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  • Staying the course

    7/25/2017 10:03:49 AM, by JIACOLO

    Funny that life gets so hectic at times and the first thing I give up is the gym. For years it was sleep and I found that walking around like a ... Read more

  • Trying to regain. Wait - what?

    6/27/2017 9:13:34 PM, by JUDY1260

    I need to regain some weight to prepare for possible weight loss during cancer treatments. I've had a few people ask if my recent weight loss was... Read more

  • Anxiety affecting my weight

    6/25/2017 9:26:14 AM, by JUDY1260

    High anxiety over my diagnosis has affected my appetite and ability to eat. Today I'm six pounds below my goal. I haven't tracked for a few days ... Read more

  • A major detour in the road of life

    6/22/2017 8:15:19 PM, by JUDY1260

    A few weeks ago when I went to the doctor for my shoulder pain, the doctor strongly suggested I make an appointment for a mammogram and regular c... Read more

  • PT is working

    6/17/2017 5:02:46 PM, by JUDY1260

    After only three sessions of physical therapy and a few days of home exercises I can honestly say I can feel a difference with my shoulder. I sti... Read more

  • Rock Tape

    6/15/2017 7:42:57 PM, by JUDY1260

    Apparently there's this amazing thing for muscle pain... Read more

  • Plugging along to get well

    6/12/2017 10:37:51 PM, by JUDY1260

    It's hard to imagine that PT works when it hurts afterwards. I'm sore tonight after doing a lot of work with the therapist. He gave me four exerc... Read more

  • Physical therapy - ouch!

    6/10/2017 9:51:39 PM, by JUDY1260

    I started physical therapy a few days ago. The first appointment was an evaluation to determine treatment. Yesterday they started treatment to ca... Read more

  • Physical therapy

    6/6/2017 6:38:34 PM, by JUDY1260

    My first physical therapy appointment is on Wednesday after work. The first appointment is $145 because it includes the evaluation. The rate for ... Read more

  • Health insurance sucks

    6/5/2017 6:47:01 PM, by JUDY1260

    I'm not going to get into a political rant because pointing fingers accomplishes nothing. This isn't being posted to invite political debate so p... Read more

  • Calcific tendonitis or bursitis

    6/3/2017 9:24:37 AM, by JUDY1260

    I finally got a diagnosis for my shoulder pain - calcific tendonitis or bursitis - which my Google searches have pretty much been telling me all ... Read more

  • Getting old sucks

    5/24/2017 8:34:06 AM, by JUDY1260

    I've been mentioning that shoulder pain has been affecting my workouts for several months. It's pretty stupid how it started - I fell asleep on t... Read more

  • First week on maintenance

    5/22/2017 8:19:47 AM, by JUDY1260

    I just finished my first week of maintenance. It's a challenge to switch the brain from weight loss mode to maintaining. I lost a half pound desp... Read more

  • Starting today...

    5/22/2017 6:41:00 AM, by PHOENIXINFERNO

    So for my sparkcoach home work today I am supposed to write about what I am going to do starting today.... Well planning is my biggest thing. So ... Read more

  • Ranking my eating...

    5/21/2017 8:53:28 AM, by PHOENIXINFERNO

    As a part of sparkcoach today I am supposed to rank my eating on a scale of 1 to 10. Well I tend to be an all or nothing person with food. Either... Read more

  • To me health means....

    5/20/2017 8:44:25 AM, by PHOENIXINFERNO

    Finding the correct balance between the physical and mental aspects of yourself. Bringing out the positive in both. I restarted my program a coup... Read more

  • Goal!!

    5/15/2017 6:21:48 AM, by JUDY1260

    I did it!!! I reached my goal weight! Not only did I ... Read more

  • A little slip up

    5/12/2017 9:44:40 PM, by JUDY1260

    Today was a weird, off schedule day. I spent part of the afternoon helping move the last of the stuff out of my daughter's dorm room. I only made... Read more

  • I feel better physically and mentally

    5/8/2017 5:34:00 PM, by JUDY1260

    I posted the paragraph below as a reply to a community post. It really hit me that the last sentence is 100% true. It's why I don't feel obsessed... Read more

  • Healthy, not too slim

    5/8/2017 6:20:56 AM, by JUDY1260

    These days the words fat and skinny are both used to insult someone's appearance. I refrained from using skinny in my title because it's not my i... Read more

  • I gained the Freshman 15

    5/5/2017 9:15:01 PM, by JUDY1260

    I had a funny revelation today when a friend commented on my weight loss by saying I lost the freshman 15. It dawned on me that all this time I'v... Read more

  • This isn't a lifestyle ... yet

    5/1/2017 8:59:00 PM, by JUDY1260

    I guess most of my blog entries are negative because I don't write things down when I'm happy. I write to air my frustration. I'm 1.5 lb... Read more

  • Priorities, not excuses

    4/26/2017 6:24:26 AM, by JUDY1260

    I hate "no excuses" memes and mantras. To those reading this who have the habit of throwing "no excuses" out there, please consider your words. S... Read more

  • Setting Goals

    4/22/2017 5:07:58 PM, by JIACOLO

    It's odd that I used to set goals when I was younger. Big goals about life and accomplishments and paths I would take. Then a year ago my life ... Read more

  • *Results not typical.

    4/19/2017 7:51:56 AM, by JUDY1260

    *Results not typical. Those words seem to be posted in the fine print of most diet plans. I bet most people doing those plans don't even... Read more

  • Managing stress

    4/14/2017 7:53:49 AM, by JUDY1260

    I don't really know when it happened, but my need to stuff my face during stressful times has just about disappeared. In no way am I saying that ... Read more

  • Ups and downs are part of the journey

    4/10/2017 6:10:19 AM, by JUDY1260

    I'm up a half pound today but I expected it. I put my body through a tough workout (for me) a few days ago and I'm still feeling sore from it. I ... Read more

  • NSV - Handled stress without stress eating!

    4/9/2017 8:03:16 AM, by JUDY1260

    It's been an interesting weekend here with what could have caused major stress eating but didn't. My husband and I are upgrading from dumb phones... Read more

  • Interesting how things work

    4/6/2017 4:42:41 PM, by JUDY1260

    When I started tracking again in January I focused on eating pretty much the same things every day for breakfast, lunch and snacks. It's just eas... Read more

  • No fad diets, no pills, no special shakes or drinks, no deprivation.

    3/30/2017 5:00:44 PM, by JUDY1260

    I've lost 11 lbs since January 9 - an average of .5 to 1 lb a week and I'm happy with my progress. Who would've thought it could be done with som... Read more

  • Before & After 11 lb loss

    3/29/2017 7:47:32 AM, by JUDY1260

    On the left is my daughter and I on her high scho... Read more

  • Making progress

    3/25/2017 1:20:28 PM, by JIACOLO

    In the last week I have done 4 bootcamps and 1 hour of personal training. I am sore for sure, but I earned that soreness. I am pretty excited a... Read more

  • Back at it!

    3/9/2017 10:28:57 PM, by JIACOLO

    So I have made the gym 5 days this week, 4 of which were hour long bootcamp classes. I am pretty proud of that! My eating is still off, but tha... Read more

  • Fitbit Charge 2

    2/16/2017 8:24:27 AM, by LARRI2010

    I bought myself a Valentine’s/late birthday present: a Fitbit Charge 2. I had been thinking about upgrading my Fitbit Flex for a while. I h... Read more

  • Day 2761

    1/6/2017 10:23:59 AM, by FANCYSIMAGES

    Hello everyone! 3 days in a row, this is quite the accomplishment. We had a quiet night last night, just knit in front of the TV a little bit. ... Read more

  • Day 2760

    1/5/2017 2:04:49 PM, by FANCYSIMAGES

    Thanks everyone who checked in on yesterday's blog! I've looked at bullet journals before and they definitely seem like something I would enjoy, ... Read more

  • Day 2759

    1/4/2017 11:39:13 AM, by FANCYSIMAGES

    I think it's safe to say blogs haven't been my most consistent achievement over the past few years, but I'd really like to change that this year.... Read more

  • Welcome to 2017

    12/31/2016 5:49:37 PM, by JIACOLO

    As 2016 comes to a close, I can honestly say I am happy to see it go! It has been a year of change, positive and negative. I have learned some ... Read more

  • Day 60

    9/18/2016 6:55:43 PM, by SUSANNA37

    You guys, I'm sick. A cold's been going through our house, and while I think I had it before, I really have it now, if that makes any sense. ... Read more

  • Day 55

    9/13/2016 2:19:34 PM, by SUSANNA37

    I've got 45 days left of my exercise 10 minutes a day challenge. I doubled-up and joined a Jessica Smith challenge for the next 28 days. I'm ho... Read more

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