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  • Happy Hump Day

    9/1/2015 11:19:53 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and enjoy your day send out love light hoy and happiness hugs... Read more

  • Saying "I love you" before it's too late

    9/1/2015 10:07:45 PM, by MARJORIEWRIGHT

    I lost a wonderful lady in my life a week ago. My grandmother passed away last Tuesday while my Aunt (her daughter) and I were on our way out to see her. We found out about the second weekend of August that her kidney disease was progressing and so we made plans with the full support of my husband t... Read more

  • Believe it

    9/1/2015 10:03:21 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh ... Read more


    9/1/2015 7:22:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    from NANA-B-FITZ Please, please, please see my sparkpage for the wonderful emoticons ! 303 September Motivation for You & Especially Me S - Spark on emoticon E - Eat Healthy emoticon P -Push Yourself emoticon T - Tough It Out, Stay Stroung emoticon E - Exe... Read more

  • Day 2 of my re-start

    9/1/2015 6:58:09 PM, by CCBULLDOG

    Let me begin by saying, I have been a spark member since 2009 (I'm a oldie) 198 . I started at the weight of 176 24 but watched my weight slowly go down to 135 104 . It took hard work-- tracking and working out and had a great support group with my spark-friends. I guess like so many of us I go... Read more

  • Moving outside of our comfort level is scary

    9/1/2015 1:56:07 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Tonight is my first boot camp. I've done obstacle training ones but this is the first time I'm doing a general, kick your butt, boot camp. I'm excited, but scared to do this! (I was given a heads up on what will be involved.) Yesterday I came up with a million excuses why I wasn't going to ... Read more

  • Wow!

    9/1/2015 12:55:13 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    I thought phase 1 of this workout plan was tough! Well now I'm on phase two and, honestly, I'm going to be seeing results, because I can already feel how effective this workout is. Today's added new focus steps. ... Read more

  • Goodness

    9/1/2015 11:28:53 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Thou art good, and doest good Psalm 119:68 God is good. He is not just partially good, or occasionally good, but He is goodness itself. His goodness is not merely an internal attribute however. God is good and so He does good! God is working all things together for good to those who love Him! So,... Read more

  • Possible

    8/31/2015 8:29:41 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • The little engine...

    8/31/2015 3:48:11 PM, by THEETSYBAY

    I'm still chugging along. Yesterday mom asked me if I'd lost any weight. I said IDK since I hate weighing myself lately. But decided I needed to keep track again. So I did...not sure how I compare to myself. 40 I mean, I should've weighed myself before I went for my initial consultati... Read more

  • Beck--Chris' advantages if she chooses to make healthy choices

    8/31/2015 2:50:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    If I don’t over eat… 1. I’ll have more energy for fun things. 2. My clothes will fit more comfortably. 3. I’ll act with more confidence. 4. I will have an easier time thinking that others see me as intelligent. 5. I will have an easier time thinking that others respect me. 6. ... Read more

  • Strange thoughts

    8/31/2015 1:03:57 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    sometimes I can have the craziest thoughts. I've been reading about everyone and the Fitbit and here's what hit my mind. Horses wear a bit in their mouth to be guided, so maybe the Fitbit shouldn't fit the worst but should go in our mouth so in could guide us to healthy eating. Maybe it could even t... Read more


    8/31/2015 12:41:32 PM, by DBOUDRIE

    Here I am thinking "I've got this one down" I sat down at the kitchen table for breakfast, lunch and supper and I'm giving myself a big that a girl!!! While i was cleaning up the kitchen I was wanting a little something sweet so I took a caramel and put it in my mouth. Sabotaging thought "Its only o... Read more

  • Power outages, earthquakes and rain oh my

    8/31/2015 11:35:34 AM, by TIKITAMI

    This weekend our area got hit with a wind storm and a couple of small earthquakes. Lots of homes still without power, we're one of the lucky ones, ours came on within a few hours. I watched trees come tumbling down including a huge one in the farmer's market. Driving home it snowed branches and I... Read more

  • Time

    8/31/2015 11:27:46 AM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Time is a precious resource, that I'm choosing to budget a bit on my health.... Read more

  • Aug. 31-Sept. 6 Workout Schedule

    8/31/2015 8:54:49 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Kickin It With Keaira Tuesday - 4 Miles, Lean Abs, Metabolic 1 Wednesday - 6 Miles, BHT, Shoulder Stablization Thursday - 4 Miles, Supreme Stretch Friday - Cardio Sculpt, Total Body Integration Saturday - 12 Miles, Kickin It With Keaira Sunday - Meditation Yoga... Read more

  • Hi SparkPeople!

    8/30/2015 10:19:37 PM, by MOMZOOKEEPER

    524 Just coming back....again...... Read more

  • Remember this, for everyone you know

    8/30/2015 8:40:09 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Will you be included?

    8/30/2015 2:32:34 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    “Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭4:17-18‬ ‭ One day Jesus is going to return for those who belong ... Read more

  • Who invented emoticons. ; )

    8/30/2015 8:48:20 AM, by CTUPTON

    ◾Japanese emoticons are very different than American-style emoticons. In these emoticons, rather than having sideways faces, the Japanese emoticons are normally oriented, like this: (*_*( or (-_-(. One popular Japanese emoticon that has made its way somewhat into commonly used American emoticon... Read more

  • Small Changes Reflections

    8/30/2015 6:57:42 AM, by KIN59VARA

    I love the beginning of a school year as it always feels like the start of a new year. In that light I have decided to change up how I look at and work in this team. I remember Darlene's instructions when she first developed it and talked about to make it work for yourself. I loved it as it made me ... Read more

  • Pity party for one

    8/30/2015 12:42:51 AM, by TIKITAMI

    I'm been pouting for the last couple of days, absolutely feeling sorry for myself and being a whiny pain in the butt. I popped my knee cap. Did I do this running? Nope Too much strength training? Nope Practising burpies? I wish I could blame that, but nope Tripping over the cat ... Read more


    8/29/2015 10:54:58 PM, by DBOUDRIE

    Today I read my advantage 2 times and each time I found more reasons for doing TBDS. I have been thinking about what 2 diets I want to use. There are certainly plenty of choices out there. I prefer a diet that is flexibility. I am looking for a healthy plan that is sustainable not only during ... Read more

  • A house divided

    8/29/2015 10:40:30 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    I have done my best to just keep silent on most issues, but I'm tired of what I hear and read around me today. I believe that as a people and as a news media we have pushed for more and more racism. We have stopped calling people people. Every one must now be introduced as a black man or a white man... Read more

  • Instant and unexpected feedback

    8/29/2015 10:01:12 AM, by CWCMWHITE

    I had gotten to the point on an airplane that I had to suck in my gut just to get the seatbelt fastened. The tray would not drop down in front of me without resting on my belly. These are the things that give me instant and unexpected feedback.... Read more

  • SparkCoach Assignment

    8/29/2015 1:12:54 AM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Today's assignment is to post things I "love" about my body. Hm... Seems like that's no very modest. However immediately am really appreciating changes, such as my hips getting smaller, my tummy looking more and more normal, having curves, skinnier face and neck. Kind of like taking off a ski s... Read more

  • Accountable

    8/28/2015 8:23:59 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Curious. Lately, I've been seeing (here on SP) and hearing (out and about in the world) over and over again the phrase of people holding other people accountable. It intrigues me, as I suspect people have a range of ideas what this means and what "holding accountable" might look like. Have you he... Read more

  • THE 5 WHYS

    8/28/2015 3:24:19 PM, by DBOUDRIE

    A few year ago I learned a technique I thought about when I looked at today's assignment and would share with the rest of the group. I don't know about you, but it is difficult for me to decide why I want to loose weight. Reason #1: I want to loose weight, but why? Reason #2: I want to fit ba... Read more

  • It's on the list

    8/28/2015 1:22:32 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Stronger Than Yesterday!

    8/28/2015 1:07:11 PM, by DETERMINED569

    Hi All My Sparkpeople, So I haven't wrote a Blog in a long time so I thought today would be a good time as any. I haven't made it to my Goal Weight yet but I'm still definitely getting stronger. I'm definitely stronger than last year because I'm now doing Burpees & I never could do those before. I'm... Read more

  • What kind of heart do you have?

    8/28/2015 9:50:08 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will. Acts 13:22 What does it mean to have a heart after God's own heart? Is it possible for you to have this kind of heart? What does it mean to do God's will? God tells you what is pleasing to Him. When ... Read more

  • My Pancreas

    8/27/2015 9:51:41 PM, by WILDBERRY80

    My pancreas is changing my world. It has stopped processing sugars, it has essentially gone on strike! It may choose to never start working again. It may choose to continue to get worse. It is sick and tired, it is diseased. Do you know that people that look healthy, show no extra fat on them, ... Read more

  • Thankful

    8/27/2015 8:51:43 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Togetherness

    8/27/2015 8:36:41 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    When I started this journey my wife didn't want to join me. Then after 5 weeks I convinced her to at least give it a try. It didn't hurt that she seen the difference it was making in me. When she started she was addicted to Pepsi. I told her not to give it up completely but to just start tracking ev... Read more

  • deflated but not defeated

    8/27/2015 8:25:47 PM, by MELTMOM

    After a long and mostly enjoyable summer, I have come to realize how deflating some of my long time friends have become. Or have always been, and it just took me looking to change my life for the better to realize how negatively they impact my life. I am the rescuer, the cheerleader and the shrink.... Read more


    8/27/2015 7:20:14 PM, by DBOUDRIE

    Having read the first 3 chapters I am much more aware of the reasons I am struggling to loose and maintain my weight. I am currently tracking my meals and exercise using SP. I plan to continue doing this for the first 2 weeks of Beck so that I will have a good idea of how I am eating now and where I... Read more

  • Sauces-Grain Free

    8/27/2015 1:03:19 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    For those with auto-immune, celiac disease, or other issues who have to eat grain free to stay healthy, thought I would share a thought or two. I've been experimenting with gelatin (non flavored powder form) for gelling sauces grain free. According to the Price foundation, gelatin is really excell... Read more

  • Slow Success

    8/27/2015 12:10:58 PM, by SHELLYMCPHAIL

    I have dropped another pound and lost 1/2 inch at weigh in. It has been a slow loss, but it is a loss nonetheless. I think if my stress level was lower, I would have had more success, but I will not beat myself up over it since I still lost. I have had cheats, cravings that were too large to ignore,... Read more

  • Friend

    8/26/2015 10:28:22 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    A friend stopped by, one I don't see often, who was experiencing some issues. As I listened and offered advice or other things she might try to solve her problem, I heard "SparkPeople" coming out over and over again. Try smaller issues to solve instead of the whole thing all at once....etc. Guess... Read more


    8/26/2015 9:56:33 PM, by DBOUDRIE

    1. I confuse hunger with the desire to eat. Thin people can tell the difference. 2. I have a low tolerance to hunger and cravings. Thin people have a high tolerance. 3. I like to be full at the end of a meal. Thin people are comfortable being satisfied (reasonably full). 4. I fool myself abou... Read more

  • All things considered...

    8/26/2015 4:34:02 PM, by THEETSYBAY

    I'm doing OK. I'm much more conscious of what I'm eating and when. I've set an alarm to remind me to eat every 2 hours. I'm chewing, chewing, chewing! I went grocery shopping yesterday & bought yogurt, cottage cheese, protein bars, cereal, etc...things that were on the list of "approved" foods.... Read more

  • We must believe

    8/26/2015 1:34:41 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Mini vacation over, time to go back to work

    8/26/2015 1:33:35 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I had taken a few days off work and really enjoyed some downtime at home. It was fun to stock up the freezer, go for runs whenever I felt like it, washed all the walls and windows, cleaned up gardens and just enjoy doing nothing. This morning I woke up stressed though as I headed back to work. It... Read more

  • You are blessed

    8/26/2015 8:44:46 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Did you wake up this morning, can you hear the birds signing, can you see the sun rise? There are so many things we find to keep us down but the truth is there is so much more to rejoice over. Today let's choose to look at the positive things around us and when soneone ask how you are doing tell the... Read more

  • Day 2 of Eating healthy and much needed cleaning

    8/25/2015 9:45:15 PM, by BUTTERFLYKIMMYC

    Well my house is starting to get some much needed cleaning, with the added bonus of getting to log it as exercise makes me so happy!!! Tomorrow I have another set of goals I want to accomplish in cleaning! But for now I'm finally getting to sit and rest after a very busy day!!... Read more

  • Skin?

    8/25/2015 5:19:53 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Today I was reading the blogs and comments of other Sparkers. Many who are in my same age group who also need to take off the same amount of weight admit they are afraid to give weight loss their best effort because of the possibility of sagging skin. We have all seen photos of guys and gals who t... Read more

  • TBDS DAY 2 "What Really Makes You Eat"

    8/25/2015 4:36:37 PM, by DBOUDRIE

    I usually start my day off motivated and ready to go. I plan my meals, track my calories and nutrients, but somewhere between the morning and the end of the day I find I have gotten derailed. Sometimes going too long between meals is the problem. In my rational mind I know that I am not starving, bu... Read more

  • Stockpile time

    8/25/2015 3:16:20 PM, by TIKITAMI

    What do you do when you are in a baking mood and no one to bake for? This time of year for me is stockpile time. I like to can, bake and freeze all sorts of things for the winter. I had a few days off and took advantage of the time. But that's the problem. I went over to my daughters t... Read more

  • Carry on

    8/25/2015 10:01:56 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Sometimes you don't want to.

    8/25/2015 9:58:50 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    There are times you just don't won't to do something's. Yesterday I had to work and then went to therapy for my knee. When I got home I just wanted to rest. Then the kitchen sink wouldn't shut off so I had to turn off the water and fix it. After it was fixed a water pipe broke so I had to go out and... Read more

  • The tragedy

    8/24/2015 11:02:57 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Here I go again!!

    8/24/2015 9:45:41 PM, by BUTTERFLYKIMMYC

    Well since the grandkids are back in school it's time to focus on my weight loss again! So today I did good today on eating. Plus I made progress in getting my house cleaned today. So all in all pretty productive day!! Going to get it done this time! Health issues are requiring me to succeed this ti... Read more

  • OK, here I go's the last time to start over

    8/24/2015 1:49:16 PM, by THEETSYBAY

    OK I need to write every day. I need to get in the habit of recording my food. And I need to pay attention to myself and what I eat. I set alarms to remind me to eat every 2 hours during the day. "Why" do you ask? I went to see a bariatric surgeon. Well, more than just the surgeon. I... Read more

  • Aug. 24-30 Workout Schedule

    8/24/2015 8:42:16 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Cardio Sculpt, Spine & Pelvis Stabilization Tuesday - 4 Miles, Kickin It With Keaira, Metabolic 1 Wednesday - 6 Miles, Lean Abs, Shoulder Stabilization Thursday - 4 Miles, Supreme Stretch, Metabolic 1 Friday - BHT, Total Body Integration Saturday - 12 Miles, Cardio ... Read more

  • A real difference

    8/24/2015 8:40:24 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    I have last weight every week for 13 weeks now. It's been good to get on the scale and see 2-3 pound loses, but what really excited me was when I went to put on my suit for the first time since I started and the pants were so loose that even a belt wasn't going to work. Bad news is I don't have a su... Read more

  • 24 questions to focus on when I tend to overeat. From Judith S. Beck.

    8/23/2015 8:46:49 PM, by CTUPTON

    Note: I saw this in a spark friend's blog. I found it very useful. My own responses are shown. All the Beck books are about Cognitive Behavior Therapy's approach to being successful in following whatever program you have chosen to use for weight loss (or maintenance). Beck Blue, officially titl... Read more

  • Race day! Cutting my time down

    8/23/2015 5:05:58 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Yesterday I woke up with a crazy case of vertigo. I fell down twice trying to walk across the bedroom and had to accept the fact that I'd have to skip boot camp. I held out hope until mins before leaving but when I landed on the floor when I tried to sit on a chair I knew it was a lost cause. ... Read more

  • Excuses

    8/23/2015 3:08:51 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    my friends use to tell I should write a book on excuse because I was full of them. We all seem to be able to find an excuse for not doing something. The truth is excuses can work both ways. Just like excuses not to eat right or to exercise there are also excuses to do those things. I have decided I ... Read more

  • TBDS

    8/23/2015 2:38:08 PM, by DBOUDRIE

    Whenever you have the desire to eat ask yourself. What's going on in my mind right now. What am I thinking. This is an important practice because I often find that I am eating for a variety of reasons. Occasionally I eat because I am physically hungry, but more frequently it is because it is me... Read more

  • Temptation happens

    8/22/2015 12:37:45 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Temptation is a part of every aspect of our life, even how we eat. But I have found a verse from Gods Word that applies in all areas of living. “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but... Read more

  • And here we go again....

    8/22/2015 10:18:24 AM, by PIPPAGREY

    At least I'm consistent in my inconsistency and my returns. I had shoulder surgery for cartilage damage back on June 4th. I've been battling pitting edema in my lower legs for a year or more now, and it had spread to my ankles and even the tops of my feet. Now that I'm starting to be able to ... Read more

  • Boy do I feel out of shape!

    8/21/2015 4:56:43 PM, by KAREN608

    Even though I am moving a lot more, when I walked to the Family Dollar this afternoon, I felt rather icky. I had food, water and ibuprofen. But I do seem to have a sinus/inner ear problem making me a tad dizzy. It did make me feel a bit blah being at my lowest weight in two decades, yet not a... Read more

  • Discussions and arguments

    8/21/2015 4:28:18 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • salmon and "blistered pears" yum taste combination

    8/21/2015 4:09:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    The whole meal was a few things over arugula and a light vinaigrette dressing. But I have salmon and the "blistered" pears left for my dinner. the taste together is great. I liked the original meal, too. First "blister" 1/2 ear of corn on a frying pan--cut off the kernels for the sala... Read more

  • Who are you helping?

    8/21/2015 9:16:31 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    “He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:4‬ God brings comfort into our lives either through our relationship with Him or by others He uses... Read more

  • Back in the Saddle

    8/20/2015 8:26:12 PM, by LASARRE

    JC was such a good boy. At first he wouldn't look at me because I hadn't been out in two weeks. Caitlin said he has been extremely upset. He was very happy when I was riding him. He was wonderful. We spent time walking and talking afterwards. I will go back out again on Saturday so Brian can see him... Read more

  • Crossfit

    8/20/2015 4:53:35 PM, by OPHELIE

    So, the kids went back to school this week, and with that was my last excuse to not go to the Crossfit gym was gone. So, on Tuesday, I braced myself, and I went. As I approach the parking lot, one by one, people run out of the gym, and ran on the parking lot. And yes, they were a bit intimidating.... Read more

  • Grateful

    8/20/2015 4:15:27 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    An EF1 tornado went through last night, and luckily we sustained no damage. After a storm knocked out our power around 9:30, we sat in the dark with the dogs, waiting to dash to the basement if need be. We heard nothing but some wind, so we stayed put, and when the warning expired at 10 PM we wen... Read more

  • Correction

    8/20/2015 1:08:04 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    “My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.” ‭‭Proverbs
    ‭3:11-12‬ ‭ Correction is given, first because of love, second it is for our protection, and f... Read more

  • Wiggle jiggle and fly

    8/20/2015 12:51:25 AM, by TIKITAMI

    I love my treadmill, on days when I don't feel like hitting the streets I know I can pop down to the man cave (yes he has to share) and put in a good workout. During the nicer weather I don't go on it much, I love being outside but tonight felt like a treadmill kinda night and I wanted to chec... Read more

  • Nothing ever...

    8/19/2015 2:50:23 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Not moving for another whole year! I am not happy about this!

    8/19/2015 10:22:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    Our daughter has to be in CT twice a month for another whole year. If she does not live with us, she has no place to go. This is a very hard decision for me. Unless her situation changes drastically, she will be living with us. Prayers are definitely welcome! chris... Read more

  • Back to school time

    8/19/2015 8:50:55 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    for a lot of us our kids have or will soon be going back to school. This will free up some time. The question is how will you use it? No time like the present to add a little workout time to your day!... Read more

  • Sharing the joy

    8/18/2015 3:31:43 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    A photo of my husband and me, our kids and their significant others at my son's wedding.4 A truly joyful day! ... Read more

  • Giving myself a good day

    8/18/2015 1:04:15 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This morning I woke up a bit earlier and looked out over the valley. What a beautiful morning and then I wondered why I wasn't out being part of it. At first old Tami chimed in. "Cause it's 4:45 in the morning now get back to bed before you do something foolish." Too late. ... Read more

  • Is will power enough?

    8/18/2015 12:20:12 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    My wife always tells me hot strong my will power is and I understand that it takes willpower to make healthy choices. But if I trusted in my will power alone I know it would not be enough. “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” ‭Psalms‬ ‭118:8‬ ‭I have learn... Read more

  • Bootcamp challenge week 3, day 2- so I cheated a little...

    8/17/2015 11:30:32 PM, by OPHELIE

    Today was an overall super day! Dropped off my youngest daughter at her new preschool (yes, she did scream, but I have done this with 3 other kids before her, so i now that within 2 minutes, she happily plays). Then, we went to the middle school. My son starts tomorrow, and I could not access hi... Read more

  • If I wanted to start running

    8/17/2015 4:56:07 PM, by CHRISSYMACD66

    Today would be the day. OMGs. If it could go wrong today, it did. And the day isn't over yet. I don't know if I want to take a 5K mile walk or a nap. On the plus side, my ankle has stopped hurting. On the minus side, a Charlie horse has taken up residence in my right calf. I've stretched it ... Read more

  • It's true...

    8/17/2015 1:49:21 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Stop waiting

    8/17/2015 1:23:00 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I used to make lots of excuses and tell myself I'll do (fill in the blank) when I am 10, 20, 50 pounds lighter. When my husband and I first started running we'd do it as dusk because my husband didn't want people to see him and judge. He would only go swimming early on Sunday mornings when... Read more

  • Aug. 17-23 Workout Schedule

    8/17/2015 8:54:26 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Kickin It With Keaira, Spine & Pelvis Stabilization Tuesday - 5 Miles, BHT, Metabolic 1 Wednesday - 6 Miles, Cardio Sculpt, Shoulder Stabilization Thursday - 4 Miles, Supreme Stretch, Metabolic 1 Friday - Kickin It With Keaira, Total Body Integration Saturday - 11 M... Read more

  • Helping each other

    8/17/2015 6:53:21 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    “Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:2‬ ‭ Here is a great teaching from the Word of God that reminds us that we don't go through life alone. We are to help and support one another. ... Read more

  • Bootcamp challenge week 3, day 1

    8/17/2015 12:18:48 AM, by OPHELIE

    Today was a good day. I got up early, did my workout video, had a super quick breakfast (1/2 cup cheerios with 1/4 cup milk), and headed to church. I really enjoy the services there, and the way the priest relates reading to our daily life. It is speaking to me in a way I have never felt in church ... Read more

  • Whoa!

    8/16/2015 8:18:50 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Yes you can

    8/16/2015 5:59:44 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    to often everything and everyone around us is negative. I want to help you all today. Can you eat healthier? Yes you can! Can you workout more often? Yes you can! Can you lose weight and keep it off? Yes you can! It's time to think positive thoughts and make real changes to your life. ... Read more

  • It's just a date

    8/16/2015 5:08:13 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I've never been successful at hitting weight goals when I have a big event coming up, in the past that would frustrate me to no end and of course give me an out to easily give up and go back to ice cream for breakfast and counting the trips from the couch to the fridge as my daily exercise. ... Read more

  • Getting used to having our grown daughter and her cat living with us...

    8/15/2015 10:07:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is not so much having her live here--I like the company and I like getting to know her better. It is the long recovery she has ahead of her. Prayers are welcomed. He male cat thankfully and our male cat seem to be getting along. Each is finding spots in the condo to call their own. Dau... Read more

  • Bootcamp week 2, day 7- plateau?

    8/15/2015 9:52:38 PM, by OPHELIE

    So, it has been 15 days since I have sparked seriously. I feel like I am doing every thing "by the book", and I don't seem to fit any more loosely in my clothes. Impatient much? Yes, that has always been king of an issue for me... I am trying to forego the scale, to avoid weigh in mood swings, but... Read more

  • Eating right

    8/15/2015 11:32:42 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    my wife and I eat out quite often because of our schedule. I have learned a simple trick to help me stay focused and eat right. I google the nutrition menu for whatever restaurant we are going to and make my choices before we ever get there. When the waitress brings a menu I can tell her I don't nee... Read more

  • Disposable world

    8/15/2015 8:51:56 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Bootcamp challenge week 2, day 6

    8/14/2015 10:56:10 PM, by OPHELIE

    OK, I think I now have gotten the rhythm down, and the habit of starting the day with a workout video. Today, it was an arm workout, I really enjoyed it. No gardening today, but lots of boxes moved and unpacked. I was able to keep track of my foods .I don't even remember when I started REALLY tr... Read more

  • Still Advocating

    8/14/2015 11:43:45 AM, by LASARRE

    This is a total rant. I am so tired of the Government bureaucracy and the pass the buck mentality. My son is 21 and on the spectrum. We discovered he was on the spectrum last year when we were working with DVR. His then counselor suggested we see a psychologist and have him tested. She then stated ... Read more

  • Submit

    8/14/2015 11:05:42 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    in the Bible we are told to submit to God, submit to the law of our land, and wives to submit to their husbands. To eat healthy and lose weight we must learn to also submit to self. We need to come under the authority of what we have been taught and know to be true about the right way to eat. ... Read more

  • THIS

    8/14/2015 8:18:39 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • bootcamp week 2, day 5

    8/14/2015 12:13:56 AM, by OPHELIE

    I have been consistent with the 28 day challenge. I just skipped one day on day 4, due to being too sore to workout after he big moving day. Today, I did the extra video, I chose a pilate video for hips. I really enjoyed it. I seem to have found a good rhythm of working out quietly in the extra ... Read more

  • talking to myself

    8/13/2015 11:34:41 PM, by CHRISSYMACD66

    Hey there Universe! So - I lost my sleep band for my fitbit. Improvised a new one out of the top of a sock. It didn't work out the way I envisioned, but it will work. I have been pulling 11 hour days at work since Monday. It looks like it will go into next week. Good for the paycheck, sucks for... Read more

  • My anchor

    8/13/2015 2:45:06 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Take someone with you on the journey

    8/13/2015 8:42:24 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    As you start to lose weight someone will eventually ask what you are doing to lose it. That opens a door for you to bring them on the journey to a healthier lifestyle. They may not need to lose weight, but everyone can learn to eat healthier. Share your spark community when you get the chance. ... Read more

  • the joy of opening boxes

    8/12/2015 11:53:42 PM, by OPHELIE

    I found my beloved cookbook a couple of days ago in one of the moving boxes. It is a German book that has healthy meals, and focuses on carbs in the morning/lunch, and tries to eliminate them for dinner (or as close as it gets). I mainly use it for dinner meals, and usually, it is a success. T... Read more

  • Mobile App

    8/12/2015 6:50:12 PM, by DEBSGETTINFIT

    I just love the new mobile app. It is so much easier to navigate. Thank you.... Read more