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  • Feb 2017 update

    2/11/2017 10:19:27 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Checking in after a long hiatus. Keeping it short and sweet because I'm using voice to text. Since the school year began weight is slowly creepin... Read more

  • I DID IT!

    8/20/2016 9:52:49 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hello Sparkfriends! Soooo....I had my physical this week...Thursday morning to be exact (my youngest son's birthday). A little background: I'v... Read more

  • Don't jinx it...

    7/30/2016 10:29:02 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hi Sparkfriends, Dare I get my hopes up? As of this morning's weigh in, I'm .4 away from the Dr.'s recommended # given to me 5 years ago. L... Read more

  • Flatline

    7/24/2016 1:01:24 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hi Sparkfolks, I haven't blogged in a bit, but there's not much to report. I did complete a 3 week round of 21 Day Fix Extreme, including t... Read more

  • I'm going to get there!

    6/19/2016 9:17:34 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hello Spark Friends! I have finished Round 4 of my 21 Day Fix program. Here are the results. Drum roll, please: Read more

  • One pound away!

    6/11/2016 7:40:50 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hello Sparkfriends! The school year is wrapping up and I'm dealing with all the craziness that goes along with it. It's a lot of fun, but e... Read more

  • Round 3 Results

    5/30/2016 7:51:18 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hello Sparkfriends, Well, Round 3 results are in. I'm down 4.2 lbs this round. I saw an even lower # on Saturday (my spark weigh-in day), ... Read more

  • 5/22/16

    5/22/2016 4:02:54 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hello sparkfriends! Still plugging along, doing my early morning workouts and eating is on track. Next weekend with be the end of another ro... Read more

  • 5/14/16

    5/14/2016 7:25:38 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hi Sparkfriends! It was a GORGEOUS day outside today! It would have been beautiful for a run, but my knee is in quite a bit of pain, so I fi... Read more

  • This week's check in

    5/1/2016 8:21:43 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Good morning! Trying to enter my first blog post from my phone/the app. (I'm even using the microphone feature!) After the scale being stuck a... Read more

  • Attitude

    4/23/2016 10:17:58 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    ...working hard to keep it positive. Here's why I'm struggling: I saw a new low last Sunday. Monday I was back up .6 Tues down .2 Wed up... Read more

  • Day 20 of 21 Day Fix

    4/16/2016 8:20:16 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hi folks! Well, Saturday results are in, Day 20 of the 21 Day Fix. Yes, one day to go, but I weigh on Saturday mornings. (Actually, I weigh... Read more

  • 21 DF, Week 2

    4/9/2016 1:02:41 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hello fellow Sparkers! Week two has started the mental battle, that I am just so tiring of - to be honest. I'm sticking to the plan religio... Read more

  • Some progress...FINALLY!

    4/2/2016 12:15:13 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hello fellow Sparkpeople, I started day 6 of my 21 Day Fix (yes, I’m counting!) running a local 5K to support the town’s Education Foundatio... Read more

  • Flatline...

    3/13/2016 3:55:33 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Ugh. Yesterday brought the same weigh in as last week, which last week was up what I thought was a fluke of a half pound...but it has stuck ... Read more

  • Still going...

    3/6/2016 1:43:10 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hi folks, Yesterday's weigh in had me up .8. It was a frustrating week. I just felt exhausted overall. I did stay in my calorie and nutri... Read more

  • Slow and steady

    2/27/2016 5:22:10 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Down .6 this week. Works for me! I would love it to be more (hmmm, a 20lb loss this week would've been great! lhaha!), but I know that I've been... Read more

  • Out of DEFCON 5

    2/20/2016 1:47:26 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Happy Saturday! I was psyched this morning. FINALLY! The scale has moved. Down 2 lbs. This is a such a relief. Now see if you can follow... Read more

  • Feb 13, 2016

    2/13/2016 12:04:30 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hello Sparkworld, It's Feb vacation week and I want to post an update. Due to issues with my shoulder (rotator cuff/impingement/calcified t... Read more

  • 8/15/15 - Falmouth Tomorrow

    8/15/2015 5:13:58 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Groan…so much for the 2 lbs lost last week. Theeeeeeeeeey’re back. Yup. Exactly where I was two weeks ago. I knew it was too good to be true.... Read more

  • 8/9/15

    8/9/2015 1:26:28 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hi folks, Hope you’re having a great weekend! The weather is beautiful today! Dare I say pleasant for a run? I got in my 5 miles. I say ... Read more

  • 7/31/15

    7/31/2015 3:48:39 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hi fellow Sparkers! Whew, it’s a hot one! But it’s all good! I’m not shoveling! Happy to report I’m down 1.4 this week. I’ve been really st... Read more

  • 7/25/15

    7/25/2015 3:49:24 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Ok…So back to report…yesterday’s weigh in has me down just over a pound (1.4). I can’t claim the pound and half, it’s not 1.5! I was hoping for... Read more

  • 7/17/18

    7/17/2015 6:19:10 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hi folks! Quick check in: Though I haven’t been spending a lot of time here, I’m still trying to log in to spin the wheel most every day. ... Read more

  • Life must be lived one day at a time!

    3/1/2015 12:22:48 PM, by BEWELL48

    Well, it has been 9 months since I have blogged but it is time for an update! Yes, I did leave my job last July. It has taken me a long time to s... Read more

  • The Beast...and Go Patriots!

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

    Since I don’t want to do any more correcting, I don’t feel like folding laundry, I WANT to eat – and I’m not hungry – I thought I’d 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 it’s now August, for God’s sake. The cool weather will be here again bef... Read more

  • July 2014

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

    Haven’t been here in a while, though I do try to log in and spin the wheel every day. I thought I’d 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

    It’s been quite a while since I’ve checked in and my lack of consistency certainly has taken its toll. Though I feel like hanging my head, I’m 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

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

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