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  • Adventures in Tae Bo

    8/28/2016 9:08:01 AM, by KNYAGENYA

    As some of you already know, I had a major cleaning overhaul of my house. I now have a workout room. In the room I have my ellipti... Read more

  • Amtrak's Crescent #19 and #20 has anyone ever taken the train?

    7/25/2016 3:56:56 PM, by KIMFRITZ

    I'm traveling this Thursday on Amtrak's Crescent #19 down to the Birmingham, Alabama station from Philadelphia, PA. Has anyone ever taken the tr... Read more

  • Time for a possible career change

    7/23/2016 10:15:33 AM, by KNYAGENYA

    As some of you may know, I am a social worker. When I first graduated college I was able to do a ton with my degree. Sadly, things h... Read more

  • Fabulous Doctor's Visit

    7/21/2016 2:38:14 PM, by KIMFRITZ

    I had an absolutely fabulous 3 month doctor visit this morning. My A1C is down to 7 and my blood pressure was great and I lost 5 pounds! And... Read more

  • Binge and Purge

    7/13/2016 10:21:08 AM, by KNYAGENYA

    Do not be alarmed. I am not binging and purging on food. On this weight loss journey I have been focusing on weight and not all of th... Read more

  • summer tea

    6/23/2016 10:17:42 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    I used to make suntea. Filling a glass container with water and adding tea bags or herb leaves and sitting it in the sun for several hours. I d... Read more

  • EMOTIONAL EATING WEIGHT GAIN

    6/20/2016 10:20:05 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    It has been a rough weekend. My Aunt passed away unexpectedly on Friday afternoon. It was like loosing my mother all over again. And hav... Read more

  • meals for my nieces and nephew

    6/15/2016 10:10:00 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    My nieces and nephew were over this weekend. Ranging in age from 6 to 10. Sometimes they are picky eaters so I am always trying to be inventive... Read more

  • Pleasant surprise!

    6/6/2016 1:22:32 PM, by KIMFRITZ

    I have been resisting getting on the scale and recording my weight since I joined Sparkpeople last month. I KNOW I'm fat, I just don't want to s... Read more

  • Fireflies so magical!

    6/3/2016 10:41:50 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    Last evening I was sitting on the veranda at home watching the fireflies down in the garden and lawn in front of the pond. Whenever I see firefl... Read more

  • Poor breakfast choice today...

    6/1/2016 8:08:02 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    As I was running late this morning I drove thru Burger King and opted for the breakfast burrito. Which while not a great choice it seemed the le... Read more

  • grilling

    5/31/2016 12:08:05 PM, by KIMFRITZ

    Why is the idea of grilling always so much better than the experience itself? We have a charcoal grill. I buy the real wood charcoal, not... Read more

  • small goals!

    5/26/2016 8:01:40 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    I'm setting a new goal for myself today. It's small but I am determined to accomplish it and in return feel good that I didn't fail! I ... Read more

  • Monday!

    5/23/2016 2:28:35 PM, by KIMFRITZ

    Today started out beautiful! Sunshine and white clouds. Now it's brewing up a thunderstorm! Plan for the week is to make some black beans and ... Read more

  • Stressfull day

    5/19/2016 2:32:53 PM, by KIMFRITZ

    I had to drive my daughter down to Shippensburg University for a four day HOBY seminar. I thought I would be able to be back to go to work by no... Read more

  • Vegatable spiralizers

    5/16/2016 2:34:46 PM, by KIMFRITZ

    So thankful for SUN today! Has anyone used a vegetable spiralizer? What brand and have you liked it? Do you use it often eno... Read more

  • New Goals

    5/2/2016 4:00:50 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So it's Bright Monday. Pascha (Easter Orthodox Easter) was yesterday, and it was wonderful and exciting. But my weight has not been so great... Read more

  • Here we go again!

    4/2/2016 5:14:15 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So my weight has been yo-yoing for the past 6 weeks. Up and down, up and down. My foot tracking skills have been less than stellar and I've made ... Read more

  • My Body Has a New Owner!

    4/1/2016 3:57:34 PM, by SOPHIALARA

    As of this morning, my body is being given another chance with a new owner. I interviewed many people before hiring this particular person. The r... Read more

  • Clean Monday and Running

    3/14/2016 1:52:27 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Today is the start of (eastern) Lent, Clean Monday. (Eastern and Western Easters are five weeks apart this year!). Anyways, it's a time for renew... Read more

  • Where does my weight come from?

    2/16/2016 12:34:36 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I was reflecting tonight on where all those extra pounds I have gained over the last 12 years have come from. About 20 come from 12 years ag... Read more

  • Still Struggling

    2/2/2016 4:26:14 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So my goal was to lose 10 lbs. by March 14th, the start of Lent. I don't know that that's going to happen. I've lost two pounds in the past month... Read more

  • Trying to stay on track- and focused

    1/16/2016 7:31:17 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So my current goal is to lose 10 more pounds by the start of Lent, which is March 14th. I think this is a realistic goal, if I could get my eatin... Read more

  • Resolutions

    1/6/2016 3:13:58 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So I resolved last August to exercise more and eat better, so that was not one of my New Year's resolutions, as I am slowly getting better at doi... Read more

  • Christmas and Coming Back

    12/28/2015 2:15:16 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So I took 3 days off from Spark People, though I managed to login everyday and at least spin the wheel so as not to loose my Spark Streak. I need... Read more

  • Wakin' Cookie Dough Blues

    12/25/2015 9:24:16 AM, by WHITECAT19

    I actually wrote this "pome" on December 23. Wakin' Cookie Dough Blues Went to confession the other night. Talked to my priest; ... Read more

  • One year of maintaining

    12/24/2015 11:32:28 AM, by KNYAGENYA

    I decided to take a walk down memory lane. I wanted to see how I was doing number wise in the weight department over this past year... Read more

  • Fitting in Time

    12/4/2015 9:41:24 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So, I stink at time management. This has become even more apparent as I am jobless and have no set schedule for the day. I sleep too late most da... Read more

  • Listening to Your Body

    11/19/2015 8:24:21 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Boy, did I learn a big lesson today. So I'm bad about listening to my body. I exercise with stretched out muscles (bad), eat junk food when ... Read more

  • Goals

    10/30/2015 11:29:33 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So my Spark Coach challenge is to come up with reasons why I want to lose weight. Here they are: 1. I don't want to be the first person in my f... Read more

  • Started off bad, ended up good

    10/27/2015 9:04:48 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So today started off bad. I've been trying to wake up earlier in the morning as I need to get used to getting up early for when I go back to work... Read more

  • Complaining

    10/24/2015 3:26:29 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So my challenge for today is not to complain, which is really hard because, let's face it, I'm a complainer. I've been on spark people (again) si... Read more

  • Starting the diet for good this time.

    10/22/2015 3:14:56 PM, by LINDAYANEZ

    I'm on cogentin to curb my sweating. I sweat a lot from my face and head. Very embarrassing at work at Walmart where I work as a cashier. I take ... Read more

  • So I think I'm finally getting the hang of this

    10/22/2015 2:12:21 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    It's been about 2 months since I started back on Spark People, started exercising again, and started eating healthy. I have been on Spark People ... Read more

  • So I fell off the wagon...

    10/16/2015 7:09:41 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So I had pizza this week. And garlic cheese bread. And a giant salad covered with cheese. It was alllll the cheese! I was craving it so bad, I dr... Read more

  • I did it!

    10/12/2015 8:12:48 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So I slept awful last night. I tossed and turned the whole night because of the heat and woke up late. I couldn't go to the gym because I had som... Read more

  • Down 2 Pounds!

    10/10/2015 4:17:42 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So I'm down two pounds, which is fantastic. I have kept to my calorie levels and exercise goals for the week, so I'm really happy that it's paid ... Read more

  • Waste!

    10/10/2015 12:43:12 PM, by KNYAGENYA

    A couple of days ago I was watching an episode of Dr. Oz. The episode covered the amount of food that the average American wastes or throws away.... Read more

  • Greek Fest

    10/5/2015 1:37:55 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    My church's annual Greek Fest was this last weekend and I worked in the Gyro Booth Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. With all that tempting food arou... Read more

  • Starting from scratch - no shortcuts

    10/1/2015 9:50:04 PM, by PIR8_GREEK

    Well, what I vowed would never happen, happened. After losing 30 lbs and maintained that weight loss I stress ate through two of the most heartb... Read more

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