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  • I'm just really happy today

    7/28/2014 1:17:21 PM, by AMANDARKA

    I have a new mattress and peacefully slept all through the night. I normally toss and turn and wake up almost every hour. I feel rested and my my... Read more

  • Happy things!!

    7/23/2014 4:37:31 PM, by AMANDARKA

    I rarely post on here, which I am going to change!! :) I signed up to run my first half marathon this November! I've been training slowly, b... Read more

  • Didn't Make My July 4th Goal...

    7/6/2014 6:35:44 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    ...but I tried. I just found out last week that I wasn't eating enough food for the amount of activity I am doing. I'm sure this contributed to ... Read more

  • Week 1 Fighting for Fitness

    5/5/2014 12:43:14 AM, by INSPIREBYNATURE

    Regular (30 points) - Do at least 15 minutes or cardio at least 3 times a week for the regular points The plan is hiking Monday, Friday ... Read more

  • Baby has arrived....plan of attack to get back in shape

    5/2/2014 2:25:49 PM, by INSPIREBYNATURE

    So, I got up to 265 during my pregnancy and I'm hovering around 245 now. That's a gain of 75 pounds during the pregnancy!! I'm at my heaviest aga... Read more

  • What I Did on March 29, 2014

    3/29/2014 2:26:54 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    We didn't have team workout today, so I ventured out with my dog to try to get 10,000 steps in before returning home. Our team (Seaside Sparkers... Read more

  • 2014 - 1st Goal Met

    3/27/2014 4:33:02 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    I have met my first goal of losing 20 pounds by my birthday about six weeks early. YES!! Now, I will push towards reaching my second goal of lo... Read more

  • Another New Food :-(

    3/4/2014 6:52:29 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    ...so, I tried the Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt and I was not impressed. This is probably the first food that I've tried this year that I didn't ca... Read more

  • One More New Food

    2/19/2014 4:31:13 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    Today, I tried Bob's Red Mill 5 Grain Rolled Hot Cereal for breakfast and it was delicious. I had seen it in several markets (including Big Lot ... Read more

  • Oh baby.

    2/6/2014 5:59:34 PM, by PENNYDREADFUL

    Well, I seem to be pregnant! It happened a lot faster than either of us thought it would. We've only been married a month! Everyone said that bec... Read more

  • Another New Food?

    2/3/2014 1:08:16 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    This morning, I'm having a bagel slim (100 calories) and Philadelphia Cream Cheese . What's so new about this? The cream cheese is natural hone... Read more

  • BikeRide and Nature Walk

    1/27/2014 3:14:18 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    This past Saturday, January 25, 2014, a few of the Seaside Sparkers got together for a bike ride and nature walk. It was a perfect day to do so.... Read more

  • A New Food? (Sort of)

    1/22/2014 2:12:38 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    Yesterday, while watching The Chew, Carla Hall made chocolate oatmeal that she said could be eaten for breakfast or dessert. It looked delicious... Read more

  • Whale Watching

    1/19/2014 7:30:41 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    Yesterday, the Seaside Sparkers headed up to Point Vincente in Palos Verdes, CA to whale watch while hiking. Boy, oh boy, did I get a workout. ... Read more

  • 2013 FitBit Miles

    1/17/2014 6:27:57 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    I had no idea that Fitbit gives you as much information as it does. Yesterday, I received an email that stated that I had walked 813 miles in 20... Read more

  • The wedding happened!

    1/13/2014 7:39:17 PM, by PENNYDREADFUL

    Now what?? I did NOT lose the 20 lbs I wanted to for my wedding, I only lost 7-8lbs. But I still had an amazing day filled with friends/fami... Read more

  • Fat Free Dressings

    1/10/2014 3:37:46 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    I have NOT found a fat free dressing that I really like. My experiences with fat free dressing are they are too thick and too sweet. I know tha... Read more

  • Trying New Foods

    1/6/2014 2:11:52 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    ....so, yesterday, I bought the Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage crumbles and they are pretty good. I made a breakfast sandwich with a 100 calorie mult... Read more

  • First Weigh-In 2014

    1/5/2014 4:32:18 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    ...so, today was the big day to see if anything had changed. Wow, what a surprise. I was down 9.4 pounds. Yay, me! I think I have been eating... Read more

  • First Team Workout 2014

    1/4/2014 9:24:25 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    We met at the end of 190th Street in Redondo Beach and walked, and walked and walked. I forgot to turn my phone on to get the mileage, but we en... Read more

  • Happy New Year!

    1/1/2014 11:54:54 AM, by LIZZIECA55

    Wow! It seems that 2013 passed so fast, but we are blessed to be on the other side in 2014. I don't know about you, but I've got to join Wonde... Read more

  • Warning... Rant enclosed!

    9/24/2013 12:35:21 PM, by COLEYBANANA

    That is all it is, right? I really wish I could be a more positive person. ... Read more

  • A new week, some new goals.

    9/23/2013 3:48:42 PM, by AMANDARKA

    Mother Nature paid me a nasty visit this weekend, but I feel so energized and optimistic about my future. I've been making small changes. Nothing... Read more

  • Extra, Extra!

    9/22/2013 12:00:32 PM, by COLEYBANANA

    After losing my blog entry several times due to a broken computer, I am kind of fed up! My idea was to post something more positive (and I will, ... Read more

  • Terrenea Cove 3

    9/18/2013 6:25:23 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    This is the last of the pictures that I captured on my walk this past weekend. Read more

  • It's Wednesday!

    9/18/2013 12:30:47 PM, by AMANDARKA

    Yesterday I went to bed in such a sour mood for a few different reasons. But this morning, after reading a few articles on here and adding a reci... Read more

  • I want to start running again!

    9/18/2013 10:13:05 AM, by COLEYBANANA

    Last year I managed to run a 5k. It was so much fun! I really want to do it again, but, unfortunately my shoes aren't up to par. Around Christmas... Read more

  • HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

    9/17/2013 11:42:55 PM, by MASRITE

    So, 24 years ago today, I married my man!! We've done a lot since then: he graduated law school, we had 4 kids, we moved a few times, finally bo... Read more

  • Terranea Cove 2

    9/17/2013 12:39:47 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    As promised, I'm adding more pictures of my walk this past Saturday. Read more

  • Already lost lbs!!

    9/17/2013 10:39:33 AM, by COLEYBANANA

    I started back on the healthy eating streak last week and I stepped on the scale (drum roll.....) I lost 5 lbs so far!... Read more

  • Cheat Day

    9/16/2013 11:06:01 PM, by MASRITE

    Before I get to that, just wanted to write a little about yesterday. Started off the day with my weigh in. And, (insert drum roll here......), ... Read more

  • Terranea Cove 1

    9/16/2013 8:04:26 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    This past Saturday, the team decided to take a guided nature walk in Palos Verdes instead of our normal Saturday morning workout. Needless to s... Read more

  • Starting Anew

    9/16/2013 12:27:23 PM, by AMANDARKA

    It's september. I ended up in my doctor's office multiple times over the year for digestive issues. The moment she began throwing UC around, I fr... Read more

  • I'm back!

    9/16/2013 10:22:34 AM, by COLEYBANANA

    I decided that my weight issues aren't going to help themselves. I'm back as of last week. I'm going to get a handle on my eating. Over the... Read more

  • It's Over!!!! September 14, 2013

    9/15/2013 12:18:13 AM, by MASRITE

    Yom Kippur is over and I got to eat my meal. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Towards the end, I wasn't even hungry!! But, I did eat... Read more

  • Ah, a High Carb Day! Thursday, September 12th

    9/13/2013 12:24:00 AM, by MASRITE

    After 2 days of low carbs, it was nice to have a high carb day. Today was a good day!! Got to text with 2 of my boys today. I think they're ad... Read more

  • Wednesday, September 11

    9/11/2013 7:42:21 PM, by MASRITE

    Got to face time with my son today. I know, it's only been 3 days, but, it was nice seeing his face. And, my youngest actually texted me to fin... Read more

  • Happy, but Sad!!

    9/10/2013 9:15:49 PM, by MASRITE

    I know, it's been forever since I last blogged. I decided I just have to jump in and do it!! Wish I can tell you all that I'm at my goal weight... Read more

  • Conquer the Bridge 2013

    9/3/2013 4:22:58 PM, by LIZZIECA55

    This year I was not able to Conquer the Bridge because of my hurt foot, but I was there to support my sisters, the Seaside Sparkers... Read more

  • I've been here before

    9/1/2013 11:48:34 PM, by PENNYDREADFUL

    I'm one month into a renewed interest in taking my weight loss seriously. I've been working out religiously (everyday, at least 30 minutes). I've... Read more

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