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  • First day at new gym

    3/23/2017 8:52:22 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Went well!! I took the advice of other Sparkers and I didn't push myself too hard. I did a brief warm up on the elliptical (phew that thing... Read more

  • Weekly Weigh-In

    3/22/2017 12:08:46 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Omgosh! I weighed in much lower than I thought I would and well below the threshold for my scale to measure me. 390.4 I was expecting ... Read more

  • Feeling Better

    3/21/2017 5:59:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks for the support on my last blog. It means a lot to me that so many wonderful Sparkfriends are supporting me. I had my appointment wi... Read more

  • First day back

    3/20/2017 9:58:25 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It feels really weird to be back in my apartment, but here I am! I have these memories of feeling bad in this apartment, so it's very stran... Read more

  • Spring Into Fitness: Day 1 Week 1

    3/20/2017 8:10:35 PM, by GONABFIT

    The challenge has started. I am excited and hoping to make this a successful one. Today I did a 2 mile interval run with baby but he started... Read more

  • Back to Columbus

    3/19/2017 11:29:01 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Last night we saw Beauty and the Beast. It was good! I also managed to only have a handful of my brother's popcorn, and I had a very sensible por... Read more

  • Fast Food Plan!

    3/17/2017 8:45:53 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks to the helpful suggestions on my previous blog, I've decided not to demonize fast food, but to simply make a list of *allowed* meals that ... Read more

  • 2 Months

    3/17/2017 12:05:58 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    OK, I found out I have a seat reserved in the boot camp that starts May 15th (if you'll remember from my previous blogs, I had to take a leave of... Read more

  • I worked out today

    3/16/2017 11:17:20 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    This might not seem like much of an achievement but for me, at this time in my life, it is. I went to the mall and walked for 30 minutes because ... Read more

  • How can this be?

    3/16/2017 10:25:55 AM, by KRISTYGREM

    As I sit here in a meeting that I have to be in attendance for I am allowing myself to think. Today is my mom's birthday and 12 days from my 40th... Read more

  • Freedom: Organic and Internally Clean

    3/15/2017 2:33:01 PM, by DANCERYOGI30

    We all struggle with the internal battle of what we "think" is healthy, what culture "tells" us is healthy, and then the invisible reality of wha... Read more

  • Joining a Gym with my friend!

    3/15/2017 12:03:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It's amazing to me that this has transpired the way it has... because just yesterday I was thinking about how much I missed my (expensive) old fi... Read more

  • SPRING CHALLENGE: Spring into Fitness

    3/13/2017 8:57:17 PM, by GONABFIT

    Hi everyone!! Re-POSTED for all of my GONNA MAKE IT HAPPEN members and random spark friends who may want to join in! I hope you are al... Read more

  • Cutting Refined Sugar

    3/13/2017 4:58:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    The first thing I'm going to do to try to get my numbers down is cutting refined sugar from my diet. I don't drink soda, but I have been eating s... Read more

  • Blood sugar too high

    3/12/2017 1:16:02 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I am upset to see that my blood work came back and my blood sugar and HA1C are both way too high... in the diabetic range. I'll need to mak... Read more

  • Day 2

    3/11/2017 5:48:23 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I cooked dinner for my family today (as well as I could in my mom's crowded kitchen)! I made lemon asparagus chicken with mushrooms... we had it ... Read more

  • Day 1 - Measurement Time

    3/10/2017 1:39:54 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm trying hard not to be ashamed of these measurements, and I'm sure they will be decreasing soon :) This is just the way it is for me right now... Read more

  • I need support and Sparkfriends - I'm recommitting to my health

    3/10/2017 11:37:56 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hi guys I'm back here on Sparkpeople again after some crazy life circumstances and I feel like I am ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle... Read more

  • 2/25/2017 Gratitude

    2/25/2017 6:59:19 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Today is a resounding shoutout to my husband. I went off on my own yesterday to get my 12K plus steps. When I came home my husband was there and ... Read more

  • Gratitude 2/23/2017

    2/23/2017 3:27:36 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    As always I'm grateful to be alive but last night I started getting aches and pains. I had been sniffling all week but I thought it was just alle... Read more

  • Gratitude 2/22/2017

    2/22/2017 4:17:02 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    California had been in a drought for four years. We had conserve water and we could be fined for watering our lawns on the wrong day and had to p... Read more

  • Gratitude 2/18/2017

    2/18/2017 3:30:38 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    I love our infrastructure and I'm so grateful for it. California is struggling with unprecedented rains. They create mudslides, flooded roadways,... Read more

  • Gratitude 2/17/2017

    2/17/2017 5:07:20 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    I had my annual physical this AM, I checked out pretty much okay. I have been going to the same doctor for 20 years and I really like her. I am s... Read more

  • 2/16/2017 Gratitude

    2/16/2017 3:45:38 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Once again I'm grateful for SparkPeople. I read a blog about setting goals and they talked about fitness goals being one of the best ways to lose... Read more

  • 2/14/2017 Gratitude

    2/14/2017 1:50:49 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    For Valentine's Day, I am intensely grateful for my husband. We hold that celebrating our love of 43 years on Valentine's Day is only for amateur... Read more

  • 2/13/2017 Gratitude

    2/13/2017 5:16:54 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    We had the appointment with our tax guy last week and our finance guy today. I am grateful that we started our 401K savings 25 years ago and alwa... Read more

  • 2/12/2017 Gratitude

    2/12/2017 2:57:29 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Our 5% challenge Living the good life activity this week is to slow down and enjoy our meals. My husband has always been a very fast eater and al... Read more

  • Gratitude 2/10/17

    2/10/2017 3:56:35 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Today I volunteered in my grandsons preschool. It was so much fun I think I'll work into my schedule on a regular basis. I'm grateful to my son a... Read more

  • 2/7/2017 Gratitude

    2/7/2017 7:19:49 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    I am grateful for the rain and when it stops. I got a great run in today carrying my umbrella the whole time. This morning it poured and we still... Read more

  • Gratitude 2/5/17

    2/5/2017 6:20:08 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    I'm grateful that it seems to be easier to keep friends when they are people that you really know then when you communicate purely online. Today ... Read more

  • Gratitude 2/3/2017

    2/3/2017 7:04:35 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Today I am grateful for our friends. We are going out to dinner with them and I'm glad. My creativity has left me and I was very stressed because... Read more

  • Gratitude 2/2/2017

    2/2/2017 3:19:13 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Today I'm grateful for AAUW aauw.org , my great group of women friends. AAUW is an advocacy group for women and girls. Right now ... Read more

  • Gratitude 2/1 2017

    2/1/2017 7:07:21 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Today I am abundantly grateful for great technical support. I have blogged before about the great program my company runs regarding fitness which... Read more

  • Gratitude 1/31/2017

    1/31/2017 7:49:17 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Today I am grateful for my wonderful Spark teams. The At Goal and Maintaining team is an endless source of great information. We got an ema... Read more

  • Gratitude 1/30/2017

    1/30/2017 4:51:22 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    I'm grateful for my fitbit. It gets me up to move every hour and that makes me feel more healthy!... Read more

  • Gratitude 1/26/2017

    1/26/2017 1:53:06 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    We went to a birthday dinner last weekend and the host encouraged me to take home generous helpings up leftover pork and fruit salad. I also have... Read more

  • Gratitude 1/25/17

    1/25/2017 3:59:43 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Once again I'm grateful for my company, Lockheed Martin. They reserved a theater yesterday and invited anyone who wanted to, to come and see "Hid... Read more

  • Gratitude 1/24/17

    1/23/2017 4:50:38 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    We went to a dear friend's birthday party this weekend. It was in Fresno which is 165 miles away. To get there you have to drive over the Pacheco... Read more

  • I didn't apply for it - I already have it: credit

    1/20/2017 8:15:39 PM, by INSH8P

    It's one thing when you can see and feel the changes of lifestyle changes in very obvious ways: better sleep, compliments from kids, family, acqu... Read more

  • Gratitude 1/20/2017

    1/20/2017 3:32:20 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    I'm so grateful that I love water. I gave up soda when I was 19, 46 years ago. I've had soda 3-4 times since then but I can say I have stuck to t... Read more

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