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  • Week Three

    12/4/2014 8:28:18 PM, by COOLGRANDMA03

    Doing well. Not enough pounds down but feel so much better.... Read more

  • what will it take this time?

    11/11/2014 4:27:02 PM, by PUNKYPOWER21

    Here I am again...groundhogs day. I'm writing this entry as I wait for my oncology follow up appointment. I hit a new high with my weight. I'v... Read more

  • Beans, beans and more beans!

    8/20/2014 6:24:10 AM, by SPARTANJAI

    So I've been busy canning beans the past few weeks and something happened last night- my bean shelf is FULL! While I'm not complaining at all- I... Read more

  • cake pic

    8/14/2014 12:37:41 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Here it is- sorry the pic isn't great, it was just a quick one on my phone and... Read more

  • Garden salads.... mmmmmmmmm

    6/26/2014 8:39:55 AM, by SPARTANJAI

    Love this time of year. Hit the garden last night and picked chard, spinach, red leaf lettuce and green leaf lettuce and onion. Couldn't bring ... Read more

  • paying attention

    4/9/2014 7:43:50 AM, by SPARTANJAI

    Ok, I've tracked food for the past 6 days... that may be a record for me. I'm going to try and continue to track and see what happens. I feel i... Read more

  • hmmmmm

    3/6/2014 7:20:13 AM, by SPARTANJAI

    Wonder if I can drop the "not enough time" nonsense and get focused for real this time. Contest at work- but I'm avoiding that as I don't want i... Read more

  • Canning already!

    2/17/2014 6:54:06 AM, by SPARTANJAI

    Generally don't start canning until the snow is off the ground a month or so- but found some really nice asparagus on Friday. Mmmmm spicy pickle... Read more

  • 2014 Winter 5% Challenge

    1/2/2014 9:40:24 PM, by TOKIEMOON

    I joined the 8 week challenge to lose 5% of my weight in order to feel good and look better. I had a lumbar surgery last Spring that cut bone ou... Read more

  • Turning a negative into a positive

    10/25/2013 3:09:24 PM, by MONTYSMAMA423

    I've been a bad bad girl lately. I haven't been logging as much even though I am making an effort. Am I making any progress? Yes, but I need... Read more

  • Last week of Insanity!

    5/28/2013 11:43:52 AM, by SPARTANJAI

    While I can't say that it has gone by quickly, I have noticed that I seem to be getting stronger and our half point weigh & measure did show some... Read more

  • 100,000?

    5/23/2013 2:51:19 PM, by SPARTANJAI

    Hit 100,000 SparkPoints this week and got myself the little gold crown now instead of the silver one. Seems like it took me quite a while to get... Read more

  • Banana Ice cream!

    5/13/2013 10:39:51 AM, by ILMETOO

    I tried it! I loved it! But of course, it didn't work out exactly like it was supposed to. :) I didn't realize until after I had the bananas ... Read more

  • Started tracking...

    5/10/2013 10:26:18 AM, by ILMETOO

    I hate tracking my food. I feel like I spend the whole day thinking about what I'm eating. Ugh. But I was gaining weight, not loosing, so clearly... Read more

  • You people are smart! You people are positive! You people are motivating!

    5/6/2013 10:19:07 PM, by ILMETOO

    I have been lurking the the SP shadows, trying to find that spark in me again. Not exercising. Not eating well. Boooooo I love reading other pe... Read more

  • Home!

    4/8/2013 12:31:14 PM, by ILMETOO

    Well, I did manage to walk my butt off! We put in four 15 hour days of touring. My feet still hurt! :) The food was horrible though! I never want... Read more

  • Vacation! (kinda)

    4/1/2013 10:27:13 AM, by ILMETOO

    Well, didn't keep up on the blog. Working always leaves me wiped out, then coming home to watch as much basketball as I could stay awake for! ... Read more

  • how do you track unconventional exercise?

    3/28/2013 9:22:41 PM, by ILMETOO

    Yesterday You Were All Such Big Help Its Time For Another Question! I Spent The Day At The Zoo Pushing Two Kids (Sometimes Three, Don't Ask) Arou... Read more

  • When do you weigh in?

    3/27/2013 9:43:24 PM, by ILMETOO

    I was dreading the "official" weigh in today. I was down, 0.3lbs, but that is not the point. I am doing a lot of strength training, I love to get... Read more

  • busy day

    3/26/2013 8:44:23 PM, by ILMETOO

    The best of intentions... I started my workout (are you supposed to do 30 day shred every day? seams crazy) and then my son shut the laptop I w... Read more

  • Jillian made me cry

    3/25/2013 9:09:11 PM, by ILMETOO

    Well, almost cry :) I started her 30 day shred today becuse I have been hearing such raves about it. Wow. She is a butt kicker! But also encour... Read more

  • I am part fish

    3/24/2013 4:41:40 PM, by ILMETOO

    Finally! I made it back into the pool! I don't know if any of you are swimmers, but I LOVE it. I was never on a team or anything. I always just p... Read more

  • Today, it didn't happen

    3/23/2013 10:46:35 PM, by ILMETOO

    I might drink enough water, and there is this. Thats about it. Back at it tomorrow!... Read more

  • Friday

    3/22/2013 9:39:39 PM, by ILMETOO

    Its almost the end of the first week. I ate more pizza for breakfast. Then (yes, after I ate it) I thought, hey, just for fun, I'll hop and SP an... Read more

  • Oops

    1/15/2013 2:20:53 PM, by VSG1982

    Soooo - looks like I've been MIA for just under a year - and what a year it's been. The past 6 months have been pretty rough for me, but with th... Read more

  • Wake up

    1/11/2013 7:02:44 PM, by PUNKYPOWER21

    Well, I've been ignoring my nutrition and fitness for awhile and gained back about ten pounds. That's disappointing, but what's worse is that I ... Read more

  • Insanity Day 1+2

    9/30/2012 8:41:48 AM, by PIGTAILEDPUNDIT

    I actually got my butt out of bed to start Insanity today. So so hard but so awesome!:) I clumped together the first fit test along with th... Read more

  • Trying out something different

    9/29/2012 9:59:04 PM, by PIGTAILEDPUNDIT

    Hey Sparkies, how goes it? I'm sorry to report that I've been consistently slacking off in terms of exercise and nutrition. I seem to manag... Read more


    4/17/2012 10:18:09 AM, by FITMEG28

    Yesterday I came home to a sick puppy dog and today I have a work function. Tomorrow I will be back at it. In the meantime, eating right.... Read more


    4/16/2012 9:56:27 AM, by FITMEG28

    I ended up taking Friday and Saturday off from working out, but I made up for it on Sunday. Unfortunately, my eating wasn't all that great this w... Read more


    4/14/2012 8:24:13 AM, by FITMEG28

    Sundays are supposed to be an off day, but I prefer Fridays because I am generally VERY tired or go out right after work. I ate ok yesterday, but... Read more


    4/12/2012 11:25:09 PM, by FITMEG28

    Day #4 is called cardio recovery. There is basically no cardio, but lots of muscle work. My quads are still burning! It felt good to kind of have... Read more


    4/11/2012 8:56:07 PM, by FITMEG28

    Just finished Day #3... drippppping in sweat. My heart is still pounding. It feels so good! I still struggle with completing all the moves. Today... Read more


    4/11/2012 1:23:28 PM, by FITMEG28

    Day #2 was tough - my calves were on fire the whole workout. Multiple stops for stretching, but I made it through more of the workout. I still lo... Read more


    4/10/2012 9:39:36 AM, by FITMEG28

    Last night I completed my first Insanity workout. It was a true indicator of how out of shape I have become. I pushed through the first two circu... Read more

  • 40 Days of Healthy Habits

    2/22/2012 12:45:32 PM, by PUNKYPOWER21

    Okey doke, Lent is here...another reason to form healthy habits. I'm pretty sure that's not what God intended, but I also think he'd be okay wit... Read more

  • running in the rain

    2/4/2012 12:42:46 PM, by JMVOGELMEIER

    I had a great run this morning. 38 degrees outside, it was a misty/light rainy morning. the air was still. I was alone with just my thoughts a... Read more

  • 1/2 marathons here I come

    2/2/2012 8:51:36 PM, by JMVOGELMEIER

    my training for the first 1/2 marathon in April is in full swing. I put 10 miles on the treadmill last night and am going for a short run tonigh... Read more

  • Looking for a new source of inspiration...

    2/1/2012 7:08:39 AM, by VSG1982

    As my progress has slowed, and as I'm entering my busy season at work - I'm realizing that I'm going to have to find new and different ways to ge... Read more

  • A new journey begins - Professionally

    1/30/2012 10:01:31 PM, by JMVOGELMEIER

    I began a new job today, still in the food industry, but better suited for what I am trying to accomplish, losing weight. i will not have the ac... Read more

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