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  • Buncha jokes

    4/19/2015 1:37:34 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    Lawyer Humor You Know You Need A New Lawyer When: - The prosecutor sees your lawyer in the hall, and they high-five each other. - During your initial consultation he tries to sell you Amway. - He tells you that his last good case was a "Budweiser." - He picks the jury by... Read more

  • Spark Activity Tracker Review

    4/18/2015 5:34:04 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I finally bought a spark activity tracker, here is my honest review. 543 Pluses: 1. It is an excellent value 2. It is a great size – small and light 3. It was easy to set up (once I gave up on trying to fit the USB port on the dongle into the tracker, that is! – I highly recomm... Read more

  • Anti- Inflammation diet

    4/18/2015 10:37:25 AM, by PEBBLESMARIE

    I love Cherie Calbom, better known as the Juice Lady. I love juicing greens with a little fruit. Most of what I've learned about juicing I've learned from Cherie. Juicing makes your skin GLOW! My concern has been the spots of psoriasis I've had for the last 3 or 4 years. When you get one it takes ... Read more

  • What can I do?

    4/18/2015 2:50:00 AM, by JULIEINOREGON

    I went from not walking at all to walking 1 mile a day. Some how in the process I hurt my knee. I can't see my DR for a month. I might go to a different one, but I'm thinking I just need to rest my knee. What can I do for exercise that doesn't involve bending my knee? I'm really disap... Read more

  • New computer blues

    4/18/2015 12:22:31 AM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    Oh, dear! I dropped my laptop on his head and broke his little neck. He's quite dead. That was yesterday. Today, my adorable and wonderful husband took me to Best Buy to pick out a new one. I did, and I'm sure it's a fantastic computer, but it's much smarter than my old computer, and, unfortun... Read more

  • Productivity, Baby!

    4/17/2015 2:56:19 PM, by THEMFOLK

    I haven't blogged since the first of the year, and thought I would post a short blurb about what I've been up to. Mostly farming stuff, which is really pretty boring. Building and repairing fences. Hard work and not a lot of fun. But I've also been doing some art. One of my former art teac... Read more

  • Who Would Have Thunk It?!?

    4/16/2015 6:24:13 PM, by MADAMS0519

    Yesterday I wrote my first official blog post. Can I just say, it felt AMAZING! The exhilaration that comes from letting everything out is wonderful! It's crazy how much you can get out when you let you fingers do the talking. Even more so, being able to do so in a place like this helps immensely. T... Read more

  • New Lifestyle, New Happiness

    4/15/2015 6:22:09 PM, by MADAMS0519

    My whole life, I have struggled with my weight. I have never been "thin". Growing up, my mother was my harshest critic and caused me to have very little self esteem. As I grew older, I guess I sort of felt the need to go against everything she had always wanted me to do out of resentment. At age 16,... Read more

  • Compliments...

    4/15/2015 5:15:45 PM, by SLMUELLER83

    Well I can tell you this will be hard due to not really being able to accept them from people let a lone give them to myself. So here I go giving this a shot. 1) You're very determined and push to succeed! 2)You're very smart and talented. & last but not least 3) You're a problem solver, you figure ... Read more

  • Feeling Old Today!

    4/15/2015 12:22:07 PM, by JULIEINOREGON

    I haven't walked much the last 3 days, my knee is hurting me. The weather has been cold and I think I have Arthritis in my knee. I bought a couple knee braces trying to figure out which is best. I don't mean to be "winey" but I need a vacation where it's warm! ... Read more

  • Overwhelmed

    4/15/2015 12:01:46 PM, by ANAMCHARA

    April is always the busiest, toughest month at work. I can barely find a moment to rest and breathe, let alone focus energy on myself and my goals. This year is no exception, and I'm trying not to give in to the feeling of futility. Maybe the only answer is the same answer I've gotten every... Read more

  • 2015 - My Personal Progress

    4/15/2015 2:49:41 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    It’s been three months since the beginning of 2015. Time to take a look at my progress. I started the year with three goals that I called “Getting Back to Basics”. ~Eat Well ~Get Real About Exercise ~Find Ways to Recognize Progress To summarize, my progress has been... Read more

  • a well put together woman

    4/14/2015 10:53:40 PM, by DISGUISEDBYPHAT

    a well put together woman copied….. * Weekly: manicure * Twice monthly: pedicure * Monthly: all waxing, eyelash extensions * Every 6-8 weeks: haircut, colour, massage, home teeth bleaching * Every two months: facial, eyebrow dyeing or bleaching * Every four months: full body scru... Read more

  • Emotional Upheavel

    4/14/2015 7:31:45 PM, by AMARANTH13

    The last week I've not been doing well. I've been on this psychotropic med, Effexor, for quite a while but it is now really starting to mess with me. I'm having crying fits that last hours, and I feel totally overwhelmed by everything. TOmorrow I'm seeing the psychiatrist to see what we can do... Read more

  • Hiking Farewell Bend trail

    4/14/2015 5:41:12 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Today was my first day of working part time where I actually had no appointments and no work scheduled! So I celebrated with my friend HM by hiking the Deschutes river loop trail (from Farewell Bend park) on this sunny, cold, blowy day. We had a delightful hike. The river was sparkling and beautiful... Read more

  • Am I Real?

    4/14/2015 4:34:26 PM, by HANNAH_CALM

    On television shows and in books, when a character doubts whether they are awake or not, they have this foolproof method of checking- by pinching their arm. We do that when we know we are awake too, to see how muscular our arms are, or to judge the amount of fat that is there. I found I had develope... Read more

  • Kick ass morning class!

    4/14/2015 11:53:39 AM, by ALICECHESS

    Wow...what a work out! 15 under the fence push ups 5 sets, 30 scissors squat jumps 5 sets, spider-man crawls across the floor and back with 5 push ups on each end 5 sets, backwards spider-man across the floor and back 5 sets. Yee-haw!... Read more

  • Trying again... and again... and again...

    4/14/2015 12:57:39 AM, by OAKBORN

    I guess I should just call it the three day curse, it seems like I can exercise and eat right for about 3 days ina row and then I fall off the hourse for another two weeks. This doesn't help me lose weight, it achieves exactly the opposite. Too many days I do great all day and then I come home... Read more

  • Seriously Slacking!

    4/13/2015 6:32:00 PM, by AANGEL3

    I have been seriously slacking in blogging and writing the last two weeks. I still don't feel like my energy levels are back to what they were before I was sick two weeks ago. I didn't work out at all last week and I just didn't have the oomph to go down to the gym at lunch today. 24 I did st... Read more

  • Want to hibernate

    4/13/2015 4:47:32 PM, by ROXANNB7

    I know that I am not one to blog, journal, whatever a lot, and looking at the few that I have entered it's only when things aren't great that I decide to write it down. Must be something about not personally knowing the people who may read this that gives some comfort. I haven't been doing well... Read more

  • Quitting Caffeine Cold Turkey

    4/13/2015 2:45:27 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    I recently decided to stop consuming caffeine. This was a big decision for me because even though my doctor assures me that my thyroid is functioning in the normal range (with medication) I still had no energy without some extra stimulation. I simply did not feel like a human being without caffein... Read more

  • Blue Pool hike

    4/13/2015 1:08:57 AM, by ALIHIKES

    We enjoyed a lovely hike along the MacKenzie River today. We hiked from above the power station to Tamolich dry falls (also commonly called “the blue pool”). Pluses: beautiful scenery, lush green forest, and huge old growth trees. Minuses: crowds of people, and mud. We started hiking in the... Read more

  • My Journey so far

    4/12/2015 12:14:04 PM, by CATHYHASSPARK

    I m doing well and feeling better than I have in a long time. Two months ago being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes was a huge wake up call for me. I am down 30 lbs, and my main exercise is walking and I am getting better at it, some days I have pain some days I do not. This is a whole new ch... Read more

  • I Wake In Pain

    4/11/2015 8:03:38 AM, by HANNAH_CALM

    When I wake up, I am in a lot of pain. And I am always really disappointed. I go, "Oh, no!" I wish I wasn't waking up. Because I start to feel my sinus headache, and my skin that's all messed up on my face from blowing my nose so much. Everything comes back. Sometimes, I can catch myself, and go bac... Read more

  • Missed weight training

    4/10/2015 6:53:30 PM, by ALICECHESS

    My trainer had to go home to give key to his son....so took the morning off to have coffee with work out buddy! He text us to let us know he made it back...but stayed to finish coffee. So! Will need to get some steps in tonight. Maybe a late night run?... Read more

  • Do You Know How to Feel Feelings?

    4/10/2015 5:23:31 PM, by ZORAHGAIL

    Yesterday I really internalized that I'm not that skilled in feeling my feelings. Many times I'm either avoiding, numbing or reacting to them. This is pretty easy to do since I spend a lot of time in my head, constantly thinking, judging, learning, analyzing, planning. While I'm very con... Read more

  • Two non scale incentives!

    4/9/2015 9:22:26 PM, by JULIEINOREGON

    I walked my 1 mile today in 20 minutes. As I'm walking I'm thinking, geez I need to pull up these jeans. Then I realize I must have lost some waist inches. I need to take my jeans in. Second I finally got over the 5000 steps mark today. I'm so excited! Actually today I am over the 6K mar... Read more

  • 5K

    4/9/2015 4:50:28 PM, by ALICECHESS

    I ran to church choir after work last night! What fun getting ready for the Avenue of the Giants 10 May 3rd. I typically do my exercise regiment before I run, but little extra running. My regiment is vigorous, seven times at the gym. However, I have been running as much as possible to make sure ... Read more

  • The Longest Sad Quote

    4/9/2015 1:57:06 PM, by HANNAH_CALM

    "People in difficulty and distress, or in any manner at odds with the world, can endure a vast amount of harsh treatment, and perhaps be only the stronger for it; whereas they give way at once before the simplest expression of what they perceive to be genuine sympathy." _Nathaniel Hawthorne, The ... Read more

  • Chic Thrifty Shopper.

    4/9/2015 1:23:50 PM, by TUBLADY

    You know I am a Thrift Store shopper. Money doesn't grow on trees. I have a very chic wardrobe. and almost every piece came from a Thrift Shop. I have blogged and posted photos of earlier finds. I have shopped so much I find that I don't need much these days.... Read more

  • Scale or no scale???

    4/9/2015 12:41:58 PM, by SLMUELLER83

    Well, that seems to be my question after stepping on the scale today. I lost one pound so I went to add it to my tracking and noticed the "goal" weight that I am supposed to be at. Well I can honestly say I am 8 pounds more then where I "should" be. Then I got depressed and, well, mad about not bein... Read more

  • Long Time No Blog

    4/8/2015 6:37:04 PM, by AANGEL3

    Yeah it's been 10 days since I've blogged. A lots happened. I got sick with some time of stomach bug last week. I went home from work at noon on Tuesday (March 31) and was off until this past Monday. I had 2 1/2 days to be home sick, then hubby was home. You know how that goes...it's OK for me to be... Read more

  • work work work

    4/8/2015 4:51:36 PM, by ALICECHESS

    I go to the gym 7 times each week and run or hike on weekends, but I cannot get off my chair at work to take my two walks each day. I get stuck on one thing or another and before I know it the morning is gone. Same thing after lunch. Just a 10 minute walk. Need to do it.... Read more

  • Not Giving In or Up

    4/8/2015 1:17:43 PM, by REOSPEEDWALKER

    This is me last Aug. 2014 just before I started my last leg of the Portland to Coast walk. It was noon, hot, lots of sun, and I finished it. The last couple of months have been full of anger, tears, resigning my job, parent/sibling drama, and life in general. Resigning from my job was ... Read more

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 70th Week

    4/8/2015 10:28:32 AM, by BCJCPDX2012

    I missed posting last week as I was away taking a few days of rest at the Oregon Coast. Unfortunately, the rest resulted in gaining a few pounds of water weight, however, as you can see by the results this week, that has all gone away. I saw my physician last week and he has now taken me off al... Read more

  • Fabulous, fabulous motivation

    4/8/2015 8:48:56 AM, by JOELLEY23

    Hello, motivation, I've missed you! I'm not sure what it was that pushed me over the edge and into the gym, but it's pretty awesome. Usually, I'm the queen of "fresh start tomorrows" (I'll eat this whole pizza today, and tomorrow I start fresh...). During those times, I forget how hitting th... Read more

  • Hiking Otter Bench trail

    4/8/2015 1:14:57 AM, by ALIHIKES

    I enjoyed a very nice hike desert this weekend, on the Otter Bench trail above the Crooked River. We were lucky enough to have fresh snow in the mountains, we need the snow – but it meant we needed to hike at lower elevations. My nephew joined us on the hike, he is a great sport about going ... Read more

  • What am I sticking to?

    4/7/2015 11:56:35 PM, by SLMUELLER83

    Well, I am concentrating on eating less packages meals or bars and doing pretty well to eliminate one or two a day. I am sticking with my exercises even if it's later to bed then normal. Even though I was sick for a few days I got right back up and started my routine where I left off.... Read more

  • Fitness! Keep going

    4/7/2015 11:04:08 PM, by ALICECHESS

    Today I did 60 minutes in a kick ass weights/cardio class and Zumba!... Read more

  • April Goals

    4/7/2015 10:24:04 PM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Do you remember playing with building blocks like these? I do. It was fun to build houses and towers and bridges and arrange the letters into words. When I look at this picture – the blocks look rather beat up and worn. That’s how I’m feeling about my “goals”. I’ve used... Read more

  • Easter Time

    4/7/2015 9:27:03 PM, by CJWORDPLAY

    One of my favorite memories of Easter time is sharing a Passover Seder meal with Jewish Christian friends. (The Seder is a dinner during Passover in which the story of the Exodus from Egypt is retold.) Since Jesus and the Disciples shared the Seder as their last meal together it has become a... Read more

  • 2 weeks until my knee replacement mixed emotions

    4/7/2015 12:51:14 PM, by MAVIEPOOH

    once i decided that there was not really an alternative and that i had tried everything including prolotherapy, massage, losing weight leg strengtening and all that happen was it got worse and i am not having to take hydrocodone every single day just to continue to walk and be in pain now the decisi... Read more

  • I was lost but now am found......

    4/7/2015 11:42:39 AM, by PHILLIPS661

    It's been some time since I have created a Blog...Mainly because I have been going through what I call Soul Searching.....wondering why am I trying to do what I'm trying to do..and most of all...why am I getting pitfalled at every corner...by myself, family, job...then I came to recognize what my ma... Read more

  • Reading A Lot

    4/7/2015 9:17:28 AM, by HANNAH_CALM

    I'm on a reading tangent lately. I read two books by Mary Higgins Clark, who is a very popular American mystery writer. I read two books by Lois Duncan, about her daughter, Kaitlyn Arquette, that was killed in 1989 and is still unsolved. She is a famous children's author of suspenseful novels, but h... Read more

  • Now that is incentive!

    4/6/2015 8:30:22 PM, by JULIEINOREGON

    Now that is incentive! I weighed myself this morning. I have now lost 10 pounds since March 1st. I am so happy! That was a big incentive to me today to get out and walk my mile again. It was very cold here and I had to put on a hat, scarf, and gloves to walk. I did it! I am so proud of myself ... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 7

    4/5/2015 11:58:01 AM, by ANAMCHARA

    My best friend introduced me to the whole30 program, and my boyfriend and I started on March 30. Today is day 7 and, surprisingly to me, we're doing great. I'M doing great. I'm not experiencing the "carb flu" I expected, although I am starting to tire of some of the foods we've been eating. Tim ... Read more

  • Happy Easter

    4/5/2015 11:50:03 AM, by F8CONE8

    To my Christian friends rejoice for He is risen. To all of my friends, regardless of beliefs. I hope your day is filled with hope and promise. 451... Read more

  • It was rough but I did it!

    4/4/2015 2:35:16 PM, by JULIEINOREGON

    I walked a mile in 20 minutes today for the first time. I started walking only 2 weeks ago. I am up to 20 minutes a day and decided to try to walk a mile in 20 minutes. I mapped it out on the may my route here on SP. I decided I would walk a bit more briskly than I have been walking. To my amaze... Read more

  • Have Reservations

    4/3/2015 2:47:46 PM, by ALICECHESS

    Have made reservations for camping at Avenue of the Giants run in May. Yahoo!!... Read more

  • Here we are another weekend to get through!

    4/3/2015 1:49:56 PM, by RONIE11

    So I didn't do as good as I wanted to last weekend.. I didn't do nearly as bad as my old habits were either.. so a little attitude adjustment here and there will help get through the weekend a lot better than not!! I have read that a lot lately.. about looking back at where we were a year ago co... Read more

  • Temptation. ..

    4/3/2015 11:01:45 AM, by SLMUELLER83

    Well I know there are times when I want some chocolate or candy, but, I've been really good to stay away from them. I used to have such a sweet tooth, I'm pretty sure it started way back when I was in high school. So that is a big accomplishment for me,... Read more

  • Do I really look as "skinny" as I think I do??? (sometimes)

    4/2/2015 9:33:55 PM, by RENZRYD

    Ok, ok so I know I am not rail thin and with my clothes off the rolls do not lie that at least 25 more pounds need to come off, but when I took THIS photo last Saturday....I could barely believe what my mind is perceiving. Can I get others opinions too please? I should be around 175.8...I didn't wei... Read more

  • Today...

    4/2/2015 3:20:10 PM, by SLMUELLER83

    Well I'm actually sick with a GI bug that's been going around, but I can say the best part of my day so far is being able to be around the ones I love. I know that once this is over I will get back on track and succeed in my goals. But until then, have a wonderful day!!... Read more

  • I think I am getting better!!

    4/2/2015 10:10:07 AM, by RONIE11

    Yesterday was a extra long one for me.. and I actually think the Bursitis is getting better.. I actually had to Vacuum the store yesterday and it is much bigger than my house.. which when I have vacuumed my house I was out for the rest of the day... but I did it first thing and was able to work the ... Read more

  • Enjoying April so far...

    4/1/2015 11:29:17 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    As first days go, this was a pretty good one. I lost two pounds, got the Glow Getter award for the day, and the 100 mile award. Mr. Slinky and I have walked 100 miles together since we met only 21 days ago. No wonder we're such good friends.... Read more

  • Less Concerned About Weigh In!

    4/1/2015 4:29:16 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I am much less concerned about my bad weigh in results yesterday (up by a LOT). I called my doctor's office and learned that the two medications I was prescribed (to overcome a temporary severe allergic reaction) had a side effect of weight gain. The prescriptions end tomorrow, and hopefully the wei... Read more

  • New month, new challenges

    4/1/2015 12:27:28 AM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    Yesterday I took a day off from walking, except for one short walk with my husband in the evening. Only 2700 steps, so no Glow Getter award. Today I walked to Bimart and got caught in a rainstorm that turned into a hailstorm on the way back. It rained when I walked to the post office, too, but b... Read more

  • Day 31

    3/31/2015 11:16:22 PM, by JULIEINOREGON

    Today March 31 is day 31 of my new lifestyle change. I feel great! I'm walking, exercising, and eating much healthier. I lost 6 pounds this month! 244 521... Read more

  • More running

    3/31/2015 7:04:04 PM, by ALICECHESS

    Ran 4 miles on Sunday. Did an ass kicking ab and strength training class. Started with 250 jumping jacks, 120 jump squats, 120 side to side jump squats, 65 pushups, ending with 150 crunchies. Do not mess with this lady!... Read more

  • March Results: Not Good

    3/31/2015 2:22:13 PM, by ALIHIKES

    My end of the month weigh-in for March is not good: I gained nearly 10 pounds. I did not control stress eating (snacking/sweets). I had several social eating situations where I did not control the menu (4 working dinners catered by others; 4 birthday meals provided by others – that’s 2 a week!... Read more

  • eat the rainbow

    3/31/2015 1:38:56 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    Yesterday I started something new... eating the rainbow for every meal. I have to say it just may be inspired. Today I woke up feeling good. That hasn't happened for a very long time. Sure hope I have found something at last that will make a difference in my energy level and in my success.... Read more

  • eat the rainbow

    3/31/2015 1:38:39 PM, by 2TIRED2BTIRED

    Yesterday I started something new... eating the rainbow for every meal. I have to say it just may be inspired. Today I woke up feeling good. That hasn't happened for a very long time. Sure hope I have found something at last that will make a difference in my energy level and in my success.... Read more

  • Had a great compliment today.

    3/31/2015 12:15:23 AM, by JULIEINOREGON

    244 I went to get my taxes done today. My tax agent only sees me once a year. She said "Oh wow you look great" You lost weight!......well I said I have only lost 6 pounds, but I feel much better! 243 That was a great compliment and motivator....what will people say when I lose 25 or 50 p... Read more

  • Returning!

    3/30/2015 1:05:46 PM, by CGREENE83

    It's been about 4 years since I've used this site, but since I've recently restarted my fitness journey I've found myself wanting more support so I'm back! At the beginning of this year I decided to make some changes and see once and for all if I really could get back down to my college-active weig... Read more

  • One little pound

    3/30/2015 12:03:31 PM, by ONEPEACEGODDESS

    I lost a pound. One little pound. I should be happy about it, but I have never worked so hard for one little pound in my LIFE. I started my weight loss journey last week, and I know I can't expect immediate results... but I'm doing everything right this time. I'm eating healthy and tracki... Read more

  • My eating disorder

    3/30/2015 9:50:45 AM, by JULIEINOREGON

    Eating disorders are psychological illnesses defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health. My problem isn't major like Bulimia or Anorexia, but it is still something I have trouble ... Read more

  • Mr. Slinky's first motorcycle ride

    3/30/2015 12:26:34 AM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    It was such a glorious day today. 68 degrees, clear and sunny. My husband and I went out on the motorcycle. He drives; I ride on the back. I do not drive my own motorcycle. I know my limitations. Oregon is perfect for motorcycle riding. Rolling hills, acres of forest and farmland, miles of ... Read more

  • Two Great Hikes: Desert, then Forest

    3/29/2015 9:23:01 PM, by ALIHIKES

    My home town in Central Oregon is just east of the Cascade Mountains, in the high desert. So this weekend, we took full advantage of the diverse climate zones! On Saturday we drove east to Chimney Rock. The trail starts at the Crooked River. Looking back down the cany... Read more

  • He took a piece of my heart with him...

    3/29/2015 6:07:57 PM, by 13BAGGIERRA13

    Yesterday morning I lost my darling little Dommie. He has been my constant friend and companion since he was 5 weeks old. He was only 8 1/2 years old. I have always counted on the joy he brought when I walked into the room and he called out to me. The soft comforting purr when I was sad or the w... Read more

  • Happy Sunny Sunday!

    3/29/2015 1:31:08 PM, by JULIEINOREGON

    Hope you all have a great day and get out and get some exercise! ... Read more

  • Late Late

    3/29/2015 3:43:40 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    Yesterday presidential candidate Ted Cruz said that he will in fact be signing up for Obamacare despite saying earlier that he wants to repeal every word of it. It's a good thing he's signing up, because Cruz just went to the hospital in hypocritical condition. -Jimmy Fallon Obamacare, tea par... Read more

  • Doing better this weekend

    3/29/2015 12:23:04 AM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    I'm being much more careful this weekend not to make bad decisions when it comes to nutrition. Today I drank all my water, walked my 8,000+ steps, and had a nearly perfect day regarding food. Lots of veggies, balanced with protein and fats. I hope I can do the same tomorrow, because I sure don't ... Read more

  • Some quotes...

    3/28/2015 10:06:23 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno~ The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII~ We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop~ If we got one-tenth of what was promised to u... Read more

  • reprograming myself with a fresh start!

    3/28/2015 5:31:41 PM, by LAWMARLANE

    OK I found the sparks book at goodwill this last week and I started reading it turns out I didn't understand what sparks really meant. My real problem is consistence in anything, seem I do good for a short while then I become complacent and fall back into old comfortable habits yep this is my patter... Read more

  • work weight

    3/28/2015 1:37:54 PM, by KATRINAEC

    I was down to 196 in December. Then I started work full time. I have been a stay at home mom for the past five years so this was a huge adjustment in my family life as well as my own. I also had a couple of classes to finish up before graduating with my B.S. in psychology. About 2 weeks ago I was up... Read more

  • work weight

    3/28/2015 1:37:32 PM, by KATRINAEC

    I was down to 196 in December. Then I started work full time. I have been a stay at home mom for the past five years so this was a huge adjustment in my family life as well as my own. I also had a couple of classes to finish up before graduating with my B.S. in psychology. About 2 weeks ago I was up... Read more

  • 10K a.m. run

    3/28/2015 12:53:13 PM, by ALICECHESS

    Ran 10K this a.m. to see how I would do! Getting ready for Avenue of the Giants run May 3rd. Did great! Can't wait. Now to granddaughter's track meet.... Read more

  • Biggest accomplishment today....

    3/28/2015 12:02:16 PM, by SLMUELLER83

    Well for one it's a Saturday, but I didn't chose to sleep longer then I needed. I also made my breakfast and didn't skip it which on weekends I end up doing. So I guess I have two. Oh and I measured myself which I needed to do. Even though the scale really hasn't moved I have lost inches around my h... Read more

  • Oops

    3/27/2015 7:23:46 PM, by AANGEL3

    OK. It seems I've missed a couple of days blogging. My bad! Even with no blog for two days, this one might not be a long one. 20 I'll start with today and try to work back. Big Boss from Reno was here today (and yesterday), so I've been keeping my head down in my cube. The DirecTV guy w... Read more

  • The Magic Pound

    3/27/2015 3:45:26 PM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    I weighed today and discovered that I had lost a pound. On the surface, not the most exciting news, considering how long it takes me to lose a pound (about ten days on average). But this particular pound was a magic pound. It's the one I've been waiting for. It took my bmi to under 30, which me... Read more

  • Don't want to lose this resource

    3/27/2015 12:33:53 PM, by GRAMMACATHY

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
    susan-pease-gadoua/if-your
    -spouse-is-an-addi_b_957827.html I am posting this article here so I can find it later. Locating the old blogs really helped me get a handle on timelines. I can't remember how old Buddy is, but I can look it up here. Poetry I t... Read more

  • Signed of for Avenue of the Giants 10K

    3/27/2015 12:10:10 PM, by ALICECHESS

    I signed up for the Avenue of the Giants 10K. Running makes me feel alive. Signing up for competitive runs provides me a goal. I am so looking forward to running in those fabulous Redwoods!!!! This is the first time I have run outside of my local area. I will be camping! Hang on to your hat...... Read more

  • My new elliptical machine!

    3/27/2015 1:03:43 AM, by JULIEINOREGON

    I found a Weslo Momentum 7.0ex elliptical machine at a thrift store. It is like new with the user's manual. It had an adjustable resistance on it too. It is fantastic. I love it. I used it yesterday and the back of my legs are sore today! Last week I found a Tony Little Gazelle Frees... Read more

  • Hola from the depths of self loathing (and other bedtime stories)

    3/27/2015 12:48:29 AM, by JOELLEY23

    Hello, all For anyone who's reading this, welcome to my blog of randomness and hopefulness. This has been a good week. Since last Thursday, I have gone to the gym every single day, save for the day that I stayed home but ran 2.5 miles in my neighborhood. I think that's a bomb-ass accomplis... Read more

  • Personal Best

    3/27/2015 12:38:35 AM, by SLINKYREDDRESS

    This has been a weird week for me. After filling my body with unhealthy food on Sunday, and getting almost zero exercise that day, the first three days of the week were a real struggle. I managed to stay on track with the food, but I was feeling really exhausted. I still managed to get in 8,000 s... Read more

  • Hospital Day 2

    3/26/2015 11:34:04 PM, by GRAMMACATHY

    DH was much better today. Ruled out flu and TB. Still trying to figure out which bug caused him to get the pneumonia. He was briefly in better humor. Then he wanted more drugs for pain. Doctor recommended Tylenol to go with the narcotics he is already receiving. He refused that. He is not a ha... Read more

  • Week #1 (Starting Over) 3/23/2015

    3/26/2015 2:25:42 PM, by PB_TURTLERUNNER

    Things about me 1) I'm not a Blogger I've been on this roller coaster longer than I care to admit to my self and if I'd have stopped quitting on myself a long time ago I'd probably be where I want to be by now. How many times have we said that to our selves?!?! So I've been kicking arou... Read more

  • DAY ONE (aka humble beginnings)

    3/26/2015 2:46:13 AM, by ONEPEACEGODDESS

    Day 1 tracking everything on spark: Over total calories by 100 I did get Burger King--long story. Over fat grams by 20. Under on carbs and protein Drank 8 cups water (I know that's not enough) Ate 5 veggies and a banana 40 minutes exercise (walked a 15 min mile and danced hard for 25) None of th... Read more

  • DH in hospital

    3/26/2015 1:14:10 AM, by GRAMMACATHY

    With double pneumonia again. He is not nearly as sick this time as he was June 2008. However, he is so frail from seven years of not caring for himself or those around him. Seven years ago I was not as angry and bitter as I am now. Please pray for him that he will care more about himself than hi... Read more

  • Freaking corn dog- lesson learned

    3/25/2015 6:09:26 PM, by MGARRISON28

    I normally take my lunch to work religiously. But I happened to look at the menu Tuesday night for weds. and on it were hamburger sliders, veggies and fruit. I thought okay I won't bring my food in because this fits into my plan. I went to work the next day and saw the menu had been changed to corn ... Read more

  • Little Choices

    3/25/2015 4:30:55 PM, by ONEPEACEGODDESS

    Yesterday I REALLY wanted Burger King. After work we had haircuts so were getting home an hour later than usual. My son was exceptionally behaved so I got him a happy meal. Which really just made me want Burger King. OH MAN, I wanted a whopper with cheese and a large fry SO BAD. I've decided to cut... Read more

  • Sugar Free Food questions

    3/25/2015 2:39:47 PM, by JULIEINOREGON

    1. I drink Almond milk because it has no sugar in it. I can't find any yogurt that doesn't have sugar. Do you know of any brand that uses splenda or something else? I'm know artificial sweeteners are not good for you but I'm trying to cut out sugar and don't want to lose the protein in yogurt. ... Read more

  • Frustration

    3/25/2015 1:23:56 PM, by HARRIET113

    I feel like I've done pretty good (not great) on watching my calories and exercising. My goal is to eat 1200 calories or less 6 days a week, with one free day (basically a day where I can drink.) I think I've been eating around 1300-1400 calories per day, if I'm being honest, but that's still ... Read more

  • April Challenge: 2 miles a day, everyday for 30 days

    3/25/2015 11:34:33 AM, by COFFEEKITTAY

    For the month of April I plan to post in everyday with my progress. I figure if I have to be accountable and report in some where how I ate and how I exercised for the day that I am liable to do much better. I bought a really cool FarCry 4 t-shirt and a Han-Solo medal (photos coming soon) for ... Read more

  • What can I commit to today!

    3/25/2015 10:39:29 AM, by RONIE11

    I have made the decision that I need to find a program that are healthy and that helps me to loose weight.. I know the term 'Baby Steps' gets tossed around a lot!! but it does because it is important to set your self up to succeed instead of jumping in feet first and failing at several attempts.. ... Read more

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 68th Week

    3/25/2015 9:35:38 AM, by BCJCPDX2012

    Boing! And that's the sound of the old rubber band bouncing me around on the scale. I gained two of the two and a half pounds I lost last week. I guess that I am destined to see this weight come off much, much slower now than it did when I started. Oh well! I am not discouraged, or so I keep telling... Read more

  • Tuesday Ramblings

    3/24/2015 7:35:46 PM, by AANGEL3

    Not a lot is different from yesterday. 39 Lets see...I got home and started dinner. While the oven was preheating (I made fish fillets), I went to feed the fish. The pond filter had stopped pumping water. I called hubby to come out to fix it. He found one of out bigger Koi in the filter box. ... Read more

  • Holy Moly!

    3/24/2015 2:44:47 PM, by JOELLEY23

    Why is maintaining literally the hardest? Well to be honest, I'm not maintaining anymore, I'm attempting to lose the 20 lbs I put on in the last 2 years while "maintaining". Losing weight is so much easier, you've got that tangible goal in front of you and the feeling that goes along with ac... Read more

  • Soft foods: hard to find lower carb ones!

    3/24/2015 1:33:37 PM, by AMARANTH13

    I had a tooth extracted yesterday that had been bothering me for a month. After that I was supposed to eat soft foods but it has been very hard to find soft foods that are lower in carb. In the end I had more higher carb foods than I wanted, though options that I used were: Greek yogurt Scrambl... Read more

  • Walk in the Park

    3/24/2015 12:36:24 PM, by TUBLADY

    I try to walk everyday. My walking buddy is Titan. My little adorable Yorkie I live in a suburban area, nice streets and areas to walk in. Most days we head out to the park. This is one of our favorite ,Woodmanssee. Yesterday , it was cool and rainy. I had to go to the store, took Tita... Read more