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  • 17659 step count.

    8/22/2014 10:10:21 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    17659 was my step count for last night. On track for the Ten K Steps a Day program listed on my profile. I only got 7 thousand steps last night because I had migraines and cramps. I hate to sound like a girlie girl, but PMS is... Read more

  • Riding for 65 Roses

    8/22/2014 6:42:36 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    Tomorrow is the Tri-Cities Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Cycle for Life. This is the fourth year, and my fifth CFF Cycle for Life. I'm hoping to ride the 65-mile route. I've been slacking all week. No walks, no swims, no rides. There's no really good excuse other than I'm lazy. After last weekend... Read more

  • Low Energy Day Exposes Nutrition Issues

    8/22/2014 5:19:57 PM, by CHARITYAK

    Woke up today and had nooooo energy. I usually bounce out of bed and can't wait to get the day started but not happening today. I figured it would pass once I got to the gym. For me, exercise creates energy. I feel awesome af... Read more

  • Core Campaign

    8/22/2014 5:13:13 PM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I have a 13 year old son who has grown approximately 6 inches in the past year. He has been complaining about lower back pain, and while I'm sure his terrific growth spurt must be a contributor, I have noticed that his posture is not the greatest. I do have an appointment scheduled for him in a co... Read more

  • Hotter than Hell 100

    8/22/2014 11:00:22 AM, by BILL60

    Arrived at Wichita Falls, TX, yesterday in preparation for this year's HHH 100. It appears that tomorrow's ride will go along with its title since it's forecasted to be in the 100's.This will be my 8th time doing the ride. It is my favorite ride simply because of its magnitude and of course, the cha... Read more

  • Doctor's Report-Good Progress

    8/22/2014 8:14:54 AM, by GLADGAD

    I met with the orthopedic doctor yesterday. He said the bones are together and there is more bone growth, although you can still see the break. I can’t take the boot off yet, but he gave me clearance to do the following: 1. Walk as much as I want in the boot. I started doing daily ½ mile walk... Read more

  • Today's Work-Out

    8/22/2014 12:08:18 AM, by CHARITYAK

    Just a quick check-in. It's been a really busy day and I still have chores to wrap up. I am just going to post today's work-out real quick. I am focusing on my core today. Good news! When I got up this morning, I had lost another pound for a total of two pounds so far this week! The cross-trai... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    8/21/2014 11:32:56 PM, by PMAY0313

    “...the number one reason knitters knit is because they are so smart that they need knitting to make boring things interesting. Knitters are so compellingly clever that they simply can't tolerate boredom. It takes more to engage and entertain this kind of human, and they need an outlet or they get i... Read more

  • Day Nine Week Two - My Twelve Week Challenge

    8/21/2014 2:26:56 PM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Yesterday was another beautiful day! Got everything in and apart from creating a massive blister on my achillies tendon (which hurt like hell on my run today) My run...little bit faster than last time :) ... Read more

  • Success Quote - 8/21/14

    8/21/2014 1:58:38 PM, by ICE9CA

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle... Read more

  • Fatigue is lifting....hooray!

    8/21/2014 12:27:19 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    Last week, I wrote that I had been having very severe fatigue for about a month and a half. I haven't been able to determine the cause of it, but it seems to be lifting now. This week has been significantly better. I've been able to attend aerobics class three days already this week and I'm much ... Read more

  • A little down but not out!

    8/21/2014 12:12:40 PM, by MRSSUZSTAR

    So my hysterectomy has been scheduled for October 2, which is months after we had hoped it would be set for and completed. This means several things, but the biggest is that I will not, now, be able to participate in the 1/2 marathon I signed up for that takes place on December 7th. I'm quite disapp... Read more

  • 13 weeks

    8/21/2014 11:48:43 AM, by LOSINGFORBABY

    Just pretend this was posted yesterday =0) Saw the midwives on Monday. The midwife on call was offsite at a hospital attending a birth, While I was waiting on the midwife in the office, two different women called in labor. So I ended up waiting for about an hour to be seen. Luckily, the folks ther... Read more

  • Change of Season Ramble

    8/21/2014 10:18:23 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    The Summer 5% Challenge ended last Saturday, August 16th. I did lose 8.2 pounds during the challenge, not quite my 11 pound goal, but a loss all the same. Since Saturday, however, I haven't been doing very good with accountability, since I no longer have a board to check in with! Clearly, I am a ... Read more

  • Wow, has it really been a year?

    8/21/2014 10:11:56 AM, by MORROBAYCHUCK

    Came to post and saw that my last post was a year ago. Where have I been? I did finish the arms challenge, need to find those records. I need to do it again. This will be short since I just wanted to check in basically. Weight is at goal, overall fitness level is good. Am heading out right... Read more

  • Wednesday's Quote

    8/21/2014 1:12:35 AM, by PMAY0313

    “I hate it when my leg falls asleep. I know that means it's going to be up all night.” ¯ Steven Wright ... Read more

  • 11,947 was my step count for last night.

    8/20/2014 11:06:02 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    11,947 was my step count for last night. On track with my Fitbit for the ten K steps a day fitness plan listed on my fitness profile. Not fully the 12 thousand I like per day, grrrr I am slipping. Oh well, went out with friends, and had to cut my workout short. You have to have a life you know.... Read more

  • What It Takes To Play This Game

    8/20/2014 7:35:10 PM, by CHARITYAK

    I wasted some mental energy yesterday. I was fretting over my abdomen. I have been able to detect my weight loss in my arms, legs, back and even my face. But every time I passed a mirror or a window, I was upset by how little progress that bit of space between my shoulders and hipbones was making. ... Read more

  • A much Better Day.

    8/20/2014 7:26:07 PM, by MSANITAL

    In the quest to keep up with my journaling and writing things down to get them off my chest I also need to write down when things go well, which was and is today.. went to the gym with my daughter today really worked out hard and then we went to a sauna session together which was so relaxing..... Read more

  • Success Quote - 8/20/14

    8/20/2014 10:48:38 AM, by ICE9CA

    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu... Read more

  • Day Eight Week Two - My Twelve Week Challenge

    8/20/2014 10:37:24 AM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Day Eight was a great day, failed on my food but did meal prep all last night, so I am on track now!! :) The day started with a run, it was a decent run 3min run 2 min walk, trying to increase my speed a bit but carefully. This week I ip the running to 4min with a 2 min walk! Read more

  • I've Gone Basil Crazy!!

    8/20/2014 9:34:03 AM, by GLADGAD

    I love to cook. I love to eat well, too. One of my most favorite ingredients for the past 1+ years is basil. I don't use the dried basil - either fresh or the basil in a tube that I find in the refrigerated produce section of my grocery store. I use basil in almost everything. There are health be... Read more

  • Just Keep Running

    8/20/2014 9:09:17 AM, by LIZABET13

    Yesterday's run was great. I maintained my 5 mph pace for 40 minutes! Often times I feel like I'm battling myself when I run. As my muscles warm-up and settle into a steady rhythm, my brain tells me, "Slow down. This is a pace I won't be able to maintain". Then as I'm maintaining that rhythm an... Read more

  • If You Were A Tourist....

    8/20/2014 12:22:30 AM, by CHARITYAK

    If you were a tourist in our town, a mandatory stop would be the Iditarod Headquarters. This is the official restart location of the world famous dog race that runs from Anchorage to Nome. It is about 5 minutes from our house and I drive by it every day. As I drove by it today, I was musing ov... Read more

  • The cycle

    8/19/2014 8:54:58 PM, by NJOYNOW

    I'm to the point where getting dress for a hike causes an outfit crises. Not happy with how my shorts fit, my shirts fit, or how my thighs rub together. Or the lumpy bumpiness of them either. The cycle usually starts the afternoon or evening beforehand. Committed like all get out for the next ... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote

    8/19/2014 8:35:31 PM, by PMAY0313

    “I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories. ” ¯ Dave Barry I was actually watching this live. It was pretty strong by the way. Read more

  • The Voice..

    8/19/2014 7:18:34 PM, by MSANITAL

    No you will never see me on the voice.. can't carry a tune that is for sure, but their is some voice that I was hearing all day and that was my chastising negativity voice.. letting me know that I did not lose the 30lbs that I planned on losing this Summer check not losing it I gained weight.. and I... Read more

  • Phase Two

    8/19/2014 4:04:51 PM, by CHARITYAK

    I have spent a wonderful summer "playing" at what I love to do...adventure outdoors. I've hiked and biked to my heart's content. And it's been wonderful! And it's resulted in weight-loss, body toning and greater fitness levels... Read more

  • Bucket List?

    8/19/2014 1:38:14 PM, by GHK1962

    Well, ok, not so much a bucket list as an actual bucket. You see, this past year I’ve started doing multisport events. Since May I’ve done 3 Sprint duathlons, and 1 bike leg of an Olympic triathlon. When I first started my wife gave me hints on how to set-up the transition areas. I had m... Read more

  • Success Quote - 8/19/14

    8/19/2014 10:28:01 AM, by ICE9CA

    There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot. - Plato... Read more

  • Day Six & Seven Week One - My Twelve Week Challenge

    8/19/2014 9:19:19 AM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    I enjoyed my two rest days immensley! We went for a short 5km bike ride and that was about it. I needed the rest and I was glad to get it! My feet got wet at one of my work events and I had immense agony in my toes (bad arthritis) soaked them in hot hot water with lavender and Epsom salts and was oa... Read more

  • no bike, loser

    8/19/2014 9:03:06 AM, by APONI_KB

    Yesterday was bike fitting day for the hubs. I'm on vacation this week. I get more vacation time than the hubs so he's working Mon & Tues to save a few days for later in the year. Meaning that since his appointment at the bike shop was for 6:00 and he usually gets home around 5:30 I decided th... Read more

  • 14778 step count.

    8/19/2014 5:09:54 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    14778 was my step count for last night. On track for 10 k steps a day fitness plan.... Read more

  • Jam-Packed Day of Play!

    8/18/2014 10:53:46 PM, by DDOORN

    There were two rides scheduled this past weekend, BOTH for upper Catskill region. I passed on the Saturday ride through the Cannonsville Reservoir...HATED to, just too much to do to give up both days. 21 bike club members showed up for that ride. Instead I chose the challenge of the Pepacton R... Read more

  • What I Learned From My Last Triathlon

    8/18/2014 7:53:51 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    This is largely for my own benefit. I want to be able to look back at it during the winter, while I'm laying the foundation to move up to an Olympic-distance tri. One thing the Washington State Patrol Academy drills into cadets' heads is "I will not quit; I will not fail; I will not die." When... Read more

  • Monday's Quote

    8/18/2014 7:34:54 PM, by PMAY0313

    “One can only tolerate the absolute idiocy of Man for so long before bringing out the bat.” ¯ Dean Hale and in honor of a fantastic Shark Week.... Read more

  • 08/18/14

    8/18/2014 4:52:47 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I love my days off. Today i was up up at 4,hit the gym,came back home,then went to the beach with friends. ... Read more

  • The Most Romantic Phrase Ever

    8/18/2014 3:51:36 PM, by GHK1962

    *** Alert Alert Alert *** *** The following blog post has no Spark significance whatsoever *** *** Alert Alert Alert ***... Read more

  • Success Quote(s) - 8/18/14

    8/18/2014 1:58:25 PM, by ICE9CA

    Age is not important unless you're a cheese. - Helen Hayes Helen forgot wine! ---------- When you set goals, something inside of you starts saying, "Let's go, let's go," and the ceilings start to move. - Zig Ziglar... Read more

  • Busy Weekend!

    8/18/2014 1:12:05 PM, by RAINEMARIE214

    It was a busy weekend and I was very productive :) But I am feeling the effects from it because I am sore and tired! On Friday, I cooked a yummy dinner of salmon, asparagus, and couscous. I love salmon but I rarely cook it because I dont like keeping fish leftovers, but I went to the grocery ... Read more

  • well I've overdone it this time

    8/18/2014 12:50:29 PM, by APONI_KB

    Today would be day 3 of my getting out there on my bike. I'd like to think that isn't unusual but sadly it is. I run every morning with the dog and mean to get out there on my bike when I get home from work but sometimes it happens and sometimes it...doesn't. I don't even know what happened bu... Read more

  • How much sugar is in your food?

    8/18/2014 10:41:06 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    "The American Heart Association has urged people to cut their added sugar intake because of evidence that it can cause the following health conditions: Obesity - Scientists at the Medical Research Council found that eating more sugar is associated with obesity. High blood pressure - A high... Read more

  • 10k Training Program for the Week

    8/18/2014 9:37:36 AM, by LIZABET13

    Monday - Strength & Stretch 45 min fitness class (Ripped) Tuesday - 3 mile run 3.33 mi run @ 5 mph!!! & .66 warm-up/cool-down walk @ 4mph Wednesday - 40 min Cross 25 min of the 30 Day Shred. Didn't to do any yoga, thanks kiddos. Thursday - 2 mile Run & St... Read more

  • This is the Day that everything changes..

    8/18/2014 9:27:41 AM, by MSANITAL

    I wrote that in my status today, because today when I got up with a weekend food hangover.. I decided that no more.. no more fooling around.. no more playing with fire and no more wishing that the rest of my weight would come off.. I don't know what hit me this weekend if it was stress or anxiety or... Read more

  • Six Week Anklebreakerversary

    8/18/2014 8:17:16 AM, by GLADGAD

    Today marks 6 weeks since I slipped and broke my right ankle, and I believe healing is coming along as it should. Shortly after the break, a couple of friends lent me boots that they had for their previous injuries, and I brought them to my 2 week appointment for the ortho to look at. He said ... Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    8/18/2014 12:32:08 AM, by PMAY0313

    Yesterday I posted the funny below... Actually this is the picture of Hermosa Beach yesterday during Shark Week. ... Read more

  • 19353 step count.

    8/17/2014 11:04:14 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    19353 was my step count for last night. On track for the "ten thousand steps a day" fitness program listed on my Sparkpeople profile.... Read more

  • Training Again!

    8/17/2014 8:52:08 PM, by IMSMILEY88

    It has been a tough few months... as we moved for the first time in more than 17 years! I don't feel completely settled in & I have some work to do on the old house still, but we are moved. And, I've been running consistently now for a month. I miss my SP friends & the support & just sharing the goo... Read more

  • Whidbey Island Triathlon

    8/17/2014 2:53:38 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    Yesterday was an emotional roller coaster. I finished, so I have yet to get a DNF. But this one was wrenching. Two minutes into the swim, I wanted to quit. I was ready to swim over to kayak and tell them I was done. It took a lot to get me to keep going. I wanted to cry. My inner coach told me ... Read more

  • Restart

    8/17/2014 12:41:48 PM, by EDDIEBAUER35

    Hi All, I'm restarting cuz I was down to my goal weight but over the past 6-8 months I got lazy and put some weight back on. Time for me to buckle down again. I did it once, I can do it again.... Read more

  • 30 Day Wheat Free Challenge

    8/17/2014 11:13:07 AM, by LIZABET13

    I'm challenging myself to 30 days without wheat. I've done it in the past and have seen great improvements in my eczema. Today is day 1.... Read more

  • signed up for my first bike riding

    8/17/2014 8:32:55 AM, by APONI_KB

    Unless you count triathlons that is I hunted for key terms or rather NOT key terms like "challenge" and "assault" and "beautiful MOUTAINOUS scenery". I'm trying to wrap my brain around the differences between bike events and running events. For a running event we just call it a race and st... Read more

  • Playing with Glue and Scissors and Paper...

    8/17/2014 12:56:49 AM, by CHARITYAK

    When life gives you lemons, shower invitations? Not sure how many calories that burns but it was one of the few options on the table while i finish up my time out with this cold. I'm doing a baby shower for the dau... Read more

  • Summer 5% Challenge - Week 8 of 8 - It's never over

    8/17/2014 12:08:21 AM, by GOODGETNBETR

    Slender, slim, thin, lean, sexy...what have you, never ends. I'm slowly coming to understand that it's a state of mind. A state achieved the more mindful we are. Kind of like A New York State of Mind (Love that song) but with more benefits. In summary, didn't hit my goal of 187 but for the 2nd c... Read more

  • Day Five Week One - My Twelve Week Challenge

    8/16/2014 8:43:50 PM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Hello Everyone! Here is my Friday check in! Day's six and seven are rest days, I'm going to try to get some active recovery in if I can :) Decent wog today, it was 41 minutes, couldn't get the picture between the flashes!! ... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    8/16/2014 3:07:06 PM, by PMAY0313

    I bet Seal is terrified of shark week. --Unknown (I have been watching shark week sine the first one in 1987. I love it! I haven't been in the ocean above my ankles since Jaws came out. I saw it at Myrtle Beach on vacation, poor timing.) Read more

  • 15204 steps.

    8/16/2014 4:08:20 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    15204 was my Fitbit step count for last night. On track for the ten k steps a day fitness plan listed on my profile.... Read more

  • Temporarily Down For Maintenance

    8/15/2014 11:09:21 PM, by CHARITYAK

    I woke up with a fever, joint ache, sore throat and ear pain today. Joy, joy, least it helps explain why I was so off-yesterday. I thought I could push past it and maybe get in a light work-out and a little bit of gr... Read more

  • Thought of the day 8.15.14

    8/15/2014 7:21:13 PM, by ACTIVE_AT_60

    I have had some issues with my glutes and my hamstring as of late. For a long time i felt one of my glute muscles was a cable. Yes, quite uncomfortable, and more recently discomfort in my 'hind leg' was added. Of course the simplest thing would be to use my health care back ground and diagnose ... Read more

  • Friday's Quote

    8/15/2014 1:54:57 PM, by PMAY0313

    “Those guys who want to have the Mohawk...which, to me, is the new business casual.” ¯ Gerard Way (Good grief...I hope not!) ... Read more

  • Day Four Week One - My Twelve Week Challenge

    8/15/2014 8:52:16 AM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Yesterday was a challenging day, with three nights of poor sleep, I was just exhausted after driving to the gym in the morning. I was almost tempted to take the day off completely but decided to see what I could do and listen to my body. It turned out to be a cardio only day which was fine. The firs... Read more

  • A new record!

    8/15/2014 3:25:00 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    22525 was my Fitbit step count for last night. A new record! The best step count day I have gotten so far on any step counter. It makes me so happy I have to post the hearts like dogs picture. ... Read more

  • Today Was Not a Good Day

    8/14/2014 11:18:52 PM, by CHARITYAK

    Today was not a good day. In fact, today was an awful day.. I have shared my victories here To be genuine, I also need to be real about my failures. I need accountability with how I handle stress and difficult circumstances. And I did NOT handle today well at all. Read more

  • Don't blow it

    8/14/2014 8:14:35 PM, by NJOYNOW

    "This is your chance. This little, short human life that you have is your opportunity. Don't blow it." ~Pema Chödrön ... Read more

  • Day Three Week One - My Twelve Week a Challenge

    8/14/2014 6:45:55 PM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Day Three was a great day! Run, Legs and Riding :) Here's how it looked.... My very slow woggle :) Great leg work out!! ... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    8/14/2014 1:20:39 PM, by PMAY0313

    “It’s like this…a starving man would gladly eat a radish, right? In fact, a radish would be a feast if that’s all he had. But if he had a buffet in front of him, the radish would never be chosen.” ¯ Colleen Houck ... Read more

  • Progress

    8/14/2014 12:26:25 PM, by RAINEMARIE214

    Making more progress over here! Almost all of my national guard paperwork is complete. I have a few medical papers I have to figure out how to get; I need to somehow verify my security clearance; and I am waiting on my certificate of good standing from my state bar to arrive (hopefully today). *p... Read more

  • My aching aches and pains!

    8/14/2014 11:46:05 AM, by _MOBII_

    I have managed to get out and ride some every day for the past several days. I have been feeling my muscles, not in a bad way really...until the night before last! I haven't been sleeping well because of my asthma so any sleep I get lately is valuable. I woke up out of a dead sleep with the ... Read more

  • New Bike - YAY!

    8/14/2014 11:31:23 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I had this post in my head before getting my new bike, but it won't happen as I'd imagined. Yesterday morning, I took what would likely be my last ride on my old faithful Trek 5000. A friend and I rode about 24 miles, then on my last two mile stretch home, I flatted. My last flat on the old girl,... Read more

  • Finding the Groove

    8/14/2014 10:37:01 AM, by ECKYLS

    So last week was an off week. I ended up not going to any of my early am exercise classes at the gym. And I'm totally okay with that. I've learned that with some of my health issues (hypothyroid and sarcodosis) that when I'm tired it's best not to push things because in the long run, it only make... Read more

  • Dr Eric Westman - Duke University New Atkins Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss and Health

    8/14/2014 9:15:04 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    Helpful information on how to do a no sugar, no starch diet.
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  • Jeff Volek - The Many Facets of Keto-Adaptation: Health, Performance, and Beyond

    8/14/2014 8:37:59 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    "Dr. Jeff Volek is a Full Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut where he teaches and leads a research team that explores the physiologic impact of various dietary and exercise regimens and nutritional supplements. Dr. Volek's most significant line of work has be... Read more

  • Accountability

    8/14/2014 8:33:06 AM, by BILL60

    Yesterday was the kind of day I'd like to have each and every day. The exercise was challenging and the nutrition was right on. On target for a super week. HOOAAA!!... Read more

  • So...THIS is why I do this!

    8/14/2014 4:12:04 AM, by CHARITYAK

    One of the motivations for this fitness journey I am on is because I work with youth. There are some lovely things about working with youth and there are some difficult things about working with youth. One of the hard things a... Read more

  • 08/13/14

    8/13/2014 10:32:59 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I have been walking everyday,4 miles or more. If i don't walk i bike or swim,6 days sometimes 7 days a week. Getting ready for a 10 k walk. Tonight i got the email,the Biggest Loser canceled the event at great escape. I'm sad,disappointed. I'm still planning on walking my 4 plus miles in the am.... Read more

  • 12 weeks

    8/13/2014 8:35:11 PM, by LOSINGFORBABY

    This is the first time I've ever made it to 12 weeks. Really wish I could go to the doctor every other day for a mental health appointment. Cramping here and there, but no blood . . . so hoping all is still well. I see the midwife on Monday to see what options are with shared care. Hoping to h... Read more

  • Wednesday's Quote

    8/13/2014 6:50:25 PM, by PMAY0313

    “I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.” ¯ Phyllis Diller ... Read more

  • stress eating meltdown today

    8/13/2014 6:12:29 PM, by APONI_KB

    Yea afraid its true I've been getting better about avoiding the candy dish at work. I actually made that one of my tracking goals. Today was a fail. It started out ok. I took the dog on a run and got into work a little early. Then I logged into my computer. If it could go wrong it did and ... Read more

  • Day Two Week One - My Twelve Week Challenge

    8/13/2014 11:41:31 AM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Had a great day yesterday! Got everything in I wanted to so I felt pretty good :) My elliptical workout....didnt think I'd make it through 40 minutes, especiall... Read more

  • Bizzy Bee and other news

    8/13/2014 9:04:07 AM, by _MOBII_

    Life is really full right now! Not that its a bad thing, it keeps me out of trouble, eh? Or not, lol! In the cycling news.... I have been pushing myself on riding my bike more often....I have been trying to get out every day, well....on most days anyways. I keep telling myself that tak... Read more

  • Ivor Cummins - The Cholesterol Conundrum - and Root Cause Solution

    8/13/2014 7:52:31 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    "A detailed analysis of Cholesterol Science using an Engineering Problem Solving approach. Included is a clear explanation of the Cholesterol Metabolic Processes, related Diseases, and most importantly a clear summary of the key risk factors and how they can be influenced by your genetic type and yo... Read more

  • Accountability

    8/13/2014 7:51:06 AM, by BILL60

    After 7 days and 480+ miles of cycling, as part of RAGBRAI, and 7 days of vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, I'm back to my normal days of cycling, training the dogs, watching my food intake, and loving life. Looking forward to my 9th "Hotter than Hell 10" bike ride in 2 weeks. HOOAAA!!... Read more

  • New job

    8/13/2014 6:40:01 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I got my Fitbit back from the house where I left it with a friend. I will never make the mistake of leaving it agian, and I felt naked without it. Plus it looks like I may be getting a new job with new hours soon. I have always been working out two hours a day five days a week for years now with m... Read more

  • RMR & Extreme Weight Loss

    8/12/2014 9:57:50 PM, by DMARTIN302

    I'm watching Extreme Weight Loss, the episode with Sara, who is 4'5" and started her journey at 265 pounds. She's a dynamo! She did fantastic through the first 3 months and has been inspiring. One thing they said was that her RMR started at 1600 something, and with her initial weight loss, it d... Read more

  • Cowardice is an Important Survival Skill

    8/12/2014 6:54:19 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    Call me a coward, but I've decided against an open water swim in the Columbia River tonight. SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR 342 PM PDT TUE AUG 12 2014 ORC059-WAC005-013-021-071-12
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  • Muscle Confusion? My muscles are so confused they may require therapy...

    8/12/2014 6:52:33 PM, by CHARITYAK

    I've reached a bit of an exercise plateau. After a full summer of concerted fitness efforts, I have built a fairly solid base and have lost 16 pounds. (My ticker shows 6 pounds here at SP but I didn't join SP until early July and had lost 10 pounds previous to that). I know that I will soon need to... Read more

  • Why Are You Running? ... or ... Motivational Race Photo?

    8/12/2014 4:46:51 PM, by GHK1962

    A few of you know that one of the things I like to do is to ride my bike. I mean, I loveeee riding my bike. Pedal, pedal, pedal ... I like feeling the wind rush by. I like looking around at the scenery. I just like riding. However, I have realized that my bike riding mileage has go... Read more

  • Severe fatigue....functional medicine

    8/12/2014 3:19:21 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    For the past month or so, I've been dealing with severe fatigue. It's about as bad as it was while I was on chemo. I was getting better after treatment ended, but I've taken a turn for the worse in terms of fatigue. Today, I went to a new local doctor that specializes in functional medicine... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote

    8/12/2014 1:28:04 PM, by PMAY0313

    “The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.” ¯ Alfred Hitchcock Several years ago (5 or so) the best app ever was released. I use it all the time. It was free to start but I think it is a buck or 2 now and so worth it. It is called Run Pee. It is a... Read more

  • Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

    8/12/2014 12:31:00 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    That's my retrospective reaction to the thought of me doing Pilates. I went to a class last night. My club offers them. The twice-a-week class is $68 a month, plus tax, on top of my club membership (that's about $74, including sales tax). But the price of the classes is just about my co-pay for... Read more

  • 49 days left!

    8/12/2014 12:01:36 PM, by RAINEMARIE214

    Yes, I'm counting down! I have 49 days left on active duty. 49 days left living in Colorado! So exciting! I'm checking lots of stuff off my To-Do list, but still have lots to get done. So far, I've: * completed and mailed back my background investigation paperwork * reopened my perg... Read more

  • Day One Week One - My Twelve Week Challenge

    8/12/2014 10:03:44 AM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    So I am doing a 12 week ST and Running workout program, I have done my before measurements and photos and started at it yesterday! I will post the following day for what was completed the previous day...lets see if I can keep it up :) I wont be posting my before 'sports bra and shorts' shot, but ... Read more

  • I spend most of my money on bikes and beer. The rest I just waste!

    8/12/2014 9:27:48 AM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Part 1: Bikes, Bikes and More Bikes I just have to face facts. I am a mountain biker. I like the smell of a pine forest. I love the feeling of dropping like a rock down steep trail. I enjoy the challenge of switchbacks and the wonderful feeling of a flowing along winding single track. ... Read more

  • Getting Over Cravings

    8/12/2014 7:13:57 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    Cravings fascinate me - why do some people have strong cravings for some things while not for others? Why do some things pull us more than others? Yesterday I walked through the exhibit hall for the conference - vendors were giving things away left and right. Now, I can walk right past the donuts... Read more

  • Post.

    8/11/2014 10:25:45 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    My Fitbit was lost at a friends house, so I had to use an old step-counter. 12321 was my step count for last night. 1 hour on the bike and 45 on the treadmill. On track for ten K steps a day.... Read more

  • Monday's Quote

    8/11/2014 1:43:26 PM, by PMAY0313

    “Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.” ¯ Joseph Campbell ... Read more

  • bikes don't belong on roads

    8/11/2014 12:58:54 PM, by APONI_KB

    Yup I got that exact comment today when I mentioned that I really wanted to ride my bike but if its raining I'm going to go swim at the Y. deeply fascinating but its important to make long term plans I try to be very zenlike about things. Also I'm a shotokan blackbelt. Those two factors w... Read more

  • Great Weekend

    8/11/2014 9:28:23 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I had a really enjoyable weekend. Friday night started out with a pedicure with a dear friend. We stopped in the bike shop to look at the bike I've been eyeing up before heading to a local brewery for some chicken nachos and a couple beers. We both needed the evening out after some particularly s... Read more

  • Milestone!

    8/11/2014 3:39:08 AM, by CHARITYAK

    Today I finally got under 200 pounds! Been after this for months! I am 5'9" and fairly muscular so I can carry more weight than I should and not look too bad. But I know the weight is there and it bothers me. BUT...I'm on my way down! Here's a photo I took this morning. Haven't been able to w... Read more

  • Lazy Mountain Hike (NOT!!!)

    8/11/2014 3:26:44 AM, by CHARITYAK

    Lazy Mountain! What a misnamed peak! Getting up there is anything but a lazy stroll. My hiking trail book rates it "Strenuous". It's a 3800 ft peak in 2.5 miles. No switchbacks. Straight up that baby. And four summits before you finally top out, walk the very narrow ridge, scamper up the rocks to th... Read more