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  • I'm still on the wagon, I swear!

    6/25/2016 8:31:56 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    I am sorry I have been absent for some time. Though I only lost 1 pound this month and admittedly my fitness regimen has been sporadic, I am still moving in the right direction. I went shopping at the beginning of the month and bought a new wardrobe in Size 20s and even a few 18s. I started the ye... Read more

  • Generating

    6/25/2016 5:41:05 PM, by TRUEDJ9

    This morning went wrong. ... over and over and over and over again.... dispite that I went to the gym. .. I generated myself through a REALLY ROUGH day. Life is what you make it.... Read more

  • after reading how the metabolism of the biggest loser people dropped so dramatically

    6/25/2016 11:43:01 AM, by MAVIEPOOH

    it made me realize how important it is that I keep track of what I eat. I was so tired yesterday I got a coke for the caffine and looked at the bottle. Small coke 240 calories that is more than an hour of exercise. Then we ate at KFC. OMG I betweent he coleslaw, chicken thigh mash gravy and 1/2 ... Read more

  • befores

    6/25/2016 10:22:33 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    Today! The 5% challenge begins. My bags [waters] are packed and I'm ready to go standing here outside your door... Today's special features water infused in fresh lemon, mint, and lavender. Had my REV adjustment this morning. Walked a little extra before and after to get some activity p... Read more

  • Today 20,012 SparkPoints!!

    6/25/2016 10:16:21 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    Today I met a big goal for myself by passing 20k SparkPoints.... Read more

  • 80 year old fit Grandma!

    6/25/2016 9:47:34 AM, by MJLUVSANIMALS

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  • Grown sons

    6/25/2016 5:51:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    My sons are all grown up. The youngest just turned 34. How can that be? One day they are young, then I turn around, and they are men with babies of their own. I am reminded to never take one day for granted. Mathew and Lina ... Read more

  • Finally Friday-.Zumba and friends

    6/24/2016 10:15:41 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good day. Taught all morning, lunched with the ladies, and then had a early supper and listened to a band called Billy the kid. It was a nice day even with the thunderstorms. Looking forward to sleeping.Hope you day was good Sleep well! 102... Read more

  • Hard to believe

    6/24/2016 10:05:53 PM, by GREYLOCKES1

    It has been 4 years since my last blog. Guess it took a while to find a replacement for running which was my motivator. Biking is now what I can do so I need to figure out how to make it work. I think single track will give me the challenges I seek just need to ease into . Lost a few week this sprin... Read more

  • black black black coffee in bed

    6/24/2016 6:02:48 PM, by FITBIZZZ

    The boy and I splurged on some cold brew coffee concentrate yesterday and tried it out this morning. A big thumbs up. I know, coffee concentrate? That's kind of like those really quick cooking rice packs where you don't have to do anything but heat it up. When, as a society, did we find cooking rice... Read more

  • First Ever Post!!!

    6/24/2016 4:44:04 PM, by FITINSPIREBABE

    Well HEELLLOOOO there Yinz!! Its been a crazy few dayz here where I had a major wake up call! And started to immediately started a diet or well what I like to say is a healthier way of living . Started to drop pounds like flies but the real thing is my asthma to deal with when working out eithe... Read more

  • Day 136

    6/24/2016 4:32:03 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    The scale isn't budging much, but that's fine. My goal for now isn't really weight loss, it's gaining strength, speed, and endurance. It is becoming fitter and healthier, not getting the scale to a certain number. It seems to be working, which is pretty darn exciting! Here are some metrics tha... Read more

  • Cooking at Work!

    6/24/2016 1:04:47 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Just wanted to share with all of my fellow Spark Friends one of my new favorite things to do - Cooking at Work! No, I'm not talking about heating up leftovers or popping in a frozen meal. I'm saying really actually cooking in that microwave at work! My new favorite lunch campanions include a S... Read more

  • When I need a good talking to

    6/24/2016 12:13:55 PM, by MLIEN913

    I find myself reading other bloggers and thinking,"gee that sounds like me" or giving a pep talk in reply. What I've come to realize is that I am talking to myself as much as I am talking to them. That's the beauty of Spark People. We learn to care about ourselves the same way we care about others.... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/24/2016 10:07:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard about another upcoming job that will go for a few months. i am still waiting to hear back on the two others i applied to. the day school part of my schedule finishes today. then i will just have math and english at night school. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a g... Read more

  • On a date

    6/24/2016 9:27:37 AM, by TRUEDJ9

    On a date with myself at the gym! How could I not show up for something like that!... Read more

  • One Small Step Today

    6/24/2016 5:43:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day, let's move forward in our health. I mean every single day, I'm going to take a small step forward. How about you? Let's do this together. We can reach our health goals and live a fuller life if we just keep moving forward. I am not trying to change everything today. That kind of a c... Read more

  • Sugar Journal...

    6/24/2016 2:40:58 AM, by JLYNNS123

    So in hopes of being able to complete ALL the challenges, I have started the sugar tooth challenge. Today's challenge is to journal about my sugar cravings. At first I thought it was silly because I've already given up sugar 3 years ago. Then I thought about it though and realized there were still t... Read more

  • Thursday..needing more sleep

    6/23/2016 8:45:22 PM, by TERRI289

    Still not getting enough rest, between the dog and the older cat, there seems to be no sleep for me. College class was ok and then I picked up a wonderful salad to go with the protein for dinner. i had enough for a small salad for lunch too. Since the discovery of the lump on my leg on ... Read more

  • Weight Loss Update

    6/23/2016 5:32:13 PM, by COURTNEYSORMAN

    Hello friends! Since I am very close to hitting my first weight loss goal, I thought I would share a before and after shot. Please disregard the messy mirror and silly faces! I'm not done - I feel like I've just started regardless that I've been on this journey for over a year. I hope you find ... Read more

  • Unconventional Before & After (+ data points)!

    6/23/2016 1:27:50 PM, by CELLOTHERE00

    Data has always intrigued me as have the before and after posts of those who have successfully navigated the muddy waters of weight loss. The race photo captured at a 10K I recently completed has provided me with an opportunity to share some unconventional before & after photos highlighting my rece... Read more

  • Already Looking Forward to July!

    6/23/2016 1:11:41 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    July is by far my favorite month of the year. The weather's great. 4th of July is always fun. My husband's birthday is in July. And did I mention it's my birthday month? No - I don't celebrate the WHOLE month, but at least a few days to a week! Last July we went on vacation for DH's 30th... Read more

  • Gardening adventures

    6/23/2016 1:09:31 PM, by LADYREDCOMET

    I harvested the first, unexpected cherry tomatoes from my small garden last night... It was very exciting! And they were surprisingly yummy, considering I've never been a fan of tomatoes before. Here's hoping my kale, eggplant, bell peppers, zucchini, and herbs do as well as the tomatoes in the com... Read more

  • Equipment arrived

    6/23/2016 12:55:36 PM, by MLIEN913

    I am a very happy camper now. 224 . Last night both the new bike and the pilates chair arrived. I brought both upstairs, 2 levels, on my own. Each package weighed 45 pounds. 104 Today I put each together on my own. It took 2hours but well worth the effort. 521 There needs to be list... Read more

  • I need a friend today - girl stuff-men read at own risk

    6/23/2016 11:52:34 AM, by EXERTIGER

    I'm 50. Struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, and trying to get through menopause. I went to the health department for cancer screening yesterday instead of my regular doctor because they could see me sooner and dreading something for a week or so isn't good for anxiety. First thing when I g... Read more

  • Step 1

    6/23/2016 11:47:00 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Today I will finally get me some ME TIME. I was planning on going to the library and write up food plans and stuff but my grandma had a fall so I need to stay home just in case. Shes fine, just bruised knees. The plan is to now just sit in my room listening to music and still do the meal plans. ... Read more

  • I believe in plan B

    6/23/2016 5:37:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes our best plans to eat right and get in our exercise fail. We try our best, but there are so many things beyond our control, and our plans fail. Sometimes the plans of others and life can keep us from finding our own success. This is the reason why I think ahead, and make MORE plans. Pla... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6/22

    6/23/2016 3:46:00 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they give great hugs. 2. getting the oil changed, because hats done for awhile. 3. sleep, because it was needed. 4. kids making it where they need to, because I am grateful we can get them where they need to be. 5. precut veggies and cheese at the grocery store, because... Read more

  • Thoughts?

    6/23/2016 2:19:33 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    A quote from Baltasar Gracian's "Art of Worldly Wisdom." "Limit familiarity when dealing with people. The stars, precisely because they remain so distant, maintain their splendor. Divinity demands respect, familiarity breeds contempt. It's not advised with anyone: with your superiors, because ... Read more

  • Another warm day

    6/23/2016 1:47:09 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    a bit cooler round 85 and I made spaghetti and salad for dinner. Getting annoyed with the where is the meat. If you want meat in it cook it okay is about to be my answer. LOL. I had some cool carrots with that since I skipped the salad. Tomorrow is cucumber avocado chilled soup and tacos~ I w... Read more

  • Tuesday and Wednesday

    6/22/2016 11:21:35 PM, by TERRI289

    Tuesday was a good busy day. So was today. Yesterday I got a little rest in the afternoon and that helped. Dana dog still gets up at 3:30 in the morning so sleep seems elusive. Today's Zumba class went very well. Last night I put together nice lively playlist and it promptly disappeared over ni... Read more

  • Sticking with it

    6/22/2016 10:58:17 PM, by SCHWAYTHIN

    Was feeling good today because the scale was down. Then experienced a bummer. Someone I trusted really hurt my feelings. I feel so sad but I'm choosing to at least honor the fact I have no desire to stuff my feelings down with food. Just being present in my sadness. :( Something I haven't always bee... Read more

  • Weekend Watermelon Fast

    6/22/2016 7:58:51 PM, by SKATER787

    After 9 months of plateau, I revisited the idea of mono fruit fasting for the weekend. It's all you can eat watermelon and watermelon only starting Saturday morning and ended Sunday evening. The nice thing is it cuts down on cooking and I use less prepared foods. I'm happy to report that it busted t... Read more

  • Whole30 RoundUp - I DID IT!!!

    6/22/2016 7:50:37 PM, by ALICIALYNNE

    I can't believe it! 30 days without any binge eating, alcohol, grains, added sugar - artificial or natural. To be honest, I didn't really think I could do it, especially when my husband started cheating on it. First things first, the numbers: May 1st numbers: Waist: 40 Hips:... Read more

  • Hot and bored today

    6/22/2016 12:05:12 PM, by MLIEN913

    It is hot and humid again which makes it challenging to exercise. The summer is a pain, literally, because of the humidity making my joints ache. I refuse to let that stop me but it is challenging. I'm feeling bored today too which isn't good. Exercise bores me. Eating bores me. It's a good day a... Read more

  • Spark coach

    6/22/2016 11:28:43 AM, by MISSA526

    My biggest accomplishment so far has been consistently losing weight no matter how little and forgiving myself for slip ups which has taken years to do!... Read more

  • a much cooler day

    6/22/2016 10:45:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it is much cooler here today and that feels so good. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • where's that smell?

    6/22/2016 8:36:00 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    Hot Yoga was SO good last night and a perfect way to celebrate International Yoga Day. The "free"-ness was a help too. This particular studio [was] weird in that they were known for being a bunch hard core competitive yogis. I say "weird" because hard core+competitive+yogis does not calculate. BUT I... Read more

  • Home at last!

    6/22/2016 5:22:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, Over a week ago, I wrote about my sister who is homeless. Today, things are looking up for her! First, she was put on the waiting list for an apartment in a complex. This was good, but not what is needed. So we kept looking and praying and encouraging her that good things are com... Read more

  • My new staple foods

    6/21/2016 4:22:26 PM, by KRISZTA11

    Early April I stopped eating meat regularly. I only eat a small portion of meat when someone (usually DS) cooks for the family, especially to honor the cook and show my appreciation. I don't miss it. To make sure I get enough protein and nutrients, I planned to eat more eggs, diary and legumes. ... Read more

  • a bit off

    6/21/2016 1:38:39 PM, by FITBIZZZ

    So my resolve to stay focused on one subject in a post, lasted all of two posts. Heheh. WELLNESS & HEALING I am so sore! I've have had 4 sessions with the chiropractor. I really don't like calling these docs chiropractors. There's no popping, jolting, or the like. There are pressure poi... Read more

  • The Rusty Race!

    6/21/2016 12:55:38 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Sunday me and the bestie ran our race for the month of June. We had a fun time but it was SOOO hot! Usually our runs are earlier in the morning - but because this was a run hosted by a local band and had a lot of activities afterwards it was held at 11 AM. That meant instead of a nice 65-60ish it wa... Read more

  • Hello Old Friend.

    6/21/2016 11:39:39 AM, by GO_ROSIE_GO

    Before our wedding, Dec. 2014, I was working with my trainer, able to go to the gym after a long day then get ready for the next day. This past year and a half have been completely different! After a long day at school I get to drive 45-60 minutes in lovely traffic (to our lovely new home!), decompr... Read more

  • Side tracked

    6/21/2016 10:51:55 AM, by MLIEN913

    I'm feeling side tracked lately. The weight is holding on for dear life. There have been many days that I want to give in to temptation but then I think of the shame of failure and I force myself to stop. I've bought a pilates chair from QVC that I hooe will shake my workouts up. I'm usuing the work... Read more

  • a much cooler day

    6/21/2016 8:10:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    not as humid and hot here today as it was yesterday. i have a job interview this morning, so i am spending the morning getting ready for it. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • White Ledges

    6/21/2016 5:37:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Monday was a hiking day! John and I started out from the White Ledges Campground, located south of Conway, NH. The weatherman promised us a warm day, so we got up early, and prepared for that promise. We were on the trail, located right in the campground, by 7:30. I am glad that we brought... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6/20

    6/21/2016 2:40:47 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are resilient. 2. getting things done, because it feels good. 3. arrangements, because plans can be good. 4. returns, because getting the rest of the story is relieving. 5. distance, because separation feels better. 6. chocolate, because sometimes it really is t... Read more

  • Monday...day after Father's Day

    6/20/2016 10:09:50 PM, by TERRI289

    Overall, a good day. Class went well even with some dicey moments on the electronics. A friend extended a spur of the moment invite to her house for lunch and pool it was nice. Her daughter had friends coming over and she has a great lab/husky dog named Yogi. What a fun time!!! She even se... Read more

  • The Good The Bad And the Ugly

    6/20/2016 9:08:32 PM, by KELLIEBEAN

    DH and I just got back from a long weekend motorcycle trip to French Lick, IN. We had a bit of a Murphy's Law start.... We thought the 'bridge out' detour sign did not mean the bridge we needed.... it was! We back tracked and got stuck in traffic. It was HOT! Later I made DH pull over beca... Read more

  • Start Over

    6/20/2016 8:56:47 PM, by SKJALDDIS

    It's been about a year and a half since i've really worked out (without having a gym class in college), and i'm ready to start back up again! This time I not only plan on writing a journal every day to help keep me motivated and to see how far i've gone, but i'm also planning on creating meals for a... Read more

  • Doing the things I've never done

    6/20/2016 3:47:03 PM, by JSTETSER

    I've been asked to do something that I've never done. I teach children with special needs, and one student has speech difficulties. In order to motivate him to speak clearly, our team is going to create a movie starring this student. It will take many months to make, but it will make a big differ... Read more

  • Yummy salad for lunch

    6/20/2016 3:14:15 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I don't feel like cooking and a salad sounded good. We've eaten all the good lettuce, so all we have left is the iceberg lettuce. I through in some leftover bacon and pork roast . Then I felt like some zing and added some sprinkles of cayenne pepper. Then a couple tablespoons of fire roasted ... Read more

  • Too humid to eat

    6/20/2016 2:58:24 PM, by MLIEN913

    That is the one downside to summer; it's too hot/humid to eat. To put it more correctly, it's to hot to eat a lot. Yes, we all want ice water, frozen treats and cucumbers, but I don't feel like taking the time to eat during the day. Once the sun goes down I'm more interested in food but still not to... Read more

  • Standing desk

    6/20/2016 11:00:44 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    I've designed and redesigned a standing work desk for a couple of years now. I really need to act. Since Mondays are typically slow at the shop, I'm giving it a go at our counter. Burn 60 more calories an hour? Yes please. ... Read more

  • a really warm and humid day

    6/20/2016 10:31:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are keeping cool today. i have a good friend of mine on standby if my asthma flares up or i am otherwise not feeling well. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Home is Where...

    6/20/2016 9:28:46 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Well, it's official. My story is out in the world to be scrutinized. Or praised. Or totally ignored. Today I'm officially a Spark People "Home is Where The..." feature. www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
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  • DD #1 Update

    6/20/2016 9:28:20 AM, by PLMITCH

    Hi all, I realized I had not posted any updates on my oldest daughter. I'm happy to report she is doing much better, and was thrilled that she was able to join us for our Father's Day brunch yesterday! Still wearing a heart rate monitor, and will be meeting with a cardiologist this week. Hopefully... Read more

  • Cleveland and Denver win in the same year?

    6/20/2016 6:53:23 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    A championship? Miracles do happen indeed! So what does LeBron need to do now? The man has won in 2 cities! Can't sleep for some reason so I'm fooling round till 530am! ... Read more

  • Change happens in steps

    6/20/2016 6:05:53 AM, by G.I.JANE

    Don't you wish we could just go ahead and have that "aha" moment where life flips upside down for 2 1/2 seconds and then we're done? Everything is perfect and right!? Ha! We wish! That's not how it happens. Unfortunately we've gotta deal with all the sh!t we had ignored and/or never dealt with al... Read more

  • feeling HUGE but also hopeful

    6/20/2016 12:49:19 AM, by MAVIEPOOH

    I did my first 5K walking of course with my poles. I was DEAD LAST, there was a 300 pounder guy who was running and out paced me, but I made it. It was a goal and I accomplished it. About 2/3 rds the way my right foot started hurting at the bursa below the ankle I thought oh CRAP I am not going ... Read more

  • Happy Father's Day to all the dads and to the moms doing double duty!

    6/19/2016 11:02:40 PM, by TERRI289

    Hoping everyone had a good day. We spent it together, had breakfast, bought some water plants for the dragonfly pond, did a little antiquing, and celebrated our godson's birthday. Pretty good day...and my hair was awesome! Have a great week!!!! 381... Read more

  • My sister and her husband are looking to buy a house~

    6/19/2016 7:40:57 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    and they are looking at homes in their preferred school district for my niece who is going to the high school next to her middle school, capice? I have looked at some houses with them over the past few months and its all running together for me honestly. They really want what Paolo and I bought... Read more

  • Back on Track & Week Three Summary

    6/19/2016 2:16:47 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I feel like I'm back on the right track again. I've been getting consistent exercise for a while now, and I'm starting to get my eating back under control again. This is my third binge-free day which is the most I've had since the beginning of May! So I'm feeling very proud of myself today and thin... Read more

  • anxiety level: green

    6/19/2016 1:21:42 PM, by FITBIZZZ

    Wow! I didn't check in on SP yesterday. I'm SO behind. My Father's Day gift to the Walrus is to give him the day off and work the shop for him today. It's not a busy kind of work most times. Busy interspersed with rushes. Point is, I think I have time to catch up a bit. 5% challenge starts nex... Read more

  • Day after glow

    6/19/2016 12:27:04 PM, by MLIEN913

    After yesterday's serious workout of walking I feel a bit of an after glow. I actually logged 14,298 steps finally. My joints are a bit sore today but that is probably because of the weather too. I want to do more walking today. 311 I found out that my last walk yesterday was 1.3 miles in eac... Read more

  • Going places I've never gone, doing things I've never done.

    6/19/2016 5:39:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Going places I’ve never gone, Doing things I’ve never done. Growth is often measured by new experiences that a person has, and the new abilities that he or she gains. Today I’m going to talk about a new place, the Badger Factory in Gilsum, NH. The other day, I was out for a ride with my husba... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6/18

    6/19/2016 3:59:27 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because with them present there is always joy in my life. 2. getting my scripts filled, because it's time to feel better. 3. time with my friend family, because i need them. 4. getting my list knocked off, because accomplishment feels good and lists make it efficient. 5. detox ... Read more

  • Saturday busy busy

    6/18/2016 10:58:46 PM, by TERRI289

    In addition to my regular routine, I had an appointment with my foot doctor. He is young but very sharp and also understands that telling me to rest won't work. He diagnosed my leg pain as an overuse injury and my hi-tops may be the culprit. They may be too motion controlled for lateral movemen... Read more

  • Feeling a Bit Horrible / Fat

    6/18/2016 10:12:15 PM, by ALICIALYNNE

    As my friends know, I have been doing Whole30 for 27 days. So close to the end! If you don't know about it, Whole30 is a 30 day "cleanse" where you don't eat any dairy, any legumes, any soy, any added sugar of any kind and avoid processed foods. I have been feeling amazing on it. I mostly... Read more

  • Beck check #7

    6/18/2016 4:40:18 PM, by KRISZTA11

    Good week again. Took 3 days off, and spent 2 days - 2 nights on self retreat at my parents' house, this was my 5th this year. As the house is on a hill, and the back door of the garden opens to a hiking trail, my retreats always include several hours of hiking. Thanks to this, I did more exerci... Read more

  • Still running! That's 4 weeks now!

    6/18/2016 4:08:09 PM, by LIZZIE93-4

    This week is the forth week at the running room and is run 3 min than walk 1 min x5. The first one was hard on Monday night but I made a commitment when I signed up and nothing could stop me. The second and third one wasn't hard, more "medium" in terms of difficulty. In fact, I am doing an extra run... Read more

  • Incentives to get moving

    6/18/2016 1:48:28 PM, by MLIEN913

    I thought today would be quieter but my dog decided otherwise. She has been a great incentive to walk today starting at 5am. While out grocery shopping I found a new market has opened. Now I have an incentive to take another walk so I can check out the market. With all of this walking I fully expec... Read more

  • Before & After...and Somewhere In the Middle?

    6/18/2016 6:07:53 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    These are from when I was at my heaviest in 2013 and one from when I was at my thinnest in 2011 and then the last one is current. I'm only about 30 pounds away from that "After" picture and I'm about 70 pounds away from the "Before" picture. And right now I feel hopeful about getting back to that ... Read more

  • Finally seeing some progress

    6/18/2016 5:54:24 AM, by BIKEORAMA

    Eek! I'm two lbs away from my starting weight before I had babies. Interesting that I saw a 1.5 lb drop the day after my rest day. I haven't been giving rest days enough credit, me-thinks. Have to convince myself that they are necessary to recovery and should not be thought of as "slacking". ... Read more

  • The woodpile Workout

    6/18/2016 5:34:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a beautiful day for what the Stetser Household calls the “Domestic Workout”. This is a workout that involves cutting trees, moving brush, and stacking wood. The other term for this is the “Woodpile Workout”. Here’s how it works: 1. The chainsaw and all equipment are pre... Read more

  • Managed 11K steps today!

    6/18/2016 1:20:34 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    I feel like I am back on track with the walking! This weekend, tomorrow we are going out on the water in a friend's small yacht like boat. Starting round 9am or so, will be out until 2 or 3! Then we may hit the Cherry Blossom Festival for a period of time then probably eating out for dinner. Su... Read more

  • Friday night

    6/17/2016 11:08:57 PM, by TERRI289

    I am all achy...but I made it through the day. Classes went well and the nightime event was fun There will be pictures tomorrow. I even got an appointment for the foot doctor tomorrow. Hopefully, he will have ideas for my lower right leg, Good night... 381... Read more

  • Starting to Turn Things Around

    6/17/2016 7:41:00 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    Things have really been a struggle lately. My weight is up nearly to its highest since last June and I've had trouble with my eating for the past six months. I also fell into a very sedentary pattern from January to maybe April or May? But I've been able to get back to being active and I was feelin... Read more

  • 21 day fix

    6/17/2016 5:30:04 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Ive seen this diet plan ever since it became popular. I never thought about trying it because you had to buy things. Well today I was looking through Pinterest for meal planning and I saw it with the portions you should eat depending on you calorie count. I wrote things down; my portions and the ... Read more

  • Weekend

    6/17/2016 2:10:12 PM, by ERINLINDSAY83

    32 weeks pregnant! Eek! Finished painting the nursery on Tuesday. I got impatient with hubby's busy schedule, so I put the crib together myself as well, lol. What can I say?? Nesting? lol. Curtains are on the way and the bookshelf is almost ready. Then, baby's room is ready for her arrival! Yay! ... Read more

  • Working hard to be good

    6/17/2016 1:00:44 PM, by MLIEN913

    Pain is interrupting my day but not stopping me. I'm determined to lose weight this week. That means eating fresh cooked food and whole foods. That means working out to the best of my ability. That means getting sleep too. There are only 13 days left this month to lose pounds. At the beginning of t... Read more

  • Pride

    6/17/2016 10:28:55 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Sometimes we need a reminder to be humble. Sometimes we need a reminder to be proud. In my workout life - I feel like I'm honestly constantly humbled by others and maybe not as proud as I should be. I am the strongest I've ever been. Where I used to struggle moving from 5 to 8 to 10 lb dumbbell... Read more

  • I can't keep this dog

    6/17/2016 10:05:07 AM, by SSMITH762

    I hate this idea, but I don't think I can take it anymore. I awoke this morning, took the dogs on a 45 minute walk and came home to get ready for work. I walk j to my closet and smell the scent of doom. Yes a huge pile of dog poo in the middle of the closet. Sigh. When I got a dog from the shelt... Read more

  • Dreams

    6/17/2016 9:44:39 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I dont know how many of you have dreams that feel 100% real, or have ones that seem to continue as if the dream is actually another dimension of your life. I love and hate my dreams for those reasons. I hate waking only to miss my 'dream life'. Last night I had a dream that I want to return t... Read more

  • second sesh

    6/17/2016 9:28:29 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    I had my second session with the holistic chiropractor followed by an Optimal Living 101 class. I really learned a lot. I'm thrilled so far and I got treated by Dr. Monica this time so now I'm familiar with both doctors. I had a tougher time settling in this time but got just as much if not more out... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/17/2016 9:22:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview next tuesday. woo hoo! my daughter won a nice t shirt for taking part in a physical activity for her school. hooray! she had a great tijme at the zoo with her class on wednesday. i was at the zoo,too, just in a different area. we did not get to meet up on wednesday and that is... Read more

  • Spark coach

    6/17/2016 5:28:11 AM, by MISSA526

    Today I'm going to do a mile walk DVD!! And try to do some core work!... Read more

  • Blogging for Change

    6/17/2016 5:21:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes, the answers that we seek are right inside our hearts. We just need to take the time to listen to our own heart, and write down what we hear. That is often the process that I follow when I blog. It helps me to say YES! to life. (Do you see YES in the silhouette?) I have been b... Read more

  • Managed 10K steps today

    6/17/2016 1:10:19 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    finally got off my duff and went to walk, it was fine! Its blazing hot here but I like warmer over colder weather for sure! Too many cat pics on Facebook makes for a bit of a time waster today lol! Hi Lady Panthers, trying to get regular...no more being sick please! That is all~ ... Read more

  • Going to bed hungry

    6/17/2016 1:07:20 AM, by TRUEDJ9

    Going to bed hungry is not my favorite thing. But if i eat now. ... even if sensible. ... will cause me to spiral.... good thing i can just go to sleep and start fresh tomorrow.... Read more

  • Motivational Video #2

    6/16/2016 11:13:22 PM, by LM1272

    I think this video is amazing and it reminds me that all women are amazing in Every size! I hope the video links ok. If not look at YouTube "I jiggle therefore I am" http://youtu.be/kc1rtTgHsms ... Read more

  • Winding down Thursday night

    6/16/2016 10:44:43 PM, by TERRI289

    It was tired day...rough night of sleep, cloudy rain, and tired students. We made it through so that was good I had my last PT session for my back. I wanted to ask about my leg but realize that they won't diagnose so I did some research. Hope resting and some pain ointments help. I need to che... Read more

  • Things didn't quite work out as planned...

    6/16/2016 2:53:32 PM, by CATTUTT

    In my last blog entry, I was very excited about the new job I was going to be starting. Welp... that didn't happen. I'm sure all of you that have been friends with me for a long time know, but for anyone that doesn't, I have a severe anxiety disorder and am on disability because of it. I thou... Read more

  • Skipping steps

    6/16/2016 2:11:34 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I was watching American Ninja Warrior and saw commercials for the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge and all I can think about is what it would be like to be on one of those teams. If I ever want to get to that level I have to work hard. Now I just cant go right to the gym and do a lot of cardio ... Read more

  • Farmers Market Love!

    6/16/2016 1:51:45 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Have I ever told you that I love Farmers Markets? And right now is *almost* the perfect time of the year for them! Yes - here in Cincinnati they've been going on since May, but late spring is when stuff gets interesting. It's time for the parade of fresh fruits and vegetables to start! And star... Read more

  • Spark coach

    6/16/2016 1:35:44 PM, by MISSA526

    One of my favorite quotes is " Don't let someone else hold the key to your dreams"... Read more

  • Update on cutting back

    6/16/2016 12:00:55 PM, by CHESSARIA

    I've cut back on the lattes significantly. I've had one maybe every couple of weeks since my last post. I've also cut back on spending in other areas, like items I want, but don't need. I haven't bought new clothing in a number of months. I splurged a little on some books at the end of last mont... Read more

  • Streak broken

    6/16/2016 10:19:38 AM, by MLIEN913

    I think I broke my streak yesterday by nit blogging. At least I did not break my streak of working out of drinking water. I can't say that my eating has been on point at each meal. Today I am off to a good start, I hope. I started with a Good Earth breakfast burrito and a Mama Chia Joyful Greens d... Read more

  • i'm crooked

    6/16/2016 7:48:05 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    SO! I had more health news to share like I mentioned yesterday. I told a friend (hheeyy SERENE-AGAIN!) I was trying to be more succinct in my blogs (not really how my brain works and that usually reflects in my writing). A little more focus couldn't hurt. I'm talking about more than one subject at a... Read more

  • Kindness

    6/16/2016 5:15:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    It costs us nothing to be nice. Nothing but our time and patience. That is what I gave to my sister yesterday. Just a listening ear, and some advice. I wrote down all of the facts that agencies needed to know, and I let her tell her story to people who could get her the help that she needs. I ... Read more