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Easter Hike
4/21/2014 9:46:14 AM,  19 COMMENTS

After enjoying a breakfast out together as a family my DS joined me on a hike through one of our local parks soaking up all the sunshine and nature. D...  Read more

DDOORN

Breaking through the barriers, setting myself up to meet goals
4/20/2014 4:04:26 AM,  8 COMMENTS

It's time to re-evaluate. I've been stuck lately. The numbers show it and I can't deny it either. What's been wrong? Well, I have been blogg...  Read more

LUVLYLORELEI

What Goes Around...
4/19/2014 11:51:44 PM,  20 COMMENTS

A few years ago my neighbor was duly impressed by my health efforts and getting into bicycling. So he reclaimed what was once an interest of his in th...  Read more

DDOORN

Ideas needed: What works for you?
4/19/2014 12:03:50 AM,  9 COMMENTS

When time is too scarce to cook and the refrigerator looks like the land of expired food, and days off are not close, what kind of food does should on...  Read more

LUVLYLORELEI

3 Days, 3 Hour-Long Jogs
4/15/2014 8:56:04 AM,  17 COMMENTS

These past few days have been such an amazing spring preview, with temps in the 70s, that I simply could not resist putting myself right out there and...  Read more

DDOORN

When I Grow Up...
4/14/2014 8:45:31 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I had such a wonderful jog yesterday in my favorite local park, Dorchester: I maintained my jogging gait as I went up the ridge to jog alon...  Read more

DDOORN

Salty Upper Lip: Prepping for 5K
4/12/2014 10:56:31 PM,  17 COMMENTS

We've been graced by stupendous spring-into-summer-like weather this weekend and EVERYBODY'S heading outdoors! Today I began in earnest to prepare for...  Read more

DDOORN

Back in the same cycle again
4/12/2014 12:17:57 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I stay up late, then I go to bed after sun up. I get a little sleep. Then I have to get up a shortly later, and wonder why being so tired I keep stayi...  Read more

LUVLYLORELEI

Another milestone
4/9/2014 5:59:16 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ten pounds down! Still waiting for someone to ask me if I've lost weight. I can tell--I feel better, and my clothes fit better. Would be lovely if...  Read more

KELMIN

Update: I busted my butt and gained two pounds -- that scale better run away!
4/5/2014 3:31:09 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Ugh. I'm up two pounds. Seriously? I worked hard. Not amused. Still, I got back in the pool and will keep doing so. I'm trying to perfect my fre...  Read more

LUVLYLORELEI

Start This S***
4/2/2014 11:10:11 PM,  13 COMMENTS

In case you were waiting... Here is a video someone else made about going, doing, starting. It has bad words, so if you don't like that don't listen t...  Read more

WOLFKITTY

It fits!
4/2/2014 10:06:17 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Put on my turnout gear today for a fire department training and for the first time in over a year, it fits properly! This is an important personal ach...  Read more

KELMIN

New Month, Nicer weather, New routines.
4/2/2014 2:08:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Had a pretty good weekend, back to work for me at 3:00 this afternoon. My boy officially moved back home this week. He needs time to get on hi...  Read more

AMYGIRL1972

Aww, thanks for the shout out!
4/2/2014 7:23:27 AM,  13 COMMENTS

BOPPY_ wrote a blog post yesterday about the skill set he thinks is necessary for reaching goal weight and staying there. He wants to find a way to m...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Busting my butt: Must lose at least 200 pounds to qualify for prosthetic knees
4/2/2014 3:03:06 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I know I haven't been around much lately. I don't know if very many people have noticed that, but in any case, for those that have, and for those that...  Read more

LUVLYLORELEI

Happy Sunday Yall, I guess its still winter around here.
3/30/2014 6:33:05 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Woke up to SNOW again this morning, Will spring ever get here? 24 Sweetie got us a new computer, this is my first time trying it out. It...  Read more

AMYGIRL1972

Safety Not Guaranteed
3/30/2014 11:31:46 AM,  21 COMMENTS

I just have to give this movie one of the most heart-felt shout outs and and jump up & downs I've had over a movie in a long, long time. I knew way ba...  Read more

DDOORN

The OTHER NSA: Pile With A Smile!
3/29/2014 11:25:33 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I've enjoyed getting back into the swing of things at Spinning Class this week along with some nice walk / jogs outside now that the temps are roundin...  Read more

DDOORN

Belts are no longer optional
3/27/2014 12:30:13 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Finally starting to SEE results. I can now take off my jeans without unbuttoning them. My "skinny" jeans actually fit. Phew. It's great, but i...  Read more

UOFIGIRL

Today
3/26/2014 9:18:49 PM,  0 COMMENTS

1st day back to work this week and today we had mandatory OT. Today was Award Ceremony day for te kids, we had a big lunch for them. It turned out pre...  Read more

AMYGIRL1972

Working the Spark: The Pay-Offs Keep Rolling In!
3/23/2014 11:14:02 PM,  28 COMMENTS

Today started off with a bang when I hit my new low weight of the year...woo hoo! Only 17 pounds away from my goal of 200! I had already had a pl...  Read more

DDOORN

Lazy Sunday,
3/23/2014 9:38:19 PM,  1 COMMENTS

1st day off this week. We had a nice visit with the inlaws this morning. Then ran some errands and sweetie took me to lunch. When we got home we clean...  Read more

AMYGIRL1972

Sooo Happy its Friday
3/21/2014 8:57:06 PM,  0 COMMENTS

24 Whew, what a day. Nother 12.5 hour work day, tomorrow is my last work day of the week. Bring on that weekend. Looking forward to Sunday at home...  Read more

AMYGIRL1972

March 20th...
3/20/2014 10:15:44 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today was one of my 12.5 hour work days. It was a pretty good day as far as they go. I work in a school, I feed the kids 3 meals a day. Most of the ti...  Read more

AMYGIRL1972

What a great day it has been.
3/19/2014 2:07:39 PM,  0 COMMENTS

224 Today's blog, it's been a productive morning so far. I had a great strength training workout this morning, kind of a whole body workout, used my...  Read more

AMYGIRL1972

Working on today's blog, Saint Patricks Day 2014...
3/17/2014 6:13:57 PM,  0 COMMENTS

What a beautifully sunshiny day, not too cold considering the weather we've been getting. Hopefully spring is on its way. Sweetie stayed home from w...  Read more

AMYGIRL1972

Back again
3/16/2014 9:59:30 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, here I am again. A separation, two moves, a divorce, and many battles later, I put on everything I'd lost before. I developed some really bad ha...  Read more

KELMIN

Quiet Leadership
3/15/2014 7:41:35 PM,  22 COMMENTS

Another member inspired my blog for today when she pondered the fact that others considered her to be a "leader" but she wasn't so comfortable thinkin...  Read more

DDOORN

Iiiittt's SATURDAY, Woohoo!
3/15/2014 6:38:53 AM,  2 COMMENTS

The last dqy of my work week, thank goodness. Still sort of a long work day but Saturdays always feel so much lighter if that makes sense. We servi...  Read more

AMYGIRL1972

Today's blog, March 14th
3/14/2014 9:39:27 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Better >524 Hey everyone, hope today finds you all doing well. Looks like the snow around here is starting to melt, thank goodness. Sweetie t...  Read more

AMYGIRL1972

Another First! Thanks & Shout Out to Our SparkFamily!
3/14/2014 8:55:03 AM,  24 COMMENTS

Thank you everyone for all of your TREMENDOUS support which pushed one of my recent blogs ("A Change in Perspective: Preparing for Maintenance") towar...  Read more

DDOORN

Today, March 13
3/13/2014 8:44:26 PM,  0 COMMENTS

213 Hello all, hope you had a wonderful day. Also hope you didn't get hit to badly with snow where you are. CAN'T WAIT FOR SPRING. I just want to g...  Read more

AMYGIRL1972

Ever feel like you have lost your blogging voice?
3/12/2014 7:15:34 AM,  4 COMMENTS

213 271 Who's having coffee with me? Good morning all, its 6:30 in the morning. Sweetie just left for work, daughter is getting ready for school...  Read more

AMYGIRL1972

First Day of Spring!
3/11/2014 10:02:22 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Who cares what the calendar sez? Who cares that we're gonna get DUMPED on with another half foot of snow tomorrow? Today was truly the first day...  Read more

DDOORN

Seriously? An ad to promote paranoia in relationships?
3/10/2014 7:44:36 AM,  15 COMMENTS

I don't usually see these things on my computer because I'm blocking ads and flash in my browser.. I only saw it because I was browsing with my...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Berating yourself is damaging.
3/9/2014 3:16:56 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I saw the following image recently on a Facebook post of someone who wants to lose weight: I too was dissatisfied with my health and fitness,...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Breathing In & Breathing Out...
3/8/2014 8:17:15 PM,  25 COMMENTS

Sending a big shout out of appreciation and thanks to everyone for your support on my last blog! Took you all "with" me on my latest medical journey w...  Read more

DDOORN

Heart School
3/4/2014 9:26:49 AM,  32 COMMENTS

I've had this absolutely weird, humorous preoccupation with this old "Far Side" cartoon ever since I knew another intervention was going to be necessa...  Read more

DDOORN

A Change in Perspective: Preparing for Maintenance
2/28/2014 12:04:29 PM,  58 COMMENTS

One of our members of "At Goal and Maintaining" SparkTeam recently expressed worries about relapse and "obsessing" over food. This got me thinking abo...  Read more

DDOORN

Ablating We Will Go!
2/25/2014 12:15:58 PM,  25 COMMENTS

Well my "electrician" or more formally, electrophysiologist got right down to business and scheduled me for my cardiac ablation next week! I'm pleased...  Read more

DDOORN

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