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  • The Myth of the Chubby Chaser

    9/22/2014 5:38:05 PM, by JOSHUAADAVIDD

    Note: Originally published on May 20th, 2014 at http://powderroom.jezebe
    by-chaser-1579120277 . Edited for language. ----------------------------
    ------------ Some people are attracted to t... Read more

  • Success Quote(s) - 9/22/14

    9/22/2014 12:19:15 PM, by ICE9CA

    The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. - Dale Carnegie --------- Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication. - Leonardo De Vinci... Read more

  • New Gym Report

    9/22/2014 11:33:09 AM, by SAABSTORY

    Well, it was quite a weekend. Had a great time with the kids, and my son actually came over for the weekend. I hadn’t really seen him since Labor Day weekend when we went camping. So we got to watch some football together Saturday and Sunday and our teams won. Always a nice feeling. Lol Wh... Read more

  • Fun Run

    9/22/2014 10:48:14 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I had a fun time Saturday night participating in a 5K with a bunch of moms and daughters (18 of us total). It was a pretty crowded event, so it wasn't fast paced. Not to mention, it was dark, and parts of the course were pretty tricky to navigate. Here's a couple pics; Read more

  • Monarch Crest Trail System - Mountain Biking on The Ragged Edge

    9/22/2014 9:39:15 AM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Part 1: Planning an Epic Ride On Wednesday, September 17th, myself and my three mountain biking buddies, Jason Andrew and Steve, lost our collective minds and decided to ride Monarch Crest. More specifically, our plans included: (1) Taking a shuttle from Poncha Springs to the top of Mon... Read more

  • Recovering from a bad cycling accident (that could have taken my life).

    9/22/2014 12:50:33 AM, by DAVEINSEOUL

    I haven't been very active on SparkPeople and the blogs, because on July 18th of this year I was involved in something that all active cyclists dread - a high speed bike crash. How bad was it? Well, as soon as I hit pavement, I blacked out, and did not 'come-to' until I had been in the emerge... Read more

  • 45 min walk 16664 steps.

    9/21/2014 9:47:25 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    16664 was my step count on Fitbit step counter for last night, on a 45 min walk. On track for the 10 k steps a day fitness plan listed on my profile. 2008 steps before 7pm 16664 steps by 12 AM 6.9 mile daily step total on 09/20/2014.... Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    9/21/2014 5:19:24 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Back in Time

    9/21/2014 2:07:13 PM, by -SHOREIDO-

    To motivate and share with you is something I enjoy doing on our website here at One of my workouts this A.M. included Coach Nicole's DVD's "Cardio Blast" workout #6 titled Cardio Boot Camp. It is the toughest of them all on this workout video and is a terrific Cardio/Body Toner. ... Read more

  • Impromptu All Day Sprint Tri

    9/20/2014 9:36:03 PM, by GHK1962

    Impromptu? All day?!?! Well yeah. I am going to claim this as a Triathlon day for me! - 1/2 mile swim - 15.1 mile bike ride - 3.1 mile run Uhmm ... it was not quite in that order. And errrr ... it did take half the day. Wifey a... Read more

  • Hiatus Over. Coming Back Out of the Cave.

    9/20/2014 8:51:53 PM, by CLEARNIGHTSKY

    Hello, all of my millions of fans worldwide (how's that for grandiosity), I'm back again to using SparkPeople as a source of support in this health journey. I am in a lot of pain since I am enduring the aftermath of a breakup with a guy who I still see twice a week at a support group wher... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    9/20/2014 7:37:20 PM, by PMAY0313

    Got my new iPhone 6 yesterday and I absolutely love it! iOS8 is amazing. I saw the cartoon below a while ago and at 54 I had to laugh. I love new tech but recognize the LOL humor in it! ... Read more

  • Official Weigh In for Fall 5% Challenge - San Marino here I come!

    9/20/2014 11:27:25 AM, by GOODGETNBETR

    Wishing all the Walkers, Runners, Joggers and Gadgeteers a great trip. ... Read more

  • Let The Games Begin

    9/20/2014 10:43:31 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    Today begins the Fall 5% Challenge, and I'm excited, apprehensive, encouraged, hopeful, doubtful, and motivated! When I participated in the Summer Challenge, I actually did "fairly" well, losing eight pounds (a couple short of my 5% goal). Since that challenge ended on August 16th, I have been on... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    9/19/2014 11:10:17 PM, by PMAY0313

    I liked things better when I didn't understand them. --Bill Watterson ... Read more

  • Expectations for BLC26

    9/19/2014 6:18:17 PM, by LUV4CHOCOLATE

    Drop 12 pounds Track every BLT for 5 out of 7 days Stay on the exercise streak Stay on the freggie streak Post on the Gecko chat thread at least 5 times a week... Read more

  • Trying a new gym!

    9/19/2014 1:52:08 PM, by SAABSTORY

    Well another week in the books and I am about to leave work. Which is super busy right now as we had someone get promoted and have not been able to fill the opening yet. Which means I get double the workload. Yay! But I am sneaking out early today to try out my new gym. Well, not the one I p... Read more

  • Is Staying Thin Easy? It Doesn't Matter.

    9/19/2014 12:51:30 PM, by JOSHUAADAVIDD

    Note: I originally wrote this in June, and while I'm making a conscious effort to lose weight at this time, my sentiment behind the piece hasn't changed a bit. Originally posted at
    snt-matter-1593337311 . Edited for language. ... Read more

  • Lost Two!

    9/19/2014 2:31:47 AM, by MARIAAT160

    Yeay finally down another few pounds. I feel like I finally kicked my butt in gear and am now two pounds lighter. Still keeping track of calories and today my work out included biking to work and crunches, push ups, and weights.... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    9/19/2014 12:51:52 AM, by PMAY0313

    From now on, I'll connect the dots my own way. --Bill Watterson ... Read more

  • Time to Call in the Big Guns

    9/18/2014 12:31:33 PM, by CHARITYAK

    I've always been a believer in healing through nutrition and exercise. But after almost 3 weeks, my knee is not getting better. I've been doing upper body workouts, but been unable to do any significant cardio work. Yesterday I tried to bike on the stationary bike and couldn't even manage a few rota... Read more

  • Success Quote - 9/18/14

    9/18/2014 11:45:48 AM, by ICE9CA

    Why try to fit in when you were born to stand out? - Dr. Suess... Read more

  • Racing Machine

    9/18/2014 10:50:18 AM, by RAINEMARIE214

    That's what I'll be! I went a bit crazy yesterday and registered for a ton of shorter races! At this point I have a race every weekend (except 1) through October and November! Check it out: October: 5 - Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ -- walking t... Read more

  • I want to be able to do a track stand

    9/18/2014 9:21:34 AM, by APONI_KB

    track stand is the fancy word for being able to stay up on a bike when you're not moving See on Wednesday the hubs and I headed out for a ride. There was a rather large and vicious looking storm on the horizon so we decided to stick to the neighborhood. It was much like "riding bikes" when you'... Read more

  • Wednesday's Quote

    9/17/2014 9:50:05 PM, by PMAY0313

    “Whenever it dipped under 90 degrees, it was cause for celebration—time to write home with the news, dig my jacket out of the closet, and try to quell the impulse to sing Christmas carols.” ¯ Bryanna Plog (That is what tomorrow will feel like. Finally a day around 90 will be so nice for my b... Read more

  • 17 weeks

    9/17/2014 6:31:18 PM, by LOSINGFORBABY

    At 17 weeks today! Saw the midwife yesterday—the final one in the practice I hadn't met. Adore her, too. I'm so glad that at this point I would be incredibly thrilled to have any of these ladies around when I give birth—incredible women, all. She indicated that the little twinges I've felt here... Read more

  • Success Quote - 9/17/14

    9/17/2014 12:43:54 PM, by ICE9CA

    Men's best successes come after their disappointments. - Henry Ward Beecher... Read more

  • Movers, Teaching, and Half vs. Full

    9/17/2014 11:24:43 AM, by RAINEMARIE214

    What a busy past few days!!! On Friday the movers came to my house and boxed up all of my stuff. They showed up just before 8am (their arrival window was between 8-10) and I really appreciated that they showed up on time! It was two women and they were SUPER efficient! They only took one break, ... Read more

  • In a Slump

    9/17/2014 9:11:39 AM, by LIZABET13

    I had my weekly weigh-in today and gained almost 3 pounds from last week. I knew that I wasn't eating well or exercising enough. I just haven't had the drive to push myself. The change of seasons has been rough this year. I know what I need to do with my diet, but I continue to make poor choice... Read more

  • Taking what I can get

    9/16/2014 9:45:08 PM, by _MOBII_

    Some days I take whatever little victories that I can get. socks matched and I didn't pee my pants. I'll take it!... Read more

  • And Now For Something Completely Different

    9/16/2014 9:32:13 PM, by MAVERICKDR

    Laughter is very good medicine. It is a true manifestation of, "Physician, Heal Yourself." Monty Python's Flying Circus's first movie, released in 1971, titled "And Now For Something Completely Different," was a blast. I was just 16, coming off a bad childhood and adolescence, and I learned to ... Read more

  • 12265 step count.

    9/16/2014 8:04:33 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    12265 was my step count for last night. I was a little sick that day, but feeling better by night. 2123 steps before 7pm 12265 steps by 12 AM 5.1 mile daily step total on 09/15/2014.... Read more

  • It's Only A Couple of Days, But I'm Calling It a Trend!

    9/16/2014 7:53:11 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    I did pretty good on my diet yesterday. Breakfast was bacon, homemade sourdough pancakes, and homemade blackberry jam (I don't use much sugar in my jam). I had a ridiculously large apple for a morning snack, and I noshed on figs and almonds most of the day. Lunch was a serving of home-canned chicken... Read more

  • a collection of random

    9/16/2014 1:46:42 PM, by APONI_KB

    1. Dragging My Feet Reading My Book I'm reading one of those Norwegian crime books. I like them, but they are dark. The thing is they're not translating them into English in order so I know, for example that the love interest that the protagonist can't live without right now is going to die t... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote (Joke)

    9/16/2014 11:40:23 AM, by PMAY0313

    You know it’s hot when: * You see a bird using a potholder to pull a worm out of the ground. * Farmers are feeding crushed ice to their chickens so they won’t lay boiled eggs. * Electric bills for A/C are more than the house payment. * You’ve canceled your Hotmail account because you didn... Read more

  • Success Quote - 9/16/14

    9/16/2014 11:14:52 AM, by ICE9CA

    Never mistake activity for achievement. - john Wooden... Read more

  • Monday's Quote

    9/15/2014 9:26:49 PM, by PMAY0313

    “I was used to heat but this place was so dry the trees were bribing the dogs.” ¯ Irvine Welsh ... Read more

  • I Have A Pet Peeve

    9/15/2014 8:28:52 PM, by MAVERICKDR

    How does this work? I have a pet, a cat. I peeve, am peeved, have a peeve. Why is pet and peeve put together like that? Oh, so they are. No wonder foreigners don't want to learn our language! For 24 years I have lived on the same street. It's a toxic waste dump, or at least some unbel... Read more

  • Success Quote(s) - 9/15/14

    9/15/2014 12:21:10 PM, by ICE9CA

    If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time. - Anonymous --------------------------- Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. - Truman Capote... Read more

  • Training Program for the Week of 9/15

    9/15/2014 11:21:26 AM, by LIZABET13

    Monday Run 5k (Include Speed Work) Tuesday 25 min 30 Day Shred 30 min + Walking w/ Stroller Wednesday Maintenance Run 3.3 miles, in 40 min! Thursday - Bike 14 miles - 45 min Ripped Friday REST Saturday **MY CHOICE** Su... Read more

  • It' Going good

    9/15/2014 7:48:12 AM, by MSANITAL

    It seems like I only blog when things are going bad or I am struggling but sitting here writing this and I can say.. Things are going good.. I have been really focusing in my journey ad my steps to weight loss. I am not stress eating or picking.. I have passed up bad carbs.. and have eat clean for t... Read more

  • Goofy Bike Ride

    9/14/2014 11:09:09 PM, by CHARITYAK

    Had a fun day leading a bike ride with some of the kids from the church youth group I co-lead. The weather was unbelievable for this late into our Alaskan Fall. We rode in t-shirts and shorts! It was an 18 mile ride with an ice cream stop at the Mile 9 turn around point. I was nervous about r... Read more

  • The Will To Make It Happen!

    9/14/2014 10:19:42 PM, by DDOORN

    For all those Sparkers out there sill looking for something that sets you on fire, lights you up like a neon sign and makes you realize that THIS is what you were born to do: KEEP LOOKING! Keep pushing, exploring, trying out new activities, new adventures. There isn't anything more rewarding than wo... Read more

  • 13206 step count.

    9/14/2014 8:20:18 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    13206 step count for last night. On track for the 10 k steps a Day fitness plan listed on my profile. 2747 steps before 7pm 13206 steps by 12 AM 5.6 mile daily step total on 09/13/2014.... Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    9/14/2014 2:48:00 PM, by PMAY0313

    “Things in Arizona don’t just die; they bake and fry in the heat until there is nothing left.” ¯ Jeffry R. Halverson (Sure feels like Arizona here in LA this weekend!) ... Read more

  • Biking Awareness

    9/14/2014 11:28:41 AM, by -SHOREIDO-

    Doing some riding recently I do agree on one thing. A great deal of public awareness IS needed to encourage those who "don't to "do" : ) Also you may want to check the laws in your state on where the fault lies in these type of accidents. In the state of NY if you exit a vehicle from the drive... Read more

  • Dreams Do Come True

    9/13/2014 11:45:54 PM, by CHARITYAK

    Today was a very special day. I spent part of it checking in on a work party of local community members who were cleaning, painting and repairing the duplex that will become our first shelter for homeless youth. This one is for girls and will offer 10-12 beds. We have been working hard for this day ... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    9/13/2014 10:42:07 PM, by PMAY0313

    “One upside of the heat. Kind of cool to see a cat pant.” ¯ Jonah Goldberg ... Read more

  • Bicycle ride along new road with bike lanes

    9/13/2014 9:09:51 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    I live in a pretty hilly part of Tennessee. Generally, it's a hard place to ride a bike. Most roads are: two lane; no shoulder; and contain plenty of blind curves and steep hills. Last winter a new road was built that starts two blocks from my house. This road is my kind of bicylist's dream. It... Read more

  • 10k with pizza & beer

    9/13/2014 7:35:15 PM, by APONI_KB

    This race is one of the most popular ones in town. Of course it is, its sponsored by a pizza place. This time of year though, the weather could be anything at all. Yesterday evening and pretty much all night, it was stormy complete with loud dog upsetting thunder and lightening that kept makin... Read more

  • BIBliography

    9/13/2014 3:28:48 PM, by GHK1962

    Sparky Sparky Sparky This has some talk of exercising so I'm claiming it as my "Once Per Month" sparky topic. Seriously ... you should take a photo. Write the date down. Circle it in red. Because this is a rarity ... me talking Sparktacious. Anyway, I was cleaning out some stuffs i... Read more

  • Following the 'Nudge"

    9/13/2014 10:13:36 AM, by REBCCA

    Ted Robbins was a somewhat round, disheveled dressed pilot and the owner of Flying Aces of Opa Locka, Florida. The T-Shirts that represented this flight school included Opa Locka being misspelled as Opla Locka. The Flying Aces of... Read more

  • Canoeing for the first time this year!

    9/12/2014 5:32:44 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    I seem to be squeezing summer into September since I was so fatigued for much of the summer. Today, hubby and I went canoeing for the first time this year. It was so nice to be out on the water. We went lake canoeing today. The water was as smooth as glass and I was amazed at how fast we gl... Read more

  • Friday's Quote

    9/12/2014 4:40:13 PM, by PMAY0313

    Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. --Bill Watterson ... Read more

  • Ongoing Cholesterol Issue

    9/12/2014 12:19:41 PM, by CHARITYAK

    I had a mandatory insurance screening on Tuesday. I had a complete blood work up and the results, while not surprising, indicated that an ongoing problem with high cholesterol remains a problem. I have been fighting it for years. Part of it is genetic. My father always had high cholesterol. Part of ... Read more

  • Preventive measure

    9/12/2014 11:58:18 AM, by -SHOREIDO-

    Is what I like to call the procedure I will be having done tomorrow. It's official title is "Endovenous Laser Ablation". It treats varicose veins that are no longer functioning well by killing them off and encouraging the blood flow to a vein that is better prepared to do the job. : ) Will... Read more

  • Success Quote - 9/12/14

    9/12/2014 11:52:37 AM, by ICE9CA

    The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson... Read more

  • This Week's Workout Summary

    9/12/2014 11:35:30 AM, by LIZABET13

    Monday RESTED KNEE ( lots of cleaning) Tuesday Repeat Monday Wednesday 45 min Stroller Walk/Run Thursday 45 min Walk/Run 60 min Biking Friday X-Train **FAIL** Saturday X-Train **FAIL** Sunday Long Run**FAIL*... Read more

  • Planning & Focus

    9/12/2014 9:44:21 AM, by LLLAWSON

    I can see I need to plan more and focus on a goal. I have let 10 lbs creep back in and now I need to push it back out. I don't want 10 to turn into 20 turn into 30 and ...... It's got to stop it now! I need to get back to what worked for me. Planed food and exercise. I have kept up with the e... Read more

  • woohoo! woohoo! WOOHOO! 500!

    9/12/2014 9:06:33 AM, by LORIVIOLA

    500 yes 500 500 days in a row of walking. I am halfway to my 1000 days goal. Have a great day, Sparklers! Read more

  • Working to Get My Health Back Again

    9/12/2014 6:34:13 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    What a week!! Ever since vacation I have had swollen glands in my throat and tonsils, but no pain or fever. I think my body has just been fighting the fall allergies. THEN....I picked up my daughter's lower intestine virus. My stomach has been bloated and queasy the entire week. Last weekend I ... Read more

  • 13406

    9/12/2014 3:37:18 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    13406 was my step count for last night. On track for the ten k steps a day plan listed on my profile. 2124 steps before 7pm 13406 steps by 12 AM 5.6 mile daily step total on 09/11/2014.... Read more

  • Ten Days...ten stinkin' days!

    9/12/2014 3:01:29 AM, by CHARITYAK was ten days ago that I injured my knee and was unable to do much more than limp around with my knee in a brace. But it's been slowly getting better. And so much has gone on to catch up on... First up...Biggest Loser Fall Frenzy Challenge! I decided to join this SP event and was as... Read more

  • My favorite canned soup!

    9/11/2014 7:54:22 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    Do you ever have those days when you don't feel like cooking, but want to get something warm and healthy in you? I do....particularly in the evening. Last winter, I discovered this great soup by Amy's Kitchens. I love it! Sinc... Read more

  • Wintertime

    9/11/2014 4:07:56 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    I'm a gardener and an outdoor-activity enthusiast. While a lot of people view the coming winter with sadness, I revel in it. Fall sliding into winter means the nature is slowing down and preparing to rest. It means my garden stops producing more cucumbers than we can eat and soon we don't have to wo... Read more

  • boring, not very fun weekend financial project

    9/11/2014 3:08:03 PM, by APONI_KB

    One day a week or so ago out of the blue, the hubs asked me if we were still getting a paper water bill. Oh goodness no, paper is so 2013 all that stuff appears in the bill pay tab on my checking account when I log in. Do you know the account number? Why would I need that? I see the amoun... Read more

  • updated goals... today!

    9/11/2014 2:33:34 PM, by HEALTH4LIFE2012

    Hello, Today I am feeling very motivated so I just updated my special goals. I just put 3 new ones that I think I can do at least once every week. Then I will try to increase the times per week but to start I want to try them out. ~I want to walk my dogs down to the city park once a week. I t... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    9/11/2014 1:00:29 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Quick update

    9/11/2014 11:39:15 AM, by SAABSTORY

    Well it is a gray day today. I hope it clears up. I want to be outside tonight walking with my youngest. She has decided that she wants to run cross country in 7th grade. She just started 6th. One thing that frustrated me when my son ran was his constant battle with shin splints. I know it was... Read more

  • September 11, 2001

    9/11/2014 11:35:08 AM, by -SHOREIDO-

    We the people of the United States of AMERICA will never forget those who picked up the tab for this day. RIP ... Read more

  • Success Quote - 9/11/14

    9/11/2014 11:28:22 AM, by ICE9CA

    My mission in life is not to merely survive, but to thrive; and to do so with passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. - Maya Angelou... Read more

  • Back to basics

    9/11/2014 10:06:02 AM, by NATHELESS

    Had some health challenges this summer, but feeling better lately and ready to get back to work on taking good care of my one and only body. Picked up my kettlebells this morning for the first time in months - Onward!... Read more

  • Moving continues to be stressful

    9/10/2014 2:04:08 PM, by RAINEMARIE214

    But it's almost over. The movers are coming on Friday and I am pretty much all ready for them! I packed up all of my clothes on Sunday and quickly realized that there was no way it would all fit in my car nicely. So on Monday after work I repacked some of my bags - was able to actually condense t... Read more

  • Sorry to all my friends here

    9/10/2014 11:34:09 AM, by SAABSTORY

    Let me first say sorry to all my friends here for pulling a disappearing act. I can explain it other than to say I pretty much was skirting the edges of depression for awhile. I think I have pulled myself out even though I did a lot of damage to myself along the way. For the last month or so, I h... Read more

  • Success Quote - 9/10/14

    9/10/2014 11:03:56 AM, by ICE9CA

    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia... Read more

  • 16 Weeks

    9/10/2014 10:52:04 AM, by LOSINGFORBABY

    I received an ever-so-kind message yesterday reminding me that I need to update. I totally failed at blog posting last week (and I'm okay with that!). But I am, in fact, at 16 weeks today! Total weight gain: 3.5 pounds. Since I see that two weeks ago I was somewhere between 2-3 pounds, I guess I'... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote

    9/9/2014 9:07:19 PM, by PMAY0313

    I think I have over 60 apps on my iPhone. I use six. --Gordon Smith (Wow...I just checked and I have 346. Some are iPhone only and some are iPad only so maybe 150+ on each. I do use50 of them all the time. I love my apps!) ... Read more

  • schedule change at the Y - woohoo

    9/9/2014 4:40:37 PM, by APONI_KB

    Last year I took a few swim workshops at the Y. They have a master's swim program there that I wanted to do but the timing just didn't work out. It was from 7:30-8:30 two days a week. I do math for a living and no matter how many times I calculated it, it came out the same way with me getting ... Read more

  • Success Quote - 9/09/14

    9/9/2014 1:58:22 PM, by ICE9CA

    Man can climb to the highest summits, but ha cannot dwell there long. - George Bernard Shaw... Read more

  • 19401 step count.

    9/9/2014 2:48:23 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    19401 was my step count for last night. 45 mins Planet Fitness Gym treadmill, 1 hour bike. 2484 steps before 7pm 19401 steps by 12 AM 8.1 mile daily step total on 09/08/2014.... Read more

  • struggling...

    9/8/2014 8:52:49 PM, by HEALTH4LIFE2012

    Im struggling this week. i am hoping to keep all my forward motivation even if i haven't lost any weight and eating junk food. I have been biking to work. last time i got a flat tire but i bike still walked. I plan to bike either wednesday or thursday. Its only Monday so i have a coupl... Read more

  • Biking Again!

    9/8/2014 8:30:57 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    Bicycle riding is my favorite way to exercise. I haven't been able to do much of it this summer due to severe fatigue from Epstein Barr virus and walking pneumonia. My fatigue has been lifting significantly over the last couple weeks and on Sunday, I went for my first bike ride since mid June. ... Read more

  • Monday's Quote

    9/8/2014 8:28:17 PM, by PMAY0313

    I won't eat any cereal that doesn't turn the milk purple. --Bill Watterson (I whole heartedly agree! Sadly my 2 favorites, Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries and Lucky Charms does not fit with my day in and day out healthy food choices.) :( I would totally try Chanel Cereal! Read more

  • well this is another fine mess

    9/8/2014 3:26:02 PM, by APONI_KB

    For background, I grew up poor. I don’t mean poor like I didn’t get that xbox I wanted for Christmas. I mean poor like free lunch at school poor, not sure where we’re going to be living next week poor, half feral little street rat poor. What I had going for me is that I was always pretty sharp. ... Read more

  • 3 more weeks

    9/8/2014 3:09:30 PM, by RAINEMARIE214

    And so much to do. My weekend was somewhat productive, and somewhat of a bust. On Friday, we had wingman day, so we had an office luncheon to a local thai place. It was super shady and the service was awful, but the food was surprisingly delicious! And then we all went home early. My allerg... Read more

  • Success Quotes - 9/08/14

    9/8/2014 11:49:23 AM, by ICE9CA

    You'll never find a better sparing partner than adversity. - Walt Schmidt --------- He who has hope has everything. - Arabian Proverb... Read more

  • Rounding Out Phase One

    9/8/2014 10:21:31 AM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Well I am disapointed in myself that I couldnt stick to the healthy eating I had wanted to during Phase One, but I started Phase Two this morning, committed to making the change! Here's hoping it will all work out! Here are my day 24,25 and 26 cardio sessions: Read more

  • Choices

    9/8/2014 9:33:01 AM, by DDOORN

    Yesterday was such a roller-coaster of experiences both out in the world and the internal dialogue and decision-making almost constantly roiling and percolating. I have another opportunity for a self-supported tour coming up which is going to be led by the same fellow that led the incredibly s... Read more

  • 19357 step count

    9/8/2014 3:59:03 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    2124 steps before 7pm 19357 steps by 12 AM 8.0 mile daily step total on 09/07/2014.... Read more

  • Will Play Catch Up Here Soon

    9/8/2014 1:44:38 AM, by CHARITYAK

    Have had many sweet inquiries by private message or on my spark page. I am doing fine. The knee is recovering though I can't do more than a slow walk at this point. But I"m behind on my blogging mostly because my husband is home one week out of six weeks. I have been spending every minute I ca... Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    9/8/2014 1:01:06 AM, by PMAY0313

    Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It's part ballet. It's part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirati... Read more

  • The Importance of Hydration ... and ... The Importance of Having Correct Shoes.

    9/7/2014 10:54:35 PM, by GHK1962

    Ok, ok, ok. For anyone remotely thinking I will have relevant and/or useful information on hydration and footwear … STOP READING NOW. I mean, C’MON!!! This is me we’re talking about. Sparktastic topics? No. Goofy blogs? Yes. Anyway … today was the Tour de Lab bike ride. Or as I like t... Read more

  • Tour of Alberta International Bike Race

    9/7/2014 8:24:35 PM, by ILPAUL

    I went to watch the last 2 hours of the Stage 5 final of the Tour of Alberta International Bike Race at Churchill Square, Edmonton. It was fun to be there and see the athletes pass the finish line. ... Read more

  • 14160 step count.

    9/7/2014 2:35:14 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    14160 was my step count for last night. 45 min walk on home gym treadmill, and one hour bike. On track for the 10 k steps a day fitness plan listed on my profile.... Read more

  • I am on the right track...

    9/6/2014 7:54:43 PM, by MSANITAL

    And feeling good.. thinking back to when I first started a healthy living journey and wanted to lose weight I just started doing it I buckled down I stopped eating the junk and eating in between meals I just started to do it and it worked... most of you now I have been struggling for some time I hav... Read more

  • Run Ginny Run

    9/6/2014 2:51:49 PM, by -SHOREIDO-

    Life IS Good. A company that makes me favorite T - Shirt( only they need to step up to 2014 and start using some with active wear materials. Life IS Good as a well known fellow sparker Barbara uses on her page! I'm using it to tell you this: I celebrated my birthday by running a 5K (70th) ... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    9/6/2014 2:10:32 PM, by PMAY0313

    It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept. Bill Watterson ... Read more

  • Thetis Island Aug 11-14

    9/6/2014 12:21:05 PM, by JUNEPA

    A biking and sea kayaking summer highlight. One of my hiker friends has a place on Thetis Island and generously invited us hikers to visit. I missed the first get-together, which was kind of cool because they sailed up from Vancouver to Thetis Island, about a 6 hour sail on the inside passage ... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

    9/6/2014 11:11:07 AM, by KKINNEA

    Since I didn't fulfill all of these goals, they are making a comeback for fall! Cardio: - Follow fall/winter marathon training program - Ride my bike at least 1 mile once a week, with or without spouse Strength: - Use a SparkPeople strength training program or another program on Tues... Read more

  • Accomplishments or lack of?

    9/6/2014 10:54:34 AM, by _MOBII_

    Just some thoughts... Read more