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  • Day 10: Feeling better

    1/25/2017 9:59:57 PM, by COASTERKAT

    Missed yesterdays blog. Haven't been feeling well at ... Read more

  • Day 8: Blah

    1/24/2017 12:15:29 PM, by COASTERKAT

    I really didn't feel great for most of the day yesterday. I wanted to have a lazy day since I was sore from hiking on Sunday. Binged watched Sher... Read more

  • Day 7: Un-winter Weather

    1/23/2017 2:01:21 AM, by COASTERKAT

    The weather here in Ohio has been really strange this winter. We had negative temperatures and heavy snow in November, then January has been down... Read more

  • Day 6: Allergies

    1/23/2017 1:49:41 AM, by COASTERKAT

    This is a late entry because last night was a little ... Too exciting. I have known since I was a young child that I'm allergic to latex, after... Read more

  • Day 5: New ideas

    1/21/2017 12:36:14 PM, by COASTERKAT

    I'm always looking for new things to try that are within my goal calorie amount per meal. Last night, I decided to see how BD's Mongolian Grill, ... Read more

  • Day 4: Long Day

    1/19/2017 11:45:25 PM, by COASTERKAT

    I was really tired last night so ended up falling asleep way too early.. Which of course resulted in waking up way too early. So instead of my no... Read more

  • Day 3: Imperfections

    1/18/2017 8:47:11 PM, by COASTERKAT

    Tonight was girl's night with two of my good friends. It's a weekly tradition, and it always involves going out to eat. I didn't order "good" foo... Read more

  • Day 2: A Success Story

    1/17/2017 11:12:53 PM, by COASTERKAT

    After a slow start yesterday, today went much, much better. Under 1500 calories (my daily goal), 10,000 steps thanks to walking around campus tod... Read more

  • Day 1: slow to launch

    1/17/2017 11:15:22 AM, by COASTERKAT

    Well yesterday didn't go as planned... Didn't even get my blog post in. But a large part of it is that I had a lot of homework. Normally I'd try ... Read more

  • Day 0: 5 years later

    1/16/2017 3:44:06 AM, by COASTERKAT

    5 years ago tomorrow, on January 16, 2012, I started ... Read more

  • I do it my way!

    8/10/2015 5:04:03 PM, by COASTERKAT

    I had a very unsavory experience with a BeachBody coach today that made me ever more thankful for the community of Sparkers and reinforce my use ... Read more

  • 10 pounds down!

    8/1/2015 7:09:53 PM, by COASTERKAT

    Well... I should say "again." Because before I let things go, I'd actually lost 12 a few month ago. But, from my very first "before" picture unti... Read more

  • 500 days

    7/31/2015 6:08:05 AM, by COASTERKAT

    500 days. That's how long it's been since my last blog post on here. Well, to be completely honest, it's actually 499 but 500 sounds like a much ... Read more

  • Goals

    2/7/2015 10:20:33 PM, by JRSTACY98

    Here is a small goal each of you can do - log onto Sparkpeople each and every day. As we go through our journeys to better health and life we wi... Read more

  • Going Home

    3/18/2014 9:46:37 AM, by COASTERKAT

    I've been in Florida for 5 months now. It's been 5 months of temporary housing, living out of suitcases, emotional struggles and homesickness. My... Read more

  • Life in the Sunshine State

    1/21/2014 3:23:02 AM, by COASTERKAT

    It's been two months since I left my job, my home, and my life in east Tennessee. I left behind a toxic work environment, emotionally-damaging bo... Read more

  • Keep on Swimming

    1/6/2014 11:42:29 AM, by JRSTACY98

    In early December I recommited to living a healthy life, mainly to losing weight. At first I was seeing some weight loss each day, now a month p... Read more

  • Long time, no see. (Fair warning: LONG!)

    10/17/2013 4:01:12 AM, by COASTERKAT

    My last post was in March. That seems like a lifetime ago. So much has changed since then. Most of it bad, but some of it good. Stress has been t... Read more

  • Birthday Today!!

    8/28/2013 1:20:16 AM, by FIFTYTOFAB

    Totally blew my caloric intake, but.... I rode my bike for 50 minutes this morning and for 45 minutes this evening. Not enough to burn the calor... Read more

  • Mobile Focus Challenge

    7/27/2013 9:53:57 AM, by JRSTACY98

    Whether you have the newest Galaxy S4, Motorola Ultra, or an old iPhone, everyone agrees it is generally easier to use a computer and the web int... Read more

  • Bittersweet Memories

    3/15/2013 9:20:06 AM, by COASTERKAT

    Hey there Sparkers. This is kind of a hard post for me. One of my main goals this year was to be able to climb the lift of Wild Eagle withou... Read more

  • Hiking the Great Smoky Mountains

    2/16/2013 9:22:45 AM, by COASTERKAT

    Something that I've always wanted to do is a lot of hiking. I learned yesterday that I'm not quite in the shape I need to be to do as much hiking... Read more

  • Discovering the joy of yoga

    2/12/2013 9:18:59 PM, by COASTERKAT

    I decided it was time to see what all the yoga hype was about. You'd have to be living under a rock to have not heard by now all the benefits yog... Read more

  • A year later - An update story

    2/11/2013 2:49:54 AM, by COASTERKAT

    I joined SparkPeople on January 17, 2012 with the goal of dropping almost 50 lbs for my wedding in October. While I didn't make it that far, I di... Read more

  • Dang Cold in the Midwest

    1/24/2013 2:33:58 AM, by EXPT626

    Hope all are doing ok despite the nasty weather.... Read more

  • Hrm.

    1/9/2013 1:32:58 AM, by EXPT626

    Instead of the stairs -- because for some reason lately climbing them seems so tedious -- I've decided instead to climb up the (cemented/paved) h... Read more

  • I Hate Blogging

    12/31/2012 2:16:53 PM, by EXPT626

    I spend way too much time waiting for the elevator and one OS in particular. The solution to the elevator problem is easy -- take the stairs... Read more

  • Well hiya peoplez!

    11/8/2012 12:14:18 AM, by KAYLADAWNCOOK20

    I am Kayla.This is my dang 4th account cuzz i keep losin' my ... Read more

  • Long time, no see

    9/22/2012 10:31:48 PM, by COASTERKAT

    Well, it's been quite a long time since my last blog post. Over 6 months in fact. Never fear, I didn't disappear. I just had a lot of changes in ... Read more

  • My Son, My Heart...

    4/26/2012 12:44:53 PM, by DIAMONDDEBI416

    This is my very first blog entry. I'm not much of a writer and, up until now, I couldn't really find anything I wanted to say. Well, here it is..... Read more

  • The Apple Fast - Day 1

    3/15/2012 11:53:10 PM, by COASTERKAT

    I've been retaining water and having some digestion issues lately, and a friend of mine did a 3-day apple fast last week with great success. I di... Read more

  • Trying to get back in the groove

    3/8/2012 12:02:23 AM, by COASTERKAT

    With winter quarter coming to an end, it seems like each day there is a little more to do and a little less time to do it. In light of that, I've... Read more

  • Progress photos

    2/1/2012 1:23:55 AM, by COASTERKAT

    There was a particular photo of myself that really sparked my desire to lose weight. It's a beautiful picture of my fiancé and I in Gatlingburg, ... Read more

  • Starting Week 4

    1/31/2012 9:12:50 PM, by COASTERKAT

    At the end of this week, I will be one month into my journey. I've already hit my first few roadblocks, and am currently experiencing one of the ... Read more

  • Reweighing - a blessing and a curse.

    1/22/2012 1:36:25 PM, by COASTERKAT

    I always weigh myself twice, to confirm the first reading was accurate. On the second try, I move the scale (I used to have a scale that would re... Read more

  • Losing weight but not feeling it

    1/22/2012 12:00:45 PM, by COASTERKAT

    I can see the number going down on the scale, but I'm starting to wonder where the visible progress is. I know in the past if I lost even 5 lbs, ... Read more

  • 10 days, 5 pounds .. easier than I thought!

    1/20/2012 2:15:04 AM, by COASTERKAT

    I've noticed over the last week that my method of "dieting" this time around has been so much easier than I expected. I've found myself under my ... Read more

  • My fear of the dentist

    1/19/2012 8:10:27 AM, by COASTERKAT

    There's been this nagging fear that I can't get over and it's really starting to become an issue. Like many, I am afraid of the dentist. Now... Read more

  • First sickness of the winter

    1/17/2012 10:31:03 PM, by COASTERKAT

    There's nothing I hate more than being sick. Especially now as I'm starting my journey to a new life. I don't want to eat. I don't want to go to ... Read more

  • Focus Focus Focus

    1/2/2012 2:19:11 PM, by JRSTACY98

    This is the time of year that everything seems to be focused on Health. TV Ads, health clubs, people's resolutions. While I am not making a new... Read more

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