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  • Days 30 and 31

    10/2/2015 9:23:32 AM, by SUSANNA37

    Yesterday I took my dog for a nice long walk. Today I just did a Jessica Smith kickboxing video. I don't really like those, but I toss them in... Read more

  • That wall isn't THAT high!!

    10/1/2015 4:40:13 PM, by BACCAGIRL

    I have hit that proverbial wall: and it's high. It's really high and you know what? It's not THAT high! Ilose to the point of 250lbs and bounce b... Read more

  • Days 28 and 29

    9/30/2015 8:12:30 AM, by SUSANNA37

    Yesterday I walked my dog, though I don't think we got to 10 minutes. Then I thoroughly vacuumed out my boss's car, and let me tell you, I got s... Read more

  • Day 27

    9/28/2015 7:54:17 PM, by SUSANNA37

    I did two Jessica Smith videos today and they kicked my butt. I got thrown off with tracking. I'll pick it back up again tomorrow!... Read more

  • Days 25 and 26

    9/27/2015 11:22:48 AM, by SUSANNA37

    Yesterday I did Jessica Smith's Latin Spice Walking video. Today we went hiking, but it didn't go according to plan. It was cold out, and w... Read more

  • Filing in the Music Office..or not

    9/25/2015 5:14:11 PM, by BACCAGIRL

    I have aquired the job of Music Ministry Librarian at my Church. I was given this responsibility 2 years ago, which is one I hold very seriously!... Read more

  • Day 23 and 24?

    9/25/2015 6:27:16 AM, by SUSANNA37

    Yesterday I had a bad sore throat. I didn't do an official workout or even walk the dog, though I did get outside to play with Jane for almost a... Read more

  • It's a beautiful day....

    9/23/2015 3:11:59 PM, by BACCAGIRL

    It is a beautiful..NO! It is a Gorgeous day outside and where am I? I am sat here, at my computer, not outside enjoying the refreshing outdoor a... Read more

  • Day 22

    9/23/2015 8:15:33 AM, by SUSANNA37

    I walked my dog this morning and decided to venture back into "actual" working out. I did a short Jessica Smith Boot Camp Blowout video, which i... Read more

  • A new day

    9/22/2015 9:31:33 PM, by JIACOLO

    I have learned I need to take each day one at a time with this student. Today was a fairly good day. Such a blessing! He only hit 8 times. An... Read more

  • Day 21

    9/22/2015 7:49:15 PM, by SUSANNA37

    Just a walk again today. I'm hoping to get an actual workout in tomorrow. That's it!... Read more

  • Day 20

    9/21/2015 7:56:19 AM, by SUSANNA37

    My back is still hurting. I walked the dog this morning and then did a ten-minute Jessica Smith cardio for bad backs video. It was really basic... Read more

  • The BLOCK

    9/20/2015 2:54:30 PM, by BACCAGIRL

    Right now my biggest stumbling block is exercise. After receiving injections for muscle weakness which ended up being of opposite effect. d... Read more

  • Day 19

    9/20/2015 2:05:52 PM, by SUSANNA37

    No official workout today. My back is really sore, ever since yesterday's cardio video. I've done it before and I didn't work particularly hard... Read more

  • Day 18

    9/19/2015 9:00:52 AM, by SUSANNA37

    I took the rest of the day yesterday very easy. Jane and I both took a three-hour afternoon nap! I thought I was going to get sicker than I did... Read more

  • Day 16 and 17

    9/18/2015 10:32:02 AM, by SUSANNA37

    Yesterday I walked my dog and did an upper-body workout. It was the first time I'd taken out my resistance band in quite a while. It was nice t... Read more

  • A better day!

    9/17/2015 9:18:09 PM, by JIACOLO

    This morning as I was getting ready I was reading a story about someone who had helped a homeless man. The man stated that he was grateful for t... Read more

  • Food tracker

    9/16/2015 8:11:22 PM, by SUSANNA37

    Just a quick update. I haven't been measuring my food that well, mostly just eye-balling things, but the fact that I'm tracking at all is a huge... Read more

  • Day 14 and 15

    9/16/2015 8:14:34 AM, by SUSANNA37

    Oops, forgot to blog yesterday. Walked my dog twice! I just finished a Jessica Smith 20-minute cardio and now I need to get in the shower to m... Read more

  • Healthy choices?

    9/15/2015 8:49:01 PM, by BACCAGIRL

    Let's think about my choices of foods when I am out: typically very healthy! When I'm with a friend? A bit less healthy but still tend to lean th... Read more

  • Moving forward (?)

    9/14/2015 10:00:45 PM, by JIACOLO

    This new student may be the single greatest challenge of my 16 year teaching career. I know I have the skills and understanding, but I am strugg... Read more

  • Day 13

    9/14/2015 10:26:21 AM, by SUSANNA37

    I stayed home from work today, even though I feel mostly fine. Jane still has a bad cough, and we always complain about the parents who send the... Read more

  • Well that sucks...

    9/14/2015 9:25:39 AM, by REBECCAMA

    After logging in every day for almost 1000 days I broke my log in streak. I was busy during the day yesterday and when I came home our internet w... Read more

  • Day 12

    9/13/2015 12:50:06 PM, by SUSANNA37

    Today is a cheat day. Not in food... well, sort of. We are all sick. My husband has the worst of it, Jane has a yucky-sounding cough but is pl... Read more

  • Day 11

    9/12/2015 10:13:11 AM, by SUSANNA37

    Whew! This morning I did a 45-minute Jessica Smith Cardio Ball Ballet video. Tough! I did manage to track my food yesterday. And breakfa... Read more

  • Day 10

    9/11/2015 8:42:13 AM, by SUSANNA37

    We have to return "Frozen" to the library today, so Jane's getting to watch it one last time this morning. I got my workout in! I decided to do... Read more

  • Day 9 (yesterday)

    9/11/2015 7:47:29 AM, by SUSANNA37

    Yesterday I was in a terrible mood. My daughter was pushing my buttons a little, but mostly she was just being two, and I was reacting completel... Read more

  • Day 8 plus :)

    9/9/2015 8:15:21 AM, by SUSANNA37

    My husband and daughter got out the door early this AM, so I got in a 30-minute video AFTER I'd walked the dog! Feeling great, even if I do have... Read more

  • Day 8 - into week 2!

    9/9/2015 7:04:27 AM, by SUSANNA37

    I again walked my dog this morning. The heat is supposed to break, they swear it! My husband worked out yesterday evening. I'm so glad! H... Read more

  • Day 7

    9/8/2015 8:53:41 PM, by SUSANNA37

    Short and sweet: just walked the dog this morning. HEATWAVE! ... Read more

  • Labor Day over

    9/7/2015 8:43:16 PM, by JIACOLO

    It was a busy weekend filled with food, fun, family, and friends. I surprised myself several times by stopping eating or turning down food. Thi... Read more

  • My biggest support

    9/7/2015 7:43:08 PM, by BACCAGIRL

    I would just like to acknowledge my biggest supporter of my weight loss journey, my mother, who although struggles with weight issues herself n... Read more

  • Day 6

    9/7/2015 7:53:33 AM, by SUSANNA37

    Jessica Smith's Boot Camp Blowout video done! I've been doing her #FitIn15 playlist lately. I liked the Summer of Strength challenge too (even ... Read more

  • SP Challenges

    9/6/2015 12:49:54 PM, by SUSANNA37

    I was just looking at SparkGuy's email and the link to the 30-day challenges.
    ... Read more

  • Days 4-5

    9/6/2015 8:01:08 AM, by SUSANNA37

    Yesterday I did a Jessica Smith video, and surprise, today I did too. I am obsessed! But with good reason! Today we'll be g... Read more

  • Labor Day Weekend

    9/4/2015 11:40:22 PM, by JIACOLO

    Here's to the official end of summer. I need to get myself into action and get things done!... Read more

  • Day 3

    9/4/2015 8:04:48 AM, by SUSANNA37

    I've already worked out! I put on a show for my daughter (which is not my favorite way to "entertain" her, but...) and I did a Jessica Smith vid... Read more

  • Day 2

    9/3/2015 7:42:50 PM, by SUSANNA37

    Starting a new streak! Back to my workout-for-100-days plan! (It wasn't broken, don't fix it!) I stress so much, so often about my body an... Read more

  • Day 1

    9/2/2015 7:39:52 PM, by SUSANNA37

    OK, so maybe every time I miss posting a blog, the counter resets! My birthday was last week. I'd like this to be the year that I find some... Read more

  • Waiting for rock bottom

    9/1/2015 10:15:58 PM, by JIACOLO

    Last night I tried on some new pants I bought in the hopes they would fit. Of course they didn't which really wasn't a surprise to me. It did d... Read more

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