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  • Spark Motivator

    11/19/2016 10:06:55 AM, by KAREN_01

    I cried when I got the email. There was a time when I would have been really proud of myself. I haven't accomplish much lately. I'm just sticking... Read more

  • Confused...

    11/16/2016 12:32:30 PM, by NYARAMULA

    I had a very confusing experience today - I met a lady that I had not seen for about three weeks. The first words out of her mouth were "You have... Read more

  • Awesome day

    10/22/2016 12:33:13 PM, by NYARAMULA

    Today has been amazing. Started off with an 8.13 mi run. Then later did a 10.13 mi walk with my sister. We talked and laughed and enjoyed each ot... Read more

  • Runner's Envy

    10/21/2016 1:18:28 AM, by NYARAMULA

    Envy: desire to have a quality, possession or other desirable attribute belonging to (someone else). I don't know whether the term 'runner's... Read more

  • Oct 2016: Back Sparking: Week 1 review and Week 2 goals

    10/16/2016 4:27:19 AM, by AFRISAM

    Getting back on the "Sparking wagon" was not as diffi... Read more

  • You Do Not Qualify!

    10/11/2016 6:10:35 AM, by NYARAMULA

    (Warning: The following blog is all about venting. Reader discretion is advised) Because I am not a violent person which rules out punching som... Read more

  • Eat and Think Yourself Slim

    9/26/2016 10:28:59 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (Self-control). Dieting is 80% of what you are thi... Read more

  • NSV... And other thoughts

    9/25/2016 9:50:21 AM, by NYARAMULA

    First things first... I have a pair of trousers that I have not put on for quite a while. It gets forgotten easily since the material is not st... Read more

  • DOMS and a run

    9/21/2016 12:31:29 PM, by NYARAMULA

    I have not done fitness blender workouts for a long time. I decided to get back to them on Monday and yesterday I woke up with some serious but s... Read more

  • 90 Meetings in 90 Days: Day 3, Meeting 3

    9/14/2016 3:59:40 PM, by WHATMATT3RSMOST

    I woke up just after 3am from a nightmare. And my mood hit me like a ton of bricks. I was incredibly down in the dumps. I knew I just had to make... Read more

  • Worthy - a Poem

    9/13/2016 10:14:49 PM, by WHATMATT3RSMOST

    This is a poem by Nancy Levin. It's beautiful, it's touching, and it so describes my journey that I want to hug it. "while the healing navigates... Read more

  • Day 3 of 366 Days of Gratitude

    9/13/2016 5:00:12 PM, by WHATMATT3RSMOST

    Today, I'm grateful that: - My subconscious woke me up to make this list even though I'd fallen asleep - I showed up to actually write this eve... Read more

  • 90 Meetings in 90 Days: Day 2, Meeting 2

    9/13/2016 3:28:26 PM, by WHATMATT3RSMOST

    There were two online meetings scheduled for really early this morning...like *really* early...3 and 4 am. Which I both missed, snoozing away as ... Read more

  • Half Marathon

    9/12/2016 11:36:43 AM, by NYARAMULA

    Today was a public holiday, so I decided to do a long morning run. Ended up running 14.0 miles, more than a half marathon. This is how I did: D... Read more

  • The week in review

    8/21/2016 6:27:26 AM, by NYARAMULA

    So this past week I ran five times, doing a total of 30.74mi. I'm slowly getting to the point where I enjoy running. The hills are still really t... Read more

  • Forgiveness and Letting Go of Past Hurts

    8/15/2016 4:29:40 PM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    I have worked for the Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power for the past 36 years. It has not been easy along the way. I have experienced tr... Read more

  • I'm glad I didn't listen

    8/14/2016 9:58:14 AM, by NYARAMULA

    I was just feeling really lazy. I hit the snooze button several times even though I knew I needed to go out for a run. I kept telling myself I de... Read more

  • Comfort with a Pedicure

    8/1/2016 10:10:06 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    I pampered myself today and this is my reward for losing 10 pounds during the month of July, 2016. I went to a Spa in my area called Cuccuios. I ... Read more

  • Shopping Does'nt Have To Be Expensive

    8/1/2016 9:59:43 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    I love to shop and one of the things that I have found recently is that shopping does not have to cost a lot. Every Saturday I shop at a Yard Sa... Read more

  • 21 July 2016

    7/21/2016 2:55:50 AM, by CAROLINERSA

    It's been a bumpy week, diet wise. I think I placed way too much pressure on myself. And because of that I crashed and burned. So I decided that ... Read more

  • Eeeek!

    7/16/2016 7:03:09 AM, by CAROLINERSA

    This morning I came to the sudden realisation that I will be visiting Thailand in exactly three months time. Panic overtook me as I stared at the... Read more

  • Keeping the Weight Off for Good This Time

    7/13/2016 9:40:18 AM, by ARLENEGOBERT

    I lost 30 pounds in 2009. I went from 278 to 248. I lost 40 pounds in 2013 and I went from 277 to 238 pounds. By 2016 I had gain all of my weigh... Read more

  • Running

    7/9/2016 6:12:39 AM, by NYARAMULA

    First off, after reading another member's blog, I've decided it's time to stop putting myself down about my running. So I will declare here and n... Read more

  • Redemption

    7/3/2016 10:07:53 AM, by NYARAMULA

    I woke up yesterday with a great plan. The plan was to do some cardio indoors then head out for my Saturday morning run. I try to run at least tw... Read more

  • Frustration

    7/1/2016 5:06:34 AM, by SUMMERSMAMMA

    I find myself extremely frustrated with myself. I ha... Read more

  • Sunday

    6/26/2016 8:23:35 AM, by NYARAMULA

    Today has been one of those days that just get really busy. I woke up for some cardio before heading out for my 6.2mi run. I felt a bit slug... Read more

  • It's a great day

    6/24/2016 8:22:26 AM, by NYARAMULA

    I took the day off to spend some time with my boys today (they are on their mid- term break). I woke up early and braved the cold. I had intended... Read more

  • Excuses, Excuses...

    6/21/2016 6:33:27 AM, by NYARAMULA

    I love walking. I listen to music as I walk and completely get lost in my thoughts. Fact: However tired I am, going out for a walk makes me fe... Read more

  • I'm still here

    6/20/2016 12:52:01 PM, by NYARAMULA

    I can't believe it's been over a year since I posted a blog entry. Things have been a bit difficult - changes at work and I'm back to school. I'm... Read more

  • #day 147 of 350

    6/10/2016 6:30:11 PM, by OZMAN80

    I have changed my weigh in day to Saturday,but feeling good about my week. Then the weekend! Key for me this weekend is to plan out my meals and ... Read more

  • So it's been a while....

    6/7/2016 4:22:29 AM, by CAROLINERSA

    ...and I've been up and down both scale and experiences wise. I cannot believe how quickly time can fly! What happened? One moment I was still m... Read more

  • #day 143 of 350

    6/6/2016 8:07:48 PM, by OZMAN80

    Its been awhile,but I'm back. Fell of the wagon as they say. I have given myself a good long talking too. All the excuses for why I couldn't work... Read more

  • # day 96 of 350

    4/20/2016 1:57:38 PM, by OZMAN80

    Its been a while since I blogged and will the journey continues, with some set backs. Its those little tumbles and being able to get back up,that... Read more

  • Been a while!

    4/12/2016 11:06:10 AM, by REDTEDDY

    I have not been on here a while and there has been a very good reason :). I am currently 11 weeks pregnant and been suffering from all the sympto... Read more

  • # day 79 of 350

    4/3/2016 2:05:18 PM, by OZMAN80

    Just got to level 13. I was amazed have fast I got here. I never thought I would see this,it seemed so from away. When I see that someone has ove... Read more

  • # day 78 of 350

    4/2/2016 8:54:29 AM, by OZMAN80

    I have made it to the end of week 14. I've had my slip ups, but I'm still focused on the goal. Before I would have just given up after I had give... Read more

  • #day 66 of 350

    3/21/2016 5:57:13 PM, by OZMAN80

    week 10 here I come. It's hard to believe I look forward to this every week.The weigh in! No matter what it says, just the anticipation makes it ... Read more

  • day 63 of 350

    3/18/2016 6:58:46 PM, by OZMAN80

    Almost to the end of week 9 and 287 day left in the my challenge. I have had a really good week,workouts and controlled my calories. My work out ... Read more

  • # day 50 of 350

    3/5/2016 4:07:44 PM, by OZMAN80

    It's hard to believe that today marks the end of week 7 and 50 day have gone pass. As I try to stay focused on the goal of healthy life style. I ... Read more

  • # day 46 of 350

    3/1/2016 6:19:41 PM, by OZMAN80

    Just got back from gym work out. Had a lot of reason not to go, but health and fitness won out! 306 day till the big weigh in. ... Read more

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