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  • Day 4 Eating out adventure

    7/2/2015 9:58:59 AM, by MFABER3

    On the way to hubby's Dr Appointment, we planned to eat lunch. Originally it was Chick-Fil-A, but they were so busy, we just headed further South... Read more

  • Day 3 Stressful day

    7/1/2015 11:04:05 AM, by MFABER3

    I enjoyed my dinner out a little more than I should have, but not as bad as I could have. After posting yesterday, we received some stressf... Read more

  • Day 2 - Inspirations & Plans

    6/30/2015 10:58:01 AM, by MFABER3

    It's been 10 months since my last post, wow. The bad news is I gained back the 5 pounds I had lost at that point, the good news is I've already l... Read more

  • Need fitbit help

    5/18/2015 12:31:51 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    I am considering buying a fitbit charge, charge HR, or Surge. I have heard complaints that they fall apart within a year. Does anyone own these a... Read more

  • Speed Note

    5/16/2015 7:51:03 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    Been too busy for anything, even sleep has been elusive. Two more weeks and I slow down as the school year comes to an end. I will go back and re... Read more

  • Emotionally Drained

    4/24/2015 1:26:40 PM, by MELLIE9272

    I have had one of the most difficult weeks of my life. School started back Tuesday, and I was dreading it! I'm in my second year teaching and sti... Read more

  • Crazy Busy

    4/13/2015 11:12:06 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    My already busy schedule is now even more so, which is good since i get paid by the hour. Starting tomorrow I will be up at 5am and return home a... Read more

  • Today is a Happy Day

    4/6/2015 8:01:59 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    I am so very glad spring break is over. Those teachers who love to teach will understand me completely, the rest of the world will think I have l... Read more

  • Needs

    4/2/2015 8:50:31 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    I walked 3.18 miles today and I stayed with in my calorie range. I need to 1. Walk more 2. get to bed by 10 at the latest 3. eat fewer des... Read more

  • Another recipe: Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Chicken

    3/28/2015 11:52:34 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    This recipe when served with one cup white rice has 559g, 2 Fat, 87 carbs, 41 proteins, and 2 fiber. Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Chicken (396g) ... Read more

  • Trying to find balance

    3/23/2015 11:16:31 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    Recently my schedule for teaching changed A LOT. I am up at 6am to go and teach and I am done at 7:30. I spend sometime applying for teaching and... Read more

  • New Soup Recipe with complete Nutrition info

    3/18/2015 6:39:32 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    Bean and Ham Vegetable Soup (Letz Homemade) Makes 12 Servings (1 serving= 353g, 1.5 cups) (1 cup= about 230g) Ingredients: 3 cups ... Read more

  • Flare and Cold Slowing Down Exercise

    3/9/2015 1:14:05 PM, by JKANT88

    I had been doing really well with my exercise routine the last few weeks. I took some advice from a friend and treated it like an appointment. ... Read more

  • Stalled

    3/8/2015 9:38:09 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    I am back from Michigan and I miss my better half already. Missing her has been for a lack of a more appropriate term depressing, I have not been... Read more

  • Back home

    3/4/2015 1:12:06 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    I returned home safely, but the last 45 miles was is freezing rain. my wipers froze to the glass and I was driving on a sheet of ice. I slowed to... Read more

  • the one day fast

    2/26/2015 4:19:55 PM, by OPHELIE

    So, as I was saying yesterday, I felt a bug coming, and wanted to try and be proactive about it. I did not have dinner on Tuesday (feeling queezy... Read more

  • fighting the bug

    2/25/2015 3:15:29 AM, by OPHELIE

    Yesterday, all went according to plan... until mid afternoon. I felt a bug coming, and I have been trying to nip it in the bud. Went to bed at ... Read more

  • Focus readjustment.

    2/24/2015 7:11:12 AM, by OPHELIE

    2015 started really well for me. 100 days of weight loss, registering for the Winter challenge, going under 80 ... Read more

  • Joined a New Gym

    2/23/2015 10:14:49 AM, by JKANT88

    I found a gym close to my new house that has what I need. I had been a member of the JCC, but it was too far away so I ended up almost never goi... Read more

  • New Post on 3/3 or 3/4

    2/22/2015 5:21:12 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    Tonight will go to bed very early. Tomorrow after I am done teaching I will go to bed for about 7-8 hours and around 2am Tuesday I will start dri... Read more

  • Exercise, Treats, and a Trip in the Future

    2/21/2015 6:54:55 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    Shoveled 7 inches of snow for an hour. Washed my car using snow and a towel. Cooked a modified Betty Crocker Oatmeal drop cookies recipe from the... Read more

  • Fog

    2/19/2015 9:21:04 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    Have you had a day or a week where you just did not know what to say. Well tonight is that night. Sweet dreams my friends, sleep well and God b... Read more

  • Hibernation

    2/16/2015 9:11:40 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    The weather has been most unkind. Although we received only an inch of snow, the bitter cold has been too much for my winter gear, I have had to ... Read more

  • YUM

    2/8/2015 11:27:58 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    I had a great day. Breakfast with egg whites, a lunch using Smuckers organic peanut butter and strawberry preserves, but dinner was my best. ... Read more

  • Long day and Long Lines

    2/8/2015 3:13:00 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    Today I went to Walmart at 4pm (shopping took 1 hour 45 minutes followed by 15 waiting to check out) Standing in line was like being in the emerg... Read more

  • Slow and Steady

    2/7/2015 11:00:13 AM, by WOOTENR06

    You hear over and over how the benefits of starting a new health plan aren't visible to you for a while. That you need to stick with your program... Read more

  • Plan C and then D

    2/3/2015 12:58:49 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    A friend told me I might have a plan C and D. Did not get to weight train as planned too much do for family. So plan C was to try to at least get... Read more

  • Plan B

    2/1/2015 11:57:21 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    Today went well. I was planning to get up at 4am and go walking, but -9 degrees is just too cold and too risky without a partner, so tomorrow aft... Read more

  • Gray day

    1/28/2015 12:01:32 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    Today I ate well and walked at least 60 minutes, but my tracker fell apart. I tried to rebuild it, but the damage was too extensive. Indeed sad, ... Read more

  • What a day

    1/23/2015 11:39:10 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    This morning I got up at 4:30am and did a 2 mile walk. I taught 1st graders that reminded me I have LOTS of energy and made me thankful that scho... Read more

  • Onward and downward

    1/22/2015 9:55:31 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    I was up at 4:30am, out the door by 4:55am to walk two miles in order to be back in time to get ready for work. Today I taught Chinese (they ta... Read more

  • A work in progress

    1/21/2015 8:57:51 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    I ate within my limit, but I could have and should have went for a walk today. I also had chocolate for no other reason than it was there. I w... Read more

  • A Good Day

    1/19/2015 11:36:31 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    Got 6 hours sleep. Ate well within limits (low end) Walked an hour and I got my hair cut (The highlight of the day) lol Relaxed and now i... Read more

  • Static

    1/18/2015 12:09:44 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    My weight has frozen, neither going up or down. I have managed to return my eating to normal and balanced, now I need to do the same for my exerc... Read more

  • What Works For You?

    1/17/2015 1:58:14 PM, by WOOTENR06

    The most important aspect of finding a great health plan is finding out what works best for you. If you were like me starting out, I had no idea ... Read more

  • Better than nothing

    1/13/2015 11:00:23 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    Today I did not get to walk as planned, the temperature was below 20 degrees and the roads and walkway were ice, but I did eat healthy today and ... Read more

  • Life is difficult so put on a helmet

    1/11/2015 9:59:00 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    Weather and family have made my diet very difficult. The temp recently got to a wind chill factor colder than -20, so it was not safe to walk. My... Read more

  • The Superbowl Workout Game

    1/10/2015 9:22:52 PM, by WOOTENR06

    You may or may not have seen (as posted by SparkPeople) the Superbowl workout game. I have decided today, that I am going to "play" on February 1... Read more

  • Over 200~~!!!

    1/7/2015 8:44:57 PM, by STUARTDM

    I have topped the scale over 200!! Something I was always just under and now I've gone over. Making some immediate changes to diet first. I am ... Read more

  • For all my friends

    1/3/2015 12:40:28 AM, by SYDLETZIII

    Thanks for the special Goodies Vtoria3, DJ4Health. Tiny67, and Habitatvitality. For the comments from Cat-in-CJ, and Platinum 755. I am gettin... Read more

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