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  • Dream big Be Bold

    6/29/2015 7:32:14 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Whatever you can do, or dream you can , begin it. Boldness has genius , power and magic in it. " Johann Wolfgang, Von Goethe How many of us when given a task turn into the little engine that could. Do we say? I think I can . I think I can!!! or do we say No way Jose. Do we sometimes ... Read more

  • 5% Challenge Motivation Email

    6/29/2015 1:40:23 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    What I can do in 8 weeks? I can lose 5% of my weight. I can making healthier choices. I can improve my stamina. I can run on the treadmill. I can eat more veggies. I can become stronger. I can look good in shorts. I can build more muscle. I can feel better about accomplishing my... Read more

  • Stay close to nature

    6/28/2015 7:34:18 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Study nature ,love nature , stay close to nature .It will never fail you." Frank Lloyd Wright I so enjoy my walks. They lift me up and calm me. they bring me peace and energy and make sure I sleep well also. I take all my walks outside. I love to feel the sun on my face , the wind in my ... Read more

  • Life is one big contradiction

    6/27/2015 7:48:43 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Life is one big contradiction , and you'll drive yourself crazy if you try to figure it out. So Don't . " Diane Halstead Life is one huge mess now filled with hate. People hating cops, people waving confederate flags and shooting up churches . People not happy that everyone can now marry. P... Read more

  • Getting back on track is not that easy....

    6/27/2015 11:11:47 AM, by BARBARADELFA

    ....but I'm certainly trying! Been back on Sparkpeople for 10 full days now. Sure does feel good to be sticking with it better this time than the last two times I tried to. Not kicking myself for failing...just mentioning a fact. The differences this time are numerous, I believe. ... Read more

  • Never Pass Up an Opportunity

    6/26/2015 9:16:24 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Never pass up an opportunity to have sex or be on television ." Gore Vidal LOL sorry had to post that as I found it to funny, But here is my list of things never to pass up : A reason to smile Hugs A party who knows who you'll meet A chance to sleep in Time wit... Read more

  • Take your time

    6/25/2015 7:29:56 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "Hit the ball over the fence and you can take your time going around the bases ." John. W. Raper The number one most beneficial thing you can do for weight loss , The one thing that will bring you to victory or to feel like you just hit one right out of the ballpark is to GET YOUR SLEEP. ... Read more

  • Don't be afraid to make a fool of yourself

    6/24/2015 7:31:12 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    When in doubt , make a fool of yourself,. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth . So what the hell, leap ." Cynthia Heimel Today is wacky Wednesday let your inner child out to play and be foolishly creative. ... Read more

  • My Change

    6/24/2015 12:34:27 PM, by ASHSCHANGE2015

    So things are going good school is going great I made a 97 on my final passed the National Certification and I am now Certified in CNC Lathes. We are starting CNC Mills after our 2 week break!!! Success feels good usually I just quit everything I start but to accomplish something is motivation in it... Read more

  • Have lots of Goals

    6/23/2015 6:23:10 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " If your only goal is to become rich you will never achieve it,' John D . Rockefeller Sr. I have lots of Goals . Here are some in no particular order . Be Rich , Keep My job Be Liked Make people happy Get my shoulder to work correctly . Be Happy Be loved Help people ... Read more

  • All or Nothing

    6/23/2015 4:22:22 PM, by JOANN25

    Once you slip and eat something you shouldn't eat, it's easy to continue on the wrong path. For instance Sat. we ended up going out to eat twice; I did fine the first time with Good choices but that evening (after we had been in the emergency room) with a family member we ordered fast food as no on... Read more

  • Squat Tracker, Part II

    6/23/2015 11:46:16 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    Monday - 125 Tuesday - 150 I may double up and complete some more exercises later today. We'll see how I am feeling. ¡Ciao!... Read more

  • Never Pay Attention to what the critics say

    6/22/2015 7:39:36 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Never pay attention to what the critics say, Remember a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic.' Jean Sibelius Why are you eating healthy .? Why are you trying to lose weight? Are you supposed to be eating that? Haven't you had enough yet? Why are you running ? Walking again?, if ... Read more

  • Happy Fathers Day

    6/21/2015 9:13:00 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Enjoy every sandwich . " Warren Zevon Men are definitely different eaters than women. They get to eat more because they weigh more . Something a lot of us women forget as we try to keep up with them. More importantly they really eat with gusto and seem to really enjoy there food more, ... Read more

  • Play with Passion

    6/20/2015 6:31:56 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "There's only one way to become a hitter . Go up to the plate and get mad. Get mad at yourself and mad at the pitcher," Ted Williams Today is super Saturday . What ever you do today do it with passion and gusto and just go have a lot of fun doing it. Throw your whole heart and soul into... Read more

  • No Judgement

    6/19/2015 9:27:00 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " If you judge people, you have no time to love them," Mother Teresa A very very long time ago when God made the world he made many species. For instance over 12 types of canines , 41 different felines, 334 marsupials, and over nine different whales, But he only made one man and later added a... Read more

  • No Squats Yet, But Other Work is Done

    6/19/2015 2:07:26 PM, by BDJOHNSON

    I worked in my kitchen dusting and cleaning my countertops, mopping the floor, and tidying the bric-a-brac. I cleaned the cabinet under my sink and the basket for cleaning supplies as well as repotted some plants in desperate need. I shredded some old papers and added some items to my Goodwill bag. ... Read more

  • Fear Not

    6/18/2015 8:04:08 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "I understand that fear is my friend , but not always . Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you , like a thing that might have to be killed. Hunter S Thompson I have had to deal with a lot of fear since my shoulder started acting up in November of last year . First... Read more

  • Working at it and showing some positive signs.

    6/17/2015 11:57:44 PM, by JOANN25

    I am at a standstill on weight loss...can't seem to get below 140. However...I have noticed in the last week that my jeans are looser (I actually find myself pulling them up sometimes. I can't say how long it has been since this happened to me. Usually they are too tight. That's a good thing an... Read more

  • I'm Listening

    6/17/2015 8:21:17 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    When people talk , listen completely. Most people never listen " Ernest Hemingway My friend Robert was once a mime now he is a laughter yoga teacher and he also teaches , tai chi and mindful breathing exercises, He has a lot of free tapes of all this and more on you tube and the web under Rob... Read more

  • Let it happen

    6/16/2015 7:34:26 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Don't aim at success---the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success like happiness , cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side---effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by- produ... Read more

  • Squat Tracker

    6/16/2015 6:04:28 PM, by BDJOHNSON

    So far, I have paid over 400 squats for this summer vacation. Here is the breakdown: June 8 - 100 (4 minutes) June 10 - 50 (2 minutes) June 14 - 130 (5 minutes) June 16 - 140 ( 5 minutes) I have this insane goal of somewhere between 5,000-10,000 before school begins August 24. We'll s... Read more

  • June 15 - Car and Scales

    6/16/2015 9:03:48 AM, by JUDITH1654

    Tried to run my car at highway speed for the fifteen minutes my mechanic suggested and since I don't have A/C in my car, I preferred driving at night, plus the traffic would be less to contend with. Wouldn't you know it! I got lost! On a highway I've driven a million times to visit my daughter an... Read more

  • Be happy

    6/15/2015 7:40:25 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Be happy it's one way of being wise ." Colette Today was Monday and It was rainy damp dreary and cold. My husband who normally works third shift had the day off and napped it all away. I dabbled a little on facebook. Tried to read the book I was reading but it wasn't at all like the... Read more

  • Visualizing the past and 10 years in the future.

    6/14/2015 9:54:51 PM, by JOANN25

    It's really hard to visualize 10 years from now. I look at myself today and see myself faltering in doing the amount of exercise I need. Ten years from now, I am looking forward to planning without the handicap of some of the responsibilities I have today. In 10 years I can plan my exercise sessio... Read more

  • Celebrating Flag Day in my Garden

    6/14/2015 6:51:36 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    I so love my garden . I especially love harvesting and eating all the delicious plants and vegetables .Today my salad contained 3 different lettuces and swiss chard and kale with some basil parsley and mint . I also made roasted potatoes and beet greens there other night . I can't wait for a few m... Read more

  • Marching in place

    6/14/2015 12:43:20 PM, by HORSEBOOKS

    It's definitely harder than it looks, and I've developed a real admiration for marching bands. I find things to do that I can walk during. For instance, when I'm filling the horse water troughs, I walk until they're done. Some days, I think they'll never, ever fill. Last night, I got tired of walkin... Read more

  • Never Murder a Man Committing Suicide

    6/13/2015 7:43:09 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Never murder a man committing suicide ." Woodrow Wilson, I think he means don't hurt someone who is already down. Or maybe don't go in for the overkill . or don't do irrational things period. Today was very hot here . I made a lovely egg omelet, 4 eggs , peppers onions and broccoli , to... Read more

  • Focused

    6/13/2015 1:43:52 PM, by IMAGIRL2

    I am trying to stay focused. I didn't feel like going to my Spark People today, but I did and now I feel motivated!!!! Yay!!! 224... Read more

  • Happy Aloha Friday

    6/12/2015 9:25:35 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    The first rule of life is to have a good time. The second rule of life is to hurt as few people as possible . There is no third rule ." Brendan Gill Happy Aloha Friday I hope you let the island spirit shine on you today. I hope you let the ocean breezes calm you. The sun warm you . The wav... Read more

  • Happy Friday! 4 more days!

    6/12/2015 5:47:54 PM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    Only 4 more days until the end of school! Whew! 198 It's in the 90's every day will kids who literally bounce off the walls while driving down the road. So far I've managed to keep them in their seats. I cheated last weekend and ballooned up 4 lbs. It took me all week to get 3 back off. So I... Read more

  • Learn to Duck

    6/11/2015 7:04:16 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " You have to learn how to duck, because they're gonna throw it at you." Arthur Miller I think one of life's hardest and harshest lessons is that no one will ever understand you like you do. You may be saying one thing and three people can say your saying or meaning something else. Th... Read more

  • Don't Conquer , Persuade

    6/10/2015 7:32:57 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " It is not enough to conquer ; one must know how to seduce." Voltaire ( Francois -Marie Arouet) You can't just one day get up and tell your family tomorrow we are doing the healthy thing. That is so not going to work. You slowly have to persuade them, and reward them. You have to slowly have t... Read more

  • Days of Grace

    6/10/2015 6:51:15 PM, by BDJOHNSON

    My mother gave me some great advice about my vacation time. Because I tend to be a perfectionist and workaholic, I want to get everything done right away when my summer holiday begins. I am giving myself some days of grace. The laundry, cooking, and normal tidying will be complete, but the projects ... Read more

  • Not Looking For Perfection

    6/9/2015 11:12:38 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    I had a much better day. I stayed within my calorie range. Walked in place/marched while watching the NBA finals and achieved my 10,000 step goal. 311 I told you all about the Active Health incentive program on my job that gives monetary rewards. Well I've earned $175!!!!! It will be on my nex... Read more

  • Be You , A Mighty Warrior

    6/9/2015 7:31:45 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual, you have the obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contributions in life unless you do that. " Eleanor Roosevelt Don't be bullied or swayed . Be you, plain and simple . Don't make excuses for yourself because yo... Read more

  • June 9 - Didn't pass inspection

    6/9/2015 11:56:59 AM, by JUDITH1654

    Apparently, because I only drive about four miles a day, the evap and catalys valves aren't able to process the eliminating gasses properly, which is why my car keeps failing inspection. So, I have been told to run my car for about fifteen minutes at highway speed to "clean out the systems", which ... Read more

  • Just Six Calories Under

    6/9/2015 6:34:25 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    Yesterday I managed to eat just six calories below my maximum range. Whew! I'll try to leave a few "on the floor" today. One of my friends is joining me on a walk today, so that will make it more fun as we take to the streets with our powerwalking. 361... Read more

  • Thats When You Invoke Change

    6/8/2015 10:09:41 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    I took my cardio dance class tonight, Sh'Bam, which is my favorite class at Golds Gym!! This class is a booty shaking calorie burning dance class. 355 In the beginning of class she asked if anyone was interested in becoming an instructor and one girl raised her hand and everyone clapped. She then... Read more

  • Fitness Band

    6/8/2015 7:47:13 PM, by PURENLOVELY

    I have one of the fitness bands and I average 4500 steps a day (I know bad bad). Today I have logged over 6500. Is it possible I will make it to 10000 steps!! I will actually pass out if I do. Stayed tuned for another episode of -As The Steps Turn ... :-D... Read more

  • From the Couch to Insane!

    6/8/2015 7:42:34 PM, by PURENLOVELY

    I don't think I will ever understand why people run outside of danger! So here was my dilemma: in an effort to live simply, a gym membership and bulky exercise equipment was a no no for me. I started walking after work 5 days and Pilates whenever I did not fall asleep in the middle of a session. The... Read more

  • Have a Healthy Goal in life

    6/8/2015 7:21:55 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " You must knock on doors until your knuckles bleed. Doors will slam in your face .You must pick yourself up , dust yourself off ,and knock again .It's the only way to achieve your goals in life. Michael Uslan Being and getting healthy is no easy thing. There will be a beginning and then... Read more

  • Grow Healthy from the inside out

    6/7/2015 7:31:23 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    You have to grow from the inside out." Vivekananda To grow healthy you have to eat a lot of very healthy things . One of the best ways to do this is to have a vegetable , and or herb garden. Once again my husband has planted our garden. We harvested the first of the lettuce crop today . Some of... Read more

  • Day 5 Weekend Struggles

    6/6/2015 11:42:08 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    Hey Spark friends!!! Well my eating has been overboard with a bunch of celebrations. I expected it but has been exercising like crazy. I took a 45 minute walk at my company cookout yesterday and got in over 18,000 steps. 311 Today I went to my friend/neighbors house and use her elliptica... Read more

  • Don't fear tomorrow

    6/6/2015 8:05:38 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Don't go to bed fearing tomorrow , For when day breaks what is tomorrow? Amenemope Today was gorgeous . So much to be thankful for , A day that included less pain. Hamburg's on the grill, fresh homemade low fat potatoes salad, and a smore .A nice long walk in the cool evening shade. My h... Read more

  • How to Lose 100 Pounds

    6/5/2015 8:58:20 PM, by TSABONIS

    1. Get REALLY FAT. Like, heart attack imminent fat. You can skip this step, but you will only be able to lose whatever is feasible for a "normal fat person" If you do skip step one you can still follow along, you wont be eligible to lost 100 pounds, but you will lose something. 2. Chan... Read more

  • don't worry

    6/5/2015 7:36:17 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Don't worry about mosquitoes , Don't worry about flies Don't worry about insects in general F Scott Fitzgerald writer to his 11 year old daughter Don't worry about a thing , Relax, Chill Out, Breathe ,Meditate , Be Well Learn to be good to yourself . While I was at ph... Read more

  • Bootcamp Day #4

    6/5/2015 12:26:14 PM, by MILDOLLARSMILE

    Well I got through the first week of bootcamp and didn't die!! Yesterday's bootcamp was at the Universitys Football Field and we have a walking path that goes up tall and above the bleachers, well I lunged up the big hill, did 20 squats and 20 tippy toes, then walked back down the hill and lun... Read more

  • Day 4--- I'm Streaking!!!

    6/5/2015 11:44:55 AM, by KTTAYLOR21

    I don't think I've ever blogged this many days in row. Yesterday was a little shaky. I believe I went over my calorie consumption by a little. My Husband took me out for an ice cream cone and I couldn't resist. Everything else I ate yesterday was good so I don't feel bad at all. Everyday will n... Read more

  • June 5 - Car Inspection

    6/5/2015 10:16:16 AM, by JUDITH1654

    So I'm without a car today. I had to cancel my other appointments for today in order to get my mechanic to get the "check engine" light off before my car would pass inspection. And being in the fifth day of grace, I just had no choice. I almost waited till my next day off (Tuesday) BUT can't ... Read more

  • don't be so darn comfortable

    6/4/2015 8:10:03 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Get and stay out of your comfort zone. I believe that not much happens of any significance when we're in your comfort zone." Bob Parsons Never get to comfortable, The best stuff happens when your not. I am learning this lesson big time, I have a frozen shoulder. it started as tendiniti... Read more

  • Day 3- Affirming Daily

    6/4/2015 2:34:46 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    I am chugging along completing my goals!! I have been staying within calorie range and exercising every day (4 days in a row is a serious streak for me)!! I have realized that I HAVE to move! 311 I have been counting my calories and measuring my food which is a FIRST!!! I am proud of what I am do... Read more

  • Bootcamp Day #3

    6/4/2015 2:34:12 PM, by MILDOLLARSMILE

    Loving this bootcamp, yesterdays kicked my tail some but I managed to complete all with a few modifications. Here is what was on the agenda: Don't know why the pic is sideways, it is upright when I upload it. hm... I managed to find another way to modify the burpee my trainer would o... Read more

  • Month of June

    6/4/2015 10:33:59 AM, by TLE1103

    Another new month, what are my goals? I guess almost the same as for May except for one huge difference. Now I have added walking. For me this is amazing. I hope to have at least 7500 steps a day. I know 10000 is the ultimate goal but for now I am pleased with 7500. I have also decreased my calorie... Read more

  • June 3 - Lost Cat

    6/3/2015 10:39:49 PM, by JUDITH1654

    One of my cats died yesterday. He'd been staying under my bed for several days so knew something wasn't right, but we couldn't get him to come out from under it. I tried giving him food and water but he wasn't interested. Because I have concrete floors, I couldn't get down on my knees to get a lo... Read more

  • Be daring

    6/3/2015 7:25:26 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play- it- safers , the creatures of the commonplace , the slaves of the ordinary . Cecil Beaton Put YOUR stamp on life. Add some pizazz , some style , be debonai... Read more

  • Bootcamp Day #2

    6/3/2015 1:45:53 PM, by MILDOLLARSMILE

    Here is what my trainer had us doing: I am feeling it today but love it. I managed to do this three times and when I walked the laps I tried to jog some and on the last one I jogged the entire lap. I couldn't believe it. I also managed to hold a modified plank for the full min by the thir... Read more

  • Day 2

    6/3/2015 1:04:25 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    Yesterday Goals: Affirmations and meditation. 248 I will eat no more that 1300 calories 248 Track what I consume...Can't Track it ... No eating it 248 Drink 8 - 12 cups of water 248 Do at least 45 min of cardio and add in some ST (100 squats included) 248 Kinda... 70 squats ... Read more

  • Workout shakeups.

    6/2/2015 11:53:47 PM, by JOANN25

    I plan to introduce new challenges. For instance...I started a new walking video with a 30 day challenge through the month of June. I had only used Leslie Sansone and now I have added Jessica Smith Walk On videos. This has 5 separate miles so they can be mixed and matched. I also have started wa... Read more

  • There is no secret

    6/2/2015 8:03:17 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The big secret in life is that there is no big secret, ' Oprah Winfrey There is no big secret in life no special map to follow. No special door to choose, There is just do your best and forget the rest .There is just hard work, Being the best you can be. You choose your paths , you choo... Read more

  • Day 1

    6/2/2015 2:16:01 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    I promised Gracie4One that I would do a 30 day blog to assist with staying consistent with reach my goal. She committed to blogging as well so check her out! Today will be day 3 of my AT LEAST 5 days of consistent working out. I join challenges every season and NEVER lose anything by the time i... Read more

  • Bootcamp Day #1

    6/2/2015 12:39:35 PM, by MILDOLLARSMILE

    Well I started my Bootcamp yesterday and I actucally did more than I thought I could...this was the schedule: 15 push ups 20 jumping jacks (3 sets each) Then a walk/run 2 times around the track they have (they wanted 4x but since beginners said we can do 2-I even ran a little of ... Read more

  • Good thing it was a working weekend

    6/2/2015 11:43:00 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    It was great we wound up working last weekend because dear husband came down with a bad cold. Hate to miss something really fun. Started back running yesterday. Very easy and it worked out ok. Won't run today but will do so again tomorrow. Just going to try to ease into it. Loved it! I... Read more

  • Went over my goal on steps.

    6/2/2015 12:54:06 AM, by JOANN25

    Goal:6500 Actual today: 7284. I couldn't believe it when I looked at my tracker but it was there in black/white...7284. To reach this, I did a lot of exercise plus my usual walking doing household chores, etc. It paid off. I'm not changing my goal steps until I have reached it several times ... Read more

  • Within Range

    6/2/2015 12:46:41 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    According to my calculations, I stayed within my caloric range today. I am happy that this occurred today. Now, I need to get some sleep so that I am ready for my youngsters tomorrow.... Read more

  • June 1 - Rain & Fence

    6/1/2015 10:44:08 PM, by JUDITH1654

    We're supposed to have five straight days WITHOUT rain! (Apparently, we have broken a record of inches of rainfall since 1907.) That will hopefully give the ground a chance to dry out, which we need if my son is going to mow the backyard before the back fence is replaced. That should be done in s... Read more

  • Act like the winner you are

    6/1/2015 8:28:58 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " A good hockey player plays were the puck is. a great hockey player plays were the puck is going to be.' Wayne Gretzky If you want to lose weight and look great then you have to anticipate what you will look like and how you will feel when you succeed, Look like a winner act like a winner and ... Read more

  • June 1st, New Month, Monday:)

    6/1/2015 6:55:45 PM, by IMAGIRL2

    249 Stay positive:)... Read more

  • May Day ,May Day!!!

    5/31/2015 8:09:19 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Never throw a long line when a short one will serve your purpose." Richard Penn May Day , May Day this is an alert.!!! It is the last day of May. Tomorrow is a new day, week and month. Tomorrow is a new beginning. A chance to begin , change some things or do a do over . You decide. Let'... Read more

  • It's a Beautiful Day

    5/31/2015 5:30:46 PM, by JOANN25

    Hi everyone. It's a beautiful Sunday. No rain today so far. In fact I just decided to take a walk outside for a change. I have already did 20 minutes inside so my goal is to match that with 20 minutes outside. Keep sparking and take advantage of beautiful weather when you can. I did ... Read more