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  • Yay!!

    4/29/2016 10:46:37 AM, by MISSA526

    Getting some medications 💊 in today! Will make life much easier! And migraines soooo much easier to deal with 😃! Still awhile till I get rid of them but I'll settle for just minimizing them. Hope everyone has a fabulous start to their weekend! ❤... Read more

  • 30 lbs in 3 months.

    4/29/2016 9:50:51 AM, by CH64412010

    I am beyond excited. My goal when I first started in February was to lose 10 lbs a month an d I am actually making it! I have lost 30 lbs in three months. I think what is the most exciting for me is to be wearing clothes I haven't wore in years! Also, people's feedback about how great I am looking i... Read more

  • Wednesday and Thursday

    4/28/2016 10:36:35 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    Yesterday I walked for 30 minutes. I was able to increase my warm up speed and my walking speed. I was able to walk at my new speed for 15 minutes. The next time I go, I am hoping to walk at my new speed for 20 minutes. Today there was no gym. I decided to do some light strength training. I worked m... Read more

  • Spark coach

    4/27/2016 8:41:39 AM, by MISSA526

    My mom has been my greatest weight loss supporter throughout all of this. She encourages my and helps he get back on track. She's also helping me cut down on cigarettes without losing my mind lol.... Read more

  • Feeling good!

    4/26/2016 11:50:41 AM, by MISSA526

    Already got most of my exercise in. I'm going to have a light lunch take a shower and finish up. I already did the cardio so I shouldn't work up much of a sweat lol. I just need to do some core and very light lower body work ( still dealing with the pain from my knee surgery). I cannot wait for May ... Read more

  • 40 Day Strength Challenge - Day 9

    4/26/2016 11:22:04 AM, by PHOENIX2B

    It has been a little while (4 days) since I last blogged, because life has been a whirlwind. Four days ago I visited my mom and she had a stroke while I was present. I thank the Lord so much that I was there with her at the time, because otherwise she would have passed away in her bathroom. The past... Read more

  • I JUST DISCOVERED LISS

    4/25/2016 10:26:19 AM, by NINAB4REAL

    Taken from a Spark people article I looked at this morning. I used to be able to walk for miles and have spent 18 years on walking hospital floors - pains are emerging that are almost debilitating but I keep looking for ways to fight them. "Fitness has come full circle. After the industry's... Read more

  • Sunday

    4/24/2016 3:57:26 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    I went to the gym this morning. I walked for 30 minutes which is pretty good for me. I usually walk for 20 which was my plan. However, I was listening to one of my favorite groups sets from Coachella. It had a good pulsating beat so I just went with it. I added 5 minutes twice and when I got done I ... Read more

  • Migraines are gone!!

    4/24/2016 10:49:45 AM, by MISSA526

    Finally! I can deal with life again! Hurray! Thanks to everyone for all their support! ❤ 😃... Read more

  • Spark coach

    4/23/2016 1:46:01 PM, by MISSA526

    Today I will do a arm workout.... Read more

  • Thursday and Friday

    4/22/2016 5:22:04 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    Yesterday I made it to the gym. It was after everyone was trying to convince me not to. It had been raining which makes me achy and stiff. I went anyway and walked for 25 minutes. I felt better after I went. I had taken a pain pill and slathered icy hot on my knees before I left. Today there will be... Read more

  • 40 day strength challenge: Day 4 and 5

    4/22/2016 12:38:40 PM, by PHOENIX2B

    Day 4 was yesterday (Thursday), and was a scheduled rest day. I will rest one day a week from exercise. Yesterday was such an emotional day for several reasons, that it was a very hard day and I wanted to binge. I felt the brunt of grief that I feel for several loved ones and friends in my life that... Read more

  • Spark coach

    4/22/2016 10:53:07 AM, by MISSA526

    I feel like these migraines will never go away but I will exercise today!!&... Read more

  • Percentage Lost

    4/22/2016 9:56:37 AM, by CH64412010

    I started this journey about 11 weeks ago. I have lost a total of of 26 lbs! I am so happy with msyelf. I just keep telling myself I got this and pushing forward! I have 49 lbs to go until I reach my 1st goal of being under 200 lbs. It seemd so far away when I had 75 lbs to lose to get there, but no... Read more

  • Spark coach

    4/21/2016 7:27:18 AM, by MISSA526

    I have no weight loss motitvators in my actual like I have people on this site.... Read more

  • Getting there

    4/20/2016 7:48:56 PM, by USCHI0762

    Today is the first day I didn't feel like I was starving... YAY..... my belly seems to be getting used to be comfortable with smaller meals and I'm getting used to the feeling of being comfortable rather than stuffed.... It's a good feeling. I've lost 3 lbs in the past two weeks and my student r... Read more

  • 40 day strength challenge: Day 2 and 3

    4/20/2016 2:22:51 PM, by PHOENIX2B

    Yesterday (day 2), I exercised to CIZE. I did the next to the last DVD for the first time. It was very difficult for me to catch onto the choreography that first time, and I did 20 minutes of it. But I feel ok about stumbling and bumbling around at this stage in my journey, because I know that I wil... Read more

  • Tuesday

    4/19/2016 10:54:33 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    I made it to the gym this evening. My niece decided to go with me. She usually tells me no but this time she went. I walked for 25 minutes and for the last 5 minutes I added a little incline. I got a good workout. I felt it in my legs and was a little winded. I plan to go back in the morning. My mom... Read more

  • 40 day strength challenge: Day 1

    4/18/2016 5:51:35 PM, by PHOENIX2B

    I completed my first 30 days of exercise (in a row) yesterday. Now, my new goal is to exercise 6 days a week and to incorporate strength training into my routine for 3 of those 6 days. Today was my first day. I worked out to The FIRM, and lifted weights during the routine. I kept thinking the r... Read more

  • Sunday

    4/18/2016 11:13:03 AM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    Yesterday I walked a total of 4500 steps. I made it to the gym yesterday and walked for 15 minutes. I was running late and my walking partner only had that much time left. A few minutes is better than none. I also ran several errands. I plan to try and go to the gym this evening.... Read more

  • Feeling a bit overwhelmed

    4/18/2016 9:55:59 AM, by MISSA526

    I already cleaned Shawn's apt and I still have to do dishes. It's supposed to get to the 80s today and my Dad won't let us turn on the AC. I am not happy. I'd rather stay at Shawn's with AC and no food.... Read more

  • Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 30

    4/17/2016 10:49:15 AM, by PHOENIX2B

    Today is my last day of my 30 day exercise challenge, which was to exercise every day for at least 10 minutes a day. What an experience! It was the first time in my life that I have exercised every day for 30 days. I am so glad I did it. I was an exercise newbie... I had no desire to exercise when I... Read more

  • Spark coach

    4/17/2016 9:52:37 AM, by MISSA526

    How I feel in one sentence: I feel tired but determined!... Read more

  • Friday and Saturday

    4/16/2016 9:30:27 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    I made it to the gym yesterday. I walked for 20 minutes. Felt pretty good. I was winded when I got done. I still have several pounds of water weight to lose. But since my doctor visit on monday, I am down another 5 pounds. Which brings by water weight loss to 13 pounds. It was my plan to go to the ... Read more

  • Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 29

    4/16/2016 10:35:14 AM, by PHOENIX2B

    Day 29...tomorrow is the last day of my 30 day exercise challenge. I planned on going full out with exercise today and doing the 40 minute DVD this morning when I got up. However, I struggled a great deal today and ended up doing only 15 minutes because of asthma. However, the good thing I am learni... Read more

  • Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 27 and 28

    4/15/2016 7:48:32 PM, by PHOENIX2B

    Day 27 and 28... getting close to the end of my 30 day challenge! Yesterday was day 27, and I exercised 20 minutes. I was so extremely exhausted because of my work schedule that I needed to be good to myself and not push myself too hard yesterday. This morning, day 28, I did the whole CIZE DVD again... Read more

  • 2 1/2 months later

    4/15/2016 9:58:02 AM, by CH64412010

    Well, I received my first disappointment on this journey. I know more will come. I just need to get over this hump and keep pushing myself forward. The first 2 months I lost 20 lbs which was about 5 lbs every 2 weeks. This past 2 weeks I only lost 1 lbs. SOOOOO discouraging considering I knew this w... Read more

  • Lost the pound I gained!!

    4/15/2016 8:31:55 AM, by MISSA526

    Already put in some exercise today still need to do my cardio 362 . I'm feeling great! 334 I just got the MD Doctor;s workout 3 step exercise program! I'm going to start it on Tuesday. It says to do it 3-4 times a week but I'm starting out very slow at twice a week because it's 40 minutes long and ... Read more

  • Rewards

    4/14/2016 2:53:00 PM, by CH64412010

    I have started trying to reward myself along the way. After losing 20 lbs, I decided to start tanning and get a hair cut. I know tanning isn't the healthiest, but I really needed something to boost my confidence and make me feel better. After the 30 lbs weight loss, I am getting a gym membership. Af... Read more

  • Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 26

    4/13/2016 2:54:29 PM, by PHOENIX2B

    This morning the exercise was much easier. I got through the whole DVD (40 min) and even added a little flair to my dancing. About 25 minutes in, I wanted to quit, but somehow I ignored that thought and kept going. My blood pressure is lower and my body feels better... I haven't lost much weight yet... Read more

  • Return to the Gym

    4/12/2016 2:05:40 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    I made it back to the gym this morning. I only walked for 15 minutes and at 1.5 mph with no incline but it felt nice. Walk at this time and speed for part of this week. By the weekend I will increase the time by 5 minutes. I will continue to increase the time until I reach 30 minutes, then I will w... Read more

  • Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 25

    4/12/2016 10:56:30 AM, by PHOENIX2B

    This morning I wanted to lay in bed a little longer, but I shook myself, got up and exercised to CIZE. I didn't expect today's session to be so fun... It sped by and I was done with the dancing and cool down in 40 minutes. I needed this boost, because yesterday was an embarrassing day. I was going t... Read more

  • Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 24

    4/11/2016 9:55:21 PM, by PHOENIX2B

    Day 24. The ups and downs of life. I haven't been feeling that great (emotionally, not physically) yesterday and today. Lots of challenges yesterday and requests to act outside of my comfort zone, which was good for those I was doing service for but tiring and anxiety producing for me. Because of ho... Read more

  • Starting Over

    4/11/2016 11:55:37 AM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    I am in the process of starting over. I was recently in the hospital for a week. While I was there I lost all my tone and endurance. I take prednisone so the loss was probably more rapid and intense than for those who don't take the drug. I am taking baby steps to get back on track. I am hoping by ... Read more

  • Spark coach

    4/11/2016 9:20:52 AM, by MISSA526

    Okay I have to name 1 thing I like about my body. This is kind of embarrassing because it's my butt. It has always stayed lifted and it's the one body part that I feel confident about.... Read more

  • Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 22 and 23

    4/10/2016 11:50:23 AM, by PHOENIX2B

    Yesterday I was excited to weigh in (after 3 weeks), but I was initially dissapointed, because I had not lost any weight from the week before. I see other ways I have improved, though. I can tell my weight has shifted, and I can now wear clothes that I could not three weeks ago. Also, I was able to ... Read more

  • So tired of snow!

    4/9/2016 11:28:08 AM, by MISSA526

    I've worked out for 5 days in a row! 15 minutes everyday, not great but slow and steady wins the race! I'm also doing Upper body exercises every other day and stretching. I'm eating pretty good though the weekends are hard. But I'm happy with my progress overall!! 224 And I've lost weight! 9 I ... Read more

  • Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 21

    4/8/2016 11:58:33 AM, by PHOENIX2B

    Day 21 of the 30 day exercise challenge. I did 20 minutes this morning. I am trying to work on patience. A thought came to me... Why am I still winded and struggling when I have been exercising for 3 whole weeks? But then I shut that self-damaging thought down. Three weeks is a lot for a beginner, a... Read more

  • Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 20

    4/8/2016 12:10:14 AM, by PHOENIX2B

    Day 20. An exhausting day. Scraped by and did 11 minutes. So sleepy... Goodnight! 248... Read more

  • Diets

    4/6/2016 12:44:09 PM, by USCHI0762

    Ugh Diets Diets suck; no other way of putting that. I have to get myself kick started to get back into healthier eating as trying to do one thing at a time just isnt working for me. So I decided to give Slimfast a try I dont know who ever thought that a slimfast shake could hold yo... Read more

  • Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 19

    4/6/2016 11:11:41 AM, by PHOENIX2B

    Day 19. I always surprise myself, and I think I routinely underestimate myself. This is day 19 of my 30 day exercise challenge. I have been doing CIZE, and I am on the video "Full Out". There are lots of high impact moves in it, and I was sure I wouldn't be able to get past the 25 minute mark on tha... Read more

  • Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 18

    4/5/2016 11:39:27 AM, by PHOENIX2B

    Day 18. As I traverse this daily journey of commitment to daily exercise for 30 days straight, I am noticing that I have to face, head on, the situations that used to trip me up. Illness (a cold, flu or just not feeling well) used to trip me up and sabotage my exercise goals, but I haven't allowed t... Read more

  • Spark coach

    4/5/2016 8:16:36 AM, by MISSA526

    The one thing I'd like to do over the next 7 days is exercise at least 10 minutes a day.... Read more

  • Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 17

    4/4/2016 9:51:35 AM, by PHOENIX2B

    Day 17. It was really difficult getting up this Monday morning to exercise... It felt like pulling teeth. I am noticing that emotions may wane, and zeal, excitement and motivation may fluctuate. Sometimes I just have to ignore my thoughts and emotions and stay consistent. This month - April - is a m... Read more

  • Exercise by a newbie: Challenge day 15 and 16

    4/3/2016 9:38:29 AM, by PHOENIX2B

    Things are moving along. Yesterday I exercised and did the third CIZE video for the first time - Full Out. Whew, that one is high impact! At my present poundage, it took a lot to exercise with that one, and I got winded easily. Yesterday I did about 14 minutes before tiring out. Today I woke u... Read more

  • Spark coach

    4/3/2016 8:40:48 AM, by MISSA526

    To me health means being able to walk long distances without getting winded, eating healthy food's, and being a weight that eases my knee pain.... Read more

  • Kind words from strangers

    4/2/2016 11:51:11 AM, by CH64412010

    This will be my 3rd blog posts! Seeing the comments and support from people I don't even know is so encouraging! To know we are all in this together is very helpful! Especially at a time in the world when people are not so kind to one another! Thank you everyone and sparkpeople for the amazing suppo... Read more

  • Exercise by a newbie: challenge day 13 and 14

    4/1/2016 5:01:56 PM, by PHOENIX2B

    I didn't blog yesterday... It was one of those days of being extra tired. I did exercise 15 minutes, though, so I still kept my personal commitment to exercise daily during the 30-day challenge. Today is the last scheduled day for the CIZE video "You've got this". Tomorrow I am supposed to move... Read more

  • After 2 months

    4/1/2016 1:22:18 PM, by CH64412010

    After 2 months on this weight loss journey (for the umpteenth time), I have lost 20 lbs! I am beyond excited and feeling so good and positive. My husband tells me he has never seen me work this hard before. I have tried multiple times to lose weight. Its good when other people can see your drive and... Read more

  • Spark coach

    3/31/2016 10:30:36 AM, by MISSA526

    Major fitness goal I'm working on is exercising for 20minutes straight.... Read more