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  • FINALLY...Progress

    7/27/2016 10:00:41 PM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    Well, at last I have something new to report. I have been on Spark since Feb. 4th, 2016 (so over 5 months), and I started losing weight in Sept 2... Read more

  • BMI Is BS - A Great Article!

    5/29/2016 9:59:22 PM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    Well, I am feeling kind of frustrated that I've been sick so much since starting the "Finding 10" Challenge this time around. I've had to stop to... Read more

  • Finally, Progress!

    5/20/2016 1:42:14 PM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    Well, I averaged about a lb a week for about 15 wks, 9 of which were on this site. And then, my body said no more. It took 6.5 wks, with my weigh... Read more

  • Starting Over, From Where I Left Off

    5/13/2016 11:08:07 AM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    Well, I think it has been nearly 2 months since I was working on this. Life came in and took over. I got really sick. At the same time, I had a b... Read more

  • Walking is great!

    4/17/2016 9:28:33 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    Got to walk around Bodie Ghost Toen today. I love gett... Read more

  • Working Out While Away!

    4/16/2016 8:05:25 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    I've been up at my sisters resort in the Sierra's sinc... Read more

  • Motivation 3/20/16

    3/20/2016 6:48:51 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not... Read more

  • Motivation3/19/16

    3/19/2016 10:11:10 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow” ~ Unknown Sometimes it feels like we’re alw... Read more

  • Long Term Goals

    3/18/2016 11:13:16 AM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    I am still working on figuring this out. But I do know that long-term, I would like to have muscle, be active, be relaxed, and enjoy myself every... Read more

  • How To Make Progress?

    2/18/2016 12:31:05 PM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    I am working on trying to break through this poundage issue. I have not been under 180 in maybe a year, which really concerns me because that is ... Read more

  • Setting Goals

    2/15/2016 10:48:35 AM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    I am still working on taking better care of myself, finding balance, and accepting imperfection. To be honest, I haven't been working on having f... Read more

  • Setting Goals

    2/7/2016 9:57:33 AM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    My goal is to learn to take better care of myself today than I did yesterday.... Read more

  • Motivation 12/14/15

    12/14/2015 3:21:27 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    EXERCISE to be fit, not skinny. EAT to nourish your body. And always … IGNORE the haters, doubters and unhealthy examples that were once feed... Read more

  • Motivation 12/04/15

    12/4/2015 3:47:58 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    Soooo.... How's the month treating you thus far? Have you recovered from Thanksgiving? LOL I think I have. Now on to the next hurdle...Holiday S... Read more

  • Motivation 12/01/15

    12/1/2015 12:28:13 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “The key to a better life isn't always a change of scenery. Sometimes it simply requires opening your eyes.” - Richelle E. Goodrich Well…It’... Read more

  • Motivation 11/13/15

    11/13/2015 2:06:21 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    My inspiration today doesn’t come from a quote that I search for online. Today it comes from an article/interview that is featured on SP. Read more

  • Motivation 11/9/15

    11/9/2015 12:56:09 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitud... Read more

  • Motivation 8/25/15

    8/25/2015 3:58:01 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely... Read more

  • Motivation 6/22/15

    6/23/2015 1:17:06 AM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “When we stop judging ourselves, we stop judging other people. When we start loving ourselves, we start loving other people.” ~Unknown I... Read more

  • Motivation 3/4/15

    3/4/2015 12:29:12 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accompl... Read more

  • Motivation 3/3/15

    3/4/2015 12:50:40 AM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Stay committed to your decisions; but stay flexible in your approach.” ~ Tony Robbins I feel I am committed, but I have such a hard time me... Read more

  • Worst post-workout binge ever...

    1/3/2015 8:26:00 PM, by FFUSCO

    Well, I did it again. And this time I am writing so as to remember exactly how physically awful I feel right now after over-eating for no good re... Read more

  • Motivation 1/1/15

    1/1/2015 8:52:21 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “This is the new year the new you. You can pass through another year, coasting on cruise control. Or you can step out of your comfort zone, tryin... Read more

  • Motivation 12/31/14

    12/31/2014 9:50:30 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we... Read more

  • Motivation 12/18/14

    12/18/2014 11:57:48 AM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “You can complain that roses have thorns, or rejoice that thorns have roses.” ~ Ziggy I choose to rejoice that thorns have roses. It’s alway... Read more

  • Motivation 12/15/14

    12/15/2014 10:55:43 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or t... Read more

  • Motivation 12/2/14

    12/3/2014 1:24:02 AM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “A habit is something you can do without thinking – which is why most of us have so many of them.” ~ Frank A. Clark YES!! And how many do y... Read more

  • Handling Holidays with Aplomb

    11/29/2014 7:38:52 AM, by FFUSCO

    Greetings, Sparkers. It's been a hot minute since my last blog, but please trust that I have been taking at least fairly decent care of mys... Read more

  • BodPod: The Painful Truth!

    11/3/2014 3:55:34 PM, by KARSTASAURUS

    43.5% Body Fat. That's what a BodPod told me I was two weeks ago! 113lbs is a lot of weight to have lost. I always assumed that I was o... Read more

  • Motivation 10/30/14

    10/30/2014 3:02:24 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.” ~ English Proverb My goodness…It’s so easy to slip right back in to old eating habits. ... Read more

  • It's good to be an injured loser today!

    9/27/2014 9:34:54 AM, by FFUSCO

    Greetings, Sparkers! It's been far too long since my last entry, but rest assured I have been tuning into many of your inspiring stories all... Read more

  • Motivation 9/17/14

    9/17/2014 7:24:59 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Happy Wednesday! How’s this wee... Read more

  • A Tiny Yoyo!

    9/16/2014 4:17:17 AM, by KARSTASAURUS

    Life is busy at the moment and the last two months have been pretty hectic and it's taken a toll on my journey - but not as much of a toll as it ... Read more

  • Motivation 9/15/14

    9/15/2014 6:01:02 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright ... Read more

  • Motivation 9/9/14

    9/10/2014 12:38:54 AM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” ~ African Proverb I love this one. Mostly because it’s true. You’ll never know if you can handl... Read more

  • Motivation 9/3/14

    9/3/2014 7:33:14 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” ~... Read more

  • Motivation 9/2/14

    9/2/2014 7:27:08 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” ~ Unknown You are stronger than your worry. You need to kno... Read more

  • Motivation 8/29/14

    8/29/2014 3:08:55 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” ~ Brian Tracy... Read more

  • Motivation 8/20/14

    8/20/2014 5:31:53 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.” ~ Chinese Proverb Standing still is definitely something I DON’T want t... Read more

  • 56 pounds lighter

    8/17/2014 10:31:54 AM, by KAZABLANKA2009

    Hi I started my new weight loss journey on May 15 th with my pre diet to prepare Me for weight loss surgery on May 29th. I was weighting 2... Read more

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