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  • Returning!

    3/30/2015 1:05:46 PM, by CGREENE83

    It's been about 4 years since I've used this site, but since I've recently restarted my fitness journey I've found myself wanting more support so I'm back! At the beginning of this year I decided to make some changes and see once and for all if I really could get back down to my college-active weig... Read more

  • Once again

    3/30/2015 7:25:53 AM, by MISHKA202

    I will commit myself to exercise. I feel so much better when I get out for a walk. Spring time is so gorgeous where I live. I have some support and just hope for a bit more💘... Read more

  • Late Late

    3/29/2015 3:43:40 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    Yesterday presidential candidate Ted Cruz said that he will in fact be signing up for Obamacare despite saying earlier that he wants to repeal every word of it. It's a good thing he's signing up, because Cruz just went to the hospital in hypocritical condition. -Jimmy Fallon Obamacare, tea par... Read more

  • Some quotes...

    3/28/2015 10:06:23 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno~ The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII~ We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop~ If we got one-tenth of what was promised to u... Read more

  • Hola from the depths of self loathing (and other bedtime stories)

    3/27/2015 12:48:29 AM, by JOELLEY23

    Hello, all For anyone who's reading this, welcome to my blog of randomness and hopefulness. This has been a good week. Since last Thursday, I have gone to the gym every single day, save for the day that I stayed home but ran 2.5 miles in my neighborhood. I think that's a bomb-ass accomplis... Read more

  • Week #1 (Starting Over) 3/23/2015

    3/26/2015 2:25:42 PM, by PB_TURTLERUNNER

    Things about me 1) I'm not a Blogger I've been on this roller coaster longer than I care to admit to my self and if I'd have stopped quitting on myself a long time ago I'd probably be where I want to be by now. How many times have we said that to our selves?!?! So I've been kicking arou... Read more

  • Frustration

    3/25/2015 1:23:56 PM, by HARRIET113

    I feel like I've done pretty good (not great) on watching my calories and exercising. My goal is to eat 1200 calories or less 6 days a week, with one free day (basically a day where I can drink.) I think I've been eating around 1300-1400 calories per day, if I'm being honest, but that's still ... Read more

  • Holy Moly!

    3/24/2015 2:44:47 PM, by JOELLEY23

    Why is maintaining literally the hardest? Well to be honest, I'm not maintaining anymore, I'm attempting to lose the 20 lbs I put on in the last 2 years while "maintaining". Losing weight is so much easier, you've got that tangible goal in front of you and the feeling that goes along with ac... Read more

  • I'm here! I'm here!!

    3/23/2015 9:53:55 AM, by MRSPOTTER-TRU

    Oh my gosh, do I have a story for you all. First of all, this is my brother's 11th year of being cancer free after being diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002 and 2003. Praise the Lord!!! God is good all the time. So, the longer story is the hubby and I have been going back on forth on get... Read more

  • Happy Spring

    3/22/2015 6:11:08 PM, by LINDAM.1

    Carrots in my mouth weighting for my teeth to go in. Anesthesiologist was not careful. When going for heart murmur . Good thing I had it when I did. The doctor got another opinion while the camera was up there. They came to me just after recovery and said see you next week for open heart surger... Read more

  • Better week continues.

    3/19/2015 10:16:03 AM, by OAKBORN

    I went a little over on calories, but I recorded them honestly yesterday. Good news is that I had a good amount of leeway... and I had a good 360ish calorie burn on the treadmill last night. No matter, I have reached 4 days of careful eating... and 3 straight days of exercise. Tonight is som... Read more

  • Don't eat someone else's bitter...

    3/19/2015 12:49:25 AM, by OAKBORN

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  • That Frickin' Wagon is So Slippery!

    3/18/2015 3:07:27 PM, by OAKBORN

    Help! I feel like I've fallen and I can't get up! It's crunch time now. I have my weigh in coming up on the 11th of April for the Army and I'm honestly not sure I can lose enough weight to pass, but I'm trying. I kept starting, restarting, and saying "just today I'll eat whatever I want"... I... Read more

  • 3/11-3/17/15 Week 1 Recap

    3/18/2015 1:05:25 PM, by ZORAHGAIL

    "We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.” (Santosh Kalwar) 3/11 WI: 165.0 3/18 WI: 164.2 NSVs: Ate vegan on weekdays, tracked daily on MFP, shared thoughts/experience with hubby a few days during the week (vulnerability moments for sure!) First week of in... Read more

  • Happy Saint Patrick's Day

    3/18/2015 12:03:47 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    I like celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Wearing spring green and sending blessings to friends is a hopeful way to look forward to the renewal of Spring. My daughter and I enjoy painting our nails green. While ours didn't turn out quite this professional looking we still had fu... Read more

  • Actual Newspaper Headlines (we can only assume!)

    3/17/2015 12:04:25 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    1. Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says 2. Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers 3. Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers Should Be Belted 4. Farmer Bill Dies in House 5. Is There a Ring of Debris around Uranus? 6. British Left Waffles on Falkland Islands 7. Lung... Read more

  • Spring is Coming

    3/17/2015 1:36:36 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Here in Oregon spring is coming with all it's glory. Here are some signs of spring I look forward to: 1. Colors - after dark days and gray leafless trees what a delight it is to feast on the brilliant yellows, purples and reds of springtime. And it seems that everything is "green" agai... Read more

  • Late nite revisited, because you slept through it

    3/16/2015 8:03:16 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    They found a scrapbook with photos of Osama bin Laden from the '90s, and they're studying each and every photo very, very closely. My favorite shot of Osama bin Laden was right between the eyes. -David Letterman There is controversy surrounding Obama's appearance on the show. Monday we announce... Read more

  • Ready to Push Through Ruts and Challenges?

    3/16/2015 6:03:10 PM, by ZORAHGAIL

    "A lack of clarity could put the brakes on any journey to success. (Steve Maraboli) I maintained a 80-90 lb. weight loss from Summer 2007 through the start of 2014. 7 years of learning how to listen to my body, to experience the ups and downs of maintenance, to grow and mature as a perso... Read more

  • Karrie's Week 3

    3/16/2015 1:14:51 AM, by HERE2BTHIN

    Well another Week is done and gone. Not much happened. I Weighed the same as I did Last Week. Sorry, forgot the Pic Confirmation. Pookie's Poo is getting better but, everything else is the same. I feel, I'll be losing him soon. Doc & Chris say he's Old & maybe it's he's Time. But, I still feel... Read more

  • Rain

    3/15/2015 7:18:14 PM, by LINDAM.1

    The whole west coast needed rain and we are getting it Hooray! My friend gets less water for cattle AND garden with less in the Columbia.... Read more

  • Hate Surprises!

    3/15/2015 1:34:14 PM, by HANNAH_CALM

    I really do hate surprises, so when I realized that I could make before and after pictures of myself now, before I am really done, I did it. 224 There is a website called Model My Diet, that helps you create avatars of your before and after self all at once. You just have to enter in some ba... Read more

  • A Sugar Battle

    3/14/2015 5:19:59 AM, by HANNAH_CALM

    Hey, everyone! 213 I am having a difficult time with how I changed my diet. I really miss how it was. Even harder is convincing my mom that I would like to go easy on the sugar. I told her that I was not eating regular candy anymore, to keep that in mind for Easter, that I am just eating sug... Read more

  • 5 Servings of Awesome Per Day

    3/12/2015 3:52:18 PM, by LIMITEDGRACE

    After years and years of praying, I think God may have actually changed my tastebuds because I just ate the BEST raw carrots I have ever had. In fact, I was CRAVING them! I know we all constantly read that we need to incorporate more fruits and veggies, whole grains, and non-processed foods ... Read more

  • It's My Friday!!

    3/12/2015 9:52:35 AM, by MRSPOTTER-TRU

    104 And I am stoked. I love having a Friday off here and there. Sometimes, a three day weekend is all you need. And I don't have anything planned except going to Vital Records and getting a copy of my birth certificate, standing in line at the DMV and renewing my driver's license, going hom... Read more

  • Pookie's Update

    3/11/2015 7:16:17 PM, by HERE2BTHIN

    Hi Yawl, Just thought I'd let Everyone know, we found a Vet, that will help with Payment Plan, since we don't Qualify for a Care Credit. If anyone is in he NW (Beaverton/Portland Oregon Area) then look Thomas Mackowiak at Heartfelt Veterinary Hospital, in Portland. www.heartfelt.com ... Read more

  • Intentional Weight Loss

    3/11/2015 5:59:19 PM, by ZORAHGAIL

    My next powerlifting weight is tentatively scheduled for July 11th, exactly 4 months away. I'm 20 lbs away from being in my weight class, and I want to be very intentional about how I lose weight this time. I've been told that I'm an expert at crash dieting. After a few years of growing o... Read more

  • Resolutions 3-5 for 2015

    3/11/2015 1:32:15 AM, by HANNAH_CALM

    I have been thinking a little bit about how I gained about fifteen pounds over the holidays and after my birthday in January, and what may have caused all of that. A lot of it was chocolate, and I am not good about rationing out the chocolate when I get it as gifts. I was tempted to put it all in th... Read more

  • Are You Your Own BFF?

    3/10/2015 2:17:25 PM, by ZORAHGAIL

    "A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be." I'm curious, are you your own BFF? Are you a friend to yourself? This is something I'm looking into, because while I'm fantastic at self-care things like getting massages, exercise, and connec... Read more

  • MARCH GOALS

    3/10/2015 4:02:57 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    This picture sums up the month of February for me. I got the killer flu the end of January and when I asked my daughter when I would start feeling better she said, "March". She was right. Boy, was she ever right! As for goals, the only realistic goal I had for the month was getting w... Read more

  • Second Resolution for 2015

    3/9/2015 1:39:40 PM, by HANNAH_CALM

    I am going slow this year in figuring out my resolutions. That is because I have been sick this winter, and was not sure what to plan for, exactly. So I was not going to make any. But then time was dragging along, and I am still here. So I guess I can make plans! January 30, I wrote a blog with... Read more

  • You Are a Success

    3/9/2015 11:15:21 AM, by MRSPOTTER-TRU

    I am not the poster child for moving on. But, as another step in the very long journey that I have embarked on, it would probably behoove me to figure out how to get back on track and keep moving forward. Have you ever been cooking food, and suddenly you realize that you have just been thr... Read more

  • Perplexed

    3/8/2015 1:48:10 PM, by PDXLOR

    In the last month, I've lost a whopping 2 pounds, and 1-3/4 total inches. I can find no earthly reason for such low numbers. I track everything that goes in my mouth (including breath mints!), and I stay within the recommended SP dietary goals (track calories, protein, carbs, fat, sodium). In the ... Read more

  • Some late night funniees...

    3/7/2015 11:23:16 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    Leonard Nimoy passed away last week. In Canada, where he's not even from, they're paying him an unusual tribute called "Spocking." They draw Spock ears, hair, and eyebrows on the guy on their $5 bills. Spocking is not illegal in Canada, although it could incur the wrath of Khan. -Jimmy Kimmel ... Read more

  • New Life, New Me

    3/7/2015 3:05:06 PM, by CATHYHASSPARK

    This past month was hard, learning I had type 2 Diabetes was overwhelming and frightening. This month I am being pro active to kick this disease into remission! I met with my Diabetic Educator yesterday, she gave me some good tools and things to work on to get to where I want to be. I am down 2... Read more

  • Starting & Supercharging Transformation

    3/6/2015 1:12:28 PM, by ZORAHGAIL

    So excited about this A-HA I had to share. I led my last two practice clients through guided meditations where I asked them to really experience being in their desired state. Today my brain connected the dots in that we actually have to spend time IN our desired state to not only s... Read more

  • Quitting Soda Is Not Enough....

    3/5/2015 1:11:32 PM, by MRSPOTTER-TRU

    Ever since I can remember, I loved Coca-Cola. Not cola, not Pepsi, not soda, but Coca red can with write wavy writing Cola. New Coke was abhorrent. It was always always Coca-Cola. I loved everything about it. The taste, the bite of the carbonation, the rush of energy afterword. As I got o... Read more

  • So, what if it's God's will for me to be fat?

    3/4/2015 11:18:34 AM, by MRSPOTTER-TRU

    Have you ever asked yourself that question before? Have you ever wondered if being overweight somehow works into Gods plan for your life? I have. A lot. And I am actually quite terrified of it. I started thinking about all the times that I have started something to lose weight and then quit, or... Read more

  • Life Coaching School!

    3/3/2015 5:04:57 PM, by ZORAHGAIL

    Last week I took a leap of faith and signed up for coaching school. I chose to go with the Transformational Coaching Method program for my certification and am so excited for this next phase of my journey. What I love about coaching is that it's a collaborative adventure. Coach and client work ... Read more

  • Hit a Wall in Weightloss

    3/3/2015 11:28:07 AM, by WVU9494

    Hello, On Jan 1st I started working out and eating right. I went from 232 to 214 by Feb 21. Since I have been stuck back at 217 for the last 2 weeks. I have been in a calorie deficit each day and have done some sort of cardio each of those days. Is this normal to hit a wall like this?... Read more

  • What if....

    3/3/2015 10:42:53 AM, by MRSPOTTER-TRU

    I could sit here and ask myself, where would I be right now if I hadn't given up, if I had been consistent, if I had stuck with it. If I had just followed through on just one thing in my life. One thing that would improve my health. I re-joined SparkPeople in 2010 (after a brief stint in 20... Read more