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  • Karate

    9/16/2014 12:50:06 PM, by ROBINM1963

    Karate is something I love but I also fear it. I received my black belt in 1994 and shortly after stopped going. Big mistake, always wanted to go... Read more

  • Sleepy in CT

    9/10/2014 11:09:59 PM, by ROBINM1963

    I have been sleepy from not sleeping well, working nights makes for poor sleep now add kids, husband and a life and its almost imposable. I was d... Read more

  • Doctor, Doctor

    9/10/2014 11:31:46 AM, by ARMATTHAEI

    What can I say, but this is a week that I just can't escape from the healthcare world! Every day this week, I have some type of work or personal ... Read more

  • Stop the madness! Like.... seriously.

    9/8/2014 6:52:27 PM, by SBOB82

    Okay, so I probably haven't been active on this site for about a year or so. During that time, I have accomplished exactly NOTHING aside from gai... Read more

  • Dark side of the sun.

    9/4/2014 5:35:07 AM, by ARMATTHAEI

    Okay, I have been working nights for almost 2 weeks now. I don't mind it, but if any of you follow my food you can see that it is not as great ha... Read more

  • weight loss and work update

    9/3/2014 4:12:46 PM, by BIGMAMAT

    Hi everyone! Missing the good old days. Hope all is well with all of you! I haven't been on here for a while so I thought I would blog to let you... Read more

  • Rambling blog

    8/26/2014 8:29:19 AM, by GOALKEEPER1962

    It was a decent work night but I am wanting off of third shifts. There are a couple of options open and a couple coming up but I have to wait to... Read more

  • New Goal: find a good affordable gym

    8/24/2014 10:13:03 PM, by GOALKEEPER1962

    I am going to check out 2 places and then decide which will meet my needs. I'm considering SNAP Fitness or Hurley Health and Fitness. SNAP appe... Read more

  • Just a set back...not a failure

    8/24/2014 12:22:58 AM, by GOALKEEPER1962

    I did not complete the 5K due to crippling cramps. No excuses except I just did not adequately prepare myself. I don't consider it a failure beca... Read more

  • 5K

    8/23/2014 8:07:06 AM, by GOALKEEPER1962

    Whoo wee I just got home from work. I am tired. Have got to get ready for the Crim 5K walk. I'm not certain I am ready this time but I'm going to... Read more

  • Checking in

    8/22/2014 4:25:35 PM, by ABBYJO42

    I have done fairly well the past few days. I did get to the gym three times this week which is great for a work week for me. Eating has been OK... Read more

  • Learning how to use this website

    8/22/2014 10:06:50 AM, by GOALKEEPER1962

    I get a little lost here. It seems more complicated than it should be. But I am not the most computer savvy person. LOL I'm gonna keep at it ever... Read more

  • What a difference "it" can make!

    8/16/2014 5:49:48 PM, by ARMATTHAEI

    Person-I'd like to think that I haven't changed much over the past 5 years, but I know I have & it is more than just my hair is cut short. I know... Read more

  • The Ultimate Roller Coaster Ride...

    8/12/2014 4:00:12 AM, by NASCAR_CHICK

    I think this picture is a perfect example of what my weight loss journey ha... Read more

  • My first 5k :)

    8/10/2014 2:21:48 AM, by COOKIEKRYSP

    Just got done doing my first 5k! The Blacklight Run. So excited! I think I'... Read more

  • Thank you so much....

    8/10/2014 2:12:36 AM, by KMACINLOVE

    Thank you my spark friends so much for all your kind words. Whew! I'm glad that's over. My boss is happy and there is nothing better than a happy... Read more

  • Working it Out With Work

    8/6/2014 9:10:02 PM, by ARMATTHAEI

    I don't get to start working nights at the hospital until the end of August, but on Friday, I at least get to start working/orienting to the new ... Read more

  • YAH! YAH! YAH! YAH!!!!!!!!! I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!

    8/5/2014 11:56:51 PM, by KMACINLOVE

    This is truly going to be one of the most memorable days in my life.. I passed the certification exam for wound care!!!!!!!!! God, I am so happy ... Read more

  • Ugh!!!.........

    8/5/2014 11:12:03 PM, by KMACINLOVE

    Got an email from a person in the certification center saying that I should be on the lookout for an email from the testing company today so I ca... Read more

  • 5k bound

    8/5/2014 8:09:22 AM, by COOKIEKRYSP

    I just signed up for my first 5k today. I don't plan to run it since I'm not able to do that yet, but I will be there walking/jogging it. It's a ... Read more

  • I Believe in Magic

    8/5/2014 2:24:48 AM, by JMOSESRN

    After 44 years of soul searching, my husband has finally decided what he wants to be when he grows up. He has delivered newspapers, made p... Read more

  • Your not ok, I'm not ok.........

    8/4/2014 1:04:34 AM, by KMACINLOVE

    Just got off work, I have been working the floor. And the past 2 weeks my boss has been kind of quiet. I immediately took this to mean that I ha... Read more

  • Starting out

    8/2/2014 3:09:41 AM, by DEBOWL4FUN

    I plan on riding my recumbent bike for 10 minutes after I get off work in the morning. No excuses.... Read more

  • Back again...

    7/31/2014 9:59:55 PM, by KMACINLOVE

    Well that's 2 days without junk food. Trying to get into the nice habits of journaling, drinking herbal tea, visiting spark people. Was also try... Read more

  • Great first week

    7/30/2014 3:07:04 AM, by COOKIEKRYSP

    This week went very well. I am 5 pounds lighter than I was last week! Great start!... Read more

  • I'm back...........

    7/29/2014 11:01:28 PM, by KMACINLOVE

    Hi sparkfriends. Just got back from an entire week at an intense wound education class and taking the exam for wound care certification. I have b... Read more

  • Sunday 7/20

    7/20/2014 12:15:29 PM, by KIWINURSE

    So far so good today, made a Jamba Juice smoothie for breakfast. Trying to stick to my program......had a good start. Have a potluck dinner at ch... Read more

  • Time for an update

    7/19/2014 9:52:55 PM, by KIWINURSE

    I have updated my sparkpage, now time for a blog! A lot has been going on..... I have given up my trainer (or maybe she gave up on me!). I... Read more

  • Back to Working Nights

    7/18/2014 5:37:41 PM, by ARMATTHAEI

    I am so excited to begin working night shifts at an area hospital again after being away from such work for nearly 5 years. I know that I will fa... Read more

  • I have been failing at the game of weight loss!

    7/14/2014 7:22:48 PM, by NURSETARA0322

    I have been pretty much on a downward spiral since last November. Not one exact thing, but a multitude of things have added up and I have put on ... Read more

  • Off Site means Off Track

    7/9/2014 3:18:02 AM, by ARMATTHAEI

    It seems that every time I let my job or life take me away from the site, I lose control. I get "busy", then "stressed" then I go for my binge fo... Read more

  • Almost losing it...

    7/5/2014 1:47:09 AM, by KMACINLOVE

    Very confused over what exactly I am to do. Getting mixed messages about what the plan of action is. Being put in very uncomfortable situations. ... Read more

  • It has been over a month.

    7/2/2014 1:06:31 AM, by KMACINLOVE

    It has been over a month since I last said hello. I do truly miss my spark friends. Quite overwhelmed. Feeling the pressure to get certified in M... Read more

  • First day at my new job

    6/30/2014 5:13:18 PM, by BIGMAMAT

    Hi everyone! How was your Monday? I am blogging to update you on the changes in my life. I am so happy to say I survived my first day at my ne... Read more

  • My Saturday

    6/21/2014 11:19:30 AM, by KIWINURSE

    I am looking forward to today..... Starting with a mother/daughter work out at the gym. Love when I can workout with my daughter and trainer... Read more

  • 6 Month Update!

    6/20/2014 9:52:51 PM, by FREEDSPIRIT

    For my 6 month milestone, I ran the Picnic Island Adventure Run. It was a 3.8 mile course with logs to run over, ropes to crawl under, tires to r... Read more

  • Summertime!

    6/19/2014 10:31:34 PM, by NIFFERJACOBSEN

    Well, Here it is! SUMMER! It has been a nasty one here lately.. There have been floods and tornados all around the area.. luckily the tornad... Read more

  • Scales are going in right direction :)

    6/18/2014 10:13:23 AM, by KIWINURSE

    Hi, Time for another update I have taken 3 days off work this week to help out at my church for VBS. I am amazed at how disrespe... Read more

  • Hi, again

    5/28/2014 10:08:31 PM, by KMACINLOVE

    Hi again. I hope all is well with my spark friends. Right in the middle of a 3 day seminar. Working almost every day it seems. I like what I am d... Read more

  • Halfway to goal!

    5/22/2014 6:20:06 PM, by FREEDSPIRIT

    This entry is a little late, because I was just on a 5-night Caribbean cruise. But at my last weigh-in before I left, which was the 5 month mark,... Read more

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