hitting 180. Read more

  • Day 55

    9/29/2016 9:33:13 AM, by PALEWORK

    Do you ever just feel restless? I've had a pretty good food week. Tuesday was a bit of disaster with dinner though. I made cod, for ... Read more

  • Target protein percentage

    9/25/2016 7:15:15 PM, by LAURALYNNESMITH

    I havent quite made it to my target protein percentage but today is the closest ive ever gotten. I was 3% away from my goal. Im considering today... Read more

  • Day 51 - I was right!!

    9/25/2016 12:26:50 PM, by PALEWORK

    Following my gut, I weighed in again this morning. 179.7!! I KNEW yesterday wasn't quite right! 1st mini goal... check! I immedia... Read more

  • Day 50 - Yum!

    9/24/2016 8:34:34 PM, by PALEWORK

    Today is weigh-in day. I weighed in at 180.4. Ugh! I was angry at first. Less than a pound in the last week. 180.0 is my first r... Read more

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