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  • Day 31: and Mr Scale says... Let's ROCK July!

    7/1/2015 2:58:06 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Well, I dusted off Mr Scale (wouldn't want those dust particles adding to my weight!). I turned him on. I put one foot on, then the other and closed my eyes until I heard that little beeping sound he makes when he has come to a number. The number was 196.4. I got my little chart out and recorded... Read more

  • Couch to 5K report **********

    7/1/2015 12:08:17 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Couch to 5K report on my progress, yeh!!!! = if this is you (I know its ME) ....... 150 THEN DO THE OPPOSITE 150 312 I train "every" Mon., Wed & Friday for 20 min. at work during my break time outside! I run for 40 seconds and do a recovery walk for 50 second... Read more

  • Mind First, Body Second

    7/1/2015 8:57:46 AM, by ALP1976

    It is no secret that I have been on and off again on the quest for what I am wanting to do. I will start to venture outward toward goals and then I will step back and collect my thoughts. I have done it many times over the last couple of years. It's all good, though. Simply because I need to fee... Read more

  • July 1- Plank Challenge

    7/1/2015 8:52:24 AM, by JES_IN_ME

    This plank challenge popped up on my facebook page today, and I thought I'd give it a shot. If anyone else wants to join as well, feel free to let me know so we can encourage each other! ... Read more

  • Happy Canada Day!

    7/1/2015 8:50:34 AM, by HELEN_BR

    HAPPY CANADA DAY! ... Read more

  • I can't have ANYTHING!!! What will you do differently????

    7/1/2015 8:46:04 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    yelling.... I can't have ANYTHING!!! Answer: What will you do differently???? https://www.youtube.com/watc
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  • Dance Dance Dance

    7/1/2015 7:26:48 AM, by CARBMONSTERII

    Dance Like Nobody's Watching. We each have our own music that we can't hear until we still the negative voices in our heads. Keep singing, keep dancing, because there's ALWAYS music playing in our souls, we just have to listen hard enough to hear it. PS: thank you PJ Daniels... Read more

  • Candy jar struggles

    6/30/2015 9:13:57 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    Man I hate this candy jar. I hate it with a passion. When I first started working there two weeks ago it was empty and I noticed it but just because it was sitting there with nothing in it. Then the person who was training me bought a big (BIG) bag of bulk candy from the Bulk Barn right before she l... Read more

  • July No Sugar Challenge

    6/30/2015 5:43:22 PM, by HEALTHIER-VICKI

    Tomorrow starts a July NO SUGAR Challenge in my team HEALTHIER-TOMORROWS. So far 8 have signed up for it and I'm hoping more will join me in it. I didn't pick this particular challenge on a whim. This has been an on-going struggle for me most of my life. Sugar is to me like alcohol is to... Read more

  • Reset: Day 30 Naked hiking and goodbye June!

    6/30/2015 4:40:11 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I am tired today. I am struggling with wanting to eat today. I am not hungry. I just want to eat. Everything sounds yummy. Even things I don't really like! Today is testing my willpower! Not to mention I have spent a lot of my day in meetings or at my desk. Not many steps at work. No mornin... Read more

  • TUESDAY REMINDER

    6/30/2015 12:44:29 PM, by HEALTHIER-VICKI

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  • Mosquito bite info. from Walmart Pharmacist in case you need it one day :-)

    6/30/2015 11:08:49 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Mosquito bite info. from Walmart Pharmacist in case you need it one day :-) or This past weekend, I cleaned out my garage and got bitten a LOT of times on my arms by mosquito’s which I didn’t know until later which resulted in redness, swelling inflammation and hea... Read more

  • June 30- July Goals

    6/30/2015 10:05:01 AM, by JES_IN_ME

    With so much going on in the next couple of months, I want to set down a plan of attack so that I don't get overwhelmed with everything! I will use this week to spend as much time with my husband as I can before I'm down to seeing him only on the weekends. As of next Monday (July 6), I will be ... Read more

  • Mom and Me

    6/30/2015 7:55:03 AM, by MISSUSRIVERRAT

    I have never shared a picture of myself on Spark ! Here's what I look like ! It was taken at a party at the nursing home.... Read more

  • Addicted to Fit - 2

    6/29/2015 9:21:36 PM, by WITCHINWOMAN

    Got up at 4:30 this morning and hit the gym. It was awesome, actually gave me an extra 20 minutes or so. Upper body is usually kind of boring for me because it's easy, but today I had time to really push myself. I think I need to stone up and start using the barbells too tho. Had more junk food than... Read more

  • Reset: Day 27-28 shopping fun

    6/29/2015 1:43:54 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Saturday I took my older two granddaughters to an outlet mall which is about a two hour drive from our town. My daughter decided to join us. We had lots of fun going from store to store, For lunch we went to a nearby place which is known for their large portions of food..... as in a one pound of... Read more

  • June 29- Plugging away

    6/29/2015 11:08:44 AM, by JES_IN_ME

    Well, we've gotten a few things nailed down now. My husband will be renting an in-law apartment from a former school-mate of his who works for the same company he's starting with, so that will be an inexpensive way for him to be right near work (walking distance!) during the week, and he'll come hom... Read more

  • The reset mentality, and avoiding it

    6/29/2015 10:08:37 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    Hey, I haven't showered you guys with blog entries for three days now, I'm doing good. LOL! The end of last week went well. My first two days alone were incredibly "easy". I answered the phone every time it rang without even thinking (omg what am I gonna say, are they gonna understand what I'm ... Read more

  • MONDAY REMINDER

    6/29/2015 9:42:51 AM, by HEALTHIER-VICKI

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  • Home again, home again

    6/29/2015 9:19:58 AM, by TIFFFIT

    Well, I know I said my next post would be to elaborate on our trip to Greece, but that will actually be the next one after this. I just want to say I'm glad to be home; we had an amazing time and it was a great experience, but there's something about sleeping in your own bed with your kitties tha... Read more

  • Cleaned out my Garage yesterday, yeh!!!!

    6/29/2015 9:19:22 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Cleaned out my Garage yesterday, yeh!!!! went from this: to THIS = YEP brought many, many, many BINS at Walmart for $4.88 each, they are CLEAR (see thru) which means NO NEED for LABELING... I can SEE what is in each bin so I know where stuff is at. lol YES I got OVER 20 to... Read more

  • July Goal Getter

    6/29/2015 9:14:26 AM, by ALP1976

    It is so hard to believe July is here (well... almost) I love the Goal Getter calendars that Fitlosophy puts out: cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0799
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  • Words of wisdom from our childhood

    6/29/2015 7:23:55 AM, by CARBMONSTERII

    These words have gotten me through some pretty tough days as an adult, lately. How about you?... Read more

  • New week.......

    6/29/2015 5:51:40 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Checked my calendar - bad news: no significant employment-related meetings (so far) 39 ...... good news: no significant social issues to deal with (or, obviously turn down)........ 224 Had a modest breakfast, including some fresh fruit (haven't been all that good about that, and now I have a... Read more

  • Swim Report: Day 11

    6/28/2015 11:20:37 PM, by DALID414

    Pro: I had instructor Steven to myself again today. Con: He wasn't in a good mood and I could tell. It's a pet peeve of mine, to have any type of instructor 'show up' to teach, not really wanting to be there. I tried my hardest to get on with the lesson, but I was upset over it. The cher... Read more

  • Sticking To The Plan - With Modifications!

    6/28/2015 4:56:50 PM, by LSIG14

    Here we go again!! I was so happy when I went to the doctor last Thursday. I had lost 9 lbs since Monday. And then he burst my bubble - he said I was losing too fast and my heart had gone back into A-Fib. I'm building up fluid in the lungs and I'm anemic so meds have been adjusted yet again. I ... Read more

  • Addicted to Fit - 1

    6/28/2015 2:58:55 PM, by WITCHINWOMAN

    Today I'm kind of in a sh!++y mood. But I've done fairly well. I'm excited because I've prepped some fruit and veggies for the week. Grapes, strawberries, watermelon, cucumbers, celery, and almonds -washed, measured, bagged, all ready for the week. Also cleaned house, swept, moped, dishes (twice now... Read more

  • Sunday Reminder

    6/28/2015 9:22:34 AM, by HEALTHIER-VICKI

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  • Weekly Wrap Up

    6/28/2015 8:56:02 AM, by ALP1976

    Wow yesterday was nuts. Some days are just like this.... I didn't log a thing yesterday. But we left the house early to go pick up my daughter at the University (she's been doing an engineering camp) bright and early. We ate breakfast over there and WALKED all day. We did a campus tou... Read more

  • "Plan of attack" for today - and going forward........

    6/28/2015 7:28:29 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    I probably ate a bit more than I needed to yesterday, but there are no more "triggering" foods in the house, so on that ground the overall quality of my eating was somewhat better - will need to improve a bit, though - so that's one plan....... Had some heavy rain which caused me to decide to s... Read more

  • Recap of Weekly Goals

    6/28/2015 12:21:31 AM, by DALID414

    Here's how the week went: Sunday, I got to the gym, dragging my feet, and did the Body Pump class. I also did about 10 minutes of swimming (kicking). Monday, I got to the gym in the morning and hopped on the Row Machine. I arrived at my nephews' school a bit early, so I walked the... Read more

  • If you have no vision of success

    6/27/2015 8:14:48 PM, by OLDEROWL

    If you have no clear vision of where you are headed, you will end up back where you started and will have to start over again. If you can not find others who share your vision, you either did not look deep enough to find others like you who had enough sense to guide your way, you failed to learn fr... Read more

  • Sparkers, I need your help, please!

    6/27/2015 11:47:34 AM, by WONDAWOMAN2

    Hi guys....my mom needs a diet book or plan, but which one? She has dementia and is pretty sedentary due to back problems, so as you can imagine she gets confused and overwhelmed by all the information out there. (I do too, and I don't even have dementia!) Can you recommend a simple, easy to ... Read more

  • OK! This downward spiral STOPS! NOW!

    6/27/2015 5:11:06 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    TODAY: I will be more vigilant about what I eat! This week started well, but the ongoing life stress blew that out of the water - the amount and poor quality of inappropriate food I consumed was nothing short of scarily obscene!!!!!! 198 THIS. DOWNWARD. SPIRAL. STOPS!!!!!! N... Read more

  • 2nd Day of 5K Training & Lungs Expanding 06/26/15

    6/26/2015 3:32:37 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    2nd Day of 5K Training 06/26/15 and My LUNGS are expanding, yeh!!! THE PROCESS: 3 X per week (M, W, F) running and walking for 20 minutes. In case you, the reader, don't know me... I am a FAT person at age 59... and my doctor said I don't have ANY patients YOUR AGE running and I ... Read more

  • Reset day 26: The stability ball, a baseball game and a little boy

    6/26/2015 3:10:39 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    WooHoo! Today I won 50 spark goodie points on the bonus spin wheel. I gave myself a stability ball. 322 Yep, a stability ball. Why? Because I don't have one. Because I like the sound of stability on this journey. Because I need to work on my core.... physically AND mentally. Because s... Read more

  • Friday Reminder

    6/26/2015 10:29:50 AM, by HEALTHIER-VICKI

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  • Food Has No Morality

    6/26/2015 8:45:57 AM, by ALP1976

    Friday is here! Woo hoo!! I am so glad! I made my goals for yesterday! I almost didn't make my move for 30 goal -- I took yesterday off from the gym and then decided I was going to do PiYo at home but talked myself out of that, went to a BBQ for my husband's department and when... Read more

  • :(

    6/26/2015 6:48:58 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    :( - just another blog for points (since this has been a stingy day I'll take whatever I can get)......... Read more

  • Maybe it was only stress?

    6/25/2015 7:16:42 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    I feel better today. Yesterday, though, was disastrous. It took me AN HOUR to get out of bed because I felt super tired. Which means I skipped strength training for the first time in a month :( I couldn't eat breakfast because I was getting blood samples and had to fast for 12 hours. I sat down... Read more

  • Goals Set & Re-intro For Those that Don't Know Me

    6/25/2015 5:02:41 PM, by HEALTHIER-VICKI

    Over the last 10 years I've gained 127 lbs and now it's time for me to reclaim my body in the healthiest way I can. I've struggled to lose the weight and would drop a few pounds only to regain them plus a few extra pounds. But since Sept. 2014 I've been working to help my hubby lose nece... Read more

  • Well now, THAT was FUN!

    6/25/2015 1:02:55 PM, by LORIVIOLA

    So first, a story. I was walking one of my usual walks but at a different time of day. Two kids just got off the bus. Their mom was with them, walking. Their Dad was driving his truck down the hill toward their house. The boy took off on the grassy side of the road trying to "beat" his fath... Read more

  • 2 Women same age which do u want to be? ... and Couch to 5K plan

    6/25/2015 10:52:20 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    2 Women same age, which do u want to be? ... and Couch to 5K plan You decide! Couch to 5K ® | Beginning Running PLAN First off, you may be asking, "exactly how many miles is a 5K?" A 5K is 3.1 miles. We're here to help you achieve your goal of beginning to run your fir... Read more

  • For all those who are or who have been lonely...

    6/25/2015 10:25:31 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    I've been feeling very lonely lately and although I don't have a lot of good friends near me, I have been reaching out to people (which is hard for me) because I know I won't be able to get thru this crisis in my family without support and I'm so glad I am. And I wouldn't get thru this without... Read more

  • Goals -- quantifiable and otherwise

    6/25/2015 9:21:02 AM, by ALP1976

    I am staring at a blank set of pages in my Fitbook and knowing that today is a new day.... Yesterday I managed to hit all of my goals minus one.... I broke my not eating after 9 goal. However, that being said, I was HUNGRY! I lifted yesterday and I typically get very hungry on the eveni... Read more

  • NOOOOOOOOO!

    6/25/2015 8:51:26 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Feeling crummy AGAIN - in more ways than one! Can't even enjoy life because I'M! AT! HOME! %#!#!#@ (Don't get too used to this page - it's likely to darken up again.......)... Read more

  • 6/25- So many decisions, so little time!

    6/25/2015 8:31:02 AM, by JES_IN_ME

    My husband has officially been hired for his new job! He starts July 6th! Now we have to decide how we're going to handle that, since his job is about 3 hours from mine. The ultimate goal is for me to get done and go back to school this fall, and for us to move to the school district my step-kids cu... Read more

  • Where do I start?

    6/25/2015 1:29:08 AM, by TIFFFIT

    Wow, so much has happened since my last blog! I'll summarize here (because I don't have much time) and do another blog with more info soon. First, I went back for my quarterly check up and although I hadn't lost the 15 pounds I'd hoped to, my doctor was still blown away by my continued success. ... Read more

  • HAPPY SUMMER

    6/24/2015 9:22:11 PM, by ICECUB

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  • Cyberbullying

    6/24/2015 6:10:06 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I learned, from the teaching tolerance magazine, a couple of resources for parents and friends to help their child or someone they know to avoid being a victim of or to deal with cyberbullying, promote positive self esteem, and in general encourage young people to use the internet safely and for doi... Read more

  • I finally DID something about it.Couch to 5K Training starting today 6/24/15 3 times per wk, yeh!!

    6/24/2015 3:18:13 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Remember yesterday I was stressing out? well I finally DID something about it, took action and decided to train for the COUCH TO 5K ... SERIOUSLY. I started today, yeh!!!! Now you all know this is me "naturally" = = I am naturally lazy LOL and then yesterday... I thought and th... Read more

  • The "Hump Day" Report........

    6/24/2015 2:23:05 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    Slept *much* better last night .......... not sure I'll really totally figure why I had such a bad time the previous night (guess it'll be yet another "mystery for the ages")....... Still crossing fingers on a few issues..........and enjoying the time to myself to get things done........ ... Read more

  • walking the dog vs. walking the dog

    6/24/2015 12:13:09 PM, by REDSHOEBLUE

    On many of the on-line social sites I am part of, there are discussions regarding counting walking the dog as exercise or not. So here is my two cents... I walk the dog at the local cemetery once a week. I go with a pocket full of visiting stones, read grave markers, and leave a stone. I gue... Read more

  • Reset: Days 22 & 23 Maybe I should quit...

    6/24/2015 11:51:35 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I hit a patch of discouragement, but I stuck it out. Luckily it was short lived. Monday my son had a double header softball game scheduled. We had storms move through. The games were cancelled and he was disappointed. This is the second week in a row his games were cancelled due to rain. So to... Read more

  • Satiety and Habits

    6/24/2015 9:05:24 AM, by ALP1976

    Another successful day yesterday! I once again successfully met my goals. I did try the Bodyflow class at my gym. It was the first class I've done there and I was happy to see a big attendance. My old gym was lacking in attendance so seeing a lot of people in the classes is great. Bod... Read more

  • June 24- Just call me Grace :-/

    6/24/2015 8:56:10 AM, by JES_IN_ME

    I've always been quite a klutz, but yesterday I outdid myself. I managed to catch the toe of my shoe about half-way down the stairs at work, and stumbled and flailed my way down the rest of them. The upside is that I didn't actually fall, the downside is that every part of me ached with the effort o... Read more

  • I Love Myself Because...

    6/24/2015 12:50:09 AM, by KATELJM

    My BLC 28 team, Azure Destinations, has a weekly "Spa" activity. This week the assignment is: "Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is simply believing you're worthy of the trip. And you are! You are worth it. Tattoo that right onto your brain… Seriously! The world starts to respond whe... Read more

  • Physical... results pending

    6/23/2015 9:20:16 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    I started writing my blog entry and about three paragraphs in we got a power outage. Woohoo for technology :( Long story short, I had my physical done this morning with my new doctor. He was pretty nice (though conservative, I'm guessing, since he frowned when he asked if I were married and I s... Read more

  • Remember - it was just a bad day - Start over and learn from it

    6/23/2015 1:26:37 PM, by TJDANIEL1

    I am on about week 14 of my weight loss journey. I think the Honeymoon period is over. You know - that time where you are all excited about a new diet or way of eating and you are totally on task and it's easy! You feel invincible. You can't believe things are going so well. You ask yourself - ... Read more

  • June 23- Getting Stronger

    6/23/2015 9:09:11 AM, by JES_IN_ME

    So far so good on my new rowing goal. I ended last week with 5000m in 33:30. Yesterday I accomplished the same distance in 32:18. Once I get to the point where I can do that in 30 minutes or less, I'll up the intensity to the next level and start again. My goal is to get to level 5 in 30 minutes. I ... Read more

  • What is wrong with me? Self-Doubt phase...

    6/23/2015 8:33:20 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    what I wrong with me? Self-Doubt phase.... I am struggling.... with food. its like I literally wake up most times thinking of what I will eat today. Not what exercise will I do... but what will I eat today . I think like other people can be successful at weight loss because they ha... Read more

  • A New Day :)

    6/23/2015 8:18:43 AM, by ALP1976

    Yesterday was pretty awesome! I met all of the goals I set for myself: I made it to the gym and lifted. I am kind of working my own program, but kind of loosely following the New Rules of Lifting for Life to help give me some guidance. Yesterday I started off with warming up on th... Read more

  • $#!#

    6/23/2015 4:36:56 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    BEEN UP SINCE *M I D N I G H T*!!!!!!! $#!@#!^*!&& 28 Can't get back to sleep no matter what, sooooooo - I'm Sparkin' and doing my usual computer routines - got contacts from the offsite folks.......they apparently got to their destination OK, and I'm glad for that, but I'd prefer t... Read more

  • Excerpt for the day

    6/22/2015 8:44:13 PM, by ALICIA363

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. ... Read more

  • Reset: Days 19, 20, 21 discouraged rockstar

    6/22/2015 3:11:29 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Friday was a busy day. Stayed on track with my food, managed +10,000 steps. Did lots of veggie prep for our picnic on Saturday. Saturday was our picnic. I picked up my friend from the nursing home and took her out for the afternoon. It was a bit tricky getting the wheelchair loaded up - but... Read more

  • Take a deep breath...

    6/22/2015 9:38:07 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    Weekend was relaxing. Well, it started off pretty nasty; I woke up Saturday still very grumpy about the whole boyfriend mumbo-jumbo. I also woke up after sleeping over 11 hours, which is very weird to me. But I think it was exhaustion from starting a new job? I hope so..! So Saturday morning I ... Read more

  • June 22

    6/22/2015 9:03:29 AM, by JES_IN_ME

    It was a good weekend, even though Friday night was freaking COLD! 40 degrees in late June is ridiculous! It was a nice, relaxing time at camp. None of the kids in the family were there, and only a small crew of the usual family members. I got some exercise in on Friday by running around doing all t... Read more

  • Week Wrap up and Plans For the Week Ahead

    6/22/2015 8:16:06 AM, by ALP1976

    Last week was a mixed bag. I had some days that my eating was spot on and others, not so much so. But, in all truth, that's okay. Like I mentioned in my previous blog, I have been successful in banishing the mindset of the "wagon" so I see it as just a day. One thing that I do believe that... Read more

  • And awaaaaaay we go!

    6/22/2015 6:04:37 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Looks like this dizzy spell has finally cleared - I am, however, checking my ears and clearing wax (I tend to develop a lot of that stuff) - between that and the sinus issue, it's no wonder I've suffered a bit..........however, yesterday I was able to get my *full* extended workout done with NO issu... Read more

  • Swim Report: Day 10

    6/21/2015 7:24:55 PM, by DALID414

    Once again, I had Instructor Steven all to myself, but today I was sort of expecting it. In anticipation of it, I spent part of yesterday evening studying YouTube videos on swim kicking techniques. I came away with the idea that I should be 'dancing' Merengue music with my hips and 'dancing' ballet ... Read more

  • Father’s Day

    6/21/2015 7:50:35 AM, by ALICIA363

    Seems like old times, being able to eat leisurely and spark in the morning. And this happened: Every morning, since the arrival of Benji, he gets up with me. We have 4 goals: pee, poo, comb, play. This morning, he was reluctant to get up. We only met the first goal. And then he went ba... Read more

  • Back to the Doctor!

    6/21/2015 7:04:47 AM, by LSIG14

    I have been exercising like crazy - fantastic step counts and extra stretching and lifting - and trying to watch what I eat, but I am still not doing well. I'm up another 5 lbs. this week and I ended up back in my doctor's office Friday barely able to breathe. He has put me on a "desperation diet!... Read more

  • OK!

    6/21/2015 6:02:14 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Yesterday's early activity went well - sinuses were well-behaved (save the brief rest in the vehicle to allow the OTC meds to kick in nicely) - I was high-functioning and in a calm, neutral mood (which, for me, is a mighty fine thing!)........... Looks to be a very wet day ahead (thanks to TS B... Read more

  • Recap of Weekly Goals

    6/20/2015 11:21:57 PM, by DALID414

    Here's how the week went: Sunday, I'm counting 10 minutes of swimming, although it wasn't all together, for a noob like me it was a workout. Monday, I worked over-time, so I took a rest day. Tuesday, I got food poisoning, so I took a rest day, of sorts. Wednesday, I took an... Read more

  • Crossing fingers......

    6/20/2015 6:48:52 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    ......on a number of fronts - won't give out too much detail as I don't want to jinx things (I'm normally not superstitious, but in this I think I'll lay low on the sharin')........ We could be in for some flooding rain tomorrow - but we could probably use it as well....... Enjoy the rest ... Read more

  • What If There Is No "Wagon"?

    6/20/2015 5:39:09 PM, by ALP1976

    Yesterday I had an off day food-wise: One of the things I have worked very hard to do is change how I verbalize things to myself. In the past I would say things like, "I ate horrible" or "I was bad" or "I have GOT to do better/be better/eat better tomorrow". It is amazing how thoughts l... Read more

  • The Diet Bet....pfft...

    6/20/2015 11:29:49 AM, by WONDAWOMAN2

    "Pffft" is the sound of the fizzling out of a "meh" idea. The diet bet was making my sister do crazy things like starving herself, and she was already juice-fasting. And for myself, I overdid it on doing squats and injured my hip and couldn't walk for over a week. Yeah, we pushed too hard. My si... Read more

  • On The Road Again is Tough On My Food Plan

    6/20/2015 10:45:44 AM, by BADGER-GAL

    I'm very intentional about choices I'm making about eating. But, really! Could the calories be any higher at fast food places? 489 486 I appreciate McDonald's for listing the calorie count by each food option. I certainly got my eyes opened about the typical "burger, fries, pop" meal! And a... Read more

  • 8 Weeks To Be a Better You

    6/19/2015 9:25:49 PM, by KATELJM

    The Summer 5% Challenge is about to start. I'm quite fond of this challenge, for 8 weeks is enough time to make significant changes in habits, and see noticeable results. Releasing just 5% of one's weight in a healthy way can make major improvements in health markers, and make you smile. 334 Joi... Read more

  • A week in; positive changes

    6/19/2015 8:55:34 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    So outside of today I've had a really good week. My new job is awesome. Everybody is confident that I'll be awesome at it too, so that's great. I like waking up in the morning and having to get prepared for work, and coming back home after a busy day. That may change in the near future but whateve... Read more

  • Another busy day!

    6/19/2015 6:19:26 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    Soooooo - now I'll kick back for a bit! Can't wait to have the house to myself next week (that is a benefit that more than makes up for any drawbacks)! Had a late end to the sparkin' today - needed to rest a bit before resuming (sinus is still acting up)....... TTFN! 213... Read more

  • So tired of the rain and thunderstorms in colorado..

    6/19/2015 2:28:29 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    So tired of the rain and thunderstorms in colorado.. all I see in the news lately is about the thunderstorm watch and the rain and flash flooding ... and watch when the summer heat comes... then I will be complaining about the heat 334 LOL ... Read more

  • I'm Trying to be Over My Numbers Obsession

    6/19/2015 11:51:05 AM, by BADGER-GAL

    I've spent many years being overly aware of my weight and body shape. After so many years of giving weight and dress/jeans numbers so much importance, I've found that it is a game I needed to stop playing. 192 344 1. Genetics play a big part in determining the shape of my body. I cannot... Read more

  • Taking a Spark Break

    6/19/2015 10:50:39 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Unfortunately there is a lot going on in my personal life - my husband and I have decided to have a trial separation and i'm very sad and scared. It is a difficult time and I feel like I'm in a crisis - but I know I can and will be strong for my boys and lean on my sisters, dad and family right now.... Read more

  • June 19- Finally Friday!

    6/19/2015 9:19:17 AM, by JES_IN_ME

    Another week down! My husband and I are heading to camp when I get out of work tonight. I'll spend plenty of time on my feet and playing yard games does provide some exercise, the problem is camp food and 12 ounce curls tend to negate any exercise I do get in! I'm going to take plenty of fruit and v... Read more

  • Iron Therapy!! Tracking and other Friday Ramblings

    6/19/2015 8:54:00 AM, by ALP1976

    TGIF Always I have to say, it feels so good to be back at the gym! I went yesterday and lifted. I am sitting here with some pretty good DOMS. Being able to have some Iron Therapy with weights is what I have been missing. Plus, deadlifts. I missed the hell out of deadlifting. ... Read more

  • Exciting gym news

    6/18/2015 7:19:01 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    Three days into my new job and every day I love it more. I actually really missed having a structured environment and working with people. I get along with everybody, and VERY WELL with the receptionist who's training me. I could have easily seen myself becoming very good friends with her, and I'm s... Read more

  • Reset Day 17 & 18: the new norm - sweat & frizz

    6/18/2015 2:13:19 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Yesterday I didn't blog. I planned on doing it in the evening, but time slipped away from me. Anyhow, it was a pretty good day. I walked at noon and dang, it was humid! I came back with frizzy hair and sweating like crazy! I'm one of those people who sweat... lots. Good thing I had baby wipes ... Read more

  • Making Plans and Establishing Goals

    6/18/2015 8:42:36 AM, by ALP1976

    Making plans this morning: I love my Fitbook, what can I say? It really helps me feel motivated and helps me set the tone for my day when I establish what I want to work on each day. I have my plan set up for when I go to the gym so I am not standing there flipping through my book trying t... Read more

  • EXTREME ups and downs!

    6/18/2015 5:41:11 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Got rejected on two fronts - but the *non-job related* turndown was what REALLY hurt, since this was for something that I strongly believe in doing, and have done for *many* years........looks like I'll be keeping THAT specialty TO MYSELF for a $#!@#uva LONG TIME - that'll show ya, judgmental world!... Read more

  • Confession... I hate doing the dishes :-(

    6/18/2015 1:21:14 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    My goal today is to wishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I had a fairy god mother to come and do my dishes and clean my kitchen once per week and be happy about it like in this photo LOL in the meantime............. I had to go and load the dishwasher myself 24 shoot! ... Read more

  • THE BRIEFCASE.... what do you think of this TV reality show????

    6/17/2015 8:58:09 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    THE BRIEFCASE.... what do you think of this TV reality show???? getting ready to watch THE BRIEFCASE on television. In case you don't know what that is... it is a reality TV show where 2 middle class couples receive a brief case with 100,000 in it that they can keep OR share ... Read more

  • Day 3 on my Challenge to lose 32 more lbs to reach 100 lbs lost

    6/17/2015 2:40:25 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Day 3 on my Challenge to lose 32 more lbs to reach 100 lbs lost NO MATTER WHAT I "WILL" REACH MY 100 lb WT LOSS this is VERY serious = I have REACHED that point! I am GOING to bring HOME the Gold! 208 141 GOAL = to lose 32 more lbs to reach 100 lbs... Read more

  • The stress of change

    6/17/2015 9:28:07 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    So yesterday was my first day at my new job. I got there at 8, and right away I was told that the receptionist who was training me (so I could do part of her tasks, but NOT be a receptionist) was leaving. So... I have one week of intensive training with her, then I'm a receptionist. It was... Read more

  • June 17

    6/17/2015 9:26:27 AM, by JES_IN_ME

    Today is a big day for my family! My husband is going to find out whether or not he passes the physical for his new job. He has been dealing with shoulder pain ever since his deployment, but despite an xray, mri, and mri with contrast, the doctors still don't have a diagnosis. Hopefully it won't inh... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/17/2015 5:05:40 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Got a fair amount of work done - had an interesting meeting re: DD and her vocational support project........nothing earth-shattering in a negative sense (the one area that didn't test well was not a surprise to me as she did express some discomfort with one person she worked with, which I suspect p... Read more

  • Article I found called: SHAPE UP & DROP 10:

    6/16/2015 5:58:30 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    This is an article I found on the website ............................ shapeup.org/sud10-overview/ ** A side note from WOUBBIE = Oooh. WAY too high in carbs for me. One of the Model Lunches has almost 100g of carbs! That's about 2 day's worth. Some good ideas, and some less good... Read more

  • Reset: Day 16 No, I won't

    6/16/2015 2:56:42 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I managed to squeak in a walk last night with Tucker between rain storms! It was wet, humid and yucky out but we got in about a mile an a half walk. I was happy - and so was he! So after work I am planning a walk with the dog and then off to visit my friend in the nursing facility. I sent he... Read more

  • June 16

    6/16/2015 9:49:25 AM, by JES_IN_ME

    It's a gray, dreary morning. I'm trying to stay awake and alert for my conference call/training coming up shortly. We're getting a new database management program for my department, so I have to know how it works in order to move everything over from the existing program. It's going to be a long, te... Read more

  • Body Esteem

    6/16/2015 9:28:46 AM, by ALP1976

    I read an interesting article yesterday that really made me think about where I am and where I've come from: jillfit.com/2014/10/15/body-es
    teem/ I found it an interesting read because of the fact that so many of us suffer from body esteem. I know I have for the duration of my adult life ... Read more