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  • Thinking about trying again (again).

    2/27/2015 9:28:59 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I think I may actually go to the gym tomorrow. I've been feeling so terribly depressed about my gains, and about my humongous weight in general, but I felt positive and optimistic this afternoon and evening for some reason. I know in my heart that my body won't look better if I keep doing what I'm d... Read more

  • Love // Pic Challenge and Goals Update

    2/25/2015 11:38:36 AM, by JULIA_RUN2SMILE

    Last week family picture challenge theme was LOVE... Now looking back at the pictures we shared brings joy to my heart. First- self love... show yourself compassion - be kind and take the time. What if what I see or perceive is not what I am!?! 2) Love to love your life... There is pl... Read more

  • Changes in Running.

    2/24/2015 8:51:59 PM, by KONRAD695

    Most people here know I'm a runner. Some people think I'm a good runner. Not really, just tough and persistent about it. This winter I signed up for three local 5k, three half marathons 70 miles away, and one 10k in Port Huron. I've already covered the 10k, the 5k's will be next blog, and here I... Read more

  • Gained again.

    2/22/2015 8:40:17 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I'm 235 now. I've gained 5 pounds in less than a week. I start getting my period yesterday evening (and got it big time today) so that may have something to do with it. But STILL. I'm 5 pounds heavier than I was the last time I weighed in. I was texting with my SIL earlier. Just to back up a l... Read more

  • Rode the bike yesterday, swam today.

    2/21/2015 4:59:32 PM, by BOILHAM

    Triathlon training continues. I rode for about 26 miles yesterday, then went for a half hour run right after. Today it was cold, for Florida, about 60 degrees when I went for a swim. The Springs where I swim are a constant 72 degrees, so it was reasonably comfortable. I grew up on the beach in... Read more

  • Holding Steady!

    2/19/2015 2:57:53 PM, by TRAVELGRRL

    Well, we did our second half marathon of 2015 last weekend! The Mississippi River Half, which went from Lake Village, AR, across the newest bridge over the Mississippi River, to Greenville, MS. It was a great race and our time was awesome! But the biggest news is that our second grandchild wa... Read more

  • I think I just might give up.

    2/17/2015 7:49:41 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I don't even know what to say. I'm the heaviest I've ever been in my life. 230 pounds now. I just keep gaining. I know all the tricks and tips and do's and don'ts. I know all about taking things "one day at a time" and I know all about "making just one positive change today." I know all the little p... Read more

  • The Chocolate Run

    2/14/2015 3:21:00 PM, by KONRAD695

    On Feb the whatever a race was held to prove the strong and the brave. What I mean is that it was cold, cold, cold, and slippery. So here goes in pictorial form. First comes the pre race stretching. This isn't working so well. After many hours of work and too few hours of sleep, his body is... Read more

  • Calculating Calories burned and Differentials

    2/12/2015 5:33:22 PM, by SEATTLESIMS

    Well, I'm happy to report that I've been tracking my food 7 days a week thanks to the Spark App on my phone! I've also added in little workouts/chores, to chart some calories burned so I could look at the Charts on the app, showing the difference between calorie consumed and calories burned. Y... Read more

  • Hiking the Pacific COAST Trail

    2/12/2015 1:04:28 AM, by ANDYLIN90

    This hike took place on February 7, 2015 and the following is a journal entry from that day. I've been in Brookings, OR with Mom and Paul since 1-29-15. It has been stormy and raining all week and most of my exercise has been on the treadmill. Today is the last day of my week and if I'm going... Read more

  • 2014 is over... catching up!

    2/11/2015 10:18:30 PM, by JULIA_RUN2SMILE

    Ok... it is time to come back to sharing a bit of my spark to my sparkfriends... I won't go in details about the reasons of my absence (oups - my last post was Thnaksgiving) and I won't try to cover up all what I did not have the time to post... How about a quick snapshot of the my way ahead.... Read more

  • Tallahassee Marathon Third Time

    2/8/2015 7:30:23 PM, by BOILHAM

    I ran this marathon with a slight injury. Nothing serious, just something that results in discomfort after running long. It's called anterior ankle impingement, and is caused by running uphill too quickly, from what I understand. And yes, I have been running lots of hills lately. I stayed at th... Read more

  • TGIF and dealing with the ho-hums

    2/6/2015 12:34:06 PM, by SEATTLESIMS

    Well, yes, this week has been a bit slumpy because I've had a cold. I went to workout at bootcamp yesterday and mentioned my blahs and someone suggested maybe I try a SAD light therapy. A good friend of one uses it every morning and says it is like a shot of espresso?!? I was pondering myself o... Read more

  • Tapering Can Be Frustrating

    2/5/2015 8:09:02 AM, by BOILHAM

    Tapering has made me bloated. lethargic and achy. I am unable to maintain my healthy weight. That's the nature of tapering. We eat more carbs, drink a lot of fluids and don't exercise like we're accustomed to. These things in combination can, and usually do, lead to symptoms I'm experienc... Read more

  • Frustrated and Annoyed...mostly with myself.

    2/2/2015 8:50:06 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    After we got out of school early today, Daughter and I just rested. We spent the day looking at old music on YouTube. I was sharing some 1990s dance hits with her (she's started DJing and is into all kinds of music). That got us watching/listening to No Diggity by Blackstreet...which reminded me of ... Read more

  • So excited!

    2/2/2015 3:14:50 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    School let out early today because of weather. Yay! I love getting paid and not having to work. That's a dream come true. I just reserved the pool at my fitness center for Daughter's birthday later this month. She's having a completely PRIVATE, after hours pool party. I am so excited. Then I r... Read more

  • Life just loves the curve ball.

    2/2/2015 3:08:21 PM, by KONRAD695

    I worked at it and tried. Even when life was changing the parameters, pushing forward was still the answer. The 40 person party ran late, bar was very busy, and instead of getting help- I was overworking and giving help. By the time work was over, and I was home in bed there was only 3 hours ... Read more

  • We've all been there.

    1/30/2015 2:29:34 PM, by KONRAD695

    So this has been a rough month. Won a diet bet- ate two full boxes of chocolate Lost some weight- rebounded most of it Two newbies at work- all the stress of training them (one has zero experience) Heavy race month (10k, 5k, HM, 10k)- feet (mostly left) hurt so bad Planed big ru... Read more

  • Dreams: What's YOUR dream?

    1/29/2015 8:41:56 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I've had a dream for many years. My dream is to be free. Free from the burdens I've carried for so long. I dream for financial freedom. I dream to be a healthy person, inside and out. I've had this "vision" in my head for so long of what I want my life to be like -- also the kind of person I wish to... Read more