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  • You can heal your life

    7/31/2015 6:26:26 PM, by OLDEROWL

    This is the title and philosophy of a new spark team that I just formed. This team is based on my viewpoint that the unhappiness in our lives is caused not by the events in our lives, but by negative thoughts brought on by these events, many of which occur very early in our lives. My feeling is that... Read more

  • Day 30 - Visible Changes

    7/31/2015 12:07:48 PM, by KRYSALISS

    The scale still lies about my progress, by the measuring tape doesn't! I've lost inches around my waist, thighs, and hips. I've gained a half an inch on my arms. I tend to lean towards muscular when I'm in good shape, which I don't mind. I am a curvy girl, it's life. Last night I did my t... Read more

  • Reset

    7/31/2015 10:59:06 AM, by FERDINAND1971

    Work is having a fitness challenge. There's a prize for the people who complete it and bonuses for hitting personal goals. I've reset all my stats and I'm starting clean. Officially I'm starting tomorrow since it's August first. The work challenge starts on Monday. Friday at work is a free biom... Read more

  • Binge Behaviour

    7/30/2015 8:47:04 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I set an intention for August which was to work on my binge behaviour. This week I've been emphasizing mindful eating habits and carefully measuring and portioning food. I've been drinking water with every meal and working consciously to slow down my eating and try to spend 20 minutes at every meal... Read more

  • Day 28 & 29 - Reflection on Progress

    7/30/2015 7:13:25 PM, by KRYSALISS

    I could have sworn I did a journal entry yesterday! Oh well. Moving along. I'm one day shy of a full month of progress towards my fitness goals. The scale says I haven't accomplished anything. Good thing I don't use a scale to track my real progress. Here's what I have noticed 30 days in: ... Read more

  • ctrl+alt+delete.... Refresh

    7/29/2015 1:26:14 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Over the past couple of days I have been looking over old posts, both on this page and my old page. I found out about SparkPeople back in the fall of 2007. I feel like I have wasted so much time. I could have been at my goal weight back in 2009. But I tell myself that this isn't an easy thing to... Read more

  • Habits - week 6

    7/29/2015 3:51:44 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    I gave myself "week off" and no habit week number 5. But that is not true - the habit I have practised has been to close the lid of the toilet when I have visited ... at the request from my daughter who obviously drops makeup things in it if it is open – I asked why she could not start her bathroo... Read more

  • Day 27 - A new normal

    7/28/2015 8:56:14 PM, by KRYSALISS

    My life has conspired to become incredibly busy at the same time that I picked up a devotion to my fitness. Here I was planning to utilize my lazy days to establish a habit in relative comfort. Now I find myself struggling to make time. The good thing about this, I think, is that the end result is m... Read more

  • Day 26 - Nearly forgot

    7/28/2015 1:38:49 AM, by KRYSALISS

    In all the hustle and bustle, I nearly forgot to log in. Eep. I'll keep this short and sweet so I stick with my blogging trend but don't waste time that could be spent working out. Progress made today: Minifridge in the bedroom where my work space is so I know what's healthy and av... Read more

  • Long time no blog! Exercise ideas?

    7/27/2015 9:21:29 PM, by RELAXEDBISCUIT

    Hello! I have been AWOL since May. I deleted a few blogs that said basically nothing and am starting semi-fresh again. Again lol. I have just purchased some new scales after two months of not owning any and apparently that didn't work out well for me, I also got an extra long measuring ta... Read more

  • Day 25 - A Beautiful Day & Resting

    7/27/2015 12:06:47 AM, by KRYSALISS

    Yesterday was cloudy and comfortable. I took a rest day, wandered along the Puget Sound with my daughter for an hour. That's about all the exercise I managed, but I'm okay with that. I'm still not feeling well. I slept, but went to bed and woke up with a migraine. Today, it was a gorgeous, rainy day... Read more

  • Day 24 - Ain't Go No...

    7/25/2015 5:33:52 PM, by KRYSALISS

    Time. No money. Ain't got no sleep. Nobody to run errands. Too much work to accomplish, too little time. My bank card is in the mail, my paycheck is inaccessible, and I'm running on fumes. I may elect to do a round of yoga instead of a proper workout depending on my ene... Read more

  • Day 23 - My Relationship to Food

    7/24/2015 7:31:05 PM, by KRYSALISS

    I love food. A LOT. I love it for all the beautiful, wholesome, loving things it creates in life. Food is a way to show affection, it brings people together. The kitchen and the dining room is a place to build memories, forge connections, strengthen existing ties. Food itself is pure sensual pleasur... Read more

  • Tonight's Dinner

    7/23/2015 11:11:53 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Sorry for the blurry picture. I went out with a group of co-workers again. Tonight I had a dinner salad with salmon on top. Some of my coworkers had a burgers or Reuben sandwiches & onion rings. We will be super busy soon from the Sturgis Rally, so probably won't be able to get out f... Read more

  • Cleaning and Organizing

    7/23/2015 10:53:41 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    The other day after all the heavy rain I found a big bowl of water in our kitchen cabinet. I think we are cursed. I pulled everything out of the cabinet and cleaned anything that was wet. Yesterday we got a plumber out and he fixed the 2 pipes (the ones that go out through the roof). He also fixe... Read more

  • Day 22 - Focus on Organization

    7/23/2015 6:16:06 PM, by KRYSALISS

    Today starts week 3. My focus for the week is organization. I wanted to establish a solid base for my fitness habits. Three weeks in without a hint of breaking my stride makes me feel pretty confident that I'm ready to tackle other areas of my life without a detriment to this one. For me, stayi... Read more

  • Not Making the Progress I'd Like... But That's Okay

    7/23/2015 3:47:03 PM, by BROOKELORREN

    Before I left for Disneyland, I was hoping to return home this week and start running and walking where I left off... four minutes of walking, two minutes of walking. But then at Disneyland I developed stress injuries on my feet, and although I feel mostly healed, it's not to the point where I want... Read more

  • Day 21 - Building Momentum

    7/22/2015 9:16:58 PM, by KRYSALISS

    Yesterday was incredibly stressful. I started to do my usual internal justification dialogue. "I can skip today. I need a break." "I'm too tired." "I'm too stressed, one day won't kill me." I resisted the urge. Not only did I do my daily cardio and toning, I added meditative yog... Read more

  • Trying not to get frustrated

    7/22/2015 9:03:50 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    because I know that the scale is not the best way to judge but when it does not EVER move from a certain point for weeks... gets very discouraging! It goes down then back up; down then back up... gggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 234... Read more

  • Whoever Knew Amusement Parks Made an Active Vacation?

    7/22/2015 2:13:24 AM, by BROOKELORREN

    Yesterday we got back from a trip to Disneyland. Can you say sore feet? But I learned something about amusement parks that I never realized before. You can walk a LOT at those places! My husband and I used to have passes to Disneyland, and we went all the time. It was a lot of fun, and a go... Read more

  • Day 20 - Challenges Ahead

    7/21/2015 6:41:53 PM, by KRYSALISS

    Today started frustrating and is continuing that way. I couldn't sleep last night until 3 or 4 in the morning, my sleep was terrible and disrupted, and I slept in till almost 2 in the afternoon. I woke up groggy and grumpy. That was followed by my teenager being a punk. I'm just about do... Read more

  • Happy Anniversary!!

    7/21/2015 6:41:43 PM, by AMANDAB0023

    Two years ago, I married my best friend. My hubby pushes me to be better, greater, stronger, healthier every single day! He is my rock, a wonderful leader, and amazing man. I am blessed every day to call him mine. This morning, we went to breakfast and talked about upcoming goals for the... Read more

  • update on mom and my shoulders

    7/21/2015 1:50:18 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on my mom and my shoulders also want to let you know that Mom did not get her aductor splint off today she must wear it the whole time... Read more

  • Depth

    7/21/2015 10:18:23 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    'My heart sinks, To the depth of the sea. As my mind escapes, From my dismal life. My emotions run cold, While my senses drain. The delayed reaction, To ever-taunting dreams. Dreams that began, The day I lost you. What will become, Of my memories, When I'm through... Read more

  • Great morning!

    7/21/2015 8:54:44 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    Last friday I sat outside the workshop 6.30 in the morning to be sure to be first in line at 7 when they open (drop-in service) I was first but they did not have the spare parts so I had to go home and they ordered the stuff. So 6.30 this morning I waited again and again I was first in line. An... Read more

  • Day One Back to Gym

    7/20/2015 8:20:39 PM, by SIMPLY-CRM

    Are well, tracked food and made it to 8 glasses of water, probably 10 by bedtime. First day back at the gym. Almost didn't go! Went to the first gym, drove around for a good 10 minutes just trying to find a parking spot. Gave up and left. I called my friend for some inspiration and she talked m... Read more

  • Day 19 - Cheating Myself

    7/20/2015 4:08:39 PM, by KRYSALISS

    One of the BIGGEST problems I have in achieving any goal I set for myself is a lack of personal accountability. I have a hard time holding myself to standards I that require restrictions of things I think I want. I'll talk myself into cheating. I'll cheat on what I eat, cheat on how hard I pus... Read more

  • Day 18 - Beating the Heat

    7/19/2015 8:45:08 PM, by KRYSALISS

    It's somewhere between 95-97 degrees right now in my town. For reference, I live in a state where almost nobody has A/C. It's rarely necessary. Our 'hot' days in summer are typically the high 80s. Upper 90s is almost unheard of and used to be a once every five years kinda deal for a week at most. Th... Read more

  • Summer Gratitudes

    7/19/2015 4:15:38 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    1. I'm glad my knee replacement surgery and recuperation has gone well. I enjoy being able to walk without pain. 2. I'm glad that watermelon exists and that I get to enjoy it in the summer. 3. I enjoy my job and my coworkers 4. I have a loving family. 5. I have friends.... Read more

  • A bit chaotic...

    7/19/2015 11:36:19 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    The habits are still on although the rest of my life feels chaotic. I am getting stressed because daughter and me are going on a minivacation, and I don´t know why it stresses me, if it doesn´t work, we go home again. It´s something about getting older that has made me a lot more frightened of ev... Read more

  • Started the day right

    7/19/2015 10:25:19 AM, by SIMPLY-CRM

    Started the day off right, two egg white eggs, red pepper, onion salsa omlette and a banana. Supposed to be a very hot day. 40C ➕ at least that's hot for us so exercising outside is in the mix. I don't have air conditioning so it'll be like a sauna in here. Maybe sweat off a few pounds. Em... Read more

  • Just For Today

    7/19/2015 9:38:33 AM, by ALICIA363

    Years ago, I read this in an Ann Landers' advice column*, and it spoke to me. I typed it out on a manual typewriter and posted it on my refrigerator when I was in my twenties, and have gone back to it time and again to find it helpful over these next thirty years ... Just For Today Just f... Read more

  • Lunch

    7/19/2015 5:27:23 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    This was my lunch on Friday, in the employee dining room. The chicken had a bit of a "kick" to it, but it was still pretty good.. I also had a small dessert bowl of vanilla ice cream with diced pineapple on top of it. ... Read more

  • Dealing with stress

    7/18/2015 8:27:34 PM, by OLDEROWL

    The one choice to remember when you are stressed is to be happy no matter what your circumstances. Practice being grateful. Even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances, spend at least 15 seconds of every hour to be grateful for those things that have brought you happiness in the past an... Read more

  • Day 17 - Recovery Day

    7/18/2015 7:38:56 PM, by KRYSALISS

    Starting last night, I started to feel really ill. I woke up this morning with a terrific migraine and a seriously unhappy rest of me. I took my mister to a buffet recently for his birthday choice dinner, I'm thinking it was a bug floating around the air there. I hope it passes quickly. ... Read more

  • Running review, planning, and goals

    7/18/2015 12:30:10 PM, by ALICIA363

    I’m trying to move from the 5K training plan to the half marathon training plan, and pretty much feeling my way. I’ve been working 1:3 walk-run ratios since the end of May. I gradually started paying attention to mileage and adding intervals. I was doing about 13 or 14 intervals by the end of... Read more

  • Day 16 - Squeaking By

    7/18/2015 12:39:20 AM, by KRYSALISS

    Today I have an INCREDIBLE amount of work to accomplish. I had a large rush order placed on the same day I had a 1600 word highly technical article due that needed a bit of research. Squeezed in among them were another half dozen articles, plus errand running and mother-hauling to be done. I'v... Read more

  • Day 15 - Half a month down, what have I gained?

    7/16/2015 4:41:52 PM, by KRYSALISS

    I've started and stopped and started again numerous times on Sparkpeople. My longest run was three months in. I have begun to feel a sense of dread logging into SP because I always feel such a profound sense of guilt when I look back over my failed starts in the past. This time, I feel differe... Read more

  • Water World

    7/15/2015 11:54:44 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    An interesting mathematical fact for exercising in the Summer in Georgia. Let X be the amount of water you have estimated that you will need. 2X + 3 = Still not enough. ... Read more

  • Never Give Up!

    7/15/2015 9:16:41 PM, by ALICIA363

    Well, I did not succeed in only eating while sitting on the day I challenged myself to that. But I did succeed in eating no sugar yesterday, and today. Tomorrow, I have to (okay, want to) run and will need a GU, which contains sugar by my definition. I fear it will trigger cravings... Read more

  • Benji wants to spark

    7/15/2015 8:26:57 PM, by ALICIA363

    And he sure makes it hard for me to do so... 39 334... Read more

  • Week 2! Spreading the love

    7/15/2015 4:08:34 PM, by KRYSALISS

    Tomorrow, my sweetie is going to join me in my fitness adventure. He was a football player all through jr. high and high school for a top-ranked team in Georgia. In college, he played rugby. Since then, he's done very little by way of working out. I know his physical shape bothers him far more than ... Read more

  • Update: Day 3

    7/15/2015 10:09:32 AM, by CHERYLRUSH

    Day 1: It went pretty ok. I woke up motivated (and 6 lbs up on the scale from 2 weeks ago - yikes!), exercised, drank a ton of water, ate and tracked my food. I went off the rails foodwise around 4 pm and did have soda with dinner but didn't beat myself up about it. Day 2: Woke up feel meh,... Read more

  • Vision

    7/15/2015 7:49:03 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    An article popped up "7 things to do before you start" and although I already have "started" (?) I think it was interesting to be inspired by it. First point was: "What does success look like for you? Imagine what your life will look like and feel like when you have accomplished your weight los... Read more

  • Day 13 - Building friendships and word counts

    7/14/2015 4:34:24 PM, by KRYSALISS

    I'm -exhausted- today. I blame it on the building intensity of my workouts. Yesterday I didn't break up my cardio and strength training, so I worked out for 45 minutes in one big chunk. I never really do that, and I'm feeling it today. In a good way, though I could use an energy boost. I'm pla... Read more

  • What the Doc Said

    7/14/2015 4:27:00 PM, by AMANDAB0023

    Today, I had to go to my doctor for my yearly check-up. I'm not a big fan of going, but not fearful of it either. Anyway, I did the whole check blood pressure, temp, vitals, etc etc and then the part everyone dreads: the scale! I weighed in at 171 (Which is higher than what I weigh at home but... Read more

  • Obsessed

    7/14/2015 3:57:21 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    I might need to add "not more" to my habit number 4 that is to use 30 minutes a day for singer song writing during my vacation. It´s so fun and I spent a couple of hours yesterday. Daughter is still very jet-lagged - I can´t remember that it ever took me this long and she is young and young p... Read more

  • Day 12 - Kite Flying and Kindness

    7/13/2015 10:36:23 PM, by KRYSALISS

    Today I purchased my 15-year-old a bright, inexpensive kite. We have a big empty field towards the back end of our property and we were out there learning how to get it aloft and keep it there. Surrounding the field, we have a trailer park on one side, low-end duplexes on the other, and slightly nic... Read more

  • I'm Back!

    7/13/2015 8:07:35 AM, by CHERYLRUSH

    So whew! It's been a million years since I've logged in and done any tracking, which means it is a million years since I've taken care of myself! Lately I've been unmotivated to do much of anything except sleep. I recognize I may be in a bit of a depression. My weight is stuck in one place (a... Read more

  • Day 11 - New Beginnings

    7/12/2015 11:57:48 PM, by KRYSALISS

    After my really busy day yesterday, I ended up going on what I intended to be a late night coffee and board games date. We ended up spending the entire night out talking, I spent the night at his house and came home at 9 in the morning. It's been awhile since either Justin or I dated anyone, s... Read more

  • Shhhh!

    7/12/2015 6:27:01 PM, by ALICIA363

    I found my way to a laptop, and the house is quiet! Eeeee! (That's a bookish person's excitement, typing "eeee" on a blog, no further hullabaloo needed.) One of last year's snapdragons reseeded itself and bloomed. The color reminds me of my late mother, because it is a shade of red she al... Read more

  • New habit week 4 ...

    7/12/2015 8:56:11 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    The week became turbulent - I thought I was going to a three-day course in singer song-writing 500 km from home - and as I planned to take my car to a workshop to change a bulb(it REALLY irritates me that modern cars has to go to workshop for having bulbs changed) I had left doggy at my dog-lady the... Read more

  • Five Hundred (And One) Days Without Soda

    7/12/2015 12:30:30 AM, by BROOKELORREN

    Yesterday was my 500th day without soda. Yay! But it was only a step in the right direction. At the time, it was only an isolated step. I don't know what it's like to be addicted to alcohol, or smoking, but I do know what it's like to be addicted to Coke (a-cola). To wake up in the morning ... Read more

  • Hiking

    7/11/2015 9:09:02 PM, by NYINME

    Have been hiking on vacation this past week, and will continue into next week. Am being careful not to convince myself that the extra calories burned means I can eat foods I shouldn't ever normally eat. Going well. ... Read more

  • D10 - Rainbow Blues?

    7/11/2015 6:10:39 PM, by KRYSALISS

    Today, my mom's band rocked under a thankfully cool and cloudy sky at the local blues festival. I took wandered down the steep hills to the nearby Puget Sound and wandered along the boardwalk of Commencement Bay until they were ready to play. I filmed her set, and drove me and the eldest kiddo to th... Read more

  • Creating a life filled with supportive friends

    7/11/2015 1:53:36 PM, by OLDEROWL

    The most healthy relationships are those where respect and support is freely given and received. If you continually fid yourself in a pattern of relationships where you feel let down and not supported, perhaps you could look at the one common denominator of that pattern over which you have control... Read more

  • Update with thumbs

    7/10/2015 9:39:20 PM, by ALICIA363

    Forced onto mobile be the needs of the dog... DD graduated as planned, and we got our first dog. The fit bit seems to have died for good. Before it died, I learned I was being awakened an average of 14 times per night. We got the dog a thundershirt and we're all sleeping better. I'm still runn... Read more

  • Pride and Volunteerism - D9 (W1: D2)

    7/10/2015 8:42:31 PM, by KRYSALISS

    Every Friday, I volunteer at the local queer center. Some weeks that means I sit around and chit chat with whoever comes through the door, give them a tour, answer questions. Most weeks they have me at a computer creating documents in Publisher. I appear to be on of the only non-staff members that c... Read more

  • "Place the Mask Over Your Own Nose and Mouth..."

    7/10/2015 11:45:45 AM, by GIMMESPARK

    My cabin is facing rapid depressurization. Root causes (reorder as necessary, depending on the moment): * Menopause hormones * Relationship challenges with sig other of nearly 10 years * Teenager in household * Job change * Looming, rapidly approach 50th birthda... Read more

  • First Walk at Work

    7/9/2015 10:32:15 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    My employer has started a "Walk on Wednesday" program that allows employees to stay on the clock and walk on Wednesday afternoon for up to an hour. Yesterday was my first time participating. It was very hot, very humid, and very sunny. I was able to walk 1.25 miles in about 40 minutes. I ... Read more

  • Small Healthy Changes

    7/9/2015 5:06:03 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I've been working on my nutrition lately and have been feeling so much better and less hungry now that I'm regularly eating within the right nutritional ranges and actively attempting to get five servings of fruits/veggies per day. I aim for a diet of 10-35% protein, 20-35% fat, and 45-65% carbs wi... Read more

  • Day 8 - Glitches and Productivity

    7/9/2015 12:07:37 PM, by KRYSALISS

    Yesterday was full Beast mode. I had a tremendous pile of work to accomplish, but still made time for my workout, my 1st week reward, and a homecooked meal. Got it all done with flying colors. Yesterday I spent most of my working time researching and writing about medical coding and the change... Read more

  • mom's surgery and my shoulders

    7/9/2015 10:18:50 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    about mom's surgery and my shoulders plus other things... Read more

  • Must Control Cookie Hunger!!

    7/9/2015 1:26:52 AM, by AMANDAB0023

    A friend of mine tagged me in a post featuring a Utube video about Cookie Monster and Harry Potter (I'm a Potter fan) and the next Cookie Monster parody was about Twilight (not a fan). So, I watched it in order to get a good laugh, but I must say it hit home for me. It's about Cookie Monster l... Read more

  • Day 1 Balanced Life Challenge

    7/8/2015 5:04:29 PM, by RUNAMOKQT

    I'm feeling unbalanced because I feel lonely and overwhelmed. But I know it's not so bad when I'm working my plan and focusing on my goals. I just need to find a way to catch up. ... Read more

  • Week 1 Woohoo!

    7/8/2015 4:13:31 PM, by KRYSALISS

    Quick because BUSY! - Tons of yardwork today. - Tons of direct writing work today (yay, money!) - Park visit with pup and kids today. - Last day of no-cardio week 1 bootcamp, tomorrow I begin the 'full' week 1. - Camp Nano on track to WIN this month. - Started free trial of DailyBur... Read more

  • Day 7 - 1st Week Woohoo

    7/8/2015 4:11:24 PM, by KRYSALISS

    Today will be a busy day. My mom lives in a small house on our large property. She needs some yard work help today. My kids know they are going to the park with the dog, accountability and reward for my hard work this week. I had a TON of direct work land in my lap last night so I'... Read more

  • Lost My Guy

    7/7/2015 8:34:29 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Lost the one guy I found, After searching all over town. What will I do without him, In my life alone night and day. Lost the one guy I loved, Who embellished the air I breathe. Held me tight in the moonlight, While whispering he'd always be mine. Lost the one guy I neede... Read more

  • My Handle of it

    7/7/2015 5:58:29 PM, by RUNAMOKQT

    I think I got all my self sabotage under control now. I have a todo list for when I'm tired and one for moody. I have a work out I can handle and that I enjoy. I concentrate on portion sizes instead of calories and fresh fruit and frozen veggies. Honey, oatmeal, and banana relieves my sweets craving... Read more

  • Day 6 - The importance of mental fitness

    7/7/2015 3:36:27 PM, by KRYSALISS

    Today I take my partner in for a long overdue visit to his therapist. He deals with severe chronic anxiety and depression. He suffered a major episode while in the Navy, and the process of dealing with the Naval docs left him with a deep mistrust of the medical community at large. It took me roughly... Read more

  • Improvements

    7/7/2015 9:02:58 AM, by NYINME

    My task is to blog today about improvements in my life since picking up healthier habits from Spark People. For me, the best part is putting on my jeans in the morning and knowing they might be looser, and they definitely couldn't have gotten tighter. No, it's knowing I won't suffer heartburn today.... Read more

  • Who You Gonna Call?

    7/6/2015 7:06:38 PM, by AMANDAB0023

    (I ain't afraid of no sweat or sweets.) There are tons of lessons to be learned throughout the journey to health and wellness. And if you look closely, you can find them at every turn. While I was watching the beloved film, Ghostbusters, I had one of those eye-opening, teaching moments. ... Read more

  • Day 5! Thoughts for Enhancing Success

    7/6/2015 5:47:47 PM, by KRYSALISS

    I've never been one to give myself rewards. They don't really work on me. I'm not good at denying myself something I want in exchange for a nebulous goal and I'm also not very materialistic. I want good internet, access to music, my family happy, fed, and healthy, and a working vehicle. Everything e... Read more

  • Karma and habit nr 3

    7/6/2015 12:51:50 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    Yesterday morning as I was about to wre my blog there was a floor announced on the "free"-sit. 20-25 square meters, a "click-floor" jast what I needed for my guestroom floor - so I said "yes, please" and got it. Instead of writing a blog, I drove off and packed floor boards into my car (where they s... Read more

  • Day 4 - What Motivates Me

    7/5/2015 7:24:06 PM, by KRYSALISS

    I am not as guilt-ridden as a lot of the population seems to be. I am also not easily influenced by advertisement and social pressure. Being -fat- isn't a crime in my eyes. My only real issue with being overweight is that I hate trying to buy clothes. I'm between proper fat chick clothes and too big... Read more

  • Quote for the day

    7/5/2015 11:34:01 AM, by ALICIA363

    “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” —Socrates... Read more

  • Day 3 - Modification

    7/4/2015 3:46:19 PM, by KRYSALISS

    I hit muscle fatigue on my favorite strength training video set from the 21 day bootcamp program here on SP. That's nuts. I'm way more out of shape than I thought I was. I contemplated doing the cardio after and realized that if I did that, I'd be moving into injury territory. My legs were wobbly al... Read more


    7/4/2015 11:41:37 AM, by AMANDAB0023

    Happy Fourth of July!! 232 I love this time of year. Time for BBQs, swimming, 491, and flip flops. It's a time to celebrate with family and friends and reflect upon the rich history of this country while watching a spectacular 283 show. May you take this day to remember all that our... Read more

  • Things I might not need to know ...

    7/4/2015 2:25:59 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    I buy orgnic carrots because they tast nicer than "ordinary" and I buy organic/fairtrade coffee mostly for supporting coffeefarmers with fairtrade. Otherwise I am not consistent - it depends on what is available not as much what the prize is. I buy only swedish meat because of the animal protection ... Read more

  • Day 2 - A Little Push

    7/3/2015 9:27:08 PM, by KRYSALISS

    The last half of this week has been an incredibly busy time for my freelancing business. I have had orders coming at me from all directions. Right this moment, I'm stealing time between outlining a 1500 word overview of a new drone and a rush job describing a new futuristic fashion line set to launc... Read more

  • Climbing the step ladder

    7/3/2015 11:17:10 AM, by ALICIA363

    Getting back onto the healthy eating wagon is no small feat this time. Yesterday, I managed to track my breakfast. It’s been a long time since I tracked my food! But I didn’t get completely back on track. Once again, I dove into the candy basket at work like a horse to a trough. Sigh. I di... Read more

  • Groundhog Day

    7/3/2015 2:31:45 AM, by KRYSALISS

    I've been an eventful few months. IBS kicked my rear, I lost my job, I renewed my freelance business, I started volunteering at my local queer community center, I made new friends, lost others, lost a relationship, strengthened another. I started a new Camp Nano project. Or rather, I am contin... Read more

  • Experience and hope

    7/3/2015 1:21:50 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    It might not be me but it is a fact that since I asked for sharing on that morning phone meeting there has been sharing evey morning... it can be a coincidence but even so – I have not been "punished" for speaking up and it changed as I wished for, so I will continue to try to be more me. Tha... Read more

  • Three-day weekend

    7/2/2015 2:10:41 PM, by BTLFAN70

    Looking forward to the three-day weekend for some much-needed rest and relaxation. But as usual, it will be too short, and I'll be cooped up in a small lake house with obnoxious family. So, maybe I need to rethink that.... Read more

  • I Always Gain Weight When I Exercise...

    7/2/2015 3:30:46 AM, by BROOKELORREN

    Or so I thought. And I did, actually. I was actually humming along, losing a little bit of weight, and as soon as I started exercising, I gained 5 pounds in 3 days. So then I almost lose all of the weight again, and once again, I gain several pounds in only a couple of days. This has happene... Read more

  • Struggles

    7/2/2015 1:36:25 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    This is also a bore - once again I have prooved to myself that I can´t "cheat" with what I eat, small slips starts major turmoil in my brain and releases compulsion. And then I ´ll never know if I will be able to start on the right path again. Daughter made contact with Face Time from Califor... Read more