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  • Feeling fit

    3/15/2017 8:23:29 PM, by SOXYINMO

    Wooo HOOO! While running today I could feel my biceps inside my shirt. It made me feel STRONG ... Read more

  • Healthy choices

    2/28/2017 12:33:37 PM, by SOXYINMO

    What "new" healthy thing am I going to work on? Well, I think my best bet is to continue to strive for a healthier food intake. Making those heal... Read more

  • Need to increase exercise

    2/7/2017 10:21:51 PM, by SOXYINMO

    The question was how do I shake up my workouts, but I'm barely working out. I am finding time slipping through my fingers. Yep. there are definit... Read more

  • Making Mistakes

    1/24/2017 7:03:50 AM, by SOXYINMO

    What was my last mistake? How did it make me feel? On Friday I went out to visit my mom at her assisted care facility. I didn't bring any water w... Read more

  • Where's the stress?

    1/21/2017 5:43:29 PM, by SOXYINMO

    SparkCoach asked about stress or anxiety associated with my weight loss journey. My stress levels have been pretty high lately but mostly becaus... Read more

  • Diet sabotoge

    1/13/2017 7:46:03 AM, by SOXYINMO

    Is someone sabotaging my healthy eating plan? There have been little snippets here & there. My mom is about the worst. She managed to lose a lot ... Read more

  • Healthy life motivation

    1/10/2017 7:05:22 AM, by SOXYINMO

    My mom's health has not been the best over her lifetime. She has indulged in many things she shouldn't and that has taken its toll. A few years a... Read more

  • Workout commitments

    1/2/2017 7:39:32 AM, by SOXYINMO

    So, what keeps me from making my workout commitments? At work my friend and I used to walk every day at 10 and again at 2. She got transferred to... Read more

  • Finding my way

    12/31/2016 9:54:49 AM, by SOXYINMO

    So I'm supposed to blog about the positive changes since I changed my lifestyle, but I'm in the throws of a return, so I'm going to come at this ... Read more

  • BIOTIN and your THYROID TEST results!!!!

    12/12/2016 2:40:42 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    Hi team! If you are taking a hair loss supplement, multivitamin or Biotin at high doses, this is for you! Turns out supplemental Biotin... Read more

  • The Streak did not end

    11/15/2016 2:41:52 PM, by SERGEANTMAJOR

    Thanks to the universality of the World Wide Web and my Kindle I was able to access Spark every day of my trip. Having now been home for 10 ... Read more

  • The streak ends

    10/17/2016 10:46:21 PM, by SERGEANTMAJOR

    I am off on a trip to Europe begining tonight 18 October at 1930 so my unbroken skein of successive days will come to an end. I will return o... Read more

  • Positive Thinking Gets You Places

    10/12/2016 1:08:05 PM, by WOLFSPIRITMOM

    Well, it's been a long time since I have been on. Up and down times but so wanted to move to BC and after so much positive thinking, it happened... Read more

  • Musings and commentary

    9/17/2016 3:02:56 PM, by SERGEANTMAJOR

    Having spent more time out of my day than I should have watching the recent Summer Olympics and now being confronted with the so called "America'... Read more

  • Coming Out of Hibernation

    4/25/2016 1:21:01 PM, by WOLFSPIRITMOM

    Hi everyone! I have been MIA for awhile, just feeling down and blah through the winter, can't stand snow and cold anymore, plus cloudy days and ... Read more

  • 2016 BFL CHALLENGE ~ End Wk #15 ~ THE END

    4/16/2016 11:30:00 AM, by SMILES4383

    Well, I must say that I've had more successful challenges. The plan was good...it was my spirit that was 'off'. While there were events th... Read more

  • 2016 BFL CHALLENGE ~ End Wk #14

    4/9/2016 7:10:19 PM, by SMILES4383

    So ready for ACTIVE REST WEEK.... Will be doing lots of stretching, pilates, and yoga. Needed ~... Read more

  • 2016 BFL CHALLENGE ~ End Wk #13

    4/2/2016 4:05:54 PM, by SMILES4383

    Wow - this challenge is going by, has gone by -- FAST. For the middle 4wks I felt like I couldn't get enough to eat. I was eating 5x/day -- 3... Read more

  • 03-12-16 Active Rest Week comes to an end....

    3/12/2016 5:45:17 PM, by SMILES4383

    ARW ends today. I sadly see it go....an entire week of nothing but Zumba and stretching. It was absolutely FANTASTIC. Tomorrow begins the... Read more

  • Not Your Grandmothers Oatmeal

    2/28/2016 12:26:48 PM, by SERGEANTMAJOR

    Not being a fan of high carbohydrate high sugar breakfasts but being a fan of oatmeal I came up with this savory version. Not Your Grandmoth... Read more

  • 2016 BFL CHALLENGE ~ End Wk #8

    2/27/2016 11:16:54 AM, by SMILES4383

    This was a difficult week to maintain focus. I did all my workouts and stuck to my nutrition plan - mostly Next week will be better.... Read more

  • Back to the races

    2/14/2016 10:38:12 AM, by SOXYINMO

    Yesterday was my first running race of the year! A very bizarre 5K in the next town over. It was 15 degrees F (-9.45 C) and hilly! I've been figh... Read more

  • 2016 BFL CHALLENGE ~ End Wk #6

    2/13/2016 12:43:16 PM, by SMILES4383

    This week I did my scheduled workouts PLUS different 100-rep challenges from Cathe X-Train Series. OH MY GOODNESS.....my arms are fried. I int... Read more

  • 2016 BFL CHALLENGE ~ End Wk #5

    2/6/2016 6:57:19 PM, by SMILES4383

    I always love Rest Week. Lots of stretching and some PIYO. PIYO is not easy, but it is fun. Also getting back to using Physique 57 for my... Read more

  • Of my philosophy

    2/5/2016 9:41:33 AM, by SOXYINMO

    Last night I had a nice meal in front of me; a nice, well-rounded meal. And we ate while the news was on. And we ate as the reporter talked about... Read more

  • The slough in the stew

    2/3/2016 7:15:56 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    East Aby episode 2 will probably be a bit longer in length than epi. 1. Since I'm a pantser, I let my characters 'create' their story as I ju... Read more

  • A surprise greeting

    2/2/2016 2:55:34 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Yesterday, Monday, in between classes, two former students came to me and told me they had purchased my book. One saw my Twitter author page, the... Read more

  • Lost arts

    2/1/2016 7:03:38 AM, by SOXYINMO

    I really miss writing letters. I miss receiving them as well. This was brought home to me as I wrote my quarterly letter to my in-laws. My mother... Read more

  • GOT ONE!

    1/30/2016 7:38:39 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Got my first review of my short story, e-book version, on Kindle, 5-stars. The reviewer likes my eccentric style humor. No reviews yet on ... Read more

  • 2016 BFL CHALLENGE ~ End Wk #4

    1/30/2016 12:06:08 PM, by SMILES4383

    -LESSONs Week #4: -Need more sunshine in the winter - Vit D supplementation is a must. -Definitely like cardio 3x/wk for winter. DEFINITELY ... Read more

  • Untitled

    1/25/2016 1:44:24 PM, by SOXYINMO

    Some 25 years ago I had a VHS exercise tape for larger women. It was a good workout, but one of the things that I liked about it was that at the ... Read more

  • What lies ahead

    1/20/2016 2:04:41 PM, by SOXYINMO

    Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. My daughter posted this on FaceBook this week. I keep getting caught on the 's... Read more

  • 2016 BFL CHALLENGE ~ End Wk #2

    1/16/2016 9:22:36 AM, by SMILES4383

    01-16-16 I spent last evening reviewing the Back to Fit ~ Bill Phillips plan on Bodybuilding .com. I got 'lost' in YT-ville and found some v... Read more

  • 2016 BFL CHALLENGE ~ End Wk #1

    1/16/2016 9:21:01 AM, by SMILES4383

    Forgot to post for 01-09-16: LESSONs Week #1: 01-03-15 ~ God has me !!! I don’t need to worry about anything. 01-07-16 ~ GOD IS GOOD (al... Read more

  • Taming monkeys

    1/12/2016 6:59:37 AM, by SOXYINMO

    I got a promotion at work. I deserved this promotion, no doubt about it. I have been doing 98% of this job for the past six years, and 100% of it... Read more


    1/6/2016 8:49:34 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    My (long form?) short story 'The Secret Chronicles of East Aby: Episode 1 Zhanna, Assassin of the Hills, is now live on Amazon/Kindle. The boo... Read more

  • Burn Baby Burn

    1/4/2016 3:29:27 PM, by SERGEANTMAJOR

    BURN BABY BURN! Watching the current iteration of "fitness" commercials on television and in other media I notice an emphasis on how many... Read more

  • Positivity Circle 1-4-2016

    1/4/2016 7:03:41 AM, by SOXYINMO

    Last year I posted a positive thought or feeling every Monday here at work. It really helped us move into a more positive frame of mind, and we w... Read more

  • 2016 BFL CHALLENGE starts tomorrow~

    1/2/2016 5:15:17 PM, by SMILES4383

    Very excited to begin another 15wk challenge utilizing the principles of the Body For Life (BFL) Program. Here are the tools I am utilizing:... Read more

  • I miss my mom

    12/12/2015 3:58:15 PM, by VERONICA678

    I just read through my old blog entries and deleted them all. I recently returned to sparkpeople and wasn't planning to use the blog function at ... Read more

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