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  • Day Off ? No way

    1/17/2017 8:05:48 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Just stopped to say I had a day off today ! A day off of work that is . That does not mean a day off of Sparks though. Everyday is a day on ... Read more

  • 1 goal down.... 75ish to go!!

    1/17/2017 2:23:49 PM, by MOM4HOCKEY

    So this is a big moment...wait for it.... I was... Read more

  • How Do You Eat 1800-2000 Calories Per Day?

    1/17/2017 11:28:21 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I put together a tentative meal plan to try and push my calories up to 1800. I'm finding it quite challenging. Here's my plan for today's m... Read more

  • 1800 Calories Per Day

    1/17/2017 9:54:06 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    After the results of my RMR test, I'm in the surprising position of having to eat *more* calories in order to meet my goals. I followed the stan... Read more

  • It's been a while

    1/17/2017 8:17:34 AM, by GLOWORMZ

    I have not posted in a while but I wanted to post as I have a new mission...and so far I need to toot my own horn! My biggest weakness is fast f... Read more

  • Big Results from Little Hikes

    1/17/2017 5:10:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    This weekend, I decided to take two short hikes rather than one big hike. Read more

  • Resting Metabolic Assessment

    1/16/2017 7:46:12 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about taking an Active Metabolic Assessment where my fat burn was measured during various levels of exercise exert... Read more

  • Inspiration: Ernestine Shepherd

    1/16/2017 2:27:12 PM, by NATUREGIRL71

    So apparently this lady just clocked her *80th* birthday. Shut the front door. As my friend who posted this said, "Excuses have no merit", LOL. ... Read more

  • Book Review - "The Secret Chord"

    1/16/2017 2:25:22 PM, by ERINLINDSAY83

    "The Secret Chord" by Geraldine Brooks https://www.amazon.com/S
    ecret-Chord-Novel-Geraldin
    e-Brooks/dp/0143109766/ref
    =sr_1... Read more

  • Ice Skating

    1/16/2017 10:47:42 AM, by ERINLINDSAY83

    Maddie, Emma and Tyler getting ready! Read more

  • Day 1113 - Why are weekends so hard?

    1/16/2017 9:50:56 AM, by KAYJ76

    I make great strides during the week, but weekends I fail. I workout more on the weekends. HELL, this weekend I walked a half-marathon on Frida... Read more

  • "I have some dreams!"

    1/16/2017 5:20:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, just like Martin Luther King, I have a dream...a healthy dream! 1. My dream is to live a long and healthy life with great mental acuity. ... Read more

  • Green is in

    1/15/2017 9:22:52 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    This was breakfast yesterday. Avocado, lemon chick... Read more

  • inspiration: keep going

    1/15/2017 4:57:15 PM, by NATUREGIRL71

    some images to keep my spirits up - was 0.5 lb more this week but not letting it derail me. Just keep swimming! Read more

  • Doing the Math - Finally :-)

    1/15/2017 3:55:16 PM, by DEB9021

    So I'm sort of embarrassed to admit that after all these years using Spark People and 30 lbs of weight loss that I've never really done the math.... Read more

  • Don't forget to stretch!

    1/15/2017 1:33:25 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    Not too long ago I wrote about how important I have found that eating right is. When my husband and I skip dinner or don't eat a well balanced h... Read more

  • Counting on the Farm

    1/15/2017 5:10:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    Counting on the Farm For the past four months, I have worked on creating a new book for my grandchild Lina Marie. I used the design from a boo... Read more

  • Week 3: building a rhythm

    1/14/2017 11:53:52 AM, by NATUREGIRL71

    Saturday has become family day at the Y. Boys go to the kids drop-in program while hub and I workout. Then we all shoot hoops and carry on with o... Read more

  • Global Obesity Crisis

    1/14/2017 10:55:34 AM, by 3_VEGGIES

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -Albert Einstein From the Adrenal Reset D... Read more

  • New Arrival

    1/14/2017 8:20:42 AM, by BARB5454

    We've been fostering a 'less than one year old' cat (kitten?) since the third of January, after her spay. I tell you, cats are a whole 'nother ba... Read more

  • Feeling Fantastic with Fiber!

    1/14/2017 5:26:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yep. I added it. I consciously decided that I could add more fiber to my diet by taking those fiber tablets. Read more

  • When plants take over

    1/13/2017 11:04:08 PM, by BIKEORAMA

    It's been a month and a half and my surgical drain was put back in. It just doesn't want to leave me, I swear! Good news is that it's draining fa... Read more

  • Aloha on Friday the 13th

    1/13/2017 8:21:43 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Today is an unlucky day for many but not for me, I went for a beautiful warm walk for January 45 degrees , sun shinning and the wind whipping. I ... Read more

  • Whiplash, Ehlers-Danlos, Ice-Skating

    1/13/2017 12:10:49 PM, by ERINLINDSAY83

    So as an update to Wednesday's blog about pain.... I went to my PT appointment yesterday. After a thorough exam, the diagnosis is whiplash. Yup. ... Read more

  • Day 1110 - Ice Day Half-marathon

    1/13/2017 11:39:48 AM, by KAYJ76

    As a techer that is 1:1 with iPads, we have an eLearning Day today instead of a snow day. I have to be near my computer/iPad from 9:00-12:30 toda... Read more

  • A Favorite Hike: Iceberg Lake

    1/13/2017 9:52:09 AM, by BARB5454

    The Iceberg Lake Trail is located within the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park in Montana. It's almost a 10 mile round-trip with a total... Read more

  • There's no getting even

    1/13/2017 5:10:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing."~Martin Luther King Jr. Read more

  • Great weekend for a Grandma!

    1/12/2017 5:21:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    My DIL was able to get a good deal on some last minute tickets, and is coming home for MLK weekend. Horray! I finally get to meet my little gra... Read more

  • Pain

    1/11/2017 12:11:20 PM, by ERINLINDSAY83

    So much pain...! (In addition to my daily pounding headaches....) Since baby was born in August, I've had a lot of severe wrist pain. Not co... Read more

  • The Tee Shirt Quilt

    1/11/2017 5:23:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    Currently, I am working on creating a tee shirt quilt for my husband and I. This quilt will chronicle our hikes in New England. It includes two... Read more

  • Happy to be here for 8 years

    1/10/2017 8:17:18 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Today was terrific Tuesday , I went for another winter walk and it was 10 degrees warmer. Woohoo!! I ate a salad filled with fruit , veggies and... Read more

  • The Closet CRASH!

    1/10/2017 5:24:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    The other day while sitting in the kitchen, I heard a loud CRASH coming from my bedroom. Opening the closet door, I discovered that my 8 foot lo... Read more

  • Make some magic on Monday

    1/9/2017 8:11:10 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Today is Monday did you start you week off right? Have you made roads to be healthier . ? This morning I found out I dropped a size . Someti... Read more

  • Day 1106 - Calendar meeting

    1/9/2017 10:35:16 AM, by KAYJ76

    I had a calendar meeting this morning with my student-leaders. It was busy and scary. 2 BIG fundraising event in the next month, musical rehear... Read more

  • SPARK BIRTHDAY 5

    1/9/2017 5:19:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Happy Sparkverary to me! Here I am getting married in 2007! I had about 10-15 pounds to loose. Not a big amount. I had lost and found t... Read more

  • Brrrrrr!

    1/8/2017 8:18:22 PM, by DEB9021

    Last weekend I jogged in sunny 40-something temps. Today it was 12, and windy. Brrrrrr. But I got out there. Took the dogs out for a walk yes... Read more

  • Surprising Sunday

    1/8/2017 7:38:35 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    This morning I made a big healthy breakfast yes I made hash and eggs but I also added a ton of veggies and eggs and ate less. I then spent some ... Read more

  • Dreamin' of Spring

    1/8/2017 5:57:53 PM, by BARB5454

    I have nothing to complain about as far as weather goes this year, but the last two weeks have been particularly chilly, lol. Found this photo an... Read more

  • Gentleness

    1/8/2017 5:12:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes we all have misunderstandings. People get angry and say things that are unkind and untrue. Sometimes we need to overlook the matter w... Read more

  • slippery Saturday

    1/7/2017 7:54:14 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    What did you do today ? Did you have it off, I did, I woke early .I had my coffee , yogurt and apple and blueberries. After a lunch of a littl... Read more

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