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  • Shameless Plug

    10/21/2014 2:12:56 PM, by DALID414

    It's my first event EVER and we are SO close to the $1,000,000 goal. The Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk. I'm doing it for my nephews' school. Let me know via Spark Mail if you want to donate. Or just virtually cheer me on this Sunday!... Read more

  • Day two

    10/21/2014 12:25:00 PM, by YOGAWITCH

    Well I went to the gym. Walked 30 minutes. The most I have done since surgery. Swam a few minutes to relax and sat in the hot tub. Felt good. Day two on a clean diet. Lots of juice from the juicer, salad and soup. Today I am really hungry but I know my body is just rebelling. My ju... Read more

  • Away from home

    10/21/2014 11:58:37 AM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    I am at my DB. He is in the hospital. We are having a good family visit but it is still hard because we all know this will be the last time. Eating at odd time and erratically depending on so many other factors has been challenging. My internal mental calculator is doing a good job of keeping ... Read more

  • Fighting the urge to break a healthy habit

    10/21/2014 9:15:04 AM, by OLDEROWL

    The main reason we break a habit (especially if its a new habit) is that it can be easy to switch to a different task (or contrary old habit) and then not be able to return to doing the habit. This is because of lack of focusing on the positive aspects of following the habit such as having a wonder... Read more

  • Raspberry Rage!

    10/21/2014 7:15:57 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    I'm not sure I'll even get 100 points today....... Still on "pins and needles" regarding a situation - heard something yesterday that's making me question things even more! As to the family act of sabotage (yep, there was another one yesterday - specifically,... Read more

  • “Eating addiction”, rather than “food addiction”, better captures addictive-like eating behavior

    10/21/2014 5:27:52 AM, by NEVERGIVEUP57

    Interesting article www.sciencedirect.com/sc
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  • A pretty distraction

    10/20/2014 10:43:35 AM, by FMIAYLA

    I was planning to make my next blog about the connection of sugar and alcoholism. One of the comments in my previous blog about giving up sugar AGAIN was pertaining to this and I googled it. Sure enough there is a genetic relationship of sugar addiction and alcohol addiction. But I have got... Read more

  • Pleasant surprises, and a return to uncertainty......

    10/20/2014 7:01:52 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    One word for the day: Beautiful weather for the walkathon, though a bit cool...........ate slightly more than normal (but I figure that would take care of the walk, and the food wasn't super unhealthy)..........then off to two(!) dance events, and I did very well as far as eating ... Read more

  • Week 1 recap, or what happens when resolutions remain resolutions...

    10/20/2014 6:39:37 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    Week 1: Oct 15th - Oct 18th 2014 Starting weight: none Ending weight: 166.6 lbs 10 minutes a day streak: 0 days Total exercise time: 60 minutes Exercises done: zumba Nutrition: woops. I said last week that eating out was done, but I've done it again, and again, and again. Thursd... Read more

  • My Mood Today

    10/20/2014 1:32:27 AM, by NEKOCHARM

    Yep... That's about it in a nutshell. I haven't laughed all day until I started looking at Grumpy Cat memes this evening. She always cracks me up. ... Read more

  • WEEK 15: FINDING THE PATH

    10/19/2014 6:52:05 PM, by CRAMPERELLA

    My bumpy path to wellness is still that. Bumpy. Each week I discover that goals need to redefined, success re-imagined and processes tweaked. Just this week I discovered what is probably obvious for most. While I already knew that the more you have dieted, the more resistant you are to weight loss, ... Read more

  • ENJOY

    10/19/2014 6:49:15 PM, by ICECUB

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  • Weight Loss Mirror

    10/19/2014 3:44:54 PM, by KATELJM

    While I was reviewing my SparkPeople bookmarks, I ran across this interesting web site: www0.modiface.com/weight
    mirror/ (link updated 3:59 p.m.) If you have a recent photo, you can upload it and then see an approximation of how you would appear at your goal weight. ... Read more

  • Recap of Weekly Goals

    10/19/2014 3:02:42 PM, by DALID414

    Here's how the week went: Sunday, I got to the gym late in the evening. I rode the Stationary Bike. Monday, I moved boxes at work and hopped on my mini cycle in the evening. Tuesday, I moved boxes at work, for about 4 ho... Read more

  • Day 94 of 135 - FOCUS for BLC

    10/19/2014 11:55:01 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I love the weekend challenge this weekend for BLC 26 - it's about FOCUS and has a list of 26 things to focus on - to go with the marathon theme of the whole BLC26. Some of the things to focus on are easy for me such as the fitness focuses because I do those already and the eating Freggies and t... Read more

  • Week Plan

    10/19/2014 9:11:39 AM, by ALP1976

    Spent some time planning out my week and doing my week wrap up from last week (with a little bit of brain food -- ). I am starting week 4 of my Fitbook and I can honestly say it feels good to be able to make a legit... Read more

  • One last walkathon.......

    10/19/2014 6:43:07 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    .......getting ready, slowly but surely! And after that - two additional social events, both of which are active - whew! I'm getting exhausting just *thinking* about it all - and it's only 6:40AM EST! Yiiiiiiiiikes! ... Read more

  • Withdrawals Suck

    10/19/2014 1:58:45 AM, by NEKOCHARM

    I quit artificial sweeteners a few days ago. The past couple of days I've been feeling tired and headachy, my mood has been pretty flat, and I've been ready to cry at the drop of a hat. Gee... If I didn't know better, I would think that this is PMS. But no, it's the lack of diet soda. Qu... Read more

  • Vision Board, Updated

    10/18/2014 10:57:49 PM, by KATELJM

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  • Looking thinner

    10/18/2014 10:17:27 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    I had to run out today to buy some new blouses for my trip to my DB. The weather there is much colder at night than here. Grabbed a few 3/4 sleeve tops and found some that look really nice on me. They go just fine with the jeans I bought last week and with some dressier pants. Sometimes it's a small... Read more

  • Blah :(

    10/18/2014 7:13:18 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Can't get mind off of the distressing concerns I have :(..........nothing more to say ...... ... Read more

  • From Out of Control to Feeling in Total Control

    10/17/2014 3:31:04 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    This blog is a repeat post but I needed to hear it today. Hope it helps just one other person. When I feel Out of control it's usually that deep down I'm afraid. Afraid of the unknown territory I'm walking towards. We spend a lot of time and effort trying to figure out why we feel that way. B... Read more

  • Day 92 of 135 - Skinny Minnie

    10/17/2014 2:29:31 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    So I wanted to thank all of my great Spark friends for being so supportive the entire time I've been on Spark which is only 4 months but especially when I have been negative and down on myself. My personality is very negative and pessimistic with low self esteem and one of my goals during this journ... Read more

  • Memo to Self: I Love You!

    10/17/2014 2:22:11 PM, by KATELJM

    Lest I forget, or need a reminder, here are things I love about myself: I love that I wake up cheerful in the morning. I love that I can laugh at myself. I love that I can still be playful. I love that I have made a habit of being physically activ... Read more

  • Out of sight, out of mind

    10/17/2014 1:47:47 PM, by LKG9999

    I love my partner Ken; he's funny, kind and loving, and we have gone through a lot together in our 10 years together. He's supportive of my weight maintenance activities and strongly supportive of regular exercise, which is not surprising given that he is a professional sports coach at a local coll... Read more

  • goals schmoals

    10/17/2014 11:16:28 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Yikes! We are midway through the month and I thought I'd let you know how I was doing on those goals I set up. I had really good intentions in setting up those goals and didn't think they were that crazy or difficult. Boy was I wrong Change IS difficult. It is ok for a brief moment - but ma... Read more

  • The Test of My Foundation

    10/17/2014 11:07:51 AM, by ALP1976

    I have been challenged and tested non stop lately. Life has a way of just moving along in a certain direction despite my efforts to not have it so sometimes.... I have noticed from within myself that my resolve has continued to grow in the face of stress. Life events have been non-stop for me... Read more

  • Weekend!

    10/17/2014 5:17:15 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    TGIF, Sparkies! Nicer point tallies the last two days......... Finances dealt with - all clear until the next wave.....heh, heh! I have two worrisome issues on my mind right now - but for the moment I'm working hard to concentrate on nicer t... Read more

  • What is it with shoes this week?

    10/16/2014 11:55:45 PM, by IC0ME1ST

    If you read my last post you will see that I walked so much in Vegas I broke through my shoe. That said, I brought another pair of shoes with me so I was able to continue my walking through the city. Shoes seem to be down on me this week however. Today I had another shoe challenge. I went to... Read more

  • STILL WORKING TOWARD GOALS

    10/16/2014 10:00:52 PM, by ICECUB

    HI EVERYONE, TIME FOR ANOTHER BLOG. I AM WORKING MY WAY TOWARD A SUCCESSFUL FALL. I AM STILL DRINKING 8-10 GLASSES WATER. I AM STILL DOING MY CRUNCHES 100 A DAY. I HAVE BEEN ADDING MORE FRUIT TO MY DIET. . AND HAVE NOT HAD ANY SOFT DRINKS. .I AM ... Read more

  • HI

    10/16/2014 9:40:15 PM, by ICECUB

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  • The Voice of Reason - Apparently It's NOT Me!

    10/16/2014 8:47:28 PM, by NEKOCHARM

    Okay.. Now back to our previously scheduled program! Not a whole lot to tell other than I've decided to stop consuming artificial sweeteners for a month. I've been having a few weird health symptoms that may be exacerbated by artificial sweeteners. I'm always one for a good body... Read more

  • For Women Only: The Weight Loss Solution

    10/16/2014 6:33:52 PM, by NEKOCHARM

    The other week a friend suggested an online conference for women called "The Weight Loss Solution". Although it's geared toward paleo/primal folks, I think a number of the topics can be applied to ANY woman who is trying to lose weight, get fit and generally trying to develop a healthy lifestyle. ... Read more

  • Reeling

    10/16/2014 2:12:43 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    Two family emergencies at the same time 2,000 miles apart. My DB is in hospice care at home and has weeks left. He has asked that I come. My DIL is in the hospital and they are trying to stop her labor. She is carrying twins. So far so good on that one but the next 20 days are precious for those bab... Read more

  • Key to developing your talents

    10/16/2014 8:39:46 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I'm keeping on course by following a caloric 30% protein, 30% carbs, and 40% healthy fats diet and by exercising at the YMCA. I take care of my health and mind. Every day is a day to succeed at making right choices, and thus making improvements. I enjoy my victories, no matter how small. The ke... Read more

  • Looking ahead......

    10/16/2014 5:28:21 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    There will be some food-related challenges coming up this weekend, so i need to be aware and cautious........'nuff said on that......... New furniture arrived yesterday - a bit stiff feeling, but certainly nice looking..........one thing's for sure, though - there will be NO MORE eating on that... Read more

  • Day 92 of 135 - Must Remember This Today

    10/15/2014 8:21:53 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

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  • Back to it, and everything was just a big break

    10/15/2014 7:20:42 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    Over a month ago I kinda put my life on hold. Quit my boyfriend, moved out by myself in a small apartment, then met someone else, well, someone I'd known for a year and a half, came to visit me. And finally, FINALLY yesterday I got working internet at home, over a month after moving. I didn't feel... Read more

  • :(

    10/15/2014 7:08:46 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    *Another* rough day with eating.........sheesh - WTH is wrong with me? Maybe I'm *just*. *plain*. *DUMB*! ... Read more

  • The Tale of the Scale

    10/14/2014 6:26:16 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    I lost exactly 1 pound this week. I had an outstanding week. I exercised EVERY day and ate within my calorie range every day. I felt totally in control of myself, content with my journey and healthy. No, I'm not complaining one bit. That pound down was EARNED. Now, here is the odd part. My wei... Read more

  • Day 91 of 135 - Fall is Definitely here now!

    10/14/2014 5:53:14 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I have been having a bit of a tough time lately and am a bit worried about the weigh in for the BLC in the am, but even if it's not good, I do know I am back on the right path, maybe not quite as strongly but I know it will build back up. I was able to go to Boot camp today and do some running... Read more

  • Day 91 of 135 - Fall is Definitely here now!

    10/14/2014 5:47:25 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I have been having a bit of a tough time lately and am a bit worried about the weigh in for the BLC in the am, but even if it's not good, I do know I am back on the right path, maybe not quite as strongly but I know it will build back up. I was able to go to Boot camp today and do some running... Read more

  • It's a Great Day!

    10/14/2014 2:21:12 PM, by KATELJM

    Today I am thankful for... 1. It was a crisp, sunny October morning, so Lucy and I walked down to the park and around its 1.05-mile circuit before returning home. Lucy was thrilled when 2 men fussed over her. 2. I am enjoying the bursting bag of kale I bought last Thursday f... Read more

  • Non-Food Rewards

    10/14/2014 10:46:17 AM, by LEANNAW4

    I like the idea of small non-food rewards to reinforce good habits and choices. It seems like a great psychological tool to help my brain trust that life needn't be about food to be fun. If the only reward is a lower number on the scale, that can be fairly demoralizing when the numbers won't budge d... Read more

  • Out of sorts.....

    10/14/2014 4:43:56 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Struggling with poor quality eating and over-eating...........a bit out of sorts and uneasy about an issue (again)........sigh.......... I did to a short "qi-gong" workout yeaterday - was just the thing to help recover from the active weekend.........now I feel I can resume more of my usual wor... Read more

  • Peace of Mind is Mine For the Taking

    10/14/2014 2:12:02 AM, by NEKOCHARM

    One of my friends ( to Sisyphusagain!) asked what my biggest motivation was in keeping true to my fitness plan. I have a few reasons. One - I want to be able to do what I WANT to do. I want to go and hike some of the more difficult beautiful trails around here, I want to spend the ... Read more

  • God is AWESOME!!

    10/13/2014 11:48:18 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    Went in to see my mom today and her physical therapists told me that she was able to stand up (with little help from them) by herself 3 times today. Still unable to move her right a lot though. She asked when she would be able to come home. I told her that she would have to do the physical therap... Read more

  • Trick for overcoming the upcoming Holiday Treats

    10/13/2014 9:57:01 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    "I just want one treat. I've been on track for quite a while so I deserve it." That's where it all starts, doesn't it. I do deserve a treat for being on track. What I need to remember is that it's a treat to feel in control of my life, have a healthier body, more energy and feel happier, too. ... Read more

  • A difficult separation

    10/13/2014 3:39:05 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    This morning I had to get up at 5 AM to take Russel to the airport. His flight was at 6:25, from Quebec City to Toronto, and then to Winnipeg. Saskatchewan took my man back! I hate it. It was hard coming back home alone, and I cried. But I managed to read and then sleep an extra 2 hours since... Read more

  • Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

    10/13/2014 12:32:05 PM, by KATELJM

    Beginning my day with my morning coffee and good thoughts... Thank you, Lucy , for allowing me to sleep late this morning and to awake, refreshed. Thank you, Lord, for the fine drizzle that allowed Lucy and me to take a walk this a.m. It was much more comfortable than balancing ... Read more

  • One more left!

    10/13/2014 5:01:04 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Yesterday's walk was also a nice one - did only one of the two circuits since the path had a bit more ups and downs than the previous walk, along with the previous activity........so now I'm contemplating taking a day off from exercise, which I really don't like to since I've been in a good rhythm o... Read more

  • Note to Myself: Exercise for the week of 10-13 through 10-19

    10/13/2014 12:21:28 AM, by NEKOCHARM

    Monday - Interval training Tuesday - Strength training Wednesday - Rest, light elliptical or walking Thursday - Mountain Hiking or Cardio Friday - Strength training Saturday - Rest, light elliptical or walking Sunday - Mountain Hiking or Cardio... Read more

  • BLC 26 Week 4 Weekend Challenge - Chest #4: Creature Comforts

    10/12/2014 11:53:30 PM, by KATELJM

    When I opened Chest #4: Creature Comforts, this is how I unlocked it. #1. Take 30 minutes to do something relaxing, especially if it’s something you’ve been trying to “find time” for. Warm soak, doing Sudoku. #2. Post a favorite workout song, saying, poem, book, etc., that helps you a... Read more

  • DH saves the Day & Streak

    10/12/2014 10:47:42 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    During dinner my DH invited me to go walking after dinner. I unenthusiastly agreed. We clean up the sable and loaded the dishwasher. I headed straight for my chair to track my meal. "Hey, aren't we going for a walk?" Got up and walked. Wouldn't have if he had it asked me. What a nice guy. Mad... Read more

  • BLC 26 Week 4 Weekend Challenge - Chest #5: Tools and Weapons

    10/12/2014 8:26:06 PM, by KATELJM

    When I opened Chest #5: Tools and Weapons, this is how I unlocked it. #1. Do something outside your regular fitness routine and post about it. My normal fitness routine revolves around daily 70-minute walks at a brisk pace with my dog, ST 3 times a week and Run/Walk intervals 2 times a wee... Read more

  • Can I give up Sugar again?

    10/12/2014 2:54:46 PM, by FMIAYLA

    A couple of months ago I gave up processed sugar. The first two weeks were difficult and I had to power through them to keep myself from the sugar. But after that it became much easier. By day 30 I didn't even think about sugar. After 60 days I decided to run an experiment to see if I stil... Read more

  • Recap of Weekly Goals

    10/12/2014 2:06:14 PM, by DALID414

    Here's how the week went: Sunday, I hopped on my mini cycle in the evening. Monday, I hopped on my mini cycle after the SEA vs WAS game. Tuesday, I hopped on my mini cycle at night. (Long day.) Wednesday, I made it to ... Read more

  • Day 89 of 135 - my gym buddy is motivating me to get back on track

    10/12/2014 12:31:11 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    So my exercise has been a bit lacking for the last few days - I did get some walking in but it's been busy, plus I have had a sore foot (which thankfully feels a lot better!) and now have a cold plus it's my TOM - agh!!! But here is the little one - up this morning pretty early even after very ... Read more

  • Week Wrap Up

    10/12/2014 8:18:44 AM, by ALP1976

    Last week was actually a great week for me. I managed to make it to the gym twice to lift and also made it to a yoga class on Saturday. I love yoga, even though I totally felt ready for bed after I was done with class ... Read more

  • One down and *two* to go! :)

    10/12/2014 7:58:18 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Yesterday's walk went well despite the weather - sprinkles were only intermittent and eventually stopped.........I did 3 laps around the designated area which took me about 45 min. (need to log this in on yesterday's exercise tracker!)......... Had a rather amusing incident...........three mid-... Read more

  • Hip Hop and the Invincible

    10/12/2014 2:07:04 AM, by NEKOCHARM

    For those of you who were curious about my jacket, here you go! I have the gold one. I really love Korean hip hop fashion. It's so different from the hip hop styles out here in the states. One pic is of the group, 2NE1, wearing the jackets. Rob and I went to see them in concert in LA a couple ... Read more

  • No Weights?? Try This! :)

    10/11/2014 11:28:53 PM, by SPARKED2BFIT

    THE GREAT POTATO EXERCISE (as always, check with your doctor before attempting) BEGIN by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side. WITH a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as yo... Read more

  • BLC 26 Week 4 Weekend Challenge - Chest #1: Food & Water

    10/11/2014 10:48:49 PM, by KATELJM

    Real food! LOL! When I opened Chest #1: Food & Water, this is how I unlocked it: #1. Make a healthy meal, and share the recipe. I had Shrimp, Asparagus, Onion, Mushroom, and Bell Pepper Stir-Fry served with Brown Rice, ready in 30 minutes because I had presoaked the brown rice for 2 hour... Read more

  • Zone Diet, An Anti-inflammation Diet

    10/11/2014 10:30:46 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I am going to use the Zone Diet meal planning web site I just subscribed to plan just my dinners for the first week. I am starting small until I get the hang of it. The web site allows for planning three regular meals as well as several snack meals all to meet your both the Zone specific Carbs, Prot... Read more

  • All aboard!

    10/11/2014 5:13:30 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    Our journey reminds me of a train ride. Some days are hard. There are rocky parts to our journey. Yes, we need to endure those difficult parts. But we need to remember that there is a wonderful destination just up ahead. Just like on a train ride, some towns you pass are shabby and a bit of an... Read more

  • Foodie lesson learned

    10/11/2014 2:11:51 PM, by FMIAYLA

    I am a bit of a food snob. I care how the food I eat is raised. Everything I have researched indicates the nutritional quality is better. Better nutrition = better health = higher quality of life. Yesterday my local grocery store had a big selection of 100% grass fed beef roast. The price w... Read more

  • Here I go........

    10/11/2014 5:08:43 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    First of the three walkathons in my "season" this morning...........sooooooo, I'm up and at 'em at my usual ungodly hour getting my routines in and getting ready.........weather won't be ideal (though it doesn't appear to be pouring down significant rain), but that's OK - that can be dealt with........ Read more

  • Yep. It's That's Time of the Year

    10/11/2014 12:46:19 AM, by NEKOCHARM

    This is so me, it's not even funny! Well... Maybe just a little. ... Read more

  • BLC 26 Week 4 Weekend Challenge - Chest #3 Clothing

    10/10/2014 10:58:02 PM, by KATELJM

    Next, I opened Chest #3: Clothing. 1. Post a new hairstyle, fashion, or make-up look you'd like to try. I have concluded that Katie Couric's hair must behave the same as mine, so this is the hairstyle I would choose, shown 2 ways: Read more

  • BLC 26 Week 4 Weekend Challenge - Chest #2 Shelter

    10/10/2014 9:18:44 PM, by KATELJM

    I'm starting my Weekend Challenge with Chest #2: Shelter 1. Post a picture(s) of your dream home! I fell in love with Villa O, a luxury villa in St. Jean Cap Ferrat, in SE France, as featured on o.homedsgn.com. It is not far from our Azure island which you can see in the distance beyond the... Read more

  • A Plan, a Speed Bump and a new plan

    10/10/2014 6:27:05 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    Wow, Yesterday didn't go according to plan. I got up late and had a hair appointment scheduled. I decided to Not eat breakfast because I really wasn't hungry yet. I figured I could call my DH after my appointment and we could have lunch out before grocery shopping. Read more

  • Friday giggle

    10/10/2014 12:11:28 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I work in a law firm. Giggles in our lobby aren't a common thing but today I couldn't help but giggle all the way from the bathroom back to my desk. We have these electronic sinks that turn themselves on when you put your hands under the faucet. Well, someone was using the closest sink so I w... Read more

  • I figured I should let you know I'm alive

    10/10/2014 9:53:10 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    Well first of all I'd like to say thank you to everyone who took the time to check on me, sending me goodies and sparkmail and messages. I know I haven't been answering so this is why I'm writing this blog right now. A lot of things are happening in my life, especially this week. As you ... Read more

  • What the $#!@# is WRONG with me?

    10/10/2014 4:40:10 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Went off the rails with food AGAIN! $#!@# - WTH? Can't really figure out why.........day wasn't particularly stressful and my mood was fairly good and calm (stress and anger are big triggers for poor eating).........I'm totally stumped, and also discouraged for my future on thi... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/9/2014 4:40:26 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Please give me the strength to stay out of the work kitchen today. It Thursday - which means Panera Bread bagels and cookies in the kitchen. As if that isn't bad enough, one of the people here brought in a fresh baked pumpkin roll, fresh, warm donuts and cider from one of the local orchard markets... Read more

  • Day 86 of 135 - Low Impact day thanks to Spark People

    10/9/2014 3:21:22 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Yesterday afternoon I noticed my right foot/heel was hurting so I didn't want to push myself today and decided to have a low impact day! I have been enjoying my walking and running but know that I have to listen to my body and not push it too mush and also have to mix it up. I broke my left foot las... Read more

  • My Favorite Walk

    10/9/2014 1:29:43 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    This bridge is in San Diego going toward Coronado Island. Coronado is a man made island made from the dredgings of the San Diego bay to make the water deep enough for the air craft carriers. It is a curved bridge so that it can be higher than a straight bridge to allow the tall ships to pass undern... Read more

  • The Goal of a Lifetime & the Kpop Jacket

    10/9/2014 12:47:22 AM, by NEKOCHARM

    I’m approaching this getting healthy stuff as a long-term goal. I have never looked at it like this before, so this is completely new territory for me. In the past it was always about losing x amount of weight within so many months. Not getting emotionally healthy, or learning new healthy behavio... Read more

  • Decision Point

    10/8/2014 10:50:46 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    In the blink of an eye, we see a food or just think of a food and immediately decide we want to eat it. Sometimes it's because we remember liking the taste or flavor of a previous encounter. Sometimes it's because we are hungry but often we aren't. It's easily on our fork and inside our mouth within... Read more

  • Mental vs. Physical

    10/8/2014 4:47:45 PM, by ALP1976

    Along this last year and a half I have been on a mission to improve my mental side. It was just recently I feel like I am ready to start working on the physical side. I won't lie, I have taken many endeavors into wishing to work on the physical side of things, but have had to back off because of t... Read more

  • THINGS - THEY ARE A CHANGIN'

    10/8/2014 4:14:11 PM, by STITCH4EVER

    I HAVE NOT BEEN HERE FOR AWHILE. WHY? WHERE DO I START? FIRST OF ALL, I HATE - WITH A PASSION - DRAMA. I JUST HATE IT AND THE PEOPLE THAT CREATE IT. BUT THERE ARE TIMES THAT IT CANNOT BE AVOIDED. STILL, I DO NOT HANDLE IT WELL. WHAT DO I DO? I EAT! MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN THERE SO YOU KNOW WH... Read more

  • For Women Only: The Weight Loss Solution On-Line Summit

    10/8/2014 3:39:29 PM, by _RAMONA

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  • Workout Wednesday

    10/8/2014 10:14:07 AM, by DALID414

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  • Integrated Lifestyle Fitness Plan

    10/8/2014 7:11:23 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    I finally have something in place that works with me and the physical demands of my life! There is some room for flexibility as to timing/scheduling. Bear in mind that I am semi-retired with a sedentary part-time job and don't have kids that I need to run after. I do, however, have a huge yard... Read more

  • Mid-week bummer.....

    10/8/2014 4:37:28 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Woke up with a nasty headache....... Have a meeting this evening - not really feelin' all that social today, but I have a role there so I gotta suck it up and deal...... Had a slight, unplanned indulgence last night, so I gotta pick myself up and get back on ... Read more

  • Plugging along and muddling through........

    10/7/2014 4:35:11 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Have one unpleasant task to take care of today - hopefully I won't be foamin' at the mouth when I approach the desk to do the deed..........sigh........ Had to break down and start taking a supplement at night the last two evenings so those annoying night sweats can ease..........was such a sha... Read more

  • Tighter Parameters

    10/6/2014 11:23:09 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    The changes I desire aren't nearly as remote at I thought. I've learned a lot about maintaining weight loss from people on the At Goal and Maintaining and Transistioning to Maintenance Team. People on that team are my heroes. I am only half way to my goal but I know I desperately need the informatio... Read more

  • Great Views All Around!

    10/6/2014 7:56:03 PM, by NEKOCHARM

    Today was an okay day, but I'm starting to realize how important movement is in keeping my mood elevated. Other than yoga every morning, my plan is basically to do some kind of cardio, then strength the next day, and rest on the third day. Today was my rest day, and I really felt like I needed it ... Read more

  • Day 83 of 135 - When I was resilient

    10/6/2014 3:29:43 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I am not a resilient person unfortunately. For instance I'm going through a career issue/possible career change that I really need to be resilient for and am not "bouncing back" as I wished/hoped! I wish I was more resilient and I usually say hey I was not taught to be resilient and I wasn't modeled... Read more

  • Motivational Monday

    10/6/2014 9:24:13 AM, by DALID414

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  • October Goal -- For Now Anyway !

    10/6/2014 6:10:58 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    My goal for this month is to "find out what really makes me feel good." So far: *Walking 5 miles with Leslie and using bands in some of the work-outs. *Tried out PopPhysique DVD and loved it! This is unique and very targeted. Just what I needed after doing cardio. *Stretching. I ha... Read more

  • Looking back - and forward........

    10/6/2014 4:17:18 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Good balance of work and pleasure - only got one outdoor walk in over the weekend (I was hoping to get more of that done in preparation for the upcoming "walkathon season" I am anticipating this month, but could only fit in a small session on Saturday)......... I am glad I stood my ground and p... Read more

  • Day 82 of 135 - Trampolining as a joiner and not just a spectator

    10/5/2014 10:47:09 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Today was our youngest birthday party at a place called Rebounderez - a trampoline place. It was a lot of fun but very active as 8 year old boys can be. Trampolining is a lot of fun - he and I had gone a while ago and it was the first time I had jumped and I loved it and it's actually a good workout... Read more

  • Quote of the day

    10/5/2014 3:29:07 PM, by FMIAYLA

    Industrial food processing has had more detrimental effects on human health and well-being than any other factor in the past few hundred years…" Chris Kresser Sure you're thinking - But I don't have a lot of time (money, ... Read more

  • MAKING PROGRESS

    10/5/2014 2:45:52 PM, by ICECUB

    HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT SUNDAY. I AM KEEPING WITH MY CRUNCHES EVEN AFTER THE CHALLENGE. 100 DAY MAYBE INCREASING THE NUMBER. STILL DRINKING 8-10 CUPS OF WATER A DAY. AIMING FOR 10. STILL HAVING TROUBLE WITH VEGGIES. MY REFRIGERATOR JUST DIED. I AM LOOKING AROUN... Read more

  • Recovery Plan

    10/5/2014 2:44:23 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    We can be so hard on ourselves. I had a bad habit of being super critical of my current condition, my current image and my previous attempts. I resorted to name calling. Failure, fatty, frumpy, unfit and many more unflattering words. Not this time! Recently, I faced the tough fact that I slide dow... Read more

  • Recap of Weekly Goals

    10/5/2014 2:13:21 PM, by DALID414

    Here's how the week went: Sunday, I spent the day icing my foot (on and off). Rest day. Monday, another rest day. Tuesday, I moved boxes at work and got to the Power Yoga class in the evening. Wednesday, I moved boxe... Read more

  • Week Wrap Up

    10/5/2014 8:56:08 AM, by ALP1976

    This week sucked. Plain and simple. My grandma's passing was so hard that I just put everything aside. I feel pretty good, though, small NSV I suppose, but instead of tunnelling back down into the pit of self loathing and negative self chatter, I am instead working on self compassion and allowing... Read more

  • Woo-hoo!

    10/5/2014 5:11:33 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    AWESOME day yesterday - got *everything* I planned to do DONE (and even a few more items as well - along with a short park walk.........the rain did stop and the sun actually showed up for a while)! Sooooooo - the plan for the day is relaxation and some sociali... Read more

  • My Own Worst Enemy, But Not For Long

    10/4/2014 9:07:41 PM, by NEKOCHARM

    The plan was to take 2 days off to celebrate our anniversary, and we ended up enjoying the time to its fullest. And then my mood started to slip. It all started when Rob and I took a bunch of pictures. First of all, I don’t like having my picture taken (I’m so NOT photogenic, whil... Read more