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Day 3. Another Restart
7/11/2014 1:03:34 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Engagement celebrations and the holiday left much to be desired in the way of proper eating and exercising. My average step count for Thursday-Tuesday...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

Not there yet
7/8/2014 7:47:10 PM,  3 COMMENTS

OK, so I haven't made any concrete July goals, which isn't going to help anything. I'm still pondering whether I actually have weight to lose or if I...  Read more

SUSANNA37

June recap and what's next
7/4/2014 7:08:34 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My goal for June was to meet all four of my Sparkstreaks each day, the most important being the ten minutes of daily exercise. I was able to meet the...  Read more

SUSANNA37

Why Is It
7/4/2014 8:44:26 AM,  4 COMMENTS

When I want a particular recipe, I cannot find it? When I don't want that one, yet another one, I can only find the particular recipe I'm looking for...  Read more

JUST_TERE

Drats! Can Anything Go Right?
7/2/2014 10:13:04 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Starting yesterday, when we had dinner at 3:30 because DH was exhausted from the heat and needed to go to sleep (he works outside from about 5:30 to n...  Read more

JUST_TERE

Day 2. Walking to work
7/1/2014 9:39:09 AM,  9 COMMENTS

We walked to work for the first time this morning. The plan is at least 2 days a week. It took us about 45 minutes and it was so nice to have that tim...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

Starting With Spark is a Great Motivator
7/1/2014 7:12:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Since I use FF exclusively, I found a nifty little extension called My Weekly Browsing. I use it to open pages (Ion particular days, such as our local...  Read more

JUST_TERE

Day 1. Restart
6/30/2014 9:28:07 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Didn't realize until this morning that I missed both my steps (by 500) and my Spark Wheel yesterday. So back to Day 1! At least my days of missing one...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

Today is Another Day to Start Over
6/30/2014 8:34:26 AM,  1 COMMENTS

As I was doing something, I cannot remember what, I realized how to rearrange my kitchen. So, I will be taking the shelving where I currently store m...  Read more

JUST_TERE

Day 10. Farm Share Pickup.
6/27/2014 11:36:02 AM,  6 COMMENTS

We had our farm share pickup yesterday and picked up a variety of goodies - turnips, brocolli, kohrabi, bok choy, kale, chard, salad mix, and somethin...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

I did it! Well sort of...
6/26/2014 7:17:11 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I made it to Level 20! Yeah.... funny though, I haven't made my weight loss goal yet. These Spark points are nice, and they help me focus but I am no...  Read more

REBECCAMA

You know what are important? Big toes.
6/25/2014 7:26:40 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I gave my daughter a bath tonight as usual, and I must have stood up weird because my big toe is aching now. I hadn't done my workout for the day yet...  Read more

SUSANNA37

Inventorying a Pantry is HARD Work!
6/24/2014 1:16:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

When I got my Kindle, I found the most wonderful app, "Out of Milk" (available at outofmilk.com and on your Kindle and other places where you get apps...  Read more

JUST_TERE

Day 7. Quick Run
6/24/2014 12:21:53 PM,  6 COMMENTS

This morning I did not want to get up and run. Nope. Nope. Nope. Put it off for an hour then realized that I wouldn't be able to make it up in the eve...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

Day 6. Engagement
6/23/2014 2:00:15 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Apparently I'm already not doing so great at the daily blogging. I won't go back and do the blogs for last few days. The fact that I'm back and haven'...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

Started Another On-Line Course Today
6/23/2014 1:49:34 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've signed up for six Coursea on-line courses this summer; number two started today. I have macro and microeconomics to take. Later this summer is i...  Read more

JUST_TERE

Two Years + some, I'm back again!
6/22/2014 10:51:25 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I read the last blog, and so much has changed. I'm in school now (again, only I don't remember the first two years due to medication). When I realize...  Read more

JUST_TERE

Fitbit Challenge
6/20/2014 9:13:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Still on the lookout for a sparkpartner - no luck. However - Aetna is now offering me $5 a day - for every day that I sync my fitbit to them - an...  Read more

EJGASTON

Good numbers, let's hope we get some more!
6/19/2014 11:58:55 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I don't want to jinx anything for tomorrow, but I'm not sure I believe in that stuff anyway. As I posted the other day I've been trying to stay o...  Read more

REBECCAMA

Day 2. Motivation Boost
6/19/2014 9:23:55 AM,  7 COMMENTS

While out for my run this morning, a van slowed down next to me. My first thought? OMG I'm going to die. Instead, the driver sticks his hand out the w...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

Day 1. (Re)Commitment.
6/18/2014 11:52:53 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Clean slate starting today. I am recommitting to all my streaks and my health. 1. 10,000+ steps per day. 248 total: 11,159 2. 8+ cups water p...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

Going to quickly pat myself on the back here
6/17/2014 10:39:22 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I am going to quickly pat myself on the back here. Even though June has been crazy, and the past few days have been even crazier than I expected I hav...  Read more

REBECCAMA

A good weekend
6/16/2014 1:41:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Jane and I traveled this weekend back to Michigan. The travel itself was stressful (I had to carry the baby and her carseat, as well as the fully-loa...  Read more

SUSANNA37

Didn't reach Checkup goal weight...
6/13/2014 11:38:04 AM,  4 COMMENTS

But That's no BIG Surprise... been snacking it up WAY TOO much! But Feel really good about the exercise I've been doing, as is my doc. My cholest...  Read more

SWEETTOOTH10

Summer 5% challenge exercise and nutrition commitment; Day 13 of newest streak
6/12/2014 12:44:38 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment: 10k/13.1 trainer alternating based on temps/humidity levels 3-4 days a week ST 3-4 days a week Swim...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

Still streaking
6/11/2014 9:17:23 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Good morning! Last night I really didn't feel like getting in my workout. I had planned on doing the twenty-minute dumbbell video, which actuall...  Read more

SUSANNA37

Wah! My Bamboo is NOT Looking Good!
6/3/2014 8:46:28 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I may have lost two of my clumping bamboo plants. By lost, I mean I think they didn't survive the winter. I am very sad. One I just bought last sum...  Read more

PATSYB7

3 days of success
6/3/2014 7:36:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

June 3rd, day three of meeting all my Sparkstreaks! 334...  Read more

SUSANNA37

Coasting/June goal
6/2/2014 2:16:54 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I had been coasting with the numbers on my Start page. It showed that I got down from 160 to 148, which I did, at one point. I was 148.5 a few weeks...  Read more

SUSANNA37

Today I'm having trouble
5/31/2014 7:09:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I just finished Day 1 of Week 3 of the Hundred Pushups program. It was super-hard, and I'm sure the reason behind that is because instead of doing it...  Read more

SUSANNA37

Stop the Presses!
5/28/2014 6:29:17 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Just when I was getting used to the idea of teaching second grade, I have been assigned to third grade. Pros: I get to keep my extensive liter...  Read more

PATSYB7

Memorial Day
5/26/2014 11:07:08 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Happy Memorial Day! Yesterday, I spent most of the day at Forest Park, walking around the zoo, then playing tennis - or trying to play tennis for...  Read more

EJGASTON

Limiting beliefs and Lionís Mane Mushrooms
5/24/2014 6:07:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This entry was posted on May 24, 2014, on http://rennata.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/li
miting-beliefs What is a limiting belief? A limiti...  Read more

MSKANGA

Be Careful What You Wish/Pray For
5/23/2014 9:18:41 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Over the past year or so I have been visualizing my teaching job without my current administration. I thought I would be moving to the newly remodele...  Read more

PATSYB7

HAES - How I got there.
5/23/2014 1:48:06 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This morning I made an important decision. I took the Healthy at Any Size Pledge. From the HAES Community Website: Health at Every Size is b...  Read more

MSKANGA

Just a quick one
5/22/2014 1:33:32 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Things have been up and down lately, but the last few days I've been feeling back in focus. It didn't stop me from making a cake, but I brought half...  Read more

SUSANNA37

Sunday Fun Day
5/19/2014 6:56:43 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Although I was not successful in my attempt to donate platelets, again, I still had a nice day. The Red Cross called when I got home and I am eligibl...  Read more

PATSYB7

Today's goals
5/18/2014 1:16:00 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Get prototype made and posted get outside create art track my eating....  Read more

MSKANGA

Sleeping -
5/11/2014 7:29:08 AM,  0 COMMENTS

With the fitbit ONE, I have been tracking my sleeping consistency and I am quite happy with it - last night, finally a little over 8 hours of sleep, b...  Read more

EJGASTON

Apparently I Am a Crappy Teacher
5/9/2014 7:37:44 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I made the mistake of criticizing my administrator early in the school year. I didn't use his name. We were discussing the new evaluation system and...  Read more

PATSYB7

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