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  • 2017 Goals Update

    1/12/2017 1:09:12 PM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    Minor tweaks to the goals I've set: 1.) Run at least 4 road races (at least 3 at the 5K distance and at least 1 at the 10K distance) 2.) Run... Read more

  • 2016 Goal Review and setting 2017 Goals

    1/2/2017 10:12:52 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    Looking back on 2016, here were my goals and the results: 1) Maintain my ability to run 5K's - I am working my way back up to this. I am wai... Read more

  • Oooooh! Goal Weight #1

    12/22/2016 4:44:04 AM, by SPARKCASSANDRA

    So, well, I, um... Reached Goal Weight Number 1! AAAAAAHHHHHHH! (Ok Cassandra, calm down. Breathe). So this is the weight that I had reached and ... Read more

  • OK, then

    12/17/2016 10:40:15 PM, by ELAINE856

    Yesterday, I got back on track. One more day and I know the stress and guilt would set in. Weigh in tomorrow. I'll try to be gentle with myself.... Read more

  • Breaking Out of Exercise Ruts!

    12/16/2016 7:48:45 AM, by SPARKCASSANDRA

    I am, 100%, the type of person who falls into ruts when trying to be healthy- specifically, exercise ruts. Don't get me wrong, I love exercise! B... Read more

  • snow day

    12/15/2016 11:34:54 PM, by DAEGLO

    I slipped on the ice and didn't think I hurt myself at all. I felt fine at the time. Tonight, my right wrist and ankle feel stiff and sore and I'... Read more

  • lifting

    12/12/2016 10:40:36 PM, by DAEGLO

    After a long time away I found the inspiration to start working out again. Fall was nuts. Between being sick, working long hours, and generally f... Read more

  • Bring on the snowshoeing!

    12/12/2016 5:21:44 AM, by SPARKCASSANDRA

    I love summer, for the exercise especially! There is something so wonderful about jumping out of bed, running down to the nearest hiking trail an... Read more

  • Too Much! Triggering or motivating?

    12/11/2016 6:56:17 AM, by MADEMOISELLE124

    So I started out my journey at a very healthy weight 7-8 years ago. 135-140 pounds and 5'5. Perfect for an athlete. Well, then the reality of mid... Read more

  • Learning To Love Recovery

    12/9/2016 6:03:06 AM, by MADEMOISELLE124

    These past few years I have bounced around weight-wise under the diagnosis of Bulimia. I would either eat everything I could find (gosh, if you h... Read more

  • The Techie-Geeky Aspect

    12/9/2016 12:37:58 AM, by AINTSKEERD

    So I was reading my friend Keakman’s blog tonight. It was a great story about her learning to drive a Model T. She drew a grand analogy about ... Read more

  • Just a Small Investment

    12/7/2016 12:59:45 AM, by AINTSKEERD

    The last time I was here I had the good fortune of being laid off from my job about two months after embarking on my journey. Good fortune, you a... Read more

  • A slow re-start to running

    12/6/2016 6:33:38 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    So I was given the go-ahead to run a half mile. I know. 5 minutes of running. Wheee? It actually took us 6 minutes and 8 seconds. It was a very s... Read more

  • Round 2

    12/5/2016 12:26:27 PM, by AINTSKEERD

    We returned from a week in Kauai Hawaii last night. We’d never been to any of the islands so when we were presented the opportunity we jumped on... Read more

  • Walked!

    11/29/2016 5:04:59 PM, by ELAINE856

    20 whole minutes. Forgot my cane. I'm icing my ankle but feeling good about my latest accomplishment.... Read more

  • Cholesterol

    11/28/2016 1:01:56 PM, by ELAINE856

    Eggs! One simple hard-boiled egg! 187 mg. I cast thee away and go back to egg whites.... Read more

  • Almost done the NO Scale November Challenge

    11/28/2016 11:39:16 AM, by CARMEN0113

    This has been an interesting challenge for me. Through Keto I am unlearning so many things that I thought I knew about nutrition, health, and ev... Read more

  • Yay

    11/27/2016 12:11:22 PM, by ELAINE856

    Weekly weigh-in. 3.2 pounds. What a great surprise!... Read more

  • Post TDay

    11/25/2016 5:21:20 PM, by ELAINE856

    Back to Spark after yesterday's indulgence. I must say that I enjoyed not measuring and weighing my food. No guilt. Now, back to it. I can do thi... Read more

  • FINALLY!!!

    11/23/2016 8:44:27 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    The PT gave me permission to try a short (1/2 mile) run!!! I am still having foot pain, but it's getting much better, and I have a plan of attack... Read more

  • Editing info?

    11/21/2016 7:33:31 PM, by ELAINE856

    There are NOT 60 grams in vinaigrette dressing! Lol What a typo! Is there any way to delete or edit the info? In the meantime, chugging alon... Read more

  • Question

    11/19/2016 3:14:09 PM, by ELAINE856

    Is there a setting that allow(s me to keep the list of things I'm eating in alphabetical order? Thanks!... Read more

  • Food bender

    11/16/2016 10:08:47 AM, by ELAINE856

    Yesterday, I went on a food freak. I must remind myself that there is no "bad." It leads to getting off the goal I'm working towards. Today's a ... Read more

  • First 6 Days @ Spark

    11/11/2016 5:18:53 PM, by HUFFLEPUFF87

    I began my Spark journey on Sunday night and I was doing well for the first three days. I joined the 21 Day workout challenge on my second day an... Read more

  • Trapped in a time warp

    11/2/2016 9:43:38 PM, by LEGALLYBLONDE81

    It's very surreal to read through my posts from 2010-2011. I was going through a separation/divorce that changed the fabric of who I am. I left a... Read more

  • When can I stop starting over?

    11/1/2016 9:20:08 PM, by LEGALLYBLONDE81

    So, things are pretty much the pits right now. Where to start? This past year I have felt my anxiety creeping up around me. I don't know if I wou... Read more

  • No Scale November

    11/1/2016 10:12:33 AM, by CARMEN0113

    I have now completed one full week of a high fat moderate protein low carb diet. I am down 7lbs. I understand that there may be drastic weight ... Read more

  • Keto?

    10/28/2016 11:26:36 AM, by CARMEN0113

    A friend of mine recently posted on facebook. In the post, she describes her success with a high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet. She has ... Read more

  • 9 months in...

    10/25/2016 2:55:06 PM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    Well, it has been quite some time since I checked in to this site. Today I am at a loss of 23 lbs total, 17 since I joined the site. I don'... Read more

  • 278 days

    10/11/2016 3:27:14 PM, by KKRAVIG1975

    278 days until I'm 42. 278 days to lose 96 lbs. I feel like i am back in the swing of things with SP tracking my food. But I gotta... Read more

  • What I Am Doing Right This BLC

    10/10/2016 9:44:00 PM, by UNREADINK

    I am getting back into tracking. Averaging 5-6 days out of 7. Given that I skipped tracking for a long time, that is progress. I am also wearing ... Read more

  • The difficulty of working overnights

    10/6/2016 2:28:19 AM, by TYLEI86

    Anyone else on here dealing with having an issue of feeling hungry while working a late night shift? Im trying to pick the right snacks, but I li... Read more

  • slower build this time

    10/5/2016 12:23:35 PM, by CYNTHIUSS

    I'm back to walking...I think it was the step exercises I was trying that nailed my mobility. I will take it very slow....thought I was, but mayb... Read more

  • Another Goal update

    10/5/2016 9:57:54 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    The end of the year is nearing, and there isn't a lot of time left to meet goals I set for the year. I'm on track for a few. I've fallen off trac... Read more

  • setback, stepback

    10/4/2016 1:43:16 AM, by CYNTHIUSS

    ankle and knee gave...they do that some times. its been a long painful day...tried to keep pushing...backfired...now I just want to be able to wa... Read more

  • Day 37: Self Reflection & October Goals

    10/2/2016 5:09:55 PM, by PATRICIALUCIA

    Hi Everyone! Over the past few days I did a lot of self reflection (not so fun, but helpful). I have always been very accommodating to peopl... Read more

  • Keeping My Promise

    10/2/2016 8:14:12 AM, by TWITCHYMURDOCH

    Well, I've kept the promise I made in my last post. I've finally gotten off the merry-go-round of gaining and losing the same 15lbs and now I'm ... Read more

  • eating half as much and moving more

    10/1/2016 2:51:54 AM, by CYNTHIUSS

    It took a lot to sustain 200# plus! The weight is falling off just reducing portions and moving more! Not even a lot more, just more, every day! ... Read more

  • Meh . . .

    9/30/2016 1:55:30 PM, by MINISAPPHYRE

    I don't like the new sparkpages they were so much more creative before. Went to bed yesterday thinking, when I wake up tomorrow I have a cle... Read more

  • Changing it up...

    9/30/2016 3:18:13 AM, by TYLEI86

    So, I originally was trying to quit drinking soda. I stopped for a few days, but now I'm changing it up. Dr. Pepper was my drink of choice previo... Read more

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