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  • New Ideas

    7/26/2016 5:37:38 PM, by PALEWORK

    I'm trying some new things. I'm going to make and freeze smoothies ahead of time for breakfast. I use two recipes that I found on SparkReci... Read more

  • Quick Update

    7/26/2016 1:25:34 PM, by LEATON1900

    With all the ups and downs in life, I'm still basically on track. I am down 28 pounds in about 29 weeks. My exercise, while not as consistent a... Read more

  • Now a Donnici

    7/19/2016 2:29:11 PM, by CLLOWE

    Got married this last Saturday. So exciting and it wa... Read more

  • New

    7/10/2016 1:29:10 PM, by KATLYNHARRISON

    I'm younger, and I'm trying this for the for the first time, i really hope it works. So wish me luck!!... Read more

  • Life's mysteries...why do I keep doing this?

    7/6/2016 6:49:10 AM, by SLIM4ME42

    Once again I'm researching the best apps, workouts, diets to keep me motivated. Once I was saying if only I could lose 30 pounds. Now I have 10... Read more

  • 6 months! 4 miles!

    7/1/2016 5:44:24 PM, by LEATON1900

    6 months ago, I finally decided I had enough. Well, I'm going to rephrase that. 6 months I finally found the courage to change myself. I had k... Read more

  • Am I a Runner?

    6/28/2016 1:51:41 PM, by LEATON1900

    I had a discussion with mu husband last night. The main question, am I a Runner. Which makes me wonder, what is a runner? I would think a ... Read more

  • Starting with a new perspective

    6/28/2016 8:03:26 AM, by LIBBYGEO

    I am starting (again). After a long break I am going to try and use Sparkpeople for accountability. I am going to focus on my health as much if n... Read more

  • Ups and Downs

    6/23/2016 10:25:06 AM, by LEATON1900

    It seems as though I am having up days and down days, and maybe more down days than up days. My energy levels are up and down as well. Yesterda... Read more

  • Day 5 of VLCD

    6/22/2016 7:58:15 PM, by SLAMBERTO

    So I know there is some bad stuff associated with the HCG craze, but my regular medical doctor recommended it to me. I have a prescription so I k... Read more

  • Disappointing Day Off

    6/22/2016 1:27:01 PM, by LEATON1900

    I took a vacation day yesterday. I was hoping for a nice run in the morning followed by time spent sorting through the kids' toys/clothes/rooms ... Read more

  • I am NOT skinny, I am healthier

    6/20/2016 2:04:35 PM, by LEATON1900

    There comes a point in every successful weight loss journey when you have loss enough weight that it really shows. I have reached that point, ac... Read more

  • Self Image

    6/16/2016 2:48:47 PM, by LEATON1900

    I'm struggling with my self image today. With all the positive changes I have made, I still look in the mirror and what I think I should look li... Read more

  • Still Learning

    6/15/2016 1:35:17 PM, by LEATON1900

    It's amazing how out of touch I have been with my body. My goals this year have really lead me to a place where I am starting to center on what ... Read more

  • The Radishes Won

    6/13/2016 2:42:58 PM, by LEATON1900

    The radishes won. That sums up the garden this year. My youngest son helped my husband plant the garden, and because his favorite vegetable is ... Read more

  • Well, that was an ok run

    6/10/2016 11:27:45 AM, by LEATON1900

    Run day, workout number 4 for the week. And I give it a "meh". Not bad, not great, just ok. The good, I got up at 5 am and was out the door in... Read more

  • 24 Hours Later

    6/8/2016 10:01:23 AM, by LEATON1900

    24 hours after the "bad run" and some, or a lot, of thinking I decided that the run wasn't as bad as it seemed. I did run 2 miles, which is some... Read more

  • And so it continues...

    6/7/2016 4:42:09 PM, by PALEWORK

    Yesterday wasn't a great day. Somehow, I managed to not feel totally and completely miserable at the end of it though, despite everything po... Read more

  • Well, that was a bad run

    6/7/2016 9:15:03 AM, by LEATON1900

    First day of the training plan, first workout, and it was a big flop. Ugh. I admit, I didn't run as much as I was planning too on vacation, alt... Read more

  • I have a real problem.

    6/6/2016 5:00:32 PM, by PALEWORK

    I don't understand smokers. I don't understand the addiction or the appeal of a cigarette. I've smoke a few dozen times in my life to be honest... Read more

  • Vacation is OVER!

    6/6/2016 1:46:39 PM, by LEATON1900

    Today marks the first day back to work after our family vacation. I'm happy that I put into process the changes this year, as it made my vacatio... Read more

  • Feeling good

    5/23/2016 11:00:13 AM, by CLLOWE

    So I'm extremely stressed right now. Our wedding is l... Read more

  • Pause

    5/23/2016 10:10:21 AM, by LEATON1900

    I've been weighing myself a few times a week, checking on progress, but I have not noticed any really progress the last few weeks. I'm anywhere ... Read more

  • Decision Time

    5/20/2016 11:04:31 AM, by LEATON1900

    I'm taking the plunge, so to speak. I have decided that I'm going to pony up my money and sign up for the triathlon in September. It's a little... Read more

  • Race Report - 5K

    5/18/2016 1:28:06 PM, by LEATON1900

    Running with the Cows race started out a little colder than I expected for an almost mid-May race. Expected temperatures were going to be in the... Read more

  • The Slow Road is Not Always the Easy Road

    5/10/2016 9:13:19 AM, by LEATON1900

    My sister posted on facebook a couple of days ago that "diets work" and that she has lost 20 pounds following nutrisystem. And, it ruffled my fe... Read more

  • Crazy Days

    5/9/2016 2:48:06 PM, by CLLOWE

    Getting ready for our wedding with a million other thi... Read more

  • New Journey

    5/6/2016 2:50:49 PM, by CLLOWE

    Although I have to put my weight-loss journey on hold... Read more

  • 18 pounds, 18 weeks, is my self worth tied to the scale

    5/4/2016 11:38:03 AM, by LEATON1900

    I feel like celebrating a small milestone. I am 18 pounds down, basically meeting my first 10% goal (18.6 would be exactly 10%). It makes me fe... Read more

  • T - 12 Days

    5/2/2016 2:20:09 PM, by LEATON1900

    I can' believe I'm 12 days away from my 5k, and more importantly, I feel like I'm ready. Although my eating hasn't been stellar, and I missed a ... Read more

  • Back on track

    4/26/2016 9:26:21 AM, by CLLOWE

    Not that I fell to far off but I really need to work ... Read more

  • It does not matter

    4/23/2016 11:34:19 AM, by KCTIGERTOM

    Release yourself from the negative energy that is dr... Read more

  • Day 10

    4/20/2016 10:49:09 PM, by STEELBRIDGEGIRL

    Not much to report today. I'm down 3.4 lbs of 15 and feeling better already. Now is the time to keep from slipping back into old habits and keep ... Read more

  • Good News! - Day 9

    4/19/2016 11:11:55 PM, by STEELBRIDGEGIRL

    I found out at work that I've been assigned to a new big project! I start on Monday and will finally be done with boring busy work. I'm also 3.4 ... Read more

  • Progress - Day 8

    4/18/2016 10:50:39 PM, by STEELBRIDGEGIRL

    I made it through the weekend! Usually I sit around all day playing video games and eating junk. This weekend I worked out for 1-2 hours each day... Read more

  • Lazy Sunday - Day 7

    4/17/2016 4:32:22 PM, by STEELBRIDGEGIRL

    So far today I've slept in, swam for an hour and a half, and watched Netflix. Watching my food to make up for it, but it's been a nice relaxing d... Read more

  • Busy Day - Day 6

    4/16/2016 10:52:59 PM, by STEELBRIDGEGIRL

    Spent the day cleaning our apartment before we have to turn the keys back in soon. I have racked up 8 miles from that and running at the gym and ... Read more

  • KCCC - Day 5

    4/15/2016 6:00:38 PM, by STEELBRIDGEGIRL

    The Kansas City Corporate Challenge kicks off today! ... Read more

  • Busy Day - Day 4

    4/14/2016 11:26:16 PM, by STEELBRIDGEGIRL

    Was given an assignment at work today that is due by COB tomorrow. My manager was under the impression it would only take 2 hours. I'm 5 hours in... Read more

  • Doggers - Day 3

    4/13/2016 9:55:50 PM, by STEELBRIDGEGIRL

    Today was my first day volunteering for the local dog... Read more

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