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  • Who said it? Politician or beauty queen? AARP quiz

    9/28/2016 5:49:22 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Time to change direction!

    9/28/2016 12:59:49 AM, by TIKITAMI

    Today I got to do something I don't get to do anymore. Go for a run in the middle of the day. It was awesome! Hitting the trails before the end of the day, not having to race the clock to get out of the park before closing. I got to take a break from my new full time position and take some me tim... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 67

    9/27/2016 11:57:06 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I worked out with my trainer for 60 minutes. My knee and back were bothering me today. I think I am just stressing in advance because I have to work this week end.... Read more

  • Happy hump day

    9/27/2016 11:29:09 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed when my brother passed away it took half my heart and soul with him miss him so much hugs... Read more

  • Magic Cross

    9/27/2016 9:52:50 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    This one makes my eyes cross. No way to simplify the pattern, but it went together well. ... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 66

    9/26/2016 10:33:52 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    244 I have made it 2/3 of the way through this challenge. Today was a better day did yesterday but unfortunately a former coworker passed away today. She moved away the beginning of the year so I hadn't seen her for awhile but it saddens me that she is no longer in this world. She was a very feis... Read more

  • Malvina's Chain

    9/26/2016 9:35:47 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Staring at the screen, again. Not knowing what to type. And that's not changing. So, I made a block. Good night. ... Read more

  • Sept. 25-Oct. 2 Workout Schedule

    9/26/2016 8:59:48 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Kickin It With Keaira, Krav Maga, Run Tuesday - BHT, Krav Maga Wednesday - Cardio Sculpt, Run Thursday - Supreme Stretch, Bowling Friday - Kickin It With Keaira Saturday - BHT, Run Sunday - Meditation Yoga... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 65

    9/25/2016 11:24:51 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    I rode the exercise bike for 30 minutes this morning. I was going to ride another 30 minutes this afternoon but it just was not a good day. I woke up at 3 this morning and never fell back asleep. I had to go into work for a few hours today. Then this afternoon my husband and I tried to change one of... Read more

  • Tricked Myself!

    9/25/2016 9:06:13 PM, by GAILRUU

    I had not two, but 3 days of eating far more than I should. Today I am back on track. I sat down last night and made a brief meal plan and then, since I had also been slacking on exercise, I decided that I would not eat breakfast until I had 1000 steps on my Fitbit. Then I decided that I would no... Read more

  • Plaid Autumn Tints

    9/25/2016 4:57:30 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    So, Friday night I got home exceptionally late from the football game - Go, Team! - and chose to swap the Friday and Saturday blocks. For some reason, I didn't want to be sewing for 2 hours after all day at work and then 3 hours of screaming in the stands. Friday's block - Plaid - isn't quit... Read more

  • To do lists before the "Big Move"

    9/25/2016 4:02:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    40 Sunday -done my wash-well, almost done 211 -continue keeping up with the dishes.... ongoing challenge -keep John out of trouble--he is "antsy" and riding his big wheelchair all over the house-tends to damage stuff--and asks for coffee, diet soda, etc. etc. Probably he is antsy because o... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 64

    9/24/2016 11:43:50 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    I did 30 minutes on the bike again today. Was kind of a boring day. My husband and I did manage to install a Nest thermostat. Hopefully it helps with the electric bill.... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 63

    9/23/2016 11:04:47 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Another boring exercise day. I rode the bike for 30 minutes. I think tonight I am going to start decorating my house for Halloween. I know it is a little early but if I don't start now I won't get it done.... Read more

  • Two Days?

    9/23/2016 10:13:14 PM, by GAILRUU

    Yesterday I had a binge which is something that has not happened to me for over a month. I have to be ultra careful this time of year when the days are getting shorter since that seems to trigger the need to eat and sleep. I used to call it the bear syndrome until I learned it actually has a name,... Read more

  • Experimenting with some old hair extensions

    9/23/2016 5:34:28 PM, by SSMITH762

    Do I have a set of hair extensions that I never wear because the color never matched me after I started dying my hair. So I deciding to give them new life by bleaching them and removing the crappy clips, then dying them peacock blue and green and silver and applying them to my head as tape exten... Read more

  • Halloween "Christmas" tree at my skin surgeon's yesterday

    9/23/2016 12:56:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is NOT the exact tree-just one I found online. Not a fun event for me, but it was made a little more pleasant by their decorations. chris... Read more

  • Bear gets into a Connecticut home! I was lucky ! Our bear went into the woods last week!

    9/23/2016 8:35:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    BRANFORD, CT — It's 3 a.m. and Matthew Gailey, 86, and his wife can hear someone in their house. No, it's not a burglar, well not in the classical sense, much to their surprise it's a 200 pound bear loudly making their way into their house. In a WTNH News 8 story/video Gailey explains... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 62

    9/22/2016 11:43:20 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I worked out with my trainer for 60 minutes and rode the bike for 10 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes this evening. I went to the chiropractor today and I am sure I am going to be super sore tomorrow because he had to adjust my back a lot. It was an afternoon of appointments because after... Read more

  • Been a While!

    9/22/2016 9:15:14 PM, by ASTROSCOPUS

    Wow! Almost a month since I last posted...I am ashamed. Back to school got busy, my phone got stolen (AGAIN!!!), then my house lost A/C (odd and annoying, since the unit was only replaced about 3 years ago), and wound up sick for no apparent reason. Still managed to get all my blocks made, but I'... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 61

    9/22/2016 12:24:25 AM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today was a boring exercise day. I rode the bike for 30 minutes.... Read more

  • You are not falling behind... Huff Post article

    9/21/2016 7:18:41 AM, by CTUPTON
    90758.html? 40 I needed that! chris... Read more

  • I Hope I Learned Something!

    9/20/2016 10:12:14 PM, by GAILRUU

    It would be so easy to fall back into those old habits and regain all the weight it took me nearly a year and a half to lose. Weight loss is not nearly as easy at my age as it was when I was a young mother with small children to keep me busy. My average weight loss per week was .7 pound! Gaining ... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 60

    9/20/2016 6:30:13 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    I would like to thank everyone who reads and comments on my blogs. Your comments keep me exercising on days when I am not that into it. Sorry that I don't respond back to the comments but I have just never figured out how to do it. Today is Tuesday so I worked out with my trainer for an hour. It h... Read more

  • Got my home equity loan. Now I can pay the mover--before actually selling the condo.

    9/20/2016 3:29:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    this was a link in the chain of progress toward moving. I went round and round trying to figure out how to get this move DONE! I asked many people for advice. I got bits and pieces but nothing seemed right. Then , finally, three different people gave me help that made sense. -brothe... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 59

    9/20/2016 2:02:57 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    I was so tired today. I was asleep by 8:15 pm. I did do leg exercises last night and I did manage to get in over 11,000 steps.... Read more

  • Still Going Strong

    9/20/2016 11:13:05 AM, by LASARRE

    I am still meeting my step goal each day. I am working out each day. I am working to get out to the barn at least 2 days a week. I do Pilates 2 days a week and get to the Y or treadmill at home when I don't get to the barn. I am determined to get my blood work back to where it was. Again, I'm n... Read more

  • Are you swiping left?

    9/20/2016 10:20:29 AM, by TIKITAMI

    A good friend posted a blog about learning to trust her body. It made me think, and I came to a conclusion. Our bodies are amazing, we treat them like crap for so many years and yet they are always ready to forgive us and get healthy. Our minds....not so much. Go for a run? Our bodies are OM... Read more

  • September 19-25 Workout Schedule

    9/20/2016 8:45:17 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - BHT, Krav Maga Tuesday - Cardio Sculpt Wednesday - Kickin It With Keaira Thursday - Supreme Stretch, Bowling Friday - BHT, Krav Maga Saturday - Cardio Sculpt Sunday - Meditation Yoga... Read more

  • Mondays can be exciting too!

    9/20/2016 12:09:17 AM, by TIKITAMI

    Today I shipped my first order of cookies. I put a few types on Etsy and got an order. It was so exciting to ship! So exciting in fact I forgot to take a photo of the packed box. I was pretty sad but then I got a second order so later this week I get to try again. Two orders in one week!! That al... Read more


    9/19/2016 8:16:25 PM, by NUTZ4HARRY

    My big goal is to reach a healthy weight. How I will get there will need to have some smaller goals/habits to reach my main goal. 1. Drink at my required amount of water a day per my plant nanny app I need to drink 148 oz a day at my current weight. As I lose weight the amount will go down so ... Read more

  • May not look delicious, but it is!

    9/19/2016 3:29:21 PM, by SSMITH762

    I reheated a left over chicken thigh and had it with mushroom cauliflower 'rice'.basically just riced the cauliflower, sauteed green onion and mushrooms, then sauteed the rice and other veggies together then added a tbsp of sour cream and a quarter cup of Italian cheese blend. Also adding d spice... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 58

    9/19/2016 2:52:47 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    I was very good for day 58. I got up early and rode the bike for 30 minutes before I left. It was a very long day. I left my house a little after 8 am and got home a little before 10 pm.... Read more

  • Cauliflower pizza bites--low carb

    9/19/2016 8:32:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    Ingredients 1 large head cauliflower 2 large eggs 1 c. shredded mozzarella 1/4 c. shredded Parmesan 3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil 1 tbsp. garlic powder kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c. marinara 1/4 c. mini pepperoni Directions 1Preheat oven t... Read more

  • My brother's dogs go home

    9/19/2016 3:13:15 AM, by MARJIMAC63

    My brother picked up his dogs today after they have spent four weeks at my house while he has been moving from CA to WA. I took them on an extra long walk this afternoon to tire them out for the two-hour car ride to their new home. I'm glad to see them go because they disrupted our routines a lot. I... Read more

  • Kicking off the week right

    9/18/2016 11:11:14 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This month I've had a chance to do a lot of thinking of what I want and what's holding me back. What I want? To reach my goal weight and be healthier. What's holding me back? Me. This last year I have gained and lost the same 10 pounds probably 5 times. Sure, I have so... Read more

  • Today, we saw a bear at our condo complex -Bloomfield,CT

    9/18/2016 8:43:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    Not this bear, but one just like it! chris... Read more

  • Cupcake Challenge

    9/18/2016 8:15:03 PM, by GAILRUU

    Today was my turn to provide something to go with coffee after church. My daughter and granddaughter helped by making me dozens of elaborately decorated cupcakes. Think chocolate with fudge filling topped with Cookie Monster with a real cookie in his mouth, red velvet with raspberry filling topped... Read more

  • ALZ Walk

    9/18/2016 6:26:55 PM, by LOPEYP

    Well, the weather could have been a lot better for today's Walk to End Alzheimer's but it didn't stop us. We met up with my team from work. Unfortunately about half of the people didn't show up, guessing because of the weather. We walked around the lot a bit. Checked in. Were recognize... Read more

  • Bridget Jones Baby-- if you need a laugh, go see it!

    9/18/2016 4:24:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is not a movie I would have picked, but it was a ton of laughs. chris... Read more

  • Bridget Jones Baby-- if you need a laugh, go see it!

    9/18/2016 4:24:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is not a movie I would have picked, but it was a ton of laughs. chris... Read more

  • Spent a little more time on breakfast this morning :)

    9/18/2016 10:16:40 AM, by SSMITH762

    Such a yummy low carb breakfast. I had poached eggs with hollandaise sauce over sautéed bacon, mushrooms, and tomato. Hmm, a good way to start the day.... Read more

  • BLC32 Week 2: Set your goals

    9/18/2016 2:52:11 AM, by MARJIMAC63

    SMART Goals A comment: The SMART goal technique works well for discrete goals like "buy a boat", "paint the guest bedroom" and "publish the fall newsletter" but not so well for cultivating habit changes, which is really what we're doing on SparkPeople. Within the confines of the 15 weeks of ... Read more

  • BLC32 Week 2: Set your goals Weekend Challenge Notes

    9/18/2016 1:34:42 AM, by MARJIMAC63

    Read a Spark article on Goal Setting: F Goals that help, Goals that hurt:
    otivation_articles.asp?id=448 S 10 Ways to get organized for weight loss
    1992 S Use SMART Goal Setting Techniques www... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 57

    9/17/2016 11:56:17 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    30 minutes on the bike again today. It is kind of hard to do anything else because my work out room is all in the center of the room because of the painting. Exercising tomorrow will be a little bit of a challenge because I am going to a football game. I am going to have to get up early to do it bec... Read more

  • Mhhhmmm Strawberries and cream

    9/17/2016 7:23:22 PM, by SSMITH762

    I was really wanting something sweet, so I decided to make myself some strawberrjes and cream. I used Splenda in place of sugar and some vanilla, then I topped it with some cinnamon. Some yummy, low in carbs, and less than 250 calories . Totally worth it.... Read more

  • Sept 17 Weekly summary

    9/17/2016 6:00:49 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    We had a great week this week. Got to the gym almost every day. Our training session on Wednesday was pretty intense but we are looking forward to our own workouts starting on Monday. Eating is still a challenge for us. Sometimes we totally forget to eat at all. Goals for next week: S... Read more

  • Oreo cookies as addictive as cocaine ! A SP friend mentioned this study.

    9/17/2016 8:07:48 AM, by CTUPTON
    cocaine_n_4108999.html thanks, Cathy for this . I can't remember seeing the actual study done! chris... Read more

  • I really did not know about Jabba the Hut except the appearance so....

    9/17/2016 7:56:13 AM, by CTUPTON

    "Jabba's role in Star Wars is primarily antagonistic; he is introduced as the most powerful crime boss in Tatooine, who has a bounty on Han Solo's head. He employs a retinue of criminals, bounty hunters, smugglers, assassins and bodyguards to operate his criminal empire. He keeps a host of entertain... Read more

  • Check in

    9/17/2016 7:11:52 AM, by LOPEYP

    I had my second visit with the trainer. It is going slowly (no sweat LOL) but she says that she is watching form and adjusting. She doesn't have me do any heart-raising exercise between sets, which I don't like. The old trainer always includes something between sets that raised my heart rate. Will ... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 56

    9/16/2016 11:33:59 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I rode the bike for 30 minutes today. The painter started on the next section of the house. I really like the color of the work out room. It is kind of kooky because it is purple but I think it works and I really like it. I also met with the interior designer about the living room. I am comple... Read more

  • Walking on water...

    9/16/2016 10:12:09 PM, by MOMTO4GREATKIDS

    Ok, not really...But I have been walking In water- As in working out in the swimming pool. I haven't lost weight but the inches are moving out!... Read more

  • 100 days exercise day 55

    9/15/2016 11:18:59 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I worked out for an hour with my trainer. I wasn't really feeling it today. I have a horrible head ache today and no energy. Hopefully tomorrow will e better.... Read more

  • Newest creation

    9/15/2016 8:58:57 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

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  • Raw Vegan Discovery

    9/15/2016 4:56:52 PM, by _VALEO_

    This summer I went to my first raw vegan festival. This week has been an epiphany for me, not only in terms of diet but also lifestyle. The festival took place in the south of Spain, in a very protected area in the mountains. We were 100 from all over Europe (with 2 Americans, and one of ... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 54

    9/14/2016 8:06:06 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I rode the bike for 40 minutes. Work was uneventful and I hope to get some Fall cleaning/organizing done tonight when I get home.... Read more

  • I have been away for so long...,

    9/14/2016 6:30:41 PM, by GRANDMA_SANDY48

    I have been away from Sparkpeople for a long time, too long!! I have also been away in our caravan with DH for nearly 6 mths. Too many happy hours. Time to start again. ... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 53

    9/13/2016 5:54:59 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I made up for yesterday in the exercise department. I rode the bike for 36 minutes and worked out with my trainer for an hour. I had to drop of one of my dogs this morning at the vet to get a ruptured cyst removed. She came through surgery fine but they want to do a biopsy on the tissue that w... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 52

    9/13/2016 5:51:26 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I only managed 10 minutes on the bike and some stretching. I was so tired after working until 11pm and then coming back at 7 am that I feel asleep around 7 102 . I did meet with the painter and he is going to start on another section of the house on Thursday so the painting project is slowly m... Read more

  • Yummy stir fried cauliflower rice, beef, and veggies

    9/13/2016 2:56:03 PM, by SSMITH762

    I think u make some variation if stir fry for half of my lunches/dinners. It's crazy, but I love it and it's delicious, has plenty of veggies, and comes together so quickly. Basically I used left over pot roast, frozen green beans, frozen broccoli, frozen peppers and onions, and some green onion... Read more

  • Exhausted, Overwhelmed and Overloaded

    9/13/2016 8:53:38 AM, by SHELLYMCPHAIL

    It has been so long since I posted anything that I feel like I have fallen off the planet. Actually, so many things have happened that It is hard for me to even sort out the events. First, when I went to my doctor and showed him my food diary and the symptoms that I have been having, he said my meta... Read more

  • One productive walnut tree

    9/12/2016 11:04:10 PM, by KAREN608

    Today decided to tackle clearing the front yard of walnuts, so I can mow later in the week. The one black walnut tree seemed to overproduce this year, and nary a squirrel has been seen in weeks. A few walnuts were opened and eaten, but the neighborhood cats seem to keep squirrels away too effectivel... Read more

  • Leaves of Change Biggest Loser SparkPage Contest Winners

    9/12/2016 8:55:52 PM, by KPACE7

    To kick off the Leaves of Change Biggest Loser challenge, members decorate their SparkPages to reflect their challenge team. There are so many GREAT SparkPages, it is hard to award only one first place. Please stop by member's pages and congratulate the following winners. Be... Read more

  • Sept. 12-18 Workout Schedule

    9/12/2016 11:52:36 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Cardio Sports Drills, Krav Maga Tuesday - 4-5 Miles, Lean Abs, Krav Maga Wednesday - Box and Burn Thursday - 4-5 Miles, Yin Yoga, Bowling Friday - KIT, Krav Maga Saturday - Cardio Sports Drills Sunday - Fox Cities Half Marathon, Meditation Yoga... Read more

  • Sept. 5-11 In Review

    9/12/2016 11:51:17 AM, by MOMIN09

    I got 3 out of 7 days of workouts in. I am going to try really hard to get all 7 days in this week. I have a head cold so we'll see what that will prevent me from doing. I always seem to get one the week of my longer races. I have a half marathon on Sunday. I tracked most of the week and was in... Read more

  • I like my mifit 2

    9/12/2016 10:11:27 AM, by SSMITH762

    So my mi fit 2 came in a few weeks ago and I like it, although it is a little bulkier than the mi fit 1s I had until my dog chewed it up. :( The step counter seems to be more reliable and it still works with all the apps the original worked with, including Google fit. Which means that it automati... Read more

  • 5% Challenge Commitment

    9/12/2016 10:07:35 AM, by LISA0517

    The 5% Challenge starts 9/24. 244 My exercise commitment: Walk 1 mile per day, 6 days a week Do strength building exercises 3 days a week My nutrition commitment: Follow a healthy vegetarian diet Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day I will be building on these plans, bu... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 51

    9/11/2016 10:27:40 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Did the typical 30 minutes on the bike today. I was going to go for longer but my husband woke up early this morning so I watched football with him before I went to work this afternoon. I rode the bike during half time so I only did 30 minutes instead of 45. Also I am working tonight and didn't want... Read more

  • Went camping this weekend

    9/11/2016 10:24:09 PM, by SSMITH762

    We had a fun weekend. I took my 16 year old nephew and his new best friend and my 9 year old nephew camping. They were a hoot and definitely went a bit Pyro. I also got to go shopping yesterday at Walmart and the thrift store. Picked up my new favorite skort off the Walmart clearance rack. ... Read more

  • To a great Sunday!

    9/11/2016 8:43:54 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    Today has been a good day! We have figured out a training schedule and plan as well as a meal plan. This is something that is really hard for me. I feel like when it comes to healthy meals I am a bit dyslexic. But we are getting through it. I have read a lot in between football games, laundry an... Read more

  • BLC 32 SMART Goals

    9/11/2016 8:31:07 PM, by RUTHE_51

    In the time I have been with Sparkpeople, I have already made some good changes. I am faithful in doing cardio 5-6 days a week for about 60 minutes each day. I also drink my water faithfully. However, I have 3 things that I really need to work on: 1) Faithful tracking of every BLT. I joined... Read more

  • Chronic Pain is not easy to deal with

    9/11/2016 12:59:28 PM, by BACCSURFS

    I really try not to complain about being in some sort of pain each day but evidentally I have failed completely at that. It was exceptionally bad the other day and every step sent a shooting pain up my foot. I was wincing as I climbed the stairs to go to bed and my daughter said what. I responded... Read more

  • Fall Reset

    9/11/2016 12:10:41 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    So far September is turing out to be a great month of positive changes for me and my family. Our youngest started college and FINALLY got her drivers license (last month) so we don't have to cart her around everywhere anymore. Eric and I have been back at the gym regularly and I've been consistent... Read more

  • A Great Sense of Loss and a New Beginning

    9/11/2016 6:46:30 AM, by LOPEYP

    OK. The title may be a bit dramatic but that's how I feel.... about the removal of the lovely hemlocks border. You see, the hemlocks belong to our neighbor and she decided to take them down to the tune of $10,000!!! There are about 20 on each side of her property. They are about 50-60 feet tall and ... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 50

    9/10/2016 9:52:02 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    244 I have made it halfway. There have definitely been many days I would not have exercised with out this challenge. Some days have been better than others. Sometimes I only have done 10 minutes of stretching one day I did a 10k and when you are as slow as I am that takes a really long time. Toda... Read more

  • Went to "the fair!"

    9/10/2016 6:30:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    We took a day away from packing to attend the Hebron (CT) Harvest Fair. Tricky with hubby's motorized wheelchair. But we did OK. I resorted to renting a scooter. My knees were hurting badly. It was a very hot day. This is the first time I used a scooter. Dock Dogs is my favorite. And... Read more

  • For cat lovers. DD's cat, Bob

    9/10/2016 6:13:54 PM, by CTUPTON

    Jabba the Hut Bob is a Manx--so he has no tail. He is rather uppity as compared to our own cat, Cujo, who loves to have attention and touching, even "mauling."... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 49

    9/10/2016 12:45:17 AM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today was my only day off this week so I did not get in a lot of exercise. I did a short balance/ yoga video.... Read more

  • Fitbit vs. Samsung

    9/9/2016 11:10:28 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    I own the Fitbit One and the Samsung Gear Fit 2. I will start with what I love, my Fitbit! I have used a Fitbit since 2009 or 2010 I don't quite remember. I've only used the kind you can attach to your belt buckle or put in your pocket. As much as I like my Fitbit One I have not found a Fitbit fi... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge Invitation

    9/9/2016 10:09:32 AM, by LISA0517

    Fall 5% Challenge Invitation Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyl... Read more

  • Football Season - who's with me

    9/8/2016 10:52:41 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    We love football in our house. Well two out of three isn't bad but you can't really expect a 19 year old college girl to love football, but she likes it. We root for the Packers, Steelers and Seahawks in our house. This year we are going to adopt a high school team to follow which I am excited abo... Read more

  • Proud of Myself

    9/8/2016 10:44:27 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    I decided that I wanted to have my own beauty blog, and I went ahead and did it. Three posts in, and I'm actually building a following! I'm very excited about it. There aren't a lot of blogs for or by women my age, unless they're talking about children and anti-aging. Those things are all well and g... Read more

  • I will not be a weekend warrior

    9/8/2016 10:42:40 PM, by TIKITAMI

    For several weeks I've been fighting my dark place and it wasn't easy. I am lucky though to have great support, on here and among my family and friends who I know I can reach out to. These last couple of weeks got to be too much and I fell into old habits. I am so grateful for people like Jen and... Read more

  • S.M.A.R.T. goals for BLC-32 (fall 2016)

    9/8/2016 8:44:54 PM, by CHERYLN

    Specific - My goal is to lose 15 pounds, improve my strength and flexibility, reduce my heart disease/diabetes/cancer risk. Measurable - 1. I will lose the equivalent of 1 pound a week for 15 weeks by reducing my calories 3500 calories each week or 500 calories per day. 2. I will do som... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 48

    9/8/2016 6:04:57 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I worked out with my trainer for 60 minutes. It felt good to stretch out my knee. I have a massage at pm tonight that I am very excited about. Work sucks right now. Sometimes I really hate work in a family business. It will all sort its self out but I think I am going to get assigned to some ... Read more

  • Still Trucking

    9/8/2016 12:43:36 PM, by LASARRE

    I am still exercising every day and hitting my step goals. I participate daily in the fitbit step goal and I still hit it or get higher than my goal. If I can't get to the gym or the barn, I do my treadmill at home. I have been more mindful of what I am eating and trying to be diligent about ... Read more

  • So much to do--but I am taking a break

    9/8/2016 12:14:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am actively packing to move! Oh dear! DD is getting rid of a bunch of small stuff. I don't know the site, but she does it all on her phone. I told her she can keep the money herself. But...she has to ask me first if she can get rid of it. 198 Today I sent in a little money so the n... Read more

  • SparkTeam Challenges

    9/8/2016 10:20:04 AM, by LISA0517

    I am participating in a couple of SparkTeam Challenges, and they are both highlighted in the blog by Coach Jen!
    ges_can_help_you_find_success We just started the Biggest Loser Leaves of Change Challenge yesterday. However,... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 47

    9/7/2016 11:01:19 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I rode the bike for 30 minutes. I can't believe that On Saturday I will be halfway done with this challenge. My knee is still bothering me though I think riding the bike helps loosen it up. I have a massage tomorrow. I am really looking forward to it.... Read more

  • In the Groove Again!

    9/7/2016 7:06:28 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    When I logged into SparkPeople today I received a message that I had logged in 3 days in a row. That's a small streak but a streak! My husband and I joined a new gym at the end of July and had only gone about 3 times before September but we are back at it and going 5 days a week. I never understan... Read more

  • Doctor Free August!

    9/7/2016 7:01:29 PM, by BACCSURFS

    I made it through August Doctor-Free. First time that had happened in over a year. I have been delaying asking for the referral(s) I need and scheduling my eye doctor appointment. I am pretty sure these old eyes need a new prescription. I also need to ask for a referral to a migraine/heada... Read more

  • SMART Goals for BLC32

    9/7/2016 12:50:30 PM, by GRACIEC

    BLC32 SMART GOALS Long term goal - get into a healthy BMI range Short term goal - Lose 15 pounds I will reach my goal by: NUTRITION PLAN - cut back on carbs - stay in my calorie range - eat a minimum of 3 veggies a day - eat freggies for snacks - weigh or measure... Read more

  • Moderate?!

    9/7/2016 12:26:29 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This past weekend I headed out for what was labeled as a "moderate 7K" hike. Someone has a warped sense of what moderate is and really needs a lesson on distance. It ended up being a 12K intense hike, and of course I loved it. I was filthy, exhausted and sore by the time we ended but two grannies... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 46

    9/7/2016 12:42:41 AM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I worked out with my trainer for 60 minutes. It felt good to get a good stretch.... Read more

  • And Goal!

    9/6/2016 10:30:51 PM, by GAILRUU

    I reached my goal at WW today! I was extra careful this week and weighed and measured everything and it finally paid off. I will keep on sticking with my lower points until I have a safe distance to my goal so I don't go over that and have to pay a weekly fee again. I became a life member 40 year... Read more

  • Sept. 5-11 Workout Schedule

    9/6/2016 10:21:46 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - KIT Tuesday - 4 Miles, Cardio Sports Drills Wednesday - 5 Miles, Lean Abs, Krav Maga Thursday - 4 Miles, Yin Yoga, Bowling Friday - Box and Burn Saturday - 6 Miles, KIT Sunday - Meditation Yoga... Read more

  • My new love...

    9/6/2016 8:52:50 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

    Anna Rose, born August 9th, 2016. Being a grandma ROCKS! ... Read more

  • Coffee

    9/6/2016 7:37:04 AM, by ZULLYH

    Coffee, I love you, but I've been doing some thinking of our relationship. The truth is I seem to need you more than you need me. I feel uncomfortable with the idea of not having you. And then I feel uncomfortable about being uncomfortable. Something is obviously wrong and we both know it. It... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 45

    9/5/2016 10:29:41 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I hurt. To top it off I had a very icky day at work. I walked almost 12,000 steps at work. I did a 12 minute stretching video tonight.... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 44

    9/5/2016 10:23:17 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I had a total of 120 minutes of walking between Disneyland and the airport. My legs are really sore and my calves are very tight.... Read more