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  • Pick My Winning Photo!

    7/24/2014 9:23:57 AM, by TRAINER_T

    These are some of the selfies I took to make as profile pics on some of my pages. I would like for you to vote on the one you like the best, please help me decide........ 1. ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/24/2014 8:50:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel a bit tired today. that is okay. school will be done tomorrow. then i will be off to spend some time with my daughter. i am so glad my good friend is in my life. he has been there for me through all of the challenges i faced and the ones i am now facing. all of the birds are doing well and sa... Read more

  • 40 lbs of fat down.

    7/24/2014 8:26:10 AM, by SFENNER

    I weighed yesterday and I have lost a total of 23 pounds in a month. That is GREAT! if i should say so myself. The better thing is I have lost 40 pounds of fat that is 11.6% of my fat down in a month. It may seem odd to loose 17 more pounds of fat than total, but I have added 17 pounds of lean to... Read more

  • TAKE THE RISK-CHANGE

    7/24/2014 6:18:45 AM, by TIMEHASCOME56

    CHANGE IS THE ONE CONSTANT IN LIFE- Life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.... Read more

  • Choice, Chance, Change

    7/24/2014 5:47:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    It all starts with making a choice. Decide what has to change. Take the chance! Put forth the effort to become something better! Change will come based on our decisions and our effort to commit to them. ... Read more

  • Shorts & T

    7/24/2014 4:06:12 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    The weather is just gorgeous here at the moment - hot and summery every day (it won't last, it never does in the UK!). I'm on 2 days off work - it's ages since I got 2 days off together because we've been so busy at work! But what a treat it is!!! To swan about all day just in my shorts and ... Read more

  • Super quick update

    7/24/2014 12:40:14 AM, by LULUBELLE65

    I left Ghana, spent most of June and July in the States eating and drinking too much, somehow seem to have lost another size despite the copious amounts of food I ate, went to a nutritionist who said that my calorie goal is too low given the amount of exercise that I do (totally great experience--sh... Read more

  • Noticing the difference.

    7/24/2014 12:39:31 AM, by ACE427

    I canít count how many times I have started the "weight loss journey" and each time failed at reaching my goal and in the end gaining a few more pounds then what I started with, ridiculous right!?!? Lately I have realized why.... Iíve always been a positive person but not when it comes to me but t... Read more

  • Good Wednesday in spite of my knee

    7/23/2014 10:10:24 PM, by TERRI289

    Thor jerked me off the steps last night and now my right kneecap is a bit achy. It was not a problem during yoga or Zumba but when the anti-inflammatory gel wore off, it wasn't fun. No dancing until Friday...will rest, elevate and ice! Had a pedicure-my toes look cute! Ran a bunch of ... Read more

  • Free Movie today.

    7/23/2014 7:15:40 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    I found this free movie called Feeding Obesity. I haven't watched it yet, but plan to. www.feedingobesity.com/m
    ovie.php ... Read more

  • QUOTE OF THE DAY

    7/23/2014 6:22:23 PM, by TIMEHASCOME56

    Those of us who refuse to risk and grow get swallowed up by life. Patty Hansen. ... Read more

  • Inspiration Picture

    7/23/2014 6:22:13 PM, by COASTAL6

    - I love this Inspirational quote found on Google.... Read more

  • Blessings, 7/23

    7/23/2014 5:57:27 PM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. i am grateful for my babies, because they remind me to pay attention. 2. i am grateful for smooth transitions, because status quo is good. 3. i am grateful for facebook, because it helps me keep up. 4. i am grateful for being able to help, because it good all the way around. 5. i am grate... Read more

  • Rain

    7/23/2014 5:02:04 PM, by SFENNER

    Rainy day in Jonesboro. Glad I worked out this morning...... Read more

  • #100happydays - Day 38

    7/23/2014 3:15:18 PM, by CHELLEBELLE104

    wOOHOOoooo! Happy day 38 - I am so happy that I pushed myself and jogged almost a mile today. I am even prouder that even after I did that I pushed and finished my 3 miles. I didn't want to at first. I don't know if anyone else does this but I could hear myself say "hey you did a... Read more

  • Life's Gems

    7/23/2014 1:22:42 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    I am really cheap, thrifty, or penny wise. When I shop, I look for bargains. My pennies are scares so I must make them go far. I love browsing for books on Amazon.com. Books are like treasur... Read more

  • Mid Year Check In

    7/23/2014 11:32:16 AM, by IGNAZIA

    Intentions: For 2014-- I intend to do yoga daily I intend to meditate and do Bible Study I intend to sell my house or be open to staying if that is what happens I intend to sew more/create more/write more. I intend to express gratitude daily. I intend to walk/run, etc, 1,000 ... Read more

  • Visit with Granddaughter

    7/23/2014 10:00:17 AM, by CAROLJEAN64

    See pictures in previous entries .... she is still just as cute, if not cuter. She recently had a bout with a viral illness that she successfully fought off herself. She is seven month old and a total charmer.... smiles, laughs, coos and "talks", loves the dogs, the outside, rolling over and her g... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/23/2014 8:47:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm almost finished school until september. just two more days after today and i will be done. it won't be as hot here today. some relief from the humidity that has been around for quite a few days. my daughter is really enjoying day camp,soccer and the reading club at the local library. every week ... Read more

  • A Breakfast Smoothie First - Protein Powder

    7/23/2014 7:39:16 AM, by ECKYLS

    In general I don't eat much meat. I may have chicken or fish once a week. So while it's possible for me to get enough protein in my diet, it's one of those things that I'm usually pretty close to the low end of my range. And since one of my current goals is to add more muscle, getting enough nutr... Read more

  • Camping at Gilson Pond

    7/23/2014 6:05:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    I found the most beautiful place to camp, and it is on my favorite mountain, Mt. Monadnock! We camped on Sunday and Monday nights. The campground was fairly empty. I loved the quiet! ... Read more

  • Blessings, 7/22

    7/23/2014 2:07:46 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. i am grateful for my babies, because they remind me the importance of rest. 2. i am grateful for busy days, because i feel useful in my job. 3. i am grateful for Cassie, because she bought me chai. 4. i am grateful for good mommies, because they are a good part of our job. 5. i am gratefu... Read more

  • Good Tuesday

    7/22/2014 10:33:34 PM, by TERRI289

    Work, errands, walk,work, dinner with friends..perfect..good night! ... Read more

  • Update

    7/22/2014 10:05:57 PM, by BOLEBRON

    For those that were following my blogs about the training for half-marathons, I want to give an update. I had to stop because my legs were hurting and I was not getting farther on the training. After taking a break for about 2 weeks, I decided to start from zero and train for the 5K again. I am thin... Read more

  • Time can bring change....

    7/22/2014 9:41:34 PM, by BAREFITNESS

    When I was fifteen, crushed on my now honey HARD!! I would never have guessed after a decade, we would actually be dating. I actually got married for a two month brief period before we got together with an on again, off again high school boyfriend. Looking back, it wasn't the right thing to do a... Read more

  • Lost weight on vacation!

    7/22/2014 8:34:08 PM, by VEGGIE_ADDICT

    I seriously impressed myself by losing over a pound on a two week vacation. That's never happened before! What a great success. Put me over 10 pounds lost so far. Just gotta keep pushing - I seriously went off my plan on vacation but was super conscious of portions and did a lot of walking. Rig... Read more

  • GREAT News!

    7/22/2014 1:37:19 PM, by JSTETSER

    My son and his wife both passed their medical board exams. We just found out 5 minutes ago. Congrats Dr. Mom and Dr. Dad! ... Read more

  • THOUGHT FOR TODAY

    7/22/2014 12:04:44 PM, by TIMEHASCOME56

    REMEMBER IT IS JUST A JOURNEY... Read more

  • #100happydays - Day 32 -37

    7/22/2014 11:54:35 AM, by CHELLEBELLE104

    Happy day 32 - 37 Okay so I'm am not doing so great on my happy day goal. But this is not a failure or a quit. Nope here are my happy days catch up. I am happy today because I am less than a week from my first 5k. I think I've de... Read more

  • Non-Scale IMPROVEMENTS

    7/22/2014 11:45:09 AM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    PROGRESS is PROGRESS no matter how small. I finally feel as if I am back to making progress. It is slow and hard, but it's happening. Not only has the scale been moving, but finally I can report my health is ... Read more

  • Why all or nothing eating always ends up being nothing

    7/22/2014 11:25:18 AM, by THEGETNSHAPEGRL

    Todayís blog comes from Fat Loss Coach, Jill Coleman. I stumbled upon Jillís blog and Facebook page a few years ago when I was competing in Bikini Competitions. I started following her and shortly after she took her departure from the stage as a Figure competitor and started focusing solely on SUST... Read more

  • Jiggle Free July: Day 22

    7/22/2014 9:35:22 AM, by GONABFIT

    So according to my work scale (you know... the analog kind. I mean the one that you move the big block over to 50-100-150-200, etc. ) I have lost 9.25 pounds sicne 7/5 or something. That's with clothes on obviously... I'm guessing it's accurate because those scales don't really vary in terms of weig... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/22/2014 8:42:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through another day. my daughter is doing well and says hi! today there are two classes. one in the morning and one in the afternoon. i still have some errands to run today. that is okay with me. i will pace myself, as it is another very warm day here today. all of the birds say cheep,chee... Read more

  • PREMONITION

    7/22/2014 8:35:41 AM, by COASTAL6

    First, when I woke up yesterday, I had a bad feeling that the day wasn't going to be a good day for me. I felt so drained not getting enough sleep the day before, and I didn't wont to do Sparkpeople, and cheer for my sparkfriends and my teams. I guess you have bad days like this, and I don't have it... Read more

  • My 1st goal

    7/22/2014 8:33:51 AM, by ANDRUK12379

    I just read back to the last time I lost a bunch of weight. I did it and I will do it again. My First goal, is to go down to 210 lbs. by August 10th. So first goal set. Lets do this!!!! ... Read more

  • So its about 1pm in Madrid right now

    7/22/2014 7:49:19 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    and it means its 4am where I live! I'm pretty good with keeping up with World Times on this holiday so far! I just had lunch because breakfast was at 730am with Paolo. He's free until next Tuesday for work now which is nice. He's mostly had a holiday but at some points on this journey there has been... Read more

  • SPIN, THUD, SQUAT, SPIN, THUD, SQUAT

    7/22/2014 1:42:57 AM, by SETTIMIA

    Good morning my lovely hula hooping SP friends, well if you see the title of this blog, this is exactly what I am experiencing at the moment, spin the hoop around my waist, move my waist a bit, thud as it hits the floor, and squat to pick it up, all in good form of course....and boy do I ache t... Read more

  • Blessings, 7/21

    7/22/2014 1:22:04 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. i am grateful for my babies, because they push me to look at what's really going on. 2. i am grateful for opportunities for new experiences, because they create growth. 3. i am grateful for getting outside, because it improves dispositions. 4. i am grateful for research, because it helps th... Read more

  • I feel like I am out of prison !

    7/22/2014 12:43:59 AM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    Well I've actually not ever been in prison,,, but, I was THREATENED with it twice in life,, one time I was only 7,, for breaking /entering with thousands of $$$s worth of damage. I DID NOT think about being wrong ! I did it for FUN ! ANd it was FUN, a friend had told me ,, she had done so the we... Read more

  • BLC25 Week 12

    7/21/2014 11:59:01 PM, by BOBANDTY

    The best thing about this round for me was joining a new team and getting to know some new SparkFriends. It's been a busy 12 weeks and I haven't been around as much as I would like to but I know I can still come to the boards and check in with everyone. I found out that I do well with self made ch... Read more

  • Monday night

    7/21/2014 10:45:26 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a busy Monday... Zumba was fun, the work meeting was 40 minutes shorter than expected, and I ran a few errands before coming home. Quality time with the pets and even a nap....that did the trick. I was able to do a lot of little things...got a few more things on the list. Made dinner,... Read more

  • The Point of View From On My Knees Is Only Looking Up....

    7/21/2014 10:17:10 PM, by TRANQUILBEAUTY

    Today was the first day of my new job and it was an absolute disaster in terms of my food choices and my exercise options.....or lack thereof.... I am involved in the opening of a brand new hotel and as we are ... Read more

  • More aggravating news!

    7/21/2014 2:18:48 PM, by MISSA526

    Well I went to see my new primary care physician. The good news is I really like him! The bad news is the shoulder pain I've been dealing with since November is the result of bone spurs and osteoarthritis. He gave me a shot of cortisone (which hurt like h***!) But now my shoulder feels sooo much bet... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    7/21/2014 8:48:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have so much to do today. i have one week left of school and that is it until september. i have to start an online course this afternoon. i have a meeting i need to attend just behind that. inbetween there, i have several errands to run. this will be a very busy week for me. every day, i have some... Read more

  • RE-EVALUATE GOALS

    7/21/2014 7:00:57 AM, by TIMEHASCOME56

    ARE GOALS CLEAR IF NOT: REMEMBER: ... Read more

  • Blessings, 7/20

    7/21/2014 4:37:43 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. i am grateful for my babies, because they push me to expect better from myself. 2. i am grateful for the extra night shifts, because they make my paycheck happy. 3. i am grateful for my brother, because he's mine. 4. i am grateful for babies, that need us, because work goes faster with them... Read more

  • The Human Condition

    7/21/2014 1:42:52 AM, by DANCEDIVAMISSA

    I love to watch shows that have an ongoing plot line and I am someone who is probably guilty of watching too much tv. I don't watch it for something to do because I am bored or as a mindless thing to do. I watch tv for the same reason I like to read a good book, watch my husband play a story line ... Read more

  • MY HULA QUEST

    7/20/2014 11:39:43 PM, by SETTIMIA

    HELLO MY BEAUTIFUL, INSPIRATIONAL, UP FOR A CHALLENGE SP FRIENDS, WHAT A FANTASTIC RESPONSE I HAVE GOT TO ENCOURAGING YOU ALL TO JOIN ME IN MY CHALLENGE. FIRST AND FOREMOST, I MUST GIVE THANKS TO MY SISTA WHO ENCOURAGED ME, HER VLOG IS THE BEST EVER, SHE IS AN EXPERT. WELL ALL WEEKEND, I H... Read more

  • I am back

    7/20/2014 10:56:41 PM, by DANCEDIVAMISSA

    Well...I am back. I feel like coming here is like an AA meeting for me. It keeps me accountable and I stay better on track. I have slid backwards...I am back to being a sugar addict. I have been eating sugar like it is no body's business!! So back to square one with one little difference. I am ... Read more

  • Sunday...a much needed light day

    7/20/2014 10:39:27 PM, by TERRI289

    At the beginning of the cruise on the Delaware Bay It was a bit gray out.... Then it bright... Read more

  • Short blog tonight

    7/20/2014 10:02:18 PM, by LOTUS-OF-GAIA

    This will be a short blog tonight, not a lot going on other than a relaxing day at home and one trip to the grocery to pick up a few needed things. I did my 2 mile walk this evening and was almost run over by someone in a Black Ford Explorer that was being a jack wagon. I was not even on a main... Read more

  • My 1,000,000th New Plan :)

    7/20/2014 7:46:02 PM, by SOUL2SHINE79

    Seriously folks, this new plan stuff is getting old....but I just keep starting and stopping. I definitely need to work on my stick-to-it-iveness! So with that said...I'm going to begin in the infant stage. I think I have been jumping in over my head, all or nothing, and I need to work up t... Read more

  • Saturday evening with my Daughter & her 2 daughters, 07/19/2014

    7/20/2014 5:47:14 PM, by SWDOTB2

    My daughter and her two little girls at Krider Garden, Middlbury, Indiana. We met up near a halfway point to walk in the garden. ... Read more

  • BATTLES

    7/20/2014 4:04:57 PM, by TIMEHASCOME56

    The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself-the invisible battles inside all of us-that's where it's at. - Jesse Owens... Read more

  • SERIOUSLY, Is it worth DYING OVER ?

    7/20/2014 1:46:15 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    Some-things are worth dying for, like protecting a child from danger. Most things are not. Never has the message ever hit home so hard. As I watch loved ones battle with their personal addictions I feel like screaming. IS... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/20/2014 10:35:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great day with my daughter yesterday. i will definitely have many more of those days more often. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello. i will be meeting up with my good friend later,after i catch up on some computer work. last week of school for me until september. looking in... Read more

  • BLC 25, A Great Experience!

    7/20/2014 8:28:06 AM, by STONECOT

    So, round 25 of the BLC challenge is drawing to a close, and one of the parts of the final WEC (Week End Challenge) is to blog about our best BLC experience! Firstly, let me explain the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge) to you. It is a private team of about 300 individuals, split into 18 teams, all... Read more

  • Special People

    7/20/2014 6:02:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    "We must hold in our minds these utterly contradictory thoughts: not one of us matters at all; each of us is infinitely precious." -- Jane Emily Bowers Today I am thankful for my two sisters, Donna and Amanda, and how special they... Read more

  • HULA HOOPING OR HULA DANCING

    7/20/2014 5:36:32 AM, by SETTIMIA

    HELLO WONDERFUL PEOPLE, MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND AND ADOPTED SISTA, WHO SET ME THE CHALLENGE, OPENED THE CHALLENGE UP TO THOSE WHO CAN'T USE THE HULA HOOP OR HAVE LIMITED ROOM, HOW ABOUT HULA DANCING, MOVING YOUR HIPS TO YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC AND JUST HAVE A GREAT TIME. I AM DEFINITELY MOVING MY BIG... Read more

  • Newest Pic of 240 pounds Lost Using Just SparkPeople

    7/20/2014 5:31:58 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I'm the one to the far right.... Read more

  • FRIENDLINESS TO SELF

    7/20/2014 1:23:53 AM, by SATTVA

    One of the key practices that keeps me in touch with my recovery is friendliness. This is a simple attitude towards life taught by the Buddha, that transforms my physical and emotional experience into a workable field of blessings: May I be well and happy. May I be joyful and li... Read more

  • Saturday night, no fever!!

    7/19/2014 11:51:03 PM, by MSBOOTCAMP

    A busy, busy day. No hanging-out late over here... Time for bed.... Read more

  • Down another pound

    7/19/2014 10:36:07 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    The pounds continue to be released slowly off of my body. Today I was down another pound. Adding in more fresh, raw, in season foods is helping big time. I now have to utilize the waist band ties to keep my sho... Read more

  • Feeling some kind of way....

    7/19/2014 9:42:46 PM, by TERRI289

    Don't feel like eating well, nose thinks it is a faucet, body is tired, got a federal jury duty summons, the world is crazy, blech... On a positive note, Thor did well at puppy class, we did some yard work(nothing like pulling weeds to make you feel better) and took a walk at our favorite park ... Read more

  • Journal

    7/19/2014 7:19:14 PM, by SNOWBECH

    I saw a food journal today that absolutely impressed me. Don't get me wrong, I have seen many journals but this one was different. It was done by one of my students. She had pictures of her family and goals for each that she wanted to reach. She had pictures and words of songs that she says make he... Read more

  • CLIMBING BACK ON!!!!

    7/19/2014 7:09:12 PM, by CHALICEFLOWER

    Here I am again!!!! I now have 3 grandchildren!!! Have recovered from an injury which really aggravated the points, so now I'm continuing on. Still making changes to diet, but it's fun to do the research & then remember to implement them!... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/19/2014 3:34:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weather is nice here. not too hot and not too cool. just right. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. the day is going well. have a wonderful day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • Great Wyoming (DE) Buffalo Stampede 10K Recap

    7/19/2014 12:01:20 PM, by PLMITCH

    OK, to the important stuff: Ran a very respectable 1:02:06 today in my 2nd ever 10K race. My plan today was be in the 10 minute mile range for the first 4 miles then start to pick up the pace and come in under 1 hour. Actually executed the plan pretty well, though my last 2 miles were 9:31 an... Read more

  • Poor Bear

    7/19/2014 6:10:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    There is an injured young bear in the woods near my home. He limps around, and now is becoming a nuisance. I am no longer able to run down our dirt roads in peace. I feel bad for the poor bear. He needs some medical attention,... Read more

  • Blessings, 7/19

    7/19/2014 4:51:26 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. i am grateful for my babies, because teach me about what is important. 2. i am grateful for epiphanies, because they bring release. 3. i am grateful for cherries, because they are yummy. 4. i am grateful for tools for improvement, because onward is the only way. 5. i am grateful for praye... Read more

  • It wasn't a failure after all

    7/19/2014 1:42:00 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    A couple of weeks back, I made some sunflower 'cheeze' which I blogged about and said it hadn't worked out. But I divided that pate into three pots and put two in the freezer. I have to say it's been wonderful! I'm on the second pot and using it in my lunch-box sandwiched between two Ryvita - wit... Read more

  • Blessings, 7/18

    7/19/2014 1:29:06 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. i am grateful for my babies, because they keep me tuned in. 2. i am grateful for naps, because they are refreshing. 3. i am grateful for consideration, because it's nice to be thought of. 4. i am grateful for knowledge, because it spurs action. 5. i am grateful for integrity, because it i... Read more

  • Shopping list

    7/18/2014 10:51:40 PM, by MSBOOTCAMP

    1. WHITE VINEGAR - great for so many things! I figure, maybe, if I post it here, I won't "forget"! Heh heh heh.... Read more

  • Finally Friday

    7/18/2014 10:42:55 PM, by TERRI289

    I went to a viewing for a lovely coworker and mother of two of my students.,she had Huntington's chorea which robbed her of so much. Still, her light still shone even when she could no longer drive, or walk. It was a nice service and summed up a sad week. Between the airplane that was shot dow... Read more

  • Talking about hormones

    7/18/2014 10:35:41 PM, by MSBOOTCAMP

    I thought I "knew everything" basic there was to know about what I needed, and needed to do, for my own health and fitness. I learned different!! It's been some time since I "hit a wall." Everything I was reading, everyone who offered advice, had me thinking there was something I was doing "wro... Read more

  • The Machines

    7/18/2014 9:13:03 PM, by BMCOLLEY

    Earlier I informed you all that I was going to join the machine race. Well, I have decided to remain where I am because the machines would be nothing if humans did not build and repair them.... Read more

  • My Daily Smile - Day Twenty-Two :)

    7/18/2014 9:08:48 PM, by TRANQUILBEAUTY

    Today I decided to do a bit of shopping....hoping to find a new outfit for my first day at my new job on Monday.... Well I went directly to my favorite store - Ricki's - where I am normally anywhere from a size 8 to a size 12.....and I found a blazer that I loved the minute I put it on..... ... Read more

  • I FOUND BARBIE

    7/18/2014 7:15:58 PM, by SETTIMIA

    Hello all my wonderful helpful SP friends, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME FIND MY FRIEND, I AM SO PLEASED THAT NUTTYBARBIE HAS JOINED SP. Everyone her photo alone shows the amazing results. WE CAN ALL DO IT HOPE YOU ARE ALL READY FOR THE HULA HOOP CHALLENGE. Now I have a l... Read more

  • Is This An NSV? (non-scale victory)

    7/18/2014 12:52:59 PM, by QUEENIEBELLE

    Either way I'll take it! Last evening I'd driven to the grocery. When I got back home, my husband said "Oh! Joy came over in person (a neighbor) and she wants you to call her. She said she wants to know what kind of face cream you use. She and some other ladies noticed your skin at the potluck (4th ... Read more

  • BF% check #5

    7/18/2014 12:46:05 PM, by AEROBISAURUS

    4/7/14, Body Fat % - 26.3 4/21/14, Body Fat% - 26.3 5/12/14, Body Fat% - 25.7 BMI 23.9 6/9/14, Weight- 134, Body Fat % - 23.8, BMI 23.1 TODAY 7/18/14, weight 132, Body Fat % - 22.7, BMI 22.7 1.1% Loss! Alright so I'm pleased w... Read more

  • woo hoo! it's friday!

    7/18/2014 11:26:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i will be in the highest level class for English! woo hoo! i am so glad i kept up my skills in that area. I know for Math i will have to start at the first course offered and that is fine with me. my daughter sends hugs and says hi! all of the birds are okay and say hello,hel... Read more

  • Day 2 Begins

    7/18/2014 11:25:41 AM, by LIZERDMAMA

    Morning :) Yesterday was Day 1 of my 3 day juice cleanse, and have to say it went pretty smoothly. Didn't ever feel overly hungry, drank about 64 oz of juice, a TON of water, and a coconut water. Started today off by juicing two batches at once, which I don't know why I didn't do this yesterday! ... Read more

  • For the Times, They are a changin

    7/18/2014 9:30:05 AM, by KELLIEBEAN

    Hello Sparkland! YAY FRIDAY! It's been a very busy on call week but I've muddled through without the stress eating thanks to my yoga DVD. My hips were getting really tight again so I got back into the yoga habit. It has also really helped with stress levels. I managed to get a couple short... Read more

  • Workout 7/18/14 Speed Drills

    7/18/2014 9:20:42 AM, by TRAINER_T

    Speed drills 8 min cardio warm up with hops 30 second drills x 2 rounds Speed run Decline push ups Speed run Up down planks 30 second drill single round Bridge w/single leg Decline plank knee ins Ankle touch oblique crunch Frog hops 30 second drill Bonus round: ... Read more

  • 30 grams of protein within 30 min of getting up

    7/18/2014 8:18:21 AM, by SFENNER

    I am trying a new slant to my diet. I know the farm hands always had BIG breakfasts then went to work. Hope it works.... Read more

  • Need help from my spark friends....

    7/18/2014 7:44:57 AM, by SHERRYSHELL2

    .....in deciding which activity tracker to buy. I'm considering the spark tracker and the fit bit but not sure which one. Any suggestions????? I love my pedometer but its just not cutting it anymore. I'm using it so much that I'm having to replace the battery too often ( the last one made i... Read more

  • eat like crap, feel like crap....

    7/18/2014 6:57:23 AM, by SHERRYSHELL2

    ...is my new motto!! I've had an off week this week. Haven't been as focused as last week, eating some things my body hasn't had in a while and I've been feeling it! I have been so tired and dragging, to the point i just didn't have the energy to get my usual workouts in. Its a catch 22, and... Read more

  • An Important Day

    7/18/2014 5:59:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    After a short family walk to the Church, Lina was christened. It was a simple ceremony with friends and family present. It was a peaceful time where we placed... Read more

  • The Truth About Weight Loss

    7/18/2014 5:58:12 AM, by MARTYRED4LOVE

    Even at 24 and having been in the healthy weight range of the BMI chart for a year and half, I still have loose skin and noticeable stretch marks. I sometimes feel like maybe I looked better with the extra weight occupying the... Read more

  • KEEP TRYING DON'T GIVE UP.....

    7/18/2014 4:18:28 AM, by SETTIMIA

    Hello beautiful wonderful people, yesterday was the last day of a course I teach to adult students. In my teaching I try to reach my students and start off a class with positive affirmations, when I visit them in their placements schools or daycare (part of my job) if their practice is good, an... Read more

  • Day 547: We live. We learn.

    7/18/2014 3:59:00 AM, by KASEYCOFF

    Found this an interesting essay: zenhabits.net/ That's all I came here to say... 'ave a good 'un, Sparklers - carpe diem! ... Read more

  • getting stronger/getting easier

    7/18/2014 3:16:31 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I've been doing a short cardio routine every other morning for two weeks - I never look forward to it, but I feel pleased with myself after I've done it! This morning I realised that it was getting easier! lunges, high knee lifts, squats, bicycle crunches, even push-ups - and my 5 minutes now e... Read more

  • Blessings, 7/17

    7/18/2014 3:08:31 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. i am grateful for my babies, because push me to learn. 2. i am grateful for getting things done, because some of it needed to be done. 3. i am grateful for help, because it's nice to have it. 4. i am grateful for making my meeting, because it was good. 5. i am grateful for getting my step... Read more

  • Tired Thursday

    7/17/2014 11:18:45 PM, by TERRI289

    Working the extra classes has been fun but I am beat... Day was productive, work,lunch with dh, walk, work again... So very tired....good night! My eyebrows........ Read more

  • Borrowed from another blog, felt like a Q&A & trip notes!

    7/17/2014 10:00:20 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    What is your go to chewing gum flavour? I don't chew gum! For you, what is the best time of the year? Summer is the best time for me. However, fall is great as well! What color toe nail polish are you wearing? I don't wear nail or toenail polish! What is your favorite pie? I don't l... Read more

  • Throwback Thursday

    7/17/2014 8:52:53 PM, by LOTUS-OF-GAIA

    Wow, I have lost about 40 pounds and what difference I see in comparison pictures. I still have 80 to 85 pounds to go and I am using this for more motivation. This lets me know that I have come a long way and I can become healthy, lose the weight and achieve my goals. Last night I did Vinyasa... Read more

  • Travel Season

    7/17/2014 6:48:54 PM, by JULES22281

    Somewhere towards the end of my 20ís my metabolism slowed, my stress increased, my hearth decreased, my travel was exponential, and my healthy lifestyle took a distant last to any new adventures. Suddenly Iím in the dawn of my 30ís and can barely make it up a small incline without getting winded. ... Read more

  • My Daily Smile - Day Twenty-One :)

    7/17/2014 6:29:13 PM, by TRANQUILBEAUTY

    Today I spent a portion of the day with a friend at a farmer's market. The day had started out cool but became beautiful and sunny as it progressed. I normally would have just gone to the market that is here in town but today we decided to take the extra 15 minute trek and visi... Read more

  • "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone," "Earn It," and "Be the change."

    7/17/2014 6:11:57 PM, by TIMEHASCOME56

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  • Imperfection

    7/17/2014 5:39:25 PM, by TRANQUILBEAUTY

    This week has been about imperfection for me. I have always considered myself an "all or nothing" type personality.....either I am all in or I am all out.....especially when it comes to dieting/food.... So to even say that my we... Read more