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  • What a day already!

    1/29/2015 10:35:57 AM, by STEN2791

    So today is our annual Chili Cookoff at work! I slaved away for over 2 hours last night making my delicious Dr. Pepper Chocolate Chili, and of course, I spilled half of it all over my car and all over me this morning. I was really, really, REALLY pissed. I partially blame Kyle, because he insisted o... Read more

  • Rheumathoid Arthritis rears it's head again

    1/29/2015 5:09:11 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    For the last 10 years I had RA pretty well controlled, with only minor flare ups. I had to make minor adjustments to my life and one big one: 1. First I changed from running continuously to the run-walk Galloway method and still did a couple of half marathons. I did however realize that doing... Read more

  • Streets of Brussels

    1/28/2015 4:18:43 PM, by HAKAPES

    Since first of 1 Dec 2014, I work in Brussels. Great city! I can recommend to visit, if you are nearby. So new work, new place, new life - new habits to develop for sports. I loved in Austria that going out to the nature was so easy, I ran, biked, swam outside so much. Here in Brusse... Read more

  • Brrrrrr

    1/28/2015 8:41:41 AM, by STEN2791

    Although we didn't get much snow here in the DMV area, it's still very frigid! Unfortunately that effect have caused Kyle and I to not want to do anything but stay in and stay cozy. I believe I did well with eating well this past week, although I didn't lose any weight. Much less snacking and ... Read more

  • Stronger, faster but not thinner

    1/22/2015 9:03:06 AM, by CHEAPPSYCHOLOGY

    The past year has shown me again what I can achieve. My fitness goals were: Lift more weight. Tick - achieved Run further and faster. Tick - achieved Be more flexible. Tick - achieved I am stronger, faster and more flexible whilst having my best work year ever. I travelled the worl... Read more

  • Adjustments....

    1/21/2015 9:31:56 PM, by REDVELVET21

    I am going to have to make some adjustments. I had a schedule change put into place and now its like my whole schedule has been thrown off....Time for some readjustments....... Read more

  • New Year, New Me

    1/20/2015 10:38:00 AM, by STEN2791

    So, it's my first blog of the year! A little late, I know, but I have to start somewhere! And, that is exactly what this blog is about! So I'm sad to say I am back up to 170 lbs. Why, you ask? Simple; I haven't been exercising and I haven't been eating right. I've been lazy and undisciplined, b... Read more

  • I knew it!

    1/19/2015 7:23:22 PM, by NUMBER20FAN

    My November 20th post was exactly what I mean! I haven't been tracking, exercising and eating anything and everything in sight. What will it take, what do I need to get me motivated, disciplined? I have an idea as to what keeps me from tracking everything, it isn't because I am afraid to se... Read more

  • Let it Go.... (not Frozen)

    1/17/2015 11:53:29 PM, by REDVELVET21

    This week I learned through a dream that I am developing more on my self awareness and release skills. I am learning to let go of people and things that no longer serve any purpose to me or that I no longer do so for. I am noticing more of when I am no longer growing, or helping growth to occur then... Read more

  • Grace

    1/15/2015 8:12:51 PM, by REDVELVET21

    I truly believe I am where I am because God is taking me somewhere special and he is bringing along someone special as well...... ... Read more

  • Alternatives...

    1/13/2015 7:53:16 PM, by REDVELVET21

    I went to the gym however it was too crowded and busy so I left. I have been using commercial breaks to walk around the living room and throughout the house trying to catch my 10,000 steps. On the first and the fifteenth of the month I will be inputting my money for the 10,000 step days!!! So I will... Read more

  • Chatter Box

    1/11/2015 5:01:05 PM, by REDVELVET21

    Okay here we go..... I have been tested by the doubt in my mind the last few days and its funny because in church last night we talked about this being one of the weapons that the devil uses. I posted that I wrote an apology letter to someone who did me wrong, however I felt the need to apolog... Read more

  • 10 minutes is better than nothing

    1/9/2015 8:42:53 AM, by SNUFFKINS

    I'm so glad I found Jessica Smith and her short workouts. I'm currently so busy with finishing projects for uni and work I don't feel like I can squeeze in a really long workout on these days. However, I don't feel bad squeezing in a 15 minute break, or a 10 minute break or even one of those 5 minut... Read more

  • Heart Tugs....

    1/8/2015 11:29:17 PM, by REDVELVET21

    I took a moment to to write a letter to someone who I felt did me wrong, however I asked them to forgive me for the way that I handled the situation. I feel as though God kept telling me to look at how I responded regardless of what they did! We can't be responsible for what others do but we are res... Read more

  • Foot Funk

    1/6/2015 3:28:46 PM, by WENDYANNE61

    Hi all you brave Sparkies, today it is 8 weeks since my right big toe was operated on to tidy up the joint (cheilectomy) which had grown stiff and lumpy with osteo-arthritis. I was able to get into my largest pair of shoes at Christmas and also bought a pair of Crocs for walking short distance... Read more

  • ...

    1/6/2015 2:19:08 AM, by MISIE123

    Tired... Read more

  • A new year

    1/5/2015 2:25:07 AM, by SNUFFKINS

    I don't think much of New Year's resolutions so I really don't have any. I want to be more fit, but that's something I've wanted the whole last year. And I was! I started running and I ran my first 5 k shortly after my 30th birthday. My second 5k race was in late autumn and I did improve my time. So... Read more

  • Chattering....

    1/3/2015 2:05:35 PM, by REDVELVET21

    I truly thought that this morning the gym would be packed however it wasn't. I was surprised that not as many people were there because we all know that when the New Year hit then the gym is overcrowded and there are way too many people and not enough equipment. However because there weren't many pe... Read more

  • A day Late and a Dollar Short....

    1/2/2015 8:08:52 PM, by REDVELVET21

    Yesterday I didn't reach my 10,000 steps goal, so therefore I didn't earn my dollar..... I However today I am earning that dollar, right now I am 728 steps away, so don't think that I am going to be here too long. I took advantage of taking two teens to the mall and while they browsed th... Read more

  • here is to 2015

    1/1/2015 6:37:15 PM, by OPHELIE

    Happy new year everyone! Last night, we had a camp fire in the snow with friends, and we did our round of thibgs to be thankful for in 2014. Both my husband and I agreed that we are most thankful for our 4 kids being healthy (we almost lost one of our daughter to a blood and kidney poisoning bacteri... Read more

  • 2015 recovery from 2014

    1/1/2015 11:28:18 AM, by MRSGIXXER

    I'm really excited for 2015. As some have probably read in other blogs or posts 2014 was a horrible year for our family. I guess in 47 years on earth and 25 years with my husband one year in the grand scheme of things is not too awfully bad. But, it could have changed the course of our lives fore... Read more

  • My intro for 2014 saved

    1/1/2015 10:44:08 AM, by MRSGIXXER

    2014 - All about the food! I've been a member of Sparkpeople for almost 7 years. It took me a few years to really get into changing my outlook, my body and my life. 2010 was the year for me. I finally made the decision that enough was enough and I wanted to look and feel on the outside how I d... Read more

  • New Year Goals

    1/1/2015 6:19:39 AM, by THESUBY

    I hope the new year will bring fewer emergencies and more consistency. Here are my goals: Health: 1. Reach my target weight of 170 pounds or less by logging my food daily and exercising at least 20 minutes 6 days a week. 2. Reduce the need for diabetes medication so that I only need the basics... Read more