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  • My Journey

    10/6/2015 1:59:57 PM, by BEVERLEE

    here I am again: starting over for the 1,000th time. Isn't it grand that I can start over again?... Read more

  • Busy Days Are Better When You Plan Ahead!

    10/6/2015 12:23:40 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Today I'm working from 7:30 am until after 9:00 tonight. So I got up and did a Sparkpeople 14 minute Yoga workout video and a 16 minute Sparkpeople Bollywood cardio video. Been in the habit of fixing food and snacks the night before, so have healthy stuff with me. Did my "10 at 10" and it really ... Read more

  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    10/6/2015 10:53:50 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Never give up

    10/6/2015 7:20:40 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Monday, Fun Day! =)

    10/5/2015 9:02:39 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Good Choices Lead to Good Results

    10/5/2015 12:44:39 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    So great to know that even though I had a couple of months off the radar and lost a little ground, I'm back on track with a vengeance. That is so exciting! When I think of where I'll be in six months, I can't wait! Lots of good choices being made. Dealing with my anxiety without medication - act... Read more

  • Moving forward

    10/5/2015 7:23:38 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Sunday's Smile =)

    10/4/2015 10:54:00 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Getting past obstacles

    10/4/2015 10:36:58 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Day 51!

    10/4/2015 9:52:20 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    I just want to say I'm proud of myself. I need to say it. Haven't been perfect but I have been walking and tracking and monitoring intake. Scale not really moving but I am determined.... Read more

  • I am numb

    10/4/2015 9:37:40 AM, by MISSA526

    Shawn, my boyfriend, his mom died today of a massive aneurysm. She was 63 years old. I played care taker for everyone especially him. She was like a second mom to me. I've known her over half my life. I was there when she died. I am staying strong for Shawn. Please send prayers for his family.... Read more

  • I am numb

    10/3/2015 10:18:05 PM, by MISSA526

    Shawn, my boyfriend, his mom died today of a massive aneurysm. She was 63 years old. I played care taker for everyone especially him. She was like a second mom to me. I've known her over half my life. I was there when she died. I am staying strong for Shawn. Please send prayers for his family.... Read more

  • When it rains it pours

    10/3/2015 3:31:57 PM, by MISSA526

    Where do I even begin... My Baker;s Cyst came back within a few days of it getting it drained. I saw my Rhuemotologist a little over two weeks ago and she ruled out osteoarthritis. She treated my knee pain and the Baker's Cyst with steroid injections and said if the pain comes back I need to come in... Read more

  • Silly Saturday =)

    10/3/2015 2:54:29 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Saturday Updates

    10/3/2015 12:15:58 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Happy Saturday, everyone. Lots of updates. Hurricane - thank all the gods, the monster went out to sea. I am SO grateful for that because we have had so much rain it would have been really scary. We have a lot of tall pine trees around our house, lots of sandy soil, and it had been raining ... Read more

  • I love October

    10/3/2015 10:02:42 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Cooler weather, crisp feeling in the air, whats not to love? I remained solid in my weight gain/loss for Sept and that was somewhat disappointing but I am overjoyed that I stuck with my plan and logged in and followed Sparkpeople daily . What a huge accomplishment for me. So this blog entry celebr... Read more

  • Positive vibes for all

    10/3/2015 8:55:36 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Feline Friday =^..^=

    10/2/2015 3:17:41 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

    This is how I've felt most of the week fighting this blasted cold!!! ... Read more

  • Some Days It Sucks...

    10/2/2015 1:50:17 PM, by DREDZONE71

    I'm actually feeling pretty good today, but yesterday was rough. Nothing particular happened, I just wanted things I can't have. You know, - cookies, chips and dip, a thick crust pizza? And I simply accepted that some days are gonna suck. We all have days when we have cravings, or really don... Read more

  • Friday

    10/2/2015 7:25:36 AM, by MARCYLA

    It has been a crazy busy week. I did not get to the gym as much as I would have liked. I am happy to say I'm one more pound down and into the 170's! I have not seen these in over 2 years!... Read more

  • Thursday's Thought =)

    10/1/2015 9:50:44 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Fall weather in Sacramento yesterday

    10/1/2015 9:36:18 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Nice overcast day with a few drops of rain yesterday. Made walking a bit more interesting as there was a fall feel to the day. More heat on the way.... Read more

  • Be grateful

    10/1/2015 7:15:07 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Panic Attack Night

    10/1/2015 6:32:27 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Up all night. Doc had prescribed a new med (Topirimate) for sleep but all it did was give me panic attacks. Every time I laid down my brain said, "Get up you can't breathe!" Makes NO sense! Literally sat in the chair and maybe dozed for a couple of hours total. Now off to work. Sheesh. Won't be taki... Read more

  • Joaquin on the Way?

    9/30/2015 8:06:33 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003 appears that almost all of the hurricane tracking models have Joaquin making landfall right about.... mid NC. Guess where we live? So...send us some good mojo. We already have a ton of standing water from excessive rain. More rain is not a good thing. Heavy winds are scary, too, ... Read more

  • Wednesday's Wisdom =)

    9/30/2015 9:22:19 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Nahko

    9/30/2015 7:24:27 AM, by MARCYLA

    This is Nahko Bear and another musician. Nahko's music has been very inspiring for me. I believe in the good things coming.... Read more

  • Goal Accomplished

    9/29/2015 3:52:47 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    At my new doc for a physical. Trying to be good and actually use all my health insurance and not just pay for it. Already did the dentist, general doctor today and eye doctor tomorrow. Making ME a priority!... Read more

  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    9/29/2015 2:09:56 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Not much to say

    9/29/2015 7:59:40 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Still exercising every day pants feel loose.... Read more

  • Running out of words

    9/29/2015 7:30:27 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Monday Pun Fun =)

    9/28/2015 8:45:10 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Long Day But Fulfilled

    9/28/2015 8:41:32 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Got to the office at 7:30 am. So enjoying being back in the field doing CPS assessment/investigations again. Love investigations and working with families. Also helped facilitate the Nurturing Parents class tonight. Tired but feeling that all my efforts are making a difference in the world and t... Read more

  • Incentives!

    9/28/2015 2:22:24 PM, by DREDZONE71

    So, let me start by telling you a quick story... My darling husband knows that I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with the amount of weight I want to lose. (80 - 110 pounds). It can feel like no matter what you lose, you're still 'fat' so why bother. But I am committed to being healthier and more... Read more

  • Motivation Monday

    9/28/2015 7:42:21 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • I Am Feeling So Zen Right Now...

    9/27/2015 4:24:15 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    What a great night last night! We rocked the house until almost 1:30 am, so I definitely hit my fitness goals for yesterday and today with one fell swoop! Here's some pics of my alter ego rocker chick: Got home about 3:00 am and slept until 9:00 am. Got up and did two loads of lau... Read more

  • Sunday's Smile =)

    9/27/2015 10:35:00 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Beginning of another week

    9/27/2015 9:55:47 AM, by MARCYLA

    Two more pounds down for a total of 13 pounds. My goal is at least 30 more. I've been doing this for about 2 months. I'm confident and really feeling good about this healthier lifestyle. I wish everyone the same! Have a great week!... Read more

  • First 5 K

    9/27/2015 9:26:51 AM, by INTEND2LOSE

    Yesterday, I walked (there's no way I can run!!) my first 5K for the Bridge Bash in Cotter, Arkansas, to raise money for North East Arkansas food pantry. My time was one hour, 20 minutes. I was the last one back to the Bridge, but I did make it. But boy do my poor feet ache this morning! LOL I... Read more

  • Silly Saturday =)

    9/26/2015 1:17:50 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Week end

    9/26/2015 10:04:01 AM, by MARCYLA

    This week I did not get to the gym as much as I would have liked to due to work events. I did do a lot of yard yard and kept active otherwise. To end the week, I have got a nasty cough and cold, yuck! I won't let it bring me down too much. Have a great weekend!... Read more

  • Happy Saturday!

    9/26/2015 8:07:53 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Up early after a great week. Actually slept without any kind of sleeping pills for the first time since I can remember. Got a gig tonight and that always burns up a whole lot of calories so I'm really excited about that. Hope you all have a rockin weekend! I GOT THIS.... Read more

  • Feline Friday =^..^=

    9/25/2015 6:20:01 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Friday

    9/25/2015 7:14:39 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Fat is Not a Feeling

    9/24/2015 6:54:40 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    WOW. Just wow. Saw this on DailySpark and I think it may be the best video that really GETS IT that I've ever seen. I am saving it so I can watch it - a lot - maybe even every day.
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  • Preparing For Change

    9/24/2015 11:32:10 AM, by DREDZONE71

    As many of you may know, I am kicking off my diet plan on October 1, 2015. I've received all my NutriSystem food and I just got my FitBit Charge, which is all very exciting. But now I have 6 more days before I actually start the diet! In the meantime, I'm using the next week to stretch, dri... Read more

  • Thursday's Thought =)

    9/24/2015 9:30:45 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Motivation

    9/24/2015 7:24:34 AM, by MARCYLA

    I thought this quote really fits here. Have a great day!... Read more

  • Wednesday's Wisdom =)

    9/23/2015 9:43:37 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Analysis of Yesterday Evening

    9/23/2015 11:08:22 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Had an interesting evening and I think I want to analyze it to "connect the dots." I have been on a high the last couple of days - getting over a terrible cold and finally feeling good physically, having my eating under control (for the most part), doing exercise, drinking water, etc. Got home... Read more

  • Midweek

    9/23/2015 7:24:46 AM, by MARCYLA

    I know it doesn't have to do with weight loss and what not but this is one of my favorite quotes. It reminds me of being positive and nonjudgmental. Have a great day!... Read more

  • Good Day

    9/22/2015 11:15:47 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    I had a good day. I was productive at work. I got a new client file set up in a binder. I kinda sorta got the piles at my desk organized. I have to get that filed as well. It will happen eventually. I met both step goals today. I met both when I went to the gym tonight. Since I was super tired, I o... Read more

  • Brain Conversations

    9/22/2015 1:34:45 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Had to share this conversation that I had with my brain: Me: Yes! Going to the nearby park to take a walk at lunch time. Going to wear my new pink Adidas! Brain: But what if you get sweaty... Me: It's not that hot. Brain: It is when you're walking. Me: I won't smell. Be... Read more

  • Juggling.

    9/22/2015 10:40:55 AM, by SPINSTER321

    Good day. I started a new job yesterday, and the commute is long. (I plan to move nearer by the end of the year.) I'm studying for a major exam. I exercise 3-5 times per week (usually averaging 4 times per week) and still won't lose weight. It's very annoying and I wanna give up because it seems po... Read more

  • Thank You to My Faithful Friends!

    9/22/2015 9:24:40 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Just a quick shout out to those of you who have been so faithfully there for me. It seems like no matter what ups and downs I have, when I come back - you are just as encouraging and loving as always. I APPRECIATE YOU! In line with that, I was replying to a private message from a dear SparkFr... Read more

  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    9/22/2015 9:08:37 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Tuesday

    9/22/2015 7:33:39 AM, by MARCYLA

    Stepped on the scale today as I did not lose anything last week. 2 pounds down! I'm doing something right. With my new meds I have had a loss of appetite and I'm sure that makes a difference. Happy Tuesday everyone!... Read more

  • Feeling Better

    9/21/2015 10:29:09 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Happy Monday all! Feeling so much better today - been REALLY sick with the crazy crud for almost 3 weeks. Plus treating myself like crap certainly hasn't helped. I am back on track and keeping my goals today so feeling better all the way around. Reinstituted the "10 at 10 and 2" with my boss's b... Read more

  • Monday Morning Blues...

    9/21/2015 9:30:05 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Motivation Monday

    9/21/2015 7:26:11 AM, by MARCYLA

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  • Sunday

    9/20/2015 9:55:59 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    Today I met both goals. I met my spark and jawbone goal. They are different by 500 steps. I decided the stagger the goals so I can make at least one if not both. To make sure I met my goal, I walked for 20 minutes at the gym. I couldn't walk for longer than that because the gym was preparing to clo... Read more

  • Sunday's Smile =)

    9/20/2015 11:14:17 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • The struggle

    9/20/2015 11:05:13 AM, by MARCYLA

    I was put on some new meds for my anxiety. I did not sleep Friday night and struggled with side effects all day yesterday. It was aweful. I hardly ate, couldn't move, and was just not me. Today I am feeling better so far and slept good last night. I'm hoping to get back to me now! Have a great day e... Read more

  • I Can Never Give Up.... I Won't

    9/20/2015 10:39:30 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Hello everyone. I had RNY surgery in 2001. I was just under 400 pounds at the time. I lost down to 232 in less than a year. However, there was no emphasis on after care and I quickly resumed old habits; plus I slowly have been able to eat more and more, particularly carbs which are my nemesis. ... Read more

  • Silly Saturday =)

    9/19/2015 10:06:35 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Scale not moving

    9/19/2015 9:05:30 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Exercising like crazy, portion control on intake, scale not moving. But I am focused and determined. Somewhat bummed but staying strong and making plans to keep up the effort. Walking getting a bit easier and I'm getting faster. Yesterday I went to 50 minute bike ride for 12 miles and I walked 10,... Read more

  • Plateau

    9/19/2015 8:25:57 AM, by MARCYLA

    I believe I have hit a plateau. I have stayed at the same weight. Any ideas to get past this? Maybe it's time to step it up a bit.... Read more

  • Feline Friday =^..^=

    9/18/2015 8:38:05 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Amazing!!!

    9/18/2015 7:49:48 AM, by MARCYLA

    Today I was able to comfortably fit in my favorite pair of jeans that I have not been able to wear for a very long time! I haven't lost that much weight yet but I must be losing inches too. What a wonderful feeling ­čĺť... Read more

  • Thursday's Thought =)

    9/17/2015 2:26:47 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Thursday

    9/17/2015 7:27:11 AM, by MARCYLA

    So far this week I'm sticking with it pretty well. I need to add more fruits and veggies though. They seem to be going bad in my fridge to fast. I also need to add more strength/toning. These will be my next goals. Have a fabulous day!... Read more

  • Wednesday's Wisdom =)

    9/16/2015 8:57:55 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Exercise on vacation

    9/16/2015 9:56:00 AM, by LADYMACK24

    I was blessed with a trip to Puerto Rico. But it was so not the vacation one would think. Ya girl got her walk on. Here are my step totals for the days there: Wednesday 9,337 Thursday 11,090 Friday 14,456 Saturday  21,125 Sunday 14,389... Read more

  • Rough Time

    9/16/2015 9:13:01 AM, by MARCYLA

    My husband did not come home after work last night. He did not answer calls or texts. The kids and I went looking for him in case he fell asleep in his car somewhere (weird sleep issues). We never found him. I got up in the night to use the bathroom and found he had come home, shut off the night... Read more

  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    9/15/2015 12:01:44 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Better

    9/15/2015 7:27:18 AM, by MARCYLA

    I did not feel well yesterday so my fresh start with exercise anyways didn't work out. Hopefully today I will be better. I cannot lose if I do not move. Have a great day everyone!... Read more

  • Monday Pun Fun =)

    9/14/2015 7:15:33 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • productive walk week

    9/14/2015 8:55:43 AM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    Last week, I think I did fairly well. I didn't make my step goal 3 days but I was well over 3000 steps. It just didn't happen. Then I had two days were I went over my step goal of 5000 steps. So I am pretty happy about that. I am happy with the fact no matter what I kept moving. That is my plan for ... Read more

  • Fresh Start after vacation

    9/14/2015 7:21:48 AM, by MARCYLA

    I had an amazing vacation! I was unable to log while there. I did not make the healthiest food choices but I got lots of exercise. Off to a fresh start!... Read more

  • Sunday's Smile =)

    9/13/2015 11:14:17 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • I did one.

    9/13/2015 8:27:28 AM, by ZOEWMU

    Well, I didn't do it perfectly, or how I thought it would turn out, but I did it. I made it through a whole day without any dessert or snack foods. Lately, that's been huge for me. And I think that is going to make the difference. I hate to say that I can't have those things, anything in moderat... Read more

  • Silly Saturday =)

    9/12/2015 3:03:57 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Tomorrow is 30 days!!!

    9/12/2015 10:49:11 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Don't think I've ever made 30 days of an exercise/weight loss plan before. Thanks Sparkpeople for the support.... Read more

  • Finding motivation....

    9/12/2015 10:26:59 AM, by ZOEWMU

    2 months. I've been off track for about 2 months. I tried, over and over to get my motivation back, to do what I know what worked, what I know I needed to do. And I could never get there. Sometimes I was able to for a day, sometimes not even that long. It was so frustrating. I knew what I need... Read more

  • Feline Friday =^..^=

    9/11/2015 7:16:08 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Thursday's Thought =)

    9/10/2015 12:37:33 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • off to vacation

    9/10/2015 8:18:37 AM, by MARCYLA

    I have not had a vacation in a very long time. I'm so excited! I have no idea what cell service looks like there but my intention is to keep going even through vacation. Maybe I'll be able to post pictures too!... Read more

  • Struggle

    9/9/2015 11:21:06 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    Today I wasn't feeling well. I didn't know it at the time but my blood pressure was running low. It has started to stabilized but it may the day miserable. I didn't make it to 5000 steps but I did make it to 4000. Also didn't help my blood sugar spiked. I am happy with what I did considering how I f... Read more

  • Wednesday's Wisdom =)

    9/9/2015 8:18:49 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Vacation

    9/9/2015 9:14:29 AM, by MARCYLA

    One day until vacation! Yay! I will have no problem staying on track. I may have a few beers but I'll make sure to keep on track. There will be plenty of exercise (:... Read more

  • Wednesday

    9/9/2015 8:44:11 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Anxious about weighing in today, really hope that the scale moves. I have been trying so hard. Feel great about removing wine from the diet, know Im saving a lot of calories from that glass or two a day. My family is getting great meals prepared and eating healthier. The girls took salads in the... Read more

  • Busy day

    9/8/2015 11:03:47 PM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Got my 2 miles in early so Im having a great day! Hungry but happy.... Read more

  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    9/8/2015 9:22:48 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

    It's funny because it's true! Have a great day! 334 ... Read more

  • First day of school

    9/8/2015 8:15:44 AM, by MARCYLA

    My kids are growing up. One is starting 8th and another in 2nd at a new school. Before you know it my little one will be starting school. Now is the time to get healthy and enjoy these precious moments!... Read more

  • Awesome Recovery

    9/7/2015 9:46:55 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    Saturday and Sunday didn't go well at all. I didn't make 2000 steps on either day let alone my goal of 5000. My week and the heat definitely caught up to me and turned me into a blob of goo. Today was cooler compared to the previous two days and I had caught up on my rest. When I ran up to my office... Read more

  • Happ Labor Day! =)

    9/7/2015 2:24:50 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Scale not moving

    9/7/2015 10:45:46 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    So what???? I will remain focused.... Read more

  • Happy Labor Day!

    9/7/2015 9:49:17 AM, by MARCYLA

    Month 2: Wow! My kids start school tomorrow! Another school year, I don't want summer to be over. OK enough whining.... My goals for month 2: I will keep the goal of trying something new at the gym. Also, I believe it is time to step up my activity level more as I sit in a desk all day. I will need ... Read more

  • Holding on

    9/6/2015 4:49:50 PM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Scale did not move but I am staying motivated. Watching Layover with Anthony Bourdain, might need to stop that as it focuses on food, food and great food.... Read more