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  • celebrate the journey

    5/24/2016 9:36:35 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey, " Fitzhugh Mullan Today I knew that at some point I was going to pick up my new car. They had to register it ,and add some minor details. After 16 years with the same car that was not very safe anymore, I was happy to g... Read more

  • Self Respect

    5/24/2016 11:13:50 AM, by SHELLYKYLEIGH

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  • Things have to change

    5/23/2016 8:30:05 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change, " Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Today was full of change for me. Starting off at the car lot. I felt like Goldilocks this one is to big, this one is to much, this one is just right. It took me a lot of walking and looking. Befo... Read more

  • I'm Ready...

    5/23/2016 5:58:44 PM, by SONYALATRECE

    Waiting eagerly with eyes bulged Teeth clinched Palms saturated Head pounding Anticipating... The last leg of closing... Homeownership ... Read more

  • Spark Friends Are Blessings

    5/22/2016 7:22:00 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " In everyone's life at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit ." Albert Schweitzer Spark Friends Thanks so much for all you do for me. You all have... Read more

  • count on living

    5/21/2016 8:36:05 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " You have to count on living every single day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life- so that if it were over tomorrow , you'd be content with yourself." Jane Seymour Feel good moments of Saturday My daughter brought me my morning coffee Saturday special p90 wor... Read more

  • C25k week 2

    5/21/2016 9:31:45 AM, by BUMBLEBEESTING

    Week two didn't go so well.. Bad bad bad pain in my knees and ankles. So I think I'm going to continue walking and try c25k in another month or so. I'm just pushing it back, not quitting. I really loved running. And it burned a ton of calories too. I have an appointment in a few weeks for a phys... Read more

  • Harmonious Happy Aloha Friday

    5/20/2016 8:37:08 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " What is happiness except the simply harmony between man and the life he leads . " Albert Camus It is impossible to love everything about your life. It is not impossible to really love your life. Find time to do the things you love. Don't concentrate on the part of your life that you don't lik... Read more

  • So true!

    5/20/2016 3:59:49 PM, by SHELLYKYLEIGH

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  • thankfully thursday

    5/19/2016 8:03:03 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed." Alexander Pope Today I was thankful for good food, awesome coffee, and clean water. A gorgeous walk with my dog Miss Misha, with sunshine and blue skies. A great sculpt A p90 workout with my main motivator Tony Horto... Read more

  • Note to self

    5/19/2016 12:45:16 PM, by SHELLYKYLEIGH

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  • Here's to us!

    5/19/2016 12:43:22 PM, by SHELLYKYLEIGH

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  • wild wicked Wednesday

    5/18/2016 8:13:47 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Some people cause happiness wherever they go; others; whenever they go " Oscar Wilde HA Have a Wicked Wild Wednesday . Keep looking for Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living... Read more

  • Love!

    5/18/2016 12:23:29 PM, by SHELLYKYLEIGH

    This couldn't be more perfect!... Read more

  • Happy!!

    5/18/2016 9:03:56 AM, by SHELLYKYLEIGH

    I'm dropping more weight and I could not be happier! I have been cooking at home more instead of being lazy and going to get something quick at the drive thru or restaurant. I'm definitely sticking with this! I'm feeling better!... Read more

  • Finally getting on track

    5/18/2016 9:02:16 AM, by MORMING

    I have been struggling about what to eat how to get the excessive in ... Read more

  • It is a gift to question

    5/17/2016 7:10:38 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The greatest gift is not being afraid to question." Ruby Dee I am learning to question , more . In all areas , even the ones I am not an expert in, I did well in college in all areas but math where I received a D grade. . Yesterday I received my re evaluation from unemployment. I had ta... Read more

  • Your conscience can change your mind

    5/16/2016 8:23:49 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Lives are changed by a moment's conscience , by a single and quiet inclination of the mind. " George A. Smith I finished my walk and I was hungry . I walked by the pantry and there sticking out was a whole sleeve of cookies. I don't eat cookies often , but I do love cookies. The package said... Read more

  • BIG GOAL!

    5/16/2016 10:33:21 AM, by SHELLYKYLEIGH

    248 A local lake near my home is 9.3 miles all the way around. I have always wanted to walk it, but felt that I would pass out after 6 miles, which is the most I walk in my neighborhood if I want to go out walking. (one time I did 9 miles in my neighborhood and thought I was going to pass out) Well,... Read more

  • STARTING THE WEEK OFF RIGHT

    5/15/2016 10:43:05 PM, by JOANN25

    A great time at church this morning. Came home with no one there but me and actually sat and watched an Astro game. It was a tight game and they lost by 1 point but that made it exciting and it felt good to know that they had given it their best. When I checked my fitbit I had logged in 10326... Read more

  • Peace

    5/15/2016 7:57:34 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden, or even your bathtub." Elisabeth Kubler -Ross Hope you had a peaceful blessed Sunday, Sunday is my day of rest from exercise and mostly the stresses of... Read more

  • Motivation board.

    5/14/2016 9:52:31 PM, by STEPHCURRY2

    Finally finished my motivation board. Warriors game, (birthday present to myself November 16th), kayaking trip in July (hoping to be 250). Scripture to remind me it's not all about me. A little motivation to remind me to keep going. Airplane seats to remind me how small they are and the smaller I... Read more

  • LOTS GOING ON

    5/14/2016 9:26:34 PM, by JOANN25

    Seems like I am always running behind on things....This week I have moved my mother to another town to a skilled nursing facility in another town. It has worked well for her. I think she is happier there and is in the town where she lived for most of her life. She has friends there and has had se... Read more

  • Week 1 c25k

    5/14/2016 8:57:06 PM, by BUMBLEBEESTING

    Well week one is finished. I have to say this was a challenge. I have asthma and the first time I ran I had a tough time breathing, so I used my inhaler the second time and found I didn't like my running route. On day 3 I found a running track at a school near me, so I walked there and then ran the ... Read more

  • Wisdom begins in wonder

    5/14/2016 8:41:43 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Wisdom begins in wonder." Socrates I WONDER How I will feel if I exercise daily ? How will I feel if I drink more water, and give up soda ? How good will I feel if I get the sleep I so desperately need? How better will I feel if I... Read more

  • Take the Aloha Path

    5/13/2016 7:43:17 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I see my path , but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it, " Rosalia de Castro It's Friday the 13th Boo !! Are you scared ? Are you expecting bad , scary , strange things to happen . Not me I took the Aloha Friday path where Happiness and... Read more

  • Life is about creating yourself

    5/12/2016 8:03:36 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Life isn't about finding yourself.. Life is about creating yourself.' George Bernard Shaw My daughter my role model is all about teaching me this . She graduates college next year. Today there was a write up in our local paper about how she won a scholarship from McDonald's . She has been w... Read more

  • Let your inner child out to play

    5/11/2016 9:20:10 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do, " Jean de La Bruyere It's wild Wednesday did you let your inner child out to play today . I sure did , I did some coloring , to calm my mind. I had a laugh fest doing my p90 workout ... Read more

  • Feel Loved

    5/10/2016 6:55:44 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " If you feel loved and cherished - even if it is only by yourself- then you will have more love to give to others , too, " Penelope Quest Today after eating right all day, and going for a walk, and finishing my p90 sweat and ab workout I took a shower. I recently bought two dresses on clear... Read more

  • Miracle of Motherhood

    5/8/2016 7:42:05 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " People who believe in miracles do not make much fuss when they actually encounter one. " Alice Munro Having babies and nurturing them and raising them is a miraculous thing. It does take a whole village . Everyone a child encounters help them to grow and learn and develop in some way. ... Read more

  • Updates blah blah blah

    5/8/2016 11:18:39 AM, by BUMBLEBEESTING

    Today is Mother's Day! My daughter made me some very special things. I'm so grateful for her. On to updates. I start c25k tomorrow! I'm so excited to start running. I'm going to be updating weekly, hopefully. If I can remember. Wish me luck! Also, I'm finally back to the weight I was before my... Read more

  • GOTTA WORK HARDER NEXT WEEK

    5/7/2016 11:26:36 PM, by JOANN25

    This week was better than last week but did not make my 10000 steps every day. Did make 7500 at least most of the time but really need to work on walking more and tracking everything. Stayed about the same on weight but this week I am going to get in there and try to really move around and get som... Read more

  • Hope you have a good night

    5/7/2016 9:16:35 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Hope is not a feeling or a mood or a personality type. Hope is a choice, " Jim Wallis I always choose hope over all things. Hope you had a great special Saturday. Hope you made your goal today , Hope you had fun and above all Hope you keep looking for Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Livin... Read more

  • It's your place

    5/6/2016 9:56:33 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. " Mae Jemison, Since I have been out of work I have been thinking a lot about my life and how I want to live it. To get me there quicker I learned to ask and expect change.... Read more

  • Make it happen

    5/5/2016 8:18:56 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The misfortunes hardest to bear are those that never happen. " James Russell Lowell Today I was spot on with my eating and exercise. I got an email from a job that I have an interest in , they are still interested in me and wanted to know if I was fluent in Spanish , speaking and writing, whi... Read more

  • 25 in April: Volume II ... Its not just walking

    5/5/2016 12:13:51 PM, by TSABONIS

    Lost 25 pounds in April, and am doing good in May as well. I did 2 easy sounding things Tracked what I ate Walked more Today we are going to focus on the walking. Last year I got a FitBit and really enjoy the stats and the competition. The American Heart Association recommends 10,... Read more

  • Let it rain

    5/4/2016 8:52:11 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain, " Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Another day of rain here. Gloomy , dark , damp and cold. A perfect time to internet shop. I found some good steals. A long raincoat with fleece on the inside , good for raining or snowing days and 30... Read more

  • Happy and Fun

    5/3/2016 7:24:20 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " If you want to be happy, be. " Leo Tolstoy Do you feel the need to eat more because you exercised. Well you don't. Just don't call it exercise call it fun, It's been proven that you'll eat less. Just another of the many things that make me happy , I don't exercise anymore I go out and ... Read more

  • overcome it

    5/2/2016 8:11:52 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Difficulties are just things to overcome , after all." Ernest Shackleton Today could have been a difficult day if I let it. I didn't feel my best upon waking but it's okay i learned to work with what I have. Breakfast was spot on , yogurt , fruit and granola. Lunch was a warm salad with roast... Read more

  • 25 in April: Volume I

    5/2/2016 10:12:58 AM, by TSABONIS

    I lost 25 pounds in April., actually from April 9th to the 31st, but who's counting? Me Anyway, how did I have such a smashing success? I was really super fat, that's step one to any massive, pound per day weight loss. But seriously, I ate whatever I wanted and I walked. I tracked ... Read more

  • May Day May Day

    5/1/2016 7:17:27 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The beauty of life is , while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change. So that every new moment is spent not in regret , guilt, fear, or anger , but in wisdom, and understanding and love." Jennifer Edwards May Day May Day This is your ca... Read more

  • A stroke of Luck

    4/30/2016 8:23:11 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck." Tenzin Gyatso , 14th Dalai Lama Not making goal, not making gains, not making weight is not always bad. It just means something bigger or better is coming to you. It just means you will get there later maybe by... Read more

  • Aloha on this Fierce Friday

    4/29/2016 8:26:31 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I have tremendous faith in the universe. I feel at home on this planet . Even though it's a very big world out there , I plan on walking right through the middle of it unharmed." Marion Ross Happy Aloha Friday . As you go about your day today don't forget to be fierce. Walk on coals if need ... Read more

  • Thankful for Happiness

    4/28/2016 7:20:27 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Once you have achieved a sense of happiness , you must never become lax about maintaining it." Elizabeth Gilbert Even if the sky crumbles and your world falls apart there is always something to be thankful for. There is always a glimmer of happiness . Some days we have to dig way deep to fin... Read more

  • Knowing and Doing Is Totally Different

    4/28/2016 11:29:04 AM, by KTTAYLOR21

    So yesterdays blog I went on a rant about my current weight and being a doer. One of the things I've heard a lot is that eating is 80% and exercise is 20% of this whole process. Yeah I've heard it, and yeah I know it's true but I've never put my focus completely on my calorie intake and KNOWING how ... Read more

  • Don't retreat

    4/27/2016 8:42:21 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction." General Douglas MacArthur Life is all about how you look at things, Remember that quote next time you are having a bad day, Think of it when you don't make your goal, or fall a little short. You are not retreating or giving up yo... Read more

  • Progress

    4/27/2016 1:06:54 PM, by BUMBLEBEESTING

    After my nearly two months of hiatus I'm back. I'm In the middle of my second week today and it's going well so far. It wasn't hard getting back on track. I think the hardest part was getting off my butt. I've lost the 3 lbs I gained during my hiatus and I'm patiently waiting to lose even more. ... Read more

  • Are You a Doer?

    4/27/2016 11:21:36 AM, by KTTAYLOR21

    This is what I have been asking myself lately in terms of weight loss! And the answer is NO!! I am sssooo close to weighing 200 lbs. And I have NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER seen 200 on MY scale!! EVER!!!! I keep saying to myself WTF?????? What is going on? Why am I now teetering so darn close to 200?? ... Read more

  • A little More

    4/26/2016 8:49:10 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " There is always a little more toothpaste in the tube. Think about it." Bill Bryson No, this blog is not about eating more , but about doing more . Like today it was a cold 43 degrees with a wind and raining when I took my walk with the dog. I really wanted to go home after one lap, but talke... Read more

  • LISTEN TO SPARK PEOPLE FOR GOOD RESULTS

    4/26/2016 12:13:44 PM, by JOANN25

    I have had some off-track time the last couple of weeks due to several things....sick, tired, etc. Today I am getting back on track...eating intuitively and listening to my body. I got up early and did a boot camp workout ... had to start over on this as I had missed several days. Did some walki... Read more

  • Impossibly Good

    4/25/2016 8:13:00 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I believe in the impossible because no one else does." Florence Griffith Joyner I had an impossibly good day today even though it was Monday, My eating was spot on all day , Black Ice coffee , Eggs with a half of potato for breakfast. Lunch was a salad , with apple, orange and blueberries, n... Read more