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  • I threw the White Flag

    11/22/2014 11:01:09 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Yesterday I had Enough!!! I threw the white flag !!! I gave up I quit I didn't try I wallowed in nothingness I let stress and unhappiness win I couldn't cope, I couldn't thi... Read more

  • Rock On

    11/21/2014 7:15:14 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Just Rock on and have you a good time." Duane Allman Happy Aloha Friday!!!!!!! Hugs , Happiness, and Healthy Living... Read more

  • November 21 - Howdy

    11/21/2014 10:00:59 AM, by JUDITH1654

    Just realized I haven't blogged in over a month - not that much going....which is nice for a change. So thought I would just drop a "hello" and wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. (Think of me when I am working on Black Friday!!) I work from 5:45 pm on Thanksgiving ... Read more

  • Don't agonize Organize

    11/20/2014 6:15:00 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Don't agonize . Organize . Florynce Kennedy We are all busy people, We have spouses , children ,parents friends. There are engagements to meet , appointments to keep, people to see. Adding to this mess we are supposed to add exercise and healthy eating to the mix. All this works out w... Read more

  • Required Reading: The True Cost of Getting Lean

    11/20/2014 11:15:12 AM, by THEBLONDEGENIUS

    Below is a link to an easy infographic of the true cost of reaching different levels of leanness and health. The link to the full article is included early in the infographic. This is the best article I have EVER read on what it truly will cost you in time and effort to reach various levels of fitne... Read more

  • Be Quick

    11/19/2014 6:27:35 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Cross the river before reviling the crocodile's mother." Bill Tilman Sometimes I talk about something, I can swear I am going to do it but I procrastinate so much that it never happens and I get myself in trouble. This almost happened today . I was going to walk after work. Right after work ... Read more

  • Learn to Love Everything

    11/18/2014 6:02:18 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The wind is blowing adore the wind." Pythagoras That's not what I was thinking as I took my dog out on a walk after work. It was 29 degrees with a stiff frozen breeze. Mischa , the white American Eskimo dog and I love our walks. At least I think she does hard to tell with that smile plaster... Read more

  • Is it my body ?

    11/17/2014 4:22:22 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    You guys know I love Alice Cooper , one of my favorite songs is ,Is it my body. ? The words go like this.. " What have I got to make you want to love me? Is it my body? Or something inside me? Tell me It's really up to you have you got the time to find out who I really am? " This was my stor... Read more

  • Don't miss out

    11/16/2014 11:01:11 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " No matter what you do or where you are , you're going to be missing out on something ." Alan Arkin If your going to miss anything miss the butter , salt ,unhealthy fat. soda, and sugar. Miss out on seconds ,or eating when your not truly hungry. Miss out on your chance to doubt yourself a... Read more

  • How you Gonna see me now

    11/15/2014 1:35:56 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    I just got done watching an old Alice Copper video yesterday. Well actually many because I love his music and the fact that he gave up alcohol and drugs and still made a huge comeback and still performs at age 60 . One of the songs stuck in my head big time. "How you gonna see me now. " The ch... Read more

  • Happy Aloha Friday

    11/14/2014 4:27:02 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Here's hoping your having the best day that you can . That your eating healthy and that the sun has kissed your face at least once today. If it's raining just imagine it. Here's hoping your day was filled with movement and fun. That at least one friend has stopped to listen and give you an ear. If t... Read more

  • Things look better in the morning

    11/13/2014 6:25:42 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning." Colin Powell I have a book of quotes that I have been blogging about for at least a year now. The book is called Dance First Think Later. by Kathryn and Ross Petras. Today I went to a new eye doctor . I knew there... Read more

  • Two Runs So Far

    11/13/2014 7:09:16 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    My first run was 2.12 miles on Monday for 24:52 on the track at the school around the corner. Today's run was 2.30 miles with a time of 28:29 on pavement in the wind. I felt good at the pace and had no desire to speed up. I think I like the cooler weather for running instead of the summer time simp... Read more

  • Running the Sick Race

    11/12/2014 6:47:56 PM, by ORODEO73

    My house has been invaded with the flu. So far (knock on wood) I have managed to keep away from it. Running in the cold has been good for me. I don't know why, but when people are sick around me, and it's cold, I just go out for a run. Maybe its the running away that is working? Who knows. Ever... Read more

  • Get up and moving

    11/12/2014 7:30:23 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is , you still have to get out of it.' Grace Slick Now that your up. Hopefully you've done the most important thing for yourself get eight hours of sleep. Now it is time to refuel with the healthiest freshest food you can find and afford. Think ... Read more

  • A little Love

    11/11/2014 3:41:20 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life. Everything goes smack back to that. " Billie Holiday A bunch of you know who my best friend is already. I mean I talk about him all the time. I spend an hour a day or more with him on most days . He has saved my life and my ... Read more

  • Healthy Eating

    11/10/2014 3:11:00 PM, by ORODEO73

    These two words have been a daily part of my life for several years now. I know what it is, I know how to do it, but I can't seem to find the determination to completely give in to it. These are my favorites. Although I have found alternates... Read more

  • Avoid

    11/10/2014 5:18:25 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Avoid people with gold teeth who want to play cards." George Carlin George Carlin is a real funny guy and I think he had a funny way of saying stay away from negative people. Stay away from people that would put you down , or stall your progress. You know the ones that try to stick food in o... Read more

  • Delusion is sometimes the conclusion

    11/9/2014 5:40:04 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " When all else fails , there's always delusion, Conan O Brien Many of you already know that I see the world through rose colored glasses . I always aim to be positive to see the good in all . But now I've taken it to the next level and find myself delusional from time to time . Like tod... Read more

  • Not Checking...

    11/9/2014 12:48:30 PM, by IMAGIRL2

    Ok, I know since Halloween I have been eating candy!!!! I also haven't walked or Danced/Exercised. In fact, my last walk was on Halloween with the Trick-or-Treaters!!! Yes, I counted that too, everything counts:) Well, my goal is to weigh 165 by Thanksgiving and 159 by Christmas!!! That is sort of... Read more

  • I'm Back

    11/9/2014 5:42:02 AM, by TECAVINESS

    Well it has been over a year since I have been here. I have missed my friends and support so much. My new grandson is already a year old. My mom fractured her back and was in rehab for over 4 months during the holiday season last year and I have been busy taking care of her as she is now permanen... Read more

  • consistency

    11/8/2014 8:40:31 PM, by MAMALOV52

    i have been consistent in my attendance at zumba on sat morning for three weeks. ... Read more

  • A Winning Hand

    11/8/2014 12:58:10 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "Try to decide how good your hand is at any given moment . Nothing else matters . Nothing!!! Doyle Brunson Today when I awoke it was the first anniversary of my aunt's death .I was missing her big time. I was thinking of all the happy memories we had and how they were no more. I was thinking ... Read more

  • Daily Donut

    11/7/2014 9:59:03 AM, by ORODEO73

    For around 340 calories, one can almost get in a full breakfast with a white icing donut with sprinkles. Since I don't eat a lot per meal, I end up wasting food. So I thought what is a great way to eat some calories since I am working out and still eat without wasting. Well, I kno... Read more

  • Be Brave

    11/7/2014 5:51:40 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Let bravery be your choice, not bravado." Menander Let's face it it takes a certain amount of bravery to eat right and exercise and lose weight . It's not for the weak of heart and spirit. We do need to be careful not to go over the top. Did you know if you eat to little you won't lose ... Read more

  • My name is Inspiration

    11/6/2014 9:32:55 AM, by ORODEO73

    No, my real name is not Inspiration, but it should be. Wow! Does this sound weird? I don't mean that I think I am the inspiration to everyone or really anyone. I am the inspiration to myself. It's my POSITIVE NAME. This month my name is INSPIRATION! I look in the mirror, my shadow on my co... Read more

  • Reflecting

    11/6/2014 5:50:36 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Reflect upon your present blessings---of which every man has many --- Not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some ." Indira Gandhi Let's have fun today .Let's celebrate our blessings I want everyone who reads this to add a few of your b... Read more

  • Here, but not really here.

    11/5/2014 9:26:29 AM, by RKTHETEXGAL

    Well, lately I have been present here, while slightly less than normal, but I wasnt all here. I started slacking on my challenges and logging food, etc. Ugh! I felt really bad about it too, as I tend to not think as much about what or how much I am eating if I dont use spark to keep me in check! ... Read more

  • I am Betting On You

    11/5/2014 6:00:22 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    The race is not always to be swift, nor the battle to be strong , but that's the way to bet. " Damon Runyon Life is hard it is supposed to be . I am betting my last dollar that you guys will be winners .I can see it in the cards. In the way you act and deliver . A lot of you are up at th... Read more

  • Be Courageous

    11/4/2014 5:40:11 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Courage is more exhilarating than fear, and in the long run it is easier ." Eleanor Roosevelt. It takes a lot of courage to say you no longer want to live like this and then do something about it, It cam be a hard lonely road to stand for what you believe in. Facing fear is standing strong in t... Read more

  • Step it Up

    11/3/2014 5:43:34 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Watch out for emergencies . They are your big chance. " Fritz Reiner What do you do when an emergency pops up to ruin your routine, Do you do this or this!!! DONT!!!! Yes see this but do this ... Read more

  • Don't Give Up

    11/2/2014 2:52:15 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    You can do anything you want to do as long as you keep a good attitude and keep working at it .But the second you give up your screwed." Dolly Parton Can't say this enough people if you over eat or miss an exercise DO NOT GIVE UP . In the big picture of life a missed exercise or two,or two m... Read more

  • Mama turns 90!

    11/2/2014 2:18:15 PM, by CVRONEK

    Mama turned 90 years old, on October 27th and the family party was yesterday! Some of my Spark friends are anxious for photos! We were all missing our Kenny, but Mama had a favorite photo, nearby. Above her shoulder, Kenny is e... Read more

  • Don't Look to Far Ahead

    11/1/2014 6:58:35 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "It is a mistake to look to far ahead. the chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time," Winston Churchill A while ago I made the decision to start a second round of p90x3 this time using the lean version, That is 90 days of 30 minute ultra intense hard exercises ., times two ga... Read more

  • 167:) Broke plateau:)

    11/1/2014 2:43:57 PM, by IMAGIRL2

    Yay! I broke my plateau I now weigh 167:)!! I walked last night too for exercise, trick-or-treating haha counts too:) Does milkduds cancel it out. LOL!! ... Read more

  • Keeping Up

    11/1/2014 7:36:59 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    I ran twice this week and feel good about myself. They weren't the long runs of last week but kept me in shape for any future races I plan to undertake. Feeling strong today! The picture below was taken last week as I reached the end of my 5K race. Read more

  • Same...

    10/31/2014 3:12:17 PM, by IMAGIRL2

    No weight change, 168.5. I am still trying.... ... Read more

  • HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

    10/31/2014 10:39:21 AM, by JUDITH1654

    Hoping everyone has a fun and safe holiday!!!! ... Read more

  • Underpromise and OverDeliver

    10/31/2014 5:53:13 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Underpromise and overdeliver. " Robin Li A lot of people promise themselves BIG things in the way of goals and when it doesn't happen. It is far better to make very small modest goals and then meet them or do better. I... Read more

  • Kick Your Way Through

    10/30/2014 5:55:58 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " When a door is hard to open, and if nothing else works ,sometimes you just have to rear back and kick to open." Muriel Siebert I don't do p90x3 Pilates x or my other workouts at four in the morning because I love it, Believe me it is winning me over . No one likes to do anything... Read more

  • Bed?

    10/29/2014 10:39:45 PM, by BDJOHNSON

    I baked four batches of cookies tonight; half will go to work with me tomorrow. I hope I can drag my happy hide out of bed in the morning. More anon. ... Read more

  • Roar Like a Lion

    10/29/2014 5:48:14 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I once complained to my father that I didn't seem to be able to do things the same way other people did . Dad's advice? Margo ,don't be a sheep. People hate sheep. People eat sheep. "Margo Kaufman My husband caught me doing my p90x3 at 4am this morning. he watched in the shadows . He later e... Read more

  • Move Because Were Meant To

    10/28/2014 5:46:42 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and your never as bad as they say when you lose." Lou Holtz Why are you exercising to lose weight , look good , get more toned , have a better and stronger heart? Well those are all great reasons . Exercising does so much for us . ... Read more

  • Let's try this again...

    10/27/2014 1:55:38 PM, by WYO_CASEY

    I'm back...AGAIN. Why is it so hard to stick with this consistently? It's been almost 12 weeks since I had Timber and I'm not where I would like to be. I mean, I lost all of the 25lbs I gained while pregnant, but I want to lose 30 or so more pounds. Inspirational/motivat
    ional stories please. P... Read more

  • One week down...

    10/27/2014 11:55:06 AM, by LINDSEYBN

    I've enjoyed my first week on SparkPeople. I cancelled my membership to the other site I was using, because it was about to renew. I really enjoy the features of SP better. AND my SP tracker is on its way! I lost 4.6 pounds my first week (I realize most of that is probably water). I only logge... Read more

  • Still Holding at 168.5

    10/27/2014 11:19:24 AM, by IMAGIRL2

    Ok, so the event that I was trying to lose weight for came and gone and it was great!!! I was no where near where I need to be or wanted to be BUT I was way better than when I started my journey (again) on September 29th when I tried on 12 dresses and I wanted to cry!!! I was motivated by the event ... Read more

  • Move Forward With Purpose

    10/27/2014 5:41:48 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "One thing you cannot afford to do----that's to feel sorry for yourself." Woody Hayes It is normal to feel sorry for yourself when you are hurt or injured or your world is crumbling down on you . It's not a great idea to wallow this way for long. Why? You need a plan . An idea , some mot... Read more

  • Never Hurry and Never Worry

    10/26/2014 3:58:25 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Never hurry and never worry." E.B. White I saw an article on facebook yesterday . Yeah I go to the old time waster for time to time , after all my work is done right .Lol. Well anyway this article was from Always and they asked people to run like a girl. They ran pretty comically like you wo... Read more

  • What is done in love

    10/25/2014 7:33:12 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength ,and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.' Vincent Van Gogh I so love my walks especially in the fall . The air is cool and crisp . The sun is warm and inviting . ... Read more

  • Holding on to OLD clothes and ditching OLD habits

    10/25/2014 2:44:24 PM, by RKTHETEXGAL

    So, today, as I once again plucked my old jeans from the depths of my closet, I hoped and prayed that this time, this one last time would be it...that it would be the day they fit again. And guess what, THEY DID! Three pair of j... Read more

  • Goal Achieved! I did my 5K race!

    10/25/2014 12:55:01 PM, by BDJOHNSON

    My fellow staffers and I posed for a picture before the race began. I ran a 5K in 35:31 on pavement at an 11:27 mile pace for my birthday. That's pretty good, if I say so myself. That's me on the end in the bright yellow shoes. Read more

  • We are not Alone

    10/24/2014 4:47:53 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Just remember were all in this alone" Jane Wagner Not here on this site not now not ever . Here we are a team of many faces and personalities and ideas ... Read more