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  • Day 20 of 111

    12/20/2014 3:49:24 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    For starters...my mood improved tremendously this morning during my run. After checking my weather app, it predicted a wintry mix. I figured they were just teasing me. But only a few minutes into my run it began to snow, at first just a few random flakes. But soon enough, it was really snowing. I ca... Read more

  • Anchors AWAY!

    12/20/2014 2:48:19 PM, by BONNIEMARGAY

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  • Day 19 friends and cake

    12/20/2014 11:18:45 AM, by KAYOTIC

    last night turned into another no snack night, probably because Larry surprised me with a birthday dinner, and had invited some friends over, so by the time they left it was late, and we just went to bed! I was not happy when I got home from my massage, and found out he was having this surprise din... Read more

  • QUOTE OF THE DAY

    12/20/2014 10:59:41 AM, by TIMEHASCOME56

    There is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking on the bright side of things. -- Anonymous.... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/20

    12/20/2014 9:53:38 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they give me an excuse to play. 2. getting some shopping done, because it's time. 3. returning some things, because it shows change. 4. improved attitudes, because it was needed. 5. cuddle time, because it was needed. 6. second chances, because they are important. 7... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/20/2014 9:52:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend who is overseas, this morning. now i'm off to an even better start to my day. it is always a pleasure to hear from him. i am really looking forward to when he comes back to the city just before new year's eve. my daughter got quite a few things from the breakfast with san... Read more

  • Woke up at 4 am but still slept a lot

    12/20/2014 7:28:53 AM, by MISSA526

    My antibiotics make me nauseous and sometimes puke. I tried to call my Dr on Friday but the office was closed all day for some unknown reason. So I'm just trying to get by till Monday when they open at 9 am. The good news is my bronchitis is getting better and I can talk easier. The bad news is I ha... Read more

  • Update week 51

    12/20/2014 7:13:41 AM, by 2015TODAY

    Here's my update over the past week. Sugar free. I remained sugar- and cocoa free in the past week. Except.... - I confess! - for one single chocolate yesterday when I had just had a massage. I am a masseur myself but I don't RECEIVE massages often, this was a special opportunity, to get on... Read more

  • Mamma, me, and her sewing machines

    12/20/2014 6:13:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Mamma taught me to sew when I was young on a treddle.. I must admit, for years, I let her do all of the hard parts. It took some time to coordinate the foot action with getting the sewing needle speed just right. Down through the... Read more

  • Friday-a fun day

    12/19/2014 11:02:03 PM, by TERRI289

    Double Zumba, followed by getting my staples out,and lunch with a good friend. Then an end of the week gathering at the local watering hole..aaahhh. only sour note....I didn't use the antibiotic cream(too busy taking the cipro pills)so the area on my leg is a bit scabby but hopefully it will h... Read more

  • Another interesting relationship article....

    12/19/2014 10:27:26 PM, by BAREFITNESS

    This Is How We Date Now by Jamie Varon thoughtcatalog.com/jamie
    -varon/2014/12/this-is-how
    -we-date-now/ We don’t commit now. We don’t see the point. They’ve always said there are so many fish in the sea, but never before has that sea of fish been right at our fingertips... Read more

  • Day 19 of 111

    12/19/2014 9:03:29 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Did a little better today on my binging...a little. I broke down and bought a 12 pk of diet Dr Pepper, I know it's not the best option but it helped a lot with my sweet tooth, and I only drank one. I know I just need to make sure that I am eating more frequently so when I did finally eat I don't go ... Read more

  • Finally done with my craft room!

    12/19/2014 8:58:14 PM, by CATTUTT

    I slept later than I intended this morning, so I was behind from the get go. I had to make a bank run and another PO run this morning, so I got those done and hurried home. Then it was finally time to get my craft room all organized. After dh built the bookshelf last night, everything was in ... Read more

  • I wish for everyone

    12/19/2014 5:52:51 PM, by ARMOMMI2

    My coach task for today was to accomplish one goal for the coming week. My goal is to reach as many people as I can to wish for everyone Peace,Joy and Love for this holiday season.... Read more

  • Day 1: High Protein, Low Carb, Low Fat, Mostly-Raw, Vegan?

    12/19/2014 4:55:45 PM, by PERSEPHONEROSE

    Day 1 Weight: 186.6 lbs If you don't like eating meat and are interested in being a vegan...but get sick on too much fat from nuts and fruit sugar, and you genuinely want to loose weight, while not eating diet foods laden with chemicals...then read on...lol I'm not like everyone else. I ha... Read more

  • Busting Excuses

    12/19/2014 4:31:18 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I am all ready for Christmas. Today I finished up my shopping and everything is as close to perfect as it's going to get. I got all the candy for Fritzy's Christmas stocking and all his presents are wrapped and hidden in the close... Read more

  • MBC

    12/19/2014 3:58:25 PM, by ZUMBALOVER2

    I am about a month into learning that breast cancer has come back in my bones. MBC Metastatic breast cancer is advanced stage IV cancer that is incurable. I will be on medication for the rest of my life. The hardest thing I have a hard time wrapping my head around is that although there are some t... Read more

  • sugar detox

    12/19/2014 3:51:30 PM, by MOMCATSCHENK

    Day two of staying off sugar. I am feeling it's a bit easier because I've really come to the conclusion it's hurting me physically. My body feels poorly since I've been eating processed foods again. It just is what it is. I haven't missed the sugar so much as I have stopped myself from giving into m... Read more

  • You're worth it!

    12/19/2014 2:42:23 PM, by BONNIEMARGAY

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  • Dear Diary, Breakfast was AMAZING.

    12/19/2014 1:31:31 PM, by INSPIREDSOUL

    Dear Diary, Breakfast was simply AMAZING ! It was soooo delicious. I made Sourdough Wild Blueberry waffles with some maple coconut cream. YUM. Each bite made me think, WOW. This is really good. The best t... Read more

  • This really touched me today!

    12/19/2014 1:20:33 PM, by 2015TODAY

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    g/dog-gets-3d-printed-legs
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    n-life.html Dog Gets 3D Printed Legs And Runs For First Time in Life ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/19

    12/19/2014 12:14:52 PM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they remind me to be present. 2. getting our tree, because it's getting to be time. 3. getting a run in, because i did it. 4. my chiropractic appointment, because i needed it. 5. my upcoming massage, because i need it. 6. muscle relaxers, because they are giving my ... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/19/2014 10:02:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter's last day of school for the year is today. mine will be in a few days. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! i have not yet heard back from the company where i went for a job interview a few days ago. if i have not heard back by the end of today, i will look for other job... Read more

  • Day 18 you can't control the reactions....

    12/19/2014 9:03:16 AM, by KAYOTIC

    Well, I had set this month up from the start so that my birthday would be a snacking day, and here it was, and I felt so full after the chicken and potatoes Larry served up that I didn't even finish the salad! So it turned into a non-snack day. I'll take it. And I'll have the salad for lunch toda... Read more

  • My Eating and Workout Plan

    12/19/2014 8:15:46 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    You know, this last week, I started strength training with weight machines for the first time in 20 years... OUCH in a good way. If you can't use your legs, arm b... Read more

  • Its Friday, be well my friends!

    12/19/2014 6:48:53 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    I'm listening to Etta James right now which is good because I erased my blog entry somehow lol. I give up, I'm going to type my entries in Word and cut and paste them over here from now on so I don't inadvertently erase some mind blowing words lol! Okay so I took a few days off from blogging ba... Read more

  • One more day!!!

    12/19/2014 4:52:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today will be another busy day of transition. It is party day at school, and kids will be over the top with excitement! Today is a day for me to forget about the academics, and focus on the children, and enjoy the day. Today I will listen to their stories, and their concerns, and let them play w... Read more

  • Nice Thursday

    12/18/2014 11:44:16 PM, by TERRI289

    I had a nice slow morning in..had time for breakfast before I went Christmas shopping. After shopping I had a nice hour long massage(my birthday present to myself) and then to a belated birthday lunch with CarolPrestige! I did a bit more shopping on the way home. My arrival was enthusiasti... Read more

  • Days 17 & 18 of 111

    12/18/2014 10:29:50 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Going to try to keep this positive... Yesterday's training was supposed to be a 5 mile run and I really wasn't feeling it way before I even headed out the door. The only thing that got me out there was that it was sunny and almost 60, it was just too nice to stay inside. Read more

  • ResQwalk

    12/18/2014 9:20:30 PM, by CATTUTT

    For anyone that has a smartphone and carries it with them when they walk, get the ResQwalk app. When you get ready to go on a walk, you start a walk with it, then just stick it in your pocket and walk. When you're done, stop it. Then, based on your walk, it makes a donation to an animal rescue of... Read more

  • Accountability Challenge 12.18

    12/18/2014 8:44:58 PM, by WITCHINWOMAN

    1220 ♡♡♡ perfect today! Even though a vendor brought lunch to the shop. Thankfully it was sandwiches, and not something terrible. Why is it that there are somethings (most healthy things) that i can control myself, and eat a h... Read more

  • Accountability Callenge 12.17

    12/18/2014 8:29:00 PM, by WITCHINWOMAN

    1938 today. Two different vendors brought xmas cookies today and i way over-indulged in them. Why cant they bring a holiday veggie tray? Lol. I work in a shop full of men, that probably wouldnt go over very good. But hey, a girl can... Read more

  • Day 1

    12/18/2014 6:44:25 PM, by SWEETJAINE

    A couple of hours ago, I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor to get the results of the bloodwork they did last week. Not only was I shocked that I was 2 lbs. heavier than last week when I weighed in ( I SERIOUSLY don’t feel as heavy as the scale says I am!!), but I got the “bad” news that my... Read more

  • Need rest But still need to take care of mom

    12/18/2014 4:32:54 PM, by MISSA526

    Went to my doctor yesterday. I'm om giant antibiotics and cough syrup with codeine. I'm still taking regular cough syrup so the good cough syrup with last longer. My doctor told me to get plenty of rest. Hard to do. I managed to get in a 1 hour nap and I feel guilty about it. Shawn doesn't seem to ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/18/2014 2:59:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm spending some time with my daughter today. tomorrow, i have to do some grocery and xmas shopping for my daughter. today was pajama day at school for my daughter. she likes when her school has that. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. so far, i have not yet heard anything back from that c... Read more

  • The perfect present

    12/18/2014 2:59:05 PM, by BONNIEMARGAY

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  • I am grateful for, 12/18

    12/18/2014 1:23:12 PM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are kind. 2. letting it go, because it's not mine to control. 3. honest conversations, because it is real. 4. grief, because it it is part of life. 5. muscle relaxers, because i feel better. 6. chiropractors appointment today, because i need it. 7. prayers, bec... Read more

  • Merry Christmas Star Wars Nerds!!

    12/18/2014 12:28:57 PM, by BAREFITNESS

    Christmas light display??? Not sure why the link doesn't work with Sparkpeople :( It's the correct youtube link. Might have to click, copy, and paste....well that sucks. http://youtu.be/z5dfpe_-Lgg youtu.be/z5dfpe_-Lgg ... Read more

  • Sugar

    12/18/2014 12:18:48 PM, by MOMCATSCHENK

    So I started the sugar detox challenge. I am to blog about the sugar I ate. It seems a little odd to be doing it publicly. EXPOSED! I am sharing with people how I am feeling about my physical state being addicted. I can feel the negative impact sugar is having on my body. I hurt. Period. So last ... Read more

  • Day 17 switching it up

    12/18/2014 9:17:17 AM, by KAYOTIC

    Since the day before yesterday ended up being a no snack day, I went and snacked it up yesterday! I may have hit those coconut chocolate almonds a bit too hard! They are like Lay's potato chips, you can't eat just one! Note to self: don't even start! Pilates was nice yesterday, ... Read more

  • Unsupervised goodies in the Teachers Room

    12/18/2014 5:31:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    Of all my downfalls, this is the worst. The delicious chocolates, lemon scones and peanut butter fudge got to me yesterday. Today I will stay away from the teachers room and the treats as much as possible. Thank God there are only 2 more days of school! Why can't parents send cheese an... Read more

  • My observations and insights about overeating

    12/18/2014 3:17:14 AM, by KRISZTA11

    I have been in maintenance in 3 years and 3 months, and most of the time it is easy for me to stay in balance. I'm doing well for several days or weeks in a row, then something happens (or nothing happens) and I find myself overeating at dinner. Nothing horrible, I guess 3-500 calories over, but I... Read more

  • Wednesday

    12/17/2014 11:33:16 PM, by TERRI289

    This is how I started my day....just the best time. Got my Zumba on, my hair done, and a nap! Pretty awesome Wednesday! ... Read more

  • Sleepy sleepy tonight...

    12/17/2014 8:58:37 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today has been a very sleepy day for me. I'm not too sure why, but I was tired when I got up and have been tired since. Despite that, I did get a few things done. I met my friend for lunch today. We had a nice visit and good food. It was nice to get to see her close to Christmas. She's usu... Read more

  • Christmas Is Next Week, Trying The Best That I Can (Sort Of)

    12/17/2014 7:47:56 PM, by 80SBABY90SKID84

    Well today I was at the Laundry mat and they have this electric scale and I just found out that I went from 224 last year to 206.6 this year, I haven't been this size in 9 years, but my main concern is and I sure it's everybody's concern here is Christmas . And you know how that is, openi... Read more

  • Starting the Sugar Detox Challenge

    12/17/2014 5:28:13 PM, by MOMCATSCHENK

    Going to record my sugar consumption and blog about it. Sounds fun! I know the addiction starts with controlled sugar eating then it progresses to uncontrollable. It's one of those cold turkey situations and I's going to be a bit of a struggle. I am getting tired of how the bod feels so I think it w... Read more

  • Tips from 'my picky eater friend'

    12/17/2014 3:42:22 PM, by 2015TODAY

    Yesterday I asked my friend J about her eating habits. She's the one I mentioned in my previous blog... the typical picky eater. She also an amazing lady. I asked her about this because ever since she first talked to me about how she eats, I have been toying with the notion that while I am mo... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/17/2014 11:55:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a job interview yesterday afternoon. i think it went rather well. i will know by the end of the week whether or not i got the job. my daughter has movie day at school today and she doesn't have to dress up,either and she can bring a pillow,too. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hel... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/17

    12/17/2014 9:54:17 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are forgiving. 2. downtime, because my brain needs it. 3. education opportunities, because growth is good. 4. heaters that work, because warm is good. 5. remote start, because warm is good. 6. silences, because it can be the better part of valor. 7. asian pears... Read more

  • Day 16 get to it!

    12/17/2014 9:54:14 AM, by KAYOTIC

    Well last night was supposed to be a snack night, but instead we were invited to our neighbor's for a Hanukkah celebration, and we got back later than we normally go to bed, so, no snacking! I'll see how it goes tonight, I may or may not snack (I had the every other day plan going so I would be abl... Read more

  • Balance

    12/17/2014 5:22:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    My students are learning about balance in geometry with glow sticks. I need to learn how to live a life of balance in what I eat and getting in my exercise. Too much of a good thing can be as bad as too little. ... Read more

  • Four types of eaters

    12/17/2014 4:30:18 AM, by 2015TODAY

    I wrote about this before but to remind myself I will repeat it. My dietician told me something like this: There are four types of 'eaters'. 1. People who don't care about food, they eat becaue they have to. 2. People who care 'too much' about food, they always want to eat. 3. Peopl... Read more

  • Last day of the Semester...yay!!!

    12/16/2014 10:08:53 PM, by TERRI289

    Today was high intensity...lots of students trying to finish up. Worked an extra hour and a half and several managed to finish..YAY!!!! I had dinner with two close friends, and our husbands..what a wonderful time. Food was yummy and company even better. Sweet dreams... ... Read more

  • Finally!

    12/16/2014 9:04:52 PM, by CATTUTT

    My laptop finally got to me today. I was almost afraid to go to the leasing office to pick it up, fearing it would be another pink plastic doll stroller. Happily it was not, it was a laptop. And the laptop works, which is almost surprising, considering the debacle of getting it here. And it ... Read more

  • "You can't hate your way into loving yourself"

    12/16/2014 7:32:01 PM, by _SARIE_

    Today was not a very strong day. I got a gym membership at LA fitness here in town, its more upscale than the other gyms around here and I have been apprehensive about going. Long story short, I didnt even make it out of the sink area in the change room. I had everything set to go but i felt so ina... Read more

  • Day 16 of 111

    12/16/2014 6:45:50 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Managed a quick walk before the rain got here, it was touch and go there for a few minutes, thought it wasn't going to hold off but it did. Since it was a rest day, I only needed a mile for my streak to count, I try to limit myself to 20 minutes so I won't overdo it. Read more

  • BOOM!

    12/16/2014 4:08:08 PM, by ALICIALYNNE

    First thing's first, my goal progress. We are now 51.6% through the month. Pushups: 111/200 55.5% Planks: 201/500 seconds 40.2% Squats: 280/500 56% Cardio workout minutes: 42/300 14% Days all food tracked (not worrying about being in range right now): 6/15 40% For my cardio, I... Read more

  • Hard Holidays

    12/16/2014 1:34:17 PM, by SNOWFLAKE1984

    I am forever grateful for my kids and family members. I am however having a hard time this Christmas season with friends. Its like after a divorce you are seen differently by your friends. Invitations to parties this year have dwindled down to none. Even from friends that were mine and not his. It i... Read more

  • First and only entry of 2014.

    12/16/2014 10:50:54 AM, by FOXMOON

    So much has happened and I don't even know where to really start, but I just felt like checking in. It's crazy to think that I've been using this site for almost 7 years now, and I continue to utilize the tracker on my iPhone. I am so happy to have found this site because this really was the b... Read more

  • Spark Article=55 Things the Scale Doesn't Tell You

    12/16/2014 10:33:20 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    ~Melinda Hershey wrote this for The Spark Blog back on 17th of March 2014! (It's not the full article but a good portion of it. I thought it would be a handy reference guide for this time of year because a lot of people have issues with weight loss and those of us who are maintaining our goal ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/16

    12/16/2014 9:54:01 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are innocent. 2. a good conference, because it moves me towards the next step. 3. getting a run in, because it helps. 4. my appointment, because it felt better. 5. getting to a meeting, because it helped. 6. getting up, because it's all on me again. 7. recognit... Read more

  • A Suprise........

    12/16/2014 9:40:40 AM, by TRAINER_T

    This wonderful scarf gift was a suprise, I love it!!! I can't thank her enough for always thinking of me and for making me feel special. It has a been a friendship blessing! ... Read more

  • Day 15 Happy Hanukkah!

    12/16/2014 8:52:16 AM, by KAYOTIC

    No snacking last night. I did have a giant salad with dinner (Larry likes to pile it on the salads!) and that really filled me up (I'm still feeling it this morning, and not really in a good way...). Had my third training session at the new gym last night, it was a calorie burner! My heart ... Read more

  • Dear Me.....

    12/16/2014 8:50:23 AM, by TRANQUILBEAUTY

    As a part of the Biggest Loser Challenge that I am attempting for the first time this Winter (Go Diamonds!!!), a pre-challenge assignment was to write a letter to myself highlighting some of what I hope to accomplish in the ten we... Read more

  • What Does GOD Have To Do With My FitBit?

    12/16/2014 5:56:50 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Singing "All I want for Christmas is a Fitbit Charge" They have a new one coming out! It has a heart rate monitor! I need to save up! I have hope... You see, long before I ever get my heart rate up into a calorie burning zone, the pain form my disabilities kick in and crush me. I hold hope that that... Read more

  • Waiting...

    12/16/2014 5:31:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Baby Lena is heading north fron SC soon! I can hardly wait to hug her and play with her again. Thank God for holidays! Time for families to reconnect! ... Read more

  • Monday night

    12/15/2014 11:00:37 PM, by TERRI289

    It was good day, and the next to last day of the semester-woo hoo! Zumba was good, and I got some errands done after work. Good day all around...time to sleep! ... Read more

  • I Swear I Lived

    12/15/2014 10:39:34 PM, by KELLIEBEAN

    This is my new favorite song. I had a very challenging day, drained the life out of me but I still went to yoga. Driving home I heard this song by One Republic. I hope the video works for you. https://www.youtube.com/
    watch?v=z0rxydSolwU There is a quick ad in the begi... Read more

  • Accountability challenge 12.15

    12/15/2014 9:13:38 PM, by WITCHINWOMAN

    Grrrr so dissapointed tonight. 1779 on my calories today. Went over by 229. Did fine right up until dinner time because my mom baked pies. Had a slice of chocolate, 270 calories. Is so dissapointing. It seems like everytime i do well... Read more

  • Where did this day go??

    12/15/2014 8:55:14 PM, by CATTUTT

    I'm sitting down to write my blog... and wondering what I did all day! I felt like I kept busy most of the day, but looking back, I'm not sure what I was busy at. I woke up at my normal time and got up. I played online for a few minutes, then dh surprised me by waking up extra early. So afte... Read more

  • Day 15 of 111

    12/15/2014 7:52:31 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Not really sure what happened... I had a 4 mile training run, my plan was just to run at an easy pace and walk when I needed to. I was hoping by keeping my pace easy I wouldn't need to walk. But nothing about my run was easy. I am not sure if it was because I chose a very hilly route, the ... Read more

  • Family

    12/15/2014 7:14:16 PM, by BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY

    Hi everyone. It has been a very long time since I have been on spark. November was a difficult month. I got a call at around 5 in the morning and found out my sister overdosed with pills and alcohol. Thank God she is alive, and pulled through! But it was a very difficult time. She was rus... Read more

  • Update!

    12/15/2014 7:02:02 PM, by ALICIALYNNE

    I am loving this challenge! I swear I am already feeling improvements in my upper-body strength thanks to those killer planks. Unlike my pre-pregnancy challenges, I am doing UNMODIFIED planks. A week ago I could only do 15 seconds per set. Now I am up to 20! We are 48.3% through the month... ... Read more

  • This is a joke, right?

    12/15/2014 5:15:10 PM, by BAREFITNESS

    Is this guy for real!? My honey (together 14yrs) but not married and no plans to be. My views on marriage are for another blog.....My honey and I found this article to be hilarious! For my couples out there, how do you feel about cheating without even knowing you are cheating nonsense? Read more

  • Balance and imbalance

    12/15/2014 1:54:23 PM, by RABBITOLM

    (Warning: Kinda long and ranty) Balance. It's hard. I work full-time, I have a wonderful husband and a 2-year-old daughter who is the light of my life. I have two big dogs who need lots of love. I have a hobby/part time business that gets busy this festive time of year. Among all these bl... Read more

  • Dear Santa,... I can explain!

    12/15/2014 11:45:53 AM, by NUOVAELLE

    Hello dear sparkfriends! I have to admit I really missed sparkland… As some of you may have noticed I was on a sparkbreak for almost a month. First time ever during my five years here! I tried hard to avoid it but then I realized I had to accept this necessary evil of doing without spark. As my... Read more

  • Working Wife/ Mother Overcomes Obstacles and Gets In Shape (find out how she brought her husband alo

    12/15/2014 10:43:33 AM, by THEGETNSHAPEGRL

    This story is about my long-time client Teresa. I may have overstepped my boundaries in the beginning, but I am glad I did. Every now and then people need a little tough love and this is one case of how it changed a woman’s life for the better. Read more

  • Monday's Good Morning!

    12/15/2014 10:33:22 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    It's all about the attitude seriously! Even if things are going badly around you, choose to be happy is how I look at it! Anyhow, I am sitting here at my desk and it looks like it will be sunny out today despite looking a bit cloudy. I need to do a load or two of laundry today and clean my bat... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/15

    12/15/2014 10:31:42 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they keep me aware of my influence. 2. getting up, because sleeping would have been so easy. 3. text, because it is great for communication. 4. getting some laundry done, because it was needed. 5. getting my kombucha restarted, because i lost track of it. 6. getting t... Read more

  • day 14 snacking and skiing!

    12/15/2014 10:07:03 AM, by KAYOTIC

    Yep, it was a snack day....and a ski day! First day out for the season (we have season passes to Royal Gorge, a local ski area) and we got a light dusting of snow while we were out (for about an hour) we met a friend who also has a season pass, so we skied with him, and then went to his place for d... Read more

  • One more week to go...

    12/15/2014 9:45:51 AM, by PLMITCH

    Today starts my last full work week of the year, and even though we are not going any place special, I am looking forward to no alarms for an extended period of time (11 days to be precise!). Plenty to do around the house, plus I have a 5K race to run on 12/31, but am going to make an effort to car... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/15/2014 9:31:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    I returned a call from a different company regarding a different job. I am researching the company this morning, so when I hear back from them, I will know quite a bit about the company. My daughter is feeling a lot better and she went to school today. I will step up my efforts to get more of my onl... Read more

  • The app is DOWNLOADED and I am BACK!

    12/15/2014 9:16:03 AM, by _SARIE_

    I am so tired of saying the same thing at the beginning of every blog so let's get through it quick: I am baaaaack! ! We had an incredibly tremulous summer that I do not ever want to go through again. Non of the races I signed up for got done because of how things happened and due to circumstances b... Read more

  • Breakfast Yums

    12/15/2014 8:11:14 AM, by ECKYLS

    So I was given a huge bag of quinoa not too long ago by a family member that didn't care for it. So I've been trying to find different ways to use it. A recent recipe that Itryied and really like is for Apple Banana Quinoa Breakfast Cups. pumpsandiron.com/2014/02
    /11/apple-banana-quino... Read more

  • The Icy Climb

    12/15/2014 5:05:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    The weather report said "nice day". Monadnock did not agree. Sometimes mountains have their own micro weather patterns. Our hike was shrouded in a deep dark cloud, and the trail was covered in rime ice. The bottom did not look bad at all. Read more

  • weekly goals LIST -- post facto

    12/14/2014 11:15:17 PM, by PJH2028

    Monday 12/15- Workout with PT 11am Yes*done*! Tuesday 16 - Yoga NOT DONE - shopped instead Wed 17 - ? walk outside if not raining? NOT DONE Thurs 18 PT with Antonio Yes_*done* Fri 19 Treadmill or... Read more

  • Saturday/Sunday

    12/14/2014 9:07:10 PM, by TERRI289

    Saturday was good, family Christmas party in Lancaster. it was a nice time. Sunday, an open house with good friends. Another excellent party. Relaxing with episodes of Arrow..Have a great week! ... Read more

  • Accountability Callenge 12.14

    12/14/2014 9:03:10 PM, by WITCHINWOMAN

    1292 - within range today but not enough water. I have to start over at the basics. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Ive been dishonest with myself about my effort, and ... Read more

  • Feeling more like myself today...

    12/14/2014 8:41:37 PM, by CATTUTT

    Getting myself out of bed this morning was a bear. I had trouble falling asleep again last night, and was up much later than I had hoped. I woke up just a few minutes before my alarm went off and figured I might as well get up, but man I was sad about it. For just a moment I considered cancelling... Read more

  • Days 13 &14 of 111

    12/14/2014 3:15:00 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Yeah, I needed to get caught up and figured I'd just throw two days into one blog. Yesterday's run went great!!! I have to admit I was feeling a little nervous about it...it was my first 10 mile run in over a year and a half. I don't know why, I have done a couple of 9 mile runs in the last mo... Read more

  • Fall in LOVE with taking care of yourself.

    12/14/2014 1:05:37 PM, by INSPIREDSOUL

    Dear Diary, I am learning to taking care of ME. That might sound silly or crazy or perhaps weird. You live in your body. If you don't take care of yourself, who will. No one can do it for you. ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/14

    12/14/2014 12:57:33 PM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they need to be close to me. 2. sleep, because it is precious. 3. nights when my hips don't ache, because solid sleep is good. 4. nights when deck needs more space, because then I have more body freedom to sleep with. 5. nights when bug can find everything she needs thr... Read more

  • it's sunday

    12/14/2014 12:57:32 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week has begun. my daughter is feeling a bit under the weather today. so she is taking it easy. it is her last week of school this week and she wants to be well rested so she can enjoy it. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,,hello! as for me, i am catching up on some of my online ... Read more

  • Weekend Update!

    12/14/2014 10:18:59 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    Okay, first thing I thought of when I woke was has Betty White and Doris Roberts ever worked together? Those two would be funny times together I think. See where my mind goes when I am waking up. The other night I watched The Red Tent on Lifetime. I watched both parts, loved it. I was thinking with ... Read more

  • Real Gifts - More Mama Christmas Memories

    12/14/2014 9:40:26 AM, by BESSHAILE

    I'm all through with dootiful activities for the year and this is giving me time to sink indulgently into Christmas Brain - which, this year, includes More Mama Christmas Memories. I am one of those disgustingly cheerful Christmas celebrants who never gets enough Christmas music, enough Christmas ... Read more

  • Day 13 sticking to it!

    12/14/2014 9:30:59 AM, by KAYOTIC

    Yesterday day was a no snack night, and even though I started to feel hungry just before bed, and even contemplated breaking my goal, I stuck to it, resisted the urge, and just went to bed. Had a good night's sleep too! We were planning to ski yesterday, but the afternoon crept in and it end... Read more

  • Climbing Day!

    12/14/2014 5:54:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Monadnock on a calm day is much different than Monadnock on a frigid winter day. Planning for the trip requires lots of extra clothing and gear. I would never hike without micro spikes in the winter. We also bring our little sto... Read more

  • Apparently I have a rib fracture

    12/13/2014 10:53:22 PM, by DONNA_W

    In my zeal to get organized I was cleaning up my studio when I lost my balance. The table to reached for is kind of light so it just slide and I ended up on the floor. Did not think much of if, mostly a bruised ego. Then a day later it seemed like I pulled a muscle but then I noticed today ... Read more

  • 14 years of marriage to the love of my life...

    12/13/2014 9:39:24 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today was mine & dh's 14 year wedding anniversary. Seems completely insane to me that it has been 14 years! So last night I some wine. Possibly a little too much wine, but no harm came of it. I felt less crappy, and I was just at home on the couch chatting with a friend online and visiting w... Read more

  • slicing slices

    12/13/2014 9:35:14 PM, by ROUTE26

    I had 2 whole wheat toast with peanut butter for breakfast. To make it last, I cut each slice into four pieces so I had a total of 8 pieces. It is amazing what a difference that made!! I also eat real slow which make it last so much longer. Day 2 today and still going strong!... Read more