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  • I'm back!

    10/28/2015 12:14:50 AM, by MIRACLELOVE77

    I joined Sparkpeople about 5 years ago. Thanks to SP and the awesome community, I managed to lose 35 pounds in about 8 months. Unfortunately, a... Read more

  • Taking care of me

    10/25/2015 8:45:26 AM, by FITFORTHEBEACH

    The last week has been difficult in so many ways. When events out of my control happen to the severity they did this past week even the best laid... Read more

  • Another day...

    10/6/2015 8:31:27 AM, by FITFORTHEBEACH

    It's gloomy. It has been for a few days. This time of year is the hardest time for me to get motivated. I'm going to choose to get up, accomplish... Read more

  • Success in the small things...

    10/4/2015 1:16:35 PM, by FITFORTHEBEACH

    Today was a slow start with lots of things on the to do list. It's grey and starting to get cold out. Overall not very motivating but I've manage... Read more

  • Trying my first challenge

    10/1/2015 1:29:00 AM, by ST91347

    I am 5 days into the 21 day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge, and it's going really well. I am not having candy craving, or longing for a piece of... Read more

  • Declaration of a healthier lifestyle

    9/24/2015 7:09:19 AM, by WODII55

    I've been losing and regaining the same 15 lbs over and over again since January 2013, and I am tired of it. I want to live a healthier lifestyl... Read more

  • vacation break

    9/17/2015 2:34:36 AM, by ST91347

    I went to Austin ,Tx to visit my youngest son and his family. They have a daughter, who will be 2 years old, later this month. I had not seen he... Read more

  • My beloved Pet - Jasmine

    8/7/2015 9:29:27 PM, by SEASIDEDEBBIE

    There are few words that can express the loss of a beloved pet a part of the family. We had our cat Jasmine for 17 1/2 years. She took a turn f... Read more

  • Personal Challenge. .. What are yours?

    7/30/2015 3:00:54 PM, by ONCEUPONADREAM

    Week 4 Day 1 My mind is a liar. In spite of successfully completing c25k before (pounds heavier, mind you!), for whatever reason, do... Read more

  • The Dreaded Before picture. Again.

    7/25/2015 4:44:13 PM, by ONCEUPONADREAM

    The part of my mind that wants to be rational is trying to reason since I posted a before picture once, like four years ago, I shouldn't have ... Read more

  • WI Day Results (Week two)

    7/24/2015 6:57:11 PM, by ONCEUPONADREAM

    Weight in Results! Last week: 198.2 This week... Read more

  • When your mind is a dirty rotten liar

    7/21/2015 4:48:11 PM, by ONCEUPONADREAM

    When I started started the C25k however many years ago, I became aware that sometimes, my mind is a dirty rotten liar. It would tell me as ... Read more

  • Computers...........

    7/17/2015 11:02:57 PM, by SEASIDEDEBBIE

    Computers - you can'nt live without them. What to do with a computer that takes forever to open a link if at all. I spent 2 hours trying everyt... Read more

  • WI Day (First week results!)

    7/17/2015 12:54:26 PM, by ONCEUPONADREAM

    Survey says.... *drum roll* SW: 1997. Today's WI:... Read more

  • Weight In Day is tomorrow..

    7/16/2015 12:25:38 PM, by ONCEUPONADREAM

    Tomorrow makes 1 week since I've been back on spark and logging my food. It also officially marks the day of my weigh in. I've been keepin... Read more

  • Transparency

    7/10/2015 8:36:44 PM, by ONCEUPONADREAM

    Update o' Rama: Well! I am back in the US again! We've been back since April and while I was pretty good when we first moved back, I have manag... Read more

  • June 30

    6/30/2015 11:13:38 PM, by STYLELADY1

    My last blog post was March 27. Now it is June 30. How did that happen? Well, I am back here, that's what's important. - Tracked food in MFP ... Read more

  • Need to get over this

    6/28/2015 10:27:44 PM, by SEASIDEDEBBIE

    I have not had a voice for over 3 weeks. I saw the Dr 2 weeks ago and was loaded down with meds which also included prednisone. I do not usuall... Read more

  • Ditching the Gym... FOR GOOD!

    5/4/2015 3:54:33 PM, by VALLOUGH

    Yo Sparks! While I need to do a catch-up blog about the life of Val since last I was on here, now is not the time. I am excited and a wee bit ... Read more

  • Post-Drive

    4/27/2015 2:38:49 PM, by WOOFERCOALBOY

    I've been goofing off - Pledge drive April 8-24, eating WHATEVER. Really bed, but haven't gained. think of what you might have lost! Or, rather, ... Read more

  • This time I'm here to stay

    4/25/2015 3:25:16 PM, by SEASIDEDEBBIE

    I have been here on and off for years. This time I have been on for over 2 months and I am starting to see progress. This is the best and the p... Read more

  • March 27

    3/27/2015 6:17:27 PM, by STYLELADY1

    How did it get to be March 27? I've been exercising, but slacking off on blog posts. Today I got on the treadmill even when I din't want to, and ... Read more

  • Tiring

    3/23/2015 5:47:37 PM, by WOOFERCOALBOY

    Really tire easily - didn't walk at all past 2 days. Walked today to PO, around in WT, to Ghiradelli's, to library. Heart not pounding, but panti... Read more

  • March 18

    3/18/2015 4:03:33 PM, by STYLELADY1

    Yoga and Tapping today. If you don't know about tapping/EFT, I really recommend it. Just google EFT. We all have emotional baggage, and tapping... Read more

  • March 16

    3/16/2015 2:13:49 PM, by STYLELADY1

    Yoga today!!... Read more

  • March 11 - Tapping & running again

    3/11/2015 6:13:12 PM, by STYLELADY1

    Tapping and running again!! Very happy, need both of those things.... Read more

  • March 10

    3/10/2015 6:52:27 PM, by STYLELADY1

    Lunch with a friend today - sensible lunch, got lots of things done and tapping. Yay me, trying to get into the tapping habit. To be continued. ... Read more

  • Tapping & running

    3/9/2015 3:51:00 PM, by STYLELADY1

    Did my EFT tapping today and went for a run outside. Score!!! Very happy about both.... Read more

  • Tapping today!

    3/7/2015 5:39:09 PM, by STYLELADY1

    Finally tapped today after a long time off. I really want to get back to tapping every day and make it a habit. I put it in my google calendar, s... Read more

  • March 4

    3/4/2015 7:00:24 PM, by STYLELADY1

    3 miles on treadmill!!! And I picked up the speed at the end. Felt very good about that. Plus, made a crock pot meal and baked breakfast cookies.... Read more

  • March 2

    3/2/2015 4:47:30 PM, by STYLELADY1

    Starting out the month right - ran 3 miles on the treadmill!!! Felt very good about that :)... Read more

  • Feb 26

    2/26/2015 4:56:11 PM, by STYLELADY1

    All set to go to Sculpt class tonight!... Read more

  • Feb 25

    2/25/2015 9:08:07 PM, by STYLELADY1

    So tired - all from Power Yoga! Phew - they call it 'power" for a reason! Ate more greens today - getting much better at that. I am trying to c... Read more

  • Feb 24

    2/24/2015 6:26:30 PM, by STYLELADY1

    Did strength exercises today. Quit the treadmill after .80 miles. The treadmill has been really tough this winter. Even though it's --- cold outs... Read more

  • Feb 23

    2/23/2015 8:17:04 PM, by STYLELADY1

    Not a bad day. No exercise, but plenty of walking. Made a homemade meal - Skillet Lasagna, from Spark Recipes. For someone who doesn't like to c... Read more

  • Feb 22

    2/22/2015 8:41:33 PM, by STYLELADY1

    Not a bad day! Put spinach in my chocolate shake again today. Sounds icky, but amazingly, the taste is not affected. I had a half a bag of spinac... Read more

  • Feb 19

    2/19/2015 4:34:11 PM, by STYLELADY1

    Exercising just did not happen today. Oh well - there are worse things and I won't worry about it. Good news - eating has been very good so far, ... Read more

  • Feb 18

    2/18/2015 9:32:45 PM, by STYLELADY1

    Only 1.5 miles running omn the treadmill - hate that machine, but it's so cold out. Videos were much better than running. Did arms, legs, abs. Pr... Read more

  • Motivated!!!

    2/17/2015 9:38:26 PM, by MIRACLBAB36

    Saturday was a great day. First I went to a yoga class which was fun but... Read more

  • Feb 16

    2/16/2015 4:43:21 PM, by STYLELADY1

    Run 4 miles, pilates glute video, pilates arms video, chiro exercises, stretch... Read more

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