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  • 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

  • Here i go....AGAIN

    9/19/2016 7:01:38 PM, by EDEACONTX

    It does NOT matter how many times you fall down. What matters is how many times you get back up. My schedule right now is insane, I'm way overloa... Read more

  • It's Fall, Yee-haw!

    9/17/2016 9:36:47 PM, by LBEEKMA

    I'm excited to be a Shooting Star again and to start this fall challenge. Fall is my favorite season so I want to take advantage of the weather a... Read more

  • Goals for week of 9/6

    9/6/2016 7:48:20 PM, by GREGORYCOLE

    Track 5 days a week Do three exercises No eating outside of: 1) Breakfast 2) Mid morning (Elevensies) 3) Lunch 4) Mid afternoon (... Read more

  • Finding me

    9/2/2016 12:25:42 PM, by AZDREAMS

    going thru an incredibly hard time over the last 2 years I have Packed on 35 pounds onto a body that was already 40 pounds overweight I ache ever... Read more

  • Goals for the week of the 29th

    8/29/2016 12:10:50 PM, by GREGORYCOLE

    No eating outside meals and snacks 3 workouts this week (including one at work) tracking 5 days a week Implement one health improv... Read more

  • Goals for week of 8/22

    8/22/2016 2:44:03 PM, by GREGORYCOLE

    Track 3 days a week. 3 strength training workouts 7k or more steps per day No eating after dinner Eat only at designated ... Read more

  • Describing myself

    8/12/2016 12:37:53 AM, by LBEEKMA

    As students were coming in to meet me when they walked through their schedules, I asked them to write their names and something about themselves ... Read more

  • Good Sweat

    8/9/2016 7:04:14 PM, by LBEEKMA

    Today my fitness minutes were quite unusual. I spent 40 minutes raking and bagging leaves, 20 minutes mowing the lawn, and 20 minutes frantically... Read more

  • Crabby

    8/8/2016 11:15:13 AM, by LBEEKMA

    Have you ever been crabby? Today is one of those days. I only have 3 days left to myself and am feeling crabby. I think it's because something wa... Read more

  • Staying on track...

    8/3/2016 10:06:29 AM, by LBEEKMA

    It's been pretty easy to track my food and exercise and make mindful, nutritional decisions these past 5 weeks of the 5% challenge, but the real ... Read more

  • Still trying! Spark goals for 8/1-8/8

    8/1/2016 8:18:30 AM, by GREGORYCOLE

    Track 2 days a week. 3 strength training workouts 7k or more steps per day No eating after dinner Standing desk at least ... Read more

  • Tracking is essential...

    7/30/2016 12:24:15 AM, by LBEEKMA

    I've realized this week how essential tracking my food is to meeting my calorie goals. Three days of haphazard tracking have given me a skewed se... Read more

  • Tripped up

    7/28/2016 2:18:21 PM, by EDEACONTX

    So, my family came down for the week to visit. I haven't been exercising, just swimming with the kids and family activities. My "diet" has been n... Read more

  • Mustard and other stuff

    7/26/2016 2:53:00 PM, by LBEEKMA

    I'm weird. I love to cook a hamburger patty (with avocado and tomato on top - after it's cooked) and dip it in BBQ sauce (sweet & spicy, please) ... Read more

  • I ate cake.

    7/24/2016 2:19:11 PM, by LBEEKMA

    Yesterday, I ate cake. I am actually happy about this because I realized it wasn't that big of a deal. I ate about 1/4 of a regular piece. It was... Read more

  • Breaking the mental barrier today

    7/22/2016 10:39:15 PM, by LBEEKMA

    Today, I was determined not to limit myself. I got off to a slow start (as usual) on the elliptical at the gym, but something cool happened. Aft... Read more

  • Impulsive

    7/21/2016 11:19:28 PM, by LBEEKMA

    I just spent about an hour in Walmart walking around the store - talking to myself. First, I was mesmerized by the school supplies aisles. I love... Read more

  • Sluggish

    7/19/2016 11:45:06 PM, by LBEEKMA

    The less I do, the less I want to do. I've been doing pretty well on healthy eating but not as well on the exercise. I finally got up and started... Read more

  • Those SP Videos

    7/17/2016 6:10:05 PM, by LBEEKMA

    Since I'm lazy (and it's hot here), I decided to do a few sp videos. Of course, I picked a few of the short ones so I didn't fizzle out before th... Read more

  • Tough Start

    7/16/2016 11:53:10 PM, by LBEEKMA

    It took me half the day to actually get to the gym. It felt like I was moving through mud the first 15 minutes on the elliptical but the feeling ... Read more

  • IKEA is good for my health

    7/15/2016 11:13:03 PM, by LBEEKMA

    I love IKEA! Not only did I get in about 2000 steps looking at cool furniture and imagining how neat it could be to live in a tiny house/space (a... Read more

  • Flat belly

    7/12/2016 1:31:32 AM, by CHIILLEJ

    Flat belly... Read more

  • 7/11/2016 1:33:01 AM, by CHIILLEJ

    Let spread some ❤... Read more

  • Thank you, Fitbit!

    7/9/2016 11:29:49 AM, by LBEEKMA

    I love, love, love my Fitbit. When I look down at it and see 899 steps because I've been sitting on my behind in front of a computer screen, it g... Read more

  • Perserverance

    7/8/2016 12:54:16 PM, by EDEACONTX

    Hello, So, I'm far from accomplishing my goals. Baby steps people. I am actually making headway on my exercise goals. Whether is 10 minutes ... Read more

  • Protein

    7/8/2016 1:07:11 AM, by CHIILLEJ

    Having a hard time meeting protein....... Read more

  • Pokemon Go app

    7/8/2016 12:03:50 AM, by LBEEKMA

    I just spent 15 minutes walking with my grown son in the dark to catch Pokemon. This was fun and brought back memories of all of those Pokemon Ga... Read more

  • Gym

    7/7/2016 12:37:39 AM, by CHIILLEJ

    Debating whether to get a gym membership....... Read more

  • Afraid to fail

    7/7/2016 12:08:39 AM, by LBEEKMA

    I have the craziest problem with exercising and wondered if any other sp'ers do this. I'm afraid to exercise too much for fear of failure. I'm af... Read more

  • Spark goals for week of 7/6/2016

    7/6/2016 11:24:21 AM, by GREGORYCOLE

    I am writing my sparkgoals midweek, but i want to get on track! I am tracking today and want to tack one additional day. I am not tying to w... Read more

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