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  • Thursday night....all about Orphan Black

    5/26/2016 10:56:05 PM, by TERRI289

    It was full, gym, PT, and dermatologist. She is checking my itchy back mole. Keep a positive thought for me. Day was a little hard. since I was up late with the Dana dog. Sometmes she finds it hard to sleep. Best of all, the local Greek festival opened today. Love those butter c... Read more

  • Idea for the potato chip lovers..

    5/26/2016 5:01:39 PM, by BIKEORAMA

    ..roasted seaweed is a tasty alternative. The little sheets are crispy and lightly sprinkled with sea salt. You can get them from most Asian grocery stores. They are only about 30 cal each.... Read more

  • Feeling lazy

    5/26/2016 1:37:39 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today is very hot and I'm feeling lazy. To think, I was still wearing a jacket at the start of the week and now it's 90 degrees outside. Worse yet, my office space has hit 97 because of the computers. It's so hard to excerise when it's this hot and sticky. Hopefully I can get an AC unit this weekend... Read more

  • 9 More Days!

    5/26/2016 12:46:51 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Nine more days - and I'll have my toes in the sand, a drink in my hand and a smile on my face! Vacation here I come! And according to the forecasts - there's nothing but sunshine in St. Maarten! Work is busy, I'm ready to strangle my husband but all I do is remind myself that it's worth all of ... Read more

  • Runnin' away

    5/26/2016 11:20:04 AM, by BIKEORAMA

    I'm at my radiation consult this afternoon. They will mark my chest with four tiny tattoos. I'm more fascinated than nervous about it. I've never had a tattoo before. The ones they put on me are tiny -- the size of freckles -- to guide the radiation technician in positioning me for treatment. Think... Read more

  • Feeling sooo tired.

    5/26/2016 10:31:45 AM, by 4GIVEN

    I was sick from Saturday through Monday and finally started feeling better now my 10 year old son is sick. Don't know when the last good nights sleep was. Everyone please pray for a speedy recovery for him.... Read more

  • Making today AWESOME

    5/26/2016 5:28:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am making today a great day with a positive attitude! I am going to love myself, and all those around me. I will embrace my mistakes as learning opportunities! I will not accept defeat. I will question things and move forward in important areas! Today I will bloom where I am planted. ... Read more

  • I really, really screwed up!!!

    5/26/2016 1:51:23 AM, by WAYFARINGSOUL78

    In January I hit my lowest weight in several years. 157.1 lbs! I didn't feel deprived, I had energy, clothing shopping was fun, and I was turning heads. I finally felt good and good about myself. Then a few things in my life were shaken up. I got divorced. I started night shift. I bought a ho... Read more

  • Wednesday..a good day

    5/25/2016 11:20:31 PM, by TERRI289

    Zumba Gold went well, the Wednesday coffee date was fun, and I had a great massage at the chiropractor's office. Dinner out with hubby and then a Paint and Sip party..woo hoo! Sleep tight!... Read more

  • Greening it

    5/25/2016 8:32:47 PM, by BIKEORAMA

    It's been years since I used my Breville juicer machine. Tonight was the night to break out the kale and strawberry juice. I had it for my evening snack and I've got to admit -- it was pretty good (and filled me up). Earlier in the day, I felt totally zapped of energy. I couldn't stop cat-napping ... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/25/2016 2:04:47 PM, by MISSA526

    "Going clothes shopping makes me feel: awful. Here's why, I'm overweight and only 5"1'. It is so hard to find clothes that are cheap and fit me. And look good. Jeans shopping makes me insane. It is so difficult! At least it's summer and I can buy shorts and not deal with length issues.... Read more

  • Stalled

    5/25/2016 11:46:31 AM, by MISHACHANGE

    I've only lost 6 pounds this month. I think I've plateaued. Again. But I feel like I'm complaining. I did strength training yesterday. I had a fainting spell which I have long suspected is a symptom of PCOS. Many women I've spoken to have reported the same condition. After nearly passing out fr... Read more

  • Resilience

    5/25/2016 10:58:36 AM, by MLIEN913

    Today's Spark story about building resilience really resonated with me. I used to give up if the scale stopped moving or went up. With age has come the wisdom that anything worth doing takes time. I've also learned the resilience of accepting that mistakes happen. I can now face the slow progress on... Read more

  • Wow -- It has been awhile!

    5/25/2016 10:06:45 AM, by PLMITCH

    My last blog was on 3/5 while still in Jamaica! Wow! I guess things have been very hectic since I got home! Some highlights over the past 2+ months: - Two races -- a HM and two 5K's. HM was a new PR! - Began training for my first marathon in October - Went to Vegas with my wife... Read more

  • challenged?

    5/25/2016 10:04:56 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    Yep, that's me. I'm a special kind of challenged. Let's see where to start on this week's challenges. Between getting back from my office trip to Atlanta and changing into my play clothes, I have misplaced my fitbit. I was cleaning like a madwoman when I remarked to Westley, that dangit, I did... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    5/25/2016 8:43:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cloudy and warm day here today. there is a chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. my daughter had a great practice and soccer game yesterday. today, other than school, she is taking it easy. she may go after with me to the local library. she enjoys going to the library, no matter where ... Read more

  • Survived yesterday

    5/25/2016 7:53:32 AM, by TRUEDJ9

    Starting day 3 of no sugars. .. yesterday was brutal.... but in the face of all the pain and symptoms I did not give up on my commitment. Day 3 here we go!... Read more

  • No Ticks on ME!

    5/25/2016 5:27:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Are you hiking down the trail or walking in the woods with kids or a dog? Consider putting oil on your skin first. I have found that a lightly scented body oil (I use the CVS moisturizing body oil) has kept me tick free all season long. My husband has had numerous ticks, but I have had none. I... Read more

  • Pregnancy or adoption?

    5/25/2016 4:00:35 AM, by ARTISTCAT

    A lot has happened since last time I blogged. Or hasn't happened. We are still trying to conceive a our first baby. It's been 32 months now (since Dec. 2013), including two failed IUI's. I feel like I am starting to give up hope. When we had just started we talked about 'how far' we would go (I... Read more

  • Tuesday...good first day of class and strength training

    5/24/2016 9:50:24 PM, by TERRI289

    The first day of class went well. Eight of the 10 students showed up and worked very hard. I went to the gym and did my first strength session on my own. I even remembered how to do most of the machines. Then it was off to food shop and then home to my pets. We took our 15 year old girl Dana t... Read more

  • Where have I been again!

    5/24/2016 7:15:19 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    I did not get back on track last week. Not even a little bit. I was sniffly all week and, by the time Saturday rolled around, I felt so out of shape and out of practice I bailed on the Color Run. I really regretted it though, so I won't be doing that again. I would rather have gone out and walke... Read more

  • Massive sugar withdrawals!!!

    5/24/2016 5:09:56 PM, by TRUEDJ9

    Headaches.... horrible headaches.... and complete sleepiness.... massive withdrawal symptoms .... my commitment prevails.... Read more

  • Back to lifting weights

    5/24/2016 1:08:46 PM, by MLIEN913

    Yikes! A week injured has moved the scale up again. It's back to weight lifting for me. I'd love to do more cardio but the foot injury is slowing that down. There was a chair cardio video I saw but I'm afraid that won't be enough for me. My body has also gotten too used to my daily walks with the do... Read more

  • I didn't eat the ice cream

    5/24/2016 11:51:02 AM, by TRUEDJ9

    Small victory yesterday... end of the day there was a small cup pod ice cream in my freezer.... i kept looking at it. .. and looking at it. ... and looking at it... i made a coconut flour Chia seed mix had a spoonful and was satisfied.... no ice cream! ๐Ÿ˜„... Read more

  • The Day After The First Day

    5/24/2016 9:44:20 AM, by ECLIPSED

    So yesterday was my first day back to the gym, working out with my old trainer Luke and another old friend, Paul. Wow, just being in the gym again gave me the confidence I need to do this. The last time I was with Luke, I lost over 40 pounds and I'm hoping I can do it again. All I can say is w... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/24/2016 9:31:58 AM, by MISSA526

    Favorite motivational quote: Be yourself. An original is worth more than a copy!... Read more

  • I will RISE UP!

    5/24/2016 5:20:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is my day for self reflection and remembering my goals. Once again, I can be the priority. I have spent the past month focusing on my children and helping them. If I am going to help them, I have to be strong and healthy. I will rise up! 1. Drink that 8 glasses of water every day! 2... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 5/23

    5/24/2016 12:13:58 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me look at my priorities. 2. good interviews, because it's time to knock off some of this overhead. 3. naps, because they are awesome. 4. getting the peas planted, because i have been wanting to do it. 5. crock pots, because they make life simpler. 6. gettin... Read more

  • Monday..the day after the big birthday

    5/23/2016 10:42:14 PM, by TERRI289

    Mom is still happy about her fun birthday. My work day was good and I did well with PT. I think the walking did me in yesterday but I didn't notice anything until last night. hello stretches and ice packs. Hope everyone had a good Monday. Tomorrow starts summer school.Good night! 381... Read more

  • First run with the Running Room!!

    5/23/2016 10:21:35 PM, by LIZZIE93-4

    Today was the first day of my adventure with the running room. There were 14 of us that signed up for the learn to run and 10 of us showed up (it's the long weekend I am surprised that even 10 showed up). I was pleasantly surprised to see that many of them did not have a trim runners body, we came i... Read more

  • fabulousness

    5/23/2016 5:58:52 PM, by FITBIZZZ

    Ohmygosh! Aren't these just FABulous! I'm really getting excited about Buttercup's graduation party this week and then my friend whose daughter's graduation party was last week had these monstrosities (but FAB monstrosities) leftover and didn't know what to do with them, so she called me and asked i... Read more

  • No sugar

    5/23/2016 5:00:41 PM, by TRUEDJ9

    Day 1. Let's see what happens.... gotta start somewhere with this sugar addition.... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/23/2016 1:55:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    a great day to get outdoors and enjoy here today. sunny and warm, with no chance of rain. did a lot of walking yesterday. taking it a bit easy today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Family Camping!

    5/23/2016 12:45:32 PM, by ERINLINDSAY83

    Friday afternoon we picked kiddo up from school, and headed straight for the campground. It's about a 2 hour drive, so by the time we got there and got everything set up, it was basically time to cook dinner, then s'mores, then bed. We woke up bright and early Saturday morning and cooked... Read more

  • Pusging the barriers

    5/23/2016 11:45:39 AM, by MLIEN913

    Today I felt great when I woke up. I took the dog out for her walk. We practiced what we learned in training yesterday. She'll do most of it for a treat. When I came back in I set up breakfast and lunch for the day then took my power nap. I think I hurt my foot while napping because the pain is an... Read more

  • Two new doctors

    5/23/2016 5:26:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Two new doctors, Full of hope Ready to heal, able to cope With the pressure and problems From a world full of wounded More than eight years of study now has concluded. I am so happy and proud of you For your deep dedication, And the love that's true! ... Read more

  • How did my healthy lifestyle journey start? + yoga on concrete

    5/23/2016 3:42:46 AM, by KRISZTA11

    A Spark Friend asked on her blog: "what flipped that switch in you that made you passionate about changing around your whole life, to lose weight?"
    sp?blog_id=6168336 I share my response here too: "For me it was reading The Spark... Read more

  • training day 1

    5/22/2016 11:33:47 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today was Khaleesi's first training class. It was really helpful for me to learn how and why to do things at a certain times and to be consistent. She did really well for her first session. Since there won't be one next week we have 2 weeks to to reinforce what we learned today. 249 I can't... Read more

  •'s 82nd birthday in NYC

    5/22/2016 10:48:31 PM, by TERRI289

    And it was a good one. There was food and laughs and conversation. have a wonderful week!!! ... Read more

  • Lovely day hiking

    5/22/2016 8:01:18 PM, by KERIX3

    My two youngest and I went hiking on a section of the Appalachian trail. We had a lot of fun and it was so pretty. It was challenging for me, and I only fell once! Lol. It was 4.75 miles and took us just 10 minutes shy of 3 hours. Here are a few of the pictures. Sitting and watching and list... Read more

  • this & that weekend shenanigans

    5/22/2016 11:28:48 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    End of school many shenanigans. Some healthy and miscellaneous updates in no particular order... Awards day. Westley is on right. We're proud, not because of the awards but that he worked hard at everything all year long. Fun stuff. Graduation?!? How can that be. Our darlin... Read more

  • Day 582: Last try...

    5/22/2016 11:00:29 AM, by KASEYCOFF

    It’s no secret that I’m unhappy with the changes to our individual SparkPages. I dislike the way it was done: many changes to Spark in the past have been preceded with announcements such as “We’re rolling out a new Start page!” and “We’re working on some changes to thus-and-so!” There see... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/22/2016 10:54:43 AM, by MISSA526

    The healthy habit I have the hardest time sticking with is eating healthy on the weekends. I do great during the week but then I lose all willpower on the weekend. I'm doing a little better this weekend but not where I should be.g... Read more

  • Graduation emotions

    5/22/2016 5:08:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    Happy to see this day come Sad to say goodbye to Spartanburg and friends here. Thankful for great experience and the many people who helped make this day possible. ... Read more

  • Saturday-Peony Flower tour and a friend is found.

    5/21/2016 9:17:20 PM, by TERRI289

    Today we took part in the First Annual Peony Flower tour at a local farm. it was fun, even though it rained most of the time. A nice bluegrass band and wonderful caterers from Cape May made the day fun. We didn't do the year will be good. Hope it is dry. Great news...I comment... Read more

  • Saturday May 21st

    5/21/2016 8:28:10 PM, by MLIEN913

    I feel like I'm on Star Trek writing in the captain's log. Really not sure what to write today. Sciatica is flaring up again. I think it's because one of the dogs at the park knocked my over yesterday. He didn't mean it so I can't complain. At least I can still walk and that can ease some of the pai... Read more

  • I can do this!!!

    5/21/2016 5:46:17 PM, by 4GIVEN

    Weighed in today and I am finally starting to lose. I haven't had time to workout because I've been busy helping clean and remodel my moms new house and that's been a heck of a workout lol... Read more

  • Could the 30 day pulse challenge be my ticket to good health? I have real hope.

    5/21/2016 4:43:22 PM, by MMMMMG

    Like most long time overweight people I have lots of diet books on my shelf that I have read, followed for a few days, then abandoned. I also get lots of emails from Prevention suggesting the latest diet. For some reason the email about their latest diet got my attention. (Probably the promise of... Read more

  • Another great weigh in!

    5/21/2016 3:36:54 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Weekly weigh in yesterday was great! another 3.2 lbs down! And I got excited - this is the thinnest I've been in 7+ years! 25.6 lbs! Wow - that's quite an amazing feeling! Even better feeling? As soon as I thought to myself "I haven't been this thin in years" - my next thought was "I have NEVER... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/21/2016 3:18:39 PM, by MISSA526

    My friends are definitely a negative effect on my eating. They don't live close by so when I see them they always want to go out and eat for every meal. And my boyfriend is always showing his love through food. But I did lose 20pounds so somethings going right!... Read more

  • Beck check #3 and update

    5/21/2016 2:02:15 PM, by KRISZTA11

    This week was wonderful for me. For the Beck check: last week's thorough review of my response cards was good for me. This week I did not engage in any unskillful thoughts and behaviors, I was happy with my food and my food choices at all times. I ate good food, only breakfast - lunch- dinn... Read more

  • First the Awards

    5/21/2016 8:34:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Graduations are a process. It's saying hello to the new life, and goodbye to classmates and professors who have been influential in the past four years. Last night was the beautiful and tasty awards banquet. Today is the graduation. The graduation journey continues!... Read more

  • Starting Whole30 on Monday!

    5/21/2016 7:49:42 AM, by ALICIALYNNE

    So, the last couple months have not been going well for me. Starting back up at work has completely killed my momentum with both exercise and healthy eating. I constantly feel like I have no energy, my IBS has gotten really bad, my skin is breaking out and I can feel my muscles starting to disappear... Read more

  • May you find what you need

    5/21/2016 5:22:32 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    May is always full of beginnings and endings. Our son graduated from college and got a job. Our daughter is home from college and has a summer job. I'm finishing up another school year as a speech therapist. My husband works at a local university as a technical writer. I have maintained a 24 ... Read more

  • Friday...a mostly positive day(could use some prayers please)

    5/20/2016 11:00:19 PM, by TERRI289

    My friend Awilda stopped by to see us at the gym. She is having surgery on her pancreas next Tuesday. Prayers please. My friend's former assistant has been missing for two days, no phone call to work and hasn't been able to be reached. His name is Dan. So if you please, prayers or good tho... Read more

  • Cauliflower pizza is delicious

    5/20/2016 8:42:28 PM, by SSMITH762

    I've made it once before, but didn't bother squeezing out the liquid, so the consistency was different. It's much better when ita been squeezed out. This crust was a bag of frozen cauliflower, nuked for 4 minutes, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of parmasan cheese, red pepper flakes, and my fav Italian seasoning... Read more

  • Eating Right And Exercise When Moving!

    5/20/2016 6:45:03 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    Secret of Success (Does this go alright or does it suck lol?) I do think when one is moving across state lines or making a cross country move, it is important to stay hydrated and eat as well as you can so you don't get too far off your healthy lifestyle plan. Isn't it nice when you are traveli... Read more

  • Finally Friday

    5/20/2016 11:25:23 AM, by MLIEN913

    This has been an up and down week. Thankfully I have survived and gain mental and physical strength. Now that the weekend is here I can concentrate on me more. I want to buy more fruit, veg and seafood to add them into my plan more. The rainy weekend will aide in my gardening plans. It's time to t... Read more

  • Friday

    5/20/2016 10:40:57 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    Been working hard and smart to get this place put together! We have all the furniture where we would like it, clothes put away, the kitchen and pantry are set up, the exercise equipment is in place and ready to go, did grocery shopping, had the DMV taken care of....You know the important stuff!!! ... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/20/2016 7:03:52 AM, by MISSA526

    List 3 things I've been doing well this past week: exercise, a lot of strength training, eating better, more vitamin rich smoothies, staying within my calorie range.... Read more

  • Graduation Journey

    5/20/2016 3:26:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm on my way! Logan Airport in Boston is 90 minutes away. Medical School in SC, along with Matt and Nora are 4 hours away from me. He has come soooo far! His dreams and goals will take him so much further. Here's a photo from seven years ago, graduating from Tulane in New Orleans with h... Read more

  • I need to remind myself that I love my family

    5/19/2016 9:53:42 PM, by SSMITH762

    Look a pic of us as kids to remind myself that we had fun growing up..... Why remind myself I love my family? Because I'm sick of being the unpaid maid and cook for my brother and his son. At least my brother has made rent the past couple of months, but he hasn't helped with bills for 2 mont... Read more

  • Thursday..graduation and evaluation

    5/19/2016 9:17:03 PM, by TERRI289

    I had a physical assessment and a strength training routine designed for me today.Then in the afternoon I had the PT evaluation for my back issue. It was a tiring day.. Then it was off to graduation. My friends Amy and Ty graduated as well as several former high school students. it was awesome.... Read more

  • Holy wow!

    5/19/2016 1:03:52 PM, by TRISTALEE1

    Ive been on and off spark for a long time. There is something different about this time. Ive never been more comfortable, motivated, and ready! Over the last year ive lost quite a bit of weight. Now i have all this loose skin and a few more pounds. I need to tighten up as much as i can. Im curren... Read more

  • it's thursday

    5/19/2016 11:16:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to take it easy. i got through my first week of night classes in english and math. i think i did pretty good, considering i have been away from english courses for quite a while. i am getting back into the swing of it,now. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! my parent... Read more

  • Less pain today

    5/19/2016 10:46:07 AM, by MLIEN913

    Thankfully the meds and a good night's sleep seemed to have help the sciatica. More movement for me today but I'll take it easy so I don't start another flare up. I really hate being sidelined like that. I'm also very thankful and grateful that it wasn't a heart attack my hubby was having. They're... Read more

  • Day... something. "My New SparkPage"

    5/19/2016 10:24:28 AM, by KASEYCOFF

    I've suddenly developed a lot of trouble with formatting - not sure why. I'm not techie enough to figure it out. In the meantime, I hope this pastes cleanly without all the "question mark" dots. I know the website is free. That doesn't mean we can't voice an opinion. You have the right to speak... Read more

  • Detox day 11

    5/19/2016 8:39:33 AM, by KLUTERACOON

    I'm down a total of 4 lbs in 11 days!! It feels amazing to finally be getting somewhere. It's so nice just to feel good again. I've been grocery shopping at the fresh market and it's made a huge difference in the food I've been eating! The best part is that I'm not bombarded by junk food and soda th... Read more

  • happy accidents

    5/19/2016 8:13:42 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    With the house maintenance woes behind me for the time being, I move on to D.A.R.E. The kids enjoyed a county-wide DARE graduation. If you don't know, it's a whole program to teach kids to say no to drugs. Stands for drugs awareness-something-or-another
    . I dunno. It was highly entertaining and a... Read more

  • On and off.... and on again.

    5/19/2016 8:09:21 AM, by TRUEDJ9

    It seems all i do is fall of the wagon. .... so i guess i will just keep on getting on the wagon! ... here we go again! Just think how well practiced i will be! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ช... Read more

  • Fighting the bed covers.

    5/19/2016 7:13:16 AM, by MABODE007

    Yea you read it right. I'm fighting with my bed covers. Have you ever noticed how comfy your bed is when you got so much to do? I do. Like now I'm laying here writing this. I want to get up to eat breakfast and then work out but I'm comfy. Think about it...when I get out of this situation and take m... Read more

  • Begin Again!

    5/19/2016 5:29:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    There was a time in my dietary commitment where I was constantly losing. I had Type II Diabetes, and wanted to be able to control it by diet, exercise and my physician's help. I would commit to eating right, and fall off the wagon. I'd get back to my commitment, then fall again and again and again... Read more

  • Wednesday-a surprise graduation party

    5/18/2016 10:12:57 PM, by TERRI289

    My good friend Amy is graduating from college tomorrow. her family is a bit fractured today but her gym family loves her to pieces. Today we threw her a small party. Here are some photos! The guest of honor is in the green tshirt! The rest of the day was pretty good but you just saw the... Read more

  • Beautiful but noisy! {Some photos, but no sound!}

    5/18/2016 8:53:30 PM, by CATTUTT

    Dh was off last night and today, and the weather was super agreeable, so we decided to take the opportunity to go visit a park. In the fall of 2014 we were attempting to visit all the Metro parks here around Columbus, and although we didn't make it to all of them, we made it to most. Today we deci... Read more

  • My backyard is a jungle!!! And weight loss advice

    5/18/2016 6:36:28 PM, by SSMITH762

    So my nephew's chore is to mow the backyard. Has he done it in the past month? No because he lost the cost to the electric mower. Hurumph. Also, I'm so excited, someone else volunteered to go to Puerto Rico for the confer3nce, so I don't have to go. It was too last minute for me and I like to pla... Read more

  • Book Review - "Mindful Birthing"

    5/18/2016 6:21:03 PM, by ERINLINDSAY83

    "Mindful Birthing" - Nancy Bardacke CNM 4.5 / 5 stars I've been leaning towards a natural childbirth my whole adult life. (Yes, even when I thought there was no chance of conceiving, my daydreams of it included a natural birth.) I started reading online stories of natural childbirth, and... Read more

  • Need motivation!!!!

    5/18/2016 1:44:47 PM, by 4GIVEN

    I am trying so hard but I just can't get motivated to workout. I stay so tired and don't feel like doing anything. Grrrrr. I wish I had someone here to workout with cause I hate doing it by my self,it's no fun.... Read more

  • good help found

    5/18/2016 1:02:00 PM, by FITBIZZZ

    I bow down to the septic god of whom I just found out his name thoust Donnie. Donnie (Jr.) is the man. DA MAN. It's funny, once he found my penchant for using language not befitting a lady, the $#&T stories started overflowing. Woo, nothing like being up a $$$$ creek without the proverbial paddle li... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    5/18/2016 11:48:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    i finally got back the results from the blood tests my doctor asked me to do. most of the results are okay and some are not. i will work with my doctor to get them to be okay. i had been having some soreness and pain in my lower front left leg, so my doctor ran some tests to see what may be causing ... Read more

  • Dear Catcalling Men...

    5/18/2016 11:10:33 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    If you're a man who has never done it - don't be offended, this isn't directed to you. But I would appreciate your help. Dear Man Who Catcalled Me This Morning, I am not outside for your entertainment. My fit body and yoga pants were not put on this earth for your enjoyment. Me bike comm... Read more

  • Painful day

    5/18/2016 10:38:12 AM, by MLIEN913

    What a day! The dog woke me at 5:15am to go out. Just as I was dozing off again my husband scream in pain with his chest. We argued over calling an ambulance and he finally agreed to a taxi. Really wish I could drive! When I got up to get dressed my sciatica let me know that I would be useless today... Read more

  • Conquering myself

    5/18/2016 5:23:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm my biggest enemy and my biggest friend. If I want change to come to my life, I need to respect myself, Work with those weaknesses Use my strengthss, And never stop smiling, trying and caring, Both for myself and for others.... Read more

  • Lesson Learned: Always wear my glasses when I weigh myself...

    5/17/2016 9:19:48 PM, by CATTUTT

    I decided to get on the scale this morning, and this time I put my glasses on. I wish I hadn't. I guess the number on the scale Sunday morning was blurrier than I thought it was. Unless I managed to gain 9 lbs in 2 days while trying to LOSE weight... the scale did not say 265.4. Today it was 274.... Read more

  • A relaxed Tuesday....a little yoga a little cleaning and a little reading..

    5/17/2016 9:17:23 PM, by TERRI289

    Doesn't that sounds like a nice day? Even with the rain, it was still nice. “The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” ~Abraham Maslow Hope your Tuesday was good. Sweet dreams.. 252... Read more

  • Going to Puerto Rico, maybe

    5/17/2016 7:14:41 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I got a call at work today asking if I want to for to Puerto Rico for a training next week. Honestly, I'd rather not go, but I feel like it's a good opportunity. And I've never been there, so that'll be fun. But while my nephew is a teen he's not responsible enough to be left alone in the... Read more

  • Blah day

    5/17/2016 5:58:18 PM, by MLIEN913

    I'm so sleepy and I don't know why. I've been walking more, eating well, detoxing my liver and kidneys with water and a cleansing drink. Yet I feel blah. Hoping to make another soup idea that popped into my head today. Maybe that'll make me less blah.... Read more

  • keeping the spark alive

    5/17/2016 10:46:36 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    As I'm always looking for motivation and inspiration to keep a healthy lifestyle, I'd like to make note of a few for posterity AND lest I forget. I was a little down this morning. Just a little. I have a lot of adulting to do today. A couple of months ago, it was making a will in testament. To... Read more

  • Not so Very Vacation!

    5/17/2016 9:21:47 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I'm going to be honest - I haven't been doing great at this challenge I set fourth for myself. I should have kept the momentum rolling for doing SO very well last month but I seem to be dropping the ball a little bit. Especially on the weekends. I don't like how it's making me feel. I know I c... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    5/17/2016 8:01:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new day has started. let's see what it brings! i made it through the first night of classes for english and math. these are in addition to the math i am working on during the day. i am almost done the one during the day. that one will finish this month. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say ch... Read more

  • I have not found it

    5/17/2016 7:19:43 AM, by TRUEDJ9

    Usually I am the one offering inspiration and motivation to others. I have lost my mojo and can't find it. I can't get motivated myself.... and having a cold does not help my frame of mind.... Read more

  • Hiking Mt. Chocorua

    5/17/2016 5:29:55 AM, by JSTETSER

    Saturday in Northern New Hampshire was a beautiful day. We drove over to Scott Rd in Albany, and found the quiet trailhead to Chocorua. The Hammond Trail is more than half a mile longer than the busy main trail, but we prefer it. We hike through an old growth forest of tall pines. The trai... Read more

  • Well, well, well here we are again.

    5/17/2016 12:11:29 AM, by KIKKI-G

    I hit the scary number. The number on the scale that makes you feel so sick & uneasy and wondering how the heck you got there....again. I'm not at my highest weight but I'm definitely sneaking closer to it everyday and I am officially scared. It makes me really disgusted with myself to think that I ... Read more

  • Monday-two doctor appointments

    5/16/2016 11:04:41 PM, by TERRI289

    It was interesting broken mini tablet decided to recharge and work just fine.. 40 Both classes went well. The doctor appointment with the orthopedic surgeon was very helpful. I will work with a PT to work on stretches. The eye injection appointment was the eye pressure ... Read more

  • Boy that's a relief!

    5/16/2016 10:40:24 PM, by CATTUTT

    Yesterday ADARKARA suggested one of the little cycle things that you just sit on the floor in front of a chair and pedal, that perhaps it would work to get the stiffness out of my knees and get rid of the pain. I was pretty sure she struck idea gold with that one, and went right out today to find a... Read more

  • Trying to find Balance

    5/16/2016 7:04:42 PM, by KEIKAMI

    So its time for my mid month update and the good news is that I'm down another 2.6 lbs! YAY!!! One constant struggle that I'm currently running into this month so far, though, is balance. Trying to fit in time to not only plan and cook my own meals, but also get my newly required workout grov... Read more

  • Monday Monday

    5/16/2016 3:00:25 PM, by MLIEN913

    I'm not sure if I'm leaning toward the Mamas and the Papas song or a similar song by the Boomtown Rats. Ok, that really age me. ;-) Today had been a good day to keep moving. I've walked the dog 2x so far and the weather is gorgeous. Yet, I really don't feel the feeling for exercise or earing today.... Read more

  • Yes, this dress!

    5/16/2016 2:23:46 PM, by THE_JENCH

    Long story short, last weekend I needed a new dress to wear to the orchestra. I found a dress online, went to the store, had to try on a size down (vanity sizing?), it made me feel so super sexy and I bought it right away. I warned my boyfriend that this was an occasion worthy of a compliment so h... Read more

  • Anyone else love their crockpot?

    5/16/2016 1:52:10 PM, by SSMITH762

    I maybe have a bit of a love affair with my crockpot. It made me fajitas yesterday and today it's making me rosemary crusted pot roast. I may sometimes stray to my food processor, but I think my crock pot understands it's just a fling. ;) I should probably take better care of it though. The temp... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    5/16/2016 1:50:37 PM, by LADYREDCOMET

    It's been almost a year since I started at my first post-grad school job. In that time I've really struggled to keep a regular workout schedule and maintain a healthy diet. I've also been terrible about logging food and exercise here. I'm definitely feeling the consequences - and I've put back on ab... Read more

  • purging

    5/16/2016 11:55:17 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    A little weekend update for my records. It's going to get a little intimate with some bodily functions if you would like to turn away now, I completely understand. I feel like my body's going through a bit of a purge from forgoing sugar (mostly) since January. I've done well with it and am fee... Read more