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  • Day 4 and going strong

    8/25/2016 11:38:03 PM, by KCARRAR

    I went to the gym again after work due to not waking up on time but I went! We were on a pass but not officially signed up! Went grocery shopping tonight and our cart was full of healthy stuff! I was even able to enjoy a little something sweet and stay within all my ranges!... Read more

  • Pretty Zucchini Tart!

    8/25/2016 6:24:57 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Do you have oceans of zucchini? I made a zucchini tart for dinner, I think it turned out very pretty. Plus, it used up a lot of items that I had to get rid of -- zucchini, and my basil plants were bolting so it was time to make pesto. Here's my finished tart! I made this for my nephew who... Read more

  • Musings on weight loss, quality of life and regrets.

    8/25/2016 3:49:20 PM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    Last Saturday night we attended a party hosted by one of my husband's Rotary friends and his wife. We have been to their house for many parties over the years and their foods is always the most scrumptious event in town! SO good! As it turns out, we have not seen this couple for several months now a... Read more

  • Spark Coach Challenges

    8/25/2016 3:15:18 PM, by FERRISLL6

    I feel I've had a good workout when I am challenged but not overly so. It feels good and not like I'm dying. Also it's fun and not boring and maybe I even learned something new. Three things I have accomplished: 1. I have eliminated pretty much all night time snacking. 2. I have started wo... Read more

  • Going out

    8/25/2016 11:39:56 AM, by LACEYLOUHOO

    Last night we went to a restaurant to meet my daughter's very serious boyfriends parents. I made choices prior in foods that allowed me some extra calories for dinner. The restaurant we chose has primarily healthy and fresh items, so it was super easy staying on track! I must say, I AM proud that I ... Read more

  • Remember To Slow Down

    8/25/2016 2:02:12 AM, by CHELSEYG29

    I have been making big changes towards my healthy lifestyle and I am feeling great about it. I am mostly positive and for the most part I am not feeling emotionally attached to food. I really feel that the majority of time I am trying to meet my calories/nutrition goals. Today was not one of those p... Read more

  • Day 3 of my journey

    8/24/2016 10:48:24 PM, by KCARRAR

    I didn't wake up early to workout, because I was so tired. But instead of blowing the day, I just decided to go after work. I made some yummy bacon, spinach, and egg "muffins" last night and they proved to be a good snack today. I stayed within my calories/carbs/fat/ and met my protein but could use... Read more

  • The Plan is Coming Together

    8/24/2016 7:59:57 PM, by SPICY23

    Here is some information that might inform an exercise for weight loss plan: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myp
    age_public_journal_individ
    ual.asp?blog_id=6193062 Part of my planning for this fall go-round is centered around the idea that the food component is the key. Exercise is great, f... Read more

  • Best (and most challenging) Hike!

    8/24/2016 6:42:54 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Yesterday I successfully hiked up Broken Top trail to the lake inside the crater, and to the crater rim. It was a great hike, very beautiful -- also very challenging. For me the challenge was the elevation gain (about 1450 feet/430 meters), and the hike is also at fairly high elevation (we went to 9... Read more

  • Health

    8/24/2016 1:36:29 PM, by FERRISLL6

    To me, health is all about potential to be as well and energetic as possible. I will never be totally healthy, but it's easy to slide into nothingness and not take full advantage of what your body can do. It's all we have essentially. I saw a Facebook meme that had a doctor telling a patient who was... Read more

  • Beginnings

    8/24/2016 10:46:56 AM, by LACEYLOUHOO

    Starting strong with lifestyle changes! I realize most things I start new is easier the first few days or so, then get harder. I will need to be aware of this moving foward. I am encouraged by my husband asking me to help him make the same changes in his life!... Read more

  • Water

    8/24/2016 7:00:36 AM, by ACJCCM

    Working on getting my water in, it's just been so hard. ... Read more

  • 8.23.16

    8/23/2016 11:58:57 PM, by RJFERRARO315

    I went for a walk with our dog. I'm thinking that if I get my kids to walk him, then I can go running without carrying a poop bag. There are just not enough public trash receptacles in our neighborhood.... Read more

  • 8 days straight of tracking... and almost to my first goal in a week...

    8/23/2016 10:51:47 PM, by OAKBORN

    Well, I have tracked for 8 straight days. I have lost 2.8 lbs. My first goal is 3 lbs, and I have myself 3 weeks to lose it. I figure 33 lbs to lose, I'll take it in 3# chunks and allow 3 weeks for each 3 lbs. This is, of course, adjustable based on how fast I actually lose 3 lbs. The journal I... Read more

  • Day 8

    8/23/2016 8:25:11 PM, by BRENTICUS

    Did 30 minutes in the treadmill at a moderate level. Loving the incline work, really gets my heart beating and sweat pouring. Also did a little lifting, will probably incorporate more of that once I get my personal training sessions. I hope everyone has a successful day! Keep up the awesome work. ... Read more

  • Goal:

    8/23/2016 6:44:25 PM, by FERRISLL6

    Dump the candy. Increase potassium health.... Read more

  • Getting Over The Hump

    8/23/2016 6:11:04 PM, by CHELSEYG29

    After a week of vacation and not so consistent with some of my goals like logging on to SP everyday, I'm feeling a little blah! I did pretty good overall and I didn't gain anything and I was fairly active and kept up with my workouts. However, I ate on the go a lot more than I have since I started m... Read more

  • Planning. How do You commit?

    8/23/2016 4:20:13 PM, by SPICY23

    I aim to include daily strength training mostly because science says we should. I do notice that cardio alone doesn't give me the full-body mobility that I would like to have that I used to get from daily circuits at Curves and Zumba which cover a much wider variety of movements and muscles than mos... Read more

  • Packing a 50 lb sack of horse feed

    8/23/2016 12:03:39 PM, by LACEYLOUHOO

    All my life I have owned horses until a year ago. My husband and I started a buisness that we shortly became slaves to, and hobbies including horses left our lifestyle. I went to the doctors last week and found I have exchanged hauling 50 lbs of horse feed for supporting 50 lbs extra fat 24/7. I can... Read more

  • Back at it again... eep! back up to 183?! OH NO!

    8/23/2016 12:20:19 AM, by OAKBORN

    198 It has been a hard few years, trying to get myself back in gear... especially since I moved out to the Pacific NW.... The stress of losing the job and just generally getting settled has taken a toll on the fitness and good eating habits that I'd worked so hard to establish in 2008 and the ... Read more

  • Its a love hate relationship

    8/22/2016 5:11:57 PM, by MARIAHHOPE8

    I spent all day working on special effects makeup for my first photoshoot its been hours and im exhausted ... Read more

  • Fitness Level: Very Poor

    8/21/2016 11:45:08 PM, by FERRISLL6

    24 That is according to the 3 minute step test on SP. My heart rate after one minute of rest was 137. Which is the lower range for the "very poor" category. Today I did a FitStar, walked about 1.5 miles and did that test. I also emailed my PT and we had a good conversation about my lousy fi... Read more

  • Day 6

    8/21/2016 10:41:35 PM, by BRENTICUS

    Well I didn't make it to the gym today, though I did tour one that I am hoping to join with my wife. We went out and got all of the things she needs to start working out this week so that is exciting. I ended up working a little over 14 hrs yesterday in the 95 degree weather and wow did my body tell... Read more

  • Getting wound up!

    8/21/2016 6:52:16 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Not having internet (except on my phone which has very limited data usage) since April has really messed me up. . . . well, no that's not exactly the whole truth . . . . not having access to SparkPeople and the encouragement of my teams and friends has allowed too much space for filling up with othe... Read more

  • Make your dreams come true

    8/20/2016 7:46:57 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    So very true. If it's going to happen, we have to make it happen.... Read more

  • Horrible week - new outlook

    8/20/2016 11:49:53 AM, by JRDUPREE

    My week was filled with a lot of emotion following a tragic accident. My husband and I own a small business with 10 employees. 2 of our employees are cousins and are only in their 20's. One of them lost his sister in a car accident last weekend. She was only 26 and it was devastating to both of my... Read more

  • Need a boost?

    8/19/2016 8:34:08 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Do you find yourself doing this??? Then, sign up for SparkCoach . . . it'll keep ya moving!... Read more

  • Day 4 of 365

    8/19/2016 7:40:20 PM, by BRENTICUS

    Tried a new program on the treadmill today. It was beastly awesome, and I pushed myself pretty good. Between the daily activity and getting my eating back on track I am overall feeling really good. So happy Friday everyone!... Read more

  • Beginnings

    8/19/2016 1:28:38 PM, by DOYOUWASH

    I (re)joined Spark People on Sunday after several years of absence. I had gotten out of shape and was not living a healthy lifestyle. I wanted to make a change, so I began working out but wanted to do more and to be able to track my progress when I remembered, "Spark People!" So here I am ... Read more

  • Day 3 of my saga

    8/18/2016 9:43:28 PM, by BRENTICUS

    So I am questing to workout for 365 days in a row, obviously with light days to let my body recover as it needs to. Yesterday's little jogging attempt worked out better than I had anticipated. My knee is definitely sore today, but not nearly as bad as it has been in the past after such attempts. I d... Read more

  • What one thinks about, one brings about

    8/18/2016 2:37:23 PM, by SPICY23

    I think this is one of my biggest peeves about weight loss efforts - too much focus on food. It's a classic Catch22: if we ignore the subject we are apt to take in too many calories, if we are vigilant about planning, tracking, and monitoring our food intake, then we may obsess, leading to cravings,... Read more

  • To Blog or Not to Blog

    8/18/2016 1:56:48 PM, by JUNEWORM

    To blog; to journal; to share thoughts, hopes, dreams and fears and have it in the ether where family, friends, or strangers could read it; or to keep it to myself. For me, that's a dilemma. I read others blogs. I learn things, and I'm encouraged, saddened, some times maddened by them, but reading a... Read more

  • they just won't go away.....

    8/18/2016 1:14:01 PM, by ERIN_POSCH

    i tend to be a bit of a neat freak at times and as such i tend to clean out my trophies, goodies, comments and such from time to time. I don't know what it is about the mileage markers but when i try to whittle them down they pop back up. i show that i earned mile makers for 200, 300, 400, 600... Read more

  • Goals, Sweets, and A Little Bit of Free Time

    8/18/2016 1:32:25 AM, by CHELSEYG29

    So I've been getting healthier for the past 2 months and 6 weeks ago I started a weight loss challenge at work. I weighed in today and lost 12lbs in the last 6 weeks and I feel great about it! I also broke through a wall since, I've been about 280 to 300lbs for the past 3 years. But today when I wei... Read more

  • SparkPeople Premium - I did it! Woohoo!!!

    8/17/2016 11:38:50 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Love the new SparkPeople Premium!!!! So, I signed up for Premium . . . . and I absolutely love it. I too had the adBlocker Plus so the ads were removed, but the main reason I took advantage of Premium was for the SparkCoach feature . . . which takes priority even over the ad-free app . . ... Read more

  • 365 days of workout, day 2!

    8/17/2016 10:43:57 PM, by BRENTICUS

    Had another successful day at the gym. Went 45 minutes in the treadmill. Picked up the speed to a really brisk walk which was awesome. My knee has been holding up pretty well so I decided to take a little chance and did a fast jog for the last 45 seconds of my workout. Not a lot for some people but ... Read more

  • SUGAR -Where?

    8/17/2016 3:27:49 PM, by NORAHSEMP

    I found this in the Help-Answer section; someone else had asked the question; Why can't I track sugar? www.sparkpeople.com/communit
    y/help_answer.asp?id=120 Now maybe I can remember 198 What's that they say ? ? every little bit helps !?! ... Read more

  • Goal-ing

    8/17/2016 2:31:46 PM, by NORAHSEMP

    Revisiting my SP goals. 521 Learning 2 reFocus. 386 Don't want to flounder in the rut anymore. 234 104 48... Read more

  • Sleep problem!

    8/17/2016 2:29:01 AM, by IZZY1213

    I know not getting enough sleep will affect your goal towards losing weight, but what about sleep apnea? I know I have it, but I don't have a CPAP machine anymore. When I go to bed I normally get about 6-7 hours of sleep (whether I get to R.E.M. sleep is a wild card). I live in the Portland area whe... Read more

  • Good feelings

    8/16/2016 8:50:29 PM, by BRENTICUS

    Got to the gym today and did 40 minutes of hills on the treadmill then some light lifting. Felt really good walking out. Now just have to have a moderately healthy dinner and it will have been a successful day. ... Read more

  • Dot2dot

    8/16/2016 11:15:02 AM, by DOTHASKETT

    I'm excited I'm averaging 1lb/day and almost halfway to my goal... Read more

  • Not a quitter

    8/15/2016 6:35:01 PM, by KST1969

    No one could say I am a quitter. I have started and stopped with SparkPeople so many times it is crazy. But I keep coming back. Because I know that this makes sense. Small changes, consistency, the support, it is the keys to success. I just need to apply it and do the work. Because I know if I ... Read more

  • tis a sad day indeed.....

    8/14/2016 7:04:33 PM, by ERIN_POSCH

    My SPAT jumped out of my pocket and ran away sometime yesterday afternoon. DH and I looked and looked all over for it but no luck. I have a FitBit Zip so I am able to keep my stepping streak intact, but were SPARK keeps strack of all my activity minutes, my FBZ only keeps track of moderate... Read more

  • SparkPeople Premium - Ad Free

    8/13/2016 12:58:04 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Here's a link to the new feature by SparkPeople: https://www.sparkpeople.com/my
    spark/premium.asp It's ad free, and has a number of other advantages. Before I sign up, I'm curious if anyone else has, and what you think of it . . . . I'm all for ad-free SparkPeople..... ... Read more

  • Reality 101

    8/12/2016 5:33:37 PM, by SPICY23

    Report Card: 3 x 10 sets of something daily: yes, managed to fit these in on top of cardio stretches daily: yes, tried some new ones too 3 blogs in the week: this is the third So Yes, I did what I set out to do. Big deal. Just does not feel meaningful; at all. Nor did it translate into... Read more

  • Airplane Crash

    8/12/2016 12:37:24 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    AN AIRPLANE WAS ABOUT TO CRASH; THERE WERE 5 PASSENGERS ON BOARD, BUT ONLY 4 PARACHUTES. THE FIRST PASSENGER, HOLLY MADISON SAID, "I HAVE MY OWN REALITY SHOW AND I AM THE SMARTEST And PRETTIEST WOMAN AT PLAYBOY, SO AMERICANS DON'T WANT ME TO DIE."SHE TOOK THE FIRST PACK AND JUMPED OUT O... Read more

  • Thursday's humor

    8/11/2016 12:44:06 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

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  • Thursday's humor

    8/11/2016 12:43:26 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

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  • The hitchhiker

    8/11/2016 12:34:44 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    This story happened a while ago in Brisbane. John Bradford, a Sydney University student, was on the side of the road hitch hiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a storm. The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him. Sudd... Read more

  • Challenging Hike!

    8/10/2016 2:44:39 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Yesterday was cooler and a bit cloudy. A great day to go on a hike! -- I'm not very fond of hiking in the heat. My friend H and I hiked up Tam MacArthur rim, a beautiful but challenging hike in Oregon's Cascade Mountains. We started out on the trail above Three Creeks Lake (outside of Sisters ... Read more

  • LOST 5

    8/10/2016 11:43:40 AM, by KAREN1990

    I'm so happy today! I weighed in and I'm down 5poinds!! My shirts are starting to fit a lot loser!... Read more

  • Why is my dang bar set so danged high?

    8/9/2016 8:57:27 PM, by SPICY23

    Why is my bar set so damn high? This question arose as an insight from a recent mini-experiment. I set some low-hanging-fruit kind of goals for myself for a week, completed them for 3 days and then checked in on them. As might have been predicted, the result felt ho-hum, without much real value... Read more

  • Just 5 Percent At A Time

    8/9/2016 7:45:14 PM, by CHELSEYG29

    The road to loosing 100lbs is long and sometimes it can be discouraging. I know how long it took me to gain the weight and I know it's going to take a long while to get it off. I celebrate all my victories small and large and I think a 1lb drop is a great thing! Yet, it can seem like my overall goal... Read more

  • Tumalo Mountain and Paulina Lake, and nice dinner party!

    8/9/2016 1:14:50 AM, by ALIHIKES

    I enjoyed two great hikes in the past week -- both were challenging, but in different ways. Tumalo Mountain was short (about 4 miles round trip) but very steep, and offered great views at the top. Tumalo Mountain is almost directly across from our local ski mountain, Mt Bachelor. On the way up ... Read more

  • Weekend Report

    8/8/2016 4:40:04 PM, by SPICY23

    Mellow/productive weekend: DS#2 home to work on log pole bedframes with DH and DD, so all of them busy and focused. I worked in the garden in the morning while it was (relatively) cool. Spent the afternoon making pesto, blanching veggies for the freezer, and baking (healthy) apple tarts. Later made ... Read more

  • No Motivation.

    8/8/2016 4:05:39 PM, by KAREN1990

    I see all of these things that need to be done around the house, but I can't seem to get them done. I do have chronic pain in my left leg so I can't do a lot at once. I think I keep that in my mind too much. I need suggestions on how to get off my butt and do them. Thanks 😃... Read more

  • Choices

    8/8/2016 3:12:15 PM, by BRENTICUS

    So for a while now I have been trying to get my wife on a healthier path, as it is very hard to try to be healthier when she is not on board and kinda sabotages me. So I have finally made the choice that I can no longer tie my life choices in this matter to her. If she doesn't want to workout or eat... Read more

  • Need some comic relief???

    8/8/2016 12:50:02 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    And that's all I got to say about that.... Hope you're ready for a great week... Read more

  • trying something new

    8/7/2016 11:49:35 PM, by JPTOWNSEND

    I have been at a plateau since last October, and have not been very consistent with strength training. I used to do a super intense program called Max-OT and got super results when I did. But now I know, since I am older (er, ahem...) and since I have had injuries that stopped me for long periods of... Read more

  • Spark People Makes MAJOR Error in how it calculates BMR/burned calories for FitBit Users.

    8/7/2016 5:07:17 PM, by FERRISLL6

    Maybe this is a known problem, but I can't believe it has not been addressed or solved. I wrote this email to SP support: (BTW, I used this article and then looked at my own fitbit vs SP data to figure this out.) http://www.sparkpeople.
    com/resource/nutrition_art
    icles.asp?id=1940 Hello, ... Read more

  • receets

    8/6/2016 5:16:30 PM, by NORAHSEMP

    Aug 6, 2016 Perused & saved on recipe site for high fiber receets. Found lots. Will plan 2 make meal menus. Start 2day, do 1 day ahead. https://recipes.sparkpeople.co
    m/Cookbooks.asp?id=1057428 Wish me luck, pls.... Read more

  • Changing my life starting today

    8/5/2016 11:47:38 PM, by MSTANDIFE

    My name is Merissa. I've had a problem with my weight since just after high school, but now it has become out of control. I'm 5'1" and weigh 258 pounds. Last week I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I feel terrible all the time and have zero energy. I want more than anything to get to my goal... Read more

  • BIG shorts

    8/5/2016 7:29:19 PM, by KAREN1990

    Yesterday I finally broke down and bought some shorts. Largest size I have ever bought. I told my husband that I going to keep them even when I out grow them. I want to say, someday, this is how big I was and this is how I am now!... Read more

  • Obsession Reversed

    8/5/2016 7:16:56 PM, by CHELSEYG29

    I obviously suffer from food obsession or I wouldn't be where I am today. Over the years I have focused too much time on food sometimes even dreaming about it. At the same time I wouldn't say I'm that bad but bad enough to be needing to lose 100lbs. I've lost a thousand pounds in my lifetime but I'v... Read more

  • 200 days

    8/5/2016 5:06:23 PM, by A-HAPPY-CAMPER

    Just passed the 200 day mark. This might be the longest I have ever stuck to a plan! Wow! Just measured myself. Amazing to see the reports and realize what a difference 200+ days can make!!! :) No weight loss in several weeks but I've become use to that...hence the measurements. My relations... Read more

  • Preparing the (Empty) Nest

    8/5/2016 4:45:38 PM, by SPICY23

    Change, Change, Change, (although I think the song is Chain, Chain, Chain; Chain of fools), regardless, the tune is reverberating in my head. This fall, the last of the progeny will head off to college and my DH and I will become empty nesters. Remind me how 25 years can go by so fast? Oy ... Read more

  • Read and believe each and every day!

    8/3/2016 11:06:04 PM, by PAGE2015

    To know one's self is to Love yourself, Be Good 2 Yourself, Make Smart Choices, 2 Exercise is to Love Your Body, Make it Count Feel Good about it!!... Read more

  • Day 1

    8/3/2016 8:24:19 PM, by MULLIGANNE

    I feel out of control of my life in all other areas and I KNOW I can control what I eat and my exercise. So here I am! Going to meet my calorie goal today and attempted #C25K day 1 (even though I ended up walking most of it). ... Read more

  • Up again

    8/3/2016 4:37:22 PM, by SUPERCOW33

    Had 2 weeks to loose progress after a biking injury. Broke my record , 54 miles in a week before the accident.... Read more

  • Day 1 this week

    8/2/2016 11:06:41 PM, by TIFFANIEYOUNG

    I did it! 30 minutes. I procrastinated most of the day, but just completed it! Feels good ... Read more

  • 1 Month Back and It Feels So Good

    8/2/2016 7:20:20 PM, by CHELSEYG29

    I've been back with SP for a month now and close to 6 weeks with my healthy lifestyle change so, woohoo to 1 month back! I'm doing pretty darn good, I've had a few not so great days but for the most part I've been making better choices and writing out my goals. After a month I really feel like my wo... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings

    8/2/2016 5:00:56 PM, by FERRISLL6

    This is a little post where I will keep track of sugar cravings for a few days. 8/2 10:00 grocery truck came. Did not buy a lot of sweets, but had a kit kat bar because it was THERE. Did not eat breakfast before truck came. 2:00 ate a kind of salty lunch. Wanted to balance salt with swee... Read more

  • Day 16

    8/2/2016 11:35:13 AM, by MARYHOTBEADS

    This weekend was interesting on intake. It is hard to go to events when alcohol is involved. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are activities with my kids that start really early and go most of the day. Probably not getting in track time. However I am going to be active (not sure how to count that) ... Read more

  • Keeping Going

    8/1/2016 6:55:34 PM, by FERRISLL6

    I've been gone about a month...not sure why, except that tracking is boring and thats no excuse. My husband's fitbit bit the dust, so I gave mine to him and got a new one for me, so that took a bit of time to get that done. I joined a new gym. This is for the kids as well as me. The old one wa... Read more

  • New month new me..

    8/1/2016 4:49:45 PM, by TIFFANIEYOUNG

    Today I start my commitment to myself of exercising at least 3 days a week ... Read more

  • Karen's Weight Blog

    8/1/2016 3:33:19 PM, by KAREN1990

    Well tomorrow will be one week that I started this program. I'm down four pounds! Tomorrow I'll weigh and find out for sure. I really like this app. It gives me everything that I need to stay motivated! Heres to a new journey!... Read more

  • Summertime Recipe Favorites

    8/1/2016 3:23:55 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Summer means fresh fruit. All I need to do is wash and eat. Sometimes I get more creative, but so far I havent tried making a melon hedgehog. Just thought it was super cute. When I do cook in the summer I go for big batch recipes. That way I can have several leftover meals and not ha... Read more

  • Am I reading the scale right?!?

    7/31/2016 10:17:26 AM, by LISACOLE5

    Wow! 149 lbs. I haven't seen that number in years....seriously years!! Watching my calories and sodium because man oh man does that sodium do a number on my joints. Not watching the fat really because we all need some to that to keep us going. Working at a job that keeps me moving from 6 to 7 hou... Read more

  • To hot

    7/30/2016 8:28:12 PM, by DOWNTOWNABBE

    Its so hot here. 106!!! How am I suppose to excersise in this heat... Read more

  • Crater Lake

    7/30/2016 7:51:35 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Yesterday I traveled to Crater Lake with friends. It was very hot at home (over 100 degrees yesterday); Crater Lake is at a much higher elevation and it was somewhat cooler. Elevation is over 7,000 feet along the rim of the crater. Despite the smoke, the lake remains a beautiful bl... Read more

  • I'm new!

    7/29/2016 6:20:55 PM, by KAREN1990

    I just started Tuesday. I really like this app!! You get encouragement and that really helps. The other app that I was using didn't have that. You felt like you were all alone. So I'm glad I found this!... Read more

  • Day 12

    7/29/2016 10:26:23 AM, by MARYHOTBEADS

    Feeling much better today. I am heading to the track with confidence of hitting 3.5 with not problems. I still haven't bought a scale, so I will go to my Dr. office and weigh in. Hopeful that when I check in I will have some good news. :) Wishing everyone and AWESOME day! Only lost 3lbs. I kno... Read more

  • Cancelling Africa Trip

    7/29/2016 12:32:51 AM, by ALIHIKES

    The poet Robert Burns wrote: The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry. And my trip to Africa is one plan that is now cancelled. We were scheduled to leave in 2 weeks, on August 11. Then my traveling companion got very bad news. She has breast cancer. She will have a double mastectomy 2 ... Read more

  • OH CHEEZ!

    7/28/2016 6:18:50 PM, by CHELSEYG29

    This week I've been logging my food and it's been a game changer. It's not the first time I've logged my food but I've been pretty honest this time. I see where my problem areas are even though I'm eating A LOT healthier. My biggest issue is fats, I seem to have trouble meeting my carb requirement (... Read more

  • Day 11

    7/28/2016 12:53:09 PM, by MARYHOTBEADS

    Really tired today. I did less time on the track today (3mi) instead of increasing and no planks. Maybe I will have some energy tonight and get those in. My calorie intake is staying around 1000 a day which is good, but I am taking in more fat that I had realized. Not so good. Everyone have an AW... Read more

  • Family walk

    7/27/2016 11:28:51 PM, by RJFERRARO315

    I had the kids come with me to walk our dog. Leisurely pace, and I said they could play PokemonGo while we walked. Everyone enjoyed, dog included, but my teenager who developed a blister. At least, we all were together.... Read more

  • Always Room for #Goals!

    7/27/2016 3:10:58 PM, by CHELSEYG29

    It's been a month and I'm still here! I've been making goals and sticking to them at least more than not. I started working out 3 days a week for 10 minutes each time and it really sucked at first! Every 2 minutes I kept looking at the clock and now I'm closer to 40 minutes at least 4 days a week an... Read more

  • Day 10

    7/27/2016 1:15:53 PM, by MARYHOTBEADS

    I am thinking the Honeymoon is over! It was really hard to do my track time today. If something could get in the way it did. I did manage to step over the hurdles, but it was hard. I hope tomorrow will be easier. I need to buy a scale by Friday to check on progress. I know I feel better. I tr... Read more