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  • February might be going okay

    2/7/2018 3:14:04 PM, by NBARNES

    With a rough start to the new year I think I might be looking at a modicum of success for this subsequent month. A colleague is doing the Whole 3... Read more

  • Next Chapter

    2/6/2018 12:17:18 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    So the epidural wore off already. I am back to having spine surgery. They submitted request for authorization yesterday. I'll get through this... Read more

  • 10 Pounds Lost

    2/3/2018 6:03:02 AM, by GEE-KNEE

    I got on the scale yesterday, and I lost 10 pounds last month. I'll take it. It's nice to see my weight go down for the first time in a long ti... Read more

  • What happened to January!

    2/2/2018 4:36:54 PM, by NBARNES

    I had such high hopes for a good new year start...but here we are in February and while the scale inched down a wee bit before the holidays it's ... Read more

  • I Still Can't Run, but I Can Walk

    2/1/2018 11:16:40 AM, by GEE-KNEE

    Last night, I walked about 3 miles. Since my injury in September, a 3 mile walk would make my pain flare up, and I'd be laying down and icing my... Read more

  • Feeling Better

    1/28/2018 10:05:15 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    So I had an epidural on Tuesday and I was able to do things like brush my hair, cut my food, and write again this week. I still have some pain, ... Read more

  • Why Do I Still Do This?

    1/19/2018 12:13:37 AM, by GEE-KNEE

    Last week, my dog of 11 years appeared to be sick. I watched it for a couple of days, then took her to the vet. Our vet sent her home with anti... Read more

  • Random thought of the day

    1/9/2018 4:50:56 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    I've been clean eating all week, and I've been consistently going to the gym. The mood is not as glum. I need to think about why I punish mysel... Read more

  • My Future Running Buddy

    1/8/2018 10:56:08 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    So we inherited another dog recently. Chelsea.... Che... Read more

  • A Little Planning

    1/7/2018 6:05:07 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    This week I am trying something new. I am going to do... Read more

  • A Week In

    1/7/2018 11:42:46 AM, by NBARNES

    It's a week in and not much progress to report. The scale was kinder to me this week than it should have been, but I'm not complaining. I g... Read more

  • Hello 2018

    1/4/2018 1:46:17 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    So I had a hiccup during the holidays. I found out that I will most likely need spine surgery, and it quite honestly sent me into a mini depress... Read more

  • Welcome to 2018

    1/1/2018 4:48:03 PM, by NBARNES

    Well, here it is the first day of the new year. I imagine there have been at least 30-35 different New Years Days that I've had the same resoluti... Read more

  • Hit delete and repeat

    12/21/2017 12:47:47 PM, by NBARNES

    Okay, just changed my intro to my Sparkpage, and didn't realize I'd used the same phrase about pulling up those big-girl pants! Well, it was a go... Read more

  • It's Relative

    11/20/2017 4:51:44 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    As Thanksgiving is around the corner, I want to give t... Read more

  • Week 2 of my fitness streak-Recovery

    11/14/2017 4:54:35 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    Week 2 of water jogging is completed. I've gone nearly every day for at least an hour. I had personal trainer session yesterday. He's trying t... Read more

  • Be Nice

    11/12/2017 8:09:13 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    Today as I was out and about, I ran into an old friend. This particular friend was fitness model for a while and probably still could be today. ... Read more

  • ER, Blood Pressure and a scheduled Biopsy

    11/10/2017 7:42:58 PM, by FABAT402009

    Well I find it rather amusing (or not) 3 years later I'm back with the same issue as my last blog post. This past weekend I went to the ER becaus... Read more

  • Week 1 of My New Fitness Streak- Recovery

    11/9/2017 12:26:26 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    vimeo.com/149123295 I found this video after a break up. I found it very funny but also very touching and inspiring. Yesterday I... Read more

  • 2017 Goals and Where I am At

    11/6/2017 12:10:45 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    Since I originally lost the nearly 200 pounds, I've been a goal setter. I'd say my life before the loss was a little more of a dreamer, and less... Read more

  • I Can Do Something

    11/6/2017 6:17:52 AM, by GEE-KNEE

    September 1st I was walking a child to the restroom and he just flopped to the floor while holding my hand. At first, I was diagnosed with a spr... Read more

  • Measurements of Success

    9/19/2017 10:36:12 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    For the last two years, I've been battling, and losing, a weight gain. I am heavier than I've been in years. I am still about 100 pounds less t... Read more

  • I Can Do This

    7/16/2017 5:40:29 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    Last week, I was crazy on sugar. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    _4Q3AdQLBu4 I was having issues concentrating. I was ... Read more

  • Frenemies

    7/11/2017 10:48:45 AM, by GEE-KNEE

    Maintenance is hard. It really means discipline for the rest of your life. Its hard. Anyways... Ive gained weight this year. This week, ugh, ... Read more

  • Advice on treadmills

    6/15/2017 7:31:05 PM, by DKIRKSEY1

    I need advice on what treadmill to purchase. I have two that I have been looking at: one is the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 and the other is the Golds Gy... Read more

  • Frustrated

    5/12/2017 12:03:46 AM, by GEE-KNEE

    I am struggling. I keep eating. I work out sometimes, but it hasn't been consistent. I've taken out frustrations with my love life with food..... Read more

  • Time to pull up the big girl pants and move on

    4/9/2017 5:54:24 PM, by NBARNES

    Okay, the title pretty much sums things up...time to pull up the big girl pants and move on. Although I'm usually a positive person, the past mon... Read more

  • Another Year Gone by the Wayside

    2/26/2017 6:15:57 PM, by NBARNES

    It's been a year. That pretty much sums things up. A number of physical challenges (four surgeries and a nasty case of shingles) have put m... Read more

  • This Time is for Me and My Dad

    2/13/2017 10:40:30 PM, by 1MOM93

    It's been almost a year since I posted here. It's been a busy year. Some good things have happened as well as some sad things. While I haven't g... Read more

  • 2017 and My Promise to Myself

    1/1/2017 8:54:15 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    My weight is up. I fluctuate. I have successfully kept off about 140 pounds for 8 years now. I need to release about 50. I have no doubt that... Read more

  • Let's end this year like it started

    11/17/2016 8:58:43 AM, by GEE-KNEE

    This year my New Years resolution was no sugar... none... I made it like 3 months, then I had a hiccup. Then I pulled it together, then another ... Read more

  • Bling, The medal is going up on the wall

    10/16/2016 4:57:36 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    I've done a number of half marathons over the last 5 o... Read more

  • Goals

    10/13/2016 10:58:03 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    I have two big things planned for February. The first, is my second full marathon. I'm so far from marathon ready, so that is going to take some... Read more

  • 12 miles today

    9/17/2016 5:32:17 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    Today I did a 12 mile beach walk with my friend. I like walking with friends... The last I did this walk, it felt hard. It wasn't hard today. ... Read more

  • Planning

    9/15/2016 8:54:42 AM, by GEE-KNEE

    One of my coworkers lost a ton of weight on the whole 30 meal plan... it's really clean eating and you don't eat sugar, grains, beans, gluten, al... Read more

  • People make fitness more fun

    9/12/2016 11:53:49 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    According to my phone app, I did 17.69 miles yesterday. Half was for fitness in the morning. The other half, I did, in flip flops, on a fi... Read more

  • I am on the list

    8/15/2016 5:42:11 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    My emo mood seems to be dissipating. I think the good food and exercise are helping. I've got multiple projects going on in the house. I have ... Read more

  • It Starts With Self Awareness

    8/13/2016 1:01:04 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    It's funny how the moment I start to beat myself up over bad choices that I slip into some self loathing complacency. I just didn't care as much ... Read more

  • Mid Summer Blog

    8/2/2016 11:41:42 AM, by GEE-KNEE

    I finished the yard and I am quite happy with it, although I want to swap out some yellow day lilies for pink ones. I want to swap out white aly... Read more

  • The Never Ending Yard Work

    8/1/2016 11:46:23 AM, by GEE-KNEE

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