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  • Being scared

    10/22/2014 6:55:46 PM, by XIAOLINMEI

    Just a year ago, I thought I was fat. Very fat. I did not like my body. I wished to be a lot thinner. I thought people judged me when they looked at me. I would have never thought that a year later I would weigh 44 pounds more. Now I look back at those pictures and wish I was still there. I hav... Read more

  • Accountability - Week 4

    10/22/2014 6:50:07 PM, by BE-THE-CHANGE

    Part of the craziness that has been my past week was a first appointment with a new primary care doctor and practice. It turns out that the two different medications I was put on a couple of weeks ago were too much and so my new doctor took away the diuretic. I am happy about that, since I wasn't ... Read more

  • *Weight Lost* oxox

    10/22/2014 6:20:45 PM, by BABECAVE

    Weight-Lost = Changing is Hard-Work... *Recently I been Fighting A lot of Habits* It's getting easier if I keep saying "No to things"... It's not the end of the world... but Changing and learning throughout the journey...... Read more

  • BSG Blog - Halloween Plans

    10/22/2014 6:19:58 PM, by REDQUEEN2262

    This week we are supposed to blog about plans for Halloween and what kinds of treats we might give out. We don't have many kids in the neighborhood anymore - they are all grown. I don't have to worry about giving out treats, so I don't. When the kids were small, we gave out Kit Kats, M&M's ... Read more

  • You Just Never Know...

    10/22/2014 6:18:04 PM, by SEPTEMBERSPIRIT

    When I got up this morning - I didn't know... Today was just another day. I was going to work to represent our team for the Research Day awards as we were receiving the Spirit of the Research Institute Award... but not long after 10am all the news hit about the shooting at the war memorial in downto... Read more

  • Smile Of The Day---Wed.

    10/22/2014 5:15:18 PM, by MSGRANNYMAE

    A man walks past a beggar every day and gives him $10 and that Continues for a year. Then suddenly the daily donation changes to $7.50 “Well,” the beggar thinks, “it’s still better than nothing.” A year passes in this way until the man’s daily donation suddenly becomes $5. “What’s goi... Read more

  • Incredible stress, but I'm not going to eat over it.

    10/22/2014 2:51:45 PM, by EATTHEELEPHANT

    My daughter is very ill. She may have to have her spleen removed, she may have to have additional surgery based on the results of procedures and biopsies she's having done on Monday. My nerves are raw, I'm so worried about her, and she lives seven hours from us. But I know that whatever happens I... Read more

  • Day Five: Favorite seated exercise?

    10/22/2014 2:38:29 PM, by MYLASTDAYONE

    Hi, friends! Day 5 so far, and while my momentum is coming slowly, it's coming. Next step: find exercise that won't hurt my knee. Once we get the living room floor and walls done, I can put the exercise bike in there, but until then, I need some ideas. Do you have a favorite seated workout? Co... Read more

  • Glimmer of hope!!!!

    10/22/2014 1:28:22 PM, by THELILEA

    I wish I could have put my feeling in a bottle for keeps on that walk home from the gym last night. I felt SO HAPPY! I had my first class of the new 6 week session of my rec center class last night. The cool thing was we had 6 people taking it rather than last session which had 3 and then ended... Read more

  • It's cold outside but I did it anyway!

    10/22/2014 12:28:31 PM, by TIMEFORCINDY

    So I was having the debate with myself rather to jog outside or not but I jogged the 2 mile loop in my neighborhood and now I'm feeling good that I did it!... Read more

  • Pray for our Canadian Members & Friends

    10/22/2014 11:47:04 AM, by LIFENPROGRESS

    Ottawa, Canada is under siege by a terrorist attack. Please, pray for our Canadian friends. ... Read more

  • Girls Gone Strong Results

    10/22/2014 11:31:36 AM, by FINCHFEEDER80

    I forget if I mentioned it, but a month ago my gym started a self guided challenge called Girls Gone Strong. Basically, you picked a muscle group you wanted to work on and a pre-assessment was done. Three reps of the highest weight you could maintain proper form with. We were then given a workout ou... Read more

  • Day 18 - Keep Pushing

    10/22/2014 11:02:40 AM, by ARTISTCAT

    SLEEP 9 hours FOOD Still bad, although I did have oatmeal and a banana for breakfast and cooked whole wheat pasta with fake meatballs and tomato veggie sauce for diner. Anything in between however I do not want to write down here. But I did plan meals for the next 4 days... Yay for me! ... Read more

  • Do you have a sandbox?

    10/22/2014 7:40:46 AM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    Right next door to where I work, there is an on-going construction project. I've been watching it for several months, as it moved from phase to phase. And I can't help thinking, as I leave the office each day, how much it reminds me of my cousins and I playing with their toy tractors and bulldozer... Read more

  • Dreams

    10/22/2014 7:31:02 AM, by DSCROW

    I dreamed a lot last night....hm A lot was about church. I was given a message that sometimes there is more. This message came from a client who is a pastors wife and somewhat prophetic in a dream last night. I almost felt there was something more she needed to tell about her past...something m... Read more

  • Figured I'd start the blog for the day...

    10/22/2014 7:13:07 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    I'm feeling kind of chatty about tea. I made an order for Republic of Tea since it had been a year since I had done one. It's worth it to me to get a more expensive tea since it tastes better than the cheap stuff you get at most regular markets which I don't care for! None of us do really here so I ... Read more

  • Know Who You Are - Joel & Victoria Osteen

    10/22/2014 5:35:28 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Know Who You Are Today's Scripture: "If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be." (1 Corinthian... Read more

  • A new year: Blessings

    10/22/2014 5:00:39 AM, by KIN59VARA

    Yesterday was my birthday and frankly it had not begun well. I had gotten up very early to complete a work project that I should have completed previously. I had stayed at work beyond 9 which meant a 14 hour day and I had been exhausted. I had left the project at work. I forgot to wear my ped... Read more

  • Be a Turtle

    10/22/2014 4:48:01 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " You don't have to rush down the hill. You can walk down." Clint Eastwood Many people rush through weight loss and exercise. It is much better if you go slower . Be a turtle . Most people give up way to much when they start a weight loss strategy and then they give up all together. It i... Read more

  • With the tired I know my problem!

    10/22/2014 2:06:36 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    Guess who is having the flu, lol! All my aches, pains, tired it was because of that. I am fighting it off but the tired is remaining. I don't feel very nasty sick except for the very tired and body aches. I have no energy though, none lol! I've slept well and if I was okay I would be right on target... Read more

  • advice on how to track and travel?

    10/22/2014 1:49:32 AM, by TRACYDH

    you know, I would probably blog more if there were a 'blog now' button on the Start page, just sayin... So I have been away, and I have gained, oh, 15 lbs, back in the last year. It's not rocket science, I haven't been tracking! On the other hand, I have managed to keep exercise a part of... Read more

  • Things are looking better at work

    10/22/2014 1:39:54 AM, by AMYISSUCCEEDING

    A few weeks ago I wrote a couple of blogs about my boss giving us a hard time at work. One of the Union Reps told us that he was told by the plant Manager to leave us alone. He hasn't bothered us in a couple of weeks so hopefully things will remain calm. One of my coworkers is retiring and we ar... Read more

  • Bible Verse of the Day

    10/21/2014 11:57:21 PM, by BETRHO48

    As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10 KJV... Read more

  • Ome small victory

    10/21/2014 11:33:34 PM, by MSLZZY

    Each day that passes in calm and peace is a day to be treasured. Today was one of those days for which I am grateful. I had called to the bank while DS was here in the office and requested that my name be added to his checking account. One step that was necessary and that the bank person... Read more

  • DAILY QUOTE

    10/21/2014 10:51:03 PM, by HYE101

    Faith is the cure that heal troubles . Without faith there is no hope and no love . Faith comes before hope , and before love . ~ Paul Torday... Read more

  • 10/21/14

    10/21/2014 9:58:08 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, I have accepted the reality of my situation,, and will begin my new job search. I refuse to fall into depression eating. I won't sabotage my efforts of the last year's work, over losing my job. With Jesus's help I will survive this speedbump in life, and hopefully come out stronger. Thank ... Read more

  • Day 9 by the skin of my teeth...

    10/21/2014 9:34:59 PM, by SHAWFAN

    I did make it through today without cheating and with the minimum of exercise. Didn't make it to the gym because I had to give my dh some moral support for an appointment that he had today. Once that was done, we had dinner to make and get ready for tomorrow. I did get some walking in today tho... Read more

  • Started on The Super Shred diet today!

    10/21/2014 9:01:33 PM, by BIKINIBOD4ME

    I have decided to do the Super Shred diet and downloaded it to my Kindle app on my tablet this weekend. Was all set to start yesterday. As a matter of fact I DID start it and did good until I was FAMISHED and tired at my daughter's conferences and it was past time for my last meal. I had no desire t... Read more

  • Good times ahead!

    10/21/2014 8:31:02 PM, by CASSIOEPIA

    Fitness: Yesterday's step count was 11016 (yay for two days in a row over 10,000 steps). Today I completed a two mile walk this morning before work, and then after work I did my C25k week 3 day 1 workout. I didn't get any ten minute walks in, as my supervisor was out to the branch and took us fo... Read more

  • Go Royals - World Series Game One begins

    10/21/2014 8:16:38 PM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    Guess the KC Royals are about as close to a "home team" as our area has in terms of Major League Baseball. Besides, we have a former Cornhusker on the team in Alex Gordon (left field). And it's been a long dry spell for them. I admit to being a spiritual Yankees fan, from back when Mickey Mantle... Read more

  • Smile Of The Day---Tues.

    10/21/2014 8:09:45 PM, by MSGRANNYMAE

    A fisherman from the city was out fishing on a lake in a small boat. He noticed another man in a small boat open his tackle box and take out a mirror. Being curious, the man rowed over and asked, “What is the mirror for?” “That’s my secret way to catch fish,” said the other man. “Shine the mir... Read more

  • Lost Blog?

    10/21/2014 7:52:51 PM, by DSCROW

    OK I have points for posting today and I did try to post twice this morning but there is no blog here this afternoon? Well I don't know... So if you have commented on a blog from earlier today I just can't see it. I had a great day and got 12,000 steps. Time for dinner and relaxation :)... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for October 21:

    10/21/2014 6:58:43 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: If you find only defects when you look into a mirror, you are definitely missing something. Lord, may I take comfort in my good points and use them as a foundation to grow. Daily Scripture & Reflection: If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pr... Read more

  • Chapter 5 - go ahead and toss the scale

    10/21/2014 6:16:19 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. If the scale runs your life, "dominates your thinking and ultimately your actions", then you might want to get rid of it (temporarily or permanently). If you beat yourself up when the scale shows a higher ... Read more

  • Make the Choice

    10/21/2014 5:33:17 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

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  • What Do I Love About Myself- That's A Tough One For Me?

    10/21/2014 5:21:45 PM, by EMSSBEARS

    For our Azure Spa Challenge, we were asked to acknowledge the things we love about ourselves. This was hard because I like to focus on others not myself. 1. So I guess that could be one I like to find ways to help others take my mind off me 2. I am determined (can be a bad thing too) ... Read more

  • Daily Calorie Differential

    10/21/2014 4:34:34 PM, by MYLOVELYCURVES

    Eaten: 1,685 BMR: 1,840 Exercise: 450 Total Burned: 2,290 Differential: -615 ... Read more

  • tuesday..

    10/21/2014 2:39:00 PM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    and today is even worse...rain rain rain..why cant it be snow??!!??... Read more

  • Craving kind of day, thank God for SP

    10/21/2014 2:04:34 PM, by EATTHEELEPHANT

    I am having a craving day. I want sugar, peanut butter, cookies, buttered rolls, if it's a carb, I want it! I am so glad that you SparkPeople are here to support me! I'm blogging instead of carbing. Next I'll get on the mobile chat. I'll make it!... Read more

  • October Workouts & Diet - At work and Retiling the Fireplace

    10/21/2014 1:46:11 PM, by RICKHANN

    Thw workouts are going really good this month. Each month I'm gradually improving over the next. I started off October getting lots of hours in through retiling the fireplace and cycling every other spare minute. The fireplace started off looking like this (sorry, it's ripped apart a bit becaus... Read more

  • Checking in...

    10/21/2014 1:32:23 PM, by SEPTEMBERSPIRIT

    Sorry I haven't posted - life just sometimes catches up and I honestly have been spending less time on SP (except I login daily to spin the wheel and do some basics). I have yet to get my routine back down pat and find that motivation. I'm still dealing with some issues with both of my daughter... Read more

  • October 21, 2014

    10/21/2014 12:19:09 PM, by DLITE719

    Today I will attend the funeral service a my good friend's husband Danny. Every time I think of this wonderful couple and know that I will never see Danny again I get teary eyed. Saturday I made a casserole for Alice because I knew she would have a lot of out of town guests. The minute I saw her ... Read more

  • Great News!

    10/21/2014 12:01:02 PM, by APLTEST

    My boss just told me to go ahead and take the rest of the day off. How Great! Maybe I'll get the bike out for a little ride this afternnon.... Read more

  • Tuesday or Monday

    10/21/2014 11:58:55 AM, by APLTEST

    This Tuesday sure feels like a Monday!... Read more

  • October 21 -- The days are cool and growing shorter

    10/21/2014 11:17:29 AM, by LIFENPROGRESS

    I am celebrating a 1 pound loss this week! I'm now at 249! I am *50* pounds away from ONEderland! TEMPUS FUGIT: It's the twenty-first day of October. It is 62 days until Winter begins. We've reached the middle of Autumn. 6 Days until my birthday. We are 11 days away from Halloween, 39 d... Read more

  • Pitfalls of International Travel

    10/21/2014 10:53:14 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    While in Ireland, we stopped in Dublin to visit an IKEA store that was on our way to the hotel. I know that there are IKEA stores in the USA, but they are 250-300+ miles away. We discovered these candies at the end, right by the checkout: Read more

  • Getting Back to Normal

    10/21/2014 10:52:56 AM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    I did sleep 20 hours. It helped a lot. I am back home and at work today. I pick him up from the hospital tonight and then we begin outpatient treatment at M D Anderson. I weighed myself this morning. I had put on 11 pounds. So I am getting back on track today. I'm not kicking myself though b... Read more

  • Day 2 or 43

    10/21/2014 10:21:39 AM, by TMFBITU

    Depression creeping in .. . . should be PMS, could be I got far enough off Atkins and sugar-free status that I actually have to start ALL the way over again. . . . I don't know why I wouldn't, but it was only 3-4 days, just a few cookies and chocolate-covered pretzels and jellybeans. Remember ... Read more

  • Proud of myself today!

    10/21/2014 10:15:11 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I honestly didn't feel like exercising. It was raining cats and dogs in the evening, well nearly every evening now. Malaysia is now in its monsoon season. So, I couldn't go for my usual walk. Instead, I popped in a DVD in my computer. The DVD player in the hall has broken down, so now the spare... Read more

  • Am I a Hoarder?

    10/21/2014 7:20:00 AM, by AEGISHOT

    Something just raced through my mind as I was downloading MORE workout videos on YouTube. Am I Hoarding? Over the past 3 weeks, I had downloaded more videos to help me shed all the excess weight if I am committed to the workouts/exercises. I flashed back into my journals and I realized they are... Read more

  • Monday Morning Mantra (one day late!)

    10/21/2014 7:11:16 AM, by TRIANGLE-WOMAN

    I'm having my middle daughter tested for ADD. ADD just stands for A Dear Daughter to me, but she (and I) need some coping mechanisms for her behavior that is becoming increasingly self destructive (read: avoiding homework until 11pm, staying up all night to finish it, and then running on 2 hou... Read more

  • Sharpen Your Skills - Joel & Victoria Osteen

    10/21/2014 5:54:18 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Sharpen Your Skills Today's Scripture: "Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings…" (Proverbs 22:29, NIV) Today's Word: Too often, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, doing the same thing the same way over and over every day. But if we are going... Read more

  • DAILY QUOTE

    10/21/2014 5:31:53 AM, by HYE101

    Paper can't wrap up a fire . ~ Chinese Proverbs.... Read more

  • Risky Business

    10/21/2014 4:48:21 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " If you don't risk anything , you risk even more. Erica Jong Losing weight and exercising is risky business. Will my family accept the new me? Can I still hang out with my friends and eat salad while they eat pizza.? Can I learn to say no , to the after work party and go t... Read more

  • 2:17 AM Ramblings

    10/21/2014 2:17:07 AM, by SASHAY40

    Well Folks::: Here I am again... back to square 1- day 1... Things got VERY OUT OF HAND over this past weekend. We had spent the night at my dear mother's house so she wouldn't have... Read more

  • Food Review: thinkThin Crunch Bars

    10/21/2014 12:02:14 AM, by PURPLEPEONY

    ***Let me preface this review with a disclaimer. I am not compensated for this review & all items were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own. Things that I think are delicious you may dislike. I started these food reviews because so many people asked me for new snack ideas while they ... Read more

  • I feel so tired tonight!

    10/20/2014 11:37:24 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    Maybe TOM is trying to come along, I don't know. I have zero energy to do squat so I am resting and trying not to be annoyed lol. I changed my hair appointment to next week from this Thursday because it just doesn't need colour yet. I could probably go to the first week of November honestly but... Read more

  • Day 8 and still going strong...

    10/20/2014 9:45:19 PM, by SHAWFAN

    I honestly didn't know if I was going to make it today and would have had to have started all over again. I didn't want to do that, but being that today was Monday and it wasn't exactly a great day either, I just wasn't feeling up to walking this morning. And throughout the day, I had to write a l... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for October 20:

    10/20/2014 8:56:36 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: With our blessings come responsibilities. Much is required of those to whom much has been given. Lord, may I use my blessings to be a blessing to others. Daily Scripture & Reflection: We have known and have believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who ... Read more

  • Salt Licks and Pinky Promises

    10/20/2014 8:52:11 PM, by LIFENPROGRESS

    Don't ask. Well... okay... I'll tell you... Thinking it would be smart to add nuts to my weekly program, I bought a can of roasted pecans. Sea-Salt roasted pecans. Salt-laden pecans. SALTY McSALTED SEA SALT PECANS. Once I tossed a few in my mouth -- and all the fluid in my body dried... Read more

  • Week 2 of the ToT Challenge

    10/20/2014 8:16:34 PM, by UNSTOPPABLEJEN

    Week 2 of the Trick or Treat challenge was less than spectacular. I was really busy with work and school and let my healthy habits kind of slack off. While I didn't completely stop, I was not on the top of my game. My goal for this last week of the challenge is to finish strong. While it is true... Read more

  • New Refrigerator

    10/20/2014 8:13:39 PM, by HARROWJET

    We have been having 'issues' with our refrigerator. We have had a towel on the floor to catch the water that collects there. This morning we pulled the fridge out from the wall, washed the floor and tried to clean the hose at the back where we think something was clogging and diverting water f... Read more

  • The fun never ends

    10/20/2014 8:01:07 PM, by MSLZZY

    After a tense weekend of wondering what DS and GF were up to at a friend's house, I get a text saying they have rented an apartment and are moving. Really? Well, DS comes home and insists he is not moving, doesn't want a job that the "friend" made him apply for and certainly has no intenti... Read more

  • Insperation for Monday.

    10/20/2014 6:43:29 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

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  • I have been helping teach in a small spiritual group & performing BARBRA STREISAND marionette!

    10/20/2014 5:53:51 PM, by SPARKLINGME176

    This past weekend's teaching was VERY enlightening for me! The saying goes, you teach what you need to learn! I am catching up on all the things I couldn't do for the past 4 days..... including work! LUCY needs her walk & we are off to it, before Zumba, ... Read more

  • My Spark-Light...

    10/20/2014 5:47:08 PM, by MSGRANNYMAE

    ...is very dim, lately, and today is the worst. I'm tired and weary. The weekend was great and tiring. I kept my DGS all weekend. And he's never still, even in his sleep. He is a wonde... Read more

  • Smile Of The Day---Mon.

    10/20/2014 5:31:45 PM, by MSGRANNYMAE

    A woman went to police station to file a report for her missing husband: Woman: I lost my husband Inspector: What is his height Woman: I never noticed Inspector: Slim or healthy Woman Not slim can be healthy Inspector: Color of eyes Woman: Never noticed Inspector: Color... Read more

  • Chapter 4 - to weigh or not to weigh

    10/20/2014 5:21:55 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. Spangle instructs us that there is not a right or wrong answer about keeping the scale or not keeping it; about stepping on it every day, once a week, or never. What are some ways you can rel... Read more

  • Daily Calorie Differential

    10/20/2014 4:57:17 PM, by MYLOVELYCURVES

    Eaten: 1,826 BMR: 1,840 Exercise: 400 Total Burned: 2,240 Differential: -414 Couldn't have been better but I'll take it! I'll do even better tomorrow :)... Read more

  • Sunday's calorie differential + total weekly differential

    10/20/2014 4:55:12 PM, by MYLOVELYCURVES

    This is how I did yesterday: Eaten: 1,753 BMR: 1,840 Exercise: 580 Total Burned: 2,420 Differential -667 This week's total calorie differential: -5838 Which means an average calorie differential of -973 for the 6 days I tracked my meals last week (only started tracking a... Read more

  • Decision made! Taking rec class again.

    10/20/2014 4:23:01 PM, by THELILEA

    I was debating all last week and until just if I should re-sign up for the rec class I did, the other 6 week class of the semester before the winter break, or just try to do it on my own. I just kept going back and forth in my mind! It all came down to the realization that I could easily i... Read more

  • Monday

    10/20/2014 3:52:08 PM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    rainy yuck and COLD...and i FLATLY refuse to turn on the heat. yesterday it snowed and it was so pretty..why cant it snow now???instead of yucky rain!!... Read more

  • streak upon streak upon streak

    10/20/2014 2:58:54 PM, by TMFBITU

    I wish I could say that I've stuck with every streak and done flawlessly on everything. I ate sugar this weekend, first time in six weeks - and yep, it made me all weepy and wanting to binge. Life seemed so difficult, so hopeless. All from a handful of chocolate-covered pretzels and some jellybeans.... Read more

  • Ten minute Streak

    10/20/2014 2:42:38 PM, by CASSIOEPIA

    Just like SparkGuy, Chris Downie, I'm going to do the ten minutes (minimum) streak, and update in my blog to keep me accountable. This morning, I walked two miles before work, in just over thirty minutes. Yesterday's total steps were 18,988 (a morning run, an afternoon walk, and pushing the lawn m... Read more

  • Ache

    10/20/2014 2:17:40 PM, by APLTEST

    I just finished my work out and my muscles ache. But it is that goooood ache you get from working out, not that pain full soreness.... Read more

  • Monday!

    10/20/2014 12:28:56 PM, by APLTEST

    Having a great Monday, so far so good!... Read more

  • Focus on the Positive

    10/20/2014 11:43:53 AM, by RENATA144

    & build upon your Success. ... Read more

  • How to Magically Turn Cauliflower into Alfredo Sauce

    10/20/2014 11:37:50 AM, by APRIL_V_2

    Hey Spark Peeps, It's time for another vlog! This time i'm doing my very first cooking demo! I've decided to share my favorite magical recipe that takes a head of cauliflower and magically turns it into a creamy sauce that passes for alfredo sauce! You will not believe it until you see it for y... Read more

  • Negativity Abounds!

    10/20/2014 11:09:58 AM, by KITARTHA

    Why is it so hard to be positive sometimes? It never fails that whenever you are working on improving your situation, your attitude, your balance, something comes along that completely squashes everything you have been working on. Or at least it feels like it does. Of course in the grand scheme of ... Read more

  • 26 days to go, one more long walk.

    10/20/2014 10:19:03 AM, by FINCHFEEDER80

    My ticker has informed me there are only 26 days until my half marathon. Let me tell you guys; I am so ready to get this thing over with. My best friend is doing it with me and we had our next to last big walk yesterday. Nine miles. Nine. Flippin. Miles. Three hours. This stopped being fun after six... Read more

  • Fine-tuning the Freezer Meal Marathon

    10/20/2014 10:07:45 AM, by MOSTMOM1

    If we've been friends for a while, you know that meal prep has always been my Achilles heel. I don't enjoy spending time in the kitchen. Cooking is not my forté. Need I remind you of the cookbook I set on fire, while trying to cook and read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire simultaneously? <... Read more

  • DAILY QUOTE

    10/20/2014 8:58:26 AM, by HYE101

    Motivation is what gets you started . Habit is what keeps you going . ~ Jim Rohn... Read more

  • Back on track

    10/20/2014 8:12:50 AM, by DOOCAT

    I had a difficult couple of weeks, but things are looking better. I had some sort of viral infection. I was running 103 degree fever for 2 days with night sweats, and my Dr. was concerned. Bloodwork and PET scan showed all was fine, and by the time I had the scan I had been normal for 3 days. J... Read more

  • It's a beautiful day

    10/20/2014 8:09:53 AM, by DSCROW

    It's beautiful fall weather in ALABAMA. It's been warm longer and enough rain that grasses and weeds are crazy pollen. After being out this weekend the body is full of allergens. Dosing with appropriate allergy meds and nose spray. I think this is why my last few runs have been harder. I have ... Read more

  • Governor's Cup - I AM a real runner

    10/20/2014 7:35:01 AM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    Two years ago following this race I declared the phrase "I'm not a real runner" no longer applied to me. Here's my blog from the Governor's Cup 2012: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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    al.asp?blog_id=5107483 By now, of course, y'all know I've accepted ... Read more

  • Week 1 recap, or what happens when resolutions remain resolutions...

    10/20/2014 6:39:37 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    Week 1: Oct 15th - Oct 18th 2014 Starting weight: none Ending weight: 166.6 lbs 10 minutes a day streak: 0 days Total exercise time: 60 minutes Exercises done: zumba Nutrition: woops. I said last week that eating out was done, but I've done it again, and again, and again. Thursd... Read more

  • Day 11-17 - Including Results Week 2

    10/20/2014 6:21:58 AM, by ARTISTCAT

    I realize I've been MIA lately. You probably guessed: I did not do well this week. I totally blew my no-sugar streak, ate too much and 'forgot' to move most of the days. WEIGH IN 80.5 kg / 177.5 lbs | BMI 26.29 As expected I gained weight... SLEE... Read more

  • Chapter 16, Day 11

    10/20/2014 6:02:23 AM, by VTORIA3

    Hmmmm. Lost a whole week's blog. Not good. Obviously lost my health and fitness focus. Got out to walk 2 hours each on Saturday and Sunday. Eating choices could have been better. Must rally to have a stronger last half on the Fall Challenge. Likely I can't lost 10% body weight, the goal, ... Read more

  • He Satisfies You - Joel & Victoria Osteen

    10/20/2014 5:41:05 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    He Satisfies You Today's Scripture: "They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil; and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied." (Psalm 37:19, AMP) Today's Word: Are you expecting to see God supernaturally show up in your life? Are you expecting increase and ... Read more

  • How can you change it

    10/20/2014 5:03:38 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possible avoid it ,"But how can it be like that?" because you will get" down the drain" into a blind alley from which nobody has yet escaped . . Nobody knows how it can be like that . Richard Feyman Sometimes bad things happen to us . Sometimes ther... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    10/20/2014 4:54:17 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "Even if you’ve been speeding off on the wrong track, now you have the opportunity to get on the right one. Though you may have made plenty of mistakes, today is your opportunity to learn from them and to step forward in a positive way. Give yourself a moment and feel a little bit of regret for... Read more

  • I gave myself luck with Bronco Orange!

    10/20/2014 2:08:33 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    The Broncos won more than handily tonight and I took a rest day from walking. Which I do on Sundays and one other day in the week. Still managed 5,000 steps though! I made my own dinner since everyone else was having pork, beef and veal, just no! I had vegetarian pasta, a salad, sugar free tea ... Read more

  • It saddens me,,, my BFF is dying from overeating

    10/20/2014 12:14:51 AM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    One of my dearest friends since childhood,,, has been very depressed most of her life. She "says" now "I am not" I tend to disagree. She sees one emotion at a time,,,, whereas most of us swing from one to another. We 've been friends since we were in the 7th grade,,,, I was 12,,, she was 11. Sh... Read more

  • Pushing back against resistance: building kaizen

    10/19/2014 10:44:06 PM, by CROWDGOESWILD

    Something I've been working on lately is understanding (and getting around) my own resistance. For me, one telltale sign of resistance is procrastination. But it also shows up in lateness, self-doubt, discouragement... and all of it has the same outcome: keeping me stuck firmly in place and undermin... Read more

  • And Day 7 is done!!

    10/19/2014 10:00:42 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Very short blog tonight as it's late and everyone has to get up early in the morning. But Day 7 is done! Went to the gym and had a session with a personal trainer and got a good idea of some exercises that I can do with my physical limitations and did some cardio on top of it all. Had an amazing ... Read more

  • excrise

    10/19/2014 9:19:27 PM, by SASSYTHING52

    i have have a terrible time getting back to excrise i used too excrise here and i did well i lost 50 pounds then things happened i went to listening to bad thoughts vibes again i have beeb told and lead to beleive im a nothing worth nothing and a nobody i met a friend here well it was... Read more

  • DS's concert

    10/19/2014 9:16:28 PM, by MSLZZY

    This was the choral groups, not the band as I thought. Either way, the music was delightful and we took DS out for dinner to a quaint little place called the Café Brule. Pleasant atmosphere, a very gracious owner and DS's fav place to eat. Only about 4 blocks from his apartment. MIL took... Read more