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  • Tuesday not so fun!

    3/31/2015 8:13:45 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    Busy day at work. I work in a call center and do electric and gas connections and disconnections all day and it was non-stop today because tomorrow is April 1st. I was not happy with the action and was glad to finally get out of there at 4:40 pm. I didn't do so well on food today. My mom thr... Read more

  • Yay Monday is done!

    3/30/2015 6:35:07 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    I had a good day today. My mom is doing better now and says she might be able to make dinner tomorrow night! That would be a nice change for me. I've been eating those sodium loaded Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice meals too long! Tonight we decided to treat ourselves to Subway and I got a foot l... Read more

  • Sun 3/29/15

    3/29/2015 10:16:35 PM, by FRECKS96

    Goals...goals...Goals... they haven't seemed to mean much lately. Eating goals, mostly out the window. Running Goals, I did a half marathon with nearly no training in the 2 months prior. Sleep goals, ha! With all that comes a failure to meet my weight loss goals. It seemed so easy t... Read more

  • Clarifying and enjoying my Sunday!

    3/29/2015 9:14:02 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    I just want to say that this is a weekend I do not have my children. I get my children every other weekend and am supposed to get them next weekend but had to cancel because of my mom's surgery. See I'm only allowed to see them supervised with my parents per ex and judge right now. I will see the... Read more

  • Busy today!

    3/28/2015 1:30:50 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    So busy today. Had to get the car taken care of today and spent $325 for brake pads and tire rotation. Too expensive especially with all the time I've missed lately from work. I have to make sure I put in enough time this coming week to help pay for it. My mom made a list for me to go to Wal... Read more

  • Down a little!

    3/27/2015 7:00:06 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    I lost weight this week and am at 186.8 from the 188 I was last week! Woo hoo! Been helping my mom a lot. A little upset I have to leave work soon around 7:18 and my brother is not coming over until 9:30 to help out. Wish he were coming sooner. She took a shower last night which made her ... Read more

  • Thank you!

    3/26/2015 3:53:17 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    Thank you for all the support. My mom did come home from the hospital and I was able to help her a little bit when my brother went to get something to eat. I got a long lunch at work and then I called and told my boss that my mom needed me after her surgery so she let me stay home. Before I l... Read more

  • Hospital overnight.

    3/26/2015 7:08:09 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    My mom stayed in the hospital overnight. My brother seems to be on top of it. The relative thing is complicated. There are 2 relatives I might try to work something out with but the 1 is a no for sure. I kind of want to give up because of the effort and if they can be that mean to me in an... Read more

  • 15 lbs gone!

    3/25/2015 8:40:38 PM, by KAH0988

    I can officially say that I have lost 15 lbs! It took longer than I thought it would but it's progress and that is what I need to keep motivated! I went through a lack of motivation phase from mid-Feb-mid March which did not help. I have been motivated with the slightly nicer weather but unfortunate... Read more

  • Ducks In A Row:

    3/25/2015 8:18:32 PM, by STRIVERONE

    I know what I'll be doing this October. So now the question is: How well will I be doing it. I will be running three marathons. Race registrations are paid; hotel reservations are made; day after adventures are planned; and Judith is on board. I was waiting to see how I made out in the Marine C... Read more

  • Family Members?

    3/25/2015 6:12:28 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    I have a few family members that I am now estranged from. Is it worth the effort to do something about it or is it better to just let it go? Thanks!... Read more

  • Changed to purple!

    3/25/2015 7:04:43 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    I changed it up to this purple color because I was getting sick of everything pink! I had tried to match the flower background but now I just needed something different. Happy with the change. My mom has her surgery today at 1:30 pm. I am a little worried because it is so late and she is not... Read more

  • Drop Day!

    3/24/2015 11:18:25 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    So since I "worked" on Saturday today was supposed to be my drop day and I completely forgot. My boss comes over to me around 8:45 am telling me it is my drop day. So I'm like oh my God I forgot I'm so out of here! LOL. She said I could stay if I wanted to to put in extra hours but I said no I d... Read more

  • Yesterday was great!

    3/23/2015 8:10:48 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    Had a great time at Friendly's and my daughter Megan was able to sit on my lap at the table and put her head on my lap too. The sitting on my lap is really the big deal. In the past, I might have been too big and she couldn't do it. That felt like a change for the better or maybe it is just my im... Read more

  • Happy today!

    3/22/2015 8:02:12 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    I am trying to blog only once a day but it is hard because I want to do it more. It's so nice to have an outlet even though I had started using my journal more recently. I figured out the calories for lunch with the crispy chicken salad and 2 table spoons of dressing and my calorie total so ... Read more

  • Spreading the cheer!

    3/21/2015 11:25:02 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    I am in such a good mood today. I was supposed to be working today but they let me go home after only a half an hour! Wow I think tis a record!!! This made me happy. I could give out all the goodies I had wanted to to all the people I consider friends. Fun, fun, fun! It was more fun then I tho... Read more

  • A Tale of Two Thighs: Steps Toward Self Acceptance

    3/21/2015 12:32:38 AM, by DDOORN

    I recently jumped in at long last and completed my first yoga class, billed as Very Gentle Yoga. Some of the moves were similar to some of the stretches I've done with my spinning class. I was pleased with my flexibility, but again (shades of cross country skiing coming back to me!) I found myself c... Read more

  • Think Spring... or not

    3/20/2015 9:38:03 AM, by RAINBOWFALLS

    Well that isn't the easiest to do here in NY - we are under a winter weather advisory and it is snowing now. Bah Humbug! I have a friend that is suppose to come down from up north this weekend. I hope she can make it. I know it will come, but I am really, really hoping this is ... Read more

  • Peace and Bravery

    3/19/2015 9:15:16 AM, by RAINBOWFALLS

    I am feeling a bit down with our work situation still. The big cheese is here and he mentioned to me that he has answers for the factory workers. I don't imagine they have much longer before they are laid off. It is so sad when people leave not only because these are friendships we have forged throu... Read more

  • Lessons in Intuitive Eating

    3/18/2015 5:53:49 PM, by TINASWEEP

    For anyone who knows me, I am a food addict, a food romantic, food anything and everything. I want to try every flavor, I clean my plate every time, I can't pass up free food. From 2010 to 2013 I was preparing new recipes 3x/day and measuring everything, and in doing so educated myself about food wh... Read more

  • Get Outside

    3/15/2015 2:08:25 PM, by STRIVERONE

    I got this one from Christine Luff's Running & Jogging column on and the way this season has been across the country, it struck a chord. "Whether the weather is fine, or whether the weather is not; whether the weather is cold, or whether the weather is hot; we'll weather the weathe... Read more

  • Just A Ride...

    3/13/2015 10:36:18 PM, by DDOORN

    Okay, so this all begins yesterday with the LONGEST most tedious day, beginning at 5 a.m. and not wrapping up till after 6 p.m. involving my going with a client out of town (Syracuse) for some important medical tests and evaluations. The medical center did a poor job of corralling the requisite stuf... Read more

  • By the Numbers

    3/11/2015 8:57:59 AM, by DDOORN

    Time to buckle down and get back on track with the all-important numbers game: Nutrition tracking and weighing in. Yes it's been another round of ostrich since the holidays and I've totally dropped my nutrition tracking and weigh-ins. After reviewing my pattern over the past year I'm not t... Read more

  • If only I could

    3/10/2015 10:35:59 AM, by RAINBOWFALLS

    My husband showed me this cartoon this morning. It was probably because yesterday I changed the scale batteries and weighed in yesterday morning. The results were much worse than the week before. I actually started my strength exercises last week too and I was not looking to see a four pound gain. M... Read more

  • A Helping hand.

    3/7/2015 4:53:15 AM, by STRIVERONE

    There are all kinds of reasons for interrupting a workout, but this one takes the cake. Less than a fifth of a mile into my run, I see a deer's headil sticking out of a snow bank. I think it must have been hit by a plow. When I got closer I saw that it had run downhill and as it came out of the wood... Read more

  • A very stressful week

    3/6/2015 8:54:14 AM, by RAINBOWFALLS

    My week has been very stressful as the only IT person at my location. We have been going through a computer conversion of all our mainframe applications. We basically moved from one parent companies mainframe to new parent company. This parent company also has been telling us that we are closing the... Read more

  • Working on a challenge

    3/5/2015 10:10:42 AM, by GETTO140

    I'm working on the walkabout challenge I found her under the official Sparkpeople challenges page a few weeks ago..
    challenge.asp It's really been getting me back in the swing of things as far as exercise goes. It reminds me every day of what I need to do ... Read more

  • 2 months in....

    3/4/2015 3:17:38 PM, by KAH0988

    I've now been on my fitness journey for 2 months tomorrow. The first month (January) went absolutely incredible, but February, not so much. I haven't tracked any food since Valentine's day and (aside from the day) had no gym time since Feb 24 (which was the only day that week) and only twice in the ... Read more

  • 1 month old!

    3/4/2015 8:36:28 AM, by HUGHESBOYS4

    Mr. Isaac turned 1 month old on 3/2. That month just flew by. Unfortunately I think this month will fly by too and then I'll be back to work. After the twins I was antsy to get back to work but not this time. I would love to stay home or at least work part time but that's not in the cards for me. Is... Read more

  • Some strength ideas

    3/2/2015 10:56:33 AM, by RAINBOWFALLS

    Isn't it amazing how something can almost drop in your lap just when you need it. I've been bouncing around what I would like to do for strength exercises besides the free weight ones that I do occasionally. On MSN's page this morning there was a link to 6 exercise to help you lose inches. I decided... Read more