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  • Weight is going down!

    5/18/2015 2:26:36 AM, by ELEANORRUTH

    Today was another weigh day. I have lost a total of 2.5kg and I am so happy. I feel so healthy and in control. For me that's the worst part about... Read more

  • I'm back

    5/17/2015 12:28:57 PM, by JACEUG

    Why does that sound so scary. Like a horror movie title. Anyway, I am back on SP as from yesterday. Comitted to loose weight, get fit and stop sm... Read more

  • Chicken, Beans and Bulgur (One pot dish)

    5/17/2015 12:27:07 PM, by JACEUG

    Having this for dinner and lunch tomorrow. 427 Calories Ingredients: Sunflower oil, 1 tablespoon Garlic, 2 clove, chopped Yellow Peppe... Read more

  • Day 1 - again!

    5/13/2015 3:07:49 AM, by SUNNYRAYE

    Hi SunnyFriends, Yes it's me again. I have been away for what seems forever. I have been running and hiding from reality and trying to esca... Read more

  • Day 14: Two weeks in and a little wiser.

    5/12/2015 1:59:18 PM, by CAROLINERSA

    So it's been two weeks and I am so glad I decided to climb back on that wagon. Every muscle in my body hurts, but it's a good kind of pain. I hav... Read more

  • Weight gain - but I'm not worried

    5/11/2015 1:24:42 PM, by ELEANORRUTH

    I was really looking forward to weighing myself because I KNOW that I've lost weight. I can tell it by the way my clothes fit. I can look in the ... Read more

  • I feel so good

    5/10/2015 1:29:40 PM, by ELEANORRUTH

    This week has been great. I exercised almost every day and I can feel myself getting stronger and fitter. I ran 7km non stop this morning and BeF... Read more

  • Day 5- 10: Bridges, Sprints and everything in between!

    5/6/2015 5:13:40 PM, by CAROLINERSA

    So it's been a hectic few days. Piles of work and many social obligations, have truly tested me! But I have also managed to start managing my str... Read more

  • Day 14 - Rest day, kind of

    5/6/2015 1:30:45 PM, by ELEANORRUTH

    Today was a BFI90 rest day but I decided to go for a run because I was quite tired (short night with the baby) and I knew that if I didn't start ... Read more

  • Day 13 - Enjoying BeFitIn90!

    5/5/2015 2:03:46 PM, by ELEANORRUTH

    I did Day 2 of the BeFitIn90 challenge on Youtube. It was a lot easier than yesterday but still a good workout. I especially enjoyed the yoga coo... Read more

  • Day 12

    5/4/2015 2:23:07 AM, by ELEANORRUTH

    A new week. A week of new beginnings and a week of change. Most importantly, the week I'm starting my BeFitIn90 programme. I'm really lookin... Read more

  • Day 10

    5/2/2015 1:15:47 PM, by ELEANORRUTH

    I did very well today, I felt in control and feel a bit closer to breaking my sugar addiction. A friend asked me to join her in the Kayla It... Read more

  • Day 9

    5/1/2015 9:40:24 AM, by ELEANORRUTH

    Today has been pretty good. No exercise still, but I'm staying within my calorie range. I'm trying to stay away from sugar especially. I've pla... Read more

  • Day 4 - Handling daily stressors

    4/30/2015 5:48:34 AM, by CAROLINERSA

    So we all know that stress has a remarkable impact on our health, and more specifically on losing weight. We also know that cortisol is one of th... Read more

  • Day 8

    4/30/2015 3:19:46 AM, by ELEANORRUTH

    This past week has been tough but empowering. I feel positive and excited. Baby N. is going through some weird phase where he is wide awake ... Read more

  • Day 3

    4/29/2015 7:39:35 AM, by CAROLINERSA

    So I woke up today with my back feeling somewhat better. Whoop whoop! To keep on the safe side, I have decided to put a halt on strenuous activit... Read more

  • Day 2 - Stretch those muscles!

    4/29/2015 4:48:57 AM, by CAROLINERSA

    28 April 2015: So on the one day I decide to take leave to sort out my passport and ID (South Africans will know what I mean when I say we need ... Read more


    4/28/2015 2:14:12 AM, by MISSPRO

    I am busy doing the SMALL CHANGES CHALLENGE, AND today we have to write down 3 things that we are grateful for. I AM GRATEFUL job... Read more

  • So I fell off the wagon....

    4/28/2015 2:04:33 AM, by CAROLINERSA

    ...and boy did I stay off that wagon for a very long time! In just one year I managed to undo all the hard work I put in. As I watched pho... Read more

  • New start. Again.

    4/22/2015 2:24:07 AM, by ELEANORRUTH

    SparkPeople is the only thing that ever really worked for me. It took up quite some time but the returns made it worth the effort. I lost over 10... Read more

  • Contemplation on this weight loss journey

    4/14/2015 3:23:35 AM, by BUCCWE

    I started this journey after I had lost weight about 6 years ago, got off track and regained it plus more. I restarted on the 26th of November. T... Read more

  • starting out again

    4/1/2015 2:10:45 AM, by LITHETHA

    Hey its April 1st and I am starting out again but in a better space because I weigh less than before at 91.8kg that is 202 pounds, First goal is... Read more

  • Little Victories

    3/31/2015 8:20:53 AM, by KAREN_01

    I've started with the new way of eating in September last year. The first 3 months was hard, but exciting and full of changes. The least of these... Read more

  • Could this be it?

    3/27/2015 4:25:07 AM, by BOLLIEPOS

    So, I wrote a blog about being tired. Being very tired. All the time. This was in October 2013. And I progressively been feeling worse. Still tir... Read more

  • Tabata Showed Me Who's Boss...

    3/19/2015 7:21:40 AM, by NYARAMULA

    After fifteen days of Fitness Blender HIIT workouts ( Three 5-day challenges), I decided to switch things up a bit today. I did Fitnessblender's ... Read more

  • Fitnessblender HIIT Workouts

    3/14/2015 12:13:47 PM, by NYARAMULA

    I have been enjoying the fitnessblender HIIT 5-day challenges for 11 days now, which means today I started the third challenge. I am really grate... Read more

  • Swimming...

    3/12/2015 7:40:00 AM, by NYARAMULA

    A few years ago I wrote a blog in which I committed myself to take swimming lessons. It did not happen. I made the commitment before doing proper... Read more

  • I am back, after a very, very long break.

    3/9/2015 8:22:12 AM, by GREASE31

    I am back, after a very, very long break, which seeems to, have lasted forever, & @ times, has felt like, it!!!! !!!! !!!!. Recently i have... Read more

  • Update...

    3/7/2015 10:13:56 AM, by NYARAMULA

    I have not posted a blog for quite a while, but I have been reading and commenting on other people's blogs. I did get back to running, Somet... Read more

  • 10 pounds lost and plateau

    2/27/2015 8:36:53 AM, by BUCCWE

    Its been 13 weeks probably and ive lost 10 pounds. I am back in what used to be my previous highest weight. People are complimenting me and its n... Read more

  • Review of a 4 days full catered conference at work

    2/6/2015 3:42:34 AM, by BUCCWE

    I have been doing rather well with my weight loss lately I have lost 5 kgs, its nicer to say 10 pounds yay . On Monday I had to go to ... Read more

  • My stomach is shrinking

    1/26/2015 11:54:46 AM, by BUCCWE

    I am just thinking of what I heard Leslie Sanson says in one of her 'Walk away the pounds' YouTube videos 'the more you move, the more you want t... Read more

  • small steps add up

    1/26/2015 4:31:18 AM, by MUNTUGAL

    It's week 4 of my healthy lifestyle journey and I must say the change is good. I'm no longer craving junk food and I'm consciously choosing healt... Read more

  • A new day dawns - I want that!

    1/22/2015 1:42:58 AM, by SUNNYRAYE

    Hello Sunny Friends, When I got to the office this morning, a lady I pass every day was wearing a fairy dress. Read more

  • Keeping on keeping on

    1/16/2015 4:58:23 AM, by BUCCWE

    Its mid January, things are not going so badly since I restarted in November 26 I have lost 6 pounds. Its a bit frustrating that its going this s... Read more

  • 2015

    1/13/2015 1:19:16 PM, by ZZLEESCH

    Not exactly the start to the year that I expected. My landlord sent prospective buyers to view our house and I pointed out that there was water l... Read more

  • Taking action - The time is now

    1/12/2015 12:03:15 AM, by SUNNYRAYE

    Hi Sunny Friends, There is something very powerful about taking action. As simple as it is, once I stop procrastinating and get off my butt... Read more

  • 20FitThrill

    1/6/2015 4:27:23 AM, by MUNTUGAL

    So I weighed myself last week, I was 140.6 kg and not happy at all 😕 . So I told myself, I need to do something, seriously this time. In the ... Read more

  • The best excercise is the one you will do

    1/6/2015 12:46:45 AM, by BUCCWE

    I have finally lost 7 pound 6 weeks into sparkpeople, so happy. I have started walking from 7 to 10kilometres a day. I was worried that I will no... Read more


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