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I will get there
7/12/2014 10:20:41 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I haven't been blogging lately, but I have been back on track for about a week now, and I can feel the difference already. The bloating is going down...  Read more

KATELYNSARA

Being my OWN motivation
7/8/2014 9:31:40 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Oh how life has changed. How I read my old blogs and see the motivation and happy spirit. I contained. Conquering the hills that I have had to push th...  Read more

CHICHI4322

Finding Time
7/7/2014 1:48:47 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This summer I have been having such a hard time finding time to work out. I am doubling up on classes and have up to four kids to watch at a time, plu...  Read more

AMARISRON

Yummy!!
7/7/2014 10:40:03 AM,  2 COMMENTS

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STARMONICA

Cute dog is watching her/his store, hahaha~~~
7/4/2014 11:43:46 AM,  0 COMMENTS

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STARMONICA

Getting to Know Your Spark Friends
7/3/2014 5:14:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It's time for another "Getting to Know Your Spark Friends"Ö borrowed from CLAIREINPARIS. Your go to chewing gum flavorÖ Trident Original Bes...  Read more

KANSASROSE67

One Week At a Time
6/29/2014 7:49:06 PM,  11 COMMENTS

As you may have seen in my feed, I've gained 5 pounds in June. Five pounds that it took me several months to lose, gained back in one month because I...  Read more

KANSASROSE67

Newer Ideal Weight Guidelines
6/29/2014 7:28:27 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I been away from Spark for a while as I had other interests - math, writing, a declutter challenge, Zen Habits, vacation etc. Even so, I have been s...  Read more

OLDEROWL

I guess I didn't gain weight back....Happy!!!
6/26/2014 9:25:12 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I weighed myself about a week ago, and it really scared me, because I was right back up to 190. That was a number that I have gone back to time and ti...  Read more

KATELYNSARA

I'm back, and I'm back on track!!
6/25/2014 5:39:42 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So about a month ago, I got sick. It was just a cold, but it knocked me off my feet, and led me back to old ways. With summer in full swing, I'm worki...  Read more

KATELYNSARA

KEEPING NOTE
6/23/2014 4:18:51 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I recently read a Spark Article about keeping a journal while you are on your Weight Loss journey. Deep down I have always wanted to do this, but som...  Read more

BONNYSPARKGIRL

Running in late evening
6/21/2014 11:21:23 AM,  0 COMMENTS

windy, cool, but a little dark in some part of road. Must keep safety....  Read more

STARMONICA

Finally had the guts to step on the scale this morning!
6/17/2014 11:59:08 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Went to Austin, TX for a family reunion in March and enjoyed some of the same BBQ joints that my great-great grandparents did in Elgin. I tried to tra...  Read more

CHERRIESONSNOW

Finnish 5K today
6/15/2014 8:02:30 AM,  3 COMMENTS

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STARMONICA

waiting for lunch
6/7/2014 11:30:50 AM,  1 COMMENTS

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STARMONICA

New trigger for my strength training
6/7/2014 7:48:30 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I missed a strength training day yesterday and it got me to rethink the time slot I plan to do strength training since I have trouble sticking to a st...  Read more

OLDEROWL

Using compassion and love to prevent, end or lessen the harm
6/5/2014 5:07:12 PM,  6 COMMENTS

In my two blogs about letting go of ideals that conflict with your reality, I discussed the first two steps of letting go. It has been awhile since...  Read more

OLDEROWL

The Big Girl Anthem
6/5/2014 8:36:05 AM,  4 COMMENTS

There is a point in every fat girls life where she sees a picture or something of herself and it changes everything. You always know you're big and yo...  Read more

JENRAQTAY87

I remember.....
6/4/2014 5:08:28 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Lately with losing my mom, I have a lot of memories that come flooding back. I am a lot like my mom, and though nobody will say it directly to me.......  Read more

SINGLEGAL3

Summer's coming! Don't sleep that way........
6/4/2014 8:34:40 AM,  0 COMMENTS

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STARMONICA

The Merry Month of May
6/4/2014 12:22:58 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Wow...it's June already! Here's a quick run-down of May's Spark-type stuff: 1) Weight: Down to 145 pounds, back within my maintenance range....  Read more

KANSASROSE67

Can this really be a goal?
6/3/2014 9:14:50 AM,  9 COMMENTS

How did I get to the point where getting "down to 200 lbs." was a good first goal here? Somewhere in the last several years, I went way off and gaine...  Read more

SINGLEGAL3

End of May 2014 Check in
6/1/2014 5:39:42 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Its been a good and hard month, I've had to fight myself when I feel lazy about working out, I have to fight myself and not think of Magnums new choco...  Read more

EUEK098

Message for all parents of young men
5/31/2014 5:55:17 PM,  6 COMMENTS

The following link zenhabits.net/respect/ contains an important message for all parents of young men but is directed to fathers who probably have the...  Read more

OLDEROWL

Blog posts I want to read
5/31/2014 3:05:37 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Itís the final day of blog week! I wrote the kind of blog posts that I want to read, posts that examine oneís own behavior with an eye toward identif...  Read more

MARJIMAC63

Check yourself
5/30/2014 1:15:04 AM,  7 COMMENTS

When we feel tired, frustrated, and overwhelmed, we try to push ourselves just a little harder so that we can finish, with the hope of alleviating our...  Read more

MARJIMAC63

No such thing as a little ice cream
5/29/2014 2:06:22 AM,  9 COMMENTS

When people stop smoking or stop drinking alcohol, their success is measured by the fact that they have ceased to use those substances. If they smoke...  Read more

MARJIMAC63

Exercise like your life depends on it
5/28/2014 1:25:44 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Itís Day 4 of Blog Week and my first day back at work, creating a constraint on the time available to compose my thoughts. Iíd guess that most p...  Read more

MARJIMAC63

A cookbook for the stuff in my kitchen
5/26/2014 11:43:34 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I canít say enough good things about a book I borrowed from the library, The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet, by Barbara Rolls (2012). I picked it up becaus...  Read more

MARJIMAC63

Gym rat?
5/25/2014 10:31:51 PM,  4 COMMENTS

When it comes to increasing my physical activity, one of the things Iíve discovered about myself is that I prefer precise information about what I am...  Read more

MARJIMAC63

MY REAL PROM AKA MATRIC FAREWELL CIRCA 1989
5/25/2014 10:05:06 AM,  9 COMMENTS

This is my High School story/My Matric Farewell In South Africa we have a Matric Farewell. It is organized by the Grade 11's. We get a formal invita...  Read more

BONNYSPARKGIRL

My Prom 2014
5/25/2014 9:42:14 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Wow having an awesome time the Weekend Challenge. I can see how well the Azurites and Mustangs get on....even with the odd monkey and elephant thrown...  Read more

BONNYSPARKGIRL

Hunkering down for a plateau
5/25/2014 1:08:45 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Itís officialówhen I weighed in this morning, I reached my 5% weight loss goal for the Spring 5% challenge! While I could optimistically pat mys...  Read more

MARJIMAC63

Contentment as a lifestyle
5/24/2014 11:29:30 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I find the following resource valuable and it is free: zenhabits.net/contentmentbook/ Here the writer teaches you to have faith in your ability to c...  Read more

OLDEROWL

My Fantasy Prom Date
5/23/2014 2:37:33 PM,  12 COMMENTS

So who to choose as my dream Prom Date......well this was a no brainer!!!!! Introducing, the handsome, gorgeous, amazing Johnny Depp. 345 Okay, so...  Read more

BONNYSPARKGIRL

Prom Night - What To Wear??????
5/23/2014 2:30:01 PM,  10 COMMENTS

So this weekend its Disco Prom, Azure Style, and I am in a terrible dilema. WHAT TO WEAR? Here are my two choices! Take note, I intend to party t...  Read more

BONNYSPARKGIRL

Very Proud of Myself.
5/21/2014 9:34:12 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I've been getting up at 0430 every morning lately in order to do homework and exercise. Yesterday, I was supposed to start C25K (again...) and it's be...  Read more

JENRAQTAY87

22 down!!!!
5/21/2014 9:12:06 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So I have been sick for a little over a week now, and although I know that I could have safely worked out, I didn't. However, that may be exactly what...  Read more

KATELYNSARA

Letting Go: Seeing the Ideal in conflict with reality
5/20/2014 8:52:02 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I got several comments about how wise I was in posting the five steps to letting go of our Ideals if the conflict between our ideals and reality cause...  Read more

OLDEROWL

Back at it again!
5/19/2014 6:00:19 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Well it's been a long time since I've been on here and things haven't been the best. Least to say is that I've had a huge back slide, but the good new...  Read more

RSCHUL12

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