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What will I make of today?
7/11/2014 5:45:26 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Today will bring me many things, but what will I bring to today? I can bring joy and happiness to myself and to others. I can focus on the b...  Read more

JSTETSER

Dear Family and Friends,
7/10/2014 10:42:50 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have committed to making some big changes. I'm trying to eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly, and live a healthy life. It hasn't been eas...  Read more

WILLPOWER2014

A lot of exercising today
7/10/2014 10:06:13 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I did a lot of exercising today. Here's how it went: 30 minute workout DVD 30 minute treadmill 30 minutes stationary/recumbent bike 30 minu...  Read more

AUNTRENEE

Day 7 Music in the Park
7/10/2014 9:27:10 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Todayís adventure started at the Eiffel Tower. Our city coordinators continually cautioned us not to look at, speak to, or interact with...  Read more

WALLAHALLA

Picnic Dinner on paper plates!
7/10/2014 2:08:39 PM,  6 COMMENTS

We were all pooped out, but still had a healthy dinner!...  Read more

SOPHINEZ

No bike last night, lots of exercise though!
7/10/2014 1:14:02 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Seriously. A lot. Wore me out. It was definitely an honest days work. My husband is putting a new roof on my house as we speak. Yesterday he was...  Read more

BLONDEDOG

Weigh In
7/10/2014 1:04:12 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I weighed in today and I am down 27 pounds... 244 I couldn't believe it when I put my weight in for the week on spark, I am totally thrilled right...  Read more

-SHYR-

it's thursday
7/10/2014 10:51:54 AM,  7 COMMENTS

i will need to take a day off school to get the rest of some important errands done. i have applied to be a volunteer at a big event here next year an...  Read more

MOMMY445

120 Days of Accountability-Day 9-July 9
7/10/2014 9:37:01 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Beginning weight (06/01/14): 199.0 This Week's Weight: 194 Glasses of water: 6 Amount of sleep: 8 Commitment level when I sta...  Read more

JLR080500

120 Days of Accountability-Day 8-July 8
7/10/2014 9:35:29 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Beginning weight (06/01/14): 199.0 This Week's Weight: 194 Glasses of water:2 Amount of sleep: 8 Commitment level when I started...  Read more

JLR080500

Generous Friends
7/10/2014 5:49:06 AM,  24 COMMENTS

Sometimes we all need to help, and other times, we need to be helped. This month, I needed both. My son needed a car. I willingly loaned my car, bu...  Read more

JSTETSER

Not my day to be out of bed
7/9/2014 10:30:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Got up this morning sore from the knees down from my exercising. Hit my knee on the door frame while coming in from the outside with the dog. That did...  Read more

AUNTRENEE

Day 6 Paris: The City of Love
7/9/2014 5:02:59 PM,  23 COMMENTS

We started our day with a continental French Breakfast. To say we were disappointed would be a huge understatement. There was French bread, croissan...  Read more

WALLAHALLA

Progress Isn't Always A Number
7/9/2014 2:13:07 PM,  2 COMMENTS

AKA: What I Did For Me This Week A camping trip where we serendipitously met up with some beloved old friends. A weekend of feasting on crab caug...  Read more

JELLYBEAN007

This just got very real
7/9/2014 1:56:11 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So I went to my well check this year and things were not as great as they were last year. I was told that I am now officially pre-diabetic and need to...  Read more

CALITEXASGIRL02

First time in 9 years!
7/9/2014 1:22:42 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I hit it! I'm at 299! I haven't seen 2 something for 9 years. This was a big threshold for me and it feels great! I honestly knew I would hit the...  Read more

STACYDM

it's wednesday
7/9/2014 12:49:27 PM,  7 COMMENTS

i am taking a much needed break. worked on a personality assessment all morning at school. now i am catching up on some computer work. then i will tak...  Read more

MOMMY445

WooWoo!
7/9/2014 9:51:55 AM,  0 COMMENTS

My maid is here today!...  Read more

LOVELESMILLS

The World Needs More Robins!
7/9/2014 5:44:19 AM,  19 COMMENTS

On Monday afternoon, we made a needed trip into Wal*Mart. We were tired from having climbed Mt Monadnock, and probably did not look like the ideal cu...  Read more

JSTETSER

So Many Obstacles
7/9/2014 1:25:36 AM,  6 COMMENTS

It seems as though i get to where I can deal with an obstacle just in time for another one to pop it's ugly head up at me. Tonight the knee pai...  Read more

SANDI92167

Exercise before exercise
7/8/2014 10:18:52 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Yes, I do exercise before I do other exercises. In the mornings before my dad gets up, I do a workout DVD. Then on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays is...  Read more

AUNTRENEE

129 Days of Accountability-Days 2-7-July 2-7
7/8/2014 7:04:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Beginning weight (06/01/14): 199.0 This Week's Weight: 194 Commitment level when I started my day (1-5): 3 Did I track all of my...  Read more

JLR080500

a rainy day
7/8/2014 3:12:04 PM,  3 COMMENTS

had another great day of classes today! i am looking forward to the next day of classes tomorrow. my daughter is now in a day camp in the afternoons o...  Read more

MOMMY445

Exercise, arthritis & pain
7/8/2014 2:26:39 PM,  4 COMMENTS

They say I need to lose weight to stop the pain in my knees. It is not getting better, but worse. I know I just started back and some pain is...  Read more

SANDI92167

More Bad News...
7/8/2014 11:27:44 AM,  0 COMMENTS

My diaphragm is paralyzed....  Read more

LOVELESMILLS

Getting creative with food.
7/8/2014 11:15:03 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Since my family and I have gotten on the healthy eating track, we have been making a LOT of grilled chicken breasts, fish, and fresh veggies. Needless...  Read more

STACYDM

Finding my mojo...
7/8/2014 8:37:43 AM,  6 COMMENTS

It isn't easy once it's been lost. You have to dig deep to find it now. It's there, it's just hidden away in the dark corners of your mind. I stopp...  Read more

BLONDEDOG

Breakfast with The Family...The Bestfast!
7/8/2014 7:25:16 AM,  6 COMMENTS

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SOPHINEZ

Hiker with Diabetes Needs Help!
7/8/2014 5:59:13 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Yes, I need some BIG help! I just spent the day burning lots of calories hiking Mt. Monadnock. It was a 4 hour hike on a hot, humid day. I...  Read more

JSTETSER

Realizing my inner goddess
7/7/2014 10:06:13 PM,  4 COMMENTS

After doing treadmills and stationary bikes, I was seeing my inner goddess. I wasn't looking into a mirror, I was seeing my inner goddess in my mind's...  Read more

AUNTRENEE

Day 5: On the Road Again
7/7/2014 8:51:30 PM,  25 COMMENTS

Time to move on to our next destination. I was very impressed with how clean London was. We saw very little graffiti, and when we did, it was impres...  Read more

WALLAHALLA

a lovely day
7/7/2014 4:18:31 PM,  4 COMMENTS

first day of classes went well for me. i am really going to enjoy these classes. i will make full use of all that is offered to me while i am there. m...  Read more

MOMMY445

A funeral, a long car ride, lots of tears, and a lot of memories...
7/7/2014 3:12:09 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My title says it all. Today is my first day back to work after 10 days of and I am exhausted. I cannot wait to go home and take a nap. I have so ma...  Read more

BLONDEDOG

Smile!
7/7/2014 1:44:14 PM,  8 COMMENTS

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SOPHINEZ

I can do it!!!
7/7/2014 11:51:28 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Well,I started fit for life at our local rec center Monday June 30 2014 and weighed 262.4. I weighed again Saturday July 5 and weighed 254.9 and I we...  Read more

4GIVEN

The dog is happy!
7/7/2014 10:53:29 AM,  2 COMMENTS

This is my second go around with losing weight, and I'm kicking butt! I started with 350 Lbs and I am currently at 301. Before this week is over I'll...  Read more

STACYDM

the reasons behind my fitness and weight-loss goals.
7/7/2014 10:11:39 AM,  4 COMMENTS

What is your true motivation? My true motivation is my kids I have two young boys whose ages are 10 yrs. old and 7 yrs. old and I want to see them gr...  Read more

WILLPOWER2014

Beautiful Day
7/7/2014 9:45:18 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Can't wait to get my camellia planted...  Read more

LOVELESMILLS

"I"
7/7/2014 6:04:21 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I am going to look closer that this beautiful world around me. I am going to listen closely when people speak to me. I am going to eat...  Read more

JSTETSER

Day 4 Striking Up the Band
7/6/2014 10:51:52 PM,  25 COMMENTS

By this point, my body is starting to adjust to the time difference, and Iím noticing a few more things, like the sun rises at 4:30 a.m. and sets at 1...  Read more

WALLAHALLA

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