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  • Do I really want to change?

    4/22/2017 9:40:32 PM, by LBEEKMA

    Just for today... 1. Logged all food 2. Exercised 30 min 3. Drinking water - 4 cups so far Yes, today I do.... Read more

  • My mind

    4/15/2017 1:07:13 AM, by LBEEKMA

    I'm having a really hard time lately focusing on my health. Work and the loss of our 12 yr old "puppy" have taken over my good intentions. Eating... Read more

  • Help! How do I shed my belly fat?

    4/7/2017 12:25:02 AM, by LBEEKMA

    I'm desperately seeking doable solutions for shedding belly fat. I've been crazy enough to sit through those "Super Secret to shedding belly fat ... Read more

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    My Favorite Winter Pasttime

    3/25/2017 12:36:49 PM, by LUVS2BIKE101

    Stewart Forest Preserve has been my favorite winter playground for a number of years. The trails are plentiful for all levels of fitness. Celebra... Read more

  • Life cannot be my excuse

    3/19/2017 12:43:10 AM, by LBEEKMA

    This week I let everything around me keep me from putting my wellbeing first. I did lose weight but I think it's because I didn't eat breakfast 3... Read more

  • It's not about the numbers

    3/11/2017 12:59:44 PM, by LBEEKMA

    I was on the way to a 3 lb overall loss overall for the winter 5% challenge, but this week weigh-in tells a different story: I gained weight and ... Read more

  • Ruining the picture

    3/6/2017 6:24:30 PM, by LBEEKMA

    Sorry this is bleak but it's been weighing on my heart. This week 6 of us at work went to an event and took a group picture at the end of it. Fiv... Read more

  • Sitting on the sidelines

    2/18/2017 11:55:26 AM, by LBEEKMA

    I've been sitting on the sidelines of this 5% challenge for 2 weeks - long enough to get too comfortable there. Sickness and stress are my lame e... Read more

  • Lisa

    2/8/2017 8:53:51 AM, by ALASKAPSYCH

    If you happen to read some of my previous blogs (meh, maybe not worth the effort), you will see a blog about a woman named Lisa. The short versi... Read more

  • Trying so hard

    2/3/2017 9:28:24 AM, by ALASKAPSYCH

    You know, I probably give a lot of lip service to trying hard. But, like a lot of people, I think I just say what is expected. I swore so many ... Read more

  • Make time for me

    1/23/2017 7:45:35 AM, by LSTREVINO2

    I seem to make time for everything else. It myself. This week I'm making myself as a priority.... Read more

  • Make time for me

    1/23/2017 7:01:02 AM, by LSTREVINO2

    I seem to make time for everything else. It myself. This week I'm making myself as a priority.... Read more

  • Reflections - 5% Challenge - Week 1

    1/21/2017 1:26:47 AM, by LBEEKMA

    5% challenge - week one Successes: -4 days of 10,000 steps -Took lunch to work all week -Drank at least 4 cups of water/day -Kept going even th... Read more

  • It is time to exercise

    1/16/2017 7:32:41 PM, by LSTREVINO2

    Tomorrow, it is exercise time, no excuses! ... Read more

  • My life turned upside down

    1/16/2017 12:45:31 PM, by EDEACONTX

    Over the last two months I have slowly been gaining my weight back. October 30th, 2016 I got engaged :) (Getting married April 8th, 2017) No... Read more

  • Staying focused on exercise

    1/15/2017 9:00:06 PM, by LSTREVINO2

    Staying focused is starting to get hard...I am so busy at work. I've done well with tracking food, but I'm not exercising. I need to do it when I... Read more

  • Staying focused on exercise

    1/15/2017 8:59:23 PM, by LSTREVINO2

    Staying focused is starting to get hard...I am so busy at work. I've done well with tracking food, but I'm not exercising. I need to do it when I... Read more

  • Stress Snacking

    1/7/2017 8:12:32 PM, by LSTREVINO2

    I'm still on track with food but I have to really watch stress eating. When I'm stressed, I pick at food...This is how I gained weight in the fi... Read more

  • Still moving forward...

    1/3/2017 7:43:09 PM, by LSTREVINO2

    My goal is to keep moving forward. I tend to look back with regret wishing I would have battled my weight earlier in life. I maintained my weight... Read more

  • One More Year Gone, One More Chance for Change Ahead

    1/1/2017 6:54:26 PM, by SURFKITTY

    2016 sucked for a lot of reasons. Personally, I didn't work very hard at working on my diet and exercise, but I did manage to at least keep from ... Read more

  • Stopping the cycle

    12/28/2016 5:13:40 PM, by LBEEKMA

    It's 12/28 and once again, I'm repeating the holiday cycle of gaining back everything I've worked so hard to lose for the past 5-6 months. But I'... Read more

  • Spark goals: vacation edition

    12/19/2016 10:51:35 AM, by GREGORYCOLE

    Greetings, I have been putting a silly amount of overtime for a while, so I have some time off. I want to make sure this vacation turns into an... Read more

  • I can't remember.

    12/3/2016 11:44:31 PM, by LBEEKMA

    I've been having a really hard time remembering things. I know I need to write things down, but I've even lost the list. This goes with eating he... Read more

  • goals for the week of 11/21

    11/21/2016 12:55:23 PM, by GREGORYCOLE

    Last week i did not post any goals, but i feel like i did a good job repeating the goals from the previous week. I am under a very large amount o... Read more

  • Cheating on me

    11/19/2016 11:54:59 AM, by LBEEKMA

    I read our email on interested versus committed this morning. This 5% challenge has definitely been a rocky road for me. I have to say I was comm... Read more

  • Goals for the week of 7/11

    11/7/2016 7:13:58 PM, by GREGORYCOLE

    Greetings! I did not post goals last week but feel like i did very well with healthy living and am happy with that. For this week I want to post ... Read more

  • Virgin Diet

    11/7/2016 7:43:26 AM, by ALASKAPSYCH

    Since I was hospitalized a couple of weeks ago, my daughter is convinced my ulcers are rooted in some sort of food allergy. While I really don't... Read more

  • Grrrrrr

    11/5/2016 1:12:24 AM, by LBEEKMA

    My PC cratered so now I have to post everything from my iPad mini. I love my iPad, but it takes five times longer to cut and paste and touch type... Read more

  • What to do...

    11/1/2016 10:16:06 PM, by LBEEKMA

    I've had a hard time with everything lately: tracking, exercising, posting. I've been feeling dizzy and not getting enough sleep, too. I know I'm... Read more

  • And so it Goes

    10/31/2016 10:43:59 AM, by ALASKAPSYCH

    Last week, while I was thinking about how much weight I have gained over the past year (on an already overtaxed body), I began having profound ch... Read more

  • Goals for the week of 10/24

    10/24/2016 9:01:04 PM, by GREGORYCOLE

    Well I think I did it. I ate very reasonably on my business trip to Germany, and got fitness walks in almost every day in spite of not having any... Read more

  • Those chips...

    10/23/2016 10:32:42 PM, by LBEEKMA

    Get thee behind me, tortilla chips! I have such a struggle with those baskets of crunchy chips. Yes, I could just take out a handful and push the... Read more

  • Triggers

    10/22/2016 10:00:00 PM, by LBEEKMA

    I wish I had read what our team was tracking earlier today because I think that would have kept me from mindlessly chomping on chips, stuffed pas... Read more

  • Spark Goals for the week of 10/17

    10/19/2016 2:14:35 AM, by GREGORYCOLE

    This week I am travelling on business, which is always a major trigger for me to overeat and eat foods that I know are not good for me. Unlimited... Read more

  • The Earlier The Better

    10/17/2016 10:45:44 PM, by LBEEKMA

    I'm not a morning person but I'm discovering that the longer I wait in the day to exercise, the less likely I am to do it. Note to self: take a f... Read more

  • Listening to Mom

    10/7/2016 11:04:20 PM, by LBEEKMA

    As I walked around Sam's tonight for over an hour, I could "hear" my mom's voice in my head. "Do what it takes to be healthy. If I could have my... Read more

  • Going around in circles...

    9/29/2016 10:51:51 PM, by LBEEKMA

    I really wanted to just hop in bed at 9:00pm tonight but didn't. All because of our 5% challenge. I knew I hadn't really exercised today, althoug... Read more

  • Go to sleep

    9/28/2016 11:49:42 PM, by LBEEKMA

    I've struggled the last couple of days with keeping focused and just realized, as I try to keep my eyes open to type this, that what I need the m... Read more

  • Day 1 - Note to Self

    9/24/2016 9:52:24 AM, by LBEEKMA

    Dear self- You have made great changes. You stuck it out through a whole 8 week challenge this summer - longer than you've done any type of ... Read more

  • Spark goals for 9/20

    9/20/2016 8:57:31 PM, by GREGORYCOLE

    I would say same as last weeks goals, but I forgot to post them. Here is the updated goals: 1) Eat only in breakfast, morning snack, lunch, ... Read more

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