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  • Blip in the road, but proud that I busted through it.

    7/29/2015 1:07:51 AM, by RACING4ME

    After my successes last week getting back into running, I managed to not continue - found excuses. I did keep eating better, and did a ton of house cleaning and purging, but didn't continue running. I was so upset with myself. Then I stopped....what the heck, I know better than this....let's get ... Read more

  • Searching My Soul

    7/22/2015 6:21:10 PM, by SASSISPRING

    Vonda Shepard – Searchin' My Soul I've been down this road walkin' the line That's painted by pride And I have made mistakes in my life That I just can't hide Oh I believe I am ready for what love has to bring Got myself together, now I'm ready to sing I've been searchin' m... Read more

  • A Little Frustrated to Say the Least

    7/22/2015 10:00:42 AM, by FANCY_PANTS

    Good morning.......I would be lying to say I am not frustrated that I seem to either be staying the same or gaining a tiny bit this week.......My problem is why? I am low-carbing and feeling bloated and miserable because the weight is not doing anything this week. I can hardly get into ketosis....an... Read more

  • You think I would learn!!

    7/22/2015 2:51:02 AM, by RACING4ME

    It's funny how many lessons you learn along the road to healthy living that stick. You think they aren't there, but once you get past the funk, they say "HELLOOOOOO, let's get this party started", they come out and play. 7 weeks ago I managed to break through the depression, and start to exerc... Read more

  • Diabetes Crept Up on Me

    7/21/2015 9:42:23 AM, by FANCY_PANTS

    Well I thought that I wasn't going to ever be diabetic. I think I was more into denial.... i went two weeks ago for a yearly physical bloodworm and the whole shamang. Did the blood sugar testing too. Next few day come and the doctor calls me in and tells me everything is good. He said that I might b... Read more

  • Six month goals

    7/20/2015 11:15:23 AM, by HEATHERM70

    I worked on my six month goals for TOPS this weekend, to turn in tomorrow. My new goal is to reduce by 24 lbs before the last weigh in of the year. Then I'll be 13 lbs away from my goal weight. It's a do-able number, if I can just keep the commitment going. I did join a gym this year and prepaid... Read more

  • Holiday is coming to an end

    7/20/2015 5:25:26 AM, by LOVELYDREAMER1

    It makes me sad but my Holidays are coming to an end, tomorrow I go back home and back to reality. I hope that when I get home I can get into a healthy habit one step at a time. We ended our time with an afternoon at the beach, I got burnt pretty bad I forgot how much sunburns hurt, it's been a litt... Read more

  • Parkour!

    7/18/2015 1:44:36 AM, by BYYOURGRACE

    Today I am in Vancouver with my daughter for a Parkour event. Remember I said "I wanna do what the kids do". Well after a 6 hour drive we went for a walk in the park. At first I was just in it to get some walking exercise in, but then my daughter and I went to a fitness circuit at the park. I did ... Read more

  • Moving in the Right Direction

    7/15/2015 1:00:41 PM, by BYYOURGRACE

    Despite my recent battle with myself about eating too much, I weighed myself today and I am down another pound. Turns out I'm not the only one who has felt ill after eating chinese food from this particular restaurant, however I will say that I ate more than I should have, and I will also qualify b... Read more

  • Paying in full!

    7/12/2015 10:28:02 AM, by BYYOURGRACE

    I am paying in full for lasts night's chinese food and doughnuts debauchery! I thought the worst of it would be the guilt and the emotional hangover, but last night I could hardly sleep a wink because I felt so ill after overeating. I don't know if something was bad in the food, but I suffered int... Read more

  • Death, depression and determination

    7/12/2015 1:50:08 AM, by PEEJ1234

    I lost my mother 6 months ago. My life became a tornado of depression, emotional eating, solitude and 12 hour work days. I tossed myself aside and focused on my family and their needs. My priorities and health were no longer important. I needed to be the glue to held us together. I rearranged my lif... Read more

  • Fell off the Wagon Today!

    7/11/2015 11:43:29 PM, by BYYOURGRACE

    Lots going on today! Garage sale, offer on a house, plans to go out of town with kids next weekend....Chinese food anyone? No time to prepare dinner. Sure I could eat SparkPeople fruits and veggies and salad, but what to feed the hungry family?...they don't want spark people food! Chinese food for... Read more

  • Family Camp in Washington

    7/11/2015 1:57:24 PM, by KALISWALKER

    534 on the road again. We are having a family get together this week - Family Bible Camp during the week and 2 weekends at our cabin in Washington. There will be 12 of us starting tonight. I will post pictures next week. Thankfully the meals and clean up are supplied at camp.... Read more

  • Funny Shirt Day 19

    7/8/2015 11:00:16 PM, by ADY6102

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  • Menopause Randoms

    7/8/2015 8:58:10 PM, by SASSISPRING

    I met with my doctor for my yearly medications renewal. My TSH and T4 are showing that I am high thyroid, however, we won't mess with the medications as my body requires extra thyroid hormones to function. I mentioned to him that I'm tired, my hair is thinning, my eye lashes are almost gone, my ey... Read more

  • San Francisco

    7/4/2015 11:08:51 AM, by KALISWALKER

    San Diego Zoo Walking the Golden Gate July 3rd After we left San Diego we stayed for the night at a place 2 hours out of SF. Yesterday morning we arrived in SF, checked into our hotel, bought bus passes, then took the bus to the bridge. We walked the bridge both ways. Today we... Read more

  • I Need This Picture!

    7/3/2015 11:37:50 AM, by KALISWALKER

    This is the reality check I need - picture taken June 27th says it all. I will put on the same outfit at the end of the Summer 5% Challenge in August. My goal to be 11.4 pounds lighter in 8 weeks. ... Read more

  • Happy Canada Day

    7/1/2015 9:45:35 PM, by TRINAMANZER

    Well i went MIA again for abit, but im back and going camping this weekend. Once i return i shall start my routine again. Drinking a ton of water, working out or walking. Hard to do in this heat so have to be up really early so i dont over heat. I hope everyone is having a great time and livin... Read more

  • Southern California Living & My Before Pic

    7/1/2015 3:28:32 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This is our family rental for the 9 of us. We are very comfortable and only 200 steps to Mission Beach and about 600 to Pacific Beach. This skinny piece of land between the 2 beaches is amazing. There are tourists everywhere, so lots of small restaurants and shops. luv-surf.com/jamaica-upper.... Read more

  • Practice, Practice, Practice!

    6/29/2015 11:53:38 PM, by BYYOURGRACE

    "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease...Do not fear, only believe." Taken from the Gospel readings this week, Mark 5:21-43. As I listened to this reading at Mass last Sunday I was moved to tears as I was struggling with a disease of my own....the diseas... Read more