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  • 1/3 of the way there

    3/3/2014 9:15:28 AM, by MEL9036

    I have lost 20 lbs. now and realized I am 1/3 of the way to my final goal. Taken from that perspective, it feels good! In addition to the... Read more

  • 17 lbs. and obese no more!

    2/11/2014 9:47:06 AM, by MEL9036

    Today's weigh-in has me 17.1 lbs. down from my starting weight. Not only that but I am now in the "overweight" BMI category and no longer consid... Read more

  • Interesting Statistics from my SparkPeople Past

    1/27/2014 3:58:33 PM, by MEL9036

    Apparently, I had a bit of free time this afternoon! I ran some reports to review my weight journey and found some interesting (to me anyway) th... Read more

  • SMART Goals

    1/20/2014 6:03:10 PM, by SHERA8805

    My goals for BLC 24 Goal 1: Lose 20 lbs > track food > high intensity workouts 3x/week > 8 glasses of water each day > 7 hours of sl... Read more

  • Early success from humbling reality

    1/7/2014 10:11:52 AM, by MEL9036

    The end of 2013 may have finally been the straw that broke this camel's back. The Sunday before Christmas, I was bending down to put laund... Read more

  • Stopping Holiday Gain Plan

    12/15/2013 10:11:58 PM, by SHERA8805

    The exercise focus was actually handed to me. The local gym offers a 2 month program if approved by your physician to join. So I signed up and wi... Read more

  • Power Yoga

    10/11/2013 2:37:20 PM, by ERICAFLECK

    Today I did a Power Yoga class. It kicked my butt; being in the hospital for a month with the little one didn't help anything. I did lose 10 poun... Read more

  • Buddy System Anyone??

    9/29/2013 5:07:00 PM, by ERICAFLECK

    I'd love to find a buddy to help with my goals and keep me on track and i would do the same for them; anyone interested?... Read more

  • Trying to get back in shape

    9/29/2013 5:05:28 PM, by ERICAFLECK

    So now that my little one is done with her surgeries and I'm in my 4th decade of life i have keep myself healthy for my kids and set a good examp... Read more

  • Race Day

    8/31/2013 6:41:26 AM, by SHERA8805

    Today is race day Lastís Year Time: 52:44.5 Today is the Womenís 4 Miler, a race I have run every year since 1997. I have watched it grow ... Read more

  • BLC 22 journey

    8/19/2013 9:45:01 PM, by SHERA8805

    Up until this weekend, I would have said I weathered the journey pretty well. But as usual, i go off track. At least is getting easier to find my... Read more

  • I fell Off Bad

    8/19/2013 9:25:26 AM, by MRSPATM1

    My fat girl was acting up something terrible this past week but at its worse this weekend. Ugh, ok time to get back on track today. I need moti... Read more

  • BLC 22 mid challenge review

    7/22/2013 8:16:06 PM, by SHERA8805

    So have passed the halfway mark in the BLC 22 challenge and on track to meet my initial goal Goal 15lbs Loss to date: 8lbs But looking ... Read more

  • Making me healthier

    6/18/2013 7:23:26 AM, by JMSA67

    I have been doing my best to eat healthier and get more exercise to lose weight. But mostly to get myself to a healthier place. I do not focus on... Read more

  • No Scale

    6/11/2013 4:49:36 PM, by JMSA67

    I am not going to say the number on the scale doesn't matter. but, I do not focus on those numbers. The reason I am here on this site is to get h... Read more

  • Visions of my future

    6/9/2013 12:26:21 AM, by JMSA67

    Question is : Who, what, where, when, how, will I be doing in ten years from now? In ten years, I will be headed toward my 35th wedding anni... Read more

  • My Motivation Goals

    6/6/2013 6:50:48 PM, by JMSA67

    I seem to run out of motivation. Not that there are not people trying to motivate me. I am just not feeling motivated as much as I would like to.... Read more

  • Changing up my workout plans

    5/28/2013 9:31:49 AM, by JMSA67

    On my gym days I recently started joining the step class, so I am not ready to change that up yet. But, I am going to try changing things up on n... Read more

  • My pep talk to self this morning

    5/21/2013 9:51:43 AM, by MRSPATM1

    Started out kinda rocky and rough, started from the bottom now I'm here. Pep talk: I will do better tomorrow, because I know better. Patien... Read more

  • My Spark Solution Review

    5/20/2013 9:45:46 PM, by JMSA67

    When I ordered the Spark Solution Book, I didn't know exactly what it entailed. I was pleasantly surprised. I knew I like the other Spark book an... Read more

  • Stress?

    5/12/2013 12:18:15 AM, by JMSA67

    It's interesting, the SparkCoach question and topic today was about stress? Do I stress about weight loss? No. Does my stress affect my weight lo... Read more

  • Fitness Goals

    5/9/2013 9:27:34 AM, by JMSA67

    My real fitness goals are endless. I want to be physically able to participate in high endurance and fun activities. I want to run 5K's and more.... Read more

  • Sabotaging my efforts

    5/3/2013 10:05:14 PM, by JMSA67

    So, I am asked, is someone sabotaging my weight loss goals? Most of the people in my life do not intentionally try to sabotage. My husband likes ... Read more

  • Rainy Day but its Friday so in my mind its Sunny out

    5/3/2013 12:43:06 PM, by MRSPATM1

    The weather is horrible but I'm glad its Friday. Still sleep deprived but mental state is not as bad as yesterday. My baby is still struggling ... Read more

  • Horrible Morning

    5/2/2013 9:41:45 AM, by MRSPATM1

    I'm having such a horrible morning, functioning on 2 hours of sleep maybe and I just cried. I'm disgusted with myself, weight is out of control ... Read more

  • May Goals

    5/1/2013 11:50:16 PM, by JMSA67

    Happy May! This months goals 1. Be more positive. 2. Get outside and play with my son. Run, chase, swing, whatever keeps me moving. 3. K... Read more

  • SparkCoach! Week 3 day 1

    4/30/2013 8:31:23 AM, by JMSA67

    Question is, what is my true motivation? What do I hope to achieve or experience after reaching my goal? My true motivations would be: 1. Ge... Read more

  • My excuses to not working out

    4/22/2013 11:21:33 AM, by JMSA67

    I try to work out every day. Sometimes I don't workout because I just don't have the motivation. Some days I just get started and do it anyway. A... Read more

  • Changes in me

    4/20/2013 10:19:14 PM, by JMSA67

    Since starting with SparkPeople to make my healthy lifestyle change, I have noticed some changes. I am not trying to focus on the scale numbers. ... Read more

  • SparkCoach- quick and easy meal ideas

    4/14/2013 12:32:46 AM, by JMSA67

    Quicks and easy meal ideas Breakfast is usually quick and easy. Oatmeal with fruit, hard boiled egg or some yogurt. Cold cereal and banana... Read more

  • SparkCoach- SMART changes

    4/8/2013 12:07:21 AM, by JMSA67

    So, on SparkCoach I am encouraged to think about my current goals. After reading and watching video, I might want to rethink my goal and make cha... Read more

  • Gym time

    3/23/2013 5:04:02 PM, by JMSA67

    Today was the third day I went to the gym. First day (Wednesday) I was with the personal trainer. She had me work on some machines and do some ex... Read more

  • OMG!! Has it been a month

    3/22/2013 11:32:19 AM, by VICKILYN4

    since I have been on here. It doesn't seem that long. I have been up to my eyeballs in work and also been very sick. I am proud through becaus... Read more

  • Joined a Gym

    3/20/2013 5:26:04 PM, by JMSA67

    So, my husband has tried to encourage me to join the local YMCA. I have just put it off. The other day I went to get info to join and that same d... Read more

  • A little better

    3/11/2013 11:29:51 PM, by JMSA67

    Yesterday, Sunday, I went outside and helped my husband clear some brush and rake leaves. I was out there for about 2 and a half hours. I felt go... Read more

  • The Road To Recovery

    3/10/2013 12:26:59 AM, by MRSPATM1

    My gallbladder surgery was a sucess. However, the last 5 days were rough. I was I was so uncomforable I couldn't sleep even with the Vicodin. I... Read more

  • A better week

    3/3/2013 10:44:01 PM, by JMSA67

    Though I have not pushed 100% again this week. I did better than the last few. I logged my food better and did well on what I eat. I am just noti... Read more


    2/28/2013 3:48:50 PM, by MRSPATM1

    My surgery is scheduled for March 5, 2013. The surgery will last anywhere from 1 1/2 - 2 hours and I will be off from work about a 1 week maybe ... Read more

  • The Battle of Cold and Flu Season

    2/26/2013 1:26:33 PM, by MRSPATM1

    Thought I made it through most of the winter without getting sick, which never happens. Ha, ha jokes on me. I have a cold now and I hope that i... Read more

  • Discouraged

    2/23/2013 11:38:38 PM, by JMSA67

    This week I feel like things just didn't go as planned. I have not been as motivated physically as I have mentally. I am not giving up or giving ... Read more

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