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  • First 5 K

    9/27/2015 9:26:51 AM, by INTEND2LOSE

    Yesterday, I walked (there's no way I can run!!) my first 5K for the Bridge Bash in Cotter, Arkansas, to raise money for North East Arkansas food... Read more

  • And it starts...

    8/27/2015 5:44:19 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    School started here last week like I'm sure it did in much of the country. The joys of the public school system - my son brings home everything t... Read more

  • Doctor called 10pm

    8/25/2015 11:29:44 AM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    Typically if I get a call after about 8pm, I freak out. Imagine my panic when it's my DOCTOR calling at 10pm! I went in for a follow up for... Read more

  • Busy day!

    8/22/2015 11:48:17 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    Well, I finally got my office moved home. I went up to work today and brought home my desk and some other small things, but something unexpected ... Read more

  • Yoga kicks @$$

    8/22/2015 4:49:59 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    So, I did the DDP Yoga DVD again today (gym 3 times, then yoga 3 times a week on alternating days). I did the main intro (Diamond Dozen) then the... Read more

  • HRM

    8/21/2015 2:56:41 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    I got a new heart rate monitor over the weekend and I've decided that I hate it. When I get on the elliptical at the gym, I work my little heart ... Read more


    8/20/2015 5:33:53 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    I got my DDP Yoga DVDs today and I am stoked! I went through the Diamond Dozen and its true about the moves jacking your heart rate up. Doing Roa... Read more

  • Ugh!

    8/19/2015 11:50:12 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    So, I've said a few times that this time I'm doing things differently. I've realized that my obsessive compulsive behavior hurts my weight loss e... Read more

  • Tired

    8/13/2015 9:30:08 AM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    I am so tired this week, and when I'm tired all I want to do is eat. It's a tough habit to break, but I'm doing my best. I have been loading up o... Read more

  • Stupid scale

    8/12/2015 2:06:07 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    I know I've said that the scale doesn't matter, but when it starts going UP it annoys me. Stupid contraption needs to be demolished. On a ha... Read more

  • Keeping on

    8/9/2015 10:36:14 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    Weekends are always tough for me and this one was no exception. We ate out today and I completely gave in to frustration last night and ate way t... Read more

  • And the frustration continues

    8/8/2015 5:55:10 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    I'm using eMeals to plan my dinners and it really helps because the program tells me what to cook and gives me a grocery list to go with it. Well... Read more

  • Frustrated

    8/8/2015 11:44:11 AM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    I know the scale isn't the be all, end all of this journey, but we all fall victim to its hold over us. This morning was weigh in and I've gained... Read more

  • Another small win

    8/6/2015 7:54:45 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    Tonight's planned dinner got derailed when hubs called... Read more

  • Proud!

    8/6/2015 12:50:43 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    If you have ever read one of my blogs, you probably know I'm an emotional eater (aren't we all?). One of the things that I really struggle with i... Read more

  • Working on it!

    8/5/2015 10:25:39 AM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    This last couple of weeks have been tough with the hospital visits and then the resulting sinus infection (I hate hospitals). But I've been tryin... Read more

  • My Journey to date

    8/4/2015 11:10:50 AM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    I found myself wanting to write a danged novel in a discussion board thread, so instead I thought it better to come here and do it. I feel that I... Read more

  • Date night was a modest success!

    8/2/2015 12:19:48 AM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    I made it through date night and only went over my calories by about 450. I know that's a lot...that 45 minutes on the elliptical...but for me to... Read more

  • Bad habits

    8/1/2015 5:44:49 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    Tonight is date night and I'm sitting in Longhorn with... Read more

  • Ugh..again

    7/30/2015 7:54:19 AM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    I suck so bad at this. I have done some soul searching, brought on by a glaringly obvious affirmation that I am not indestructible, and have come... Read more

  • I AM BACK!!!!

    7/6/2015 5:34:09 PM, by CINDYC74

    Life sure has thrown me some curve balls the last 11 months, i actually vanished from here for a bit, just got so busy with my family, and my mom... Read more

  • Love Letter to Myself

    6/25/2015 1:46:22 PM, by EMSSBEARS

    For an activity on the BLC on Azure Destinations we were asked to Make a List of things that we Loved about Ourselves I chose to do this in the f... Read more

  • My 5K Tomorrow Postponed

    6/19/2015 9:06:30 PM, by EMSSBEARS

    I was looking forward to my first 5K that I have done in years. I have not done one since my heart surgeries and since my last bad MS relapse. My... Read more

  • BLC Round28 Has Begun

    5/21/2015 3:00:27 AM, by EMSSBEARS

    Day 1 May 20 Weigh-in was not as great as I had hoped for but it is a starting point and gives me something to start chopping away at. I a... Read more

  • Challenging Round 27- Has Come to an End- and I survived:)

    4/8/2015 2:42:02 PM, by EMSSBEARS

    The BLC Round 27 has come to an end and it is time to reflect on my experience in this round. I was a member of the Azure Des... Read more

  • C-is for Cardio

    4/5/2015 12:15:53 AM, by EMSSBEARS

    This blog is for the BLC WEC and discusses the C for the CHOOSE which stands for Cardio. C -is for Cardio A recumbent bike is a bike that... Read more

  • Not So Lucky

    3/5/2015 12:20:04 AM, by MISS_BRENDA

    Well, we didn't get lucky this time. Seems like most of the bad weather this winter has either fizzled out before it got to us or changed direct... Read more

  • Great Doctor Appointment

    3/3/2015 11:33:48 PM, by MISS_BRENDA

    Today I saw a Cardiologist for the first time, and I was given a LOT of "food for thought". The very first thing he said when he came in was "I ... Read more

  • Medical Updates

    3/3/2015 12:33:16 AM, by MISS_BRENDA

    The incision from my daughter's carpal tunnel surgery is healing nicely. She's now allowed to lift a little and bend her wrist for the first tim... Read more

  • New Month, New Start!

    3/2/2015 12:25:27 AM, by MISS_BRENDA

    Words can't express how happy I am to see the end of February and the beginning of March! I did so well in January and the first week of Februar... Read more

  • It's Getting Closer......

    2/15/2015 8:53:30 PM, by MISS_BRENDA

    Just a quick note tonight. With this cold weather our internet stinks and I'm always getting booted off. I'm as ready as I'll ever be fo... Read more

  • Nursing Home Card Workshops

    2/15/2015 12:31:31 AM, by EMSSBEARS

    I have had the privilege of doing greeting card workshops with the local Nursing Homes lately and have found this to be a very rewarding activity... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day

    2/14/2015 10:57:29 PM, by MISS_BRENDA

    Wishing everyone out there in SparkLand a very Happy Valentine's Day, especially to my SparkFriends who are always supporting and encouraging me.... Read more

  • Thanks--Surgery Went Well

    2/13/2015 12:11:27 AM, by MISS_BRENDA

    Thank you to everyone who prayed for my daughter and me. She went through the surgery well. She was to be the second surgery, but when we got t... Read more

  • Could Use a Prayer

    2/11/2015 12:06:23 AM, by MISS_BRENDA

    Going to be an early night tonight--well, an earlier night at any rate. I have to get up bright and early in the morning to have my daughter to ... Read more

  • Setting Good Goals~~And Following Through

    2/9/2015 11:55:14 PM, by MISS_BRENDA

    Tonight I'm posting some thoughts and pictures about goals. I'm usually one that skips over the small goals and sets my goal for the big picture... Read more

  • Ups and Downs

    2/8/2015 8:48:02 PM, by MISS_BRENDA

    Yesterday wasn't a good day. For some reason I was just totally exhausted and kept falling asleep. I feel like I slept the whole day away. I'm... Read more

  • Celebration!!

    2/7/2015 12:08:43 AM, by MISS_BRENDA

    Today my INR was finally back in the normal range--2.4!! The first time in 6 weeks that it's been where it should be. I feel so much better now... Read more

  • Shame on Me & February Goals

    2/5/2015 7:48:23 PM, by MISS_BRENDA

    I missed the last couple days--nothing interesting to talk about, nothing happening. Tonight I sit here really miserable because I ate a whole 1... Read more

  • Blah Day

    2/3/2015 12:57:17 AM, by MISS_BRENDA

    It was a blah day today. Didn't get in my 2,500 steps--only 1949. Between my right knee and my headache I just didn't walk that much today. Bl... Read more

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