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    1/13/2015 10:20:41 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Today was such a better day: Students were great! Got my yoga on Stayed within my caloric range Mr. Grumpy didn't make me cook dinner. ... Read more

  • Photo-A-Week: Week 2 COLD

    1/13/2015 1:06:44 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    My backyard: My car. My neighbor shoveled my driveway for me. ... Read more

  • A good weigh in this Tuesday

    1/13/2015 4:55:53 AM, by AHMAZING2

    I weighed in at 188 and I went down in other measurements by 2.5 inches. Not as good as I'd hoped but not terrible either. It's always a good day... Read more

  • Mrs. Grumpy-Butt

    1/12/2015 10:29:01 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Well as the saying goes, God don't like ugly! That's right...after my writing about Mr. Grumpy-Butt last night, guess who was Mrs. Grumpy-Butt to... Read more

  • Back at it.

    1/12/2015 7:50:53 PM, by GOODBYEXL

    I am back after a long hiatus. It has been costly in terms of pounds gained and overall health. I successfully tracked for 1 week...this is da... Read more

  • Motivation

    1/12/2015 10:41:09 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    I find it hard to stay on track. I am trying SparkCoach to see if it will help. Wish me luck !... Read more

  • Mr. Grumpy-Butt

    1/11/2015 10:29:43 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    After 27 years of wedded bliss I have found the key ingredients to cooking...a glass of wine and Michael Buble'. You see for 27 years it has been... Read more

  • it's sunday

    1/11/2015 3:04:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm getting what i need ready for work this week, today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hello,hello. a catch up day for me. i may not ... Read more

  • The 3rd A is Authenticity

    1/11/2015 2:31:40 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    So the third and last A of Awesome according to Neil Pastricha is Authenticity! In essence: "Be who you are, do what you love, let your hear... Read more

  • The ticker is once again moving to the right.

    1/11/2015 11:00:02 AM, by AHMAZING2

    Enjoying the vaca time. Got a lot done & it feels great. Back on track with the weight loss ticker once again moving slow but steady to the right... Read more


    1/11/2015 9:47:46 AM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    I'm pretty sure I now know how Frankenstein must have felt the first time he uttered those words! These were the very words that came to mind whe... Read more

  • The Second A is Awareness

    1/10/2015 11:19:28 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    The second “a” is awareness. Neil Pasricha describes awareness as “embracing your inner 3-year-old.” What he means, however, is taking the chance... Read more

  • NEW GOALS 2 AIM 4 FOR 2015

    1/10/2015 10:18:08 AM, by READYRUBBIES

    *Stop the self-hate.*Change out of love for your body and self.*Break down goals so they are small and specific.*Make a realistic time frame for ... Read more

  • Weddings

    1/10/2015 1:06:15 AM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    As of right now, there are 2 weddings in my circle of friends and family. My best friend's son is getting in married in July. This will be... Read more

  • Revamping the house for a new feel after Christmas : )

    1/9/2015 5:26:01 PM, by AHMAZING2

    Day 2 of a 4 day vaca. Loving all the house cleaning I'm getting caught up on. Loving all the complements too. "Your house smells s... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/9/2015 12:25:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out the other day that i did get the job i applied for in late november last year! i start on monday and it goes for two months. i am soo... Read more

  • The First A is Attitude

    1/9/2015 10:11:33 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    As being a part of the Awesome A's for the 5% Winter Challenge, I found out about Neil Pasricha and his 3 A's of Awesome and decided I will try t... Read more

  • The Awakening

    1/8/2015 9:18:32 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Tuesday I did a little yoga and to say I was sore on Wednesday would be an understatement. I do believe that my muscles had been in hibernation ... Read more

  • Awesome A's - countdown challenge

    1/8/2015 12:16:55 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I am so excited to be a part of the Awesome A's as part of the 5% winter challenge which is starting in a couple of days. I love this team and we... Read more

  • Week 1 Photo--A-Week Challenge: Resolution

    1/7/2015 7:24:05 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    Last year on Facebook, I would participate in a "Photo-A-Day" challenge. Sometimes I found it harder than other times. This year I am doing a "... Read more

  • Dovekeepers

    1/7/2015 2:40:42 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I just finished the first book I have read since my mom passed away, The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman and I am blown away by its beauty and espec... Read more

  • Patience

    1/7/2015 1:00:20 AM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    One of the plans from the You Version Bible app that I did this year is "One Word That Will Change Your Life," (a 4 day devotional). I did see i... Read more

  • Clarence's Big Adventure

    1/6/2015 9:47:37 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Ok...so maybe that's a stretch! Today I took Clarence with me to do yoga. I thought having a visual might encourage me to do my best. As I did my... Read more

  • To Bootcamp or not to bootcamp?

    1/6/2015 2:06:38 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    So after I thought I was doing well and getting back on track and signing back up for the bootcamp that changed my life last spring, I copped out... Read more

  • To Sparkcoach or Not to Sparkcoach?

    1/6/2015 7:38:54 AM, by DEECANDOITAGAIN

    I have enjoyed my free trial with Sparkcoach! I think it's the PERFECT tool for those new to SP. Logging in each day is a little more rewarding a... Read more

  • A Kiss from Me

    1/6/2015 12:51:51 AM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Well, Christmas Break is over and I had to go back to reality. I was armed and ready though. High protein breakfast, lunch and sna... Read more

  • Turkey, potatoes & carrots

    1/5/2015 11:54:06 PM, by AHMAZING2

    Hubby made turkey in the crockpot & boiled the potatoes & carrots on the stove just like I like it. I ha... Read more

  • Snow

    1/5/2015 9:02:22 PM, by ANNASMOM12

    Snow Snow, and school got out early here in Luverne, mn.... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/5/2015 11:29:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool and sunny day here today. my daughter was all bundled up this morning to go to school. i made sure i was,too. i am actively looking f... Read more

  • Clarence has left the building

    1/4/2015 10:27:21 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Today as I headed off to the gym, I ran by my classroom for a secret operation. You see each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Clarence th... Read more

  • a great day

    1/4/2015 8:45:12 PM, by AHMAZING2

    Had a great day and I'm Loving my new set up for meal planning. Whether I'm working morning-afternoon or afternoon-evening it feels... Read more

  • it's sunday

    1/4/2015 3:03:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to take it easy. my good friend and i had planned for me to visit with my family while he visited with one of his family. due to his... Read more

  • Ode to the Christmas Crap

    1/4/2015 1:23:33 AM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Well the holidays have come and gone and I suppose it's time to take down the Christmas Crap. My sisters and I always get a good laugh at how be... Read more

  • I suceeded

    1/3/2015 7:14:34 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    I went out today to run errands for my boyfriend. While I was out I stopped at the Giant Convenience Store to get something for my mom for lunch.... Read more

  • it's saturday

    1/3/2015 2:09:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    a snowy day here today. later, it is changing to freezing rain,then rain. my daughter and i are at the local library for a while. all of the bird... Read more

  • Maintenance Blogs Helped Me Realize that I Got Greedy!

    1/3/2015 1:58:06 PM, by DEECANDOITAGAIN

    A few years ago when I reached a healthy weight, after gaining a bunch in grad school, I was happy. I relished in being able to live my life with... Read more

  • Prayer Request

    1/3/2015 12:59:33 AM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    My boyfriend fell at work this AM. His left hip took the brunt of the fall. Took him to the doctor this afternoon (he couldn't handle the pain a... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/2/2015 5:12:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    all is well with my good friend. now i am taking it easy after what turned out to be a very busy week for me. my daughter says hi! all of the bir... Read more

  • I made changes just for me!

    1/1/2015 8:00:02 PM, by AHMAZING2

    Today I took an area in the kitchen and made it just for me. I needed a very convenient place to fix up meals to take to work, where nobody's jun... Read more

  • A New Year

    1/1/2015 12:31:54 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I am going to work hard to make this a good year for myself and my family and my Dad especially. My goals are going to be short term and are... Read more

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