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To Control or to Learn?
8/18/2014 8:45:02 AM,  3 COMMENTS

If you say, "I'm feeling really stressed. I've been doing some inner work and it's not helping. Could you help me explore what this stress is about?",...  Read more

STORMIE62

Empty Nest and Fitness Coach-My Hubby!
8/17/2014 3:35:52 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Life has been different, a little sad, wonderful, crazy and always a gift these past two weeks. New experiences, like your first son, who is ama...  Read more

SOPHINEZ

Are We Listening To Ourselves?
8/17/2014 2:06:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

What's stopping YOU right now at this very moment from losing weight and looking the best you can? Write down everything that's stopping you from reac...  Read more

STORMIE62

Weight Management Superstars! 14 THOUSAND pounds, kept off for almost 800 years!
8/12/2014 9:19:02 PM,  108 COMMENTS

None of us here want to lose the weight only to turn around and gain it back. So just getting it off is only part of the battle. KEEPING it off is t...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Simple singular moments
8/10/2014 11:17:12 AM,  5 COMMENTS

While my coffee buddy is having coffee in his own kitchen today, i took all of the great advice so many of you offered and celebrated this cup o...  Read more

SOPHINEZ

His First Dance in 2010
8/7/2014 3:16:32 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Yeah, empty nest moment doesn't help. I am not good at this....  Read more

SOPHINEZ

Beginnings & Endings
8/6/2014 3:52:53 PM,  7 COMMENTS

One birdie now in his own nest, last family meal together until we bring him Thanksgiving. Mama bird has one left in the nest now. ...  Read more

SOPHINEZ

Oscar Takes the Win!
8/5/2014 7:57:07 AM,  11 COMMENTS

For no reason I could credibly defend, I was a grouch this past weekend. Ever been there?...  Read more

SOPHINEZ

Beware the barrenness of a busy life
8/4/2014 8:24:35 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Beware the barrenness of a busy life - Socrates I read that several times, then it dawned on me what it really meant. Yes, you may be rushing...  Read more

STORMIE62

Simple Things & Mindful Living
8/1/2014 12:09:37 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Sewing on a button, slowed me down and gave me a moment to realize how simple we can make our complicated lives. One thing at a time. One more fitn...  Read more

SOPHINEZ

More Fitness less Appetite!
7/30/2014 9:49:58 AM,  6 COMMENTS

My son made this great post/5K dinner the other night. I noticed how much more satisfying food is and that I tend to feel fuller and fuller sooner!...  Read more

SOPHINEZ

Birthday 5 K done, now we dine!
7/28/2014 8:46:12 PM,  6 COMMENTS

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SOPHINEZ

More paddling Arkansas
7/26/2014 8:33:47 AM,  14 COMMENTS

I got back in my whitewater boat on July 4 and spent the last three weekends in it, and some weekdays. July 4 weekend I went camping with a...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

There is no remote control
7/21/2014 10:27:17 AM,  7 COMMENTS

There is no dramatic pause in life. When the boat rocks and disaster strikes, no doubt there is pain. But inevitably, your future has to go...  Read more

STORMIE62

Paddling in Arkansas
6/15/2014 8:03:51 AM,  51 COMMENTS

Some of the most critical boxes have been unpacked, I have a functional kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. My living room is my gym. I haven't really t...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Weekend with LESLIELENORE, goodbye NY
5/20/2014 12:51:42 AM,  22 COMMENTS

I am being relocated to Arkansas soon for my job, and LESLIELENORE came to visit for the weekend to say "goodbye" and help me get ready for the move....  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Aww, thanks for the shout out!
4/2/2014 7:23:27 AM,  15 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

Seriously? An ad to promote paranoia in relationships?
3/10/2014 7:44:36 AM,  16 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

Riding horses in Chile
2/3/2014 8:21:14 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Uploading photos at this hostel is ridiculous. I spent 30 minutes on the first attempt and it got to 97% before dropping the connection, forcing me...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Penguin Cuteness
2/3/2014 8:14:44 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Waiting to ride horses in Chile but in the meantime I thought some of you might enjoy this picture my friend Axel took while we were in Antarcti...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Kayaking in Antarctica
2/1/2014 5:43:08 AM,  15 COMMENTS

My first movie, ever, cobbled together with footage from the Coolpix plus whatever stills were available during the "down" time while returning throug...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

25,594 steps at the bottom of the world
1/19/2014 11:24:27 PM,  15 COMMENTS

We hiked around a lot today in the local national park and looked at the permanent ice field above the town where there's a ski resort in the winter....  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Greetings from the Bottom of the Earth
1/18/2014 10:01:57 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Greetings from the southernmost tip of Argentina, the city of Ushuaia. I'm here with my friends Axel and Suan and we are preparing to get on a...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Review of the Spark People 28-day Bootcamp DVD
1/1/2014 9:35:43 AM,  27 COMMENTS

For a link to the full review, go here: docs.google.com/document/d/1kwVRIciiRlXQ
9tWr-3rz2iXtvKJ8xPUJM9ze21OH2RQ/pub Because formatting is...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Dancing with the Binghamtonians
11/14/2013 8:26:09 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Last Saturday I enjoyed meeting up with DDOORN, ANNIEMAC_98, and her husband for an afternoon of Contra and English Country Dancing. None of them had...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Spark Meetup in Binghamton, NY Sat 11/9
11/5/2013 12:12:05 AM,  12 COMMENTS

If youre anywhere near Binghamton NY, come join me and DDOORN at a beginner-friendly contra dancing event happening next Saturday, November 9 in Bing...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Post-apocalyptic kayaking with LESLIELENORE and her brother
10/7/2013 7:04:42 PM,  18 COMMENTS

This past weekend the bf and I went to a contra dance in Buffalo - loads of fun - dancing until late Friday night and all day Saturday (HR monitor rep...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Kayaking 14 miles through 4 locks with 12 friends
9/30/2013 8:12:04 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Last year I kayaked with LESLIELENORE and her brother and two others in the canal between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. http://www.sparkpeople.co...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Weve kept off 6.5 tons for 629 years!
8/21/2013 8:39:01 PM,  47 COMMENTS

While there are 17,156 members in the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team (teams.sparkpeople.com/maintaining), 215 of them have...  Read more

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Hoopin' with ZIRCADIA and a weekend in northern VT
7/31/2013 12:10:38 AM,  19 COMMENTS

The bf and I went to Vermont last weekend and on the way stopped to see ZIRCADIA. We didn't have much time, but there was enough to take a really nic...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Regain happens. The most important thing is what you do about it.
7/18/2013 12:45:30 AM,  88 COMMENTS

I started at 335.6 lbs in 2007, got down to 326.2 in late 2008. I reached my initial goal weight (under 160) in early 2010. I have been up and dow...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

The Creep Is Not My Friend
6/15/2013 7:03:58 AM,  28 COMMENTS

Its my 9th month maintenance anniversary today and 16 months since I first signed on to Spark. The next three months on Spark are especially importan...  Read more

TORTISE110

A Quote from an Author Who Inspires Me
6/8/2013 1:36:55 PM,  14 COMMENTS

"When we expose our own hurt or fear, we actually give others permission to be more authentic. ... While it takes courage to be vulnerable, the reward...  Read more

TORTISE110

Im back in my fat pants.
6/3/2013 6:37:57 PM,  485 COMMENTS

Once upon a time, when I was over 335 lbs, I had a favorite pair of 4x batik rayon pants. The colors were subdued enough to work with my (then) very...  Read more

4A-HEALTHY-BMI

18 days to go, starting to doubt myself...
5/28/2013 5:36:50 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am training for Tour de Cure, a bicycle fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. Funds are allocated as follows- in this link- http:...  Read more

MISALINDA

A Reflection on Serenity & Spark
5/26/2013 10:18:01 AM,  13 COMMENTS

I am not a religious person, nor do I belong to AA or any other 12-step program. But I love the Serenity Prayer. For me it speaks to what we do here...  Read more

TORTISE110

23!
5/23/2013 12:50:23 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I am training for Tour de Cure, a bicycle fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. Funds are allocated as follows- in this link- http://...  Read more

MISALINDA

Restless Leg Syndrome
5/23/2013 4:35:54 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Yes I have it, and its not pleasant having your legs cramp up when your in bed, or jerk by themselves if you sit too long. I read that too much excer...  Read more

ROGER_SNOOPY

24 days, time to ramp it up!
5/22/2013 7:56:54 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I am training for Tour de Cure, a bicycle fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. Funds are allocated as follows- in this link- http://...  Read more

MISALINDA

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