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  • Progress (With Pics!)

    9/2/2015 2:38:55 PM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    Okay, so I said I'd try to upload pictures, so I did. Here's me with one of my professors before the 5k run in May. I was about 203lbs here, if I remember correctly. Could have been more, could have been closer to 205lbs. Here's me with my partner at the aquarium the other day. I'm ... Read more

  • A great article on Tuna Fish for diets.

    9/1/2015 5:42:34 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Here is a great article on tuna fish, and use in diets. It turns out it is a great diet food. http://www.livestrong.com/ar
    ticle/546006-tuna-sandwich
    -diet/ "Tuna Sandwich Diet Last Updated: Jan 28, 2015 | By Eliza Martinez Tuna Sandwich Diet Tuna is a healthy diet choice. T... Read more

  • I lost 10 pounds this month!

    9/1/2015 5:39:13 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I lost 10 pounds this month! The new personal trainer I have at Planet Fitness Gym is working out great! Worth the time.... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    9/1/2015 12:42:56 PM, by MJOHEMME

    It's hard to get back on track. I keep making excuses, even though I know that's exactly what I'm doing. It's easier when you have someone else with the same goals, that will help motivate and challenge you. That's the main excuse I make. I really need to motivate and challenge myself.... Read more

  • Breaking Habits, Making Habits

    9/1/2015 9:19:44 AM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    Weigh yourself - 193.4 (down from 195.4) (Changes are from 08/24, 8 days ago) Technically, I weighed in yesterday but didn't feel like blogging. I weighed the same this morning so I will keep it. Still, I am down 2lbs in a week for the second week in a row for a total loss of 15lbs so far!... Read more

  • Eighth Week Complete

    8/30/2015 11:33:09 AM, by MATTD63

    Here I am. Two months in and just a little over 10 lbs down. I'll take it. I could have done better; I should have done better. I have not really put much effort into the whole thing. BUT...I am not adding the weight back on, so that is a good thing. I make no excuses. I could... Read more

  • So much life, not enough hours! And a new diet

    8/28/2015 5:42:25 PM, by CHRYS00

    you ever just stop, or rather in this case are forced to stop, and just breath. Look around at your life, and go.... "What the ..... how the..... Did I really survive these last few months?!" Mostly all positive, for once. I know right? Chrys positive!! I've been doing a lot of stuff, includ... Read more

  • Who wants to help me with a fundraiser or two?

    8/26/2015 10:44:39 PM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    Hey everyone! Some of you may know that I ran my first 5K in May. It was related to a good cause but didn't have a fundraising aspect to it, so obviously I didn't raise funds for it. Now, however, I am involved with not one but two fundraisers (one of which is a walk and the other is another 5K... Read more

  • Lots going on

    8/24/2015 3:00:47 PM, by K1TT3N

    Just a small update for now , the kids are getting ready for school. Gabe us going to culinary as soon he is healed from the surgery and complications and Dani is starting Junior high , she is not playing basketball this year... Read more

  • May 12 "About Me" -for personal reference =)

    8/24/2015 1:18:02 PM, by BELLASOLE

    Posting my past "About Me" from May 12, 2015 for my reference on looking back so I can see where I've been and the places I can go. I'm ready to move past these thoughts, feelings and energy that have enveloped my world since my divorce, so removing this from my front page and starting fresh. =) ... Read more

  • Achievement Unlocked: 25% Completion!

    8/24/2015 9:31:58 AM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    Weigh yourself - 195.4 (down from 197.4) Measure your Waist - 35.5 (down from 36) Measure your Hips - 43 (down from 43.5) Measure your Thigh - 28.75 (down from 28) Measure your Upper Arm - 13.75 (up from 13.5) Measure your Neck - 12.75 (up from 12.5) Measure your Waist to Hip Ratio ... Read more

  • Seventh Week Complete

    8/24/2015 7:50:34 AM, by MATTD63

    One of my rotating motivation messages this morning is: "It doesn't matter how slow you are going, as long as you keep going" That really does apply to me. I have yet to kick it into high gear, I have made small adjustments and I am more aware. By being more aware, it sometimes helps to... Read more

  • Achievement Unlocked: 100,000 steps in one week!

    8/22/2015 10:22:20 AM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    Yep. I did it. Yesterday, I realized I needed a little less than 12,500 steps in if I wanted to hit 100,000 steps in a week. I was excited for it, but then... I didn't feel like walking. It was quite the conundrum. Thankfully, my boyfriend talked me into achieving it, though we didn't settle on a re... Read more

  • Day #43 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    8/19/2015 10:11:52 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Thanks for your advice with *remembering* my health goals/plans. Blogging about it and communicating with you all somehow made it stick in my mind!! :) Speaking of communication, I expect to be without internet for a couple of weeks (with rare exceptions), so I will ... Read more

  • Stumbling but not falling

    8/17/2015 9:25:43 AM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    Weigh yourself - 197.4 (down from 198.4) Measure your Waist - 36 (no change) Measure your Hips - 43.5 (up from 43.25) Measure your Thigh - 28 (down from 29) Measure your Upper Arm - 13.5 (down from 13.75) Measure your Neck - 12.5 (no change) Measure your Waist to Hip Ratio - .83 (no c... Read more

  • Day #42 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    8/16/2015 6:25:43 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! I am having a specific problem with sticking with my plans: I set up reward and/or punishment systems and then FORGET that I've done so. Admittedly, my memory is not great... I am so used to doing healthy things for general health reasons (have done so all of my adult... Read more

  • Day #41 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    8/16/2015 5:51:46 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! I played around too much today and didn't get a whole lot done. Not a stellar day. Better luck tomorrow. 137 Today: * Exercise: None :( * Healthy Food: Good EXCEPT for over-snacking this afternoon. * Qigong: None * Clear the clutter: Still more pro... Read more

  • Sixth Week Complete

    8/16/2015 9:36:15 AM, by MATTD63

    ...I must have done something right. I'm down 3 lbs. The odd thing is I did nothing different than the week before. At least nothing I can think of. Maybe my body is catching up to changes. Maybe I did do some things differently, but it felt normal. I'm not really sure, but I'... Read more

  • rushing in to it?

    8/15/2015 4:50:27 PM, by DARK_ANGEL88

    I know you cant rush diet and health etc but can you rush into it? I mean ive given up junk and gone into pure fruit, veg and healthy foods (crackers wholemeal) ect. Someone said to me earlier "i think youve rushed going into it and you should of weaned yourself in".... WTF??? I havnt even started t... Read more

  • Day #40 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    8/15/2015 11:57:37 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! This was the first day since the cold/sinus infection that I've felt fully human. I got stuff done, I had some fun, and felt great! I feel like being, shall we say, less energetic for a couple of weeks has really taken a bite out of my 100 day plan, but maybe I'll have a ... Read more

  • Goal setting

    8/15/2015 11:42:59 AM, by K1TT3N

    I have set a new goal. I want to get down below 200 lbs by October 10th... Read more

  • Woah the app changed

    8/15/2015 8:53:40 AM, by LENLEN3

    Now I know how to make a post I guess?Too much traveling lately , so much to do! I'm doing my best to take care of myself though. Haven't tracked these last few days but getting back on the wagon. I signed up for the 90 day challenge at lifetime fitness. Let's beeeee accountable!... Read more

  • Day #39 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    8/14/2015 9:38:36 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! I am finally getting back into the swing of things with housework and such. I have a lot going on in the second half of this month, and I am SO glad to be back to functioning! :) Today: * Exercise: Housework will count today ;) * Healthy Food: Not great, not t... Read more

  • Day #38 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    8/13/2015 5:51:13 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! I won't even say that I had a gloomy day, because it had SUCH a lovely ending! We went outside around midnight to watch the Perseid meteor shower. It was just magical watching the stars fall! (Yes, I know that is not literally what happens. :o) ) Today: * Exe... Read more

  • Day #37 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    8/13/2015 5:34:46 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Still exhausted on day #37, but feeling cheerful, and I did get a few things done. (Thank you, universe. :) ) Today: * Exercise: Small amount of dancing * Healthy Food: Not great, not terrible. * Qigong: None * Clear the clutter: Working on getting down... Read more

  • Day #36 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    8/11/2015 5:21:04 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! An early repair-person appointment combined with residual exhaustion REALLY has me wiped out. BUT I am hopeful today, and planning on a good day tomorrow (do you hear me, universe?? LOL ). Today: * Exercise: Small amount of dancing * Healthy Food: Ate healt... Read more

  • Followup to Yesterday

    8/11/2015 9:35:17 AM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    To answer a few people's questions/comments about yesterday's blog: I did tell my doctor that I use SparkPeople and she thought it was neat. I also brought in several reports that SP offers, though I hesitate to bring in the food logs themselves because if there's one unhealthy thing on there, ... Read more

  • Stressing a Bit

    8/11/2015 7:59:15 AM, by THESCARLETWITCH

    I am stressing a bit! A few weeks ago I decided that I needed to get a job. I felt like life was passing me by. I have been a SAHM for 14 years. I have loved every minute of it. I have worked two different jobs at home over the years. Recently, though, I felt like everyone around me was li... Read more

  • Day #35 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    8/10/2015 8:15:13 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! All of that hustle, bustle, and dancing at the wedding really left my spouse and I dragging on day #35. We stayed later than we meant to at the reception because a) we were having such a nice time, b) dinner was served quite late, and c) dancing didn't start until well af... Read more

  • Day #34 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    8/10/2015 7:55:09 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! On day #34, I attended the wedding of a dear family friend. I've never seen him so happy, and his new wife seems so sweet. As my spouse and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary very soon, it was especially heartwarming to see the beginning of something so wonderful.... Read more

  • I love my doctor, except when I don't

    8/10/2015 12:11:12 PM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    Chalk that one up to a frustrating doctor's visit. I love my doctor, I really do. She's very nice, knowledgeable about hypothyroidism and PCOS, and offers great suggestions most of the time. She tends to remember things about me (or at the very least she writes herself notes or something) and w... Read more

  • Fifth Week Complete

    8/9/2015 11:02:46 AM, by MATTD63

    ..or more like fifth week passed with no changes. The problem isn't that I am doing it wrong, the problem is that I am not doing it. Make sense? I know what to do, I know how to do it, I have not made the proper effort to actually do it with any consistency. Well, hope I can st... Read more

  • Day #33 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    8/8/2015 12:05:16 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! As usual, since I was feeling better today, I kind of overdid it. My household was out of everything, so there was much shopping to do. I rested from after dinner on, so hopefully that will be enough recuperation to give me a little oomph tomorrow. :o) Today: ... Read more

  • Day #32 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    8/7/2015 11:44:00 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! I am feeling quite a bit better, and may be well on my way back to normal! I started out with 5 minutes of strength training this morning. I got some much-needed housework done, and had a pretty good day, even with having to take more rests than I'd like. ;) To... Read more

  • to gym or not to gym..

    8/6/2015 6:12:51 PM, by DARK_ANGEL88

    Ok so i went to see my doctor last week and i broke down and begged for help with my weight. My doctor told me about a sceme that the government do in my area. This involves unlimited access to the gym for a year and a personal trainer. All for free. Sounds good yeah? Excitement got me when they mad... Read more

  • Day #31 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    8/6/2015 2:44:54 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! I've been reading a lot about tatting (a kind of lace making) lately, and finally gave it a try. It's most often done with thin thread, so my first scraps are quite tiny. For some reason I gravitate toward the itty and bitty. :o) I am just starting to learn to make chain... Read more