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  • Sept 1 2015

    9/1/2015 8:02:57 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I went kayaking this morning on the hudson river.... 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.
    -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

  • Beck Trek! Day 5

    9/1/2015 3:37:26 PM, by AZULPAPEL

    Eat Mindfully To remind myself to eat more slowly, I'm going to: change from my red place mat (isn't red supposed to make you more hungry, or am I making that up?) to a cream-colored one (soothing and comforting). I'll also place my water towards the right of the place mat, so that I have to pu... Read more

  • Fiber

    9/1/2015 1:47:55 PM, by BIGMAMAT

    So I was looking though the challenges and happened across one that looked easy . Basically a fiber challenge . I reviewed my last several days of eating and realized that it my truly be a CHALLENGE! 246 I don't think I actually hit my 25 grams of fiber all month long! Anyway, almost bailed bu... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 9/01/15

    9/1/2015 11:29:38 AM, by ICE9CA

    It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go we have come tour real journey. - Wendell Berry ... Read more

  • I love fresh starts and this time it's a race! (I'm going to be the tortoise)

    9/1/2015 11:02:13 AM, by APRIL-SK2P

    September 1st. I love the sound of that. New beginnings and a new start. I've been playing around here on spark for a couple of months and now it's time to get serious. My husband is also in need of getting healthier and I challenged him to a race. Whom ever reaches 100 lb weight loss first wins. Ea... Read more

  • Two Years Ago

    9/1/2015 7:21:24 AM, by ECKYLS

    Two years ago I took the above photo. At that point I was down about 70 pounds. I eventually dropped another 23 or so to get me where I am today. Woot! If I wanted to be critical, I could point out that I still have a bit of a tummy and my legs are holding on nicely to some fat. But trut... Read more

  • One step forward...

    8/31/2015 1:56:41 PM, by IGNATZ50

    I biked 18.88 miles on Saturday! W00t! The first half I felt fine. The 2nd half, that is, on the way back, I must've been looking pretty rough as I had not one but 2 people ask me if I was all right. I was fine. Tired, maybe not hydrated quite enough even though I downed an entire liter of... Read more

  • Beck Trek! Day 4

    8/31/2015 1:41:23 PM, by AZULPAPEL

    Give Yourself Credit 8/31 - Had a great workout (Jillian Michaels is awesome); resisted hunger without panicking (mostly); over a week without a binge; tracked calories faithfully. Sabotaging Thought: I hate self-help cheerleading. It feels so phony. Helpful Thought: Being cynical neve... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/31/15

    8/31/2015 11:36:28 AM, by ICE9CA

    Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred. - Barbara De Angelis ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/29/15

    8/31/2015 11:29:21 AM, by ICE9CA

    Man is not a being who stands still, he is a being in the process of becoming. The more he enables himself to become, the more he fulfills his true mission. - Rudolph Steiner ... Read more

  • Obesity is Not a Disease, But a Symptom?

    8/31/2015 8:53:12 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    I started a tread in the Diet and Nutrition forum about Diet - Have we really just overcomplicated it? In it we were reminded of the fact that obesity is now classified as a disease. But is it a disease? I came across this article when I was researching and copied the part I agree with. ... Read more

  • week 7

    8/30/2015 10:34:51 PM, by BIGMAMAT

    Hi friends. time for a quick blog. Reflecting on this week. Had to change my schedule up this week because my parents came up and spent the night with us. Dad had a Dr. appointment. No surgery for now. He has a large aortic aneurysm but surgery is last resort since he has had extensive heart ... Read more

  • my beloved skippy is gone.

    8/30/2015 8:39:56 PM, by SKIPPYDOG

    It was a very sad day at my house on August 11,2015. My beloved Jack Russell Skippy had a major stroke in the early morning.. I had to say goodbye to my best buddy. Skippy had the best life ( 13 years) and was so loved. Skippy was a rescue dog and had many adventures. When ... Read more

  • A Record Breaker

    8/29/2015 4:54:04 PM, by BILL60

    So, today I rode in my 9th "Hotter than Hell 100" Bike Ride. Prior to today, my very best was 17.2 miles per hour for the total ride. Today, I was feeling real good at the start. The first hour had my average at 18.1. The second hour was at 19.1. The third was at 19.3. The fourth at 19.4 and the 5th... Read more

  • I am going to dream big!

    8/29/2015 4:42:12 PM, by MULTIPLEHIGH5S

    Dear naysayers! And I mean both in life and on spark! I am going to dream big! Even if I do not reach all or some of my goals at least I will have made progress and I will have tried. Sure I could choose only small goals, but then I might get complacent once I have reached them.... Read more

  • And I am back

    8/28/2015 1:43:25 PM, by MULTIPLEHIGH5S

    After an awesome vacation, I am back to my normal life. And I will get back on track with my weight loss goals. I managed to gain 3 lbs on vacation which is not too bad at all. I was expecting worse. I am going to tackle a 20lb turkey! - I have joined the Done Girls Tackle a Turkey challenge an... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/28/15

    8/28/2015 12:37:41 PM, by ICE9CA

    Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Mahatma Gandhi ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/27/15

    8/27/2015 11:46:39 AM, by ICE9CA

    May you live all the days of your life. - Jonathon Swift ... Read more

  • a tale of karma

    8/27/2015 7:33:51 AM, by APONI_KB

    My company buys transit passes for their employees. Basically I can take the train for free or pay $4 a day to park further away from the building than the train station or $125 a month to park in the building. Free is good. On the last day that I'm going to take the train for the month I hand off m... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/26/15

    8/26/2015 11:06:02 AM, by ICE9CA

    Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience. - Katherine Tingley ... Read more

  • One Shoe at a Time - Wednesday Morning Thoughts

    8/26/2015 8:13:11 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    I never had a great deal of weight to lose. 3 years after the birth of my second child I found myself 15 lbs over my goal weight and not feeling good about myself. Clothes that had fit a year after I had my son didn't fit me anymore. I realized if I didn't do something about my slow weight gain I... Read more

  • Quote of the Day

    8/25/2015 12:03:10 PM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    “Those who mistrust their own abilities are being too wicked to themselves, discouraging themselves from doing what they should have been excelling in. If you are good at discouraging yourself, you can't be a good leader because leadership is built on inspiring others to face challenges.” ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/25/15

    8/25/2015 11:32:12 AM, by ICE9CA

    Love is the flower you've got to let grow. - John Lennon ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/25/15

    8/25/2015 11:31:48 AM, by ICE9CA

    Love is the flower you've got to let grow. - John Lennon ... Read more

  • All Moved In and Back on Track

    8/25/2015 11:16:27 AM, by K3NDRAR

    Well, the past few weeks have been interesting and I've been very distracted with things concerning my future. But I think I've come to a conclusion for now. Yesterday I officially moved back in with my parents for at least the next few months. I think this will be a good thing, as long as I can av... Read more

  • A blog recommendation

    8/25/2015 10:43:35 AM, by IGNATZ50

    I've been reading a wonderful blog:
    . This amazing woman lost 190 pounds and learned that she is, in fact, a tri-athlete! Such an inspiration to me!... Read more

  • Enough

    8/24/2015 9:41:03 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    Key to health: Eat enough. Yesterday I did not, so late at night I was hungry and had a snack, with the result that my blood sugar was slightly elevated this morning. Eat enough. It will spare you unnecessary health problems.... Read more

  • Bonus Quote - A Goal...

    8/24/2015 5:21:45 PM, by ICE9CA

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  • Inspirational Quote - 8/24/15

    8/24/2015 12:42:23 PM, by ICE9CA

    Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is a process; working together is success. - Henry Ford ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/22/15

    8/24/2015 12:40:04 PM, by ICE9CA

    Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. - Andre Gide ... Read more

  • Stay in the present.

    8/24/2015 10:14:16 AM, by BIGMAMAT

    I was reviewing my goal board today and this one popped up. STAY IN THE PRESENT. 52 I have always been a planner, trying to figure out the next step. That's just me. Planning is not a bad thing, but dwelling on things that happened yesterday, or focusing too much on tomorrow steals our Joy! ... Read more

  • Awesome active day

    8/23/2015 9:25:43 PM, by BIGMAMAT

    14986 steps so far today! Worked last night, got groceries and put them away on the way home. Slept for 4.5 hrs and woke up to an empty house... Decided to take a hike at a nearby State park. ... Read more

  • North country run 2015

    8/23/2015 10:53:50 AM, by ACTIVE_AT_60

    NCR was this weekend ... they offer a 13.1, 26.2 and a 50 mile run - all trail I am new to trail running so I did the 13.1 - and I am glad I went. It was awesome!!!! here is the 4-1-1 - about 400 miles drive to the event ... horrible traffic, orange barrels, headache (I actually had a hea... Read more

  • Road trip! We're off...kinda sorta!

    8/23/2015 10:17:32 AM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    Last Thursday we began a two-month long road trip! We started from Tennessee and the plan is to drive north (through Wisconsin) to the Canadian border. We will cross over into Canada briefly at Sault Ste. Marie and then come back into the US going west to see things tons of things includin... Read more

  • Hosted 3 Pro Bicyclists for the Chris Thater Races

    8/22/2015 5:41:13 PM, by DDOORN

    Just a just never stops for reflection much these days...whew! So cool to welcome three pro bicyclists to my humble abode as they are riding in the Chris Thater races this weekend:
    ial hey arrived at 1 a.m. this morning. I was up at 6 a.... Read more

  • Weekends with Bigmamat (#6)

    8/22/2015 7:31:54 AM, by BIGMAMAT

    Happy Saturday my sparkfriends! How's everyone doing? I'm happy with this weeks progress. I pulled the bike out of the building! 217 Love, Love, Love to ride. I try to have a me day when kids go back to school, so I planned a trip to a nearby town on the rail trail and had breakfast at a qu... Read more

  • Life Got Hectic... But I'm Still Here

    8/21/2015 11:42:19 PM, by K3NDRAR

    It's been a little while since I've logged on, which is due to a few things. For one, God kind of threw me a curveball and I'm still responding and figuring out whether or not to completely change my future. Also, tomorrow is the day I move back in with my parents so there's been plenty of preparing... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/21/15

    8/21/2015 11:59:42 AM, by ICE9CA

    Live as if you were going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were going to live forever. - Mahatma Gandhi ... Read more

  • Look Ma! No shin splint!

    8/21/2015 9:27:28 AM, by IGNATZ50

    This morning I did my 2 mi walk/shuffle. I actually was looking forward to it, even though I woke up and my right hip was kinda achy. I jogged at intervals for 20-30 count almost the entire route, including the return which is all up hill. That's a first! And no shin splints! My short te... Read more

  • Another Great Vacation....More Weight Gain!!

    8/21/2015 7:52:35 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    Just returned from a great vacation at the beach. It was a nice relaxing week, but I stayed focused on remaining healthy. Now going in to my beach vacation, I had been experiencing some lower back pain (which I think I did while lifting weights one day doing barbell squats) so I thought I would... Read more

  • Bug buffet on 2 wheels!

    8/20/2015 9:07:41 PM, by IGNATZ50

    This evening I got to take my granddaughter and her new bike up to the bike path that I've been riding. We had a pretty good time. Unfortunately I forgot to bring any bug spray. We both got chewed up! But now I have a bike riding buddy! 334... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/20/15

    8/20/2015 4:48:35 PM, by ICE9CA

    Great hopes make great men. - Thomas Fuller ... Read more

  • T.M.I. warning - early to bed, early to rise... does what again?

    8/20/2015 10:21:22 AM, by IGNATZ50

    Woke up this morning at 4:30 AM. My body seems to want to wake at that time regardless of when I go to bed. I guess I should go to bed earlier, to get enough sleep. Don't know why, couldn't go back to sleep, of course. So I got up and starting cleaning. But then, about an hour later, as I was g... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/19/15

    8/19/2015 1:04:25 PM, by ICE9CA

    In the place of stillness, rises potential. From the place of potential, emerges possibility. Where there is possibility, there is choice. And where there is choice, there is freedom. - Gabrielle Goddard ... Read more

  • More hill work

    8/19/2015 12:15:15 PM, by IGNATZ50

    Yesterday morning I did my walk/shuffle for 2 miles. I can hold the shuffle for a 30 count now, and was able to do so in intervals for the first mile. The 2nd mile is all back up hill, and that rotten shin splint came back in my right shin, which shut me down to just walking. Yesterday evening ... Read more

  • Starting over after lost bike

    8/18/2015 2:00:26 PM, by ELLEMARI

    Well when I had my bike I was doing really good. I don't think I will get another bike anytime soon. I got a gym membership though so I am sticking with that \. I got it as mostly something to do to keep my mind off other things. I do that everyday and it works out pretty good. I have been eating lo... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/18/15

    8/18/2015 12:26:13 PM, by ICE9CA

    Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. - Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • Day 8 of 84

    8/18/2015 11:33:34 AM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Day 8 was a great day, got in a lot of work even though I didn't want to, I had such a hard time getting up eating and leaving the house. I arrived at the parking garage was to go into the gym and almost turned around...luckily once your in your trapped unless you pay....hahaha...It was worth it in ... Read more

  • Lost my pazzazz

    8/18/2015 9:34:37 AM, by MORTIZ8234

    I am still far enough ahead towards reaching my goal weight. It it hard to keep on point 24/7. "I can do anything through HIM who strengthens me. "... Read more

  • Week 1 results

    8/17/2015 3:27:59 PM, by P0KERS0PH

    I had a good first week back at Spark and I have been trying to be more active here, which has definitely helped to keep me on track. I got through a whole weekend within my calorie allowance, the first weekend in a long long time that I have done that! I have been rewarded with a 2.2lb weightlo... Read more

  • Day 7 of 84

    8/17/2015 1:42:18 PM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Soooo today was HILARIOUS.... it was supposed to be a total rest day, but I decided to go for a short walk and maybe some yoga.. Well...being bored of all the trails around the house, I decided we should try a trail at the Fundy Trail Parkway. Well on the map it looked like a short little 3.7km hi... Read more

  • Day 6 of 84

    8/17/2015 1:34:42 PM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Great Rest day today...although I had to do some yoga and a short WOD just to keep things moving! It was super nice to do a bit of crossfit style after a week of not doing it....this is going to take some getting used to. I guess I didn't move as much as I thought I did, but we went for a long walk ... Read more

  • Day 5 of 84

    8/17/2015 1:19:21 PM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    This was an awesome day! I got in the weights I needed too and even a bit of Yoga...I was on track for the weekend and feeling awesome possum! I felt strong and really enjoyed the Leg and shoulder's pretty hilarious, I have uber weak shoulders, so it felt very strange going from moving ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/17/15

    8/17/2015 10:57:43 AM, by ICE9CA

    life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. - George Bernard Shaw ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/16/15

    8/17/2015 10:55:21 AM, by ICE9CA

    Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. - Archimedes ... Read more

  • NEW BIKE - oh yea

    8/17/2015 8:40:24 AM, by APONI_KB

    I've been obsessing over getting a mountain bike for some time. Can I just say that SPEEDYDOG aka Bruce over in the Cycling Team has the patience of a saint. He's been explaining things and helping weigh all my options. My plan was to walk out of the last day of the last MRI that says that I'm... Read more

  • Why “Eating in Moderation” Is Meaningless Advice

    8/17/2015 8:27:51 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    "Food companies love the term moderation because it’s so tricky to define. Is moderation one bowl of ice cream a day, or one bowl a week? It’s a difficult concept to pin down when you’re addressing a population broadly, and that’s what makes it so appealing to makers of chips, pizza, cookies... Read more

  • You Need to Burn 7,000 Calories to Burn a Pound, Not 3,500?

    8/17/2015 8:18:05 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    "If you’ve ever calculated how much weight you’ll lose by cutting out a certain number of calories a day, you know the most famous equation in dieting: 1 pound of fat = 3,500 calories. Too bad that equation is wrong. It may be right in a strict math sense, like if you burn a pound of fat in... Read more

  • 8 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Bread

    8/17/2015 7:59:31 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    "The low-carb craze is going strong. Bread is out. Pasta is overrated. And dieters are experimenting with how low their carb intake can go. But grains are anything but all the same. So whether you are cutting out refined grains, whole grains, or carbs in general, the effects can vary widely. Here’... Read more

  • Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets

    8/17/2015 7:44:04 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    "Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories. The beverage giant has teamed up with influential scientists who are advanc... Read more

  • baby chick

    8/16/2015 11:03:07 AM, by BIGMAMAT

    Totally nonweight related, but thought I'd share my baby! I can hear chirping from one more egg, so maybe by the end of the day we'll have two! 26... Read more

  • weekends with bigmamat(#5)

    8/15/2015 2:54:10 PM, by BIGMAMAT

    We'll, anyway you slice it, I'm up a pound this week. No Excuses. Reflection. And Redirection. Weighing in and moving on! I work the next two nights so going to try and get some more sleep. 229# this week. 24 Striving for 4 days at the gym this week. 10000 steps a day and within calorie ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/14/15

    8/14/2015 11:55:02 AM, by ICE9CA

    There is only corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. - Aldous Huxley ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/13/15

    8/13/2015 11:35:08 AM, by ICE9CA

    Hope is a waking dream. - Aristotle ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote - 8/12/15

    8/13/2015 11:33:13 AM, by ICE9CA

    Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you. - Peace Pilgrim
    eace_Pilgrim ... Read more

  • Day 4 of 84

    8/13/2015 8:58:00 AM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Eek have to do some rearranging today... I went for a run this morning instead of weights as I had a longer commute this morning than usual. I wouldn't normally do this as it means running twice within 12 hours...I figured the runs were short (30 min) and it was better than doing nothing at all... Read more

  • Day 3 of 84

    8/13/2015 8:51:46 AM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Great day! I actually got in my run after work...for those of you who don't know me...this is an epic feat! I never seem to be able to peel myself out of the office in time to go for a run without making excuses that I should just go home and try again the next morning. Well it was a success for ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote Catch Up

    8/12/2015 1:15:55 PM, by ICE9CA

    Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. - Albert Einstein ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote Catch Up

    8/12/2015 1:12:48 PM, by ICE9CA

    If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; If you can dream it, you can become it. - William Arthur Ward ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote Catch Up

    8/12/2015 1:01:53 PM, by ICE9CA

    Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say is the wisest course. - William Shakespeare ... Read more

  • I'm Confessin'

    8/12/2015 8:16:18 AM, by DDOORN
    HcrvM Okay, comin' clean here: It's been several months since I've stepped on a scale. Haven't bothered tracking my food either. More recently life has been presenting many opportunities and challenges which have also eclipsed what used to be my rock solid exe... Read more

  • Starting Over

    8/11/2015 4:16:41 PM, by P0KERS0PH

    Getting back on track... Read more

  • Day 2 of 84

    8/11/2015 12:57:46 PM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Good Afternoon Sparklers! So yesterday was good...I didn't stay on plan for food ... i snuck a few extras in there in the evening...instead of really listening to my body, and realizing it was thirsty and bored, I ate mindlessly. Nothing too crazy, but seriously Day One??? Anyway, I'm on track... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote Catch Up

    8/11/2015 11:41:46 AM, by ICE9CA

    Knowing others is intelligence: knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich. - Lao-Tzu ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote Catch Up

    8/11/2015 11:37:57 AM, by ICE9CA

    Laughter is the best medicine. - Anonymous ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote Catch Up

    8/11/2015 11:34:19 AM, by ICE9CA

    Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend. - Albert Camus ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote Catch Up

    8/10/2015 11:59:36 AM, by ICE9CA

    Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. - Edgar Allan Poe ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote Catch Up

    8/10/2015 11:55:27 AM, by ICE9CA

    Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. - Dalai Lama ... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote Catch Up

    8/10/2015 11:53:48 AM, by ICE9CA

    Back from a week in the eastern Sierra. Bear with me while I catch up... Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. - Mark Twain ... Read more

  • Day 1 of 84

    8/10/2015 11:13:57 AM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    So here we go...let's see how long I can keep this going ;) Today I start my next 12 week program, I received my meal plan and workouts for the first four weeks this weekend, and did all the prep work for the first week. I weighed in at a whopping 195.2 this morning (up a whole lot more than in... Read more

  • Random update and photos

    8/10/2015 10:38:54 AM, by CORTNEY-LEE

    I start the Advocare 10 Day Cleanse today. I hesitate to call it a "cleanse" because it isn't. I don't know what else to call it, so I am going to stick with that. Basically, for 10 days, I eat a diet of whole foods. I omit things like sugar, refined grains, fried foods, alcohol (bummer), and so on.... Read more

  • A weekend of Firsts and a blast from the past

    8/10/2015 10:01:24 AM, by IGNATZ50

    Yesterday I went for my first open water swim. I met a good friend of mine at a local lake. My friend grew up swimming in lakes; she even used to be a life guard and a member of a synchronized swimming team! But given the amount of trepidation I had, I suspected that I would panic. And I was r... Read more

  • Shake It Off

    8/10/2015 8:56:20 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I started writing a painfully negative blog about how I don't believe I can ever change. Crazy talk about the fact that I'm wired this way, and I'm wasting my time trying to do things differently that I never manage to succeed at. Then, I realized that if I would post that, I would be admitting fa... Read more

  • Down But Not Out

    8/9/2015 8:40:38 PM, by K3NDRAR

    I haven't been around recently, I know. But I'm still sort of keeping on. I worked out about 3 times this week, which is good. I'm trying to empty out my cupboard before I move so 3 out of the last 6 meals have been homemade cookies. Not so good. I've mainly been distracted because God is doing... Read more

  • weekend with Bigmamat # 4

    8/8/2015 11:30:59 PM, by BIGMAMAT

    Well the good news is I made it to my pre-injury weight! Yay!! Went to our family reunion and unfortunately didn't eat carefully. probably not as bad as I think but I was unable to count my food. I stepped on the scale tonight which was a mistake.... Totally committed to getting back on p... Read more

  • the flash needs to be faster

    8/8/2015 8:18:04 AM, by APONI_KB

    I knew this wouldn't last, the boy is rough on toys and already its missing its ears but I couldn't resist buying Bodie a flash today. My husband is a marathon runner and always wears a flash shirt in races. he still has ears though ... Read more

  • Bliss-ing

    8/6/2015 11:03:34 PM, by LORIVIOLA

    I went Bliss-ing today. OK so I actually went swimming, but it was blissful. 237 It was such a joy. The water was lovely and it felt so good to be in the lake. I actually swam for 15 minutes straight (which is a lot for me!), and then just hung out for another 15 minutes before... Read more

  • August 6

    8/6/2015 10:51:55 PM, by NEWLIBRARIAN

    Summer is waining. I have accomplished little in the way of health and fitness. However I keep trying plugging away at this and that and I am not going backward. I am trying to keep that in mind and move forward just a little this last month of summer. I have a couple plans there. I am lifti... Read more

  • Chemo #2 Today

    8/6/2015 4:50:39 PM, by APONI_KB

    It was actually rather uneventful. It took a little longer than last time because they run a few tests before they start. I got home around 2 instead of 1 but its not like I have anything else planned for today. Two of my three employees called in sick though so I was fielding work emails most... Read more

  • Hill work

    8/6/2015 9:08:08 AM, by IGNATZ50

    Not once, not twice, but 3 times up that hill! Boo yah!... Read more

  • How Does the Universe DO This...?

    8/5/2015 10:16:29 AM, by DDOORN

    I had the pleasure of hosting my first traveling bicyclist last night, courtesy of : Jakob has come all the way from SWEDEN to land in New York City with his bicycle & gear and is Indiana-bound for his studies in Engineering Physics. He called on Monday with plans to arrive... Read more

  • For the next 2 weeks I will....

    8/5/2015 8:41:35 AM, by LORIVIOLA

    1. Stretch daily for 10-30 minutes. 2. Do one of the following each day: Ride a bike, swim in the lake, go to the playground, HOOP or hike Mt. Watatic. 3. Reflect on the good things in my life. Spark On, Sparklers!... Read more

  • Today, I Sleep

    8/4/2015 7:50:50 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    I am so tired. I've been having trouble getting enough sleep for the past few weeks. It's not uncommon for me to start the week sleep-deprived. This past weekend, I needed to be up around six a.m. (my work week waking time) on both Saturday and Sunday. I rarely sleep in past seven, but that ext... Read more