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  • Finding What Fits

    7/24/2016 10:46:02 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    This morning my husband and I got up early and took a 10 mile loop around our neighborhood. Going for a 7am ride is the only way we can get any exercise in the southeast during the height of summer. It gets way too hot, even past 9am at this time of year. I took my measurements this morning, ... Read more

  • And Then I Saw the Picture...

    7/24/2016 8:56:58 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I'm still on the road - we will be making the last five hour drive home this morning. I must admit that it was much more difficult to stay on track than I expected. Although I didn't go absolutely crazy, I did not eat exactly clean, if you know what I mean. I do miss being at home and finding hea... Read more

  • #lose100 July 23

    7/24/2016 12:20:40 AM, by MBETTIS3

    Today was a strange day. You know when you WANT to do something but you have no idea what that something is.... well that was today. I didn't end up doing much. I skipped breakfast and went to prayer and choir and Praise team rehearsal (had a good time there) and then afterward the kids and I went... Read more

  • End of Week Recap #2

    7/23/2016 6:35:28 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    It's been a good week! I am 7 pounds down, and approximately 23 pounds left until goal weight. Here is the graph of my weight over the past 2 weeks. I had an initial fast drop, and then a steady decline down. The initial fast drop was most likely water weight. I lost approxima... Read more

  • Yay for an easier shark week

    7/23/2016 11:43:53 AM, by SSMITH762

    So shark week began yesterday and it's another one without feeling as tired as I used to, plus no cramps so far or headaches. This is definitely one of the benefits of low carb that I didn't expect. I'm still a little tired, but it's not like I want to sleep all day like before. I used to take of... Read more

  • Day of walking

    7/23/2016 12:02:39 AM, by KELSIESMOM42

    Although I didn't wake up as early as I wanted to, I started my morning walks again. Even though it has been a few months since my first health issues, I was able to walk 4 miles without a major issue. It felt great. I was afraid my body would give out after two miles but I made it through the wh... Read more

  • #Lose 100 - Blog 7/22

    7/22/2016 10:01:42 PM, by MBETTIS3

    I have been back for a while now, but I figured I better start blogging again because I want to remember this journey. Speak those things that be not as though they were... Romans 4:17 The other day it just hit me..... I am going to lose 100 pounds. There was a time when I only wanted to lose 60... Read more

  • Blackened chicken and cauliflower grits again

    7/22/2016 2:56:52 PM, by SSMITH762

    Yummy and quick lunch. I made the chicken on the george foreman with the chicken rub. The cauliflower grits are riced cauliflower with greens onions and mushrooms sauteed and added to it. Then I add heavy cream and cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne for that kick. It's done in less... Read more

  • Summer suspense

    7/22/2016 1:20:02 PM, by IGNATZ50

    I am still here, still working toward fitness goals, but those goals have shifted quite a bit due to my hip pain. My Couch-to-5K plan has been totally de-railed, perhaps permanently, due to this pain. The issue The pain is in my right hip. Mostly it has been an ache, but the levels do vary. T... Read more

  • Cauliflower 'Potato' Salad

    7/22/2016 9:00:45 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    One of my krytonites in maintenance is potatoes. I really like potatoes. Unfortunately, my waist and hips really don't like them. 24 I found this 'cauliflower salad' alternative to potato salad last night.
    t-additi... Read more

  • Health issues that will make me want to cry

    7/22/2016 12:18:55 AM, by KELSIESMOM42

    So I have cancer... there I said it. I have cervical cancer and pieces of my cervix have to be cut out, multiple pieces. If they caught it soon enough, I'm good, if not... well who knows. I have bounced between crying randomly and convincing myself that everything is going to be alright. Tonight... Read more

  • Cheap and easy vegetarian keto lunch

    7/21/2016 4:25:44 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I'm on a budget and meat is expensive, so lunch today was vegetarian. This is one of my fav meal whether or not I include meat. To make it: Nuke a bag of cauliflower for 5 min then rice it. Add an egg to the rice. Start cooking peppers and onions in butter on a medium heat After cooking awhil... Read more

  • Road Trippin'

    7/21/2016 9:16:02 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    Yesterday my daughter and I began our journey to Tulsa, OK. We left Wisconsin at 8:30am and arrived at our hotel at 9:00pm. It was a LONG drive. Unfortunately, the stress of this, my first trip of this extent on my own, and leaving my husband and boys behind, caused me to make some pretty disappoin... Read more

  • The Past is Back There Behind Me

    7/21/2016 8:55:02 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    It's too early to report on my results, so I'll reserve analysis until my weekly report in a few days. But I'm liking what I'm seeing. I've lost about 6 points, so I have about 20 pounds left til my goal weight. I fell from maintenance, but it could have been worse. 20 pounds doesn't sou... Read more

  • Minnesota Spartan Race Sprint 2016

    7/20/2016 6:07:21 PM, by KA_JUN

    This is why we do what we do. We do it to challenge ourselves. We do it to feel better, to live healthy lives. We do it so we can feel fulfilled and accomplished. We do it so that we can be proud. One day, I won't be able to do what I want to do. That day, i... Read more

  • If This Cat Can Get in A Workout, So Can You!

    7/20/2016 9:37:40 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Happy Hump Day! 213
    VvMWRMs... Read more

  • Diet Control Freak

    7/20/2016 8:36:09 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    About 7 years ago, I decided I wanted to be a vegetarian. During this time, I also decided I would eliminate processed foods from my diet. I went to the store, and loaded up my cart with veggies and fruit. I knew I needed some protein, so I went to look at vegetarian protein. I found soy hot... Read more

  • Cranky beginnings: Whole 30

    7/19/2016 11:57:11 PM, by AUBRETTE

    Of late I have been eating cakes, sweets, milkshakes, ice creams and other similar desserts. I have been consuming these multiple times in the day, sometimes for breakfast. When I'm not inhaling dessert I'm shoveling cheeses, white bread rolls, french fries, buttered beans, ketchup, and ham down my ... Read more

  • Past is Past, Now is Now

    7/19/2016 9:37:30 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    In 2011, I finally reached my maintenance weight, and I successfully maintained it for 3 years. Then in 2014, things started going wrong. What happened? It's hard to say definitively. I know that I became sedentary due to life changes. I wasn't as active as I was before, often sitting f... Read more

  • Bundles of Energy

    7/19/2016 8:25:59 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Yesterday's Meals: Breakfast: 1 egg, 1/4 avocado Lunch: Romaine Lettuce salad with assorted veggies, olive oil and balsamic vinegar Smoked salmon Dinner: Eggplant "lasagna" Rainier cherries for "dessert" My appetite was so suppressed that I didn't feel I needed to eat a... Read more

  • Going Beyond "Thank You"

    7/18/2016 4:03:20 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    Along my triathlon journey, several people have told me I've inspired them. That's nice, but I haven't put much thought into it. Yesterday, I chatted with an acquaintance about her triathlons -- she's done one -- and I described my three-year struggle with swimming (still struggling!) and why next w... Read more

  • Vancouver Island bike ride - 4 days with good friends

    7/18/2016 2:54:37 PM, by JUNEPA

    On July 11-14, I went on a 4 day bike ride with 4 good friends to South Vancouver Island, from Tsawassen to Victoria to Sooke and back along the Galloping Goose bike trail, 180km total. This trail used to be a railroad, so there are minimal hills. I love my hiking friends, we are a loose-knit group... Read more

  • Insight from the Dalai Lama - 7/15/16

    7/18/2016 11:02:43 AM, by ICE9CA

    Choose to be optimistic, it feels better ... Read more

  • Too Much Fuel in the Tank

    7/18/2016 8:29:51 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    One week down, and I'm already starting to get metabolic control back. I've been thinking about my weight gain. My working hypothesis is I was undereating calories while also being inactive. Calorie restriction does not work. Repeat. Calorie restriction does not work. What ha... Read more

  • Can A Low-Carb Diet Be Restarted? Let's Find out.

    7/17/2016 2:13:47 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Edit: This blog got double posted somehow. Sorry about that. Duplicate deleted. Some people say losing weight on low-carb is harder after a rebound. Is it true? Is it harder to restart a low-carb weight loss? I aim to find out. After a period of inactivity, I have regained about 10% ... Read more

  • Cranky beginnings for a "wellness journey"

    7/17/2016 12:16:33 PM, by AUBRETTE

    I am ornery and it ain't cute* in the least. I want to do some kind of combination of extreme sport mixed with competitive eating. Either one is a form of self-harm and it takes a lot of jittery resentment to sit in a chair and write instead.
    /wellness_articles.a... Read more

  • Psychological Cravings

    7/17/2016 9:15:35 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I started the 21 day sugar challenge yesterday, and today I am to journal about the struggles (where, when and why), of my cravings. I am to keep track throughout the day of when those cravings sneak up. I will do that, but I already know! I have a hard time controlling my urges if someone el... Read more

  • In search of professional shoes

    7/16/2016 7:49:05 PM, by SSMITH762

    So with the new in office job, I went shopping this weekend. I also went shopping because I mentioned my weight loss to a friend at work and she said she'd noticed that my pants kept falling down the last time I was in the office. It was a sign. So I spent $100 at good will and picked up these 3... Read more

  • Why is it so hard to get back on track?

    7/16/2016 1:23:00 PM, by LMB-ESQ

    My favored workout is swimming. I always feel great after a good swim, both physically and mentally. Always. Without fail. The pool is one of the few places where I feel very competent and confident physically. Besides, I hate the feeling of being sweaty, so a pool is a perfect venu... Read more

  • Low Carb Reboot, Weekly Recap #1

    7/16/2016 11:02:24 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    It's been a little over a week since I rebooted my fitness goals. Is it working? Yes, it is. I've lost 4 pounds and 1% bodyfat so far. Yay! 224 But wait a minute. It doesn't quite add up. It's highly unlikely that all 4 pounds was all fat, given that my bodyfat change was 1%. ... Read more

  • Typical breakfast

    7/15/2016 10:44:13 AM, by SSMITH762

    My typical breakfast is so delicious. It's spiced hot cocoa and poached eggs with a cup of spinach mixed with a tbsp of butter and lots of spices. Oh yeah, and a couple of slices of bacon! Yum!!!... Read more

  • Always Hungry? Book Review

    7/15/2016 10:27:07 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I finished reading "Always Hungry?" by Dr. David Ludwig. I'm not going to recap my journey all the way from the beginning because my old blogs have the whole story on how I came to Spark, how I struggled for years to lose weight and get fit, and eventually how I came around from low-fat to low-... Read more

  • 1 Year and 175 Pounds Later

    7/15/2016 9:26:06 AM, by PLATINUMZACK

    I thought when this day came I would have something truly inspiring to say. But, instead I was nearly in tears yesterday. That's right, this grown man could barely contain the emotional overflow that came with realizing what has happened. I used to spend every single morning on the way to work in mi... Read more

  • Weigh In Day

    7/15/2016 9:00:51 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    Since I returned to SP on a Monday, I am now using Monday as my weigh in day. I think it's helping me to stay accountable on the weekends - well it did last weekend anyway- so I'm hoping I'll be able to skate through this weekend with little food distress. I'm feeling better already with healt... Read more

  • Picked up a new bracelet on aliexpress and thinking about hunger

    7/14/2016 7:44:42 PM, by SSMITH762

    I was thinking about hunger today. Mostly because yesterday I was so hungry that i ate almost all my calorie allotment. 1453. Typically I eat a lot closer to 1100. And it was because I was hungry all day. I try to listen to my body and easy when I'm actually hungry, but yesterday I was eating con... Read more

  • Can-Do Girl Returns

    7/14/2016 10:04:29 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    This morning I woke up, and I knew it had happened. After a week of light to moderate exercise, pushing healthy fats, and skipping my glass of wine at dinner, my body has switched over to fat burning mode. Over the week I had the typical hunger pains, and I quelled cravings with avocados and s... Read more

  • Ramblings...

    7/13/2016 10:53:00 PM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I want to post a blog but I feel like I might meander and not come to any real point, but I'm going to give it a go anyway! Since my last blog, I have been monitoring my blood sugar every morning (today was day eight). It has been as low as 89, and as high as 103. I have been extremely conscious of... Read more

  • The Road Back

    7/13/2016 8:18:50 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    In my quest to lose fat (again), I've been digging up old research to see what's new in low carb dieting. The main question that has puzzled me is why I gained weight during my inactivity. I've been searching articles and books to gain insight, given that my diet has remained low-carb during this ... Read more

  • PART 2: Re-dedication to doing right for myself...& my crazy book goal

    7/13/2016 3:44:58 PM, by MAD_WRITER_TAL

    So, starting with what's already been read/attempted to read (remember, I had to at least get through 50 pages before I gave up in frustration), they'll be numbers 1-25 (so 75 more to go). So I didn't neglect my basic tendency (and historic preference for nonfiction), I am alternating between fictio... Read more

  • PART 1: Re-dedication to doing right for myself...& my crazy book goal

    7/13/2016 2:33:29 PM, by MAD_WRITER_TAL

    Hey howdy. Been a long time since I've written on here. Quit my job in late April (partially the annoying harassment of the "clueless suitor", partly the desire to teach and have time to write again, and partly the inability to get any better grasp of my finances even though I was making twice ... Read more

  • So Far, So Good

    7/12/2016 1:52:38 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    When something goes wrong, the first thing that needs to be done is analysis. Despite my setbacks, I have a few advantages. I already cleaned up my diet long ago. I don't have to break any bad habits with eating junk food, ice cream, or unhealthy snacking. I have made permanent changes to my... Read more

  • Late Summer-Early Fall Exercise Plan

    7/11/2016 10:54:44 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 18 of the "30 Day Plateau Busting Challenge," and the assignment for the day is to write a blog about our exercise plan for the coming month or so. For the last few months I've been working toward a bike ride that my wife and I take each year. It's called The Ride Across Minnesota or TR... Read more

  • More on Pokemon Go.

    7/11/2016 2:36:26 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Pokemon Go, it will make your legs really really sore. I got a new high step count for the week. Fitbit Tracker Steps: 13604 Calories Burned Exercise: 807 Total: 1992 Minutes: 100 Distance: 5.72... Read more

  • Proving Myself Wrong

    7/10/2016 12:13:12 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    I failed. Like so many others, I met my goal weight. And then I gained back most of the weight that I lost. How did this happen? It's not that I slipped into complacency and started gorging on junk, cakes and fast food. On the contrary, my diet is considered "good". I eat few proce... Read more

  • 5% challenge progress

    7/9/2016 3:29:45 PM, by GREYLOCKES1

    Guess the statement is right consistently do the the right things and progress will come. Bit disappointed at last weeks weigh in ass only lost .4 pounds But this week patience and persistence paid off as I lost 4 pounds this week. Hope it wasn't just water weight. Did better at maintaining my exer... Read more

  • Finally i can see it!!

    7/9/2016 2:27:48 PM, by YISHAY

    Finally i can see small but visible diferences i had to actually see a picture of myself to see it but its there and i'm amazed at how blind i can be about my own body wow. well i'm not gonna keep you all in the dark but for the first time in my life i will upload a start and 16lbs lighter pic of ... Read more

  • Just discovered photo collage apps lol

    7/8/2016 2:42:47 PM, by SSMITH762

    Hey all, I just discovered a photo collage app, so here's my before and after. The first pic is from March and I started changing my eating in the middle of April. So far I'm down 36 pounds and counting. :)... Read more

  • Good healthy habits

    7/7/2016 11:02:18 PM, by BIKERMAN

    It has taken me quite a while to put down the sodas. No longer drinking 2 liters/day. Now 20oz. every 4-5 days. My water intake is at least 64oz./ day. Lot more when exercising outdoors. Amazing difference in how I feel physically, and mentally.... Read more

  • Medical Weight Loss (Part 6)

    7/7/2016 2:16:22 PM, by MRSGOFARR

    In 8 weeks, I have lost 15 pounds since I started on seeing a medical weight loss doctor and changing to a low carb lifestyle. Here are other NSV that mean so much to me which is why I consider this a lifestyle change and NOT a diet. 1. My skin looks better and clearer. 2. I am full faster an... Read more

  • Not Feeling Well but Pressing On

    7/7/2016 11:12:12 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    My wife and I were supposed to take five 30-mile bike rides in a row this week, but on Monday evening, at the end of a Fourth of July party, I started coming down with something and I've been under the weather and very weak for the last three days. So I had to decide to abandon the plan but since th... Read more

  • Gold's Gym

    7/7/2016 12:19:58 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Now a member of Gold's Gym Richmond. I looked at many gyms, and this is the one I think I can use the most. The one by my house has so many great things, and I am amazed. It has a sauna, a hot tub, plus many fitness items, and great TVs with subtitles in many languages. It is easier to get fit i... Read more

  • Yummy pepper chicken for dinner

    7/6/2016 9:42:54 PM, by SSMITH762

    I was feeling inspired to try to make one of my favorite Chinese restaurant meals, but since I'm lazy and do not enjoy cooking, this is a quick and easy recipe. It came together really fast and tasted delicious. Its just spicy enough and the pepper give it a nice tanginess. 3.0 tbsp Butter, unsa... Read more

  • I Am Sweet

    7/6/2016 10:43:03 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    Back in December of 2015 I began seeing a Naturopathic Doctor. I was tired of always feeling tired, and I truly did not think it was all in my head. After a series of blood tests, we found that my thyroid medication was not working as it should be, and, the doctor told me I was too sweet. Natural... Read more

  • Made cauliflower grits and blackened style chicken for dinner

    7/5/2016 10:08:41 PM, by SSMITH762

    I had a fun day at work, or at least a reasonably productive one. I had leftover shrimp salad for dinner, buy felt like something warmer for dinner. The office always keeps the AC supper cold. I was freezing most of the day. So I wanted blacked shrimp and grits for dinner, but didn't feel like d... Read more

  • June Recap & July Goals

    7/5/2016 12:43:57 PM, by BILLBILLBILL

    It's 5 days into July and I haven't set my goals yet...Lets rectify that now! June Results- Starting Weight- 301.2 End Weight- 295.6 Total Lost: 5.6 lbs (1.9%) This is definitely the smallest monthly weight loss I have had in the 5 months I have been going but those 5.6 lbs wer... Read more

  • Planning another 30-mile bike ride today

    7/5/2016 11:06:34 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    My wife and I are in training for a long bike ride later this month, and so we're scheduled to take a 30-mile bike ride today. It would have been best to do it this morning but we have an 11:00 am appointment and thus didn't have enough time to squeeze it in as my wife is not exactly a morning perso... Read more

  • New years resolution 2016

    7/4/2016 11:38:54 PM, by YISHAY

    I just realised this evening that for the first time in many years i have actually started to achieve my 2016 new years resolution, (that was to lose weight of course). It has been so long,i think the last time i did acheive one was when i had to lose all my baby weight when i was in my late 20's al... Read more

  • Back On Spark

    7/4/2016 9:38:59 PM, by LIVIN4LISH

    Sparkpeople - it's one of those places I return whenever I feel I need it, and I guess I feel I need it right now. It's the community that I miss, and I'm hoping that with my long absence (again), I will be able to reestablish that with some old and new Spark Friends. I am at a pretty healthy ... Read more

  • 32.4 Mile Bike Ride Today

    7/4/2016 4:41:08 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    In preparation for the MS ride coming up on July 20-24, my wife and I took a 32.4 mile ride and mostly flat roads with some fairly strong crosswinds. It was a very nice ride on a beautiful Fourth of July day in Minnesota, for which we are both grateful to the Lord. Hope you all have a great Fo... Read more

  • Yummy Brunch for Dinner

    7/3/2016 7:11:43 PM, by SSMITH762

    I had leftovers for dinner tonight. Unfortunately couldn't find my grilled chicken :( So dinner is low carb broccoli quiche, spring mix salad with cheese, spicy ranch dressing, and cherry tomatoes. That was good, but the berry parfait is crazy delicious. I described the recipe yesterday, but froz... Read more

  • Wore my new dress to church today

    7/3/2016 6:05:22 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I'm really happy to get the chance to wear it, but it was also awesome when I ordered it. It came from aliexpress and I was just happy to be able to buy a dress from Asia that fit. :) It's the 4x size, but I could have bought the 3x and it would have fit. I actually live the dress. It's not s... Read more

  • Learning how to live with diabetes AKA the kick in the butt I needed.

    7/3/2016 2:09:23 PM, by NANCYLAPEACH

    This past week, i was diagnosed with diabetes. I think this diagnosis explains some of these terrible "episodes" i have had on my bike. You would think as a nurse, I would recognize it. Shaking (muscle fatigue), shortness of breath and tachycardia (too much weight), fatigue, dizziness, even confu... Read more

  • Had a fun day with family and a delicious dessert.

    7/3/2016 1:26:38 AM, by SSMITH762

    It was a fun day. I watched a friend's kids and joined my sister, cousin, parents, and assorted children at the aquarium and then at Grandma's house for lunch, then the parents home for dinner, than fireworks at the park. Whew, a long day, but I stayed pretty well on plan. Wasn't hungry at break... Read more

  • Awesome

    7/2/2016 2:32:55 PM, by HSARMYWF

    So if you have read my previous blog posts you will know the hell I've been through since May. A move from GA in May to Alexandria VA. Then a move from Alexandria VA in June to DC with half our stuff going in permanent storage. Then fought with the privatized housing on the military installation t... Read more

  • Eat Fat, Cut The Carbs and Avoid Snacking To Reverse Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

    7/2/2016 6:49:51 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    "After 250,000 years of evolution, humans became a healthy, well-nourished species with a long life expectancy. In only 30 years, things have gone catastrophically wrong, with epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes, unchecked by current policies and interventions likely to cause reduced life-expec... Read more

  • 111 Miles on the Bike this Week

    7/1/2016 11:30:31 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    I took only three rides this week, but logged 111 miles. 64, 20, and 27, basically. So now it's two days off and then five 30-mile rides in a row next week to get ready for the big week on July 20-24, our 300-mile 5-day journey around the middle of Minnesota.... Read more

  • Part 2: Since you asked: The secrets of my success

    7/1/2016 1:58:59 PM, by TAICHIDANCER

    My disclaimer: I've been asked about the secrets of my success, so in this series of blogs, I'm telling you what I am doing and why. I am not telling you what you should do. Please make up your own mind whether it's useful for you. In my last blog, I wrote how I decided I wanted a plan based on... Read more

  • Lot going on

    7/1/2016 7:47:25 AM, by HSARMYWF

    So on Tuesday I finished the cleaning and walk through on the other rental house and got the $4,500 deposit back. 1,000 pet fee plus the $3,500. That's pretty normal in Alexandria VA. So glad that's over. It was a ceiling to floor cleaning. Grout etc I was cleaning up to 5-9 hrs a day for weeks. The... Read more

  • This is a support site! Love my positive spark friends!

    6/30/2016 9:45:52 PM, by G.I.JANE

    Just because someone doesn't look like your ideal of what a woman should look like doesn't give you the right to criticize! Just because a person chooses a diet that doesn't work for you doesn't mean you have the right to criticize or say it doesn't work. Because low carb diet with me? You don't hav... Read more

  • Week 23- Lost Weight While Camping

    6/30/2016 3:45:00 PM, by BILLBILLBILL

    Week 22 is in the books. I had a pretty successful week overall. The big news to celebrate- I successfully lost weight camping!!! Not sure that has ever happened before. How did I do it, you say... 1st, we didn't go crazy buying and bringing tons of snacks so temptation was less. ... Read more

  • and it continues

    6/29/2016 5:20:22 PM, by YISHAY

    I am so happy my doctor did tell me i needed to lose and i am i have achieved for the first time in 2 years 175.0lbs today and it just keeps falling off. My one thing i do is i listen to my hunger signals for the first time in what feels like a hundred years but i gained most of my weight after my l... Read more

  • New gym shopping.

    6/29/2016 1:59:33 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I'm still looking for a new gym. My family has a YMCA membership yet the hours are really bad. They close by 9 most days.... Read more

  • 64-Mile Bike Ride Yesterday

    6/29/2016 12:44:11 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    My wife and I are in the midst of preparing for The Ride Across Minnesota, a 5-day, 300-mile bike ride that will take us throughout the center of the state and raise about $1 million for MS research. So, yesterday we took a 64 mile ride that went into the wind for the first 18 miles, dealt with cros... Read more

  • Looking for a new gym.

    6/28/2016 11:01:00 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I am looking for a new gym this week. Many people switch gyms at New Years when the holidays have been extra cruel to their bodies. Yet because of this the summer switch has extra good bargains.... Read more

  • It's not about just looking good in a little black dress anymore

    6/28/2016 7:16:20 AM, by G.I.JANE

    Picture of me last July. When I was in my twenties I would have done just about anything to lose weight. I found that low carb diet had work for me. But I still had the poor eating habits of a picky child. We would only eat certain foods. I did a lot of red meat hamburgers , hot dogs, heck the ... Read more

  • Non-Scale Victories and Portion Distortion

    6/27/2016 10:50:15 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    Today is Day 4 of my second round on the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the challenge for the day is to carefully measure all foods so as to avoid portion distortion. I wasn't able to blog yesterday, though, so I've decided to share the exercise I completed for yesterday's challenge to iden... Read more

  • Yummy Shakshuka for breakfast

    6/26/2016 11:27:34 AM, by SSMITH762

    So I added a recipe to spark recipes because I made shakshuka for breakfast and its delicious. Here's a pic of the leftover tomatoes since the portion with the eggs in it went really fast. Shakshuka is basically eggs cooked in tomatoes. I like things that are easy since cooking is not something ... Read more

  • Summer time!

    6/25/2016 7:01:48 PM, by HEATHERSTHPW68

    There are so many thing i like about summer. Listening to the Symphony in the Flint Hills is my favorite but there are a whole lot more like going to the lake, camping and eating fresh vegetables from my dad's garden. For as long as i can remember my dad has always had a love for gardening so all ... Read more

  • Non-Scale Measurements

    6/25/2016 9:22:19 AM, by MNCYCLIST

    I'm stuck. In my first 60 days or so back on SP I lost 16-18 pounds (depending on the day!), but then my weight loss stalled and I haven't been able to lose anything since then. This is the same place I got stuck last year and no matter what I tried, or how hard I tried, I could not break through th... Read more

  • Hard to believe

    6/24/2016 10:05:53 PM, by GREYLOCKES1

    It has been 4 years since my last blog. Guess it took a while to find a replacement for running which was my motivator. Biking is now what I can do so I need to figure out how to make it work. I think single track will give me the challenges I seek just need to ease into . Lost a few week this sprin... Read more

  • Five 20+-MIle Bike Rides this Week

    6/24/2016 2:56:35 PM, by MNCYCLIST

    My wife has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and therefore most years we take a 300-mile, 5-day bike ride called The Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM) to raise money for MS research. This year we're riding from July 20-24, starting in Saint Joseph and then traveling to Sauk Center, Fergus Falls, Wadena, Little F... Read more