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  • backslidden but Back @ IT!

    6/23/2017 9:39:54 AM, by FITINSPIREBABE

    Ok soo i had some fall back and i got hay fever on the last weekend of my vacation which was 17th of June but now im feeling almost back to normal but i got off my diet to eat regular food cause it makes me feel better when i have hay fever and all. So i gained like almost 5 lbs back but i when to s... Read more

  • Am I accepting myself or have I quit trying?

    6/23/2017 9:29:21 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    After a wonderful weekend with my 2 grown children in Charleston, SC, I've noticed that my weight has crept upward. Today the scale, that unbending taskmaster, confirmed it. Of course it did; it always does. Never rounding down always seeming to round up. Even though we walked our legs off and I ... Read more

  • Thank God for Little Boys!

    6/23/2017 5:24:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    For as long as I can remember, I heard the saying "Thank God for little girls." I had two sons and no daughters. I never did feel that God has shortchanged me with the boys! Boys are active, full of life, and fun! My sons are kind and compassionate as well as respectful of all kinds of life.... Read more

  • 'Health' means protecting ourselves from sugar

    6/22/2017 11:02:10 PM, by MSBOOTCAMP

    'Health' means being able, and empowered, to make logical, constructive choices about our lives. If you've been making choices, yet didn't have key facts, how could this be a "free" choice?... Read more

  • The day before the dental surgery

    6/22/2017 9:17:35 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good day, long walk with the dog, a pedicure, lunch at a favorite place, and then dinner out with dh. Even made some progress cleaning..Max keeps trying to help..ugh.He loves to eat pens. Sigh, Tomorrow is my dental surgery, opening up my gum, cleaning it, adding material to make... Read more

  • Daily dose of beauty -84

    6/22/2017 3:01:45 PM, by SSUSMITA

    It's been so long since I did this. Life came up in between i guess! Here you go! Sometimes you need that lift in life no matter how tiny it is. It's the thought that counts! Have a fit and healthy day!!... Read more

  • a mixed weather day

    6/22/2017 1:47:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off sunny and somewhat cool here today. a while ago, it rained quite a bit. now it is mostly cloudy. i have still not heard anything regarding the phone job interview i had on monday. i contacted the agency that found the position for me. while i wait to hear back from them, i am looking ... Read more

  • Gratitude: other worlds than this, evening walk, yoga + pigeon pose

    6/22/2017 12:12:08 PM, by GEEKYBOOKWORM

    1. I finished Drawing of the Three yesterday and started straight into the next in the series (The Wastelands) yesterday. I love seeing these characters again. I guess my point of gratitude is a love of worlds I can explore in the written word. Or something. Mostly to be able to pretend that I am Su... Read more

  • Small Steps

    6/22/2017 7:59:23 AM, by RSILVERSEA

    After adjusting my eating habits, I have decided to start adding in the exercise. I have done very well keeping track of what I have eaten. I have cut way back on sugar and how much I eat with only a couple of off-track days (darn summer birthdays at school!) I'm not discouraged though which usua... Read more

  • and then He said "You're so first world"

    6/22/2017 7:57:54 AM, by BESSHAILE

    I keep meaning to blog as little thoughts and ideas, responses to other people's posts and words, all those prompts get me thinking ... and then I crash into the wall of time. Time and also ... a sort of reticence built of a combination of knowing my ideas are not fully formed and perhaps not the so... Read more

  • Those other me's

    6/22/2017 7:42:13 AM, by RMPOKRZY

    There is another me out there that is already at her goal weight. I can see that on the app. She's also finished her couch to 10k program. Good for her, this imaginary me that never gets derailed, or stressed, or tempted. I guess it's time to push back my goal line.... Read more

  • Thursday in June. Soreness going away.

    6/22/2017 7:31:41 AM, by LORNALARSON1

    Last night I looked at all my calendars where my weight was charted, and all the many hours of exercise I tried to do to lose. I have compassion for myself now. Especially for me when I was trying so hard! I am a little mad at the me who gave up for months on end though... and even seemingly f... Read more

  • My Kind of Healthy!

    6/22/2017 5:13:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    Summer is my favorite season, and it is my kind of healthy! I love to hike the trails so fair, and breathe in the mountain air! Camping often here and there, living life without a care! Whether climbing, or playing, or watching the game, Summer's My Kind of Healthy! Just... Read more

  • Operation Plateau Buster: Not Busted Yet

    6/22/2017 12:54:19 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    So, I really turned up the juice last week. I increased exercise intensity, and got in at least three really good strength workouts. I worked hard on my running, including a couple of "long" (5k distance) runs and a speed workout. I worked hard on keeping my calories in check -- stil... Read more

  • Wednesday...good day until..

    6/21/2017 11:24:45 PM, by TERRI289

    I tripped over my bag and torqued my knee. Ugh. Icing it off and on...Earlier in the day I taught a fun class and then went to the beach with my good friend CarolPrestige. We had a great time. The week is half done..woo hoo!! 100... Read more

  • Back on track

    6/21/2017 9:23:59 PM, by BIKEORAMA

    I surprised myself today -- did 30 minutes of kickboxing this morning and closed out the summer solstice with a 3 mile run. I am walking distance from our high school track, which I need to take advantage of more often.... Read more

  • Still Day 3 Part 2

    6/21/2017 8:11:52 PM, by IMEMINE1

    I did get my steps and a short yoga. I ate good all day until I opened a bag of m&ms. Nervous eating. DH is finally going to get a cornea transplant. There were 3 options. 1 leave the eye the way it is(he cannot see out of it) there is a lot of scar tissue 2. Try a hard contact lens ... Read more

  • Life

    6/21/2017 8:06:09 PM, by DRAGKULENIA

    Live your life no matter what others may tell you. You have the power so use it.... Read more

  • Wednesday in June. Hungry.

    6/21/2017 5:59:05 PM, by LORNALARSON1

    Today was an ok day. I'm tired and sore from pushing so hard at the gym M and T but I'm going to go to the gym again today. I have that class that I have to take. Forcing myself because of the massive cost of quitting and then finding out that I didn't "sign the right form" and was charged 4 mont... Read more

  • Today I'm exhausted

    6/21/2017 3:06:49 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Many years ago we lived in Yuma Az, wherein March they would start counting for the Century Day (which is the 100th straight Day that the temperature went over 100). I can remember when I felt I needed a sweater at night since it got down to 85. Now I've lived in the beautiful SF Bay Area for ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #66 - Happy Summer Solstice!

    6/21/2017 1:00:40 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Happy First Day of Summer everyone! To celebrate Summer Solstice I started the day with a bike ride to commute to work! What a beautiful morning for it - though I fear it's going to be nice and hot this afternoon for my trip home! Another beautiful moment of the day? The bounty that was my... Read more

  • Gratitude: a sense of mindfulness, audiobook, weight loss, E

    6/21/2017 12:22:06 PM, by GEEKYBOOKWORM

    Things I am grateful for today 1. A sense of mindfulness with me yesterday. I noticed while eating lunch that I wasn't hungry anymore, so I stopped eating. Then, before bed, I realized I wanted to move some more, so I turned on a yoga video and did the routine. It is going to sound a little cra... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    6/21/2017 10:56:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    the first day of summer is here! hurray! i am feeling pretty good these days. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Camping in the rain

    6/21/2017 10:16:51 AM, by BBLUNDON

    we went camping last weekend it rained every day and every night all day and night pretty much at one point there was a tornado warning near us we did manage campfires both evenings our trailer was a godsend :) here's hubs bbqing and here's the lake surr... Read more

  • Breaking Point

    6/21/2017 10:11:03 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I can't deal anymore. I'm starting an intensive outpatient psychiatric program on Friday. There's just too much going on. All the issues I talked about in my last blog. Living with someone who mentally and emotionally abused me for years when I was growing up, giving me terribl... Read more

  • Day 3

    6/21/2017 6:30:30 AM, by IMEMINE1

    I am trying to get Yoga & walking in every day.(Keeping Zumba for a fun activity) Yesterday I got the walking in but put off the Yoga due to soreness. I over did it. My eating is great & I was down to 104.6 yesterday and I weighed in at 105 today. I cleaned my upstairs bathroom and... Read more

  • The End!

    6/21/2017 5:14:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    The end of school is in sight! The end of the school year is today. I am both sorry and glad. I feel this way every year-a little burnt out, and a little energized from the joy of the students. Mostly, I just want to rest. Teachers can get caught up in a lot of work and emotions. I'm ready f... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.20.17

    6/21/2017 1:08:45 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they help me do what is right. 2. standing ground, because it's time. 3. being recognized, because appreciation is key. 4. interest, because it's nice to be heard. 5. quick, healthy-ish meals for the kids, because there's not always a lot of choice. 6. having your wor... Read more

  • Tuesday.

    6/20/2017 11:57:03 PM, by LORNALARSON1

    Ate using those 21 Day Fix containers today. I worked hard all day and then went to an hour long Aquafit class. Then I went over my calories.. had two tortilla pizzas instead of one. Had a mixed drink. Drink and second pizza were not worth it. Knee hurts. Muscles hurt. Bronchitus. I'm n... Read more

  • Today was the longest day of the year; how did you spend your time?

    6/20/2017 11:10:27 PM, by CRYSALLIS1

    Today was the longest day of the year. 67 573 No worries if you missed it as tomorrow and the next few months are only minutes shorter. And if you live on the other side of the world you can really get a head start. 576 31 It was a rough sleep last night as a family member was in the ER... Read more

  • Change parking lot.

    6/20/2017 11:05:31 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Having a change my parking lot sort of a day.... Read more

  • A productive day

    6/20/2017 10:22:15 PM, by TERRI289

    I did a bit of cleaning, walked the dog, and ate heathy When I got home from work, our younder cat had a bloody paw so off we went to the emergency vet hospital. Fortunately it turned out to be some sort of marker or a kind of ink. They wrapped her like a burrito but ended up giving a thorough clean... Read more

  • My walk today

    6/20/2017 7:08:27 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    I take a brisk walk every day during lunch M-F. I'm kind of limited where I can go but I'm lucky to have interesting choices. I often walk on the SF Bay trail and I can see lots of birds and be surrounding by the Bay on the one sides and a flood abatement lake on the other side. I typically walk on ... Read more

  • Getting through the Weekends

    6/20/2017 3:05:49 PM, by TINIWINI

    I know that I don't do very well when it comes to eating good and making healthy food choices. I have no problem when it comes to staying active on the weekends...I can do that no problem. It does have a lot to do with me not seeing the results that I want to see this I know. Self-sabotage M... Read more

  • Gratitude: core workout, coffee, snuggles

    6/20/2017 12:34:37 PM, by GEEKYBOOKWORM

    Things I am grateful for today: 1. A hardcore core workout last night with 30 Days of Yoga. I survived! I actually felt pretty bad ass while doing it (even if I was shaking crazily, lol). In fact, afterwards I decided I still wanted to do a bit more yoga (but NOT another core intense workout, ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/20/2017 9:32:32 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a much cooler day here today, with a chance of rain throughout. i will know in a few days whether or not i got that job. in the meantime, i will keep active and continue to take care of myself. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Weak

    6/20/2017 8:49:57 AM, by DRAGKULENIA

    Days like today can bring a person down. I feel so defeated. Hoping your day is a great one.... Read more

  • Fiddleheads

    6/20/2017 5:25:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    Fiddleheads for dinner Have you ever eaten fiddle heads? They are a New England springtime treat! Fiddleheads or fiddlehead greens are the furled fronds of a young fern,[1] harvested for use as a vegetable. Left on the plant, each fiddlehead would unroll into a new frond (circinate vern... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.19.17

    6/20/2017 3:51:00 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they remind me of how simple things really are. 2. just doing it, because that's how it gets done. 3. sick leave, because it keeps things going. 4. walk-in appointments, because they make getting care simple. 5. understanding, because it makes life better 6. learning ... Read more

  • Operation Plateau Buster: Monday, Day 6

    6/20/2017 2:36:24 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    An excellent day from a weight-loss perspective! Relatively low calorie breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. I was home working, or trying to work, most of the day, and headed to the gym at 5 PM. Despite my snack of cottage cheese and fruit, and later a protein bar, I felt hungry on the way to the ... Read more

  • Monday in June. No TV since Friday.

    6/19/2017 11:52:01 PM, by LORNALARSON1

    I worked my plan today. Got up, walked the dog, went to work, took half of a Zumba class at one gym and cut out early so I could make it to my other gym and do Team Weight Loss. Had an asthma attack afterwards and drove myself to urgent care because NO INHALER and discovered I have a broncial ... Read more

  • A good Monday..Start the day dancing and end it with SYTYCD!

    6/19/2017 9:24:19 PM, by TERRI289

    Inbetweemn, there was a good doctor appointment where there was ony .5 lb difference between the home scale and the doctor scale. Woot!! A quick food shopping trip followed by a nice walk with the dog and then leftover veggies for lunch. I am continuing to declutter. Slow process but it is... Read more

  • Down a pound.

    6/19/2017 8:56:34 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Poedaughter7 Lost 0.5 lbs since last weighing in! Poedaughter7's lost 14.5 lbs so far. Woot, down a bit since I re-started class. The best diet plan in the world is being AWAY from the fridge. It is important to be so busy you only eat when you are really hungry, and not just bored. Extra work and s... Read more

  • Weekend Recap: plants / brunch + Gratitude: weird book, NSV - pants that fit again!, yoga sore, T

    6/19/2017 3:18:45 PM, by GEEKYBOOKWORM

    We had a good weekend! Saturday, we ended up picking out plants for our ex-front yard / soon to be water-wise garden. E helped to pick out a bunch of flowering bushes, in the hopes that we will get a lot of butterflies. After that we headed to the pool to cool down (heat wave!) and then had dinner w... Read more

  • New Plan day 2

    6/19/2017 2:11:13 PM, by IMEMINE1

    We have a tornado/storm warning here today. I am going to do the same yoga exercise as I did yesterday and get my steps in. I had a cup of cereal and half a banana with almond milk for breakfast. Lunch was one yucky left over slice of pizza and I am having a grapefruit now for a snack. I pl... Read more

  • Operation Plateau Buster days 2, 3, and 4

    6/19/2017 2:02:28 PM, by GRATTECIELLA

    So ... still trying to bust through my plateau. Friday was a really busy day. Preschool graduation in the morning(!!!), then a 45-minute drive to Santa Monica for a professional meeting, then back home and Shabbat dinner with the family. I REALLY didn't feel like cooking, so I played with the ... Read more

  • The Talk

    6/19/2017 11:10:50 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    My fiance and I need to talk, and I am dreading it. I’m just getting to the end of my rope. I love my fiance more than the world, but if things don’t get resolved, I might need to take a little break for the sake of my sanity. It all boils down to their mother and her finances. My fiance l... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/19/2017 10:57:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a phone interview for a 2 month contract position as an office administrator. i know i will do well. i have done some research online on the company, so i will have some knowledge about the company before i speak with them. my daughter is rooting for me to get it and so are quite a few people... Read more

  • Sparkcoach

    6/19/2017 10:46:30 AM, by MISSA526

    I recently passed on French fries. What temptation have you passed on recently?... Read more

  • Staying on track when you go off road

    6/19/2017 5:16:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Getting lost in the woods can bring an ominous feeling. It can create panic in some people. I have met hikers who rely on their phone's GPS system to get them through the woods. Cell service is not always present. Learn to read a map, and carry the right one! Whether you're climbing... Read more

  • Happy Father's Day

    6/19/2017 2:19:07 AM, by MICHEMU

    Today was Father's day and I had not hosted a family get together in a while. I have a small dining room table and there is no room for extra people, ie if my sister in law wants to invite her parents, no go. Had my parents, my brother and his family, their tenant (his best friend since University... Read more

  • Happy Father's Day! (Pix)

    6/18/2017 10:26:01 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good day....Zumba of course, and then a mini road trip with dh! We went to East Point Lighthouse on the Delaware Bay. It has been refurbished and looks wonderful. My baby Groot shirt! We came home to a relaxed evening and a healthy dinner. Have a great week all.. ... Read more

  • Hi friends, June entry!

    6/18/2017 7:31:33 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    Its round 80 degrees today and sunny. Went to service this morning and did okay with my lower back being a pain. Such is life, the minister spoke about his trip to Cambodia and Thailand the past 3 weeks and it was interesting! We were supposed to begin a study of Romans but that will start next Sund... Read more

  • Happy

    6/18/2017 4:37:49 PM, by DRAGKULENIA

    It is a great day to show your happy. A smile brings life into your face. A smile melts the pain away. A smile can change the way you feel. So your happy today.... Read more

  • Sunday in June, 2017

    6/18/2017 3:57:11 PM, by LORNALARSON1

    Walked Calhoun, mowed the lawn, blogged and studied other blogs for inspiration, now about to finish the dishes while listening to some weight loss podcasts and an audio class on weight loss. Still need to make it to the grocery store for a few items before meal prepping for the week. and findi... Read more

  • Summer Plan

    6/18/2017 1:22:32 PM, by LORNALARSON1

    Today I had a revelation: I can do this! It is summer, my very favorite season. My big MACRO GOAL is to lose 70 lbs and learn to keep it off with lasting lifestyle change and good habits. BUT...That is a long way off. It takes a long time to lose that much. It took me two years to do it befor... Read more

  • A new Plan?

    6/18/2017 12:30:46 PM, by IMEMINE1

    I really need to start being accountable for myself. 230 I weighed in 1 pound over my maintenance weight this morning at 106 pounds. 15 I Know I have been a bit lazy with exercising and sometimes even my steps (especially this week) and I have got to take control now before it gets out o... Read more

  • Hello Size 16!

    6/18/2017 8:28:47 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    Hello size 16! Nice seeing you again after all of these years! I am a very body-positive, health-at-every-size sort of gal, but my relationship with my own body got pretty messed up over the course of my last relationship. I ended up very unhealthy... physically, mentally, and emotionally. I w... Read more

  • Different Dads

    6/18/2017 5:10:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Tale of Two Fathers By Jackie Stetser and Taffi Wallis Dads are as diverse as the sons and daughters that they love. Some fathers are with us all of our lives, and others are with us for a few brief years. Here is the story of two fathers that influenced the lives of their children in wond... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.17.17

    6/18/2017 3:49:28 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they love their momma. 2. my tub, because it makes me feel better. 3. my fb 10 day detox community, because it's awesome support. 4. getting more done on the blanket, because it was needed. 5. experimenting, because my cauliflower "bread slices" turned out pretty good. ... Read more

  • Whirlwind week

    6/17/2017 11:04:03 PM, by TERRI289

    Thursday, errands, hair appointment, chiropractor, and dinner date with dh..flounder scamp Friday, Two Zumba classes, lunch with my friend who had eye surgery and is doing better, then a quick doctor appointment to check out my foot which had a small issue. Then celebrating my good friend's bir... Read more

  • Haven't updated in awhile

    6/17/2017 3:09:54 PM, by SSMITH762

    I stopped at the thrift Store yesterday and they just happened to be having a 50% off all clothes sale. I found a cute 'the last unicorn' t-shirt but also got this awesome 'how to be a ninja' t-shirt. The shirt and pants were only $.2.50!!! So my weight-loss has stalled around 170 since th... Read more

  • a warm and humid day

    6/17/2017 2:29:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am keeping cool and so is my daughter today. the next few days are going to be really warm here. she reminded me this morning to keep hydrated throughout the day today and i reminded her the same. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Going Down the scale

    6/17/2017 8:45:34 AM, by LORNALARSON1

    from 209 to 204. How did I do it? Tracking every day. Eating more protein. Walking my dog every day. Drinking water. I have not bought any food at McDonalds all week. Diet Coke, yes, but food no. I am kind of obsessed with food. I feel that this is unhealthy and not right. I want to de... Read more

  • The Grandma's Heart

    6/17/2017 5:25:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm missing my sons, their wives, and the grand kids. . They live so far away, and I don't get to see them often enough to satisfy the Grandma's Heart, longing in my heart. Both are successful, and doing well in their lives, but I still wish that they were here, or I was there. ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.16.17

    6/17/2017 3:55:19 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they remind me of simple pleasures. 2. a great conference, because it is fantastic information. 3. a beautiful day, because i got to enjoy some of it. 4. getting body work done, because it is healing. 5. sharing gifts, because it is precious to be able to give back. 6... Read more

  • Gratitude: family, healthy choices, easy evening

    6/16/2017 3:52:33 PM, by GEEKYBOOKWORM

    Things I am grateful for today: 1. My family - both nuclear (girls + T) and extended (my sisters, parents). I am grateful for the ability to communicate so readily with my sisters and mom. Both C + E have been pretty nice to each other recently (well, since Monday), which made the evening easi... Read more

  • Wondrous

    6/16/2017 3:35:56 PM, by DRAGKULENIA

    Life is such a great thing to experience. Good or bad it has some much to show us. May we all have the power to move our mountains.... Read more

  • Luxury Problems

    6/16/2017 12:19:17 PM, by PINKD333

    I try not to sweat the small stuff, the quote is on my first "vision board" I made this weekend at a retreat for heaven's sake, I want to be that girl, but despite the fact that they are luxury problems, they can be annoying. (yea they are annoying) My example for today, my tire pressure light... Read more

  • My Hours Got Cut

    6/16/2017 10:42:51 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    My hours at all my jobs got cut, but I’m going to take this as an opportunity! Next week (or perhaps the week after) I’m packing up my tent and heading to the mountains for a few days of camping and hiking. It will definitely make for some good "me time." I’ll come back sweaty, muddy, smelly, a... Read more

  • Lookin' For Love In All The Wrong Places

    6/16/2017 7:54:28 AM, by BESSHAILE

    Had my 6 mo. check-up yesterday. The blood work numbers were good but not as good as last time. And my weight was up too, no surprise. 2017 has had a whole lotta emotional eating - standing in front of the refrigerator eating ice cream from the box, standing by the sink, eating slices of bread with ... Read more

  • Keep Moving!

    6/16/2017 5:24:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every one needs to have physical movement and for both physical and mental health. ignoring movement is a big mistake! Physical exercise can help to diminish the "antsiness" that kids and adults experience, and can help with attention. When sports can be included as a team-building activity, t... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.15.17

    6/16/2017 3:48:13 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because our connecting heals us. 2. taking it back off, because it feels better without it. 3. service, because it is healing for everyone. 4. detachment, because it is protective. 5. the offer, because tides need to turn for progress. 6. appreciation, because it makes a worl... Read more

  • My journey is easy when I don't rock the boat

    6/16/2017 3:44:46 AM, by KRISZTA11

    I have received many interesting comments on my last blog that made me thinking. My story with the cherries might have sounded like a turmoil, but what I was contemplating were quite minor feelings. They only stood out because I'm in a nice peace with food most of the time. To me, keeping up ... Read more

  • My husband scared the crap out of me today - Health scare

    6/16/2017 2:32:53 AM, by MICHEMU

    Yesterday my husband picked me up from work and we were going to ball. I noticed that the left side of his lip looked a bit puffy. Didnt think much of it but I mentioned it to him. He said he was fine. He mentioned that his right eye was teary but he could still smile and talk etc. After the gam... Read more

  • Operation Plateau Buster commenced!

    6/16/2017 2:10:32 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    Operation Plateau Buster commenced today: 23 320 30 min of strength training 314 in addition to walking, I added in 5 min of rowing and 15 min of elliptical to shake things up 311 over 10k steps 301 ate under my calorie range (although still 1950 calories - I have a high calorie rang... Read more

  • Happy day.

    6/15/2017 10:57:36 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Made it to class AND the gym today. Woot happy day. I had a cold a little while ago, so it was not easy.... Read more

  • Ahead of Schedule

    6/15/2017 9:52:58 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    WOOHOO!!! I am ahead of schedule with my size-loss! I was expecting to hit size 16 in early October... but I hit it TODAY. My new goal is to be a size 14 by September or October. Just a year ago I was teetering on the edge of size 22.... Read more

  • What a day yesterday

    6/15/2017 6:42:37 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Yesterday we went out with friends. The four of us have season tickets for the musicals that are shown in San Francisco. We initially bought them so we would be able to see Hamilton when it came around. It was awesome and very well worth getting season tickets since most of the performances are real... Read more

  • Healthy Eating Habits

    6/15/2017 4:54:02 PM, by MRSROBERSON09

    Update: I've been eating healthy and continuing to count calories and it's going well. I even feel full! Whoa that was my biggest challenge. Don't like like feeling hungry lol. Anyways, I make sure to drink plenty of water and get a lot of protein in and that helps a lot. I wrote more about some pos... Read more

  • think of the children! (musings on attempting to achieve balance)

    6/15/2017 3:42:51 PM, by GEEKYBOOKWORM

    I've left versions of the following thoughts in various comments this week to other blogs here on SparkPeople, and while on my lunch walk today I realized that I wanted to condense them into one coherent(ish) post for myself. I also realized during my walk that it essentially comes down to me shouti... Read more

  • Back on track today...so far

    6/15/2017 2:03:25 PM, by BETHHARRIS

    So, yesterday didn't come out AS bad as the day before in my binge cycle which seemed to have been mostly contained in the last two days, but I still drank too much and ended up logging WAY more calories than necessary. Logging it did give me numbers to crunch and look at in all of it. Doesn't make... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/15/2017 1:49:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from a different place today regarding a different job that would go for two months. i will know more about it tomorrow, when i go to the agency that has the job available. in the meantime, i am doing bits of things and keeping cool. tomorrow, and for the rest of the weekend, it is supposed ... Read more

  • Why?

    6/15/2017 1:17:52 PM, by DRAGKULENIA

    I am not happy with these changes, I am unable to write down my meals for the day. It is bad enough that I had to remove my app from the phone because it would say that someone already had my name! ... Read more

  • Gratitude: ka-tet, yoga, egg roll in a bowl

    6/15/2017 11:50:33 AM, by GEEKYBOOKWORM

    Things I am grateful for today: 1. Starting back into my quest with the ka-tet in the Dark Tower. Monday I started the second audiobook in the series (Drawing of the Three) on my morning commute, but the part I got to this morning is where it really got good. I forgot how much I loved Eddie! ... Read more

  • Trying again......

    6/15/2017 11:07:55 AM, by ORCHIDLADY56

    Wow - I had not realized how long I had been away until I saw the last blog. I have been away from both exercising and sparkpeople for quite some time. I had some physical issues as a result of crossfit. Just way too much for a woman my age. I loved it but it caused issues. I ended up with bur... Read more

  • Down 30 lbs!

    6/15/2017 9:10:55 AM, by GO_ROSIE_GO

    Yesterday we spent the day with my granny (90) and his great granny or visabuela. She was on cloud nine! She also raised me while my mom (single parent) was in the navy. She's one off the many hard working immigrants that contributes to making our country amazing. She received her degree from U... Read more

  • Cleaning the camper

    6/15/2017 8:59:57 AM, by PINKD333

    So, we are selling our RV and for the past two years it has been out of town on a job site for my husband's business (translated lived in by construction workers), and it was filthy. So for the last two HOT NC nights we have been cleaning that sucker up. It now looks so beautiful again. Me and my... Read more

  • Pushing too hard

    6/15/2017 5:14:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was the culmination of a month's worth ESY (Extended School Year) of plans. I had thoughtfully and carefully made plans for summer lessons, all based around a weekly field trip. I would meet the student at the library, and after our time at the library, he would ride in the bus to his... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6.14.17

    6/15/2017 3:59:03 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me mindful of my example. 2. gifts, because they can be unexpected. 3. individual time together, because it's nice when we have it. 4. time in the garden, because it always makes me feel better. 5. peace, because it is lovely when it's available. 6. getting... Read more

  • What do you do when you plateau?

    6/15/2017 1:30:22 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    For the past 3-4 weeks, my weight has been holding steady. 179 lbs. Now, the good news is that I haven't gained anything. I've lost between 8 and 10 lbs, which is nothing to sneeze at, and I've settled in the 170's, which psychologically feels a lot better than being stuck in the 180s, even th... Read more

  • A nice suggestion changed my mood!

    6/14/2017 11:51:37 PM, by LORNALARSON1

    So yesterday I posted that I want to lose 70. While this is true, and I won't let go of that goal, a better way to look at it is through "micro goals". Some wise person posted in a comment below that I should aim for a different target. Makes sense. I've been saying I want to lose weight for 15 ... Read more

  • Busy busy....fun Wednesday

    6/14/2017 10:42:51 PM, by TERRI289

    Zumba went great!! Yay!! Coffee with the girls was excellent and then it was off to walk the dog since the temperature had dropped. A quick sandwich and a shower before the dental cleaning. Ran a few errands and then it was off to library committee after dinner. Ending the day with Galaxy ... Read more

  • Binged yesterday...weighed today shocked...

    6/14/2017 6:50:47 PM, by BETHHARRIS

    O.K. so in the interest of analyzing my own behavior like I would've someone else's in the lab when I worked with human and non-human primate cognition and learning experiments, oh ,yes, still paying student loans for that one too but I wasn't ALWAYS a bartender LOL a wholly other tangential story ... Read more

  • The Great Purge: Part II

    6/14/2017 4:52:25 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I'm still in the process of going through my wardrobe... if I'm going to be honest, I haven't even started trying stuff on! When I started pulling clothing out of my closet, I realized how unbearably messy it had become... so I ended up pulling EVERYTHING out of the closet. I am still going thr... Read more

  • Rain

    6/14/2017 2:22:50 PM, by DRAGKULENIA

    Wow the rain is so wonderful. I love when it rains. I wish for a full day of rain. I enjoy playing in the rain. How is the weather in your neck of the woods?... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #65 - Dog Surgery

    6/14/2017 12:52:04 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Today was a tough morning. Our oldest dog, Loomis, went in for surgery this morning. He had a mass under his front leg that I discovered a little over a month ago. Once I noticed it we took him in for an exam and the doctor recommended surgery. They don't think it's cancer but really felt it best th... Read more

  • Gratitude: Library, rest, sleep, scale progress!

    6/14/2017 12:48:08 PM, by GEEKYBOOKWORM

    Guys, I got over 7 hours of sleep last night! I totally slept past my alarm by a bit to get that, but both girls slept thru the night. Sleep is wonderful! Things I am grateful for today: 1. The local library. I went to the library with the girls last night. E loooooves the library, and I ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/14/2017 9:38:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i came across some clothes i had not worn in a while. so i tried them on the other day and they are fitting me really well. when i had the job, i treated myself to some nice clothes. i wore some of the nice clothes yesterday and i received so many compliments and felt more confident. my daughter has... Read more

  • Trying out a new maintenance weight

    6/14/2017 6:59:09 AM, by IMEMINE1

    Hi everyone, I have been busy at home since school is out and last night and this morning I am not feeling the best. I think I definitely have to give up cheese and maybe other dairy products. I have changed my maintenance wight to 105.0 My range is 100 to 105. I actually am up th... Read more