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  • Update

    12/1/2016 4:07:01 PM, by CATIATM

    I know. I've been a ghost. Thank you to everyone who has tried to reach out to me. I've been in a very dark place for several months, and ever... Read more

  • Settling in to my new reality

    11/28/2016 6:26:39 PM, by AMANDANCES

    So it's almost the end of 2016 and I'm halfway through graduate school now. The Little Bear is FIVE YEARS OLD (!!!!!) and is as silly as ever. He... Read more

  • Jingle Bell Rock This Challenge: Day 3

    11/23/2016 6:59:41 PM, by JMARISK

    We settled on our house today. We are renting the house from the buyer until we close on the new house on monday. The buyer is super excited. Th... Read more

  • Jingle Bell Rock This Challenge: Day 2

    11/22/2016 12:56:57 PM, by JMARISK

    So yeah, this Facebook challenge started yesterday. Oops. No matter, I'm doing great today. My cough is minimal. I went for a walk around th... Read more

  • Day 8: Junk Food Craving

    11/21/2016 1:21:39 PM, by JMARISK

    I have been craving junk food. Thank goodness I don't have anything sweet in my pantry right now. Otherwise, I'd be in trouble. I'm working... Read more

  • Day 7: Sunday Slug Day

    11/20/2016 4:42:02 PM, by JMARISK

    I've been having asthma attacks. They've side lined m... Read more

  • Day 6: Packing House

    11/19/2016 3:38:17 PM, by JMARISK

    I have been moving all day long. The grandparents have our son today so we could pack the house. We've been productive. The kitchen is pretty muc... Read more

  • Day 5: I'm still here!

    11/18/2016 7:30:17 AM, by JMARISK

    Wow, even on my work at home (WAH) day I'm making time to blog. Go me!!! I'm still coughing. I actually bugged out of work early yesterday. ... Read more

  • Day 4: Cough, cough

    11/17/2016 7:14:49 AM, by JMARISK

    I'm still dealing with this stupid cough. I came close to packing my gym bag for work. I actually DID pack it, I just decided not to bring it. Fa... Read more

  • Day 3: Physical Therapy

    11/16/2016 2:16:48 PM, by JMARISK

    This morning, hubs and I took Matthew to tour a new daycare. It was much smaller than his current daycare. The teacher was helping the kids make ... Read more

  • Day 2: Back In Action

    11/15/2016 1:38:47 PM, by JMARISK

    I love Tuesdays, because I get to teach PiYo during my lunch break! Today, I got to bust out a new routine. I only had 2 students but that made i... Read more

  • Day 1: Making a Comeback!

    11/14/2016 6:56:22 AM, by JMARISK

    Wow, I don't think I've logged onto SparkPeople since May. Normally I would say that's a good thing because it means I'm out being active instead... Read more

  • 17 weeks & 18.5 lbs

    10/17/2016 11:25:54 PM, by CCSDESTINY

    My first week I lost 1.5 pounds and that was a "still trying to figure it out" week. I think I have a pretty good base for going forward.... a ... Read more

  • Two weeks in

    10/13/2016 10:03:13 AM, by CECE0330

    I hate this journey. I hate thinking about my weight 24/7. I hate feeling like i'm forever attempting to reach (re-reach) and maintain. I hat... Read more

  • 4 months, 20 pounds

    10/3/2016 7:19:36 AM, by CCSDESTINY

    Actually, i have more than 20 pounds to lose, but eyes are on the half marathon that i signed up to run in February. Long term goals - Ru... Read more

  • ...Second verse, same as the first!

    9/29/2016 1:02:32 PM, by CECE0330

    Holy cow. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME???? I did an elimination diet over the summer, lost 12lbs, then promptly resorted back to bad habits and guess ... Read more

  • Three Year Maintenance Anniversary

    8/26/2016 11:01:05 AM, by GLORIAMAJDI

    My three year maintenance anniversary is coming up soon. Funny thing is, I don't know exactly what day my anniversary is. I just know that abou... Read more

  • Starting AGAIN

    8/18/2016 1:30:16 PM, by HIHEARTHEALTHY

    I am back at it. Trying to lose some weight and get healthier. This time I joined a gym to get more serious. It is going great but the weight is ... Read more

  • Hadrian's Wall Adventure

    8/16/2016 8:32:15 AM, by CAROLCRC

    Hadrian's Wall Adventure I meant to write this down while it was fresher in my mind, but I didn't, so here goes... (caution - very long blog... Read more

  • Running Slower BUT Happier ;)

    7/18/2016 1:14:11 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    Hello there Sparkers! It has been forever since I have graced these parts, I have been so very bad about keeping up with my Sparkpage in gen... Read more

  • Living the Good Life

    7/6/2016 3:42:41 AM, by CATIATM

    I've been working to improve my life circumstances in every respect. Reading about this couple inspired me to make small changes. Helen and Scot... Read more

  • Exercise Videos

    6/25/2016 6:20:43 PM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    Bridge Your Core http://www.sparkpeople.tv/vi
    deo.asp?id=358 Cardio Sculpt: Floor Work http://www.sparkpeople.tv/vi
    deo.asp?id=262... Read more

  • Exercise Tracker at Kent

    6/25/2016 5:00:50 PM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    6/20 - 34 lap swim 6/23 - walk w/ shane 6/24 - 35? lap swim (1 hour!) 6/25 - walked 3-4 miles. 12 laps around what I'm assuming is a qua... Read more

  • Progress?

    6/20/2016 6:39:39 PM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    Well, it took me forever to get my act into shape, but I'm finally moving. I swam over a mile (34 laps) in the pool a couple days ago, which is w... Read more

  • Body Mass Index "BMI" - Is Stupid!

    6/18/2016 8:57:33 PM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Part 1: What is BMI? There is some notion that a person's weight relative to a person's height can predict health problems and perhaps, earl... Read more

  • First Ever Group Road Bike Ride With Strangers

    6/12/2016 12:28:05 PM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Part 1: I Am Particular About Riding with Other People Most often, I ride my bikes by myself. Whether I am riding a road bike or a mountain... Read more

  • Miller Family Reunion 2016

    5/31/2016 8:37:58 PM, by CDGO4TH

    Held in Palm Coast, Florida this year. It was fun seeing family, playing games, karaoke, auction, shopping, and sight seeing. Next year it will... Read more

  • National Red Nose Day

    5/26/2016 8:21:31 PM, by CDGO4TH

    Today is National Red Nose Day! Walgreens sold red noses for $1.00. There is a program coming on tv tonight where comedy and music combine i... Read more

  • Weight off my shoulders

    5/25/2016 1:57:07 PM, by CDGO4TH

    We bought some land in Tennessee back in 2008 and our plans changed so we knew we would never want to live there. We have had it up for sale for... Read more

  • Kindergarten Graduation

    5/24/2016 5:56:42 PM, by CDGO4TH

    Today I went to the graduation ceremony for my granddaughter. It seems like yesterday she was a tiny baby. Time sure does fly. Before you know... Read more

  • MAY - MAGICAL Moments!

    5/24/2016 3:53:46 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    Well Hello There Fellow Sparkers, Sparkpage, SparkFriends ;) It's been a LONG time for me around these parts for sure! As they say I'm "liv... Read more

  • Play Now, Grow up Later!

    5/22/2016 3:15:40 PM, by CDGO4TH

    That is their motto at The Factory. My granddaughters 6th birthday party was held yesterday at an indoor Trampoline park. I will be 57 next we... Read more

  • Handmade Patriotic Wreath

    5/19/2016 4:08:10 PM, by CDGO4TH

    My latest crafting project is complete. I am impressed and want to start on another one right away. This just might be what everyone on my Chri... Read more

  • Breakfast on the run

    5/19/2016 12:15:00 PM, by ENGINEERMOM

    I've always loved the idea of a smoothie, but I could never find one I enjoyed drinking that kept me full long enough. I especially despise prot... Read more

  • Sewing Projects

    5/16/2016 8:56:37 PM, by CDGO4TH

    I finally got a day in my seeing room. My Family Reunion is coming up at the end of the month and we always have an auction. It is a lot of fun... Read more

  • Sunset Run 5k

    5/15/2016 1:07:18 PM, by CDGO4TH

    I did the St John's Sunset Run 5k yesterday here in Pensacola, FLorida. It was a nice route. We ran by the water and roads that were mostly sha... Read more

  • I went to the Barre today!

    5/13/2016 4:32:37 PM, by CDGO4TH

    I tried out a Barre class today. It was fun and boy did we do lots of pli'es. My legs were trembling! I hope I am not too sore tomorrow becaus... Read more

  • What A Workout!

    5/10/2016 3:19:02 PM, by CDGO4TH

    It is very nice here today. I went to Zumba class and then for a run along the trail on the Navy Base in Pensacola. The Blue Angels were flying... Read more

  • 21 Day Challenge

    5/9/2016 9:08:56 PM, by CDGO4TH

    I just finished a 21 Day Challenge that involved giving up sugar. You never realize how much sugar you are consuming until you do something like... Read more

  • Gaining; forgiveness

    5/9/2016 2:43:00 PM, by JMARISK

    You know what feels worse than gaining weight? Gaining weight after you've spent 5 years losing it. That's where I'm at right now. My starting we... Read more

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