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  • Ugh

    5/27/2016 9:05:58 PM, by SWIMMINGMOM

    I am craving everything... Read more

  • Not great news from the follow up with the orthopedic surgeon

    5/27/2016 11:57:37 AM, by MISSA526

    Not very happy right now. Went to see him because me knee I had surgery on he took x-rays. .it turns out My arthritis has gotten a lot worse in less than 3 months. 39 I got a cortisone shot and the good news is it's feeling much better. Now the second bad news. My shoulder has been killing me a... Read more

  • Girl Scout day

    5/25/2016 7:58:05 PM, by SWIMMINGMOM

    Makes for a lot of mental and physical working out... Read more

  • Time to Move - Growth

    5/25/2016 2:34:18 PM, by LADYMACK24

    Have you ever felt stuck? Felt like your life was just like the movie "Groundhog Day"? Like you keep repeating the same day, events, people, and circumstances? Feel like you were supposed to be doing something else? You are supposed to be doing something bigger? Something greater? Well, lately... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/25/2016 2:04:47 PM, by MISSA526

    "Going clothes shopping makes me feel: awful. Here's why, I'm overweight and only 5"1'. It is so hard to find clothes that are cheap and fit me. And look good. Jeans shopping makes me insane. It is so difficult! At least it's summer and I can buy shorts and not deal with length issues.... Read more

  • Progress

    5/24/2016 9:50:54 PM, by SWIMMINGMOM

    Making progress... Read more

  • Back Home

    5/24/2016 9:25:36 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    I made it back home from MS last night. It was a good trip down. The drive back wasn't so bad. I did pretty well at making good eating choices. The worse food choice I made was homemade caramel cake and fettuccine alfredo. Today I am spending the day resting. I feel like a zombie. Tomorrow I will r... Read more

  • The 28-Day "Plank Challenge"

    5/24/2016 7:03:16 PM, by LADYMACK24

    I've been gone for so long. I'm back and starting out with a quick challenge to get back in the groove. Feel free to join in. www.womendailymagazine.com/4
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    muscles/ Beginning waist measurement: 34.25" 7 Day 1: 20 seconds - May ... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/24/2016 9:31:58 AM, by MISSA526

    Favorite motivational quote: Be yourself. An original is worth more than a copy!... Read more

  • Rest day

    5/22/2016 7:38:14 PM, by SWIMMINGMOM

    Enjoying mellow day... Read more

  • Our own motivation

    5/22/2016 12:26:46 PM, by CH64412010

    I was talking to someone about my weight loss of 35 lbs so far. She was telling me how proud she was and would like to do it for herself but she has no one to motivate her and that she wished her husband would do it with her. If we wait on someone else to motivate us and push us, we will never make ... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/22/2016 10:54:43 AM, by MISSA526

    The healthy habit I have the hardest time sticking with is eating healthy on the weekends. I do great during the week but then I lose all willpower on the weekend. I'm doing a little better this weekend but not where I should be.g... Read more

  • 10 mins at the hotel

    5/22/2016 12:10:32 AM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    We didn't arrive until 8 this evening at our hotel in Mississippi. We should've been here sooner but we were way off schedule. Once we got in and settled. I ordered some food. A small veggie pizza and salad. After baby niece and mom crashed. I snucked down to the fitness room to get in some minutes... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/21/2016 3:18:39 PM, by MISSA526

    My friends are definitely a negative effect on my eating. They don't live close by so when I see them they always want to go out and eat for every meal. And my boyfriend is always showing his love through food. But I did lose 20pounds so somethings going right!... Read more

  • May 20, 2016

    5/20/2016 8:26:44 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    I walked for 25 minutes today. I probably could have walked a little longer than that but my feet were starting to talk to me and not in a good way. Tomorrow there won't be any gym time as I will be on the road in the morning heading to Mississippi for a high school graduation. My mom's longtime fri... Read more

  • 3 1/2 MONTHS

    5/20/2016 10:06:45 AM, by CH64412010

    Well, I wanted to check in with where I was. I am down 35 lbs! I am so excited I am actually doing this! I started at 275. As of this morning, I am at 240. I hope to lose 5 more by June 4th when we leave for vacation. That will be my first big goal. I know realistically, it will start slowing down t... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/20/2016 7:03:52 AM, by MISSA526

    List 3 things I've been doing well this past week: exercise, a lot of strength training, eating better, more vitamin rich smoothies, staying within my calorie range.... Read more

  • Shrinking Belly and Love handles

    5/19/2016 11:41:43 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    Today I noticed that my belly and love handles are shrinking!! My shirts are fitting better and I've been able to go down a size. I still have a belly but it doesn't stick out as much as it did previously. That was the highlight of my day. Yea the rest of me is shrinking as well but wow to lose some... Read more

  • Pizza

    5/19/2016 8:40:46 PM, by SWIMMINGMOM

    Yummy... Read more

  • Have a buddy

    5/19/2016 12:29:02 PM, by SWIMMINGMOM

    My neighbor and I are working together now!... Read more

  • Walking

    5/18/2016 10:33:01 PM, by SWIMMINGMOM

    Did an extra walk today!... Read more

  • Back on the Treadmill

    5/18/2016 2:58:20 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    The rain finally stopped! Yay!! I was able to return to Planet Fitness to get my walk in. I did strength train during the rainy days. I also tried to use my cardio DVDs as well but it didn't feel the same. It didn't help that the battery pack for my life vest (medical equipment) started bouncing aro... Read more

  • wait, there's more

    5/17/2016 2:52:52 PM, by SWIMMINGMOM

    When I weighed myself today ( I usually doo Tuesdays only, just did yesterday because...) I have lost 3-3.5 pounds total! Yipeee!!!!... Read more

  • Just keep on top of it

    5/17/2016 12:11:54 AM, by SWIMMINGMOM

    Finally, list 1 pound... Read more

  • Fun weekend

    5/15/2016 5:21:41 PM, by SWIMMINGMOM

    Enjoyed some fun family time at Great Wolf Lodge! What a great place!... Read more

  • Weekly Goals

    5/15/2016 11:02:41 AM, by ROGUEKAT

    Last week my goals were: *Log every bite of food I eat *stay under 1600 calories *No fast food I was at a conference with many others and really didn't meet my goals, however I did stay mindful of what I was eating and chose the best options I could find when they were available. I was... Read more

  • Back On Track

    5/14/2016 7:40:38 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    I returned to the gym today after being away for a week. I recently had a medication adjustment because I was retaining fluid. Since the medication adjustment, I've lost a good amount of the fluid and can safely exercise again. I went to the gym this morning and walked for 25 minutes. I was thinkin... Read more

  • Fun exercise

    5/14/2016 2:24:17 PM, by SWIMMINGMOM

    On my way to Great Wolf Lodge! Looking forward to fun exercise... Read more

  • Still trying

    5/13/2016 1:10:21 PM, by SWIMMINGMOM

    Okay, I'm staying more focused. Realizing that eating might be the real issue here. Trying to be more balanced and nibble on vegetables instead of fruits... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/13/2016 6:13:11 AM, by MISSA526

    Today I feel sick but at least I got my yoga in!... Read more

  • Day 16

    5/11/2016 6:02:49 PM, by SWIMMINGMOM

    Still haven't lost weight. I'm getting a little frustrated. I'm eating right and all that I think maybe I'll try eating more as suggested by somebody else.... Read more

  • Celiac Disease?

    5/10/2016 9:10:22 PM, by ROGUEKAT

    Got a blood test for that today and a referral for a gastroenterologist today. Looks like an upper GI and colonoscopy is in the plans. Not sure what to make of that... Will start gluten free as of today. I have zero idea how that will really work but ready to learn more. Pizza... beer....... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/10/2016 12:51:59 PM, by MISSA526

    My major fitness goal I'm trying to reach is 25 minutes of cardio and starting to do the MD the Doctor's workout. Also some Pilates and yoga. On my off days. But I need to get my right knee fixed up its swollen and no one seems to be able to help me.... Read more

  • Mother's Day and Today Activities

    5/9/2016 10:18:13 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    Yesterday morning I made it to the gym and walked for 30 minutes. I wanted to get my workout in before I started my day with my awesome mom. I got my mom a new set of pj's and matching slippers as well as a outfit. Plus I got the little deep fryer she wanted. She already has plans for the outfit and... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/9/2016 11:46:02 AM, by MISSA526

    How often do I give 100% during my workout? It's hard with my knee being screwed up again. But I feel like I do give it all during my upper body and ab workout!... Read more

  • Mother's Day Weekend

    5/9/2016 9:42:07 AM, by CH64412010

    Well, I was not very good this weekend. Saturday I went OVER my calorie intake, but I did manage to get in some exercise. Sunday, I stayed within calories, but did not get my exercise in. I literally vegged out on the couch for half of the day. I keep telling myself it was good to get in a rest day.... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/6/2016 7:03:46 AM, by MISSA526

    I'm feeling very optimistic because I lost the weight I had gained and am back below 170!!!... Read more

  • Gym less for 2 days

    5/5/2016 11:53:59 PM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    Yesterday I did not go to the gym nor did I do any exercise whatsoever. My body needed the time off. You know you're in a situation when you wake up tired and just can't get it in gear. So I spent yesterday just relaxing, napping and binge watching tv. Today there was no gym as well but I felt be... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/5/2016 4:42:54 AM, by MISSA526

    Name one or more things you like about you about your body. I like my butt, it's always perky 😉. I like my hair it's always been there for me ❤. I like my sides it's the first place I lose weight 😃!... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/4/2016 8:06:33 AM, by MISSA526

    In the next 7 days I plan to exercise 4 days. It would be more but I have have a Dr appointment today and botox tomorrow for my migraines on Thursday which makes it hard to do much for 2-3 days.... Read more

  • Day 3

    5/3/2016 6:06:42 PM, by SWIMMINGMOM

    Well, no change in weight in three days, I thought I'd at least lose a pound. I will go back to only weighing myself every week. At least I didn't gain!... Read more

  • Progress is progress

    5/3/2016 10:47:54 AM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    Today I noticed the rolls on my arms are shrinking and I've lost the cottage cheese fat in my upper arms. I can also feel my arm muscles. In my lower legs the rolls are tightening up and I don't jiggle as much when I walk. I've been going to the gym fairly consistently since I was discharged from t... Read more

  • Selfish

    5/2/2016 12:44:51 PM, by CH64412010

    Ok so the good news is, I have inspired others to lose weight as well. So, here's the bad news: I've inspired others to lose weight as well. haha. I catch myself getting jealous or resentful when I have been doing this for 3 months and others see my success (I have lost 30 lbs) and want to do it for... Read more

  • Busy Saturday

    5/1/2016 11:33:40 AM, by HEALTHIER-TT

    Yesterday was a busy day. I started my day out by doing 30 minutes of strength training. I did legs, arm, and a little core. I ended the day by doing 20 minutes of walking on the treadmill. Today my plan is to clean my house. I'm the only one here for the time being so I can get it done. Later I wil... Read more

  • 40 Day Strength Challenge - Day 13

    4/30/2016 1:12:29 PM, by PHOENIX2B

    Just checking in. This week has been difficult. My mom had a massive stroke on Saturday, and on Thursday we took her off life support. She is still alive but in a hospice situation awaiting her transition. Her advanced directive said that she did not want to live a low quality of life (on life suppo... Read more

  • Spark coach

    4/30/2016 8:20:31 AM, by MISSA526

    To me health means being able to walk a mile and not get winded. It means eating healthy 80% of the time. It beans getting to a happy weight and not feeling so embarrassed going out in public (something I need to work on personally). It just means feeling content in general.... Read more

  • 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