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  • Tuesday Morning

    6/2/2015 12:18:02 PM, by COOP9002

    Our family is thankful for the outpouring of prayers and support for my mother-in-law as she copes with what she calls a "quiet" house. On a diff... Read more

  • Hiking and Biking pics - Happy Spring!

    6/2/2015 11:57:29 AM, by STEPHM-ARATHON

    I've been making good on my goal to get out there and be more active lately to burn extra calories in a relaxing way (when it hasn't been raining... Read more

  • Summer Countdown Streak

    6/1/2015 10:46:28 PM, by JULIA_RUN2SMILE

    Ok, time to get back on track. Set new goals and move. I completed two HUGE goals just over one month ago and I am very proud of it - Bosto... Read more

  • Lots of Points for Start of June

    6/1/2015 11:30:16 AM, by KATIEASP

    I think today I've racked up more points than ever before! Good start for June, except that I am going to the doctor this morning to find out why... Read more

  • Prayer Request

    6/1/2015 11:00:38 AM, by COOP9002

    it may seem like a strange request to some. Would you please add my mother-in-law, Mildred, to your prayer list. She is having her dog put down t... Read more

  • What seeing the 160s on the scale will mean to me...

    6/1/2015 10:54:01 AM, by SHANNYMEDIC

    If anyone has went to my page, you can see some of the things I have gone through the last few years. Along with that, my weight only went up. ... Read more

  • June Challenge Starts TODAY. Ready, set, BOOM. (That was the sound of me dropping a hammer.)

    6/1/2015 10:06:14 AM, by MCOTTRILL

    You know what? May was exactly what I needed. I only lost 2 lbs over the course of the month, but I worked out consistently (5 days on average... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/31/2015 2:31:29 PM, by COOP9002

    Our community service went well. Hopefully we were able to collect some significant funds for the needy in our community. blessings... Read more

  • Last Day of the Month Cleaning

    5/31/2015 12:34:41 PM, by KATIEASP

    I decided that I was going to make my apartment look how I want it to look today. I am going to clean it all up and put everything away where it ... Read more

  • I am back at it!

    5/30/2015 11:38:59 PM, by OBXFIREGUY

    It has been a long time since I have been on. So mad at myself because I have lost what I hard worked so hard for. I was a lean and mean runnin... Read more

  • Saturday

    5/30/2015 12:38:01 PM, by COOP9002

    well our annual celebration is in full swing. fortunately, we live far enough away from it, that we can still live our lives and not worry about ... Read more

  • Long stressful day...

    5/29/2015 7:41:10 PM, by RUDITUDI2000

    Well, it's been a stress filled day! There was good news at the end of it! I had a scary new mass on my breast that needed an ultrasound. Praise ... Read more

  • Friday

    5/29/2015 12:40:09 PM, by COOP9002

    I was fortunate to get a run in before the rains hit this morning. This could be one wet weekend for our annual community event. Hope your F... Read more

  • Can't Shake It

    5/29/2015 12:04:15 PM, by KATIEASP

    I need to get over this cold. It's the worst I've had in years! I am trying to power through it. I have not stopped exercising... ;(... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/28/2015 10:11:57 AM, by COOP9002

    It was a gorgeous morning for some outdoor activity. Today is the final day before the craziness that is "Anchor Fest" settles in on our little t... Read more

  • Wednesday

    5/27/2015 10:36:32 AM, by COOP9002

    i received an interesting piece of correspondence in the mail. all i can say at this time is that it sounds like an interesting opportunity if th... Read more

  • I Am An Athlete

    5/27/2015 10:05:18 AM, by BOILHAM

    I have some remarkably fit athletes in my family. One is a professional, a mixed martial arts champion. I would assume his name is recognizable t... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/26/2015 4:58:48 PM, by COOP9002

    The storms passed just in time to allow me an outdoor run this morning. i have been trying to catch up with the day off yesterday. I was able to ... Read more

  • Holy migraine Batman!

    5/26/2015 4:37:29 PM, by POISONGIRL999

    Now I'm normally someone who stays pretty mum about my migraines. Not that I don't mention them but I really get annoyed by those people that po... Read more

  • Need to swim more

    5/26/2015 3:54:47 PM, by KATIEASP

    I swam a 500 today and I haven't swam in months. I decided that I need to do it more. I feel awesome! :)... Read more

  • Buffalo Marathon, Part 2 - Community Support

    5/25/2015 5:28:58 PM, by MOBYCARP

    A lot has been written about the Spark People community. In addition to the official bragging, many members have said that the community has hel... Read more

  • Memorial Day

    5/25/2015 2:10:14 PM, by COOP9002

    After a quick breakfast, I made it out on this beautiful morning for a nice run. Since our grass is starting to get a little tall, i decided to g... Read more

  • The scale!

    5/25/2015 12:19:44 PM, by RUDITUDI2000

    I'm not liking the scale today. It is just not moving in the direction I wish it too. Wishing is not enough. I will be making some changes to my ... Read more

  • A weekend setback won't get me off my game!

    5/25/2015 10:35:52 AM, by SHANNYMEDIC

    After 2 weeks of being on the wagon and giving it my all (7.4 pounds lost), we had company come into town this weekend. I tried my best....ok, w... Read more

  • Gili Islands

    5/25/2015 1:25:24 AM, by APED7969

    In less than 4 weeks I'm off to the Gili Islands. I was hoping to lose some weight before the trip. I have lost a few kilos but it appears I have... Read more

  • 200 points on a sick day

    5/24/2015 11:34:49 PM, by KATIEASP

    Just thought I'd give myself the 3 extra points here to make 200 for the day. I also have an annoying head cold, so I'm trying to make myself fee... Read more

  • Race Report: 2015 Buffalo Marathon

    5/24/2015 7:16:00 PM, by MOBYCARP

    I didn't sleep well last night. Part of that may have been having some coffee later than I should have, but most of it was being keyed up in... Read more

  • Thankful for their sacrifice

    5/24/2015 1:54:51 PM, by COOP9002

    on this day I often remember those in our family whom we've lost over the years. My maternal grandfather always comes to mind. He served in Patto... Read more

  • Thoughts of today - alternatives to gels.

    5/23/2015 10:35:54 PM, by ACTIVE_AT_60

    Runners and cyclists are often using gels for carbohydrates during a race. If you are one of them, do you know there are alternatives. One i... Read more

  • Racing on the road, figuratively as well as literally

    5/23/2015 4:03:46 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Every road race I've run has been local, in the sense they have been close enough for me to sleep in my own bed and eat breakfast from my own kit... Read more

  • Saturday

    5/23/2015 2:07:59 PM, by COOP9002

    Enjoying a beautiful morning in mid-Mo. Took our daughters out to eat last night and then picked up a few things we needed. Hope your Saturd... Read more

  • It's been over a year and I forgot my spark password

    5/23/2015 1:07:51 AM, by FB_000

    First let me say that I'm entering this blog post via a mobile device, so excuse the screw ups. Have you ever been away from Spark so long ... Read more

  • 15 days

    5/22/2015 5:36:27 PM, by RUDITUDI2000

    For the past 15 days I've kept my commitment to myself to workout a minimum of 10 minutes! Gonna keep this going. Consistency! <... Read more

  • Metabolism Test = Wake Up Call

    5/22/2015 2:37:46 PM, by CHEMCHIC2006

    I'm just going to leave this here (and hope that in a few months, it won't matter anymore... https://purplerunningpug
    .wordpress.... Read more

  • Friday

    5/22/2015 12:28:47 PM, by COOP9002

    Hope you have a great holiday weekend. Got a nice run in this morning, and now i'm getting ready for a Senior Adult luncheon. it will be nice to ... Read more

  • Taper Thursday

    5/21/2015 9:25:32 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Taper week is more than half done, and I'm surviving it. Today's schedule called for an easy 4 miles. Tuesday I ran my easy 4 at noon. Tod... Read more

  • On the Train Again

    5/21/2015 5:45:54 PM, by RUNFREE4ME

    For 2 years I maintained a weight of 155 and now I am at 163. I realize that this is not a huge gain but I am quite unhappy with myself. I would ... Read more

  • Worried about this weekend...

    5/21/2015 11:15:54 AM, by POISONGIRL999

    And every weekend after that. Memorial weekend usually starts off our summer camping. I love it, but with it comes hard to make food choice... Read more

  • Sunny Thursday

    5/21/2015 10:29:31 AM, by COOP9002

    Sun is shining today. I was able to get outside for a rather brisk run this morning. However, I am so thankful to be able to get outside for exer... Read more

  • Marathon...DONE...next???

    5/20/2015 3:27:07 PM, by RUNFREE4ME

    Four and a half months ago I signed up to do a marathon. I completed that marathon 4 days ago on May 17,2015. It is a great feeling of accomplish... Read more

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