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  • 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

  • My Fall Flowers

    10/23/2014 10:29:15 AM, by ELIZACG9

    Some of these except the yellow ones are from my garden...Mom gave me the yellow ones that she bought at the grocery store..is this the Fall season? Enjoy the season everyone, I send you all my best and good luck. ... Read more

  • Time to take control

    10/23/2014 8:26:07 AM, by JORGENEY

    Well it has been awhile since I have been on here, life got crazy stressful and I have been dealing with some medical issues for the past 4 months that have been hard to deal with. Having a bulging disc in my back and not being able to walk/stand for long has been rough for me. I have put on a lot... Read more

  • Let's get Healthy

    10/23/2014 5:24:16 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The nearest way to glory---a shortcut, as it were---is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be ." Socrates I have a confession to make I tried diets.!! I know gasp horror . I even tried losing weight . But I failed why because of this horrid thing . You see even when I ... Read more

  • Last Training Run

    10/22/2014 7:34:16 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    I planned to run at least two miles this morning, but something in me said, "Keep going!" I ran 3.2 miles in 37:48 and burned 427 calories for my trouble. The next time I plan to run will be on Saturday morning for my 5K race. I am elated but a bit sweaty since the weather was warmer than expected... Read more

  • Be a Turtle

    10/22/2014 4:48:01 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " You don't have to rush down the hill. You can walk down." Clint Eastwood Many people rush through weight loss and exercise. It is much better if you go slower . Be a turtle . Most people give up way to much when they start a weight loss strategy and then they give up all together. It i... Read more

  • Risky Business

    10/21/2014 4:48:21 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " If you don't risk anything , you risk even more. Erica Jong Losing weight and exercising is risky business. Will my family accept the new me? Can I still hang out with my friends and eat salad while they eat pizza.? Can I learn to say no , to the after work party and go t... Read more

  • How can you change it

    10/20/2014 5:03:38 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possible avoid it ,"But how can it be like that?" because you will get" down the drain" into a blind alley from which nobody has yet escaped . . Nobody knows how it can be like that . Richard Feyman Sometimes bad things happen to us . Sometimes ther... Read more

  • What does it mean

    10/19/2014 7:25:38 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Believe in this world --- that their is meaning behind everything " Vivekananda There is so much learning to be had in this world . so many lessons to learn .Most things both good and bad happen for a reason it is our job to find the meaning and lesson. Here is some of the knowledge I ... Read more

  • Shopping!! I did it!

    10/19/2014 3:45:41 PM, by ORODEO73

    For the first time in a very long time, I did some clothes shopping for myself. I have come to realize that I am tired of pulling my pants up all the time. I have been doing this for several months now. I also noticed I have been tying the strings on my workout clothes. So, I thought I would go see ... Read more

  • SLOW Your Life Down

    10/18/2014 6:07:07 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Bend down once in awhile and smell a flower." Russell Baker Our world is a none stop whirlwind . Sometimes you feel like your on a merry go round and you can't get off, Work , kids , appointments, obligations , housework , yard work , friends and parties , families and get togethers . It ... Read more

  • 168.5 (hopefully true)

    10/18/2014 2:18:13 PM, by IMAGIRL2

    Today, I weighed in at 168.5 yay!! If true, of course, because my scale is weird and old. Anyways, I'm thinking it is true because I have been walking and dance/zumba exercising since end of September, actually Sept. 30th because that was after I had an awful day with trying on 12 dresses and I mad... Read more

  • I Ran the Distance

    10/18/2014 8:08:13 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    I ran 3.11 miles today in preparation for my 5K in one week. I just had to see if the legs had it in them, and they did. My time was 34:20, and I burned 435 calories. Whew! I have an ESL Supplemental certification test on Monday morning, so I think I'll save my next training run for Tuesday mornin... Read more

  • I believe in Magic

    10/17/2014 6:24:17 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Roald Dahl I believe in magic . It is everywhere you just have to believe. Like today I had an unbelievably great workout . Anything is possible with a little magic. Tired me , picture eyeore here from Winnie the Pooh , slu... Read more

  • Changing my Attitude

    10/16/2014 6:51:38 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "If you can't change your fate, change your attitude." Amy Tan Well I heard some people talking about me the other day . I love that song just not what is happening . You know your in trouble when you work in a small department ,and someone comes in with coffee for everyone but you . Then t... Read more

  • Making Progress - Second Run of the Week

    10/16/2014 7:30:56 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    I ran 2.73 miles in 31:38 and burned 374 calories for my efforts. It felt good even though I'd been up a little bit later than I expected. My race is in nine days, and I pick up my packet on Saturday. Woo-hoo!!! ... Read more

  • You Are Enough

    10/15/2014 3:19:09 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Whatever you are , be a good one." Abraham Lincoln We always seem to get caught up in the what if 's If I was prettier , skinnier , younger ,had more friends, smarter , had more talent , then life would be happier. We also get caught up in the whys .Why can't I be more like Bet... Read more

  • Travel

    10/15/2014 2:16:07 PM, by ORODEO73

    I travel a lot for my job. As a matter of fact, I am in California right now on lunch (homemade)! I find it difficult to want to exercise while I am travelling. I have access to workout equipment (for the towns that I don't want to walk alone in)! I can do things in my room each night (unless I get ... Read more

  • Spark Streak.....the little things

    10/15/2014 10:29:00 AM, by VANGO79

    Holy cowsers! I have logged in and tracked my fitness for 101, yes 101, days! I have been a sparkpeople member for close to 5 years and this is my longest streak yet. It makes me happy to see that I have accomplished this log in streak. It shows me that I can do anything I set my mind to. I am ... Read more

  • I am a Healthy Sparkwarrior Are You ?

    10/14/2014 6:09:25 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway. Mother Teresa I was supposed to do my warrior workout today I find it to be the hardest in the set of p90x3 workouts. It's the workout Tony Horton uses when he trains the troops . But first I had to fight a batt... Read more

  • First Run of the Week - October 14, 2014

    10/14/2014 7:33:52 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    I ran 2.65 miles in 31:04 this morning in 50-something degree weather. It was marvelous to return from a run without sweat coursing down my face. I think I am part-Siberian Husky after all. Ha ha ha! I've registered for my race on October 25 and plan to be in the jogging corral. The only competitio... Read more

  • Tie that Knot

    10/13/2014 4:46:17 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " When you get to the end of your rope---Tie a knot in it and hang on ." Franklin D. Roosevelt We all have some days when we are filled with I can't and won't s. When everything is too hard, and we are buried under a land slide of trouble. First thing we always forget is to breathe . So ... Read more

  • So, this is 35?

    10/13/2014 12:24:04 PM, by VANGO79

    Good morning. I turned 35 last week and it doesn't feel much different than 34. Although I am healthier and weigh about 40 lbs less than what I did when I turned 34. I didn't meet the goal I set for myself to reach by my 35th birthday but I'm not beating myself up. I accomplished 75% of my goa... Read more

  • My Journey to Finish the Year Strong! AMEN!

    10/12/2014 8:10:27 PM, by PHYLS-PONY

    I started this Journey Sept. 4th 2014. Its been a long hard year for me. I started out at 310 lbs. On Jan 15th I came down with Cellulitis, in the hospital for 10 days. When I got home I was on medication for 20 more days. By March I lost 40 lbs. by July I put 20 lbs. back on. The struggle to ... Read more

  • Be Bold

    10/12/2014 4:45:24 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Be bold. if you are going to make an error , make a doozey , and don't be afraid to hit the ball. " Billie Jean King Hey you !!! Yes you over there. Are you hiding ?Are You shy? Self conscious? Guess What? We all are . Don't let that stop you . Get out there get in the game . Join In .... Read more

  • Don't Wait!!!!

    10/11/2014 2:16:11 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "It's no good running a pig farm badly for thirty years, while saying Really I was meant to be a ballet dancer. By that time pigs will be your style," Quentin Crisp Never settle . Never settle for second best. Never settle for some one else. Never settle on the easier route. Always Be Th... Read more

  • A Little Confused

    10/10/2014 12:36:25 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " If people don't occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you're doing something wrong' John Gierach I seem to have a failure to connect with people lately. Okay to be honest I have felt that way for most of my life. Because of my earlier years I have had low self esteem . I h... Read more

  • The Heart of the matter

    10/9/2014 3:30:19 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Wherever you go , go with all your heart.' Confucius Going some where? Did you forget something? Yes sometimes we do . We set out with good intentions but for some reason we forget to take our whole hearts . A lot of times we make half hearted gestures without even realizing it.... Read more

  • Yes and No

    10/8/2014 6:32:10 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Live by yes and no- yes to everything good , no to everything bad. " William James Say yes to healthy, good for you food . Say no to artery clogging ,sugar laden food . You do know the difference , you just don't want to face it. Say Yes to exercise , meditation , relaxation and he... Read more

  • Leisure is Important

    10/7/2014 4:32:56 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    This Is very important --to take leisure time. Pace is the essence. Without stopping entirely and doing nothing at all for great periods , you're gonna lose everything. Whether your an actor, anything, a housewife....there has to be great pauses between highs, when you do nothing at all. You just ... Read more

  • Yay 25 years!!!!!

    10/7/2014 10:22:51 AM, by IMAGIRL2

    Sore from the 50 minute workout yesterday and 3 stores. I need keep this up to have more energy and feel better overall. Today is our 25th Anniversary!!!! We will do something to celebrate within the year of our 25 yrs because timing, $$$, and other major events happened this year!!! But I am ok w... Read more

  • Run Day - October 7, 2014

    10/7/2014 7:39:18 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    I didn't run yesterday when the lightning flashed as my alarm. I held off until today and ran 2.39 miles in 27:50ish and burned 329 calories. I feel accomplished despite the lack of sleep. LORD, thank You for the stamina to keep going. ... Read more

  • Happiness is a Gift

    10/6/2014 5:28:04 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it , but to delight in it when it comes . " Charles Dickens I didn't set out to find joy on my walk today , but I found it anyway. First there was the beautiful clear blue sky with some huge white fluffy clouds. Then there was the crisp fal... Read more

  • ugh..172.0

    10/6/2014 12:37:32 PM, by IMAGIRL2

    Scale keeps going up and down but at least it is flucuating between 171 and 172.5, today is 172.0. Goal for today besides work, which is moving a lot, however my body has adjusted cuz that makes absolutely no difference!!!! I will do 45 to an hr of aerobics/dancing/zumba!! I have been eating within... Read more

  • Being Thankful

    10/5/2014 7:15:22 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have , you will never, ever have enough.' Oprah Winfrey I am Thankful for All Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living... Read more

  • Be Helpful

    10/4/2014 7:47:39 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Be helpful , even if it compromises you." Jean Cocteau This message was brought to you by eight hours of overtime Said owner of this blog , did not need any points . But blogged anyway out of the kindness of her . You an... Read more

  • Yay minus 3 lbs

    10/4/2014 2:27:08 PM, by IMAGIRL2

    Yay, I was weighing 174.0 and now I am weighing 171.0 and my scale definitely flucuates but I am gong to count it because I know that I walked 3 times (30 min. wellness walks)!! Then yesterday, Friday, I did 1 hour of Zumba/Aerobics exercise holding 2lb. weights!! I have also been either using sp wh... Read more

  • This Week's Progress - October 4, 2014

    10/4/2014 8:06:03 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    In 50 degree weather before the sun illuminated the sky, I ran 2.39 miles in 27:46 and burned 329 calories for the day. My race is in three weeks, and I had a 'flu shot on Thursday afternoon which explains my vitamin C addiction the past two days. Time for some more water, but the scale has been my... Read more

  • Sleeping Beauty Awakens

    10/3/2014 7:22:35 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Life is better at 130 beats a minute than it is at 60. Today was my yearly pacemaker visit. I dreaded going because the last time I went I had a run in with the Tec there named Maria . First she was accusing every one else for things going wrong. Then she was blaming the equipment. She had rea... Read more

  • October 2 - A Nice Surprise

    10/2/2014 9:35:04 PM, by JUDITH1654

    Received fresh cut flowers - 18 long-stemmed roses (multi-colors) from my sister for no reason! She had a credit with the company and decided to use it to send me flowers, especially since she knew I had been under the weather for the past three weeks. I was totally blown away and called her... Read more

  • Step Right Up

    10/2/2014 5:53:13 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Don't side step suffering . You have to go through it to get where you are going," Katherine Anne Porter Today was my Pilates X3 day . One of my least favorite work outs in Tony Hortons P90x3 workouts that consist of 14 different workouts .A lot of people love it and they should , it does wo... Read more

  • back at it...

    10/2/2014 8:50:16 AM, by RKTHETEXGAL

    For the last week i kinda fell off on my activity around here. I wasnt off my rocker just binging, i just wasnt here to track it all or even log in much. Let me explain... Earlier in the year my FIL passed away from cancer. We didnt have his memorial until just this last weekend though, as we w... Read more