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  • 4 Miles

    6/2/2013 11:00:46 AM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    After a lot of hemming and hawing, I did manage to get my run in today. It was hot, but it rained during most of it and I was able to make a quic... Read more

  • BFFs

    5/30/2013 8:27:21 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    This is a major shout out to my bestest friend and running buddy Shmam...not sure what I would do without her. She always listens and is super su... Read more

  • Regroup

    5/28/2013 4:53:54 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I'd like today to be a turning point. I've spent the day feeling stuffed, out of shape, and generally icky. This past week was a total wash and I... Read more

  • Finding the track...

    5/27/2013 10:28:22 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I need to get back on track, but I feel like I buried it this week. Found every excuse in the book to not exercise AND ate everything in sight. N... Read more

  • Food

    5/20/2013 8:38:12 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I've been doing well with my half marathon training...getting all the miles in with pretty consistent times. I'd like to be proud of myself, but ... Read more

  • Emotional Eating...HELP!

    5/16/2013 11:54:56 AM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I've been reading the SP articles about emotional eating and while that is all well and good, I'd like to hear from some fellow sparkers what you... Read more

  • Pitfalls

    5/13/2013 9:41:54 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    The actual definition of 'pitfall' is a hidden or unexpected danger. I'm not sure that really applies to this situation...or every situation I pu... Read more

  • Great Run!

    5/12/2013 7:05:17 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    Today was run #3 of the Great Half Marathon Adventure and I really surprised myself. I decided to just keep running. Sundays are great because I ... Read more

  • Planning Ahead

    5/11/2013 11:36:52 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I've been trying to work some strength training back into my routine so today I visited the SP workout generator for some ideas. I picked my favo... Read more

  • Visiting the Kitchen

    5/9/2013 8:13:54 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I actually made not one, but TWO Spark Recipes today. Me. That's a big deal. I don't cook. I kinda hate it. Really, the fewer steps between me an... Read more

  • Early to Rise

    5/8/2013 8:02:59 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I never dreamed I'd be starting my days with 5:30am runs...now here I am (mostly) excited to get up and get my butt in gear. Tomorrow is run #2 i... Read more

  • Cravings

    5/2/2013 8:46:45 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    The worst part about trying to get myself back on track is dealing with all the cravings. I know it's all about moderation, but when you're hungr... Read more

  • May Day May Day!

    5/1/2013 9:07:57 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    Well today is the day...the beginning of...well...the beginning. May is the first official training month for the half marathon I'm running with ... Read more

  • Feeling Proud

    4/16/2013 12:56:39 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    Just wanted to take a moment to give myself a little pat on the back. Last year I started running the 3 mile path outside my office during m... Read more

  • Wedding Week

    2/27/2013 12:04:38 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    Well it's official, I've been invited to 2 weddings in the same week this September. Sounds like a good enough goal to me! New dresses (and there... Read more

  • February/Lent Goals

    2/12/2013 4:24:07 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    Hello Spark Friends! It's been a while, but I think this might be a good time for me to get back to SP. I've decided this year to set a differ... Read more

  • Harping?

    1/13/2013 2:06:13 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    My whole life it seems there has been someone telling me how I can be healthier. Although people have the best intentions, I started to resent al... Read more

  • I Down, 163 To Go

    1/8/2013 9:57:05 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    Day 1 of my 164 day goal is coming to a close, and I think it was a success. Calendar is getting a green X for sure. I've started a major pu... Read more

  • Winter Blues

    1/7/2013 7:01:56 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    Well it's that time of year again. Snow, snow, and more snow. Gone are the days of running at lunch. Gone are the 5 mile skates at the parkway. G... Read more

  • Feeling Way Too Full

    11/29/2012 7:22:28 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I have to admit it. I just ate about half a container of french fried onions...you know, green bean casserole topper? A food that should not even... Read more

  • Inspired

    11/13/2012 1:12:14 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I happened upon an article today about a woman who lost 125lbs. I always like to read those stories to see what tips people have for success. Tur... Read more

  • October 1

    10/1/2012 7:58:38 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I've been avoiding SP lately. I guess I didn't want extra reminders that I'm not eating well and I'm certainly not exercising enough. I've been u... Read more

  • New Goal

    9/25/2012 11:01:39 AM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    Today I'm setting a pretty tough goal, but it's going to benefit me in many ways if I can stick to it. Tonight I'm going out to dinner with a goo... Read more

  • The internet knows everything!

    9/10/2012 11:07:24 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    Well it turns out there really is no excuse for not knowing how many calories I'm eating. So far I've found the nutrition stats on any food that ... Read more

  • Back on track?

    9/8/2012 5:59:50 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I've been feeling good the last few days. Really trying to get in extra cardio where I can. I've even worked out at home a few times, which is pr... Read more

  • New Favorite Snack!!

    9/7/2012 9:07:37 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    So I'm wandering through Wegman's (not always a good idea) when I happened upon the frozen food section. I was stocking up on my favorite sugar f... Read more

  • Ok so you can't do it all...

    9/6/2012 8:00:14 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    Ok so I still hit the snooze button this morning...and I really don't feel all that bad about it! I've never enjoyed working out in the morning. ... Read more

  • 106 Calories

    9/5/2012 8:45:31 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I just did one of the 10 minute workouts on my SP Cardio Blast DVD (which has been gathering dust for the past few weeks) and according to SP I b... Read more

  • At Home

    9/5/2012 1:03:57 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    My new goal today is to start finding a healthy balance at home with both food and exercise. I haven't been eating a ton of junk, but I certainly... Read more

  • Strong September

    9/4/2012 4:09:19 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I have to say August was a bit of a bust for me. I didn't really do much of anything in the way of health and weight and all that jazz. It wasn't... Read more

  • Excited for the weekend!

    8/30/2012 8:49:19 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    Well it looks like it's going to be an awesome weekend! Tomorrow I'm doing double duty at the studio. Zumba at lunch and Zumba after work. Can't ... Read more

  • Once A Day

    8/29/2012 11:49:55 AM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I'm going to try to get back to writing a blog entry once a day. Not only does it help me work out whatever I'm thinking about, it also gets me l... Read more

  • Time to maintain?

    8/27/2012 7:38:40 AM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I've been thinking about my weight loss so far and I'm starting to think it might be time to maintain more so than continue to lose. Of course I'... Read more

  • but it's only 10 minutes of walking.....

    8/24/2012 11:30:35 AM, by KRISLEEB

    I stepped on the scale for the first time in.... a while this morning. It came very close to agreeing with the Dr's scale.... just shy of 200. ... Read more

  • Harder Than It Looks

    8/20/2012 12:18:07 AM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    I really, really want to get back on track...I swear I do...but then again maybe I don't...because I keep not getting back on track...which goes ... Read more

  • Hello moderation, nice to see you again.

    8/15/2012 4:50:14 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    Well today was my first day getting back on track, and it's hard to believe how much I've already forgotten. Turns out food still has calories wh... Read more

  • Fresh Start...Again

    8/14/2012 10:34:26 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    Well there is no denying it...I've been in a total slump the last few weeks. Eating out all the time, over eating (and we're not talking anything... Read more

  • Calorie Burn

    8/12/2012 8:50:28 PM, by FUNICELLO

    I have been trying to figure out how many calories I burn doing various activities. I can find so many calculators that calculate calories burne... Read more

  • Night Owl or Early Bird?????

    8/7/2012 10:15:18 PM, by FUNICELLO

    I am COMPLETELY a night owl. I would much rather stay up until 3 am & get up at noon than go to bed at 10 pm & get up at 6 am. However, I am tr... Read more

  • 180 Something...

    7/8/2012 9:49:32 PM, by SORCERER_MICKEY

    Well I've been on the edge of finally getting into the 180s, but I've been stuck. I went back into some old eating habits, and while I haven't ga... Read more

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