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  • Day 70

    7/30/2015 10:26:12 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    I didn't do so well this morning. I got up at about 8:30 am. I didn't have any breakfast. For lunch it was a weight loss shake and my vitamins, which was 225 calories. For snacks, I had granola bars and a bag of 100 calorie cookies. Dinner was grilled chicken and whole wheat pasta with zu... Read more

  • Now I remember ...

    7/30/2015 8:59:58 PM, by CITABRIA

    why I made a habit of working out in the morning. Today I had a 9 am meeting so I decided to bring my gym stuff with me -- that way I could go directly there afterwards. It worked! Not only did I have a great workout, but I came home, showered and went right into my study to work -- and worke... Read more

  • Binge Behaviour

    7/30/2015 8:47:04 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I set an intention for August which was to work on my binge behaviour. This week I've been emphasizing mindful eating habits and carefully measuring and portioning food. I've been drinking water with every meal and working consciously to slow down my eating and try to spend 20 minutes at every meal... Read more

  • Poking my head in...

    7/30/2015 7:42:49 PM, by CATTUTT

    Just a quick one tonight. Dh and I were out later than usual shopping and haven't been home long. Seemed like we needed to stop at every store in Columbus today! But the shopping is done, so yay! Tomorrow we need to do some cleaning and laundry in here. He's off and this place needs some lo... Read more

  • Meeting My Goal on the Slow Track

    7/30/2015 12:06:26 PM, by CANDOTERI

    I'm fifty. I will be fifty-one in a month. And every year, what do you think my birthday goal is? To finally get to my "goal" weight, get off some of the medication I am using now, and be "healthy." Like most of us, I know what healthy looks like, but it is so far from my reality that I get overwhel... Read more

  • Quick vacation update

    7/30/2015 11:54:42 AM, by KRISZTA11

    The location, the hotel and the beach is beautiful, I'm so happy to be here! Lots of running, walking, yoga and swimming, and food is plenty and delicious. We are having a great time : ))... Read more

  • Another update on the July Goal

    7/30/2015 10:46:36 AM, by CHESSARIA

    I am 800 calories away from reaching my goal. I think I can do it. Provided the weather is nice, I am planning a walk for my lunch break today, teaching yoga in the park tonight, a walk for my lunch break tomorrow, and teaching yoga in the studio tomorrow. The walking won't get me a lot, but it's... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/30/2015 9:14:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny summer day here today. off to spend time with my daughter. she has a soccer game tonight. all the birds say hi! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • BINGE!!!

    7/30/2015 7:31:52 AM, by MRSSCHENCK

    I ate an entire pint of Ben & Jerry's Half-Baked ice cream. One minute I was just scraping the surface for a taste and 15 minutes later I was scraping the bottom of the container. 270 calories per 1/2 cup serving times 4 servings! 198... Read more

  • Inside the A Liner

    7/30/2015 5:40:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    The inside of the A liner So many of you asked about the inside of our new chateau that this post is dedicated to showing you just that. It is roomy enough for two people to be comfortable in good weather. We will soon find out how it is when it rains out too. This is not a trailer for more... Read more

  • Wednesday..seeing a little light

    7/29/2015 11:47:47 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a decent day, Gym classes went well and my eating was good. We are still mulling over the death of our dog. Steve thinks that the stroke happened first and everything else after. We may never know. A close friend got in touch who had been on vacation and she was very comforting. I ... Read more

  • Day 69

    7/29/2015 10:34:49 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    Woke up around 7am. I had a cup of coffee and a granola bar before working out. Lunch was chicken sandwiches. I had another granola bar before work. I had a weight loss shake at my break for dinner. I had 2 cups of tea. I had over 10 cups of water. I walked for 1 hour and 22... Read more

  • Not a great day...

    7/29/2015 7:31:13 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today hasn't gone as planned. I was supposed to go to the insulin pump class... and got stuck in traffic halfway there and couldn't make it on time. That was a major bummer! I can take the class next month, so it's not a huge deal... but still, annoying! Other than that, I haven't done a who... Read more

  • Yoga time!

    7/29/2015 4:46:41 PM, by PINKD333

    I am absolutely amazed that Yoga Time is awesome to me. The first workout time I have ever had that I look forward to. If you have not found the exercise you love yet you will. It took me a long time. Here is a gross fact I learned about sweat, glad hot yoga reduces stress: "There is ... Read more

  • A Temporary Change of Plans

    7/29/2015 4:17:14 PM, by JESSICA-EVA-MAY

    My week has been somewhat stressful and the scale was stuck for a little while until I unintentionally upped my calories last week and saw a 1 lb loss. Yay! So I'm going to run a little experiment this week. I'm feeling a little depressed, unfocused, and scared and trying to find some comfort som... Read more

  • sparkcoach blog

    7/29/2015 1:39:40 PM, by MISSA526

    My hardest healthy habit to maintain is eating well on the weekends when I'm at my boyfriend's place or with his family. There is never any healthy food to eat.... Read more

  • ctrl+alt+delete.... Refresh

    7/29/2015 1:26:14 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Over the past couple of days I have been looking over old posts, both on this page and my old page. I found out about SparkPeople back in the fall of 2007. I feel like I have wasted so much time. I could have been at my goal weight back in 2009. But I tell myself that this isn't an easy thing to... Read more

  • Feeling a little good, a little blah

    7/29/2015 1:15:33 PM, by EL-E-E

    Hey there. I haven't been here in a while. I tend to get a little bit addicted to this site and start spending wayyyyyy too much time on it, particularly during work hours (oops) so I've had to cut back. Also, I've not been very faithful to my health goals, kinda eating whatever I want since about m... Read more

  • Update on the July Calories goal

    7/29/2015 10:13:54 AM, by CHESSARIA

    Last night after two hours of belly dance, I am at 8,947 calories for the month. The goal is 10,000. I think I can make it another 1,000 roughly in three days.... Read more

  • Lets Do This!

    7/29/2015 9:25:13 AM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    I had a really rough last week mentally and emotionally, but I was able to pick myself up and dust myself off and get back to it. Saturday and Sunday, I finally started back to running after being off for nearly 7 weeks due to a knee injury. Knee pain went away completely while running, ... Read more

  • Or...Not.

    7/29/2015 8:55:02 AM, by CALLIKIA

    *sigh* Guys. I don't know how much more I can take. I'm being 100% honest here. I am not trying to overreact, but the level of my frustration can no longer be measured. My husband called the insurance company Monday to get our group and member ID number so I could give it to my chiropractor... Read more

  • Being Brave

    7/29/2015 8:08:16 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I can't tell you how many opportunities I've passed up because I've beaten myself down before I've even had a chance to go for the brass ring. In the past, instead of losing weight, I resigned myself to failure almost every time. I could not believe in myself or be brave enough to face the obst... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/29/2015 7:58:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. got to meet a really nice lady the other night. even though i was not expecting to meet her, i am so glad i did. makes all the efforts i am putting in to better my life worth it. all the birds say hi. have a... Read more

  • yesterday

    7/29/2015 7:51:40 AM, by ONESPOTLEFT

    It was a warm but not hot day without clouds. My friend Lucy buried her husband, Paul of 65 years and we participated in the events of the day. To say it was enlighten might sound disrespectful but at the end of the day it made me appreciate what a blessing my own husband is... Read more

  • Our Pooped-out Pop-up

    7/29/2015 5:38:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Camping can be so much fun when the equipment works fine. Our pop-up camper served us well until it was time to go home. The camper got stuck in the upright position for the third time. The first time, we were on Mt Desert Island in Acadia National Park. The second time, we were on the Kan... Read more

  • Feelingtude list, 7/28

    7/29/2015 2:30:33 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. i am grateful for my babies, because they make me work harder. 2. i am grateful for finding what appears to be a lovely preschool for bug, because it sounds perfect for her. 3. i am grateful for things falling into place, because something needs to. 4. i am grateful for things falling out o... Read more

  • I Am The Walrus, I Am The Eggman

    7/29/2015 12:05:58 AM, by SKATER787

    I ran out of eggs a week ago, so it's time to cook up some. 60 eggs and 2 mistakes of breaking the yolks. Not bad. Cooking time was 45 minutes with prep and clean up time about 30 minutes. I freeze them so I can have eggs for 30 days. ... Read more

  • Tuesday...going slow

    7/28/2015 11:34:37 PM, by TERRI289

    I am having less intense meltdowns but I cannot say I am ok if I am not....oh well, my real friends will cope and everyone else will ignore me later. I stopped at the library for Dog Heaven(thanks PATSYB7) which was helpful. I also wrote down my memories of my 14 months with Thor. I will add as... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/28/2015 10:32:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am finally taking it easy after a really long day. i got to spend some time with my daughter and her soccer team won the game by a score of 5-4! woo hoo! she will be playing a game on thursday. this is for one that was not played when it rained heavily a few weeks ago here. she is ready to go for ... Read more

  • Day 68

    7/28/2015 10:26:06 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    Got up around 7 am. I had a cup of coffee with sugar and creamer. Lunch was Spinach and Feta Chicken sausage and whole wheat pasta with green beans, baby Bellas, zucchini, onions, and Parmesan cheese. For my before work snack, I had some trail mix. I had one weight loss shake for my break/di... Read more

  • Almost there...

    7/28/2015 9:42:58 PM, by PLMITCH

    My start date back to work is tomorrow -- Wednesday, July 29. 182 days from when I got my notice. Thankfully that was not my last day -- that was April 30, or 89 days, so roughly 3 months ago. It has been an experience. Good, kinda bad, interesting, a true learning experience. I'm sure I ... Read more

  • LEAF!

    7/28/2015 6:56:43 PM, by THISFITCHICK

    My leaf arrived!!! So excited to keep track of my activity. Life is fun! ... Read more

  • Keeping myself honest...

    7/28/2015 6:45:56 PM, by CATTUTT

    Last night didn't end as I'd hoped it would. I ended up with a mini-binge. It could've definitely been worse, but I was still pretty disappointed. BUT! I got up this morning and honestly logged what I ate. When I did, I found that it wasn't as bad as I was making it out to be in my mind. I was... Read more

  • Another step

    7/28/2015 3:04:43 PM, by DANIXKM

    Well after worrying yesterday my weight had stalled, I lost 2 lbs overnight. I think TOM really messed my body up and holds onto the weight a little longer than I expected. So in the past month I'm down 7lbs, inches, almost a dress size and I feel so much better already. 5 more workouts until ... Read more

  • Back again on the weightloss bandwagon

    7/28/2015 12:04:00 PM, by LOVINLIFE226

    I have been here soooo many times. You know how it is. You get to a point in your life, whether it's a number on the scale, or your pants are a little too tight, or something re-ignites that fire inside to get with the program. Each time I say it will be different. I will stick with this and mak... Read more

  • 100%

    7/28/2015 11:38:50 AM, by JPTOWNSEND

    Yup. I do give 100% during my workouts. Tho on any given day that may be a bit more or less depending on what I have in the tank.... Read more

  • What makes a difference

    7/28/2015 10:22:52 AM, by THISFITCHICK

    I'm learning. Still. In the past couple of weeks I have been doing a couch to 5k. I also have eaten cleaner, until this weekend when I went out of town for work. My body is starting to look normal again. I can see the curves I had missed before and it feels great. I really feel the shift. ... Read more

  • Turning Two!

    7/28/2015 5:39:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    What an exciting world it is when you're two! The whole world is beautiful and new And there's so much for a little girl to do! ... Read more

  • You need to burn 7000 cals not 3500 as originally thought...

    7/28/2015 4:45:20 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    to lose one pound according to this article. Not sure though, what do you think after reading this? By Victoria Butler ( It has been always thought that losing a pound of fat off your body required the burning of 3,500 calories. But the equation used to calculate that nu... Read more

  • Monday...transtion day..thank you for your care and concern.

    7/27/2015 11:19:24 PM, by TERRI289

    I can't tell those of you who contacted us how much it helped. Our hearts are shattered and our psyches are in shock still. I cry at the drop of a hat and dh is staying stoic But your kinds words really was good to not be alone. We tried to keep busy today and I also spoke to our... Read more

  • Day 67

    7/27/2015 10:33:58 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    Got up before 8 am. I had 2 cups of coffee with creamer and sugar. I made a pot and after it cooled put it in the fridge. So I can have my coffee without having to use the coffee maker. I got a late start. It takes me about 30 minutes after I wake to start working out. Lunch was chicken sa... Read more

  • Feeling good right now!

    7/27/2015 6:27:34 PM, by CATTUTT

    Last night ended very well. I never got anxious, and I DID get sleepy. I was ready for bed at my normal time and fell asleep quickly. I know that for most people, that's not worthy of comment. But for me, especially when I've been feeling off emotionally, falling asleep quickly and easily is bas... Read more

  • Feelingtude list, 7/27

    7/27/2015 6:13:57 PM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. i am grateful for my babies, because they keep me going. 2. i am grateful for rest days, because they help. 3. i am grateful for settling in, because life is better once they do. 4. i am grateful for wanting other things, because it's a relief. 5. i am grateful for sleep, because it feels... Read more

  • Sitting in the Stillness

    7/27/2015 5:33:57 PM, by JSTETSER

    Sitting in the Stillness In the stillness of the Forest I take time to sit and woods, Feel the fire Hear the birds And breathe in the early morning tranquility. Captured by the quietness Alone, but not lonely Doing nothing, but not bored Restored with peace within While si... Read more

  • Buddy Up List at the Indy/Noblesville Rally

    7/27/2015 5:12:29 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Lucy Crazymama46 Fishers, IN Beth ~indygirl Fishers, IN Tina Hoosiergirlindy India
    napolis, IN Tom McCourtt Dayton, OH Brad Bradmill2922 Jefferso
    nville, IN Andrea Rachelle50 Indianap
    olis, IN Michelle McJoyful Indianapo
    lis, IN Geoff Gmccuen Indianapo... Read more

  • NSV's

    7/27/2015 3:57:58 PM, by DANIXKM

    My weight loss seems to of stalled and has for the past 10 days and I have to admit that kind of discouraged me. However I do need to concentrate on the progress I have made away from the scales. I have lost over 8 inches since the start of the month (will check again at the beginning of next w... Read more

  • missed the trx because I paid my cable bill

    7/27/2015 2:50:28 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    got to the cable paying place at 9:00 am with six people ahead of me and I didn't get out until 45 minutes later. so by that time the trx class would have started. shucks but then I went and got a new battery in my glucose reading I'm struggling with my menu and eating out, I've be... Read more

  • Setting a goal

    7/27/2015 1:40:12 PM, by CHESSARIA

    This month, Sparkpeople is offering a virtual trophy for burning 10,000 calories. I'm really close to 8,000 so far. I'm thinking I might be able to get 2,000 more by the end of the week. What do you say? Do you think I can do it? Anyone else want to join me, even if it isn't for the virtual... Read more

  • A lot has happened

    7/27/2015 12:50:09 PM, by TECH1960PS

    Its nice to be back on sparkpeople. The biggest piece of news is that I have gotten married! and am in the process of moving. My life is go go go, loads to do. I am trying to get back into my fitness program after being away for 5 months, don't know why I stopped, eating has been poor as ... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/27/2015 12:09:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and humid day here today. the next few days are going to be the same. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. she says hi to all of mommy's friends. the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Anxiously Awaiting

    7/27/2015 11:31:17 AM, by CALLIKIA

    Thursday. Thursday is a day that could alter everything. And I'm freaking the heck out over it! Once we switched our insurance, I called up the surgeon's office and asked if I could go ahead and get my consultation with the surgeon. That consultation is scheduled for 8am this Thursda... Read more

  • 2 weeks and 5 pounds

    7/27/2015 11:21:54 AM, by HNORDQUIST

    A couple of weeks ago I just felt bad. I was bloated, heavier than I have been in years and sluggish. So, I went out and found an eating plan (I call it my kick in the butt plan) and stumbled upon the buzzfeed clean eating plan for 2015. Find it here:
    e/cl... Read more

  • Almost All Fixed

    7/27/2015 6:56:45 AM, by BESSHAILE

    All Fixed, Mommy was my toddler son's stock phrase for a number of emotional states. Depending on the situation it could mean "I'm done", "Help me", or "Get Me Outta Here!" Now and then it was said from a base of terror but far more frequently it came as an upbeat little chirp from a little boy who... Read more

  • Back from vacation, rested, and ready to go again

    7/27/2015 3:11:38 AM, by BOBOSENSEI

    We got back from vacation last week. It took me longer than usual to get "right" again. The heat was terrible, and we do not have AC in our rental. So when we returned to temps in the 90s we knew it would be bad. We retrieved the dogs from the kennel, and the first two nights they were pacing ar... Read more

  • Feelingtude list, 7/26

    7/27/2015 1:58:41 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. i am grateful for my babies, because they miss me when we're not together. 2. i am grateful for tuesday off, because i'm tired. 3. i am grateful for steady, because they make the days go quicker. 4. i am grateful for sleep, because it is healing. 5. i am grateful for new flavor so, becaus... Read more

  • Day 66

    7/26/2015 10:00:57 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    I was up before 1 am. After waking up, I had tea with some fiber. No coffee today. I wanted it, but I didn't want to go over this Sunday. I had some trail mix before I went to work. My breakfast was some of the Special K cereal with ΒΌ cup of 2% milk. For break, I had Granola bars. I had ... Read more

  • Only 56 days!

    7/26/2015 7:26:48 PM, by CATTUTT

    Last night was rough at the end, but by divine gift I managed to fall asleep relatively fast. I was feeling super anxious when dh went to bed and feared I'd be awake all night, but somehow I managed to doze off. That was definitely the best possible ending for the day. When I woke up this mor... Read more

  • One of my worse days ever...

    7/26/2015 5:20:25 PM, by TERRI289

    We lost our younger dog this morning. He got hurt, ran around like crazy and essentially succumbed to a seizure and heatstroke. We though that it was a problem with the collar but when he finally stopped running, we saw that his mouth was bleeding and a tooth was dislodged. I see him everywh... Read more

  • It happened in Bikram Yoga

    7/26/2015 3:55:43 PM, by BOLEBRON

    I began taking hot yoga classes about 3 years ago when a co-worker and instructor of the class told me that it was good for losing weight and to remedy body aches. I wanted to shed about 25 pounds and I love stretching and holding poses. I was uncomfortable- not in a constant pain- but my legs hurt... Read more

  • how to make this journey more fun and exciting

    7/26/2015 12:58:56 PM, by JPTOWNSEND

    changes in habits and outlooks - try a new exercise each week - like a new SP video, a new class, a new hiking route. - go plein air painting and carry my french easel up hill! Oy! I'll enjoy this incredible weather and beauty this summer, increase HR, and let my wonderful old dog keep up with... Read more

  • Still here!

    7/26/2015 10:41:26 AM, by CITABRIA

    Well, I'm still here and still checking in! My plan isn't perfect, but I'm working on it. I got to the gym once last week -- I had a really great upper body WO -- and did core work at home one day. I've been having issues with my lower back this year and don't feel ready to risk doing core wo... Read more

  • Learned Something about Myself!

    7/26/2015 10:33:01 AM, by JESSICA-EVA-MAY

    Last week I was on vacation and daycare was closed. We didn't go away, just a staycation at home for the boys and I. Hubby is working a lot and didn't have any time off. But it is what it is. It was nice to just slow things down and do whatever we wanted every day. But by the end of it, I feel ... Read more

  • My First Cycling Adventure

    7/26/2015 8:14:09 AM, by MRSSCHENCK

    I joined a biking group and went for a "beginner's" ride yesterday. It was supposed to be flat terrain but it wasn't. I ended up walking my bike uphill many times along the route. We were supposed to ride 15 easy miles but we rode 18 grueling miles. There was a dog incident, a beetle bug in my ... Read more

  • This week in exercise!

    7/26/2015 4:50:25 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    Okay so let's talk trash here, I am pretty well fit, healthy and in shape right? I'm round 5"6 1/2, 120 pounds and I wish to go no lower. I look like Rhonda Rousey practically but I am a ginger! Eh, maybe more like Julianne Moore, Amy Adams or Jessica Chastain...Maybe Laura Prepon? I'm bad at compa... Read more

  • Feelingtude list, 7/25

    7/26/2015 3:52:20 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. i am grateful for my babies, because they snuggle in good when half asleep. 2. i am grateful for warm rain, because the concert was much more enjoyable than if it were cold. 3. i am grateful for running into friendly acquaintances, because it makes things seem closer knit. 4. i am grateful ... Read more

  • Yoga-Developing a Home Practise! How to start!

    7/26/2015 1:44:19 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    by Stacey Ramsower June 8th, 2015 (as posted on www, "How do I start a home practice?" is an oft-asked question in the yoga world. Initially, figuring out how to do yoga on your own can be a mystifying, overwhelming, and even nerve-wracking process. For many, home practice... Read more

  • Resting Saturday

    7/25/2015 11:32:21 PM, by TERRI289

    Other than the chores, it was a resting day. No dancing, no yoga, no walking except the dog. Body parts seems better at least. We went to two garden centers to looks at potential ponds for our cleared out grape arbor area. That was fun. Good night..... 135... Read more

  • Pets make great therapists...

    7/25/2015 6:52:15 PM, by CATTUTT

    My Beto came to visit me... Visit me where? In my room, where I have spent most of the day. I woke up this morning feeling crappy from the get go. Dh woke up not long after I did and we went to get a bite of lunch and go to the library. I ate super healthy, and not very much at that. ... Read more

  • Day 65

    7/25/2015 6:46:11 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    I got up at 8 am. I had some instant coffee. What I did was make it with one cup of water and then add another cup, but it only had the caffeine from one packet. I did add two tbsp of creamer and one of sugar. Below is a link to how to make homemade version of some coffee house favorites. I... Read more

  • NEWSTART CHALLENGE End Session # 8 / Week #4

    7/25/2015 1:09:57 PM, by SMILES4383

    Another Awesome Week ~ It is such a fantastic journey. Things I learned this week: 190 ~ NUTRITION Wk #4 Meeting #2 Reversing Heart Disease
    oYnSpy0 Knowledge is power...only when put into practice. EATMORE FIBER EAT REAL FOOD MOVE MORE What ... Read more

  • video yoga

    7/25/2015 12:41:23 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    Someone on sparks suggested that I do the yoga videos on netflix with my ages 5 and 9 granddaughters, and I followed that suggestion. LOL. They were use to their vigorus mom moving quickly. I have built my stamina and flexibility, I just can't do the opening movements and transfer from one pose t... Read more

  • Prepare for travel

    7/25/2015 7:08:40 AM, by KRISZTA11

    I'm on vacation next week and we go to a nice hotel at the Croatian coast. The hotel provides breakfast and dinner - this means I have to re-build my food plan for this week. I remembered there was a Back response card about travel, and that it said I should make a vacation eating plan one week ... Read more

  • My Lina Trip!

    7/25/2015 5:44:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Soon I will get to see my favorite little person! I try to be patient, but it is hard to be far from those that you love the best. She is such a lovely little girl, and she is growing soo fast. Gramma's coming down to see you Lina!... Read more

  • Feelingtude list, 7/24

    7/25/2015 2:46:23 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. i am grateful for my babies, because they make me check my reasons. 2. i am grateful for major shifts, because they make things interesting. 3. i am grateful for sleeping kids, because it makes endings to challenging days better. 4. i am grateful for one down, because it's less to go. 5. ... Read more

  • Great day in spite of......

    7/24/2015 11:14:26 PM, by TERRI289

    You guessed it, the cranky hip! It was a little ouchy during the class I taught and manageable during the second class. It got bad when I tried to ice and rest it. Sigh. I took an anti-inflammatory with dinner and it is feeling better. Will try to rest it this weekend.. Spend some time wit... Read more

  • Day 64

    7/24/2015 10:38:25 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    Got up around 9 am. I was up and down since 8 am. I had a cup of instant coffee with 1 Tbsp of creamer and sugar. Lunch was Chicken sausage with whole wheat pasta and onions, green beans, Parmesan cheese, zucchini, and baby Bellas. I had some cereal as a snack. Diner/break was a weight loss... Read more

  • 9 Ways to Make Exercise a Positive Addiction!

    7/24/2015 9:10:38 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    by Victoria Butler (as posted in Getting hooked on the health benefits of exercise will definitely improve your life! You will have more energy, mental alertness, a better mood and glowing skin. Here are 9 ways to make sure you get hooked and stay hooked on fitness: #1 Rise... Read more

  • My head is a really stupid place sometimes.

    7/24/2015 7:30:58 PM, by CATTUTT

    Last night I woke up and ate. Not a ton, but I ate. Small binge. I was irritated that I did it, but I told myself to forget about it, go back to sleep, and wake up feeling better. Well, I did wake up, but I did NOT feel better. I'm honestly not sure what's going on with me emotionally lately, b... Read more

  • Back on track

    7/24/2015 5:39:26 PM, by DANIXKM

    After yesterdays little blip I'm back on track. Level 3 was completed and to my surprise, loved. It's so much more difficult but so much fun. The time flew by and it was over before I knew it. Did level 1 after because I quite enjoy it as an extra. 40 minute walk and 10 minutes of weighted sit ups, ... Read more

  • The last few days

    7/24/2015 1:15:27 PM, by CHESSARIA

    I have been sick the last few days. I've been tired, aching, shaking, etc. I had to go to work as I just changed jobs and have no PTO yet. Aside from that, I did nothing else really. I went to bed early each night and slept through the whole night. I even canceled my yoga class Wednesday night.... Read more

  • Want to find something cardio outside besides hiking

    7/24/2015 10:44:47 AM, by JPTOWNSEND

    I want to do something outdoors to increase intensity without increasing impact. It is so beautiful outdoors and I don't want to go inside to the hamster machines until is is pouring down rain. I do feel my body needs a change - feel it in my hips. Maybe rowing if I could find a row boat on the lake... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/24/2015 10:26:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! yay! it will be a very warm and humid one,though. i am prepared and so is my daughter. all of the birds are ok and say hi. i have some errands to run before it gets too hot outside. have a great day,everyone and a wonderful weekend!... Read more

  • The Simple Butterfly Beauty

    7/24/2015 5:38:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Don't wait to be wowed by the big bursts of beauty. Make time for the little miracles- Around us every day Like the simple little butterfly.... Read more

  • Feelingtude list, 7/23

    7/24/2015 2:54:34 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. i am grateful for my babies, because they have lovely imaginations. 2. i am grateful for getting some house stuff done, because it felt good and was needed. 3. i am grateful for an impromptu girls' afternoon, because we needed it. 4. i am grateful for new friends, because they color our liv... Read more

  • Cleaning and Organizing

    7/23/2015 10:53:41 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    The other day after all the heavy rain I found a big bowl of water in our kitchen cabinet. I think we are cursed. I pulled everything out of the cabinet and cleaned anything that was wet. Yesterday we got a plumber out and he fixed the 2 pipes (the ones that go out through the roof). He also fixe... Read more

  • Thursday night.....oops,I hurt!

    7/23/2015 10:37:30 PM, by TERRI289

    I wondered what would hurt after all of yesterday's activities. My hips are a bit sore(from the slow burpees I think) but everything else is far. Yay I still feel pretty awesome... Work was good, massage/chiropractic adjustment was helpful, and we saw our godson in a play tonight, ... Read more

  • Boy, when this day got going!

    7/23/2015 7:42:16 PM, by CATTUTT

    I ended up sneaking in a walk before bed last night. It was relatively cool outside and I felt restless, so I figured I'd just get in a little walk. It was short, but it burned calories and burned off extra energy. I woke up this morning just as dh walked in the door from work. I hung out wi... Read more

  • Bad day but...

    7/23/2015 6:56:53 PM, by DANIXKM

    I found my motivation again. Stressed worrying about a family member coming back from the doctors and the last thoughts I had were on my food or fitness, obviously. I didn't really think when I ate and it was my rest day (had it not of been, I admit I probably would of missed the workout) I ate... Read more

  • Day 63

    7/23/2015 6:35:56 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    Woke up around 7 am. I had some trail mix for breakfast. Lunch was a shake. I had the other half of the package of breakfast biscuits for a snack. I had 3 cups of tea. I had some Granola bars. Dinner was half a steak with corn, baked potato, and some streamed veggies. I had some cereal to... Read more

  • Back after 189 days.

    7/23/2015 6:09:28 PM, by NYGIANTSGIRL85

    Boy, am I a slacker. Everyone can make excuses. I could sit and talk about all the personal things going on, and whine about how I've just been to busy to work out, or maintain my healthy lifestyle, but the truth is, if I would make time to do just those two things, I probably would have been ... Read more

  • Wednesday's Doctor's Appointment

    7/23/2015 12:09:02 PM, by JESSICA-EVA-MAY

    On Saturday, I discovered a small lump in my left breast. After loosing 15 lbs recently, I wasn't sure if this was related to just normal breast changes that come with weight loss or something else. It didn't go down over the weekend and my husband urged me to make a Doctor's appointment, which I ... Read more

  • Feeling a little less frustrated

    7/23/2015 10:22:59 AM, by CHESSARIA

    Since I weighed in a few days ago, I've dropped a couple pounds. It was probably water wight from that monthly friend. Regardless, I'm trying very hard to refocus on my food since I've already started working on my steps. Instead of fast food, my husband and I are planning to make a salmon ... Read more

  • First 10K ever!

    7/23/2015 9:51:14 AM, by DIANNE467

    In preparation for half marathon training (the big race is Nov 1), I ran my first 10K on Saturday. It was SO HUMID, just awful. The race results came out yesterday and I was bummed to see that I only placed 98 out of 124 racers a pace of about 13:21/mile. In my age group, I only beat 5 people. Y... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/23/2015 9:40:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i applied for a few more jobs today. i will continue to do so until i get something. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i finally had a chance to try out some of my new exercise dvds and i am really enjoying them. i am so glad i treated myself to some new ones. now i am even mor... Read more

  • Hows About an Update?

    7/23/2015 9:28:47 AM, by CALLIKIA

    Hey, everyone! *waves* Okay, so I've been a BAD girl and I haven't been logging into Spark and logging my calories here and blogging and all that. On the upside? I've been logging everything at My Fitness Pal and logging it all in my EC Life Planner. So, how are things going? Well, I h... Read more

  • Making Progress!

    7/23/2015 5:56:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    I worked with the Monadnock Trails Week (July 17-21) and it was a huge success! We logged 953 hours of work with 72 participants and worked on 6 different trails this year. Maybe I don't look big and strong, but working as a team always makes us more effective and stronger!... Read more

  • Feelingtude list, 7/22

    7/23/2015 3:02:37 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. i am grateful for my babies, because they make me check in with myself. 2. i am grateful for things working out, because they always do. 3. i am grateful for surprise visits, because it was nice to catch up. 4. i am grateful for prime, because it provides us with new materials. 5. i am gr... Read more

  • Word of the day!

    7/23/2015 2:52:43 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    Motivation is a choice! Even if you don't feel motivated fake it, make yourself get up and get busy with life, making the right food choices, exercise, drinking enough water, sleep, having fun, getting work done, spending time with family. All these things can take motivation! When you com... Read more

  • Welcome back!! (to myself at least)

    7/23/2015 12:46:21 AM, by EMMASMOM9

    Hello! I'm back after one blog post, and 7 years absence. When I signed up for this account, I had full intention of using this site to it's full potential. However, life happens, and what matters most is that I am back. I am recently a new stay at home mom with my 12 year old daughter who ... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    7/22/2015 10:58:35 PM, by TERRI289

    What a wonderful day...Zumba Gold class went well, and my friend's Zumba class after was awesome! Then I took a yogalites class and had lunch with a good friend. We chatted for three hours and ate healthy the entire time. Oh there was a pedicure in there between the yogalites and the lunch. Lat... Read more