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  • Almost half-way!

    8/29/2015 7:12:14 PM, by TESSC45

    So I've been trying my best to get back into shape. I started my fourth week on the C25K program this morning. Because I get up at 5 to do my r... Read more

  • Crazies (week 5 recap)

    8/23/2015 4:16:21 PM, by NAMBRA

    All I can say for this week is, that I totally understand how men can complain about woman behave in certain times of the month... ... Read more

  • Crossfit

    8/20/2015 4:53:35 PM, by OPHELIE

    So, the kids went back to school this week, and with that was my last excuse to not go to the Crossfit gym was gone. So, on Tuesday, I braced mys... Read more

  • Bootcamp challenge week 3, day 2- so I cheated a little...

    8/17/2015 11:30:32 PM, by OPHELIE

    Today was an overall super day! Dropped off my youngest daughter at her new preschool (yes, she did scream, but I have done this with 3 other k... Read more

  • Bootcamp challenge week 3, day 1

    8/17/2015 12:18:48 AM, by OPHELIE

    Today was a good day. I got up early, did my workout video, had a super quick breakfast (1/2 cup cheerios with 1/4 cup milk), and headed to churc... Read more

  • Back To School

    8/16/2015 3:07:20 PM, by NAMBRA

    I really can't believe how much difference a couple of days can make. In my last blog I was feeling terrible and was so ready to give up. But aft... Read more

  • Bootcamp week 2, day 7- plateau?

    8/15/2015 9:52:38 PM, by OPHELIE

    So, it has been 15 days since I have sparked seriously. I feel like I am doing every thing "by the book", and I don't seem to fit any more loosel... Read more

  • Bootcamp challenge week 2, day 6

    8/14/2015 10:56:10 PM, by OPHELIE

    OK, I think I now have gotten the rhythm down, and the habit of starting the day with a workout video. Today, it was an arm workout, I really enj... Read more

  • bootcamp week 2, day 5

    8/14/2015 12:13:56 AM, by OPHELIE

    I have been consistent with the 28 day challenge. I just skipped one day on day 4, due to being too sore to workout after he big moving day. To... Read more

  • Feeling Really Fat

    8/13/2015 2:09:16 PM, by NAMBRA

    Today is turning out to be a crappy day. As I mentioned I have gained some weight in last couple of weeks. It's not really a surprise, I haven't ... Read more

  • the joy of opening boxes

    8/12/2015 11:53:42 PM, by OPHELIE

    I found my beloved cookbook a couple of days ago in one of the moving boxes. It is a German book that has healthy meals, and focuses on carbs i... Read more

  • Back To Real Life (weeks 3 and 4 recap)

    8/12/2015 2:35:21 PM, by NAMBRA

    Last (almost) 2 weeks have been an escape from reality that I have needed. I know week 4 isn't over yet, but I think I need to turn to a new page... Read more

  • an eventful day in the mountains

    8/11/2015 11:57:49 PM, by OPHELIE

    Today was a busy day. It started with my brother sending me a message that my 66 year old uncle who had been battling liver, pancreas and prost... Read more

  • reflection on the past 10 days

    8/10/2015 11:35:20 AM, by OPHELIE

    I made August 1st my new day 1. I want to really focus on me, and find my mojo back when it comes to weight loss, fitness, and feeling good about... Read more

  • turning point?

    8/9/2015 12:07:17 PM, by OPHELIE

    Last night, I had a dream about the gym. See, I have been wanting, but pushing off, going to the gym to get a membership. I would like to join ... Read more

  • tracking day 2

    8/8/2015 10:33:29 PM, by OPHELIE

    So, after the "mishap" from yesterday, I tracked everything today. results: -I stayed on the low end of my range, even after having some choc... Read more

  • eye opener!

    8/8/2015 12:35:01 AM, by OPHELIE

    Wow, here I was, thinking I had everything under control. I was tracking (most) foods, doing my 28 day bootcamp challenge, walking, moving boxe... Read more

  • New Beginning

    8/7/2015 9:06:01 PM, by TESSC45

    I seem to get new beginnings a lot. New "life" with exercise and being active, new jobs (3 in the past 4 years), and starting new with staying a... Read more

  • reconnecting

    8/6/2015 8:46:38 PM, by OPHELIE

    Today, I met with an old friend of mine I had not seen in 7 years. It was such a nice breath of fresh air in the midst of our move! It was so n... Read more

  • new way to be successful

    8/6/2015 12:06:35 AM, by OPHELIE

    I have been active on SP since last September. At the beginning, I tracked all my foods, did my exercise and weighed myself everyday. That was ... Read more

  • getting that momentum going

    8/5/2015 12:19:59 AM, by OPHELIE

    Today, I did skip the video workout after I woke up, because my whole body is sore from moving furniture yesterday. Plus, I knew that I was going... Read more

  • The container came!

    8/4/2015 1:03:12 AM, by OPHELIE

    Today was a good day! We got tons accomplished: I started by doing day 3 of the 28 day bootcamp challenge video. Then, I went and finished the ... Read more

  • Crazy Week (week 2 recap)

    8/3/2015 2:25:20 AM, by NAMBRA

    Remember last week when I was all like "I'm taking a vacation for this week. I can do all I need to next week."? Well it really came back to bite... Read more

  • 28 day bootcamp challenge- day 2

    8/3/2015 12:25:14 AM, by OPHELIE

    Today was day 2 of the challenge for me. i am trying to get back to a rythm that will work for me, where i actually do exercise, and don't just p... Read more

  • back in Idaho

    8/1/2015 12:45:16 PM, by OPHELIE

    Well, we finally made it, after months of preparing, we moved back to Idaho in July. Now, August is starting, and that is my cue to get back on... Read more

  • Haven't weighed in five days

    7/31/2015 8:38:36 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    Determined to only weigh once a week. It's Friday and I've avoided the scale since Sunday. BUT it's still in my brain and I think about it a lot ... Read more

  • Confession & surprise

    7/27/2015 11:15:11 AM, by MFABER3

    Healthy Habits Reset - Day 8 Topple Your Obstacles. 1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward. I’ve read this article many times, but not exactly when... Read more

  • Holidays, Heat and Babies (week 1 recap)

    7/26/2015 1:07:34 PM, by NAMBRA

    Just to be more accountable for what I do my plan is to try and make at least weekly rants about all things, relevant or not. I ... Read more

  • When is a stall not a stall?

    7/26/2015 9:27:32 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    So, my doctor says I'm not stalled. And according to his scale, I have lost 4 pounds in two weeks. And my blood pressure was "ideal." ... Read more

  • Still stalled

    7/18/2015 5:45:40 PM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    and worse...I found a google thread where people stalled and never really lost any significant weight after that. Just keep doing the progr... Read more

  • Quick

    7/17/2015 11:53:50 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    I have the internet for probably about five minutes. Had an interview will know Monday. Will keep my friends informed. I miss you all. Take car... Read more

  • Stall

    7/15/2015 7:31:13 PM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    So, I've been basically stalled for a week now. It's hard not to let it mess with my mind, but it's so common I found it online as "week three st... Read more

  • A Learning Opportunity

    7/12/2015 3:18:49 PM, by MFABER3

    It’s been a crazy week but I’m going to use it as a learning opportunity. I’m going to start with all of the bad things I’ve done. I’m ... Read more

  • Closet Shopping

    7/12/2015 11:38:28 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    I'm down ten percent from my all time highest. WOO HOO. That said, I still have a longggg way to go. Still. Yesterday I moved out som... Read more

  • I'm walking

    7/11/2015 10:47:22 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    Streak! three days in a row meeting my fitbit goal---yesterday, again took two times on treadmill and grocery shopping. But my endurance is incre... Read more

  • Never left

    7/10/2015 12:48:29 PM, by SYDLETZIII

    I am in Michigan for now and applying for jobs. I am using borrowed internet service, with permission, from nearby friends. The signal is weak so... Read more

  • Black Bean Soup

    7/10/2015 10:35:50 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    I grew up on spaghetti, chili, and things that came out of a box: chicken, pot pies, etc. I credit Chipotle for making me LOVE black beans ... Read more

  • Crushed pills

    7/9/2015 9:17:46 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    crushed pills are disgusting! I haven't found a way to take them yet that is palatable. Right now what is working is chocolate protein shake. Ugh... Read more

  • How not to spend the day

    7/8/2015 7:27:51 PM, by MFABER3

    It’s 6:08 pm and I have barely left the computer, except to have lunch in front of the TV. Not good choices. I need to use the elliptical and I... Read more

  • 19 months later

    7/8/2015 11:45:31 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    I had gastric vertical sleeve surgery two weeks ago. I've had a fairly standard recovery. I'm basically free of pain now, but I have no stamina. ... Read more

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