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  • Apr 20: Back to Running, Learn Proper Form

    4/20/2015 10:42:18 AM, by FATHINSN

    Today, I returned to one of the scariest things in my life: RUNNING! A colleague planned to have a running session today but I asked him first if I should join as I'm still a slow runner. Apparently, people who would join his session were known as fast, strong runners *gasp. So, he suggested I ... Read more

  • it's monday

    4/20/2015 10:04:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a rainy day here today. that is okay with me and with my daughter. i am taking it easy today,before i head off to work this afternoon. having to go in an hour earlier each day i work is a challenge for me. yet i will do so,at least for this week. my daughter is really enjoying school these days. all... Read more

  • Henry Rollins: on anger

    4/19/2015 7:41:04 PM, by PETALIA

    "My anger does not manifest itself in destruction of objects, swearing in traffic, or attempting to get beaten up by another male several years my junior. Actually, it gets me up early, on the road and down it. I believe that contentment or any sustained period of joy that doesn't inspire thou... Read more

  • Secret dream....

    4/17/2015 5:27:13 PM, by GIRLGETTINGFIT

    When I was asked the most infamous question while growing up "What do you want to be,"my answer would always be a teacher, or lawyer, and when the movie Twister came out I wanted to be a storm chaser. Haha... I would not know what I would do if I actually saw a tornado. I actually secretly wanted... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/17/2015 9:00:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have some errands to complete this morning,before i go to work later this afternoon. i enjoyed spending some one on one time with my daughter the other day and i know she enjoyed it,too. all of the birds say hi. the weekend is here! hurray! I'm back to my regular work hours today and tomorrow. i n... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/16/2015 4:23:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful spring day today. i'm enjoying some time with my daughter at the local library. all of the birds say hi! a much needed day off from work today. due to some staff being off sick, there has been extra time at work all week so far. it is easier for me to come in an hour earlier than to stay... Read more

  • Apr 15: Getting More Steps By Running In Frisbees!

    4/16/2015 11:16:15 AM, by FATHINSN

    Since I joined again Frisbee game on Wednesday 8th April, I get average steps more than 7500 steps (my goal is to get daily at least 7500 steps). Those days that I got more than 10K steps were days that I played Frisbees; 8th April I got 12179 and 11th April I got 11262 :D I think I enjoy running mo... Read more

  • A Brand new Me

    4/16/2015 6:29:53 AM, by JAIYUNNA

    Hello, I haven't had a chance to just write you telling what's been going on with me. For me I have a made a pivotal point in my life. Right now, in my life I am trying to put the pieces together on what I want and how I want it to be. It's an emotional journey that I am on. In which I feel... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/14/2015 11:51:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through another day. i had a hectic weekend. yet it was worth every minute. my daughter is enjoying school and says hi. all of the birds are doing well and say hi,too. in a while, i am off to my job. for me, i am happy to have a steady job and i am finally adjusting to the hours i need to ... Read more

  • Superfoods: Project #1

    4/12/2015 4:53:00 PM, by SKATER787

    So I've been wanting to do this for quite some time. How to go about combining brewer's yeast and wheat germ that I bought since last year? Likewise, I also bought Maca. What the heck do you do with that? Then an idea came when I read about the benefits of eating grass fed butter. A recipe was born ... Read more

  • 365 DAYS OF CONSISTENCY AND DETERMINATION - DAY 103

    4/12/2015 2:59:19 PM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    Yesterday was one of those lazy days where I hardly got anything done. Any ways that was a different day and a different story. Today, had a late start - woke at 7:30, which is pretty late for me. After church and a good lunch, our family and my sister's family decided we'd go to a dam that is ... Read more

  • Doing better...

    4/10/2015 12:28:06 PM, by GIRLGETTINGFIT

    I went off the rails this past weekend with eating whatever I wanted after lunch. I would do great with tracking breakfast and lunch but when it came to dinner it all went out the window. I was eating way too much Easter candy. Luckily I have turned it around and back to track all foods and cutti... Read more

  • Moving Forward

    4/10/2015 10:37:19 AM, by PARKSCANADA

    OK, I've been comfort eating. I guess I can pat myself on the back as I haven't been over eating, I've just been eating all my favourite comfort foods....white bread, butter, chocolate. Today I put my foot down and say I won't let all this upheaval take me down a path I do not want to go down. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/10/2015 9:43:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! i look forward to the weekends every week. it is a chance to unwind and enjoy doing things that are not work related. i have some computer work to do this morning. then i am off for a long walk. all the birds say hi. my daughter aced her math quiz this week! Woo hoo! Hav... Read more

  • Thoughts become Reality

    4/9/2015 9:38:02 PM, by PARKSCANADA

    Today when I was thinking about the future I said to myself when I get divorced. Wow, that's a huge change. It's funny how it's the smallest thing that causes the break. We are no longer bent but broken. It was the letters. I was devastated that he threw them out - really kinda silly - but I wa... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/9/2015 8:42:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    i enjoyed a much needed day off today. spent time with my daughter,which is something i enjoy doing any time. got some errands done and some of my storage things sorted out. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 1: Stop procrastinating

    4/9/2015 1:52:23 AM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    Certain days, I get things done on time and the other days I procrastinate. I find myself surfing the net and I waste a lot of time. Before I know it, I have surfed the net for an hour or more with one site leading to another and then yet another site. Starting today I am making a promise to myself ... Read more

  • 365 DAYS OF CONSISTENCY AND DETERMINATION - DAY 100

    4/9/2015 1:41:58 AM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    I have so many things running through my head right now I don't know where to start. Yesterday, I noticed that since actually started working out with you tube videos, the balance had gone pretty low and there are yet 22 days that I need the connection so that I can work. So, exercising with... Read more

  • 4-08-2015

    4/8/2015 8:55:21 PM, by L1ZB3TH354

    Received my stretching dvd today. Did 15 minutes of Jillian Michael's 30 day shred dvd. Did 13 minutes Cathe stretching dvd. Did... Read more

  • Trying to stay motivated

    4/8/2015 2:50:17 PM, by GIRLGETTINGFIT

    I work at home part-time, take two online college courses, and run a household. I am finding it difficult to stay motivated in my classes right now. I know we are on our last 5 weeks before summer break, and I am barely staying afloat. Just the thought of the coursework is stressing me out. I ha... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/8/2015 9:54:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did get the hours i hoped for at work. i am happy to still have a job and that i enjoy going to work each day. i get along well with my co workers and others i meet at the company. my daughter is doing well and says hi. i am catching up on some housework today. i am fitting in some exercise before... Read more

  • Love Letters

    4/8/2015 9:36:29 AM, by PARKSCANADA

    He threw them out. He threw out all the letters I had written him when we were dating. Worse, he said I told him to. Can't believe how sad it makes me feel. And then angry. Such disrespect and dishonour of us. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/7/2015 10:42:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great long weekend. easter was wonderful and my daughter is very happy. i am catching up on some computer work today. later this afternoon, i will be off to work. i am adjusting to the afternoon shift much better now. there is a slight chance i may not have to be there as late at work. i wil... Read more

  • 365 DAYS OF CONSISTENCY AND DETERMINATION - DAY 98

    4/7/2015 1:31:20 AM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    Today happens to be my day off and I made the best of it - its not yet 11 in the morning and I have got in 60 minutes in - 30 minutes of yoga and the other 30 minutes of zumba. I still have yet another workout planned for the day, which is going to be a video from the beautiful ballet series late... Read more

  • Checking in

    4/6/2015 2:21:24 PM, by L1ZB3TH354

    I had dropped out of Spark People because I just did not have the time and energy to update. Since our retirement, my husband got disabled. I am now his caretaker. Which means I take care of doing everything in the house without any help at all. Driving him to and from Dr's appointments, meals, ... Read more

  • My son's a fire fighter

    4/5/2015 3:01:01 PM, by PARKSCANADA

    The other day my son was at the firehall working his 10 hour shift as a candidate fire fighter. He's 20 and still living at home. Well, 6 o'clock rolled around and I was just getting dinner on the table - he usually gets home about 6:20 or so. We ate dinner and 7 rolled around and he still wasn't... Read more

  • 365 DAYS OF CONSISTENCY AND DETERMINATION - DAY 96

    4/5/2015 11:09:53 AM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    Wishing all my spark friends a Happy Easter!! Today was a total fun day with the family. Went to the beach with my sister. It was such fun watching the kids play in the beach especially my 2 year old nephew - he had such fun falling into the water every time the waves would hit him. The j... Read more

  • 365 DAYS OF CONSISTENCY AND DETERMINATION - DAY 95

    4/4/2015 1:09:50 PM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    The 5% spring challenge today. My weight today was 161.2 and I am looking forward to losing a pound a week so by the end of this challenge I will be at 153 lbs. I know I can do it - I just need to DO IT!! Today, also happens to be my birthday. DH bought me a speaker for my computer as a gif... Read more

  • Today's Forecast.....

    4/3/2015 8:29:16 AM, by PARKSCANADA

    The forecast for today: Sunny with increasing cloud with rain turning to flurries and then thunder storms. Huh, eh? Bit of an analogy for life. Happy and joyful times, dark and gloomy times, times of tears and sadness, times of distance and chill, times of noise and rage......... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/2/2015 12:19:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm feeling better today. i have some errands to run and some computer work to do today. it is my day off from work. i also get tomorrow off as well. then i have to work on saturday. i will take it. the time off gives me a chance to relax and to do what i like to do. my daughter is really looking fo... Read more

  • Weak moment - confessions of a sugar addict

    4/1/2015 2:09:05 PM, by GIRLGETTINGFIT

    Well, the first time in about 11 days, I had a weak moment last night. After dinner I had a fiber one lemon bar. Then I had a packet of organic fruit snacks, which lead to a yoplait greek yogurt frozen bar, and a half a fiber one chocolate chip cookie. It snuck up on me and I was thankfully able ... Read more

  • Mid Week Motivation in Pictures

    4/1/2015 12:19:56 PM, by SOOKIE

    I hope you enjoy. As I encourage you, I am encouraging myself. Have a fantastic Wednesday! I don't really have a dog, but thought this was funny! "Don't wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of each step you take toward reaching that goal!"... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/1/2015 11:36:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling better than i did yesterday. i will go to work this afternoon and see how i feel while i am there. my family is concerned that i will be alright,as i very seldom get sick. my good friend is making sure i am alright,too. if my cough does not improve much today,or increases, then i will h... Read more

  • 10 reasons I'm losing weight

    3/31/2015 10:32:03 PM, by FIERCEFIREFLI

    1. So that I will be healthy when we conceive. 2. To manage stress. 3. To live a long, healthy life. 4. Because I gained 40 lbs on medication but I'm now meds-free. 5. To get back my fit, toned body that I worked so hard for before! 6. To feel beautiful naked. 7. To regain my confidence. 8. So I c... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    3/31/2015 1:34:35 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like i have come down with something. i wonder if it is still the same cold i had before, or a different one. i ended up having to take the day off work today. that is how tired,sick i feel. my daughter says hi to everyone. all of the birds say hi,too. i am taking it easy today. hav e a great... Read more

  • Walking Outside Today

    3/30/2015 2:35:51 PM, by 2DETERMINED

    Today I began walking outside during the day time while I am at work. I walked about 2/3 around our largest building. I know that is not much (but it's a very large building) but I am glad I was able to do that. When I stopped, I wasn't out of breath, but my heart was beating very FAST. I am not... Read more

  • Happy Monday!

    3/30/2015 12:09:38 PM, by GIRLGETTINGFIT

    I started my Monday off with completing my 5K Runner Week 2 Day 1 run. I ran/walked 2.15 miles in 34 minutes. By the end of the program I will be running 3 miles in 30 minutes. I finished this program once before, but did not continue with my running so here I am back at the beginning. I enjoy t... Read more

  • it's monday

    3/30/2015 8:16:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter's birthday is today! she is soooooooooo excited and happy! she loves the presents she got so far and the cards she has received. now she is off to school shortly. i am feeling a lot better than i did a few days ago. it is a short work week for me this week. my daughter has a short week o... Read more

  • Change of Mind you change your size

    3/30/2015 6:44:50 AM, by JAIYUNNA

    I am learning it's not so much about what you do. It's about what you think about what you did that determines your action. If you overate and you think "well that's it I will go back to eating the way I always have." Now, take the same situation and a another person overate and they said "well, I o... Read more

  • Slacker!

    3/29/2015 5:40:57 PM, by RIGHTWITHSHADOW

    311 Fitbit Stats: 39k steps (whoops, I forgot to wear the Fitbit for 24 hours plus I've been really bad about putting it on before noon this weekend!) I have been slacking so badly lately. And the numbers finally prove it. I have steadily been gaining anywhere from .5 to 2 pounds a week.... Read more

  • Week 1 Review - Down 5lbs!

    3/29/2015 12:03:53 PM, by GIRLGETTINGFIT

    Week 1 has been a great week. I started full force last Sunday with tracking my food. On Monday I started my running program 5K Runner. I run three days a week and do a full body strength training video from Leslie Sansone three days a week. I run every other day and in-between do my strength t... Read more

  • Great Saturday

    3/28/2015 10:45:51 PM, by GIRLGETTINGFIT

    Today has been a great day. I was able to stay within my calorie range and get my strength training in. We went out to dinner with our friends and I did not touch the chips. I order one glass of wine and shared chicken fajitas with my husband. I was able to keep the meal under 600 calories! We ... Read more

  • It's amazing!

    3/27/2015 5:26:49 PM, by GIRLGETTINGFIT

    It amazes me how much better I feel after just five days of tracking my food and exercise. My confidence is building back up and I just feel better overall. I am going to harness this feeling and use it as a tool to get me through the weekend. I sometimes tend to over do it and not track. My goa... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/27/2015 8:43:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! I really enjoyed my day off yesterday. i will make having that day off a priority from now on. it is so worth it. other than working tomorrow afternoon, i do not have any specific plans for the weekend. i know that my daughter will be soooooo happy to see all the prese... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/26/2015 1:38:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a much needed day off for me. i have been putting in a bit of extra time at work this week to make up for the hours i did not have to work last week. so i have less free time to pursue what i enjoy and to get some errands done. i will be working on my online courses tomorrow, as it will be the only ... Read more

  • Motivation

    3/26/2015 1:12:52 PM, by GIRLGETTINGFIT

    Every year at Halloween I see the same Princess Leia costume I would love to wear. I decided this year will be the year I will wear it. I am using this picture for motivation when I feel weakness creeping back in. I will use it to keep me moving forward. ... Read more

  • Pushing Through Today

    3/26/2015 6:40:09 AM, by JAIYUNNA

    Today, I had a very hard time during the work out. I think that 1 pound lost is effecting me. Even though I do see some improvement. That's why I hate it when I weigh myself. It just brings the momentum down. I have to work through it mentally. I know one thing I am not giving up. I will have to go ... Read more

  • Doctor's Visit

    3/25/2015 6:47:13 PM, by JAIYUNNA

    Well, my blood pressure was o.k. it was 140/84. Doctor said she was going to see how I am doing in 3 months. She wanted my goal to get off all medication. The doctors scale says I lost 1 pound. But I went home to measure myself I lost a total 3.5 inches. I knew my clothes felt looser. I am happy for... Read more

  • Who Am I?

    3/25/2015 5:22:20 PM, by PARKSCANADA

    Who am I? So many changes over the past few months, so many questions, so many doubts. Am I a Mrs? Part of a couple? Al and Laurie, Laurie and Al? Married, separated, divorced, single? Am I a daughter, a sister, a mother, a wife, a daughter-in-law? I'm not who I thought I was, ... Read more

  • A new beginning

    3/25/2015 3:33:26 PM, by GIRLGETTINGFIT

    Today is day four of being back on track with my food and exercise. I am not sure what gave me the nudge to get back to a healthier lifestyle. It was like a little switch that turned from "I don't care" to "I know I can do this." I had previously lost about 65lbs and after my Uncle and Dad passed... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/25/2015 11:43:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,mild spring day here today. my daughter has grown some more. now she is a bit taller and she now takes a different size in shoes. she is counting down the days until her birthday. my sister and her husband are coming down for a visit on sunday afternoon and they definitely have something... Read more

  • 365 DAYS OF CONSISTENCY AND DETERMINATION - DAY 86

    3/25/2015 11:35:27 AM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    I am not starting over again, but I am going to continue this journey right where I had given up. My last weigh in was 160 a month back and today I got the scale out of its hiding place and checked it and I gained just 2 pounds over this month of no exercise - I was dreading getting on the scale ... Read more

  • Becoming a habit

    3/24/2015 6:50:54 AM, by JAIYUNNA

    Today when I woke up. I was sleepy but soo sleepy that I felt like getting back into the bed. All I was thinking about how good I was going to feel afterwards. I know there is no way to get that until exercise. I know that I have to push myself really hard to get that endorphins. I noticed I won't f... Read more

  • Feels good to be back on track

    3/23/2015 5:15:06 PM, by GIRLGETTINGFIT

    I decided yesterday that it was time for me to get back on my program. I have let the weight I had lost 5 years ago creep back on slowly, and didn't realize how much until I was looking at my pictures from our Spring Break vacation. 198 I have been thinking about how I originally lost weight an... Read more

  • it's monday

    3/23/2015 12:56:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm catching up on some computer work now before i head to my job in a few hours. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and also say hi. i feel a bit better today, so i will go to work. i will see how i feel while i am there and go from there. have a wonderful day,every... Read more

  • Time

    3/23/2015 6:58:57 AM, by JAIYUNNA

    The question why do we have to put a time on our exercise? Do your body knows what time it is. I don't think so. Your body just knows when you do certain things it put things in motion. So the only thing we need to be concerned about is doing the things that would take our body to put in motion. In... Read more

  • No more excuses

    3/23/2015 12:15:22 AM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    I had gone totally underground. No exercise for a month or is it more - I am not sure. I know I should not stay away from exercise for more than 3 days, but that is what I did. I had given up. I had no motivation whatsoever. Yes, I did want to workout, but I just did not have to willpower to get st... Read more

  • it's sunday

    3/22/2015 8:26:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like i have come down with a cold. no wonder i want to take it easy these days. my daughter says hi and so do the birds. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • The Path to Almost Perfect Eggs

    3/22/2015 7:42:17 PM, by SKATER787

    So I've noticed that my steel griddle has hot spots from the gas burners and it would brown the eggs. An ideal egg would be cooked white with no browning and a runny yolk. I got an idea of using aluminum sheets to help distribute the heat. Maybe that would solve the problem. Let's get to work. I got... Read more

  • Spring and Summer

    3/22/2015 9:58:32 AM, by JAIYUNNA

    I was just thinking if we all stay the course right now. We will look pretty good this summer. I notice what everybody is doing. Not paying attention. Then when it gets hot. It time to take off your clothes that's when they want to start wanting to lose weight. not realizing to look good you have t... Read more