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  • N+1

    2/17/2018 4:55:43 PM, by REESEK65

    Bought a rode bike today. It is simply beautiful and I have been drooling over it for a month. It was closeout sale and still there so I took the leap. I will get a full bike fit on tuesday and will definitely need some more instruction on this. Handling is so different than my trail bike, I was sca... Read more

  • Lunch

    2/17/2018 1:18:12 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Yum!... Read more

  • D is for Dopamine

    2/17/2018 1:06:32 PM, by JENNIFERQUINLAN

    Got up this morning and before I'd finished my first cup of coffee (and, yeah, I'm a two cup sorta gal) my live-in-boyfriend started throwing questions at me. The one that started the fight came as a low jab, below the belt: "How much would you pay for silence"? Because I hadn't finished that ... Read more

  • Late dinner

    2/16/2018 11:21:58 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Salad with spinach, chicken, cheese and a tablespoon of ranch. It's been so long!... Read more

  • Lunch

    2/16/2018 3:26:11 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Ordered 🍕. ( Large. Though only ate 4 slices gave the other pieces to my brother and dad)... Read more

  • So I did a thing..

    2/16/2018 11:49:27 AM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Was feeling stressed yesterday super emotional crying etc etc so did this..... Read more

  • Sore

    2/16/2018 11:48:34 AM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    I am having a lot of pain in my left calf and leg ( not the one with the fracture) I think I may have walked too far yesterday.... Read more

  • FitBit + Godiva Truffles = ?

    2/15/2018 4:46:25 PM, by JENNIFERQUINLAN

    It's been over a week since I last posted to this blog, I think. It's hard to remember sometimes. Like, it's hard to remember the last time I had fast food. According to my handy tracker, over 45 days ago! WOW. I used to slide into the drive-up for snacks and beverages mostly, mostly because I fa... Read more

  • 5k

    2/15/2018 4:09:54 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Did WATP 5k went from just over 5,200 steps to now just past 9,600 ugh so close to 10,000!!!... Read more

  • Commercial making me cry

    2/15/2018 2:43:14 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    So the adopt a pet at PetSmart commercial came on Then the pedigree commercial with the guy who has an artificial leg adopts that dog and I'm in tears again. What is wrong with me??? How am I going to get past this?? My whole life is turned upside down. I need another dog. I feel alone even though I... Read more

  • Walking.

    2/15/2018 2:38:19 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Yesterday walked Sadie twice. Just now took her for a long walk. 30 min and over 5,000 steps! She LOVES to walk far.... Read more

  • Past few days

    2/15/2018 2:32:41 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    So past few days I have been doing good. It's like it's not that I don't miss him but I've accepted it. I knew it was going to happen soon. He was old. But now I am feeling super super anxious, lonely, worried, stressed about the future. Will I ever be able to get another dog? Since I live with my ... Read more

  • Workout

    2/12/2018 3:55:22 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Did Jessica Smith 12 minute fat burning power walk workout and 15 min at home cardio blast!! Also did a 15 min stretch. Feels good to be sweaty.... Read more

  • Dying

    2/11/2018 8:06:52 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    I am dying.. at least that's how I feel. I can't breathe. I've been crying all day. I was fine. He was put down I was ok I cried a little then I accepted it. Then today all of a sudden I just lost it and I can't stop crying. I look at Sadie I cuddle her I feed her, take her for a walk , give her a t... Read more

  • Active day

    2/10/2018 9:08:20 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    So I took Sadie for a walk walked 20 min instead of 15, had to stop 3 times bc my back and legs were hurting. Tried something today.. while watching TV, every couple hours I marched in place, did knee lifts, kicks, heel digs, arms circles, light jogging and got up to over 6,000 steps!!... Read more

  • Week 5 Winter 5% Challenge Weigh In

    2/10/2018 3:03:26 PM, by GOODGETNBETR

    Every pound lost is more freedom. Freedom from the tightness of clothes. Freedom from disempowering beliefs that you can't do this. Freedom from less pain and greater agility. You get the drift. Changing our lives isn't easy, if it were we'd all be doing it 24/7. That's what makes Sparkpeople ... Read more

  • Sad

    2/9/2018 2:50:45 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    I am not read to blog it yet but my dad took my older beagle to be put down. I was crying for a while. He wasn't feeling himself we all thought he was just sick. He was 12. Now all I have is Sadie who's 8. My goal is to to get an apartment so I can have her and eventually get more dogs. My mom won't... Read more

  • Two days

    2/9/2018 2:45:32 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Did watp 5k yesterday and now just did watp burn body fat 3 miles, my life wee body killed me but amazing workout. Probably shouldn't have done it two days in a row but felt good. And I know I've gotten heavier, I can feel it. My yoga pants are getting a bit snug. Soon as I'm cleared back to work (... Read more

  • Friday ramblings

    2/9/2018 11:24:05 AM, by DELL_BELLE

    I fell off the wagon for a few weeks. My boyfriend left for Cuba and we were unable to talk for 2 full weeks. I went on a work trip for 3 days during those weeks that he was away, and there was a lot of fine dining on the company's tab. And then I just fell out of the habit. So now, 3 weeks later, I... Read more

  • Spark People: Day 21

    2/8/2018 11:44:09 AM, by JENNIFERQUINLAN

    Remember that maxim that it takes 21 days to form a habit? Yeah. So, I'm at day 21 and fell like I should celebrate some mile stone. You know, 21 days, that's something. Or is it? I mean, I'm still forgetting to log in, I'm just not interested in eating 5-7 servings of fruits and v... Read more

  • Slow bounce back from the flu

    2/8/2018 9:39:25 AM, by NATHELESS

    After a couple of weeks of feeling ill/weak, finally feeling better this week. Dithered a bit getting back to my kettlebells but did a few sets before work today, just to get myself back on track. Onward!... Read more

  • Candy

    2/7/2018 7:35:28 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    So also bought this today too. Been craving it for weeks. THIS is all that's left. It's 10oz. This is why I don't buy stuff like this... Read more

  • Outside travels

    2/7/2018 11:27:22 AM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Had to go get my leg looked at as I was having calf pain the last time I saw my Orthopedic Surgeon . No blood clots or anything. It was very very relaxing. So I went to the store and bought one of these delicious amazing fresh made turkey subs. Haven't had one in ages.... Read more

  • Fit

    2/7/2018 5:57:34 AM, by JENNIFERQUINLAN

    It's 4:30am, I can't sleep. Nightmare. To mitigate the horror of the replay of shame that woke me, I'm contemplating digging the exercise equipment out of the garage and slowly calculating the decibels all that crashing about would register on a noise meter vs those of my live-in boyfriend if I woke... Read more

  • And again

    2/6/2018 7:49:54 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Wasn't hungry. Spaghetti nite though so. I'm so stuffed. Ugh. I NEED to start eating better, healthier.. My meals literally consist of turkey burgers, pop, pizza( frozen) chicken in a can with Alfredo noodles, tuna casserole, spaghetti and meatballs in a can. Ugh I want and NEED to get back to ... Read more

  • Food is comfort

    2/6/2018 4:59:20 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Wasn't hungry. Never ate lunch. Bored so....... Read more

  • Taking Inventory

    2/6/2018 4:42:15 PM, by JENNIFERQUINLAN

    January in Review: Weight loss: 7lbs High Point: Not breaking my New Year's resolution (no fast-food during 2018) Low Point: Putting on a blouse that fit in October only to find the fabric bulges at the buttons now. (Ugh.) Goals for February: 1)Continue to keep New Year's resolu... Read more

  • Work pants..

    2/6/2018 9:20:01 AM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    So tried on my work pants this morning.. oy. Only tried on one pair ( have 2) . They were snug.... Read more

  • Last nites dinner

    2/6/2018 9:18:38 AM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    So I ordered out last night. I don't do it as much as when I was working, maybe once a week now. Also had loaded fries but only ate a little and gave the rest to my sister.... Read more

  • Breakfast

    2/6/2018 9:08:28 AM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Turkey burgers! Ran out of cheese so eating them plain.. actually taste pretty good without. I could eat these 24/7. Definitely my favorite meal.... Read more

  • Against Dr. Orders

    2/5/2018 5:51:28 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    So I did watp 3 miles. He said not to workout for another 4-5 weeks but I cannot take it anymore. It's been 6 weeks. It feels SO good to move my body, to know I'm being active, getting my workout in. The longer I don't workout the less I'm gonna want to when I get the ok. It wasn't as high intensity... Read more

  • I have missed you

    2/5/2018 3:40:23 PM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    This is what I had for lunch yesterday and now today. It's been so long since I've had it. Used to eat it several times a week. It's so good. It's tuna cheesy casserole.... Read more

  • Parenting myself

    2/5/2018 2:54:16 PM, by ENGINEERMOM

    I've really be struggling with getting to the gym to lift weights lately. I don't like lifting - I don't feel the same sense of accomplishment I feel when I complete a 5K run, bike 50 miles, or swim a mile. Intellectually, I know lifting weights helps me in the pursuit of those other goals, bu... Read more

  • Time to downsize and dig in.

    2/5/2018 4:14:15 AM, by REMCMFA

    It's that time in my life to downsize and get rid of all the junk you hang on to your whole life. I guess actual and figurative! I always start these journeys by taking care of me. I like working out alone, because I'm slow at running/walking. I use this as my meditative time. It works for me. ... Read more

  • Week 4 Winter 5% Challenge Weigh In

    2/4/2018 12:48:04 AM, by GOODGETNBETR

    Visual proof of progress. Good to get back on track after the gain for week 3. My health goals for February are: 1. walk at least a mile each day 2. lose at least 8 pounds What are your goals for February?... Read more

  • Blessed Imbolc

    2/2/2018 10:39:54 AM, by ACTIVEGODDESS

    I can't believe it's February. I still haven't shaken off the December vibes completely. But I can feel Spring stirring with the wet rains yesterday breathing a less than frosty freshness to our area. I've successfully avoided the commercialism of the holidays. No Christmas, No Valentine's. It almos... Read more

  • What I can and can't control

    2/1/2018 2:58:16 PM, by ENGINEERMOM

    Things I can control: 1. Whether I exercise today. 2. What exercise I do today. 3. Whether I plan my meals today. 4. What I put into that meal plan. 5. What I decide to eat. 6. How I view myself. Things I cannot control: 1. What my body does with the calories I eat. 2. Where my ... Read more

  • Blues

    1/27/2018 10:22:07 AM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    I don't know if it's that I've been home so long or what but I'm in my own head ALOT and I feel anxious, down, depressed.... Read more

  • Eating..

    1/27/2018 10:14:26 AM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    Today already I have consumed over 3,000 calories.. turkey burgers, oatmeal, and now rice. Oy vey. I'm literally NOT hungry and just eating and eating because I'm bored. THIS is one reason a HUGE reason why I NEED to get back to work.... Read more

  • Incredible Challenge

    1/27/2018 8:43:58 AM, by BILL60

    In Sep '17, I underwent surgery to re-attach my torn quadricep tendon. Unable to do but little exercise, my weight increased to 191.5, as of 1/118. I had enough of that so, I sat down and figured a challenge that very few could accomplish. I phrased it, "The Making the Impossible, Possible Challeng... Read more

  • Yuck

    1/27/2018 5:53:07 AM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    I bought a few boxes of instant oatmeal a few weeks ago and figured it'd be good and I'd be getting fiber ( ha! NOT good) It's disgusting. Just yuck. I love the oatmeal at work.. it's rolled oats I add a banana some raisens and brown sugar and I'm good to go. THIS is just disgusting. And I ate i... Read more

  • Update

    1/27/2018 1:04:19 AM, by BOOTYLICIOUS83

    So had my orthopedic appointment yesterday I am out of work for another month.. I honestly thought I'd be happy about it. But I'm the opposite... Read more

  • Re-Imagining Magic

    1/25/2018 9:39:15 PM, by DDOORN

    I don't believe in magic. That is what I have told myself and have told many people over the years. However, an article I came across from NPR today has me revising my beliefs. Perhaps I DO believe in magic after all! I often tell others that "I'm from Missouri, show me," I want proof! ... Read more

  • Ready to eat - classify for health, entertainment, or addiction

    1/25/2018 2:04:16 PM, by JUST_DEBORAH

    Some days I need to feel hunger pangs to remember to eat, not too many days, but it happens. Need to eat healthy foods to fuel my body. More often I am eating for social reasons or as a personal treat for entertainment which is acceptable in moderation. There are times and certain foods that trig... Read more

  • Illness week

    1/25/2018 7:58:34 AM, by NATHELESS

    Not doing much of anything the last few days as I've been ill. Feeling a little better today, if not quite up to weight training yet. My goal today is to do a little bit of walking - I've been in bed for the last two days and am very tired of doing nothing!... Read more

  • Waiting patiently for spring

    1/24/2018 11:14:51 AM, by ENGINEERMOM

    This wacky weather, up to 40-50F, then back down below freezing with a dump of snow, is just throwing me for a loop. I love winter - I love being outdoors in the cold, then coming inside to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and curl up on the couch with a good book. I love how snuggling with my ... Read more

  • Dream Machine

    1/23/2018 11:17:46 AM, by JENNIFERQUINLAN

    On a fairly regular basis, I can feel my body slowing down and getting sleepy by about 10:00pm; the urge to sleep hits hard around 10:30 and I know that if I slide under the covers no later than 11pm I'll be good to go until morning wake up at 6:30/7:00 am. If I miss the bus, ugh, I'm in for a horri... Read more

  • Acid Reflux vs Keeping the Balance Right

    1/22/2018 2:04:13 AM, by JENNIFERQUINLAN

    It's funny how easy it is to ignore what I know is true about my body and just pay the consequences later. Eat carbs and very little veg then eat super spicy, super fatty foods = chug Mylanta and chew Tums for the rest of the day/night. I know my body will hate me for my choices and yet I do i... Read more

  • Foot Pain

    1/21/2018 12:37:01 AM, by JENNIFERQUINLAN

    Trying not to continue to give in to the excuse that pain from an injury months ago requires me to sit it out when I know the more I use the foot the better it gets (as per the physical therapist). While I've been cleared to resume exercise, and while prior to the injury I was running, as much as... Read more

  • Week 2 Winter 5% Challenge Weigh In

    1/20/2018 5:40:44 PM, by GOODGETNBETR

    Was sore this morning from yesterday's unexpectedly long ride (next time phone with Maps on handlebars) but it was a strong finish to a good week. Stayed in calorie range most days and stayed active. Seems to be working. Slow and steady... 134 Next week will work on adding in more veg... Read more