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  • The Beast...and Go Patriots!

    1/18/2015 6:22:31 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Since I donít want to do any more correcting, I donít feel like folding laundry, I WANT to eat Ė and Iím not hungry Ė I thought Iíd jump on spar... Read more

  • Clarification - but enjoying the downward trend

    12/30/2014 5:33:45 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    It's been so nice seeing the scale drop 5 pounds the last 5 days! But I know this isn't reality or a path that will continue. I got very, very ... Read more

  • Baby stepping my way back.

    12/26/2014 2:41:10 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hope all is well with all my sparkfriends! I hope you've had a wonderful holiday season, filled with friends and family! I've been struggli... Read more

  • Trying Food Tracking Again

    8/3/2014 2:28:27 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Ugh. Stuck. Plateaued. For. A. Year. Winter was rough, but itís now August, for Godís sake. The cool weather will be here again bef... Read more

  • July 2014

    7/21/2014 12:43:47 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Havenít been here in a while, though I do try to log in and spin the wheel every day. I thought Iíd take some time to seek out some positive ju-... Read more

  • Big changes ahead for me!

    6/7/2014 8:19:24 AM, by BEWELL48

    This has been a difficult year for me. My job is very demanding and I cannot find the work life balance I need. In addition to this my mother's d... Read more

  • May 3rd

    5/3/2014 11:18:34 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    This past week was the first week back from April vacation. Went back Monday and hit the ground running. Whew! It was a long week! So, though ... Read more

  • April Update

    4/23/2014 11:51:18 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Itís been quite a while since Iíve checked in and my lack of consistency certainly has taken its toll. Though I feel like hanging my head, Iím t... Read more

  • A message for women everywhere!

    2/23/2014 2:15:28 PM, by BEWELL48

    I am feeling overwhelmed today! Still working my 60 or so hours / week. My 93 yo mother fell and is at the hospital. Will be transferred to... Read more

  • Reality Slap

    2/22/2014 2:29:11 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Just responded to a nice check in from _BABE_ and thought, wow...the timing couldn't have been better. You sparkfriends sure must have a sixth s... Read more

  • Follow-up on last week's goals

    2/3/2014 5:38:31 AM, by BEWELL48

    Well, I am disappointed that I did not do too well. For my 5,000 steps/ day I did get a score of 5 out of 7. One day forgot to wear it so I co... Read more

  • Happy Groundhog Day!

    2/2/2014 11:45:12 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    This blog has nothing to do with Groundhog Day, and I'm disappointed with the 6 more weeks of winter, but I have no creative juices this morning ... Read more

  • Goals for the last week of January 2014!

    1/26/2014 7:55:38 AM, by BEWELL48

    Wow, the month is coming to a close. I am going to make it a good week! These are my SMART goals for the week (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, ... Read more

  • Fit Bit challenge

    1/19/2014 12:43:17 PM, by BEWELL48

    I had a fitbit, wore it faithfully and then it got "out of sync". Not sure why. Well I did email the company after numerous attempts to try and ... Read more

  • Happy New Year!

    1/11/2014 10:35:44 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Itís been a while since my last update. It feels like I blink and another two weeks have passed. But this is life! Iím working on learning to ... Read more

  • unhappy truth

    11/21/2013 11:52:39 AM, by CLARICARICA

    It may be that sugar intake has a direct correlation with my mood and energy levels. who knew? Not thrilled.... Read more

  • get it started

    11/20/2013 12:42:12 PM, by CLARICARICA

    I wasn't really feeling like exercising at all today, and this is a big obstacle for me, because I can't regularly make myself do anything I don'... Read more

  • Still plugging away!

    11/16/2013 3:24:34 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Successful weekÖdown 1.8, even if Spark says itís 2 lbs. Now why can they round up for 1.8, but not a half pound for .4? Go figure. Iíve b... Read more

  • Weekend in Vermont!

    11/16/2013 7:02:17 AM, by BEWELL48

    Last weekend, as a continuation of our 40th wedding anniversary, we got away to VT! My husband booked us at a hotel and our kids stayed at my sis... Read more

  • A quick check in

    11/11/2013 1:57:08 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    WellÖbecause I have time today and also for self-motivation purposes. First of all...Happy Veterans' Day to all. Thank you to... Read more

  • This week's check in

    11/9/2013 6:58:16 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Well, Iím trying to get back to some consistency here so hereís this weekís check in. Itís still a struggle sparking during the week. I wonít w... Read more

  • I ran 5 miles!

    11/3/2013 7:11:29 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    I ran 5 miles! I need to read that again. Yep. I did! You know whatÖI donít care if the scale has gone up a few pounds over the last c... Read more

  • Journey to this year's Flutie 5K

    10/26/2013 6:46:32 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hi folks! Oh. My. Word. The Flutie 5k last weekend was awesome!!! (WarningÖitís a long one. A REALLY long one. Sorry for scattered t... Read more

  • October Update! :o)

    10/19/2013 4:23:38 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hi sparkworld! I havenít been able to commit as much time as Iíd like with the site, and itís showing. Iím seeing peeks of my ďdanger numbe... Read more

  • Wonderful Day, indeed!

    9/8/2013 9:19:51 PM, by BEWELL48

    Well, today was our 40th wedding anniversary! My son and daughter told my husband & I that they wanted to take us to brunch in downtown Boston. ... Read more

  • Aug 31st. Summer's done, but the fun has just begun!

    8/31/2013 9:12:52 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Okay. CoolÖhubby when to pick up my son. That means I can whip up a quick catch up blog. Enough time has passed. The month long, end... Read more


    8/31/2013 10:33:08 AM, by BEWELL48

    Realized I hadn't written anything this month. Not too much to say. Am taking next week off though and that is a good thing! Working 12 or so hou... Read more

  • Sorry for MIA

    8/7/2013 10:04:19 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Sorry for MIA Itís been a bit of a living nightmare the last two weeks. As this is a public forum and anyone can see what is written her... Read more

  • Closet Clean Out

    7/26/2013 2:00:54 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    WellÖthis weekís weigh in is exactly the same as it was two weeks ago. I suppose Iíve hit maintenance. Iím okay with this for now and I think i... Read more

  • One year Spark Anniversary!

    7/16/2013 8:54:13 PM, by BEWELL48

    Well, I made it! One year on SP! I actually logged in every day! That is an accomplishment ! Still working a 'million hours per day and per wee... Read more

  • C'mon Sparkpeople! .4 counts!

    7/12/2013 9:13:44 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Down .4 this week. Itís so close to half a pound! Send out one of those ďTeachfirst268 lost 4 tenths of a poundĒ thingies, would ya SP? Donít ... Read more

  • Finish at the 50 - Patriots Place 5k

    7/4/2013 12:08:57 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    I wish I could eloquently articulate all I'm thinking and feeling, but I just don't have the brain power right now! I'll do my best not to rambl... Read more

  • Happy 4th Of July

    7/4/2013 7:38:53 AM, by WENDYSPARKS

    Hi Sparkers!! I Wishing all a Happy 4th of July!!!! Hope you all have a fun and blessed day!! love you all, Wendy ... Read more

  • Monday, July 1

    7/1/2013 10:22:36 PM, by LAFFWITHLINDA

    I'm proud of myself I already got a award for 250 min of exercise for July and its the first! I started what they call fitness booster tod... Read more

  • Wow... Almost there!

    6/30/2013 10:15:19 PM, by BEWELL48

    Well, today is the last day of the month. So far I have written at least one blog each month and hear we are .....tomorrow is 7/1......gotta get ... Read more

  • Saturday- gym day

    6/29/2013 8:47:24 PM, by LAFFWITHLINDA

    I'm so tired I can barely think. I did 2 30 min sessions on a stationary bike, 30 min on the tread mill, and a bunch of weight lifting. I then ho... Read more

  • Friday.

    6/28/2013 10:50:18 PM, by LAFFWITHLINDA

    Today was very similar to yesterday with a couple of exceptions. I came back to the room and took a nap before dinner. After dinner I went ... Read more

  • Yahoo! Time to get back to work!

    6/28/2013 11:56:14 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    This morningís weigh in brings a pleasant surprise. I hit an all time low of 74lbs lost. Iíve been up and down a few pounds over the last month... Read more

  • Thursday.

    6/27/2013 8:46:21 PM, by LAFFWITHLINDA

    Today I did lots and lots. Yoga, cardio, weights, tread water, water aerobics, Zumba, and Pilates. For a total of 220 minutes of physical activi... Read more

  • Wednesday.

    6/26/2013 8:42:00 PM, by LAFFWITHLINDA

    Took today off. But still got most of my walking in. While it was hard I squeeked in under my max, but am proud i passed on dessert and when I we... Read more

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