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  • Going Home

    3/18/2014 9:46:37 AM, by COASTERKAT

    I've been in Florida for 5 months now. It's been 5 months of temporary housing, living out of suitcases, emotional struggles and homesickness. My... Read more

  • Life in the Sunshine State

    1/21/2014 3:23:02 AM, by COASTERKAT

    It's been two months since I left my job, my home, and my life in east Tennessee. I left behind a toxic work environment, emotionally-damaging bo... Read more

  • Keep on Swimming

    1/6/2014 11:42:29 AM, by JRSTACY98

    In early December I recommited to living a healthy life, mainly to losing weight. At first I was seeing some weight loss each day, now a month p... Read more

  • Long time, no see. (Fair warning: LONG!)

    10/17/2013 4:01:12 AM, by COASTERKAT

    My last post was in March. That seems like a lifetime ago. So much has changed since then. Most of it bad, but some of it good. Stress has been t... Read more

  • Birthday Today!!

    8/28/2013 1:20:16 AM, by FIFTYTOFAB

    Totally blew my caloric intake, but.... I rode my bike for 50 minutes this morning and for 45 minutes this evening. Not enough to burn the calor... Read more

  • Mobile Focus Challenge

    7/27/2013 9:53:57 AM, by JRSTACY98

    Whether you have the newest Galaxy S4, Motorola Ultra, or an old iPhone, everyone agrees it is generally easier to use a computer and the web int... Read more

  • Bittersweet Memories

    3/15/2013 9:20:06 AM, by COASTERKAT

    Hey there Sparkers. This is kind of a hard post for me. One of my main goals this year was to be able to climb the lift of Wild Eagle withou... Read more

  • Hiking the Great Smoky Mountains

    2/16/2013 9:22:45 AM, by COASTERKAT

    Something that I've always wanted to do is a lot of hiking. I learned yesterday that I'm not quite in the shape I need to be to do as much hiking... Read more

  • Discovering the joy of yoga

    2/12/2013 9:18:59 PM, by COASTERKAT

    I decided it was time to see what all the yoga hype was about. You'd have to be living under a rock to have not heard by now all the benefits yog... Read more

  • A year later - An update story

    2/11/2013 2:49:54 AM, by COASTERKAT

    I joined SparkPeople on January 17, 2012 with the goal of dropping almost 50 lbs for my wedding in October. While I didn't make it that far, I di... Read more

  • Dang Cold in the Midwest

    1/24/2013 2:33:58 AM, by EXPT626

    Hope all are doing ok despite the nasty weather.... Read more

  • Hrm.

    1/9/2013 1:32:58 AM, by EXPT626

    Instead of the stairs -- because for some reason lately climbing them seems so tedious -- I've decided instead to climb up the (cemented/paved) h... Read more

  • I Hate Blogging

    12/31/2012 2:16:53 PM, by EXPT626

    I spend way too much time waiting for the elevator and one OS in particular. The solution to the elevator problem is easy -- take the stairs... Read more

  • Well hiya peoplez!

    11/8/2012 12:14:18 AM, by KAYLADAWNCOOK20

    I am Kayla.This is my dang 4th account cuzz i keep losin' my ... Read more

  • Long time, no see

    9/22/2012 10:31:48 PM, by COASTERKAT

    Well, it's been quite a long time since my last blog post. Over 6 months in fact. Never fear, I didn't disappear. I just had a lot of changes in ... Read more

  • Two Steps forward, one giant leap back!

    9/21/2012 2:22:02 PM, by DAJODU

    So after nearly a month and a half of being distracted from my workouts, I've dropped the 5-8 pounds I worked so hard to put on and feel like I a... Read more

  • All or Nothing; Inspiration

    8/22/2012 6:02:01 PM, by DAJODU

    I had a terrible work out the other day. I know why, but that's beside the point. I was so excited... I had been slacking over the weekend s... Read more

  • Vacation & Happiness

    8/14/2012 4:32:15 PM, by DAJODU

    Just got back recently from my week long camping trip over in southern Michigan. Didn't feel too guilty about missing my regular exercise, as I e... Read more

  • Operation Quit-Smoking COMPLETED

    7/24/2012 5:42:54 PM, by DAJODU

    I kicked the habit. Hopefully once and for all!! I smoked my last cigarette as of July 15th 2012! :) It wasn't even nearly as hard as I thou... Read more

  • New Condo; slacking, bad habits, & depression

    7/13/2012 9:14:13 PM, by DAJODU

    So I moved into my new condo a little over a week ago. I love it here, its so much less stressful now that I can be on my own! Thank god. Though ... Read more

  • My Son, My Heart...

    4/26/2012 12:44:53 PM, by DIAMONDDEBI416

    This is my very first blog entry. I'm not much of a writer and, up until now, I couldn't really find anything I wanted to say. Well, here it is..... Read more

  • The Apple Fast - Day 1

    3/15/2012 11:53:10 PM, by COASTERKAT

    I've been retaining water and having some digestion issues lately, and a friend of mine did a 3-day apple fast last week with great success. I di... Read more

  • Trying to get back in the groove

    3/8/2012 12:02:23 AM, by COASTERKAT

    With winter quarter coming to an end, it seems like each day there is a little more to do and a little less time to do it. In light of that, I've... Read more

  • Progress photos

    2/1/2012 1:23:55 AM, by COASTERKAT

    There was a particular photo of myself that really sparked my desire to lose weight. It's a beautiful picture of my fiancÚ and I in Gatlingburg, ... Read more

  • Starting Week 4

    1/31/2012 9:12:50 PM, by COASTERKAT

    At the end of this week, I will be one month into my journey. I've already hit my first few roadblocks, and am currently experiencing one of the ... Read more

  • Reweighing - a blessing and a curse.

    1/22/2012 1:36:25 PM, by COASTERKAT

    I always weigh myself twice, to confirm the first reading was accurate. On the second try, I move the scale (I used to have a scale that would re... Read more

  • Losing weight but not feeling it

    1/22/2012 12:00:45 PM, by COASTERKAT

    I can see the number going down on the scale, but I'm starting to wonder where the visible progress is. I know in the past if I lost even 5 lbs, ... Read more

  • 10 days, 5 pounds .. easier than I thought!

    1/20/2012 2:15:04 AM, by COASTERKAT

    I've noticed over the last week that my method of "dieting" this time around has been so much easier than I expected. I've found myself under my ... Read more

  • My fear of the dentist

    1/19/2012 8:10:27 AM, by COASTERKAT

    There's been this nagging fear that I can't get over and it's really starting to become an issue. Like many, I am afraid of the dentist. Now... Read more

  • First sickness of the winter

    1/17/2012 10:31:03 PM, by COASTERKAT

    There's nothing I hate more than being sick. Especially now as I'm starting my journey to a new life. I don't want to eat. I don't want to go to ... Read more

  • Focus Focus Focus

    1/2/2012 2:19:11 PM, by JRSTACY98

    This is the time of year that everything seems to be focused on Health. TV Ads, health clubs, people's resolutions. While I am not making a new... Read more

  • Time of Year

    8/10/2011 1:26:45 PM, by JRSTACY98

    I'm writing this on August 10 - early to mid August. This is the time of year I really struggle with, last minute cookouts and many birthday pa... Read more

  • breakfast

    8/7/2011 2:19:04 AM, by EXPT626

    Unless I sleep through it, I don't skip it. I have few rules to my diet. They are basically 1) Move more, eat less 2) Eat what you ... Read more

  • 5/15/2011

    5/15/2011 10:59:41 PM, by CATLADY69

    well today was better some it been 2 days since i didnt talk to my friend im heart is filled with pain because i dont know why he would ever thin... Read more

  • 5/13/2011

    5/13/2011 9:52:18 PM, by CATLADY69

    i have a lot of trust in people but i must have sucker on my farhead its ok because you learn from that dont trust someone who tries to hard y... Read more

  • 5/12/2011 walking

    5/12/2011 9:21:15 PM, by CATLADY69

    its getting harder everyday to find someone to walk with or go somewhere with its a big thing now a days and getting harder to find someone to ... Read more

  • 5/6/2011

    5/6/2011 11:41:49 PM, by CATLADY69

    well today was my sister birthday its 3 years since her death my hubby and i went to his mother and took her out to eat for mothers day and for... Read more

  • 5/4/2011 part II

    5/4/2011 11:28:00 PM, by CATLADY69

    when i was sick i really missed the people and the joy of reading people's blogs but i must say if it was not for sparks i would still be tryin... Read more

  • truth or myth

    5/3/2011 9:26:50 PM, by CATLADY69

    if it wouldnt be for the points and friends and the way we talking in blog and trying to loose a pound together would you be doing this or would... Read more

  • 5/2/2011 missed yesterday y you must read to see

    5/2/2011 8:56:53 PM, by CATLADY69

    hi everyone well i was so happy yesterday i got everything done time to kill didnt over eat and lost 1 lb but i did fall a sleep on the chair ... Read more

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