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August goals
7/30/2014 11:16:31 AM,  2 COMMENTS

July was a month where I stopped challenging myself. That won't happen for August. In June, I stuck to my daily streaks and I was proud of mysel...  Read more

SUSANNA37

Day 20. Busy, productive weekend.
7/28/2014 1:36:47 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Fiance and I got a lot done this weekend - picked our venue (we have a meeting on Wed to book it), got a few gifts, picked out rings to be ordered lat...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

So Hot...!
7/23/2014 3:41:45 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Just a quick blog before work. It is soo... hot today that my appetite is low... I 'm Trying to eat on lower end of ranges, and definitely more fresh...  Read more

SWEETTOOTH10

Day 14. 1 Mile Run.
7/22/2014 9:44:23 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Did a 1-mile test as part of BLC wrap up yesterday. I have dropped my pace to 9:24! Not sure I could have gone much further, but I did it! 226 ...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

Day 13. Back on track
7/21/2014 9:48:01 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Went out for my 13.1 Trainer run again for the first time in 4 weeks. It was tough, but I felt AMAZING after it was done. I'm really looking forward t...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

Day 10. BLC wrapup/reflection
7/18/2014 9:50:50 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This round of BLC, I stepped outside my comfort zone and into a new team. I had been with the foxes (previously cougars) for many many rounds, and I w...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

Day 9. Beet sliders
7/17/2014 9:17:12 AM,  5 COMMENTS

We made beet sliders last night with beets from the farm. (recipe: www.realfoodfinds.com/recipes/vegetarian/g
rilled-beet-sliders/beet-sliders/ )....  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

Day 8. Mac N Cheese
7/16/2014 12:40:39 PM,  6 COMMENTS

We had a box of mac n cheese lying around and decided to make a quick dinner out of it last night. We made some alterations that made it delicious, he...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

Day 7. My happy moment of the day
7/15/2014 2:39:41 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I had a great five minute happy moment this morning. Jason Mraz's new CD is out (released today), and while I haven't bought it yet, I was able to lis...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

Day 6. Weekend victories
7/14/2014 1:49:20 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Spent the weekend back at home with our parents again, except this time we had a little bit more control. I was able to meet my stepping goals both da...  Read more

FANCYSIMAGES

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,  5 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,  11 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

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