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  • Almost 4 weeks post op and addicted to walking

    1/25/2015 9:51:23 PM, by KAREN91

    I had my surgery 4 weeks ago tomorrow. I see the Dr and the nutritionist tomorrow. I think they will start me on soft foods tomorrow. I have walk... Read more

  • Spark Your Heart and Let it Blaze

    1/22/2015 2:25:54 PM, by WALKSNAPINSPIRE

    Recently I was featured on a Live Well Promotional TV Spot. For the interview they asked "What advice do you have to give to others, to motivate ... Read more

  • 2015 is going to be a good year!

    1/10/2015 11:40:35 PM, by MRSROBERSON09

    This is going to be a good year I can feel it. I have reached many goals I set in 2014, started some new ones in 2015 and I feel like I'm in a gr... Read more

  • Snow Day!!

    1/8/2015 1:51:24 PM, by ACRAIG921

    Ok so technically it's a wind chill day, but either way the kids are home from school today. I saw at noon the wind chill was still around -22. ... Read more

  • New Year traditions and my plan

    1/6/2015 6:37:04 PM, by AMY-MIMI77

    My family had lots of New Year traditions when I was growing up. We would always go to my maternal grandparent's house on New Year's Eve; not r... Read more

  • One week post op

    1/5/2015 7:42:09 PM, by KAREN91

    I'm feeling more like myself again. I haven't needed any medicine for pain or nausea since saturday. I decided to take 4 weeks off work. I'm nev... Read more

  • Reflecting on the past year

    12/31/2014 12:57:48 PM, by ACRAIG921

    2014 for me was filled with both ups and downs. The year started well with me in the middle of my first year of nursing school. We saw a lot of... Read more

  • Getting back into "normal" mode feels so good!

    12/12/2014 8:05:52 PM, by ACRAIG921

    I'm glad to be done with my final exams. The past two weeks have been super crazy with both highs and lows. I had my final exam yesterday a... Read more

  • Gastric sleeve surgery

    12/9/2014 11:16:51 PM, by KAREN91

    I'm trying to think of the best way to tell my nurse manager and my co workers at the hospital about my surgery. My nurse manager knows I'm havin... Read more

  • progress is progress

    11/25/2014 11:11:43 AM, by MAKINOVER

    Its been another week!! wow- I cant believe how fast time goes- and one more week until im flying away for a much needed vacation for my husband ... Read more

  • busy busy

    11/20/2014 6:17:27 PM, by RHONDAJ130

    So having my laptop out affects my score keeping tremendously. I don't get on my desk top often, its in our third bedroom made office. On the ups... Read more

  • Fall Fitness Frenzy close up

    11/18/2014 6:50:16 PM, by AMY-MIMI77

    Time to recap my BL Challenge I made simple goals again; I wanted to get better about my diet: - track my foods -- goal not met - have... Read more

  • R.I.P Sunshine

    11/17/2014 6:03:54 PM, by KAREN91

    Rest In Peace beautiful baby girl. I can't believe you won't be there when the rest of my kids graduate. I can't believe you'll no longer wait a... Read more

  • Momentum

    11/17/2014 10:11:53 AM, by MAKINOVER

    HAPPY MONDAY!!! This morning I reflected on my momentum.- I have to start by saying i have done very well the last 1.5 weeks (wahoo!!!) however... Read more

  • laptop out

    11/15/2014 7:29:31 PM, by RHONDAJ130

    So I've got back my laptop, but there is possible corrosion on the hard drive. It doesn't start up completely, it turns on, takes a while to load... Read more

  • My dog Sunshine

    11/12/2014 9:39:23 PM, by KAREN91

    About 10-12 days ago we noticed that Sunshine was laying around refusing to eat much. Sunshine is 5 years old. We have had her since she was 8 we... Read more

  • Progression SPICE

    11/7/2014 5:41:24 PM, by RHONDAJ130

    So I've created my own little workbook excell document that I can keep track of the SPICE challenge points for myself throught the challenge. So ... Read more

  • Is it too early for Christmas music??

    11/6/2014 11:23:45 PM, by ACRAIG921

    I was driving to school this morning and while flipping through the radio stations I found that one of our local radio stations had already chang... Read more

  • Missing my MacBook

    11/6/2014 12:10:23 AM, by RHONDAJ130

    oy vay - another week without the MacBook. Hard to keep up with things on here without it. Forgot the traditional exercise but had a fantastic ti... Read more

  • Week 2 success

    11/5/2014 11:53:51 AM, by MAKINOVER

    YAY me!! officially back on track over a pretty bad weekend full of unhealthy choices and halloween candy of which since Sunday has been out of t... Read more

  • no exercise on work days

    11/3/2014 10:56:50 PM, by RHONDAJ130

    I have resolved to not stress about exercise on the days i work. I work 12 hour days, at least 10 of them are on my feet, and add another hour fo... Read more

  • Reward at 207

    11/3/2014 8:04:22 AM, by HHARTNELL7

    So short term goai right now is to get to 207 then I get a pedi and main for reward. I am motivated as my dad is sick and diabetes runs in my fam... Read more

  • Getting a little frustrated

    11/2/2014 3:06:32 PM, by ACRAIG921

    I've been dedicated on this journey since July and I've only lost 6 lbs, so I'm frustrated. I know that when I'm in school I might not have as m... Read more

  • Out of commission

    11/1/2014 12:17:27 AM, by RHONDAJ130

    Accidentally spilled water on my laptop. I still have my brand new desk top my husband built for me, but the convenience of my laptop is missed. ... Read more

  • jump start fail

    10/27/2014 10:58:46 PM, by RHONDAJ130

    hee hee silly me - thought the SPICE challenge started today, good thing it didn't cuz i didn't follow my eating plan - nor do i have my measurem... Read more

  • It's a new week

    10/26/2014 2:05:56 PM, by ACRAIG921

    Last week I went back to class and I had a great week. I'm in my peds/OB rotation and I just love it. I normally don't like working peds becaus... Read more

  • SPICE Challenge - YEAH!!!

    10/24/2014 10:21:40 PM, by RHONDAJ130

    ok I have great big UGH! I've been feeling heavier than usual, and I faced my fear and stepped on the scale - oy! 240 lbs! at my lil 5'4" stature... Read more

  • 10 lb weight loss buuuuuuuddy applications!

    10/21/2014 9:01:40 PM, by TRACKGAL13

    Jk....no applications. But I would love another Sparker to team up with me and lose a combined 20 lbs+ by the middle of December. We can dooooooo... Read more

  • I forgot to do this yesterday!!

    10/20/2014 8:25:30 PM, by ACRAIG921

    I was busy yesterday, then I went to work, I forgot to log in yesterday, oops!! I've been enjoying the last few days of my break. Today I w... Read more

  • Photo booth.

    10/20/2014 11:13:13 AM, by CHICHI4322

    This morning I was up making sure my turkey was getting dressed for school, crawled back into the bed and started looking through my phone at old... Read more

  • Happy Friday!!

    10/17/2014 2:41:47 PM, by ACRAIG921

    Today's been another productive day. I dropped the dog off to get groomed (she was looking really bad!!), made it to the grocery store, I've don... Read more

  • It's gonna be a great week!

    10/12/2014 12:34:51 PM, by ACRAIG921

    I still have the next week and a half off from school so I'm going to have a chance to actually get some stuff done around here. First and... Read more

  • Back from hiatus

    10/9/2014 8:23:32 PM, by ACRAIG921

    So I'm back after a few weeks of to focus on my studying. I'm so glad to be done with this rotation. It was hard, mostly because my instructor ... Read more

  • Feeling bad and it feels good

    10/8/2014 1:02:16 AM, by TRACKGAL13

    I am such a selfish and hateful person inside sometimes. But it really does make me feel better to think things on the inside rather than ever ac... Read more

  • Disappointment

    9/27/2014 11:26:19 AM, by FIT2BETHIN

    I applied for a management position within my department a couple of months ago. I learned this week that I did not get it. While I was qualifi... Read more

  • The year of Marcia

    9/22/2014 2:16:52 PM, by FIT2BETHIN

    Next July, I will turn 59. It is a number that I have been dreading for 18 years. My mother was 59 when she passed away 18 years ago. Her deat... Read more

  • Another year older, it's been a great year!

    9/21/2014 4:05:13 PM, by ACRAIG921

    Today is my birthday. I'm having a good day. We went to breakfast with my parents and we will go out to dinner later. We are go... Read more

  • A pleasant surprise to start the day!

    9/18/2014 7:37:29 PM, by ACRAIG921

    I had another week of not wanting to throw the scale out the window!! I lost 0.7 lbs. I view every loss, even if it's small, as a victory. Eve... Read more

  • Fall Fitness Frenzy Goals

    9/16/2014 6:30:58 PM, by AMY-MIMI77

    Let's see what I can accomplish this challenge; trying to stick with the basics again: 1) TRACK MY FOOD! Remember "If I bite it, write it... Read more

  • Taking it one day at a time

    9/14/2014 2:36:46 PM, by ACRAIG921

    It's been quite a week. As you may know, my grandma passed away last week. It's been hard, but she is no longer suffering and that makes me fee... Read more

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