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  • 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

  • Finding my tribe

    5/9/2016 9:36:33 AM, by ENGINEERMOM

    When we left Seattle over a year ago, it was one of the hardest moves I've been through. Not only did we leave behind a walk-able, bike-able, tr... Read more

  • Color Dash 5k

    5/7/2016 5:48:37 PM, by CDGO4TH

    Had a good run this morning. It was a nice flat course and there were hot air balloons overhead as we ran. They were pretty to look at. I have... Read more

  • 6th Try -- The Final Straw

    4/18/2016 2:12:19 AM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    Well, I guess I didn't take the 5th try very seriously. So, to recap, I was 216.0 on 10/7/15. That was about as close to progress as I've co... Read more

  • I Didn't Give up! (Reflections & Goals, Week 4)

    4/11/2016 4:06:01 PM, by A-NEW-OLD-LAURA

    I didn't give up last week! And guess what I found out last week? I don't have to blow off the rest of the week even if I slip up at the beginni... Read more

  • Progress Pics

    4/10/2016 8:36:26 PM, by A-NEW-OLD-LAURA

    I'm thrilled today--can I just share?! A while ago, I bought a "motivation" skirt on sale, hoping that I could someday wear it. It may be h... Read more

  • 5th Try?

    4/10/2016 12:38:25 AM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    On 10/7/15, I was at 216.0. Now on 4/9/16, I'm at 242.06 lbs. Not good. New Highest Weight Stats: Age: 33 Weight (lbs): 242.6 ... Read more

  • Inspiring First week!

    4/9/2016 8:23:55 AM, by LINOTTE314

    I decided to weigh in only once a week, instead of agonizing over the daily up & downs. So after my first week back in the saddle I'm down 5.4 ... Read more

  • Why My Weight Loss Is So Personal

    4/7/2016 4:08:52 PM, by A-NEW-OLD-LAURA

    Thank you so much for the encouragement yesterday in blog comments and messages. I feel so much more hopeful that I can keep pushing, even when I... Read more

  • What Would Happen if I Didn't Give up? (Reflections & Goals, Week 3)

    4/6/2016 9:46:29 AM, by A-NEW-OLD-LAURA

    Like I mentioned in the status update, I've not done as well listening to my tummy signals. Eating just one more bite. Eating not as healthy. ... Read more

  • I did it

    4/2/2016 6:57:24 AM, by LINOTTE314

    Got up today & started a 30 day squat challenge! I need to improve my mood, and I know exercising and losing weight will do that. It just takes t... Read more

  • getting over the disappointment

    4/2/2016 12:11:46 AM, by LINOTTE314

    I've done it before - I know I can work really hard and get the weight off. But I've become so caught up in working too many hours, feeling guil... Read more

  • Another pound lost!

    3/14/2016 3:17:02 AM, by OONAOWL

    I have lost another pound today! I am hopeful that my goal to reclaim my shape even in the midst of menopause is possible now :). Todays meals ... Read more

  • Eat to Live 6 week plan

    3/13/2016 3:47:56 AM, by OONAOWL

    Back again, started the Eat to Live 6 week plan yesterday. Taking it day by day, but I want to try and stick with it this time the whole 6 weeks... Read more

  • Allergies hitting hard

    3/10/2016 8:08:05 AM, by JMARISK

    Wow, we went from snowy fields to sneezing fits in less than a week. I've been taking Claritin but my eyes still feel like they are lined with sa... Read more

  • Avoiding Temptation & Working out with Hubs

    3/9/2016 8:39:49 AM, by JMARISK

    Typically on Wednesdays, I stop at Dunkin Donuts for a coffee and sandwich for me and my husband on my way back from dropping off our son at dayc... Read more

  • PiYo in the Park

    3/8/2016 7:14:25 AM, by JMARISK

    It's going to be 71 degrees today!! Woohooo!! I am taking my PiYo class to the park today for our session. It is just too pretty outside for an i... Read more

  • The Great Escape!

    3/7/2016 1:37:39 PM, by JMARISK

    It was hard but I forced myself to break my chain from the computer at work and escape to the gym. Of course, once I was there it was impossible ... Read more

  • Wishy Washy Weather

    3/3/2016 6:38:43 AM, by JMARISK

    Our class facilitator gave us over an hour for lunch yesterday. I was super excited to finally get out of that stuffy training room and outside f... Read more

  • Prepping for success

    3/2/2016 6:54:51 AM, by JMARISK

    I'm a planner. That's just what I do. I get this surge of adrenaline when I get my meal planning charts out. Weird, I know. I totally forgo... Read more

  • Small Victories

    3/1/2016 9:39:39 AM, by JMARISK

    I managed to get myself to bed last night by 8:30. I didn't fall asleep until 9:30 though but that was because hubs came home from this Holocaust... Read more

  • What happens when you abandon the scale

    2/29/2016 10:13:26 AM, by CECE0330

    Is you find yourself at the doctor's office getting weighed in, and sure that there is a mistake somewhere with the number that pops up. Actuall... Read more

  • I deserve better than this

    2/25/2016 7:42:11 AM, by JMARISK

    I'm so tired. Tossed and turned all night, because of my ungrateful husband. I spent 4 hours helping him with his homework yesterday morning. Eve... Read more

  • I Return to PiYo

    2/23/2016 7:23:46 AM, by JMARISK

    Yay! I went to the gym yesterday for the first time in about 2 weeks. I worked on my PiYo routine since I'm supposed to teach today. It was a lit... Read more

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