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  • Ow?

    2/21/2017 7:21:35 AM, by DREWSKI37

    Of great interest to me is how my body "forgets" feelings. I have sore abs today for the first time since I was in Ireland, and while that soreness was from a different and entirely awesome source I still can't get over how I had forgotten this one very familiar feeling. The Sad thing about it is ... Read more

  • Week 09: Getting Things Sorted!

    2/20/2017 9:56:07 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    In Week 09 I looked over my past progress and decided that it was time to get things sorted. I needed to start making some serious forward progress if I wanted to lose the 50 pounds that I set out to lose this year, but I felt renewed with new goals and new energy, lots of positivity & hope, and a s... Read more

  • Future Me, Future You

    2/20/2017 9:20:31 PM, by JESPAH

    So I guess I owe you a blog post. Er, sorry. I hit 300 and a bit above (308?) and then boomeranged back down, all thanks to the miracle of modern science. As in, I joined my local hospital's weight loss program. This all happened when my doctor suggested I consider bariatric surgery in or... Read more

  • Patience, Grasshopper

    2/20/2017 7:48:54 PM, by ALICIA363

    I want to be able to run a lot more and NOW. But I must be patient. Wednesday is my night to run. Today my right foot got my attention. "Remember me?" it said. "How you fell on the stairs and self-rehabbed?" (This was about ten years ago, but my body tells my history.) Yeah, I... Read more

  • Work Challenge

    2/20/2017 8:23:31 AM, by DREWSKI37

    I joined a gamble at work hoping it will encourage me to get back into the game. On my wife's insistence, I stopped watching what I was eating the week before Halloween and STAYED off the metaphorical wagon until the first week of February when I joined this work challenge. Because of money. Duri... Read more

  • Non Scale Victory

    2/20/2017 2:22:41 AM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    I'm going to make this short and sweet. I've been busting my booty working out 5 days a week and it feels amazing. Yes, I have to battle my inner sloth who just wants to sit down, but I have finally gotten to the point where I'm enjoying my workouts. There are a few that kick my butt from time to ti... Read more

  • Soooooooo Discouraged!!!

    2/19/2017 8:58:27 PM, by EOWYN2424

    I hit an all time high with my weight today! Ever since I started my new job, I have been tipping the scales more! Today I weighed in at 65.6kg! That's terrible! I should have kept it below 64kg! It's just that being out of the house working increases my thirst! Also, I should have been more mi... Read more

  • Return to Running

    2/19/2017 10:42:41 AM, by ALICIA363

    This week, I stopped by my running store, almost a month early for my frequent-purchasing date, and bought two pairs of running shoes. I use the term "bought" loosely, since I'll be paying them off over time. The running store clerk told me, "We're giving a discount next month," and I sadly hu... Read more

  • Sponsored by ...

    2/19/2017 10:13:08 AM, by ALICIA363

    Thank you to three recent blogs which fueled my morning's activity. KRISZTA11's Feb. 12th blog reminded me that I don't need to eat before running. I knew that, but I needed the reminder. Thank you! Here's the link: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
    ublic_journal_individual.a
    sp?blog_id=63147... Read more

  • Wrong Handed Living

    2/18/2017 5:36:32 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm right handed. i shattered my right wrist on Valentine's Day. Having surgery in three days. I'm not able to do much and feel like doing even less. But, one very positive outcome has been slowing down my life. What is really important? What really doesn't matter? I only eat what I actual... Read more

  • like a slog

    2/17/2017 7:41:18 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Can't do much with shattered right wrist. it is splinted until surgery next Tuesday. Every motion is painful and I am very dizzy, too. Guess I just need to learn a bit more patience. I did a little cleaning and very simple food prep. With so little activity it is a blessing that I have little a... Read more

  • Tiring myself out with paper plates!!!

    2/17/2017 6:22:09 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I did a popsugar workout with paper plates and man! my abs and arms are REALLY feeling it! Go to youtube and search for popsugar 30 minute fat frying bikini workout! Check it out if you want! www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2zi
    PcnlndQ&t=48s... Read more

  • ouch update

    2/16/2017 5:24:47 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    saw hand surgeon yesterday. complicated break that will require plate and a lot of screws and perhaps a second surgery later. besides the big breaks through both bones there are a lot of fractures that couldn't be seen well because of cloudiness indicating many bones over bones. straightened defor... Read more

  • What a Letdown!!!!

    2/16/2017 3:27:47 AM, by EOWYN2424

    You know those famous Korean Spicy noodles I was dying to try that was supposed to be sooo delicious? Well, I bought a small serving yesterday, I couldn't wait to try it. I immediately went and made them but they weren't that delicious at all! I was sooo disappointed! True, they were spicy but ... Read more

  • ouch!

    2/14/2017 5:21:55 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    walked this morning...fell. nice young msn actually picked me up and walked with me a bit until I assured him I could manage. drove to urgent care clinic keeping right hand up and as still as possible. broke both arm bones at wrist. the larger one is in several pieces. the other broken in two p... Read more

  • Week 08: Bad Weather, Scale is Not My Friend!

    2/14/2017 11:29:48 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    Week 08 overall was a better week than Week 07, but the weather was super icy and it was difficult to get out and get any steps most of this week! My Sparkfriend Kayde53 suggested I get a walking DVD program by Leslie Sansone for when bad weather strikes, which was a great suggestion, so I have one ... Read more

  • New Exercise Goals

    2/13/2017 12:31:05 PM, by LITTLEANGEL4523

    For my weight loss, I know that I must include exercise in my daily routine. So, I have started exercising in the mornings after I have had my coffee, but before I do anything else. This is working really well for me. I am set up for the entire day, knowing that I got my exercise over with. Too man... Read more

  • 2007-2017: My Ten Years with SparkPeople!!

    2/11/2017 11:49:05 PM, by MSBOOTCAMP

    Late April, it will be 10 years since I joined SparkPeople - "SP," for short. Sounds funny, but this major anniversary pretty much is taking me by surprise. How could it be 10 years since I first joined up and signed on? In those years, I've learned so much. Both here, in the Spark community, and ou... Read more

  • Chocolate Week

    2/11/2017 11:33:45 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    It's that time of month again. The time where I just can't seem to overcome my desire for that rich, delicious, smooth cocoa-y treat that is chocolate. I used to eat almost a whole bag of Hershey kisses or Dove Promises in one sitting. That was not healthy at all, but... Recently, I joined the ... Read more

  • Ready Eddie Spaghetti

    2/11/2017 6:24:45 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    The second half of last month I have been on and off sick. It spilled over to this month and then I got a nasty cold sore above my lip and on the side of my nose. Now Im cold free and the cold sore is gone. Today I went to my grandparents place to celebrate Jan and Feb birthdays. When I go... Read more

  • Fat makes me sick, but skinny terrifies me

    2/11/2017 10:50:50 AM, by ALICIA363

    There. I've said it. It's out of my head. My off again, on again journey to get to and stay at a healthy BMI continues. Luckily the off again, on again cycles are shorter these days - days instead of years. This morning, I looked at pictures from 2002-2003: me at my heaviest. Just before ... Read more

  • Time to change gears

    2/10/2017 7:42:19 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    So, checking my BMI and the way my clothes fit and my weight, I'm finally ready to admit that I should be in maintenance rather than continued weight loss. However, I would love to lose a few vanity pounds and inches on my way to becoming the healthiest me that I can be. So, day by day I will ... Read more

  • Ninety one

    2/10/2017 7:11:09 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Today was a crazy warm day here in the Texas panhandle. It got up to 91!!! It was a bit windy, but so warm and nice that the kids and I had to go out to the town track and walk a bit. I didn't get a decent picture of my son because he was grumpy, but his attitude did improve when a friendly pit bu... Read more

  • My Plan!!!!!!

    2/10/2017 2:06:06 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I want to lose 25lbs in total. I will give myself 2 years to do this! Starting from today. So my BMR is : about 1,313 kCal X 1.375 for being moderately active (Exercising about 3 times a week) = 1,805 kCal so 25lbs = 87,500 kCal in 2 years = gives me a deficit of 521 kCal a week which... Read more

  • Just one more round!!!!

    2/9/2017 8:55:58 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I spent the entire morning and most of the afternoon at an Inductive Bible Study course held in church! By the time I came home it was after 4pm. Plus my friend who sent me home made a detour because she went to the wrong lane. But it was only a few minutes. I have to remind myself to be thankful fo... Read more

  • Fifteen

    2/9/2017 12:45:21 AM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    To whomever may have had the disadvantage of coming across my humble blog from yestereve, I apologize. I have to admit, I am being a bit whiny. I'm pretty sure I'm letting hormones make me feel worse than I should. I did have a better day today. I am still not feeling super pleased about the dance t... Read more

  • Big Challenge this Year

    2/8/2017 3:10:17 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We have plans to meet up with our son's family in Orlando in November for eight days of Disney World - mostly Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Our son and daughter-in-law are running the half marathon and their two little girls (5&8) will run the mile race while there. Now to the challenge part. ... Read more

  • Had A Bad Day

    2/7/2017 11:45:14 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    No, unlike my title might suggest, I didn't have a bad eating or fitness day. I just had a bad day. I was moody and had a hard time sleeping last night. I was itchy, and annoyed, and the covers weren't right. I don't typically have such a hard time with that. I woke up 5 minutes after the bus time, ... Read more

  • Personal Best

    2/7/2017 2:01:09 PM, by TAMIP62

    Walked .8 miles today! Made it to the park the LONG way Meant to add this pic too! ... Read more

  • Week 07: Busy, No Time to Step!

    2/7/2017 12:23:12 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I had a very busy week in Week 07, so there wasn't any time to exercise, and I didn't get a lot of steps, but I got a lot of floors and my calorie burn was pretty good. This was a good week in general and of course winter makes it hard to get the kind of exercise that I'd like to. The weather makes ... Read more

  • I have to rest today! My entire body is aching!

    2/7/2017 5:56:57 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I don't know whether is the double dose of exercise I did on Sunday, or that long walk on Monday (yesterday) or both but today is Tuesday and I feel that I must rest today! My entire body is aching! I feel I can't dance today! (which was what I was planning : a dance workout). I will probably d... Read more

  • A Walk At Sunset

    2/7/2017 12:28:26 AM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    This weekend was not very good for my, for a lack of better words at the moment, "diet". My family drove two and a half hours to see my dad in Oklahoma. Then we ended up at my sister in law's house for a super bowl party. I did not do horribly, or anything like I used to, but the foods I ate were... Read more

  • Surprised that I lost 1 1/2 lbs the third week

    2/6/2017 6:47:20 PM, by OLDEROWL

    As a member of the Winter 5% weight loss Challenge team the first two weeks were rather ordinary for me except I more than tripled the amount of exercise I usually do, averaging 391 minutes a week. However, I only lost 1.4 pounds the first two weeks. On the third week, I found myself concentrating ... Read more

  • Celebrations

    2/6/2017 6:17:46 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Yesterday our family gathered here to celebrate. It was both a birthday party for my husband and our oldest grandson and a Super Bowl party. I prepared far too much food, but it still worked out well. There were three pizzas, breadsticks, chips, dips, guacamole, pigs in a blanket, birthday cake, ... Read more

  • February Goal Post

    2/6/2017 10:31:50 AM, by EARTHRUNNER

    Did you see what I did there? I'm already at the goal post. Short and sweet: W1 focus: phase out added sugar - sometimes it's unavoidable, you don't have access to nutrition facts,or you'll have a day where you ran out without a chance to grab an apple. There are many saving graces you can get, b... Read more

  • Double Exercise Today!!! Feels soooo Good!!!

    2/5/2017 8:17:52 AM, by EOWYN2424

    First, I did a 35 minute dance workout! I was really sweating! Then I decided to do a 30 minute Pilates routine! So, first cardio, then Pilates! Then I ate my dinner, prawn noodles, then I had a relaxing cold shower! Feels sooooo good!... Read more

  • A Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy & Joyous Life Pledge

    2/4/2017 1:12:27 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Please (now is a fine time) add your name and spread this pledge to as many Sparkpeople members you think may be encouraged by it, such as by including it in a blog. A WHOLESOME, INSPIRATIONAL, HEALTHY, AND JOYOUS PLEDGE We, the undersigned, pledge to strive to live each day, a Wholesome... Read more

  • Rest Day today!

    2/4/2017 7:19:54 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I have been exercising everyday from Monday to Friday! I've decided due to yesterday's aching bones to take it easy today! The weather has been very hot too! So, I didn't even go for a walk. I spent the entire Saturday afternoon chilling! Sparking, doing crochet (I'm worried I have not enough yarn s... Read more

  • Oh! My aching bones!!!

    2/3/2017 8:38:18 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I've been exercising everyday this week. It's Friday today, so it's been 5 days. But on Saturday, I must take a break! I got in more than 6,000 steps today, burned about 231kCal according to my activity tracker. I've been meaning to take a rest day since Wednesday but I kept pushing myself to e... Read more

  • Fitness Analysis Week 07

    2/3/2017 4:01:10 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    This week I got a new planner to use specifically for planning and tracking exercise. If I can plan out my exercise each day and then check it off as I complete it, I should be a lot more motivated to get started with the exercise, as well as be more excited about the exercise plan in general as pla... Read more

  • Not Weight Related...

    2/2/2017 7:41:00 PM, by LOSING2WINIT

    But I am having urges to write again! My only dream, want and goal in life was to be a writer. I have never wanted to be anything else since the age of 12. So as I am working to exercise and get my steps in I am getting the urge to start my memoir. Finally ready to start.... Read more

  • 50° Overcast , Windy

    2/2/2017 3:57:09 PM, by 100LBLIGHTER

    Not a pretty day... cooler and windy. No walking for any length of time... Just walking the dog 4 or 5 times today. I hear the flu is going around.... I do not want to get it.... Read more

  • Working My Way Up

    2/2/2017 12:32:23 PM, by TAMIP62

    Finally up to 3 miles at one time on the upright stationary bike (actually a real bike on an indoor trainer). I am going to shoot for another 3 miles this afternoon as well. My main goal is to be able to do that easily so that in another 5 or 6 weeks when the weather is good again (I... Read more

  • Mid-Week Reflection Week 07

    2/1/2017 11:56:39 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    My reflection is going to be a little different this week for a couple of reasons. I wasn't able to to blog on Monday and I wasn't able to get to my Chromebook until late tonight, so the traditional reflection questions don't really apply tonight as the day is already over--also, it's February 01st ... Read more

  • My First Month Progress

    2/1/2017 3:32:19 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Today was my monthly time not just to weigh, but to measure too. I have to admit, I'm fairly pleased with the results. The other day I didn't have a loss on my Monday "weigh day" and at the wonderful advice of several of my awesome Spark friends, I have decided to switch my weigh day to Wednesday so... Read more

  • End of month check in

    2/1/2017 12:22:51 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I had planned to write this up last night but I was tired and I felt horrible. Today I feel even worse. I feel like Im getting that cold back plus a nice headache. Add in there that I got 2 large cold sores on my lip and nose. When I break out in my cold sores my glands swell up and my jar hurts... Read more

  • Forced Rest!

    2/1/2017 6:03:29 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I really wanted to exercise today but they (government workers) are fogging the neighborhood again! This is to prevent mosquitoes breeding! They carry dengue fever, among other things. Fogging is pretty common in Malaysia but I still wish they had given us advance notice. The weather was nice ... Read more

  • Day 5: Eat Slowly and Mindfully

    1/31/2017 7:25:26 PM, by ALICIA363

    Back to blogs about Beck (the Beck Diet Solution: train your brain to think like a thin person) ... I am taking more than a day on most of the days ... Eating sitting down has led to eating more slowly and mindfully for me. I am still learning and practicing the skill. I can't remember if I ... Read more

  • 79° outside

    1/31/2017 3:53:30 PM, by 100LBLIGHTER

    What a nice day to walk. 79° and very windy.... Read more

  • My Time is Coming!

    1/31/2017 1:26:47 PM, by YUKIJANE

    There have been a lot of changes in the US since the election of Mr. Trump, that I hear in Japan. I am not there, so I just hear from BBC and VOA radio (I do not own a TV set in my living & study.), and see what my friends are doing through the Internet. Knowing there are a lot of injustices... Read more

  • One Year...

    1/31/2017 1:22:01 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just looked at my measurements to goal for the past year and was pleasantly encouraged. Waist - lost 3 1/2 inches Hips - lost 4 inches Weight - lost 13 pounds and am at goal of 120 Time to set a new weight goal, though in a healthy place at the middle of BMI range and weight range. I t... Read more

  • When The Scale Doesn't Budge

    1/30/2017 6:50:36 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Today was "weigh day". Every Monday I wake up and make almost a ritual out of weighing myself which only happens on Monday morning before I've eaten or dressed. For a month I've been getting great results and I really thought today would be the same. I've been trying to come to terms with it all day... Read more

  • Home At Last and Ready to Go!

    1/29/2017 6:16:33 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After a month away to care for mom-in-law, plan her memorial, speak at her services, etc. it is so good to finally be back home. I missed my husband, my bed, my routine and so much of what is familiar. I never really got into the new year as we left here on 1/1/17. So, here I am, nearly to Fe... Read more

  • Three of those 45 cards

    1/29/2017 8:23:28 AM, by ALICIA363

    Let me take you back to the year 2000 ... before my weight had peaked, after my father had died, before I'd heard of spark people or learned the value of calories ... I was surprised to find three food-related cards in the pack of affirmations. I find them still relevant today: 1. What I... Read more

  • Dumping sugar is changing my life

    1/29/2017 6:10:40 AM, by MSBOOTCAMP

    I've never been a "sugar addict." Even so, I am a baby-boomer from the USA. Like the rest of my generation in the States, I grew up with TV and companies' TV ads, targeted to both kids and parents, for cereals, and candy, and "a prize in every box." Remember Cracker Jacks? Many of us call it Cracker... Read more

  • Reformer and I Are Being Introduced

    1/28/2017 5:14:11 PM, by 100LBLIGHTER

    As strange as it may seem, this time when I tried to use the DVD player to workout with my Pilates Reformer...it worked just fine... went through the whole DVD although I pooped out before the end. I will need to work out for a while to catch up with that girl. She has been working out a lo... Read more

  • A Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy and Joyous Pledge

    1/28/2017 4:07:12 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Important 303 Prior to February 6, the contents of this message may be shared with others only by giving a link to this blog www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=6306814 or this link www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/te
    am_messageboard_thread.asp
    ?board=0x64349x6... Read more

  • Turn Up A Notch

    1/28/2017 2:13:20 PM, by LOSING2WINIT

    Well a minor setback for today's weigh in. I gained back the two pounds I lost. Not surprised though, I was snacking too much on sweets and not pushing hard enough. I exercised but not has much or hard as I could have. One day and step at a time though. It's time to really turn it up a notch a... Read more

  • Exercising with a cold

    1/28/2017 12:41:00 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I started feeling sick Wednesday morning with a sore throat. Thursday my throat hurt even more and I started coughing and sneezing a lot. Friday I felt like crap with a runny/stuffy nose. Thursday was a rest day but Friday was booty and thigh day. Even though I felt crap I did my exercises. It ... Read more

  • Lifesaving Procedure

    1/28/2017 8:50:44 AM, by ALICIA363

    "If I needed to take time for a lifesaving medical procedure three times a day, I'd somehow find the time. I'm not giving eating properly a high enough priority." (the Beck Diet solution, page 82) Wow. This sentence blew me away. Perhaps it's due to my skepticism about the health care ... Read more

  • Elderberries.....

    1/27/2017 2:29:25 PM, by 100LBLIGHTER

    I have a great memory of me and my cousins who lived in Rural Barbour County, Relatives on my Mother's Mother's side of the family. They lived on the family homestead with a cow or two... sometimes a pig. They always had a garden and put up food to last the winter. We, my sisters and I wou... Read more

  • Fitness Analysis Week 06

    1/27/2017 12:45:35 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I won't be able to post on Monday or Wednesday, so I'll give a short summary of how the week has gone so far. I've had a step increase of 106% since last week. My sleep is right in the right range. I lost 2.8 pounds this week, meeting my 5-pound weight loss goal for January (a total loss of 6.2 lbs)... Read more

  • Horrible week

    1/27/2017 11:34:13 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I started my exercises this week and stuck with it. Im proud of myself :) I woke up Wednesday with a sore throat. It hurt to swallow and I was coughing and sneezing all day. Thursday I woke up and my throat hurt even more. Half way through the day I was able to swallow but I was still sneezing ... Read more

  • I feel like a failure!!!!

    1/26/2017 9:34:53 PM, by EOWYN2424

    Today, I owed the dialysis machine 500g! That's even worse than Wednesday! It's hopeless! I wish I could just die!!! I can't even enjoy Chinese New Year!!!! I will have to fast this weekend!!!! Why doesn't God just take me?!!! I tried so hard yesterday and the day before but I still put on 2.3kgs! W... Read more

  • A day at the beach and a day in the city...

    1/26/2017 8:40:06 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    It has been so beautiful here since the storms. Yesterday my husband and I joined his brother and sister for a day in Santa Cruz. The storms damaged the coast, but it will be repaired eventually. Today we drove to San Francisco to meet our daughter-in-law down from Seattle on business. These wer... Read more

  • Pilates with Rebounder...

    1/26/2017 8:18:43 PM, by 100LBLIGHTER

    I know that you can exercise without expensive equipment... I lost a bunch of weight years ago just walking up and down my country road. Sadly my back now bothers me when I walk for any distance. My thigh from my knee up, either gets numb or has stabbing pains. Osteoarthritis in my back p... Read more

  • Watch Your Mouth

    1/26/2017 4:27:18 PM, by TAMIP62

    We all know that words hurt. It's important to realize that our own words can hurt us just as much as someone else's. After all, we may not always believe what someone else says, but we probably believe ourselves when we say something. Watch out for negatives, the will bring you down. Success i... Read more

  • Off to Bed Early Tonight!

    1/26/2017 7:50:18 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I have to reach the dialysis center at 5:30am tomorrow morning. It's Chinese New Year Eve and we are all required to be early. This is to enable the 3rd shift patients to enjoy their CNY reunion dinners. I am in the 1st shift. If we are late, the other shifts will be late too! It's not even 9pm... Read more

  • Missing My Ole' Spark People Friends

    1/25/2017 4:01:25 PM, by 100LBLIGHTER

    My computer is full of pictures ...some of them are pictures of my Facebook friends that my computer saved for a reason I don't know. My Screensaver is set so saved pictures are posted to my screen and changes every 5 minutes or so. Hubby loves to sit here on his days off, and watch them. I... Read more

  • Mid-Week Reflection Week 06

    1/25/2017 11:35:13 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    One of my goals is to journal daily and blog three times a week, so I'm going to do regular themed blogs from now on: Monday Weekly Updates, Wednesday Mid-Week Reflections, and Friday Fitness Analyses. So for Week 06 this is my first mid-week reflection. What choices will I make today to suppor... Read more

  • Very upset over wet laundry!

    1/25/2017 3:20:51 AM, by EOWYN2424

    My Mom washed a huge load of family laundry; pushed it out into the sun and neglected to tell me. By the time she did, it has already been in the rain for some time. So, the entire load got wet again! If she had told me to keep an eye on them, I would have! She only remembered when she heard t... Read more

  • Beautiful memories

    1/25/2017 12:32:10 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    We buried my mother-in-law today. She was a dynamo - WWII Army nurse, pediatric nurse, wife, mom of three, athlete, writer, grandmother of 8, great grandma of 10. There were times she pushed my buttons, but mostly I learned a lot from her. Fear of disappointing her probably helped me not ever bec... Read more

  • Giving Myself Credit

    1/24/2017 7:34:48 PM, by ALICIA363

    Last night, I let the dog lead me to bed earlier than I would have gone on my own. This morning, I got up 10 minutes early - also dog-initiated. The thought that got me out of bed: I can get more time on the bike! And I did. 30 324 I eschewed perfectionism by allowing my one continuou... Read more

  • A Bad Day but I've GOT to move on!!!

    1/24/2017 8:26:06 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I woke up late today, despite setting my alarm clock to go off at 11am. I was waiting for a courier to deliver a parcel that I ordered for my Mom's friend. She has already paid me. I was waiting for 5 days and called them numerous times! They keep saying they'll deliver by today but I waited for a t... Read more

  • Week 05: Sick, but a Great Week!

    1/23/2017 9:04:10 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    During Week 05, I was sick and my back pain flared up, which left me not doing much of anything except watching Netflix and casually eating whatever happened to be around, but this week was FULL of highlights! I really had a great week this week despite not feeling well and basically taking this wee... Read more

  • Cheeseburger = tough run day

    1/23/2017 8:04:46 PM, by CAMYTANG

    Yesterday I was really craving meat and I realized from my nutrition tracker that I haven't eaten much meat this past week, and I've been a little low on daily protein. As a result, I ended up eating too much fat for lunch yesterday when I split a cheeseburger and fries with my husband. It was entir... Read more

  • The Kick In The Seat Of My Pants

    1/23/2017 5:36:30 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Today was weigh day. It's almost a ritual for me. Every Monday morning before I get dressed, before I've had water or coffee, I walk to my scale. I pull it out and set it on the same part of the floor that I put it on every week so that it's as consistent as I can possibly get it. I turn the scale i... Read more

  • Fixing negative emotions

    1/23/2017 12:47:16 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Tony Robins posted a YouTube story about a man who was in such a serious accident that he became a quadriplegic. Even so he had such a marvelous personality, even after the accident, that his girlfriend still decided to marry him. However, emotions of depression, anger, guilt, helplessness etc. be... Read more

  • New Plan - Day 1

    1/23/2017 9:27:53 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    The plan I had before was a good plan but just not for me. The last plan/challenge was too long and would have killed me. I still plan to use it but I need to get my body ready for all of that. I decided to break it down into groups: Group 1 = Booty // plank // cardio Group 2 = Core /... Read more