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  • Have't posted in a while

    10/3/2013 5:54:09 PM, by MSASHUA

    Well I'm down to 132. Have lost 9 Pounds ... Thrilled with my success! Spark people really works.... Almost ready to go into maintai... Read more

  • Staying the course after a detour

    10/2/2013 12:49:21 PM, by HMBALISON

    As I plod along in my quest to be healthier, I've learned that it takes: 1) Continued focus. If you don't pay attention, it is easy to get ... Read more

  • It's been awhile since a blog post

    9/20/2013 7:35:39 PM, by MSASHUA

    Boy, I haven't posted in awhile...Been busy as all get up for the last 2 weeks...Working 9-9 1/2 hour days, church activities and trying to get m... Read more

  • Feeling stronger

    9/15/2013 9:03:00 PM, by TONBEN

    SO I had my little breakdown last week, and somehow reading and posting it on here truly helped me deal, so I thank you all for listening, not ju... Read more

  • Accountability

    9/13/2013 10:14:55 AM, by TONBEN

    So on September 7th I finally had my 20 pound party, I'd actually only hit 19 from the beginning of June, but technically from when i first start... Read more


    9/12/2013 12:03:37 AM, by CHUBRUB3

    WOW!! Had my first Boxing class tonight and i... Read more

  • And Speaking of "Thigh Gap"

    9/11/2013 1:15:04 PM, by QUIDDITCHGRRL

    So, I guess there is no way to win in the body-media-image game. Miley Cyrus = thigh gap thinspo for the ages. (Seriously, do NOT Google "th... Read more

  • And Speaking of "Thigh Gap"

    9/11/2013 1:15:04 PM, by QUIDDITCHGRRL

    So, I guess there is no way to win in the body-media-image game. Miley Cyrus = thigh gap thinspo for the ages. (Seriously, do NOT Google "th... Read more

  • And Speaking of "Thigh Gap"

    9/11/2013 1:15:03 PM, by QUIDDITCHGRRL

    So, I guess there is no way to win in the body-media-image game. Miley Cyrus = thigh gap thinspo for the ages. (Seriously, do NOT Google "th... Read more

  • Tummy not right

    9/9/2013 9:32:16 PM, by MSASHUA

    Stayed home from work today. Had a Very upset stomach last night and was back and forth to the bathroom until very late. Didn't get much sleep an... Read more

  • My church and food

    9/8/2013 10:23:11 PM, by MSASHUA

    This entire week, my church is celebrating their 166th anniversary. My church has been doing the work of our Lord and serving and ministering to ... Read more

  • Got good exercise today! A great day for a walk!

    9/7/2013 7:48:36 PM, by MSASHUA

    I has an 11 am rehearsal at church this morning for our Youth Dept. Fashion and Talent show. I am a youth advisor/Sunday School teacher and am s... Read more

  • Alot on my mind

    9/6/2013 8:46:08 PM, by MSASHUA

    Well, cruise time is approaching....I am stressed about our money situation. This has been a hard year financially and all the money we had put a... Read more

  • Work almost got me today

    9/5/2013 7:31:57 PM, by MSASHUA

    Walked into work, checked my emails and they were mad crazy....loaded with stuff. Felt like I wasn't going to be able to wade through all of it.... Read more


    9/4/2013 1:31:20 PM, by MSASHUA

    MMmmm...Been feeling a bit discouraged about life in general over the last week or so and I haven't posted. I have alot to be thankful for so I s... Read more

  • a little vent, well because.....

    9/2/2013 5:06:16 PM, by TONBEN

    Ok so yes we are all trying to lose weight and get healthy, and I know every comment that shows progress on my part is great, but really I have t... Read more

  • adventures while working on the road

    8/28/2013 10:45:51 PM, by TONBEN

    So this week was my first full week on the road since I really put my heart back into my healthy lifestyle at the beginning of June. I've done ov... Read more

  • On the mend!!!

    8/26/2013 8:02:27 PM, by MSASHUA

    Feeling better today....Went to work, not too bad....It's just sooo cold in there. Managed to eat ok & drink my water and guess what??? I'm dow... Read more

  • Still feeling Yucky!

    8/25/2013 8:01:49 PM, by MSASHUA

    This sinus thing is still hanging on...Day 2 of antiobiotics and day 3 of headache. Skipped church this morning and did TV church...Read my Bible... Read more

  • Don't feel too good

    8/24/2013 5:51:47 PM, by MSASHUA

    I have all the symptoms of a sinus infection....The area around my eyes and nose feels achy, post nasal drip causing throat irritation and a head... Read more

  • progress at last

    8/23/2013 12:06:20 PM, by TONBEN

    SO interesting week this week, I met with my friends daughter who is currently studying natural medicine and nutrition and took some advice from ... Read more

  • Miracles DO Happen

    8/22/2013 7:39:45 PM, by CHUBRUB3

    Watching a loved one slip away only to revive (on their own) at the last moment not once, but three times is horrifying. To see that person ra... Read more

  • Fasting water till noon

    8/21/2013 10:02:19 AM, by MSASHUA

    On Wednesday mornings, I participate in a fast as part of a ministry team I participate in. So Iast water until noon. I start my day with 2 ounc... Read more

  • Today is a new day!

    8/20/2013 10:23:13 AM, by MSASHUA

    So yesterday I weighed change. I went home last night, did 1/2 of cardio, 15 minutes of weight training and stayed on my diet. I am not ... Read more

  • I'm not sure I should continue to be bothered with all of this....

    8/19/2013 8:46:30 AM, by MSASHUA

    I have lost nothing...abolutely nothing. At first I thought this Spark thing was the answer to my weight issues. I went down almost 3 pounds. Now... Read more

  • Preparing for the loss of a loved one

    8/18/2013 7:35:25 PM, by CHUBRUB3

    Unfortunately I have someone who is close to me in hospital. I pray for a miracle each and every day. However, circumstances and age are a fa... Read more

  • Glow Run

    8/18/2013 9:20:45 AM, by SAMANTHAADELLE

    I participated in a Glow Run 5k last night. I did it on 2 hours of sleep and after 3 hours of bodypainting. I did the whole thing completely alon... Read more

  • Cook out today

    8/17/2013 1:42:31 PM, by MSASHUA

    Another cook out today....Cookouts are challenging...I love hot dogs on the grill. High in fat and calories....Add potato salad amd robs and ther... Read more

  • mind over matter or vice versa?

    8/15/2013 5:43:56 PM, by TONBEN

    So its been an interesting week of self reflection, and well I am blogging/sharing it if even for my own benefit to remind myself of my thoughts ... Read more

  • My Job & Food

    8/15/2013 1:14:20 PM, by MSASHUA

    All they do is push food, food, food. AND NOTHING HEALTHY....Today we were rewarded with single serve FRIENDLY'S ice cream sundaes....As hard as ... Read more

  • I love myself today

    8/12/2013 7:29:02 PM, by TONBEN

    SO I am truly impressed with this new me today, so maybe I don't have the food thing completely under control, but the exercise thing, I am so do... Read more

  • The Scale the Scale

    8/9/2013 8:50:42 AM, by MSASHUA

    The scale is not my friend!!! So after yesterday's weight check showing NO weight loss this week, I decided to check again this morning....Now it... Read more

  • Hurdles and let downs

    8/8/2013 10:53:10 PM, by TONBEN

    SO this week has been really, really tough, it is taking everything to not just pack in the towel again. The weekend started it, I let things go ... Read more

  • Weighed in today

    8/8/2013 8:22:09 PM, by MSASHUA

    I weighed myself today....The scale says no change.....Ugghhhh. I am a scale person! But I will continue..... Gotta stay focused on eating enou... Read more

  • Personal Trainer

    8/6/2013 6:17:09 PM, by TONBEN

    So today was day 4 with my PT, and today I would have preferred to curl up in the fetal position under the covers than work out, but I got there ... Read more

  • Enjoying Life!

    8/4/2013 11:29:15 PM, by CHUBRUB3

    Thank you my dear spark friends. I am so thankful my family and loved ones are fine. I am thankful for all the blessings I encounter each and... Read more

  • So thankful My son is ok.

    8/2/2013 10:55:57 PM, by CHUBRUB3

    My son was in a car accident tonight. He is fine as is the other people and their car. His car has serious damage and wasn't drivable. Wi... Read more

  • From garden to table

    8/2/2013 8:26:28 PM, by HMBALISON

    Tonight we are hosting dear friends for dinner. I've had fun making the food. We are having caprese salad with fresh basil, baked potatoes r... Read more

  • Peace at any Price

    8/2/2013 12:56:39 AM, by HMBALISON

    Today was a decent day. I took a walk early in the day, had lunch with a friend, and took time to relax. After the difficult day yesterday, it wa... Read more

  • Making Good Choices in Difficult Circumstances

    7/31/2013 10:32:35 AM, by HMBALISON

    Yesterday was an extremely difficult day with my teen. Today I feel the effects. It's hard to rally myself to do the right thing for myself. ... Read more

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