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  • Day 6 of Whole30

    8/30/2015 10:46:11 AM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    Hi, today is day 6 of Whole30 and I'm loving how mentally alert I feel and how I'm able to stay focused on tasks which I haven't been able to do ... Read more

  • Wake up call; Day 4 of Whole 30

    8/28/2015 8:49:56 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    I don't even know if my dear Sparkfriends from FIVE years ago are still here, but if you are, hello and I MISS our interactions! Why is it S... Read more

  • Changing for Me

    8/25/2015 4:34:10 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    I've been going back and forth but feel like i am finally ready to take care of me in the weight loss department. I started yesterday with exerci... Read more

  • It's been a tough week

    8/16/2015 3:45:46 PM, by LASTCHANCE1952

    The best of intentions aren't always enough to keep me from getting thrown off track. It can happen in the blink of an eye if I don't stay focus... Read more

  • Patience

    8/9/2015 10:53:18 PM, by LASTCHANCE1952

    I need patience! Why is it easy to be patient with others, but not ourselves? I have patience with my grandchildren... With my dad... Wit... Read more

  • The Scale

    7/23/2015 11:03:54 AM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    I put a battery in my scale. On Saturday I'll weigh in. I'm not concerned about the number. Just trying to get back in the groove. I tried on my ... Read more

  • God is Good

    7/15/2015 10:43:16 AM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    The fog of depression, sorrow, and anxiety is being lifted day by day. I am able to walk in joy. The key is consistent nourishment in the Word. I... Read more

  • little at a time

    7/14/2015 7:32:01 AM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    so i tried tracking my calories by hand. i only did a couple of days but it looks like i am around 1600. been trying to get in fruits and veggies... Read more

  • why i've been gone

    7/7/2015 12:08:35 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    My life is in upheaval as I am having to rebuild my life from scratch. Starting out as a single mom although its a bit more complicated than tha... Read more

  • Today is going great!

    6/9/2015 10:59:41 AM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    So, as I am getting back on track with my fitness I am noticing a few things. First is that I am stronger than I realized. With the workout that ... Read more

  • My Dining Out Choices

    6/8/2015 11:08:49 AM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    I did very well today while going out to eat. It all added up to 730 calories. Now, that is subjective because it is a local diner. I used a... Read more

  • Sickness, Laziness, and Too Many Sweets

    6/8/2015 5:30:18 AM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    Time to get back to the old me. Logging faithfully and watching what I eat. I can do this!... Read more

  • Cut sugar + Cut starches = More Energy

    5/29/2015 7:35:29 AM, by THETROUT

    I have tried my best to cut sugar and white stuff out of my diet. I never thought it would be possible. AND, I have not been perfect. But I do... Read more

  • Body Image

    5/24/2015 5:46:33 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    Albeit, I do need a new swimsuit (mine is way to big on top), but I realized today that it doesn't matter what I look like at the beach. 95% of p... Read more

  • Exercise DVD

    5/23/2015 10:36:00 AM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    I don't have time for a long blog, but I just wanted to share something. When I was at Dollar Tree yesterday I found some exercise dvd's. I only ... Read more

  • Musings

    5/22/2015 11:59:50 AM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    I was doing so well but then ended up eating a PB&J and some cookies that I did not need. I ended about 125 calories over. At least I tracked it ... Read more

  • I can see light at the end of the tunnel

    5/21/2015 1:46:48 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    I have these dreams of succeeding. I was thinking about what kind of clothes I want to buy while I was laying down for a nap with my 4 year old (... Read more

  • Fast Food

    5/20/2015 7:54:12 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    I've been having a little trouble making right decisions. At least I exercised today- and got in 1 healthy meal. I guess you could consider ... Read more

  • Tracking

    5/19/2015 3:07:52 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    I guess it was about late April when I decided that beachbody was not for me (I'm so turned off by the coaches and everything that I don't think ... Read more

  • Nerd-dom

    5/18/2015 9:46:12 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    I loved comic-con so much and my husband and I are already planning on going to another one. I had an NSV as I bought a size Large Walking Dead T... Read more

  • Busy Day Today

    5/14/2015 12:02:36 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    I already started the chili and tracked it. I love doing a makeover recipe because most of the legwork is done for me- if I can find one that is ... Read more

  • Having a Hard TIme

    5/13/2015 1:30:50 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    Getting back on track is not going easy for me. Actually, I'm eating chips as I type this. This was not the normal have fun on mother's day weeke... Read more

  • Just needed to vent

    5/4/2015 8:27:53 AM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    I'm a bit stressed out with my husbands family to say the least. Its not my immediate in laws. My Father in law (who is actually my husbands step... Read more

  • May Goals

    5/1/2015 1:38:35 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    Well, here I am again back with the calorie tracking. Its the good old fashioned methods that work. Tried and true. Logging what goes in my mouth... Read more

  • Cheering myself up

    4/30/2015 4:25:02 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    I had to switch gears a bit. I know that what the scale says isn't everything. I know that I have lost inches. I've probably gained muscle too, b... Read more

  • I need to start sparkin, STAT!

    4/28/2015 3:36:21 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    Well apparently I've got to get out there and read and comment on some blogs. I can't expect to recieve if i don't give! LOL. Truth be told, this... Read more

  • Enjoying Life

    4/27/2015 8:43:07 PM, by RAYMBERMOMOF2

    It was such a beautiful day today! Today really has just ROCKED! I got breakfast, fed my kids, did my workout. My house is somewhat clean. I got... Read more

  • Never Give Up

    4/26/2015 6:59:17 AM, by LILY8486

    I read this somewhere and felt it was an encouragement!! :-) It's easy to lose focus on your goal when you experience bad emotions and feel... Read more

  • My Little Review

    4/22/2015 4:19:45 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    Wow. I haven't felt this much muscle soreness since I've used real gym equipment. Actually, the muscle soreness with that was worse, but this is ... Read more

  • Revamping my plan

    4/17/2015 7:32:14 AM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    Everything seemed to be going okay until I got really extrememly constipated (TMI I know) least for me. For someone who has very healthy bow... Read more

  • Workouts/Clean Eating

    4/14/2015 4:41:05 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    I've been rocking the workouts big time. During the week of Passover I managed to fit in 3 30 minute workouts, a 10 minute workout, plus a couple... Read more

  • Tried Clipless Shoes in Spin Class

    4/14/2015 1:32:02 PM, by JUDIES

    Brought my clipless shoes to spin class this morning. Took me several minutes to get them to clip in, then the instructor told me to adjust my s... Read more

  • First Long Ride of Season

    4/13/2015 10:16:52 AM, by JUDIES

    We went on our first long ride of the season yesterday. It was a bit cool in the beginning, but warmed up as we went along. Went to the Farming... Read more

  • Finally warm enough to bike!

    4/8/2015 12:30:40 PM, by JUDIES

    The weather is finally warming up enough to get out on our bikes again! Last weekend I purchased bike shoes and clipless pedals. Went on two ri... Read more

  • Asthma/Allergies

    3/25/2015 6:11:38 AM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    It happens. Even the most fit person gets waylaid by sickness sometimes. I got up this morning with the intention of working out. After the 2nd c... Read more

  • I just can't say enough!

    3/23/2015 8:57:10 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    Seriously! I feel as though I have had a breakthrough. Yes, learning a new eating plan can be daunting, but I feel as though my eating has shifte... Read more

  • 21 Day Fix

    3/22/2015 9:17:00 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    So, I've come to realize that the eating plan in the 21 Day Fix is exactly what I need. First of all, I tracked my food for six days and it was c... Read more

  • Upped my Weights

    3/18/2015 11:59:40 AM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    I knew that I was totally ready for heavier weights the last time I did a strength training session. Last time I threw in a fourth round just... Read more

  • Happy St Patty's Day!

    3/17/2015 12:20:58 PM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    We have a corned beef brisket slow cooking in the crock pot right now. Its so simple but I am very excited about it. A whole bottle of spicy brow... Read more

  • Working on a new habit

    3/16/2015 9:17:41 AM, by YISKAMIRYAM

    Waking up super early is not something that I enjoy. I can say however, that it is getting easier. I having been waking up at the crack of d... Read more

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