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  • Math is motivating? Who knew?

    12/17/2014 10:23:42 AM, by MJSAMPLE

    As the holiday season is upon us, along with all the random Christmas goodies I find myself eating even though I donít like baked goods, I though... Read more

  • Christmas Party

    12/15/2014 9:03:27 AM, by LMILTON67

    So Saturday was my husband's company Christmas Party. As many know, we went shopping to find me a top to go with one of two skirts I own. No lu... Read more

  • Taking a look at a weekend of eating:

    12/8/2014 10:45:13 AM, by MJSAMPLE

    Well the ďwhatĒ wasnít so bad (I even opted out of having a beer with dinner last night), but based on this bloated feeling Iím suffering from Mo... Read more

  • Time to get serious!

    12/4/2014 12:25:03 PM, by MJSAMPLE

    Iíve said this a thousand times before; I just hope maybe this time something clicks and sticks... I have a ton of shallow reasons coming u... Read more

  • Giving Thanks

    11/26/2014 12:00:42 PM, by LMILTON67

    Thanksgiving, that one day a year where we show our appreciation for one another. I have so many things in my life that I am thankful for.... Read more

  • End of the Challenge

    11/19/2014 12:54:52 PM, by LMILTON67

    Sad and happy time. Our Fall Frenzy Challenge is ending. However, we are sticking together as a group for the winter challenge. Thanksgi... Read more

  • Holiday Stress

    11/14/2014 9:45:09 AM, by LMILTON67

    So, now that the holidays are officially here, does your stress level go up? I know mine does. In fact it started last night. Let me set the s... Read more

  • My favorite snack and sometimes meal:)

    11/10/2014 10:34:31 AM, by CATCOOPER88

    My favorite snack- Plain greek yogurt (Great Value @ Walmart is my favorite), peanut butter, and mini chocolate chips. Sometimes, like today I su... Read more

  • Monday was a GOOD Day!

    11/4/2014 9:01:06 AM, by LMILTON67

    That's how we usually feel about that dreaded first day of the workweek. T... Read more

  • The Grace of God!

    11/3/2014 12:08:36 PM, by MARYBETH4884

    Looking back over my life I have lived a completely normal life. Nothing extraordinary or tragic has ever happened. Maybe it's because of the w... Read more

  • Holiday Anxieties

    10/31/2014 10:06:16 AM, by LMILTON67

    Today is Halloween, All Hallows Eve if you will. This is probably my LEAST favorite holiday. As a kid... Read more

  • I almost didn't work out today...

    10/29/2014 1:09:21 PM, by CATCOOPER88

    But I did. I kept going back and forth about all morning about whether to work out and what workout to do today. Walk and play with the dogs, tre... Read more

  • New Clothes?

    10/24/2014 11:35:42 AM, by LMILTON67

    So, I've lost enough weight that many of my pants are now too big and start falling off my tuckus. I'd really love to buy new pants... Read more

  • 335 day countdown to Music Festival!

    10/17/2014 1:26:38 PM, by CATCOOPER88

    Argh!! What happened to my 10,000 step a day goal?? Well, here are my explanations (excuses)-- Monday- 11,104 Awesome, considering I was comin... Read more

  • Bouncing Back

    10/17/2014 8:29:34 AM, by LMILTON67

    Haven't blogged in a week or so. My niece did color my hair and trimmed about 2-3 inches off of it. She is still technically a student and didn... Read more

  • Going to get my streak on!

    10/13/2014 10:41:26 AM, by CATCOOPER88

    So I've decided I need a small, short goal that is attainable but challenging. I'm having trouble with being consistent enough to lose any weight... Read more

  • StrongEnd Meal and Recovery Plan

    10/11/2014 7:57:25 AM, by MARYBETH4884

    As part of the BLC26 WEC we have been asked to post our meal plans for the weekend. Friday: B:2 eggs 1 slice bacon 20 grapes ... Read more

  • Weekend Treat

    10/10/2014 12:32:39 PM, by LMILTON67

    Alright peeps! Time to get my butt in gear and start being positive! I absolutely love having a niece who is a hair dresser. ... Read more

  • A New Week

    10/6/2014 11:36:53 AM, by LMILTON67

    So last week wasn't so good. I was an emotional wreck for most of it. But, like Scarlet says "After all, tomorrow is another day." This is... Read more

  • Guilty

    10/5/2014 3:28:12 AM, by CATCOOPER88

    Feeling lots of guilt lately. Over the past year I've gained back about 42 lbs. Guilty! I know if I would just exercise 3-4 days a week and stick... Read more

  • Depressed, feeling like a failure

    10/3/2014 9:27:42 AM, by LMILTON67

    Chalk one more thing up to me starting something and not finishing. A month ago, I signed up and paid for a Biggest Loser Challenge at a local g... Read more

  • Beliefs, fasting & diabetes

    9/30/2014 9:52:37 AM, by LMILTON67

    I'm a Mormon. Yes, I am a Christian. As a Mormon we believe in the power of fasting and prayer. However, with diabetes that makes it difficult... Read more

  • Owww.....

    9/29/2014 8:23:41 AM, by LMILTON67

    Ok, so Saturday's boot camp went well. Figured out why my feet hurt, it's the way I walk and break down the padding in my shoes. Then silly... Read more

  • Curiousity

    9/23/2014 1:05:05 PM, by LMILTON67

    Ok, so I have modified the diet that the trainer at the gym gave us for the BLC. And this past week I have eaten healthier. I have felt better,... Read more

  • My Expectations for BLC 26

    9/21/2014 11:05:01 AM, by MARYBETH4884

    My journey to good health is getting tedious!! I'm so tired of not seeing the scale move. I'm on my last ten pounds and seem to have been for 4... Read more

  • Little disappointed

    9/17/2014 9:37:37 PM, by LMILTON67

    A little disappointed after week one of the BLC at the gym. I gained a pound. I know it's not much, but it's still disappointing. I've given u... Read more

  • Biggest Loser

    9/12/2014 3:56:52 PM, by LMILTON67

    Ok, so Wednesday my friend and I went to get measured for the BLC at the gym. Some good things: 1. Their scale is only 1lb different than mi... Read more

  • Biggest Loser Challenge

    9/10/2014 8:24:02 AM, by LMILTON67

    Last week I got a flyer in the mail from a local gym. They have affiliated themselves with The Biggest Loser and have started a challenge here w... Read more

  • September Plans and Goals and New Gym

    8/31/2014 4:26:51 PM, by LIVEDAILY

    So I've joined a new gym. It's called Life Time Fitness and it is truly amazing. It's like belonging to a country club/spa/elite gym, and with ... Read more

  • Is It Just Too Much?

    8/7/2014 9:02:43 PM, by LIVEDAILY

    I had a thought today. Scarey, I know! Then I was reading another SP friends blog, and she made a comment about how she de... Read more

  • August Goals

    8/1/2014 11:23:38 PM, by LIVEDAILY

    It's August already!! So, I've been thinking about what I want to do differently this month. I've slowly been increasing my sets of ST exerc... Read more

  • Day 6: Protect your program

    7/22/2014 3:38:14 PM, by TEALLEN04

    Today's topic is protecting your program. We all know of certain people and events that tend to pull us off track. Watch out for these situations... Read more

  • What I've Learned from BLC25

    7/18/2014 5:23:39 PM, by LIVEDAILY

    I've participated in the BLC 4 rounds in a row (BLC 20, 21, 22, 23), and then took a break for a variety of reasons and returned for BLC 25. Som... Read more

  • What I got out of BLC 25

    7/18/2014 9:08:02 AM, by MARYBETH4884

    BLC 25 is coming to an end this week. The last 12 weeks really sort of flew by. Scale wise I have not made much progress, ... Read more

  • Day 5: Magic notebook

    7/17/2014 11:17:28 PM, by TEALLEN04

    Day 5 of 100 Days of Weight Loss. Keep a "magic notebook" (if you are into the Fly Lady, you may know this concept as a "control journal"). The m... Read more

  • Day 4: Boundaries, not diets

    7/15/2014 10:31:29 AM, by TEALLEN04

    Oh, the dreaded D word: "diet." Most Sparksters are aware that Sparking is a permanent lifestyle change, not necessarily a "diet," which implies ... Read more

  • Day 3: Do It Anyway

    7/15/2014 10:09:45 AM, by TEALLEN04

    Today's topic from 100 Days of Weight Loss is "Do it anyway." Don't feel like exercising today? Do it anyway. Don't want to track your nutr... Read more

  • BTS Summer Camp Goals

    7/14/2014 1:42:41 PM, by MARYBETH4884

    I know it was last week's assignment but I was always at the end of the line. so I'm here just a little behind everyone else! July 10 was my... Read more

  • Day 2: Interested or committed?

    7/11/2014 10:17:56 AM, by TEALLEN04

    I'm working through the book 100 Days of Weight Loss. Today's topic is about personal motivation. Ask the question: "Am I completely 'committed' ... Read more

  • Starting Over Again. And Again.

    7/10/2014 4:08:44 PM, by TEALLEN04

    Oy, it seems that I am great at starting over, but not great at following through! I was down to the 160's last year, and I've managed to g... Read more

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