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Trying Food Tracking Again
8/3/2014 2:28:27 PM,  6 COMMENTS

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

TEACHFIRST268

July 2014
7/21/2014 12:43:47 PM,  7 COMMENTS

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-ju he...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

Big changes ahead for me!
6/7/2014 8:19:24 AM,  9 COMMENTS

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 dement...  Read more

BEWELL48

May 3rd
5/3/2014 11:18:34 AM,  4 COMMENTS

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 itís...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

April Update
4/23/2014 11:51:18 AM,  5 COMMENTS

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 trying...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

A message for women everywhere!
2/23/2014 2:15:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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 reha...  Read more

BEWELL48

Reality Slap
2/22/2014 2:29:11 PM,  9 COMMENTS

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 sense....  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

Follow-up on last week's goals
2/3/2014 5:38:31 AM,  2 COMMENTS

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 could h...  Read more

BEWELL48

Happy Groundhog Day!
2/2/2014 11:45:12 AM,  10 COMMENTS

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 for a...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

Goals for the last week of January 2014!
1/26/2014 7:55:38 AM,  4 COMMENTS

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, Relev...  Read more

BEWELL48

Fit Bit challenge
1/19/2014 12:43:17 PM,  4 COMMENTS

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 fix i...  Read more

BEWELL48

Happy New Year!
1/11/2014 10:35:44 AM,  9 COMMENTS

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 juggl...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

unhappy truth
11/21/2013 11:52:39 AM,  1 COMMENTS

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

CLARICARICA

get it started
11/20/2013 12:42:12 PM,  6 COMMENTS

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't rea...  Read more

CLARICARICA

Still plugging away!
11/16/2013 3:24:34 PM,  11 COMMENTS

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 been r...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

Weekend in Vermont!
11/16/2013 7:02:17 AM,  9 COMMENTS

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 sister's...  Read more

BEWELL48

A quick check in
11/11/2013 1:57:08 PM,  7 COMMENTS

WellÖbecause I have time today and also for self-motivation purposes. 41 First of all...Happy Veterans' Day to all. Thank you to all of tho...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

This week's check in
11/9/2013 6:58:16 PM,  7 COMMENTS

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 whine...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

I ran 5 miles!
11/3/2013 7:11:29 PM,  10 COMMENTS

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 couple...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

Journey to this year's Flutie 5K
10/26/2013 6:46:32 PM,  7 COMMENTS

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

TEACHFIRST268

October Update! :o)
10/19/2013 4:23:38 PM,  10 COMMENTS

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 numberĒÖth...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

Wonderful Day, indeed!
9/8/2013 9:19:51 PM,  8 COMMENTS

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. Our t...  Read more

BEWELL48

Aug 31st. Summer's done, but the fun has just begun!
8/31/2013 9:12:52 PM,  10 COMMENTS

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-of-s...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

VACATION
8/31/2013 10:33:08 AM,  7 COMMENTS

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 hours/da...  Read more

BEWELL48

Sorry for MIA
8/7/2013 10:04:19 AM,  8 COMMENTS

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 here I d...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

Closet Clean Out
7/26/2013 2:00:54 PM,  11 COMMENTS

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 itís g...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

One year Spark Anniversary!
7/16/2013 8:54:13 PM,  15 COMMENTS

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 week!' O...  Read more

BEWELL48

C'mon Sparkpeople! .4 counts!
7/12/2013 9:13:44 AM,  12 COMMENTS

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 you k...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

Finish at the 50 - Patriots Place 5k
7/4/2013 12:08:57 PM,  10 COMMENTS

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 ramble. ...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

Happy 4th Of July
7/4/2013 7:38:53 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Hi Sparkers!! I Wishing all a Happy 4th of July!!!! Hope you all have a fun and blessed day!! love you all, Wendy 232...  Read more

WENDYSPARKS

Monday, July 1
7/1/2013 10:22:36 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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 today. I...  Read more

LAFFWITHLINDA

Wow... Almost there!
6/30/2013 10:15:19 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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 somet...  Read more

BEWELL48

Saturday- gym day
6/29/2013 8:47:24 PM,  1 COMMENTS

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 hot a 9...  Read more

LAFFWITHLINDA

Friday.
6/28/2013 10:50:18 PM,  3 COMMENTS

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 to th...  Read more

LAFFWITHLINDA

Yahoo! Time to get back to work!
6/28/2013 11:56:14 AM,  6 COMMENTS

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 or s...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

Thursday.
6/27/2013 8:46:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

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

LAFFWITHLINDA

Wednesday.
6/26/2013 8:42:00 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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 went to...  Read more

LAFFWITHLINDA

I'm back! Jumping back in where I am!
6/26/2013 6:32:02 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Itís been a whileÖtoo long for my liking, actually, but what are you going to do? When I canít GET to the computer because of the piles and school bi...  Read more

TEACHFIRST268

Today rocked
6/25/2013 9:04:04 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Went on a river trip this morning and saw Dolphins playing and eating and still got in over two and a half hours of exercise. And I was able to stay u...  Read more

LAFFWITHLINDA

my official day 1
6/24/2013 8:38:46 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Day one has rocked. I ate a little over my max, I will do better tomorrow, and I exercised over 250 minutes. I'm very tired but in a good way. I di...  Read more

LAFFWITHLINDA

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