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  • Day 61 of 111

    1/31/2015 8:29:35 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    The beautiful sky was very deceiving yesterday. I had to fight a 21 mph head wind for my first 20 minutes of my run. It was very challenging, the wind gust blowing directly in my face would take my breath away. I often found myself having to walk before my run interval was up...head winds + hills = ... Read more

  • There is no "try"

    1/31/2015 5:59:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are some things in life that we must succeed at. Maybe we can't do it all today, But we can take one small step forward. Toda got it right!... Read more

  • And still doing well

    1/31/2015 5:13:13 AM, by KRISZTA11

    This week has been good. I'm at Day 30 of the Beck Diet Solution, and I still find it very useful. My weight goes sidewards, which is good because I shouldn't lose more. On most days I'm below 62 kg (136 pounds, lower end of range), and at the end of 2014 I was usually above 64 kg (141 pounds,... Read more

  • Friday-thank goodness

    1/30/2015 10:19:19 PM, by TERRI289

    Today was good but I still feel very very tired. Work was good and I got my errands done after work. Dh is doing well; he says the pain is very light and therefore manageable. I had the opportunity to attend a Fierce Funk class tonight but I passed. Even the most stalwart dancers need a ni... Read more

  • Weird interns, book sales and Baroque...

    1/30/2015 8:01:03 PM, by CATTUTT

    This has been another day where doing very little seems to have taken up most of the day. I woke up and sat around for an hour, doing nothing, this morning. I was awake, but not fully functional yet. Despite the fact it was past noon. Anyway, eventually it was time to go see the pharmacist i... Read more

  • New Year, New Me

    1/30/2015 5:52:35 PM, by VIOLET_DIVA

    I turn 40 in a couple of weeks. I really fell off the fitness wagon at the end of last year, but I'm slowly getting it back together. I'm not sure what my pole class schedule will be yet, but I should be regularly doing Zumba, yoga, running, and strength training... and a little kickboxing. Here's t... Read more

  • Action and Traction

    1/30/2015 4:58:27 PM, by DINAOREILLY

    Today saw some action as I readied myself for a meeting with some potential investors. My husband and I discussed strategy and approach while organizing ourselves. I could see his enthusiasm trying to buoy me up the emotional ladder to the bright, capable woman he is used to being around. His at... Read more

  • Wishing you laughter!

    1/30/2015 4:19:04 PM, by BONNIEMARGAY

    "I send my love to you, believing truly that laughing together is a wonderful kind of energy raising and rest at the same time." ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estťs www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    -Jv7X-SYxUk ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 1/30

    1/30/2015 12:06:10 PM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they remind me of what's important. 2. a good week, because it was needed. 3. chicken, because it's yummy. 4. help, because it's appreciated. 5. options, because it releases pressure. 6. meetings, because they help. 7. friends, because support is good. 8. getting ... Read more

  • can't I do anything right??!

    1/30/2015 11:56:23 AM, by MISSA526

    Well I was horribly sick the last 2 days, mainly because I really pushed it to get my points for the Grey Wolves team on Wednesday. Then yesterday on our posting day I was so groggy and foggy o forgot to post! Grrrr! So mad at myself. On top of that my mom reinjured her foot so she's back to the bo... Read more

  • can't I do anything right??!

    1/30/2015 11:56:14 AM, by MISSA526

    Well I was horribly sick the last 2 days, mainly because I really pushed it to get my points for the Grey Wolves team on Wednesday. Then yesterday on our posting day I was so groggy and foggy o forgot to post! Grrrr! So mad at myself. On top of that my mom reinjured her foot so she's back to the bo... Read more

  • Quick NSV

    1/30/2015 11:02:01 AM, by ALICIALYNNE

    No progress update since yesterday was a rest day. I did get my steps in; that will be included on the next update. I had a NSV last night that I am super excited about. I carried two laundry baskets by myself at the same time. I had the big laundry bag on my right shoulder, with my right ... Read more

  • Day 60 of 111

    1/30/2015 10:46:27 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Wednesday night from 11:30 pm to Thursday afternoon at 3:30 was my first 16 hour fast. Between hours 12-14, I was starving. My stomach was growling and cramping up, but I just drank some more water and kept going. When my boyfriend left at 1:30pm I decided to do my Supreme 90 Cardio Challenge,... Read more

  • Biggest Class Log In Evahhhhh!

    1/30/2015 9:21:13 AM, by TRAINER_T

    (hard to see it is 17 out of 20 max) Feeling blessed, this class when I started had 6-7 people........ ... Read more

  • It's all in your head...

    1/30/2015 9:07:35 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Your mind is behind your success- Believe and achieve! Usually it's the thought that we can't do it, that stops us. When those thoughts occur to me, I push them out of my head fast. I refocus on my goals- I make small short term goals. I look at how far I've come. I look at pictures of w... Read more

  • I am in it for the long haul

    1/30/2015 9:07:23 AM, by JANETRW50

    I have been working Beck and listening to Siebold. I have been tracking my food and eating for health. I have been exercising my butt off. The scale however is not cooperating. I'm not worried, just annoyed. I know I am in this for the long haul and I just need to keep up with all of it. So the... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/30/2015 8:32:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! it did not snow as much as it was calling for here, which made my commute yesterday not too bad. today, it is supposed to be very cold outside. i have an errand or two to run before i go to work today. my daughter does not know that mommy got her a few things she likes. ... Read more

  • Birthday Friends!

    1/30/2015 5:34:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a friend who I share a birthdate with. Philip is 93 this year! I am 59! Every year we take the time to enjoy a meal together and be thankful for another great year. Friends are the best gift that birthdays bring!... Read more

  • Motivation rollercoaster

    1/30/2015 3:24:52 AM, by NUOVAELLE

    motivation rollercoaster (n): a situation in which a person's desire to do something moves suddenly and abruptly from the point of maximum motivation to the point of absolute resignation and backwards. And if it was an actual definition in a dictionary, it would be accompanied by my picture the... Read more

  • BLC Week #3! PP, TNT, WEC & LCW! Various as well!

    1/30/2015 2:38:12 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    Panther Pause "A Plan!" We need a plan in order to be successful in many areas of our lives! Weight loss and maintenance included especially! "A Goal Without a Plan is just a Wish!" Jutting out of the Atlantic ocean waters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are several large granite-like pillars... Read more

  • BEAST DAY!

    1/29/2015 10:35:43 PM, by GONABFIT

    These are today's stats! ;) I am really proud of myself. did a 2 hour workout after work...and I walked to and from work since I wasn't sure If I'd get time to workout after work. :-) Eating was GREAT too. I did have arbys a... Read more

  • Long day

    1/29/2015 9:03:40 PM, by TERRI289

    Steve did well but today's procedure was all about the location of the kidney stone. In two weeks he will have the lithroscopy(thanks Pat for the heads up on that) and hopefully things will be better. Thanks for the prayers. The day was long, all three classes were pretty good and then I sold t... Read more

  • No accounting for mood swings!

    1/29/2015 8:37:04 PM, by CATTUTT

    I don't talk about it a lot in my blogs, but I am bipolar. {Type 2, if you want to be specific.} I'm heavily medicated, and it's generally pretty well controlled. I mention my anxiety considerably more, because the anxiety is considerably more of a day to day problem. My being bipolar isn't a se... Read more

  • See what happens

    1/29/2015 2:48:22 PM, by BONNIEMARGAY

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  • 3rd January Week in Review

    1/29/2015 2:05:34 PM, by SWDOTB2

    Last week on January 24, 2015, I posted this on the Beauty Over 50 January Challenge and wanted to include it here, in my blogs. 3rd Check-in of the Year: 54 days, my walking streak continues.., at least 30 minutes every day. This was my 5th wee... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 1/29

    1/29/2015 11:54:40 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they drive me to get creative. 2. the conference, because it's a good experience. 3. picking up the bigger bucket, because it holds more. 4. having somewhere to go with our compost, because it feels good to be able to put it to good use. 5. cuddling with my babies, beca... Read more

  • Balance Your Lifestyle- Don't So Hard You Quit

    1/29/2015 10:35:46 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    It is hard to eat whole foods all of the time, especially if you aren't home. I find myself compromising outside of my house and sometimes in my house because it is so difficult to convert. It's a process though. I suspect I will never be an all or nothing gal. I lean more toward balance in ever... Read more

  • Solutions for Depression

    1/29/2015 10:13:21 AM, by DINAOREILLY

    It is interesting to note the difference a day makes in the life of emotional pain. Yesterday was dark and painful with today being less so. What changed? I am an intellectual by nature and as such observe, ponder, think and ruminate on patterns, behaviors and events. I stood back from myself th... Read more

  • I don't even know where to begin!

    1/29/2015 9:24:59 AM, by ALICIALYNNE

    Well, I guess I can go ahead and get this part out of the way... As of yesterday, we were 90.3% through the month. 4,000 steps: 22/25 days 88% ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT All food tracked: 24/25 days 96% ONLY 1 DAY LEFT Squats: 745/800 93.12% ONLY 55 LEFT Planks: 765/800 95.62% ONLY 35 LEFT... Read more

  • Z:R C25K Week 3, Day 1. Read the instructions!

    1/29/2015 8:57:51 AM, by RABBITOLM

    It's always important to read instructions. To know what one is getting themselves into. So I can, you know, plan ahead. I work out early in the morning, before I get ready for work. Getting up at 5:15 is HARD, but if I don't, I won't get a workout. This morning was a run morning, so I got ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/29/2015 8:44:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    another wonderful day. it is calling for some snow later this afternoon. it may or may not affect my commute home, as it is supposed to snow later this afternoon into the evening. i will dress accordingly when i head to work today. my daughter is doing well in school and says hi. all the birds say h... Read more

  • It's all about my weight

    1/29/2015 8:33:20 AM, by VELVETUNICORN

    I was thinking yesterday how anytime anything negative happens to me, I blame my weight. If I don't get a job, it's because I'm too fat. If I don't get a second date, it's because I'm too fat. It's crazy how much power I've given my body. I'm down 30 lbs and still if I feel rejected in any way, i... Read more

  • #59 today!

    1/29/2015 5:35:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is my birthday! What a special day of work, play and seeing friends! God gives each one of us a day to know that we are unique and special! ... Read more

  • Lost a pound and taking the steps to loose more.

    1/28/2015 10:31:05 PM, by MSFLORES1

    I weighed in this morning and I'm at 173.5. I'm feeling good. Our garage has been renovated and now I can work out in the morning in my garage. I did a simple stretch video but my difficulty is always with food. I had a great day when it came to eating. I had a shake for breakfast, sensible lunch, a... Read more

  • SCALE - your reign of terror has ended.

    1/28/2015 10:29:40 PM, by DONNA_W

    The scale is a tool we all use to measure our progress. I let it get to me. If I loose weight, I am gleeful, if I gain weight, I get down and less motivated. I had a weight gain last week that I KNEW was fluid retention, as that usually happens when I have an arthritis flare. Even though I knew ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/28/2015 9:51:39 PM, by TERRI289

    Busy busy...Zumba Gold class liked the two new songs-yay! my hamstring feels a bit better. College class was ok. Errands went well, dinner was good, and I am still awake at 9:45-yay!! Dh's kidney stone procedure is tomorrow. Prayer please..... Good night! ... Read more

  • Building on the

    1/28/2015 9:34:04 PM, by KLONG8

    I'm still pretty pumped up about my 'ah hah' moment. If you read my last blog, where I figured out that all the sweet and/or salty snacks I was eating were keeping me (or at least contributing mightily) from moving forward towards my weight loss goal. Again, I knew this but didn't recognize how m... Read more

  • Intriguing title...

    1/28/2015 8:43:56 PM, by CATTUTT

    Sorry guys, just couldn't think of a title tonight... Today is a day for skating by on technicalities. Food wise, I mean. I woke up this morning when my alarm went off, and got up to get dressed to go out for lunch with my friend. Here we are after we ate... Read more

  • Day 58 of 111

    1/28/2015 7:24:13 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    I have come to the conclusion that running a marathon may not be an option for me. Every time I started getting my long runs up into the double digits I tend to suffer knee pain so I take a couple of days off and even miss a long run. Only to suffer knee pain again the next time I try to do a long r... Read more

  • Your Shape Calorie Count

    1/28/2015 6:23:40 PM, by BEKKILYN

    Getting 10,000 calories in this game is a very long process. I did one of the non-tutorial sessions of Bollywood and the moves were sped up so fast I could barely keep up and yet the whole session was worth about 10 or 12 calories. A session of cardio boxing that last the same amount of time and tak... Read more

  • QUOTE OF THE DAY

    1/28/2015 5:29:55 PM, by TIMEHASCOME56

    I didn't fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. - Benjamin Franklin... Read more

  • Jillian Michaels 90 Day Body Rev: W3, D4

    1/28/2015 4:51:46 PM, by DISASTERFISHY

    So yesterday I decided not to do the cardio because I had such a crazy day before. I literally tracked over 2000 calories burned so I knew it was time to take a wee break. Having said that I still walked 5 kilometres! I thought the rest would be good and it was BUT I also didn't want to do the ... Read more

  • Yes. This.

    1/28/2015 3:41:59 PM, by BONNIEMARGAY

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  • Tears for no reason

    1/28/2015 11:58:05 AM, by DINAOREILLY

    This morning was tough and my eyes simply cried tears with no sound. I read my Facebook and learned how my friends from yesteryear were enjoying retirement, travel, grand children and life. I saw pictures of myself when I was young and hopeful with a gang of old friends from Mauritius. They found... Read more

  • Fail to Plan - Plan to Fail

    1/28/2015 11:39:44 AM, by CALLIKIA

    And here we are at Day 2...again. Life is honestly full of disappointments. One of my oldest and best Sparkfriends yesterday reminded me to keep my eyes open. As she said, I shouldn't set myself up to fail. She's right, of course. All of the pitfalls must be avoided wherever possible. The ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 1/28

    1/28/2015 11:36:28 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because their peace is infectious. 2. new friends, because they bring joy and freshness. 3. even slight increases in temperature, because i can feel the difference. 4. remissions, because then the energy is better. 5. legitimate reasons to be gone, so i am mostly free of his yu... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/28/2015 8:44:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm making great progress in both of my online courses this week. the job is going well. my daughter is enjoying school these days. the job,school and being with my daughter take up most of my time these days. that is fine with me. i still keep in touch regularly with my good friend, the one who hel... Read more

  • Reality check

    1/28/2015 6:42:20 AM, by KIMGETFIT1

    For the longest time I focused on "and when I get to my goal weight I'll be this that and the other" and focusing on things that were related to my weight and how my body would have transformed The other night I looked at myself long and hard in the mirror. Then I stripped down and looked at my... Read more

  • Mind over heart

    1/28/2015 6:10:42 AM, by VIDYARP

    I have been observing that since the beginning of this year, i am not focusing so much on food. I am not obsessing over it. And even if my heart is set on over-eating, my mind comes to the rescue and i hear that strong voice at the back of my head "Do you really want to eat this?" I am liking this :... Read more

  • Mistakes are like the snow in my dirveway...

    1/28/2015 5:45:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    Mistakes are like the snow in my driveway- either I can take the time to fix the situation, or I will have to deal with it every time I walk or drive out the driveway until Spring. In January I am much more proactive than I am ... Read more

  • A walking rest day

    1/28/2015 2:54:58 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    I had to do it! I looked at where I tracked my steps everyday and its been 6 days since I had a rest, great idea. I did my regular strength training, yoga, stretching, elliptical, Fitness Blender videos. I came up with 170 minutes of exercise. Mischa is proud lol! No more rain for now and ... Read more

  • The snow day that wasn't..

    1/27/2015 11:17:13 PM, by TERRI289

    Not complaining but I feel a bit embarrassed...our 10-15 inches of snow became 2-4..ugh. By then all the schools and local colleges were closed. I did appreciate the day...finished my book, did some cleaning, practiced songs for my class, and worried for my friends in RI and Maine and Nova Scot... Read more

  • Day #1 ....

    1/27/2015 10:40:19 PM, by SHERRYSHELL2

    ...of the spark people small changes challenge. I started this challenge at the first of the year but I've been sick, just getting over my second cold of 2015 and were still in January! I know that when I don't take care of myself by eating right and being active, I get very sick and frequently. ... Read more

  • Just gotta keep on...

    1/27/2015 8:57:24 PM, by CATTUTT

    Sometimes I feel like a broken record. This is one of those times. Last night didn't end well... again. Couldn't fall asleep, got too hungry, the same story I've told 100 times, with the very same ending. I got up this morning and shook it off and got back on track, though. I was really dis... Read more

  • Every body is beautiful!!

    1/27/2015 8:01:47 PM, by LUST4LIFE15

    I took up being the Love Your Body team leader when the currently leader had been inactive for over 60 days.....and guess can't be too upset, I may be the only person still active on the team .... I've been the awkward kid, arms and legs everywhere.....before I became the pudgy girl ... Read more

  • The Day After Next

    1/27/2015 6:08:44 PM, by BEKKILYN

    Blog titles just aren't coming to me this week. :) I was at school most of the day today for classes. In my morning class, we had to do teaching segments for practice with small groups and had to *videotape* it. Yikes! I'll just treat it as a "before" video and the third one we have to do later... Read more

  • Another Day

    1/27/2015 5:31:17 PM, by DINAOREILLY

    After giving my word I would blog everyday, I missed yesterday as I was so down, sad and feeling pretty overwhelmed. Monday's are clearly a tough day for me. I did not keep up with my list in the way I had promised myself but I did do some of the things that I know help me. I walked over 15K step... Read more

  • Forward Progress

    1/27/2015 2:17:23 PM, by CALLIKIA

    First things first, I did finally get a call from the Weight Loss Center. NOTE: The nurse I was waiting on works for the OTHER doctor in the practice, so at least there's that... I finally had my first appointment yesterday with my new PCP. Must say that I am extremely pleased. I was beyond... Read more

  • Dance!

    1/27/2015 1:26:13 PM, by BONNIEMARGAY

    Dance break! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    wpNk860pTO4 ... Read more

  • Snowed In

    1/27/2015 12:06:41 PM, by JANETRW50

    The snow is still coming down, swirling and drifting. It's so light and powdery I don't think we will lose power. However the weather report this morning says we are only half way through the storm. Yesterday when I went to the grocery store it was so crowded. It looked like everyone was prepari... Read more

  • first snow

    1/27/2015 11:27:40 AM, by ONESPOTLEFT

    awoke to a thin white blanket with green spikes poking through; the sidewalks and streets are bald here in Lee Hall. Only two hours have passed and the lawn has patches of green already an it's dripping. I ventured out to sprinkle bird seed on the ground and put a fresh pan of water out; now... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 1/27

    1/27/2015 11:23:50 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are my favorite source of oxytocin release. 2. the electricity coming back on, because that was an adventure I could skip. 3. conferences, because change of routine is good. 4. learning opportunities, because increasing marketability is good. 5. sleep, because it i... Read more

  • Jan 27 Update

    1/27/2015 9:55:12 AM, by ALICIALYNNE

    As of yesterday, we were 87.09% through the month. 4,000 steps: 20/25 days 80% ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT All food tracked: 22/25 days 88% ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT Squats: 670/800 83.75% ONLY 130 LEFT Planks: 675/800 84.37% ONLY 125 LEFT Push-ups: 315/400 78.75% ONLY 85 LEFT Bicep curls: 321/360 89.16... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/27/2015 8:58:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm still in training for my new job. that is fine with me. i am happy to have a job. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep. i am keeping up the best that i can with the schedule i have now. i manage to get in some exercise every day and i am doing pretty well with my ... Read more

  • All About Da Plan - a confession

    1/27/2015 7:05:11 AM, by BESSHAILE

    So - my experiment with weekly meal planning is in it's 3rd week and I've already strayed from that plan twice. No - 3 times! But Wait! This is not a prison schedule. It's a PLAN - something I have invented out of my own brain, kitchen, needs and desires. Something I created to make life ... Read more

  • By Request-How to make Sweater Mittens

    1/27/2015 5:23:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Making mittens takes a little practice to get it right. 1. Start by making a fleece liner with a pattern that you can buy at a fabric store like Joanne Fabrics, or download from Fleece.com. I have a friend who made me a copy of the pattern that she purchased at Joann's. Read more

  • Now, THIS is New

    1/27/2015 12:28:27 AM, by KLONG8

    OK, I'm trying not to snack because the reason I snack has nothing to do with hunger. It's normally because of boredom and opportunity (someone brings cookies or donuts around). It's also because I am not a healthy choice kind of snacker. Yes, I'm a cookies, pie, chocol... Read more

  • Update

    1/26/2015 11:59:14 PM, by ANNIKBIRNBAUM

    Wow. It has been a long time since I've updated. I was reading my last blog post here to see where I was when I last wrote. Apparently in a place of overbearing despair. Things have gotten better. My last boyfriend and I broke up due to his narcissistic, controlling, manipulative, and emotional... Read more

  • We have rain, what is this winter?

    1/26/2015 11:54:08 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    I think this is the 3rd rain event since December! The cat hates rain, I can't stop it my cat, you just have to wait to go out until it stops. I'll likely only hit 10K today, I was going to rest it today because I am a little tired but maybe tomorrow instead. I watched a little TV earlier, TV ... Read more

  • Anticipating a major storm...but starting to wonder...

    1/26/2015 10:53:56 PM, by TERRI289

    Today was a tired day...Still feeling effects of a busy weekend.. Best part of day was having the college closed for tomorrow. Worst part, having the snow totals downgraded. Unlike public schools, we don't have to make the day up which is a relief.. Maybe dh gets to stay home with me????T... Read more

  • Sugar Rock Bottom

    1/26/2015 9:02:27 PM, by DANCEDIVAMISSA

    Well post baby, I feel like I am starting at square one. While I was pregnant, I allowed my sugar addiction creep back in. I started eating sugar and now afterwards, that monster has been awakened. I want sugar all the time. Between breastfeeding and being tired (one of my triggers) I am really ... Read more

  • Once again, you wise bunch of Sparkers!

    1/26/2015 8:53:35 PM, by CATTUTT

    I think those of you who suggested my headaches being caused by changes in barometric pressure may have been right. I had a headache for the 3 days leading up to and including this last relatively large bout of weather we had, but no headache today, and the storm is gone. So perhaps that is what i... Read more

  • MONDAY is not a funday ..

    1/26/2015 6:18:29 PM, by BBLUNDON

    Hey Sparkers .. To start with I spent the weekend at a Bob Seger concert and stayed over night in a lovely hotel in another city. This usually means overeating and indulgence with DH. Success - I pre-tracked food knowing what restaurant we would be eating at and ensured we did extra walki... Read more

  • Jillian Michaels 90 Day Body Rev: W3, D2 Workout 4!

    1/26/2015 5:47:26 PM, by DISASTERFISHY

    It's my first date with Workout Four. From reading in the forums, this seemed to be preferred to workout 3. I'm not sure about that. I struggle with the first workout; I only have a small laptop so its hard to do all the floor workouts without watching first, so it is just a bit of a juggle. ... Read more

  • Your Shape the Next Day

    1/26/2015 5:08:30 PM, by BEKKILYN

    Today I got the achievement for 7000 calories accomplished, so yippee! Less than 3000 to go before maxing them out. Naturally the virtual lady was fussing at me the majority of the time, and then on top of that, she got stuck! Yes, she was trying to make me do lunges and then just stood there thinki... Read more

  • Starting the week off right!

    1/26/2015 4:48:54 PM, by GOLFLADY11

    This is setting up to be a great week. Yesterday, Sunday, I did two mini video exercise sessions with Nicole, plus I did a walking session in front of the tv. Felt a little lame but at least I was moving! I should tell you there is a foot of snow out my window and it is hard slogging to go out ther... Read more

  • Sending you loving kindness

    1/26/2015 3:29:09 PM, by BONNIEMARGAY

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  • Tired of eating veggies but want to keep reaping the rewards? Try this simple trick

    1/26/2015 3:17:04 PM, by THEGETNSHAPEGRL

    Getting more nutrients and more veggies can never be a bad thing. But sometimes, eating a salad isnít the most convenient or enjoyable thing in the world. Letís face it, if it isnít easy or something we really, really want, what are the chances of us doing it? Thatís the thing I realize... Read more

  • Random Monday Thoughts

    1/26/2015 12:51:06 PM, by KLONG8

    - I weighed in today and maintained. Darn it! I really thought I'd see weight loss this week. - It's going to be a sunny 70 degrees today. Awesome. - Went to yoga this AM and it was good. Still tough sometimes when I'm on my knees as I seem to pinch an aggravated ligament but a blanke... Read more

  • An Amazing Lesson from a Frustrated Rage

    1/26/2015 12:28:20 PM, by GONABFIT

    So... here's the story. I'll try to make it brief. I even had to wait a day before writing it because... well, I was pretty mad. Once you see why, you're going to laugh at me. But... I honestly was mad and then realized just how amazing of a lesson it was. Picture this: January, 2015. enjoying... Read more

  • It's A Boy or Girl or ?

    1/26/2015 12:09:02 PM, by INSPIREDSOUL

    It's an Apple !!! Hubby let me pick out a new computer to replace the dying Dell. In order to use the Dell, I have to restart it often. Take the battery in and out and struggle with it. Sometimes I can get online, sometimes not. It's not a virus. The computer says a part ins... Read more

  • Successful Monday Start!

    1/26/2015 11:23:24 AM, by GONABFIT

    I burned 550 calories this morning in my morning workout!! I decided to go ahead and workout when I awoke at 5 am. I could have slept a whole 2 more hours but history has shown that I usually wake up more groggy and then feel a bit discombobulated all day as a result. Hope you are all mo... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 1/26

    1/26/2015 11:02:20 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me slow down. 2. sleep, because my body appreciates it. 3. a lower number, because my body needs that too. 4. fuel, because it bought peace of mind. 5. change up, because routine sometimes needs a break. 6. dreams, because there are endless possibilities. ... Read more

  • Z:R C25K Week 2, Day 3. Is it spring yet??

    1/26/2015 10:00:42 AM, by RABBITOLM

    I was never so conscious of the weather until I started running. Now I'm constantly watching the weather reports, hoping for a warm enough overnight temperature (I run at 5:30am, so it might as well be night!) to run outdoors. Of course, this winter we're experiencing lower than average temperatur... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/26/2015 9:20:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. another week of work starts for me today. still more to learn. so i will be undergoing more training this week. that is fine with me. i want to know how to do what is needed to be done from m... Read more

  • Piyo - First Thoughts

    1/26/2015 8:40:57 AM, by ECKYLS

    So I like yoga. And I like strength training. And I think cardio is a good thing. And I prefer to keep things low impact since my family has a history of bad knees. I live in Ohio. It gets cold. And snowy. And when a quarter to 5 am rolls around I don't feel like going out in the cold an... Read more

  • Living Lean Program Review

    1/26/2015 8:33:54 AM, by KELLIEBEAN

    As I mentioned in my last blog, I was nearing the end of a video series as part of our health initiative at work. It's called Living Lean with Lou Ryan. It trains you to reduce snacking, overeating and changing your relationship with food. I can do this for free through work but this on-line trainin... Read more

  • Never quit

    1/26/2015 5:39:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days are easier than others. Some times I make more progress. Even on the hard days, put one foot I. Front of the other. . That is progress. Never quit! Never. Ever. Good things are competing for each of us. Read more

  • Today in steps I am @ 12K

    1/26/2015 2:52:13 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    I may just make it yet but if I don't its alright since Sunday is usually a resting day for me. I just didn't feel like resting today. steps 12,163 miles 5.23 active minutes 70 calories 1900 I tried to rest as much as I could this weekend and handle preparation for this week. The smo... Read more

  • Goals of the week- Week Two

    1/25/2015 11:24:41 PM, by KIMGETFIT1

    So Week Two of goals of the week is complete! I have continued the water drinking everyday which is brilliant, thats one thing I will be keeping up regardless of what goals I am doing each week Goal one-Focus on what I am eating I did pretty ok with this, I made some bad choices this wee... Read more

  • A good Sunday(the calm before the storm)

    1/25/2015 9:32:24 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a nice day...got up early, did a yoga workout, went regular food shopping, and had a nice breakfast at our favorite diner. We did a little antiquing(didn't buy anything but had fun looking). In the afternoon we walked the puppy at the park and he did really well..listened and was very we... Read more

  • hiking

    1/25/2015 9:19:19 PM, by ONESPOTLEFT

    we hiked at the lake on a dirt trail it was sunny and mid 50's; there were loons on the lake fishing for their lunch. There were flocks of cedar waxwings feeding on the berries in the bushes. The ducks were happy swimming about the cedar stumps. lots of nuthatches, grosbeaks and great blue herons... Read more

  • What is with these headaches??

    1/25/2015 8:28:14 PM, by CATTUTT

    Today makes the third evening in a row I've had a headache, and I haven't the slightest idea why! The only thing I can think of is that it is also the third day in a row of eating well, and my body is confused about not getting the voluminous amounts of food it prefers. Once again, a dose of Ibupr... Read more

  • Love my walks....

    1/25/2015 7:30:47 PM, by KLONG8

    Some mornings, when my DH has a fire going in the fireplace, I want to hang in the living room, warm and cozy for a while. But even so, I know I need to go out and get going. So I relax a little, enjoy the comfort then head out into the morning for my walk. My walks clear my head... Read more

  • Jan 25 Update - Feelin' Kind of Like a Badass

    1/25/2015 7:16:45 PM, by ALICIALYNNE

    We are 80.6% through the month. 4,000 steps: 19/25 days 76% All food tracked: 21/25 days 84% Squats: 570/800 71.25% Planks: 585/800 73.12% Push-ups: 267/400 66.75% Bicep curls: 276/360 76.66% Triceps moves: 262/360 72.77% Miles on treadmill: 35.78/40 89.45% So, I can... Read more

  • Dying

    1/25/2015 5:11:34 PM, by INSPIREDSOUL

    The computer is dying. Something is broken that connects the computer to the web, internally, the photo/video card is dying. I have to pull the battery out and put it back in to get the computer to turn on. It is very ill. I won't be here much until I get a new one. It's ordered, being made. U... Read more

  • Be careful, someone might notice.

    1/25/2015 5:06:28 PM, by ANIAKA

    I always wanted to be a runner, but the thing is that I don't like running. I never did, even when I was a child. But a few months back I got inspired by one of the community emails from SparkPeople tilted "Nothing Changes if nothing changes". I didn't read the email itself, because I was set o... Read more

  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved - Ugh!

    1/25/2015 4:26:04 PM, by BEKKILYN

    I'm in the midst of doing one of the programs in the original Your Shape Fitness Evolved for the Xbox 360 Kinect and I'm remembering why this "game" just annoys me to no end! It's all about the tracking. This game just does not track movements properly. I could be kicking my leg up over my head and ... Read more

  • You are my sunshine

    1/25/2015 4:21:50 PM, by BONNIEMARGAY

    "Here is a little habit that can make a big difference. Send sunbeams. Intentionally send a word of encouragement or appreciation every day to one person." ~ Steve Goodier Today, YOU are my person: You can do it, sunshine! ... Read more

  • Commitment to Journal

    1/25/2015 4:19:52 PM, by DINAOREILLY

    I have created a TO DO list for myself that includes a plethora of activities in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual areas of my life. This schedule is my guideline daily of the things I need to do to keep myself moving forward and healing through this time. One of the TO DO's is to jour... Read more