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  • Blessed Imbolc

    2/2/2018 10:39:54 AM, by ACTIVEGODDESS

    I can't believe it's February. I still haven't shaken off the December vibes completely. But I can feel Spring stirring with the wet rains yester... Read more

  • 2018: the year of the challenges!

    1/2/2018 6:02:12 PM, by AMANDANCES

    So once again, I started the new year running a 5k race, outside in the frigid 1-degree weather. I actually managed to dress appropriately this y... Read more

  • Happy New Year!

    1/1/2018 10:41:07 AM, by ACTIVEGODDESS

    This time last year I was 276 lbs. Now I'm just under 232 lbs. I feel different and I don't. I'm on antibiotics right now while last year I was i... Read more

  • When did I give up on "me"

    11/17/2017 10:57:50 PM, by CATHERINEXYZ

    So I just did my first vlog...but it seems that the spark has gone out of the vlog upload page so I will try to upload it again tomorrow. I ... Read more

  • Exhausted

    10/24/2017 5:48:54 PM, by CATHERINEXYZ

    So that was 2 nights on the bus to attend the exam of one of my masters students. The last thing I want to do is eat a salad or go for a walk. Ju... Read more

  • Work-weight balance

    10/21/2017 3:24:32 PM, by CATHERINEXYZ

    What can I do to get on track and stay there? I have a few good days and then I am on off to a conference or an exam or other commitment. O... Read more

  • Let's do this!

    9/4/2017 12:44:10 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Well, it's Monday morning. A fresh start, right? The truth is any day or hour can be the first moment of your commitment or re-commitment to your... Read more

  • At-Home Sh'Bam - yay!

    8/28/2017 8:50:16 PM, by AMANDANCES

    So I signed up for the Les Mills OnDemand service, which streams video classes of my favorite Les Mills activities to my home studio. Yay me :) ... Read more

  • Day by Day...

    8/27/2017 3:05:20 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Day by Day I am getting stronger! But, man oh man have I struggled every day to make that happen! My daughter has moved out and that has bee... Read more

  • How to survive vacation

    8/23/2017 1:55:50 PM, by AMANDANCES

    The family spent a few days at Kentucky Lake, to watch the eclipse in totality and for a brief vacation, but honestly these "vacations" make me m... Read more

  • Adding one day at a time

    8/18/2017 3:19:17 PM, by AMANDANCES

    Since I started back at the YMCA in August, I've tried to one-up myself each week, doing one more class than I did the previous week. My ultimate... Read more

  • Laundry Day Gratitude

    8/15/2017 4:13:29 PM, by AMANDANCES

    (I'm so behind this week, I'm functioning as though it's actually Sunday, my laundry day.) Today I put about two dozen child-size shirts in ... Read more

  • Work Hard Play Hard. You Can do This!

    8/13/2017 11:53:52 AM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Well, I started training for a 5k! Total I have lost 40 pounds from my highest weight (I've always wanted to use that i... Read more

  • Dear Santa: please bring me more time to work out.

    8/12/2017 7:20:38 PM, by AMANDANCES

    My 82-year-old mother has been living at the YMCA for the last couple of weeks. She discovered the aquatics classes and pretty much abandoned sit... Read more

  • So tired!

    8/10/2017 3:01:00 PM, by AMANDANCES

    Between being uber-active again and not getting enough sleep, I've been dragging through the early mornings this week. I seem to have also evolve... Read more

  • WOW!

    8/1/2017 2:22:42 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    I had a wonderful week at school. I am truly feeling positive about things to come! It was an exhausting class intensive with 10 hour days and I ... Read more

  • A week of vacation and...

    7/23/2017 8:14:18 AM, by RANAF222

    I lost 2 lbs!!! I am so proud of myself! I did have l... Read more

  • Nervous...

    7/15/2017 4:27:46 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    This week I did not register a weight loss to speak of. I did stay on my diet plan but spent too much time sitting to study. This w... Read more

  • Getting Back On Track

    7/8/2017 7:22:52 PM, by TAMMYD45

    Okay, it is time I start to take my health seriously. Yes I may need a powerchair, but there is still things I can do. And who knows, I may be ab... Read more

  • 2017 Summer 5% Challenge

    6/22/2017 6:42:28 PM, by BAZINGABROOKE

    I'm excited to begin this challenge of losing 5% of my weight this summer. If you're interested: Here is the community: www.sparkpeople.co... Read more

  • Recipes

    4/16/2017 7:42:21 PM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    Flaming Amy’s Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins Serves: 5 What You Need: 1 large can pineapple chunks,... Read more

  • Fitbit thoughts

    4/10/2017 10:09:51 AM, by FATCAT2FITCAT

    I have had a Fitbit for about a month now. I got it initially because I was curious about my tiredness, how well was I sleeping, and how little w... Read more

  • Joining a programme

    4/7/2017 12:37:46 PM, by FATCAT2FITCAT

    The gym I go to runs a Pure Loser programme. I joined because I have always done this by myself (apart from SparkPeople), and wondered what would... Read more

  • A letter to my past self

    4/1/2017 4:35:07 PM, by NAMASTENERD

    Dear Debbie at 8, 18, 28… and all the days in between, I’m about to say some words I don’t know I’ve ever said to you. Deep breath; here go... Read more

  • Goals and setbacks

    3/31/2017 1:44:35 PM, by AGENTVEG

    Well, I've been on SP for five days now, and it is already quite the adventure! I joined the 28 day boot camp challenge, which I was doing great ... Read more

  • A letter to my future self

    3/23/2017 5:31:22 PM, by NAMASTENERD

    Dear Debbie Who Wants to Live an Unhealthy Lifestyle, It’s pretty easy to stay in bed in the mornings and lounge on the couch after work. ... Read more

  • Keeping Tabs

    3/20/2017 4:03:31 AM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    *This makes 2x "normal" BPs from 2x diff. stations. Yay!* At Krogers, Richmond 10/10 214 lbs 105/76 -- Normal 127 -- High (came from... Read more

  • Week 3 and Going Strong

    3/1/2017 12:26:22 PM, by JSIM92480

    To be honest, this has been easier than I thought it would be. Yes, the cravings were hard, but it was easier to fight my instincts to eat what I... Read more

  • Fantastic Progress

    2/27/2017 9:24:29 AM, by JSIM92480

    I need to admit, I was ready to buy an orange soda today. But first I went down to the basement of my work and did my weekly weighing in. La... Read more

  • Oh so hungry

    2/22/2017 3:27:09 PM, by JSIM92480

    After over a week, I don't think it's hunger really, but cravings. Ironically, they were worse last week than this week. Not quite sure why the c... Read more

  • And... I'm Back.

    2/13/2017 1:33:49 PM, by JSIM92480

    It has been quite a while, but I am ready and wanting to lose weight again. As usual, I'm still at 190 and have done very little to lose that wei... Read more

  • Getting Serious

    2/2/2017 12:21:44 PM, by THEWOMBAT

    So it seems my first start at the diet this year was a false one. I didn't even try during my birthday week, and I ate waaaaay too much chocolate... Read more

  • At a plateau!

    4/5/2018 10:06:10 AM, by ELLIE_KAY

    Hi everyone, I've been at a plateau for three months now after starting a serious training program in January. I think I've built a lot of m... Read more

  • Reflecting on my workout plan

    4/19/2018 10:03:18 AM, by ELLIE_KAY

    The 30-day plateau-busting challenge suggested I take a look at my workout plan and reflect. I think I'll continue my plan as-is with an em... Read more

  • The day ahead

    2/2/2017 6:36:34 AM, by RANAF222

    Yesterday was a great day and I did everything I set up for myself to do and even more. I did track everything and satyed within my calorie range... Read more

  • Yesterday and plan for today

    2/1/2017 4:52:57 AM, by RANAF222

    So, yesterday I finally managed to track everything I ate and end up being at 1900 cal, way more what I should be eating. On the other hand I did... Read more

  • Yesterday

    1/31/2017 5:40:50 AM, by RANAF222

    I managed to have a great day yesterday both regarding my exercise (1000 m swim and a 40-min walk) and with my food. I did not track but it was l... Read more

  • Monday

    1/30/2017 5:58:32 AM, by RANAF222

    It is Monday and I woke up in a really bad mood. I feel bloated, fat, exhausted and I am sure what I ate this weekend have a lot to do with it. I... Read more

  • Starting Over 2017

    1/29/2017 11:09:40 PM, by ELYSIAN_DREAMS

    New Highest Weight: 247.0 Depending on which source I use: BF: 44.4/ 44.5 BMI: 40.4/ 40.5 Either way, that's bad. (Officially m... Read more

  • So tired

    1/17/2017 11:13:41 PM, by SUGAHBUTT

    Today has been insanely hectic. Still found time to exercise. I am super hungry and think I'll have some popcorn. The scale isn't moving much but... Read more

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