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  • Did I or did I not?

    11/28/2015 5:39:59 PM, by BACCAGIRL

    For my Thanksgiving meal I hosted my younger brother and his partner. ...which meant my participation in the preparation of the meal. My mother... Read more

  • Bad Back

    11/28/2015 9:40:01 AM, by SUSANNA37

    I'm into the second week of the Jessica Smith DVD set, and my husband says I look different. Yay! But yesterday I threw my back out while d... Read more

  • Blessed be...

    11/20/2015 1:32:23 PM, by BACCAGIRL

    As we made the 3.5hr drive, to Boston, to visit our aunt in the I.C.U I still worried that I wouldn't make it back in time for my 5:00 rehearsal... Read more

  • Day 3 Jessica Smith

    11/19/2015 3:12:45 PM, by SUSANNA37

    I just did the suggested workout for day 3 of Jessica Smith's The Ultimate Workouts for Weight Loss: 4-DVD Collection. Eh. (Part of my apathy m... Read more

  • Day 2 with DVDs

    11/18/2015 7:52:02 PM, by SUSANNA37

    I'm still unimpressed. I don't know what it is about these videos that is so different than her YouTube channel, but I just don't like the four ... Read more

  • The app wins!

    11/18/2015 11:08:03 AM, by BACCAGIRL

    So my computer has been fried and is still out at the repair shop....haven't been able to properly check in, blog or log for about 3weeks! Then ... Read more

  • New DVDs

    11/17/2015 8:19:05 PM, by SUSANNA37

    I bought Jessica Smith's The Ultimate Workouts for Weight Loss DVDs and they arrived today. I'll be honest, I didn't love the first day's wo... Read more

  • Friday

    11/13/2015 11:49:24 AM, by SUSANNA37

    Friday the 13th! I just did two Jessica Smith videos, abs, and cardio. Short ones, but it felt good. I ordered one of her DVD sets yesterd... Read more

  • Doing my best

    11/11/2015 8:33:04 AM, by SUSANNA37

    ...which is all I can do. Today, it was walking the dog in the 20 minutes I have between dropping off DD and DH, and before I have to head to wo... Read more

  • Walking like crazy

    11/7/2015 10:38:10 AM, by SUSANNA37

    On Thursday, I came to Baltimore and met up with my husband, and we came down to DC together to find an apartment for next year. (We did!) But... Read more

  • Yes...I'm completely out!

    11/3/2015 11:01:51 AM, by BACCAGIRL

    Connected to all of you right now by my Android.I have a perfectly good desk top computer at home which is failing to hold its Internet connectio... Read more

  • Tuesday

    11/3/2015 8:31:19 AM, by SUSANNA37

    I did get a workout in the morning, victory! I have a million other things to do, but on my quick stop back at the house between dropping DD... Read more

  • Monday

    11/2/2015 7:22:38 AM, by SUSANNA37

    I did a workout this morning, while also trying to get lunches packed, eat breakfast, get showered, and get us dressed and out the door. Jane is... Read more

  • Sunday

    11/1/2015 9:24:46 AM, by SUSANNA37

    I wrote a blog a few days ago but it looks like it never saved. Today I did Jessica Smith's Bodyweight Basics video. Whenever I haven't wor... Read more

  • My journey? My what?

    10/31/2015 10:37:01 AM, by BACCAGIRL

    Checking in with you all this morning after days of just not even checking in with myself. I have not been eating badly, but exercise has been fo... Read more

  • Invitation: Create a New Year's goal now (and meet your goal by 1/1/16)

    10/27/2015 7:01:39 PM, by ABBY_G

    Hello, Rather than waiting until 1/1/16 to make your New Year's resolution, consider making a goal that you want to meet by 1/1/2016 and doi... Read more

  • Day 4-5

    10/27/2015 7:59:55 AM, by SUSANNA37

    I very well might have to start the count over since I don't want to exercise right now. I mean, I *want* to. But since I can't shower, I don't... Read more

  • Day 3

    10/25/2015 3:09:41 PM, by SUSANNA37

    So here's the problem: We have silt in our well water. We can't drink it or wash with it. So I'm not really wanting to work up a sweat since ... Read more

  • Day 2

    10/24/2015 4:55:13 PM, by SUSANNA37

    Not a real workout to report, but I both walked around a LOT at a store with my daughter, and just did a child-yoga video with her. Easy-peasy a... Read more

  • Day 1 Again

    10/23/2015 7:46:13 AM, by SUSANNA37

    This is not a failure. It's a way to feel good about having consistency (which I will get back to)! I'm going to work out every day for 10 ... Read more

  • I don't know what day it is

    10/20/2015 8:11:59 AM, by SUSANNA37

    I mean, it's Tuesday. But I've lost track of my day count, and I just have a second to update. I'm not doing well. Between being stressed ... Read more

  • Yes, I'm talking up Spark People today....

    10/19/2015 10:54:44 AM, by BACCAGIRL

    Went to the place in my heart where I was the most sincere....about myself, last night: and this is what I found: a real truth. A truth that told... Read more

  • Concrete Angels

    10/15/2015 12:16:24 PM, by BACCAGIRL

    As I listen to this song...a favorite of mine which I just can't explain away..explains that I could fly away to a place where I'm loved...yet I ... Read more

  • Days 39-42

    10/14/2015 4:16:44 PM, by SUSANNA37

    I am really struggling. I'm very stressed out about our upcoming move and I haven't been eating well or exercising regularly. I know that those... Read more

  • Just have to let it go I guess- Spark Streaks

    10/14/2015 8:12:10 AM, by REBECCAMA

    Well Spark is congratulating me on 30 days for this, and 60 days for that.... whatever. I've been on this thing for what...? 5 years now. I guess... Read more

  • Reality check time.....

    10/13/2015 7:26:05 PM, by BACCAGIRL

    As my Tops Chapter's Weight Recorder, I took on the task of figuring each member's loss or gain, as in several cases, so far this year. Since our... Read more

  • Days 36-38

    10/10/2015 8:50:58 AM, by SUSANNA37

    Things have been so off lately. I did a workout today, my first in quite a few days. I've been feeling tired, and I keep thinking I can shake i... Read more

  • Days 32-35

    10/6/2015 8:05:52 AM, by SUSANNA37

    Whoops, got behind on blogging. And behind on most things, really. Saturday Jane was sick and I don't remember if I did anything in particu... Read more

  • Days away...

    10/5/2015 6:11:25 PM, by BACCAGIRL

    It is amazing what a few days of a crashed computer can do to "your" Spark journey! My log-in days streak lapsed because I just didn't think to u... Read more

  • 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

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