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My Sister Became a Doctor and it Crushed my Manboy Ego
4/13/2014 7:59:52 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I just LOVE Thought Catalog (and its cuter cousin XO Jane Issues and IHTM) ... Could read them all day long. These are Gen Whiners with env...  Read more

TINIERTINA

Athleta, Mantra Yoga + Health; Their Target Markets
4/9/2014 9:12:27 AM,  0 COMMENTS

It is EASY to feel that Athleta's clothing is marketed to a certain class of women. I have practiced yoga regularly for 7 years, am a per...  Read more

TINIERTINA

Layoff-Style Yoga
3/25/2014 10:51:08 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Whenever there is something wrong with my job situation (and somehow I've scheduled a live, brick-and-mortar class on the heels of it) I make no bones...  Read more

TINIERTINA

An eulogy of sorts for my parents Bob and Pat Grooms
3/23/2014 7:25:29 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Last week my mother died. My father had died several years ago. My parents and I had been estranged for almost twenty five years and had many a diffic...  Read more

RIPPEDPAUL1

Another passing
3/20/2014 7:06:40 PM,  10 COMMENTS

On Monday I learned that my mother had died. A sad event made sadder that in the end, her actions left her estranged from her children. I believe she...  Read more

RIPPEDPAUL1

Commercialized Yoga - Lament on Creative Time LOST - A Non-Snowbird's Return to the Fold ...
3/9/2014 8:32:45 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I am actually planning to do yoga in .... wait for it ... an environment outside of these four walls/ availing myself of a live, brick-and-mortar yoga...  Read more

TINIERTINA

made level 20 in Sparkpeople!
3/3/2014 1:27:27 PM,  9 COMMENTS

How did I do it despite, depression, frustration, distractions, by keeping moving, no matter how little, asking for help and encouragement ( which I g...  Read more

RIPPEDPAUL1

And the point of this story is....
2/15/2014 9:59:53 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have sparse, pale eyebrows. You're probably wondering what on earth this is to do with losing weight, but bear with me. Because I have pal...  Read more

TKA54321

Here again
2/13/2014 9:02:28 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Probably like many of you, I'm the classic yo-yo dieter, losing weight, feeling great, but then letting it all slide until I'm back to where I started...  Read more

TKA54321

Happy Weight Regain ... Fashionably Thin is So 2012 (or Earlier)!
1/2/2014 12:29:02 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Wasting syndrome, imho, is NOT synonymous with being Fashionably Thin ... not even within the New York City limits—unless, of course, you are deranged...  Read more

TINIERTINA

Made my annual fitness minute goal
12/7/2013 11:22:41 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Now for 40,000 by years end!...  Read more

RIPPEDPAUL1

Made my annual fitness minute goal
12/7/2013 11:22:26 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Now for 40,000 by years end!...  Read more

RIPPEDPAUL1

Still a K Cup Workaround Beginner- So I Quit Playing with the Big Boys
11/24/2013 9:24:06 AM,  2 COMMENTS

As your trusty nutrition blogger, I, TINIERTINA owe you guys a sequel. I was playing around, skirting on my beginner's luck with the cost-e...  Read more

TINIERTINA

Other motivations
11/15/2013 1:08:01 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Along with Sparkpeople and Fitbit, I have found several sites and apps to keep me moving. everymove is great because my walking helps earn mon...  Read more

RIPPEDPAUL1

Cats:My alternative heat source
11/4/2013 7:36:11 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Like many people, I have worked hard to reduce my use of fossil fuel. Since I've been rescuing cats , I find I can keep my house temperature much lowe...  Read more

RIPPEDPAUL1

Jamaica Me'Swe't this Machine-Free Blonde Roast Coffee
10/31/2013 10:19:35 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Okay, I remember trying to do this about 7 years ago, when the KeurigⓇ machine at the mortgage company where I'dworked had a temporary ma...  Read more

TINIERTINA

40,000 fitness minutes for the year?? maybe
10/29/2013 3:41:17 PM,  9 COMMENTS

between better tracking with my fitbit and motivator tools: sparkpeople, run keeper, every move, nexercise. I have almost earned double my fitness min...  Read more

RIPPEDPAUL1

Conquering the concession stand.
10/19/2013 4:10:12 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Knowing I would spend hours in the gym, watching volleyball, and be surrounded with tempting high calorie treats, I came up with a plan. First, to add...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

Healthy habbits.
10/16/2013 10:09:39 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Spark Coach wanted me to evaluate my healthy habbits. Below is my daily to-do list. I don't make it every day, some days work prevents me from comin...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

Motivation
10/15/2013 5:51:21 PM,  7 COMMENTS

My mini challenge spark team is focusing on motivation this week. I am highly motivated by my to do list. Planning my day, including what my exercise,...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

Reaching the end zone
10/10/2013 4:20:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Spark coach wanted me to memorize my end goal. I have picked a random date in 2015. It's far ahead, so I can do this slowly. It's so far ahead that I...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

Extra time?
10/6/2013 12:12:25 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Spark coach has me re-evaluating my life, to see what I would do if I found an extra hour. I've contemplated this before, and have a potential schedul...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

I want your opinion. what should I do?
10/4/2013 9:25:06 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I've talked before about my scrapbook room, how it;s my organizational project to keep me from eating. While cleaning it ( i have two corners and one...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

Lowered my Goal Weight - STILL UNDERWEIGHT ACCORDING TO Me!!
10/1/2013 10:49:00 AM,  2 COMMENTS

My weight reads very low on the scale at home, compared to the doctor's office. So, I just put in a number, based on my scale at home. My goal w...  Read more

TINIERTINA

day away...
9/30/2013 7:22:48 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I took the day off. I went to the gym, weighed in for the contest. 290. with shoes. My stomach hurt. I walked a little and then came home. Called...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

Guess I Take Pilates This Coming Sunday
9/27/2013 8:11:50 PM,  0 COMMENTS

E-mail Letter that will NOT be Sent: Dear Pilates Studio-- I hope to see you at the Street Fair. I would very much like to know, in a...  Read more

TINIERTINA

my strategy for the eating season....
9/23/2013 7:12:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

6 teams working together. Main goal, to not gain any weight... but I can do better than that. I will lose weight between September 29, starting...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

Tis the Eating Season.
9/23/2013 6:13:16 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It's starting. The season of gluttony. It starts with the fall candy. candy corn, carmel apples, fall sale of nuts and candy for the cute little nei...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

Healthy Plaything for Budget Workouts (and it's Not What you Think)
9/23/2013 6:28:30 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Home yoga practice overwhelmingly rules. It started out being born of necessity. I can ill afford many live yoga classes, nor do any live teacher...  Read more

TINIERTINA

I've been here before
9/22/2013 12:31:11 PM,  8 COMMENTS

My current organizational project is my scrap book room. I've cleaned two corners, and two walls. Yesterday , when sorting a box, I found my first hea...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

bike
9/15/2013 8:24:19 PM,  8 COMMENTS

got my "new" bike, just getting adjusted and tried riding not bad so far working on getting up to speed. one of my goals for this year...  Read more

RIPPEDPAUL1

Sparkcoach Visualization Blog
9/15/2013 11:38:51 AM,  5 COMMENTS

My entry visualization task for Spark Coach was to spend some time visualizing how I want to look and feel 6 months from now. Six months from now, we...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

September, A time of Anniversary dates.
9/14/2013 11:49:30 AM,  6 COMMENTS

September 2011. My wake up call. I weighed 312, sleep 15 hours a day, called into work more often than not, had a A1C of 14. Cholesterol through the...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

another fitbit, another day
9/10/2013 7:44:00 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Over the weekend lost yet another fitbit zip, It just seems to find a way to fall off or get caught and lost. So I'm now trying a fitbit flex since I...  Read more

RIPPEDPAUL1

Only 9000 minutes to reach this years fitness goals
9/9/2013 8:01:51 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I've already walked or did some activity to earn 26,479 minutes and despite losing another fitbit I'll be tracking and a grooving...  Read more

RIPPEDPAUL1

State of the DuVall household.
9/8/2013 10:37:56 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It's Sunday night, and I am busy preparing for the week. And HELL week it will be. My job is defined by 30 day, calendar 30 days exactly deadlnes....  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

lessons from the abyss
9/7/2013 11:25:15 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have had three days of migraine, and it's aftermath. In terms of health, it was an epic fail. Looking back over my blogs, I found some common trai...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

Searching for motivation
9/5/2013 6:54:20 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Migraine day three has kept me from the gym. Searching for a way back...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

Recapping August, Planning for September
9/1/2013 2:30:51 PM,  7 COMMENTS

August was the month to get it back on track. My monthly goal were to have fitness minutes daily by joining Catlady at the gym and to eat in my calor...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

Spark coach assignment; wake up.
8/28/2013 9:40:46 AM,  5 COMMENTS

My biggest acomplishment for today is that I am awake, and I have used spark coach on my phone. I survived a night of leg cramps in the hotel with no...  Read more

MRSKATEDUVALL

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